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ISSUE 144 JULY 2017

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Welcome Welcome to our first Summer issue – perfect for reading in a deckchair in the garden. Read the latest news from Ibstock Surgery & Ashby Museum, top tips from local Health & Fitness expert Mark at MP Personal Training or try your hand at the puzzles. If you’re feeling more energetic and looking for ideas on places to go and things to do see our What’s On pages, the latest update from The Palace and this month’s Walk in the Forest. Don’t forget at the end of this month Heather Scarecrow Festival returns – a great day out for all the family and in July’s competition you could WIN two weekend camping tickets to the upcoming Back to the COPY 80s & 90s Festival at Cattows Farm.

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IN THIS ISSUE

Contents Heather Scarecrow Festival

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Competition - WIN Festival Tickets 14 The 1620’s House & Garden

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Community Board

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In Your Garden

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Spotlight On …..

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What’s On

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56 Ibstock & Barleston Surgery News 50 Quiz

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Health & Fitness Advice

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Swannington Heritage Trust

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A Walk in the Forest

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Recipe of the Month

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Ashby Museum News

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What’s On at the Palace

Book Reviews

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Puzzle Solutions

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Puzzle Page

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Business Directory

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SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Heather Scarecrow Festival The hugely popular Heather Scarecrow Festival returns this year and will be running from 11 am on Sunday 30th July until 6pm on Sunday 6th August. For anybody who has not heard of the festival before, this is no ordinary scarecrow trail. Throughout the village of Heather the gardens are filled with scarecrows - some of celebrities, some of them topical, many of them cheerfully daft, and all competing for the votes of the people who come from miles around to see them. Having attended the festival last year I can highly recommend it as a great day out which the little ones will absolutely love. Grab your guide and make your way round spotting scarecrow after scarecrow – no two are the same and you don’t have to walk far to spot the next one. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite once you’ve seen them all. There will be ample free parking at Heather St John’s Football Club (LE67 2QJ). Admission is free and guides are available for £2 to help visitors find all the Scarecrows and vote for their favourite. More details can be found on their website www.heatherscarecrowfestival.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter. All money raised through the sale of Scarecrow Guides goes straight back into the village or donated to groups in, or associated with Heather. From the proceeds of last year’s festival donations were made to village groups such as the School & Pre-school, St John the Baptist Church and Heather St John’s Football Club for ongoing projects and equipment.

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For a whole weekend of retro music and summer nostalgia look no further than Cattows Farm in Heather as the Back to the 80’s & 90’s Festival returns following a massively successful launch event last summer. (Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017). There’s a fabulous line-up including A1, 911, S Club Party, Five, Heaven 17, the Cheeky Girls and of course the fabulous Chesney Hawkes as well as many many more!! If all that dancing and singing makes you thirsty you’ll be glad to see the addition this year of beautifully refreshing iced cocktails and prosecco served from the vintage styled Bar Basso. See www.back2festivals.co.uk for details of the full line up, prices & tickets. One lucky person could WIN two adult weekend camping tickets to this year’s Back to the 80’s &

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90’s Festival worth £99.99 each. To be in with a chance of winning simply mail us at: Competition, Whats Around, Castle House, South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1BR or email us at: competition@whatsaround.co.uk with the subject line ‘Back to the 80’s & 90’s Festival Competition’ and your contact details. Entries close on Friday 21st July. The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. The winners name will also be published on our Facebook page. Multiple or automated entries are not allowed. We will not pass your details to any third party. Terms and conditions apply.


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THE 1620’S HOUSE AND GARDEN

Music, theatre and garden fun this month at the 1620s House and Garden Summer is here and there is no better time to visit! The period gardens are in full bloom and the 1620s team is waiting to welcome you to explore the house and get hands on with its contents. The site is open Thursday to Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm. The activities this month include: Saturday 1st July 11am – 4pm the Friends Jacobean Craft Group will meet, as they do every first Saturday of the month, to work on current sewing and embroidery projects. Usual house entry applies. Sunday 16th July 1.30-3.30pm Join Nick Gravestock in the Great Chamber for an afternoon of late Elizabethan and Jacobean lute and guitar music played on replica period instruments. Usual house entry applies. Sunday 23rd July 7-10pm Heartbreak Productions present a rollicking 1920s adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew in the gardens. Ticketed event.

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Wednesday 26th July 7.30pm As part of the Festival of Archaeology, Peter Liddle will give a talk on The Medieval Manor Houses of Leicestershire (including Donington) in the barn. Ticketed event. If you go down to the site on Thursday 27th July 12 – 3pm you’re in for a big surprise, unless you are expecting a teddy bear’s picnic! Bring teddy and a picnic and along to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games in the gardens. Usual house entry applies. Sunday 30th July 2.30pm Christina Smee will give a talk on Herblore in barn tea rooms. Usual house entry applies. Visit www.doningtonleheath.org.uk for more details and ticket prices.

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Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation - Volunteer Recruitment Day Wednesday 12th July from 1.30pm to 8pm at Ulverscroft Activity Centre, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, LE67 9PH. Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation relies on its volunteer support and is currently looking for more volunteers to offer support, care and friendship to a wide variety of people. For more information regarding volunteering and the work of the Foundation drop in on 12th July or call Rachel Lowe on 01530 244 914.

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IN YOUR GARDEN

Slippery decks–no more! Natural wood is a beautiful material, but using it outside for a deck or a pathway is something I never suggest to clients. This is because timber decking is high maintenance, and usually becomes extremely slippery and hazardous, especially in icy conditions. There are thankfully many superb alternatives to wood in the form of composite materials. These products can be mistaken for real timber, and look fabulous. They are relatively maintenance free too. I recently designed a walkway and deck around a pond using composite boards, and chose a plank style which was heavily grained and appeared to be roughly sawn. The effect was of an old rustic board – without the warping! Often around ponds and areas of natural planting, the deep grain and dark colours can be in keeping with a rural location. There are colours available ranging from nearly black to a variety of browns and greys. The grain can be smooth, giving a modern and minimal effect, or alternatively an enhanced and deeper grain can appear quite traditional. To make these lookalike products realistic, actual real timbers are used to create the moulds for

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the grain. Generally the decking comes in planks 200mm wide and lengths of 3600mm. Careful and elegant detailing is possible with bull-nose edging strips, most useful for steps and corners. I particularly like the option of flexible fascias, for creating curves on circular decks or as risers on curved steps. Most of these wood lookalike decking products contain no wood at all and are promoted as highly resistant to algae growth and have very good anti- slip properties. The downside is that they are an expensive material. Some companies offer a 25 year guarantee which is reassuring, particularly considering the financial outlay. There are other additional costs to be aware of. To ensure the warranty is effective, you may be required to use the manufacturer’s own products for the sub base and fixings. Installation details need to be studied as the product has to be handled and stored to the specification and laying guides. That said, these composite deck materials look beautiful in the right place, and are especially good in or next to water. Happy gardening!


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SPOTLIGHT ON...

Heather Juniors Football Academy

Each month we turn the spotlight on a local charity and tell you more about the valuable work they do within our community. This month we take a closer look at Heather Junior Football Academy who are a registered charity providing local boys and girls aged between 4 and 9 years old with the opportunity to regularly meet and spend time together, keep fit and develop team skills.

All of the coaches at the academy are fully FA qualified and experienced in delivering enjoyable, structured sessions for children of this age group. They are part of Premier Sports which is the UK’s largest coaching company supporting both teachers and parents in helping kids to get active.

Sessions take place on the grass pitches of the football club and offer excellent facilities for children and parents with toilets and refreshments available. They provide a fantastic introduction to football and are a great confidence builder where children have the opportunity to make new friends outside of school.

Another parent James comments; “The Heather St. John’s F.C. junior football academy is an excellent way to introduce children to football. Both of my children have attended the academy and thoroughly enjoyed the high standard of coaching in a fun and positive environment. The academy is a perfect transition between an introduction to football and starting structured play in the Heather St. John’s Junior teams, a route both my children have taken.”

Heather Juniors currently have 15 teams ranging from U7’s – U17’s and also hold a number of fun social events throughout the year including Halloween and Christmas parties, Chocolate Bingo, Football Fun Days and an end of season Football Presentation. Amy, parent of a current team member agrees; “Heather Academy is a great place to send your children as their first experience of football. My son thoroughly enjoys the sessions and is utterly disappointed if he ever has to miss one...Sam and his assistants ensure that the activities are fun and engage all children which results in children returning week in week out.”

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The sessions run every Saturday starting at 09:30am until 11:00am – no need to pre-book, just turn up on the day! Why not head down this weekend and let your kids give it a go.

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From beautiful, hand-carved French style bed frames to elegant and timeless upholstered beds, FABCO offer their customers great choices, quality and value for money. There are many quality beds, mattresses and beautiful headboards to choose from. Fabco’s ‘Sealy Studio’ has many of Sealy’s top models on display for you to try out. There’s also Luxury British Handmade beds from Relyon and Somnus and many more at their Ashby showroom. Once you walk through the showroom doors you’ll feel at ease, as their aim is to be on hand to answer any questions you may have; but there’s definitely a ‘no-hassle’ policy in force and reassuringly no high pressure sales. The delivery of your bed is easy peasy too: their Premier Delivery service includes, assembly of your new bed and removal of the packaging, for recycling or re-use. Why not visit FABCO Ashby’s biggest bed showroom and try all the latest bed and mattress collections for yourself? They are open 7-days a week and are located next to Aldi, opposite Pets at Home and Wickes.

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Saturday 1st July Wildflower ID for Beginners

Head down to beautiful Thornton Reservoir and spend the day learning to identify common summer wildflowers. This course will run from 10am to 3pm and be entirely outdoors whatever the weather. Wheelchair accessible includes 2.5km minimum distance. Cost: £30 / £20 to Stepping Stones area residents. Email Clive Forty at c.forty@tcv.org.uk for details.

Sunday 2nd July Market Bosworth Country Show

A popular, one day, agricultural event run to provide a fun day out for all the family and raise money for charity. Thrilling helicopter rides, Falconry, Country Crafts, Vintage Tractors, Flower Show, Cattle Parade and more... Cow Pastures Farm, The Park, Market Bosworth, CV13 0DP. 9am to 5pm cost £4 to £20. For more info and to book tickets see www.marketbosworthshow.co.uk

Sunday 9th July Swannington Open Gardens

12 gardens covering a range of garden types, shapes and sizes are taking part in this charity event. A

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variety of refreshments available throughout the village. Plus, an Art Exhibition, a Brass Band, Classic Cars and Mini Golf. Charities to benefit are LOROS, MSA Trust, Edgars Gift and Swannington Village. Passport adult entry £4.00 available at all participating gardens and venues. Children under 16 free. Visit: Facebook Swannington Open Gardens for other information & route map or call Barbara 07900 128962 or email swanningtonnews@gmail.com

Sunday 9th July Summer Fete

In association with Box Motor Club, the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation will be hosting its annual summer fete, car show, craft fair, dog show and family fun day at Ulverscroft Manor, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft, LE67 9PH from 10am to 4pm. Browse a pop up charity shop, enter the fun dog show and delight in some delicious refreshments. Entry is £5 per person, with under 16’s free! For more details please contact Helen Baxter on 01530 244 914.

Sunday 9th July The Big Summer Sing!

Celebrating wood and water, Roots Community Singers will lead you in a raft of songs celebrating our local and national heritage.

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Free entry at Moira Furnace from 12noon onwards. Bring your chairs, picnics and voices for an afternoon of rollicking good entertainment. For more details call Ruth on 07753 149 959.

Friday 14th July Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Catch this hugely successful adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens lead an all-star cast which also includes Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan & Emma Thompson. Century Theatre, Coalville, 7.30pm. Cost £3.50 pay on the door. See www.centurytheatre.co.uk

Fri 14th & Sat 15th July Cats: The Musical

Performing Stars Academy present their production of ‘CATS’ at 7.30pm on Friday and 6:30pm on Saturday at Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent. Tickets cost£12 (£10 under 16’s) Call 01283 508 100 or visit www.performingstars.co.uk/

Sunday 16th July Lute Music in the Great Chamber

Nick Gravestock will be playing a replica 1583 lute and a renaissance guitar dressed in costume of the


late Elizabethan period. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. This is included in the price of admission to the 1620s House & Garden. Visit: www. doningtonleheath.org.uk/events/ lute-music-in-the-great-chamber/ for details.

Battlefield, which is one of the many events taking place during The Festival of British Archaeology (15th to 30th July). Tickets cost £6.Pre booking is recommended by calling 01455 290429 or online at www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk

Wednesday 19th July Dementia Friends Information Session

Friday 21st July Lego: Batman Movie (U)

Timms are proud to be part of the Alzheimer Society‘s Dementia Friends initiative. They will be running sessions at their Ashby office at 2.30pm and would love you to get involved. If you have not encountered Dementia Friends before it’s a completely free presentation given by a Dementia Friends Champion which lasts 45/60 minutes. The sessions are free but booking is essential. Please contact Amy Quinn on 01530 564 498 or at a.quinn@timms-law. com or visit www.timms-law. com/timms-solicitors-alzheimerssociety-dementia-friends

Wednesday 19th July Dissolution: Monasteries to Mansions Talk

Join Peter Liddle between 7.30pm and 9.00pm for this talk in the Heritage Room at Bosworth

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. Century Theatre, Coalville, 2.30pm. Cost £3.50 pay on the door. See www.centurytheatre. co.uk

Sunday 23rd July Short Orienteering walk

This 3 mile walk involves finding 5 locations and writing down the information required. Please bring paper and a pen with you. This is being run by the Coalville Ramblers and they look forward to welcoming everyone. Meet at 10am, Moira Furnace. Free. Visit: www.ramblers.org/coalville for more information email Ruth Middleton on rosekeats@icloud. com or call 0787 243 5477.

Wednesday 23rd July The Taming of the Shrew

Enjoy an open air performance of The Taming of the Shrew in a beautiful setting of the 1620’s House and Garden. See Heartbreak’s humorous and playful production of this unlikely love story as two people come to know each other and understand what magic is needed to create the “perfect” marriage. Recommended age: 8+. 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm. Tickets £12.50 adult, £10 concession, £9 child, available from The Box Office on 01455 290 429 or visit www. doningtonleheath.org.uk/events/ the-taming-of-the-shrew/

Tuesday 25th July Grab a bargain at the Shuttlewood Clarke Car Boot Sale

10am to 2pm at Ulverscroft Grange, Whitwick Road, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire LE67 9QB. Entry - £5 per car and £7 per van. Trailers admitted at £2 extra. Vehicle access will be from 8.30am onwards. Entrance to the sale field 50 pence per person. For more information please contact Helen Baxter on 01530 244914, email hello@ shuttlewood-clarke.org or visit www.shuttlewood –clarke.org It’s FREE to put community information on this page or on our website. Please submit your full event details online at www.whatsaround.co.uk/submit-event.php Deadline for submissions for the Community Board or What’s On pages for the August issue is Thursday 13th July. Information is published subject to space being available. Ashby Life cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services appearing in the magazine. For any queries please email admin@whatsaround.co.uk

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Th his walk is a little further out han usual but well worth the th trrip. Beacon Hill Country Park is a beautiful spot and there is lo ots to see and do on this walk m making it ideal for a family trip o En route you can spot the out. chainsaw carvings, explore the spookyy rhododendron labyrinth and look out fo for the alpacaas, cattle and sheep which graze the hillside. The paths are all good ws make it but be prepared for a bit of a climb - the view well worth the effort though. There is a charge fo or the car park which works on a ticket system with a machine to pay before leaving. It cost me ÂŁ3 for 2 hours parking - the walk takes a little under 90 minutes but you may well want to stay longer. There are plenty of good places to enjoy a picnic.

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Beacon Hill Country Park is close to Woodhouse Eaves, just outside Loughborough. Our walk starts from the Upper Car Park (1) which is accessed from Beacon Road. For Sat Nav users, the postcode is LE12 8SP.

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Leave the car park via the p the hillside taking you wide hard path that curves up u will soon arrive at a to the right of the beacon (2). You wooden barrier with a carving of a shepherd beside it. Turn left here and then follow the path through a small metal gate onto the hillsside. Leaving the gravel path bear right up the grasss to visit the trig point at the summit of the hill (3) and enjoy the far reaching views. Bear left to re-jo oin the gravel path and then stay on this path as itt takes you around the hillside. You will pass a sig gn telling you about the geology of the area and the en, as you drop back downhill, a wonderful caarving of a face. After a while a secon nd small metaal g gate will take you off the hillside and into a flatter, more woode ed area.

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K Keep straig ght ahead, ignoring tw wo path hs off to your left leading to the Natural Play Area. On your right you will pass by Gerry’s Hut, the working area of the parks Artist in Residence, Peter Leadbeater. Soon the

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Lower Car Park is visible ahead of you. Before reaching the car park there is an impressively large sculpture e of an axe man (4) - turn right by this sculpture, following ga green arrow for the labyrinth onto a grassy path uphill. At the top of this path turn left, again following a labyrinth arrow. Stay on this gravel path for a short distance and then, just before reacching the end of the path, turn right to access the labyrinth.

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A spooky looking path along a boardwalk takes yo ou into the labyrinth - keep left where the path splits. Carry on around the lab byrinth (5) until you see a sm mall wooden gate through the bushes on your left. Tu urn leftt, go through the gaate and, leaving the labyrinth behind you, turn righ b ht along the gravel path. Thiss path p h curves around the opposite side of th he hill. Stay on o itt until you go th hroug gh a wide gateway in a dry s waall (6) wh herre the path stone enters e a more woo oded area. Immediately I afte er this gateway t turn right onto a narrow track t that leads up a slope with the dry sstone wall on your right. At the ttop of the slo ope you reach the same labyriinth signpost that you passed eaarlier, but from the oppositte direction this time. Turn lleft f (a (away ffrom the h labyrinth) along the hardcore path.

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ASHBY MUSEUM NEWS

July Museum News On June 27th we were delighted to welcome Glenfield U3A to the Museum. They were given a town history walk, lunch and a talk on Ashby as a Spa Town. We will be equally pleased to host any Ashby, or surrounding history group, for walks and talks tailored to their interest. More than 30 of our volunteers attended a coffee morning in May, when they were given a short presentation by the chairmen of the Trustees and Friends committee. Some lively discussion ensued and everyone had a great time. Why not come and join this wonderful group – you will be given a very warm welcome. Just come to the museum (Monday or Wednesday morning) or call 01530 560 090. Over the Whitsun Bank Holiday we were pleased to be included in the Ashby Arts Festival – Lesley Hextall’s photographs were highly commended. The 2017 edition of Ashby Past and Present is now available. Contributions this year include Louch’s Commercial School: Rev. W.H. Coleman, botanist,

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geologist and schoolmaster: Rev. Thomas Bate and the Ashby Parish Library: The Briggs Brothers and two book reviews. The new temporary exhibition ‘The Past and Material Culture’ will run for the whole of June and July. HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY AT ASHBY MUSEUM is on Saturday 22nd July from 11am to 4pm have a go at excavating your own finds and making your own timelines. Create your own artwork inspired by the past and its peoples. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Friends of Ashby Museum Martin Vaughan’s illustrated talk in May on local wildlife photography was very well received and the Museum would like to thank all who attended.


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BOOK REVIEWS

Summer Escapes

From future catastrophes to whole new worlds, this month’s reads are pure escapism. The Night Brother Rosie Garland Two souls – one body. Nineteenth century Manchester is home to Edie by day and Gnome by night. But as both start to resent the other’s presence, an internal war breaks out which threatens to tear them apart. Throw in suffragettes, love affairs and family dynamics, and you have a truly absorbing read. If you enjoyed Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, or anything by Angela Carter, this book is for you.

The Space Between the Stars Anne Corlett Jamie survives a virus that’s wiped out most of humanity. She’s on a planet far from home, and far from Daniel – the man she once loved. Together with the handful of other survivors she finds, Jamie sets out on the long journey across the stars back to Earth. If you’re not a scifi fan, don’t let that put you off. The Space Between the Stars is much more about human relationships and fragile societies than it is about space ships. This has summer bestseller written all over it.

Menagerie Rachel Vincent A travelling carnival has come to town, complete with its menagerie of fantastical beings. Delilah has always thought herself human, but her reaction at the exhibits’ treatment is anything but, and she is locked away and put on display herself. Delilah befriends her fellow captives, refuses to accept her slavery and forms an uneasy alliance with one of her ‘handlers’. But is escape really an option in a world where she has fewer rights than an animal? An easy, enjoyable read, perfect for the sun lounger.

Naondel Maria Turtschaninoff 19 year old Kariba falls for a powerhungry young man and reveals to him the secrets of her family’s spring: it can foretell the future and bestow health or harm. Once Iskan has harnessed the spring’s power, there is little anyone can do to stop him. He starts collecting women to his harem, treating them as little more than playthings. Naondel is told from the point of view of Kariba and the other women, over the span of several decades. Beautifully written, and at times quite harrowing, this will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin A boy wizard learning to control his powers, mystical lands, magical battles, dragons – this book has them all. First published in 1968, A Wizard of Earthsea tells the story of Ged – a boy who saves his village from attack and is sent to train to be a wizard. He learns to control his power, but accidently unleashes a shadow creature that nearly destroys him. Like Rowling, Tolkein and numerous other fantasy writers, Le Guin’s work will appeal to older children and adults alike.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars Kiran Millwood Hargrave Isabella’s village is under the control of the ruthless Governor Adori, but the surrounding woods are under the control of a force even more dangerous. Isabella dreams of crossing the forest and charting the Forbidden Territories. A girl is found dead, and Isabella’s friend, Lupe, goes missing. With nothing to guide her but an ancient map, her beliefs, and her determination, Isabella sets out to rescue Lupe. This children’s book has gained rave reviews and while it lacks the depth needed to truly appeal to an adult audience, it’ll keep 9-12 year olds enthralled.

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Hough Mill Sunday openings, Swannington Open Gard dens and the Festival of Archaeology combine to make July a very busy month for our volunteers. Swannington Open Gardens - Sunday 9th July Not just glorious gardens and delicious refreshments, but also classic cars on display at Hough Mill from 11am to 6pm. This is also the last day of the Trust’s outdoor exhibition regarding the history of Swannington school, which from 18th June comprises of information boards outside houses throughout the village. Walk the Swannington Incline - Saturday 15th July A guided walk down the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington railway, with special permission to exit at the bottom. Jessop’s Tramway and Coleorton Railway Saturday 29th July A guided walk along part of William Jessop’s 1784 tramway to the ill-fated Charnwood Forest Canal, before heading to Newbold to return via the 1833 Coleorton Railway. Free places on both walks can be booked via swanningtonwalks@gmail.com.

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Califat Coal Mine Excavation, Open Digs Sundays 16th, 23rd and 30th July Our partner, Leicestershire Industrial History Society, have been excavating the Califat coal mine since 2006. Come and see the diggers digging and view the artefacts they have uncovered. The dig will be open from 2-5pm, the standard Sunday opening times of nearby Hough Mill. More details are on our Hough Mill Facebook page and our www.swannington-heritage.co.uk website which has downloadable historical walks.


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SEASONAL RECIPES

SQUASH AND SPINACH

Lasagne

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If you fancy a meat-free supper this week then try this delicious filling vegetarian lasagne. Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread. YOU WILL NEED l l l l l l l l l l l l

1 butternut squash, peeled and diced 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 3 tbsp olive oil 200g baby spinach leaves 250g pack fresh egg lasagne sheets 250g ricotta cheese 300g cottage cheese 150g ready-grated mozzarella cheese 25g pine nuts Green salad, to serve

TOP TIP Instead of the spina ach you could use lightly fried slicess of ak courgette or sliced beefstea tomatoes.

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 200C, Fan 180C, Gas Mark 6. Place the diced butternut squash, onion, garlic and oregano in a large roasting tin and drizzle over 2 tbsp of the olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss to mix. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the squash is very tender. Cool for 10 minutes. 2. Transfer everything from the roasting tin (including any pan juices) to a food processor and process until smooth, adding a little hot water if needed to give the mixture a spreadable consistency. 3. Steam the spinach for 1-2 minutes until just wilted. Place the lasagne sheets in a large shallow heatproof dish and cover with boiling water. Leave for 3-4 minutes to soften then lift out of the water

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and drain on kitchen n paper. Mix together the rico otta and cottage cheeses in a bowl along with half the mozzarella ccheese. 4. Spread a third of the squash mixture in the base of a square medium-sized ovenproof dish. Top with a layer of wilted spinach followed by a layer of the cheese mixture and a layer of lasagne sheets, cutting them to fit if necessary. 5. Repeat the layers two more times, finishing with lasagne sheets and a thin layer of the remaining cheese mixture. Scatter over the rest of the mozzarella cheese and the pine nuts, and drizzle over the rest of the olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the cheese topping is golden and bubbling. Serve with green salad.

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Swannington Open Gardens Sunday 9th July 2017 11am - 6pm

plore x E o t s arden G n o t g ILL M e h T Swannin t A howRaffle S r a C e Prizes and Tombola at the g Vinta Village Hall

Art Exhibition At The Villag ge Hall

Garden BBQ 12 - 6pm Brass Band playing at 1pm & 3pm

Car Parking kindly provided at the

Station Inn: Also The Village Hall & Jeffcoats Lane offer limited Spaces

Also Taking Part: W I Gardens - Village School - Historic Hough Mill A Variety of Refreshments at Open Gardens throughout the Village: Delicious Cakes: Hot & Cold Drinks: Plants Sales: Bric-a-Brac: Books & DVDs all Proceeds to Charity

Vintage AfternoonTeas: Available At the Village Hall

Passports £4 adults Children under 16 Free Available From Any Open Garden or the Village Hall This Years Charities LOROS Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Edgars Gift: Cancer Charity for Teenagers & Young Adults Swannington Village

For further information contact: Barbara 07900 128962 or Molly 07960 899948

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WHAT’S ON AT THE PALACE...

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‘THE PALACE PLAYERS’ FRI JULY 7TH

FILM NIGHT Hidden Figures (PG)

TABLE TOP EVENT

FRIDAY 21st JULY Three brilliant AfricanAmerican women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history; the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit. A stunning achievement that restored the

nation’s confidence turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Enjoy a drink from the bar whilst watching a great film in this unique venue; one of the oldest surviving purpose-built cinemas in the country. Doors/bar open at 7.00 pm. Film starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £5.00/£4.00

TICKET BOOKING - To book advanced tickets for any event please contact The Palace Tel: 01530 262400 or Halls Electrical Tel: 01530 260460. Tickets can be purchased ‘on the door’ (subject to availability). Please check with ticket outlets to avoid disappointment. 58

Ibstock’s own drama group, host an open evening at The Palace, for anyone interested in finding out more about the group and inviting people to come along and join them. No former experience required. Since their formation, just over 2 years ago, the drama group have successfully staged a murder mystery, 2 plays and 2 pantomimes. They are preparing to present a murder mystery later this year and new members would be very welcome to help achieve this. The social event starts at 7.30 pm and will include some informal play reading and light refreshments.

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SAT JULY 15TH

As part of the community morning, 10am to 12 noon. Come along and pick up a bargain. If you would like a stall, please phone Gary on (01530) 262400.

PALACE BINGO

FRI JULY 28TH

A great social night out! Doors at 7.30pm. Eyes Down at 8.00pm. Licensed bar & refreshments. Everyone welcome.

The Palace Community Centre Ltd., High Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6LH. Email:enquiries@thepalaceibstock.co.uk Visit www.thepalaceibstock.co.uk


Regular Bookings Monday

Palace Players – 7.30pm-9.45pm.

Mosaic Disability Services - 9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Bridget Smith on (0116) 2318720 0r (07912) 480959

Fitness Pilates class – 7.45pm-8.45pm.

Focussing on core stability whilst improving tone and body alignment through controlled movement. Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

Tuesday

Bubbles Playgroup – 10.30am-12 Noon.

Richard Page on 01530 812201 or 07792 840948, e.mail: richard.page44@outlook.com for details

Seated Exercise – 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Enhance your posture, increase strength and flexibility; improve mobility by developing greater range of movement whilst having fun!Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

Young Pathfinders – 5pm – 6.30pm.

The adventure starts here! Aged 5-14 years. Call Craig on 0330 660 0637 or text on 0772 704735, e.mail: survival@youngpathfinders.com

Circuit Training – 6.45pm – 7.45pm. Contact Curtis Smith on (07870) 498110 or (01455) 291656.

Tai Chi – 8pm – 9pm.

Contact Doug Gerrard on (07969) 480684.

Wednesday

50+ Fitness Pilates – 9.30am-10.30am.

A specially designed program to encourage maintenance and flexibility of muscles used in our everyday movements providing a sense of harmony and wellbeing. Contact Michelle on (07887) 678367

‘FITSTEPS’ – 6pm-7pm – that’s ‘Strictly’ Fun!

Book now by contacting Rose on 07562 331041 or e.mail: rosemarydebney@gmail.com

For anyone who is interested in getting involved with any aspect of amateur theatre. Contact the Palace on (01530) 262400 for more details.

Thursday

Healthy Hearts low impact physical training 9.30am-10.20am. Suitable for GP refererral patients. Contact Michelle Scott-Worthington on (07887) 678367.

50+ Fitness Pilates – 10.30am-11.30am.

Contact Michelle Scott-Worthington on (07887) 678367.

Outlook Group (a social group for senior citizens) 1.30pm – 3pm. Contact Elaine Hodgetts on (01530) 260672.

‘Weightwatchers’ class – 7pm-8pm. Contact Jo Wyld on 07877 281831 or e.mail jwyld@weight-watchers.co.uk

Friday

Tai Chi 10am – 11am.

Contact Michael Cashmore on (07714) 215216.

Monthly Bingo

NOW MONTHLY ON A FRIDAY - July’s Palace bingo on Friday 28th July. A great social night out! Doors open at 7.30pm. Eyes Down at 8.00pm. Licensed bar & refreshments. Everyone welcome.

Saturday

Community Morning at the Palace

10am to 12 noon. Every Saturday (except the 1st Saturday each month) the Palace plays host to groups, organisations and associations from the village, including the Ibstock Historical Society. So if you would like to learn more about what is happening in your community, come along to the Palace. Also a variety of market stalls selling locally produced goods, including delicious home made cakes. Light refreshments available.

The Palace Community Centre is available to hire for regular events and commercial hire, as well as private parties and celebrations. The Palace has a fully licensed bar, kitchen facilities, large free car park opposite venue, good disability access and facilities, full PA and lighting system, large screen and wi-fi, making it an ideal venue for numerous types of events.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Do you have a couple of hours to spare once a month to serve refreshments at our weekly Drop-in Coffee Morning which is held at Coalville Library on a Tuesday morning from 10am – 12 noon Interested? Then telephone Anne Davis on 01530 833000 or email anne.davis@ageukleics.org.uk for more information or call into the Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland NWL Office at Coalville Library. The office is open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm

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Whats Around Magazine July 2017  

Your Local Community Magazine promoting local businesses and services to residents throughout Ibstock, Ravenstone, Snibston, Coleorton, Pack...