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In this issue: Portsmouth, the UK’s Great Waterfront City Andy Comley - Singer-songwriter Finance & Legal Services Gifts for Christmas Seaside Cat Hotel Community News Local Trades Dining Out Gardening What’s On

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Contents Children’s Starlit Walk Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Portsmouth, the UK’s Great Waterfront City Emirates Spinnaker Tower Gifts for Christmas P&O Cruises to build a new 180,000 tons LNG-powered ship Team Cross Country in aid of Jon Egging Trust Carl Warner Biography Dining Out Where better than Greece for some late summer sunshine Windows 10 – The Upgrade Continues... Hampshire Farmers Market Health & Beauty Health & Fitness Breast Cancer Haven The Green Blue supports call on UK Government to ban microbeads in cosmetics Finance & Legal Services Marwell Zoo Local Trades Andy Comley - Singer-songwriter Equinox Sailing offer opportunity to experience yacht sailing Gardening Doug Cole HMS Sultan Bonfire & Firework Night 2016 Space Times Seaside Cat Hotel Brits top sailing medal table in Rio Gig photography, is it for you? Wickham Festival Look out for Lenny Sarisbury Choral Society Titchfield Film Festival Community News What’s On

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Stars of the Autumn Garden With the mornings and evenings taking on that autumnal air, now is the time to put in your autumn bedding to allow the plants to become well established before the colder months appear. There is plenty on offer including winter pansies, violas, cyclamen and bedding dianthus. These come in a wide range of colours from the paler shades of white, pink and yellow to deeper darker hues of red, purple and blue.

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Autumn bedding will see you through the winter months for colour, but remember there are still plenty of herbaceous plants that look their best now. The Japanese Anemone has a lovely pale pink or white flower with a yellow centre and provides masses of blooms. It is such a fair flower, somehow it seems that it must surely belong in the borders at the height of summer rather than alongside the darker blooms of sedum, aster or golden rod. Asters also fill your borders with wonderful lilacs from lavender blue to white or hazy blue. These masses if tiny daisies are a real treasure at this time of year and it is no wonder that aster means ‘star’ in Latin.

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Children’s Starlit Walk


Children will once again have the opportunity to take part in a special sponsored walk in aid of the Rowans Hospice on Thursday 27th October around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HM Naval Base. Renamed ‘Starlit Walk’ for 2016, event registration has opened online to coincide with the schools returning after the summer break.

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The walk starts at 6.30pm and goes past HMS Victory which is illuminated in all her glory, into the Naval Base not normally open to the public and back to Boathouse No. 7 where all children receive a medal, snack and drink. For more of a challenge, there is a choice to walk the 1.5 mile route twice. Participants have the opportunity to light a candle in St. Ann’s Church in memory of someone special and to make a memory star to place on the memory board. Teresa Jeffery, In-memory Events Fundraiser at the Rowans Hospice, said: “Children love this event and so do all the volunteers who help. It has a great atmosphere with music and entertainment at the start and en route. Everyone is invited to dress up in something shiny, sparkly or bright and to make and decorate a mask if they wish. Come along and be a star!” It costs £5 to register a child and an accompanying adult can walk for free. For more information and to register online, visit www.rowanshospice.co.uk



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Lord Mayor of Portsmouth When local boy David Fuller was elected Lord Mayor of Portsmouth on the 17th May this year, 51 years and 1 day to the date of his birth, his lifelong dream came true. Having struggled through his school years, he promised himself he would make amends by one day having a job that he could be proud of, and after a chance visit from a previous Lord Mayor, his sights were set: “A former Mayor of Portsmouth came and visited my secondary school one day and I remember thinking to myself, ‘I wouldn’t mind doing that one day’, and I look back now and I’ve achieved it. I need to pinch myself sometimes to make sure it’s real!” Councillor David Fuller has lived and worked in Portsmouth all of his life, and represents his hometown Fratton ward for the Liberal Democrat Party. As well as this the Lord Mayor is a devout member of the Freemason society, now in the role of ‘Almoner’, and is responsible for the well-being of lodge members and their families. Councillor Fuller said: “The aspect I love the most about being a Freemason is the feeling of togetherness - everyone working together and helping each other. I’m a very strong believer in everyone helping each other. We are not a secret society anymore, we need to come out more and be more visual in the community.” There is a total of 30 Lord Mayors across the country, and Cllr Fuller is one of the few that also possesses a full-time job in managing a residential care home for dementia sufferers in Cosham. His career up to this point has predominantly been in the care field, starting off as a weekend volunteer at the Harry Sotnick House, and has since been the manager of many successful care homes. Another big part of David’s life is his charity work. He explained: “Charity is also very important to me. I’ve supported previous Lord Mayors in putting on several big charity events at the King’s Theatre, so I had previous experience in working closely with Lord Mayors. When I worked with them I always thought to myself: ‘If I were Lord Mayor, how would I do things differently?’” Of course every Lord Mayor is different from the last, and they each bring their own expectations and goals to the role. For David, his

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main objective is to get out on the streets and meet as many members of public he can. He said: “The main things I want to achieve during my time as Lord Mayor are to meet as many people as I can, and to promote Portsmouth to the world. Every Lord Mayor brings something different into the role with them. For me, I’m very much hands on, loud – but above all I’m a people person and I love my role as Lord Mayor because I get to meet so many different people and volunteers every day.” Councillor Fuller also stressed the importance of the many volunteers that operate across the city. He said: “In my opinion, without volunteers this city would grind to a halt. They are so important and are an essential part of the City. They work so hard, and that’s why I’m inviting as many as possible for high tea here at the Guildhall.” The appointment of David Fuller as Lord Mayor of Portsmouth has also brought his close family closer together. He chose his sister, Mrs Leza Tremorin, to be by his side as Lady Mayoress. David said of the appointment: “When my late Mother died of cancer at just 59, my sister and I started to grow apart a bit for some reason. So to have her alongside me as Lady Mayoress has been an absolute dream.” Having been influenced by another man in the same role as his, and with his priorities set on meeting as many members of public as he can, who knows if he will inspire another child to become a Lord Mayor of the near future.

Portsmouth, the UK’s Great Waterfront City Portsmouth, the UK’s Great Waterfront City, is seeing one of the greatest periods of new investment and growth in its recent history. It is already the home of the Royal Navy and many cutting-edge industries, mainly in the marine, maritime and communications systems sectors. Airbus makes payloads for satellites in Portsmouth. Pall Europe has its European research and development centre in the city, and BAE Systems has a major presence.

of employment space will bring huge opportunities for the city and create a whole new community. Development has been kick-started by Portsmouth City Council’s new motorway junction, which is also the site of the city’s popular new park and ride. Another £500m will consist of investment in new campus buildings by the University of Portsmouth, a top 50 UK university which boasts 22,000 students from more than 140

Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR sailing team has built its new America’s Cup base in the city, boosting the hi-tech marine and maritime sector further. Business investment continues to be attracted to the city by its economic performance. The Portsmouth area is placed ninth in the UK for the value of goods and services produced per worker, and last year the city was voted 11th best place in the UK to make a living. Coming on-stream is more than £2bn worth of investment over the next 20 years More than £830m of this will go into sites at Tipner, Horsea Island and Port Solent, at the gateway to the city on the M275. This area is the focus of the city’s City Deal with government, a historic agreement which is unlocking land for development. Here, around 1,250 new homes and 65,000 sq m contactus@loopmagazine.net

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countries. Its new Future Technology Centre, which will open next year, is just one of its projects. Three new exciting multilevel student apartment buildings are opening over the next three years with 2,316 new beds, bringing an exciting buzz to the city centre. In total, investment coming into the city will bring an estimated 18,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs, and a new skyline of exciting high-rise and iconic buildings. Meanwhile, the busy naval base will soon be welcoming two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. The base, employing 12,000 people and home to two thirds of the entire surface fleet, is receiving massive investment to ensure it can support a greater tonnage of shipping than at any time since the 1950s. Education is also a major focus, with a new £12m university technical college being built. It will specialise in electrical and mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing. It is located at Trafalgar School. Partners are the Royal Navy, BAE Systems, Qinetiq and Airbus. Tourism is up, with a total of 9.3m visitors a year, bringing in £600m for the local economy annually. As well as the Louis

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Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races, last year and this year, Portsmouth regularly hosts major spectacles such as the Great South Run and the Victorious music festival, an event which benefited the city economy by £5.8m in 2015. The city of Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens is also enjoying a boom in its creative and cultural life, with rejuvenated theatres, innovative players in the digital realm and a new creative quarter, Hotwalls Studios, created among the ancient fortifications of Old Portsmouth. The new £35m Mary Rose Museum welcomed its one millionth visitor just 28 months after opening, adding to the popularity of the Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. At The Hard, a new transport interchange is taking shape, linking rail, ferry, coach and bus travel. This will help regeneration of this harbourside area, already popular because of the premium shopping and leisure centre Gunwharf Quays and the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, now firmly established as the iconic building of the south coast. Gunwharf Quays now employs 2,500 staff and attracts in excess of six million visitors, making it one of the top three outlet villages in the UK.

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower Soaring proudly 170 metres above Portsmouth’s historic harbour, Emirates Spinnaker Tower is one of the South coast’s ‘must-see’ attractions. Prepare for the wow factor as stunning 350 degree views envelop visitors with views stretching out for up to 23 miles, out across the south coast and beyond. Visitors travel to the first of three viewing decks in a highspeed internal lift, reaching 100 metres above sea level in just 28 seconds. Those who are brave enough can test their nerve and venture across the glass floor Sky Walk, exploring more of the tower’s striking construction as well as taking the chance to appreciate the 330 foot drop below! Visitors can also take the chance to explore i-VIEW, an interactive touch-screen experience which brings the views to life. Free audio guides, also available on View Deck One, explain the 1700 years of history encapsulated in the stunning panoramic scenes. View Deck Two hosts Café in the Clouds - take the opportunity to savour the views with a selection of hot drinks and sweet treats available. Then just a short climb from View Deck 2, 30 stairs to be exact, is the Sky Deck. Open to the elements, visitors can feel the wind in their hair as they enjoy the highest point of the tower, 110 metres up.

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Plenty of events pack the calendar for the rest of the year, including: 24 – 28 October - Face your Fears This Halloween half term, Tower guests are challenged to build up their courage and face their fears! Encountering creepy creatures, braving spooky storytelling and using a dare deciding spinner on the glass floor will all be part of the week’s thrilling events. 4 November & 2 December - Spinnaker Comedy Night Laugh the night away whilst being entertained by top TV comedians at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower’s comedy nights. Tickets start from £12.50 and include a Tower visit! 1 – 30 December - 30 Days of Christmas Visit in December and return again next year for FREE*! Get your photo taken with Santa on select dates throughout the month for a really memorable trip to the top! Subject to terms and conditions – see website for details. 31 December - New Year’s Eve Party Start 2017 on a high at the top of Emirates Spinnaker Tower! Welcome in the New Year at our Gatsby Ball and party in style surrounded by our incredible night-time views 100 metres above sea level. Website: www.spinnakertower.co.uk


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Bright Flower Academy Workshops Rookesbury Park House, Southwick Road, nr. Wickham Beautiful Wedding Flowers Saturday 22nd October 10.00am - 3.30pm Seasonal Gifts and Decoration Wednesday 23rd November 10.00am - 3.30pm

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Creative Bright Flower Academy Workshops come to Wickham! Inspired by a passion to create beautiful floral arrangements for Weddings and in the home; the Bright Flowers Academy is delighted to announce a special collaboration with Sarah Guild Floral Design hosting creative flower workshops in the Wickham area. The team are pairing up to invite Brides-to-be, seasonal crafters plus friends and family to join taster days on the stunning estate of Rookesbury Park House. Workshops will take place in the majestic shoot room - think log fires, scented foliage and gorgeous fresh flowers! Choose the ‘Beautiful Wedding Flowers Workshop’ on Saturday 22nd October and or ‘Seasonal Gifts and Decorations’ on Wednesday 23rd November to learn industry floristry skills guided by the academy’s Floristry and Floral design tutor Denise Bright. The ‘Beautiful Wedding Flowers’ workshop is just the thing if you’re looking for inspiration for your own Wedding or dream about creating flower arrangements for a family member. You’ll find out how the professionals create beautiful displays and pretty bouquets. Each person taking part will complete a Bridal Hand-tied Bouquet, make a Buttonhole plus a classic round table arrangement. Flowers will be supplied and you will be given an option of colour preference. Moving into November, Denise and Sarah have designed a special ‘Seasonal Gift and Decoration’ day workshop to us into the festive spirit. Using the best of the season’s rich foliage, berries, and spices; you will learn how to create super arrangements that will last well into the party season. You’ll learn how to create either a tailored door wreath or table arrangement, plus a winter inspired hand-tied gift bouquet and floral Chri stmas bauble. Who knows where these workshops could take you!

Nearly 30 years ago Denise Bright began her successful floristry business, she teaches at Peter Symonds College and Eastleigh College, and is an acclaimed area demonstrator for NAFAS. In between her teaching commitments Denise creates exquisite floral designs for Weddings and special events across Hampshire. Inspired by attending Denise’s classes Sarah founded Sarah Guild Floral Design, a special events floristry company based in the heart of Wickham. Sarah works from her family cottage creating beautiful flowers for Weddings and special occasions. Each workshop day will cost £65 per person, this will include: • Your floral creations to take home • Quality materials you will need • A light lunch • Tea coffee and cake

There will be a sundries table to purchase extra decorative items if you would like them. To book your place or find out more details, please contact Sarah by email hello@sarahguildfloraldesign.co.uk or phone 07766 223692 You will need to complete a short booking form and be asked kindly to provide payment advance via BACs if possible. www.brightflowers.co.uk www.sarahguildfloraldesign.co.uk

Spring Bridal Bouquet Image taken at Rookesbury Park House by Jenny Owns Photography contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Gifts for Christmas Studio 22b Photography At Studio 22b Photography, we believe that beautiful moments should be commemorated through only the most beautiful photographs. Our blend of classic portrait and contemporary ‘reportage’ styles bring out the best in an occasion, and we offer a variety of packages to suit your individual event. As well as providing a quality photography service for location events, we also offer family portraits, engagement photographs and pet photography, which take place at our local studio facilities, we also provide a high quality printing service, and canvas printing also. If you have old photographs and films which are worn with age and fading away, we can transfer them onto DVDs and/or USBs, preserving them forever before they become lost in time. We can lift films and images from VHS tapes, VHC tapes, old photo prints, cine film, SD cards, compact flash, colour prints and canvas. Please email info@studio22b.co.uk, or call Ellie on 07588 461247 for a quote today. www.studio22b.co.uk

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Jenny Mitchell’s Art Studio Jenny’s Art Studio, recently opened in Waltham Chase. We had the Mayor of Winchester out to officially open the studio to the public, alongside the Hampshire Open Studios on 27th August 2016. Jenny’s Art Studio is the ideal place to buy your Christmas Gifts! Selling Original, colourful, ceramics influenced by the Mediterranean, Scarves, Prints, Tea Towels and Cards.



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Gifts for Christmas Are you looking for a gift that is a bit different? The perfect Christmas gift? How about ticking off something from the bucket list? Or a ‘taster’ before embarking on a PPL/NPPL course? The answer may be on your doorstep with a trial flying lesson. Phoenix Aviation is a CAA registered Flying School at Lee-on-Solent Airfield, offering trial lessons with its fully qualified and highly experienced flying instructors. From just £75 you, or the lucky recipient, could be learning to fly in a C42 Microlight ! Phoenix Aviation started operating from Lee-on-Solent Airfield in 2008, with a group of just a dozen private pilots and one leased aircraft. At that time the future of the Airfield was in doubt, and there were no facilities which could be used as a base for operations. Once the threat of imminent closure of the airfield was removed, Phoenix was able to locate into a portacabin, and purchase its first aircraft - a Piper PA28 Warrior. The Club’s activities were soon extended to include flying training for the Private Pilot’s licence, and further aircraft were purchased to accommodate a rapidly growing membership. The Club also branched out into microlight hire and training, using two new Ikarus C42 microlights. At the end of 2014, Phoenix moved into purpose-designed facilities on the second floor of the Control Tower, with excellent views across the airfield. Today Phoenix operates seven owned-aircraft - five 4-seater light aircraft and two 2-seater microlights. The membership of around 130 pilots and students is supported by 12 highly experienced and professional flight instructors. The scale of the operation may have increased, but Phoenix is still run by flying enthusiasts for flying enthusiasts, with the emphasis on making aircraft hire and flight training as affordable as possible.

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We hand make a variety of garden furniture, including seats, benches and tables. We also make garden trugs, planters, hanging herb planters, bug hotels, bird boxes, garden gates, trellis, bowls, trinket boxes and so much more. We can also make most items to your specification.

Summer is now over and Christmas is just around the corner so The Race Centre in Chandlers Ford is gearing up for a busy one. On track they offer fantastic racing action on world class circuits, whilst off track they can cater for all your needs with a fully licensed bar with both hot and cold buffets available. The Race Centre could be just what you are looking for this Christmas. Book your Christmas party early and receive a FREE voucher worth up to £90! If you are looking for the perfect gift for friends and family then Gift Vouchers are also available on their website. Order yours online today, including free P&P. The Race Centre is the ideal venue to host your events. With exclusive deals available for school holidays, children’s parties and corporate experiences, be sure to have a look at what they can offer you. Please call the venue on 023 8026 9927 for more information or alternatively, you can visit www.theracecentre.co.uk

We sell our products mainly at craft fairs but you can come and see us at our workshop in Allington Lane, West End. We have a website - www.dansgardenwoodcraft.co.uk and you can find us under Dan’s Garden Woodcraft on Facebook. We will be at the British Red Cross Autumn Fayre, in North Baddesley Village Hall on October 15th from 10.30 - 2.30, and at Lymington Masonic Hall Craft and Gift Market on October 22nd, from 10 - 4. We will also be at Southampton University Craft Fayre on November 27th from 10 - 4. Please come and see us!

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P&O Cruises to build new 180,000 tons LNG-powered ship for delivery in 2020 Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the largest cruise ship to be built specifically for the British market. The new ship will exceed 180,000 gross tons and will accommodate approximately 5,200 guests (lower berths). Through an innovative use of space, the ship will offer an extensive range of dining, entertainment and relaxing features.

P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “These are very exciting times. The number of British passengers taking a cruise in the past five years has significantly increased, boosted most recently by our very successful launch of Britannia last year. We know there is still huge potential as more and more people realise the value for money, choice and range of dining and entertainment options available on ships of all sizes. With an amazing range of itineraries, from two days to three months, there is a cruise to suit every budget.

The ship will be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, with an expected delivery date in 2020 and will feature the company’s exclusive “green cruising” design as one of the first generation of cruise ships to be fully powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, shipping’s most advanced fuel technology, which will significantly reduce air emissions.

“P&O Cruises is uniquely experienced in designing ships to meet the specific needs and aspirations of British passengers and the agreement by Carnival Corporation & plc to build a new ship of this size reflects all that our guests and prospective cruisers have been telling us and shows our confidence in the growth of the UK market. “This ship will be the largest in the P&O Cruises fleet, will have a striking new exterior and interior design and will comprehensively embrace the company’s classic and iconic features. Innovative new guest experiences will be announced soon.” The new vessel will be the most environmentally efficient ship in P&O Cruises history. The ship’s “green cruising” design will use LNG to generate 100 percent of her power both in port and on the open sea, significantly reducing exhaust emissions to help protect the environment in support of the company’s sustainability goals.

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Curdridge Amateur Drama Group

Rebeccah Evans BA (Hons) Reg. MBACP MNCS (Acc.) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Hampshire & London)

After a hectic first half of the year, with superb productions of “Racing Demons” and the spectacular “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”, the group is taking a well-earned rest from production this Autumn. However, casting and auditions for our March 2017 production of Sir Arthur Savile’s Crime (will it be on Crime-watch??) will take place in October. November will welcome a new venture, as there will be ‘an event’ which, it is hoped, will enable you, the audience, to see backstage, view a recording, see ‘who does what’ – have you ever wondered what, exactly, a Producer does? – and we may tempt you with some refreshments, too. Full details will be on our web-site www.curdridgedrama.co.uk

Are you feeling stuck or needing a sense of direction? Are you or someone you know needing help with anxiety, depression, self -confidence or relationship issues Do you need to talk? For an appointment please call Rebeccah Evans on: 07478 659 625 Or visit www.rebeccahevanscounselling.com The Yew Tree Clinic, Whiteley Surgery, Yew Tree Drive, Fareham, PO15 7LB

If you fancy attending or participating in an audition; wish to become a member or just register your interest, go to our website for a contact form. Don’t forget, we are casting soon!

Team Cross Country in aid of Jon Egging Trust “Fun, satisfaction, fresh air & exercise - the hobby you’ve always wanted!”

A team of students from East Midlands Universities Air Squadron recently completed a challenging cross-country cycle ride in aid of the Jon Egging Trust (JET) which concluded at HMS Collingwood in Fareham. With over 300 miles of road ahead of them, the team set off on their bikes from RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire. Their chosen route provided them with overnight stops at various MOD establishments along the way, allowing them to prepare for each day of intense cycling. The team took a total of 10 days to complete their journey from Yorkshire to Fareham. The challenge presented itself as a huge achievement for all involved as many had little previous interest or experience within any form of cycling, which was shown through the team’s celebration and relief when they reached the gates of HMS Collingwood.

Come and have a go - no prior experience necessary! Perfect for all ages - Men, Ladies, Juniors & Families. Selected dates & times at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club - from only £5pp - all equipment provided. For more information please call us on 01329 827222 or email camshall-pro@crown-golf.co.uk Cams Hall Estate Golf Club, Fareham PO16 8UP www.neweragolf.org www.camshallgolf.co.uk

One member of the team, Jake Butler, said: “We are all ecstatic and proud that we have accomplished this journey. The whole process has allowed us to pick up new skills, including modifying our route along the way to ensure the crew’s safety. We are also very grateful to have received help from the RAF Charitable Trust to fund the bikes for this challenge”. Ellie Orton, Interim CEO of JET, also added: “From now until 2019 we will be adding a new region each year. As we expand into new areas, fund raising efforts by our loyal supporters are more vital than ever to sustain our work nationwide. Many, many thanks to East Midlands University Air Squadron”. The JET is a charitable organisation which supports young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, helping them to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. They deliver accredited learning programmes to develop young people’s life and work skills by providing access to inspirational role models and life-changing opportunities linked to aviation, engineering and science. If you would like to get involved and support the team, then head to their Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ East-Midlands-UAS. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Carl Warner Biography

they first think that it is a picture of a real place, and then when they look closely, they realise that everything is made of food.

Born in Liverpool England in 1963, Carl now lives in Kent and works from his London based studio near to London Bridge’s colourful food emporium of Borough Market.

My work is used to advertise different types of food and I have put all my pictures into a new book which will show all the secrets of how they were created.

Having worked as a photographer in the advertising business for 25 years Carl stumbled on the idea of making landscapes out of food just over ten years ago and these ‘Foodscapes’ have now brought him world wide acclaim for his very own unique and individual art form. This has led not only to many commissions for international clients such as Nestle, Unilever and General Mills, but also to a publishing deal with Abrams books which saw the launch of his first book ‘Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes’ in November 2010. His work has been used in children’s hospitals, childhood obesity clinics, by nutritionalists and many other good causes to promote better eating habits in both children and adults. Carl is has now completed his second book ‘A World of Food’ which will be for children and will feature poems which are also written by Carl, he is now starting to exhibit his work around the world to audiences both young and old who enjoy the ‘pleasant deception’ of his imagery and the escape to his gastronomic paradise.

Q&A Q. What is your job title? I am a photographer an artist and now an author. Q. Please explain what you do. I create landscapes and other scenes out of food and then I photograph them in my studio using special lights to make the scene look as real as possible, so that when people look at them

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Why did you choose to do this job?

Q: Do you enjoy doing this job? Why?

Because I had an amazing talent and gift of being able to imagine things and I was always good at art. Photography is something that lets allows me the freedom to be creative and to make pictures for people to look at.

I love this job as I get to play with food and then eat it afterwards! It also gives me great satisfaction to see people look at my pictures and smile as they realise what they actually are.

Why is your job important? It is important because my work makes people smile and it inspires them to realise that human beings are capable of creating wonderful things.

This week I am building a chocolate train, but it is taking a very long time as I keep eating all the chocolate!


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Q: What is the best and worst part of your job? The best part is when I look through my camera to see the final food landscape once it is all built, it makes me very happy to see the idea I had imagined come to life before me and this is a really great feeling. I also love eating the food afterwards, so I suppose that is just as good. The worst part of my job is working with yucky or smelly ingredients like fish, and doing all the washing up afterwards. Q: Please tell us about your most memorable or funny experience while doing this job. The most memorable experience was when I made a seascape out of fish. It took all day long and into the evening working with fish which were obviously very smelly, but because it took all day, we grew used to the smell, so when we went home we did not know how bad we smelt! So when my son picked me up from the station that evening he said I smelt so bad that he drove all the way home with his head out of the car window. So all the people I sat next to on the train must have suffered this fishy smelling man in silence!

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Visit Carl’s website: www.carlwarner.com

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Dining Out THE BOLD FORESTER 20 Bridge Road, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7EL

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Located between Southampton and Fareham the Bold Forester is a traditional family run pub and restaurant offering fine wines, great ales and fantastic food

With our prime location a few moments’ walk away from the With our prime location a few moments’The walk away from magnificent marina at Lower Swanwick, Navigator pub,the its With our prime location a few moments’ walk awaythe from the magnificent marina at Lower Swanwick, Navigator pub, its restaurant and private dining room fullyThe embrace iconic magnificent marina atwith Lower The Navigator pub, its restaurant and private dining room fully embrace iconic ambience associated theSwanwick, seafaring traditions ofthe this lovely restaurant and private dining room fully embraceofthe ambience associated with the seafaring traditions thisiconic lovely part of Hampshire. ambience associated with seafaring traditions of this lovely part the of Hampshire. part aofquality Hampshire. We’ve carefully selected range of beers and wines, We’ve carefully quality rangeAles of beers and wines, including our ownselected stable ofa fine Upham brewed just down We’ve carefully a fine quality range of beers and wines, including our own stable Upham brewed just down the selected road in of the heart of theAles county. including our own stable Upham brewed just down the road in of thefine heart of theAles county. the road in themeals, heart of theacounty. The Navigator offers delicious with distinct ‘surf and turf’ The Navigator offers delicious meals, with a distinct ‘surf and turf’ theme and packed with locally-sourced ingredients. The Navigator offers delicious with a distinct ‘surf and turf’ theme and packed withmeals, locally-sourced ingredients. theme and packed with locally-sourced ingredients.

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Dining Out Evelyn’s Traditional Tea Rooms Evelyn’s Traditional Tea Rooms Here at Evelyn’s Traditional Tea Rooms, we have just celebrated our birthday.Traditional We are a Tea family run business, in Fair Herefirst at Evelyn’s Rooms, we have located just celebrated our first We friendly are a family business, located in Fair Oak and birthday. have a very staff run team to take care of you. Oak and have a very friendly staff team to take care of you. Our customers love our home baked menu, gluten free options and Our range customers love home menu, gluten free options and our of over 50our loose leafbaked teas and locally roasted coffee, all our rangesourced! of over Also, 50 loose leafdelighted teas and that locally coffee, all ethically we are weroasted have our very own ethically Also, we are that have our We verytake own range of sourced! teas for customers to delighted purchase in thewe tea rooms. range of teas customers to apurchase in of the6 tea rooms. We take bookings (via for phone only) for maximum people. bookings (via phone only) for a maximum of 6 people. We are proud to be registered as a dementia friendly business, We are proud to be designated registered as a dementia friendly have a dog friendly area inside and have abusiness, lovely have a dog friendly area inside have lovely for outdoor seating areadesignated in fine weather. We areand also wella known outdoor seating area in parties fine weather. We are also well our private vintage tea for all occasions and canknown cater for for our private vintage tea parties for all occasions and can cater for 14-40 guests. 14-40 guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Evelyn’s very soon! We look forward to welcoming you to Evelyn’s very soon!

Tea specialist - over 50 loose leaf teas & speciality coffees. Tea specialist - over 50 loose leaf teas & speciality coffees. Homemade Homemade cakes cakes and and pastries, pastries, breakfast, breakfast, lunch, lunch, cream cream teas teas & afternoon teas. Gluten free available. Wheelchair & afternoon teas. Gluten free available. Wheelchair access. access.

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Where better than Greece for some late summer sunshine If you are looking for a late summer getaway, the southern Greek Islands are hard to beat for value. When much of the Mediterranean is winding up for the season, the southern isle of Crete is still going strong with the weather generally holding until late October. With a large choice of resorts, Crete caters for all tastes from the chic and upmarket Elounda to the young and lively at Malia, and not forgetting the sleepy and authentic such as Maleme on the quieter western coast.

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Windows 10 – The Upgrade Continues...

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As you may be aware, the Windows 10 free upgrade offer finally expired on July 29th. Around 1 in 5 Windows PC users upgraded to Windows 10 during this offer! Which is a phenomenal statistic.

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Many people who did not do the upgrade were probably quite happy with their current version of the Windows operating system. But for anyone that missed the opportunity, or found that they could not upgrade due to hardware restrictions, worry not! There is still a way to get Windows 10 for free.

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Microsoft have created a loophole in the upgrade for those people that use Assistive Technologies. These are tools that have been designed to help people that have disabilities to use Windows. For example the high-contrast colour settings, voice activation, and Narrator mode, that reads on screen text out loud. Before upgrading your PC, we recommend backing up your entire PC to protect your data, just in case anything happens during the upgrade process… (See the last edition of the LOOP for our article on Cloud Storage ;-) if you haven’t got an external hard drive) OK so to start the upgrade you’ll need to go to this website https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Click the download button, and that will download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant in your Downloads folder. Run that program, and you’ll be prompted to confirm that you wish to run it, click yes. The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant will then pop up on your screen, and begin downloading the updates. This could take some time, depending on your internet speeds. When this process has finished, the Assistant will take you through a few additional options to complete the update, bear in mind that these can be changed after the Windows 10 upgrade.

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Once you have gone through the options, your computer will restart and begin the Windows 10 installation. Will I need to prove that I have a disability? This offer is not limited to any specific assistive technologies and Microsoft does not request proof that you genuinely need them. Microsoft has also yet to disclose when this loophole will be closed, however, a post from Microsoft suggests that it might at some point start insisting that Windows users contact its Disability Answer Desk. Don’t forget that you can always contact us for free impartial advice. Just give us a call at Hypersonic for hardware and software support, tuition, web design, data retrieval, commercial and home networking, all with an efficient and friendly service. Call Wayne or Gareth at Hypersonic IT 01489 582666. Email: wayne@hypersonic.co.uk contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Hampshire Farmers Market On October 1st, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets and Hill Farm Juice will be celebrating the apple harvest with a brand-new event – Applefest 2016. At Hill Farm, Swanmore, there will be apple-based entertainment throughout the day from 10.00am to 4.00pm. “This is a first for us and Hill Farm and we’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our producers and friends and families to Swanmore for the day,” says Alex Handford, Business Manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. For those who have apple trees in their back garden you’re invited to bring along your harvest to press, bottle and take home and there will be tractor rides around the farm before a sneak peak inside Hill Farm’s pressing/bottling plant. “There will be something for everyone at Applefest,” enthuses Will Dobson of Hill Farm. “Bring the kids along to have their faces painted and try their hands at some sand art. Grown ups can have a go at woodland coppicing, plus there will be live music all day,” he continues. As well as apples to press and juice to drink there will be plenty of other Hampshire produce to peruse. Berceries will be bringing along their delicious home-baked products to sell and the alwayspopular fishcakes by Catch Isle of Wight are sure to sell out on the day too. FNK have a plethora of pies to try at home, such as gourmet pork belly and Moroccan lamb. Pick up some honey from Mrs B’s Bees, jams and chutneys from Perfect Pickles, not forgetting something sweet from new Hampshire Farmers’ Markets member Purbeck Ice Cream. 34 | The LOOP


Plus it’s not just HFM members who will be attending, The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Co will have a stand, as well as Burley Fudge, Pre Punjabi and The Tipsy Pigs, among others. If you’re feeling peckish, Bowtells will be serving up their home reared, home produced burgers too. “We hope apple-lovers from all over the county will come and help us celebrate and make our first Applefest here at Hill Farm a success,” Alex concludes. Applefest 2016 takes place at Hill Farm, Droxford Road, Swanmore, Hampshire SO32 2PY. Find out more about Hampshire Farmers’ Markets on their website at www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

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Health & Fitness Beauty Diane Sheridan Diane Sheridan (MCFHP, MAFHP & RGN), owner of Sheridan Foot Health is a Foot Health Practitioner and Registered Nurse. Similar to a chiropodist and podiatrist, a foot health practitioner is able to care for and treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the feet.

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Foot Health: Sheridan Foot Health treatments are individually tailored and suitable for all ages including nail trimming, corn and callus removal, fungal nail, athlete’s foot, verrucae treatments and diabetic foot care. Consultation for the management and treatment of plantar fascititis, and orthotics including insoles are also available. At Sheridan Foot Health we have a revolutionary treatment for fungal toenail infections called Clearanail as well as Nail Reconstruction for those with unsightly nails. Diane also provides Home Visits for patients unable to attend the Portchester clinic.

Skin Health: Diane also provides Advanced Epilation, the removal of skin blemishes such as age spots, thread veins, skin tags, moles, warts, sebaceous cysts and sebaceous naevi. This type of treatment has been successfully used for many decades and is now available at our modern premises with friendly staff and happy clients alike. It is cost effective, with minimal pain and doesn’t involve surgery!

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Are You Using the Right Haircare? How Often do you stand in the haircare aisle at the supermarket, or browse online, staring at row after row or page after page of hair products and tools?

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Studio Red Fitness Frank Mangna; known as Mr FunkyFit is a motivator, personal trainer, fitness writer and the owner of Studio Red Fitness in Southampton.

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within the incision, blood in the lungs, nutritional deficiency conditions like osteoporosis and anaemia, digestive problems, ulcers, a leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity and many more. After rapid weight loss, you may notice muscle loss, excess or saggy skin, the more weight you lose, the more excess or saggy skin you will have. Access saggy skin will show on different parts of your body and this may lead to developing a low self esteem for the patient. The risk of complications are said to be lower in specialist centres that concentrate purely on these types of surgeries.

What happens after Surgery?

Why weight loss surgery? As fitness professional I feel that it’s important to share information about weight loss surgery. There are people out there who have been through the surgery and have managed to restore their lives. However there are some people who have found it extremely challenging to adjust to a new life after the surgery despite their weight loss results. Weight loss surgery is simply not for everyone and should be avoided at all costs. Weight loss surgery or (bariatric surgery) is used to treat people who are morbidly obese and in danger of serious medical conditions caused by excessive body fat. This type of surgery is only performed on people who have life threatening levels of obesity. People who have a body mass index (BMI) measuring over 35-40 and serious weight related health conditions are likely to be considered for this surgery. Weight loss surgery has proved to be effective in reducing excess body fat significantly quick in order to save lives. There are two well known types of weight loss surgeries, there’s the gastric band and the gastric bypass. However both the surgeries work well but can have complications if not conducted properly or if the post surgery instructions are not followed properly.

What is a gastric band?

Adapting to these two surgeries can prove to be difficult as the rapid changes from having a bigger stomach to a smaller one can make it hard for your body to get enough nutrients. You will get full more quickly when you eat, you will feel nauseated, shaky, weak and light headed, you will experience some belly pain and tender soreness to the incision after surgery. Your stomach will only handle liquids and small soft foods. You will experience irregular bowel movement; you will experience discomfort and nausea which will lead to vomiting. You won’t be able to over eat as this will lead to over stretching of your stomach. You may also end up taking vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of your life. It is highly recommended that you see a dietician for the first few months so they can provide you with a healthy diet plan which consists of all the vital nutrients.

How to avoid weight loss surgery? As you may already know that prevention is better than cure weight loss surgery is not the easy way out. You will still need to do the dieting and exercising even after your surgery. It is important to recognise and deal with weight gain issues urgently. When your body mass index (BMI) is beyond the recommended 25 and you carry more fat than muscle, then you should know that it’s time to take action. If you have a problem with your eating or have an addiction to unhealthy food it’s highly recommended that you get some counselling or speak to a dietician or health professional. Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day which could be anything from walking to structured exercise. Try to join a gym and get some advice from Personal trainers and gym instructors. You can avoid these gruelling surgical solutions by just getting the right advice, changing your lifestyle and making the right choices. Start today! Contact Mr FunkyFit; studiored@frankfitnesstrainer.co.uk

The gastric band surgery involves reducing the amount of food you can hold at a time by putting an adjustable band around your stomach. The surgeon creates a small pouch in the stomach by dividing the stomach into a large and small portion. The small part of the stomach is stapled or sewn together to create a pouch which can only hold a cup full amount of food at a time. Because of the small stomach people get restricted to eating less enabling them to feel full quickly.

What is a gastric bypass? The gastric bypass surgery involves reducing the length of your digestive system and making your stomach smaller. The small stomach pouch is disconnected from the first part of the small intestine called the (duodenum) and then connected to a part of the small intestine farther below called the (jejunum). This is so that the food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum bypassing the duodenum. This process holds back the absorption of nutrients and calories into the body.

Are these surgeries risky? All these surgeries are adapted to meet individual needs; however the patient must stick to the doctor’s instructions to prevent any major problems from happening. The patient may get infections contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Health & Fitness Abshot & Atlas Gyms It has been over two decades, from 1995 that Abshot Country Club has evolved into one of the South’s leading independent Health Clubs. Diversifying the site between leisure, residential and holiday cottages has enabled the business to thrive and improve during all financial climates.

Abshot Country Club’s focus is on family membership in the relaxed friendly environment that is not intimidating to the total gym novice. With a free crèche facility and Under 6’s complimentary more and more parents have got back into fitness with the convenience of the free childcare and enjoying family time at no extra cost. Although Abshot has continually reinvested into the facilities, the retention of Members has been due to the commitment, loyalty and quality of instructors. Jason Vigiers, Managing Director of Abshot Country Club was keen to explore new ventures within the Health & Fitness market. Together with the support and knowledge of Pinnacle Performance & Training, and business partner Richard Spacey, a new breed of gym has opened at 89 Southampton Road, Segensworth. Atlas Gym is a High Performance Training Centre, limiting its Membership subscriptions to just 300, the objective is to provide an industry leading facility and create the ultimate environment for clients to excel towards their health & fitness goals. With increase in participation in areas including Resistance Training, Calisthenics Training and modified Strongman Training, Atlas Gym has the long term vision of offering its Members access to all of these training modalities. There are strict rules to ensure both male and female clients enjoy the experience of Atlas Gym each and every time: • No mobile phone use whilst training • All weights to be replaced (membership will be revoked if not abided) • Appropriate gym clothing, correct training vests covering the chest Going hand in hand with this new venture we are pleased to be offering a sponsorship package to numerous sports persons that we feel can endorse Atlas Gym to being the very best training facility in Hampshire. We are looking to support committed individuals or teams that wish to excel in their chosen sport. The intention is to evolve the Atlas brand into a Southern Sports Management Company utilising our 20 year business network, our facilities both at Abshot & Atlas and our trainers to ensure our clients solely focus on their goals. To enquire about sponsorship and arrange an interview, please send CV to Atlas Gym, 89 Southampton Rd, Southampton SO31 6AF.

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training equipment 4 squash courts Indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room (swim only memberships available which include the aquacise classes) Fitness classes all included in the membership at no extra cost Children under 6 years free Crèche – free for first 2 hours a week


Atlas Gym is a unique training facility for a select 300 clientele on a monthly or annual membership subscription. For those looking to fast track their health and fitness goals, as an add on to your membership you also have the option to enrol into a competitive rate personal training package, starting from as little as £17.00, exclusively provided by Pinnacle Performance & Training. As a result, Atlas Gym offer our members not just the best equipment but the best trainers too. • Bespoke multi -functional Rig – 4 x squat racks – Monkey Bars – Multiple Pull Ups – Jammer Press • Over 1000KG of standard and bumper plates • Assault Bikes • Watt Bikes • Concept 2 Skierg and Rowers – The new and traditional concept designed machines

Little Abshot Road, Titchfield Common, Fareham PO14 4LN t: 01489 573936 e: info@abshotcountryclub.com www.abshotcountryclub.com contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Autumn Steam Gala Our Autumn Steam Gala always aims for the spectacular, with a dazzling display of steam powered magic! Fares Adult £25, Adult 3 day pass £50, Child 3 day pass £26, Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £13, Child under 2 FREE Family (2 Adults and 2 Children – 1 child effectively free) £63 We are unable to offer footplate rides during this event. Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day. Contact: Mid Hants Railway, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JG Tel: 01962 733810

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How Clean is Your Tile? Natural Stone, Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are beautiful to look at and are worth every penny of your investment! but what happens when they get dirty? Do they lose a little of their ‘wow factor’? Are you tired of getting down on your hands and knees to scrub grout lines or have you just given up? Well, fear not for the Hampshire Tile Doctor is here to help. They offer free advice and free quotations on how to clean and restore any sort of natural stone, be it Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Terracotta, Slate, Victorian tiles, etc. Imagine your natural limestone entrance hall floor tiles, your terracotta or slate kitchen floor tiles, or your ceramic bathroom wall tiles, even your granite worktops and splash-backs being made to look as if they were freshly laid.

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Also, have you ever noticed the difference in shade of colour of the grout at the very edge of the room, which should be almost as new and the grout in the middle of the floor? It can be surprising how, even with regular mopping, the grout always looks dirty. Why? Because the grout channel attracts dirt which mopping often glides over. So why not let The Tile Doctor clean the grout so it looks new again? The old days of mops and toothbrushes are gone forever! And what if the grout is also badly stained? No problem, they can even re-co|our the grout for you from a range of subtle colours. After the cleaning process they apply a professional coating of an impregnating sealer, which sinks into the tile and/or grout and gives an invisible protective barrier that will leave your floors so much easier to clean. Sadly, some tile fitters never seal the tiles or grout they lay, which means you could damage your floor by spilling some everyday products you have in your kitchen or bathroom. Let the Tile Doctor clean and protect for you. Call now 0800 695 695 9 or visit www.hampshireti|edoctor.co.uk, for a free ‘demo’!

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Boarhunt Vehicle Services was founded in 1964 and has grown into one of the leading vehicle service providers on the South Coast.


The three primary specialist arms of Boarhunt are Vehicle Recovery, Garage Services and Car & Van Rental. Each dedicated to delivering the highest standards of excellence to our customers. We are also committed to establishing long term relationships not only with our customers but also with our staff and suppliers, based upon the highest ethical standards of fairness and professionalism. Testimonial: I have just used your service from Asda in Portsmouth, Mike Hill was wonderful. There were problems with my battery and I was nervous about driving home in case I broke down again. Mike assisted me and then followed me home. He was helpful, courteous and despite being very busy did not make me feel stupid. What a gent, thank you so much, excellent service.


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Hambledon Vineyard

Hosted by Winchester Cocoa Company, whose award winning chocolates fit perfectly well with our wines. A chance to sample 5 wines and 6 chocolates - we shall work out which flavours work with each wine. A tour of the vineyard is included. Winchester Cocoa Company handcrafts luxury filled chocolates and confectionery using fresh cream and the finest ingredients. They create delicate, imaginative flavour combinations designed to make your taste buds come alive. Paired with Hambledon and Meonhill wines it’s a treat not to be missed! Takes place on Saturday 5th November. Tickets £25.00 per ticket Contact: 023 9263 2358. Hambledon VineyardEast Street, Hambledon, Portsmouth PO7 4RY

Southampton Christmas Festival The Southampton Christmas Festival takes place on Above Bar pedestrian precinct on Saturday 12 November - Friday 23 December 2016. It features a traditional German market operated by internationally renowned WELA Märkte, featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. The market includes over 40 independent stallholders offering a range of hand-made, authentic gifts including wooden toys, baskets, soaps, lamps and jewellery, as well as Christmas decorations. This free festival also boasts daily entertainment with musicians performing in every Chalet. One of the highlights of the festival is a ‘Flying Santa’ who will take to the sky over the city centre twice each day from Monday - Saturday at 5.00pm and 7.00pm, Sundays 4.00pm and 5.00pm (subject to weather conditions). The specialist high wire artist Falko Traber will perform the ‘Flying Santa’ show. Falko holds several high wire world records. He will be in a sleigh with his reindeers at a height of 25m and will “fly” over the Festival twice daily on Above Bar Street. Each show lasts approx. 15 minutes. After each show, Santa will invite children to accompany him to the large Advent calendar and will hand out small treats to all children (provided they have been good!). Opening hours: 10.00am-8.00pm. Bar opening hours - 10.00am-10.00pm.

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Breast Cancer Haven – Your help through the toughest times A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary but people need so much more to get them through it. That is where Breast Cancer Haven comes in. From our centre based in Titchfield we support women, men and their families throughout the Wessex region and help them to cope with the debilitating effects of treatment and the emotional toll of living with the breast cancer. Our support is free of charge and available to anyone affected by breast cancer – whatever stage they are at, wherever they are in their medical treatment or wherever they live. Some of the free therapies available: • Counselling

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Marian Parfitt, Breast Cancer Haven’s Manager of the Titchfield centre says: “Everybody’s experience of breast cancer is different, so we tailor each person’s care to their particular situation and concerns. Our trained professional nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers listen to each person’s individual concerns and give them all the practical, emotional and physical support you need in a tailor-made support plan. This could include emotional help – for individuals and their families, help combatting stress, exhaustion and nausea brought on by chemotherapy and practical advice on things like healthy eating, exercise, money and work. And above all, there is always someone here to talk to about their deepest fears. “Almost 3,000 people are currently in treatment in the Wessex region which includes Hampshire and its bordering counties and we want to help as many of these people as we can. “We are celebrating our first anniversary in October and since we opened we have helped over 300 people, who come to us for on average about four months each. “In April we stated a Younger Women’s Support Group and a Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group which have been very well attended – sometimes just sharing experiences with other people in a similar situation can be really helpful”.

“The hospital got rid of my breast cancer but Breast Cancer Haven put me back together again.” Jackie, service user

If you have been affected by breast cancer, please contact us on 01329 559290 or wessexreception@thehaven.org.uk or visit our website www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk Breast Cancer Haven in Wessex relies on charitable donations to keep its services running and free for those who need them. If you would like to get involved in fundraising, please contact Sally on 01329 559290 or visit our website www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/getinvolved 50 | The LOOP


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The Green Blue supports call on UK Government to ban microbeads in cosmetics Tackling the environmental impact of microplastics

How can you help?

Microbeads can be used in medicine for a range of treatments, but do we really need them in face wash and other body scrubs?

The Green Blue, the joint environment programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine, is mindful that people having showers on boats without greywater holding tanks will be contributing to the amount of microbeads in the ocean possibly without realising it.

Recently a number of countries have decided to ban cosmetic microbeads, including the US and Canada. Here in the UK, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has called for a national ban by the end of 2017.

Damaging marine life Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries, harming marine life and entering the food chain. “The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean. “Cosmetic companies’ voluntary approach to phasing out plastic microbeads simply won’t wash. We need a full legal ban, preferably at an international level as pollution does not respect borders. “If this isn’t possible after our vote to leave the EU, then the Government should introduce a national ban. The best way to reduce this pollution is to prevent plastic being flushed into the sea in the first place.”

Global evidence Across the globe there is overwhelming evidence that microbeads are in our oceans and the rate is increasing. Here in the UK, microplastics are being found in our oceans by scientists who are trawling the surface of the water with a fine mesh. The majority of microbeads which are used on land enter the sewerage network where it is estimated about 1% remain in solution and do not get filtered. Up to 86 tonnes of microbeads from personal care products are washed into the marine environment from the UK every year. The problem with microbeads is that they end up in the food chain and the long term effects to human and marine health are still not known.

Jane Swan, Project Manager of The Green Blue, said: “As boaters we all have a vested interest in protecting the environment where we spend our leisure time and The Green Blue is dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible advice on how to do that. “Grey water discharge from sinks and showers can be very damaging to sensitive aquatic life. There are a number of publications which list the scrubs that do and do not have microbeads in them – the most up-to-date being Flora and Fauna International’s Good Scrub Guide. “Boaters may also like to download the app called ‘Beat the Microbead.’ Using this app you simply scan the barcode and it will tell you if the product has microbeads. The Green Blue team used the app in the shower facility at the RYA and found one item to have microbeads in it. The owner did not know that microbeads were in the product. “There is an array of highly effective natural sustainable options that have a hugely reduced impact on the environment, so we urge boaters to think carefully about the impact of their grey water discharge.” Government will respond to the recommendations of the Environmental Audit Committee in the coming months – watch this space! For more advice on how to maintain, equip and operate your boat in an environmentally friendly manner visit www.thegreenblue.org.uk/ Boat-Users

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Marwell Zoo Visitors to Marwell Zoo, near Winchester, can enjoy lots of new arrivals this year including, Amur leopard cubs, Amur tiger cubs and zebra foals! Marwell Zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a world renowned, action oriented charity leading conservation programmes in the UK and Africa. There’s more than 170 species to see at Marwell Zoo and over 140 acres of beautiful parkland to explore with play parks, trains, animal talks and feeds there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings. In August the zoo’s tiger cubs made their first appearance and they’re delighting guests with their playful antics. This is mum, Milla and dad, Bagai’s first litter together. Both tigers are part of an important European endangered species Breeding Programme (EEP) which maintains a healthy captive population of tigers and preserves critical genetic diversity for the future. As wells as little tiger cubs the zoo celebrated the birth of some of the rarest cats in the world, the Amur leopard. The leopard cub twins took their first tentative steps out of their den at the beginning of September. With fewer than 70 Amur leopards remaining in the wild, these cubs are not only wonderful to watch but they are a vital addition to the future of the species. The zoo has also welcomed the arrival of Safiya, a Grevy’s zebra foal who can be seen in the ‘Wild Explorers’ exhibit, which is also home to white rhino, ostrich and scimitar-horned oryx. There are lots of adoptions on offer at the zoo, including their new arrivals, so why not treat a loved one to a very special furry surprise! Or book a special animal encounter for an experience of a lifetime! Visit the Marwell website www.marwell.org.uk and click on the ‘support us’ link for more information. 58 | The LOOP


This summer Marwell Wildlife launched a trail of ‘Marwell’s Zany Zebras’ in the city of Southampton and a miniature trail at the zoo. In October, all the sculptures will be brought together for a ‘Zebratastic’ event at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Visitors can view all 150 of the sculptures in one place. For more information about Marwell’s Zany Zebras visit www.zanyzebras.org.uk Marwell’s Zany Zebras was not only a spectacular fun-filled event but it also raised awareness of Marwell Wildlife’s conservation work in Africa. Marwell Wildlife has been working with Grevy’s zebra for a long time, contributing to the development and implementation of a national plan for their conservation in Kenya. This includes

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After the Zebratatsic event, the Marwell’s Zany Zebras will be sold at auction to raise funds to conserve endangered Grevy’s zebras and other wildlife. This winter sees the return of the award-winning ‘Christmas at Marwell’. Make your family’s Christmas magical and join in the festivities at the zoo as they celebrate with a few special friends. It’s one of the top 15 places to see Santa in the UK according to netmums.com. The event runs from 19th November - 24th December 2016. To book tickets or to find out more visit www.marwell.org.uk Visitors to Marwell Zoo can enjoy a range of daily talks and feeds including curious coatis, snow leopard feeds and penguin talks. Download the app for the latest information and discover even more fascinating facts about the residents at Marwell Zoo. You can read all about the zoo’s latest updates in their magazine ‘Marwell News’. Find out about the zoo’s latest arrivals, new exhibits, the latest conservation developments in Africa, special events taking place and meet some of the staff that work for the charity. Read the latest edition by clicking ‘Latest News’ on the Marwell website.


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Andy Comley - Singer-songwriter Singer-songwriter Andy Comley, Acoustic Routes Tour, Shedfield Reading Rooms, 26th November 2016 Having played on three continents and supported some of the UK’s top singer-songwriters such as Boo Hewerdine (Eddie Reader), Emily Barker, and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), singer-songwriter Andy Comley is moving out of the usual venues and heading back to his roots, by embarking on a tour of rural halls, which will begin at the Shedfield Reading Rooms and then move countrywide. The gigs will be a sit down, lights out, spotlight on, affairs but that’s not the only way they will differ from your average gig. Although the music will be the usual line-up of Andy on acoustic guitar and vocals and Dave Bulbeck on double bass, this time they will be playing and singing to only one microphone to get a rich, but delicate, live sound - more of the player, less of the technology. This format will make for intimate, atmospheric evenings for the audience and performer alike. Doors open 7.00pm for 7.45pm start. Tickets £12 on the door, or £10 online. For more information visit www.andycomley.com.

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Not Just Another Charity Shop The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Connie Hockley, recently opened the latest addition to the Rowans Hospice family of shops in Stubbington Green on Thursday 8th September at 11.00am.


In reaction to the growing trend in crafts and upcycling, the shop in Stubbington will sell homewear, kitchenalia and children’s clothing as well as upcycled furniture and craft materials. Rather than being just another charity shop, Rowans Hospice hopes to surprise and delight customers with a wide range of goods. Katie Green, Retail Area Coach, said: “Stubbington seemed to be the perfect location for our new shop with the lovely shops and the tea rooms that are nearby. We hope our shop will add to the retail experience already on offer in the village.” Teresa Ross, Stubbington Shop Manager, said “I am really excited to join the Rowans Hospice’ team and to be managing such a beautiful shop.” Keeley Goszczynski, Stubbington Sales Assistant, added, “The whole team here is looking forward to being part of the Stubbington community and we can’t wait to open our doors to the public.” Visit the shop at 27 Stubbington Green, Stubbington, Fareham, PO14 2JY. Anybody wishing to volunteer at the shop should contact peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk.


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Equinox Sailing offer opportunity to experience yacht sailing

Beaulieu Firework Display One of the largest firework displays in the south, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family will be on Sailing Saturday 29th October. With a Music from the Movies Equinox invites you to theme, visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress for a join us to experience sailing on chance16th to win a prize Sunday October 2016.for the best outfit. Arrive early and enjoy the attractions Beaulieu Our free tasterof sessions will before fireworks and live entertainment.

Local sailing school Equinox Sailing are offering the opportunity to experience yacht sailing on give an insight intoextra what charge enjoy old time fairground Foryou a great value the Solent. This is an exciting opportunity for it’s like to sail a yacht. entertainments, including a big wheel, gallopers and a coconut those who would like to get involved in sailing, Sessions shy. We’re10.00-12.00 all set to make this a firework party to remember. but aren’t sure where to start. and 14.00-16.00 Programme of Events On Sunday 16th October 2016, Equinox Sailing are offering 2 Get hands on with ropes sailing ‘taster’ sessions on their yacht, a Sigma 38 called ‘Rho’. 3.00pm - Event commences. Explore the National Motor Museum, and sails and even take the The sessions will take place from the sailing school’s home base Palace House, Beaulieu helm under the keen eye of Abbey and have fun on Old-Time at Hamble Yacht Services (HYS), Hamble Port, Hamble-le-Rice. our instructor. fairground rides. 5.00pm - Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and Each session will last two hours, during which there will be an children’s play area close. National Motor Museum remains open. bookwill onto a session us 105 on stage opens with Rick Jackson. Enjoy live opportunity to participate in sailing the yacht. Tea and To coffee 6.30pmcontact - Wave info@equinoxsailing.com or call be available in the marina, along with shore-based activities and entertainment. 7.30pm (approx) - BOOM! Fireworks set to a Music the chance to speak to Equinox Sailing staff and instructors about 07788from 548989 the Movies soundtrack. 8.00pm (approx) - Live entertainment ways to get involved in sailing. continues on Wave 105 stage. 9.30pm - Event closes. The sailing sessions are completely free and open to all (over the age of 16). Equinox Sailing is an RYA training center and has been running RYA and bespoke sailing courses, mile building events and race training from their Hamble base for four years. Sailing tuition and race training is provided for sailors of all levels of experience. The taster sessions will take place at 10.00 and 14.00 on Sunday 16th October 2016. Participation in the event must be booked in advance, contact Equinox Sailing on 07788 548989 or info@equinoxsailing.com More information on the taster event and a complete list of courses and events is available at www.equinoxsailing.com

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Equinox Sailing invites you to join us to experience sailing on Sunday 16th October 2016. Our free taster sessions will give you an insight into what it’s like to sail a yacht. Sessions 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 Get hands on with ropes and sails and even take the helm under the keen eye of our instructor. To book onto a session contact us on info@equinoxsailing.com or call

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The festival will be taking place inside what is set to be Europe’s largest bier tent for a Bavarian style festival in Portsmouth Guildhall Square. This event will showcase some of the best oompah bands from around the world, plus a large selection of traditional German foods and those all-important steins! Oktoberfest Portsmouth celebrates an ongoing 65-year partnership between Portsmouth and Duisburg, Germany, as twin cities since 1950.

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Doug Cole I have been painting professionally for 6 years now, but it’s only been the last year that I have been doing it full time. The work I do is so varied, and every job is so different. I paint anything from individual canvases, to cafes, care homes, and schools. The canvases I paint are usually commissioned as a unique gift for someone, and often include specific subjects such as, a favourite scene from a film, family portraits with a particular background/ setting, and I have even painted someone’s family crest! The jobs I enjoy most are working in schools as the children always love to get involved and they are always so enthusiastic about it. It is so rewarding for the children to see their ideas come to life on the walls, and their teachers/parents are always amazed at the artwork that is there for years to come. I love hearing what ideas people have for me, sometimes they are very specific, but a lot of the time they are just a vague idea, which I’m happy to build on with the customer. My goal isn’t just to satisfy the customer, but to amaze them every time.

Hand painted, unique designs to transform your home, school, restaurant, pub, cafe, care home, workplace, or for an amazing gift Contact me with your ideas, I can paint you anything, any size, on walls or canvas, have a look on my Facebook page - Doug Cole’s Magnific Murals or my website www.magnificmurals.co.uk for more of my work! Contact me on Tel: 07552 626295 Email: dougcole@hotmail.co.uk


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Getting Married this year or Next?

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Keeping your Pets Happy and Healthy this Winter Before the onset of winter now is a good time to assess our furry companions. Whether dog, cat, rabbit or exotic as owners we need to be aware of our pets condition so that should any changes occur we can act immediately. It is important for them to be in the best of health before the challenges of the winter months. Firstly are you vaccinations, flea and worm control up to date? Visiting your vet in order to do so, gives you the opportunity to go over any health queries you may have; thus building up a relationship with the professional in charge of your pets health. It is good to know your pet physically so that you can identify when something is amiss. Checking weight and recording regularly, enables an owner to act if a pet loses or gains too much (maybe indicating a problem). Teeth and gum checks are important to identify early signs of periodontal disease, any tartar build-up or for cracked or broken teeth that may cause discomfort. Knowing what your pets eyes and ears look like normally is vital; when changes do occur, you can then act quickly and get them treated, as these issues usually turn very nasty quickly if left alone. Again knowing your pet skin and body highlights problems should they occur and again treatment should be sought if anything untoward presents itself. Changes in the way your pet moves can indicate problems early. Take time out to observe how your pet gets up, walks and runs; identifying problems is easier when you know how your dog is normally. With your understanding of your pet and the vets knowledge, together you can keep your family member fit and healthy and prevent chronic conditions. Some premium Healthy Pet Clubs offer complimentary health checks throughout the year without charge so it is worth asking your vet if they do this. Take time out today and get to know your pet; one day you’ll be glad you did. Tel: 01489 607001 www.heathsidevets.co.uk


South Coast Installations run by the McLean family has been established since 1985 and is one of the leading specialists in the PVC-u window, door and conservatory industry. We have all our own workforce. We do not employ commission only salesmen or contractors. We offer free quotations and advice and do not take deposits. All our products come with a 10 year guarantee. You can rest assured we really care about your home as if it were our own and are looking after your investment.


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Local Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Specialists OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR: Our homes are used more with all the family and friends around to celebrate the occasion, why not get your carpets and upholstery cleaned and freshened up in time. We are now taking bookings for pre-christmas cleans. With all the extra footfall your carpets will endure or the accidentally spilt drink on the sofa, your carpets and upholstery need protection. Our stain protection offers resistance to stains and spills, prolongs the life of the fibers and also protects against dust mites, carpet beetles and moths. OUR MATTRESS CLEANING SERVICE: Not only cleans, treats stains and sterilises, our Mattress Medic service includes Actiguard which not only kills dust mites and bed bugs it also helps protect from future infestations.

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CARPET CLEANING: Our rigorous cleaning techniques ensures no dirt is left and your Carpets are left feeling fresh with a quick drying time. UPHOLSTERY CLEANING: Our tried and tested cleaning methods ensure you will be delighted with your Sofa, be that fabric or leather. RUG CLEANING: Rugs of all shapes, sizes, and origins benefit greatly from the exceptional rug cleaning service we offer. Check out our website for further services on your carpets and soft furnishings.

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Stamps, and more, Ahoy! Southampton Stamp Club, formally known as the Southampton and District Philatelic Society, is gearing up for a busy winter programme of meetings and events. Most important amongst these is the Society’s Grand Auction. This year it will be held on 22nd October at the Pear Tree Church Hall in Woolston. Viewing starts at 10.30am with the auction commencing after lunch. The auction catalogue is now available and postal bidding is allowed. There is no buyer’s premium and full details can be found on the Society’s newly updated website, www.southamptondps.org.uk. Society Auctioneer Mel Bradshaw is very pleased with both the quantity of lots being offered and their quality. At the beginning of October the Society will be welcoming the Ferndown Society to their Tuesday evening meeting and then in the middle of the month, the 15th to be exact, the Society will be represented at the Hampex Exhibition at Wickham. The Society holds three meetings each month with full details of all the meetings on the website. Visitors are always welcome to turn up on the day but it is probably easier to make contact initially with Eddie Mays by email at prsoton@gmail.com. Next year the Society will be celebrating its 85th anniversary and already the committee are well advanced with the 2017 programme.

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New Barchester care home in Fareham begins serving the community The Fernes Care Home in Fareham has now opened and the first people to move in are settling in well and enjoying getting to know the home’s friendly staff team. The stunning purpose-built home, which boasts spectacular views over the Meon Valley, offers quality residential care services and dedicated dementia care to people from surrounding areas. Barchester is committed to providing the best possible care environments and promotes dignity and choice by tailoring surroundings to accommodate people requiring different care services. The Fernes has been designed to a high standard with luxury fittings and furnishings throughout and ample dining and lounge space for everyone to enjoy. At The Fernes, as in many Barchester homes, dementia services are offered in a unique care environment called a Memory Lane Community. The purposeful design encourages people living with dementia to lead a full and active life, staying as independent as possible. The living space encourages residents to interact with their surroundings, for example facilities such as life-skills kitchens allow those individuals living with dementia to continue to experience the familiarity of everyday household tasks like setting the table for dinner, washing up or baking. The home’s dedicated care staff are trained to recognise the importance of the lives and individual experiences of all residents and make it a priority to know the life histories of the people in their care. “Providing comfort and a homely environment in first-class care settings is something we are proud of”, says Catherine Bezer, General Manager at The Fernes Care Home. 76 | The LOOP


“The best way to find out about the care we provide is to come and visit us and get a good feel about what The Fernes is all about and how we tailor care to meet your needs or those of a relative or friend. Remember, our doors are always open for anyone wanting a tour and we’ll always do our best to accommodate requests.” If you would like to take the opportunity to see The Fernes firsthand, please make an appointment to come and visit us, so we can demonstrate the warmth of our welcome. You can contact us on 01329 655083 or for further information about Barchester Healthcare, please visit: www.barchester.com

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Staff at The Fernes are excited to welcome their first residents This brand new Barchester care home is purpose-built for older people, offering bespoke residential and dementia care. As well as beautiful surroundings and wonderful views of the Meon Valley, residents enjoy a delicious choice of home-cooked food and variety of daily activities.

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HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2016

Join with thousands of others on Thursday 27 October as HMS Sultan hosts a fun filled evening of entertainment at the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2016. As well as the main event there will be entertainers including fire breathers and a funfair with rides at very reasonable rates. The evening has lots on offer to keep you entertained before the big fireworks finale and with free parking for all, the evening promises to offer excellent value for money. With additional savings also on offer to those who have purchased advance tickets, the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2016 is sure to be a night to remember. The gates will open on the day at 6.00pm, with the Bonfire lit at 7.15pm and the main display at 8.00pm. The gates will close at 10.30pm. Tickets: £15 (Family 2+2); £5 (Adults); £4 (children Under 14). Advance tickets will be made available at a substantially discounted rate from local vendors from 6th October. Vendor details will be released shortly. Disabled access and facilities available. For more information visit: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/sultanfireworks 78 | The LOOP




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Premier Marinas Welcome Hair Salon to Swanwick Marina Last month saw Joseph Joseph hair salon open its doors for the first time at Swanwick Marina. Business owners and award-winning hair stylists Richard Bartlett and Justin Cusack head up the team, and Danielle Marie Fullick is the salon’s full-time colour technician and hair stylist. All stylists are qualified and experienced in the latest hairstyles and haircare treatments. Whether you’re looking for a simple cut and blowdry or want a specific style, the team are on hand to discuss and offer you professional advice on your desired look. Using the very best hair products, including US brands Goldwell, and Phyto, they are dedicated to style and delivering superior hairdressing.

time out of his career to sail his Westerly Storm 33 around the world for 18 months, so as well as having a few tales to share, it’s a dream come true for him to be working by the water. Premier Marinas is looking forward to working with Joseph Joseph. For further information and to book an appointment call 01489 575402 or visit www.josephjosephhair.com.

Open from 8.00am, five days a week (closed Sundays and Mondays) with late appointments available when prebooked, Richard is excited about getting to know Swanwick’s berth holders and introducing them to the salon services. Trained at Vidal Sassoon, he took contactus@loopmagazine.net

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SPACE TIMES UK Follow us on twitter! @SpaceTimesUK

In this edition Rosetta’s comet lander Philae found Rosetta and the UK Tim Peake to attend Schools conference in Portsmouth 2nd November 2016 New colour images of Martian terrain released by NASA

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Rosetta’s comet lander Philae found On Friday 2 September, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera showed the Philae lander’s location on Comet 67P/Churyumov– Gerasimenko (Comet 67P) for the first time. Philae was spotted over 2km away from the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on the surface of the comet.

Can you spot Philae? Credit ESA

Rosetta deployed the Philae lander on 12 November 2014. It was last seen at Agilkia, before flying again and ending up in Abydos. Establishing communication with Philae was difficult with its primary battery being exhausted and the lander went into hibernation. Philae briefly communicated with Rosetta in June and July 2015 as the comet came closer to the Sun and more power became available. Establishing communication with the lander was difficult; however these new images show the cause was Philae’s orientation.

The news comes less than a month before Rosetta ends its mission and descends onto the comet’s surface. During Philae’s first bounce off of the comets surface, UK-led instrument Ptolemy sampled ambient gas and detected main components of coma gases, including water vapour, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Smaller amounts of carbonbearing organic compounds were also detected, such as formaldehyde. Ian Wright, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University and Principal Investigator for the Ptolemy instrument, said: Finding Philae is strangely rewarding and emotional news. For those of us who worked for so long on this project it is great to see the spacecraft one more time. This will give all of the Ptolemy team a sense of closure on the mission.

Rosetta and the UK With funding from the UK Space Agency and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Rosetta is a mission with significant UK involvement from industry and science.

Credit ESA

Philae’s instruments include a gas analyser, the Ptolemy instrument, which was designed and built by teams from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council’s RAL Space and the Open University. Ptolemy has an on-board oven for heating comet samples and collects data to analyse the relationship between water ice on comets and the Earth’s oceans. Ptolemy also studies the nature of organic material on the comet and uses this to investigate the relationship with similar materials from other Solar System bodies. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Credit: Tim Peake - Principia ESA

Tim Peake to attend Schools conference in Portsmouth 2nd November 2016 British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be attending the UK Space Agency’s Schools Conferences, taking place at the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday 02 November and the University of York on Saturday 05 November. The Schools Conferences will celebrate the work done by over a million school students throughout the UK, inspired by Tim’s Principia mission. Students will present their work through talks and exhibitions to Tim and experts from the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency (ESA), our partner organisations and the space sector. The UK Space Agency has invested £3 million in the biggest education and outreach initiative ever undertaken for an ESA astronaut. Over a million young people have taken part in a broad spectrum of curriculum-linked projects, including scientific experiments, coding challenges, family shows at local science centres, creative writing and more.

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Tim Peake said, “Encouraging students to engage with my Principia mission was always something that I had hoped to do and I am thrilled at the range of different things young people have done to follow my mission. I’m really looking forward to hearing about all these tremendous projects direct from the students themselves.” Jeremy Curtis, the UK Space Agency’s Head of Education and Skills, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for students and pupils to find out what it’s like to be part of a professional conference. We want to celebrate the achievements of young people across the whole country, to meet with them and to hear more about what they have done. It’s great that Tim is able to join us for both of these events.”

New colour images of Martian terrain released by NASA The Rover on Mars has encountered new views on the surface of Mars showing its rocky terrain. Credit NASA

Credit NASA

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Seaside Cat Hotel

For a touch of luxury extra services are included in our Four and Five Star Packages.


Our Three-star package offers our high standard of luxury rooms and attention, along with our daily maid service, night time steward, daily grooming, massage and personal trainer. Meals are selected from the Quarterdeck Menu to our guests’ personal taste.

At the Seaside Cat Hotel, we aim to give our guests a relaxing and luxury experience, a real home from home. The Hotel has been carefully designed to be fully compliant with the latest licencing conditions 2013 (revised June 2016). All rooms are en-suite, have a daily maid service and an evening steward, to provide for our guests every need. A daily massage, grooming session and personal trainer session are included. All our rooms are divided into a heated private cabin for relaxing, and a promenade to stretch your legs, sleep in the sunshine, enjoy the sea air or watch the world go by. All cabins have a thermostatically controlled heating system, so our guests are warm and cosy whatever the weather. Each have a relaxation pod to get away from it all, an open bed to doze and a massage centre for a rub in those hard to reach places. All our sleeping areas have bespoke handmade quilts, with soft bedding you can snuggle into. Combine this with a relaxing aromatherapy diffuser designed for felines, and its cat holiday heaven. The promenade area is accessed directly from the cabin through a convenient swing door, which can be held open if our guests prefer clear access to this facility. Each promenade area is private, and not accessible by other guests. If you wish to relax in private, the lower areas have solid divisions, but if you want to see what everyone else is doing and nosy at other guests, the higher areas are slightly more public. The promenade area is where our team offer personal training sessions and entertainment. For our less active guests, we provide a hammock for relaxing and enjoying some peace and quiet in the sun. If our guests prefer to watch the wildlife and take in the view of the hotel gardens, each promenade has its own lookout tower. Our aim is that each guest will have the perfect holiday, and return home relaxed and rejuvenated. We always provide each guest with a momento of their holiday, and of course a gift for Mum and Dad.

Package Options We offer three packages to enable our guests to have the purrfect holiday. Our Three star package offers all our standard services.

For that extra touch of holiday luxury our Four-star package could be just what you are looking for. All the services of our Three-star package are included, along with our daily Bedtime Butler Service. As a nightly treat, our Bedtime Butler will bring a milky drink designed for felines and some artisan nibbles, to end the day in style. Who doesn’t like something special at bedtime! We pride our hotel on providing luxury options for our guests. The Five-star package offers all services from our Four-star package, with an up-grade to fine dining from our Captains Table Menu. This menu has been carefully selected and taste tested by our resident food critics Eric (the Ginger) and Evie (the Tabby). They have selected meals created by Canagans or Natures Menu Country Hunter for our guests. We have both a wet and dry food menu choices available, or we can mix and match for those who enjoy both. All meals are grain free, high meat content meals. The dry kibble we offer is a Canagans choice, is grain free and come in two varieties with either free range chicken or Scottish Salmon. Both varieties offer at least 70% high meat content along with carefully selected vegetable and botanicals for balanced nutrition. Just pick your meal provider and we will do the rest. Alternatively, try a bit of everything and we will carefully select the meal choices for you. If it becomes obvious that our guests are not enjoying this menu, we will offer something different. We do not want any of our guests to be hungry. If our guests are celebrating a special occasion, or want to try something new while on holiday, we can offer a Tasting Experience, with new and exciting tastes to try. This experience gives our guests an opportunity to try a new taste. We offer tastes which combine fruit and meat, and our guests love them. This menu has tastes such as Chicken with Pineapple, Tuna with Papaya, Chicken with Apple, Tuna with Mango to name but a few. We all love to try new foods on holiday, and our tasting menu is ideal as a little bit of a new taste is gentle on the tummy, and a naughty but nice treat.



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The Team Quarterdeck Menu Food Available From Supermarkets Captains Table Luxury Daily Menu Canagan Natures Menu Calming Aromatherapy Daily Massage, Grooming Session & Personal Trainer Evening Steward Bedtime Butler Cat Milk Drink And Tasty Artisan Nibbles Daily Rate 1 Guest 2 Guests Sharing

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Linda is the first point of contact should any of our guests need anything at all. She is always popping into their rooms to check they are enjoying their stay, and is the main provider of all the services at the hotel. Nigel is more of a silent partner and when at the hotel loves to meet the guests. He will take on various duties around the hotel, when help is needed, in accordance with Linda’s exacting standards, or else! Here are our resident food critics Eric (the ginger) and Evie (the tabby). As you can see they take their job very seriously, and can often be found sleeping on the sofa after a busy taste testing session.

About Us As my family grew up and spread their wings, I finally had some time for myself. My true crazy cat lady was making a bid for freedom. I had persuaded my ever tolerant husband to agree to have a Cats Protection foster shelter in our garden. We both found it so rewarding to nurture a cat back to health or encourage a timid cat to become more confident. Once our work is done, off they go with a kiss, to a new forever home. A seed was sown, and the idea of offering a safe, secure, modern, luxury Hotel for cats to stay while their mum and dad are away from home, was born. We wanted our Hotel to offer a personal service, and in order that we can get to know our guests and be able to adapt to their individual needs we only have six double rooms. They are each carefully designed to give a calm and relaxing environment, but with enough entertainment so boredom doesn’t set in. Our dream was to create a real cat holiday heaven. The Seaside Cat Hotel has been developed with the input of the whole family, including Eric (the Ginger) and Evie (the Tabby), our resident food critics. While our guests are with us they become part of our family, and are given lots of love and cuddles, or peace and quiet if that’s what they want. I now have my dream job, looking after animals I adore. I now have lots of new cats to love, some to get clean, healthy and with new loving families. Others to pamper and return to their parents happy, healthy and relaxed. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Brits top sailing medal table in Rio For a fourth time over the last five Olympics, Great Britain is crowned top performing sailing nation at Rio 2016 Two golds for Giles Scott (Finn) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Women) plus Nick Dempsey’s RS:X windsurfing silver ensured Britain topped the table as best sailing nation at Rio 2016. University of Southampton graduate Giles Scott headed into the final Medal Race of his Olympics knowing that he simply had to complete the race to top the podium. The four-time World Champion effectively wrapped up his first Olympic title before the Medal Race by putting a 24-point gap between himself and Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) in silver medal position. With his final race worth double points, even if Giles was disqualified and scored the worst possible result of 22 points, he still couldn’t be beaten to gold. It proved to be a defining moment for Giles as he ensured that the men’s heavyweight dinghy crown remains in British hands for a fifth successive Games by inheriting the Finn title held by the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie. For the University of Southampton’s remaining competitors in Rio 2016, the results didn’t bring home the silverware but the experience for some will undoubtedly bring future success. In the women’s Laser Radial class, Civil Engineering graduate Alison Young finished strong by winning the final Medal Race but came eighth overall. After the race, Alison revealed she had suffered a broken ankle in a training accident eight weeks out from the Games, and had undergone an intensive rehabilitation programme to get her onto the Olympic start line. Olympic debutants Ben Saxton, a Southampton Business Studies graduate, and sailing partner Nicola Groves, who lives in Fareham, also made an early challenge for a place on the podium in the mixed Nacra 17 multihull before finishing ninth. 86 | The LOOP


“You need to be able to nail every single day, we said that coming in to the event, and we tried it,” said Ben. “Nic and I went out with the approach to try and attack the Games, we started off the event really well and then didn’t manage to close it out. But we’ve done ourselves proud, plus we’ve had fun. The Olympics are awesome.” There was Medal Race disappointment for Dylan Fletcher and local sailor Alain Sign in the 49er after a second lap capsize ended their chances of finishing their first Olympics on the podium, as they crossed the line in 10th spot to finish the event sixth overall. Nevertheless, the duo have taken positives from their Rio performance. Alain, who started sailing aged 10 near his home in Lee-on-the-Solent, said: “It’s amazing to be part of the team, how we all muck in and help each other out. That spurs you on when you have a bad day, they pat you on the back and say ‘good job’ when you are struggling out there. It’s been a great experience to witness that.”

Luke Patience and Chris Grube ended Rio 2016 on a high with a third in the 470 Men’s Medal Race seeing them end the event fifth overall. It was an impressive end to a full-on eight months for the pair who only started sailing together again after Elliot Willis, who Patience had campaigned with for the Rio Olympic cycle, was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015. In the RS:X Women’s class, windsurfer Bryony Shaw admitted she felt “unfulfilled” after finishing her Rio 2016 in ninth overall. It was also a tough day in the office for Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth in the 49erFX Medal Race after a start line penalty and a mid-race capsize saw them cross the line in 10th to end their debut Games in eighth overall. The duo admitted it has been four years they will never forget. Charlotte said: “It’s been a magical experience, from start to finish, way more than I expected it to be. It’s amazing to be part of such a strong, supportive GB team. It’s been really nice to share in all the success and hopefully one day it might be us on the podium.”

“The Olympics is amazing, it’s everything everyone always said it was going to be, it’s the greatest show on earth. Just being here representing my country is an incredibly proud moment, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and it means a lot to me,” he concluded.

Southampton-born Nick Thompson admitted Olympic success is something that “still burns inside him” after finishing his Rio 2016 Laser quest in sixth place. Nick went into his double points Medal Race still with an outside shot of claiming a podium spot, but after crossing the line in eighth he maintained the final overall position that he held at the start of the day.

On the final day of racing at the Rio 2016 sailing regatta, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark confirmed a glorious victory which they had all but wrapped up by putting a 20-point gap between themselves and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL).

“There’s no one reason I didn’t settle into the regatta, I just wasn’t on fire. Coming into this event I always knew that if I was going to have a chance of winning I was going to have to be 100% and I just never got into that rhythm,” explained Nick.

An eighth in their double points Medal Race confirmed what had been delayed for 24 hours after a postponement for lack of breeze – that the British 470 Girls’ had upgraded their London 2012 silver to Rio 2016 gold. You can follow @BritishSailing on Twitter and like the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/britishsailingteam


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Gig photography, is it for you? Wickham Festival 2016 - What a show! Hello again readers. Since my last article in LOOP Magazine Issue 16, I have been rather quiet with my photography hobby, well sort of! Following my first photo shoot at the Wickham Festival in 2015, I was totally hooked on this award winning festival; a bonus of seeing my shots published on the festivals gallery page some months later was enough for me to attend the festival again this year as one of the official photographers. I couldn’t wait to go back again. Seeing what the festival had to offer in terms of professional artists and local talent was very well publicised and the closer the date came the more excited I was to get the camera gear ready to get into the ‘PIT’ and photograph some live action, especially when I heard who was playing. This festival has graced the fields of Wickham since 2010 I am told, year on year the talent that visits the festival over the 4 day period has been pure class and goes from strength to strength. From rock n roll stars, Mod acts, Fiddlers, Acoustic solo acts, TV talent show winners to foot stomping hillbilly blues acts and highly acclaimed folk music acts, this along with local up and coming talent there is something for everyone here. Ages from the cradle to the mature traveller frequent this excellent festival with its lovely prepared fields, superb facilities and entertainment to suit all needs. Do you fancy being up close and personal with the stars? Gig photography is one way of doing this, listening to the music live is what the festival goer attends for, but if you want to visually see the strings on the guitar and witness the artist looking you straight between the eyes, then come on down and get started in this great hobby.

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Roger Taylor from Queen ‘Radio Ga Ga’

The Stranglers

From Roger Taylor (Queen) to Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) playing live, you know you’re going to be in for a treat. The camera settings are constantly being changed as a gig photographer throughout the day, the sun and clouds are keeping you on your toes outdoors, then we head indoors into an acoustic tent or the big top, multi coloured lights and the sun streaming in through the tent roof, it’s a constant battle but one that has rewards when you see the results. Sit in the PIT with your gear and the band is ready to come on, no flash allowed! Yes that’s right, its dark, its blue, its green, then there are the dry ice smoke screens, how are we supposed to get a good shot in those conditions? Practice! Then practice again, but be mindful, the acts normally only allow you to take photographs during the first three songs so be quick! If you have ever witnessed the mayhem in the PIT at night don’t be fooled! The photographers know how to behave, how to keep out of each other’s way, how to be courteous with the paying audience and certainly know how to get the attention of the artists, well most of the time. Ever thought you would be standing in front of the Stranglers? Well at the ripe old age of 50 this photographer is well versed in the melody that is ‘Golden Brown’ ‘texture like sun’…..so no surprise here I was looking forward to seeing this set for sure, camera at the ready I did a distance shot with the audience in the foreground, pretty cool to be able to roam around and grab what shot you want.

Toyah Wilcox

Jamie Moses

I have photographed Spike Edney’s SAS band before (Keyboard and technical director from Queen), as always he does not disappoint the audience when he brings his stars to the stage. Wickham Festival was no exception. Toyah Wilcox was superb and wowed the audience with past hits as was Madeline Bell and Fish aka Marillion. Lead guitarist Jamie Moses was also on stage. Jamie is an accomplished session guitarist who’s played with Queen and Sir Tom Jones for many years. He has performed and recorded with Mike and the Mechanics, Bob Geldof, The Pretenders, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse, Gary Barlow, Tony Hadley and many more. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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The crowd at Wickham is full of people who are there to relax, feel safe, and enjoy the atmosphere with their family and friends, to chill out, drink tea, eat cake, generally socialise and maybe have the odd nap or two, whatever you do at Wickham Festival, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself, and the real ale is good I am told lol.

Buckaroo or dancing anyone? Just taking a nap!

Arcade Hearts

Great characters, the kids love this place.

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Wickham Festival THE BEST just got better. Organisers have hailed this year’s Wickham Festival as the most successful yet. After being named the Best Small Festival at last year’s Live Music awards, it seemed a tall order to top it but record crowds have made the recent event more popular than ever. Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “After winning that award, it was always going to be a huge challenge to improve but somehow we have managed it. “As holders we are not allowed to enter this year but if we were then I know we would have a strong chance of winning it again because everything went so well. “We had record crowds, glorious weather and a fantastic array of artists. We had an extra stage this year to give a platform to new performers and that proved hugely popular. “And once again it was the feelgood factor which sets us apart from other festivals. You cannot invent that atmosphere, it just happens. “Saturday was 25 years to the day since I started running festivals and I can honestly say this has easily been the best – it has ticked all the boxes. “It is wonderful to see so many smiling faces – not just the fans but the artists too. Every single one of them has come off stage on a high and saying how much they enjoyed playing here. “Even the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen was buzzing. He is used to playing big arenas and stadiums rather than little Wickham but he loved the chance to get up close and personal to the fans. “It is that intimate feel and great music which has fans coming back year after year and we have already had hundreds booking up for August 3-6, 2017. They don’t know the line-up but they know it will be good and that the family-friendly atmosphere will still be the same.

“Once again, we now face a big challenge to get even better but the hard work starts now to make sure we improve again.” Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet got the opening night off to a great start with The Stranglers topping the bill 24 hours later. Saturday night saw one of the big successes of the event as X Factor winner Matt Cardle guested for the Trevor Horn Band and blew the audience away with a stunning performance. That was followed by Taylor on vocals for the SAS Band whose planned finale was cut because of the curfew. Sunday had a rousing finish with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the outstanding Hayseed Dixie cranking up the tempo before Lindisfarne closed the event with a polished show. Chegwyn added: “I think some of our regulars were a little unsure of what to expect from having an X Factor winner there but he showed he not only has an amazing voice but also real stage presence. His version of I’m Not in Love with Lol Creme of 10CC was a real highlight. “We had a lot of big names this year and the great thing was they all chilled together in our backstage area and they all said how much they loved playing here and how they would love to come back. That is why we do this every year – to see so many people having a wonderful time.” Fans who book for next year (Aug 3-6) before the end of this August can save £60 on a weekend ticket and will also have the chance to win a t-shirt signed by most of the top artists including Roger Taylor and Tony Hadley. Full details at www.wickhamfestival.co.uk or email eastfest@talk21.com contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Pony Magic Pony Magic was launched in April 2009 to provide a new service offering shetland pony hire and pony rides across Hampshire. A second branch was opened a year later to cover the London and Surrey areas. We have a team of adorable Shetland ponies. They are small, cute, cuddly and sometimes a bit cheeky! The Shetland pony is one of Britain’s native breeds that originate from the Shetland Islands. They are small no bigger than 10.2hh, yet extremely strong for there size, hardy, tough and full of character! Our aim is to give children (MINIMUM AGE 2) a safe and gentle introduction to riding and interacting with ponies while building confidence and having fun!

20 minute trial riding session at our base for just £10 with this ad! Invite our Shetland ponies along to your event this year to include: • Private parties • School fetes and fun days

• Village/country shows • Pantomimes and TV work

We also offer riding tuition and countryside walks for children from the age of 2. We offer a professional service and are fully licensed and insured for all our activities. Visit our website www.ponymagic.co.uk for details or call 07780 667122

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.

HMS Warrior Ghost Walk The year is 1879 and HMS Warrior has returned to Portsmouth after a long tour of duty around friendly ports. But all is not well below decks and the crew have reported strange happenings after dark. Has something followed them home from stranger tides? Explore the ship by twilight and hear from those who work below decks about strange tales and legends of the sea.

For the pony mad child why not invite our gorgeous ponies along for a really special pony party with the chance to ride and make friends with the ponies in your own back garden! A typical pony party lasts for 90 minutes with 2 ponies and handlers and would be suitable for up to 20 children (aged 2-8). Generally we start by introducing the ponies to the children and allow them time to do some grooming. The children can then take turns to ride the ponies around the garden. Pricing starts at £210 and includes a colourful rosette for each child! We also have a Pony Magic shop that stocks a range of children’s riding kit and clothing also pony party bags, gifts and pony party accessories. If you are looking for ideas for a great day out why not visit one of the great farms/venues we work with where you can ride one of our ponies and look out for our regular pony activity days, details on our events page. For further information including booking information please take a few moments to look around our website www.ponymagic.co.uk or contact your nearest branch. For the very latest Pony Magic news visit and like our facebook page, see you soon!! 92 | The LOOP


A tour of intrigue, history and secrecy with the crew of one of England’s best preserved and most feared Warships. The tour lasts over an hour and involves interaction with actors and group participation - this tours offers a unique perspective to HMS Warrior after dark. Please note there are a LOT of stairs on this tour and uneven floors in low-light level conditions. Suitable for 8 years and up when accompanied by an adult. Booking closes 48 hours before the walk when a list of names is supplied to security. Tours are at 8.30pm and 10.00pm on Thursday 27th October. Tel: 01962 435020

Look out for Lenny Look out for Lenny the LOOP Lion in your area in October!! Take a selfie and send into contactus@loopmagazine.net for a chance to feature in our next issue!


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Sarisbury Choral Society

Titchfield Film Festival

Sarisbury Choral Society is a mixed choir of about 35 members. Rehearsals take place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on Thursdays in the Community Centre Sarisbury Green from 7.50 to 9.20pm.

Titchfield Community Centre, in the heart of the historic village of Titchfield is a pretty big building for a small village because it is housed in what was a 1950s Territorial Army Drill Hall. Instead of the noisy sound of artillery, the Main Hall now resounds to all sorts of activities, as do the other 9 rooms available for hire.

At the moment we rehearse “Great Choral Classics” for a Come and Sing which will take place on the 22nd of October, St. James Church, West End.

We are very excited about our next promotion, which is a 3 day Film Festival on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October; a weekend packed with nostalgia.

New members of of all abilities are always welcome.

Doors open at 7.00pm on Friday with the classic “Back to The Future” (PG). Prefer a party night sing-along? - Saturday is when “Mamma Mia”(PG) will raise the roof. Doors open at 6.30pm, film at 8.00pm, so bring your own food and make up tables of 8, or share with others. The Bar is open on both these nights and Hot dogs will be on sale on Friday, with Ice Cream and Popcorn on both evenings.

Contact: Eilee Tassier on 01489 786661 or come along to one of the rehearsals. www.sarisburychoralsociety.com

Runner/cyclist/walker? Drop in on Sunday morning for a bacon butty/cake and hot drink and some short Outdoor Documentary Adventure films - 9.00am until Noon. Sunday presents the ever popular “Toy Story” (PG) Doors open 3.00pm, film at 3.30pm. Children’s Combo Meal Deal and ice cream on sale. A family ticket for 1 adult and up to 4 children or 2 adults and up to 3 children is also available for £15. Tickets available from the Centre 01329 842933 or enquiries@ titchfieldcommunitycentre.org.uk Join us for this fun weekend. We have a large FBC car park on the doorstep which is free!

Titchfield Film Festival

Like to sing?

Ever thought about joining a choir?

Fri 14th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th October 2016

Sarisbury Choral Society

is a local choir which values friendship and the enjoyment of making music together. We welcome new voices (especially for tenor and bass parts!)

No audition needed!

Sarisbury Choral Society meets on Thursdays from 7.50-9.20 pm in Sarisbury Community Centre (where there’s a bar!) The Green, Sarisbury Green SO 31 7AA.

Why not come and make music with us! Contact Eileen Tassier on 01489 786661 for any further information or informal chat

Mill Street, Titchfield in partnership with

Titchfield Moviola

Check out our website on: www.sarisburychoralsociety.com where you will find lots of information about us including our past repertoire and details of upcoming events. Do come along and see for yourself!

Feel free to come along to any of our rehearsals and just listen or join in if you like.




Back to the Future

Mamma Mia! (PG)




Toy Story (PG)


Films and documentaries


Entry: Adults £5, Child (15 and under) £3. Sunday morning tickets from £2. Tickets available from Titchfield Community Centre. Tel: 01329 842933 or email: tccadmin@btconnect.com ENTRY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD/DRINK.

Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street, Titchfield PO14 4AB

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Community News CommuniCare CommuniCare’s Tuesday Luncheon Club recently held a special luncheon in recognition of the long term service and commitment of its 4 longest serving volunteers. Mrs. Mary Carless and Mrs. Pat Tanner both began their voluntary work with the Luncheon Club around 1976 as cooks. In the late 1970s, Mrs. Lucy Miller was invited to become a volunteer and has carried out the role of cashier/buyer. Mrs. Mavis Bowthorpe first joined Communicare in 1975, when she was an escort on the mini bus. Mavis later became a cook and Luncheon Club coordinator, and has undertaken other roles within CommuniCare as well as within the local community. The Luncheon Clubs take place at Sarisbury Green Community Centre on Mondays, and at the Victory Hall, Warsash on Tuesdays. Where possible, people are transported to the Luncheon Clubs in the CommuniCare mini bus. Other services offered by CommuniCare include: • Collecting people to go shopping at the Lockswood Centre each Thursday, cost £2.00 per person and to Fareham or Whiteley every other Friday at a cost of £3.00 per person. • Coffee Shop – Lockswood Community Centre foyer (opposite the Library). Open every morning except Wednesdays and Sundays. • Arranging car transport for senior citizens (excluding wheel chair users or persons who require medical assistance) to medical appointments. Car drivers collect patients from their home, take them to their appointment and return them to their home again, all for a modest donation. CommuniCare could not function without its volunteers, and we are appealing for people to come forward to help in the areas of cookery and kitchen help. We are also looking for treasurers and volunteer drivers. All CommuniCare personnel are unpaid volunteers, however, car drivers are paid mileage. If you would like to volunteer please ring the CommuniCare Duty Officer between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday on 07002 456689.

Hannah helps Little Princess Trust Hannah Browning, 17, from Titchfield Common had 22 inches of her hair cut off to support a charity which supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Hannah, who attends Itchen College, heard about the work of the Little Princess Trust and decided to have her locks cut off to support the charity which helps children across the UK. Not only did she donate her hair to the charity she also raised over £140 in sponsorship. Hannah said “I have never had my hair this short before but it was really worthwhile as it is helping young people experiencing very difficult times. I am very grateful to everyone who has sponsored me”. Vanilla Rooms Hair and Beauty in Hedge End were more than happy to help Hannah and the charity by cutting her hair free of charge. Hannah’s mum Sarah Fawcett commented “I am really proud of Hannah; her kindness will hopefully encourage others to donate their hair to this fantastic cause”. 96 | The LOOP


The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity and their mission is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment. However, in addition they assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia. www.littleprincesses.org.uk/about-us

What’s on at The GAF Centre

What’s On Do you know where to look? Stubbington library will host a new local community initiative on the third Saturday of each month between 10.00am – 12.00pm A co-ordinator will be available in the library to highlight the variety of groups that exist locally.

The GAF Centre, School Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8BX. 023 8040 6604. info@gaf.org.uk Kirstin White Painting Exhibition: Friday 7th October; 10.30am - 2.00pm, Friday 14th October; 10.30am - 2.00pm, Friday 21st October; 10.30am - 2.00pm, Friday 28th October; 10.30am 2.00pm, Saturday 29th October & Sunday 30th October; 2.00pm till 4.00pm. Photography for Beginners Workshop: Saturday 15th October, 10.00am - 1.00pm - £45 (for two sessions)

These cover a wide range of activities for people who would like support or information for families, those living alone, the cared for and their carers. If you would like to find out more, please come along to the inaugural session on Saturday 15th October, then you will know where to direct people needing help or information. Tea and coffee is available to buy at £1 each. For further information on events being held in the library please visit the website www.hants.gov.uk/library.

Get to grips with your digital camera with Anna Vickers. Autumn Fair: Friday 14th October, 10:00am - 2:00pm - FREE Stop by this year’s Autumn Fair to pick up some great gifts for Christmas, stalls include: Jewellery, Embroidery, Toiletries and Chocolates. More stalls to be announced. Collagraph Workshop: Wednesday 19th October, 10.00am - 2.00pm - £35 per session Discover how to make your own relief plate using everyday bits and bobs and ‘finds’. Collagraph Printing Workshop: Wednesday 9th November, 10.00am - 2.00pm, £35 (per session) Discover how to take prints from the relief plate you created on October 19th. ‘Spirit of Spain’ Mark Jenkins: Saturday 22nd October, 7.30pm £13.50 Enjoy a delightful evening of Spanish guitar music by Mark Jenkins whilst sampling some traditional Spanish tapas. Soloist Auditions ‘The Zoo’: Wednesday 2nd November - 7.00pm & Saturday 5th - 2.00pm If you would like to take part in GAF’s production of ‘The Zoo’ in April as a soloist, drop by for auditions in November. Victor & Albert: Friday 11th November, 7.30pm - £13.50 With songs of joy and merriment and the odd double-entendre, the old chaps have a penchant for distracting any crowd from distracting itself and leaving entire villages and communities uplifted with their sides aching. Clare Hey Senior, Commissioning Editor at Simon and Schuster: Tuesday 8th November, 7.00pm for Networking, 7.30pm for speaker - £5 non-members, students free. The Stripe Building, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR. Clare started with HarperCollins with such bestselling authors as Tracy Chevalier, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, and now works with Simon & Schuster with equally famous writers such as Jane Costello, Milly Johnson, and Santa Montefiore. Presented by The Hampshire Writer’s Society, Clare explains what it takes to sell that magnum opus of yours.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 5th November 2016

To Be Opened By Geoff Holt MBE, DL 10.30-3.00pm Everyone Welcome Shop early for those special & unique gifts that will delight friends and family whilst enjoying the fantastic riverside views from within the Club.

• Festive food and drink served all day

• Try your luck at the

Wheel of Fortune 35 • Handpicked stalls with something for everyone

Entrance £3.00 Accompanied Children Free Royal Southern Yacht Club, Rope Walk, Hamble, SO31 4HB Our Charities for 2016

Special Guest: Joanna Lane, author of ‘Mother of a Suicide’. Competition: Write a covering letter to a literary agent: 300 words only. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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What’s On 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. Details from Peter Buckles. 01329 310592 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/gosport Crofton WI, Meetings are held at the Methodist Hall, Mays Lane, Stubbington at 7.30pm every second Wednesday of the month. Our October Speaker will be Jane Glennie, subject ‘Suffering Suffragettes’ We are a lively group hosting a Book Club, Theatre Trips, Lunch Outings, Walking & occasional coach trips, visitors and newcomers are always welcome except on occasional months. Contact number 01329 845619. Whiteley WAGs WI are a modern twist on the traditional WI with a varied and inspiring programme running throughout the year. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Whiteley Primary School. We have a number of clubs such as reading, walking, bridge, craft and dinner which members can enjoy. At present our membership is at its maximum, however potential new members are welcome to visit and join our waiting list. Full programme details are on our website, 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. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information please ring Sylvia Smith 01489 589308. 98 | The LOOP

Warsash Choral Society 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. 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. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Wallington Village W.I. I have enjoyed reading LOOP magazine, No 16. It is the first one I have seen. I would like to point out in your list of W.I.s in the area that there is a very flourishing one held at Wallington Hall in Fareham. We are Wallington Village W.I and we meet on 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30 and we welcome any visitors. WI Meetings Bishop’s Waltham, The Church Hall, Free Street, SO32 1EE 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm Bitterne, The Wesley Centre, Whites Rd, Bitterne SO19 7NP 3rd Thursday at 1.45pm Botley, The Market Hall, High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm Burridge & Park Gate, The Royal British Legion Club, Park Gate 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm Bursledon, Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ 3rd Wednesday at 2.00pm Fareham Flyers, Fareham Methodist Church Hall, Kings Road, Fareham, PO16 ONU 2nd Wednesday 2nd at 10.00am Fareham Park, WI Hall, Oak Road, Fareham, PO15 5HX 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm Fareham Town, Holy Trinity Church Hall West Street, Fareham, PO16 ODL 1st Thursday at 10.00am Gosport, Christ Church Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JQ 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm


Hedge End, 2000 Centre, St. John’s Road SO30 4AF 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm Lee-on-the-Solent, Community Centre, 51 Twyford Lee-onSolent, PO13 8JU Last Thursday at 2.15pm Locks Heath, Memorial Hall, Locks Heath Park Rd, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW 3rd Wednesday at 7.00pm

Stubbington Village, Methodist Church Hall, Mays Lane, Stubbington PO14 2ER 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm Titchfield, Titchfield Parish Room, High Street, Titchfield, PO14 4AB 4th Monday at 7.30pm Titchfield, Community Centre, Mill Stree, PO14 4AB 2nd Tuesday at 9.30am

Lockswood St John’s Church Hall, Park Road, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW 2nd Tuesday at 10.00am

Wallington Hall, Fareham. 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm

Sarisbury Green, Sarisbury Green Community Centre, 3rd Thursday of the month at 1.45pm

Waltham Chase, Village Hall, Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, SO32 2LX 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm

Solent Evening, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Leeon-Solent PO13 9HY 1st Tuesday at 7.30pm

Warsash Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road, SO31 9HW Last Thursday at 2.00pm

Stubbington & Hill Head, RC Church Hall, Bells Lane, Stubbington, PO14 2PL Last Wednesday at 2.00pm

Whiteley Wags, Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley, PO15 7LA 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm.

Portsmouth Light Orchestra The Portsmouth Light Orchestra’s 80th Anniversary Concert will be taking place Sunday 16th October at 7.30pm at Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT. The program for this exhilarating concert will include Florentiner March, La Paloma, The Waltz of the Flowers, Lord of the Dance, John Williams Soundtrack Highlights, Dr Zhivago, Zorba the Greek, Pirates from the Caribbean as well as violin, flute and trumpet solos and other music. Admission is £7.00 and includes a cup of tea, coffee or fruit juice and a slice of cake. Wine will be available at £2.00, payable on the night. For further information, contact Val Loft on 023 9237 1135.




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