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Our first GUTS Motor Tour will be taking place this year on the 7th September 2014 and will run from Passfield, nr Liphook, Hants to the Brooklands Motor Circuit. Although principly for ‘classic’ motor cars, more recent models will be considered for inclusion. The cost, including breakfast, is £60 for two people and the car. At the time of writing, we have a few places left, so if any reader is interested in joining us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01483 421601. It’s a great, fun event for a very worthwhile charity. For more information, please visit www.gutsfbc.co.uk/events.
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Jottings Many thanks to everyone who has taken the trouble to email us with your kind comments; we love hearing from you. There seems to be as much going on as ever so hope you manage to get to some of the events and that you are all having a very enjoyable summer. As last month, the Jottings are in date order - we hope this makes for easier reading. Guildford Summer Festival started on 20th June and continues through to Saturday 2nd August. It coincides with The Guildford Fringe Festival and I have highlighted some of those events in this month’s Jottings. There is literally something to do every day throughout July. There’s theatre, shows and concerts in venues such as The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, The Electric Theatre and G Live, a Fitness Festival at Surrey Sports Park and even a charity raft race on the River Wey. You can look at the brochure online at www.guildford.gov.uk/ guildfordsummerfestival. Guildford Rambling Club is meeting at 10.30am on Tuesday 1st July at Bramley (Old) Station for a five mile walk. See www. guildfordramblingclub.org.uk. Also, the club will be contributing walks to Walkfest on the 12th, 17th, 18th and the 27th of the month
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‘Freedom to Roam’ is a new exhibition by oil and acrylic painter, Stephen Hornsby-Smith. It takes place at The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford GU4 8JU from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st July. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm; entry is free. Browse and buy from this fabulous selection of wildlife oil paintings, posters and cards. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more information visit the website www.davidshepherd. org. Pilgrim Morris Men of Guildford will be dancing, playing and singing around the area throughout the summer, typically at a pub on a Wednesday evening from about 8pm. Have you thought about having a crack at it yourself? It’s good aerobic exercise as well as being fun. Although their practice and teaching season does not start until the autumn, you can go along and be a part of it during the dancing season. If you have an acoustic instrument, then take that with you as they often have a music session in the pub after the dancing. If you have danced the morris before then so much the better! During July they will be found at The Mill Tavern, Shottermill on Wednesday 2nd; The Saddler’s Arms, Send Marsh, followed by The Ship, Ripley, on Wednesday 9th;
The Keystone, Guildford, followed by The Ship at St Catherine’s, on Wednesday 23rd; and the Compasses Inn at Gomshall followed by the King’s Head, Holmbury St Mary, on Wednesday 30th. A full programme and an email contact can be found on their website: www. PilgrimMorrisMen.org.uk or phone Phil on 01483 420763. The next Guildford Jazz gig is on Wednesday 2nd July at The Guildhall in Guildford. Iain Ballamy is recognised internationally as an outstanding and original musician and is one of the UK’s most widely acclaimed saxophonists and jazz composers. For this rare gig in his home town of Guildford, Iain is joined by some of the most talented musicians of their generation in the country, with Mercuryaward nominated Kit Downes on piano Conor Chaplin on bass, winner of the Trinity Laban Jazz Achievement Award, and Tim Giles on drums, winner of both BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Doors 7.45pm, music from 8.30pm. Tickets £15/£13 in advance from www. guildfordjazz.org.uk or Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444334. If you miss this one then how about Tuesday 8th July, when Vasilis Xenopoulos and Nigel Price will be playing at The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford. Vasilis is
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As Guildford Shakespeare Company gear up for their second show of summer 2014, here’s a peek behind the scenes of what goes into the workings of Surrey’s award-winning theatre company. Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC), which specialises in site-responsive theatre, was established in 2006 by two local actors, Matt Pinches and Sarah Gobran. Their objective was to re-ignite people’s passion for Shakespeare and theatre-going by producing immersive, accessible and innovative home grown theatre in interesting and unusual non-theatre spaces. Sarah graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 1998 and met Matt whilst they were acting in a show together, just down the road in Sutton. Matt meanwhile had trained in West Yorkshire at the prestigious Bretton Hall, specialising in devised and physical theatre. Over the years they have appeared in a whole range of the theatre from Alan Ayckbourn to Roald Dahl, from pantomime to village hall touring… but their lasting passion had always been Shakespeare. So, at Christmas 2005, they came up with the idea to stage an open-air production in Guildford’s Castle Gardens. “I had taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival some years before”, explains Sarah, “so I had some idea of how to put something together, but I had no idea that this one event would snowball into what is now Guildford Shakespeare Company!” Working with the tiniest of budgets – “we started with just £1,000 from an advert that I had just shot” – and calling on all 8
the contacts and favours they had built up in the industry, Matt and Sarah unveiled the first GSC production, Much Ado About Nothing in July 2006. It played for just 10 performances to sold out audiences every night, in glorious sunshine. “We were really blessed with the weather, the team and all the support we garnered for this first event”, recalls Matt. “We even received support from Sir Derek Jacobi, Lord and Lady Rix and Sir Kenneth Branagh” (who earlier this year attended their acclaimed Othello in Holy Trinity Church). This year is their most ambitious, with four productions. Following Othello in February and Twelfth Night in June, their next production is Henry V at Guildford Cathedral which will run from the 14th to 26th July and will be followed by their inaugural autumn season with a unique staging of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Work on each main season begins at least 12 months before the audience arrives. Working with non-theatre venues means vantagepointmag.co.uk
campaign. An added complexity is that the posters are usually needed well before the design concept of the show is decided upon.” Rehearsals are six days a week, from 10am to 6pm in Guildford (sometimes longer with evening rehearsals for fight calls or dance routines). “Rehearsals are usually two and a half to three weeks in length and are very intense, even more so in the summer when we start performing the first play at night and rehearsing the second during the day.
that planning stages can be longer - the first time they worked with College of Law on Portsmouth Road, discussions began four years beforehand. Once the venue and dates are confirmed, key members of the creative team such as the director, designer and lighting designer are engaged. Over the next three to four months, whilst they begin to formulate their plans for the productions, the raising of finance through sponsorship and funding applications commences. At the same time, marketing schedules are drawn up for the 12 weeks leading up to the start of the season. Casting usually takes place two to there months before rehearsals. GSC regularly has between 1000-1400 actors submitted by agents for the eight jobs on offer. Sarah, who heads up the casting process, added: “It can be a very complex operation, especially in the summer when you have two directors wanting different things from the same cast. Eventually we see about 60 actors for audition in London, and often do recalls for the people we want to see again… and of course that’s not taking into account the actors you want to re-employ.” Matt looks after the marketing of the shows, which for a non-building based company also presents its challenges. “Each time we launch a season it is a little like starting from scratch again, to remind people that GSC exists. Our venues are diverse and we don’t that easy recognition from the public that ‘I know theatre happens here’. We employ a mix of marketing tools from distributing 70,000 flyers to making movie-style trailers. Our posters are always commented upon and getting that artwork right is crucial to success of the July 2014
“Expectations from both audiences and within the industry itself have become more intense, which is wonderful,” observes Matt. “But when you’re not core-funded and need 75% of revenue to come from earned income (the show budget for Summer 2014 is just under £100,000 and will create 21 jobs), the pressures are large and the margins are small.” Happily, 2014 is shaping up to be the company’s best year yet. With Othello, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Twelfth Night and Henry V under their belts, one might be forgiven for thinking that the year was nearly done. “We’re really excited to be launching our brand new autumn season this October”, adds Sarah. “It has been a long time in coming, but the introduction of our third full season will see us become, in the public’s eye, a year round producing company for the first time. The Canterbury Tales look set to be another first for GSC as we are writing the script ourselves, the launch of our own literary legacy, if you like.” Before all that though, Guildford Shakespeare Company will be calling you “once more unto the breach” as their five-man Henry V is unleashed in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral. This production will include especially designed light projections, placing this iconic building centre stage. So why do they do it? “When people have the opportunity to see the text live, the world of the play is opened up to them, the character’s circumstances and dilemmas are real and they are given an opportunity to engage directly with the story and the action. Suddenly it’s not “all Greek to me” but rather an event which they are part of. One of the most rewarding – and regular – comments we receive is “I never thought Shakespeare could be like that!” FIND OUT MORE For Henry V tickets, Summer Schools and more details about Guildford Shakespeare Company and the work it does visit the website at www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk or call the box office on 01483 304384. Top left: Rehearsals get underway. Bottom left: A cast member from The Merry Wives of Windsor. Top: The summer 2014 company of actors and stage managers, with Twelfth Night director Tom Littler. 9
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Nick Farley talks to motor racing legend John Surtees John Surtees OBE is definitely ‘Surrey boy made good’. Made very good, in fact. He truly is a world figure and a racing legend we can all admire. He was born in Tatsfield and now lives in Lingfield, both in Surrey. His business however has been based in Kent at Edenbridge, where he still has an office, and it was at Brands Hatch that he first made his racing name. If you are not interested in motor sport, or if you are but are of tender years, you may not know too much about him other than the endlesslyquoted fact that he is the only man to have won World Championships on two wheels and on four: for the record he actually won seven World titles on motorbikes between 1956 and 1960 and he was F1 World Champion driving a Ferrari in 1964. All of which is remarkable enough and a truly amazing achievement, and one which is unlikely ever to be repeated, but how about this: the very first car race he ever saw was one in which he was actually taking part; not only that, it was one in which he came second to Jim Clark! Moreover, it could be argued, July 2014
and I would certainly argue it, that had he been a little more prudent and perhaps a little less ‘emotional’ (his word, not mine) he would have won more F1 Championships. Perhaps because of ‘emotion’ he didn’t, as he put it to me “….. always find myself sitting in the best (F1)seat”. Right seat or not he’s had an incredible career in a dangerous sport. He celebrates his 80th birthday this year and that’s provided me with a jolly good reason to talk to him. I actually first met him in 1971 when I was working for The London Evening News which was sponsoring every race meeting of the season – cars and motorbikes – at Brands Hatch, and it was therefore decided that editorially we needed an expert who could talk knowledgably both about bikes and cars. Who fitted that description better than John Surtees? The fact that he also knew Brands Hatch about as well as he knew his own kitchen was a bonus. My role? I was the humble gobetween twixt him and the Evening News. The thing that I remember about him from that time was his single-mindedness, his determination and the breadth of his knowledge. Remember that by 1971 he had already been a top F1 driver for over 10 years and he’d been World Champion in 1964. Not only was he still driving and winning in F1 cars in 1971, he was also designing and building his own Surtees F1 cars and other racing cars, notably the championship-winning F2 cars, at his Edenbridge factory. 13
the crash, he was living in Italy in a Ferrari apartment. He was secure as the Number One driver for Ferrari, he had already won the Syracuse Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix of that year and he was leading the World Championship when, on a matter of principle and because of ‘politics’, he walked out of Ferrari. Just imagine that. In that position he simply left Ferrari! Who else would have done that? Had he swallowed hard, bitten his tongue and stayed he would probably have been the F1 Champion again in 1966. But swallowing hard and biting the tongue are not Surtees traits, so off he went and drove the rest of the 1966 F1 season in a Cooper Maserati, ending up with a couple of podium finishes and a win at the Mexican Grand Prix. That’s the determination bit.
Flying over Ballaugh Bridge in the Isle of Man TT 1957
When I asked him about this he said: “The most important person you’ve got to please is yourself. I got carried away with the emotional challenge. Walking out (on Ferrari) while I was leading the World Championship wasn’t what I planned.” It’s clear when talking to him again after a gap of 43 years that nothing has changed. There’s still the same enthusiasm, the same drive and energy and the same humour and the proverbial spade is still going to be called a spade. Has he mellowed over the years? “I think I’m the same, but experience teaches you……one or two things I did in life were a bit too emotional.”
Left: The new book published this month which will help fund the Foundation Right: John at the inauguration of the Air Ambulance blood transfusion service funded by the Henry Surtees Foundation
Let me give you a feel for what I mean about his ‘emotional’ responses, his occasional imprudence and his ever present determination. In 1964 he was the Ferrari number one driver and he won the World Championship that year in a Ferrari. In 1965 he had numerous F1 podium positions for Ferrari, but he finished the year with a monumental racing accident in Canada which he was lucky to survive. Then, in 1966, still getting over 14
One of the things which I admired about him all those years ago was his obvious enthusiasm for those race tracks which we mere spectators regarded as the ‘real’ race tracks. Those spectacular tracks which were ultimately dropped from the championship calendar because they were deemed to be too dangerous. Tracks such as the old 14 mile Nürburgring – his very first F1 victory was at the Nürburgring - and the old nine mile Spa circuit as well as the 37 mile motorcycle Isle of Man TT circuit. Tracks which had indeed claimed many lives. These were tracks at which Surtees excelled. Thankfully the Isle of Man TT continues, although it is no longer part of the World Motorcycle Championships, and there are, of course, still F1 Grand Prix held vantagepointmag.co.uk
at Spa and the Nürburgring, but those two tracks today are much shorter and tamer than they were in Surtees’s day. For example, in the mid-1950s, and that’s 60 years ago, his 500cc MV motorbike was achieving speeds of over 170mph along the old Masta Straight at Spa and I simply can’t imagine what that must have felt like on the bikes of that era. He is glad to have been able to ride and drive on those dangerous circuits: “I would have regretted missing the sheer thrill of riding and driving the old Spa circuit, the old Nürburgring and the Isle of Man”. It was in the Isle of Man that “I hit a cow….that was another experience!”. That’s one way of putting it I suppose. The cow apparently made a full recovery and fortunately John was unharmed too; only the bike suffered. However, the danger of motor sport is not something that Surtees has escaped: in 2009 his 18 year old son, Henry, was killed while racing at Brands Hatch when the wheel of another car came off and hit him. As a result of that tragic accident, and to commemorate Henry’s life, John started The Henry Surtees Foundation which, among other things, provides help and support for people with brain or physical injuries to return to community living. And last year, in partnership with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) The Henry Surtees Foundation provided the Air Ambulance helicopters with blood transfusion equipment and also funded two Honda cars to transport blood in temperature controlled containers to the helicopter bases at Marden and Redhill. This valuable funding enables blood transfusions to be carried out at the scene of accidents rather than patients having to wait until they reach hospital before they get what may be a life-saving transfusion. In the first year 69 emergency transfusions were carried out. Raising funds for the Foundation’s continuing work is now the focus of John’s enthusiasm, drive and energy and in this year, his 80th birthday year, and the 50th anniversary of his F1 Championship year, he still has a very busy schedule of appearances to help raise money. A marvellous new book, a pictorial celebration July 2014
In 2013 John was awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy at The RAC Club in Pall Mall.
of his amazing career, will be published this month and will raise further funds for the Foundation. (See panel.) He’s still driving his racing cars and riding his racing bikes at displays and exhibitions and he will be driving a 1964 Ferrari F1 car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June. There are those who say he should be Sir John Surtees and there has long been a campaign to bring this about. I had to ask him what he thought about it and the embarrassed response was “...it’s up to others. If it happens it happens, but if it doesn’t it doesn’t”. Well in my opinion it’s a crying shame if it doesn’t. FIND OUT MORE
Henry Surtees Foundation: www.henrysurteesfoundation.com New Book: John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels. A pictorial history of Surtees’s racing life published by EVRO Publishing, 19 June 2014. Jacketed hardback • Price £50 • 304 pages • 295x240mm • ISBN 978 0 99282 092 15
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Assembly Rooms at the Guildford Institute. The exhibition will run from 7th to 18th July. The opening times at the Assembly Rooms are from 9am-5pm Mondays to Fridays and on Saturday mornings. This year’s exhibition is entitled ‘Waterways and Highways in Watercolour’ and some of the paintings are from the coast, some from rivers and canals, some are local and some from further afield. His paintings are all original watercolours, signed and dated by him, the artist, and are offered framed, ready to hang.
Are any of your little ones into Horrible Histories? If they are you will be interested to know that Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain visits G Live from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th July. Adapted from Terry Deary’s best-selling Horrible Histories books and brought to the stage by the Birmingham Stage Company, Barmy Britain brings the Watercolour artist, David Harmer history of our country to life, with all Pilgrim 1 14/10/2013 Page 1 will be Wood_Layout staging an exhibition of 16:05 the nasty bits left in! You’re invited his paintings once again in the on a journey through two thousand
years of history from the Romans to the First World War, where you’ll meet fascinating characters, discover funny facts that teachers never tell you about and be blown away by amazing 3D effects. Performances are: Tuesday 8th at 7pm, Wednesday 9th at 10.30am and 1.30pm, Thursday 10th at 1.30pm and 7pm, Friday 11th at 10.30am and 7pm, and Saturday 12th at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Tickets: £15. + £2 booking Fee (no booking fee for Friends of G Live or groups). Children £12 Schools/Groups £9.50. To book tickets go to www.GLive.co.uk or call 0844 7701 797 (10am-6pm, Mon to Sat). For bookings in person, the ticket desk in the main foyer will be open from 10am Monday to Saturday; on Sundays and Bank Holidays it will open 90 minutes prior to any performance. ‘Opera Unmasked with Jonathan Veira’ is on Tuesday 8th July at 7pm. It’s an exclusive evening with Jonathan Veira, international opera singer, raconteur and comedian,
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Entry is free to members and £3 to non members. The Horsley Floral Decoration Group (affiliated to NAFAS) is a friendly afternoon flower arranging club. They meet at East Horsley Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July this year) at 2pm. They have a varied programme with demonstrators/ speakers/entertainment, internal competitions (optional), sales table, refreshments etc. Visitors and new members very welcome (February is the AGM for members only). Go along and join them (first visit free) for fun, flowers and friendship. For more details phone Yvonne on 07976 281060 or Beryl on 01483 831422.
The next event by Onslow Village residents’ Association is on Tuesday 8th July in the Village Hall, Wilderness Road, Guildford GU2 7QR. The title of the talk is ‘There is more to Winkworth than meets the eye’. Susan Fryer from the National Trust will give a behind the scenes tour of the arboretum, the projects the team at Winkworth are working on including an interesting overview of Dr Fox, the founder of the arboretum. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served from 7.15pm.
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WWI on canvas On Monday 4th August, 100 years to the day since Great Britain declared war on Germany, Sandham Memorial Chapel will re-open to the public. The chapel, which has drawn praise such as ‘Britain’s answer to the Sistine Chapel’, houses an epic series of nineteen works by Stanley Spencer, created to honour the forgotten dead of the First World War. The chapel is the only National Trust building dedicated to the WWI. These incredible large-scale canvas panels, considered by many to be Spencer’s finest achievement, are returning following an acclaimed touring exhibition at Somerset House in London and Pallant House in Chichester. They will once again be seen in the chapel, now cared for by the National Trust. To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the WWI, and to mark the reopening of the chapel after a year’s extensive conservation work, a community-inspired garden has been created which will offer a tranquil and reflective space for all visitors, with circular paths, fruit trees, cottage garden scented planting and a vegetable plot. The chapel and paintings The chapel was built by John Louis and Mary Behrend primarily to house the products of Stanley Spencer’s artistic genius – his ‘castle in the sky’, as they called it. It was dedicated to the memory of Mary’s brother, Harry Sandham, who died in the War. Spencer painted scenes of his own wartime experiences, as a hospital orderly in Bristol and as a soldier on the Salonika front. His works focus on the domestic rather than the combative and evoke everyday experiences through which he found spiritual resonance and sustenance. Spencer took six years to create his paintings, completing them in 1932. In his own words, they are “a symphony of rashers of baco” with “tea-making obligato” which describe the banal daily life that, to those from the 20
battlefield, represented a ‘heaven in a hell of war.’ For Spencer, the menial became the miraculous; a form of reconciliation. Amanda Bradley, Assistant Curator of Pictures and Sculpture for the National Trust, says: “Sandham Memorial Chapel is one of the greatest glories of art in Northern Europe. It is Stanley Spencer’s masterpiece and is arguably one of the greatest Modern British artistic schemes ever conceived.” Completed in 1932, Spencer’s paintings depict scenes of his own wartime experiences as a hospital orderly in Bristol and as a soldier on the Salonika front. Peppered with personal and unexpected details, they combine the realism of everyday life with dreamlike visions. His recollections, painted entirely from memory, show domestic scenes from the lives of soldiers, showing them washing lockers, inspecting kit, sorting laundry, scrubbing floors and taking tea. As the UK’s involvement in the current Afghan conflict draws to a close in 2014, the paintings serve as a timely reminder that the wartime routines depicted are as relevant now as they were then. Garden of reflection Sandham Memorial Chapel now has a new allotment-style country garden, which provides a beautiful and peaceful outdoor space. In collaboration with the charity ‘Help Heroes’, service men and women from local rehabilitation centre Tedworth House helped to clear and prepare the grounds for this transformation. Tedworth House is one of the recovery centres that forms part of the Defence Recovery Capability. It aims to inspire wounded,
injured and sick personnel and help returning veterans to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. The new garden is the creation of Hampshire designer Daniel Lobb, intended to complement the modernist proportions of the chapel. A competition to design some of the planting has given winner Alice Wrightson, a student from nearby Sparsholt College, the opportunity to help shape the look of this special place. First year Sparsholt students laid the native hedging and turf. Daniel Lobb also incorporated design elements from Thrive’s gardening base, Trunkwell House near Reading, such as screening to create quiet spaces and planting for people with visual impairments. Individuals from London-based homeless charity, St Mungo’s, assisted on the development of the garden’s plant production area, through their gardening project ‘Putting Down Roots’. The garden has been levelled to make it accessible to all the chapel’s visitors. Paths form circular routes through the garden, with simple oak benches positioned close to scented planting allowing people to stop and reflect on their time in the chapel. A central axis of fruit trees, with a sculpture plinth at one end has been planted to mirror the powerful exterior of the chapel. Mixed native hedges enhance the feeling July 2014
of enclosure and provide a link to the wider countryside. Fruit and vegetable beds reference the historic use of the garden as a productive area for the chapel’s almshouses. A potting shed and polytunnel allows horticultural therapy charity Thrive to continue working with the garden on a regular basis, using specially adapted tools. They are assisted by a dedicated team of National Trust gardening volunteers. The original wildflower meadow at the front of the chapel remains an integral part of the garden’s tranquil landscape. Alison Paton, Sandham’s chapel steward, says: ‘Thanks to the amazing support we have received – from the generous £100,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to the many donations to our recent fundraising appeal - we have been able to create a wonderful experience for those coming to this place of remembrance and spirituality. The HLF grant has also funded ongoing community work, which will ensure that Sandham has a strong local legacy for future generations.’ Future plans Plans for the future include a new, interactive exhibition space and refreshments area within the almhouses that flank the chapel. Copies of drawings and letters, an audio visual introduction to Spencer’s artworks and a film will offer visitors the chance to explore and experience more of the remarkable stories of the chapel, Stanley Spencer, Harry Sandham and the Behrends.
FIND OUT MORE Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, nr Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9JT. Tel: 01635 278 394. Opening hours: Sandham Memorial Chapel will be open seven days a week from Tuesday 5th August 2014. Tickets must be pre-booked and are sold in slots every 60 minutes. Full details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel.
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CRANLEIGH SHOW 2nd August 2014 Kids can come to Cranleigh Show for just £1 each this year. This ia a new initiative by Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society aimed at making this wonderful rural day out as family friendly as possible. The show has something for everyone. It is a great place to meet a whole range of farm animals, from long-horned Highland cattle to rare-breed sheep, magnificent pigs to dinky pygmy goats which will all be competing for coveted championships. And children will also be able to get close up to smaller animals in the Fisher’s Farm Park display. The horse show has also been re-designed to make it a fun event for all horse and pony owners. There will be classes suitable for all levels, from lead rein to ridden hunters and retrained racers. So if you have a pony, bring it along and have a go. The popular heavy horse competition is back, along with the stylish private and light trade turnout driving classes. Main arena events include the Kangaroo Kid and his Joey, one of the most exciting aerobatic quad bike displays in the world. Who jumps higher, revs faster, does more derring-do – the Kangaroo or his Joey? – for the Aussie stunt rider has teamed up with his son. The internationally famous lumberjack team Adam’s Axemen will be there with an amazing display of competitive axe racing. Andy Jackman of the BBC’s ‘One Man and his Dog’will be explaining the unique bond between shepherd and sheepdog in the main arena and birdwatchers will have a field day thanks to Eagle Heights from Kent. A Bald Eagle named Kayla will soar 22
above the crowd, a White-backed Vulture called Becks go galumphing around the arena and a Falcon will hurtle at 120mph, while a little Barn Owl just floats around amongst the crowd. Cranleigh Show prides itself on being part of the local community and it is run by volunteers for Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society as a not-for-profit event. This year the Richard Onslow pub in Cranleigh High Street is taking part, creating a pop-up pub on the showground and featuring beer from the Firebird Brewery just down the road in Rudgwick. Firebird is a new microbrewery run by experienced brewers who just couldn’t quite retire (and your editor can vouch for the quality of their product)… Learn to cast a fly, watch Warrenby Gun Dogs demonstrate obedience training and go all nostalgic over vintage tractors while children try their hand at archery, ‘beat the goalie’, bungee trampoline and quad bikes. The popular ‘Fun with Farming’ display is back with fleeces, seeds and a model cow to milk who won’t kick the pail over. See you there and don’t forget to bring the dog! FIND OUT MORE
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aims. The first is to provide artists and performers with a platform for their talents. The second is to supply audiences who are restricted by economic and transport constraints with high quality theatre at low cost. You can buy tickets for this production at The Back Room of The Star Inn in Guildford online http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ GuildfordFringe or by calling 01483 444333. Puttenham & Wanborough Garden Club is staging its Summer Show on Saturday 12th July, with sections for flowers, fruit, vegetables and homecrafts. This small but friendly club welcomes visitors so why not combine a visit with a walk round this lovely village on the edge of Puttenham Common? The show starts at 2.30pm in Marwick Hall, School Lane. Entry is free, teas and raffle available. Guildford Rambling Club is meeting at 10am on Sunday 13th July at the Hydons Ball NT car park, two
miles south of Godalming, on Salt Lane for two five mile walks in a figure of eight. See www. guildfordramblingclub.org.uk. Learn to jive - 50’s Rock and Roll and 40’s G.I. style. Learn to the music of the time. Have fun, make friends, and keep fit. Fun and easy to learn. No courses to pay for upfront; just £6 on the door each week. Individual tuition when needed. Join any week. Thursdays 8.15pm-10.15pm at Effingham British Legion, Lower Road, Effingham KT24 5JP. For more information call 07854 621522. Fresh from their Gold Cup and triple class cup wins at Cheltenham Music Festival in May, Surrey Hills Chamber Choir continues to surprise and delight its audiences. The choir is preparing another innovative and eclectic repertoire for its summer concert, ‘Beyond the Chamber’, on Saturday 12th July. It will be an evening of great contrasts from the Baroque and Classical highlights of Vivaldi,
Mozart and Haydn to emotionally charged spirituals, folk tunes and other choral songs - with the choral ensembles all delivered in the Surrey Hills’ highly expressive and largely unconducted style. It will be held at the beautiful setting of St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 for adults and £5 for under 16s (ticket price includes a drink and programme) and are available to buy online from www.surreyhillschoirs.co.uk or on the door. On Saturday 12th July, from 11am to 4pm there is much fun to be had down at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford. The Steam Boat Association of Great Britain is coming to show off their magnificent steam powered craft, ‘Puffing-a-Wey’. There will be themed activities for children and some free steam boat rides on the river. Normal admission applies plus £2.50 children’s activity fee. Phone: 01483 561389 for more information.
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A GOOD Book In this regular column we feature books that we, and our reviewers, like. They may not necessarily be new books, but they’ll be fiction and non-fiction books that we have enjoyed. We’ll always include at least one children’s book in the selection each time. We’d love to hear your thoughts on anything you feel we should be reading and sharing with others.
Instructions for a Heatwave By Maggie O’Farrell Published in 2013 by Tinder Press ISBN: 978-0-7553-5879-3 Price: £7.99 Paperback Fiction
Maggie O’Farrell’s inspiration for this novel was geo-thermal – the recent eruption of the volcano in Iceland which covered most of Northern Europe in ash. The effect this had on society and day-to-day life was widespread and significant, reminding us that nature can at times render us powerless. The heatwave of 1976 provided a similar state of disruption and fear. It was the hottest summer on record with a severe lack of rain, resulting in the Government declaring an official drought. This provides the background for the Riordan family to play out their jealousies and rivalry. Three very different adult children – the brother on the brink of divorce, trapped and frustrated in his teaching job, and two estranged sisters who have a mass of hangups and problems, both inherited and domestic – come together to deal with a family crisis and cope with their mother. Their father, for no apparent reason, has suddenly disappeared. 24
The family is vulnerable, unhappy and unfulfilled and we follow the sniping and arguing as their past reveals some uncomfortable truths amongst the oppressive heat, which is a constant presence in all the unravelling of the facts. Maggie O’Farrell’s observation of family life is detailed and powerful. The characters may not be likeable but they feel very real and provide a strong storyline. An enjoyable and easy read, well-written, humorous (despite the above) and poignant. This was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards in 2013. Reviewed by Sally Russell
The Tour de France
The history, the legend, the riders. By Graeme Fife Published by Mainstream Publishing ISBN: 978-1-780-57625-1 Price: £14.99 Paperback Non-fiction
On Saturday July 5th The Tour de France starts in Yorkshire! So, if any of the incredible cycling success we Brits have had in the last few years – umpteen Olympic Golds, several World Championships and two successive Tour de France wins – has made even the tiniest scintilla of
a blip on your radar then you must get this book: “Tour de France, the history, the legend, the riders” by Graeme Fife. It is riveting. The Tour must be the most gruellingly difficult and cruel sporting event on the planet. It is three weeks of murderous mountain climbs, blistering heat, freezing cold, drenching rain and occasionally snow. Even on drugs, and there has been the odd druggy moment as we all know, but even on drugs you have to be beyond human just to ride The Tour, let alone to win it. This splendid book is the portal to this magnificent sporting spectacular. Here is the history of an event which began 111 years ago, and never mind the modern drugs scandals you simply can’t imagine the incredible hardship of those early races nor the amount of blatant cheating and skulduggery which went on in the past. Here too are the tales of epic personal rivalries and the stories of some of the great riders of all time, Merckx, Coppi, Anquetil, Simpson et al. They’re all here and their stories will grip you to the very last syllable of the very last chapter - and the last chapter is the story of last year’s Tour, the 100th race, won by British rider, Chris Froome. Graeme Fife is a writer and broadcaster who has been an avid follower of The Tour for twenty five years. Above all he’s a keen cyclist vantagepointmag.co.uk
himself and he has ridden all of the legendary cols and passes of The Tour. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the race together with his obvious love for it have resulted in a super book about a superhuman event. Reviewed by Nick Farley
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By Charles Moore Published in 2014 by Penguin Price: £12.99 Paperback Non-fiction
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This book is about real women. How real women with lumps, bumps, the odd wrinkle and imperfection can make the best of their assets. It shows you how to give yourself a colour and style make-over and how properly to find the style and colour scheme (for make-up and clothes) that is, frankly, going to flatter you the most. But do beware, buying this book will make you seriously want to empty your wardrobe and head for the shops. What is so refreshing about this book is that it doesn’t portray stickthin models who clearly would be able to wear anything, it shows real people – tall people, short people, and people who stick out in the places that real people stick out. It helps you assess your body shape and then tells you which clothing styles are going to enhance and flatter your shape. This book also gives you handy tips about organising your wardrobe, July 2014
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Brother and sister, Angela and Richard, have seldom spoken over the past 20 years until meeting up at their mother’s funeral. They have little in common; Richard is a successful hospital consultant. Angela a frazzled, overweight despairing mother of three whose husband, Dominic, is a failed musician who works in a bookshop. ‘Bespoke or chain?’ asks Richard about the bookshop on the first night of the joint family holiday he has organised and paid for, renting the rambling red house on the Welsh borders. Richard has recently married glamorous divorcee, Louisa, and in the process acquired her sulky teenage daughter, Melissa. Four adults, four children, all very different and all, over the space of a week, behaving unpredictably as the inflexible company gradually unravels. Haddon proved himself an adroit handler of human emotions with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and this clever book is just as absorbing. Reviewed by Caroline Boucher
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Amazing Jobs Published in 2014 by Lonely Planet ISBN: 978-1-74321-919-5 Price: £9.99 Hardback Non-fiction For children aged five and up
Each of the seven double page spreads in this fabulous book shows many people busying themselves at play and at work all around the world. This is a really fun book for boys and girls with lots of really interesting things to find and look at. I loved the fact that the topic was different from the usual ‘animals’ or ‘countryside’ and the professions they chose were also different and intriguing. Definitely a book children will want to keep dipping in to. Reviewed by Carol Farley 25
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One of the most evocative days Wonersh United Reformed Church, in Brooklands Museum’s 2014 together with St John’s Parish Church calendar will be Sunday 13th and Guildford Methodist Church, July, when the museum marks invite you to sing Songs of Praise 75 years since the World’s first on The Lawn; if wet it will be in the purpose-built motor racing circuit Church. Featuring The Godalming closed for good, at the outbreak of Band (www.godalmingband.org. WWII. They are holding a Reunion uk) it takes place on Sunday 13th which aims to recapture the July at 6.30pm. The service will spirit of a race-day in the Track’s be led by Revd. Phillip Jones with 1930s heyday. Hundreds of pre- introductions, prayers and readings war vehicles – including many of by Revd. Debbie Sellin and Revd. the cars and motorcycles which Claire Hargreaves. Go along with raced at the track between 1907 your family and friends to sing your and 1939 – will feature in displays favourite hymns in a unique setting and demonstrations, while social accompanied by a wonderful brass features of the age will add to band. Refreshments served in the the flavour of the day. As well as church after the Service. Wonersh the racing itself, Brooklands was URC is situated opposite the sports one of the most popular social field, post code GU5 0PH. destinations for high society in the glamorous heyday 1920s Guildford Shakespeare Company’s and ‘30s Britain, so everyone (GSC) second open air show of the season attending isDipencouraged wear Studies, Couns, PostGrad Dip to Psychotherapy MBACP is Henry V and takes place appropriate vintage attire to add from Monday 14th to Saturday 26th to the atmosphere! For times July in the grounds of Guildford and entry details, go to www. Cathedral. A celebration of the brooklandsmuseum.com. power of theatre, imagination and
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the current role of the British Army. Ladies lunches are also held twice yearly to include wives, partners or friends and occasional outings are arranged. Visitors and new members are welcome. For further information contact David Lush on 01483 280267. Roll up, roll up! The Great Electronic Art Show will be coming to The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking from Tuesday 15th July to Sunday 2nd November. For the first time the work of seven unique multimedia artists will be brought together in an exhibition that will include both low tech and high tech interactive pieces with one common goal not usually associated with art exhibitions – that visitors do touch the exhibits! The exhibition will appeal to people of all ages with installations designed to engage and delight the senses. Entry to The Lightbox is free. The Guildford Boxgrove Walk Group offers one hour walks from Boxgrove
Primary School at 9am every Monday morning; meet at 8.45am. Routes include the Riverside Park; towards Newlands Corner; Pewley Down; and walking to town for a coffee-chat on every last Monday of the month. The Guildford Fairlands Walk Group offers half hour walks from the Farmhouse Café at Rokers at 10.30am every Wednesday morning; meet at 10.15am for a short walk across the Merrist Wood campus; Coffee afterwards at the Farmhouse Café. All walkers welcome. Guildford Walking for Health is taking part in the Guildford WalkFest 2014. On Tuesday 15th July they will lead a 2-3 hour walk from Chilworth through the Tilling Bourne gunpowder works towards Albury, St Martha’s and the Chantries. Meet at the Percy Arms at 9.45am for 10am start. See www. guildford.gov.uk/article/11233/ Walkfest-2014---Guildford-HealthWalk---Chilworth-GunpowderWalk. Optional lunch afterwards at the Percy Arms. On Wednesday 16th July they will lead a short walk from the Farmhouse Café at Rokers
in Fairlands across the Merrist Wood campus. Meet at 10.15am for 10.30am start. See www.guildford. gov.uk/article/11223/Walkfest2014---Fairlands-Health-Walk--Merrist-Wood. On Monday 21st July they will lead a circular one hour walk across the Merrow and Pewley Downs. Meet at 8.45 am at the gates of Boxgrove Primary School for 9 am start. See www.guildford.gov. uk/article/11218/Walkfest-2014--Boxgrove-health-walks-PewleyDown. On Tuesday 15th July at 8pm in The Turner Room in Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh, Wonersh History Society will have Hugh Anscombe to tell them “What happened to Surrey’s Woollen Cloth Industry”. Wine will be available and everyone is welcome. If you would like to know more about the society, which has about 100 members, have a look at their website www. wonershhistorysociety.co.uk.
Body Shapes with Kirstie Smillie There are many fashion blogs written on body shape by a growing number of ‘fashion experts’, but in the end it always comes down to personal choice for your own lifestyle and your own unique body shape. It’s easy to dress a size six model with minimal curves and firm body mass but for ‘real’ ladies, in spite of all the choices on the high street and on-line, there are restrictions to what suits your shape and wardrobe requirements. Understanding your body shape is useful to aid the choice of garments as you trudge into that changing room. The reality is that most of us sit between two or maybe three shapes and we have to adjust the information to suit. If you know you have a fuller bust and that a lower neckline is preferable, just ignore those dresses that don’t fit the brief, but at the same time don’t let changeable details put you off. A full length sleeve can be altered to a shorter length, and a below knee hem can be shortened to sit just at the right point. If you are fuller figured, avoid those younger brands that don’t allow for curves. Don’t waste
time when you know it’s not for you. But do be decisive in your initial selection. Write down a list of what you are actually looking for… three-quarter sleeve, not black, small print, v-neck. Basic wardrobe additions can help. I have a large selection of fine gauge camisoles which are perfect to fill in a too-low neckline or add length to a top that is sitting just too uncomfortably above my waist. Personally I know that I am drawn to busy prints - they make me smile and I feel excited to wear them. Great tailoring, easy care, good quality fabrics all rate highly on my wish list, so I ignore any garments that don’t fit the bill. We all make mistakes, but it is important to enjoy fashion and feel happy to put clothes on in the morning and feel the lift when you wearing the right styles for you, whatever the trend reports may be telling you. So use this information as a tool to guide you, but not as strict rules that cannot be ignored. Next time you go shopping, start at the other end of town. Visit shops you would normally walk past. Get inspired by small details, like how it feels when you touch it? There should be an emotional link. Budget for the best you can afford, instead of lots of little bits that you think are just ok. Kirstie is a Personal Fashion Stylist with many years experience. For one-to-one shopping and styling appointments, tailored to your own requirements, call 07773 234947 or email kirstie@ kirstiesmillie.com.
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You have great curves all in the right places.
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You have a lean figure with undefined curves.
* Look at ‘girlie’ clothes with details like frills and ruffles. * Boat necks, slash necks and higher scoop necklines will add the illusion of a fuller bust, including scarves for neckline detail. * Gathered skirts and front pleated trousers add shape and volume * Avoid low necklines, and very skinny fitting garments, instead have fun with creative fashion layering or multi prints. Volume Coat/Hobbs Floral prints/Oasis
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* Wear wide necklines, cowls and drapes * Colour on the top half and dark colours on the bottom. * Avoid skinny jeans; bootcut or boyfriend jeans work best. * Opt for wider tailored trousers showing your slim waist. * Fit and flare dresses and a-line skirts are the ideal feminine styles * Avoid tunics or jackets which finish at your widest point and will hide your upper body shape. Go for shorter, waisted styles or longer length Wide Trousers/Hobbs Fit and Flare Dress/Wallis
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On Tuesday 15th July, members Two major Surrey attractions will and invited guests of The Guildford be joining forces from the 16th to Society will enjoy a guided tour of 18th July to offer visitors a trip to Lewes which is the County Town of discover their Italian roots (the East Sussex. There are remarkable Italian connection will be explained similarities between the towns; during the course of the trip). It all both are historic bridging points begins at Brooklands Museum in and market towns nestled in the Weybridge where, amongst the vast Downs, having ancient castles and collections of pre-war cars, classic flood plains that have recently aircraft and the famous banked been sorely tested. The visit is to section of the race track built there in be hosted by the local Civic Society 1907, a guide will take you on a tour - Friends of Lewes and there will revealing its early days. After a two course lunch with a Mediterranean be discussion on issues that are twist in the Edwardian clubhouse, a common to both towns including Routemaster bus will take visitors the how Lewes approach their current short distance to Painshill, England’s concerns with traffic movement and most elegant 18th century landscape transport infrastructure; pressures garden created by Charles Hamilton. for more affordable housing; On arrival, visitors will be met by demand for retail developments a guide who will take you on an etc. Further details can be found on historic tour around the landscape the Guildford Society’s revamped garden. The all-inclusive ticket for website www.guildfordsociety. this unique tour which includes a org.uk and you can also sign up guided tour at each venue, lunch for Facebook and Twitter to keep and transfers to Painshill and back abreast of current news and hot to Brooklands is just £30. It runs Wispers R&A 91.5x147 advert June 2014 08:49 16th Pageto1 Friday topics in Guildford. daily30/05/2014 from Wednesday
18th July. The tour starts at 11am so guests must arrive no later than 10.45am. Advance booking required, adults only. Bookings can be made online at www.painshill.co.uk or by calling 01932 868113. If you have any access requirements please call them to discuss before booking. Regretfully, the Routemaster bus is unsuitable for wheelchair users. Guildford Natural History Society will meet up twice in July. On Thursday 17th July there is a coach outing to Magdalen Hill Down looking for wild flowers and butterflies and on to New Alresford for tea and a look round the shops. Details from Gwen Comerford on 01483 893524. At the end of July they meet for a walk by the Basingstoke Canal: details from Vanessa McClure on 01483 303417. Non-members always welcome. The next Tea Dance at U.R.C. Church Hall Guildford on the Portsmouth Road is on Thursday 17th July from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.There’s Ballroom and Latin and it only costs £2.50
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The Garden Show at Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS is on from 18th to 20th July. After the past two years of a successful show the good news is that The Garden Show returns for a third year to Loseley Park and is set to grow. Art, Design and Your Garden with Specialist Nurseries and Garden Products, Gifts, Artists and Designers, Country Food and Wines and kid’s entertainment with plenty more to see and do! Life continues to be very good at The Garden Show so take some time out to enjoy. More information at www. thegardenshowonline.com or call 01243 538456.
There is a folk music session every Monday at the Star in Church Street Godalming at 9pm and at the Harrow at Compton every Wednesday at 8.30pm, also every 1st and 3rd Sunday at the Queen Victoria in Shalford starting at 8.30pm. All musicians, singers and audience welcome. It’s free; just turn up.
There is a Photography Workshop at Polesden Lacey in Great Bookham on Saturday 19th July from 9.30am to 4pm. Learn how to get the best from your camera including shutter speed, composition and more. Book
Guildford Rambling Club (see www. guildfordrambling.co.uk) is meeting at 10am on Sunday 20th July in the car park behind St Mary’s Church, East Horsley. This time a 9 mile walk and at 10am on Sunday 27th July at Hawksmore Drive, by Holmwood station, for another 9 mile walk. On Sunday 20th July, from 1pm to 3pm there is a chance to enjoy a fun family day at Hatchlands Park , East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT. There
is a display of Harley Davidsons and classic bikes plus live music, archery, a barbeque and fun activities for children including a bouncy castle. Normal admission applies (plus a small extra charge for bouncy castle and archery). If archery is your thing, there is a Have a Go Archery Day on Sunday 27th July, from 11am to 4pm. Try your hand with a bow and arrow under expert guidance from H & H Archery. Suitable for 6 years plus. Normal admission prices apply (plus £2 for 6 arrows). www. nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlandspark. Tel 01483 222482. Everyone’s favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, is pirouetting onto the G Live stage on Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd July in her brand-new ‘Mousical’. A magical show packed full of singing and dancing, this show is a perfect treat for little ones. In this production, Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to dance live on the
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MAIN: Pan Fried Breast of Duck with, Confit Duck Pomme Anna, Caraway Cabbage, Braised Carrots and Carrot Puree This melt-in-the-mouth main course is a real favourite amongst our diners and utilises home grown and locally sourced ingredients to make a stellar gastronomique dish. 1. Finely slice potatoes per person (use a mandolin if there is one available) and place in a mould suitable for the oven. Place the potatoes into three layers, allowing them to overlap slightly. Add one layer of confit duck meat then another three potato layers. Add a final layer of confit duck meat and finish with three layers of potatoes. Cover the whole Anna in duck fat. Wrap the mould in tin foil and cook the oven on 145C for 45 minutes. Remove the tin foil and increase the temperature to 170C. Cook for a further 30 minutes. Once cooked all the way through, place another tray of the same size on top and press down firmly. 2. For the braised carrots, warm everything in a pan apart from the carrots. Allow the butter to melt in the water. Add the prepared carrots and cook till tender. 3. Make the purée. In a pan, add the carrots and butter to suit, add the orange juice and allow to sweat adding water if needed. Once soft, 32
blend, adding water until smooth. Season to taste. 4. For the cabbage, finely shred it and place in a pan. Add the caraway seeds and white wine and allow to sweat adding a little water if needed - continue to cook on a low temperature until the cabbage is cook ed (approximately 15mins). 5. Place six duck breasts in an oven proof pan with oil, skin side down – as the pan gets slowly hotter, the duck skin will crisp up. Put the pan with the duck breasts into the oven at 180C for six minutes. Remove from oven and add a small knob of butter to the pan. Turn the duck over skin side up and glaze with honey. Allow to rest in a warm area to finish cooking.
Ingredients 6 duck breasts Caraway Cabbage ½ white cabbage Pinch of caraway seeds 100ml white wine Confit Duck Pomme Anna Peeled potatoes Duck fat, melted Confit duck legs Braised Carrots 12 baby carrots 2 star anise 50g butter 400ml water 20g sugar Pinch of salt Carrot Purée 500g finely chopped carrots Butter 100ml orange juice Water Serves 6
FOOD STARTER: Assiette of Secretts Farm Beetroots served with Wealdway Mature Goats Cheese from Nut Knowle Dairy At Lythe Hill, we constantly try to put our own individual twist on the way our food is designed on the plate, in order to create seasonally fresh and inspiring food using exquisitely refined ingredients to defy our diners expectations.” says David. “This is one of our most popular Summer signature dishes – it lets the fantastic seasonal flavours speak for themselves. 1. Make the mousse by beating the goat’s cheese until soft. Slowly fold in the cream until incorporated. Add the truffle oil.
pan. Pour over sliced raw beetroots and cover. Allow the beetroot to sit in the vinaigrette for one hour until serving.
2. Next make the sorbet. Warm all ingredients together in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Once cooled, churn in an ice-cream maker till frozen.
Ingredients Goats Cheese Mousse 500g rindless goats cheese 200g whipped cream Truffle Oil to enrich Beetroot Sorbet 440ml beetroot juice 250g caster sugar 150g water 20ml lemon juice Pickled Beetroots 100ml white wine vinegar 300ml water 50g Sugar 5 coriander seeds
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DESSERT: Deliciously De-Constructed Cheesecake This is a cheesecake dessert – but not as you know it! Scatter the biscuit base on the plate, add a cream cheese ice cream, top with macerated berries for decoration, add ricotta dumplings and drizzle with juice - it certainly got our diners talking. 1. Make the ice cream. Warm up the milk in a pan. Whisk the yolks and sugar in a bowl until combined. Once the milk is warm pour it over the yolk mix. Place back on stove, stirring continuously until thickened. Allow to cool. Add whipped cream cheese and churn in an ice-cream maker until frozen. 2. For the crumble, mix the ingredients together. Spread out on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool then break up. 3. Finally, make the dumplings. Place the oil into a high sided pan and heat to 180C. Sieve the flours and baking powder into a bowl, add zest, egg and egg yolk. and beat until smooth. July 2014
Gradually add the ricotta. Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe directly into the oil, squeezing out 5-8cm/2-3in pieces and then snip with scissors. Cook until they begin to colour then place onto kitchen towel to drain. Roll the dumplings in the sugar to cover. Add macerated fruits of choice to decorate.
Ingredients Cream Cheese Ice-cream 300ml milk 300g cream cheese 6 egg yolks 150g caster sugar Shortbread Crumble 55g caster sugar 125g soft butter 180g plain flour Ricotta Dumplings 400ml vegetable oil 80g plain flour 20g self raising flour 2.5g baking powder Zest of 2 oranges 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 yolk 500g ricotta, firm drained well 100g caster sugar Serves 6
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Succession of Salads This summer at Wisley we are celebrating herbs and our cafés and restaurant will be packing fresh herbs into all manner of sweet and savoury dishes. Look out for the ‘Herbfest’ branding when you next visit and feast your senses on herb infused oils, fresh herb salads, and displays of colourful herbs in the Walled Garden East in place of more traditional summer bedding. Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to garden and if you’re inspired by our culinary creations you can re-create them by growing your own ingredients at home. ‘Cut and come again’ salad leaves can be grown in pots and when punched up with a few choice herbs like parsley, chives or coriander, will make an exciting addition to your table.
Naked ladies for the autumn
For the tastiest results make sure your leafy herbs and salads are planted in full sun and keep well fed and watered as many herbs and salads can die quickly if starved of nutrients. Coriander is a prime example of this, and can flower and die in just a few weeks if it doesn’t have the required nutrients and water. Another handy tip is to re-sow salad leaves each fortnight, as this will give you a regular supply of tasty leaves throughout the summer.
If you have visited Wisley in September you couldn’t have failed to spot the large, vibrant Colchicum or autumn crocus (right). Also known as naked ladies, because their flowers spring up with no foliage, they are typically available in shades of pink or white, and add a wonderful splash of colour to the autumn garden. Dry bulbs start to become available in late July/August and should be planted as soon as possible. Look out for the double flowered cultivar ‘Waterlily’ which is truly beautiful. If nothing else, the common name of these plants will be a talking point! FIND OUT MORE
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Minute Mile challenge and see how fast you can complete a mile (four laps) on the track. Entry fees are £5 for one lap and £15 for unlimited laps. Every runner will be chip timed and receive a medal for their great effort. Event Director, Toby Jenkins said: “Why not get into the spirit of the 1950s - wear your retro shorts and vest to complete the look.” To find out more and enter online go to: http://aat-events.com/race/themile-challenge. A call to all Laurel and Hardy fans. As part of the Guildford Fringe Festival, Lucky Dog Theatre Productions, a professional company from Surrey consisting of actors Tony Carpenter and Philip Hutchinson present ‘Hats off to Laurel and Hardy’. It is being staged at the Back Room of the Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, at 7.30pm on Saturday 19th July. It’s been touring nationally to rave reviews and sold-out houses since September 2013. Booking can be made from the Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Guildford,
01483 444333 or online at www. GuildfordFringeFestival.com. Teenagers aged 13-15 are not always well catered for when it comes to activities for the summer holidays, so here’s an interesting week’s worth of activity for them and their friends. Set up with variety, skills and fun experiences in mind, the week includes a day with the media experts at Eagle Radio, a scuba diving taster session, a certificated course in first aid, performance and voice training from the experts at G Live and a day at the University of Surrey plus lots more. The week takes place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th July and you can book now at www. exorta.co.uk Tel: 07799 883851. Cranleigh Decorative & Fine Arts Society looks forward to welcoming Sarah Lenton, who has spent most of her working life in the theatre, particularly the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum. In this lecture she will look at the time Handel spent in London,
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the after party will be kick-started by an auction, with a chance for everyone to win a collectable item at a bargain price, closely followed by live music to finish off a day of discovery. The event will take place from 1pm-11pm with daytime or evening tickets at just £4 or full day and evening tickets at £6. You can purchase tickets online at www. ticksource.co.uk/GuildfordFringe. or by calling 0844 8700 887. Here are a couple of ideas to entertain the kids in the holidays. There’s Pony Magic at Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RQ on Sunday 27th July, from 12 noon to 4pm. Enjoy pony rides for children – suitable for 2 years plus. Normal admission prices apply (plus £2.50 per ride). Then on Monday 28th July from 11.30 to 3pm there are arts and craft activities for children. Normal admission prices apply (plus £2 per child). More at www. nationaltrust.org.uk/clandon-park or tel 01483 222482. This Summer Cranleigh Arts Centre will be bringing BAFTA, Oscar and Cannes nominated independent foreign language and documentary films to you locally. Cutie and The Boxer (12A) will be showing on Wednesday 30th July at 8pm. This documentary explores the chaotic 40 year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. Oscar nominated Best Documentary 2014 and winner of the Sundance Film Festival Best Directing award 2013. This summer Guildford Shakespeare Company returns with two weeks of action-packed drama clubs, where in just five days young actors will play, rehearse and stage their own production for family and friends. The first one runs from 4th to 8th August and is for 12-17 year olds. The play you will work on is the old favourite, Twelfth Night. Working with professional actors from this summer’s open-air production, the week will feature drama activities
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The walk 1. From Station, turn right, then right again down steps to reach road. Cross with care to opposite pavement, by railway bridge. Turn right, continue to, but not over, the junction with East Lane passing several interesting Lovelace buildings on opposite side of road. Re-cross Ockham Road North to footpath directly opposite. Follow path along right verge of The Drift. Shortly leave verge adjacent to road bridge and go right, crossing small footbridge. Path goes through woodland edge of The Forest, to join a crossing track and waymark. Turn right, following gently rising path to junction and waymark. Turn left, and at junction continue ahead, then bearing right around gardens of houses in The Highlands. Then bear left to follow a clear wide track. Nearing the railway, the path veers a few degrees left becoming narrower, and parallels the railway until it rejoins the verge of The Drift. Turn right to reach Forest Road. 2. Turn right and cross railway bridge to end of pavement. Cross to opposite pavement by corner of Orchard Close, and continue along Forest Road to next left turn. Opposite is Forest Farm an interesting Lovelace building. Turn left down Heath Way which turns right at edge of common, and turn left into woodland at bridleway sign, immediately turning right along the edge of Effingham Common. Continue along bridleway to far top right corner of Common by Heath View. Look back for excellent views that extend to the Chilterns. 3. Cross road diagonally left, following bridleway, Old London Lane, into woods. Go past a footpath going right over a footbridge in about 165m, by which a return to East Horsley and the Station may be made. In another 135m Great Ridings Wood Woodland Trust display board is reached on left. 4. Turn left by display board and go through horse barrier. In 50m, fork right at waymark and follow footpath through wood. After crossing 40
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land edge, alongside a field, to a junction of paths. Turn right, cross stile to reach road by village green, with its massive oak tree. Cross road with care. The 16th Century Barley Mow Pub is a few paces to the left. 9. Turn right along pavement, soon passing interesting medieval houses on left, to junction with Long Reach. Cross traffic islands to get good view both ways, cross road to go along Lollesworth Lane. Note Lollesworth Farm, of great historical interest, on right. At far side of railway bridge, turn left alongside railway, soon passing Village Hall to reach shopping parade. Turn left on pavement, then cross road to steps opposite to the Station.
Distance: 9 miles. Starting point: Horsley Station. How to get there: East and West Horsley are about eight miles east of Guildford, just off the A246 Leatherhead Road. At Horsley Towers, turn left on the B2039 towards Ripley and the station is found a couple of miles on your right. Refreshments: The Barley Mow Public House and Squires Garden Centre are both good options for refreshment. Map: OS Explorer 145 www.surreyhills.org
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enjoy the festival-like celebrations with live music, entertainment and spectacular fireworks at 10pm. These fireworks coincide with the time many Marie Curie Nurses start their night shift, providing care to people with terminal illnesses and their families in their own homes. Registration is £10 per person (children under 16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and everyone is asked to raise as much as possible in support of Marie Curie. All the funds raised will help Marie Curie provide more care, free of charge, to terminally ill people in their own homes. Register now for your Walk Ten at www.mariecurie.org.uk/ walkten or for more information call 0845 052 4184. Two members of the Bristol University Rowing Club are planning to row across the Atlantic Ocean in 2015.The 18 year old pair, Callum Gathercole from East Horsley and Jay Olenicz from Dorset, will row 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean as part of the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. In doing so they intend to break the existing world record for the youngest pair to row the Atlantic; they are 18 years old. Both Callum (a GB Junior rower in 2013) and Jay are used to hard training for high level rowing competition races and currently train twice a day, six days a week. To row across the Atlantic, both members will take two-hour shifts and it could take anything from 40 to 90 days. They are rowing in memory of Callum’s dad who died of a brain tumour 18 months ago and hence the boys are rowing to raise £300,000 for brain tumour research, a local hospice and BRACE- Alzheimers research, as one of Jay’s grandparents suffers from Alzheimers. See www.thewaterbabies.co.uk. I will hopefully be able to give updates on their progress in the coming months. The Guildford Cathedral Appeal is in sight of raising £1m, with many individuals, families and parishes getting involved in the ‘Make 42
your Mark’ campaign. However, £400,000 is still needed by the end of the summer if the Cathedral is to be saved. The remaining funds need to have been secured when the Cathedral applies to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £4.5m. The Cathedral’s most urgent requirement for funds is to remove and replace crumbling plaster in the vaults which contains asbestos. At the same time improvements will be made to access, lighting and sound systems, bringing them up to 21st century standards. Apparently Michael Portillo was the guest speaker at a recent fund raising dinner and commented: “this is an extraordinary building”. He added: “Having personally seen the beauty of Guildford Cathedral for the first time, I hope people will contribute generously to save it”. Certainly, he should know, he has been travelling up and down the whole country in a train for months! To make a donation or get information about organising a ‘Make your Mark’ event, visit www. guildfordcathedralmym.com, or send donations (payable to Guildford Cathedral) to Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP. Albury Organic Vineyard, who we profiled a couple of years back, now produce a wine called Silent Pool Rose, which was one of only three English wines served on the Royal Barge as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It is currently being served at Royal Opera House restaurants and is available at many local restaurants and outlets. The 2013 vintage was released for sale on 24th May, the beginning of English Wine Week, and is reckoned to be their best wine so far. I haven’t tried it yet but will hopefully get a chance in the not too distant future (nudge nudge, wink wink!) To find out more, particularly where you can find this wine go to www.alburyvineyard. com or call 01483 229159. Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice opened a new charity shop at 45 Woodbridge Hill, Guildford, on Wednesday 21st May. This is the hospice’s fourth
Guildford-based shop, its opening coming close on the heels of the new Furniture Showroom which is based in the Tunsgate shopping centre, on Guildford’s High Street. The hospice also has retail outlets in many nearby towns, from Camberley to Grayshott, and from Farnham to Cranleigh. This new shop brings the charity’s total to 17. All revenue from the charity’s shops will go towards helping adults with a terminal illness, and their carers and families, not only in Guildford but across the whole of West Surrey and part of North-East Hampshire. For more information on the Hospice’s local shops, visit www. pth.org.uk or call 01252 729400. The Unattached Group (TUG) is a group of about 80 to 100 active people between 45 and 65 who come together to participate in many social events some of which are theatre trips, cinema, walks, eating out and weekends away. They are all unattached and are keen to expand their social circle by meeting like minded people. The group is run by the members for the members and they encourage everyone to take an active part. TUG is a non profit organisation and the small annual fee covers the running costs with the balance being ploughed back into the group for the benefit and enjoyment of the members. If you would like more information and details of where they meet weekly, phone Maggie on 07855 008 897 or go online at www. theunattachedgroup.co.uk. They hope to meet you soon and welcome you to their group. They are based in Guildford and the surrounding areas of Surrey and Hampshire. I thought I would just give you a bit of advance news in case you’re a fan. Ireland’s reigning musical queen, the truly unique Imelda May, is coming to G Live on Wednesday 3rd December as part of her new UK tour following the release of her latest chart topping studio album, Tribal. It is likely to sell out so you might want to get tickets now. Either go online to www.GLive. co.uk or call 0844 7701 797. vantagepointmag.co.uk
2 B 1 ASK 1 The origin of Freemasonry, one of our most ancient national institutions, is lost in the mists of time. The most likely beginning was when the stonemasons and craftsmen - who built our great cathedrals, churches and mansions at a time when most could not read or write – formed themselves into craft guilds, a forerunner of our trade unions. In those days, the church played a much larger part in everyday lives than is the case today, and the ceremonies now conducted at Masonic meetings derive from those early days. The earliest recorded ‘making’ of a Freemason in England is that if Elias Ashmole in 1646. Freemasonry is the UK’s largest fraternal and charitable organisation. It has 300,000 members in about 8,000 lodges throughout the country. Over 300 are in Surrey and they meet at 11 different halls and centres. Some 30,000 or so more members are overseas. It is the second largest UK charity – only the National Lottery being larger and many charities, organisations and individuals benefit substantially each year from donations given by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, the Freemasons’ Grand Charity and the Masonic Samaritan Fund.
are now two separate Grand Lodges in England which are restricted to women only, with numerous ladies’ lodge meetings throughout the country. There are also now a few dual gender lodges. Most lodges meet between four and eight times a year and conclude with a dinner known as ‘the festive board’. There are also instruction meetings at which ceremonies of initiation, promotion and installation of a Master are rehearsed and learned. A mason is taught the precepts of Freemasonry in a series of ritual ceremonies or plays. These follow ancient forms with the use of a stonemason’s customs, tools and allegorical guides. The aim is to foster of personal growth and encourage better citizenship. To become a Freemason and join a Lodge, it is necessary to be proposed and seconded by existing masons. Hence 2 B 1 ASK 1.
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Forest Foragers restart their one day courses this autumn. The Wild Food Foraging Courses start on Saturday 27th September and then on every Saturday in October. The venue is Chichester Hall, Petworth Road, Witley GU8 5PL. It is a pretty full day starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm and the cost is £115 per person. There are also a couple of afternoon forays planned for Sunday 28th September and Sunday 19th October (cost £25). Details yet to be confirmed. Afternoon forays are designed for participants who have already undertaken their full one day course, and are suitable for experienced foragers only. Numbers are limited to 14 for safety reasons and the courses are not suitable for children. Participants should bring collecting bags, warm, water-proof clothing and suitable footwear. If you would like to book a place on one of these courses, go to the website www.forestforagers.co.uk for more information. 44
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WIN A FREE ADVERT IN VANTAGEPOINT MAGAZINE
VantagePoint is offering local businesses a free quarter page advert in the area of their choice in our August issue. We publish five magazines in the wider local area and with guaranteed delivery by the Royal Mail, we offer the very best way of advertising to the widest possible local audience. This competition is open to all local businesses and if you do not have a suitable advert, we will design one for you. All you need to do is answer the following question and send us the answer, together with your name, company name, full contact details and the edition you would like to appear in (either Dorking, Farnham, Godalming & Cranleigh, Guildford or Haslemere, Midhurst & Petworth). Q: Who delivers VantagePoint to all local homes? We will contact the winner by the 7th July to sort out the quarter page advert prior to insertion in the August issue, which goes to press on the 11th July for distribution week commencing 28th July - so please ensure you will be available to supply or approve an advert at short notice. Only one entry per business. Please enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 6th July 2014.
WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO PARHAM’S GROW YOUR OWN FESTIVAL Celebrate home-grown produce on Sunday 17th August at the annual ‘Grow Your Own Festival’ at the Elizabethan Parham House (www.parhaminsussex.co.uk), near Storrington. Learn about growing your own food and enjoy an informative day and old fashioned fun at the heritage fun fair stalls. Meet Francis Quinn, the BBC2 Great British Bake Off Winner 2013 and watch as she demonstrates how to turn garden produce into edible delights. Or pose a question to BBC Radio 4’s Pippa Greenwood as she shares her expertise on growing fruit, herbs and vegetables. The festival is open from 10.30am-5pm and promises to be a fabulous day out for the entire family. Pack a picnic or enjoy a light lunch in The Big Kitchen as the festival ticket also includes access to the house and gardens. VantagePoint is offering you the chance to win one of five Family Tickets (each for 2 adults and up to 4 children) with a value of £28 each. To win, simply answer the following question: Q: What era is Parham House? Please enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 28th July 2014.
WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO WINGS & WHEELS Wings & Wheels returns to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey (home to BBC’s Top Gear) on 23rd and 24th August 2014 and we have five family tickets to give away to VantagePoint readers. Celebrating its 10th anniversary with five hours of thrilling aviation displays including visitor favourites; the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Avro Vulcan, it also includes a Wheels Zone of modern day supercars and classic and vintage favourites performing exciting demonstrations and stunts.The retail village and arena packed with entertainment and music mean there’s something for all the family the whole weekend.Tickets start from £20. Book now at www. wingsandwheels.net or through See Tickets booking hotline 0871 230 5572. To enter, please answer the following question: Q: Which TV programme is filmed at Dunsfold Aurodrome? Enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 31st July 2014. Images: Pete Gardner
Please enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk. Postal entries can be sent to us at the address given on page three. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By entering these competitions you agree to receive periodic emails from VantagePoint Magazine,Vantage Publishing Ltd and the originator of the competition you are entering.You can opt out of receiving these at any time and your data will never be passed on for use by third parties.The prizes are non-transferable and have no cash alternative. Only one entry per person per competition and prizes will only be sent to homes with a GU, KT and RH postcode.
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