Putting health and wellness at the top of the agenda

It’s all about networking again this weekend, when Johanna Thompson and Kayleigh Langley join the Girls Around Town to talk about the meetings and events they organise for people working in the health and wellness industry.

They’ll be sharing details of the Wellness Network‘s regularly monthly meetings, currently held in Lincoln and Grantham, which bring together like-minded professionals to share best practice, make new contacts and create collaborations.

There’ll be news too of their plans to expand the group’s activities to other locations, a look back at some of the special events that have taken place recently and a look ahead to one on the cards for Sunday 8 September.

The Grantham Health & Wellness Show at the Urban Hotel runs from 11am till 3pm and visitors can take their pick from no fewer than 10 short talks on popular topics such as the facts and fiction of the menopause, green beauty, reflexology and how a boudoir shoot can help boost your confidence.

With various demonstrations on the programme, a range of stands to browse around and the opportunity to try different exercise classes, there’s something for everyone at this free event. And there’s even a goody bag for the first 100 people who register!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for all the details from Johanna and Kayleigh. In the meantime, you’ll find more information about the talks here – places are free but they’re limited so you do need to register if you want to secure yours.

And if you’re quick, you just might be going home with one of those goody bags too…

For goodness bake

Plenty of food for thought on this weekend’s show…

Fresh from the first ever Newark Vegan Festival on Saturday 16 February, Rachel will describing some of the goodies that were on sale in the Ballroom of the Town Hall.

She’ll have news too of her cookery demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on the day – if you’re reading this before Saturday, there’s still time for you to go along and see her in action! – and hopefully there’ll be a few minutes in the first hour of the show for her to share at least one of her recipes.

Later on, Jill Hesketh will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about her bread-making courses – and she’s promised to bring some of her goodies to the studio too…

Jill be telling June and Rachel why and how she started Bake It and Take It, offering one and two day courses which, as the name suggests, give those taking part the opportunity to bake their own bread and then take it home to enjoy!

With just two clients joining her for each session, there’s plenty of time get hands-on with the dough and – with Jill’s expert guidance – make several different breads, from a white tin loaf to an Italian foccacia.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for all this and more, including news of Jill’s new half-day pizza and tapas making courses and her plans to add cake and pastry making classes to the menu later this year…

Are you a crafty sew n sew?

crafty betty imageDid you just say yes? Then this Saturday’s show will be right up your street…

Michelle Baker will be joining the Girls Around Town after 11am to talk about upcoming events and workshops at her Crafty Betty studios in Newark. And top of the list will be the one that’s happening on Saturday 17 October.

With activities for stitchers of all ages and abilities, Sew Saturday at Crafty Betty is part of a national campaign to raise the profile of sewing stores across the country. Pop over to The Arcade any time between 2pm and 6pm and you’ll find plenty of things to interest and inspire you – from demonstrations and workshops to a craft fair and even a Sewing Bee.

sew saturdayWith free goody bags and a raffle in aid of the Sam White Legacy, not to mention some delicious cupcakes too, there’ll be lots to see and do throughout the afternoon.

June, Tina and Sue will all be putting in an appearance after their show – and no, not just for the cupcakes! They’ll be channelling their inner May Martin, of The Great British Sewing Bee fame, stepping up to judge the entries in the competition to Make a Patchwork Cushion.

Although they probably won’t say no to a cupcake to fortify themselves for the task…

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 1pm on Saturday to find out more. Meanwhile, there’s still time to have a go at one of the various competitions – the closing date is now Friday 16 October so why not visit the website for all the details and download the free patterns for your entry?