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incorporating LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE THE ELMBRIDGE MAGAZINE

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St. George’s Place St. George’s Place is a small gated enclave of classic style villas situated off Esher Park Avenue, one of the most prestigious residential roads in Esher, Surrey. With Esher train station approximately 1 mile (service to London Waterloo from 23 minutes) and just a few minutes from the high street’s superb choice of prestigious shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants, this highly specified 5 bedroom home has an extremely spacious interior layout arranged over 4 f loors and is set within private south facing landscaped grounds. But hurry, as it’s now the last opportunity to live on this idyllic development. Price £3.5 million

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Moor Park Situated in the prestigious Moor Park area of Farnham, Surrey and just a short drive from its historic town centre and station (London Waterloo 55 minutes), Lanercost is an exceptionally spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, detached country house with a triple garage that combines fine external architectural detailing, with a sumptuous and beautifully appointed interior layout. Set behind secure electric entrance gates in approximately 1.1 acres of stunning landscaped grounds, this elegant property provides the perfect answer for growing families looking for space, an idyllic country setting and a future investment. Price £2.85 million

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ne of Queen Victoria’s favourite boltholes was in Esher in Surrey, not really surprising, appreciating its location, which was is only nineteen miles from The Mall. Originally built for Clive of India, the Queen’s Surrey home, Claremount House, became a discreet retreat for her, and at other times on her invitation a welcome refuge for several troubled foreign Royal families seeking a safe house. Since which time, Esher’s popularity has spread from publicity shy sovereigns through to the Kings and Queens of Rock and Pop, George Harrison and Maurice Gibb to name but two. The present day Esher rich and famous, which includes many a TV and radio celebrity, all love the combination of a buzzy picture book High Street with discreetly located family houses in the leafy back lanes, and all within a 30 minute commute from London Waterloo. So what could be more perfect than living in a brand new detached 5 bedroom 4 bathroom Octagon house, situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from Esher’s bustling High Street. This house is the last available in St. George’s Place, Octagon’s small gated enclave of just six handsome town and family houses on exclusive Esher Park Avenue. All have elegant brick and stone exteriors, integral garages and off street parking. The many stylish fittings include a marble floor entrance hall with contemporary glass panelled staircase, a handcrafted kitchen with sleek glass fronted units and a full range of Miele 4

built-in appliances. Upstairs there are bespoke fitted wardrobes with flexible storage in the bedrooms, marble and porcelain stone tiled bathrooms, two of which are en-suite, and all featuring classic white sanitaryware with chrome fittings, along with cleverly designed hidden storage behind mirrored wall panels and walnut vanity units. There is a generous allocation of family living space throughout the house; a garden level family room adjoins the eat in kitchen, which has wide fold back doors leading onto a sheltered walled external patio. On the ground floor are the TV den and impressive double length drawing /dining room, where elegant French doors lead out onto a deep paved terrace and private landscaped garden. Priced at £3.5m the house is open for viewing daily between 10 a.m. – 4p.m. To view outside of opening times telephone the show house on 01372 460117 or call appointed agents Savills on 01372.461900. More details can be found on www.octagon.co.uk


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here can't be many wildlife artists who've also worked for the US military but Richard Symonds is one of them. His art career started in 1991, after he returned to the UK from a two year stint with the US military flying target drones for the marines. A huge leap for some, but Richard's passion for Art has always been his first love. He engagingly admits that he wasn't much of an academic achiever at school but always enjoyed painting and drawing, as well as having a very real fascination with wildlife and the natural world. Soon after Richard began painting and exhibiting, commissions began to flow in; requests for drawings and paintings of all sorts of animals and portraits. He was also quickly commissioned by Harley-Davidson to design and create a range of T-shirts and merchandise for this iconic brand. In 1996, Richard flew to Africa in order to observe the wildlife he loves up close. This trip of a lifetime meant that he returned to his Surrey studio brimming with inspiration, which soon led to his first one-man exhibition at Harrods. His trip to Africa was in part due to his contacts with family friend David Shepherd who runs the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in Shalford, Surrey - one of several wildlife charities which Richard supports. David, along with wildlife campaigner and actress Virginia McKenna opened the Harrods show. Following his first exhibition, Richard's work was soon catching the eye of sports stars, royalty and celebrities including HRH Prince Michael of Kent, John Cleese, Tipi Hedren and Gary Linker. He was also commissioned to work for and to exhibit in Lloyds of London, Warburg Dillon and Read Bank and Henley Fine Arts. Richard has exhibited his work in galleries in and around London including Christie's and Sotheby's, where record prices have been paid for his work by eager collections. His work can also be found in private and corporate collections worldwide, in countries as diverse as the USA, South Africa, Russia, India, China, Hong Kong and Europe. Richard asserts that one of the highlights of his career was being flown out to Cape

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Coming home

Town, South Africa for a celebrity fundraising evening, where he was thrilled and humbled to meet Bishop Desmond Tutu. The event raised awareness of HIV and its sufferers and Richard supported the event by part-donating a lifesize tiger drawing to the charity. Recent exhibitions included the Surrey-based 'Wild at HeART' Exhibition which ran from the 1st - 24th December 2013 at the No Naked Walls Gallery in Bramley, Surrey; a retrospective show which covered 22 years of Richard's career to date. Since his first trip to Africa, Richard has conducted many other research trips in order to observe and capture the stunning wildlife and scenery of the USA, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. His passion for conservation runs alongside his passion for art. The sale and auction of Richard's work has, to date, raised tens of thousands of pounds for his chosen charities Animals Asia, The Born Free Foundation and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. One of the causes close to his heart is the campaign to end the trade in bear bile farming in Asia. In 2011, Richard spent a week at the Animals Asia sanctuary in Chengdu, where campaign founder Dr Jill Robinson MBE and her team rescue and rehabilitate the Asiatic or Moon bears used for this appalling practice. Richard says of his trip “Of my commitment to Animals Asia, I have to say my research trip to China in May 2011 was one of the most emotional and harrowing experiences I have ever endured. I am determined to do all I can to help Animals Asia bring the barbaric practice of bear bile farming to an end.� He continues to create drawings and prints of these extraordinary animals to raise funds for the charity and tirelessly supports its UK Ambassador, actor Peter Egan in continuing its work. Future plans for Richard include another trip to Africa to research and paint another of his iconic life-size elephant oil paintings (his first such painting, of an African bull elephant called 'Tembo', sold for a staggering $100,000.00 to a private collector in 2006. A large donation from the sale was given directly to The Born Free Foundation.) He is also currently undertaking a trip around the South West coast of the UK in order to capture some of the stunning coastal scenery on canvas in some new landscape and seascape paintings. For more information, visit Richard's newly launched website www.richardsymonds.co.uk where you can keep up to date with events, activities, new drawings, paintings and prints. Richard also offers up to 40 limited edition prints for sale directly from his website. You can also follow his daily blog on his FaceBook page Richard Symonds Artist.

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Powder dreams Skiers paradise in Davos with Lawrence Cox

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50 years ago, Davos and its close neighbour Klosters were peaceful and isolated mountain-farming villages. Today, the two (they merged in 2008) form one of the most largest and popular holiday ski resorts in the world. Combining romantic valleys and high Alpine landscapes with a vibrant, urban quality of life, Davos Klosters is a sporting mecca, health resort, business town and cultural metropolis rolled into one in the middle of magnificent mountain scenery. The increase in tourism is mostly thanks to the development of the Rhaetian Railway in October 1889. The first sledge and bob races were held from Laret to Klosters in 1904 and in 1949, Klosters was linked to the Parsenn ski region by the Gotschna aerial cableway. After the Second World War, Klosters became affectionately known as "Hollywood on the Rocks", becoming the winter home of American high society from the world of film, music and theatre. Our trip to this famous winter resort began with a pleasant flight with Swiss Air. The views of the valley are stunning, as is the gentle climb up the mountain, through tunnels and over viaducts, and through beautiful Swiss Alpine farming villages. We found the trains to be

extremely reliable and efficient. Our hotel, the 4.5 star Hotel Seehof, was just around the corner from Davos Dorf, the smaller of the two resort train stations. It is perfectly positioned for skiers, literally next door to the ski hire shop and a stone’s throw from one of the main lifts up the mountain. The hotel’s ski room on the lower floor has an alternative entry, making it easy to leave for the slopes in

the morning without having to lug your equipment through the reception area. It also includes spacious and electronically secure locker space for all your gear. We found the food in the hotel to be of a top-class standard; half board guests enjoy excellent food for breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening. The morning breakfast is an extensive continental buffet served between 711am. The dinner is served from 6.3010pm, and every evening it is a fabulous

5 course set menu (the kitchen are more than happy to make alterations to the menu if necessary to accommodate dietary requirements.) Over the week there is an exquisite variety of tastes and cuisines. Favourite dishes included the coconut chicken soup with chicken satay, beef tartar, the grilled veal steak, the lamp hip marinated in garlic honey, and the apricot sorbet served with nougat crisps. Each meal comes with wine recommendations and the waiting staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable in assistance. Our room was extremely spacious, and there is plenty of storage space offered. The room includes cable television with a wide variety of international channels including BBC and ITV. The skiable area in the Davos Klosters resort is vast - there are so many mountains to ski, we struggled to cover it all in a week’s stay. There are five main areas; Parsenn (the biggest and closest to the hotel), Madrisa, Pischa, Jakobshorn and Rinerhorn. Despite not being linked completely by lifts and pistes, there is an extensive network of trains and buses connecting the areas together, running an efficient and very frequent service that runs well after the lifts shut for the day and is included on the price of the lift


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TRAVEL pass. As well as this, guests of the hotel are supplied with a Guest Card, allowing free travel around town and the surrounding area, as well as other discounts and offers. We picked up our free Inghams Ski Guide, available for all Inghams guests, and found it very useful for skiers who want to make the most of the skiing available to them when they do not know the area. We found the Ski guide sessions very laid-back and relaxed, and our rep Stephen was very knowledgeable, particularly with the history of the area and with instructions for making the most of the skiing conditions. Even if you’re not a skier, there is plenty to do at Davos that doesn’t involve flinging yourself down the side of a mountain! A highly recommended trip is the free (with guest card) journey on the train to Filisur - it really is one of the prettiest railways in the world. From Filisur, there is the opportunity to travel further to St. Moritz or even Tirano on the Italian border, along the world’s only UNESCO railway, offering stunning alpine views and incredible examples of mountain railway engineering. As well as this, there are beautiful bus journeys (costing only a couple of Swiss Francs) through the valleys of the skiable mountainside. There are biking trails and plenty of Alpine restaurants with a view. Another recommended trip is the bus from the centre of Davos through the valley, between the Pischa and Jakobshorn skiing areas, to the Tschuggen restaurant. Davos is also home to HC Davos, the town’s ice hockey team that compete in the Swiss top division. On game night, many locals descend on the beautifully timber crafted Valliant Stadium in the centre of town, all dressed in blue and yellow to support their local team in their team’s colours. It is taken very seriously here; there is a standing section at one end of the rink where the hardcore supporters gather and their enthusiasm really creates an exciting atmosphere! Unlike football in the UK, you are more than welcome to enjoy a beer here whilst watching from your seat. Whether you have been to an ice hockey game before or not, it is certainly an evening’s entertainment worth catching if you can. Why not travel with Inghams and stay at the 4.5* Hotel Seehof Davos on a half board basis, with prices starting from £1,048 per person, including 7 nights, return flights from Heathrow to Zurich and 2nd class Swiss rail transfers. The price also includes free soft drinks in minibar and free lift passes for 7-14 December departures. First class rail transfer is available for an additional £70 per person. For more information or bookings visit www.inghams.co.uk or contact 01483 791 114.


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or those who aren’t very keen on air travel, one of the main advantages of travelling with P&O is just that - their no-fly option of beginning your journey at a port. Our cruise to Madeira and the Canary Islands started and ended at Southampton, so we had the joy of no luggage restrictions, a pain-free embarkation which lasted less than 35 minutes from arrival at the cruise terminal, and no waiting for our suitcases at the other end – instead, our luggage was in the cabin as soon as we arrived. Our twelve day cruise was eagerly anticipated as it involved no less than six sea days, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the numerous on-board facilities. Family friendly ship P&O Oceana caters for all age groups, not just retirees, and their attention to disabled individuals is very commendable. With over 2000 passengers and nearly 900 crew, encompassing 14 decks, Oceana is regarded today as a medium sized ship. The ship is small in comparison to some of the cruise ships now in service worldwide. In 2015 P&O are bringing into service a brand new ship, the Britannia, which will cater for over 4,000 passengers with 5 celebrity chefs including James Martin and Marco Pierre White both creating on-board menus. The first thing to strike you about Oceana is the spectacularly glamorous atrium with its Art Deco glass ceiling, two glass fronted lifts and spiral staircases spanning no less than 4 decks. The whole area is bathed in a sea of gold with delightful floor lighting. Shops and numerous bars with comfortable seating surround the atrium, with a variety of live music performances to entertain passengers throughout the day. The ship offers silver service dining at two restaurants, a bistro/cafe style restaurant with evening menus created by Marco Pierre White, a buffet-style eating area on the top deck and weather permitting, an outside grill area. The main silver service restaurants offer a comprehensive menu which rotates on a 7 day basis. The cuisine is uncomplicated, well presented and although portions are not

excessive, most importantly the food is served hot! On a daily basis the chef creates a ‘special dish of the day’. Surprisingly the wine list is quite large, offering wines from all regions of the world, some of very good quality and reasonably priced. The waiters are efficient and polite and the maître d' is 'all eyes' ensuring high standards are maintained at all times. To add a bit of glamour this cruise had four formal black tie evenings, which was a plus, particularly if you like dressing for the occasion. For those who prefer a very casual approach to dining, the buffet style restaurant, the Plaza on deck 14, offers a choice of dishes non-stop from 7.30am to 9.00pm although it can become a bit crowded and noisy. Oceana boasts two theatres which act as auditoriums for lectures, films and classical music performances during the day, and quality, excellently produced dance, music and comedy shows in the evening. If you simply fancy a drink, then you’re spoilt for choice with eleven lively bars to choose from, including a British style pub. If you’re looking to try your luck at gambling, the casino is well equipped with Black Jack and Roulette tables and numerous slot machines. There really is something for everyone on Oceana. The Whitewall Art Gallery is very good, offering original limited edition paintings by well-known modern day artists. The small library offers a reasonable choice of books and the busy card room caters for the bridge experts and enthusiasts. The Lido sun deck has two reasonable sized pools, which do tend to get busy during the day – however, the forward plunge pool is a quieter haven. Waiters are on hand to offer all types of beverage. Oceana's Oasis Spa and Health Club has an excellent fitness club offering programmes with state-of-the-art equipment, and the Spa has a tranquil setting and ambience. You can indulge in Elemis spa therapy products and enjoy massage and wellness therapies for both women and men. Ladies can indulge themselves in full beauty treatments from


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facials and nails, to hair and makeup. The Lido deck also has golf practice nets and table tennis tables. Deck 7 has a traditional promenading deck, perfect to keep the waistline under control and to enjoy the fresh sea air. Finally, the Regent Street and Bond Street shopping areas on deck 6 provide a well thought-out range of general goods, fashion, beauty and jewellery products. Booking a suite on the Oceana is highly recommended but if your budget can’t quite stretch to that, the standard staterooms are very acceptable with ample storage space, compact shower and washing facilities. However, it is essential to request a stateroom with an outside balcony to really make the most of your sea trip. Tea and coffee machine facilities, an excellent fridge, and flat screen TV are available for your comfort, while the beds are king size and the cabins serviced twice daily by cabin girls and boys. Good use of mirrors ensures the staterooms have a light airy atmosphere. We specifically wanted a relaxing March cruise and the non-stop voyage from Southampton to Madeira really assisted in this. After three days at sea our first port of call was Funchal, the capital city and port of Madeira. We found it a delightful city where the values of the 1950-60's still prevail; clean streets, well dressed locals and minimal graffiti. Madeira has for decades been a favourite place for those seeking spectacular scenery, delightful architecture and restaurants offering excellent cuisine and a leisurely unhurried lifestyle sadly missing on the European mainland. We thoroughly recommend having lunch at restaurant ‘Londres’, where the local Portuguese gather. It is a busy restaurant and well worth waiting for a table. A typical lunch with wine is also excellent value at only 32 euros. Overnight Oceana cruised to the Spanish Canary Islands stopping at the quiet island of La Palma, known locally as the ‘green island’. It is probably the most volcanically active of all the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital Santa Cruz de La Palma is the only town of importance on the island, where the original 17th and 18th century architecture is fiercely protected. It is basically a two street town with the magnificent Iglesia de El Salvador and the colonial style mansions surrounding the church as the centre piece. There are many street café, restaurants and tapas bars to enjoy. For those who are adventurous, a tour of the volcanic ravines is a must; La 11


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TRAVEL

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Palm Court Lounge

Mount Teide, Tenerife

Palma's volcanic past and present is visible everywhere and the scenery is spectacular. Our Sunday visit to Santa Cruz de Tenerife was interesting. During the week Santa Cruz is the business, commercial and maritime capital of Tenerife but every Sunday, a whopping 30% of the city centre becomes one huge street market, where everything from new to old is sold. All the commerce and shops close at this time. Apart from the seaside locations in Tenerife the island has much to offer in the interior which is dominated by Mt. Teide, a technically sleeping volcano which last erupted over 100 years ago. However the jewel in the crown of the Canary Islands must be Lanzarote. Destroyed less than 300 years ago by six years of violent volcanic activity, Lanzarote's landscape resembles the surface of the moon. However, from this apparently barren landscape, fine wines are produced in abundance. Preserving its natural beauty was the world famous artist, Cesar Manrique, whose home is now a national monument. We strongly recommend a visit to his home where you will witness how architecture, art and nature can beautifully combine in flowing symmetry. Arrecife is the capital and main port of Lanzarote. Following a further sea day, we arrived in Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, it is a place where a day visit is just insufficient. Dominating the city is the triumphal arch on the banks of the river Tagus with its magnificent plaza buildings. The arch leads on to a spectacular boulevard ending at the black statue of King Jose 11. Trams both modern, and dating back to the early 19th century, make it easy to get around this beautiful city. Close to Lisbon is Sintra with its former Royal Palaces and an essential place to visit. As the Portuguese say ‘To leave out Sintra in seeing the world is no better than travelling blindfold’. P&O is one of the world’s oldest cruise lines. From its humble beginnings in the mid-18th century, when it was commissioned to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsular, it quickly expanded and developed into a passenger service carrying immigrants from the UK to Australia and New Zealand. Now part of the Carnival Cruise organisation the P&O fleet of cruise ships cover cruising around the world. For full information on P&O cruises visit www.pocruises.co.uk or telephone 0843 3740111. Alternatively all major travel agents will be able to help and advise. 12


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Lord’s Cricket Ground

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t seems hard to believe but the venerable Lord’s Cricket Ground celebrates its 200 year anniversary this year. The current location of Lord’s ground is actually its third incarnation. The very first match ever played on ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’ took place in 1787 on a newly built pitch in what was known at the time as Dorset Fields (Middlesex and Essex took the honour of the opening match). MCC then moved to a new ground in the Eyre Estate of St John’s Wood in 1811. Rather unpopular as a place to play, when it emerged that the Regent’s Canal was due to be built straight through it, Thomas Lord happily accepted compensation and moved the Ground to its current location in 1814. The Lord’s Bicentenary is being celebrated in a number of different ways in 2014. Fans of cricket can access an interactive 3D timeline which charts the history of the ground from its very beginning right up to its present day incarnation. View it at www.lords.org and see how the ground’s history is brought to life, drawing on architectural plans and archive material which have been incorporated by talented 3D artists and animators into a fascinating presentation. As well as the history of the Ground, the timeline also highlights the some of the recent modernisation of the last 20 years, including the construction of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre in 1999 and the floodlights in 2009.

Some of the highlights of the matches soon to be played at Lord’s include the MCC versus the Rest of the World, with the men’s match being held on Saturday 5th July. Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will respectively captain the MCC and the RoW teams with a host of other celebrity players expected to play. Hospitality from packages are available www.lords.org/fixtures while tickets are still available for the women’s match on 19th May. MCC is also hosting matches between Oxford and Cambridge, and Eton and Harrow on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May respectively. On 22 June 1814, MCC played Hertfordshire in the first match to be staged at the new Lord’s Ground. Two hundred years later, MCC and Hertfordshire will compete again on the Anniversary Day celebration of 22 June

2014, with some big names shortly to be announced as the prospective players. For the first time since 1966, spectators will have an opportunity to watch cricket from the Victorian Pavilion (normally the preserve of MCC Members) and go behind the scenes of one of the most famous buildings in world sport. There will be special tours of the Ground, themed food and drink offerings, music provided by local community groups and various cricket displays from ex-professionals. Tickets are available to buy for just £10 (adults) and £5 (under 16, over 65) for seats in any stand. Visit www.lords.org/fixtures for more information. Want to get involved with the Bicentenary celebrations? MCC will be erecting a large “200” sculpture, featuring quotes, pictures and images submitted by fans, Members and players. Why not submit your own offerings and tell the world what makes Visit so special? Lord’s www.lords.org/sculpture to submit your pictures. You can also cast an online vote to help MCC discover what is considered to be the best individual performance at the current Ground and the best match ever played there. Submit your vote, accompanied by an explanation of 300 to 500 words for each case by email at bicentenary@lords.org or by post to the Media & Public Affairs Department, MCC, Lord’s Ground, London, NW8 8QN. 13


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F1 Grand Prix - Catalunya Royal Windsor Horse Show Cannes Film Festival Glyndebourne Opera Festival until 24th Aug St. Regis Cup (Cowdray Park) RHS Chelsea Flower Show 1st ODI v’s Sri Lanka (Oval) F1 Grand Prix - Monte Carlo PGA Championships (Wentworth, Virginia Water) Heineken Rugby Cup Final (Cardiff) Isle of Man TT (until 6th Jun) 2nd ODI versus Sri Lanka (Durham) Roland Garros French Open (until 8th June) 3rd ODI versus Sri Lanka (Old Trafford) 4th ODI versus Sri Lanka (Lord’s)

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Golf - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (St Andrews) F1 Grand Prix - Suzuka Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe (Paris) The London Film Festival F1 Grand Prix - Sochi Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park National Golf Club Challange Grand Final F1 Grand Prix - Austin

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run F1 Grand Prix - São Paulo Lord Mayor’s Show (London) Remembrance Day London Jazz Festival F1 Grand Prix - Abu Dhabi

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2014

POLO SEASON C elebrating three decades of polo sponsorship, this year leading jewellery brand Cartier present The Cartier Queen's Cup which takes place at Guards Polo Club from Tuesday 20th May to Sunday 15th June. Cartier is the biggest global supporter of polo throughout the world and this year will be the third in a row in which they bring their unique brand of elegance, style and glamour to this world-famous polo competition. Attracting the leading polo players from across the globe, the team sheet for the Queen's Cup reads like a 'Who's Who' of polo. Having first presented the trophy to the Club in 1960, Her Majesty the Queen will attend in person to present the cup to the winning patron on Sunday 15th June. Don't miss this 22 goal polo at its best, with a wide range of hospitality options on offer. You can book tickets now online at www.guardspoloclub.com or by calling the ticket office on 01784 437797. For polo fans looking for something a little different, check out the event at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, where a joint venture with Prostate Cancer UK

POLO COMPETITION Guards Polo Club is offering grandstand tickets and car passes for the prestigious Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Cup Final on Sunday 22 June. This wonderful day of all things equestrian, held in the heart of the Royal Park at Windsor, showcases plenty of fast paced polo, historically played in front of HM The Queen and the Club’s President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. In addition to this great

brings you a totally unique day combining pukka ponies with the ultimate in high-end horsepower. Enjoy a jaw-dropping array of high performance supercars plus the thrills of a top-class Polo match, sure to attract a crowd of celebrities, patrons and world class players to Hurtwood. The day of spectacle and entertainment will be topped off by a an evening concert featuring Kenney Jones and some very special friends. Grab your tickets now for the event taking place on 14th June 2014. The event falls over the Father's Day weekend and could be the perfect present for Dad! Take a picnic and enjoy a great family day out while supporting Prostate Cancer UK as it works to improve care today and find answers for tomorrow. Visit www.hurtwoodparkpolo.co.uk for tickets and further information. Cowdray Park Polo also has some exciting events coming up. The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship begins on 25 June whereas the Midhurst Town Cup will be played on Sunday June 29 during the first weekend of the Gold

sport, a magnificent driving display, featuring horses and carriages of all sizes, will parade on the Club’s number one ground after the polo has concluded. Two lucky readers can win 4 members’ day passes each at Guards Polo, allowing the winners and their friends to sample polo at its very best at Europe’s leading club. Members’ day passes will give the lucky winners access to the grandstand seating and entry into the Club’s elegant Clubhouse and Bar.

Cup tournament. Entry is just £5 per person, with under 12s free so this could be a fun-filled and economical family day out, when the historic local Cup will be contested as the principal match of the afternoon. The quarter finals take place during Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of July, the semifinals following on Wednesday 16th July, whilst the action-packed final takes place on Sunday 20th July. The final match will be followed by the thrilling Blade aerobatic display team. The winners of the 2014 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup will be presented with the Carlos Gracida Memorial Trophy; commissioned in memory of Carlos Gracida, ten times winner of the Cowdray Park Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship, who died as a result of a polo accident in Florida in February this year. All but one of Gracida's victories in the Gold Cup were played on Cowdray Park's Lawns (a record which has never been equalled) and the trophy will be a fitting tribute to a sportsman sadly missed. To get your tickets go online at www.cowdraypolo.co.uk

For further information on all events at Guards Polo Club please contact Louisa Dawnay or Ellie Pearce-Thomas on 01784 434212 or go online at www.guardspoloclub.com Tickets to be won by lucky draw. To enter by deadline May 31st 2014 Send a postcard with your name and address to: Guards Polo Competition, Surrey Occasions Magazine, Hillrising House, Potters Lane, Send, Surrey GU23 7AW The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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Tales from the Powder Room Linda Mindel Carvell recommends her magnificent seven Best Beautynista Buys to look and smell divine for posh Social Season happenings

SUN KISSED Clarins brilliant Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. £18. www.clarins.com

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Beauty supplements in tablet, shot and powder form are part of a fast growing trend that is exploding globally. In a recent study conducted by Mintel, researchers found that most European women take vitamins and supplements to boost their health. However, not many of us actually take anything to improve our skin from within. This is hardly surprising as taking the currently available crop of skin supplements is far from a pleasant experience. Not so with skinade. It’s a 150ml drink, pleasantly and naturally flavoured with peach and magosteen and full of goodness that packs a real punch for your skin. Each bottle contains 7,000mg of hydrolyzed marine collagen, omegas 3 & 6 (from organic flaxseed oil), MSM (natural organic sulpher), calcium ascorbate (special form of vitamin C), l-lysine, a complex Vitamin B structure and with only 35 calories mostly from protein it’s even suitable for those on a low carb diet. Impressively, an independent survey of 122 participants revealed that 96% of participants taking Skinade for 30 days reported that their skin was more hydrated and more radiant, making Skinade an essential addition to your daily skin care

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2014 BAFTA

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Yes, the A-list stars dazzled in ravishing frocks and rocks, strutting their impressive stuff at this year's BAFTAS at the Royal Opera House. And the global blockbuster Gravity was the big winner of the night, scooping 6 glittering prizes. But, says LINDA MINDEL CARVELL, it was the cool charm of Prince William, and the enchanting loveliness of young actress Lupita Nyong'o, who stole the evening and hearts of the adoring fans and audience. (Photos: Courtesy of BAFTA)

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Snap Happy Leonardo DiCaprio star of The Wolf of Wall Street takes a selfie with fan

National Treasure Dame Julie Dench star of Philomena

Glam Duo Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Twin Peaks Tom Hanks star of Captain Philips and Saving Mr Banks with wife Rita Wilson

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Hampton Court

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ou know that summer is really here when the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is on the calendar. Running from the 8th to the 13th of July, the world’s biggest Flower Show takes place against the spectacular backdrop of Hampton Court Palace. This year, the themes of the show will be Grow, Escape and Inspire and every gardening fan will find something to interest them in a show that celebrate the best of horticulture, with its eclectic mix of gardens, displays and shopping. As well as the main themes of the show, additional highlights will include a Growing Tastes Marquee which will be a big draw for foodies: almost 40 food stands from artisan producers will offer a variety of home-grown produce to sample and buy. The Marquee will include a cookery theatre where you can learn how to take plants from your plot to your dinner plate. Another amazing spectacle will be the Rose and Floristry Marquee, a circus-themed marquee where the amazing floral arrangements will depict clowns, ring masters and

circus attractions. Try your hand at your own arrangement with the help of professional florists who will be available to assist you in creating your own floral masterpiece. Lovers of flowers will also want to check out the Floral Marquee, which this year hosts 95 award winning nurseries from around the UK. Younger visitors (who can attend for free with a full-fee paying adult – two children per visitor) might want to visit the Scarecrow competition where infant and primary schools have created a host of scarecrow friends. This year, the Conceptual Gardens are based around the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins. The seven gardens, created by horticultural artists such as Marcus Green (‘Sin’), Rachel Parker Soden (‘Lust’), Katerina Rafaj (‘Gluttony’) and Nilufer Daniss (‘Wrath’) are spectacular conceptual imaginings of the Deadly Sins, sure to be one of the big draws of the Show. Some of the other Show Gardens include The Essence of Australia garden, designed by Jim Fogarty, which celebrates

Australian flora and contemporary design; The World Vision Garden, by John Warland, which is inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Ethiopian famine and The Flintknapper’s Garden, an unusual storytelling garden by first time exhibitor Luke Heydon. There will also a Your Garden, Your Budget category, where visitors can learn how to create great gardens with a minimal budget. The Flower Show Preview Evening will be a lovely prelude to the main event. The evening will begin the show opening, taking place on Monday 7 July from 5pm - 10:30pm. Why not enjoy the wonderful floral displays and the spectacular gardens while listening to live music, before having a picnic or enjoying a meal in one of the restaurants? Rounding off a perfect evening is a magnificent fireworks display against the stunning backdrop of Hampton Court Palace. For further information or to buy tickets, please visit the RHS website at www.rhs.org.uk.


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en nights of entertainment which are truly fit for a king, the Hampton Court Palace Festival takes place this year from the 11th to the 25th of June with a star-studded line-up of performers already confirmed. The concert takes place in the open-air courtyard of Henry VIII's Palace which makes for a truly unforgettable night of music and spectacle. One of the stars of the concert this year is five-time Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick, who headlines the show on 13th of June. Able to boast more than sixty charted hit songs including Walk on By, Do you know the way to San Jose and Heartbreaker, Warwick says of her upcoming performance “I am thrilled and look forward to coming back to the UK this summer as this will be my first performance at Hampton Court Palace Festival! I am told that it is such a special and unique experience and, of course, all will be treated to a concert of favourite songs that will be familiar to their ears and also a few new ones from my recently released 50th Anniversary album, “NOW!”. Another multiple-Grammy award winner, George Benson, will also take the stage at the Festival on 23rd June,

performing hits from his back catalogue including Give Me The Night and Lady Love Me (One More Time) as well as songs from his latest album Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. For those who are looking for some Californian magic, be sure to watch the ultimate American rock band, The Beach Boys who bring their unique musical talents to the stage on 24th and 25th June (demand was so high that a second night had to be added). Jamie Cullem, the UK's most successful jazz artist ever, will make his festival debut on 17th June. Audiences can look forward to his classic hits which have netted him a plethora of music industry awards and also songs from his new album, Momentum. Is Eighties pop more your cup of tea? You're in for a treat on 20th June, with pop sensations Jason Donovan and Rick Astley joining forces for a doubleheader singing all their big hits. For those who taste leans more towards the classics, there will be a very special night of opera on 21st June, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presenting a midsummer concert conducted by Renato Balsadonna and featuring the beautiful voices of

soprano Deborah Norman and rising star Noah Stewart. The Royal Philharmonic will also headline on the 14th June, performing scores from the mainstream masters of classical music such as Mozart to Tchaikovsky, Grieg to Elgar and Debussy to Strauss. Just to top it all off, a magnificent fireworks display will round off this superb evening. With all this, plus concert favourite Jools Holland opening the summer concerts, the Hampton Court Palace Festival is the perfect way to spend a midsummer's evening. Doors open early for concert-goers to enjoy a luxury picnic on the Palace Garden lawn or in the waterside gazebo. Tickets are on sale now with VIP packages available. www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.

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hose that hanker after a taste of the good life will be pleased to learn that a new Farmer's Market is coming to Hampton Court Village. Every last Saturday of the month, you'll be able to buy delicious local produce from The Prince of Wales Car Park (forthcoming dates for the market are 31st May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August and 27th September 2014). The market is a welcome addition to the Village, one of Surrey's hidden gems, where contemporary lifestyle meets old English charm just a few steps from Hampton Court Palace. Nestled in beautiful and historic surroundings sitting alongside the river Thames, Hampton Court Village

is a haven for shoppers with a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants as well as a wonderful selection of independent shops and boutiques. You can also browse for antiques, source fine food and wine and enjoy the specialised craft and art galleries. The latest additions to the fine array of shops and restaurants are Vecchia Roma, completely refurbished and reopened by Toni Dimichele, and Honeysuckle Rose Florist. Hampton Court Interiors has just refurbished its showroom and is not to be missed, and don't forget the new summer shoe collection now on sale in Avanti Shoes. Hampton Court Village is one of those rare places outside rural England

which deserves to be called a village. Visit on a sunny day, when everyone is enjoying the plethora of cafes, restaurants and bars, and you might be forgiven for thinking you had walked into a small Continental town, despite its very English setting. Highly sought after because of the beauty of the parks and greenery, the good schools and competitive property prices, the Village makes riverside living a possibility to those who thought it merely a dream. Two notable events on the local social calendar are the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Festival in June.

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aslemere is a charming town, steeped in history, with the earliest record of its presence dating back to 1221. Haslemere (the name describes a lake or ‘mere’ encircled by hazel trees) was granted a charter by Richard II in 1394 and this special status was confirmed by Elizabeth I in 1596. Festival lovers will be spoilt for choice this year in Haslemere. 2014 sees the return, for the eight time, of the Haslemere Food Festival. Running throughout September, the Festival will end with a weekend celebrating the local produce from a 30 mile radius of Haslemere, involving many of the local schools. Join in the fun and discover a wonderful selection of local produce, experience demonstrations and take part in fun interactive tasting challenges. See www.haslemere30.co.uk for more details. Lovers of classic cars will also enjoy the 6th Haslemere Classic Car Show and Tour, which takes place on Sunday 25 May. It will be a day filled with pre-74 classic cars and vintage entertainment; kicking off with a pre-booked morning tour and followed by a free static classic car show on the Lion Green from 12.30 until 5pm. See www.jamesewing.co.uk/hccs/ for more details and for booking forms. Haslemere’s award winning Lythe Hill Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is set amidst twenty two acres of tranquil Surrey countryside in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The hotel is a charming hamlet of black and white timbered buildings, countryside views, gazebo and ornamental lake simply stunning for weddings! For a unique dining experience, feast at Lythe Hill’s two rosette Restaurant with serving exquisite, modern British cuisine made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Telephone 01428 651251 for further information on the restaurant, hotel and spa. India Jane Haslemere is located in the heart of Haslemere near the monument with two floors of home decorations, 30

lighting, stem ware, furniture and gifts for every occasion. India Jane has its own unique style and offers interior design consultation, wedding lists and have monthly promotions on a selection of items. The range of product is constantly updated and revolves around the central theme of timeless elegance. The shop is open seven days a week. Visit 31-33 High Street, Haslemere or telephone 01428 648498. As a Guild Commended Framer The Haslemere Framing Co consider themselves to be amongst the best in the industry for quality, service, choice, design and restoration. They offer a completely bespoke service, providing a choice of over 1,000 quality frames with a wide selection of hand-finished contemporary and period frames. They follow conservation methods and offer the latest technology in glazing with outstanding, image enhancing anti-reflection glass with UV quality. Visit their showroom in Stable Market just off Haslemere High Street. Call 01428 648884 or email haslemereframing@btconnect.com Clayton Fine Jewellery is one of the most interesting independent jewellery stores in the South of England. From wonderful selections of diamond and coloured gemstone jewellery, rings and extensive collections of branded silver jewellery to watches including Thomas Sabo, Trollbeads and Chamilia. The newest Thomas Sabo 'Karma Beads' have just arrived. Experienced staff love to show selections of their stock from British designers like Sheila Fleet & Rachel Galley. Diamond engagement and eternity rings are a speciality. And nothing is too much trouble; if they don't have exactly what you are looking for in stock they will try and find it for you, or have something especially designed and created. You'll certainly receive very friendly and helpful service. Visit www.claytonfinejewellery.co.uk or telephone 01428 656138. When it comes to Men's Fashion, look no further than David's located at the top of the High Street opposite The Georgian House Hotel. Owner Joe Ball and his staff Darren and Caroline will always extend to you a warm, friendly welcome. Brands stocked include Gant, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Facconable, Orca Bay deck shoes, R.M Williams boots, not forgetting their fantastic new range of colourful Bogosse summer shirts from LA! For further information please call 01428 643195 or visit their website on www.davidofhaslemere.com Anya is a multi brand independent boutique at 60 High Street, Haslemere. Anya offers a mix of contemporary day and occasion wear for all events. In addition to stunning dresses for Ascot and weddings by Paule Ka, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nocturne and Sportmax, Anya also carries holiday collections by 120% lino and Heidi Klein. If it's a great top or pair of jeans you want then take a look at Goat, Velvet, 360 Cashmere and denim by Jbrand, 7 For All Mankind or Hudson. Telephone 01428 658255 for more details. Amazing Grace Lingerie, Swimwear and Nightwear is situated on Haslemere's quintessentially English High Street. A specialist boutique offering a complimentary fitting service with A-J cup everyday, teenagers, post surgery and sophisticated lingerie. Do bring any outfit in to try with Shapewear and Underwear solutions. They offer probably Surrey's largest collection of Swimwear from sizes 8-20 with accessories all year, with newly launched Prima Donna's Swimwear Collection A-H cup. Nightwear ranges from luxuriously comfortable Hanro, Laurence Tavernier and


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HASLEMERE

The Haslemere Framing Co. Guild Commended Framer Conservation Framing Full Restoration Service Expert Design Service Over 1,000 Quality Mouldings Mirrors Made to Order Bespoke Period Mouldings

romantic Marjolaine silks. Telephone 01428 654016 or email emma@amazinggrace-lingerie.co.uk

Stable Market, High St, Haslemere, GU27 2HJ Tel: 01428 648884

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Have2haveit is the creation of Sue Smith and Maryla Beagrie who travel extensively to source original brands that cannot be found on the high street. Providing superb quality yet affordable clothing and accessories. They pride themselves on sincere personal service to deliver an optimal shopping experience for their customers. Brands include Fine Collection, Esoese, Pennyblack and Petit Hauts. Visit www.have2haveit.co.uk or telephone 01428 661350. Hengelo is a ladies store and online boutique based in West Street, Haslemere, featuring a stylish and truly inspired collection of labels with both classic and contemporary brands from around the world. Their featured brand this month is the much coveted 'Oneseason' - this beautiful handcrafted resort wear made with the finest Indian cotton will be the most wearable item for your summer wardrobe. Hengelo is the exclusive online partner for Oneseason. Browse the full collection at www.hengeloshop.com or visit Hengelo, 8-10 West Street, Haslemere, GU27 2AB. Chandlers Opticians is an independent optician founded in Haslemere by Martin Chandler nearly 20 years ago. They are centrally located in Charter walk, off West Street, within easy reach of town centre car parks. Chandler's knowledgeable and friendly team have gained an enviable reputation for excellent service and stock a wide range of frames to suit all tastes and budgets. Their specialities include contact lenses, rimless eyewear and sports vision. To make an appointment, drop in or Anthony call 01428Hirewear 652512. 16/10/12 13:07 Page 1

Over 300 morning suits sizes 20-60 chest in stock. Frock, Nehru, Edward jackets and over 160 waistcoats are available. You are able to try on the very suits you will wear on the wedding day, assisted by staff with over 30 years’ experience.

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HASLEMERE Chestnut View - Welcoming you to a caring future. At Chestnut View our professional team of staff provide an excellent level of care whether it is residential, nursing or our recently introduced nursing and residential dementia specialist care needs. Affordable care in a friendly, highly regarded and attractive home in the heart of Haslemere. Professional care offering dignity and choice, well trained staff, elegant, newly refurbished rooms, fresh home-made cooked food, and a diverse programme of Social Events and activities. Visit www.stcloudcare.co.uk or telephone 01428 652622. WEY HILL Haslemere Dental Centre is a long established dental practice away from the crowds and high prices of London. Dr Barry Oulton has spent the last 13 years crafting HDC into an award winning family practice and dental implant centre; he has been investing in new technology such as Icon, 'no drill, no fill' a procedure that allows the non-invasive treatment of early tooth decay and a CT Scanner offering 3D views of the upper and lower jaw offering more refined diagnosis and less invasive procedures. For more information or a consultation telephone: 01483 643506 or visit www.somethingtosmileabout.co.uk now and let HDC give you something to smile about! 33 Wey Hill is also home to Haslemere's only wedding dress shop, The Bridal Boutique. There are a mix of top designer names to choose from, including Charlotte Balbier, Martina Liana, Essense of Australia and the ever popular Dessy bridesmaid dresses from New York. Sarah, owner of The Bridal Boutique, believes that choosing your wedding dress should be

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HASLEMERE a special experience. Be assured of one to one personal attention, exclusive use of the Boutique, and a beautiful, relaxed environment. Call Sarah on 01428 288012 or visit www.bridalb.com Shanë Couture Millinery - With a passion for fashion, theatre, and interior design, which led her to a course at The Victoria and Albert Museum on Couture Millinery, Shanë has developed a creative style of her own, creating headpieces and hats for a variety of social events including the BAFTAs. Our labels include - YCKYHO - Tara-Tiara - Shanë Couture Millinery. For the latest trends in headpieces, hats or fascinators for your own event, visit www.youcankeepyourhaton.co.uk or telephone Shanë on 07802 734640. Anthony Hirewear of Church Street, Godalming is just a short 15 minutes from Haslemere. With over 30 years of experience, you are able to try on the very garment that you will wear on your special occasion. From Dinner Suits to Formal Morning Suits, they have a range of additional styles and over 170 patterns of waistcoats, all available from stock. For further information telephone 01483 410042, visit their shop or www.anthonyhirewear.co.uk Hours: 10:00am05:00pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 09:00am-05:00pm. Ardquin Fine Arts gallery at 15 Junction Place has new exhibitions every five weeks featuring paintings by local artists such as Philippa Richardson and Gordon Rushmer together with artists from further afield such as Ellie Hesse (Italy), Anthony Murphy (France), Beth Robertson Fiddes and Maryann Ryves (Scotland) and Terence Clarke (Lancashire). Sculpture includes works from local sculptors Peter Clothier,

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Tabitha McBain, Nicola Godden and Margaret Samuel. Also showing are ceramics from Josse Davis and Sue Fisher and glass from Peter Layton. Telephone 01428 653661 or visit www.ardquinfinearts.co.uk Alan Baker Flooring Ltd, provides a superior service based on specialist knowledge and expertise, working with products such as Roger Oates and bespoke wooden flooring. In-house fitters ensure a consistency in quality and performance. Sister company, 'The Silkroad Interior Design' (www.thesilkroaduk.co.uk / 01428 288313), offers a total interiors service. Their showroom houses exciting and inspirational collections of fabrics and wallpapers, original and unusual accessories and giftware. Visit Alan Baker Flooring, 66-68 Wey Hill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HN. Telephone 01428 641127 www.alanbakerflooring.co.uk Waverley Wood Stoves are a friendly local independent company providing professional installations for all types of wood burning and multi fuel stoves, throughout Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex, at very competitive prices. Their technical knowledge and ability provides the perfect solution for you and they offer fantastic value installations. They will be launching their sister company Waverley Wood Gardens to the public on Sunday 4th May & Monday 5th May, demonstrating and selling Pizza Ovens, Fire Pits, Hot Tubs, Chimeneas and much more. Contact 01428 480060 email info@waverleywoodstoves.com Waratah Garden Design have recently become an accredited installer for Wildflower Turf. Creating a wildflower meadow in your own garden couldn't be easier with Wildflower Turf. It can give you a lovely countryside

outstanding eyecare and eyewear At Chandlers Opticians we are dedicated to providing professional eyecare and quality eyewear at competitive prices. We offer outstanding customer service in friendly, conveniently located practices. We are stockists for: Calvin Klein, Oakley, Lacoste, Ray-Ban, Prodesign, Flexon, Silhouette, Michael Kors + more www.chandlersopticians.co.uk Fred Yates À chemin la Mottoise

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HASLEMERE feel, as well as providing much needed habitat for wildlife. It gives great colour and interest and needs very little in the way of maintenance, shade and drought tolerant and thriving in even the poorest of soils. Just cut it back in the Autumn. For further information on garden makeovers, design and build, maintenance and planting, telephone Tim Horner on 07734 088 742 for an initial free consultation. Beautifully refurbished Shahanaz Indian Restaurant nestled in the heart of Haslemere over looking St Christophers Green is a family run business, established in Haslemere since 1985 by the same owner. The restaurant serves both classic and contemporary Indian dishes using freshly prepared ingredients everyday. They offer dining in, collection, delivery (within 5 mile radius) and outdoor catering service. Open seven days a week 12pm - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 11:30pm. For further information telephone 01428 651380 / 641676 / 656629. 59/63 Weyhill, Haslemere, Surrey. A new kitchen is an investment made with the heart and the head. At Kitchen Architech of Haslemere located on Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hill, they design and install kitchens that satisfy both. As professional kitchen specialists with nearly 20 years experience, their aim is simple: to give you the very best for whatever you have to spend. So they'll specify cabinetry, appliances, work surfaces and components that give you the look and function you desire, without compromising on quality, or blowing your budget sky-high. So bring them your ideas. Then see how much further they can take them. Telephone 01428 658300 or visit www.kitchenarchitech.co.uk

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miling is something we do every day and yet many people are self-conscious about showing their teeth when they do. Smiling shouldn’t be something to avoid, especially during the summer season. Whether you are concerned about the look of just one tooth or you want your whole smile improved, Cosmetic Dentistry offers patients a whole range of treatment options that will improve your life giving you renewed confidence to smile. You would be pleasantly surprised about how affordable cosmetic dentistry can be with the variety of treatment and payment options. I want to thank one of the many patients that I feel privileged to have helped over the past fourteen years for putting her experiences of cosmetic dentistry into print. “Whilst I had always done my best to look after my teeth, my ‘smile’, such as it was, degenerated because of an auto-immune disease. I was always upset about the appearance of my teeth despite regular dental visits and looking back now, I find it quite sad that I have no photos of me smiling alongside my children. It was my sister that recommended Barry who listened carefully, as I told him

of my dental history. He clearly wasn’t fazed by anything and recommended a course of treatment. I had the work done in two three-hour sessions. “Going to the Haslemere Dental Centre was genuinely a life changing experience for me.” When he had finished the upper teeth, I was very reluctant to take a look. He eventually put a mirror in my hand and as soon as I saw what he had been able to achieve I burst into tears. “When people ask me what is different about Barry, I tell them the first thing is his attitude: he genuinely wants to help you, and it shows. The next thing is the standard of his work – he’s a perfectionist, and he uses the best available materials.” Of course it’s always wonderful to receive testimonials but this extreme case demonstrates that there is a treatment option to suit almost every patient’s needs. So if you want to improve the look of one tooth or are considering an improvement to your whole smile, book a no obligation consultation. Dr. Barry J Oulton is the only dentist in the UK to have obtained the B.Ch.D, the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies, received the highest level “Masters” qualification from the Rosenthal Institute New York and is Senior Instructor for Dr Larry Rosenthal both in the UK and USA and owns the Haslemere Dental Centre. 56 Wey Hill, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HN Telephone: 01428 643506 or visit www.somethingtosmileabout.co.uk


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New state of the art driving range at

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t’s been a busy year for Silvermere - one of the south east’s most popular golfing destinations. Located in the heart of Surrey, Silvermere has always been one of the most forward thinking golf courses in the country. Offering 18 holes set amongst mature woodland, Silvermere has one of the best maintained and most challenging of public courses in the area. 2014 has seen the biggest developments yet. There has been major investment across the complex including the complete remodelling of

the bunkers on the 1st 6 holes; the opening of a new short game facility and the complete renovation of the Inn on the Lake. Now after 10 years of discussions and planning and after a short closure, work is now complete on a state of the art two-tiered driving range. Silvermere’s new driving range is fitted with 52 individual bays over two levels. The ground floor bays feature the latest Power Tees, as well as the being individually laser measured to show exact target distances, making the golfers experience second to none.

Whether you are looking to play the parkland course, shop in the Doug McClelland Golf store, pop in for a bite to eat or practice at the new state of the art driving range, Silvermere has everything a golfer needs in one place. Silvermere has never offered so much. The annual golf membership subscription at Silvermere is just £1345 for unlimited golf all year round as well as the numerous other benefits across the complex, including a full social and competition schedule. For further details speak to one of the friendly team at on 01932 584 314.

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eed another room in your house? Why not think outside the box and transform your garden into a versatile extra room this summer? With a little bit of effort and thought, your garden can be a children's play area by day, and in the long summer evenings, it can become an oasis of tranquillity and an attractively lit al fresco dining area. The first thing to consider is your garden furniture. The functional benefits of good garden furniture are obvious - what better way to enjoy alfresco dining than sitting comfortably as the barbecue sizzles away? Transform your garden into an outdoor oasis with suitable garden chairs, tables, parasols and sun loungers. The Victorians popularised wrought iron furniture and it is still the most durable material for outdoor furniture. Iron furniture is sturdy and won't topple over,

although its heavy weight means it can also be hard to move around (those with bad backs should probably go for something lighter!). Wrought iron can easily become discoloured so it's best to stay clear of white and go for dark green, brown or black. Wooden garden furniture is also very popular. As a natural substance, wood blends in well with the rest of your garden and colours match favourably with most types of patio or decking. There are plenty of different styles, colours and woods available but teak is deservedly popular as it is the most durable wood for the garden. High oil content means that teak furniture requires little maintenance and won't age when exposed to extreme weather. Another popular material for garden furniture is rattan garden furniture. This is also guaranteed to last for years, is hard wearing, durable and stylish. Rattan is weatherproof and will

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not fade or rust; it is also UV resistant, frost resistant and comes impregnated with mould and mildew inhibitors. Parasols can give good protection from the sun or there are sun shades and sails which will also provide welcome relief from the sun's rays. Don't forget to bring any canvas cushions or sun lounger padding indoors at night or risk them getting wet with rain or dew. With the furniture sorted out, you can start thinking about outdoor cooking. Island kitchens, wood fired ovens, barbecues and chimineas are a stunning addition to your garden. They are great for entertaining and a fun way to cook at any time of the year but in summer, an outdoor kitchen really comes into its own. More and more sophisticated barbecues are becoming increasingly available and are growing in popularity. You can go for a classic charcoal barbeque; with the simplicity of a charcoal grate, grill and lid, there's very little to go wrong. Of course, you do have to wait for the coals to heat, so others might prefer the speed and ease of a gas barbecue: the perfect flame at the push of

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pring has sprung once again, and with it we can look forward to an injection of colour and warmth after what has inarguably been a dark and dreary winter. We caught up with the master of home interior design Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen at The Ideal Home Show. He spoke about a recent change in the direction of interior decoration, and what we can do to introduce light into our homes in advance of the changing of the clocks. “At the moment it's all about the excitement of 'fashionability' in interior decorating,” Llewelyn-Bowen imparts. “I think that's lovely; it shows that as a nation we've become much more confident as interior decorators.” It seems that the clouds over Britain have finally parted, and our interiors are taking note. “You know, we are all wanting to bring a sense of that gorgeous British 'outdooriness' into our homes to celebrate the fact that the days are getting longer, the weather is getting sunnier, the floods are receding finally! I was on the verge of actually growing my own rice at one point!” “There's a real feeling of the year having moved on now; let's indulge ourselves in bright, light optimistic decorating.” Llewelyn-Bowen notes a certain move away from the emphasis on modernity and technology that has dominated the interiors scene for the past couple of years. If this is the case, will we be seeing more classic British interiors in the following months? “One of the things I find very interesting is that technology is looking much more retro. And as an interior designer, I really like that. I really like the fact that everything from a light switch to a digital radio now looks good in one of my interiors, rather than my interiors having to live up to these big black lumps of technology that we had a few years ago.” This move towards retro is terms of both design and decoration should be viewed in a positive light. “I think that actually as a nation we are using retro in a very intelligent way. We are not doing it to run away from the future, we are actually taking the past with us into the present and then into the future. And I think that is an important distinction - interiors a few years ago were very introspective. And I loved that, I think people found the outside world a scary place, a very challenging place so they wanted their interiors to be a real sensual overload that allowed them to forget about the drudgery of day to day living. But I think now it's like someone has


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opened the curtain,â&#x20AC;? he offers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone's opened the windows and there is a fresh breeze blowing in. It's much less dark, things are much less cocooning, things now are much more engaging, much more confident, much more hopeful.â&#x20AC;? If you too want to bring this more hopeful outlook to within your home, one sure-fire way to embrace this lightening of mood is perhaps the easiest one of all; by making the most of your windows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the most efficient things you can ever do with the amount of light that comes into any room, is to have them cleaned.â&#x20AC;? Llewelyn-Bowen informs us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was something I didn't realise until quite recently! But actually it's really straightforward. You can increase the amount of light coming into a room by about 30 per cent when you have your windows cleaned... which is just crazy.â&#x20AC;? The energy and light that Llewelyn-Bowen speaks of can be clearly felt in the air at The Ideal Home Show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There's a sense that the nation is about to start on one giant spring clean and get ready for a very exciting yearâ&#x20AC;Ś I feel that The Ideal Home Show is really The Chelsea Flower Show for the British home. It's a defining moment of the year where everybody comes together and is incredibly nice to each other. There's no barging in the queues or disgruntled behaviour, everybody is going 'oh, no, you go firstâ&#x20AC;Ś' It's a really nice thing to be part of.â&#x20AC;? Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen an ambassador for The )25(9( is<7+,1*,1 Ideal Home Show Scotland, SECC May 23-26, www.idealhomeshowscotland.co.uk.

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Fireplaces Opening up an old fireplace is like striking gold in your very own home. Build it during the summer months and enjoy a cosy winter

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installation company. Spending an evening snuggled around the hearth offers the ultimate riposte to the winter blues. Whilst a fitted traditional fireplace can elevate the value of a house by up to £10,000, this isn't a practical choice for everyone. However, the wealth of fireplace options available offers scope for functionality and style whatever your heating preferences. The memories of a chilly winter will be fresh in your mind so what better way to ensure you’re cosy afor Christmas by choosing and installing a fireplace over

the coming summer months? There are many things to be considered in choosing the perfect fireplace but the first and most important consideration must be the chimney design. Your local fireplace installation company has a wealth of experience and expertise to offer. Make sure you consider the type of fire you want, whether that’s gas, woodburning, pellet or solid fuel. Price is also a consideration – cheaper fireplaces are created from a lesser quality metal and may not be as ‘cleanburning’ as a more expensive model. One good thing about beginning your research into the perfect fireplace early in the summer is the opportunity to narrow down your choice to a fireplace that’s both economical, beautiful and efficient to run. Woodburning stoves are proving particularly popular with householders in 2014 as they are both environmentally friendly (burning wood, surprisingly, is a carbon neutral activity as the trees absorb as much carbon dioxide when growing as they emit when burning) and also a very cost efficient way to heat your home, especially in these times of high energy prices. Whatever fireplace you eventually decide on, you can be sure that its addition will add both value and comfort to your home.

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ou might think that you've stepped back in time entering Portugal's most northerly city, Oporto. Ancient cobbled streets and a wealth of historic monuments make this a UNESCO World Heritage site, famed for its ancient Port cellars. Under three hours away, with regular flights from the UK, Oporto is one of Europe's most interesting but less well known historic city destinations. Major renovations and recent investment within the city have encouraged a rise in luxury hotels, pedestrian walkways, a cable car and a vibrant restaurant scene - not forgetting long sandy beaches with wooden esplanades and surrounding golf courses. Oporto dates back to the first century BC when, under Roman rule, it played a key role as a main trade route between Lisbon and Braga. During the 14th and 15th centuries it became an important ship building centre and it was from here that Henry the Navigator set sail in 1415 to explore the west coast of Africa initiating the Portuguese Age of Discovery. By the 1700s, wine was already an important commodity and contributed to the emergence of Port as we know it. You can still see the old boats which used to transport wine from the vineyards in the Douro Valley (some 70 kms to the east), called “barcos rabelos”, moored along the quayside in the centre of the old city. In 1703, the Methuen Treaty established trade relations between England and Portugal and by 1717, the first English trading post f o r

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TAYLORS PORT Port wine was already operating in Oporto. Established in 1692, Taylor's Port was one of the first British Port houses to be established in Portugal. Dedicated to the production of top quality Port, it quickly gained a reputation for its prized Vintage Ports. Over 350 years later, Taylor's is still owned and run by descendents of the founding family. The company is regarded as the benchmark for Vintage Port and Taylor's has extensive stocks of bottled matured and Aged Tawny Ports which are housed at its cellars (or lodges) in Vila Nova de Gaia. Open throughout the year in Rua do Choupelo for tours and tastings, Taylor's lodge is a great place to visit if you are keen to learn about Port and pick up tips on pairing Port with food. If you are a chocoholic, have you tried Green & Blacks 70% Dark with Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage or a chilled glass of Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny with crème brulée or almond cake? After your visit, wander across the road and check in to the luxurious hotel, The Yeatman, where you can enjoy commanding views of Oporto from one of 82 bedrooms which have been carved into the hillside. Its Michelin star restaurant, award winning wine cellar and Caudalie wine spa are added attractions for those looking for a luxury haven from which to explore the city. In the evening, relax with a glass of Taylor's Chip Dry White Port, topped up with ice, tonic and a sprig of mint accompanied by a plate of local salted almonds on your private terrace and enjoy the dancing night lights of the city from your hilltop view. There are a number of Port styles produced by Taylor's to suit all palates and pockets to enjoy here in the UK. If

you are celebrating a 50th birthday or anniversary, splash out on a bottle of Taylor's 1964 Single Harvest Port which is beautifully presented in a quality beech-wood box. Despite its venerable age, the 1964 is surprisingly youthful with hints of warm butterscotch and molasses, crisp acidity and a rich, spicy black pepper finish. If time is on your side, Taylor's 2011 Vintage Port is considered to be one of the best Port vintages in decades. Powerful and concentrated with dark plum and spicy cherry flavours, this is a gorgeous multilayered wine that will continue to improve for decades. For drinking now, enjoy Taylor's First Estate with dark chocolate puddings or a bottle of Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2001 Vintage Port with a fine blue cheese. For more information on Taylor's Port, what to buy, how to serve, recipes and quirky Port traditions, visit www.taylor.pt. Details about The Yeatman can be found at www.theyeatman-hotel.com

LUCKY DRAW 5 lucky readers will each receive 2 bottles of Taylor’s port, a Chip Dry White Port, and a 10 year old Tawny Port. For your chance to win, simply send a postcard to the following address: Surrey Occasions Magazine Wine Draw, Hillrising House, 115 Potters Lane, Send, Nr. Woking, Surrey GU23 7AW by 30th May 2014 The Publisher’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Strictly only one entry per household is permitted. Multiple entries will be disqualified and all entrants must be aged 18 or over.


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Pays d'Oc IGP the most dynamic denomination

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rawn from the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Pays d'Oc IGP is one of the most dynamic wine denominations today - the freedom which the winemakers have to exploit the natural diversity of the climate, soil and 56 grape varieties allows a level of innovation unseen in other areas. During the past 25 years, Pays d'Oc IGP wines have become the French varietal wine reference point for consumers around the world. The Pays d'Oc territory stretches across 4 departments with 100,000 hectares of vines planted. The natural diversity of the climate, soil and grape varieties combined with the freedom within Pays d'Oc IGP allows its innovative winemakers to fully express their creativity and know-how. This results in a surprising diversity of wines to match different tastes and cuisines! For more details about Pays d'Oc IGP please visit www.paysdoc-wines.com or alternatively go to www.paysdocstory.com/uk

The grape variety is at the heart of the wine's personality, colour, fragrance and structure. When it grows in Pays d'Oc, the grape variety (ies) shape the wine's character. The sensitivity and know-how of each wine grower influences its power, its bouquet, its acidity and its longevity. Rooted in Pays d'Oc, the grape varieties express themselves in French but with a strong Mediterranean accent …. Whether they are authentically Pays d' Oc or whether they were adopted by Pays d'Oc soils, below is a selection of grape varieties that you might want to look for in your local shop: For the white lovers - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier In the pink - Syrah, Cinsault or Grenache For those out there who prefer a red: Merlot, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon

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his summer sees the welcome return of Vecchia Roma, the famous Italian restaurant first opened in 1971 by Toni DiMichele and his trusted chef Aldolfo. After a fifteen year hiatus, the restaurant has undergone a major refurbishment and is now delighting a new generation of restaurant-goers with Toni’s impeccable taste as the ‘Maestro’ of Italian silver service. There are no bare tables here. Toni believes in the proven values of a quality restaurant experience: white table cloths, crisp napkins, flowers on the tables, smartly tailored waiters demonstrating panache and humour, and above all, he himself provides every one of his guests with his special warm charm. Eating out is meant to be a pleasure and an experience. Toni knows this and wherever possible meets these expectations. After 40 years in the business, he knows a good kitchen, run by chef Adolfo, which will turn out high quality Italian cuisine, day after day. The restaurant itself is a sight worth seeing: superb murals depicting Roman scenes adorn the walls and curved arches offset these scenes to maximum effect. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Vecchia Roma offers a set menu and an extensive à la carte choice of dishes. Like all professionals, Toni and Adolfo excel at a variety of different dishes, (some of which are not on the menu, so ask the waiter or Toni and see what they offer…) The set menu provides a choice of six starters and six main courses plus a wonderful choice of desserts from the sweet trolley. Our dining experience included Adolfo’s homemade pasta. Something that sounds so simple but the Rigatoni Porcini with wild boar sauce had absolutely amazing flavours. The avocado and smoked haddock gratin, served in a small dish straight from the oven, was equally delicious. This was followed by the Scaloppa alla Marchigiana (grilled veal escalope) a dish that was melt-in-the-mouth cut, with aubergine, tomato and mozzarella cheese topping. My companion enjoyed the Cinghiale alla Calvados – very tender wild boar pan-fried with fresh apple and calvados – a very intriguing blend of flavours. The wine chosen from an extensive list to accompany our meal, was the Vella Barbi Umbria Rosso 2011. For dessert, I indulged in an Italian truffle and my partner had a delicious tiramisu. With freshness and quality of the meat and vegetables accounted for (Toni purchases the goods directly from the London markets), you know a wonderfully enjoyable visit is assured. For reservations please telephone 0208 979 5490. 55-57 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molsey, Surrey KT8 9ER 59


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ou can explore some of the best attractions in London when you stay at the London Bridge Hotel, described as where ‘history meets hospitality’. Situated in the heart of the new ‘London Bridge Quarter’ in quirky Borough Market, on the trendy South Bank, and just around the corner from the tube station. London Bridge Hotel’s rich history is reflected in its elegant design; where traditional and modern meet in a blend of classic and contemporary styles. A stone’s throw from London Bridge

Hotel is the city’s hottest new attraction, ‘The View From The Shard’ - a must-do experience on your trip to the capital. Visit the viewing gallery (which can be booked directly from the London Bridge Hotel) and take in a unique 360 degree view of London and the surrounding counties from the top of The Shard, Western Europe’s newest, tallest building. Other attractions such as Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, The London Eye and the Tower of London are also right on your doorstep. A gruesome

but fascinating history of the area can be explored at the nearby Old Operating Theatre Museum while antiques lovers can explore the delights of local Bermondsey Antiques Market. Dating back to the 12th century, St Thomas's Chapel lay on the original site of the hotel. The hotel building was erected in 1916, was used as a wartime telephone exchange from 1940 and opened as London Bridge Hotel in 1988; during the renovation, Roman artefacts, including a comb and a mosaic floor, were discovered and have been preserved in the Museum of London for future generations to enjoy. The hotel has three restaurants including the Quarter Bar and Lounge which was designed specifically with relaxation and comfort foremost in mind by interior designers, Design LSM. The original parquet flooring has been completely restored and now lends a “lived-in” feel to Quarter Bar. The bar menu features ‘social food’; ideal for relaxed meetings and conversations with a wide selection of sharing platters and small dishes of vegetarian, fish, seafood and meat options, for the ultimate in urban grazing. During our visit we enjoyed the burger sharing platter, the crowd favourite from the menu. It included five mini burgers each, with a variety of meats and accompanying relishes, served with gorgeous thick-cut chips. The extensive drinks and cocktail menu features both the classics and seasonal favourites inspired by the produce from nearby Borough Market. We sampled the Pineapple Passion Daiquiri and the London Bridge Fizz – a Prosecco based cocktail with cherry brandy and crème de mûre. Both were delightful and exquisitely presented. London Bridge Hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers, with its three luxury serviced apartments and 138 bedrooms. Guests have free access to the Fitness First gym onsite and the hotel is a popular one with runners competing in the London Marathon as it is situated very close to the route and provides services such as power breakfasts and changing rooms. For more information visit www.londonbridgehotel.com.


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hose who enjoy the company of their canine companions will be pleased to visit The Weyside, a newly opened Young's pub on the banks of the river Wey, in the heart of historic Guildford. The pub's 'dog corner' comes with dog beds, treats and towels for muddy paws, while human visitors will enjoy their own comfortable seating and alfresco dining areas overlooking the river. The recent refurbishment has transformed the interior, with dĂŠcor that is both comfortable and stylish, Add to this an unrivalled outdoor terrace complete with al fresco bar and bbq, oodles of style and guaranteed friendly service courtesy of charming husband and wife team Dan and Anna and it will be hard to stay away. Boasting a seasonal menu celebrating the best of British produce, Young's first venture in the city also offers world class wines, craft beers and cask ales. Add to this an unrivalled outdoor terrace complete with al fresco bar and bbq. Inside is made up of a collection of unique spaces, choose your favourite spot to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a drink by the fire in The Barn, with its exposed beams and brick walls, or tuck into a leisurely lunch in the light and airy Conservatory. Cool evenings won't matter; grab a blanket and hot water bottle and sit out on the decking by the river to enjoy the sunset. The Weyside even provides bread for you to feed the ducks! The pub serves tasty, freshly cooked food: must-tries include the whole spring herb butter rotisserie chicken, 8oz hand cut sirloin of Surrey Angus beef or why not opt for one of the pub's sharing dishes of the day, or braised Dorset lamb shoulder hot pot or Weyside classic fish dish of battered north sea cod with rustic chips. There's a choice of eight delicious desserts and a good British cheese board with chutney. For reservations call 01483 568 024 or visit www.theweyside.co.uk for further information. The Weyside, Millbrook, Guildford .GUI 3XJ

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Dial M for Murder, May 20 - 24, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

The Big Chris Barber Band, May 31, Dorking Halls, Dorking

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Millbrook, Guildford 01483 440 000 May 6 - 7 : Othello May 8 : Hedda Gabler May 9 : Barry Cryer - Twitter Titters May 10 : Swinging At The Cotton Club May 14 - 17 : Carrie’s War May 20 - 24 : Dial M for Murder May 22 - 24 : Private Peaceful May 28 - 31 : Tonight at 8.30 Jun 2 : Miles Jupp is the Chap You’re Thinking Of Jun 3 - 7 : She Stoops to Conquer Jun 8 : Closer Than Ever Jun 9 - 14 : Last of the Duty Free Jun 17 - 21 : The Comedy of Errors Jun 23 - 28 : All Creatures Great & Small Jul 3 - 5 : James and the Giant Peach Aug 4 -6 : Now Behold These Present Days

G Live London Road, Guildford 0844 7701 797 May 1 : Ballet Black May 7 : Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra May 15 - 16 : Frank Skinner May 18 : Robert Cray Band May 21 : Matt Richardson May 22 : Hellfire Comedy Club May 24 : Simply Strings May 22 - 24 : The two Worlds of Charlie F Jun 5 - 7 : Science Museum Live Jun 8 : Judie Tzuke Jun 11 : The Simon & Garfunkel Story Jun 14 : Alfie Moore Jun 19 : An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes Jun 20 : The Dreamboys Jun 22 : The Searchers Jun 26 : Hellfire Comedy Club Jun 28 : The Reduced Shakespeare Company Jul 1 : Jimmy Carr: Funny Business Jul 6 : Flash Mob Jul 8 - 12 : Guildford Fringe Festival Jul 13 : Boogie Wonderland Jul 31 - Aug 2 : Avenue Q Aug 12 : Jimmy Carr: Funny Business Aug 13 : Lee Mead in Concert

Yvonne Arnaud Mill Studio Millbrook, Guildford 01483 440 000 May 3 : Tea with the Old Queen May 8 - 9 : The Way to Keep Him May 15 : Easy to Love May 16 : Politically Incorrect May 17 : Mata Hari: Female Spy May 23 - 24 : The Hoarder May 29 - 31 : Table Jun 5 : The Tiger and the Moustache Jun 6 - 7 : Just A Housewife Jun 12 - 13 : Suffragette Jun 14 : I’ll be Bert Jun 19 - 24 : You Might As Well Live Jun 26 : The Time Machine Jun 28 : The Other Shakespeare Jul 3 - 5 : The Other School

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New Victoria Theatre Peacocks Centre, Woking 0844 871 7645 May 1 : Billie Holiday Story May 2 : An Evening of Burlesque May 4 : The Solid Silver 60s Show May 6 : The Carpenters Story May 8 : The Dreamboys - Fit & Famous May 10 - 11 : My First Ballet: Coppélia May 12 - 17 : Dance ‘Til Dawn

Fame, May 19 - 24, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

May 19 - 24 : Fame May 26 - 31 : Things We Do For Love Jun 2 - 7 : Dreamcoats & Petticoats Jun 9 - 14 : 20th Century Boy Jun 16 - 21 : One Man, Two Guvnors Jun 23 - 28 : Evita Jul 1 - 3 : The Gruffalo Jul 5 : Roy Orbison & Friends Jul 6 : Grimethorpe Colliery Band Jul 11 : Immortal Chi Jul 14 - 19 : Buddy Jul 21 - 26 : Tonight’s The Night Jul 29 - Aug 2 : April In Paris Aug 4 - 9 : All Creatures Great & Small Aug 10 : Rhythm of the Dance Aug 12 - 16 : Annie Get Your Gun Aug 18 - 23 : Last of the Duty Free Aug 25 - 30 : Rock of Ages Richmond Theatre The Green, Richmond 0844 971 7651 May 7 - 10 : Spring Awakening May 15 : Kate Rusby May 19 - 24 : Things We Do For Love May 27 - 31 : Buddy Jun 11 - 14 : Tonight at 8.30 Jun 24 - 28 : Catch 22 Jun 30 - Jul 1 : Immortal Chi Jul 2 : A Night at The Opera Jul 3 - 6 : What the Ladybird Heard Jul 7 - 12 : Under Milk Wood Jul 14 - 19 : Another Wood Jul 27 : Flash Mob Jul 28 - Aug 2 : All Creatures Great and Small Aug 8 - 10 : Angelina Ballerina: The Mousical Apr 22 - 26 : The Perfect Murder


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Dance ‘Til Dawn, May 12 - 17, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

New Wimbledon Theatre Wimbledon 0870 060 6646 May 6 - 17 : Cats May 19 : I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue May 21 : The Carpenters Story May 22 : Let’s Hang On May 27 - 29 : Scooby Doo Jun 8 : Sing-a-long-a Grease Jun 23 - 28 : 20th Century Boy Jun 29 : Ken Dodd Jul 16 - 17 : Immortal Chi Jul 18 - 19 : Flash Mob Jul 24 : The Dreamboys Jul 29 - 30 : Rhythm of the Dance Aug 12 - 23 : Top Hat Dorking Halls High Street Dorking 01306 881717 May 2 : Fifty Shades of Beige May 4 : Carnaby Street: The Concert May 9 : Jimmy Carr: Funny Business May 10 : The Grimethorpe Colliery Band May 15 : Joe McElderry: Set Your Soul Alive May 16 : The Day Music Died: Buddy Holly May 22 : Steve Hewlett & Friends: Thinking Outside the Box May 23 : Rich Hall May 28 : Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero May 31 : The Big Chris Barber Band Aug 9 : The Ken Dodd Happiness Show Rose Theatre 24-26 High Street, Kingston 0871 230 1552 May 2 : Brian Blessed: Time To Talk

May 4 : Tap Factory May 6 - 10 : The Play That Goes Wrong May 11 : Loving Linda May 18 : A Darker Shade of Fado Jun 3 - 7 : An August Bank Holiday Lark Jun 11 : Kudos Jun 19 - 21 : Let Me In Festival Jun 22 : Much Ado About Nothing Jul 5 - 27 : International Youth Arts Festival Electric Theatre Onslow Street, Guildford 01483 444789 May 9 : Tangoed Up May 10 : GSA Singers: A Lot of Living To Do May 14 - 17 : The Real Inspector Hound May 29 - 31 : GSA: The Accrington Pals Jun 5 - 7 : GSA: The Memory of Water Jun 18 - 20 : PPA: Little Women Jun 27 - 28 : Anything Goes Jul 14 - 18 : ACM Diploma Showcase Jul 27 - Aug 2 : The Electric Film Festival Epsom Playhouse Ashley Avenue, Epsom 01372 742555 May 6 : The Neil Diamond Story May 8 : Tap Factory May 20 : Fifty Shades of Beige May 21 : Suggs May 28 : Jungle Book May 31 : Aaron Monteverde Jun 18 : Forces Sweethearts Jun 19 : The Rite of Spring/Romeo & Juliet Jun 20 : Sinatra Sequins & Swing - The Capitol Years Live! Jun 21 : Miles Jupp

Buddy, May 27 - 31, Richmond Theatre, Richmond

Jun 26 : The Manfreds Jul 1 : That’ll Be The Day Jul 10 : Talon - The Best of Eagles Jul 11 : Jackson Forever Harlequin Theatre Warwick Quadrant, Redhill 01737 765547 May 1 : Bless ‘em All May 2 : Suggs: My Life Story in Music and Words May 3 : The Jungle Book May 8 : The Day Music Died: Buddy Holly May 9 : Absolute Bowie Jun 6 : Sherry Babys Jun 12 : The Little Mermaid Jun 14 : The Abba Reunion Tribute Show Jul 25 : Stanley Dee: A Tribute to Steely Dan Jul 31 : Forces Sweethearts Sandown Park Racecourse 01372 470047 Jul 4 : Summer Festival Ladies’ Day Jul 5 : Coral-Eclipse Day Epsom Racecourse 01372 726311 Jun 6 : Ladies’ Day Jun 7 : Epsom Derby CINEMAS Ambassadors Cinemas Woking 0844 871 7643 Odeon Guildford Odeon Esher Odeon Kingston 0871 22 44 007

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he glamorous Henley Festival returns this summer, with a series of exclusive, black-tie events running from the 9th to the 13th of July. Tickets for each night are limited so be sure to book now to guarantee your place at this vibrant and enchanting festival. Enjoy a truly unique comedy performance on Sunday 13th July when iconic comedians Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan join forces for an hour of non-stop comedy excellence. As Jasper Carrott says “It’s an exciting opportunity to work with an artist I’ve admired for many years, I just hope he’s not TOO funny!” Alistair McGowan has his own tribute to pay – as he says, "Jasper was the first comic I ever saw performing 'live' when I was a teenager so it's a real thrill to be working in tandem with him. I might even try and get him to sing 'Funky Moped' - backstage, at least!" Also headlining on the Sunday night will be Rebecca Ferguson on the Floating Stage. One of the most incredible voices to emerge in recent years, Rebecca will bring her raw and powerful talent to the Henley Festival on the 13th July and share the

headline performance the dynamic and captivating vocal harmony group, The Overtones. On Friday 11th July, rock giant Rick Wakeman will entertain the crowds in a one man show covering his life as keyboard genius with ‘prog rock’ band Yes, as well as dozens of solo albums. As well as a great musician, Rick is also a first rate story-teller, stand-up comedian and notably one of BBC 1’s Grumpy Old Men. Rick says “I do come to Henley at least half a dozen times a year and know it well, so I will certainly feel at home. It will be an honour to bring a touch of madness to the sanity of Henley!” Appearing on Saturday 12th July is Milton Jones, the hugely entertaining ‘one-liner’ comedian, known to fans from his appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. Other fabulous acts appearing at the Festival are The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Burt Bacharach and The Jacksons. Festival guests can also enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Michelin Starred chefs Albert and Michel Roux Junior’s ‘Roux at the Riverside’ restaurant. Michel Roux Junior comments "My father Albert

and I…have been a part of this event for around 15 years now and Henley is one of the highlights of our summer. It’s a beautiful location, and a very special opportunity to meet everyone and share in their passion for great food, drink and music.” Enjoy the atmosphere and the views of the Thames, with many magnif icent culinary choices throughout the festival, including The Terrace Restaurant and La Scala situated by the Sculpture Lawn. Get your tickets now and find out more at www.henley-festival.co.uk

Win 2 pairs of tickets for Henley Festival 2014 A pair of tickets plus car parking passes can be won. Simply send a postcard with your name and address on the back to:

Surrey Occasions Magazine Hillrising House, Potters Lane, Send, Surrey GU23 7AW. A winner will be picked by lucky draw on the closing date 30th May 2014. The editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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