Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group – Welcome To The Trance Cafe

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The Trance Cafe Newcastle Hypnotherapy practice group and NLP practice group with Nigel Hetherington. A monthly meeting place for NLP Practitioners, Therapists, Hypnotherapists, Coaches, Counsellors and those curious about Hypnotherapy and NLP. We usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month 7-9pm and Sunday for a practice day.

NEXT EVENT MEETING : Wednesday evening May 1st : Lymphatic Immune System Detox : Coleman Training Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Trance Cafe functions as both an NLP, Hypnotherapy and Therapists Practice Group as well as a Hypnotherapy / Therapist Peer Supervision Group. Facilitated by Hypnotherapist, Neurolinguist & Newcastle Hypnotherapy Nigel Hetherington.

Telephone 0770 481 8467

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Lymphatic Immune System Detox Newcastle NLP Practice Group

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As the seasons change and the life in Earth is flowing and moving from April into May, the Trance Cafe is hosting Andy Webb to demonstrate the health benefits of Lymphatic Immune System Detox.

The lymphatic nodes are a crucial part of the human immune system and regular lymphatic detoxification can have large health benefits. Some of this you can do yourself and some it seems better to have someone else do this for you.


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Andy will be lecturing about the lymphatic immune system and then demonstrating various was you can begin the process of a lymphatic detox. There will be some practice which will be followed by Andy showing the complete process which often includes a deep state of relaxation, physical touch and deliberate language.

 

Facilitator : Andy Webb

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday May 1st

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Changing a Troublesome Inner Voice and Unhelpful Beliefs

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A lot of people talk about what to do with your ‘inner voice’. It’s a fact that we tend to talk to ourselves in our own heads.

You see, with NLP, we’re often asked what are the most important things we can practice on ourselves in order to be able to change the way we feel on a regular basis. We are asked, ‘how can I start to manage and change my beliefs. How can I do good effective work in the way in which I think.


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A great way to do this is to change the way you talk with yourself, to help change the way you feel about yourself and others.

Because, by changing your inner voice effectively, you’re also adjusting limiting beliefs about yourself that had been programmed before.

The thing is too, when we learn to communicate better with ourselves, we can become more present and learn to also communicate more authentically and honestly with others too.

There will be five top tips for you on how to combat your negative internal dialogue to help you change the way you feel. And also put this intro practice because, with enough work, this can really help with limiting beliefs about yourself and others too, therefore also supporting improvements in how you perceive your world and others.

So if you are brave enough to admit that you do actually talk to yourself… like all of the time and in fact it can be quite grim too, then join us for the best top tips and change work to help you move forward for you and your clients.

Facilitator : Jayne Caldwell

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday April 3rd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!

 




 

Better Boundarys and Inherent Values : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group March 2019

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Wednesday morning just as the light dawns and birds, distant cars and a pheasant breath their song to me, I sit in the garden, neither warm or cold and for a while, without thoughts, be. All of this and much more was my immediate experience, which is now reduced to put into words.  This Trance Cafe is an exploration in boundarys and associated transitional values in some context.

A boundary is usually thought of a physical one, say a wall or your body and as such makes immediate sense. There are many other kinds of metaphorical boundrys and one of these is the intangible yet fully experienceable ‘values’ or the kinds of experiences we both seek to attain and move to avoid. There is also the being centred and unmoved kind of boundry experience. Move away, move towards and still, not moving.


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Boundarys and values seems to me to come together or apart in our normals day to day relationships with others and with our self. This looks like something to do with expectations ( or anticipations much more fluid ) on ourself or with others. If you can become both honest and clear when and what you are expecting of yourself or another you have the chance of a true integration within yourself.

The Gestalt Prayer

I do my thing, and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.
– Fritz Pearls

A relational boundary or lack of can be both useful and problematic. This is going to be some kind of functions as to your own levels of development and aspects of ( as Wilber calls ) agency and communion or the need to be separate and affiliated. There may well be aspects of time as the certainty of context.

There is an old saying that is relevant to this exploration, in fact there are two.

Do unto others as you would hope they would do unto you. – Gold Standard

and from Nicolas Taleb – the more robust Silver Standard. Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7

Come join in an exploration of Boundarys and Values with a Gestalt flavour this coming March and the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday March 6th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





2019 February Focus on Methods and Techniques of Dave Elman : Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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Well the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group returns this coming February 2019 with a focus on the methods and techniques of one of the modern pioneers of hypnotherapy, Dave Elman. Incredibly effective for working with people and one of the most easy to use methods of self hypnosis.

Elman’s definition of real hypnotherapy has two very characteristic and distinct validation points. These are clear and conscience. The first is what he calls ‘bypassing the critical factor’ and the second is ‘establishing selective thinking.’

So what these terms mean is actually pretty simple. Bypassing the critical factor is giving your conscious, your analytical mind something to occupy itself. This stops the doubts, the what if’s and makes a space where your other mind can go about its business without conscious interference. This can be as simple as playing a game of pretend!

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The second step is establishing selective thinking. This is having an idea, a suggestion or a reality become the soul focus of your reality. And both of these steps, according to Elman are entirely up to the person being hypnotised. Nothing to do with you as an operator, the whole responsibility is with the person being hypnotised. Of course a great deal of rapport or trust as well as being calm and relaxed are key to successful hypnotherapy.

So if you are interested in learning and compounding your skills to include hypnotism in the style of Elman and we are talking inductions in less than a minute. Learning how to create and use analgesia and post hypnotic suggestion to relieve needle or dental fear and some real deepening of the trance state do come along.

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday February 6th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included





Hypnotherapy Newcastle and NLP Practice Group : November 2018

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The topic of the last 2018 Hypnotherapy and NLP practice group in Newcastle is Framing and ReFraming. This small exploration is going to focus in detail about how we as people in our life, professional practice and all those tiny in-between steps go about connecting the dots of experience to make a story; Which as Timothy Wilson in Strangers to Ourselves suggests may well be very different to the actuality of unconscious behaviours and ‘personality traits’.

And that story is the fabric of our life, which holds and way too often contorts what we can often accept as reality, truth or illusion, depending on our perceptions and unconscious frames.

 


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Frames have the tendency to focus a particular kind of thought, perception in both the conscious awareness and the unconscious. If you think about it, a Frame is like a boundary that includes the focus, like foveal vision and outside the artificial boundary of conscious attention, the peripheral vision. All of this effects and affects what we call ‘meaning’.

A change in language can transform our apprehension of the cosmos” Benjamin Lee Whorf

This Exploration will explore how the ‘Frames’ we use in every day life are creating, often unconsciously our reality. More importantly how with effortful and deliberate recognition of such frames and then the deliberate use of more beneficial thinking can, when we experience problems, when we experience discontinuity, when we are being lead by the nose by polarized society be of serious utility in, a gestalt way being OK with personal views, behaviours and being OK to express, non-sheep ways of being human.

So this is going to include stereotypes, evidence frames, linguistic prepositions and I hope a useful, respectful way to recognise and challenge any framing that you feel ( and very importantly don’t feel ) that’s Jungs Feeler function, is accepted or rejected all too easily.

This I Feel will move into ReFraming where there are numerous strategies to explore and potentially redefine meaning with some serious effect on outcome.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday November 7th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Newcastle Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice Group : October 2018

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One of the most useful, at least to me, patterns that came out of NLP is Presuppositional Language. This month at the Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group we will be exploring and implementing presuppositional language patterns with an intention of becoming better communicators and questioners.

When you ask or are asked a question, such as “how are you?”, there is an inherent form of a response required. Mostly our answers are of the heuristic or with little thought offered. This will get us by quite adequately in most conversations. Something other than run-of-the-mill conversation ( and intra-personal thinking ) can evolve when, with a little fore thought, we restructure our questions and answers more purposefully.

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Consider the following scenario in the common experience of a therapist working with a client who has depression. One of these ‘questions’ has the possibility of the said client, lapsing into their ‘story’. The script they run that reinforces their impoverished and possibility day time soap opera worthy life story. The other focuses on differences within a time frame. Bit of a difference you can exactly notice here, right?

How are you doing?

What kind of differences have you been noticing since our last appointment?

Not unlike the SF Miracle Question, that helps focus the spotlight of conscious attention to useful possibilities and with a little fore thought may indeed connect up some of the divergent seemingly unrelated thinking that can lead to real and genuine insights.

Also for the evenings exploration we will be using the EMIPlus resource state generator as one way to get into useful learning states, where we can both avoid the premature need to understand before doing and at the same time

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday October 3rd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Newcastle NLP Practice Group : Saturday 1st September

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Newcastle NLP Practice Group for Saturday 1st September has four pre arranged topics for exploration that have the potentials to make life a little easier and a lot more connected to your own values. The topics at the NLP Practice Group Newcastle are : Thought Provoking Philosophizing, Self Sabotage, Via Negativa and a proposed synthesis of the previous three topics.

A main theme for this coming weekend is ‘models’; their use of, rejection of and understanding of what is highlighted and hidden when we are thinking and ‘trying’ to squeeze experience into a model; as well as the kind of biases and blindness that can come from believing any model is real. The earth moves and no lever, no matter how long will let you move it but you can fly a kite tied to your head!


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Thought Provoking Philosophizing

An exploration into the work and some of the methods of Phil Jeremiah IV’s Humour Worx way of playfully challenging, with the use of irrelevance, concussion and discussion, stale stories and old beliefs that are holding you back. Newcastle NLP Practice Group is hosting Phil again this coming October for a full weekend of the serious use of humour in change work.

We will practice several patterns and most importantly explore the framing that sets up, validates and justifies, irrelevance, provocation and compassionate discussion. Creating a safe space ‘bubble’ where the rules of traditional change work are left in their stately homes where the rules apply. This is something else.

Self Sabotage

There is a wonderful story that I get from Green Wing about the origins of the word Sabotage. In short its about disgruntled workers who took their shoes off and chucked them into the machines that were taking their jobs during the industrial revolution. Who says history has nothing to teach us!

In a recent post I explored some themes regarding ‘self-sabotage’ and one of the reciprocate ideas that was offered was something like ‘fear of success’. I believe this is absolute nonsense at the initial level of causation basically because there is no cause. The added second order effects or meanings of new responsibilities I highly support. Fear in the initial sense is of success or failure is no-thing, it;s what it means.

What if any of the ‘self sabotage’ stuff is just and I mean just in at least two senses, is your inner wisdom telling you that no matter what, stuff is OK the way it is, for now. Imagine that! How easy could that make your life that you obviously don’t want to be easy. There maybe addressing and going beyond some paradox in this exploration.

Via Negativa

Massively inspired by a whole chapter, and theme in Incerto, the book Anti-Fragile ( Nassim Nicholas Taleb ) of a kind of reductionism.  We know about what is not working. It’s very simple, too simple! Less is more.

There are way to many ‘tings’ in our life that are, to put it simply, are shit or shite, depending on how you say this. For really negative consequences, such as falling of a ladder I prefer that utterance of the word ‘shit’. Its that word that we all utter when everything goes funny shaped. Know what mean? I think so.

I want to explore, something I have done and done well in the last two years of removing, mostly by not doing and often by ignoring something I was expected to respond to.  Taking the crap out of your life is IMO wonderful, it’s often effortful and sometimes painful. It’s the stuff you know in you soul and like Alanis Morissette says ‘you oughta know‘, this is the acknowledge it and do something about it, which is often about subtraction and making your life easier.

Practice & Topics Decided on the Day

You may also wish to practice all kinds of NLP and Hypnotherapy at the Newcastle NLP Practice Group so there is plenty of time set aside to do just that. Well I hope to be seeing you Saturday 1st September for an excellent value ( only £20 for the day ) days practice, connection and fun.

So Newcastle NLP Practice Group is September 1st, a Saturday all day. Hope to see you there to come explore, play and do good in life.

Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

NE7 7BQ

Saturday 1st September

9.30am to 17.30pm

Book your place now





NLP Practice Group Newcastle upon Tyne : June 2018

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There can be worlds of difference between thinking and doing and on June 6th there will be amply opportunity to explore the differences and field benefits that extend beyond the either / or approach into the both / and, at the NLP Practice Group Newcastle upon Tyne.

Every creative journey begins with a problem” – Jonah Lehrer : Imagine

How we do, don’t do and do something different, predictable or genuinely have what is regarded as an insight has lots of factors depending on familiarity of situations and experience and a potential required novelty thought-behaviour that may be born out of happy accident, of frustration or great need or both.

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There are many ways new material can materialise out of the blue, but where does this come from. In mythology the protagonists somehow end up going North, out of the provincial into the uncharted places; Prosaically this could be regarded as ‘conceptual blending’ where there is a cross over between fields such as psychology and science or cooking and gardening.

You, Mark ( see next paragraph ) and myself will be exploring Thinking and Doing in terms of useful change from a three way collaboration of conceptually blended differences and similarities. So following our conversation, me and Mark thought it will be really interesting to have a very loose frame and discover what happens in terms of creativity and utility.

Mark Harris, midwife of 20 years , NLP facilitator and Birthing for Blokes is in Newcastle sharing some of his skills with birthing partners and has kindly agreed to come along to The Trance Cafe to share some more. We both like to improvise and have decided to do just that at the evening for NLP Practice Group Newcastle within and without the frames offered.

Also, if you are booked on the NLP Hypnotherapy Practice day, June 9th, this Trance Cafe is FREE!

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington, Mark Harris

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday June 6th

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now! OR if you are booked
onto the NLP Hypnotherapy Practice day on 9th JuneFREE!

 





Newcastle NLP Practice Group : TiMe : May 2018

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May’s Trance Cafe and Newcastle NLP Practice Group is an exploration of Time; how you understand time and more importantly how you can use your thoughts, experiences and apprehensions to change your understanding and meanings of your past, present and future in helpful ways.

Time is always on my side” – Caught Somewhere In Time – Iron Maiden

Now, There are many ways, too may perhaps, to explore what we mean by time. One is the physical cycles of plants, namely our yearly sun cycle from which we define years and day with as our little blue plant orbits and seasons. Another, more relative is psychological time. Something completely different.

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Some of the latest research, not a pinch of salt, but a way of ‘understanding’ our psychology, as in what you feel as in inward and outward energy/force, is suggesting our past, present and future are all manged into one or currently wordly understood as merged, united and specifically conflation.

Time can be understood metaphorically as a substance. Time is running out, there is little time left or there is plenty of time. Time can be understood as an essential part of who and what we are; as in the work of Kant, it is part of our essence. Time can also be understood and this makes much sense to be our consciousness as and when in the now our past and present simply just are without our conscious knowing.

So basically it ( time ) IS an aspect of both who and what we are. In terms of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the May Newcastle NLP Practice Group will be exploring Time Lines. It’s more realistic to call this Time Space’s; Past, Present and Future and we may even touch on the timeless.

Our past experiences are used to ‘predict’ how we act, what we do in both usual and novel circumstances. This idea of prediction has a very good neurological research based explanation in ‘How Emotions Are Made’ – Barrett. Without reading that you can think of how on earth a baseball or tennis player manages to return or hit a ball that is travelling faster than is possible to consciously respond to. Or just jump out of the way of a marauding bicycle. It’s our unconscious ( fast ) response.

And wonderfully, we can program and re-program the unconscious, just through rehearsal and deep motivation to change our past, anticipate future behaviours and be very present. With practice as and when it counts with conscious positive practice. Hope to see you at Newcastle NLP Practice Group to explore Time this coming May.

 

Facilitator : Nigel Hetherington

Entry Level : Open To All

Places are limited to 24 so book in advance to guarantee your place

Wednesday May 2nd

Come join in and explore in a warm, comfortable purpose built training environment.

The Newcastle NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Group, The Trance Cafe meets at

St Oswalds, Coleman Education Centre, Regent Avenue, Regent Centre, Gosforth. NE3 1EE

ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!

tea / coffee & biscuits included
7-9pm for only £10.00 book online now!





Newcastle NLP Practice Group – Newcastle Hypnotherapy Practice Group

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Newcastle NLP Practice Group hosts monthly practice days on Saturday for you to increase and develop your NLP and Hypnotherapy skills. This coming May on the 12th there are some pre-arranged topics as well as what you would like to practice on the day.

There are three topics that I want to explore. These are going beyond pairs of opposites, changing habits and parts disintegration. I hope you will find these explorations valuable and enhance your uses of NLP and Hypnotherapy in ways that you can remember easily through practice.


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Going Beyond Pairs of Opposites

To move out into the world, you have to act in terms of pairs of opposites.” Joseph Campbell

One of the most useful aspects of change work is creating a space where habitual behavioural and thinking patterns can be changed. When we use language in normal ways there is a natural tendency dualistic expression. Words create categories or neat little boxes of descriptions which by nature are classification. Think depressed, happy etc.

Have you considered a description such as happily-depressed and depressingly-happy? There are no opposites in the real world, non whatsoever. A best there is a spectrum of words describing something more fundamental. For instance hot is not the real word opposite of cold. These words describe a relative temperature difference.

With this exploration we will be examining the methods and ways of adding this inclusive and validating component to making change more honest and appealing.

 

Changing Habits

Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi

We have, do and will form habits all of our life. Most of the time your habits are very useful. Sometimes habits, which are unconscious processes, form with the best of intentions yet can end up being extremely problematic and difficult to change.

All habits are formed with mostly an unconscious purpose that we can create a story about, to justify, explain or reason it’s nature. Changing a problem habit requires a change at the unconscious level and will be greatly helped by redefining the conscious reasons or story that accompanies such a habit.

One way to change unconscious habits is paradoxically to review in great detail consciously the whole kit and kaboodle. That means mentally replaying the entire ensemble of behaviour again and again. This can be thought of as a threshold pattern.

 

Parts Disintegration

If you can’t solve a problem, then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it.” George Polya

Sometimes making a change can seem daunting, it can feel too big for you to deal with. If it was smaller perhaps you would feel better able to cope. How to make a problem smaller and ease the BIG CHANGE mentality. For example, take a problem like low self esteem. Of course you would ask a client ‘what do you mean by self esteem?’ So you wouldn’t be assuming you know what they mean. But, let’s take this another way.

If you enquire what are the smaller aspects, like a bicycle is made up of wheels, pedals, brakes and all that; you have the smaller components. You can then operate on the smaller components, knowing changing a smaller component changes the overall. Learning to sort for difference within these will necessarily change the whole.

 

I hope the three defined practice ideas is interesting to you. I hope to see you there at the Newcastle NLP Practice group this May.

 

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NLP and Hypnotherapy Practice Day Newcastle

Venue : Jesmond Dene Conference Centre

Date : Saturday May 12

Only £20

18 Places maximum