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The Wonderful Women Lunch hosted by best selling artist

Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Janice Sylvia Brocof Alderley hosts the Wonderful Women Dinner


Friday 1st November 2019

The Merlin, 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7QL


Professional artist, Janice Sylvia Brock, whose work changes hands for nearly a quarter of a million pounds and hangs in the White House, hosted a Wonderful Women Dinner last Friday, with typical generosity and respect for the efforts of others.


Janice, who has been disabled by Still's Disease (a very aggressive form of arthritis), has battled the condition throughout her life. Through annual operations and a daily cocktail of drugs she continues to produce art which is vibrant and full of joy, from her famous ‘big-bottomed gals' in Barbados to her new collection inspired by Modigliani; ‘Oval Faces'. She has spent the last four and a half months painting four huge murals as a commission by the Nirvana Spa in Sindlesham, grasping the brush between her two crippled hands and working from a gantry to reach the vast expanses of wall that was her canvas.

Despite being internationally acclaimed and having work displayed at the Saatchi Gallery, Janice's focus remains resolutely down to earth and four years ago she set up the annual Wonderful Women dinner and awards to honour the ladies she admires. Janice explains: "This dinner is to honour  both professional and non-professional women who make a difference. We have pastoral workers, teachers, fellow artists and therapists. Anyone who puts in the hours to change lives. Our membership is growing all the time.

"This year's winner is June Roscoe (pictured next to Janice in the gold skirt) who has modelled since the age of 18 and is a great example of a mature working woman. In spite of her busy career, June does incredible work within the local community and will be taking the Wonderful Women trophy home for twelve months."

Janice Sylvia Brock is available for interview.


Notes to editors

Other notable guests in attendance were Russian born Lana Filippova who became the USSR under 18 Champion in model airplane flying and gained second place in the USA National Championships. Upon moving to the UK she retrained as an Interior Designer winning many top design awards. She now owns her own Interior Design Showroom in Bowden, Cheshire. Elaine Collinson is a programme secretary in a national women’s fellowship and proof reads in several languages, Gill Burns, a recently retired director of Toy Industry, Sandra Thompson, a bereavement councillor who also works at her local church St. Philip’s in Alderley Edge, Adele Appleton a nutritional therapist who runs her own clinic in Cheshire, Dr. Zoe Theofilopoulos who is a Lawyer and Barbara Mcloughin who worked for Manchester City Council for almost 30 years firstly in the City's Planning Department before joining the flagship Hulme Regeneration team in 1992. As its Chief Executive, she has given talks and seminars about the 'Manchester Approach' all over the world, encouraging others to create attractive, well designed, sustainable environments where local residents can feel safe and be proud.  She also chaired the council's 'Planning for Women' group which considered the ways in which  neighbourhoods, towns and cities can better cater for the needs of women and their families. Interestingly she was a flamenco dancer for many years.....dancing in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and China.

Photo Shows: Louise Turner, Dr. Zoe Theofilopoulos, Sandra Thompson, Ellen Fitzpatrick,  Janice Sylvia Brock,  Gill Burns, Adele Appleton,  Elaine Collinson,  June Roscoe, Liz Brickhill.


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