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Pippa Greenwood

Sharing her love of bugs, gardening and green living

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Beach Escape!

Pack a picnic and enjoy some beach fun

Blooming Times

Bamboo, a plant to save the planet

Berwick Walk

An epic hike for the summer passing six ancient churches along the way

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Sovereign Harbour

A charming waterfront destination

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Editor’s Comment We have gone gardening mad! Pippa Greenwood gave us a brilliant inteview, we take an in-depth look at the wonder plant that is bamboo and our featured house has a garden to inspire. Find loads more to entertain and enjoy in our pages too, and see you next month for a bumper September issue.

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PERSONALITY

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Pippa Greenwood speaks to Sara Whatley about her love of pathogens, being part of team Gardeners’ Question Time and the benefits of gardening with children

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familiar family face of gardening sitting comfortably alongside Monty Don, Carol Klein and Alan Titchmarsh on the horticultural bench of fame, Pippa Greenwood is an expert plant pathologist and all-round gardening guru. Added to that, she is a truly warm and genuine person – it’s no wonder she has graced our screens and airwaves for so long now. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of pathogens, diseases and plant pests, Pippa has brought science and gardening to the masses through her television, radio and writing work. She was a regular presenter on Gardeners’ World for 13 years, is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time since 1994, has made guest appearances on numerous other television programmes, is a regular contributor to Gardeners’ World magazine and has also penned many best-selling books over the years. She was even the gardening consultant on ITV’s Rosemary and Thyme! In 2007 Pippa was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University. I spoke to Pippa from her family home in Hampshire where she has her organic kitchen garden, which Gardening makes she first developed for you feel better, Gardeners’ World.

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Pippa discovered her love of gardening at a young age. The youngest of four girls it was the place that Pippa received all of her mother’s attention, so whether it was the garden or her mother that drew Pippa out there, she loved it. “She was an avid gardener, and let me have my own ‘garden’, a small square marked out with stones, at the age of four. I helped with the weeding, building bonfires,

and my love for gardening grew naturally,” says Pippa. Although affectionately known as ‘the bug lady’, it was gardening and plants that first piqued Pippa’s interest. “I studied botany first, then realised there were not a lot of jobs in that sector, so I wanted to move to something more practical and did my MSc specialising in Plant Pathology, which I became absolutely besotted with,” she tells me.

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“From there I landed a job at The Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley in Surrey, where I ran the Plant Pathology Department for 11 years and answered several thousand queries a year from troubled gardeners.” It was attending the Chelsea Flower Show with the Wisley team that lead Pippa into the limelight. With a wooden sign above their heads advertising their gardening expertise, a man from the BBC approached Pippa and asked to interview her. “It must have gone

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pretty well as they then asked me to appear alongside Alan Titchmarsh on a behind-the-scenes programme of Chelsea. It was the ‘what went wrong’ behind the show.” That clearly went well too, as Pippa was then asked if she wanted to join Alan on BBC’s Daytime Live. This was in 1988. Then as the producer moved to Gardeners’ World, Pippa went

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too. “I loved it and stayed there for 13 years. I had no idea what I was doing when I started out though – I had grown up in a house without a television!” Pippa laughs. The ball was rolling and Pippa took it in her stride. Other television work came along, publishing deals and radio too with various shows and of course Pippa’s long running panellist appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. Has she ever been stumped by a gardening conundrum, I wonder? “The honest answer is yes!” admits Pippa, “but the thing is, there is always a panel of three up there and we work together as a team, plus we are seriously good friends. I think it’s important to say ‘I don’t know’ and pass it on to someone else. Someone will always know the answer, or everybody knows and argues about it! It’s pretty nerve-racking up there though – you don’t get to see the questions beforehand so it’s a case of pulling ‘pick me’ or ‘please don’t pick me’ faces at the chair, and hoping you don’t get too many very specific questions where you can only think of one answer… and then someone else on the panel says it before you. We really are such a team though, I’m lucky. It’s fun but terrifying.”

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Pippa travels a lot with her work and so gets the chance to visit many gardens around the country. “Sussex has so many beautiful gardens it’s hard to choose just one!” she says when I ask if she had a favourite down South, but what sort of garden does tickle her fancy? “It either has to be something dramatic, like a cleverly planted geometric flower border, or something that I would like to have in my own garden. I also love calm gardens with gentle swaying movement and colour, but really, and I know it’s a cliché, I’m happiest at home more than anywhere else. Home is where you can feel relaxed and private.” Pippa reveals that her garden is her “personal space” with some bits still “a work in progress”, and that she loves her vegetable garden. “We live in such a beautiful part of the world, with the South Downs around us,” she says, “it’s so easy to

make excuses not to garden and to go walking instead.” Family is obviously very important to Pippa, and as I tell her about gardening with my little girl, who loves to hunker down and rootle through the earth to find worms, help me pop seeds into holes and pat down the earth of a newly potted plant, and of course, pluck the weeds – and occasional flower – out, Pippa says enthusiastically, “It brings it all back! Getting children into the garden is like pressing a smile button, they can change from grumpy to happy in a split second; it really is a brilliant thing to do.” “My son learnt to walk in the vegetable patch,” she continues, “and has always had an interest in gardening, whereas my daughter joined in when she was little then went right off it! Although the other day she sent me a message saying, ‘I’m just going to weed the vegetable patch, it’s a state!’ so she has clearly been missing the countryside and plants at university.” It seems only natural that children of a horticultural hotshot would follow in their mother’s footsteps, and as Pippa says, although she would never push her children into it, when you have gardened with a little child they hang onto that information somewhere and it may come out at a later date. Many children enjoy gardening at school, where they have the space and the funds, which is fantastic when not everybody is lucky enough to have their own garden at home, “but I think there is something about a parent and child gardening together which is special,” says Pippa. “It’s bonding and just a lovely thing to do together, and of course the benefits are huge – physically, ecologically, mentally. Gardening makes you feel better, we should all be investing in that.” The general population, and particularly younger generations, are much more interested in food and wellbeing nowadays, and gardening and growing-your-own fit nicely into that. “When I started working for the RHS in the 80s most of the board were of the suited and booted older gentlemen type, and many of the members where of the older generation too, but now the average age of gardeners has come down and greener living is certainly playing a part in that,” says Pippa. “Rarely would you have found a 30-something looking after their own allotment thirty years ago! Growing-your-own is not just for sustainability and environmental reasons, it tastes much nicer and has no nasty chemicals or pesticides either.” With those words ringing in my ears I’m off to check on the veg patch. l

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hese are exciting times in Eastbourne. This popular south coast town is undergoing a spectacular metamorphosis. The Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement Scheme, a joint project between East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Borough Council, is in the process of transforming the seaside resort into one of Britain’s most desirable destinations. The main thrust of the plan is to modernise Eastbourne’s town centre, creating an attractive pedestrianfriendly environment with civic space for cultural and social activities, and also supporting local economic growth by enhancing the facilities for local residents and visitors. This project is creating an international standard conference facility, beautifully restored theatres and a major upgrade of the world-class tennis facilities at Devonshire Park, alongside a flagship new shopping centre extension. Together, these innovations will turn Eastbourne into a mecca for tourism, shopping and business.

The dramatic £85 million conversion of the Arndale Centre into The Beacon is now up and running. Already the nine-screen cinema complex is showcasing this summer’s blockbusters. A string of high-profile shops and boutiques are open for business, and stylish restaurants and cafes are springing up to refresh tourists, shoppers and cinema goers. In total, the 170,000 square foot scheme will bring an additional 22 new retail units, around 300 extra car parking

spaces, seven restaurants and a ninescreen cinema to Eastbourne. Plans are also afoot to establish a Business Improvement District in the town centre. At the same time, the £54 million Devonshire Quarter project is also nearing completion. The redevelopment of Devonshire Park, renowned as the venue for the Eastbourne International tennis tournament, will create a premier conference and cultural destination, as well as delivering major improvements

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to the international tennis facilities. The new Welcome Building, with its conference halls, break-out and hospitality areas, was completed in time to greet this year’s tennis players and spectators. This eco-friendly building will soon have a café and an attractive plaza that provides a gateway to the freshly-renovated theatres, the soon-tobe refurbished Winter Gardens and the celebrated Towner Art Gallery. Furthermore, not far from the town centre at Kingfisher Drive,

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the £6.5 million extension to the Langley Shopping Centre is due to open soon; introducing an improved layout, a resurfaced car park, thirteen new shops and a 24-hour gym. As well as this, the centre will house the Langley Community Library, which has been resurrected through the efforts of local volunteers; using space generously donated free by the centre’s management team. And it’s not as if Eastbourne isn’t already a hotbed of activity; from 1518 August, Eastbourne pier provides the backdrop for the annual four-day ‘Airbourne’ event – one of the world's biggest free seafront air show. Featuring fast jets, aerobatic displays, helicopters,

parachutists and much more besides, this year’s headline display team are the Breitling Jets from France. The Eastbourne and Lewes Walking Festival runs from Friday 20 until Sunday 29 September, offering a wide variety of guided and self-led walks that allow walkers to discover more about the culture, history, and landscapes of East Sussex. Situated between the pier and the Wish Martello Tower, the 1930s bandstand is the busiest in Britain; with fireworks and proms every Wednesday and shows every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of October – featuring everything from top tribute acts to military bands. A large beer festival takes place in October in the

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ack in 1993 the Crumbles area at the eastern end of Eastbourne’s seafront experienced a dramatic metamorphosis, finally emerging as Sovereign Harbour – Northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex. The site has continued to evolve and now incorporates luxury homes, cafes, restaurants, bars and innovative small businesses, attracting holiday makers, conference goers and, of course, sailing enthusiasts. Sovereign Harbour has four linked artificial harbours – Inner, South, West and North – and a large free car park. The popular Waterfront development is a haven for enjoying peaceful waterside living; stroll or cycle around the

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Know what to do in an emergency – If you do get into difficulty in the water, lay on your back, stay calm and kick your legs, shout for help and wave periodically but otherwise keep your hands in the water to help you stay afloat. If you see someone in need of rescue, make sure you call emergency services before you attempt to help. If you get into trouble too then that’s two people who will need rescuing. Call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard, or if there are some in the immediate vicinity, inform the lifeguards. Do not put yourself at risk too. There are courses and classes you can take to be able to help in these situations but if you are not qualified, it is safer to wait for the experts. Despite all of the above, the biggest danger most of you will encounter on the beach this year is the sun! With a range of immediate or long-term health effects, sun exposure is best avoided wherever possible. In Eastbourne we have an easy phrase that we teach the kids; ‘Slip, Slap, Slop!’. To make sure you don’t suffer from sun burn, heat exhaustion or worse, you should slip on a t-shirt, slap on a hat and slop on some sunblock before going out in the sun. Drink plenty of water and wear sunglasses offering 100% UV protection as well. Have fun! l

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Company Promotion

The People’s Charity needs your support Have you ever wondered what it would be like not to have the option of soaking tired and aching limbs into a hot bath? Resident Mark, confined to a wheelchair after an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) yearns to soak in a relaxing bath to alleviate pain and muscular discomfort. There currently isn’t a specialist bath in the Home. Additionally, the shower rooms are displaying considerable wear and tear. With the humidity created in such an environment, the equipment, tiling, flooring and grouting are all showing their age. “It’s easy to underestimate just how important a modern and appealing bathroom is and how it can affect residents and staff. These improvements will enable us to provide better, more accessible and safer facilities for everyone, enhance the overall experience of living at Chaseley, improve energy efficiency, allow for easier cleaning and maintenance and save the charity money in the future. Money that can be spent on helping us to

The Chaseley Trust voted People’s Charity at Airbourne 2019

This is a huge honour for the Charity, and we were delighted to be voted People’s Charity at Airbourne this year. From the people we care for, the Board of Trustees, our new CEO, Sue Turner and the staff team at Chaseley - a massive thank you. We hope to see many of you at our in-house Airbourne fundraising events and as we help with the bucket collection along the seafront over the four days of Airbourne

support even more local people with significant disabilities”, said Sue Turner, newly appointed CEO. Rated overall Outstanding by the CQC in 2018, the people supported at Chaseley range in age from 18 upwards, with the majority being wheelchair users needing 24 hour support with all aspects of their care. In the course of a year, over 100 people with disabilities are supported with long-term care, respite breaks, day care and rehabilitation therapies. “Replacing archaic toilets and showers is not a glamorous project,” says Sandie Foster, Chaseley’s Head of Fundraising. “It doesn’t inspire, but in real terms this is a very basic requirement fundamental to everyone’s daily routine and living experience.” The fundraising events organised around Airbourne will help towards raising some of the £115,000 needed funds to improve the bathing facilities. We ask our local community to support our fundraising events, to make a donation, hold a fundraising event, and sponsor specific aspects of the capital needs. Contact Sandie Foster, Head of Fundraising for further details. Donations of any size can be made online at https://www.chaseley.org.uk by telephoning Reception on 01323 744200 and by sending a cheque made payable to The Chaseley Trust and posted to The Chaseley Trust, South Cliff, Eastbourne. BN20 7JH

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The local community are invited to support the People’s Charity, the Chaseley Trust at one of the two fundraising events taking place at our facility in South Cliff. Join us at one of our fundraising events and enjoy exclusive and uninterrupted views of the air display FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST Top Flight@Chaseley 12 noon Prosecco & Canapes on arrival 2 course hot buffet at 12.30pm Auction to raise much needed funds to refurbish the bathing facilities £25 per person

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST Saturday@Chaseley 12 noon Ploughman’s Lunch at 12.30pm Raffle to raise much needed funds to refurbish the bathing facilities £15 per person

Tickets can be purchased online at www.wegottickets.com/The ChaseleyTrust or by telephoning Reception on 01323 744200 or by emailing fundraising@chaseleytrust.org

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Escape to the beach and watch your worries float away… Simply replace with sun, sea and fun, says Lisa de Silva

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espite our unpredictable weather, we all like to be beside the seaside. Come wind, rain or shine, a bucket and spade, warm sand underfoot, a paddle in the sea, ice cream and fish and chips on the beach, is what British summers are made for. If you’re planning a trip to one of our glorious beaches this summer, we’ve put together some ideas to keep you and your family amused. So, with sun protection, sunglasses and sunhats at the ready, here’s our guide for fun in the sun. While you don’t really need much equipment for a great day out at the beach, do take a bucket and spade.

Hours of fun can be had building sandcastles with seawater moats, digging out boat-shaped holes and partially burying willing friends and family. In fact, sand art is a wonderful activity to unleash your creativity. You can make almost anything moulded from wet sand and embellish your creations with shells, small pebbles, tumbled smooth pieces of coloured glass and seaweed.

The best place to look for fossils is in the loose material washed up by the sea If you’re part of a large group and there is plenty of room, the beach is a great venue for bat and ball games like cricket and rounders. Otherwise, kite flying, shell collecting and skimming stones provide easy and enjoyable entertainment. For water

babies, paddling, splashing and swimming in the sea is a real treat. To enhance the experience, take a face mask and snorkel and see if you can spot small shoals of fish. Or if the surf is up, there’s lots of fun to be had on a boogie board. Once the tide has gone out, you can fish for marine life in the rock pools. Take a bucket and net or just a small white container and scout for sea anemones, hermit and shore crabs, starfish, limpets and interesting seaweeds. Do put back anything you find once you’ve had a chance to examine it. You can also take photographs of what you see which will help you to identify individual species once you get home. Another fun activity is fossil hunting. The best place to look for fossils is in the loose material washed up by the sea. Look out for pebbles with regular lines, marks and patterns which are all easier to spot on wet stones than dry, so focus your search on the shoreline. But if living creatures are more your thing, take some binoculars and indulge in some bird spotting. Terns, gulls, gannets, cormorants and kittiwakes all frequent our southern beaches and it’s fun to keep a running log of the sea birds you spy. Finally, end the day watching the sun sink slowly below the horizon with a warming bag of fish and chips. Beats the Mediterranean any day! l

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SPOTLIGHT EVENTS Enjoy a Summer of Family Fun at Hever Castle Visit Hever Castle & Gardens this summer to enjoy an entertaining programme of events set amidst award-winning gardens. The annual Jousting tournament takes place on August 10 & 11; 17 & 18; 23 – 26. Kids can experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a royal household in medieval times during Knights & Princesses School running until August 30.

Enjoy pooch themed activities with Castle Canines on the 3 & 4 August. Jousting finishes over the August bank holiday weekend where visitors can also discover different eras with Journey through History, featuring encampments, re-enactments and stalls and demonstrations. www.hevercastle.co.uk

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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at Pashley Manor Gardens

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A Celebration of Land and Sea at Sovereign Harbour August Bank Holiday Weekend 23rd-26th August Starting on the evening of Friday 23rd August with one of the UK’s leading David Bowie tribute acts, this FREE family event boasts a brand new, all-weather

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Entertainments Marquee, BBQ area and bar and a host of local car, motorbike, motorhome and boat dealers displaying over 80 of their very latest models. The schedule of events which can be found on the website also includes a local art show, children’s face-painting and a Meet and Greet a Greyhound event on the Monday. Visitors to the event will also be able to try their hand at dinghy sailing in the harbour and will be able to watch the onsea racing regatta from the nearby beaches. This charity event supports the local Eastbourne lifeboat. Please see website for more details www.shyc.co.uk

Summer at Bateman’s Looking for something a bit different to entertain the kids this summer holiday? Why not try your hand at puppet making, inspired by Kipling’s animal and fairy tale characters, at drop-in sessions on selected days this August. Storytellers will also be on hand to entertain you with Kipling’s stories and poetry. There is also a Kipling’s travels inspired trail for families to complete. Bateman’s, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash TN19 Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans or call 01435 882302 for further details

Sat 24 to Mon 26 August, 10am – 5pm Come to Pashley Manor Gardens on Bank Holiday Weekend to see the very best contemporary crafts. Members of the Sussex Guild will be exhibiting their exquisite work in a large marquee in front of the Elizabethan manor house where you will be inspired by ceramics, creative textiles, furniture, glass, jewellery, printmaking, woodwork and more. Come to meet the designer makers, buy or commission an individual piece. The special admission price of £9.50 includes entry to the gardens and craft show. With the Garden Café specialising in local produce, and the breath-taking gardens set with sculpture this is an event not to be missed. www.thesussexguild.co.uk Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE www.pashleymanorgardens.com

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Summer Holidays at Drusillas Park This summer Drusillas is bursting with events and activities! So gather your troops, slip on your swimming cossies and prepare yourself for a whirlwind few weeks of fun. Get ready to go wild in the large adventure play areas, take turns on all the incredible rides and see amazing animals! Chill out with an iced coffee at the Get

Chalk Gallery’s Summer Exhibition Featuring The Artists’ ‘Summer Selfies’ Saturday 17th August, 5pm – 8pm Join artists and art lovers for a ‘Be your Selfie’ party on opening night of Artwave at Chalk Gallery in Lewes. Chalk’s 21 artists are showcasing their own interpretation of the theme in a lighthearted exhibition of self-portraits that embraces the selfie phenomenon. Visitors can enjoy a glass of Prosecco and strawberries dipped in chocolate as they browse the work on show. Spot the artists from their self-portraits and take your own selfie within a photo frame to post on social media. The fun event forms part of Chalk’s Summer Exhibition which runs from 12th August to 22nd September. www.chalkgallerylewes.co.uk

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Wet! splash pad, whilst the kids make the most of the watery playground. Plus come and meet your TV heroes! A whole host of awesome characters will be popping into Drusillas! including: Hey Duggee, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and more! Drusillas is located just off the A27 at Alfriston. www.drusillas.co.uk

The Observatory Science Centre Children’s Workshops

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School Summer Holidays The half and full day children’s workshops offer a wide range of activities that are both fun and educational. Topics include Cool Chemistry, The Chemistry Lab, Astronaut Academy, Crime Detectives, Man on the Moon, Alien Life, Spectacular Light and Colour, Rocket Science and Red Planet Blue Planet. Full details of costs, times, age requirements and a SPECIAL OFFER of reduced admission to the Centre can be found on the website. www.the-observatory.org Booking essential for all Workshops Call 01323 832731

A Summer of Fun at Bodiam Castle There is plenty to keep the little ones entertained this summer holiday. Discover more about the people who would have lived and worked in a medieval castle. Learn what they would have worn and used through eight character illustrations and dressing up boxes. See if you have what it takes to get a job working for Sir Edward at the Medieval Mop Fair or catch the castle steward who will be patrolling the courtyard and setting fun missions to complete. Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ bodiam-castle or call 01580 830196 for further details

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show, Lingfield RH7 6LL

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Sun 25 & Mon 26 August

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August Watch breathtaking stunts by the famous Atkinson Action Horses team and adrenaline-fuelled MAD bike displays with BMX world champs. Have-a-go activities include football skills with Crawley Town FC, archery and tunnel racing with ferrets. Get a rare chance to meet farmyard and exotic creatures including Water Buffalo and Meerkats. Visit the regional food, horticultural and craft marquees, 300+ shops, classic cars & historic vehicles, crafts to make, rides and fun events for your dog to enter on the day. Reduced price advance tickets at www.edenbridge-show.co.uk

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As Earth passes through the debris left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, particles of space dust enter the atmosphere leaving a trail of light behind; a shooting star. Join us for cheese and wine, an informative talk from Dr Mark Sargent plus the chance to spot some meteors with your own eyes! Also, viewing of other night sky objects through the historic telescopes (weather permitting) W W W .T H E - O B S E R VAT O R Y. O R G

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Walk the Hospice Trail

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Sunday 1 September Walk the Hospice Trail is an annual fundraising event for Friends of Sussex Hospices. Teams of 2 to 8 people are invited to walk one of the 26 sections of the trail. You can choose the section that suits you best. Walkers are awarded a medal and passport on completion. So come and join in, and help raise funds for the great work of our local hospices. Find out more & book your walk: www.hospicestrail.co.uk or www.friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk #WalkTheTrail trail@friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk Funds raised may be specifically directed to your local hospice

Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sept

Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September Six outstanding artists will perform at the fourth Lapwing Festival in the magical setting of the Coastguard Cottages, Cuckmere Haven. With views of the valley, the sea and the cliffs of the Seven Sisters, this is perhaps the world’s most beautiful concert venue. Only 60 tickets are available for each of these incredibly intimate recitals. Profits go to the Cuckmere Haven SOS campaign, which seeks to save these iconic cottages from coastal erosion. Masayoshi Fujita (vibraphone), Fran and Flora (string duo), Sam Leen (folk singer), Consone String Quartet, Joseph Tawadros (oud), Anthony Albrecht (baroque cello). Tickets and info: www.lapwingfestival.com

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Rock Around the Clock Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September This event is a celebration of music from the 50’s and 60’s era. Rock ‘n’ Roll bands, Jive, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Lindy Hop & DJ’s. Great food and bars, autojumble and entertainment. A weekend family event with camping facilities available. Come along and enjoy Bands, DJs, Motorbikes, Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Food, Bars and Camping. Camping must be booked and paid for before 28th August 2019. The location for this event has been changed to Salts Farm Field, Rye (A259) East Sussex TN31 7PA www.rockaroundtheclock.co.uk 01424 218803 or 07828 772475

Lifeguarding Lessons for Kids in Eastbourne School Summer Holidays

Summer holidays

The Eastbourne Beach Lifeguard team will be teaching youngsters how to stay safe on the beach and in the sea this summer, as part of the fun Tyro Lifeguard course being held during school holidays. Led by the qualified and experienced team, the course provides youngsters aged 8-14 with first aid training, a guide to beach and personal safety plus an introduction to basic lifeguarding, all of which will equip them with essential skills they need to enjoy time spent on or near the water. Sessions last 3 hours at either 10am or 2pm, from the Lifeguard Station close to the Wish Tower. There are four levels that cover a range of different activities both on the beach and in the water. All activities are subject to change depending on the weather and sea conditions. Children need to be able to swim 100 metres unaided, swim wear (or preferably a thin wet suit) and towel are both essentials in order to take part. Courses run until 30 August priced at £18 per session or £60 for 4 sessions. For further information visit the Seafront Office, call 01323 410611 or book online at www.visiteastbourne.com/seafront/TyroLifeguard.aspx

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Event Promotion

Artists

MAKE WAVES

Artwave Festival | 17 August - 1 September GET CREATIVE WITH FREE FAMILY EVENTS Artwave wants to inspire the next generation of artists with free family workshops across Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven this summer. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and the surrounding villages. The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them. The diverse range of work on show includes jewellery, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, photography and performance art by a mixture of emerging and professional artists and makers. ••• Follow the art trails to visit creatives in their studios, homes, galleries and workshops and visit 140 exhibitions - all for free! ••• The festival takes place over three weekends from 17 August to 1 September 2019. Take an afternoon, weekend, or even a week to explore this vibrant part of Sussex and with homemade tea and cake on offer too, Artwave is a special summer treat. ••• Pick up a copy of the free 2019 guide at Lewes or Seaford Tourist Information Centres or view it online at artwavefestival.org

A Seed Magazeen Workshop • 17 & 18 August With Jack Snelling & Lizzie Lomax Newhaven Community Garden, Pevensey Road, Newhaven, BN9 9TU Sat 10:30-11:30 / 12:00-13:00 / 13:30-14:30 / 15:00-16:00 • Sun 11:00-12:00 / 12:30-13:30 Ages: 5 - 8 • Pre-book at seedmagazeen.com Join illustrators Jack and Lizzie for some greenthemed arts and crafts sessions, make your own moving caterpillar, transform milk cartons into bird feeders and find out how being sustainable can have fun results! Take home a zine with more fun things to do too!

The Green Show • 15 - 18 & 22 - 25 August With SCIP (Seaford Contemporary Illustrators & Printmakers) South Hill Barn, Seaford, BN25 4JQ Various times and ages • Read full details and book in advance at wearescip.co.uk Nature and environment themed exhibition with a variety of free kid’s workshops throughout the event. Screenprinting for all the family. Recycled t-shirt bags with Kittie Kipper. Mini beasts with Drusillas and CBeebie’s Ferne Corrigan and much more! Add to our community installation: a ‘fluther’ of jellyfish made entirely from waste plastic!

Let’s Play: Flag Making Workshop • 31 August With The Amazing Art Cart Depot, Pinwell Road, Lewes, BN7 2JS 10:00 - 12:00 • Drop in • Limited numbers at any one time • All Ages • theamazingartcart.com The Amazing Art Cart is a mobile, versatile art station offering creative workshops for all ages. This workshop will explore pattern, colour and shapes looking onto how they are used in everyday design and making geometric flag designs.

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Tapestry

Twenty-two embroiderers worked for 10 months to complete the project, which consists of 27 panels, each being 2.7m wide and 90cm high (9x3ft). The finished tapestry was 84m (275 feet) in length. Though less well known than its illustrious predecessor from Bayeux, the Hastings Tapestry is also a substantial piece of work. The Bayeux Tapestry is 70m (230 feet) long, and 50cm (20 inches) high, though it is 900 ack in 1965, with the years older. It’s thought the Bayeux 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings looming, Tapestry might have been created in England and then transported to it was decided to mark France. Like the Hastings Tapestry, the occasion. Bayeux is actually an Group Captain Ralph embroidery. Bagshaw Ward, who Hastings Tapestry had served in the highlights 81 events RAF during WWII, of significance in and Hastings British History Borough Council from 1066 – 1966. commissioned the When the tapestry Royal School of was first revealed Needlework to to the public, it create what has was displayed at become known Hastings Town as the ‘Hastings Hall. It was soon Tapestry.’ moved to the pier Though called a The Triodome at Hastings and housed in a dome tapestry, the completed shaped building called the work was actually an Triodome, that resembled a embroidery, enhanced with an applique. An embroidery is made when a fabric is decorated with a needle and thread. The craft The past and the present of applique involves weaving pieces and future were all in of fabric into the needlework to help harmony on a single site create the finished embroidery.

Think of Tapestry and most people’s first thought might be Bayeux, but in 1966 a Hastings Tapestry was commissioned, and now it’s back on display. Robert Veitch finds out more

flying saucer – the past and the present and future were all in harmony on a single site! For many years the tapestry had languished in storage, until this year when Hastings Borough Council agreed it could be on public display once again. Since March it has been on display in Rye and it will remain on display, on selected weekends until October. Volunteers are needed to supervise people visiting the display, and each volunteer will be rewarded with a souvenir t-shirt. President Macron of France has announced the Bayeux Tapestry will leave French shores for the first time, to be loaned to the British Museum, but not before 2022 at the earliest. In the meantime, a trip to Rye would be both a good day out, and a chance to step back in time. l For more information: www.bridgepointrye.com

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Elegance Lulu Hampson is constantly evolving her elegant home with a calming colour scheme, contemporary art, and carefully selected high street finds

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of the décor: she recently commissioned a new kitchen, and is constantly refreshing walls that inevitably end up with the scuffs and scrapes of life. “You have to expect to make small changes,” says Lulu, who established AMH Designs 30 years ago to offer a ‘guiding hand’ for people lacking confidence to update their homes. “Even – or perhaps especially – when you are juggling parenthood, work, your social life, and all the other things life throws at you. When you buy a car, you wouldn’t dream of not getting it serviced, replacing the parts that suffer wear and tear, and it should be the same with your home. “Besides, it gives me the chance to try out new ideas and paint shades,” she continues, “and I’m about to tackle our bedroom and the hallway again; but I always stick with neutral shades that flow naturally from the colours in other rooms. As I often tell my clients, you can

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give a room its distinct personality with soft furnishings much easier if you have a simple backdrop.” Art is another important element in Lulu’s schemes, and she feels it should be the talking point, not the colour of the walls. “I have such respect for artists who have the confidence to put their work out there. If you travel, or shop around online, you’ll see you don’t have to spend a huge amount to get an original piece, although some works you might feel are worth more of an investment. One of our favourites is the horse sculpture in the sitting room; it’s by Nic Fiddian-Green who was inspired to start sculpting by the Elgin Marbles, the casts of which were on display as a frieze at the venue where we had our wedding reception, so we feel a special connection to Nic’s work.”

An avenue of pleached lime trees planted as saplings 15 years ago

Alfie enjoying the garden, which houses a gypsy caravan, a favourite hideout for the girls when they were youngers

This ‘armillary sphere’ is personalised with points of reference significant to the Hampsons, and was commissioned to remember Lulu’s parents. Stainless steel sundial, David Harber

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Having been converted in the 1960s, we could see that the interior of our new home had been left in a mid-century time warp

One of Lulu’s pretty floral displays

Since she and her husband became the custodians of this former Victorian coach house, Lulu has not just maintained a high standard of décor; there was an awful lot of work needed to update the property before it could become the effortlessly elegant home it is now, as Lulu recalls: “From the first moment we viewed it with a local agent, we appreciated its solid bones, high ceilings and good-sized rooms that would allow us to entertain with ease, just like the London home we were leaving behind to escape city life; but having been converted in the 1960s, we could see that the interior of our new home had been left in a midcentury time warp.” Despite having two young daughters at the time, the couple were determined to renovate the house within the first couple of years. Along with updating all the essentials, such as the plumbing, electrics, and the décor in the original parts of the house, they also constructed a two-storey extension on the site of an old garage. This gave them two additional bedrooms

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An Aga and the underfloor heating keep the kitchen toasty. ‘City Blocks’ painting, Geoffrey Johnson. Chimneybreast painted to match the kitchen

Lulu loves experimenting with her creativity, and this cushion is one she embroidered herself with a humorous phrase

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Despite a neutral backdrop, this room is enriched with flashes of hot pink

above a generous snug that is completely open to the kitchen, and which has fullwidth bi-fold doors to a new courtyard. “It was ideal when the girls were young – I could keep an eye on them while I was cooking,” says Lulu, “and it’s still a very sociable space that suits the kind of informal gettogethers we love hosting. “Our house has evolved so much over the years,” she continues, “from the family home full of toys and clutter, to a more grown up entertaining space; but I think it’s far better to work with the home you love, to adapt it to suit your changing needs rather than going through all the stress of moving. Your home has the power to really lift your mood, and I firmly believe that if you look after it, it will look after you.” l

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Cundell’s gate guards the entrance to St Pancras Arlington. It’s the final church of the day. Turn 180° and walk over the previous bridge, then bear right, towards the stile. Use the reverberating metal bridge to cross the Cuckmere River. Veer right, then left around the scrub, before climbing the embankment to find a suitable entry point onto the dam. Turn left and walk alongside Arlington Reservoir. Bear left at the end, then 120m later turn right into the field via a kissing gate. Follow the path through this field and the three that follow, back to Berwick through ripening corn – a yellow brick road of sorts – and to journeys end. “Thank the Lord, I’ve seen enough churches for one day,” was Joe’s final comment, while Sydney reflected, “A really solid walk, lots of lovely scenery, an enjoyable day out.” Thanks to St Michael and All Angels, Berwick for the inspiration. See www.cuckmerepilgrimpath.org.uk for additional information. l Robert has tested the route personally, making sure it is suitable for walking. However, even he cannot guarantee the effects of the weather, or roadworks, or any other factors outside of his control. If you would like to send your feedback about a local walk, please email editorial@sussexliving.com

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PETS

It’s a Dog’s Life Summer creates opportunities in the garden for Teddy to source extra food, deal with unwanted visitors and chat to the canine neighbours, all barked through his human translator, Helen Stockton

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t this time of year, gardens play a significant role in many people’s lives and I am no exception. I’m lucky as ours is a reasonable size, and, being country dwellers, we get an interesting assortment of wildlife. There are birds of differing shapes and sizes, with the bird food, supplied by ‘Her Indoors’ to entice them in, providing crunchy little snacks for me when I feel so disposed. There are also rabbits to chase, the odd grass snake and hedgehog for me to avoid, and for the first time the other morning, a deer outside the kitchen window. ‘Her Indoors’ was rather excited by this initially, up to the point the deer started grazing on her herbaceous perennials, then it was not quite so dear and was ushered gently back over the fence from whence it came. I don’t know why I wasn’t allowed outside to help with the ‘ushering’, I bet I would have made it vacate our outside room more quickly than ‘Her Indoors’. We should play to our strengths.

The garden also becomes a good kitchen substitute when the sun shines, with the barbeque presenting some tempting opportunities The garden also becomes a good kitchen substitute when the sun shines, with the barbeque presenting some tempting opportunities for the enterprising fur. My predecessor and boss, Rolo, used to be a master of food theft, and no unattended plate, beer glass or casual ice cream was safe from his attentions. I prefer to deploy my charm and appealing eyes to wheedle food out of ‘Them Indoors’. ‘Him Indoors’ is a better target for my persuasion as he doesn’t have to take me to the vet’s for my annual weigh-in. I’m quite a big Border Terrier so I’m 58 SUSSEX LIVING | August 2019

at a natural disadvantage in the weighing department. And in spite of the Boss’s fine example of never standing still on the scales for long enough to give an accurate reading, I’m too obliging and sit down comfortably; never a good tactic. Still, I like to think I use a few calories in the garden. Firstly, there’s the supervising of ‘Them Indoors’ burning off theirs. I lie, snoozing and yawning, where

I can keep an eye on them, making sure there’s no slacking in the digging, pruning, grass cutting and weeding. Then there’s guarding duties. The dog next door, Ben, is a Leonburger, a very hairy, large breed, about the size of a small donkey. He suffers from illusions that he’s in charge locally, a view that I regularly challenge in exchanges under our boundary fence. Border Terriers might be small in stature, but we are mighty in attitude. And when we’ve finished outside, there’s always TV gardens to view. ‘Her Indoors’ is soothed by the voice of Monty Don on Gardeners’ World every Friday evening and she’s usually asleep before ‘jobs for the weekend’. Still, I wake her up with growling and barking at Monty’s dogs, Nelly and Nigel. I always check around the back of the TV just to make sure they’re sticking to their own patch. My garden belongs to me, and ‘Them Indoors’ of course. l


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BOOK REVIEW

Elizabeth Kay offers Sussex Living readers her thoughts on recent reads that have caught her attention. She gives her views on a selection of books from different genres which may capture your interest

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by Martin Slevin (AuthorHouse) It sounds as though a true story about Alzheimer’s is going to be dreadful, but somehow Martin Slevin manages to see the humour in it as well as the tragedy. His mother, Rose, was very fortunate to have a son as loving and devoted as the author, and the first paragraph of the book gives an idea of the slant the narrative will take: Alzheimer’s Disease is the only medical condition that I know

Rose is convinced her sister Peggy is responsible for cutting the sleeves off her clothes of which affects the family of the patient more than it appears to affect the patient themselves. Rose is convinced that her sister Peggy, who died some years previously, is the person responsible for cutting the sleeves off her clothes. She is also quite sure that there is a little girl living in the radiator, who can’t get out. Martin gradually realises that her stories about cowboys herding cattle down the street outside and a plane crashing into the front garden are actually films she has been watching on the television. Fiction and reality have become one and the same. In the end, he has to find a care home for her, and these vary from enlightened to appalling. For anyone touched by Alzheimer’s this is a must, and highly educational for the rest of us as well. 60 SUSSEX LIVING | August 2019

by Lucy Clarke (HarperCollins) Elle, a published writer, seems to have it all: a dream home on a clifftop in Cornwall, a husband and a supportive sister living nearby. But in reality, life isn’t going as well as it might appear to others. The house is very isolated and a bit creepy, she’s nearly broke, she’s split from her husband and she’s not on top of her next deadline. So she lets out her dream home via Airbnb to make some money whilst she’s away in France for two weeks, being a guest speaker at a writing retreat – but when she gets back things aren’t quite the way they were. Someone has been in her locked study, because a glass paperweight has been chipped and the shard has found its way into her

Things aren’t quite the way they were – someone has been in her locked study bedroom, and cuts her heel. From then on a lot of strange things start to happen, and the twists and turns of the plot make you suspect one answer after another. However, the real denouement came as a surprise to me.

MAISIE HITCHINS – THE CASE OF THE SPILLED INK

by Holly Webb (Stripes Publishing) I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s set in Victorian London, and Maisie longs to be a proper detective, but isn’t doing too badly on her own. She lives with her grandmother, and her faithful puppy called Eddie. There are a lot of Maisie Hitchins books, aimed at children from seven upwards, so once a child is addicted they can keep going until they grow out of them. In this story, Maisie’s friend Alice is sent away to boarding school. Before long there is a mystery, when possessions start to go missing, and Maisie formulates a clever plan to don a disguise and find the thief. The only clue is an inkwell spilled across Alice’s desk, and a trail of suspicious paw prints. The ending is clever and satisfying, and although the culprit is unmasked it’s not an

The only clue is an inkwell spilled across Alice’s desk, and a trail of suspicious paw prints unhappy conclusion at all. Snippets of information about Victorian London can be picked up along the way – even the titles can be intriguing. The first book in the series, The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, is a good example. I can imagine most children today asking, “What’s a sixpence?”


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FOOD & DRINK

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MOROCCAN MEATBALLS

The Moroccan ground spice mixture, ras el hanout, used in these little meatballs is typically made with cumin and coriander seeds, ginger, peppercorns, cloves, allspice and cinnamon. It lends a certain aromatic fragrance to savoury dishes, particularly tagines, but also enhances sweet dishes, such as an orange and date salad scented with orange flower water and mint. Pork can be substituted for lamb, although it’s not a meat that’s normally used in Morocco INGREDIENTS For the Moroccan meatballs 100g minced lamb, or pork 1 spring onion, chopped 2 tsp ras el hanout 2 tbsp chopped coriander 2 tbsp white sesame seeds Salt & freshly ground black pepper

METHOD Mix all the ingredients together for the meatballs, divide into 20 and roll into balls between the palms of your hands. Sprinkle the cornflour on a tray and roll the balls in it to lightly coat.

1 rounded tsp cornflour 2 tbsp vegetable oil 10 cos or gem lettuce leaves 5 mint leaves 5 coriander leaves 120ml chilli sauce

browned. Lift out with a slotted spoon onto kitchen paper to drain. Let them cool a little.

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Heat the oil in a frying pan and 2 fry the meatballs in batches over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until well

a warm meatball on each 3 Put lettuce leaf with a mint or coriander

leaf on top. Serve with the chilli sauce to dip. Advance preparation: Fry the meatballs up to 8 hours before, cool, cover and chill. Reheat at gas mark 5, 190C for about 10 minutes until completely heated through. The lettuce, coriander and mint leaves can all be prepared and kept covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Freezing: Freeze meetballs (cooked or uncooked) up to 4 weeks ahead. RECIPE: LORNA WING/NARRATIVES PHOTOGRAPHY: JAN BALDWIN/NARRATIVES


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BACK ATTACK

The joints are very unusual in their make-up, function and symptoms they can cause if they are upset. Although they are proper joints with ‘non-stick’ cartilage and lubricating fluid, they are not designed to move like a knee or shoulder joint. Instead they have very little movement at all. They transfer your weight from the upper body into the pelvic girdle. Because of this, the joint is continually under stress, and so when upset the joint can sometimes not settle down naturally and can cause ongoing pain, not only in the lower back but also into other areas. Because of its position pain from the SIJ can be felt in other regions and can give confusing symptoms. I often call it ‘The Great Mimicker’! It can give pain in the area of the hip joint, the testicles (in men) and even nervelike pain into the leg. I commonly see patients with SIJ problems who have been investigated for hip joint arthritis or sciatica and nothing has been found. Diagnosing SIJ pain can be a challenge; a key thing is awareness. Pain centred in the lower back and off to one side should raise suspicions, especially if the pain is also felt in the areas I mentioned earlier. Pain on changing positions such as getting out of a chair or turning in bed is characteristic. Activities which ‘jar’ the joint such as tennis or squash can also provoke symptoms.

Mr Michael Cass, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Sussex Spine Solutions, tells us about sacroiliac dysfunction, symptoms and management

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ow back pain is very common. Almost 80% of adults will experience an episode of debilitating back pain at least once in their lives. Usually this episode will settle itself with minimal intervention: activity reduction or modification, some antiinflammatories if tolerated or some physical therapy. All can help with this. Most people put low back pain down to the spine itself. ‘Disc problems’, ‘arthritic joints’ and ‘spondylitis’ are commonly expressed diagnoses. But over a third of low back pain comes not from the spine itself but from the sacroiliac joints. And yet many people, including health professionals do not know much about the joint or the symptoms it can create! The sacroiliac joint’s or ‘SIJ’s’ are the junction between the lower spine and the pelvic bones, one on the left and one on the right. 68 SUSSEX LIVING | August 2019

The sacroiliac joints are the junction between the lower spine and the pelvic bones

Examination by an experienced health professional is important. There are a number of specific tests for SIJ pain, though not always conclusive. X-rays and even MRI scans are not very useful in diagnosing SIJ pain however, so a normal MRI scan does not rule the diagnosis out. Often SIJ pain will settle itself, but if the pain is severe and ongoing, there are other options: if you suspect you have SIJ pain, do speak with a health professional with experience of the condition. It is a very treatable condition, and many people suffer unnecessarily with it. l


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Knights & Princesses School Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge TN8 7NG Learn what it was like to grow up and serve in a Royal household in medieval times. Contact: www.hevercastle.co.uk Thursday 01 August, 10:30 - 12:00

Herstmonceux Information Centre Charity Book Sale 2/3 The Old Forge, Gardeners Street, Herstmonceux BN27 4LG Come along and buy your books for

Do you have an East Sussex community event to promote? Email hello@sussexliving.com and ask for a Diary Dates form. your holiday and have a cup of tea/ coffee at the same time. Contact: Sheila Charlton 01323 833673 sheilacharlton@uwclub.net Friday 02 August, 10:00 – 14:00

Wealden Activity Day

Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate BN26 5JG Arts & Crafts, Activity Sessions, Sports and lots more! Email: communitydevelopment@wealden. gov.uk

Friday 02 August - Sunday 04 August

Brighton & Hove Pride Festival

A weekend packed full of live performance, community and family fun. www.brighton-pride.org Friday 02 August - Sunday 04 August, 10:00 – 17:00

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show Michelham Priory and Gardens, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Designer makers exhibit in the Elizabethan barn and in marquees. Craft demonstrations too. www.thesussexguild.co.uk Saturday 03 August, 10:00 – 14:00

Sport Eastbourne Open Day Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne BN21 2UF Sport Eastbourne are holding a FREE Open Day with activities and sports for all ages! Contact: Joe Morris 01323 649214 joseph.morris@waveleisure.co.uk Saturday 03 August, 10:00 – 16:00

and collectable books. Refreshments available. 50p admission. Tel: 01273 477555 Saturday 03 - Sunday 04 August

Castle Canines

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge TN8 7NG A weekend dedicated to our canine friends with demonstrations, displays and entertainment. Enter your pooch in a fun dog show with rosettes for the winners in each category. Contact: www.hevercastle.co.uk 01732 865224 Sunday 04 August, 10:00 – 17:00

Hooe’s Old Motor Club: 50th Anniversary Show Recreation Ground, Hooe TN33 9HU www.hooeoldmotorclub.org.uk Monday 06 August, 19:30

‘The Container Dictates’ Floral Demonstration Memorial Hall, Bexhill Road, Ninfield TN33 9EE Flower demonstration by Sian Tribe. Non-members welcome. Email: ekeen@btinternet.com

Paws & Claws Bookfair

Tuesday 06 August – Saturday 10 August

Town Hall (side entrance), High Street, Lewes BN7 2QS 1000’s of second hand, rare, readable

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Wednesday 07 August, 10:00 – 14:00

Chailey Village Hall (next to the Five Bells Pub), Chailey Green BN8 4DA Chailey Repair Café is part of a world-wide movement where volunteer experts repair things free of charge – although a donation towards running costs is invited. Anyone can bring along broken items or clothing needing repair from home and have a cuppa and cake while they wait. Contact: chaileyrc@gmail.com or search on Facebook

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Wealden Activity Day

Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, Eridge Road, Crowborough TN6 2TN Arts & crafts, activity sessions, sports and lots more! Email: communitydevelopment@ wealden.gov.uk Wednesday 07 August, 18:30 – 20:30

Alice In Wonderland (open-air) Smallhythe Place, Tenterden TN30 7NG Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, largerthan-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Adult £15, Child £8.50 Contact: 01580 762334 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhytheplace Wednesday 07 August

Pirate & Princess Day Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Contact: www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224 Friday 09 August, 19:00 – 22:00

Film: Bromley Boys

Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE Drinks available before the performance. £8 with reductions if you become a member. enquiries@pinegrovepictures.org.uk www.pinegrovepictures.org.uk

Saturday 10 August, 12:00 – 16:00

Live Jazz on the Terrace Summer Barbeques

Saturday 10 August, 19:30 – 23:00

Dirty Dancing Open Air Cinema Saltdean Lido, The Oval Park, Saltdean Park Rd, Saltdean BN2 8SP Cinema under the stars at the iconic Saltdean Lido, with live music before the screening. Great food and drink available. Multiple price deals available at www.cinestock.co.uk Saturday 10, 17, 24 & 31 August, 11:00 – 12:30

Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting

Albourne Estate, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne BN6 9DX

Expert led small group vineyard tour and guided tasting of 4 Albourne Estate wines £20 per person. Contact: info@albourneestate.co.uk www.albourneestate.co.uk

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing al fresco barbeque lunch, served with foot-tapping live Jazz on the Terrace (weather permitting). £27.00 Adults, £16.50 Children. Contact Reservations: 01323 412345 reservations@grandeastbourne.com www.grandeastbourne.com/events

Saturday 10 August, 10:00 – 15:00

Saturday 10 August, 20:00 – 00:30

West Park Recreation Ground, Markland Way, Uckfield TN22 2DE Arts & crafts, activity sessions, sports and lots more! Email: communitydevelopment@wealden. gov.uk

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux BN27 1RN Includes cheese, wine and a talk by Dr Mark Sargent. £28 (over 18’s only). Contact: 01323 832731 www.the-observatory.org

Wealden Activity Day

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DIARY DATES Saturday 10 August, 10:00 – 17:00

Bexhill Model Railway Club: 50th Anniversary Model Railway Exhibition St Richards Catholic College, Ashdown Road, Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1SE Many layouts of various gauges on show, demonstrations, sales stands, plus a good selection of refreshments available and ample free on-site parking. Entrance fees: Adult ÂŁ5, Concessions ÂŁ5, Child ÂŁ2, Family ÂŁ12. www.bexhillmrc.org.uk Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 August

Summer Jousting Tournaments Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge TN8 7NG The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box. Contact: www.hevercastle.co.uk 01732 865224 Sunday 11 August, 19:15

The Rude Mechanicals Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Contact: www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224

Wednesday 14 August

Saturday 17 August, 09:30 – 16:00

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Contact: www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224

Elm Tree Farm, Icklesham TN36 4BH (on the A259) Horse, donkey and dog shows, classic cars, children’s games, craft, food and drink stalls. Display from the Tigers Army Parachute Display Team. Entry £5 per person. Under 16s go free. Contact: www.stmichaelshospice.com 01424 456396

Wildlife Wednesday

Rye & District Country Show

Wednesday 14 August, 10:00 - 13:00 & 13:30 - 16:30

Painting in the Garden

Lamb House, West Street, Rye TN31 7ES Bring your own equipment and set up in the garden that inspired past residents. There will be a qualified artist on hand. ÂŁ25 per session or ÂŁ45 full day. Contact: 01797 222909 lambhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Artwave Festival

Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven & surrounding villages Showcasing some of the very best creative talent including jewellery, sculpture, textiles, painting and performance art plus much more. 140 free exhibitions. www.artwavefestival.org

Thursday 15 August, 18:30 – 20:30

Sense and Sensibility (open-air) Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7NG A funny, fast-paced adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Performed by the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons. Adult £15, Child £8.50. Contact: 01580 762334 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ smallhythe-place Thursday 15 August - Sunday 18 August Thursday 22 August - Sunday 25 August

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The Green Show with SCIP (Seaford Contemporary Illustrators & Printmakers)

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF Adult ÂŁ13, Child ÂŁ11. Contact: 01323 802020 www.royalhippodrome.com

South Hill Barn, Seaford BN25 4JQ Nature and environment themed exhibition with a variety of kids workshops. Screen-printing for all the family, and much more! Book in advance at www.wearescip.co.uk

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Colourscape

The Charleston Trust, Firle BN8 6LL Enter the world of Colourscape, a rainbow labyrinth of colour, light and music! An unforgettable experience for all ages. £6 adults, £3 children (3- 16) and free for children 2 years and under Contact: 01323 811626 info@charleston.org.uk www.charleston.org.uk Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 August, various times

A Seed Magazeen Workshop (Ages 5 - 8)

Newhaven Community Garden, Pevensey Road, Newhaven BN9 9TU Join illustrators Jack & Lizzie for some green-themed arts and crafts sessions. Pre-book at www.seedmagazeen.com Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 August

Summer Jousting Tournaments Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge TN8 7NG The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box. 01732 865224 www.hevercastle.co.uk Monday 19 August, 10.00 - 12.00

Vitality Villages Coffee Morning Great Space, Herstmonceux Health Centre, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux BN27 4JX Come and hear about the Sussex Bat Hospital and the work they do. Join us for coffee/tea, biscuits and fun quiz.

What you can expect from a holiday with L.J. Edwards • Door to door service included in the price if you live in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings or Seaford. (Additional charge if not within our free pick up area— please check) • No coach interchange

Contact: Sheila Charlton 01323 833673 sheilacharlton@uwclub.net Wednesday 21 August

Family Games Fest Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Contact: www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224 Friday 23 August, 10:00 – 11:30

Cranwell Wealth Solutions: Drop-in Surgery Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield TN22 1AE Friday 23 August, 19:30 – 20:40

Importance of Being Earnest Smallhythe Place, Tenterden TN30 7NG A fast-paced, one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” £14 Contact: 01580 762334 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ smallhythe-place Friday 23 - Monday 26 August

Journey Through History and Jousting Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge TN8 7NG Immerse yourself in different periods in history with encampments, reenactments and stalls as well as more thrills and spills as brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the Bank Holiday. www.hevercastle.co.uk Friday 23 - Monday 26 August

A Celebration of Land and Sea Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, 3 Harbour Quay,

St. George’s Church, Brede Hill, Brede nr. Rye TN31 6HG Musical evening with Chantelle Duncan, backing artist to well-known names and a song writer in her own right. £10 (to include prosecco & paella) Contact: Father Martin Harper (Rector) 01424 883408 martin.harper48@icloud.com www.stgeorgesbrede.org.uk

Live Jazz on the Terrace Summer Barbeques The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing alfresco barbeque lunch, served with foottapping live Jazz on the Terrace (weather permitting). Adults £27, Children £16.50.

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Charming Cotswolds

• 4* Hotels, 3* as a minimum • Excursion entrances included • Personalised luggage tags • A free newspaper on the first day of travel • Porterage

Eastbourne BN23 5QF Enjoy an amazing display of top local car dealerships plus motorhomes and boat show. Lots of live music and DJ’s. BBQ area, bar, entertainers, dinghy sailing and regatta. www.shyc.co.uk

4* Park Royal Hotel, Warrington

Thu 15 — Mon 19 August Half Board from £455.00 p.p

4* Low Wood Bay Resort, Windermere

Welsh Rarebits

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Sun 8 — Thu 12 September Half Board from £545.00 p.p

The Dales & The Street

4* Crowne Plaza, Leeds Thu 12 — Mon 16 September Half Board from £565.00 p.p Includes Emmerdale countryside coach tour with a visit to the original Woolpack Inn and a chance to meet an Emmerdale Star! Plus entrance to Coronation Street The Tour.

Saturday 24 August, 19:30

Prosecco, Paella and Musical Evening

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Sun 22 —Sun 29 September Half Board from £895.00 p.p

Scottish Experience

4* Stirling Highland Hotel + overnight hotels

Sun 29 Sept — Sat 5th Oct Half Board from £735.00 p.p

Warners Cricket St Thomas

Chard, Somerset Mon 30 Sept—Fri 4 Oct Half Board from £485.00 p.p

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Cycle the Egrets Way Art Trail Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven & surrounding villages In conjunction with Artwave and The Egrets Way, Cycle Seahaven are putting on rides to visit a number of the exhibitions on the trail. www.cycleseahaven.org.uk/egretsway-art-trail-rides www.egretsway.org.uk Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August, 11:00 – 21:00

Eastbourne Feastival

Hampden Park, Eastbourne This weekend long show brings together people from all over the globe mixing culture, food and music in a great setting at Eastbourne’s Hampden Park. Tel: David Richardson 07522 852234 Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August, 10:00 – 17:00 (Sunday 11:00 – 17:00)

Brede Flower Festival

St. George’s Church, Brede Hill, Brede nr. Rye TN31 6HG “Celebrations” Flower Festival with some 35 themed displays and 20 arrangements. Refreshments, stalls, Grand Draw, Tower visits. Free entry and parking. Contact: 01424 882544 sue.sturmey@btinternet.com www.bredeflowerfestival.org.uk Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August, 10:00 – 16:00 (Sunday 11:00 – 16:00)

Floral Fantasy – A Flower Festival

St Martha’s Church, 77 Cooden Sea Road, Bexhillon-Sea TN39 4SL Little Common Village Flower Club celebrating their 30th Anniversary present: Floral Fantasy. £2 (under 12’s free). Tel: 07990 970177 Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August

Festival of Transport

Broad Farm, Hellingly BN27 4DS Over 1,500 exhibits, arena displays, food tent plus much more. Adults £10, children £2, senior citizens £7. Contact: www.ehvc.biz 01323 479200 Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August, 10:00 – 17:00

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst TN5 7HE Designer makers show their excellent work in a marquee in front of the Tudor Manor House. Special price of £9.50 includes entry to the gardens and show. Children (6 -16 years) £5. www.thesussexguild.co.uk Wednesday 28 August

Archaeology Day Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS Contact www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224 Saturday 31 August, 10:00 – 12:00

Let’s Play: Flag Making Workshop

The Depot, Pinwell Road, Lewes BN7 2JS The Amazing Art Cart offering creative workshops for all ages. This workshop will explore pattern, colour and shapes

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String Fever

An Evening with Paul Gascoigne Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF Tickets £25 - £150. Contact: 01323 802020 www.royalhippodrome.com Saturday 31 August, 12:00 – 16:00

Live Jazz on the Terrace Summer Barbeques The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing al fresco barbeque lunch, served with foot-tapping live Jazz on the Terrace (weather permitting). Adults £27, Children £16.50. Contact Reservations: 01323 412345 www.grandeastbourne.com/events reservations@grandeastbourne.com

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Gangster Granny

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Floral Demonstration: ‘Snap Shots’ Memorial Hall, Bexhill Road, Ninfield, TN33 9EE

Thursday 05 September, 19:30 Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF Tickets: £20 Contact: 01323 802020 www.royalhippodrome.com Saturday 07 September, 10:00 – 15:00

Hurstwood Market

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Live Jazz on the Terrace Summer Barbeques The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing al fresco barbeque lunch, served with foot-tapping live Jazz on the Terrace (weather permitting). Adults £27, Children £16.50. Contact Reservations: 01323 412345 www.grandeastbourne.com/events reservations@grandeastbourne.com

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MONEY MATTERS

VAT reverse charges

Robin Stevenson tells us about some upcoming VAT changes for businesses starting on 1st October 2019

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ignificant changes in there are loopholes that certain tax are usually the result trades are taking advantage of one of two things, a of, and to combat this VAT change in Government fraud specific rules are being thinking, or because the current introduced. rules aren’t working; and it’s the The new rules concern latter which has brought about a individuals and businesses who big VAT change for those in the are registered for VAT and supply construction industry. or receive services under the Let’s consider a simple Construction Industry Scheme example so we understand (CIS) and its effect is to turn the HMRC’s concerns and then look charging of VAT on its head. at the changes coming in from 1st So, if instead of buying a October 2019. radio, I am a property developer Generally speaking, no matter using a sub-contractor to do the trade, if a business’s turnover some bricklaying, then until 1 is over £85,000 a year then they October 2019 the VAT is exactly have to charge their customers the same as the radio example 20% VAT and pay this over to above. From 1st October 2019, HMRC. however, the rules change and The new rules concern individuals and businesses the sub-contractor will not charge So, if I buy a radio costing £100, the shop will add £20 who are registered for VAT and supply or receive me the 20% VAT, instead I will VAT, meaning I pay £120. The myself the 20% VAT services under the Construction Industry Scheme charge shop then puts that £20 aside (aka Reverse Charge) on the and, once every three months, bricklayer’s invoice and both pay they file a VAT return telling HMRC how much VAT they have it over to HMRC and at the same time claim it back in my next collected on their sales in that three-month period and pay this VAT return. This means I am in the same position as I was before over to HMRC. the changes; under the new system I’m not paying out the VAT Moving on a step, if I have bought that radio for use in and I’m not receiving a refund either. Swindells’ tax department, perhaps to listen to the budget speech, So we can see what the problem is, and we can see how then that expense is a business expense and I can claim back from HMRC are tackling the problem by using the tried and tested HMRC the £20 VAT in my next VAT return. “Reverse Charge” rules. The downside, of course, is the honest The above system has been in place since the introduction of business man. He needs to change the way he deals with his VAT in 1973, so why do we need to change it? HMRC believe VAT return and is being used to tackle people defrauding the VAT system. Let’s not forget that this is hard on the heels of new Making Tax Digital rules that he has also had to deal with. Anybody who is or uses a contractor under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) will need to be ready for the start of the Domestic Reverse charge which comes in on 1st October 2019. As ever, if you have any questions about the new VAT rules, or indeed feel unsure about any aspect of tax then please do give me a call. Money Matters is written by Robin Stevenson CTA ATT TEP, Head of Taxation & Private Clients, Swindells LLP Chartered Accountants & Chartered Tax Advisers Tel: 01825 763366 As individual circumstances vary considerably from person to person, the views expressed in this article are meant only as a general guide, and any specific advice required should be sought from your own professional adviser or by contacting the writer at his place of work. No responsibility for loss resulting to any person acting as a result of any material in the above article can be accepted by the writer or Swindells LLP.

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