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Strictly Star Marks 20 Year Anniversary Of Queer As Folk

Faye Tozer from Queer As Folk

Strictly Star Faye Tozer has revealed she can’t wait to perform in Manchester this February, as one of the guest artists in a musical celebration of drama Queer as Folk.

The new show, STILL DOIN IT LIVE, marks the 20-year anniversary of the cult TV programme, and will see performances of the greatest anthems from Queer as Folk, by Manchester Camerata’s 28-piece orchestra and guest singers including Faye and original soundtrack artists.

Faye said: “Manchester – I hope you are ready, as it is going to be one amazing night. The majority of these tracks are hits in their own right, but to be re-working them with Manchester Camerata has been fabulous and I am really excited for everyone to see the show.”

Save The Date - The Chef's Table Event

The Chef's Table Event Pan

The Chef’s Table Event, is a brand new food event taking place on 15-17 March 2019 in London. The Chef’s Table Event is for passionate home cooks to come together and sharpen their skills, expand their repertoires and meet some of the best chefs and cookery teachers in the industry.  As well as hands-on masterclasses, attendees will experience cookery demonstrations and enjoy great food, drink and shopping. The Chef’s Table Event has been created to offer a meaningful and memorable experience to people who love food and want to learn more!

Cookery Schools

Join Pickering’s Gin for evenings of festive frivolities to kick off the Christmas season

Join Pickering’s Gin at Christmas

Start the season in style as Pickering’s Gin open their ‘Grown-Up Grotto’ in the heart of London. For two nights only, embrace Christmas for the unadulterated joy it should be!

Inspired by the novel fun of Pickering’s Baubles, the Edinburgh distillery is encouraging adults to Grab Christmas by the Baubles and embrace the simple pleasures of the festive season, forgetting about the stress and taking a moment to enjoy what Christmas is really about – fun and frolics with the important people in life.  

Best Selling Author Milly Johnson Showcases New Book at Mosborough Hall

Milly Johnson Showcases New Book at Mosborough Hall

Sunday Times Top 5 Best Seller Milly Johnson is showcasing her new book, “The Mother of All Christmases’, at a ‘Meet the Author’ afternoon tea at Mosborough Hall hotel on November 20, 2018.

The event offers literary fans the opportunity to meet this accomplished author in person, and begins with traditional afternoon tea, after which Milly will discuss her new book – the characters, the friendships and the inspiration – and share anecdotes and stories of her career.  Guests can participate in an audience question and answer session, before meeting Milly as she signs their copy of her book. 

Loveness Lee opens first Pop-up shop in Shoreditch

Loveness Lee opens first Pop-up shop in Shoreditch

Contemporary Jewellery designer Loveness Lee is delighted to announce the opening of her first solo pop-up store in one of London’s coolest spots, Shoreditch. Opening its doors from the 26th of November to the 2nd of December, the jewellery brand will be selling their Trans- natural, Chinese Zodiac and Premice collections offering a special 10% to 20% discount during the week on selected items. Loveness Lee jewellery is hand made in London using ancient jewellery techniques and traditions. Natural forms, vivid hues and irregular textures define the brand’s unique and statement style.

When: Monday 26th of November to Sunday 2nd of December Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10 am to 6pm Where: 67 Redchurch St., London, E2 7DJ

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is on the move to London’s West End!

Crystal Maze LIVE Experience moving to London’s West End!

Get ready to start the fans as The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is moving from Islington to the heart of London’s West End and tickets to discover the all-new maze will be available to purchase from Thursday 1st November.

The attraction will be opening its doors on Friday 29th March 2019, which you may, or may not know, is the start of Brexit. Regardless of whether you voted to ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ all will be welcome at the new venue!

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre at night

Located in the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk the cathedral town’s Christmas fayre, which runs from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th November, showcases a huge selection of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts and gifts as well as an inspired selection of food and drink from the region and around the world.

Browse and shop at around 300 stalls set out along the town’s medieval streets and gardens as well as within the historic and contemporary venues and attractions including St Edmundsbury Cathedral, The Athenaeum, historic Abbey Gate, medieval Moyse’s Hall, The Apex and the contemporary Arc shopping centre.

The Long & Short Of Holidays At Home

Devon Coastline - Holidays in the UK

New research from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com highlights Britain’s most popular short- and long-break holidays. From a week-long break in the Channel Islands to a short sleepover in Wales, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com reveals the top destinations for holidays in the United Kingdom.  

With holidaymakers drawn to its relaxed atmosphere, excellent walks and intriguing history, the picturesque island of Jersey is favourite for those seeking a week away. Back on the mainland, Wrexham was the shortest break, closely followed by the Scottish central Lowlands county of Lanarkshire. 

Who's Going Where For Christmas?

Christmas at James Places

As families embark on the annual arrangements for who goes where for Christmas, a North West hospitality group is offering festive getaways perfect for those who find themselves facing a quieter time this year.

James' Places marketing manager Heidi Kettle explained: "It's a perennial issue, especially when there are young grandchildren - which grandparents to go to, host at home and invite both sets, but how about more extended families or when multiple grandparents are involved? We've got just the thing for couples who may find themselves on a family ‘bye' this year."