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Kingston Upon Thames Edition 22 - May 2014

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Hi Guys and Girls! What a great time of the year this is….So many bank holidays, and we have even seen some sunshine. It’s such a positive time! Looking ahead to the summer, this month’s special feature is all about what to do in the summer, and I am guessing you could use some of the tips for the month ahead. That’s only if you are not too busy with everything that is going on. It’s the end of the premiership, FA cup final time, the F1 is well under way, and on a local level, we have The Kingston Beer Festival (which is held at the Kingston Working Men’s Club), Kingston Museum’s WW1 exhibition and Create Kingston (otherwise known as The Kingston May Merrie).

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Community Section ................................................. This Months Charity - The Fircroft Trust Community person - Apprentice of the Year Leanna Carl Tudor Morris Police Advice

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Care in The Community .......................................... 10-12 Kingston Care Watch

This month we have launched two new sections, a new Motoring Section and Learning Section. If you are looking for something for the kids to learn, then why not give British School of Rock a call? There is such a busy summer ahead in Kingston, so make sure you keep checking our Facebook and Tweets to find out what is going on. If you can get involved with some of the charity events, such as the Kingston Dragon Boat race, then now is an ideal time to get your team together!

Kingston History Section ....................................... The Seven Saxon Kings

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Gardening Section .................................................... Types of Tree Surgery

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Education Section ..................................................... Creative Writing

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Motoring Section ....................................................... Bike and Scooter Safety

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Cooking Corner ........................................................... Recipe for Moroccan Lamb Cutlets with a Balkan Side Salad

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Health and Beauty Section .................................... Take Time to Pamper Yourself

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Places to Go .................................................................. 32-34 Rose Theatre Listings Kingston Beer and Cider Festival Create in Kingston

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Business Administration Apprentice Leanna Carl This month we’re looking at apprenticeships, as last month was the KAE Apprenticeship Awards 2014, and our own apprentice Leanna was given a certificate for Apprentice of the year- currently in training. Omni Local is a proud backer of the apprenticeship scheme, and upon hiring Leanna as an apprentice, has seen the benefits of the opportunity.

COMMUNITY SECTION This month’s Community Person: Leanna Carl Supplied by: Omni Local

“John and I have formed a great working relationship the past 6-7 months and have accomplished so many things already. This apprenticeship has really given me the chance to show how much I want to be a writer and I’ve learnt so many new things. After missing opportunities and putting earning before learning as a teenager, I didn’t think I would ever have the qualifications to compete for a position like this. Against impressive applications from university graduates who aspire to go into journalism, it seemed like a pipe dream. After deciding I didn’t want to work in kitchens anymore and feeling like it was safe to explore my options, I teamed up with the JobCentre to really work on getting where I want to be. Through their advice I started a preapprenticeship course at Kingston Adult Education, that helped me figure out where to start my career path. In addition, I was given work experience in a great dental publishing company (Quintessence Publishing) and a brush up on my functional skills. It really helped me see how I would handle work in an office environment. A few months down the line, my advisor Ross Leach, at Kingston JobCentre started chasing people at KAE to see if they had any fitting apprenticeship listings. Lisa Havenga then contacted us with a role she felt sounded tailor made. I didn’t quite believe what I was reading, as it sounded such an amazing opportunity and I sort of doubted my ability for the job. After talking to Lisa and John about my worries, I took the leap, and I’m so glad I did. John has made me feel like a real asset to the company and has given me so many opportunities to make myself, and my family proud. I feel really lucky to have received an 5

award for doing something that I love being a part of.” - Leanna The main concern for young people when considering an apprenticeship is the low wage, but the progress shown by all apprentices at this year’s awards ceremony, and the countless recommendations from participating employers shows it is all worth it. If you are looking for a chance to earn and learn at the same time, or to hire an aspiring young person to benefit your business, we definitely recommend you look into it at www.apprenticeships.org.uk


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The Fircroft Trust - Your Local Kingston Charity Mental Health – it’s everybody’s issue. Why? Because one in four people will develop mental ill-health at some time in their lives. That means that everybody knows at least one person who has a mental health problem. With support from organisations such as The Fircroft Trust, the recovery rates are between 70-80%.

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Mental health issues have on the whole, received a lot of bad press, making it an illness that people are reluctant to admit having – some even feel too ashamed to tell their family and friends. At Fircroft, we offer a safe and nurturing environment for people to recover. We provide a range of different activities that help people manage their illness, learn new skills and re-build their social networks. The Fircroft Trust is a life-line to many, especially to those who don’t have any ongoing support. Support and donations are always needed and greatly welcomed. You may wish to consider: • Donating good-as-new items or white goods to our shops (Tel: 0208 399 3136) • Volunteering (Tel: 0208 399 1772) at our shops, garden project or elsewhere • Attending our events (see our Facebook or website) • Buying plants or hand- made crafts at our garden project (96 Ditton Road, Surbiton, Surrey)

• Giving financially (£30 will pay for someone to join an in-house sessional class for a term) “I can be myself at the Centre - no acting or being judged” (Service User) To find out more about The Fircroft Trust visit: www.thefircrofttrust.org (Charity Number 802456)

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POLICE ADVICE Visitor Information London is one of the most interesting and exciting capital cities in the world attracting millions of visitors each year. It’s also one of the safest. As in any large, busy city, however, crime can sometimes be a problem so you do need to take care about personal safety and looking after your belongings. These pages give advice on what you can do to make your visit to London safer and more enjoyable. In your hotel Avoid leaving valuables in your room - keep them in the hotel safety box or safe. Keep a record of your personal belongings such as cameras, credit cards, passports and travellers cheques. Note down the numbers - it may help police to identify them if they do get lost or stolen. When you leave the hotel, make sure the door of your room is firmly closed. Always hand your key in to the reception staff or use the key box - don’t leave it on the reception desk. Remember that hotel lobbies and reception areas are open to the public so don’t leave your bags or any valuables lying on the floor unattended at any time. Out and about Keep your bag or camera where you can see them by wearing them in front of you, not over your shoulder. This is especially important if

you are in a crowded area such as on a bus or an underground train. When in restaurants, bars, theatres or cinemas never leave your bag on the floor or over the back of your chair. Keep it where you can see it. Only buy theatre or concert tickets from reliable sources and not from ‘touts’ in the street. If you’re out and about at night on foot try to keep to busy, well-lit areas. When travelling by bus or train try to avoid using stations in isolated places. When possible sit near the driver on buses, and on trains try to make sure you sit in a compartment where there are other people. Only use taxis that have been licensed. These are easily recognised by a licence on display. Take extra care when crossing the road. Always remember to look both ways as traffic may be coming from a different direction than you are expecting. Remember the police are there to help you. If anything does go wrong and your possessions are lost or stolen then contact the police at the earliest opportunity. This page was sponsored by:

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Reducing Loneliness and Isolation Loneliness can affect everyone, at whatever age. Approximately 10% of the population aged over 65 are chronically lonely, equating to over 860,000 people in England alone. Loneliness might be a temporary feeling, or it can linger, staying with you for a long time. If feeling lonely is a constant state of being, it affects health and well-being. Knowing how to reduce feelings of loneliness can help you, or a loved one to feel less isolated and happier. There are things you can do to help combat loneliness:

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY Supplied by: Tracey Steel

Talk with people When you are already feeling lonely and perhaps a bit low, it can be difficult to talk with people. However, once you start having a chat with someone, you begin to feel better. Sitting and thinking about how lonely you feel will only deepen the feeling. Catch up with friends or family on the phone or visit them if they are local. Connect online The internet has proved to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation for many people. Even if you are unable to get out and about so much, the internet is always there. You can find forums to engage with others, who may be in a similar situation to you. Connect with nature Nature has a great way of helping us feel more connected with earth and each other. Spending as little as ten minutes a day with nature can significantly improve feelings of well-being. Go for a walk in a local park; spend time in the garden; start a kitchen herb garden; join a rambling group; help out at an animal rescue centre or get a pet like a cat or a dog.

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Keeping busy You may be able to get help to be busy so check out what financial help you might be entitled to with your local council. See what local activities are happening. There are often coffee mornings in most places which are regular events where you can meet people and make new friends. Have a think about what hobbies you might want to take up, or continue. Campaign to end loneliness If you want to help people who are suffering with loneliness, there is an organisation called Campaign to End Loneliness. They offer volunteering opportunities, and other ways to get involved, including raising awareness in your local community. Getting involved with something like this could also help beat the loneliness. Visit www.campaigntoendloneliness.org for more information. Let us help Carewatch can help you or an older relative with reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation. We can provide a care worker for friendship and companionship, or help less mobile people to get out and about more. For more information about how Carewatch can help you and your family, visit www.carewatchkingston.co.uk or call 020 8330 0070


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The Seven Saxon Kings Last month I wrote about the Coronation Stone and the fact that the seven Saxon Kings are associated with Kingston. I thought that this month you might like to read more about them – and did you know that you can see each of them depicted on a vivid mural, on the side of the BHS store in Eden Street which was put up in 1985?

HISTORY PAGE Supplied by: Mike Seigel

The first of the seven was Edward the Elder -the son of the famous Alfred the Great, who was crowned, possibly in Kingston around 900. He is best known for his re-conquest of all England south of the Humber, after the Viking invasions, and he is thought to have had up to three wives and fourteen children! One of his children was Athelstan, who succeeded him around 924, and who we know for certain was crowned in Kingston. He is thought to have been a wise ruler, who not only pushed English power further North by capturing York from the Danes, but who also strengthened royal control over the kingdom with new law codes and a regulated currency. Athelstan died childless around 940 and was succeeded by his half-brother Edmund I, who reigned for only a few years before being murdered at his own feast at the age of about 25! He was succeeded by his brother Edred around 946, and so three of Athelstan’s sons all became king. Edred had to deal with further trouble from the Danes in the north, and also appears to have been dominated by his mother! He died around 955, succeeded by his nephew Edwy, son of Edmund I. Edwy was not a good king, and his immoral behaviour is well-depicted on the Eden Street mural. He fell out with the Church, and died after a reign of only four years. His successor Edgar is not associated with Kingston, as he was crowned in Bath and died in Winchester. It was Edgar’s son, Edward the Martyr, who is our next Saxon King. He too had a short and troubled reign (975-979) and was murdered 13

at Corfe Castle - possibly on the instructions of his stepmother, and was succeeded in turn by the more famous Ethelred, known as the Unready. This is, in fact, a misunderstanding of the Saxon word ‘unraed’ which means ‘ill-advised’. Ethelred was indeed ill-advised and he paid the notorious Danegeld to try to assuage the Danes – but in vain; Danish kings retook England, and Ethelred was forced to flee to Normandy. So Kingston’s seven Saxon kings provide some colourful stories, which you might care to reflect upon the next time you are queueing for the Seven Kings car park! If you are interested in learning more about the history of our town, why not join one of our tours, led by specially trained volunteers? These take place every Sunday until the end of September, and then they happen on the first Sunday of each month until the end of March. The charge is £4 per adult - or you can arrange a special tour for you and your friends at a time to suit you. For further information please ring 020 8399 0160 or 020 8399 7888.


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The Cooking Corner Moroccan Lamb Cutlets & Balkan Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp turmeric ½ bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped 1 lemon (quartered) 8 lamb cutlets Method: Himalayan pink salt to the peppers and let stand in a bowl for two hours to soften them before preparing the salad.

1. Mix the oil with the cinnamon, ground cumin, ground coriander and turmeric. 2. Brush both sides of the cutlets with the oil mixture. 3. Lay the cutlets on the barbecue or grill and cook for around 12-15 minutes. 4. Once cooked, sprinkle with the fresh coriander and serve with the lemon.

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Types of Tree Surgery This article will discuss the range of tree surgery options for your garden trees. The type of work, and when it is best undergone varies with different tree species. I have always hated the term “lopping” used by unqualified tree surgeons, as it implies that the removal of large limbs in a tree usually involving just the upper canopy. The consequences of lopping can be both detrimental to the health and vitality of the tree, as well as ruining the aesthetic form of the tree.

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A good starting point in discussing possible tree surgery should begin with asking why the works are being considered, for example: • Is the canopy causing too much shade across the garden? • Are the upper limbs affecting gutters, telephone lines etc? • Are there concerns over the influence of the rootplate affecting underground services and foundations? • Has the canopy got an unbalanced form? • Is the canopy too dense or alternatively too thin on the inner area with growth on just the outer crown? As part of your quote, the range of options for answering these questions can be discussed. Quite often where there are several trees in a garden, it might be appropriate to phase works over a number of years so trees can evolve and develop responding to changes in light conditions created by each piece of surgery. Some trees have much faster growth rates and require a shorter surgery repeat cycle, such as Leylandii conifers, Bay, Willow, Hazel and Laurel trees. These trees may require harder surgery to make it more cost effective in terms of the rate at which they grow back into the original form! The classic example are the conifer trees which often need annual “feathering” of the sides and reductions of the upper crown every 2 to 3 years. 17

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Decking If you’re looking to improve your garden or patio, why not build a new deck? Complete with a beautiful sliding door (perhaps from urban & grey) you can’t go wrong.

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You will need a lot of tools and materials for the job, such as: a tape measure, a pencil, a spirit level, gloves, a mitre saw, screwdrivers, a hammer, a jigsaw, sander, a drill, a workbench, wood preserver, decking boards, concrete slabs, wood for stakes, plenty of nails, wood for the framework and decking screws. (Optional: weed control fabric and a nail gun.) Basic Step-By-Step Method: • Measure out the area so you can figure out how many materials you’re going to need. Compress any loose soil to even it out. • If you’ve opted for any extras, such as weedcontrol fabric, lay it down over the entire area to stop any unwanted weeds from spoiling the finished product. • Use concrete slabs to keep the wooden frame away from the damp ground. Remember to level it out. • A simple box frame is the first step. It will also allow for any decking to overhang if necessary. • Joists need to be laid with about 400mm gaps between them, then nailed into place. Feel free to use a nail gun to make the job easier. • Make up some pointed stakes from treated timber, and hammer them into the inside corners around the frame. If you screw them in, it will keep the frame from moving around. • In order to make sure the decking runs parallel with the back/front of the house, you will need a mitre saw to cut the planks. Remember to make a line with a pencil to check its equal. 23

• Start laying down the decking boards about 5mm apart, making sure to place two screws at each joist. Mitre planks where necessary and sand down the ends of the planks so they are smooth. • Fix a plank to the sides of the frame. Make sure they line up with the edge of the outer panels. You can also add a step by making up another framework large enough for two planks. • Fix in the frame around the deck and hammer stakes into the corners, as before. If you have built a step, remember to place two screws in at every joist. Screw two more panels onto the front face for an elegant finish. A standard-sized deck could take around 40 decking boards and about 800-900 screws, so it could definitely save you money to find out how to build it yourself. If the job sounds a bit daunting, however, you can always seek help from reasonable and high-quality professionals such as TFG Bespoke Building Services (see advert on page 3).


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Creative writing A recent survey found that writing a book is top of many people’s lists of things to do when they retire, but why wait till then? More and more people are discovering that writing can be a rewarding hobby at any time in life, and it’s not just a secret desire to be the next JK Rowling or William Shakespeare that’s getting people to unleash their inner author.

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For some people the aim is to leave a personal history for their children or grandchildren. For others it is to capture the day to day; recording the things they enjoy, or venting their spleen about the things that annoy them. For many more it is so that they can finally turn the idea they have always had into the book or film they’ve dreamed of writing. The reasons are endless, but where can you go to get started? Many universities offer creative writing degrees but these may require more time than you can easily commit to, or may not be for you if you haven’t written before and are taking up writing as a hobby rather than a full time occupation. Courses for beginners are a more affordable option, and can be fitted in around the day job or school run. The courses are a great way to learn about the building blocks of good writing. Coming up with characters and writing dialogue that brings them to life; creating vivid settings that make a reader feel like they are there (wherever and whenever ‘there’ may be!), and making your story grab someone’s attention from the start. For people that want to write, but haven’t yet got a story, there is also somewhere you can go for practical advice on how to take things you hear or see and use them to create entirely new stories. Places like adult education colleges, libraries and art centres provide classes for groups. For people interested in one-to-one tuition or online courses however, local playwright/ author Andy Moseley offers individual courses. These courses are tailored to help you write what you want you to; developing your ideas and building them into stories, giving you written feedback so you can see how your writing is developing as you learn new things, and putting them into practice.

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With summer coming up and the holiday season approaching there has never been a better time to pick up your pen, or turn on your laptop, to get started. Who knows, the next time you go on holiday, it could be your book you’re picking up when you board the plane. To find out more about the courses and tuitions, call 07917 226673 or visit www. andymoseley.com. Alternatively, you can send an email to andy. moseley@virgin.net


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Making the Most of the Summer Holidays We’re coming up to everyone’s favourite time of the year, but who of you already has plans for when school’s out and the sun is shining? If you haven’t put too much thought into using the time wisely or taking a trip somewhere, don’t worry. This article will hopefully inspire some great ideas for what to do with the family, with friends or even by yourself.

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Fun at Home If you want to find a simple way to entertain the kids during the warmer days, why not set up some outdoor games for them? This could range from using a simple packet of chalk to play hopscotch and create washable drawings wherever they want to buying them some water balloons, or if you have a little more money to play around with -water pistols. Every kid loves a good water fight when the heat kicks in. Of course, if you want something a little less wet, you could always opt for simpler outdoor games and activities. You could set up a little outdoor picnic for the kids and give them plenty of toys to occupy them in the garden or a ball to kick

around. Just be sure it doesn’t get too out of hand. If you want something more hands on to do with them, you could always bring them inside for some baking, or make your own ice lollies in all different flavours. With all the DIY sets you can find in stores like The Entertainer these days, there are plenty of ways to stay creative and occupy their time. From slushy makers to make-your-own jewellery kits, to actual DIY toolkits for boys, there’s always something for everyone. Fun Days Out If you’re looking to take the kids out, or even just find somewhere to appreciate the sun by yourself or with your other half, you should know it isn’t necessarily going to cost the

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Earth. Sure, if you’re looking to hit one of the UK’s best theme parks or whisk the family away somewhere for a holiday, it could take a big bite out of your savings. There are other ways however, to spend the holidays doing things for a lot less. You could simply take the family to the park for a fun day out full of sports and sunbathing, perhaps pack a lunch for the trip? Or you could take a nice walk alone down by the riverside in Kington and plan the rest of your break out. I think that a trip to the cinema on a warm evening is highly underrated, as it is always a fun trip for families and friends; also, if you’re worn out from the lack of shade while you’re out, you get to take refuge in a cool, air conditioned theatre and get off of your feet for a bit! You can find out which movie we recommend seeing this month by referring to our Film File section. There are so many places to take the kids in Kingston this month that you might not even be aware of, such as child-friendly productions of shows like The Gruffalo, at the Rose Theatre (See listings on page 32). You could even get them involved in things like dance classes and martial arts, or enrol in a class yourself. There are so many yoga and dance classes held all over Kingston, or writing classes

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such as Andy Moseley for those interested in creative writing (see advert on page 24). Hosting Events Why not throw a BBQ this summer? There’s no better way to make the most of a lovely day than to fire up the grill and invite people over for a catch up and a bite to eat. This doesn’t necessarily mean countless burgers and hot dogs, either. Why not mix it up with some inventive side dishes, grilled fruit kebabs, or our latest delicious recipe feature for Moroccan lamb cutlets on page 15? You could even throw in some home-blended cocktails (or mock-tails) to refresh your guests. If you have any special events coming up this Summer, such as birthdays and anniversaries, why not celebrate outdoors? You could throw the perfect party in your back garden, as long as you have the right means; ie. good music, a loud enough sound system, plenty of food and drink and perhaps a marquis, if you’re worried about natural interferences from changes in weather -or birds. If you really want to go all out, you could even consider a bouncy castle or a bubble machine to occupy the little ones. When the sun comes out, the possibilities become endless. So don’t waste time indoors, use the holiday wisely!


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Take Time to Pamper Yourself Last issue was all about doing-it-yourself, but have you taken the time to do something for yourself? Who says you don’t deserve some “Me Time”? Leaving a gap in your calendar to relax, and to treat yourself is good for your health -and good for the soul, so don’t neglect yourself! It could be that you’re worried you can’t afford a fancy spa day, or you have too many prior obligations. Hopefully this article will inspire you to work around your busy lifestyle and take a moment just for you.

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Create your own indoor spa. If you can’t afford to go out, or need to stay home, you just need to plan your day accordingly. Wait until the kids are at a friends, at school (or asleep) and set up your own little slice of heaven -even if it means finding a babysitter! Lighting a few candles or adding a few drops of lavender oil to a nice hot bath will instantly create a relaxed atmosphere. It isn’t impossible to soak in the bath with a good book, or catch up with your favourite shows on your laptop or ipad either. Ahh technology! Stock up on goodies! Take a break from your diet -at least for today- and splurge on your favourite box of chocolates, or a delicious meal for one. A hot beverage always lifts the mood too -just remember to savour it. It isn’t about the caffeine or the thirst quenching, its about the soothing, delicious experience, so go for something special. That means moving aside your generic bulk buy of teabags and trying exciting new infusions, or getting an aromatic, top quality coffee. Exercise. I know it may sound like a trap, but it is a well-known fact that getting those muscles going releases all kinds of endorphins and will make you feel awesome afterwards. This is still part of “Me Time” of course, so no need to hit it too hard and wear yourself out. Just in having a good stretch or practising your yoga you’ll start seeing the benefits of staying active. Even just a nice walk alone with your thoughts -maybe with your favourite songs playing on your ipod- can do wonders for the mind and body. Then when you’re done, you could give yourself a nice foot bath and a pedicure. Give yourself the full treatment. Why not get 29

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Tue 6 May to Sat 10 May THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this new hit comedy Direct from the West End Tickets £6 - £27 The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call. Tue 20 May to Sat 24 May HORRIBLE HISTORIES - RUTHLESS ROMANS Tickets £13 - £15 From the evil Emperors to the gruesome gladiators, find out why there’s no place like Rome! Join Julius Caesar’s battle to be emperor, experience the terrible tactics of the Roman army, hold on tight for a terrifying journey into Roman Britain with Queen Boudica and prepare to meet sword-slaying Spartacus! 32

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Out and about in Kingston If you’re looking for great ways to enjoy your evenings and weekends, look no further than Kingston upon Thames. With all the upcoming events this year (for example, the return of our Kingston Comedy Festival in October) there is plenty to get excited about. Never mind the quantity of great eating, shopping and entertainment establishments on the high street. If you’re looking for somewhere to go this month, you might want to check out the 15th Kingston Beer & Cider festival. Held by the Kingston & Leatherhead branch of CAMRA at the Kingston Workman’s Club on Old London Road, there will be over 50 different beers to try and around a dozen types of cider and perries. From Thursday 15th May (5.00pm) through Friday and Saturday (11am open - 11pm and 9pm closing), entry will be £3 or less (free on Fridays before 4pm). If you’re not much of an ale- enthusiast however, be sure to check out

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Create in Kingston 2014 On the first bank holiday of May, Kingston upon Thames will be hosting the debut of the Kingston Design Festival “Create in Kingston.” This festival will be held to celebrate all forms of creativity around the town, including digital art and design, dance, crafts, music and more. There will be many events, live entertainment and exhibitions throughout the 5th May that will shine a light on the artistic side of our town and will give you some fun ideas on where to take the kids during the bank holiday.

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Old London Road will be featuring a vintage fashion market for those with a love for retro clothing, and an Artisan market in Memorial square will cater to those with a passion for food. Families will be thoroughly entertained through the use of play areas, live music and stunt/skateboarding demonstrations, as well as 3D printing demos inside the Bentall centre. There is so much more to be a part of in Kingston during the event, for example: • Authentic morris dancing, as well as jump and jive classes and busking on Clarence Street • Excellent live music, a giant re-created “Hungry Hungry Hippos” game and Punch and Judy performances at All Saints Church and gardens • More music, dancing and a giant Magnetic Fishing game in Eagle Brewery Wharf • Incredible circus acts, hula hoop workshops and giant “Crown those Saxon Kings” game at the Kingston Market Place

• A classic toys and games exhibition at Kingston Museum and children’s storytelling at the Rose Theatre Kingston

• A wonderful craft market, giant “Buckaroo” game for the kids, carousel rides and plenty of dancing at Old London Road • Facepainting, an inflatable slide and a visiting farm at the Memorial Gardens

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Supplied by: Leanna Carl this film packed full of new and powerful foes, such as Electro (Jamie Foxx), Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti); but the constant struggle to remain anonymous and balance out his personal life weighs heavy on his shoulders. It isn’t all bad in the life of Spidey, with his abilities to swing from skyscrapers and climb up buildings -not to mention spending his spare time with the gorgeous Gwen (Emma Stone), but it isn’t an easy job for one man. Being a hero will always come at a price. Each new threat is a bigger fight than the last and the only thing these dangerous enemies have in common is that they are all linked to the mysterious Oscorp. Can Spiderman protect New York City from these incredible new villians? This film is definitely ideal for adventure fanatics and comic book collectors, but well worth a full on family trip to the cinema too.

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2. Keep Your Lawn Green: Get your lawn in shape, as a patchy lawn takes away from the home’s overall appearance. Your local garden store has supplies to re-seed those unhealthy areas, or you could speak to your local gardener! 3. Add insulation to save energy: An inexpensive way to increase your home’s energy is to add insulation, reducing heating and cooling costs by more than 25%. Remember you must order an EPC before you market your property to sell, and this will show how energy efficient your property is. 4. Update kitchen appliances: The kitchen is often the room that buyers gravitate towards first, and an updated kitchen can help sell your home. You don’t have to remodel it completely, but updating appliances and replacing cabinet doors can make a big impact at a relatively low cost. 5. Update bathroom fixtures: A little change can go a long way when it comes to the look of your bathroom. Updating simple fixtures such as your sink and taps can improve on an outdated bathroom style. 6. Repair the outdoor fixtures: If you’re trying to sell a house, the appearance of the fence and guttering can be crucial -especially after storms! They will also add value to the home overall, with gutters protecting against water damage. Buyers with children or pets are also likely to appreciate the privacy and security of an enclosed property. 7. Store and organize: Ample storage space is a plus, especially when it comes to closets, lofts and garages. Make sure buyers are able to view them adequately, by being able to enter and look around fully. 8. Widest exposure: If you are serious about selling, it is important to promote to the widest possible audience. Ensure your agent can advertise your property locally, nationally and nowadays internationally. 43

9. Consider a ‘For Sale’ board: For those nervous about this, use a ‘viewing by appointment only’ slip if you wish. This will alert buyers who may not be registered with agents and even your neighbours who might be especially interested! 10. Price your property realistically: Use a professional and trained estate agent to sell your property, not just use the one with the highest valuation! Many people feel that agents overvalue a property just to get the business. Do you want to sell your property efficiently, or keep lowering the price every month? For a professional & personal service call 0208 102 9580 or 07772 826632 or refer to the Century 21 advert on page 44

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Self-Employed Sales Manager Kingston Upon Thames Full time or Part time £40,000 - £50,000 per annum Immediate Start - Call John: 07898 870 870

PA to Managing Director Wimbledon, Greater London £25000 - £30000 per annum Reporting to the Managing Director, this role supports the business as a whole, working across all teams within the company and on a variety of tasks. kingston@select.co.uk

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