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Rochelle Humes Meet The Saturdays star turned newmum, Rochelle Humes.
Marco Pierre White The face behind new Sheffield restaurant, Marco’s. Spotlight Kaiser Chiefs gig review and West Side Story theatre review
James Blunt ...reveals why he’s not been home in a year!
36 Home and garden Retro furniture and one-off pieces
Film The ones worth a watch
Food Leopold Square guide
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The Saturdays When: 10th September @ 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm) Where: Sheffield City Hall Price: £27.50 (VIP: £77.50) One of the UK’s most popular girl bands are back, embarking on their fourth UK tour to showcase their greatest hits, including their number one 2013 hit ‘What About US’ amongst many other well-known tunes. The fivesome have dipped their toes in a variety of musical genres since making their debut in 2008, including R&B, dance and electropop. Una, Rochelle, Mollie, Frankie and Vanessa will be sure to bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the stage in what is sure to be a fun filled show.
Drawing the Summer: The Dust Came First When: 23rd to 25th August @ 10am – 5pm Where: Sheffield Millennium Gallery Price: Free This two day pop-up exhibit is ideal for any budding artist interested in brushing up on their skills by taking part in the have-a-go activities that are taking place, or just wanting to have a look around some intriguing exhibits full of images and sounds sourced from the locations of World War Two defence structures that have been eroded by the environment.
Art in the Gardens 2014 When: 6th & 7th September @10:30am – 5:30pm Where: Sheffield Botanical Gardens Price: Free Entry This extremely popular event, Art in the Gardens, returns for its 11th year in Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. Offering the chance to art enthusiasts to view thousands of pieces of art and crafts and buy straight from a number of the UK’s most prestige artists, the weekend is jam packed with exhibits and live musical performances perfect for all the family.
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This two day convention offers a fantastic opportunity for fans to meet their favourite TV and movie stars, including the likes of former Doctor Who actress Bonnie Langford, the original ‘Face’ from the A-Team TV series, Dirk Benedict, and Terminator 3’s Kristanna Loken. Along with meet and greet sessions, there will be plenty of other fun activities happening over the weekend, including photo shoots, panels and merchandise stalls. There are a variety of different ticket packages available to make sure you do not miss out on anything at what is set to be a weekend to remember for film and comic book fans.
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Lee Evans: Monsters When: 11th - 13th September @ 8pm Where: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Price: £33 Lee Evans returns to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena following his record breaking 2011 tour, Roadrunner, with his new show, Monsters. Known for his high energy performances and uncanny observational skills, the funny man is one of the UK’s most loved comics and Monsters is sure to be as funny, and sweaty, as ever.
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>> She’s one fifth of the UK’s biggest girl band; wife to former JLS band member Marvin Humes; a new mum; presenter on This Morning and fashion designer for online clothing retailer, Very. There’s no stopping 25 year old Essex born singer Rochelle Humes. “We’ve released our Greatest Hits album but it’s not the end for The Saturdays” confirms Rochelle. “Everyone thinks a Greatest Hits album and tour is the end of the road for a band; but we promise we’ll be back. In fact we’re straight back in the studio recording our fifth studio album after the tour.” The five piece multimillion selling pop group are bucking the trend by releasing the collection whilst at the height of their career. The milestone album, set for release on August 11, will follow with a UK tour including a date at Sheffield City Hall on September 10. “If we’d waited any longer we would have had too many tracks for the album” Rochelle adds. “We’re on our eighteenth single now so it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate our successes so far. It’s far from a farewell. “We’re still in the planning stages at the moment, but I can reveal the show will feature lots of costume changes and upbeat tempo tracks so get ready to party when we visit Sheffield. “Rehearsals begin in August – it will be an intense month, working every day.” Rochelle’s music career began 13 years ago when CBBC launched the S Club Search.
The management company who created 90’s pop band S Club 7, held auditions for S Club Juniors and 12-year old Rochelle was chosen along with The Saturday’s bandmate Frankie Sandford. The teen band had six strong years in the charts before Rochelle and Frankie left to join The Saturday’s with the addition of Vanessa White, Una Healy and Mollie King. “I do feel like I’ve achieved a lot in my 25 years. The most memorable moments for me were touring for the first time with The Saturday’s and
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reaching the number one spot with our single ‘What About Us’. “I think our success is down to our relationship. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, it’s all about the chemistry. If you don’t get on, it’s not going to work. “We met new girl group Neon Jungle recently and they have what it takes. They’re really young and hungry for it too, I’d say they are the ones to watch. They could be the next big girl band.” Rochelle married JLS singer, Marvin Humes in 2012 and last year their first daughter, Alaia-Mai was born. “Being in a girl band is certainly more of a
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challenge now three of us are mums” says Rochelle. “Una, Frankie and I are all working mums. Some days I find it a challenge but I have the advantage of being able to take her to work with me a lot of the time. “My mum brought me up on her own, so I always planned on taking care of Alaia-Mai myself. I try to spend as much time with her as possible. “We still commit the time necessary to the band as we’re conscious we don’t want to dessert our fans, but when I meet up with the band, we all bring our children with us now. “This summer most of us are enjoying time at home and holidaying with family before tour rehearsals start next month. Mollie is constantly travelling between the UK and LA because her boyfriend lives there. Right now is the calm before the storm.” As well as a successful music career, Rochelle is following in the footsteps of her husband and trying her hand at presenting. “Marvin and I present on This Morning on the odd Friday. I love it. In fact over the school summer holidays we’ll be on the show every Friday. “I’ve also been busy working with Very for the launch of my first fashion collection.” Alongside celebrity designers Fearne Cotton, Colleen Rooney and Myleene Klass, Rochelle’s 19-piece collection features floral frocks and patterned coords, in reflection of The Saturdays’ singer’s own personal style. “It’s had a great reaction so far – in fact it completely sold out in June – but we’re back in stock now. “I’ve been lucky to have such exciting opportunities come my way and I’m just enjoying life.”
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elebrity chef Marco Pierre White celebrated the success of his first Yorkshire venture, Marcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Italian, Sheffield, by hosting a special dining event for customers. The king of the kitchen gave customers the chance to join him to sample the new menu, and took the time to personally meet each diner and sign an apron for them to take away. Born in Leeds, the 52 year old grew up on a
council estate in the city, before moving south to launch his cooking career in his mid-20s. He has been dubbed the first UK celebrity chef and the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michellin Stars. He has trained chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone and now owns a chain of restaurants across the UK. Chic meets Marco Pierre White to find out why heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bringing a taste of Italy to Sheffieldâ&#x20AC;Ś - 14 -
“I’m not big on snobbery – I’m a Yorkshireman.”
Welcome to Sheffield. Have you spent much time in the city? My first memory of Sheffield is going to see the manager at Yorkshire Bank on Fargate in 1987. His name was Mr Fisher and he was a very nice man. He gave me a loan of £65k to start my business. Wow, you have a good memory! Tell us about your latest restaurant, Marco’s in Sheffield? I like simple and affordable things. People go out to have a good time and to have a night out so I think you need to create a venue that caters for these people and occasions – whether you’re falling in love, celebrating a birthday, engagement or just getting a bite to eat on your way home. I like eating out in a smart/causal environment – where I’m sitting is most important to me, if I don’t feel comfortable I won’t go back. How would you describe the Marco’s menu? It’s straight forward and classical. It’s not trying to be Michelin Star. If you try and be Michelin Star then the price comes with it and you scare people off. They’ll go in once a year and I’d rather they came once a month. Do you have a personal favourite dish on the menu? No. I’m quite boring with food. I eat the same dish everyday if I like it. I don’t like fluffy food and I don’t like small portions. I get bored going to those places who give you 18 courses and ask you if you enjoyed each course. I don’t want to know the waiter, I want to know my guests. I like simplicity like a ham sandwich with English mustard. I’ve eaten that five days running. You’ve achieved so much in your career – what has been the most memorable moment? Getting my bank loan in Sheffield, aged 25.
You’re the brand ambassador for Knoor Stock Pot. How did this collaboration come about? I’ve used Knoor for years. It is without question a necessity for domestic kitchens and it has its place in the professional kitchen too. I use Knoor instead of salt. If I’m braising a steak, I’ll use a Knoor stock cube as it creates a better flavour. It’s about removing the snobbery and being honest. I’m not big on snobbery – I’m a Yorkshireman.
“I like romance. If something isn’t romantic, I’m not interested.”
Will you ever return to live in Yorkshire? I moved from Leeds 36 years ago and I’m a very different person now. We’re all chameleons – we can’t help but absorb our surroundings and become products of them. I see myself as a Southerner but my roots are still that of a northerner. Where do you like to dine out? Home. I like eating at home. I’m always in the kitchen. I rarely cook for work these days so I cook most weekends when I’m home. It doesn’t take me long to make dinner and I find cooking therapeutic. If you’re not cooking, what are you working on? I’m doing a lot of travelling. In the past three
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months I’ve been to New York, Melbourne, Norway, Ibiza and Lisbon. All business except Ibiza; that was a long weekend away with my girlfriend. I’m also working on a project in the Norfolk Broads and a very exciting project in Wiltshire. It’s a beautifully romantic project but I can’t reveal any more information just yet. I like romance. If something isn’t romantic, I’m not interested. Will you be back on our TV screens soon? I have done some filming for TV but that bores me. TV work is tedious – I don’t find it stimulating, I’m just not made for it. I never swear, I never shout and I’m always well-mannered on TV. I’m not someone who wants to make a career out of TV. Once a year is enough for me. Was becoming a world famous chef always the career path you dreamed of? I like making things. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Marco’s New York Italian is located next to the new Hampton by Hilton hotel on West Bar Green – the former Police Station. To book a table call 0114 399 0990 or visit www.marcossheffield.co.uk.
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West Side Story Arguably one of the most popular stage musicals in the world, West Side Story is back on tour around the UK, which includes a 16 show stint at Sheffield`s Lyceum. From the first note, the tension between the White American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks is imminent and the high action choreography – leaps, rolls and fighting – sets the tone for a powerful rivalry between the two gangs and their aversion of each other. The ensemble singing is near perfect with excellent casting of voices that both compliment and contrast to each other, giving it the raw `streets-of-New-York`, edgy feeling. This rawness is balanced by lyrical episodes between Tony and Maria, the Romeo and Juliet figures carried in this 1950s recreation of Shakespeare’s most celebrated love story. The lover’s encounters are moving as you feel their attachment which is perfectly played out by Katie Hall (Maria). What makes the production so enjoyable is the contrasts throughout. While the story of forbidden lovers, gang rivalry and death is solemn, their mood
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lightening episodes such as the Jet’s mockery of the police in ‘Gee Officer Krupke’, subtly placed after the tragedy which concludes the first act and other comical song and dance routines including ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’ provides more fun to the show, showcasing likeable characters from both gangs. Other notable characters are the feisty Puerto Rican beauty Anita (Djalenga Scott) and the juvenile Jet Baby John (Fraser Fraser). Still following Leonard Bernstein’s musical score, Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics and Jerome Robbin’s original choreography, West Side Story has stood the test of time to become a classic musical in its own right and an inspirational model for musicals to come since its first opening in 1957. High energy dance and timeless vocals make West Side Story the perfect musical and an enjoyable production for any avid theatre goer. Don’t expect any static routines with bundles of dialogue – this musical is all about the choreography and the score. Words: C atherine Taylor
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JAMES BLUNT LIVE AT DONCASTER RACECOURSE 16/08/2014 Music and horse racing fans alike are being urged to book tickets as soon as possible for what is predicted to be a sell-out event. Adult tickets start from just £31, children’s tickets are £11 and hospitality options are available from £103.20. All tickets and hospitality for the event include racing followed by James Blunt live after racing. doncaster-racecourse.co.uk Tel: 01302 304 200
“I haven’t been home since August 2013”
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Chic meets platinum selling singer, James Blunt. He rose to fame in 2005 with the release of his platinum selling debut album Back to Bedlam before achieving worldwide fame with the singles You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. He’s sold 17 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide, has a string of Brit Awards and endless international awards to his name, and now he’s back on the music scene with his fourth studio album, Moon Landing, and will be performing alongside his band at Doncaster racecourse this summer. We’re excited to welcome you to Doncaster Racecourse this August. Have you spent much time in South Yorkshire previously? It will be nice to return to the UK. I’ve been on a great but very long tour. I started out in China for New Year and I haven’t stopped yet, seven months later. I lived five miles north of York for a while too so I’m pretty familiar with the South Yorkshire area. And my uncle worked for The Jockey Club so I’ve grown up visiting racecourses. I have a family of horse lovers. What should we expect from your performance? A mix of old and new?
Looking at your upcoming show schedule for the summer, it’s pretty non-stop. Do you have time to take a break? I’m always non-stop. I haven’t been home since August 2013. I’m constantly travelling for work so I don’t want to travel more for holidays. You served in the army for six years, but was singing always your dream career? My Dad served in the Army so I naturally followed in his footsteps. I grew up in an Army camp in Cyprus then I travelled to Kosovo, Canada and London. I picked up a guitar and wrote my first song age 14. Music was always a dream for me. I always wanted the freedom of touring with my music. You became friends with Prince Harry during your time in the armed forces, do you still keep in touch?
“I’ve been practicing all over the world for my performance at Doncaster”
Yes, we still speak occasionally but we’re both so busy, I don’t see him very often. He’s a great guy though. You earned your pilots licence age 16 – do you still fly? I’m usually in the back of a plane asleep these days, but I can fly. It’s such an adrenaline rush. You live in Ibiza now, how’s life?
Definitely. I have my five piece band with me and I’ll be performing old and new. I’ve been practicing all over the world for my performance at Doncaster.
Life is good in Ibiza when I’m actually there. Is it easier for you to get out and about in Ibiza without being papped?
Do you ever tire of requests for ‘You’re Beautiful’? I wouldn’t dream of it. That song got me to where I am now. Tell us about your latest album ‘Moonlanding’ – how does it compare to your previous music? It’s been a journey for me. I started with an innocent, naïve album, then my music turned more explosive and reactionary but Moonlanding is genuine. I’ve opened up and stripped back. It’s an album about dreams, longing and first loves.
You get press wherever you go, but it’s not as intense I suppose. You’ve had a lot of media attention for your witty replies to comments on Twitter. Do you think it’s important for an artiste to manage their own account? And why do you take the time to reply? People love expressing their opinions on Twitter. If someone wants to insult me, I’ll insult them back. It’s only fair. You can’t take yourself too seriously in this world. I have fun with it too. It’s a great way to engage with my fans.
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film Lucy Released 22nd August
** Editor’s Pick
Scarlett Johansson proves again she is not afraid to kick butt in Léon director Luc Beeson’s latest flick, Lucy. Also starring Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, the film is set in a world ran by mob overlords, where Lucy ( Johansson) is caught up in a dodgy deal that sees her forced to work as a drug mule. The drugs she is transporting leak into her system, turning Lucy into a merciless warrior with superhuman powers, as she sets out to turn the table on the bad guys.
Sex Tape RELEASED 3rd September
Funny man Jason Segel and rom-com queen Cameron Diaz co-star as married couple Jay and Annie in the outrageous new comedy, Sex Tape. When they wake up to find their newly filmed sex tape has gone missing, panic quickly ensues, leading to a frantic search to discover it had been sent to all of their friends and colleagues. Directed by the same guy ( Jake Kasdan) who brought the world Bad Teachers, this will not be for the faint hearted. Expect lots of crude jokes, awkward moments and plenty of nudity in this raunchy laugh riot.
Magic in the Moonlight RELEASED 19th September
Sin City: A Dame to Die For RELEASED 25th August
Woody Allen returns to the director’s chair with new comedy-drama, Magic in the Moonlight, following last year’s critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated hit, Blue Jasmine. Set in 1920’s France, the film stars the ever lovable Colin Firth as a cynical magician tasked with debunking the work of a popular spiritualist, played by Allen’s latest muse, Emma Stone. Romance inevitably ensues in what seems a much more light hearted affair than that of the over-bearing Blue Jasmine. Also starring Jackie Weaver, Marcia Gay and Eileen Atkins, Allen’s latest cinematic offering is sure to appeal to the all the old fashioned romantics out there.
Sin City: A Dame to Die For is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2005 hit, Sin City. Based on the popular book series of the same name, the follow-up film sees the returning Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and Clive Owen join forces with the likes of Eva Green, Juno Temple and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to form an impressive ensemble cast in a high-action film that sees the town’s most fierce citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. We can only hope that A Dame to Die For can live up to the originals high standards that delivered big on both the visuals and action, in what is guaranteed to be a very violent affair.
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Wish I Was Here RELEASED 19th September
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Disney’s latest offering is sports drama a Million Dollar Arm, starring Mad Men’s John Hamm and the Oscar winning Alan Arkin. Directed by Lars and the Real Girl’s Craig Gillespie, this feel-good film follows sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) as he stages a rather unconventional player recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to compete in Major League Baseball. Unsurprisingly he finds a couple of potential stars in the shape of Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal), in what could well be one of the most uplifting films of the year. - 22 -
Scrubs star Zach Braff directs and stars in the quirky comedy-drama, Wish I Was Here. Partially financed through funding site Kickstarter, the story follows Aidan Bloom (Braff), a struggling actor heading agonisingly closer to middle age, who is going through somewhat of an identity crisis. In home schooling his kids, Bloom slowly begins to rediscover his love of life and a sense of purpose. The film, which also stars the Oscar nominated Kate Hudson, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parson and Josh Gad, it is sure to deliver the laughs (and possibly a few tears) in Braff ’s usual quirky fashion.
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Sail Away Meadowhall’s shopping and beauty adviser, Bethanie Lunn, shares her High Street round-up of how to bring a little seaside style into your life…
I’m currently obsessed with all things nautical and although I’m still always in Sheffield (it’s hard to stay away), I live by the sea and I’m blessed to have sea views from my apartment. I’m therefore naturally drawn to anything related to the sea and beach so, in order to share a little inspiration with you, here’s my High Street round up of how to bring a little seaside style into your life. Nautical style is an easy one to achieve right since the stores are brimming with separates that capture that easy, chic style at home and in your wardrobe. From bold stripes and elegant white tailored trousers to anchor and rope detailing or burning lanterns, the nautical theme is a classic, never-goes-out-of-style fashion trend. Our very own Kate Middleton is a fan of this look too as you always look effortlessly polished. I love the accessories Paperchase, Debenhams and Accessorize have right now. In fact, Paperchase have tons of nautical pieces. Their Anchors Ahoy range includes bags and notebooks which look very chic. Next has an entire range of nautical-inspired homeware too from throw cushions to wall plaques that help bring the outside, in.
Accessorize Hit The Beach Bikini Bag, £10
Debenhams Blue Lantern, £15 Primark Nautical Stripe Strappy Playsuit, £7
Next Heart Shell Cushion, £12
Paperchase Leather Journal, £15
Fernado Trousers, £89 by Damsel in a Dress, available exclusively at House of Fraser, Meadowhall
Phase Eight Stripe Beach Tunic, £69
For cruise-worthy separates, Damsel is a Dress is brand new and exclusive to House of Fraser, Meadowhall including flattering summer dresses, tailored trousers and versatile tunics and tops. The collection is full of colour with some key nautical pieces so check it out. Phase Eight is also a hit for this look but if you’re on a budget, head to good ‘ole Primark for some anchor-heavy accessories and fun stripy playsuits. Bethanie x
All products are available at Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Bethanie Lunn is Meadowhall’s Fashion and Beauty Adviser. Read more at meadowhall.co.uk and follow them on twitter @LoveMeadowhall
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While the rest of the Made in Chelsea cast jet off to NYC to film the upcoming eighth season of the series, Andy Jordan has stayed behind in the UK. Not without reason, though. The 24-year old is busy touring the country and promoting his new EP, “Geography”. Chic caught up with the broker-turned-actorturned-musician after his warm-up gig in Sheffield. Hi Andy, you’ve just finished your gig in Sheffield, how did it go? I really enjoyed it! It was the first time we played “Geography” live, which was really fun. People seem to like it. It’s one of those things, when a song becomes a single, you end up playing it all the time, and then you start not liking it anymore. But not with “Geography”, I actually really enjoyed playing it tonight. You dedicated one of the songs tonight to your grandmother. Does she watch Made in Chelsea? She does! She gets really involved, sometimes she loves it, sometimes she hates it. We’re very close, I used to live with her. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? I taught myself how to play the guitar when I was at university. Then we did like a piss-take music video with Made in Chelsea, and the guy who was producing the sound said I should come
back. I had actually already written some stuff then, so I went back and recorded it.
She probably hasn’t heard it though, she lives in America.
I’ve always loved music but never really had the confidence to perform. I’ve always stuck to singing in my bedroom, too nervous to get out there and sing, even to my family.
Are all of your songs autobiographical? It’s a mixture, there are some songs that are about past relationships. I also have a lot of issues with people who go to work every day and then complain all the time about how much they hate their job. I’m always like “well, then quit!” and they don’t. So I write about stuff like that. You’ve got to create your own way in life and do what you want to do.
You seem very confident on stage though. I’m getting better. Last winter, when I first started playing live, I was pretty nervous. Now I feel more at home. I think it comes with playing your own music. On my last tour, half of the set list was covers, and I wasn’t very good at memorizing other people’s lyrics... which is why I always mix them up when I do a cover (laughs). How long have you been working on your EP, “Geography”? I started working on it in January of this year, and everything was pretty much finalized by the end of February. We actually recorded everything in just four days. “Geography” was co-written with a girl called Caroline, who I had never met before. When we arrived in the studio, we chatted a bit and realized we had both had that problem of a relationship across borders, so that’s how we came up with Geography. So, is the song based on a true story? Yeah, it is actually. I’m not going to tell you who it is about, but I still fancy the girl and I’d still like to get with her if she comes to England sometime, or if I go to America. Did you let her know that the song is about her? No. It’s kind of been on and off for ten years now, so I think she’ll know it’s about her if she hears it.
You’ve previously mentioned Ed Sheeran as a musical influence. Would you ever follow his footsteps and write a song about an ex after a nasty break-up? Yeah, definitely! I find that with lyrics, you can never prepare when they’re going to come to you. Something has to happen to trigger you to get the words in your head. I find it very difficult to say “alright, I’m gonna write a song today”. About what? It would just end up being a crap song. If something happens and triggers emotions, that’s when its a good song. So it’s definitely better to write about ex-girlfriends and all that jazz. Do you have a special routine for songwriting? I tend to get the lyrics late at night. I’ll come up with the guitar part when I’m mucking around during the day, and I’ll get in to bed and be like “shit! I’ve got the lyrics!” And then I’ll run downstairs and wake up the whole household (laughs). What was the funniest tweet you ever received from a fan? My most enjoyable one was a guy who tweeted me saying “The only thing that would make today better would be to see Andy Jordan get hit by a bus”. You do get funny ones like that. And then obviously there’s my nostrils, who have their own twitter account. How do you feel about that? I’m very proud, I obviously have very good nostrils. What was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you on the set of Made in Chelsea? It’s hard to remember, I’ve been on the show for a while now. I had one occasion where I ordered a drink and was decorated so elaborately, it looked like the rain forest in a cup. I was having an argument with Louise and looked really silly trying to drink from it. I thought the producers would take the scene out, but they kept it in the show and I just looked like a complete dick. Wor ds: I na Fischer
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Custom made bespoke hats &fascinators www.kydoboutique.co.uk 07929731993 @_ kydo
Keep your dress on! Sheffield based designer, Kathryn Pearson, launched Keep Your Dress on (KYDO) in 2012 – a bespoke fascinator business, handmade in the city. Whatever the occasion – a trip to the races, wedding or black tie event – KYDO can create a made-to-measure fascinator in any style or colour to suit your outfit. “After graduating with a degree in fashion design from Northumbria University, I moved to London to pursue a career in the fashion industry before returning to Sheffield to launch my own business.” Kathryn told us. “I discovered a talent for hand-stitching early on in my fashion studies so this is what I’ve focused on. “A steady hand is essential for creating my hand-made designs.” KYDO fascinators are stocked in Ecclesall Road fashion boutique, Sister, where you can see a selection of the styles available for inspiration. “All fascinators are available on combs or headbands and I hand-dye them too to ensure they are the closest colour match to suit a client’s request” added Kathryn. “Most people prefer neutral colours or black and navy but we also have some bolder colour options such as turquoise to make a statement. “Styles differ, but two of our most popular choices are the pleated sinamay fascinator and the crinoline rose with a teardrop base.” Prices range from £59 to £120 depending on the size and detail.
Kathryn works from a home studio but will visit you at home (within Sheffield) or invites you to her home. To find out more, visit facebook.com/ keepyourdresson , visit www.kydoboutique. co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Words: Jessica Fogarty
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LADIES DAY AT THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL The most glamorous event in South Yorkshire’s social calendar is back this September – the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival 2014 at the Doncaster Racecourse. The horse racing spans four days from Wednesday September 10, through to Saturday September 13, and it’s set to be an unmissable event. Although the entire four days of the festival are filled with prestige there is one day in particular that takes centre stage each year, Thursday September 11, is of course Ladies Day.
This effort doesn’t go unnoticed as a team of fashion scouts will be out scouring various areas for women who are deserving of prizes as well as one lucky lady who could go on to be awarded with the coveted title of ‘South Yorkshire’s Best Dressed Lady 2014’ giving her the chance to represent Doncaster Racecourse in the final of ‘Yorkshire’s Best Dressed Lady 2014’ - to be held at the Racing Post Trophy meeting on Saturday October 25.
This highly anticipated part of the festival sees both men and women attend not only to spectate the racing but with a determination to be dressed to impress.
If you want to be in with a chance make sure you’re around the main county enclosure reception, the champagne lawn area, the centre course marquee, any restaurant or the ‘Double Trigger’ bronze statue in the Grandstand enclosure where the scouts are said to be.
Stunning dresses and spectacular hats abound as the ladies of South Yorkshire take this opportunity to dress up; the gents look smart and both aim to show just how stylish they can be.
Get booking your tickets and planning your outfit, this is going to be one unforgettable event! Tickets from £7.20 – £210 01302 304 200
WIN A VIP TRIP TO LADIES DAY Chic have teamed up with Doncaster Racecourse to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a VIP trip to the busiest event on the annual racing calendar – Ladies Day at Ladbrokes St Leger Festival. The lucky winner (plus a guest) will be wined and dined in style at the racecourse’s brand new restaurant, The Old Weighing Room. Enjoy a complimentary three-courselunch followed by an afternoon of racing in the County Enclosure. For your chance to win, fill in the accompanying entry form and post to LADIES DAY COMPETITION, WE ARE CHIC, 25 LEIGH STREET, SHEFFIELD, S9 2PR. Or Follow us on Twitter and Tweet #CHICVIP @ChicLifeMag.
Words: Abby Jackson
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LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: TWISTY’S HAIR & NAIL SALON
TWISTY'S SMALL & FRIENDLY SALON EST. 1974
SPECIALISING IN VINTAGE HAIR, MAKE UP AND NAILS.
SERVICES: HAIR CUT / COLOUR / BLOW DRY VINTAGE HAIR STYLING HD BROW BAR SEMI PERMANENT EYELASH EXTENSIONS SUNBED & SPRAY TANNING WAXING MANICURE / PEDICURE ACRYLIC/ SILK / GEL NAILS & NAIL ART WEDDING & PROM PACKAGES
236 London Road Sheffield S2 4LW T: 0114 255 7555
A vintage twist… London Road salon, Twisty’s, specialise in vintage hair pin-ups and beauty treatments. The Family run business is owned by Carol Silcock, who employs daughter Bianca, sisterin-law Jackie and granddaughters Sophie and Elle. “It’s a special year at Twisty’s” says Bianca. “My beautiful mum has not only turned 65 years old (although doesn’t look a day over 50!) – She’s also celebrating 50 years in the hairdressing business.” Carol is the vintage hair specialist and can create any look from a victory roll to a beehive bouffant. “My friends think I’m crazy” said Carol. “They’ve all retired now but I’m not ready to put down the styling tools just yet – I enjoy it too much. “I never expected by granddaughters to want to follow in my footsteps either – but now they have and I want to train them up so the business can one day be theirs.”
styling hair behind a screen to protect Asian ladies from revealing their hair in public. “We don’t have the swankiest salon with pretentious stylists who can only specialise in one aspect of hairdressing such as just colouring or cutting; but a good old family run business with three generations working together across all aspects of the business” added Bianca. “It’s also not the biggest salon, in fact it’s tiny but the beauty of Twisty’s is the experience and how it makes you feel when you’re there; some say it’s like a female version of Desmond’s! “My mum has made Twisty’s a sanctuary for all age groups and people from all sorts of backgrounds who just want a great hairstyle with a lovely cuppa but not have to pay a ridiculous amount for the privilege.” Twisty’s has recently installed a lash and brow station where beautician Elle offers semipermanent eyelashes, tinting and HD brows. The salon also has a nail bar, where Jackie offers manicures, pedicures and gels.
The salon attracts a mix of clients – from young fashionistas to working-mums and grans.
Twisty’s Hair and Beauty 236 London Road Sheffield S2 4LW 0114 255 7555
Twisty’s also caters for Asian clients who require discretion due to religious purposes – often
Open Tuesday to Saturday. Facebook.com/Twistys-Hair-Nail-Salon
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Words: Jessica Fogarty
Words : Jessica F ogarty
Book online: www.mylocalsalon.co.uk/randleandrandle.html
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Randle & Randle Randle and Randle opened its doors on Ecclesall Road in February 2014. The contemporary salon offers a wide range of hair, beauty and holistic treatments and the talented team each have their own area of expertise. Randle & Randle 611 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, S11 8PT. 0114 2666288 Twitter: @randle&randle Facebook: Randle-and-Randle Monday Closed Tuesday 9-5 Wednesday 10-7 Thursday 10-8 Friday 10-8 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed
A cut above the rest: Randle and Randle are skin specialists and colour experts. The team consists of a style director, owner Glynn, nail technician Jess and a senior stylist and stylist offering cuts and blows, semi-permanent or permanent colours, gents and kids, bridal and take-up. I booked in for a cut and blow with Danielle – the latest stylist to join the team. Friendly and professional, Danielle first gave me a hair consultation to find out which products would best suit my hair type then discussed styling options. Using the volumising shampoo, I had a big and bouncy blow dry but a more sleek finish can be created on request.
Relax with Reflexology: Kristina, formerly of Bella Alma Beauty, recently joined the Randle and Randle team and is introducing two new treatments to the salon – Lycon wax – the best waxing system around for minimising the pain of hair removal – and reflexology – a gentle non-invasive foot massage working on energy points to rebalance and harmonise the body. Kristina brings with her more ten years’ experience in holistic treatments and waxing. The private treatment room located at the back of the salon is used for holistic treatments. Lit by candle-light, with mood enhancing music provides an idyllic environment to relax and shut off from the world.
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Dermalogica specialists: Randle and Randle is a Dermalogica skin care centre priding itself on offering customer service. Owner Amanda offers a free Dermalogica skin-mapping consultation for those new to Dermalogica products and treatments. Amanda will first analyse your face, then advise on how to achieve healthy skin, through using recommended products and understanding how to use them in your daily life without adding hours into your beauty care routine. At the Randle and Randle skin bar, Amanda will give you the opportunity to try the products free of charge to see the results and feel the difference. There are no pressure-sales – just an education on the Dermalogica range.
751-753 Ecclesall Road Sheffield S11 8TH 0114 268 4050 www.timhydehairdressing.co.uk email@example.com
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Chic meets the owner and artistic director of new Sheffield salon, Tim Hyde Hairdressing... Hi Tim, I love the look of the salon. How would you describe it? I wanted the salon to have a home from home feel and hopefully I’ve achieved this. I’m from an Italian background so I was keen to incorporate Italian style – a comfortable, relaxed European feel. It has an eclectic mix of modern and antique pieces. The salon is situated in a great location, was this the main reason you relocated from Dronfield? Yes, I love the building. It was formally an antique furniture store and I was a regular shopper there – in fact a lot of the accessories you see in the salon were purchased from the store. Every time I came in, I used to think ‘wow, this would make a really good salon’, so when the unit became available, I had to have it. We moved in mid-June. Tell us about the Tim Hyde team and what you offer? We’re a trio of stylists: There’s me, the artistic
director; Leanne, the senior stylist; and James, the assistant stylist. We’re a classic salon who focus on the quality of cuts and colours. We cater for both men and women and will never rush an appointment such as cutting one client’s hair whilst the other’s colour is being done. We will always offer each individual a bespoke service. We want clients to leave with a cut and colour they can manage at home. Most business comes from word of mouth and we’re lucky to have clients travel from all over the country to visit us. We even have a lady who flies in from Ireland. We don’t have set opening hours either – we open the salon at times that best suit our clients’ needs. We understand that people have busy
work lives and may need to come before or after a salons usual opening hours. I’ve been known to start at 7am and finish close to midnight. I never feel like I’m at work though, I love what I do, it’s more than just a job. When did your career in the hair industry begin? 12 years ago. I began with an intensive two year one-on-one training course with a mentor from Vidal Sassoon. I then went on to work with some of the biggest names in the industry which enabled me to create my own unique style of work. I have a different style of cutting to most – it incorporates the geometric styling I originally trained in, and also a more free hand and experimental style of cutting which I learnt from a self-taught stylist. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some very talented people. What’s next for Tim Hyde Hairdressing? I’d like to take the brand to London and overseas. I’d love to see a salon open in Italy. Words: Jessica Fogarty
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Sheffield Clinical Hypnosis Words: Jessica Fogarty Sheffield Clinical Hypnosis is one of the leading hypnotherapy practices in Sheffield. Amongst other treatments the practice specializes in helping people to stop smoking, lose weight, build confidence and help people with their fears and phobias. All these treatments are carried out using the latest in up to date techniques in hypnotherapy and N.L.P (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Martyn Oldfield is the clinical hypnotherapist and has been personally practising and studying hypnosis since being 14 years old. He studied at the Northern Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapists and began professional practice ten years ago. Martyn is registered with the Northern association of professional clinical hypnotherapists and registered with Hypnotherapy register.com
Sheffield Clinical Hypnosis 933 Chesterfield Road Woodseats Sheffield S9 0SS 0114 274 53 57
Using Neuro linguistic programing and Hypnosis, many different problems can be tackled quickly and easily including. “Problems range from nail biting and anxiety to fears and phobias of heights, flying, buttons, spiders and vomit – pretty much anything” Martyn tells us. “Weight loss and smoking are probably the two most common – we had one client who lost nine and a half stone in less than a year – there was no dieting involved, just a change of mind-set to food. “Some treatments can be done in one session but it all depends on the problem, how long the client has been suffering and how severe the symptoms are.” Most sessions are between an hour and half and two hours. During the first session the problem is discussed in privacy and is held in the strictest confidence, then using N.L.P and over twenty years’ experience of hypnosis, changes within the unconscious mind can begin. “Rather than us telling the client how many sessions are needed, we ask the client to keep in touch with us to see how well the treatment has gone and if the client wishes another session then we can book one, This way if the treatment has worked well there is no need to pay for extra sessions that aren’t needed” advises Martyn.
CL IENT TESTIMONIAL “After smoking ten cigars a day for the past 71 years, I never thought I’d be able to quit the habit,” said Val Malthouse (85) from Dore, Sheffield. “I’d tried various methods to help me quit including nicotine patches but they didn’t work for me. “I’d heard about Martyn at Sheffield Clinical Hypnosis and after some research I decided to book a consultation. We chatted for an hour and I told him why I wanted to quit – because of ill health – and he got an understanding of my personal circumstances. “The clinic is really comfortable – I sat back on his couch and felt at ease talking to him. “My second visit took just 20 minutes and as of that day, I haven’t smoked again. He helped me to completely change my mind-set. I still get cravings occasionally but I can deal with these now. “I only wish I’d done it a lot earlier”
Based at Woodseats, the clinic has a relaxed, safe and tranquil environment. Open Tuesday to Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-4pm. Evening appointments arranged by request for a small charge.
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Using neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis, many diﬀerent problems can be tackled quickly and easily, including but not limited to:
• Weight loss • Anxiety • Depression • Conﬁdence • Phobias • Pain control • Nail biting • Smoking Sessions are run by clinical hypnotherapist Martyn Oldﬁeld, who studied at the Northern Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapists and now has over 10 years experience in the ﬁeld. Sheﬃeld Clinical Hypnosis • 933 Chesterﬁeld Road • Woodseats • Sheﬃeld • S8 0SS Tel: 0114 274 5357 • www.sheﬃeldclinicalhypnosis.co.uk
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Corner It’s one of Sheffield’s hidden treasures. Tucked away in a backstreet warehouse on Mowbray Street is where one man’s dream became a reality. Retro Corner launched 18 months ago when owner Matthew Mosley was made redundant from his job of ten years at a bathroom company. “I had to find a new career path so I decided to take my hobby of restoring antiques to the next level” said Matt. “I started out in Chesterfield – all I had was a container in a field with no electricity but it was enough to get me going. “Last April I moved in to the Sheffield warehouse and I haven’t looked back.” Retro Corner has quickly expanded from restoring antique tools, vintage furniture and accessories to creating bespoke pieces of hand-made furniture made from reclaimed eco-friendly materials. “We now take orders from all over the country” adds Matt. “As custom furniture experts we can create bespoke pieces of furniture for both the public and trade. “Our portfolio of clients includes Sheffield venues Wick At Both Ends, The Harley, The Bowery and Maida Vale as well as national retailers: Selfridges London, Mac Cosmetics, Ted Baker and Lego. “We’ve also had some celebrity customers including Hugh FearnleyWhittigstall who called up recently and the BBC have asked us to create some pieces for a new cookery show coming soon. “Most of our business comes from customer recommendations which is really humbling.” To find out more, check out Retro Corner on Facebook or visit www.retrocorner.co.uk.
For all things vintage & restored
www.Retro-Corner.co.uk Retro Corner Mowbray Street Sheffield S3 8EN 07703017404
Words: Jessica F ogarty
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Inspired Garden Lee Bestall has been designing and managing the creation of gardens for over 10 years. Lee regularly writes for gardening magazines throughout the country and is stand in presenter on BBC Radio Sheffield gardening hour. Contact Lee at www. InspiredGardenDesign .co.uk
Gentle jobs for this month include dead heading, watering and a little light trimming. With the last summer bank holiday of the year looming we can sit back, relax and ... think of spring!!! “Already?” I hear you yol (yell out loud). Yes, already. Garden centres take delivery of their spring bulb collections this month and to ensure you get the widest choice and freshest stock, you really do need to be thinking about your selections right now. I know spring doesn’t seem that long ago, but that’s a good thing, because you should be able to remember which areas of the garden would have benefited from a little more colour, sparkle and pizzaz - and in my opinion, that’s what bulbs deliver. The extra colour, height and shape that bulbs such as Alliums provide is second to none. When selecting your bulbs make sure you give them a quick, but delicate squeeze. This will ensure the ones you buy are healthy and will hopefully actually leaf up and flower. I get so many questions about bulbs which are planted and never actually flower, and its not that these people are bad gardeners, but more likely that the bulbs were dead before they were even planted. Plant bulbs from September to November but the sooner the better really, leaving only Tulips until November. Plant 2-3 times the depth of the bulb and if fed after flowering they should give you pleasure for years and may even spread around ... As long as you don’t cut off the leaves until 6 weeks after flowering!
Art in the garden. Meeting Sheffield based artist Fenella Noble was a real pleasure, as was seeing her wonderful work. Loved by children and admired by adults, her fun wire animals really do develop personalities of their own. “When I start cutting from the roll of wire netting I never quite know what the finished creature will look like, which is why I enjoy my work so much”. The sculptures live outside in all weathers and enliven the garden even in winter. For a range of animals see www.fenellanobledesign.co.uk.
My travels this month have taken me to based in Aston, Sheffield which is a great little one stop shop for all things bonsai related. With genuine passion, these guys sell indoor & outdoor bonsai trees and gift sets, along with tools, wire, bonsai soil, fertilisers and more. Run by Adam Briney, they pride themselves on lots of friendly advice based on his 20 years of experience caring for bonsai trees. Their shop is inside Godfreys Garden Centre and also sell online, shipping bonsai all over the UK and Europe. www.allthingsbonsai.co.uk
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A jewel in the crown. An emerald
green lawn is desired by many, but pretty labour intensive to maintain. Then I met franchise owner Tim James of GreenThumb Sheffield who takes all the stress (and hard work) out of achieving the perfect lawn. Tim treats lawns, turning them from tired, weed infested grass areas, to lawns you can be proud of. They don’t cut grass, weed borders, trim hedges or offer any other gardening service, they specialise in one thing … the perfect lawn! www.greenthumb.co.uk 0114 276 0101
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STONE THE CROWS Stone The Crows run by Philip Bartram located on Cambridge street, Sheffield (the old John Lewis toy store) is a treasure trove of solid wood furniture, quirky light fittings and unique giftwareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and accessories for the home. The store comprises of two floors. Prices range from as little as 50p in their clearance section located on their second floor. The company was founded by born and bred Sheffielder, John Allen 35 years ago. Starting with only a minivan and a garage, the company has grown into a multifaceted enterprise designing and creating products from all over the world for the UK retail market and export. Stone The Crows also has stores in Dronfield, Lemington Spa and Nottingham. Take advantage of 10% off homewares (only) by quoting STCsheffield10 at the till when you visit the Sheffield store. For more information call 01142726102
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Welcome... to all that is Cuba deep in the heart of Sheffield! Sample our authentic Cuban surroundings, unique Cuban ambience & welcoming Latino vibe. Mix this together with our delicious Spanish/South American cuisine and the best in Latin music all the right ingredients for a quality evening.
Tel: 01142 760475
Cuban bar / Tapas bar
EVERY ... NIGHT is music night @
Open weekdays from 5pm, FREE ENTRY. 5pm - 6pm Happy Tapas Hour, 8.00 - 11.00 Live Music. Tapas available through till 10.30pm. Bar serves until midnight.
Cubana is situated at 4 Leopold Square, Sheffield, S1 2JG
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Cubana After 14 years on Trippet Lane, Cubana has moved to a new, two floor premises in nearby Leopold Square. The move – which took place in July – has seen one of Sheffield’s most popular Latin bars and restaurant triple its capacity with its move into the former Platillos venue. Cubana owners Adrian Bagnoli and Brad Charlesworth are determined to retain the qualities that have made the venue such a success over the years. The Cubana team have also made the short trip to the new venue bringing with them many of the rustic artefacts and furniture that have become synonymous with the venue. Adrian Bagnoli said: “The past 14 years at Trippet Lane have been fantastic and I have to thank all our customers for their support. But as our popularity has grown, the lack of space has increasingly become a problem.
“Having Cubana over two floors in Leopold Square will allow us to offer so much more for everyone” “Everything people love about Cubana – our award winning tapas food prepared by ever present original head chef Fabian Cruz, the friendly staff providing that warm Latino welcome, our passion for live music, dancing and our renowned tropical cocktails – will be as prevalent as ever. “The decor is rustic in style but maintains the usual relaxed authentic Cuban feel whilst gaining the capacity to offer additional restaurant covers. “We will continue to provide the personable experience that regulars are accustomed to. “The new venue also boasts the addition of a private function room, more DJ nights, a variety of dance classes, many more live music acts, plus there are plans to bring in some of the UK’s top Latino bands for special one off events. “There are exciting times ahead for Cubana - 39 -
and all our customers” The roots of the venue can be traced right back to the mid-1990s when Adrian Bagnoli was one of a trio that launched the Viva Salsa! club night in the city. The mid-week event was a massive success and brought scores of Latin acts to Sheffield for the first time. Many Latin venues have come and gone in recent years in Sheffield but none have had the popularity or staying power of Cubana. The Trippet lane venue has had many high points over the years. Adrian’s personal favourite has been regularl visits by legendary Cuban outfit, Buena Vista Social Club. Cubana also hit the headlines for being a favourite of the 13 piece outfit who’ve made a bee-line for the place after their regular sellout Sheffield City Hall shows. @CubanaTapasBar
What’s new at Leopold Square? Words: Jessica F ogarty
A secluded retreat that makes you feel a million miles away from the busy streets of Sheffield city centre, Leopold Square is home to top quality bars and restaurants offering a range of fantastic food and drink from around the world together with the beautiful Leopold Hotel. This Barcelona-inspired square, with its contemporary water feature and solid bronze benches, offers you the chance to enjoy al-fresco drinking and dining in this most sophisticated of locations.
New to the square is the cities first tiki bar Bamboo Door; enjoy a glass of Prosecco with lunch or an afternoon cake at Caffe Leopold; Cubana Latin Bar and Restaurant has relocated from Trippet Lane; and Popolo bar and cocktail lounge have launched a new grill menu.
Bamboo D oor Sheffield’s first tiki bar has arrived! Choose from the infamous ‘Zombie Cocktail’ or the signature ‘Bamboo Door’ to leave a juicy apple taste on your tongue. Slide into one of the cushioned booths, hop onto the bar stools under the bamboo covered bar or soak up the sun in the outdoor seating area. The new concept bar is the creation of Sheffield’s David and Robert Pickard and Andrew Trudgill. With their different backgrounds ranging from electronic engineering, builders merchants and wholesale drinks supplies, their skills have been combined to allow this bar to flourish. The staff include friendly locals with an eye for detail making sure every one of these tropical drinks are served to the highest standard. @BambooDoorSHF
P opolo A new grill menu has launched at Popolo, Sheffield. The bar and cocktail lounge now boasts an American inspired menu consisting of locally sourced dishes made fresh to order. Dine downstairs in the leather booths, take a table in the upstairs restaurant or dine al-fresco under the umbrellas on the relaxed outdoor terrace. Choose from chicken and fish, burgers, pasta and risotto or beef and pork from the Josper Grill. All steaks are rubbed with rosemary and thyne, grilled to your liking in the Josper Oven and served with hand cut ‘skin on’ fired, your choice of sauce and roasted garlic. @PopoloSheffield
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Owner Tracie Henstock
Caff é L eopold Words : Jessica F ogarty
Caffé Leopold Prosecco Lounge opened its doors this spring – a 34 seat intimate venue offering a Mediterranean inspired menu, gourmet coffee, cake and more than 15 varieties of Prosecco. The tapas and Mediterranean inspired menu features a variety of fresh made-to-order tapas dishes, gourmet burgers, breads, nibbles and pastas. The lunch menu includes a choice of pannis and ciabattas plus a wide selection of home-made cakes for a tasty afternoon treat. “The menu boasts Mediterranean flavours, just like they do it in Spain” says owner Tracie Henstock. “All breads come with a special hummus, aubergine and garlic dip and the tapas menu fits well with the style of the venue – we want customers to visit Caffé Leopold with friends and family and enjoy sharing dishes between them.” New to the menu are home-made chocolates and truffles including the special Prosecco Chocolates; plus ice-cream in some unusual flavours including apple crumble and spinach. The Prosecco menu features a selection of classic choices plus speciality Prosecco’s including a rose pink fizz, frozen raspberry or apple and elderflower flavour. “I wanted to create a special menu that wasn’t available anywhere else in Sheffield” adds Tracie. “It’s not just any place – it’s my place – a special extension of my home where I want people to come and relax. “The décor of Caffé Leopold is personal to me too – you’ll see a lot of ‘words on walls’ that have meaningful statements – it took me a long time to select the furnishings but everything I selected was from the heart. “We’ve had such a humbling response from customers so far – people travel from all over the country to visit us and we’ve had demand to open in Leeds and York. “For now we’ll be staying in Sheffield to focus on developing the menu and organising some in-house events.”
Caffé Leopold 1-3 Leopold Street Sheffield S1 2GY 0114 270 6566 Open Monday to Wednesday 8am4pm, Thursday to Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday 9am10pm.
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food A TASTE OF ITALY
What’s new for food?
Carluccios Italian restaurant is the latest venue to join a long line of eateries on Ecclesall Road. Founded by celebrity chef, Antonio Carluccio, the restaurant brings a taste of Italy to Sheffield offering fish, meat, pastas and salads. The man himself arrived in the city to join the launch celebrations in July, and was seen soaking up the sun on the outside terrace on Eccesall Road. The all-day city venue has seating for 88 people inside and ten outside. August 27 is a £15 evening tasting of wines for summer.
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N E W CO N C E P T BA R A N D KITC H E N Brought to you by the Rootstock Trading Company – founders of The Harley, now in its tenth year, and The Wick at Both Ends, now in its 5th year – we have high hopes for new concept bar and kitchen, Anchorage. The concept behind Anchorage is slightly complicated. The brand offering is split between two floors, Anchorage bar and deli (downstairs) and the East Coast Kitchen (upstairs). Downstairs will be more of a ‘vertical/social’ eating and drinking area, where you are expected to drink some cocktails/craft beer whilst sharing a platter of home cured meats/pickles. Upstairs will be a casual dining experience, where customers can order from the East Coast Kitchen menu. Mains will include fresh seafood, clams, Blue Crab, Brisket, Sausages, gourmet hot dogs and modern burgers. Anchorage will open its doors to the public August Bank Holiday weekend.
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Cake lovers – don’t panic! Your favourite cupcake shop will be back soon. Fancie, Ecclesall Road, is now under the ownership of Matt and Nina Bingham, owners of the successful Milestone and Wig and Pen gastropubs. In a blog post, former owner and queen of the cupcakes Amanda Perry said she had experienced plenty of ups and downs on her seven-year journey, after first baking cupcakes in her kitchen. “Matt and Nina will be using their passion, experience and expertise to grow Fancie as it deserves,” she said. “They had Fancie
cupcakes for their wedding four years ago and have been long and loyal friends to the business and to me personally throughout. “They were the only choice when it came to who could take the reins and continue Fancie in the spirit in which it was started, with the ethos of great food, great cakes and great people.” Your new look Fancie is coming soon! 259-361 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
ST R AI G H T TO THE P O IN T It’s the city’s new go-to destination. The Pointing Dog opened its doors on Ecclesall Road in May and is fast becoming one of Sheffield’s most highly sought-after venues. Housed in a Victorian building that was for 50 years the Polish ExServiceman’s Club, The Pointing Dog has retained the old membership policy which means you need to sign-up online or at the door – a rule which adds an air of exclusivity while saving the owners the hassle of changing the license. The £1.5m refurbishment of the venue was invested well. Bare plaster walls, graphic metalwork, factory and studio-style lighting and a mesh-clad bar reputed to be the largest in the city gives the venue a cool, New York City vibe. Complete with a spacious outdoor terrace, it’s the perfect city hotspot for a summer’s day.
516 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield 0114 266 0742
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The V intage Pantry
They’re possibly the prettiest menus we’ve ever seen! Hand-written in floral prints, they match the elegant venue perfectly. We place our order of tea-for-two and rest our feet in ‘cosy corner’. As we look around, we can’t take our eyes off the beautiful vintage furnishings. Founded by friends Anna Marples and Kate Searle, The Vintage Pantry opened its doors in May, offering home-cooked food and cakes. Located upstairs in the Sheffield Antiques Centre, it’s the ideal spot to combine a bite to eat with a shopping trip. “Everything on the menu is home-made – we want customers to feel like they’re sat in someone’s kitchen” says Kate, who’s aptly dressed in a hand-made floral pinny and pearls.
Vintage Pantry Beautiful cosy tea room in one of Sheffield’s leading antique centres
Breakfast is served daily until 12 noon, featuring bacon sandwiches, eggs three ways and breads; lunch is served until 3pm, featuring sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads; and afternoon tea is available until 4.15pm – a tiered stand of sandwiches, cakes and scones, served with a pot of tea – tea leaves of course.
The Vintage Pantry (Upstairs in the Sheffield Antiques Centre) 178-188 Broadfield Road • S8 OXL
Through the six week school summer holidays, take advantage of the two for £15 afternoon tea deal, or opt for splendid afternoon tea, served with Prosecco for £12.95pp.
Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-4pm Sunday 11am-4pm.
Fresh scones are baked every morning as well as two sponge cakes per day. “Our speciality is the lavender scone” adds Anna, whose memory is triggered at the thought and she dashes to the hot oven to take out a fresh batch. The smell of freshly baked treats hits you from the moment you walk in the room. “We also make plain, fruit, banana and sultana and two naughty but nice varieties – Mars and Snicker scones.” The main café area seats 25 diners plus an additional four of five on the retro sofas in cosy corner – a hotspot for knitters. Crochet Club is hosted at Vintage Pantry on the first Sunday of every month – there’s no charge, just turn up and knit whether you’re a novice or an expert. Most things you’ll see in the café are for sale – not just the edibles. Clare Bamford Cards are stocked in Vintage Pantry as well as Jo Malone candles by ‘My Vintage Sisters’. “We want to support other local businesses” says Kate. “All stock is Made in Sheffield. “We also offer ‘The seven teas of Sheffield’ – supplied by The Bird House Tea Company – a
family run business who blend their own brews here in the city. “And we have pick ‘n’ mix sweet jars coming soon – we want to stand out from our competitors and offer something a little bit different for all types of customers.” As we head to the till, our eyes and noses are drawn to the counter top which is filled with an array of tempting treats. We can’t resist buying a scone and marshmallow cupcake to take away with us. If you count your calories, you’ll be pleased to hear that the menu at Vintage Pantry will soon contain nutritional information so you can tot up the sins before you place your order. Special occasions are catered for at Vintage Pantry and outside catering is available including the hire of china. Nothing to celebrate just yet? Vintage Pantry is well worth a visit anyway – no need for an occasion.
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Marbella Chic visits Puerto Banús, Marbella – a celebrity hotspot in the Costa del Sol. Mixing with the rich and famous in the well renowned party town of Puerto Banús certainly gives you an insight to ‘how the other half live’. Puerto Banús attracts more than five million visitors each year. They come to enjoy the unique blend of year round sunshine, nightlife, designer shops and luxury yachts. Words: Jessica Fogarty
EAT AND DRINK TRAVEL Fly to Malaga airport from any Midlands airport for under £200 return. We found the best price with Ryanair from Leeds Bradford – £125pp. Take the train from Sheffield to Leeds city centre (40mins) then the airport bus from Leeds city centre to Leeds Bradford airport (30mins) - £17. The flight time is 2hrs 45mins. Once at Malaga airport you have various options to get to Puerto Banús – car rental (£58 p/week) / bus (8euros) / taxi (70 euros).
Puerto Banús is a food lover’s paradise. From Italian and Indian to traditional Spanish tapas bars — there’s menus for all tastes. Eating in the port can be expensive, but head to the hidden streets behind and prices will half.
WEATHER Puerto Banús is a haven for sun seekers who like to lounge in luxury. Summer temperatures will vary between 25°C and 35°C during the day and clear blue skies are virtually guaranteed.
Picasso’s is the busiest pizzeria in the Port — in summer you’ll see queues of expectant diners standing outside waiting for a spare table. Their plentiful portions and family friendly atmosphere make them a favourite with both locals and tourists.
Even in winter, temperatures in Puerto Banús can still reach 20°C throughout the day, but take a jacket for the evening breeze.
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The focal point of Puerto Banús is the marina — home to hundreds of yachts owned by the world’s wealthiest individuals. Behind the harbour you’ll be spoilt for choice on the streets lined with boutiques, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. One stretch is known as ‘The Golden Mile’, where the most expensive luxury boutiques are located. Be prepared for some hefty price tags in Lois Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, and Prada. In the heart of the Antonio Banderas Square you’ll find one of the largest El Corte Ingles department stores in Spain — a more budget friendly place to shop.
PARTY From beach-side day clubs to roof top champagne bars and sleek nightclubs — there’s plenty of places to choose from to party day and night. Marbella’s Ocean Club is one of Europe’s biggest beach clubs, attracting more than 25,000 visitors each year.
RELAX > Chill out through the day on one of Puerto Banús’ beautiful beaches. Pedros Beach is a laid back Caribbean style beach – visit the beach bar for fresh fish dishes, paellas and refreshing juices.
With its panoramic white washed profile and crystal clear infinity pool, it’s easy to see why it welcomes the best clientele from all over the world, who simply want ‘to be seen’ at Ocean Club
> Hop across the sandy road behind Pedro’s Beach and you’ll reach Sala Beach (formally Buddha Beach) — a boutique style location where you can hire out individual or double sun beds and indulge in a Zen massage.
Sisu Boutique plays host to weekly VIP pool parties where guests can lounge on the designer decking areas with leather pads, loungers, trendy seating whilst spraying champagne.
> Or for something a little more down to earth, keep walking to Mistral Beach. There’s a great atmosphere as visitors enjoy a sangria or two at the beach bar or try out the selection of water sports on offer.
And not for the faint hearted, TIBU nightclub is a sophisticated venue boasting stunning décor where you can dance the night away or soak up the atmosphere at your own private table.
FAMOUS FACES Are you good at celebrity spotting? You’ll be spoilt for choice if you head out near the marina at Puerto Banus. Watch out for royalty sailing in on their yachts; world famous actors dining in the sea front restaurants and musicians partying the night away in the bars and clubs.
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The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) are regulars on the island. The reality TV cast were there during June to film their Only Way Is Marbs series.
Words: Jessica F ogarty
Henderson’s arrives in Meadowhall Cafe Zest launches new dish celebrating Sheffield’s favourite sauce. Sheffield’s favourite condiment has arrived in Meadowhall Shopping Centre with the launch of a delicious new dish in Café Zest. The aptly named ‘Relish the Thought’, consists of pan roasted chicken breast in a creamy garlic and Henderson’s Relish sauce, served with rosemary roast potatoes and minted peas. And, all customers who purchase the dish will receive a free mini bottle of Henderson’s Relish (while stocks last). Julie Rymill, manager of Café Zest said: “We work with local suppliers and the décor of our restaurant celebrates all things Yorkshire, so working with Henderson’s Relish fits in great with our values.” Meadowhall marketing executive Caroline Jansaker added: “We all know that Hendo’s is well loved by the people of Sheffield - so it is wonderful news that it will be on offer in the centre in the form of this delicious new dish. “We are delighted that so many shoppers are taking time to refuel by popping along to Cafe Zest and treating their taste buds while celebrating this local institution. “Whether our shoppers are from Sheffield, Yorkshire or much further afield, they can now relish the taste of Henderson’s in centre!”
HEAD CHEF RECEIVES TOP HONOUR A head chef of a Sheffield restaurant has been awarded one of the restaurant industry’s highest accolades having been accepted as a member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain (MCGB), the professional association for chefs. It is an accolade shared by fewer than 300 culinary professionals throughout the UK. Sheffield born Joe Berry who heads up the team at Inox Dine, the new 100 cover restaurant situated on level five of the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union Building, joins an exclusive lineup of chefs previously awarded Master Chefs of Great Britain status. These include the most
notable head chefs, chef patrons and pastry chefs in the country such as celebrity chefs Brian Turner CBE, well known for his appearances on the BBC’s Ready, Steady Cook; Paul Gayler MBE, a regular on ITV’s This Morning, and Cyrus Todiwala OBE, a favourite on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Chefs are invited to join the association following recommendation by other Master Chefs and are seen to be leaders in their field, meeting stringent professional criteria in order to be accepted. Joe was presented with his award at the annual Skills for Chefs Conference gala dinner which took place at Inox Dine in July. “I’m so surprised and delighted to have been awarded Master Chefs Great Britain status. I had no idea and was blown away” said Joe. “To be presented with the accolade at the
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national Skills for Chefs conference, which we hosted at Inox Dine, in the company of nationally and internationally renowned chefs, and over 150 of the catering industry’s leading figures, is a memory that will stay with me forever. “I’m immensely proud and it’s also been a great motivator for the kitchen. I’ve got a great team and we work on ideas together to develop new and exciting dishes that showcase the excellent local suppliers in and around Sheffield. This prestigious status is a sign that we’re doing everything right, and is a reflection of the whole team. “I am motivated by the satisfaction and enjoyment I get from working in the kitchen so to be recognised in this way for something I love is just terrific. I enjoy keeping up to date with developing food styles, techniques and technology which is demonstrated in the end product on the plate. Congratulations have been pouring in, it’s such an honour.” Before becoming Head Chef at Inox Dine, Joe Berry was previously at Losehill House Hotel & Spa in Derbyshire and spent more than 12 years working in restaurants and cooking at the highest level in France, Switzerland and Canada. He returned to home turf to build a team of talented chefs aspiring to produce Rosette standard food. Since its launch in October 2013, Inox Dine has become established as an exciting new venue for casual dining, meetings and events. Forthcoming themed events in the restaurant include the Breakfast Club, a monthly earlymorning networking event which launches on 25 September; A Celebration of Truffles (17 October) hosted by expert mycologist Dr Paul Thomas; and a Murder Mystery Dinner (31 October). Visit www.inodxdine.co.uk/events for further information or call 0114 2226043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Icons Bars & Clubs brings you Sheffield’s Premium LGBT+ venue. The aim is to provide a safe comfortable environment for the LGBT+ community of Sheffield to either enjoy a few afternoon drinks, play pool, or dance the night away! Icons can be found located on West Street in the heart of the Sheffield nightlife! With two large rooms playing anything from chart and 80’s anthems to indie, rock and alternative hits, providing a variety of nights to cater for all! Coining the term ‘Straight Friendly’ Icons strives to be fully inclusive. Everyone is welcomed! An increase of footfall through the door every week and many returning customers demonstrates the popularity of the venue.
through to Saturday, daily cocktail offers and discounted drinks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. So next time you find yourself in Sheffield why not pop along to Icons for a tipple of your favourite beverage along with a friendly comfortable atmosphere. You’ll be welcomed with open arms! Check out the Icons Facebook page, Twitter, and website for the latest updates, drinks offers and ‘What’s On! guide! Facebook.com/ICONSSheffieldpage Twitter.com/ICONSSheffield www.iconssheffield.co.uk
Icons sprung onto the Sheffield gay scene on 21st September 2014. With what can only be described as an amazing grand opening it was welcomed onto the scene with open arms. The fantastic comments received complementing the decor, pleasantness of the staff, and quality of drinks, made the labours of love required to open in time more than worthwhile! Icons is the brainchild of Daniel Richardson (Managing Director). The idea came from a conversation with his previous employer regarding the gay scene (or rather lack of) within Sheffield. Once the idea was formed, and the business plan laid out Daniel set about the task of employing staff. His first port of call was two close friends, Kyle and Nik. With tremendous effort of the three friends combined, it was only a matter of weeks before the drinks range was decided, the staff were employed and the bar was decorated. Icons really spoils you for choice when it comes to the drinks selection. With over 70 different spirits to choose from (including a super-premium range) you are certain to find a drink that really tickles your fancy! Icons also boasts Sheffield’s largest vodka selection with over 40 to take your pick from! Catering for all wallets, Icons provides ‘Happy Hours’ 4pm until 7pm Monday
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Tell us what’s on
Here at Chic we care about you - the people of Sheffield! We want to know your opinion on important issues such as where to spend this summer in the city. These things matter because you matter! The Chic team took to the streets to find out more…
Makyla Munroe, 28, Promotions Worker
At work probably! Summer is nice in Sheffield because there’s lots of parks like the Peace Gardens and Botanical Gardens, so I’ll probably be sat in those.
Austin Sherman, 24, DJ
Natalie McCreesh, 32, University Psychology Researcher
HOW WILL YOU BE SPENDING THIS SUMMER?
Tramlines, work and hopefully, move here! Find somewhere to live. So not lots of plans.
Rob Graham, 24, Coffee Barrister
Moving house. In terms of fun, I’m really broke, so lying around in parks and going to local festivals. - 50 -
Nothing in Sheffield. I’m going to Ibiza in a couple of weeks. I’ve spent too many summers in Sheffield over the years with no money so I’ve decided to go away this year.
I’ll probably just be working to be honest. I’ve only just moved here so probably a lot of family stuff, days out, stuff like that.
I’m not going to be here in the summer. I’ll be in Malaysia.
Awal Yusoff, 33, Shop Manager
Helen Stokes, 28, Translator/Tour Director
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Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI
>> If you really like driving then a roadster is the sort of car you probably desire – unless there’s one in your garage already. There’s something intoxicating about two-up, open-top motoring. Traditionally, these cars are powered with petrol. But Mercedes-Benz has gone one further with its SLK 250 CDI Roadster and fitted a diesel engine into it. While oil-burning drop-tops have been a premium manufacturer product for a few years now, this is the first two-seat, rear-drive convertible that runs on the stuff. The 204 bhp four-cylinder lump puts the Mercedes-Benz at the top of its class in several respects. With an average fuel consumption of 56.5 mpg it’s the most economical roadster in its sector. The frugal fuel drinking makes the SLK 250 CDI a car with superior long-distance qualities. It is for example quite possible to drive from the North Sea in the UK to a beach on the Mediterranean non-stop. Supportive sports seats, a decent suspension setup and the largest luggage capacity in this car category also do their bit to create the right conditions. I drove the 250 CDI AMG Sport model. Thanks to bags of low down shove and a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds. This means the car has another feather in its cap: it’s the most powerful diesel model in its class. The result is dramatic driving enjoyment both on twisty country roads and motorway stretches. As it shares the same genes as other members of the SLK family, the 250 CDI combines its alert acceleration with stylish comfort, a stunning sports car design and day-to-day suitability.
By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist Follow Tim on Twitter: @carwriteups www.carwriteups.co.uk
The SLK 250 CDI is available with a choice of three versions of the German motormanufacturer’s famous vario-roof – one of them the panoramic vario-roof with Magic Sky Control. This glass top can be changed from dark to transparent at the touch of a button. It’s clever stuff – especially if the weather means you can’t drop the roof but you still want to feel natural light flooding into the cabin. There are also three suspension versions available: a conventional steel suspension, a sports suspension with a stiffer spring and damper setup or a suspension with an electronically controlled, automatic damping system. The latter is part of the Dynamic Handling package, which also includes the Direct-Steer system and the Torque Vectoring Brake developed by Mercedes-Benz for particularly responsive and predictable handling characteristics. The SLK 250 CDI went on sale in 2012, yet it still looks like it’s just rolled out of the Mercedes-Benz design studios. Externally it’s no different in appearance from the petrol models. It even retains the twin exhaust system, and therefore has the same electrifying look for which all the SLK models are known. To be honest, there are so few areas for criticism. The motor is what it is: a two-seater sports car, so there’s little point moaning about lack of space for the dog and kids. Sure, I can see some petrol-purists turning their nose up at a diesel offering, but with the SLK 250 CDI’s pulling power and economy, it’s obvious why it’s such a good choice – even if you do need over £35,000 to afford a brand new one.
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Stress Management Training
Modern day living is by definition full of stressful situations. Our journey through life takes us along many paths, bringing us many challenges. Often we move through these challenges, growing along the way. Then there may be challenges that prove to difficult, too great to go it alone. Come along for an informal, confidential chat and lets discover solutions.
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Moonlight was founded in Sheffield by Khalid Moon in 2012. Initially specializing in photography, the business has expanded to bridge a gap in the industry – catering for the Asian wedding cinematography market. Moonlight was the first cinematography company to work in the niche Asian market in Sheffield with clients now as far as Norway and New York. Every wedding is seen as unique; the team liaise with you to get key information to create the product you envisioned. They understand that each and every couple has different views and ideas. Therefore they make their films individual and tailored to their customers taste using their input, ideas and music choice which allows them to deliver the vision that their client possess’. They don’t just film your wedding celebrations, they create a cinematic film using top of the range filming equipment and precision editing techniques. They create films that are modern yet reflect Asian traditions. Khalid and his team take great pride in the service they deliver and product they create. Their videos are edited to the same professional standards as something you might see on the big screen. The team whole-heartedly dedicate themselves to capture the best possible moments of your life. “To Moonlight it’s not just about capturing the moment it’s about capturing the ambiance” says Khalid. “We want clients to want and feel like they’re getting an unrivalled product. “We’re constantly developing our skills and equipment to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry. “We will soon be investing in cinema red cameras – the same equipment used to produce Hollywood movies.” A new branch has just opened in Bradford under the sister company name of Vi-Vah and the latest addition to join the team is award winning supermodel and creative direction Zaf Shabir. This is a multi-talented team, all of whom specialize in different sectors, bringing all these skills in to one team will guarantee you the best possible results you expect. Get in touch for high class photography and videography. Email: Khalid.firstname.lastname@example.org. Moonlight Staniforth Road Sheffield
Asian wedding fair 2015 The annual Asian Wedding Fair returns to Magna on February 8, 2015. Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend the event, organised by Chandni Wedding Services in collaboration with Moonlight. me.uk. Male supermodel, Zaf Shabir will be the creative director of the runway fashion show; a celebrity make-up artist who’s previously worked with high profile names will be making an appearance; plus more entertainment and special guests are to be announced soon. This is your opportunity to be part of an extravaganza where all services for Asian Weddings will be under one roof. It’s an event not to be missed. Put the date in your diary. Are you an exhibitor? Visit www.asianweddingfair.com to find out more.
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Get a load a Geo Chic meets Sheffield illustrator, George Law You may recognise his work before the man himself. George Law is the name behind the illustrative artwork which has taken over the streets of Sheffield. Originally from Huddersfield, George (29) moved to Sheffield aged three. In the past decade he’s quickly built a name for himself in the industry as one of the most talented and highly regarded free-hand illustrators in the city. How would you describe your style of work? Fast doodling based on things I’m interested in. My work incorporates comic book illustrations, Japanese and Far Eastern art. My line style is what I’m particular about – it’s what I’m known for. When did your hobby become a career? I studied graphic design at Nottingham Trent University and I continued to do my own illustrative artwork during this time. Soon after I held my first show at The Forum in Sheffield and people started taking an interest in my work. What was your first paid-for piece of work? My first commissioned job was at The Common Room in Sheffield then at Hair Kandi. Word spread from there.
How has the business expanded? Initially my work was only seen in Sheffield but now most of my jobs come is further afield. Some of my most recent clients have been big industry names – Microsoft, Facebook and eOne entertainment. I’m also signed to an agency now and I’m teaching at Sheffield Hallam University. A lot of artists head to London. Why did you decide to stay in Sheffield? I work in London a lot but house prices are stupid down there. There weren’t too many artists in Sheffield when I started four years ago so I was lucky to get a lot of exposure from a lot of local businesses for my unique style. Now there is so much more competition not only in Sheffield but all over the world. I think Sheffield will always be home. Is it weird seeing your artwork all over Sheffield? It was at first, definitely. I’m starting to take over other cities now. Who or what inspires you? I look up to a lot of artists. Kid Acne from Sheffield is definitely an icon. I also take inspiration from Asian art and I read a lot of comic books. Do you have a favourite piece of work? My most recent piece is always my favourite. Did you ever consider another career? At one stage I was considering a career as a criminologist; my
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mum wanted me to be a lawyer and my dad wanted me to be a doctor. I couldn’t imagine doing any of those now. What’s an average day for you? I work nine til five as often as I can. Because I’m my own boss and I have no-one to tell me what to do, so I need to be disciplined. I usually find I’m at my most creative at 6pm though so I’ll often work late. Is your house full of your own work? It definitely isn’t. I get fed up of seeing my own work so my house is full of work by other people. What materials do you use? I just use pen – point marker pens – they’re fast and smooth. I’ve had to adapt my technique over the years though. I used to draw with my hands but now I put the pressure on my arms – it can get painful. Have you ever gone wrong? There’s no rubbing-out a marker pen, is there? Thankfully, I’ve never gone majorly wrong. If I make a minor mistake, I just make the line a bit thicker or use my imagination to create something different to cover it up. The only time I’ve made a mistake is through spelling. In my defence I’m an artist not a writer. Luckily the background of the wall was white so I had to paint over it and start again. What’s next for you? I’m constantly learning and developing what I do. I have some shows coming up at S1 art space. This is where my studio is based. The gallery is open from now until the end of August. I also have my own solo show coming up in Leeds.
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treatment was in excess of six hours and to be honest, today’s customer is just too busy to sit through a treatment that long. “Intense Pulse light lasers were then introduced which, although less painful, were often found to be simply less effective. “We watched as the technology changed and have decided to bring the Soprano Xli diode laser machine into our business now as we have researched laser hair removal systems for a long time and feel that it is the best available in the world today. “Clients come to us for a number of reasons. Excess hair can be caused by ethnic heritage or even hormonal problems such as polycystic ovaries or a hormone secreting tumour. “Many ladies and men are much more body conscious and being hair free is often seen as a sign of beauty. Still, however, in many circles, it is still not discussed. “You would be amazed at how many enquiries we have for the male genital area to be treated. So yes, laser hair removal is definitely a big part of our business!” I asked Juliet what prompted her and her business partners, Charmaine Hearn and Emma Idowu, to choose the Soprano laser over a much
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FILM OF THE MONTH RELEASED 12TH SEPTEMBER Branded as Bollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first creature feature movie, Creature 3D is a big budget horror sci-fi flick that promises to deliver big on special effects and monstergoodness. As of yet, the plot is being kept well under wraps, but we do know that the Vikram Bhatt directed flick will star Bipasha Basu and debutant Imran Abbas Kappoor in leading roles.
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Dilip Sood’s new horror film, Bhaangarh, is set to scare the pants off of audiences across the globe. Loosely inspired by the legend of Bhangarh fort being haunted, the story follows six friends who decide to enter the fort despite warnings that entry before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Creepy goings on are guaranteed!
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This tasty looking rom-com from director Habib Faisal follows unlucky in love shoe-saleswoman Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) who is sick of dating boring, dowry-seeking men. This all changes when she meets the very charming Lucknawi cook, Tariq “Taru” Haidar. This is a tale that shows that opposites truly do attract.
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Ahmad Hussain How would you describe your new album, My Beloved? I dedicated this album to my Beloved mother after she was sadly diagnosed with cancer early last year. The album consists of 13 Nasheeds (songs) that have been performed in Urdu, Arabic and English. The production of this album has involved many producers and master musicians from around the world, performing classical instruments such as the santoor, kemenche and Oudh, which has created a rich blend and fusion of modern and traditional instruments. The main focus of this album is on the lyrics, which are spiritually uplifting and thought provoking. I have personally wrote many of the songs on this album. What has the public reaction been so far? I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the wonderful response and reaction I have received from my fans and supporters from all corners of the world. I have been inundated with messages of support and appreciation for the album and cannot express enough thanks and gratitude to God Almighty for this. You’ve endured many life challenges including the sudden death of your sister 12 years ago and more recently your mother who was diagnosed with cancer. Does music help you deal with these situations?
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I was living a dream 12 years ago; I was at a crucial stage in my life where I had been offered many opportunities which would have been the launch pad for a very successful career in the mainstream music industry. However, I was met with a life changing event, I lost my 28 year old sister Shazia, who suddenly collapsed and passed away whilst participating in a sporting activity. This was the turning point in my life and I decided to leave the mainstream music scene and found this genre of spiritual music that would allow me to connect with people and to promote positive messages. My life experiences and feelings are prominent in my works and I feel that people can relate to this as they may have been affected by similar situations, my songs give people a sense of hope and optimism. You filmed the ‘My Beloved’ video in Gary Barlow’s home – how and why did you chose this venue? I have been fortunate in the sense that I have met and worked alongside some of the finest producers in the mainstream industry, many of these have worked with artists such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and Gary Barlow to name a few. When we were deciding on the location to shoot the music video, I was advised by my location manager that Gary Barlow’s manor home in Cheshire would be the ideal setting. You’ve also filmed a video in the Merzouga desert – that must have been an unforgettable experience?
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come, the video we filmed ‘Ya Taiba’ is a traditional Arabic song that also portrays a caravan travelling on a pilgrimage to the blessed city of Medina in Arabia. When did you first discover an interest in music? As a child I always showed an interest in instruments, I recall having my own keyboard at the age of five and at school I was always
working with my production team on some surprises that I will be sharing in the near future. You travel the world with your music - where has been the best place you’ve performed? I have been blessed with the opportunity to perform my songs in all continents of the world, I was recently in the USA where I performed at the annual ICNA convention which attracted over 20,000 people, and I also recently performed at the Excel Arena for the Global Peace and Unity event. I would say that Turkey and South Africa are countries where I have had memorable experiences and have met some wonderful people, I love people, and I get my energy and inspiration for my music from people. Will Sheffield always be your home? I spend a lot of time abroad performing and producing, but Sheffield has a special place in my heart, I grew up here and its where my family and friends live, I have considered moving abroad and may in the future, but until then, Sheffield is my home. Did you take some time off during Ramadan? Ramadan was a special month that I had been anticipating for a long time; the time of the year which allows me time to reflect and to spend time with my family. I had no international commitments during this month, but I did perform for many charitable projects to help raise funds for the poor and needy. I was honoured with the opportunity to be part of the Ilm Fast tour 2014, which travelledw up and down the UK with some renowned speakers, helping the less fortunate. What’s next for you? I have a very busy year ahead God willing, I will be travelling to many other countries to launch my album, I also have events planned in South Africa and my management are in the planning stages of a tour in the Middle East.
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Just like any other 90s child, I would say that Michael Jackson was a singer who really inspired my love for music, but I also had many other musical influences in my life including Sufi singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Sabri brothers.
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I will also be releasing some music videos from my new album, one of which was recently filmed in New York. I am also working on some new material, so watch this space for updates. The phase I am in now is more about bringing people together. I have started a new chapter in my Nasheed career. I did not intend making music just for a particular group. My Nasheeds are for everyone. So I hope to diversify more and explore different areas.
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CONTENTS Welcome. We love shouting about Sheffield success stories and this issue we’ve got yet another strong line-up.
Following the release of his new album, we caught up with Ahmad Hussain, Sheffield born and internationally renowned Nasheed singer and song-writer. We interviewed Sheffield artist George Law, who’s taking over the city’s streets with his unique illustrations. And we put the spotlight on Sheffield businessman, Khalid Moon, who is expanding his cinematography empire, rivalling Hollywood producers. We’ve also got all of your regular favourite features including the What’s on? guide, food reviews, health news and Bollywood film previews.
10 Ahmad Hussain Meet the internationally renowned Nasheed singer and song-writer. 14 Food Chikoo’s new menu launch and Mumbai food review. 20 Bollywood Check out what’s coming up for release for this month and next.
23 Health We visit skin care clinic Medispa S10 for permanent hair removal advice 26 Art Illustrator George Law takes over Sheffield’s streets 30 News Moonlight Asian wedding cinematography and upcoming Asian Wedding Fair
06 What’s On? Asian Chic has your social calendar, sorted!
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