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An exclusive interview with The Stranglers, performing in Folkestone Local artwork from Johnny Cotter Gallery What’s On in our area in February and March

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Editors Letter Dear Neighbours,

Welcome to the latest edition of the Folkestone Handbook; and we hope 2013 is proving to be a good year for you so far… In this edition, we hear about the fantastic Light Festival due to take place in Cheriton this February, organised by Strange Cargo, as well as visiting the work of Johnny Cotter’s Gallery, in Folkestone – if you’re looking to brighten up your home, his newest project really is one for you! Please do have a read. Lastly, we can’t fail to mention an exclusive interview with the Stranglers that we were lucky enough to have the chance to conduct, who will be performing at the Leas Cliff Hall in March. Look out for our new writer Hannah O’Donnell, who has done a fantastic job with

the interview, and we’re delighted to welcome her to the handbook as a regular writer. Please remember to let us know what you have planned in 2013. You can submit details of any local events you’re involved in at www.eastkenthandbooks.com, read the latest news, and book adverts all via the site. We hope you continue to enjoy the handbook. As ever, as our local community magazine, we are always delighted to hear of local positive news and events that we can help you to spread the word about. Please do continue to get in touch with any thoughts, comments or ideas for the coming editions. With kindest regards,

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Cheriton Light Festival By Hannah O’Donnell able to take part ten years ago. We were taught how to make paper lanterns of our own; and my class made fish lanterns before walking to the beach to watch a projection and bonfire. It was a long time ago, so the memories are more feelings than direct memories; the feelings of accomplishing something with a team, fun and community.

Look to your February calendars ladies and gentlemen, because Strange Cargo are looking to light up the 23rd and 24th by delivering a weekend long Light Festival in Cheriton! With the help of local people, Strange Cargo strive to ‘reclaim the streets’ by hosting a series of installations on the Saturday night (4pm – 9pm) and a light parade on the Sunday (5:30pm – 7:30pm). Local traders will also remain open and residents in Cheriton have also been asked to take part in a piece; but rather than spoil the surprise I’m just going to urge you to take a trip to Cheriton High Street and see for yourself. With fifteen years’ experience behind them, Strange Cargo is excited about this Cheriton Light Festival as the first of an event they wish to do annually. A special event perfect for the whole family and something so far unseen in this locality, there are to be large and small scale artworks; including a beautiful light projection from international artist Ross Ashton onto All Souls Church, a giant automaton Firefly P8

created by Andrew Baldwin, as well as an animation from Greg Stobbs on the Saturday, followed by the light parade and bonfire on the Sunday. Everyone is invited to come along for this wonderful (and free) event along a completely pedestrianized high street. And from someone who has been involved with a Strange Cargo event before, I’m recommend you attend.

True to their roots as a garrison town, Strange Cargo have partnered with Step Short, a WWI programme, in creating an emotive piece of art involving a visitors book from The Harbour Canteen for the Cheriton Light festival. The Canteen served refreshments to soldiers on their way to France to fight, and along with the artists previously stated, and smaller scale projects; this moving piece is another reason the Cheriton Light Festival is something you can’t miss.

Strange Cargo own a factory building in Cheriton which they use as a workshop and gallery, as well as offices above the Georges House Gallery at the top of the Old High street, in Folkestone, which they run to support local artists. But with the help of the Arts Council Funding in 2010, they were able to kick start a project called Cheriton Artland, ‘creating a greater cultural offering to the residents’ and will continue to do so with the help of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Cheriton Light Festival is the perfect opportunity for people to get their own slice culture, getting involved and supporting their local community. Strange Cargo also works with local schools for many of their events, which is how I was Please mention “The Handbook” when responding to adverts


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Johnny Cotter Gone are the days of mediocre and mundane kitchens. Light and art are kicking down your kitchen doors and making themselves at home with the help of Johnny Cotter and his gallery. But if you think this art is just for hanging on the wall you are mistaken. The Johnny Cotter Gallery have brought out splash backs to be made to your requests. They range in price depending on size; and are splash, grease and water proof and can be cleaned as per a normal splash back. But what makes these splash backs so unique is each one is different, so that no two customers will have the same. Made to order, each one either takes inspiration from a piece of Johnny’s existing art or he creates something totally new for you after a short consultation to get a feel for what it is the client likes. Then several mock ups are made for approval before going into production.

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And should you visit the gallery and choose a piece of existing art and fall in love with it, as you undoubtedly would, and then ask for it to be transferred into a splash back, even then Johnny promises to change it slightly so that yours is still a unique splash back. ‘I will always endeavour to do this, as the fact that yours has been made especially for you means it’s far more personal,’ says Johnny Cotter.

However with the interest that is pouring in, Johnny understands the challenge he’s created for himself. It takes a week longer than his other pieces as it has to go through a different process before the foil backing is put on to protect the image. But each one is well worth the wait and a perfect way to bring colour into your kitchen.

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Medical Herbalism Demystified If I wasn’t a Medical Herbalist I’d be really confused about the difference between a Medical Herbalist and someone who knows lots about herbs. Many people know about the healing properties of herbs and how to use them for simple, self limiting complaints. Some GPs, pharmacists, health food shop assistants, gardeners, amateur experts, avid readers and those who have undertaken short term study all might have a sound understanding of herbs and their individual actions in the body. Most people with a knowledge of herbs can tell you that Echinacea is good for helping the immune system deal with colds, that Elderflowers are anti-catarrhal and therefore help with hayfever and the sniffles, and that Garlic has a reputation for helping just about everything! It’s pretty common knowledge among many that Sage is used to rub on stings, that thyme tea might help coughs and chamomile is calming and restoring to the digestive system. I myself hold workshops to make sure we all know what herbs to pick from the wild,

our gardens and the kitchen to use for simple, self limiting complaints. Amongst other things, we make ointments together, comfrey and marigold for healing, and we learn how to knock up rosehip syrup to make sure you get lots of vitamin C throughout the winter months. So; why the need for a Medical Herbalist? Well, I’m all for people using ‘herbal first aid’ and trying infusions and single tinctures to see if that might help. In fact, if I think that’s all that’s necessary I’m likely to suggest you try it before booking an appointment. However, herbal medicine really comes into its own for more complex, long standing and difficult conditions. What makes a qualified Medical Herbalist different then? We study for 4 years, and have a Batchelor of Science degree. It is compulsory to undertake 150 hours supervised clinical training and be able to assess the patient medically as well as holistically. A medical herbalist is permitted by law to ‘diagnose’ in the same way as a GP (reflecting our level of training). It’s unlikely many of us do though, as our

approach to treatment is very different, and the diagnosis is not always central to us, what’s more important is how the person came to develop the illness in the first place. Nonetheless, it’s vital to have the medical knowledge, as primary health care professionals we need to be able to spot any danger signs of serious undiagnosed conditions and refer on where necessary. Lynda Jones BSc (Hons) Medical Herbalist

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What’s On Sunday 2nd February Folkestone United Reformed Church Coffee Concert: The Bill Barnacle/ Jimmy Tagford Jazz Band Admission £5 at the door (children free) Tuesday 5th February Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX Hythe Film Society “MY WEEK WITH MARILYN” 2011, 99 mins, Dir: Simon Curtis starts 7.00pm Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson. Featuring an award-winning all-star cast and based on the diaries of Colin Clark, the film captures a love affair with the world’s most famous woman, Marilyn Monroe. Saturday 9th Febraury Folkestone United Reformed Church A day celebrating the life and work of Samuel Plimsoll

Tuesday 19th February Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX Saturday 23rd Febraury Table Top Sale at Lympne Village Hall Pre-booked tables £6.00 or £8.00 on the day. To book a table please phone 07975 584608. Refreshments provided by the Village Hall Committee. Ample Free Parking. Come early to avoid disappointment. Starts 11.00am Registered Charity No. 277548 Cheriton Artland: Light Festival at Folkestone Over two nights on 23rd and 24th February the south east Kent town of Cheriton will become the must see destination, where a programme of new artworks will be displayed in the centre of the town for everyone to experience and enjoy. International artists will be working with Strange Cargo to deliver this event, including Ross Ashton, Tine Bech, Andrew Baldwin and Greg Stobbs to name just a few. Sunday 24th February

3.00pm A service in St. Martin’s, Horn Street where Samuel Plimsoll is buried. 7.30pm Under the Chairmanship of Mr Roger Joyce, a Victorian Music Hall given in honour of S.Plimsoll Esq. in Folkestone United Reformed Church (the former Radnor Park Congregational Church where Samuel Plimsoll worshipped at the end of his life.) Admission to the entertainment is free, with a Retiring Collection to be shared between the RNLI and the Kent Merchant Navy Association

Indoor Boot Fair at Capel-Le-Ferne Village Hall Large variety of stalls. Refreshments Disabled Access Entry by donation to village hall funds. Starts 8.00am Telephone: 01303 259120. Visit our website for further information www.capel-ferne.org or email capelfarmers market@yahoo.co.uk Tuesday 26th February Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market

Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market

10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access.

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Monday 28th February Folkestone Decorative & Fine Arts Society (FDAFS) “The Genius of Robert Adam” by Janusz Karczewski-Slowikowski. This lecture will examine neo- classical furniture in the context of the grand houses and rooms for which it was intended, focussing on the interpretation of Adam’s designs by celebrated cabinet makers in order to create a “charming harmony” with his interiors. Meetings are held at The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe. Visitors are welcome at £5, refundable on joining. Info at email: folkestone@nadfaskentarea.org.uk Tel: 01303 239530 Website:www.nadfaskentarea.org.uk Saturday 2nd March Folkestone United Reformed Church Rehearsal 10am - 4.30pm Concert at 7.30pm Come and sing in the Chorus, or listen to, a concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” Singers need to enrol beforehand; Audience £8 at the door (Children £1) Chalkfoot Theatre presents: The Prisoner of Zenda at the Tower Theatre Chalkfoot’s spring tour is an adaptation of the world-famous novel by Anthony Hope, first published in 1894. Chalkfoot audiences can expect the usual thrilling ensemble performance with a strong element of tongue-incheek fun. Tickets £9. Starts 7.30pm Tuesday 5th March

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. Tuesday 12th March Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX Tuesday 19th March Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX

Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX Hythe Film Society “THE THIRD MAN” 1949. 104 mins.Dir: Carol Reed. Stars: Orson Wells, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard. Starts 7.00pm To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail: info@eastkenthandbooks.com

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What’s On (Cont...) Tuesday 26th March Capel-le-Ferne Farmers Market 10.00am-12.30pm. Award winning Farmers Market selling local produce - all the essentials and much more - an average of 20 stalls every week. Refreshments & Disabled Access. For more information email: capelfarmersmarket@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 01303 245399. Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7LX Sunday 31st March Indoor Boot Fair at Capel-Le-Ferne Village Hall Large variety of stalls. Refreshments Disabled Access Entry by donation to village hall funds. Starts 8.00am Telephone: 01303 259120 for bookings. Visit our website for further information www.capel-ferne.org or email capelfarmers market@yahoo.co.uk Saturday 9th February 2013 PTFA Indoor Boot Fair 10.00am to 12.00pm Hythe Bay Church of England School Hall Entrance 50p per adult.

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Friday 1st March 2013 PTFA Quiz Night 7.30pm Hythe Bay Church of England School Hall £3.00 per person, teams of up to six Bring your own drinks and nibbles On Sundays Children’s Jewellery Making Workshops Each Workshop Features:

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One to one, step-by-step tutorials on how to make a piece of jewellery Access to an array of jewellery making equipment and materials Each child will walk away a completely unique, self-made piece of jewellery; made by their own hand! Each session will last 40 minutes, and the price includes equipment and jewellerymaking tutor especially trained for children.

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Elham Valley Twinning Association (EVTA)

A friendly support and social group for people with arthritis which meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 10am to 12pm in the United Reformed Church, Hythe.

Did you know that villages in the Elham Valley are twinned with six villages in the famous wine-growing Beaujolais region in south-eastern France? EVTA members enjoy annual exchange visits with our French twins, alternating between the two countries. In addition, there is a lively social programme of events throughout the year, usually with a French flavour. Visit us at www.evta.org.uk for more details or call 01303 840367

01303 266673

Art & Creative Classes Informal classes for the arts, yoga and theatre in Marine Walk Street, Hythe. www.whitehorsestudio.co.uk mail@thewhitehorsestudio.co.uk 01303 239625 / 01303 812242

Exercise through Movement and Dance Classes

Badminton

Monday evenings, 7.15pm – 8.15pm, at Salvation Army Hall, Hythe. £3 per night. 01303 892946

Castle Badminton Club meets on a Tuesday evening between 8pm and 10pm at Saltwood Village Hall.

Folkestone and District Family History Society

01303 237968 (John Dennis)

First Thursday of the month, 7pm, at Radnor Park Community Centre, Folkestone. www.folkfhs.org.uk, Contact: The Chairman Alan F. Taylor on 01303 252567.

Bell Ringers Bell ringers needed, full training given. 01303 230433 (Cleo)

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Folkestone Big Band Appreciation Society

10am to 12.30pm every Tuesday in Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall.

Meet every 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 2 to 4 pm. A warm welcome awaits like-minded enthusiasts. Contact Tony Pettitt (Sec.) on 07798 773590 for further information.

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Cats’ Protection Folkestone and Hythe branch are seeking volunteers at their charity shop at 139a, Hythe High Street. Please call the duty manager. 01303 238661 We are also seeking fosterers for our cats and kittens. If you can help, please do ring. 01303 237744 (Lin)

Citizens Advice Bureau The Citizens Advice Service provides advice on your rights and responsibilities. The service is free, independent, confidential and impartial. Full details of opening times can be found on our website or at the drop-in centre at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre. Shepway CAB is a charity. www.shepwaycab.co.uk Adviceline: 0844 499 4118

Classic Bike Night Every Tuesday evening, 7.30pm at The Drum Inn, Stanford nr Hythe. 01303 812125 P22

Folkestone Camera Club Every Monday from September – May. 7.30pm. www.folkestonecameraclub.co.uk jenny-bar@dsl.pipex.com Tel: 01303 245399 (Jenny Barraclough)

Folkestone Choral Society Would you like to sing? We exist to enjoy together the choral music we prepare and to share that with local residents as well as the many visitors to the area. Rehearsals are held each week to prepare for the three or four major concerts normally presented each year. www.folkestonechoral.org.uk Secretary: 01303 239420

Folkestone Decorative and Fine Arts Society (FDFAS) Third Thursday of the month, 2pm for 2.15pm, at The Tower Theatre (home of FHODS), Shorncliffe. Guests/prospective members welcome, £5. www.nadfaskentarea.org.uk folkestone@nadfaskentarea.org.uk

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Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club Do join us at our new venue in the state-of-the art sports pavilion at Cheriton (behind Morrisons) where you will be warmly welcomed, with or without a partner. We play bridge every Monday evening at 7 for 7.15 pm. If you play but maybe are not as confident as you would like, why not give our new 2nd movement a try, where, if you wish, you can play “gentle duplicate” at a slower relaxed pace. If you would like to learn (or even to improve your existing bridge play) we run daytime classes for all abilities taken by a fully qualified EBU teacher. Before coming for the first time we suggest you contact Chris Lohan: 01303 891162, oakrise@uwclub.net

films. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month 7.10 for 7.30pm members tickets are £3pp, Guests £5pp. Application forms are available from the Hythe Camera Shop. Our web-site is www.hythefilmsociety.co.uk. Alternatively, please email hythefilmsociety@ gmail.com for further details.

Hythe and Romney Marsh Lions Club Second Monday of the month at Red Lion Pub, Hythe. Fundraising for local charities. 01303 267392 (Margaret)

The Royal Air Forces Association Hythe and Romney Marsh Branch. 01303 238435

Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club

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Folkestone, Hythe and Dover Wildlife Group

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Folkestone & Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society (FHODS) The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone. For show information, please visit the website or call the box office. www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk 01303 223925 (Box Office) To hire theatre and function area for parties etc: 07711 710952 (Peter)

Friends of Oaklands Health Centre Coffee Morning First Monday of the month, 10am – 11.30am, in the Randall Davis Room (1st Floor), Oaklands Health Centre. Come and join us for a friendly chat.

Hythe and District Gardeners Association First Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm, at St Johns Ambulance Hall, Albert Lane, which runs at the side of The Hope Inn off Stade Street. £5 subscription per year. 01303 262171 / 01303 260827 / 01303 265927

Hythe Film Society Hythe’s very own local film society. To promote and advance the education and social enlightenment of the craft of film-making and the appreciation of British & International

Hythe Bay Children’s Centre (within the Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe CT21 6HS 01303 267802

We run a wide range of groups, courses and other services within the centre; including Adult Education, Groups for Parents and Children, Midwife & Health Visitor Surgery and Citizen’s Advice Bureau, as well as a Community Cafe on a Friday afternoon. Everyone is made welcome. For full details, visit www.eastkenthandbooks.com or call The Children’s Centre on 01303 267802

Hythe Bowling Club Ladies Walk, Hythe. New members always welcome. Coaching available. Please contact the Membership Secretary. Tel.01303 269821

Hythe Book Club Third Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, at The Red Lion, Hythe.

Hythe Bridge Club Every Wednesday, 1.45pm, at Seabrook Church For friendly Duplicate Bridge. Subscription £5 per year, table money £1.50. 01233 720597

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Local Clubs & Societies Hythe Civic Society Talks

Hythe Twinning Association

Talks are given on alternate Tuesday evenings at 7:30 at Hythe Bay CofE Primary School, Cinque Ports Avenue CT21 6HS (doors open at 7:00), starting 9th October and running to 23rd April (but not in December). Donations of £1 for members and £1-50 for non-members, please. Large car-park. No need to book.

Continuing international friendship with Hythe’s twin towns; Berck sur Mer in France and Poperinge in Belgium.

For details of our talks programme go to our website at www.hythe-tourism.com/civic and select ‘events’. Contact: 01303 266488 (Ian Hill).

1943 – 1945 Veterans! Join us. Please phone our National Secretary.

Hythe Farmers Market

Jive/Swing Dance Classes

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Southcliff Hotel, 22-26 The Leas, Folkestone 7.30-8.30pm class, 8.30-9.30 music, £5 inclusive Friendly dance class, large dance floor & great vintage music.

Hythe Flower Club Interested in Flowers?

Established in Folkestone since 2008, jive/swing dance teacher with 15 years experience teaching.

Demonstrations, Workshops, Social Events, Friendship and Fun. Hythe Flower Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 for 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe (except Jan when there’s no meeting). Interested? Come along to a meeting or e-mail thekats49@gmail.com for details. New members are very welcome. Yearly subs are £22 or £5 for visitors.

Hythe Guides Every Tuesday, 7pm at The Guide Hall, St Nicholas Road, Hythe. For girls aged 10 – 14. 07725 525445 (Jo Day)

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Lympne / Hythe Needle Club Second and forth Saturday of the month, 2pm – 5pm, in the Lounge of Churchill Court, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe. Any form of needle work carried out, whether it be cross stich, tapestry, bobbin lace or bead work. Everyone welcome.

Lympne WI Second Thursday in the month, 2pm, at Lympne Village Hall. Everyone welcome. 01303 230855 (Julie)

Mature Movers – Fitness for the 50 Plus

Hythe Snooker Club 01303 265141 (Mr W.Garrad)

Hythe St John Ambulance Cadets Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8pm, at St John Hall, Albert Lane. For aged 10 – 16 years. All new and renewing members welcome. 07813 606157 (Grahame Bredbere) 01303 269689 (St John Hall, on Wednesday evenings)

Get fit with choreographed movement to music. A well balanced programme of low impact exercises (no floor work involved). Come and have fun while improving and maintaining your mobility. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.30am, at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone. £4 01303 261876 (Vera Neaves)

Hythe Tennis Club

Redoubt Sailing Club

Meets at the Canal Bank, Hythe. All welcome. For more information about joining the club and participating in our tournaments and events, please telephone.

At Nickolls Lake, West Hythe. Racing and free sailing (non racing) all year round. Adult and Children’s training.

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Romney Marsh Walking Society

Saltwood Village Hall

New members and visiting walkers are always welcome. Our programme is varied; usually a Sunday afternoon or whole day walk alternates with a Saturday morning walk followed by a pub lunch. Children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult, but dogs are not allowed. You will find the programme of our planned walks on our website:

The Green, Saltwood. A perfect venue for meetings, parties, weddings and fun.

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Sandgate Writers Circle We hold two meetings a month at two locations in Sandgate, 10am – 12pm. If you would like a friendly, relaxed couple of hours, with gentle folk, please do get in touch and come along.

Saltwood Choral Society

01303 489736 (Joe Thomas) joe.tom277864@tiscali.co.uk

Wednesday evenings, 7.15pm – 9pm, at Saltwood Primary School, Grange Road, Saltwood.

Shepway Open Forum for Mental Health (SWOF):

We have a wide and varied repertoire: oratorio, anthems, the Mass, folk songs, Gilbert and Sullivan and works from modern composers. We welcome new members in all sections, and particularly tenors and basses. 01303 237992

Saltwood Old Time Dance Club Every Wednesday evening, 7pm – 10pm, at the Saltwood Village Hall. If you like Old Time and Sequence Dancing, why not come and join us? Refreshments provided. 01303 260214

Saltwood Shortmat Bowls

Gives the opportunity for people who have, or have had, mental health needs a chance to meet others, make friends and have a say in the way Mental Health Services are delivered. To find out more contact: Telephone: 01303 850856 or 07902 804733 Email: shepwayopenforum@gmail.com

South Kent Multiple Sclerosis Society Local support for all those whose lives are affected by MS. www.mssociety.org.uk/branches/kent/south_ east_kent sekentmssociety@hotmail.co.uk 08453 970543

Umbrella Club of Hythe

Sundays, 6pm – 9pm and the first and third Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 5pm, at the Saltwood Village Hall. 01303 266624

Are you feeling lonely or just need a chat? Then why not visit the Hythe Methodist Church Hall on Mondays from 2pm – 4pm and Thursdays from 12.20pm – 4pm. Everyone welcome.

Shepway & District University of the Third Age (U3A)

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The U3A is a self-help organization for people who are retired or not in full-time work and who are encouraged to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. The organisation provides educational, creative and leisure groups in a friendly environment, at various locations in the local area. We currently have over 70 different groups, including Board Games, Book Groups, Card games, Computers, Crafts, Cycling, Dance, Finance, Languages, and many more. Please do get in touch for more information. shepwaymembership@gmail.com 07729 443000

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Why Do You Need a Lasting Power of Attorney? aware that if one of the signatories of a joint bank account loses their mental capacity, the account can be frozen which can pose a major problem if that account is used to pay bills. The delay in getting the Court of Protection to unfreeze the account could be six months and that can be disastrous if it means a mortgage is unpaid.

Do you have powers that the ordinary person doesn’t have? Can you see into the future? Can you guarantee that you will always be fit and healthy? If you can say ‘yes’ to these questions then you probably don’t need a Lasting Power of Attorney. However, to date I have never met anyone who is able to give a positive ‘yes’ to them. So what happens if things do go wrong? Who can take care of your affairs; make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to due to an accident or illness? Most people would think that their husband/wife or children would be able to take charge, WRONG! The answer is no one can unless there is a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. Without one your family or friends will have to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed your ‘deputy’, which is expensive, restrictive, intrusive and a very long process. The person who is appointed may not be the person you would have chosen and if there is an argument over who should be appointed, you will end up paying all of the legal costs as the person who is being fought over! Most people are not

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Choosing Fabrics For The Home by Katherine Sorrell Patterned, textured, subtle or spectacular, fabrics can transform a room.

How to choose fabrics Before buying, ask to borrow a swatch or length of fabric so you can see how the fabric looks in situ, at different times of the day and night. Ask these questions before you start: • Width? The wider the fabric, the better the value, and the less sewing will be required. 140cm is average. • Weight? Heavier fabrics are usually too bulky for small projects, while lighter fabrics usually wear more quickly. • Durability? Fabric is divided into categories depending on whether it will be subjected to light, general or heavy domestic use. • Washable? And, if so, has it been pre-shrunk? • If it’s patterned, what size is the repeat? Large patterns require more fabric so that you can match the repeats.

Types of fabric Fabrics are composed of natural or synthetic fibres, or blends of them, and made using a wide variety of weaves. FIBRES • Cotton can range from lightweight muslin to heavy canvas and is the most commonly used fabric for home furnishings. P28

• Linen has a lovely drape and lustre, is durable, but has a tendency to crease. • Nylon, or polyamide, is tough and resists abrasion, but tends to produce static electricity. • Polyester is a very strong synthetic fibre that mixes well with other fibres to produce versatile fabrics. • Silk comes in intense colours and has an attractive, lustrous surface. • Viscose is made from wood pulp. It is hardwearing and durable. • Wool is breathable, warm, naturally water-resistant and available in a wide range of thicknesses and textures. WEAVES • Bouclé has a looped pile. • Corduroy features pile in stripes that may be narrow or wide. • Damasks contrast matt and shiny areas of pattern and are usually rather traditional in style. • Jacquards feature a complex, raised pattern. • Moiré is a water-mark pattern, often found on silks. • Plain weaves have a smooth surface. • Satin is heavy with a lustrous surface, usually made from silk or polyester. • Twill weave produces diagonal or zig-zag lines on the surface. • Velvet may be made from a variety of fibres and features a luxurious, soft pile.

What to use where UPHOLSTERY • Hard-wearing, tightly woven fabrics are best for most upholstery. Medium-to heavyweight cottons and cotton mixes, linen mixes and wools are all good, conventional choices, while corduroy,

denim and low-pile velvet are interesting as well as usable. • Avoid deep piles, which may become crushed, and loose or loopy weaves, which are likely to snag. • Bold motifs should usually be centred on sofa or chair backs. You will need to buy more fabric to ensure everything fits in the right place. LOOSE COVERS • Choose a fabric that is washable and substantial enough to hold its shape yet soft enough to be comfortable: medium-weight cottons, linens or blends, or light wools are all ideal. CURTAINS • Curtains can be made of practically any fabric, from cotton and linen to velvet, silk or wool. • Consider unusual fabrics such as blankets, tweed, fleece, or perhaps a sari or chintz quilt. • Very thick, heavy fabrics will be too bulky for small window openings. • Sheer fabrics will not hold a crisp fold and will allow light through. CUSHIONS • Choose almost any fabric, within reason. • Try using remnants from fabric used elsewhere in the room BED AND TABLE LINEN • Light to medium weight cottons, linens and cotton or linen blends are best. • Loose, textured and pile weaves are impractical for these purposes. • Choose fabrics that will withstand frequent washing • For outdoor and children’s dining, oilcloth is ideal. The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers - www.upholsterers.co.uk

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‘There’s nothing more fun than rocking out’ Hannah O’Donnell interviews The Stranglers

The Stranglers are Jet Black (drums), JJ Burnel (bass and lead vocals), Dave Greenfield (keyboards) and Baz Warne (guitar and lead vocals).

as well as JJ’s personal preferences and inspirations.

The Stranglers will be performing at Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall on Thursday 21st March. We were delighted to interview them.

JJ: I think we’ve tried to be as honest as people can be, and I suspect it reflects us as people, how as we’ve gotten older and learned things, it has evolved. Of course, I’d hate to think we were mutton dressed as lamb, but I think if any artist is honest then their output should reflect them as they are and the world that we live in.

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H: Do you think your music has changed with the times or do you play what you enjoy, keeping it the same?

H: Do you think you have had the same success outside of London or would you have found a way to rock out anyway? JJ: Well there’s nothing more fun than rocking out. It makes you tap your feet and want to shake your head; melodies

bewitch you (hopefully). So with rhythm, melody and a bit of intelligence with lyrics, you encapsulate (hopefully) what you are trying to say. People will pick up on that. H: Because your most recent album ‘Giants’ came out last year, did you get the response from that you were hoping for? JJ: We did you know. We’re no longer spring chickens and it was received in many countries as a breath of fresh air, which is surprising really as it is our 17th album; mind you it took us a few years to get it together. But all over the world it was the best received album we’ve ever done. In terms of critical acclaim, it was the best received, so it was almost like it was our first album or something rather than our seventeenth which was very cool.

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H: If it felt like your first album, did it feel like your first gig when you performed it? Did you get the same butterflies? JJ: No, not as bad as the old days, because obviously I’ve got experience now. I do get some butterflies; I think it gives you an edge. In our first gigs we were kind of fighting for our lives, people wanted us off the stage and we got up people’s noses. But now people come and see us because they want to come and see us, so it’s very different now. H: That must be a phenomenal feeling, knowing that people have come to see you because they knew you and they grew up with your music? JJ: Well yeah of course! And as for the younger people who haven’t grown up with us but are discovering us is very cool. To see teenagers who are very knowledgeable on our previous stuff, which a lot of it came out before they were born, so I mean how cool is that? H: What sort of music do you listen to?

JJ: I listen to all kinds, but I don’t know where a lot of the new music is coming out from. I’m very fortunate, I’ve got a daughter who is very cool and she teaches me and shows me new stuff and tries to amaze me, though sometimes I’m not easily amazed but it’s great, at least I have access to stuff that keeps me out of my comfort zone.

still hot but there were fires when we went to Tasmania there were fires there already. Because you know at the moment they’re undergoing real terrible fires. Devastation and people losing their houses), but yeah, we were there for three weeks, doing some quite big gigs, it was lovely. It was lovely to go from gloomy Britain to sunny OZ.

H: I think music is very important, and listening to different music is important as well.

H: Was it a different kind of gig, the Aussie gig compared to Britain?

JJ: Of course, if you commit yourself to one tribe or kind of music, I don’t think you’re going to get much out of life. It’s like you’ve got blinkers on already and with blinkers people don’t learn and don’t enjoy life so much. And sometimes new music gives me ideas which is good; I’ll take ideas from anywhere. If you lived in a vacuum, you’d dry up. H: So you’ve just got back from Australia on tour haven’t you? JJ: Yeah, we were in Australia a month ago and New Zealand but it wasn’t so hot then. (It was

JJ: Well, in a way because they were seated for a start. You had three thousand people seated so it was a challenge for us to get them of their bums and rocking which was great and in the process we had to be rude to them, which they enjoyed so we didn’t end up pulling any punches so that was quite fun. H: Were they big gigs? JJ: Most of the time they were between 1,500 and 4,000 people. So not bad. H: Do you prefer gigs that size? JJ: It depends on the layout of a venue to be honest, because if you can see people you make contact with them. If it’s too big they just look like ants so if you play at Glastonbury in front of 80,000 people you can’t really fix on any one person. Except that one girl in front flashing. The Stranglers grew up in pubs and clubs, so I like the sweatiness of it, but there is a vibe when you play to lots of people. Because if you all connect at the right time, you give them your energy and they give you their energy back. But that’s if everything just clicks.

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H: So do you have a favourite gig you’ve played? JJ: Not really. No, there’s quite a few venues, if you’re just talking about the UK that create a vibe. The Roundhouse in London has always been one of my favourite gigs. It’s not the size that counts it’s the layout. And it’s the people as well. Are they up for a good time? Or have they just come in from the cold? H: So does all this touring leave you with a lot of spare time? JJ: Last year was the busiest over the last thirty years for The Stranglers, because there was a lot of demand all over the world for us. But I do like to have a bit of time to myself because, you’ve got a life and you need to learn what you do in life you will put back into your music. And if you’re continually touring and living out of suitcases and hotels, you end up writing about life on the road and your hotel room which isn’t really inspiring. So there is a time to play and a time to reflect. P32

H: Do you find it difficult to separate that time? Or does touring take too great an affect? JJ: Well I think for a lot of people in my position, it’s caused needless pain. It’s affected my relationships in the past; if you’re away all the time it’s going to put a strain on the relationship and it’s not just people who are touring. I suspect people who are in the armed forces if they’re away on duty for six months that’s an awful lot of strain on the person left behind. And then there are temptations that come in the way and that puts extra strain on the relationships. So yeah touring can be destructive.

H: But in a fun way? JJ: oh yeah of course! It can be tiring sure, but hard? There’s much harder stuff in the world than having the privilege of being paid to play music. How good does it get? So people who complain about it, I don’t have much time for them. They got what they wanted and then complain about it. H: So what do you think your 2013 will bring? JJ: Well last year was a big one for The Stranglers worldwide, so this year I’d like to just keep doing what we’re doing. We’ve got the ‘Feel it Live’ gig over March, (which includes the gig at the Leas) and see what happens from there.

If I went away with anything from this interview, other than pride at my first interview being with such a rock legend, it’s a greater love for The Stranglers, and JJ Burnel. With his tangents about Tasmania’s fires and the armed forces, I don’t see an artist lost in his own little world of rock, but a band that enjoy making good music that reflects their personality and perspective and shall continue to do so. Please mention “The Handbook” when responding to adverts


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Useful Numbers Churches

Hawkinge & Elham Valley Area:

Folkestone Area: All Souls Church Cheriton High Street - 01303 270604 Rector: David de Verny, Cheriton Rectory, Ashley Avenue, Cheriton CT19 4PX Baha’i Faith - 01303 243907 Cheriton Baptist Church Quested Road - 01303 278717 Christ Embassy Folkestone Loveworld Conference Centre Cheriton High Street - 01303 270970 Folkestone Baptist Church Hill Road - 01303 252259 Folkestone Methodist Church 155 Sandgate Rd - 01303 252542 Harbour Community Church Harvey Street - 01303 211732 Holy Trinity Church Sandgate Road - 01303 256040 Life Church Bowles Well Gardens - 01303 240033 Our Lady Help of Christians and St Aloysius Guildhall Street - 01303 252823 South Kent Community Church Bouverie Road West - 01303 251155 St John the Baptist Church St John’s Church Road - 01303 246422 St Joseph’s Church 2 Ashley Avenue - 01303 275402 St Martin’s Church Horn Street - 01303 270604 Rector: David de Verny, Cheriton Rectory, Ashley Avenue, Cheriton CT19 4PX St Mary and St Eanswythe Church Priory Gardens - 01303 252947 St Peter’s Church East Cliff - 01303 254472 St. Saviour’s Church - 01303 254686 The Salvation Army Canterbury Road - 01303 251379 The Society of Friends (Quakers) Rainbow Centre 69 Sandgate Road - 01303 220459 United Reform Church Castle Hill Avenue - 01303 268621

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Please note there are active websites for news and events for churches in the local area, including: www.elhamchurches.com www.barhamdownschurches.org.uk

Barham Downs Group:

St John the Baptist Barham St Mary the Virgin Bishopsbourne St Giles Kingston St Margaret of Antioch Womanswold - 01227 831340 www.barhamdownschurches.org.uk

Hawkinge Baptist Church:

Hawkinge Community Centre Minister: Alison Boddington - 07584 062866 Secretary: Ann Usher - 01303 891450 St Mary Magdalene Denton - 01303 840219 St Mary the Virgin Elham - 01303 840219 St Lukes Hawkinge - 01303 892369

Chemists

Folkestone Area: The Central Pharmacy 104 Cheriton Road - 01303 254427 Guildhall Pharmacy 110 Guidhall Street - 01303 259414 McCardle Pharmacy 41 Canterbury Road - 01303 251511 Lloyds Pharmacy 114 Sandgate Road - 01303 254383 Paydens 38 Cheriton High Street - 01303 275625

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Hawkinge Pharmacy 97 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge CT18 7BS - 01303 892283 Lyminge Pharmacy 21 Station Road Lyminge CT18 8HQ - 01303 862425

Doctors Surgeries Folkestone Area:

Park Farm Surgery 1 Alder Road - 01303 851021 The New Surgery 128 Canterbury Road - 01303 243516

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Central Surgery 86 Cheriton Road - 01303 220707 Whitehouse Surgery 1 Cheriton High Street - 01303 275434 The Manor Clinic 31 Manor Road - 01303 851122 Guildhall Street Surgery 67-69 Guildhall Street - 01303 851411

Hawkinge & Elham Valley Area: The Elham Surgery Old Road, Elham CT4 6UH - 01303 840213 The Hawkinge Health Centre 74 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge CT18 7BP - 01303 892434 The Surgery Church Road, Lyminge CT18 7BP - 01303 862109 PALS: Patient Advice & Liaison Service - 0800 085 6606

Emergency Numbers

Gas Emergency 0800 111999 Kent County Council 08458 247247 Electricity Power Loss 0800 783 88 66 Police Station 101 Water Leakline 0800 7311 933

Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697555 Al-Anon (for families of alcoholics) 0207 4030888 Anti-Social Behaviour Reporting 01303 660747 Childline 0800 1111 Crime Prevention Advice 01303 896336 Dentaline 01634 890300 Frank (Drugs Helpline) 0800 776600 Kent Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Mental Health Helpline 0800 1070160 National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 47 Stop Smoking Service 0800 849 4444 Samaritans 01303 255 000

Hospitals

Kent & Canterbury 01227 766877 Maidstone 0845 155 1000 Royal Victoria Hospital Folkestone 01303 850202 William Harvey Hospital Ashford 01233 633331 NHS Direct 08 45 46 47

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