Liverpool’s favourite accessories crew, Nook and Willow, will be hosting a recession-busting shoe-shining session in Heswall this weekend. Take your old shoes, boots, slingbacks and sandals and walk out like the Imelda Marcos of Irby. The girls – Clare and Nina – will be on hand to expertly guide your trembling fingers, with a judiciously placed bow here, a button there, a slither of suede here. Industry professionals will help turn your wildest footwear fetishes into something you’d be proud to prowl the catwalks of the city with, and all materials, tuition (and a glass of wine for added creative inspiration) are included in the £35 price tag. That’s FAR less than a pair of transparent wedges. So you know it makes sense. More importantly – knowing the N&W girls like we do – we get the feeling this will be a bit of a hoot. Sod the shoes.

Nook and Willow: Customisation Event
Gusto, Telegraph Road, Heswall
14 July, £35
Call: 0151 708 5576