I opened The Natural Health Hub just over a year ago because I reckon life’s gone a bit bonkers! It’s too fast and full on, we work too many hours, we’re too wrapped up in our job lists, tied to our digital devices, and we’ve lost the ability to relax. So I created The Hub… a place in the centre of Lymington to come to to slow down and escape. People say they instantly relax when they step through the…
The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Every autumn, when the acorns, chestnuts and various other nuts have fallen from their trees, up to 600 domestic pigs (usually owned by commoners) are let out onto the New Forest National Park for up to 60 days, to clear away and eat the nuts. This is called ‘pannage' or ‘common of mast’, and it is important because many of the nuts are poisonous to other animals in the New Forest, such as…
There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School last week as students received their GCSE results. Despite the uncertainties of the new exams in many subjects, Priestlands students did very well.
English, Maths and Science sustained high performance whilst there were also record results in Business Studies, Computing Science, Geography, ICT, PE and strong performances in many other subjects.
A third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 or A/A* and 74% students secured the new standard pass (4-9) in English and Maths, with 54% students secured the…
The second in our new monthly series on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend: t his month Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge de-mystifies Lasting Powers of Attorney, in Plain English.
Following last month's "Importance of a Will", this helpful Q&A about Powers of Attorney sets the scene for the next important subject to consider if we want the people we love to benefit the most (and the taxman the least!) should something happen to us.
Now in its sixth year the Solent Music Festival returns to Lymington from Wednesday 19th through to Sunday 23rd September.
Pianist Sam Haywood, the festival’s Artistic Director, says ‘I had dreamt of running a music festival for many years, of being able to put together programmes of my favourite works performed by the musicians I most admire. At the suggestion of a friend, Sophia and I came to Lymington and met with then Councillor Elizabeth Lewis, now the Festival’s president. Elizabeth advised that we…
Thursday 23 August is National Burger Day!
Matthew Tomkinson, head chef at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, has shared with us the recipe of the famous Monty's Burger so that you can recreate it at home! Perfect for a Bank Holiday Weekend barbecue!
Of course you could save yourself the trouble and visit Monty's Inn to sample their fabulous burgers (and other food) for yourself! Find details of Monty's Inn here . And if fish…
This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.
Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.
Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice, and when he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was. Adam has appeared on various stand-up and panel shows on TV, and has recorded three series of his own Radio 4 show, The Problem with Adam Bloom.
Ricky Gervais says: Adam Bloom has been one of his favourite comedians for ten years:…
The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs.
Have you and your dog discovered a really dog-friendly business that is worth celebrating? The New Forest Dog Friendly Awards is your opportunity to nominate your favourite dog friendly businesses in the New Forest area.
Good news for the overall "anti plastic" campaign in Lymington and the New Forest is that one of our higher "consuming" businesses is really taking this issue seriously.
Colten Care has consulted relatives, management and support departments of its care homes in the New Forest as part of the launch of a campaign aimed at eradicating throwaway plastic. Altogether, the use of 1,161,124 plastic items will be avoided each year by choosing more environmentally…
Open from 11-5. Free Entry.
Entrance to all events (except theatre) is free. Open from 11am to 5pm.
Event enquiries 01590 671570 or www.facebook.com/Artisansbytheriver
For six consecutive Summer Sundays in Lymington, local artisans, musicians and crafters will gather together on the lawns by the Solent to share their trade, and entice the public to enjoy something different. Including something for everybody including the little ones with children's playground and lots of entertainment. There will be music in the Pavilion, enticing food stalls and art galore!
View the arts and crafts specially designed for the summer. Listen to the music and the concerts in the band stand for relaxing Sunday afternoon entertainment. There are always a variety of refreshment stalls and entertainment for the younger generation. And plenty of space for your dogs. There is a wonderful view of the river Solent for visitors and locals alike, and sometimes a glimpse of the Isle of Wight.
Different entertainments each week - details to follow.
Bath Road Park is just at the bottom of the High Street, next to Berthon Boatyard, RNLI and the Royal Lyminton Yacht Club. It is also a short stroll from Lymington's famous Seawater Baths!
Don't miss out - we have had huge success for the last two years - weather permitting.
Discount vouchers available from participating businesses, restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation.
About the Organisers of Artisans by the River: Blue Dog Art
Blue Dog Art networks between artisans and businesses for event management as well as unique selling and marketing opportunities. We specialise in supporting local artists, musicians and artisans in promoting their businesses. This year our big event is the open air summer festival in Bath Road, Lymington.
I am most grateful for the support, advice (+ patience) and financial assistance we have received and would like to thank:-
• Lymington & Pennington Town Council for guiding us through the myriad obstacles
• Environmental Health, New Forest District Council
• Event Insurance in providing us with a do-able quote
And to thank our media partners:-
• Lymington.com and Bartley Marketing
• The Lymington Directory
• The Lymington & New Milton Times
• The Lymington Print Company
• The Herald
• The Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce
• The Photo Lab Lymington
• 18 different Facebook pages and Twitter
• Maxwell Hamilton & St Barbe for selling tickets for the al fresco theatre production
• Deep Blue Financial – Lymington Italia Festival
• Lymington Arts Festival
• The Lymington Centre
• St Barbe Museum & Information Centre
• The New Forest Post
• The Local Art Scene
• Lymington & Pennington Town Council website
• Rotary Club of Lymington
• Rain or Shine Theatre Company
• And Vistaprint for our banners
Our thanks also to all our participants - our stall holders, entertainers and refreshment providers (see our Facebook page!) - https://www.facebook.com/Artisansbytheriver
And a very special thank you to my ‘partner in crime’, Alison Aldridge, Events/Stall Co-Ordinator. Without her consistent hard work, savvy & keeping me on track, this event would never have happened!
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