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Keep the kids happy this April Learn to swim, feed new born lambs, meet Dora The Explorer

Get Movin with Melvin Brown

EW catches up with the best comedy, song and dance entertainer coming to Worthing

Do you have the time to volunteer All your questions answered from St Barnabas House

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EW puts the questions to Melvin Brown Your local events guide for April Rioja is back

Contemporary dance and Kung Fu fighting at Worthing Theatres

Sightseeing in the air

Robots, farms and songs Learn to swim at Henry House

Garden pots at half price Meet the Mr Tree team Those boots are made for walking St Barnabas needs you Business bites talks door to door selling Relaxed residents at the Victoria Royal Beach And the award goes to…….. Dr Sarah is turning into ironman

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Take 5 We catch up with entertainer and festival favourite Movin’ Melvin Brown before he visits the Ritz Studio on April 20.

Your latest show includes the song, dance and comedy of Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr. - how have they influenced your style? A lot of people just sing a song but I think Ray Charles lived the song from the inside, giving you the emotions of a song which you could feel deep inside. This has been my ultimate quest as a singer, so putting Ray Charles at the top of my list of truly great singers was a pretty easy move. When someone says after one of my shows ‘when I close my eyes and listen to you I would think Ray Charles was in the room’, it’s the highest compliment for me as a singer. Then because I’m really a song and dance man, the versatility of Sammy Davis Jr. inspired me to be a full entertainer and he was the best example I could have. I aspire to do it all - singing, dancing, tap-dancing, comedy, characters, mime - the full range of entertainment! You’ve performed with great artists such as Harry Connick Junior, Willie Nelson, and James Brown, what do you think makes a memorable performance? I think a memorable performance for me is when I connect with the audience totally, then I feel it fulfils me and them, its like I have invited them to my party and they have yielded themselves totally to what I am doing, it is truly spiritual for me. I think of it like having a thought which someone understands before anything is said - if we connect in that way, I have achieved success. You dedicated a vocal version of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream to President Obama, how has the president inspired you? There’s a joke that when a job gets so bad that nobody wants it, they give it to a black guy! I grew up with a lot of racism in the US, so for a black man to become the head of one of the most powerful countries in the world, gives hope to not only black people but also to underprivileged people all over the world because Obama set his eyes on making the world more equal for everyone, a message that says you can stand up and be counted now, because you have power and you can make a difference. How did you decide to create your Change This World homeless project? I was born with a purpose, as we all are, and my message is that life is a great situation and opportunity for us all. Through my entertainment and aiding the homeless, children, elderly and anyone else that I can help to find their space and place in life, I believe the world will change and become a better place, as I change and become a better person. You will only get the love out of the world that you put into it. Is there something in Worthing that you’re particularly looking forward to visiting or seeing? Definitely the people, I will find them and they will find me and I hope we will all leave in a better state. I bring a story of love, joy and happiness with my show and I feel privileged to be able to share it with the people of Worthing - my mission continues. Tickets for Movin’ Melvin Brown’s show Me, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr are available from Worthing Theatres’ box office on 01903 206 206 or online at www. worthingtheatres.co.uk

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The Essential Diary Your local events guide for April

The Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Friday mornings, 9.15 - 11am. The market is held in the Porter Room at the Southwick Community Centre in Southwick Street. There will be homemade cakes, savouries, jams as well as honey and free range eggs. In addition there is a large selection of handmade knitted toys and children’s clothing. For further information contact 01273 706669 Flower Demonstration Tuesday 2 April, 7.30pm For those interested in flowers and how to arrange them, Worthing Flower Club will be welcoming demonstrator Jean Plaskett to their April meeting. The club meet on the first Tuesday of the month at The Barn, English Martrys Church in Goring. Visitors welcome, adminission £3.50 including tea / coffee and biscuits. For more details contact Colette on 07775 728122. Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Wednesday 3 April, 7.30pm Featuring Andrew Nix in concert at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing. Free Parking, refreshments and a raffle. Visitors welcome £6 Coffee Morning/Lunch Wednesday 3 April, 11am With Worthing Friendship Centre at the Sunny Restaurant, Ham Road, East Worthing. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291. Robot Explorer Workshop Wednesday 3 April Worthing Museum & Art Gallery Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP, 01903 221448 www.worthingmuseum.co.uk

National Gardens Scheme Wednesday 3 & Saturday 6 April 6 Plantation Rise, Worthing BN13 2AH, 01903 262206 www.ngs.org.uk

Vintage & Handmade Fair Saturday 6 April Shoreham Community Centre Pond Road, Shoreham, BN43 5WU, 01273 454686 www.johnnylovesjune.co.uk

Shuffle-Board Social Evening Thursday 4 April, 7.15pm Ferring Horticultural Society is holding a special event this year in aid of the Ferring Village Hall Refurbishment Fund. Tickets are £5-00 per head ( including tea / coffee and biscuits ) available from Mabs and Gordon Welsh on 01903 246594, or any member of the Society.

Exhibition of Paintings by Local Artist Lyn Bedford-White 6 & 7 April, 10am – 4pm Come and browse the diverse range of paintings on display in watercolours and acrylics, including local landscapes, views of Venice, still life, portraits and seascapes. The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning. BN44 3XZ. Free admission, free car parking and disabled access. Examples of my work can be found on www.bedford-white-art.co.uk For further details contact 01903 813058. cbedford@tesco.net

Goring Gardening Society Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm Mr Harry Townsend who worked at Kew for many years will be giving a talk “Kew Through the Looking Glass” Raffle & refreshments available. St Mary’s Hall, Goring Everyone welcome. Entry for non members £1. Spring Flower Show Saturday 6 April Offington Park Methodist Church South Farm Road, Worthing, BN14 7TN, 01903 260925 www.worthinghorticultural society.org Worthing Horticultural Society – Spring show Saturday 6 April, 2 – 4.30pm There will be sales tables, tombola and refreshments with home-made cakes. Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, Admission is 70p, with members free on production of their membership card, and accompanied children free.

Open Day at High Salvington Windmill Sunday 7 April, 2.30pm to 5pm Open afternoon with guided tours of the working Mill, Granary & Windpump lovingly restored by enthusiasts. Refreshments available & souvenir shop. Adults £1 and accompanied children free! Furze Road, Worthing BN13 3BP www.highsalvington windmill.co.uk 01903 267293

Sunday Breakfast Club Sunday 7 April, 9.15am Children and Young people are invited to another great Sunday Breakfast Club at Sompting United Reformed Church ,Cokeham Road. Delicious breakfast followed by lots of activities including craft and games, cooking and quizzes. Then at 10.30 am everyone is welcome to join us for a lively all-age service followed by more refreshments. And it’s all free but donations will be welcome. More info from 01903 753335

Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monday 8th April 10am-12noon The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, opp St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. Monthly lectures on the 2nd Monday of every month. Annual Subscription £35. Visitors (donation £5). March illustrated lecture: “The Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens” by Mr Gordon Hayden. Contact Penny on 01903 814390.


ESSENTIAL DIARY 5 Coffee Morning Tuesday 9 April, 10am – 12 noon The West Sussex Coeliac Group will be holding a drop in coffee morning at Green Cuisine, 37 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JJ. Come along and enjoy gluten free refreshments and meet local members of Coeliac UK. For more information please contact Group Organiser William Andrews 01903 521850. Worthing Friendship Centre Tuesday 9 April, 6.45pm Evening meeting at the Durrington Community Centre. “Secret Sussex Gardens” Lesley Chamberlain. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291. Worthing Scout & Guide Gang Show Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 April Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade Worthing, BN11 3PX 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

West Sussex Writers Thursday 11 April, 7.30 – 9.45pm Our guest speaker is the historical novelist Gabrielle Kimm, whose talk will be entitled Bringing History To Life, From Inspiration To Publication Heene Gallery, Heene Road, Worthing. Free refreshments will be available during the interval. Entry on the night £3 members, £5 non-members, free to saver members.

The BIG & Fabulous Barties Boutique Saturday 13 April, 10am – 4pm Worthing’s Contemporary Boutique Market in the beautiful surroundings of St Pauls in Chapel Road. Over 30 stalls of lovingly hand made, vintage and new produce from a range of local craftspeople, small businesses and artists. With award winning brands & creative talent.www. bartiesboutique.co.uk

Sussex International Piano Competition Friday 12 & Sunday 14 April Assembly Hall Stoke Abbott Road Worthing, BN11 1HQ 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

National Gardens Scheme Sunday 14 April Palatine School Gardens Palatine Road, Goring by Sea BN12 6JP. 01903 242835 www.ngs.org.uk

Shoreham Farmers’ Market Saturday 13 April East Street & St Mary’s Road Shoreham, BN43 5ZD 01273 263152 www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/ markets

Miniature Steam Train Sunday 14 April Running Day at Field Place, The Boulevard Worthing, BN13 1NP 07974 980138 www.worthingmodel engineers.co.uk

Worthing Astronomical Society Monday 15 April, 7.30pm “Mauna Kea & Birth and Death of Stars” Dr Darren Baskill of Sussex University. Emmanuel United Reformed Church hall. Visitors pay a small entry charge. www.worthingastronomical-society.com

Lancing Horticultural Society Wednesday 17 April, 7.30pm The speaker will be Derek Dexter who will be giving a talk on Fuschias. St. Michaels church hall, South Street, Lancing. Admission is £1.00 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be a raffle and plants for sale. Everyone Welcome

And looking ahead... Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm Featuring Elizabeth Harrison in concert at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing. Free Parking, Refreshments and a Raffle Visitors welcome £6 The Homemade Market Saturday 4 May, 9am – 5pm Lovely Unique Stalls Montague Street, Worthing, Enquiries about exhibiting Please email us Georgina/Lisa homemademarket@ yahoo.co.uk Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monday 13th May 10am-12noon The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, opp St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. Monthly lectures on 2nd Monday. Annual Subscription £35. Visitors (donation £5). May illustrated lecture: “European Garden History” by Mr Stephen Morphew. Contact Penny on 01903 814390. Sussex Family Spring Fair Saturday 18 May, 10am – 3pm Kids go free at the Sussex Family Spring fair. Exciting live performances by “Potty the Pirate”. Magic & Puppet shows, bouncy castle, face painting, 50+ gifts & homemade stalls, free parking, and Cafe. Kids go free – Adults/ Seniors £2 Sussex Family Fairs 07413918795 – info@ sussexfamilyfairs. co.uk http://www. sussexfamilyfairs.co.uk


6 ESSENTIAL DIARY Shoreham Airport Society Thursday 18 April, 7.30pm “Concorde” A special talk with slides presented by an ex-concorde Captain who will take us back to her days of glory in the sky. Terminal Building Shoreham Airport. Members at the door £2 Visitors £5 All welcome.

Spring Fayre Saturday 20 April, 10am FERRING WI are holding a Spring Fayre in Ferring Village Hall. Many stalls including Tombola, Cakes, Plants, Goodas-new, Bric-a-Brac, Raffle, Books and Jigsaws. Tickets 50p. to include tea and biscuit. Proceeds to local Charity.’

Digital Photography Workshops Saturday 20 April, 10am – 4.30pm DSLR Workshop Running from Coast Café Worthing, Picture Promenade offers one-day digital photography workshops in an informal and relaxed environment. The day will consist of technical and practical exercises including field trips along the seafront to practice various techniques as well as allowing for tutor feedback and advice. For full details and to book a place visit: www. picturepromenade.co.uk or call Simon on 07881 826233

‘Locally Crafted’ Village Craft Fair Saturday 20 April, 9.30am - 1.30pm East Preston Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston. Raffle & Refreshments. Admission 50p. All enquiries: Tel 01903 772680. Events Organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Trading Places Saturday 20 April, 2pm A Flower Arranging Demonstration by Tan Strong atThe Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton. Tan Strong is the National Demonstrator who taught Kirsty Allsopp in Channel 4’s ‘Handmade Britain’. Organised by East Preston Floral Club Tickets £10 from Mrs Cheal 01903 773017

Broadwater Community Association Quiz Night Saturday 20 April, 7.30pm Chairman Brian is our quizmaster this time in the Parish Rooms, Broadwater, opposite the Green. Tickets are £7 members, £7.50 nonmembers. Phone Brian or Liz to book your seat and supper which is fish or chicken and chips on 01903 522376

Worthing National Trust AGM Saturday 20 April, 2.15pm The 40th Annual General Meeting will be held at Durrington Community Centre, New Road Durrington. After the meeting there will be a presentation by Simon Lee entitled “Nymans Recovered”.

Digital Photography Workshops Sunday 21 April, 10am – 4.30pm Compact Camera Workshop Running from Coast Café Worthing, Picture Promenade offers one-day digital photography workshops in an informal and relaxed environment. The day will consist of technical and practical exercises including field trips along the seafront to practice various techniques as well as allowing for tutor feedback and advice. For full details and to book a place visit: www. picturepromenade.co.uk or call Simon on 07881 826233 Open Day at High Salvington Windmill Sunday 21 April, 2.30pm to 5pm Open afternoon with guided tours of the working Mill, Granary & Windpump lovingly restored by enthusiasts. Refreshments available & souvenir shop. Adults £1 and accompanied children free! Furze Road, Worthing BN13 3BP www.highsalvington windmill.co.uk 01903 267293 How to create a Capsule Wardrobe Monday 22 April, 7.30 - 9pm Learn what key pieces to have in your wardrobe, how to mix and match them to create different looks for a variety of occasions. Essential for every woman whatever their lifestyle. The Burlington Hotel, Worthing, £15pp incl. wine / tea/ coffee Tel: 01903 538774. Mob: 07801 869179 www.stylemeconfident.co.uk booking essential

Ten week Life Drawing course Tuesday 23 April, 2 – 4pm Open to all abilities, Heene Community Centre. Heene Road Worthing. Contact: Dudley Sawer 01903 232746 dudley.sawer@mypostoffice.co.uk www.lifedrawingcourses sussex.co.uk Worthing Friendship Centre Thursday 25 April, 12 noon Lunch at the Three Fishes, Chapel Road. All enquiries to Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291. Walks & Words Friday 26 April, 10.15am - 12.30pm Enjoy a seafront stroll with pauses for poems or short extracts en-route. Meet at The Lido 10.15am (for a 10.30am start), finishing at 12.30pm. £3.00 per person - pre-booking required as group limited to 10 places only. To book or for more information please contact Fiona, Tel: 01903 213498 or e-mail awaywithwordsnet@gmail.com. Please wear suitable footwear. Salsa Dancing Saturday 27 April Old Barn, Goring. For more details contact Rachel on 01903 286480. Rachel. hulder@wchp.org.uk West End Musicals Monday 29 April, 6.30pm An evening of songs from the musicals interspersed with a three course meal created by the excellent Casa Ciro restaurant. There will be a prize tree and auction. Casa Ciro, 30-31 Marine Parade, Worthing. Tickets £35. For more details contact Rachel on 01903 286480. Rachel. hulder@wchp.org.uk

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Good game, good game… Five original arts projects celebrating Worthing’s past, present and an imagined future have all been successful in being awarded a £300 grant from Worthing Arts. What all the projects have in common is an emphasis on regeneration. The winners of “The Regeneration Game” small arts grant scheme have been announced and five local projects will be funded. n A Victorian Costume Day, where people can learn about costume from days gone by and even design and make their own Victorianinspired creations, in the build up to Worthing’s Christ Church Community Play in 2014 n A performance by Worthing Choral Society of “seasons” – an original musical piece by local choirmaster and legend, Aedan Kerney MBE, based on memoirs of the area’s association with horticulture and industry n A tactile mural sculpture by artists including Tana Jackson representing the sea, to be sited inland in the town, to create the illusion of an ocean vista n A series of outdoor performances, lead by Melody Bridges, at Splash Point this Summer, celebrating local writers (both historical and current) and their works n Larger-than-life Zombie puppets, to lead the forthcoming Worthing Zombie Parade by the Maybridge Centre in November In summing up the award of the grants, Chair of Worthing Arts, Karen Simporis said “We were delighted to have such a choice of innovative and exciting projects. I feel sure that with the help of our funding, Worthing will play host to a diverse range of high-quality artistic events in 2013 that will draw even more people to the town and help its regeneration.”

Our wine expert Richard Ambridge explains why Espana’s famous red is having a resurgence

Rioja Revisited As you read this article you will hopefully have enjoyed the first few days of Spring over the Easter holiday - although at the time of writing my wine column we seem to be enduring an endless,long,cold winter. The Spring lamb suggested last month still applies although one wonders,with all the snow around,how much will still be available. In this context I have been asked several times,since last months article,on the vagueries of Rioja as it is such a renowned accompaniment with lamb. There are over 1200 vineyards covering 64,000 hectares and producing over 280 million litres of wine from this famous region. However much has changed in recent times. There has been a considerable swing in the main grape constituent of Rioja’s especially of the red variety.It is often assumed that Tempranillo is “Mr Rioja” and almost 97% of this grape grown around the world is in Spain. However it is only relatively recently that it has developed such a stronghold in Rioja itself.Back in the early 1970’s,when Rioja was really developing a following in the UK,only 30% of Rioja was Tempranillo;Garnacha ( Grenache ) was king.Even by the mid 1980’s this had only grown to 40% and it is only very recently that this percentage has grown to approaching 80%.The Garnacha has lost its dominance here but has grown in popularity in other regions and even Graciano a rare,low yielding but excellent quality grape is seeing more of a resurgence. This changing pattern with the grapes partly accounts for the saying “this doesn’t taste like it used to” so often heard now when a glass of Rioja is consumed. It is also the ageing process that many producers have altered to meet with consumers increased demands.Legally a Crianza ages for a minimum of one year in cask and one year in bottle before release;a Reserva one year in cask and two years in bottle;the Gran Reserva two years in cask and three years in bottle.However each Bodega lenghtens these periods to suit their house style. Therefore a reserva from the same vintage from different Bodega’s may taste significantly different,so perhaps its best to stick with the company style you enjoy best.......at least the accompanying lamb shouldn’t vary as much!!! Needless to say we have some lovely Rioja’s in stock here at Grapes.......please feel free to drop in and taste our extensive range of fine wines.

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A month of orchids, kung-fu mastery and a cobweb-loving comedian Alun Cochrane

Thursday April 18, 8pm Expect thinking aloud, chat with the audience and Cochrane style stand-up from the Dave and Channel 4 comedian. Ritz Studio, Worthing

Dennis Locorriere: Point Zero

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Particle Velocity

Friday April 19, 7.30pm As the voice of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere’s voice is recognisable the world over but with his new releases, poetry publications, a rerecording of The Beatles’ Let It Be for MOJO magazine and a recent appearance at Cropredy Festival under his belt, his solo show promises hits both old and new. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Virginia Ironside

Friday April 19, 7.30pm When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge or take to the stage. Virginia invites you to her gentle, life-affirming, no-holds-barred talk about the joy of being sixty and the unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex (or, better yet, no sex) which accompany entering your most memorable decade. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

John Shuttleworth

Saturday April 27, 7.30pm The Sony and Perrier nominated comedian ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean boards of the Connaught and ask is city life or country living best? Supermarket or village shop? Or is it better to sit in your shed and count the cobwebs? Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Tuesday April 30, 7.30pm

The internationally renowned contemporary dance company visits Worthing for the first time with its latest mixed programme featuring Sharon Watson’sRepetition of Change, Douglas Thorpe’s Tender Crazy Love, Ki by Jose Agudo and All Alightby Richard Alston. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Tom Hart Dyke

Thursday April 11, 7.30pm

The colourful story of the charismatic plant-hunter who planned The World Garden on the day guerrillas told him he would die in the Colombian jungle. This surprisingly funny talk tells a tale of extreme danger, good humour and a love of orchids. Ritz Studio, Worthing

Neville’s Island

Tuesday April 23 – Thursday April 25, 7.30pm with additional matinee on Wednesday at 2pm

EastEnders’ Mark Homer stars in this comical play set during a management team-building exercise in which a homicidal maniac breaks loose and a group of managers are helplessly stranded on an island much to their amusement, dismay and then terror. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Shaolin Warriors: Return of the Master

Sunday April 7, 7.30pm A mesmerising show featuring 22 professionally trained kung-fu masters who perform death-defying disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing and fighting with over 20 dangerous traditional weapons against a backdrop of beautiful music and light. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing


Come Fly With Me

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John Clune-Georgiou is a Commercial Pilot for Brighton Scenic, a Sightseeing Flight and Aerial Photography business based at Shoreham Airport How long have you been flying?

I started flying to get my Private Pilots Licence in March 2008. I then did some private flying to build on my experience and then I studied the Air Transport Pilot Licence ground exams which I passed in 2010.After that I undertook the Commercial Flying test and the Multi engine Instrument Rating, which gained me a Commercial Pilots Licence and a Frozen Air transport Pilots Licence. How does your day start with Brighton Scenic? I start by the day by checking the weather forecast and Air Notices. Then I inspect the Aeroplane making sure it has fuel and oil, and is clean and tidy for our customers. I then meet the passengers. What happens during the Flight? Our flights are sightseeing scenic tours. We take groups of two or three people at a time, the flight is operated as a tour. During a pre-flight briefing I instruct the passengers how to use the headsets which is important for communication during the tour. Once we

have taken off and we are clear of the airport I start the tour, pointing out places of interest and giving historical information. Passengers can take photos at all times during the flight and they often feed back interesting facts to me especially if they are locals. Where do you fly? We fly within a 50 nautical mile radius of Shoreham Airport for our Scenic Flights. These are sold as set routes but can be varied, dependant on the customers needs. We go anywhere from the Needles, Isle of Wight to Camber Sands near Hastings. The shortest route is 20mins from takeoff to landing, and the longest route is 1hr and 15mins. We also fly from destinations away from base for photography and filming; having recently flown along Hadrian’s Wall for a BBC documentary. What do you like most about flying for Brighton Scenic? Apart from the actual thrill of flying which is a magical experience; I love meeting new people daily who come from all over the

world. The other interesting part of my job is discovering so much about the area and its history. The South Coast and Sussex have such breathtaking views and I feel very privileged to be able to share these. Have you had any especially memorable moments during your flights? We have had many proposals in flight fortunately everyone has said yes. We have flown several people on their 100th birthday and a few 60th wedding anniversaries. We have also flown a few celebrities, flown over the boats on Cowes week, watched the Brighton Marathon and have seen a few goals scored at the Amex. How do you relax after flying? I enjoy the atmosphere at the Airport so it’s a nice place to arrive back at after a flight, with a friendly atmosphere. The building is really special. When I get home sometimes I go for a run along Worthing Sea front or a walk or maybe go out for a meal at the weekend in one of the local restaurants or bars.


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All the b e activitie st to keep s t kids hap he py

Singing and story telling

Fishers Farm Easter Extravaganza Until Sunday April 14

Enjoy bottle-feeding the newborn lambs, take part in an Easter egg hunt, see a Shetland grand national and much more! Lucky visitors may even get the chance to see a baby lamb being born. Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex. RH14 0EG. 01403 700 063 or www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk

Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys Wednesday May 1 and Thursday May 2. Wednesday at 4pm, Thursday at 1pm and 4pm Dora the Explorer and her friends light up the stage in a musical song and dance spectacular! She invites her fans to think, sing and play along as she uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to reach the City of Lost Toys. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing 01903 206 206 or www. worthingtheatres.co.uk

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My Brother the Robot

Tuesday April 9, 12pm and 3pm In Tall Stories’ new show, a little girl called Bobbie lives with her inventor dad in a house filled with technology. When Bobbie is lonely, her Dad locks himself away in his lab and works day and night to create a special present for Bobbie, a robot

little brother. But when Bobbie gets into danger, will her robot brother save her? For age four upwards. The Connaught Theatre, Worthing 01903 206 206 or www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

A brand new leisure centre, costing £19.7m is opening in Worthing this May. Splashpoint (named by local girls Lois, aged 7, and sister Caitlin Hedger, aged 9) boasts a number of impressive features including a six-lane, 25 metre competition pool, a combined learner/diving pool and an indoor leisure pool with flume and outdoor paddling pool. Activities and classes include aquajets, waterwalkerz, swimming lessons, aquaaerobics and pool parties. For those of you who want to stay on the dry-side, there is a state-of-the-art 100 station gym and 2 studios to be used for classes, meetings, parties and other events. Classes include yoga, body Attack and trampolining. Also part of the build is a luxurious spa area with steam room, heat beds and sauna, treatment rooms and the Splashpoint café serving quality foods, fair trade coffees and teas. The site itself is simply stunning with tremendous views across the English Chanel thanks to its prime location on the seafront. The building will be opened by Ellie Simmonds who won four medals and broke two world records in the London 2012 Paralympics. For further information about Splashpoint and to become a Fit4 member (giving you access to all 4 leisure sites in Worthing), please visit www.worthingleisure.co.uk or call 01903 231797 today.


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Be safe this Summer, learn to swim 14 good reasons to book a course at Henry House Hot Pool and Therapy Centre n Maximum

of 5 in a class Teacher is in the water-especially good if you’re a bit nervous n We teach all ages from 0 to 100 n Warm and inviting water our hot pool is 95F n Asthma & Eczema friendly-do you or your child suffer from eczema or asthma or red eye? All these conditions can be aggravated by the chlorine used in most swimming pools. n Our Ecosanitiser keeps the water safe without the use of harsh chemicals and its environmentally friendly too.The water feels silky smooth and there’s no chlorine haze just above the surface to aggravate asthma. n Pool fully retiled December 2011 n We are also refurbishing our pool hall. Screen coming soonbring your Ipod/Ipad n Bubblepix underwater photography-stunning photos of your baby and family swimming underwater by Miles Davies n Green Business-we are deeply committed to environmental conservation and won the Worthing & Adur Green Business Award in 2009 and 2012.See our website for our many initiatives including solar hot water and solar electricity generation. n Bubbles Club for babies from birth to 3 years old where your child can learn water safety techniques and have fun with a parent/carer in the water as well as the teacher. n Our motto is safe learning through play n Water Winners lessons are for older children and adults-still only 5 maximum in the class. n FIRST LESSON IS FREE WHEN YOU BOOK A FULL CLOURSE (new customers only) -Bring this copy of Essentially Worthing with you. n Swim

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12 ESSENTIAL GARDENS

Half price bargains at Garden Xtras Visit the Lancing factory shop for the best choice and best value

It’s time to start planning your patio and balcony pots, Garden Xtras have gone potty and are offering a wide range of terracotta and glazed frost proof pots at half the normal price. From big pots to small pots to decorative to plain, to round to square they are all stocked at the Garden Xtras Lancing outlet shop. And it doesn’t stop there… they also sell a wide range of stoneware. All the stoneware, including animals, trains, dragons, statues, bird baths are half price. Garden Xtras is family owned and because they run a primarily wholesale business distributing across the UK they are able to offer a whole range of garden products locally in their Lancing outlet shop for half the retail prices. The business is owned and managed by the Vincent family, they work continually to provide the best service and crucially keep costs down for their customers. Pop along to Garden Xtras for a browse and you will receive a warm welcome, advice and most importantly a bargain

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Local company take pride in their work Attention to detail is the motto for the Mr Tree team ‘Mr Tree’ is a small family tree surgery business based in Worthing, the company has been built up over the last 10 years by Shane, his son Anthony ,Lewis and Ross. Shane Jones has a proud record of offering high quality service including free site visits and written estimates and also a full TPO (Tree Preservation Order) application. All the work undertaken is fully insured and the team are fully compliant with current Health and Safety legislation (Risk Assessments, First Aid) all of the equipment is up to date and regularly serviced. The Mr Tree team are trained and certificated for all the work they do, having attended courses at Brinsbury and Plumpton Colleges. Felling ,pruning, crown lifting and hedge trimming are every day jobs for the team. Stumps can be removed to approximately 12 inches below ground level, allowing planting or turfing where the tree used to be. The Mr Tree team always recycle, branches are chipped and taken for recycling at a local green waste recycling plant where it is composted and turned into wood chip or garden compost. Stump grinding waste is suitable for garden mulch and is nearly always kept by customers for their own use. Even wood is recycled into furniture! Large sections of suitable timber are used by local craftsman Brendan Devitt-Spooner to make bespoke furniture. Perhaps you have a hedge which is rather untidy, or a tree which is past its best, or some of those leylandii? Alternatives can be suggested by the team and as experts they can also recommend replacement trees and shrubs, and plant them for you. The Mr Tree philosophy is excellent service at a good price and doing the best job possible every time.

For further information You can contact Shane and his team Call us on 01903 241061 or 07940 591073 website www.mr-tree.co.uk


14 ESSENTIAL Fundraising

St Barnabas Night to Remember Join St Barnabas House for a midnight stroll under the stars!

G at remember! ’ night out to her yo ur girlfriends for a girls

Midnight, Saturday 22 June 2013 WORTHING A sponsored 7 mile or half marathon walk along Worthing’s streets and seafront

Please call the Events Team on 01903 706354 or visit www.nighttoremember.org.uk for more information.

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Join us for a girls’ night out with a difference on Saturday 22 June! Night to Remember is an annual midnight walk for ladies of all ages and abilities, in aid of St Barnabas House, the adults’ hospice for Worthing. This year’s Night to Remember is celebrating St Barnabas House’s 40th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than a 7 or 13.1 mile walk under the stars in Worthing with your girlfriends and hundreds of other ladies? Registration is open at www. nighttoremember.org.uk. The walk will start and finish at Worthing Leisure Centre and registration is just £15 per person, which includes a ‘Night Pack’ (our exclusive Night to Remember t-shirt, torch and medal), fundraising pack, refreshments en route and breakfast upon return. Registration closes on 3 June and you cannot enter on the night, so come on girls, register now at www.nighttoremember.org.uk and then get training, get fit and get fabulous – supporting St Barnabas House along the way!

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Giving something back

Linda Turk from Storrington has been a volunteer at St Barnabas House for the last four years. Here, she tells her how she became involved and what she gets out of being a volunteer for her local hospice What motivated you to volunteer at St Barnabas House? I was introduced to St Barnabas through a current volunteer. When I first came into the hospice, I was struck by how peaceful it was and immediately decided that I wanted to help in some way. At that time, I had been recently bereaved (although not in connection with the hospice), so the people who look after volunteers at the hospice suggested that I wait a little longer. I contacted the hospice after a period of time that I felt was felt appropriate and we discussed the suitability of me volunteering at the hospice. It was nice that they took my bereavement into consideration. Is there a minimum amount of hours you have to commit to each month? During four years of volunteering, I have been a driver taking patients to and from the Day Hospice, volunteered in the coffee shop and I am now volunteering on reception in the In-patient Unit. Across all roles there is usually a minimum of four hours per week. What type of volunteering work do you do? My role requires me to use the computer, entering patient information as necessary,

using the phone to arrange transport for patients and welcoming new patients and their visitors into the hospice. This helps me to keep my computer skills upto-date as well as my brain. I feel I am continuously learning, which is great for me. I need to be adaptable to whatever the day brings and my role is very varied.

To find out more, please contact Voluntary Services on 01903 706315.

What would you say to people thinking of volunteering at St Barnabas? If you have the time to spare and want to give something back to your local community, the hospice is an ideal and inspiring place. Describe in three words what your experience has been as a volunteer? Challenging, rewarding and compassionate. If you have been inspired by Linda and would like to volunteer, the hospice is keen to hear from people who would like to help out with maintaining the gardens, working in laundry and assisting the catering team in the evenings. Whatever your skills, flexibility and a willingness to get involved are the main requirements and the hospice is always delighted to welcome new volunteers.

Yes, I want to volunteer for St Barnabas House

Do you have a few hours to spare to help your local hospice? We are looking for volunteers to join our current team to work at the hospice or in the community.

Volunteers are vital for the day to day running of the hospice and carry out a huge range of tasks from administration and helping out in the wards to gardening and driving. In the community, our Community Companion volunteers help patients to keep their independence by giving them a helping hand in their own environment. Ask us about the wide variety of volunteering roles available – we can find the right role for you!

I’m interested in helping out… what’s the next step? To get your application pack or to find out more, please email; volunteers@stbh.org.uk or call Sophie or Mark on 01903 706314.

St Barnabas House www.stbh.org.uk Registered charity no 256789


16 ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

Business Bites Helen Scott talks door to door selling and government grants

Businesses ‘springing into action’ Isn’t it great to see all the spring flowers emerging? Daffodils on the roadside and crocuses and snowdrops in our parks and gardens. Not even the recent snowfall can hold them back. I have some Hellebores in my garden that wither with the frost, and then bounce back when the sun shines. You could apply this analogy to small businesses and their ability to ride out economic storms. As I write this, I am waiting for the budget announcement. We are a resilient bunch, but any additional support from the government as has been predicted, will naturally be gratefully received!

Door-to-door Selling - Yes or No? I was asked this question by a start-up business a couple of weeks ago, who were considering knocking on householders doors to raise their profile and of course sell their products. Their reasoning for this? They themselves did not mind people knocking on their doors. So, is this a good reason to do it, is this the best way of marketing your product or service? Which houses would you target and in which streets? I have knocked on doors, many years ago, and all I remember was that it was a lot of hard work for not an awful lot of reward. And what about

Essentially Worthing Delivers Success for The Funding Mentor I was delighted to get a piece of long-term mentoring work through my column – Business Bites in Essentially Worthing. It really proves that writing the column and getting yourself in print is worthwhile, plus I thoroughly enjoy writing it….. I do sometimes get recognised from my photograph which is a little disconcerting when the person calls you by your name! Thanks for your on-going support Jacquie. The Funding Mentor – www.thefundingmentor.com e.helen@thefundingmentor.com

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the recipient of this call? I did a straw poll with colleagues on this one, and most people said that they really did not like someone coming to their door to try and sell them something, particularly if Coronation Street was about to start! Door-to-door selling has worked for companies like Avon in the past, and certainly are popular now with energy suppliers and the charity fundraisers too. I guess the questions you have to ask are, is this a viable marketing tool for my type of business, are you prepared to do the leg work and more importantly, perhaps, will your knock on the door really be welcome! What do you think? Grant of the Month The Government has announced the launch of its new Creative Employment Programme. The £15 million, National Lottery funded programme is aimed at increasing work and training opportunities for unemployed young people. The programme will provide funding for 6,500 new traineeships, apprenticeships and paid internship opportunities to help young unemployed people aged 16 to 24 enter the arts and cultural workforce. Employment created will be in a wide range of disciplines, from technical to administrative roles, provided they are located in England and fall within the Arts Council England’s footprint of: Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Visual Arts, Contemporary Craft, Combined Arts, Carnival, Circus, Galleries, Museums, and Libraries. The programme will provide part wage grants to employers who create new apprenticeship and

internship job opportunities for young unemployed people aged 16-24. Employers will need to make an application for funding in order to access a part wage grant. More information at: http://creative-employment. co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme Mini Bite Will Teville Gate ever happen?

Helen Scott The Funding Mentor ‘Successfully Growing and Developing Businesses and Charities’ Twitter: @fundingmentor and join in the conversation #businessbites Web: www.thefundingmentor.com Email: helen@thefundingmentor.com


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Top quality care in a warm friendly environment Inspectors passed the Victoria Royal Beach with flying colours conservatory usually followed by a relaxing afternoon nap. All of this happens every day under the watchful eye of the qualified and experienced team of carers led by the long serving and respected manager Coral. The Victoria Royal Beach care home offers long term, short term and respite care to the elderly in a very warm and relaxed environment. Life can be as busy or as quiet as you wish, with daily entertainment, the choice is yours. As the home only offers accommodation to 20 residents there is a very friendly atmosphere about the place, it is not long before you feel well and truly at home. This has all been recognised in a very recent unannounced CQC inspection where we are proud to say that all the CQC standards were being met with no recommendations necessary. As Spring is around the corner the residents of the Victoria Royal Beach will soon be sitting on their balconies watching the world go by, looking out to sea whilst enjoying afternoon tea and cake. A typical day at Victoria Royal Beach means the residents would have already been entertained in the morning by a professional entertainer, taken an exercise class, joined in with a quiz or ball games. A tasteful lunch is served in the bright and airy

Please feel free to pop in at any time, we are confident that you will not be disappointed. For more information call the manager, Coral Jackson on 01903 246499, or visit our website www.victoriaroyalbeach.co.uk

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18 SPLASH AWARDS

SPLASH AWARDS 2013 Community awards celebrate success and hearts of gold. Sponsored by Proto Restaurant Group and Worthing Extreme Tyres The 5th annual Splash Awards, celebrated the best that Worthing and the surrounding area has to offer, recognising everything from a successful business, through to individuals with a heart of gold.

Chris Copsey Gold Award with Jacobs Steel WINNER: Diane Guest Diane is a champion of Worthing’s West End and has been chair of Worthing’s Pub Watch for over 10 years.

The winners:

Courage Award with The Pet Shop, Worthing WINNER: Jennifer Lynch 11 year old Jennifer has been courageously coping with her rare illness Wolfram Syndrome and has recently returned to school full time. A very deserving winner indeed..

Best Business with Worthing Town Centre Initiative WINNER: Shaun Slater Gould For 17 years Shaun Slater Gould Hair Spa have been in the town and the business has grown from strength to strength. Best New Business with Cartridge World WINNER: Julia’s Kitchen Julia’s Kitchen, on Nepcote Lane in Findon. Praised for their customer service and delicious teas and cakes.

Dad Of The Year with Alverstone Autos WINNER: Luke Sayers Luke has shown unconditional love and support to his wife Danielle and even home tutored their daughter Rihanna while they wait for her to be offered a place at Palatine School.

Charity of the Year with Saywell International WINNER: Camelia Botnar Childrens’ Centre For over 30 years the Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre in Goring has been supporting local families and proving a preschool to children with physical and learning difficulties.

Fundraiser of the Year with Southern Water WINNER: Helen Hancorn Helens 13 month old granddaughter tragically died of meningitis 4 years ago and since then Helen has been fundraising for Meningitis UK by running the Brighton Marathon and the Great South Run to name a few.

Lifetime Achievement with Worthing Leisure WINNER: Morty Hollis Morty is president of Worthing FC and has been working at the club for over 50 years. From tending to the pitch to promoting the team in schools and looking after visitors and officials, Morty really is the face of football in Worthing.. Mum of the Year with ASDA Ferring WINNER: Lorraine Harman Lorraine is mum to 6 children, including 20 month old Diego who was born with Downs Syndrome. As well as providing unconditional support Lorraine has set up Baby Buddy’s a charity offering supporting other families. Top Teacher with Worthing College WINNER: Anna Strudwick Miss Strudwick was described as an excellent teacher and a great friend, offering advice and support to all her students. She brought dance classes to Worthing High which have proved hugely popular with both the girls and boys. For all winners details and photos go to www.splashfm.com

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Our usual Dr Sarah health column has been hijacked this month for a very good cause

Dear Editor, I have hijacked this column with a tenuous Link to medicine and do not intend returning it until my ransom demands are met in full. Yours, Mercenary Pirate. On Sunday 8th September, I shall be attempting to complete an Iron Distance Triathlon in Henley, Surrey in aid of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and the Paediatric Emergency Department of Worthing Hospital. Why? That is a question I’m pushing gently to the back of my mind as the enormity of my foolishness and bravado hits home. As anyone who knows me will testify, I’ve prattled on for long enough about attempting this event and it’s time I got on with it or just shut up. Of course, a challenge is only a challenge if you don’t know you can do it. If there’s more than a vague fear that you might fail spectacularly- and in this case now- quite publicly too. The Iron Distance event is essentially a long triathlon; a 3.8km swim, followed by 180km on a bike and finishing off with a 42km marathon. The event must be completed in 16 hours to avoid disqualification. 16 hours. Sweet Jesus. The only sensible part of this is the fundraising. I’m hoping to raise money for a superlatively good cause; sick children. I only realised myself (too late to be saved), what a curse-as well as a blessing- being a parent really is. I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me before, or why no-one have ever thought to mention it. But from the moment of delivery on, I knew my life would be defined by the too-terrible-to articulate fear that Something Bad would happen to my little scrap. And that this terror would never cease, no matter how big the scrap got. So I cannot even imagine the journey that parents of sick and injured children have to endure. Can there be anywhere simultaneously more heartwarming and heartbreaking than a children’s hospice?

I’m also raising money for our new children’s Emergency Department at Worthing. This provides a separate, purpose built area to receive and treat children and young people in need of emergency medical care. I hope this has improved the experience of our younger patients and their parents who attend. Two massively worthy causes. I absolutely couldn’t do it without my fundraisers in chief Rachel ‘HP’ Henderson-Payne and Debbie Silburn. Their hard work shames me into action. If you feel you might be able to make a donation you can do so via the www.justgiving. com/DrHoness webpage. If you can offer any other help, the beautiful Rachel can be contacted at rachelhp@msn.com I am hoping to set up a training blog, so that the extent of my pain and suffering can be

conveniently followed from the comfort of your iphone. I can’t promise this will be the last I say on the subject. Thank you, in advance for all help, support and wads of cash.

Dr Sarah

trained in medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

Essential Directory sheltered accommodation

WORTHING Offering Assisted Retirement living for the Elderly

We offer lovely rooms with private facilities, full board and a very friendly atmosphere.

Please contact Wendy Egan on 01903 208665 8 Southey Road, Worthing. BN11 3HT abbeyfieldworthing@btconnect.com www.abbeyfield-worthing.co.uk

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WORTHING Offering Assisted Retirement living for the Elderly Volunteers Required Are you a friendly person who enjoys chatting, coffee mornings, trips out or generally helping others? We would love to hear from you if you have any time to spare. Please contact Wendy Egan for details on how you could help. 01903 208665 abbeyfieldworthing@btconnect.com www.abbeyfield-worthing.co.uk

household goods wanted

Are you a friendly person who We enjoys chatting, coffeeNeed mornings, Your tripsUnwanted out or generally helping Furniture others? Your donations of furniture, electrical We would love to hear from you if goods and Bric-a-Brac will help us raise you have any time to spare.

funds for our Community Programme helping people here in Worthing.

Call 01903 750594 for FREE collection

The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and a Registered Charity www.salvationarmy.org.uk/worthing

FRIENDS OF WORTHING HOSPITALS

Can you spare 4 hours a week? If so, why not consider becoming a VOLUNTEER at The Friends of Worthing Hospitals Shop. For more information and an application form Please contactRON Terry NOAKES Lawrence on please contact on 01903 205111(ext 4540). Or visit our 01903 872188 shopronald.noakes@ntlworld.com in the west wing of the hospital

We always need good quality donations for our charity shops especially furniture

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