Lisa Hauck Hair & Makeup Christmas Auction

Lisa Hauck Hair and Makeup got the pre-Christmas auction and fund-raising season off to a great start. From her bijou salon on Gloucester Avenue, Lisa and her team launched and ran a successful fund-raising initiative generating over £1000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation and its fight against breast cancer. Funds were raised in two ways: a raffle generously supported by Lisa’s customers and friends and … Continue reading Lisa Hauck Hair & Makeup Christmas Auction

Snookered

Jonathan Gale let me in through the street door in Fitzroy Road into his family’s beautiful new home in what was Butcher’s Yard Plasterworks. Set round a courtyard with a Buddha statue, it feels remarkably quiet and private. We sat in a room that had been an open-sided store, with huge timber beams that he told me were probably from a ship two hundred years … Continue reading Snookered

Bag It! Celebrity owned and special pre-loved handbags fundraiser

Have you got a handbag hidden in the back of a cupboard that you never use and could donate for a good cause? Big bags, small bags, evening bags, small luggage, purses, office bags – even man bags welcome! BAG IT is a fun evening based on an auction of celebrity owned and special pre-loved handbags to raise funds for our local charity. Popular local resident … Continue reading Bag It! Celebrity owned and special pre-loved handbags fundraiser

About Face: Putting A Stamp On It

On 3 November philatelists and collectors across the globe will be waiting to see the Royal Mail’s 2015 Christmas stamp selection. This year they have been created by local artist, David Holmes. Sarah Smith went along to discover more about him and find out what it was like to win this unique commission. “Here’s the first surprise. I was christened Frederick Cecil Holmes, not David. … Continue reading About Face: Putting A Stamp On It