View Magazine Hampshire, Wiltshire & North Dorset Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:45:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 View Magazine 32 32 Summer sky high ambition for rescue charity Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:06:48 +0000 How you can support the Air Ambulance

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One of the UK’s few female aerobatic pilots with a display rating is based at Henstridge airfield, home to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.


Pilot Annabelle Burroughes flies Tiger Moths at 1200ft and trains pilots from all over the world.

A chance to see the 1930s planes is part of  this year’s Blackmore Vale Revival, a classic vehicle and vintage show at Henstridge Airfield between Shaftesbury and Sherborne on Saturday, July 1.

It is just one of many summer events fundraising for air ambulance crews across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is currently raising £1.25million towards a new airbase at Melksham to be a world-class centre for training and provision of critical care.

The £1.25million target is on top of the £3.25million fund needed to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying.

Numerous events are planned to support the appeals.

Annabelle show off the Tiger Moth but is not flying at the Blackmore Vale Revival. She said: “The best thing about the Tigers is their sense of humour! They are old ladies and have a way of going that suits them. If you try to hurry them into the air or onto the ground they don’t go so nicely.”

The Blackmore Vale Revival features vintage clothing, food and craft stalls, and arena entertainment in the style of the Goodwood Revival – raising funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Youth Cancer Trust and Clic Sargent.

Henstridge airfield was commissioned as HMS Dipper during World War Two when Seafires, Spitfires and Masters operated there until the end of the war.

At Henstridge, Annabelle works alongside Tiger Moth pilots Clive Davidson and Kevin Crumplin.

Annabelle said: “We have people coming from Canada, Finland, America, Italy, Denmark and Australia wanting to fly Tiger Moths. We are very lucky to have brilliant people.”

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance costs £2million a year to run and each mission costs £2,500. Summer is a key time of year for fundraisers as air ambulances rely on charitable donations to keep flying.


Help keep air ambulances flying

  • The White Horse Challenge – a walk taking in seven of Wiltshire’s famous white horses to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, on July 1 and 2. Routes to suit everyone, range from seven to 52 miles.

Organised by Monahans Chartered Accountants, Rygor Commercials and Rocking Horse Nursery, the walking challenge has raised more than £138,600 since 2005. Details:

  • VW Festival in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Vdub at the Pub, is at Julian’s Bridge, Wimborne, June 23 to 25. Details:
  • Southampton Airport Runway run – a fun 5K run for all abilities aged 12 and over, on Sunday, June 25 – details on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance website:
  • Family fun day at Thruxton Motorsports Centre Saturday, July 1, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HIOWAA. Details:
  • Fordingbridge Summer Festival, Saturday, July 15, 11am to 5pm, featuring vintage cars including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, heavy horse demo, and more, at the Recreation Ground. Fun family day out raising funds for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). Details
  • Wiltshire Air Ambulance is raising some dough with a Bake Off for Lift Off cake-themed fundraising event during Air Ambulance Week, September 11 to 17. To get involved email or phonel 01380 739453. On September 17, Wiltshire Big Wheel event has cyclists taking part in 12, 45 or 100 mile rides through rolling Wiltshire countryside. More details: or call 01380 739453.



And airplane fans can watch an aerobatic competition day at Compton Abbas airfield, July 14 and 15, when some of the most skilled pilots in the UK perform their routines for judges. On August 12, the airfield hosts a Vintage day with interesting aircraft, cars and bikes, and a World War Two menu.

More information about Tiger Moth Training at Henstridge Airfield at: Tigermothtraining


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Food fit for Vikings Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:38:45 +0000 At Oskubox in Lymington

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Since opening a year ago Nordic food outlet Oskubox has won a clutch of impressive awards. The Lymington-based Nordic House is bringing Viking recipes to life with fresh local ingredients – honouring local farmers and producers just as the Vikings did.

It has a Hampshire Fare and New Forest Marque showing just how much local produce they use, and has featured in the Telegraph and on the BBC.

Oskubox won new business of the year within the New Forest and is part of the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards Owner Oddny Edwards said: “It has been an incredible journey and there are such exciting things in the pipeline for Oskubox. It is tough work but so worth it.”

The name Oskubox and concept is linked to Yggdrasil, the tree of life in Norse mythology. The name means the bowl Askur. Vikings would eat out of this bowl which was believed to be made from Ash wood. Oskubox has stayed true to their passion and not wavered on the heritage.

Coffee is served Scandi style – brew and drip coffee only with up to nine types of beans to choose from. The cakes and food are also traditionally Nordic.

There are slight variations within each Nordic Country so the whole team at Oskubox have created items on the menu which honour this but with their own twist to it.


Everything in the premises has been upcycled, thus starting a working relationship with Spendley Furniture as they breathe life back into English wood and create pieces which can be seen at Oskubox.

Oddny said: “I have been incredibly lucky with the people that have helped on the way and the support from our customers – they have definitely made it all so worth it.” Details on the Osxubox website

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Music going underground in Salisbury bunker Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:16:07 +0000 At Sound Emporium

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Multi-award winning local youth music company The Sound Emporium is aiming to make ‘The Bunker’ in Harnham, Salisbury, the No.1 music facility for children and teenagers in the UK.

Completely transformed from its former use as a WW1 shelter for local dignitaries, The Bunker houses rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and live performance lounge, taking inspiration from famous music venues across the world like the Hard Rock Cafe, The Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios. A Sound Emporium spokesman said: “Imagine you went to Glastonbury Festival, had a lesson with Jack Black at The School of Rock, popped into a Hard Rock Café run by Jimi Hendrix and recorded what you had learned in Abbey Road Studios…Welcome to The Bunker!” The Sound Emporium offers individual music tuition and their highly-popular ‘School of Rock’ classes for young people wanting to join bands, fully equipped rehearsal rooms, studio recording and recording parties.

They aim to provide music education in a creative, fun and inspiring environment and to teach with passion and enthusiasm children and teenagers between six and 19 years old.

The Sound Emporium announced a new partner this year – ‘Naim Audio’, world renowned creators of iconic and awardwinning hi-fi products based in Salisbury. A spokesman said: “At Naim we pride ourselves on being part of the Salisbury community. As a company, we are preparing for our next stage of evolution with the launch of our new platform in 2017.

“This year is going to be a significant year for us and we are thrilled to share in this extraordinary project and offer our teams skills, passion and uniqueness to make 2017 and beyond a place where we share in the wonderful experience that is music.” The Sound Emporium runs a school holiday workshop in August for seven to 13-yearolds, offering taster sessions in recording, CD design, musical games and activities, karaoke and more, but places are limited. Details on The Sound Emporium Website


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July Artist of the month Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:10:08 +0000 Charlotte Rose

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I’ve been fascinated with the natural world from a very early age. We are so lucky to live in the UK, with such a variety of landscapes and species. This drove me to qualify as an ecologist, a career which I continue to pursue today.

I get to visit some incredible places, and sharing these with others through my artwork is a great feeling – hopefully resulting in more people valuing our wonderful countryside and wildlife.

I’m self-taught, and constantly learning and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It’s tricky combining my job with my love to paint, but the opportunities afforded by Plain Arts through exhibition space, and taking the odd punt (such as the Christmas Market) have yielded successes. I’m also learning all the time from the pool of experienced artists that make up our membership.

I love to bring the viewer into the picture, hopefully eliciting some of the sensory experiences from my own visits. A sense of movement, and bright, contrasting colours, are typical of my work. I work mostly in acrylic paint, but depending on the subject matter, soft pastels create a different, softer mood in my work.





I guess I’m most well-known for my trees over rivers, as well as a ‘bug’s eye view’ through wildflower meadows.

Several landscapes of beautiful local places – such as my favourite place in the world, Martin Down – are currently up in the Salisbury Medical Centre. You may also have seen some of these in Waterstones earlier this year.

However, I’m currently working on a range of mini canvases of various inverterbrates ready for my stall at the New Naturalists Symposium in September, and you can also see a couple of more unusual pieces displayed as part of the Plain Arts Small Pictures Exhibition on the library throughout July.


I would urge all artists – amateurs, professionals, hobbyists – to join Plain Arts and see where the opportunities take them. It will certainly be great fun!


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Jane mcdonald Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:06:31 +0000 In my life

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It is almost 20 years since Jane McDonald made a splash with the BBC TV docu-soap The Cruise. This month she returns to the town that brought her to the public’s attention with a show called ‘Making Memories.’

Since cruising out of Southampton waters in the 1990s, Jane McDonald has built a career of live shows and album successes. She co-presented on the TV show ‘Loose Women’ for 10 years, and her recent reality show Sugar Free Farm saw her lose weight and find a renewed vitality in her 50s.

‘Making Memories’ has Jane performing self-penned songs such as ‘The Hand That Leads Me’ to medleys of Cilla’s hits, a nod to her role as Grizabella in ‘Cats’, disco hits from ‘Boogie Wonderland’ to ‘Let’s Groove’, and her signature hit ‘Dizzy.’

Her tour has been so successful it has been extended by 14 dates and Jane appears at The Mayflower, Southampton, on Sunday July 16.

“I’ve always been able to sing, since I was a child.  I love everything about singing; seriously it’s the best feeling in the world. It’s just magical being able to create a feeling in the Theatre plus it’s also good for the soul; everyone should try it!

“Back in the day, when I was regularly performing on the cruises, the ship would periodically dock in Southampton. I’m very much looking forward to returning to The Mayflower on July 16, as the audience is always so welcoming.

“In 1998, I had no idea the ‘docusoap’ I appeared in would be so pioneering, as this was before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  I can’t lie, a life without music and singing would be unbearable,



as the joy I get from singing is something quite unique to me. Saying that, having a TV career goes hand-in-hand with my singing, so I can’t really do one without the other.

“It has become a bit weird: you switch on the TV and it’s all reality people, but they don’t seem to last very long, and that is such a shame. We need to make stars again, don’t you think? I know everything has to change and everything goes in cycles, but it would be brilliant to get a Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones back. It’s a genre that has sadly gone. While I wouldn’t put myself in that bracket at all – I’m probably the first ‘reality’ person, I think that’s why people are quite shocked when they come and see the show we’ve got, because it’s me on a stage, with a band, having a blast, and doing it for real. I think there’s not many of us out there doing that.

“I absolutely love being on the road with my band and crew.  Touring is hard work but when you surround yourself with people who you like (and who like you) it’s a blast.  The tour bus is our sanctuary.  After a show, we are all buzzing with adrenaline but by the time we get finished, everything’s closed, so having the tour bus gives us the opportunity to wind down and have a sleep, which is bliss.

“My advice to young performers today is gain experience wherever you can and always have a back-up plan.  I’m not denying it’s not hard work

but determination and drive will see you through.  I thank my blessings every day that I’m able to live the life that I do.

“I don’t know what it is, and if I did, I’d bottle it and sell it. I think people can tell when you’re honest and genuine, and I think people also know when you’re grateful – that’s the word that describes me. For having that chance all those years ago, on a cruise ship, to being where I am today; I’ll never ever take that for granted. So you have to be grateful, and enjoy it. You have to create that atmosphere, when you’re on that stage it’s up to you to put a feeling out in that theatre for people to have a flipping good night. They’ve paid good money to come and see a show, so you have to make them feel different when they walk out of the door – and that’s my job. Even I’m surprised at the reaction we’re getting – and the band. I’ve surrounded myself with like-minded people and the buzz spreads right across. They get my show, they get my music, and they want to be on that stage with me. It’s fabulous.

“I believe you make your own luck and of course there are setbacks in life, but it’s how you get back up from them that really count. Trust me, I’ve had a lot of luck! But it depends what you do with it. Things happen to you every day and it’s up to you whether you recognise what’s happening. Things are put in our paths all the time that we ignore, whereas I tend to think, ‘That’s brilliant! Look at what we could do with that.’ “

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Out & About Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:04:20 +0000 July

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June 24

Trees and You, a family workshop exploring what the New Forest means to you, at Ringwood Library as part of the New Forest Arts Festival.

Ringwood Library, 11am to midday.

Free event for all ages but need to book tickets: email or tel 01425 470188.


June 24

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, an outdoor version presented by Forest Forge Youth Theatre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm. This version uses song and movement and is part of the New Forest Arts Festival.


Forest Forge Theatre, Ringwood.


July 3

Out of the Ashes, an incredible true survival story about a boy who suffered 75 % burns, presented by Regents Theological College and Searchlight Theatre Company.

Performance 7.30pm in the main auditorium at The Lights followed by a short talk and question and answer session with Peter Gladwin, author of ‘Out of the Ashes’.

The Lights, West Street, Andover.

Box Office 01264 368368



July 6

Contemporary Dance Demystified. Join Chantry Dance Company’s artistic directors for a talk and introduction to contemporary dance ahead of their performance of The Sandman in October. Main auditorium, 7pm.

The Lights, West Street, Andover.

Box Office 01264 368368



 July 15

Fordingbridge Summer Festival features vintage cars including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, heavy horse demo, music, rural crafts, farm animals and more, at the Recreation Ground. Fun family day out organised by the Rotary Club of Fordingbridge. Gates open 10.30am to 4.30pm. Adults £5, OAPs £4, children 16 and under free.


June 27 to July 8

Grease the original High School musical, Grease, starring Tom Parker from The Wanted in his first theatrical role.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Hampshire

Box Office: 02380 711811



June 24

Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra perform Borodin, Bruch, Vaughan Williams, Gluck and Tchaikovsky, 7.45pm at The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke.

Box Office: 01256 844244


June 24

Solo concert by internationally-renowned kora player, cellist and composer Tunde Jegede, at the Forge, 8.15pm.

The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke

Box Office: 01256 844244


June 24

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, played by Claire Furley. 7.30pm.

City Hall Salisbury, Wiltshire

Box Office: 01722 434434


June 27

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and here she is with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week. Now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. For information, Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen year old child.

Salisbury Playhouse, Wiltshire

Box Office: 01722 320333


July 19 to 22

Southern Cathedrals Festival celebrates cathedral music and takes place at Winchester Cathedral. A wide range of events and performances including an organ recital by Simon Johnson, the Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, and choirs from Salisbury and Chichester cathedrals.


July 17 to 22

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Tamsin Jacson can be seen at the Studio Theatre, Salisbury.

Tickets £10, concessions £8, available from Salisbury Tourist Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury SP1 1EJ

Tel: 01722 342860


July 6 to 9

The world’s best riders and horses compete at Barbury International Horse Trials, on the beautiful Marlborough Downs, Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RS.

Tel: 01672 516125



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Editor’s View Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:56:07 +0000 Paula Tegerdine

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This month’s View is packed with high-flyers – people from all walks of life who help make our region such a great place to be.Loose Women star Jane McDonald sails back into Southampton with a new show celebrating 20 years since The Cruise first brought her into the public eye.

In Warminster, former Queen’s Bodyguard William Mahon has a new book out and Gosport-based novelist Rosie Archer speaks to View about her writing life. Rosie had over 700 short stories published before attempting her first novel back in 2008 – and she hasn’t looked back since.

Tiger Moth pilot Annabelle Burroughes trains pilots from all over the world and the 1930s airplanes can be seen at the upcoming Blackmore Vale Revival – one of many summer events raising funds for air ambulances.Amazingly air ambulances rely purely on charitable donations to keep flying – View lists events you can join in to help support them. From cake sales to 100-mile cycle rides – there are plenty of ways to keep your feet firmly on the ground and still be a high-flyer.

Best wishes, Paula Tegerdine

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Win: Butterfly bowl by Nambé Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:34:00 +0000 Designer lifestyle brand, Nambé, is celebrating its UK launch

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Designer lifestyle brand, Nambé, is celebrating its UK launch with a competition to win its stylish Butterfly Bowl, designed 50 years ago by New Mexican sculptor Richard K. Thomas.

Among Nambe’s earliest and most beloved designs, the £123 bowl was unveiled shortly after the birth of the company in New Mexico in the early 1950s.

The gloriously curved vessel is simple and joyful, its elongated sides gracefully reaching upward like wings aloft. In contrast to its namesake, however, this Butterfly is solid, weighty, and unexpectedly practical. The Nambé metal from which it is made is excellent at retaining temperatures at either extreme and is perfectly suitable for use with food. It adds elegance to pasta served family-style and is your secret to consistently crisp salads.

Nambé dedicates itself to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality across a broad range of items for the home and gifts.

The brand’s promise of style and practical functionality began with the introduction of its proprietary Alloy – a tarnish-resistant combination of eight different metals with remarkable temperature retention properties and a silver-like lustre. Nambé’s alloy pieces can be heated in the oven to 500 degrees and chilled in the freezer, while also retaining these temperatures during serving.

Nambé collections feature a recognisable modern, mid-century design aesthetic, reminiscent of minimalistic Scandinavian design. Its innovative use of mixed-materials, including acacia wood, glass, and stainless steel, ensure its pieces are contemporary and timelessly elegant.

Since its inception Nambé has collaborated with esteemed designers to develop products that bring style, function and craftsmanship to the home. Each of its design partners are experts in their field, supplying a unique sense of inspiration that can be seen in each range.

The Skye Collection, for example, was designed by esteemed British product designer, Robin Levien, who has created many iconic and best-selling ranges for the homeware market. In recognition of his excellence as a designer, Levien has also received the distinction of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) from the Royal Society of Arts.

Enter the competition either using the form here or write the answer to the question on a postcard or the back of an envelope, add your name, address, daytime contact number and email address (optional), and send your entry to:

View Magazines, Valley News
19 Crow Lane, Wilton
Salisbury SP2 0HB

Closing date for entries: Friday June 23

To win a Nambé Butterfly Bowl, just answer this question:

Which American state is the original home of home ware and gift company Nambé?

The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entry limited to one per person. The prize is non-refundable. This competition is not open to employees of View magazines or the competition promoter or their families. View Magazines and the competition promoter will not make your details known to any third party. Terms, conditions and exclusions may apply. (ARR)

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Summer Style Wed, 31 May 2017 16:12:24 +0000 From Regent

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Summer is the perfect time for relaxing, the weather is warm, the evenings are lighter and everybody feels a little more laid back. This is no excuse for letting your sartorial standards slip however, we’ve all seen summer style horror stories (socks and sandals anyone?) but with a little bit of thought, a casual summer outfit can still have you looking razor sharp.

Try swapping your trainers for a pair of loafers, which still look great with shorts, but add a slightly more sophisticated edge. Wear these sock-less with a pair of light coloured chinos, an Oxford button down shirt and pair of Triwa Sunglasses.



1)            Joseph Cheaney ‘Harry’ Tassel Loafer – £320

2)            Levi’s Made & Crafted chino pant – £120

3)            Regent Oxford Button Down shirt – £120

4)            Hartford floral swimshort – £79





5)            Aigle Montley short – £55

6)            Triwa Havana Sunglasses – £110

7)            Hartford pique polo shirt – £65




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ONLINE SAFETY IS A TALKING MATTER Wed, 31 May 2017 12:16:30 +0000 Advice for worried parents

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A MAJOR survey by the NSPCC has revealed that the majority of children feel they are not protected when using social media sites.

Parents are being told it is now ‘vital’ to talk regularly to their children about their online world and take an active role in safeguarding them.

But for many busy mums and dads it is difficult to know where to start. Worried parents can feel powerless in the face of such a fast-changing media.

An NSPCC survey of 1,696 young people aged 11 to 18 found that 1,380 – or 80 per cent – say they are routinely confronted by shocking content.

Whether you’re an online expert or not sure where to start the NSPCC’s four key tips for parents are: explore the online world together with your child; talk to your child about staying safe online; manage the software and tools your family use and agree rules about what’s ok and what’s not.

Hampshire mum Stella James, creator of Gooseberry Planet, says she was moved to take action in order to protect her own children.

Gooseberry Planet is an online resource for parents and schools. It also has a computer game children can play, as a way of learning about online hazards.

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless has stated it is now ‘vital’ parents know about their online world.


A charity spokesman said: “When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

“There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.”

The NSPCC website has an online News page to keep you up-to-date with emerging sites, apps, games and online trends. There is also hotline for parents wanting direct advice on specific concerns.

Visitors to will find a news section warning of trends and training courses for parents.

Stella said: “We are still teaching children in a very traditional manner, with the teacher or policeman standing at the board, telling the children what they should and shouldn’t do.

“I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but times have changed. We need to engage with our children in a better way, and what a more perfect way to engage with our children than to actually give them a game.

“If this game can save one child from being groomed or sexually exploited, then it has achieved my goal.”


The NSPCC’s website can be found at
You can speak to an expert advisor on its free O2 NSPCC
Online Safety Helpline tel: 0808 800 5002.

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