Wednesday Freebies- December, Week 2, 2017

December 13th, 2017 by Sandy

This week’s Wednesday Freebies section consists of topics on- a) Birmingham Hippodrome lines up events for spring season; b) Free workshop on making Christmas wreaths at Baytree Garden Centre; c) Get free sample of Shawn Mendes fragrance. Also, check out for more freebies in our blog section everyday.

Birmingham Hippodrome lines up events for spring season

The newly announced Spring Season of Birmingham Hippodrome reveals details of several festivals, unforgettable shows and free events, being held across its its stages and neighbouring streets, in the new year. Audiences, including families, are offered a line up of choices in world-class entertainment that includes stars of cutting-edge contemporary dance, West End musicals, family favourites, high-flying panto, world-class ballet and opera.

Productions announced include Taj Express, the spectacular musical from Bollywood. There are performances of Ballet British Columbia, the leading contemporary dance company and Calendar Girls, the sell-out comedy. Matt Slack returns again in ‘Peter Pan’, the spectacular pantomime. There’s a lot more on offer for the season. Artistic Director and the Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, Fiona Allan, is excited with the line up, which contains great variety of free events, shows and new productions that cater to wider audience. For online booking of seats, go to the site- Call 0844 338 5000 for tickets and membership; call 0844 338 7000 for groups and schools; call 0844 338 9000 for restaurant reservation.


Free workshop on making Christmas wreaths at Baytree Garden Centre

Learn how to make a handmade Christmas wreath at free workshops run by Baytree Garden Centre, at Watson, in Spalding (Lincolnshire). Sue Worth is running the free wreath-making sessions in Bulbland, which are being held every Thursday, right up to Christmas. She has been involved in horticulture for most of her life and is a manger of the plant area.

Sue Worth says a beautiful looking Christmas wreath can be created by anyone, even by those without any experience. You can make them as you like, as they are your own wreaths, she said. Everybody will be given a bare wire frame with florists wire. The frame, in the shape of a ring, will first have to get moss rolled on to it, to make the first layer full. All the materials are locally available or cultivated. Next steps are to add the accessories, such as fir cones, spruce, Leylandi, holly, lotus seed heads, etc. and wrap them with wire to fix it all on the ring and then add finishing touches.

Materials will be supplied at the free workshop sessions. Those who wish to take away their finished Christmas wreath, have to give just £5 to the organisers, which is significantly lesser than a ready-made wreath. To book a seat at the workshop, contact Baytree by calling on 01406-370242.


Get free sample of Shawn Mendes fragrance

Here’s your chance to try out the new fragrance Signature, a flagship unisex scent from Shawn Mendes. The fragrance contains notes of musk, white cedar, sugar maple, lemon oil and apple. The fragrance draws together Shawn’s creative energy and Canadian roots to create an addictive scent for the new generation. To claim your free sample, while stocks last, simply follow instructions and fill up the form online available a the SoPost website. Submit it and get it delivered to you, but only to applicants in the UK.