Liston Hotel is a charming venue. This family owned and run hotel offers it's guests and visitors a personal, professional and friendly experience. The hotel is set in peaceful Boscombe Spa, in a matured garden close to Bournemouth's ornamental cliff top gardens and a few minutes from the beaches of Boscombe.
With ornate function room and beautifully decorated dining room and easily accessible by road, with parking at the hotel and in the surrounding roads. A warm welcome awaits!
Susannah Rafelle - Animal Healing
Susannah has had a special connection with animals all her life, and embarked upon a healing path to help animals and people in 2010. Five years later, she gave up her day job, to focus on her passion of offering healing to all animals, large and small, furry and scaly and build her business Self Selection for Animals. Her talk will focus on how she enjoys offering animals a choice healing which includes essential oils and herbs via Applied Zoopharmacognosy, Animal Communication, Reiki and Transformational Bodywork. She loves sharing both funny and tear-jerking stories of the animals she meets and helping owners to have happy pets.
Rupert Holloway - CEO of Conker Gin
From Mother's Ruin to Modern Tipple - Gin has seen a huge surge in interest, with hundreds of new distilleries opening in the UK over the past couple of years and a rising demand for interesting gins made by small scale craft and artisan producers.
Rupert will share the story behind Conker Gin - Dorset's very first Gin distillery! Founded in 2014, Rupert Holloway perfected his recipe for Dorset Dry Gin, focussing on great quality.
Sarah Ireland - Perfumer
Sarah has always been fascinated with making scents from when she was a little girl, and like so many of us, spent her time mixing up potions. However, having been lauded by experts as having an "excellent nose" she went with her instinct and took the plunge to start a business doing what she has always felt was the right vocation for her. Last Christmas, Sarah took the huge step of leaving her job as a teacher, and has spent the last 18 months creating beautiful scents. Along the way she has learned a lot, and her talent is undeniable! Sarah's brand new business launches on 2nd June this year, and we are lucky enough that she will join us to tell us her story and share with us some gorgeous samples!
Alice May - Auther and Artist
Chasing Rainbows - The Power of Art to Heal
Have you ever wondered how art therapy works? Would you like to find out about the many types of art therapy available to us today?
The world is an increasingly stressful place and it is so important that we find ways to deal with the pressures of everyday life.
In this presentation, Alice May, artist and award winning author of "The House that Sat Down" series, discusses the power of art to heal, whilst sharing a selection of her own original art and video painting demonstrations.
Hear the present day theories on why art therapy can be so effective and learn about the women who infulenced its early development.