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STUDENTS at Amersham and Wycombe College are to benefit from the tuition of acclaimed beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell and her range of Heaven beauty products. Deborah treated Kate Middleton with her bee venom facial prior to the royal wedding and can list Kylie, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow among her clients. Deborah Mitchell, said: "I am delighted to be able to offer our training techniques to beauty students at Amersham & Wycombe College. This also dovetails with a recruitment drive for Heaven and will give many of these therapists the chance to gain employment in the UK as well as around the world with Heaven."
The BBC Award Winning Big Band "Five Star Swing" (Best Big Band, 2011) make a welcome return to Marlow Jazz Club on Tuesday, October 23. Their gig last year was acclaimed as one of the best in the Club's long history. The 13 piece outfit, led by Chris Smith, feature all the top tunes of the Swing Era from the likes of Miller, Basie, Ellington, Herman and Dorsey. Vocal tributes to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald come from Chris and his wife Simone, who is also featured on alto saxophone. The gig is at the usual venue, the Royal British Legion Hall, starting at 8.30pm.
GLEE Club UK is offering a free taster session for people who want to try it out in Aylesbury and High Wycombe. It is a network of community-based, adult choirs filled with people who love to sing and is open to adults of all abilities, aged 16 or over. Sing your favourite pop songs in beautiful harmony, accompanied by low-impact dance movements. At Aylesbury (Tuesdays 7.30pm Bedgrove Infant School) and High Wycombe (Thursdays 7.30pm Great Kingshill Combined School). No need to book. Further details can be found at www.gleeclubuk.com or call Gill on 07935 257870.
A NEW website has been set up to promote tourism in the Chilterns offering a one-stop site for advice and things to do. The Chilterns Tourism Network has launched the first tourism website for the Chilterns. There are more than 52 million day visitors to the area each year but tourism companies want to encourage a greater number of overnight stays. The website is now live and brings together places to explore, good food to enjoy, family-friendly attractions and more. Go to www.VisitChilterns.co.uk.