Out & About September 2017


WELCOME to the September issue of OUT&ABOUT We are never short of great local events around West Berkshire

and the Royal County of Berkshire Show is a calendar highlight with farm beasts galore on display. So I thought I’d take a look at some of the other creatures you can see at the show, hence my close encounter with a five-stone Burmese python, p16.


There will also be a huge celebration at Greenham Common this month with community-led events marking Greenham Trust’s 20th year, p24. And as the autumn nights draw in, you might want an atmospheric read. Local author Jon Stock talks about his latest chiller thriller, p44. There’s also floral fashion, team fitness, tasty suggestions to keep the kids’ energy up and other food news, events diary, plus, if your planning a wedding, there’s a 12-page supplement, packed with venue suggestions and other local providers of wedding paraphernalia. Enjoy. OUT&ABOUT EDITOR: GERALDINE GARDNER (01635) 886684 geraldine.gardner@newburynews.co.uk



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Jonathan Hopson enjoys the bracing sea air of Berwick-upon-Tweed Fashion: A selection of floral prints to brighten up the shorter days Antiques: Thomas Plant on books that hold their value Fitness: Need a fitness buddy? Vicki Brown suggests ways you could find one Travel: Caroline Coetzee takes a meander around Rwanda Gardening: Kate Gould is a fan of recycling garden schemes Books: JS Monroe’s debut thriller Find Me gives Helen Sheehan and Lissa Gibbins the shivers Motoring: The DS 4 Crossback is a streetwise choice that families will appreciate say Maurice and Annette Hardy Competitions Nature: Jone Ayres celebrates the natural environment at Greenham Common What’s on: Four pages of listings on where to go and what to see and do this month


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Food aware Romilla Arber advocates responsible food production and disposal Turbot charged A favourite with chefs, turbot is a tasty choice says Simon Rhodes Hidden treasure Hilary Scott samples the delights of Blandy’s in Kintbury Top Tipples James Allen dons his ushanka and toasts the tastes of Russia Back to school Healthy food to fuel the kids, slow cookers and cool stuff to eat off War & Peace Trish Lee finds out about the massive pageant celebrating Greenham Common’s heritage Animal magic Geraldine Gardner meets some of the more unusual animals you can see at the county show What’s in a name Author Jon Stock talks to Helen Sheehan and Lissa Gibbins about writing under a pseudonym Food & drink



GROUP EDITOR: ANDY MURRILL (01635) 886625 andy.murrill@newburynews.co.uk Production design: Carrie Faithfull, Helen Layton, Tim Silvester Published on Thursday, August 31, free with the Newbury Weekly News. The October issue of OUT&ABOUT will be published on September 28, 2017 Deadline for listings for the October issue is: Tuesday, September 12 Email details to: report@newburynews.co.uk (subject line ‘what’s on’) OUT&ABOUT is published by Newbury News Ltd, Newspaper House, Faraday Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2DW

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West Berkshire County Show Win tickets to the agricultural show

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