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MAY 2017 • ISSUE 107 • WWW.FORUMPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS * STOCKBRIDGE ROMSEY

MICHELMERSH GRATELEY

HORSEBRIDGE

UPPER CLATFORD TIMSBURY

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We hope you enjoy our early Summer edition of the Forum. Our feature theme this month is Health, Beauty and Wellbeing, of which have such a plethora of wonderful businesses in and around the Test Valley, that offer an eclectic range of services. We also have many interesting features and articles from our writers that amuse and inform. There is also the opportunity to take part in the Curious Arts Festival competition, for a chance to win a family ticket worth £300! Don't forget that The Forum is also available online. Our website has all three Forum magazine areas for you to read. It also features a local information section that has all of the local clubs and societies in detail. You can also find us and follow us on:Facebook Forum Publications @Forumpub Instagram Forumpublications Twitter Forum Publications @Forum_Magazines We pride ourselves on being a community focused magazine and strive to be as inclusive as possible.Your support is always valued and appreciated! Enjoy reading...

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What's On MAY 3

MAY

Broughton Floral Club

7.30p.m. at Kings Somborne Village Hall. Floral Demonstration entitled “Strictly Flowers” by Martina Coleman. This is the fourth event in the “Golden Year” of the Club. Visitors are welcome. Admission for non-members £5 (pay at the door) includes tea/coffee after the demonstration.

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Fracking and the Countryside - Facts and Impacts

if you have items to donate to the jumble come to the hall between 9am - 12pm, selling starts at 2pm. For more information call Michelle 01264 889388.

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Men at Work - The Tentmakers of Cairo

Unique hand-stitched applique wall art from the Street of Tentmakers, Cairo at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, SP2 7QY. Admission free. Opening hours: MondayFriday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9.30am5.30pm. For more information email: admin@fishertonmill.co.uk or visit: www. fishertonmill.co.uk

MAY

Buffalo Yard Music Night

Join us for Bands, Beer & Burgers in the Farmyard. 4pm – midnight. Live Music from: Uncle Tom’s Cobbleys, Rock Bottom Blues Band, Dirty Brass Hooks, Mavis Grind, Fields and Sky, Stevie T Blues Band, and other bands to be confirmed. Tickets are £5 at our Farm Shop or online: www.broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk. £8 on the door. Camping is also available at £10 a pitch. At Broughton Water Buffalo, Broughton, SO20 8AN. For more information email: tania@water-buffalo. co.uk

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Antiques, Furniture & Collectors’ Event

An opportunity to browse, experience and buy a wide range of antiques, furniture and collectables from local traders. A wide variety in age and style of interior, exterior and decorative items. Free entry. All ages welcome. Enquiries to lakewoodsmith@ hotmail.co. or 07970 797306

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MAY

Jumble Sale

Wallop Primary School Hall, 2pm - 4pm. 50p admission, tea, coffee & cake on sale also. Items for sale will be clothes, jewellery, shoes, bags, DVDs, Bric-a-brac, books. Alternatively

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Broughton Village Fete

12pm – 3pm at Broughton Sports Field

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Pete Shaw in Concert

Presented by Weyhill Electronic Organ Society. An evening of melodic, easy listening music, performed on electronic keyboard Venue: Fairground Hall,Weyhill, SP11 0QN Tickets £5 in advance, from Just Teasin, 40 Bridge Street, Andover - or £6 at the door. For further information phone 01264 323213 or visit www.weyhill-eos.co.uk

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An Evening of Welsh Song and Hampshire Brass

Caroline Dibden, an experienced petroleum geologist and a member of CPRE's national Fracking Advisory Group will shed light on the process and impacts of fracking in an illustrated talk which has been very well received elsewhere.The talk follows the AGM and social for CPRE members and would-be members at 6.30 which we warmly invite you to attend.

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Featuring the Builth Male Voice Choir and Andover Town Band. At St Mary's Church, Andover. Doors open 6.30pm, concert starts at 7pm.Tickets £12 available from Andover Framing, 4 High Street, Andover, SP10 1NX. In aid of The Countess of Brecknock Hospice at Home Service and other local charities.

MAY

An Evening with Dougie Squires MVO, OBE

Introduction by Major Sir Michael Parker KCVO, CBE. 7.45 pm at Wherwell Village Hall.Ticket price £10 available from Anna Lipa (01264 860879) or Judith Herridge (01264 860652) or on the door on the night. Proceeds from the Evening to go to St. Peter & Holy Cross Church.

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Project Workshops Open Studio

10am - 4pm.Two wonderful days for all the family to see behind the doors of studios. There will be demonstrations of glass blowing by Mark Taylor and David Hill, well know for their astonishing range of reproduction glass blowing, and pieces for television and film documentaries. The Talos Foundry will be open showing how bronzes are cast. Artists will be showing their work including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, stone carvers, knife makers, metal work and jewellery. Coffee and food available, free parking and all welcome including children - under supervision. At Quarley, Near Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PX. Painting: Antarctic evening, watercolour by Sally Milligan.

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MAY - 21 MAY

Art Exhibition and Sale of Work Theme - “The Test Valley”

Fine paintings and sculptures by local artists in The Test Valley. Small charge for entry at: King’s Somborne Village Hall, Free Parking. 20th May 10am-5pm - 21st May 10am-4pm Entry forms and other details from Hugh Dumas (hpedumas@gmail.com) Tel: 01794 388275

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Broughton & Bossington Horticultural Society

Plant Stall on Saturday 20th May in the Square. Selling commences at 9.30 am.

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Broughton Water Buffalo Open Farm

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Church Services ANDOVER

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O St. Michael & All Angels Sunday 7 May 10.30 Sunday Celebration Sunday 14 May 10.30 Eucharist Service Sunday 21 May 10.30 Eucharist Service 11.30 Traidcraft Shop Sunday 28 May 10.30 Eucharist Service

O St. Mary the Less Sunday 7 May 18.00 Benefice Evensong Sunday 14 May 10.00 Christian Aid Morning Prayer Service Sunday 21 May 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 28 May 10.00 Family Service

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O St. James Sunday 7 May 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 21 May 11.00 Rogation Holy Communion Outdoors 18.00 Meditation

O St. Mary's Sunday 7 May 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 14 May 10.00 Morning Worship Sunday 21 May 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 28 May 10.00 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School

BROUGHTON O St. Mary's Sunday 7 May 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 The Bible Uncovered Sunday 14 May 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 21 May 08.00 Holy Communion Thursday 25 May 18.00 Ascension Day Hymn Singing from the Tower Sunday 28 May 09.30 Family Communion Wednesdays 09.30 Holy Communion

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HOUGHTON O All Saint's Church Sunday 14 May 09.30 Holy Communion Friday 28 May 18.00 Evensong

KING'S SOMBORNE O Methodist Church Sunday 7 May 10.30 Holy Communion Sunday 14 May 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 21 May

10.30 Morning Worship 3.30 Messy Church Sunday 28 May 10.30 Morning Worship O St. Peter & St. Paul Wednesday 3 May 10.15 Holy Communion Sunday 7 May 10.00 Parish Communion Sunday 14 May 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 All Age Worship Wednesday 17 May 10.15 Holy Communion Sunday 21 May 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Matins 18.00 ALiVE All Age Worship Sunday 28 May 10.00 Parish Communion 15.00 Spring Service at All Saints, Little Somborne

LITTLETON O St. Catherines Sunday 7 May 16.00 Cafe Church in Church Room Sunday 14 May 10.00 Christian Aid Family Communion Service Sunday 21 May 10.00 Morning Worship 18.00 Peace & Wholeness Sunday 28 May 10.00 Family Communion

MOTTISFONT O St. Andrew's Sunday 7 May 18.00 Evensong Sunday 14 May 11.00 Messy Church Club Sunday 28 May 11.00 Family Service

NETHER WALLOP O St. Andrew's Sunday 7 May 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 14 May 09.30 Family Communion Sunday 21 May 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 28 May 09.30 Family Service

OVER WALLOP O St. Peter's Sunday 7 May 09.30 Family Service Sunday 14 May 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 21 May 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 28 May 08.00 Family Service

SPARSHOLT O St. Stephen's Sunday 7 May 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 14 May 10.00 Welcome Worship Sunday 21 May 10.00 Matins Sunday 28 May 10.00 Family Communion

WHERWELL O St. Peter & Holy Cross Sunday 7 May 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 14 May 18.00 Benefice Evensong Sunday 21 May 10.00 Family Service Sunday 28 May 08.00 Holy Communion 18.00 Meditations


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Community Garden A NEW VISION FOR ANDOVER

BROUGHTON OPEN GARDENS SUNDAY 25TH JUNE: 2PM TO 6PM

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fter 12 months of consultation working with residents, businesses, schools and community groups across Andover, the town now has a document which will set out how Andover will become an even better place to live over the next 20 years. Around 70 stakeholders and supporters have been invited to the launch of the new Andover Vision on Saturday April 8.Test Valley Borough Council have helped facilitate and bring it together but they are just one of the partners involved in the project.

s Broughton is a beautiful small village near Stockbridge in the Test Valley. The Wallop Brook flows through the village and is featured in many of its gardens. Come, walk in our fifteen gardens and enjoy the styles and imagination of our keen gardeners. Be impressed at a garden known through the National Gardens Scheme, and another exhibiting national prize winning vegetables. Meander through Broughton allotments patchwork of vegetables; meet the irritating scarecrows with a quiz to bug you! Have a stroll to the village church and dovecot to enjoy beautiful the floral displays. Pop some money in your pocket and stop for a cuppa, an afternoon tea, at the village hall from 3.00pm. If you fancy, hop on the free village bus and be shuttled around for the afternoon. Tickets for the event are £10.00 available from 1.00pm on the day at the Village Hall. There is ample parking in the village. Broughton Horticultural Society with St Mary’s Church (Funding Improvements to St Marys Church) For more information contact Chris Lloyd on 01794 301546 or 07917730811

The five ambitions are;

1. Being part of a connected community – a connected Andover that inspires pride, celebrates diversity and is a community where everyone is welcome and wants to join in.

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2. Having a great green environment – an Andover that enhances its green and recreational spaces and nurtures its natural environment 3. Being part of a thriving town centre – an Andover town centre that offers a unique experience and showcases its retail, leisure and heritage offer from day into evening. 4. Supporting business, jobs and skills in the town - an enterprising Andover which builds on its great location and which encourages business and new talent to start, grow and flourish. 5. Access to great health – an Andover where people live well and are able to make good lifestyle choices, with access to high quality facilities, support and information. Following the launch, the partnership will work on the projects through its action plan. The document will also be used as a basis on which to attract funding and new opportunities to the town as well as encouraging partners to use it to guide their future policies and strategies relating to Andover. The previous Andover Vision delivered a great deal over the last ten years, including a new theatre, cinema and college, Andover Business Park, and an annual programme of town fairs and markets. Test Valley Borough Council www.testvalley.gov.uk 12

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s Winter moves into Spring plans are moving ahead for the much anticipated Longparish Open Gardens weekend on July 8th/ 9th. Fourteen local gardens from small but beautiful to large and impressive will be open to visitors. Even village allotment holders are putting on a display and visitors will also be able to explore “the common” off Southside Road. Designated parking areas are being arranged and tea and cakes will be sold in the village hall. The event is a reminder of the popular Longparish Gardens Festival held twelve years ago. Tickets will cost six pounds – purchased on the day - and allow visitors entry to all the gardens on both days between 1.00pm and 5p.m. Children are free. Also, separate tickets will be on sale in advance for a special evening of music, nourishment and relaxation on the Saturday evening. Jazz By The River will be held at Lower Mill.


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Clubs & Societies ARTS & CRAFTS O Abbotts Ann Arts For more information: Tel: 01264 712149. www.abbottsannarts.webs.com

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O Abbotts Ann Players For more information visit our Facebook page or contact Trish Wallis 01264 710918.

O Stockbridge Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) For more information: Chair: Mark Frank - Tel: 01264 810562. Vice-chair: Debbie:Tel: 01264 810147 www.stockbridgeamdrams.org.uk

O The Fly Dressers’ Guild John Leatherly - Tel: 01264 364850. Ron Dodson - Tel: 01264 810169 O Test Valley Turners For more information: Tel: 01962 851979

O Andover Art Society For more information: www.andoverartsociety.co.uk Keith Pattison 01264 392411. O Andover Flower Club. For more information: Jo: 01264 355335. O Broughton Amateur Dramatic Group – BADG For more information: Kate Fawcett: 01794 301754 O Burdock Valley Players Upper Clatford For more information: Sarah Chambers - Tel: 07901 866495 www.burdockvalleyplayers.com O Chilbolton Players For more information: Richard RichardsonTel: 01264 861082 or visit: www.chilboltonplayers. org.uk O Clatford Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) For more information: Chairman: Cliff Tucker - Tel: 01264 324513. Secretary: Ann Buckley Tel: 01264 365506 O Embroiderers Guild For more information: www. andoverembroiderersguildco.uk or Tel: 01264 364688 O Hampshire Woodcarvers For more information: Tel: 01425 470906 or www. hampshirewoodcarvers.blogspot. com

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O Bell Ringing at Sparsholt For more information: Tel: 01962 808167 jennywatson0831@hotmail.com O Bell Ringing, Kings Somborne For more information:Tel: 01794 388266 O Romsey Choral Society For more information: www.romseychoral.org.uk or call 07780 682316.

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O Romsey Male Voice Choir For more information visit: www.romseymvc.co.uk or call 01794 513235. O Test Valley Brass For more information: secretary@testvalleybrass.co.uk

HORTICULTURE O Broughton Floral Club For more information: Tel: 01794 516289

O Weyhill Electronic Organ Society For more information: www.weyhill-eos.co.uk Tel:01264 323213.

O St Mary’s Church, Broughton, Flowers: Gabrielle Tait Tel: 01794 301283

O Wherwell Singers Dale Webb:Tel: 01264 860074 www.wherwellsingers.org

O Stockbridge Church Flowers Angela McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236

O Zumba for Everyone For more information: www. zumba-around-winchester.com or contact sue@plays-r-ussell.com or Tel: 07947 410394

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O Test Valley Citizens Advice For more information: www.testvalleycab.org.uk or 01264 363545 or 01794 522137 O Test Valley Motor Enthusiasts Club For more information: Chairman, Ruth Hughes: 01794 515499 www.tvme.org.uk O Worthy Down Stamp Club For more information: Contact: dennisthomson@btinternet.com T:01264 358421

65+ SENIOR CITIZENS O Royal Air Force Association Ben Warren Tel: 01264 810522 O Royal British Legion For more information: Chair - Clive Mantell Tel: 01264 810804. Secretary: John Gale Tel: 01962 760225 Poppies: A McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236 O Royal British Legion Womens Section

For more information: (Stockbridge Branch) Secretary: Joyce Compton Tel: 01264 810898

65+ MUSIC & DANCE O African Drumming - Part of Broughton Traditional Arts Group (BTAG) For more information: Libby Redman: 01794 301228 O Andover Town Band For more information T:01264 324056 O Andover Music Club For more information: www.andovermusicclub.co.uk Tel: 0845 269 1812

OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES O Broughton Twinning Association For more information contact: President: Dave Evans. Secretary: Juliette Keane. email: broughtontwinning@gmail.com O Test Valley Croquet Club For more information:Tel 01264 710918/trishwallis2007@gmail.com

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Jane's Kitchen LETTUCE & TARRAGON SOUP

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his is a delicious if delicate soup and ideal for using up any of your home grown lettuce that may have ‘shot’. Like all good soups it needs a good flavoured stock. Home made from a roast chicken carcass with vegetables added is always good and if strained well makes a clear stock. However a cube will do too. To make a richer soup the addition of single cream is optional. I serve it with oatmeal scones or wholemeal bread so not to spoil the subtle flavour.

Ingredients • • • • •

1 Small onion or shallot finely chopped 1oz of butter or margarine. A head of lettuce (dark green variety such as butter head or little gem) washed and Sliced. 1 ½ – 2pts chicken or vegetable stock 2 – 3 sprigs of fresh tarragon

To finish - a small amount of single cream and some diced cucumber

Method Sweat the onion or shallot in the butter until just transparent. Add the lettuce and stir over a low heat until just wilted. Add the chicken or vegetable stock plus the tarragon, if using dried tarragon be sparing as it will give a stronger flavour. Season to taste and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the soup and add the cream, if using, and adjust seasoning. Finish with the cucumber, diced or cut into ‘matchsticks’. From ‘Jane’s Kitchen’ - An enjoyable read and delightful reflection of village life. Containing a collection of seasonal recipes for every occasion and budget. Illustrated with colour photography and watercolours throughout. Available from Leckford Farm Shop, Chilbolton Village Stores or direct from: randjbrown12@btinternet.com Price £6.99

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all proceeds going to the nominated charity. Members of the three local churches will provide teas at Longstock Park Nursery on these Sundays. Only registered Assistance Dogs will be admitted to the garden and care should be taken to leave no litter.For more information: 01264 810924

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Seasoned mixed species of hardwood logs available in various load sizes and log lengths. I produce all my own firewood sourced from thinning and coppicing operations in FSC controlled sustainable local woodlands. My logs are naturally dried and stored in adapted barns for low moisture content and are always delivered dry. Firewood available all year round. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE

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HILTONBURY JERSEYS EST 1947

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Retro Glass Bottles • Hiltonbury Young Jerseys Sirloin, Fillet Steak, Burgers & Sausages in Stock Free Range Eggs, Milk & Cream

Will Soon Also be available at Local Farmers Markets as well as at the premises Open Daily: 7am - 7pm

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Education

SCINTILLATING SCIENCE WEEK AT GODOLPHIN!

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t Godolphin, we are proud of the number of girls who excel in Science, with half of the girls in the Sixth Form currently taking a Science subject at A-level. This is due, in no small part, to a great team of motivated, inspiring teachers who go above and beyond to bring Science to life. At no time is this more evident than during Science Week, where a huge range of activities, events and quizzes take place. The week was full of hands-on experiments, brain-teasing tasks, inspiring presentations and a great deal of fun for both students and staff. Science Week started with an ‘Inspiring People’ talk from Dame Carol Black, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Principal of Newnham College Cambridge. During her speech, she entertained, educated and enlightened the listening girls about the importance of Science in everyday life and how vital it is to break the maledominated view of the subject. The next day, the Quiz boards in the Science block went live, along with the ‘Good Eggs of Easter’ competition – a lovely idea that rewarded a different girl every day for her effort in Science. Year 3 had an early start as they set off to Birmingham for the Big Bang Science Fair where highlights included various scientific demonstrations, hands on experiments and talking robots! On Friday, staff and girls teamed up to make their own ‘geodes’, beautifully coloured crystals created by adding boiling water to Aluminium Potassium Sulphate and growing the crystals in an egg shell. Monday’s Chemistry activity involved firing methane rockets which went off really well, hitting the back wall of the lab with some force and, on a gloriously sunny Spring Tuesday morning, the iPad scavenger hunt involved staff and girls racing around our grounds to identify and photograph plants and animals. Apparently they had ‘a really good work-out!’ It was the turn of Physics on Wednesday, with a range of experiments that demonstrated momentum, pressure, water tension, smart polymers, temperature and crystals. The Inter-House Science Quiz was the grand finale of a really successful week. One of the most popular events in the school calendar, girls competed in houses for the prized trophy in a series of heats based on popular game-shows such as ‘Millionaire Drop’ and ‘Mastermind’. This year, it was Hamilton’s turn to be awarded first prize with huge cheers from both students and staff. For further information on the Godolphin Schools contact: Mrs Jo Coleman - Press Office 01722 430 576 colemanj@godolphin.wilts.sch.uk www.godolphin.org

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Education ANDOVER’S SPORTS STUDENTS INSPIRE YOUNG FEMALES IN FOOTBALL

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ndover College Sports students put girls from five local secondary schools through their football paces at a Hampshire tournament to encourage young females to play the beautiful game.Year 8 students from each of the local schools played at the event, held at John Hanson Community School in association with the Hampshire Football Association (FA). As part of their studies, the BTEC Extended Diploma Sports students organised the tournament over the course of several weeks. Responsible for every aspect of the event, the students created and delivered all communications and marketing as well as arranging refereeing and coaching on the day. The results were a well-planned and expertly executed day and a thorough success in promoting girls to play sports. Working alongside Tom and the Sports student co-ordinators was Dan Greenwood, Children & Young People Football Development Officer at the Hampshire FA. Dan said: “Andover College were fantastic in delivering the event. The students showed great leadership and organisational skills to ensure that the event was enjoyable for all. It was fantastic to see the students contribute to the growth of female football in the Andover area and we hope to work with the College again to deploy their leaders of the future.” Hampshire FA are working hard to double the number of female participants in the game with the College’s full support. Schools participating at the event were John Hanson Community School, Harrow Way Community School, The Wellington Academy, Test Valley School and Testbourne Community School. Andover College Sports lecturer Lloyd Kettlety strongly believes in the importance of equipping students with transferable skills in the Sports industry, in order for them to take full advantage of a diverse range of opportunities. He explains: “Organisation of a sports event forms a key module in the Sports curriculum, providing valuable life skills for students to boost employability after completing their studies. Time pressures, promotion and liaising with others professionally are all key skills used across various sports careers in the industry. Preparing students with this kind of knowledge and experience increases their opportunity to access a wider range of sporting roles and therefore the development of long and successful careers.” Choose from a range of Sports courses to study at Andover College and secure yourself a place for September 2017 at: www.andover.ac.uk 20

HORRIS HILL SCHOOL OPEN MORNING - SATURDAY 20 MAY

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orris Hill School has a unique ethos which provides a rigorous and extensive academic, sporting, musical and artistic foundation. If you want a caring, nurturing and rounded environment for your son, then we recommend signing up for their Open Morning on Saturday 20th May. They deliver success by achieving places and awards at the very best senior schools and by developing boys with impeccable manners, good humour and active brains! In the past academic year awards to senior schools have included - Outstanding Talent at Harrow, Academic at Winchester, Eton, Radley and Marlborough, Music at St Edward’s Oxford, Sport at Millfield. The majority of 13+ leavers go onto Eton and Winchester, as well as Radley, Sherborne, Marlborough, St Edwards, Millfield amongst others. Recent 2017 successes have included the U13A rugby team winning the IAPS National Small Schools Sevens tournament (a brilliant win against some excellent opponents), the awards to senior schools that the top year have so far earned for Academic, Sport, Music, Drama and Outstanding Talent and the school placing fifth in the National Satips General Knowledge competition; The Senior Chess Team also won the Regional round of the U19 National Schools Chess Championship regional round against Radley College - a fantastic win against much older opponents! They believe that the period from 7 - 13 years of age are the most critical in any boys' life. These are the years where the foundations of the men they can become are laid. At such a crucial stage in their cultural development, they believe that an all-boys’ school provides the optimal setting where boys will exercise their intellectual inquisitiveness, free to explore all avenues, building self-confidence and awareness in a safe and encouraging environment. Plus they have 90 acres of grounds for sport, activities, den building, bushcraft and for letting off steam! They offer a wide variety of sports and extra-curricular activities, so that every boy has the opportunity to develop interests away from the classroom. The main sports are Rugby, Football, Cricket, Hockey and Tennis. They also have our own golf course, train and modelling room, squash court and cross country course. For boys with green fingers, they have their very own Kitchen Garden, where they also have Chickens and Pigs! They also offer Lamda for budding performers, Judo, Mandarin, Shooting, Climbing and a hugely successful Chess Club. The relatively small size of the school allows every boy to play a full part in school life, through which he will learn how he can make a difference to his surroundings. Horris Hill promote personal qualities that allows the boys to get the best from each other and their surroundings and they actively encourage the boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other. It is easy to forget that such a supportive, kind and confident culture is now something of a rarity. There is no doubting that they have been busy, striving to achieve as much as possible, but each challenge has been met with enthusiasm and Horris Hill boys continue to be gracious no matter what the result. To see for yourself what a difference a Horris Hill education could make for your son, please visit. Simply email registrar@horrishill.com to arrange an appointment. They look forward to welcoming you to Horris Hill.


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Curious Arts Festival 2017

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urious Arts Festival is the UK’s most illuminating and eclectic boutique festival; taking place in the New Forest on 21 - 23 July 2017. Renowned for attracting the cream of UK and international literary talent, this unique festival also offers a glittering array of the cultural, creative and curious, including comedy, music and a packed children’s programme. Set in beautiful Pylewell Park, near Lymington, the Curious Arts Festival is a celebration of talent with an eccentric, garden party vibe. It has a glittering programme of events to amuse, intrigue and enlighten audiences, from the youngest creative minds through to the most seasoned appreciators of the Arts.

With stunning views of the Solent on one side and the majesty of the country house and glorious gardens on the other, Curious offers an intimate opportunity to hear great authors, talented musicians and hilarious comedians, whilst reclining in a deck chair Curious Brew in hand. Day tickets from £55. Camping is free and situated in arguably the most idyllic spot in the New Fores or glamping options are available. Find out more at www.curiousartsfestival.com

Programme highlights include

The amazing singer songwriter Tom Odell, the soulful Izzy Bizu, the legendary writer, film-maker and publisher Dave Eggers, the People’s Poet Lemn Sissay, the foremost chronicler of our emotional lives Joanna Trollope, and Mock The Week’s hilarious Ed Byrne. Curious family adventures include: Breath of Life Puppetry workshops, a Jabberwocky Hunt, cartoon club and songwriting workshops. Ella Berthoud will be offering Story Cures for children and their families and there will be a series of events with The Week Junior. Our new afternoon acoustic stage will offer a chilled setting to relax with an ice cream (or G&T), enjoying the sea views and glorious gardens whilst listening to the soothing sounds of some of the UK’s best acoustic acts, including Aine Cahill, Jordan Mackampa and Alex Francis. There will be a dazzling display of comedy from BBC Radio 4 host Simon Evans, The Noise Next Door, Paul Tonkinson, Nat Luurtsema and others. Then as dusk falls the musicians take the stage with a funky line up including Izzy Bizu, Ibibio Sound Machine and Seramic on Friday night and charttopping, award winning Tom Odell, John Niven and a host of extraordinary special guests on Saturday. A plethora of other curious happenings include life drawing, cocktail masterclasses, breathing workshops, yoga, wine tasting, night time bat walks, authors cricket and snail racing. Expect illuminating adventures, lively literary chat, breakfast briefings on the day’s news, poetry workshops, and a fine array of food providers, including a pop-up restaurant.

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A family ticket worth £300! For the chance to win a family ticket, worth £300, to the Curious Arts Festival, email info@curiousartsfestival.com with the phrase “Curious Forum” and a winner will be selected at random. T&C: This prize consists of a Family weekend pass to Curious Arts Festival 2017 (Two adults and up to three children, aged 13 and under), worth £300 The festival runs from Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July. All festival goers are invited to camp at no extra charge in the beautiful grounds overlooking the sea, or Glamping options are available to book separately. The festival site is open for camping from noon on Friday to 10am on Monday. The winner will be notified directly by Curious Arts Festival and their tickets will be emailed to them by the ticketing company Eventbrite.


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Individual or cluster metal and glass votive candle holders £14.99 -£19.99 each - 36 West Street, New, Alresford, SO24 9AU Tel: 01962 732507 | www.design-realities.co.uk

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Antiques, Interiors, Collectables Auction May 16, 17 Viewings. Thur 11 (12-4pm), Fri 12, Sat 13, Mon 15 (10-4pm) Tel: 01962 735988 | www.andrewsmithandson.com

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Culture

ROMSEY BEGGARS FAIR -

SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017

bluegrass, classical and world music. Together with colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment there is plenty of entertainment on offer. From big bands on the Cornmarket main stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling there is something for everyone. The Beggars Fair is an annual event run entirely by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. It has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment. The day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people, and performers, back year after year. In addition,Youth in Romsey will also be presenting a fantastic selection of young musicians at their Youth Festival in The War Memorial Park along with other family activities. One of the original goals of the organisers in 1993 was “to create a new tradition for Romsey, involving musicians, dancers, entertainers and above all audience “. An event it certainly now is, truly unique community festival and the busiest Saturday in Romsey all year.

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usic, dance, fun and entertainment return to the streets of Romsey once again on Saturday 8th July 2017 when the 25th Beggars Fair returns. Expect to see and hear over 80 acts across 20 venues and all for FREE at Romsey’s Summer Music Festival. Throughout the streets and in venues all around the town, the best of local musicians bring you an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues, soul, rock,

BURDOCK VALLEY PLAYERS PRESENT THEIR LATEST PRODUCTIONS: AN EVENING OF COMEDY ON FRIDAY 5, SATURDAY 6 AND SUNDAY 7 MAY

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um’s Army’ is a hilarious, touching episode from the classic BBC TV series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and reputedly the latter's favourite episode. Mainwaring informs the platoon that the women of Walmington-on-Sea want to join their platoon to help the war effort. The Home Guard start recruiting women but as Mrs Mainwaring hasn’t left the house since Munich, she won’t be joining her husband’s platoon. So when newcomer Mrs Gray joins, Captain Mainwaring is set for a brief encounter. In ‘Rude Awakenings’, by Nicolas Ridley, everything usually runs so smoothly at the Little Gissing Art Group’s Annual Exhibition and Competition, but this year there are mishaps, complications and some quite surprising revelations. Full of laughter, but with a tear or two, the play revolves around the loves, lives, and losses of the four women whose stories are at the same time intriguing, entertaining, and really rather moving. At King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Upper Clatford, SP11 7QL. Evenings - Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday 6.00pm. Tickets £10 / £36 for 4 (includes a light supper), available on the website http://burdockvalleyplayers. com or in person at The Lights Box Office, Andover (weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm).

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The fun starts 11am on Saturday 8th July in The Cornmarket when The Mayor of Romsey will officially open the event along with Stilt walkers from Treviglio in Italy who are visiting in conjunction with Romsey Festival.

STOCKBRIDGE COMMUNITY CINEMA MAY SHOWINGS Moonlight (Cert 15)

Friday 19 May 2017 at 5.00pm and 7.30pm The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. 3 Academy Awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Showing at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk

The LEGO Batman Movie (Cert U)

Sunday 21 May 2017 at 2pm and 4.15pm In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham and, if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe learn to lighten up. A fund-raising film for the Friends of Stockbridge Primary School. Showing at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. Tickets £5.00 on sale from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk

Lion (Cert PG)

Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 4.30pm and 7.30pm A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later he sets out to find his lost family. Showing at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk


BRYAN HANLON AT THE WYKEHAM GALLERY FROM 12 - 26 MAY

WYKEHAM GALLERY Bryan Hanlon 12 May - 26 May

Opening Drinks

Friday 12 May: 6pm - 8pm

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Gallery Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Tel: 01264 810364 www.wykehamgallery.co.uk THe Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6HE

Sheep Under Liddington Hill - Bryan Hanlon

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ryan was born in Southampton and from a young age developed an eye for the natural world. His regular visits to the Itchen Valley between Mansbridge and Bishopstoke were a source of continuous inspiration.

In 1980 Bryan moved to Wiltshire to take up residence at the Lacewing Gallery in Marlborough in order to pursue a full time career as a painter and sculptor. Bryan draws inspiration from the glorious setting of his present home located in a wooded valley beneath the Marlborough Downs. Here, his acute observational skills enable him to bring to life the panoply of wildlife, flora and changing landscapes that surround him. It is obvious from this wonderfully executed body of work, much of which has been drawn from childhood memories and annual holidays to North Cornwall, that here is an artist not only in awe of nature’s span and diversification but also in tune with it. For more information, please call: 01264 810364 or visit: www.wykehamgallery.co.uk

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FINE ART, ANTIQUES, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th May

Viewing: Thursday 11th (12 noon – 4pm), Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Monday 15th (10am – 4pm) and mornings of sale from 8.30am

Illustrated catalogues available to view online at www.the-saleroom.com www.andrewsmithandson.com Enquiries: t:01962 735988 e:auctions@andrewsmithandson.com THE AUCTION ROOMS, MANOR FARM, ITCHEN STOKE, ALRESFORD SO24 0QT

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Culture

MEN AT WORK - THE TENTMAKERS OF CAIRO AT FISHERTON MILL FROM 9 - 30 MAY

patterns often associated with Islamic art, but the use of brilliant new colours and ever more complex designs have given them a decidedly contemporary twist. Originally these hangings were made to decorate the inside of tents used for special occasions such as weddings and other ceremonial events. Gradually such tents fell out of fashion and the demand for the hangings declined accordingly, with the growing tourist market replacing the domestic market. The number of craftsmen or tentmakers declined too and now there are less than 100 working in Cairo, all based in the old tentmaking street Chariah El-Khiamiah. These remaining craftsmen – and following tradition they are all men rather than women – still work using the traditional techniques of handstitched appliqué, but have increasingly felt free to experiment with new designs and update their craft for the 21st century.

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narrative links to the opulent choral textures. RCS is noted for the warmth of its vocal tone and rich blend - all impressively displayed throughout this programme. Confidence in contemporary harmonies and witty rhythmic challenges was further evident in Eric Whitacre’s brief Animal Crackers (words by Ogden Nash) whose humour was relished by performers and listeners alike. Richard McVeigh was a slick piano accompanist here and again in Joseph Horovitz’s Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo which formed the second half of the evening.

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n enthusiastic audience responded to an equally enthusiastic Romsey Choral Society for an intriguing and original animal-centred programme in the Chapel of St. Cross. Taking as its text the Creation story from Genesis, Aaron Copland’s unaccompanied In the Beginning would have made a daunting opener for the best of chamber choirs. Yet RCS was totally convincing in the beautiful, dense harmonies, shifting tonalities and chant-like rhythms of this major piece. They were anchored by professional mezzo soprano Jacqueline Fox providing angular 26

With Jacqueline Fox as narrator once more the choir provided sound effects, short solo contributions and very secure diction, essential in comic repertoire. Perhaps less hectic tempi in the resonant church would have enhanced the impact of Michael Flanders’ libretto but there was no denying the joyous involvement of all the captain’s crew! The concert’s title, Unicornis Captivatur, came from Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s 2001 setting of 14th century words about mythical animals. The choir seemed completely at home with its gorgeous unaccompanied chords, changing pace and at times rapid text delivery. It was good to hear new music presented with such conviction. This is a choir whose technique and enthusiasm stem directly from its conductor, Jamie W. Hall, who also demonstrated his own considerable vocal skills in the part of beleaguered Noah. Full marks to everyone for this whole enterprising concert. Words by Dereck Beck


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he Harmonium Singers’ summer concert this year celebrates 500 years of choral music and song since the Lutheran Reformation of 1517. Music includes choral items from the Lutheran tradition, plus anthems and parts songs from closer to home. Entitled ‘With A Voice Of Singing’, the concert opens with the joyous anthem of the same name by Martin Shaw. Then we hear a sequence of music stemming from Martin Luther’s philosophy of giving the people their voice in worship, or at least speaking to them directly in their own language – something which has had a profound effect on choral music ever since. The programme also includes music by British composers, with a special focus on the use of song to give voice to the beauty of nature and love. The concert is at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, West Andover (Colebrook Way) on Saturday 24 June starting at 7.30pm. Admission is £8 in advance from The Lights, Newbury Building Society or choir members, or £10 at the door on the night. Proceeds will go to the St Michael’s church redevelopment project. Further details at www.harmoniumsingers.org.uk

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s our climate warms, the number of vineyards around us is noticeably growing in both size and number. Geologically, this part of southern England has much in common with some of France’s major wine producing districts. The speaker, Hugh Liddell, is responsible for the Cottonworth vineyard, and will talk to us about the way the wine industry is developing in Hampshire, together with some of the ups and downs of being a winemaker in the Test Valley. Because of the recent and welcome growth in the numbers attending the lecture, we shall not open the doors until 7.35pm, to give us chance to set up. On this occasion, the entrance price will be £5, and include one glass of Hampshire wine, or some juice. Hugh will be selling additional tastings of Cottonworth’s products after the talk, and will also take orders, so bring your wallets. As usual, full time students can enter free of charge. This will be held on Wednesday 17th May, 8pm at Broughton Village Hall.

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A series of special prizes will be given away during the entry/ nomination period to businesses, picked at random, that enter. Now in its 13th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a small steering group of volunteers and supported by the Council – has become a well-established platform to promote business excellence and especially to shine a light on the many new and small innovative businesses operating out of sight. It is a great way to enable smaller enterprises to gain the recognition and exposure to grow. Businesses can enter themselves or nominate partners, suppliers, or other local businesses they feel are deserving of an Award, and members of the public may also nominate businesses. The Awards are free to enter and all nominations and entries must be done online, via the website. Businesses are encouraged to enter as many of the categories as possible, following the relevant judging criteria, with 200 – 250 words. Entries/nominations close at midnight on 8th May. For more information about the Awards, judging criteria, and to nominate or enter, please visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk. 30

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Sparsholt Village Fete will be held on Saturday 24th June from 1-4pm in the heart of our beautiful village. Stalls with gifts, plants, books, cakes and more. Raffle, coconut shy, splat-the-rat,etc. Admission £2 (children free). For more information contact Hilary: 07786 308934

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Wherwell Church Fete

Will be held at 12 noon on Saturday 10 June in picturesque Church Street. The Fete will offer a Pimms Tent and a lunchtime hot dog barbeque. Stalls will include a bouncy castle, tombola, games, plants, cakes, produce, books, gifts and more. Refreshments in the Village Hall.

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Summer Drinks & Canapes

Join us from 6.30pm in the beautiful walled garden of Houghton Lodge for a summer evening of drinks and canapes. Tickets: £12.50 (in advance only) available from: Julie Moldon: 01794 388204 / jmmoldon@googlemail. com or Sue Marshall: 01794 388538 / susanmarshall42@ icloud.com. Proceeds in aid of Friends of All Saints' Church, Houghton.

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Wherwell Singers' Gala Concert

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Longparish Open Gardens Weekend Fourteen local gardens from small but beautiful to large and impressive will be open to visitors. Designated parking areas are being arranged and tea and cakes will be sold in the village hall. Tickets - £6 which allow visitors entry to all gardens on either day between 1pm - 5pm.

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