We all enjoy the odd tipple, but did you know you can make a career out of it? Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh offer a degree in Brewing and Distilling. Just remember, you tend to need an interest in the science of the brewing process, rather than just an appreciation of the end result.



Why not Samba or Tango yourself healthy? Take a course at the Liverpool Dance Centre and you could be scoring a “Ten from Len” in no time. Or try the Circus House in Manchester where you can try out a trapeze, a spot of Acro Balance or get swirling with the Silks.



Heading to York? Pop into the Quilt Museum and Gallery and learn how to get cracking on some patchworks of your own. First you’ll understand about fabric choice, then cutting and construction methods. All materials will be provided and it’s only £20 per class.



Crank up the adrenaline with a Tree Top Trek at the Lake District Visitor Centre. You’ll get a full safety run-through from a qualified instructor and there are 35 treetop challenges. You’ll be bravely swinging, climbing and balancing in no time.



On March 15 at the Blackpool Winter Gardens it’s all about quiffs, spritz and primps as the Hair and Beauty North West Show comes to town. You can expect a spectacular event - with competitions, exhibitions, seminars and shows. Continuous demonstrations from Wahl UK and Toni & Guy mean you’ll come away inspired, refreshed and ready to bewitch and bedazzle. 



With the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon happening in Old Trafford on April 19, you’ve plenty of time to get in shape. It’s perfect for first timers and the charities involved are Cancer Research UK and The Christie and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.


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