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WIZARDS OF OZ Strewth! A new era for one80news

A BOLD NEW chapter in the history of one80news and sister publication 3SIXTY magazine begins today. In a hugely successful 2008, gay lifestyle magazine 3SIXTY expanded to become a national title and one80news launched a popular London edition alongside the established Brighton version – now, under the stewardship of new owners, Australian duo Graeme Austin and Tony V, the stage is set to take these two well-loved institutions to new heights. “It was a no-brainer – we liked the titles so much we jumped at the chance to buy them,” says Graeme, who joined the team in May 2008 as Business Development Manager. “Both 3SIXTY and one80news are fantastic reads and they provide a vital source of information for gay people around the country. Tony and myself are proud to be working with such a great team, and together we’ll

continue to make these two titles absolutely indispensible. We’re both loud-mouthed, enthusiastic Aussies, so we’ll be shouting it from the rooftops – one80news and 3SIXTY magazine are here to stay and we’re going to be bigger and better than ever before!” Outgoing publishers David Harvey and David Tuck, who took over 3SIXTY in 2004 and launched one80news in 2007, marked the end of their tenure with words of encouragement for the new owners. “It’s been a great run but we both feel the time is right to move on to pastures new,” said Mr Tuck. “Tony and Graeme will do a fantastic job.”

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Editor’s Comment one80news - into the future AS YOU MAY have seen on page one, big changes are afoot at one80news and 3SIXTY magazine. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank departing publishers David Harvey and David Tuck, who are moving on to pastures new, for having the vision to bring these two great titles to the marketplace over the last few years. However, as one door closes, another opens, and so everyone on the team welcomes our new publishing team, Graeme Austin and Tony V. Much like Messrs Harvey and Tuck, Graeme and Tony are committed to making both one80news and 3SIXTY the best publications possible. Rest assured, one80news will continue to serve the audience who has

supported over it for almost two years, and we’ll be working very hard to keep bringing you the informative mix of balanced news, entertainment, community features and lifestyle that we’ve become famous for. It’s an exciting time for a newspaper editor, and if you have any thoughts or ideas on how to make the paper better, get in touch with me at

The race is on FINAL PREPARATIONS are now underway for this year’s Sussex Beacon half marathon, which takes place on Sun 22 Feb. “We’d like to wish all of 2009’s participants a fun,

safe and enjoyable run, and to offer our thanks to them for once again going to such great lengths to raise money for the Beacon and many other deserving charities,” says Kat Williams, General Man-

ager of the Sussex Beacon. “It’s also very important to thank all the volunteers who make sure the half marathon always runs smoothly – it wouldn’t be possible without their invaluable help.”

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Last year’s event was one of the most successful yet, with more than 5000 runners taking part from all over the UK and beyond and over £120,000 raised overall, with more than £10,000 going to the Beacon. Organisers hope to beat that total this year. “Times are tight, but year after year we’re amazed by people’s generosity,” says Williams. “I’m sure this year we’ll have another amazing result.” The race begins at 9.45am on Brighton seafront on Sun 22 Feb, although participants are encouraged to arrive at least an hour beforehand. Standard places for the marathon have now run out, but there are still a few charity bond places available. Registration closes on Fri 20 Feb, and no places will be available on the day of the race. See the website for further information on how to take part.

Jodie Harsh models Kim Cattrall’s Sex and the City coat Pic (c) Tanya Chalkin

THE SELF-STYLED ‘real queen of England’ Jodie Harsh is hosting a special “Fur is a Drag” party during London Fashion Week. Taking place on Fri 20 Feb at Circus in East London, the event is organised by anti-fur campaigners PETA. The event includes a ‘caustic parody’ of a fur runway show starring Ms Harsh, including cross-dressing models sporting fur emblazoned with blood-effect satirical slogans and stains. All the coats on display were donated by PETA supporters, including Mariah Carey and Kim Cattrall. The coat in our picture (left) was worn by Cattrall in the Sex and the City movie. For further information on PETA’s campaigns, visit:

Cotton says Get It On CORONATION STREET star Anthony Cotton is joining forces with Terrence Higgins Trust this Valentine’s Day to encourage gay men to use condoms. “I’m still shocked and saddened when I hear how many gay men are diagnosed with HIV each year,” says the star. “It makes safer sex more important than ever. If you’re going to get it on this Valentine’s Day, make sure you use a condom.” www.condoms.



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Brighton and Hove: dead ringer for Narnia THE BIGGEST snowfall in nearly twenty years brought the city to a standstill earlier this month, but the one80news cameras braved the blizzards to catch some magical pictures of Brighton under a blanket of snow. Reports of talking fauns and white witches dispensing Turkish Delight to stranded communters may have been exaggerated.

Rainbow ribbon Success for St James’s group spotlights abuse THE ST JAMES’S Area Action Group is celebrating after a successful relaunch last week. Local residents and businesses turned out in big numbers for its AGM, which saw former City Council Leader Simon Burgess elected as Chair. “The Action Group has a proud history of achieving much for the area,” said a delighted Burgess. “All the officers of the group are deeply impressed by the way that residents and businesses want to work together to improve the area - we want to improve its attractiveness, build on its reputation as an interesting and unique shopping destination, whilst tackling a range of problems from anti-social behaviour to street litter.” If you’d like to keep up with developments, email richard_hollis@ or join the group’s facebook page by typing in Simon Burgess SJAAG.

BROKEN RAINBOW, the charity which offers support to LGBT victims of domestic abuse, is launching a brand new ‘rainbow ribbon’ to raise awareness both of the issue and Broken Rainbow’s helpline. The enamel badge will be distributed at a number of upcoming events, including at a project in Soho on Valentine’s day and this month’s LGBT History Ball in Brighton (see page 5). A donation of £1 for each badge is suggested, to cover costs. Events will be ongoing throughout the year - visit the website for more details.



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WIZARDS OF OZ Strewth! A new era for one80news

A BOLD NEW chapter in the history of one80news and sister publication 3SIXTY magazine begins today. In a hugely successful 2008, gay lifestyle magazine 3SIXTY expanded to become a national title and one80news launched a popular London edition alongside the established Brighton version – now, under the stewardship of new owners, Australian duo Graeme Austin and Tony V, the stage is set to take these two well-loved institutions to new heights. “It was a no-brainer – we liked the titles so much we jumped at the chance to buy them,” says Graeme, who joined the team in May 2008 as Business Development Manager. “Both 3SIXTY and one80news are fantastic reads and they provide a vital source of information for gay people around the country. Tony and myself are proud to be working with such a great team, and together we’ll

continue to make these two titles absolutely indispensible. We’re both loud-mouthed, enthusiastic Aussies, so we’ll be shouting it from the rooftops – one80news and 3SIXTY magazine are here to stay and we’re going to be bigger and better than ever before!” Outgoing publishers David Harvey and David Tuck, who took over 3SIXTY in 2004 and launched one80news in 2007, marked the end of their tenure with words of encouragement for the new owners. “It’s been a great run but we both feel the time is right to move on to pastures new,” said Mr Tuck. “Tony and Graeme will do a fantastic job.”



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A CHARITY WHICH runs a Christian care home in Brighton is to have its funding restored after it agreed to council demands to ask future residents questions about their sexuality. The Pilgrim Home, located in Egremont Place, ran afoul of the council’s fair access and diversity policy when residents of the home refused to answer a question about their sexual orientation. The council accused the charity of “institutionalised homophobia” and withdrew a £13,000 grant, saying that the home’s Christian ethos was a deterrent to gay people living there, and that not enough had been done to satisfy the council’s LGBT equality criteria. Pilgrim Homes argued that residents, the majority of whom are over eighty, should be protected from questions about their sexual orientation because of their religious views – even though they are free to refuse to answer. Now, an agreement with the council has been reached, as Pilgrim Homes Chief Andrew Jessop explains: “We are willing to ask potential residents about their sexual orientation when they apply for a place at our home, on the understanding that they have the right to refuse, and that we will not be required to act in a way which goes against our doctrinal beliefs,” he said. “I am delighted that we have been able to reach an amicable solution with Brighton and Hove Council and that our lost funding is to be restored.”

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TRANSPORT FOR LONDON has confirmed it will be rolling out a free bicycle scheme in May 2010. 6000 bikes will be available in zone 1, with 10,000 docking stations around the city. A similar scheme is already running in Paris, where a higher than expected number of thefts has occurred. A spokesperson for TfL said : “We are aware of the issues that they have had in Paris but we are still going to go ahead with the scheme in London. Free bike schemes do have problems but we’re hoping to benefit from the fact we are a second generation scheme.”

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new course to help people with HIV become experts in their own condition. The course is to be held in Eastbourne, and sessions last six weeks starting every Tuesday from 2.00pm - 4.30pm from 24 Feb until 31 Mar. “HIV can have a huge impact on someone’s life,” says Perry French of THT in East Sussex. “This course aims to help people cope with and manage their condition effectively.”

Just thrilled HUMAN rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is pleased as punch with the news that gay social group Just Friends has raised £3412 for his Human Rights Fund at a recent cabaret event. “It was a fabulous, fun cabaret night and I am immensely grateful to all the wonderful, generous artists who performed for free,” said Tatchell. “[The £3412] exceeded the target of £1,000 by more than 300%. Not a penny was taken in expenses by anyone. It will certainly cover the costs of plenty of protest placards for the next few years.”

O2 up for grabs THE LEASE ON London’s iconic o2 arena, which has played host to major acts such as Led Zeppelin and the Spice Girls, is up for sale. Owner Meridian Delta Limited is putting its 999-year lease on the former Millennium Dome in Greenwich on the market, but any sale will not affect the arena’s future as a music and events venue.

Meet ‘n’ greet LOCAL RESIDENTS could soon be welcoming visitors to the city under a new ‘greeters’ scheme. If approved, volunteers would conduct tours around the city, showing off their favourite sights. “This is a city many residents are really passionate about and very proud of,” says Cabinet councillor for culture David Smith. “So it makes sense to capture that enthusiasm to promote tourism and preserve jobs – particularly when we’re facing this serious economic downturn.”

Thugs charged Two men have been charged following an anti-gay and racist attack in West St in Sept 2008. Police have thanked members of the public who helped identify the thugs from pictures. One man has been charged with a homophobic public order offence and assault, and the other with grevious bodily harm and racially aggravated assault. They will appear in court on Fri 20 Feb.

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Lawks-a-Lawley A PIECE OF gay history is on show in Haringey as part of LGBT History Month. A t-shirt worn by one of the group of lesbian protesters who invaded the BBC’s Six O’Clock News studios in 1988 is part of a display at Bruce Castle, N17. The incident is noted for news presenter Sue Lawley’s cool reaction while co-presenter Nicholas Witchell famously sat on one of the lesbians.

THE FORMER Clonezone store on St James’s St is back in business, under new owners Nice ‘n’ Naughty. The deal rescued five stores, including those in Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow. The adult retailer, which caters to people of all sexual orientations, took over at the beginning of February, and the re-opened store will be refurbished over the coming weeks.

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THE TEAM at brand new bar and restaurant Giraffe (above) celebrating their launch on the city’s North Street last week. Manager Pauline Barlow tells us that the Giraffe ethos is all about freshly cooked food, great people and world music, and when one80news paid a visit recently we were treated to a healthy mix of all three.



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History Ball

This year’s Schools Out conference took place in Lambeth earlier in February as part of LGBT History Month. Nigel Tart reports from the frontline.

AS LGBT History Month continues, one of the biggest events on the Brighton Calendar is the LGBT History Ball. Presented by the Council’s LGBT Workers’ Forum and domestic abuse charity Broken Rainbow, the Ball is a chance to celebrate gay history in the sumptous surroundings of the Paganini Ballroom in Brighton’s Old Ship Hotel. The ball has a 1940s/50s theme, with entertainment from The Burlettes – think the Andrews Sisters with a devilish twist – eleven piece big band Fats 45, plus jazz from Nicky Mitchell and his band. Novices have no need to worry, as dance lessons kick off at 8pm,

A HUNDRED TEACHERS, young people, policy makers and activists from all across the country braved the weather to attend the Schools Out conference at the Drill Hall theatre in London on Sat 7 Feb. The keynote speaker was Teresa Clark from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, who outlined ways in which the DCSF is currently getting schools to address LGBT issues. She was clear about the need for positive work beyond tackling bullying and urged participants to engage with the department’s consultation on its Single Equality Scheme, which should create a uniform approach to all equalities issues. The conference included the official launch of LGBT History Month, and patrons Sir Ian McKellen and Cyril Nri joined

us. Both gave moving personal accounts of how things have improved for LGBT people during their lifetimes.

Nigel Tart (l) with Sir Ian McKellen The highlight for most people was the documentary films from the No Outsiders research project, which showed how pioneering primary schools had successfully included LGBT identities into project work. In one school, children wrote and performed an opera about the real-life gay penguins in a New

York zoo, who adopted an egg and raised a chick. Parents, governors and even a vicar spoke of the importance of raising the issues positively, before children learnt negative attitudes outside school. Another powerful presentation was from a group of young people from Gay And Lesbian Youth In Calderdale, who mixed stories and statistics from their recent research with music and humour. A personal account of their friend’s experiences of horrific homophobic violence left hardly a dry eye in the house! Other speakers included Louise Davies from lesbian mums’ group Out For Our Children, who showed us their two children’s story books and Philip Wragg, who announced the publication of a new schools resource pack from the Terence Higgins Trust.

Schools Out Nigel Tart is the Media Officer for Schools Out and LGBT History Month. He teaches in a special school in Brighton.

with the live entertainment starting at 9pm. As well as an evening of dancing and cocktails, the Ball also sees the presentation of the LGBT History Award, which recognises those people and organisations who make a real difference to the lives of the city’s gay community. “The ball is a part of our ethos of LGBT communities working together,” says Rita Hirani of Broken Rainbow. “It’s only with the self sacrifice of those that have gone before us that allow LGBT people to have the rights we sometimes take for granted. So, yes, it’s a time to celebrate, to remember and to look forward as a community.”

Talking with Mr Tatchell LEGENDARY HUMAN rights activist and gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will be sharing his defining memories of London on Wed 25 Feb. The LGBT History Month event sees him in conversation with Robert Elms, as they discuss Tatchell’s love/hate relationship with the city. A rare chance to get up close and personal with one of the most influential and outspoken figures in modern gay history, this is one conversation well worth eavesdropping on.

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Your essential guide to the very best in music


the eighties

one80news revisits the decade that brought you deely-boppers and the poll tax. Wait, come back! THE EIGHTIES: depending on your viewpoint they’re either the greatest ten years of your life or a faintly embarrassing haze of day-glo colours, forever soundtracked by cowbells and an incessant 128bpm beat. Here at one80news towers though, we never need an excuse to strap on the leg-warmers for a spot of shape-up and dance - and the arrival in the office of the ten disc behemoth that is Smash Hits - The Eighties got us very excited indeed. With a disc devoted to each year, the collection offers a pleasing mix of enduring chart toppers and forgotten classics, from the likes of A-ha, Bananarama, New Order, Communards and, er, Tanita Tikaram. The box-set is released on Rhino Records on Mon 23 Feb, but one80news has secured a copy to give away to one lucky reader - see below!

Talent spotters Welcome to our guide to what’s a-cookin’ on the local music scene! This space will be your treasure map to new and original musical bounty. If you’re in a local band then we’d love to hear from you at

Tom’s Pick: Illegitimate Sons of the King ISK are bold and unashamed in their efforts to blend the almost incompatible genres of rap and rock. When they succeed they produce a unique new sound that is guaranteed to draw you in. When they don’t they produce acceptable mainstream pop-rock that you would happily share with your mum. At their best, front man George Clode’s lyrics evoke a world of everyday life with all its bitterness and joy in equal measures. The obvious hits are the hilarious Jack’s Trousers and incisively intelligent I’ll Do It. Whether or not you become a lifelong fan of this band they may just be the kick you need to give rap a second chance.

Kayleigh’s Choice: The Half Sisters THE HALF SISTERS are syrupy sirens who serve up cute-ass indie with honey-glazed folk. Despite their soft accessibility, they are all at once fun and involving - comforting as a camp fire harmony. I met these girls recently and their sheer magnetic attractiveness as a trio, though full of youth, is irresistibly classic. These qualities translate directly into their music. Fall into their sweetness; lap up their sound. Feb 17th Gig at Bom-Bane’s, 24 George Street, Kemptown, Brighton.

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FANTASTIC PRIZE COMPETITION For your chance to win an amazing ten CD Smash Hits Eighties Box Set, simply complete the following sentence: “I deserve the like, totally brilliant Smash Hits box set because...” Best answer wins! Send your answers to or on a postcard with your contact details to 4 Steine St, Brighton BN2 1TE. Closing date is Thur 5 Feb. Usual one80news rules apply, see page 22. The editor’s decision is final.

Beachdown Climb every She’s got warms up Lamontagne the love

THE FIRST Beachdown Festival last year was a roaring success, and the line up for 2009’s event is beginning to trickle through - and with four headliners still to be announced, this year’s roster looks every bit as impressive as the debut festival. Saint Etienne, Grandmaster Flash, The Fall. James Taylor Quartet, the Sugarhill Gang and Norman Jay will all be making the most of the stunning South Downs location on 28-31 August. Tickets are available now.

RAY LAMONTAGNE, the troubadour with the voice of a badly tarmacked B-road is back in the UK this month in support of his sterling new album Gossip in the Grain. A genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon, Lamontagne’s live shows are dark, intimate and entirely without betweensong banter. Uncommon, but undeniaby stirring. Playing at the Barbican Centre in London on Sun 15 and Mon 16 Feb and the BrightonDome on Fri 20 Feb.

CANDI STATON returns to the UK for some very special dates this month. Best known over here for the endlessly remixed You Got The Love and Young Hearts Run Free, recent years have seen her re-embrace her country-soul roots with 2006’s His Hands and the forthcoming Who’s Hurting Now. Playing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Tues 24 Feb and Brighton’s Old Market on Wed 25 Feb wwww.02shepherdbush



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Little Shop Pet Shop in Oscar 2009 opens wide Earls Court predictions

Take a trip down the Blue Danube with Strictly Strauss at the Concert Hall A TRADITION for over thirty years, the Johann Strauss Gala has delighted audiences around the country with its annual celebration of this most revered composer. This year, the company is doing things a little differently, presenting Strictly Strauss at the Concert Hall in Brighton. Featuring a programme of Strauss favourites including Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March and Tritsch Trask Polka, the music will be provided once again by the Johann Strauss Orchestra, with soprano soloist Elena Xanthoudakis giving voice to some of the most popular songs of the period. All of this is brought spectacularly to life by the Johann Strauss Dancers, who will be performing in exquisite period costume. Readers of one80news can take advantage of a very special offer - save £10 off the top two price tickets for Strictly Strauss when you ring the box office and quote one80news offer. This offer is not available online, against tickets already purchased and is subject to availability.

Strictly Strauss Thur 19 Feb, Concert Hall, Brighton Tel 01273 709709

Makin’ Whoopi with Sister Act Yet more camp nuns running around the West End. Hooray!

Sister Act: The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H Tel 0207 3795399

WHILE WE’VE never quite gotten over the shock of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, we still have warm and fuzzy feelings for the original movie, which paired Whoopi Goldberg with Dame Maggie Smith, nuns with guns and the sisterhood with some serious soul. It’s slightly sad that Sister Act is replacing The Sound of Music at the Palladium, as we were hoping for an unoffical War of the Nuns in the West End. We’ll never get to see our dreams of silly cast swapping fulfilled now - no Deloris knocking out Nazis while swinging from a high-wire or Maria getting funky with the urban kids of downtown LA - what a shame. There’s still plenty to be excited about - the marvellous Sheila Hancock has been cast in the Mother Superior role, and a year-long global search has seen newcomer Patina Miller cast as Deloris. Sister Act doesn’t make its West End debut until Sat 7 May, but we’re booking our seats now! Altogether: I will follow him, follow him wherever he may goooooo......

Got an arts and entertainment event coming up? Let us know at:


WICKEDLY FUNNY, memorably tuneful and and camper than Alan Carr pitching a tent in Oz, Little Shop of Horrors runs at the Theatre Royal Brighton from Mon 16 - Sat 21 Feb. The story of a man-eating plant taking over the life of a mildmannered florist, this long-running hit arrives in Brighton with a cast including ex-Eastender Alex Ferns and former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy - however, the star of the show is undoubtedly Audrey 2, the large-lipped plant with the deep voice! theatreroyal

CELEBRITY SPOTTERS: get thee to Earls Court on Wed 18 Feb, because the Brit Awards are back! Having attended this particular shindig before, one80news can report it’s everything it’s cracked up to be - though by this stage tickets are about as easy to get a hold of as a mortgage. Nonetheless, if your idea of a good night out is standing in the rain hoping to catch a glimpse of Pet Shop Boys, then this will make you very happy indeed. Of course you could just watch it on telly, but why spoil the fun?

ABSOLUTELY NOT, repeat not an excuse to print a picture of host Hugh Jackman with his top off, we thought we’d offer a few Oscar predictions in time for this year’s event (Sun 22 Feb). 1: Slumdog Millionaire wins everything. 2: Brad Pitt will have shaved off his moustache again. 3: Angelina Jolie will have grown a moustache. 4: Kate Winslet will be a vision of English loveliness and will make a demure acceptance speech. 5: David Fincher will look even more grumpy than he did at the BAFTAS when Benjamin Button misses out on everything.



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Essential reviews and interviews - your critical guide to the fortnight

Stop! in the name of Pop

by DJ Stewart T The Saturdays Just Can’t Get Enough Single out 2 Mar

Erasure frontman Andy Bell tells Niall McMurray about gayness in pop, recession-busting and fancying women POP, AS everyone knows, is a fickle thing, and the chances of retaining enough affection in the public consciousness to amass even four hits are slim to none at best.

Consider then, electronic duo Erasure. Comprising of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, since they burst onto the charts in 1986 with Sometimes they’ve built up a collection of singles that’s now enabled them to release Pop! The First 40 Hits. That’s right, forty. What on earth that must feel like? “It feels really nice,” says Andy. “At the time you don’t really notice because you’re working so hard, but when you see all the songs together like that you just think ‘wow’ and feel really fortunate.” Is it also a vindication of electro-pop? “It is - as a genre on its own electronic music doesn’t get enough respect - guitars have always had the upper hand and of course the whole lad culture that goes along with it. But you’d be sur-

prised, most of the top 40 will have synthesisers on it.” Since Erasure’s inception more than a quarter of a century ago, Andy has always been an out, and outspoken, gay pop star. However, it seems gayness in pop was a lot more visible in the eighties than it is today. Why is that? “I think in some ways things seem to be really conservative at the moment - and it seems to be more about body image and less about politics,” explains Andy. “Also because now we have an equal age of consent perhaps people think there’s nothing more to fight for. But there will always be room for it, because there’s always going to be prejudice - though things are much better than they used to be.” Our talk of personal politics

sparks a discussion on the recession. Does he think a spell of belt-tightening will have any positive effects? “I hope so people have become too complacent,” he says. “Worshipping money and material things isn’t the answer to your own personal growth. When it comes down to it, recession does spark creativity because people end up having to make their own entertainment, their own clothes, and in a lot of ways I think that brings the community together.” Erasure, with eighteen top ten hits and five number one albums under its belt, surely has little left to achieve. Is there anything on Andy’s wishlist still to do? “Oh yes,” he tells me. “We’d love to do an album of diva duets. I always aim high, so let’s say Barbra Streisand,

Dolly Parton, Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry. That’ll do to be going on with.” I leave Andy thinking about another set of divas - the Loose Women crew. “Look out for us on there,” he laughs. I fancy ALL of them - Carol, Jane, the lot! I start to fancy them when they get to a certain age...” Andy Bell: heterosexual - will wonders never cease?

THE SATURDAYS continue their rapid ascent to pop stardom by gaining the prestigious Comic Relief single for 2009. Covering Depeche Mode, their version is everything you would expect from the girls: pure unadulterated pop. These girls can do no wrong at the moment, and with singles like this and the surprise success of Issues, it looks like 2009 is going to be their year.


Erasure’s Pop! The First Forty Hits is out now on Mute Records.

Can’t Get Over Single out 2 Mar

TV/DVD by Niall McMurray

BOOKS by Peter Burton

Mad Men: Dynasty: Paris Noir by Jacques Yonnet PUBLISHED in France in 1954 and in English in this fluent Season One Season Two ORIGINALLY translation in 2006, Paris Noir is a curiously singular book, a diverting mixture Out Mon 9 March

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(INT: DAY. A group of hot-shot designers meet to discuss the upcoming release of Dynasty: Season One on DVD). Hot Shot 1: Dynasty was great wasn’t it? The glamour, the eyeshadow, the shoulder pads... Hot Shot 2: Too right, my high-flying friend. This baby will fly off the shelves! All we need to do is make the packaging suitably glitzy and we can all shuffle off and have a cocktail after work at La Mirage. HS1: Great! I’ll just dig out a stock photo of sexy Brit siren Joan Collins aka Alexis Morrell-Carrington -Colby-Dexter-Rowan twizzling some champers and we’ll be off! HS3: Guys, you do realise Ms Collins wasn’t actually in the first series don’t you? And that it was actually faintly dull until she arrived? Looks like another allnighter in the office for you... H1: No problem, we’ll just hire a foxy lady and pull her hat down a bit to fool people. Easy! (THE INTERCOM BUZZES: “Hello, creative department? You’re all fired...”)

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: welcome to the best show on television, bar none. Of course every racy American import has this title thrust upon it these days, and it’s therefore lost its currency a little - but really, consider the competition: Total Wipeout? Demons? Not exactly a packed playing field is it? So, assuming you’ve never seen Mad Men before, here’s the 101: set in the high-flying, chain-smoking, mysoginistic world of an early sixties advertising agency on New York’s Madison Avenue (hence the title), the show depicts America’s development from starched 50s propriety into an altogether more cut-throat permissive society. The superficiality through which this transformation occurs - the peddling of cigarettes and lipstick - is starkly contrasted with the dark forces driving the seemingly chocolate-box lives of the protagonists. Oh, and the clothes are simply stunning. Don’t miss it.

of guide book and memoir which perfectly fits into that particularly French tradition of vagabondage writing, other exponents of which include Francois Villon and Jean Genet and, perhaps, Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Captured by the Germans in 1940, after making good his escape, Yonnet returned to his native Paris - about which he was clearly obsessed. He collected stories, most especially stories about those inhabitants of the city who dabbled in the occult. Many of the tales Yonnet strings like pearls on his narrative thread could have been contrived by masters of the macabre such as Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Machen, M R James or E F Benson - but we are led to believe that these disturbing events did take place. Yonnet’s sinister stories are set against a background of wartime Paris and a milieu which marries the criminal with the sexually louche, the sexually outrageous. Here are characters such as Pepe the Pansy - ‘A poof like you wouldn’t have thought possible. He had the audacity to solicit at the entrance of the hotel opposite. On crutches, toothless, outrageously made-up, he sometimes wears a filthy wig and a skirt, with his single trouser leg and his wooden leg with the naked end of his stump showing, extending below it...’ Other denizens of this eccentric world include Dolly-the-Slow-Burner, Keep-on-Dancin’, Mina the Cat and All-by-Myself. Paris Noir is a fascinating excursion into a world, somewhat familiar - but long faded into memory. Vivid and memorable.

CHOOSING TO WAIT over a year for a follow-up single could be seen as a little foolish, but it has been worth it for the second UK offering from September. This track has been out in Europe for well over a year, but has had an 80s retro re-swizzle for the UK market to give us a feel good dancepop track which will hopefully see September dominate the charts yet again.

Pussycat Dolls Whatcha Think About That Single out 23 Feb

Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City is out now (£9.99) is out now, published by Dedalus

Legacy of Blood by Michael Ford LEGACY OF BLOOD is the concluding volume of a trilogy clearly aimed at teenagers but which could equally well entertain adult readers. Set in ancient Sparta (from whence we derive the term ‘spartan’), the sequence is built around Lysander, a young slave who accidentally discovers that he is of mixed race, the father he has never known came from the aggressive ruling caste, his beloved mother was a lowly worker on the land. Over the course of the three books, Lysander has grown to know the surviving members of his Spartan family (his strict but honorable grandfather, his impetuous and tom-boyish cousin Kassandra) and forge intense friendships (sometimes borne out of initial emnity) with other youths from the barracks where he lives and trains. There are rituals to be undertaken on the way to becoming a man and there are battles to be fought that will prove him to be a man. There are expected and unexpected enemies to be confronted and there are friendships strengthened and friendships lost in the course of battle. A strong sense of place and sturdily created characters ensure that this trilogy remains a real page-turner from the first volume to the last.

Legacy of Blood is out now (£6.99) published by Bloomsbury

CURRENTLY RAISING the roof in arenas across the country on their tour, PCD are back with their third offering from Doll Domination. Going back to a more urban sound, they’ve pulled in the one and only Missy Elliot for this hot collaboration. Although a good choice for a third single, it is at the expense of the originally planned single, Bottle Pop - hopefully this will get a release next, check it out!



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fe\/'jZ\e\^l`[\ Vez in Brighton LOVE IS IN the air people! Whether you’re single, married or anywhere in between there are loads of events going on to whet your appetite. Or just celebrate ‘the love’, which is what we in Brighton do all year round on our happy dancefloors. This fortnight we’ve got some big DJs, new events launching, and big cabaret. We are loving 2009.

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VALENTINE’S DAY sees the PV girls’ first birthday since moving to their home at The Jury’s Out in Kemptown, and they’ve certainly made their mark, providing the ladies with a lovely venue for relaxing during the day, watching live music, delicious roasts and as a pre-clubbing bar. So go and celebrate with them, Chelle provides acoustic entertainment with well loved covers and her own songs, followed by DJ Aquarius til midnight. The PV are also showing Six Nations Rugby live.

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY the gay old way at the Queens Arms, with Lillie la France providing a special cabaret performance. And for those of you who are not aware (and why not?) the QA operate a late bar on the weekends til 3am, so you can enjoy the usual camp shenanigans til the early hours. The Boy George Experience graces the stage on Sun 15 Feb at 5.30pm. The Q Factor has reached Heat 3, you’re running out of time to get involved and be in with a chance to win big prize money! Plus they have the stars of theatre David Rumelle and Lorna are live on Sat 21Feb.

Revenge REVENGE HAS been officially loved up for Valentine’s, having been completely draped in red and sparkly hearts galore. There is a lot of love on the dancefloor, especially at the Kinky Love-In, the friendliest place in town. Brett Allen joins the Kinky team for the biggest Saturday night in town. Playground is Revenge’s student night and packs them in for school disco hits galore every Tuesday, and Girls On Top continues to give a full club of girls urban and party tunes every Thursday. Plus since my last article Revenge have confirmed mega girl pop act The Saturdays for Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday!

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r-bar ALL DRINKS are just £1.99 at the r-bar at the moment which means a vibrant atmosphere all day and night. The newest thing to hit the venue is Miss Jason’s Barmy Bingo every Sunday. Starting after their yummy roasts and acoustic singers (Em & Tom 15th, Nicolette Street 22nd) it’s a fun way to spend a Sunday evening, and you can win some great prizes. Every night is a pre-clubbing warm-up in the r-bar, Simone is the newest addition every Tuesday, playing camp pop and recent chart hits. Saturdays now welcome Dulce Danger to the decks playing Kinky Classics!

THE FRUITY CREW are back for a one off Sunday Sundae special at Audio on Sun 15 Feb. It’s a double floor whammy complete with loved up décor and twisted cherubs, as it’s the Anti Valentine’s Swingers Party for all those single house heads…but encourages swinger love!

Charles Street CHARLES STREET bar continues to offer a great range of cabaret, Sundays see Lizzi Drip (15th) and Lola Lasagne (22nd). Their new Wednesday Gameshow welcomes different hosts and games each week, check out Davina Sparkle and Name That Tune on the 18th, and Lola Lasagne presents Mr & Mrs on the 25th. Charles Street are celebrating Valentine’s with a 007 Bond Vodka Party, specials on Russian vodka all night!

The Zone THE ZONE AND its loyal customers are celebrating Valentines Day by… not celebrating! Instead they’ve got Sally Vate’s Bridget Jones Party. The St James Street music and piano bar welcomes a wide range of performers including Quinton the King of Swing on Fri 13 Feb and Lil Zoe on Fri 20 Feb. David Rumelle is back for an evening of acting on Saturday 21st. Every night at the Zone will entertain, make sure to pop in!

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Brighton Rocks IF YOU HAVEN’T been to Brighton Rocks since the makeover, it’s definitely worth a visit. Loads of people are involved in the Rocks events, making it a truly diverse venue. They have DJ’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Valentines Day sees the launch of Deep Grooves featuring Jazz Carter, a night of lounge beats and deep house grooves. Sun 15 Feb sees Pulse, bringing you many different styles of house; something for your ears this weekend.

THE RETURN of Floorplay to the Coalition on Saturday 14th with New York’s finest DJ Disciple on the decks! The Sirens Love and Hate Tattoo Ball at Ghetto on Sun 15 Feb, a burlesque Valentine’s aftermath party! We’re excited about… Student Pride, the biggest gathering of gay students EVER on Sun 8 Marh @ Oceana/Revenge/Pubcrawl/Digital. Big Love xx Verity My Tune of the Week is “Running” (Ian Carey Remix) by Doman & Gooding


fe\/'jZ\e\^l`[\ Jonny M in London LONDON’S CLUB scene seems more vibrant and exciting than in recent memory, with loads of clubnights catering for the alternative indie-disco lovers amongst you. Not to mention some fierce house nights, using the best venues the city has to offer!

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THE LOVELY PEOPLE at Barcode are offering free entry to Barcode Vauxhall on Fridays and Soho on Saturdays with their latest ‘Tag’ promotion. You can sign up for free at www., benefits include money off deals, drinks promotions and free entry! Throw some hot DJs like Paul Heron and Brent Nicholls on Thursday nights into the mix, and you have the recipe for a top night out.

GHETTO’S NEW flagship Friday night has got off to a flying start, fortunately customers haven’t been taking the name too seriously. Downstairs is ‘bleepy’ electro from Per QX, Warboy and Rokk. Upstairs is a mash-up of new wave synth pop from DJs including Tasty Tim and Paul Burston.

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Another Revolution AFTER A FABULOUS re-launch party, Revolver seems to have found its new home in Brixton. On Sat 28 Feb the special guest DJ is a rising star in the production world, Danny Verde. His remixes are seamless and his sound is getting him noticed, you will not want to miss this one!

DUCKIE IS AN outrageous weekly event at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern every Saturday from 7pm – 2am. Comedy and conceptual theatre comes from Amy Lame and guests, with DJs including The Readers Wives. They’re something of an institution, having recently celebrated their thirteenth birthday with the same six people running the show the whole time!

Shinky Shonky EVERY WEDNESDAY at Ku Bar and club, Boogaloo Stu presides over an alternative party aimed at young party people and students. Music is pop, with regular appearances from the very fabulous Dolly Rocket. Doors 10pm – 3am, with free entry!

The Queer Nation Speakeasy THE HOMECOMING PARTY drew a capacity crowd to the revamped Nsmonia (formerly Substation South). In fact the party was such a roaring success that it’s now a weekly event! DJs include Pierre, Jeffrey Hinton, Miss Bailey and Matt Jam Lamont, spinning trademark Queer Nation soulful vocal house. Doors midnight – 6am, every Friday night.





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fe\/'dXib\kgcXZ\ Items and property for sale or rent around Brighton & Hove and London Brighton

Remember Polaroid Joy Cameras?

Remember Polaroid iZone Cameras?


Nurse’s Dress Uniform For Sale

They are the Polaroid Classic camera with a modern twist. Silver painted, perfect condition, used once. Film not included. 2 available. £10.00 each

They are streamlined little cameras, perfect to carry around on a night out. The photos you take come out as stickers. Super fun, super retro, super cute! Film not included. Great condition. £5 Call Kay on 07756461201

Call to place your FREE advert in the new one80news Marketplace. Free until the end of March 2009. Advert space is subject to availabilty.

(3 Available/ Can be sold separately). Was once the real thing - now custommade to look sexy for upcoming music video. Size 8-10/10-12 UK. £15 each Call Matt 07718 985 146

Call Kay on 07756461201

Hospital Bed for Sale Second-hand Hydraulic hospital bed. Good condition. Previously owned by Care Home; featured in upcoming new music video. £150 Call Matt on 07718 985 146


Big Mo Chopper Bike

The Art Journal 1863 (New series volume 2)

Brown leather bomber jacket

Sinderfella Tickets For Sale

Microwave for Sale

RSPCA Reptile Rescue

As New. Only ridden once. £130, Brighton, 07891 333 286. E-Mail:

Published by James S. Virtue, London, 1863. In very good condition. £150. Call Tony on 07909 704 660 for more information

Purchased for £200.00 and has been worn less than 5 times, in perfect condition, size M, looking for around £50.00, contact Adam 07739043724

Face value of £16 each. Saturday, 21st February 2009, 8pm performance, good central seats, Row H stalls, block of £16. 07850 439 460 or 01273 584 451 E-Mail:

Samsung White Microwave for Sale. 600 watts in good condition and in working order. £9 ovno, Hove, 07825 447 108

Rescue: don’t breed or buy. Various reptiles looking for homes including a variety of snakes and lizards. We also take in unwanted reptiles. Vivs and unwanted equipment always needed. 07882 770 323

Electrolux Integrated 40/60

Gold and Black Patent Leather Moschino Trainers

2.Gemini TT01 Turntables x

The Q Guide to Wonder Woman

White silver band tea set

Never Been Worn Gold and Black Patent Leather Moschino Trainers. Still in Box. Perfect Condition. SIZE 10 for £50 call Adam on 07739 043 724

2.Gemini TT01. Boxed, Brand New unwanted present. £150 ono, Brighton, 01273 603 937/ 07971 256 541 E-Mail:

The Q Guide to Wonder Woman For Sale £6. Perfect Condition; never been used. Call us on 07739 043 724

White silver band tea set 8 cups & saucers teapot milk jug and sugar bowl, £11 ovno, Brighton, 01273 881 607/ 07890 628 434 E-Mail: m.c.crump103@


Pine 2 Tier Coffee Table

Has Wheels, Originally From IKEA. Good Condition. £20. Call 07739 043 724

For Rent in Brighton

Split fridge/freezer. RN29600.Brand new in the box, retails around £400.00. Unwanted due to insurance replacement. £210 Brighton, 01273881607 / 07890628434. E-Mail: m.c.crump103@ For rent in London


Flatmate wanted

Room for rent

Broken Laptop for spares or repairs

Restaurant reviewer for one80news

Memory card found in London

Mobile phone with great contract for sale

Flatmate wanted to live in lovely 2 bed flat with gay couple. Non-smoker and between the ages of 21 and 25 preferred. £360 per calendar month. For more information Email Tom

Woolwich Arsenal, gay male only. Close to dlr and overground. Deposit plus 4 weeks rent up front. Weekly rent £150 plus bills. Contact Peter 07909 704660

All working apart from broken fan. Purely needs replacing or other parts for spares. Contact on deorever@

Food Critic Tony V will be pleased to do a review on your restaurant or pub

2 memory cards found in London. One empty, one with photos of a holiday. E-Mail to confirm contents of card if yours.

Sony ericsson, 600 minutes, unlimited text and internet usage. Upgrade due: 31st Oct 09 Contract ends: 29th Jan 10 £28 per month. An agreement can be made! You’d be getting a great number! 07767 033 158!

2 Bedroom flat

4 Bedroom House

4 Bedroom Student House

4 Bedroom Student House

25 Wellentoia Court. Beautiful surroundings. Can be either furnished or unfurnished depending on your requirements. £950.00 Available Now Call Dan on 0845 873 8126

130 Coombe Road. Fully refurbished, new carpets throughout. Good sized garden, new bathroom. This property is perfect for students. - £1300.00 Available now. Call Dan on 0845 873 8126

10 Ringmer Close. £1200.00 Has four good sized bedrooms, a seperate toilet, a newly fitted kitchen and new decor throughout. Call Dan on 0845 873 8126

36 Whippingham Road. Nice garden, good sized bedrooms, large kitchen, and close to both the city centre and the uni’s. £1300.00 Call Dan on 0845 873 8126

Contact Tony V 08706 201 360

For Rent in Brighton

Great property for students

6 Bedroom house

60 Osbourne Road, 7 Bedroom Student House, Lovely newly refurbished student house, very clean and cosy throughout the house. £2594.00 – Available July onwards Call Dan on 0845 873 8126

58 Barnett Road, 6 Bedroom Student House. Available July Onwards A great conditioned large 6 bedroom house for either student or professionals - £2080.00 Call Dan on 0845 873 8126


Restaurant reviews


Bom Bane’s

24 George Street, Brighton BN2 1RH Tel 01273 606 400

IT’S BEEN a while since I visited this delightful little restaurant. What first attracted me was its quirkiness and warmth, the musical and magical tables, hearty menu and big heart and musical talents of owners Jane Bom-Bane and Nick Pynn. Returning the other day it was great to see that not only was Bom-Bane’s surviving the credit crunch but had developed so much. Most Tuesdays evenings are music nights and Wednesdays see the downstairs space converted into a cinema night showing old time favourites, like The Day the Earth Stood Still. Make sure that you book as these nights are very popular! Having just left the gym, my companion and I were very hungry, so we opted for the house speciality of Stoemp (sausage) and mash. Feeling healthy, I ordered the ostrich with Belgian gravy and my companion the Oxford (pork), also with Belgian gravy: both from O’Hagans nothing added range - £7.75 for one sausage and £8.95 for two. As it was a Friday we also ordered two bottles of the Triple Carmelite (Belgian fruit beer) £3.00.

The Stoemp did not disappoint and was truly delicious. The sausages were succulent and juicy and the mash had a selection of vegetables mixed in with it. The gravy was to die for! Other delights on the lunch menu include: rump steak and herb butter ciabatta - £6.95, an anti – pasti plate -£5.95, a daily home –made soup - £3.25 and a grilled goat’s cheese salad with honeyed beetroot - £6.95. Dinner offers a tapas option at £3.50 for one and £6.50 for two, a creamy smoked haddock and mussel chowder, the famous sausages and of course “hot off the grill” waffles with fresh fruit and ice cream - £4.25 as well as a delicious range of cocktails at £5.50 each. So for a meal with a difference visit Bom-Banes today. Jane and Nick will give you a hearty, Bom-Bane’s welcome!

Tom Bell’s Fish and Chip Shop 98 Broadway, Bexleyheath, London Tel 020 8303 6430 WITH SOME spare time over the weekend, I opted for a drive to Bexleyheath in Kent. It is the home of the Broadway shopping centre and is a town with many great stores but what stood out the most for me was Tom Bell’s Fish and Chips Shop, at 98 Broadway. I was amazed at the queues to get into this place and not just for take away. By the time we arrived we were lucky to get a table. This large chippie, would seat a good 80 –100 people in booth style seatings, and have a great selection of - yes - your everyday battered fish.

Charlie’s Kitchen Recipes Oh my God! The sun is out and the birds are singing – frozen but singing! It’s making me think of sun-drenched beaches, hot bodies and piri piri king prawns. Oh yum!

Piri Piri Prawns INGREDIENTS • 16 large king prawns (shell on) • 1 270g bottle tomato and sundried basil Nandos sauce (available from Waitrose and other large supermarkets) • ½ cup dry white wine • A splash of olive oil • Juice of ½ a lime

METHOD • Peel the prawns and set aside the shells • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry off the prawns for a minute on each side • Remove from the pan and set aside • Add the shells to the pan and fry off for a minute • Add the wine and lime juice and reduce down to half • Strain the liquid through a sieve to remove the shells • Return the liquid to the pan • Lower the heat and stir in 135g of the Nandos sauce • Stir well and add the prawns for another minute, coating well TO SERVE • Serve immediately with some rice cooked with a little butter and saffron or a large green salad. Healthy, nutritious, delicious! Enjoy!

Charlie runs Tasty Delish – modern, delicious food cooked in your own kitchen with menus tailor made to your individual requirements and budget. For a free quote on your private lunch, drinks party or dinner party contact Charlie on 07910 011097



But what a delight, the huge piece of cod barely fitting on the plate, the texture of the fleshy meat so white and the taste of the batter showed it was cooked in nice clean oil. As we sat there fighting through the pile of chips drinking our sodas, it was also amazing to see that the staff were happy in their jobs, all smiling and laughing; nothing posh, great table service and not a single complaint from a customer. In the hour we spent in Tom Bell’s the people just kept coming in, and the fryers kept churning out great food. Highly recommended.


CALENDAR GIRL When Virginia met Ethel February 20 1930

DESPITE THE PREVAILING fronted with ‘a bluff, military old loved-up tone of this week, this woman’. Smyth pursued the friendship can also be the time of year for romantic rebuffs. Sadly, this passionately, visiting Woolf as was the case for grand Dame often as possible and writing Ethel Smyth, ground-breaking her letters twice a day. Woolf composer and suffragist who observed that ‘the old fires of wrote the movement’s theme Sapphism are burning for the last time’. tune, March of They were the Women. Dame Ethel Smyth actually an inShe served two ferno: Smyth months in Holtold Woolf, ‘I loway Prison have never for suffragette loved anyone activities and so much…’. conducted felBut Woolf low convicts was not won with a toothover: ‘It is like brush as they being caught took marched by a crab’, through the she wrote. gaol. Her first Smyth setopera, The tled for close Wreckers, was friendship: championed by ‘The fact is conductor Thomas Beecham, who included it you have to take what you can in his first Covent Garden sea- get of Virginia’, she wryly observed. son in 1910. The ‘flames’ burned themWhen Virginia Woolf’s influential essay A Room of One’s selves out, though they were Own was published in 1929, fanned at least once a year Smyth wrote to the author, when the two women would praising the work and request- have a major row, and vow ing that they meet. The encoun- never to speak again. However, ter finally took place at Woolf’s their friendship continued until London home on February Woolf’s suicide in 1941; Smyth 20 1930, where she was con- died in 1944, aged 86.

Stars with Russell Grant ?FIFJ:FG<J9P Aries - 21 March - 20 April

13 FEB - 27 FEB

It might feel at times as if you can’t put a foot right. This problematic period will pass just as quickly as it appeared. Towards the end of February events or a conversation will fill you with inner strength and a new sense of purpose.

Taurus - 21 April - 21 May You’re starting to see a friend or colleague in a new and different light. The coming days and weeks will fill you with a growing confidence and optimism helping you overcome recent self doubts and boosting your hopes for the future.


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With imminent change ahead, you will keep a tight rein on what is and what could be yours in the future. Keep your feet firmly on the ground and don’t lose sight of the ultimate goals and ambitions you have set for yourself.

WITH HIS trademark cowboy hat, Eliades Ochoa will be performing a mix of new and old hits in the Concert Hall in Brighton Thu 26 Feb at 8pm. Ochoa is one of the most instantly recognisable figures from the Buena Vista Social Club album and film and he’s not known as the Cuban Johnny Cash for nothing! one80news has a pair ot tickets for this fantastic gig plus a Buena Vista Social Club CD for one lucky winner, plus CDs for two runners up. To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question:

Libra - 24 September - 23 October

Who was president of Cuba until 2008?

Life should really start to get going now. The future suddenly looks exciting and brighter. Opportunities are coming your way but it will be just as important to take time out for rest and relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle.

a) Fidel Castro b) Raul Castro c) Cheryl Cole

Gemini - 22 May - 21 June Someone has been scheming and manipulating others - the question you’re faced with now is how do you deal with it? It may mean ending ties or past long term commitments when you no longer trust the people you are with.

Cancer - 22 June - 23 July Events now mark an important milestone of your life. The coming days and weeks will see you making a string of decisions that are definitely going to change your life for the better and the lives of those nearest and dearest to you.

Leo - 24 July - 23 August An intimate relationship becomes more intense. Friends will fill you with plenty of joy and laughter and if a surprising turn of events adds a touch of spice to your world you will be happy to jump at the chance of doing something new.

Virgo - 24 August - 23 September

Scorpio - 24 October - 22 November New work and leisure interests take off at the same time. Choices must be made and you need to explore yourself and your capabilities, and work out what your deepest desires, desires, aims and ambitions really are.

Sagittarius - 23 November - 21 December You need to sharpen your wits to iron out some complicated areas of your life. Romance is especially confusing. What seemed straightforward has turned into a complex web of intrigue. Something you thought you could control over runs off the rails; don’t allow this to affect your emotions.


Capricorn - 22 December - 20 January A tough few days look likely on the fiscal front. Change is on the horizon. Money that is due to you for work done, a grant, inheritance or bonus is winging its way in your direction and your financial fortunes are changing for the better.


Pisces - 20 February - 20 March

Text a Psychic - Text BRI followed by your question to 86600. Each text reply costs £1.50, plus your usual network charge. Speak to one of Russell’s hand chosen Psychics - call 0906 539 0740. Calls cost £1.50/min from a BT Landline. Calls recorded 18+ RGA Po Box 322, WA15 8YL

Something is brewing and you feel it in the air. You must take the initiative now and start moulding events to your own liking and if that means treading on a few toes and completely changing plans then so be it.

Aquarius - 21 January - 19 February

A project recently started could prove more problem packed than planned for. You might wonder whether it’s worth the bother. A little time taken to consider new approaches may be all you need to turn the situation back in your favour.




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CONGRATULATIONS TO last issue’s competition winners! Mary Fisher, Deborah Dee and John Pearce won Barb Jungr tickets and CDs, Mark Mills won an exclusive Days goodie bag and Michael Wray won tickets to see Swan Lake at the Theatre Royal. Well done to all our winners - enjoy your prizes!






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