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Discover the Magic of Christmas at Dunham Massey

CHRISTMAS at Dunham Massey, in Altrincham, Cheshire, returns for its 4th year to the historic National Trust property, from 20 November to 30 December 2020. This year you will discover new immersive installations as the magical winter trail is set to be bigger and better than ever. Enter beside giant glittering deer into a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics.

New trail highlights for 2020:-

 Dancing Lights on Water.

 Crystal and Fire Garden.

 Giant Snowflake Light Display.

Despite the Pandemic, we are told tickets are selling out fast for this magical, after dark, illuminated Christmas trail, therefore early booking is advised.

If all goes to plan you will be able to wander beneath stunning tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light and discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky.

Stroll beside colour changing lakeside reflections and under trees dripping with silvery shards of light, baubles and stars.

Huge snowflakes create an aerial kaleidoscope over the Gardens and the tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour.

Also, for 2020, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the crystal and fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate. Don't forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.

For more information and to get tickets please visit:- NationalTrust.Org.UK. Also, don't forget that parking is free for National Trust members when booked in advance.

Unemployed and looking to train and develop in the world of dance with Liverpool's favourite cultural dance professionals

ARE you passionate about dance and culture? Would you like to learn more about how dance can impact and improve people's lives? If so we have the course that is waiting for you! Movema have designed a free accredited training programme for 19 year olds plus who are unemployed and out of education, based in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.) Thanks to our funders European Social Fund for making this possible.

Holly Prest, Artistic Director, Global Grooves said:- "We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity at such a crucial time of uncertainty, increasing unemployment and reaching out to BAME dance artists as a response to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Our goal is to provide opportunities and training to those who may experience barriers with their career progression within the dance sector. Apply now and I cannot wait to meet you!"

The programme will be lead by world dance and personal development specialists, and has been developed with partners in the dance and arts sector to ensure the topics are relevant and fit for purpose with the goal of developing learners into further learning, completion of an accredited qualification, and/or employment.

Desi Cherrington, Relationship Manager Dance, Arts Council England:- "Movema design and develop their services and programmes with artists and communities at their heart. I'm excited to see the future development of this timely programme and its continued support of and dialogue with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic dance artists enabling them to fulfil their creative ambitions and aspirations. Arts Council recognises the valuable contribution made by ethnically diverse artists to the richness of arts and culture in this country."

The programme has structured teacher lead sessions, as well as on the job training and independent study hours for learners to attend free Movema dance classes, use Movema's wifi hot desk for tasks and an independent learning plan unique to each participant.

Holly Prest, Artistic Director, Global Grooves added:- "We are so excited to be working in partnership with Capoeria for All, Global Grooves and Milap, key arts organizations in the North West who share the same importance of accessibility and diversity for talent development and personal growth. We draw on worldwide cultural art forms to deliver jaw dropping, inspirational Carnival experiences through music, dance and visual arts. We are passionate about connecting young people, communities, and organisations by creating the most extraordinary opportunities, moments and memories. Through providing training, mentoring and consultancy coupled with volunteering, participation and performance, we have witnessed that the immersive nature of Carnival can take people on phenomenal journeys, allowing them to discover everything they need for their own personal growth. We are very excited to be working in partnership with Movema on this programme and look forward to developing ways of supporting people into diverse arts."

The course will cover the following topics:- personal development, Teaching Inclusive Dance, Dance Techniques, Choreography, Business Skills, Masterclasses on Indian and Afro Brazilian dance and culture (delivered by Global Grooves and Milap) and more!

Applications are now open! Email:- Admin@Movema.Co.UK for an application pack and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. Just ask to speak to Ithalia! Deadline for applications is on Friday, 16 October 2020. For more information please visit:- GlobalGrooves.Org and MilapFest.Com.

Limited Time Offer - Shop local - Southport!

PLEASE help the local economy and also help support local businesses like Mind Games, on  2 Hill Street, Southport, PR9 0PF, when buying gifts for this Christmas. We have this fantastic offer for you from them.

'The Christmas Carousel'


THIS is an exquisitely illustrated 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which includes an extra free 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, both of which are part of the Falcon de luxe Christmas collection. The image depicts a traditional Christmas market with quaint stalls, fairy lights and snow topped trees with the stunning carousel as its centrepiece, even Father Christmas himself has arrived to delight local children, with his trusty reindeer and sleigh that’s overflowing with gifts. These stunning 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles have been illustrated by the very talented artist:- Daniela Pirola. The finished size of these 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles measures 68 x 49cm (approximately) and has been produced using high-quality recycled board to ensure every jigsaw piece maintains its original shape and creates a poster like finish. Plus, there are also fantastic puzzle pictures included too.

Yours for just ₤21.99 including UK Postage!

Plus - Batteries are not required!

New Limited Edition Christmas Is Coming Puzzle


24 enchanting images create a magical frame for the main scene; making this an idyllic family Christmas Day! Jigsaw puzzles for adults are an amazing way to relax and escape for a few hours. Bestselling puzzle brand worldwide. With over 1 billion puzzles sold, our jigsaw puzzles make ideal gifts for women, great gifts for men and fit perfectly on our puzzle board. Our 1000 piece jigsaws are crafted with premium quality and measure 70 x 50cm when complete. Great for Adults and ideal puzzles for Children 12 years old and up. Our puzzles use an exclusive, extra-thick cardboard combined with our fine, linen structured paper to create a glare free puzzle image and give you the best experience possible. Positively Puzzling; From fun family times together to long term health benefits and day to day mindful moments, there are so many positives about the humble Jigsaw! They make a great birthday gift or smashing Christmas gift Yours for just ₤21.99 including UK Postage!

Plus - Batteries are not required!

Please remember that if you order after 28 November 2020, the item might not be delivered to you in time for Christmas, due to Covid19 delays. This offer is for UK delivery only!   If you still order from outside the UK, you will be required to increase the postage to the level requested by Mind Games after your have made the porches. before the item is sent to you.

...This is a Paid Advert...

All payments of any sale made within this offer are though the retailer who is providing this service.  We cannot be held liable for any errors or failures to deliver the service/s or product/s offered within this advert.  You c an find out all about their Terms and conditions via this link:- MindGamesSouthport.Co.UK. We do not hold any payment or order details should you make a purchase and all data for your purchase will be held only by Mind Games Southport.

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