Thursday, 18 June 2015
Noriko Spencer comes to Cirencester three days a week to teach yoga at Active4Less. Her company Ashtanga Yoga Connection is an ideal aid to stiffness or stress. Being flexible is useful in all day to day situations, and can enhance people's quality of life at any age.
Noriko, from Japan, has been teaching in Cirencester since April and her loyal students have made great improvements under her tutelege. With the first lesson free, there is nothing to lose in giving these stimulating lessons a shot. At only £5 a lesson from then on, this cheap and enjoyable way to relax will leave a lasting impression on your body and mind.
Noriko teaches three times a week in Cirencester. The dates are Monday 12.30-1.30pm, Wedsnesday 12.00-1pm and Friday 5.30-6.30pm. With a friendly teacher and class, people of all abilities are welcome.
You can visit Noriko's website here: http://www.ashtangayogaconnection.co.uk
Saturday, 13 June 2015
|Competition winners Karima and Sylvie, having a great time|
A well selected and diverse line up hit the stage for the Brewery Blues, Evan Burgess reviewed last night's performance...
Starting off the night was convenient at Made By Bob, with great food on offer and friendly and helpful staff, Made By Bob has something for everyone. An ideal place to eat whatever time of day, it was particularly rewarding as the reasonably priced starters sated the appetite, yet left enough room for a dance later.
The sold out night at the Brewery Blues was no doubt a lot due to local openers A New Leaf. With lovely harmonies and defined song structures, everything was pitch-perfect. With a debut record out later in the year, they’re definitely ones to watch for the future.
|Great deserts at Made by Bob|
|Soular were glamorous and fun|
Headline band Soular may have experienced a bit of a drop off in crowd numbers, but they more than made up for that by the enthusiasm the audience put into dancing. With a loving crowd joining in with the well picked covers, it was no wonder this band were picked as headliners. With powerful vocals by Dolly James covers of acts like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross fit well together in a tight set. By the end of the night people still wanted to dance and Soular came back for an encore.
|Lorenz with some exquisite pieces|
Light Blue Cube Ceramics Studio is exhibiting at New Brewery Arts’ Pop Up Gallery. The exhibition, titled elements, has delicately refined ceramic pieces on display. Most pieces represent one of the four elements, but there are exceptions, such as a popular ceramic puma. Already in its first week, Lorenz Freiberg, the artist behind the studio, has found Cirencester to be full of art lovers.
|A good use of space in the small studio|
Freiberg, a Canadian national, has other beautiful wildlife in his art such as bears and birds. These hand-made pieces are available to see in person until Sunday 21st June. Whilst some of the art is ornamental, other pieces are quite useable day to day. In particular the ceramic light shades, which offer a fiery glow when the bulb is on.
|Puma decorative piece|
There are often features in the art that might not be noticed with just a short glance. Fossil outlines are designed into some of the ceramic pieces , when in others faces erupt from the wall as lifelike visages oversee the exhibition. Pointing to one of them, Lorenz states with a smile, “I can’t hang this in my house because it scares my wife”, indeed it is a rather potent work which would be as at home in a chic cafe or a bohemian study.
If you would like to find out more, pop into the Pop Up Gallery before the 21st or visit Lorenz’s website, www.lightbluecube.co.uk Both commissions and original work are available, and what better way of decorating your home than supporting a locally based artist.
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|Some faces wrought of clay|
Thursday, 11 June 2015
|Tasteful fun at the international table|
Toro Lounge endeared itself to the local foodies with a packed opening night showcasing a well decorated interior with an expansive balcony.
The Falafel burger was tasty and the accompanying fries were a little out of the ordinary with a rustic flavour. The tapas menu was
|French Enjoying Stella|
Cocktails on offer included the usual mojitos, but some had been devised in house. Open until 11pm, this central eatery is an idea place to start a night
out. The view from the balcony is illuminating as there aren't many other public views from the angle Toro Lounge provides. Definitely a place worth dining at, we can heartily recommend this growing chain.
Toro Lounge is located next to Monsoon in Cricklade Street.