The hope and promise of a New Year fills the air – time to take up a challenge or find out about something new.
Never heard of the Soroptimists? Soroptimist Liz Batten talks to View about this influential international organisation which is taking action for women all over the world – and right here on our doorsteps.

Looking for a challenge? Find out how you can jog, walk or pedal your way to helping Wiltshire wildlife – and Riverford shares top tips on how to manage festive leftovers, turning them into imaginative family meals.

Find out why the best-dressed chaps are wearing alpaca – Dorset’s Claire and Edward Ebbern talk to View about this Fibre of the Gods. And talking of well-dressed chaps – Lord Pembroke marks a milestone in the long and colourful history of Wilton.

Southampton artist Nancy Wood tells View how social media is increasing the public’s interest in art and don’t miss this month’s Plains Arts artist Val Morsman.
Find out how Tops Day Nurseries’ ban on glitter is being followed up and how a farming voice from Wiltshire’s past has renewed relevance today.

Whether the New Year finds you out in the fields, pounding the pavements or snuggled under a blanket – don’t miss this month’s Out and About guide filled with events all over the region.

Best wishes, Paula Tegerdine

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