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Businesses to offer taster sessions at York Lifestyle 2013 exhibition
7:51am Friday 1st February 2013 in Business news
INDEPENDENT businesses putting on a lifestyle exhibition in York will hold a series of taster sessions to inform visitors about their areas of expertise.
Throughout the day the businesses, which include Quick Slide Windows of York, Style Flooring of York, based in Heworth, Moonlight Bedrooms of Pocklington, Focus Fireplaces of Stockton-on-Forest, Fabric Gallery of Dunnington, Astek Landscapes of Huntington, Deans Garden Centre, on Stockton Lane, York, Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, Quartz Travel of Heworth, Herbert Todd & Sons of York, Direct Tile Importers, of Clifton Moor, and Jaipur Spice, based in Haxby Road, will be putting on short interactive demonstrations.
The free exhibition, which will take place from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, will also raise money for York brain injury hospital York House Ventures.
Matthew Todd, of Herbert Todd & Sons, said: “We’re hoping to whet people’s appetite for the huge changes there has been with big white goods.”
He will demonstrate the new “intelligent” Siemens iDos washing machine, as well as smart televisions. He said white goods had progressed by leaps and bounds in terms of energy efficiency and ease of use since the average person, whose equipment is about five years old, replaced them.
“We’re getting the Herbert Todd showroom into the wider world. I will be there as long as people want me to be to answer questions,” he said.
Among the other taster sessions, Fabric Gallery & Interiors will help home owners with colour coordination and room design; Astek Landscapes will help visitors visualise their garden as a dream landscape, and Dean’s Garden Centre will help gardeners plan an eco-friendly garden that makes a home for birds, bees, amphibians and small mammals.
Visitors with specific questions are recommended to bring photographs of their homes and gardens.