Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 06:53PM
BBC Radio stalwart, Chrissy Jackson is an enthusiastic footwear follower and apparently was kicking herself when Matthew Gudgin invited Milly J onto his show first!
If the interview is still available, you can find it on the BBC iPlayer and looking up the Chrissy Jackson Show. Milly talks to Chrissy extensively about her life, trends and business.
By millyjshoes, Oct 30 2018 05:00PM
I was very lucky to be interviewed on the BBC Look East News couch alongside fellow soloist, Emma Nuule. The slot was hosted by BBC stalwarts, Stewart White and Amelia Reynolds, discussing our night of performance and singing for the Mudeka Foundation.
It was a dash from the studios to the stage for the night's performance however!
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:35PM
Many know that I was originally trained as a professional actress and singer and the fluidity of the creative arts is very important to me.
I am thrilled to be raising awareness and singing for the Mudeka Foundation show. The foundation was established by Anna Mudeka and raises funds for orphaned children in Zimbabwe. As I too was an orphan, this is especially important to me.
I will be singing solos and alongside Soprano Emma Nuule.
Tickets are still available and the rehearsal was filmed by the BBC with Emma and I sitting on the BBC Look East couch this Friday prior to the show.
Photos are from yesterday's rehearsal.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:28PM
Since moving shop to the beautiful Tombland, the press as always has been very supportive. Thank you to the EDP newspaper and the Evening News for featuring this article.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:18PM
Matthew Gudgin - is one of the main BBC Norfolk Radio hosts, runs a Tuesday guest slot whereby the team choose an individual within Norfolk to be interviewed. The surprsing part is that all theguests have made contributuons to Norfolk life and have indeed had interesting lives thus far!
It is also considered to be the, "Desert Island Discs" of Norfolk. Choosing just 6 songs was a hard feat to achieve!
You can listen to my interview here:
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:05PM
Milly J was recently shortlisted for a prestigious, footwear award. Thye Footwear Friends award is one of the main industry footwear awards in Europe ans runs the oldest Footwear Industry charity in the country. In conjunction with The Society of Shoe Fitters, the British Footwear Association, Clarks, Dune, Schuh, Cordwainers and many others, this award is certainly packed with fantastic support.
Milly met with a panel from Clarks, The Dune Group and others.
By millyjshoes, Sep 19 2018 06:23PM
We are excited to announce that the home of Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes By Milly J has moved home! We have relocated to a bigger shop in the heart of Norwich - the beautiful historic Tombland area.
We are situated opposite the main entrance to the cathedral, so you can't miss us. Come and visit the new shop and say hello.
Our address is:
Milly J Shoes
12 Tombland High Street
By millyjshoes, Aug 23 2018 09:51AM
Norfolk has a strong history in footwear manufacturing. in the late 1700s, James smith was one of the founding fathers of mass producing shoes when he realised that most people had similar sized feet. Creating lasts that could take away the small scale, bespoke creation. His grandson later branded the shoes as - Start-rite.
Spring forward several centuries and the 1930s saw the emergence of Van dal Shoes who also manufactured shoes in the city. However, we have now heard of the sad demise of one of the last remaining footwear factories in the country.
With this news, the BBC called me to chat about the future of British footwear and to visit me in my shop. The interview was aired on the Nick Conrad show yesterday and can be found on BBC iplayer at timescale 2:08:50 with the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06g3c3x
By millyjshoes, Jul 5 2018 01:18PM
It was an honour to be invited as an ambassador for Norwich High School For Girls earlier this week. The small team of mentors teamed together for the Inspiring Females initiative founded by the school's head teacher and Siobhan Ecke. For the first time, it also comprised of men who made up the so called inspring people within the area.
However, it wasn't about us on this day. We spent the afternnon in mentor pairs and spent the day with up to ten, 14 year olds each. Guiding them through how they would start their own social enterprises. Looking into the seed stages, finaces, marketing, operations and so on. My team came up with a technology app and I was impressed to see how tech savvy they all were.
It was truly an inspiring day for all!
By millyjshoes, May 31 2018 02:17PM
This Spring/Summer Milly J and the fabulous people who won at the EDP Awards are featured in the Marry in Norfolk Magazine. It truly was a wonderful night. With Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes By Milly J winning the overall award for Wedding Innovation!
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