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Contents Stagecoach performing arts singing & dancing


Think boat, think Biosecurity


Computer Know How!


– and LOOP is proud to Welcome Jay Geddes as our Community Featured Chef with some mouth-watering recipes.

Finance & Legal Services


Bistro 8 – Waterside dining on your doorstep


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Thomas Marrington brings us up to date with the fashion – “Millennial Pink” for the girls.. and the boys…!

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The Great British Care Awards 2017


Baby Ballroom


Can You Help Cats Protection


The Trend Edit


Wayne Stevens Interview


A different way to see the USA


Health & Beauty


Health & Fitness


Local Yacht Club supports Hamble Lifeboat


Car Fest comes to Berrywood!


Birds of Hamble Common


Local Trades






2017 London Marathon


Ladies Night 2017!


Wickham Festival


Business Communications


Universal Marina – Bistro 8


Jay Geddes – Recipes


Space Times


Father’s Day Cruise for SS Shieldhall in busy June and July schedule


Summer Activities – Monkey World


The Hovercraft Museum by Mike Pinder


Gosport Ferry


The Diving Museum Events 2017


Community News


What’s On


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Think boat, think Biosecurity

navigation and paddling difficult and damaging boat engines and props.

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Don’t let aliens hitch a ride!

27 March to 2 April marked this year’s Invasive Species Week, providing a chance for RYA Affiliated Clubs and Recognised Training Centres to get involved and protect their waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials! Invasive aquatic species block up waterways, make navigation and paddling difficult and can damage boat engines and props. Many can be spread from tiny fragments, and survive out of water for over two weeks in damp conditions. Sailing clubs around the country can find out how following three simple steps can reduce the risk of spreading invasive aquatic species by requesting a free ‘Check Clean Dry’ kit from The Green Blue, the joint environment programme created by British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), via info@thegreenblue.org.uk. Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner says: “Invasive species threaten the survival of our country’s native plants and animals and cost the economy at least £1.8 billion a year. Watersports enthusiasts play a key role in our battle against these threats, so it is important it is to check, clean and dry all clothing and equipment. “Simple steps such as hosing down your boat and thoroughly drying your boots help to protect the future of our native species in an environment we want to enhance.” For boating enthusiasts, invasive aquatic species like floating pennywort and water primrose block up waterways, making

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Since the launch of the Check Clean Dry campaign in 2011, The Green Blue and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have provided a wealth of information and guidance to inland and coastal clubs about the steps they can take to minimise the spread of invasive non-native species. Invasive species are animals and plants that have been introduced by human activity (on purpose or by accident) to parts of the world where they are not normally found. These species can hitch a ride on boats and equipment and when unknowingly spread from one area to another, they can have a damaging impact on British plants, animals and ecosystems – by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food and direct predation.

How can I get involved? If you’re inspired by the great work going on to prevent invasive non-native species from spreading and reduce the impacts of those which already have, why not get involved? Help us stop the spread of invasive plants and animals in British waters – put up a Check, Clean, Dry sign to nudge fellow boaters into action. Everyone can help to prevent their spread by following the Check Clean Dry routine. While most boat users are vigilant about the risk of spreading non-native species and diseases, there is a real risk that those that aren’t could accidentally spread these organisms, harming the environment and potentially damaging the reputation of the sport. If you are visiting a site where an invasive non-native species is known to be present, you must ensure you don’t spread it. Failure to do so risks prosecution under the Wildlife & Countryside Act, 1981. The risk can be reduced by reducing the contact time in which equipment is exposed to the water. This is particularly important

for items such as trailers, which have cavities that may retain water and be hard to inspect. If possible, launching trolleys should be provided at the site and used in preference to personal equipment.

Check, Clean, Dry

Become a Check Clean Dry champion and contact The Green Blue, the joint environment programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine, for free materials you can share with other members of your Club to raise awareness. For more information, visit www.thegreenblue.org.uk

• If facilities allow, equipment can be hosed down or pressure-washed to remove debris. The washings should not be allowed to enter any watercourse or drainage system • Clothing and equipment should be thoroughly dried. Wetsuits and boots should be hung-up to dry. Equipment should be dry for 48 hours before it is used elsewhere • Particular attention must be paid to areas that retain water, remain damp or are hard to inspect • All biofouling must be completely removed and disposed of without contaminating watercourses

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Computer Know How!

1. A trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses, but instead introduces viruses to your computer.

Cyber-Attacks – A Virus Called WannaCry

2. BitCoin is a type of virtual currency.

In this edition of Computer Know How, we will be covering the recent cyber-attacks that have hit major businesses here in the UK including the NHS. You may have seen over the past week many news reports on the WannaCry virus, but what actually is it?

On a brighter note! Introducing a new Internet Browser – Vivaldi

This particular piece of malware is a type of trojan virus1 called “ransomware”. As the name suggests, this type of virus basically holds the infected computer hostage and then demands payment in order to restore access to the files on the victim’s computer.

If you are getting tired of using the same old browser day in day out, and want to try something fresh, we would definitely recommend trying out Vivaldi. It is packed full with loads of features, and is incredibly customisable.

RansomWare like WannaCry works by encrypting files on a user’s computer. After the virus has encrypted some or even all of the files, it then demands that a ransom is paid in order to decrypt those files. WannaCry demands that the victim pays a ransom of $300 in BitCoin2 at the time of infection. If they have not received payment after 3 days then the ransom is doubled. After 7 days without payment, WannaCry will delete all of the encrypted files and all data will be lost. WannaCry targets various types of files, including PDF’s, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

It offers features like adding a notes panel to the side so you don’t have to keep switching between programs. Vivaldi has also introduced Tab Stacking and Tab Tiling. If, like me, you tend to keep many tabs open in your browser, you can organise the view into stacks. This feature lets you group multiple tabs into one. With Tab Tiling, you can display multiple tabs side by side, or in a grid, so you can view multiple sites at the same time!

The attack is not over yet, WannaCry was first discovered on Friday 12th May and had spread to an estimated 57,000 computers in more than 150 different countries by the end of the day.

You can customise the look and feel of Vivaldi as much as you want, and there is a powerful (and colourful) history checker as well. Get an in-depth overview of your browsing habits, backed by statistics and visual data. See what you think at www.vivaldi.com 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

This virus is most commonly received through downloading email attachments, or through clicking on links received in emails. Once on a computer, it can quickly spread through the network and infect other computers on the same network. Regardless of which operating system you use, you need to make sure it is completely up to date, including security updates immediately. Also ensure that your anti-virus software is up to date as well. As always, we recommend that you have all of your data backed up safely as well. Sadly, there is no confirmed fix for WannaCry at this time. 12 | The LOOP









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Victory for Charities, but is your Will ‘watertight’? In a legal battle that has lasted a decade, three charities have won a final showdown at the Supreme Court and their intended share of an individual’s estate. So has this strengthened the respect for wishes of the deceased? Head of Wills, Trusts & Succession at Eric Robinson Solicitors, Emily Taylor investigates. The high profile saga of Ilott vs Miston arose out of a claim for reasonable provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act which was brought against the estate of Mrs Melita Jackson by her daughter, Mrs Heather Ilott, who had been estranged from her mother for 26 years before her death. When Mrs Jackson passed away in 2004 she left her Will with a letter that had been written two years previously, explaining why she had disinherited her daughter and how she preferred to leave almost all of her estate to The Blue Cross, RSPB and RSPCA. Mrs Ilott successfully challenged the Will at the High Court in 2007 and was awarded £50,000 on the basis she had been ‘unreasonably excluded’ from the Will. However, when she continued to argue for a larger share, the judge reversed the decision and left her with nothing.

Finance & Legal Sevices In 2011, The Court of Appeal overruled the judge’s decision and said Mrs Ilott was entitled to a share of the money, so three years later, she returned to the High Court to resume her argument for a larger amount. Once again, she was refused. Undeterred, Mrs Ilott returned to the Court of Appeal in 2015 and, since she had no pension and was living on state benefits, she was awarded up to £164,000 to purchase her housing association property and supplement her income from the state. At this point, the charities decided to step in and this month won their Supreme Court challenge, resulting in Mrs Ilott’s sum being reduced to the original £50,000. What is interesting were the factors that the Court took into account - the provision of financial maintenance for an individual other than a spouse or partner and that the level should neither be limited to basic subsistence, nor extended to whatever the claimant wants. The judge also stated a long period of estrangement was something that had to be acknowledged and the Courts needed to consider both the wishes of the Testator, and the impact an award will have upon the claimant’s receipt of benefits. The case has been a prime example for why a Will need to be ‘watertight’. At Eric Robinson Solicitors, we provide the legal expertise and advice needed to predict and protect against the likelihood of an unwanted claim against a deceased person’s estate, and also offer a fixed fee advice hour for anyone in dispute or considering making a claim. Emily Taylor can be contacted on 023 8025 4676 or emily.taylor@ ericrobinson.co.uk

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Bistro 8 – Waterside dining on your doorstep The Bistro also boasts a waterside garden where dogs are welcome and visitors can sit and relax while taking in the tranquil view of life on the River Hamble and enjoy al fresco dining.

Nestled on the banks of the River Hamble, Bistro 8 is the ideal place for light lunches, afternoon snacks and evening meals with friends and family. Located in Universal Marina, this hidden gem serves an everchanging seasonal menu throughout the year. Whole Lemon Sole served with asparagus, chive, new potatoes and lemon butter; Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Asparagus, snow peas, tomatoes, minted butter dressing and pan fried Stone Bass Fillet with new potatoes, seasonal greens and fresh herbs, are just some of the perfectly presented dishes currently available. While firm favourites such as the Bistro’s sharing boards, oven fired Pizzas, Sunday Roasts a selection of steaks from the grill and popular vegetarian options are ever present

It also has a diverse selection of wines and refreshments, perfect for any occasion and, open seven days a week throughout the summer; it serves a super full English and continental breakfasts from 9.00 – 11.00am. With free parking available, visitors can also take advantage of its free short stay RIB & dinghy berthing (booking required) if arriving via the River. Full menu details are available on the website at www.bistro8. co.uk and bookings can be made on 01489 854259.

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The Ageas Bowl: Hub of Business, Heart of the Community The picture-perfect Ageas Bowl has an extremely exciting summer ahead. Following an action-packed 2016 at the home of Hampshire Cricket, the coming months promise mouth-watering entertainment and unprecedented variety with three high-profile concerts accompanying England’s three Internationals at the venue, not forgetting a vast array of domestic action.

Upon its two year anniversary, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl provides the ultimate overnight stay, completed by its parkland par-69 course, the country’s very first eforea spa and its Sir Ian Botham-inspired restaurant, BEEFY’S, which successfully relaunched as a British tapas bar and brasserie restaurant in March.

Two exciting clashes with South Africa – a Royal London ODI meeting on Saturday 27th May and a NatWest IT20 on Wednesday 21st June – are followed by a potentially series-deciding ODI against the West Indies, ICC World T20 Champions, on Friday 29th September.

In addition to Hampshire’s pursuits in 2017 – boosted by the return of George Bailey and Shahid Afridi as well as South African duo Rilee Rossouw and Kyle Abbott - the Southern Vipers will be back in action at the Ageas Bowl in August, looking to retain their Kia Super League crown having won the inaugural competition last summer.

July sees the official opening of the Ageas Bowl’s 18-hole golf course, Boundary Lakes, and live performances from Rock Legend Bryan Adams and the World’s number one girl band, Little Mix.

With exciting times ahead, the Ageas Bowl – now well-established as an international venue in both sport and music - continues to thrive as a hub of business and at the heart of its community.

Same Name, Different Game… BEEFY’S is Back and Better Than Ever

crisp, clean flavours – a pure dining experience to evoke a yearning for the country.

The Ageas Bowl’s Sir Ian Botham-inspired restaurant – delivering innovative British tapas and à la carte in stunning surrounds - is open daily for lunch from 12.30pm and serves dinner from 6.00pm. Diverse menus incorporate the restaurant’s naturally-sourced produce, making for the finest ingredient-led dishes defined by

With the newly-introduced Theme Nights thriving alongside its already high-popular Sunday Lunch offering, you can kick off the week in style at Monday Night Wine Club, savour a succulent Rib eye steak at Claret & Cleaver Thursday or begin the weekend with tasty tapas and a glass of sparkling wine at Friday Night Fizz. Whether you’re looking to raise a glass in celebration or simply indulge in the ultimate Sunday Lunch with the ultimate view, there’s no place better suited than BEEFY’S, and we’re just around the corner. For more information or to view menus please visit www.beefysrestaurants.com, and to make a booking, please call 023 8202 7097, email beefys@ageasbowl.com or visit the above site.

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Boundary Lakes

NatWest T20 Blast

The Ageas Bowl’s 18-hole golf course, Boundary Lakes, is due for opening in July.

The nation’s favourite domestic competition, NatWest T20 Blast, returns to the Ageas Bowl this summer!

Complete with USGA standard greens and shimmering lakes, the par-69 parkland course provides a stern test for both high and low handicappers, sure to offer spectacular views and a few surprises upon a player’s first round.

Enjoy the thrills of cricket’s most exciting format whilst enjoying an array of off-field entertainment at the home of Hampshire Cricket – huge hits, outlandish catches, thrilling finishes and live music after each match to ensure the fun continues beyond the boundary. James Vince’s side will look to return to prominence in the short format, having reached Finals Day six times consecutively between 2010 and 2015, boosted by the recruitment of some of the most reputable names in T20 cricket. Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi joins former Australia Captain George Bailey and the already highly impactful South African duo of Rilee Rossouw and Kyle Abbott, not forgetting England’s Liam Dawson and Reece Topley alongside Vince. A dynamic selection of matchday hospitality packages are available, including our T20 Blast Experience Club. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere from the casual, relaxed environment of our contemporary Ageas Suite; an ideal location to mingle, network or just spend time with friends, colleagues and clients. Through our T20 Blast Group Experience scheme, groups of ten or more can be thoroughly entertained and perfectly positioned for all the key moments in this year’s competition whilst making a significant saving on the standard ticket price, receiving a generous discount of up 15%!

Off-course facilities including changing rooms, a pro shop, bar, golf restaurant and clubhouse will all be housed within the luxurious Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, completing the versatile hotel upon its two-year anniversary. Following unprecedented demand for Membership, Boundary Lakes is fully subscribed ahead of opening though you can still secure your place on our waiting list, and take advantage of a range of corporate days and society packages.

For group enquiries, please contact Stuart Giles on 023 8047 5606, via email at group.experience@ageasbowl.com or visit www.ageasbowl.com/cricket. Advance tickets for this year’s T20 Blast matches – commencing on Friday 14th July - are priced from just £21 for Adults and £5 for Under 17s, with family tickets (Two Adults & Two U17s) available for £47. Should you have any general ticket enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Ticketing Team on 023 8047 5606 or via tickets@ageasbowl.com.

Boundary Lakes TV, channelled through its official YouTube platform, offers an opportunity to track the course’s progress with Course Manager Andy Brown and see how the course plays through the perspective of Head Professional Shaun Hall. To gain an insight, you can follow Boundary Lakes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you’d like to find out more about Boundary Lakes, please visit www.boundary-lakes.com.


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Hair Lux

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Kelly Dove & Daughter Olivia Reeves are pleased to welcome you to their new salon Hair Lux & introduce you to the team.

Kelly adds “We are so pleased with how the salon has been received, we believe that we offer something different while maintaining the highest standards in hairdressing & customer service.


Kelly Dove – owner/ Master stylist Olivia Reeves – owner/apprentice and currently training at academy at no 5. Senior Stylist Sarah Baines - (Kelly’s cousin) Sarah has also been hairdressing for years and trained at fashion forward salon Zeffedes and is excited to be working with the team. Kelly’s mum Jenny Newman – receptionist (not in picture) comes and lends a hand to assist the close knit team.

“The salon is beautiful, light & airy with a happy atmosphere for our clients to relax. Our team are so excited about the future & can’t wait to introduce all our ideas. Education is fundamental in our progression and working closely with Loreal Professionals our team will continually enhance our skills and keep bang on trend with all the latest developments in the hairdressing industry. Already Olivia has progressed with her skills since opening the salon & creating beautiful Balayage and colouring techniques by herself. Olivia will be attending Loreal Professional courses as well ongoing salon training in preparation for becoming a Creative stylist in the summer. We will be looking for a new apprentice to join our team in September”.

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We are fortunate to have Jan Taylor, Master stylist (long time friend) joins us. Jan has been in the industry for many years and owned her own salons in Cornwall and managed a local salon a few years ago. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and is glad to be back in Warsash. After years of working at a local salon and becoming a manager Kelly decided it was time to branch out on her own. Inspired by Olivia’s passion and enthusiasm for hairdressing, Kelly decided it was time to put their ideas in to action and hair Lux was born. Taking over the former estate agents in Warsash mid-February the team have worked hard to transform it into the glamourous salon it is today. The team added “We are thrilled to become part of the Warsash Village & friendly community, all the local residents and business have been really supportive & we are privileged to work alongside them. We are looking forward to working with our neighbours ‘Taylor Hill & Bond’ to create a joint Scarecrow for the Warsash festival!” Hair Lux offers all aspects of hairdressing for ladies, gents and children along with up to date colouring techniques such as freehand, contouring, foilyage & Balayage. They are proud to be working with Loreal professional colours & products & are delighted with the results. The salon also offers Smart bond which is an ingredient added to the colour or applied as a treatment which repairs, strengthens and adds shine to the hair. Clients have 20 | The LOOP


As well as our eco friendly towels, blow dry included in the price of our colouring services * 20% discount for senior Luxes (60+) on a Thursday & song request day, the salon will soon be introducing their online booking app which will be available from the App store & Google Play. Hair Lux is open Tuesdays 9.30 – 17.30, Wednesdays 8.30 – 18.00, Thursdays 8.30 – 19.30, Fridays 8.30 – 18.30 and Saturdays 9.00 -16.00 1 Shore Road, Warsash, Southampton SO31 9GQ Walk ins welcome Prom & wedding hair hello@hair-lux.co.uk 01489 232212 Check out the face book page Hair Lux @ Hair LuxWarsash to see what our clients have to say and keep up to date with the latest news. Once you have visited Hair Lux you will want to return. #getluxed * excludes lux colour express menu.



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Residents love it here at Netley Court – the truly stunning location, our passionate caring people and warm supportive atmosphere. Our home offers residents luxurious facilities and landscaped gardens to share and enjoy. Specialists in • Residential care • Dementia care • Short stay* • Day care* * Subject to availability

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The Great British Care Awards 2017 The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.


The Ancillary Worker Daniel Carter – Cinnamon Care Collection This award recognises an excellent, person centred service to clients, demonstrating dignity and respect through ancillary services, (for example, cooks, handy persons, cleaners and activity co-ordinators).Candidates should be able to provide examples of initiatives and excellence in their work and pride themselves on outstanding client feedback.

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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month Hortic Therapy is a social enterprise that delivers table-top gardening sessions tailored to suit older people and those living with dementia. Hourly sessions aim to stimulate the mind, exercise the fine motor skills and provide positive reminiscence. Please contact Pauline on 07871 180426 or Kathryn on 023 8045 0320. 2.00pm onwards | £5

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• Shows respect to clients and treats them with dignity • Can demonstrate excellence in their job (how) • Uses initiative (example) • Takes special pride in their work • Has received praise from clients For us Daniel’s passion stood out – he clearly wants to make a difference to people’s lives. His unique ways to connect the old and young generations were heart -warming and inspiring. We are delighted to report that Daniel Carter won the National Finals – Ancillary Worker Award which was presented by Martin Kemp. Chelsie Randall was a runner up in her category. Mark Shockledge – General Manager at Netley Court said he is delighted with the result Daniel is a true star who really goes that extra mile in his work, nothing is ever too much trouble, he is a popular member of the team with both residents and his colleagues.


MEMORY CAFÉ Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month We welcome carers and their loved ones to our regular, friendly get-togethers with themed topics and dementiafriendly entertainment. 2.30pm–4.00pm | FREE DEMENTIA FRIENDS INFO SESSIONS


Last Friday of the month Help make our village dementia-friendly by becoming a Dementia Friend. Refreshments will be served. 3.00pm–4.00pm | FREE

STEADY & STRONG EXERCISE CLASS Every Friday This community exercise class promotes balance and strength and helps to prevent falls in older people. It is supported by the NHS and Hampshire County Council. Call Claire Fitzhenry on 07541 062099 to book your place. 2.00pm–3.00pm | £3.50

To book your place, contact Kathryn Duffell Tel: 023 8045 0320 | kathryn.duffell@cinnamoncc.com Netley Court Care Home Victoria Road, Netley, Southampton, SO31 5DR


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Baby Ballroom C.J. Dancing offer dance classes for all. If you have a child who enjoys watching Strictly Come Dancing, why not let them try a Ballroom class? It’s fun, social and who knows they might just become the next Strictly star! A New dancing programme ‘Baby Ballroom’ has just started on 5Star, following the lives of different young ballroom dancers who compete or dance just for fun. If you are looking to try a local dance school, look no further than C.J. Dancing who teach in Titchfield and Warsash. Adult classes are also available from the complete beginner to the advanced dancer. Please see their website: www.cjdancing.com for more details, or call Claire on 07786 175188.

Can You Help Cats Protection Club Weekenders Fareham and Waterlooville Branch? Your local branch of Cats Protection are seeking dedicated cat loving people to Foster cats currently on our waiting list. If you are at present without your own pet, or have a room a cat can be provided with, or have freedom in the property, and someone is at home for part of the day – we would be delighted to discuss the possibility with you. Food and equipment are provided by the Charity, and all Veterinary costs covered by us. If you may be interested please contact Nicky Davies on 07979 522118. Its getting cold now and we would like to have as many cats as possible in nice warm beds.

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A Social Club for single people If you are on your own, over 45 and would like to enhance your social life, come and join our friendly club. We offer a diary of events which includes wining and dining at different local venues where you can enjoy good food and conversation in pleasant surroundings. During the year we organize various social activities such as theatre trips, walks, concerts, short breaks, quizzes and weekly there is an art group, 10 pin bowling and regular bar nights. If you think this is for you give us a call and we will arrange to meet you at one of our bar nights in Fareham. Make this the year you change your life and ring Mo 023 9271 1964.

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The Trend Edit For Men and Women Just in time for summer, Thomas Marrington brings you the three trends from the SS17 runways that reach across the aisle guy or girl, these styles apply to all.

MILLENNIAL PINK Also known under the guises of rose quartz, tumblr pink, pastel pink, and even (the rather unappealing sounding) pale dogwood, millennial pink was the colour to beat in 2016. Its success can be attributed to many factors. You could say that stateside beauty brand Glossier, borne out of the internet beauty destination Into The Gloss and heralded largely by the Instagram generation, provided a launchpad for the colour when they decided to splash it across their entire product range during their 2014 launch. Or maybe it was Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel, released

the same year, that propelled millennial pink into the consciousness of young adults the world over. But of what cinched the deal, we can be certain; when Pantone’s annual colour of the year announcement rolled around and Rose Quartz, a dead-ringer for Glossier’s prettyin-pink packaging, was named 2016’s colour. Ever since, this crowd-pleasing pastel hue has become a staple in the zeitgeist, used by fashion houses, beauty behemoths, and even by Kendall Jenner, who painted her wall Baker Miller Pink as an appetite suppressant.


For men and women, incorporating millennial pink into your summer wardrobe is the most effortless way to stay on trend this summer. For ladies, this beautiful silk blouse from Reiss is an investment piece that will never go out of style. And for the guys, this soft pink Western jacket, sold through Topman by London based menswear brand Antioch, is the perfect balance between John Wayne-esque masculinity and soft summer vibes.

Topman, Denim Jacket, £60

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Paul Smith SS17



Next, Power Pad Jacket, £55


high end, a.k.a. much more expensive. Luckily, subtle is what we want here. For women, this strong shouldered jacket from Next is the perfect compromise. The market is a little trickier for men, but instead, compromise on this Zara shirt complete with redshoulder band. Attention is drawn to the broadness of the shoulder line, without fear of sartorial overkill.

Balenciaga SS17

Still in a place somewhere between an 80s and a 90s revival, power shoulders are most definitely back in trend. The best part about power pads, long seen as embarrassingly Dynastyesque, is that you can actually choose how much of an Alexis Colby you want to be when utilising them. You’d be hard pressed to find anything too extreme on the high street – for that, you’ll have to go

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Gosha Rubchinskiy, whose East European inner-city looks have dominated discussion of late. Men can make like Gosha and keep it red with a vibrant sweater, louche in structure, embellished with white graphic writing down the sleeves. A nice twist on the trend, tieside joggers are a practical, comfortable yet still cutting edge way to liven up a staple for women - this pair from Topshop has the perfect tonal colour palette.

Gosha Rubchinskiy SS17

Topshop, Tie-Side Joggers, £36


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Streetwear has become one of the most successful and enduring trends of recent memory, constantly evolving and graduating to the mainstream, with classic streetwear brands such as Supreme now collaborating with the likes of Louis Vuitton. It’s been such a hit, that designers aren’t ready to let go; in fact, many streetwearinfluenced designers have hit the big time recently, such as

H&M, Printed Sweatshirt £19.99


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Birthday Parties at The Race Centre If you’re struggling to find something to do for your child’s next birthday party, then look no further than The Race Centre in Chandler’s Ford. The facility is home to 10 fully linked professional racing simulators, each with full driving controls and whopping 3 metre HD projection screens! Upon arriving, the group receives a full briefing, including where to find the button for the horn! They then head out on track for their practice session, setting their best lap times to form the grid for the racing. When they head out for their races, all 10 drivers are on the grid for the start, normally followed by a spectacular incident at the first corner! After the racing, the top 3 drivers each receive a trophy for their efforts.

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

Prices start from just £185, and fresh hot pizza can be ordered as an optional addition. The Race Centre also runs special sessions for Under 18s in the school holidays, just £12 per driver, and new for 2017, adults can drive for half price in these sessions too! 4th June, 1.00pm to 4.00pm - Open Race Meeting (£36 per driver) 18th June, 10.00am to 1.00pm, 1.00pm to 4.00pm, and 4.00pm to 7.00pm - Fathers Day Open Race Meetings (£36 per driver, but is buy one get one free) 2nd July, 1.00pm to 4.00pm - Open Race Meeting (£36 per driver) 16th July, 10.00am to 1.00pm - Open Race Meeting (£36 per driver) 16th July, 4.00pm to 7.00pm - Open Team Endurance (£90 per team) 24th to 28th July, 10.00am to 12.00pm - Summer Holiday Specials (£12 per driver) 30th July, 1.00pm to 4.00pm - Open Race Meeting (£36 per driver) Please call the venue on 023 8026 9927 for more information or alternatively, you can visit www.theracecentre.co.uk

Warsash U3A Warsash U3A is a fun and enjoyable way for retired folk to keep mentally active by sharing their knowledge whilst enjoying the camaraderie and friendship of others. Come and enjoy a friendly, informal environment with like-minded people at the Warsash U3A. We offer a range of groups for, and run by, members. No previous qualifications or skills are required; all you need is enthusiasm and interest in the subjects you choose. Learn new skills or refresh existing ones. Our membership is generally in the region of 150. We have a monthly meeting on the 2nd Friday with a guest speaker on varied subjects from Tiller Girl to Stunt Performer. Our Website will offer you an excellent view of what we are about. www.u3asites.org.uk/warsash

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Wayne Stevens interview Ex-World Championship sidecar rider Wayne Stevens has always been mad about motorcycles, but following a devastating crash in Germany in 2008 he was forced to stop competing. However, Wayne has stayed in the sport by supporting his brother and building his team.

Hampshire is booming for motorcycle racing at the moment. There’s currently three or four teams in Hampshire that compete at our level.” Wayne is optimistic about the future of the sport, given the injection of youth that has given motorsports a significant boost in recent years. Wayne said: “Years ago sidecar racing was considered an old man’s sport, but nowadays you have a lot of young kids coming through and they’re the ones who keep the sport going - and it’s the young kids that are fast!” The cost of the sidecars is astounding and, to an outsider of the sport, the building of a sidecar is nearly impossible to comprehend.

We caught up with Wayne to see what it takes to participate in this dangerous sport. When he was riding in the sidecar support races, Wayne got to travel all over the world, even competing in the World Championship support race. Wayne said: “I started Sidecar Racing about 20 years ago, but after my crash in Germany in 2008, I decided to retire. Following that I started my own team up with my brother as the rider. “In the 20 years when I was racing competitively, not once did I think I was going to go out and crash. It never crossed my mind, it was never going to happen. Failure wasn’t an option, and I was so positive every time I went out. But after the crash - it really was the end of competing for me. I broke my arm, and the driver of the motorcycle nearly died; it cast a completely different light over it all.”

Wayne explained: “To build a sidecar costs around £50,000. You have to buy all the parts yourself: the engine, the exhaust, the engine cradle, the air box – everything is made to suit you. The last sidecar we built took around 5 months to build, so it is a real operation putting one together. “The hospitality side is a huge part of racing as well. Our hospitality unit is a gigantic lorry that seats about 50 people. We’ve also got an on-board chef that works on race-days, serving three course dinners to sponsors and members of the team – it really is a great day out!” Wayne’s teams’ next race is in four weeks’ time in Knock Hill, Scotland.

Despite his crash, Wayne was not put off the sport. He decided to support his brother in his ambition of becoming a sidecar rider himself. Wayne said: “My brother still wanted to compete, and just because I crashed, I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of his dreams. I knew that if he didn’t race with me, he would race with someone else. “The bikes possess around 200 brake horsepower, and the sidecar can go up to speeds of 160mph, which is quite scary the first few times! You can’t even describe the excitement of competing in a sidecar. Your only about 45-50 millimetres off the floor, so everything seems a lot faster! It’s one of those sports that, until you’ve had a go yourself, you can never fully appreciate the speed and G-force of the bikes.” Domestically, the Side Car support races remain one of the highest standards of racing in the world – outside the World Championships. Wayne has always been into motorcycles but, interestingly, is not keen on cars. He said: “I’ve always been passionate about anything with an engine, but I’m not interested in cars. I love motorcycle racing. I’ve lived in Havant for most of my life so I’m a local lad, and contactus@loopmagazine.net

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A different way to see the USA So you would like to see some of the great cities of the USA, witness the sheer size of the Grand Canyon and amazing beauty of its many National Parks. However escorted coach touring is not for you and the idea of having to drive in unfamiliar surroundings on the opposite side of the road that you are used to, does not sound like much of a holiday either. Well how about a rail vacation, it offers all the independence of a self-drive holiday without the hassle and responsibility of driving a car. A rail holiday can even be a destination in itself, where you escape everyday life and take in the breath taking scenery on a comfortable and enjoyable journey. There is something classic, refreshing and even romantic about taking a train and with a vast rail network; every stop can be a new adventure with every city and town along the route offering the possibility of new treasures waiting to be discovered.

Washington DC, New York and Niagara Falls: Explore America’s capital Washington DC, before moving on up to New York City where you can visit the Empire State Building, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Central Park and so much more before finishing off at the magnificent towering Niagara Falls, with time above and below the falls and a chance to try some of their famous Ice Wines.

Advantages or rail travel include a smooth and turbulence free ride, featuring more legroom than your average aircraft seat with a wide selection of dining options and the freedom to get up and move around throughout your journey. With so many options to choose from, you can tailor your trip to meet your very own requirements, to create a unique holiday of your very own, Amity Travel will mix and match destinations for you, adding in hotels, sightseeing tours, transfers, car hire and flights if and where required, you can even complete your holiday with an Alaskan Cruise. Here are just a few examples of some of the more popular itineraries to whet your appetite. Jazz, Blues & rock ‘N’ Roll: Explore Chicago’s famous blues scene and popular sights before heading on to Memphis the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll and home to Elvis Presley and his famous mansion, Graceland. Continue south to New Orleans where you can enjoy a jazz brunch at the famous court of Two Sisters Restaurant before taking in the picturesque sights of the French Quarter.

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Rout 66: Take to the tracks along historic Route 66! Take in the iconic architecture of Chicago, “The Windy City”, take a walking tour around historic Albuquerque, ride the Grand Canyon Railway to the Canyon’s South Rim, and tour Beverly Hills to see the homes of the stars and starlets of Los Angeles. Journey along the famous Route 66 highway system as you make your way south towards the Grand Canyon and marvel at the immense beauty at one of the 7 natural Wonders of the World. A magical trip across the country awaits on the Route 66 by Rail journey!

Coast to Coast across the USA: Travel from the bright lights of New York City down to the USA’s Capital before moving on to the Windy City of Chicago and its great landmarks, next stop the Grand Canyon before hitting the West Coast where you spend time in Los Angles and Hollywood, finally arriving in San Francisco, your end destination. So now is the time to start thinking about soaking up the magical scenery of North America from the comfort of travelling on Amtrak. Give Amity Travel a call today; they will give you expert assistance in planning your very own itinerary, adding hotels, sightseeing activities, transfers and flights as required.

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Everett’s Cosham, Locks Heath and St. Luke’s Pharmacy Hedge End offer travel vaccinations and advice on malaria prevention for you and your family through our Travel Health Service. This enables you to get all the travel health information, vaccinations and antimalarials you need to enjoy a healthy trip abroad. We work closely with MASTA, a leading specialist in travel health, to make sure that advice is tailored to you and your trip. To Book Go to www.masta-travel-health.com or call 0330 1004106 Book your telephone consultation with one of MASTA’s specialist travel health nurses who will generate a travel health plan tailored to you and your trip The travel health nurse will book an appointment for you at your chosen local pharmacy where you will receive your vaccinations, antimalarials and advice to help you have a safe trip.

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Main agents for new Elddis and Sprite Caravans. Specialists in selected quality pre-owned Caravans that have had careful use from new. Fully stocked accessory shop including awnings and Calor gas. NCC approved workshop for Caravan servicing. 2017 we are celebrating 40 years of being the premier dealer in the area! We have special offers on new caravans and accessories. Come and see us, we are different.


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Also in March Rebecca joined our team as an apprentice, so as well as Denise and Ange, Timezone has a great team, and created a happy, easy going atmosphere.

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I have owned Timezone for 17 years this November and I am proud to say that we are still going strong as well as keeping busy and keeping prices affordable for everyone. I would like to say a big thank you to all of our clients, and a big welcome to all of our new and returning clients. So why not pop in or call us to see what we can do for you! We look forward to welcoming you soon – Sandy. Opening Times: Tue – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm & Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Find us on Facebook


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MAN OVERBOARD MAN OVERBOARD MAN OVERBOARD Getting out and about on the River Hamble has never been so easy! Join us in the wooded Getting out and about on the River Hamblehas hasnever neverbeen beenso so easy! Join us in the the wooded Getting out andabout abouton onthe theRiver River Hamble Hamble easy! Join usus in the wooded Getting out and has never been so easy! Join in wooded Getting out and about on the River Hamble has never been so easy! Join us in the wooded surroundings ofabout Universal Marina on the River give the fastest Getting out and on theMarina River Hamble has neverHamble been soand easy! Join usthe inUK’s the wooded surroundings of Universal on the the River Hamble andgive givethe UK’s fastest surroundingsof of Universal Universal Marina Marina on River Hamble and fastest surroundings the River Hamble and give theUK’s UK’s fastest surroundings of Universal onthe thehustle River and Hamble UK’s fastest growing watersports a go. Marina Soak up bustleand of give one the of the countries

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NATURE’S QUAY Welcome to Nature’s Quay at Universal Marina, the ever expanding services ashore and afloat. A unique experience with Nature’s gifts, the key to your wellbeing. We offer everything from one to one ‘reformer’ Pilates to a selection of holistic therapies, waxing, facials and full body massage, as well as half-day experiences. Within our shop both on site and online you will find a range of beauty products that are hand selected, non-toxic and cruelty free. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Universal Marina.

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Find us at Unit 7, Universal Marina, call us on 023 80980777, visit Facebook for competition & deals or see www.naturesquay.com Pilates Reformer classes and private sessions tailored to your body in our beautiful studios. Contact: chrissy@principlepilates.com Physiotherapy for all types of conditions and injuries, including sports injuries. Contact: samantha@principlepilates.com

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Health & Fitness Average Geoff Here we are at the middle of the year already and summertime is here! Whether you’ve been working hard on your health and fitness this year and want to shake it up or if you want to start getting in shape you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a couple of awesome workouts and a really scrummy and simple recipe for you this month. So once you’ve finished working out, refuel with the recipe overleaf. It can be tough to start on your fitness journey and sometimes even tougher to stay on track unless you have the right motivation. To help you stay motivated i want you to think of a why, a reason or driving force for what goals you want to achieve. It could be weight loss for health, a holiday, a wedding or maybe you want to stay fit and healthy to be able to keep up with your kids. Every time you feel low on motivation and effort i want that why in the front of your mind pushing you to that goal and success. You are the only person responsible for the effort you put in so set those goals and get up, get out and get it done!



Renegade Row with pushup: Get into the pushup position with dumbbells in hand. Perform a pushup and once you get to the top, perform a row with each arm.


Dumbbell HIIT This workout will scorch fat and really help you build some muscular shape and endurance. Its 4 rounds of 40 seconds work and 20 seconds rest.




Thrusters: Start in the same position for the squat but with the dumbbells up at the shoulders. Perform a squat and as you reach the top of the movement, use a little momentum to press the weights overhead. Return to the start and repeat.



Strict press: Start with your feet flat and the dumbbells held by your shoulders. Push straight up without bouncing and return to the start.



Bent over Row: Keeping your back in a neutral position, brace your core and bend over. Row the dumbbells at the same time, squeezing the back of your shoulders at the top of the move. Reverse Lunge: Start with the Dumbbells by your sides. Step back with one leg and into a lunge. Make sure to keep your front knee in line with the foot and don’t let your knee go past your toes.



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Bodyweight workout Although this workout uses a bench for 2 moves you can use a chair, the sofa or anything safe and secure that’s raised from the ground. There are three levels for different abilities so do the set reps for your fitness level. Beginner - 10 reps Intermediate - 20 reps Advanced - 30 reps Perform 5 rounds of this circuit with 1-2 minutes rest between rounds.



Dips: Place your hands on a bench and set your feet out in front of you. Dip down, making sure you don’t arc your back.



Bulgarian split squats: Place one foot on a bench behind you. Squat down, making sure the front knee doesn’t go in front of the toes.



Push ups: Get into a high plank position with your feet together or slightly apart if you need to for balance. Lower yourself to the floor until your chest lightly touches the floor. Make sure to keep your elbows tight to your side and push back up.

Side plank (both sides and for reps count seconds): Place your feet together and get onto your side, supporting yourself on your elbow and the side of the bottom foot. Keep you core engaged and hold yourself in a straight line.


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Chicken & halloumi skewers with mango quinoa Oh my word this is a dish you’re going to be getting done on the grill and on the BBQ as summer approaches. Its really fresh and the combo of the lime and halloumi really livens it up. For the skewers



Lying leg raises: Place your hands by your side or just under your butt. Keeping your legs straight, raise them up until they are vertical, then lower back down under control.

1 chicken breast, diced into chunks 6 pieces of halloumi Juice & zest zest of 1/2 lime 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp fresh coriander For the quinoa 11/2 cups cooked quinoa 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1/4 mango, cut into small chunks 1/4 red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped Soak some wooden skewers in water for at least ten minutes whilst you prep the food to prevent them burning. Mix the chicken with the lime and honey and load up the skewers with the chicken and halloumi. Stick it under the grill



Tuck jumps: Perform a 1/4 bodyweight squat and as you get to the bottom of the movement, explode up into the air and bring your knees high to your chest whilst airborne.

Stick the onion and garlic in a pan on a low heat to bring out the flavour. Add the mango, tomatoes and quinoa and mix together. Check the chicken is cooked through and serve up for a feel of summer!! contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Health & Fitness Motivational tips by Mr Funkyfit In order to transform your thought process you need to stop lying to yourself, stop making excuses, stop procrastinating; stop blaming your children or other people for your inactivity and lack of motivation. You only live once so start accepting your flaws and do something about it. Take small steps, get started and the rest will come naturally. Start to train your mind to accept the simple changes in your life, remind yourself that when you eat you need to burn off the food in your body, start to cut down all the unhealthy food and bad habits, empower yourself, look for help where it’s needed, socialise with like minded people, say no to bad habits. Set an example to your peers, your children and family, motivate and inspire them. Below are 10 of my best tips to help you get motivated. If you choose to follow these simple tips then you’re on your way to a healthier and happier you. Good luck! Remember change won’t happen overnight. Start slowly and don’t overdo it. Spend sometime adjusting to your new lifestyle. Go slow try not to rush or go too hard because you might end up burning out and this might end up causing you to hate exercise. Sometimes life events can get in the way and cause you to lose your motivation towards fitness. We all want to look and feel good but if we do nothing then nothing will happen. Imagine waking up in the morning to look at the mirror and hating yourself everyday, Or standing up and holding your belly in your hands only to let go and watch it wobble back down. The only thing that stops you from successfully changing your lifestyle is your mind. Try changing your mindset to understanding healthy living and you’ll be successful. Exercise is part of living healthy. It’s not all just about the six-pack and the washboard abdominals but mainly looking and feeling healthy. By changing to a healthy lifestyle you’ll find yourself much happier and confident. We all want to look and feel good but how many of us actually get up and start doing something about it. Only you can make that decision, ask yourself if you like what you see, do you want to be healthy, do you want to wear your favourite clothes without feeling upset, do you want to be able run with your children so they can experience a great childhood or do you want to live a long healthy life. There are many questions to ask yourself but the answer lies within you. If you hate your lifestyle then do something about it today! 40 | The LOOP


Get inspired by others who have achieved similar goals. Speak to friends or read stories about people who’ve been in the same situation as you and have managed to transform their lives. Such people will motivate you and keep you going.

Find a workout buddy. Workout buddies are great for motivation especially if you meet one that has the same goals as you. They’ll be loads of healthy competition amongst both of you which will help you to push each other. Watch free fitness videos of great achievers and Look at your old photos. Sometimes your old photo’s can motivate you to get back to the body you once had and the videos will keep you motivated. You’ll always think if they can do it then you can too. Buy smaller clothes that you’d like to fit into. Buy that smaller size pair of jeans or a lovely dress you’d like to fit into. This will help you to work towards your goal. Don’t expect fast results. You’ve just started on a lifetime changing journey so don’t expect fast changes and fast results. Just enjoy your new healthy journey and the results will come naturally. Start eating healthy. Get rid of all the unhealthy food in your refrigerator and cupboards. Stock up on fresh healthy fruits, vegetables and meat. This will improve your overall health and make you feel fresher and lighter. Set and plan big events. Family holidays, birthday parties, weddings and charity running, cycling or walking events will help you to set goals and commit to them by preparing yourself. Get yourself some nice workout clothes. Fitness clothes have become trendy these days, so spoil yourself by getting yourself clothes that will help you feel motivated while you’re working out. Join like minded groups or communities. There will be several other people with similar issues and goals. Joining these groups will help you to stay focused and motivated. You can even join online interactive groups. Contact Mr FunkyFit: studiored@frankfitnesstrainer.co.uk

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Local Yacht Club supports Hamble Lifeboat

Hamble Lifeboat, which is one of eight independent self-funded Lifeboats around the Solent area, was formed in 1968, as the Southampton Water Inshore Rescue Service by local residents in response to the increasing number of casualties occurring in Southampton Water and local rivers. It has attended, on average, 100 incidents per year, day and night, 365 days a year, in all weather conditions. Hamble Lifeboat, which costs over £35,000 a year to run operates in an area 15 miles long and 10 miles across. It is bounded by Lee on Solent and Cowes to the east and by Gurnard Bank and the mouth of the River Beaulieu to the west. It includes the central Solent, Southampton Water and the rivers Itchen, Hamble and Test

PJ Drew (Engravers) Ltd PJ Drew (Engravers) Ltd Signs and Graphics recently manufactured signage for Woolston Waterside Plaza, as well as for Mettricks coffee shop within the new development. It’s been brilliant to work on a great project that’s right on our doorstep, and we are all looking to trying the other restaurants opening up there over the next few weeks!

We produced leaflets, banners and show programmes for ‘An Ogre’s Tale’ performed by King’s Academy of Performing Arts in April. The show was a big success so well done to all involved. We are able manufacture many items, from one off Engraved Labels and Control Panels to Bespoke Office Fascias, Health and Safety Signage, Shop Fronts, Boat Nameplates and Vinyl Graphics which can be used on windows and vehicles. If you have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 8044 6062 or at sales@pjdrews.co.uk.

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Two lifeboats run in six month shifts, one afloat in service and one in the station for refit. The crew is made up of volunteers who give their time and effort with the very vital support of their families. Universal Marina Yacht Club, which is affiliated to the RYA, is the newest Club on the Hamble River and was formed in 2014 to provide all boat owners at Universal Marina with cruising, social and training activities. A major Club event in the winter calendar is the charity dinner which has raised over £1000 and in previous years has supported ‘Help for Heroes’ and ORCA charities. ORCA is a Portsmouth based charity which is dedicated to the protection of cetaceans, through research, partnership and education. Last month over 60 Club members and guests attended a dinner at Bistro 8 in Universal Marina where the magnificent sum of £535 was raised on the night for the Hamble Lifeboat. James Godwin, the Lifeboat Station Manager, gave a light- hearted talk and received the donation from Terry Deadman, the Club Commodore. 42 | The LOOP


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Car Fest comes to Berrywood!

Year R pupils at Berrywood Primary School in Hedge End celebrated their vehicle project work in style during Car Fest 2017! Families were invited to come and view the amazing vehicles on show as well as sharing the children’s learning. Vehicles on show ranged from super cars such as Ferraris, Porsches and the new car designed by the local ‘Elemental’ team, to classic cars including a Ford Model T and an Austin Seven. There was even a tractor and a mini digger for the children to enjoy. Sirens from the emergency vehicles sounded and car horns beeped as the celebration got under way!

Families were also set the challenge of creating a go kart to show at the event and many of the children ‘blinged’ their scooters and bikes for the show too. Children were so proud to complete a lap of the arena, in fact it was difficult to encourage them to put down their pride and joy in order to collect their well deserved certificates. “What a wonderful afternoon we’ve had, celebrating the work of our pupils! They were set the challenge of designing a vehicle for our PE coach. After interviewing him and asking what his requirements were, the children put pencil to paper and designed a suitable vehicle. They went on to make a model from their design, learning about wheels and axles in the process. “We are thankful to the local community for supporting our work and giving up their time to bring their vehicles to school for this spectacular event”, said a member of the Year R team.

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Birds of Hamble Common Hamble Common is 55 acres of coastal heath owned and managed by Eastleigh Borough Council and assigned Special Scientific Interest because of its wide range of habitats. It is the main focus for the Hamble Conservation Volunteers and for those who have not heard of the Common before, it is a downward pointing triangular shaped area bounded by Southampton Water and the River Hamble. This is second of a series of articles in which we describe the resident and visiting birds that depend on the unusual habitat provided by the Common.

Birdlife in the Summer The arrival of early summer ups the volume of birdsong from the landfall cries of the later migrants. There is a sense of urgency as they have to attract a mate quickly and begin nest building to ensure that they complete their breeding cycle before moving on. The sound of Chiffchaffs, the clue is in the name as far as their song goes, Blackcaps, Whitethroats and occasional Willow warbler can also be heard across the Common. Reed warblers can be heard in the reed bed at the head of the creek and the loud and explosive sound of the Cetti’s warbler is often heard in the trees surrounding the adjacent car park. A pair of Mute swans regularly takes up residence close to the marina car park and they seem comfortable with the comings and goings of yacht crews. They build a substantial and conspicuous nest in the form of a large heap of reeds and rushes. The parents, known as the cob and pen, are very protective of their nest and eggs and should be left well alone. feeding amongst the scrub and tree tops. These little birds are one of the few bird species that appear to be on the increase in the UK. In the warm summer sunshine, you may catch sight of the odd lizard basking in the sunshine if you are very lucky – usually you just hear a slight rustling as they scuttle off into the purple moor grass. These are Common lizards and tend to be a rich brown colour with golden brown stripes or spots on their backs and can be up to 15 cm long. For the rest of the summer the young lizards need to fatten themselves up to survive their winter hibernation by feeding on small worms, slugs and insects.

It is not widely recognised that swan nests and eggs are protected from disturbance by law and technically all swans still belong to the Queen! When the cygnets hatch after about 5 weeks of incubation, they stay around the nest for a couple of days before their parents shepherd them off into the Hamble River. The Common has a sizeable population of Long Tailed Tits that are resident all year round and these little birds make super little capsule shaped nests from moss, cobwebs, lichens and are lined with feathers. They start nest building early in the spring so by summer there are small family flocks of these charming little birds 46 | The LOOP


The areas of Bell heather flowers give a welcome splash of colour amongst the grassland and provide a food source for insects. By the end of summer hopefully the small group of cattle grazing the Common have done their work and kept the brambles and other scrub at bay for another year. During late summer the birdlife tends to more subdued as the adult birds use this quiet time after breeding to moult into a new coat of feathers and during this time they tend to be less active. The foreshore is also very quiet at this time of year until the Oystercatchers, Curlews, Redshanks and Brent geese return from their breeding grounds. But at high tide if you look offshore you might be rewarded with the sight of Terns fishing in the calm water between the spit and the oil terminal jetty.

Hamble Conservation Volunteers We are the Hamble Conservation Volunteers, a group of local enthusiasts committed to preserving the habitat and amenity of Hamble Common for the benefit of the community and wildlife. We assist Eastleigh Borough Council by providing support for a variety of activities.

The scrub clearance that takes place on the Common each winter is essential for the retention of its keystone heathland habitat particularly the small but significant areas of bell heather. We also provide a large number of bird boxes that protect our birds during the nesting season from predators such as grey squirrels, magpies and woodpeckers. More mundane but no less essential for the safety of wildlife, dogs and children are our twice monthly beach cleans, it is disappointing that these are necessary but the quantity of rubbish left during a year fills over 300 black refuse bags.

Can you help? Most of our tasks are manually intensive and there is no substitute for numbers but there are roles for almost all agility levels. Whether you are an individual or a company looking for a rewarding project for your Corporate Responsibility programme, we are keen to hear from you. If you are interested in joining us please take a look at our web-site: www.hamble-conservation.co.uk/ common.html contactus@loopmagazine.net

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M.J.M. Plumbing & Heating The complete Plumbing & Heating Service With Over 30 Years Experience • Natural Gas, LPG & Oil • New Heating Systems - Replacement Boilers & Upgrades • Boilers Installed, Serviced & Repaired • Heating Systems Power Flushed • Bathrooms, Showers & Water Softeners • Gas Fires, Water Heaters, Cookers & Gas Warm Air Heating Installed & Serviced

Complete Electrical services to Domestic, Commercial and industrial customers Installation • Maintenance Inspection & Testing • Fault Finding All work carried out to latest regulations and highest of standards T: 023 8025 1331 M: 07747 845878 E: info@mphes.com 50 | The LOOP


• Vaillant Registered Installer Free estimates Full Insured All Works Guaranteed or 12 Months T 023 8056 2504 01329 507712 M 07773 385946

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Local Trades P & S Gas Consultancy and Services For All Your Gas Needs

• Tiling/Slating • All Work Guaranteed • Extensions • Flat Roofs • Insurance Work • Fascias/Guttering • Storm Damage • Repairs • Leadwork • Re-roofs • General Maintenance • All Areas Covered For a Professional Personal Service Call

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Quality Painters & Decorators Installed by professionals to the highest standard Domestic & commercial 20 years guarantee

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Local Trades J K Home Improvements Limited We respect your home and take pride in what we can achieve for you!

ROOFING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE New Roofs & Repair To: • Flat Roofs • Tiled Roofs • Slate Roofs • Re-Pointing of Brickwork • Chimneys • Valleys & Ridges • UPVC Fascias & Guttering All Aspects of Property Maintenance Over 20 years Experience. Fully Insured. Free Estimates.


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SPECIAL OFFER ONLY WITH THIS ADVERT All aspects of electrical works undertaken including:

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Local Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Specialists CARPET CLEANING: A common mistake is thinking 'all carpets are cleaned the same way' it depends on fibre type, carpet construction, soil levels and more. We offer a full range of cleaning methods depending on what we find in the survey, including; Hot Water Extraction (steam Cleaning), Low Moisture Cleaning and Dry Carpet Cleaning. We discuss the best cleaning method with you which is safe for your carpet. UPHOLSTERY CLEANING: In today's modern market there are hundreds of different types of fabric, this is due to different make ups, such as 100% polyester or 60% viscose/10% cotton/30% polyester, as you would imagine these require different cleaning methods and techniques which we discuss during your free no obligation quote. Our customers really see the difference, and leather is all skillfully cleaned by hand promoting a gentle, yet thorough clean!

MATTRESS CLEANING: Relax in the knowledge that your mattresses is sanitised & protected from the major cause of all allergies with our 6 step Mattress cleaning service offering you quality and value service STAIN SERVICE: Accidents happen, should you spill or mark your carpets or upholstery it’s important to act fast!! Our expert stain removal service can eliminate blemishes before they become permanent, call us for advice around stains.

RUG CLEANING: Rugs of all shapes, sizes, and origins benefit greatly from the professional rug cleaning service we offer. We are professionally trained to deal with hazards such as dye bleed, we complete tests prior to cleaning to eliminate these problems. We only use cleaning solutions that are correct for the type of fibre be that wool, silk, viscose, polypropylene etc.

DE-INFESTATION SERVICE: We are licensed to carry out textile pest elimination. We treat Fleas, Mites, Carpet Beetles, Carpet Moths and a host of other pests on your textiles. We also offer a de-infestation service for tenants with pets for when you leave your property.

Call us on: 01489 600571 for a free survey & no obligation quote 3 Steeple Way, Titchfield Common, PO14 4QJ Check out our website for further services on your carpets and soft furnishings


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Antiques to sell Have you got any interesting curiosities hidden away or in the loft, not knowing quite what to do with them? Or have you just inherited a box of ‘bits’ that are not to your taste?


Carol Walker is looking for Vintage clothes and ladies paraphernalia, cutlery, pretty tea sets and china. Jewellery, costume or precious. Silver and silver plated items. Small furniture, curtains, collectables and anything old and interesting!

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House Martin Heating Gas Heating and Plumbing Your complete heating & plumbing service


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UP TO 10 YEAR WARRANTY ON VAILLANT HIGH EFFICIENT BOILERS If any of these ring a bell with you, call Carol on 01489 602462 or email her at carolwalkerantiques@icloud.com Carol can come to you and give you a fair price with no fuss.



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Your Local Soft Washing Team are Waiting to Transform your Property We don’t need to use high pressure water to get stunning results! We use a specially formulated blend of three unique products - all safe and tested that conform to water-board regulations. • Spray on, leave, then rinse off Before • Kills all lichen and algae attacks on your brickwork/patio/fence panels • Longer lasting results than conventional pressure cleaning by up to 4 times After • Safe and non-toxic product • Safe Contractor Approved company • Trading Standards Approved Rates from as little as 0.80 pence per-sq-metre. Quote this LOOP code ALLSOFT to get your FREE window clean with every order Call our free phone number and speak to our receptionist TODAY on 0800 689 9127 54 | The LOOP


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Moo Music Local Moo Music Leader through to voting in the National What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017!

Borne Books at Home

The nominees for the prestigious ‘What’s On 4 2017 Kids Awards’ with Strider Bike have just been announced - and Emma Palk of Moo Music Bishop’s Waltham, Locks Heath and Fareham is a nominee in the ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5’s - South’ category which means they will now go through to the exciting national voting stage!

Contact me on 07825 558050

Moo Music is a musical feast for pre-school children featuring six fabulous characters – Maggie Moo, Ollie Oink, Henry Horse, Barry Baa Doris Duck and Holly Hen – created by renowned artist Alan Rogers, whose other credits include Pigeon Street and Rub-A-Dub-Dub.

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Five of the six characters have their own repertoire of 25 original songs by well-known songwriter Craig McLeish, who has worked on hit West End shows as well as many television favourites.

Your Local Usborne Books Organiser Able to do House parties, school fairs and local events Lots of benefits for hosts

Playing to Playing learn, to learning learn, learning through play through play • New extended opening times • We offer free early years education funding Register for 2, 3 & 4 years old, subject to eligibility now for • 30 hour offer available from September 2017 September • A homely, inclusive, and welcoming environment 2017 • A close team of experienced, qualified staff • Please call for further information 07925 372539


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Woodlands Also Pre-School now OPEN! Woodlands Early Learning have been consistently providing OUTSTANDING childcare since 2008, Woodlands Early Learning are proud to introduce their new Pre- School, Woodlands Also. We are currently taking registrations for children aged 2 years 6 months to school. An Extension of Woodlands Early Learning who has been awarded OUTSTANDING since 2008.

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To achieve our goal of creating an exceptional nursery, it has been vital to invest in both suitable property and staff. It has been a labour of love renovating the building to create the space you see today, inside and out. No expense was spared in making it perfect for our children, providing a homely environment to help them learn and flourish. We are beyond proud of our new setting and can’t wait to show you around.


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For over 20 years people have been buying their sheds, summerhouses, play-houses and log cabins from Abbey Garden Buildings. Why? Because we offer the best range of buildings at the most competitive prices, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction. And we make it easy! We have a large show site with over 50 different buildings; quite simply the largest and widest ranging display in the area. We have show buildings in their basic specifications, all the way up to fully lined and insulated buildings that are ideal home offices or play-rooms for the children. We also have home offices fully fitted with desks and chairs so that you can accurately determine your needs.

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Quite simply, our aim is to supply and construct prestige elite garden buildings that will look good in your garden. The quality and care that we build into each product means that they will give you years and years of service. Visit our show site at Silver Springs Nursery Fontley Road Titchfield PO15 6QX, we’re open 7 days a week.

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2017 London Marathon

Ladies’ Night 2017!

Running this year’s iconic London Marathon for Children with Cancer UK Charity has to be one of the most amazing, humbling and painful things I have ever done, and I’ve given birth 3 times! Knowing I was running for such a worthy cause, making a difference to children affected by cancer made it all worthwhile, and I was very honoured to be asked to run for the charity. To help raise as much money as possible, I held a Ladies’ Night in October 2016. The night was an amazing success, with a sell-out venue of 160 women, and raising over £3,200 all for Children with Cancer UK! So many ladies have since asked me to hold another event as it was so much fun, so here I am again!

The Ladies’ Night this year is being held in Titchfield Community Centre on Saturday 30th September at 7.15pm. The night will start with options of: hair and body pampering from ‘Serenity Hair, Warsash’ to celebrate their new spa opening in May 2017; some yummy treats from ‘Rachel’s Cupcakes’ and ‘House of Candy’; a tarot card reading by Sonya James; an adult face paint from ‘Glitter Fairies’; a little magic from El-Roberto - Comedy Magician, and photo fun in the ‘Funky Photobooth’, as well as enjoying some beverages from the bar while you wait for the entertainment to begin!

The main show will be introduced by comedy Queen Cherry Liquor, who will keep you laughing throughout the night, and will introduce two male strippers for your viewing pleasure! Anytime Fitness will be supplying the goody bags, which I will pack with discount vouchers and extra treats. I have already sold enough tickets to cover all costs for the night, so EVERY PENNY will go directly to the charity Children with Cancer UK! The tickets to this fabulous evening of fun are advance purchase only at just £15 each. You can e-mail me at: hayleymilam@hotmail.co.uk, text/call me on 07812 213011 or you can find my Facebook event page “Charity Ladies’ Night (part 2!)” Book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment, as several people missed out last year due to it being sold out early. 18’s and over only please! I look forward to seeing you on the night!

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KT Tunstall to headline 2017 Wickham Festival Top singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is to headline the 10th Wickham Festival being staged near Wickham in Hampshire between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th August 2017. The award-winning Scottish musician is famed for hit songs like ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’ and ‘Suddenly I See’. She’s been nominated for a Grammy Award, is a BRIT Award winner, and has also been nominated for the Mercury Music Award. She’s released five studio albums and is renowned for her superb live shows and frequent appearances on TV and radio. KT Tunstall first appeared at the Wickham Festival in 2012 when her concert gave the 7000-capacity Festival its first sell-out show. She’s returning five years later to help the Festival celebrate its 10th year at Wickham and will be appearing on the opening night, Thursday 3rd August.

The Wickham Festival was voted the UK’s Best Small Festival at the Live UK Music Awards in 2015 and has also been described as one of Britain’s top boutique and family-friendly festivals by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper. The Festival features live music on four stages plus a host of other attractions including storytelling, street theatre, a ceilidh, dance displays, childrens entertainers, a digital funfair, laser arena, traditional crafts fayre, exotic foods fayre, real ale & cider festival, late night festival club and much more. Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn says it’s “a real coup for a small village festival like Wickham to attract top international artistes like KT Tunstall who have performed in major music venues throughout the world. “The Wickham Festival is known for its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the high quality of the music on offer. People travel from all over the UK and abroad to attend. This year’s early ticket sales are running at a record level and we are confident that our 10th birthday festival at Wickham will be our best yet.” Full details of the Festival line-up can be found on the Festival website at www.wickhamfestival.co.uk and both day and weekend tickets can be purchased online or via the Festival Box Office, tel. 01329 231942.

Other artists also confirmed for the 2017 Wickham Festival include The Levellers; 10cc; Seth Lakeman; The Selecter; Show of Hands; Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band; Kathryn Tickell; Boo Hewerdine; Andy Fairweather-Low; Oysterband; The Peatbog Faeries; John Otway; Molotov Jukebox; Lau; The Men They Couldn’t Hang and The Fisherman’s Friends.

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Business Communications Fast Internet Access As the Internet becomes more prevalent in everyday life it is essential to have a good internet connection. This is becoming one of the major dependencies on choosing a new location both for business and for residential location. For both business and residential locations there are choices though. You do not have to depend on the standard asymmetric digital subscriber line or more commonly abbreviated to ADSL, there are other, faster options although some will depend on your location. ADSL or asymmetric digital subscriber line tends to be the entry level in-direct Internet connection. In-direct meaning that you will share the connection with other local connectivity. If everyone around your location decides to go online at the same time, your connection will slow down. If someone is using a lot of the available bandwidth for your area, your connection will slow down. ADSL speeds range from as little as .5 Mbps up to around 7Mbps but can be as much as 20Mbps Mbps stands for megabits per second and is just a measure of how fast data can be transferred. The higher the Mbps the better faster the connection. Fibre to the Cabinet or FTTC refers to an ADSL or asymmetric digital subscriber line that is delivered to a local connection box that is fed by fibre optic cable and then uses your standard copper cable phone line for the last section. You need to be in a FTTC area to receive this, not all premises can get FTTC.

Fibre optic cable can deliver data very fast and it’s only the last length of copper that then slows it down hence you can achieve speeds of up to 80Mbps but realistically its around 50Mbps. This connection type goes by a lot of different names, Infinity, VDSL, but essentially it is the same thing. Fibre to the Premises or FTTP refers to a direct connection of fibre optic cable from your location, direct into the local Exchange and then to an Internet Service Provider or ISP. Again, this is location specific and is still in it’s infancy in the UK. If you can get FTTP you should be looking at speeds of 330Mbps with options of up to 1Gbps. 1 Gigabit equals 1000Mbps! If you require a fast, secure, Internet connection you can have a leased line. This is where a fibre cable will be installed from the exchange direct to your location…within reason and permissions. The leased line provider will lay a path to deliver a fibre optic cable direct to your building from their local Exchange and connect you directly to the Internet Service Provider or ISP. With this you can choose what speeds you want from 10Mbps up to 1Gbps and above. As with most things technical, this is a brief overview of Internet connectivity. There are many more options that fit in with the above such as satellite and multi copper cable fed connections Working Technologies can supply all aspects of Internet connectivity and advise on best options at your location. We can supply and program routers and provide that all important antivirus security and protection. If you require any information, please call 01489 555925 or email info@workingtech.co.uk

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Bistro 8 Artist exhibiting at Bistro 8. Teaming up with Gallery 7 who’s owner artist Victoria Mead is coordinating various one man shows as well as exhibiting works from the following artists. Exhibition is being set up from Monday 13 March. For more information please call 01489 854259

Philip Lyons Philip’s main subject is the Cornish landscape. Not just its rugged coast but its quiet, sleepy creeks and its lush green valleys and the buildings in the landscape. What is important to Philip is finding a balance between abstract ideas and depicting the real place. He exhibits widely..

Victoria Mead

Mike Moss Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1948. Emigrated to Australia in his twenties and later travelled to New Zealand where he held his first exhibition. Returned to the UK to attend both Preston and Plymouth Colleges of Art before eventually settling in Cornwall. In 1984 Michael won the Western Morning News Open Art Competition and in 1991 he was a prize-winner in the EccoGoodhousekeeping Open Exhibition. Exhibiting three South West Opens and in 1996 he won prizes in the Mixed Media and Drawing categories of the Society of Artists for Cornwall. In 1997 he was a prize-winner in the Sterts Open Competition and in 1998 he won two prizes in the Watercolour and Drawing sections in the Society of Artists in Cornwall. In 2006 he won the Watercolour prize at Stuart House. ..s.

The work is highly influenced by the landscapes of North Cornwall and she uses this as an inspiration for her abstract forms. She exhibits her work in her gallery and in many others in the southwest as well as further afield. She studied at Falmouth School of Art and Brunel University and is an exhibiting member of the CCA. She is happy to undertake commissions.

Francis Spice Originally from Somerset I moved to Cornwall in 1998. I had worked with clay for a number of years making hand modelled figures and animals. I then studied ceramics and design at Cornwall College and in 2008 I completed my Higher National Diploma. My work now is mainly hand built slab work. From a flat piece of clay I cut out my desired shape before assembling the piece together. I use under glazes, glazes, stains, oxides and gold lustre to decorate my work. Each piece is fired 2-3 times. My inspiration comes from everything and anything.

Richard Gibson The boxes I make are based on the pattern developed by the Shaker communities in America during the 19th century. Inspired by their simplicity and work ethic, all the boxes are made by hand and use hardwoods sourced locally and sustainably including from some of the well-known estates such as Stock Gaylard, Westobirt and Heligan. In addition to the traditional stacking box design where on size fits inside the next for ease of storage, I also produce contemporary pieces based on the same principles such as range of trays and egg carriers.”

John Griffiths Interested in the essence of landscape and its timeless and spiritual quality. Favourite artists include Turner, Cezanne and Paul Henry. His work is highly textured and although previously working in watercolours he now concentrates mainly on mixed media and oils using materials from the location. Inspired by the rugged landscapes of North Cornwall, Ireland and the dramatic and colourful landscapes of the Languedoc in southern France. His work has been purchased by the National Trust and he exhibits widely. Commissions undertaken. 68 | The LOOP


Saul Cathcart Saul Cathcart is a contemporary, landscape artist living in and working in Cornwall. He paints exclusively in situ, so he can respond to his surroundings directly. As a result, his paintings have great observational skill and a unique energy. ‘Working out in the landscape is where it all happens. The painting can be pushed in many different directions and allows for spontaneity in the marks I make. My paintings are about relaying my emotions on to canvas as well as capturing a place.’ Saul studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art and gained a fine art degree in 2001. Since then he quickly returned to his first love of painting and started re-exploring the Cornish landscape he grew up with. He has regular shows in Cornwall and Devon.

Peter Levy Peter Levy was born in Hampshire in the 1950’s and has lived there, near the Solent and the River Hamble for much of his life. It is this coastline that inspires his ceramics and glass pieces. Peter studied 3D design at The University of Portsmouth before completing an MA in Fine Art and he has been working as a professional artist ever since. He is a successful and popular local artist, whose work is exhibited in many prestigious galleries across the country.

Joanna Lloyd Joanna is a designer-maker of contemporary glass using kilnformed and cast glass techniques. She graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham with a first class honours degree in glass and in 2015 completed her MA. Joanna has recently been appointed Artist in Residence (glass) at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham for the current academic year 2016-17. She is a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, a member of Surrey Artists Open Studios and the Crafts Council’s Maker Directory. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Sea bass and tiger prawn panzanella-style salad with chilli and orange dressing 4 Seabass fillets 12 tiger prawns 4 slices of ciabatta, day old 1 orange or blood orange 2 red peppers trimmed and diced 30g of rocket 1 tbsp chives 10g of butter Oil Salt For the dressing 4 oranges/ blood oranges juiced 1 small red chilli 15g honey 10g Dijon mustard 50ml of white wine vinegar 250ml of grapeseed oil, or light olive oil Salt Pepper Method 1. Begin by preparing the dressing. Use a blowtorch or open flame to gently char and roast the skin of the chilli. Wrap in cling film and allow to sweat for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cling film, de-seed and finely chop the flesh. Set aside until required – 1 small red chilli 2. Add the orange juice to a small saucepan and place over a medium heat. Simmer gently and reduce by approximately two thirds until you achieve the consistency of a light syrup. Allow to cool, then add to a bowl with the honey, Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar 70 | The LOOP


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3. Gradually add the oil, whisking to combine and emulsify. Season with a little salt and pepper, then gradually mix in the chopped roasted chilli. Keep tasting as you add the chilli to avoid overpowering the dressing – 250ml of grapeseed oil, or light olive oil – salt – pepper 4. To cook the prawns, either fry in a hot pan with a little olive oil or gently poach in salted boiling water for 1-2 minutes – 12 tiger prawns 5. Segment the orange and set aside, reserving any juices in a bowl – 1 orange, or blood orange 6. To assemble the salad, tear up the ciabatta and add to a bowl with the prawns, orange segments and chopped peppers. Sprinkle over the orange juice reserved from segmenting the oranges, then drizzle with a little chilli dressing. Set aside for 10 minutes

– 4 slices of ciabatta, day old – 2 piquillo peppers, trimmed and diced into 1cm pieces 7. To cook the sea bass, season the skin of each fillet and add a dash of oil to a non-stick pan over a medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the fish, skin-side down, until the sides of the fillet begin to turn opaque and the skin becomes crisp. Reduce the heat and add the butter and a dash of oil to the pan – 4 sea bass fillets, each 60g in weight – salt – 10g of butter – oil 8. Once the butter starts to foam, carefully turn over the fillets and remove from the heat, allowing the fish to finish cooking in the residual heat 9. Add the rocket and chopped chives to the salad, adding a drizzle more of the dressing if necessary. Divide into 4 shallow bowls, ensuring the ingredients are equally distributed, then top each bowl with the sea bass. Drizzle some dressing around each bowl and serve immediately – 30g of rocket – 1 tsp chives

Poached duck egg with English asparagus, cured ham and grain mustard dressing Poached duck eggs

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– 1 1/2 tbsp of honey – 25g of grain mustard 2. Prepare the asparagus by removing the woody bases and peeling – 16 asparagus spears 3. Bring 2 large pans of water to the boil and heavily season one of them with salt. Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to the other one – 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar 4. Crack the eggs into 4 individual cups and, using a whisk, stir the vinegar water vigorously to create a whirlpool. Working quickly, gently place the eggs one by one into the center of the whirlpool and allow the water to simmer – 4 duck eggs 5. Poach the eggs for approximately 3 minutes until still runny inside. Lift from the water with a slotted spoon and keep warm 6. In the last minute of egg poaching time, place the asparagus in the salted water and boil for 1 minute until tender. Remove, season with salt and pepper and keep warm – salt – black pepper 7. On four warm serving plates divide the asparagus spears and place a slice of ham over them. Top with a warm egg and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Season the top of the eggs with salt and pepper and sprinkle with some chopped chives – 4 slices of Parma ham – 1 tbsp of chives – black pepper – salt contactus@loopmagazine.net

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In this edition The Cassini probe has begun a series of dives in between the rings of Saturn and the planet’s atmosphere

SPACE AGENCY The Cassini probe has begun a series of dives in between the rings of Saturn and the planet’s atmosphere The dives are the beginning of a dramatic end to the mission. After more than a decade of ground-breaking discoveries, and with little fuel left, it has been decided to end the mission by plunging it into Saturn’s atmosphere on 15 September 2017.

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The UK has involvement on 4 instruments onboard the Cassini spacecraft, including as the Principal Investigator for the magnetometer, built to measure planetary and inter-planetary magnetic fields and developed by a team at Imperial College, London. Like a highly-sensitive and extremely precise compass, Cassini’s Magnetometer records the direction and strength of magnetic fields around the spacecraft. This helps scientists learn about the interiors of Saturn and its moons, along with the planet’s magnetosphere - the giant region of space around the planet influenced by its magnetic field. The instrument has a long history and was built by Professor David Southwood and his team at Imperial College. It was selected for the NASA spacecraft in 1991 and work began immediately. David moved to ESA the same month Cassini launched in 1997 and management of the instrument was passed to his successor, Professor Michele Dougherty.

Professor Dougherty, Professor of Space Physics at Imperial College, said: Today’s first close in dive by the Cassini spacecraft in between the rings and atmosphere of Saturn signals the start of its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, where the focus will be on understanding the interior of Saturn, its rings and atmosphere and last but not least how long a day is on Saturn. With the repeated dives in the as yet unvisited region, Cassini will conclude its journey by collecting unprecedented data to address fundamental questions about the origin of Saturn and its ring system. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft embarked on a seven-year voyage across the Solar System, eventually reaching Saturn in July 2004. Several months later, the Cassini orbiter released ESA’s Huygens probe, which landed on Titan on 14th January 2005 – the first landing in the outer Solar System.

gas in the plume, suggesting that rock might be reacting with warm water on the seafloor of the moon’s subsurface ocean. This hydrothermal activity could provide a chemical energy source for life, enabling non-photosynthetic biological processes. This is similar to the activity found near the hydrothermal vents on the Earth’s SOUTH ocean floorDOWNS and points PLANETARIUM to the potential habitability of SOUTH DOWNS PLANETARIUM Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, CHICHESTER Enceladus’ underground ocean. Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, CHICHESTER presents

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Combining the data collected in situ by Huygens and the observations performed by Cassini during flybys of Titan, the mission revealed the atmospheric processes of this moon and their seasonal evolution, as well as the surface morphology and interior structure, which may include a liquid water ocean.

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Fri 7 7.30pm Summertime Stars, Moon and Planets £7.00, £5.00 Sun 9 3.30pmTickets: JupiterAdults and Saturn: The Children Mighty Giants Tickets: Adults £7.00, Children £5.00 Sun Please 23 3.30pm Violent Sun and Space Weather telephone 01243 774400 or ticket hotline 07818 297292 Thur Please 27 3.30pm Voyage to Saturn, of the Rings telephone 01243 774400Lord or ticket hotline 07818 297292 Also available from the Tourist Information Centre, The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester Fri Also28 7.30pm Nights, Shooting Stars available from the Summer Tourist Information Centre, The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester showing our location can be found on our website: Sun 30A map 3.30pm Hubble’s View of the Universe – FULLDOME showing location beTim, found on our website: Mon 31A map 3.30pm Oneour Small Step forcan Major www.southdowns.org.uk/Find_us.html www.southdowns.org.uk/Find_us.html A Giant Leap Towards Mars – FULLDOME

Postcode to use with Satnav: PO19 8AE Postcode to use with Satnav: PO19 8AE Tickets: Adults £7.00, Children £5.00

Please telephone 01243 774400 or ticket hotline 07818 297292 Also available from the Tourist Information Centre, The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Enceladus’ active south polar region in October 2008. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Father’s Day Cruise for SS Shieldhall in busy June and July schedule Southampton’s own heritage steamship, SS Shieldhall, sets sail on nine cruises during June and July, including a Father’s Day trip on Sun 18 June with the popular Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band on board. Cruises to look out for include:

Sun 18th June – Father’s Day Sailing with Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band and see 4 cruise ships depart – 3.00pm – 7.00pm Adults £34 Children £10 Family £78 An ideal gift for Father’s Day – a cruise on Steamship Shieldhall! Head down Southampton Water to the Solent, and enjoy the excellent Shieldhall Stompers Jazz band! On Shieldhall’s return to berth, she will steam by the departing Britannia, Caribbean Princess, Celebrity Eclipse and Arcadia. Sat 1st July – All day Solent Sailing, including opportunity to see the Round the Island Race – 10.00am – 5.00pm - Adults £48 Child £10 Family ticket £100 Spend a leisurely day on the Solent, enjoying the spectacle of the Round the Island Yacht Race from the great viewing platform of the Shieldhall! The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs. Representatives from the Maritime Archaeology Trust will be on board, and will be happy to answer questions relating to the Trust’s project ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War’ and the general maritime archaeology of the Solent.

Sat 17th June – Southampton Docks Cruise – 11.00am – 1.00pm Adults £20; Children FREE. Family Cruise. This is an ideal cruise for families, with children travelling free of charge (up to six per adult), and the perfect introduction to life on the water! Sat 17th June – Solent Cruise – 4.00pm – 7.00pm - Adults £28; Children £10; Family £66 Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent and on your return pass the cruise ships Crown Princess, Independence of the Seas and Ventura - always the chance to sound the Shieldhall whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’!

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Sun 2nd July – American Independence Day Jazz Cruise with the Shieldhall Stomper’s Jazz Band and see 4 cruise ships depart – 3.00pm – 7.00pm - Adults £34; Children £10; Family £78 US Independence Day Cruise with the Shieldhall Stomper’s Jazz Band. Listen to some favourite jazz numbers and get close to the departing cruise ships Celebrity Eclipse, Azura, Arcadia and Aurora. Learn about Southampton’s links with our cousins across the water including the role Southampton played with The Mayflower and The Pilgrim Fathers. Coinciding with the Hampshire Food Festival, there will be a range of local foodstuffs and drinks available to purchase, including delicious Caymanas Rum Cakes, New Forest Ice Cream and Flack Manor ‘Double Drop’ real ale.

Sat 22nd July – Docks trip to see 4 cruise ships 11.00am – 1.00pm Adults £20; Children FREE. Family Cruise.

golden age of steam by viewing the ship’s impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. It’s access Join SS Shieldhall on a family cruise as she explores the all areas on Shieldhall, with passengers encouraged talk to the Southampton Docks. This is an ideal cruise for families, with Captain and her volunteer crew and to walk the teak decks, whilst children travelling free of charge (up to six per adult). Get up listening to a commentary on the history of Southampton Water close to the mighty cruise ships Britannia, Navigator of the Seas, and The Solent. There are passports and activities for children Crown Princess and Azura. The Loop Magazine, April edition and food and drink (from a licensed bar) available on all trips. Ad spec: Sat 22nd July – Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships Shieldhall is based in Southampton Docks, and full details of the depart 4.00pm – 7.00pm Adults £28; Children £10; Family £66Cruise with 2017 cruise programme information can be found at Southampton Water Titanic theme, Mon 29 May,and 3pmberthing – 6pm Adults £28, children £10 www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk Join Shieldhall as she cruises down Southampton Water towards With guest speakers on board and an informative commentary, learn about Southampton and Shieldhall's links to the Titanic! the Solent. On her return to berth get close Other to thetrips departing in May: Sat 27 May, Head to thefor Solent Cruise, Port2017 Out, Southampton 6pm Tickets Shieldhall’s programmeHome, may3pm be –purchased online 28 May, Family Cruise of Southampton Docks, 4pm – 6pm, Children FREE cruise ships Britannia, Navigator of the Seas,Sun Crown Princess at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk or by contacting the Ticket Manager on Visit the Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge as part of your cruise! and Azura, always the cue to sound the whistle and play the 0844 357 2329 2329 (calls cost 7p per minute from landline, calls <same sign off as per 2016> ‘Shieldhall Organ’! from mobiles may vary). Sun 23rd July – Eastern Solent Cruise, passing the Strawberry Nigel Philpott, Marketing Director, can be contacted on 023 8084 3310 Coast and Ryde. Hampshire Food Festival. 12 noon – 6.00pm or tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk Adults £45; Children £10; Family ticket £100 A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, on a steamship cruise of the Eastern Solent. Enjoy the sights of the Strawberry Coast before heading eastwards towards Ryde, Bembridge and The Palmerston Forts. Tues 25th July – Cruise of Southampton Docks, 4.00pm – 6.00pm Adults £20; Children FREE. Family Cruise. Since publication of Shieldhall’s 2017 programme, one further sailing date has been confirmed. Shieldhall will now be setting out on a 2hr Docks Cruise on Tues 25th July 2017 between 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The 10th Chippenham Scout group are welcoming fellow scouts from Florida, USA as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The Scouts will be on board during the morning finding out what skills are needed to operate a steamship, undertaking activities such as rope handling, map reading, fire fighting and rib rescue. The scouts subsequent afternoon cruise is open to all, price £20 per adult, with up to six accompanied children under 16 years of age welcomed free of charge. It’s the perfect introduction to life on the water! Shieldhall is the largest operational, passenger-cargo steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage. Constructed in the Lobnitz Shipyard in Renfrew, Glasgow in 1955, Shieldhall carried treated sludge to the dumping grounds off the Firth of Clyde, but in the summer months also carried passengers on pleasure cruises ‘Doon the Watter.’ Today, passengers can experience the contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Summer Activities Monkey World moves infant orang-utan to Europes only orang-utan crèche with VIP status throughout the journey two year olds, Bulu-Mata and Rieke from Budapest and Berlin Zoos. The playful pair have joined Roro and baby Loren and the primate care staff have been pleased to see lively games between the youngsters already. Also part of Monkey World’s orang-utan nursery family are adolescent boys Silvestre and Jin and adult female Oshine. The adult ladies have a job keeping a watchful eye over this growing adopted family.

Monkey Word has welcomed a new orang-utan this week, 21-month-old Bornean orang-utan Loren, and given her a new adopted family. Born in Moscow Zoo, Loren was sadly rejected at birth by her mother and was hand-reared during the first months of her life by the Moscow keepers, while her move to Monkey World was arranged. Monkey World, home of the European Crèche for Orphaned Orang-utans, has a dedicated orangutan nursery specially designed to develop strength, social skills and climbing confidence. Here infants can grow-up with their own kind, supervised by expert care staff. Straight away the team at Monkey World began introducing baby Loren to her new family and she was instantly accepted by her new adopted mum Roro! Already resident are Sumatran

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Dr Alison Cronin, Monkey World Director, and Head of Monkey World’s orang-utans, Jarno Swandi, travelled to Moscow, courtesy of IAG Cargo and British Airways, to meet baby Loren and travel back with her to the UK. Special arrangements were made and approvals given to allow baby Loren to travel in the passenger cabin so that this endangered baby travelled to her new home in comfort and safety throughout the flight. Dr Cronin said, “It took many months to arrange but government agencies from Moscow to London have worked tirelessly and given special permission for baby Loren to travel on board a passenger plane with British Airways and IAG Cargo. As a vulnerable infant, everything was done to ensure Loren’s journey was stress free on her way to get an adopted family that she needs and deserves. Everyone at Monkey World is pleased to welcome Loren, especially her new adopted family of six other orang-utans.” Since arriving at the park, Loren was introduced to her new family, starting with adult female RoRo. RoRo’s gentle nature has allowed Loren to settle very quickly, and the pair have progressed to nesting down together in a hammock at night. With a fantastic adoptive mum, and fab new play mates in Bulu-Mata and Rieke, Loren’s future looks bright at Monkey World. To follow the lives of the primates at Monkey World, watch the series of “Monkey Life” on Freeview Sky Pick. For full listings please see www.monkeyworld.org/monkey-life.

Summer Activities The Hovercraft Museum by Mike Pinder

Cockerell filming his model in the Norfolk Broads.

Every schoolboy knows that the hovercraft was invented by Sir Christopher Cockerell and that this novel form of amphibious transport was developed in Britain in the middle of the twentieth century. The truth is that the first patents for an aircushion vehicle were granted to Sir John Thorneycroft at the end of the nineteenth century. Thorneycroft’s working model is now in The Hovercraft Museum. Cockerell patented a peripheral air-jet system containing a low pressure cushion of air, enabling a vehicle to travel over land or water at high speed. His experiment with a blower and two tins and his first model hovercraft are also in the museum. However, his system was never used in production. The development of flexible skirts was the breakthrough that allowed hovercraft to negotiate larger waves and obstacles as well as reducing power and increasing stability. The first hovercraft, SRN1, crossed the Channel in 1959 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Bleriot’s first flight over it. Within a decade there were six SRN4 hovercraft ferrying millions of passengers and vehicles over it. They ran profitably for over three decades until they were undertaken by the Channel Tunnel. Nevertheless, many smaller hovercraft have found successful applications around the globe. The Hovercraft Museum Trust was formed 30 years ago and now has a collection of 70 hovercraft as well as films, photographs, drawings and documents, covering their history and the many spinoff inventions including: hover-trains, hover-pallets, hover-mowers and hover-Hoovers. The author invented an aircushion system for moving large objects such as oil storage tanks. This has been used many times and is the most successful industrial application of the principle. He then developed a range of small inflatable hovercraft that he sold to 70 countries, for a wide variety of military, security, survey, rescue, pest control, exploration and pleasure applications. Pindair, his own company, was based in Gosport and employed about 25 local people but was unable to keep up royalty payments to the government and so went into voluntary liquidation. He was a founder member of The Hovercraft Club, which organises many races and rallies, and was a founder member of The Hovercraft Society, which formed the trust.

The Hovercraft Museum at the former HMS Daedalus

The collection is situated on the site of the former Royal Navy Hovercraft Unit at HMS Daedalus. It is housed in two former seaplane hangars, which were listed and have recently been re-clad. A band of volunteers is preserving and restoring the exhibits, on a shoestring budget, however, the future of the museum is now uncertain as developers would like to build some more flats there. The Science Museum, National Maritime Museum, Hampshire and Gosport have all pledged their support but the museum desperately needs to secure its tenure before it can become established. The Heritage Lottery Fund has indicated that it will make a substantial grant when this occurs. Lord Mountbatten realised the importance of amphibious hovercraft for military operations and Prince Phillip has given his support to British manufacturers and operators such as Hovertravel. The trustees hope that Princess Anne will help to save her SRN4 Mountbatten Class namesake, which is at the centre of the site and now houses a number of smaller hovercraft. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm during the summer. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Summer Activities Gosport Ferry Get out and about on the water this year with Scenic Solent Cruises. A choice of 14 different cruises with dates right across the summer. New for 2017 is a Grand Harbour Tour with cream tea; a leisurely cruise with commentary taking in all the sites of historic Portsmouth Harbour. Plus, all the favourites; a day trip to Ryde or Lymington, a cruise to the Needles and Yarmouth, or to Cowes to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Cowes Week Sailing Regatta. How about an evening on the water? We’ve added a Party Night in addition to the ever popular Cowes Fireworks Night and Caribbean Cruise. Cruise prices start from £13.00 per adult (£6.50 child), and there is a free child ticket with every adult ticket (T&Cs apply). Full details on the website www.gosportferry.co.uk or call 023 9252 4551 for a brochure.

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Summer Activities The Diving Museum Events 2017 Red Hat Knitters Every Saturday 11.30am – 1.00pm 7th May – 29th October Come and knit a diver’s traditional red woolly hat on Saturday mornings. Entry is free for knitters. We supply the materials, tea/coffee and biscuits. Completed hats are sold in our shop.

Evening Talk Saturday 9th September 7.00m

Walk, Talk & Dive! Every Sunday from 11.30am Meet at the museum at 11.30am and enjoy an entertaining heritage walk around Stokes Bay with local guide Terry Hinkley then dip into the diving museum for even more things you never knew about Stokes Bay!

‘Behind the Underwater Scenese at Pinwood Studios’ by Dave Shaw. Dave Shar is the brains behind the underwater stage at Pinewood where scenes of almost every major movie you can think of has been filmed. £8.00 includes refreshments

Quiz Night Saturday 16th September 7.00pm (Part of the Portsmouth Making Waves Film Festival) ‘Fish & Chips’ a quiz night with questions based on films with an underwater theme. £7.00 includes fish & chip supper (bring your own drinks).

‘Underwater’ Exhibition Saturday 27th – Bank Holiday Monday 29th May An exhibition of underwaterinspired multi-media contemporary art featuring local artists. There will be paintings, photos, films, sculptures and even knitting! We are particularly looking forward to seeing the artwork from Gomer Junior School and any art from children under 14. Free with normal museum entry fee: Adults £3.00, Seniors & Kids £2.00 – Family Friendly

‘Fathers Day’ Saturday 18th June Treat you Dad to a day out! All Dads accompanied by their child/children can visit the museum free on fathers Day Family Friendly

Evening Talk Saturday 7th October 7.00pm ‘Gosport Infernal Diver’ A theatrical interpretation by The Lee Players - an interview with John Dean co-invertor of the diving helmet: his time in Gosport and how the army introduced him to the navy. £6.00 includes refreshments.

Parking in the adjacent car park is 80p/hour. Access to the museum is by a short flight of stairs. If you need assistance our volunteers are happy to help.

Pirates & Sunken Treasure A weekend of piratical fun and games with homewaggling magic, eye-popping dancers and ‘oooh arrrh treasure’! Family Friendly

The battery can be cool. Warm clothing is advisable, especially fr evening events. There are no toilets in the museum but public toilets and a café are right next door. (The café closes at 5.00pm). Regrettably, occasionally we may have to alter some of our planned events. Please check our website www.thehds.com/ events-diary and our Facebook page (divingmuseumgosport) for details.


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Summer Activities

HAYLING SEASIDE RAILWAY The friendly little railway

The railway runs the mile between Beachlands Funfair & Eaststoke Corner With its Exercise Area, Restaurant, Pubs & Ice Cream Parlour The railway boasts some of the best views of the Solent & the Isle of Wight OPERATING Every Sat, Sun & Wed throughout the year PLUS Every day during school + bank holidays More info: call Bob 07775 696912 www.haylingrailway.com STD MAP 84x120mm

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Pride and Prejudice

Explosive Weekend

AT Explosion museum of naval firepower, Gosport

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August 2017 Time: 10AM - 5PM This tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters - including strong-willed Elizabeth and young Lydia - have been raised by their mother with one purpose in life: finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man's sophisticated circle of friends, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. But when Elizabeth meets up with the handsome and - it would seem snobbish Mr. Darcy, the battle of the sexes is joined.

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Community News Solent Singers Come along to our summer concert and hear a great mix of song both classic & modern, including some memorable tunes from stage & screen. Invited guests will add to the enjoyment of the evening and we promise to entertain. Friday 14th July at 7.30pm at Victory Hall, Warsash. Tickets £7.50 in advance from choir members or tel 07986 760075 & on the door. Donation of proceeds to Communicare. Hope to see you!

Titchfield Abbey W.I. The June meeting of Titchfield Abbey W.I. will be held on Tuesday 13th June, starting at 9.30am at Titchfield Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome to group meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month, always starting at 9.30am. Poet/journalist Judy Theobold will be speaking on “Life and Other Problems”. Tea and coffee with biscuits will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet other members and to find out about our activities,which include book clubs, gardening club, craft, bobbin lace making and patchwork groups, as well as occasional theatre trips and visits to places of interest.

St. John’s Church Hedge End Why do we need to install automatic winding? Because our lovely Victorian clock needs to be wound manually EVERY 5 days. The church was built in 1874; the installation in the tower was completed on the 16th March 1889. John Smith, Steam Clock Works, Clerkenwell was asked to supply a clock with two dials of the best materials and workmanship, and a new bell of 6cwt, for the sum of £132, an allowance of £20 to be made by Messrs. Smith for the old bell.

Victorian Clock Day St. John’s Church, Hedge End on Saturday 17th June. Tours of the Clock Tower 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Booking Essential – free admission. Victorian Inspired Lunch 3 courses with coffee £20 – entry by pre-booked ticket. Please advise dietary requirements when booking. Floral Arrangements in Church ‘Precious Moments in Time.’ Refreshments available all day. Indoor Games upstairs in the Underhill Centre. For Information/booking of Lunch or Clock Tours, please telephone Parish Office 01489 790048

Gosport Bridgemary Townswomen’s Guild Gosport Bridgemary Townswomen’s Guild Evening Meetings Meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm Please contact secretary Mrs K Weller - 01329 220202

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Tickets available from: Everetts Pharmacy, 26 Warsash Road, SO31 9HX The Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road, SO31 9HW Contact Maria Sparks - 01489 278144 tickets@warsashband.co.uk

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Warsash Choral Society

Gosport and District Organ Club

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.

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. We are a very lively group hosting a Book Club, Theatre Trips, Lunch Outings, Walking & occasional coach trips. Contact number 01329 845619.

We urgently need extra voices to come and sing these beautiful works.

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. WI Meetings Bishop’s Waltham, The Church Hall, Free Street, SO32 1EE 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm

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.

Bitterne, The Wesley Centre, Whites Rd, Bitterne SO19 7NP 3rd Thursday at 1.45pm

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

Bursledon, Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ 3rd Wednesday at 2.00pm

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. 82 | The LOOP

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

Fareham Flyers, Fareham Methodist Church Hall, Kings Road, Fareham, PO16 ONU 2nd Wednesday 2nd at 10.00am

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.

Townswomen’s Guilds People have always heard of the WI but for many, Townswomen’s Guilds are not something that they are familiar with. In 1929 the first Townswomen’s Guild was formed in Haywards Heath - by the end of the year, 26 Guilds had been formed. In 1930 the organisation changed its name to the National Union of Townswomen’s Guild (NUTG) and adopted the NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies) colours - red for courage, white for faith, green for hope. The National Magazine became known as the “Townswomen” We meet regularly, regardless of politics, race, age, religion or circumstances. We exchange ideas and views, develop new skills, campaign on various issues - but most of all we enjoy ourselves, make new friends and support each other. You are never alone with nothing to do once you have joined the Townswomen’s Guild. In addition to the regular meetings, you can become involved in our national events with conferences on a wide range of subjects, art and craft workshops and a variety of sport and leisure activities that are held around the country. Our quarterly magazine “Townswoman” gives additional information on past and future events that are being arranged.

Fareham Park, WI Hall, Oak Road, Fareham, PO15 5HX 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm

There are local groups in your area:

Fareham Town, Holy Trinity Church Hall West Street, Fareham, PO16 ODL 1st Thursday at 10.00am

Cosham Central, Secretary Mrs G Bailey 023 9237 3470

Gosport, Christ Church Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JQ 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm

Whitely, Secretary Mrs Diana Drayton 023 8178 5581


Fareham, Secretary Mrs J Walker, 023 9229 876. Portchester, Secretary Mrs C Carpenter 023 9238 7307 Gosport Bridgemary, Secretary Mrs K Weller 01329 220202 Havant & Emsworth, Secretary Mrs S Creech 023 9248 0880 Petersfield, Secretary Mrs J Johnson 01730 301462 Visitors are very welcome and we would like to hear from anybody who would care to join us.

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