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September 2019

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FOCUSON

Holiday & Travel

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Kid’s Got Talent What’s On Guide Scene by you


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NOTE FROM THE EDITOrS A warm welcome to the third edition of LivingLife magazine. It’s exciting to see our magazine go from strength to strength! Our aim is to produce a magazine that is focused on the local area providing content that is interesting, relevant and fun and we are encouraged by the positive feedback we have received from both readers and advertisers. As we stride into September, the summer holidays will be coming to an end and children will be returning to school. We hope you have enjoyed the summer months, we will certainly miss them once they have gone.

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Our FocusOn topic in this edition is all about ‘Holiday & Travel’ and inside we have some fascinating articles, including a holiday visit to Devon, a look at the top 5 cycling holiday destinations and also an update on how a ‘no deal’ Brexit could affect your holiday. Elsewhere in the magazine we pay a visit to the Arlesey | John McBurney | Musicians to find out who they are and what they are all about, and of course, we have our regular features, including the very popular Kid’s Got Talent, this month an interview with Paige Buckingham, a talented gymnast from Henlow, aged 7. As always, one of our eagle-eyed readers can win £25 if you can spot Billy the Squirrel.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 incredible cycling holidays devon - a great place to visit how will brexit affect your eu holiday meet the arlesey musicians bike theft at arlesey station money matters soundarc’s interview with... update from arlesey resource centre delivery boys’ review september crossword scene by you kid’s got talent artisans have a new artist what’s on guide spot the difference ed r ur se at rti Fe ve ad

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5 Incredible Cycling Holiday Locations

Contribution thanks to

Tim Young Tyco Cycling

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Cycling is good for the environment, good for your wallet and info@tycotravel.com good for you. Over the last few years the number of people that are cycling has increased with events, recreation and city transportation driving the trend. The thing about cycling is that it can become a journey that often leaves people asking, “What next?”. From getting on your first bike to commute across town or entering a big event to challenging yourself and raising money for charity, to watching the Tour de France and wishing you could ride on those big mountains, as we cycle more, our dreams get bigger. As the number of people taking part in cycling has grown, cycling tour operators have started offering a whole range of cycling holidays to meet this ever-growing interest. There are many different types of cycling travel experiences from riding a bucket list alpine climb to off-road mountain bike adventures and leisure holidays which can include luxury experiences including Michelin starred restaurants or visits to vineyards. Below are some of our favourite cycling holiday locations.

Yorkshire

The home of road cycling in the UK has to be Yorkshire. It was the base for the start of the 2014 Tour de France, and due to it’s amazing hills, quiet roads and spectacular views, it will again invite the world’s best road cyclists in 2019 as it hosts the UCI World Championships.

Wales

If you want to test yourself on some off-road downhill trails, head to Bike Park Wales in Merthyr Tydfil to experience the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys, built by riders for riders.

Provence, France

Vaucluse is considered to be the heart of Provence. This hilly area surrounded by many mountains and of course Mont Ventoux, is a cycling paradise offering a wide range of high-quality rides. The area is well known for the quality of its food and wine and the charming villages, which are often perched on hillsides in this beautiful cycling location. The best time to visit and discover Provence at its best is from April to October.

Mallorca

Mallorca offers the perfect conditions for cycling, quiet roads, great climate, excellent infrastructure and it’s only 2½ hours flight from the UK. Over 700km of quiet ‘B’ roads connect the many towns of Mallorca and provide easy access to the Tramuntana mountain range as well as to a wide range of hotels and restaurants. It’s no wonder that it has become such a draw for the many professional cycling teams and amateurs alike.

Sicily, Italy

Sicily is a unique place, where the rugged and wild beauty of the mountain views are matched only by the soothing sunsets over the glistening Mediterranean. A trip to Sicily is an experience to be enjoyed with all the senses, immersed in a wonderful setting, among breathtaking landscapes, art, history and Mediterranean flavours. It is amongst this backdrop, that the island invites you to experience an unforgettable cycling holiday. 6

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DEVON - A GREAT PLACE FOR ALL TH T

he journey to Devon is nice with lots to see once you get off the M25 and onto the A303, you hav bury Plain and then you eventually get to the winding, hilly Devon roads with wonderful centre took about 5 hours after a short stop for a cup of coffee and a sandwich.

On our first day out we drove into Dawlish, it is a beautiful town and has a park which starts near black swans on it. They have been nesting at Dawlish for years and are stunning to see. The park ha The weather was really nice, so we had Devon ice cream before sitting down to plan the following d up our tans. Dawlish Warren has a huge beach and lifeguards who inform you of any wind changes The following day we set off for Topsham which is about 20 minutes away and on the River Exe, it quiet time of year with mainly grey herons and egrets but in winter it is full of avocets, oystercatch we felt a bit hungry so we sat down and had lunch at the Otterton Mill, it is an old working mill and of Devon’ which were supposed to be downstream, we did not see any but we think we may have s

After a good night’s sleep, we decided to go to Torquay for the day, we found a good parking spot a and sizes, it also had an awful lot of barrel jellyfish in the bay, which are huge things but their sting at the end of the bay and had huge netting over it and we were not sure why until we went in and s have volunteers who help people with recognition and information about the centre which support who were too injured have a safe place to live where they are well fed in a pleasant environment. A only £7.50 return and made our way to the docking point. It was quite a nice journey across, we saw a few days before. Brixham has a lovely small harbour which is full of fishing vessels and even an old pirate ship to ente we sat outside the Crown & Anchor pub and enjoyed a cold drink and got into conversation with a fish & chip shop next door was amazing, so we ordered haddock, chips, mushy peas and gravy, a firs it was really nice and is worth a visit.

The following day we headed off to Dartmouth to a National Trust house called Greenways, which h parking via telephone because it gets very busy, so we rang ahead and made the most of our waitin in itself is a nice little cruise over the water. In Dartmouth there were quite a few people fishing for the River Dart which meanders through Dartmouth to the sea.

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Contribution thanks to

HE FAMILY

Mark Hogan

Wildlife Writer & Photographer 07769 666996 mark.hogan@live.com

ve the old medieval stones at Stonehenge and the beautiful scenery as you go across the top of Salise barriers full of wild flowers like poppies and oxy daisies, that are really quite beautiful, the journey

the beach and goes back into town, but it also has a river which travels alongside it with ducks and as lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun and cafes and bars alongside if you feel a peckish or thirsty. days together, we then decided to set off to the Dawlish Warren beach to relax in the sunshine and top and when you can and cannot go into the sea because of the tides. is really beautiful and has a hide for watching birds at the RSPB Bowling Green Marsh hide. July is a hers and even the odd osprey. We then decided to set off for Otterton which was only a short journey, d the cafe is renowned for its food, we had a lovely meal and then set off on the ‘Hunt for the Beavers seen an otter with a fish in its mouth before it disappeared underwater with its catch.

and set off for a walk around, it is a really lovely place and has a huge marina with boats of all shapes g is harmless to humans. We had a nice lunch and then set off to a local attraction, ‘Living Coasts’, it is saw all the sea birds like guillemots and even a Peruvian puffin with two blonde side burns on it, they ts local rescue places to recuperate Guillemots before they can be released into the wild again, those After a cool drink we decided to go across the bay to Brixham on the ferry, we got a ticket which was w numerous birds like cormorants and the occasional gull but no dolphins like some people had seen

ertain the kids and adults too, it has a wide selection of bars and fish & chip shops. As it was a nice day group of people from Wales, Bristol and Manchester, they were really nice and told us the Brixham’s st for me, as my other half comes originally from Liverpool and this is customary for them. I must say

had been the summer retreat for Agatha Christie back in the day. Unfortunately, you have to pre-book ng time by having a look around beautiful Dartmouth. We chose to get the large car ferry across which r mackerel and many fellow tourists walking around with cameras taking pictures of the harbour and

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FOCUSON How will Brexit affect my holidays in the EU? With all the talk of a No-Deal Brexit, I thought I would let you have the latest guidelines issued by the EU and the UK Government.

Contribution thanks to

Richard Abery Spitfire Travel

01462 850489 www.spitfiretravel.com

Travel Insurance If you’re due to travel in the autumn, around the Brexit date, we at Spitfire Travel recommend that you “ensure that you have the cover for anything beyond your reasonable control”. What does Brexit mean for your EHIC card? “What about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?”, some may ask. “It is currently thought that the EHIC will not be valid post-Brexit,”. The government is seeking agreements with those countries with healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after Brexit; however, nothing is yet in place. “To protect yourself, ensure that any travel insurance policy you buy doesn’t insist that you use your EHIC card for emergency medical treatment”. Passports It’s important to check the validity of your passport. Check that your passport is valid for your planned trip. Passports are only valid for 10 years from their date of issue. To return to the UK, you should have a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport on your date of return. This does not include any extra months added on by your early renewal. Happy holidays! If we can help you further, please call in at any time for any help that you may need.

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COMMUNITY

MEET THE ARLESEY MUSICIANS

Contribution thanks to

Steve Clark

Arlesey Musicians

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Arlesey Musicians is an informal collection of people who like steevc@gmail.com to make music together. It started a few years ago at the White Horse pub in Arlesey. We meet there every Wednesday around 7:30pm to play songs for each other. We get everything from beginners to semi-professionals and everyone gets their turn. The music can be pop, rock, folk, jazz or even classical. Anything goes really. It can be anything from three people up to a dozen or more. If you do not play an instrument, then you can probably find someone to accompany you. Acoustic instruments are preferred to keep things simple, but we do get some keyboard players coming along. There have been violins, flutes, clarinets and some interesting home-made instruments courtesy of the ‘Pianoman’ (who does not actually play the piano). We also run a monthly open mic event on the first Friday of the month at the White Horse where you can get a turn in the spotlight with a PA system to play three songs with the chance of another go later. Several collaborations have come out of these events with bands and other ensembles playing gigs in the area. The group is expanding to include dedicated jazz sessions and more open mic events in other locations such as the Arlesey Social Club and the Two Chimneys pub in Letchworth. More details can be found on the Arlesey Musicians Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to come along to just listen if you want. It is all about making and enjoying live music.

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Bike theft at Arlesey Station

by John McBurney

More than 16,000 bikes were stolen from railway stations and London Underground stations in the previous 3 years. Arlesey station comes out as joint 2nd worse place with 6 bicycle thefts per 100,000 passengers in 2018-19.

Source: British Transport Police/Office of Rail Regulation

What can stations do to help prevent thefts? -Good bike parking facilities in the right location -Undercover and well lit -Ideally with CCTV

Top Tips for cyclists -Use two different types of lock (Cable, Chain & D-lock) -When locking your bike, lock the bike frame to something immovable and if possible include something like a wheel -Then use the other lock to lock your wheel to your frame -Make sure you lock your bike in a well lit area, where there is lots of footfall and traffic

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s r y e e t Mon Mat

Time for pension funds to save the planet

Employees earning a regular salary are suddenly finding deductions are being made from their wages to build a pension for their future. This is a government scheme called Auto Enrolment. An employee is automatically put into the scheme and has to take action to opt out if they wish to. The contribution of the employees, employers and tax relief amount to 6% of a person’s salary within certain limits. It’s a lot of money being stashed away. Of course this money is invested in the stock market but if you are an employee do you know where exactly your money is being invested? In particular, are the pension investments you hold doing damage to the environment and the world around you? In other words are your pension funds adding to global warming when they could be invested in Ethical Pension Funds reducing the risk to the future? The default funds used for Auto Enrolment are within the NEST arrangement, one of these funds is their Ethical Fund – Is this worth thinking about? Over a recent 12 month period the NEST Ethical Fund rose by 4.5% whereas the other funds failed to achieve more than 1.5% over the same period. If you have questions that you need answered to do with savings and investments you can contact Robert at harrisfinancialfriend@gmail.com Robert’s job is not to give financial advice but to use simple explanations that help you along the way

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The 'R' Word.....

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e all spend a significant part of our lives working to build a home, raise a family, secure our financial position, and prepare for the years when we will not be working. With improvements in health care and lifestyle we are living longer and remaining active for much longer than previous generations. It is entirely possible to spend as long in retirement as we did working!

sions, it is about how to achieve the lifestyle you want when you stop doing your main occupation – some will work part-time or volunteer, some will start a new venture, others will devote more time to leisure such as holidays, golf, walking etc.

To achieve this, planning and expert guidance can help you structure your income tax efficiently and most importantly help you achieve Is it time to start thinking about what you your retirement goals. want to do when you retire? Many people may picture retirement for the frail and elderly, but really, what it should be perceived as is an opportunity to really live. All that’s needed is a bit of planning and preparation. ’The obvious link between money and a good retirement is undeniable – no one can find fulfilment if they can’t afford the basics – but that goes for every stage of life. While, for some, a pension is the liberation it should be, because it allows them to explore what they really want to do in life, now that they no longer have to bring home the bacon, the sad truth is that many people are strapped for cash and can’t afford to retire. These days, retirement involves some work for more than 1.4 million over-65s in the UK, either because they want to or because they have no choice.’ (taken from ‘Life Keeps Evolving : Six Ways to Have a Happy Retirement’ The Guardian.)

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’s C R A d n Sou w intervie with..... Gévaudan

are a four-piece Herts based doom metal band. They combine crushing, grooving riffs with tales of legend and woe. With influences firmly in the traditional end of the doom metal genre, they have been cited by Terrorizer Magazine as “one of the country’s most interesting doom bands”. A balanced blend of story-telling, heavy riffs, Iommi-esque solos and dynamic song writing mean the band continue to carve their own unique niche within the genre. The band formed through 2013 with a desire to write heavy original music, the band comprises of Adam Pirmohamed (Vox), Bruce Hamilton, (Guitar), Andy Salt (Bass) and David Himbury (Drums). The band give a thunderous live delivery, taking their pound of flesh from their audiences by the time they reach the end of their set. 1. How did you meet? 7. Favourite song of yours to play live? Crazy story really… we met online. Casually At the moment it’s probably either ‘Saints of Blood’ or looking for some doom to play. Andy & Bruce ‘Lord of Decay’. We have a new single coming though, had ads up, then met up… then advertised for more people to play doom together and Dave and that will probably top the pile once released because it’s loads of fun and always great playing new and Adam slotted in. 2. What does your band name mean? tracks. Gévaudan – taken from the French folklore ‘La 8. If you could play in any other band, who would it Bête du Gévaudan’. A tale of a large wolf like creature ravaging the now defunct region of be? We’d probably all stay in this band, but thanks for France in the 1760s, tearing out throats, partially the offer. eating people and surviving multiple hunts. One 9. The Beatles or Rolling Stones? Black Sabbath study estimated there had been 210 attacks; re- 10. Bacon sandwich - Red or Brown sauce? Red! sulting in 113 deaths and 49 injuries; 98 of the victims killed were partly eaten. So, it seemed like it fitted our overall ambience. 3. Your biggest influences? Mainly traditional doom bands, but we also draw on black metal and flirt with psychedelic vibes. 4. In order of band members, who’d come first/ last in a 100m sprint? First place: Andy Joint second: Adam and Dave Did Not Finish: Bruce 5. What do you enjoy most about being a musician? Making noise. Lots and lots of noise! 6. What do you prefer, gigging or recording? On the fence. Both are fun - we’ve just recorded our debut album (out later this year) which was a great experience and we learn every time we go into a studio. Gigging though is great, really bringing the music to life and when you have an audience engaging with the riffs and melodies it’s a really great thing.

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LivingLife Magazine visited the Arlesey Resource Centre to discover what’s on during September… Family Events: Tues 3.30-5pm – Drop In LEGO Club. Fri 9.30am – Story & Craft - £1.50 including refreshments. Sat 10.30am – Catch-up Story & Craft, in case you missed it. There is still time to register your child for this year’s FREE Summer Reading Challenge & they can collect stickers and gifts whilst enjoying their reading Adult Only: Thurs 2pm – Pins & Needles – Bring your needlework or knitting etc and meet up with others who share your hobby. Last Thursday of the month, 2.15-3pm - Read & Recommend. Pop along to our relaxed book group, for a chat and a cuppa. Join us for our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning with cakes and refreshments and live music – Friday 27th September 2019, 9am-1pm. Donations of cakes and raffle prizes welcomed

To find out more, contact the resource centre direct.

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COMMUNITY

DELIVERY BOYS’ REVIEW by John McBurney & Andrew Martin

We check out the local restaurants & eateries

The LivingLife delivery boys were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Orchard restaurant at Fairfield Park is just a stone’s throw away from Arlesey. After a long day delivering magazines, a quick walk along West Drive (cycle path) took us to the restaurant and we headed on in to eat and drink. We were warmly welcomed by the manager, Joy, and shown to our seats. We could have sat in the outside dining area, but we opted to take advantage of the excellent air conditioning inside, which made us very comfortable during one the hottest of summer days! The restaurant is surrounded by Victorian architecture, located within the beautiful backdrop of Fairfield Hall. Inside, it has a fresh contemporary feel to it, including a mezzanine floor above and a laid-back bar area downstairs. For dinner, John ordered ‘The Steak’ – an 8oz sirloin steak with triple cooked fries, mushrooms, cherry vine tomatoes and rocket garnish, with a choice of peppercorn sauce, blue cheese glaze, chilli/garlic butter and opted for the peppercorn sauce. Andrew ordered ‘The Pasta’ – king prawn linguine with chilli, garlic, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. The food was faultless. Perfectly cooked steak, exactly as it was ordered; the slight chew, the tenderness, the juiciness…just right and com20

plimented well with the peppercorn sauce and crunchy chips. Andrew’s pasta dish was equally good, succulent prawns with just the right amount of chilli kick; a simple dish but cooked to perfection. For pudding, we had a chocolate truffle cake and a baked cheesecake both with vanilla ice cream. We finished off our meal with cappuccino coffees and this gave us the opportunity to chat with the owner Steve, who runs the restaurant with his wife Harriet. Steve explained that Thursday night is the tapas & bar menu with tempting 2-for-1 offers on cocktails. Friday & Saturday is the à la carte menu (please ensure you book your table in advance on these nights). It’s also refreshing to hear that the menu changes weekly, with the chef deciding by Wednesday what will be on the menu. The Orchard at Fairfield Park is a fantastic restaurant, offering something for everyone.

This Month’s Review The Orchard at Fairfield Park Fairfield Hall, Hitchin Road, Stotfold, SG5 4JJ

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SCENE BY YOU Your chance to share your favourite photos

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Kestrel at Glebe Meadows Arlesey Ponies at Buttercup Meadow Arlesey Hanging baskets outside The Vicars, Arlesey

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Welcome to our monthly feature: ’Kid’s Got Talent’ The place where we showcase the amazing talents of local children. We hope this will help motivate and inspire other children to discover new sports and hobbies.

Name: PAIGE BUCKINGHAM Age: 7 from: henlow Q. Briefly explain your talent. My talent is being a gymnast. Q. How did you become a gymnast? I’ve always loved watching it and practising it and I started at a young age and have a natural flare at it, I spend all my spare time practising Q. When do you practice, with who and for how long? I’m always practising at home, at school and at gym club whenever I can. Q. Are you a member of a club? Yes, Falcons but soon to be Shefford Gymnastics. Q. What do you love about gymnastics? I love doing back flips and there’s always more to learn and you make lots of friends. Q. What is your number one challenge as a gymnast? Pushing myself harder to be even better. Q. What are your goals/dreams/visions? To be on TV and become a professional gymnast. Q. Can gymnastics be dangerous? Do you ever get injured? Yes, I guess so, I’ve been lucky not to get injured. Q. Do you enter competitions or perform in shows and have you ever won any prizes? Yes, with the gym club I won certificates and a trophy. Q. Who is the best gymnast you have ever met? Professional ones on the TV are amazing. Q. Any advice or tips for anyone wanting to become a gymnast? Keep practising and you will achieve it and always push yourself, never give up!

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COMMUNITY

MEET ARTISANS’ NEW EXHIBITOR

Contribution thanks to

Annette Glenn and collective Artisans

Artisans in the Yard

FB@Artisansintheyard Artisans In The Yard is now showing work by Roger Davies, a sculptor designer whose art is made from recycled metals and fashioned mainly into woodland animals and birds. Roger recently exhibited at the annual Patchings Art Festival in Nottinghamshire, where his displays of swallows fascinated Annette Glenn enough for her to invite him to display his work at the Artisans In The Yard gallery in Shefford. Roger’s other exhibits include owls, magpies and wrens mounted on shaped aluminium rods relating to their natural surroundings, which make them even more lovable. He is perhaps best known for his much larger creations, such as life size stags and herons which would enhance any garden or park! Roger’s art has attracted both public and private commissions in his home town of Burton on Trent, and his work is on view in the gallery until 30th September. It’s different! It’s a changing scene in Shefford...

do drop by!

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WHAT’S ON GUIDE it’s a date

SPORTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING

What:

PopUp Circus

What:

Arlesey Indoor Short Mat Bowls

When:

Saturday 28th September

When:

Every Friday

Family entertainment in the Big Top at Shefford Lower School, SG17 5XA. Shows at 1pm and 2.30pm with stalls and refreshments available. £8 a ticket.

Equipment & lessons provided (please bring flat soled shoes), Arlesey Community Centre, 1:15pm for 1:30-4pm. Interested? Contact Neil - 01462 731228

What:

Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day

What:

Clifton Farm Run

When:

Sunday 8th September

When:

Sunday 29th September

Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day and Wine Sale Sun 8th Sep 11am - 4pm Entrance Adults £3, children free. For information: - www.wardenvineyard.org.uk

food, drink & markets What:

Pop Up Tea Rooms

When:

Wednesday & Fridays 9am-1pm

Homemade cakes & scones, tea & coffee, to eat in or takeaway, afternoon teas (bookable), at Arlesey Scout hut

What:

Henlow Eat Feast

When:

Friday 6th September

Great food, music, alcohol, child friendly, vegan & veggie, an array of international flavours. Millennium Field, Henlow, 4-9pm.

CLUBS, GROUPS AND SOCIETIES

5K & 3K Routes, Off-road (tracks/grass), Clifton Bury Farm, 5K @11am, 3K @11.15am, £10 Adult, £5 Junior, entry form: www.clifton-beds.co.uk

What:

Henlow Netball Club

When:

Every Tuesday Evening

Netball Training at Henlow Academy 7-8:30pm. Training costs £3.50. We always welcome new players! Contact Julie Hepburn 07766 492037 Juleshep82@yahoo.co.uk

What:

Boxing for Fitness Classes

When:

Wednesdays 7.30pm

On the green at Henlow Pavilion. Please get in touch for more info and to book a space www.l-fit.co.uk

What:

Youth Cycling at RAF Henlow

When:

Every Saturday

Available to all children aged 6-16, Saturday from 10am12pm, to come along please contact Mark Bradley on 07796 125996

What:

Read & Recommend

What:

Callanetics exercise class

When:

Last Thursday of the month

When:

Tuesday Evenings

At the Arlesey Resource Centre, 2.15-3pm. Pop along to our relaxed book group, for a chat and a cuppa.

Toned muscles, Better shape, Stronger body! 7pm-8.15pm every Tuesday evening. Henlow Methodist Church (High St, Henlow) Call Cathy 01462 811568

What:

Meditation Class

What:

Get Fit With Tessa

When:

Fortnightly 11th & 25th September

When:

Weekly Mon/Thurs

A group meditation session at the Arlesey Resource Centre. An opportunity to try and bring some relaxation into your life. Info: ‘Arlesey Meditation Group’ on Facebook.

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Aerobic Classes, Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm at Clifton Community Centre, for further info contact Tessa on 07787 970810 www.getfitwithtessa.com

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MUSIC, DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT

family & Children

What:

Quiz Night

What:

When:

Saturday 14th September

When:

Calling all quiz night fans! £5 a team - winners take the pot! Free Entry event, 8:30-11:30pm at Arlesey Social Club.

LIVE! Cats’ Eyes

What:

When:

Saturday 21st September

When:

Art Competition

Saturday 7th September

Arlesey Summer Fete, Art Competition, theme: “Summertime”, please submit entry on A4 paper with child’s name, age & contact details on back.

What:

Frankie’s Guys

What:

When:

Saturday 21st September

When:

A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Meppershall Village Hall Tickets £15, all proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Saturday 7th September

Arlesey Summer Fete returns for another fun filled afternoon! From 12-5pm at the Arlesey Recreation Ground.

What:

Cats’ Eyes are back at the club for another great night of music! Free Entry event, 8-11:30pm at Arlesey Social Club.

Arlesey Summer Fete

Baby Signing Classes

Every Wednesday afternoon

Baby Signing Classes at Henlow Pavilion. We teach BSL with puppets and songs. Contact Jules Hepburn 07766 492037 Jules@thesigningcompany.co.uk

What:

Arlesey Musicians

What:

family events

When:

Every Wednesday

When:

Weekly

An informal collection of people who like to make music together, meeting at the White Horse pub in Arlesey around 7:30pm. Info: steevc@gmail.com or 07952 002383

What:

DJ Billy M Disco

When:

Saturday 28th September

Soul and Motown Disco - always a great night! Free Entry event, 8:30-11:30pm at Arlesey Social Club

What:

The Wind in the Willows

When:

Sunday 29th September

A one-man performance of the definitive tale from the riverbank. 3pm at St Mary’s church in Meppershall. Free to see. www.vintageverse.co.uk What:

Dinner & Live Music with Jo Warren

When:

Sunday 6th October

Tickets £20, including 2 course meal and entertainment at the Five Bells in Henlow. Organised by Henlow Events, proceeds to Henlow good causes. www.ticketsource.co.uk

Drop In Lego Club: Tues 3.30-5pm, Story & Craft: Fri 9:30 OR Sat 10:30 £1.50, Rhyme Time: Weds (term time) 9:3010.15am, at Arlesey Resource Centre.

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