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A Magazine Ready For The New Era EDITOR’S LETTER TO YOU Welcome to issue one of 88 Magazine
(seeing as though nobody can go out) but
- a brand new creation from the team
future issues will be available in print too.
Studio. It’s our first foray into the world of magazines
Over the last few weeks, businesses up and
so we’d encourage you to feedback. This
down the country have faced challenges
magazine has been created for everyone in
like never before. Some have sadly had
our community - if there’s something you
to cease trading, some are on the brink of
want to see in the next issue, let us know
shutting down, and pretty much all of them,
and we’ll see what we can do. We’d like
us included, are having to change how they
to acknowledge our magazine peers who
do business to try and make things work.
have supported us wholeheartedly with this idea - we look forward to collaborating
88 has been borne from that. We want
with you all further in the coming months.
to provide a platform for readers and businesses other
Finally, I want to end my first editor’s
letter with a massive thank you to my
Drunk Animal crew. You have moved
when the real world gets a bit frisky.
mountains to make this happen in little
over a week, and I have never been prouder. In this issue, you’ll find a range of content for our lifestyles that have drastically
changed over the last few weeks. 88 explores everything you need in your life right now; lifestyle, entertainment,
business, music, art, education, health and fitness. The initial issue will be digital only
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Content That Ignites Ideas
City Sleeps: A Look At An Empty NYC (08) Getting Arty in Aarhus (20) Turning Isolation Into Motivation (30) Clear Your Conscience: Ethical Clothing (44) On Review: Album, Series/Film, Book (54) Put A Focal On Our Local (62)
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City Sleeps: A Look At The Empty NYC Streets Amid The Virus WORDS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A desolate Times Square still lit up with
iconic span. Efforts to contain the spread
no one on the streets. The usually bustling
of the coronavirus have completely
Grand Central Terminal empty, except for
altered the usual New Yorker way
a lone traveller. Only a few people
of life, grinding the “city that never
snapping selfies on the Brooklyn Bridge,
sleeps” to a halt in the last few weeks
instead of the horde of commuters and
after it became one of the nation’s
tourists that usually venture across the
epicenters for the fast-spreading virus.
Nearly 4,000 people have been hospitalised in the state with the virus and 2468 have died, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. More than 92,000 have tested positive statewide, including 9,000 in New York City. The handful people still roaming around the streets will become even fewer starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, order all to
gatherings of individuals of any size or for any reason have also
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been cancelled or postponed. the
one in sight. Once-packed subway
cars had only a few passengers,
almost all wearing face masks.
The Charging Bull, a popular
And a row of Broadway theaters
tourist attraction near the Stock
were still illuminated even though
Exchange normally surrounded
they are shuttered until mid-April,
by tourists, stood alone with no
a sign that the show will go on.
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Going from the City that never sleeps, to one we canâ€™t escape.
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Maintaining A Healthy Distance, Balancing Between Work Life And Home Life WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Avoid that “Work Creep”. And
your mind is much easier to do
by work creep, we don’t mean
when working in an office away
that one weird co-worker that
from home for many reasons. It
is in every office - and if you
creates an important physical
don’t have one - well we hate
to break it to you! No, we use
helps your brain understand
this term to describe falling into
when to work and when to rest.
the trap of working overtime which cuts into your hometime,
In an office, you are surrounded
which is especially easy to do
people and have a place dedicated
Home is your zen. At 5 O’clock,
Simple senses can also help
you pack up your desk, turn
your brain associate where to
off your computer, drive home
put your attention such as the
to your family and (hopefully)
background noise of co-workers,
switch out of work mode for
the views around your desk
the evening. However, relaxing
and even the smell of the office.
So, how can we create this haven
If you don’t have an office, try and
of focus and make sure you work
set up a mini office in an area away
conducting video calls in your
your hours productively so you
from where the family relaxes,
pyjamas and pouring yourself
can put the laptop away at 5 O’
this may be the dining table, the
a glass of wine in the afternoon
clock without that guilty feeling?
hallway or even your bedroom.
Wherever you choose, make it The first step is to create an
as office-like as possible, set up
It can be quite easy to get sucked
environment away from the rest
your space like your desk in the
into work when you are in the
of the house that you can dissociate
office with your desktop, notepad,
zone, however it is important to
from homelife, where the thought
phone, a comfortable chair and
remember that you still need to
of popping away to put a quick
anything else you may need -
get up every 30 minutes to stretch
wash on is eliminated. This is best
maybe a cut-out of your manager
and generally move. Whether
done in a room where you can lock
you stay within your space or go
Use your time efficiently and effectively at home and avoid “Work Creep”
into the garden for some fresh air, space,
it is best to make sure you move
the first few days will require
in an area that gives you that
discipline as you get into the habit
breathing time, but maintains that
of making this your focal area, we
clear disassociation from home.
need your brain to associate this new space with your old office.
It is also important to follow
Resist the temptation of popping
the routine of work with your
out for anything home related,
lunch time, whether it is 30
if possible, and try to only leave
minutes or one hour. It can be
yourself away (hide) from your
the desk for things you would
very tempting to work through
children and any distractions,
leave the desk for in the office, i.e
this time when you are at home
however that isn’t always possible.
toilet breaks, a coffee and lunch.
however, to maintain the balance
while at home, especially for
you? See any tasks after 5:30pm
your current task, save it, safely
this unpredictable timescale, it is
as Jerry. Hold your ground and
switch off your equipment and
important to pick a time everyday
say to yourself, “no, it can wait”.
run away from any Jerry’s.
the office and socialise.. Yes, that
You may feel like you are being
means you can rejoin the family,
productive, but then you may
put your feet up and enjoy the ease
decide to start work later the next
of working from home and being
day to make up for yesterday’s
near your close ones (if you want
time, you end up working late
to - we won’t judge!). But be sure
again still and you end up in a
to have a nutritious meal and be
cycle with no routine where
back at your desk at the dedicated
anxiety and stress can set in.
time to carry on your work.
Restrictions are important for
where you can step away from
your mental health, you can Now, this next part is very
avoid this by setting an alarm for
important, you have the option
10 minutes before you usually
of working half an hour longer
finish work so you can finish up
than usual if you need to, but cap it at that! Any more than half an hour and ‘Work Creep’ will take a hold of you. This is where you lose track of time as you’re working hard, suddenly look up and notice it is 7pm. Imagine it like this, you’re in your office, it strikes 5pm and you start packing your stuff up, then Jerry from accounting comes in and asks you to work the next 2 or 3 hours for him. You would walk away wouldn’t
Create a space similar to your office away from the family
Set your dedicated start, end and lunch time
Make sure you move every 30 minutes
Use your lunch time to socialise and relax
No daytime wine (although we won’t tell!)
Going Digital: Moving online with minimal disruption WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE It’s fair to say that the business
If you’re selling products or
or bogged down with information
landscape is undergoing immense
services remotely, how accessible
changes at the moment on a scale
are they to your customers? While
at how you can simplify and
that is difficult to wrap your head
your online presence may have
streamline things to make the
around. Every industry has been
been an afterthought in the past,
user journey a pleasant one.
affected by Covid-19, and most
it has now become your main
have identified a need to rapidly
tool for selling and for connecting
change how they do business, both
with your target audience. Make
internally and publicly, if they are
sure your brand voice is clear and
to survive and move forward in
that your messaging is consistent.
a position of strength. While the
This is vital. Without a clear voice
last twenty years has seen the
you can’t expect people to buy
majority of businesses creating
into your business. Your website
an online presence, the need for
and social media channels may be
effective websites, social media
in need of some TLC. Make sure
and networking tools have never
they reflect your brand, and that
been greater than they are today.
the content on there is relevant. If you need to clear out some old
In order to move your business
posts, don’t be afraid to do so.
into a digital realm effectively and efficiently, it’s important
Take a close look at the user
journey, from attracting visitors
DO YOU HAVE A PUBLIC FACING DIGITAL PRESENCE, AND IF YOU DO, HOW DOES THAT LOOK AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
to your website via social media, through to placing an order on your website or making contact with you. If this journey is complicated
DO YOU HAVE THE TOOLS REQUIRED TO ALLOW YOUR STAFF TO BE PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY? Thousands
quickly discovered that the job they absolutely had to be in the office to do just a few weeks ago is perfectly possible from their home office or laptop. While home-working suits many people and can in some cases increase productivity, many can find it frustrating and difficult to keep up the same level of work, away from the office. As a business owner or team leader (or indeed a freelancer) it’s your job to make sure you and your employees have all of the tools required to make remote working not just
possible, but more effective. Dropbox or something similar to share files is usually an essential, while finding the right customer relationship management (CRM) system can take a little more time. There are a huge range of project management tools that allow teams to connect and stay on top of tasks and projects. The key is finding the right ones for you. Best case, you will have already been using something like Basecamp, Asana, Hubspot or Zoho to manage your projects and can simply continue to utilise these. If you do need to experiment to find the right one (and it really is horses for courses when it comes to finding the right tool) most offer a free trial period for you to experiment.
IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO LOOK BEYOND ‘SURVIVAL’ AND EXPLORE THE
POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH? Ok, so you’ve survived. Your team is working remotely and you’re on top of your projects. Your clients are happy and your business looks to have successfully moved to remote working. Now it’s time to see if you can develop that further and actually push for business growth. Look for opportunities to grow into new areas or look at how your current customers have had to adapt. Does the increased number of people working from home create new opportunities for you? How about the increase of delivery services? Employment, education, financing and entertainment have all been affected in a monumental way. Now is the time for you to start looking at this as an opportunity to come out on the other side a stronger and more resilient business.
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How To Get The Flexibility You Want With The Job Clarity You Need WORDS BY ELLA STOCKDALE Today more than ever people are
to what help might be available.
opportunity and to think that
looking to the job market to provide
It’s true that this pandemic was
everything else can be worked
unforeseen, but if crises serve
out at a later date. However,
variety of circumstances, rather
any purpose, it is to remind us
this tendency to put off difficult
than being fixed in a full-time
to prepare for the unexpected.
uncertainty and potential conflict. So, how do you keep the benefits
Whether it’s having multiple
of flexibility and gain the security
In the absence of negotiation,
that comes with knowing where
what is left is assumption which is
many are choosing not to mould
you stand? However you work,
often the starting point of dispute.
there are a few simple steps you
Negotiations are not always easy
need to take to know where you
conversations, but they don’t
stand when you need it the most.
need to be exhausting either. If
Yet during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis we are seeing how little
handled in a direct and upfront
clarity some people have over
their employment status – are
Every new role or piece of work
they PAYE employees, part-time,
should begin with a negotiation,
a discussion about what each
Make sure your future employer
now know that employment
side expects. In the early stages
status means a lot when it comes
it is easy to feel grateful for the
require and how you expect it to be
accommodated. If you expect
this. Do not sign contracts that
do not reflect the actual position.
can finish an online course,
Contracts are a tool for clarity
make sure this is expressed.
vague. For example, I have seen In return, your employer should also make it clear what their
employment contracts that state
expectations are. In the above
working hours from 6am to midnight Monday –Sunday. This
example, if they are willing to
is alarmingly broad and offers
accommodate Tuesday morning
no clarity about when someone
except when you are expected to
is expected to work. Ensure that your contract is detailed, and
cover Susie’s annual leave, this
also needs to be expressed so that you don’t suddenly find yourself
Contracts are just as important
on a rota when you didn’t expect it.
self-employed people. Retainer contracts give clarity over what
It is always good practise to put these negotiations in writing
and email is the perfect format
when they are to be provided.
for this. Email is impersonal,
During time of crisis, such as the
allows for a back and forth
COVID-19, service providers with
flow of dialogue, and gives a
retainer contracts in place will
good written document of the
not see their entire income vanish
conversation. Even if something
has been discussed and is agreed
retainer fee acts is a regular source
in person, it is vital to send a
of income to cushion the blow.
confirmation email to sum up the agreement and acceptance.
Not putting a contract in place
but it is not addressed. Breaches
rarely benefits you. Contracts
can be as simple as one page and
are easily found online. Their
often come to a head when
main requirement is that they has
something unrelated occurs. The
been agreed. If you are unable
litany of breaches that then comes
to work every Thursday then
spilling out does so in a way that
make sure the contract reflects
is not healthy to the relationship.
is broken it needs to be dealt with immediately. During your conversation, stick to the point and only address the breach at hand - do not use it as an opportunity to try to resolve every issue you have! Done in this way the conversation will respect and support the relationship and foster
Taking responsibility yourself to make sure these tips are followed will give you more clarity over the boundaries of your role and
3. ENFORCE Many problems start when one
When part or all of an agreement
reduce your stress. Less stress and uncertainty allows you to focus on what is important, doing what you do best and having the flexibility to make it fit around your lifestyle. Ella Stockdale is a HR expert based in East Yorkshire. For help
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Getting Arty In Aarhus WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE We may be in lockdown, our holidays
Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus,
may have been cancelled, but that’s
offers a vibrant art and cultural scene
not stopping us from being hopeful
making it an excellent choice for an “art-
house” weekend away. Its heady mixture
number one recommendation for when
of old-world charm, vibrant social life and
lockdown is lifted is Aarhus - in our
rich beautiful scenery, make the perfect
opinion, its quite simply, breathtaking.
ingredients for a relaxing city break.
Aarhus is situated on the East
Coast of Jutland and combines
impressed by Aarhus’s recent and
a blend of Scandinavian charm,
European style and Jutlandic
the Aros Museum of Modern
humour. Retaining its status from
Art. Opened in 2004, this striking
the 70s as Denmark’s “City of
modernist white building has
Music”, Aarhus has continued to
put Aarhus firmly on the map
grow its well-deserved reputation
as a city of art and culture.
for nurturing and supporting the arts with theatres, museums,
One of the largest and most
popping up throughout the city.
museums in Northern Europe,
modern galleries and handicraft
The picturesque streets of the
Aros Museum of Modern Art
workshops, showcase an inspiring
inner city have a tempting cafe
houses the largest collection of art
collection of works from world-
scene, while there is also an
in Denmark outside Copenhagen.
renowned to young contemporary
array of good restaurants and
The collection spans some 300
artists. Covering everything from
an opportunity to relax in some
years, from traditional Danish
paintings, ceramics, glass and
of the cosiest pubs in Europe.
to contemporary international
textiles to handmade jewellery,
Whether you go shopping in
works of art. Ever evolving, the
the city’s main thoroughfare or
by the artists providing the
in the narrow, winding alleys
on the roof, “Sky Space” by the
unique opportunity to meet the
of the Latin Quarter, you are
Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, is
person behind the works of art.
sure to be spoilt for choice.
due to open within the next year or two.
If museums are more your thing
In addition to this art
However, if less static art is more to your liking, you won’t
range of restaurants, cafes and bars,
weekend escape to have your fill of art in a city that is sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. For more information on Aarhus go
to suit all tastes and ages. For a
throughout the various concert
real treat, book a prime seat in
halls, music venues and local cafes,
the lavishly adorned Aarhus
Aarhus caters to a wide variety
Theatre, with its extravagantly
of music lovers with everything
decorated interior, or in one of
from opera and jazz to rock and
the eight auditoriums at the
hip-hop. Building on its standing
city’s sparkling palace-like glass
as the “City of Music”, Aarhus
Concert Hall, Musikhuset Aarhus.
also plays host to a number acclaimed
With so much to see and do, an
festivals including the popular
excellent way of experiencing all
SPOT festival in June, Aarhus
the arts is to stay during Aarhus
International Jazz Festival in July
Festival Week. Running from
and Scandinavia’s largest hip hop
mid-August to the first week
festival ‘Aarhus Took It’ in October.
in September, the festival is
themed differently each year and Once your thirst for music has
covers everything from theatre
been quenched, why not check
out some of the theatre action that
and ballet to sport. Alternatively,
Aarhus has to offer? Choosing
in October, a condensed version,
what to see could be your biggest
problem though, as there are
Culture”, offers visitors the unique
more than 30 theatres in the
opportunity to visit buildings and
city offering a greatly varied and
institutions, which are normally
colourful theatrical programme.
closed to the public, to see a
From classical performances at the
selection of musical and theatre
Helsingor Theatreâ€” Denmark’s
performances, poetry readings
and art exhibitions all in one night.
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connected despite the quarantine
pandemic for many of us is the
is using these free video
isolation that comes from social
conferencing and video chat tools
distancing. We’re working
that have been around for years,
from home, not seeing friends
but you might have had little
in the evening, and generally
reason to try. Try them all and
trying to “air gap” ourselves to
find out which one works for you.
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A Creative Outlet At Home WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Illustrator
as simple drawing lessons. They
Kids just need to be given the
Calvin Innes believes strongly
were just a way of me showing kids
confidence to put pencil to paper.”
that drawing can be a uniquely
how to draw cartoons or comics.
Calvin has been uploading tutorial
build confidence, allows people
Over the years though, having
videos online for the last few
worked with so many children,
years and has recently seen them
encourages creativity. In fact
from all different backgrounds,
gain traction, due to the increased
he has spent much of the past
I’ve been able to see first hand
ten years exploring this idea
how much a simple thing like
as he has worked with almost
drawing a cartoon can help build
streaming tutorials and simple
200,000 children across the UK.
confidence and can become a
‘How To Draw’ videos have seen
His drawing classes not only
platform to express some really
thousands of people picking up
help children to learn new skills
exciting ideas. Often children can
their pencils and paper to join in.
struggle to articulate their ideas,
but as Calvin explains it, they
and some can especially struggle
Follow Calvin’s drawing lessons
can have a significant impact
when it comes to transferring
on social media and Youtube;
on a person’s mental health.
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words. Drawing, however, can “The classes I teach started out
open up a whole new world.
Stepping It Up: From Amateur To Pro Photographer WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Most snap-happy people take
like something you can do with
could find your images through
photos purely for the love of
a degree. Yet some of the best
social media and stock photo sites.
photographers in the world right
Platforms such as Instagram and
skill does have the potential
now are chosen for their style of
Unsplash should become your
shooting, NOT their academics.
first port of call for creating your
Below are some simple tasks that,
online personas. These sites are
Photography work isn’t in short
when done correctly, can help
a great tool for figuring out what
supply. There are a lot of people
you move forward in becoming
photos work, and what doesn’t.
out there who are in need of a good
They will help you refine your
photographer to capture their
style and shooting methods, whilst
son’s wedding, a news event, even
a celebrity photo shoot. It might
First things first. Our world is
seem like a dream job for any keen
forever changing, yet the desire
individuals across the World.
amateur photographer, yet it is a
for consuming visual content is
career that is in reach of those who
constantly growing. Being online
GETTING OUT THERE
are prepared to put the work in.
is the key to getting noticed. You
Like any new venture, marketing
can instantly show a potential
plays a huge role in the field of
client your work, or somebody
photography. Once you have the
Transforming from an amateur to a professional may only seem
also discovering new techniques engaging
basis of your business venture
may offer the prize of having an
photographs many times before
and feel confident in the style
apprenticeship under a world
someone uses one of them. Always
you want to sell, you need to
famous photographer. Others may
follow-up your submissions with
effectively market your services in
win you top notch photography
a friendly phone call or email
the most appropriate publications
equipment that you can put to good
and at exhibitions. Post as many
use or some much needed cash.
opinions. They might provide
you with some useful criticism.
business in as many places as
skills need to be matched with
a desire and competency to let
photojournalism, offer samples
budding paparazzi or freelance
people know about what you can
of your work to newspapers,
photojournalists is to work as
do, why they need your skills
magazines and photo agencies.
an apprentice and learn the
and why they should hire you.
Getting noticed for the first time is
trade from a pro. You might
the hardest step to take. When you
screw your nose up at carrying
offer samples of your work, you’re
around someone else’s camera
improving the chances that you’ll
equipment for a low wage, but
competitions is a good way of
get noticed by the people who
you have to start somewhere.
gaining a little exposure. Winning
matter. Don’t give up easily. You
Failing that, try and get yourself
a top photography competition
may need to email or send your
some studio work experience.
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Distracting Beasts And Where To Hide From Them WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE No school, no extracurricular
past, or you’ll grow increasingly
so we can claw back some sanity
worried about how long they
and that much needed isolation
can stare at a phone screen.
of our own? Here are some tips!
Alphas are those born from
atmosphere will Dr Jekyl and
2010, they haven’t just grown
Mr Hyde over the coming weeks
up with technology - they’ve
Sounds like a good synopsis for
as the feeling of claustrophobia
a psychological thriller right?
waves over your home. Boredom
in it since birth. Early in their
Depending on the age of your child
links heavily with the sense of
informative years, these children
/children, either going to the toilet
frustration, so how can we keep
on your own will be a thing of the
Gen Z and Gen Alphas entertained
may have never experienced.
soon writing code to transport a McDonalds
cheeseburger to the kitchen. They don’t consider technologies to be tools used to help achieve tasks, but rather as deeply integrated parts of everyday life. But can we put it to good use to fight against mind mush? Many organisations and celebrities are helping the fight by creating informative but entertaining content on their channels - and here are a few.
READING Comedian, actor, writer, and television personality David Walliams has been uploading free audio books for his readers everyday at 11am, bringing Gangsta Granny, Billionaire Boy and the rest of the gang to life. Find the links by visiting his social media pages on @World Of David Walliams.
Body Coach Joe Wicks has used his platform of fitness videos to create an extra segment which is child friendly. Get everyone together to burn off some steam with kids or adult workouts, of course depending on the age of your family. From 5 minutes to 30 minutes, there are plenty of videos to get the whole house moving.
Chester Zoo TV is filling their channel with adorable live videos and behind the scene footage around the animal enclosures during the isolation period. Sit back and listen to the zookeepers talk about the animals, see them in their day to day lives and watch mama and baby pandas play fighting (well, tumbling).
Our very own Director Calvin has a Youtube channel
perfect for unleashing your childs - or even your -
If your kids are between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, let Countdown legend Carol Vorderman teach the curriculum through videos and games.
creative freedom. ‘How to Draw Stuff with Calvin Innes’ is packed full of tutorials on sketching cartoon dragons and kangaroos, facial features and cityscapes.
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Home Workout: Turning Your Isolation, Into Motivation WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Turn the isolation into motivation to
move the next day, the key to getting
look good for that (garden) vacation.
the best results is to be consistent.
Much to contrary belief, you can still
It is also important to make sure you
achieve that Summer body when stuck
are drinking plenty of water and eating
inside.. No seriously! Simply walking up
healthy during these more sendentary
and down the stairs for five minutes can
times. If you don’t have time to cook,
build up a sweat, and it will be doing a
and you can’t convince anyone else
lot more good than you think. And no,
you don’t need to go completely crazy
every day to the point where you can’t
FOOD GROUPS It may be obvious which foods to avoid and which to love, however sometimes we do need
VEGETABLES MEN WOMEN
EAT ON OCCASION TRANS FATS PROCESSED FOODS REFINED SUGAR
a treat and that is completely fine in moderation. When eaten
2 cupped hands 1 cupped hand
guilty and enjoy your vices, but
scoffing those last two biscuits
Portioning is also a key element
just to finish the pack is not
when we aren’t as active as
normal. The rule per serving is
occasionally, you mustn’t feel
EAT FREELY & OFTEN MEAT, FISH POULTRY & EGGS FRUIT AND VEG OILS, NUTS AND SEEDS HERBS AND SPICES EXERCISE ENERGY GRAINS LEGUMES AND PULSES DAIRY PRODUCTS
dependent on how often you eat, your weight/ calories needed and how active you are, however the general guideline is:
TIME TO GET MOVING! Before we get started, we know you have been sitting around all day, so here are some warm up stretches to relieve any tension in your body and warm you up.
Triangle Pose x 5 each side
Reverse/Forward Lunges x 20
Whether you are a gymaholic or just want to move, these positions can be done by anyone, if you want to vary the difficulty just make some subtle changes.
Plank x 30 seconds Glute Bridges x 10 (hold for a few seconds at the top and squeeze those cheeks!)
After your workout, your body will be craving water and protein,
Now we are a bit warmed up, here is a simple full body Cat/Camel x10
workout you can do in the garden or living room. Remember to alter your position so it feels correct yet tough, if you feel a strain anywhere, move around slightly until it feels comfortable.
Tabletop to Downdog x 10
Child Pose x 20 seconds (focus on slow, deep breaths)
so make sure to drink plenty of water and have either a protein shake, or find some in food. Tip: you can find plenty of protein in Greek yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese, or even beef jerky!
KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER: •
Drink plenty of water
Put the cake down
Body Weight Squats x 20
Jump Squats x 10 Lunge to Warrior x 5 each side
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addictive. Just like a drug, it’s
Dr Jones recommends taking
such as Facebook and Instagram
designed to trigger reward
smaller steps to mitigate your
have profoundly changed the
centres in your brain every
habits. “I think it’s a problem
time you see a notification on
when people start too big. Start
and socialise as a society. Mental
your phone or a like on your
somewhere, where there’s the
health experts, researchers and
latest Instagram post. And this is
least resistance”. Examples of
other pros are voicing concerns
why the cold-turkey approach
small steps to help break your
on how our social-media obsessed
sometimes won’t cut it (or will be
addiction include turning off
society can cause more harm
so tough you’ll give up).
notifications, turning off vibrate,
and using a feature on your
than we may have guessed. On a deeper level, these social
phone that monitors how much
But is quitting social media (even
media companies know exactly
time you spend on social apps.
for a few days) a good idea and can
what they are doing from a
it really help you in the long term?
neurological perspective. What
“Something I’ve personally found
Find out why taking a break
they’re doing is called intermittent
from social media is not enough
reinforcement -- it’s what casinos
boundaries around my own social
to change your health, and how
do too with slot machines. And it’s
media use is implementing “cut-
to make your social media use
the same with swiping on Tinder
off” times for my phone. Starting
better for your mental health.
around 9 p.m., I won’t check social
The addiction is the reward
media and I won’t look at it again
pathway, it’s a dopamine hit!
until after 7:30 or 8 a.m. the next
WHY SIMPLY QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA ISN’T ENOUGH
day. While I’m not totally avoiding
First, it’s important to keep in
Instead of totally quitting your
mind that social media is literally
social media, health professional
using it, I feel like this time
frame helps me feel much more
and not talking to each other.
centred and positive, not reactive and
Besides lack of engagement and presence around family, friends
CONSIDER WHY YOU CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA
creates feelings of envy, which is
While checking your phone and
also negative for mental health.
social media throughout the day
“People are displaying filtered
seems normal, it’s a habit that
versions of life, which is not
we sometimes don’t realise may
healthy, it’s very unrealistic,”
be compensating for something
Health professional Mrs Jones says.
else. According to Jones, people often use social media as a form of escape from an uncomfortable feeling like boredom, loneliness
USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TO BUILD BETTER SOCIAL MEDIA HABITS
it will take a few weeks for the new habit to set in. It’s totally
Using an app or Apple’s Screen
normal to sit down to read and
Time feature on your phone is
feel the urge to check social
a good first step for being more
media for a while. But, it’s best
do to escape a feeling that has
mindful of your social media
to commit to your routine and
usage. You may be surprised how
try not to break it (even if it’s just
So a lot of people will turn to
much time scrolling Instagram
“no social media after 9 p.m.”)
social media to escape a feeling
can add up. It can be helpful to
for at least three to four weeks.
of boredom, loneliness, wasting
evaluate this time and choose
time - whatever feeling they
something more positive and
From a behavioural point of
want to escape. The life-damaging
intentional you’d rather fill your
view, doing something for three
consequences of social media
time with (like reading, working
weeks or at least 21 days will
addiction is that you are not
out, or spending time with
allow you to form a new habit.
present and as engaged with
friends in real life, well in real life
You really are rewiring a certain
life,” Jones said. To see this in
via a webcam!).
part of your brain when you try
or another negative emotion. “Addiction
it. It’s helpful to add in a positive
real life, just look around next time you’re out at dinner and chances are you’ll see a table of people staring at their phones
If you decide to fill your former
activity, instead of just telling
social media time with a new
yourself or others that you’re
activity, for example reading,
cutting down on social media. The
behaviour is to do more of it. So instead of saying, ‘I’m not going to do social media’, you can say ‘I’m working on being more present.’ So you want to be affirming healthy, positive things that you’re doing”.
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stores, applied to a rag. Wipe the
silencing creaking floorboards.
rag along the tracks, and soon
DOOR HINGES One of the most irritating things in life is a squeaky door hinge. Simply spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to make sure the liquid is worked in, and you should be set. No WD-40? No worries, rubbing petroleum jelly in can also do the trick.
SQUEAKY FLOOR Although
what a little talcum powder
you’ll have smooth runnings
again. This works whether the
Mix equal measures of cream
tracks are metal, wood or plastic.
of tartar with baking soda and
enough lemon juice so that a paste forms. Rub this into the stain with a cloth, allow around half an hour for it to sit, and then rinse thoroughly with water.
JAMMED SLIDING WINDOWS AND DOORS Use
Place the offending cushion(s) outside in the midday sun for a few hours, turning them over as you would a piece of meat halfway through. Thanks to the evaporation of any moisture stored inside the cushions should start
plumping up, providing there’s
available from all good hardware
some life in the old pillow yet.
Creating A Greener & Healthier Home WORDS BY AVENUE 555 Most of us are concerned about
Unbeknownst to most of us, we
choose from that are suitable
the effect that we are having on
have for years, been filling our
our planet and do our bit towards
homes with potentially toxic
washable, durable and, as they
reducing our carbon footprint.
materials that are not only harmful
are completely non-toxic, they
in their manufacture and use to
regularly and have given up using
the planet, but also to ourselves
quality in your home. These
plastic bags for shopping, opting
when placed in our homes.
natural paints are also very kind
to the environment in general.
instead for the much nicer reusable bags. Our cars are checked
annually for emissions and new
environment and enhance your
For flooring, look for the carpets
models are far more efficient and
quality of life, use green eco-
made from natural plant fibres or
friendly decor and furnishings. By
wool. Other carpets are produced
good, basic steps in trying to make
choosing these readily available
using materials derived from
our world a better place to live
products you can greatly enhance
petroleum which is a pollutant;
in, but are we doing enough? Do
the air quality in your home which
most of us will have noticed the
we give as much thought to what
is obviously good for your health.
chemical smell coming from a
damage we may inadvertently be doing to our health by our choice decor
newly laid conventional carpet. When re-decorating use paints
This is not the case with those
that are chemical, heavy metal
made from natural fibres, which
and volatile organic compound
produce no pollutants during
(VOC) free. There are plenty to
either manufacture or daily use
and are far healthier for your
fortunately, a few glues which
family to walk, sit or crawl on.
If your preference is for wood
Cabinets made from bamboo
flooring, there is now a wide range
are becoming popular because
of boards made from sustainable
of their attractive finish and the
woods such as bamboo and cork.
sustainability of the bamboo.
In your kitchen, go for countertops
In the garden, for lighting a
made from recycled materials
such as crushed stones, glass or
choose the now common solar
porcelain rather than ones made
lights which come in various
designs and sizes and give off
which need toxic adhesives and
sufficient light for these outdoor
chemicals to fit them. Kitchen
cabinets have generally been
features are both attractive and
With just a little research and
made from synthetic wood and the
energy saving. Not only are
thought we can all take a step
glues used in their construction
these products free to run, but
further forward in protecting our
there are no cables or cords lying
family and our planet next time
toxic vapours. There are now,
around your garden or patio.
we re-decorate or do some DIY.
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2020 Changed Everything, So Why Not Your Wardrobe? WORDS BY KATHERINE SAXON Fill your wardrobe with a clear conscience with
stores. 1. You don’t know any ethical clothing
As the number of problems plaguing the
stores, so you’re not sure where to shop.
fashion industry surface, the number of buyers seeking to make a change is on the
2. Being ethical is cool, but some
rise. Reckless pollution, unethical labour,
and animal cruelty have led to the creation
your hard-earned fashionable image.
of a new type of buyer: ‘the conscious consumers’ that vote with their wallets. However, in
3. Don’t know who to trust? Brands and with free
marketplaces unsustainable, with
Fill your wardrobe with a clear conscience with these ethical clothing stores.
WARDROBE OF TOMORROW ETHICAL DESIGNER FASHION (UK-BASED)
BEAD & REEL - MINDFUL SHOP (USA - WORLD SHIPPING)
Unisex, women, men.
As the name suggests, the store is dedicated
All labels are highly curated for both product
designers and their innovative cruelty-free and
aesthetic and their commitment to cruelty-free,
sustainable designer fashion. I emphasise on the
sustainable fashion. Moreover, in comparison to
word ‘dedicated exclusively’ as the team rejects any
Wardrobe of Tomorrow which focuses on high-end
brands that are not cruelty-free and sustainable yet.
designer fashion only, this marketplace includes
homeware, bath and beauty and products for kids.
incredibly high prices. For example, there’s a
dress on here that sells for almost 50,000 euros.
ECOTURE - ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION MARKETPLACE (AUSTRALIA - WORLD SHIPPING)
GATHER AND SEE - ETHICAL FASHION RETAILER (UK-BASED)
Bringing ethical brands together in one platform
Launched in 2014 and branded as an ethical
clothing store, this online marketplace has a
curated selection of sustainable fashion labels.
GENDER: Women, men.
Despite not being marketed as a vegan marketplace,
Ecoture has no products of animal origin. Moreover,
contrary to the Immaculate Vegan marketplace
an upscale wardrobe with a clean conscience.
presented above, all brands on Ecoture are cruelty-
While the brands on this marketplace are not
free or vegan, so you have my total respect for that!
that known, the offering of zero waste, organic,
Another positive is the number of products and
ethical, and recycled products is quite alright.
types available. It has accessories, cosmetics,
shoes, wallets, far more products than most sustainable
THE BAD: Most and
Animal farming on an industrial scale is one of the biggest environmental polluters of all times. Add to that all skin tanneries and the toxic
chemicals they use to make leather, and you get
how damaging leather in fashion is. Imagine our surprise when we discovered Veja, a label that has
1. All sustainable and cruelty-free fashion labels are
made a reputation as being vegan, is found to be
cheap. Do I want to be perceived as a cheap person by
using leather soon after it gained global recognition.
my peers? No, so I won’t shop those discounted brands. 2. The name of the marketplace should change to ‘Discounted Vegan Products’ or something similar. It’ll be far more relevant for consumers seeking fashion deals, regardless if sustainable and vegan or not.
Essential Tips For Beard Maintenance WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Not everybody is blessed with
3. Trimmer guard lengths can,
6. And if you mess up? Well,
viking heritage. But those who
and will, change from one
at least you can’t go out
are, it can be tough keeping
device to the next. It’s on you
anywhere for anybody to see!
your friendly face fuzz in check.
to remember which guard
During these isolated times, it
length you like on your device,
KEEPING THAT BEARD SOFT
gives us time to try and test new
and glue that to memory.
The phrase “you are what you eat” plays one of the most vital
things to get that beard game as strong as possible for when
4. Trim your beard when it’s
parts of your beard. If you don’t
we can finally step foot outside!
dry, since this is how it’s
feed it anything, it turns brittle,
going to look when you
and starts scratching. (This is how
finally stride out of your
beard itch happens.) The best
way to avoid this is to routinely
5 BEARD TRIMMING TIPS 1. If
length you want, be sure to
apply beard oils, conditioning
start with a higher guard
5. Finally - slowly does it!
head and work your way
Trimming your own beard
to the whiskers—of any length.
down in small increments.
can seem like an acrobatic
They hydrate and soften them,
whilst keeping them from
creams, and nourishing balms
2. Use a beard comb to coach
hands and mirroring both
frizzing and flying every which
everything into place. Snip
sides. Follow the above, and
way. As well as this, they prevent
you should have it in no time.
beard dandruff (Yes, your beard
out or hang over your lips.
can get dandruff!).
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Top 5 Men’s Fashion Trends of 2020 WORDS BY FASHIONBEANS
TAILORING & KNITWEAR
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Texture and layering are two of the pillars
It’s tricky to say what this era will be remembered
of advanced dressing, and they’re both integral
trend-wise without the benefit of hindsight, but if
to one of 2020’s hottest tailoring trends. Suiting
we were going to put money on it, we’d say that 2020
worn with knitwear was everywhere over the
will go down as the year that function went fashion.
last 12 months, marking another step in the
Pockets are plentiful, the biggest names in fashion
general loosening up of dress codes across the
are playing with technical fabrics, and your bird-
board. Stuffy shirts were replaced with fine-
watching uncle’s street cred is at an all-time high.
gauge rollnecks, fisherman beanies were teamed up with unstructured blazers and statement
This isn’t just any old trend, though, it is one
crewnecks lent simple suits a fresh lease of life.
that will actually make our lives easier. Because, let’s face it, a Gore-Tex hardshell is always going
It’s more than just a fleeting trend, though.
to hold up better in the rain than a wool peacoat.
This simple style move looks set to become a
This considered, we’ll definitely be continuing
staple of modern menswear and is something
to wear our outdoor-inspired garb into the
that exudes the sort of timeless appeal needed
new season and we’d suggest you do the same.
to carry it into a new year and beyond.
Form-hugging fits had been on their way out for a
For several years, the overarching trend in men’s
while but 2019 was the year that really finished
footwear fashion has been marked by a move
them off. From baggy denim to Chandler Bing-
away from minimalism and simplicity, and towards
approved oversized tailoring, loose cuts crept
OTT styling and bulkiness. The rise of maximalism
from the fringes of fashion and into mainstream
has been most evident in the sneaker world, but
menswear, marking a sartorial shift that looks
2019 saw it take hold of our boots and brogues, too.
set to continue long into the next decade. The commando sole is formal footwear’s answer It was a breath of fresh air for both our
to chunky sneaker madness. It’s bold and bulky,
wardrobes and our spuds as spray-on legwear
and has a way of completely altering the overall
disappeared almost entirely – replaced instead
look of a shoe. Everything from classic Chelsea
by straight-leg, relaxed and wide-leg fits – and
boots to dressy Derbies received the thick-
boxy ’90s-inspired outerwear reigned supreme.
tread treatment over the course of the last year, and with those rugged soles offering increased
traction in wintery conditions, this is one of those rare trends that’s as practical as it is stylish.
As sun-drenched strolls home from the office mutate into dark, frigid commutes in torrential rain, sneakerheads all over the world are faced with a horrifying choice: to ruin their most prized possessions in the adverse weather or, perhaps even worse, to consider wearing footwear other than sneakers for the next couple of months. Thankfully, 2020 and its taste for functional fashion brought with it a solution to this age-old seasonal conundrum: Gore-Tex sneakers…and plenty of them. From Nike to New Balance, every trainer brand worth its salt was experimenting with the waterproof fabric this year and we still can’t get enough of it.
Our Favourite Netflix Originals Of 2020 SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER The
MONEY HEIST A criminal mastermind who
goes by “The Professor” has
a plan to pull off the biggest
heist in recorded history -- to
Madam C.J. Walker who
print billions of euros in the
built a haircare empire that
Royal Mint of Spain. To help
made her America’s first
him carry out the ambitious
female self-made millionaire.
plan, he recruits eight people
with certain abilities and Did
EPISODES - 4 DRAMA
daughter, Octavia Spencer and
are only 7 years apart.
who have nothing to lose.
EPISODES - 31 ACTION, CRIME, MYSTERY
Did you know: The Spanish TV
watched non-English show on Netflix to its release.
TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS A rivalry between big cat eccentrics turn
Spenser (Mark Wahlberg)
- an ex-cop - just got out of
park boss, is caught in
prison, when two of Spenser’s
former colleagues turn up
murdered, he recruits Hawk
EPISODES - 7 DOCUMENTARY, CRIME
Did you know: Midway
meet Jeff Lowe, a fellow
Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to
help him investigate and
who in 2007 was sued by
bring the culprits to justice.
RUN TIME: 91 MINS ACTION, COMEDY, CRIME
Did you know: This film is Post Malone’s feature film debut.
A FALL FROM GRACE Meet a new kind of action hero.
ex-husband’s affair, Grace
totally off the grid. They’ve
Waters (Crystal Fox) feels
buried their pasts so they
restored by a new romance.
Yet any woman can snap,
and Grace’s new husband
RUN TIME: 128 MINS ACTION, COMEDY, THRILLER
Did you know: A year prior
soon ravages her life, her
to the release, Ryan Reynolds
work and - many say - her
posted a video on Instagram
sanity. Grace’s only hope
of himself talking about how
for vindication lies with
quiet Michael Bay’s movies are, while in the background a car explodes. This scene
RUN TIME: 95 MINS DRAMA, THRILLER
Webb), a public defender who has never tried a case.
is in the movies and you can actually see Reynolds
Did you know: The whole
in the background filming
film was shot in 5 days.
the video for this post.
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On Review: Album WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE
genre bending approach to music is why when he announced that his next musical project, under the
alias ‘Childish Gambino’, would be his last, there was a lot of hype surrounding what it would be. There were sporadic songs dropped, and his 2019 Coachella set and subsequent tour saw the premiere of the aggressive, Yeezus inspired ‘Warlords’ and the industrial funk hit ‘Algorhythm’ which were both absolutely incredible. Expectations were really high, and when on 15th March 2020 (after a really odd release) we got “15.03.20”, I felt
Don’t worry, we’ve not forgotten the picture. This is actually the album artwork!
there was a slight deflation in the atmosphere. Each track was named simply after the timecode, the album itself was titled after the date it was released, and the album art was simply white. There were some incredible songs on there, and the audience finally got to hear a complete version of Warlords and Algorhythm, along with an incredibly touching moment between Glover and his son, but as a final album to wrap up the Gambino in
alias, it just felt unfocused and unfinished. A lot
the musical zeitgeist for most of his career.
of the songs overstayed their welcome and the
general release felt unprepared and uneventful. Songs like “Redbone” and “This Is America” have risen to extreme popularity and, while this is
Whilst this is absolutely an album to blast on at full
mostly due to their catchiness, there’s always a
volume while tidying the house as background music,
severe underlying message with a lot of Donald’s
its a shame it’s not closer in quality to his previous
work. His album “Because The Internet” was
work, where you can sit with it and have your
released with a screenplay, and his prolific work as
attention held. As much as we don’t want to come
a screenwriter and showrunner has left fans always
across as ungrateful for what we got, we honestly do
digging further into his work. This paired with his
hope this isn’t the last we hear musically from Glover. 55
On Review: TV Series WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE
He surrounds himself with a range of colourful characters, and is fighting against several people who, in his mind at least, want to bring him down. As much as the show is filled with hilarious, quotable
started on Carole “Goddamn” Baskin) there is a genuinely interesting plot running throughout. Joe is a lonely man who needs to be loved and to be seen, as much as you wouldn’t be able to tell this from the beginning. Both of his (much younger and more handsome) partners were lured in with the prospect of free meth and tigers, and both weren’t even particularly gay. Joe is a laughing stock to everyone around him, and he’s aware of it. In a Trump like fashion, he uses it to his advantage and builds his entire empire off of a cult of personality. This attracts a lot of the wrong kind of people who he is more than happy to welcome into his life. The sad fact seems to be that, for the most part, Joe cannot distinguish between positive and negative attention and as the latter is easier to come by, he reveals in it. It is this attitude that Joe uses as the Almost as talked about as the Coronavirus, the new
foundation of his empire, and it’s the very same attitude
Netflix original from the producers of Fyre Festival,
that begins the chain of events that bring it down.
shows us over a series of 10 hour long episodes the life of a man whose legitimate name is Joe Exotic.
Nothing is held back, it’s, literally, all guns blazing and whilst the show itself is a little
While impossible to justify with a summary, the
slow to start, it is put together in an incredibly
story centres around a man who’s a larger than
cohesive manner and leaves enough open ends
life, gay, polyamorous redneck who owns literally
for you to make your own conclusions about
hundreds of tigers, and displays them in his zoo.
On Review: Book WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE
easy topics are completely unearthed, showing you a world you would never think to be talked about. Each story is written beautifully from a first person perspective, begging the question of whether Franco went through all of these scenarios as an adolescent and finds solace in writing about them. As we make our way deeper into the life of youth in Palo Alto, the stories get darker, like we are crawling further into a jagged cave. We become uncomfortable and scared, yet curiosity and answers to questions drive us further to finding an exit. Characters slowly start connecting to each other and stories begin to cross over between chapters. You find yourself being a detective amongst the stories, figuring out how who, what, where and how. Reading this book in your twenties will make you think twice about things you heard or saw during your own upbringing. Stuff your friends said about what they were going through, what they were doing, it really hits home and begs the question...does adolescence differ for each country, or does everyone experience the same/know people who have? As well
You would think a book of stories about the
as this, and possibly the most powerful part of the
alienation of youth in suburban America would
book, it opens your eyes to what you may have missed.
be worlds away from our own, right? Wrong.
Do these things really happen to people, who at the time are merely kids? If so, how is it so easy to miss?
Franco gifts you with powerful short story journeys about a colourful variety of characters growing up in
In conclusion, if you are looking for a read that rips
the South Bay area of San Francisco. Each character
apart the stereotypical American High School story
deals with their own adolescent topic, from drink
and shows you the gut-wrenching truth about what
and drugs, to sex and murder. But these seemingly
people go through as adolescents, then snap a copy up! 59
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Sonic is a classic. There’s a good
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launched last year for Apple
you’ve never played the games
SONIC RACING (AGES 4+)
devices, costs £4.99 per month. we
featuring him. The game is fun
The service debuted with a set
question how much screen time
with controls that aren’t hard
of select games and has been
is too much for our kids, it’s
to pick up. You’ll race on teams
adding titles to its catalogue since.
with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.
given they know how to use a phone from an early age. But
If you’re looking for something
fun, manageable and family-
Even though a 6-year-old might
know how to find games on
their parent’s phone, they still
over school breaks, here are a
few games from Apple Arcade.
As you level up, you can change your team to more characters like Shadow, Amy and others. To win you’ll need to manoeuvre your car to grab as many rings as possible while avoiding traps.
FLEDGLING HEROS (AGES 9+)
LEGO BRAWLS (AGES 9+)
WAY OF THE TURTLE (AGES 4+)
Take to the skies as Biscuit the
There are countless ways to create
Way of the Turtle is a cute,
Brave, a young macaw, in this
your character in this fast-paced
colourful, single-player platform
tropical platform game. Tapping
4v4 multiplayer that’s set in the
game. In the first level, you play
the screen makes Biscuit fly. Too
Lego universe. Every stage of the
as Mr. Turtle and must find Ms.
much tapping sends the macaw
game brings new challenges, goals
Turtle while on your honeymoon.
too high, not enough tapping drops
and quirky power-ups, like a pie
it too low. You must maintain the
launcher, a cactus suit, a snake car
course while avoiding traps and
right altitude to avoid enemies and
or a hot dog stand. Lego Brawls
gathering coins. As you continue,
obstacles while collecting coins.
walks you through the controls,
you’ll earn shells that give you
As you explore more islands, you’ll
so even those unfamiliar with
more abilities. The only trouble
learn tricks and meet different
gaming can play. Jump into a party
is that Mr. Turtle never stops
or a brawl -- or keep training.
moving, which might make him
Penguin, who wants to be a pirate.
difficult to manoeuvre sometimes.
THE ENCHANTED WORLD (AGES 4+) The Enchanted World centres
DODO PEAK (AGES 4+)
In Sneaky Sasquatch, you’ll play
around a young fairy whose
In this upbeat game, you play
just that: A sneaky sasquatch. But
magical world is torn apart by
as a dodo bird who has to save
you also get help from a clever
dark forces. In this fantasy game,
its eggs when they roll out of
raccoon. Sneak into the campsite
you must repair the fairy’s world
the nest. Get them home safely
and fill your backpack with snacks.
with sliding puzzles. The tasks
while collecting coins, avoiding
Sometimes other animals, like the
are set to a soothing soundtrack,
snoozing bear, are willing to pay
and there’s no time limit on
for some picnic leftovers. You can
solving the game. One of my
dodos. The game has challenges
use the money at the raccoon’s
favourite parts of Enchanted
like getting all the eggs back
shop. Just make sure you tip-toe so
World is that the inspiration
safely in under 30 seconds.
you don’t get caught by the surly
for it came from the developers’
park ranger or scare any campers.
childhoods in war-torn Bosnia.
SNEAKY SASQUATCH (AGES 4+)
Put A Focal On Our Local WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE With the world going into a lock-down,
it, the city will be taking a huge step
businesses have been hit harder than
backwards from its promising future.
ever. Since the city of culture 2017, Hull has been building upon its a reputation
We want to take the time to highlight
as a independent shop hot-spot. From
some of those great businesses that locals
coffee to clothing, arts to artisan, Hull has
love, but visitors may miss out on. The city
grown its independent culture even more.
and surrounding areas have an abundance of variety, and when all of this madness
Now more than ever, we need to focus
blows over (trust me it will eventually),
on those businesses, helping support the
we need to make sure those great places
community and local economy. Without
do not disappear into the Shutdown void.
Discover Hull’s Hidden Gems...
North Church Side, Kingston upon Hull
all levels of the customer experience whilst opening up the world of coffee. We will only use responsibly sourced products across all ranges, with an emphasis on supporting local suppliers where possible to boost the region’s business.
...WHEN WE’RE ALLOWED OUT AGAIN, DUH! THE KEYS TO YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE:
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HULL MARITIME MUSEUM Queen Victoria Square, Kingston upon Hull
Currently closed for refurbishment, the museum’s
stated mission is “To preserve and make available the maritime history of Hull and east Yorkshire through
Been there? Get it ticked off!
Hull’s year as UK City of Culture the Maritime Museum played a prominent role in the opening three-month
80 DAYS BIER MARKT 15 Paragon Arcade, Kingston upon Hull
BEASLEY’S 17 Hepworths Arcade, Silver St. Kingston upon Hull
Craft beer bottle shop in Paragon arcade, Hull
Check out the wonderful world of Beasley’s
town centre. Massive selection of the best beer
Clothing. Hull’s longest established independent,
and glasses available from all round the world!
new, retro and vintage shop situated in the
If you are a true lover of international largers,
Old Town’s Hepworth’s Arcade. We have been
crafts and all things hoppy, then this is the place
importing vintage and army surplus directly
to stock up on your passion and quench that thirst!
from America for the past 30 years.
TRINITY MARKET Trinity House Lane, Kingston upon Hull
ATOM BAR 1-4 North Church Side, Kingston upon Hull
Located in Hull’s Old Town, Trinity Indoor
Atom Brewing Co opened last month in the
Market has a huge variety of goods from local
former Corn Exchange next to Hull Minster,
Independent Traders. Stalls including, Fruit &
serving locally brewed, exclusive beers from
Veg, Fresh Meat & Fish, Handmade chocolates,
Atom. With an incredible menu to match the
Coffee, Pizza, Pastries, through to Records, Music,
drink choices, you won’t be short of options!
Handmade soap, Bags, Printing, Jewellery and more.
The pub is dog friendly, so you can bring your
pooches, as well as try the newest beers on offer. @atombarhull
Beverley: The Jewel In The East Yorkshire Crown WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Beverley, based in the heart of East
for anyone, regardless of age.
Yorkshire, was recently voted one of the best places to live in the UK
If you’re looking for a way to tire
by the Sunday Times, and we can
out the dog or the kids, Beverley
see why. The traditional market
Westwood provides a glorious
town continues to amaze people
unfenced, open pasture grazed
as Yorkshire’s best kept secret.
by cattle for you to enjoy. The grassland offers a wonderland
With over 1,000 years of history,
of untouched snow similar to
Beverley has it all. It’s a town that
the French alps during winter,
punches well above its weight
and a fantastic family-friendly
day out for a picnic and ice-
cream in the summer. It’s one
independent coffee shops, or enjoy
of the best places to explore,
a delicious lunch from a selection
build dens and lose yourself in
of local delis and restaurants.
nature for a good few hours. Are the shops your happy place? If culture and entertainment
Then fear not, as the very popular
Church of England Parish Church
is your thing, Beverley and
Flemingate Shopping and Leisure
in England. The church boasts
centre can provide your perfect
impressive medieval decoration
bucketload. From museums and
day out. With cheap parking
and interestingly, was the centre
art galleries, to theatres, live
and a short walk into Beverley
of the musicians Guild in medieval
music venues and a whole host
Town Centre, you can pop into
times. See the intricate carvings
of musicians on the wall playing
the year, there’s something to
back to Flemingate to shop and
finish the day with a trip to the
you may or may not recognise.
cinema or a visit to the array of For foodies, Beverley is a feast.
bars and restaurants available.
Sound too good to be true? If you’ve not been, or haven’t been
You can pick up some delicious local artisan products at the
for a few years, make sure it’s
weekly farmer’s market, while
beauty, founded in 700 AD and
at the top of your post-Corona
away an afternoon sipping on a
regarded as a gothic masterpiece
bucket list. Once you’ve visited
gourmet coffee at one of the town’s
is Beverley Minster, the largest
88 Magazine brings a new focus to the traditional lifestyle magazine. A 'digital first' platform where local and regional people, businesses...
Published on Apr 3, 2020
88 Magazine brings a new focus to the traditional lifestyle magazine. A 'digital first' platform where local and regional people, businesses...