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In this issue: Wickham Festival is “Best Yet” Head to the Western Cape this winter Dining out this Christmas Computer Know How! Birds of Hamble Common Health & Fitness Space Times Community News What’s On Gardening Local Trades

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Contents The green, green grass of home Wickham Festival is “Best Yet” The Race Centre Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink The Mutt House Remember, Remember your pets this November! The Magic of Motown – Celebrating the Sound of a Generation District 1110 Young Writer wins second place in the RIBI National final!! Sponsored Walk in aid of Rowans Hospice Nuffield Southampton Theatres easyJet set to fly from Southampton Airport for the first time Southampton Airport celebrates busiest summer on record Strictly get dancing! Head to the Western Cape this winter, for Whales, Wine and Wild Flowers Dining out this Christmas Computer Know How! Finance & Legal Services Universal Marina Health & Beauty Health & Fitness The Trend Edit Autumn Fruit Pie Space Times Rotary Helps Rescue Organ Local Trades Birds of Hamble Common Autumn gardening Gardening HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017 Save the date – The RYA Dinghy Show The Ocean Film Festival Dig Day Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Community News What’s On

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The green, green grass of home Ornamental lawns have been a feature in Europe for centuries, yet nobody of Est. 45 years loves lawns like the English! Why is it we feel that no English garden is complete with the final touches of a lush and emerald green lawn?


However, the lawns that are being laid are increasingly artificial with one in four homes no longer having a real lawn.

New generation The first artificial grass products were all the same rather gaudy vivid green colour and the surface was quite rough. Today some artificial grass has a higher stitch count making the fibre feel thicker and softer. Also, the new generation of artificial grass comes in an array of different shades of green with variegated strands to give it a more natural look. Now the mantra is you can have a great looking lawn all year round with very little maintenance.

Natural or fake? Artificial grass came on the scene over 45 years ago and once an object of ridicule, fake grass is now an acceptable feature in our gardens. Furthermore, in 2010 the Chelsea Flower Show allowed its first show garden to use artificial turf. Artificial lawns have come a long way since they first appeared on the market and from a distance, many of us would not be able to tell the difference between a fake or fresh lawn.

Dogs love it

No muddy paws or shoes Much of the reason for turning to artificial grass is because we are now a ‘time poor’ nation. We want a product or feature that is low maintenance and trouble free. For families this makes for a more enjoyable outdoor life at home as they can now have a ready made outdoor carpet! No muddy shoes, or paws, no bare patches and the material is permeable, which ensures rainfall and other fluids drain through the surface effortlessly. So good it looks real

For those of us with pets, the grass can be hosed down when necessary and simply brushed up to keep the grass looking good as new. So with no mowing and hardly any maintenance, what is there not to like about it?

Magic of fresh grass Despite the obvious virtues of artificial lawns and certainly for the smaller or contemporary gardens, it is an extremely popular choice, who amongst us does not love the earthy smell of freshly mown grass during the summer or the soft magical feel of soft grass on bare feet? Further qualities of fresh grass are its contributions to a number of key ecosystems and the fact lawns help to filter out pollution, dust particles and help to reduce urban noise thanks to its ability to absorb sound waves.

Artificial lawns blend well with water features

So, regardless of all the benefits of fake grass against the work that goes with real grass, nothing will ever quite beat the charm of a beautiful traditional lawn. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Wickham Festival is “Best Yet” “We had a few issues with the weather but we overcame them and really turned it around. We have had so much praise from people who loved it and really appreciated our efforts. I really must thank all the crew and backstage staff who were magnificent. “We had record ticket sales and a lot of those were first-timers many of whom have already told us they will be back next year which is really gratifying after all our hard work.” As a thank you, fans who attended the festival can save £60 on an adult weekend season ticket for August 2-5 next year if they buy before Tuesday August 15 at the reduced rate of £100 or £50 for children aged 10-16. Under 10’s will again get free admission. Chegwyn added: “It is our way of rewarding those who came this year and put up with the mud on the opening day. Many festivals would have cancelled but we spent more than £30,000 to get the event on.

This year’s Wickham Festival has been declared the biggest and best yet after breaking box office records. More than 20,000 music fans poured into the tiny Hampshire village to see the likes KT Tunstall, 10CC, Show of Hands and the Levellers. The event endured a difficult start as unprecedented rain turned the site into a quagmire just hours before it was due to open.

“We brought in diggers to clear the mud, tractors to tow vehicles and we covered the site in straw – and it worked. The fields there are remarkably quick to drain and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the festival. Our reward genuinely is to see so many happy, smiling faces. “We had some fantastic bands and for the first time we introduced a late night comedy stage which was a big success. We brought in Tom Walker aka internet sensation Jonathan Pie and that proved so popular we had to put his Q&A on the second stage. “The bands all said how much they enjoyed playing here and what a good time they had and much they valued our hard work. We were delighted to see so many people having such a good time. We look forward to welcoming them back next summer.” Weekend tickets for August 2-5, 2018 cost £160. Those aged 10-16 get in for half price with Under 10’s admitted free. Those renewing by cheque or cash before August 15 will save £60 on an adult weekend ticket, online renewals save £50. Full details can be found at www.wickhamfestival.co.uk or on twitter @festivalwickham or email eastfest@talk21.com

Many other festivals might have cancelled – Hope and Glory was called off in Liverpool this weekend - but organisers refused to be beaten and staff worked tirelessly to not only get the event on but to turn it into a triumph. Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We have had a fantastic festival; the feedback has been phenomenal. 6 | The LOOP




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


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Summer is now over and Christmas is just around the corner so The Race Centre in Chandlers Ford is gearing up for a busy one. On track they offer fantastic racing action on world class circuits, whilst off track they can cater for all your needs with a fully licensed bar with both hot and cold buffets available. The Race Centre could be just what you are looking for this Christmas. Book your Christmas party early and receive a FREE voucher worth up to £60!

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!

• Need Space? • Clearing Clutter? • Unworn Jewellery? • Inherited Items? • Established 26 years

If you are looking for the perfect gift for friends and family then Gift Vouchers are also available on their website. Order yours online today, including free P&P. The Race Centre is the ideal venue to host your events. With exclusive deals available for school holidays, children’s parties and corporate experiences, be sure to have a look at what they can offer you. Please call the venue on 023 8026 9927 for more information or alternatively, you can visit www.theracecentre.co.uk

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Next to the impressive Christmas Market in Winchester you will find a lightened ice rink with a brand new clear-span roof for you to skate on a winter day under the star-filled night sky. The ice rink is available for people of all ages and abilities and it also includes facilities such as skate hiring. There is also a rink-side café for you to enjoy some hot drinks and foot in a cold winter.

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Warsash Copy Centre offers the following services:Stationery Supplies Mail Receipt & Delivery Copying Printing Binding Scanning Laminating Printer Inks and ...

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Mail Receipt & Delivery Service Our address for your home business We are happy to receive postal deliveries from Royal Mail, as well as deliveries from courier companies and retain the items in a designated locker registered in your name. The items will be key locked & within a secure room and can be collected during our open hours. If you are unable to make it to our store when we are open then we will be happy to make a delivery to your home address when it’s convenient to you. This service is ideal for the self employed person or company trading from a home address receiving volume letters and who wish their customers to respond to a business address rather than a personal or private one.

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We can act as a receipt, storage & collection point for the larger package for which a locker facility could be inappropriate and we therefore offer an alternative service.

Delivery to your home address, will attract a charge of £1 per mile or part, store to destination address. Fees may increase for deliveries outside a 5 mile radius from the store

The item will be received and simply stored in our secure area. This service is FREE until the item is collected during our opening hours, or delivered by us. See across for delivery charges.

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The Mutt House

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Carpet Fayre FLOORING SPECIALISTS Domestic & Commercial

WE SUPPLY & FIT • Carpet • Vinyl • Wood Laminate • Solid Wood • Karndean Design Flooring • Refits, Repairs & Adaptations Undertaken • Made to Measure Blinds Plus a Selection of Rugs Available • Alternative Flooring

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

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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.

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Remember, Remember your pets this November! Is your dog a quivering wreck with loud noises and fireworks? If so, please seek help before the season kicks off as the earlier you start to prepare, the better your pet will be able to cope during the onslaught. What starts as a mild response to sudden noise can escalate as pets fail to cope with the emotional challenges generated by fireworks. This can lead to a rise in anxiety that continues long after the firework season ends; increasing fear generally and seriously affecting their quality of life....and yours! Surgeries are able to offer some excellent advice on preparing your pets for the firework season and how to help them remain calm. There is a greater choice of effective nutraceuticals and medications available. If you would like some advise, please contact the surgery to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our nursing team who will be happy to help. Heathside Veterinary Surgery 01489 607001

The Magic of Motown – Celebrating the Sound of a Generation 8.00pm, Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Portsmouth Guildhall

District 1110 Young Writer wins second place in the RIBI National final!! Locks Heath Rotary celebrated the fantastic success of Isabella Briscoe from Brookfield Community School. Supported by the Rotary Club of Locks Heath, Isabella (Bella) came second in the RIBI National Final of the Young Writer Competition 2016/17 Intermediate category. The theme of the writing was ‘Reflection’. Bella wrote a wonderful and mature piece, which elicited the following comments from the national judges – “Clever insight into gender issues, very well written”. A first for Locks Heath, a first for District 1110 and a first for Brookfield Community School. A presentation was made to Bella on 22 June 2017 at the school by the children’s author Nick Newbury (Sharon). Attended by club members, her overwhelmed parents, fellow pupils and her very supportive teacher Debra.

Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 7.30pm, Saturday 28th October 2017 at Portsmouth Guildhall

A show seen by over a million people and one of the biggest stories in British Theatre history, even performing for her Majesty the Queen as special guest at Royal Variety Performance The show will entertain with glittering costume changes, dance moves, musicians and bands recreating performers such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smoky Robinson and it will be a musical journey through all-time favourite songs including Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many more. Come and experience the iconic and unique sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Season, recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. You can listen to sixties and seventies hits like Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

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Wednesday 25th October Children will have the opportunity to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of Rowans Hospice, around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HM Naval Base. The event takes place during the October half-term break. The event has raised thousands of pounds to support people living in Portsmouth area affected by life-limiting illnesses. All children aged 0-16 must be accompanied by an adult who can accompany up to four children. The walk starts at 6.30pm and goes past HMS Victory which will be illuminated in all her glory, into the Naval Base which will specially be opened for the public and back to Boathouse No. 7 where all children receive a medal, snack and drink. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to light a candle in St. Ann’s Church, to make a memory star and place it on the memory board. The event is supported by Rowans Meerkat Service and there will also be volunteers who have experienced a significant bereavement and who were supported by the service themselves, such as Georgia Hodges who is using her experience to help other children to deal with the loss of someone dear. The cost is £5 to register a child and an accompanying adult can Georgia walk for free.

Southampton’s new theatre opens with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory – 7th February to 3rd March 2018. Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, announces the inaugural production at Southampton’s new city centre theatres NST City –the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The shadow Factory. The production opens on 15th February and runs until 3rd March. The play is set in Southampton in the autumn of 1940. The Battle of Britain rages in the skies and a Luftwaffe drops 2,300 bombs in three raids, devastating the city and destroying the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire Factory. But from the chaos, a story of courage and community spirit emerges. The play displays scenes in Government bunkers, the town and parties as bomb falls. The Director, Samuel Hodges, says he has been stroked by the plays’ significance that should be taken as an example in the future: “We famously live in a particularly segregated country right now – and our political leaders do nothing to reassure us that cohesion and empathy will be at the forefront. This story is both epic in its power and impact, but also incredibly human – it’s about individuals coming together, overcoming personal bias and mistrust, to achieve something great on their own terms”. The Director, further adds that working with Howard Brenton is an honour especially for the new theatre the for Southampton’s fastrising artistic and cultural quarter. Howard Brenton has written over 50 plays including Danton’s Death staged at the National Theatre same as Paul, Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare’s Globe), In Extremis (Shakespeare’s Globe and retitled Eternal Love). He had also wrote 13 episodes of the first four series of the BBC Television Drama Spooks, winner of BAFTA 2003 Best Television Drama Series. NST City will include a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 135 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal, workshop spaces and bar and restaurant managed by Southampton’s 2017 Business of the Year winner, Mettricks. NST City will show high quality professional work from local, national and international artists and allow the programme to include dance, film and music.

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easyJet set to fly from Southampton Airport for the first time The new network point becomes airline’s 139th airport New flight to Geneva takes-off in December 2017 and is set to appeal to Ski passengers. easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced it is to start flying from a new UK airport with a new route from Southampton to Geneva. It will be the first time the airline has ever operated from the South Coast airport and aims to provide passengers from across the region with additional options for winter ski holidays or connecting through the Swiss hub. Flights from Southampton to Geneva will start on 14th December 2017 and operate three times a week throughout the winter on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. easyJet expects to fly over 10,000 passengers a year in the first winter served by its Airbus A320 aircraft. Flights are on sale from today on easyjet.com, app and GDS with fares starting from as little as £31.99* one way per person. Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet: ‘We are delighted to be announcing that we will commence flights from Southampton - a new airport on easyJet’s already comprehensive route network.

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easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries 73 million passengers annually, of which around 20% are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 260 aircraft on more than 800 routes to over 139 airports across 31 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

“We are very excited to announce that easyJet will be commencing operations to Geneva three times a week from Southampton Airport this winter. I am sure that our customers from across the region will be pleased to have even more choice for reaching the ski slopes from December onwards. We look forward to welcoming easyJet to Southampton later in the year.”

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £8m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

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Southampton Airport celebrates busiest summer on record Fantastic news for Southampton Airport this month as it announced that is has just enjoyed a record breaking summer after 445,556 passengers travelled through its doors during July and August, an increase of 4.2% compared to the same period last year which saw 427,388 passengers flying through. August proved to be the airport’s busiest month on record so far with 225,682 passengers whilst 219,874 passengers used the airport in July. Prior to this year, the airport’s busiest month had been in August 2016 when 219,757 passengers took to the skies! The airport also announced that it hopes to see the trend in passenger numbers rising, as the year heads into winter, especially with the introduction of its shiny new airlines, easyJet and powdair. This will be the first time that easyJet has ever operated from Southampton, something which passengers and staff alike are very excited about. Flights to Geneva will start from the airport on December the 14th and will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays with prices starting from only £32.99*. powdair is a brand new airline which aims to make flying to Switerland for ski much easier by putting passengers right in the heart of all the top ski resorts. powdair will connect passengers to their favourite winter resorts such as Verbier, Crans Montana, Anzère, Nendaz, Thyon 4 Vallées (Val D’Herens), Portes du Soleil (France and Switzerland) and Zermatt via Sion Airport at the very heart of the Valais region. Flights to Sion will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and will start on 15th December.

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Head to the Western Cape this winter, for Whales, Wine and Wild Flowers South Africa has always been seen as a long-haul destination and consequently requires at least two weeks out of your annual holiday allowance, that is until recently. Now all of a sudden more and more tour operators are offering it as a short break destination, and whilst 3 nights would be pushing it you can see why it is possible to put together a stay of between 4 and 7 days without feeling the need for another holiday upon your return. Firstly whilst the flying time is around 11 hours the time difference is never more than 1 hour from the UK, meaning you shouldn’t find yourself waking up at 3am ready to tuck into your holiday bacon & eggs, nor should you be completely exhausted and ready for bed by mid-afternoon. Secondly with more and more airlines now offering a premium economy cabin or extra leg room for a supplement, you can now travel in relative comfort at an affordable price. All of which means you don’t need several days to acclimatise as you would if heading off to the Far-East or west coast of America for example.

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The two South African cities that can be reached with the minimum of effort are Johannesburg and Cape Town, whilst the first is known more as a centre of business and gateway to the country as a whole, the latter is very much a centre of tourism in its own right. Cape Town is the heartbeat of the Western Cape, this young vibrant city is not shy to walk the line between tradition and innovation offering something for everyone from history and culture to the excitement of parasailing and abseiling down the side of Cape Town’s great Icon ‘Table Mountain’ this is a city that you will want to return to again and again. There is much to see and do, for the first time visitor a city tour is always a good way to start, you will find that most tours will visit the Malay Quarter, Castle of Good Hope, the V&A Waterfront before finishing with a trip up Table Mountain by cable car; at 1067 metres above sea level you will find the view to be truly breathtaking and a great way to end your first day. Further trips out should include a walk around Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, on the eastern slope of Table Mountain you will discover one of the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens with over

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Computer Know How! Windows Live Mail – The End of an Era In this edition of Computer Know How, we are looking at what we can use instead of everyone’s favourite free email client, Windows Live Mail. Unfortunately, Windows has stopped the support for its trusty Windows Live Mail, it hasn’t had an update since 2012 and has gotten quite clunky in its old age. Thankfully, there are a few really good (and free!) alternatives that are just as easy to use, and packed full of features for you to try out! We are going to be looking at 2 of the most popular choices, Mozilla Thunderbird and eM Client.

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Depending on your email provider, you do always have the option of using their own browser based email access, like Outlook.com for Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook emails. The downside of these are that you would only be able to access your emails online, rather than having a separate program to have them backed up. 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.

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For help and advice please call or email Kelly for an appointment. t: 01489 666263 or 07540 576212 e: kellybruton@newleafsolicitors.co.uk


Finance & Eric Robinson Solicitors Wins Conveyancing Legal Sevices Accolade

There was cause for celebration for one of the region’s largest legal property teams when Eric Robinson Solicitors was named ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year for the South of England’ a t the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2017. Professionals from across the UK property industry gathered for a black tie ceremony at the stylish Rum Warehouse in Liverpool to celebrate their nominations for the annual Modern Law Conveyancing Awards.

‘Our evidence shows this is what our clients want and appreciate. Things change, move forward, so any conveyancing firm wanting to be part of the future cannot afford to ignore it. We have made the conscience effort to embrace technology, innovation and progress, so it feels really satisfying to win this particular award.’

From a shortlist of five specialist firms from across the South of England, a judging panel of experts chosen from across the property industry chose Eric Robinson Solicitors as winner of the category in recognition of its client service, commitment to staff of over 20 fee earners and members of the department’s support team, and innovation within the sector. ‘Of all the awards to win, I think this title best sums up what we have been working to achieve over the past twelve months,’ says Partner and Head of Conveyancing at Eric Robinson Solicitors, Paul Sams. ‘We strive to keep one step ahead of developments in the industry. We introduced a 24 hour, 7 days a week phone service a few years ago, then opened our offices at weekends and most recently caused a stir when we introduced a ’28 day guarantee’ earlier this year.’

Members of Eric Robinson Solicitors’ Conveyancing Team with the firm’s award at the Modern Conveyancing Awards 2017. From left to right: Elisabeth Smith, Senior Associate, Paul Sams, Partner and Head of Conveyancing and Michelle Parker, Senior Executive.

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Debby at ghd partnership Ltd advises on party wall matters Are you or your neighbour considering building an extension or doing any building works? Does the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 apply to you? Not many people are aware that the Act has been in place since 1st July 1997 and must always be considered prior to works starting on site. The Act requires Building Owners to serve Notices on their neighbours when: • Building on or up to a boundary line; • Carrying out works to a wall or structure built on the boundary line; • Excavating in close proximity to the neighbour’s property. The Party Wall Act sets down the rights & duties of owners undertaking such works and provides protection to both property owners. The Party Wall Surveyor’s duty is to examine the proposed works, ensure that they are properly designed and are executed in a manner which is not likely to cause damage to adjoining buildings or property. In the unlikely event damage does occur, the party wall surveyor will ensure that these are rectified. ghd partnership Ltd are happy to give free and impartial advice with respect to any proposed building works that you or your neighbour may be considering. We are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and are qualified to help with party wall disputes. Please feel free to give Debby a call on 07909 695860.

Studio 22b Photography About us We are a small chartered surveyors and architectural practice with offices based in Bursledon and The New Forest with a client base of L.A.s, H.A.s, schools, domestic, leisure and commercial organisations. Our prime philosophy is to provide clients with a top quality service, meeting their requirements, at a highly competitive price. We offer a 1hr consultation meeting (for a small fee) where we listen and work with clients to achieve an optimum solution, discuss feasibility, timescales costs and much more. The company focus is to provide customers with a personal and friendly service.

Services • Initial consultations to discuss all elements of building/design works; to include statutory requirements, costs, timescales etc. • Architectural services with focus on design, • Acquiring statutory consents – planning and building control approvals, • Specification writing and procurement duties, • Project and contract management, • Feasibility studies, • Party wall awards. Address: 4 Bursledon Heights, Bursledon, Hants SO31 8DB Website: www.ghdpartnership.co.uk Email: d.osman@ghdpartnership.co.uk Phone: 07909 695860

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

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Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7ZN. www.universalmarina.co.uk Reception – 01489 574272 Universal Marina is at the end of a tree lined track off Crableck Lane, a wonderful walk along the River just down from Sarisbury Green. With berthing and dry stacking for over 350 boats, we also offer boat lifting up to 75 tons and exceptional waterside services in partnership with Vortec Marine. The ethos of the marina is one of sustainability. At its centre the people at Universal Marina are bound by their passion for the water and work to create a vibrant dynamic leisure facility surrounded by 70 plus acres of tranquil natural habitat; a hidden gem. Universal Marina offers endless leisure possibilities to a wide variety of guests and clients, in the pursuit of an innovative and unique experience. On shore side we have ‘Bistro 8’ riverside restaurant, ‘Nature’s Quay’ wellness centre, ‘Man Over Board’ water sport activities, ‘Five Oaks Trout Fishery’ and the new Club House with a range of accommodation and hospitality, opening in November. The Universal Marina community includes over 35 tenants providing a variety of skills and services based in a wide range of offices, workshops and other commercial space. Our aim is to create a sustainable environment in which all of our clients enjoy excellent services in an inspiring and desirable setting. Here’s our latest news…

8 metre World Champions - Congratulations to the Universal Marina team! Avia Willment (Universal Marina Owner and MD) and her team proudly brought the World Championship Cup home from Hanko in Norway at the end of August. On ‘Miss U’, the team members were Avia at the helm, Rich Burlingham - trimmer, Neil Harrison – tactician, James Hemingway - bow, Marcel Herrera - pit and Ian Smyth - trimmer. Avia Willment said “I am tremendously proud of the crew. It has taken 17 years sailing these tricky metre boats both in the 6 metre and 8 metre class. The 8 metres were used as practise for the Americas Cup and were pre-war Olympic boats. So we feel we have worked our way through the fleet from the classics into the moderns. It just goes to show that persistence and hard graft wins!” This wonderful success story has an astonishing synergy with the ethos of teamwork and shared passion enjoyed working at Universal Marina. “Thank you team!” Avia Willment first started competing in the 8 metre international category back in 2000 in the classic division. ‘Miss U’ was launched in La Trinité, France in 2014. The 48 foot yacht is the only tandem keel boat in the fleet and was designed by Jacques Fauroux, built by Skeens in Gosport – the project manager and tactician being Neil Harrison. The yacht was finished on site at Universal Marina and prepared for the Norway World Championships by Ian Smyth at Liquid Marine who was also on the crew.

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Richard Burlingham, General Manager at Universal Marina said ‘We are so proud to bring back the cup. We literally had a blast in Norway, as if winning wasn’t enough; we were delighted to compete against King Harold of Norway who had his 80th birthday celebration whilst we were there. Avia cheekily presented him with a bottle of the local ‘Isle of White Mermaid Gin’ as a memento of ‘Miss U’ – a state of the art and distinctive boat with a mermaid on her bow.’ ‘Miss U’ will race again in the 2019 8-Metre World Championships, to be held here at home in the Solent, so hopefully will have many supporters to cheer her on.

There’s something fishy going on at Universal Marina

Five Oaks Trout Fishery, is the recent addition to the Universal Marina leisure offering and re-opens to the public in November. There’s been a complete makeover to the Club House overlooking the lake, now offering top notch accommodation for guests to extend their visits, whether for celebratory occasions, hospitality events or just enjoying the fishing. Choose from various innovative and fun activities for a truly unique retreat! • Fishing ashore and at sea – with tuition where required • Wine and dine at the Club House with a specialist chef • Corporate hospitality retreats – with bespoke itineraries At the end of a busy and invigorating day, watch the sun go down whilst enjoying drinks on the terrace or take a leisurely stroll down Crableck Lane, along the marshes and Hamble River. www.fiveoakstroutfishery.co.uk

Man Overboard! …at Universal Marina

‘Nature’s Quay’ Wellness Centre

‘Man Overboard’, kayak and paddle boarding centre had a great Summer. With paddle boarding being the fastest growing water sport in the world, it is suitable for all fitness levels and a great alternative to sailing, wind surfing or kite surfing, when the wind lets you down. We had lots of fun with groups doing yoga paddling, dog paddling and boy scouts earning their badges and learning about water safety. Various groups of students spent memorable days and nights touring the river and camping overnight to heighten the adventure!

‘Nature’s Quay’ offers a full range of holistic treatments – wellness for mind and body. We offer massages, facials, holistic therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy, yoga, meditation as well as packaged experiences and retreats. We have a range of hand selected, nontoxic and cruelty free skin products available to buy. Visit our website or contact us today to book. Complete the form below and bring it to your appointment for a 10% discount – offer available until 31st October 2017. www.naturesquay.com

NATURE’S QUAY Welcome to Nature’s Quay at Universal Marina, the latest addition to our ever expanding services

ashore and afloat. A unique experience with gifts, the key toat your Nature’s wellbeing. We offer Quay 10% off any treatment orNature’s product everything from one to one ‘reformer’ Pilates to a selection of holistic therapies, waxing, facials


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With the kayaks, getting out and about on the River Hamble has never been so easy. The river is one of the country’s premier boating locations around the villages of Hamble, Warsash and Old Bursledon. Alternatively head upriver and enjoy tranquil countryside and winding creeks. The season is almost over but plan for next year with groups, picnics, guided tours and BBQ parties. Also consider joining our Man Overboard Club costing £150 to join (£250 for families). Benefits include access throughout the year, free parking, free board launch and recovery, access to shower and WC facilities, entry to organised events and excursions and special offers on tours and holidays. Contact us for more details. We look forward to welcoming you. www.manoverboard.club

MAN OVERBOARD Getting out and about on the River Hamble has never been so easy! Join us in the wooded

Special Offer! For the rest of September and all of October, surroundings of Universal Marina on the River Hamble and give the UK’s fastest a go. Soak up the hustle and bustle of one of the withgrowing everywatersports kayak or paddleboard booking, receive a countries coffee/tea premier boating locations around the villages of Warsash, Old Bursledon & Hamble or coupon for Bistro 8 riverside café and restaurant. head up river and enjoy tranquil countryside and winding creeks. Standup Paddleboarding


is the perfect way to explore the Hamble so get in touch today and book your adventure.

Per hour: £15.00 Lifejackets included Half Day: £25 (max 4 hours) Wetsuits £5.00 each Full Day: £35.00 Summer sunset session: £35.00 (back by 21.00)

Bistro 8 Riverside Restaurant

Bistro 8 restaurant goes from strength to strength under management of Mark Walter. ‘We have had an amazing summer and look forward to introducing the Autumnal dishes – where possible we source all our ingredients locally to give our customers a wholesome and healthy experience.’

Open 7 days per week, 08.30 - 17.00, Man Overboard is based in the Universal Marina The marina is a special place to be with the variety of boats and complex offering a unique and unbeatable location. Based on the River Hamble, the bustling of commercial this scenic vibrant busy and friendly marina isenterprises situated amongstwithin 68 acres of natural wildlife and and marshlands. Onlyspot minuteson from the M27, it is Hamble. one of the most accessible marinas the and south coast. secluded the River There’s lots to on see wonderful walking opportunities from the restaurant along the river bank.

Our weekend ‘all you can eat’ cooked and continental breakfasts have gone down well. Make sure you reserve a table for Sunday lunch with meat and trimmings served on boards, melt in your mouth recipes and the best Yorkshire puddings in the county! Open 7 days a week, great place to dine day or night, we have t. 01489 574272 e.a info@manoverboard.club w. www.manoverboard.club Office, Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Hants, SO31 7ZN an open Marina restaurant and private dining space as well as outdoor MARINA - COMMERCIAL - YACHT SERVICES - LEISURE tables overlooking the river. From fine dining to coffee and cake, everyone is welcome, including dogs outside. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. www.bistro8.co.uk

This coupon Wraps entitles you to 10% off any treatment or product at Nature’s st Opening Quay until 31Scrubs October 2017. Please bring thisTimes coupon to your appointment to claim your discount. Facials loopsept17 Monday Tuesday: Closed Waxing Beauty

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Thursday - Sunday: 11.00 - 20.00 Nails- As part of Universal Principle Pilates Marina Leisure we are also His N Hers hosts to ‘Principle Pilates’ offering one to one sessions and teacher Holistic Therapies training. Contact PilatesChrissie Connelly at www.principlepilates.com

Universal Marina & Vortec Marine – Winning Partnership Sustainably harvested, hand crafted products from ila & Voya Universal Marina is delighted to announce that from May this year, Vortec Marine was chosen as Find theus at Unit 7, Universal Marina, call us on 023 8098 0777, visit Facebook for competition & deals or see www.naturesquay.com principle partner for t. 023 8098 0777 e. info@naturesquay.com w. www.naturesquay.com boat maintenanceUnit 7, Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Hants, SO31 7ZN services. It was decidedMARINA - COMMERCIAL - YACHT SERVICES - LEISURE to outsource the yacht care which was previously provided in-house to a specialist company allowing Universal to focus on its core businesses. Vortec Marine is one of the leading independent providers of yacht refit, repair and maintenance services, based in the Solent on the UK South Coast. As the UK’s only Nautor’s Swan Approved Service Centre and as Official Service Partner to Oyster Yacht’s Oyster World Rally, Vortec Marine has an enviable reputation for quality of workmanship and attention to detail, while respecting eco-friendliness and sustainability of the environment. Stringent guidelines to reduce pollution and contamination are adhered to which is at the centre of Universal’s ethos. www.vortecmarine.com There are a variety of other onsite service providers – see our website www.universalmarina.co.uk/commercial

Universal’s Autumn Special Deal 1st October to 31st December 2017 Universal Marina berth holders - lifting, launching and storage additional 25% discount after loyalty scheme discount Visiting boats - lifting, launching and storage - 35% discount from listed prices

Vortec’s Autumn Deal 1st October to 31st December 2017 12% discount - labour for antifouling work carried out between 1st October and 31st December 2017 loopsept17 contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Health & Beauty

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Would you like to improve your health and wellness? Did you know essential oils can help boost your immune system or help with aches and pains and that there are oils which can help with anxiety or help improve emotions and moods? If you have difficulty sleeping or have respiratory or stomach issues there are essential oils that can help too. In fact there are essential oils that can aid lots of different health issues for all ages. Melinda has been working with dōTERRA Essential Oils for a year and a half now and offers free 1 to 1 consultations at her Makeover Studio in Hedge End for clients to discuss what could help improve their health issues, she also teaches groups. Melinda is looking for people with an interest in natural solutions to join her team to train in sharing the power of essential oils. Melinda is also taking Hair and Make-up bookings for Weddings and Special Occasions such as Christmas Parties coming up this year or dates next year. If you would like to know more about any of her services please use the contact details on the advert or visit her website: www.makeoversbymelinda.co.uk

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Health & Fitness

Bicep curls – Start with feet shoulder width apart and toes pointing forward. Hold a weight plate at waist level. Curl the weight up, keeping your elbow still and tucked into your sides.

Average Geoff With Autumn arriving and winter on the horizon it can be all too easy to start skipping workouts and losing you focus on what you eat. We more often excuse ourselves from the hard work necessary with whispers of “It’s too dark” or “its far too cold”. This is when you need to draw on that motivation that got you started and get excited again. Do you want to keep the results you’ve worked so hard for or fritter it away with snooze buttons and multiple trips to the fridge? Like I’ve said before, get yourself some goals. At this time of year people focus on getting in shape for the Christmas party season and to look great for family gatherings. If that’s not your thing then I’ve got a great little tip that’s often glossed over or ignored....summer bodies are built in winter!!! Despite what you see on 6am infomercials or Facebook adverts, quick fixes do not, in fact fix anything. What you want will take time and it will take dedication so start now and rock up at summer looking like you’ve earnt it!! To warm you up in the chilly mornings to come I’ve got a heavenly baked oats recipe thats spot on to fuel up after a morning workout. This months workouts are both High Intensity Interval workouts and both are 3-5 rounds of 40 seconds work and 20 seconds rest (depending on your fitness level). Choose a weight that truly challenges you instead of letting you just go through the motions. If you don’t have a weight plate you can pretty much lift whatever you like...within reason, your dog may not be up for it! As always, head over to the following with any questions and to find mountains more workouts, recipes and fitness tips Instagram: @average.geoff Facebook & youtube: Search ‘Average Geoff’ Have a great day and get up get out and get it done!!



Lunge with twist – Hold the weight at chest height with feet together. Step forward into a lunge and rotate your upper body in the direction of the leading leg. Alternate legs.


Weight plate workout Squat reach – Start with feet shoulder width apart and toes pointing forward. Hold a weight plate at waist level. As you squat down, raise the weight to shoulder height. As you stand up, lower it back to the start



Crunches – Lie on your back with the plate above your chest and arms straight bit not locked out. Crunch up, making sure to keep your arms straight and keeping your neck neutral.




Floor press – Lie on your back with the plate above your chest and elbows tucked into your sides. Push the weight straight up, keeping your core engaged.

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Bodyweight workout Squat thrusts – Start in a standing position with feet shoulder width apart. Crouch down, placing hands in front of you. Kick back to a high plank position and them reverse the movement back to standing.



Squat touch – Stand in a wide squat position and squat down. At the lowest point touch the floor with the fingertips of one hand whilst keeping a straight back and staying as upright as possible.


Russian twists – Raise your feet off the floor and hold them up whilst rotating and touching the ground either side with the fingertips of both hands. Bend your legs to make it easier.



High knees – Run on the spot, bringing you knees up to waist level.



Banana bread baked oats This is a real comforting and filling breakfast that’s a great carb rich treat after a workout.

Flutter kicks – Whilst lying on the floor, place your hands by your side or under your bum and press your lower back into the floor and lift your legs 6 inches off the ground. Keeping your toes pointed and legs straight, alternate small kicks of each leg.




1 banana 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup of milk of choice 1/4 cup raisins 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter or coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 egg 1 tbsp crushed walnuts to serve Preheat your oven to 170°C and mix everything except the walnuts together in an oven safe dish. Plonk it in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the top has a nice crispness to it. Why not smash a workout whilst you’re waiting. Serve up and top with the walnuts and a drizzle of honey. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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The Trend Edit

As the air starts to cool find the perfect coat for you, handpicked from the very best runway inspired selections by Thomas Marrington

For men and women

MENSWEAR: BACK TO BUSINESS most popular men’s style of the year. After steadily gaining traction on the high street in recent years, the upcoming season may well prove to be the best yet for affordable options in a diverse range of colours and tweaks - however, keep it classic with this trend. Stick to camel, grey and black for the most versatile options.

There are few things in a wardrobe that, come the cooler months, can be more satisfying than slipping on a well-fitting overcoat. Sharply tailored, fitted through the shoulders and hitting the middle of the thigh, a wellmade overcoat has the ability to elevate any outfit to a higher, more sartorially aware status. No longer just for businessmen, this classic style in wardrobe-staple black is an investment piece that will pay for itself time and time again in cost-per-wear. Seen on the A/W 2017 runways of designer-ofthe-moment Vetements, as well as Martine Rose and Balenciaga, overcoats have emerged in a big way as a serious contender for the


This version by H&M is double-breasted for extra ease and ultimate comfort, even when unbuttoned. Slouchy enough to be superlouche, tailored enough to pair with a suit, it’ll take you from day to night, weekday to weekend, no changes necessary.




The ultimate in comfort and practicality, puffer jackets have experienced, in recent years, a renaissance almost unheard of in fashion. Not a single show-goer would be seen without one oversized, fitted, with elongated sleeves, vested - whatever the variation, it’s easy to style and perfectly versatile. It’s unusual for such a utilitarian piece to be embraced so wholeheartedly by the fashion community, but, as we saw with trainers more than five years ago, it can prove highly successful. For men, this is an easy trend to work with. Simply



go with the most classic option available - slim fit, evenly padded, long-sleeved and zipped down the middle. In a neutral shade, not only does it provide warmth and comfort to a far greater degree than it’s slim size would betray, it makes for the ideal layering option once the truly cold months set in. Worn under a classic coat when it’s freezing, or on its own when you have only a slight chill to combat, it’ll be your mostworn piece from October to February. This version from Zara is the perfect example - light enough to avoid over-heating, yet cosy enough to hunker down in.



When it comes to choosing a new coat, there can be a fine line between basing your decision on style, and basing it on practicality. We all need something we can wrap up in; a well-stitched blanket to cover and protect us on our morning commute to work, or for lazy Sunday walks through town. But isn’t it tiring to see the same old drudgery passing us by - muted tones of grey, once ‘pastel’ pink that has now, in fact, turned to grey, a dubious camel colour that has with the abuse of time, you guessed it, become faded and grey? Stand out from the crowd, and break up with boring.

2017 collection - so too did Valentino, Chloé and Giambattista Valli - and as an edgier alternative to the muted pinks and purples that usually dominant winter store racks, it works beautifully. Around Autumn, it feels fresh, seasonal and looks perfect paired with a neutral-toned outfit underneath, then when Winter comes around, you have an everyday dose of festivity to get you through the darkening days. This version from M&S is beautifully constructed, and it’s classic shape off-sets the vibrant colour to bring things down to earth.

Emporio Armani chose an electrifying red as the anchor of their Autumn Winter

M&S, Wool Blend Coat, £119.99

WOMENSWEAR: TEDDY BEAR For high-street lovers, the great news is that quite literally every conceivable option can be found with some careful sleuthing, usually for under £100. Topshop is one of the best outlets for this trend consider the borg cocoon coat, in a neutral cream shearling style. Whilst it’s easy to be drawn into candycolours and exaggerated sizes, sticking with natural tones opens up endless opportunity to mix print and colour into the rest of your outfit. So pull it on, snuggle up and warm yourself thoroughly whilst enjoying one of the key trends of the season - just try to refraim from drifting off. TIBI AW17

Teddy bear coats have been circling the style zeitgeist for a couple of years now. Popularised by fashion bloggers, stylists and models due to the vast range available on the high street and their super-luxe appearance, they’ve proved a sticking trend over several fashion seasons. For the Autumn/Winter 2017 catwalks, designers such as Tibi, Marni, Miu Miu and Nina Ricci sent varying degrees of fluffiness down the runway. Models such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have also shown their affection for this super-comfy coat style, ideal for keeping warm whilst dashing between shows during the freezing New York Fashion Week climate.

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Autumn Fruit Pie Ingredients 800g (1 3/4lb) cooking apples, such as Bramley 1 tbsp lemon juice 100g (3 1/2oz) caster sugar 2 tbsp cornflour tsp ground cinnamon 225g (8oz) blackberries fresh cream, custard or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Pastry 360g (12oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 185g (6oz) cold butter, cut into small cubes about 2 tbsp milk, to glaze 2 tsp caster sugar, to glaze

Method Make the pastry: put the flour in a large bowl with the butter. Rub together with your fingertips until you have incorporated all the butter. Add about 6 tablespoons of cold water until the mixture holds together. Gently gather up, then pat into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut off just over half the pastry and leave the rest wrapped. Lightly flour the work surface and rolling pin. Roll out the pastry into a circle about 35cm (14in) across. (See below, Make a light pastry crust.) Carefully line the pie tin with the pastry. (See below, Line the tin without stretching.) Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven to 220째C (200째C fan/425째F/gas 7). Quarter, peel and core the apples, then cut them into slices about 5mm (1/4 in) thick. Put them in a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Mix the sugar with the cornflour and cinnamon in a bowl, then toss with the apples. Tip in the blackberries and briefly toss everything together. Be gentle when tossing, or the fruit will break up. Tip the fruit into the pastrylined tin. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into long strips, to make the lattice its a simple up and under (look at the picture for details) Put the pie tin on preheated baking sheet and bake for 15 mins then reduce the temperature to 180째C/gas mark 4 and bake for a further 35/40 mins, remove the pie and let it sit for 5/10 mins to allow the juices to settle. Always happy to give advice and tips, you can find me on instagram at chefgeddes_official

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SPACE TIMES UK Follow us on twitter! @SpaceTimesUK

In this edition • London Science Museum Lates: Space • Space Times: • Have you seen on TV Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?

SPACE AGENCY Space Times London Science Museum Lates: Space One of our Directors here at the LOOP Magazine Blake has been hard at work again with UK Space Environments Association, with the Royal Air Force Blue Abyss & King’s College London, he certainly pulled a crowd with UK Space Environments showcases at August’s Science Museum Lates: Space. This Lates was in partnership with UK Space Environments, The Royal Society, BBC Tomorrow’s World, Wellcome and The Open University, bringing the best in UK space research.

training in Space Medicine, they highlighted some of the dangers of this austere environment with some practical demonstrations.

As public outreach and conference lead for UKSpaceLABs and the UK Space Environments associations, Blake bought along some activities to a well hydrated crowd enjoying the delights of the Science Museum Lates event. A free event at the Science Museum, London held every month. Bars opening 18:45- 22:00. Activities that were on showcase from the UK Space Environments members included ‘The Effects of Space on the Human Body’. The UK’s first specialist in Aviation Medicine from the Royal Air Force Bonnie Posselt demonstrated to visitors that in Space, there is no atmosphere and no gravity, having a profound effect on the human body which is designed to function on Earth. As doctors

‘Developing a Human Space SkinSuit’ showcased by the experts at Kings College London, Phil Carvil PhD student at KCL brought and wore his gravity countermeasure skinsuit and wowed the crowd by showcasing a suit that had actually been flown by ESA astronaut on the International Space Station. He explained that On Earth gravity loads the body, affecting our development. Prolonged exposure to microgravity induces changes within the body requiring innovative countermeasures. Come and see an example of the European Space Agency’s SkinSuit, which is currently under evaluation to support astronauts.

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‘Sea plus Space’ from Blue Abyss, brought virtual reality to the museum to show visitors a virtual diving pool and experts in the deep sea or astronaut training environments including MD John Vickers, and Dr Simon Evetts. Blue Abyss are set to be the World’s largest diving pool and private astronaut training facility in the UK and on the night they gave a brief overview of how humankind has always striven to explore, firstly here on Earth and in our oceans, and more lately into outer space. They highlighted that the more we strive to explore space, the more we benefit from exploring our oceans and generated a lot of interest from visitors to the museum.

Space Times: Oct. 17: An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will launch six SkySat Earth observation satellites for Google/Skybox Imaging from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Oct. 21-22: Orionid meteors will be visible from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7. The Orionid meteor shower peaks on the night of Friday, Oct. 20 and the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 21. Oct. 26: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the Expedition 54/55 crew: Scott Tingle of NASA, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Nov. 1: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon CRS-13 spacecraft on a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Nov. 4: The full moon of November will occur on Saturday also known as the Full Beaver Moon., Nov. 4 0523 GMT. Nov. 4-5: Taurid meteors will be visible from Sep. 7 to Dec. 10. The Taurid meteor shower will peak on the night of Saturday, Nov. 4 and the early morning of Sunday, Nov. 5. This is a minor meteor shower with 5-10 meteors per hour, and light from the full moon may obstruct the view during the meteor shower’s peak. Nov. 8: An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch with the MN35-13 Earth observation satellite for the government of Morocco from Kourou, French Guiana at 0100 GMT on Nov. 8.

Nov. 13: Look for this impressive pairing in the Eastern sky just before sunrise. A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart.

Nov. 10: A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch the first spacecraft in the Joint Polar Satellite System from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 0948 GMT.

Nov. 14: An air-launched Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket will send NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite into orbit from Kwajalein, Marshall Islands.

Nov. 10: An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus cargo spacecraft (OA-8) to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Nov. 17-18: Leonid meteors will be visible in the sky throughout the month of November. The Leonid meteor shower peaks between Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18.


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Nov. 17: An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft (OA-9) to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia. Possible launches in November: • A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite to measure ice sheet elevation and ice sheet thickness changes linked to climate change, along with measurements of Earth’s vegetation biomass. • A Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Chang’e 5 mission to return samples from the moon. • SpaceX plans to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for its first demonstration flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Have you seen on TV Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?

An Evening with Colonel Chris Hadfield will open your eyes to dream the impossible. Together with rarely seen videos from Chris Hadfield’s personal collection audiences in Southampton will be mesmerized by the beauty of our planet from a perspective usually only given to the very privileged few. Through his 21-years as an astronaut, 3 spaceflights and 2600 orbits of Earth, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. This is set to be a highly educational and inspirational presentation, the first ‘must see’ event for 2018 from an international icon who is simply “out of this world”... and of course he will be singing “Space Oddity”! Running Time Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval. Age Advice:Recommended for ages 8+. No under twos will be admitted.

Colonel Chris Hadfield will be at the Mayflower Theatre on 12 February 2018. The 21st Century’s most famous astronaut will be reflecting on his 35 year history as a military pilot and astronaut. Synopsis of the evening: The 21st Century’s most famous astronaut returns to the UK for a short tour. An Evening with Colonel Chris Hadfield is a unique 90 minute presentation by this Canadian pioneer reflecting on his 35 year history as a military pilot and astronaut.

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Locks Heath Rotarian Chris Milburn invited the club members to visit the Titchfield Festival Theatre (TFT) where they could see the restoration of a special piece of musical history for the South of England, an original Compton organ that he and some colleagues were installing at the Titchfield Festival Theatre (TFT). The Compton theatre organ was first used in the Forum Theatre in Southampton in the 1930’s, and was heard entertaining the troops during WWII. It was used there until the 1970’s when it was removed and lived in a private house until 2013. Thanks to theatre organ enthusiasts, including Rotarian Chris Milburn, this fabulous musical instrument was bought back from East Anglia and is now being restored and rebuilt in the theatre. Taking time, money and love, it is expected that this multifaceted, magical and LOUD organ will be fully restored within the next few months and supporting the theatre in its programme of entertainment. Rotarians were treated to some amazing music from the nearly finished organ before transferring to the Titchfield Tithe Barn for a BBQ and fellowship.

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Cinema organist Bernard Tilley found this amazing Compton built, special edition organ in Suffolk. He joined forces with Chris Milburn and Lyndon Ford from the theatre they were determined to, “Bring it Home”!! Bernard felt really strongly about saving this organ and so it was put into storage until such times as he could find people as enthusiastic as he about this wonderful organ. In January 2017 the organ in thousands of pieces was moved to The Titchfield Theatre following completion of a new floor. The theatre Director Kevin Frasier has been incredibly supportive and could see that this organ would be a fabulous asset to the theatre and its audiences for a very long time to come.

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On the 5th March the team, without any documentation or instructions started building the main chamber and on the 1st July the organ was playable. Bernard said “Rotarian Chris is unbelievable”, (Well we know that). “He has achieved the impossible.” There is still a long way to go, and more funds are required, but the console is looking great and thanks to Ryan a junior member of the TFT team the illuminations work and change colour just like they are supposed to.

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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 the penultimate article of a series in which we describe the resident and visiting birds that depend on the unusual habitat provided by the Common.

at various points around the Common before continuing their journey south. Dartford warblers take up temporary residence again on the common amongst the gorse, hunting spiders and insects as they disperse from their breeding grounds on the heaths of the New Forest.

Teal - Andrew Walmsley

Late autumn is the best chance to see large mixed flocks of goldfinches and greenfinches near the shore line. Small flocks of meadow pipits arrive and if you are lucky you may witness an evening departure of hundreds of pied wagtails that have congregated near the Hamble Point Marina to hop across

Birdlife in the Autumn Autumn sees the passage of birds that have spent the summer elsewhere, but fly to the coast to find a point to hop across the English Channel. A handful of wheatears, bold distinct little birds, can be seen at this time of year as they move south and stop off

Wheatear – Andrew Walmsley

Southampton Water to Fawley Oil Refinery to roost for the night. Also along the foreshore look up for passing swallows and house martins following the shoreline of Southampton Water and beyond, until they take the plunge and head off across the Channel. There is something quite stirring about watching these small birds heading out to sea heading ultimately for Africa. Late autumn starts to see curlews and oystercatchers drifting back to the foreshore from their breeding grounds inland to re-join the nonbreeding birds that have stayed through the summer. At this time of year there is also a chance of seeing a peregrine falcon patrolling the shoreline of Southampton Water for a hunting opportunity. A quiet wait at the edge of the creek at low tide may throw up some rarer visitors in the form of a kingfisher, greenshank or green sandpiper as well as the first returning black-tailed godwits feeding in the silt at low tide. When the tide is turning little egrets can often be seen hunting the large numbers of small fish that follow the tide in and out of the creek. At high tide you may see little grebes fishing further out and the islands at the mouth of the creek harbour roosting waders such as lapwings, oystercatchers and grey plovers. This is the time of year when looking out from Hamble Point towards the spit at low tide you may be rewarded with the sight of a small flock of visiting avocets.

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The common is now full of life especially insect life. There is a chance to see kestrels hunting across the common during the day and in late evening time in the wooded fringes you may happen upon a Tawny owl or more probably hear the classic twit twoo call. Most of you will know that this is a two bird call with the female owl calling and the male owl responding.

Once the common starts to bring on the warm autumn hues it produces blackberries, seeds and acorns before becoming a little more desolate in deepest winter. For such a small patch of countryside surrounded by built up areas, the Common supports a multitude of plants, animals and birds and can still at times feel quite rural with good views onto the Hamble river and Southampton Water. On clear days there are vistas of beautiful sun rises and sunsets year round over water.

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. This autumn scrub clearance will be crucial because cattle have not grazed during the summer and the scrub has enjoyed unrestrained growth. 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 website: www.hamble-conservation.co.uk/common.html

Kestrel - Richard Ford

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Autumn gardening Jobs to do in October/November – By @blakes_garden

It is essential this time of year to prepare for winter frosts, tender plants need protection at the first sign of frost usually between September and November. In autumn tender plants should be cut back and mulched over with some organic matter, or lifted out of the ground and stored over winter. This decision should be made based on the local climate and the plant itself. Luckily for us southerners! In milder areas of the UK and in sheltered well drained areas of a garden it could be possible to simply cut back the tops of tender plants and leave them In the ground covering them over with a mulch, however in exposed and cold areas even the hardy perennials may need a heavy mulch over winter. Plants such as tender cannas, dahlias, gladioli, and tuberous begonias have rhizomes, tubers or corms that can survive over winter in a dormant state if stored correctly. To avoid frost damage, find a cool dark location and dry off the tubers and leave them there until spring.The same principle can be applied to tender perennials too, however to protect these, lift and pot them from the ground and store in a sheltered location. Lift and pot up tender perennials, such as chocolate cosmos, pelargoniums (most commonly known as geraniums), gazanias and coleus, put them in your greenhouse to protect them over winter. Alongside protecting the tender plants, why not get your green fingers out and plant some informal waves of spring bulbs in a lawn? For early spring colour you include daffodils, crocuses, and snake’s-head fritillaries. Apart from looking good they are a nifty indicator that the gardening season has started. If you wanted to get some colour into your garden now and over the winter season, you can plant up a colourful pot display with plants such as winter pansies, heathers, cyclamen and skimmia’s. Now is also a brilliant time to plant conifer hedges and evergreen shrubs whilst the soil is still warm.

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Preparing for next year there are other jobs to be done in the garden in autumn. Such as taking cuttings of shrub herbs like lemon verbena which is popular in deserts, and rosemary and thyme in October. Hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes including gooseberries, currants and blueberries in November. Cover salad plants with frost protective fleece to prolong the crop and sow batches of hardy peas and broad beans outdoors for early crops next year.

Do you happen to have a fig tree? With large fruits that have failed to ripen? Take them off and leave the smaller pea sized fruits to develop ready for harvesting next year. And don’t forget to mulch the flower beds with manure, clean out the greenhouse, removing the debris from within can prevent overwintering pests and diseases to develop, and wash the glazing to allow for more autumn daylight to enter as each UV

a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. The crimson stigmas and styles known as threads are collected and dried to be used as a colouring agent and seasoning in food.

ray counts! After that insulate the greenhouse roof and walls with bubble polythene (bubble wrap) and bring the tropical plants like bananas, amaryllis, potted fuchsias and citrus plants in, keeping them frost free and cool over winter. If you have finished those jobs, you could always rake the lawn, driveways and paths or your borders and collect up all of the fallen leaves, if you store them in some gardening bin bags, these will rot down into leaf mould which is great to mix into the soil next year. Apply autumn lawn feed to revive the grass after the rigours of the summer season and check your shed is waterproof and secure and for the winter, clean and store your tools and patio furniture in it.

will be having a bonfire, remember to check your bonfires carefully before lighting them up as hedgehogs or other wildlife may have snuck in when your back was turned in seek of shelter. I think that is enough to be getting on with until winter arrives, take a moment to find me on Instagram @blakes_garden and sit back and enjoy the spectacular autumn display!

While you are cracking on with the jobs and as the cold encroaches, wildlife will be finding shelter to have a cosy winter too. Give wildlife a home or hotel by building a log pile in a corner or at the back of a border. They will thank you for it by naturally cleaning up the bits you missed! If you


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

At Pony Magic we have a team of adorable Shetland ponies, they are small, cuddly and full of character! Perfect for younger children age 2-8, our aim is to give children a safe and gentle introduction to riding and interacting with ponies while building confidence and having fun! We offer 20 minute riding sessions all year round at our base in Bursledon next to Manor Farm Country Park. Sessions consist of an instructional countryside walk or a more structured lead rein lesson depending on age and ability, an Indoor Arena is available which allows us to continue whatever the weather.

Book a Trial Ride for £10 Riding hats are provided for use or you may wish to purchase children’s riding kit from our little shop. Now also stocking the New Crafty Ponies Range, gorgeous soft toy replica ponies and accessories that are Educational and Fun! Our wonderful ponies are also available for Parties, we bring them to your chosen venue for a really special party where the children can ride and make friends with the ponies in your own back garden! Pricing starts at £210 and includes a Rosette for each child.

New Pony Pamper and Ride Sessions Come to us for 45 minutes with 2 ponies and staff, perfect as a special treat for the pony mad child with a birthday coming up, or those wanting extra practice for our progress scheme. £60 to include a rosette for each child, (suitable for 2-4 children ). Pony Magic are enjoying a busy season ahead out and about at many local events, fun days, school fetes and weddings. We work closely with Madgwick Carriage Masters offering horse drawn transport for those special occasions when you want to arrive in style! Do visit our website for further information and get in touch if you are planning an event this year. For further information, pricing and booking details please visit our website www. ponymagic.co.uk or call 07780 667122. For the very latest pony magic news follow us on our Facebook page, see you soon! 60 | The LOOP



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HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017 Join with thousands of others on Thursday 26th October as HMS Sultan hosts a fun filled evening of entertainment at the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017. As well as the main event there will be entertainers including fire breathers and a funfair with rides at very reasonable rates. There is lots keep you entertained before the big fireworks finale and, with free parking for all, the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017 is sure to be a night to remember. The gates will open at 6.00pm, with the Bonfire lit at 7.15pm and the main display at 8.00pm. The gates will close at 10.30pm. Tickets: £15 (Family 2+2); £5 (Adults); £4 (children Under 14). Advance tickets will be made available at a substantially discounted rate from local vendors from 2nd October. Prices and vendor details will be released shortly. Disabled access and facilities available. For more information visit: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/ sultan-fireworks


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Save the date – The RYA Dinghy Show

If you love being out on the water then don’t miss the RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts&Yachting and Gill, which is returning to the magnificent Alexandra Palace London on 3rd & 4th March 2018. Whether you’re a cruiser, racer, getting back into a boat or just getting started, this unique show offers something for everyone and is a fantastic day out for the whole family. You’ll find all the latest gear to stay on the water in all seasons from the top sailing brands plus hundreds of boats whether you’re looking for something to get started in or the very latest in high performance design. The show is also pack full of training centres, sailing clubs, class associations and holiday companies who will be able to help you to get out on the water whatever you are looking for. Throughout the show interactive features and demos will inspire sailors of all ages.

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“It is great to be returning to Alexandra Palace for the 67th show”, commented Alistair Dickson, RYA Director of Sport Development. “Work is already well underway behind the scenes to bring visitors an action packed show in 2018, crammed full of activities designed with dinghy sailors in mind and anyone thinking about giving it a go for the first time.” Brand new for 2018: • Revamped line up of main stage talks and coaching area sessions • New comperes • ‘Sailors Corner’ for unique insights in a more intimate environment from the world’s leading dinghy sailors • Interactive 360o film experience • The Beginners Trail As well as all the new activities in store for 2018, visitors will also be able to enjoy show favorites including free live talks, coaching sessions, sailing simulators and the trapeze rig. Younger visitors can explore the show with the famous RYA Dinghy Show treasure hunt collecting clues, stickers and treasure around the show to win some amazing prizes!

“The show is always popular within the dinghy sailing community as a great place to get the season underway, meet up with friends old and new, as well as tracking down new kit, boats or the little bit of extra knowledge to improve your skills out on the water.� Alistair added.

More information Tickets will be on sale by the end of October, For all the latest news and information visit www.dinghyshow.org. uk or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ryadinghyshow or on twitter @dinghyshow


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The Ocean Film Festival The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth with ocean-themes short films with spell-binding action and footages from both below and under the water. The programme has explored haunted shipwrecks, nomadic sailors and icy waters of Antarctica. It has also featured impressive marine life such as wales or the endangered Giant Pacific Mantaray. This time, the festival will take viewers on Infinity, together with its crew and embark on an extraordinary voyage of 8,000 miles from New Zeeland to Patagonia and to the waters of Antarctica.

From the film Fish People Photo by Donnie Hedden

From the film Ocean Rubbish

From the film Fish People Photo by James Perrin

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Dig Day Keen volunteers braved the winter weather to help tidy the Environmental Area at Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy. All the budding helpers were kept busy by cutting back trees, clearing paths and trimming hedges.

The Environmental Area at the school has a pond, willow tunnel, sensory garden and woodland. The area allows pupils at the school to study pond life and compare different habitats within the school grounds. The garden is maintained by volunteers including parents, pupils, teachers and even grandparents. The school allows the local community to use the area and is regularly visited by local pre-schools and other groups such as Brownies and cubs. Pupils at the school enjoy the chance for Welly Walks in the grounds during which they spend time exploring the area and learning in the outdoors whatever the weather! Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy would like to thank all the helpers who came on the day and gave up part of their weekend to make a big difference to the school. We would also like to thank the school’s dedicated PTFA who provided delicious homemade food to keep the volunteers refreshed. If you are part of a local group and would like to use the area please feel free to contact the school on 01489 572393.

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The Magic of Motown – Celebrating the Sound of a Generation

Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

8.00pm, Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Portsmouth Guildhall

7.30pm, Saturday 28th October 2017 at Portsmouth Guildhall

A show seen by over a million people and one of the biggest stories in British Theatre history, even performing for her Majesty the Queen as special guest at Royal Variety Performance The show will entertain with glittering costume changes, dance moves, musicians and bands recreating performers such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smoky Robinson and it will be a musical journey through all-time favourite songs including Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many more. Come and experience the iconic and unique sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Season, recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. You can listen to sixties and seventies hits like Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

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Community News Thursday 26th October 6.00 – 8.00pm

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas preview night at Hambrooks of Titchfield

The Jolly Sailor Southsea – From 8.00pm until 1.00am

Halloween evening at Hambrooks of Titchfield

Tuesday 28th November 6.00 – 8.00pm

Santa Sundays throughout December at Hambrooks of Titchfield

Warm up for the festive spirit with Christmas Party Nights and enjoy the courses from the Christmas Menu. You can make a booking starting with 24th November 2017 through to Saturday 23rd December 2017. Also, three courses are only £25 or 2 courses for £22. Each night there will be live entertainment

Meet Santa and get a gift: Sunday 3rd December 12.00 – 6.00pm Sunday 10th December 12.00 – 6.00pm Sunday 17th December 12.00 – 6.00pm

Great South Run Weekend From 21st to 22nd October 2017 – Southsea Seafront

Chief Petty Officer Andy Gibbs shortlisted for Just Giving Award

Chief Petty Officer Andy Gibbs, based at HMS Collingwood has been recently honoured to have made the shortlist for the Just Giving awards 2017 under the “outstanding commitment award” section. His path to this award meant setting up and leading teams which have conducted many challenging walks to raise money for Help for Heroes, accumulating over £500,000 during this period, a milestone for which he was honoured by David Cameron in 2015. The category for which he has been entered has received over 13,000 nominations alone and he is delighted to have reached the top three. Andy said about his nomination that “it is an honour to make the shortlist of 3 from the initial 13,000 individuals that were put forward in this category alone; all of whom are worthy individuals doing so much for many great charities.” The award will take place in November with voting continuing until early October for those who want to support Andy’s nomination.

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The 10 mile running event is coming to Portsmouth and it will take along paved routes, past some of Portsmouth’s best scenery including the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, past Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory). Furthermore, the race is made to suite all ages and abilities. Additionally, there will be The Great South Run 5k, which welcomes those who feel that the 10mile route requires too much from them. This will be a great alternative for those just getting into run. There will also be a children route, (1.5k).

Aladdin – A Traditional Fun-Filled Family Pantomime Ferneham Hall, Fareham One of the greatest pantomime show, from Jordan Production and Ferneham Hall, will open on Friday 8th December and it will run until Sunday 31st December. During this time, the show will entertain with live music, a fabulous cast and dazzling sets. Clive Mantle that you may recognize from Casualty, Holby City, Vicar of Dibley, Game of Thrones, will be starring as the evil Abanazaar. Also, Christian Lee, finalist of Britain’s got Talent will be playing Wishee Washee. The show promises to embark with you on a magical carpet ride of wishes. Bring your family to a show of fun and laughter from beginning to end.

7.00pm, Friday 10th November at Hambledon Vineyard The Event is hosted by Winchester Cocoa Company and you will have the chance to try their award winning chocolate with 5 different wines each of them worked on for the perfect flavour. Furthermore, a tour of the vineyard is included. The luxury chocolate will be designed with the finest ingredients and together with Meonhill wines it is a special treat not to be missed. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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What’s On Gosport and District Organ Club Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX. Come and hear the magnificent Compton theatre organ, and maybe even play it yourself. Visitors always welcome. Details from Peter Buckles. 01329 310592 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/ gosport Crofton WI, Meetings are held at the Methodist Hall, Mays Lane, Stubbington at 7.30pm every second Wednesday of the month. We are a very lively group hosting a Book Club, Theatre Trips, Lunch Outings, Walking & occasional coach trips. Contact number 01329 845619.

Whiteley WAGs WI are a modern twist on the traditional WI with a varied and inspiring programme running throughout the year. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Whiteley Primary School. We have a number of clubs such as reading, walking, bridge, craft and dinner which members can enjoy. At present our membership is at its maximum, however potential new members are welcome to visit and join our waiting list. Full programme details are on our website, www.whiteleywags.co.uk

The Warsash Over 60’s Fellowship Club meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2.00pm in The Victory Hall. We have a varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year – including outings, lunches and theatre visits. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information please ring Sylvia Smith 01489 589308. 74 | The LOOP

Learn Italian today! Learn to speak this beautiful language with a truly Italian tutor, one to one and group lessons available in Southampton. For more information call 07448 580425 or email italiancourse@outlook.com Warsash Choral Society We urgently need extra voices to come and sing these beautiful works. If you enjoy singing then do come and join us; sopranos, altos, tenors and bass voices. We especially need tenors. Music is provided free of charge. For more information call 01489 892326. The Warsash Women’s’ Institute meets on the last Thursday in every month, in the Victory Hall, at 2.00pm. They have a very varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year including outings, theatre visits and lunches. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Hill Park WI meet at WI Hall, Oak Road (Highlands Road end) at 2.00pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month. We are a small, friendly institute who have a choir and a craft group. We arrange theatre trips, outings, coffee mornings and occasional meals out. Please come along and see for yourself. WI Meetings Bishop’s Waltham, The Church Hall, Free Street, SO32 1EE 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm Bitterne, The Wesley Centre, Whites Rd, Bitterne SO19 7NP 3rd Thursday at 1.45pm Botley, The Market Hall, High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm Burridge & Park Gate, The Royal British Legion Club, Park Gate 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm Bursledon, Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ 3rd Wednesday at 2.00pm


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

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

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

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

Fareham Town, Holy Trinity Church Hall West Street, Fareham, PO16 ODL 1st Thursday at 10.00am Gosport, Christ Church Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JQ 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm

Stubbington Village, Methodist Church Hall, Mays Lane, Stubbington PO14 2ER 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm

Hedge End, 2000 Centre, St. John’s Road SO30 4AF 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm

Titchfield, Titchfield Parish Room, High Street, Titchfield, PO14 4AB 4th Monday at 7.30pm

Hill Park WI, WI Hall, Oak Rd, PO15 5HY (Highlands Rd end) 1st Tuesday at 2.00pm.

Titchfield, Community Centre, Mill Stree, PO14 4AB 2nd Tuesday at 9.30am

Lee-on-the-Solent, Community Centre, 51 Twyford Lee-onSolent, PO13 8JU Last Thursday at 2.15pm

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

Locks Heath, Memorial Hall, Locks Heath Park Rd, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW 3rd Wednesday at 7.00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Hedge End Women’s Institute In September we had our birthday meeting when Anne Chance OBE talked about being saddle sore in Montana. At our regular meeting on Tuesday 24th October we will have John Pitman talking to us about ‘Pantomime Dames’. On 25th October we will be holding a skittles evening at British Aerospace. This will be followed on the Tuesday 31st October by an Open Evening entitled ‘A Tasty Do’ where there will be pickles and sauces to taste and a chance to find out which cheddar cheese is the best value for money and the nicest to eat. There will also be a quiz, games and a raffle. Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available but visitors are invited to bring their own drinks if they wish. All are welcome and the entrance fee will be £4 (numbers will be limited) and all profits will go to charity On 6th November our ever popular ‘Make and Take’ day will be at the Underhill Centre and cost only £7.50 per participant. On 30th November WI members will be able to enjoy a three course Christmas lunch at the Aspire restaurant. Many of our members are continuing to knit ‘Doodle Hats’ which will fit on the top of an Innocents drink bottle. For every hat knitted the Innocents Drinks Co. will give ‘Help the Aged’ 25pence. Hedge End WI meets at Hedge End 2000 Centre on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the doors open at 6.45pm. Visitors are very welcome to our large but friendly group which has many varied activities and interesting speakers. For further information please contact our president: Jill Burrows 01489 782121 or etwotton2@btinternet.com.

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