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Welcome to our March issue... Since the inaugural performance by the London Symphony Orchestra in September, G Live has gone from strength to strength and this spring’s season is no exception. With visits from world class artists, innovative new companies and a celebrity or two, G Live really does have a show for everyone. On Friday 23 March BalletBoyz will be bringing their new show The Talent to the G Live stage and their raw, masculine energy will be bringing Ballet into the 21st century.

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On 21st March 2012 Gaucho will host the Gaucho International Polo at London’s O2 arena, uniting high-octane polo interspersed with live world famous music to produce a unique event never seen before in Britain. The National Trust at Box Hill are delighted to launch their first ever photography competition. We take a closer look. Visit Kew this Easter, indulge your passion for chocolate, and enjoy activities for all the family, from Easter egg hunts to chocolate workshops, and spring flowers to beautiful botanical art. A stunning collection of Martian meteorites, moon rock and fossilised shark teeth will be among the many unusual objets d’art going on sale at the relaunched Guildford Antiques & Fine Art Fair to be held at the new G Live venue from 24th – 27th May 2012.

This gives you just a small taste of exciting events and articles featured in this month’s issue...

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A Show For Everyone

ince the inaugural performance by the London Symphony Orchestra in September, G Live has gone from strength to strength and this spring’s season is no exception. With visits from world class artists, innovative new companies and a celebrity or two, G Live really does have a show for everyone.

Spring really is a season for exploring new interests and trying something a bit different. If you’ve grown bored of the same old routine why not shake things up a bit and discover a new passion. Think ballet isn’t for you? Think again! On Friday 23 March BalletBoyz will be bringing their new show The Talent to the G Live stage and their raw, masculine energy will be bringing Ballet into the 21st century. The BalletBoyz have taken the traditions of ballet and created a show where the dancers are tattooed and there isn’t a Sugar Plum fairy in sight. Fans of comedy will be excited to know that after sell out shows 12 MARCH2012

from Jimmy Carr, Reginald D Hunter and Stephen Merchant, G Live will be continue to host a wide variety of comedians from Jim Davidson, Paul Merton and Dara O’Briain, as well as monthly Hellfire Comedy Curry Clubs. Every month you’ll have the opportunity to relax with a delicious curry, ice cold Cobra beer and the very latest in up and coming comedy talent straight from the London circuit. G Live is lucky enough to have a multi-adaptable main hall that can handle any kind of music. It’s no surprise to see a world class orchestra one day only to be followed by a standing rock

gig. March holds many surprises with visits from the European Union Chamber Orchestra featuring Julian Llyod Webber, The Osmonds and The Stranglers. Children aren’t forgotten at G Live this spring as there is plenty going on to grab their attention. Our Studio Season continues with the puppet based show Diving Belle in March and followed by the delightfully feathery The Ugly Duckling in April. In the same month G Live will be magically transformed as the Russian Ice Stars turn the main stage into an ice rink and perform everyone’s favourite fairy tale Cinderella on Ice. If you’re pondering how to get

your son interested in the theatre then Science Museum Live! might be the ticket. Featuring dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments this show is guaranteed to have jaws dropping on the floor and your kids thinking you are the coolest parent….ever! So why not impress your friends with your knowledge of the arts by visiting G Live for an evening’s entertainment? With such a wide variety of shows there’s bound to be something to catch your eye and tickle your fancy.

For more information or to make a booking call 0844 7701 797 (10am6pm, Mon-Sat) or visit the website at www.glive.co.uk For bookings in person, the Ticketing Sales point and Café-Bar in the Main Foyer will be open from 10am Monday to Saturday; on Sundays and Bank Holidays they will open 90 minutes prior to any performance.


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a walk in the beautiful estate, try your hand at clock golf and croquet, or why not give orienteering a go? Sun 6 & Mon 7 May, 11am - 4pm Normal admission applies

PolesdenLacey Upcoming events at

April

Easter Weekend Fun With special activities including facepainting and storytelling, you’re sure to have an eggs-cellent time! Fri 6 - Mon 9 April, 11am - 4pm £2 per trail, plus normal admission charge Easter Holiday Trail A fun family trail. Tue 10 to Sun 15 April, 10am to 4pm £1 per trail plus normal admission charges Polesden Through the Seasons: Spring Walk Take a guided walk through the estate with our Rangers and see beautiful

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flora and fauna bursting into life. Enjoy spring highlights from flowers to butterflies, and discover the uses and folklore behind some of the plants you find. Start outside Coffee Shop Thu 19 April, 11am - 1pm £8 Adult £4 Child

Dog Day An opportunity for local dog walkers to discover how to explore, enjoy and help look after the countryside with their dogs. Sun 22 April, 11am to 4pm. Free

Tulip Festival With over 15,000 tulips ready to bloom, check www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

polesdenlacey before your visit so you don’t miss out on this spectacular show. Late April to mid May Normal admission charges

House in Bloom As a start to the Tulip Festival, the house will be transformed by local florists. Wed 25 to Sun 29 April, 11am - 5pm Normal admission charges

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Get Outdoors Two days of outdoor activities for all the family. Become a high-tech treasure hunter and discover geocaching, take

Guided tour of house using British Sign Language Guided tour of house using qualified BSL signer Pre-booking required on 01372 452048. Meet at Visitor Reception by 3.25pm Sat 12 May, 3.30pm to 5pm Normal admission charges Polesden Through the Seasons: Spring Walk Take a guided walk through the estate with our Rangers and see beautiful flora and fauna bursting into life. Enjoy spring highlights from flowers to butterflies, and discover the uses and folklore behind some of the plants you find. Wed 16 May, 11am to 1pm Please prebook on 01372 452048, £8 Adult £4 Child Secret Garden Tour Discover how the gardens are managed and learn practical sustainability tips. Wed 23 May, 11am to 1pm. Please prebook on 01372 452048 £8 Adult

For more information about Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, RH5 6BD Telephone: 01372 452048 or 01372 458203 (infoline) or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey


Vintage Jewellery & Accessories Monday 12th March

Over 900 lots of vintage jewellery, clothing, shoes and accessories. Estimates range from £15 to £400

Antique & Modern Jewellery Thursday 15th March

An Edwardian diamond pendant. Principal diamond estimated weight 3.45cts Estimate £10,000 - £15,000

Auction of Silver & Plated Ware

Monday 19th March at 10am

Vintage & Modern Wrist Watches Monday 16th April

A gentleman’s 18k gold manual wind IWC Romana perpetual calendar wrist watch. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000

The Goodwood Cup of 1856 by C.F. Hancock and H.H. Armstead. Estimate £18,000 - £25,000

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Clandon Hatchlands Parks Upcoming events at

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Conserving Clandon House A display providing an insight into conservation challenges at Clandon House, including light and relative humidity control, fire threat, wear and tear and costly building works. And then, the visitors arrive... Includes a glimpse into the conservation challenges of our magnificent marble floor and the traditional Vitruvian techniques involved. Sun 11 March through to Thu 5 April, on open days (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) Normal admission charges apply, NT members free Attic tours Go up into Clandon’s attics and see the hidden spaces, which are not normally open to the public as they are used for storage. This may not be suitable for all visitors as there are steep stairs and uneven floors. Sun 11 March 11.30am-4.00pm every half an hour Normal admission charges apply, NT members free +£2 pp Booking essential 01483 222482

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Clandon Discovered: Inside the furniture Discover the secrets inside some of our furniture. Wed 14 March 1.30pm-3.30pm approx every half an hour. Normal admission charges apply, NT members free

Clandon’s dedicated team of flower arrangers. Suitable for all ages. Sun 18 March 12.00 noon-4.00pm NT members free Donations welcome.

Pony Magic, pony rides for children Pony Magic aim to provide a truly magical experience with beautiful, safe Garden Matters: Garden Walk Join our Gardener in charge for a stroll to ponies and experienced handlers. 3-5 minute ride. Suitable for 2-11 year olds. discover what is new around the garden. Thu 15 March 1.30pm and 2.30pm Normal Sun 18 March 11.00am-4.00pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free admission charges apply, NT members free +£2.50 per ride Hatchlands Shop: Mother’s day Garden Matters: Fields of special opening Daffodils Our shop has a brand new look. In Join our Gardener in charge for a stroll to addition, it now has a second hand discover what is new around the garden. bookshop; donate your unwanted books to get a 10% discount in the shop! Browse Tue 20 March 1.30pm and 2.30pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free our special offers for mother’s day and visit the tea room in our lovely cobbled courtyard. Parkland may be open, weather Clandon Discovered: Servants at Clandon permitting. Free admission to shop Discover how Clandon’s indoor house Sun 18 March, 11.00am-5.00pm servants lived and worked. Wed 21 March 1.30pm-3.30pm approx Mothering Sunday every half an hour. Normal admission Drop by and make a small bouquet to charges apply, NT members free take home for mum, with help from

National Gardens Scheme: Fields of Daffodils Visit our field of daffodils and support the National Gardens Scheme. All garden admissions go to the National Gardens Scheme. Sun 25 March 11.00am-6.00pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free £4.20 Adults, £2.10 children Clandon Discovered: Message from the past Discover our very own time capsule, a hidden message left by decorators in 1881. Wed 28 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm, approx every half an hour. Normal admission charges apply, NT members free

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Clandon Springtime and Eastertide make and do Enjoy simple Easter & Spring themed arts and crafts activities for children. Sun 1 April –Sun 15 April On open days 11.00am-16.00pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free


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Clandon Park & Hatchlands Park, National Trust, are looking for volunteers of all ages for as little or as much time as people are able to offer. We have vacancies for: Room Stewards, Visitor Welcome Volunteers, Visitor Reception Volunteers and Raffle Ticket sellers left.

Garden Matters: Gardening Talk: Spring pruning Join the Gardener in Charge for his spring pruning and take some ideas home. Tue 3 April 1.30pm and 2.30pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free The Woking Branches of the Embroiders Guild Exhibition Embroidery Exhibition, The Woking Branches of the Embroiders Guild Part of our Textiles April Exhibition at Hatchlands Park and Clandon Park. Tue 3 April-Tue 17 April on open days 11.00am-4.00pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free Clandon Discovered: John Russell and Clandon Learn about this Guildford famous artist and see fine examples of his work at Clandon. Wed 4 April 1.30pm-3.30pm, approx every half an hour. Normal admission charges apply, NT members free Easter Egg Trails Follow an Easter themed trail with riddles and clues around the garden. There will be two trails to cover all ages, and of course, a

Cadbury’s chocolate egg at the end. Fri 6 & Sat 7 April 11am-3.30pm (Last trails admission 3.30pm) Normal admission charges apply, NT members free +£2 per child

Pony Magic, pony rides for children Pony Magic aim to provide a truly magical experience with beautiful, safe ponies and experienced handlers. 3-5 minute ride. Suitable for 2-11 year olds Fri 6 April 11.00am-4.00pm, Sat 7 April 12.00 noon -3.00pm Normal admission charges apply, NT members free +£2.50 per ride Attic tours Go up into Clandon’s attics and see the hidden spaces, which are not normally open to the public as they are used for storage. This may not be suitable for all visitors as there are steep stairs and uneven floors. Sun 8 April 11.30am-4.00pm every half an hour. Booking essential 01483 222482 Normal admission charges apply, NT members free +£2 pp Clandon Discovered: Clandon’s New Zealand Connection Discover Clandon’s unique links with

As well as receiving valuable training and experience, and making new friends, our volunteers get travelling expenses, free entry to most National Trust properties and 20% discount in our shops. Why not pop along to our Volunteer Day at Clandon Park on Wed 29 Feb 10am- 12noon or 1-3pm for a tour, coffee and informal chat

New Zealand and learn why we have a Maori Meeting House in the garden. Wed 11 April 1.30pm-3.30pm, approx every half an hour. Normal admission charges apply, NT members free

New Zealand Quilts Lecture Lunch: Glimpses of New Zealand Lecture lunch by quilting expert Gail Lawther. Gail will talk about her collection of 35 spectacular small quilts, each one inspired by a different aspect of New Zealand’s landscape, culture, history, fauna or flora. Discover what Christmas pudding looks like, Kiwi style, and meet the delightful Pukeko. Hear why there’s no tree on top of One Tree Hill, and about an illicit love-tryst between ... two apple trees! Come and enjoy a lightning tour of the fabulous country that the Maori call Aotearoa - The Land of the Long White Cloud. Part of our Textiles April Exhibition at Hatchlands Park and Clandon Park Wed 11 April 11.00am-2.00pm. Coffee and lecture £10 or Coffee, lecture and lunch £19.95. Booking essential Guildford TIC 01483 444333 Online at www.visitguildford.com

(RSVP) to find out more. Meet at Visitor Reception at 9.50am

For further information and a role profile, please contact Katie Wilson: Katie.Wilson@nationaltrust.org.uk or tel 01483 226891. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ clandonpark www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ hatchlands

Quilting Workshop Quilting workshop by award-winning quilter Gail Lawther. Stitch your own version of one of Gail’s iconic New Zealand quilts: choose from Seascape, Maori Curves, or Stone Spiral. Suitable for stitchers of all levels. Bring your own sewing machine and fabrics (you’ll be provided with a ‘bring list’ well before the day), and Gail will supply the patterns and talk you through the techniques; you’ll be delighted at how quickly the designs take shape, and how many tips and quilting tricks we explore along the way. Thu 12 April 10.00am-4.00pm £20 NT members £25 non NT members. Booking essential Guildford TIC 01483 444333 Online www.visitguildford.com

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Painshill Park What’s on at

March

Free Entry for Mothers’ Day Spend the day with your mother strolling around the beautiful 18th century landscape and treat her to afternoon tea. A truly special mother’s day gift. Cost: Free to mothers when accompanied by children Date: Sunday 18th March Time: 10.30am till 6pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Wildlife and Reptile Photography Workshop. (Adults Only) Bring your digital camera and learn how to take amazing photographs of wildlife and reptiles with wildlife photography expert Fred Holmes. Discover how to take stunning close ups. Either bring along your macro lens and tripod or use your inbuilt macro setting. Suitable for all budding photographers. Cost includes buffet lunch. Cost: Adults £45 (Member £35) Date: Saturday 24th March Time: 9.30am till 3.30pm

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the gardens of England to distraction’. Come and hear about Catherine the Great, her English gardeners and the creation of English gardens in St Petersburg. Cost: Free lunchtime talk. Adults Only. (Does not include entry to garden) Date: 5th April 2012 Time: 1.00pm till 1.30pm

The Great Easter Egg and Spoon Challenge Can you keep your egg whilst balancing on a stepping stone, or crawling through a tunnel? Join in the Great Easter Egg and Spoon Challenge and see if you can make it round all the obstacles without dropping your egg. This is an outdoor activity suitable for children from 2 up to 13 years old. Cost: Included in normal admission price Date: Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th April & Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April Time: 12 till 4pm Wild Survival! Bush Craft for Kids Discover the secrets of Painshill and bush craft with our expert team. Choose from an action packed day of tracking and orienteering or den building in the woods. (Children from 8 to 13 years). Cost: £35 per day Date: Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, Wednesday 11th Thursday 12th April Time: 9am – 4pm 2 Day Beginners Photography Course This two day course will guide you on how a digital SLR camera works and

its controls. Cost: £185.00 to include buffet lunch. Date: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April Time: 9.30am till 4.30pm To book please visit www. imbercourtphototraining.co.uk

Free lunchtime talk Spring Flowing Bulbs Spring flowering bulbs have delighted and inspired gardeners throughout the centuries. Find out the stories behind some of these plants and discover how 18th century gardeners used them to provide colour and scent both in their homes and in their gardens. Cost: Free lunchtime talk. Adults Only. (Does not include entry to garden) Date: Thursday 19th April 2012 Time: 1pm – 1.30pm

Storytelling Events – Grimms Tales A story walk for all the family. Move through the landscape stopping at the follies to hear stories based on the Grimms Fairy Tales. Cost: Included in normal admission price Date: Sunday 22nd April Time: 2.00pm –3.30pm Creative Drawing Workshop (Adults Only) Spend a relaxing and creative morning

with our experienced tutor John Haslum out in the landscape garden of Painshill. Let the magnificent scenery and stunning follies of the Turkish Tent and Gothic Temple inspire you to draw your very own masterpiece. Whether you are a beginner or wish to develop existing skills, John will guide you through the skills required to capture the beautiful surroundings. This workshop is suitable for all levels interested in exploring drawing. Cost: Adult £12.00 (Painshill Members £8) to include materials, refreshments & admission to landscape garden. Date: 28th April 2012 Time: 10.30am until 1pm

For further information on events call 01932 868113 or visit www.painshill.co.uk For more information about Painshill Park Trust, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE call 01932 868113 or email beth.meades@painshill.co.uk www.painshill.co.uk


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Welcome to the Weybridge Wine Festival at the Ship Hotel

Come and participate in the first ever Weybridge Wine Festival on the 24th and 25th of March, 2012

his fabulous new event will showcase some delicious and different wines, all supplied by members of the Association of Small, Direct Wine Merchants. These top quality suppliers offer something different from the usual supermarket selection, and they’ll all be available for you to taste and enjoy. The entrance fee is just £6, and once inside you can taste as many wines as you like, learn from free tutored tastings throughout the day and try some tasty nibbles too. This is a fantastic opportunity to sample a range of unusual wines from around the world you won’t normally find in your local High Street. What’s more, it’s all for charity, so you’ll be doing your bit for the Sam Beare Hospice, a local organization offering patients and their loved ones much needed care and support in difficult times. All profits made from the sale of tickets will go to the Hospice 20 MARCH2012

to help them continue their indispensable work. You will, of course, be able to purchase wine at the festival if you wish, and there will be helpers on hand to help carry your wine to your car. The Weybridge Wine Festival is a 2-day event and there is free parking both at the hotel and at Waitrose next door.

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WINE AND STUDY HOLIDAY IN SPAIN: 15-20 APRIL 2012 This year why not enjoy a wonderful holiday and learn about wine at the same time? The Murcia Wine Study Tour will reveal this stunning wine region in style, so you can meet the winemakers, stay in beautiful cabin-style rooms situated around a swimming pool, relax on the beach and dine in a Michelin–starred restaurant. You will also have the opportunity to complete the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Intermediate Level (2) course in wines.

Weybridge Wine Festival is organised by Noble Vines Wine School entirely in support of the Sam Beare Hospice. The event has been made possible by the crucial support of The Ship Hotel, Fall in love with wine at Noble Vines Wine School the ASDW, Barclays Bank, Print Visit: www.noblevines.co.uk for news, courses and upcoming tastings for All Printing Services and the Rotary Club of Walton on Thames.

Purchase tickets directly from the Same Beare Hospice Bookshop or the Ship Hotel in Weybridge. Call 01932 828 129 or visit the website at www. weybridgewinefestival.co.uk


Guildford to France and Spain

Guildford Portsmouth

only 44 miles by car!

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Getting there…. We all hope for a hassle-free holiday, but who can really say that stress levels fall with a journey that starts at the airport. Baggage restrictions, charges to check in, a fight to get seats together – it’s not the perfect start to a getaway! The simple solution this Easter is to put exactly what you want in your own car, and head to Portsmouth International Port. The Hindhead Tunnel makes the journey even quicker and easier than ever before – a gentle cruise down the A3 to Britain’s best connected Port.

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A calm getaway

Once you’ve arrived at Portsmouth International Port the holiday really starts. A brand new passenger terminal awaits – a stunning, spacious glass and steel masterpiece. Designed to promote calm, it’s also one of the most environmentally friendly public buildings in the country. Here you’ll find a café with wonderful views of the harbour. There are shops, bureau de change, and all the other essential services you’d expect from a first class facility at an international travel gateway.

Luxurious cruise ferries

More like ocean-going cruise liners than cross-channel ferries, the Brittany Ferries fleet will get you in the holiday mood. Onboard you’ll discover gourmet restaurants, cinemas, comfortable lounges, exclusive shops, family dining facilities and a range of luxury cabins to rest in. There’s the option of a “fast ferry” for those in a hurry, and two of the larger “cruise ferries” even have a swimming pool for passengers who want more time to relax.

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Diverse destinations

With Brittany Ferries you can choose from a great range of destinations this summer - ports in France and Spain that are really close to holiday hot spots, beautiful coastlines, and famous attractions. Whether you want to relax on the beach, explore forests and mountains, or opt for a city break there’s a choice of route to suit everyone. Family camping holidays, first class hotels, or holiday rental properties are all just a short drive away. And by travelling in your own car you can even take the family pet on holiday with you too!

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Objets D’Art

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The Guildford Antiques & Fine Art Fair

G Live, London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA 24th – 27th May 2012

Prestigious Guildford Antiques Fair Relaunches at

A rare stingless bee caught in Dominican Amber 22 - 26 million years old £240. To be shown by David Wackett the Guildford dealer in fossils and meteorite fragments.

Uckfield.‘Many recall how the former Guildford fair at the old Civic Hall was always very special. Now I am delighted to say that it will be so again at the new, smart G Live venue.’

A stunning collection of Martian meteorites, moon rock and fossilised shark teeth will be among the many unusual objets d’art going on sale at the relaunched Guildford Antiques & Fine Art Fair to be held at the new G Live venue from 24th – 27th May 2012. Leading dealers from across the country will be exhibiting at this major, pretigious occasion that will attract connoisseurs and collectors from across the south of England. With the fair already full booked by forty-five specialist dealers from across the country, this is set to be a major event for serious collectors. ‘The fair has been very well received,’ says organiser Caroline Penman from 22 MARCH2012

A giant fossilized Megalodon shark tooth, 4-10 million years old 3.5” tall £225. From David Wackett the Guildford dealer in fossils and meteorite fragments.

Exhibitors are already saving special pieces for the fair. Local Guildford dealer David Wackett promises some of the most unusual exhibits ever seen at any antiques fair – rare and important meteriorites and fossils of such visual appeal that collectors now regard them as modern sculpture. Among the most unusual will be a collection of fossilised megalodon teeth. The Carcharocles megalodon shark was the largest shark to ever swim the ocean. Reaching an overall maximum

length of approximately sixty feet, this shark was three times the size of the modern Great White. Today, its only remains are fossilised teeth and they have enormous appeal to collectors. David will also be showing moon rock and pieces from the recent Martian meteorite. Hickmet Fine Art from Petworth will be specialising in bronze sculpture and glass by the most famous artists from the Decorative Arts Movement, including Demetre Chiparus, Emile Gallé, René Lalique, Daum Freres and Josef Lorenzl. Among the most impresive items will be a superb bronze and ivory model of a dancer known as Ayouta wearing the full Ballet Russe costume, by Chiparus, circa 1925.


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The Chalk Horse, a painting by Graham Sendell, acrylic on board £2,750. To be shown by Jack Fine Art from Kent.

A rare Stevens & Williams green-overcranberry engraved wine glass, circa 1900 £1250. From Richard Hoppé, glass and scent bottle specialist.

Leading furniture specialists H.C.Baxter from Eastbourne will be showing fine English traditional furniture including a superb mahogany secretaire bookcase, circa 1790, ideal for a gentleman’s study, priced at £16,000, a comfortable Gainsborough armchairfrom the same period at £7,500 and a Regency mahogany-framed daybed, ideal for the afternoon nap, at £7,500. Jack Fine Art from Kent will be showing contemporary works by Graham Sendall, Susan Brown and Nadia Tsakova, while Jo Bennet Fine Art from Cheshire will exhibit works by Geoffrey Key, Jiri Borsky, John Thompson and David Lyons. Among many more specialists taking part will be London jewellery dealers Anthea A.G.Antiques, rug specialist Farnham Antique Carpets, art dealers Baron Fine Art from Chester, McAllister Thomas Fine Art from Godalming and Cambridge Fine Art, and other specialists including Angelika C.J. Friebe from Dorking with antiquarian maps and prints and Pars Rugs from Hampshire. Also exhibiting will be Garret & Hurst from Sussex, specialising in 19th century bronze sculpture, Richard Hoppé from Devon, showing glass, Art of the Imagination Salisbury with works by well known 20th century illustrators, Alan Walker from Newbury specialising in barometers and Shapiro & Co. from London with fine silver and jewellery.

A superb bronze and ivory model of a dancer known as Ayouta wearing the full Ballet Russe costume, by Chiparus, circa 1925. To be shown by Hickmet Fine Art from Petworth.

G Live is a new and prestigious venue built on the site of the old Civic Hall on London Road, home to the original Guildford Antiques Fair until the building was demolished in 2004. The venue, newly opened in September 2011, now with an adjacent Radisson Edwardian hotel, is situated very close to the shopping centre and has a large purpose-built carpark. The fair will be held in the Main Auditorium, which will provide a dramatic blackout environment. G Live also has an attractive modern white marble foyer restaurant and bar for light meals and refreshments.

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Easter at Kew Where chocolate grows on trees! 9th April - 2nd May 2012

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isit Kew this Easter, indulge your passion for chocolate, and enjoy activities for all the family, from Easter egg hunts to chocolate workshops, and spring flowers to beautiful botanical art. EastEr Egg Hunt

Collect tokens from their friendly Climbers & Creepers characters (Busy Bee, Slipper and Venus) who are hiding in the Gardens. Then hand in your three tokens to Kew’s Easter Bunnies at Museum No.1 to receive an Easter egg. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The chocolate eggs have been donated by Green & Black’s. Dates: Easter Sunday (24th April) ✱ Time: 9.30am - 1pm (or until the eggs run out!) ✱ Price: FREE CHoColatE sCulpturEs

Discover their Easter themed chocolate sculptures, with extraordinary Easter eggs, chirpy chicks and bouncing bunnies. Finish up at the 2 4 2MmAaRrCc H h 22 00 1122

chocolate sculpture garden, where models of everyday plant products that we rely are carefully recreated in chocolate. Shedlands Ltd, part of gardencentre group, have kindly donated a Summer House for the chocolate sculpture garden display. ✱ Location: Between the Orangery Restaurant and White Peaks Cafe & Shop CHoColatE WorksHops

Visit the drop-in chocolate workshops where families will learn to make objects from chocolate. Let the little ones get hands-on through sculpting and moulding chocolate whilst learning about the huge variety of plants that can be involved in making chocolate - such as sugar cane, chilli, cinnamon and vanilla. ✱ Maximum 30 participants. First come, first served basis. ✱ Date:* Sat 9th April Mon 25th April & Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May ✱ Time: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm ✱ Venue: Climbers and Creepers ✱ Price: FREE

*Please note: there will be no chocolate workshops on Tue 26th, Wed 27th & Thu 28th April CHoColatE trail: From BEan to Bar

A fun and exploratory trail that introduces families to the real plants involved in the production of chocolate such as sugar, black pepper and even coconut! Pick up a leaflet at an entry gate or chocolate workshop.

help from the adults. ✱ Location: Starting at the Palm House The Palm House will be closed from 2pm each Tuesday for the next few months.

CHoColatE tasting sEssions

Organised by Kew’s caterers, Peyton & Byrne, Hosted by Pascal Cordier, Head Baker at Peyton and Byrne. Pascal will be demonstrating the fine art of cake decoration using the best quality chocolate and showcasing the artisan techniques of cake making. He will be decorating celebrated Chocolate Fairy Cakes, icing a chocolate cake and creating some of Peyton and Byrne’s signature chocolate cakes. ✱ Date: Sat 9th April & Sun 24th April ✱ Time: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm ✱ Venue: White Peaks For more details please visit www.kew.org


COMPETITION

Capture the Spirit of Box Hill on Camera

Box Hill is famous for its sweeping panoramic views towards the South of England. The Hill, part of the North Downs, has been popular with visitors since the Victorian times and you can embrace the same timeless landscape today. Box Hill enjoys European designation as a Special Area of Conservation and will in July 2012 host part of the Olympic men’s and ladies road cycle race. The National Trust at Box Hill are delighted to launch their first ever photography competition. The competition, which runs until the end of October, will be managed by Box Hill Ranger David Benjamins. One of David’s aspirations for the competition is that entrants will capture the spirit of this unique place in all seasons. “We’re really hopeful that this is the opportunity for people to showcase their photos of Box Hill and to show others how much 26 MARCH2012

fun they have at the place with their friends and family” says David. The competition has two categories for entrants; children up to the age of 15 years, and an adult category for anyone entering over 16 years of age. As well as some fantastic prizes, winning entries will have their photograph included in Box Hill’s 2013 calendar which will be available from the National Trust shop at Box Hill in time for Christmas. David hopes for a wide selection

of images in the competition “anything from close up shots of the wildlife and plants on the hill, to wonderful pictures of people enjoying Box Hill, whatever the weather and whatever the season”.

The competition is open now and will run until the end of October. You can email your photographs, as jpegs and stating which category you want to enter, to boxhillphotos@nationaltrust. org.uk or call David Benjamins on 07770 887673 for more information.

Box Hill is good walking country with flower-sprinkled chalk downland and cool shady woodlands. There’s something for everyone from short circular walks, longer hikes and a natural play trail for children or the young at heart. The Donkey Green is a lovely spot for family picnics and games. Our chalk downland is home to many rare wild flowers and insects, including the Bee Orchid and the vibrant Adonis Blue butterfly. It’s designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). At the top of the hill is the Box Hill Centre where you can join us to experience the colourful Discovery Zone and learn more about the fascinating creatures on the hill, browse around our inspirational shop or have a bite to eat at our servery.


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his exciting exhibition will be a celebration of Peter Blake’s work featuring iconic prints spanning his career.

Sir Peter Blake is often referred to as the Godfather of British Pop Art, best known for his limited edition prints and the design of the sleeve for The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Born in Dartford, Kent, Peter Blake studied at Gravesend School of Art before being accepted into the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Peter Blake became a Royal Academician in 1981, a CBE in 1983 and in 2002 Peter Blake received a knighthood for his services to art. Retrospectives of Blake’s work were held at the Tate in 1983 and Tate Liverpool in 2008. Blake remains as busy as ever in his 80th year; currently working on a new oil painting of St. Martin for St. Paul’s Cathedral (the first new artwork to be commissioned for the Cathedral since William HolmanHunt’s The Light of the World) as well as a series of bookcovers for Penguin amongst many projects. He graduated in 1956, received a Leverhulme Research Award to study popular art, and travelled extensively, drawing inspiration as he roamed. Sir Peter Blake’s fondness for popular culture can be clearly seen in much of his eclectic collages and silk screen prints with images of Marilyn Monroe mixing with the Mona Lisa. Since his emergence in the early 1960s as a key member of the burgeoning Pop Art movement, 28 MARCH2012

reflecting his broad art education, was based on working across media. He has produced collage, sculpture, engraving and printmaking, as well as commercial art in the form of graphics and, notably, album covers.

The Wey Gallery are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Sir Peter Blake to celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday.

The Show Previews on Friday March 30th 6.00pm-8.00pm when you will be able to visit the Peter Blake Art Bus parked outside the gallery, The show will continue until April 13th.

Peter Blake has been one of the best-known British artists of his generation. His 1961 Self Portrait with Badges, in which he stands in his denim jeans and jacket, wearing Converse trainers and holding an Elvis album, is one of the iconic images of the time and is now in the Tate collection, but Peter Blake’s reputation from the outset,

Peter Blake is never particularly critical of the cultural iconography he plays with, just amused. Sgt Pepper exemplifies Blake’s style: among Beatles dressed in psychedelic uniform are Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and a child wearing a Rolling Stones T-shirt. Of all the various forms of Pop Art, Blake’s is the most affirmative, his humour the most sincere.

Blake’s collages contrast his Pop Art work in their complexity of composition and depth of storytelling . His taste for cut-and-paste techniques does not, like most Dada art, culminate in black humour; Blake is nothing if not light. He opposes nothing and negates nothing but instead basks in the icons of popular culture. His prints show the utmost veneration for Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, the Beatles, and Elvis. If Warhol’s aim was to render culturally salient images meaningless, Peter Blake puts his heroes on a pedestal, paying homage to them with neither irony nor ambiguity.

For more information about The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HL call 01483 418013 or email info@theweygallery.com alternatively you can visit the website at www. theweygallery.com


Everyone deserves a piece of Kit Heath

English Rose Free Prize Draw: Chance to win a English Rose necklace worth ÂŁ90. Free Prize draw no purchase necessary. Goody bags filled with mini bottles of pink fizz and rose inspired goodies to be given out to the first 20 customers who buy Kit Heath at the event.

Saturday 17th March 2012 10.00am - 5.30pm

1a High Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1DG www.fleurjewellery.com


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Stylish & Contemporary LUXURY AT THE FELBRIDGE HOTEL & SPA

The four star deluxe Felbridge Hotel and Spa is set on the border of Sussex and Surrey and offers not only two restaurants and a bar but access to a whole range of accommodation, gym and spa facilities. Refurbished in 2007 at a cost of £6 million the Felbridge Hotel and Spa is stylish and contemporary in design; created to provide the perfect location to meet with friends and family, enjoy a romantic evening or a truly relaxing spa weekend.

For stylish dining the Felbridge Hotel and Spa’s 2 AA award winning Anise restaurant has the elegance and charm of a top London restaurant, crowned ‘Best Eating Experience in Sussex’ 2010/2011, with a menu providing a selection of traditional and inventive modern dishes delivering an experience that is one of a kind along with a quality of service that 30 MARCH2012

is quite extraordinary to the area. If you are looking for a relaxing Sunday lunch or a light bite to eat then the Felbridge Hotel and Spa’s skilful chefs have created a menu for the Bay Tree Brassiere Restaurant featuring high quality, simple food from local suppliers open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; with a special lunchtime menu from only £13.95 for 2 courses. Children’s menu also available from £7.95!

The contemporary QUBE Bar has been designed to create an area of glamour and sophistication, lit from behind and hosting some of the world’s premium brands with bespoke champagne

tables it is a delight to enjoy either an afternoon tea or a cocktail with friends. Take advantage of our beautiful courtyard with alfresco dining available in the summer months. Relax and create some ‘me’ time

at the Chakra Spa, named after the 7 chakra’s of the body, hosts 5 treatment rooms, 2 nail bars and a hair salon offering a diverse range of women and men’s treatments including: Elemis massages, St. Tropez and Sienna X spray tans, Minx nails, Bio Sculpture and hair and Bare Minerals makeup styling. (Bare Mineral and Elemis Men and Women’s gift sets are available to purchase.) If that wasn’t enough there is also a pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, fully equipped techno-gym gymnasium and 2 tennis courts to enjoy.

For more information about The Felbridge Hotel & Spa, London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2BH call 01342 337700 or visit the website at www.felbridgehotel.co.uk


FEATURE

Technique

It’s all in the Academy Membership at Chobham Golf Club The course at Chobham Golf Club was designed by Clive Clark & Peter Alliss, on the backdrop of mature Surrey parkland, the course boasts beautiful tree lined fairways that give the impression of a course much older than it truly is. When you incorporate the addition of multiple lakes and well-established greens, you have the makings of a course that is highly enjoyable, and offers a fun challenge to any standard of golfer. Recently, the club has been reaching out to golfers who find themselves at a stage between being a casual golfer to wanting to give further commitment to golf. For those who are unsure as to whether or not they would feel confident joining a golf club full time, 32 MARCH2012

they have introduced an ‘Academy Membership’ with the intention to get like-minded people together and allow them to experience the friendly atmosphere that Chobham Golf Club exudes. Michael Harrison, our Head Professional, has been in the industry for over a decade. His enthusiasm and

knowledgeable approach to teaching has helped golfers of all standards from the complete beginner to tour standard players.

designed golf course and excellent conference facilities will make your day one to remember.

Our conference facilities are perfect for your get away from it all meetings and an ideal venue for combining business with pleasure. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the clubhouse which boasts a 1st floor function suite overlooking the 15th hole with a private bar capable of hosting a sit down function for 150 guests. Additionally Chobham Golf Club is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and perfect for any special occasion.

the course has been around for many more years. The course provides an excellent challenge to the skills of low and high handicap players alike. Built to championship standards with USGA greens and tees, the course has automatic irrigation and a drainage system designed to provide excellent year round play. Among the many attractive features of the course are the six strategically placed lakes. There is a combination of challenging par 4’s, reachable par 5’s and six superb par 3’s. The clubs signature hole is the 15th, a 222 yard par 3 nestling in front of the clubhouse terrace.

Make Chobham your preferred venue for business and pleasure.

Please contact Michael at Chobham Golf Club if you are ready to “Take the Next Step” Our 18 hole par 69 golf course Chobham Golf Club is a traditional private members golf club and one of the friendliest in Surrey. The combination of a superbly

opened in 1994, was designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clarke and is laid out on naturally undulating parkland set amongst mature oak woodland giving the impression that

www.chobhamgolfclub.co.uk


Invitation to the New

24 th to 27 th May 2012 at G Live London Road, Guildford GU1 2AA 40 Antiques & Fine Art stands, offering Art Deco, Bronzes, Ceramics, Formal and Country Furniture, Glass, Jewellery, Metalware, Oil Paintings, Prints, Rugs, Scent Bottles, Silver, Watches and Watercolours.

Specialist dealers from across Britain, respected for their integrity and quality of stock and knowledge. Many are members of BADA & LAPADA Everything Vetted for Authenticity.

Also 15 Contemporary & Modern Art Galleries

offering paintings & other works by respected & emerging artists

Thursday Noon-8pm Friday & Saturday 10.30am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm ÂŁ5 entry fee.

Admit Two for the price of One with this Guildford Life Advert Or register for a Double Complimentary E-Ticket on www.penman-fairs.co.uk

Enq: 01825 744074


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PHOTO BY MIKE BALLARD

Butterflies in the Glasshouse PHOTO BY REBECCA ROSS

Banish the blues this winter with

Brighten up your winter with the sight of exotic butterflies and the beauty of RHS Garden Wisley’s world-class Glasshouse, with the spectacular ‘Butterflies in the Glasshouse’ .

See a wide range of colourful and exotic butterflies as they settle into the tropical zone of the Glasshouse. Wander underneath palms and watch the butterflies as they take part in courtship flights and feed from plant nectar and fruit that have been specially grown for the butterflies to feed from. 34 MARCH2012

With these majestic butterflies filling the air there are plenty of photo opportunities as colour, light and movement can easily be captured.

About the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our For those looking to hone their gardens and shows and through photographic skills, RHS Garden our scientific research, publications, Wisley will be running two libraries and our education and photography mornings in the community programmes. We are Glasshouse to teach you how to entirely funded by our members, take pictures of these exotic insects. visitors and supporters. There will also be a collection of giant caterpillars so that visitors Opening times can experience the full life cycle of these wonderful creatures. Glasshouse open daily 10am – 4pm

Last entry to the garden 3.30pm Garden entry

Normal garden admission applies: RHS members plus family guest free, non-member adults £10.50, children (5–16) £4.50, children under 5 free – all excluding gift aid.

For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisley or contact Samantha Bevington on 01483 479 798 or email samanthabevington@rhs.org.uk


Town Bridge to St Catherine’s Hill

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The Wey and Godalming Navigations run for twenty miles from Weybridge to Godalming through some of Surrey’s most beautiful countryside. With eight pubs along the route and numerous points of historical interest, the Navigations are one of Surrey’s most rewarding leisure resources. The Godalming Navigation was opened in 1764, extending the Wey Navigations a further five miles from Guildford to Godalming, which was then a prosperous industrial centre. This month’s walk upstream along the Navigations towpath takes us from Town Bridge, in the heart of Guildford and the limit of the original seventeenth century Wey Navigation, to St. Catherine’s Hill. From Town Bridge, described in the previous article in this series, the waterway heads towards the first lock on the Godalming Navigation, at Millmead. Immediately south of Town Bridge, the towpath passes The White House, a popular public house with an enviable position by the water on the site of a thirteenth 36 MARCH2012

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century mill. Beside the towpath just a little further along stands a bronze sculpture featuring Alice and her sister and a running rabbit. Needless to say, this commemorates Lewis Carroll whose family lived at The Chestnuts, located up Castle Hill in Guildford. He completed Through the Looking Glass (1872) while staying there and he passed away there in 1898. Millmead, an attractive open area with seats, lawn and a pretty footbridge, used to be an industrial site with timber yard and iron works. Overlooking Millmead, the Britannia public house was a Guildford in Bloom winner in 2008. Opposite stands the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Opened in 1965, the theatre has an enviable reputation, with its productions frequently transferring to the West End. Moreover, the theatre’s craftsmen build sets for Glyndebourne, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre, among others (www.weyriver.co.uk/theriver). ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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A281 is Town Mill. The imposing brick edifice can also be seen from the towpath just south of Debenhams. Mills may have operated on this site before the Norman Conquest. In 1624, Henry Smith, a local philanthropist, assigned ownership of the mills to a Trust to provide for the town’s poor. In the eighteenth century the mills took on a secondary function, to provide public water for the town via a pipeline of hollowed logs that fed into a reservoir by Pewley Hill. Fish were farmed in the millpond. Now Town Mill contains an excellent 80-seat studio theatre used by amateur groups and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for its acclaimed smaller productions. Next door, the Toll House, originally an extension to the Mill, houses the Hydro Turbine Project, which generates enough electricity to power 50 households. A footbridge over Millmead Lock leads to Town Mill and the theatre. Just a little way upstream from the Lock on the non-towpath side can be found Guildford Boathouse (www. guildfordboats.co.uk/rivertrips), accessible from Millmead car park on the A281. Narrowboats can be hired here for waterway holidays. Rowing boats can also be rented. Two touring boats take trips on the river, the 60-seat ‘Harry Stevens’ with an entertaining and informative commentary, and the ‘Alfred Leroy’ which provides dining cruises. For groups, another option for cruising this section of the river is in ‘Swingbridge 1’, run by the Surrey Care Trust from Dapdune Wharf (www.surreycaretrust.co.uk/ Swingbridge_boat_trips_Guildford). Almost immediately after the boathouse, the Navigation makes a brief detour to the east where it flows past the Boatman free house, once the site of another boat-hire business. The water flows under an arched footbridge and round a tight bend to the southwest before heading past the Shalford Watermeadows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 57 hectares of meadow can be explored via footpaths accessible from the A281. A century ago, when winters were colder, the meadows were also used as a public skating rink (www.weyriver.co.uk/theriver). A footbridge links the meadows with the towpath at the foot of St.

Charles and Ruth Hearst who were proprietors of Leroy’s Boathouse, now Guildford Boathouse, from 1942 to 1962. A short but steep detour up Ferry Lane brings the walker to the ruins of St. Catherine’s Chapel. The chapel was established in the fourteenth century as a chapel-of-ease for the Guildford church of St. Nicholas, providing a more convenient place of worship for those who lived out of the town. From 1308, the site was also used for an annual fair. This fair was immortalised in about 1830 in a painting by J.M.W. Turner, called ‘St. Catherine’s Hill, near Guildford, Surrey’.

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A picture of it can be seen on the information board beside the ruins. It’s a pleasant spot and on a clear day affords far-reaching views across the valley. According to one tall tale, St. Martha’s church on the top of its hill near Chilworth and St. Catherine’s chapel were built by two giants named, of course, Martha and Catherine. They had only one tool, a huge hammer, which they shared by tossing it across the valley (www. surreyhills.org/The-Surrey-Hills/ Tales-of-the-Surrey-Hills/TheGiant-Sisters).

THE FOOTBRIDGE AT FERRY LANE

From St. Catherine’s Hill, the walker can return to Guildford via Ferry Lane and the towpath or Shalford Meadows. Alternatively, he or she can continue on the towpath as it heads south towards St.Catherine’s Lock.

YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE AND MILLMEAD LOCK

Next month: St. Catherine’s Hill to Unstead Lock.

A BUSY DAY AT GUILDFORD BOATHOUSE

Catherine’s Hill, making a pleasant circular walk. Just downstream from the bridge, the towpath passes the entrance to Ferry Lane. As the name suggests, there used to be a ferry operating across the river here. This is the site of an ancient ford, the distinctive golden sand here being one possible source for the name ‘Guildford’. It is a popular swimming spot in hot weather. A natural spring emerges at the base of the lane. In earlier times it was believed to have

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had medicinal properties, particularly in the treatment of eye conditions. A stone plaque, partly hidden in the shadows by the flowing spring water bears the inscription:

‘Your upward path, my downward flow Are fixed by law divine. My task is to refresh your soul, Yours to discover mine.’

It is dedicated to the memory of

The author is indebted to the River Wey Freelance Community’s excellent web resource for some of the historical information in this article. For more information, visit www.weyriver.co.uk/theriver Rachael Talibart is an Elmbridgebased photographer specialising in local landscapes, architecture and nature images. Many of Rachael’s images are available as postcards, greetings cards, calendars, prints and posters at http://rtalibart.redbubble. com. For more information, contact Rachael on 07905 665545 or by email: rachael@talibart.com MARCH2012 37


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SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2012,

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he 158th Boat Race on 7th April will see oarsmen of six different nationalities competing, as the older, more internationally experienced crew from Oxford take on the younger, heavier Cambridge eight. This year will be the first time for Cambridge and only the second time ever in Boat Race history that the crew will feature only one British oarsman, returning Blue undergraduate Mike Thorp. The only other time this has happened was in 2007 when Oxford President Robin Ejsmond-Frey was the sole Brit in the crew. The rest of the Light Blue crew this year is made up of three Americans, two Australians, and individuals from Germany and New Zealand,; and they will be coxed by British first year

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BOAT RACE undergraduate, Ed Bosson. The crew from Oxford will include three former Lightweight rowers, and is made up of five Brits, two Americans, and individuals from Germany and the Netherlands. The Dark Blues will be coxed by Brit Zoe De Toledo. She will be the first woman to cox Oxford since 2000. Four of the athletes competing this year learnt to row at their colleges at Oxford or Cambridge. Alex Woods and Dan Harvey for Oxford, and Alex Ross

and Moritz Schramm for Cambridge all noviced in their first years at the universities. The idea for a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge came from two friends Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge, and his Harrow school friend Charles Wordsworth (nephew of the poet William Wordsworth), who was at Oxford. On 12 March 1829, Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford and thus the tradition was born which has continued to the present day,

where the loser of the previous year’s race challenges the opposition to a re-match. The first Boat Race took place at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire and contemporary newspapers report crowds of twenty thousand travelled to watch. The race was stopped soon after the start and, following the restart, Oxford were clear winners. Cambridge wore pink, the colour of Lady Margaret Boat Club (of St. Johns College), who their captain and two other crew members rowed for. Oxford have always worn dark blue. The event was such a resounding success that the townspeople later decided to organise a regatta of their own which duly became Henley Royal Regatta. After the first year, the early Boat Races took place at Westminster in London, but by 1845, when


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Westminster had become too crowded, the Boat Race moved six miles up-stream to the then country village of Putney. In 1856 the race became an annual event (excepting only the war years). The Modern Boat Race still runs along the same lines but has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world. The Boat Race course is marked by three classic bends, two in favour of the Middlesex station, on the north bank of the Thames, while the third favours the crew drawn on the opposite Surrey station. In spite of these bends the course is theoretically fair - the start and finish lines are exactly parallel, and in the unlikely event of the crews staying level throughout the race, they will both have covered the magic Boat Race distance of exactly 4 miles 374 yards. The start of the race is marked by the University stone, a few hundred yards upstream from Putney Road Bridge and for the first quarter of a mile, as the crews pass the historic boathouses of Putney Embankment. The Finish Line is just a few yards downstream from Chiswick Road bridge and here the crowds on Race Day are as densely packed as those near the Start. What those crowds witness as the crews cross the Line is the ecstasy of the victors and the despair of the losing crew. On Race Day up to 250,000 spectators crowd the banks of the Thames from Putney to Mortlake to witness the action. Enjoy the festival atmosphere of the Boat Race by watching for free from one of the many vantage points along the course. You should be able to find a place to watch on either side of the river along the full length of the course, but particular areas to note are: Putney Bridge, Putney Embankment and Bishops Park (at the

How to get there... BUS

✱ For the start in Putney, the number

start); Hammersmith and Barnes (mid-course); Dukes Meadows and Chiswick Bridge (at the finish). Please do not drive to the race if you have a choice. Parking is limited and for non-residents on the day of The Boat race it is extremely hard to find. You risk listening to the race on the car radio instead of seeing it from the riverbank! There are large screens at Bishops Park, Fulham and Furnival Gardens, Hammersmith which mean you will be able to watch the whole Race before and after the crews have passed. The parks will also feature food outlets, beer stands and merchandising stalls. BBC1 will be showing the Boat Race live including build up from around 2pm, visit www.bbc.co.uk for more information

14 bus from Tottenham Court Road and the 22 from Piccadilly Circus will both take you across Putney Bridge. ✱ For the middle part of the Race at the Surrey Bend, the number 9 bus from Charing Cross or the 10 from Euston and Oxford Circus or the 27 from Camden will take you to Hammersmith - close to the riverside at Chiswick Malls. ✱ For the Finish in Mortlake, take the 209 or 190 from Hammersmith. Bus routes are shown on all maps.

TRAIN ✱ For the start in Putney, Putney railway

station is on Putney High Street at the Upper Richmond Road. Trains arrive from Clapham Junction, Waterloo or Victoria West of Putney, the line divides at the next stop Barnes Station - just over a mile away - going towards Barnes Bridge where the finishing stretch begins, or towards Mortlake for the Finish. Stations are shown in all maps.

LONDON UNDERGROUND ✱ For the Start, East Putney is south of

the river and Putney Bridge is north Putney Bridge is the closest station. ✱ Ravenscourt Park and Hammersmith are closest to the viewing areas at Chiswick Mall. ✱ Stations are shown on all maps. Hammersmith station is accessible for wheelchairs but the Putney tube stations are not. For more information: www.theboatrace.org

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n 21st March 2012 Gaucho will host The Gaucho International Polo at London’s O2 arena, uniting high-octane polo interspersed with live world famous music to produce a unique event never seen before in Britain. Following the triumphant inaugural year in 2011, Gaucho International Polo has now evolved into the ultimate celebration of Argentina’s sporting and cultural heritage at the O2 arena. The 2012 event will consist of two international arena polo matches merged with exclusive performances from Grammy award winning band, Bajofondo. Bajofondo, who have put ‘electrotango’ firmly on the world music map will open and play throughout the tournament, creating a thrilling blend of polo and performances. The matches will see Scotland taking on Ireland and culminate in the titanic clash between IG Index’s England and Argentina, pitting Britain’s finest player, Jamie Morrison AR RC 4 10 0 MMA CHH2 20 01 21 2

against the Royals’ favourite star, Nacho Figueras. The Gaucho International Polo will be a true Argentine festival, with tastings from some of the country’s finest wine producers, brought to the event by leading authority, Wines of Argentina. There will also be a fun and charitable twist to the event in the form of “The White Jeans Party’. What to wear to polo matches has often been hotly debated amongst the style conscious, but white jeans are winning in the fashion stakes with enthusiasts such as Prince Harry donning them at matches around the world. In keeping with this, every guest who arrives at the event wearing a pair, a pound will be donated to the BFF (British Forces Foundation). Arena polo is an emerging trend in the polo world and takes place on a smaller pitch with only three players per team rather than the usual four, creating a fast-paced and spectator friendly game. With simpler rules and tickets starting at just £20, it is an accessible way of introducing


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Londoners to Argentina’s most celebrated sporting tradition. Combining the best in Argentine food and wine with the sophisticated glamour of Buenos Aires, Gaucho is now not only the ultimate dining destination but an established ambassador for Argentine culture and sport. Gaucho’s UK Operations Director, Martin Williams sums it: “Gaucho are delighted to be working with the HPA to create an annual International Polo match at the O2- I hope that it will grow to rival the success of the former ‘HPA Cartier International Polo’. This year we have created what promises to be an amazing Gaucho Polo Party: The Argentine wine tasting lounge and Bajofondo concert are included in the event and all tickets, while the ‘White Jeans’ charity theme and after-parties will keep the event casual and a lot of fun.” 21st March 2012, Doors open 5.30pm Polo matches start 7.15pm with live performances from Bajofondo throughout Afterparty starts 9.45pm Tickets from £20, through Ticketmaster W: www.gauchopolo.com F: www.facebook.com/Gauchointernationalpolo

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London events

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Tea Party

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t was a ladies’s day out for Kate, the Queen and Duchess of Cornwall on an official visit to Fortnum & Mason to mark the store’s renovated restaurant - which has been renamed The Diamond Jubilee Tea Station to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Laughing and smiling, the visit to the London foodie haven, was as cheerful and relaxed as a royal engagement ever gets. The Queen looked simply delighted to be accompanied for the first time by the two women who will, one day, follow in her footsteps. Arriving in the capital’s bustling Piccadilly, the three ladies were greeted by cheering well-wishers and the jolly sounds of a jazz band. As they entered the department store, which was founded in 1707 and boasts more than three centuries of royal service, they viewed a display of Diamond Jubilee United Services Tins filled with tea, and clotted cream ‘super digestives’ which are sent to 18,000 members of the armed forces to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. The store has been supporting the British military since the Napoleonic Wars, sending parcels filled with comforts from home to its troops. The Queen examined the

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tins with great care. ‘They are very robust, aren’t they?’ she said, and then, spotting the industrial-strength Queen Anne tea contained within joked: ‘Yes, they do like the stronger stuff, don’t they.’ She appeared particularly animated as she viewed the range and laughed as she handled a tin of biscuits that played the national anthem. ‘Oh how splendid,’ she remarked. On being congratulated by a member of staff about her jubilee, she replied: ‘Yes, it is coming round rather quickly, isn’t it?’ Kate and Camilla

appeared at the confectionery stand which was piled high with inviting chocolates and upon which a small ‘tasting tray’ of sweets. Camilla was most chatty, asking the staff: ‘So where did you learn the art of chocolate making? Do you still dip your fingers in and have a taste? Some people say they go off it after a while if they work with it.’ Staff confirmed that they had been told only to lay out samples of non-chocolaty goodies in case they melted on the royal visitors in front of the cameras. The two ladies then re-joined the Queen for a taste of high tea -

albeit at 10.30am. More than 150 people, including former members of staff, had been invited to the tea party after which the Queen renamed the store’s restaurant the Diamond Jubilee Tea Station. They were also presented with Fortnum’s hamper, containing champagne truffles and ‘hearty treats for happy hounds’ - the Queen’s corgis, Camilla’s rescued Jack Russell and Kate’s new cocker spaniel, Lupo. Afterwards London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, revealed that the Queen had chatted about the success of his ‘pay and ride’ bicycle scheme. He also said that Kate had thanked him for her wedding present - a tandem ‘Boris Bike’ - which she and William and have been riding around their garden.’They haven’t taken to the streets yet but have been practising in confined spaces,’ he said. A source confirmed that the royal couple have been known to ‘play on it in the garden’. This was the first time that the Queen and the two next Queen consorts have been on an official ‘working’ engagement together. Kate will also join the Queen in Leicester for a royal ‘away day’ while her husband is still on deployment with the RAF in the Falklands.


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n the thriving village of West Byfleet, everyone is talking about the new jewellery shop. Brooklands Jewellers is owned and run by three exceptionally talented craftsmen/ jewellers who have previously worked in Hatton Garden (London’s jewellery quarter) for a combined total of nearly one hundred years.

amazing to be able to discuss the details with the actual jeweller and even to see the job at the different stages of its manufacture. As well as this valuable asset, they have a comprehensive and eclectic range of ready made jewellery in stock. This includes some fabulous diamond rings, necklaces and bracelets , most of which have been made in the workshop and are therefore unique. It extends to Nicole Barr silver jewellery and the fashionable candy bling range. There is a very good selection of pearls and they also have the full range of Royal Selangor giftware, solving the problem of christening presents and the like.

They have a fully fitted workshop on the premises which is unique in the area. Between them they have the skill and equipment to manufacture any item of jewellery. They can make anything to your own specific designs and requirements, redesign old jewellery in a more contemporary style or even alter modern jewellery to a more classic style. All the work Repairing jewellery to the highest is done on the premises and it is standard is another forte. They have

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a quick turnaround and prices are competitive.

Because of the direct link with Hatton Garden, Brooklands Jewellers can pay the best prices for your scrap gold, silver and platinum. Prices are still high so it really is worth clearing out those old jewellery boxes, drawers and cupboards. They also buy and sell quality watches. Watch repairs are undertaken and watch batteries can usually be fitted while you wait.

Insurance companies are becoming increasingly demanding so the Valuation Service offered is done by a registered valuer and is indisputable. It is refreshing that the fees for this are on a fixed scale and not a percentage of the total which

can lead to inflated valuations. Reassuringly, any jewellery left for valuation does not leave the premises.

All in all, the shop has a contemporary, bright and airy feel to it with a very friendly ambience. Do pay them a visit. It is interesting just to have a look and if you take along your scrap gold as well, you will be pleasantly surprised. You are certainly assured of a warm welcome from Dave, Stewart and Dave.

Brooklands Jewellers, 5, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6LW Tel : 01932 345022 email: info@brooklandsjewellers.co.uk www.brooklandsjewellers.co.uk


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once elegant and discreet. The Dorchester Spa features nine tranquil treatment rooms (all soundproof ) including two double suites all with heated treatment beds for extra luxury. Exclusive to The Dorchester Spa is the ‘Spatisserie’, an opulent, but intimate space for a light bite to eat and if desired to also indulgence in a glass of champagne or spa cocktail. Three of the best skincare product partners have been appointed to enhance the treatment menu available at the spa. Joining Carol Joy and Aromatherapy Associates is the results-driven Kerstin Florian range. Fusing the very best of European spa tradition with the earth’s richest natural ingredients and the latest cutting edge scientific research, Kerstin Florian is available in

some of the world’s best spas. The indulgent Kerstin Florian Caviar facial is a relaxing and pampering treat that also relaxes, firms, tones and hydrates the skin. The ultimate anti-ageing treatment harnesses the benefits of nutrient-rich caviar and powerful antioxidants. Skin is left with an immediate luminescence, looking not only more supple but healthy and hydrated. Complimented with a hand and nail massage it’s the perfect regenerating treatment. To book a treatment at The Dorchester Spa call + 44 (0) 20 7319 1709 or alternatively e-mail spa@thedorchester.com For further information on Kerstin Florian please visit www.kerstinflorian.co.uk


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he vibrant and internationally renowned London Fashion Week is always exciting and inspirational, and last month's event proved to be just that. London Fashion Week presented another unrivalled opportunity for both established designers and newcomers to present their latest collections. A constantly buzzing key event for those who haven't got the patience to wait until the latest fashion designs and stylish fashion trends make it into the fashion magazines. e magic of London Fashion Week is not merely thanks to the fashion designers' and fashion stylists' cutting-edge collections but the media excitement that accompanies them. e allure of the show is exceptional and London Fashion Week continues to be the top fashion event pulling visitors from every corner of the globe. It's a week where designers are free to create at will and experiment with new trends for clothing. e world watches as fashion history is made. While we are all thinking about our autumn wardrobes and digging out our winter jumpers in an attempt to stay warm, designers were showcasing this year’s Autumn/Winter collections during last month's London Fashion Week. e first lady of British fashion today made her appearance at this season's London Fashion Week. Samantha Cameron graced the front row of the Christopher Kane catwalk show at central London's One New Change shopping centre. e Prime Minister's wife, who is ambassador to the British Fashion Council (BFC), was spotted wearing a Joseph trouser suit and a Jonathan Saunders green shirt. She also sported a pair of wedged black high shoes showing off a small blue tattoo on her right ankle. Mrs Cameron chatted with BFC executives before watching the autumn/winter collection. So who else was taking the front row seats at London Fashion Week? Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and film watched the Burberry Prorsum show at Kensington Gardens in London. Rap star Will.i.am was there and Hollywood actress Kate Bosworth was over from her native Los Angeles for the event. Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant

Holly Valance attended with her property tycoon fiancé Nick Candy. Singer Will Young wrapped up in a cosy cashmere knit.Boxer Amir Khan made up the sportspeople on the front row......along with former athlete Denise Lewis. Stella McCartney’s show proved her one of the most influential designers in the world. Not many had a guest list like this one: Rihanna, Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow – and that was just the seating plan of Stella’s own table. Much table hopping went on as Yasmin Le Bon chatted to Paul Whitehouse, Minnie Driver caught up with Mario Testino, Richard E Grant met Alison Mosshart, Jo Whiley caught up with British singing sensation Katy B – it was a case of who wasn’t there. Topshop Unique always draws a celebrity-packed front row. Alexa Chung looked casual but stylish in classic navy jeans and coat. Girls Aloud singer, make-up entrepreneur and dedicated follower of fashion Nicola Roberts also attended the Topshop Unique show. Actress and designer Sadie Frost also made an appearance at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show looking summery in salmon pink. At Aquascutumn, singer Dionne Bromfield mingled with One Directon's Harry Styles , and comedian James Corden and his fiancé Julia Carey . Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof supported their friend Henry Holland by sitting in on his House of Holland show. So what we will be wearing this Autumn and Winter? Here are just a selection of those names that hit the catwalk! BURBERRY Over 1500 guests attended in London's Hyde Park. On show included bellow pocket panelled trench coats, cropped tailored bomber jackets, oversize waxed field jackets, cinched riding jackets, down-filled dress coats, slouchy T-shirts, pocket pencil skirts and tiered fringed dresses. Fabrics included traditional British tweed wool, check silk and angora wool coating, plush velvet and floral print silk faille. And introducing the Burberry Orchard Bag and the Burberry Field Boot (suede lace-up ankle boots, brogue lace-up ankle boots, moccasin -inspired ankle boots) tweed peak caps, tubular waist belts and cuff length gloves. Colours were Trench, honey, dark camel, pebble, white, olive green, laurel green, pewter, granite blue, gingerwood, black olive, malachite, blackcurrant, chartreuse yellow, and black. Burberry created an immersive physical and digital British weather experience with


JASPER CONRAN AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 Tailored precision enables a steely determination. Strict yet not uptight. Curves, pleats and gathers soften the line. A sinuous flow defines the bust, the waist, the hip. e leg smart in understated colour, the shoe with a meaningful point. Cashmere, tweed, flannel and faille give texture, a softened line and subtle sheen. Tones of tan, cocoa, stormy grey and uncompromising black injected with shots of molten metal. Half belts, tabs, bows and buttons set the standard. Silks in muted pinks and silvered greys reveal a glimpse of feathers, fringing and glittering gems for cut-to-the-knee finery. e final glance in matt black jersey – composed and cut to the floor. MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN e collection is about a love story, a love of McQueen and a love of great British style – from military coats to overblown ball

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PAUL SMITH is season Paul Smith captures the heydays of highborn elegance and starry glamour. Embracing the tuxedo and smoking suit, the collection offers a sumptuous fusion of traditional tailoring with a rich melange of palettes and textures. Highlighting the contrasting feel and finish of heritage cloths and yarns, barley checks and luxurious Prince of Wales motifs are layered alongside two-tone flannels, mohair and merino wools. Silhouettes maintain a simple, contemporary ease with oversized outerwear shapes and heavily pleated trousers which enhance Paul Smith’s modern, masculine aesthetic for women. Sensual silk dresses, to the floor and heavy with crystals, add decadence. Sheer blouses with contrasting wing collars are worn with crushed velvet skinny pants and jackets. Colours and fused by jewel tones; blues of every shade, from deepest indigo to electric and petrol, lie alongside deep Bordeaux, plum and burgundy. HOUSE OF HOLLAND AUTUMN WINTER 2012 “RIDE IT” e House of Holland girl rides the Tour de France INSPIRATIONS 70s Sci-Fi Tour de France Futuristic Sportswear

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AQUASCUTUM AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 e Aquascutum woman is provocative, sexy and a touch dangerous. Joanna Sykes explores iconic British interiors and architectural profiles. Form, rich textures, detailed cornicing, chiselled angles and a play on light and shadow drive the story. A modern British palette of oxblood, racing green and winter white is accented with dolphin grey, champagne and olive. Tonality is key; the silhouette is sleek. e overall proposal and colour palette are underpinned with crisp geometric shirts in black and white. Luxurious bonded wools, new variations on English tweeds and technical jerseys sit well alongside contemporary leather combinations, ironed shearling and fluid silks. Taking inspiration from Aquascutum’s heritage, the traditional epaulette is made modern and the silhouette enhanced with bold cage-like elements. Sharp cutting defines a new sexy kick that features in signature outerwear and tailored separates. For eveningwear the architectural details are softened in pale and dark silks, flowing vertically down the form. Aquascutum was founded in 1851 by high quality tailor John Emary with the mission to provide stylish protection from the unpredictable British weather. Aquascutum has been part of London city life for nearly 160 years.

gowns. Sharp tailoring. A nipped in waist with a masculine dropped shoulder and an exaggerated hip gives an hourglass silhouette. Traditional English fabrics felts, velvets and Black Watch Tartan. Hand knits, shearlings and leathers. Appliquéd velvet flowers in black and ivory. Rainbow colours on tulle. Colour - Black, green and oxblood. Shoes - Super-elevated classic British styles, DMs and jodhpur boots. McQ was launched in 2006. e London flagship store on 14 Dover Street, London W1S 4LW is scheduled to open late Spring 2012. McQ’s website www.alexandermcqueen.com/ mcq will be launching in mid-March 2012.

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HIGHLIGHTS Boucle houndstooth Metallic embroidery detailing Goat hair trim Luxe optical striped wool jersey COLOURS Pillar box red Fuschia Navy Sky blue www.houseofholland.co.uk PRINCE OF SCOTLAND e Collection was inspired by Alistair Carr’s return to England after some years spent abroad, and the memories of youth it invoked, ‘Behind this collection is a girl I used to know at school, grown out of her teenage angst into a sophisticated woman, but with just a hint of that rebellious past remaining’ says Carr. e result is a chic collection in luxurious knits and feminine colours, but with an undercurrent of defiance in the detailing. JOHN ROCHA Drawing inspiration from beloved memories of Hong Kong’s Happy Valley Race Track and the patterns and colours of Sean Scully’s canvasses, the Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection continues John Rocha’s exploration of surface and silhouette through the things he loves most. John’s palette is grounded in black in all it’s depths, through silk georgette, lace and devore, felted wools, cashmere, marabou and Mongolian lambskin. While a winter landscape of green, loden, gold and navy is worked through in silk taffetas, satins and velvets. e silhouette is at once sporty and elegant, with patchworked seams panelling the form in lean sweeping dresses and skirts, and structured generous volume wrought in taffeta and satin coats and jackets. 52 MARCH2012

roughout the collection surfaces are densely worked in tone on tone crewelwork, patchworks and hand crochet and fantastical 3D blooms that lend an elegance an edgy couture sensibility. ere is a natural duality in the collection, as John creates an atmosphere of rock and roll romanticism, his women appearing at once wild and beautiful, a little haughty yet tender. OSMAN Inspiration was the autochrome plates of Albert Kahn's collection of the Balkans. Colours were black and white punctuated with jewel rods and moss greens. Lime and fuchsia brocades on a black base. Fabrics were hand loomed brocades, over dyed herringbones, double bonded techno cottons, luxurious leathers and oversized embroideries VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL AUTUMN-WINTER 2012/13 Red Label creates ideas from history with a collection that is British, with the world looked at through their eyes. Tailoring, masculine- Savile Row inspired long Edwardian jackets, Jermyn Street stripes, feminine tailoring - checks + tartans, prints + jacquards taken from African body painting, mottled effect prints that remind you of feathers and fur. Evening looks are paper taffeta and duchess in checks, stripes and block colours are used for wrapped and twisted dresses. More formal ‘portrait’ suits and cocktail dresses alongside traditional ‘smoking’ suits in satin finish wool and glitter stretch. e show supports the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign for climate refugees. e t-shirts designed for the show, raise awareness of the plight of people forced

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from their homes and land due to the intensifying impact of climate change. is can happen through violent calamity. EJF believes that climate change is one of the most profound threats to people’s rights to life, food, health, water and shelter, with currently no legal status or protection. EJF is calling for urgent international action to provide them with legal recognition, assistance and protection. e bespoke t-shirts are made using an exemplary low carbon supply chain and manufactured using renewable green energy. Priced at £20, the exclusive t-shirts are on sale from 4th May at Selfridges and online at www.viviennewestwood.co.uk and www.ejfoundation.org/shop Vivienne would like to thank you all for your support of Cool Earth. Since the last Red Label show they have raised £1,150,000 and need your continued support to reach our target of £7million. Please keep giving nofunbeingextinct.org MARIA GRACHVOGEL AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 is collection is an evocative celebration of colour, print and texture. e palette is decadent with rich shades of garnet, peridot and petrel blue, which sit alongside autumnal neutrals; almond and teak. e shapes this season have an air of relaxed, contemporary glamour and the fabrics are rich and varied with beaten satin in jewelled shades, touches of distressed gold lame and combined with gentleman’s winter tweed and leopard jacquard. e mood of the collection is easy luxe; e look is cool and insouciant. Signature Maria Grachvogel magic pants appear in a cropped, cigarette leg and masculine slacks in wool tweed. e wide leg is carried through into the infamous Maria Grachvogel catsuits. Skirts are key for this season with the introduction of


ANTONIO BERARDI AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 “As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me: all things leave me: You remain.”

MENSWEAR DAY AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 Menswear Day autumn/winter 2012 captured the essence of the capital's menswear talent including the eight designers under the NEWGEN MEN umbrella, the dynamic NEWGEN MEN & Fashion East installations and the tailoring of the Savile Row presentations. Wednesday 22nd February was a highlight of London Fashion Week, with 9 on schedule catwalk shows and 3 presentations. e menswear showrooms returned for a second season, located on the first floor of Somerset House. Six menswear designers showcased in this dedicated space including Baartmanns & Siegel, Junky Styling, Mr Start, Omar Kashoura, Palmer // Harding and Serdar Uzuntas. NEWGEN MEN began in February 2009, building on TOPMAN and Fashion East’s successful MAN initiative. It has since become instrumental in raising the profile of emerging British designers using the dedicated Menswear Day at London Fashion Week as a showcasing platform. It isn't so different from the women's shows – there's the clothes, the models, the celebrities – but it is more relaxed.

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Arthur Symons, 1896 e Autumn/Winter 2012 Antonio Berardi collection takes inspiration from the 18th century Rococo artistic movement. Embracing the period’s architecture, Antonio was influenced by Sicilian sculptor, Giacomo Serpotta and the more recent British artist, Rachel Kneebone. e florid elegance of their work is translated into beautiful shapes and curves sculpted to the body. Rococo asymmetrical designs and pale, pastel-like colours reign supreme, with last season’s use of metallics replaced with plastic.

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BELSTAFF ENGLAND AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 Heritage and luxury meet in a new modern Belstaff Belstaff ’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection celebrates the brands British Heritage and projects a re-defined new modernity. Inspired by its classic and extensive archives, the new collection firmly establishes Belstaff as a luxury lifestyle brand. e ready-to-wear, outerwear and accessories are infused with rich tones of graphite, steel, ochre and peat, colours that offer a modern sensibility for today’s luxury consumer. e iconic Roadmaster and Trialmaster outerwear pieces have been updated in exotic materials such as crocodile and python, as well as in cashmere, satin, leathers and shearlings. Belstaff ’s new ready-to-wear classics like the low slung trouser, stretched napa skinny pant and classic silk dress reference a storied past reborn for today. Men’s and women's totes, such as the Dorchester, are presented in the signature house waxed cotton, finest napa leathers and crocodiles, some with the Belstaff tire tread adorning the exterior and the famous house check lining the interiors.

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ISSA LONDON three new silhouettes which as a collection are designed to suit every body shape. Pencil skirts are given a new season feel with drop waisted pockets; then there is the bubble shaped Ellington and the Charleston flippy skirt.

Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers. e event is organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) and funded by a number of sponsors (including Canon Europe current headline sponsor for seven consecutive seasons). London Fashion Week puts London and British Fashion firmly on the global stage, generating orders in the region of £100m; the event itself contributes £20 million to the London economy in terms of direct spend and attracts visitors from over 25 countries including US, France, Italy, Russia, Middle East, China and UAE ■

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Be Picture Perfect Riva of Cobham is an established independent retailer in the centre of the town, specializing in occasion wear for events such as weddings, balls, black tie dinners and racedays.

The owner Vivienne Leary has many years of experience in dressing ladies for different occasions. She is an expert in putting together the perfect outfit to make any individual look and feel special for their forthcoming event. The shop also carries a large selection of both casual and daywear and with the stock changing from week to week we are able to keep right up to date with the current high street fashion trends. We cater for ladies of all ages and our friendly staff are always available for help and advice. Our opening hours are 9.30-5.30 Monday to Saturday. No need to make an appointment, just call in and enjoy your shopping in our comfortable and friendly surroundings!

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THE W HITE DENTAL COM PAN Y Andrew Murphy, lead dentist at the White Dental Company (which recently opened at 129 Queen’s Road, Weybridge) likens visits to the new practice to flying first-class on a long-haul jet.

“As soon as you come into the practice, we do everything we can to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Our patients look forward to visiting us.” The White Dental Company’s premises are geared to reduce stress and increase patient comfort. “We want you to know that you will experience professional standards of care, honed by years of on-going clinical training. Every dentist and specialist you will meet here is the best he or she can be at their clinical task. “As well as the reassuring care, we provide creature comforts such as secure buggy parking for parents; equally secure car parking and cycle racks, hot drinks, access to wifi and use of computers and iPads while you wait.” Andrew and his partners recognised some time ago that while clinical care in the UK is second to none, the actual practice of dentistry in Britain lags behind that which patients enjoy in the USA. “In terms of what we do, we’re no different. How we deliver our care, however, could be regarded as old-fashioned. After all, there is no reason why a visit to the dentist should be any different to a visit to any other specialist profession. You want to be comfortable and confident that you are being cared for. That is what drives the way we operate here”

Andrew and his colleagues are dedicated to encouraging the highest levels of dental hygience and maintenance leading to the prevention of problems. All the White Dental Company dentists are agreed that they prefer to encourage an ongoing system of preventative maintenance in patients – regular visits to the hygienist and the training of children in good teeth cleansing techniques – than to start programmes of repair that can be expensive and time-consuming. That said, the White Dental Company team is keen to keep your pearly-whites just that – sparkling and beautiful. Corrective treatments for crooked teeth and teeth whitening programmes are neither expensive or difficult. The practice staff all enjoy seeing patients leave the surgery with beautiful teeth as much as the patients enjoy flashing their brilliant smiles in the mirror each morning. The White Dental Company believes that the excellence of its dental care service has few peers and its helpful facilities for patients are a major step forward for the profession. Come for an initial consultation and see what it’s like to travel at the front of the plane. www.whitedentalcompany.com

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See your smile not your braces Enjoying perfectly aligned teeth is a pre requisite to improving appearance and confidence. And crooked teeth are no longer something that everyone associates with those awkward teenage years. ABC Dental recognises that more and more adults are opting for treatments to perfect their smile. Not having to shy away from talking or smiling because you’re ashamed of the crooked nature of your teeth can be a struggle to deal with. Having straight teeth is not however just about looking good, moving teeth into perfect alignment helps you to maintain better oral hygiene and is easier to clean, reducing the amount of plaque build up in areas that food can get trapped. If left untreated and neglected, crooked teeth heighten the risk of developing cavities and bad breath. ABC Dental identifies with the need to straighten teeth without 60 MARCH2012

the daunting prospect of wearing unsightly braces which many agree could affect their professional image and attractiveness. More discreet methods are readily available and encouraged at ABC Dental.

that puts pressure on the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a wire across the front of the teeth that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment. To maintain the desired result a fixed bonded retainer or a clear night-time removable retainer is used.

But what ensures the best and correct treatment for you is to come in for a consultation to discuss your problem. Dr Claudia Bortolaia is the specialist orthodontist at ABC Dental. Her wealth and breadth of experience A popular method available means she is a specialist at working is Invisalign. These are small with patients from all ages and colourless gum shields which are walks of life. A consultation at near enough invisible! Treatment ABC Dental, even if you aren’t involves a series of thin, clear, At ABC Dental, they are sure what your problem may be, precisely customised aligners committed to improving and means you can discuss what result that gradually move the teeth. dealing with every teeth issue from you want to achieve and decide the The aligners are worn full-time, a child’s first dentist appointment to best treatment for you. and taken out only for eating and old age. They are well equipped at brushing. They are suitable only ensuring your child is comfortable in specific orthodontic cases and and secure. There are many signs a quick consultation with ABC that a child may need orthodontic Dental will determine what works treatment including baby teeth best for you. not falling out, or falling out too For more information about early. Also teeth overcrowding ABC Dental call 01932 A quicker method of straightening and thumb sucking can cause the 589 888 or email info@ teeth is with the Inman Aligner. misalignment of front teeth. Jaw It uses nickel titanium technology growth and development problems abcdentalsurgery.co.uk, alternatively you can to very gently but constantly move can be can be identified by the age teeth. It is specifically used for the of seven, and the earlier a problem visit the website at www. front teeth, using a lingual coil spring is identified, the easier it is to fix. abcdentalsurgery.co.uk


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hen hair grows on average only 1cm per month waiting for long luscious locks can be tedious, but with Rapunzel Ltd's 100% natural human hair extensions their expert technicians can add gorgeous volume or up to 24” in length in just a couple of hours. A complementary consultation will determine which system will work best for you, along with the number & length of hair extensions needed for instant luxurious length and or volume without damaging your own hair! There are many myths surrounding hair extensions, particularly that they will damage your own hair – this is untrue as long as the extensions are applied correctly by a skilled technician. Thousands of women have used hair extensions to grow their own hair to a desired length with no adverse effects whatsoever. Rapunzel Ltd in Marlow are very proud of their reputation, unparalleled level of service and quality human hair extensions they have strived to provide their clients for many years now. Using uncompromising techniques to attach hair extensions & hairloss solutions to your own hair, only using the highest quality 100% natural human hair. Rapunzel offer revolutionary and unique hair thickening systems for very fine hair, where a bespoke solution can be found for any client. So to get the hair you have always dreamed of call Rapunzel for your professionally applied human hair extensions or hair loss solution. Whether you would like to add length, thickness, colour or disguise damage, thinning hair or a hair loss problem at Rapunzel they can help. For examples of these amazing transformations go to www.rapunzelhairextensions.com or to book your free consultation call 01628-481 388. Rapunzel Ltd, 12 Chapel Street, Marlow, Bucks. SL7 1DD 01628 481 388

‘Rapunzel offer revolutionary and unique hair thickening systems for very fine hair, where a bespoke solution can be found for any client’

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MYTH: Hair extensions Damage your Hair FACT: When hair extensions are applied correctly there is virtually no reason why they would damage your hair, thousands of women have used hair extensions to grow their own hair to a desired length with no adverse effects whatsoever. However, that is not to say everybody's hair is suitable for hair extensions. At Rapunzel the safety of your hair is taken very seriously hence a free consultation is offered along with a complimentary check up appointment. MYTH: You can't have hair extensions if your hair is fine FACT: In fact, many women with fine hair choose to use hair extensions to add extra volume. Extensions can be done in very tiny size to be virtually undetectable . MYTH: You have to dye your hair to the same colour as the extensions. FACT: This would not happen at Rapunzel as every hair colour is kept in stock all of the time. MYTH: People can tell when you are wearing hair extensions FACT: When they are done properly by a skilled Technician, placed in the right places with the correct amount of extensions used & expertly cut in, hair extensions look completely like your own hair and undetectable. MYTH: You can't keep up your highlights & root colour when the hair extensions are in FACT: Actually you can still do highlights, you just work around the extensions. When dying roots the colour can be applied as it normally would. At Rapunzel once you have our extensions in we can look after all your hairdressing needs if you would like us to. MYTH: You can't brush & style easily with hair extensions FACT: As long as the right brush is used (supplied by Rapunzel Ltd), then you can brush right into and through the roots with no damage to your own hair or the extensions. You can also use straightening irons, curling tongs & heated rollers as long as you are careful to avoid the bonds. MARCH2012 63


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s nail polish sales continue to rise, (surpassing lipsticks as our go-to beauty buy) find out what colours you need to be sporting this Spring/Summer to be bang on trend.

e new season nail colours are in, and nowadays they are as lusted after as the new season it-bag or the latest hemline. We ladies know that the best way to work a trend without having to pay a fortune is to fancy up our fingernails. Nail colours for the Spring/Summer 2012 seem to fall into two strict camps: neon or nude. First up, leading the trend in an ever brilliant mini boxset is Nails Inc. e New Neon & Nude Collection (£22, www.nailsinc.com) brings together three of their best selling nude classics paired with three brand new ultra-bright neons. From the muted mushroom of Porchester Square to the Coral neon of Portobello, this mini polish set is a great way to combine a nude base with neon tips for a colourful unique 'french manicure' look. With nude being the must have nail shade, there are an array of neutral colours popping up to tame our talons. Get a colour that is as close to your natural skin tone as possible for the chicest results. For an affordable take on the trend, Andrea Fullerton Nail Boutique has created 'Matthew' (£4.99, Superdrug stores nationwide).is is a nude baby pink shimmer following on from the desert island texture inspired nails she created at the namesake Matthew Williamson SS '11 show. And if the nude shade you're wearing doesn't excite you as much as the fresh brights, simply press Andrea's new Pearl Nail Studs (£5.99) into semi-wet varnish for timeless elegance. Celebrity favourite OPI also have a library of natural shades (£11, www.lenawhite.co.uk). eir latest softshades collection is inspired by the world renowned New York City Ballet featuring five pretty nude pastel shades to take you from office-chic to stylish evening glamour. 'Barre My Soul' is a beautiful sheer hint of light barely-there caramel and is extremely flattering on paler skin tones. If you want to channel Kate Middleton's subtle naked nail glamour like she did at her wedding day last April, chemical free nail brand Zoya (£11, 01753573423) have brought out ultra long-lasting ladylike muted shades, like the wearable milky lilac Kendal and a silver based soft grey called Carey.

To carry off the pastel colours that have been introduced to steer us seamlessly from winter to spring, Mavala Nail Ambassador Jenni Draper recommends the style be altogether more feminine. "e nail shape should be shorter, round and elegant", she says. I predict that the spearmint green sherbet shade of 'Pistachio' from Mavala's Delicious collection (£4.30 each, 01732459412) to be a huge hit to add a hint of playfulness to your look. ORLY's new 'Cool Romance' Collection (£9.25 each, www.orlybeauty.co.uk) consists of 6 delicate, sophisticated hues that bridge that gap between winter's deep berry lacquers and summer's bright fluoro's. 'Prelude to a Kiss' is a dainty yet dusky pink, which has great staying power and good opaque coverage. e neon trend is almost certainly the result of the big beauty houses. is season's Chanel Le Vernis Spring Collection (£17.50 each, Harrods) is comprised of a trilogy, whose names list the months associated with fine weather. April is a highly luminous wild berry shade, May instill's happiness with an intense pink and June offers us a foretaste of summer with a pastel apricot. Fresh fruit sorbet colours dominate at Yves Saint Laurent with the limited edition N°8 Manucure Couture Duo (£28, available nationwide) comprising of an iridescent pink and coral. Leighton Denny's vibrant and violet 'Maroon Me Knot' (£11, John Lewis) from the Castaway collection is reminiscent of the eye popping tropical colours inspired by the recent Diane von Furstenberg collections; whilst ciaté paint pot in 'pom pom' (£9, www.ciate.co.uk) provides the powerful orange seen on the SS12 Prada and Jonathan Saunders shows. e highly saturated bubblegum pink pigment of Pink Crush (£25, 08700342566) by Fashion designer Tom Ford, is one of my new covetable shades. e intense glossiness of Pink Crush is a definite style statement with Ford commenting that "Perfectly lacquered nails complete your look, whether you have one signature look or you love to transform yourself with color". New silicon-free balm textured Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream (£22, www.timetospa.co.uk) formulated with Omega 7 and Virgin Plum oil, is the perfect final addition to your manicure routine. It will ensure that you can pull off either the neon or nude talon trend successfully with hydrated hands ■

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n choosing a Joseph McCarthy mirror you’re not just buying a stunning, individual centrepiece for your home, office or boardroom - you’re also investing in British craftsmanship with a truly unique heritage

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using a combination of innovative modern methods and time honoured traditional techniques.

Traditional and Contemporary styles available

one to your exact specifications.

The reverse-carved, boxwood moulds we use to create our frames originate from the historical ‘Bloomsbury Collection’, a collection the Tate describes as “of extraordinary cultural significance”. These are the same moulds that have been used to create frames for some of the world’s leading art galleries, institutions and stately homes.

Our high quality overmantel and feature mirrors make a fantastic focal point for any room. They are available in traditional or contemporary styles to perfectly compliment your interior décor. For inspiration please browse the gallery to see what’s available. There’s a wide selection of mirrors available to buy right now. If these aren’t exactly what you want we can create a similar

For a truly individual experience we can design and build a mirror especially for you - see our bespoke service

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For more information about Joseph McCarthy Ltd, visit us at 68 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TN or call on 01892 527528, or email via info@josephmccarthy.co.uk. www.josephmccarthy.co.uk


love shutters for functionality and beauty at shuttersup we simply love shutters, they offer unsurpassed flexibility in design and installation styles and are perfect for both traditional and contemporary interiors. our range of s:craft shutters offer many benefits (in addition to their aesthetics) and can fit practically any window shape and style you can imagine, from simple square frames to bays, patio doors, conservatory and sash windows or even as a room partition or wardrobe door. T: 020 8776 1484 E: info@shuttersup.co.uk W: www.shuttersup.co.uk

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the new showroom continues in that tradition. We have a diverse range of tiles, covering all tastes and design styles, and all our sanitary ware is sourced on the basis of a very strict set of criteria – we only supply products which are appealing, practical and have been tried and tested by us over the years. We will also have consultants available in the shop to help our customers with all of their bathroom design needs.

Bathroom Eleven’s success is down to the pursuit of total customer satisfaction and our commitment to quality of service and product. We work closely with every customer from the initial consultation to product selection and design, right through to completion and then maintaining that relationship with our fantastic aftercare service. Visit our new showroom to

take advantage of our on-going promotional offers. Exclusive stockists of Porcelanosa sanitary ware and tiles.

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There are occasions in life when small are adequate, others when big are better and there are some when only big will do. In the nursery trade there are many occasions when only big will do.

or specimen plants. It is these specimen plants that will provide structure within the garden, this cannot be done with small plants alone. A few specimen plants will give instant interest whether in shape or flower, for example it can take years for a cornus controversa, ‘the Wedding Cake’ tree to develop it’s characteristic shape, likewise a small wisteria rarely flowers whereas large ones can often be bought in flower or at least showing signs of having flowered.

When you purchase a new house with an empty garden, or renovating one that is overgrown, it is possible to get colour by planting small trees and shrubs. What you will not be getting, with small plants, is structure and form. By their nature small plants cannot provide maturity, it is only with maturity that plants start to develop their true structure and form.

I am not knocking using small plants; they give interest and enjoyment to those who enjoy plants and gardening. They also provide an inexpensive way of bulking up the planting within a garden. When starting with a clean sheet any good garden design will include at least a few feature 70 MARCH2012

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Big plants by their nature are more mature, they provide height, form and character. Many of my customers ask what size of shrub or tree is best for a particular position, which is very difficult to answer. As with many things size is a mix of getting the biggest plant and best balance against cost. A typical example of this is when planting trees. They vary in size from the typical garden centre tree that is 1.5-1.75m tall, usually a stick with very little branching, through to


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trees 5m plus with trunks with a girth of 25-30cm plus and a well developed head. The former will take years to develop its true mature form, whereas the latter you would recognize as a small version of a fully mature tree. It comes at a cost, I do not dispute that the price difference could be ten fold however the age difference could well be twenty years plus. For some of us twenty years is a long time to wait for our garden to mature, so a few selective additions to the garden can be instrumental in providing apparent maturity to the garden. Another occasion when Big is beautiful is when the provision of screening is necessary. Screening is essential in most gardens, whether you are dealing with an empty garden or one that is being rejuvenated, In this day and age screening is becoming ever more important, due to encroaching development, such as new build or extensions, or noise, from roads, industrial units or retail development. Large plants, in the form of trees or shrubs, can provide the solution to these issues of invasive development. Small plants will take years, or even decades, to provide adequate screening, whereas the right big plants will provide bulk which will act as a screen to

visual or audio pollution. The usual choices of plants for screening are conifers and other evergreens; these provide all year round screening which is vital if a sound barrier is required. Where a visual barrier is required a deciduous planting may be equally suitable, depending on the problem. If the screening is required to provide privacy for parts of the garden, this may not be necessary all year round. Generally speaking deciduous plants provide more interest in the garden, evergreens provide all year round foliage but relatively few that grow in this country provide seasonal interest. There are exceptions such as rhododendrons, camellias and magnolia grandiflora which provide significant flowers, but th majority do not. On the other hand it is a common feature for deciduous plants to produce good flowering displays and/or develop striking autumn leaf colours. When you are next making plans for your garden, just remember; BIG is BEAUTIFUL! For more information or help contact The Big Plant Centre at Pantiles, Almners Road, Lyne, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0BJ or call 01932 872195 or visit the website at www.bigplantcentre.co.uk

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‘I’ve never been to a nursery like this before!’ Tucked away on Woburn Hill, opposite St George’s College near Weybridge, you will find the jewel in the crown of Surrey`s horticultural industry. From the outside you look down the long entrance driveway lined with specimen trees and wonder what is inside. Once you have parked and walk through the nursery entrance gates, you enter a world of horticultural inspiration, where the range and quality of plants makes you wonder why you have never previously visited.

‘Where did you find this range of plants?’ We are passionate about everything we do at The Plantation and one thing you will notice immediately is the scale and size of plants on offer compared to a regular garden centre. As keen plantsmen we take pleasure in personally selecting plants from the best growers from all over Europe.

‘I need screening, I am not able to have a solid fence on my boundary and I have a large gap to fill’ With continual building development in the local area we find that our customers frequently ask for high screening and, quite understandably, they don’t want to wait 20 years for the plants to grow. Through our long term production plan we can provide plants of all sizes, small and large. High hedges are another frequent request and again we can provide a wide range of plants, small and large, to suit all requirements, all locations, and all budgets. ‘What else do I need to do the planting?’ From composts, bark mulch and fertilisers to professional tools, tree stakes and wheelbarrows, we have everything you need to undertake your project, including some specialist items not available elsewhere. In addition, our Gavin Jones Garden


Machinery Shop offers a range of high quality garden machinery including major brands such as Stihl , Hayter , Alko , Mitox and Viking. Staffed by qualified and experienced fitters, we offer advice, demonstrations, equipment and spare parts as well as servicing and repairs for most types of garden machinery.

‘How do I get this home and plant it?’ Here at the Plantation we offer a variety of delivery options. We can wrap and pack plants into your own vehicle, deliver them in our delivery van, or for larger trees, deliver them on our lorry, complete with mounted crane. If you feel the plants are too large for you to handle, we also offer a planting service. We will visit your garden, assess the planting area, and then arrange for an all-in service, all backed up with a 12 month guarantee.

nursery, enabling you to relax with your refreshments in the middle of the beautiful surroundings.

‘I need some help please’ Here at The Plantation we pride ourselves on the high standard of our customer service; we understand the benefits of helping our clients to make an informed decision so our friendly qualified staff are always on hand to guide you through your purchase. Alternatively, if it’s a complete design and build project that you’re after, our experienced award-winning team can offer the full range of design and landscaping services.

‘What makes The Plantation special?’ The Plantation may offer spectacular plants in an inspirational setting but what makes it so special is its staff and the organisation behind them. The Plantation, as part of the ‘Fancy a coffee?’ successful Gavin Jones Group, has Choosing plants can be thirsty work achieved Investors in People Gold so why not visit the Plantation Coffee Standard, recently won the Toast of House serving Starbucks coffee? As Surrey Business Award 2012, is an well as a range of coffee, teas and soft award-winning landscape business drinks we also serve a selection of hot and an active member of the British and cold paninis , sandwiches ,soups Association of Landscape Industries and cakes . The Plantation Coffee (BALI) and the Horticultural Trade House is located centrally within the Association (HTA).

The Plantation, based near Weybridge in Surrey, is a source of inspiration for all visitors whether keen horticulturalists or novice gardeners. At the Plantation we pride ourselves in displaying our plants in a creative and informative way, and visitors are often amazed at the range of varieties and sizes we offer. In addition to our creatively displayed nursery we also offer design and landscaping services ranging from planting of single trees through to complete garden design and construction, all done by our award winning design and landscaping department.

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Leading high street furniture store dwell is delighted to announce the opening of a new store in Guildford, Surrey. With the new Spring 2012 collection this is the perfect opportunity to update your home in time for Spring. Whether you want to give your home a complete overhaul or just add some bright accessories to banish the winter blues dwell’s offering will not disappoint. Spring 2012’s new accessories collections include homage to the Queen’s Jubilee featuring a Royal Punk range of tea sets, cushions, stationary and tote bags as well as Glamazon; an exclusive print of florals and exotic creatures that adorns cushions and leather accessories. Designed to go hand-in-hand with the unique Glamazon print is a range of extravagant accessories in bright and bold colourways from a pink poodle to orange balloon dog bookends. 76 MARCH2012

Spring 2012 also sees the introduction of a brand new range of bed linen from beautiful flamingo designs to punk diamante skull motifs and classic cream silk sets. As for the furniture, leading the way in high street trends dwell have

moved away from the gloss finish in favour of matt finishes in stone, white and black interlaced with a unique collection of pop coloured occasional furniture. Situated at the top of the high street dwell’s Guildford store is set

inside the former constitutional hall the building still contains a lot of its original features which perfectly offsets the sleek, modern furniture and accessories dwell offer. Knowledgeable store staff are on hand to help you choose the right product for your home, giving tips

on how to mix and match furniture, accessories and colour ways to achieve your desired look and feel. The Guildford store will be the third in Surrey, joining existing stores Richmond and Kingston. The February launch will bring

dwell’s total stand-alone stores to 19 across the UK, with the full range also being available online. The store opens on 23rd February 2012.

About dwell d  well was founded in November 2003 by Aamir Ahmad. Th  eir in­house team designs it’s own furniture, over 90% of which is exclusive to dwell. A  ll items, including furniture and upholstery, are held in stock and delivered nationwide within seven days by dwell’s own furniture delivery team. d  well publish 12 catalogues per annum which can be requested free online or in store. Th  e website and catalogue offer a larger range than can be shown in store. Th  e dwell flagship store is on 200 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 9PL. For a list of stores please visit www. dwell.co.uk / 0845 675 9090


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Exquisite Flooring

he Ashley Flooring Company (Epsom) has been established over 30 years. Jason and Kathy Evans took the business over in 2005, expanding the business with the opening of Queens Road Flooring (Weybridge) in 2010. We have built up a large customer base in Surrey in both residential and commercial sectors.

At The Ashley Flooring Company and Queens Road Flooring, we pride ourselves on our customer service and are members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Before taking over the business, 78 MARCH2012

Jason worked at Amtico for 16 years and his knowledge and expertise is unrivalled. We offer the full range of Amtico, Spacia and Karndean Design Flooring with stands to view in both our branches.

We also specialise in real and engineered wood and offer a wide range from the beautiful rich tones of Walnut to the classic Oaks, using manufacturers including Ted Todd and Panaget, providing us with woods that have been ethnically sourced from managed forests. We have recently become the Ted Todd design studio for the KT area and you are invited to

come and view our new stand in Queens Road, Weybridge.

Carpets are still popular, with wool blends being the most favoured. We have a large selection to offer our customers including Ulster, Axminster, Westex and Georgian.

installation, arranging a visit to your home at a time to suit you, bringing large samples to help you visualise the finished floor. For more information about visit us at either; The Ashley Flooring Company (Epsom) 92a High Street, Epsom KT19 8BJ Tel: 01372 740833

As the leading retailer for the Rubber Flooring Company we offer a large selection of rubber flooring www.ashleyflooringcompany.co.uk for commercial and retail customers. Queens Road Flooring Every customer receives a full 79 Queens Road, professional service with a free Weybridge KT13 9UQ estimate and advice on colour and Tel: 01932 830617 design. We use the highest quality products in all aspects of our www.queensroadflooring.co.uk


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National Bed Month Top 5 Tips for choosing The righT bed This naTional bed MonTh. by bed experT brenT cooper

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arch is National Bed Month – an entire month dedicated to celebrating the most important piece of furniture in the home. Below, Britain’s luxury bed expert Brent Cooper – MD of Marshall & Stewart and former Hästens sleep expert, ch 8 0 2 MmAaRr C H22001 21 2

shares his top tips for buying the right bed to provide quality, restorative sleep – every night. “A restful night of quality sleep is vital for good health. Give it the attention it deserves. Grumpiness, irritability, short temper and short term memory loss are all symptoms of sleep deprivation. If you want

to work well, enjoy good relationships with your lovedones and work colleagues then improve your sleep quality.” Brent Cooper, Marshall & Stewart bed expert Marshall & Stewart is a luxury British bed retailer based in two central London showrooms offering the finest collection of bespoke,

handcrafted beds. The six models in the inaugural Diamond Collection are made by experts using traditional craftsmanship and innovative designs to create beds which are sanctuaries for restorative sleep. Designed by Brent Cooper, each bed is handcrafted by layering the very finest


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How to choose the perfect bed ✱ A bed must be supportive but that

does not mean it has to be hard. Hard beds are not good for you, but good support is crucial. Firm beds are for heavy people - the heavier a person is, the firmer the springs need to be.

natural fillings, beds made from foam, latex and memory foam offer superb support but they struggle to regulate your body temperature, this can lead to disturbed sleep. ✱ Beds with natural fillings are

✱ Size matters! Always buy the biggest

bed your room will take – the more space you have the less disturbed you are when your partner moves.

best – horse hair, wool and cotton ventilate and cope with body moisture effectively, offering luxurious comfort. ✱ Slatted bases and storage divans

✱ Length is important – your bed should

be at least 6” longer then you are tall. ✱ If possible opt for a bed with

natural materials and a progressive, intelligent spring system providing unparalleled comfort. “For decades the UK bed industry has been laying dormant, creating good beds but focusing solely on the support they provide. At Marshall & Stewart we look at things differently. A bed needs to be supportive, but it also must complement a person’s sleep cycle, only then can the bed induce excellent quality, restorative sleep. When this is achieved correctly,

are not as luxurious as a mattress and sprung divan. Don’t sacrifice aesthetics for good support; your sleep quality will be compromised.

as it is with the Diamond Collection beds, a person will experience a kind of sleep beyond their wildest dreams. The industry needs to evolve, and we’re happy to be leading the way,” added Mr Cooper. The Diamond Collection beds are categorised by their traditional and contemporary design. The collection’s flagship bed - the Koh-INoor and the Orloff feature superb bases with hour glass springs that are hand-lashed, while the contemporary Cullinan, Florentine, Sancy

and Hortensia boast the latest in spring technology ensuring luxurious support and incredible sleep comfort. All models are layered with lambswool, cotton and horsehair and each mattress is built around an intelligent spring system to provide ultimate comfort. Marshall & Stewart understand that the third of a person’s life spent in bed is the foundation for the two thirds they spend awake. For this reason, every bed is made to the specific requirements of the client, taking into consideration size, weight and lifestyle. A complimentary in-store design service is provided for all clients enabling them to choose from an extensive selection of bed legs and fabrics. Clients and designers are also welcome to provide a fabric of their choosing which can be used on the divan and headboard ensuring the bed is bespoke to them. For more information, or to book a complimentary sleep consultation with a Marshall & Stewart bed expert, please call 0800 002 9104 or visit www.marshallandstewart.com. h2 Mm AaRrCcH 2 00 1122 38 1


FAMILY LAW In February the government published their response to the Family Justice Review. The coverage that followed in the national press may have left grandparents confused, as whilst one paper reported that “Children whose parents divorce must be given access to both sets of grandparents” another informed readers that “Grandparents will not get a new legal right to see their grandchildren as part of an overhaul to family law.” As the law currently stands, the majority of grandparents do not have an automatic right to make an application to the court for contact with grandchildren; they require leave of the court (permission) before they can make an application. There are exceptions to this rule, including where the child has lived with them for three years or if they have the consent of everyone with parental responsibility. In deciding whether to grant the grandparents’ permission to make an application the court will look at the nature of the application, their connection to the child, any risk of disruption to the child, and make a broad assessment of the case. It is only after this hurdle has been

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prevents hopeless or vexatious applications that are not in the interests of the child.

What are a Grandparents Rights? overcome that the court will consider the merits of the application. The law is very clear that when deciding such a case the welfare of the child is of paramount importance.

The Government has decided that this extra requirement should remain. It is seen to act as an important safeguard for children and their families as it

Although the Government have stated they have no plans to change the law, it is clear that they are committed to ensuring children have meaningful relationships with family members following separation. The Government support the recommendation that the importance of this relationship should be emphasised in the process of making Parental Agreements, and a child’s relationship with their grandparents should be considered in parenting classes for separating parents. In conclusion, although the law has not been changed the Government’s response is supportive of the important relationship between children and grandparents. This view is frequently mirrored by the Courts who have been increasingly prepared to grant such applications. Our specialist Family Team at Barlow Robbins LLP can advise you on these and related issues. Please contact us on 01483 543200.

01483 562901

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COACH HOUSE MEWS

Chestnut Avenue, Walton on Thames. The final phase has now been released of this new gated development designed for the discerning buyer seeking complete luxury and security in their retirement. Situated in a delightful setting, overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard, Coach House Mews offers charming two bedroom houses which are built to Octagon’s renowned standard of quality and finish. Prices from £550,000

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KnightFrank

East Molesey An elegant Victorian villa in a highly sought after road A unique opportunity in this prime location to acquire a self fit-out project with all major exterior works completed. This magnificent Victorian house will provide approximately 4,600 sq ft of living accommodation over four floors allowing the purchaser to choose and implement their choice of fixtures, fittings and finishes.

Guide Price ÂŁ2,500,000 (ESH 306031)

Esher KnightFrank.co.uk/Esher esher@knightfrank.com 01372 464496


KnightFrank

Oxshott Height of luxury in Oxshott A stunning new home by iLife Developments located on the prestigious Crown Estate, within walking distance of Oxshott train station and village. Set in landscaped 0.5 acre south facing gardens with an outdoor swimming pool. Entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast/family room, drawing room, dining room, study, playroom, utilty room, cloakroom, master bedroom suite with balcony, sitting area and dressing room, 4 further bedroom suites, family bathroom, cinema room, gym/games room, double garage.

Guide Price ÂŁ4,295,000 (303400)

Cobham KnightFrank.co.uk/Cobham cobham@knightfrank.com 01932 591 600


KnightFrank

Long Ditton Detached family home close to Surbiton Station and High Street

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings esherlettings@knightfrank.com 01372 464009

A well-presented four bedroom detached family home located in the popular St James development within walking distance of Surbiton High Street and its mainline station with regular fast services to London Waterloo. Leading from the entrance hall is the sitting room with double doors leading to the dining room with views of the sunny rear garden, well equipped kitchen/breakfast room again with doors leading to garden, downstairs cloakroom and integral garage with utility area. To the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Parking for two cars at the front of the property.

To Let ÂŁ2,950 pcm (82054 )


KnightFrank

Cobham Detached architect designed home in pretty cul de sac location

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings cobhamlettings@knightfrank.com 01932 591606

Built to a high specification, the property provides spacious and luxury family accommodation throughout. Leading from the large entrance hall are the principal reception rooms, sitting room with an attractive fireplace, dining room and study. The open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room has a range of wall and base units, a central island and three sets of concertina full height glass doors leading to the garden. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite with Juliet balcony, guest bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms two of which have balconies and the family bathroom. Outside the property is approached via a block paved driveway providing parking and leading to the detached garage. The beautiful landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a paved raised entertaining terrace and an array of mature shrubs and trees. The property is ideally located for access to the A3 leading to the M25 motorway network giving access to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Oxshott station is located nearby with a regular service to London Waterloo. Schools of note nearby include the ACS International School Cobham, Reeds and Danes Hill.

To Let ÂŁ5,750 pcm (156991)


Grosvenor Billinghurst Passionate about property

Cobham, Surrey ÂŁ2,695,000 This established Octagon home is situated in one of the most peaceful and private positions in Cobham. Backing south and built over three floors there is flexible accommodation with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and five reception rooms as well as kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a top floor rumpus room which could provide a further bedroom. There is plenty of parking and a detached triple garage.

Cobham office 01932 588 288

Claygate

Tel: 01372 462 323

www.grosvenorB.co.uk

Cobham

Tel: 01932 588 288

Esher

Tel: 01372 466 607

Hinchley Wood Tel: 020 8398 0265


Cobham, Surrey ÂŁ1,495,000 On a plot size of nearly half an acre, this large family home comprises four reception rooms including a large sitting room, family room, dining room and office plus a large eat in kitchen and utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, two have en suite facilities and dressing rooms and a family bathroom serves the others. Having been recently redeveloped the style throughout is modern.

Cobham office 01932 588 288

Cobham, Surrey - ÂŁ875,000 A delightful character cottage situated in a popular quiet backwater of Cobham that is within a short distance to both Cobham high street and Oxshott village. The period property has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and downstairs there is an elegant drawing/dining room with open fireplace and access to the gardens via double doors. The light dual aspect kitchen/breakfast is a particular feature with fitted cream wall and base units and wooden worktops. There is additionally a playroom/snug off the kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room.

Cobham office 01932 588 288

Claygate

Tel: 01372 462 323

Cobham

Tel: 01932 588 288

Esher

Tel: 01372 466 607

Hinchley Wood Tel: 020 8398 0265

formerly Gascoigne Billinghurst


Grosvenor Billinghurst Passionate about property

Epsom, Surrey ÂŁ3,950 PCM Approached via electric gates a unique and beautifully designed property mixing character features with state of the art technology. The accommodation is very flexible providing 3/4 reception rooms, six bedrooms and four bathrooms and is situated within walking distance of Epsom train station and centre.

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Cobham office 01932 588 299

Cobham, Surrey ÂŁ8,950 PCM This home has been fitted to an extremely high specification with a fully fitted bespoke Italian kitchen/breakfast room, a stunning bespoke staircase, flooring wood flooring on the first floor and reception room and air conditioning to all the principal rooms. This property further benefits from a luxury lower ground leisure complex with an indoor swimming pool.

Cobham office 01932 588 299 M O R E

Claygate

Tel: 01372 462 323

www.grosvenorB.co.uk

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Cobham

Tel: 01932 588 288

Esher

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Tel: 01372 466 607

Hinchley Wood Tel: 020 8398 0265


Esher, Surrey £499,950

East Molesey, Surrey £825,000

A beautifully presented family home that is within walking distance of Esher train station. This property offers a lovely country kitchen/breakfast room with a Range cooker leading to a further dining area with a wood burning stove, sitting room with a stunning feature fireplace and in the hallway there is space for a small study area under the stairs. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location is this well presented detached five bedroom family home. The property has been extended by the current owner and the accommodation now comprises a large kitchen breakfast room, lounge and separate diner, study, TV room, utility and a downstairs cloakroom.

Esher office 01372 466 607

Esher office 01372 466 607

Esher, Surrey £7,500 PCM

Esher, Surrey £7,950 PCM

This beautiful and spacious family home offers an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, conservatory, modern fitted kitchen, utility room, study. To the first floor there is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms and four bathrooms. This attractive family home benefits from a large beautifully maintained garden with decking and a double garage equipped with electric doors.

A well presented family home located within a much sought after private estate, ideal for both Claremont and the American Community schools. The property benefits from an au-pair suite reached to via a separate staircase, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room and four spacious receptions.

Esher office 01372 466 607

Esher office 01372 466 607

Claygate

Tel: 01372 462 323

Cobham

Tel: 01932 588 288

Esher

Tel: 01372 466 607

Hinchley Wood Tel: 020 8398 0265

formerly Gascoigne Billinghurst


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Land is in great demand in prime locations like Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Esher, Cobham, Guildford and Virginia Water. The Land Office helps land owners negotiate good deals with developers and we can help find the right buyer and work with land owners from the very start. Free Initial Appraisal and Consultation • Land sold to Developers There are many different approaches to selling your valuable development site each with different merits and pitfalls. Our initial meeting can focus on the most advantageous strategy for your circumstances. All matters are respected as confidential and your concerns and time scale are respected throughout.

Call us today and arrange your free land appraisal In many cases, land owners prefer our developer contacts to seek planning at their own expense so you can remain free from costs and planning expenses Lance Trendall

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Ashtead £1525 PCM

Ashtead £1895 PCM

Leatherhead £2050 PCM

A delightful three double bedroom Victorian cottage set in the heart of Ashtead Village.

A well presented four bedroom, detached house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Outside there is a large rear garden, garage and off street parking

A brand new detached three bedroom bungalow situated in a private road in a sought after location in Leatherhead.

Banstead £2350 PCM An attractive, spacious, four bedroom two bathroom detached family home, set in a private cul de sac in Banstead.

Epsom Downs £2450 PCM

Walton on the Hill £3000 PCM

A fabulous five bedroom detached family home in a private road, close to Epsom Downs. Garage and off street parking.

A beautifully presented and spacious four bedroom detached family home set within a plot of approximately one acre and situated in the lovely village of Walton on the Hill. The rear garden has a swimming pool and to the front there is a double garage and plenty of off road parking.

www.directresidential.co.uk


Ganghill, Guildford £995,000 4 Bedrooms 4 Reception Rooms Guest Bedroom Or Study Kitchen/Morning Room West Facing Garden Double Glazing

A substantial detached home positioned at the end of a private road within the George Abbott catchment area, with easy access to Guildford town centre, mainline station, Stoke park and the A3. This excellent family home is shown in almost perfect condition throughout, it offers well planned and flexible accommodation. Being bright and spacious with a large central reception hall and landing. Other features of note include a modern ‘Heatrae’ Sadia Megaflow system and underfloor heating to the kitchen/morning room.

Reference: 1994128

T: 01483 890111 F: 01483 890049 E: simon@shuretys.co.uk


The Surrey Hills Specialists

A Complimentary Round of Golf at Bramley Golf Club on the House Call us on: 01483 890 111

A complimentary round of golf for two at Bramley golf club with every valuation. If you are thinking of selling your house or just want an up to date value for your property we are currently giving away ABSOLULTELY FREE AND WITH NO OBLIGATIONS a complimentary round of golf for two at Bramley Golf Club with every valuation we do.

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COACH HOUSE MEWS CHESTNUT AVENUE, WALTON ON THAMES

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he final phase has now been via a direct onsite bus service. Churches and leisure facilities released of this new gated development designed for the discerning buyer seeking complete luxury and security in their retirement. Situated in a delightful setting, overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard, Coach House Mews offers charming two bedroom houses which are built to Octagon’s renowned standard of quality and finish. The nearby towns of Weybridge, Walton on Thames and Cobham are within easy reach by car or

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such as golf, bowls, swimming and fishing are all within easy

walking distance. Principal resident must be aged sixty or over. Prices from £550,000

For further information please contact Knight Frank Esher on 01372 464 496. The Show House is open daily from 10 am – 4 pm in Chestnut Avenue, Walton on Thames Tel. 01932 848 824 . Property reference: GLR100053


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MIZEN WAY T

his superb property is located in the prestigious Oxshott Way Estate in Cobham with its local shops, restaurants and amenities and Guildford nearby providing a wider selection of high street names. An excellent commuter location, the A3 is a short drive away giving access to central London, the M25, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Schooling in the area is superb with the ACS Cobham International School, Parkside, Notre Dame, Danes Hill in Oxshott and Reeds School.

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hall are the principal reception rooms including the drawing room with modern fireplace, dining room entered by sliding glass doors and the study with bespoke solid oak fitted cabinets. The kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with a range of wall and base units, granite work surfaces and under floor heating. This leads through to utility room also with under floor heating and access to the double garage. All rooms at the rear of the house have access onto the large rear terrace and garden beyond. To the first floor is the generous master bedroom suite The property was back-to-brick with fitted wardrobes, guest suite, refurbished in 2008 by Avicam three further bedrooms and family Homes to an extremely high bathroom. The house is equipped specification and now offers a with an Opus integrated AV system contemporary light interior ideal for with ceiling speakers in all principal a family. Leading from the reception ground floor rooms.

landscaped gardens offering ample privacy. The property is approached via electric gates and gravel driveway R  eception hall providing parking for several vehicles C  loakroom and leading to the integral garage. D  rawing room The gardens are mainly laid to lawn D  ining room with a raised paved terrace ideal for S  tudy entertaining, and a superb array of K  itchen/breakfast room mature shrubs, herbaceous borders, U  tility room M  aster bedroom suite with fitted specimen plants and trees. wardrobes Guide Price ÂŁ1,700,000 G  uest suite 3 further bedrooms F  amily bathroom D  ouble garage M  ature southerly facing For further information or if you would landscaped gardens like to arrange an appointment to view please call Knight Frank Cobham on GARDENS AND GROUNDS 01932 591 600 or visit the website at www.knightfrank.co.uk/cobham A feature of the property are the ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES

beautifully maintained southerly facing

Property reference: COB 311100

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WHITMOOR LANE A

SUTTON GREEN, GUILDFORD, SURREY

five bedroom period farmhouse to let in Sutton Green, a semi-rural location not far from Guildford and with good transport links to London Waterloo. We believe the farm dates back to the late 19th century and formed part of the Sutton Place Estate. The property has a wealth of character features including exposed brickwork and open fireplaces. Leading from the entrance hall are the principal reception rooms which include the drawing room, dining room, sitting room and family room / games room. The kitchen / breakfast room is fully fitted and features a central island and an Aga. The master bedroom suite is fabulous and arranged over two floors. It

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comprises a large bedroom with en suite shower room, doors leading to a terrace and stairs leading down to a separate bathroom, dressing room and gym. There are four further bedrooms and two further bathrooms, one of which is en suite. There is also garaging for several cars and an outdoor swimming pool. The highly regarded village of Sutton Green lies midway between Woking and Guildford. Sutton Green is a small village with a farm shop, pub, golf club and garage and offers that much sought after perfect compromise between rural living and quick access into London. Nearby Woking and Guildford offer a comprehensive range of shopping,

recreational and educational facilities as well as mainline stations to London Waterloo (approximately 23 minutes from Woking and 35 minutes from Guildford). There is a half hourly bus service from Woking station direct to Heathrow. Schools in the area are first class including Hoe Bridge in Woking, St Catherine’s in Bramley, Guildford High School and The Royal Grammar School in Guildford and Charterhouse in Godalming. Transport links are excellent with the nearby A3 providing quick access to the M25, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, London and the south coast. There is also a wide range of sporting facilities locally including walking and riding in the

surrounding countryside. There are a number of golf courses in the area including Sutton Green, Woking, Worplesdon, West Hill and Wisley. Available to rent ÂŁ4,000 pcm unfurnished and is immediately available

For further information please contact Knight Frank Cobham Lettings on 01932 591606 or email cobhamlettings@knightfrank. com alternatively visit our website www.knightfrank.co.uk/ cobhamlettings Property reference: 126050


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CLIVE ROAD T

his superb family home is situated in a premier private road mere moments from the pretty High Street of Esher with its array of shops, boutiques, cafes and a multitude of other amenities, all within easy reach of Clive Road. There is also easy access to the A3, M25 motorway, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports in addition to Esher train station which offers a direct route to London Waterloo in under 25 minutes. Schools of note in the area include the ACS International School Cobham, Claremont Fan Court School, Esher Church School and Shrewsbury Lodge to name but

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a few. The property itself has been lovingly transformed by the current owners and now boasts a superior contemporary interior that complement the original features of the house including Lutron lighting, surround sound system and underfloor heating. Leading from the spacious marbled reception hall are the principal reception rooms including dining room with oak flooring with double doors leading to the large drawing room with oak flooring and marble fireplace, family room with marble flooring and spacious bespoke kitchen/ breakfast room equipped with Miele appliances leading

onto a stunning conservatory overlooking the rear garden, which undoubtedly forms the heart of the home. To the first floor, the magnificent master bedroom suite features a walk in dressing room and spacious en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath. In addition there are four further bedroom suites. To the second floor is a further double bedroom with oak flooring, sitting room with oak flooring, kitchenette, en-suite bathroom and study area perfect for an au pair suite or guest accommodation. The charming rear garden features two paved entertaining terraces and a wonderful array of herbaceous

borders providing privacy and seclusion. The property also has an integral double garage and ample parking to the front.

Available to rent ÂŁ10,500 pcm unfurnished

For further information please contact Knight Frank Esher Lettings on 01372 464009 or email esherlettings@ knightfrank.com alternatively visit our website www. knightfrank.co.uk/esherlettings Property reference: 158080

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THE LETTING SPECIALISTS

Esher

£8,750 pcm

Newly renovated six bedroom detached family home with an outdoor swimming pool, backing on to the River Mole.

Esher Surrey

£10,500 per calendar month

An elegant, newly renovated six bedroom property located in a private road within the heart of Esher village. This stunning property has been subject to total renovation to include a mix of wooden and stone flooring throughout the property on the ground floor and stairs and a bespoke fitted kitchen with designer appliances, leading onto a conservatory with aGreen separate Road, family room. TheSurrey. main drawing room provides elegant living space with glass doors into the dining room all beautifully furnishedmonth with a Lower Esher, £5,250 per calendar feature fireplace. Decorated in fashionable colours throughout and offering luxurious family accommodation with every modern convenience.

A delightful five bedroom family house featuring direct views over Sandown race course. An early Victorian period property with a lovely walled rear garden offers a large ‘Country’ style kitchen/breakfast room, four receptions, three bathrooms, double garage and extensive parking. Decorated with a blend of original character features and modern renovations providing a stylish and comfortable family home.

01372 464474

70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KTI0 9QS esher@chkmountford.co.uk | www.chkmountford.co.uk


www.chkmountford.co.uk

Cobham, Surrey.

£5,750 per calendar month

An imposing five bedroom detached family home located within a prime residential road and is very close to the American Community School in Cobham. Featuring a large kitchen/breakfast room, elegant Drawing room and a wonderful landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated pool.

Claygate, Surrey.

£4,500 per calendar month

Epsom, Surrey £6,950 calendar month A beautifully presented four bedroom/three bathroom detached family home featuring a bright open planper kitchen and family room. Located in one of the areas most exclusive Private roads and is within easy reach of Claygate Village and mainline station.

A luxurious This and spacious family home situated within a much sought after private mature road closelawned to Epsomgardens Downs Racecourse and the prestigious RAC Country Club. This superb property enjoys an elevate position and wonderful with a large terrace. home features adaptable family accommodation with seven en suite bedrooms. Approached via individual electric gates and enjoying the benefit of an integral music system to the main reception rooms the accommodation over three floors comprises: Elegant entrance hall with marble floor leading to, dual aspect main reception room, attractive orangery/family room area overlooking gardens, library/study, dining room. Impressive kitchen/breakfast room with granite work surfaces and ‘Smallbone’ kitchen fitments. Walk in pantry plus separate butler’s kitchen. Cloakroom. Laundry room, garden/gym room. Master bedroom with attractive vaulted ceiling and en suite bathroom, guest bedroom suite, further five bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Attractive mature secluded gardens, Double garage. Street | Esher | Surrey | KT10 9QS 70 High

01372 464474

01932 865959

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THE LETTING SPECIALISTS

Esher

£8,750 pcm

Newly renovated six bedroom detached family home with an outdoor swimming pool, backing on to the River Mole.

Esher, Surrey.

£7,500 per calendar month

A well presented five bedroom family home situated within a prestigious private road within easy walking distance of Esher town centre. The property has been redecorated throughout and features flexible reception space, modern kitchen and bathrooms. The property comprises: Large entrance hall, Four Receptions rooms, Kitchen/ Breakfast room, separate Utility room,Esher, Study, Downstairs ensuite, Three furthermonth Bedrooms, Lower Green Road, Surrey. shower room, Master bedroom with ensuite and balcony, Guest bedroom with £5,250 per calendar Family bathroom, Large landscaped gardens, Garage and off street parking for several cars.

A delightful five bedroom family house featuring direct views over Sandown race course. An early Victorian period property with a lovely walled rear garden offers a large ‘Country’ style kitchen/breakfast room, four receptions, three bathrooms, double garage and extensive parking. Decorated with a blend of original character features and modern renovations providing a stylish and comfortable family home.

01372 464474

70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KTI0 9QS esher@chkmountford.co.uk | www.chkmountford.co.uk


www.chkmountford.co.uk

Cobham, Surrey.

£5,750 per calendar month

An imposing five bedroom detached family home located within a prime residential road and is very close to the American Community School in Cobham. Featuring a large kitchen/breakfast room, elegant Drawing room and a wonderful landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated pool.

Claygate, Surrey.

£4,500 per calendar month

Weybridge, Surrey. presented four bedroom/three bathroom detached family home featuring a bright £8,000 calendar month A beautifully open planper kitchen and family room. Located in one of the areas most exclusive Private roads and is within easy reach of Claygate Village and mainline station.

Interior designed and offering elegantan accommodation, this stunning five bedroom property offersgardens elegant accommodation arranged over two floors. The ground floor This property enjoys elevate position and wonderful mature lawned with a large terrace. has been well designed with a formal sitting room and dining room, large separate study and a modern kitchen/breakfast room opening onto a large family room with vaulted ceiling. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has been decorated using peaceful colours and provides ample storage with a stunning en-suite bathroom. A further suite and three more double bedrooms with a family bathroom, this lovely home has an “New England” feel with wooden flooring throughout the ground floor and staircase and Plantation shutters at all of the windows

01372 464474

01372 464474

70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KT10 9QS lettings@chkmountford.co.uk | www.chkmountford.co.uk 70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KTI0 9QS esher@chkmountford.co.uk | www.chkmountford.co.uk


PROPER TY

H E AT H E R M I S T SILVERDALE AVENUE, ASHLEY PARK, WALTON ON THAMES

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newly renovated Six Bedroom Detached executive home with a combination of art deco, period and character flourishes, in a privileged secluded location in one of Surrey’s more prestigious estates within short walking distance of Walton mainline station. The property is perfectly located for both American schools, ACS

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and Tasis. The house represents stylish living with separate staff accommodation and stunning gardens. The property has been carefully restored using a mix of natural stone and oak flooring throughout with under floor heating and a state of the art kitchen ideal for both catered and personal entertaining which leads to a large breakfast area and family room. Impressive entrance hall

with sweeping staircase. Drawing Room leading to an Orangery and Dining Room sharing views over the large rear garden. Accommodation also includes a Family Room, Media Room, Master Bedroom Suite, Separate Guest House within the grounds, Four further bedrooms, Two further Bathrooms. Neutral decor. Luxurious flooring. Designer curtains. Triple Garage with ample

guest parking in secure driveway. Rent ÂŁ11,950 pcm

Contact Amanda Dobbe at CHK Mountford 01372 464474 for further details.


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Clarendon House • New six-bedroom home comprising 11,000 sqft • Spectacular 10 metre high galleried hallway • Leisure suite with indoor swimming pool and sanarium • Triple garage with self-contained accommodation above • Extensive landscaped gardens • Exceptional specification by Royalton • Prestigious Crown Estate, Oxshott location • Due for completion summer 2013 For more information on this property, or to become a Royalton client, contact Carl Lemmer on 01372 460850 or email carl@royalton.co.uk

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