The Loop Magazine is giving you the chance to win an overnight stay at the Doubletree by Hilton, Southampton on 27th July, as well as tickets to watch André Rieu’s ‘Shall We Dance’ concert in cinemas on 28th July.
Your idea of sailing might be big, expensive yachts and a life on the ocean waves. But hundreds of people regularly go down to their local sailing club every month across the south, sailing small sailboats or windsurfing with friends - just loving the buzz of being on the water. You and your family could be out there with them.
Have you ever considered what might be possible on-the-water? With such a fantastic playground right on our doorstep, now’s your chance!
More than 350 venues around the UK will be offering free or low cost sailing and windsurfing taster sessions at RYA Push the Boat Out open days this May. click to find out more ---> RYA Push The Boat Out
Do you want to be part of their ongoing mission to support the armed forces and their
families? please get in touch if you want to be part of their army of great volunteers.
Get Involved -> British Legion
Published 4th March 2019
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls have been unveiled as the big Saturday night headline act for Wickham Festival. Turner, who grew up in Winchester, is now one of the biggest names on the rock circuit having played at the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics as well as selling out some of the biggest arenas in the country.
Turner will headline Saturday August 3 to complete a stellar line-up which this week has seen
the addition of rock legend Graham Nash for the Thursday, top American guitarist Stanley Jordan for the Friday and Grammy winning country singer Lucinda Williams for the
Sunday. They join the Proclaimers, Judy Collins, Level 42, Alabama 3, Ralph McTell, Gilbert O’Sullivan
and Hollywood icon Kiefer Sutherland and his band plus many more.
Most people get their Parkinson’s diagnosis when their symptoms have become obviously noticeable and one or more aspects of movement has been affected. Usually symptoms significantly improve when one starts to take medication.
Appeals Director and friend of the Bowler family, Neil Westbrook, is justifiably proud of what the charity has achieved, but has never lost sight of how it all started. “Rich was a terrific lad and we’d turn the clocks back in a heartbeat if we could. Sadly, that’s not possible, but it is of some comfort to know that he inspired fundraising that has since benefited thousands, and helped many families avoid similar tragedies.”
The on-line world can be an amazing place; research, learning new skills, games, videos, friendships and organising
activities to name but a few! It can enrich our children’s lives greatly but like anything we enjoy, it brings associated risks. We want to raise awareness of the possible dangers our children face
and provide a few suggestions to help reduce those risks.
Find out what you can do --> Keeping Kids Safe, In a Digital World
Published exclusively 11/2/2019
Cwtch Education is a charity dedicated to educating children, and those who care for them, about how to keep safe online and in relationships including cyberbullying, self-esteem, social media use, exploitation and gaming.
BEST WISHES OF BISHOP’S WALTHAM has been highly commended in Britain’s Best Small Shop Competition 2018. Best Wishes attended a prestigious reception at the Houses of Parliament on the 13th of November where they rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s most influential business bosses and politicians. They beat off a huge nationwide entry list, making it onto the shortlist of the best 25 entries in the UK, and indeed were the only greetings card retailer on the list.
Click to read more -> http://www.bestwishesofbw.co.uk/
Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) today announces the opening of the café bar Tyrrells at its new venue, NST City with award winning chef to the stars Jay Geddes in the kitchen. The new look theatre café bar will be serving healthy seasonal Hampshire food designed to mix and match and share.
For more information --> NST Southampton
If you are stuck for gift ideas, how about creating your own hamper from local produce? This doesn’t have to mean spending hours driving around to farm shops – simply head to your local Southern Co-op retail store with a Local Flavours range. Jams, chutneys, juices, chocolate and top tipples are all made right here in Hampshire. Isle of Wight producers are also worth sampling with popular ranges from The Garlic Farm, such as their Vampires Revenge, and the IOW Cheese Company’s blue cheese.
To find out more click -> Southern Co-op
“We are now at the point
to begin renovations to the centre and begin to make the changes we have planned to develop the site to become the home for all your gardening and landscaping needs along with a
relaxed shopping experience for gifts, plants and products for the home and garden in one location.“
Click to read more --> Silversprings Garden Centre
Read more --> The Old Mill Restaurant Botley
Cllr Mason sets his goals for the city to achieve 1 million lbs lost, 1 million miles walked and 1 million hours
volunteered. "As the name of the campaign suggests, this is not about drastically altering your life but about making small changes, which we know can make a big difference. I also wanted to include
a volunteering element as I'm a passionate volunteer and see how much of an impact it has on organisations. Many places wouldn't be able to run without volunteers. At the end of my year as Lord Mayor
I'm really hoping to have made a lasting change for the city, and helped it to be a healthier, better place to live."
For more information click ---> Lord Mayor of Portsmouth
Girls football is becoming extremely popular and we are hoping to provide local girls with the opportunity to start or continue their development, within the support of a well-established footballing environment.
If your daughter has played before or indeed, would like to start, and she is in the age group we are looking for,
then Fareham Town will be the ideal team for you.
For more information click ---> Fareham Town Girls Football
The Old Mill Restaurant in Botley was honoured to be chosen by Project 71 and 15 WWII veterans as the venue to hold their annual reunion on St Patricks Day. The veterans who saw action in Dunkirk, Arnhem, Bastogne, Normandy Germany and Japan enjoyed a very special Irish themed lunch.
Nuffield Southampton Theatres is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies, commissioning, developing and producing fresh, vital experiences through theatre. It has developed a profile and reputation of innovation and quality delivering work on a national and international scale, taking work to London and Dubai, whilst acting as a major cultural force for good in the city of Southampton. NST opened a second venue in Southampton city centre, NST City, with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s ‘The Shadow Factory’.