The unique challenges facing women in their midlife years are under the spotlight this autumn in a fantastic, fun, and informative day featuring some of Yorkshire’s best loved personalities.

Find Your Midlife Magic takes place at Goldsborough Hall in North Yorkshire on October 3rd where guests will be joined by a very special keynote speaker – the actor, writer and Yorkshire Businesswoman ambassador Gaynor Faye.

Stylist and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton and TV presenter Christine Talbot, both ambassadors for Yorkshire Businesswoman, will also be taking part in the event as well as a host of other well-known and inspirational Yorkshire personalities and experts.

The event is the brainchild of four fabulous Yorkshire women who all have one thing in common – having faced the challenges of the so-called middle years of 45-plus.

Christine along with model and event co-ordinator Bernadette Gledhill, body image guru and podcaster, Rachel Peru and TV personality Annie Stirk have put navigating “midlife” at the top of the agenda, creating a bespoke event for women in the stunning setting of Goldsborough Hall.

As well as thought provoking panel discussions and motivational and expert speakers, there will also be a chance to share information and tips on achieving a happy and fulfilled life - whatever the date on your birth certificate.

Themes will range from health, hormones and nutrition to skincare, fashion and dealing with all the stresses and challenges affecting women.

From physical and mental health issues to body image, changing skin and hair, the demands of caring responsibilities or new life patterns – they will all be discussed by a panel of experts alongside interviews with some of Yorkshire’s best love celebrities who will be sharing their own experiences.

There will be hair and style advice, with two lucky prize winners receiving a full makeover from Andrew Barton, with assistance from his fellow Yorkshire lad and British Hairdresser of the Year winner Rob Eaton, as well as outfits by John Lewis Partnerships.

Gaynor Faye sadly lost her Mum, the renowned screenwriter Kay Mellor, when she passed away suddenly last year. Gaynor will be chatting to Christine on stage at the event about her own experiences of life and loss.

Gaynor said: “It honestly sounds like a great day and I’m happy to jump on board and join Christine on stage for a relaxed chat. In fact, the whole day sounds like my cup of tea!”

Co-Organiser, Rachel Peru, said: “The Find Your Midlife Magic Team want to create a really special event, looking at some difficult and challenging issues but in an inspirational, supportive, and fun way. Midlife women are often referred to as the “sandwich generation” regularly facing the dual pressures of caring for ageing parents while still parenting or grandparenting younger family members – literally in the middle of their own competing life stresses.

“We are being contacted by many women who simply feel invisible and have lost their mojo just because they have reached a certain age and society expects them to fit a mould. We want our guests to come away feeling inspired and supported to live their very best life and find new ways of negotiating the challenges of midlife years.”

A stellar line up of guest speakers will be taking part alongside Gaynor and Andrew. Motivational speaker Lisa Clifford, campaigner and model influencer Manraj K Sanghera (aka @northernbindi) and TV doctor, broadcaster and writer Dr Jane Gilbert.

“Find Your Midlife Magic” will take place from 9.30 am to 5pm on Tuesday October 3rd at Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, near Knaresborough HG5 8NR. Tickets are £125 per person, including lunch and refreshments through the day. To book and for more details visit