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June July 2016 Issue 109 Linda Wheatley Feature Is Yoga for You Linda has been a student of yoga for over 30 years and for 7 years has been teaching Hatha yoga in group classes and workshops. She has a home studio in Harrold where she teaches private sessions. She works with BeActivated muscle activation techniques a practical therapeutic approach to improving performance recovery and resilience. If you want to know more contact Linda at www.hathayogauk.weebly.com or 07876 461541. Naomi Jones Feature Beauty Naomi is a professional beauty therapist with 15 years experience. She is passionate about her subject and has a pragmatic approach to keeping beauty in touch with the stresses and demands affecting peoples real lives. In her spare time Naomi is also interested in chocolate and GT and is hence constantly searching for the ultimate weight loss and anti-ageing fix. 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Practising yoga is intended to harmonise our mind body and breath with the universal energy which drives life. It is rooted in Indian tradition dating back 5000 years and things rarely survive that long unless they have integrity at their core and principles that remain relevant to modern life. Hatha yoga comprises the elements of yoga relating to physical practice of postures and breathing and relaxation techniques and is the part of yoga practice which has become most widely used in the Western world today. Its benefits for health well-being and personal development are now widely recognised. Through mindful movement of the body and harnessing the power of the breath we can affect all of our bodys systems not just the muscles and joints. The digestive immune endocrine and lymphatic systems are all influenced by regular practice leading to improvements in overall health and wellbeing. But this is just the start through yoga you improve your ability to relax the mind and build mental focus both of which can have a major positive impact on the way you manage stress your sleep patterns and the way you choose to live your life. It is a part of yoga to accept yourself as you are in this moment and to work from that base to develop. So asanas the Sanskrit word for the yoga poses should be learned in stages each step as important as the last or the next. So anyone who says I cant do yoga Im not flexible enough is missing the point Its a lifelong learning process not a quick fix and so it can be practised by all age-groups and adapted for a wide range of ability. What happens in a class Many classes including those I teach start with relaxation to allow focus to shift from the day-to-day issues to the internal self and to prepare for the yoga practice. After initial gentle stretches you will often move into a flowing sequence vinyasa to warm the whole body. The asanas which follow encompass all-round movement of the spine including flexions extensions rotations and balances building the strength of the core muscles and limbs and working with awareness of the breath. Often specific breathing techniques pranayama will be taught sometimes as a separate exercise and sometimes along with movement. The session usually ends with a guided relaxation to enable you to leave feeling strengthened and refreshed. Some teachers include chanting and meditation some use music to accompany the class. In the spirit of yoga classes should be inclusive and non- competitive. A good teacher will demonstrate modifications and extensions to postures in response to the needs and capabilities of clients. Observing participants and helping them to adjust their postures is key to the teachers role ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their practice. Is Yoga for YouA beginners guide to an ancient practice Linda Wheatley Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 15 Which class There are many styles of hatha yoga some named after the yogis who devised or popularised them but they are all based on physical forms which have been recognised for thousands of years to develop strength balance flexibility and concentration the original purpose of which was to prepare and discipline body and mind for hours spent in meditation. I cannot list all of them here or give full descriptions but you may have heard of the powerful dynamic Ashtanga which uses a specified series of postures linked together and repeated as a flow Hatha yoga with a capital H where poses are held for longer Iyengar yoga named after its founder where often props blocks and belts etc are used to deepen or hold the postures hot yoga literally yoga done in a hot room and various restorative forms where relaxation is the main focus and you are supported in poses that have a calming and releasing effect. Of course many classes will include a mixture of many of these aspects and all classes are defined by the teacher. Teachers are as varied as the client base they serve and it may take a while to find someone with whom you have a rapport. But just because you may not connect with the first teacher you try dont give up on yoga keep trying and youll find the one to suit you. Which teacher Its always worth checking that your teacher is qualified and insured. Unfortunately there isnt one organisation that does this but insurers wont insure someone without at least a 200hr teaching certificate from a recognised teaching body. Personal recommendation from friends who attend classes already is a good start but just because they love their class doesnt mean it will be the one for you so keep an open mind. And honestly the only real way to choose is to try them out. You need to feel comfortable with your teacher no teacher can be all things to all people. Having a chat or a private session with a teacher before you attend their class gives you the opportunity to gain confidence in them. This can also be useful if you have any existing injuries or medical conditions so that you can be clear about ways to adapt your practice to make it more beneficial and most importantly safe. As with anything else you try to learn nowadays there are many online yoga classes and apps. But my advice would be to use these only as a way to supplement your practice once you know what youre doing because whilst you can see the teacher they cant see you. Theres no substitute for being in the same room and having some individual attention. And finally Yoga can be a transformative practice reaching into and improving every area of your life. It is many-layered and can bring you something different each time you step on your mat therein lies its complexity and its simple joy so go on give it a try. Namaste Linda has been a student of yoga for over 30 years has been teaching Hatha yoga for 7 years. If you want to know more contact Linda at www.hathayogauk.weebly.com or 07876 461541. 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These antioxidants do a much better job at combating cellular stress than dietary vitamin or phytochemical sources individually. Holistic Healing by Donna is now offering this scientifically proven natural Nrf2 health supplement. To find out more visit www.holistichealingbydonna.uk.lifevantage.com Or contact Donna directly on 07921 453422 DONT TAKE ANTIOXIDANTS. MAKE ANTIOXIDANTS. Protandim the most important dietary supplementofourtimereducesoxidative stress by an average of 40 in 30 days. Do Your Feet Often Hurt Our foot clinic specialises in painful conditions in the feet and lower limb. For over 15 years we have achieved success with difcult to treat ailments such as heel spur plantar fasciitis Achilles tendonitis metatarsalgia Mortons neuroma bunion pain repeated ankle sprains and shin splints. We aim to treat the underlying cause of the problem as well as the painful symptoms. We have treated thousands of people successfully and prevented some from having surgery. At the Bedford Clinic we always take a full case history so we know all about you. We then do a full structural examination of the spine legs and feet taking precise measurements of the bones in the feet and examining how they work. If the feet are not working in a mechanically ideal fashion they can transmit all types of strain pain and problems and can be the underlying cause of back sacroiliac problems and arthritis. Once we have established a structural snapshot of you we can treat the underlying cause of your problems and help rid you of the painful symptoms. Moreover we can help prevent further damage arthritic changes and pain. I had Achilles pain in both feet for most of my adult life and had operations on both Achilles tendons to help relieve the pain. These operations were not successful and if anything made the problem worse. My heels hurt in normal walking. I am really pleased I went to the Bedford Clinic as I am now pain free. I recently joined a hiking club and regularly do 10 km hikes without pain. Ms A Armstrong Milton Keynes Wendy Russell-Rayner BSCHons BAHons Wini Thomas BSCHons BAHons 220 Castle Road Bedford MK40 3TY 01234 294954 www.achingback.co.uk I am a keen hill walker and developed terrible pain in my feet which prevented me from walking. My GP diagnosed metatarsalgia and I consulted various practitioners and for three years no one could rid me of the pain. I visited the Bedford Clinic and I am now pain free. I have returned to hill walking and if I ever suffer any more problems I wont walk to the Bedford Clinic I shall run there Mr J Harford High Wycombe Foot Clinic Osteopathy Sports Injuries Clinic HEALTH Over 40s Fitness Is your workout working E xercise is a crucial part of health and wellbeing especially for women in their pre- and postmenopausal period. On average there is a 16-year span in a womans life where the fundamental and biological rhythms of her hormones can fluctuate. The average age for menopause the ceasing of menstruation in the UK is 51 with symptoms starting several years before and continuing after. An awareness of the hormonal issues around this time and how they affect exercise is essential. Otherwise you may find your training is not geared correctly to reaching your goals. Exercise is a catabolic activity meaning that the body breaks down complex substances into simpler substances to be used as energy to move and take on the stress of exercise. This produces physical chemical and emotional responses and these are affected by the intensity and duration at which exercise is performed. Therefore the intensity and duration of the exercise will have dramatic effects on the chemical by-products hormones released and should consequently be a main consideration of an exercise programme for women in their forties and over. CORTISOL During the menopausal period the imbalance of hormones throughout the menstrual cycle cause a dramatic rise in cortisol in the system which leads to an increase of blood volume for inflammatory response protein degradation and muscle and connective tissue breakdown. What changes do we see - decrease in bone-mineral density - reduction in muscle mass and strength - increase in fat especially around the middle Considering these symptoms there couldnt be a more pivotal time to find an exercise programme that helps combat excess cortisol builds lean tissue and increases energy expenditure. Cortisol can have detrimental effects on programme success. Exercise is a stress and stress releases cortisol which means exercise will release cortisol but the intensity and duration will have an effect on the amount of cortisol released. THE COMMON MISTAKE In general people choose to participate in continuous or steady state exercise. Yet research shows that continuous or steady state exercise bouts lasting over 15-30 minutes give a 150 increase in cortisol secretion. For a female in menopause this could halt any form of progress in weight loss and only make the symptoms they are experiencing feel ten times worse. So what type of exercise helps combat cortisol release Intense exercise. Replace long steady cardio sessions with short high intensity interval training sessions. Intense exercise also stimulates the release of Growth Hormone GH. GH has been shown to increase lean muscle mass reduce body fat increase energy stimulate immune function and even enhance sexual function. THE OPTIMUM WORKOUT High Intensity Circuit 20 press ups 30 mountain climbers 30 walking lunges 15 burpees 30 bicycle crunches 50 high knees 20 chair tricep dips 30 squats 1 minute plank Start with one circuit and increase to three as you get fitter. Exercising at the right intensities can provide the body with the environment to thrive and create balance through the chemical by- products produced. Maximising on intermittent bursts and interval training with intensities that hit above the anaerobic thresholds and include recovery time will be key for programming success within menopause. DID YOU KNOW Your metabolism is influenced by your age metabolism naturally slows down about 5 per decade after age 40 your gender men generally burn more calories at rest than women and proportion of lean body mass the more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate tends to be. Dont be afraid of weight training then Kasia Walusiak Body Transformation Coach 3rd year Student of Nutritional Therapy at West London University httpswww.facebook.comPersonalTrainerBedford 20 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts North Beds Osteopaths is a well established practice located in Bromham and Sharnbrook. We are experienced in treating both adults and children. We specialise in maintenance check-ups to help keep your spine healthy and flexible so you can enjoy an active lifestyle. Problems we can help include Back neck joint muscular problems Sports injuries work strains Headaches Back pain etc during pregnancy Cranial osteopathy available We are open Monday to Saturday and have both male and female practitioners. All our osteopaths are experienced in practice have completed a four year full-time course in Osteopathy and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Call us to find out how we can help Jason D. Pinny ND DO Joanne E. Pinny ND DO Associates 2a Grange Lane Bromham Bedford MK43 8NP and Millhouse Hotel Mill Road Sharnbrook MK44 1NP Phone 01234 823621 www.northbedsosteos.co.uk Your local osteopaths in Bromham and Sharnbrook Your child doesnt have to wear braces there is another way Early Orthodontic Centre 14 Adelaide Square Bedford MK40 2RW earlyorthogmail.com 01234 938600 www.myobrace.com Theres something for everyone in our exciting range of Summer Holiday Activity Courses For your 2016 Holiday Activity Course Brochure please contact us on 01234 332667 or visit bedmod.co.uk Bedford Modern School Manton Lane Bedford MK41 7NT Bedford Modern School is part of The Harpur Trust bedfordmodern BedfordModernSchool Now accepting Childcare Vouchers Monday 25 July - Friday 26 August Open to all children aged 4 to 14 Naomi Jones shares more Secrets from the Salon.... Sun Spot BEAUTY Lovely bright sunshine immediately lifts the mood and a glowing tan on our pale winter skin makes us look and feel great. But is it really good for us Its all a bit confusing when reading the latest medical reports on one hand the experts are telling us all about the risks of over exposure to UVA and UVB and the links to skin cancer. Whilst at the other extreme the experts are encouraging people to get some sunlight to avoid vitamin D deficiency. Like all of the good things in life chocolate cheese and a lovely chilled glass of Prosecco its all about moderation. Today peoples concept of ideal skin colour varies across different cultures. For example Caucasian women in Europe the US and Brazil often want a deep glowing tan whilst women in China Korea and Thailand want to look fairer more pink in tone. Recently the appeal of the tan has been fading. Today we know that 90 per cent of all skin cancers are associated with exposure to the suns ultraviolet UV radiation which is also linked to eye damage and immune system suppression. So too are up to 90 per cent of the changes commonly attributed to ageing including wrinkles leathery skin and brown age spots. How much time we should spend in the sun depends on a number of factors including location the time of the day - and indeed the time of year - along with our own natural skin colour. Burning Issues Seek the shade especially between 11am and 4pm. Do not allow your skin to burn. Avoid UV tanning booths and beds. Cover up with clothing including a broad- brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Use a broad spectrum UVAUVB sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity use a water-resistant broad spectrum UVAUVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. Keep newborn babies out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months. Examine your skin head-to-toe every month and see your doctor if you have any sores that do not heal or moles and marks that change size and shape. Shining a Light on History We all know that the safe way to look after our skin is with sunscreen but have you ever wondered where sun creams first came from Time to bring their history out of the shade Once tans had become peoples new best friend sunburn was quick to turn up too as the ugly sister and the search was on for a product that would allow burn-free tanning. The tanning oil Huile de Chalde created by perfumer Jean Patou and introduced in 1927 promised to put an end to sunburn soften and tan the skin. M. Patou enlisted his research team to develop a product that could prevent the sunburns he received while sailing without forgoing the tan factor. Ambre Solaire was the result and appeared in April 1935 with perfect timing - just in time for the introduction of annual paid leave in France Paid holidays of course encouraged more people to travel often to the beach. Just as in the past pale skin had been a mark of privilege from the 1960s a tan announced that you had the leisure time to devote to bronzing your skin plus the money to travel in search of the sun. Sunny Facts The sun became associated with health when Arnold Rikli - AKA the sun doctor - first used light therapy to treat tuberculosis in 1855. Sunlight was also used to treat depression and even madness. In the 1920s pioneering designer and fashion icon Coco Chanel popularised the idea of tanning and the sun started to represent pleasure and relaxation as well as health. Historically pale skin has indicated high status. A tan signified that you had to work outdoors as a manual labourer while pale skin announced that you could afford to stay out of the sunlight. Wealthy people used to wear lotions made of rose oil and violets in an effort to keep their pale skin. 24 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Roz Lee Words our patients have used Situated in the Village Medical Centre Kingswood Way Great Denham MK40 4GH Telephone 01234 244013 reassured outstanding confidence knowledgeable helpful listen understanding expertise support care grateful thorough patience Modern dentistry traditional values dental practice the Village Village Dental JunJul 16 HP.indd 1 14052016 1228 FOOD Heat butter in a large pan over a gentle heat. Add onions and sweat until soft. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a minute or two more. Tip in the courgette slices with a good twist of salt and pepper and put the lid on the pan. Simmer stirring occasionally. Once the courgettes have softened slightly add the garam masala and turmeric and keep stirring to coat the vegetables and cook the spices. Add the lentils and simmer until cooked through. Stir in the tomatoes and then at the last moment the spinach. When the spinach has wilted remove from the heat. Spoon into bowls and serve with warmed chapattis. Courgette Dhal A speedy and nutritious supper 50g butter or ghee 2 onions roughly chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped 3 courgettes sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and chopped 1 tsp garam masala 1 heaped tsp turmeric 400g tin lentils rinsed and drained 150g cherry tomatoes quartered 100g fresh baby leaf spinach Salt and pepper 2 chapatti flatbreads STYLE River Island Denim Blues D enim will never go out of fashion. Fact. But for SS 16 its in in a big way. Bigger than ever before. The craze has stretched beyond the realms of double denim taking pioneering steps into the world of beauty. With the bohemian and western trends taking us down a more rural route this season denim is rugged whitewashed and embroidered with flora and fauna. When it comes to multiple layers of denim texture is your best friend. Rips pleats raw edges and patchwork help to break up an all-denim look. There is now not a single item of clothing that cannot be found in denim and that goes for accessories too. Shoes bags hats and even jewellery bring a rustic country touch to a summer outfit. But why stop there On the catwalks Chanel Holly Fulton and Marc Jacobs showed us how to incorporate denim-like shades into our beauty looks with eyeshadow eyeliner and chunky lashes in striking marine hues. Topshop has released a new Denim Nails collection to match its most popular jeans and Percy Reed salons are working in association with LOral Professional to offer a trio of rinses Stonewash Indigo and Midnight Ink to give your hair the jeans treatment. So whichever way you like your denim this season offers a variety of new ways to mix things up. Stephanie Sofokleous More insights from Stephanie can be found on her fashion beauty and lifestyle blog httpblood-sweat-and- heels.blogspot.co.uk Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 27 1. Simply Be Sole Diva Block Denim Heeled Sandals 30 2. Topshop Embroidered Jeans 45 3. New Look Denim Maxi Skirt with Front Split 22.99 4. Lookagain Unique Denim Jacket 80 5. Very Denim Tencel Lace Up Dress 32 6. JD Williams Denim Duffle Bag with Rope Cord 32 7. New Look Patchwork Badge Fray Hem Denim Jacket 24.99 8. Glamorous Dark Blue Floral Embroidered Denim Shorts 29 9. Phase Eight Annabelle Zip Denim Dress 89 10. Very Fray Hem Denim Dress 29 11. Glamorous Floral Embroidered Denim Skirt 26 12. Topshop Denim Nails 6 each 13. Denim Hair rinses at Percy Reed salons London 1 7 4 10 6 12 13 5 11 3 9 2 8 28 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts THE HOLIDAY EDIT OVL LOVES Linea Raffaelli Dress Claytons Bedford EDITO RS PICK Erica Bag Tusting Lavendon Grecian Sandals Very Print Bikini Top Shop Fringed Shorts New Look Ribbed Vest New Look Sun Hat River Island Cat Eye Sunglasses Very Kimono Miss Selfridge Wrap Skirt River Island Tropical Swimsuit Marks Spencer Playsuit River Island Espadrille Wedges River Island Stunning new looks and stylish new brands for 2016. HAIR Kelly Gays Hair Advice You asked and hopefully Ive answered I love giving hair advice so if you have a question send an email over to infoousevalleyliving.com More hair advice and happenings can be found on Kellys blog www.klghairadvice.com Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 31 Q.My hair doesnt hold a curl I have long hair and find that if I curl it it doesnt stay in very long. A.Long hair can often be heavier and trickier to get a curl to hold but there are some ways to keep hair styled. Make sure you leave your hair to cool completely once youve used a tong or heated roller. Dont fuss with hair when still warm. Hydro- gen bonds are cooling and hardening which will form your curl. Stretching and disrupting these will cause curls to drop. If you are curling long hair start in the middle and curl hair around the full length of a tong. Curling from the tip of hair up will mean a lot of hair wont be near the tong heat and youll struggle to get that big bouncy curl. Q.I want to home colour my hair but worry about using colours at home and ending up with a hair disaster. What is the best colourant to use A. There are so many great colourants on the market these days and you dont have to go for the permanent plunge. Look for semi-permanent colours which last around 24-28 washes to try out a new look. With some colour kits you can even add multi-tonal highlights which are great for a natural less block heavy colour. Make sure you do a skin test before colouring no matter how many times youve used a home colour. Formulas and your level of reaction can change so its better to be safe than sorry Q.Ive heard people mention reverse washing and co-washing hair. What is this and why do I need to do it A.Reverse washing and co-washing are not to be confused. Reverse washing is switching the regime so you use the condi- tioner before shampoo when washing hair. If you find most conditioners leave your hair feel- ing heavy and you have thinner finer hair then reverse washing could be for you. Co-washing is completely skipping shampoo and just using conditioner. This benefits ladies who have thicker coarser hair. Co-washing can leave hair with product build-up as you arent cleansing hair so its not recommended regularly. Tresemme has recently brought out a range pre- cisely for those who want to reverse wash that is definitely worth a try. Q.I want to cut my hair shorter but not sure what would suit me. Should I take the plunge A.Daring to go short is a big change for a lot of people especially if youve worn the same style for a long time. Do your research and make sure you are aware of your face shape. An easy way to find this is by drawing the outline of your face on the mirror with eyeliner and standing back to see if you are a heart oval or square. Think about your lifestyle and the time you have to style your hair in the morning. Shorter hair isnt always low mainte- nance. Make sure your stylist takes you through some options to suit. Leaving longer lengths to frame the face can be flattering. Q. When working I always wear my hair in a ponytail. Can you suggest any exciting ways to wear hair up that are simple to do A.Accessorising a ponytail can take it from simple to stunning. Look for lengths of leather and material that you can wrap around the base or even around parts of the ponytail to create a little more interest. Pretty slides are an easy way to enhance a hair up. Practise your plaits and try out a braided bun. Even a simple three strand plait twisted and pinned into a bun can look great and is a quick and easy style to master. And if youve got shorter hair and want to cheat an up do try out a hair piece. Clip-in ponytails and buns can be found in high street shops and there are some great colour matches out there now. WIN WIN WIN OVL brings you FANTASTIC prizes every issue To enter our competitions Email infoousevalleyliving.com quoting Naomi Jones Beauty or Holiday Activity Course in the subject box and we will enter you into the prize draw. The winners will be drawn at random and notified by Friday 22 July. Closing date Friday 15 July. A TOP ANTI-AGEING PACKAGE worth 195 at Naomi Jones Beauty Naomi Jones beauty therapist and OVL writer is offering our readers the chance to win a combination of her most popular anti-ageing facial treatments Glycolic Peel RF Skin-tightening Face-lifting Facial Results your face will feel and your eyes wont believe. And if you dont win dont despair Bring this competition with you to claim your special OVL reader discount of 50. Naomi Jones Beauty offers an extensive range of beauty aesthetic and holistic treatments with a warm and friendly welcome and a professional service. Naomi is an experienced therapist who understands all about the wobbly bits wrinkles varicose veins bent toes stretch marks and other things that we worry about 07917 361863 www.naomijones.com NB. Prize must be taken within 3 months of issue. WIN WIN WIN LAST ISSUES COMPETITION WINNERS Congratulations to Ozlem Addison of Harrold who won a family ticket for a Chapterhouse Theatre Company open-air performance Chloe Powell of Bedford and Paul Cain of Milton Ernest who both won a 100 voucher to spend at John Medhurst Jewellers and Mrs D Thomas of Bedford and Lorna Chinnock of Bromham who both won a pair of tickets for Bedford Proms in the Park. Entrants contact details will only be given to the provider of the prize and will not be passed on to any third party. A FREE PLACE ON A HOLIDAY ACTIVITY COURSE Bedford Modern School provides holiday activity courses during the Easter and Summer holidays for children between the ages of 4 and 14. The girls and boys who attend really enjoy it make lots of friends and learn new skills and talents. The technology course has been fun and I enjoy being able to make things in my own style. The course leaders have been very helpful. Josh aged 13 I chose the gymnastics course as I currently attend gymnastic classes outside of school and really enjoy it. Emilia aged 8 Morning courses run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and afternoon courses run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Children who attend both morning and afternoon courses bring their own packed lunch and are supervised during the lunch break. Additional cover from 8am and until 6pm is also available for those parents who require it. The BMS Holiday Activity Course programme for Summer 2016 is Monday 25 July Friday 29 July Monday 01 August Friday 05 August Monday 08 August Friday 12 August Monday 15 August Friday 19 August Monday 22 August Friday 26 August With more than 40 courses to choose from Bedford Modern School is delighted to offer one winner of the OVL Competition a free place on a Summer 2016 Holiday Activity Course of their choice. For more information or to request a copy of the 2016 Holiday Activity Course brochure please contact the BMS Holiday Activity Course Office on 01234 332667 or visit www.bedmod.co.uk holiday-activity-courses. One free place on either a morning or afternoon course for one week 34 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Tree Related Advice Planning And TPO Applications Queries Hazardous Tree Removals Veteran Tree Management Crown Thinning Crown Reductions Shaping Hedgework And Trimming Orchard Fruit Tree Management Hedgelaying and Willow Fencing Stump Grinding Fully Insured Qualified And Experienced Call Today For Advice Or A Free Quotation T 01234 720801 M 07787 726962 W www.heritagearboriculture.co.uk E neilheritagearboriculture.co.uk Based in Harrold Bedfordshire Heritage Arboriculture Creating A Healthy And Beautiful Environment... 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Natural Stone Paving from 20 a sq metre incVAT and delivery Cotswold Chippings 85 per bag Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 35 NorDan High Performance Scandinavian Windows Doors Prefinished Timber and Aluminium Clad Timber Double or Triple Glazed Very Low Maintenance Energy Efficient Secured by Design 60 Years Lifespan Bespoke Design Installation Download the brochure from our website Excel Structures Limited www.excelstructures.co.uk enquiriesexcelstructures.co.uk 01234 924050 Call for Free Consultation and Quote Premium quality timber windows doors - without the painting The benefits of high quality timber windows and doors are well known but nobody really wants the ongoing maintenance regime of repair and painting every 3-5 years. High performance NorDan windows and doors have a powder-coated aluminium external cladding which provides an expected lifespan of 60 years requiring minimal maintenance - no painting Externally you can choose any RAL colour there are 2000 available. Painted timber external finishes are also available. Internally clear lacquer finishes and a range of stains enhance the natural beauty of premium- engineered timber frames or factory-applied painted internal finishes can be chosen from the RAL colour range. Shhh Solid timber frames provide superior soundproofing and contribute towards reduced heat loss with entry level double glazing providing performance levels well below minimum building regulation requirements. Triple- glazed options reduce energy loss down to Passive House standards and heating bills. Secured by Design product certification provides peace of mind that products offer high level security for your home. NorDan is a third generation family owned business established in 1926. Operating from 8 factories across Scandinavia NorDan turnover is around 30m in the UK alone. An approved NorDan partner Excel Structures provides a complete design supply and installation service for new build and replacement glazing projects. A range of products are available to view via our website www.excelstructures.co.uk or at our new showroom in Bedford please call for a quotation or to arrange a visit. Excel Structures Limited 9 Abbey Court Fraser Road Priory Business Park Bedford MK44 3WH Tel 01234 924050 www.excelstructures.co.uk 36 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts T here are many species of hebe which is named after Hebe the Greek goddess of youth. You have many to choose from. A hardy shrub it thrives in most conditions but is at its best in full sun with some protection from strong winds. Hebes vary in size from small compact bushes to tall tree- like structures. The evergreen foliage provides interest throughout the year with some having foliage in shades of burgundy or bronze. Others are variegated but most of the variegated ones grow to only 30 to 90 cm in height. The pretty flowers come in a variety of colours from white pink and crimson to blue and purple. Flowering times vary according to the species ranging from February until the first frosts but you need to pinch off the faded flowers regularly to enjoy more flowers. Display hebes in rockeries in containers in masses or individually throughout your garden. Any good garden soil is suitable from slightly acidic to alkaline. Remove frost-damaged shoots in the spring when the buds have started to grow cutting to a bud that is growing further down the stem. All varieties will benefit from light pruning after flowering. You could try Albicans Red Edge a spreading plant with grey-green leaves veined red in winter with lilac-blue flowers fading to white. Or Autumn Glory with small dark purple- blue flowers from midsummer to early winter. Baby Marie is compact with tiny thick leaves and soft lilac flowers from late spring to early summer while Blue Clouds looks lovely all year. Its shiny dark green leaves turn purple in winter and it has blue flowers in June and July and again from September to December. The popular Heartbreaker is magnificent. It is evergreen with cream-edged green foliage changing to a vivid deep pink in winter and looks good in a container. Nicolas Blush is also sought after due to its long flowering time from early July to winter. Its light pink flowers fade to white. Purple Shamrock is beautiful with green leaves edged with lime changing to deep purple then to pink in winter. It has masses of blue flowers from June to October. La Seduisante has shiny dark green leaves edged with purple and produces dark purple- red flowers from summer to autumn. Mrs Winder is a dwarf evergreen with blue flowers from early summer above dark purple foliage while Carl Teschner is mat-forming with dark green red-margined leaves and large violet flowers with white centres. Wiri Charm is compact and bushy with masses of rose- purple flowers in summer and again in winter. Wiri Mist is also compact but spreading with grey-green leaves and a stunning mass of white flowers from late spring to summer. Interesting foliage delightful flowers and a long flowering season make the hebe a perfect choice for your summer garden. Rosemarys Garden GARDENS Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 37 TOP TEN Jobs for June July Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside and plant annual summer bedding. Cut the dead flower spikes from delphiniums and lupins after flowering to encourage more flowers on the side shoots. Pinch out the tips of fuchsias to encourage a bushy habit and more flowers. Cut hardy geraniums to ground level after they have flowered and feed them to encourage more growth. Cut back shrubs such as deutzia weigela spiraea and philadelphus as they finish flowering. Prune deciduous magnolia once the tree is in full leaf and lightly prune rhododendrons after flowering. As your penstemon flowers fade cut them back to just above a bud for more flowers. Clip over lavender bushes taking off the dead flowers with the stems and the top few centimetres of new shoots. Plant autumn-flowering bulbs such as autumn crocuses colchicum sternbergia amaryllis and nerine towards the end of July. Deadhead roses as the blooms fade cutting off the flowers just above the uppermost leaf on the stem. Do not feed roses after the end of July. 38 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Daffodil Florist Your local Bromham Florist Daffodil Florist Ltd Bromham Bedfordshire Tel 01234 953261 Mobile 07534 161181 www.daffodilflorist.co.uk Email traceydaffodilflorist.co.uk Quality floral designs for that special occasion. Bouquets and arrangements can be ordered through our online shop or to your own individual requirements and budget. Local delivery and same day delivery up to 2.00pm. We offer individual or group workshops for you to create your own special displays. Summer hanging baskets and planters now available Please call for further information Make someones day say it with flowers from Daffodil Florist Opening Times Monday to Friday 9.00am 5.00pm Saturday 9.00am 1.00pm Order online 247 365 days a year Grass cutting and lawn maintenance Hedge cutting Weedingweed spraying Bed and border maintenance Soft landscaping Small tree pruning and felling Leaf clearance Pressure washing Expert Garden and Grounds Maintenance Services Telephone 07766 762887 01234 954873 Email infoutopiagroundsandgardens.co.uk Website www.utopiagroundsandgardens.co.uk SHARNBROOK SCOUTS are in need of some enthusiastic volunteers to help with activities and weekly meetings. The Scouts cover a wide age range from Beavers upwards 6 year olds to 14 year olds. Our current vacancies are Assistant Scout Leader to be shared with at least one other General help across all three sections Beavers Cubs and Scouts No specific skills or qualifications are required as training will be provided. All ages welcome. So if you have some free time enjoy working with young people and want to join a friendly team please contact Tim Venn for further information on 07825 219264 or email timjvenn1000gmail.com Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 39 www.pilgrims-school.info THE HARPUR TRUST PRE PREP For further details please visit our website or call 01234 369555 Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School Brickhill Drive Bedford MK41 7QZ A SCHOOL DESIGNED FORLITTLEPEOPLE W e have an inherent love of nature at Pilgrims and our children are introduced at a very young age to everything that nature can offer whether its planting fruit and vegetables introducing plants and flowers to attract birds and insects or tending our very own wildlife pond. Our focus for the summer term will be different ways of attracting bees into our garden. Mrs Taylor and Mrs Bartram will help the children investigate types of bees why they are important to us what they feed on and where they live. This will help the main school children to create their own garden as part of our Pilgrims in Bloom competition. Here are some facts weve already discovered prepare to bee amazed It takes 20000 visits by bees to flowers to produce a pound of honey. A full-sized colony in summer can contain more than 50000 bees. At her peak-laying rate a queen can lay more than 1000 eggs per day Some people find that eating local honey throughout the year reduces hay fever problems. Bumblebees can beat their wings up to 11400 times a minute. Bumblebees have smelly feet After feeding on a flower they leave behind a scent which lets others know that the nectar has already been taken. Bumblebees can travel more than a mile from their nest in order to find food. Unfortunately bee numbers are now in decline. A combination of pesticide-use parasites and disease is diminishing hedgerows and other habitats. Queen bumblebees are struggling to find places to nest and feed and crop yields are falling. What can we do to help Bee-friendly gardens - Bees need small patches of wild flowers and we can all do our bit by planting bumblebee-friendly plants such as wild roses. We should also leave patches of long grass at the edges of our gardens giving insects somewhere to spend the winter. Dandelions provide floral resources for pollinators and thistles and brambles are good sources of food for bees. Nesting sites can also be created with piles of leaves and grass in sunny corners. Beekeeping as a fun hobby - For anyone who has a little bit of extra time some outdoor space and some protective gear keeping bees can be hugely rewarding. Beekeepers are crucial when it comes to sustaining and increasing honeybee populations. Last year during the summer term Nursery children were able to see close-up what a bee hive looks like and a bee keeper talked about how bees collect pollen to make honey. Although there were no live bees inside the hive gave the children a real insight into the life of bees. They were even able to make their own honey sandwiches afterwards although they did have to buy honey from the local farm shop rather than harvesting it from the hive Here are a couple of useful links Wildlife Trust httpwww.wildlifetrusts.orgbees-needs Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association httpwww.bedfordshirebeekeepers.org.uk BEE Inspired 40 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts I n this second article on vaccinations Ill be covering the different vaccines available to dogs and ferrets. Vaccination is an important part of your pets healthcare as it can stave off severe symptoms or even death from diseases where there is no current treatment available. This is because their body is already protected and can fight off the infection sooner before the bacteria or virus overwhelms their body. Pet Vaccinations Zoe Shelton-Smith PETS Puppies receiving their first-ever vaccination will have it given on two occasions. The first injection can be given between 6-8 weeks old with the second injection 2-4 weeks later at no less than 10 weeks old. This need for two injections is due to the potential presence of antibodies within the puppies that were passed down from the mother through the colostrum in her milk. These maternal antibodies are only temporary but whilst they are present the puppies cant produce their own antibodies. So the two injections a month apart ensure there is antibody production resulting in the puppies being fully covered 1-2 weeks after the second injection. They then require an annual booster to keep their antibody levels high. This protocol also applies to older dogs that may have not been vaccinated as a puppy or missed their booster. They may not have the maternal antibodies in their system but the two injections ensure maximal antibody production. This is because a second exposure to a pathogen will produce a much greater response in antibody production than if there were to be only one injection and thus one exposure. Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 41 Zoe is a final year veterinary student at the University of Liverpool Dog vaccinations The core vaccines found in annual boosters for dogs cover the following diseases Canine Distemper Virus This is a highly contagious disease of dogs and ferrets and is still very common in areas where vaccination against the disease is uncommon. The dog is usually infected by inhalation which would lead to coughing lack of breath pneumonia diarrhoea a high temperature and vomiting. This disease can be fatal particularly if the virus enters the spinal cord. Canine Infectious Hepatitis Virus Quite often the only sign a dog has this virus is a high temperature. Following this the animal may die within 24 hours as the virus attacks the blood vessels in many organs as well as the eye. Canine Parvovirus A devastating disease which commonly results in the death of puppies. The virus attacks the gut causing vomiting and profuse diarrhoea causing severe dehydration. This disease is highly infectious. Canine Parainfluenza Virus This is the viral component to kennel cough. A dog with the disease will have a goose-honk type cough. Whilst not as deteriorative as the other diseases this virus is highly contagious so the vaccine is important to have if your dog ever comes into contact with other dogs even if only within the home. Leptospirosis This bacteria is zoonotic meaning humans can catch the disease from the infected animal. Leptospirosis is commonly caught from the eating licking of infected urine from a dog or rat stagnant water or from rat bites. If the dog becomes infected they will show generic signs of illness and potentially kidney and liver failure. Additional vaccines include Kennel Cough This vaccine is given up the nose and is to protect solely against the bacterial component of the disease Bordetella bronchiseptica as the over component Parainfluenza is covered in the core booster vaccines. Kennel cough is highly contagious between dogs and can be caught anywhere there is interaction so not just in kennels Canine Herpes Virus This virus can be a cause of fading puppy syndrome in which the puppies gradually deteriorate in health before dying within 1-2 days. The vaccine is given to immunise the bitches in order to protect the puppies when they are born. This is done with two injections the first about a week after mating then the second 1-2 weeks before shes due to whelp. Rabies This vaccine is not essential unless you are taking your dog abroad with you. Rabies vaccination is an essential component of the PETS Travel Scheme. Ferret vaccinations The vaccinations available for ferrets include distemper and rabies see above. The same protocol for dogs also applies to ferrets with an annual booster. Rabies is only applicable if your ferret is going abroad under the PETS Travel Scheme. So there you have it - a whistle stop tour of why we vaccinate what we can vaccinate against and when we need to vaccinate our animals. If you would like to get your animal vaccinated or just find out more about the vaccines available and the diseases they protect against please get in touch with your veterinarian. 42 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts RCG Decorating Ltd Professional Painting Decorating Service City and Guilds qualified tradesmen All aspects of interior and exterior decoration Call Richard for a free no obligation quote Tel 07747 018668 Email richardgamesonyahoo.co.uk rcgdecorating.co.uk L ast summer on Fathers Day Kiosk at the Park bustled with life. Local musician Leyla Burrows had decided to unite the local community through song. This June shes doing it again. Leyla says Some of us have the privilege of singing in a choir or maybe singing in a band. The rest of us sing in the shower or when were on our own but I dont think this is what singing is about. The buzz that comes after singing your heart out with other people is proof to me that were meant to do this more often It doesnt have to be a serious affair sometimes its just about having a laugh. Music is a great gift of expression. For last years event Leyla put together a set list that spanned years and genres. Children sang Let it Go with gusto everyone sang harmonies and clapped rhythms to Happy and we remembered years gone by with Well meet again. Other songs like The Bear Necessities and Im a Believer were all-round favourites. We were accompanied by local musicians Ben Atkins Will Rawes and Tom Munno and spoilt with Pimms and strawberries and cream by Emma Garrett Charlie Fay and the Kiosk team. This summer well be spoilt again. Come to the Kiosk on 18 June at 2pm to indulge in an hour of free summer singing. Team Kiosk will be hosting and Leyla will be helping you sing like never before Sing-Along with Strawberry Cream Tea www.kimboltoncountryfayre.comwww.kimboltoncountryfayre.com Sunday 10th july 2016 Sunday 10th july 2016 kimbolton castleKimbolton Castle Main Ring Events for 2016 Camel Racing Sealed Knot Beagles Stage 2016 Galaxy Big Band Lindy Hoppers Andrew Hubbard Morris Dancers Other Attractions Up to 1000 Classic Cars on display over 70 craft stalls tea and beer tents food court. Vincent and Ariel static motorcycle display Knowles Dairy a unique display of vintage dairy from 1940s to 1960s Classic Car Dream Rides Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Children Air Dome Air Pont Big Slide Coconut Stalls and Millers Ark. Charities for 2016 Hemi Help Samuel Pepys School Ellesmere Opportunity Group Autism Concern EACH East Anglias Childrens Hospices Burn Camps Holly Ward Hinchingbrooke Hospital Mission Motorsport and Local Rotary Charities Organised by the Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle in partnership with the Sporting Bears Ground admission for Public from 11.00am Main Show Ring Events from 12.00pm Entrance Adult 10 Family 25 Children 5 Under 5s free Raffle Great Prizes 25Show th Untitled-1 1 28042016 1628 Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 43 Make an entrance with a pair of Oakgate Joinery gates Call us today for a free no obligation quote 0845 519 4049 infooakgatejoinery.co.uk www.oakgatejoinery.co.uk Beautiful bespoke wooden gates produced to a high standard of design and finish Hardwood Gates Softwood Gates Gate Automation Gate Posts Garage Doors Ironmongery Hand made in our workshop by skilled craftsmen TOP END VILLAGE STORES ANIMAL FEED BEDDING www.topendfarm.co.uk Summer Sizzlers in Store Paddock fertilisers grass seed post and rail stock fencing chicken wire electric fencing and accessories Wide and competitive range of horse and animal feed supplements and stable essentials Hay straw haylage shavings sundown wood pellet bedding etc Stable and field mats reclaimed sleepers rat bait horse carrots Lamb milk always in stock lamb feed from 7.90 Chick crumbs bedding and feeders layers mash 7.25 Plus dog food and treats wild bird feed rabbit and small animal feed small holder feed too Large free car park horse lorries welcome Fast and free delivery TCs apply Shop open 7 days a week Top End Farm Little Staughton Bedfordshire MK44 2BY 01234 376426 topendfarmbtconnect.com 44 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts TRAVEL Paris to Istanbul Venice- Simplon Orient Express Turn back time and travel in the lavish style of the golden age of travel following a similar route to the original rail journeys in 1883 onboard the iconic Orient Express. Perhaps the worlds most famous train the Orient Express has seen many changes to its routes rolling stock and even its name but it has always retained its elegance consistently showcasing the epitome of luxury and comfort. Although the Orient Express ceased to operate in 2009 considered to be a victim of high-speed trains and cut-rate airlines it has bounced back and you can travel in style in the original Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits carriages from the 1920s and 30s onboard the legendary Venice-Simplon Orient Express travelling from London to Paris and Venice and a variety of destinations in Europe including the original Paris to Istanbul route. Its Art Deco glamour and prestige has a strong pop cultural heritage and the train has featured in the plots of books and films as renowned as Bram Stokers Dracula The Bond Book the film From Russia with Love and one of Agatha Christies best-known novels Murder on the Orient Express one of Hercule Poirots most famous cases. Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Bullet Trains Known locally as Shinkansen or new trunk line sleek and futuristic-looking Japans so-called Bullet Trains are perhaps the most famous contemporary trains in the world and are well-known for their exceptional punctuality running on time to the second. They are a veritable icon of Japan perfectly complementing its reputation for cutting-edge technology and a journey on a bullet train is a must-do experience when visiting Japan. Theyre allowed to travel at speeds at around 200mph but are capable of going much faster achieving world record speeds of 361mph during tests. However the trains are also surprisingly quiet and comfortable with forward- facing seats that can be turned around so that they can always face the direction of travel. The rail system connects major cities on Japans two largest islands Honsu and Kyushu with Tokyo going as far north as Aomori and as far south as Kagoshima and there are plans to extend the network. The most famous rail journey is the three-hour stretch between Tokyo and Kyoto which is also the most popular with travellers hoping for a fantastic view of Mount Fuji if the cloud allows. Moscow to Beijing The Golden Eagle Trans- Siberian Express Retracing much of the ancient Silk Road this epic rail journey which Shinkansen Bullet Train Iconic Rail Journeys Whether its a vintage steam locomotive an opulent luxury train or uses cutting-edge technology a sleeper train or a short yet memorable route rail journeys are memorable experiences in their own right and can provide a unique insight into the destination enjoying splendid scenery or travelling with locals. Here are some of the most iconic rail journeys which we think are simply unmissable with more to follow in the next edition of OVL. Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 45 stretches between two mighty cities crosses four countries borders and journeys along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway at 5772 miles the longest railway in the world as well as the Trans-Manchurian or the Trans- Mongolian railways depending on your itinerary. To travel this route at its most luxurious hop onboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express enjoying well-appointed en suite cabins and personal cabin attendant service and the Shangri- La Express built originally for Chairman Mao and unquestionably Chinas best private train once you are over the border into China. From the imposing city of Moscow this journey spans across the vastness of Kazakhstans Kara Kum desert visits the ancient Silk Road trading post of Khiva as well as Ashgabat the modern capital of Turkmenistan nicknamed the Las Vegas of the Kara Kum and such Uzbek treasures as Bukhara Samarkand and Tashkent. Its an astounding once-in-a-life jewel of a journey with an incredibly diverse route enjoying magnificent backdrops such as Turpans Flaming Mountains and the undulating sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. However there are a range of other journeys on other trains along these great railways with many travelling across the vast nomadic lands of Mongolia en route to Beijing joining the Trans- Mongolian Railway after crossing the Russian Steppes. Kalka to Shimla The Toy Train For dramatic views of the hills and villages of North-West India travel along the Kalka-Shimla Railway a 2ft 6in narrow gauge railway. Construction began in 1898 opening in 1903 inaugurated by Lord Curzon Viceroy of India and the railway was declared a heritage property by the government of Himachal Pradesh in 2007. A number of passenger trains use this route including the Shivalik Deluxe Express the Himalayan Queen and the luxurious Shivalik Queen a luxury coach which can be booked by couples or groups of up to eight and attached to regular trains. The Shivalik Queen boasts four elegantly furnished coups with two toilets wall-to- wall carpets and large windows. There are other popular mountain railways in India including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway another famous Toy Train which runs along a 3ft narrow gauge railway between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling renowned for its tea plantations. Esquel to El Maitn La Trochita Old Patagonian Express Described by Paul Theroux in his 1978 book The Old Patagonian Express as the railway almost at the end of the world La Trochita is a 2ft 5in narrow gauge railway running through Argentinian Patagonia an area of astounding natural beauty at the southernmost tip of South America. Running just under 250 miles through the Andean foothills between Esquel and El Maitn the railway is affectionately nicknamed La Trochita literally The Little Narrow Gauge. Dating back to the early twentieth century the railways original character has remained largely unchanged and today it operates as a heritage railway using original 1922 steam locomotives although the dining car and some of the first class carriages date back to 1955. Amy Wright Select Travel Holidays Look out for Iconic Rail Journeys Part 2 in the AugSep edition Venice Simplon Orient Express Great Rail Journeys Old Patagonian Express Great Rail Journeys Trans-Siberian Express Great Rail Journeys 46 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Beautiful bathrooms showers taps and radiators. A huge range under one roof. Come and visit us at Unit 1 Manton Centre Manton Lane Bedford MK41 7PX. Call us on 01234 212377. Retail and trade customers welcome. Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5.30pm. 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On the one hand my kids love it. The youngest prods me with the remote control most mornings demanding Peppaaa. And its one of the few shows that she and The Boy - at one-and-a-half and three-and-a-bit - are equally happy to watch so it keeps them both busy for a while. On the other hand it just so happens to be the only childrens show I know that lasts all of what - five minutes Five. Minutes. Just enough time to run up the stairs start rifling through the laundry basket empty it all out onto the floor and - Muuuuuuum PEPPAS FINISHED Just enough time to call the doctors to make that appointment Ive been meaning to make for three months get though to the receptionist get the calendar out find a pen and - Muuuum Pe-ppas fi-NISHED So yes. Like I said - I have a lovehate relationship with Peppa Pig for giving me five minutes of peace and quiet and giving me five minutes of peace and quiet. The idea of a live theatre version of the TV show appealed for more than just the simple fact it lasts a whopping 1 hour 15 minutes you understand. Theres also the whole theatre experience. I spent five years of my life pre-kids Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 51 Peppa Pigs Surprise is now on tour in theatres across the UK including the Royal Derngate Northampton on 29-30 June and Milton Keynes Theatre on 13-14 September. Visit www.peppapiglive.com for venues and dates. Tickets are subject to availability. To enter email infoousevalleyliving.com quoting Peppa Pig in the subject box and answer the following question Q What is the name of the new Peppa Pig live show The winner will be drawn at random and notified by Friday 17 June. Closing date Friday 10 June. A family ticket is for four people minimum one adult. The tickets are non-transferable and are subject to availability. There are no cash alternatives. Accommodation or travel are not included in this prize. WIN WIN WIN WIN reviewing dance and theatre shows so I miss the buzz of live performance and Id love them to grow up with an appreciation for it. I think its this whimsical idea that made me temporarily forget the fact the youngest is only 17 months old cannot sit still and isnt yet able to be bribed. Which is how we ended up at the Cambridge Corn Exchange in amongst a sea of excitable preschoolers and their parents on Saturday afternoon waiting for Peppa Pigs Surprise Things were looking good once the curtain came up - a super-squeaky girl with blonde pigtails narrated the action and soon enough Peppa and co were on stage. My kids were glued. The littlest refused to sit down but happily stood on my lap as the giant puppets played hide- and-seek blew huge bubbles and sang some everybody-join-in songs. After about ten minutes which is actually a record she lost interest and I had to let her eat a whole packet of crisps just to give the family behind me a break. By the time the interval came around Id both run out of snacks and lost the will to live so the husband took her for a nice walk while I sat and watched the second half with the biggest one. He absolutely loved it. Peppa and co went to the seaside for the day - thats the surprise in the name in case you were wondering - buried Daddy Pig in the sand went rock-pooling a sweet little underwater UV-light section that was by far the best bit sang lots more squeaky songs and did everything youd expect from about 58 episodes of the TV show in one hit. The set was simple the script even more so and it worked perfectly. Think panto but with pigs. By the end he was dancing in the aisle with such a manic happy look on his face I almost forgot about the 8 price tag of the spinner in his and every other kids hand and the fact we lost him briefly in the foyer before the show when he went off to buy one from the lady because you werent listening to me mummy. Almost. Katie Gregory This review first appeared on www.therewegoblog.com - a blog about parenting and family travel. Peppa Pig Live is at UK theatres until the end of 2016. Take a look at www.peppapiglive.comtour for dates and tickets. 52 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts THE COMPUTER MAN SLOW COMPUTERS RESOLVED VIRUS SPYWARE REMOVAL BROADBAND INSTALLATION UPGRADES REPAIRS OLD TO NEW IPOD IPHONE IPAD MAC MOST ISSUES RESOLVED ON SITE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE RATES NO EXPENSIVE SHOP TO RUN ALL MAKES MODELS AGES Local Qualied Experienced Getting I.T. right the rst time every time. Whether your computer is not working at all or just needs a boost we can help. 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Visit www.stevington.org.ukfriendsofstmarysevents.html from early August for a preview of the full catalogue of promises. Commission bids can be placed via email. If you want to be part of the fun tickets are 15 per head from Tricia Lennie msl_acornyahoo.co.uk Tables seat 8-10 so you may wish to take a whole table invite your friends and organise your own seating plan. Book early to avoid disappointment All money raised will go towards the roof refurbishment of our Church Room and community shop. Many thanks for your support. 54 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts R avensden villagers relish a challenge. There arent many of us but when funds are needed for a community project it is all hands on deck. Our 1952-build village hall was in a very poor state some eight years ago and with dedicated enthusiasm over 50000 was raised and it is now a refurbished thriving small event venue. So we took a step back from the fundraising and enjoyed our hall. But problems were afoot. In February we were told that the annual income of the church barely covered running costs and on top of that money has to be paid to the diocese. But it didnt end there. That old scourge of ancient churches had reared its head The roof needs repairs that will run into thousands. Hopefully we will get grants but we must also show that we are doing our bit. So once again the fundraising machine dusted off its complacency and set about organising events. The next big one is on the weekend of 1819 June when a stunning celebration-themed Flower Festival will be in the church whilst gardens and a private wild flower meadow will be opened. The community of Ravensden will not fail their church. It is not about religion or architecture. It is our church. Our centre of the community. Our icon. It is a huge challenge but as a community we are prepared for the hard work as well as fun and harmony. Ravensden Its Blooming Great I n recent years blogging has become an ever growing technological trend. On Tumblr alone a website people can use to blog from there were an estimated 275.9 million blogs in January 2016 far exceeding the 220.8 million recorded in January 2015.1 So what is it that makes more and more people want to be a part of this latest craze As a newly established blogger myself I will hopefully be able to shed some light on the matter. A key thing that I think many people do not realise is how easy it is to create your own blog. There are many platforms available which you can use for no charge. I have already mentioned Tumblr but there are others such as Wordpress and Blogger. I personally use Wordpress. I couldnt believe how simple it was to use. Once I had signed up I simply had to pick what type of blogger I wanted to be I specialise in book blogging the name of the blog and the theme which is your online design and layout. I found the whole process and the Wordpress website in general really easy to navigate so you dont have to spend lots of time trying to get to grips with the tech. Once you have made these choices - tahdah - you have your own blog ready and waiting for you to publish your first post This leads me to an amazing benefit of blogging which has emerged with the development of the trend - anyone any age can blog about absolutely anything. Before I got involved in blogging I was concerned I would have to fit a specific category of blogger and shape my posts accordingly. However from exploring the blogging scene this is not true at all. Sure some like me have chosen to blog about a specific interest such as food gardening reading travel the list goes on. However many refer to themselves as lifestyle bloggers blogging about anything that they feel like writing about from their day to day life. This has also meant that unlike what many think blogging is not just for the younger generation. Blogs by mums is a particular trend many of which are extremely successful Blogging truly is an inclusive environment and once you are involved no matter your online presence you are immersed into a community. If I had to champion only one benefit from blogging it would be the inclusion to this online community. If you also promote your blog through social media such as Twitter you can connect with hundreds upon hundreds of other bloggers. There are often weekly chats where bloggers can exchange advice and tips as well as finding more like-minded bloggers to follow. I have only had a positive experience within the blogging community it is truly an inclusive friendly and supportive environment. So why not have an explore of the existing blogs Or even better join the movement My blog has only brought me pure enjoyment - I get to write weekly about literature - a personal passion of mine. 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While still drawing on the purpose of capital punishment and whether it is a deterrent or vengeance the play comes down to Franks attempts to help Michael see that even on Death Row there is some value to being alive. Writer and artistic director Anthony Lowery commented The steady influx of crime and punishment documentaries from ITVs Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald to Netflixs more recent Making a Murderer and the high viewing ratings they obtain is evidence that people are very interested in the criminal justice system and what better way to show it to them than with all the immediacy that live theatre provides Although this new piece of writing is based on information collated from books interviews and documentaries this is an artistic representation of that which occurs on one of the most unforgiving places on earth. The production fuses the murkiness of Harold Pinter and the darkly comic tone of Martin McDonagh while including movement inspired by Frantic Assembly. Anthony also said This is a deliberately paced dark comedy on Death Row with all the atmosphere spaces and uncomfortable pauses in that world. The Pendulum Swings will perform at The Place Theatre Bradgate Road Bedford MK40 3DE at 7.30pm on Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July. Tickets 9.50 to 11.00 with group discounts available. The play contains very strong language and sex references and holds a recommended age of 16. For tickets go to www.theplacebedford.org.uk or call the box office on 01234 354321. 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He was much more than a highly gifted young war leader with vision and wisdom. Lieutenant Jock Lewes of the Welsh Guards has been recognised as one of two of the first co-founders of the SAS. Jock Lewes was the creator of the first training and SAS concepts that we associate with all later global Special Forces. In 2000 Pen Sword Books published my book about my uncle which was the first biography of him. I believe that this book helped revise early SAS history and in 2008 HRH Prince William unveiled a bronze statue in the Memorial Service of Lt. Jock Lewes in a military base in Hereford. Lt. Jock Lewes refused leave in North Africa in order to properly establish the ethos of the SAS and was shot and killed by a German plane behind enemy lines on the last day of 1941. There is no doubt that in a world still threatened by terrorism - protected as it is by Special Forces - there is just cause for highly valuing the heroism and sacrifice of Jock Lewes. Historians now recognise that without him the SAS would not have been formed at a critical point in the defence of the West. As his co-founder Sir David Stirling wrote in 1942 Jock Lewes could far more genuinely claim to be the founder of the SAS than I. At risk to their own lives Jock Lewes and David Stirling minimised the deaths of the enemy by targeting the weapons and machines of war helping to shorten the conflict. As a researcher I gained evidence that Jock knocked out rather than shoot with a bullet enemy soldiers who had no stomach for fighting. Jock Lewes was a lover of peace. Half his friends were German. Before the war Jock served Lord Lloyd in the fledgling British Council at Hanover Square London at a vulnerable time for the Democracies. He promoted the values of peace and the benefits of European culture. Jock Lewes was part of the small team at the British Council persuading Salazar leader of Portugal to remain neutral during World War Two. Once Jock Lewes had also invented the Lewes Bomb October 1941 the SAS had the teeth necessary to destroy Rommels fuel supplies and supporting planes which could at times account for half the RAFs daily tally but using only 50-60 men. Winston Churchill wrote to General Sir Claude Auchinleck in November 1941 that this type of contribution was the decisive action that would allow the British to defeat the Axis in Libya and Egypt upon which the other theatres of war depended. I believe that the significance of my uncles short life like his body in the desert has been covered up by the ravages of time - but this should not lessen the debt that a growing number of us believe we owe to him. David Stirling and Jock hatching a plot 1941 John Lewes is the nephew and biographer of Jock Lewes. He lives locally teaching young people who are not well enough to study in school and has also recently completed a historical novel on the birth of the SAS and the vulnerable state of British Intelligence in 1940-1941. Jock Lewes Co-Founder of the SAS is in paperback and published by Pen Sword Books Ltd 2000. www.jocklewes.co.uk OVL and John Lewes are supporting Help for Heroes with this article. John Lewes with the statue of his uncle Lt. Jock Lewes JohnLewesArchive Stelios Mores It is amazing to see how much of technology has been influenced by the efforts of science fiction writers and their visions of the future. Gene Roddenberry may be considered to be one of the most influential with many of his future-world inventions described in his famous Start Trek series gradually becoming realities. One of his enigmatic contributions has been the Replicator essentially a device that can manufacture anything from a hot cup of chocolate to parts needed for the repair of a starships engines. So scientists and engineers who no doubt grew up on a diet of such science fiction set their sights on making the dream a reality and from the early 1980s the first Rapid Prototyping devices came into being. These devices were based on a technique described as Stereolithography which relies on building up layer upon layer of material as it is being deposited on the preceding one. This method would later be described as 3D-printing. These very early 3D-printers were designed around a vat filled with different types of photosensitive polymers. These polymerised to form plastic- like materials when exposed to ultraviolet light. The ultraviolet light was directed with pin-point accuracy by a computer running early versions of computer-aided design CAD software in such a way as to gradually create the desired item within the vat progressively forming it as more and more layers were built up on its outer surfaces. Since those early days and over the next 25 or so years this simple technique was spring-boarded to unprecedented levels of sophistication by the leaps and bounds in computer technology the development of evermore sophisticated document printers and the huge improvements in CAD software packages. These peripheral technological developments finally allowed 3D-printing to become established as a viable method for the manufacture of a variety of parts and products from small scale to large. The term Additive Manufacturing is now used to describe 3D-printing within the manufacturing industry. During later years the choice of printing media has also changed significantly no longer simply relying on polymers. It is now possible to print in a variety of materials including ceramics organic molecules and more recently metals. To achieve these feats of manufacturing magic technologists have developed approaches based on chemical reactions evaporation boiling melting sintering fusion and many other physicochemical phenomena. Although 3D-printing is a technological success its relatively high cost often restricts it to specific niches such as rapid prototyping of products. 3D-printing has also made a significant impact on the manufacture of specialised one-off objects where in such cases the cost of the process can undercut significantly those of the traditional approach while at the same time the speed of manufacture can be increased many-fold. The manufacture of unique engine parts for the new ESA Arianne 6 space-launch vehicle Gene Roddenberrys starship engines is one such example whilst the printing of pharmaceuticals tailored to individual patient needs is another. Finally at times 3D-printing provides a means of producing items that could not previously be made. Currently scientists and engineers are tackling the financial aspects of 3D-printing along with the technical challenges. So although the time of the 3D-printed ready-meal is probably not quite here yet with improvements in cost savings versatility and speed of manufacture being realised almost on a weekly basis we may soon see a 3D-printer or Replicator in every home. SCIENCE Printers and Star Trek Replicators Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 61 For the first experiment 1 Stick the paper strip along the side of one of the drinking glasses 2 Fill one glass with the warm water from the cup until it is about half full 3 Add two of the ice cubes 4 Add more water until it is close to the rim careful not to spill it 5 Using the pencil mark the water level on the paper and name it 1st 6 Wait until the ice cubes melt 7 Using the pencil make a second mark on the paper and name it 2nd Has the volume gone up or down Can you think why this is If you are unsure the second experiment may help you answer the second question. So for this experiment 1 Take the second drinking glass 2 Fill the glass with the cooking oil from the cup until it is 34 full 3 Add the remaining two ice cubes 4 Look at the ice cubes and what they are doing 5 Wait until the ice cubes melt 6 Look to see what has happened to the ice What you will have seen happen is because of the change in density as the ice becomes water. Does this help answer the puzzle of the first experiment Little E insteins C orner The use of electrically driven implants in the human body such as pacemakers and prosthetics has become commonplace with advances in prosthetic limbs capable of responding to the faint electrical impulses that are generated by nerves allowing these devices to be controlled somewhat. This concept of integrating natural and electrical has now been taken in a new direction by researchers at two of Swedens leading universities. By integrating a conductive polymer layer into the vascular system of plants at the molecular level in particular roses they have been able to create electronic and electrical circuits within these plants allowing them to be interfaced directly with electronic devices. The polymer 34-ethylenedioxythiophene self-organises itself within the xylem of plants forming conductive structures whilst forming semi-conductive junctions with the surrounding cells. Through these devices can monitor the health of a plant and also control it changing certain aspects such as the colour of its leaves for instance. One particular area of application uses this technology to harvest electrical energy directly from the leaves lending itself to the development of novel means of electrical power generation. Furthermore the team has also created transistors and other passive electronic devices within the plants themselves which have subsequently been linked in such a manner to form logic gates. These form the basis of decision-making and so the process of thinking may soon enter the realm of the plants. Thinking Roses A Couple of NICE Experiments For these experiments you will need the following 4 large ice cubes 2 small drinking glasses tumblers A small cup of cooking oil A small cup of warm water 1 strip of white paper Some sticky tape A pencil 62 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts T his months issue is all about Health and Beauty so what better than to look back on the days when we petrolheads had both in abundance Unfortunately what we also had was rust smoking engines and plenty of breakdowns. On the plus side unlike today a few basic tools thrown in the boot were usually enough to get us back on the road again. Last issue I recounted an old car tale and asked you for stories of your own and Im delighted to now share the experiences of reader Dave Girling. Dave has many years experience with old bikes and cars exploring Europe in a Cortina and a Beetle during an age when many of us felt intrepid if we ventured as far as the Norfolk coast Daves Mk1 Cortina is a significant motor. The 50s had given motorists cars with names such as Popular Prefect Anglia Westminster Oxford and Cambridge. Worthy and a bit dull. Suddenly. Ford offered the swinging 60s a blast of continental style. The Italian name Cortina matched the glamorous styling and people flocked to buy. Within just a few years though youngsters such as Dave and me could afford a well-used version and what an experience they offered us Here are Daves recollections In the early 70s I had a Mk1 Ford Cortina 1500 deluxe with bench seats and column gear change. I worked on the engine fitted 5 J wheels and tyres uprated the front suspension and fitted an SU carburettor and to me it felt great despite the ever-increasing rust and my increasing expertise with filler. It just made the car lighter and faster as far as I was concerned. After having a plate welded on for a wobbly steering box it passed its MOT and a girlfriend and I were off to Scotland. Driving in Scotland I noticed it started to dive in to corners and I thought I saw a wing vibrate so I took it to a garage in the depths of Scotland and asked him to look at it. After about 30 minutes the owner asked me to step inside. He invited me under the car it was up on a lift and said I was to watch. He put a blow torch on a part of the chassis at the front and it immediately disappeared. I still remember his words son you have not got a chassis you have got an underseal frame around nothing where a chassis used to be. I will weld it up for you take it home and sell it. He welded a bar across the bottom of the car and put another across the top between the top of the two front suspension units. It drove home very well Scotland to London in a day which in those days was quite an accomplishment. Soon after that the Diff started to growl I took it out and tightened it up using best guesses then later read about all the very careful calculations on how to do it properly. By sheer luck I had adjusted it correctly. Soon after when the engine started to occasionally blow smoke as cracked rings lined up I decided enough was enough. I put it in for an MOT so I could say what was wrong with it and to my amazement it passed. Those were the days I advertised it for 40 and two possible buyers came round so I took them out for a test drive together. The diff didnt growl the engine didnt blow smoke and it drove beautifully. They looked at the wheels the suspension the carb and the new MOT and made similar comments At that price it must be stolen At that price it must have a lot more wrong with it than you have told us etc. I had told them everything including all the metal I had replaced with filler. Richard McCann MOTORS Richard McCann uncovers more old car tales from OVL readers From Girlfriend to Wife thanks to the Cortina Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 63 Send your old car tales to Richard at OVL Magazine Barnholme Cottage 7 High Street Sharnbrook MK44 1PG infoousevalleyliving.com So I upped the price to 60 and the next buyer bought the car When I had the Cortina I went on holiday in Geneva with a friend and we hired a Beetle. The photo shows me sitting on the Beetle. The other thing I remember about the Cortina is that I once dropped my girlfriend off at her flat in Central London on a very busy road. The starter motor had come loose and when I tried to start the car to leave the starter caught fire. With cars driving past I had flames under the bonnet and me in the boot trying to untie my water bottle that I carried for the radiator. By the time I had undone it the fire was out. I tightened up the starter motor and it worked perfectly for the rest of the time I had the car. The Cortina was the only car I have owned that had 3 forward gears bench seats and a column change and I still remember it with fond memories. Rust and all. Oh and the girlfriend is now my wife - I think the car must have impressed her or not. 64 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts WJH Motors Your Local Friendly Garage MOT Testing 45 Servicing from 69 Exhausts Cam Belts Fault Finding Wheel Balancing and Alignment VW Seat and Skoda Specialists The High Street Riseley Beds MK44 1DR www.wjhmotors.co.uk Call Melissa for a free quote 01234 708324708700 Free collection and return of your vehicle We can look after all your motoring needs ARE YOU ONE OF THE ABOVE HAVE YOU UNKNOWINGLY UNDERPAID DUE TO THE REFORMS IN CHILD BENEFITS TO THOSE WITH INCOME OVER 50000 WHAT TO DO PHONE MISS MONEYPENNY AND GET YOURSELF OVER TO COXY CASTLE 01234 888703 And dont forget we also produce the most reliable and efficient statutory accounts and audits at very reasonable rates. davidcoxco.co.uk www.coxco.co.uk see our new video on our website Cox Co.Chartered Accountants Registered Auditors LAST YEAR 5.5 MILLION PEOPLE PAID THE WRONG TAX OF WHICH 2 MILLION PEOPLE PAID TOO MUCH N ow in its 7th year the Woburn Abbey Garden Show is an important diary date for many keen gardeners. Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey The Gardeners Garden Show takes place within the 42 acres of Abbey Gardens on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. Whether you are an enthusiastic horticulturist or youre looking for inspiration youll have an informative day out. Enjoy an introduction to gardening the opportunity to hone or learn new skills and purchase unique plants and garden items. Her Grace The Duchess Of Bedford will be officially opening the new waterfall over the Rockery which was originally created as part of Humphry Reptons plans for Woburn Abbey Gardens in the early 1800s and fully restored in 2009. Presenter Pippa Greenwood a regular writer and blogger for BBCs Gardeners World Magazine and Martin Fish Garden Writer and BBC Broadcaster will share their expertise while members of the RHS plant Advisory Committees will be offering advice and demonstrations. BBC Three Counties Radio will be unveiling a Show Garden featuring an 1831 rustic temple and a biodiversity garden will be created by the Woburn Abbey Gardens Team in partnership with BBC Three counties presenters and children from Eversholt Lower School. Lunch will be served at the Sculpture Gallery in the South Court the Duchess Tea Room and the Bedford Tea Room. Ticket Prices Adult 11.50 Concession 10.50 Children 6.50. Visit www.woburnabbey gardenshow for further information and to book tickets. Woburn Abbey Garden Show Visit www.bedford.ac.ukparttime or call 01234 291000 to find out more. A Direct Debit instalments option is available for courses over 100. Please note a 20 charge applies if you choose to pay by instalments. Study now pay later with an Advanced Learner Loan If youre aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some of our courses.And with nothing to pay back until youre earning over 21000 per year its a fantastic way to make part-time study more affordable. To find out more visit www.bedford.ac.ukloans Our new Part-time Course Guide is out now Download your copy at www.bedford.ac.ukparttime to find out about all our upcoming part-time courses Discover a fascinating hobby or interest develop skills to move on at work or start training for a whole new career however youre looking to spend your spare time turn it into time well spent with part-time study at Bedford College. Take life or work in a new direction infobedford.ac.uk www.bedford.ac.ukparttime 01234 291000 www.bedford.ac.ukparttime 01234 291000 PART-TIME COURSES August 2016 July 2017 Take life or work in a new direction Milkys Music Matters... MilkysMilkys sMusic M tatters... I t would be remiss of OVL not to go BONKERS as Bedford Park Concerts in conjunction with The Pad Presents have once again delivered a bill to ensure the Summer Bedford Park concerts stay firmly on the map. Over the course of three evenings in 2015 a range of diverse music excellence brought crowds flocking to the park from the brilliant baggy sound of The Happy Mondays the reggae pop stylings of UB40 and of course the proms event proving such a success that the bar was set sky high for 2016. With the proms event locked in and the legend that is Tom Jones booked for the Sunday the promoters had the challenge of finding an artist with widespread appeal so fix up look sharp as the effervescent MC producer and rapper Dizzee Rascal is your Friday headliner. Dizzee Rascal has thrived within the UK garage scene since the early 2000s spanning genres from hip hop and grime to dance with chart success along the way. Having collaborated with the likes of Calvin Harris Arctic Monkeys and Florence the Machine Dizzee has evolved from his grime and garage roots into the mainstream which saw him featured on the bill for festivals such as Glastonbury and the Radio 1 Big Weekend. Critical success arrived early with the 2003 album Boy in Da Corner cementing his place in the musical landscape but the commercial breakthrough arrived five years later with his colossal number 1 hit Dance Wiv Me. Dizzee Rascal really developed and immersed himself deeper into the mainstream dance scene with this Calvin Harris collaboration and further hits soon followed - Holiday Dirtee Disco and the unforgettable Bonkers which he sang at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics to an estimated worldwide audience of nine hundred million. Supporting Dizzee will be West Londons finest pirate radio station Kurupt FM which sprang into the public consciousness after their Youtube webisodes gained the attention of Roughcut producers of The Office. Shortly after the pilot a series was commissioned by BBC3 which led to Kurupt FM gaining a cult following and an impressive cast of sleb fans such as Ed Sheeran Chase Status JME Example Annie Mac Maisie Williams and David Hasslehoff. Having sold out the Village Underground in London with their Champagne Steam Rooms night in May and then playing the likes of Bestival Creamfields Kendal Calling festivals over the summer they will return with a second series of People Just Do Nothing. On a stacked bill the grime MC and rapper Wiley who is often referred to as the Godfather of Grime will bring his selection of crossover hits. Wiley has continued to make grime music while also releasing mainstream singles such as the top 10 hits Wearing My Rolex Never Be Your Woman and his UK number one Heatwave. The rise of Jaguar Skills has been well documented. Honing his craft and love of music for the last 20 years Jag has managed to maintain a mysterious edge with details of his real name age and home town etc left largely unconfirmed we can confirm hes not Banksy though. One thing is known he has been responsible for some of the most exciting musical projects of the past few years largely centred around producing stunning mixes comprising his personal unique edits and mash-ups. Completing the line-up is multiple award winner Mercury Prize 2 Brits 3 Mobos Ms Dynamite and with an artiste of that repute opening proceedings we can only surmise that this line-up is STACKED. Tickets are on sale at www.bedfordparkconcerts.com MUSIC SUPPORT THE BEDFORD LIVE SCENE - UPCOMING BEDFORD GIGS FOR YOUR DIARY Tickets from www.wegottickets.com www.seetickets.com Dannys Bar Esquires Corn Exchange Box Office Boutique Planet Wednesday 15 June Daddy Long Legs New Yorks deadliest blues-punk trio Broadway Twisters Esquires Friday 17 June The Smyths The Smiths band of Smiths fans for Smiths fans Esquires Saturday 25 June Mark Morriss The Bluetones Esquires Friday 1 July Weaves Esquires Friday 15 July The Jam Movement Esquires Thursday 28 July The Dickies Esquires Friday 5 August Dizzee Rascal Kurupt FM Wiley Jaguar Skills Ms Dynamite Bedford Park Saturday 6 August Proms in the Park Bedford Park Sunday 7 August Tom Jones The Shires Bedford Park Friday 18 November Jesus Jones Indie dance legends - rare appearance at an intimate venue Esquires Band of Skulls By Default Ablaze with ear-owning punchy rock tunes this is a consistently brilliant record that never slows down and continues to explosively detonate across 11 tracks hence it has become an ever present on the OVL stereo. BoS have really upped the ante for their fourth long-player and assembled a series of muscular hooky songs that play to their strengths dual femalemale vocals a pummelling rhythm section and wave after wave of indomitable riffage. Destined for album of the year lists this earns a rare five-star award. The Temper Trap Thick As Thieves The striking album cover kids in werewolf masks hints that the contents possess small claws and these are put to use to scrape out their Aussie brand of indie-rock. The band is able to distance itself from the pack due to Dougy Mandagis stellar vocal range which hollers hoops and falsettos its way through a collection of foot-tappers. Collaborating with outside songwriters such as Justin Parker Lana Del Ray Bat for Lashes for their first time has birthed a few catchy refrains and in turn a solid third album. Moulettes - Preternatural Preternatural is a record that splashes flies and dives through a multitude of genres veering from prog-rock to pop via alt-folk while remaining centred to Hannah Miller and cos siren-like vocals. Its a pretty full-on ride and every time you think a break from the intensity may arrive a cello or bassoon appears out of nowhere to breach the gap. This Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist collective has certainly crammed every idea into 11 tracks of skittish inventiveness to create an album bristling with creativity. Calypso Rose Far From Home McArtha Linda Sandy-Lewis has had a long and successful career under the guise of Calypso Rose. Born on the Caribbean island of Tobago in 1940 she was writing songs by the age of 15 and accumulating soca and calypso awards from 1978 onwards. Aged 75 she releases Far From Home and displays no signs of slowing down the party. This record is simply a bundle of sunshine-tinged soca joy. Dead Buttons Some Kind of Youth Described as the hottest act to break from the Korean Republic Dead Buttons debut is released on cult Liverpool imprint Baltic records and fizzes with vibrant garage rock power. The influence of American rock n roll is clear but there are enough twists and turns to stamp their own individuality on the end product and ensure that the energy level never dips. onDead Waves onDead Waves Beautifully atmospheric record which has the feel of a soundtrack to a lost film onDead Waves serve up an aural feast packed with whispery vocals and dark threat. The album is a collaborative project put together by the under-rated talents of Polly Scattergood and James Chapman Maps. There is a distinct twangy guitar sound permeating the album which provides the base for the dual vocals that match Pollys gasps against the cracked tones of Mr Chapman. It almost sounds as if one vocal is haunting the other. Its not all brooding and murder-ballads however as the shiny pop chorus of California testifies. For reference think Nancy Sinatra in Twin Peaks. MILKYS ALBUM REVIEWS Special mention for the Ouse Valley Singles Club Conkers check it out on YouTube. Reviewed by Roz Masters Ex Libris If you are a fan of psychological crime thrillers such as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will be transfixed by Fiona Bartons gripping debut novel The Widow which tells the story of a woman whose husband was accused but acquitted of kidnapping and killing a two-year-old girl. When the novel opens the husband Glen is dead hit by a bus while crossing the road. The reader does not find out the details of the alleged crime but we learn that he looked at graphic images on his laptop and that Jean is glad he is dead as that means no more of his nonsense. The narrative is shared between Jean the widow Bob Sparkes the detective who led the investigation Kate Waters the journalist assigned to the story and Dawn the missing childs mother. All four narrators are unreliable and the reader is left until the end to find out the truth. Kate Waters arrives at Jeans door a week after Glens death desperate to get an exclusive story. She is ruthless in her attempts to gain Jeans confidence befriending her and taking her to an expensive hotel. People are sympathetic to the mother and donate to the Find Bella campaign but there is unease about the small child being left on her own in the front garden to be snatched. Dawn also naively put everything about her little girl on social media for anyone to see. Bob Sparkes the detective was made to take leave of absence after the trial and cant forgive himself for failing Bella. He questions every decision he made from the fateful day he was called to Dawns house to investigate Bellas disappearance. It is a harrowing story but a most compulsive read. BOOKS Steven Berkoff Barry Cryer Mark Billingham and Francesca Martinez star in Ampthills 2016 LitFest over the weekend of 16-17 July at Redborne Upper School Ampthill. This years Festival moves into the Premier League with two days of stunning events. Saturday 16 July is devoted to British crime writers Mark Billingham Martyn Waites Chris Brookmyre R.C. Bridgestock consultants on BBCs Happy Valley female duo A.D. Garrett and Hugh Fraser Agatha Christies Poirot. In breakout workshops new authors have an opportunity to pitch book ideas to established writers a publisher and an agent and young authors can work with a professional crime writer theatre dramatist poet and graphic artist to produce a competition piece. Saturday evening is devoted to comedy writing with the great Barry Cryer who has for 50 years written material for practically every top comedian in the country including David Frost Marty Feldman Morecambe and Wise Tommy Cooper and the Two Ronnies and the actress Grange Hill author and TV stand up Francesca Martinez. Sunday features screenwriting with panels of writers directors producers and actors for TV shows Emmerdale and Coronation Street and feature films from the UK and Hollywood. Sunday closes with the renowned actor writer and director Steven Berkoff. Food concessions bookstalls author signings a beer and wine tent and an art exhibition round off a complete weekend of literary and film entertainment. Tickets start at 5 for single sessions up to 65 for the full weekend. For details go to www.ampthillfestival.co.ukliterary. Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 69 DVD Review YOUTH Anthony Lowery YOUTH opens with an extraordinary long take aboard a carousel and were watching in mid-close up The Retrosettes perform You Got The Love. In the out-of-focus background is the partying of Europes lite and from this moment on the relationship between sound and cinematography commands the films style. Fred Michael Caine a retired music composer and Mick Harvey Keitel a fading film director are friends on retreat in the Swiss Alps. Besides comparing their bladder behaviours and waging comical bets the duo spends their time looking at the world from a distance both bearing grudges over the way things came to be. While Mick writes his testament piece Fred struggles to accept an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to come out of retirement and to perform for Prince Phillips birthday. Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino here with his second English-language film orchestrates central performances that are as beautiful as the Alpine setting were at a lavish spa for the incurably classy and maybe even the incurably confused as the guests jostle with their identities trying to recognise whats important in life. Caine and Keitel excel in chunky character roles crafting intimate and touching acts that anchor an emotional experience. Paul Dano trades his central musical role in Love Mercy for a sideliner but does so with grace and Rachel Weisz although hit-and-miss offers some balance as Freds fearful daughter Lena. Locked in profound conversation with Danos Hollywood actor to the sound of mellow midnight music Youths conflicted hero voices a simple expression Levity is an irresistible temptation and also a perversion. And so was the case for Sorrentino as disrupting this largely sombre affair is a quirky cameo from pop star Paloma Faith and a wry moment from Jane Fonda who revels here in a trite diva role and who received a Golden Globe nomination for her efforts. Similar in tone to A Bigger Splash Youth fuses ageing and music infinitely better than Dustin Hoffmans Quartet to a satisfying end. Here is a love song to growing old thats sung with sensitivity and finesse though it isnt without its flat notes. More reviews from Anthony can be found at httpanthonylowery.co.uk FILMS Certificate 15 Director Paolo Sorrentino Available on DVD 30 May 2016 70 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts WHERE do you read yours Paul Laurie and Viv read theirs at the Porte de Paris Lille Chris Sandra and Judith read theirs after planning the 1819 June Ravensden Bloomin Great Weekend Steve Coogan reads his when hes being Easily Distracted during a publicity interview for his autobiography Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 71 Thank you for your many entries. If your picture isnt here check the next issue of OVL. Email your pictures to infoousevalleyliving.com and show us whos been reading your OVL and where they were. Pictures will be printed in each issue and our favourite entry of the year will win 50 to be announced in the DecemberJanuary edition. Amir Khan reads his before his recent knockout defeat to Canelo Alvarez Jeanette Clark reads hers with her family during a trip to New York Bex and Lucy read theirs in Ashpoles Tearoom Sharnbrook with Howard Parker the Astro-guide IN THE STARS For guidance on any aspect of your life career and relationship contact Howard on 07866 727743 or howparkaol.com. You can also book a consultation with him direct at www.astroguidance.co.uk. Gemini may22-jun21 June feels more comfortable for you than May as communication improves and things generally start to work better. Your friendly accepting manner will pay off when it comes to special relationships although someone you feel serious about may not be picking up on the signals you are giving out. July brings you back to the need to spend time harnessing your resources and working out what is really valuable in your life. The full moon may find you getting rid of things Cancer jun22-jul23 June may feel a bit confusing to start with as concealed issues may emerge that you thought youd sorted out. There may be work health or some other everyday issues that demand you pay close attention to them if you want to stay on top of things. Some time alone to reflect may feel necessary so dont ignore that meditation practice July feels very much more home-centred but this must be reconciled with a competing desire to be seen as a success in your career. Leo jul24-aug23 You will love June as it allows your flirty friendly and sociable side to blossom and you will feel much more alive this month. You will love being around children creative people and the opposite sex as you cast the more boring aspects of life to one side for a while. It should be a nice if not very serious period so enjoy it because July may create some confusion about your direction despite some useful results at work. Virgo aug24-sep23 You are still focusing in on career issues in June struggling and working hard to have your true worth recognised which may feel quite tough. At least you will be able to get your point across and things may not feel quite such an uphill struggle as in the previous month. Rewards for all this hard work may still be some way down the line but at least July will allow you some space to be a bit more playful and creative. Use this time as recuperation. Libra sep24-oct23 The paradox of June is that you will be wanting to look to far horizons but then finding yourself having to deal with matters closer to home. But Librans should know that there is a point of balance to be found if you know how. You may be torn between several options now so try to find what feels right for you rather than listening to others opinions. Communication gets easier but use it to get information rather than opinion. In July your standing in the world may preoccupy you what you are really working for. Are you clear about your purpose Scorpio oct24-nov22 Shocks that may have emerged in May about some deep issues that have their roots in the past the 1980s can now be dealt with better in early June as the energy lightens. There are now new ways of approaching these problems that you may have despaired of ever finding and the way you approach this will influence how much you benefit later on. Make sure you are part of the solution not the problem even if you feel like clinging to the past. New information may come to hand in July that may affect your ideas about what you think you know. Maybe youve had it wrong all along HOROSCOPES Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 73 Sagittarius nov23-dec22 There is a chance to renew an important relationship as June opens and this will have a spin off on how you feel later on. You should feel as if some weights have been lifted as the month progresses and a second full moon in your sign will hopefully make you super- optimistic about the way life is going. July may offer you opportunities to breathe new life into an important relationship that has gone stale and this will have the effect of renewing the whole flavour of your life. Capricorn dec23-jan20 In June you may feel that you are now in a better position to deal with various everyday matters than last month. There may still be issues from the past to deal with but lines of communication are more open now so depending on how you act later in the month you may feel able to relax and let go for a while. You may have been neglecting an important relationship that needs a lot more nurturing. You may discover that it means more to you than you thought Aquarius jan21-feb19 Creativity may flower in the early part of June and things generally will feel as if they are going more smoothly and with less of the feelings of stress and being held back of last month. Your social world gets a welcome lift later in the month and you may have good reason to feel good about your recent involvement in a cause you feel passionate about. But its back to everyday concerns in July followed by a period of reflection best assisted by things like yoga and meditation. Flavour of the Times In May we seemed beset with issues coming out of the past to haunt us police violence during the Miners Strike the Hillsborough disaster Northern Ireland paramilitaries all resurfaced unexpectedly. Some of this will continue as we are forced to face things we as a society have not resolved as well as we thought. But communications ease and this gives us a chance to work more successfully on solutions. July in particular feels a lot more nurturing and perhaps we find ways of coming together rather than splitting apart. Pisces feb20-mar20 Property issues that may have come back to haunt you could be trying to exercise you again for a while in June so around the 6th is a good time to get to grips with them once and for all because later on in the month work and career will be taking up your time. On the other hand maybe its your time to shine now. You may find yourself flirting your way through early July until the focus changes to your friends and what you can do for them. Aries mar21-apr20 Communications may have felt very stuck and difficult in May but this starts to ease in June. The emails will have been piling up if you have been away so get stuck in and clean up that in-box before you get entranced by more new things to excite you and divert you away from more mundane matters You are back home in July and bringing energy to your domestic life in order to get organised so that you can refocus on career issues that return at the end of the month. Taurus apr21-may21 June may be all about money yours and other peoples but which is which Blasts from the past of various kinds which could of course be things like a funeral with inheritance issues arising from a family death may reveal matters to sort out but also present opportunities to repair damaged relationships. Education learning and getting new information are concerns in July but you may need to think more radically than you thought about something that interests you. 74 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Sun 1 May to Thu 30 June 50 Prize Treasure Trail Clues 2 from Blunham Supermarket The Horseshoes pub or Great Barford Post Office. Suitable for adults and children. Proceeds to Blunham Village Hall. Thursday 2 June Knit Knatter Thursdays 9.30-11.30am Riseley Village Hall Coffee shop knitting crocheting beading kneedlework and plenty of Knattering. Wendy 01234709083 ronandwendybtinternet.com Stevington Cinema Club Stevington Village Hall 7.30pm Film showing of Mel Brookes comedy The Producers. Details trailer and tickets from www.stevingtoncinemaclub.uk Friday 3 June The Elves and the Shoemaker Queens Park Community Centre 2pm Free Please book in advance. Suitable for ages 3 55 mins. Bedford Art Society 7.15 for 7.30 Putnoe Heights Church David Fletcher Auctioneer on Behind the Scenes in the Salesroom. Members free visitors 5. Jean Paterson 01234 307210 or www.bedsartsociety.co.uk Saturday 4 June East Anglian Regional Handbell Team 10th Anniversary Concert Bedford Academy Mile Road 3.30pm Guest performers Nritham Dance Academy. Adults 10 children 5 family 20 2 children. Ros Willis 01234 823811. Curry Evening St Pauls Church Bedford 7pm Presentations on Indian sub-continent charities. Delicious home cooked food. 8 from 01234 340163 by 31 May. Proceeds to St Pauls Outward Giving. www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk Tim Thornton Quartet 7.30pm St Andrews Church Kimbolton Road Tickets 1084. Full details www.standrewsbedford.org Sunday 5 June British Red Cross Open Gardens Oakley Gardens Westfield Rd 1.30- 5pm Teas toilets plants parking. Lawn Bowls Open Day 2.30pm Mowsbury Park Bowls Club And following Weds Frids for free trial sessions at 2pm. Flat shoes required equipment refreshments provided. Fiona Mowe 01234 771416 or mowe275btinternet.com Tuesday 7 June Bedford Floral Art Society Addison Centre Kempston 7.30pm Theresa Rodrigues From Root to Bloom. Raffle of arrangements. Visitors 7. www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk Friday 10 June An Evening of Romantic Music Moggerhanger Park 7.30pm The Element string trio play classical serenades and modern pieces. Tickets 12 10 Friends from Brenda George 01767 641682 or b.george3icloud.com Proceeds to Moggerhanger Park Preservation Trust. Saturday 11 June Ear Trumpet 11am 2pm The Castle Mound Bedford Free just turn up Suitable for all ages up to 2 hours. www.fullhouse.org.ukwhats Great Barford Annual Fun Day Hall Playing Field Fishers Close 12-5pm Alban School Band Childrens Street Dance Line Dancing Punch Judy Show Land Zorbing Nerf Zone Archery Rodeo Bull Southalls BBQ and more. Odell Fete Family Dog Show Horsefair Lane 2pm Adults 1.50 children free. Dog Show 1.50 per dog per class. Usual attractions Bedford Brass Band and refreshments. Disabled parking. www.odellbeds.net Sunday 12 June British Red Cross Open Gardens Howbury Hall 1.30-5pm Teas toilets plants parking. Monday 13 June Tea Dance 2-4.30pm Addison Centre Kempston 2.50 includes cuppa. 01234 851877 or 01234 340997. Tuesday 14 June Kimbolton Flower Club 6.30pm Cramden Nursery Northampton Tour of the Geranium and Pelargonium specialist nursery. 5 including refreshments. Plants for sale. Use own transport. Book early. Thursday 16 June Carlton Chellington Historical Society Visit in own cars to Milton Keynes Museum. Further details 01234 720689. A Mano 6.30pm The Place Theatre Suitable for ages 6 50mins. www.fullhouse.org.ukwhats Stevington Cinema Club Stevington Village Hall 7pm Encore showing of the live broadcast of the National Theatre production A View from the Bridge. Details and tickets www.stevingtoncinemaclub.uk Question Time Debate on the European Referendum St Pauls Church Bedford 7 for 7.30pm Chaired by the Bishop of Bedford an opportunity to hear from politicians and other experts and for people of all faiths and none to ask questions. 01234 340163. www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk Saturday 18 June A Boy and a Bear in a Boat Bedford Library 11.30am 2.30pm Book your free ticket in advance. Suitable for ages 5 60mins. www.fullhouse.org.ukwhats WestFest Music Festival Clayhill Farm Westoning 12-11pm In aid of CHUMS Mental Health Emotional Wellbeing Service. Featuring Indi The Vegas Harry Pane Holloway Road Rock Face The Rollin Clones more. Rose Queen Fete Blunham 2-4pm John Donne Lower School and St Edmunds or St James Church. 2pm procession from Park Lane. Dancing stalls Pimms tent BBQ bouncy castle Best Garden Rose competition. Details John Donne Lower School 01767 640346. Shannon Express 7-9.30pm All Saints Church Great Barford 10 to include refreshments and glass of wine. Contact Maureen Munnelly on 01234 870633 or Ann Lovesey on 01234 870693. RHTS - Armed Forces A parade through Rushden culminating at the Station with displays and activities supporting our Armed Forces. www.rhts.co.uk Sat 18 Sun 19 June Ravensden Bloomin Great Ravensden Church 12-4pm Flower Festival and Open Gardens. Admission 3 each or 5 for two. Free wild flower meadow. Teas and cakes. Saturday 19 June Willington Village Market Village Hall 10am-12 noon Buy fresh and local. More info from Julia Buckroyd 01234 831316. A Boy and a Bear in a Boat John Bunyan Museum 11.30am 2pm Book your free ticket in advance. Suitable for ages 5 60mins. www.fullhouse.org.ukwhats RHTS Fathers Day Steam hauled train. Dads receive a free diarydates Follow us on twitter OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 75 souvenir coffee mug or a drink from our CAMRA award winning bar. Fares apply. www.rhts.co.uk Tuesday 21 June Kimbolton Flower Club Coach outing to Ashridge Estate and Ascot House and Gardens where there is a tearoom. 26 or 16 NT members. Coach leaves Kimbolton at 10am. Contact Mary 01832 731601. Biddenham Gardeners Association Village Hall 7.45 for 8pm The Gardens at at York Gate Leeds by Andrew Mikolajski. Visitors 4. www. biddenhamgardenersassociation.org.uk Thursday 23 June Jazz on the Great Ouse John Bunyan Boat Cruise with Olney Jazz Club Consica Jazz. Boarding at The Barns Hotel 7.15pm. Ticket 17.50 from www.johnbunyanboat.org or 01946 817456. Fri 24 Sat 25 June Williams Antiques Restoration Open Days School Lane Colmworth 10-4pm Furniture silver pottery maps and small gift items. Tea room. www.williamsantiques.co.uk Saturday 25 June Milton Ernest Fete 2pm Regal theme cream teas inflatables for the children prizes and more. BPFA Party in the Park Blunham Playing Fields 2pm- midnight Live bands bar BBQ. Advance tickets - family 20 adult 7.50 OAPchild 4. www.blunhampfa.co.uk Sunday 26 June British Red Cross Open Gardens Turvey House 1-5pm Teas toilets plants parking. 6 pre-book for house garden by 12 June telephone Natasha 01582 589083. Garden only on the day 4. Monday 27 June Afternoon Tea Flower Arranging Marquee at Pavenham Village Hall 12.30 Tickets 12.50 includes cream tea served on vintage china. In aid of Francescas Research Fund. For info or to book cvb12hotmail.co.uk or 01234 708021. Stevington Cinema Club Stevington Village Hall 7pm Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House of Massenets opera Werther. Details and tickets www.stevingtoncinemaclub.uk Tuesday 28 June Bedford National Trust Association Addison Centre Kempston 3.30pm Ruth Gill A Brief History of some of the Listed Buildings in Keysoe a North Bedfordshire Village. Betty Thomas 01480 860 421. Friday 1 July Bedford Art Society 7.15 for 7.30pm Putnoe Heights Church Marilyn Allis big brush watercolour technique. Members free 5 visitors. Jean Paterson 01234 307210 or www.bedsartsociety.co.uk Saturday 2 July Annual Fete 3pm St Marys Church Keysoe Stalls games Pimms bar BBQ at 5pm. Info from 01234 378878. Please book your BBQ places early. Songs on a Summer Evening St Marys Church Stevington 7.30pm Cantamus chamber choir conductor Gary Mudd. 7.50 from Community Shop or on door. Proceeds to church funds. Sunday 3 July Jazz in the Gardens 2.15pm Bartlemas Farm Pavenham Richard Leachs Jazz Swing Band. Gardens cream teas and steam train rides children. Inclusive tickets 13 adults 5 children from Derek Bliss 01234 823821. Tuesday 5 July Bedford Floral Art Society 7.30pm Addison Centre Kempston Vikki Traherne On a Summers Day. Raffle of arrangements. Visitors 7. www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk Thursday 7 July Stevington Cinema Club Stevington Village Hall 7pm Live broadcast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production Romeo and Juliet starring Derek Jacobi and Lily James. Details and tickets www.stevingtoncinemaclub.uk Fri 8 to Sun 10 July Daxtonbury Festival Off air field road Podington NN29 7XA Friend request on Facebook Daxtonbury Chris Kelly Cancer Trust for all updates. www.daxtonburyfestival.co.uk Sunday 10 July Melchbourne Feast Day Family Fun Dog Show The Old Vicarage 1pm 1 adults under 12s free. Bar BBQ tug of war plants cakes music from Ouse Valley Swing Band stalls and games. Thursday 14 July Stevington Cinema Club Stevington Village Hall 7.30pm Film showing of the classic 1950s musical Calamity Jane. Details trailer and tickets from www.stevingtoncinemaclub.uk Saturday 16 July Willington Village Market Village Hall 10am-12 noon Buy fresh and local. More info from Julia Buckroyd 01234 831316. Sat 16 Sun 17 July Ampthill Literary Festival Redborne Upper School Best of British crime writers including Mark Billingham comedy writers Barry Cryer and Francesca Martinez UK and Hollywood TV film and stage writers and directors including Steven Berkoff. www.ampthillfestival.co.ukliterary RHTS Teddy Bears Picnic Ride behind Edmundsons steam train. Children with Teddy Bear travel free with paying adult. Teddy Bears hospital and playground Punch Judy. Picnic boxes available. www.rhts.co.uk Tuesday 19 July Kimbolton Flower Club 7.30pm Mandeville Hall Kimbolton Zoe Podmore A Turn of the Page. Sales table and plant stall. Visitors 7.50 members 2 includes light refreshments. Biddenham Gardeners Association Village Hall 7.45 for 8pm AGM. Visitors 4. www. biddenhamgardenersassociation.org.uk Thursday 21 July Jazz on the Great Ouse John Bunyan Boat Cruise with Olney Jazz Club Consica Jazz. Boarding at The Barns Hotel 7.15pm. Ticket 17.50 from www.johnbunyanboat.org or 01946 817456. Carlton Chellington Historical Society Carlton Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm Talk by Stella Gibbs on The Paynes of Tempsford Hall - Bedfordshire slave owners. 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