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Claire Herbaux

As a travel fan, Claire, who was born in France, travelled to Bristol to complete her degree in Journalism. Since graduating, Claire has taken a post in Canada where she freelance travel writes and reviews books. Claire is an avid reader who once wrote about her reading journey. We are excited to have someone so passionate about reading to recommend up and coming must reads and highlight her own reading experience.

Crazy for You is maybe one of the lesser known musicals – no less regular theatre goers anyway – and yet the Hippodrome seemed even busier...

Whether you have one already or need to go out and buy one: Get your crockpot out! I recently got one and it makes life SOOOOO much easier! What I planned...

An experience unlike any other – save the date for 2018 You will probably never have heard of it and once you have experienced it you wonder how you...

If you have one evening off this week, it should be spent going to see My Fair Lady. The costumes, the singing, the music – it is sublime. The BLOC...

This book is not your usual novel, it is a life lesson for all of us beyond misconceptions, beyond politics and your personal comfort, and simply see human...

I did the photoshoot. I had my hair and makeup done, did all the poses, tried on different clothes, and I thought I knew what it was about. Until I saw...

As part of our series on confidence, I decided to do a practical experiment. After all, if you have to overcome fears of public speaking at work, you can...

Alexandra Burke is not just the star of the show, she is the show. This being the second time I have seen her as Deloris Van Cartier, I can say with certainty,...

The eternal discussion of confidence; Self confidence, body confidence, self-esteem, and what it really means. There is no right or wrong here. For some...

Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion, Grease is the way we are feeling. Oh yes indeed! It is one of the most iconic musicals and it is back...

Lord of the Dance is a classic – or so it should be. To fully explain the phenomenon that is Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, I will take you through...

“From street food stalls to Michelin restaurants, London is a magnet for cooking talent: a place where, no matter the cuisine or the credentials of the...

Last week I told you all about the giftwrapping workshop with Amanda White I went to. If you followed it closely, you will know I haven’t given you...

The Welsh National Opera is back in Bristol with three new operas: Le vin herbé, La Bohème, and Madam Butterfly. La Bohème is one of the best known...

Let’s be superficial, let’s judge from the outside, let’s worry about looks and ignore what’s on the inside for a moment – let’s talk gift...

Simply fantastic. There are no other words to describe Funny Girl. Watching it was an experience in itself. Seeing people look at each other during intermission,...

Here is a feel-good book for you. It is the kind which simply falls into place at the end, where stories come together. It is, as it reflects the idea...

I rarely go elsewhere but on Twitter and right here to share books I am passionate about. And I am careful with praise, because most readers have such...

Big Little Lies – the mini series is out on HBO. It is based on my favourite book by Liane Moriarty. Apparently Reese Witherspoon agrees, because she...

Gap years and travel adventures are often for young people, they say. When I tell anyone about my latest trip, I often hear “I wish I had travelled when...

As it’s the season of love, let’s talk romance! I asked you to pick between the Brontë sisters – and you chose Emily; great! Emily Brontë is...

When writing about Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can, I mentioned the interesting experience of having the words read by herself, the author,...

Last week I introduced you to the Tall Poppy Writers, so here is one of my favourite Poppies, and her new book. Starting with the bad news: you will need...

Part of being a reader is often finding groups to belong to: friends at a library, a book club, a friend who likes similar books, generally someone to...