Wicked is a musical that has been defying gravity for a number of years now. This musical tells the story of the wicked witch of the west and the Glinda the good witch when they both attended university together. For someone who adored The Wizard of Oz this was on my musical wishlist. I originally saw Wicked when it went on tour a few years ago. This time I was lucky enough to see it in the West End (crossing off another item on my 101 in 1001) with Ryan as I got us tickets for his birthday.
Whilst the entire cast were amazing, Alice Fearne (Elphaba) and Sophie Evans (Glinda) really were outstanding. Both these ladies really made me feel for their characters and their voices left me with goosebumps for the entire show.
Leaving at 7 AM I made the hour trip to Hay-On-Wye to visit the Hay Festival. For those of you who don’t know the Hay Festival is a literary festival that invites writers to come and take part in readings and discussions. I have been wanting to attend for years and this year I finally took the plunge and booked some tickets. This bodes pretty well considering it’s on my 101 in 1001.
A little side note about the tickets. So, I booked everything online through their official website. I originally booked for two events and all day parking. Unfortunately one of the events, featuring Patrick Ness, was cancelled. Hay were really prompt at sending out an email and letting everyone know that the even was cancelled, that we had been refunded and that they had organised a replacement event that we could book if we wished. I applaud them for their efficiency and organisation!
In the midst of finishing my Bachelor’s degree and starting (and now almost finishing) a PhD I feel like I’ve had little time to do things that I want to do. When I stumbled across the ‘Day Zero Project‘ I felt like this was something I could take a stab at to get a little bit more balance back in my life.
I’ve set up a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days (approximately 2.75 years). It’s definitely going to be a challenge but for me this is less about completing everything and more about trying. I have a massive fear of failure and am hoping that this list will help me to conquer that fear. There’s a range of things from travelling to far flung places to knitting a scarf and saving money. Everything on the list is something I’ve wanted to do for sometime and here’s hoping I finally can cross some of them off!
I’m planning to keep a track of as many of them as I can on the blog so you can keep me accountable and see just how successful I am in completing 101 in 1001.
Start date: June 1st 2017
End date: February 27th 2020