82 Story Lane – Festival of Childhood

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82 Story Lane is a new and exciting exhibition and festival for families with primary school aged children. It’s run by the EXPO company and we imagined a new and revamped experience for attendees. Here’s flavour of what is planned.

WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE
On the morning of February 7th 2015, families from around the country will arrive to the front door of 82 Story Lane. They’ll be met by our affable MC in Neverending Junction, who’ll guide them through the adventure that awaits them. They’ll get to amble up Adventure Boulevard, meander around Curious Drive, through the Enchanted Forest, along the Giant’s Highway into the Jolly Kingdom before entering Legend’s Meadow. And lest they lose their way, our Walking Talking Streetlights will be there at hand to shed some light on the situation and help our Treasure Seekers along their way.

HALL OF FAME – Kids of all ages will get to join in drum sessions; it’ll be loud, it’ll be interactive, it’ll be a barrel of laughs. There’ll be illustrators hosting workshops and teaching new skills and tricks to kids and families alike in our STUDIO 1 & 2, while the little ones can rest a while and satisfy their curiosity for play in the GINGERBREAD HOUSE and FAIRYLAND. Keep an eye out on for updates, as we’ll post the schedule soon on the website, via Twitter @82storylane and on our Facebook page. /82storylane

THE MURAL – A group of well-known Irish illustrators will create a mural beside the stage. By the time 82 Story Lane is over the mural will be complete and as part of our CSR philosophy, we will donate this to a selection of children’s hospitals and charities.

SALON DU CHAT – A chat without the chit. Interesting topics will be served up on a menu for children to choose a topic and get their conversational juices flowing. Parents will be amazed and intrigued about how much their kids have to contribute.

THE DREAMTREE is a place for all the family to write their dreams and aspirations. Derbhile will write to herself 30 years from now about her dreams for the future and Ailish will get the opportunity to write to her six year old self.

THE TREEHOUSE is our seminar room where parenting experts share tips on how to create a happy and harmonious family life.

WONDERS AND TREASURES
82 Story Lane is made up of many exciting, adventurous and inspirational lands. There will be surprises around every corner…

TREASURE ISLAND – inspiration for family holidays, fun days out, trips further afield and must-see places 100 ACRE WOOD – a giant den packed with toys, games, musical instruments and indoor and outdoor play equipment

LILLIPUT – includes a range of children’s clothes, accessories and furniture

NEVER NEVER LAND – Lots of exciting sports and outdoor activities that families can take part in together

GREAT EXPECTATIONS – information about education, family planning and insurance delivered with a light touch so it’s easy to absorb THE GIANT PEACH – Full of delicious food, ingredients for healthy family meals and cooking tips

WANDERLAND – a selection of stalls selling handcrafted and artisan goods will be available for our treasure seekers

Location:
RDS, Dublin

Exhibition suitable for businesses looking to promote and sell into the family marketplace, particularly for families with primary school aged children.

Website:
www . 82storylane . ie

Twitter:
http ://twitter . com/82storylane

Facebook:
http ://www . facebook . com/82storylane

New Member Gillian Treacy – Work shops and courses helping women to increase their capacity for success

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Work shops and courses helping women to increase their capacity for success

Through individual sessions and group workshops, I coach women to define what success means to them, to think creatively, trust their intuition and take the necessary steps to manifest the lives they want to create. Throughout my own life experiences, I have learned to trust myself; to follow my intuition and expand into the courage to take necessary risks. Life loves us as part of itself. We are all creative beings with the capacity to unfold our talents and bring our dreams to fruition.

 

As women we are more than able to support one another to become the women we were born to be. I worked for twenty years as founder and co-ordinator of a two year full time course in Photographic Studies, using that wonderful medium as a tool to connect individuals with their deep creative capacity in order to transform their lives.

Personal life challenges prompted me to study and become qualified in Psychotherapy, Shamanism, Energy Healing, Life and Business Coaching, Meditation and Mindfulness and Tai Chi and QiGong. I synthesize all of the above in my courses and workshops. A love of people, life, and our immense capacity for spiritual depth and connection are my motivations in this wonderful work.

Some Customer Feedback

I attended Gillian’s Are You Ready To Inspire course. I found the process to be transforming. I felt supported and inspired during and after the course. With Gillian’s help I managed to get out of my own way and truly believe that what I have to offer the community has value and that I am only limited by my own beliefs. I now believe I can do anything I want to. Gillian continues to support and inspire me.

Olive Walsh

—OLIVE WALSH – ARTIST

Since I started with Gillian, I learned how to increase my energy and daily focus through her excellent coaching and Tai Chi experience. The course worked towards creating and developing my visions to integrate into my daily life and working towards my overall bigger goals.  Gillian was excellent developing my creativity using inspirational talks and her knowlege to identify my goals and to focus me.  This was done through weekly support and her Tai Chi experience.  Gillian is a great teacher and I enjoyed the course very much.  Thank you Gillian

Michelle Ryan – Busy Mum and Nutritionist

—MICHELLE RYAN

 

More Details on

www.gilliantreacy.com

New Member – Sandra Lorenz-O’Sullivan, We Speak German

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We Speak German offers German language lessons for children of preschool and primary school age in an engaging and fun environment. Our teaching approach is practical: learn first words and phrases through songs, rhymes and play activities, use the German language while drawing a picture or playing board games. Through theses activities the vocabulary grows and the correct grammar is learned along the way by using the language. Fun activities and using the German language from the very beginning are at core of our lessons.

Here’s what We Speak German offers:

– German language classes for children
– private lessons or small groups
– a proven certified teaching method
– materials developed by experts
– classes taught by a qualified native speaker
– classes & support for bilingual children with 
German
– support & advice for parents

Lessons for German as a foreign language cover all areas relevant to children’s’ lives such as family and talking about oneself, numbers and colours, clothes, weather, food, toys, school, the great outdoors and lots more, and are filled with songs and rhymes, arts and craft activities, stories, playing board games or games of cards. All activities are designed to actively engage the children so that they are able to use the new words right from the start.

For bilingual children with German living in Ireland German is a minority language and We Speak German offers them and their parents support for keeping up their German and developed it further throughout the years. As an additional benefit it gives them the chance to use the language outside the home and meet other kids speaking the same language.

We Speak German is also available to work with preschools and primary schools if they would like to offer German as a foreign language as an extra curricular activity.

Sandra was born in Rostock, Germany and enjoyed living by the Baltic Sea until 2001 when she moved to Ireland. Before coming to Ireland she obtained a master degree in Education and Sociology from the University of Rostock, Germany. Sandra added further qualifications to her teaching experience and studied at the Goethe Institute German as a second language in pre and primary school as well as The KIKUS Method: Teaching German to Young Children at the Centre for Multilingualism in Early Childhood, Munich, Germany. Sandra began to learn her first foreign language, Russian, at the age of 9, followed by English and Spanish. She now has two children who are growing up bilingually with German and English.

Website:
www . wespeakgerman . ie

Twitter:
http ://twitter . com/WeSpeakGerman

Facebook:
http ://www . facebook . com/WeSpeakGerman

New Class starting on 4th March – Call 086 1773445 or email hallo@wespeakgerman.ie

Clonakilty Games Festival

Roll up for a weekend of games for everyone in Clonakilty West Cork.

 Friday 7th – Sunday 9th February 2014

For the latest info
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Green Gorgeous will launch a new range of funky napkin rings to the retail trade at Showcase Ireland which takes place in the RDS from 19th January to 22nd January

Green Gorgeous will launch a new range of funky napkin rings to the retail trade at Showcase Ireland which takes place in the RDS from 19th January to 22nd January. Ireland’s largest international trade fair attracts buyers from 26 countries around the world, keen to discover new, exciting and innovative Irish products. Green Gorgeous has been selected to take part in ‘Creative Island’ – a curated space dedicated to products ‘Imagined, Designed and Made in Ireland’. The 86 designers were selected by an independent panel for their creativity, innovation and craftsmanship. If you are attending, call by stand 26 and say hello!


www.greengorgeous.ie

http://www.showcaseireland.com/

The Business Fare Wednesday 26th March 2014

Spread your Network

The Business Fare

Wednesday 26th March 2014, 10am to 5.00pm
Red Cow Moran Hotel ( Pavillion)
Beside the N7 Junction on the M50

Whatswhat.ie with a number of Businesses have come together to bring you
“The Business Fare”

This is an event not to be missed, our last event in February 2012 was a huge success with over  400  businesses attending.

Please click here http://www.whatswhat.ie/businessfare  to see video and testimonials

FREE EVENT TO VISIT:-

We are inviting Small to Medium sized  businesses from around the Country to showcase their business, invite their customers and suppliers to attend this event for FREE

Our intention is to help businesses grow, prosper and network with other like –minded businesses while taking a break from the normal day-to-day routine and meet people that you have not met  before.

What you get as a visitor:-

  •  FREE proactive full day Twitter workshop with Catherine from Freshthinking.ie and Samantha from tweetinggoddess.com
  •  FREE proactive   LinkedIn workshop with Greg Fry,  Greg will be available throughout the  day for questions on LinkedIn
  •  FREE  SEO workshop with Eddie O Driscoll  from DPFOC,  Eddie will  be available throughout the day for questions on Search Engine Optimisation
  •  FREE RAFFLE for Super  Prizes  on the day.  All prizes winners announced at  3.30pm,  you must be in attendance to win your prize.
  •  Allocated seating area for business visitors to meet up and network
  • Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches and Soup will be served in the Pavillion.
  •  FREE PARKING,  it is advisable to come early.  The Luas stops just 5 mins. from Hotel if you would prefer to take public transport.
  •  Speakers on the day  TBD
  •  Visitors,  supplied with a name tag badge so other visiting businesses can identify you and network with you.

However, would you like to stand out from the crowd,  showcase  your business with  your own Exhibition Space.
There are 100  Exhibition Spaces available.  The cost is only 150 +vat per Space.
Business categories are limited  so book early.  First Come- First Served- Best Placed  Position

Please  CLICK HERE if you would like to attend this event and secure your FREE place.

https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=243195976713&client_token=0f863f85c3ce4c59a238382347322abe&eid=9168211367

Would you like to Sponsor this event,  please contact Barbara, details below.

Speakers on the day to be decided
( Please contact Barbara@whatswhat.ie or   086 411 66 88 if you would like an Exhibition  Stand)

We hope to make it too, Mompreneursireland

New Member Annam – set up by two local food enthusiasts to bring the experience of authentic Indian cuisine to the people of Cork.

Annam – From My kitchen to yours

Annam, is the Sanskrit word for food and the cookery workshop was set up by two local food enthusiasts to bring the experience of authentic Indian cuisine to the people of Cork.

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“Our goal is to share and celebrate the experience of simple, healthy, delicious and everyday Indian fare.”

Hyderabadi Lamb Biriyani

 

With easy to use and simple recipes Annam’s monthly Cookery workshops take the myth out of Indian cooking. A workshop costs €40 with all ingredients supplied. You can bring your own bottle and at the end of the workshop everyone sits down and enjoys the food they have created. What a great way to spend a Friday night.

Supper Club
Annam also have a supper club with menus ranging from street food themes to east meets west evenings and their fun filled social evenings are€35 for a 3 course meal plus cocktail.

All our Events are Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. Diary and Gluten intolerance all considered. Just make sure to mention this at the time of booking.

Annam is at The Cookery Cottage on the South Douglas Road

website http://www.annam.ie

twitter https://twitter.com/cookindiancork

facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnamFromMyKitchenToYours

Annam,Our goal is to share and celebrate the experience of simple, healthy, delicious and everyday Indian fare.

1461171_647696181919220_799937631_nAnnam, is the Sanskrit word for food and the cookery workshop was set up by two local food enthusiasts to bring the experience of authentic Indian cuisine to the people of Cork.

Annam – From My kitchen to yours

“Our goal is to share and celebrate the experience of simple, healthy, delicious and everyday Indian fare.”

With easy to use and simple recipes Annam’s monthly Cookery workshops take the myth out of Indian cooking. A workshop costs €40 with all ingredients supplied. You can bring your own bottle and at the end of the workshop everyone sits down and enjoys the food they have created. What a great way to spend a Friday night.

Supper Club
Annam also have a supper club with menus ranging from street food themes to east meets west evenings and their fun filled social evenings are€35 for a 3 course meal plus cocktail.

All our Events are Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. Diary and Gluten intolerance all considered. Just make sure to mention this at the time of booking.

Annam is at The Cookery Cottage on the South Douglas Road

website http://www.annam.ie

twitter https://twitter.com/cookindiancork

facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnamFromMyKitchenToYours

Events/Courses of interest to Mums in Business

Please find attached a brief list of courses and events coming up soon which may be of interest to mums. If you would like to add to this list email share@mompreneursireland.com

Business Planning – Get Funding for your Project

  • Wednesday, 13th November 2013 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

    Location: National College of Ireland, IFSC, Dublin 1

    Brief Programme DescriptionThis one-day session is being promoted by Dublin City Enterprise…

Basic Bookkeeping & Taxation for Small Business Bootcamp Held on the 14th & 15th November 2013

 

  • Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Friday, 15th November 2013 at 9:30am – 11:30am

    Location: Buswell Hotel, 23-25 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

    Brief Programme DescriptionThis bootcamp is a great opportunity to understand and learn the…

Twitter for Business

 

  • Wednesday, 30th October 2013 at 9:30am – 1pm

    Location: Buswell Hotel, 23-25 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

    Brief Programme DescriptionA morning introductory workshop to the social media communications…

Facebook for Business – Maximising Your Profile (Improvers)

 

  • Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 9:30am – 1pm

    Location: Buswell Hotel, 23-25 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

    Brief Programme DescriptionLearn how to create an engaged community on your Facebook business…

Classicalkids.ie introduces Tchaikovsky

  • Sunday, 13th October 2013 at 11:30am – 1pm

    Location: Knox Hall, Monkstown, County Dublin

    We are delighted to continue our classicalkids.ie journey by sharing with you the life and…

‘Introducing Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, next Sunday 29th September 1130am

 

  • Sunday, 29th September 2013 at 11:30am – 1pm

    Location: Knox Hall, Monkstown, County Dublin

    Introducing Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’!

    We are delighted to continue our classicalkids.ie…

National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013 will take place on 16 & 17th October 2013 at Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

 

  • Wednesday, 16th October 2013 (all day)

    Location: National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013 will take place on 16 & 17th October 2013 at Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

    National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013 will take place on 16 & 17th October 2013 at Portlaoise…

Yummy Mummy Market

  • Sunday, 29th September 2013 at 1pm – 3:30pm

    Location: The Royal Hotel, Bray, Wicklow

    At the Yummy Mummy Market we provide a safe place for parents to buy and sell excellent quality…

Bumps n Babies Fair

 

  • Sunday, 6th October 2013 at 11:30am – 4pm

    Location: Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork

    A Baby Fair where you go to buy, try…

To Help Moms achieve their dreams as Mothers and Entrepreneurs

 

  • Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 9:30am – 1pm

    Location: Buswell Hotel 23-25 Molesworth Street Dublin 2

    Mompreneurs- to help Moms achieve their dreams as Mothers and Entrepreneurs Start Dates: 18th…

Unemployed and thinking of starting a business?

 

  • Tuesday, 8th October 2013 at 9:30am – 1pm

    Location: National College of Ireland, IFSC

    Unemployed and Thinking of Starting a Business?

    Start Dates: 14th August, 08th October,…

Unemployed and thinking of starting a business ?

 

 

Marketing on a Shoestring

The Knitting Stitching Show RDS 31st October to 3rd November 2013

coloured yarn

Our flagship event at RDS has become the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event . Our loyal visitors return year after year, because The Knitting and Stitching Show offers a winning formula of inspiration, shopping and learning.

Whatever your craft passion, you’ll find something for you at The Knitting and Stitching Show.

Come along and find out why the RDS show is the event in the craft calendar!

The Learning Curve Workshops

The Learning Curve offers a series of taster sessions in a number of fabulous craft subjects. Although we are unable to offer the perfect setting or an official qualification, we hope we can provide inspiring classes that will get you started and allow you to develop your interest in a specific subject. Our teachers are carefully selected according to their expertise and experience, and we’re delighted to offer lots of new subjects and teachers in 2013.

The Learning Curve Workshops are staged within purpose built ‘rooms’ which are located through the entrance and on the right hand-side.

The workshops generally last for one hour (although there are some one and half and two hour classes too). The level at which they’re aimed should be stated on the timetable, so please check this before you book.

All materials required are provided within the price of the ticket, so there is no need to carry supplies with you. To attend a workshop you will need an entry ticket to the exhibition.

jayne emerson workshop

Creative Hands

http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/dublin/