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In this issue: Hayling Island Festival Wickham Festival Photography Space Times Boutique Village Gardening Local Trades America’s Cup Focus on Lee-on-the-Solent Health & Beauty

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Networking in your local community... The LOOP is your one-stop shop for excitement, interest, entertainment and information. We make sure that every issue is packed with competitions, articles, photos and facts, all relating to your local community. If there’s a new place to go, an event to attend, a show to see or a new restaurant or shop to try, we make sure to include it. Congratulations to Mike Herring from Titchfield Park, for winning our front page picture competition with a picture of walking in Botley. He has won two Fanzone tickets to the America’s Cup opening day on Thursday 23 July.

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Send in your photos with a chance to feature on our front page and win a family ticket to Marwell Zoo (two adults and two children). In this issue, we focus on Lee on the Solent and feature Boyzone coming to the Ageas Bowl, the America’s Cup, Hayling Island and Wickham festivals, local photographer mentors Indonesian for Fareham exhibition and Space Times.

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Tudor House & Garden This summer is a perfect time to discover one of Southampton’s hidden gems, tucked away in the old town area of Southampton City Centre. As one of the city’s most important historic buildings, the house encompasses over 800 years of history on one site. The museum, with its beautifully recreated Tudor knot garden, is an exciting discovery for all ages and is just a few minutes away from the city centre and the Red Funnel Ferry terminal. Dating back to 1492, the current Grade 1 listed house has been home to such characters as eminent Tudor lawyer Lord Lyster, artist George Rogers and Victorian bonnet maker Eliza Simmons. Tudor house reopened in 2010 after it was lovingly restored in a ten year project to repair and protect the aging fabric of the building. The lottery funded restoration project brought in a mix of new technology and well thought out displays to showcase the story of the house and some of our extensive collection of objects. Most importantly it has ensured the survival of our historic house for future generations to enjoy. Within Tudor House you can enjoy a vivid and exciting audiovisual show which explains the history of the house. Delve deeper into the house’s past through lenticular panels and innovative interactive screens that rotate to show how the rooms would have looked during different historic periods. The story of the house is truly brought to life with representations of the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras. The reconstructed Tudor and Victorian kitchens demonstrate what has changed (and stayed very much the same) down the years. A selection of restored artefacts of historic importance are on display in the fascinating museum, including examples of Georgian and Victorian jewellery, as well as a number of archaeological finds dating back to the medieval and Tudor periods. There are also a series of interactive activities giving children the chance to find specific objects around the house, design their own wall fabrics or tiles, make rubbings of unusual textures within the building and dress up in period costume.

After touring the house, you can enjoy a cream tea in the excellent café overlooking the tranquil Tudor knot garden, offering plenty of opportunities for children to explore safely, and a quiet spot to enjoy a sunny day out. Beyond the garden lies King John’s Palace, the remains of a stonebuilt merchant’s house built in the 1200s, which later became part of the medieval town walls. Tudor House & garden is a place to discover the history of the city and meet the colourful characters of its past.

Tudor House often plays host to a range of learning and craft sessions for both adults and children. To find out if one is running on the day of your visit check the Tudor House & Garden website www.tudorhouseandgarden.com or call 023 8083 4536 for opening times and admission charges. 8 | The LOOP

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Garden Design on your Doorstep

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Do you ever long to find that little bit of inspiration that will help make your outdoor space into something special? Creating a garden that serves both as a functional area for entertaining, relaxing or somewhere for the children to play and as a place that is pleasing to the eye is not always as simple as it might first seem. Most of us believe it is ‘something anyone can do’ and in some ways, this is true. Many gardens are quite breathtakingly beautiful and a designer has not set foot inside the garden gate. Mostly, these gardens have evolved over a long time, perhaps even over a couple of decades and are fine for those of us who are happy to potter and experiment at our leisure. The rest of us poor mortals need a helping – or a designer’s hand! – to obtain quickly and effortlessly, a captivating garden.

This is because most of us lead very busy lives and we want someone else to create for us what we don’t have time for ourselves. Furthermore, most of us want a garden with the minimum of maintenance and to achieve the balance between something that is attractive and requires little attention, needs skilful planning.

Today, great garden design needs to depict a lifestyle that reflects stylish 21st century living where the trend for expanding our living areas beyond the four walls of our homes, comes complete with outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, elaborate lighting and all weather garden sofas. Did you know that great garden design truly enhances the exterior of our homes and can add not only value to our properties, it can also greatly increase the chances of a quicker sale? Want to be inspired and see some great innovative design ideas? Then do pop along to Hambrooks of Titchfield, Hampshire’s only Garden Destination Centre where you can wander about 16 show gardens, or sit in the coffee courtyard and chat to one of the resident Garden designers about design, plants or indeed anything to do with gardens!

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Stagecoach Fareham and Hedge End We pride ourselves on helping each child develop at their own pace and providing a friendly environment where children can learn, develop and most of all have fun. Over the years our students have performed in many theatres including The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton and Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End.

Stagecoach Fareham and Hedge End has been running for over 12 years and in that time the school has had the privilege to develop some wonderful talents. Each week over 150 students receive an hours training of each of the three disciplines of singing, dancing and drama by teachers, all of whom have a background in performing professionally. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child’s self-esteem and confidence, giving them skills they can use to only in performance but in everyday life.

This June, 18 students made the trip to London to perform a song and dance piece from Hairspray and in November another group of 18 will be performing Annie on the same stage. Our ever popular summer workshop will also be featuring songs from Hairspray, for those children aged 6-16, whilst our Early Stages workshop, aimed at 4-6 year olds, will be taking a trip on The Magic Carpet with music from Aladdin and Arabian Nights. Holiday Workshop Hedge End.qxp_Layout 1 02/04/2015 16:50 Page 1

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Photography Young talented Photographer Introducing the photography Bolih Hengki Lie... of Bolih Hengki Lie from ...to exhibit his work in Indonesia Fareham - featuring his homeland Indonesia. An interesting story of how, through the marvels of modern technology, it became possible to link up this young photographer [living in Indonesia] to be tutored by Mike Herring [a local professional photographer] via Skype.

I first came in contact with Bolih in 2011. Bolih was a keen up and coming photographer thirsting for knowledge. On seeing samples of his work, I was aware that here was a young photographer bursting with talent, but so keen to widen his range of subjects.

The distance in travel plus the restrictions imposed meant that to become his tutor became rather difficult. Through the wonders of the internet and skype, I was able to help with a tutorial programme with Bolih. I dare not think of the time we both gave to this project. There is a sense of achievement when you see how a young man from humble beginnings, and living in a less fortunate country than ours in the availability of creative and technical backup and support, fights the odds to become a brilliant photographer. I proudly introduce you to his photography. What you will find is that he has a technical talent and a creative eye, this combination allows him to photograph people in natural situations, plus capture the beautiful landscapes of his country. But beyond that, Bolih captures people with character naturally, and also people of beauty and grace, which is a rare talent which endured me to his work. Mike Herring LIBPP [R]

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6 Oct

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27 Jul

Public consultation

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£6.5M of Government funding to build the home of Ben Ainslie Racing announced

An unexploded WW2 bomb is discovered on the site

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Steel erection starts

The Considerate Constructor Scheme awards the build team 44/50, putting it in the top 10% in the country

Topping out ceremony as the final steel beam goes into place

Union jack doors are completed

Team begin to move into their new home

The team are fully operational on The Camber – working in a single place on a single goal

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Focus on Lee-on-the-Solent Andrew Collins Kitchen Design Ltd

Andrew Collins Kitchen Design Ltd is proud to unveil a new website full of useful facts and information. The website has been designed to answer questions and give customers plenty of options in all aspects of buying a kitchen. Please take a look and send us your feedback www.andrew-collins.com Summer is here and to celebrate Andrew& Rosie invite you to come and take a look at their two new stunning displays, Firstly the Fresco White a Matt finish and simple design creates a kitchen that’s easy to live with and keep clean. The display is finished off with curved fabricated Laminate which creates a stunning but inexpensive worktop solution. The other display is The Manston in Metallic Blue, it is a true handleless kitchen that allows these sensational doors to be shown off to their full potential without being cluttered by handles. The combination of the shimmering metallic doors and striking aluminium rails create a cutting-edge, urban space that will captivate everyone who sees it. This fabulous display is complimented with a beautiful Quartz worktop. It is a definite MUST SEE! They offer a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and welcome you to pop in and say hello, no high pressure sales here; only great ideas for your dream kitchen. Andrew Collins Kitchen Design are proud members of Checkatrade, Recommended, Vetted and Monitored for your peace of mind. Please see customer feedback at www.checkatrade.com “I am delighted with my new kitchen and the service I received. Andrew provided us with some excellent advice and ideas in the design stage and reassured us we would receive a professional service. The kitchen fitters were always on time and very conscientious. If any issues did arise they kept us informed and dealt with them directly, taking any potential stress away from us. An overall excellent service, would definitely recommend them.”

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Lee-on-the-Solent How lucky we are, to be Living by the sea. Lee-on-the-Solent must be one of the most Beautiful places Hampshire has to offer. Not only is there the beautiful coastline but also a wide variety of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, public houses – and not forgetting the amusement arcade! If you’re looking for a day out with the family over the summer holidays Lee-on-the-Solent is a must – where else can you go for a swim in the sea and enjoy an ice-cream, while breathing in the sea air, all on our door step? If it’s a spot of shopping you fancy you will find an array of independent and unique shops. Lee-on-the-Solent has its very own Bridal wear shop, shabby chic furniture and gifts .

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Fareham Arts Festival This summer a new multi venue arts festival is coming to Fareham in Hampshire. From August 8th–16th local people and visitors will be treated to a feast of art, music and performance, literature, workshops, yarnbombing and film at various locations around the borough.

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Unlike many events of this nature, we are run by a not for profit (Live Art Local CIC www.liveartlocal.co.uk) whose aim is to promote artistic work from the region and to make the arts accessible to all. To this end the vast majority of our events are free to attend, with the rest being low cost. This is so every person who wishes to engage with arts and culture as part of this nine day celebration, can without worrying about the price. As well as art, film, literature, poetry and performance there will be a variety of workshops running over the duration featuring everything from theatre, to art and literature. Some of these will be free to attend; whilst others will be low cost with all materials provided. Details of these will be released soon and you will shortly be able to buy tickets and book your place on our website. As it is the school holidays we want the young people of the borough to engage with this great event in any way they can, so unless stated otherwise, all our events and happenings are suitable for children and young people. Highlights for teenagers include hip hop performances at Café Imbizo’s performance space curated by Music Fusion and a spoken word event hosted by nationally acclaimed spoken word organisation, Apples and Snakes. The crowning glory of the festival is the first Fareham Shorts: International Short Film Competition. Filmmakers from around the world have been invited to submit their short films under 12 minutes in length in four categories: Animation, Non-Narrative/Experimental, Documentary and Fiction. Judged by industry professionals including a Bafta winning, Oscar nominated filmmaker there will be a winner in each category, with one film named Film of the Festival.

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The Mutt House Dogs love to holiday at The Mutt House. Nicky and Colin treat your dogs as their own and give them a holiday to remember with other canine friends to play with and join on wonderful walks to woodland, beaches and parks. You need never be afraid to leave your dog again. Home Boarders required. Do you know and love dogs and enjoy walking? Are you mostly at home with secure gardens? We love doing it – do you think you may? (Please call Nicky or Colin- see ad below).

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Paul’s Koi, Shedfield I’ve been a Koi enthusiast for more than 30 years and recently decided to turn my lifetime hobby into a growing business. Whether you’re looking to buy your very first fish or you already have an established pond and would like some new additions, I’m here to offer you as much support and advice as you need. My shop is based in Shedfield, near Botley, where I have more than 300 fish in stock at any one time, with prices starting from just £2.50. All of the Koi I sell are strong and healthy specimens, sourced from a reputable Hampshire-based supplier. As well as selling a wide range of Koi, I can offer you advice about any aspect of owning and looking after these stunning fish – from setting up and maintaining a healthy pond, to when and how much to feed them throughout the seasons. Pop in any day of the week to have a chat and cup of coffee, or bring the kids in to meet Sid the sturgeon – it will be lovely to see you.

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Health & Beauty iBodyClinic The iBodyClinic based in Hill Head Fareham uses the latest non surgical treatments to help aid weight loss. One of the treatments which they specialise In is the Ultra l-Lipo Laser Lipoysls. This provides a relaxing pain tree treatment that mimics your body during natural weight loss, allowing you to reduce fatty deposits in specific ‘trouble spots’ that your normal diet and exercise regime may not be managing. In addition the Ultra i-Lipo also helps with skin tightening, stretch mark correction and collagen toning. Independent clinical studies have shown i-Lipo to be, in some cases, comparable to results achieved by liposuction. Ultrasound imagery shows up to 30% reduction in the fat layer depth after just one treatment. For more Information or to book your appointment please call 01329 665763.

Pole and aerial talent not just for the girls The art of pole and aerial acrobatics is not reserved just for girls, as 21-year-old Henry Lovejoy-Brinkman has proved. The Portsmouth man has joined the Tiger Tone studio in Leigh Park and is now reaching dazzling heights and gaining in strength and muscle tone each week. He highly recommends the physical sport as a great way to meet people and have fun. Henry commented: “I’m a full time mechanic and my other interests lie with working on cars. When I first saw the advert for Tiger Tone, I thought it looked like great fun. My next thought was, heck why not? “Being a guy at pole can be very hard. A lot of people see it as a girl only sport but guys really do excel at it due to greater strength. “Since joining Tiger Tone I’ve gained a lot of strength and gone down 4 inches on my waist. I can see why girls love it, for the waist-line benefits.

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Local school’s ‘Wear a Hat Day’ for brain tumour charity There were hats galore at Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy on their ‘Wear a Hat’ Day for Brain Tumour Research. Every year the school holds a special day in which pupils and teachers are invited to pay a donation to wear a hat to school for the day and all the money collected is donated to the charity Brain Tumour Research. The day was first held in 2012 in memory of Ross Pearman, father of pupil Phoenix Pearman, a Hook-with-Warsash year three student. Ross sadly lost his life to a brain tumour on 19 February 2012. Phoenix was recently interviewed as part of a video documentary for the charity Brain Tumour Research. He said: “Daddy died on 19th February 2012. He was at home. He had a brain tumour and they couldn’t get it out of his head. I feel bad and I wish I had him back.” On the school’s ‘Wear a Hat’ day Phoenix wore a special woolly hat with a picture of his dad on it. He also has a colourful treasure box with memories of his dad in it including a poem that his dad wrote especially for him. Phoenix bravely shared his memories in an assembly, including a Powerpoint presentation that he had made himself, in front of all the other children. The school raised £290 for the charity this year. Headteacher Sara Willoughby said: “The academy is always eager to support charity events but this one is unique due to the close links with Phoenix and his dad. It was lovely to see all his friends and the staff supporting this worthy cause.” If you would like to donate to this charity and support Phoenix’s cause please go to: www.braintumourresearch.org 26 | The LOOP

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“Hopefully one day more men will join Tiger Tone. The stereo type of it being only for girls and more commonly for Adult Clubs needs to go. It’s a great sport that will make almost anyone smile, and is super good for you. Natalie Sabiston-Cripps, founder of Tiger Tone, said: “Henry is great and is very popular at class. He’s also a great ambassador for pole performing. Let’s hope it will encourage other men to take up the sport.” The fitness studio in Leigh Park runs classes in many different disciplines including pole fitness, aerial hoop and silks. Visit www.tigertonestudio.co.uk or contact Natalie on 07840 383488. Exercise the fun way.

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Oska Hair Oska Hair are celebrating their 15th year since opening in Park Gate and would like to thank everyone who has given support to the salon during this time. The team consists of Salon owner Joel Davies, with 25 years hair cutting and colouring experience. Senior Stylist Charlotte Smith who has been with the team for 14 years. Along with Charlotte’s hair cutting and colouring services she’s also a long hair specialist for special occasions. Senior stylist Josie Johnson who joined the team last year and is fast becoming very in demand with her fresh approach to her clientele. Also there’s salon apprentice Beth Marlow who requires hair cutting models to gain experience and complete her training.

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The Taste of Wickham festival is back for a second helping! Last year saw the first ever Taste of Wickham festival and due to its spectacular success, it is returning this September (Sunday 13th, 10am-4pm), promising to be even bigger and better than before. Blessed with gorgeous weather, Wickham Square was buzzing with over 4000 visitors last year and organisers are planning for the same again. With a total of 58 stall-holders (up 10 from last year) from florists to crafters, butchers to bakers, and live music from local musicians, it will be an exciting showcase of local Wickham talent. Ben Sawyers, Chairman of the organising team said, “After the success of last year’s festival, we have been inundated with applications from many different local producers and businesses, all wanting to participate in this year’s festival. We have done our best to include a wide and interesting variety of stalls while ensuring that this really is a taste of Wickham and not just another market. Not only do we have businesses joining us from in and around the Square, we also have local food stalls and plenty of fun activities for the children, such as the Jungle Buddies Playbus, a bouncy castle and free craft activities put on by Creation Station. It promises to be a really great family day out.” The Southern Co-operative has just been confirmed as the main supporter of the event, enabling the organisers to once again arrange the popular cookery demonstrations. This year, four local chefs will be incorporating ingredients from The Southern Co-operative’s Local Flavours range into their tasty recipes, showing visitors how to make the most of locally produced food. Learning lessons from last year, there will be two Park and Ride shuttle buses operating between Westlands Farm and the Square to get people back and forth as quickly as possible. Further details regarding the programme of events, stall holders and so on will gradually be added to the website www.tasteofwickham.co.uk. 28 | The LOOP

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Kids & Teens Parties -2015 We also run many great birthday parties at The Race Centre. For the under 18’s, we have a special half price format for groups of up to 10 drivers. Call to book now, or to arrange a free try-before-youbuy-session for birthday boy/girl. 10 minutes track time on us, lets you check minimum heights or just see what we’re all about. Tel: 023 8026 9927

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Rocket Science: turning UK children into space biologists The UK Space Agency and RHS boldly go where none have gone before, turning half a million UK children into space biologists.

• up to 10,000 UK schools to take part in nationwide horticultural ‘citizen science’ experiment Register your interest through the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.

We have partnered with RHS, the UK’s leading gardening charity to unveil ‘Rocket Science’. This educational programme, revealed this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will: • send rocket salad seeds into space as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s historic mission to the International Space Station

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an innovative educational project, launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19 – 23 May 2015). The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million children the chance to learn how investment in human space exploration contributes to our knowledge of life on Earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European Space Agency (ESA) and RHS Science team. Rocket Science will involve 2kg of an as-yet un-named cultivar of rocket seeds (Eruca sativa, a popular salad variety) sent to the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission. After several months on board, orbiting the planet at 17,000mph, the seeds will be returned to Earth and sent to thousands of UK schools, alongside a batch of seeds of the same cultivar that have stayed on Earth. Over the following months pupils will grow and compare the seeds as they embark on a voyage of discovery to see whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food. The results of the nationwide citizen science experiment will then be analysed to discover whether space travel has impacted on the growth of the seeds. British ESA astronaut Tim Peake said:

As New Horizons approaches its flyby of Pluto on July 14, it will deliver color images that eventually show surface features as small as a few miles across. What Pluto Might Look Like. Illustration by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/ Southwest Research Institute.

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It’s a huge privilege to be the first British ESA astronaut flying to the International Space Station. During my sixmonth tour, I’ll be conducting a number of experiments on the International Space Station. I hope that Rocket Science will inspire the next generation to think scientifically, and to consider the fulfilling careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).


HM Queen Elizabeth II Credit: RHS/Bethany Clarke

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Credit: RHS/Hannah McKay

Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson said:

Rocket Science is a really exciting project for us, and a unique chance to get even more schools engaging with horticulture and science. Working with a partner like the UK Space Agency brings a fresh and exciting perspective on horticulture in the National Curriculum. We look forward to discovering the results of the nationwide experiment.

Britain’s space industry is going from strength to strength, and for this to continue it’s right we inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. ‘Rocket Science’ is doing just that by giving thousands of schoolchildren the opportunity to play a part in Tim’s mission to the International Space Station, while learning new skills in a fun and unique way. To introduce the project, an inspiring exhibition was on show in the Discovery Zone at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, complete with a real-life Mars Rover and a team of ESA’s leading scientists on hand to talk about their work in this field. Set across four zones, interactive displays will take the visitor through the past, present and future of plants in space, discovering the important role scientists play in helping plants to thrive in inhospitable conditions, how space exploration helps solve problems on Earth and even the plants astronauts need to survive long-term missions. Claire Custance, RHS Skills Development Manager – Education & Learning, said:

Further details of the project will be made available following its launch at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Schools will be able to apply for seeds from September 2015 via the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website. Along with the seeds, schools and other educational organisations will be able to use a comprehensive suite of teaching and learning resources that are being developed by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and Science and Plants for schools. Resources for both primary and secondary schools will be available, and will include suggestions on scientific investigations and experiments inspired by the project and even details on how to design and build a table top Mars greenhouse. UK Space Agency and Jo Johnson MP

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PJ Drew (Engravers) Ltd Signs and Graphics celebrate 50 years In April this year P.J. Drew (Engravers) Ltd celebrated 50 years in Business. We had a series of open days to mark the occasion, and to thank friends, family and customers for their support over the years. One of our many visitors was the Mayor of Southampton, Cllr Sue Blatchford, who presented Peter and Mary Drew with a rose to commemorate their achievement. From humble beginnings in 1965 as one man with an engraving machine, P.J. Drew (Engravers) Ltd now have the capabilities to produce many different types of engraved items and signage, from one off labels and control panels to bespoke office fascias, shop fronts, boat nameplates and vinyl graphics. Over the past 50 years we have constantly adapted to changing trends and technologies, and we have recently started to manufacture illuminated lightboxes, letters and numbers for premises, boats or even wedding centre pieces! We also produce items such as temporary directional signage and table plans to suit your wedding theme. This month we have been exhibiting at the Seaworks Exhibition in Southampton, to showcase some of the many items we are able to manufacture for the marine industry.

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Have you got any interesting curiosities hidden away or in the loft, not knowing quite what to do with them? Or have you just inherited a box of ‘bits’ that are not to your taste? Carol Walker is looking for Vintage clothes and ladies paraphernalia, cutlery, pretty tea sets and china. Jewellery, costume or precious. Silver and silver plated items. Small furniture, curtains, collectables and anything old and interesting!

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FAMILY The HorseSOLENT and Jockey: Live music nightsLAW ISSUES RSPCA BRANCH At the head of Curbridge Creek lies the Horse and Jockey – a real winner of a Volunteers pub that offers you a seat Wanted right at the water’s edge. A popular retreat for ramblers exploring the nearby wildlife RSPCA sanctuary, thefor pub promises home-madeWEEK food and lush liquid refreshment. There are quiz nights every Tuesday, as well as regular live music evenings.

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Water Lilies Having worked from Stubbington Village Florist for the last four years, husband and wife Helena and Richard and their team have expanded to Warsash. They wish to extend the service so that they not only provide bespoke, personal floral displays but also a range of plants, alternative gift ideas, cards, balloons and decorative home items and ideal for Mother’s Day. Whether you choose to purchase online at www.waterliliesflorist.co.uk, would like to order by telephone 01489 575226 or want to visit them in their pretty shop at 48 Warsash Road, Warsash, SO31 9JA,they are here to help you. They enjoy working in both modern & traditional styles and whatever your budget, big or small, will always aim to exceed your expectations. Water Lilies is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. There is plenty of free parking in front of the Village Bakery, Rhian Fashion House and Debut Hair.

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Cricket Live Returning for it’s fourth year, the home of Hampshire Cricket welcomes The Ageas Family Festival on 1st August. Alongside fantastic family entertainment, the Festival will feature the Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire v Middlesex, with a headline musical performance from Boyzone, one of the UKs best-loved boybands. Known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’ and ‘When The Going Gets Tough’, Boyzone are currently celebrating two decades in the music industry. Within these 20 years, the band have tallied up an impressive 5 Brit Awards, eighteen top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, six No. 1 UK hit singles and five No. 1 albums, with 25 million records sold by 2013 worldwide. They released their sixth studio album ‘From Dublin to Detroit’ last year, featuring their favourite songs from the Motown era, including renditions of “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” plus many more. Boyzone said: “After the heroics of the Irish team in the Cricket World Cup, we’re glad to be bringing a bit of the Irish craic to the Ageas Bowl on August 1st. It will be the last gig of the Summer for Boyzone so we’re all looking forward to a great night.” Prior to the headlining performance by Boyzone, the cricketing action will see Hampshire face Middlesex in a Royal London One-Day Cup match. The Royal London One-Day Cup, a 50-over competition, offers a midpoint between County Championship cricket and the NatWest T20 Blast. As such, it benefits from the best of both of the aforementioned formats, the tactics and intricacies of County Championship and some of the fireworks associated with Twenty20 cricket. Fun for all ages, this unique event sees the return of The Ageas Family Festival, which will provide the backdrop to both the cricketing and musical entertainment. The popular festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before. A whole host of family-friendly activities will be installed onsite and available for use throughout the day. Plus, alongside the exciting cricketing action, the Ageas Bowl will welcome the arrival of the Red Devils (British Army) who will parachute into the ground during the innings interval! Free activities for children will range from bouncy castles to climbing walls, laser quest to a fun fair, with Cricket Coaching also returning alongside an arts and crafts area for all.

The Ageas Bowl Commercial Director, Stuart Robertson said: “We pride ourselves on innovation here at the Ageas Bowl and we are delighted to be partnering with Music plus Sport to again deliver a ground-breaking event for all the family. There can’t be many more family days out with so much included and we can’t wait to welcome everyone on 1st August.” Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Ageas, Paul Lynes said: “We are very proud of our partnership with The Ageas Bowl, and delighted to be supporting The Ageas Family Festival for the fourth year. It’s all about delivering new experiences at a venue that has much to offer, especially given the new ‘Hilton at The Ageas Bowl’ will be open for this year’s season. This event provides the opportunity for those that don’t usually attend the cricket to experience what the sport has to offer, but also, something new for the avid fan, with the introduction of Cricket Live. We are really excited about this event and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with The Ageas Bowl over the years to come.” Tickets will be on general sale at via www.ageasbowl.com. Tickets are priced at £40 adults /£10 child (under 18) however a limited number of early bird adult tickets will be available at £30 and £35. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets. The match starts at 10:30, with a scheduled finish of around 18:30.

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Interior Transformations welcomes Gill Brampton

Wendy Collins is pleased to welcome Gill Brampton onto the team of designers at Interior Transformations. Gill was with Pullingers in Warsash for 16 years, so between them they have 40 years’ experience making bespoke curtains and soft furnishings in the area. If you are looking for curtains or blinds for your home, pop into the studio at Botley Flour Mills to see a vast selection of fabrics from Sanderson, Harlequin, Blendworth, Romo, Villa Nova and many more, or phone for a free of charge home consultation. They offer a full measuring and fitting service. The studio also displays mirrors, lamps and inspirational gift ideas.

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Solicitors Step Up for Charity Support After unprecedented success in fundraising during its Golden Anniversary in 2014, Eric Robinson Solicitors kicked off this year’s programme of charity events when staff took part in a Step-a-thon for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. In 2014, Hampshire law firm Eric Robinson Solicitors raised over £6,000 for Wessex Heartbeat’s ‘HIGH 5 Appeal’, making its online donation page at ‘Justgiving.com’ in the top 3% for the site that year. Now the legal firm is looking to do the same this year for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The first event saw staff spend the afternoon in the gymnasium of Upper Shirley High School in their first ever Step-a-thon. ‘Members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance actually climbed Kilimanjaro earlier this year,’ explained Emma Henley, Marketing Executive for Eric Robinson Solicitors. ‘We wanted to raise money while showing our support for them by doing the same number of steps, albeit in much easier surroundings.’

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New New Dry Dry Stack Stack Facility Facility at at Swanwick Swanwick Marina Marina Take time out from the trials of launch and recovery of your RIB Take time out from the trials of launch and recovery of your RIB or sports boat and make your boat easily accessible over the or sports boat and make your boat easily accessible over the summer months. Premier’s Swanwick Marina in Hamble offers a summer months. Premier’s Swanwick Marina in Hamble offers a dry stack service for boats up to 11m; providing boat owners with dry stack service for boats up to 11m; providing boat owners with a flexible and cost effective alternative to keeping their boats in a flexible and cost effective alternative to keeping their boats in the water. the water. Cheaper than a marina berth and more convenient than launch Cheaper than a marina berth and more convenient than launch and recovery from a trailer, Swanwick’s dry stack contracts allow and recovery from a trailer, Swanwick’s dry stack contracts allow you to match your lifting and storage requirements to your budget you to match your lifting and storage requirements to your budget and boating style. and boating style. As part of Premier’s dry stack service, customers can request for As part of Premier’s dry stack service, customers can request for their boat to be put in the water, any day of the week – with a their boat to be put in the water, any day of the week – with a minimum of 1 hour’s notice (9am-5pm). A specialist marine forklift minimum of 1 hour’s notice (9am-5pm). A specialist marine forklift will lift the boat gently out of the dry stack and launch it safely will lift the boat gently out of the dry stack and launch it safely into the water ready for immediate use. On returning to the into the water ready for immediate use. On returning to the marina, boat owners are able to leave their vessel on the new marina, boat owners are able to leave their vessel on the new waiting pontoon, where it will be lifted ashore, washed off and waiting pontoon, where it will be lifted ashore, washed off and stored safely until their next visit to the marina. stored safely until their next visit to the marina. Boat owners can also expect to benefit from easier maintenance, Boat owners can also expect to benefit from easier maintenance, as dry stacking reduces wear and tear on the hull, which in turn as dry stacking reduces wear and tear on the hull, which in turn means improved through the water performance and reduced fuel means improved through the water performance and reduced fuel consumption. Maintenance costs are lower too and the boat’s consumption. Maintenance costs are lower too and the boat’s residual value is maintained for longer. residual value is maintained for longer. Dry stacking is the ideal way to store small to medium motorDry stacking is the ideal way to store small to medium motordriven boats as it provides improved security against theft and driven boats as it provides improved security against theft and allows boat owners to maximise their time on the water by allows boat owners to maximise their time on the water by reducing the time they spend on the launch and retrieval of their reducing the time they spend on the launch and retrieval of their boat. boat. Flexible service aside, Swanwick Marina has recently benefited Flexible service aside, Swanwick Marina has recently benefited from a £5.8 million investment programme which has resulted from a £5.8 million investment programme which has resulted in a new state-of-the-art boatyard that houses a fantastic mix of in a new state-of-the-art boatyard that houses 14:46:53 a fantastic mix of SelfStore Advert 186x130 The LOOP.pdf 1 17/06/2015 SelfStore Advert 186x130 The LOOP.pdf 1 17/06/2015 14:46:53

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SS Shieldhall Summer Cruises SS Shieldhall, Southampton’s heritage steamship, has an attractive programme of early summer cruises, departing from Berth 48, Southampton’s Eastern Docks, with access via Dock Gate 4. Shieldhall will also be in Poole from where she cruises out to view the Bournemouth Air Festival on Fri 21, Sat 22 (sold out) and Sun 23 August. On Fri 24 July the steamship plays host to The Soulcatchers – a dedicated soul and motown band playing classic songs of the era. An evening not to be missed!

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For details of cruises and bookings, please visit www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk, call 0844 357 2329, or e-mail: tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk Shieldhall’s final July trips are all linked to the Hampshire Food Festival with the promise of fine local food, wine and beer available to purchase on board. A Dock’s Morning Excursion on Saturday 25 July between 11am and 1pm will have a full commentary of the history and sights and sounds of the docks and Shieldhall will pass cruise ships Azura, Balmoral, Britannia and Celebrity Eclipse. During the afternoon between 4pm and 7pm Shieldhall will sail out towards the West Brambles and will witness the departure of the cruise ships, with much tooting of

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Growing church in need of expansion A church in Sarisbury Green is attracting so many new worshippers each week that it needs to build an extension to keep up with demand. St. Paul’s church in Barnes Lane, Sarisbury Green is welcoming many young families to the congregation and must create new meeting rooms, toilets and a kitchen in order to cater for its new attendees. Having so many parents and young children in the building has highlighted the need for extra rooms and toilets. At the moment, there is only one toilet, which also doubles as the disabled facility and the baby-changing room, meaning queues can get quite long. The church, which was originally built in the early nineteenth century, wants to create an extension to the south of the existing building, which will provide two small meeting rooms, three extra toilets, an office, a kitchen and some storage space. The £200,000 project will also include revamping the existing vestry to create additional kitchen and storage facilities. The extension will involve building on part of the churchyard, in a space that includes some older graves. All of these graves are more than 100 years old, and none will be disturbed – the idea is to float the extension on top of the ground so that no digging below ground is necessary. The vicar of St. Paul’s, the Rev Sandy Matheson, said: “The fact that the church is growing is obviously good news. We love having the church full of children and young families, and our commitment to them is shown by the fact that we are employing a new children and families’ worker, Debbie Boyt. “But of course, that has highlighted our need for better kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as some other rooms. There is no church hall, so everything we do happens in the church itself. This extension will give us the flexibility we need.”

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Education Wyvern College It’s been another busy year at Wyvern, as you will see from the Latest News section on the College’s website. Various trips continue to enrich learning beyond the classroom and provide opportunities for students to experience other countries. Year 7 students were able to use their language skills during trips to France or Germany, Year 9 History students had a poignant visit to WW1 Battlefields, and Year 9 and 10 Philosophy and Ethics students took part in a memorable trip to Berlin and Poland. Local destinations have included the Houses of Parliament, the Natural History Museum, the Globe Theatre, and the Black Country Museum. Still to come is the Morocco Expedition Trip which runs at the start of the summer holidays. Other key events have included the annual production, Vocal Festival, GCSE Art Exhibition, and a highly successful Maritime Week which raised the profile of careers within the maritime industry, and featured presentations and workshops by a host of industry professionals, along with a Community Festival. Wyvern sport continues to flourish, with several Track & Field athletes being selected for the County. In addition, the annual Wyvern 10K Race maintains its popularity and entries are increasing year on year. Students are also encouraged to become participative citizens with some training as Reading Ambassadors to support younger students, others devising fundraising ideas to raise money for their chosen year group charities, and some representing the college in local community events. To find out more about the other opportunities on offer, come along to the annual Open Evening on Thursday 17 September or join an escorted Admission Tour during the school day in September and October. Contact the college on 023 8069 2679 or visit www.wyvern.hants.sch.uk for further details.

Open Evening 17 September 2015 Wyvern College is an 11-16 school with an innovative curriculum, excellent pastoral care, extensive facilities, and was graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2014. Come and see for yourself! Year 6 pupils and their parents are invited to our Open Evening on Thursday 17 September 2015 at 6.30pm and to join one of our escorted Admission Tours during the school day in September and October. Visit our website at www.wyvern.hants.sch.uk for more details or phone us on 023 8069 2679 to book a place on a tour. Botley Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7AN

The benefits of life-long learning and skills development As the jobs market becomes more competitive and our lives and interests change, the importance of developing new skills becomes even greater. Fareham College’s professional skills and training courses are designed to suit individual and business needs - whether you’re starting out, looking for a career change, would like to formalise your current experience into a professional qualification, or are looking for a new hobby or interest, Fareham’s programme of Part Time courses for adult learners can help you to fulfil your ambitions. Courses are available in a diverse range of subject areas. Options span Business, Enterprise & Accounting, Information Technology, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Health, Social Care & Early Years, Teaching & Learning, Catering, Aviation Services, Dance, Performance & Music, Craft & Design, Photography, Languages, Construction, Health & Safety, Engineering, Personal Training and Policing. We also offer English & Maths courses, which are available through government funding and are usually free of charge, as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages, A range of Higher Education courses are also offered, providing a flexible, and competitively priced, way of gaining higher level qualifications, as well as Access courses for students aged 19+ who need the required entry qualifications to study at Higher Education level. Nigel Duncan, Principal of Fareham College, says: “The agenda for adult learning is growing all the time. The Solent economy needs a highly skilled workforce to grow. Life-long learning and on-going training is essential to employers to ensure a well-equipped and effective workforce. The development of new skills is also a way for individuals to fulfil their own personal career goals, broaden their horizons, develop self-esteem and meet other like-minded people.” For further information, and a full list of the Part Time courses available at Fareham College, visit www.fareham.ac.uk or come along to our next Part Time Information Evening on Thursday 3rd September, 5-7pm. 52 | The LOOP

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Fareham College showcases students’ achievement at annual award show Fareham College rewarded students for a range of successes at its annual Awards Ceremony last month. The event took place at Fareham’s Ferneham Hall and recognised the achievements of students throughout the 2014-15 academic year, with categories including Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement, Exceptional Personal Endeavour and Contribution to the Reputation of the College, as well as an array of dedicated qualification and subject-specific awards. The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Michael Ford presented the awards to the winning students, and commended the personal and academic dedication, commitment and efforts of each nominee and winning individual. A range of apprenticeship awards were also presented at the event, recognising the huge recent success of this form of training. Some of the evening’s awards were also sponsored by local employers who work closely with the College to offer apprenticeships, including BAE Systems and Randstad. Damien Vanderhaegen received the Trainee of the Year award. He said: “I have gained a lot of experience during my Traineeship and I would say it is one of the best things I have ever done. I am really grateful for the opportunities the College has given me.” Peter Marsh, Deputy Principal and host for the evening said: “Our Annual Awards event is a fantastic celebration of everything we do. It was a joy to hear the support from the audience and delight from parents and friends as students were recognised for their hard work and contribution to the College.”

The pinnacle of the evening was the announcement of Student of the Year, which was awarded to Level 3 Uniformed Services student Stewart Schomberg. Stewart, formerly of Crofton School, said: “The experience I have had at Fareham has been great and I have really enjoyed my time here. I am hoping to join the Royal Navy after college and feel fully prepared to pursue my career.” Fareham College Principal, Nigel Duncan, praised the hard work and exceptional performance of all students who had been nominated for prizes this year, commenting: “It is always a huge challenge deciding which students should be awarded with one of the 29 awards that the College makes, but for those who win, it is a massive tribute to them as individual learners, their tutors and family who have supported them.”

Hard working students at The Henry Cort Community College Hard working students at The Henry Cort Community College

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“Students at The Henry Cort Community College are looking to achieve record results this year and they will fully deserve them,” said Executive Principal, Mr Munday. “They have worked consistently hard all year by “Students at The Henry Cort Community College are looking attending after school classes, holiday workshops and by completing two to achieve record results this year and they will fully deserve fullthem,” trail examinations weeksPrincipal, in December March.“They The commitment of said Executive Mr and Munday. have worked theconsistently large majorityhard of our been trulyafter impressive.” allstudents year byhas attending school classes,

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Asweeks well as in working on examinations TheThe Henry Cort Community College December and March. commitment of the large also values the opportunities offeredtruly to students by a rich and majority of wider our students has been impressive.” varied curriculum. For example, over 100 students have just competed in As well as working on examinations The Henry Cort Community College thealso region finalsthe of Rock having beentosuccessful values widerChallengeTM opportunities offered students inbytheir a rich and area heats. This is just For oneexample, example of the 100 widestudents opportunities by varied curriculum. over have offered just competed TM having beencurriculum successfulitin the region finals ofitself Rockon Challenge theinCollege, which prides the broad and balanced theirStudents area heats. is other just one example of opportunities offers. haveThis many opportunities to the takewide part in including offered by the College, which prides itself on the broad and balanced sports teams, drama productions, the school band and choir, as well The curriculum it offers. Students have many other opportunities to take Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme which over 30 students currently part in including sports teams, drama productions, the school band take part in. “By offering wide we hope to motivate andwhich over and choir, as well Thethis Duke ofchoice Edinburgh’s Award Scheme engage all our students and also, given the skills of working with others, we 30 students currently take part in. “By offering this wide choice motivate engage all our students also,life” given to hope enabletothem to takeand on challenges to prepared themand for adult saidthe of working with others, to enable them to take on challenges Mrskills Munday.

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Mr Munday, the current Executive Principal, will be retiring at the end of Mr Munday, the current Executive Principal, will be retiring at the thisend academic He said:year. “I amHe incredibly of our students andof our of thisyear. academic said: “Iproud am incredibly proud pleased at theand recognition been given bywe Ofsted who havegiven judge by students pleasedwe athave the recognition have been ourseparate school occasions. to be ‘Good’ separate ourOfsted school who to be have ‘Good’judge on three Both on the three staff and occasions. theforward staff and students looking forward students will beBoth looking to working withwill thebe new Principal, Mrs to working with new Principal, Cubbage, who inhas extensive Cubbage, who hasthe extensive experienceMrs of Senior Leadership schools experience of Senior Leadership in schools and joins The Henry and joins The Henry Cort Community College at the start of the new Cort Community College at the start of the new academic year”. academic year”.

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Thousands of spectators enjoy the spectacular HMS Sultan Summer Show HMS Sultan opened its gates to over 25,000 visitors over the Father’s Day weekend, for a fantastic programme of entertainment and activities at the HMS Sultan Summer Show. The visitors were able to enjoy a wide and varied programme of acts, which included stunts from motor cycle display teams Bolddog Lings (Saturday) and the White Helmets (Sunday) alongside the next generation of riders from local group The Gosport Tigers. Also appearing in the main arena, were The Devil’s Horsemen Stunt Team who performed breath-taking Cossack and chariot racing and the main arena also hosted Field Gun Displays, a steam fayre and the Establishment’s own HMS Sultan Volunteer Band.

A Circus performed within its own Big top along with an unarmed combat displays from a team of Royal Marine Commandos and in a late addition to the scheduled programme for Father’s Day itself, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows give a special flypast.

Amongst those enjoying the Summer Show was Mrs Pauline Blubb, from Southampton who had come along with several generations of her family. Pauline said: “There are 18 of us here today all having a good time.”

The HMS Sultan Summer Show aims to raise valuable funds for local and Service charities while providing an exceptional day out for the local community.

“As children, our parents used to bring us down to enjoy the Show, and now we are parents we bring our own. We really like the Show as there’s always a lot to do and it’s excellent value for money and our children always really love being here.” The HMS Sultan Summer Show is the largest community event held by the Establishment throughout the year. The Show is preceded by a Charity Reception on the Thursday and a Children’s Party for disabled and disadvantaged children on the Friday. Captain Trevor Gulley the Commanding Officer of the Establishment said: “HMS Sultan continues to play an active part in the wider community and we are very keen for our local community to feel part of everything we do here.” “I am grateful to everyone who has come along to support us in our efforts, especially the Red Arrows who have added something extra to what was already an exceptional Show programme. “I am immensely proud of all of my personnel, both Service and civilian, who have made all of the events of the past 4 days run so smoothly. I know so many of those who attended the events will already be looking forward to next year.”

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Wickham Festival The Proclaimers; 10cc; Billy Bragg; Wilko Johnson; Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel; and The South are among the headline acts confirmed for this year’s Wickham Festival in Hampshire. Over 20,000 people are expected to attend the 4-day Festival which takes place on fields near the historic village of Wickham near Fareham in Hampshire over the weekend of Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th August.

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Other artists booked to appear include Tom Robinson; Andy Fairweather-Low and many top folk and celtic music stars including Seth Lakeman; Eliza Carthy; Kathryn Tickell & The Side; Show of Hands; Roy Bailey; Martin Carthy; Edward II; and, from Ireland, ex-Waterboys star Sharon Shannon and Luka Bloom. World music artists include The Spooky Mens Chorale from Australia; De Temps Antan from Quebec; the world-renowned piper Carlos Nunez from Galicia in Spain; and Banjo-Vie from France. The Wickham Festival features live music on three stages plus a host of other attractions including the ‘Groovy Movie’ solar-powered cinema tent; a digital funfair; storytelling; puppet theatre; dance displays; playbus; laser arena; Punch & Judy; shanty singers, bouncy castles and childrens entertainers. There’s a Late Night Festival Club; traditional crafts fayre, exotic foods fayre; real ales festival and, new for 2015, a bedouin tent, chill-out zone, open mic stage, sessions tent, hot tubs and open-air sauna! Wickham Festival Organiser Peter Chegwyn said that this year’s line-up is the strongest yet in the Festival’s 10-year history and ‘earlybird’ ticket sales had broken all records. “Wickham is the biggest live music with camping Festival in Hampshire and also the most friendly, relaxed and safest Festival with not a single incident of trouble last year. The Festival is believed to generate over £5 million for the local economy with people travelling from all over the world to attend.”

Wilko Johnson Andy Fairweather-Low The Sharon Shannon Band Carlos Nunez De Temps Antan Roseanna Ball Feldspar Banjo-Vie Friday 7th August 2015 Billy Bragg Show of Hands The South Edward II Roy Bailey Martin Carthy Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock Charlie Cunningham Megson Saturday 8th August 2015 The Proclaimers Seth Lakeman Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band Kathryn Tickell & The Side Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman Spectacular The Spooky Mens Chorale The Askew Sisters Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston Lisbee Stainton The Doghouse Boat Boys Shamus O’Blivion & The Megadeath Morrismen Sunday 9th August 2015

Full details of the Festival and the complete line-up of performers can be found on the Festival website at www.wickhamfestival.co.uk and also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WickhamMusicFestival. Wickham Festival can also be found on Twitter at @festivalwickham Day and Weekend season tickets are now onsale from the Festival Box Office telephone 023 8071 1818 or online via the Festival website, also in person from the Ferneham Hall in Fareham; The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton; and Wickham Wine Bar in The Square, Wickham.

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Gardening Hedge your bets! As summer is finally here (whoop whoop )we all want to enjoy our garden. Thoughts come to maintaining that perfect look, With keeping plants in flower and shrubs tidy and grass nice and green. Grass will need cutting once a week and a feed applied and watered if need be. Deadhead annuals and hanging baskets to keep them flowering and looking nice,water in early evening and morning so as the water will not blister the leaves in the sun. Apply a liquid feed at about every 10 days. Many gardeners assume that all pruning has to be done in the dormant season. Certainly if you want to create vigorous bursts of new growth then winter pruning is the answer. However summer pruning is most often done to slow growth, and is best carried out when early summers growth is complete. This reduces the amount of leaf growth which in turn reduces the amount of food the plant produces hopefully slowing the plant down. Prunus trees (cherry) are best pruned in July and August to reduce the chance of silver leaf. Also to avoid the spread of disease as disease sreading spores are most active from September to early spring.

Thinning out the canopy of small trees to allow light into smaller plants and flowers is best done in the summer as you can see exactly how much leaf you are taking out, if done in the winter it would encourage it to become even more vigorous next year. As flowers fade on late spring and early summer deciduous shrubs ensure lots of flowers for next year by pruning out congested and unproductive stems. Using loppers or secateurs start by cutting back stems that have finished flowering. Remove any deadwood, reshape stems that have become old and leggy. Always use sharp pruning tools with care. Maintenance of hedges can be done to keep everything looking tidy in summer months. Once a year for most hedges should be sufficient ,privet is a vigorous growing hedge and can be trimmed up 3-4 times a year. Take care not to cut conifer hedges back to hard in extreme sunshine as the heat and the cutting puts the hedge under stress and can take a long time to recover. A good hedge trimmer will make light work of hedge cutting making sure the blades are kept sharp so as to cut rather than tear the growth. Always remove the clippings from the top of the hedge as decaying clipping as cause disease. If you have large or unwillderly hedges or just don’t feel safe climbing up a ladder with a hedge-cutter do not hesitate to call a professional in they have all the right equipment and it may not cost as much as you think! Lastly sit back and enjoy all of your hard work and relax.

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Rhian’s Next Fashion Show Sandy Jones has had her ladies’ boutique in Warsash for over 21 years. She is well known in the area for not only her shop, but for the charity ‘Ladies Let’s Lunch’ events. She started raising money for local charities 20 years ago. Rhian’s next fashion show is on Monday 28 September at the Concorde Club. The show will raise money for the Mayor of Fareham’s charity, the Dave Wellman Cancer Trust. Tickets are £39. You can order tables now. Visit Sandy in the shop or ring her on the number featured in Rhian’s advert.

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The America’s Cup World Series is coming to Portsmouth this summer 23-26 July 2015 This is your chance to watch the best sailors in the world compete on the fastest boats in the world. You can get under the skin of the oldest trophy in sport ‘The America’s Cup’ – see the sailors close up, learn about the racing, how the America’s Cup works including the technology and its 164 year old history. Most importantly have exclusive views of the exhilarating boats right in front of you, with live expert commentary giving a blow by blow account as the teams reach speeds of up to 40mph. Alongside the on-the-water action there will be live music, air displays, cool bars, food zones and exciting exhibitors providing the perfect place to relax – A great day out! British supporters can also support home team Ben Ainslie Racing, competing on home waters for the first time.

McBusted combines the talents of two globally successful boybands – McFly and Busted – into one pop supergroup. The lads came together in 2013 and, after a sell-out nationwide tour, released their first joint album in 2014. The boys are back on the road this year playing to their legions of fans.

For evening revellers, once the sailing finishes the party starts with three nights of live entertainment. An international line up has been confirmed for the evening programme including performances from Wet Wet Wet, McBusted, Carly Rae Jepsen and Spandau Ballet. www.ticketmaster.co.uk/portsmouthlive The Portsmouth Live! programme begins on Thursday, 23 July and Friday, 24 with the South Coast Proms 2015 featuring The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. Following an opening ceremony on Thursday, 23 July the famous ceremonial band will treat the audience to two spectacular summer evening concerts, each featuring two hours of classical, contemporary and military music. The Proms will culminate with a traditional Naval Sunset Ceremony by the Royal Marines Corps of Drums and stunning musical firework finale.

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Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen was first discovered on Canadian Idol. Her massively successful single ‘Call Me Maybe’ became a YouTube hit before reaching number one on the US Billboard list and topping the charts in 19 other countries – holding the UK No.1 spot for four weeks. This was followed by hits including ‘I Really Like You’.

The tempo changes on Saturday, July 25 with the one-night pop and rock spectacular, organised by “A Stones Throw Events Co”, the team behind Portsmouth’s popular live music Victorious Festival. The three confirmed acts, whom cater for all ages and tastes, are: Spandau Ballet are one of Britain’s great iconic bands having sold over 25 million records, scored numerous multi-platinum albums and amassed 23 hit singles across the globe including the UK No.1 single ‘True’. Since their humble beginnings as a group of friends with dreams of stardom in the late 1970s. It wasn’t long before they became fully-fledged members of the iconic Blitz Club scene and established themselves as one of the super-groups of the 80s. After two decades apart, the band reformed in 2009, embarking on a sold-out tour. Lead singer Tony Hadley and band, which includes actor Martin Kemp as bassist, are guaranteed to put on a live performance that will have the audience singing their hearts out. They recently released their new album ‘The Story, The Very Best of Spandau Ballet’ featuring all of the greatest hits plus three new songs

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Wet Wet Wet have notched up over 30 UK chart hits including three No 1s. The quartet produced hit after hit in the early 1990s, before the international success of ‘Love is All Around’ – also the soundtrack to the international film hit ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ – and the No.1 album ‘Picture This’. Since Glasgow school friends Marti Pellow, Tommy Cunningham, Graeme Clark and Neil Mitchell formed Wet Wet Wet in the 1980s the group has sold over 15 million singles and albums. The Scottish band smashed records when ‘Love is All Around’ held the No. 1 spot for an incredible 15 weeks in 1994.


The onshore evening programme complements four incredible days on the water for the America’s Cup World Series. Thursday, 23 July will see the competing teams out on the water in the Official Parade of Sail and take to the stage for a press conference in the Fanzone. Preview racing begins on Friday, 24 July, while on Saturday the racing gets serious, with two races held as every point matters. The finale ‘Super Sunday’ on 26 July will decide the winner for the first ACWS, followed by the official prizegiving. Tickets are selling fast, this is the summers ‘must attend’ event! Don’t miss out, book your place in the Fanzone only available via: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ACWSPortsmouth

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On the road to Agincourt Medieval Banquet A local financial planning team are sponsoring a medieval banquet within the grounds of Bishop’s Waltham Palace, on Saturday 18 July. The event is part of a four day medieval experience to commemorate the 600th anniversary of King Henry V’s stay at the palace, on his way to Agincourt. In June and July 1415, Henry V mustered the English army in Hampshire as a prelude to sailing from Portchester and Southampton to invade France in August of that year – an expedition that would end with the famous English victory at the Battle of Agincourt in October 1415. The Bishop’s Waltham Town Team, in collaboration with Bishop’s Waltham Festival, have been planning the event and asking local businesses to get involved through advertising and sponsorship to help fund the celebrations. Hampshire Financial Planning director Nick Clegg, has offices in Winchester Road, Bishop’s Waltham and his clients come to him through personal recommendations. He commented: “I decided to sponsor the banquet as I was so impressed by the Town Team and other community organisations all pulling together and getting involved to organise this event. “It feels great to give something back to the local community in which many of my clients live, and it links with the nature of my job, helping my clients’ families and their children by planning for their future. “I am looking forward to joining in throughout the four day event. With all the activities being planned it’s going to be an amazing weekend.” Tony Kippenberger, Chairman of Bishop’s Waltham Town Team, added: “We have made strenuous efforts to involve other community organisations and they have responded brilliantly. “Our plans are really coming together now and with only a few weeks to go the countdown has really begun. I would like to thank each of our sponsors for their generosity.

“It’s a real achievement to have so many people supporting the event and getting involved in any way they can. Great community spirit.” If you would like to know more about Agincourt History or how to get tickets/programmes for this event visit www.lovebishopswaltham.com/agincourt/history-of-agincourt For tickets, please contact Joan Ferrer on 01489 892430 or email: Jcferrer@talk21.com

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Weekly pony riding tuition and countryside walks are offered at Bursledon in Hampshire (INDOOR ARENA available). We offer weekly riding sessions all year round at our Hampshire branch on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, also Saturday mornings. These 20 minute riding sessions are designed to be fun for younger children, helping them to gain confidence in a safe environment without pressure. Our Shetland ponies are very appealing to small children and the session can consist of a countryside walk or a more structured lead rein lesson in the arena. Riding hats are provided. We also introduced a simple progress scheme, which has proved to be very popular, to recognise the achievements of our little riders and help them to progress in logical steps to more advanced riding and pony care when they are older. During the 20 minute session children can learn new things each week and collect stickers for each of 4 levels to earn rosettes and certificates! Book today for a 20 minute trial session for just £10!! Our ponies are also available to hire for many types of event, school fetes, country shows, community and charity events as well as visits to rest homes, Weddings, pantomime and TV work.

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WHAT’S ON

July - September

Southampton City Art Gallery • SeaCity Museum • Tudor House & Garden ADULT ACTIVITIES Agincourt Anniversary Tour of the City

ADULT WORKSHOPS Life Drawing (2 days) Tues 11 & Wed 12 Aug / Art Gallery 11am-4pm / £64 / Pre-book Experienced tutor Brian Reynolds will lead this two-day session suitable for anyone who would like the opportunity to get some guidance in their drawings. Basic drawing materials and paper supplied.

Portraiture Drawing Day Tues 18 Aug / Art Gallery 11am-4pm / £32 / Pre-book Spend the day learning drawing techniques to help you create a successful portrait or simply to practice your drawing skills. Basic drawing materials and paper supplied.

In the Loop: Improvers Knitting Sun 6 Sept / Tudor House / 11am-4pm £18 / Pre-book Join skilled knitter Lorna Hall who will teach you knitting in the round, cable stitching, moss stitch and adding colour fair isle techniques. Please bring your own lunch, or try our fabulous café.

Tour and Tea at Tudor House Sundays 19 Jul, 9 Aug / 2-4pm Tudor House / £7.50 / (inc museum entry) / Pre-book Join us for a tour to discover more about the wonderful history of the museum that spans over 800 years. Enjoy a hot drink, scrumptious scone with lashings of jam and cream while taking in the views of our garden. Tour lasts one hour. Please be aware that this tour may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Art History Study Days Sat 15 Aug / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre 10am-4pm / £30 (conc. £28) Art Historian Jennie Spiers will be leading our bi-monthly Study Days, which include looking at artworks in the Gallery. Open to those who are new to the art world and anyone already familiar to it. Sat 15 August: Landscapes

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TALKS TOURS AND STUDY DAYS FREE Cunard Talks Times vary – See below Southampton Art Gallery A series of short, accessible talks for the public by Eric Flounders, Cunard’s public relations manager for 27 years before retiring in 2011. Co-author of ‘Triumph of a Great Tradition - the story of Cunard’s 175 years’ and ‘QE2 - Forty Years Famous’ Friday 7 August 1-2pm The Incomparable Queens Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Saturday 8 August 2-3pm QE2 - the greatest of them all?

Friday Touch Tours for visitors with visual impairments Fridays: 24 Jul and 18 Sept Art Gallery / 10.30am-12.30pm / FREE – book early to avoid disappointment / 023 8083 2810 Art educator Jo Bressloff leads our friendly and informal bi-monthly Touch Tours, exploring our collections and exhibitions making art accessible to visually impaired audiences. Call for more information.

Sat 18 Jul, Sun 2 Aug, Sat 15 Aug, Sun 13 Sept, Sat 26 Sept 10.30am and 11.30am Tours last one hour / SeaCity / £6 (conc. £5.50) Pre-book / Price is for tour only & does not include museum admission Reopened after major conservation, this is a rare chance to ascend the city’s clock tower. Join one of our tour guides to discover the remarkable history of this iconic building. Participants must be over 12 years old, physically fit, and should wear sensible shoes there are over 200 steps to climb!

Sun 16 Aug / Tudor House 11am-12.30pm or 2-3.30pm £5 (conc. £4) / Pre-book To mark the 600th anniversary join us for a special tour with Dr Andy Russel. Southampton’s streets were full of troops as King Henry V made preparations for the assault on France. However, three men had other plans, and the Southampton Plot was born. This is an outside walking activity. Please note that this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.

Vaults Tour Sun 30 Aug / Tudor House / 11am-12.30 noon or 2-3.30pm / £5 (£4 cons) / Pre-book Join Dr Andy Russel to explore Southampton’s underground Vaults. This is an outside walking activity. Please note that this tour is not accessible for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.

Schools and Supermarkets: Recent Archaeological Work in Southampton Thurs 3 Sept / 7.30-8.30pm / Westgate Hall, (Westgate Street, SO14 2AY) / £5 (£4 FOSMAG, SCMAS, A&H Volunteers) Pre-book Join Dr Andy Russel for another annual round-up of some of the archaeological highlights of the previous twelve months. Refreshments available.

Dinosaur Exhibition Tour Sat 18 July & Sat 15 Aug /SeaCity 11-12pm / £5 / Pre-book Discover more about dinosaurs and marine reptiles with this fascinating exhibition tour led by a palaeontologist.

Southampton Blitz Tour Sat 25 Jul / Tudor House / 11am-12.30pm or 2-3.30pm / £5 (conc. £4) / Pre-book Find out about Southampton’s wartime past with Dr Andy Russel. Explore vaults used as air-raid shelters and learn about the impact the bombings had on Southampton. This is an outside walking activity. Please note that this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.

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Marwell Zoo

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Closing date- 31st August Snap-happy nature lovers had better get clicking as Marwell Wildlife’s prestigious annual photo competition has launched! Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year looks to recognise the brightest and best of wildlife photography. The popular competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike. The competition has four categories; native wildlife (flora and fauna native or resident in the British Isles), cute and funny (Mother Nature at her cutest or most amusing), Marwell Wildlife residents and Marwell Wildlife endangered. This year’s top prize is an 8 day Estonia photography trip from Wildlife Worldwide worth £1,795 along with an annual subscription to Digital Photographer magazine.

Embark on Marwell’s popular Explorers Trail and collect a very special explorers sticker to take home. Delve into a wild journey collecting stamps of your favourite exotic animals, from big cats to giraffes! Once you’ve found the hidden stamps around the zoo fill in the answers and complete your mission! You could even win an annual membership for two adults and two children! Baby Boom! Marwell Wildlife is proud to welcome the arrival of adorable black and white ruffed lemur twins. This species is critically endangered and at risk of becoming extinct in the wild, so these tiny youngsters are an important addition to the population. Marwell’s lemurs are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) which helps to conserve these wonderful animals. In addition, Marwell is celebrating the birth of playful meerkat pups, silvery marmoset twins and lively yellow mongoose pups. Arrive in style on Marwell’s new Southampton bus route! Marwell is excited to launch a second bus route alongside the popular M1 service running from Eastleigh. The new M2 route runs from Southampton to Marwell every Sunday and Wednesday. Visitors can jump on the Eastleigh M1 directly to Marwell from the 3rd April to the 31st August. Please visit www.marwell.org.uk for dates and times. Both routes offer guests an exclusive offer of 10% off admission. Become a Wild Explorer! - 23 July – 31 August 2015 Opening of Marwell Zoo’s biggest exhibit to date! Join Marwell for the opening of Wild Explorers. This new exhibit will be Marwell Zoo’s biggest to date and will offer guests incredible views of three iconic conservation species - white rhino, Grevy’s zebra and scimitar-horned oryx - alongside a range of entertaining activities, both indoors and out, focussed on discovery, learning and the natural history of these magnificent creatures. What’s more, the exhibit will offer covered areas for exhibitions and education sessions plus a new, themed play area for younger guests.

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Marwell’s Zany Zebras July 2016 New sculpture project has launched! Marwell has revealed plans for a colourful trail of zebra sculptures stampeding through Southampton City Centre in summer 2016. Marwell’s Zany Zebras will be an extraordinary, FREE, family friendly event that will brighten up the streets, enliven the parks, add vibrancy to the high street and most importantly... add smiles to hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents. Businesses and schools alike can get involved by downloading the packs and sponsoring their very own Marwell’s Zany Zebra. Follow the news and see which businesses have already got involved at zanyzebras.org.uk


Thank You for the Music outlasts Abba in their prime The world’s longest-running ABBA concert show, Thank You for the Music, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year and will be coming to Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre in September. The production’s Lycra-tight harmonies and superb musicianship have been delighting live music fans for longer than Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida did during the 70s and 80s, according to its producer Michael Taylor.

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Registration open for this year’s Ruby Ride Registration is now open for the Rowan Hospice’s fourth Ruby Ride, which will take place around Portsmouth, Purbrook and Petersfield on Sunday 20 September. With a choice of three great routes of 18, 30 or 65 miles, the event appeals to leisure cyclists as well as the more competitive cyclist. Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship as all monies raised go towards providing hospice care in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. The Ruby Ride has raised £160,000 over the last three years. Helping to launch The Ruby Ride are event partners Bicycle Recycling, Dirt2Road and SERV Bikers, with cakes and refreshments provided courtesy of the Co-op in Denmead. Karen Kay, Events Fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice, said: “The Ruby Ride is now an established event for cyclists of all abilities with those completing the 18-mile ‘Leisure’ route coming back the next year to try the 30-mile ‘Challenge’ route, and the 30-milers going for the 65-mile ‘Epic’ route. “We are encouraging everyone, even if you haven’t been on a bicycle for years, to come and take part. “All three routes start and finish at Lakeside, North Harbour. It’s not a race and there are refreshment stops en-route for all cyclists which makes it a very enjoyable event. “Everyone taking part receives a T-shirt to wear on the day and medal when they cross the finishing line. We ask all participants to try and raise £100 in sponsorship but every £1 matters and will make a difference.”

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Martin Richardson has taken part in previous Ruby Ride events and is encouraging others to sign-up this year to help raise money for The Rowans Hospice who provided care and support for his late wife, Sue. Martin said: “On 30th September 2012, my wife Sue, my daughters Molly-Mae and Alice completed The Ruby Ride, as part of Sue’s birthday. Just a few weeks later she was diagnosed with a late stage cancer of both the bowel and the liver. “Right to the end she fought hard to stay at home to enable her to spend time with all her family, but was eventually admitted to the Hospice and died peacefully the following day. “The Hospice at Home team, the Hospice themselves and the Macmillan Nurses who are based at the Hospice, were instrumental in pulling out all the stops in keeping Sue at home for as long as possible, without their input and assistance this wouldn’t have happened. “So whilst her death was still very fresh in our minds, we were determined to try and complete The Ruby Ride once again in 2013, although this time with a much bigger team of Richardsons. “In 2014 Molly, Alice and I completed The Ruby Ride for the third time in Sue’s memory and to thank the Hospice for all the support they have provided since her death, through the Rowan’s Meerkat Service.” Online registration is available at: www.rowanshospice.co.uk Registration forms will also be available from all of The Rowans Hospice charity shops. For more information, call the Fundraising team on 023 9223 7142. 72 | The LOOP

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National Watersports Festival Ticket Line Open! The ticket line for the National Watersports Festival (NWF), which takes place between 4 – 6th September on Hayling Island, is open and early bird discounts are up for grabs! Around 500 competitors from the windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding communities will converge on Hayling Island for three days of back-to-back action. Spectators – in the region of 10,000 last year - are invited to attend for free and get to experience many of the festival’s raft of activities, including watching the full-on racing during the day and floodlit spectacle at night. A full ‘Festival Experience’ ticket for competitors includes 3.5 days parking and camping, three days of on-water activities, racing, demos, clinics, taster sessions, party ticket for entry to both nights and the option to purchase an official NWF T shirt at cost price. Additional party tickets and add-ons can be purchased, so just visit www.nationalwatersportsfestival.com for all the ticket information and prices. “The NWF isn’t just another watersports event, the NWF offers so much more,” explain Allan Cross, event director. “We’re inviting individuals to immerse themselves into a true festival environment that provides parties, live music, camping, food and drink venues as well as offering all the racing, demos, trade shows and racing pros you’d expect with an event of this calibre.” New to this year will be the opportunity to purchase either a one or two day entry to the festival, which will help cater for those individuals who have other commitments but still want to be part of an epic weekend. This year The Heathrow Jets will be playing on Friday night and Andy Lewis and his band, The Perfect Blue will be rocking the house on Saturday night with a fancy dress theme of mods & rockers! The NWF Trade Show will return where the industry’s best will be promoting their latest products and services, showcasing what’s new for the season. Last year an interesting assortment of props were rolled in from a couple of tons of sand to a complete surf bar (complete with cocktails)!

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New for NWF 2015 will be a designated area for family camping, offering a quieter location for the kids, away from the hardened party animals who are naturally also catered for! There will be new camping guidelines for visiting guests, all of which is available on the website. This year there will be a Howard Plumb Memorial Race, being held on the Saturday, which will commemorate an incredible life, fantastic windsurfing talent and the achievements of a very loved individual. Further information is available from the website www.nationalwatersportsfestival.com/all-events/hayling-island/ windsurfing/howard-plumb/ Allan concludes: “The NWF is a community event that is only possible thanks to the trade element and our ever faithful supporters.” “With the usual price of camping on Hayling seafront costing £20 alone, without any elements of a festival thrown in, we’re confident we’re continuing to provide value for money and look forward to delivering another iconic NWF. Bring it on!”


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Meet The Green Blue! Ten years and counting What a difference a decade makes! It only seems like yesterday that global yachtsman Mike Golding and artist Pippa Blake were launching The Green Blue – the joint environment project of the British Marine Federation (BMF) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) – but time has flown and in 2015 it’s amazing to think that the project is now celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Green Blue raises awareness through practical projects and activities and identifies environmentally friendly products to make boating in the UK as sustainable as possible. The small Hamblebased team also offers help, guidance and even money saving tips for anyone who wishes to help keep our coasts and inland waters the pleasant places that we so enjoy. Of course, general attitudes and awareness of all things environmental have increased over the past decade, so to some extent The Green Blue has been able to capitalise on new generations of boaters who have grown up with a more willing understanding and acceptance of how important simple changes are, from turning off taps and switching appliances off standby to recycling and upcycling.

Boating behaviours have changed too. Tossing an apple core or cigarette butt overboard is no longer acceptable, and the vast majority of marinas and clubs now recycle waste instead of sending it to landfill. Keeping an eye out for invasive species on hulls and anchors is very much on the radar too. Jane Swan, The Green Blue Project Manager explains: “Highly invasive non-native species can affect whole ecosystems by filtering out large quantities of nutrients. Eradication of most invasive species once established is very difficult, so the best approach to deal with the arrival of new species is to focus on better biosecurity, especially the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ routine for both inland and coastal boating activities.” A number of organisations in the sector have also championed sustainable boating and promoted The Green Blue’s best practice. Many boaters may not realise when they see The Yacht Harbour Association’s Gold Anchor flags flying at a marina, it means that key environmental standards have been achieved.

Looking back, it’s amazing to think that today’s ever-present technology (the iPhone and Kindle to name just two) did not even exist ten years ago! In 2005, George W Bush and Tony Blair were in power, pubs in England and Wales were permitted to open for 24 hours for the first time, The New Forest became England’s twelfth national park, and Ellen MacArthur had just completed her record-breaking single-handed round-the-world 27,000 mile voyage. A lot has changed in the boating world since then! Take a look around most sailing clubs and marinas today and it is clear that the boating sector has really taken to environmental change. LED lighting along pontoons, smart meters, waste management facilities with different receptacles for every type of boat waste, solar panels visible on many marina office roofs and yacht decks, on board wind turbines, hybrid engines, inline bilge filters and even electric car charging points in marina car parks. And there are chairs, bags, tablet covers and crabbing kits made from recycled sails, and chandleries stocking several types of environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Major events, campaigns and regattas have also recognised the importance of being environmentally sustainable. Sir Keith Mills’ America’s Cup Challenge ‘Race for Change’ was supported by The Carbon Trust, Powerboat P1 created its P1 Marine Foundation, and in 2014 (and again in 2015), the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week designated the first Saturday of the regatta as ‘Green Blue Day’ to raise awareness of the event’s on-going commitment to sustainability. Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and Sunsail have all achieved ISO20121, the international standard for sustainable event management with a helping hand from The Green Blue. But there is still more work to be done to protect the future sustainability of our marine ecosystem. By working towards an environmentally self-regulating boating community, The Green Blue aims to make efficiency savings, avoid red tape, help boaters and boating businesses minimise their impact on the environment, and safeguard the waters and habitats we enjoy and rely on for the future. Making the environment second nature has not been a quick fix but rather a voyage of small but meaningful transformations. A decade on and it’s exciting to think how much has been achieved and what further changes might be possible by 2025! You can meet the team and find out more about The Green Blue’s journey at www.thegreenblue.org.uk 76 | The LOOP

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What’s On South Hants Hearing Dogs Coffee Morning Saturday 8th August 10am to 12.30pm. Entry £2 children 50p. Portlands House, Botley High Street, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2EA Theatre Organ Concert Sunday 19th July, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX 2.00pm to 4.00pm. £6 at the door Popular Hits, and Classical Favourites. www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/gosport Gosport and District Organ Club Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX. Come and hear the magnificent Compton theatre organ, and maybe even play it yourself. Visitors always welcome. Next meetings July 8th, August 12th, Sept 9th. Details from Peter Buckles. 01329 310592 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/gosport Whiteley WAGs WI are a modern WI with a varied programme running throughout the year. Please come along to one of our meetings, you will be made very welcome. We meet on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Whiteley Primary School. You will be made very welcome. Whiteley WAGs - a friendly, modern WI, we meet on the second Thursday of the month at Whiteley Primary school from 7.30 to 9pm. We have a number of clubs you can join as well as our regular monthly meetings. New members are very welcome. For full programme details please see www.whiteleywags.co.uk The Warsash “Over 60’s Fellowship Club meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2.00pm in The Victory Hall. We have a varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year – including outings, lunches and theatre visits. 78 | The LOOP

Our next meeting, 1st June, as mentioned in our last monthly bulletin was Canine Partners. Monday June 15th Brian Butcher will give us a talk on Hamble Life Boat. Our last one of the month on Monday 29th Howard Cole performs songs from Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, etc. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information please ring Mary Ford on 01489 584923. The Warsash Women’s’ Institute meets on the last Thursday in every month, in the Victory Hall, at 2.00pm. They have a very varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year including outings, theatre visits and lunches. Our next meeting on Thursday June 25th will be a double celebration party. The Warsash Branch will be 96 but for the WI it is their Centenary!! So we decided to invite Fareham’s newly elected Mayor and Mayoress, Mike and Anne Ford, to join the party.

Community News Alice in writerland Once upon a time, there was a Primary School in Durley and the Head teacher’s name was Kirstie Baines. For a few years, her pupils have entered the Rotary Young Writer competition and in 2015 Hamble Valley Rotary awarded first prize to Alice Savill, second prize to Georgia Richards and third prize to Josh Jefferies. Alice Savill’s entry was entered in the Junior Section of the District competition (there are more than 70 clubs in District) and her entry came first. Because she won the District competition, her entry was entered in the National competition (there are over 1800 clubs in RIBI) and she was ‘highly commended’, which means she was in the top ten. Hamble Valley Rotary hope some more primary schools would like to join in next year and if you think you are one of those, please let them know. If you are interested in joining or would like to mention a local need please get in touch through their website: hamblevalleyrotary.co.uk

Visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information please ring Mary Ford on 01489 584923. Warsash Choral Society The Society will resume their rehearsals on Friday 24th July at 8.00pm in the Hook Room at the Victory Hall, Warsash, in preparation for their autumn concert. The works they will be rehearsing are Schubert’s Mass in G, Mendelssohn’s “Hear my Prayer” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest”. We urgently need extra voices to come and sing these beautiful works. If you enjoy singing then do come and join us; sopranos, altos, tenors and bass voices. We especially need tenors. Music is provided free of charge. For more information call 01489 892326.

Borough achieves Fairtrade status Eastleigh Borough Council has been awarded Fairtrade status for its commitment to Fairtrade principles. Eastleigh is now officially a Fairtrade Borough, after it made a resolution in 2005 to actively promote Fairtrade to consumers, businesses and community groups in the area. As part of the campaign, retailers had to pledge to sell more than four Fairtrade products and eateries had to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee. The campaign also secured support from faith groups, schools and voluntary groups, as well as lobbying businesses to promote the Fairtrade message in their working practices.

The next meeting of Titchfield Abbey W.I. will be held on Tuesday 14 July, starting at 9.30am at Titchfield Community Centre, and will feature an illustrated talk by David Allport MBE entitled “Snowballs in June” depicting life in the Falkland Islands. Visitors are always welcome to listen to the talk, meet members and to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits.

Cabinet Lead for Environment & Sustainability Cllr Rupert Kyrle said: “I would like to congratulate everyone who has worked for this and it’s great news that Eastleigh is now a Fairtrade Borough”

There will not be a meeting of Titchfield Abbey W.I. in August as the group will be on their annual outing.

The ‘Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough’ group will be presented with the certificate by the Mayor of Eastleigh at their AGM, 7pm on 15 July at Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House.

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Adam Gardner, Communities Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Eastleigh Borough to the Fairtrade movement which now unites over 1,500 communities worldwide, taking practical steps to making a fairer world trade system a reality.” Today, more than 1.4 million people including farmers and workers across more than 70 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system, but there is still a long way to go.

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Community News ESS employees get into character for cake sale ESS employees from HMS Collingwood got into character as they held a cake sale to fundraise for charity. ESS chose Cancer Research UK as their nominated charity for the year and asked employees to create unique and fun ways to aid in raising awareness and funds. Cleaning Supervisor Martyn Taylor and colleagues Pauline Sheath, Angie Whitney and Lyn Madden, who all work at the Phase 2 training establishment came up the with idea to get into character to make a cake sale more entertaining whilst raising money for the charity. During a morning break, civilian and military personnel were invited to purchase homemade treats made by friends and families of the team and take part in the “guess how many sweets are in the jar” game.

Tea by the sea in Hill Head Locks Heath Inner Wheel and the Rotary Club of Locks Heath joined forces and invited the senior citizens of the local area to an afternoon by the sea. Around 30 invited guests enjoyed free transport supplied by the Rotarians to take them to the Wheel House at Hill Head, a special building owned by the Fareham Rotary club. Throughout the afternoon they enjoyed the sunshine as well as being fed with sandwiches and cakes, made and supplied by members of the Inner Wheel. With copious cups of tea, they enjoyed a singalong with the U3A choir from Warsash. Tea by the sea is an annual event which is enjoyed by both clubs as much as by their guests. They have been lucky for a number of years to be blessed with beautiful sunshine.

Commenting about getting involved, Lyn remarked: “It’s all in aid for a good cause plus dressing up is a good way to bring fun.”

The guests are all from the local area and also enjoy facilities Communicare can offer.

The team were joined by five year old Mason Barnes, whose mum, Karen also works at HMS Collingwood. On helping out, Mason said: “Mummy made some cakes and they seemed to go really fast. I didn’t have a chance to try any!”

Rotary is quite involved in Communicare, as volunteer drivers throughout the week enabling relationships between passengers and club members to flourish.

The trio also received support from fellow co-workers and Lidl who all donated cakes to be sold. The cake sale raised £246.52 for Cancer Research UK.

Council bestows Citizen of Honour on three residents Eastleigh Borough Council recognised the excellent community work of three local residents by conferring them with a Citizen of Honour award at a Special Council meeting. The Citizen of Honour awards are given by the Council every two years in recognition of long and exceptional service for their community. In total 51 awards have been presented since 1986. They receive a Citizen of Honour badge and certificate. Alain and Mary Hunt were founder members of Bishopstoke Good Neighbours when the group was formed 29 years ago.

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They have served the group as Chairman and Treasurer respectively and Alain also as a volunteer driver. Without Alain and Mary the group would not be as strong as it is today and it continues to fulfil a vital community need. They are shortly to take a well-earned retirement from the group and the Council was pleased to honour them for their long service and commitment to volunteering for their community. Kathryn Rau has been a volunteer for ‘Eastleigh Friends of People with a Learning Disability’ for the past 40 years. This valuable group provides social support for families and gives opportunities for those with a learning disability to enjoy outings and other social events. The Council was delighted to honour Kathryn for her outstanding contribution to charitable work in the community.

Cllr Jane Welsh with Kathryn Rau

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Jane Welsh said: “I’m delighted that one of my first duties as Mayor was to bestow Citizen of Honour awards to three such deserving recipients as Kathryn, Mary and Alain.” On the same night the Council also recognised 15 past Councillors for their long service to the Borough and awarded the status of Honorary Alderman. They received a badge and a certificate.

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Community News Play a vintage 1930s theatre organ in Gosport

The Solent Singers music for a summer’s evening

Gosport’s Thorngate Hall houses a rare example of our musical heritage – a vintage theatre organ from the 1930s.

The Solent Singers will be holding their Summer Concert on Friday 17 July at The Victory Hall, Warsash, starting at 7.30pm with support from The Warsash Trad.

It started life at the Gaumont, Wood Green, rising up to entertain cinema-goers during the interval, and accompanying silent movies with dramatic music and sound effects. Organists from all over the country come to play it. The next concert will be on Sunday 19 July at 2pm, by Stephen Austin – see the What’s On section. He will play a wide selection of music, everything from show tunes and recent hits to classical favourites. A small band of enthusiasts at the Gosport Organ Club keep the instrument in working condition. It’s a wonderful piece of engineering, with over nine hundred pipes as well as a percussion section including castanets, xylophone, snare drum and sleigh bells. All the sound is made by real instruments, not simulated by electronics. The club meets on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month. Visitors are always welcome, whether to just listen, to see the maze of pipes and wires behind the scenes, or even to play the organ themselves. There aren’t many places where you would be allowed to get close to an instrument like this, let alone have a go.

The concert is in aid of the Free Memory Café in Warsash, which supports people suffering from Alzheimer’s & Dementia and their carers. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from Sue McCaig on 01329 847990, choir members, on the door or by emailing solentsingers@yahoo.co.uk. Bar and raffle available. Solent Singers look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful evening of music.

Stained glass window unveiled A new stained glass window that was designed with the help of local junior school children forms a key feature of a new residential home has been unveiled by TV broadcaster Fred Dinenage.

Club chairman Peter Buckles, said: “You don’t need to be an organist, or even a serious musician of any kind. “Once you’ve sat at that console and experienced the wealth of sounds at your fingertips, and under your feet, you’ll be hooked.” For more details contact Peter on 01329 310592 or visit www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/gosport

The creation of the stained glass window was coordinated by Eastleigh Borough Council’s Public Art Officer, and forms a centrepiece of the new Netley Court development on Victoria Road, Netley Abbey that comprises a care home and residential flats for the elderly. The stained glass window was produced by professional artist Shelagh Davies with help from children from Netley Abbey Junior School who helped design the window. They came up with the idea to use their four house logos and the appropriate house colours into the centre panels with the sails of eight yachts. Local ward Councillor, David Airey said: “The stained glass window looks really fantastic and it’s great that local children from Netley Abbey Juniors had the chance to work with a professional artist to help design such a wonderful focal point for residents of the care home to enjoy.” Netley Court House was built in the mid-19th century and in 1954 the house was developed into a school for children with learning disabilities and extra buildings were added. The school was closed in 2006 and the children went to a brand new school in Southampton. The site has now been transformed into a 65 bedroom care home and 9 residential apartments for the elderly. 80 | The LOOP

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Community News New look branding for local car hire firm

‘Travels in Textiles’ at local Embroiderer’s Guild On Monday 17 August the Solent Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild will hear a talk from local artist Anne Riches, entitled Travels in Textiles. Having taught UK and France for the last 20 years, Anne has gleaned a great deal of information and different techniques. She paints, dyes and prints on fabric and paper to produce wall hangings and pictures. Visit her website to get a flavour of the variety and beauty of her work: www.anneriches.co.uk. The Guild welcome visitors to attend the talk, at a price of just £5. The Solent Branch will meet in the Parish Rooms in Titchfield, PO14 4AQ. 7pm for 7.30pm start. The group are feeling very inspired at the moment as they have on loan some beautiful portfolios from the National Collection of the Embroiderer’s Guild.

Segensworth car-hire firm English Rose Collection has undergone new look branding after being shortlisted for a customer service award.

These beautiful examples of work, both modern and historical, will be used in a workshop where members will share their skills to help them create pieces influenced by the portfolios.

The family run business has grown organically by word-of-mouth and referrals and has gone from five to 23 vehicles in its fleet, all impeccably maintained and driven by fully qualified and tested drivers.

For more details please contact Margaret Mainwaring 01329 285825 or Gemma Bridges: gemmabridges@gmail.com or visit their blog at www.solenteg.blogspot.com.

Jo East, director at English Rose Collection said: “It’s a very exciting time for us having been shortlisted for the ‘Customer Service’ Awards for the South Coast Business Awards. So, it seemed fitting to launch our new branding ahead of the final awards dinner next month. “The decision to rebrand our corporate look was to update and freshen our image, without losing sight of our respected name and reputation, of which we are so very proud. “By redesigning and refreshing our website and logo we want to develop new markets we haven’t tapped into before, as well as our reliable airport runs, cruise terminals and corporate travel.” If you would like to know more about English Rose Collection and its services visit www.englishrosecollection.co.uk or telephone 0845 094 5646

Council approves plans for new car park Eastleigh Local Area Committee last night approved plans for a new car park and vehicle storage facility on a site at Dutton Lane, Eastleigh. The committee resolved to permit an application for a long stay permit holders car park for up to 150 spaces. The application also included ancillary work to provide lighting, landscaping and pedestrian access. The decision is subject to local Councillors determining the open hours together with levels of lighting, CCTV and security. The Council also permitted an application for an open storage facility for vehicles, principally new cars, on the same site. Both applications are for a temporary period of five years.

Catering students provide fine dining experience Fareham College Hospitality and Catering students successfully ran the lunch and dinner services at Hallidays restaurant in Funtington last month. Following the great success of the restaurant takeover at Woodies Bar & Brassiere in Chichester back in January, ten Level three students were given a second opportunity to demonstrate their skills in another local restaurant. Students prepared, cooked and served high-quality dishes from the menu at Hallidays, which are particular favourites of regular guests at the restaurant. Customers were very complementary of the food and service, and thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience. Guest Wendy Byng said: “The students were certainly kept on their toes as they performed their duties in first class fashion. The food, supervised by the restaurant manager Andy, was excellent and we would have liked even more.” Level 3 Food and Beverage Service student, Rebecca Knight said: “I have really enjoyed the experience at Hallidays and I am grateful to have had the opportunity. The kitchens and training restaurant at College are great but it’s good to be able to practise what I have learnt in a new and challenging environment.” The Owner and Manager of Hallidays, Andy Stephenson commented: “The students have been incredibly organised and efficient, and they have worked so hard to deliver the best service. They produced excellent food and put to practise everything they have learned from health, safety and hygiene, to table setting and polite service. They pulled together to provide the high-standard service that is expected by our customers at Hallidays.” contactus@loopmagazine.net

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