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Local Clubs & Societies Open Day in the Enterprise Centre proved a big hit
The Local Clubs and Societies Open Day on Saturday 23 March was extremely popular with exhibitors and visitors alike. Stands for the event filled quickly with some clubs disappointed at losing out on a space. In the event there were over 20 organisations represented, covering the same number of interests and hobbies for all ages.
Visitors flocked to the Open Day and were able to chat to club members, find out more about the organisations and even try out some of the activities. Eastbourne Chess Club had two chess sets ready for allcomers and were busy right through to the end of the event; Southdown Amateur Radio Society not only had a Morse code machine and radios to chat to operators elsewhere, but were able to explain their importance at events such as marathons or in search and rescue when mobile phones cannot be relied upon. Anderida Writers Group had a selection of successfully published novels on sale, and several organisations had tickets or flyers for upcoming fundraising events.
“This event had a real community feel,” said Caroline Rasmussen, events co-ordinator for the Enterprise Centre. “Many local clubs aren’t given much opportunity to promote themselves and, as the Centre wasn’t charging exhibitors or visitors, the idea proved really popular. I’ve had a lot of interest in similar future events from clubs that couldn’t exhibit this time around.”
For more information on the Clubs & Societies Open Day, or for high resolution versions of the above and other images, please contact Caroline Rasmussen on 01825 872536 or email@example.com.
Exhibitors were: Eastbourne Photographic Society, Eastbourne Seniors Club, Anderida Writers Group, Southdown Amateur Radio Society, Planet Divers scuba diving club school, Eastbourne Moviemakers, Bexhill Model Railway Club, Eastbourne Speakers Club, Eastbourne and Southdowns Philatelic Society, Southdowns Postcard Club, Eastbourne Bridge Club, Eastbourne Chess Club, ACT Eastbourne (acting club), Eastbourne Operatic & Dramatic Society (EODS), Alternative Activities (kids’ activities), Eastbourne Scottish Country Dancing Club, Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals, Friends of Hampden Park, Hampden Park Tennis Club and various Seaford-based organisations including U3A.
Cars turned heads at Enterprise Centre Wedding Fair in Eastbourne
Some more unusual wedding transport proved a draw at the Enterprise Shopping Centre’s Wedding Fair on Saturday 23 February. The iconic yellow three-wheeled Robin Reliant van, familiar to fans of the long-running TV series Only Fools & Horses, drew requests for photographs, with driver Ian Blight of Del Boys Van Hire dressed as David Jason’s character, Del Boy, complete with cigar. A scaled down A-Team van was another attraction, alongside the slightly more conventional, but equally stunning 1932 Chevrolet sedan, Foxy Lady.
Ian Blight’s alter ego is as a toastmaster and he and his father, David, also a toastmaster, were among exhibitors at the wedding fair held on the first floor of the Enterprise Centre. Playing live were Margaret Watson, harpist, and Terry Lees, renown acoustic guitarist, and visitors at lunchtime were also treated to amazing close-up magic and card tricks from award-winning magician Kris Singh. Mabrouk Catering of Eastbourne offered an array of tempting cold canapés and hot buffet meals tastings, including a warming lamb tagine, all made from locally sourced fresh ingredients.
All of the exhibitors were local, independent businesses who offered tailor made wedding services and took the time to discuss individual needs and wishes. They included Bliss Gowns and Hollie Willis Dress Designer, All Dressed Up chair covers and table centrepieces and The Ocean Suite on Eastbourne Pier. Exhibitors from the Enterprise Centre itself included Sparklers wedding rings and cufflinks, Dickies Suit Hire, Enterprise Flowers, Sugarloaf wedding favours and helium balloons, and Pirouettes with an amusing yet tasteful selection of hen and stag night fancy dress and accessories.
Events Co-ordinator for the Enterprise Centre, Caro Rasmussen, said:”We had a good attendance of brides who came with their fiancés, mothers or friends and enjoyed having the chance to chat at length with a variety of local wedding suppliers.”
The next event is a Local Clubs and Societies Open Day on Saturday 23 March.
Local Clubs & Societies Open Day at Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne on 23 March
Looking for a new hobby? Or for people who share your interests? The Enterprise Shopping Centre Clubs & Societies Open Day might be just what you’re after. On Saturday 23 March from 11am to 3pm, up to 20 clubs and societies, covering a range of interests to suit all ages, will be hosting table displays. It’s free to visit and is a great opportunity to find out more about a host of activities including chess, tennis, scuba diving, writing, acting, kids’ activities, Scottish dancing, seniors club and so much more.
As well as being on hand to chat about their clubs and how to become members, some will be offering opportunities to try out activities and there’ll be special show offers. So you can play chess with a member of the chess club, watch films made by the Eastbourne Moviemakers, play with the giant ‘kin ball’ at Alternative Activities’ table, and hear members of the Eastbourne Speakers Club demonstrate their skills.
The Anderida Writers Group will be out in force too, and demonstrating their success by signing copies of several books they’ve had successfully published. These include Tony Flood’s My Life with the Stars, full of anecdotes about such memorable names as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Joan Collins and Muhammed Ali; and Jill Rutherford’s Cherry Blossoms, Sushi and Takarazuka: Seven Years in Japan.
Visitors can also buy tickets to fundraising events in aid of Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals, talk over amateur radio and spell their name in Morse code, see a model railway layout, and get a special scuba dive trial lesson ‘buy-one-get-second-lesson-free’. There are activities and interests for all ages, so it’s worth dropping in to have a look.
The Enterprise Centre has an array of independently run shops selling fresh fish, meat and vegetables, gifts, glassware, clothing, flowers, toiletries, wooden toys, mobile phones, jewellery, computers and much more; as well as offering services such as hairdressing, yoga, massage, beauty, slimming, tattooing, jewellery repair and office space. There are also several cafes and places to eat, including a noodle bar and a brasserie. The Centre has its own car park, too.
For more information on the Clubs & Societies Open Day, or for a high resolution version of the above images, please contact Caro Rasmussen on 01825 872536 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Enterprise Centre in general, please contact Denise Harwood on 01323 639504 ext 4.
Enterprise First Wedding Fair
The Enterprise Centre’s first Wedding Fair is on Saturday 23 February!
The Enterprise Shopping Centre is hosting its first Wedding Fair on Saturday 23 February from 11am to 3pm. It’s free to visit and there will be around 20 exhibitors on the first floor of the Enterprise Centre as well as wedding cars on display in the car park outside.
Would-be brides and grooms of all ages and on any budget should find plenty to interest them: as well as talking to exhibitors including a photographer, upcoming bridalwear designer Hollie Willis, a groomswear shop, an unusual venue, a cupcake wedding cake specialist and even a supplier of classy hen and stag night costumes and accessories, they’ll be able to listen to live music from well-known wedding harpist Margaret Watson in the morning (11am-1pm) and award-winning acoustic guitarist Terry Lees in the afternoon (1pm-3pm). There’ll even be a young award-winning magician, Kris Singh, performing an hour of close-up magic from 12 noon to 1pm.
Visitors to the show will also be able to try samples from a Mediterranean-style wedding buffet, see how helium balloons could decorate their reception, and enter their names to win a beautiful bouquet on display at the fair, arranged by Enterprise Flowers who are also exhibiting. The first 100 registering will receive a goody bag too!
The Enterprise Wedding Fair is an intimate and informal event, specialising in individual businesses, where couples can talk about their own special wedding plans and enjoy a personal service from each of the exhibitors. For further information contact Caroline Rasmussen at email@example.com or on 01825 872536.
Exhibitors confirmed so far: Enterprise Flowers, Dickies suit hire, Jane Allan Photography, Truly Scrumptious cupcakes, Sugarloaf wedding favours & cake decorating accessories & helium balloons, Ian Blight toastmasters & wedding car, Foxy Lady wedding car, Kate wedding hair, Pirouettes stag & hen costumes & accessories, Caithness Glass wedding gifts & handmade keepsake wedding cards, Sparklers men’s wedding rings, Bliss Wedding Gowns & Hollie Willis bridal designer, Margaret Watson harpist, Eastbourne Pier (Ocean Suite) venue, Terry Lees acoustic guitar, The Sheldon Hotel guest accommodation, Kris Singh magician, Mabrouk Catering Mediterranean wedding buffet…and more to come!
First Health & Wellbeing Show a success in spite of snow
The Enterprise Shopping Centre in Station Parade, Eastbourne, hosted a free Health & Wellbeing Show last Saturday, 19 January. In spite of the previous day’s snow and bitter cold there was a good turnout and visitors enjoyed an informal chance to find out about various complementary and conventional health disciplines.
Exhibitors included chiropractors, a yoga studio, a Forever Living aloe vera distributor, a weight consultant, an acupuncturist, a vortex healer; and a hearing resource charity who also brought their especially equipped bus with its displays of a variety of products for the hearing impaired.
Show visitors took advantage of free tasters including acupressure massage, samples of various products, competitions and special show-only offers when booking appointments. There was even helpful advice for cat allergies from a homeopath.
Denise Harwood, Commercial Director, said: “The upstairs space at the Centre lends itself perfectly to shows and events, as people can combine their shopping downstairs with a visit upstairs to see what’s on – for free.” And Events Co-ordinator for the Enterprise Centre, Caro Rasmussen, adds:”We’re intending to hold regular events at the Enterprise Centre throughout the year – we’re organising a Wedding Fair in late February and have other exciting events planned.”
The Enterprise Centre, situated by Eastbourne Station in a glass-roofed converted Victorian railway shed, has an array of independently run shops selling fresh fish, meat and vegetables, gifts, glassware, clothing, flowers, toiletries, wooden toys, mobile phones, jewellery, computers and much more; as well as offering services such as hairdressing, yoga, massage, beauty, slimming, tattooing, jewellery repair and office space. There are also several cafes and places to eat, including a noodle bar and a brasserie. The Centre has its own car park, too.
For more information on the Health & Wellbeing Show and future events, or for resolution versions of the above images and others, please contact Caro Rasmussen on 01825 872536 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Enterprise Centre in general, please contact Denise Harwood on 01323 639504 ext 4.
Health and Wellbeing Event
Saturday 19 January 2013 - 11am-3pm
The Enterprise Centre is hosting a fabulous Health & Wellbeing Show upstairs. Entry will be FREE and visitors can expect show-only offers, taster sessions, open studios and expert advice on a variety of health, fitness and wellbeing issues.
The show has a holistic approach and stands include: acupuncture, chiropractors, yoga, various types of massage, a hearing resource charity, vortex healing, Zumba instructor, palm readings, e-smoking, a gym, homeopathy and more. View leaflet >
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