Time to strut your stuff

Fancy a chance to try a spot of strutting, ladies? Well, next month in the Ballroom at Upton Hall you can do just that.

A unique dance workshop designed to boost your confidence and give you that feel-good factor, Strutology comes to Upton on Saturday 6 April, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

After you’ve learned and practised the routine, you’ll be able to pop on your heels* and strut out in style – this bit’s purely optional, of course, but it’s guaranteed to put an extra swing in your step…

With Prosecco, refreshments and treats included, tickets are £20 each and payment must be made in advance to guarantee your place. To find out more and make your booking, email paula.drakeford@gmail.com or give her a call 07583 579017.

Bring your girlfriends, bring your heels and get ready enjoy an evening of fun and movement that will leave you feeling like a sassy diva!

*If you’re planning to strut in heels, please make sure they’re secure to the foot with a boot or strap and are either a block or a lower heel.

Poetry and printing for Christmas


If you fancy having a go at making unique Christmas cards featuring your own poem and hand-printed design, here’s an event that’s sure to appeal…

Regular listeners to the show will already know Fiona Theokritoff as a Newark-based homeopath and the Girls Around Town‘s wellbeing guru. But did you know that’s she’s a poet too?

Or that, on Saturday 29 October, she’ll be presenting a Christmas Poetry and Printing Workshop at the Hanwell Wine Estate in Kinoulton?

Join Fiona between 10am and 4pm as she helps you ‘mine’ your memories of Christmas and find your inner poet, guiding you through the creation of your poem with a series of simple writing exercises. Then, after you’ve typed up your work on a vintage typewriter, she’ll show you how to design and decorate up to six cards.

Choose between making simple print blocks, using original printer’s letter blocks or creating a design with stamps and cutters – all materials and resources for the day will be provided, although you’re welcome to bring along a special item that represents Christmas for you.

No previous experience is necessary so the workshop is perfect for beginners. Places are £70 each, including a homemade two-course lunch served with local wine, but they’re limited so don’t leave it too long to make your booking. Register online here or email fiona@fionatheokritoff.co.uk for more details…

Can you imagine a better way to start your preparations for a memorable Christmas than by creating your very own hand-printed keepsakes?

Give your wardrobe a workout!

wardrobe workout 2Spring is in the air (we hope!) so what better time to think about a workout?

No, not the sort that takes you down to the gym – in this case, it’s all about your wardrobe and a stylish event that’s coming to Newark next week…

If you want to find out how to get the best from the outfits and accessories you already own and how to avoid making costly shopping mistakes in the future, this one’s for you.

Join Wardrobe Coach Alicia Kite for a two-hour workshop packed with hints and tips to guide and inspire you to develop your own innate sense of style.

Alicia is not just a great stylist but her attitude to style is infectious – Gina Barton

You’ll learn what truly suits you and why, find out how to become a more fabulous you in every way – and see immediate results that will save you a fortune and last a lifetime!

Wardrobe Workout takes place at Balance Studio, Paxton’s Court in Newark from 10am to 12 noon on Friday 4 March. Tickets are just £25 each, including refreshments – contact Danii on 07872 637139 or email adamsonnvp@gmail.com to book your place.