This month why not...By Rebecca Younger
March 01, 2012
EACH month Features Editor Rebecca Younger suggests some things you should try out in and around Surrey.
Learn to dance Argentinian Tango: Tango Connexions is a new group teaching Authentic Argentine Tango in Guildford. Marek and Olivera teach traditional moves to beginners from 8pm every Wednesday at All Saint’s Church Hall in Onslow Village. For those who have a bit more experience then there is an improver level class held at 9pm. A course of five sessions for beginners costs £40 or its £10 if you just want to drop in. For more information please visit www.tangoconexion.com
Ballet with the Boyz: On Friday, March 23, one of the most exciting dance companies of the moment, BalletBoyz, will be stunning Guildford audiences at G Live with their new show The Talent. Eight handpicked, remarkable dancers, star in this explosive feast of exhilarating dance, fused with the company’s trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage. If you like your dancers tattooed, brash and unshaven then this is the show for you. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced from £15 to £21. To book call 0844 7701 797 (10am-6pm, Mon-Sat), visit www.GLive.co.uk or call into the box office.
Celebrate International Women's Day: Thursday, March 8, is International Women's Day and what better way to celebrate than at a networking event for women? Surrey Chambers Business Women in Surrey will host its annual flagship event at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher from 6pm to 9pm. There is a fantastic line up of inspirational speakers, including Great Britain high jumper, Isobel Pooley, Surrey Police Detective Chief Superintendent, Helen Collins, and every attendee will receive an exclusive goodie bag on the evening. Tickets cost £18.50 for members and £26.50 for non-members. For more information visit http://shop.surrey-chambers.co.uk/all-events/surrey-women-in-business/bwis2012.html.
Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Each year almost 7,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than 70% of these women sadly lose their life. If diagnosed earlier 90% could be saved. March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to support the cause, Elemis has teamed up with the Eve Appeal to create a Perfect Hands Collection. The gift pack includes the brand's new new Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream and is the perfect at home spa treatment for scaly winter hands while raising £8,000 for The Eve Appeal. The Perfect Hands Collection costs £29 (saving £21 off the RRP) and is available from selected Spas in Surrey and www.timetospa.co.uk.
Educate your kids to eat healthily: Very hungry children who visit Hampton Court Palace from March 3 can find a familiar friend to help them choose a healthy meal after soaking up some history – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The iconic children’s book has sold 30 million copies since it first launched in 1969 and its star has now turned its attention to helping healthy eating with the launch of a children’s range that includes all the vital nutritional elements needed to keep your children’s energy up, muscles growing and bones strong. The menu encourages children themselves to choose from this healthy selection that they then store in Very Hungry Caterpillar branded boxes. It is the first of a series of healthy children’s meal ranges at three Historic Royal Palaces where catering expert Ampersand provides the meals for visitors.
Host a dinner in the dark: WWF’s Earth Hour on March 31 is the perfect setting to hold your very own dinner in the dark. WWF has teamed up with renowned London restaurant, Dans Le Noir, to give exclusive top tips to wow your friends and family and create a unique dining experience. Dining in the dark expert Dominique Raclin, from Dans Le Noir, said; “Dining in the dark is a really unique experience that will not only surprise your guests but also allow them to experience their food in an entirely different way. By repressing your sense of sight you highlight the other senses, including touch and taste.” For tips and inspiration visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour.
Treat your mum to a mother's day to remember: Brooklands Hotel, in Weybridge, is offering a memorable free family photography treat for all families who book a table at the 1907 restaurant for lunch this Mother’s Day. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the family moment, allowing mum to take a reminder of the lunch home. The Mother’s Day Menu is priced at £32.95 per person with under 12s eating for half price and under 3s for free. For reservations and terms and conditions, call 01932 335700.