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character and flexibility. If in doubt, the only way to calculate exactly how much storage you need is to take a tape measure and calculate square footage for long and short hanging, folded clothes, shoes, blankets, linens and other items. Plan the interior of a wardrobe with the utmost precision, and look for gadgets such as tie racks, belt racks and pull-out trays. If you’re really short of space, clever storage ideas include under-bed drawers, stacking boxes, canvas “tidies” hung on the back of the door, plastic shoe racks stacked inside the wardrobe, and a bamboo ladder leant against the wall for scarves, spare bed linen or clothes. Subtle, flattering lighting is best for a bedroom, and if yours is not quite how you would like it you can make some quick, easy and inexpensive changes such as adding a table lamp or two in the corners, and fitting a dimmer switch to a central pendant. A strong, bright light, on the other hand, is essential above a dressing table mirror (don’t position it to one side – it will cause awkward shadows).

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Discover What’s On WEDDING FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA 11 Jan, 11am to 4pm St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton SO14 5FP Held in the Mike Channon Suite and the Terry Paine Suite, this is an excellent and ideal venue for the 70+ stands that make up this Southampton Wedding Fair. Fashion Shows at 12 and 2pm. Free Entry Free, Goody Bag & Wedding Planner for every Bride to Be! 0800 1777080 Open University advice session 17 Jan, 10am – 3pm Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LW. Looking for new educational opportunities? Drop in. The Open University advisors will be on hand during this session to discuss courses, advise on any financial help available and answer any questions you might have. Conservation volunteering Royal Victoria Country Park 15 Jan Join our friendly group to carry out conservation activities within the Royal Victoria Country Park. Our friendly group of volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month to carry out

conservation activities within the park such as coppicing, beach cleans or fencing. Volunteers learn new skills, are physically active, meet new people and improve the environment. For more information, dates of activities telephone 023 8060 5102 Debt and Loan Shark Awareness Days 15 Jan, 10am-2pm (Central Library) Drop in 20th Jan, 2pm-4pm (Shirley Library) Drop in During January, the Illegal Money Lending Team, Southampton City Council and partner agencies will be raising awareness of debt and loan sharks. Money and well-being advice will be available at these events. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a loan shark please contact the team in confidence on 0300 555 2222. Their lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Book Club for Women 20 Jan, 7-9pm IKEA Restaurant, IKEA, West Quay Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GY A free book club for women hosted by Sotonettes WI. If you have any questions then you can drop a message to Kate via the Sotonettes Facebook group (www.facebook.com/Sotonettes) or email sotonettes@gmail.com. Our book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7pm 9pm. Look out for the bunting in the IKEA restaurant. Free to all! Papercutting Workshops with Daff 20 Jan, 7.30-9.30pm Hanger Farm Arts Centre West Totton Hampshire SO40 8FT Caroline is a practising artist and workshop facilitator based

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3 Phil Cheesman will also tell a musical version of the children’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. This wonderful piece was recently part of a BBC Proms family concert where it went down a storm! Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children. A family ticket (1 adults and 2 children) costs just £22. Tickets: 07729 674876 The Royal Southampton Horticultural Society 30 Jan, 7.30pm Wesley Centre, White’s Road, Bitterne, Southampton SO19 7NP Slide and digital displays from speakers, raffle, refreshments, plants, shows twice per year, and meetings on the last Friday of each month £2 for visitors. Interesting gardening subjects meet last Friday of the month at 7.30pm 01489 784823 John Surman Special Quartet 7 Feb, 8pm Turner Sims, Salisbury Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ In an exclusive performance for Turner Sims, John Surman is joined by an outstanding rhythm section featuring some of the UK’s finest young jazz performers. 7pm pre-concert talk. £18, Concessions £17, Friends £16.20, students £9. Box Office 023 8059 5151 SOUTHAMPTON PARK HOTEL WEDDING FAYRE 15 Feb, 11am to 4pm Southampton Park Hotel, Cumberland Place SO15 2WY The hotel has been revamped and the rooms are beautiful for your wedding. There will be lots of different exhibitors to see and there is a multi-storey car park right behind the hotel. Free entry. 02380 560073

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Nuffield Theatre 17 Feb - 21 Feb A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR. Following a smash-hit west end season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...expect to be surprised! Runtime - 55 mins, no interval. Suitable for Ages 3+ Tickets: 023 8067 1771 RAMBLERS – PICKET PLAIN, NEW FOREST 18 Feb, 9:45am Start at Picket Plain Car Park BH24 3HN 9 mile walk of open heath and mixed forest, Rockford Common and Pinnick Wood. Picnic or pub lunch at Red Shoot Inn. 02380 731279 Grid Ref: SU192057 Teen Star UK – Live Auditions 28 Feb, 1pm (Doors Open) Engine Rooms, Southampton, SO15 1GZ www. teenstar competition.co.uk

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Time to Pick Up a Paintbrush By Kate McLelland As children we are all happy to draw and paint but as we grow older we often lose confidence in our abilities. School is not the easiest environment in which to develop creative talent, so it’s not surprising that many of us abandon Art as a subject in our mid-teens. It’s encouraging to learn, however, that art gallery visitor numbers have massively increased in recent years and this seems to have inspired more people to revisit their artistic skills as adults. Once you have decided to have a go at painting, the first step is to choose the type of paint and brushes you will use. Do you want to create delicate watercolours or big, bold canvases? Do you admire artists who paint with photographic attention to detail or do you prefer abstract art, where the paint can be randomly poured, splashed or dripped onto canvas to create bold shapes and patterns? We’ve all used watercolour paints when young, so many people find it natural to return to that medium

as adults. Watercolours may be versatile and easy to apply, but don’t expect instant results: you’ll need to spend time learning and practising the necessary techniques, otherwise your paintings may bear an unfortunate resemblance to the artwork you created back in Class 9C! Acrylic paints are similar to oil paints but easier to use: your work will dry faster and you won’t need to use solvents to clean your brushes. Acrylics can be mixed with water, so you can either paint with intense colour or dilute the pigment to produce transparent washes. This medium also dries to a robust finish: acrylic paintings can be safely rolled up without the risk of cracking. Oil paints allow you to create wonderfully expressive images, but using oils can be a challenge for a beginner as you will need to dilute the paint with thinners (white spirit or turpentine) as well as adding a medium, such as linseed or poppy oil, to bind the pigments in the paint and help with the drying process. An oil painting should be built up layer-by-layer, but you must allow time for the layers to dry: it can sometimes take up to five days for this process and during that period you will be unable to work on the

canvas. Fortunately you can now buy specially made fast-drying oils that will be touch dry in 24 hours or less. Make sure you have a variety of brushes available: round brushes are excellent for control and accuracy while flat brushes are great for edging and filling in areas. There are some useful online tutorials to help you develop your skills using water paints, acrylics and oils: www.wikihow.com has great step-by-step illustrated guides to get you started. Alternatively you could get face-to-face tuition at an adult education institute (your local library will carry a list of courses). Alternatively you can search for painting holidays at www.artcourses.co.uk. When you first start to paint the important thing is not to set unrealistic goals for yourself. It may be years before you feel confident enough to hang your work in a room, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the process. If you make fun and relaxation your primary reason for picking up a paintbrush, you can’t go wrong.


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Snowdrops traditionally herald the end of winter and provide welcome assurance that the brighter days of spring are on their way. For that first glimpse of spring in Hampshire from late January to early March, beautiful displays of snowdrops start to appear at Mottisfont, Hinton Ampner and The Vyne. These places, looked after by the National Trust for future generations, are always popular with visitors who come to see the delicate white flowers transform woodland floors. Here are the special National Trust places in Hampshire to enjoy snowdrops:

Snowdrop walks at Mottisfont Drifts of snowdrops appear along the banks of the Font stream of this ancient former priory, where the warmer water creates its own microclimate. Elsewhere, the open acres of the river garden are magically transformed by drifts of purest white. In February, you can enjoy a guided walk through the grounds of Mottisfont and witness the beauty of its wild snowdrops.

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Snowdrop clusters at Hinton Ampner You’ll find hundreds of delicate snowdrops dotted across the lawn beside the house at Hinton Ampner, which is full of scent and colour even in the depths of winter. Hinton’s previous owner, Ralph Dutton, designed the East Lawn of this garden around the tiny parish church in the grounds. He knew that even in the colder months, the church’s congregation would gather on the grass after the Sunday service, so he planted the lawn with fragrant winter flowers such as daphnes, which have a zingy lime scent and tiny pink flowers. The church border is hedged with sweet box

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If you’re gym-phobic, sign up here By Kate McLelland

Tempted by the discounted membership fee advertised in my local paper, I thought of signing up for my local gym. However one look through those expensive, plate glass windows at the rows of fit, lycra-clad young people lifting, pushing and jogging made me think again. With my spreading waistline on display over the top of my 1990s jogging pants, I would feel more out of place than a penguin in the tropics. The image of modern gyms as temples to the young and superfit is hard to shake off: in fact surveys suggest that less than 20% of us are prepared to use a gym to stay in shape. So where can you go if, like me, you no longer match the description “young and super-fit” and have an intermittent back problem that gets worse with vigorous exercise? If you want a really gentle form of exercise that aids mobility and balance, you might try Tai Chi. This discipline combines relaxation and deep breathing with slow, gentle continuous movements: improving muscle strength in the legs, helping your balance and reducing stress. Many people are dissuaded from taking up Yoga by those

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There are so many ways in which you can plot and scheme about all that your garden could have to offer in 2015, but there’s one thing I would ask you to consider: take the plunge, ring the changes and ‘Go Organic’. Many gardeners have decided that they really want to concentrate on natural methods of pest control and the use of natural fertilising materials rather than chemical feeds. And they do it because it works and makes life so much better for the other less powerful creatures and plants we share our space with. Since we moved to our Hampshire garden nearly twenty years ago, I have kept it completely organic and believe me, it really is not difficult. Weed control can certainly be harder as there is no resorting to herbicides such as glyphosate, but if your garden doesn’t have too many persistent weeds, even that

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International singing stars coming to Southampton for charity Karen England and Rebecca Knight are better known as The OperaBabes. On Sunday 22nd February 3:00pm at Turner Sims, the critically acclaimed, No. 1 classical act perform a charity concert in aid of Barrett’s Wessex. The OperaBabes rise to fame began in 2001 when, after being spotted busking in Covent Garden, they were asked to sing at the FA Cup Final and subsequently offered 5 major record deals. They signed to Sony and have since then performed all over the world and for the Queen on three occasions. Barrett’s Wessex, the charity whose principal aim is to reduce the number of deaths to oesophageal cancer through raising awareness of its predominant

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