The Loxwood Joust

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A festival of mediaeval mayhem

1 & 2, 8 & 9 August 2015 The Loxwood Meadow, Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 0AL

THE LOXWOOD JOUST – is the UK’s premiere MEDIAEVAL FUN DAY OUT taking place at the enchanted Loxwood Meadow. The Loxwood Joust is the most spectacular mediaeval festival in the Realm with an unrivalled programme of mediaeval mayhem.
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Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family! Each day from 10am to 6pm. The Loxwood Joust’s unrivalled programme of mediaeval revelry guarantees a day out like no other. A fast-paced, all action jousting tournament will amaze and astound whilst daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire will enthral as fully armoured knights prepare to meet in a thunderous battle.
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The main concert stage is where performances from the internationally acclaimed singing group the Mediaeval Baebes will enchant and soothe. Wander the massive Living History Village in the ‘Mediaeval Meadow’ – a totally authentic recreation of a mediaeval battle camp and browse the Mediaeval Market Place where traders and hawkers vie for your attention as companies of actors, wandering minstrels, the Court Jester and dance troupes entertain and delight throughout the day.
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Try your hand at archery, sup fine ales and dine on local organic fayre while the little ones can enjoy their very own Children’s Kingdom – a festival within a festival where the Mediaeval Groat is the currency! This “Mini Mediaeval Mayhem” includes Have a go Archery, Pelt the Peasant, Face and Wound Painting and of course the “Bouncy Castle”.
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The Loxwood Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood and has ample Free Parking.

SAVE ON ADVANCE TICKETS: Adult: £12 / Child (4-14): £6 / Under 4: Free
GATE: Adult: £15 / Child (4-14): £7 / Under 4: Free / Seniors: £13 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £40

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We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!


Guildford Summer Youth Project 2015

Do your kids have a passion for dance, drama and singing? Are they keen to work backstage on sound and lighting design? If so, join Dorothy and all her favourite friends from The Wizard of Oz, in this year’s Guildford Summer Youth Project.

Now in its 8th year, Guildford Theatre School is staging a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz at G Live in just 2 weeks! There are two courses available (performance or technical), followed by two performances.

From 17– 29 August your children will learn new skills, make new friends and have fun as they work with professional theatre practitioners to produce the shows. They’ll learn the lines, tread the boards and master the dance routines of this family classic. The performers’ course is perfect for those aged 8-18, who love acting, singing and dancing or who want to have fun during the summer holidays. At £300 for two full weeks of childcare, not only is this great fun but also good value for money.
If your kids are keen to get hands-on experience of working backstage at a theatre, the technical course is just the ticket! From 24 – 29 August your children will work with a professional team to design the set, build the props, create the special effects, and operate the sound and lights for the Wizard of Oz performances. This one week course is only £120, and is the perfect chance to get experience in a working theatre with help from tutors.

The workshops culminate in performances of The Wizard of Oz on Fri 28 August at 7pm and Sat 29 August at 2pm. Both shows will be open to friends, family and the general public, and will give students the chance to perform on G Live’s main stage!
With the summer holidays fast approaching, both courses are the perfect way to keep your kids entertained.

Guildford Summer Youth Project 2015: The Wizard Of Oz
Performance workshop:
17 – 29 August, 10am – 5pm (Mon – Fri only) £300 (£250 siblings).
Technical workshop: 24-29 August, 10am – 5pm (Mon – Fri only) £120.
Performances: Fri 28 August 7pm, Sat 29 August 2pm. Tickets: £6.00*, Concessions: £5.00* (*plus booking fees) or call 0844 7701 797 (10am-6pm, Mon-Sat)

Prince of India to raise funds for TigerTime

Wildlife artist Richard Symonds has teamed up with TigerTime for a unique fundraiser to help save tigers in the wild

A life-long fan of wildlife artist and founder of DSWF and TigerTime, David Shepherd CBE, Richard has embarked on an exciting partnership that has created an amazing one-off work of art set to be unveiled at London’s Mall Galleries on June 29 (opens to the public June 30) as part of the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition that runs until Saturday July 4.

The magnificent life-size oil portrait of a Bengal tiger entitled ‘Prince of India’ will, however, be making a special guest appearance at the DSWF Gallery in Shalford, Surrey from Monday June 22 – Friday June 26 before it heads up to London.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come and see this truly majestic oil painting before it leaves for London,” says TigerTime campaign manager, Vicky Flynn. “With as few as 3,000 tigers left in the wild this will be a rare opportunity for people to see a life-size tiger and to have their photo taken with it.”

While selfies with captive tigers have been condemned by conservationists, the TigerTime team are encouraging people to take selfies with the ‘Prince of India’ to help spread awareness of the plight of the tiger in the wild by using the TigerTime and ban tiger trade hashtags when posting their photos on social media (#TigerTime #bantigertrade).

“Motivating people to act and to spread awareness is what TigerTime is all about,” adds Vicky Flynn. “We fund raise to support vital conservation, education, community outreach and undercover work across tiger range countries and have mobilized a huge following through social media with hundreds of people signing up to our campaign to ban the trade in tiger parts. With art very much at the heart of our charity, Richard’s idea fits perfectly into what we do.”

Talking about ‘Prince of India’ Richard Symonds said: “There is something so incredibly beautiful about the tiger that the thought of them being threatened with extinction in the wild is a real incentive to do something to reverse the decline. I’ve followed David Shepherd’s work, both as an artist and a conservationist and have been inspired to do what I can to help.

“'Prince of India' has been a real pleasure to paint and has taken in excess of 300 hours to complete. The whole painting process has been inside my studio but with the beautiful weather outside and my love of the great outdoors, I wanted to complete the last few brush strokes in a forest environment. A fitting end to the painting being completed in the wild – just as the tiger should be.”

As original and rare as a wild tiger, the painting will carry a price tag of £30,000 with proceeds supporting tiger conservation in India, Russia and Thailand. Prints of the ‘Prince of the India’ will also be available from June 22 at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Kings Road, Shalford and online at
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The painting is based on a photograph taken by fellow TigerTime supporter, Michael Vickers ( of the Chiroli Male - or T2 - a huge dominant male who ruled an extensive territory in Ranthambore. T2 died of natural causes two years ago but leaves a fabulous legacy including the current star male known as 'Romeo'.

If you are interested in buying Prince of India: please contact Vicky on +44 (0)1483 443851.

You can find out more about TigerTime at and join the growing global following on twitter @TigerTimeNow and find us on Facebook at TigerTimeNow.

Lanson goes to Loseley for an afternoon of Champagne, tea & flowers

Lanson goes to Loseley for an afternoon of Champagne, tea & flowers

Loseley Park and leading Champagne House, Lanson, are co-hosting an afternoon of Champagne and English Tea in the beautiful Walled Garden at the Stately Home in Surrey. On Wednesday 15th July at 4pm Paul Beavis, MD of Lanson International and an authority on Champagne, will give a talk about our favourite festive drink and bring examples of Lanson Champagne to sample along with a full English Tea provided by Caper & Berry, Loseley’s exclusive caterers.

The Head Gardener and Mike More-Molyneux, owner of Loseley Park, which has been his family home since 1568, will also show guests around the award-winning Walled Garden. This has been described as ‘pure enchanted magic’ by The Lady Magazine, and ‘ablaze with colour to inspire visitors’ by The London Evening Standard. Tickets are £50 each with £5 going to the children’s charity Shooting Star Chase. To book please visit or call (01483) 405119.

Discover Brown’s London Art Weekend

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Above: Artist Mat Collishaw and Chef Mark Hix in HIX Mayfair with the F-lamed duck artist dish. Behind, ‘Lame Duck 1, Lame Duck 2 and Lame Duck 3’ by Mat Collishaw

Discover Brown’s London Art Weekend’s programme of talks, art tours, recommended walks and the Artists menu at HIX Mayfair 3 - 5 JULY 2015, MAYFAIR AND ST JAMES’S

The second Brown’s London Art Weekend will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 3 - 5 July 2015. For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries. Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as 100 galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With talks, walks, and 100 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.

Brown’s Hotel will be hosting a programme of specialist art talks over the course of the weekend, covering topics from ‘How to start your art collection’ to ‘Fashion in Art’ and ‘The history of art in Mayfair’. Each talk will be hosted by a leading art expert and will last 45 minutes at £30 (including refreshments). Find the full programme at Mark Hix, Director of Food at Brown’s Hotel, has collaborated with artists whose works are displayed in HIX Mayfair at Brown’s, creating an innovative, seasonal and delicious menu including dishes such as: Glen Ligon’s inked spelt with cuttlefish and sea purslane, Peter Peri-Peri Dorset blue lobster and Lancashire spring chicken and Mat Collishaw’s f-lame’d duck with New Forest cherries (see image above). This special Artists Menu will be available in HIX Mayfair from 3 – 5 July 2015. For those who would like a creative tipple, Hix presents The Artist’s Collection, a palette of colourful mini cocktails (£20 per palette of 4 mini cocktails).
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Brown’s London Art Weekend is once again led by Brown’s Hotel, situated on Albemarle Street, surrounded by the many galleries taking part in the event. The understated elegance of Brown’s Hotel and its location make it a popular choice for art collectors, gallery owners and artists.

Brown’s London Art Weekend, now an annual event, received very positive feedback in its first year. “A gateway to the extraordinary range and quality of art works and art expertise to be found in London’s premier art district” Emma Crichton- Miller. Each participating gallery will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2015, many of which will be hosting talks. Guests are advised to sign up to talks at

A large team of volunteers will be on hand to help visitors navigate their way between the discrete upstairs salons of old master dealers to the cavernous white halls of the leading contemporary galleries and auction houses, and whilst it will prove almost impossible to take in everything on offer, there will be a series of suggested themed routes and formal tours from Brown’s Hotel. Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Kate Bryan are amongst those who have recommended themed art walks around their favourite galleries. The full programme of talks, tours and walks that will be taking place over Brown’s London Art Weekend can be found at

The Overseas Property Show 2015

Making Surrey residents' holiday home dreams come true

• 2014 Overseas Property Show tour attracted more than 3,000 visitors
• Overseas Property Show coming to Guildford, 27 & 28 June 2015
• Free tickets available at
• Cyprus added to list of destinations for this year's show

Following a hugely successful UK tour in 2014, which attracted more than 3,000 visitors in just the first six shows, the much-anticipated Overseas Property Show is returning to Surrey. The show will arrive in all its glory this June, with experts on hand to discuss the merits of owning property overseas, as well as what to watch out for, for those who are new to second home ownership.

Appearing at the Holiday Inn Guildford on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 2015, the show will present properties from Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, Italy and the US to UK buyers looking to pick up a home in the sunshine. From holiday apartments to retirement villas and primary residences, the free-to-attend Overseas Property Show has something for everyone. The prevalence of high net worth individuals in the Guildford area makes it the ideal location for this prestigious event.
International property expert Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, will be available with his expert team to talk buyers through property ownership in Portugal and how they can turn their dreams of a second home in the sunshine into a reality. Chris comments, "The Overseas Property Show is the perfect resource for UK buyers who want to own a home overseas. Whether it's for holidays, to live in fulltime or to use as a means of earning income, second home ownership can be a fulfilling and rewarding activity, but many buyers are unnecessarily daunted by the prospect. The Overseas Property Show offers the chance to ask questions of property professionals who have lived and worked overseas for years and can share their knowledge, hints and tips of how to get the best from overseas home ownership."

Chris and his team will also be presenting buyers with a range of stunning second home options in Cyprus, through Ideal Homes International. Basking in more than 340 days of sunshine per year, Cyprus has long been a favourite with British second home buyers, with its sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and fresh cuisine tempting many to turn their holiday home dream into a reality with a Cypriot property.

Surrey residents have the opportunity to explore properties in Cyprus, Portugal and more this month by joining the Overseas Property Show at the Holiday Inn Guildford on 27 and 28 June. Doors open at 10.00 am and close at 6.00 pm on both days.

For further details and to claim your free tickets, visit

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival 13-14 June 2015

Record Line-Up as Final Entries for Festival Weekend Announced

Historic racing cars with Brooklands History vie with modern Classics in a thrilling weekend of motorsport competition, stunning car displays and a site packed with music and entertainment for all at Brooklands Museum.

This two-day extravaganza is held on 13-14 June and will feature Speed Trials and a Concours on Saturday; Driving Tests on Sunday; and action on Test Hill on both days.

Each year there is something different at the Double Twelve and for 2015, the Ford Escort Mexico Mk 1 will be getting some attention on this, its 45th birthday. The organisers are pleased to reveal that both the winner and the 8th placed cars of the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally will be appearing at the event. These are the only two surviving works-prepared cars from that event and they have not been seen together for over 20 years.

The Campbell Car Park area will be occupied by 2CV Adventures who are inviting the public to take part in their Tin Snail Challenge: driving a 2CV seems quite simple until you learn that they have reverse steering for added hilarity. Times around a course will be recorded and a prize will be awarded for the fastest.

Music comes from vintage chanteuse Noelle Vaughn who will be selecting hits from the 1940s to the ‘60s to match some of the entries on show and extra food and drink outlets will give plenty of choice no matter where you’re watching the action. Special activities will be laid on for children, including ‘Peg Car Making’, races up Test Hill and pedal planes and cars for the under 5s.

Places are now full with over 100 entrants in the Double Twelve Speed Trials which take place on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit on Saturday, including cars with genuine Brooklands pre-war history such as James Cheyne’s Halford Special and Aston Martin “Razorblade” (driven by Colin Shaw), Terry Crabb’s ERA R12C and Ian Baxter’s Alta single-seater. Pre-1918 racers include a pair of American vehicles, John Dennis’ Packard Twin Six and Hugh Mackintosh’s Hudson Super Six.

With over 50 entries for the Driving Tests, which make full use of the Museum site on the Sunday, there is a truly eclectic mix of competitors, ranging in engine size from Guy Lachlan’s odd little 692cc Berkeley B95 Sports up to Neil Thorp’s 4.2 litre supercharged Hudson Spikins Special, and with apparently non-sporting saloons like Andrew Atherton’s Austin 1800S and Gus Manley-Clarke’s Rover 110 mixing it with agile pre-war sports cars. The historic landmarks of Test Hill, the Members’ Banking and Finishing Straight provide the ideal terrain for these tests which have their spirit in that most celebrated era of British Motorsport of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Entries in the Double Twelve Concours d’?légance include a pair of rare Alpine 110 sports car and two more of the Cars with genuine Brooklands racing history which will have competed in the Saturday Sprint – Paul Baker’s Richard Bolster Special and Julian Grimwade’s Fazer Nash Single-Seater. The weekend culminates with the prize-giving ceremony in the main Paddock on the Sunday with the largest final score achieving the coveted ‘Double Twelve Champion 2015’.
In addition to the activity of the festival itself, Brooklands Museum will be operating its other attractions including the Napier- Railton Race Experience in the 4D Theatre and the Concorde Experience, opening up its aircraft and Motoring Village for visitors to explore their world-class collections of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and the period charm of the Clubhouse, all from the bygone era which made Brooklands a destination of choice which continues to this day.

A full list of Classes and up-to-date Festival information can be found on the Museum’s website:

Award Winning Salon Group Comes to Weybridge


Rush Hair is about to open a fantastic new salon in Weybridge

The award-winning salon collective Rush Hair, is about to open a fantastic new salon in Weybridge High Street. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2014, the salon group synonymous with providing clients with fantastic service and great hair at an affordable price is set to open its newest salon at 22 High Street, Weybridge on Saturday 20 June 2015.

The team at Rush has a wealth of experience in creating the latest on-trend styles offering only the best advice, treatments and services to their clients. From style and cuts to their award-winning colour services, speedy services menu and blowdry packages. Rush are industry leaders and their stylists are regulars at London and Milan Fashion Week, working backstage at Mary Katrantzou, Central Saint Martin’s and Gareth Pugh. Now the Rush Hair experience is heading to Weybridge.

Weybridge Franchise Owner, Debra Freeman-Thorpe has joined the Rush Hair team after a colourful career - most recently working for a large publishing company in Dubai. Debra arrived back in the UK late last year and embarked on her franchise journey with Rush Hair after visiting a franchise exhibition. ‘I'm looking forward to a wonderful journey with Rush, and since the start of my journey the Rush Hair team have been amazingly supportive. The whole process has been a whirlwind of activity. Being brought up in Surrey I’m very much looking forward to building a successful business and contributing to the local community. I can’t wait for the salon to open its doors.’

•••••Grand Opening Saturday 20 June 2015•••••
Come and see us on Saturday 20 June from 10am for the grand opening. Meet Debra and the team and enjoy some refreshments, nibbles, free face painting for kids and L’Oreal goodie bags. We look forward to seeing you there. Rush Hair has over 60 salons based in London and the South East with over 11,000 clients visiting every week and a total of 52 industry awards including London Hairdresser of the Year.

For appointments at Rush Weybridge please call 01932 506 011 or visit
Rush Weybridge, 22 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AB.

Cranmore School unveils exciting plans to become fully co-educational

Exciting development as Cranmore School approaches its fiftieth anniversary.

Cranmore School unveiled plans this week for the school to become fully co-educational in stages from September 2016, marking an exciting development as the school approaches its fiftieth anniversary.

Cranmore School is widely regarded as one of the leading and top performing prep schools in the southeast with consistently outstanding inspection reports. Having established a strong co-educational Nursery, it initially began welcoming girls up to the age of seven to the school in September 2014. Today's remarkable announcement means the school will now become fully co-educational in phases, beginning in September 2016, when girls aged seven are invited to join Year 3 and then progress through the school until Year 8.

The move was announced by Michael Connolly, Headmaster at Cranmore since 2006, and is set against a positive backdrop of changing trends and a wider move towards co-education throughout the UK, which is supported by proven authoritative research.
“We are making this announcement from a position of strength to reflect Cranmore's commitment to remain the prep school of choice in Guildford, Leatherhead, Woking and the surrounding areas”, explained Mr Connolly.

The school views this move as universally beneficial to all members of its community and the announcement is fully supported by the entire governing body which includes six former parents, two of whom are previous pupils. “We shall build on the past successes of the school – academic, sport, music and other pursuits – and we believe that teaching girls and boys together will strengthen the educational and social benefit to all children in this distinctive community”, he said.

Cranmore School passionately believes in the wide and well-researched benefits of co-education, particularly as a way to prepare pupils for the ever-evolving demands and trends of the working and adult world. “The decision to educate girls and boys together throughout Cranmore is a tremendous development and we are confident there will be strong demand from discerning parents seeking a great co-educational school in Surrey”, said Mr Connolly.

Cranmore School is hosting two Open Mornings on Friday 25 September 2015 and Saturday 3 October 2015, where there will be an opportunity to tour the school's extensive, modern facilities and meet existing pupils, staff and the Headmaster. For more information about the school, and to register for the Open Mornings, please visit, call 01483 280340 or email

It's Festival Time... Again!

Back for the second year The Phoenix Festival is even bigger and even better!

We are delighted to announce that the Phoenix Festival returns to the famous Crawdaddy Club venue at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday 5th July with all profits going to The Genesis Research Trust.

Enjoy ten hours of live music for just £10 in this intimate venue. There will also be a BBQ on the terrace and drinks are available at Member's Club prices. Now that's what we call a good deal!

The Line Up so far...

Robin Bibi
Olivia Ruby Tiger
All Night Workers
Devil Drives
Blue Bishops
The Mustangs
The Others

Plus guest slots from Martin Turner (above, the original founding member of Wishbone Ash), Paul Cox and Sophie Lord.

To book your tickets for The Phoenix Festival visit
This is a family friendly event - children 14 and under go free.

New Surrey American Football Team Hosts Tournament


Cobham Cougars U17 American Football team and the ACS International School

The new Cobham Cougars U17 American Football team hosts the third tournament in the British American Football league on Saturday 20th June, 1pm, at the ACS International School, Portsmouth Road, Cobham.

The Cobham Cougars are currently 3 & 3 - won three, lost three - two of those losses were by just a single score. The Cougars have been training together since March and are the only U17 youth team in the South West London area, taking in players from the Kingston, Weybridge, Leatherhead and Woking areas.
Sponsors Oxberry and Crestron invite local residents to visit the event and watch the new youth team in action. As massive in America as the Premier League is here, the National Football League is getting a following among teenagers in London partly due to the NFL games played at Wembley in September and October in recent years.
For more information contact Coach Scott: Barlow or Caroline Stammers: or call 07774 904592
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