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Issue 17 2013 Deadline for all submissions for the next issue is: October

22th 2013

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Angelic Weddings

October At The Apex

Let Angelic Weddings wave their magic wand over your wedding or special event.

Bury St Edmunds’ award winning music, entertainment, community & business venue. For event line up visit: Box Office 01284 758000. 1 Charter Square • Bury St Edmunds • IP33 3FD.

When they’re not fretting over the dress, the main thing brides spend most of their time on are the finishing touches. Colour schemes, favours, Invitations, Order of Service and Centrepieces are all elements that brides will agonise over for hours. But, with Angelic Weddings, these arrangements can be a breeze. Angelic Weddings offer a full bespoke service, working within your budget, creating pieces so special you and your guests will want to keep them as mementos of your big day for many years to come. Angelic Weddings is based in Bury St Edmunds and covers the whole of Suffolk and offers a FREE no obligation 1 hour consultation. They will go through your theme, colour scheme, venue and even your dress drawing inspiration from your big day to create a one of a kind design especially for you.

Angelic Weddings can offer the following: •

Table Stationery: Menu Cards, Table Numbers, Lottery Card Holders, Place Settings • Invitations • Save the Date Cards • Favours • Table Plans • Post Boxes • Keepsake Boxes • Guest Books • Candy Buffet Stationery • Order of Service/Ceremony • Confetti Cones • Wishing Tree/Well Tags • Lucky Sixpence Cards Angelic Weddings can also provide stationery and design elements for many events such as Hen Parties, Christenings, Naming Ceremonies, and Babies First Birthday, Sweet 16, Anniversaries, Special Birthdays, Baby Showers and Prom. Angelic Weddings; Your one stop shop for all your wedding & event needs! Tel: 07572 665522 Web:

Tuesday 12th November 2013 Art Exhibition: Mythlore By John Lyons This touring exhibition features work based on Trinidad and Tobago folklore and legends and involves a dynamic and interactive link between the traditional artistic expression of colour & canvas to the experimental expression of sound. Open viewing evening: Wed 9 Oct 6pm - 7.30pm

Wed 23rd October, 8pm Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo Bafta and Ivor Novello award winning singer-songwriter Emily Barker and her band blend classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. She performed with Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and written the award winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line. £12

Mon 14th October, 7.30pm Cara Dillon Whether she’s singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or their original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer. £18 (£16conc)

Fri 25th October, 8pm - Kairos 4tet Fronted by saxophonist and composer Adam Waldmann (who has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Mark Guiliana, Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, beatbox sensation Shlomo and The Sam Crowe Group), Kairos 4Tet are fast becoming a cornerstone of the British jazz scene; bridging the gap between classic and contemporary; grooves, burning improvisations and melodies that linger long after the music stops. £14 (£12conc) £5 U25s

Wed 16th October, 8pm - Show of Hands Celebrating a 21 year partnership, singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act). Joined by musical chameleon Miranda Sykes on double bass they have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players, £20 (£18conc) Thu 17th October, 8pm - Tunng Over their decade together, the group have honed their pastoral pop to perfection, winning over audiences and critics one rustic twang of guitar, icy electronic echo and sumptuous whisper of vocals at a time to become one of Britain’s most championed underground forces. £13 Fri 18th October, 7.30pm - Sacconi Quartet Haydn, Verdi and Beethoven from one of the UK’s leading string quartets, celebrated for its creativity, energy and integrity of interpretation. £18/£15 (£16/£13) £5 U25s Sun 20th October, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Peter Pan Musical Unforgettable characters such as Pan, Wendy and Captain Hook and a host of lost boys, pirates and Neverland Indians. The 4Seasons Theatre Group retain all the charm & magic of JM Barrie’s original, making it the ideal family musical. £15/£12/£10

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Sat 26th October, 8pm - The Real Thing Britain’s No.1 Soul band, celebrate an incredible 40 years in the business. The three original vocalists, Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith perform with their own 5 piece band in a performance that includes all their million selling hits; includingYou to Me Are Everything / Can’t Get By Without You / Can You Feel the Force? / Whenever You Want My Love / You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing. £20 (£18conc) Tue 29th October, 1pm Ross Scanlon and Chad Vindin Tenor Ross Scanlon is in constant demand on both the Operatic and Oratorio platform and this recital by tenor Ross Scanlon will include music by Handel, Coates, Dunhill, Tchaikovsky, Denza and Strauss. His accompanist is Chad Vindin from Australia. £8, Under 25s £5 Wed 30th October, 8pm Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita A stunning shared musical journey between two world class virtuosos - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and West African kora player Seckou Keita. ‘Old Welsh harp songs, Manding kora staples, Latin dashes, Celtic arias and more woven together to create something new that also possessed enough depth to sound sage, even timeless.’ Andy Morgan. £15 (£13conc) £5 U25s.


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Bury St Edmunds Tenth Annual Christmas Fayre Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December. Between Thursday 28th November and Sunday 1st December the historic centre of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk will be transformed into a traditional Christmas market with colourful stalls selling local produce and crafts as well as over 300 traders from around the UK and mainland Europe, traditional fairground rides and on-stage entertainment. The Angel Hill and Abbey gardens in Bury St Edmunds, with its recently crowned cathedral, medieval Abbey Gate and links with Charles Dickens is the ideal setting for a traditional Christmas Fayre. An added attraction is the towns nearby cosmopolitan shopping centre with its great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore. Visitors will also be able to sample the delights of Bury St Edmunds provisions market while this year, the date coincides with the Cathedral’s Christmas Fair and the Medieval Fayre in Moyse’s Hall Museum. There will be

street entertainment and more stalls in the new public building - apex. There really is something for everyone. New for this year we have extended the dates of the Fayre and added in the Thursday evening. Opening the Fayre at 4pm will enable us to showcase more entertainment and give visitors a chance to escape the crowds. The shops will be open until 8pm and there will be free parking in most of our car parks.

So, Bury St Edmunds award winning Christmas Fayre just keeps getting bigger and better. Why not come along and see for yourself. For further details contact Sharon Fairweather the event organiser 01284 757093 or

Due to popular demand our weekly street market will be open again on Friday 29th and run for all three days and our local Farmers Market will be open on Sunday 1st December. Bury St Edmunds has good value parking close to the town centre and a park and ride will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are great offers for coach operators including free meal voucher, free parking and dedicated coach marshalls for all pre-booked coaches.

Revive! The Smart Way To Repair Minor Bodywork Damage. Fed up with a scuff or scrape on your car bodywork or alloy wheels but don’t want to claim on your insurance or be without it while it is at the garage?

to suit you. Your no claims bonus will be unaffected and the job can be done without the hassle and inconvenience of having to take the vehicle to the garage.

Then why not call out local technician David Dunn from Revive! to fix it quickly and cost effectively at your home or place of work?

If the area of damage is the size of an A4 sheet of paper or smaller, then smart repair is the most appropriate way to tackle the job. For more extensive damage David will always recommend that owners take their vehicle to a reputable bodyshop as SMART repair is only intended for those minor yet annoying scuffs and scrapes.

David’s company is based in Suffolk and he is a fully Institute of Motoring (IMI) qualified SMART technician. ‘SMART” is a term used in the car bodywork profession. It stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technique. What’s more, all work is fully guaranteed. Since setting up his business, David has built up an excellent reputation for quality and delivering tip top service to a growing list of satisfied customers. Using the same techniques and professional paint as bodyshops, David can repair small area paintwork and wheel damage for far less that the cost of most insurance policy excesses at a location

He’s happy to come out to give you a noobligation consultation and quote before carrying out any work. Revive! is the preferred supplier of SMART repairs to major car dealerships and fleet operators in addition to private owners who want to keep their cars looking pristine. Current customers include Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lex Autolease and Mercedes. David Dunn can be contacted on 01787 372058 or on 07815 692233 or email:

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Long Melford Big Night Out

Stanton Firework Night

The Big Night Out 2013. Melford Hall Park CO10 9AA.

Saturday 3th November.

Friday 1st November 2013 5.30pm

Advance Ticket: Child £3.00 Adult £5.00

Display from 7pm. Parking facilities, fair and hot food and drinks available.

5.30pm - Gates open

Gate Price: Child £5.00 Adult £7.00

6.15pm - St Nicholas Care Sponsored Firewalk Tickets available from The Bull Hotel, Cherrylane Garden Centre, Landers 7.30pm - Ignition of giant bonfire decorated Bookshop, Long Melford Opticians. with guys made by local school children by Rosie Bamford

Grand Bacton Musical Firework Display 2013 Friday 25th October 2013. GATES OPEN 5.30pm & Firework Display starts at 7pm. Tickets available in advance from Bacton Stores or Bacton Under Fives. Tickets are also available on the gate: Adults : £4.00 & Children £3.00 (Under fives free) PROCEEDS TO LOCAL CHARITIES. Bacton Middle School, Wyverstone Road, Stowmarket Suffolk Suffolk IP14 4LH

Lakenheath Charity Firework Display Friday 1st November 2013. Family friendly Bonfire Night fun complete with a spectacular fireworks display from local pyrotechnics company Lakenheath Fireworks Hot food, drinks and snacks will be on sale, a small fun fair will be on site also come and see

some great fireworks. Gates open at 6-30 pm on the gate price Adult £4-50 Children £3-50. Football pit Back street, Lakenheath Suffolk IP27 9HN. Contact telephone: 01842 860163.

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Tickets can also be bought at the gate on the night at the price of £4.00 per

Venue Address: Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2XA.

Upcoming Events

8.00pm - Pains Pyro Music & Fireworks display - 2013 Theme “Best of British” Refreshments & Juvenile Fair Rides

Massive professionally fired firework display held in the grounds of Bacton Middle School on the outskirts of Stowmarket. This is probably now one of the largest displays in Mid Suffolk and atttracts a large audience from across the county and firework enthusiasts from across East Anglia. Hot Food & Drink will be available along with Childrens Fun Fair and free parking.

£3.00 per ticket for Adults £1.00 per ticket for children under 16.

ticket for adults and £2.00 for children under 16. Children under 3 years old will be given free entry.

Suffolk Harvest Festival Sunday 13th October 2013 Visit Bury St Edmunds A second chance to see the life size model sheep created by Suffolk school children for the new Suffolk Farming School of the year initiative launched by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Cook With Me Kids. From 10:30am Farmers Market on Angel Hill 3:30pm Harvest Service in the Cathedral. All welcome.

Pavilion and poolside Summerhouse, both licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, set up for a ceremony and wedding breakfast. To add to the sense of occasion, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of wedding cake and discuss your plans with our professional Wedding Co-coordinators. Enjoy a tour of the hotel... • 14 individually-designed bedrooms, some with four-poster beds Harvest Festival Sunday 13th October 2013 Visit Bury St Edmunds Farmers market - Over 25 stalls and displays on Angel Hill. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for more details 01284 764667. Samson Tsoy, Piano Monday 14th October 2013 Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds “One of the brightest pianists at the Moscow Conservatory, A very deep musical talent with enormous technical abilities” - Sergei Dorensky Programme includes Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky. Wedding Open Day Sunday 27th October 2013 Ravenwood Hall Be our guest at our forthcoming Wedding Open Day. See the elegant Edwardian

• A choice of private rooms for smaller, intimate weddings • Spacious Edwardian Pavilion with its own entrance and private garden • Poolside patio and Summerhouse, an inspirational setting for al fresco wedding ceremonies • 7 acres of spacious, landscaped gardens and mature woodland • Sweeping lawn... the perfect setting for a marquee for up to 500 guests • Inventive, seasonally-inspired menus complemented by a carefully selected wine list • Plenty of free parking With 27 years’ experience of planning and hosting weddings, we look forward to helping you make your Big Day one to treasure and remember forever! Free entrance and parking. For more information, please contact Emma Pyne on 01359 270345 or email


Earwax: Friend or Foe? Teresa Sadler RHAD FSHAA, Audiologist from The Hearing Care Centre explains… of the ear canal skin, means that older people are more likely to experience a wax blockage. Does earwax need to be removed? Healthy ears produce wax and it does not need to be removed unless it has caused dulled hearing, itchiness or discomfort. The ear canal has a selfcleaning action.

Earwax is an oily substance produced by glands at the entrance to the ear canal, which it protects and lubricates. The amount of wax produced varies from person to person dependent on their lifestyle, diet, age, skin condition, anxiety levels and anatomy of the ear canal. There are two distinct forms of earwax: ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. Most people in Britain have the ‘wet’ type of earwax. You are more likely to have excess wax if you have a high fat diet, if you are elderly or of an anxious disposition, if you have narrow ear canals, if your parents had excess wax problems, or if you try to remove wax using an object in the ear, such as a cotton bud. As part of the ageing process the glands secrete less sebum (oily secretion), often causing wax to be drier and harder. This, together with the reduction in movement

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As wax is produced only at the entrance to the ear canal and the movement of the ear canal is outwards, some wax may appear on a cotton bud when it is removed from the ear, but the majority of the wax will have been pushed from the normal position, backwards down the ear canal. So please do not use cotton buds! How can I stop my ear wax problems? Olive Oil: Olive oil is a gentle lubricant which lubricates the skin and allows wax to soften and break down easier. The Hearing Care Centre recommends the use of Earol®, a fine grade of olive oil spray (available at www. £5.59) Ear Wax Removal: This may be needed if olive oil does not work. This can be done using ear irrigation, using

luke warm water to flush out the blockage of wax. It can also be using suction and picking techniques. Ear wax removal can be carried out by the trained audiology team at The Hearing Care Centre or by a nurse at your registered GP surgery. To find out more visit The Hearing Care Centre Ltd East Anglia’s Number One For Hearing Care Freephone 0800 096 2637 Local centres in: Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Thetford



The Halloween Rock School ...with MuZiKidZ is a fun, experience for any child that enjoys music. They will try all the instruments, write a Halloween song learn to play the song and perform it for Mum and Dad at the end of

the day. Fancy Dress optional. Don’t be a chiller a thriller! MuZiKidZ Weekly Music Tuition Club is new term starts on 5th

Spooky Halloween Walk Sunday 27th Oct 2013, RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve, Station Road, Lakenheath, Brandon. Suffolk IP27 9AD. Join us for a spooky walk around the reserve. There will be a prize for the best costume and tasty refreshments will be available in

the visitor centre when we return. Children £5 (Wildlife Explorer members half price). Accompanying adults free. 4pm-6pm.

Putrid Pumpkins And Monster Masks

November. It is for children aged 6-14 that are interested in learning Electric Guitar, Drums, Keyboards and Singing, Playing in a band, Writing songs, recording/ tech and performing. Your Child Can Be a Star! We Tailor your Childs age appropriate group lessons and learning experience to suit your child.

• Hands on experience of all the equipment required to perform as a musician or maybe a diva!

They will receive forty minutes each week of tuition on two instruments followed by rehearing with their new “band” so that they can present their performance to parents and friends at the end of term and record the result for download.

• Recording tuition for budding producers

No other club gives your child;Tuition in a range of instruments

• Confidence building

• Specialisation in a chosen instrument

Fun and spooky trail, Thursday 31st October 2013. 11am - 3pm Free to National Trust Members Non-Members: Park and garden only admission adult: £5 child: £2.20 plus

(£3 per pumpkin/crafts free) Ickworth House, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP29 5QE.

• Rehearsing and playing with others in a ‘band’ • Performance skills

• Song writing skills • Social interaction with others sharing similar interests,

We are the only music club that specialises in this age group. Giving your child a positive age appropriate learning environment, supplied by a trained, experienced team of child care and music professionals. Your child’s musical learning is in safe hands with MuZiKidZ

Halloween Tips ...for your own little monsters! Pumpkin Carving!

Stranger Danger!

Carving a pumpkin for your children takes away the fun for them, but if you don’t your child to be handling a sharp knife then an easy alternative could be paint, markers or a pumpkin decorating kit is still loads of fun without the risk!

Never let your child go into a stranger’s house! Ensure they only go to houses with the lights on or with a Halloween decoration outside, this ensures that the person is happy to celebrate Halloween and take part in sweet giving!

Sweets and Treats! Plan Your Route! You can never be too careful when taking sweets from strangers, even if it is Halloween. Make sure that you do not let your children eat any treats what have not been examined by you, this means you can check for tampering of wrappers. And you may get a chance to eat a piece! Stay Safe Be Seen! Make sure that your child can be seen in the dark by helping them choose a bright costume or adding reflective tape to their bag or costume!

Make sure you plan your route or your child’s route so that you will always know where they are and a well lit route is better than a dark route. Making sure they know what time to be home and how important it is that they are home by that time and having your child check in at home if the route is long is always good for a parents nerves so making sure they have a mobile or check back at home are good ideas!

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Pleasurewood Chills Scream Park Prepare yourself for the ultimate Halloween experience for all the family. Like you’ve never seen it before, there’ll be more screams than ever as this October, Pleasurewood Hills becomes Pleasurewood Chills Scream Park, East Anglia’s premier Halloween event! From roaming Spooky Storytellers, Pumpkin Carving to their brand new Scare Maze’s, no matter what level of scare you’re after (or none at all) - Pleasurewood Chills is the perfect place for a Spooky Halloween Visit! At Pleasurewood Chills you’ll also get to enjoy all of other regular rides and attractions on the park such their Sealion & Parrot shows and the ‘Biggest Grand Illusion Show in the UK’ - from Britain’s Got Talent star Sean Alexander. In addition guests will be able to experience Tales of the Haunted Coast , Satan’s Circus Scare Maze*, Hopton Ghosthunters, Horror Express*, Trick or treat and Fancy Dress competitions. If you needed any more convincing that Pleasurewood Chills is the place to be this Halloween, the LA Times has just named HoBs PiT: X-SCREAM one of their top 13 Scare Attractions to visit this Halloween! Bradley MacDonald, LA Times reporter said: “In assembling my Top 13, I was looking for unusual, unique and offbeat haunted mazes and attractions that I’d actually jump on a plane and fly halfway around the globe to see.” Issue 17 2013

Having only dared to open HoBs PiT this year, the journey through this haunted abandoned mine will go on over drive this Halloween. With more effects and live actors, it’s not hard to see why HoBs PiT has already been critically acclaimed by the park enthusiasts and leisure industry experts that have dared to enter, then been brave enough to tell the tale.

Due to the expected popularity of our Pleasurewood Chills event, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Firework Spectacular - the region’s biggest and best firework display will take place on the final night of the season (November 3rd) - not to be missed!

A Standard Pleasurewood Chills ticket permits entry into the park, all shows, rides and attractions excluding HoBs PiT X-Scream, Satan’s Circus Scare Maze and Horror Express which will require an upgraded ‘Terror Ticket’ costing an additional £5 which is not recommended for those under 12 year old.

Alexis Camelin, General Manager of Pleasurewood Hills said: “We’re aiming to become the premier attraction to visit at Halloween this year. We have decided to give our customers even more to shout and scream about in 2013 This includes dropping standard entry to just £13.50 over the period.” He also added “Feedback this season has been very positive, telling us that the recent investment into the park has paid off - We are continuing that trend with this all-new Halloween event”

The only way to guarantee entry and Terror Tickets is to book tickets online. *Pricing: A Standard Pleasurewood Chills ticket will cost £13.50 for all age groups, except children under 1m who receive free admission.


South Lee School Nursery Step Up Learning Open Day now entering its 10th year as a tutorial centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Nursery ‘Open Day’ Sessions for 2 to 4 Year Olds. Tuesday 5th November 9.30am to 11.30am and Wednesday 4th December 1.45pm to 3pm South Lee School Nursery will be offering 2 fun-packed ‘Open Day’ sessions for prospective parents of 2 to 4 year olds. The ‘Open Days’ will be an opportunity to meet the teachers and other parents over refreshments and see first-hand children having fun and learning through their play. Join us in our ‘Wild Wood’ area, which children at South Lee School Nursery get to explore and enjoy on a daily basis. Children will also be able to experience one of the Nursery’s ‘Stave House’ music sessions approved by the London College of Music. Parents will have the opportunity to take a tour of the new £2.1m Sports and Performance Centre, which is due to be open in October 2013.

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If you are unable to make either of the two dates listed, please do make an appointment to visit South Lee with our Headmaster, Mr Derek Whipp, who would be delighted to show you around at a more convenient time. We are also offering free Nursery taster sessions for prospective families. If you would like to enquire about this or to confirm your attendance at one of the Nursery ‘Open Day’ sessions, please call the school office on: 01284 754654.

Husband and wife team Kevin and Carol Higgins have helped hundreds of youngsters improve their maths and English from children in Year 1 through to GCSE candidates. The main aim of Step Up Learning is to raise the confidence levels of children and help them to succeed at school. Your child may • be struggling to keep up at school • lack confidence in maths or English • not be challenged • need help with getting a better grade at GCSEs • need help with Common Entrance or 11+ exams We provide a safe learning environment where you can take your child for 80 minutes while you either wait at the centre or do some shopping. At the end of the session you can pick up your child receive feedback from our qualified

teachers and return home safe in the knowledge your child has made progress in their chosen subject. Your child can progress at a pace which suits them not the class they are in. If you would like a free assessment call us on 01284 706070. or visit our website:


Free Early Education All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible. Once your child is 3 years old you can start claiming free early education from any of these dates: • 1st September • 1st January • 1st April Example Your child was born on 15th February 2012. They will become eligible for free early education from 1st April 2015. The free early education can be at: • nursery schools • nurseries on school sites • nursery classes in schools and academies • children’s centres • day nurseries • some playgroups and pre-school • childminders • Sure Start Children’s Centres • 2-year-olds Some 2-year-olds in England may also be entitled to free early education.

You must be getting one of the following: • Income Support • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190 • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) Children looked after by a local council are also entitled to a place.


Quality Childcare Available ...for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Tassel Road Day Nursery and Preschool offers exceptional care and education within a purpose built, well located facility. Open from 8 am to 6 pm for full day and half day sessions. Childcare Vouchers/ Grants accepted. The nursery school team will be happy to discuss the availability of sessions and the most suitable arrangements for you and your child. Call now to arrange to visit us and discuss your individual requirements. Tel: 01284 767699

If your child’s eligible, you’ll be able to start claiming from any of these dates after they turn 2:

Email: Visit:

• 1st September • 1st January • 1st April

Cobb Close, Tassel Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7LN

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Christmas Is Around The Corner! More To See, Try, Touch, Taste, Enjoy … And Buy At The Festive Gift Fair. Join in the fun as the fabulous Festive Gift Fair, the biggest and best Christmas Shopping Fair, returns to the NEC for four days from 21st - 24th November. Christmas means gifts for your loved ones, hanging decorations on the tree, excitement on children’s faces, party clothes, stockings hanging over the hearth, a table fit for a festive feast! The run up to Christmas Day involves lots of planning! The hardest and often most time consuming part is buying the presents. There’s no need to be stuck for ideas, Festive Gift Fair makes it so easy. From the moment you arrive, you’ll get into the Christmas spirit, and be caught up in the excitement of browsing round over 325 stalls hunting for your perfect gifts. And when your bags are full, you can drop them off at the Present Crèche, continue to shop, stop for a bite to eat and enjoy some great Christmas music by bands and choirs. It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular events at the NEC! We love the challenge of finding unusual gift ideas - with so many to see at the Fair, selecting the best is a challenge indeed! Eat, Drink And Be Merry! Raise a glass! That’s the spirit! Enjoy a Christmas drink with family and friends. Christmas entertaining is the time to indulge in tempting chocolates and delicious cheeses.... sample before you buy at Festive Gift Fair. Sheer luxury in a gold ingot box, Perfect Tipple present their unique sparkling wine

which is infused with 23 carat gold flakes! Guaranteed to be a talking point! From curvy ladies to portly chaps - these generously one-sized aprons have fun messages.... Licensed to Grill! and Queen of The Kitchen! by Santa Balls. Black Mountain Liqueur is a rich aromatic blend of apple and blackcurrant brandy, winner of Taste awards, by the oldest spirit company in Wales, Celtic Spirit Co. A gourmet gift - delicious blend of mature blue cheese pressed into a special collector’s edition ‘Cornish Ware’ ceramic pot by The Cornish Cheese Co. For The Women In Your Life Mum, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Girlfriend - There’s nothing more satisfying than finding a special thoughtful surprise they will love..... Have you ever dreamed of owning a Chanel Bag? - Sally from Sally’s Jewellery is an expert in sourcing awesome vintage fashion accessories and jewellery - a real treasure trove stall! As seen in ‘Vogue’, The Vintage Teapot cleverly up-cycle pretty vintage china into beautiful retro gifts. Glam up this Christmas! Use the one and only Celebrity Mirror - a beautiful compact make-up mirror with LED lights by Baby Doll Bling. Invite Harry Styles of One Direction to your Christmas party! Have some fun and surprise your friends with this stand up lifesize cardboard cut-out by Maskerade.

Enter our competition and WIN Tickets For The Festive Gift Fair Can You Answer This Question? Q. What will be demonstrated on the Arkay Sales stand? Answer:

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Baby its cold outside - but not with these cosy, warm, stylish faux fur Wellington boot inners by Wellywarmers. Nail Art is big, big, big news in the Fashion World - Visit OMG stand, where they will be demonstrating the tricks of the trade and chose a design to be stamped onto your nails at the Fair. For The Men In Your Life Chaps can be notoriously difficult to buy for - you’ll find Whisky, woollies, watches, clever gadgets and silly stocking fillers at Festive Gift Fair........ The innovative Boombox vibration speaker creates an unbelievable listening experience wherever you place it! by Arkay Sales. Create a bespoke piece of framed art that contains HIS name using photographs of everyday objects that resemble alphabet letters by Alphabet Photography. Book up an educating Wine Tasting Experience in your own home - for up to 6 people by Pieroth Wines. Kids Stuff You’ve managed to keep the presents out of sight from little prying eyes for weeks, and NOW the big day is here. All smiles on Christmas Day! Recreate the joys of Christmas past with... a metre long tube of mini retro-sweets - all the old favourites, love hearts, refreshers, chews.... by Keep Calm & Carry ON Beverage Co. Visit Arkay Sales stand where they will be demonstrating the new fun Gyro car that twists and turns in a most unusual way. Irresistible, utterly gorgeous, cuddly soft toy range, hand puppets, animal ear muffs by Jomanda. Cast your child in the starring role as they embark on an adventure with their own personalised CD by On The Big Red Bus. More brilliant books at bonkers prices a boxed collection of 15 books by kids favourite author Roald Dahl - just £15.99 instead of RRP £88.85! by The Book People.

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Dressing the tree is just the start! Dressing your table, your hall, your mantle-piece can all help make Christmas Day really special. Light lots of twinkling candles, use elegant glasses, colour coordinated linen... you’ll find lots of inspiration at Festive Gift Fair.

Not just for draping on the tree, these novelty Christmas string lights come in amazing shapes - from elephants to fish, butterflies to snowflakes and moon to clouds by Party String Lights. Visit Telling Tales stand - to see their amazing collection of hurricane lanterns, tea-light holders, gold and rustic candles and crystal candlesticks. Jormae Pourri hand produce a beautiful range of sweet smelling traditional Christmas Decorations from orange garlands and potpourri to lavender bundles and chill twig hearts. Find out for yourself why so many people come every year! BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW and prepare for some GREAT Christmas Shopping and a FUN day out at The Festive Gift Fair open 09.30am - 17.00pm from Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th November at the NEC. Adult tickets from just £8.50 For more information on Exhibitors and Visiting the Fair, visit Book by phone - The Ticket Factory on 0844 581 0808/0809 or Book online at



Issue 17 2013

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