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Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Haslemere and surrounding areas including Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Fernhurst, Grayshott, Hindhead, Liphook

Events

Haslemere Food and Beer Festival preview

Eating Out

Pubs with gardens summer special

Sport

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Beeny tips on Home Improvement Win £150 Champneys Membership News, Views, Business, Health, Grayshott and What’s On

Profile: Local racing driver Simon Acton


ISSUE 11 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2008

Contents Inside Life in Haslemere this issue Welcome News Lifestyle Health Grayshott

Happy holidays!

Helping heroes, Royal welcome and more

Sarah Beeny: It’s time for home improvements Summer eyecare special

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Elizabeth Gordon

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GalleryOne

Madama Butterfly Events Eating out Business News

Haslemere Food and Beer Festival Pubs with gardens

18 20

Eden in UK most wanted finals

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Surrey Women’s Business Club Haslemere Travel, BNI

Competition Sport

Win free membership at Champneys Forest Mere 26 RIB boating on the Solent

Haslemere and Lynchmere cricket clubs

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Meet racing driver Simon Acton Community

Lynchmere Society

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What’s On

Dates for your diary

31

Directory

South African sculpture Local contacts

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Welcome

Welcome Happy Holidays

Advertisers in this issue Advert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page

Advert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page

Alan Greenwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Littlejohn Bathrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Applegarth Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Limelight Accountancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Arco Felice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Martin Coakley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Atcost Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Mill Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

BarnKids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Moorlands Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

he holiday season is

Blaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Pride of the Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

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finally upon us, and

Caring Daycare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Richard C Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

many of you will be jetting

Chandlers Opticians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Rising Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

off somewhere in search of

Cherry Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Riverford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Collingwood Batchellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Rookery Barns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Creative Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Royal Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Eden Hair and Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Royal School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Granite Transformations . . . . . . . . . . .IBC

St. Edmunds School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

holidaying at home or

Grayshott Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Spotted Cow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

away, our summer eyecare

Haslemere Framing Company . . . . . . . .1

Strutt & Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC

special will make helpful

Haslemere Osteopathic Clinic . . . . . . . . .3

Survey Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

reading on page 12.

Haslemere Preparatory School . . . . . . .17

Tulip Tree Accountancy and Consultancy . . 1

Haslemere Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Ultimate Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Haslemere Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . .27

Waitrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

some (guaranteed!) sunshine. Whether you are

All this holiday-malarkey can prove an expensive time of year – the Life Mags office is a constant source of money-saving tips at the moment – I have certainly

“Follow my top tips and add value to your home” says Sarah Beeny

been making notes! Luckily for us, Property Ladder’s Sarah Beeny has been sharing her top tips on adding value to your home. With the current downturn in the housing market, staying put and improving existing premises is a popular choice. Turn to page 8 for more details. And if you are staying at home this summer, our Pubs with Gardens advertising feature on page 20 will provide a number of al fresco dining ideas you may not have thought of before. Also in this issue you will find a preview on the 2008 Haslemere Food Festival, all the latest Grayshott news, a nautical-themed Sports section and the opportunity to win a two-month membership at renowned health resort

Labrow Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Waterlooville Carpets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Land of Nod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Yeomans Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Leightons Hearing Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Yours Exclusively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Life in Alton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Zimsculpt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Distribution List

Camelsdale Arnold’s Garage Cee Gees Village Store

Grayshott Applegarth Farm Shop Fox and Pelican Grayshott Pottery Grayshott Spa Grayshott Village Post Office Tesco Express

Chiddingfold Chiddingfold Post Office

Grayswood Wheatsheaf Hotel

Churt Avalon Garden Centre Pride of the Valley Hotel

Haslemere Georgian House Hotel Hammonds Newsagents (Haslemere Station) Haslemere Museum Inn on the Hill Land of Nod Nobbs Newsagents Royal Oak Pub

Beacon Hill Jaycees Foodstore Brook Haslemere Garden Centre

Headley Down Martins Newsagents One Stop Fernhurst The Post Office The Newsagent

Hindhead De Vere Branksome Place Devil's Punchbowl Hotel Royal Parade Stores Kingsley Green Lythe Hill Hotel Liphook Champneys Forest Mere Gables Newsagents General Wine Company Old Thorns Milford Secretts Passfield Passfield Post Office Weyhill Aerial Systems/Bluestone FX Tesco

Champneys Forest Mere. If you would like your name to be added to this list. please contact us at

I’m off to pack my suitcase – Happy Holidays everyone!

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News

How the Hall do I get there? H

aslemere Hall has

replace the existing sign in West

protested to Surrey

Street with a double-sided sign,

County Council that there are

and add one at the end of

not enough road signs directing

Tanners Lane.

visitors to its tucked away location in Bridge Road. “At present there is only one

“What the Council doesn’t seem to realize is that this magnificent hall is a 340-seat

brown road sign at the end of

theatre which forms an integral

West Street,” says Richard

part of the community,” adds

Oldham, Manager at Haslemere

Richard, “and we constantly

at Hall, “and this becomes

struggle to publicize it as many

invisible when the estate agent

cannot find it, or even know

beside it [Mann and Co] puts its

it exists.”

canopy down,” he adds. A proposal has been sent to

A Surrey Youth Orchestra concert held at the hall in June

the Highways Department at

and sponsored by Surrey

Surrey County Council,

County Council had the

outlining the need for the venue

misfortune of playing to a less

to be better sign-posted. “We

than full house due to the fact

have asked for signs leading to

that many people could not

the hall from the main roads to

locate Haslemere Hall.

Haslemere through Weyhill,

At the time of going to press,

Midhurst and Petworth,” says

Surrey County Council was

Richard. The Highways

unable to comment on the

Department has agreed to

unresolved matter.

Haslemere Hall: well hidden and difficult to find www.haslemerehall.com

Going co-ed

Princess Royal duet by Verity Foster and speech to parents, staff,

S

governors and girls, the

what it describes as “the

Rosalind Sheppard. In her

t Edmunds School in Hindhead has made

Princess Royal talked about

natural progression to a

meeting challenges head on,

modern environment for

using success and failure in

education” by going co-ed.

sport as an example. The prize-giving ended with

Jane Olle, previously head of The Royal Junior

Vivaldi’s Gloria, sung by the

School, has been

senior school chamber choir,

appointed as Head of

and the National Anthem. This

Girls. She has prepared an

was the third occasion for the

agenda of ventures

girls, old girls, staff and

including sports activities.

governors to meet Princess

New facilities, such as

Anne, who resumed her

changing rooms, are also

Presidency of the School

nearly complete. Laura Boyd

in 2004.

Laura Boyd

Contact: St Edmunds Award winners receive recognition from Princess Anne

T

Portsmouth Rd, Hindhead,

he Royal School at

party, where she presented

Farnham Lane, Haslemere,

Farnham Lane in

awards at the Junior School

GU27 1HQ

GU26 6BH, Tel: 01428

Tel: 01428 603052

604808, visit:

visit: www.royal.surrey.sch.uk

www.saintedmunds.co.uk

Haslemere welcomed Princess Anne to its summer garden

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Contact: The Royal School,

School Trust Ltd,

prize-giving ceremony. There she enjoyed a harp


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New headmaster Helping our heroes heart and an accomplished cellist,

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Heroes and was

Patrick understands the

people gathered

AIG

importance of creativity within

at Chiddingfold

Investments,

education, and endeavours to

country estate

Thomas Eggar,

Headmaster at St Andrew’s

continue the strong family ethos

Ramster for a

Preparatory School in

within the school.

clay pigeon

H

aslemere Preparatory

School will welcome new

Headmaster Patrick Wenham in September. Patrick, who is currently Deputy

Eastbourne, will replace Kevin

A self-confessed thespian at

ore than 180

supported by

He says: "With small class sizes and a dedicated teaching staff, we

money for Help for

France with his family.

will aim to deliver an education

Heroes in June.

team Chaleshurst, David Henriques, says: “It has been a

Help for Heroes raises money

truly tailored to developing

choral scholar, Patrick has

children's individual interests and

for active troops in Afghanistan

previously worked at Tanglin Trust

talents."

and Iraq to ensure they get the

School, a globally renowned expatriate school in Singapore. He

superb day for such a wonderful charity.” The organising committee (Malcolm and Rosie Glaister, Mark

best service and facilities

The staff and children at Haslemere Preparatory School are

Captain of local winning

shoot to raise

Merrick, who is relocating to A Cambridge graduate and

and EADS. Clay pigeon shoot raises £51,000

Somers and David Jones) decided

available.

to hold the event after hearing

The charity also aids

has led courses in professional

excited at the prospect of

development for teachers both in

welcoming Patrick in September,

rehabilitation. In the last year,

about the tremendous work that

the UK and abroad, where he has

and wish him every success in his

more than £6 million has been

the charity supports.

lectured in how children

new position in the school.

raised to support the MOD facility

learn effectively. He is a great believer in the

Contact: Haslemere Preparatory

Rosie Glaister, of Ramster, says, “We are delighted to hold this

at Headley Court. On the day, 20 teams competed

terrific event for our injured

benefits of a broad education,

School, The Heights, Hill Road,

and enjoyed a Champagne

soldiers, sailors and airmen and

and strongly supports the arts

Haslemere, GU27 2JP, Tel: 01428

reception and fundraising lunch.

their families who need our help

alongside the advantages of

642350, visit

There was also an auction. The

right now. It’s something we all

event raised £51,000 for Help For

wanted to help with, especially as

sports and outdoor pursuits.

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Lifestyle

“Follow my six basic rules,” says Sarah Beeny

Shedding light on the matter: Owl Lighting

Home sweet home

“Any homeowner should take these basics listed in to consideration when embarking on a new improvement

With the mood in the housing market darkening, some homeowners are delaying plans to move and deciding on improvements instead. Sarah Beeny from Channel 4’s Property Ladder spoke to Life in Haslemere about making a difference in difficult times. By Rosey Briggs

project,” Sarah advises. As Sarah recommends, you can add extra space to your property without

• It costs 10% of the value of your home

detached building that can be

to move, so you could reasonably

difference and doing one job really well

used for multi-purposes.

decide to spend up to that if you decide

will create the best impact. So, for

Rookery Barns, based in

to stay.

instance, replace the roof or sort out the

• If you are dealing with a development property, then over-estimate your

plumbing.

Oakhanger, designs a lot of green oak-framed, barn-style structures that can be garages

• Transform the garden to make an

with a games room above, or a

likely spend and under-estimate the

impact. Make the most of any outdoor

combination of pool-

sale price as a good rule of thumb.

space and think about it like an extra

house/home office.

Be rational about the cost and type of

room. Make sure you can see the

“The traditional nature of our

improvements in the light of

outside space even when it’s too wet or

this calculation.

cold to get out there.

• The best thing for any property is to

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of the house by creating a

• It’s the big things that will make the

materials means that the structures are in keeping with

• Don’t be swayed by fashions in interiors

older character homes and they weather attractively, while

increase square footage to add value –

because they are cyclical. It’s best to

so build an extra room or an extension

forge your own way forward with your

Catherine Casey, Marketing

if you are allowed. An attic conversion

interior schemes and mix a little

Manager for Rookery Barns.

adds more usable square footage too.

modernity with some classicism.

being a solid structure,” says

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compromising the layout

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Clever use of space produces stunning results: Littlejohn Bathrooms

Tailor-made curtains from Sue Johnson Interiors

Sometimes overhauling a key

dimmer switches gives

At the Land of Nod in

consider adding a second

room interior is the solution

another dimension, changing

Haslemere Lower Street,

bathroom. As Sarah says:

to home improvement. A

halogen from white and

Stewart Jay will use

“Adding square footage adds

paint job needn’t cost the

punchy to a warm glow when

customers’ measurements to

value.” If space is short then

earth and freshens any room

dimmed.

help plan a bedroom for

the corners of a bedroom or a

optimum storage capacity,

loft are ideal locations and

and will have furniture made

clever, sophisticated design will produce stunning results.

instantly. Using a

Dimmers also increase lamp

contemporary colour palette

(bulb) life — helping energy

updates the space. A popular

consumption — and reduce

to measure. He reports a trend

choice at the moment is a

some of the heat given off.

for painted furniture in

neutral off-white with one

For larger lighting schemes, a

neutral colours, with handles

Petersfield, often use showers

darker feature wall — maybe

control system will change the

and surfaces left natural.

as a practical choice as they

dark brown — or one boldly-

lighting scene at the touch of

designed papered wall.

a button.

Window designs

areas like the slope of a roof.

are versatile for awkward To complete the look, don’t

Neutral colours and high

New furniture

forget the windows —

quality brands create a prestigious feel and luxurious

But remember Sarah Beeny’s advice on not to follow trends

Littlejohns, based in

too closely and go with your

As Sarah says, a job worth

“Window treatments really

gut instinct. Better lighting

doing is worth doing well.

make a room,” says interior

touches like floor lighting and

can be another answer to

New furniture will

designer Sue Johnson, whose

under-floor heating will add

brightening a room, and

complement a fresh

business is in Sheet. “Tailor-

atmosphere and make the

where light is placed can be as

decorating scheme, and is a

made curtains make a room

room feel inviting.

important as the type of

good investment purchase.

feel warm and welcoming, and they add colour, texture

Kitchen Comfort

Batchellor in Haslemere tells

and individuality, but equally

The hub of the home is

Owl Lighting in Alresford,

us that “light oak, clean,

you can use blinds on smaller

undeniably the kitchen. It

finds that “good lighting can

simple furniture is popular at

windows. Simple wood

often takes up a considerable

define space, create zones,

the moment for bedrooms”.

venetian and roman blinds

amount of the ground floor

highlight good features and

Customised freestanding

always look sophisticated.”

space and is an area where

disguise bad, and even change

furniture can optimise

the way we see colour”.

available space as effectively

Better bathrooms

to make a big impact.

lighting used. Sally Stephenson, who runs

Gary from Collingwood

money is well spent in order For a long time kitchens

as fitted, with the added

The bathroom is emerging as

or features makes the eye

advantage that it can be

the new luxury room in the

have incorporated a dining

focus on those objects. Using

moved around or taken away.

house and for real impact

area. Now they are commonly Life

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Lighting the walls, furnishings

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Life Keep it neutral: the Occasional range pine from The Land of Nod

Collingwood Batchellor recommends ‘light oak, clean and simple furniture’ for dining areas and bedrooms

The Foxhill structure from Rookery Barns

“Lollipop bays make a really good welcome feature. As with interiors, choose neutral schemes when it comes to hard landscaping, and try to plan for structure throughout the year with your planting, so there is always something to see,” is the advice from Charles Blumlein, Soft Landscape Manager at Transform. “It’s always a good idea to make space in your garden to grow your own vegetables, and these areas can be made beautiful too — touches

designed with a desk space

In the garden

and WiFi access too. Space

As Sarah recommends,

like using hazel pea sticks

allowing, there may also be a

gardens should not be

instead of bamboo canes

sofa and flat screen TV,

overlooked. Local landscape

can make all the difference,”

making them a real family

designers Transform

he adds.

room. Local designers

recommend investing in

Moorlands Kitchens advise

quality, timeless designs and

be afraid to follow your

“Finally,” says Sarah, “Don’t

going for neutral light colours

avoiding cheap makeovers.

dreams. Anything is possible

on doors and floors — sand or

Stay away from fads with

with the right research,

light blue, deep upstands that

limited appeal and make

budget, and advice.

match work surfaces and

a good first impression

Good luck!”

double-doored larders.

front garden.

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DIRECTORY OF LOCAL SUPPLIERS Brewers: 01428 651717, www.brewers.co.uk Collingwood Batchellor: 01428 641947, www.collingwoodstores.co.u k Land of Nod: 01428 658007, www.inthelandofnod.co.uk Littlejohn Bathrooms: 01730 231050, www.littlejohn.co.uk Moorlands Kitchens: 01428 658300, moorlandkitchen@aol.com Owl Lighting: 01962 738689, www.owl-lighting.co.uk Reflections Bathrooms: 01428 645873, www.reflectionsbathrooms Rookery Barns: 01420 488870, www.rookerybarns.com Sue Johnson Interiors: 01730 266351

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Transform Landscapes: 01428 652222


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Health

Here’s looking at you

Taking care of your eyes is always important, and in the summer they are more exposed to the elements and at an increased risk. Life in Haslemere’s Rosey Briggs asks local experts for their tips on keeping eyes healthy during the holiday season

Look sharp!

reduce age-related risks.

with ‘dry eye’. The extra

salty, or ‘hyper-tonic’ and this

sunlight, pollen allergies, fans

causes damage to the front of

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Examinations: An eye

and air conditioners in

the eye and to the cells that

watch television and drive well

examination can detect

summer can make this worse.

secrete for a healthy tear film.

ith an ageing population continuing to read,

3) Have Regular Eye

into later life, the retention of

problems with vision, directly

good eyesight has never been

related ocular health problems

nutrients from tears. There

more important,” says

or even underlying health

are two sorts of tears:

eye specialist. “The good news

Haslemere optician Martin

issues affecting the body as a

‘constant’, to lubricate the eye,

is that we finally understand

The eye gets its oxygen and

Local optometrist Andrew Matheson is a therapeutic dry

Chandler. Here are his three

whole. So visit your optician at

and ‘reflex,’ which respond to

dry eye and there are many

golden rules:

least every two years.

irritation or injury. A delicate

things you can do about it,” he says.

1) Protect your eyes: Particularly relevant in

D ry e y e s

balance between these helps

If you have gritty or burning

ensure your eyes are

“Every case has to be

summer, over-exposure to

eyes and this gets worse as the

comfortable and protected. In

assessed individually but

Ultra-Violet (UV ) light can

day goes on, then you’re

dry eye conditions, the

treatment may involve the

accelerate the development of

probably one of the millions

residual tears become too

temporary blocking of tear

cataract and macular

ducts, reducing aggravating

degeneration, so wear good

medications, or using

quality UV blocking

‘Theratears’, an excellent

sunglasses or incorporate a

product which works on the

UV block or Transitions

electrolyte balance of tears.”

photosensitive lens into

Taking your contact lenses on

prescription glasses.

holiday?

2) Be Healthy: The eyes

Clair Slingo from Leightons

aren’t separate from the rest of

Opticians has some useful tips for

the body – anything that

contact lens wearers:

reduces general well-being

• Ensure you pack enough

can affect the eyes. In

contact lenses and care

particular a good diet can help

solutions — they may not be

so eat lots of fresh fruit and

available overseas. Pack your

vegetables which are plentiful

lenses in hand luggage in case

in summer. Everyone should

your baggage goes astray.

control blood pressure, restrict alcohol and stop

Rescue remedy: Theratears

luggage MUST be a maximum of 100ml. Your optician sells Life

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smoking as ways to further

• Bottles of liquid in hand

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Life travel packs of solution with a spare storage case that are just

your lenses. • Pack some contact lens comfort drops to lubricate

60ml.

your eyes and lenses.

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Grayshott News

New range at Elizabeth Gordon Elizabeth Gordon is pleased to announce the arrival of the Riviera Maison range to its second store in Crossways Road

T

he range (pictured left) is

recognizable concept offering

Road, which include

a household name in the

‘country living’ with a

premium brands such as

Netherlands, and now

completely unique face,” says

Lexington, Linari and Baby

available at selected retailers

Janis Davey, who owns

Mo, stocking a range of

in this country.

Elizabeth Gordon with

bedding, throws, scarves,

husband Ken.

“Riviera Maison is a brand with strong perception and its

This attention to detail

diffusers and candles. Contact: Elizabeth Gordon,

own signature, and has

extends to the exclusive range

1 and 7a Victoria Terrace,

regular changes in the

of home accessories available

Crossways Road, Grayshott

product range. It is a

at both stores in Crossways

Tel: 01428 609641 or 608387

Singing without GalleryOne the rain takes on New York City

‘Whatever the weather, the show will go on’, opera goers were promised by organizers of Grayshott Concerts’ second open air opera Madama Butterfly in July Photo: Steve Kentish Photography

Opera Box was very moving.” The evening was a triumph for Grayshott Primary School pupil, nine-year-old Callum

arian Orchard-Webb

internationally acclaimed

young hopefuls to play the

M

and her team took

urban artist, named by Sir

part of ‘Sorrow’ in Act II.

New Yorkers by storm in June

Alan Sugar as one of the top

with exceptional sales from

five artists in the country.

Drain, chosen from a dozen

Understudy Shoshanah

A

sprinkling of rain before and a light shower

Baldwin’s painting

Sievers (aged seven) so

their stand at the Affordable

impressed the show’s Director,

Art Fair, New York, after

Apocalypse Wow the End of

Andrew Gallacher that she has

being selected among other

Everything recently sold for

been offered the role at

top international galleries.

£25,200 at Bonhams first

another Opera Box

Nancy Yuen as Madama Butterfly

GalleryOne has been picked as favourite for the Affordable Art Fair in New York City and featured in Time Out New York magazine

“It is a superb opportunity

‘Urban’ art auction in

performance later this

for GalleryOne and our

February. Other work on

summer.

artists,” says Marion,

show at AAF New York can be

“allowing us to forge links

seen on the website at

top flight music performances

with a wealth of

www.gallery-one.co.uk

in Grayshott”, says Marketing

international art collectors.”

“It's a great pleasure staging

Director Peter Harrison. “Members of ‘Buy In

On show at GalleryOne’s

For current exhibitions at

New York exhibition was

the Grayshott gallery, visit

work by Dan Baldwin, the

www.gallery-one.co.uk

afterwards preceded a brilliant

Grayshott’ (BIG) are so

and dry performance enjoyed

supportive. Without the help

by a packed house of local

of sponsors Barons BMW,

people at Grayshott Primary

Lloyds Pharmacy and Cain

School.

Manor, the event just wouldn't

organizers are now preparing

have been possible,” he adds.

for their next big challenge:

remarks: “Nancy Yuen as

“And the buffet supper

violin virtuoso and ‘Young

Contact: Grayshott Concerts,

Madama Butterfly was superb

provided by joint sponsor The

Classical Brits’ winner Chloe

Tel: 01428 606666

and the whole production by

Fox & Pelican was a huge

Hanslip will perform Vivaldi's

Supporter Gillian Rawcliffe

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success." The Grayshott Concerts

‘Four Seasons’ at St Luke's Church on Saturday 1 November.

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Events

Food glorious food The Haslemere Food Festival returns this year with more to see, do, and of course, eat! Organizer Dominic Upton, of Haslemere Health Foods in

followed by a personally

Weyhill, highlights the Fruit and

prepared meal at 8.30pm.

Vegetable Exchange Trading

Tickets, priced £15, are available

Post, saying: “You will learn

by calling 01428 658327.

what produce grows best in our area, when to plant each crop and when to harvest it, and how to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables that you might not have tried growing before. There will be a prize competition for Barrel of laughs: Life Magazines’ very own Lucy Coates and Cat Jarman at the 2007 Haslemere Beer Festival

the best display of fresh homegrown fruit and veg.” For information call Dominic

rganized by Haslemere

O

lunchtime plus favourites

Initiative, Waverly Borough

Sounds So Familiar and Revival

on 01428 658294, or email him

Council and local businesses,

on the Saturday evening. Advice

on du@talk21.com

the 2008 festival will run from 5

from Simon is to book early to

Nine young hot-shots in the kitchen will be taking part in the

to 21 September, featuring two

avoid disappointment! Tickets

weeks of events in and around

are available, priced £5, from

Junior Master Chef competition

Haslemere.

Haslemere Hall on 01428 661793.

at Woolmer Hill School on 21

Raising money for the League

September, judged by local chefs. Entrants have been

Highlights for 2008 include:

of Friends of Haslemere

The return of the renowned

Hospital, the Mayor’s Charity

chosen from a selection of

Haslemere Beer Festival, which

Gala Dinner takes place at

recipes and photos sent in

takes place at Halsemere Hall on

the Lythe Hill Hotel and

by local children aged six

5 and 6 September. “We are

Spa on 12 September.

to 12. The finalists will

using the same winning formula

Tickets, priced £45, are

of great real ale and cider,

available from the

superb live music and delicious

hotel. For more

local food,” says event organizer

information visit:

Simon Labrow.

www.lythehill.co.uk

There will be 36 real ales,

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cook their dishes on the day and compete for the title. And if you’re feeling hot and spicy, pop along to

including the most popular

September sees Food

Pat Chapman's

brewers from 2007: Triple fff,

as Medicine return

Curry Night on 21 September at The

Ballards, Hoggs Back and Surrey

for its tenth year.

Hills, which are all impressively

Haslemere

local. “Plus we have extended

Educational Museum is

the cider exhibition due to the

the venue for the

high demand shown at the 2007

family fun day

festival,” adds Simon. Buskers

offering all types

Founders

Express will be treating punters

of exhibitions,

Dominique and

to a ‘Festival Mix’ of the best

crafts and activities

local bands, jazz at Saturday

that reflect an ‘alternative

open at 7pm for a 7.30pm

lifestyle’.

demonstration of curry cookery,

Georgian House Hotel in the High Street. Enjoy an evening with Curry Club

Pat Chapman. Doors

Timetable of events • 5-6 Sept: Italian Food Market • 5-6 Sept: Beer Festival • 5-21 Sept: Window Competition • 6 Sept: Sausage Competition (producers) • 6 Sept: Supreme Sausage Competition • 6-20 Sept: Aga Shop Events • 7 Sept: Farmers’ Market • 10 Sept: Fairtrade Day • 10 Sept: Sausage Tasting Haslewey • 12 Sept: Mayor's Charity Gala Dinner • 13 Sept: Tasting Trail • 14 Sept: Teddy Bears’ Picnic 15 Sept: Youth BBQ and Music • 16 Sept: Talk – Food across the World • 16 Sept: Crafty Chefs • 17 Sept: Winning Sausage Lunch • 17 Sept: Pat Chapman's Thai Night • 18 Sept: Ladies’ Lunch • 18 Sept: Gentlemen’s Soirée • 19 Sept: Tasty Twilight at ‘The Pride’ • 20 Sept: Fruit and Veg Trading Post • 20 Sept: Food As Medicine • 20 Sept: Yummy Mummy Ball • 21 Sept: Junior Masterchef • 21 Sept: Pat Chapman's Curry Night For full event information visit: Life

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Eating Out - Pubs with Gardens Advertising Feature

The Mill Tavern

The Rising Sun

The Mill Tavern is a traditional family pub and restaurant in the delightful village of Shottermill, near Haslemere

The Rising Sun in Milland is a handsome redbrick building built in the 1930s

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xceptional home-cooked cuisine, fine wines and local real ales combine to provide an enjoyable atmosphere. Food is served lunch-time and evenings Mon-Sat with roast lunches on Sunday. As well as having a large bar, restaurant and function room, The Mill Tavern offers a substantial garden with an adventure playground for the children. The garden and function room are also

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available for private functions such as weddings and christening parties. The garden and function room is an ideal place to celebrate a wedding or christening, with choices of three-course meals, buffets, bbq's and hog roasts. A marquee is also available, plus a private minibus is provided for those who wish to leave their car at home for the occasion. Regular events include live music, charity

et within stunning open countryside yet in the heart of this charming and friendly village, this Fullers pub, owned by Ben and Sam Burston, features vast parking space and two very large and secure sunny gardens. The first garden, for families, features swathes of open space for the kids to play an assortment of outdoor games such as cricket, badminton, Jenga. The second is laid out with adults in mind

featuring traditional picnic sets. Enjoy the sun-trap front terrace complete with teak tables and parasols and a large custom built smoking shelter with heating, lighting and speakers leading out onto an additional terraced area. A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere awaits you accompanied by superb homemade pub food using high quality local and seasonal produce, Fullers’ cask and guest ales and extensive


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The Cherry Tree

The Royal Oak

Established 324 years ago, the Hampshire - Surrey border runs right through the centre of this pub

At The Royal Oak, Haslemere, you will find a traditional rural pub situated just a few moments drive from the A3

Elaine Roberts with Phil Spencer and Kirsty Allsop

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he award-winning large garden seats 80 people and features a new designated smoking area, a well, fish pond and childrens’ play area, perfect for all summer requirements. There is also a large car park. April this year saw Relocation Relocation with Kirsty Allsop and Phil Spencer filmed at this delightful pub.

The Cherry Tree also served lunch for the TV stars and their film crew. Manager Elaine Roberts, who took over in 2007, says: “I like to be known as a traditional pub that serves superb Greene King Ales, a lovely wine list and a fabulous varied, healthy, and reasonably priced menu.

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ohn and Jane Telling and their daughter Lucy Gregson have recreated the traditional atmosphere of the British country pub over the last five years. There is a beautiful flowered garden for the summer, personally grown by John, open fires in the winter, and top quality ales and home-made food all year round.

The excellent garden offers superb facilities for kids. It has a professionally designed and installed adventure playground, a small animal enclosure, a newly constructed BBQ, a purpose built marquee and a large area of grass. There’s plenty to occupy the children while mum and dad enjoy a meal or drink.

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Eating Out - Pubs with Gardens Advertising Feature

Pride of the Valley The Spotted Cow Locally sourced food is a passion of The Pride of the Valley’s Restaurant Chef, David Terrell

The Spotted Cow at Lower Bourne is a child and dogfriendly eating pub

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e has built up a network of great suppliers from the local farms and producers which result in fantastic food at reasonable prices. Much of the produce David deals with is organic and his style of cooking is able to celebrate the excellent variety of food available in the area. Monthly menu changes mean

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that this restaurant will always take advantage of ingredients that are in season. The dining room is stylish but relaxed and is a great venue for any occasion. There is also a pub bar in the hotel which serves tasty homecooked favourites for all the family, particularly for Sunday lunch.

rivately owned, this pub nestles in its own secluded, four acre wooded garden in Farnham, and recently underwent a major transformation that has turned it into one of the Farnham area’s most sought after dining pubs. The Spotted Cow serves high quality, pub food – prepared from fresh ingredients on the

premises – real ales and great wines. The pub’s tranquil setting comprises an enclosed garden containing play equipment and a Wendy house, suitable for younger families, a larger garden which is bordered by trees and shrubs, suitable for adults & older families, plus a large car park.


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Business News

Angie Townsend (centre) and her UK’s Most Wanted finalist team at Eden

Hair-raising success

Salon Team, and Creative Director. Angie, who recently hosted Charity Fun Day for the

Haslemere hair and beauty salon Eden are jumping for joy having reached the final in the hairdressing competition, UK’s Most Wanted 2008. By Gail Harland

Children’s Hospice CHASE, raising £1,800, says: “We are immensely proud to be

he ceremony is hosted by

T

Townsend has provided

This year’s competition was

leading hair magazine

hairdressing and beauty

judged by Trevor Sorbie, former

Most Wanted Local Salons.

Creative Head, and Justin Lee

treatments since 1996. Eden

UK International Technical

Thank you for all the support

Collins from Channel 4’s The

qualified as one of three salons

Director of Vidal Sassoon,

we have had from local

Sunday Night Project will be

to be entered into the category

Current Director Annie

businesses and the

recognized as one of the UK’s

presenting the awards, which

of UK’s Most Wanted Local

Humphreys and beauty

community.”

will be held in the Palace of

Salon, showing that it is an

journalists from titles including

Contact: Eden Hair & Beauty,

Whitehall in London on

integral part of the Haslemere

Grazia and InStyle.

1 September.

community, has passion and is

Eden Director Angie

committed to local causes.

Other categories include: UK’s Most Wanted Business Pro,

Never skip breakfast “You must always make time for the most importat meal of the day!” — that’s the advice from Haslemere Business Network International (BNI)

23-25 Junction Place, Haslemere, GU27 1LE Tel: 01428 658548/641202

members better,” says Charles Blumlein, of Transform Landscapes, a member of the Haslemere BNI. The Haslemere group meets every Tuesday

T

his worldwide network

basis to bring local

business category is

morning at 6.45am

has more than 100,000

companies together to help

allowed in each BNI group,

at Branksome

members across 36

each other with referrals

and the regular contact

Conference Centre.

countries. Each meeting

and networking.

helps to build trust as you

Contact: BNI, Charles

get to know your fellow

Blumlein, 01428 652222

takes place on a weekly

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“Only one person per


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High-flying Haslemere Travel celebrates its 20th year with the appointment of Gemma Antrobus to its management team

Women’s networking The Women’s Networking

emma Antrobus, who

Company and Business

lives in Haslemere, joins

Clubs in West Surrey meet

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the travel specialist to work

regularly to develop skills,

alongside Andrew and Di

make contacts and foster

Brownrigg with the intention

mutually beneficial

of taking over full

relationships. Informative and

management towards the end of the year. Andrew and Di will

motivational speakers give

continue to remain active

inspiration and advice on a

within the business to support

regular basis. The company

Gemma and the team.

also hosts Premier Business Clubs, targeting professionals

Andrew and Di Brownrigg

and business entrepreneurs

established Haslemere Travel in 1988. The company achieved the Investors in

who pool resources, share

Haslemere Travel high-flyer: Gemma Antrobus

experience and contacts and

People standard in 2005,

strategic marketing, PR

build upon, creating a wider

leverage each other’s

followed by a radical re-

and event management

variety of services for its loyal

expertise.

branding exercise in 2006.

experience.

and prospective client base.

Gemma Antrobus joins the

For more information, details

Her primary focus is to

company with a background

review the dynamic markets

Contact: Haslemere Travel,

of upcoming events and to

in hotel management in both

surrounding the leisure travel

Tel: 01428 658777

become a member, call: 0845

Kenya and Jamaica, coupled

industry and to assess those

Email:

370 2552 or 01903 244434

with sales development,

that Haslemere Travel can

Gemma@Haslemeretravel.co.uk

www.thewomensnetworkingcompany.co

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Competition

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Life in Haslemere is delighted that Champneys Forest Mere is sponsoring this issue’s prize.

The Prize

Keep fit and relax at Champneys Forest Mere

Free membership of the Health Club for two months, including a personal training session and a thalassotherapy treatment, together worth more than £150 (to start 1 October 2008). For your chance to win this superb prize, answer these three questions:

Workout and wind down Cybex brings its latest equipment to the gym at Champneys Forest Mere Health Resort

T

he new gym at this

aspects of Forest Mere are:

rooms for massage, body

renowned health club will

• Luxurious lakeside

wraps and facials, as well as

be open on 8 August. Fitness Manager Matt

surroundings and 150 acres of grounds

Lawrence says, “The

• Nutritious, healthy dining

introduction of the latest Cybex

• Day and residential

equipment will be an excellent complement to the existing activity programme. “Having a fantastic new gym,

packages to suit all tastes and activities • Indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna, steam

together with one of the most

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a mud chamber • Champneys shop and boutique • Spa evenings for that special occasion with work or

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01428 726 013 or visit

the place to be.” You can reach Forest Mere by travelling through three counties in as many minutes – Surrey, West Sussex and

CONGRATULATIONS to Life in Haslemere 10 winner Gillian Walker, from Felixstowe.

Hampshire, where it is located. It is easily accessible from Haslemere, Petersfield and the surrounding areas. Other

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She picked up a copy of the magazine while visiting a friend in the

Send your answers and contact details to:

friends, including a fabulous three-course dinner

and truly ahead of any competitors and quite simply –

1) From which three counties is Champneys Forest Mere accessible? 2) Which equipment manufacturer is supplying the kit for the new gym? 3) How many classes and activities are available each week?

area – well worth the trip! She will receive a Mind The Gap Year travel insurance package worth £250.

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Sport

Sea-legs (from left to right): Cat Jarman, Lisa Hyde, Sarah Bazen and Susie Ralston

Feeling naut-y? Cat Jarman and friends spend a day RIB-boating on the Solent with JBT Marine

front of one of these things with nothing but the horizon in front of you. Phew. Time for lunch in Yarmouth. A strong vodka and tonic soon brings us back to our senses

e were hooked the

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you don’t need to worry about

and works up an appetite for

moment we left

carrying your belongings

an array of lovely seafood

Gunwharf Quays. Armed with

around with you once moored.

dishes. Sea air makes you

life-jackets, sunglasses, and

After coffee and window-

hungry — there is no

Justin Evelegh, our

shopping, we set off further

skipper/tour guide for the day,

into the Solent. “The average

Sarah, Susie, Lisa and I

speed an engine of this size

And the rest of the afternoon?

departed dry land.

(250hp) will do is 60 mph,”

• Speeding out to the Needles

A quick blast out to the Spitbank Fort set the scene for

Justin informs us. Just to prove it, we up a few

the rest of the day pretty

notches on the throttle and are

accurately: speedy, windy, and

soon skating the water with

a lot of fun. Next stop, coffee in Cowes,

our hair billowing in the wind and our arms in the air. Let me

denying it!

and back, (very choppy) — “I swear to God we’re flying!” (to quote Lisa). • Driving – yes - driving, the

Gunwharf after a superb day

for the best performance.

is not for the faint-hearted, but

Isle of Wight. Ballistic RIBs come with lots of storage so

times as fast sitting on the

types who had the same

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Tired and thoroughly amused, we arrived back at

RIB. First prize goes to Susie • Waving to other nautical

Pictured above are Haslemere 1st XI before their match against Merstham 1st XI, on 19 July. The final score was Merstham 175 all out, 46.2 overs. Haslemere for 4, 44.3 overs. Haslemere (20 points) beat Merstham by 6 wickets. Standing from left to righ: Jo Morley (Scorer/Secretary), Chris Sturt, David Boxall, Graham Boxall, Andrew Hastilow, Kevin Gray, Matt Scaife, Leigh Thayre, Mike Walsh (Umpire/Chairman) Seated: Lee Clement, Jon Larbey (Captain), Mr M.F. Boxall (President), Sam Williams, Simon Eastment

idea as us. • And laughing. Lots.

out on the water. RIB-boating

tell you, 60mph feels three

Haslemere cricket

Factfile Jonny Boys established JBT Marine in 2000 after buying the ‘Ballistic’ hull design and converting it from a commercial RIB to a leisure boat suitable for families and groups of water-lovers. The company is now run by Jonny and wife Louise, with Jason Anderton as Sales Manager. Ballistic RIBS are top-of-the-range boats featuring 250 litre fuel tanks, high quality hydraulic steering, silicone wiring, deck and navigation lights, fishing rod holders, stereos, GPS, jockey seats, storage lockers and fire extinguishers. The boats are made in Cape Town, South Africa, and sold all around the UK and Europe by JBT Marine. If you would like more information, or a trial day, contact: Jason at JBT Marine, 0870 908 9336, visit: www.ballisticribs.com

is certainly a ruddy good blast.

Lynchmere cricket

The Lynchmere Cricket Club pavillion project is now complete. Built and installed by Oakhanger-based Rookery Barns, the new building features tea-room, showers and changing rooms. To celebrate, the club held an ancient vs modern cricket match in July followed by hog roast and afternoon jazz. The Lynchmere Cricket team are pictured above. Photo (l and r): David Leadbeater, Petersfield Photographic Society


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impressive when competing with experienced drivers in the series since its birth. “We are pleased with our

Cat Jarman meets Haslemere racing driver Simon Acton

late Sixties. Since entering the Fun Cup

results so far,” says Simon, a 35-year-old IT consultant

Series, a Europe-wide

who lives in Haslemere, “And

endurance racing series

we are looking to move firmly

launched in the UK in 2002,

up the ranks in 2009.” Their

Simon has achieved a

next meeting in September at

personal best of sixth out of

Snetterton, Norfolk, will

30 racers. The cars are “VW

provide a warm-up.

look-a-like shells”, each racedesigned and modified. A typical UK race lasts between three and six hours,

Any hairy experiences? “A few crunches with other cars,” he says. “In fact, one particular crash at Croft was

and teams can be between

one reason we were covered

three and six; each driver

on Sky. Pretty dramatic stuff!”

swapping every 30 or 60

Burning rubber (pictured from left to right): Chris, Dominic and Simon

R

For more information on

minutes. Drivers who do not

the Fun Cup Series, visit:

swap during a pit stop must

www.funcup.co.uk.

run around the car once to

Simon would be pleased to

avoid unfair advantage.

discuss sponsorship

Simon drives in a three-

opportunities with any Life in

strong team with Dominic

Haslemere readers. To contact

Jackson and Chris Weatherill.

Simon, visit

acing cars has always

Simon. His father, John, used

They have achieved top 10

www.simonactonmotorsport.co.u

been in my blood,” says

to race Formula Ford in the

results in their first year,

k Life

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Community

Land under repair

barn to help manage grazing, as well as possibly set up a visitor centre. “We are immensely grateful to

The Lynchmere Society (TLS) has thrived and become a major landowner in Lynchmere, Hammer and Camelsdale

HLF, Chichester District Council and others who have assisted us,” says Michael, “We

n 1996 the Cowdray Estate

I

scrub and pine on the land and

sold most of the Lynchmere

restore the heathland, which

TLS, says: “We have colonies of

and continue to ask for help

commons and TLS was given

had existed for several hundred

bats and sightings of rare

with publicity.”

first refusal to buy them. More

years. This is part of a larger

butterflies and flora. On a

than £100,000 was raised in

project involving the

summer evening you may hear

National Trust to graze cows on

Michael Shaw, Chairman of

always welcome new members,

TLS is working with the

four months from a local

restoration of heathland across

the wonderful ‘churring’ sound

Marley Common to aid

appeal and they received a

a swathe of Hampshire, West

of a nightjar, see a woodcock

restoration of heathland.

£240,000 grant from the

Sussex and Surrey.

flying overhead, or get a glimpse of a hobby or

For more information, to

Stanley commons, brought in a

buzzard — and there are

volunteer or to join the

an appraisal group set up in

small herd of Shetland cows to

always the deer.”

society, please contact Michael

1989 by Lynchmere Parish

graze the land; and volunteers

Council, bought 308 acres and

pulled up birch saplings,

field on Lynchmere Ridge, and

tel: 01428 643406,

began restoration. They agreed

restored the fencing and

hopes to take a further 35 acres

or Hilary Adair

with the HLF to cut back the

slashed bracken.

of grazing land and historic

tel: 01428 643219

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

They fenced Lynchmere and

TLS, which developed from

TLS has purchased a five-acre

Shaw,

Sculpture culture Zimbabwe sculpture company Zimsculpt.com brings South African delights to Churt Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park in Churt, Farnham between 9 August and 7 September. “There are 200 different minerals found in Zimbabwe,” says Vivienne Prince. “The stone sculptors can only work with about 12 using their hand tools. All sculptures are hand sculpted and completely individual and unique.” The sculptures range from hand-held to three metres high in size, with a price range from £3 to £8,000, delivered and installed free locally. Each weekend will see a real taste of Zimbabwe with a group of native musicians Jim Sepphcni’s ‘Sisters’ in Springshore

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imsculpt, which supports more than

200 sculptors from

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to entertain.

Zimbabwe, will be

Contact:

exhibiting more than 100

www.zimsculpt.com

stone sculptures at The

www.thesculpturepark.co.uk

Albert Wachi’s ‘Seed Pops’ in springstone and hardwood

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Diary of Events

ISSUE 11 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2008

What’s on AUGUST Tues 15 July – Sat 23 August Six Wildlife Artists: from British butterflies to Australian lizards, from toads to falcons Art works in watercolours, acrylics, oil, pencil, mixed media, etchings, woodcuts and more. Most works are for sale. Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street Time: Museum opening times – see contacts Contact: 01428 642112 www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk Fri 1 August Karaoke Night @ The Club Venue: Grayshott Social Club Time: 8pm Contact: 01428 604041 www.grayshott.com/whatson Fri 1 August National Trust – Carmen Performance by Opera Brava Venue: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AE Time: 7.30pm – 11.00pm Cost: Adult £25, Child £10 Contact: 01444 443000 Sat 2 August National Trust – The Marriage of Figaro Performance by Opera Brava Venue: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AE Time: 8pm – 10.30pm Cost: Adult £25, Child £10 Contact: 01444 443000 Sat 2 August Haslemere Town Walk Learn about the history of the town and its people well walking. Venue: Meet outside Museum Time: 2.30pm Contact: 01428 642379 Sun 3 August Haslemere Farmers’ Market Venue: Haslemere High Street Area Time: Daytime Contact: 01483 523088 www. waverley.gov.uk/farmersmarket Mon 4 August – Fri 8 August St Luke’s Holiday Club Venue: St Luke’s Church Contact: 01428 605413 www.grayshott.com/whatson Tues 5 August – Thur 7 August Film: Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian Venue: Haslemere Hall Cinema, Bridge Road Time: opening hours 9am - 1pm Mon -Fri, 10am - 12pm Sat Contact: 01428 661793 www.haslemerehall.com Wed 6 August Film: Edge of Love, with Keira Knightly Venue: Haslemere Hall Cinema, Bridge Road Time: opening hours 9am - 1pm Mon -Fri, 10am - 12pm Sat Contact: 01428 661793 www.haslemerehall.com

Thur 7 August Film: Priceless Venue: Haslemere Hall Cinema, Bridge Road Time: opening hours 9am - 1pm Mon -Fri, 10am - 12pm Sat Contact: 01428 661793 www.haslemerehall.com Sat 16 August Music for a Summer’s Night An evening of opera arias and songs from the shows Venue: Loseley Park Time: 6.45pm Cost: £50 Contact: 01428 651306 www.benwillianstrust.org.uk Mon 18 August Haslemere Young People’s Exhibition Team Venue: Haslemere Education Museum Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Contact: 01428 642112 Wed 20 August – Fri 2 August Film: Mamma Mia Venue: Haslemere Hall Cinema, Bridge Road Time: opening hours 9am - 1pm Mon -Fri, 10am - 12pm Sat www.haslemerehall.com Thur 28 August Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Town Hall High Street Time: 7.00pm Members of the public welcome Sun 31 August Alice in Wonderland with the Capterhouse Theatre Company: Outdoor Theatre on the Lawns Venue: Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa Time: gates open 2.30pm, start 5.00pm Cost: Adult £14, Senior £12, students and children £8, Families (two adults and two children) £39. And parties of 10+ get 10% discount Contact: 01428 651251 www.lythehill.co.uk

SEPTEMBER Tues 2 September Haslemere and Midhurst Mums and Mums-to-be coffee morning Venue: Applegarth Farm Shop Café, Headley Road, Grayshott Time: 10.30am Contact: 0870 460 970 www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com / in-your-area/haslemere/NNS Fri 5 September – Sat 6 September Beer Festival Venue: Haslemere Hill Time: Fri 7pm – 11pm, Sat 12 – 4pm and 7pm – 11pm Cost: £5 per session including a souvenir glass Contact: 01428 642161 Fri 5 September – Sun 21 September Haslemere Food Festival Venue: Haslemere and surrounding

Villages Sun 7 September Haslemere Farmers’ Market Venue: Haslemere High Street Area Time: 10am – 1.30pm www. waverley.gov.uk/farmersmarket Tues 9 September Swallows Adult Trampolining Club – Start of Term Venue: The Edge Leisure Centre, Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1QB Time: 8pm – 9.30pm Cost: £5 per session Contact: 01420 489214 Wed 10 September Sausage Tasting Competition Venue: Haslewey, Lion Green Time: 10am – 12pm Contact: 01428 648716 Thur 11 September Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Town Hall, High Street Time: 7pm Members of the public welcome Thur 11 September Guildford Choral Society Venue: Methodist Church, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RG Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm Contact: 01483 893660 www.guildfordchoral.org Tues 16 September Swallows Adult Trampolining Club Venue: The Edge Leisure Centre, Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1QB Time 8pm – 9.30pm Cost: £5 per session Contact: 01420 489214 Sat 20 September 60s & 70s Disco Venue: XYZ Weyhill, Haslemere Time: Evening Cost: TBA Contact: 01428 642055 Sat 20 September Lady Jane Events Presents: The Yummy Mummy Ball Venue: Georgian House Hotel, High Street Time: 7pm Cost: £60 including Champagne reception & dinner with wine. Glad rags! Contact: 01428 645963 www.haslemere.com/yummymumm y Sun 21 September – Sun 12 September 12th VivArtis Autumn Arts Festival Venue: King Edward’s School, Witley Contact: 01428 686727 Mon 22 September Guided Walk on Blackdown and BBQ Venue: Lower Roundhurst Farm, Nr Haslemere, West Sussex Time: 10am – 5pm Contact: 01428 656455 Tues 23 September Haslemere and Midhurst NCT First Aid Evening

For any parents with babies/toddlers or those expecting Venue: The Royal School, Hazel Grove, Hindhead Time: 8pm Cost: £5 Contact: 0870 460 790 www.nctpregnancyandbabycar.com/i n-your-area/haslemere/NNS Thur 25 September Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 7pm Members of public welcome Sat 27 September Southern Orchestral Concert Society Venue: Bedales School, Olivier Theatre, 19 Church Road, Steep GU32 1AA Time: 7.30pm Cost: Adult £15, under 16s and bona fide students half price Contacts: 01730 261199 Sat 27 September Surrey Mozart Players Concert Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ Time 7.30pm Cost: £12, under 16’s £6 Contact: 01483 444789 Sat 27 September Barn Dance Venue: St Bartholomew’s School Time: 7.30pm Cost: Adult £10, Child: £5 including supper Sat 27 September Chamber Fundraising Racenight Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 7.30pm Cost: £17.50 for entry and a meal Mon 29 September Toast (wine or soft drink) and Roast Venue: Harlequin’s Café, Haslewey, Lion Green Time: 12.30pm Cost: £6.50 (£5.50 with diamond card) – book in advance OCTOBER Sun 21 September – Sun 21 October 12th VivArtis Autumn Arts Festival Venue: King Edward’s School, Witley Contact: 01428 686727 Sat 2 October Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Town Hall, High Street Time: 7pm Members of public not admitted Sat 4 October HHH Concert: Max Brod Piano Trio Venue: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, Haslemere Time: TBA Contact: 01428 652 448

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Contacts

Useful Contacts in Haslemere & District

Arts Groups:

Haslemere and District Macmillan

Haslemere Bowls Club

DanceArt (3 to 18 years)

Cancer Support:

Telephone: 01428 656431

Telephone: Kahli 07830325426

01252 794434

Haslemere Cricket Club

Website: www.danceart.org.uk

Haslemere and District Round Table

Telephone: 01428 654459

Haslemere Art Society

Society: 07717836809

Website: www.haslemerecc.co.uk

Telephone: 01428 642291

Haslemere Blind Club:

Haslemere Educational Museum Telephone: 01428 642112

Website: www.haslemereartsociety.org

01428 643971

Haslemere and District Recorded Music

Haslemere Gateway Club:

Haslemere Hockey Club

Society

01428 654496

Director of Hockey: Heidi Wells

Telephone: 01428 605002

Haslemere Hard of Hearing Support

Telephone: 07973 345547

Website: www.thefrmsco.uk/hasle.htm

Group: 01428 658190

Director of Junior Hockey: Mandy

Haslemere Camera Club

Haslemere Library: 01428 642907

Telephone: 01428 604643

Telephone: Clinton 01428 727403

Haslemere/Midhurst Committee for

Haslemere Karate Club

Website:

Macmillan Cancer Support:

Shottermill Junior School

www.haslemerecameraclub.co.uk

01428 652238

Telephone: 07876 577675

Haslemere Performing Arts

HAV4D: 07930905016

Website: www.surreykarate.co.uk

Telephone: 01428 652360

Haslemere Society: 01428 661379

Haslemere Lawn Tennis Club

e-mail: Haparts@aol.com

Haslemere Stroke Club:

Telephone: 01428 661486

Haslemere Players

01428 645855

Haslemere Recreation Association

Telephone: 01428 643334

Haslewey Community Centre and Age

Telephone: 01428 661486

Website: www.haslemereplayers.com

Concern Day Centre:

Haslemere Rugby Club: 07771530510

Haslemere Symphony Orchestra

01428 648716

Haslemere Sub Aqua Club

and Chorus

Hazlehurst Trust through Surrey

Website: www.hsac259.co.uk

Telephone: 01428 605612

Community Foundation:

Haslemere Swimming Club

Website: www.hmsconcerts.info

01372 861609

The Herons Leisure Centre, Kings Road,

Emergency Services

Haslemere Thespians

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre:

Haslemere Telephone: 01428 645006

Fire:

Telephone: 01428 643585

01252 792400

admin@haslemereswimmingclub.org

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Haslemere Town Band

Hindhead Community Group:

Website:

Telephone: 01252 331828

01428 607816

www.haslemereswimmingclub.co.uk

St David’s, 70 Wray Park Road, Reigate RH2 0EJ Telephone: 01737 242444 Gas, Water and Electricity Electricity Emergency:

HHH Concerts

Home-Start: 01252 737453

Haslemere Youth Football

Telephone: 01798 831242

Home-Start Butser: 01730 233 755

Telephone: 01428 656215 Hindhead Golf Club: 01428 604614

Website: www.haslemere.com/music

King's World Trust for Children:

Opera South inc. Opera Omnibus

01428 653504

Hurtmore Golf Club: 01483 424440

Telephone: 01428 684291

Natural England (was Countryside

Kinetika Gym, The Herons Leisure

The Grayshott Stagers

Agency): 020 7932 5800

Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere

0845 770 8090

Telephone: 01428 751898

Relate: 02392 827026

Telephone: 01428 658484

Gas Emergency: 0800 111 999

Website: www.grayshottstagers.co.uk

Royal British Legion:

The Edge Leisure Centre, Woolmer Road,

01428 642675

Haslemere

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities

Samaritans: 08457 909090

Telephone: 01428 644577

Health

Alcoholics Anonymous:

SPACES Young Parents Group:

Milford Golf Club

Dr C Taylor & Partners, Haslemere

0845 769 7555

01428 723910

Telephone: 01483 419200

Health Centre, Church Lane, Haslemere,

Alzheimer's Society:

Visitor Information Centre:

Nordic Walking and Outdoors Fitness

Surrey GU27 2BQ

01428 642055

01428 645425

Telephone: 07950031538

Telephone: 01483 783000

Arthritis Care Grayshott:

Women's Royal Voluntary Service: 01428

Website: www.fitterbyfar.co.uk

Dr C.P. Taylor & Partners, Fernhurst

01428 643625

605498

Shottermill and Haslemere FC

Surgery, Crossfields, Fernhurst,

Arthritis Research Campaign:

Southern Water: 0845 278 0845

Haslemere GU27 3JL Telephone: 01428 651040 Haslemere Health Centre Telephone: 01483 783000 Haslemere Hospital Telephone: 01483 782000 Holy Cross Hospital, Hindhead Road,

Telephone: John 07770568793

01428 724741

Places to Stay

The Herons Swimming Centre

BLISS: 01428 642320

Georgian House Hotel

Telephone: 01428 658484

Books On Wheels:

High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JY

Tri-Golf Practice Centre, Grayshott

01428 604558

Telephone: 01428 656644

Tel: 01428 713131

British Heart Foundation:

Inn on the Hill, Lower Street, Haslemere,

Website: www.tri-golf.co.uk

01483 419774

Surrey GU27 2PD

West Surrey Golf Club

Canine Partners for Independence:

Telephone: 01428 642006

Telephone: 01483 42127

08456 580480

Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa

Haslemere GU27 1NQ

Care In Haslemere:

Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3BQ

Travel Numbers

Telephone: 01428 643311

01428 652505

Telephone: 01428 651251

Public Transport Information:

Homecall Doctor, Warrenden, Weydown

Cats Protection: 01428 604297

Wheatsheaf Inn, Grayswood, Haslemere,

Telephone: 08706 082608

Road, GU27 1DS

Celebrate Marriage: 01428 652368

Surrey GU27 2DE

Website: www.traveline.org.uk

Telephone: 01428 654786

Cruse Bereavement Care:

Telephone: 01428 644440

Train tracker: 0871 200 49 50

Royal Surrey County Hospital

01483 565660

Telephone: 01483 571122

Childline: 0800 1111

Sports and Leisure

Funeral Directors

Citizen's Advice Bureau:

Broadwater Park Golf Club

Cooperative Funeral Care

Police

0844 8487969

Telephone: 01483 429955

80 Wey Hill, 01428 651153

Haslemere Police Station,

Crossways Counselling Service:

Camberley Heath Golf Club

G M Luff & Partners

46 West Street, GU27 2AB

01428 644333

Telephone: 01276 232258

84 Lion Lane, 01428 643524

Environment Agency:

Champneys Forest Mere Health Resort:

08708 506506

01428 726013

If you would like your contact details

Friends of Holy Cross Hospital:

Cowdray Park Polo Club

listed here, please email

01428 683144

Telephone: 01730 813257

info@lifemags.co.uk

Guide Dogs for the Blind:

Cranleigh Golf and Leisure Club

01428 727617

Telephone: 01483 268855

Haslemere and District Volunteer

Dean Farm Golf Course, Bordon

Bureau: 01428 661166

Telephone: 01420 489478

Telephone: 0845 125 2222 Surrey Police, 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4RF Telephone: 0845 125 2222

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