In this issue - Clifton International Festival of Music - Crossword - Skype The Downs in wartime - Sports advice - Prize Wordsearch
The Editors small piece Hi there and welcome to the June issue ‐ a month that sees me one year closer to a royal telegram (or does it come as a tweet these days?) June 8th also sees the Let’s Rock Bristol 80’s music festival in the grounds of Blaise House. Being born in the mid‐ sixties the 1980’s were my formative years and I look forward to a nostalgic day out. Think I’ll go for the receding mullet look. Thanks as ever to all the lovely local businesses choosing to feature in The Bristol Eight ‐ if you get the need and chance to support them then that’s great, as without them the magazine, that so many of you have said nice things about, will become as extinct as the Sinclair C5. Please do get in touch if you want to find out more about getting your business featured in the next issue ‐ phone me on 0117 968 7787 or 07845 986650, or email email@example.com ‐ and please remember to leave your name and contact details or I won’t be able to get back to you.. Now as the hail pounds down on the oﬃce roof it’s time to start on the July issue ‐ which promises to be a cracker. Have a great month, Andy ps ‐ advertising in The Bristol Eight starts from just £21 and will bet your advert through 7,000 letterboxes across Clifton, Cliftonwood, Hotwells, Failand and Abbots Leigh. Why not get in touch for more details?
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10 The Clifton International Festival of Music - 22nd to 30th June 2013 Tickets are now selling fast for Bristol’s mid‐summer musical extravaganza the inaugural Clifton International Festival of Music. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the iconic Clifton Cathedral, festival organisers Richard Jeﬀrey‐Gray (Chairman) and Tom Williams (Artistic Director) have arranged a programme that will combines the talents of musicians of local, national and international reputation. As Tom Williams put it, ‘Over the course of the week we will bring together world class artists and Bristol’s most gifted home‐grown talent’. There are over twenty events to enjoy, including performances by The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini and a local schools’ ‘Big Sing’ workshop performance of Karl Jenkins’ Requiem. These events take place in Clifton Cathedral – a uniquely impressive venue that boasts a beautifully clean, four‐second acoustic and perfect lines of sight for all audience members. The festival has called for talent within the community to come and join the Choir of Clifton Cathedral, as they celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Clifton Cathedral with an afternoon workshop on Tallis’s spatial masterpiece, Spem in alium, written for forty individual parts. On Monday of Festival week the Bristol Baroque Soloists perform their extremely popular programme, ‘The Grand Tour’, bringing together music from Avison,
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Geminiani, Handel, Leclair and Vivaldi, and London period specialists, Ars Eloquentiae, continue the baroque feast with Tuesday evening’s recital, ‘If Love’s a sweet passion’. The Clifton Cathedral organ(s) will be fully stretched in an improvisation recital entitled ‘Battle of the Organs’, which will include the mighty Toccata and Fugue in D minor for two organs Distinguished lectures are scheduled as part of the Festival. Composer David Bednall will present the Britten Centenary Lecture discussing Britten’s exceptional music for solo voice. The Festival will include the inaugural Tony White Memorial Lecture, which will reflect on the place of music in the liturgy. For those architecture enthusiasts Jon Cannon, presenter of BBC TV’s ‘How to build a cathedral’, will give an illustrated talk on great centralised Cathedrals. Whilst many of the Festival’s events will be held at Clifton Cathedral, other performances will take place throughout Clifton, reinforcing the Festival’s goal to be an event for the whole community. For those with other musical tastes, jazz, folk and pop concerts will feature in the beautiful Clifton Village. Final word to Tom Williams who summed up the scope of the week, ‘With a series of concerts, lectures and workshops the Festival promises to provide something for everyone’. For more information on all the events during the festival visit the festival’s website at www.cliftonfestival.com. Tickets for paid events are available from Colston Hall Booking oﬃce.
12 Crossword Time
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16 Computer Corner with Mrs PC Skype Ten years ago, when a friend mentioned phoning someone using his computer, using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), it sounded like something very complicated or science fiction. Nowadays it is simple and Skype is an everyday word that almost everyone understands. When you can call family and friends for free from your computer, tablet or smartphone using Wi ‐Fi, why wouldn’t you? Even more astonishing is that you can see the people you are calling if you wish, and if you have a webcam, which most modern laptops, smartphones and tablets do as standard. Many people are suspicious of free things, but in this case you don’t need to be. Skype oﬀer free calling, video calling, instant messaging and file sharing; there is no catch. So how does it work? You need to download a free bit of software from Skype onto your computer or an App onto your smartphone or tablet. Once you have done this, you will need to register with the company and set up a Username and invent a password for the account. You will need a webcam unless you have one built in, and the same goes for speakers and a microphone. Again, modern laptops smartphones and tablets have them built in. You can buy webcams that plug in to older computers and also act as microphones. Once you have set up your account, you can test your settings, volume, speakers and microphone using Skype’s call testing service. Once all is functioning correctly you will be able to search for other family and friends who use Skype. This can be done by allowing Skype to search your address book or contacts from email, or one by one. Once you have found someone you know, you need to ask them to add you as a friend. This is easy to do, and Skype coaches you through the process. When you have been accepted as a friend, you are then able to start talking. This process is for your security, you wouldn’t want a stranger to call you or vice versa! The clever thing about Skype is that you can see which of your contacts is online and available to chat by the colour of the symbol next to their name. (Green means
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26 The Downs Recorder The Downs in Wartime You might be thinking that the combination of Wessex Water and Funderworld have left the Downs in a pretty good mess. Think again. The Council website has a marvellous site called “Know Your Place”, and they have recently downloaded on to it an aerial photo of the city taken on a winter’s morning in 1946, eighteen months after the end of the war in Europe. The Downs looks mysterious ‐ it is pockmarked with white dots, there are large circular structures, there are masses of concrete rectangles, and three sites that cast long black shadows. There are all sorts of tracks or roads where none now exist, and all over the flat area running up to Sea Walls there are a mass of deep tracks winding round the whole surface. A friend who was a boy during the war and lived close to the Downs where he also went to school went over it with me. Firstly he pointed out the line of the triple roll of barbed wire that sealed oﬀ the American base which was used as a tank park and repair depot. The approach to it on Circular Road was manned by a guard house, as was the approach from Savile Road. In 1944 hundreds of tanks were brought up from the docks on transporters. Then one day they suddenly all vanished‐ but they tore up the turf and eighteen months after they had gone the evidence was still there. The American soldiers of the US second army in charge lived in wooden huts, and the concrete foundations were all that remained in 1946, though three were still standing and casting long black shadows. The present Sea Walls toilets are on the foundations of the shower and mess block.
Early in the war the Downs was covered with stone cairns to make it diﬃcult for light aircraft or gliders to land, and these are visible on the photo as white dots. At the same time there was a Barrage Balloon post, though there are no signs of that on the photo. These were huge clumsy balloons that were floated up as high as possible to prevent dive bombers operating. There was also one in Leigh Woods and on Clifton Close. They didn’t work well in high winds. But another early construction still visible in 1946 was two Static Water Tanks near Clay Pit Road. These were large concrete structures filled with water to act as reservoirs for fire fighting on the assumption that ordinary fire hydrants had been put out of action. My friend lived on the Stoke Bishop side, and had little knowledge of what happened on the Clifton side of the Downs. It is clear that Stoke Road, Westbury Road and Upper Belgrave Road were all open for civilian use, but the wired encampment area cut across Ladies Mile and ran down the path built on Bakers Road, and it looks as if the whole of the area north of the Zoo was also in military hands. There is a complex of roads leading into the Downs from the top of Pembroke Road, and a lot of disturbed ground in that area. Is there anyone out there who can remember how it was? One amazing feature of the photograph is the Tumps, the old lead mining area. There is hardly a single bush or shrub to be seen. Today the area is thickly covered with scrub. If you enjoy the Downs as it is today, why not become a Friend? Membership is just £10. Contact Robin Haward at firstname.lastname@example.org 0117 974 3385 (Editors Note ‐ articles on the “Know Your Place” project, and the equally wonderful website www.britainfromabove.org.uk are planned for the July and August issues)
Louise’s tips for an easier life It’s time to Switch Oﬀ I recently heard about a family on holiday. The children had the latest handheld game consoles, tablet computers and smart telephones to play games on, and access to TV and DVDs. I was really impressed by the parents’ attitude to electronic devices. The children were allowed to play with them for so long and then there was the call of “electronics oﬀ, time to go outside”. All devices were switched oﬀ and they went outside to run around, play football, hunt for insects, play table tennis and fill their lungs with fresh air. At bedtime, no gadgets were allowed in their bedrooms – they either had to read, chat or just go to sleep. I think we adults are also guilty of not switching oﬀ our mobile telephones, constantly checking our emails throughout the day and feeling the need to keep up with what our friends and family are up to through social media. Holidays are a time to take a complete break from the daily routine, to relax and to recharge our batteries. As much as we try, our work/life balance is not always quite how we’d like it. In these days of electronic communication, many people think an immediate response is expected. Emails and text messages can be sent anytime throughout the day or the night. However, every person needs time out from the merry‐go‐round that is their life, and I would argue that everyone is expected to go on holiday at some point in the year and should not be contactable 24/7/365. Increasingly, people are looking for places to stay which don’t have any television reception, mobile or internet connection. They want to spend some quality family time on holiday without the
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33 Physical Activity & Injury Prevention “With lighter evenings now upon us, and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a positive change to your exercise routine” suggests local physiotherapist Penny Porter. “However, whilst physical activity has many health benefits, it is important that you exercise safely; to help to avoid any unwanted injuries.
How much exercise should I do? The World Health Organisation recommends that healthy adults aged 18–64, should do: • At least 150 minutes of moderate‐intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous‐intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or an equivalent combination of moderate‐ and vigorous‐intensity activity. • Aerobic activity should be performed in bouts of at least 10 minutes duration. • For additional health benefits, adults should increase their moderate‐intensity aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes per week, or engage in 150 minutes of vigorous‐intensity aerobic physical activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate‐ and vigorous‐intensity activity. • Muscle‐strengthening activities should be done involving major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week.
Top tips for avoiding injury
Adequate Warm‐up Warming up helps to prepare the body for exercise, by gently increasing the heart rate and warming the muscles up. Whilst the demands of the sport to be undertaken, should ultimately determine the type of warm up performed, studies have shown that a structured warm up can reduce the risk of injury. A warm up should include general exercises such as brisk walking or jogging, and specific stretches and movements that are appropriate for the particular
activity about to be undertaken. As a guideline the intensity of a warm up, should produce some mild sweating without fatigue. Does Stretching Prevent against Injury? Despite research being carried out to evaluate the eﬀects of stretching on reducing the risk of injury, the eﬀect of increased flexibility on reducing incidence of injury, or enhancing performance remain largely unproven. However stretching techniques are commonly carried out by many athletes as part of their pre and post training routine. Principles of Stretching Stretching is important in that it increases muscle, soft tissue and joint flexibility. The basic principles of stretching are:‐ 1. Warm‐up prior to stretching. 2. Stretch before and after exercise. 3. Stretch gently and slowly. 4. Stretch to a point of tension but not into pain. Muscle Strength Imbalance may increase the Risk of Injury Muscles work in opposing muscle groups (agonist and antagonist) and it is very important that a balanced exercise regime is designed to avoid development of muscle strength imbalances, which can predispose to injury. For example when designing a strength and conditioning programme for the lower limbs, strengthening for the quadriceps should also incorporate strengthening for the hamstrings as these two muscle groups work opposing each other as an agonist and antagonist muscle group.
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34 Prevention is Better than Cure Injury prevention is much better than cure! Before starting any new physical activity routine, you should consult your doctor first, especially if you have any known medical conditions. It is also worth having a health check to include a full musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment (i.e. joints, ligaments, muscle strength, balance etc) together with biomechanical assessment with a view to identify potential areas that may give rise to injury. At Penny Porter Physiotherapy, all of our team are focused on injury prevention as well as cure – and we are registered members of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This means that we all have great experience and demonstrated competency, in health and physiotherapy screening. We are also able to help to identify, and treat
any areas of weakness, which can significantly reduce your risk of injury. If during a screening with us, our findings are considered to put you at risk of potential injury your physiotherapist, together with the multidisciplinary team, will give recommendations for implementation of a specific injury prevention programme. In some cases chronic injuries or persisting overuse injuries may be identified, and if this is the case, appropriate recommendations will be made to resolve these injuries and to prevent them from reoccurring. For further information, or to book a Physiotherapy Screening, please contact us on 0117 3302448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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aim was to find the missing chicken from the list. However somehow the chickens became a little bit more free‐range than I had anticipated and two escaped the puzzle. So well done to those of you who sent me in the two names ‐ Sebright and Jersey Giant ‐ and sorry to those who scratched their heads, cursed gently and then gave up! Prize winner will be announced next month. The winner of the March competition, where john Wayne was the missing film star, was Russell Haines who wins a family ticket to the Henleaze Orpheus cinema. And in April the London Underground puzzled was won by Lucy Haseltine who is the recipient of a book token. Thanks as ever to everybody who took part. OK ‐ here’s your list of counties:‐
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39 If you’re not there - Choosing and appointing guardians by Shelley Faulkner - Solicitor at AMD The thought of not being there for your children is unimaginably awful. Statistically, you are almost certain to see your children and your children’s children grow to maturity. In the extremely unlikely event that you and your spouse or partner were to die prematurely, however, your choice of guardians will be taken into account in determining who would look after your children. Assuming that you are well placed to consider who could best provide for their needs in these circumstances, choosing and appointing guardians could potentially be of great significance for their future. How and who to choose depends upon a large number of factors. The age of your children, and their individual characters and needs will be important. Are they close to their siblings, or very different in age and temperament? Are they settled at school or in their favourite clubs and activities? Do older children in particular have strong and vital friendships? Or is the priority to avoid interrupting education at a crucial stage? Where do your relatives live? What age are the grandparents, and do you have siblings with children of their own? Do you have particular views as to how you wish your
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children to be educated, or in which religion you wish them to be raised? There may be only one obvious choice for a guardian, or there may be a number of sensible options. Guardians can be appointed by a parent in a will, or in a written document. More than one guardian can be appointed, and a replacement guardian can be chosen in the event that the first cannot act. If each parent appoints a different guardian, the two appointments will take effect together. No appointment will take effect however, while a parent with ‘parental responsibility’ for the child survives. A guardian who is named in a will (or other document) acquires parental responsibility on the giver’s death, if no other parent with parental responsibility survives. The appointed guardian is not under an obligation to care for the child, however. Should they be unwilling or unable to do so, or if someone else insists that they should care for the child, the court can resolve the dispute. Choosing and appointing a guardian is one of the rights and responsibilities of parenthood, and may be one step you can take to care for your child even in the unimaginable situation that you are no longer able to do so. For further advice and assistance contact Shelley 0117 9621205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . AMD have offices in Clifton Henleaze and Shirehampton Copyright AMD Solicitors
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BRACE (Funding Research in Alzheimers) invite you to join them on Sunday 21st July (2 ‐5pm) on a visit to the beautiful gardens of Camers at Old Sodbury. 4 acres of garden and woodland overlooking the Severn Vale, with parterre, topiary, Japanese garden, bog and prairie areas, waterfalls and woodland walks. Home made teas, plants for sale and a tombola. Tickets are £6 (£5 in advance from the BRACE oﬃce). Tel 0117 3404831 for more details. Clifton Rotary Club is expanding. New members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, all we ask is that people give their time, are interested in making new friends, building business contacts, using skills to help others and try new things you would never normally have thought of doing. Please find out more about us by emailing email@example.com. Bristol Mahjong Club meets every Thursday 2‐5pm at the King's Arms, Whiteladies Road, Bristol (Top of Blackboy Hill). Experienced players and beginners welcome. British Mahjong Rules. Please contact Lee ‐ Mob: 0790 567 2979 / E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Viva Vivaldi! Bristol Choral Society's summer concert at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 15 June oﬀers an evening of Vivaldi with his famous Gloria, a tender Kyrie, a glorious double‐choir Dixit Dominus plus Summer from the Four Seasons with Roger Huckle and the Bristol Ensemble. Tickets, priced £10 ‐ £22 (under 25s £5, OAPs 10% discount) are available in advance from Colston Hall (0844 887 1500), online at www.bristolchoral.co.uk or at the door at the Cathedral on concert night. The Bristol Ladies Choir is giving a concert of varied light music in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity on Friday 14th June, at 7.30pm, at Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, Clifton. Conductor, Hazel Wickham; Guest Soloist, Louise Merryfield (Soprano); talented young musician Sarah Allen (Clarinet). Tickets £5 at the door or from choir members or telephone 0117 9246587. Come and join City Voices Bristol choir as they take you on a journey through some of the best music featured in films from across the years. From the magic of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to the music of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and from ‘Lord of the Rings’ to ‘Up’ 7pm Saturday 29
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What’s On & Community Events June 2013 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop BS9 1QL. We support the ‘Alive’ local charity and refreshments are available during the interval. Tickets £10 or £8 for concessions, from www.cityvoicesbristol.com or contact Su Worthington 0117 9734094, email firstname.lastname@example.org Bristol Concert Orchestra presents a Last Night of the Proms concert at St George's Bristol on Saturday 15 June at 7.30pm. A programme of great music including favourites such as Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending (with talented local teenage violinist Jo Edwards ‐ who will also play a Delius rarity 'Legende'), along with the stunning orchestral works by Ravel, Wagner and more are all rounded oﬀ with 'Last Night' favourites including Jerusalem and Rule Britannia ‐ a thoroughly British, rousing conclusion! Tickets £8‐£15 (concessions £2 discount), children £1 are available online at www.bristolconcertorchestra.org.uk or from St George's Bristol by phone: 0845 40 24 001 or in person. Friday 21st June 2013 at 7.30 p.m. ‐ Summer Solstice Serenade featuring the Cameo Orchestra. "Music you'll know and love" Tickets £6 in advance from 0117 9755492 or 0117 9690654 or at the door at Eden Grove Methodist Church, Eden Grove, Horfield, BS7 0PQ The Bristol Cathedral Choir School Choral Society present a Summer Concert with Puddings on Weds 26th June 2013 at 7.30 in St Alban's church Westbury Park, Bayswater Avenue. There will be a guest soloist and the concert is conducted by the musical director Geoﬀrey Wickham, with Pianist/Organist: Hazel Wickham. There will be a varied programme of sacred, pastoral, jazz and choral music. Tickets £10 for all inc. the buﬀet of puddings! Available tel: 01225 873262/ 0117 9241318, from choir members, or at the door. WNO Friends Bristol and West of England Branch present Opera for a Summer Evening with Donald Maxwell, Suzanne Murphy and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Saturday 29 June at 7.30 pm at The Performing Arts Centre, The Red
Maids’ School, Westbury‐on‐Trym BS8 3AW Tickets are £18 to include a glass of wine or soft drink Tickets and further information from Valerie Hampshire on 01275 844401 Bristol Bach Choir closes its current season with a concert that will include early masterpieces from Tallis, Purcell and Bach, and modern gems from John Tavener, Gabriel Jackson and Paul Mealor. The concert will be held at St Mary Redcliﬀe, Bristol on Saturday 22 June 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost between £10‐20 and are available online at www.bristolbach.org.uk or by phoning 0117 214 0721. Bristol Chamber Choir present Saint Nicolas by Benjamin Britten, and Songs written for the coronations of Queens Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II. Saturday 29th June 2013 at 7 pm in St Stephen’s Church, Bristol. BS1 1EQ (the bottom of Corn Street). £10. Concessions £8. Children Free. Tickets from:‐ Providence Music at 1 St George’s Road, the Choir Secretary on 07447 042 441 or at the door. Further Details from Jack Colley 07860‐ 364510, email@example.com or visit www.bristolchamberchoir.org.uk Bristol Chamber Orchestra “Roger Thomas Memorial Concert” in support of Blood & Lymphatic Leukaemia Care. Saturday 6th July 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Frenchay Parish Church, Frenchay Common, Bristol. Programme to include: Elgar ‐ Serenade for Strings, Vaughan Williams ‐ Oboe Concerto (1st movement), Bach ‐ Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, Tchaikovsky ‐ Serenade for Strings. Admission prices (to include Glass of wine/Soft drink): Adults £10, Children under 18 free. Tickets on door or advance from: Providence Music, Durdham Down Bookshop (North View), Westbury‐on‐ Trym Parish church after 10:00 Sunday Service, from orchestra members, or call 07879 455330/ 0117 9620056 www.bristolchamberorchestra.org.uk University of Bristol Botanic Garden special Summer Evening Tour is on Tuesday 11 June 7.00‐8.30pm (Refreshments 6.30pm). The tour presents an excellent opportunity to hear of new developments and learn about plants of seasonal interest. Venue: The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JG. Admission: £7.50 (including guide and refreshments)
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