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Craig Revel Horwood Strictly panto star

Interview with Craig Revel Horwood Strictly pantomime star

No Tourists

The Prodigy brought their No Tourists tour to London’s Ally Pally on Wednesday night as part of their European live tour

Country Homes & Interiors Style

A world of festive country style and gorgeous shopping at Country Homes & Interiors Christmas, returning to Stonor Park this month.

Katie Melua Guildford & London shows

Katie Melua tells us about her latest tour, what she’s learnt in her 15-year career, and why her grandad is still her biggest fan.

Let’s get crafty!

Happy half term everyone! How’s …

Coast vs Country

We chat to Scottish and Oxford-based television presenter of Coast vs Country

Will Greenwood: nice try

With the autumn rugby internationals on the horizon, we chat to rugby legend and father Will Greenwood.

A print success story

Round & About Magazine expands in to its ninth county as the family business continues to fly the flag for print publishing

A cut above: best Christmas roasts

Turkey is a traditional favourite but there are so many choices of meat when it comes to the festive table, and many excellent local producers

Squirrel Sisters: nutty and nice

We talk to Fulhamites Gracie and Sophie – aka Squirrel Sisters – about their mission to bring their vegan snack bar start-up to the masses

Winter aches & pains?

find effective natural relief for joint and muscle inflammation this winter

Innings & outing! Drama in Alton

Outside Edge is this month’s highlight from Alton Operatic Society. But how much does art imitate real life? Peter Anderson goes in to bat and find out…

GINspiration

Gin is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with a wealth of interesting spirits produced right here on our doorstep.

Thick & thin: hair loss tips

Jamie Stevens, hairdresser to the stars including Hugh Grant and Olly Murs, talks frankly about the sensitive topic of balding – and how to combat it

Lucky Neem Cocktail Recipe

Gin-lovers! Check out this Lucky Neem cocktail recipe courtesy of Kricket in White City, London

GINspiration

Gin is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with a wealth of interesting spirits produced right here on our doorstep.

The Winter Prune

It is a challenge to identify the plants, know how they are pruned and then carry it out. Cathie has some advice for those brave enough to venture out!

Cosy cravings

In the heart of winter sometimes we crave informal, uncomplicated, wholesome food. These recipes will provide comfort and nourishment through the festive period.

Warming wonders

October to me is all about wholesome, nutritious, heart-warming, health-giving food.

Joanna Lumley: me time

Actress, activist and mum Joanna Lumley, 72, talks tigers, tickets and taking life in her stride as she embarks upon her solo UK tour It’s All About Me.

Eyes on the tiger

Liz Nicholls chats to Simon Clinton, founder of Save Wild Tigers

Rick Astley: Rick & Roll

Liz Nicholls chats to singer-songwriter and dad Rick Astley, 52, about making his new album and having the best of both worlds

Young minds

Kevin Leivers of Guildford’s Naked Pharmacy explains how we can help boost children’s mental health and support them through school life

Michaelmas daisies

Fill your garden with these beautiful Michaelmas Daisies flowers, says Cathie’s Garden Army, and have beautiful blooms in Autumn

Turning point

September signifies a change of the seasons, woodland walks and cosy evenings in. These following recipes should provide comfort & nourishment

Make believe

Susannah Steel traverses rooftops and rainforests with prize-winning author Katherine Rundell to explore children’s literature and her inspiration

Grill-seekers!

Summer is here which means al fresco aplenty and Katie Kingsley has rustled up some delicious ideas to enjoy on the side!

Summer favourites from Paul Clerehugh

We chat to Paul Clerehugh, the star chef of The Crooked Billet and London Street Brasserie about his summer favourites…

Little Women sisters act

Enjoy an open-air production of Little Women in the lovely setting of Gilbert White’s house and gardens in Selbourne, writes Peter Anderson

Ale & Hearty

Here at Round & About Magazine, we are passionate supporters of local pubs, restaurants and producers. After all, anyone working in the food and drinks industry will know it takes a lot of hard graft to help punters relax!

Wine quench marks

We uncork some of our favourites food and drink places to enjoy this summer, starting with Cherry Butler’s visit to one of Bentley’s sparkling wine-producing beauty…

Booze & Bites in Surrey

We live in a rich and fertile part of the country with many hard-working food & drink producers to appetise you! Here are some nibbles…

Alex James: feast of fun

Liz Nicholls chats to musician, cheese maker and dad Alex James, 49, ahead of The Big Feastival which takes place 24th-26th August, in the Cotswolds

Energy Alton and renewable energy

The future is renewable, and it is affordable, say the people of Energy Alton

Romanov’s Realm

We find out more about royal biographer and Romanov expert Coryne Hall’s new book which marks the centenary of the murder of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

Beauty & The Beach

Beauty and the beach …or wherever you happen to be over the summer. Here are our picks

How toxic is your world?

You’re in control: You can dramatically reduce the total toxic load you are under by making sensible lifestyle choices

Pax a punch!

You’re welcome to come along and explore Lord Baden Powell’s former home in Bentley on Sunday, 8th July, where there will be fun for all ages and tastes.

Plots for Pollinators

Alan Titchmarsh is calling on all gardeners to unite to create a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators this summer. Join us in your garden – and online.

Hardy Hibiscus

It might come as a bit of a surprise that there is such a thing in this country! Not to be confused with those bright red ones often seen on holiday…

Spoilt for choice

We’re spoilt for choice with fantastic British seasonal produce and cooking light, speedy food is key to feeling good, inside and out! Recipes created by Katie Kingsley.

Live & Direct

Historian, broadcaster and TV presenter Dan Snow tells us more about his upcoming History Guy tour…

On the line

Liz Nicholls chats to Dame Esther Rantzen, 78, patron of Silverline and Childline, about life, loneliness and love

Flying high with Alice Marshall

Peter Anderson chats to Alice Marshall, winner of the Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award ahead of her shows this month.

Level best

Jonathan Lovett chats to Mark Chadwick of seminal band The Levellers ahead of their tour which takes in the Thames Valley this month

Stomach acid is crucial for health

You’re in control: If you suspect that you might have suboptimal levels of stomach acid, the following actions may well help

Heart to heart

Rufus Wainwright, musician, dad and all-round superstar, chats to Rachel Wakefield ahead of his UK & world tour

Good truck

Liz Nicholls chats to musician and dad Gaz Coombes, 42, whose acclaimed new album World’s Strongest Man is out now and appears at Truck festival in Steventon this month

The June Gap

June is a funny time of year in the garden when the spring bulbs have all finished but summer perennials are not yet out fully

Essence of Summer

Katie Kingsley serves up some quick and easy dishes which you can (hopefully) enjoy al fresco.

By Royal Approval

Anne Denholm, Official Harpist to HRH Prince of Wales will perform one of Mozart’s most popular works for Grayshott Concerts on Friday, 15th June.

Home with Gareth Malone

We chat to Gareth Malone, whose favourite hobbies are singing – and would happily sing ‘Yesterday’ everyday – and unwinds by ice skating!

Is a vegan diet healthy?

You’re in control: Mark’s view on veganism

Rotten luck

Liz Nicholls chats to Johnny Rotten, AKA John Lydon, 62, ahead of The Public Image Is Rotten Summer Tour of Europe and Japan, marking Public Image Ltd’s 40th anniversary

Lilacs in May

At last spring is here; no more snow, dark evenings and frost… hopefully! And then there are the lilacs which are synonymous with this time of year

Watercress to Impress

If you are lacking inspiration then I hope these simple but effective recipes from Katie Kingsley will motivate you to acquaint it with your dining table. This mysterious vegetable is known to harbour powers beyond tantalising taste buds. Whether it be a cure for baldness, mental stimulant or aphrodisiac you are after, surely failing to make the most of it this season would be reckless!

Fortitude

Host of Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, Angela Barnes is touring her show. Peter Anderson chats to her.

Gluten-related disorders

You’re in control: Coeliac disease is not the only significant gluten-related disorder

Shared experience

Liz Nicholls chats to broadcaster and campaigner Jonathan Dimbleby, and his charity Dimbleby Cancer Care

Organic lawn care

April is an excellent time to turn our attention to the lawn, but organically?

Edible Eden

The garden looks abundant again! Katie Kingsley brings us these recipes that are all fresh, feel-good and perfect for entertaining over the Easter holiday.

Hardeep and meaningful

Peter Anderson catches up with Hardeep Singh Kohli ahead of his Alternative, Fact stand-up show which lands at Bordon’s Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre

Fighting Talk

Comedian Lucy Porter brings her smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe show Choose Your Battles to various venues near you this month. Peter Anderson catches up with her…

Food is the most powerful medicine

You’re in control: Food is the most powerful medicine known to humankind

Mulch in March

Mulching is an important part of garden maintenance; there are many types and many good reasons to undertake this now

Home truths

Liz Nicholls chats to Barry “Baz” Warne of The Stranglers

Bright Ideas

As winter rolls into spring, hunger strikes as our animal instinct is to fuel up. Our stomachs hanker for warm and comforting, yet nourishing food. Recipes from Katie Kingsley.

Winter Fuel

As the chill of winter …

Irises in February?

Would it surprise you to learn irises can flower for most of the year and there’s one for almost every situation in your garden?

Paloma power

We chat to musician Paloma Faith, 36, whose new album The Architect (with the catchy single Crybaby) is out now and who will perform a UK tour next month…

Treating urinary tract infections (UTIs)

You’re in control: Mark Bennett on breaking the vicious cycle of urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Sinless Sensations

With all the good intentions …

Delightful Daphnes

At the garden centre, in January, look for Daphne, a scented alpine or shrub

Up swing

Liz Nicholls chats to ballroom dancer Anton du Beke, 51, who last year married and became dad to twins and has just released his swing album From The Top

Some problems with coeliac disease

You’re in control: Getting the right diagnosis

New heights

As we fly into a new year, why not volunteer for your local air ambulance charity and make a difference locally?

What Katie did next

Liz Nicholls chats to philanthropist, writer, TV presenter and former model Katie Piper

Comfort & Joy

December is crazy-busy for one …

The Christmas rose

At this time of the year I like to add a twist to the tradition of Christmas and the plants that have become synonymous with it

How to deal with uninvited gas

You’re in control: Treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

Digging deep

Peter Anderson chats to history buff and television star Sir Tony Robinson.

Hydrangea heaven

I have always loved hydrangeas but I fear they do have an antiquated reputation!

Garden composting

Most gardens have a compost heap – more often an eyesore than a thing of beauty

Leaky gut

You’re in control: Perhaps a ‘leaky gut’ is making you ill?

Feel the Byrne

Jonathan Lovett chats to comedian, actor, writer and dad of two Ed Byrne, 45, who has just embarked on his biggest ever tour to date, Spoiler Alert, following a sell-out success at this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Hearty Heaven

Katie Kingsley serves up some …

Warming Wizardry

As we don our slippers …

Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and energy production

You’re in control: Explaining more about chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and energy production

True Colours

Liz Nicholls chats to world-famous decorative painting expert and queen of chalk paint products, Annie Sloan, 69, who lives in Oxford.

Fruitful Pursuits

As August arrives, Katie Kingsley …

Full Floella

Liz Nicholls chats to Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE

Pruning raspberries

Cathie’s tips to ensure a bumper crop of fruit whatever the season

The gut and mental health

You’re in control: Mark explores the gut and mental health

Lost & Found

Liz Nicholls chats to actor and musician Martine McCutcheon

Sumptuous Summertime

As August arrives, Katie Kingsley …

Soul Food

Katie Kingsley serves up some thoroughly wholesome yet joyful goodies to make the most of your summer!

Jackson Live!

Liz Nicholls chats to singer, songwriter, guitarist and dad Tito Jackson

Flower Power

Liz Nicholls catches up with the nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh who turns 67 this month and has written more than 50 books.

You bet

We catch up with singer-songwriter Olly Murs, about life and music after The X Factor

Happy as Larry

Liz Nicholls chats to actor, radio presenter, dad and star of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Larry Lamb

Formula 1

We chat to former motorsport engineer and Formula One team principal Ross Brawn OBE

Vine and dandy

Liz Nicholls talks to comedian Tim Vine

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