Surrey Hair Salon Wins Award

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Clay Hair Salon (Oxshott, Surrey) has won ‘Business Salon of the Year 2015’ at the recent prestigious Salon Business Awards, held onboard ‘The Yacht’ on the Thames in London.

Salons across the UK submitted their entries in the hope that they would be shortlisted and potentially winners of one of these coveted awards. Clay Hair Salon was delighted to win ‘Business Salon of the Year’ that judged entries on every aspect of the business including customer experience, financial figures, marketing, social media, branding and staff development.

James Davis, owner and founder of Clay Hair Salon, says, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that we’ve won Business Salon of the Year. We have the most amazing team here at Clay and a fantastic client base. I want to thank the team and in particular James Overton and Jo Berry for leading the day-to-day running of the business. This award recognizes what we’ve been able to create here at Clay. We’ve grown as a team, as a business and stayed close to our clients to ensure that they get a very special experience each and every time their visit.’

In celebration of the Award, Clay is offering a special gift to readers of your publication a complimentary Luxury Hair Ritual Treatment (worth £20) with any hair service purchased. To find out more about Clay Hair Salon go to:

Music Nights at Epsom and Sandown Racecourses

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Summer evening music events at your local racecourses

Sandown 22 July - Evening Flat Racing ft. Rule The World
Evening racing followd by Rule the World (Take That tribute) performing live in Surrey Hall. Join us and take in a summer's evening of thrilling racing at Sandown Park followed by live music from Rule The World, the UK's leading Take That tribute band! 'Rule The World have been recognised as the number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They've been featured on ITV1′s Daybreak and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Jason Orange's mother, Denise Van Outen and now Mr GARY BARLOW himself. The ONLY Take That tribute show in the land to have ever been praised by Take That's lead singer! Now in their 5th year touring, the band are professionally trained and are currently appearing in top theatres and events up and down the country. The show ensures an accurate portrayal and is a true impersonation of the sounds, look and feel of the sensational 'Take That' live in concert. Featuring all the favourite's including 'Greatest Day', 'Back For Good', 'Million Love Songs', 'Patience', 'Relight My Fire', 'Never Forget', 'Shine', 'Pray' and many more. As a one-off we are offering a considerable discount on hospitality to allow people the chance to sample our fantastic restaurant packages.
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Sandown 23 July - Mayor’s Pantomime Raceday
Join us on this Thursday afternoon, and enjoy thrilling racing against a stunning London backdrop. This summer’s afternoon of entertainment, includes thoroughbred flat races, live music, plus a fun filled mascot race at around 3pm! Chelsea Foundation are proud sponsors of our annual Mayor’s Pantomime Mascot race. This year's community spirited event includes mascots from Elmbridge Borough Council, Sparks Charity Foundation, Surrey Advertiser as well as The Jockey Club's very own Sandown Sparkie, Epsom Ellie and Kempton Kev! Don't miss these novices shuffling towards the finish line in pursuit of coveted mascot racing victory! Why not make your day extra special by booking into one of our restaurants. Organise a group of 10 or more for a further discount on top of the advance booking discount. This fixture is sponsored by Unibet.
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Sandown 29 July - An evening at the races with Boyzone
Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Boyzone are one of Ireland and the UK’s biggest boybands. Known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’ and ‘When The Going Gets Tough’ they have had a total of 18 UK top 10 singles, with 6 hitting the number 1 spot and have tallied up 5 Brit Awards. Recently celebrating their 20 years as a band, they released their sixth studio album ‘From Dublin to Detroit’ last year, featuring their favourite songs from the Motown era. ‘An Evening At The Races’ offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside incredible headlining performances, the action kicks off earlier in the evening with 6 races - giving fans the chance to witness up close powerful equine athletes who are stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them racing for glory. Whether you fancy a flutter or a dance with friends and family the event is certain to be an odds on favourite for all, with tickets only £35. This fixture is sponsored by Unibet. Click the logo below for an exclusive offer.
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Epsom Downs 30 July - Girls’ Night Out
Local ladies, come and let your hair down at Epsom Downs Racecourse's Girls Night Out, on 30 July. Gather your glamorous group for an evening of flat racing, cocktails and a live set from Heart DJ Toby Anstis! Our best dressed competition is also back by popular demand, so enter your stylish self and be in with a chance to win some coveted prizes. This year, leading jewellery franchise-Pandora, will be rewarding one lucky winner with a £250 shopping spree in their Epsom branch. As if that wasn't enough- we will have free hand massages from a holistic and clinical therapist, Jungle Body Zumba Demonstrations and live music from the beautiful vintage duo-Verity and Violet. This summer's evening of entertainment is not one to be missed, book your tickets now!
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RHS Garden Wisley

Summer Adventures in Wonderland at RHS Garden Wisley 22 July – 31 August 2015.

Don’t be late for a jam-packed summer of Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley, Surrey. Join the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with free family activities every day.

In the same year that plantsman and former President of the RHS Edward Augustus Bowles was born, Lewis Carroll created the nonsensical and magical world of Wonderland. EA Bowles, too, harboured a passion for the weird and wonderful, and famously had an area in his garden devoted to his botanical curiosities. Bowles’ Corner at RHS Garden Wisley pays homage to this great plantsman with a selection of ‘interesting’ woodland plants.

This summer, discover a world of wonder at Wisley inspired by the logic-twisting tale of Lewis Carroll, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust. Enjoy horticultural highlights come rain or shine, outstanding mixed borders, fragrant rose gardens and sensational panoramas creating a feast for the senses. You’ll be welcomed to Wonderland with an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Top Terrace bedding scheme. Admire the wacky and wonderful design. Clashing colours and the White Rabbit lead you from reality to Wonderland, where you’ll find a 3-D sculpture of a caterpillar relaxing on a mushroom. This design was created by Wisley second-year horticulture Diploma students.

Explore, cook, play and plant your way to the perfect summer with gardening-inspired activities for all ages. Free activities include gardening, arts and crafts, music, theatre and puppet shows. Have an ‘un-birthday’ with a session of Eat Me, Drink Me cookery, or face painting on Tuesdays (payable and bookable in advance).

Follow the clues for curiouser and curiouser encounters throughout the garden with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat – and, of course, Alice herself. Discover the many bronze sculptures by the renowned Robert James Workshop around the garden. Take on the adventure, explore down the rabbit-hole willow tunnels, play flamingo croquet… you’ll be grinning like a Cheshire Cat this summer at Wisley.

2015 is the Year of the Sunflower, and this summer you’ll spot lots of them around the garden. From single blooms to multi-headed, toddler-sized to several metres tall, sunflowers are diverse. The giant flowers will be just like being in Wonderland. All over Europe many gardens as well as trials gardens will be celebrating the wide variation and uses of sunflowers. At RHS Garden Wisley you’ll see dwarf sunflowers in containers, agricultural, border and cut sunflowers for an RHS Award of Garden Merit trial. Be sure to vote for your favourite in the RHS People’s Choice during the summer months.

Eat the Queen of Hearts’ jam tarts at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Picnic
Join Alice and her friends for fun and entertainment at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Picnic. Wear your most creative hat and gather your friends! Pick up a picnic including your jam tart. Seating is limited: pre-booking and pre-payment will be required. For more information visit Normal garden admission applies.

Bring your family along for a full day of fun every day of the holidays. Activities each day, some bookable in advance, visit for what’s on when.

Harambee 2015


In aid of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Harambee 2015 marks our biggest event of the year as we welcome key speakers, wildlife conservationists and special guests to celebrate the work of the DSWT and all that has been achieved for wildlife over the past 38 years. On Friday 25 September we will be welcoming over 200 guests to London’s prestigious Landmark Hotel to our flagship event Harambee 2015 which will raise vital funds and awareness for our life-saving projects in Kenya. Our guests include our Patron actress Kristin Davis, HRH Prince Michael of Kent and our founder Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick.

Guests will begin the evening with a delectable drinks and canapé reception in The Drawing Room accompanied by a live pianist from 6:30pm. The evening will then continue from 7:30pm in The Ballroom as guests will be seated for a delicious 3‐course meal followed by speeches, entertainment, live music and what is set to be a lively and exciting auction.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) exists to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best‐known for the rescue and hand‐raising of orphaned infant elephants and rhinos through our renowned and successful Orphans’ Project, we offer a future for these animals in the wild when grown. Alongside the Orphans’ Project, we operate nine fully mobile Anti‐Poaching Teams in the giant Tsavo Conservation Area, providing front line protection for wildlife through the removal of snares and the arrest of poachers.
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Prints for the People

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25 July – 4 October The Pottery Building, Watts Gallery - Continuing the Watts Contemporary Programme - Art for all at affordable prices

Watts Gallery Trust, in partnership with Gwen Hughes Fine Art, presents Prints for the People, an exhibition of 20th Century lithographs, including the popular School Prints scheme produced in the 1930s and 40s, for sale at affordable prices.

With the admirable aim of making good art accessible to everyone, several series of prints were published in Britain in the late 1930s-1940s. From the Contemporary Lithographs series (1937-38) to The School Prints (from 1946), the Lyons Tea Shop Lithographs (1947-55) and the Coronation Series (1953), all were designed to celebrate the best of British talent and the leading British artists of the day were commissioned – including Julian Trevelyan, Barbara Jones and Edward Ardizzone.

As well as the improving socialist principles which drove these series, they arose for pragmatic reasons. Post-war Britain was drab, and paint unavailable. Colourful lithographs covered up walls in need of refurbishment in schools and cafes, and provided cheerful distractions from the run-down surroundings. Cleverly, the lithographs in the Lyons tea-shops were also available for sale to the general public “at a price within reach of the slenderest purse”. The canny publishers of the School Prints directed the artists to incorporate frames into their images, to save schools the added expense of having to get the prints framed.

Although most of the lithographs were produced in large editions (often more than 2000), post-War austerity which restricted the quality of the printing paper, and the fact that they were tacked to walls in busy places, meant that remarkably few copies have survived.

Highlights of Prints for the People will include Julian Trevelyan, Thames Regatta (School Prints, 1951), Raoul Dufy, The Band (School Prints, 1951) and Vincent Lines, Skating, (Contemporary Lithographs, 1938). All works are for sale and prices start from £75 (unframed), with most prints under £1000.

Commenting Watts Gallery Trust Director, Perdita Hunt observes: “The laudable campaign to give colour and inspiration to wartime and post-War Britain in the 30s and 40 through the production of lithographs of work by leading artists chimes immediately with the Watts Art for All ambition to take art to deprived communities in London at the end of the 19th Century.” “This exhibition of Prints for the People, part of the Watts Contemporary programme, offering good art by the best of British artists at affordable prices, gives visitors to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village a complementary experience of 20th Century art.” “There is also the opportunity to purchase work at affordable prices, which, through its sale, will benefit Watts Gallery Trust’s Art for All programme involving young people, excluded groups, schools and life-long learners.”

Commenting Gwen Hughes says: “I am delighted to be putting on Prints for the People with the Watts Gallery this summer. It is wonderful to be part of the Gallery’s exciting programme of activities, and I hope this collaboration will introduce these fascinating prints and their story to a new audience.”

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1. Barbara Jones, The Fairground (1946), School Prints, Series 1

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2. Edward Ardizzone, The Wreck (1951), School Prints, Festival of Britain series

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3. Raoul Dufy, The Band (1949), School Prints, Third (European) Series

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4. Kenneth Rowntree, Tractor (1946), School Prints, Series 1

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5. Julian Trevelyan, Thames Regatta (1951), School prints, Series 4

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6. Vincent Lines, Skating (1938), Contemporary Lithographs

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7. Henry Moore, Sculptural Objects (1951), School Prints third (European) Series

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8. Ruskin Spear, The Piano Lesson (1945), CEMA lithograph

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9. Edwin Ladell, Fishing at Marlow (1951), Lyons Lithographs, Series 2

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10. Ceri Richards, East End Celebrations – Costers Dancing (1953), Royal College of Art Coronation Series or Telephone 01483 810235
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