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Events/Courses

We offer a variety of different courses and events, if you have any questions or requirements please contact us. Future Events, will include: Calligraphy, Vegetable Gardening (From Plot to Plate), Cooking for Friends, Photography, Nutrition and Fitness.

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  • Smartphone Photography
    Friday 16th October 2020
    10am-1pm

    £62.00

    In this workshop you will discover how to take fabulous photos with your smartphone.

    We all walk round with a camera in our pocket these days and imagery is everywhere, so join us to discover how to stand out from the crowd and get the best from your phone.

    The workshop will include taking photos, how to enhance them, lighting and composition as well as external apps and discussion about what you do with your photos afterwards.

    This workshop would be perfect for business owners and those bloggers who use Instagram and Pinterest etc to promote their business as well as the casual photographer.

    Jenny Kaye is a professional photographer and will share her hints and tips for creating stunning imagery.

    This course accommodates 6 people which will be socially distanced in a Covid safe environment.

    Please book via the website or by direct email.

    Find out more about Jenny Kaye and the other workshop leaders.

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    Photography & Beyond
    Thursday 12th November 2020
    10am-1pm

    £62.00

    Do you have hundreds and hundreds of photos but not sure what to do next?

    This workshop is ideally for people who have attended either one of my digital SLR camera workshops or the Smartphone Photography workshops. Alternatively, if you already know how to use your camera or phone but would like to know more about what happens next then it could be for you.

    • Editing photos – on your phone or computer
    • Storing photos
    • File Sizes
    • What to do with all your photos
    • Calendars, books, products
    • Design ideas

    This course accommodates 6 people which will be socially distanced in a Covid safe environment.

    Please book via the website or by direct email.

    Find out more about Jenny Kaye and the other workshop leaders.

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  • Past Event – Vegetable Gardening

    5.00 out of 5

    Vegetable Gardening with Julia Parker will cover all aspects of what to plant now for both a late autumn harvest and planning ahead for Spring and Summer next year.

    Including herbs, vegetables and flowers, Julia will give advice and demonstrations of what and how to plant and where.

    Having worked with Alitex Greenhouses giving online tutorials throughout lockdown, running her own vegetable garden design business and having co-authored a gardening & cookery book for children, Julia is confident, enthusiastic and wonderfully encouraging to the novice and green fingered gardener alike.

    So, if you, like us were tempted by tomato growing, basil breeding or potato picking during our long summer at home, come and learn the top tips and insider guide as to how to make your plot (even more) productive!

    This workshop will take place outside, under cover, safely and socially distanced. There will be access to toilets, hand sanitiser and masks will be available, if required.

    Includes homemade refreshments and goody bag.

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Julia Parker and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Essential Nutrition for Over 40’s

    In this 2 hour (empowering) workshop, discover which foods and their properties can help to support women’s health during mid life.

    Learn how the right nutrition can help to support hormone balance, energy, sleep and mood, and how to use this knowledge to cook and eat well every day.

    Sue is a fully qualified nutritional therapist and her aim is to help you to make sense of the confusing world of nutrition. She will share her top tips and practical advice to help you look and feel great after 40 (please note – this is not a cookery workshop).

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Sue Vaughan and the other workshop leaders.

     

     

  • Past Event – Smart Phone Photography

    5.00 out of 5

    In this workshop you will discover how to take fabulous photos with your smartphone.

    We all walk round with a camera in our pocket these days and imagery is everywhere, so join us to discover how to stand out from the crowd and get the best from your phone.

    The workshop will include taking photos, how to enhance them, lighting and composition as well as external apps and discussion about what you do with your photos afterwards.

    This workshop would be perfect for business owners and those bloggers who use Instagram and Pinterest etc to promote their business as well as the casual photographer.

    Jenny Kaye is a professional photographer and will share her hints and tips for creating stunning imagery.

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Jenny Kaye and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Learn to make a Hand Tied Bouquet

    Have you ever wondered how to create a gorgeous arrangement from the everyday supermarket flowers that you pick up with your bread and milk? Or perhaps you have an abundance of lovingly home grown flowers picked from your garden, but are at a loss as to how best to display them?

    Gill Booker is an award winning, City and Guilds trained florist who will demonstrate how you can transform the cellophane wrapped bunch of nondescript flowers that are your weekly supermarket purchase into a truly stunning hand tied arrangement, ready to be displayed in your own vase.

    Spend the morning with Gill as she demonstrates two different approaches to hand tied arrangements. All flowers and foliage will be provided along with coffee and homemade cake on arrival and a goody bag to take home along with your two finished bouquets.

    This would make the perfect Mothers Day present, book your Mum onto the course or come along together to make her the best personalised bouquet as her gift for Mothering Sunday.

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Gill Booker and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Instagram for Business

    5.00 out of 5

    Kat Shayler from SharpFox Social, is running an Instagram for Business Workshop. The course will include:

    • How To Create A Standout Instagram Account (Including Creating a Stellar Biography)
    • What and When To Post
    • How To Find Your Potential Customers On Instagram and How To Talk To Them
    • How and When To Post To Maximise Engagement
    • Instagram Stories – Practical Session
    • Question and Answer Session

    Also, please have an Instagram account installed on your mobile and bring it with you!

    This course accommodates 20 people.

    Find out more about Kat Shayler and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Christmas Wreath Making

    After many successful workshops at Studio Portobello, Gill Booker is returning to run a Christmas Wreath Workshop on Wednesday 12th December 2017.

    Gill is a Constance Spry trained florist and City and Guild’s Gold Medal of Excellence Winner, who has taught at Missenden Abbey and runs her own Bespoke Floristry business.

    Tickets include all materials required for the workshop, refreshments and goody bag!

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Gill Booker and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Interior Design Basics

    5.00 out of 5

    Whether the place where you live is a mansion or a studio flat it is your ‘castle’, your anchor and your life under one roof. But does it currently feel like a place of welcome and comfort or more a functional collection of furniture?!

    This short course, run by Charlotte Reynolds, aims to give a fun and informal introduction to Interior Decoration. Learn the principles of making the most of the space you have.

    • Planning a room – purpose & practicalities
    • Inspirational effects of colour and light
    • The decorative scheme, style and mood
    • Accessorizing
    • Colour psychology
    • There will be a practical workshop putting together a sample/colour board for a fictional client.

      Bring a photograph (if you would like!) of a room or area of your house that you feel doesn’t ‘work’, for discussion during the morning.

      Refreshments, goody bags and all materials will be provided.

      This course accommodates 5 people.

      Find out more about Charlotte Reynolds and the other workshop leaders.

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