June 1st is the date when the next phase of lock down is lifted, and fingers crossed non essential shops will be allowed to open.
We are working towards that date, setting up a sanitising station as you enter the shop, two customers at one time allowed in the shop, following a marked clockwise direction around the shop, keeping social distancing observations.
On a posative, we have lots of new crystals in stock and more gorgeous items to be added to our website.
Hope to see soon, when we are back open, take care and stay safe.
from the Concept Team.
Hi, I’m Kathrine and I run Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage and One-to-One personalised yoga sessions from the therapy room in Concept Corner, as well as being a Zumba Gold Instructor!
I am passionate about wellbeing and truly believe that, “If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness”. Each of my three pursuits, although very different, all complement each other perfectly and allow me to make differences to people’s lives by helping them on their wellness journeys.
I practice Raynor massage, which takes it’s influences from traditional Eastern therapies and has the main goal of finding tension in the body and removing it. Tension in the body prevents energy from moving freely and is caused by stress. We cannot stop stress and in fact our modern day, fast paced way of living can often fill our daily lives with many stressors, but by taking the time to manage our stress through massage we can prevent it causing pain or injury.
Yoga offers a simple, enjoyable way to improve your health and wellbeing and is for everyone – you do not have to be super bendy, slim, in good health or youthful! I am a fully qualified and insured British Wheel of Yoga teacher with over ten years of experience and have created ‘Under The Bodhi Tree’ to enable truly bespoke yoga experiences, whereby after a one-to-one session your lessons for home practice are carefully developed to suit your personal health needs and interests.
Zumba Gold is for beginners and active older adults aged 35+ and is a slower paced, low impact version of Zumba that’s just as fun! Dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Belly Dance and Disco etc whilst getting a safe and effective workout. If you love to dance, you’ll love Zumba Gold!
I can be contacted with any queries on 07960 785425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each of the above also have their own Facebook and Instagram pages, with regularly updated information about dates/availability and pricing so please take a look! Every follow, like and share is so very much appreciated.
Autumn has arrived on Sea Bank Road, the trees are loosing there leaves and blowing into the shop, the hoover has been out more time this week than all summer.
Along with the leaves blowing into the shop, we have lots of new workshops to share with you, I am slowly updating our events on our webpage.
Back by popular demand is our drop in paint a Halloween Pebble for the children just £5per child.
One of our New workshops is a sound bath healing workshop, at this time its being run a couple of times every month on a Saturday morning at 9am, just check our events on this page for future dates and times.These get booked quickly, so if you fancy having your vibrations being tweeked get yourself to one of these.Next one with a couple of spaces is 26th October, otherwise try 9th November.
I’ m especially looking forward to our new gift wrap workshop, soon to be advertised for 16th November.This workshop is being held by one of our new stockists Sophie Hardisty, who is a local Artist from Liverpool.This will be a gift wrapping workshop for all occasions, using natural products and creative accessories for decoration and a wealth of ideas to stretch your imaination, to make your own range of decorative wrap.
Welcome to our new therapist Katherine Ashbridge, who specialises in finding and removing tension by Raynor Massage, which is one of the most powerful massages there is. Raynor Massage assists with Sports Injuries,Insomnia, stress and emotional tension to name put a few.Any further enquiries e mail me and i will pass your enquiries to Kathy..
March Concept Corner become one of several collection point for the Red Box Project Wirral. This amazing cause ensures young girls don’t miss school because of their periods. This is a great cause and Concept Corner is proud to be a part of it. For more about this cause visit them online or via their Facebook page.
We are also very big on recycling and reducing the plastic waste in our oceans here at Concept Corner and we are loving Barbaras amazing new creation, an apron made out of recycled crisp packets!!!! How amazing is that! To help her create more fabulous aprons and to help recycle more we are collecting empty crisps packets for Barbara so please drop off your empty un wanted crisp packets to the shop.
Easter Weekend is finally upon us and hopefully the sunshines all weekend for us to enjoy! If you are looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Monday, 22nd April, then why not pop along to our Easter Artisan Market on Seabank Road. 2pm-5pm. Supporting the local community, shops, Artists & makers. Meet the Easter Bunny, live entertainment & hot food available.
Come along and join in
What’s coming up…Events and Workshops…
20th April- Easter Egg Natural Bath Bombs
25th April- Learn How To Make BeesWax Food Wraps
25th April- Embroidery Course
2nd May- Learn How To Professionally Gift Wrap
4th May- Tasty Bakers Pop Up Shop
4th May- Lampshade Making Workshop
8th May- Healing Meditations: 6 Week Course
17th May- Marketing Fit Club (every 3rd Friday over 6 months)
We now stock beautifull handmade glass items by the very talented Marie Maher and we have beautiful decorated pebbles and recycled flowers by Sandy Pebbles Art Design.
We also have some gorgeous new stock in made from recycled Saris and some beautiful fashion items all the way from India. It has transformed the back of our shop into a beautiful Indian bazaar full of hidden wonders.
That’s all for now, have a great Easter from all of us at Concept Corner!
Blog Post 26th February 2018
February has been an exciting month here at Concept Corner. Our Valentines Gifts where a huge success and we have started to get our Mother’s Day Gifts in this past week. There are some beautiful, unique gift ideas to suit even the pickiest of mothers.
We also have lots of exciting therapies, workshops and pop up shops coming up too…
Feb 28th- Floristry Workshop
Mar 2nd- The Tasty Bakers Pop Up Shop
Mar 2nd- Make Your Own Toilet Bombs Workshop
Mar 9th- Silk and Petal Arrive Launch Day Pop Up Shop
Mar 9th- Access the Healing Powers of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop
Mar 17th & 18th- REIKI 1- Training Weekend
Mar 21st- Soy/Beeswax Food Wraps & Learn How to Make Eco Bricks Workshop
Mar 23rd- Needle Felted Jewellery Workshop
Mar 28th- Introduction to Floristry Workshop: Contemporary Floral Design
Mar 29th- An Introduction to setting up a Social Enterprise Company
For more information or to book on to any of these events please visit the booking section of our website.
More exciting news coming soon!
Hayley won an award from the Women’s Org in Liverpool. She was delighted so here is the blog they wrote about her and Concept Corner.
Hayley Matthews is the mastermind behind this new unique concept of high street store. After a lengthy career in the police force, Hayley was faced with redundancy and took the opportunity for a new beginning: “I was a police officer for 26 years and the job started to take its toll. I have children at home and I decided that the lifestyle that comes with being a police officer wasn’t for me anymore.”
After speaking to local creatives across Wirral, Hayley decided that area needed a space for makers to showcase their work. She dreamed of creating a supportive environment for quality local independent artists and artisans to trade and grow together under one roof in the heart of New Brighton.
With 25 years in the public service, Hayley didn’t know the first thing about starting a business: “as a police officer, I may be able to oversee football fans up and down the country, but writing a business plan felt like a whole different game – I didn’t know where to start!”
Hayley sought business advice from The Women’s Organisation where she was supported under Enterprise Hub business start-up programme to begin working with Senior Business Adviser, Claire Pedersen. Claire helped Hayley create a business plan and apply for funding which would allow her to purchase a building in New Brighton to home Concept Corner – a big ask for a newly established business.
On supporting the campaign to ‘shop local’, Hayley said: “We have tried to create a welcoming space where there is something for everyone. I think people are slowly going back to shopping local and appreciating the time and care independent artists put into their designs.”
Concept Corner currently has over 20 independent businesses working out of the space and has now expanded to deliver workshops. The shop boasts a busy diary offering everything from How to Boost Your Teenagers Confidence, Enhance your photography skills, Basic Sewing, Crochet and various upholstery Courses through to a yoga class for beginners and even business and marketing concepts.
Hayley is a Wirral-proud woman with a vested interest in supporting the local economy of New Brighton, Wirral’s seaside resort which has undergone a £60 million redevelopment scheme in more recent times. Hayley said: “I’m really proud to be based in New Brighton. It’s very cosmopolitan – you can feel the buzz in the area and the footfall coming through. When you shop at Concept Corner, it goes straight back into the local economy and that’s important for me.”
Recognising the difficulties older people face in getting out to complete their Christmas shopping, Concept Corner now takes its art to the community running craft fairs and coffee mornings across Wirral making sure art is accessible for everyone.
And to mark a year of success, Hayley was awarded ‘Retail Business of the Year’ at The Women’s Organisation’s awards, Celebrating Enterprising Women. Nearly a year into her new business, Hayley said: “I love the building, the concept of the shop and meeting new people every day. I really believe in what I’m trying to do. I feel so proud coming to work every day. The shop is exactly how I envisioned it when I met with my business adviser all those months ago.”