Why NCAA Women’s Gymnastics should be your Lockdown viewing.

Thanks to the coronavirus, our worlds have all been shrunk to the size of our houses. All forms of entertainment have been confined to our TV screens and book pages, and sport has vanished from the social sphere. Saturday morning muddy football matches, browsing independent bookstores, queues outside theatres and laughs over almond lattes withContinue reading “Why NCAA Women’s Gymnastics should be your Lockdown viewing.”

Musical Chats with David Owen Norris

During my time as Concert Promotions and Marketing intern at Turner Sims (if you’re in the Southampton area, make sure to check out their concert series!) I got to interview a lot of great artists. You can check out my interviews and reviews on the Turner Sims blog, as well as here on The Rosie Word. Continue reading “Musical Chats with David Owen Norris”

REVIEW: Joglaresa at Turner Sims

The Coronavirus pandemic has got us all locked inside, and I’m on my laptop significantly more than normal! All of that screen time got me reminiscing about better times when we could go to concerts and shows… and so here is a review of optimal jollity from those better times! Joglaresa’s ‘Teatime Special’ at TurnerContinue reading “REVIEW: Joglaresa at Turner Sims”

REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: ‘When I Grow Up,’ I want to be Matilda. Meet Matilda. The talented young story-teller suffers while living with her TV-obsessed family, but discovers her hidden talents when she meets her new school teacher, Miss Honey. Tim Minchin’s musical, based on the well-loved book by Roald Dahl, perfectly captures the heartwarmingContinue reading “REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)”

REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: For those who love good old Queenie, and for those who don’t.   A revival of Peter Morgan’s The Audience is currently showing at the NST City in Southampton. The play premiered in the West End in 2013, and stages the Queen’s private weekly meetings with her prime ministers. It poses questionsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)”

REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer

Quick summary: Giving ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a whole new meaning. Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: DC Comics (obvs), Cassandra Clare, Daniel José Older, Richelle Mead In this rewrite of DC’s Catwoman, we are re-introduced to the badass anti-hero Selina Kyle, and her ‘band of merry men’, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. We alsoContinue reading “REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer”

SUMMER READING PREVIEW

This summer I am once again taking on the challenge of trying to read one book every week! There is nothing better for expanding your imagination and challenging your mind than reading, and to celebrate this, here is a preview of some of the exciting books we are reading over the summer. Catwoman Soulstealer –Continue reading “SUMMER READING PREVIEW”

REVIEW: Truthwitch

Quick summary: Sisters before misters, *KAPOW*! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: Sara Raasch, Renée Ahdieh, Kendare Blake and Laini Taylor. This book is 479 pages of brilliant, completely enjoyable writing. You have to take this opening novel of The Witchlands series as it is – a light fantasy with sparks of romance, high-octane adventure andContinue reading “REVIEW: Truthwitch”

REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns

Quick summary: Dark, savage and mesmerising.  Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: V.E Schwab, Neal Shusterman and Susan Dennard. Read the full synopsis here I bought and finished this book in two evenings worth of reading. The transitions between the points of view of the three sisters keeps you flipping the pages because youContinue reading “REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns”

REVIEW: Eric Lu at Turner Sims

On Tuesday 2nd April, 2019, Eric Lu made his first appearance at Turner Sims Southampton following his success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. The scene was set with dimmed lights across the auditorium and a warm, muted spotlight on the centre-stage piano. As soon as Lu walked on stage, there was a hush acrossContinue reading “REVIEW: Eric Lu at Turner Sims”