Circle Blog in May 2013
Posted on 18/05/13 08:31
When Kay Harper was made redundant after 23 years with the same company, she felt as though she was suffering a bereavement. And at the age of 57, she wasn’t sure whether she would be given a commensurate role with another business. But just over a year on, Kay is very happily e...
Posted on 18/05/13 08:08
No matter how often you say that your wedding will be small and simple, inevitably, the price always sky-rockets. Ceremony, reception venue, bridal gown, suits, flowers, food, drink, photographs...unless you only have three family members, two friends and a colleague, you are going to have to seri...
Posted on 17/05/13 07:02
Two caring little girls have raised hundreds of pounds for charity by having their long hair cut off at a Colchester salon. Five-year-old Amelie Barker and Jessica Pattinson, six, chose different good causes for the charity event. Amelie is raising m...
Posted on 16/05/13 19:07
With the Tour Series coming through Colchester on May 30, we hope to see a big increase in the uptake of cycling locally, writes Alasdair Jones from Colchester Physiotherapy. The fitness benefits of cycling are many – improved cardiovascular health which can help lower...
Posted on 16/05/13 09:39
Colchester theatre company Real Circumstance is bringing an original, stirring story of love and heartbreak to the Mercury Theatre next week. Our Share of Tomorrow starts a regional tour in Colchester on May 21 after succes...
Posted on 16/05/13 08:12
Our creative writing expert Sarah Banham is back to answer your questions about putting pen to paper. Q: My great grandmother had an incredible life which I am writing about. However, my family seem less than thrilled that I'm doing it. Have you any advice? ...
Posted on 14/05/13 18:03
School children are eagerly waiting to hear whether they have won a Colchester Zoo competition, with the prize to be personally presented by TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan. The youngsters from 80 schools around the region each painted their own 4ft...
Posted on 13/05/13 11:12
A team of fitness fanatics from Colchester are preparing to complete their toughest challenge yet - an Ultra Marathon along the length of Hadrian's Wall. Michelle Calver, Louise Davis, Andy Drake and Venessa Moffat will be taking on the 69 mile route over two days...
Posted on 10/05/13 06:56
When many of us think about the typical style consultant, we may recall the Trinny and Susannah types – the ones who will plonk us, horrified, in front of a full length mirror and make cutting remarks about our wobbly bits and the state of our underwear. ...
Posted on 10/05/13 06:52
Let me take you back to 2003, writes Lee Wakefield. The second series of Fame Academy (an earlier, better version of The Voice if you’re too young to recall) is airing and the UK has just crowned Alex Parks its winner. We, however, happen to be more interested i...
Posted on 04/05/13 09:33
Colchester burlesque troupe Helles Belles is to celebrate its first anniversary with a show at the Red Lion Hotel later this month. Holly High Heels, Fanny Darling, Mademoiselle Emmanuelle and Miss Scarlet Lovealot will be performing at the Grade I listed hotel on Friday...
Posted on 04/05/13 09:04
Today we’ve got a guest blog from psychotherapist and counsellor Ian Argent about nipping relationship issues in the bud before they get too bad. ...
Posted on 03/05/13 17:55
If you happened to be nursing a quiet pint at Colchester’s Hole In The Wall last Tuesday and snuck a glimpse towards Ska2-D2 as they took to the stage, you may not have believed it, but you were in for a treat, writes Lee Wakefield. Sure, it was brief, but the band were on scorc...
Posted on 02/05/13 08:14
A new market where young traders can set up in business for a reasonable rate will open in one of Colchester’s oldest buildings this weekend. The Market Café is being launched by GO4 Enterprises, a community-based social enterprise which works with young people who are not in education, empl...
Posted on 01/05/13 21:23
Polish people in Essex and Suffolk now have a dedicated online radio station which aims to help integrate them more into the community. Islanders Radio has been set up by Colchester-based Arek Tylza who moved to Britain from Poland eight years ago. He explained that he wanted a platform to p...