Tosca

14 March – Bournemouth Pavilion Review by Janine Pulford Directed by award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent, Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ was brought to the stage in Bournemouth and what a treat it was. Faultlessly performed, it also offered jaw-dropping backdrops and opulent costumes. These combined with the wonderful voices of Maria Tonina as Tosca, Sorin Lupu as…

St Martin’s Gallery

Bursting with fine arts, gifts and silk flowers St Martin’s Gallery, owned by Pam Denton, is a hidden gem tucked away on the road between Fordingbridge and Ringwood. This rustic country church on the corner of Mockbeggar Lane next to the Old Beams restaurant offers a host of fine art and gift inspirations. The building…

TEDS EMPORIUM

Everything for your childs bear necessities TEDS Toy Exchange & Donate Scheme is a unique social enterprise operating in Ringwood. The scheme started in 2009 with two mums wishing to have access to baby and children’s nearly new items that were good quality, easy to shop for and all in one place. Holding their first…

Brian’s Kitchens

Bedroooms – Bathrooms – Studies I have lived and worked in the Fordingbridge area since 1979. Some 17 years ago a sudden illness left me partially disabled which meant I had to change my career. Since that time I have been designing kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and studies overseeing their fitting and installation. The kitchen, whether…

Belle Enfants

Sole winners of National Footwear Award The local chain of independent, family-run, children’s boutiques, Belle Enfants, were given the great accolade of being voted National winners of Best Independent Children’s Footwear Retailer for 2013. Amanda and Hannah Arkell – mother and daughter co-owners – were joined by Store Managers, Emma Butler and Lauren Richards, at…