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Autumn/Winter Cycling


Thai Chicken Soup


Understanding your cat


Party outfits for the Ladies


Money does grow on trees!


Where will you travel this Christmas



Local events this November


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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the November edition of @Lancaster. I am sure that Christmas is not far from your mind as the colder weather sets in. We have a range of fantastic events happening all around Lancaster this month, some inspiration for your party outfits and plenty to read.


Where will you travel this Christmas


Autumn/Winter Cycling

Enjoy Fireworks night but make sure to be safe.



Party outfits for the Ladies


Money does grow on trees!


Understanding your cat



Feed your face

AS FEATURED ON WHAT’S ON Local events this November


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The nights may be drawing in, and the temperature falling but there’s no need to put the bike away in the garage until the spring

Autumn / Winter Cycling

to fit under your helmet. Cold toes can often be a problem so have a think about overshoes (or just try some using some old thick socks). Layering is the key here but remember you will generate some heat once you get going. You might want to consider fitting mudguards to keep you - and those riding behind you - a bit drier. As with most cycling accessories, the range on offer has improved over the last few years so you should find some to suit.

DON’T PUT THE BIKE AWAY! The nights may be drawing in, and the temperature falling but there’s no need to put the bike away in the garage until the spring. There’s plenty of great riding to be had all through the autumn and winter months, riding with friends on a cold, frosty day gives you a whole new perspective on cycling – you just need to be prepared. MOTIVATION ON DARK MORNINGS Keeping Motivated – the thought of setting off for work or college when it’s still dark outside can make your stomach sink a little and your mind might turn to cars and buses – however as long as you’ve got the right gear to keep you warm and dry (see below) you just need the right mindset. SAVING MONEY, KEEPING FIT Remember the reasons you took up cycling in the first place – saving money, getting healthier, being in the fresh air etc. Cycling regularly means you get to experience the changes in season first hand and you’re less likely to get the winter blues. THE RIGHT GEAR! Choose the right clothing – it’s possible to cycle in all temperatures as long as you make sure you’re wearing the right stuff such as a good pair of gloves, wicking base layer and a thin hat

You needn’t go out and spend a fortune, often you won’t need specific cycling clothes, and with shops like Aldi and Lidl stocking a wide range of affordable cycle clothing there’s no reason not to stay warm and dry this winter. One thing that will usually remain exposed behind all this winter cycling gear is your lips. The cold weather can make things very tough on them so a bit of chap stick or Vaseline before you head out is a good idea. BE SEEN Be Seen – it’s essential that you have a good, bright set of lights on your bike (front and back). You could also consider attaching supplementary lights to your rucksack, helmet etc. There’s a really wide choice out there to suit all frames and budgets. And don’t forget to get the family kitted out with high viz vests (see below) LOOKING AFTER YOUR BIKE Keep your bike clean and well lubricated - it may be fun but winter is often not kind to bicycles. Wet roads and dirt might not be such a problem but road salt/grit certainly is. Make sure to clean and lubricate your bike thoroughly, especially the chain. Cleaning your bike gives you a good opportunity to check for things like loose spokes, worn brake pads, or damaged tyres. Better to find these at home then out on a ride 20 miles from home. If you need information or advice about any aspect of cycling from equipment to training then get in touch with the Cycling Team on 01524 582392 / 582616 – www. -

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In times of economic hardship, creativity is often said to flourish. And this certainly seems true for The Grand Theatre whose new programme of events have seen record sales this month. Listings for the New Season brochure were announced and box office has smashed record sales by over £10,000 in a matter of weeks. All shows across the board seemed to be attracting a wide spread audience from as far afield as Leeds, Wigan, Scotland, Cumbria and not forgetting the local based audiences that support this beautiful, unfunded theatre. Over the last few years the Grand have brought an eclectic mix of big-name comedians, including Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey, Lee Evans, Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre to name but a few, to the Lancaster audiences. The Lancaster Grand believe comedy is their niche and they are very keen to deliver the very best names to young and old audiences alike. This season alone has 15 comedians , including Al Murray, Rich Hall, Kevin Bridges, Ardal O’Hanlan, Gyles Brandreth, Cannon and Ball, Joe Pasquale, Jeremy Hardy to name but a few, most playing to sell out audiences. But it is the annual Comedy Week that attracts the interest for Lancaster and the surrounding areas. The Comedy Week created such a buzz last year that people were still talking about it months after. Realising the potential of the Festival meant that it could become an annual event serving the very community that supports them on a regular basis. This year’s line up is just as impressive and the Theatre Manager Ellie Singleton recommends Micky Flanagan as the “Choice of the Week”. See below for the line -up

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Julian Clary – Monday 15th November Julian Clary has extended his ‘Lord of the Mince Show’ for audiences across the uk. “I can’t stop now- I’m 50. The shame of it! This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how i got there and why i refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers” Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – Tues 16th and Wed 17th November Roy Chubby Brown is back in town ... Get ready for a barn storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking from Britain’s most outrageous comedian, bar none! If easily offended this is not the show for you, so please stay away!!!!!!!!!! Greg Davies – Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog The hotly anticipated solo show by this increasingly familiar face on TV. Regularly appearing on the shows “Mock The Week” and “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” along with his regular slot “We are Klang”

Jenny Eclair – Old Dog New Tricks Off she goes again, proving there’s life in the old dog and what’s more, she’s got some new tricks! Fifty years old and and trying not to mind! Having dug up some fresh new comedy bones, she is wagging her arthritic tail and resisting the urge to sniff the lamp posts: yes the old dog of the circuit is trotting once more around the block, proving, yet again, she’s got what it takes to be an award winner. *Manager’s Choice of the Week * Micky Flanagan - The Out, Out Tour It’s been a great 18 months for Micky, he appeared on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Road Show, his radio 4 series Chance What Chance? Was a hit with listeners and critics alike; he is one of a handful of comics to perform their own Comedy Central Special. Do not miss this show!!!!!

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You can’t beat the feeling - with the wind in your face, flies in your teeth, cold chins & snotty noses.

LAW BREAKING OR LEGAL? Every once in a while you may see a smaller than usual motorcycle either nip past you in traffic or blasting around the streets nearby. This is no A.S.B.O youth braking the law but a fully road legal “Monkey Bike”, Yes “Monkey Bike” These little machines date back to the early 1960’s & range from a power output of 50cc up to 160cc’s of absolute power. WHY HAVE A MONKEY BIKE? With annual running fees very cheap & the bikes being very small & easy to store they became very popular for business men in big cities to use to commute back & forth to work on. There are around 300 monkey bikers around the country that attend organised runs through out the UK over the course of each year & we know many more of you have them either sat in your garages or homes just waiting to be ridden. There are different clubs & runs for Monkey Bikers, each covering different areas of the UK. HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? The price range on these little bikes can vary, a classic 1970’s Honda monkey can fetch up to £1800 and sometimes a lot more. You can pick them up from as little as a few hundred pounds though depending on the condition of them. Many of them that you will see will be a Chinese or Japanese copy, a lot cheaper and parts & accessories are easily available. Extended Swing Arms, Alloy Wheels, Full Race Exhaust Systems, up-rated Suspension & much more. Depending on your pocket money you can easily spend into your thousands… Upgraded engines, clutches, the list is endless.


CAN’T BEAT THE FEELING None of this changes the fact that you cant beat the feeling though of riding in groups of hundreds through towns & villages in either full faced or open faced helmets, with the wind in your face, flies in your teeth, cold chins & snotty noses. Every run out is as good as the rest whether you are camping or in a B&B, over the weekend nobody is left behind. Most runs will put on a “Back up Van”, for as little as a £1 a day you are guaranteed a lift home, should you brake down. This will take you old boys back to your youth, give you ladies your chance to get your own back & get out on your bike for the weekend, leaving the “Husband” at home. Whether it was you on your Bmx’s, Vespa’s & Lambretta’s, RD350’s or something else, a Monkey Bike will bring it all back. Young learners on 50’s to Old 50’s on 125 nifties everybody is welcome. So to all you “Secret Closet Monkeys” out there, GET IN TOUCH or GET IT OUT. You don’t know what you are missing. A few clubs are… The Monkey Spunkers. North West Monkeys. Morecambe Bay Monkeys Organised runs through…. The Lake District. The Yorkshire Dales. The Isle of Wight. FIND OUT MORE More details can be seen on: Videos of different Monkey Runs & monkey madness can be viewed on youtube. Put in a search for Monkey Bike/Monkey Run, plenty will come up.


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THE DARK WALK UP THE GARDEN PATH With the nights starting to draw in and Winter approaching, it won’t be long until it is dark when you walk up the garden path to your front door after a days work. How nice would it be if there was a light that came on to guide you to your door? A light to show you the right key to put in the lock and show you exactly where the step is so you don’t trip! SECURITY LIGHTING SYSTEM


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Photocells can also be used to switch on existing lighting. These operate in a totally different way to a P.I.R. Photocells have a sensor in them that detect light. Therefore as it gets dark the sensor switches the lights on. The lights then stay on until a pre set time or it becomes light again. Photocells do not act as an intruder alert as the lights are already on in darkness. They can, however, act as an intruder deterrent, as the building is fully illuminated, giving the intruder no where to hide. Photocells will work with any kind of light bulb including low energy. There are not a great deal of light fittings available that have a built in photocell and the ones that are available don’t tend to be very decorative. It is far more usual to put a photocell in a lighting circuit and use it as a switch.

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Adults should aim to do a mixture of aerobic activities and muscle-strengthening activities.

If you are over the age of 65 you should still aim to do the same amount of aerobic activity and muscle strengthening activity as younger adults, depending on your ability. As well as this, a particular goal for older people should be, where possible, to do activities to help with flexibility and balance. This is to help reduce the risk of falls, and injury from falls. Examples of activities to help flexibility include yoga, housework such as vacuuming, and DIY. Examples of activities to help balance include dancing, tai chi or keep fit classes. Special keep fit classes for older people are available in many areas and will usually include activities for flexibility and balance.

Aerobic Activities Aerobic activities are any activity that makes your heart and lungs work harder. To gain health benefits, government experts in the UK suggest that you should do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week. For example, cycling to work and back for 15 minutes each way adds up to 30 minutes. Moderate intensity physical activity means that you get warm, mildly out of breath, and mildly sweaty. For example, brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, dancing, badminton, tennis, etc Muscle Strengthening Activities Muscle strengthening activities can include climbing stairs, walking uphill, lifting or carrying shopping, digging the garden, weight training, pilates, yoga or similar resistance exercises that use the major muscle groups. A session should be a minimum of 8-10 exercises using the major muscle groups. Ideally, to help build up your muscle strength, use some sort of resistance (such as a weight for arm exercises) and do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise. HOW OFTEN? You can do the exercises one after another to complete a session. Or, you can split a session up over a day in, say, bouts of 10 minutes. On most days means that you cannot store up the benefits of physical activity. You need to do it regularly. Being physically active on at least five days a week is recommended. Muscle-strengthening activities In addition to the above aerobic activities, adults should also aim to do a minimum of two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week, although these should not be on consecutive days.

PERSONAL TRAINING 1 to 1, bring a friend or group. Meet and discuss options, agree goals, times, days and venues. Personal Sessions are £20 per hour. Contact Steve for details: 075 234 214 37 or WHERE CAN I GET FIT ? Steve’s Morning “Boot Camp” sessions: Mondays and Fridays, 6:15am at Williamson’s park. Saturdays, 8:00am on the Promenade, Morecambe (EricStatue). Your 1st session is FREE, then £3.00 per session - pay as you go or £30 per month = access to all 4 sessions per week + 1 FREE personal training session.

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WHY BOOK LIVE MUSIC? People remember enjoyable occasions and live music can play an important part in making an event that much more pleasurable. Having the right background music at a wedding or a corporate event, for instance, can provide a relaxing environment that can facilitate the perfect atmosphere whilst your guests mingle and chat. Live music can also lend a hand to making a lasting impression and add a bit of class to an event. Though not explicit, the fact that you’ve gone to the trouble of providing live musical entertainment makes the guest feel valued and when used in the right context it can bring a certain amount of cohesiveness to an occasion, set a mood and even evoke emotion. THE RIGHT ATMOSPHERE Gila Robinson from musical duo, The Two of Us offers advice on the benefits of having live music for your special occasion: “When choosing music to enhance a wedding, for instance, it is especially important to carefully consider the atmosphere you want to create. Do you want the pomp and circumstance of traditional wedding music or would you prefer to have a more light-hearted ambience reflecting your own unique style?” Music can feature as much or as little in your day as suits you. WEDDINGS: CLASSICAL OR MODERN? You may like to set an elegant tone before the ceremony with some light classical favourites like “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by Handel or Pachelbel’s “Canon” or perhaps some Vivaldi. During the ceremony, the right live music can add a sophistication and style from the moment the bride enters to when you leave as husband and wife. During the signing of the register there is a wonderful opportunity to personalise your big day


with music which is meaningful and evocative for you both as a couple. It may be that you would choose music from a favourite movie or a significant pop song. At this point there is a little more time to enjoy the music as your guests have the opportunity to take photographs. Gila, who plays with colleague Yvette Price said: “Don’t be afraid to make it fun and stamp your personality on the day. We’ve had all sorts of requests from themes from the film “Pride and Prejudice”, “Love Changes Everything”, “And I Love Her”, “Bring Me Sunshine” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. But remember it is very important to check with your registrar before choosing music for a civil ceremony as no religious music can be played before or during the ceremony. ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS Following the ceremony, live musicians will help the day flow beautifully from the drinks reception through to your wedding breakfast, providing a lovely atmosphere as you and your guests enjoy the celebrations. Do remember to save a special song for your first dance. CONSULTATION Are you planning a wedding, a corporate function or a Christmas celebration? Then contact ‘The Two of Us’, to arrange an initial consultation, Yvette and Gila will be delighted to discuss your requirements. You can also visit their website and see them playing a selection of tunes from their extensive musical repertoire.

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Silly hats and mild flirting are back – it must be time for the Christmas office party. Rid yourself of those grey suits and sensible flats and instead grab a pair of heels, an eyecatching dress and some sparkling make-up, and prepare to rule the dancefloor. This is one bit of overtime you’ll definitely enjoy. Shop racks are positively groaning with party dresses at the moment, but here are some of our favourites.

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We pride ourselves on our high degree of customer service. Earlier this summer we won the Pandora Mystery Shopper Award for the whole of Lancashire & Yorkshire.

Pat and Oliver Gibson are excited about their much loved family business as never before. Since 2005, when Oliver took over the management of the SILVER TREE, the stock has been steadily increasing to give truly remarkable choices to customers. Leading suppliers choose their retailers very carefully and “our reputation has been growing by leaps and bounds, so that we are continually being asked to be the preferred stockist. Both staff and proprietors share an enthusiasm which is contagious! “We love our work” declares Oliver. With over twenty years of trading in Lancaster SILVER TREE has expanded its range to include Thomas Sabo, Jersey Pearl, Nomination, Swarovski, Coeur de Lion, Michael Kors watches:-the list is endless. Pandora jewellery has been extended to include 18ct Love Pod rings, a 14ct gold Story range and a new selection of exclusively designed Black Crown Diamond watches. Established favourites such as Hot Diamonds and Kit Heath have upped their game, and introduced fabulous new styles: The Bali and Pure collection for Hot Diamonds and a


beautiful new organic Beachcomber design by Kit Heath.

On top of all this a fashion giant, namely Vivienne Westwood jewellery, is set to arrive this month. Pat explains, “we pride ourselves on our high degree of customer service”. Earlier this summer we won the Pandora Mystery Shopper Award for the whole of Lancashire & Yorkshire. We were judged on the appearance of the shop, the displays & many points relating to staff knowledge & customer service. We offer a free gift wrapping service all year round - not ‘just for Christmas’. We sell beautiful things for all ages and all pockets and it’s nice for customers to leave our shop with the perfectly presented gift - even if it’s for oneself! We have been opening on Sundays for over a year, from 11.00am until 4.00pm. This is a very good day to come and browse in a relaxed way. Our sales assistants take the time to provide customers with brand, fashion and technical advice about our jewellery”.


MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES By Kate Whiting Buying a forest is one of the greenest ways to invest in the planet. Experts explain how to make your money quite literally grow on trees. Next time you’re driving down a motorway past a forest, take a moment to realise that all those trees could be yours. Commercial forestry is one of the safest, greenest and most tax-efficient investments you can make and, according to experts, it’s never been a better time to invest in a leafy portfolio. When the credit crunch caused stocks and shares to lose their value and the housing market to drop, forestry and timber prices stayed solid. “Forestry is an alternative investment with the added security it doesn’t move with the stock market,” says Michael Ackerman, President of PMA International, an investment company managing forests in Latin America (www. “As long as the sun still shines and it keeps on raining, those trees will continue to grow.” WHY WOOD IS GOOD There are many reasons why forestry is an attractive investment, but one of the main benefits are the tax breaks involved. After two years of owning a commercial forest, your investment qualifies for business property relief, meaning you don’t have to pay inheritance tax (IHT) on it further down the line. To qualify, there needs to be evidence the timber from the forest is being marketed and sold, so you can’t just buy a pleasant little wood for shooting parties. “The other strong benefit of owning a commercial forest, is that all the income you get from selling timber is completely exempt from both income and corporation tax,” continues Guy. “It’s to encourage people to invest in forestry long term.” By investing in forestry, you’re also doing your bit for the planet. There’s a constant guilt-trip about the size of our carbon footprints, from jetting around the world to driving gas-guzzling cars.

There are many reasons why forestry is an attractive investment, but one of the main benefits are the tax breaks involved.

But you could offset those carbon emissions by buying a chunk of woodland. Not only do trees soak up harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, commercial forests are 100 per cent sustainable. For every tree chopped down, another is planted to replace it, so it’s an eco-friendly investment to make your friends green with envy!

“We put together groups of people into a larger vehicle and the vehicle buys the forest, they have all the same tax benefits and greater diversity.”

And its important not to confuse forestry with logging, adds Alan Guy. “Logging is a criminal activity carried out by ignorant and poor people in developing countries for the very good reason that they’re starving and want to make money by cutting down native forest.” “We don’t do that. Every tree we cut down, we replace. The area of forestry in the USA and Northern Europe has actually increased significantly since 1950. It’s totally sustainable, despite all the paper, furniture and construction timber we’ve taken out of it - billions of tonnes of timber - we’ve replanted everything we’ve cut down with young trees.” HARD INVESTMENT FACTS If you’re inspired to invest in a forest, what are the options and what do you do? There are two main types of investment: buying your own forest outright, or putting money into a forestry fund. WHAT IS THE RETURN The bigger the forest, the more money you’ll make from it - and how much wood you get for your cash depends on where you invest. Prices run from £800 to £2,000 per acre in the UK for commercial forests, depending on type, age and location, with spruce forests in Scotland cheaper than native oak in England. You can expect a return on your investment of around 4.5 per cent. It’s cheaper to invest in a fund, with a minimum investment costing around £25,000, says David Millais, director of FIM Services Ltd (Forestry Investment Management,

The age of the forest you buy will depend on your investment needs - i.e. whether you’re looking for an immediate source of income, or to pass the investment on. “You can buy younger plantations or midrotation plantations, or a diversified age structure,” says Millais. Alan Guy adds: “The length of your investment is really up to you. Normally people invest for a minimum of 10 years, that’s if you’re buying your own forest. If you’re buying into a fund, you might decide not to stay in it for quite so long, but even then, the funds would recommend you leave your money in for at least five years.” Once you’ve bought your wood, you can be as involved with it as you like. The company you buy through will manage the investment for you, arranging for the forest to be maintained by a local woodland manager on an agreed budget. “You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like,” says Guy. “We have owners who visit their forest two or three times a year and say, ‘That’s going well, but we’d like a duck pond here’. They’re interested in when you’re cutting the timber and so on, whereas others we don’t hear from one year to the next.” On top of paying for the forest, there’s a basic maintenance fee, for things like keeping the drains clear and controlling deer, and you’ll need to pay for insurance against fire and storm damage. The Forestry Commission offers grants to help with the upkeep of woodland. Visit www. for more information.

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Tewitfield Marina, Chapelbuilt Lane,hamlet Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire, Tewitfield Marina is a purpose with its own luxury holiday LA6 1 accommodation complex. Situated on the Lancashire and Cumbria border alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal we provide our guests with the perfect place to stay with easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside. 1 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses. Balconys/patios which overlook the marina. Own parking space. Welcoming Country Pub, within the immediate vicinity. To check availability, prices and to book your holiday at Tewitfield Marina please use our online booking service or call us on 01524 782092.

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Investing your time and thought to make someone a gift that is personal and unique to them says more than words

By Wyn Abbot


CHRISTMAS PAST I remember as a child making Christmas presents and cards for my family, it gave me such a feel good feeling seeing their response (no matter what it looked like!) but also it meant so much more to them because I had invested time and effort to make them something special. CHRISTMAS IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT It can be a challenge trying to find something special or different for Christmas even though there is so much choice. On the run up to the festive season we often hear people complaining about the ‘commercial’ side of Christmas but I believe Christmas is what you make it. The magic of the season is what appeals to me and yes I am a sucker for twinkly lights and snow scenes, Christmas carols and mince pies – if it brings a smile then that’s what counts.


Making your own gifts and decorations adds to the magic – investing your time and thought to make someone a gift that is personal and unique to them says more than words. This year why not make your own presents and decorations, age is no limit from first footprints to a work of art. In the run up to Christmas, every Sunday in November & December you can make your own gifts from clay or paint a ready made piece to make it special.

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A fantastic winter soup to help ward off the winter colds and flu. PREPARATION:


Fry the shallots in the oil until soft, set asside. Put the stock in a large pan and bring to the boil. Add fresh chicken and mushrooms, the prepared lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and fresh chili. Turn heat down to medium. Add the galangal or ginger, 1 can of coconut milk, the fish sauce, garlic and shallots. Simmer gently until the chicken is cooked (approx 5 minutes) Preparation Time: 8 minutes Stir well. Simmer gently 1-2 minutes. Turn heat down to minimum. Add lime Lemongrass Cooking Time: 10 minutes CONQUER Fact juice and stir. YOUR STRESS Do a taste test. Look for a balance Total Time: 18 minutes Lemongrass can be used as a remedy IN 3 HOURS between spicy, sour, salty,OR and LESS for fevers, and colds. It is a good cleanser Serves 2 as a main sweet flavors. Start with salty, that helps to detoxify the Liver, pancreas, course or 4-6 as a adding more fish sauce if not kidney, bladder and the digestive tract. It cuts starter. down uric acid, cholesterol, excess fats and other salty or flavorful enough (1 Tbsp. toxins in the body while stimulating digestion, at a time). If too sour, add the INGREDIENTS: Use Neuro Linguistic blood circulation, and lactation; it also alleviates sugar plus a little more if you Program indigestion and gastroenteritis. It is said that need it. If too spicy, or if you’d like lemongrass also helps improve the skin 1 Litre of chicken stock it creamier, add more coconut milk. by reducing acne and pimples and 10 shallots, chopped If not spicy enough, add more chili. acts as a muscle and tissue Ladle soup into serving bowls. 2 tbsp vegetable oil toner. Sprinkle a little fresh coriander, basil, and 1-2 chicken breasts, sliced BARCLAY - NLP PRA spring onion over eachVIVIENNE bowl. 2 lemongrass sticks, cut finely ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ i 4 dried or fresh kaffir limes leaves tested way of taking control of 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced to define and create the future 1 thumb-size piece of galangal root and enjoy achieving i or ginger, grated For more info call 07747 3 cloves of garlic, finely sliced Email: viviennenlp@gm 1-3 fresh red chilies, finely chopped Or Soul to Sole on: 01524 (to taste), 1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk 2 x tbsp. of lime juice 2 x tbsp. of fish sauce 1 tsp. brown sugar Yourleaves Mobile Grooming Service 1 x handful fresh coriander 1 x handful fresh basil01524 leaves 831288 or 07818 672595 3 spring onions, sliced This is a simple Thai receipe that has a distinctive spicy, sweet and sour flavour. A fantastic winter soup to help ward off the winter colds and flu. Tom Ka Kai can either be served as a starter or as a main meal by adding noodles.

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“SENSE AND SENSE - ABILITY…” Yes, yes I admit that NLP may sound remote and inhospitable even, and when you consider it’s full title of “Neuro Linguistic Programming” – it sounds like the preserve of high brow scientists fully equipped with white coats, clipboards and a PhD in something unpronounceable…But in practice when better understood it can be something very personal and precious, which can help to transform lives… MORE ACCESSIBLE Well – let me deconstruct this a bit – to make it a little more accessible. Firstly “Neuro” just indicates that it is brain related, “Linguistic” refers to a language, and “Programming” means something to do with how we operate…In essence then it’s how we behave, as a result of the language we use and the effect this has on our brains. Simple! Although we all live in the same world, surrounded by the same objects, each of us experiences that ‘reality’ in a different way – creating realities that are as unique as the person experiencing it. Our experiences are formed primarily and at a most basic level by the input our brains receive via our senses – of taste, hearing, smell, sight and touch. SENSES Although we have five senses, typically a person tends to ‘favour’ two or three, and this predisposition can often be recognised by the kind of language used to express themselves. Thus people will ‘see what you mean’ ‘smell something fishy’ or perhaps ‘feel like a steak and chips’ Once we bring our attention to noticing these tendencies in ourselves, we can begin to understand how we process information - how we literally “make sense” of the world around us and from that, how we associate meaning to our surroundings and transmit these through communication to others. TUNE IN How can this be useful? Well - imagine if you will a High Street Stereo Shop “HiFi-4-U” It’s a bright sunny day and through the door walks a lady – Mary - dressed in antique designer wear with a piled up bee-hive hair-do and freshly applied make-up. Mary is looking for a retro-looking sound system which would match her newly period-decorated apartment. Having spotted the very thing in the window, she rushes in and asks the first assistant she sees about it, all breathless, excited and speaking quickly.

Being sense-itive in this way brings an agility and flexibility to attitude and ultimately helps you develop power and control over yourself and situations you find yourself in. SENSE-ITIVE

The assistant takes off his headphones and whilst humming to himself and still a little lost in his favourite tune, makes a face and recommends a different model - explaining in a kooky rhythmical way that it has far superior sound quality, is a great deal and offers her the chance to test the sound there and then…

Think about the last time you argued with someone. What did you say, what did they say? How did you express yourself, how did they? Were you using the same language, seeing things from their perspective, hearing what they were saying, truly connecting with what they were feeling or was there something fishy or maybe a bitter taste to the words one or both of you used?

The other model however doesn’t hold any attraction to Mary, in fact it’s ugly ‘techno’ exterior and eyesore speakers don’t appeal to her at all… Apart from being an eyesore it just isn’t what she is looking for at all!

Being sense-itive in this way brings an agility and flexibility to attitude and ultimately helps you develop power and control over yourself and situations you find yourself in. Used consciously, it can reveal a lot of the subconscious processes that combine to create winning – and losing - situations around you…

Confused and misunderstood, she declines the offer, and leaves the shop as, ironically, the assistant didn’t listen or use any of his other senses to really meet the needs of this potential buyer. He spoke to her using his own predominant sense, was literally insensitive and lost the sale…

Simple…but it certainly makes sense when you think about it…doesn’t it? Until next time, love who you are and enjoy what you do.

DIFFERENT CONVERSATION Two people sharing a conversation, each with something the other wants… but somehow they just fail to connect… Does this ring any bells with you? Even in the right place at the right time, by miscommunicating, by failing to be aware of and respond to others sensitivities, we miss opportunities. This situation happens in every shop, every office, every relationship almost all the time, but it needn’t be a fact of life. You can understand both your behaviour and other people’s behaviour more fully – and by doing this get more from your daily encounters… Observing yourself is a great place to start in dominating your own sensitivities. Try this simple exercise. (Go on! You’ve read this far – and it may just change your life ☺)



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Stay in an Icehotel, meet the Sami people and their reindeer, go husky dog sledding and night-time snow shoeing

Why not get away from the same old Christmas humdrum this year and treat yourself on a KE Adventure Travel extraordinary festive adventure! Whether you are searching for the perfect Christmas winter wonderland for all the family or you want to get away for some quiet reflection on the summit of a high peak, KE are sure to have the perfect holiday to satisfy your Christmas taste buds. Remember flights can be very busy over the Christmas period so book your Christmas adventure before it’s too late! EVEREST BASECAMP TREK Spend your 2 weeks of holiday this Christmas enjoying the views at Everest Basecamp! Trek in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in the beautiful Himalayan mountains of Nepal. A memorable flight from the capital city, Kathmandu, provides access to an alpine world where the air is crystal clear and colourful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops. Follow the famous Everest Trail through the prosperous Sherpa Village of Namche Bazaar and the stunning Thyangboche Monastery. Outrageous mountain views and an insight into the winter life of the hardy Sherpas, this is the perfect trip for a first visit to the Himalaya. Tour Dates Price (with UK flights)

16 Dec 2010 – 2 Jan 2011 From £1950

CLIMB KILIMANJARO Christmas on the roof of Africa! Why not? Trek the lovely Rongai Route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Tanzania and all Africa. Rongai is the longest and most scenic route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, providing a gradual ascent through forest, farmland and open moor. An early start on summit day will enable you to reach the summit in time for the golden glow of a high African sunrise. With generally excellent trails, altitude is a consideration, but a wellpaced itinerary such as this is the key to success. Remember, you can only call it “Kili” if you’ve been to the top! Tour Dates Price (with UK flights)

20 Dec – 28 Dec 2010 From £1845



If the idea of sitting around and piling on extra pounds this Christmas fills you with dread then keep active on a spectacular biking adventure. Get away from the English winter and explore the backroads on the colourful Caribbean island of Cuba with its Salsa beats and friendly Cuban people. Arriving in Havana, the faded yet glorious capital city, provides an unforgettable first impression – colonial architecture, classic American cars and mojitos on ice! Visit the mausoleum of Che Guevara and explore the mountains of Mogotes and Vinales. What a way to spend the Christmas holidays Tour Dates 20 Dec 2010 – 3 Jan 2011 Price (with UK flights) From £2095 SWEDISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS – WINTER WONDERLAND! Why not treat the family to a pre-Christmas Winter Wonderland north of the Arctic Circle! On our Swedish Family Adventure you will stay at an Icehotel, meet the Sami People and their reindeer, go husky dog-sledding and night-time snowshoeing. Our base for this trip is a wilderness centre near the town of Kiruna, 300km inside the Arctic Circle and close to the Norwegian border. Situated within a spectacular landscape of lofty peaks, this is a perfect place for a winter family break. Special clothing and equipment area all provided for the snowmobile tour, ski touring and snowshoe hike. With the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, this is an unforgettable experience for all the family. Tour Dates 19 Dec- 24 Dec 2010 Price (with UK flights) Adult from £1795 Child from £1145 For more information about our holidays go We welcome visitors to our office to discuss holiday insipration.

Photos (Top to Bottom, left then right) Kilimanjaro - Rob Fraser, Buddha Eyes of Bodhnath Temple, Kathmandu - Simon Watkinson, Cycling in Cuba - Tim Nicholl, Playing in the snow - Camp Ripan, Kilimanjaro - Matthew Sandford, Sweden in Winter - Henrik Trygg. All images courtesy of KE Adventure Travel.

Animal Care Lancaster 01524 65495 Hattie is a very friendly girl who is desperate to find a new home as soon as possible where she can get all the attention and love that she craves. She will need a new family who are prepared to do some training with her as she gets very giddy and silly sometimes and needs to be taught how to behave properly. She is fine with other dogs but we don’t know how she is with cats and we think she would be better in a home with slightly older children only because of her giddiness. With this training she would be a fantastic addition to almost any family as she is so loving and affectionate. Whoever does decide to adopt her will be shown every day just how much she loves them for making her happy again and giving her the home that she needed so badly.


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It is important to understand how a cat thinks and operates if we are to ensure our cat’s wellbeing and we are catering for its needs.

and jumpy; how she is at rest - a relaxed cat will lie on her side or back, paws and tail extended; an anxious cat will crouch on her chest, flicking the end of her tail, keeping her eyes open and ears back, muscles tense and pupils often dilated; food intake often changes; her coat may seem neglected or spiky; constant meowing can represent pain, annoyance or depression.



Cats are solitary hunters. Unlike dogs, they do not use a hierarchical pack system to reduce the risk of conflict between them - instead, they use a territorial system that maintains a distance between individuals and groups of cats.

Environmental factors can create feline anxiety, e.g. if there is not enough time spent between the cat and owner each day, irregular working hours, the absence of the owner, building work, moving house, the arrival of a baby, new animal or partner, arguments between owners and other animals outside.


The cat’s territory provides her with places to hunt, feed, rest and eliminate at a distance from other cats. The cat defines her environment through a combination of markers, which signal the cat’s presence and her identity to keep intruders away. These include urinary markings on the border of her territory and different activity zones; scratching on clearly visible areas, close to her sleeping zone; rubbing her face (containing scent glands) and flanks along objects, people and friendly cats within her territory, which makes her feel safe because of the familiar odours. IS YOUR CAT LONELY? Owners think their cat is getting lonely and acquire a second cat, but bearing their territorial nature in mind this can cause problems which are often unseen by the owner. Cats are easily upset if she can not get to her own personal litter tray, finds it is already dirty or is positioned in an inaccessible place (there should be at least one tray in each cat’s territory plus one extra). Other signs of stress include altered eating habits, she may hide more, become less sociable or aggressive to other inhabitants of the house, over-groom etc. An owner can recognise anxiety by observing how she moves – is she less confident, hesitant

The cat enjoys short, frequent contact with her owners. As an animal of habit she presents herself when she can be sure of finding them, often in the kitchen at mealtimes. The owners will often interpret her approaches wrongly, responding with food, which can lead to overfeeding. AN IDEAL ENVIRONMENT Organising the cat’s territory means she will be reassured that she can carry out her basic activities. There must be enough hiding places and resources (food, water, litter etc) as well as ways to stimulate play. Food must provide the required daily amount for all cats in the house, with a dish and water bowl per cat. Sleeping areas need to allow the cat to sleep off the ground, e.g. cat trees, windowsills, shelves, on furniture, beds or sofas. A rich environment stimulates the cat’s activities – scratching posts situated near their beds, materials which shred (carpet, cardboard etc), toys which stimulate the hunting instinct with quick unpredictable movements (cat toy fishing rods, toy mice, scrunched up tinfoil, balls etc). Cats can form very strong links with people or other cats, but solitude suits them as long as they can satisfy their need for space and activity. Environmental enrichment can make home a stress free, peaceful and secure place to stay. 37


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Colouring Answers: 1. Six 2. Grey squirrels & loss of habitat 3. Three 4. Red 5. Day 6. Kitten

SQUIRREL QUIZ 1. How long does an average red squirrel live for? Six or 20 years? 2. What 2 things are causing the rapid decline of squirrel numbers over the last 50 years? Grey squirrels & loss of habitat, or too many nuts and litter? 3. How many baby squirrels are usually born in each litter? 3 or 8? 4. Which is the only native squirrel in Britain? Red or Grey 5. Are squirrels most active during the Night or Day? 6. Is a baby squirrel called a squirret or a kitten?


ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE N420 By Iain Dooley Aston Martin doesn’t ‘do’ half measures. When the company says that its products are thoroughbred sports cars it really means it. And to prove the point it has taken to occasionally racing the stuff it makes Far from being an extract from some glossy brochure, this is all true. Recent years have seen Aston Martin compete in the popular Nurburgring 24 hours endurance race with road registered Vantages. This is no walk in the park race, as the gruelling conditions have claimed many high profile scalps over the years. After securing a string of class victories, you can’t blame Aston Martin from wanting to make a fuss. RACE SPECIAL As a way of celebrating, Aston Martin has produced a special edition V8 Vantage - the N420. This isn’t the company’s first effort - there was also 2007’s N400. It’s clear that the N420 is not a cynical attempt to cash in on racing glory. The detailed changes made to the V8 Vantage donor car are enough to make this special edition, well, special. In true race car tradition the N420 is louder than a regular Vantage. No mean feat in itself, the 4.7-litre V8 powering the Vantage family is already a vocal participant. The N420’s sports exhaust not only allows the V8 to breath more freely but also generates a harder edged tone that befits a car with a proven racing pedigree. That the sonic enhancement can be heard lower down the rev range is a welcome bonus. Remember, for all its leather and plush trimmings the N420 is more than capable of hitting the track and turning in respectable lap times - all you’re missing is a roll cage and other safety paraphernalia.

Simply put the N420 is an engaging and intoxicating experience as you sit low down in those figure-hugging carbon seats

With the N420’s V8 motor unchanged from the donor Vantage, 420 horsepower remains good enough in the real world to see the wrong side of the national speed limit in no time at all. The sprint to 62mph takes a brisk 4.8 seconds and it all stops at 180mph - on a track, of course. LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS But the numbers only tell half the story. The subtle changes to the Vantage have resulted in a useful change in the car’s character. Much of the credit for this must go to the 27kg weight reduction programme and the inclusion of Aston’s Sports Pack. The former sees carbon fibre used for the car’s lightweight seats and the likes of the front aerodynamic splitter and rear diffuser. The Sports Pack is a carefully chosen bundle of revisions to the springs, dampers and anti roll bars, and it’s these changes that see an immediate improvement to the car’s agility. Yes, the ride is now a little firmer but the steering is more accurate and responsive. Thankfully there’s still enough suspension compliance on battered B-roads to make a countryside drive fun, although it’s on larger arterial roads where the N420 shines. Simply put the N420 is an engaging and intoxicating experience. You sit low down in those figure-hugging carbon seats, and the N420’s compact size ensures a level of agility that’s hard to find in the some rivals that claim to be performance cars but are really bloated Grand Tourers. SPORTSHIFT, STEERING AND FEEL Opt for Aston’s Sportshift gearbox over the standard fit six-speed manual transmission and you’re another step closer to that full-on race car experience. This ‘semi-auto’ unit is essentially a manual ‘box with the clutch action automated for your convenience and to reduce gearchange times.

getting it right is a rewarding experience. It works best with a fair few revs dialled in, and it’s when you’re really motoring that you fully appreciate the gearbox’s advantages. Far from being a bone-jarring experience the N420 is an impressively rounded performer, certainly in the context of a fast and focused road car. The steering’s wonderfully direct feel and the car’s rasping and occasionally shrieking exhaust note are just two of the many highlights. Close your eyes and the latter could have thinking you’re spectating at Spa or some other classic GT-friendly circuit. A TRIP TO YOUR BANK MANAGER… Predictably there’s a modest cost premium associated with the N420 over a regular Vantage before you add the Sportshift gearbox, and only you and your bank manager will be able to make that judgment call. That said, all that extra carbon fibre doesn’t come cheap and the associated performance enhancements are genuine improvements. Viewed as a whole: the N420 is a worthwhile addition to the V8 Vantage line-up and, for someone with even a passing interest in the GT racing scene, well worth the extra outlay.

FACTS AT A GLANCE Model: Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420, price from £96,995. Engine: 4.7-litre petrol V8 unit developing 420bhp. Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Optional 6-speed Sportshift gearbox available. Performance: Maximum speed 180mph, 0-62mph 4.9seconds.

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Everyone’s counting their carbon footprint these days, whether it be using energy-efficient light bulbs, taking the bus instead of the car or separating papers from plastics. With a firm focus on ecology, local high-street opticians Vision Express in Lancaster are bringing environmental responsibility to the forefront with MODO ECO (Earth-ConsciousOptics); the UK’s first range of affordable luxury eyewear with a green conscience. Designed for stylish, earth-conscious men and women, the new collection is currently sold exclusively at Vision Express and has been created from 95% recycled materials, from the smart frames to the funky packaging. The new collection offers a wide range of classically inspired shapes and colours, from urban chic to classic cool, so you don’t need to sacrifice style to go green.

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From getting your ‘five a day’ fix to sinking two litres of water, there are enough mustfollow commandments to create the nutritional equivalent of the Bible.




What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Boost your skin with the foods that work beauty wonders. Nutrition is never far from the headlines. From getting your ‘five a day’ fix to sinking two litres of water, there are enough must-follow commandments to create the nutritional equivalent of the Bible.

Dehydrated skin lacking in water can quickly look wrinkled and drawn. And it doesn’t matter what your skin type is, both dry and oily skin can suffer badly from the dehydration blues. Sip regularly on fluids throughout the day.

While the growing array of superfoods and supplements may help give your skin a boost, it’s your daily diet that makes the biggest difference to your overall complexion. Yep, the foods you throw into your supermarket trolley really can have an effect in the fight against wrinkles, make your hair glossy, and encourage an elusive supermodel glow. WEIGHT, ORGAN FUNCTION & MENTAL HEALTH “Diet is the most important factor to health as it not only impacts on our weight and internal organ function, but also our mental health, all of which are reflected in our skin condition,” explains Simple’s nutritionist Fiona Hunter, who’s behind the SkinTrition initiative to promote the link between healthy diet and beauty. So put the socalled wonder products on the back burner and look to your larder to give your skin the Michelin-starred treatment. FAST FOOD & SWEET TREATS Fast food and sweet treats may be moreish but too much of a good thing can result in telltale signs that your diet has taken a nosedive. Premature ageing of the skin can be related to an excess of sugar and refined foods. Fiona says: “Poor diet can result in poor skin health, which shows itself through dull, flaky skin and dark circles under the eyes, as well as spot breakouts.”

GORGE ON VEG Eating plenty of vegetables can help you stay feeling and looking healthy. “Bright orange, red and greencoloured vegetables replenish the nutrients in your body,” Fiona explains. Try including tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli in your diet.” EAT MORE FISH “Eating fish is a tasty way to have a light, healthy meal with the added benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids,” Fiona reveals. “Try adding some salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel, sardines or herrings into your diet.” BREW A CUPPA “Sit down and have a nice cup of tea,” Fiona suggests. “It will help to keep you hydrated and count towards your eight glasses of water a day.” FEAST ON FRUIT “Vitamin C is very good for us. Try and eat citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit each day. This can be as easy as having a grapefruit for breakfast, or drinking a glass of orange juice alongside your cornflakes,” Fiona suggests.

Drop in sessions will run throughout the Christmas Craft Fair day from 10am to 3pm so come along with and Taster Sessions the children and get involved! at The Adult College in November

On Saturday 20th November, Lancashire Adult Learning will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair at the Adult College in Lancaster, from 10am – 3pm. There will be a wide variety of stalls from both professional craftspeople and students, offering a huge choice of hand-crafted goods for sale including jewellery, greeting cards, ceramics, watercolour paintings, mosaics, rugs, textiles and homemade sweets and chutneys. Throughout the day there will also be the opportunity to try your hand at something new with a variety of taster sessions. These will include making copper foil decorations, Christmas cookies, fabric brooch-making, dressmaking (turning an old item into a designer piece), ancient Egyptology, Indian head massage, meditation, reflexology, digital


Stock up on your Christmas presents and enjoy a taster session this November!

cameras and photography, buying and selling on Ebay, Internet security, British Sign Language and landscape archaeology. There will also be the chance to learn all about Christmas in Spain and Poland. These events will run at various times throughout the day and some are free (contact us for details). There will be plenty of family fun with Arts and Craft sessions for all the family – these drop in sessions will run throughout the day from 10am to 3pm so come along with the children and get involved! Relax in the Gallery café which will be serving food and drinks including a festive turkey and cranberry baguette, and a special offer of a mince pie and coffee for £1. Why not come along, browse the craft fair and try your hand at something new? All are welcome!


Saturday 20th November 10am - 3pm at The Adult College, Quarry Road, Lancaster

Locally-crafted goods for sale including jewellery, cards, watercolour paintings, ceramics, mosaics, rugs, and lots more!

Come and try a taster session in Christmas Cookies, a Spanish/ Polish Christmas, Copper Foil Decorations and lots more... Gallery cafe open - try a festive turkey & cranberry baguette. Special offer coffee and mince pie for £1 !

Welcome to the Community Directory where you can find out what’s on around Lancaster over the next month, as well as a huge selection of useful phone numbers from local services to restaurants and estate agents. If you know of a service that is not listed or know of an event happening soon please let us know by sending an email to: INDEX The listing of events is FREE.

Vintage Handmade Festive Market 50 What’sand on this month 61 Transport 56 Film/Shows

Storey Gallery, Lancaster 58 Local 4&December Council Services Saturday

62 Pubs & Restaurants 64 Education

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Plainsong Workshop: Mass of the Dead Saturday 13 November (2:00-5:00pm) Cathedral Schola Cantorum St Walburge’s Chapel Admission free. Please book in advance. Tickets & Information available from: Tourist Information (01524 582394) Cathedral House (01524 384820)

Candlelight Baroque Friday 10 December ( 7:30pm) The Lancashire Sinfonietta Tickets £10 (concessions £7.50) Tickets & Information available from: Tourist Information (01524 582394) Cathedral House (01524 384820) The film “Made In Dagenham” Saturday 11th December (7.30pm) Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside (certificate 15). Tickets on sale at The Little Shop, Arnside Promenade (£4.50).

Cathedral Craft Fair Wednesday 17 November (from 7:00pm) Admission £2 (includes a mince pie) Cathedral Social Centre Tickets & Information available from: Tourist Information (01524 582394) Cathedral House (01524 384820)

Christmas Craft Fayre Saturday 20th November (10am-3pm) Locally crafted goods for sale including, jewellery, cards, watercolour paintings, ceramics, mosaics, rugs and lots more. Come and try a taster session in Christmas cookies, a Spanish /Polish Christmas, copper foil decorations and lots more. FREE ENTRY The Adult College, Quarry Road, Lancaster.

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Art Course - Creating Winter Wildlife Art Saturday 20th November (11am-4pm) A relaxing day with wildlife artist Marianne Birkby, using objects and mixed media, including acrylics. Booking and payment in advance essential. All materials and lunch provided. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale £25 (RSPB members £23) Telephone: 01524 701601

Christmas Concert Wednesday 15 December (7:30pm) Lancaster University Music Society Tickets £5 (concessions £3) Tickets & Information available from: Tourist Information (01524 582394) Cathedral House (01524 384820)

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Candlelit Procession Saturday 27 November (from 3.45pm) Bellringing at 3.45, short service at 4pm. 97 candles will be lit in memory of victims of Pancreatic Cancer, including hymns and supper. Tickets £5 available from: Kate Hardcastle 07702 980903

Liszt’s Via Crucis Friday 12 November (7:30pm) A Multi-Media Presentation by Alessandra Pompili, Concert Pianist Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5) Tickets & Information available from: Tourist Information (01524 582394) Cathedral House (01524 384820)





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festive flower festival Saturday 4th December Sunday 5th December & 10am - 4pm 10am - 6pm at

CancerCare Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST Supported by National Association of Flower Arrangers

Festive Flower Demonstrations daily at 11am & 2pm (demo tickets £5)


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Entry Tickets £5 including a drink & mince pie (£4 per person for groups of 10 of more)


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from Slynedales or the Lakes Centre or by ringing 01524 381 820 or on the door

at The Adult College, Quarry Road, Lancaster

Locally-crafted goods for sale including jewellery, cards, watercolour paintings, ceramics, mosaics, rugs, and lots more! Registered Charity No: 1120048

Come and try a taster session in Christmas Cookies, a Spanish/ Polish Christmas, Copper Foil Decorations and lots more... Gallery cafe open - try a festive turkey & cranberry baguette. Special offer coffee and mince pie for £1 ! Vintage and Handmade Festive Market Storey Gallery, Lancaster Saturday 4 December

Creepy Santa on plastic horse. Courtesy of Suzy Jones and Storey Gallery The Market

Storey Gallery and Not Just Vintage UK are collaborating deliver a vintage and handmade DETAtoILS HER festive market. ThisFURT one-day event will bring together the old and the new, providing an opportunity for contemporary artists, designers, makers, and vintage enthusiasts to sell their wares. place on Saturday THE MARKET will take t Victorian Twenty five stalls are availablemarke in this amazing gallery space, creating a unique festive The UK are shopping experience – a place where members of the public can purchase until even 11am objects, or5pm. Not Just Vintage 4 December from ade Storey Gallery and includes an r a vintage and handm Stalls cost £25, this collaborating to delive bring will event fee. ay hire one-d administration and festive market. This s to the providing an acces new, gain the to and able You will be ers, together the old porary artists, design us day, 3 December opportunity for contem their wares. gallery the previo and e enthusiasts to sell from 6pm – 9pm, makers, and vintag ber. All 8:30am on 4 Decem from again LS! ete by 10:30am TWENTY FIVE STAL stalls must be compl 4 amazing public at 11am on are available in this ready to open to the festive Twenty five stalls , creating a unique 6pm. Victorian gallery space place where members of December. until 11am from a – Doors will be open shopping experience or even s, object se the public can purcha never get on the high be able to provide could Storey Gallery will experiences, they …. chair per stall. If you festive decorations one table and one street. Unique gifts, ing to dress your stall interested in receiv require anything else you and We are particularly you have in mind, , makers, designers or create the stall it proposals from artists do something a little bit this yourself and to must arrange to bring 10:30am. sellers who are keen a selling fair with ach must be erected before different, and appro fresh ideas.

would outline of how you 2. A brief written layout Eg if you intend to present your stall. approach particular way or proposals/stall applica be t way. your products in a The deadline for can in a completely differen 5pm. Applications the ‘stall’ concept is 12 November at if appropriate.) Gallery, Meeting ions Storey to illustrat mail by (Please include sent either email ter, LA1 1TH or by House Lane, Lancas on a CD or work or products 6 images of your 3. to office@ storeyg with format, pe jpg in these email or envelo DVD. Please provide Please mark your is not MADE FESTIVE 30cm wide. If this 72dpi no larger than an VINTAGE AND HAND riate please send possible or not approp MARKET. g: include the followin ideas. illustration of your Your proposal must their own stallholders have tion form. You can We advise that all : 1. A completed applica website ce. the Storey Gallery public liability insuran download this from me. ogram www.storeygallery.or



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Vintage handmadefestival market The Storey - P54

Storey Gallery and Not Just Vintage UK are inviting proposals from artists, makers, designers and vintage sellers who are interested in taking a stall in a festive market.

Not Just Vintage Storey Gallery and sals from artists, UK are inviting propo and vintage sellers makers, designers a in taking a stall in who are interested festive market.


22 - 28 NOVEMBER 2010

Mon Nov 22 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe – windows and shopkeepers in purple. Purple Bear Competition. Table in St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster

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Tues Nov 23 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe Table in St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster Wed Nov 24 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe Table in St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster Table in Marketgate Lancaster Thurs Nov 25 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe Fri Nov 26 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe Table in St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster


Sat Nov 27 97 purple balloons tied on Promenade NOT RELEASED (removed that day) Street Collection Table in Arndale Shopping Centre 3.45pm bells ring at Morecambe Parish Church 4pm Short service in Morecambe Parish Church Candlelit Procession along Morecambe Promenade from Morecambe Parish Church 97 candles for 97 victims of PC Morecambe Town Band play hymns on Stone Jetty then back to Morecambe Parish Church Memorial hall for supper. Sun 28 Nov 2pm – 5pm Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel with High Society Jazz Band and Ian Dewhirst MBE .Grand Raffle Winners of Purple Quiz announced Contact Kate Hardcastle 07702980903 if you can help.

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T H E S TO R E Y W H AT ’ S O N N OV E M B E R ry Eve Whirlwind Youth Theatre t a S 9.30 – 12.30 Whirlwind Youth Theatre are still recruiting for their forthcoming production of ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’. Weekly sessions for children 4-16 years. There’s only 1 month left until the performances on 9th, 10th and 11th December at The Storey. Tickets for sale in Now. For more information please visit the website: Screenwriting with ry Eve Daragh Carville e Tu 7-9pm Screenwriter Daragh Carville offers a practical and accessible guide through the process of writing for film. Open to beginners and more experienced writers. Cost: £60 (£50 Concs). Enterprise 4 All 3x workshop Wed 3rd, 17th, 24th Enterprise4All specialises in maximising engagement in enterprise, education and employment. We offer a range of consultancy services and deliver publicly funded programmes that assist new and established businesses and that help to build more dynamic, cohesive communities. For more information email:info@ Finance Seminar: ur Th ‘There is another way’ th 4 5.30pm In these uncertain times we believe it’s important that people within the public and private sectors, have a better understanding of how the banking and commercial finance markets work. Most people believe that the high street banks are no longer supporting

businesses as they once did. The Storey have organised a seminar on Thursday 4th November, to enable a better understanding between the finance providers and the people who require financing. The format for this event will be a Q & A session with people who really do know the answers (Steve Ireland, Craig Richardson, Terry Riding, Stuart Fell & John McKeever). Tedx: Is torture Thur ever justified? h t 4 7.30pm Is torture ever justified? Would you steal a drug that your child needs to survive? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? How much is one human life worth? In the “Justice” program that bears his name, Harvard professor Michael Sandel probes these questions - and asks what you think, and why.  

Blogging for at S beginners h 6 10am Jenn Ashworth is a writer, blogger and workshop tutor. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy was published in 2009. She specialises in literature projects that involve online story telling and blogging.

Sat 6th

Adult Life Drawing Course 10am

Always wanted to draw? Didn’t know where to go? Well The Storey joined with The Adult College are now hosting Life Drawing Classes every month. For information call: 01524 60141

hur Federation of Small T 1th Businesses 1 7.30pm This month The FSB will be holding their event at The Storey Lecture Theatre. The North West Area Policy Unit (NW APU) brings together the FSB regions of Manchester and North Cheshire, Merseyside and West Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria and members from the Chester branch. The NW APU holds meetings approximately every two months and holds its annual meeting in May of each year.

Tue Pampered Chef h 16t 7pm Amanda Green, Advanced Director of Pampered Chef will come and do a small cooking class for 50 people, where 15% of the money made through selling Pampered Chef products will be donated to Cancer Care. For more information on what pampered chef is all about, go to

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THE STOREY ue T h Café Scientifique 6t 1 Time Café Scientifique is a world-wide programme in which guest speakers talk for 15 minutes on a scientific subject their passionate about. Intent on educating and entertaining at the same time, The Storey host each Cafes every month, supplying a different topic – to suit all audiences. Check our website for specific speakers   ur Th Showing Off Marketing th 18 Seminar 1.30pm Showing Off Marketing Seminar is running free marketing seminars to help build your business in 2010. Managing Director, Joanne Allday is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and has a masters degree in Marketing Management from Lancaster University. She specialises in helping and training small and medium sized companies to grow. Why not come along and see what you can learn?

ri F Spotlight th 19 8pm Lancaster’s spotlight club is a live writing venue dedicated to bringing new and different writers, performers, readers and musicians’ to the stage. With Pascal Desmond on Prose, it’s sure to be a brilliant night! For more information, visit: Structuring Short Stories Sat with Carys Davies h 20t 10am-4pm In this two-part workshop we’ll be focusing on the importance of structure in the short story, looking closely at the beginnings, middles and endings of stories by some of the very best short story writers. In the first workshop the emphasis will be on participants producing their own writing, based on exercises and discussion; Saturday 20th November, 10-4pm and Saturday 12th February 2011 1-5pm Cost: £70 (£50 concs) for both sessions. Please book by 20th October, for both days.

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All entrances to our black tie event will be red carpeted and roped off in Hollywood style. Following entrances to the event by guest list only, guests will be issued £100 fun money to get them started on the tables & will receive a free glass of champagne & selection of canapés upon arrival. The cost of tickets are £15 each, but ALL proceeds go to Cancer Care. For more information email: eatart@ Nearly sold out! Get your tickets quickly.

Get in the Christmas spirit with this Christmas Hamper Evening. Hosted on a late night shopping evening, this event will allow you to build your own hamper from a selection of fine ingredients from a variety of local suppliers. Choose from deli meats, wine, homemade chutneys and jams and preserves. This makes the perfect personalised gift. For more information on any of the events please phone: 01524 509000 Or to join our mailing list, please e-mail:

Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

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Although Diggle also writes for Marvel, his personal tastes lie outside the New York Times best-selling author superhero genre. Andy Diggle, whose comic-book series “People often THE LOSERS was recently turned into confuse medium a Hollywood action movie, is based at with genre when it the Storey Creative Industries Centre in Lancaster. His latest graphic novel, entitled comes to comics,” he explains. “There used to be a wide variety of genres in English-speaking comics -- crime, RAT CATCHER, is a tense thriller about horror, Westerns, sci-fi -- but most of them were banned the hunt for a legendary assassin who by the introduction of the Comics Code in the 1950s, specializes in silencing mob informants Northern Institute of Creative Eating which laid waste to everything but the most bland and hiding in the Witness Protection Program. juvenile superhero fare. Over half a century later, the “There’s a visual immediacy to comics that medium is still recovering from that enforced F R I D AY 2 6 T H N O V E M B Ecomics R you don’t get from novels,” says7 Diggle, . 3 0 P M S T A Rinfantilisation. T But if you look to Europe or Japan, mature whose work has been praised by&writers as ARE NICE BAR RESTAURANT graphic novels in a wide variety of genres have long been RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER CARE diverse as BUFFY creator JossA CHARITY Whedon HOLDING EVENING WITH the norm.” BLACKJACK, AND DICE/CRAPS and crime novelist Ian RankinROULETTE (who visited BLACK TIE OPTIONAL, SMART DRESS RAT CATCHER will be released in January 2011 by The Storey WALK last UP month as part of the Literary THE RED CARPET AND RECEIVE FREE CHAMPAGNE & CANAPÉS ON ARRIVAL medium for a tight, Vertigo Crime. THE LOSERS graphic novels are available Festival). “It’s the perfect CHARITY AUCTION AND RAFFLE from all good bookshops, and the DVD of the movie propulsive story, which is the kind I like to MICHAEL BROOKS SINGS SINATRA, MICHAEL BUBLE & FRIENDS tell. If a potential reader picks up a copy, it’s adaptation is out now. my job to make sure they put GOit TOdown £15.can’t ALL PROCEEDS CANCER CARE. PRICE INCLUDES £100 FUN MONEY, CHAMPAGNE again.” & CANAPÉS Rat Catcher artwork by Victor Ibanez





NICE CASINO – WITH For those who fancy challenging other gambling FOR MOREFUNDRAISER INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A BOOKING CALL 01524 509094 OR EMAIL guests we’ll be organising a blackjack tournament EATART@NICEBARANDRESTAURANT THE EMPHASIS ON FUN! .CO.UK The Storey, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH 01524 509094

Get your glad rags on and join us for a flutter and lots of fun at a glittering Casino Night in Lancaster’s trendy NICE bar and restaurant. And with proceeds going to local charity Cancer Care, you’ll be helping a great cause as well as having a brilliant night. The tone will be set for this stylish event from the moment you enter the building via red carpeted, Hollywood-style walkways leading to the various gaming tables inside in areas beautifully decorated by Dalton Square Florists. Each guest will be issued with £100 fun money to get you started and you’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne and complimentary canapés on arrival in the bar. Throughout the night, Friday 26 November, you can have fun playing on any of the various tables including roulette, craps dice, and original blackjack.

table where the top three players stand to pick up some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local companies. Another highlight of the evening will be your chance to have a punt on the ‘Roulette Raffle’ – you just pick a number and if the ball drops on yours you get a bottle of wine, chocolates, shopping voucher or one of the other great prizes. There’s going to be a touch of magic in the air, too, as top local magical performer David Lancaster circulates among the guests showing off his bewildering array of tricks that’ll have you amused and amazed all night. Tickets for the event are sure to go fast so make sure you get yours well in advance. They cost just £15 and the proceeds from ticket sales will go straight to Cancer Care. You may want to dress up in your black ties, dinner suits or cocktail dresses but it’s not compulsory. Give us a call today on 01524 509094, email us at or better still, why not pop in and see us at the Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane (on the way up to the railway station).





22 - 28 NOVEMBER 2010


Mon Nov 22 Table in Arndale Shopping Centre Morecambe – windows and shopkeepers in purple. Purple Bear Competition. Table in St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster


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Sat Nov 27 97 purple balloons tied on Promenade NOT RELEASED (removed that day) Street Collection Table in Arndale Shopping Centre 3.45pm bells ring at Morecambe Parish Church 4pm Short service in Morecambe Parish Church Candlelit Procession along Morecambe Promenade from Morecambe Parish Church 97 candles for 97 victims of PC Morecambe Town Band play hymns on Stone Jetty then back to Morecambe Parish Church Memorial hall for supper. Sun 28 Nov 2pm – 5pm Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel with High Society Jazz Band and Ian Dewhirst MBE .Grand Raffle Winners of Purple Quiz announced Contact Kate Hardcastle 07702980903 if you can help.

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Quiz Closing date Pancreatic C Result 28 Nove Cance Cont Quiz Sheets £1 each Closing date 22 November the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week www.justg

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Released 19th November Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I is the movie event everyone’s been waiting for and the penultimate Harry Potter film ever (they decided to split Deathly Hallows in two – it was a big book and there’s a lot of stuff to get sorted!). See Harry, Ron and Hermione embark on the journey of their lives, to uncover the secret of Voldemort’s immortality and, in turn, the key to his destruction - the Horcruxes! And all without the protection of Dumbledore. And to make matters worse, the Death Eaters have seized control of Hogwarts and seek their ultimate prize - Harry himself!




A compilation of 5 classic episodes including songs. Exclusive screening on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November, 10.30am at Vue Lancaster.

CASPER Released 25th October PG Casper is the classic kids’ ghost story that’s been spooking the whole family since 1995. When a woman is left a creepy house in her father’s will, she decides she will try and find treasure she thinks is hidden there. Little does she know there are ghosts patrolling the house. Exorcist Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) are brought in to help and are confronted with three evil ghosts and one very friendly one called Casper. Can they help them to the other side or will the ghosts get the upper hand? Spooky fun for everyone.







Help Direct is a new service for all adults in Lancashire, 18 and over, aiming to be your first port of call to get support, guidance and any information you need to get the most out of life. You can call in and speak to an advisor in person on any weekday at our offices in Lancaster (9 – 5) or Carnforth (9.30 – 5). You can also email your query to us, or phone us on the low-cost phone number weekdays (9 – 5) or Saturdays (9 – 1). Alternatively, if you are registered with any of the GP surgeries below, you can make an appointment to see an advisor during their weekly session there:

Lancaster City Council Customer Service Centre Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PG Tel: 01524 582000

Out Of Hours Emergencies

Tel: 01524 67099

Domestic Waste And Street Cleaning Tel: 01524 582491

LANCASTER Queen Square - 01524 843333 - Mondays - 1 – 6 King Street - 01524 541651 - Wednesdays 2–5 Dalton Square - 01524 842200 - Tuesdays 1.30 – 5.30 Owen Road - 01524 846999 - Wednesdays 12 - 5 Rosebank - 01524 842284 - Wednesdays 1 – 5.30

Council Tax

MORECAMBE York Bridge - 01524 831111 - Mondays - 9 – 1 Morecambe Health Centre - 01524 405766 Thursdays - 1 - 6 Westgate 01524 832888 - Thursdays - 12.30 – 3

Electoral Registration

CARNFORTH Ashtrees - 01524 720000 - Wednesdays - 9.30 – 1.30

LIBRARIES Help Direct holds drop-in sessions at Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham libraries on Friday mornings, 9.30 – 12.00, on a 3-weekly rota. Please ask at the libraries for dates.

0303 333 1111

Drop in sessions Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Tel: 01524 582900

Highway Faults Tel: 0123 456 789

Tel: 01524 582905


Tel: 01524 582376

Pest Control

Tel: 01524 582935

Stray Dogs

Tel: 01524 582757

Bus Passes

Tel: 01524 582958


Tel: 0800 0929705

Homeless Advice

10am - 4pm 1pm - 4pm 1pm - 4pm 10am - 1pm 10am - 1pm

Telephone advice 01524 66529 Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Tel: 01524 586827

Lifeline Care Alarm Service Tel: 01524 582527

NB: Last client seen ¼ hour before closing time (On occasions we may need to close early due to shortage of staff) How to contact Lancaster Citizens Advice Bureau

Address: 87 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RH Email: Website:


Tel: 01524 582955

Handyperson Scheme Tel: 01524 586812

Sheltered Housing Tel: 01524 586858

Shopmobility is back!

To become a member, find out more or make a booking contact:

One Voice, The Cornerstone, Sulyard street, Lancaster LA1 1PX Shopmobility Tel: 01524 382764

8 Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PN Tel: 01524 842200

The Meadowside Medical Practice

1-3 Meadowside Lancaster LA1 4UH Tel: 01524 32622 (24 hour number)

Queen Square Medical practice 2 Queen Square Lancaster LA1 1RP Tel: 01524 843333

Owen Road Surgery 71 Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2LG Tel: 01524 846541

Rosebank Surgery Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4JS Tel: 01524 842284

Galgate Health Centre Highland Brow Galgate, Lancaster, LA2 ONB Tel: 01524 751284

GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ashton Road Lancaster, LA1 4RP

Tel: 01524 65944

DOCTORS Dalton Square Practice


King Street Surgery

38 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RE Tel: 01524 541651

Halton Surgery

110 High Road Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PU Tel: 01524 811226

Scale Hall Surgery

1 West Drive Scale Hall LANCASTER LA1 5BY Tel: 01524 64135

Bailrigg Health Centre

University of Lancaster Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4ZP Tel: 01524 387780

Caton Health Centre

Hornby Rd, Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 9QS Tel: 01524 770718

Brookfield Surgery

Bolton le Sands Carnforth, LA5 8DH Tel: 01524 822088


DENTISTS Central Dental Practice

Telephone House Fenton Street Lancaster, LA1 1AB Tel: 01524 34778

Mayo Clinic

Mayo House Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1GW Tel: 01524 33225

Bay Dental Partnership

6 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 32639

Brook Street Dental Practice

8 Brook Street Lancaster, LA1 1UU Tel: 01524 37324

Lancaster Dental Centre Skerton Tel: 01524 66242


You can hire a scooter, electric or manual wheelchair or walking frame. Lancaster on Wednesdays and Fridays or Morecambe on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prices start from as little as ÂŁ3


COFFEE SHOPS The Old Bell Coffee House Bashful Alley Lancaster LA1 1LF Tel: 01524 36561

Lewis Of Lancaster‎ 23 New Street, Town Centre, Lancaster LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 389 642‎


19 Market Street Lancaster LA1 1HZ Tel: 01524 381 795

Cafe Nero

23 Market Street Lancaster LA1 1HZ Tel: 01524 36130

INDIAN Bombay Balti

PNP Currys and Kebabs



Bowerham Chippy

Sultan of Lancaster

Pizza Hut

154 Ryelands Road Lancaster, LA1 2RA Tel: 01524 555857 91 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH Tel: 01524 36253 The Old Church Brock Street Lancaster, LA1 1UU Tel: 01524 61188

Japanese Miyabi

6 Cable Street Lancaster, LA1 1HD Tel: 01524 848356

Other Domino’s Pizza

20 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 848999

16 China Street Lancaster, LA1 1EX Tel: 01524 844550


Nice and Spicy


2 Lower Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 33333

110 Penny Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 381160

6 Lower Church Street Tel: 01524 68060

11 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1LP Tel: 01524 33351 or Ryelands Service Station Owen Road Lancaster LA1 2LL Tel: 01254 383605 or 99-101 Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XN Tel: 01524 599328

Iky’s Balti House

Pizzetta Republic

Urban Spice

21 Brock Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 847107

Niche Indian Delights

133 St Leonards Gate Lancaster, LA1 1NL Tel: 01524 34432

75 North Road Lancaster Tel: 01524 33332

1 Rosemary Lane Lancaster, LA1 1NR Tel: 01524 382399 2 Coulston Road Lancaster, LA1 3AE Tel: 01524 61230

Kingsway Retail Park Lancaster, LA1 1DQ Tel: 01524 599222

Lancaster Fried Chicken 3 Rosemary Lane Lancaster, LA1 1NR Tel: 01524 66575


18 Church Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 841488

CHINESE Wok Express

60 Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XF Tel: 01524 847575

Fired Wok Chinese Takeaway 98 Prospect Street Lancaster, LA1 5ES Tel: 01524 36000

The Woo Ping

16-18 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1NP Tel: 01524 64713

Bamboo Garden

30-32 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG Tel: 01524 849984

TAXIS Coastal Taxis

Tel: 01524 424424 or 01524 60000

Tel: 01524 844922

32090 Taxis 35666 Tel: 01524 32090 or 01524 35666

8 4 8 Taxis

Tel: 01524 848848

John’s Taxi

Tel: 01524 845210

Lancaster Road Taxis Tel: 01524 844844

National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 48 49 50 Local Bus Journey Planner 0871 200 22 33 Budgie Transport

Provide a waterbus service on the Lancaster Canal.

Tel: 01524 389 410.

NowCard helpline on 0845 058 1069

A smartcard aimed at making travel on public transport simpler for those eligible for concessionary fares


01524 424424 or 60000 4-8 Seaters 24 hour service long distance/airport transfers 61


A to B Lancaster Taxis

Traveline Public Transport Tel: 0870 608 2608

Wagon and Horses


27 St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RD Tel: 01524 846094

Bistro 26

26 Sun Street Lancaster, LA1 1EW Tel: 01524 846252

Castle Balti

23a Castle Hill Lancaster Tel: 01524 388454

Bella Italia

26-28 Church Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 36340

The Spaghetti House 18 Mary Street Lancaster, LA1 1UW Tel: 01524 846011

The Sultan of Lancaster

The Old Church Brock Street Lancaster, LA1 1UR Tel: 01524 61188

The Sun Cafe

25 Sun Street Lancaster, LA1 1EW Tel: 01524 845599

Penny Street Bridge Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1XT Tel: 01524 599900

Quite Simply Food 13 Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 1QD Tel: 01524 34916

Quite Simply French 27a St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RD Tel: 01524 843199

1725 Tapas Bar

28 Market Street Lancaster, LA1 1HT Tel: 01524 66898

The Stork

The Green Ayre

Brittania 101

Mung Mee Thai Restaurant

Corricks Lane Lancaster, LA2 OAN Tel: 01524 751234 Ullswater Road Lancaster, LA1 3PX Tel: 01524 849720


46-48 Chapel Street Lancaster, LA1 1LH Tel: 01524 383436

The Gatehouse

Canalside, White Cross Lancaster, LA1 4QX Tel: 01524 849111

Greeves Park Table Table Bowerham Road Lancaster, LA1 3AH Tel: 01524 389335

The Borough

3 Dalton Square Lancaster, LA1 1PP Tel: 01524 64170

Etna Pizza Pasta 22 New Street Lancaster Tel: 01524 69551

Miyabi Japanese Restaurant

6 Cable Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HD Tel: 01524 848356

Pizza Margherita 2 Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 1QD Tel: 01524 36333

The Water Witch

Canal Tow Path Lancaster, LA1 1SU Tel: 01524 63828

The Litten Tree

33-37 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1LP Tel: 01524 541580


63 North Road Lancaster, LA1 1LU Tel: 01524 585240

6 Chapel Street Lancaster, LA1 1NZ Tel: 01524 64107

The Merchants

27 Castle Hill Lancaster, LA1 1YN Tel: 01524 66466

The Lounge Bar

87 Penny Street, Town Centre, Lancaster, LA1 1XN Tel: 01524 555999

The Sun Hotel & Bar 63-65 Church Street Lancaster, LA1 1ET Tel: 01524 66006

The Three Mariners Bridge Lane Lancaster, LA1 1EE Tel: 01524 388957

The White Cross South Road Lancaster, LA1 4XT Tel: 01524 33999

Moghuls Indian Restaurant

91 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH Tel: 01524 36253

The Gregson

33 Moorgate Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 3PY Tel: 01524 849959

The George & Dragon

24 St Georges Quay Lancaster, LA1 1RB Tel: 01524 62265

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS Caton Community Primary School


Broadacre Road Caton, LA2 9NH Tel: 01524 770104

Dallas Road Primary High Street Lancaster, LA1 1LD Tel: 01524 64520

Ryelands Primary Torrisholme Road Lancaster, LA1 2RJ Tel: 01524 64626

Scotforth St Pauls C of E Primary Scotforth Road Lancaster, LA1 4SE Tel: 01524 65379

Quernmore C of E Primary Quernmore Lancaster, LA2 9EL Tel: 01524 66628

St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary Penny Stone Road Lancaster, LA2 6QE Tel: 01524 811230

Lancaster Ridge Primary Keswick Road Lancaster, LA1 3LE Tel: 01524 841589

The Cathedral Primary Balmoral Road Lancaster, LA1 3BT Tel: 01524 64686

Christ Church C of E Primary School

Derwent Road Lancaster Lancashire LA1 3ES Tel: 01524 60955

Caton St Pauls C of E

Moorside Road, Brookhouse, Lancaster, LA2 9PJ Tel: 01524 770241

Dolphinholme C of E Dolphinholme Lancaster, LA2 9AN Tel: 01524 791530

Moorside School

Bowerham Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4HT Tel: 01524 66516

Bowerham Primary

Bowerham Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4BS Tel: 01524 63999

Skerton Community Primary Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 2AY Tel: 01524 63785

Thurnham Glasson Church of England Primary School Marsh Lane Glasson Dock Lancaster LA2 0AR Tel/Fax: 01524 751425 www.thurnhamglasson. Cockerham C of E Primary School Main Street Cockerham Lancaster LA2 0EF Tel/Fax: 01524 791550 www.cockerham.lancs.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS Lancaster Girls Grammar

Regent Street Lancaster, LA1 1SF Tel: 01524 32010


Central Lancaster High

Crag Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LS Tel: 01524 32636 www.central.lancsngfl.

Lancaster Royal Grammar

East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF Tel: 01524 580600

Our Ladys Catholic College Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RX Tel: 01524 66689 www.our-ladys-rc.

Ripley St Thomas Church of England High School

Ashton Road Lancaster, LA1 4RS Tel: 01524 64496 www.ripley.lancsngfl.

Skerton Community High Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2BL Tel: 01524 65143 www.skertonhigh.

Jamea Al Kauthar Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AJ Tel: 01524 389898

Carnforth County High

Kellet Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9LS Tel: 01524 732 314

TUTOR Kip McGrath

Professional tuition for pupils aged 6-16 years old. Tel: 01524 61199


Holy Cross Orthodox

Lancaster Priory and Parish Chuch

Christians Against Poverty

Tel: 01524 65338

Tel: 01524 840759 Tel: 01524 61582

Christ Church

Lancaster Cathedral

Lancaster District Homeless Action Service

Lancaster fm Church

St Thomas C of E

Moorlands Evangelical Church

Tel: 01524 34430

Tel: 01524 590410

Lancaster Baptist Church

Tel: 01524 39677 www.lancasterbaptistchurch.

Christians Alive Church Tel: 01524 845554

St Lukes Vicarage Tel: 01524 63249

Grace Baptist Church

Tel: 01524 841133 http://www.

Tel: 01524 841941

Tel: 01524 64146

Lancaster Quaker Meeting

Tel 01524 62971

Lancaster Methodist Church Tel: 01524 32717

King’s Community Church Tel: 01524 388490

Trinity United Reformed Church High Street - service 10.30am Bowerham - service 6.30pm



Tel: 01524 842008

Tel: 01524 384820

A selection of places you can pick up a copy Marks and Spencer Booths The Storey - Visitor Centre Lancaster Library Outside the Alice Bethany Bath Co. St Nicholas Arcade B & Q, Aldcliffe Rd, Lancaster, LA1 1AZ The Adult College Lancaster House Hotel Bowling Green Petrol Station, Scotforth Canalside Cafe, Galgate Lancaster A & E Williamson Park Cafe Galgate Spar Shop Silk Mill Cafe, Galgate Bay Vets, Lancaster Penny Street Bridge Skerton Spar shop Skerton Petrol Station/Subway Shell Petrol Station, Caton Road Premier Inn, Lancaster Holiday Inn, Lancaster Total Fitness, Lancaster

The Zone at Greenlands Wyn Abbot Pottery, Greenlands Ashton Garden Centre Bay View Garden Centre, Carnforth Lancaster Golf Club Cafe Nero, Lancaster Starbucks, Lancaster The Old Bell Coffee House Verdes Bella Italia Love Lunch Lewis’s of Lancaster cafe Byrons Hairdressers, Lancaster The Litten Tree, Lancaster A and M newsagents Sunseekers, Lancaster Simply Food The Dukes Theatre Pine Lake Resort Longlands Hotel Selected Doctors Surgeries Holly Farm

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