Todays Date
    23 April 2014
    tiger moth irlam

    Pub serves up beauty course

    Pedicures could replace pints at an Irlam pub which is opening its doors to a beauty course.

    The Tiger Moth pub, in Swallow Drive, Irlam, played a key role in supporting the local community after the 2010 gas explosion which destroyed three homes, damaged dozens more and injured 15 people.

    However, the new course, which covers all aspects of hand, skin and nail care with extra sessions on how to stay beautiful from the inside, is not the only unusual item on the pub’s menu.

    Weight Warriors, a 10 week course, is aimed at helping local residents beat the bulge and improve their health in time for Christmas and is also taking place in the pub.

    Both courses are free and are being run by the Irlam and Cadishead team at Salford City Council’s health improvement service. The courses are part of an extensive programme of courses and activities covering everything from healthy eating and physical activities to drinking sensibly and quitting smoking. The beauty course is being run in partnership with Salford City College.

    Councillor Margaret Morris, assistant mayor for health and well being, said: “The Tiger Moth is at the heart of this community and is a welcoming, central location, so where better to offer courses?

    “People can improve their health with simple lifestyle changes – eating well, exercising regularly, drinking alcohol in moderation and quitting smoking and these courses are all about getting that message across in a fun and friendly way.”

    Weight Warriors starts on August 30 and runs on Fridays from 10am to 11.30am, while the health and beauty course starts on September 19 and runs on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon.

    The health improvement team and college are also teaming up to offer courses to help job seekers. One will cover writing CVs, interview skills and effective job hunting and the other is an introduction to working in schools.

    More details on all the courses are available and places can be booked by calling 0800 952 1000 or emailing