Want to get paid to be a real-life Richard O’Brien?


Or maybe you’d prefer to be a real life Ed Tudor Pole?

Whether you grew up watching The Crystal Maze on TV in the 90s or it’s the recent revival that’s got you hooked, and you fancy being a real-life Richard O’Brien (or Ayoade) then the role of a lifetime could be waiting for you at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London.

The immersive attraction is currently recruiting for 60 Maze Masters, to join the team at the all new London maze that will be opening in the West End’s iconic Trocadero building on 29th March 2019.

The £5 million investment will see The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London double in size and treble in capacity when it unveils 32 brand new games, which means more eccentric Maze Masters are needed to take a starring role in the game.

Current Maze Masters are award-winning comedians, writers and theatre makers so the ideal candidate will need to be witty, charismatic, loveable and fair – especially when it comes to awarding crystals! Confidence is a must and if you can think on your feet, have comic timing and can manage competitive adults, this could be the role of a lifetime.

Based on the popular 90s game show, each Maze Master guides a team of eight audience members through four adventure time zones – Aztec, Futuristic, Industrial and Medieval. Maze Masters must advise and adjudicate as their team takes on challenges that test their mental and physical skills.

It’s your turn to be the star of the show! So if you think you’ve got what it takes to officially start the fans at the award-winning attraction, then send your CV and a cover letter to casting@the-crystal-maze.com

For further details about this role and others, please visit www.the-crystal-maze.com

Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks – don’t feel lonely this Christmas

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The perennially popular Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks is back, taking place this year from Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January.

Ramblers groups across the UK are offering a selection of free festive walks to give everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderful winter landscape in good company, and to make new friends at a time of year when many people can feel lonely or isolated.

Ramblers research from winter 2017 found that nearly half (46%) of adults surveyed said they sometimes felt socially isolated or lonely, and more than a third (35%) said there were days over the Christmas period where they didn’t see anyone­.

Tompion Platt, Ramblers Director of Advocacy & Engagement, said: “Winter is a wonderful time to go walking and enjoy the cold crisp air and striking frosty landscapes, and of course it’s a great way to burn off the effects of Christmas over-indulgence. “But we also know that the festive season can be a particularly difficult time for people who are on their own, and a sociable walk with a welcoming group is a great way to get out and about and meet people. Our Ramblers groups have hundreds of walks organised during our Festival of Winter Walks. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the company – and perhaps a mince pie and a festive drink too!”

During the festival there are hundreds of walks planned across the country, so there is something for everyone, from short festive strolls to more strenuous walks:
• Visit www.ramblers.org.uk/winter for details of hundreds of free group walks taking place across the country
• If you need a little inspiration on where to walk, download one of thousands of Ramblers Routes from our online library. You can use these to head out for a solo stroll or rally round friends and neighbours and lead festive walks.

All group walks during the Festival of Winter Walks are free to attend, but if you’re inspired to keep walking, why not join the Ramblers? Your membership will give you access to hundreds of group walks every year, an online library of over 2,500 Ramblers Routes, as well as many other benefits, which also makes Ramblers gift membership the perfect Christmas present.

The Festival of Winter Walks is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help everyone, everywhere enjoy walking.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “We are delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support the Ramblers with their Festival of Winter Walks, which we know will help thousands of people discover the joys of walking.”

Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice charity creates alternative Christmas advert to rival the big brands

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This Christmas, one of the country’s leading children’s hospice charity’s Shooting Star Chase has launched its alternative Christmas advert.

Featuring ten-year-old Summer as she gets ready for a special festive performance, the advert highlights the importance of sharing magical moments with loved ones over the festive period.

Summer, who’s been supported by the charity’s Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, since she was just 18 months old, has a life-limiting condition which affects her heart and lungs. Her condition means she is fed via a gastrostomy tube and is on a ventilator at all times. Throughout the advert, the care routine she has to go through each day is juxtaposed with the magic of her fulfilling her dream to sing on stage.

Wendy and John, Summer’s parents said: “Summer needs 24-hour care, has a ventilator to keep her alive and is fed by a tube, but despite this she makes the most of every moment. She’s incredibly resilient and determined – she didn’t even have a voice until she was four and now there’s not a day that goes by without her doing what she loves most – singing.”

Whilst the main focus of the video is to remind people of the magic of Christmas, it also highlights how the charity’s vital Hospice at Home service helps supported children like Summer and their families. For some families, Hospice at Home care is as simple as helping parents get their child ready for a festive performance or school play, just like Summer, or making home-made Christmas cards. For others, Shooting Star Chase is there to support them through the darkest days by providing end-of-life care.

This year, the charity’s Hospice at Home service has seen more children than ever needing end-of-life care and over the last six months alone, they have provided more than 500 hours of Hospice at Home care to families facing the unimaginable. The team supports families across Surrey and 15 London boroughs with practical and emotional support and nursing care to manage symptoms, and, in the coming weeks, will give many families the chance to spend the last Christmas they have with their child, at home.

Christopher’s, the charity’s Guildford hospice which supports Summer and her family, recently marked its 17th birthday. Over those 17 years it has provided a staggering 136,000 hours of Hospice at Home support. The hospice, which was officially opened by HRH Countess of Wessex, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment to install state-of-the-art facilities whilst maintaining the home from home environment so loved by the families who use the hospice.

Nigel Harding, Chief Executive at Shooting Star Chase, “As a father of five, I know that for most of us Christmas is a wonderful, magical time of year. Surrounded by family, it’s a time to relax, to laugh and to enjoy each other’s company. Like me, I’m sure you all have your own memories of at least one special Christmas spent with your family. Now imagine how difficult Christmas must be for those families who have a child with a life-limiting condition. So often they simply cannot create the Christmas we all take for granted. At Shooting Star Chase, not only do we support families through heart-breaking moments no parent should ever have to experience, but we help to create a special moment in time that they will be able to cherish forever. We will be helping to create those lasting memories for our supported families this Christmas. I hope this campaign will raise awareness of how we help those families who have nowhere else to turn and convince you to help us provide those unforgettable, magical memories that we know are so precious.”

This is the second time a Shooting Star Chase family has featured in the alternative Christmas advert by Shape History. In 2017 the social change company produced an advert #FirstChristmas which raised awareness about families facing their first Christmas without a loved one.

For more information visit >>> www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/christmas/

Tears For Fears & The Jacksons at the Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019


Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are delighted to announce Tears For Fears and The Jacksons as the next headliners for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 10am this Friday 30 November. Tickets can be purchased from www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.

New-wave legends Tears For Fears will be making their Hampton Court Palace Festival debut on 18 and 19 June. One of the biggest acts of the 80s, audience members can expect a night of the band’s greatest hits from their formidable collection, including Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout, and Mad World.

Pop royalty The Jacksons will also grace the Hampton Court Palace Festival stage for the very first time on 7 June. Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, 2019 will mark 50 years since I Want You Back was released. The Jacksons’ concert will be a true celebration of the group’s incredible back catalogue of a half-century, perform iconic hits such as ABC, I’ll Be There and The Love You Save.

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of truly special and unique open-air concerts. Artists perform in a 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace. Attendees will arrive at the sumptuous Palace Gardens to enjoy a spot of picnicking. This year, the festival’s picnics will be provided by Fortnum & Mason for the very first time. Crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients fresh from Fortnum’s famous Food Halls, and packed with summer-ready tipples, four picnic options will be available for guests to enjoy. Picnics will be available to pre-order from this Friday when purchasing tickets to the festival.

The festival also offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate special occasions in a prestigious setting, with champagne available to purchase from the festival’s Champagne Partner, Champagne PIAFF. Exclusive dining and corporate entertainment packages in the Palace’s magnificent state apartments are also available, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.

Already announced to perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival is Kylie Minogue. General tickets for her concerts sold out in record time, but VIP and corporate packages are available to purchase for her concerts.

Tickets for Tears For Fears and The Jacksons’ concerts go on sale at 10am this Friday 30 November - www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com


Latest news from King Edward’s Witley



On Saturday 10 November King Edward’s Witley proudly reaffirmed its deep-rooted links with the City of London by participating in the world-famous Lord Mayor’s Show, to celebrate the appointment of Alderman Peter Estlin - Governor and former King Edward’s Witley pupil and Head Boy - as the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London. 28 girls and boys from King Edward’s and 4 children from its partner school Barrow Hills, accompanied by their teachers, made the 55 minute train journey from Witley Station to Waterloo and then to the City.

There they joined in the extraordinary pageantry and drama associated with the 3-mile long procession of military, marching bands, floats and carriages, all proclaiming the new Lord Mayor’s theme for his year in office: “Shaping tomorrow’s city today” and championing the digital innovation that is shaping our future, our cities and our lives. The School’s float (and did you know the word “float” in carnivals originates from when the Lord Mayor’s Procession took place on the Thames?) took 9th spot out of a total of 149 in the procession, behind the Royal Marines, Royal Navy and Sea Cadets, and was the first full-size float to process past the new Lord Mayor at Mansion House in glorious sunshine. Broadcast live on the BBC and witnessed by some 400,000 people on the day, the crowd was thrilled with the School’s ingenious float, which featured a giant paper plane measuring 8 metres by 3 metres with the strapline “Tomorrow’s leaders take off from King Edward’s Witley”.

King Edward’s was the only Surrey based business represented in the colourful parade and one of only seven schools nationwide. The Show marked the climax of an 11-month period of planning, design and construction to create the eye-catching float, which reflected the School’s commitment to providing outstanding careers guidance and preparation for life to help each child reach their full potential. Pupils who took part in the procession wore a variety of hats to demonstrate the diverse range of careers pupils at the School can follow – from surgeons to chefs, engineers to teachers, captains to bishops, athletes to astronauts to Lord Mayor - and the extensive opportunities available at King Edward’s and Barrow Hills School.

King Edward’s Head Boy, Jacob Trevor from Chobham, said “Being part of the parade was one of the most unique experiences I have ever had. Seeing such huge crowds and waving to them was a new experience for me and will remain in my mind as a fond memory for a long time. The highlight, however, had to be the look of pure joy on the Lord Mayor’s face as we walked past. That alone made waking up so early worth it!”.

King Edward’s Witley enjoys a unique heritage binding it to the City of London. It was founded in 1553 by Royal Charter of King Edward VI as Bridewell Royal Hospital, housed within Bridewell Palace on the banks of the Thames and with an undertaking to house and teach a trade to the destitute children of London, providing many apprentices to the City. It later moved to Southwark and then relocated to Witley in 1867 as King Edward’s School where it is now an independent boarding and day school for some 400 girls and boys aged 11-18, many of whom come from the local Surrey area studying alongside others from all over the world who have chosen the School for its global and forward-thinking approach.

Commenting on his personal connection with the School, the new Lord Mayor of London said, “I have always been passionate about the role that education can play in shaping the future of young people and, in particular, encouraging a more inclusive society that offers equal access to an excellent education. King Edward’s Witley is a fine example of championing this belief and it was uplifting to see my former school support the Lord Mayor’s Show with such enthusiasm – and with such an eye-catching float! The School clearly demonstrated the benefits of a great education to spectators watching the world’s oldest and longest civic procession. It was fantastic to see some of tomorrow’s leaders take part.”

Following the Lord Mayor’s Show, the entire float complete with music and dry ice returned to King Edward’s Witley on Monday 12 November so all staff and pupils from both schools could enjoy the float and the giant paper plane at its centrepiece. The plane itself will be suspended from the ceiling in the School’s library as an installation where it will remain, serving as a constant reminder of King Edward’s Witley’s established links with the City of London as well as its role in guiding pupils toward a top-flight career.


Surrey school girl wins national charity Christmas card competition


A Manor House School pupil has been named as one of two national winners of Leeds Building Society’s Christmas card competition, which will raise money for Samaritans. Art Scholar, Cassie's card is available to buy at the Society's 55 branches.

A Manor House School pupil has been named as one of the national winners of Leeds Building Society’s Christmas card competition, which will raise money for Samaritans. Almost 100 designs, based on a ‘Listening At Christmas’ theme, were submitted for this year’s competition, with two chosen to be transformed into Christmas cards. The judging panel picked a design by Cassandra Clarence, 11, a Year 7 pupil and Art Scholar at the Bookham-based school, as one of two winners. Her card is now available at the Society’s 55 branches, including the nearby Epsom branch. All proceeds raised through the Christmas cards in Leeds Building Society branches will be donated to Samaritans, as part of the Society’s aim to raise £250,000 for its charity partner by March 2020. Richard Fearon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Leeds Building Society, said: “It’s been great to see so many entries from children across the UK and it was very difficult for the judging panel to pick its two favourites. “The cards look fantastic and are available across our branch network. We believe the donation of all proceeds raised through our Christmas cards campaign demonstrates our commitment to Samaritans, which has already seen our colleagues and members raise over £100,000.” The prize for Cassandra's design was a £50 book token and a donation of £250 to Manor House School from Leeds Building Society for use as part of a wellbeing focused project. Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said: “Congratulations to Cassandra on a beautiful design, and thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. “Together you have helped ensure that everyone has someone they can talk to this Christmas. I look forward to sending these winning cards myself, and hope I receive one or two as well.” The winner of the under 11 category was York schoolboy Isaac Savage. To find the closest Leeds Building Society branch where the Christmas cards are available, visit the Society’s branch finder.


Royal Opera House

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Antonio Pappano and Darcey Bussell among guest presenters at the new Royal Opera House Cinema Festival

Guest presenters will offer exclusive performance insights during the Royal Opera House Cinema Festival, which opens on Monday 3 December in the state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre. Famous faces include former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell (presenting Sylvia, 7 December, 7pm) and Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano (presenting Otello, 21 December, 7pm, and The Flying Dutchman, 29 December, 7pm). The festival, which includes 11 free opera and ballet performances for children, runs until Sunday 6 January.

The guest presenters will offer expert knowledge and unique insights as they open selected performances with a short introduction. Also among those taking to the stage to present are Royal Ballet Principals Sarah Lamb (Manon, 28 December, 7pm) and Edward Watson (The Winter’s Tale, 23 December, 4pm), Principal Character Artists Kristen McNally (Romeo and Juliet, 29 December, 2pm) and Philip Mosley (La Fille mal gardée, 8 December, 2pm) as well as stars from The Royal Opera including sopranos Susan Bullock (Gloriana, 14 December, 7pm) and former Jette Parker Young Artist Madeleine Pierard (Cendrillon, 16 December, 4pm).

In addition, Director John Copley will present his version of La bohème (8 December, 7pm), Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears will present La bohème, (Sunday 30 December, 4pm), British director and Head of Royal Opera Staff Directors Amy Lane will present Tosca (22 December, 7pm and Don Giovanni (5 January, 7pm) and American conductor and Chorus Director of the Royal Opera Chorus William Spaulding will host Nabucco (4 January, 7pm).

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet commented - ‘Featuring heritage and contemporary works from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, this Cinema Festival showcases the best of the Royal Opera House.’ “Audiences will also have the exclusive opportunity to hear from the artists and staff who brought these cinema productions to life. What better way to celebrate their talents and 10 years of cinema broadcasts than in London’s newest theatre.’

Cinema festival audiences will be the first visitors to enjoy the Linbury Theatre, the West End’s newest and most intimate theatre, which opens for staged performances in January 2019. The cinema festival has been thematically curated by Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, to showcase world-class opera and ballet at its best and to offer something special for younger audiences.

Tickets cost £10–£17 for adults and are free for children aged five to 15 years for The Nutcracker on 3 December and for all Saturday and Sunday matinee performances. We ask for a maximum of two children with any one adult. To book tickets visit: www.roh.org.uk/cinemafestival

Black Friday @ Otlands Park


Oatlands Park Hotel, the Royal Jewel in the Heart of Surrey’s Crown, Announces Black Friday Sale!

Oatlands Park Hotel Black Friday Sale will run from 19th to 26th November, with three fantastic deals to stay in this beautiful hotel steeped in royal history. Formerly the site of a grand Tudor palace commissioned to be built by Henry VIII in 1538, where it was home to the Kings and Queens of England.

WEYBRIDGE, SURREY – November, 2018 – Oatlands Park Hotel, the Royal jewel in Surrey’s crown is preparing its Black Friday Sale, with three fantastic deals. Customers can kick off the holiday season with discounted rates, bagging themselves a bargain break or to give as the perfect Christmas gift for friends or family. Black Friday, which falls on Friday 23rd November, has become a highly anticipated date in the UK shopping calendar and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season.

“We know many of our customers are starting to think about Christmas presents and parties and their early Jan or Feb getaway after the rush of Christmas. We’re excited to offer great deals at this time of year when shoppers need them most” said Ness Sekakmia, General Manager Oatlands Park Hotel. “We hope our customers will enjoy our Black Friday deals and enjoy staying with us in the New Year.”

Black Friday Deals
£79.00 1 NIGHT STAY room only for 2 in a superior double room (breakfast not included)

£109.00 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 1 NIGHT STAY
• Overnight accommodation for two in a superior double room
• Full English breakfast and 2 course dinner from a set menu
• Complimentary Wi-Fi and Parking

£169.00 2 NIGHT STAY
• A two-night stay for two in a superior double room
• Full English breakfast per day and 2 course dinner from a set menu on arrival night (second night on a B&B basis)
• Complimentary Wi-Fi and Parking

Terms & conditions: The deals will be valid for stays from the 10th of January - 31st of March 2019 on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and during school holidays (not valid for arrivals on 15th & 16th February 2019). Redemption – as per standard offer.


Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival

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Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are thrilled to announce that the princess of pop Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival. These will be Kylie’s only London shows of summer 2019.

Performing on 20 and 21 June, Kylie will be performing in Base Court, one of the magnificent Tudor courtyards within the palace. Tickets for Kylie Minogue’s shows will go on general sale this Friday 16 November 2018 at 9am available from www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of truly special and unique open-air concerts. Attendees will arrive at the sumptuous Palace Gardens to enjoy a spot of picnicking in the spectacular surroundings with champagne available to purchase from the festival’s Champagne Partner, Champagne PIAFF. The festival also offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate special occasions in a prestigious setting, with exclusive dining and corporate entertainment available, ensuring a memorable VIP experience. Artists perform in a 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace.

Kylie’s recently toured the UK as part of her ‘Golden’ arena tour which has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Her shows at Hampton Court Palace will see Kylie perform a series of career-spanning hits from her unparalleled back catalogue. Her latest album ‘Golden’ was released earlier this year which debuted at Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and is her sixth Number 1 album to date. It spawned the singles Stop Me From Falling and Dancing and has spent twenty weeks on the UK albums chart making it the best-selling 2018 release by an international female artist.

Stephen Flint Wood, SVP & Managing Director of Arts & Entertainment, IMG said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to announce Kylie Minogue as the first artist to perform at the 2019 Hampton Court Palace Festival. Kylie will be making her debut at the Festival and have no doubt her shows will be truly special with a star of her magnitude performing in the idyllic setting of Hampton Court Palace. Further announcements of world-class musical talent will be announced in the coming weeks.’

Tickets for Kylie Minogue’s shows at Hampton Court Palace Festival go on sale this Friday 16 November at 9am. For more information visit >>> www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com


The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts introduces Himalayas Lake View:



The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts introduces Himalayas Lake View: eight harmonious hideaways overlooking Phewa Lake

Boutique hotel group The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View - the first luxury tented eco villas of their kind in Nepal, and the brand’s second property in the region alongside the award-winning The Pavilions Himalayas. Accessed via paddle boat across the majestic Phewa Lake, the eight new tented villas are oases of calm surrounded by cascading rice fields and the Annapurna Himalayas. The unique open design of the villas provides unobscured views of the breathtaking landscape, allowing guests to connect with nature without sacrificing luxury and comfort. Mountain botanicals and a natural spring pool form the basis of a uniquely Himalayan wellness experience, while Nepalese and international cuisine is crafted using produce cultivated at The Pavilions Himalayas’ very own organic farm. Together the hotel and farm offer employment to the local Pokhara community, reflecting the brand’s dedication to true sustainability, encompassing community outreach and low impact operating practices.

Arriving at The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View is an unforgettable adventure in itself. Gliding across the picture-postcard Phewa Lake by boat, guests are mesmerised by the monumental landscapes and gentle rhythm of the boatsman’s paddle, before a short hike along a curving mountain trail brings them to their secluded lakeside haven. Jeep Safari transfers are also available on request, while the more adventurous can opt for a beautiful five-hour trek from sister hotel The Pavilions Himalayas.

Embodying the laidback charm of Pokhara, the eight tented villas capture the essence of a back-to-nature experience in a truly majestic setting, without forgoing the contemporary comforts and exceptional quality of service for which The Pavilions is renowned. Guests can choose from four Classic Lake Villas (40sqm), three Grand Lake Villas (50sqm), or the capacious Royal Lake Villa (82sqm). Each has been created using natural, local materials and features floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable wraparound glass doors; handcrafted furniture; and al fresco rain showers, blurring the boundary between the interiors and their lush surroundings.

The landscape provides endless opportunities to explore, revitalise and connect with nature. Days can be spent trekking the mountains, meditating, kayaking on the lake or joining guided walks led by a local naturalist. In between times, the clubhouse offers refreshments and local treats, while a team of therapists deliver rejuvenating wellness experiences combining foraged botanicals and traditional healing techniques.

Farm-to-table dining using ingredients from The Pavilions Himalayas’ organic community farm showcases traditional Nepalese cuisine and international dishes, while mouthwatering lakeside barbecues complete the camping experience.

“My partner Andrzej Adaszewski and I are very excited to launch the first villa tents of their kind in Nepal. As with The Pavilions Himalayas, our philosophy is all about giving back. We do this via our three Ws: providing local, sustainable Work to the village community; Wealth, as we reinvest 50 per cent of all net profits into life-saving, life-changing opportunities for the most disadvantaged children and young people in and around Pokhara; and Wisdom, reflecting our belief that we must protect our environment by operating an ecologically sustainable business model,” says Douglas Maclagan, philanthropist and Founder of The Pavilions Himalayas. “Guests will leave feeling uplifted after staying with us, and take something positive away through having left something valuable behind that helps to sustain our social projects. That is what The Pavilions is all about: the more you give, the more you get back!”

The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View is offering special inclusive opening rate of US$200++ (approximately GBP158++) per person per night, including daily breakfast; lunch or dinner; a programme of activities; return airport transfers; one kayaking/rowing session; and one 30-minute signature Ayurvedic massage.

For further information and reservations visit www.pavilionshotels.com email info.himalayas@pavilionshotels.com or call tel: +977 6169 4379.

William Rolls


William Rolls is a ceramic animal sculptor specialising in dogs.

The background to his work is that it’s the distillation of many years of experimentation and exploration of ideas and materials. Current work is hand-built at the studio in Hereford and mainly salt-fired in the Welsh Borders. His latest work is to explore different surface finishes to capture furry coats, subtle expressions and emotions. In each piece he attempts to capture the movement, life and essence of the subject.

See more online here >>> www.mulberrytreegallery.co.uk

Vegetarian and Vegan Bottomless Brunch

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London’s leading vegetarian & vegan restaurant group, tibits, are pleased to announce they will be hosting their last bottomless brunch this year with a Christmas special on Sunday 9th December at their Bankside restaurant. Emerging new artists, bottomless drinks, including low calorie bottomless proseeco from award winning Skinny Fizz, and a chance to select dishes from tibits delicious Christmas Food Boat, all for £35ph, it’s the perfect introduction to the festive season.

Taking place on the 9 December, between 1:00pm and 3:30pm, the next event will offer the best of the Winter menu; including tibits Signature Nut Roast, the perfectly-in-season Ginger Brussel Sprouts with Onion & Pepperoncini and everybody’s favourite Vegan Yorkshire Puddings.

In keeping with the season the bottomless drinks have had a Christmas makeover. Starting with the new drinks partner Skinny Fizz prosseco, which is not only vegan but only contains certified with only up to 7g of sugar per litre, means it can be enj with the offering including unlimited mulled wine and organic Freedom beer.

Music will be provided by emerging artists from Deep Matter Productions ensuring the afternoon goes with a real swing! First up is Natty Reeves whose beautiful self-penned songs are the perfect accompaniment to any cosy December afternoon. Followed by Stella Talpo whose stunning mix of soul and pop is the perfect sound to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Date: Sunday 9th Dec
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: tibits Bankside, 124 Southwark St, London SE1 0SW

By tickets here >>> www.designmynight.com

£10,000 reward


Loxwood Meadow

The owners of the Loxwood Meadow, home of the Loxwood Joust are offering £10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of an arsonist / arsonists who set a barn and seating area alight on Friday 27th July 2018.

Wanted reward posters are being put up around Loxwood and the surrounding areas in the hope that someone will come forward with new information. A £10,000 reward is being offered.
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