Nov/Dec 2013 - Edition 33
STRESS FREE CHRISTMAS
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Living Room Competition
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It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Christmas edition of the Westbourne Magazine. As the shopping days until Christmas rapidly count down, it’s fantastic that so much of your Christmas shop can be completed in Westbourne. If you fancy a stress free Christmas check out COOK on page 8. Kirsty has some gift ideas on page 24 and there are many discount vouchers to be had in this edition. If you find yourself at a loose end in the holidays, have a go at the puzzles on pages 34-35. Have a great festive season and I’ll see you in 2014!
Tom Faull, - Editor
CONTENTS Local News & Events Calendar A Magical Westbourne Christmas Stress Free Christmas at COOK The Living Room Meet Domestic Angels Offers Galore at Café Argyll Living Room Competition Westbourne Area Map Christmas Gift Ideas Social Groups & Thing To Do Westbourne Music Scene The Winchester: A Creative Hub Christmas Crossword & Spot The Difference Ode to Westbourne
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Local news from Westbourne, Branksome, West Cliff & West Hill
Shop Local This Christmas With Christmas fast approaching we’d like to encourage all readers to shop local and support Westbourne businesses this festive season. With over 160 shops to choose from, Westbourne has it all. Find out more about the Westbourne Christmas event on Saturday 7th December on page 6 and keep an eye on our website (www.westbourne.info) for more news and latest offers from local traders.
Classical Concert to Benefit Local Charity Everyone is invited to a classical music concert of cello and piano duets on Saturday 23 November 2013 at 7.30pm at St.Aldhelm’s Church. The concert promises an outstanding performance from Benjamin Birtle (cello) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano) and is in aid of The Amelia- Grace Rainbow Fund, a charity that supports children in and around Dorset who are suffering from terminal, life-limiting and serious chronic illnesses. The programme includes music from Beethoven, Schumann, Bartok and Brahms. Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 at the door. There will be hot refreshments and a raffle too! For more information, please contact Wasya Birtle 07919 595 657 or email Wasyahul@gmail.com
Bournemouth’s Gardens of Light & Ice Rink The free Gardens of Light will be running from 16th November – 6th January and will include a variety of interactive displays that the whole family can enjoy. Work your way through the market and into the Lower Gardens to be amazed by the impressive lights illuminating the winter wonderland. There will also be a fantastic ice rink taking centre stage in the gardens adding the ultimate festive statement.
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Santa’s Parade in Poole Santa arrives on Poole Quay, by RNLI Lifeboat, on his way to the Dolphin Centre. From 10.30am. 21 Nov Royal Marines Christmas Special at Bournemouth Pavilion. World famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers, starting 7.30pm. Tickets £17 to £21. Tickets 0844 576 3000. 1 & 12 Dec Bournemouth Christmas Parade will be taking place on 1st and 12th of December in Bournemouth town centre. See www.visitbournemouth.com 7 Dec Breakfast with Father Christmas at Compton Acres Enjoy a full English breakfast from 9am in the café followed by a visit from the busy man himself. Tickets £12.95 and also on 14, 21, 22 & 23 December visit Santa in his Grotto from 11.30am-3pm. Booking essential 01202 700778. 7 Dec A Magical Westbourne Christmas 10am - 4pm, see page 6 14-15 Dec Family Christmas Day at the Russell-Cotes Your chance to meet Father Christmas in his grotto and receive a present (charges apply). After you’ve seen Father Christmas why not get involved in the Christmas craft session, where you can have the chance to make your own festive Christmas creations. 14 Dec Cool Coast Ice Rink Ice skating is back at the BIC this winter! Cool Coast Ice Rink is 23 Feb the South Coast’s biggest indoor seasonal ice rink. A fun and healthy all-weather activity, it’s perfect for kids and adults alike! 25 Dec Merry Christmas!
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A Magical Westbourne Christmas Saturday 7th December
We had a chat with Jackie from the Westbourne Traders Association to find out about this year’s Christmas event. Jackie said, “Last year’s event was a great success and brought a lot of people into Westbourne. We hope that this year will be equally successful. Once again there will be a Farmers Market in Landseer Road - a very popular addition to Westbourne last year. There are also going to be two live performance areas. One outside Marks and Spencer and one outside SO furniture. In these areas there will be a variety of acts from singers, magicians, illusionists, The Salvation Army band and much more. We will also have stilt walkers and street entertainers.” Santa will be visiting his Grotto in the Arcade, accompanied by his elves (helped by Westbourne Rotary Club) along with a fantastic balloon modeller. Robert in Trebles Butchers will be holding a sausage eating competition, along with free tastings. Fire Radio will be helping switch on the Westbourne Christmas lights at 4pm outside M&S to bring the day to an end. Westbourne is the ideal shopping destination at Christmas, with so many unique and individual shops you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. Share your photos from the day email email@example.com or tweet us @westbourneinfo
Stress Free Christmas at COOK An amazing Christmas selection from COOK in Westbourne
COOK, now in their third year in Westbourne, have all the ingredients needed for a stress free Christmas. We decided to have a dig around their freezers to pick our choice selection for this years celebrations. Below is just a small selection of treats on offer. Elaine and the team in COOK Westbourne are always on hand to advise, suggest other options and there’s usually a good few free samples to try too! Stress-Free Christmas Lunch (serves 8 for £100) Includes everything from Stuffed Crown of Turkey and Goose Fat Roast Potatoes to the stuffing, gravy and all the trimmings. Chicken Cushion (serves 2 for £13.95) A beautiful Chicken Cushion made from corn-fed chicken breasts wrapped in sweet-cure bacon with a fig and brandy stuffing. Served with a Madeira jus. Serve with any combination of Goose Fat Roast Potatoes, New Brussels Sprouts, New Dauphinoise Potatoes with Taleggio and Gruyere Cheese, Parmesan Parnsips, Heritage Carrots. Partridge & Pears (serves 2 for £15.95) What could be more festive than a partridge in a pear tree? The partridge come from some of the finest sporting estates in the Vale of York and the Pennines and are served with pear slices and a sprig of thyme. The intensely flavoured Port Wine Jus can be served separately in a jug. Serve with Creamy Mash or New Dauphinoise Potatoes, with green beans on the side. Double Chocolate Bomb (serves up to 10 for £15) Indulgent, chocolate mousse inside marsala-soaked, chocolate sponge, covered with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa. With a “surprise” soft, raspberry toffee middle. Serve with a sparkler! All meals are prepared by hand at the COOK Kitchen using exactly the same ingredients and techniques you would at home so everything looks and tastes homemade. So whatever the occasion - from Christmas Day lunch, to drinks parties, dinner with friends, or simply feeding the family let COOK cook for you so you can concentrate on enjoying the festivities.
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The Living Room Coffee Lounge & Award Winning B&B
We met up for a coffee with Teresa and Zak, a mother and son team, who recently took over The Living Room in Alum Chine. Situated on Alumhurst Road, just a ten minute walk from Westbourne, The Living Room is an award winning independent bed and breakfast and coffee lounge, open to non-residents for tasty brunches, lunches or just one of their amazing coffees. Winners of Bournemouth Tourism Guest Accommodation of the Year, AA Breakfast Award and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, The Living Room already has a loyal local following but remains somewhat one of Westbourne’s hidden gems. You will find comfy couches, free Wi-Fi, a big front garden and an open fireplace you can curl up in front of. The menu is an inspired and eclectic selection of dishes, daily specials and take-aways. Zak told us more about the homemade fare, “We make delicious full cooked breakfast options from the classic to the more unusual. Why not try our Green Eggs & Jam, Pulled Pork Melt, Ham Hock Hash or homemade granola. We also have plenty of tasty vegetarian or gluten free options. Our infamous home cooked chilli jam is something people come back for alone!” Coffee geeks take note, at The Living Room your Cup of Joe is freshly ground and hand pulled, sourced from the exclusive Somerset based coffee roasting company Martin Carwardine & Co. The blend is Fairtrade and organic and The Living Room is the only stockist in the area. Living Room Private Hire The Living Room is available to hire for catered private meetings or social gatherings and an ideal space for small work conferences or workshops. Local social groups are invited to reserve the space for free, subject to availability. The Living Room B&B is also perfect for private parties or gatherings as well as individual rooms. Contact Teresa or Zak on 01202 761135 for more information or to book.
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Meet Domestic Angels Helping people in their homes
Samantha Acton has been the owner of Domestic Angels for over a decade. The Angels provide cleaning and home help services to the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas. From weekly cleaning to spring-cleans, ironing to general housework, theyâ€™ll take the work off your hands and a load off your mind. Their home help service provides a friendly pair of hands for those requiring extra attention. Daily visits help with meals, cleaning and shopping, but above all they provide a trusted friendly face. Gaynor Tilley of Southbourne told us of her experience with Domestic Angels, "I hired a cleaner from Domestic Angels over 4 years ago and throughout that time Samantha has always provided great staff who do a thorough job. Since then the way Samantha also dealt with a delicate family situation in caring for an elderly family member highlighted the 'personable' side to this business. I know I can trust Domestic Angels and Samantha to do a great job every week." If you would like to talk about how Domestic Angels could help you in your home, call Samantha on 01202 267350.
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Offers Galore at Café Argyll Open All Year
Now in their third year and delighted to be open through the winter, we met up with John and the staff from Café Argyll, a warm and welcoming eatery within the grounds of the Argyll Bowling Club on West Cliff. Professional chef John, who trained at The Carlton has worked in France and was a finalist of National Chef of the Year, heads things in the kitchen. Along with second chef Matt, who has worked for Rick Stein, John puts together delicious dishes with top quality, locally sourced, produce. From homemade soup, cottage pies, hand beer battered fish and chips to a tempting selection of local cakes and New Forest Ice Cream, the menu has something to please all tastes. “Café Argyll is open all year round and also open to the public from 10am every day”, explained John. There is free parking available on West Overcliff Drive and the café is just a few minutes walk from the Tropical Gardens if you fancy an after dinner amble to walk off one of their delicious desserts. Souper Offer! Visit on Mondays and Tuesdays and be treated to a FREE soup starter with every main meal ordered from the specials board. Check out the page opposite for more offers and details of the popular Christmas Menu. These events sell out quickly, so book a table on 01202 762328 to avoid disappointment.
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Living Room Competition Win a top notch meal for two
In our Christmas competition you have the chance to win a delicious meal for 2, complete with a bottle of wine, at The Either enter for free on our website (www.westbourne.info) or email your answer to the question below with your name/address to email@example.com - also include where you picked up or read the Westbourne Magazine.
HINT Competition Question: : see p age 1 What flavour jam is The Living Room famous for? 2 a. Chilli b. Gooseberry c. Mackerel One correct winner will be picked at random and informed by email. One entry per person. The judges decision is final. There is no cash alternative. Your information is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998. Competition closes 31st December 2013.
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Christmas Gifts Ideas and More from Kirsty Robinson at The Westbourne Bookshop
Welcome to the Christmas Book Review. As ever, the choice of great books this Christmas is overwhelming, but some of our particular favourites are featured opposite. If you pick up a FREE copy of our Christmas Books Catalogue there are many more suggestions, and this year we have been able to offer special prices on an even larger range of new titles. Signed Editions Signed editions always make a wonderful Christmas gift and at the time of going to press we have books signed by Joanna Trollope, Frederick Forsyth, Mo Farah and David Gower. They sell like hot cakes so don’t leave it too late.
Don’t forget that we also have a selection of traditional and modern Christmas Cards, Moleskine and Paperblanks Diaries, Gibson’s Jigsaws and Playing Cards and a selection of popular branded Board Games, including Scrabble, Boggle and Bananagrams. We also have lots of choice in Calendar designs and a wide range of musical Christmas classics on CD. Join us for Wine and Nibbles Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to all the loyal customers who continue to support us. We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and to that end will be offering our usual selection of wine and nibbles on Saturday 7th and Saturday 21st December (and maybe a couple of days in between). Best wishes from Kirsty, Joanna, Sarah and Mary.
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£ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck £9.99 RRP £12.99 (due 6th November) Greg Heffley is on a losing streak. His best friend has ditched him and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes Greg decides to turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space £15.99 This super cool book has everything you need to know about our universe, including gravity, time and extra-terrestrial life. Playbook Pirates £14.99 A great novelty for pre-school children, this pop-up storybook transforms into a 3D ocean landscape play-mat with cut-out cardboard pirates, parrots and pop-up ships. It will provide hours of play before being stored safely away in its own carry case.
Great Gifts Broken Road – Patrick Leigh Fermor £20 RRP £25 The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book £11.99 The original and best, Hugh’s Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. 37th edition. True Grit – Bear Grylls £16 RRP £20 In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life.
Festive Funnies Best of Matt 2013 - £6.99 A hilarious selection from the Telegraph cartoonist. Am I Missing Something...? Unpublished Letters to the Telegraph Vol. 5 £9.99 The year in politics, royalty, sport and broadcasting through the eyes of Daily Telegraph readers. Sign Language 3 – £8.99 Windy Women, Yu-Smell, and “This Door is not a Door”... PLUS: Private Eye Annual £9.99, Pick of the Oldie £9.99, Friendship Book £6.99, Fireside Book £6.99
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Introduces music to babies and young children in a way they can easily understand while having plenty of fun. Westbourne classes on Monday mornings. Esther. 01202 461943. firstname.lastname@example.org Bourne Social Looking to expand your social life? Bourne Social is for anyone who wants to expand their social life and meeting new people. Annual fee just £7.50. www.meetup.com/Bourne-Social Musical Steps www.musicalsteps.co.uk Inspiring and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Friday mornings at St.John’s Church Hall, Surrey Road, BH12 1EG. Heather Smith. 0845 643 5025. email@example.com Zumba Gold – For Active Older Adults & Beginners The low intensity dance fitness class. Thursdays 2pm 2.50pm at St Ambrose Church Hall BH4 8BE. £4.50 per class drop in. Kathie. 0777 565 1566. www.zumbainbournemouth.co.uk The Community Coffee Cup Every Weds from 12-2pm at the meeting room at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Westbourne. Free to attend and meet others in the local community. Anne 01202 767370 / Safer Neighbourhood Team 07717 201135
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Probus Club of Bournemouth & District We offer a warm welcome to new members. We meet monthly for lunch including guest speakers and we also offer coffee mornings and outings. Paul Newsome. 01202 553113. www.probusbournemouth.org
Gentle Pilates – For Active Older Adults & Beginners Improve posture & flexibility, strengthen tummy & back muscles. Mondays from 2pm at St Ambrose Church Hall BH4 8BE. £5 per class drop in – bring your own mat. Kathie. 0777 565 1566.
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Westbourne’s Music Scene Aaron Gregory’s Local Music Guide
About Aaron Gregory We’re delighted to have Aaron Gregory on board writing our regular local music scene column. Aaron is a Bournemouth based singer songwriter who has been described by Rock Regeneration as a pillar of the local music scene. Photo by Grant David Read © 2013
I was probably not the only one to feel a little down as this years amazing summer drew to a close. This year brought the warmest summer for years, AFC Bournemouth winning promotion to the almighty championship, Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys storming Glastonbury and a full range of brilliant sun kissed activities to the town of Bournemouth. However there is no reason to be down because for music the fun has only just started as we approach Christmas and New Year. Christmas for gigs and music is traditionally one of the best periods of the year and in Westbourne it is really hotting up to be an exciting festive period. The Winchester is a venue that continues to move forward and I truly recommend it for any night of the week because it always offers some great entertainment from music of all genres to comedy and poetry. One of the highlights of the month for me is on 19 November featuring Ruarri Joseph performing at the Winchester. He has been all over the country and has been described as one of the best songwriters in the UK. The NME describe him as Bob Dylan had he grown up in Cornwall. To see him play at such an intimate venue then should not be missed as he looks to be one of the key stars of 2014.
If you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas presents, a fantastic record store has opened not far from Westbourne in St Michaels Road. Flat 13 Records is an absolute delight if you love CDs, books and vinyl. They stock old and new vinyl and have some real rarities in there. The staff who run the shop are honest, knowledgeable and dedicated and they are really worth paying a visit. They aim to expand the store soon and start introducing live music so watches this space! Sadly my last word is a reflective one on the closure of the Centre Stage in Westbourne. This follows hotly on the heels of Champions closing down just six months before. Both were fantastic venues and so important for grass roots musicians and comedians. This is why it is so important to support grass roots venues but more importantly you will never be disappointed because the talent on display is so good. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and look forward to seeing you all soon - you’re invited to my next performance at The Grove Tavern in Southbourne on the 2nd December. Flat 13 Records 9 St Michaels Rd, BH2 5DP 01202 951538
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Aaron’s Top Five And finally, five more unmissable shows coming up across the area: 14 November: Future Of The Left, Sixty Million Postcards 5 December: Happy Mondays @ The O2 Academy Boscombe 7 December: Tenacious D @ The O2 Academy Boscombe 14 December: Jazz Morley @ The Winchester, Bournemouth 26 December: Yoofs @ Cellar Bar, Boscombe
The Winchester: A Creative Hub for all of Bournemouth
Minutes from Westbourne in the bustling triangle, The Winchester is the premier arts and entertainments venue. We went to find out more and what it has to offer. Through the old doors of this historic building you will find a characterful and unique space, that allows each event to have its own distinctive feel. Working with the cream of Bournemouth's event organisers and talent, to provide experiences you won't forget, The Winchester is dedicated to supporting the thriving arts and music scene. Committed to providing diverse entertainment for all, whether it is art, spoken word, theatre, comedy, dance, film, fashion, live music or the latest clubbing experience. The Winchester caters for all ages and tastes, itâ€™s purpose to provide a home for more challenging, less commercial arts & entertainment giving it an audience and chance to flourish in a unique and intimate space that has a warm, friendly and vibrant atmosphere. The venue has played host to a wealth of creative talent in the last 5 years and intends to maintain this high standard. Regular nights include unmissable performance poetry with Freeway Poets. A night that combines an Open-Mic poetry session where the public can participate on stage with their own expressions, thoughts & word. There are also guest slots from the best, most exciting poets on the national circuit. There are also stunning visuals, vegetarian food, henna and jewellery stalls and impromptu live music. All this on the first Wednesday of each month. The Winchester is also involved in some high profile cultural events in the area such as Purbeck Film Festival and Arts by the Sea Festival. The Winchester holds a 24 hour license has good disabled access and is available for day and night hire for local social groups, classes, business conference, performance groups, bands, club nights or events, if you would like to use the space please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGHLIGHTS IN NOVEMBER 5th - Willie & The Bandits 6th - Freeway Poets - Parisian Delights 9th - DJ Jumpin Jack Frost 10th - Thirsty Men
with support from Hope & The New Flower Generations
19th - Ruarri Joseph 22nd - Dubheart Live See our website for all the upcoming events www.thewinchesterbournemouth.co.uk 39 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5PW
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Ode to Westbourne by Colin Wildman
Many thanks to local resident Colin Wildman for his poem that just about sums up Westbourne perfectly. What better way to end the last edition of the year than with a reminder of how lucky we are to live, work or visit this corner of Bournemouth! It’s a corner of Bournemouth, before you enter Poole Well served by buses, one a minute as a rule Mobility friendly, no steps or hills to climb It’s difficult to imagine where else to spend my time It’s rather like a village, in the Cotswolds or Devon But ladies, I tell you this is shopping heaven! Everywhere is cared for, and you’ll find lots of seating If you’re done with shopping, you’re spoilt for choice for eating With coffee shops and tearooms, and cakes a speciality And every kind of restaurant of every nationality You can buy anything in Westbourne, not just food If you’re so inclined you can even be tattooed The many independent shops make it really very pleasant So you’ll never fail to find that very special present There are ten shops for ladies, bursting with fashion And sixteen others, if pampering is your passion From vintage wear to swimwear and everything besides And jewellers and gowns for all the lucky brides From a second-hand guitar to interior design Or a mask, for to you look like Frankenstein An exquisite work of art, a snazzy pair of shoes Read the latest books, go and book a cruise There's more variety in Westbourne than anywhere else Plus a little Tesco, but every little helps It’s proud of its heritage, and the quaint arcade And the lovely garden where a famous author stayed It has to be the best and unique Bournemouth corner And I am proud to call myself … a Westbourner!
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