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couple of issues. In this edition we’ve put together a feature on festivals. We’ve kept it to five pages, although if we were to list every one taking place this year there would be no room for anything else in the magazine! It’s the small local events that are difficult for us to find though. So if you know of anything happening near where you live – a country fair, a village market, a local play type of thing – send in the details to editorial@ discovermagazines.co.uk. That’ll make the magazine interesting and useful for the recipients and – let’s be honest – make my life just a little bit easier! Thank you.
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“A gentleman’s come in with a lost and found card for the window.” Carly was new to the job at the village newsagent, and felt as though she was constantly interrupting poor Frances with questions. “What should I say to him?” “Is he wearing a flat cap covered in badges?” Frances looked up from a pile of invoices. “Yes,” Carly said. “It keeps slipping over his eyes.” “That’s Mr Pemrose.” Frances took off her glasses and pushed back her chair. “I’ll be right there.” The gentleman in question was stood at the counter holding a crisp white postcard. He smiled at the sight of Frances. “I’m intrigued to hear what you’ve found this week, Mr Pemrose,” she said warmly. “I’m glad you asked,” he winked. “I found a cloud of starlings over Kirk’s Farm that looked, for a moment, like the ribbon on a birthday present.” “How wonderful,” Frances said taking the card from him. “Carly would you mind putting this in the window so that passers-by can see it?” Greatly puzzled, Carly took the neatly written card, and squeezed herself between the crisp boxes and the window to reach the lost and found display. “I’m afraid there are no spaces left. Are there any old cards that could be taken down?” “I’m sure there’s a few,” Frances said. “What do you think Mr Pemrose, shall we make some space?” “Oh yes.” The man chuckled as the hat again slipped over his eyes. “Maybe the one about the full moon that rolled up Copper Hill can go?” “Perhaps,” Frances said, “but has that snowy field you found that looked like candyfloss now been returned to its rightful owner?” “I’m sure someone must have claimed it by now,” Mr Pemrose said, turning cheerfully to Carly. “Can you 30
find it, dear?” Carly pulled each card out of its slot and read the descriptions. There were lost cats and bus passes, found cats and bus passes, and every now and then she recognised Mr Pemrose’s neat handwriting. These found things were strange. He’d found a cherry tree in full bloom in February, a double rainbow over the moor and the song of a thrush at midnight. Who could possibly have lost these things she wondered. Finally, she found a fading card about a field of candyfloss. “Would you like the old card back?” she asked, slipping the new card into the vacant slot. “You keep it,” he said, adjusting his hat while opening the door. With a ring of its bell he left. Carly dusted down her jeans. “Well I don’t know what he’s found,” she said, “but I strongly suspect he’s lost his marbles.” “Mr Pemrose is perfectly sane,” Frances laughed. “But why does he do it?” Carly asked. “No one has lost a flock of starlings, because they don’t belong to anyone, so how can he say that he’s found one?” “Because a year ago Mr Pemrose saw a card posted in our window which said ‘LOST – MY SENSE OF WONDER’,” Frances said. “Ever since then he’s been trying to reunite them with it.” “Weren’t you concerned for the person who posted it?” Carly worried. “Oh, no,” Frances laughed, “the card didn’t originally say that; condensation had made the ink run.” “So what did it really say?” Carly asked. “I can’t remember,” Frances frowned. “A lost umbrella maybe; nothing to lose any sleep over.” “Does Mr Pemrose know?” Carly asked. “If he does it hasn’t stopped him,” Frances smiled. “Besides, everyone likes to read his cards. We all mislay our sense of wonder occasionally.”
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The UK Festival Scene
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By Tania Houston The music scene is a vibrant and important part of UK culture, and the summer festival season is the exciting showcase for the best of our new and established artists. If you’ve never been to a festival however, you might think that what you’ve seen of Glastonbury epitomises the reason you don’t go: lots of mud and a huge drunk crowd of mostly twenty-somethings. Let me enlighten you! I am – shall we say - a ‘more mature’ music fan and I promise you that there is something on offer for almost every age, music taste and budget. There are festivals for party animals and for families; for teens and baby boomers; for day trippers and weekenders; in other words, for anyone that likes the idea of having fun with a bit of music involved. These pages give you some help with where to start and a more information about some of the ones I know a bit about.
How do I choose?
The Who at the Isle of Wight Festival, © Dylan Roberts
There are several things to consider when planning your summer festival diary. Most of the events could be said to be suitable for anyone. Very few don’t accept children. But try to find out who the organisers are really targeting and match yourself with those. 1 You have a tight budget. Aim for the one-day only gigs, and make the most of anything free or very low cost and local. Look at: Beggars Fair, Alresford Festival 2 You have young children. Does the website say children are ‘accepted’ or ‘welcomed’ – there’s a world of difference. Look at: Camp Bestival, Victorious
3 You have tweenagers/ teenagers. They need keeping an eye on, but they want to spend the time with their friends, not you. Day events are ideal for this as it gives them a bit of freedom, but stops it getting out of hand. Look at: Common People, Victorious. 4 You are over 40, child-free and want Radio 2/Breeze FM type music. The retro festivals are best for you. Look at: Wickham Festival, Let’s Rock and some of the artists at the Isle of Wight Festival.
5 You are an adult with no ties and really into music and/ or fun and dancing. Aim for something meant for grownups and chart watchers. Look at: Common People, Reading Festival. 6 You are an adult with no ties and want a full entertainment program e.g. talks and activity. Plenty on offer and we’d recommend Blissfields (local), Cornbury and Secret Garden Party.
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A weekend Away On your doorstep is great, but it doesn’t feel like a holiday if you can nip back home at a moment’s notice. What’s needed is bit of distance (but not too much) and definitely a complete change of scene. From June to August, these ones will cram as much into three days as a fortnight in Magaluf. Secret Garden Party 20-23 July, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Credit: Louise Roberts Wildfire Adventure Camp 16-17-18 June somewhere in Kent Wildfire is the place to go to bring out your inner Bear Grylls. Billed as Half Adventure Camp, Half Music Festival, this is two days/ three nights of activities and music. There is some extreme stuff in there – Zorbing, obstacle course, sword skills – but also wood whittling, macramé, and fire lighting amongst the 80 activities on offer. It’s adults only, so you really won’t be running around unless you want to and – bliss mobile phones are discouraged. Winner of Best New Festival and Best Small Festival, it’ll be a memory making weekend. www.campwildfire.co.uk
Whilst this is very much a music festival, it is equally a huge weekend outdoor party. Some really exciting musicians, side shows, talks, fancy dress, fireworks and more, you will have just the best time ever. It has been announced this will be the last time it runs having been around for 13 years so I guess all good things…, but ‘SGP’ fans are determined to make a truly memorable sendoff. This is a great example of a ‘don’t think you are too old’ type of event. Yes, there will be more under 40s than over, but the relaxed environment means that anyone, young/old, slim/fat, straight/gay, normal or a bit quirky is equally welcome. For a break from the big, bad world, it’s just 3 hours’ journey to pure Credit: Max Miechowski hedonism. www.secretgardenparty.com
Wilderness Festival 3-6 August, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire Into August and school holidays, so a festival that truly offers something for everyone. Not every family is universally into the same music, or indeed into music at all. Wilderness offers a grand buffet of activities, where even the hardest to please will admit they had fun. Music – Grace Jones and Two Door Cinema Club for starters. Talks, poetry, debate, theatre, games, workshops, outdoor activity, wellbeing and dining experiences. Topped off with plenty of entertainment for children (because if they aren’t enjoying it, neither are you). www.wildernessfestival.com
on the doorstep So maybe you like the idea, but just don’t want to commit yourself to spending a lot of time at one or blowing the budget just trying the idea out. Victorious 25-27 Aug, Southsea
Let’s Rock 8-9 July, Southampton
Alresford Festival 8 July, Alresford
A retro festival, so if you are of the right age, you will have grown up with these acts. There’s just one stage at the front, but the day is as much about the socialising as it is about the music. Because everyone knows the lyrics, people singing and dancing at their ‘base’ is the norm, and that base is picnic blankets, chairs, picnics and plenty to drink. Headliners include Tony Hadley (ex Spandau Ballet).
Family friendly, several stages and – because it’s for charity – bargain tickets. You won’t know most of the bands, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of talent. Several stages, bouncy castles and camping on the Saturday night if you want it, or the option of a bus to and from Winchester station.
Victorious is unique in its truly universal appeal. It has a dedicated entertainment area for children, Rita Ora and Olly Murs for the teens and Madness and Stereophonics for the ‘non-teens’. Being a flat site it’s good for parents with buggies and elderly or disabled. And with bargain price day tickets (adults £30, age 5-15 £8) and a good train service to Southsea, well what’s not to like? victoriousfestival.co.uk
Two big ones There are two big all weekenders in this area which need a budget and some stamina to attend. Blissfields 6-8 July, Winchester
Boomtown 10-13 August, Winchester
Several of the Discover team went to this one last year and loved it. Blissfields has become a little gem on the festival circuit and whilst it’s never going to be a Reading, Glastonbury or Isle of Wight sized event, it has pulled loads of established names in the past such as Bastille and Mumford and Sons. An illicit journey to the Hidden Hedge at night – a party in its own right - is a must to sample the bohemian delights of fire dancers, acrobats and trapeze artists. A wonderful festival experience on a smaller scale. blissfields,co.uk
Talking of stamina, Boomtown is built around Winchester’s Matterley Bowl so bear in mind there’s a very steep hill to negotiate several times a day. This one certainly has plenty of music, but that’s not really what it’s about. Rather it’s ‘theatre’ with amazing temporary cities across the site including The Wild West, Trenchtown and China Town. The days are fairly quiet but at night Boomtown comes alive. boomtown.co.uk.
bigger festivals If what interests you is the big name chart artists - either have been, are or will be - then these are the ones to go to all within around an hour’s drive. Many will have camping, including motorhomes, and late night entertainment too. Typically these events are better for adults, but Camp Bestival is a definite exception, being very family focused.
JULY Mutiny Festival Portsmouth
50 Cent, Chase & Status already announced but more to come. mutinyfestivals.co.uk
Common People Southampton
See previous page. blissfields.co.uk
Cornbury Festival Nr Oxford
Bryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs, Jools Holland, so something for every age. Very child friendly. cornburyfestival.com
Tom Odell, Sean Paul & Becky Hill just 3 of the names in this chart-topping day festival. southampton.commonpeople.net
See previous page. letsrocksouthampton.com
Upton House Festival, Poole
Three very different nights: Classical, 80s and Superstar (with Michael Bolton). uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk
Isle of Wight Festival Newport
Rod Stewart, Clean Bandit, The Pretenders. Kidzone although it’s term time. isleofwightfestival.com
Wild Life Festival Brighton
Jess Glynne, Rag’n’Bone Man, Zara Larsson, really for over 16s. No camping but coach available. wildlifefestival.com
Let’s Rock Southampton
Curious Arts Festival Lymington
Tom Odell and Izzy Bizu headline. Also talks, poetry and comedy. Unusually, accepts dogs. curiousartsfestival.com
Camp Bestival Lulworth
Jools Holland and Alison Moyet headline. At an outdoor rural museum, they are the polite festival without mud, and you may see daleks!
Reading & Leeds Festival, Reading
Muse, Eminen, Kasabian it’s all about seeing the biggest names, very little in the way of other activities. readingfestival.com
See previous page. victoriousfestival.co.uk
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End of the Road Blandford
Loads of family entertainment but doesn’t skimp on the music inc Madness, Louisa Johnson, Mark Ronson. campbestival.net
Friendly but serious about music. Good food and drink, art installations. endoftheroadfestival.com
Wickham Festival Wickham
KT Tunstall and 10CC headline. Tends to attract older audience, camper chairs welcome! wickhamfestival.co.uk
Pet Shop Boys, Circa Waves, Prince Tribute. Make the most of the last big one of the year; other activities offered. bestival.net
smaller festivals These ones are music festivals, but very affordable, family friendly and will generally offer other activities too.
Alresford Music Festival, Alresford
See previous page. alresfordmusicfestival.com
Vicky Park Festival Netley
Day of music and entertainment. hants.gov.uk/rvcp-vpf
Christchurch Festival, Christchurch
Music headlined by Blackwater County. Dance groups and other entertainment. christchurchfestival.co.uk
New Forest Folk Festival Brockenhurst
Folk music festival, with music workshops and singarounds. Families welcome. newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Beggars Fair Romsey
Held in various venues throughout the town, both indoor and out. beggarsfair.org.uk
Lowde Fest Nr Hook
Charity music festival with fun fair. lowdefest.com
One Live Guildford
One day event headlined by Darkness & Melanie C. Charity so inexpensive tickets. onelivefestival.co.uk
The Pig Brockenhurst
Hosted by the Pig Hotel, good music and excellent food! smokedanduncut.com
Jurassic Fields Bridport
Over 40 acts, many of them local. Very family friendly. jurassicfields.com
Wonky Donk Festival Nr Poole
Roots Revival with local band Trav Cats headlining. Search wonkydonk on FaceBook
Mela Festival Southampton
Music & dance from South Asia and around the world. Free. southamptonmela.com
Milford Arts & Music Milford on Sea
Various music and arts attractions. Free. milfordfestival.org.uk
JerkJam Festival Fareham
Day of music, childrenâ€™s attractions and food. jerkjam.co.uk
Lime Wood Lyndhurst
Hosted by the Pig Hotel, good music and and excellent food! smokedanduncut.com
Alesha Dixon headlines. Comedy, 80s dance music. Cheap! www.festiv-all.co.uk
Fake Festival Southampton
Tribute event with covers of Blondie, Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys. fakefestivals.co.uk
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Music, cooking demos and childrenâ€™s entertainment. grazefestival.com
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Aerials Aerial Fix 49 Pure Digital Aerial & Satellites 40 appliance repairs JP Appliances 13 ARCHITECT Services Andrew Johns Design 29 Jem Musselwhite 8 audio & Visual TASS Service 26 Blinds & CURTAINS Making Interiors 19 Solent Blinds & Curtains 48 The Curtain Design House 13 Waterside Blinds 7 BUSINESS SERVICES Adams & Co 26 canopies & carports Aliport Structures 18 caravans Viscount Caravans 15 children’s activities Wessex Swim School 23 CHIMNEY REPAIR The Chimney Man 50 cleaning services Time For You 3 Computer Services Home Computer Help 26 Widenet Computer Services Ltd 25 Conservatories GS Windows 9 Oakmount Installations 8 delivery & Collections Discover Delivers 17 Dental Services B & C Denture Studio 29 Double Glazing Inst/Repairs Cloudy2Clear Windows 41 GS WIndows 9 Oakmount Installations 8 Windowmenda 10 Electrician A McKerrell Electrical Services 50
Autumn Electrical 18 Fencing Colourfence 44 financial services Newbury Building Society 28 funeral services J Lawrence & Sons (Undertakers) Ltd 31 Garage Doors/repairs Fix My Garage Door 18 Pride Garage Doors & Shutters 14 Skandoor 17 Garden Design & Services Arbor Call 47 Birchwood Landscapes Ltd 46 Colourfence 44 Econic Landscapes 44 GreenKeeper 47 Newstone Construction 49 Romsey & CF Tree & Landscape Svcs 48 SameDay Tree & Garden Services 44 The Helyers Group 4 Gas Services See Plumbing health services Spire Southampton Hospital 32 hot tubs Happy Hot Tubs 56 INTERIORS Making Interiors 19 The Curtain Design House 13 Kitchens Dream Doors 43 Kitchen Living 40 Space Kitchens & Bathrooms 38 The Hampshire Kitchen Company 45 legal services Eric Robinson Solicitors 25 Taylor Fordyce Solicitors 29 Trethowans Solicitors 27 Locksmith Lockright 17 Windowmenda 10 MOBILITY Hampshire Mobility Services 39 oven Cleaning Oven Clean `8
Painter/Decorator Brush Up 13 M.Fyall Design & Co. 11 One Painter and Decorator 10 Plumbing Services (including bathroom installation and gas and boiler services) DN Plumbing 49 Gair Gas 19 Heatworks Heating & Plumbing Ltd 31 JPS Plumbing & Heating 29 M.Brierley Plumbing 40 Space Kitchens & Bathrooms 38 TP Watts Plumbing Services Ltd 39 printer Warwick Printing Company 26 Property Maintenance County Block Paving Ltd 10 Loft Services 19 Newstone Construction 49 Prestige Property Services 48 Resin Drives 5 Roofline 39 The Chimney Man 50 Wildstone Property Maintenance 31 removals Discover Delivers 17 rubbish clearance First Choice Rubbish Clearance Spec. 40 SCHOOL Horris Hill School 21 Little 1 Pre School 22 skip Hire Waltet Skip Hire 15 SOLICITOR Eric Robinson Solicitors 25 Taylor Fordyce Solicitors 29 Trethowans Solicitors 27 Tree surgeon See Garden Design & Svcs waste First Choice Rubbish Clearance Spec. 40 window REPAIR Cloudy2Clear Windows 41 Windowmenda 10 wine school Hampshire Wine School 42
Credits for pictures at the bottom of the festival feature
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Delivering Luxury Hot Tubs for over 35 Years
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Showrooms across the South Southampton Happy Hot Tubs
Bournemouth Happy Hot Tubs
Cadnam Garden Centre
John Browns Garden Centre
Southampton Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 2NB
Three Legged Cross, Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH21 6RD
t: 02380 81 16 11
t: 01202 82 92 92
Fareham Happy Hot Tubs
Worthing Happy Hot Tubs
Unit G2, Fort Wallington Ind. Estate, Military Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8TT
Worthing Ferring Garden Centre
t: 02380 81 27 69
Littlehampton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6PG t: 01903 25 98 90
An A5, local community magazine delivered to the residents of Winchester including, Kings Worthy,Pitt, Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery. Pro...
Published on Apr 18, 2017
An A5, local community magazine delivered to the residents of Winchester including, Kings Worthy,Pitt, Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery. Pro...