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Westbourne Magazine

welcome to the August edition

Editor Tom Faull Contributors Lawrence Roots Kirsty Robinson plus thanks to Tessa, Melanie, Mel, Toby, Beverley, Tony and all our readers, supporters and advertisers. Website www.westbourne.info Telephone 0845 224 3894 Email editor@westbourne.info Copyright © 2011 Published by

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If you are wondering where our beautiful cover photo is from, I can tell you it’s just a few minutes walk from Westbourne at Coy Pond. In this edition we have details of this and four other top free attractions to make the most of this summer. See page 18-19. Also in this edition we have a new competition to win a cuddly bear with a local flavour, news and events including the Bournemouth Air Festival (18-21 August) and a bumper selection of puzzles on pages 26 and 27. Next Edition - Autumn Special

We’d love to hear from you with your comments, articles and ideas. The deadline for our Autumn edition is 16th August. Please email editor@westbourne.info

CONTENT Westbourne News Local Summer Events August Competition Why use an ARLA Agent? Book Review with Kirsty Westbourne Map Top 5 Free Attractions DEC Appeal Social Groups & Things To Do August Suduko, Maze and Puzzles Useful Contacts An Approach to Pain

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Westbourne News

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Ralph Memorial Given a Summer Clean The memorial to Big Issue seller Ralph Millward has been given a much needed clean. With soil donated from the Westbourne Traders Association and plants donated from M&S, John the current Big Issue Seller situated outside M&S and Phil the car park attendant have tidied up the memorial. Ralph Millward was murdered in 2009 at the location where the memorial is situated. He died after being attacked by a group of teenagers, who have since been convicted of manslaughter. John also recently rescued a gorgeous little neglected dog too called Toto who is now looking much happier. The Bourne ImprovAbles come to Westbourne Comedy improvisation troupe the ‘Bourne ImprovAbles’ are coming to Westbourne. Their next show will be at the popular local live entertainment venue Champions on Tuesday 16th August at 8pm. Expect an evening of hilarious fast-paced comedy sketches and games completely made up in front of your very eyes using suggestions from the audience. Anything can happen, from Pavarotti as an airport check-in clerk to spectating at Olympic level shoe cleaning! Formed in 2010 the Bourne ImprovAbles have been making people laugh at venues across Bournemouth and Poole, as well as at a sell-out show at this year’s Brighton festival fringe. Champions is on Queens Road, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Westbourne. Tickets £5, see www.improvwithus.co.uk


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Useful Dates & Events - August 2011

The Hogshead Beach Party including live music from ‘Sweets FA’, ‘Phoneix’ and ‘The Next Big Thing’. There will also be a BBQ, a parade of old army vehicles and a display of emergency vehicles. 6 Aug Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Disco Spectacular offering a host of disco classics. Box office 01202 669925. 10 Aug Yellowgroove at Champions for some folk-rock bluesy grooves. If you like Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac or The Black Keys, you'll love Yellowgroove. 12-14 Aug Six Feet Under Convention Six Feet Under was a cult TV show between 2001-2005. The convention includes an exhibition of coffins in the Triangle and lectures in Bournemouth Library. Plus meet an embalmer, the former Daily Telegraph obituary editor, a soul midwife and experts in green funerals. Call 01202 551257. 18-21 Aug Bournemouth Air Festival including the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, The Blades and Breitling Wingwalkers, Royal Marine beach assaults, military bands and an incredible Night Air programme. 6 Aug

Weekly Events in August

Bournemouth Folk Club every Thursday and Sunday at Centre Stage. Find out more www.bournemouthfolkclub.com Swing Unlimited Jazz Club every Wednesday 7.30pm - 11pm, at Centre Stage. Find out more www.swingunlimitedbigband.co.uk Continental Guitar with Bernardo with Isabella on percussion. Held at the West Cliff Inn every Friday and Saturday 7 – 10 pm

Parachuting In... Westbourne has a new greengrocer. In the old Posh Pause unit (112 Poole Road) you’ll find ‘Parachute’ offering fresh fruit and veg. Why not pop in and make them welcome.


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Welcome to the August Book Review. With summer upon us and the kids holidays in full swing, a reminder that we have many new Gibson’s Jigsaws and Wooden Games in stock for any rainy afternoons we may get! We also have our Puffin and Where’s Wally Buy One Get One Free promotions running for as long as stocks last.

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The 18th-21st sees the Air Festival returning to Bournemouth so let’s hope for better weather this year. We will have the Official Souvenir Programmes as usual, priced at £6, with £1 going towards Forces Charities. They normally arrive in the store at the end of the first week of August. We will have plenty of stock, but do let us know if you would like to reserve a copy. Look out for our Air Festival Window again this year. We have been ‘Highly Commended’ and won an ‘Outstanding Award’ in the last couple of year’s Window Competitions, so we need to try and get our hands on that big silver trophy this year... To get you in the spirit we have recommended some aviation themed books opposite.


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Plane Reading Spitfire/Lancaster/Hurricane – Leo McKinstry £9.99 Leo McKinstry tells the story of these remarkable planes from their designers to the first-hand testimonies of the brave pilots who flew them. He takes in the full military and political background but always keeps the human stories to the fore. 3 separate titles. Incredible Aeroplanes – Eric “Winkle” Brown £9.99 Spiffing gift book for aviation fanatics everywhere. “You know, I've spent the best years of my life in dogfights flying some of the world's finest aeroplanes - now I find all my favourites are in this jolly old book.” Just the thing for chaps of all ages. Red Arrows/Vulcan/Tornado/Hunter Story – and many more titles in the range £8.99 each Lots of photographs and information on your favourite aircraft. History, design and technical capabilities are all covered in these great pocket sized guides. Empire of the Clouds – James Hamilton-Paterson £9.99 Just what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post-war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut and pilots were the rock stars of the age? The author fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane-spotter with a history of Britain’s loss of self confidence and power in later decades. Some non-plane related reads Crossfire – Dick and Felix Francis £6.99 Now out in paperback, the latest crime novel from the UK’s first family of horse-racing thriller writers. Worth Dying For – Lee Child £7.99 Also new in paperback. Will this really be the end for Jack Reacher... Collaborator – Margaret Leroy £7.99 Set in Guernsey during the occupation, one woman must decide between collaboration and resistance. A must for fans of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (also available in pbk at £7.99).


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Stanpit Marsh Stanpit Marsh covers 130 acres of low lying land just beyond the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour at the Western end of Christchurch Harbour. There is a free car park at the northern end of the marsh. Usually the prepared paths on the marsh are dry and make for an easy and un-muddy walk. Circular walk of about 45 minutes.

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Social Groups & Things to Do group in the Westbourne area

Bournemouth Lions Club Empowering volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Visit www.bournemouthlions.org.uk The Westbourne Orchestral Society Practice every Friday, 7.30 - 9.30pm. Concerts are held locally and they are always happy to welcome new members. For more info visit: www.westbourne-orchestra.co.uk Reading Group (Booktalk) 1st, 2nd & 4th Mon 5 - 6pm, 3rd Mon 6 - 7pm A social group that get together to talk about books, share their thoughts and have fun, held at Westbourne Library. Please contact the Library on 01202 761845 to check availability before attending. Westbourne Rotary Club Thursdays at 7.30am at The Savoy Hotel Email for more info: info@westbournerotary.org.uk Children's Storytime (pre-school ages) Thursdays 2.15 - 2.45pm at Westbourne Library. Please contact the Library on 01202 761845 to check availability before attending. Argyll Bowling Club Full programme throughout the season, includes regular weekday and Saturday league matches, plus friendly matches that take place during the week. Find out more: www.argyllbowlingclub.co.uk


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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival Bringing “intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town.” It includes dance, theatre, visual art, literature, film and more, across various places and spaces in Bournemouth; with over fifty exciting events open to everyone, many of which are free.

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Meridian Friends An organisation for seniors in the area. Events throughout the year and plenty of social meetings. Contact Julie on 01202 428888 to find out more. Cornerstone Provides a meeting place for older friends in the area. Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Weds of each month for interesting talks, videos, and other activities - covering a wide range of topics. Held at West Cliff Baptist Church. Bournemouth Folk Club Regular gigs held at Centre Stage (on Queens Road). Diverse range of musicians from around world. 01202 707498 or www.bournemouthfolkclub.com The Chicken Soup Choir Every Tuesday at 8pm in Centre Stage, Queens Rd Large community choir, over 60 people singing modern rock, pop and gospel songs. Regular performances at the venue and throughout the area.

What’s On Calendar See a full list of Westbourne based groups and events on our website, visit www.westbourne.info


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Answers to July Puzzles 1) Can you think of a common word that contains double C, double S and double L? Can you think of a second one? Answer: Successfull & Unsuccessfull 2) Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed. Answer: 45 3) Rearrange the letters of the following phrase to form the name of a well-known film director. COLD POPCORN AFFAIRS = Francis Ford Coppola


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An Approach to Pain The Humane Genome Project, completed in 2003, was a major landmark in modern science. It identified and mapped some 20-25,000 genes in the human DNA. The aim was to find the genetic roots to disease and develop treatments. One such discovery was the pain gene, with variations that could possibly explain why some people tolerate pain better than others. It is present in everyone, has two copies, one from each parent and makes an enzyme that helps control signals in the brain that are involved in brain response. My experience with Bowen has taught me that emotions are deeply connected to pain and vice versa. The application of this gentle but powerful muscle technique not only addresses any skeletal misalignment but also penetrates to a level where deep cellular memory is released. Some clients with muscular aches and pains often experience a reduced dependency on their pain killers after and during a course of Bowen therapy. This has to be good surely? When treating back problems that respond initially well to the technique, for example a tilted pelvis, emotional issues, in certain individuals, can often surface before the completion of three sessions. This is especially relevant if there is a psoas (core muscle) involvement. This large muscle, which is conditioned by fear, originates at the mid lumbar spine and inserts on the head of the femur, thus having a major impact on the pelvis, sacrum and hamstrings. It does not shorten like most muscles but shrinks and tightens, therefore requiring specific rest positions to relax it. Eckhart Tolle, in his book, Practising the Power of Now, has an interesting approach on the subject of pain. He calls it the pain-body of which there are two levels. The pain one creates now and the pain from the past that lives on in the mind and the body. Tolle believes that the greater part of pain is unnecessary, almost self created, as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. By becoming aware of how the mind dictates this pattern of pain, as when experiencing emotions such as: irritation, anger, destructive thoughts, sadness and depression, one becomes aware of its energy field and this very awareness lessens the hold upon the body. He gives numerous interesting techniques on control and how living in the moment allows us to take command of the eogic mind. By releasing cellular memory Bowen acts as an invaluable tool allowing the mind space to process and relinquish past traumas and emotions gently. There is no time limit to this; it is individual to each person.

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16-18 Poole Road,Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9DR

01202 760966 www.sunrise-care.co.uk

of Westbourne The high quality senior care alternative


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Westbourne Magazine - August 2011