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BAND OF MERRY MEN Universal Pictures has teamed up with Nottingham to bring an exclusive exhibition of Robin Hood, from director Ridley Scott, to our area. The showpiece exhibition will be at Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest and will open to the public until the end of October. breezemagazine 4
he Nottingham Castle exhibition will feature the character costumes of Robin Hood, plus Lady Marion, Friar Tuck, Little John, King Richard I and Prince John. It will also feature other costumes, props, weaponry and behind-the-scenes artefacts from the movie. It will provide an amazing chance to see up close the original props, weaponry, set pieces and costumes from the film. Sherwood Forest will be displaying other memorabilia including a large wooden cart from the movie that you can sit in and watch behind-the-scenes footage on large screens. Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe reunites with his blockbuster Gladiator director, filmmaking legend Ridley Scott, for the epic action-adventure “Robin Hood.” Joining with Oscar®-winning producer Brian Grazer, Oscar®-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland and Oscar®-winning actress Cate Blanchett, they tell the story of the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology
and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and challenge the crown to alter the balance of power between the king and all of his subjects. And whether outlaw or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. This official movie exhibition has been put together especially for Nottingham Castle and the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre by the film’s set designer, Sonja Klaus. The Sheriff of Nottingham, Cllr Leon Unczur said: “This is a really exciting time for the City. Not only Nottingham people, but visitors from across the world who come to pay homage to the legends of Robin Hood and his Merry Men will be able to join in the celebrations. With a helping hand from a major Hollywood film, the spotlight is shining brightly on Nottingham and we’ve got a unique opportunity to tell the world about the other great things that make Nottingham the place it is.” »
breeze days out To offer a fitting tribute to our very own legend in green, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have declared May Robin Hood Month. An exciting programme of major events will turn the back the clock in Nottingham and the wider county, and with something happening every day, the City and County will be transformed into a medieval kingdom. Highlights include: * Medieval re-enactments * Jousting * Archery * May Day parade led by Robin Hood * Family fun days City representatives are still in talks with Universal about other opportunities that may come Nottingham’s way. Nottingham Castle events include: 1 & 2 May ‘The Knights of Nottingham’ presents the ‘Robin Hood Jousting Show’ - a spectacle featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the Sheriff of Nottingham. In combat on and off horseback, come and see their death defying skills! Shows will be at 1pm and 3pm daily, viewable on paying the Sheriff’s Tax from the Castle Green ‘Jousting stand’. Numbers strictly limited per show. 8 May A Medieval Family Fun Day with have a go archery, tug of war, falconry shows, trebuchet demos and have a go jousting. ‘Become a Knight for the Day’ will appeal to medieval enthusiasts of all ages. 15-16 May ‘The Dogs of War’, the Castle’s resident medieval reenactment group will be on site to talk about their deadly weapons and life in the time of Robin Hood. Come and try a helmet for size and see if you measure up as one of the King’s men. The following day, a children’s theatre company will take children back to a medieval kingdom in a truly interactive theatre experience at Nottingham Castle. 22 May Come and make some ‘Funky Armour’ with the Castle’s Armourers Kath and Pete. An ideal Saturday afternoon pastime for children 11 and under. Drop in between 11 and 1 or 2 and 4. 23 May A Medieval Family Fun Day with have a go archery, tug of war, falconry shows, trebuchet demos and have a go jousting. ‘Become a Knight for the Day’ will appeal to medieval enthusiasts of all ages. 27 May The Castle’s medieval collections and treasures are so sizeable that they can’t possibly be all on display, but now’s your chance to explore the stores at Brewhouse Yard, with Collections Manager Ann Inscker. Learn more about the period and why it’s important that museums exist to care for such pieces. 29-31 May Regia Anglorum stage a Medieval Re-enactment weekend depicting the late 12th Century - the life and times of Robin Hood and will transform the Castle grounds into a medieval encampment. An educational but enjoyable opportunity for all. breezemagazine 6
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We meet up with Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance services and a local man raising funds to help...
he Air Ambulance is a rapid response emergency craft covering 3,000 square miles across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Travelling at 154 mph it takes approximately nineteen minutes to travel from its base at RAF Waddington to the furthest point in either of the two counties. It is operational every day of the week all year round completing an average of three to four missions a day saving many lives across the region. The helicopter provides a fast, smooth, efficient journey to hospital, avoiding traffic jams and reaching accident sites which are often inaccessible to land ambulances. A high proportion of “call outs” are to road traffic accidents and they average at least five leisure activity incidents a month. Speed is essential in the battle to save life and limb. The patient can be transported to hospital within 7-12 minutes, well within the “Golden Hour” which gives the best possible chance of making a full recovery. There are always two paramedics on board who are trained to offer specialised trauma treatment Many residents of our counties live in isolated communities, often 45-60 minutes away by road ambulance from the nearest hospital and have benefited on many occasions from the speed of the helicopter. “We are one of only 18 Air Ambulance Charities in the country and financially we rely heavily on voluntary contributions with the balance of our income coming from the varied activities with which we are involved. To ensure that the air ambulance can continue flying across both counties saving many lives each year we need to raise £1.5m each year”. “Volunteers are especially valuable to the charity. We are always happy to speak to anyone who can give of their time to help us with our fundraising and this can be as little or as much as they want it to be”. For further information contact: Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Unit 2, Chase Park, Daleside Road, Nottingham, NG2 4GT Tel: 0115 941 2255
Attenborough man Richard Oakes is embarking on a twelve day bike ride across the country from Lands End to John O’Groats. Age 53, Richard is the senior partner at Oakes Insurance Consultants in Long Eaton. He is joined by his friends Eddie Ingram aged 48 who lives in Dumfries and has similar cycling experience to Richard. Also joining them is John Crighton, although slightly older at 56 he has toured west Scotland so has some touring experience and will curb the exuberance of youth! Richard is raising money for another of our local air ambulance services the Derbyshire & Leicestershire Air Ambulance Service. Telephone or call in to Oakes Insurance 0115 973 3343 to donate by card or cash. Or go to http://www.justgiving.com/richardoakes and donate online.
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‘In the 1970s Liz Luddy first discovered a dress agency in Newark, loved the idea of selling nearly-new clothes and accessories at genuinly affordable prices and wanted to develop the idea into a stylish, guilt-free and enjoyable fashion experience. In 1993 Liz and her husband Tom, coming from a design background, were able to create Renaissance’s impressive interior with its welcoming atmosphere where carefully selected fashions and accessories are presented using colour co-ordination and extensive displays. Mindful that customers often experience difficulty in finding what they want in dress agencies, there are separate areas for women’s fashion, men’s fashion and younger fashion, within which are sections for designer labels, occasions wear, ‘extra’ fashion and even maternity wear. Variety and the highest of standards are the watchwords for Renaissance. Items selected are displayed in the shop for just eight weeks, which means, of course, that stock is changing on a daily basis. With the onset of the recession, a record amount of sellers is resulting in the best stock ever and featuring all the favourite labels such as Paul Smith, Hobbs, Jaeger, Karen Millen, Whistles, Ted Baker, Fat Face, Topshop, Zara. Radley, Kurt Geiger and many many more, all new or nearly new and in pristine condition! Check out the Renaissance website to find out more.’ Renaissance, 31 Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NG Telephone: 0115 922 0653 www.renaissancefashionagency.co.uk breezemagazine 17
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breeze spring into action Award winning Martial Arts school Paragon Black Belt Academy are opening a new partner school in the area. The new school will be located at Beeston Rylands Commuity Centre on Leyton Crescent. Paragon pride themselves on providing a well rounded martial art of Modern Karate & Kickboxing with a focus on developing character traits of Discipline, Focus, Confidence and Self Esteem (and more), along with development of technical skills and fitness. Suitable For Everyone With Paragon you can be sure you will be part of a quality program that provides training in Modern Karate and Kickboxing for all from the age of five years old. Parents will be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about the physical skills. “However you may be surprised to find we teach important life skills in the very core of the program along with skills in dealing with issues such as bullying. Adults don’t needto miss out, we provide classes for you too with a focus on Fitness and practical Self Defence skills you’ll soon be in great shape”. Separate classes are also available just for the ladies, great Fun, Fitness and female specific Self Protection are central to this program. It all starts in April on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd with free trials and open days. Go along and give it a go, meet the team and have a chat. Places will be limited so be sure to book yours by calling 0115 930 0090 today!
Alderman White School & Language College celebrates success: The DCFS has recently confirmed that Alderman White School & Language College, part of the White Hills Federation of schools, has achieved one of the highest CVA scores in the county. This score measures the progress that students make from the time they start at the school to the time they leave. The high score of 1018 puts Alderman White among the top 5 secondary schools in Nottinghamshire. Helen Redford, Head of School at Alderman White comments that “as a small school, we feel we can offer our students a greater level of care and support. Being part of the White Hills Park Federation of schools, we are also in a position to offer students a wider range of subjects in Key-Stage 4 .The federation sixth-form, Bramcote College, also has one of the highest CVA in the Broxtowe area indicating that our sixth-form students make very good progress”. Alderman White is also playing a lead-role locally in the introduction of the new manufacturing diploma. Last year the school received an ‘outstanding’ from OFSTED for its languages specialism, extended school provision and work with the wider community. The school is one of a few schools in the county where all Key Stage 4 students learn a foreign language and are therefore well-equipped for a more global future. The community-learning programme ranges from Martial Arts classes for primary pupils to ICT courses for adult learners, Mandarin classes for adult-learners and Family Italian. Alderman White School & Language College, Chilwell Lane, Beeston Nottingham NG9 3DU Telephone: 0115 917 0424. breezemagazine 19
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Stephenson College (Nottingham) has been providing high quality courses for Nottingham people for several years. The Centre was opened in 2007 by TV personality Tommy Walsh and is a great place to learn, with excellent facilities, equipment and experienced and helpful staff. They offer a range of training courses to suit everyone, from Apprenticeships to evening classes, for those that want to develop a new skill to higher level Foundation Degrees in Business and Construction Management. Working with a number of local companies and organisations including Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council, Mansfield District Council, Bolsover Council, Derby City Council, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire County Councils and North Midland Construction. They are totally student focused and here to help you succeed. Here’s a few examples of what the students say….. “The College has made me feel very welcome and is a great place to Learn” comments Paul Meek, Plumbing Technical Certificate. “I find the staff very helpful and supportive. The Classrooms and workshops are good, the IT facilities are excellent” says Gareth Stout, Carpentry & Joinery Level 2. “Stephenson College Nottingham is a great college with excellent staff and facilities. I would recommend them to anyone” Chris Moran, Plumbing Technical Certificate To find out more please call 0115 955 7670 ext 415 or email@example.com. Stephenson College, Oak House, 8 Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk
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Chimera games stores sell everything from traditional/latest release board games, to collectable card, war and roleplaying games. They also stock an extensive range of american comics, plus graphic novels and manga. Chimera provide and specialise in organised play for many games, including: Pokemon, YuGi-Oh!, Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons plus Warhammer and 40K. They run a variety of games every evening from 16:30-22:00. If you’re unsure how to play, just drop them a line and they’ll help you out. Special events run throughout the year, so keep your eye on their calendar for details of qualifier tournaments and exclusive game days. Chimera, for all your collectable needs, from the latest crazes to the classics. Visit Chimera at 105 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LH, Tel: 0115 922 9880 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.chimeraccg.co.uk It can be a difficult time, making important decisions about your child’s future. Will my daughter cope in a huge school? Will she disappear in large classes? There is a real alternative. Some parents have never even considered private education; maybe it is time for you to have a look at a school which helps girls develop their individual strengths and abilities. “Hollygirt School takes girls of all abilities, not just high fliers. Girls are assessed before they join, so that their educational needs can be met, wherever they are in terms of their ability. In 2009, 92% of Hollygirt girls achieved 5 or more GCSE A* - C grades (including Maths and English), compared to 47% in Nottinghamshire. However, our girls are not statistics. They all make excellent progress and we are proud of their achievements at whatever level. It is the unique environment of a girls’ school with small classes, where everyone knows each other and teachers have the time to get the best out of each child that really works. Everyone is stretched and girls with difficulties achieve more than they thought possible”. Entry to Hollygirt can be at any time, not just the start of a school year. Most new girls join without knowing other pupils, but soon make friends in the warm and homely atmosphere. The quality of care was rated as outstanding in the school’s last inspection in 2008. Go along to their next open day on Thursday 13th May with sessions at 11am and 2pm. If you can’t make it, call them to call in for a chat and a look around. Holygirt School, Elm Avenue, Nottingham NG3 1GF Tel: 0115 958 0596 www.hollygirt.co.uk breezemagazine 21
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Marcia Jones School of Dance has been est. in Beeston and outlining area for over 15 years, providing excellent dance tuition in many disciplines – Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Disco, Singing and Drama. From aspiring teenagers training to enter performance colleges to tots baby ballet and tap. Dance is an activity were children make new friends in a fun safe friendly environment, it is all available at Marcia’s. The Marcia Jones School continues to achieve excellent I.S.T.D grades for the pupil’s exam work with 100% pass rate and is continuing to go from strength to strength as a centre of excellence in Performing Arts. In the Theatre Royal Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Marcia’s pupils once again provided the ‘Ah Factor’, proving excellent ambassadors for the school. Previous productions at the Theatre Royal include ‘Annie’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Joseph’ and numerous Pantomime appearances. The School Dance show is once again to be held at the Royal Concert Hall – November 2010. Tickets on sale at the Concert Hall box office. Marcia Jones School of Dance, The Studio, Cyprus Avenue, Beeston. Tel: 0115 922 6499
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Young Rascals are a Day Nursery situated in Beeston, open fifty two weeks of the year. They accept child care vouchers from various providers and offer free funding places for all children aged between 3 and 4. Young Rascals provide weekly French lessons for the older children at no extra cost and help the children to enhance their awareness of the wider world through food tasting, various activities and writing to their ‘pen-pals’ in mid-European countries. When choosing a Day nursery it is important to find somewhere that provides a safe, Healthy and stimulating environment. Young Rascals provides all of these whilst encouraging and helping your child to understand the importance of friendships, self esteem, trust and confidence. OFSTED say: ‘’The commitment of the owner/manager to continually move forward to safeguard & promote children’s welfare is commendable. Children develop a positive awareness of themselves and their needs through the good role models of staff who consistently use praise and encouragement.’’ Young Rascals Day Nursery, 5 City Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LQ Tel: 0115 967 7951
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Over the past four and a half years Artworks has developed an impressive reputation for high quality picture framing and programmes of challenging classes and workshops in a variety of media ranging from beautiful book making to stained glass appliqué, stunning card making to silver smithing, drawing and painting to mixed media work. Whatever your art/craft interests Artworks provides something for everyone and, for the first time this Summer (during school holidays) there will be a craft programme for children. Please register your interest as soon as possible by ringing the shop or popping in. Exhibiting and or selling local artists’ work has become an important part of what Artworks is about. Drawn and painted pieces, photography, jewellery, metal work and woodwork can all be found on a regular basis at Artworks where affordable gifts are always in evidence. 86-88 Chilwell Road Beeston Telephone: 0115 922 3743 web: www.artworks-ltd.co.uk email: email@example.com
If you are interested in tennis, Attenborough Tennis Club offers you the opportunity to come and learn and practise in a unique picturesque environment. Starting Tuesday 13th April, Pay and Play sessions are for anyone from 18 years of age who is looking to get started, or to just help you find your way back to tennis. It also serves as a gateway to experience playing at the Club especially if you are looking to join. “Our experienced Club Coach can help you to progress your skills with coaching, drills and organised social play. Many players have developed into successful match players or just competent social players”. It's just £6 per person. There is no need to book a place, just turn up. Sessions take place from 6.30 - 8pm every Tuesday evening No need to book a place, just turn up. For more information or for membership, call Jan on 07791 941441 or visit www.jbtennis.co.uk
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100 NOT OUT Pioneering personalities from Nottinghamshire’s past, feature in ‘A Hundred Years Ago’, a new book which explores the earliest days of Girlguiding in the county.
ritten by local historian Rowena EdlinWhite, ‘A Hundred Years Ago’ adds another dimension to the activities currently underway in Nottinghamshire to celebrate the centenary of Girlguiding UK. ‘It would make a great memento for anyone connected with us during this special year,’ reflects Dee Miles, County Commissioner of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire. ‘The book shows what energy and drive these inspirational women must have had to establish Guiding in Nottinghamshire a century ago, a drive which is matched by the enthusiasm that so many girls and young women still have for Guiding today.’ Author Rowena – who confesses that, whilst she was certainly a Brownie in the 1950s, she never quite made it to Guides – was asked to write the book following her studies of Nottingham women of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She admits she was not surprised at encountering so many familiar names during her research for the new book. ‘Local women like Lady Maud Rolleston, who was one of Nottingham’s first women magistrates and Guide Commissioner for South-West Notts from 1928, crop up in all sorts of contexts,’ Rowena explains. ‘They were obviously the real movers and shakers of their day!’ Other key characters highlighted in the book include Agnes Maude Andrews, Superintendent of the YWCA Institute in 1905 and leader of the first Guide Company to be formed in Nottingham, Lady Sibell Pierrepont, who was County Commissioner from 1916, and the Duchess of Portland
Winifred Cavendish-Bentinck, who became the first County president in 1916 and held the post until her death in 1954. Many of the early Guides and Guiders have families still in the area: Minnie Trease, for example, who led the 11th Nottingham All Saints unit for over 30 years from 1917 and who has a plaque in the local church commemorating her long service, has descendants who continue to run the family business - Weavers Wine & Spirit Merchants - in Nottingham today. The book looks at Guiding’s first 21 years in Nottinghamshire and Rowena’s researches have untangled some of the mystery surrounding the formation of the county’s very first Guide company. This was ‘almost certainly’ started at the YWCA Institute in Long Row in 1911, and early photographs, documents and newspaper cuttings show that the movement quickly flourished across the county. Anyone with more recollections or souvenirs of pre-war Guiding is invited to contact the archive office at Girlguiding Nottinghamshire headquarters in Carlton. ‘A Hundred Years Ago: The Beginnings of Girl Guiding in Nottinghamshire’ by Rowena Edlin-White is published by Smallprint for Girlguiding Nottinghamshire with assistance from the Jessie Spencer Trust. Copies (£5) are available from local booksellers, through www.nottinghambooks.co.uk or by contacting Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, 16-18 Burton Road, Carlton NG4 3DF Telephone 0115 987 7220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For details on Girlguiding opportunities within Nottinghamshire today, visit www.girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk
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From her late teens Kim has always struggled to control her weight. For many years she has tried every diet on the market, only to result in yo-yo dieting and ending up putting more weight than when she started. Realising that for her health’s sake she had to do something about it. Kim joined a local slimming club and set about on her journey that would change her life for ever in more ways than one. Not only did Kim start to lose weight but she decided to become a weight loss consultant. She took to this role like a duck to water and soon became very successful as a weight loss consultant. In 2009 Kim decided she wanted more than being a weight loss consultant, she wanted to learn more about food, nutrition and healthy eating, and further more to run her own healthy eating and weight loss business. Kim knows all to well about the practicalities of running her own business as she is already owns a successful mobile hairdressing business. She studied very hard on a diet and nutrition course to become a Nutrition Advisor, and in February 2010 all the hard work paid off as she became a fully qualified Nutrition Advisor. So with experience and qualifications in place Kim has started her new weight loss and healthy eating classes called ‘The Health Weigh’ which start on Tuesday April 13th at Chilwell Memorial Hall. There will be three classes every Tuesday 9.30-11am 12.30-2pm and 5.30-7pm Kim says “I am very excited about this new venture, I feel very passionate about helping people with weight problems, and with obesity hitting an all time high I feel that there is a lot of people out there that need my help. After all, I know how difficult it is to lose weight and to keep it off. Most people need motivation and a lot of support and they will certainly get that from me. I also remember how difficult it was to be able to afford slimming classes each week, especially in today’s financial climate so at £2.50 per week with no joining fee, I think everyone will agree its a very reasonable and affordable price. Why not join Kim at her class or telephone 07792 314 869 for more details
Charlotte Kenyon is a twenty-three year old mobile beauty and holistic therapist from Long Eaton, Nottingham. She has been in the industry for six years and has worked in salons and progressed to be manager. “I am now ready for a change and a challenge!” explains Charlotte. Having qualified in NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy and with a VTCT Holistic Diploma means Charlotte is able to perform facials, massage, and reflexology, make up application, waxing, lash and brow tinting, electrolysis, manicures and pedicures. The products used are Calgel natural nail overlays and Nailtiques therapeutic nail and foot care products. “I also use Neal’s Yard Remedies facial products and I am the main consultant and practitioner in the Midlands”. “I am also an experienced make-up artist, so if you have a special occasion, why not give me a call? I do wedding make up, including bridesmaids and mothers. This will include a trial session so you can be confident you will look wonderful. I am professional and affordable with you as a client always being the focus of my attention. My treatments are specially designed to suit your needs and requirements”. Charlotte will bring all the correct equipment and products needed to your home, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. Why not spoil yourself and book a treatment? Call Charlotte on 07977 244 717 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil was born in Nottingham and has lived in the Derby/Nottingham area all his life. He is a proud husband and father of two lovely young boys. Phil started his working life at Plessey as an apprentice and qualified as an Electronics and Telecommunications engineer. He then moved into the IT industry, and has been working for the last twenty years for numerous small and large organisations including Nottinghamshire County Council, Volvo and Bombardier. He has also fully qualified as a Novell and Microsoft Engineer with numerous certifications. “I’ve always been regarded by my family and friends as a bit of a ‘Whizz Kid’ and I am always being asked to setup their TV’s, VCR’s, printers, computers, internet, in fact - pretty much anything with a plug on or batteries! So I decided, why not turn my skills and experience into a full-time business of my own”. Phil wishes to establish and grow a local, friendly and honest business, sharing his expertise with new customers at a fair and reasonable price. He believes it is important that his new business also tries to cater for the elderly and local student population and offers a generous 10% discount. “I want to help anybody having problems with any piece of technical equipment in their home. Typically, this could be a problem with their computer or they need help installing and setting up a new piece of electronic equipment they have recently purchased i.e. HD/TV, Wi-Fi, PVR, Freeview, Freesat, DVD, Blu-Ray, Sky, Virgin etc How often do you hear someone say that they hate so many messy wires everywhere and they can’t work out where they all go? Or they have read the instructions and are still totally confused. Listening to my customers needs, being patient and able to communicate with them at their level of technical understanding are my key strengths. It is important not to blind anybody with science and technical jargon”! If you would like the expertise of a ‘Whizz Kid’ or need some advice call Phil on 07595 263 878
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THE MONTH AHEAD
By ANNE HARBOUR Dip.Hyp. HPD. MNCH - Clinical Hypnotherapist HPD. Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH) Telephone: 07845 405835 ARIES [21st March-20th April] With a busy month in front of you and a positive outlook on life in general, April produces some welcoming changes which most of you feel are long overdue. Putting thoughts and ideas into action, mid month becomes quite exciting, with a view of a more contented life in the future. You visit places dear, with many memories held tight. No longer do you make yourself available to those who take advantage. Instead you find the means to healing some area of your life, which has been neglected.
CANCER [22ND June-21st July]
LIBRA [22ND September-21st October]
CAPRICORN [22ND December-21st January]
One minute your on top of the world next you feel as if you have no energy. On realising the cause you quickly correct matters putting your newfound energy into helping others in a more controlled manner. With your confidence getting a boost you soon realise your potential and get things moving quickly into the direction of which you wish to go. Treating yourself to that something special gives you the incentive to make the most of long awaited opportunities. Finances get a boost end of the month.
Love in the air April becomes memorable for many. With lots to do and little time to achieve your goals you take the first part of the month one day at a time. After then you feel much more content that matters outside the home are dealt with correctly. Putting yourself in somebody elseâ€™s shoes saves the day when another canâ€™t be bothered. Money owing is likely to be paid back sooner rather than later. Mislaying of important documents likely when occupied with friends or family for the evening.
Romantic moments and making up for lost time gives you that boost needed to revive what you thought had been lost. Taking life in your stride helps a person come to terms with saying goodbye to another. With an outlook on changing direction regarding work you make sure you would miss out on nothing should the changes take place sooner rather than later. Having more energy and the confidence to go ahead regarding certain ideas for the home you enjoy long enthusiastic discussions.
TAURUS [21ST April-21st May] After being put through the mill with emotions recently you take advice from a loved one putting the past behind you but making sure you miss out on nothing to which you are entitled. With plenty of places to visit and people to meet the month in front of you supplies you with some pleasant and positive opportunities to get into gear regarding unfinished business. Taking some time out for yourself assists in helping you get back to normal as well as looking forward to a more happy and relaxed month
LEO [22nd July-21st August] At some stage during April and after a busy week or so you are able to sit back and take stock of all that has been achieved. Listening to no one you go your own way in one respect taking on new and exciting challenges. Any decisions regarding the home are made with loved ones in mind bringing an end to one solution. Getting rid of the old and bringing in the new brings satisfaction all round. Family matters become important when a younger member of the family makes firm changes in their life.
GEMINI [22nd May-21st June] Solving one problem gets under way and by discovering the source has one or two people in fits of laughter. Romance and travelling go together and bring many a happy hour especially when diverted to another place at another time. Any unresolved issues are dealt with, easing unnecessary tension outside of the home. Having been hurt in the past you have no intention of a repeat performance therefore do not give in to temptation. Strong and enthusiastic you succeed where others have failed to deliver.
VIRGO [22ND August-21st September] Accepting and letting go becomes the key to a happy outcome. Feeling more yourself and settled over small matters of concern to you, you adapt to a different approach with those who surround you, giving nothing away. Standing your ground and giving support to another goes down well with a person outside the home. Loved ones are full of pleasant surprises and are happy to go along with new and bright ideas concerning the home. A family get together becomes the topic of much conversation.
SCORPIO [22ND October-21st November] Facing up to certain situations and releasing any emotional ties helps you move on in a positive and fulfilling way. You become more aware of what the future holds for you long term and are happy to go along with a friendâ€™s point of view. By taking up invitations to travel you succeed in putting together a plan of action which propels you further into achieving certain goals by the end if the year. Needing a break of some kind you stay where you feel comfortable rekindling one particular friendship.
SAGITTARIUS [22nd November-21st December] You discover April to be a month where you can make certain changes within your personal and working life. Mid month and after seeing the extent of some ones behaviour you change tactics, giving then an insight into what you are not prepared to deal with anymore. By supporting those you love and closing ranks you become much stronger and focused on what is important not only in your life but those around you. Happy and content with the way the month has ended you enjoy time with family.
AQUARIUS [22nd January21st February] Busy as ever and with hardly any time to spare during April you organise the first week in which you are able to visit family and friends. Any tension mounting from overwork is soon recognised and dealt with quickly with beneficial gains following. Creative abilities come to light when invited to an evening out to visit loyal friends. Standing your ground over a sensitive matter you feel better when giving your point of view, clearing any misunderstandings up. End of month its feet up and relax at last.
PISCES [22ND February-20th March] Taking stock of all what you have done recently puts light to how much you have achieved over the last few weeks or months. Giving yourself a pat on the back you make plans for a well-earned break. Family matters become important around the 24th to the 26th when news arrives of a birth, marriage or a long awaited homecoming. Making sure important documents are checked and kept up to date takes a little time but well worth the effort. Happy to help out you make new and lasting friends.
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SPRING SUNSHINE If you're not going away this year, you might like to introduce an exotic corner to your patio.
road-leaved cannas, hostas, deep orange dahlias, fiery crocosmias and tender bulbs such as gloriosa will all add heat to the scene, while plants of architectural interest such as Fatsia japonica, palms, cordyline and phormium can all add to that tropical feel. Put sun-loving palms and succulents in the hottest spots, and position shade-tolerant plants, such as hostas, beneath the canopies of large-leaved plants. It will be too late now to grow your tropical specimens from scratch, but you'll be able to find them in garden centres and nurseries. Remember, though, that some of your plants such as cannas and bananas are tender and will need extra care to overwinter them. Tropical styles tend to look best in urban situations and work well with modern furniture and accessories. Remember, with exotic schemes the emphasis is on the bold plants, not the pots. So don't use elaborate, brightly-coloured pots for an exotic effect, and avoid anything green in the background, such as a lawn, so that all
the leaves are clearly visible. Good backdrops include: Trachycarpus wagnerianus, a neater version of the Chusan palm ('T. fortunei'), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy sight; or Chamaerops humilis, a slow-growing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas. Tropical scenes need careful, sparing use of really vibrant colour. Red hot pokers (Kniphofia), ginger lilies (Hedychium) and cannas can provide this. Good varieties include 'C. striata', which has 45cm (18in) paddle-shaped, green and yellow striped leaves and produces sizzling orange flowers in midsummer. The rich orange flowers and variegated leaves of 'C. pretoria' create an exotic feel and another good choice is 'C. president', which produces scarlet blooms, or the golden yellow 'King Midas'. Cannas need loads of humus in the soil and do well in large pots in a sheltered, sunny spot. Alternatively, go for small pots of sizzling scarlet geraniums placed in front of the larger foliage plants.
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Vibrant ornamental grasses can also be used in tropical schemes such as Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', which makes a clump of bright green leaves whose tips turn blood red and then the rest of the leaves follow suit, reddening almost to the base. Fluffy silvery-white flowers appear late in the summer. This one needs fertile, moist soil rich in humus and should be placed in full sun or part shade. You'll need to mulch it in winter if it is to survive. Try to keep each pot reasonably simple, giving stand-alone space to foliage specimens such as hostas and palms. Place your architectural plants such as cannas, cordylines or phormiums in the middle of the pot and fill the gaps in front with smaller flowering plants to complement. Then, on those hot summer days when you're sitting on your patio, you'll feel like you could be a million miles away.
Best of the bunch - Lupin No mixed border should be without lupins, with their impressive spires of flowers in a variety of colours. There are many varieties of Russell Hybrids - tall ones to stick towards the back of the border, or smaller types to be used as fillers. They are easy to grow from seed and will thrive in sun or partial shade, flowering in June, but protect young plants from slugs, which love them. The bigger types will need staking in exposed gardens in rich soil. Deadhead them once they have flowered to encourage a second flush of flowers. Lupins have a relatively short flowering period, so plant the tall ones at the back of the border with Japanese anemones to hide the fading foliage. Smaller varieties, such as 'Gallery Series', can be planted between shrubs and evergreen ground cover. Good tall varieties include the Band of Nobles series, while if you want a dwarf variety look out for 'Gallery Series' and 'Lulu', both of which are a mixture of colours.
Good enough to eat - Keep peas pestfree If your peas are in flower now, they are at risk from pea moth, which lays its eggs on pea flowers in June and July. You won't notice them until you open the pods to start shelling your peas and find that one or more of them have been attacked by a small white grub, which is usually still inside the pod. To avoid pea moth, make early sowings of peas which flower in May and early June, or later sowings which flower after July. Alternatively, grow mangetout, which is picked before the peas have developed. Pea and bean weevils can also be a problem earlier on in spring, nibbling notches out of young leaves, however they don't generally cause serious harm and will not need controlling. If you have gaps in your rows of peas it may be due to mice. Start peas off in pots or sow extra seeds to fill the gaps later.
PROMOTING PEACE OF MIND Local garage Jim Steel on Station Road in Beeston has taken another step to show their commitment to giving you the best...
otor Codes Ltd was established by the Motor Industry to act as the self regulatory body for the automotive sector and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Motor Codes is responsible for operating three automotive codes, the Motor Industry Code of Practice for New Cars and the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair and the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Vehicle Warranty Products.
All of which you can be assured you are getting when you visit Jim Steel Garages. They have recently become a member of Motor Codes Ltd in addition to their already accomplished set of credentials. By displaying the logo Jim Steel Garages are giving you peace of mind and commitment to good service. The Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair has received high-profile approval from government and key industry bodies. Trade associations, including the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) and the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) have all joined together, alongside Consumer Minister Kevin Brennan, to give their approval to the Code. Developed and launched in response to consumer concerns over pricing, quality of work and customer service, the Code safeguards consumer interests by helping them to identify responsible garages. It also helps encourage the service and repair sector
to maintain a high standard of customer service. Kevin Brennan, minister for consumer affairs, said, "The trade associations coming together in support of the Code is testament to the fact that this is a robust code of practice that not only protects consumers, but also offers an opportunity for the industry to take control of its own reputation and future. Kevin Steel comments, "The Motor Industry Code of Practice is an excellent scheme. It shows our customers we are not only technically capable, but also that we will deal with them on a professional manner. It has provided us with a consistent approach to each customer and being fully independent, they know there is no commercial interest behind what we have to tell them." JIm Steel Garages 135 Station Road, Beeston NG9 2AZ Tel: 0115 922 7805 Also at: Swinstead Close Bilborough NG8 3JG
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Appletree Joinery would like to offer a big thank you to all the customers in and around Beeston that have supported them through their first year in business. It has certainly been an eventful year and an enjoyable one. In which they have fitted numerous kitchens, hung doors and garden gates, fitted laminate floors and metres of skirting board. Remember no job is too small for Appletree Joinery, they are happy to price for one shelf, to easing a creaking door, or putting up flat packed furniture. With fifteen years joinery experience no job is beyond their capabilities and they offer a free design and quote service.
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Your local expert provides help for all your computer problems. Torus Computer Services have been advertising in your Breeze magazine for over four years. During that time they have used their expert knowledge to solve all types of computer and internet problems resulting in hundreds of satisfied customers in your local area. Rob Underwood of Torus Computer Services says “I am a Microsoft® Certified Professional PC and Internet troubleshooter with over 35 years experience working with computers and software”. Maybe your PC or laptop is running slowly, you may think you have a virus or you want to connect to the internet and set up a wireless router. Perhaps you just need some training on a new laptop or advice on a replacement. You can phone Rob and if needed he will come to your home or business and provide a fast, friendly, and comprehensive service at a competitive price.
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Father and son team Poplar Tree Services know all about what’s important to their customers when it comes to providing a professional tree felling service, “It’s not about just lopping bits off the tree.” says Dave Coupe from Breaston, father of the father and son team, “It’s about working with our clients to ensure we arrive at what’s best for the tree and the surrounding habitat. We always do our best to reassure our clients that we will leave their property as we found it. After all many properties have buildings such as sheds, greenhouses and conservatories, and we really do appreciate how much time, effort and investment people put into their homes. People are understandably proud of their homes. We talk to our clients about what changes they will expect once the work is done, and how their environment will be improved.” Dave doesn’t deny that being a professional Arborist can be a dangerous job, not to mention tricky and physically demanding. But he is adamant that the rewards far outweigh the dangers. “I left the army after 24 years of service,” he told us, “but knew a desk job wasn’t for me and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to train at the Broomfield Agricultural College as well as Kingswood Arborist Training centre in Kent, before starting up in business doing something I love. Its fascinating work and every day brings a new challenge. As a professional arborist I am always learning something new, and get to work every day outside in the fresh air looking after people’s trees – what could be more rewarding than that?”
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Each month we feature whats on in YOUR area and bring you upto date with the latest achievements and events of local people and groups. Why not send us your information - if you are a non-profit making organisation and you or your group have achieved something you’d like to share with our thousands of readers in our area or you’d like to let readers know about an event your group is holding, then send your information to: NOTICEBOARD, Breeze Magazine, 156C High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LN or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pot N Kettle in Beeston are holding a massive two week Easter Charity Event 10% of all sales taken throughout the Easter Holidays upto the 11th April will be donated to the NSPCC, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children a charity campaigning and working in child protection and The Behcets Syndrome Society - a charity to help much needed research of a chronic condition caused by disturbances in the body’s immune system. As well as Pottery painting they will be offering charity face painting on some days, a free competition to win a large pottery bunny to paint, a prize draw to win an Easter hamper, Easter cakes will be on sale and a free chocolate egg for all children painting. No need to book, please join in the fun and help them raise as much money as possible for these two deserving charities! 115 High Road, Beeston Telephone: 0115 922 8029
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On Saturday 24th April Beeston and Toton Sycamore Cricket Club will be holding a charity club day at the Manor ground in Toton and then moving on for evening refreshments in The Manor Bar & Restaurant. The day’s events will be starting around 12.30pm. The cricket being played will be a Twenty-20 tournament between all club members in attendance and during the day we will also be raising money for the St Giles Hospice in Lichfield. The St Giles Hospice provided excellent care during the illness of long time club member Pete Gawthorpe’s father, John, as well as providing a lot of support for his mother, Colleen. Pete along with wife Ruth, son Tom and many friends and family are undertaking a two-week sponsored trek along the Wainwright Coast-to-Coast walk. The youngest member of the walking partly will be 9 month old Evie Marples (in her dads’ rucksack!); the eldest being Colleen and of course a lady’s age is never mentioned. This walk is 192 miles (or possibly as far as 220 miles!) along a mostly unsignposted long distance footpath in Northern England. It was devised by Alfred Wainwright and passes through three National Parks – the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. It extends from the Irish Sea at St Bees to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay. Anybody who would like to support this tremendous cause can do so by either coming to the club day on 24th April or by going to the following JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/John-Gawthorpe Pete and Ruth will also be keeping an up to date blog during the walk.
Wednesday, 21st April 7.30 pm Kiev Singers are in concert at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston. Levgen Safronchyk (tenor), Larysa Deordieva (organ/piano) and Olga Marchenko (soprano and bandura). Ukrainian and European Church Music and Folk Songs Tickets £5 (£4 in advance), Student/Child £2 are available from the church office - 0115 9431164 Saturday, May 1st 4.30 pm ‘Handful of Henna’ performed by Rasa Theatre at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston is for everyone aged 7+. Tickets £4.50, Group of 10 £4.00 each, are available from the church office - 0115 9431164.
Over 200 jars of delicious, homemade produce including jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles and chutneys will be on sale in aid of All Saints’ Church, Sawley at a Spring Craft Fair to be held on Saturday 17th April in Attenborough Village Hall, between 10.00am and midday. In addition, the ladies of the Attenborough Sewing Circle will have an abundance of high quality cushions and items of household linen such as aprons, oven gloves, tea cosies and shopping bags all expertly made in aid of St. Mary’s Church, Attenborough. A total of twenty local craft stalls will be present including handmade cards, jewellery, knitted toys, cakes, pottery, painting, plants, walking sticks and more! Admission is 20p and there will be refreshments available to purchase throughout the morning. So, whether you’re looking for something for yourself or a special gift, this really promises to be an event not to be missed.
Beeston's own Hope Community Gospel Choir is performing on Friday 23rd April, 7:30pm, at the Chilwell Road Methodists' church in aid of the Parish Pantry. The choir has been running for over two years and is made up of local people - anyone is welcome to sing with them. The Parish Pantry is a local initiative which supports homeless people in Beeston and Chilwell. The gig will be a lively and entertaining evening of contemporary and trad. gospel music, suitable for all ages. Tickets can be reserved online at www.hcgconline.com and will be available from the Methodist Church, £6 for adults, £4 for under-16s. Go along, have a great night out and when you've heard them sing, join them, every Wednesday at the Pearson Centre!
The Nottingham & Notts branch of the RSPCA will be holding its 38th annual Sponsored Dog Walk, Dog Show and Fun Day on Sunday, 23rd May, at Wollaton Park from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The branch is looking to top last year’s amazing event that raised over £12,000 for the charity – despite torrential rain showers. Come and join us for pooches, people and fun! St Mary’s Church, Attenborough has another programme of If you’re a Prayer Walks for 2010. The aim of the walks is to allow the dog owner, beauty of our surroundings on the Attenborough Nature please £715 was raised for the Rainbow Children's Hospice Reserve to help in prayer. The first walk will be on support the after a good result with a ‘Grease’ fundraiser Saturday 17th April. Each walk lasts for about an hour RSPCA by organised in part by Penny Johnstone. and a quarter and begins with a short introduction in church taking part in Hiring the cinema at Long Eaton, the group charged before they set off around the Nature Reserve. On the return, the sponsored everyone £12 a ticket, which covered the cinema hire, tea and coffee will be available in the church vestry (take a walk. Walk lucky ticket draw and a drink after the film. They also picnic if you want to stay a little longer). with your dog laid on lasagne and french bread afterwards so it was For a full list of dates or more information contact on your own a great social event as well. They also ran a raffle David Bignell or or with which contributed to the total raised. Email: email@example.com friends – it’s not a race so take The cinema at Long Eaton has just been refurbished Tel. 0115 925 0060 your time. You could win an and makes an ideal venue for an event like this says RSPCA trophy if you raise the the group. In February they ‘did’ Mama Mia and most sponsorship money in your category (adult, raised sponsorship from local shops as well which meant they were able to give Treetops junior or group). Trophies will also be awarded Hospice £1120. for second and third places. Just call the “We all had loads of fun dressing up for both films, and we sang along and danced in the branch on 0115 978 4965 today for full aisles to the superb scores - a good time was had by all!” details of the walk and to get your sponsor This is a great venue for an event like this - any group of people could run something like it form. - just needs someone with a bit of get-up-and-go to co-ordinate it!
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