Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news
By millyjshoes, Aug 2 2019 03:19PM
I was contacted by OFSTED outstanding school, Thorpe St Andrew to come up with a project to help invigorate their students. They have removed textiles from the curriculum and they have asked me to work with them to re inspire this area. I have always maintained that the arts are incredibly important for both budding minds and adults. Minimising mental health implications, helping with dexterity, especially in terms of Alzheimer's. Creativity delights us, it teaches us skills in which to mend a broken item, it can innovate and it can help the mind see in other formats.
Look out for this exciting project commencing in November!
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, 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, May 31 2018 02:09PM
Milly J was featured in the EDP recently. A fun day of posing with shoes was had whilst the official photogrpaher snapped away!
*I forgot to get around to posting this!
By millyjshoes, Jan 25 2018 10:40AM
A chance meeting landed me with an exciting collaboration which is coming soon to Milly J Shoes!
Look out for this soon!
By millyjshoes, Nov 30 2017 11:46AM
I was delighted to be phoned up by the heavy weight New York footwear magazine, Footwear Plus to be interviewed for their winter publication.
The magazine is circulated throughout American and Canada and is both in digitial and hard copy format.
By millyjshoes, Nov 17 2017 10:24AM
I was thrilled to be inviited to the school that I mentor at, North Walsham High School, to help celebrate their annual high achievers' awards night.
Celebrating the high academic achievements of a select few in the class of 2017,I was honoured to not only give a speech about my journey, but also to hand out certificates to the students.
I was joined by Chris Lee of the RAF who gave a funny account of his military life.
By millyjshoes, Nov 14 2017 12:09PM
A lovely day was had at Norwich High School For Girls' annual Christmas market. An array of artisans flocked to sell their beautiful handmade goods at the well respected school. Milly J Shoes was delighted to meet both old and new faces.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2017 10:17AM
Last night saw a host of NATWEST Great British Entrepreneur Finalists gather at the RBS head offices in London. Celebrating the finalists before the grand award's ceremony next moth. Meeting with some very inspiring businesses. The cocktails and stories were flowing everyone revved up about what brought them there in the first place. Reminding us all of the importance of being a unique entrepreneur.
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