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SUMMER EDITION

Beach Beauty Look cool by the pool with these stylish essentials

Godiva Festival Hot Stuff Summer Sensation Summer Competition Days Out Extravaganza! ÂŁ500 Rocking the city since 1997

Turn up the heat with these sizzling gadgets

Fantastic family fashion

Eight ways to treat the family in Coventry city centre

We’re giving away over

worth of prizes


EDITORS’

WELCOME SUMMER 2011 W

elcome to another sensational summer issue of Feel Alive Magazine…

Over the last few weeks and months, things have rapidly been changing here in Coventry, with a brand new city centre on the way and now a new direction for the magazine. With some members of the team moving on to bigger and better things, it’s now time for us to say a huge welcome to another classic summer issue of Feel Alive. With the same high quality news, previews, reviews, fashion and more, we are turning up the heat with 44 pages of mind melting features perfect for any summer vacation or beach read. With tips on staying safe in the sun with our glow down advice, to the latest gadgets and apps on the go, we have it covered. Not sure where to go on holiday this year, then our top destinations will have you packing your bags in minutes. With the summer holidays fast approaching our Eight Great Days Out feature will certainly sort you out with cool attractions and places to visit over the six week break. Along with all of that, we managed to get the answers you wanted on your city centre’s redevelopment, took a closer look at Coventry’s entry into this years bloom campaign, reviewed the latest books, movies, music and games and revealed the line-up for this year’s biggest and best free family festival, Godiva is back! Phew! What a scorching issue. And that’s not all; we also have over £500 worth of competition prizes to giveaway! And finally we just wanted to say what a privilege it has been to work on such a fantastic magazine for Coventry city centre, and long may it continue! Darren Lee Taylor and Stevie Keith Editorial team Cover image courtesy of Monsoon www.monsoon.co.uk

Print and Distribution Trinity Mirror Group

* Disclaimer: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the publication, CV One Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for any errors it may contain. All prices, events and information was correct at time of going to press but may be subject to change without further notice. The views and opinions in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the advertisers or publishers.

All the latest news for Coventry city centre

FASHION

8  Summer Sensations – Check out the latest in women’s summer fashion

10 B  each Beauty – Looking cool by the pool with these hot summer styles

11 Delicate Blossoms – Treat yourself to these feminine fancies 12 C aptain Cool – Trendy and slick, the latest male clothing and accessories

13 Top of the Tots – Cheeky chaps and little ladies all dressed up

FEATURES

14 Get the Glow-Down – Look after your skin with our healthy tips 15 Queen of the Crop – Get inspired by our celebrity cuts 16 P assport to Paradise – Pack your bags for some serious summer adventures

18 Cheeky Chapters – Adult and kid’s reads perfect for the beach! 20 G  odiva Festival – The fourteenth returns to the city 22 W  ine and Shine – Dance the night away with our top bars and clubs

24 G  ourmet Grills – Indulge yourself with our tasty BBQ treats 26 H  ot n App-ening! – Get kitted out with the best portable

this summer

32 D  esert Island Discs new releases

– Taking a closer look at this year’s hot

34 C oventry in Bloom – Celebrate another year of sensational summer colour on our 2011 campaign trail

Editor Stevie Keith s.keith@cvone.co.uk 024 7660 7005

Design www.watermarkdesign.co.uk 01926 493666

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products and apps this summer

Editor Darren Lee Taylor d.taylor@cvone.co.uk 024 7660 7003

City Centre Manager Marc Dwyer m.dwyer@cvone.co.uk 024 7660 7055

NEWS

28 H  ot Stuff – The latest season’s must have gadgets 30 E ight Great Days Out – Coventry city centre’s top attractions

Feel Alive is produced by CV One Ltd

Sales Darren Lee Taylor d.taylor@cvone.co.uk 024 7660 7003

Contents

36 G  arden Glamour – Kit out your garden paradise with our bright and breezy selections

38 C hanging Places – We chat to Martin Yardley, Director of City Feel Alive is funded by the Coventry City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) a partnership between customer facing businesses in the City Centre, CVOne and other key stakeholders. The levy paid funds retail security, cleansing, a major marketing programme and also supports our entry into Heart of England in Bloom to make Coventry City Centre a safer, cleaner and greener place to visit, shop and do business. CV ONE LTD 8 Hay Lane, Coventry CV1 5RF www.cvone.co.uk Chief Executive Liz Millett Head of Destination Marketing Nicola Leake

131,693 average net circulation July 2010 – December 2010 (100% Free) Publisher statement – June 2011 edition, Print run total 100,000 copies

Services and Development on all the latest plans for your city centre

40 B  each Break – Try out our sandy selection of children and adult puzzles

COMPETITIONS

42 W  ith four competitions to enter this month worth over £500, you’ll certainly be kept busy!

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nEWS NEWS | COVENTRY

Laser Quest! F

ormer Coventry nightclub, ‘the Irish Centre’ has been transformed into a brand spanking new interactive Laser Quest venue. Laser Quest is an indoor game where children and adults of all ages can compete in an electronic game of tag as a team or one on one in a pre built arena. The adrenaline-pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents, equipped with state of the art laser equipment guarantees a fun packed day of activity for all. Game sessions last 20 minutes and cost from £4.95 with up to 30 players being able to take part in each session. Laser Quest Coventry has the ability to host school and children’s parties; for more on ticket prices and availability please telephone 024 7663 2730 or visit www.laserquestcoventry.co.uk

American Charity Adventure

D

edicated fundraiser Steven Prime, owner of Esquire’s Coffee House located within Coventry’s Transport Museum is getting back into the saddle for charity in preparation to take on America. On the 25th July, together with friend Dayle Walker, Steven will be biking across 11 states, covering 3000 miles in just 30 days! All the money raised by this journey will be donated to ‘Coffee Kids’, a charity Steven has supported for some time

through Esquires. Commenting on the journey, Steven said, ‘not only will Cycle America push me personally but it will also help to raise awareness and funds for a cause I really believe in. Coffee is obviously a big part of my life and helping to create a sustainable future for coffee growing families and communities is very important to me.’ Those wanting to find out more information or support Steven in his fundraising efforts should visit www.cycleamerica2011.com

Snack Attack

Fishy Fanatics!

T

he city centre is set to welcome hundreds of little fish into a brand new, state of the art spa in Coventry’s City Arcade. The RUFA fish spa will offer the very latest in beauty treatment to those who wish to remove dead and unhealthy skin from their feet to leave them looking good and feeling great. Skin can become rough and dry as we wear our shoes for long periods of time and this alternative treatment popular in Japan, China and Turkey uses the clever ‘Garra Rufa’ fish to solve the problem naturally. Feet are immersed in sterile, warm water before the fish take charge and nibble

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away at the dead skin whilst leaving healthy skin alone. Hands and feet may feel ticklish at first but whilst you relax with a pleasant massage, you can rest assured knowing that your skin will be left soft and glowing. Treatments are inexpensive and start from just £5.00, check out the website for further details www.RUFAfishspa.co.uk

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ewly revived café, ‘Fresh Bites’ situated in Hay Lane, Coventry city centre is open for business! Sisters, Sureena and Nikki Mahey, have taken over the establishment offering authentic Indian cuisine and much, much more. Located in the beautiful Cathedral Quarter, Fresh Bites offers a unique and fresh take away experience away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Using family recipes to create delicious lunches along with freshly baked baguettes and paninis, Fresh Bites cater for all. Fresh curries, samosas and bajis are all on offer along with delicious 99% fat free milkshakes, an ideal refreshment for warm, summer afternoons. Staff at Fresh Bites also offer their services for individual catering bookings. For more information, please call 024 7625 2131.


nEWS Baby

Buddha

Open 7 days a week, staff at Baby Buddha offer a fantastic welcome and amazing discount opportunities. Tuesday sees all food served at half price with cut price drinks served from 5pm. Alternatively, join in the fun after a hard week at work by making the most of 2-4-1 cocktail and bottled beer deals on a Friday

evening. Working in close relation to the ever popular Bar Maison, ‘Baby Buddha’ offers a relaxed yet exciting venue to socialise with colleagues or friends. The courtyard outside boasts 100 seating spaces and the bar itself offers a fantastic basement dance floor, perfect to boogie the night away. Offering services for individual bookings, this venue has it all. For more details, please call 024 7623 9306.

Changing Faces After a phenomenal Easter period for the Arcade Fancy Dress shop in Coventry with their new lines of celebrity masks selling like hot cakes, the owners have made the decision to stock even more varieties of famous faces. With a superb collection of British wigs, flags and union jacks bringing in the customers during the busy royal wedding holiday, it’s great to see an independent store thriving during these tough times. Why not try out the new service whereby you can take in a photo of your friend and masks can be made of them as well. How fancy is that! Contact them today on 024 7663 3924 24 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW

Love Shake I

P

riory Place has welcomed a brand new addition in the shape of sophisticated bar and restaurant, ‘Baby Buddha’. This up and coming social hub offers the very best in freshly prepared, locally sourced food served daily from mid-day, fine wines, cocktails and a fantastic selection of beers.

NEWS | COVENTRY

f you’re after a fresh new twist to any milkshake or smoothie, then you have got to get yourself over to LoveShake on the 2nd floor of West Orchards Shopping Centre. Offering weird and wonderful blends that melt on the tongue, such as delicious berries, Cream Egg, Yorkie, Coco Pops, Custard Creams, Jaffa Cake, Weetabix and Crunchie, to the ultimate Oreo, Kinder Buenos, Aero Mint and Ferrero Rocher flavours! You can even mince up any chocolate or biscuit bar you wish for the perfect concoction. Why not try out LoveShake’s fresh dairy icecream, thick shakes and zingy smoothies that will leave you ice cool and ready for some serious shopping this summer! If you’re a local student there’s even 10% off with an NUS card, plus tons of special deals and offers all year round.

Kick the Habit! S

olutions4health is a free health service, providing support to people who wish to quit smoking, and is now available to all at their regional office in Smithford Way, based just around the corner from Debenhams in the West Orchard Shopping Centre. Open from 9.00-5.30pm Monday to Friday, everyone is welcome to simply turn up for an appointment. Offering 12 weeks of 1:1 behavioral and motivational support, as well as information and advice on all the products available to assist in an individual’s quit attempt, Solutions4health will provide a dedicated and professional service all year round. Their brand new mobile clinic is now open to all and is located in the Upper precinct every Saturday. Contact them today on 024 7663 0214 32 Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

On The Move! C

oventry’s leading electronics store in Shelton Square, Coventry city centre has expanded its business to now offer a comprehensive and competitive mobility service both in-store and online. Trading since 1996, Electronix Ltd, originally an electrical goods retailer, has gone from strength to strength, providing mobility equipment, scooters, power chairs, wheel chairs, stair lifts, specialist footwear and various accessories. With an affordable price and family value attitude, Electronix Ltd now offers a one to one assessment to help ascertain each customers needs. Currently operating both in Shelton Square and also within the Co-op store in Lower Precinct Shopping Centre, the future looks bright, with potentially two more branches opening in the next 12 months. They also have a website for virtual shopping and information, based at www.maxmobility.co.uk 2 Shelton Square, Coventry, CV1 1DG 024 7663 0444

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nEWS NEWS | COVENTRY

BBC Walking with

Beasts T

ake a stroll back in time and look into the eyes of some amazing prehistoric animals by visiting the BBC Walking with Beasts at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum between 2nd July and 30th October.

Let the children go wild this summer! T

he Herbert Art Gallery & Museum’s annual FREE summer creative play installation is back between 22nd July and 11th September with the wondrous Wild Worlds. Children and their families will have the chance to create their own adventures in a place where imagination is the only limitation.

Get up close to the life size woolly mammoth, sabre toothed cat and Neanderthal man or place yourself amongst the roaming beasts using the technical wizardry of our blue screen.

Inspired by the work of Italian City Reggio Emilia, Wild Worlds invites those with a sense of adventure to travel deep under the sea, explore the forest shadows or hide in the craters of a distant planet.

This astounding exhibition lifts the lid on the technology behind the Walking with Beasts series and examines these fantastic creatures and the times in which they lived.

Don’t forget to join our family mailing list at www.theherbert.org/mailing-list

Tickets to the exhibition are £4.95 for adults, £3.95 for children over 5, FREE for under 5s and £14.00 for a family ticket that gives entry to either 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children. Concessions apply. Book your tickets in person at the Herbert reception or online at www.theherbert.org where you will also receive a 10% discount.

www.theherbert.org

Officeangels A

fter celebrating a monumental 25 years in business this year, Office Angels are on the move! After relocating just around the corner to a brand new premises in the Burges, Coventry city centre, the team headed up by Claire Small, Branch Manager are excited to be part of the celebrations. With monthly competitions online, as well as a professional and leading service for skills and training advice, the future for recruitment starts here. Contact them today on 024 7655 9911 19/19a Cross Cheaping, Coventry CV1 1HF

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Stitch in Time:

A Story of Patchwork

E

very generation has a story to tell, a legacy to leave and a memory to create. A new FREE exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is looking into these legacies through patchwork. Running between 13th July and 9th October, this exciting new exhibition takes an intriguing look into the history and resonance of British and American patchwork making from the 1700s through to the 1970s.

Walk this way! O

ne of Coventry’s best loved shoe stores, Clark’s has undergone a fantastic store refurbishment to offer a fresh new look with an even greater selection of footwear for men, women and children to choose from. The updated addition to Coventry’s Lower Precinct will offer customers a luxurious and comfortable shopping experience, for further information please call 024 7663 0160.


FASHION | WOMENS

Summer

Sensation N

autical designs teamed with floral frills and feminine tailoring will keep your summer wardrobe fresh and up to date this season. Pastel pinks collide with vibrant royal blues to create bold statement looks worthy of any high fashion catwalk. Remember to keep clothing light and comfortable whilst making the most of tailored jackets and skirts which will carry you through into autumn.

New Look Limited Leather Jacket £99.99 Swing Cami Top £32.99 Gold Hoops £0.99 Denim Hot Pants £25.99

Marks & Spencer Top £25 Skirt £35 Hat £19.50

Republic Miso Mesh Dress £24.99

Republic Anchor Playsuit £19.99

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New Look Coral Jumper £24.99 Skirt £24.99 Envelope Clutch £9.99

New Look Cami £22.99 Stripe Shorts £25.99

Monsoon Floral Shorts £35 Top £38


FASHION | WOMENS

Next Sunglasses £10 River Island Hareem Pants £29.99

Primark Tribal Maxi £12

Next Jumpsuit £30 Floppy Hat £14 Bangle Set £10 Bangle £5 Sunglasses £12.50

Next Raffia Bag £26

Marks & Spencer Aviator Sunglasses £15

New Look Straw Trilby £9.99

Primark Dark Brown Cork Wedge £18

Debenhams Faith Collie Weave Platform £45

River Island Blue Mischa Top £29.99 Gina Shorts £26.99

Debenhams Faith Floral Sandal £25

Jane Norman

Monsoon Floral Print Playsuit £110

Jane Norman Sunglasses £10 Dress £42 Bangle £8

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FEATURES | SWIMWEAR

BeachBeauty T

he high street is packed with swimwear designs suitable for every size and shape this season. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Sizzle by the pool in some seriously sexy swimwear which will leave others green with envy. Flatter curves with subtle yet luxurious swim suits, whilst using patterned, bright bikinis will ensure you sparkle on the beach this season!

Next Bikini Top £14 Brief £14

Next Bikini Top £22 Brief £16

Monsoon Stella Striped Bikini £20 Bottoms £16

Next Bikini Top £19 Bikini Briefs £16 Mesh Sweater £38 Bright Bangles £10 Sports Watch £15 River Island Magenta Bikini Top £14.99 Bottoms £9.99

Marks & Spencer Swimsuit £29.50 Bracelet £16

New Look Lattice Cut Out Swimsuit £24.99 Stripe Straw Hat £7.99

Marks & Spencer Bikini Top £19.59 Brief £15 Hat £15

Primark Leopard Bandeau £6 Pant £4 Feather Earrings £2 Sandals £10

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Next Pink Bikini Top £24


LINGERIE | FASHION

Delicate

Blossoms K eep your under garments light and feminine this summer. Floral prints in lilac, cream and raspberry shades are perfect to help accentuate yet flatter curves whilst understated lace adds a sultry tone to your style. New Look Bra £11.99 Brazilian Brief £5.99

Primark Denim Balcony & Thong Set £5

Ann Summers Longline Bra £22 High Waisted Brief £16

Marks & Spencer Bra £25 Brief £12

Debenhams

Debenhams

Marks & Spencer Bra £16 Brief £8

Marks & Spencer Bra £18 Brief £6

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FASHION | MENS

Captain Republic Faux Real Boxer £14.99

Cool

Marks & Spencer Shirt £29.50 Board Shorts £22 Sunglasses £15

Marks & Spencer Blue Harbour Jumper £18 Harrington Jacket £29.50 Harbour Trousers £35

G

uys, keep your look laid back and cool this summer by teaming shades of pale blue, grey and white to soften the ever fashionable nautical trend in these coming months. Denim as always is a staple of any wardrobe which can be worn with trendy tees or shirts; wear with espadrilles, plimsolls or flip flops to keep your outfit both fashionable and comfortable.

Next Straw Stetson £14 Paisley Shirt £32 Jeans £45

Marks & Spencer Primark T Shirt £6

Republic Crafted Radnor Jumper £29.99

Debenhams 50’s Sunglasses £16

Next Sunglasses £13 New Look T Shirt £9.99 Blazer £54.99 Trousers £24.99 Plimsolls £32.99 Duffle Bag (stylists own)

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Debenhams Striped Espadrille £15

Debenhams Shirt £30 Vest £12 Shorts £35


KIDS | FASHION Next Stripe Dungarees from £14 Stripe T Shirt from £10 (pk of 3)

Top

Tots

of the

K

ids are taking the lead from adults this season by mimicking their trendy muted, neutral tones with warmer shades of pink and blue. Light fabrics worn with denim or floral prints will keep little girls looking super cute whilst navy, nautical trends for boys are leading the way.

Monsoon Baby Rebecca Print Dress £20 Monsoon Flower & Bracelet Set £6 Baby Poppy Bouquet Dress £24 Baby Marley Cardigan £20

New Look Hat £7.99 Waistcoat from £8.99 Top £9.99 Jeans from £11.99 Sandals £7.99

Monsoon Trilby £12 Hawaii T Shirt from £16 Marks & Spencer Top from £14 Waistcoat from £14 Shorts from £18 Sandals from £12

New Look Waistcoat from £10.99 Top from £9.99 Maxi Skirt from £9.99 Eskimo Boots £16.99 Sunglasses, badges and head band stylists own.

Debenhams

Debenhams

New Look T Shirt from £6.99 Jeans from £11.99 Hat & Plimsolls stylists own.

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FEATURES | BEAUTY

Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen Stick SPF30 £7.14 Boots Ideal for on-the-go sunshine scenarios and that last minute dash – Mums or kids can pop one of these handy sunscreen sticks into their handbags or school backpacks.

Nivea Sun Kids Swim & Play £14.29 Boots Perfect for both the face and body, this long lasting lotion is specially formulated for your little one’s delicate skin.

St Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse 240ml £30.64 Boots This super lightweight mousse glides on to give all skin types a gorgeous touch of self tan. Infused with Aloe Vera, this gradual tan product gives a natural looking golden colour for effortless glamour, everyday.

Ambre Solaire Golden Touch Oil SPF30 150ml £14.29 Superdrug This water resistant spray uses patented technology to protect against damaging effects from the sun whilst enriching your tan using nourishing Shea Butter for a satin-touch finish.

Glow-Down Get the

Follow our simple tips for healthy skin and a safe sun-kissed glow this summer season. L’Oreal Men Expert Turbo Moisturiser 50ml £14.29 Superdrug Guys, kick start your summer skin care regime with this ultra-fresh fluid, enriched with vitamin C designed to combat signs of fatigue and dry skin. The powerful soothing active ingredient will reinforce the skin’s natural resistance against daily aggressions.

Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Non-Streak Bronzer 60ml £16.00 Boots To give men’s skin a healthy-looking glow, mix a coin-sized dab with a little moisturising lotion and smooth over clean, exfoliated skin. Blend well for a natural tanned look.

Bronzing Powder £13.00 Body Shop A lightweight, pressed bronzing powder perfect for a natural-looking, matte and shine-free finish. Contains light diffusing particles to instantly brighten the complexion.

Protect your head with this fabulously trendy hat from Marks & Spencer

Don’t forget to cover heads and necks in the sunshine too £6 Marks & Spencer

Cover up on the beach to protect your skin during those scorching summer afternoons with this stylish Kaftini £49.99 River Island

Protect children’s eyes with these trendy shades £5 Next

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Why not try Bodycare located in West Orchards for more of your beauty favourites at discount prices?


Queen Crop

HAIR | FEATURES

OF THE

T

eam your fabulous outfit this summer with an up to date, fashionable new style. Follow our four key celebrity trends for easy yet effective ways to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

BOYISH BOB

DIP DYE

SUMMER BRAIDS

PIXIE CUT

Perfect for blondes, brunettes and red heads alike, Lily Allen’s boyish bob is ideal for a low maintenance, versatile look which will easily carry you through into the autumn months. Adding a softer, dishevelled alternative to the structured bob, this celebrity style is perfect for those with strong features or high cheekbones. Sported by fellow celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, you’ll be in good company with this fashionable cut.

For a simply natural, low maintenance look this summer, why not try this super sexy, surfer-girl trend fashioned by major celebs such as Alexa Chung, Drew Barrymore and Rachel Bilson. Wearing graduated darker shades through to light is an effective way to rock an anti ageing, fashionable look for the warm months ahead. Soft and feminine, this hair trend is perfect for those looking to add edge to their summer wardrobe.

Braids are a firm favourite of stars such as Pixie Lott, Sienna Miller and Jennifer Anniston. Appearing regularly on the red carpet, teamed with sun kissed, natural waves; braids add a youthful, effortlessly fashionable look to any outfit. Complemented with natural make up and simple accessories, they add an easy yet effective touch to the most effortless styles.

This structured, edgy cut made famous recently by Harry Potter star, Emma Watson best complements soft, feminine features. Low maintenance and bang on trend, this style is suited to those with petite features, adding style plus structure to sharp, summer styles.

Lee Stafford’s ‘Messed Up Spray Wax’ gives the boyish bob a sexy, dishevelled pumped up edge full of natural texture and oomph.

With cinnamon and cocoa bean extracts, Tresemme’s ‘Colour Thrive Shampoo’ detangles and hydrates coloured hair leaving it radiant and glossy.

Boots £5.49

Superdrug £5.50

To achieve glossy, tousled beach hair to complement your braids, James Brown’s ‘photo fabulous wave spray’ is spot on. Boots £7.19

To complete your salon shine,’ Nicky Clarke’s Frizz Control Dryer’ boosts shine to keep hair silkysmooth all day long; Its ionic output controls any frizz, for a smoother finish, while the smooth-finger diffuser gives your hair a boost, right from the roots. Superdrug £22.49

Check out these top hairdressers in Coventry city centre Renaissance Broadgate House 024 7622 0694

Echoes Hay Lane 024 7622 5744

Malcolm Hair & Beauty Bull Yard 024 7601 6852

Kudos Spon Street 024 7622 5656

Studio B Shelton Square 024 7655 1475

White Room Smithford Way 024 7655 1055

Heslyns Corporation Street 024 7663 4569

17a Spon Street 024 7625 8010

Supreme Hair Salon Trinity Street 024 7623 0606

Royal Beauty Salon New Union Street 024 7652 0696

Cutting Room City Arcade 024 7622 4425

Embrace Corporation Street 024 7663 3665

Engima Hair & Beauty Spon Street 024 7663 3077

Cabellos Hill Street 024 7625 8256

Supercuts West Orchards Shopping Centre 024 7623 0646

Toni & Guy Market Way 024 7663 3883

Paul Frederick Ironmonger Row 024 7622 7007

Hair Express Sherbourne Arcade 024 7663 4425

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FEATURES | TRAVEL

PASSPORT

to Paradise Get set for adventure with our top five destinations for

exploration and discovery!

Machu Picchu, Peru 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the first ever foreigner to reach Machu Picchu. Hiram Bingham travelled to the site in 1911 where he made public the forgotten citadel. Recently the area has suffered from heavy flooding and the ancient site was closed for two months. Now, ambitious redevelopment projects have been implemented to enhance the visitor experience. Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, is the nearest town and as an important setting-off point, its public spaces and facades are due to be given a facelift.

BOOKING Thomas Cook Hertford Street 024 7681 8800 Smithford Way 024 7681 8700 Thomson (Tui) Hertford Street 024 7663 3999 Going Places Hertford Street 08716 647150 Bowen First Choice Travel Shop Ltd Lower Precinct 024 7663 4300 CO-OP Travel Bull Yard 024 7625 1751 Harry Shaw City Cruiser Holidays 024 7645 5544

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Tallinn, Estonia Rio de Janeiro, Brazil This city is undergoing some serious development for both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. In Rio, rich and poor live side by side and the crimeridden slums are notorious around the world. But with major events on the horizon, billions are being invested into the remodelling of the favelas, a project called Morar Carioca, “Rio Living”. Visitors to Rio de Janeiro in 2011 will not only be able to enjoy the famous beaches, the seductive Rio nightlife and the glorious views, they will also be visiting during a period of exciting regeneration.

Wellington, New Zealand Hosting the Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand will be top of the list for rugby fans. Cities hosting matches include Auckland and Christchurch but Wellington boasts a waterside stadium! It’s also the culinary capital, close to Wairarapa’s gourmet wine region and the gateway to the South Island should you wish to venture further afield. Learn about Maori culture at the Te Papa Museum and take the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens.

Named Capital of Culture 2011, the Estonian capital is a picturesque, red-roofed, coastal city famous for its Kunda culture. Upcoming Capital of Culture events include a rooftop cinema, Kumu Museum exhibitions, the Song Festival Grounds and the Fire Sculpture World Championships.

Monteverde, Costa Rica The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests. The aim is to help raise awareness and strengthen sustainable forest management. Monteverde is pitched as something of a model for ecotourism with large parts of the rainforest saved from cattle and coffee farm developers. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve is a vivid example of the biological diversity that forests can sustain. Over 369 different bird species were recorded here within a 24-hour period by the Audubon Society.


FEATURES | BOOK REVIEW

Room

By Emma Donoghue RRP £7.99 ‘Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners.’ This book is a heart breaking, radiant and utterly compelling expression of maternal love. Being both startlingly original and moving, this novel is a true rollercoaster of emotion which combines childhood adventure with adult thriller in the most vivid and endearing way.

You’re Next

By Gregg Hurtwitz RRP £6.99 ‘I know you, don't I?' Five words – that's all it takes to plunge Mike Wingate and his family into mortal danger. Mike doesn't recognise the crippled stranger who approaches him at a party ...but the stranger seems to know all about him. What has Mike done? Do they have the wrong man? Overnight, the threats become attacks, and Mike, his wife, and their young daughter learn they aren't safe anywhere – especially not their own home. He doesn't know who they are. He doesn't know what they want. But there's no time to figure it out – because his enemies have killed before, and he's next.’ This nail biting thriller will keep you up all night. Fast paced and great for summer escapism, Hurwitz has written a superbly gripping page turner.

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Adult Fiction

The Postmistress By Sarah Blake RRP £7.99

‘It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard; for her listeners, the war is far from home. Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor’s wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working – she counts the days until his return. But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter – a letter she vows to deliver...’ Ideal for a lazy summer afternoon, this book is an emotional tale of love and loss across continents. Beautifully written and carefully crafted, ‘The Postmistress’ delivers a sure fire classic.

One Day

By David Nicholls RRP £7.99 ‘I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.’ Absorbing, smart and fantastically readable, this novel is emotionally heartbreaking and brilliantly intoxicating; a moving, feel good read, beautifully engineered into a faultless, captivating tale of love and heartbreak. With characters verging on genius, real and beautifully rounded, this book is the must have read for 2011.


CHAPTERS

BOOK REVIEW | FEATURES

Children’s Reads Trogg Muncelt eFoxley

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Lily Alone

By Jacqueline Wilson RRP £12.99

Claude in the City By Alex T Smith RRP £4.99

All titles are available to order from WH Smith, Smithford Way Coventry or Waterstone’s located in the precinct cross, Coventry city centre.

‘Claude is no ordinary dog – he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!’

‘Lily isn’t home alone – but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility. When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her step dad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they’re there...’ This charming story written by award winning author, Jacqueline Wilson is ideal for girls who love to read. Combining grown up themes with child like adventure, Wilson stirs up emotive, dramatic and gripping narrative certain to keep young teens enthralled.

An Elephant in the Garden By Michael Morpurgo RRP £6.99

Elizabeth and Karli’s mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the dangerous animals, including the elephants, must be shot before the town is bombed. Unable to give Marlene up, their mother moves her into the back garden to save her and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, the whole family must flee the bombed-out city and through the perilous, snow-covered landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough to do, without an elephant in tow! Combining classic adventure with dramatic intrigue, former children’s laureate, Michael Morpurgo writes beautifully to tell the tale of an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war. Perfect for older children or even adults, this spellbinding story will keep the whole family immersed in suspense.

Delightful, wonderfully original and surprisingly unique this book is suitable for all 5 - 8 year olds. Perfect for competent readers or to read aloud together, Claude is sure to bring a smile to your face over the summer months.

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The Godiva Festival is the UK’s award winning best FREE family festival. This year we’re delighted to announce yet another exciting programme with an eclectic array of entertainment over the three days. On Friday 1 July, Godiva goes “Back to the ‘80s” with Heaven 17, Blancmange, The Mirrors and the MidiMidis. Saturday sees indie Rock band Athlete, Jon Fratelli, Young Knives, Lethal Bizzle, The Selecter and Musical Youth. The festival closes on Sunday with Sandi Thom, The Magnets, Anthony Harty, The Ripps and kids favourites PopBlast.

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FEATURES | NIGHTS OUT

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Shine

s the days get warmer, nothing can beat an evening with friends in a relaxing bar or beer garden. Whether you’re eating, drinking or dancing, choose from some fantastic city nightlife spots to make the most of the summer whilst it’s here.

Browns Café Bar Earl Street 024 7622 1100

For a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere, Brown’s is the place to be. Brown’s is a family owned and run bar, open 7 days a week with a notorious laid back, bohemian ambience. This place truly is a Coventry institution which is highly praised for its wide variety of meat, fish, poultry, vegetarian and vegan dishes, stress free atmosphere and helpful staff. Perfect for summer relaxation with friends, Brown’s is the place to be. A monthly, vintage flea market is also held upstairs; the ideal place to grab some stylish summer bargains.

Earl Of Mercia 18, High Street 024 7643 3990

Newly refurbished Wetherspoon’s bar, ‘The Earl of Mercia’ is established as one of Coventry’s best value night spots. Offering customers friendly service, fine wines and a range of beers, all at outstanding value for money, you’ll be made very welcome here. A variety of great pub meals are available at prices suitable for every budget so you can rest assured knowing all your needs will be catered for. With outdoor seating, this city centre location is perfect for a great value night out with your friends this summer.

1-3 Ryley Street 024 7655 1234 Set in the finest example of an 18th century cottage, Eden bar and restaurant has an excellent mix of traditional architecture blended with a modern contemporary theme. Situated outside is an exclusive garden terrace, with an external bar, ideal for alfresco dining during the warmer months. The new marquee which connects the café bar to the harden boasts a small acoustic stage, with live music played most Friday and Saturday nights; with all this on offer, what could be better?

Whitefriars Old Ale House Gosford Street 024 7625 1655

This building is one of the few surviving medieval timber framed structures in Coventry. Whitefriars is a hearty, real ale pub; they have a wide selection of ales, bitters, continental lagers, wines and soft drinks on offer to suit every taste. For a superb, summer lunch, Whitefriars offers wholesome pub food, available throughout the week and a spectacular traditional roast dinner on Sunday’s.

The Phoenix

The Oak Inn

For a night out with some serious edge this summer, the ‘Phoenix’ pub offers the very best in popular and alternative rock music. As part of the ‘scream’ chain and with weekly drink promotions and student offers, the Phoenix is one of Coventry’s best alternative night spots. With outdoor seating, pool tables and dance floor, the Phoenix has something for everyone!

The Oak is somewhat of a magnet in Coventry for those who want to enjoy a late night drink but don’t fancy the idea of hitting a club. A relaxed and friendly vibe oozes from this traditional looking pub; with its pool table, juke box, regular quiz and karaoke nights, inflatable smoking shelter and an on site burger van. The Oak is a top notch location for an evening with friends.

122, Gosford Street 024 7652 0387

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Bar Eden

119, Gosford Street 024 7625 7799


FEATURES | BBQ

Gourmet GRILLS W

ith the sizzling season in full swing, stoke up the barbeque and chow down on a variety of mouth watering, sumptuous delights fit for any BBQ this summer!

Wilkinsons in Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre Coventry offers a great selection of BBQ’s for you to peruse over, as well as Argos in City Arcade Coventry providing a superb choice of classic styles and modern grills. Walter Smith Butchers in Coventry city centre provides a first class service with a professional and friendly smile. With superb meaty sausages, pork chops and juicy joints, as well as a traditional and popular menu of locally sourced food and carefully selected hampers, Walter Smith Butchers has a fabulous history of sensational family service. Why not spice up your BBQ with some truly authentic international flavours which will leave your palette tingling! From Abantu try some classic dishes such as Boerewors sausages available in a variety of flavours such as chilli, original, garlic and cheese, as well as tasty cuts of delicious beef from the bone, chicken fillets or pork ribs. Exotic meats and dry goods from Zimbabwe and South Africa will certainly leave your guests wanting more!

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Why not try out the treats of Coventry Market, with hundreds of stalls offering locally sourced, fresh and tasty fruit, vegetables and spices that will be a perfect addition to any flaming hot vegetarian kebab. Along with a wide selection of meats and poultry produce, it’s the best market on the high street. Coventry Farmer’s Market also makes an appearance on the second Thursday of every month, in Market Way, Coventry city centre.

Sainsbury’s

In addition to these smoky main courses, why not team up any meaty combination with some grilled garnish and smoked salmon, drizzling with zesty lemon. Available from Marks and Spencer Precinct Coventry, Sainsbury’s on Trinity Street, Coventry, and Tesco Express in Shelton Square, there are thousands of ways you can enjoy a summery outdoor banquet with a variety of snacks, dips and accompaniments.

City Arcade Coventry city centre

Trinity Street Coventry city centre

Coventry Market Market Way Coventry city centre

Marks and Spencer Precinct Coventry city centre

Walter Smith

Bull Yard Coventry city centre

Abantu

Tesco Express Shelton Square Coventry city centre

Wilkinsons

Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate Coventry city centre


Learning for Life

With a course from a top university

The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers a range of courses, from Day Schools to one year Certificates and also Part-time, Foundation and 2+2 Degrees. Courses are offered in the day and evening, have flexible entry requirements and are competitively priced*. They can be taken for career progression or for interest and pleasure. If you start one of our flexible degrees in autumn 2011, you will only pay the current tuition fee (plus an annual inflationary rise) for the duration of your degree: Part-time Degree – average of £820 per year, based on 50% of a full-time degree, 2+2 Degree - £1345 per year – Funding is available for eligible students

Subjects offered include: Art Business Creative Writing Early Years Ecology European Studies History Journalism Literature Philosophy Psychology Shakespeare Social Studies and many more

Certificate Taster Day 10th September 2011 Book a place online

For information call 024 7615 1155 or visit www.warwick.ac.uk/cll


FEATURES | MOBILES AND APPS

Hot n

-ening! Map out your life with these cool portable products and adventurous apps which are bound to ignite any handset on-the-go!

The Handsets

HTC Desire S

This 3.7 inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen marvel is the latest handset offering a 5 mega pixel camera, 1 Ghz processor and the latest Android 2.3 operating system. Perfect for those lovely shiny new apps! Available from Orange UK, Smithford Way and Upper Precinct, Coventry city centre. Available on contract.

Apple iPad 2 64GB 3G Wi-Fi

Thinner, lighter and full of great ideas, Apple’s terrific tablet has already sold millions across the globe, and is one of the best ways to enjoy big screen gaming on the go. Available from KRCS, West Orchards Shopping Centre, Coventry city centre, £659.00

Apple iPhone 4 32GB White

Featuring a remarkably fast iOS 4 operating system, enhanced video recorder, voice activation, great widescreen iPod, super quick Internet and thousands of apps all in one place, this is certainly a contender for best handset on the market. Available from O2, Precinct, Coventry city centre. Available on pay monthly plans.

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Why not try out some more exclusive handsets and deals at other phone stores around the city centre, including:

Samsung Omnia 7

As one of the first Windows 7 Phone’s on the high street, the Omnia 7 is a reliable, quirky and serious handset. With Xbox Live connectivity and an upcoming app store, it’s certainly worth a look. Available from T-Mobile, Smithford Way, Coventry city centre. Contracts available.

Carphone Warehouse Lower Precinct and Precinct Cross, Coventry city centre Phones4U Precinct Cross, Coventry city centre Vodafone Upper Precinct, Coventry city centre 3 Precinct, Coventry city centre


MOBILES AND APPS | FEATURES

The Apps Android

Angry Birds Google Maps 5

Need to find where you are in Coventry? Offering offline viewing and 3D visualisation with tilt, rotate and zoom functionality, Google Maps has never looked better!

Pulse

A sexy RSS news reader that can stream all the latest news stories free across all major networks straight to your handset at the swipe of your thumb.

The global phenomenon that is Angry Birds is full of addictive puzzling and simple physics that will entertain you for hours at a time.

Good Read

Never be caught with a bad novel again with this free trusty tool that allows you to search and rate thousands of titles by registering on this network.

Adobe Photoshop Express

For a FREE app, this fantastic piece of software that effortlessly crops, rotates, touches up, filters and edits any image taken using your phone’s built-in camera creates the ultimate pixel perfection.

IPhone/IPad Coventry University App

Free to download, the latest app from one of the country’s leading Universities is now available, covering all course news and information, as well as student union updates.

Torch

Turn your phone into a flashlight with this incredibly satisfying but simple app that allows you to find any nightclub or beer garden in Coventry city centre with ease. Great for using morse code as well!

Odeon

Check out all the local film times and showings with this handy guide to what’s on at Coventry Odeon Skydome.

Twitter

Be in the know 24/7 with just 140 characters of wisdom and humour whilst following your favourite socialites on the go!

Weather

Don’t be caught out in the rain again in Coventry with this built-in location life saver!

Windows Phone

IMDb

This free, fully functional movie database at your fingertips is an absolute marvel on the new Windows phone handsets. With show times, trailers, trivia and celebrity gossip, this is a great app to keep up to date with all the latest movie news where you are.

YouTube by Lazyworm

Access millions of user submitted video content absolutely free. Rate, review and comment with this fantastic app!

Facebook

This leading lifestyle app just got better with a portable version that allows instant access to profiles, photos and friend lists with several simple touches!

lloMilo

This blockbusting brain bending puzzler is an Xbox Live classic, only available on Windows Phone.

Xbox Live

Check your gamer score, friends list and downloads back home with this awesome add-on exclusive to Windows Phone.

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Hot Stuff FEATURES | GADGETS

This summer, gear up with these incredibly hot scorching gadgets set to light your world on fire!

................................Incoming! BlackBerry Playbook

Phones4U have announced they will be the official launch partner for Nokia’s tablet when it’s released over here in a few months time. The 7-inch device is a serious contender for anyone looking to achieve maximum business and networking potential, and will be available across all five major UK phone network providers with individual set packages. With a mighty 16GB storage capacity, 1GHz dualcore processor, 1GB of RAM and dual HD cameras; 3 and 5 mega pixel front and rear respectively, the PlayBook will launch this summer. Price: £350.00 approximately Where: A  vailable to order now at Phones4U, Market Way, Coventry city centre

Hot Rumours!......... Apple iPad 3

Humax PVR9300T 500GB Freeview Tuner Incorporating a twin Freeview tuner, built-in hard disk, HDMI output and a decent 500GB of programme storage, the Humax is an exceptionally quick and sturdy box of tricks. With dual programme recording and over 300 hours of recorded television, you can effortlessly watch and playback entire series and films at the press of a button. The Humax cleverly allows the user to avoid unnecessary adverts or news breaks, and will even suggest other times, days and channels where the programme is repeated. All in all this is a superb upgrade to any basic Freeview box, and is well worth the additional space underneath your home cinema setup. Price: £199.95 Where: A  vailable to order at Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Spon Street, Coventry city centre

Although the iPad 2 has only been out for several months in the UK, Apple is sure to be considering a third, more powerful, clever and downright sexy successor to its multimillion selling tablet for 2012.

Apple iPhone 5

Industry rumblings suggest a September launch for Apple’s latest phone.

Nintendo Wii2 (Project Café) With a rumoured full 1080p HD resolution output, built-in onboard 8GB flash memory, backwards compatible with original Wii and Gamecube titles and a unique controller incorporating a built-in 6 inch touch screen including analogue and button control, the Wii2 will be fully revealed this summer at Nintendo’s media briefing at E3 2011.

E880 3D Blu-ray Disc™/ DVD 5.1ch Home Cinema BRAVIA® Internet Video, 3D, 2x HDMI® in, iPod / iPhone dock, 2x tallboy speakers, 1000W Looking for the very latest in superior home cinema sound? Search no further than Sony’s E880 3D Blu-ray DVD 5.1 channel BRAVIA system, perfect for anyone wanting to upgrade their standard HDTV surround output. With 2 HDMI ports, 3D compatible, Internet streaming video through your TV, iPod docking station, tallboy speakers and 1000W of power, this is a superb design and worthy of any living room space! Price: Online price £499.99 Incl Vat Where: Available to order now at Sony Centre, Lower Precinct Coventry city centre

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All products available on our website at www.hifix.co.uk

BOSE LIFESTYLE 235 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM The Bose LIFESTYLE® 235 system fills your room with dramatic performance that makes your entertainment come alive

BOSE ACOUSTIMASS 5 III STEREO SPEAKER SYSTEM With the Bose® Acoustimass® 5 Stereo Speaker System enjoy a roomful of music without a room full of equipment

BOSE COMPANION 5 MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM The Bose® Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system is engineered to deliver the excitement of surround sound content right at your computer

BOSE BLUETOOTH HEADSET The Bose® Bluetooth Headset is the first Bluetooth headset from Bose and does what others can’t: It lets you hear and be heard

BOSE SOUNDDOCK ORIGINAL DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM BLACK Get BOSE® quality sound from your iPod® or iPod Mini. Simply dock and play to fill the room with vibrant, detailed sound that will revolutionize the way you experience your iPod

BOSE ACOUSTIMASS 6 III HOME CINEMA SPEAKER SYSTEM The Bose® Acoustimass® 6 speaker system works with your surround sound components to bring spaciousness to your favourite music and films

BOSE COMPUTER MUSIC MONITOR SYSTEM SILVER The Bose® Computer MusicMonitor®, is the finest two-piece computer speaker system yet. It was created to satisfy the growing number of computer users who: enjoy music and other entertainment from their laptops and PCs

BOSE IE2 IN EAR HEADPHONES The Bose® IE2 in Ear Headphone is a standard two bud design which is best suited for an iPod or other MP3 players for people on the move

BOSE SOUNDDOCK PORTABLE DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM BLACK inc FREE BAG The Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system reproduces music with fullness and clarity unmatched by other battery-powered iPod speakers

BOSE COMPANION 3 MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM The Bose® Companion® 3 Series II multimedia speaker system delivers top-of-the-line stereo performance from all your computer entertainment

BOSE MOBILE IN EAR HEADSET Like all Bose® headphones, the Bose Mobile in-ear headset features proprietary audio reproduction technology that delivers impressive low frequencies from small headphones without artificial bass boost

BOSE AE2 AROUNDEAR HEADPHONES Immerse yourself in your music with the improved audio performance of the Bose® AE2 audio headphones

Frank Harvey HI-FI EXCELLENCE

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FEATURES | DAYS OUT IN THE CITY

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1 Coventry Cathedral Coventry Cathedral is arguably Coventry’s most famous landmark and is packed full of fascinating history which is perfect for keeping both kids and adults entertained for hours at a time. Learn fascinating facts about the Blitz, and uncover some underground secrets that thousands of city residents are not even aware of with group tours and bookings available now. Voted the nation’s favourite 20th century building, the modern church of St Michael rests majestically next to the blitzed ruins of its 12th century predecessor, both serving as part of Coventry’s famous three spires. Take a trip through time today and discover an exciting and exhilarating experience in beautiful surroundings. For opening times and admission prices visit: www.coventrycathedral.org.uk or call 024 7652 1200

2 3 Coventry Transport Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

With thrills, nostalgia, inspiration and education, the Coventry Transport Museum will take guests on a surprising and emotional journey through 150 years of innovation! With over 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 94 motorcycles, 25,000 models and around 1 million archive and ephemera items, you are sure to have a great day out at one of the Midland’s best attractions. Café and shop on-site, free admission.

Located in the cultural heart of Coventry city centre, next to the historic Cathedral, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has undergone a recent £20 million redevelopment. Home to eight permanent galleries displaying various collections, the Herbert is also home to the History Centre, media suites, a shop, café and four temporary galleries displaying large-scale touring exhibitions from around the world. Entrance and the majority of events and activities are free.

For more information visit: www.transport-museum.com or call 024 7623 4270

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Priory Visitors Centre And Undercrofts

Planet Ice Arena Located in the city centre, Coventry’s Planet Ice Arena has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned skater, Planet Ice has a session to suit you. The Planet Ice Arena is also host to regular events and is the home venue for Coventry’s Elite League ice hockey team, the Cassidy Coventry Blaze. For prices, opening times and events please visit: www.planet-ice.co.uk or call 024 7663 0693

DAYS OUT IN THE CITY | FEATURES

In 1999, the site of Coventry’s first Cathedral was excavated and archaeologists found the remains of medieval buildings which had remained concealed for hundreds of years. Some of these artifacts have been reburied, whilst others are now housed within the Priory Visitor Centre to help tell this amazing part of Coventry’s history. Also discovered were the Priory Undercrofts; stone rooms, doorways and passages which are now open for visitors to experience by guided tour. For more information please visit: www.prioryvisitorcentre.org or call 024 7655 2242

Check the website for all the latest details and events at www.theherbert.org or call 024 7683 2386

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Belgrade Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre features an 850 seat air-conditioned main auditorium which plays host to a fantastic programme of acclaimed touring productions and shows throughout the year. This summer, ‘the Jungle Book’, ‘Shaun’s Big Show’ and ‘the World’s Greatest Michael Jackson Experience’ are all available to entertain theatre fans young and old. With convenient city centre parking and local transport links, this venue is perfect for a summer day out.

4 Coventry Sports Centre Facilities at the Coventry Sports Centre include a 50m Olympic pool, leisure pool with flume, rapids, slide and baby beach area, Wellness gym and health membership. There is also state of the art fitness equipment, sauna, steam and spa area, squash courts, indoor football and badminton. Booking is recommended for certain activities, crèche on site. For the latest information and prices, please visit: www.coventrysports.co.uk or call 024 7625 2525

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St Mary’s Guildhall Death, intrigue, scandal and spilt custard…are not compulsory when you visit St Mary’s Guildhall, but can be discovered in more than 600 years worth of stories from the finest medieval guildhall in the country. Located in the city’s historic Cathedral Quarter, the magnificent medieval interiors and fine artworks will offer a window into Coventry’s glorious past, letting you experience the city’s historic wealth absolutely free. For all the latest information, visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/stmarys or call 024 7683 3325

For more information visit: www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055

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FEATURES | DESERT ISLAND DISCS

MUSIC

GAMES

Bon Iver - Bon Iver Released 20.06.2011

Beyonce - 4 Released 27.06.2011

Following the release of hit record, ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ in 2007, Bon Iver are back with their second, self-titled release. This hotly anticipated album is sure to rocket the band’s success even further with a UK tour to follow in the autumn. Recorded in lead singer, Justin Vernon’s home town of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, fans are sure to love this musical extension of Iver’s previous award winning release. For a laid back, unique listen this summer, this exciting album is it.

Following a 6 month break from the record industry, Beyonce Knowles is back with her brand new album, ‘4’. Since November 2010, Knowles has worked hard to both write and produce this eagerly awaited new release which incorporates a variety of genres to produce her notoriously popular sound. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Michael Jackson and put together by some of the industry’s top producers, this new material from the R&B sensation is sure to please.

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Out Now The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D takes the Nintendo classic - one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made - and returns it to the Nintendo 3DS system with the added depth and realism of stunning, glasses-free 3D visuals. Buy now at HMV and GAME, Coventry city centre for Nintendo 3DS from £34.99.

Gears of War 3 Available 20.09.11 Arcade Fire - Scenes from The Suburbs Released 27.06.2011

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor - 10th Anniversary Edition Released 27.06.2011

Arcade Fire have undoubtedly been the band of the moment with their massive success launching them from strength to strength in the past few years. The band are back with a special edition of their award winning 2010 release, ‘The Suburbs’ which has won numerous awards worldwide including ‘Album of the Year’ in both the US and the UK. This brand new edition features a 30 minute production put together by Spike Jones; inspired by the Canadian bands latest release this short film is a must-see for all Arcade Fire fans. To watch the trailer, visit www.arcadefire.com

Grammy award-winning songstress, Alicia Keys is back with a special release of the album which first propelled her into international stardom. The 10th anniversary edition of hit record, ‘Songs in A Minor’, which sold over 11 million copies worldwide now comes in a deluxe, 2-CD/1-DVD edition featuring bonus tracks, demos, live performances and more. Favourites such as ‘Fallin’ and ‘Girlfriend’ are all featured which are bound to delight fans, new and old alike.

As the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad, you are Marcus Fenix. Set eighteen months after the fall of the last human city in “Gears of War 2,” the war against the Locust rages on, but a new enemy has emerged. Deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat, the Lambent, is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades. Preorder now at HMV and GAME, Coventry city centre for Xbox 360 from £39.99. Limited editions available.

Colbie Caillat - All of You Released 11.07.2011 After topping charts worldwide, singer songwriter Colbie Caillat is back with her third release, ‘All of You’. Recorded in California, Caillat’s new album is a guitardriven, sunny pop record ideal for relaxing to during long, hot summer days. Co-written by those who have worked along side the likes of Beyonce Knowles and Leona Lewis, this new release is bound to delight laid-back pop fans; following her huge success in America, Caillat’s chilled out style is a sure fire hit!

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DESERT ISLAND DISCS | FEATURES

Discs! Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception Available 04.11.11 A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival.

Why not drift away with these top fifteen releases guaranteed to have you stranded on the sofa or lazily relaxing in the summer sunshine all day long!

MOVIES

Tangled DVD/Blu-Ray Out Now Disney presents its 50th animated classic, and a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement and adventure of this magical motion picture. Available now at HMV, Upper Precinct Coventry city centre, from £11.99.

Black Swan DVD/Blu-Ray plus Digital Copy Out Now Award winning Natalie Portman is Nina, a New York ballerina consumed with the art of dance. This twisted thriller plays on guile, sensuality, seduction, grace and innocence to portray a troubled and bitter rivalry with herself. A compelling and complex narrative, this superb, dramatic and epic production will leave you shivering with excitement at every pace! Available now at HMV, Upper Precinct Coventry city centre, from £9.99.

Preorder now at HMV and GAME, Coventry city centre for PlayStation 3 from £39.99

Star Wars Complete Saga 9 Disc Blu-Ray Set Available 12.09.11

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Available 08.11.11 Modern Warfare is back. On November 8th, the bestselling first-person action series of all-time returns with the epic sequel to the multiple Game of the Year award winner Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Preorder now at HMV and GAME, Coventry city centre. Multiformat from £44.99. Limited editions available.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Available 11.11.11

All six movies of the Star Wars saga (Episodes I-VI) are together for the first time in one collectable set.This ninedisc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.

The Incredibles Blu-Ray Available 27.06.11 From the creative minds behind the Toy Story films and Ratatouille comes this hilarious, action-packed animated adventure about a seemingly ordinary family with an incredible secret. Experience it like never before in Bluray™ High Definition! Available from HMV, Upper Precinct Coventry city centre, from £17.99.

Available from HMV, Upper Precinct Coventry city centre, from £69.99. Disney’s The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Available October 2011

Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that marks the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people.

The ‘Circle of Life’ is complete once again with the phenomenal Disney classic The Lion King making a triumphant return this autumn with Disney Diamond Edition status. With tons of special features, a brand new roaring HD makeover with Disney Digital in 7.1 channel surround sound and a breathtaking journey of love, loss and humour, this is an essential purchase for anyone who loves quality, family Disney animation.

Preorder now at HMV and GAME, Coventry city centre, Multiformat from £39.99.

Available from at HMV, Upper Precinct Coventry city centre, from £17.99.

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FEATURES | COVENTRY IN BLOOM

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of England in Bloom campaign for 2011; CV One, the City Centre BID, English Landscapes and all our other partners are taking this opportunity to raise awareness about this year’s entry, and promote a greener, friendlier and safer city centre for everyone to enjoy.

After winning gold for Coventry in the large city category both in the 2009 and 2010 awards, we’re looking to achieve even higher standards for our campaign in 2011. Why not share your garden pictures and stories with us, and we will post the best online in our Autumn Gallery at visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk Send your photos to CV One, 8 Hay Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RF or email your entries to us at marketing@cvone.co.uk.

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busy day at work than by spending some quality time in your own little paradise. With tons of ambitious ideas and handy, inspired tips and tricks for getting the most out of your garden, why not try out some of these blooming beauties!

Get creative with a variety of wild flower, hanging basket and beautiful bedding plant seeds available from Wilkinsons in Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, and Coventry Market. For a bright and vivid splash of summer colour choose Marigolds, Impatiens, Sufinias, Begonias, Geraniums, Lobelia, ForgetMe-Nots and Fuschia to add a touch of rainbow variety to any border. The Farmers Market in Market Way Coventry every second Thursday of the month provides high quality, locally sourced plants all year round. Go wild with some herbaceous planting and perennial selections that

will come back year after year, providing a natural and continuous amount of colour even throughout the winter months. Conifers and Ferns really add a refreshing and revitalising lift to any plot of land, with trickling water features and lavish ponds creating a safe haven for wildlife. Add a touch of class with some old English roses, or a wild herb garden full of the sweet scent of mint, sage, parsley and lavender. Need some inspiration, why not check out some of the gardening books on offer in WHSmith or Waterstones for some top notch ideas, or tool up with spades, forks and trowels from Coventry Market.

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FEATURES | OUTDOOR FURNITURE

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FEATURES | FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

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s Director of City Services and Development at Coventry City Council, Martin Yardley continues to build a better and brighter future for Coventry residents and visitors alike. With work covering areas as diverse as street cleansing and highway maintenance to the implementation of a challenging £9bn regeneration agenda, the next twelve months will be crucial in the build up to the Olympic Games 2012, which sees Coventry proudly participating as a co-host city.

We took time out to discuss some of the more important questions surrounding Coventry’s multi-million pound regeneration…

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Which areas of Coventry’s city centre can we expect to see redeveloped within the next two years? Work has just started on the redevelopment of Broadgate. It’s our finest square, much loved by local people and really deserving of the transformation that is now underway. It will be ready in time for us to welcome the world for Olympic football – but that’s not all – we will also have closed two subways to create a better route from the railway station and also de cluttered other parts of town to show off some of the oldest and finest buildings. We have approved a plan for a new £50 million development on the former sorting office site. It will include a new supermarket, student accommodation, heath centre with swimming pool and a better connection into town and on to the Canal Basin – one of Coventry’s best kept secrets. We are also working with our development partner to shape the first proper phase of the central shopping area redevelopment – covering Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade and the Barracks car park. In light of the new developments, how do you foresee the proposed changes increasing footfall to the city centre? We currently punch well below our weight when it comes to attracting people to shop or enjoy their leisure time here. But we know what local people want – and I believe the developments that are underway now will help us to sell the city to new investors and developers. We don’t want to get rid of anything that works now – but we do need to provide a better range of shops, including the independents and local traders. We are all attracted to places where we can watch other people and we are creating spaces and places that people can enjoy.

How do you intend to entice those from local competing destinations? People that already come here from outside the city end up returning. What we need to do is to shake off the perceptions that are held by people who have never been here. With more Olympic activity taking place here in 2012 than anywhere else outside London and the 50th anniversary of the new Cathedral; lots of people will visit us for the very first time. They are assured of a warm welcome and I hope they will go away with a positive impression. There are 450,000 tickets to sell at the Ricoh and therefore 450,000 chances of getting people to visit the city and come again. How will these changes affect the people of Coventry? I really hope the current changes will help to restore some pride in the people of this fine city. Of all the places I have been, Coventry has a unique and resilient character and the city and its people have proved that they can reinvent themselves. I have no doubt that we will do it again – and that local people will embrace the changes. What can local people expect to see happening within the new space you’ve created within Broadgate? Broadgate is the perfect location for a full range of events – and it has been designed to be flexible enough to accommodate virtually anything. When we asked local people what they would like to see in there – markets and live music were top of the list – so we will definitely put on all of these. But it could just as easily be a beach in the summer, an ice skating rink at Christmas or even the venue for schools events. What effect will the Broadgate developments have upon public transport here in Coventry? Our original plan for Broadgate included a road for buses, but it’s now pedestrians because that’s what local people told us they wanted. The great thing about this city though is that it is compact – most places are walkable so buses won’t be far away. We have also listened carefully to older people and people with mobility issues and by creating a bus hub in Ironmonger Square – we will ensure we get everyone to the top of the hill – with easy access to Broadgate and West Orchards.

How will the proposed changes encourage a thriving night time economy for Coventry city centre? The changes are aimed at making the city centre a more attractive place to visit. We want to encourage more events into the city centre, more quality bars and restaurants boosting the night time economy and making it a safer environment for people to enjoy in the evening. Coventry does have a fantastic cultural ethos and we want to embrace this and provide a city centre that works for everyone. One that we can be proud of day and night. What are Coventry’s future plans for the city centre post 2012? 2012 is set to be a fantastic year and one that sets us up to really make a difference. Developers are already showing an interest and we will be pursuing them hard to invest here and create a better and more thriving city centre for everyone. I also hope by the end of next year – or the beginning of the year after we will be ready to start redeveloping the south side of the city centre with a new and big name retailer. What has been the highlight of your career since arriving in Coventry? I have loved my time at Coventry so far, it’s a city that gets under your skin – in a good way. As for highlights – there have been loads – but probably the best two have been the Severn Trent relocation here – it went through planning in record time, it’s a fantastic new building and its brought more than 1,500 new jobs to the city centre. The second has got to be all the projects we are working on now ready for 2012 – the sporting side of course – but more exciting for me is our work in the city centre which will create a real lasting legacy for local people.

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The Frisbee was originally designed as a tin pie plate in the 1870’s. It was a marketing scheme to encourage homemakers to see the name “Frisbee” on the pie tin and think how much easier it would be to buy a pie instead of making one. Every minute of the day, around 900 million tonnes of rain falls on the Earth. Mosquitoes are insects that have been around for 30 million years. They have chemical sensors that can detect mammals from 100 feet away! No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

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Our Summer times are from 22nd July until 5th September session times are 10am-4pm daily.

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