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walls with ketchuP.. TOP pop band, St Etienne, have left Registry officials fuming after the group vandalised two kitchens in showpiece UEA accommodation.

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CITY venue The Waterfront is to remain open for at least the next six months and will continue to expand its activities, writes Niall Hampton. For despite an inquorate EGM last week when its future was due to be debated by students, the Union will continue managing the venue. And it is hoped that in the next six months, The Waterfront will stage events linked to the ' Norwich 800' festival and vary its programme to include

activities such as dance workshops, dramatic performances, and a gay club night. Said Communications Officer Jacqui Mackay, " It was a shame that the meeting wasn't quorate because we felt that it was important that we could present the facts and figures concerning the last four months of The Waterfront to students. "They could then decide whether they believed the operation of the venue was viable or not." But she added, "Because the meeting didn't take place, then our

policy passed at two previous EGMs still stands - the Union is to manage the venue permanently if viable." Since February, The Waterfront has been running at an operating profit. • The Union took over running The Waterfront last December in co-operation with Norwich City Council. Since then, they claim that 20,000 people have been able to see more than 50 local and national bands and over 40 top DJs at the venue.

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The chart stormers left cleaners and maintenance staff working overtime to prepare top-notch Constable Terrace for students ' return, after they stayed there when playing The Waterfront at the end of last term . St Etienne's antics included: •Squirting tomato ketchup 'graffiti' all over kitchen work surfaces and walls, •Strewing spaghetti over the floor, • Wrenching lockers open to steal students' food, and leaving the doors hanging off their hinges, • Baking coffee on to trays under the grill. Conference Services Manager Joanne Grifliths blasted the group for their behaviour, describing their actions as 'extremely unpleasant and very messy.' But St Etienne's manager Martin Kelly explained what he considered to be the problem. "The band were led to believe that they were staying in a hotel but when they got back to the University they were staying in a hall of residence. "The band are used to staying in four or five star hotels and are used to ordering food and having food brought to them. I think they felt that it was a bit like a prison cell... but I suppose that ' s rock 'n' roll."

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However, according to Concrete's contacts at weekly music paper, the NME, this was not an isolated incident. For they allege the band were also involved in drunken incidents at Cardiff and London, including 'limbo dancing' and 'full-frontal" photographs! Joanne Grifliths says the band 's management have since "telephoned to apologise for the vandalism and mess that the group made duri ng their stay at the University." She added: "They have agreed to pay for the damage caused."

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First ever Grad Ball announced for June THE first-ever graduation ball for UEA students will take place this June. The event, to be held at St Andrews Hall in Norwich, has been organised by four students who felt that this year's graduates deserved a bigger send off from the university. Said one ofthe organisers, Cathy Davis, "We started it up because basically graduation is a bit of a let down." With the actual graduation ceremony being held in the Sports Centre, it is hoped that the ball will provide some of the missing glamour to the conclusion of three or four years' hard work studying for a degree course. Cathy would also like to see the ball become an annual event, with other students taking over its running from next year. "One of our aims is to see it carry on," she said. And the inaugural Graduation Ball will be held on Friday June 24, consisting of a 5 course meal including wine, a selection of live bands and dancing. Several bars, including a 'novelty' bar, will also feature- as well as a photographer to take pictures of what promises to be a memorable occasion . •Tickets, costing £25, will be on sale from April27 (today).

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Initiative will boost cam~g~ ~Y.S Communications Officer ---By--Julie Cunliffe FACED with ever-increasing levels of student hardship, the Union are to conduct a debt survey.

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QUEEN TO MAKE CAMPUS VISIT THE QUEEN will be making a visit to UEA next month- the third royal trip to the tampus this year. For her highness is due to open the showpiece OPT building on May 25, designed for students of occupational therapy and health care. And rumours have been circulating ofa ploy by UEA officials to prevent students from meeting the monarch.But these were dethroned by security chief, Maurice

Morson, who went on to describe them as "astonishing". "The public will obviously want to come and see her. It's been in the press and it's no secret she's coming", he said. "Students will be treated much the same as the public. If they want to stand there and wave or sing 'Rule Brittania' then they've as much right to do so as anyone else." Yet when questioned, students were fairly unimpressed at the

chance to see the Queen on campus. · Said one student, "I don't think the Queen matters anyway. What has she done for me lately?" Added another, "She's a waste of time and money", whilst a second-year mused, "It's a nice idea to have a monarchy, but it just doesn't work any more."

Additional reporting by Mark Austin, Debbie Hook and Rhian Davies.

It aims to reach one in four students- through internal distribution and financial incentives offered to fill it in - enabling the Union to assess the true extent of the debts facing its members. Said Union Communications Officer Jacqui Mackay, "The survey will give strength to the fight in the campaign against grant cuts. "It will provide the Union with real figures to put to the Government, who claim students have never been better off." Jacqui hopes the exercise will force the Government to take notice and face up to the reality of the hardship that today's students suffer. With grant levels falling, increasing numbers of students are taking out student loans made available by the Government. And some are being forced to borrow from family and friends,

thus adding to an already dire situation. Of further significance is that the current academic year marks the first time that students have been eligible to take up student loans for the duration of their courses. But UEA students faced further disadvantages through the effect of semesterisation, with the start of the Christmas vacation falling on December 23. This limited work opportunities, when demand is highest in the two weeks prior to Christmas, and incomes duly suffered. Such factors combined to show the accumulative debt levels ofUEA students to be around £14 million when measured on the Union's debtometer in January. •The much-vaunted NUS demonstration against student hardship has finally been called. And the march - to take place on May 4- will begin at ULU in central London, culminating with a rally in Kennington Park. Said Union Communications Officer Jacqui Mackay, "We will be sending down coaches doWll students and will start ~PIIi~o.i.l this week."

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Tragic death of UEA student JASON Williams, a Chemistry Postgrad, was found dead in his house In the city during the Easter break. Jason obtained a first class honoursdegreeatuEA in 1991 and was awarded a university prize for outstanding performance in physical chemistry. He was a very talented scientist and also a keen sportsman. Dean of Students, Or Matheson, said thatJason will be greatly missed by all of his colleagues and friends in university, many of whom attended his funeral at Klngsthorpe, Northampton on Tuesday April12. •At an Inquest Into Jason's death, Coroner James Hipwell said that Mr Williams suffocated due to solvent abuse.

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STUDENTS who worked on local farms last summer have won their legal battle against the gangmaster who neglected to pay them. Bowthorpe fanner Dick Sieley has been ordered by a tribunal hearing to reimburse five students- four from UEA - the £400 that he owes them for their work. They turned up at 5.30 am to be bussed to various farms in East Anglia where they picked strawberries, vegetables and weeded fields for two months. But when they received no wages, they had to pursue Mr Sieley for two months to be paid, eventually turning to the Citizen's Advice Bureau to ask for help. EAS fmalist Will Bird told how the students thought Mr Sieley a sincere emplyer, but added that he declined to pay up, making excuses

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SlleOeJ keeps stilliJ11 tbem up FRESHER Shelley Hill caused quite a stir with a letter she sent to Concrete last November. For now, six months later, students are still writing to us about it, to take issue with Shelley's opinions. And the latest letter of contention - all the way from Bangla• is printed in full on page

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One PhD subject has recently caused sniggers at an awards ceremony in London ... the title was 'The rheological and sensory properties oflemon pie filling '.

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Victoria Wood has received an honourary degreefrom Sunderland University... on the grounds that she is "from the North and famous".

RECORDING company Beatwax are combing the UK for new musical talent and have targeted university bands in their search. For the label are releasing their first single in Britain soon and have launched an Artist Search, with the winner recieving free demo time. The music can be of any description, but according to their press office, "has to be excellent."

I about personal problems and how he was changing his bank account. "We pursued him for money for several weeks and spent a fortune on phone calls, all to no avail", he said. Heeventuallypaid up only £6and then gave them a cheque which bounced. The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) wrote to Mr Sieley after the

tribunal ruling, requesting the students be re-imbursed for their lahours. But if he refuses to do so, then they will have to take the case to the County Court - at a cost of £60. Norwich CAB member Jacqueline Middleton represented the five students at the tribunal. "It's hard to stop this happening but if the workforce go into it with their eyes open perhaps the gangmasters may be more wary", she said.

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UEA•s UNION SLAMS CONFERENCE HECKLERS UNION Communications Officer Jacqui Mackay has slammed the behaviour of two UEA students w ho wreaked havoc at the NUS Conference a fortnight - - - - B y -- --, ago. She described their con Jo Stubbington duct as " absolutely disgusting and incredibly embarrassing." disabled student. Visibl y enraged Jacqui told how Said Jacqui, " It was a pathetic SWSS members Jacqui Freeman attempt by students who believe in and Esther Jillet were amongst a revlutionary politics to undermine group of fifty individuals who and discredit students. brought proceedings to a standstill "I can't put into words how angry at the Blackpool conference. we all were at this despicable and The protesters included members disgusting behaviour. of the Revolutionary Communist She added, "The fact that these Party and Social ist Worker Party. individuals went and represented They heckled speakers from students in this way was appalling Stonewall and the ANC- verbally and I would hope never to see a and physically abusing staff and repeat of this behaviour." delegates alike. But Jacqui Freeman and Esther They also caused damage totalJillett dec lined to comment at the ling£ I ,000 to the wheelchair ofone time of going to press.

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The semi-finalists have to cover a sporting event of their choice, and their submitted articles will be judged at the end of the month. Katharine, who hopes to go into sports journalism when she graduates from UEA, said, " It's incredible. I'm completely over the moon, and I can 't quite believe it yet.

INTER-RAIL will be introducing new zone passes for all prospective trave llers this summer, writes Caroline Jenkinson. And tri ps to Rome, Istanbul , Athens, Corfu and back again can be made without having to pay for an unecessary trai n ride to Lisbon. This makes them ideal for anyone who wants to concentrate on exploring a particular region or just a few countries, but who doesn ' t want to miss out on the freedom and nex-

ibility of an Inter-Rail pass. Prices for the new pass range fro m £ 179 for travel in any one zone -valid for IS days - to £249, giv ing the option of visiting 26 countries across Europe for up to a month. linter-Rail passes are available from selected BR stations International Appointed Agents. Further information is available from the International Rail Centre, Victoria Station, London. Tel : (07 1) 834 23 45.

After losing a game of chess, a London s tudent was forced to pay afo rfe it-so he stood in a wheely bin for ten hours.

Students got an unexpected boost in Cardiff. when there was a mistake in filling the Nat West cash machine - they were delighted to receive £20 notes instead of £10 ones!

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----By---.., Niall Hampton DESPITE recent upheavals in the Law Society, a Law Ball will be staged in June. For fears that the yearl y event would no take place were fuelled by the uncertainty over the Society's committee elections. These were decided in March after intervention from the Student Union. Said Law Society Treasurer Wayne Spencer, "Contrary to rumours nying around the university, there will actua ll y be a Law Ball thi s year. "The Law Society committee is almost at the fin al stages of organisation, and promises this year's ball

to be the best yet." And this year's event, to be held on Saturday June 11 at Earlham Hall, will include the following attractions: D Cocktai l raffie D Three late bars D Tarot readers D Casino 0 Laserq uest D Rodeo Bull D String quartet and jazz band 0 Champagne Breakfast Doors open for dinner entrance at 6 pm and at 9.30 pm for after dinner guests. • Tickets for the Midsummer Law Ball wi ll be on sale at Earl ham Hall from Wednesday May 4, priced £32 dinner(£36 non-members) and £22 after- dinner (£26 non members).


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THE mention of driving around Europe in a bus may well bring to mind Cliff Richard's film 'Summer Holiday' and conjure up all sorts of exotic images. And the dream can become a reality for ten UEA students this summer, as formerbusdriverGinge Kay (SWK I) has bought a doubledecker bus and is looking for fellow passengers for his Eurq journey. Not only has the theme ofthe trip got connections to the film world, but Ginge's bus itselfhas made appearances onfilmand TV in its time, most notably in hit comedy 'Minder'.

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Originally looking for a British Rail canteen wagon, Ginge knew that he "just had to have it" when he saw his bus for sale in Diss. "It's exactly the same as the one I learnt to drive on", he said. It will be repainted and refurbished before the trip- becoming transformed into a functional living space for its passengers. Ginge says he is keen for anyone to come as long as they are interesting people.

"I don't want any whingers, bores or moaners", he added. He plans to leave in July after the Glastonbury festival and return in August in time for Reading, which translates into five to six weeks travelling. The exact details will be finalised between everyone interested, but Ginge says he would like to visit Eastern Europe if possible. The sole expense of the trip will be towards fuel costs, food being at each person's discretion. "The basic aim", says Ginge, "isjustten or eleven people going out to have a good time."

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Betistel you1 bikes says secu1it}' boss CAMPUS security chiefMaurice Morson has appealed for students to take more advantage ofthe Cycle Coding Scheme. For, to date, 18 bikes have been stolen from campus in 1994, making itthe most prevalent crime at UEA. And the yearly figure could be as high as 100. "There's still apathy from students towards the Cycle Coding Scheme. We need help to help them" , said Mr Morson . "lt's completely free, it's paid for, and we put all the details on a computer. lt doesn't guarantee your cycle won't get stolen but it makes it more reassuring for the owner." When asked aboutthe levels of cycle theft at UEA, he added, "The only good thing is thatthe figures show a decrease over time, but cycle crime is prevalent and it's rising elsewhere." Mr Morson also had a tip for students who leave their bikes on campus. "We would encourage increased use of D locks rather than cable locks, as bolt cutters need to be used to cut through them, and they're conspicuous because they're hard to conceal", he said.

Access to comP.uting centre is imP.roved Report by J ulie Drewitt COMPUTIN G f acilities for wheelchair users have been boosted with the provision of a PC offering improved access. Situated in the Computing Centre 's (CPC) IT area close to the undergraduate help desk, it offers access to the full range of facilities. CPC Director Mr Paddy Anstey explained that the priority use PC was fitted with special teaching area software, enablingwheelchairusing students to participate in supervised sessions. "Things could be better but this will mean wheelchair users can take part in teaching sessions. " We thought we ' d better provide facilities before we were asked", he said. Access to the area for wheelchair users is reasonable, although some doorways are quite narrow - especially the roadway level entrance to the building itself. But disabled students can call for help as a bell is provided.

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School /Jo1ed! APRIL 29 is the deadline fo r nominations for the School Board elections - taking place on May I 0-17. All students have been mailed about the elections in an effort to raise awareness of the important role of the school boards.

Non~~sa/J/J poll Nominations open for the non-sabbatical elections on May 4 and wi ll be accepted up until May 11. The elections are to be held on May 18, but in a break with tradition are to be held on a Wednesday rather than a Thursday this year. This is due to the effects of semesteri sation.

When asked about specific help for students with special needs to use computing equipment and advice on access to software and hardware helpful to their particular needs, Mr Anstey said, "Each case of different. Whenever we are asked we can look into what is available." He added that another reason for providing the priority PC was that the CPC's PC teaching area is upstairs and inaccessible to wheelchairs. There is at present no particular person at U EA responsible for computing requirements for students with special needs, but Mr Anstey said the creation of such a post would be a positive move. He is also keen to hear suggestions from students as to how computing requirements could be further improved. Said Union Welfare Officer Shelley Wright, "The Union comes the initiative, and is the University are becoming aware of students with disabilities, but there is still much more to be done."

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The final take. .. Phil's giving it up

MOVIE fans at UEA may never have known him by name, but Union Film Club projectionist Phi lip Denton is shortly to hang up his reels for the last time, writes Lola Abayomi. And June 14 will mark the end of an era, as Phi!, now in the final year of his PhD, moves on to other things. From his humble days as an undergraduate at Fifers Lane in autumn 1988, Phi! began showing

films in the infamous K Block. Six years on, he has fond memories of his time in the projection room, although the odd technical hitch has been known to happen. "The worst thing that could happen is that a bulb bursts or the film ·splits", he recalls, ''In one showing ofHowards End, two bulbs popped and there was a loss of power during a vital scene." But before Phi! takes that final curtain, he hopes to end his projec-

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tion days with a great finale, and it is rumoured that an open-air movie wiJl be shown in The Square during the summer term. And hopefully this won 't end with a pop. •The post of Union Film Club projectionist requires some training, but for those committed and interested, Nick Rayns or Paul ·Ingleby in the Ents Office upstairs in UnionHousewouldliketohear from you.

THE Union launched its Environment Week on Monday featuring a variety of events from buskers to boycotts, writes Claire McDonald. Intended to increase awareness about environmental issues and to perhaps make a few changes within the University, the programme of events incl udes information stalls and promotional T -Shirts. Said Union Environment Officer Damon Roddis, "lt'sa wide ranging series of events to heighten awareness ofenvironmental issues both on campus and further afield." A number of events have already taken place, including a ' die-in' at Lloyds and Midland banks, and tomorrow(Thursday) an EGMwillbe

Damon Roddis held at I pm to debate ways to improve recycling facilities . A talk on hemp has also been arranged for Friday (April29), with a Ceil Fifers featuring The Bubble chine in the evening. s,. ,, ,rr(,. ,r'F\,.~ been designated an outdoors day, concluding with a pic nic on the Broad at 3pm.

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Graduate Survey -Your Opinions Count All the post-graduates at UEA should have received a graduate survey to complete. This was created by the Registry but it has the full support of the Graduate Students Association. Basically, if enough graduates fill in the form many of the services currently offered to post-grads can be improved, difficulties can be examined and hopefully, new practical ideas could be implemented. The survey thus has great potential to give infer-

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PRESENT EXEC MAKE SABB DREAM TEAM! LAST tenn's sabbatical elections saw 1,400 students vote for their dream team for 1994-5. Communications Officer-elect Polly Knewstub was delighted to be elected By - - - - . and hopes to build on what the un.ion already do~s and Caroline A diem ... and Jaz Ihenacho make it more accessible to he said. students. in dealing with the CCS. And Welfare Officer-elect, "I'm also pleased with the He added, "I hope that the Jaz lhenacho, claimed she team that was elected, and I believe that they were the best University will start listening was overjoyed and surprised candidates for the positions", to students on academic is- at the result. sues." She added, "I've wanted to she said. John Holmes, elected to the be involved in student welNext year's Academic Officer, Daniel Owen, hopes that post of Finance Officer, spoke fare ever since I first became UEA would see that students of being "chuffed to bits" at involved in the Union as Antiexpect constructive solutions being elected. Racism Officer and saw what "I think I can do a good job", the Advice Unit did." problems, particularly

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mation that would lay the groundwork for change. With the increase in the number of post-graduates planned for future years at UEA, improved graduate services is obviously extremely important. So, HAND IN YOUR COMPLETED SURVEYS PLEASE! You could also win one of the six prizes on offer. The Graduate Students' Club has put up a prize of ·25 worth of the alcohol of your choice so fill in the form and you could be lucky.

After the success of the German evening last semester we would like to run a series of evenings celebrating the food and drink of different countries. As so many of the members of the Graduate Students Association and of the Graduate Bar come from all over the world it would be fun to try to represent as many diverse nations as possible. If you would like to organise an evening to share some of the experiences of your country or get a bit nostalgic yourself we would like to hear from you. A National Evening is a loose term so it could be made both to cover as broad a category as · Africa Night ·or be as specific as a "Norwich night". Basically, if you have any ideas we'd give you all the help and , of course, funds that you'd need to have an excellent evening.

DEV POST-EXAM BRAIN CELL MASSACRE (OR RATHER, PARTY?) The Dev post-grad post-exam party in the Grad Bar on the 12th April was highly enjoyable. Most of the students who had just come out of exams, along w1th quite a few staff turned up to have a drink and a dance and generally unwind after the stresses of revision . Thanks to Rasmus who organised it and managed to con the Grad Bar into donating a bottle of spirits for the raffle- who said Dane geld was a thing of the past!

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NEXUS SCREENS FIRST 'LIVING SOAP' SHOW CAMPUS television station Nexus UTV last week unveiled the pilot episode of UEA's very own living soap. Viewers of' Home from Home' in The llive watched an evening in the life of a Portland Street student household compered by resident and Nexus President Morgan Davies. Filmed and edited by Stuart Campbell, the programme showed such delights as a typical student kitchen - complete with sink piled high with washing upbedrooms, visitors and resident

wall-climber and contortionist. And Nexus UTV are keen to hear from any student household who would be keen to be filmed for subsequent episodes in the series. Those interested should contact the campus broadcaster in their offices upstairs in Union House. Said Morgan, "We're keen to hear from anyone who'd like to be filmed for 'Home from Home' -especially mixed houses." He added, "Our door's always open in an open kind of way."

DETECTORS designed to indicate the presence ofkiller gas carbon monoxide are being targeted at students living in digs, writes

Alastair Cushion. 'Sieepsafes' are flat cards about two inches square which have a patch in the centre which is sensitive to carbon monoxide. When carbon monoxide is present, the patch changes from orange to black. They are available forjust£3 .95 from the firm Signal Safety, set up by student Andrew Blackbum,

himself concerned with the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Early symptoms can include drowsiness, slight headaches, chest pains and dizziness. Union Welfare Officer Shelley Wright said that one of the dangers of carbon monoxide is that its early symptoms can easily be mistaken forsomethinglessdangeroussuch as work or hangovers. • For further details on the S leepsafe detector, contact Andrew on (0295) 810376.

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We're sure that most UEA students are completely overjoyed by the forthcoming visit ofthe Queen, when she comes to open the hi-tee OPT buildIn these competitive times ing. But just how glad will for UK universities, the Regthey be? The truth is, that UEA stu- istry have recently pubdents are such an apathetic lished their Undergraduate bunch. Wave a tenner under Prospectus for 1995 entry, a someone's nose and they 144-paged tome trying to probably wouldn't bat an eye- sell UEA to the prospective student. lid. Bound in a ghastly silver cover And there'd probably be the same response if her royal . most likely sponsored by highness deigned to do a walk- Bacofoil, this splendid volume if simply oozing with facts, figures through in The Hive. and photos of our windswept inNone.

Five reasons not to stand as a Sabb • Your faith in humankind will cease to exist • You will develop a crick in your neck from looking over your shoulder • Your stress count will rocketto unbelievable levels •You will develop a stabbing pain in the back ... • You will develop a blase attitude to insomnia, and constant headaches

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it•s sponsored by Bacofoil! stitution. But a closer reading reveals a number of old chestnuts. While the VC opines about UEA being "a modern university offering an innovative choice of subjects and courses", the fine city itself is touted as "a safe, friendly, compact city where everything is within walking distance", where "arts and commerce flourish side by side." Yeah, right... but in a city where bus drivers seldom carry more than 37p in change, everything NEEDS to be within walking distance. Spot on there. Prospective applicants are also

told that pubs are "an important part of student life"- possibly the understatement of the year- even though most of them in Norwich all look the same and serve a type of coloured dishwater purporting to be made from a century old inbred recipe. And don't forget, "There are also close Iinks between Norwich City Football Club and the University ... such is the success of the Canaries, that football fans are able to watch top class domestic and international games in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment." Well, those "close links" must

be the best kept secret in East Anglia, and besides, the way that Deehan's dunces are playing at the moment, the only international fixture they' 11 get is against the San Marino charity eleven, where at least one of the players is a bus driver. Wonder if he curses you when you ask for a ticket for town?

Seen in a recent edition of the EastAnglian Daily Times: 'I write as one who was denied a grammar school education, being unable to afford the school uniform . It makes me sick when I see so many of today 's students on their protest marches and these pampered, scruffy rabble bearing banners proclaiming "No grants, no loans; university education is a right." Be they as poor as they would have us believe, their daily diet of cigarettes, condoms and booze presents no problem, neither does their purchase of eggs and tomatoes to hurl at any eminent speaker who is shouted down and who has to be escorted off the grounds for his safety. Would it not be more equitable to reduce the student grant allowance by the necessary amount that would meet the VAT on the pensioner's fuel bill? This would still leave them enough taxpayer's cash to purchase some text books on morals.' From an angry bloke somewhere in Essex What'sall thisaboutadailydiet ofcigarettes, condoms and booze? Where can any student find the time to do any of that? Any arts student would tell you that they' re overworked with their six hours a week. And anyway, it takes real efT. and dedication to sit in The Hive all day.

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SIR MARCUS FOX RT HON ROGER FREEMAN DOUGLAS FRENCH SIR PETER FRY ROGER GALE PHILGALLIE SIR GEORGE GARDINER EDWARD GAMIER CHRISTOPHER GILL CHERYL GILLAN MRS LLIN GOLDING OR CHARLES GOODSON-WICKES MRS TERESA GORMAN SIR A GRANT HARRY GREENWAY JOHN GREENWAY PETER GRIFFITHS WIN GRIFFITHS RT HON JOHN SELWEYN GUMMER RT HON SIR ARCHIE HAMILTON JEREMY HANLEY SIR JOHN HANNAM PETER HARDY ANDREW HARGREAVES DAVID HARRIS NICK HAWKINS WARREN HAWKSLEY OLIVER HEALD RT HON SIR EDWARD HEATH RT HON MICHAEL HESELTINE ROBERT HICKS RT HON SIR TERENCE l. HIGGINS JAMESHILL RT HON DOUGLAS HOGG JOHNHORAM RT HON SIR PETER HORDEM RT HON MICHAEL HOWARD RT HON DAVID HOWELL ROYHUGHES RT HON DAVID HUNT ANDREW HUNTER RT HON DOUGLAS HURD MICHAEL JACK TOBYJESSEL SIR GEOFFREY JOHNSON SMITH BARRYJONES RT HON MICHAEL JOPLING DAME ELAINE KELLETI-BOWMAN SIR JAMES KILFEDDER TIMOTHY KIRKHOPE ROGER KNAPMAN MRS ANGELA KNIGHT GREGKNIGHT DAME JILL KNIGHT SIR DAVID KNOX GEORGE KYNOCH RT HON NORMAN LAMONT RT HON IAN LANG SIR IVAN LAWRENCE BARRYLEGG EDWARD LEIGH MARK LENNOX-BOYD DAVID LIDINGTON DAVID LIGHTBOWN RT HON PETER LILLEY MICHAELLORD PETERLUFF RT HON SIR NICHOLAS LYELL REV WILLIAM MCCREA CALUM MACDONALD EDDIE MCGRADY RT HON JOHN MACGREGOR DAVID MACLEAN PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN SIR DAVID MADAL KEN MAGINNIS LADY OLGA MAITLAND RT HON JOHN MAJOR SEAMUS MALLON GERALD MALONE KEITHMANS PAUL MARLAND TONY MARLOW DAVID MARSHALL JOHN MARSHALL DAVID MARTIN MICHAEL J MARTIN MICHAEL MATES RT HON OR BRIAN MAWHINNEY PIERS MERCHANT lAIN MILLS ANDREW MITCHELL SIR DAVID MITCHELL SIR ROGER MOATE RT HON JAMES MOLYNEAUX SIR HECTOR MONRO MALCOLM MOSS GEORGE MUDIE ANTHONY NELSON SIR MICHAEL NEUBERT PATRICK NICHOLLS

EMMA NICHOLSON WILLIAM OBRIEN RT HON SIR CRANLEY ONSLOW PHILLIP OPPENHEIM RT HON STANLEY ORME RICHARD OTIOWAY JAMESPAICE REV IAN PAISLEY ROBERT PARRY TERRYPATCHETI IRVINE PATNICK RT HON JOHN PATTEN RT HON SIR GEOFFREY PATIIE JAMES PAWSEY MRS ELIZABETH PEQACOCK ERIC PICKLES BARRY PORTER RT HON MICHAEL PORTILLO RAYPOWELL WILLIAM POWELL TIM RATHBONE MARTIN REDMOND RT HOPN JOHN REDWOOD RT HON TIM RENTON ROD RICHARDS GRAHAM RIDDICK RT HON MALCOLM RIFKIND ANDREW ROBATHAN RAYMOND ROBERTSON PETER ROBINSON MRS MARION ROE WILLIAM ROSS TED ROWLANDS RT HON RICHARD RYDER TOM SACKVILLE RT HON TIM SAINSBURY DAVIDSHAW SIR GILES SHAW COLIN SHEPHARD MICHAEL SHERSBY ROGER SIMS SIR TREVOR SKEET SIR DUDLEY SMITH REV MARTIN SMYTH NIGEL SP£ARING SIR KEITH SPEED SIR DEREK SPENCER SIR JAMES SPICER MICHAEL SPICER OR ROBERT SPINK RICHARD SPRING IAINSPROAT RT HON SIR JOHN STANLEY ANTHONY STEEN MICHAEL STEPHEN AllAN STEWART GARY STREETER DAVID SUMBERG WALTER SWEENEY JOHNSYKES SIR PETER TAPSELL MRS ANN TAYLOR IAN TAYLOR RT HON JOH 0 TAYLOR JOHN M TAYLOR SIR TEDDY TAYLOR PETER TEMLPE MORRIS ROY THOMASON SIR DONAl.D THOMPSON SIR MALCOLM THORNTON PETER THURNHAM JOHN TOWNS END CYRIL D TOWNSEND RICHARD TRACEY DAVID TREDINNICK MICHAEL TREND NEVILLE TROTIER OR IAN TWINN SIR GERALD VAUGHAN PETER VIGGERS GEORGE WALDEN A CECIL WALKER JOHN WARD CHARLES WARDLE ROBERT N WAREING NIGEL WATERSON JOHNWATIS BOWEN WALLS ANDREW WALSH RAYWHITNEY JOHN WHITIINGDALE ANN WIDDECOMBE SIR JERRY WIGGIN JOHN WILKINSON DAVID WILLETIS DAVID WILSHIRE MARK WOLFSON TIMOTHY WOOD OR TONY WRIGHT TIMYEO RT HON GEORGE YOUNG

NONE OF THE ABOVE SUPPORTED A CHANGE IN LEGISLATION TO ENSURE AN EQUALISATION OF THE AGE OF CONSENT.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY APRIL 29TH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS DEADLINE NOMINATIONS MUST BE HANDED IN TO THE EDUCATION UNIT BY THIS FRIDAY.

MAY 4TH NON-SABBATICAL AND SPORTS OFFICERS ELECTIONS NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ALL NON-SABBATICAL PLACES -IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN RUNNING THE UNION (ALONGSIDE YOUR DEGREE) THIS YOUR CHANCE.FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE ANNIE(ACADEMIC OFFICER) OR JACQUI(COMMS OFFICER) FOR MORE DETAILS.NOMINATION SLIPS AVAILABLE FROM INFORMATION OFFFICE.ELECTIONS WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPORTS OFFICER - SEE LIZ (SPORTS OFFICER)IF INTERESTED IN THESE TWO POSTS.

MAY 4TH NATIONAL DEMO THE 'WOT NO NATIONAL DEMO?" DEBATE CONTINUES. NUS ARE PLANNING TO HAVE A DEMO ON THIS DATE BUT........ YET TO BE CONFIRMED.

MAY 9TH-14TH ENVIRONMENT WEEK FIVE DAYS OF CAMPAIGNING AND AWARENESS RAISING.

MAY 10TH-17TH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS ELECTIONS TAKING PLACE IN EVERY SCHOOL FOR PLACES ON SCOOL BOARDS- DECISION MAKING BODIES ON ALL ACADEMIC MATTERS - THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO FIND OUT AND HAVE A SAY IN WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR SCHOOL ON BEHALF OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS.

MAY 12TH ME DAY THE UNION IS TAKING PART IN A NATIONAL DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ME.

MAY 18TH NON - SABB ELECTIONS THE UNION BREAKS WITH TRADITION AND HOLDS ELECTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON A WEDNESDAY- AND WHO SAID WE WEREN'T RADICAL REVOLUTIONAIRIES?

ALL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL POLICY IS THAT THESE ARE FREE FOR SPORT - IF YOU FIND THIS IS NOT THE CASE TELL EITHER ANNIE(ACADEMIC OFFICER) OR LIZ (SPORTS OFFICER).

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concrete 0603 250558 University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Publisher: Stephen Howard Editor: Peter Hart Deputy Editor: Niall Hampton Assistant Editor: Joanna Stubbington Sports Editor: Stephen Hawkes Film & Listings Editor: Caroline Jenkinson T\1, Video & Radio Editor: Michele du Randt Picture Editor: Keith Whitmore Advertising Manager: Simon Mann Chief Photographer: Mark Turner Editorial Contributors: Julie Cunliffe, Mark Austin, Lola Abayomi, Claire McDonald, 'Julie Drewitt, Carolina Adlem, Alastair Cushion, Christianne Ward, Louise Keeling, Charlotte Machin, David Hall, Mike Uwins, Paul Carr, Theo Manee, Bob Scott, Steve Chettle, Andy Knights, Nik Davy Proof Reader: Alastair Cushion

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irst l'dliketothankShelley Hill for maki ng sure that the Union's boycott of the Lloyds and Midland banks always makes it into Concrete. Now I'd like to make a couple of com ments on her letter in the last issue of Concrete (No 3 1); Shelley, I can perfect ly understand yo ur position. After my first year at UEA I had to drop out, not being able to afford the next two years, but sure ly playing-ofT bank employees' jobs here against the people and the environment of the 'Third World' is not the solution. If your mother gets laid ofT, it's not because the developing countries defaul ted on thei r debts, it's because rich b* • • • *d share holders (like the ones that own the bank that your mother works for) want to make yet more money. The real problem is not NorthSouth, it's that the poor are getting poorer and the rich richer. Perhaps your mother, you, me,

The LAMB boycott... still causing controversy the ' Third World' should stick together and refuse to be exploited (by banks, by large corporations like

·on .... ?); an example springs immediately to mind. (Ex) President Marcos from the Philippines borrowed vast amounts of money, much of which ended up in his personal bank accounts in Switzerland and elsewhere; the remainder was used in projects like the buil ding of a nuc lear reactor (designed and built by American corporations) in an earthquake prone area. Marcos fled before the reactor was completed, but the debt remains with the Filipino people, and now the government is considering using the reactor- despite the great risks in order to ease energy shortages and to provide badly needed foreign currency. Why should the Filipino people suffer economic and social hardship as a result of the greed of a deposed, exploitative president?

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he history of British Social ism is interwoven with that of the nonconfom1ist free church. However, we must take issue with aspects of the JlM (Jesus In Me) campaign. It cites examples of people who in the ir words "went very badly wrong" and who were later saved by their new found Christian faith. These included a UVF terrorist, a man who considered murderi ng his wife, and an ex-musician called Si mon. Whatterrible sin had Simon committed? His crime was to be gay. We are then told that his new found fai th transformed him. Simon now "has a beautiful girlfriend and they hope to marry soon". The clear inference is that any individ ual who is not heterosex ual will be unable to attain fulfilment in life. We urge the Chaplaincy to reconsider its support for this and any future campaigns that are homophobic in content. J\s a comm unity we must all work to raise awareness and mutual understanding between ourselves and those who are of a di fferent gender, race or sexuality to our own. Progress in these areas of our lives will not be served by the pro liferation of such views as expressed by the TIM campaign.

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Yours FAITH • • . fully Although not exactly a leather-clad hunk any more, Adam Faith still makes a few Hearts flutter. Jo Stubbington catches up with the star, who comes to Norwich in May hen I told my mum that I was going to inter view Adam Faith she was most impressed. Adam Faith is to my mum what Mark from Take That is to, well, everybody else really. Having progressed from his days of gyrating in tight black leather, Adam is still a heartthrob for many. Indeed his role of Alfie, the lively

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More than just a pretty face, . A dam has even dabbled in journalism with a financial advice column in the 'Mail on Sunday.' Of that, he says "I fell into doing it. Someone phoned me up who had heard me talking about business on TV and asked me to write a financial page for them. "I didn't end up doing it for them

"The Sixties were amazing; every single thing we did we did for the first time in history. "

of Bill Naughton 's classic 1963 play, but he's also directing the fast moving story which takes a wry and nostalgic look at the swinging sixties. "Actually I started out in life wanting to be a film director so in a way I suppose I am fulfilling that original ambition now. "I think that Alfie must rate as my favourite play, there's nothing sentimental about that it's just a great show," Adam says.

Adam Faith is to my mum what Mark from Take That is to, well, everybody else really with a colourfullovelife irresistibility factor although he denies any parallel with his own character. "No, there are no parallels. There is nothing endearing about the character, he's horrible. "He may have charm but that's where it stops." The role is not a new one for A dam. Says the star: "I first did it in 1968 but I was far too young for it then as I was only 28. Then I did it in 1983 with Alan Parker directing it in Liverpool. I did it again last year and I'm doing it this year..." But this time round Adam is not only starring in this major revival :m"'"rPm

But the star didn't actually begin acting until he was 26. Taking up the story which he, of course, knows best, Adam recalls: "I began as a singer because some of the messenger boys where I was working in a film company had a group and they needed a singer so they asked me if! would do it. "One thing led to another in those days. I wasn't as much into music as I was into films - I loved James Dean, he was a big influence. "The singing style just sort of developed, more by accident than design really, we just looked to frnd our own style and that was what came out really. "Our style just developed as dif-

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I 'Owen 'you nothing- Adam is the blue rinse brigade's answer to Mark f rom Take That! ferent influences came along. The Sixties were amazing; every single thing we did we did for the first time in history. "Kids became a voice for the first time in history, they had their own

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ew 'feelgood' gum is a fa llacy, say stude ts 'Buzz Gum' and 'Buzz Bars' are the latest gimmicks to be targeted at the student market, claiming to be useful to t hose study ing for exams or j ust raving the night away. Christian ne Ward and Louise Keeling aren't quite so sure ... xam stress? Q, er worl-.cd? Too tired to face lectures after part) ing until the earl) hours? So where does the energy seek ing student turn to for a boost? Pro- plus? Alcohol? Orthc new get-up-and-go-giving BuLL Gum and Buo. Bars? These are the latest products to be targeted at the student market and others who enjoy an active lifestyle by Rio Trading Company. The new products contain Guarana- a completely natural legendary seed which is described as the "Lifeforcc of the AmaLCn" heralded as the new way to add a bit ofzing to you r life. Guarana is described as an en-

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However, neither the brigh t green cubes of gum nor the chocolate-coated cereal bars impressed our student guinea pigs with their ' natu ral' packagi ng or synthetic taste. Although there is a large quantity of nuts, oats and chocolate in each bar, th is does litt le to camouOage the bitterness common to both products. In general, Buzz Gum was given the thumbs down due to its acid taste and lack of impact. Yet Rupert (SYS2), clai med that

The bright green cubes of gum failed to impress our student guinea pigs ... what with their 'natural' packaging and sy nthetic taste.

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he was "rocking all night" after taking this "revolutionary drug" and Sam (SYS2) went ofT to his lecture "weak-kneed" after his lunchtime fix. Although previously spotted in Boots, Safeway and hea lth food stores nati onwide, not one of our tas ters was tem pted to buy th e product due to its high cost and their cynic ism as to its effectiveness. In addi tion to this, there was a general consensus of opinion that nei ther Buzz Gum nor the Buzz Bar warranted the asking price of 95p per pack. In the wo rd s of Cat her ine (MAP3}, " It 's a complete con." So don' t pin your hopes on Buzz products to get yoto-cu( o-fbed for that uninspiring, post-LCR lecture. Rather, do what students do best. Sleep by day and keep on buzzing thro ugh the ni ght.

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I or Cycle theft is the most prevalent crime on campus, with at least 100 being stolen each y.ear. But, as Charlotte Machin and Christianne Ward report, students can join forces with UEA to ensure that they keep hold of their wheels

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ow highly do you value your bike? Would you be stuck without it? If the answer to the last question is yes, then have you taken necessary precautions for maximising protection against the growing problem of bike theft? It is becoming increasingly difficult to prevent the theft of cycles both on the UEA campus and in the rest of the country. For Home Office statistics state that of 166,000 cycles stolen in 1990, only 20,000 were ever recovered. And at UEA, I 06 bikes belonging to students were stolen in 1993, compared to 109 in 1992. Of last year's total, 93 were stolen from the Plain, thus

emphasising how seriously cycle security on campus should be taken. Although University officials claim that they are making a concentrated effort to deter cycle thieves, some students take a pessimistic view of their ability to resist such a common occurrence. The one recurring question that seems to arise concerns whether responsibility for cycie security rests with the university or the student. The result is a vicious circle, with one party charging the other of complacency. Maurice Morson, UEA's Superintendent of Pottering and Security Services, has close links

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with the Norfolk Constabulary, who are working together to prevent the theft ofstudent's cycles. "The UEA campus is undoubtedly a prime target in Nor· wich for cycle theft. with around 1,000 bikes left on the site each day. Being a public campus, many people walk around it, sports facilities are in constant use and there is a steady flow of deliveries", he said. Mr Morson. adds that UEA boasts one of the best on-campus security measures for cycles in the country. His staffoperate a 24 hour foot patrol and a computerised sys· tem of identification for all coded cycles. There are future plans to place security cameras on the north side of the library to monitor the area between Waterstones and the Careers Centre. But as Mr Morson points out, "It is up to individual common sense as to how safe your bike is." Cycles should be fixed to a sturdy object with the general view being, if you value your bike: lock it or lose it. So which lock should the prospective cyclist be looking to invest in? The bleak truth is, if a thief wants to steal your bike, he can do so with relative ease. According to 'Mr Bike Man' in the LCR. and Detective Constable King, Chief of the Bike Squad in Norwich, there is no lock that guarantees total security for a cycle. The most sophisticated appears to be Halford's 'Krypto Lock', a D-lock made of the toughest metal. Yet at £34.99, this will not appeal to many stu-

PHOTO: Keith Whitmore dent pockets. The most popular is the plain D-lock, priced at around £17.99. It is easier to cut through, yet by far safer than the cheaper combination locks that can be twisted open in a mere six seconds. DC King demonstrated that to break through a D-lock, large bolt choppers are required which consequently alert attention, as Mr Morson explains, "We would encourage incre~ed use of Dlocks rather than cable locks, as bolt cutters need to be used to cut through them, and they're conspicuous because they're

hard to conceal." ' Mr Bike Man' also advises cyclists to buy two locks for each bike and to steer clear of quickrelease wheels. The University is helping the fight against bike theft with its Cycle Watch Scheme, started in 1990. This involves a coding system, recognised by a yellow sticker saying 'UEA' followed by a personal number. Students fill in a form with a detailed description and photograph of the cycle, as well as their UEA registration number. Bikes can then be detected and traced back to the owner if any

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suspicious sales are attempted. It seems that UEA is doing its best to work together with its students to combat the bike thieves, and with an installation of more surveillance cameras in the future, it is looking possible to reduce the chance of being without your wheels. So always keep a detailed description of your bike, lock it up in a busy, well-lit place and BE RUTHLESS - park next to the most expensive bike in the area and hope that theirs wiU be a preferable target to yours. Use your common sense, and, if you value your bike, WALK!

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e've all seen the 'Living Soap' and marvelled (or maybe not) at the plights of the stars of the BBC I series. Well, this could soon be a grim reality for many... as the house hunting season is upon us once again. Yes, it won't be long before those piles of washing up festering nicely in the corner, the leaning tower ofpizza boxes in the living room, and the seemingly compulsory psychotic vegetarian are as much a part of everyday life as the incredible non-functioning Norfolk Terrace toasters. Although October may seem a long way off at the moment, it is now the time of year to think about fi.nding somewhere to live. To help make the task a little bit easier, 'Concrete' has compiled some useful advice to make sure that you end up living in the style to which you have become accustomed!! It's worth getting it right now as you are probably going to be living in the house ofyour choice for twelve months and paying out thousands of pounds in rent But don't despair, living away from campus and the concrete breezeblocks of which you have no doubt become oh so fond need not be all bad. There are distinct advantages to living a stone's throw away from a Chinese takeaway (ie. it's not Breakers!) or chip shop, and of course living so close to the city centre means that you can stumble home from the venue of your choice without having to worry about fmding that elusive taxi.

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Union Landlord/ Landlady index Record (with comments) of past students' experiences and houses in Norwich. Found In the Advice Unit of Union House. Union Noticeboard Anyone Is free to place notices for houses or 'persons needed to share' on the board at the bottom of the UH stairs.

lt's that time of year again! Jo Stubbington exam ines the horrors of house hunting and advises: 'Don't have nightmares, do sleep well! ' ... even if you do have mushrooms in your shower!

Accommodation Centre Large board giving details of many rooms, houses and flats. Private Landlords Paul Goulder - see advert isement or telephone 419427.

The most popular type ofstudent house in Norwich is the older type of terraced house, many of which are situated in the notorious student quarter, affectionately known as the Golden Triangle. This doesn't mean all that glistens is golden here, far from it, but at least you will be living near someone that you know... and there is always a party somewhere nearby.

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So, first things first: where to look. The Accommodation Centre in The Street advises of properties fo let, and alternatively accommodation is advertised on the board at the foot of the stairs in Union House. If you can't fmd anywhere suitable here then try the local press, in particular Thursday's Evening News and Friday's Eastern Daily Press. It is advisable to get the papers as soon as they are published, to phone up immediately, and be prepared to visit any accommodation the same day as houses go very quickly at this time of year. It is also a good idea to keep a look out for any adverts in the windows oflocal shops. Many students find their accommodation through word of mouth so it

is worth asking around amongst second and third years- you might be lucky! There are several accommodation agencies in Norwich and some estate agents have property management and letting departments.

However, some agencies can be very expensive and not all let property to students. Ifyou do decide to use an agency make it clear from the outset what charges are involved and don't be fooled into thinking that this necessarily guarantees you a trouble free tenancy - it doesn't! All student Union members also have access to the Landlord/landlady index which can be found in the Advice Centre upstairs in Union House. Compiled by the Student Union the index contains property details supplied by student tenants and filed alphabetically under street names. One of the most popular landlords in the private sector is Paul Goulder. When not riding around the streets of Norwich on his Harley Davidson bike he rents out his houses solely to students. His philosophy is that ifhe looks after the students they in turn will look after the property. An alternative is housing associations or companies. In Norwich, the Broadland Housing Association owns a large modern block of flats in Bowthorpe, in some ways like a hotel. Four or five large rooms share a modem kitchen and bathroom. and many of the rooms have balconies (even though the view is hardly scenic).

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ALL PHOTOS: Keith Whitmore The block itself has a resident caretaker, which as well as meaning quick repairs helps with the security in what is not exactly the Park Avenue of East Anglia! Rents in Norwich do vary quite considerably. We found that they ranged between about £28 per week and £40 per week, exclusive ofbills. Primarily the rent will depend on the location of the house and of course how many people are living there. Always check what bills you will be required to pay in addition to the basic weekly rent and whether or

If her passion for Mr Blobby drives you mad, and his girlfriend makes your flesh creep now, then take heed, these pet hates will escalate into major issues once you are living together '

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not the house is furnished otn.:•wise the aforementioned pizza boxes may end up doubling up as a table!

WHO TO LIVE WITH The first choice you are going to have to make though is who you are going to live with. Friends can often become enemies in tbe house hunting season so it is important that you make the right decision. If her passion for Mr Blobby drives you mad, and his girlfriend makes your flesh creep now, then take heed. these pet hates will escalate into major issues once you are living together, so make sure that you know what you are letting yourself in for otherwise you might end up sharing (as one student did) with someone who keeps dead mice in the freezer to feed his pet snake. All things considered though prepare yourself for a good time in your new abode. Horror stories abound, but most enjoy this first taste of freedom... so happy hunting!

Essential legal advice When renting a house, the vast majority of landlords will insist on each tenant signing a contract agreeing to certain conditions, and the level of the rent. This is preferable to the 'just pay me cash approach'- any landlord who advocates this is certainly on the fiddle. lt is possible that they are not declaring income (not your problem), or it could be that they have mortgage or problems (quite possibly your problem if the house is repossessed.) Something else to avoid is the landlo~ that gives you a licence to sign rather than a contract, as anyone that does so is definitely on the fiddle.

Licences exist solely to try and get round the protection of the 1988 Housing Act. The majority of agreements signed in Norwich are 'Assured Shorthold Tenancies' which are governed by the 1988 Housing Act. Such agreements must be for a minimum period of six months but are usually for a year starting in June. Unfortunately this does normally mean that you will be paying rent over the summer for a property that you probably won't be living in. However, some landlords will allow you to sublet the house, but you will need their permission to do this. Finally beware of clauses such as

'no visitors to stay overnight' that may appear in your contract these are illegal as are 'the landlord may make an inspection of the property at any time.' Such clauses would never stand up in court, but obviously it is better to get a legal and fair contract from the outset, rather than risk major problems later. If there is still anything that is unclear the staff in the Union Advice Unit are on hand to help. Additionally there is a Housing Pack available to all students. Finally, and as they say on TV, don't have nightmares, legal problems are still few and far between, and are normally solved quite amicably.

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PREVIEW Another round in the Oval's Band Competition gets the fortnight underway at the popular city venue, with several bands competing for fame and glory on Wednesday April27. Ex Atom Seed-ers, Machine, are due to play on Friday April 29, to be followed by two nights of tribute bands. First of these is Umehouse Lizzy, who, as the name implies, are a Thin Lizzy tribute band. They play on Saturday April 30. Then it's the turn of the Counterfeit Stones (and there are no prizes for guessing whose music they play) on May 1. Rock fans are in for a treat on Bank Holiday Monday, when there will be a mammoth rock concert, featuring many of the Oval's most popular visitors; Shea, Sweet 'n' Innocent and Riot Act headline the evening. Fastlane and Monster provide more rock on May 4 and May 6 respectively, with an evening of punk from English Dogs and Braindance sandwiched inbetween. Yet another tribute band, the LA Doors, take ~ to the stage on May 7, with the reggae band Ambush bringing up the rear on May 8.

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PREVIEW Roachford, currently riding high in the charts with the single 'Only To Be With You', play the Waterfront on Wednesday May 11 . The group made a memorable debut in 1988, with their first album, the not unsurprisingly titled 'Roachford', and the successful singles 'Cuddly Toy' and 'Kathleen'. Their second album, 'Get Ready', which appeared a few years later, was more ambitious, but was just as warmly received by some as the first. Now they have a third album, 'Permanent Shade Of

Blue', to their credit, from which their current single has been taken. Several of the songs on the album most notably 'This Generation' - deal with the problems that black people in Britain have had to face over the years. "This is a family recollection,• says Andrew Roachford, the group's vo-

calist. "I remember my mother talking around the table. lt's about black people going for things, despite the barriers. People my age who are first generation, born in Britain, are achieving a hard won status and I feel positive about that. • As well as writing the songs for the album, Andrew and the other group members

were also involved with producing it - albeit with a little help from producers Gil Norton and Martin Phillips in places. However, with the group being forced to use their own resources, this has meant that their natural sound and integrity has remained intact. • Tickets are £6.50 adv from CJ the usual outlets.

Trance Action returns to Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday 7th May featuring mega-trance band Ege Barn Yasi from Edinburgh. There will be OJ's Winton, Tribe of Ssenkrad and guests, full light show and some surprises!! Trance in the main hall and chill out in the Cafe/ Bar where you can take advantage of the ongoing offer on all tickets for Aprii/May. • Ticket holders wiU get 10% discount on a meal in the Cafe/Bar on production of their ticket stub so why not make an evening of it. Tickets are available priced £4 on the door and £3.50 in advance. • And make sure that you read the next edition of Concrete for more great offers in conjunction with ...._ -~·- _, Norwich Arts Centre.

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Five live at NAC Passchendaele, big HORSE, Manuskript, NFL, Niall Childs... PREVIEW Five of Norwich's best alternative bands will be taking to the stage at the Arts Centre on Saturday April 30, for what will probably be the biggest alternative gig that the city has seen since last 's 'Curse of the Canary' ENDAELE, big HORSE, MANUSKRIPT, NFL and Niall Childs and the Universe are lined up to play at this event - making it a mixture of indie Passchendaele have recently been writing material for a new tape , which should be released in June. The band also have plans for

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a mini UK tour in the summer. Manuskript, who have been described as ' ..the illegitimate children of The Mission and Faith No More' continue to tour during May, and have a 12 song compilation cassette available by mail order only. lnfo: (0602) 814346 The gig starts at 8pm . •Tickets are £3 and available from NAC. Box office and Soundclash Records on St. Benedicts Street. Admission on the door will be £4 (with £1 off for NUS/ UB40 ). Mike Uwins

Pulp PREVIEW The kings of sleazy glamour and top pop , Pulp, breeze into Norwich for a gig at The Waterfront on Wednesday May 4. The gig follows hot on the heels of the release of Pu lp's 'debut' album , 'His 'n' Hers' which came out very recently. Admittedly, there have been Pulp albums before th is one - 'lt' and 'Separations' being the main two in question - but 'His 'n' Hers' promises to be somewhat different, introducing the listener to a host of weird and wonderful characters . Pulp , or to give them their original name , Arabacus Pulp, were formed in 1981 by vocalist Jarvis Cocker. At the time , he was still at school in Sheffield , and so the group performed its first gigs during the lunch hour, when they earned enough money to put a demo tape together. This tape brought them to the attention of John Peel , who gave them a session on his show. However, fame didn't

The Rollins Band PREVIEW On April 29 a hero is coming to town. Henry Rollins has been the inspiration for a wh ole generation of musicians. From his earliest days in the hard core/ punk act Black Flag, Rollins started something new. Now, with the release of the album 'Weight', the Rollins Band will come crashing down on Norwich . Rollins himself is a seething mass of anger, alienation and hatred . His muscle bound , tattooed form writhes in agony as he deals with life through his music. The band are of the highest order. Chris Haskett, on guitar, creates a powerful ambience over the driving , thudding bass of newly recruited Melvin Gibbs. Sim Cain's drumming is technical perfection that would not be out of place in modern jazz. This musical cake, iced by Rollins' talent as a front man,

has to be seen to be believed . The band's previous album 'The End Of Silence' was a seventy five minute dose of brutal honesty. 'Low Self Opinion', the opening track, was an unrelenting self-interrogation by Rollins. He also addressed subjects like suicide in 'Another Life' and emotional pain in 'You Didn't Need'. 'The End Of Silence' even smelt heavy. However, the release of 'Weight' marks a slight change of direction. The lyrics and the delivery remain the same , but some of the tracks have almost taken on a funky feel. 'Disconnect' and 'Divine Object of Hatred' both groove under Rollins' searing lyri cs . The support comes from Dig, a new buzz band who are the MTV darlings of the US right now, who are worth a listen. Come down and experience the unforgettable. David Hall

bring with it great productivity, as a small number of singles and an even smaller amount of gigs over the next few years was to prove . Things did get better in the early nineties though, with the release of the 'My Legendary Girlfriend' single in 1991, and the formulation of their own record label , Gift Records a year later. Their latest single , 'Do You Remember The First Time?", a song about losing one's virginity, was released in March, along with a half-hour film, featuring amongst others Jo Brand and Reeves and Mortimer. This film was entirely produced by the group themselves , who have also directed most of their other videos . Their film should be screened soon on Channel 4 , but if you can't wait that long , you can catch Pulp at their Waterfront gig . •Tickets are £6 .50 in advance.

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Here we have four country tracks, with Mudhoney not really fulfilling their potential. This is one branch of their musical line that should perhaps be amputated. The best cut, 'Blinding Sun', is a re-issue from

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OUTSIDE Kaleidescope Summer/12" What a great summer record - a lazy funky beat with a prominent kick drum. But it's spoiled by rather crap pseudo soul-vocals. This would be ideal for Jamiroquai and other such retro-fans, who could slip on their Gazelles and dodgy headgear and bop around to their heart's content. The flip-side mix with its minor echo and Starsky and Hutch vibes provides a good background noise for easy listening.

COLORFORM The Big Truth/12" Recorded at Yarmouth in 1993 - hardly a good start for any band. There's a good funky intro with some excellent instrumental bits until the vocals arrive. They're best off sticking to jam sessions we reckon , because this is a sort of poor man's Chili Pepper~ . Oh yes, and some interesting didgeredoo solos - but if you want that, you could try Rolf Harris instead (who incidentally plays UEA in June). it's all rather repetitive and uninspiring we're afraid.

XC-NN 1000 Easy/12" Formerly CNN until legal action from the US cable channel necessitated a name change, there's been little alteration to the music, which is testosterone-fuelled rock involving a lot of strained vocals, rather Compulsion-esque. Essentially another American type sound infiltrating the UK without much to say, but then that hasn't stopped the others.

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Another must for all those retro and acid jazz fans. This is an energetic album from Noel McKoy and his band and proves that he's obviously doing very well for himself since his departure from fellow funketeers JTQ. The opening track, 'Right Track Jack' does little to dispel that statement as been relevant for the rest of the album, with its eclectic assimilation of a Starsky and Hutch era flavour. But before you could be forgiven for thinking that the rest of the cuts will be just the same, along comes 'On The Streets' to contradict that. lt's a powerful song with Noel crooning about his roots in Sarf London, and most groovy. Elsewhere, tracks like current release 'Family', as well as 'Young Blood', 'Colours of Love', and 'What are we gonna do?' just go to prove that McKoy are making a sincere attempt to do something different and more interesting with the funk genre. Excellent stuff.

The Auteurs return to The Waterfront on Thursday May 9 to peddle their likeable brand of tuneful indie pop. This is a band who are going nowhere but up. Tempted to see the gig? Well, we have got together with The Waterfront to bring readers the chance of winning a pair of tickets (worth £13) to see the gig, plus numerous Auteurs COs, including their brand new album, as well as Chinese Bakery and an exclusive Frenchreleased accoustic CD. Simply put your answer to the following question on a postcard together with your name and contact address, and get it to 'Concrete' by Wednesday May 4. Q: To which record label is the band signed? The winner will get a pair of tickets plus French CD, Chinese Bakery and new album. A runner up will get other Auteurs COs. Normal 'Concrete' rules apply.

Kenny Thomas PREVIEW One of Britain's best soul singers, Kenny Thomas, will be performing at UEA on Wednesday May 11 . Kenny first came to the attention of the public in 1991 , with his debut album 'Voices', and four major hit singles; 'Outstanding', 'Thinking About Your Love', 'The Best Of You' and 'Tender Love'. With the album selling well in excess of 600,000 copies, and Kenny receiving Brit Award llOminations as Best British Male Vocalist and Best British Newcomer, he was firmly on the path to major suecess. Now he has released a second album, 'Wait For Me'which reflects his growing maturity as both a singer and a person. •Tickets for the gig cost £9.50 adv. CJ

Terrorvision PREVIEW Terrorvision, the group that claim to have gone "way beyond pop", will be blasting their way into The Waterfront this week (Thursday April 28). After the success of last year's album 'Formaldehyde' and the single 'My House', which made it into the Top 30, the group took some time out to write the second album, 'How To Make Friends And Influence People', which came out on April 18. •Support comes from Mutha's Day Out, and tickets CJ cost £6.50 adv.


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REVIEW In the past, friends have commented enviously when I have been fortunate enough to attend a free press-showing of a film and I have smiled smugly. After watching 'Ace Ventura- Pet Detective', my first instinct was to ask Concrete for a refund of my bus-fare. The film, described as a 'broad comedy' provided fewer laughs than 'Schindler's List' and at times had me writhing in my seat with embarassment at its ineptude. The plot concerns the kidnapping of the Miami Dolphins' mascot, a dolphin called Snowflake. The police are unable to turn up any leads so in desperation, the club calls in

This fortnight at Cinema City PREVIEW Robert Altman's latest movie lent pasts of four Chinese offering, 'Short Cuts' kicks off women, the film also focuses this fortnight at Cinema City in on their current and often epic style. problematic relationships This film, which is just over with their American -born three hours long, interweaves daughters. several short stories by the lt runs from May 2 until SaturAmerican writer Raymond day May 7. Carver, to produce a pano'Bodies, Rest & Motion' ramic view of contemporary brings up the rear on Monday Los Angeles. An impressive May 9. Tim Roth ('Reservoir cast list is headed by An die Dogs') stars in this tale of a MacDowell, Tim Robbins and group of disaffected twentysomethings who finishes its run on spend a weekend drifting 7.30pm. around a small Arizona town. More conrnmporary American Fans of Chinese cinema life features in 'The Joy Luck might consider paying a visit Club', only this time it is flato Cinema City on Sunday voured with a taste of the May 8, when they will be Orient. Recounting the turbu- showing both 'Farewell My

Concubine' and 'Raise the Red Lantern'. 'Farewell My Concubine', which shared the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with 'The Piano', traces the triangular romance between a geisha girl and two male stars of the Peking Opera, whilst 'Raise the Red Lantern' concentrates on the life of the fourth wife of a wealthy Chinese man, who is forced to compete for his attention with his three other wives. 'Betty Blue', the cult French classic, is the Friday latenight showing on April 29, and Terry Gilliam's bleak but humourous picture of the future, 'Brazil' will be shown at the same time on May 6. Caroline Jenkinson

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quent hell I was put through. He is supported by Sean Young, Courtney Cox and Tone Loc, whose roles are to act as straight people to his 'zany humour'. The embarrassment they display at his antics is (I'm sure) not totally acted. Perhaps I've missed the point and I am just displaying my own lack of cool, but a film which shows thirty policemen spitting at the thought of two men kissing, and which ends up with the hero fighting a man in a green chicken suit would appear to insult the intelligence of any viewer, whether they be thirtysomething reviewers who get in free, or prepubescents whose parents have to fork out for the 'pleasure'. Bob Scott e'Ace Ventura' is showing at the Cannon from April 29.

My Father the Hero REVIEW From Steve Miner, director of Forever Young, comes a romantic comedy based on the classic French hit 'Mon Pere, Ce Heros' and starring Gerard Depardieu. 14 year old Nicole, played by Katherine Heigel, has graduated from Barbie dolls to boys and presumes that going en a holiday with her dad And re (Gerard Depardieu), is going to be a real drag. Then along comes Ben, a sexy young man whose·good looks and charm spin Nicole into love. Determined to impress this dream-teen and find a litle enchantment, Nicole gets carried away with a scheme to attract Ben's attention by appearing sophisticated and alluring.But when she fabricates and elaborate tale about her life - including the idea that And re is really her lover and an international spy, masquerading as her father - she sets into motion a comedy of errors and confusiuon that wreaks havoc on her budding romance as well as her father's reputation. eMy Father The Hero can be seen at cinemas across the JS country from May 6.

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Henry (Michael Keaton), works for the New York Sun , a downand-dirty newspaper that always seems to be on the verge of bankruptcy. On this particular day, he is hot on a story that could expose a major scandal and free two innocent men charged with murder - but only if he can meet his deadline. And with his wife about Carolina Jenkinson to give birth, his managing looks at other films editor (Gienn Close) conon show In Norwich stantly fighting with him, and a Starting at the Odeon, we rival paper trying to lure him find Bruce Willis back in over, Henry faces making action mode as the hero of several big decisions before 'Striking Distance' (18). He the day is out. plays a cop who gets deAs well as Keaton and Close, moted from homicide to the film also stars Marisa river patrol; not that it's any Tomei ('My Cousin Vinny') as quieter or less violent there, Henry's wife Martha, Randy of course.In a gentler vein, Quaid as the maverick colthere's 'Shadowlands'(U), umnist McDougal, and Robert starring Sir Anthony Duvall ('The Godfather', Hopkins and Debra Winger 'Apocalypse Now') as Bemie as C S Lewis and his wife White, the paper's editor-inJoy Gresham, whose lives chief. The director is Ron are tom apart by the fact that she has cancer.Equally Howard, who has previously as tear-jerking is the excelworked on such box-office lent 'Philadelphia' (12), in hits as 'Parenthood', 'Cocoon' which Tom Hanks eams his and 'Backdraft'. Oscar as a gay lawyer dying •The film is showing at The from Aids.'Backbeat' (15) is Cannon cinema, Norwich, slightly more cheering, from Friday May 4. CJ following the story of the fifth Beatle Stu Sutcliffe, who chose to leave the band in order to pursue a career in art. REVIEW Over at the Cannon, we find Last year, a film called Jeff Bridges in 'Fearless' 'Benefit of the Doubt' had a (15), a strange tale of death psychopathic father trying and strawberries (?). After to get his family back tobeing in a plane crash, Max gether. Now it's the turn of (Bridges) thinks he can the sociopathic mother. survive anything. And then In 'Mother's Boy's' Jamie there's 'Mrs Doubtfire', a hilarious comedy starring Lee Curtls plays Jude, a Robin Williams as a kids' woman who for four years nanny.Shades of after deserting her hus'Shadowlands' in 'Tom and band Robert (Peter Viv' (15), although this isn't Gallagher of 'Sex, Lies and half as uplifting. Videotape') and three sons, Finally, we come to returns willing to stop at 'Schindler's List' (15). Withnothing to recreate her out a doubt the the best film ideal nuclear family. out at the moment.

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•Theatre Royal, March 1994 When I heard I was going to be spending an evening at the theatre with a posse of bronzed and muscly men , I didn't realise that I would have to share them with 1300 other women. Still I figured it was better than nothing. The Chippendales, for me, intact had about as much sex appeal as New Kids On The Block do with their clothes on , but apparently I was in a minority. They strutted their stuff on the stage, in the shower, in the bedroom ... everywhere really, and the audience loved it. What started out as a subdued audience of well to do housewives soon became a screaming mass of sex crazed groupies. A lucky few were pulled up onto the stage where they performed such feats as removing various objects from the stars' G- strings using their teeth to the delight of the auditorium . it must be said that the show was carried out with the utmost professionalism and it was not difficult to see why the troupe have survived whilst others have fallen by the wayside in the face of competition . The dance moves were all impeccably choreographed and the singing was good that it is possible to have brains, brawn and talent all JS rolled into one!

lt isn't often that a show lives up to Fleet Street's reviews but Patrick Hamilton's 'Rope' certainly did. Directed by Keith Baxter, 'Rope' is a tense psychological drama charting the true story of a crime which rocked America, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's film. Set in 1920's America, the show stars Anthony Head whose performance as the eccentric Rupert Cadell is convincing to the last. When two bored and wealthy young men conspire to get away with the ultimate challenge of murder, it is he who pursues the truth. The humorous aspect of the show come in the shape of the characters of Charles Granillo and Miss Arden whose obvious flirting is both amusing and endearing. Played by Charles Granillo and Debra Beaumont respectively the two are a definite hit with the audience. The plot maintains their attention until the very end and the atmosphere is enhanced by the effective lighting and authenticity of the scenery. Intact this production left just one question unanswered ..... when is Anthony Head's next performance? JS

Two sit-com favourites Paul Eddington and Richard Briers bring their distinctive style of comedy to Norwich's Theatre Royal in the shape of David Storey's play 'Home' over the next few days. The two, previously known for such cult shows as 'The Good Life', 'Yes Minister' and 'Ever Decreasing Circles' play two English gentleman in the show which has been hailed as something of a modern classic. In a sun-filled country garden they reminisce about

old times and enjoy each others company. Their peace is interrupted by the arrival of Marjorie and Kathleen , gossiping , complaining , but with a broad sense of humour, and on the look out for a little male company. The play centres around their ensuing relationships . The show plays until April 30 . Tickets are priced £3-£16 . Renowned Shakespearian actor Sir Derek Jacobi plays the fated Macbeth next month in what has been described by many as

Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. Macbeth is a damning indictment of ambition , greed and guilt, and of the ultimate weakness of human nature. Set against the imposing background of a feudal Scottish castle, linking the darkness of its powerful inhabitants with the mysterious blackness of supernatural forces, Macbeth is a challenging play with a resonance far beyond its time. The show runs from May 914 and tickets are priced at £3-18 .50 .

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Karen's imprisonment. Desperate for Karen's skills to pull off an $18 million bank heist, he kidnaps her son and thereby forces Karen to agree to his demands. Together with JT (Val Kilmer). a good-looking but inept petty crook, she goes to work, knowing that if she hands the money over to Schmidt they are both as good as dead. But as we know, Hollywood 'baddies' never prosper, and Karen has a plan .... Following on from the success of 'The Assassin' starring Bridget Fonda, producer Martin Bergman has followed suit claiming "I wanted to make a film that celebrated the spirit of a strong woman in an unconventional, and hopefully entertaining manner". Noble as this may sound, one cannot help wondering if it is merely a case of Hollywood discovering that some female

stars can be large box-office draws just like their male counterparts. And if that is the case, then we can hardly be surprised that it is the immaculately groomed Kim Basinger who appears as the oh-so-morally-reformed Karen McCoy. Putting aside your doubts about what the true reaction to six years' imprisonment would be, or Basinger's ability to portray an "original, intelligent... and incredibly resistant" woman, this film promises to be a spectacle of glamour, action and excitement that only Hollywood can provide. The film is being sold as having "a surprise around every corner - and getting rich is only part of the fun". What more could you ask for? e 'The Real McCoy is available for rental from Videoplus, 107 Unthank Road.

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QRadio 1 FM's Pete Tong ·puts together another mix of soul, dance and hardcore tracks in this weeks "Essential Selection", on Friday, April29 starting at 6:30pm. QAiso on 1 FM's "Evening Session• on Thursday night starting at 8:00pm, "The Fall" are live in cert, at a gig recoraed earlier this year.

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boy who escapes from his boarding school , and Christian Miller's lighthearted piece 'Know the Sport: Being a Teenager' both stand out for entertainment and quality. The best poetry, though , comes from the younger prizewinners . If you've spent a day analysing Don ne, Larkin , Keats or whoever in a seminar, it's absolute bliss to read something with .a title such as 'Steven vs The Garden ' or 'The Elephant In My Kitchen '. Yes, they're simplistic, and I'm sure that we've all written stuff like this somewhere back in the murky past, but at least they don't take a lot of concentrated thought. Nine year old Barry Turrell's poem 'Lauren ' is my favourite. Probably an ode to his girlfriend , it starts off in an almost suggestive way: 'Your skin is/

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Who•s Harry Crumb? In memory of John Candy. In his first lead role as a man of many disguises, comedy caper rules supreme.

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Hand Is Elastic Award-winning entries from the 1993 WHSmith Young Writers' Competition (Pan Macmillan - $4.99) I'm not sure why a copy of 'My Hand Is Elastic' was sent to us; yes it does contain awardwinning entries from the 1993 W H Smith Young Writers' Competition, but seeing as the age range is between 5 and 16, how could it possibly interest students? Well , firstly it has to be said that this competition has an excellent pedigree; former winners have included Marina Warner and Hermione Lee, as well as the actress Helena Bonham-Carter. Secondly, some of the entries are actually quite good. We're not talking Shakespeare or Dickens standard here, but Anjali Joseph 's 'Looking for the Cow', a short story about a

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June 8th a silk cover rubbed/against my hand': and finishes with true style: 'You 're the momenUI get my sums right'. What can you say? At the risk of sounding patronising, it's just so sweet! Despite such flashes of brilliance, however, I can't see hordes of students flocking into Waterstones to order their copies of this book. Unfortunately, there's something about it that reminds you of those sort of people who always won prizes at school; you know, the ones you always hated/ridiculed/envied . Which is a shame, because this book does prove that there is some talent around for the future, who will hopefully still be writing poetry about elephants in tumble dryers ..

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Spring Festival of Writers: Andrew Davies, the novelist who has also adapted several novels for television, including 'Middlemarch' and Angle Saxon Attitudes'. £3/£2 cone, 7pm .

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Elkie Brooks - one of Britain's best loved female singers brings her sophisticated blend of jazz, folk, rock and blues to Norwich. £14-£3, 7.30pm.

Odeon See Wednesday.

Cinema City See Wednesday. Also 2.30pm.

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Terrorvision- adrenalin fuelled pop/rock. Support from Mutha's Day Out. £6.50 adv.

Maddennarket Theatre See Wednesday.

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See Wednesday.

Peppennint Park Admission £1 for ladies and £2 for gents.

Odeon See Friday.

Cinema City Hard Boiled (18)- violent and action-packed, this film from Hong Kong follows the actions of a maverick cop who will do anything to bring a drug dealer to justice. Directed by John Woo. Spm. Desperate Remedies (15)- set in the colonial New Zealand of the last century, this story concerns a woman who tries to cure her sister's opium addiction by marrying her off. 7.30pm.

Oval Counterfeit Stones - Rolling Stones tribute.

Manhattans Sunday Service- Upfront Dance Music. Entry free with NUS card, 8pm-11pm.

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Gig: Rollins Band. A welcome return for Henry Rollins, this time with a full live band, after his acclaimed spoken word show last year. Support from Dig. £8.50 adv.

Odeon Cannon Screen 1: Schindler's List (15) - Speilberg's award-winning epic about the Holocaust. 2.15, 7.45pm . Screen 2: Fearless (15)- A man believes he is invincible after surviving a plane crash. Starring Jeff Bridges. 2, 5.45, . 8.30pm.Tom and Viv- Miranda Richardson and Willem Dafoe star. Screen 3: Cool Runnings (PG) Four Jamaicans decide to enter the Olympics. 1.30, 3.45, 6.00, 8.45pm . Screen 4: Mrs Doubtfire (12)Robin Williams stars as a kids' nanny. 2.30, 5.45pm . Also Tom and Viv (15)- 8.15pm.

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Cinema City Short Cuts (18)- Robert Altman , director of 'The Player', presents a panoramic picture of contemporary Los Angeles, by interweaving several short stories by Raymond Carver. Stars include Tim Robbins, Andie MacDowell and Jack Lemmon . 7.30pm .

must fight a duel to defend his wife's honour, whilst knowing that she has been unfaithful to him. Presented by the Norwich Players. £6.50-£2.50 (Student Standby tickets at £3 from 7pm on the night of the performance), 7.30pm.

Some or all of the films from Wednesday, plus Deadly Advice (see page 20).

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Oval Machine- ex Atom Seed.

Theatre Royal Norwich Arts Centre The Cheating Hearts - a comic tale of love, lust and deceit by Pierre Marivaux, presented by the Olivier award-winning Gate Theatre Company. £6/£4 cone, 8pm.

UEA Gig: Waiter Trout Band . A passionate mix of rock with rhythm and blues. £7.50 adv.

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Norwich Arts Centre Viola Da Gamba, Sarah Cunningham and Richard Campbell present 'The Nymphs of the Rhine', an entertaining programme for two bass viols. £6/£4 cone, 8pm.

Manhattans

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70s, 80s and Chart music. Free entry before 10.30pm with NUS card, £3 after. 9pm to 2am.

Odeon Cinema City The Joy Luck Club (15)- a touching exploration ofthe past lives of a group of Chinese women, which also focuses on their current relationships with their American-bern daughters. 5.30pm, 8.15pm.

Band Competition.

Hy's Club night. Admission £1 , 9pm-2am . Happy Hourmidnight to 1am.

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the Scapegoat Theatre Company. £4/£3 cone, 7.30pm .

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X-Piosion -80s revival. £3.50. Upstairs - indie dance with Meltdown.

Peppennint Park Happy Wednesday. Pints £1 , all other drinks £1 .50.

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See Wednesday. Also 2.30pm.

lndie/Aiternative Night, featuring big HORSE, Passchendaele and £4/£3 cone,

Theatre Royal Alfie- Adam Faith stars as the loveable rogue in a major revival of Bill Naughton's classic 1963

Wilde Club - A C Acoustics, Waddle and Tokyo Sexwhale. £3 adv/£3.50 door.

Oval Shy, Sweet 'n' Innocent, Riot Act plus others - a full night of rock.

Ritzy Nth Degree. Entry free before 11pm with an NUS card, £2 after. 9pm-2am .

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Limehouse Lizzy -Thin Lizzy tribute.

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Live In The Hive: Atlantic Soul Machine. Hits from Otis Reading, The Blues Brothers and many more. Free entertainment!

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Hy's Club night. Admission £3 before 1Opm , £4 before 11 pm and £5 after.

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Club Party Night. Free entry before 10.30pm with NUS card , £3 after. 9pm to 2am .

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play. £13.50-£4, 7.30pm.

Norwich Arts Centre

Ritzy

Peppennint Park

Theatre Royal Home - starring Richard Briers and Paul Eddington. Both funny and moving , this play moves between the past and present of two English gentlemen who are peacefully reminiscing in a sun-filled garden .... £16-£3, 7.30pm .

Waterfront

Furious Fun. £3 admission before 10.30pm, £5 after, 9pm2am.

Peppennint Park Club night. £3 admission before 11pm, £4 after.

See Monday. Also 2.30pm .

Hy's

Theatre Royal

Club night. Admission £1 , 10pm-2am.

Cannon Cinema, Prince of Wales Road. Tel623312 Odeon Cinema , Anglia Square. Tel 0426 932450 Cinema City, St Andrews Street. Tel 622047 Theatre Royal, Theatre Street. Tel 630000 Norwich Arts Centre , St Benedicts Street. Tel660352 Maddermarket Theatre, Maddermarket. Tel620917 Manhattan Nightclub, Dove Street. Tel 629060 The Oval Rock House, Dereham Road . Te1748244 Peppermint Park , Rose Lane. Tel764192 Ritzy Nightclub, Tombland. Tel621541 Boswells/Hy's, Tombland. Tel 626099 The Waterfront, King Street. Tel 632717


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Gig: Brand New Heavies. A night of upfront dance/acid jazz. £9.50 adv.

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Waterfront Cinema City See Monday. Also Groundhog Day (PG)- highly acclaimed comedy about a weatherman (Bill Murray), who is forced to to live the same day over and over again .... 2.30pm . Theatre Royal Alfie - Spm, Bpm.

Meltdown - dance with Steve and Mistry. Upstairs - reggae. £3.50.

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Oval LA Doors- Doors tribute.

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Club night. For prices and times, see last Saturday.

Norwich Arts Centre Cannon See Friday.

UEA Writing Fellow. £3/£2 cone, 7pm.

Ode on

Waterfront

See Friday.

Pulp - the kings of kitsch, with support from Pram. £6 .50 adv.

Cinema City See Monday.

Hy's

Theatre Royal

Club night. For prices and times, see last Wednesday.

Workshop - open to the audience of last night's play 'Juliet and her Romeo', this workshop will explore some of the play's themes. £1/SOp cone, 11am4pm. Outside with Cleveland Watkiss - part of the HMV Acid Jazz series, featuring the multi-talented Matt Cooper and outstanding vocalist Watkiss. £61 £4 cone, 8pm .

Manhattans As previous Saturday.

Ritzy Furious Fun. For prices and times, see last Saturday.

Peppermint Park Club night. For prices, see last Saturday.

See Monday.

Manhattans Oval Fastlane- rock .

King Prawn Club. £5 admission, 9pm to 2am.

Cannon See Friday, May 6.

UEA

Ritzy

Spring Festival of Writers: Russell Celyn Jones, the author of 'Soldiers and Innocents' and 'Small Times', and a former

Go. For admission prices and times, see last Wednesday.

Peppermint Park

Odeon

THURSDAY MAY 5 selection of swing , jazzy and funky slow Blues. £6/£4 cone, Bpm .

Ode on

concentrating on the love triangle between a geisha girl and two male stars of the Peking Opera . 7.30pm .

Cannon

Theatre Royal

See Friday, May 6.

See Monday.

See Friday, May 6.

Cinema City

Happy Wednesday.

See Friday.

SUNDAYMAY8

Raise the Red Lantern (15)Spm. Farewell My Concubine (15) another Chinese film , this time

Oval

Odeon

UEA

Ambush - reggae .

See Friday, May 6.

Manhattans

Cinema City

Live In The Hive: Brass Neck. A local five-piece who combine folk roots with blue grass.

As last Sunday.

See Monday. Also 2.30pm .

Hy's Club night. For prices and times, see last Tuesday.

MONDAY MAY9

See Friday.

Oval

Cannon

Cinema City

English Dogs and Braindance - punk.

Hy's

Odeon See Friday, May 6.

See Monday.

Club night. For prices and times, see last Thursday.

Norwich Arts Centre

Peppermint Park

The Sensational King Bizkit Blues Band- a Chicago-style eight-piece who play a sizzling

£1 admission for ladies, £2 for gents .

Bodies, Rest & Motion (15)8.1 5pm .

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See Monday. Also 2.30pm .

Theatre Royal

Norwich Arts Centre Wilde Club - Pit, PMT and Uzeda . £2.50 adv/£3.50 door.

n Nth Degree. For prices and times, see last Monday.

Cinema City

Peppermint Park

See Monday. Also Brazil (15)Terry Gilliam's bleak but humourous view of the future . 11pm.

SOp pints and free entry with a ticket.

Ritzy

As previous Friday.

Ritzy Fluff Syndicate- (Techno Trance). £3.50, 9pm-1 .30pm . Upstairs- Swamp (Soul/Rare Groove)_

Oval Monster - rock.

Hy's Club night. For prices and

Fast Trax. For prices and times, see last Friday.

Peppermint Park Club night. £3 admission all night.

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Sport

'We want you' says Sunday soccer side

From Pirates to Allstars

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UEA ' s American football team received a substantial honour before the Easter holiday 's as no less than five players were picked for a GB College Allstarteam to play against students from Germany later this summer. Quarterback Warren Smart, centre Man Ingram, place-kickerOwen Vince, wide receiver Neil Sullivan along with linebacker Daniel Bel tram, were selected for the clash which will precede the Berlin version of the American Bowl, a preseason encounter between two NFL teams, in August. Pirate head-coach Rob Burton as well as defensive assistant Martyn Doust were selected to the Allstar coaching staff. Fouroftheoriginal five picked all saw action in a recent match against a touring team consisting ofsome of the best high school seniors in Oregon, Oregon West. The GB College Allstars won 14-8, this was only the fifth time that a touring team from Oregon had tasted defeat in England for eight years. The relative merit of this victory can be seen further by the fact that Oregon West went on to comprehensively beat BAFA Division 2 side, TratTord, 28-0. Nev Sanderson and Danny Turner were added to the team for this match, making up for the absence of defensive stand-out Bel tram, the six UEA Pirate's being the largest number of players selected from anyonecollegeontheAIIstarsquad.

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TROJAN$ ON THE GOOD FOOT .....---By----. Nik Oavy ALEX Bowden led the UEA Trojans Athletics team to the conclusion of the cross-country season with a couple more trophies to add to his collection. And his earnings for first junior and third male overall in the local RAF league were complemented by the ladies fmishing as the third female team.

One race too few prevented Karin Hellman from winning the ladies' individual title- sixth place being a somewhat unflatering placing considering that she finished all her races in either first or second. Elsewhere, the U AU cross-country championships in Durham provided the season's major race. The ladies' team finished 17th, with Jane Homer pipping Karin Hellman at the finish to earn 42nd and 43rd places respectively, Candice McDaniel fmishing I 34th and Jo Spackman !41st.

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Only three UEA runners competed in the male 'A' race, Alex Bowden finishing I 07th, Nik Davy 193rdandDuncanSaunders 205th in a field of some 400 runners. The other major event of the season was the Hyde Park relay, and again the women showed the men the way- the former team of Jane Homer, Karin Hellman, Candice McDaniel and Nichola Costin finished seventh from 24 teams, as opposed to the mens'

ATHLETICS

CRICKET

TENNIS

Mens & Womens:

Mens: April 27 vs Essex (a) May 1 vs Hertford (a) May4 TBC (h) May 11 vs Buckingham (h)

Mens:

UAU Championships 1993-4 to be held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London

For more details call 0382 451 146 Takes place at Norwich Sports Village

HAVE YOU GOT A SPORTS STORY FOR CONCRETE? CONTACT SPORTS EDITOR, STEPHEN HAWKES (0603) 250558

I SUMMER UAU FIXTURES I April30 & May 1, 2

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rather ordinary 41st from 69 teams. For the men's team of Alex Bowden, Nik Davy, John Holmes, Garry Smith, Andy Powley and Ben Collins did not feature in the individual placings, unlike the ladies 'team, with Jane Homer posting the I 2th fastest time overall. This term the team has the track season to look forward to, most notably the UAU Athletics championships at Crystal Palace over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

LOCAL Sunday League team Earlham Colney '86 FC is seeking new players from the ranks of UEA students. The club, which runs two successful teams in the Norwich Sunday Morning Soccer League Divisions three and six, has a long association with UEA. lt was founded by students and members of staff in the early years of the University and has a history of recruiting undergraduates, postgraduates, overseas visitors and members of faculty. And it is looking for players of commitment and developed ability to pick for next season's teams. •Those interested in finding out more about the club, its training sessions and summer five-a-side games should contact Bob McKie on 944688, or Jimmy Jones on 615751.

Womens: April27 vs Roehampton(a) May 8 vs UCL (h) May 11 vs Essex (h)

May 1 vs Essex (h) May 11 vs UCL (a) Womens: May 11 vs UCL (a)


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UEA club sweeps the board in top competitions UEA 's Rock Climbing Club have swept the board at the first ever UAU bouldering competition, he ld at Brunei Unive rsity. The club entered two teams - each consisting of Sports Reporter one female and two males -

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to the event sponsored by Commercial Union and Bendcrete. The standard of the competition was judged to be high, with over 100 competitors representing universities from all over Britain all giving a remarkable display of professionalism. Each participant had to assess their ability by selecting 15 climbs from a possible 40 which had to be scaled within an hour. Points were awarded according to which ofthree attempts on which the climb was successfully corn-.J~Jlvumal from the team to climb in separate time slots. This put equal pressure on all climbers to do well and also meant that the fmal result was not known until the last climber had finished. Despite the lycra-clad hot shots present, both UEA teams were in a good position for a medal after the second round. Going into the final round, the atmosphere thick with chalk dust, both teams became increasingly nervous as time elapsed and climbs

still had to be tackled. It eventually came down to the last30 seconds and both UEA climbers were still on the wall. Then it was all over and the final scores had to be waited for, which were surprisingly good- a bronze in the team event and a silver in the women's individual - taking into account the Norfolk topography. There were also three men in the top fifteen, ofwhich two were in the top ten, and a fifth placing for the second team. After a long drive back and a short night's rest, the competitors took part in yet another event held locally at Wymondham on the following day. This time, barring aching muscles, the Climbing Club placed three males in the top five, as well as the two top women, all adding to the previous day's results. TheClimbingClubreapedanarmful ofmedals during their successful weekend and hope to do even better in future events with more support and due consideration from the Sports Centre.

Getting their rocks off: (L-R) Gilbert Li Mow Chee, Nicola Costin, William Bradwell, Kai Kim Chiang, Stephane Bauguitte, Stuart Cory and supporter Nick!

Foiled••• quarter finals, writes Steve Chett/e. Both the men and the ladies were comprehensively beaten by the top seeds - Bristol having won this event every year since the mid-eighties. Norfolk Leag ue UEA 18 V Norfo lk 10 Afond o 0 V UEA 15 UEA started their challenge to the Norfolk club's monopoly of the local league by destroying an under-strength Afondo and by putting the international-filled Norfolk finnly in their place with Chris Morton showing the form that put UEA in the quarter fmals oftheUAUs. Solid performance·s from Heike, Marcos and Brendan 'D'Artagnan' Richard complemented the captain's results .

INTERNATIONAL

UEA's swimming team returned to action last month, competing at a gala at the Leeds International pool on March 12 and 13. The team retained its mix of ability from members who had never seen a 50 metre pool befo re, to those who had seen far too many. After beginning Saturday badly by arriving late, Andy Hughes made amends by fin· ishing second In his heat of the 50 metres butterfly in a time of 31.57 seconds. The day ended with the woman's medley relay team finishing well, even with several swimmers swimming their weaker stroke. Sunday momlng saw the return of Andy Hughes In the 100 metres butterfly. His first 50 metres In a time of 32 seconds raised expectations of a good flnish, but much to the dismay of the team, he dramatically floundered on the second length and finished last The remainder of the gala saw Bethany Graham victo-rious In her heat of the 100 metres backstroke and second in the 50 metres butterfly. There were also several personal best times, and an Impressive leg of the women's freestyle relay from Laura Gramann. The gala ended the BUSF swimming competitions for 1993/41n which UEA's swimming team has struggled, but under the leadership of the ubiquitous Saul Brown, it Is hoped that 199415 will tum the tide of their sub-aqua success.

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MARTIAL ART AssociATION

SPRING is in the air and the cricket season is under way again. WhileEnglandareturningtonew blood to resurrect their fortunes, at UEA it is hoped that last Autumn's intake of "quality" will fulfil its prom ise and once again push UEA to the forefront of student cricket. This year's first team captain is Norfolkoff-spinnerCameton Green, who hopes his team will at least reach the quarter finalsofthe UAUs. The squad is certainly full ofclass. The opening attack of Khan and Bees la will rate amongst the quickestinthecompetitionandwithsteady back-up from Ed Bottoms and Tony Dupont, bowling sides out should present few problems. Elsewhere, the second eleven are this year relying on experience to see them through.

Former president Chris Bally has returned from a year in Germany to lead his team in a blitzkrieg mission on the second team championship. With postgrads likeAndy Knights and Scan O'Conner, the team's average age will be at least three or four years more than the traditionally young second team oppositionimportant as knowledge counts as much as ability in cricket. They also possess a possible match winner in the big-hitting Mahatma Kote, who can turn a leg break square and occupies the all rounder's position. The women's team are also taking part in the UAU's for the first time in anyone's memory -and certainly have a chance to make their mark.

One to watch is Lynne Hegarty,

SECOND TO NONE!!

Cameron Green whose bowling would not look out of place in any men's team. • The first home UAU is against East London on May 4 for the men's team, and May 8 for the women's.

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