Laura Summerhayes

Freelance writer

Culture, entertainment and travel writer with a love for literature, history, live music and theatre
Three years' marketing experience; confident in writing copy, blog and social media posts
BA in English Literature and History (2:1) from the University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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Travel

Visitbristol

Itinerary: A theatre-lover's guide to Bristol - Visit Bristol

Local blogger Laura Summerhayes offers some advice for a theatre-packed day in Bristol...

Touring Laura's Travels

Firefighting in Habana Vieja

Sitting quietly in El Museo del Chocolate, sipping a hot chocolate and contemplating how to spend the rest of the day, I notice a hubbub from outside. Waiting staff in black...

Touring Laura's Travels

Photo Challenge: Relax

via Photo Challenge: Relax Wandering amongst brilliantly colourful houses, smelling the salty air while sunlight bursts through the leafy canopies of the many trees, my...

Touring Laura's Travels

Death of Fidel Castro, end of an era?

Today the world awoke to the news that Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution has died. Heralded by some as a hero, a mastermind who freed Cuba from the clutches of...

TNT Magazine

Bristol Ten essential experiences

Regularly voted one of the most livable places in Britain, Bristol has plenty to keep travellers occupied too: from scenery that looks like the backdrop of a period drama, to...

Touring Laura's Travels

A Whirlwind Tour of Dublin

Dublin, Dublin, Dublin. What a wonderful city you are. I had been looking forward to my little trip to the Emerald Isle for months, and it most certainly did not disappoint....

Touring Laura's Travels

Newfoundland: Canada's Unsung Hero

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Unsung Heroes." I was pleased to see The Daily Post's theme centred around the idea of 'unsung heroes', as it's a category that...

Arts and Culture

Culturefly

Book Review: Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore | Culturefly

Helen Dunmore's fifteenth novel is a thoroughly enjoyable read, particularly for myself, a lifelong Bristolian. Events begin in Bristol in June 1789, with the bulk of the action...

Culturefly

Best TV Shows of 2016: The Crown, Stranger Things and More | Culturefly

When it comes to our end of year features, choosing the best television shows from the past twelve months is never an easy task. We're living in the 'Peak TV' era with an...

Culturefly

Live Music Review: The Lumineers at the O2 Academy Bristol - Culturefly

The anticipation that's been building for fans of the Lumineers finally came to a head last Thursday evening. The American folky-rock heroes, who burst onto the scene in 2012...

Culturefly

Jane Eyre at the Bristol Old Vic Review - Culturefly

If you see one play in Bristol this week, make it Jane Eyre at the Old Vic. Moving yet amusing, tender yet unabashed, the play, co-produced with the National Theatre, kicks off...

Culturefly

Warriors Review - Culturefly

Of all the forms through which youthful exuberance and rebellious spirit find expression, the quintessentially English gentleman's game of cricket probably isn't the thing that...

Culturefly

Living Quarters at the Tobacco Factory Review - Culturefly

If there's one thing that the theatre isn't praised for enough, it's the boldness with which productions are undertaken. It's a risk putting on a play - there's no flogging...

Culturefly

Russian Tattoo - Elena Gorokhova Review - Culturefly

Released: June 2015 Russian Tattoo succeeds Elena Gorokhova's memoir of her early childhood, A Mountain of Crumbs. Beginning in Soviet Leningrad in 1982, when Gorokhova is 24...

Culturefly

Electra at The Old Vic - Review - Culturefly

If you're looking to spend a chilly afternoon whiling away the shorter days in the warmth of a playhouse, you could do a lot worse than to check out Electra at The Old Vic.

Health and Wellbeing

Rife Magazine

My IUD And Me: Coils And Contraception Services In Bristol

So, there comes a time when you just want a long-term method of contraception. So, there comes a time when you just want a long-term method of contraception. For me the natural...