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Party in the Park!! Making the most of your “Me Time”!

July 19, 2011

What’s On 4 Me Joined the Crowds in Peasedown St John to celebrate Party in the Park!!

Guest Blog by Diane Francis

Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

The community of Peasedown St John, near Bath in Somerset gathered to celebrate the third Party in the Park on Saturday 16 July 2011 which has been labelled as the biggest event in its calendar.

Party in the Park was launched in 2009 by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, who opened the event, and in that time has seen thousands of people flocking to Beacon field to enjoy live music, fete stalls and activities.

Despite the blustery, wet weather people turned out in force to support the community celebration, including 39 stall owners from organisations and charities across the area.

The event was set up by a group of residents who wanted to create a greater sense of community in the village. Residents who attended the festival said they felt this is what the event had really achieved.

Jo Drywood, who has recently set up her own craft business called Dolly Daydream from her home in the village, went to the event last year and was inspired to set up a stall this year. She said: “I saw how busy it was last year and there were lots of activities and a really good feel. I started doing my own stuff and thought it would be good for me to come along. I love it here and there is a really good atmosphere and lots of stalls. It brings people to the village and it brings lots of different people together.”

Saturday’s festival saw five bands performing on the stage in the Beacon Field including Midsomer Norton band BlackJakk and South West duo Metson. We also saw a fabulous display by a local majorette group and some Zumba-enthusiasts got everyone in the party mood!

Thousands of pounds were raised at last year’s event, which was attended by nearly 3,000 people but much more is expected to be raised from Saturday’s celebration. The majority of the money will go towards funding next year’s festival, but some has been set aside to be injected back into the community.

Visit What’s On 4 Me to find more National Events in 2011

 

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Zumba Master Class with Jaime Farfan!

May 13, 2011

Jaime Farfan (ZES)

Well I’ve been along to maybe one hundred Zumba sessions now since my luring into the sport last Summer and yet my “Master Class” was a Zumba session with a difference!

The Internationally renowned Jaime Farfan, Zumba Educational Specialist (ZES) who travels the globe with the creator of Zumba “Beto Perez” held a Master Class at the Platinum Dance Studio and it was out of this world – on many levels…

Marilyn and Jaime Farfan

Even if you do not do Zumba, then imagine this….

– to be led, WITHOUT A SPOKEN WORD, for one and half hours, in the rhythms of dance;

– to dance all manner of dance style – latin, street, salsa, rumba, belly dancing to name a few;

– to dance with a leader of Zumba who travels with Beto Perez the creator of Zumba and to learn the moves which have stirred nations globally;

– (And for us with a pound or several to lose) around 700/900 calories per hour.

Marilyn and the Platinum Dance Studia Team

If you’ve not been to Zumba, let alone a Masterclass, then click here to find out more details of Zumba classes in your area

Also, Jaime Farfan will be showcasing at the Zumba Nightlife Event organised by Platinum Dance Studio – click here for contact information!

Marilyn 🙂


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