WHAT are the secrets of success, and how do you make a good first impression?
These questions will be answered by life coaches Susan Tomlinson and Nichola Schwarz, guest speakers at the Athena Network meeting, a networking organisation for women in business.
In her talk, Susan Tomlinson will focus on mindset and marketing strategies while hypnotherapist Nichola Schwarz will give tips on how to create a winning state of mind and build rapport to make a favourable first impression.
The Ealing-based group was started by Joanne Sumner, a local entrepreneur, who runs her own business as well as groups in Chiswick and Barnes. Athena also gives women an opportunity to chat, swap ideas and seek advice in an informal atmosphere.
what? What are the Secrets of Success
where? Joie de Vivre, 12 St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5ES
when? February 21, 12noon - 2pm
cost? £28, including lunch
It was a remarkable story of hope that gripped the entire world.
In October 2010, after 69 days trapped in the San Jose mine, 33 Chilean miners returned to the surface to see sunlight for the first time in months.
Fénix 2 is the capsule used to transport all the miners to safety during the unprecedented rescue operation.
The Science Museum is showcasing Fénix 2, with a display highlighting the extraordinary technical challenge behind the rescue and featuring interviews with the key personnel involved in the operation.
The exhibition is free and will run until Sunday, May 13.
What? Fénix 2: Icon of the Chilean mine rescue.
Where? Science Museum, South Kensington.
When? Running until Sunday, May 13.
Call: 0870 870 4868
RENOWNED in America for his razor-sharp wit, Wes Zaharuk gives Conjuring at the Court a new edge next week.
Zaharuk’s love for dressing up and tornado-like approach to comedy gained him many accolades in the States and he has since taken his eccentric brand of humour around the world, performing in Germany, Israel and Australia.”
He will appear with magician Neil Henry, mind-reader Dean Maudsley and children’s entertainer Terry Herbert. The mix of magic and mayhem is compered by Alan Green.
what? Conjuring at the Court
where? Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH
when? February 23 at 8pm
cost? £10. You can reserve seats from 7pm on the day
call: 07775 587708
A ROCK’N’ROLL band named after a guitar is set to take a local club - once London’s first R&B venues - by storm next week.
The three-piece rhythm and blues group 335 named themselves after the Gibson ES-335 guitar. They have played the London circuit for two years and and this year plan to record an EP and gig constantly.
The 335 will perform at the Red Room, formerly known as the Ealing Club, where the Rolling Stones first came together in 1962.
what? Glam Rock and Psychedelic Blues
where? The Red Room, 42a The Broadway, Ealing, W5 2NP (down narrow steps, opposite the station)
when? February 23 at 8pm
cost? £5, over 21
call: 0794 007 4246
THE POWERFUL new play Next Swan down the River Might be Black, by the Gobscure theatre company, offers a rare insight into detention under the Mental Health Act.
It centres around Cerys, 19, black and depressive, Kay, 26, white and bipolar, and Zee, a Pakistani British student nurse, who are all fighting a faceless institution. At stake are their wellbeing and friendships as they struggle to find creative paths through life.
There will also be three free specialist workshops, open to all mental health users, on aspects of Gareth Mitchell’s play.
what? Next Swan down the River might be Black
where? Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
when? February 22 at 7pm. Workshops on February 23, March 1 and 8 from 6 - 8.30pm (free, but must book)
cost? £4 - £8
call: Box Office 020 8232 1010