Making the most of International Craft Month

Not just a day – not even just a week – but a whole month dedicated to crafting…

International Craft Month is just around the corner and who better to talk about some of the workshops on offer locally than Rural Antics‘ Amanda Stone?

She’ll be back in the studio in the first hour of next weekend’s show to tell June and Claire about how Hanwell Wine Estate will be celebrating throughout March with a host of different activities on offer.

If you heard Amanda chatting to the Girls Around Town back in November, you may remember that making chocolate truffles was one of the workshops on the calendar for Christmas. The good news is that it’s on the programme for March too – on Friday 27 March to be precise if you want to book your place before they’re all gobbled up!

Not that into chocolate? Presumably there are a few folk out there who aren’t but, with everything from Bentwood Chair Making and Beginners’ Embroidery to Pencil Drawing and Willow Weaving on the menu during the month, there’s sure to be something there you’d like to try.

Whether you want to polish up an existing skill or give something new a go, tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am next Sunday to check out the full programme of events and join crafters across the globe making the most of March…

Put on your positive pants!

Last week, it was all about bras – this week, the Girls Around Town turn their attention to pants…

Claire Clements, the founder of both Positive Pants and Blissful Balance, joins June and Rosalyn in the studio on Sunday to talk about the different ways in which she helps kids build their confidence and understand the importance of gratitude and positivity.

And bless her, she’s even promised to bring a bag of bras to add to the Bring Out Your Bras! collection Janice Holmes will be taking to Gambia later in the year…

Top of Claire’s list of events at the moment is an inspiring day packed with lots of free fun activities, excitement and knowledge guaranteed to leave children who take part feeling empowered about their future.

Organised in conjunction with Jackie Wilson and Susan Brookes, the first ever Positively Empowered Kids Festival takes place at Nottingham Racecourse from 10am till 4pm on Sunday 30 June.

Ticket prices range from £6.50 to £30 and can be booked online here, where you’ll also find details of what’s in store for visitors – everything from yoga, circus skills and wellbeing crafts to making healthy food, family massage and tai chi to name just a few!

“Our aim is for parents and children alike to leave the festival bursting with ideas and equipped with all the tools and techniques that will help the kids to create true success on their own terms,” says Claire.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon when she’ll be talking about the festival in more detail.

And about how putting on a pair of the Positive Pants she sells can give your kids (and you!) an extra boost to get you all through the day…