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AN AUGUST TO THE SCENE IS SET FOR THE BEST BRITISH SUMMER YET. THIS MONTH IS JAM PACKED WITH LOTS OF WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS AND DAYS OUT, WHILE THE ONGOING OLYMPICS CAN ACT AS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR GETTING ACTIVE. THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR A STAY CATION! WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Enjoy a family day out that’s full of vibrancy at the Nottingham Riverside Festival. Located at the Victoria Embankment, there are plenty of arts activities to keep the little ones entertained and a craft and gift marquee if you’re looking to get creative in the home – and it’s free! www. nottinghamcity.gov.uk 1 Wander around the Painswick Rococo Gardens in Gloucestershire and take in the art displays, installations and sculptures. The Art In The Garden exhibition spans the entirety of August, and this year the theme is Embarkation for Dangerous Liaisons, costing £6.50 for adults and £3 for children aged ve to 16. www. artinthegarden.org.uk 2 National Kids Week, which is all about encouraging children to get involved in the theatre, lasts the whole month. With lots of free workshops and activities available, why not discover what’s happening near you? www.kidsweek.co.uk 3 8 Delve into the 16th century in this restored Elizabethan house. Situated in the historic Barbican district of Plymouth, the house boasts a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, parlour and other treats. A great location for an educational family day out. The price is £2.50 for adults and £1 for children (free for under- ves). www.plymouth. gov.uk Explore the royal heritage of Goodwood House, near Chichester, this summer. The exhibition that is open from 6 August to 15 October, o ers you the chance to admire the delightful art and how it re ects the house’s royal connections. Entry is £9.50 for adults; children under 11 go free. www. goodwood.co.uk 9 10 If you fancy getting crafty in your home, why not take some inspiration from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London? The art show is the world’s largest open submission event. Book your half hour slot at £10 for adults and £3-4 for children. www.royal academy.org.uk/ exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2012/ If you admire Sarah Beeny’s wondrous Rise Hall, it’s worth paying a visit to the Shugborough Estate, the stately home in Sta ordshire. The price is £12.50 for adults; £7.50 for children. www.shugborough. org.uk 15 16 23 Go quilt-crazy at the largest quilt show in Europe. Held in Birmingham’s NEC, this is the 10th year of the Festival of Quilts, with workshops, lectures and masterclasses galore. Entry is £13 for adults and £5 for children. www. twistedthread.com 17 We can all make our homes more eco-friendly with simple day-to-day changes, one of which could be creating your own compost bin. Even if you don’t have a garden, you can recycle your food waste and do your bit. Log onto www. recyclenow.com/home_ composting/ for a seven-step guide to composting at home. 22 Is your garden bursting with colourful foliage? Pick a selection of owers and pop them in a vase: a quick and easy (not to mention cheap) way to brighten up any room this August. www.thegardener. btinternet.co.uk/tips. html Held on Southampton Common, the August Fair will combine classic fair rides with a traditional Bank Holiday market. A great family day out! www.southampton. gov.uk 24 Calling all Dickens fans! The Portsmouth Guildhall is the venue for a spooky Dickensian Mystery Dinner and Ghost Walk today. Beginning at 7.30pm, this murder mystery evening includes a three-course meal and tea and co ee at the end, so once you’ve solved The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, you can wind down. www.darkencounters.co.uk You may have thought Olympic fever was behind us, but the Paralympics start today. With everything from judo to wheelchair basketball, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. www.london2012.com/ paralympics/sports/ 29 Today marks the start of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2012. The largest free aviation festival in the UK and located on the coast, this event has more than just sky acrobatics to o er; there’s a Disney assault course, a picnic and an animal bike tour, too. www.bournemouthair.co.uk 30 The three-day National Gardening Show in Somerset begins today to provide inspiration for your autumn gardening. Highlights include the National Giant Vegetables Championships. In advance, tickets are £10, or £12 on the gate; children go free. www.bathand west.com/nationalgardening/95/ 31 018 | AUGUST 2012 http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk http://artinthegarden.org.uk http://www.kidsweek.co.uk http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2012 http://www.goodwood.co.uk http://www.plymouth.gov.uk http://www.goodwood.co.uk http://www.plymouth.gov.uk http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/ http://www.twistedthread.com http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/ http://www.twistedthread.com http://www.shugborough.org.uk http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/ http://www.shugborough.org.uk http://www.southampton.gov.uk http://www.southampton.gov.uk http://www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/tips.html http://www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/tips.html http://www.thegardener.btinternet.co.uk/tips.html http://www.darkencounters.co.uk http://www.bathandwest.com/national-gardening/95/ http://www.bournemouthair.co.uk http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/sports http://www.bathandwest.com/national-gardening/95/ http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/sports

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of at home with Sarah Beeny - August 2012

EDITOR’S LETTER
WELCOME FROM SARAH
NEWS
AWESOME AUGUST
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
TABLE TALK
THE THRIFTY FIFTY
TRENDS ON TRIAL
BEENY UNCUT
ESSENTIAL HOME-BUYING GUIDE
SURVEY SAVVY
WHAT’S THE SCORE?
THE NEW FACE OF PROPERTY?
SELLER SECRETS
LOCATION LOCK-UP
SOAP AND GLORY
OPEN UP
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
TOP SHOP
THE BRIGHT STUFF
GET THE JUNGLE LOOK
WARDROBE WARS
A ONE OFF
MOSAIC MAGIC
GLASS ACT
TAKE TO THE FLOOR
FRAME GAME
IT’S A BLINDER
SNUG AS A BUG
BURNING QUESTION
THE A-TEAM
QUICK FIX
BEAT THE BUILDING BLUES
LET THERE BE LIGHT
GOING DOWN
GARDEN GREATS
DIRTY DEALINGS
ALIEN INVASION
JUMP RIGHT IN
LITTLE WONDER
OUT OF SIGHT
PROFESSOR GREEN
ECO EXCLUSIVE
TALKING TRASH
PRO PLANET PROJECTS
HELLO, SUNSHINE
CARBON-NEUTRAL COVER
STAR GLAZER
EARTH HOUR
HOT TOPIC
MASS REDUCTION
WASTE NOT
SWITCHED ON
ETHICAL INTERIORS
YOU LIVE WHERE?
COMING SOON
WINNING SPOT
LUXE LINEN
CATCH-UP
STOCKISTS

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