Age UK to hold concerts in Dorset

March 31, 2013 by  

Age UK, a charity dedicated to supporting the elderly, is set to host a series of concerts across Dorset that are designed to help support those suffering from memory loss and those people who are caring for them.

The series of concerts is called ‘Melodies for Memories’ and is set to be run by Age UK in a variety of locations across Dorset, including Lyme Regis and Shaftesbury. The concerts will run fortnightly and will give carers and sufferers of memory loss the chance to meet and socialise thanks to a shared love of music.

Natalie Betts is a facilitator for Melodies for Memories. She spoke to Poole View about the concerts, saying:

“People can recall familiar music much later into life than other memories. It is great to encourage listening to music at home, but being socially active at groups like Melodies for Memories will help delay the progression of memory loss even more.”

The Melodies for Memories series of concerts are not just designed to be listened to; they are a participatory activity with group singing and activities. The sessions feature music – both contemporary and from the past – and each concert is designed to stimulate memories and provide enjoyment for participants.

A leaflet about Melodies for Memories has been produced by Age UK using full colour flyer printing. Poole residents wishing to find out more about the concerts and when they are taking place are advised to contact Age UK directly for a copy of the leaflet.

Council to deliver magazine across the borough

March 30, 2013 by  

Hertsmere Borough Council is set to deliver copies of its printed magazine to homes and businesses across the borough to give residents an overview of council news for Spring.

The Spring 2013 edition of [Read more]

Independent record shop relocates

March 30, 2013 by  

An independent record shop in Birmingham has relocated to new premises and continues to thrive despite current challenging economic times.

Swordfish Records, previously located in [Read more]

Jobs created at new Staffordshire gym

March 29, 2013 by  

A new gym has opened in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, creating 40 new jobs and giving the local economy a much-needed boost.

Xercise-4-Less, a gym company with [Read more]

Council celebrates apprenticeships

March 29, 2013 by  

Bath and North East Somerset Council has been setting an example for other businesses in the region by celebrating the work and achievements of the apprentices that work across the council.

The council currently employs [Read more]

Budding rock stars get chance to play at festival

March 28, 2013 by  

Wannabe rock stars across Scotland are being offered the chance to play live at this year’s T in the Park festival thanks to a talent-finding competition.

T in the Park has run a successful search for new Scottish musical talent over the last few years, offering the nation’s bands the chance to play live to the T in the Park audience on the T Break stage, which is dedicated to new and emerging artists.

The head of sponsorship for Tennent’s Lager, George Kyle, spoke about the contest, saying:

“Tennent’s believe passionately in supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene, there is a wealth of unique, emerging talent in this country. T Break is one of the highlights of T in the Park year after year and I’m sure this year will be no different.”

Brown Bear and the Bandits were the winners of last year’s competition and the pop/folk group played the T Break stage in 2012. The band said:

“”Playing the T Break Stage in 2012 was a great opportunity for us, not only to play live to a large festival crowd but it also opened doors for us and gained us national exposure in the Scottish press.”

T in the Park has been advertised across the UK with posters and flyers produced using full colour printing. Coatbridge, like the rest of Scotland, is home to a number of budding musicians who are likely to be entering the contest to win the spot on the T Break stage.

T in the Park takes place from July 12 – 14 and tickets are on sale now.

Live music event a roaring success

March 28, 2013 by  

A live music festival that was recently held in Dunfermline has been hailed as a massive success after bringing over £300,000 of economic value to the region.

Over 4,000 people recently flocked to [Read more]

Disruptions to trains over Easter

March 27, 2013 by  

Residents of Strood and the Medway area have been advised to check before they travel on trains over the Easter weekend as there are several alterations to local rail services.

Planned engineering works are set to cause disruption to several regular train services over Easter. Anyone hoping to travel on Southeastern trains over the Easter weekend has been asked to ensure that they pay attention to communications that are being released about the changes to timetables.

Strood residents are advised to check with stations or the Southeastern website before they travel. A spokesperson commented on the disruptions to Southeastern train services, saying:

“Network Rail is conducting major engineering work over the Easter period which will have an impact on our services.”

She continued:

“We advise any passengers travelling over this period to plan ahead, allow additional time to travel and check our website or the National Rail Enquiries website for a full list of service alterations.”

Commenting on the situation on behalf of Network Rail, the company that will be carrying out the works over Easter weekend, a spokesperson said:

“We work closely with Southeastern to carry out improvement works at times which will disrupt the least number of passengers… We apologise to passengers affected by the improvement work taking place over Easter.”

More information about the disruptions can be found on both the Southeastern and Network Rail websites, and public transport users should perhaps keep an eye out for any flyer printing or short notice visits to print shops by transport officials to spread news of changes.

New charity race event for Basingstoke

March 26, 2013 by  

A new charity 5 kilometre race event is set to take place in Basingstoke this summer.

Destination Basingstoke is the new name for the run which will take place around the Festival Place shopping centre in the town before leading on to Basing View and Eastrop park. The council and business owners hope that [Read more]

Town centres around Manchester set for revamp

March 25, 2013 by  

Eight of the main town centres in Manchester are set to receive a boost thanks to a new initiative that will see investment and focus from all ten councils in the greater area.

Altrincham is amongst the chosen eight town centres which will be focused on as part of this initiative. A plan has been drawn up, advising that the council and local private sector partnership Altrincham Forward should [Read more]

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