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M3 Work Welcomed - But More Needed Winchester’s MP Steve Brine has received written confirmation that work at Junction 9 of the M3 at Winnall will begin later this month. The money is being provided from the Government’s £217.5m ‘pinch point’ funding programme. The Easton Lane junction will see better lane segregation and a ‘two into three’ lane fix on the bridge over the carriageway on the southbound side to reduce evening queues. Steve says the news comes in a letter from Roads Minister Stephen Hammond: “This is something I have lobbied the Minister for, so I am pleased it’s happening and we must get on with it as, crucially, this pot of money is time limited to this year. “The message I am getting from Winnallbased business in particular is their increasing frustration with J9 as a physical barrier to their businesses so it’s welcome work. “That said, I have been clear from the start that this needs to be part one of improvements at J9 and the Highways Agency, HCC and Local Enterprise Partnership need to come back with a ‘Part 2’ plan that looks again at easing congestion from Easton Lane for traffic turning left up onto the A34 and completing properly NCN23 for cyclists.”

Dear Councillors. This is my play area. Will you listen to me?

"I like playing on the field" - Aleks, aged 5.

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kevin.gover@winchestertoday.co.uk We have never had to run an opinion on the front page before, but we won’t be the first newspaper to do it nor will we be the last. There are times when a newspaper just has to say what is on the mind of the people who enjoy reading it, no matter who may be irritated by it. One question dominated proceedings at the recent 'stakeholders' meeting at Winchester Guildhall to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the River Park Leisure Centre: "How will you value the joy of my children running freely across the Recreation Ground?" It was evident to those who were there that many, if not all, actually enjoy having a leisure centre where it is. What most of those people do NOT want is the loss of green space to the back of the centre on North Walls Recreation Ground.

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Here at Winchester Today, we decided to show those involved in decision making just what it looks like at the moment. Pure cynical exploitation of children? Hardly... they were already up and running with a game of football long before we got there, without being asked. Winchester City Council does many other fine things for our fine city, keeping tourists and locals alike in a happy frame of mind. But, as a newspaper that is here to reflect the views of those locals, we venture to suggest that someone, somewhere has got this one seriously wrong. >>> Turn to Page 3

Events Guide.. Page 10 Paul Michael Glaser and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof drew more views on our blog than any story we've ever run. Find out why on Page 5!

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Welcome Letter from the editor During our photo shoot at the Rec, one of the people there likened the meeting at the Guildhall to discuss proposals to expand the River Park Leisure Centre as: “The nearest thing Winchester will get to having a riot.” I was at that meeting. I wasn’t invited, so I don’t know whether I should have been there. I assume that the press should always be given the right to report openly and honestly on what they see, so I went anyway. With this in mind, I think I can honestly say that in the 25 years I have worked here, it has been a long time since I felt so much hostility in one room. I can honestly say that I think the facilities at the Leisure Centre are good but “could be better.” This was evident in the points given by those who use the place. I can also honestly say that having spoken to a number of people about the proposals that there are many who feel those in charge have already made a decision, regardless.

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One of the country’s best-known actresses is being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winchester. Miriam Margolyes OBE is no stranger to awards already, including Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit; a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for The Age of Innocence; and a Sony Radio Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her unabridged recording of Oliver Twist. Major film credits include Little Shop of Horrors; The Age of Innocence; Magnolia; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers; Ladies in Lavender; and Harry Potter.

Time and again, I heard: “My group has not been consulted.”

Once it closed, it was left to rot for 8 years - another huge mistake.

This newspaper is steadily receiving more and more correspondence over the lack of willingness on the part of the Council to listen to anyone. It is also ever more apparent in life that big organisations really have little clue when it comes to crisis management.

But he also warns that people have become far more sensitive to the subject of building on green space since the 1970s. There’s a huge change in what people will accept; there’s little tolerance.

Could we learn any lessons from a city not that far away from us? The swimming pool in Salisbury city centre was closed down in favour of a much better facility on the edge of town. The old pool was then demolished (eventually) and returned to green space. A councillor friend of mine there says there was controversy and upset when it was built (on green space) - and equally when it closed as people were upset about the loss of a facility that was within walking distance. But what the people of Salisbury now have is a move from a dilapidated landlocked 1970s building to a splendid purpose-built building, complete with flumes, sauna, steam rooms, good changing facilities... in essence, state-ofthe-art.

Memorable TV credits include Blackadder, Oliver Twist and Vanity Fair, whilst stage credits include Madame Morrible in both London and Broadway productions of Wicked and The Vagina Monologues. She performed her own one-woman show, Dickens’ Women, at festivals in Edinburgh, London, Sydney, Jerusalem, Santa Cruz, USA, New York City, Boston and all over India. In 1992, Dickens’ Women was nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. Miriam is a Patron of the Southampton and Winchester Visitors’ Group which works with refugees and asylum seekers.

Which part of “no” does our council not understand over the loss of green space? If they do understand, why hasn’t the idea been dropped? Incredibly, I heard at the meeting: “There are 86,000 users of this facility, what do you expect us to do?” It’s hardly rocket science. Buy some stamps. Send a proper survey to every household in the District. You’ve already spent £100,000 on a feasibility study; a bit more is hardly going to break the bank. Then be honest with the results. Maybe there are more than a few people in the city who really don’t mind what happens. But for the others who DO care, remember that patience is a virtue. Persuasion may be the key. Rioting is perhaps not a good idea.

Of course, you could always bombard your local councillor ahead of the vote, which we understand to be in early November. *** Since our last issue, it’s emerged that the fire at Hatherley Road is being treated by the fire and police services as arson. At the time of going to press, they have also released CCTV images. We know some of the people who live in one of the houses nearby and who had to be moved out at 4 in the morning because the fire was so fierce. We have seen for ourselves the cracked windows and blistered paint. It’s all very well destroying property, for whatever reason. But it’s completely beyond us why anyone would want to endanger life too. *** As this is being written, it’s the 8th October. A pub near us already has a Christmas tree up. I’m speechless.

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Battery’s cake The 'Battery Club’ in Oliver’s Battery celebrated its 9th birthday in good spirits recently and welcomed a special guest to help cut the cake. Local MP Steve Brine dropped into the party – accompanied by his dog Popcorn - to take part in a Q&A session with around forty members of the group. The Battery Club is a mixed Senior's club, and was formed in 2004.

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It consists of members from the Oliver’s Battery area and meets on a fortnightly basis at St Mark’s Hall on Oliver’s Battery Road South. The club is run by a voluntary committee which organises a range of activities, including speakers, entertainment, outings and even holidays. Organiser Diana Evans says Steve's visit was very welcome - and that a lot of happy people left the hall at the end of the celebrations.

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Please Press The Pause Button - From Page 1 It didn't start well. As a News Editor, it's pretty uncomfortable to see a fellow newspaper being waved in the air with the inference that the story as was printed on the front page was nonsense. Nothing like getting the assembled crowd on your side. And so, on to THAT question. "How will you value the joy of my children running freely across the Recreation Ground?" Prolonged applause greeted that question from James McConnachie which he had to repeat three times before he got any semblance of an answer: "The thing that makes my blood boil was that they kept saying

a few local people don't want it. We LOVE having a leisure centre there - it's all to our advantage to have it there.

“Dear Winchester Today: The River Park should be for everyone in Winchester, not just the people who want organised fitness sessions.

"But this is the single big green heart for the whole city. This is a community resource - it is for all people, it's not just for sports people. It's old people, young people, dog walkers...

They are already catered for in the existing leisure centre and the numerous facilities already available... Bereweeke, Winchester College, John Lloyd, the Pink centre in City Road, and the various playing fields from St Cross to the Rugby Club, from the Royal Winchester to Hockley golf clubs.

"This plan has gone to a shockingly advanced stage before they consulted anybody except the sports clubs. Because they can't answer my question, because they can't value it, they just ignored it. If they cannot see the difference between Bar End and North Walls, then they should not be representing the people of Winchester." If anyone should doubt that it was just nearby residents who turned up, take this letter from Robin Marriage, who lives some distance away:

It is already used by thousands of people, walking dogs, relaxing with family or friends under the trees, just sitting on the benches enjoying the peace. They come from all over Winchester, not just Hyde, North Walls and Winnall. It's convenient for a break from the city centre bustle, a facility that is not duplicated at St Giles' Hill, Orams Arbour, the Weirs or the Water Meadows.

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Sending in the bulldozers will even disrupt the enjoyment of organised sport at the bowling club, the tennis school, kayak club and the rugby and football grounds and the cricket pitches. Justifying the cost for the tens of thousands of city voters far from its Winchester hinterland is not something councillors should relish, at a time when city finances are under serious pressure."

The leader of Winchester City Council, Keith Wood, insists it WAS a listening exercise: "There were several different factions, each wanting different things. It's not true to say we haven't been consulting. We tried to talk to various groups back in March; some of them didn't turn up, but we cannot drag everyone to every meeting. We are trying to bring it to a conclusion."

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The cross-community coalition 'SaveTheRec' has now put forward a series of demands. The group says a proposed £25m car-park and leisure complex is a major missed opportunity to improve the city’s sports and leisure provision. They're now demanding an honest, transparent, evidence-based options document that considers the best options for all Winchester’s communities, along with consultation of all stakeholders, including all affected sports clubs, not a tiny selection. Thank you to Aleks Birdsall, Digby Locke, Christina Hutchings, Rebecca Hutchings, Eloise Hardy, Isabel Ord and Dan Perrin. Sorry for disrupting your playtime!

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REVIEW: Slava’s Snowshow, Mayflower Theatre, Friday 4th October 2013 - Kevin Gover gives 5 stars to an astonishing performance which is sheer magical wonder. When one of our staff members, Dilyara, heard that Slava was coming to Southampton, she could hardly believe it. Dilyara is Russian, as is Slava. Everyone but everyone in Russia knows about Slava’s character Assissiaï, about the yellow clown, about the blue canary, about leaping up and down: all this was an essential part of university life back in the late 80s and early 90s. Little could Dilyara believe that

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part of her youth would be in Southampton in 2013. Here on stage are all the elements of those early TV appearances in Moscow in a huge stage show. Not an easy task, because some of those sketches always were intimate. You are at one point sharing the loneliness of the clown and genuine, poignant moments - at other times roaring with laughter with the whole team of clowns on stage.

Because there’s little dialogue, the show is universal around the world. Sydney, Moscow, Barcelona: awards have been stacked up across the globe.

You never knew what was to come next. A man next to us was heard to say:”This is weird!” Yes it was. What appeared to be aimless wandering around the stage was in reality beautifully choreographed wandering. Everything had a point.

As I write this, I am STILL laughing about the spider. You will see this show one day, so I won’t spoil it for you by telling you what happens. I think about the mind of Slava. It is running at genius level.

As a whole, I share with one of the comments in the programme, that this show was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in a theatre - although I had thought this long before I saw those printed words.

Fiddler Plays My Tune: David Cradduck reviews Fiddler on the Roof at the Mayflower, Tuesday 10th September 2013

It was absolutely stunning from start to finish and, although I wasn't sure it was going to be my cup of tea (musical shows of this kind are not normally top of my list of favourites) I was swept along by sheer professionalism, skill and entertainment at its best. As one of Broadway’s longest running musicals, most people are familiar with many of the songs from Fiddler: 'If I were a Rich Man' has to be a catchy ditty that most people, even youngsters, will recognise. Topol made the song famous in the 1971 movie and he too became a legend. Likewise, those of a certain generation will remember the 70s TV cop drama series Starsky and Hutch, starring David Soul (who later became a crooning pop star) and Paul Michael Glaser. This dynamic duo, though tame by today's standards, were all American, slightly maverick, good guys who always got their man. Certainly not the kind of characters you would place in a Jewish settlement in a hostile Russia, you would think,

but even before the cult TV series hit our screens, a then 27 year old Paul Michael Glaser had played the character of revolutionary Perchik in the same movie that Topol made his own. Not many people know that. So what has all this to do with the present production of Fiddler, directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing's Mr Bad Guy judge, Craig Revel Horwood? Well, that young Glaser, now in his late 60s, has come full circle and taken on the lead role of Tevye, the long suffering dairyman gradually coming to terms with a changing world which threatens to rob him of his daughters, his home and even his Jewish faith. He has made the role his own, with the demeanour, singing voice and acting skills to totally convince us that he really is the man he is playing. Rarely offstage, he could make the show a one man band, he's that good (though on occasions his accent was so thick that I had trouble picking up a few words). But to be honest, he doesn't need to. This is very much a team effort - and what a team! The cast of 19,

often doubling parts, is truly amazing. Casting must have been a nightmare – where do you get such multi-talented performers? It is one thing to be able to act, sing and dance at the same time. But this is the first time I have seen a whole cast doing all three and providing all the orchestration into the bargain and on the move. There were violins, viola, double bass, keyboards, percussion instruments galore, saxophones, trumpets, flute, guitars, clarinets and more but no sign of sheet music, conductor or other stuff you normally associate with unseen musicians in the orchestra pit. The cast sang, danced, played (sometimes swapping instruments) and acted their way through this moving, funny, poignant show without so much as a note out of place. Occasionally the instruments looked slightly modern and incongruous and it's not everyday that you sit down to a family meal with one of the family sporting a viola - but somehow it didn't look out of place at all. All the musicians played beautifully but none more so than Jennifer Douglas as the Fiddler, whose ability to blend in with the background was matched by her

if she was a little old to have her picture taken with him as she looked around and found herself alongside all the other children who were patiently queuing: “Not at all,” was the reply. “We all have the child within.”

The snowstorm scene (pictured) was terrifying and totally wonderful in equal measure. it was quite simply one of the best things I have ever seen in a theatre. Ever. Afterwards, Dilyara managed to speak to the man who had entertained her in the Ural Mountains from Moscow, via the telly. She asked him amazing stage presence and almost ballet-like movements.

There are some shows you go to see because you want to, there are some you feel you should see, a few you politely sit through but wish you were elsewhere and others you squirm through and regret wasting your time on. Well, I have to say that Music&Lyric’s Fiddler on the Roof, at The Mayflower in Southampton and which will be touring the UK for the next few months, doesn't fit into any of these categories.

I also loved the ‘farewell’ - the goodbye to a lover which is performed with interaction between the clown and a coat on a hanger - where the clown splits himself in two and plays both parts by slipping an arm into the coat. Not easy to do, and even harder to do it well.

The lighting was superb. The sound balance was spot on (no mean feat with all those instruments playing live and moving around the stage rather than being in one spot). The set, with its centrepiece, a revolving Dickensian-looking topsy turvy house that opened up like a doll's house to reveal an equally intriguing quaint interior, was brilliant. It wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Oliver! – though it was instantly warm and friendly as well as being atmospheric and curious. How they pack that lot up and transport it from venue to venue I haven't a clue.

All credit must go to Craig Revel Horwood for his direction and choreography (I shall never scoff at his judgements on Strictly again, he does know what he’s talking about) who also made a brief appearance at the curtain call. Somebody should have handed him a tambourine, he was the only one not playing a musical instrument. His vision, coupled with Sarah Travis’s musical direction, ensures a very special evening out. Fiddler on the Roof moves on to many other venues across the UK, finishing in April 2014. The tour includes Bath Theatre Royal 25-30 November. If you can get to see it, I suggest you do. More tour details at http://www. fiddlerontheroof.co.uk/#tour


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Letters to the editor kevin.gover@ winchestertoday.co.uk Dear Mr Gover, I really enjoy being by the coast in Cornwall and in Northumberland near Alnmouth and Craster. There is no sensory experience quite like it whatever the weather and it reminds you what a beautiful island we live on and that we should take better care of it.. We were all promised a continuous path along England’s coast but now it looks like the Government might go back on its word. Along with the Ramblers, I am worried that plans for the England Coast Path could be axed as part of government budget cuts. The project is vital for rejuvenating our coastal communities and encouraging people to live healthier lives. The South West Coast Path already generates over £300 million a year for the local economy. The recently opened Wales Coast Path was walked by 2.8 million people last year, bringing in an additional £16 million to the Welsh economy. The England Coast Path has the potential to bring similar benefits to our shores – boosting growth, creating jobs, and increasing tourism. We need to call on the government to see this exciting project through and open up the coast for all. Add your support by signing the Ramblers petition today at www. ramblers.org.uk/onecoastforall. Many thanks, Janet Dunne Elysium SO22 6PY *** Dear Kevin During a visit to Winchester on Sunday 22nd September 2013 I tripped, resulting in a head injury and a visit to Winchester Hospital.

I would especially like to thank a lady named Rachel, who sat with me until the ambulance arrived, and Joe who kept me talking the whole time. Also all the other passers by who offered their assistance. Unfortunately, I don't know any surnames so hope that they read this or maybe someone who knows them will pass my thanks to them. Thank you very much. Christine and Barry Wood, Thatcham, Newbury, Berks *** Dear Kevin I read your article in 'Winchester Today' and it has prompted me to let you know my views on catching trains to London. We used to love going up to London for a day, duly took the train after 10.30... did the sights, shopping, etc and a show... but then the trains became busier and busier even in the evening, and it was no longer a pleasure. We felt lucky that we didn't have to sit on the floors as others around us had. No pleasure in that. Our standard of living thus started to go down, because the other pleasure we got was driving down to the New Forest in the summer or as far as a beach somewhere, but where has all the traffic come from that clog our roads now? We keep away at weekends, can expect that, but the stretch of road from Winchester through perhaps to Ringwood is a pain at any time during our short summer months again knocking the simple pleasure of a day out in the sunshine. Then of course we can get even closer to home, and comment on the traffic around Winchester - and the hope of finding a parking space etc, etc....

Then it comes to mind - what on earth is it going to be like when the 2000 houses go up at Barton Farm? More cars on the road, and more people hoping to get a seat on the train to London. Do the local Councils and Government ever give this a thought when they come out with their big ideas? Eve Christie *** Hi Kevin I have seen your article in ‘Winchester Today’ and I thought you might be interested when I tell you that after 6 year’s research through the Isle of Wight Record Office, Somerset Record Office, the census for 1901 and 1911 and BMD records, I now know who I am - I am ‘Smiley’s Sister’. This is because I found out who my father was and my half-brother were, neither of whom I knew anything about when they were alive. My brother was the Rev Vivian HH Green, Rector of Lincoln College, tutor to David Cornwell (John le Carre). It is generally acknowledged and has been stated by David Cornwell that the character George Smiley in “Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy� and his other novels was mainly based on Vivian Green. The reason I think of myself as Smiley’s sister is because I know more about George Smiley, especially as portrayed by Alec Guinness in the TV series, than I ever did about my brother. The very thorough research that my husband initiated has led me to learning a great deal about my father and his family and the reasons why I never knew anything about any of them. Kind regards. Vera Bruty

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The show is now in its 55th year and takes place on 2 November at 7.15pm. The show is preceded as ever by the wonderful torchlight procession. Tickets are on sale in the city centre and at 10 outlets around the city.

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The popular annual exhibition offers visitors to the gallery a colourful and vibrant display of work. The Winchester Art Club was founded in 1919, and developed from the Winchester Fine Arts Society that had existed since 1888. The Club’s aim is to promote participation in the fine arts, painting, drawing and sculpture, offering encouragement and inspiration, particularly among those who paint as a hobby. Each year members submit their work for judging and, whether amateur or professional, all are selected on merit and the best incorporated in the exhibition. (Picture: Zella Smith) A reminder that winter opening hours are now in operation at Hampshire County Council’s 24 Household Waste Recycling Centres. The majority of sites are open from 8am-4pm during the winter months, except Hedge End which opens at 9am on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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Police have described criminal damage to cars in Alresford earlier this month as "mindless behaviour." Four cars were damaged in Grange Road and Bridge Road. A rear light was smashed on a black Mercedes and a Mitsubishi was scratched in Grange Road.

A mini Cooper had a wing mirror removed on Bridge Road and a Vauxhall Astra had a brick thrown at the bonnet causing dents and scratches. PC Glen Willis-Long from Winchester police station says he's appalled: “This is mindless behaviour that has resulted in damage to private property and repair bills for the victims."

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Reasons To Be Cheerful - Part 2

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Last month we brought you Part 1 of our three-part catch-up with our Team With A Dream who are trying to bring educational facilities to Karatu in Tanzania in memory of Hannah Baker. You may remember that we were talking to her husband Eddie Baker, Paul Hare and Tom Parsons who were part of the team on the Three Peaks Challenge. Our intrepid team got to Scafell Pike after a five-hour drive from Ben Nevis, a speed ticket, a bit of whinging - and a lot of Loch Lomond. Eddie: “There was one bit called ‘The Undulating Steps’ - which kind of says it all. They were horrendous. There’s shale stuff which you just can’t get a grip on.� Paul: “Scafell Pike is a very technical hill to climb. Every step needs planning. Slippery rocks... water... as well as your legs, your mind gets worn out. Every time you move you have

to think about it. Then - it was cold and windy at the top.� Tom: “Weirdly, I didn’t mind Scafell Pike, because I was terrified of it. It’s a really tough climb, but it was shorter than I imagined. Ben Nevis is 14 miles up and down, whereas Scafell is about 8. I did fall over three times on the way down, but it was pitch dark. As we were going down, all you could see coming up was a long train of head torch lights. Hundreds of them. There is only one reason why they were on that mountain. The Three Peaks. Hundreds of jovial people on a mountain at 1 in the morning. Very strange.� Eddie: “We were slightly delirious by the time we got down. Then it was on to Snowdon... none of us were able to sleep, and when we got there it was just fantastic!� Next month: part 3 - Snowdon! www.fortheloveofhcb.co.uk

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Events Guide in Winchester and beyond - November 2013

Film When eighteen year old Tarquin Ramsay, an upper sixth student at Peter Symonds College, started filming aged 16 his documentary on the meaning of free speech, he was completely unaware of where it would lead.

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The documentary started with film interviews amongst his sixteen year old peer group and has since spread internationally to include such names as Julian Paul Assange the editor-inchief and founder of WikiLeaks, Oscar nominated actor Jude Law and less publicised whistle-blowers with a conscience and residents from Belarus, a country which is often referred to as the 'Last Dictatorship in Europe'. Tarquin says that from the start his intention has always been to film a documentary about clarifying this vague topic for a teenage audience: "After my initial interviews I quickly realised that the majority of the teenagers had no real idea on what freedom of speech actually meant and my journey continued from there. The subsequent interviews I have done have shown that its meaning can vary not only depending on where you live and what you believe in but who is interpreting the data concerned.â&#x20AC;? Tarquin is supported in his venture by Danish cameraman, Niels Ladefoged. Plans are to complete the filming by the end of the year and in due course make it available as an educational tool to use with secondary school pupils.

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registration process to begin. Sleepers were directed out towards the Green, where they could pitch up for the night and the early birds set about building and decorating their dens with the cardboard and flat pack boxes on offer- for the Mayor to adjudicate a winning camp.

We Had It Easy - Fine And Dry Impressions of a sleep-out, in a special report for Winchester Today by Demelsa Healey On one Friday evening back in September there were well over two hundred ‘rough sleepers’ in Winchester city centre. Of these, at least two hundred knew they would be safe, secure and in no danger of abuse, being moved on or attacked as they were asleep. They were camped out on the Green in the Close behind Winchester Cathedral as volunteers for the 2013 Winchester Big Sleepout. The volunteers, young and old alike, had stepped up to the challenge from Trinity Winchester and Winchester Churches Nightshelter to “Raise money with Your Eyes Closed” as well as highlight the issues faced by the homeless and the charities which support them throughout the year. The night was kind to all those sleeping out that night – fine and

dry - and the little cloud cover there was brought no rain or heavy dew so there were no damp ground conditions or wet sleeping bags to deal with before, during or after the night. Now, a few days later after the event as I write this, things are look equally optimistic for the event organisers who believe that their volunteer sleepers may have raised in excess of £15,000 between them! These sponsorship monies will be split 80/20 between the two charities - Trinity Winchester and Winchester Churches Nightshelter – and will provide both charities with vital funds to support their clients. Before the event Michelle Gardner, Director of Strategy and Fundraising at Trinity Winchester said they are are hoping that

the Winchester Big Sleepout will become a regular event: “The first one took place in 2009 but we do not intend it to be so long before the next; we are planning for it to happen every two years. “We are delighted with the support we have received both from the community, local business and the volunteer sleepers. Events such as this help to raise wider public awareness of both Trinity Winchester and Winchester Churches Nightshelter, but in no way do they replicate the experiences of ‘rough sleepers’. “Tonight, our sleepers are sleeping rough, but in a safe and secure environment with everything provided. We are so grateful to everyone who is sponsoring the charities through this event whether directly or through a sleeping. Thank you!” My Impressions as a Sleeper The Cathedral doors opened at 7pm for the well organised

As dusk drew in there was a sense of bonhomie amongst those gathering. Queues formed for food and drink, supplied by The Willow Tree, and entertainment whilst others enjoyed the music by The Mighty Hump in the Cathedral. Friendly faces met those who were on their own and gradually groups joined together chatting amiably about reasons for participating with some sharing their stories of 2009, the last Sleepout run by Trinity Winchester and the atrocious weather conditions that prevailed that night! After a welcome in the Cathedral from trustees of the two charities, sleepers returned to their pitches to prepare for a night under a clear sky, the stars and a full moon. Once ‘bagged up’ sleepers acclimatised to their surroundings – the chimes of the cathedral clock, background noises from the train, chatter and laughter from gathered groups, street lights, full moon, moving cars and people rustling – both in and out of sleeping bags.

‘How different it must be for rough sleepers... hiding away from the crowds...’ Around midnight someone threw a fireworks display, but the wrong side of the cathedral walls, and a sleepy audience were disturbed by the noise but had no visuals to

enjoy! But the overriding thought was no matter how hard the ground, we were secure, with two security guards on duty and gates closed against intruders. How different ‘rough sleepers’ must feel. Hiding away from the crowds in corners, not in full view like us, hoping to stay warm, dry and safe and get some undisturbed sleep before being asked to move on or woken by pranksters or drunks, or worse. Chatter gradually subsided as warm sleeping bags claimed their sleepers and it wasn’t long before morning arrived and it was time to pack up and move on into the day. The strangers of the night before parted, as new found friends, united by a night in a common cause. We are the lucky ones going home with our keys to a safe environment, but aware that we are all potentially only a couple of pay cheques away from being homeless too. It is still possible to donate to those who took part in the 2013 Big Winchester Sleepout - via Just giving http://www.justgiving.com/ trinityuk


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Team With a Dream - update!

Back in December 2012 we told you about the team at Osborne School who had a dream. You may remember we spoke to Alex McWhirter, Caroline Barnham and Joanne Watson about the project to raise £10,000 and build a new outdoor classroom. The team told us it would be “vibrant for the children and encourage use of their sensory needs.” At the time, Winchester Today became one of the first to text £5 towards the project. Well, we are delighted to be able to tell you that the classroom is built and

up and running! Congratulations! Dream becomes reality!

An update on the work of Naomi House, the charity which Winchester Today is supporting until at least the end of 2015. Sights are already fixed on the future as they start to make their arrangements for the 2014 Clarendon Way Walk. The event proves to be one of the charity’s most successful fundraising events and sees over 1000 of the charity’s loyal supporters taking to the Clarendon Way together to walk the 26 miles between Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals.

Previous years have seen over £100,000 being raised; every penny of which goes towards helping the hospices to provide their life-changing services. The Clarendon Way Walk is scheduled to take place on Sunday 1st June 2014. The marathon-length walk already has its first names signed up to participate, and Naomi House is eager to invite as many people as possible to get involved and raise some money for a truly worthwhile cause. There is the option to tackle a shorter 12mile route, which commences in the village of Broughton and finishes at the same point at Salisbury Cathedral, for those who feel unable to undertake the longer route but are still eager to take part. *** Naomi House hospice’s Light up a Life service will take place at Winchester

Cathedral on Friday 22nd November at 2:30pm. The service will be led by local broadcaster Debbie Thrower, and will include readings, a candle lighting ceremony, and music from the Broughton Singers, Twyford School choir and harpist Rebecca Webb. The service offers family and friends the chance to remember the life of a loved one by lighting a candle in their honour, singing carols and making a dedication in the book of memories. Last year’s event saw close to 600 people attending the service at Winchester Cathedral. The hospice received overwhelmingly positive feedback from this event, prompting the decision to repeat the service in partnership with the cathedral for 2013.

Would you like to join a friendship club for people in the South? Brendoncare Clubs are devoted to giving older people the opportunity to meet new friends, take part in activities and enjoy club outings. Here are the clubs running in your area. Why not come along and try out one of the activities and see how you can become a member....we’d love to welcome you there. Allbrook Good Companions Club (Eastleigh) St Peter’s Church Hall, Shakespeare Road, Boyatt Wood, Eastleigh SO50 4FP 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm Badger Farm Friendly Club (Winchester) Badger Farm Community Centre, Badger Farm Road, Winchester SO22 4QB Alternate Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

Just down the road, and looking its best at this time of year - enjoy these pictures of the delightful Exbury Gardens.

Romsey Companions Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey SO51 8GL Alternate Mondays, 1.30pm–3.30pm Romsey Tuesday Luncheon Age Concern Centre, 24 Linden Road, Romsey SO51 8DB Every Tuesday, term time, 11.30am-1pm Weeke Gaiety (Winchester) St Barnabas Church, Fromond Road, Weeke, Winchester SO22 6DY Alternate Fridays, 2pm-4pm

We really enjoy our weekly meetings, this club is great and we thank Brendoncare for making it possible. Margaret Townsend

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Winchester Today’s Deputy Editor William Brougham discovers The Paris of the East. william.brougham@winchestertoday.co.uk

Budapest had never been a city that I had ever thought much about visiting. Earlier this year a friend of mine asked if I wanted to accompany him on a trip there. I had very little idea of what to expect and wondered if the Hungarian capital would remind me of some of the cities that I had visited previously in Eastern Europe. I certainly had this image of a Cold War city with many sterile looking buildings and very efficient but serious people who did not engage in small talk. The people were certainly efficient but I was wrong on every other count. In fact I was blown away. So much for having preconceptions. It is often referred to as the Paris of the East and it is not hard to see why though it does lack the pretentiousness sometimes associated with the French capital. Its vast and colourful history can be seen in the grand architecture of its buildings. Some even contain bullet holes from the Second World War and the 1957 Hungarian uprising. People have lived in the area that is now Budapest since the Bronze Age, Celtic and Roman times. The city is used to having visitors as it has been a pivotal part of various empires including the Hapsburg, Austro-Hungarian and even Ottoman ones. Despite its long history Budapest is actually one of the world’s newest capitals as it was formed from the three cities of Buda, Pest and Óbuda, which were divided by the River Danube, towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is a city where East meets West and it reminds me of Paris or Prague as well as Berlin. Of course it also has its own identity that is uniquely Budapest. It is often said that people make a city and it is those very people that help make Budapest one of my favourites. They are eager to chat, have a great sense of humour, are very friendly and have no problem engaging visitors in small talk. Many of the people I met also spoke good English so I encountered no language problems.

cheaper than many of the city’s hotels. It was also centrally located and close to many of many of the city’s popular attractions such as St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes Square and the Parliament Building.

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Escape- To Budapest Hungarian Jews were murdered by the Nazis. One reminder of this period is a memorial called The Shoes on the Danube Promenade which, as the name suggests, features real shoes on the banks of the Danube. It remembers the Jews killed by fascist militia during the war. They were ordered to remove their shoes before being shot on the banks of the river.

which is a delicious and hearty stew made using boneless meat, paprika and some vegetables. It is often accompanied by dumplings. It sounds like a cliché but you will never go hungry in Hungary. As with many cities, the less expensive but often excellent restaurants with authentic dishes can be found away from the main tourist precincts such as in side streets or alleys.

300 yards from the memorial is the beautiful neogothic Parliament building which at 268 metres makes it the biggest in Hungary. Visitors can do a guided tour in English though there are no tours during parliamentary sessions. Its position on the banks of the Danube adds further to its attraction. Visitors can see the crown of Saint Stephen that is kept inside the elaborate dome room. It is now the perfect time to cross the expanse of the River Danube from Pest to the Buda side of town. A walk across the famous Chain Bridge, guarded by its four lions, is the perfect way to do this. You can then walk from here to the stunning Buda Castle which is also known as the Royal Palace. It is situated on a hill overlooking the Danube so a good way to get to the palace is on the Castle Hill funicular. The Palace is one of several World Heritage sites in the city and also contains the National Gallery. One of the best times to see the outside of the palace in all its splendour is at night when it is all lit up. It also offers some amazing views of the city. Budapest is famous for its natural thermal

One of my favourite restaurants is the Gerloczy Rooms de Lux. It is a hotel with a café attached serving the most delicious Hungarian dishes. Another favourite restaurant is Pozsonyi Kisvendégl. A Hungarian friend took us there and the pörkölt was to die for. It serves traditional food and is very popular with the locals. It is amazing value and you can have a tasty meal for as little as between £5 and £10. You can even sit outside in the warmer weather. For the ultimate dining experience you cannot beat dinner on the Danube. Hungarian Koncert Ltd offer dinner cruises with live music and entertainment.

One of the best things about Budapest is that it is very walkable but I recommend you do a bus trip around this vibrant city to get your bearings. The Big Bus Tour will set you back no more than £17 and is well worth it. You will see many of the city’s sites and will get to see both sides of the Danube. Passengers can hop on and hop off at regular stops.

There are plenty of hotels and hostels in Budapest but we chose to hire a private apartment in the city centre. We stayed quite centrally in the Pest area of the city. It cost us around £38 a night and that works out

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There is so much to see in this diverse city from its medieval castle to its Jewish Quarter but I shall mention a few of my favourite places to see. St Stephen’s Basilica is a good place to start with its beautiful 96 metre dome which can be seen from anywhere in the city. If you have no fear of heights you can climb the 302 steps to the top and have marvellous views of the whole of Budapest. The chapel even contains the mummified hand of the first Christian king of Hungary St Stephen. Heroes Square is a picturesque World Heritage Site and can be found in front of the City Park at the end of one of Budapest’s most important streets Andrássy Avenue. The square features the Millenial Monument which was built in 1896. It marks 1000 years of the arrival of Hungarians in the in the Carparthian basin. It includes the 36 metre high Corinthian column and the Hungarian War Memorial which commemorates the many heroes who had died for Hungary’s independence. Next to the square you can find the Museum of Fine Arts. The Széchenyi Baths are nearby.

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Heroes Square: http://www.budapestinfo. org/herossquare.html Museum of Fine Arts: http://www. szepmuveszeti.hu/main Dohány Street Synagogue: http://www. dohanystreetsynagogue.hu/ baths and they are an excellent way to unwind after a busy morning of sightseeing. They are among the last vestiges of the Turkish occupation and some even go back that far. The Gellért Baths and the Széchenyi Spa are two of the best known. You cannot fail to be impressed by the art nouveau architecture of the Gellért Baths which were built between 1912 and 1918 or the vast expanse and elegant arches of the Széchenyi Spa which boasts 18 pools. For something a bit older and more traditional try the Király or Rudas Baths which were built in the 16th century during Ottoman occupation.

to engage in conversation with tourists and give advice on what to do and places to see. You will also find that English is widely spoken particularly by younger Hungarians. Before you depart do not forget to buy yourself a Hungarian souvenir such as the traditional hidden box or the Rubik’s Cube. You may also wish to purchase some Hungarianmade chocolates or paprika. There are a few souvenir shops dotted around the city including Memories of Hungary next to St Stephen’s Basilica. One thing that is for certain is that a trip to Budapest will be a truly memorable experience.

Hungarian Jewish Museum: http:// www.zsidomuzeum.hu/index.php?set_lang_ code=en Shoes on the Danube Promenade: http://www.greatsynagogue.hu/gallery_ shoes.html Buda Castle: http://budacastlebudapest. com/ Hungarian National Gallery: http:// www.mng.hu/ Thermal Baths: Gellért Baths: http://www.gellertbath.com/ Széchenyi Spa: http://www.szechenyibath. com/ Király Thermal Baths: http:// en.kiralyfurdo.hu/ Rudas Thermal Baths: http://www. rudasbaths.com/

A city such as Budapest has so much to do and see that this review can never do such a spectacular place justice but it should give you a taster. Even the name of the city’s airport gives a sense of its history. Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport is just a 25 minute train ride to the Hungarian capital’s centre. The city has an excellent transport system with trains, an underground metro network, buses and even the city’s familiar but pretty yellow trams. If you have a slightly larger budget then there a plenty of taxis at reasonable prices. The more adventurous of you could hire a bicycle or a scooter or even skateboard. Budapest is not a cheap city but neither is it an expensive one. It is certainly better value than London or Paris. The Hungarian Forint currency is not easy to get in the UK so it is probably better to get it when you arrive at the airport on Budapest or in the city itself.

Hungary produces some fine wines and beers so Budapest’s bars are the perfect venues to sample them. Ruin bars are all the rage and they are often found among the ruins of the Jewish Quarter hence the name. One of the most popular of these pubs is Szimpla Kert. Two other highly recommended bars are Cafe Csiga and the Spíler Bistro Pub. One of the best things about a visit to Budapest is the friendly people who are happy

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There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Budapest. The restaurants have an eclectic and lively atmosphere. The European and Asian influences are clearly visible in Hungarian cuisine thanks to the country’s rich history. Perhaps the best known dish is goulash which is a soup or stew of meat, noodles and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices. You will find paprika is often used to add spice to food. My particular favourite dish was pörkölt is

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The online version of the October 2013 edition of Winchester Today

Winchester Today - October 2013  

The online version of the October 2013 edition of Winchester Today

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