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WELCOME Editor’s Letter

Initially the calendar looked a tad bleak for this upcoming May and June, but thanks to a creative bunch of boys (and one -pushing on forty- charmingly callous comic) us Sheffield folk have more than enough to stimulate our creative side. Four Northern Monkeys and friends take over the Don Valley Stadium for a highly anticipated weekend of music, and the handsome Rob Rouse endeavours to raise more than a few laughs when he takes to the City Hall stage.



Norrie Waite & Slator give advice on how to process child accident claims.




Spaniard Jaume Plensa stuns South Yorkshire with his new exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


We review the wonders of Wortley Hall, Sheffield’s secret garden.



A farm right in the heart of the steel city? Who would have thought it?



Tim Barnes-Clay takes a ride in an Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max.

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After last month’s delightful interview with gorgeous ginger Tim Minchin, I returned from Oz (one can dream) with courage in hand and this month attempted to quiz Black Books star and creator Dylan Moran. Apparently he is trying to quit smoking, which may account for the expletives. Nevertheless I was charmed into a cackle. The Spanish Plume recently landed and along with it touched down Spanish sculpture artist Jaume Plensa’s new exhibit at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a new thriller from the creative minds who brought us “The Orphanage”. Exciting stuff that induces a thirst in me for Sangria.



We explore the Venetian canals.



Our in-house beauty expert gives you the lowdown on top tanning solutions, plus we review Body Resolve.

We dare to interrogate the sardonic actor and comedian ahead of his stint at the Sheffield City Hall.

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284 Hair style some striking looks, whilst Wigs and Warpaint give us yet again another masterpiece.

We show off Sheffield’s up and coming events. Four northern monkeys to a singing ginger biscuit.


CUISINE | RECIPE | REVIEW Seasonal products, mackerel and rhubarb, are combined. The classic Bloody Mary gets an Asian twist.

Quick cuisine and quirky fashion with Street Food Chef and Syd and Mallory clothing boutique.



Our choice of this June’s best documentaries at the famed festival.

Mixed with our regular features this month are tales of chimps, Dames and product placement.

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Syd and Mallory

For the past five years the city of Sheffield has been blessed with the quirky, original creations from duo Kirsteen Hardie and Lucy Newell, otherwise known as Syd and Mallory. This independent boutique was born in April 2006, their aim being to keep costs low by re-working new and vintage materials and bringing modern styles without the hefty price tag. The pair have come a long way since their first establishment described as ‘the lowest budget shop you could imagine’ and are now proud inhabitants of their very own boutique in the heart of Sheffield’s Forum.

“ Raw, Edgy and Individual ” These girls pride themselves on individuality and how different their creations are, describing their masterpieces as ‘Raw, Edgy and Individual’. They make clothes depending on how much fabric they have so sizes aren’t consistent and have confessed that they can’t sew very well or even in straight lines – however this is part of the charm of their collections. They offer a variety of other items, all of which are hand made and printed in the Steel City itself - accessories for men and women, personalised products (they will sew names onto purses, make up bags etc – great if you’re looking for a gift that’s something a little bit different) as well as home-ware,

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Arctic Monkeys & Guests - Don Valley Stadium - 10th & 11th of June ‘’Get on your dancing shoes’ the Sheffield boys are touching down on home soil to headline a two day event at Don Valley Stadium this June. Among guests joining them at the 50,000 plus capacity venue are London four-piece indie rock band The Vaccines and Alex Turner’s The Last Shadow Puppets co-frontman Miles Kane. Playing their first ‘’outdoor’’ event from a customised tent, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys will also be joined by fellow Sheffield band Dead Sons on Friday’s sell out gig. Saturday night sees Kane again take to the stage, alongside Sheffield band Mabel Love and London’s ‘’strumming seductress’’ Anna Calvi-who upon the release of her debut album received an outstanding 9/10 from NME’s reviewers, describing the album as ‘’perhaps the first great record of 2011’’. The two day event sparks the start of the festival season for the


Monkeys who go on to headline Benicassim and are confirmed artists for this year’s Oxygen and V Festival. It’s an exciting time for fans as the band release their fourth studio album ‘Suck It and See’ just days before the open-air event in Sheffield. The event promises to be a weekend of bliss for indie fans, especially those eager to hear the new live tracks from one of Sheffield’s most successful and well-loved bands. 10th & 11th June 2011 Tickets : £32.50 Gates open 5pm Support acts 6pm - 8.30pm Arctic Monkeys on stage 9pm


Rob Rouse - The Great Escape

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After the critical acclaim of his one man show ‘The Great Escape’ at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rob Rouse is taking to the road this spring for a thirty date tour across the country. Stopping off at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday June 7th, Rouse-a former geography teacher- will regale us with tales of his recent move from the bustling Big Smoke of London Town to the peaceful tranquillity of the Peak District. Filled with hilarious accounts of bad decisions and the subsequent misfortune it lands him in, the show is Rouse’s second national tour and has received rave reviews. Rouse has been in demand from all areas of the entertainment industry since winning the prestigious Channel 4 ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ award in 1998 and has risen from ‘warm-up’ act to prime time television star, co-presenting The Friday Night Project alongside Jimmy Carr and appearing on Spoons, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and Sean Locke’s 15 Storeys High. Hilarious and not bad on the eye, we suggest you take the Sunday Time’s advice and ‘’just go see it!’’

The ginger haired, beat-boxing folk singer from West Yorkshire stirs from his current abode on various stranger’s sofas in the Big Smoke, to entertain his fellow Northern folk with treats from his new EP. Though only twenty, it’s already been an arduous climb to critical acclaim for Sheeran who pedaled his wares tuning guitar strings for Nizlopi, rapping and loop pedaling across the acoustic circuit, opening for acts such as The Noisettes and Jay Sean - hopping on a plane solo to LA to perform at every night that’d have him on the set. The latter, brave move caught the attention of musician Jamie Foxx, who invited Sheeran to live and record at his home for the rest of his stay in LA. Mix this with a little inspiration from his idol Damien Rice at the age of eleven and you have the culmination of acoustic folk hip-hop grunge that has caused a furor in ticket sales to his current headline tour. Sheeran is currently recording his first major label release which is due for release this summer. Los Ojos de Julia (Julia’s Eyes) The Showroom - May 20th onwards

Feast your eyes on another spine-tingling Spanish horror at The Showroom this month as they show Los Ojos de Julia as part of their World Cinema screenings. The Spaniards have dominated the genre of late with films such as The Devil’s Backbone, The Orphanage and Rec. garnering worldwide, mainstream success. Julia’s Eyes seeks to be no exception, having conjured much anticipation for its release this May. Produced by highly acclaimed master of horror Guillermo del Toro (The Orphange, Pan’s Labyrinth), the film stars Belen Rueda, who won a string of awards for her lead role in The Orphange. This film sees Rueda in the role of Julia, a woman who is slowly losing her sight to a degenerative disease. Upon finding the body of her twin sister – who shared the same disease - after an apparent suicide, Julia, who intuitively feels something more sinister has taken place, sets out to find the truth. Confronting not only the death of her sister but all loss of hope at halting her own impending blindness, the film is emotive and of course packed with plenty of chills. FLAUNT | REVIEW


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starred in. Playing belligerent and openly hostile shopkeeper Bernard who loathes the outside world and all its inhabitants, Moran’s on stage persona is not unlike that of Bernard who was voted 19th in the World’s Greatest Comedy Characters by Channel 4 viewers. Unkempt and curmudgeons, yet possessing a shambolic charm for which he is renowned, Moran has a loyal following, thus explaining the rare two date residence for a stand-up show outside of London. ‘Yeah, Yeah’ itself has opened to rave reviews for its highly polished content (where no subject is off limits), the ease and sermon-like approach with which Moran delivers it and the aching of the gut you’ll inevitably experience upon leaving the theatre. We dared to interrogate the sardonic actor and comedian ahead of his stint at the Sheffield City Hall and got only what you’d expect; a heartwarming expose into the life of this charming Irishman.


ith an endearing twinkle in his eye, award-winning Irish funnyman Dylan Moran returns to the North as he prepares to take over the Sheffield stage for two nights this July with his new tour ‘Yeah, Yeah’. On the agenda are ageing, religion, kids, relationships and a generous helping of searing observations on the general absurdities of life. Moran has gained somewhat of a cult following since the success of Channel 4 sitcom Black Books, which he both created and

Only a furor of demand to see your face can account for the hectic new tour schedule, which sees you play many venues on consecutive night. What can we expect to see from Yeah, Yeah? Tremendous violence. Impressions of Victorian Chemists. Breasts. Taramasolata. How does it feel to be the ‘14th Greatest Comic’ according to Channel 4 viewers? And are there any accolades that have melted your heart? It has changed my life. I no longer have

to open the fridge or climb up stairs. And yes, I was greatly touched to be voted 3rd runner up in Hull’s Annual ‘Least Lumpy Forehead’ competition. Although critical acclaim landed in your palm at the tender age of 24, were there ever moments when you considered going back into floristry? No, but I am thinking of opening a themed restaurant called ‘Conspiracy’ where all the waiters look like Donald Rumsfeld. Does it take a lot of effort to maintain your persona as an unsociable misanthropist or is it something that comes naturally? I am a cheerful person who experiences the odd mood-swing. Now f**k off. How many cigarettes do you smoke in a day…in a minute? Don’t count, am trying to quit. Don’t smoke children, it ruins their flavour. Aside from nicotine, what else do you adore to consume? I am devoted to warm pints of Walrus blubber mixed with a nice handful of jute. You’ve been described as ‘’a rambling James Joyce who’s had a few too many’’. How do you prepare for your performances and are they fuelled by a tipple of preference? I prepare with a secret routine involving T’ai Chi - Astral Projection, marine exercise drills and obscure breathing techniques from the Monasteries of Ulan Bator. The trick is to appear as though you are just sitting and eating crisps. FEATURE | DYLAN MORAN


Along with declarations of love, what are the most common heckles to interrupt your stream of consciousness-like rants whilst on stage? I don’t listen to their insane demands to press me like a wild flower between their thighs. Although you created hugely successful Channel 4 show Black Books, do you have a preferred medium to work in? Oakum. What books do you cherish, Dylan? I cherish ‘ The AA Guide to Caravanning In and Around Rotherham ‘. Thus far, what has been your most terrifying moment on stage? When the shark ate the spare piano. How would you describe the experience of making ‘Tell It to the Fishes’? I would describe it as wet. To get a full insight into what really rouses Mr Moran’s peculiar rants, head to the City Hall on July 1st or 2nd to hear his very unique one-man stand up show.

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eturn flights between the UK and Venice can be obtained for under £100 if you have flexible flight dates and are willing to look around a bit- so get searching and you can be in the beautiful Italian city within days! Flights take under three hours and the airport is just a short bus (or boat) ride from Venice itself, so you can be sat in a restaurant in north-eastern Italy in less than half a day. Accommodation wise, there are countless hotels along the canals so you won’t have trouble finding somewhere to stay. With lodgings ranging from the more luxurious hotels costing several hundred pounds per night, to cheaper accommodation costing as little as £50 per night, you can find somewhere perfect for you.

“ peaceful ambience ” Once you’ve arrived at your hotel you’ll probably be feeling peckish for a taste of authentic Italian food. Since it’s a coastal city, classic Venetian cuisine consists of seafood based dishes. Walking along the winding canals, you’ll never struggle to find somewhere to sit for either a romantic evening meal or a quick snack. You can take your choice of the local seafood speciality or opt for the general trademark

Arriving into the city of Venice in the blazing summer heat as the sun sets is one of the most spectacular moments you will experience. With the unique and stunning canal waterways that dominate the city, coupled with its beautiful architecture, you’ll struggle to leave this alluring city once you’ve entered…

Italian dishes- such as their inimitably thin and flavour-filled pizzas, classic risotto dishes, or bowls of spaghetti bolognese that set the taste-buds tingling. It’s also near-impossible to walk even a few yards without stumbling across a delightful gelato-stand offering a positively mindboggling array of flavours and tastes! This traditional, ancient Italian dessert is what inspired the tasty treat we know today as- that’s right - ice cream! So when you’re feeling hot from all your exploring you can cool down with a delicious gelato-treat. Now if you’re looking for a clubbing holiday then Venice may not be the place for you, since the night-life is fairly non-existent in this romantic city. However, that in no way means this city is dull or lifeless but rather it is committed to its cultural and peaceful ambience. The city of Venice is famous for its stunning architecture and visual beauty. Because the city has such a vast and culturally rich history, its buildings reflect the different eras and styles of the period. Perhaps the most famous is the gothic style of the fourteenth century with both Byzantine and Arabic influences. It is also one of the most unusual cities you’ll come across because of its unique

waterway canal system, which coexists with the traditional road system that one would typically expect in a city. Though Sheffield experience of canals may cause images of dank, brown water to spring to mind, the Venetian canals are long strips of deep, turquoise water upon which rows of houses verge. As a result, the city boasts traffic-free roads with a travel service of waterbuses and taxis instead- known as the vaporetti- by which native inhabitants and visitors are able to travel from place to place. There are also plenty of canal boat tours you can go on and this is a truly relaxing way to appreciate some of the cities finest points. Yet another popular tourist attraction of Venice is the Piazza San Marco (aka St Mark’s Square) within which sits the spectacular cathedral of Saint Mark’s Basilica. Upon entering you will be able to truly appreciate its beautifully elaborate and opulent design that is so characteristic a trait of the Catholic Church. You can visit the main room for free on Sundays and during the holidays (though beware the queues!). You’ll immediately be greeted with extraordinary paintings across the walls and ceilings and gold gilding wherever you look, and for a small price


WANDERLUST|VENICE you can also visit the church’s museum. However, it’s important to bear in mind that while this may be a tourist spot for some, it is a religious place of worship, so visitors must be wearing respectful clothing to enter (i.e. just make sure you cover your shoulders and legs!). Although not as famous a fashion location as Milan or Rome, Venice nonetheless has plentiful shopping outlets for our fashionably-inclined friends. So if you’ve just finished an intellectually stimulating visit to the Cathedral, why not wind down with a relaxing shopping trip? There are numerous streets of shops branching off from St Mark’s Square and you can have your choice of designer outlets or one-off clothing stores down Venice’s quaint streets.


“ Byzantine influences ” If you’re willing to splash out, you can also embark on day trips to the Dolomite Mountains of Venice with professional guide companies. Trips can be arranged with knowledgeable guides to ensure you maximise your experience and is only an hours van ride from Venice. During this excursion you’ll be able to enjoy a guided tour, optional lunch, and, most important of all, you’ll be witness to some of the most breath-taking views in the world. You’ll be guided to the Lake Santa Caterina and the famous Lake Misurina- and all this whilst gazing upon the awesome view of the Tre Cime Peaks. And, come the end of your holiday, you might be thinking that those Venetian streets looked vaguely familiar all alongand you’d be right; this gorgeous city features in the classic (and remake) film, The Italian Job, Madonna’s music vid, Like a Virgin, and was even the setting of Shakespeare’s play, Merchant of Venice (as the name suggests). So, as you’re walking along the canal banks, just remember that the likes of Madonna and Mark Wahlberg have walked them too…*sigh*… If you’re looking for a culturally-stimulating, city of romance, set in a stunning location, then Venice is the place for you. Within a matter of hours, you can be out of rainy Sheffield and into Italia’s sunny realms. Enjoy the food, absorb the views and bask in its exotic atmosphere.

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Child Accident Claims Anyone with children knows that they are involved in minor accidents on a regular basis. Children are curious, sometimes fearless and often unaware of danger. That is part and parcel of being a child and however much you try to provide a safe environment for them to grow up in, minor accidents are to some extent inevitable.

nursery, injured in a car accident or injured in a public place, you can make a claim for compensation on their behalf if they are under 18 years of age.

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• Playground accidents: Claims can be made if play equipment such as climbing frames were faulty or too high, or if the ground surface was inadequately padded. Were the children adequately supervised? • Slipping and tripping: If your child suffered an injury due to a spillage or obstruction and someone can be shown to have been negligent in ensuring their safety, you can make a claim. Their accident could have been at school or in a supermarket or other public place. • Nursery accidents: Claims for nursery accidents often revolve around unsafe equipment or unsuitable supervision. • Car accidents • School bus accidents • Faulty toys or play equipment

In some cases though, children can suffer injuries through no fault of their own, for example slipping on a wet floor at a nursery, or falling off poorly maintained playground equipment. If your child is involved in an accident and suffers an injury due to someone’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf. When your child is at nursery or school, they are owed a large duty of care by the people responsible for ensuring their safety. This means giving them adequate supervision, ensuring equipment is safe and being alert to the fact that children are naturally less aware of danger than adults. If this duty of care is not carried out, for instance if children were not correctly supervised, then the accident may have been preventable and the child may be entitled to compensation. Whether your child was at school or 22


A few examples of situations in which accident claims can be made on behalf of children are:

Children cannot make accident claims directly; a parent or guardian must act on their behalf. This role is sometimes referred to as a ‘litigation friend’. The rules on child accident claims are also different

than those for adults. A claim for an injury sustained as a child can be made up to 3 years after the child’s 18th birthday. This gives the child the opportunity to claim themselves for any injury suffered as a child once they become an adult. It is always advisable to make a claim as early as possible rather than waiting. This is because the incident will be fresh

“ someone’s negligence ” in the memory of those involved and any evidence may still be intact, for example photographs of faulty equipment may be available.

LEGAL|CHILD ACCIDENT CLAIMS Child accident claims can be complex and should only be handled by a specialist solicitor with detailed knowledge of the law in this area. Choosing the right firm to help you claim compensation is critical. The vast majority of accident claims today are carried out on a ‘no win – no fee’ basis. This means that you will not have to pay any legal fees and you should receive 100% of your compensation, with no deductions. The solicitor involved assumes the risk if they pursue the claim. If they lose the claim, they don’t get paid, and if the claim is successful the losing party has to pay the solicitors costs in addition to your compensation. It is important to remember that in the majority of cases the person being sued will have insurance and it is the insurance company who will foot the bill for a successful claim.

“ unsuitable supervision ” The value of your claim will depend on a number of factors including: • The nature of the injury suffered • Whether the child recovers fully from the injury or whether it has a long term effect on the child’s health, including psychological problems When claiming compensation the following things will be taken into account when calculating the amount of compensation to which the child is entitled: • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity • Medical and nursing care costs • Other expenses incurred as a result of the injury, for example, travel expenses incurred whilst receiving medical treatment. No one intentionally wants a child to suffer, but if someone’s neglect has hurt your child, it is important that the cause of the accident is put right and that the liable party is held to account.

NOT GOING TO GET INSURED NOW, ARE YOU? THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK 6 points and a £1000 finenot really worth the risk, is it?

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Sprawling across five hundred acres, Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been exhibiting breathtaking art from around the world since its inception in 1977. With 250,000 visitors each year, the rolling hills of Wakefield have played host to world renowned exhibitions, making it one of the finest locations on the globe to see large scale pieces set against a gloriously rural backdrop. Over its thirty plus years the park has been carefully crafted to reflect the Sculpture Park’s aim to successfully create a space to combine a unique and exceptional balance of art, education, heritage and landscape.

Plensa, who states the main subject of his work is ‘’human beings’’, cast his own body to make seven knee-hugging figures which sit on small grassy hillocks, cherry trees shooting upward between their arms. Plensa claims to have been inspired by the alchemical idea of the Philosophical Tree where “the roots of a new tree come up from our dead body. The trunk is the bridge and the branches are embracing the cosmos.”

A significant part of Plensa’s work is set in the context of public art, in which he has permanent installations in Spain, France, Japan, Korea, GerPresenting ever-changing special exhibitions many, Canada, the US and here in the UK. One The exhibition at the Yorkshire and individual works throughout the year, there of Plensa’s most famous, spectacular, largest Sculpture Park marks the first major UK showcase of Plensa’s are always at least sixty sculptures on display. and somewhat controversial installations is the work. Admission to the park is free, with the only Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park. charge being the £4 to park your car at this HeriCrown Fountain is an interactive work of public tage Lottery funded location. art and video sculpture. Opened in July 2004, the fountain is composed of a black granite reflecting Jaume Plensa is the celebrated artist in residence this pool, situated between a pair of 50ft glass brick towsummer as the Sculpture Park exhibits a body of new and ers. Packed with LEDs, the towers display digital videos on recent pieces from the world-renowned Spanish artist and sculptheir inward faces. The $17 million structure caused controversy tor. Since his first exhibition in his birthplace of Barcelona in 1980, even before its erection as many proposed it would violate the Plensa has gone on to work in England, France, Belgium, Brussels aesthetic tradition of the Millennium Park. In spite of this, survivand the US and currently divides his residence between the inspiing its somewhat contentious beginnings, the Crown Fountain has rational cities of Barcelona and Paris. Plensa has had his work exgone on to become a staple of Chicago’s pop culture and it is hibited in some of the world’s best contemporary institutions, such a common gathering place for photographers and locals. Here as the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, in the UK we have the Blake, a laser beam, which on special octhe Joan Miró in Barcelona and Gateshead’s Baltic. The exhibition casions shines 3,000 feet high into the night sky over Gateshead’s at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park marks the first major UK showcase of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Plensa’s work. 26


We are always with one foot in normal life and one foot in the most amazing abstraction. And that is the contradiction that is life.

The collection of Plensa’s work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Parkwhich runs until September 25th-encourages a sensual, tactile exploration. A fifty-metre curtain of suspended steel letters create a poem, large illuminated sculptures rest amidst the landscape and engraved gongs pensively await the strike of the next visitor to fill the gallery with sound. Soak up some sun as you saunter around this incredible exhibition by one of the world’s most celebrated artists, in one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful locations. West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4lG



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French filmmaker Letmiya Sztalryd spent twelve months, camera in tow, to capture a year in the life of the woman responsible for bringing punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream; Dame Vivienne Westwood. Despite her seventy years, the flame haired British designer continues to remain at the forefront of the fashion industry. The film follows Westwood during a busy year in which she launches two new collections and a studio debate programme. Using her public profile as a platform to highlight her passions and nonconformist outlook on life, the documentary promises to be a surprising, intimate look at the life of one of Britain’s most colorfully eccentric artists.

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Spending her younger years on a cheesy variety series as the daughter of Sonny and Cher, life for Chastity Bono was never going to be what one would describe as ‘normal’. However, Chastity’s issues didn’t emerge until she hit puberty and suddenly felt like a fraud. Now at the age of 40, Chastity is know as Chaz and is six months into male hormone treatment to transform her body into that of a man. The film documents the strain it put on long time lesbian partner Jenny, the surge of aggressive male energy that ensued due to hormone therapy and the question everyone wants answered: What does Cher think?

James Marsh (Man on Wire) pieces together the extraordinary and controversial story of Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who in 1973 was snatched from his mother and became the focus of a landmark experiment designed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if nurtured like a human child. What results is a lesson in true nature, not only Nim’s, but our own, culminating in a comic, unflinching, revealing and profoundly unsettling story.

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When the advertising market for newspapers catastrophically collapsed two years ago, dozens of American newspapers were forced to cease publication. Immersing himself into the tumult, filmmaker Andrew Rossi spent a year at the media desk of the New York Times. It’s a documentary that induces palpitations as the frantic, savage world of journalism is exposed. In a climate tougher than ever an unlikely hero emerges in the form of David Carr, a gravely voiced ex drug addict who hit rock bottom before skyrocketing his way through the ranks of journalism to secure his place on the media desk. 011 : 21:10 /2 Thursday 9/06 2011 : 18:00 6/ /0 12 ay Sund

Boundary pushing, Oscar-nominated documentary maker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days) again tackles consumerism, this time replacing the Big Mac for the movie industry. Making a $1.5 million film exclusively financed through product placement, the documentary explores branding, marketing and advertising in film. The idea for the documentary was inspired by the blatant advertising Spurlock saw in television and film as well as the surge in Ray-Ban sales post Men In Black. Wednesday


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Since spending his childhood summers with an isolated family of farmers living on the southern coast of Iceland, Ragnar Alxesson marvelled at how they lived at one with the land. Upon receiving his first camera he found himself instinctively documenting them. Through his beautifully detailed black and white images Ragner Alxesson has built a reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Depicting epic narratives of the northern hemisphere, recording faces, vanishing lifestyles and traditions. In ‘Last Days of the Arctic’ Alexsson reflects on the most memorable photographs of his career and takes us along with him as he captures new stories from Innuit Arctic hunters tracking polar bears, to the beauty and massive devastation of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano. /2011 : 12:45

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CUISINE|RECIPES Fresh Mackerel with Roasted Rhubarb

The first rhubarb of the year is summoned by candlelight from within dark sheds dotted around the ‘’Rhubarb Triangle’’ of Wakefield, Leeds and Morley. Perfect for consumption in early spring, the practice produces a much more tender, sweet vegetable. Such sugary sweet flavours should not only be confined to the crumble, but rather used as an unusual, tasty complement to savory edibles. Traditionally, rhubarb has long been accompanied by mackerel, thus with both these key ingredients in season, it is the perfect time to taste this nutritious, flavoursome dish.

To Cook: Prepared in 30 minutes, cooked in 25. Serves 2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Cut the rhubarb into lengths of 6 inches. Place in a roasting tin with half a teacup of water and the light brown sugar. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until soft enough to take the point of a knife. Allow to cool, drain and reserve the cooking juices. Dip the skin side of the mackerel fillets into the seasoned flour to lightly coat.

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CUISINE|REVIEW Piccolos 3 Convent Walk, City Centre

A small family run bistro facing the bustling thoroughfare that is West Street, Piccolos at first glance is hardly well suited to post modern Sheffield. It’s heavy, off white linens, clunky chandeliers and faux antique furnishings come together to create the ultimate Italian cliché. Low lighting, sentimentally dripped candles and mandolin

“ small family run bistro ” inspired background music immediately bring to mind the image of floating past St Mark’s square in one of Venice’s iconic gondolas. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, the atmosphere perfectly sets the stage for a menu that is authentically Italian. Simple, yet sumptuous the thin crust pizzas and elegant pastas that dominate the Piccolo’s menu are hearty and rustic; they have that homemade feel about them that conjures thoughts of sitting on the terrace of a small pasta eatery on the shore of Lake Garda. Known among loyal regulars for their homemade garlic bread and Sicilian panacotta, Piccolos have been serving Sheffield diners with a penchant for pasta for the past thirteen years. Using only the freshest, top quality ingredients, good food and wine is paramount to this family establishment. Notable dishes are the light textured, homemade dough balls with garlic butter and the spicy, sharp bite of the pepperoni pizza. With weekly specials to tempt in new diners, the menu

also boasts the variety to entice those who may have dined there often. To quench the thirst and accompany the fine steaks, Piccolos has a good wine menu and Italian beers such as Birra Moretti on draught. Desserts such as the panacotta or the creamy, rich and sweet Tiramisu can be accompanied by the ultimate nightcap, the Irish Coffee. Traditional Italian dishes tend to be simple, with little extra to add the spark that makes the experience of dining out memorable. Thus Piccolos’ strength is also its downfall. If you’re looking for haute cuisine then Piccolos isn’t the place to dine. If, however, you’re in search of generous portions of flavoursome, hearty dishes amidst the cosy and friendly atmosphere

of somewhere which is undeniably Italian – if a little clichéd- then Piccolos is the place to quell those desires.

Doll’ – created in Sheffield by Bartender Andy Trudgill- a mixture of Vodka, strawberry puree, Cointreau and cranberry juice which is fast becoming a favourite, especially with the girls. Failing that, ask the bartender for their ’recommendation of the day’. When you’re ready for another, table service is also available so you don’t even have to wait at the bar- a dream.

currently overpower the Sheffield night scene. This chic bar gives you the chance to dress up in your best frock without feeling out of place. It’s the type of bar you’d meet for a date or with a friend to relax after dinner. Due to the type of clientele this bar attracts it is never overly busy, making it perfect for epic catch-up chats.

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If Sheffield were a labyrinth and one Friday evening you were inspired by some unknown force to be daring and venture down those alluring pathways off West Street, Trippet Lane would most certainly be the rewarding gem at its epicentre.

“ elegant and stylish ” Trippet Lane is home to one of Sheffield’s most elegant and stylish watering holesAlibi. Little over a year old, you can be forgiven for thus far missing the delights of what can only be described as the closest thing Sheffield has to the classic ‘cocktail bar’. The contemporary, sleek decor and delicious drinks attract a classy clientele to this inviting lounge. So ditch the Converse and don the Chanel (one can dream) for an evening of lounging in a locale that epitomises the chic lifestyle. Bar staff at Alibi have been trained as mixologists and their skills certainly flow into the tumbler along with the alcohol, producing deliciously fresh, flavoursome drinks. Alibi offer an extensive range of cocktails; a summer favourite being the sweet, refreshing ‘June Bug’ – a concoction which includes Malibu and fresh pineapple juice, ‘if happiness had a taste it would be the June Bug’. Or the ‘Baby

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Hitting the streets once again this month on the hunt for the best salons in Sheffield, I popped in to 284 Hair on Ecclesall Road to test out their hairdressing expertise. The shiny black front entices me in and once through the door I’m met with a sparkling boudoir of purple and lime green, complimented by a vintage white and gold couch, flock cushions, glittering star-shaped lights, a dominating spiral staircase and sophisticated black chairs and fixtures. Having opened in 1997, the salon is home to six stylists and aims to focus on fashion, using exclusive and innovative products to produce stunning and striking locks.

“ stunning and striking locks ” I was met by Steven Lakin, owner of the salon and my stylist; having been transforming barnets for over 20 years and at the salon for 13 of those, I was more than happy to put my hairs in his experienced hands! After hanging my head in shame at the state of my heat and backcomb damaged hair, we decided to snip off the dry ends to urge my hair back to glory. First up: the wash. As my hair was in serious need of a drench of moisture, Steven chose to initially use Sebastian Penetraitt strengthening and repairing shampoo, before lathering in Sebastian Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner to boost volume and protect colour, without making the hair too heavy, whilst I sat back and relaxed with a soothing head massage. Once back in the chair and wrapped in a shiny silver gown, Steven soothed in a dollop of Sebastian Potion 9 through my locks – a magical leave-in treatment to repair and protect. Whipping out the scissors, Steven square-layered my hair to inject blunt edges, boosting maximum strength to the ends, combing the hair upwards before snipping in a very unique yet effective style! Rubbing in Sebastian Texturizer, a protein liquigel for shape foundation, Steven then spritzed in a dash of Volupt Spray to build full-on volume, smoothness and elasticity. After blow drying smooth, the GHDs were slicked through lightly, before the magical Schwarzkopf Dust It was sprinkled into my roots to mattify the hair and give an unbelievable backcomb effect without the damage. Not a fan of wearing my hair down without extensions, Steven whipped up my hair and gripped in it place, creating a 60s-esque style with a low, sweeping fringe and high crown, before cementing it all in place with a blast of Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity and Shaper Fierce hairsprays for a super hold for my structured look. 38


The final result? Slick, voluptuous, showstopping hair, made perfect for me by complimenting my cheekbones and honestly some of the most impressive volume I’ve ever had installed into my mane! Somehow Steven managed to make my hair look good at every stage Slick, voluptuous, show-stopping of the transformation hair, made perfect for me by and certainly knows just how to throw those complimenting my cheekbones and honestly some of the most impressive strands about to give volume I’ve ever had installed into my a stunning style, using mane! Somehow Steven managed premium products to to make my hair look good at every their best. Generously stage of the transformation and armed with a pile of certainly knows just how to throw Sebastian products to those strands about to give a nourish my hair at home, stunning style!!! I left the salon with a very happy head of hair.

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Facing a beauty conundrum? Never fear – as usual I’m here on hand as Chic Lifestyle’s resident Beauty expert, bringing you the hottest sensations on the Beauty scene in Sheffield. This month, I delve into the dangers of tanning alongside the much healthier alternatives, and popped down to see Alana Edwards at The Stillpoint Practice for a therapeutic massage to rub away those aching pains.

Dying For A Tan? With the sun having finally reached our British shores this month, lazy afternoons in the park are looking very appealing indeed. But the joys of sun worshipping bring with them some not so desirable results; we all know about the dangers of sunburn but the temptation to tan often proves too much to resist.

“ golden tan ” Think there’s no chance of suffering from the sun in Sheffield? Think again – health officials have recently warned that skin cancer rates are “significantly higher” here in the city than the national average, with 112 people having been diagnosed

with the most serious form of skin cancer in 2010. Even a golden tan can be bad for the skin, with unwelcome side effects like premature aging and leathery skin, on top of putting you at the risk of cancer. Avoid being another unfortunate statistic by taking care – spend time in the shade when the sun is at its hottest around 11am-3pm, use factor 15 sunscreen, cover up more at-risk areas with tops, hats and sunglasses and take extra care to shield children’s delicate skin from the harmful rays.

Faking It Longing for that golden brown tint? Don’t look towards the sun beds or even the real thing – with so many fake tanning products on the market there’s a much safer way to top up your tan at home. If the fear of being a glowing OompaLoompa in an orange mess has kept you away from the fake tan then think again – choose the right products and become sun-kissed not Tango-slobbered.

“ beautiful, bronzed bod ” Most products come in spray, foam and lotion form; sprays can end up all over your bedroom and lotions can be a bit streaky, so try the foams. There’s nothing more tell-tale than orange palms – always wear plastic gloves when applying your tan! Start from the neck downwards on clean, dry skin, smoothing on the tan leaving no gaps. Most fake tans have a guide colour so you can tell where you’ve been – this washes off in the morning to reveal the tan underneath. Avoid elbows, 40


knees and any other dry areas as the tan will stick resulting in a suspicious dark patch, and only lightly cover the tops of your feet and toes. Leave hands until last, rubbing the backs of your hands against each other. A dehydrated tan is a patchy tan; smother with moisturiser (a tinted version will prolong, even out and deepen your tan) to ensure a beautiful, bronzed bod fit for summer.

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Body Resolve Alana Edwards at The Stillpoint Practice

As a national level ice skater, Alana first became interested in physiotherapy after tearing her Achilles tendon, requiring a spell of treatment. She then worked as a respiratory technician in hospitals before training to become a chiropractor for five years at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxford. Alongside this she also studied sports and remedial massage, giving her a huge wealth of knowledge of problems and techniques associated with musculoskeletal ailments.

“ relieves pain and discomfort ” Trained in McTimoney Chiropractic methods, Alana simply adjusts the bones of the body to improve skeletal alignment, helping the nervous system, which relieves pain and discomfort. This can help with back, neck and shoulder pain, discomfort and stiffness in the joints, migraines, muscular aches, sports injuries and arthritic pain. Fully registered with the General Chiropratic Council, as well as this technique she is also qualified in the heavier chiropractic techniques to click and crack your body back into place, sports massage and more specific techniques to help alleviate headaches, and is training in handsfree massage. She even offers free spine checks so there’s no excuse to have a single vertebra out of place! Having never visited a chiropractor or experienced sports massage before, it was with curiosity I stepped into Alana’s room at The Stillpoint Practice. After completing a questionnaire about my general health, lifestyle and any previous or existing

problems, Alana decided to give me a remedial massage to alleviate any tight muscles. Whilst sat down, Alana began with a check over of my spine to assess where any problem areas might be; tension, misaligned bones and any ‘unhappiness’ in the tissue. I then lay on my front with a soft warm towel covering my hips downwards, and using a hypoallergenic massage lotion, Alana worked down my neck and back giving a general massage all over, then concentrated on tight muscles to relieve tension and balance out the tissue. She then ran her fingers down my spine to pinpoint any misaligned vertebrae; on finding one she efficiently and painlessly tapped it back into place. Far from being painful torture, the whole process was surprisingly relaxing and I nearly found myself dropping off to sleep!

my right hip to realign the pelvis. After this she eased out some niggles in my neck and stretched the muscles to release the tension, then I sat up again for her to reassess my posture and finish with a quick shoulder massage. Refreshed and relaxed I’m very impressed with the treatment – completely pain-free and actually a very relaxing hour! Alana completely put me at ease throughout the session and those tight, stressed muscles have been eased out and my bones put back to their rightful place. As well as Sheffield, Alana offers treatments in Knaresborough and Pudsey, Leeds. More information can be found on her website as, or give her a call on 07732 053005 or contact The Stillpoint Practice on 0114 258 6133.

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Wortley Hall, Sheffield A stunning eighteenth century mansion residing amidst twenty-six acres of beautiful green woodlands, an abundance of flora and local fauna, Wortley Hall is a haven of sleepy, country sophistication. Rather surprisingly this retreat is hidden only eight miles away from the bustle of the city centre. Not only desirable for its aesthetic beauty, Wortley Hall is also the owner of a fascinating past. With a history dating back five hundred years, the mansion itself was erected in the 18th century and was initially owned by the Wharncliffe family until the outbreak of WWII. Since then, it has undergone transition from family home, to a political base for the Labour Movement, the host of numerous Trade Union courses and conferences, to its current status as a luxurious four star hotel.

“ the resplendent backdrop ” Boasting forty-nine rooms, all modern and tastefully designed, the hotel has single, twin, double and family rooms with prices ranging from £50 to £130 per night. All rooms have refreshment facilities, televisions and ensuites. However, if you are after something extra special for a weekend break you can slumber in one of Wortley Hall’s quaint cottages located within the grounds. These stone-built cottages have retained the charm of their original features, whilst boasting modernised facilities to make sure your stay there is relaxing and par excellence. The cottages are a truly wonderful place to stay with family or friends, offering privacy and comfort in a setting embedded by nature and wildlife. Wortley Hall has all the relevant facilities required to host anything from business conferences and meetings, to weddings. Businesses can choose from a number of small seminar rooms to larger theatres. Weddings however, are where Wortley Hall’s strengths lie. What could be more beautiful then getting married in the breath-taking grounds of a 300-year old mansion? The hotel has the perfect interior to cater for the dream day and a magnificently resplendent backdrop for your cherished photographs. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant and of course the splendour of the surroundings seep into the menu with edibles such as oxtail ravioli with French fried onions and beef jus available. If you care to eat here then you’ll experience fine dining in an extravagant setting complete with grand fireplaces and ceilings of “arguably the finest examples of Renaissance style friezes in Great Britain”. Or if you’re just feeling like a casual bite to eat then you have the choice of the bar menu with treats such as smoked salmon and

cucumber sandwiches to be enjoyed on the terrace. For entertainment you can visit one of the game rooms or lounges, where you can enjoy a game of snooker, pool or darts. Or, if the Spanish plume prevails you can take a stroll around the stunning gardens, with fountains, an ornamental lake and a profusion of wildlife surrounding this splendid mansion.

Wortley Hall plays host to many events throughout the year and this July will be hosting the South Yorkshire Festival on the second. This family oriented festival will feature choirs, bands, dancers, bouncy castles and stalls and promises to be an enjoyable day. Perfectly balancing the privacy and beauty of a country setting with the convenience of a metropolitan locale, Wortley Hall is the most relaxing of retreats.

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ATTRACTIONS|HEELEY CITY FARM If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids in the spring and summer months or just looking for a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine, then Heeley’s City Farm could be the perfect day out. This friendly farm was The English Institute of Sport (EIS) Sheffield established thirty years ago in 1981 and it is funded designed is a a lottery testament to itsinitiative, popularity that it isto still provide world class facilities. Shefmore than alive andsports kicking come 2011. field’s EIS is in fact the country’s largest multi-sports training centre. ethos at EIS The farm is well-known for itsThe unusually is that quality sporting facilities should be community-friendly attitude and schemes accessible to all, from athletes, to the to help people from allelite walks of life. For local community, schools, businesses example, their kitchen supports adultsand with the general disabilities orpublic. learning difficulties, giving them the opportunity to flourish in an encouraging and friendly work environment EIS Sheffield balances elite and commuwhilst promoting their independence. nity usage, with a wide range of sports available at the venue, from community “ environmentally friendly ” coached sporting activities, through to sporting local sports clubs They alsoevents, offer limitless amounts ofand work resident athletes. Sheffield International experience to everyone, ‘from ages 8 Venues runs which offer the to infinity’. So14if venues, your child has an aspirveryinterest best in in sports and entertainment ing farms, animals or gardens across Sheffield arehere used by profesthen bring themand down where their sionals and the local community alike. burgeoning passions will be nourished. Specialist facilities include afor Judo Hall, They also offer experience adults in Combat Hall, Netball and Badminton everything from animals and cookery,Halls, to Multipurpose Halleven and a 200mwork! Indoor Athfund-raising and office letics Arena. Gym facilities are available at With a play area for the kids, it has plenty to offer entertainment wise so you’ll be sure to find something of interest when visiting Heeley Farm. If you’re a green-fingered fiend then you’ll be delighted with the garden centre the farm runs, and the farm boasts ‘the only peat-free’ garden in its region. Environmentally friendly in every way, the farm also prides itself on employing the use of organic-only products in their gardens. Their vast selections of plants are also available for purchase if any take


your fancy and you’ll generally find that the prices beat those of their corporate competition. You can also take a stroll around their gardens where you can explore the herb and vegetable patches and meet the friendly ducks. Just a few hundred metres up the road from the garden centre is the Energy House. This quirky looking, former-terraced house is now open to visitors and offers interactive displays that inform of renewable energy resources and technologies. There are also plenty of staff members on hand who are happy to talk over various topics including energy-saving tips and advice on carbon footprints.

“ home-grown ingredients ” The Energy House welcomes school visits so that they can spread the word about environmental issues to the newest generations. For farm-animal enthusiasts, you’ll certainly have fun exploring the farm. Not only can you visit the squealing pig pens and guinea pigs, but you can also introduce yourselves to the sheep, goats and geese of the farm. However, my personal favourite is the duck pond where I find the hosts to be particularly welcoming… After exploring all that the farm has to offer then you may feel like you’ve earned an edible treat: enter Heeley City Farm kitchen. If you’re a fan of home-cooking you won’t be disappointed by their delicious menu. The kitchen uses, as much as possible, all their own home-grown ingredients and are firm believers in using

Fair Trade foods, free-range eggs and all else that is environmentally friendly. And if you have any eating allergies or preferences, they cater for all that too; offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes the members-only Valley and on their varied menu. TheFitness café isSuite open the halls, which are used for training fromsports 10am-4pm and offers a selection of and and available to hirefull, for light education salads, sandwiches and soups, activities, special occasions. hot mealsevents and a and variety of scrumptious The gym atdesserts. the Valley Suiteonly won UK cakes and A Fitness tasty meal Club the Year and has shortcosts of around £102010 or under, andbeen they even listed for Gym buffet of the services Year in the offer outdoor for National parties Fitness Awards. Just because you’re and events. So, if you feel like having a day out then why not pop down to this fun-filled farm? at theeven award winning EIS it doesn’t mean You’ll feel like you’ve helped to you’ll be world on theacross save the little trainer bit afteropposite visiting, Jessica Ennisthat andnot theonly like;did theyou gymsupport provides knowing programmes for all levels of fitness, their environmental pursuits, but yousuch alsoas Basic Fitness Testing - an all round health encouraged their community-spirited check with body measurements, weight, endeavours. body fat percentage, blood pressure, resting pulse rate andRichards flexibility Road, testingShefto help Heeley City Farm, you field,set S2 clear, 3DT personal goals. The Personal consists Tel: (0114) 258Technique 0482 Fax: Session (0114) 255 1400 of one-to-one sessions focusing on a specific exercise technique, including Fab Abs, Core Body, Free Weights and Gym Circuits, and The EIS Sheffield Running Club

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The new state-of-the-art Sheffield South showroom at Archer Road, which opened at the end of last year, is fast gaining a reputation for having the friendliest staff in the area, all of whom specialise in different areas and are dedicated to the highest level of customer care. Fronting the team is general sales manager Ryan Smith, who started in the motor industry in 2005 as a sales representative. Beginning his career at the Saville Street site, when it was Dixons Ford, Ryan stayed on when Lookers took over and helped the business achieve the prestigious title of Dealership of the Year. Ryan, of Pontefract, praises the new site in Sheffield 8 for its friendly atmosphere and the fact local residents no longer have to travel across the city to benefit from the the services and quality of care offered at Saville Street. One of his goals is to see the local operation land its own Dealership of the Year award.

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to suit you for the next three years.”

“ award winning cars ” Offering an extensive range of award-winning cars, some for nil advanced payment and others for low initial rent, the Motability scheme helps disabled people, their families and their carers to become mobile. Senior advisor Steve, of Rotherham, has five years industry experience and has been working for the Motability scheme for three of them. With seven years experience in motoring, Glenn, of Barnsley, began specialising in Motability when he made the move to the Archer Road site this January. Committed to turning first time customers into customers for life, after-sales manager Pete Dent plays a huge role at Lookers Ford. With more than 30 years experience - ten of them as service manager at the Saville Street site Sheffield’s Pete is an expert in all things Ford.

Servicing your car regularly is an important part of keeping it in tip-top condition and Lookers service advisor Tracey Dearn is your first port of call. With more than 25 years industry experience working with Ford, Tracey has worked for Lookers for five years and prior to that spent 13 years with Dixons and a decade with the GK Group. Tracey, of Intake, is enjoying working at the new South Sheffield site because of its relaxed feel and the friendly customers she meets.

“ Motability specialists ”

Also vital to the winning formula at the South Sheffield venue is the workshop team, all of whom are trained to the highest standards by Ford with all the latest diagnostic equipment.

Lookers is now at Sheffield South. 185 Archer Road, Sheffield, S8 0JX Tel: 0114 2356 300

Motability specialists Glenn Day and Steve Cooper are dedicated to finding the right car to match your needs and requirements. Dealing in new and used cars, Glenn and Steve make sure that customers get the best value for money on vehicles that suit them. “It’s not just about getting a new motor car,” said Steve. “We talk about your needs and requirements, arrange test drives and make sure we have the right car for you and one that’s going

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MOMENTUM|REVIEW Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max Plus

THE RODEO is Isuzu’s answer to the all-American pick-up truck. I say

that because I can just picture it doing battle with the rutted farm tracks of the Deep South while banjos play in the distance. But that ridiculous imagery soon evaporates when you get behind the wheel of the Denver Max Plus.

“ oodles of power and torque ” This plush pick-up from the Japanese motor manufacturer features the playthings you might find in an executive saloon: cruise control, two-tone leather upholstery, touch screen sat nav with DVD playback, CD/MP3/ WMA compatibility, and even a Bluetooth hands free kit. And with a throbbing 3.0 litre common-rail diesel engine at its core, the Isuzu delivers oodles of power and torque, whether you’re on or off the tarmac. Even though the toy-toting truck is stacked to the roof with goodies, the real bonus is the savings you could make at the pump. Combined fuel consumption for this burly beast is a very decent 33.6mpg and you can expect around 40 miles per gallon on out of town straight stretches. CO2 emissions are just 222 g/km - not bad for a big lump of metal with a classleading towing capacity of 3,000kg. Owners will, no doubt, also welcome the 12,000-mile/24-month service intervals and Isuzu’s three-year/ 60,000mile mechanical warranty. With all of the above considered, it

Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max Plus Saloon Style Price: £22,741 Max speed: 108 mph 0-62 mph: 10.7 seconds Combined mpg: 33.6 (unladen) Engine layout: 2999 cc, 4 cylinder common rail diesel Max. power (bhp): 163 at 3600 rpm Max. torque (lb.ft): 266 at 1800-2800 rpm CO2: 222 g/km



comes as no bombshell that Isuzu has gone from strength to strength in the UK. The Rodeo is gaining a name for reliability and longevity among many of its toughest and most demanding customers, such as those within the construction and farming industries.

nicely. And with flared wheel arches, a purposeful stance, lots of shiny chrome, as well as stainless-steel sidesteps, it has a strong road presence. On the move, the Rodeo makes progress well; it gathers momentum like a big boulder rolling downhill, so,

“ reliability and longevity ”

“ a strong road presence ”

That said, more and more ‘ordinary’ folk are also choosing to buy ‘lifestyle’ pick-ups, because not only are the double-cab models - such as the Rodeo on test here – roomy, with five seats and four doors, they can also offer comfort, as well as off-road ability, and will tow the largest horse trailers or caravans imaginable. On top of everything else, the Denver Max Plus looks good parked outside the house. My test car was finished in silver - a colour that sets off its lines

unsurprisingly, because it has a kerb weight of 1890kg, there is no real excitement factor when your foot is to the floor. Instead the Isuzu emits a satisfying sense of brute force and invincibility. It is a pleasant enough experience once you remember you are in a pick-up – not a car. The Rodeo is pretty much a rear-wheel drive affair for everyday road use, but you have the option of engaging 4WD at the touch of a button. There is also a two-speed transfer box for when it

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gets really wild off the black stuff. The braking system scrubs off speed well and occupant safety is good with twin front airbags as standard and side protection door beams for all doors. Also, if you have young children, as I do, ultra-safe Isofix child seat mountings are fitted to the rear seats. Pick-ups certainly seem to be a good compromise these days and the Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max Plus is just the thing for all motoring occasions: it is a workhorse, a weekend towing-machine and a luxury family car all rolled into one. Priced from around £22,000 it is a bargain too. PROS ‘N’ CONS Economical Comfort Power Overall

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