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Issue 37 - May/June 2011

West Edition


S uthampton Directory

Your FREE Local Business Directory

Property Maintenance

What's On May & June FREE DAYS OUT!

Page 10 for listings

Home Improvement Health & Beauty Gardening Education Professional Services

Don't Miss It! Sports Boat & RIB Show FREE

Pet Services

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Event Services


University – To Go or Not to Go p6

Gardening in May by Pippa Greenwood, BBC Radio 4's 'Gardeners' Question Time' Panellist p18


Discover Cappadocia, Turkey p8


What is the Most Profitable Car? p48


How to Keep Your Heart Healthy p23

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Education p32

Hello Residents,

I hope you enjoyed the glorious weather in April and made the most of all the days off we had, especially the Royal Wedding. To be honest, I am not a huge royalty fan as I believe that respect and admiration should be earned and not expected just as result of one’s title, but it was an opportunity not to missed to bring communities together. At the last minute, we organised a street party with bunting, balloons and a bbq with our neighbours; meeting a few for the first time. Not as big as the gatherings in Hyde Park, St Andrews and Southampton, of course, but it felt good to share the experience with the people we see almost daily but don’t often make the time to get to know better. If you have any street party pictures, email them to me and I’ll put them on the website... the one that looks like they are having the most fun wins a bottle of champagne!

It’s FREE ! Going out with the family can be an expensive exercise but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve found lots of free events in May and June so this issue’s Out & About is split into FREE events and NOT FREE. There’s too much going on to print so visit the website for a more comprehensive listing. If you know of any event that you want others to know about then please email me and I’ll publicise it for you. The magazine is delivered to 42,000 homes in and around Southampton so it’s a great place to promote a summer fayre, a charity event, a club and, of course, local businesses!


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Out & About: FREE 10/20 Not Free 20/21 Articles: University - To Go or Not to Go 6 Travel: Cappadocia 8 Competition - Win 100! 13 Gardening - May 18 How to Keep your Heart Healthy 23 Beauty Tips: Smile Bright 24 Something Old, Something New 26 Tech for the Great Outdoors 34 Books You Must Own 36 Working from Home: Larry No Mates 42 Most Profitable Cars 48 Recipe: Asparagus Bruschettas 52 Local Information Useful Telephone Nos 4 Regular Events 60 Coffee Time Puzzles 12-13 Fun Quiz - On the Road 41 Science Facts 47 Puzzle Answers 63

Motoring p48

Pet Services p46

Professional Services p42

Property Maintenance p50

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Framed by the Taurus mountains to the south, the high plateau of Cappadocia lies in central Turkey, a land bristling with volcanic features, known as ‘fairy chimneys’, and carved with ancient underground cities and rock churches. For early Christians and others who farmed the surrounding land, living underground was safe, cool in summer, warm in winter and whenever you needed extra space, you could just dig another room in the relatively soft stone. Stables were near the top, accessed down a ramp, while further down was a network of communal kitchens, sleeping quarters, stores, niches for oil lamps, wine cellars and chapels. The cities ran seven floors deep, often more, with air shafts, wells and millstones (complete with peepholes) which could block the tunnels in time of danger. Many such cities remain undiscovered but 36 have been identified, a few partially opened to visitors who file through narrow passageways, stooping right down at times with the occasional moment of panic but rarely a chance to


turn back. The largest city is Kaymakli, the deepest Derinkuyu. Both are on the tourist trail. Meanwhile above ground, nature has shaped the most fantastic fairyland, eroding the soft tufa layer left by eruptions to uncover tall columns of hard rock marching through the countryside like a giant army. Some, capped with basalt, look like overgrown mushrooms, others come to a point like pixies’ hats, many are pierced with the dark holes of troglodyte dwellings. Large or small, these so-called fairy chimneys come in twos or threes, or family-sized groups, while here and there sculpted ridges cling to curving slopes the colour of cappuccino. At over 1000 metres, the little town of Ürgüp is a convenient place to stay, with its share of fairy chimneys, its rock-hewn houses turned into cave hotels and on the doorstep, a whole flotilla of hot air balloons offering the ride of a lifetime. Every morning, they rise above Red Valley, packed with wide-eyed tourists, gliding high above it all or dipping down for a close-up view. Back on land, the astonishing moonscape stretches as far as you can see, Pigeon Valley, Hunters Valley,

Uchisar, and when you reach the best viewpoints, cameras clicking all around, you almost forget to browse the souvenir stalls brimming with pottery, turquoise and pashmina. But there is more to this land than caves and fairy chimneys. Not so far away among the vineyards, the Göreme Open Air Museum preserves some of Cappadocia’s finest rock-cut monasteries and churches, dating back to the early days of Christianity. Footpaths and steps lead you from one chapel to the next where wall paintings and frescoes in earthy tones depict scenes from the New Testament, or St Theodore and St George slaying the dragon. Most decorations are from the 11th to 13th centuries but there are earlier examples.

Carved into rock or cliff, every chapel has a story to tell. Sandals is named after mysterious footprints, the Dark Church was a pigeon house, and you find a Snake Church, home of the dragon, an Apple Church, once near an orchard, Santa Barbara, where red lines were drawn on the vault to imitate brick, and the beautifully restored Tokali, with gleaming lapis lazuli in its newer section. At the entrance to the complex, the Nunnery rises on several floors, church and cells cut into the towering rock and just like in the underground cities, connected by tunnels with millstone doors. Cappadocia is indeed like nowhere else in Turkey, equally stunning above and underground.. By Solange Hando


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Want MORE What’s On? For a more comprehensive listing of What’s On visit www. thesouthamptondirectory. Sign up online to the Resident’s Newsletter for current events plus special offers from local businesses.

FREE EVENTS Central Parks Walk

Wed 11 May 12:30-1:30pm Meet at Art Gallery Fountain, Civic Centre “World of Plants” Find out where in the world some of our plants come from and their range of uses.

Southampton Kite Festival 18 & 19 June 10am-5:30pm Lordshill Sports Ground, SO16 Flying displays from some of the UK’s best kite fliers, kite competitions, entertainment, kite making workshops, training sessions and stalls, refreshments, live music etc. Plus ‘Parachuting Teddy Bears’! Bring your own kite and fly!

Adult Learning Festival

Sat 14 May 11am-4pm Taster activities to try out and information on a wide range of learning activities available across the city.

Annual Mayor Making Ceremony

18 May 11:00am Southampton Guildhall Election of the 789th Mayor of Southampton. Public to be seated by 10.40am please.

Southampton Sports Boat & RIB Show 21 & 22 May open from 10am Ocean Village Marina Non stop entertainment and attractions, exhibits, competitions and demonstrations. Huge range of Sports Boat & RIBS on the water www.

Bollywood Baratt Outdoor Show Sat 21 May 8pm-9:30pm Guildhall Square Bollywood Baraat is a spectacular outdoor performance; all-singing, all-dancing show blends live theatre and film to create Southampton’s very own Bollywood film. Join the bride, groom and their crazy relatives for Southampton’s biggest wedding of the year. www.

Warhol Exhibition

Until 26 June Hansard Gallery showcases Warhol’s hugely influential film and photography, while Southampton City Art Gallery exhibits iconic paintings, prints and posters, alongside an Andy Warhol ‘factory’ style activity space for young people and families.

Little Pickles Market Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Community Centre Sun 12 June 2-4pm Loads of tables with pre-loved children’s items and clothes and a small selection of business stalls. From pushchairs to books, toys to maternity wear. Tables: 07856 832095, 2pm4pm £1 per adult (ok, not free but!)

Emerge Festival

21 May, Eastleigh 22 May, Winchester Starts 11am Vibrant and imaginative street performances from emerging street artists in various outdoor locations.

Stoneham War Shrine & Spring Fayre

Sat 7 May Rededication Ceremony 12 noon Fayre 2-4pm Avenue Park, North Stoneham SO53 3HN Open to visitors for the first time since its restoration. Belles of London City Morris, the Welcoming of the Cows, The War Graves Photographic Project, and plenty of tea and cakes.

Flower Design Workshops 30 May - 3 June Exbury Gardens Hosted by talented team from the local branch of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. Free within admission charge.

Petal Fall Weekend

4 & 5 June Exbury Gardens Children free-of-charge this weekend. Pick up fallen petals from the rhododendrons and azaleas and help to make a giant collage. Normal adult admission applies.

Romsey Green Fair

Sat 14 May 10 – 4pm Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Rd Stalls, workshops, Fair Trade Cafe, raffle, competitions, childrens activities, Maggies Musical Playground, art displays, recycled crafts, free bike health checks, things to buy and things to try. Listings continue on page 20


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Gardening - May by Pippa Greenwood

It’s great to be joining you on a regular basis, especially when the subject is gardening! I’ll be giving you some hints and tips for what to be doing in your own gardens, letting you know what I’m up to in mine, and in the process hopefully inspiring you to get out in to the garden more, enjoy everything it has to offer, and achieve some pretty impressive results yourself. Welcome to May, one of the fastest moving months in the gardening year. May is the month when plants just keep on and on growing and developing. New transplants, recently allowed to enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ after an early start in a greenhouse, wait a week or two and then POW! they’re off, and showing you their potential. Old established garden friends, their roots well down in the soil, put on new leaves, stem growth, flower buds maybe even flowers and enjoy the fact that whilst the weather has warmed up, they’ve not yet been hit by growth-restricting drier conditions of summer. It’s a month when it is hard not to feel a regular desire to grab a trowel (or perhaps a fork, spade or cultivator) and get out there and enjoy yourself while at the same time giving the garden and its plants the TLC that’s deserved. What better way to spend an hour or two….or perhaps even a day or two? With the massive surge in interest in growing your own vegetables, vegetable plants and seeds are available just about everywhere, so there are no excuses for not giving it a go. Even if time is short

or space at a premium, it really is worth growing a few crops – the feeling of self-satisfaction when you make that first harvest is just SO good.... not to mention the taste of the crops themselves. At this time of year you can sow seeds of many vegetables direct into the soil or large pots of multi-purpose compost. Try your hand at climbing French beans, dwarf French beans, runner beans, carrots, salad leaves, spinach or peas. I also adore home grown sweetcorn; this too can be sown direct now, but make sure you sow the seed in a square e.g. four rows of four seeds, formed in to a square (it is a wind pollinated crop and this is the way to get good, well-filled cobs). It is a bit late to raise your own courgettes, squash, tomatoes or peppers from seed, but there should be plenty of young plants available in local nurseries or garden centres – just make sure you buy a variety of tomato or pepper suitable for growing outdoors if you don’t have a greenhouse (the label should make this clear). It is worth spending a few minutes to check flower beds and borders, however small or large, as at this time of year they are a hive of activity. I just have masses of twiggy pea-sticks (well branched prunings will do) and have driven them in around the edges of several herbaceous perennials. So many of these lovely plants are inclined to flop disastrously later in the year, but supported subtly now, they’ll remain upright. As I do this I always spot a few other things that need seeing to as well. All


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Golden Rules: ✦✦ Make sure that seedlings and young plants get enough natural light. ✦✦ Gradually harden off young plants before planting them out. ✦✦ In warmer areas, start to plant out more tender crops, but protect with cloches at first.


the lovely lush growth means that (in my garden at least) slugs and snails are having a fantastic time devastating the tender new leaves. When I put new plants in the ground I scatter oyster shell around the soil beneath the plants. It is readily available from local suppliers of chicken feed, and is by far the best barrier to slugs and snails that I know....and bought in this way, it does not cost a fortune either. Early aphid (greenfly and blackfly) infestations are also likely to be building up now, and dealt with promptly they are unlikely to cause too much damage – a gentle but firm squash between finger and thumb works a treat, or for those less partial to direct action like this, spray with a fatty-acid or soap-based spray late in the day when bees are no longer about.

✦✦ Tomatoes in containers need regular feeding with a liquid tomato food. ✦✦ Treat yourself to some summer bedding for a really lively terrace-container, but check the forecast carefully before planting them out.

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Growing Up in the Shadow of Chernobyl photographs by Gail Ward

Until 27 May The Link Gallery, University of Winchester Held to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster on 26th April 2011. Gail Ward’s photographs and stories documents the work of SOS Children’s Villages, an organisation that helps orphans, disadvantaged families and children affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

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Roydon Woods Woodfair and Local Produce Market

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The Southern Tool Fair 10 & 11 June Hampshire Rose Bowl organised by Elliotts Tool Warehouse

Solent Gardeners Fayre & Craft Sun 5 June 10am-5pm Southampton Uni Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh 10am-5pm. A must for all keen gardeners and craft enthusiasts. With over 60 exhibitors, free parking, brass band & children’s entertainment, refreshments. Adult £4, Senior Citizen £3, under 14 free.

Southampton Philharmonic Choir: English Music for a Summer Evening

25 June 7:30pm Southampton Guildhall Southampton Philharmonic Choir with City of Southampton Orchestra. Choral and orchestral music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Parry, ending in a rousing chorus of “Jerusalem”. Tickets from £7 (B)

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Eat chocolate Although it would be lovely to tuck into a box of Milk Tray for medicinal purposes, it’s the dark stuff you should be including in your diet. Full of monounsaturated fat, fibre, antioxidants and magnesium, a few blocks a day can help regulate blood pressure too.

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Unexpected and individual, unique and environmentally friendly, well-made and timelessly appealing – how does this sound? Whether we’re talking vintage, retro, antique or, erm, just plain old, there are heaps of good reasons why adding a well-chosen selection of ‘mature’ furnishings to any room scheme can be enormously successful. Old pieces make a statement, have a fascinating history and are built to last. The quality of old pine, for example, is vastly superior to that of new pine (and a nicer colour, too), and old mirrors are much more flattering. What’s more, including even just one antique piece in an otherwise-modern room will add texture and subtle individuality. But just how do you combine old with new, contemporary with classic? Especially when the aim is to be both good-looking and practical, with a look that won’t go out of fashion in the next five minutes. As with all interior design schemes, it’s best to start by assessing your room. Measure it and draw a plan, marking in such key elements as windows, doors, built-in cupboards, radiators, light fittings, plus sockets and so on. Do you need to make any structural changes? If so, now’s the time. If the structure is fine, consider the room’s size and shape, and whether its architectural style will affect the way in which you decorate. Work out where furniture will go, and whether you have too much or too little of it. Now you have a good idea of what type of things you’ll need to look out for – whether you’re planning a trip to the high street, a charity shop, car boot sale or auction house. The next important principle is to concentrate on 26

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Working from home Larry No-Mates by Ted Bruning It feels like a long time since I had any colleagues. Well, it’s four-and-a-half years, to be precise; so yes, it is quite a long time since I had any colleagues. But is that a good thing or a bad thing? I have always maintained – and it’s not a particularly original thought – that the pleasure you derive from your job really derives from those you work with. Whatever you do, from the ludicrously cushy to the back-breakingly hard (but barring the wilder extremes – I’m not talking rock-breaking in Siberia here), you soon start to take it for granted. I’ve been a journalist for many years, and the work has always been interesting with a fair few perks, mainly in the form of subsidised travel and lavish dinners thrown in. Not so much now as when I was in the brewing trade press; but I still get the odd trip hither and yon and a few days in Brittany or Belgium now and again do relieve the monotony. It’s work, and that’s that. You come to take money for granted, too, whether you’re just making ends meet like me or raking in obscene piles of moolah like, say, a banker (boo hiss!). But rich or poor (or poor-ish, at any rate), people in my experience tend to structure their lives according to their expectations and once they’ve settled into a means-related pattern, and always assuming a modicum of security, money becomes a secondary issue. 42

Colleagues, to me, are the one thing you can’t take for granted. Some of them you’ll hate. Some of them you’ll love. (Taking either of these to extremes, however, is not advisable!) Some of them you’ll gladly share a few bevvies and a good gossip with down the pub after work. Some of them, on the other hand – you only have to glimpse them in the office boozer and you’re heading straight for the bus stop. Of course if you have no colleagues, you have no irritants. The one with the irritating laugh. The one with the irritating cough or sneeze. The one with the irritating opinions. You have no enemies, either: Louise from marketing isn’t constantly cosying up to the boss and plotting to subjugate your department to hers. And, of course, you have no meetings. But you don’t get the good ones, either. Not just the after-work pint buddy, but the bloke who knows all about cars and advises you authoritatively against buying a five-year-old Kia. The one who knows just how you like your coffee. The one who’s recovered from the cold you’ve just caught and can tell you exactly how long it’s likely to last and what remedy he/she found particularly efficacious. The one whose wedding you went to, and who came to yours. No, on balance colleagues are a good thing. Even the ones you loathe serve to make your day less grey. If you’ve got them, if you’re still office-bound and haven’t yet experienced the glorious freedom that comes with working from home, cherish them. Forgive them their trespasses (within reason, that is). And if you don’t have them, if you’ve taken that leap into the workingfrom-home dark, join something. Whether it’s the Communist Party or the local amateur operatic society or (as in my case) the Rose & Crown Supporters’ Club, it’s a great comfort to know that when you’ve turned the computer off and had your tea, you have your ration of human contact to look forward to. Because if you don’t have colleagues, you can always have friends...

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BMW 3-Series It’s the salesman’s mile-muncher, but its premium price and relatively cheap production costs mark the 3-Series out as a winner for the marque. Our experts said it was mostly down to excellent cost control, the fact cars are often highly specified and usually sold for a premium over similar-sized cars like the Ford Mondeo.

McLaren MP4-12C One of the shock cars to emerge from our research was the new McLaren. Although development costs are high, the actual car is relatively inexpensive to make in relation to the high retail price. Our experts said the carbon chassis could be the cheapest to produce ever while many physical components have been replaced by more costeffective electronics. If they sell the numbers forecast at between £160-170k it could be one of the most profitable cars ever! 48

The Range Rover Sport benefits from all factors that make a model profitable: It’s based on an existing chassis (Defender) which keeps build costs low. It’s sold for a premium with lots of added extras. And it’s been kept on sale for a long period of time without a major redesign. All these add up to a holy grail in terms of profitability.

VW Golf Described by our experts as ‘the daddy’ of platform sharing, VW isn’t one of the most profitable makers without good reason! The Golf is responsible for two million units a year and currently provides underpinnings for a huge array of Seat, Audi, Skoda and other VW models. Many are sold for a premium but cost no more to make, adding a healthy balance to VW’s bottom line every year.

Aston Martin Cygnet Ok, we know this hasn’t arrived yet, but the baby Aston has the potential to be a real profit centre for the maker. Essentially rebadging a Toyota iQ and charging £30k-plus for it – and that’s before buyers have shelled out on extras – could spell happy times for the marque. However, despite its potential, our experts warned this would only be possible if buyers like it…

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Recipe of the month Enjoy the wonderful flavour of fresh British asparagus with these deliciously simple topped toasts. To make them more substantial add some flaked smoked mackerel or ruffles of Parma ham.

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1. Half fill a large frying pan with water and bring to the boil. Add the asparagus spears and simmer for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Drain well and refresh under cold running water. 2. Brush the slices of bread on both sides with some of the olive oil. Place the slices on a hot cast-iron griddle pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until just crisp and lightly charred in places. If you don’t have a griddle pan then simply grill the toasts. 3. Rub the cut garlic cloves all over the hot toasts (this imparts a mild garlic flavour to the toasts). Spread the goats’ cheese over the toasts. 4. Arrange the asparagus spears on top of the cheese and add a few rocket leaves to each. Drizzle over the rest of the olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

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Every Wednesday 7:30-9pm. Coxford Community Ctr Tel: 023 8036 4656

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please visit the website Contact Us page or call Melanie on 023 8026 6388.

West Totton Centre

To hire: 023 8086 3138 Badminton: Coaching Tues 10am-12 Badminton Pay & Play: Fri 7-10pm Keepfit: Thurs 10-11am Line Dancing: 11.15-12.30pm & 7.30-8.30pm Table Tennis Pay & Play: Tues 7-10pm

Marchwood Village Hall

To hire: 023 8066 7927 Yoga: Mon 9.30-12.15 Children’s Yoga: Mon 5-6pm Line Dancing: Mon 7.30-0.30pm Toddlers Group: Tues 10-11.15 Tai Chi: Tues 2-3pm TaeKwonDo: Tues 6-7pm Slimming World: Tues 7-8.30pm Women’s Institute: Tues 7.1510pm Police Beat Surgery: Tues 7-8pm Rosemary Conley: Wed 9.4511.15am & Fri 6.30-7.30 50+ Club Wed: 1.45-3.45 Zumba: 6.30-7.30pm Weight Watchers: Wed 6.307./30pm Kung Fu: Wed 8-9.30pm Pole Dancing: Wed 8.30-9.30 Marchwood Tots: Thurs 1011.15am Waterside Writers: Thurs (fortnightly) 9.30-12noon Stitch & Chat: 2-4pm Aikido: Thurs 7.30-9.30 & Sun 6.30-8.30pm Tea Dance: Sat 2-4.30 (2nd Sat of month) Country Music Club: Sat 7.3010.30pm (1st Sat of month)

Hythe & Dibden Community Centre

Brinton Lane, Hythe To hire: 023 8084 4074 Yoga Mon 9.30-12.15 Children’s Yoga Mon 5-6pm

REGULAR EVENTS KIDS All Saints Parent & Toddler Group Every Wed 1.15 -2.45pm St Michaels and All Angels Church, Bassett Avenue Tel: 07989 381948

Youth Drop In, Hythe

For teens In Y7-Y10, St John’s Hall 7.30-9.30pm

The Tower Bar

St Winifred’s Church, Salisbury Road, Totton 7-10pm. A non alcoholic bar for your people to meet and chill out Saturdays during term time. Tel: 023 8086 5103

The Garage Youth Centre

Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-8.30pm and Sat 12-4.30pm Eling Recreation Ground. Ages 9-16. A safe and structured environment for young people to socialise and participate in organised activities. Tel: 023 8036 4656

West Totton Centre

Taekwondo Fri 5-7pm for ages 4-16


Every Sat & Sun 12.30-2.30pm & 3.30-5.30pm Join the rollerskating party! West Quay Ind Estate Tel: 023 8033 8880

Junior Boxing

Every Monday 5:30-6:30pm MP3 Bldg, Evenlode Road, Millbrook Tel: 077 8234 7580

Totton Air Cadets

Meet Tues & Thurs 7-9.30pm For ages 13-18. ATC Building, Cheam Way Totton Tel: 023 8086 5882

Headspace 1st Wed evening

monthly 5-7pm Burgess Road Library Tel: 023 8083 2664

Highfield Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Up the path near 51

Brookvale Road, SO17 1QS to apply

Highfield Church

023 8055 8234 The Ark 1st Wed every month In term time from 10:30 - 11:30am. Under 5s Tiddywinks Every Friday during term time 9:45-11:15am Under 5s Space Fortnightly on Fridays. Youth group for ages 15-18 Source Fortnightly on Fridays Youth group for ages 11-15 Bubbles 2nd Tues of each month during term time 1:30-3pm Next. For new mums and mums to be, parents and carers.


Tel: 023 8083 2598 Storytime Every Tuesday 10am Rhymetime Every Thursday 2:00pm Toddlertime Every Wednesday In term time 10am-10:40am The Young Ones: 7-11 years. Explore a different type of art each week. £6 p/child. Saturdays 11am-1pm

Hythe Library

Toddler Rhymetime 10-10:30am Mondays Baby Rhymetime 11am Mondays Storytime 2:15 Tuesdays (under 5s)

Lordshill Library Tel: 023 8073 2845 Storytime and rhyme-time alternate Tuesdays 11-11:30am Shirley Library Redcar Street Tel: 023 8077 2136 Storytime Monday 2:15-2:45pm. Rhyme-time - fortnightly on Fridays 10:15-10:45am

To advertise please or call 023 8026 6388



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Southampton Directory - 37W - May/June 2011  

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