Look Local Magazine, Issue 117, August 2022

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August 2022 - Issue 117

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Welcome to the August issue of Look Local Magazine. Schools out for Summer! And what a lovely summer we’re experiencing especially now that someone has turned the thermostat on the sun down, just ever so slightly.

16 CONTENTS 07. Home & Garden Loft Ladders you can trust from Home County Loft Ladders. 08. INTERIORS The benefits of shopping local by Coulon Stone. 12. health & wellbeing The benefits of Baby Sensory with Yasmin 13. COMPETITION WIN tickets to the Abingdon Air & Country Show. 14/15. Sound of music Simon Markland talks us through this months music scene and upcoming events. 16. News & Events WIN tickets to this years Thame Food Festival. 17. Competition WIN Thame Players Theatre tickets. 22. home & Garden Mimosa Garden Design’s ‘Plant of the Month’. 29. FOOD & DRINK SPECIAL OFFER from Waterperry Farm Shop.

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There’s so much going on locally over the next six weeks from festivals to food and drink events. I’m particularly excited about a Rum (my new favourite tipple) Tasting Night which is taking place at The Lamb in Chalgrove (who have recently reopened under new management) courtesy of OXRums. They also host a number of other regular events now as well as one off themed nights, see their advert on page 28 for more details. The August Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of Towersey Festival in its new location of Claydon House near Buckingham and a little closer to home in Chinnor is the long established Flower & Produce Show. Taking place on Whites Field from 1.30pm this show gives local amateur enthusiasts the chance to shine. There is something for everyone from entering your own fruit and veg, home baked goods, crafts, flowers, photography, children’s classes to local stalls and refreshments from the Wee Book Shop. Visit www.chinnorflowerandproduceshow.co.uk This issue also includes not one but three competitions to WIN TICKETS to local events. So if you’re a fan of the arts, check out our Thame Players Theatre give-away on page 17. For the foodie you have a chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets to this years Thame Food Festival where you’ll be able to peruse a huge array of mouthwatering artisan food and drink producers as well as watch cookery demos from some famous faces in the cooking & baking industry. Or for the aviation fanatic turn to page 13 for your chance to win tickets to the Abingdon Air & Country Show. And if you’re a local business looking to increase your marketing reach please do get in touch to be included within my TEN YEAR Anniversary Edition (Sept 22). I have a loyal team of distributors who deliver door to door every month as well as a great presence on social media. You can also download a digital version of the magazine from my website and I’m always happy to feature local news here, free of charge. Have a great summer,

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Home & Garden

Shop local when renovating or redecorating your home By Coulon Stone In the UK, how we buy products and services is always evolving, and during the pandemic we were forced to buy more online and from big retailers. Now that local businesses are up and running again, it’s more important than ever to return to our communities for products and services. It not only benefits our wallets, but the planet and our communities too. Home renovations, redesigns and decorating is huge business. It can be overwhelming and mistakes can be made, that’s why it’s particularly important to look to your local community when working on a project around your home. Here are five reasons why:

Local economy

Research by local authorities found that for every £1 spent with an independent retailer, 63p is retained within the local area, compared to just 40p when spent at a larger, national retailer. Buying services and products for your home, like furniture, plants, kitchen cabinetry, stone worktops or floors, crockery and decorative pieces, from local businesses will support the economy of your community. A prosperous neighbourhood improves service provision like schools, hospitals, restaurants and pubs, and makes our community a unique place we want to spend time in.

Local jobs

Keeping local businesses alive improves employment rates in your area. It also helps youth employment as many young people begin their careers in independent, local businesses. This can be particularly important in businesses related to home renovations, where young people can access apprenticeships and experience with local electricians, stone masons, carpenters etc.

Quality products and services

Local businesses may not be able to compete with the range of products large retailers’ stock, but they are able to offer quality and bespoke products and services, along with more personable customer service. You will have more opportunity to handpick materials, for example the exact slab of marble you want for your kitchen worktop, use bespoke measurements and add personal touches.

Deals to be had

We can sometimes associate local with more expensive, and in some cases that can be true because of the quality, bespoke nature of the product or service. However, many local businesses are open to discussions about prices, may be able to offer alternatives and might have discounts for local people.

Better for the planet

Independent businesses often pride themselves on sourcing materials locally or sustainably, and are more likely to use sustainable practices, like being powered by renewable energy, paying staff fairly, and using plastic free packaging. Buying local also means less travel.

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Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, visual development, textures, scents and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. We also use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early speech and language skills, and sensory signing activities to help you and your baby communicate from birth.

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COMPETITION

The 2022 show is kindly sponsored by Sabio, Stein Pilot Insurance, Look Local and Masterfloors (Wallingford)

A Family Ticket to the 22nd

Abingdon Air and Country Show The 22nd Abingdon Air and Country Show on Saturday 10th September provides a great day out for all the family with “something for everyone”, whilst raising money for charitable causes. This year, the three-hour Flying Display is set to include The Blades Aerobatic Display Team (4 Extra 300s flown by ex-RAF Red Arrows pilots), BBMF Spitfire, B17 Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’, Yak 3, Hawker Hurricane Mk I but most notably a large number of helicopters including 4 Gazelles, a Wasp, a Scout and, along with many more on static, one of only two airworthy Lynx now in private ownership. Classic Jets radio-controlled models will give two displays. Also, a highlight for our show, the RAF Falcons parachute team will, if you’ll pardon the pun, be dropping in! They have Abingdon history in their blood as the team started out in 1961 as ‘The Big Six’ and were formed of men from No 1 Parachute Training School based here at RAF Abingdon. Ground displays will include the Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team, Arena Demonstrations of Falconry and Motorbikes, a Craft Marquee, Live Music and Dance, Steam Engines and a Miniature Steam Railway, Classic and ex-Military vehicles of all types and sizes, various Trade Stalls, Amusements and much more. To be in with a chance to WIN one of three Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 Children - aged 15 or under) simply email (info@look-localmagazine.co.uk) the answer to this question along with your contact details;

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22nd ABINGDON AIR & COUNTRY SHOW SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2022 Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire, 10am to 5.30pm

What's On • Flying Displays & Static Aircraft • Vintage Vehicles incl. ex-Military & Steam • Countryside Demonstrations incl. Falconry • Arena and Static Displays • Radio Controlled Model Aircraft • Aircraft Simulator • Live Music & Dance • Re-enactment groups • Children's Amusements • Trade & Craft Stalls • Food & Drink and lots more!

Tickets & Information: Available online only, no retail outlets. Adult (16+) £20 Senior citizen (60+ yrs) £10 Children (5-15) £5 Under 5s FREE Available to purchase on the gate for: £24 Adult | £14 Senior Citizen | £7 Child Free Car Parking See website for further details, or call 01494 481524

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Sound of Music

elcome to our August music page. Here you will find information on local musical events, upcoming concerts and where to find the best music tuition in the area.

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Thame and the surrounding villages has a variety of fantastic opportunities for budding musicians who wish to join together with other like-minded people. From bands to choirs to bell ringing! We also host a huge variety of annual musical events.

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community. It truly is your festival. The festival is an experience which will live with you forever, provide you with life-long friends and ensure there is nowhere else in the world you would rather be on the August Bank Holiday! Set in the beautiful Claydon country estate, Towersey Festival is a true/ genuine community of music, creativity, friendship, and fun.

After having to Their packed programme includes 4 take a break for days of music, dance, spoken word & the last couple of comedy, food, real ale & cider, crafts, years due to Covid games, workshops, and fun for all ages restrictions this whilst camping under the stars with wonderful festival family and friends. will be back on the Towersey is a grown-up, easy-going August Bank Holiday weekend 2022! festival that encourages you to act It promises to be bigger and better in held be will like a child, sing your heart out, learn than ever and the festival e Estat try new things and dance like no-one is Coun on the fantastic Clayd watching, whilst enjoying the comforts in Buckinghamshire. of an immaculate site, clean toilets, Towersey is the perfect weekend for warm showers, allocated camping festival first timers and seasoned pitches and the option to keep your car festival goers alike. It’s a festival near your tent. for everyone, from small kids to Just some of the fantastic artists this grandparents, a place you can create year include: Bill Bailey, Del Amitri, family memories together. Or come the of Imelda May, Kate Rusby, Howard alone and you will feel part the from y Jones Acoustic Trio, Eddi Reader and famil bigger Towersey much more! moment you arrive. All those who come to Towersey feel a It is the UK’s longest running sense of ownership and independent festival –

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Musical Mayhem

- is an awardwinning live music experience giving babies and toddlers in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire a lively introduction to traditional, modern and original children’s songs. The groups is now back for wonderful and creative live sessions! They are providing regular weekly musical sessions in various local spaces with a different theme every week! Children are encouraged to sing along, use a large variety of instruments and explore different sensory props and activities. They are called Musical Mayhem for a reason - embracing the chaos that comes with little people! The children don’t have to sit still on your lap - let them wriggle, dance and express themselves and the session teachers do love a bit of cheeky heckling from the audience. The classes are suitable from birth up to school age and are highly interactive with colourful props, hand puppets, masks, scarves and parachute games to bring the songs to life. There is also a sprinkling of computer magic so make sure you look out for that! As well as stimulating the cognitive development of babies and young children, they aim to make Musical Mayhem a special, shared experience for you and your little ones that will inspire in them a lifelong love of music and give you many happy memories of singing together.

Regular Local Live Music

FTMC have now moved home, after 10 great years at the Stables behind the James Figg pub they have now relocated to a bigger room at Thame Snooker Club in central Thame. The room can hold a lot more people, there is a stage and room for instruments, the artists, and the sound guys. The club have their own dedicated bar and loos. There is also ample free parking right outside. The dates are on the first Thursday of each month. Please search ‘The First Thursday Music Club’. via Facebook for further information.

Friday At The Fish Open Mic! The next Friday at the Fish open mic will take place on Friday 19th Auguat at The Old Fisherman, Shabbington (near Thame. This is a totally free event and a wonderful opportunity to perform or just come along to watch the huge host of local musical talent. The music kicks off from 8pm onwards with 20 minute slots given on a pre-booked basis, though some availability may be left on the night. To find our more please search ‘Friday At The Fish’ via Facebook.

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Thame Food Festival announces a chef studded line-up for 2022 including the latest winners of the Great British Bake Off and MasterChef Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September | Thame Show Ground This real foodie destination is returning with a myriad of demonstrations from some of the country’s leading chefs and bakers. Within the line-up is the 2021 winner of the Great British Bake Off - Giuseppe Dell’Anno and MasterChef Winner – Eddie Scott. They will also be joined on the Big Cookery Stage by other Great British Bake Off contestants including Jurgen Krauss, Rosie Pointer, Val Stones and of course Stephen Carter-Bailey who has supported the festival for several years. Plus other illustrious chefs and bakers such as Dave Mooney, Alex Hollywood, Noma and Zena Kamaing who came to the public’s attention in Jamie Oliver’s Cookbook Star. This mix of both national and local leading lights are all keen to reveal their love of food by creating tempting dishes, while giving us their foodie insights and thoughts. Alongside the Big Cookery Stage is a new feature for this year. The Festival Village - which will be an interactive area of cooking and masterclasses for both adults and children with Fun Kitchen workshops for the kids and our Food Glorious Food Tent - where you can listen to interviews with some of our fabulous Artisan producers. This area will form a hub of dynamic activity, while there will also be the usual important features including:

Artisan and Street Food Markets: A delicious mix of sweet, savoury, hot, cold, vegan, vegetarian

and flavours from right the way around the world. There is bound to be something delicious to suit every taste! Many producers are already booked, but fortunately the scale of the showground lends itself to allowing plenty of space for more to join. Stallholder applications are now open, so if you are a street food or artisan producer looking for an opportunity to share your food and drink delights, then get in contact.

More than just food: The core of Thame Food Festival is always about the food and drink. However,

no festival is complete without live music which will again be both in the Artisan Village and also from the Live Music Stage sponsored by local Thame business - Adactus. Alongside will be the ever-popular PopUp pub by FestivAles featuring a fantastic range of local award-winning brews. Then for the shopaholics, step into the shopping marquee of eclectic home and kitchenware which will be returning with Humble Country. The dedicated Children’s Activity Area will return with local charity Thomley entertaining the children with lots of art and fun things to do. And once again, there will be dog shows and demonstrations by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People with all money raised goes directly to the charities. Plus the ever popular Flotsam and the Fool circus skills workshops which will encourage the younger visitors to try juggling, spinning plates and more. Lotte Duncan, Patron and Organiser of the event said; “It is a real honour to have both Giuseppe Dell’Anno from The Great British Bake Off and Eddie Scott from Masterchef. In fact, we are so delighted to be joined by so many fabulous chefs and bakers. We are so excited to be able to bring together many wonderful artisan and street food producers again, so they have the opportunity to showcase all the wonderful things they offer.” With so much going on and such a significant chef and baker line-up over both days it is going to be difficult to choose which day to attend! Advance entrance is £12 per day (accompanied children under 16 go free).

Tickets can be purchase on the festival website: www.thamefoodfestival.co.uk

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COMPETITION WHAT’S ON at the PLAYERS THEATRE in THAME WHAT’S ON at the PLAYERS THEATRE in THAME icki

Tuesday 6th September to Saturday 10th September Thame Players presentto Saturday 10th September Tuesday 6th September Thame Players present icki

Lucky Stiff Lucky Stiff Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book and by Lynn Ahrens music by lyrics Stephen Flaherty music by Stephen Flaherty

A madcap, hilarious romp of a musical that follows Harry journey from Monte Carlo, based AWitherspoon’s madcap, hilarious romp of aEngland musicalto that follows Harry on Michael Butterworth’s novel "Theto Man WhoCarlo, Brokebased the Witherspoon’s journey from England Monte Bank at Monte Carlo". novel "The Man Who Broke the on Michael Butterworth’s Bank at Monte Carlo". Tickets £8 to £10 from Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 online Town at thameplayers.co.uk Tickets £8 to212833, £10 fromorThame Hall, tel: 01844 or online at thameplayers.co.uk th Sunday 25212833, September at 7.45pm Sunday 25th September at 7.45pm The New Foxtrot Serenaders

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The Fabulous 40s The 40s The show Fabulous is a celebration of the swing era featuring the music of the greatest swing bands andswing crooners of the The show is a celebration of the era featuring the music Featuring thebands musicand of Benny Goodman, of1940s. the greatest swing crooners of the Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Dean Martin. 1940s. FeaturingBing the Crosby, music ofFrank BennySinatra, Goodman, Miller, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Tickets £15 from Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833, or online thameplayers.co.uk Tickets £15atfrom Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833, orFriday online30 atth thameplayers.co.uk September at 7.45pm Giles Shenton Productions present Friday 30th September at 7.45pm Giles Shenton Productions present

Lou Fowkes Lou Fowkes Spend an evening with the amazing voice of Lou Fowkes

singing of Billie Holiday, James, Spend anclassics eveningfrom withthe thelikes amazing voice of LouEtta Fowkes Adele, classics Aretha Franklin, Flack,Holiday, Beth Hart and Amy singing from the Roberta likes of Billie Etta James, Winehouse......plus a few surprises! Adele, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Beth Hart and Amy Winehouse......plus a few surprises! Tickets £15 from Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833, or online thameplayers.co.uk Tickets £15atfrom Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833, or online at thameplayers.co.uk

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Home & Garden

Look locally over the garden gate with Lucie Giselle Ponsford

August’s plant in focus is Canna indica... The canna lily, Indian shot or Canna indica is a majestic plant conjuring visions of Jurassic abundance with leaves large enough to sustain the largest herbivores on the planet, well if you are a 3-year-old boy with a wild imagination they are!! Although I am not, my son is and we live at a Honey I Shrunk the Kids level in the garden, albeit with plastic dinos! In fact, this plant has many fantastical associations to inspire adults and children alike. For instance, why is it called the Indian Shot? Is it a Swallows and Amazons plaything from a time when the health and safety of playing with something potentially poisonous was more laissezfaire? Perfectly round, the seed would be exceptional for blow darts? In fact, they resemble the ball-bearing shots used in guns. It is reported that during the Indian Uprising of 1857, soldiers (I am not sure which side) ran out of bullets and used them instead! My horti-curious mind begs the question; as they originated in South America, how did they come to be there? Well, of course, it was the plant hunters! Man’s insatiable desire to own and grow wherever they lay their Indiana Jones hat! Canna came to Europe in the 1500s, before Harrison Ford’s founding fathers were a twinkle! They arrived in the West Indies and Spain and Portugal before that. An easy plant to transport, as they would germinate even after being shot through wood! And they divide well vegetatively too; if you are thinking you would like this plant, steeped in wars and exploration, in your garden then annual division will bring you multiple plants year on year. They are not hardy and should be lifted in the autumn, once the first frosts knock the leaves, and put in a frost-free greenhouse or shed. Alternatively, you can mulch them up high with straw held within a wire mesh to avoid the wind distributing said straw around your plot, or opt for bark for a lower bother alternative. However, like dahlias, left in the ground they are delicious to the first crop of slugs and earwigs. So, when you see the offer at Aldi, you now know this plant has far more about it than revealed just by looking; though she is a looker, with a flower as exotic as it is colourful. But what of the threat to pets and people? Is this a poisonous plant? “Beautiful but deadly”? Well, it has a bad rep. They aren’t poisonous but can cause a tummy ache. They are related to bananas rather than lilies (which can be toxic) and roots have been eaten, like the yucca’s starchy roots, by some South American tribes but there is toxicity from calcium oxalate crystals which can build up in smaller pets and children. A good lesson to learn for dino explorers too!

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Birthday Dish with Xiwangmu, Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty

Recession Proof Lots - Asian Art, Silver & Jewellery Our last Asian Art Auction made over £500,000! Here are some highlights from previous sales...

SOLD FOR: £35,000 hammer

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SOLD FOR £2,500 hammer

An 18ct White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Ring

Piesner, an early 20th American Five Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set

Sold for £800 hammer We are open for valuations and virtual valuations, from a single item to a complete house clearance or specialist collections.