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North Somerset Edition

February 2020

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Well its February, some say its the month of love. I suppose it is Valentines day 14th and all you love birds will be taking your girlfriend, wife or husbands out for a romantic meal or cooking at home and choosing an early night. Personally I choose to stay in with my lovely wife have a slimming world meal and watch the soaps lol !! Seriously though lots going on in February so check out our events guide for more details. By now we should have also left the EU too and about time if all goes well... Whoops!! I’ve gone and probably jinxed it now sorry folks. Whats your thoughts though on the whole palaver. Let us know we would love to hear your views via email or snail mail. Finally as 2020 is well and truly underway we hope that this is the best year yet for everyone BUT if you want to see whats potentially in store for you this February take a look at our horoscopes page, you never know something spectacular may be in store for your. Have a fantastic month and we will see you in the spring!

This month.. 5. Bristol and Somerset store raises money 6. Your garden in February 8. Blood is blood 9. Whats On: North Somerset 10. Puzzle page 12. Super sweetcorn fritters 14. Is love in store for you this February

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Issue 9 February 2020

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Bristol and Somerset store events raise money for six good causes

Every penny has been raised by colleagues and customers who want to help the store’s current charity partner.

Nearly £19,000 has been raised by Bristol and Somerset co-operative colleagues and customers in 2019 for local causes close to their hearts. Every year, each convenience store part of Southern Co-op, partners with a special local cause chosen by colleagues. he Co-operative Food store colleagues then have a year to hold fundraising events in aid of the cause. In 2019, six different local causes were chosen by the Bristol and Somerset stores including Children's Hospice South West, Clevedon and District Foodbank, Dorset and Somerset Air A mbulance, The Brainwave Centre, The Royal Marines Charity, and Vallis First School. Fundraisers for the charities were held by colleagues at 26 stores including Banwell's Knightcott Road, Bath's Widcombe Hill, Bedminster's North Street, Bridgwater's Stockmoor Park, Bristol's Ashley Down Road, Church Road, Gloucester Road, Longdown Avenue, Redcliffe Street, School Road, Two Mile Hill Road, Wells Road, and Whiteladies Road, Burnham on Sea's Berrow Road, Clevedon's Old Street, Cotford St. Luke's Graham Way, Frome's Nunney Road, Hanham's Memorial Road, Keynsham's Queens Road, Nailsea's Hannah More Road, Norton Fitzwarren's Morse Road, Pill's Baltic Place, Portishead's Port Marine, Stoke Gifford's North Road, Taunton's Wellington New Road, and Yeovil's Mudford Road. Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager at Southern Co-op - the regional, independent co-operative, said: "Each of our stores has a budget which they can donate to special projects but this total is separate.

"A lot of the causes are really small and may simply need help letting people know what they do. Then others have been running for years supporting hundreds of residents in their time of need. "We are so proud of our colleagues who work tirelessly to give back to these causes. Thank you."After a year of awareness days, fundraisers and challenges, 20 of the Bristol and Somerset stores are now in search of their next charity partner. Local causes are invited to apply to become a charity partner in 2020-21 as part of Southern Co-op's ‘Love Your Neighbourhood' programme. The programme aims to create greener, safer, healthier or more inclusive neighbourhoods. Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for Children's Hospice South West, said: "The support we've had from Southern Co-op in 2019 was phenomenal. From sponsoring our Rainbow Run to the teams getting involved and volunteering at our shops, I really can't thank them enough for their enthusiasm and determination to make a difference. "Their fundraising helps support our three hospices across the south west and will help to make sure that we can continue to be here whenever families need us." The stores looking for nominations are Banwell's Knightcott Road, Bath's Widcombe Hill, Bedminster's North Street, Bridgwater's Stockmoor Park, Bristol's Church Road, Gloucester Road, Longdown Avenue, Redcliffe Street, Two Mile Hill Road, Wells Road, Whiteladies Road, Burnham on Sea's Berrow Road, Cotford St. Luke's Graham Way, Hanham's Memorial Road, Keynsham's Queens Road, Nailsea's Hannah More Road, Norton Fitzwarren's Morse Road, Pill's Baltic Place, Stoke Gifford's North Road, and Yeovil's Mudford Road. Causes are encouraged to visit their local store as soon as possible to request an application form. To find out more about Southern Co-op's charity partners, visit www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/ makingadifference/local-partnerships


Your Garden in February If you’re a keen gardener February is a month filled with anticipation. The first signs of life are beginning to emerge as plants shake off their winter dormancy and wildlife begins to wake. Light levels are increasing, temperatures are rising and splashes of colour are beginning to creep back into the garden. Spring is on its way and there is plenty of preparation to do. Prune plants Prune late flowering shrubs such as fuchsia, hydrangea, buddleja and ceanothus. Using sharp secateurs, cut just above an outward pointing bud. Aim to remove about a third of the height of the shrub and try to maintain an even shape. Check other shrubs and remove any dead, diseased or damaged branches to keep the plant healthy. Try to avoid pruning early flowering shrubs until after they have flowered. Give the lawn a light mow If the weather is warm you may need to start mowing. Set the cutting height on your mower to its maximum and only mow when it’s dry. Re-cutting lawn edges will also give an instant lift to the appearance of the garden. Plant shrubs and trees February is the ideal time to plant new shrubs and trees while they are still in their dormant state. Make sure the ground is not frozen or water logged before planting. Stakes and rabbit guards should be put in place at the time of planting to prevent damage to the root ball or bark. It’s also a good idea to check ties and stakes on existing plants and replace, tighten or slacken where necessary.

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Why should you plant them? Welcome in the spring with Camellias-these hardy shrubs have glossy evergreen leaves and display flowers that brighten up your winter. An early riser in terms of plants waking up from the winter snooze. Camellias burst into flower in February just as the rest of the garden is starting to blink its eyes at the sunshine. How should you plant them? Camellias are easy to grow and flower relliably-the most important thing is choosing the right spot. Although a hardy shrub their flower buds are susceptible to frost once they start to develop so plant in a sheltered spot and wrap with fleece when frost is forecast. Camellias like to grow in acidic soil so need planting with ericaceous compost. feed with ericaceous plant food to keep the leaves glossy and green and water well once the flower buds appear-although the flowers wont break until February. The buds will begin to develop in autumn.



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“Blood will have blood.”

Opera in a Box is delighted to be returning to the Loco Klub to perform Verdi’s Macbeth. Asa touring opera company in the South West of the UK aimed at bringing the opera genre to as wide an audience as possible, we encourage you to take all of your preconceptions about opera and throw them out of the window! Experience this tragic tale of greed up-close in our intimate adaptation with our cast of talented performers. In our adaptation, Shakespeare’s dark tale will be performed in the chilling and atmospheric tunnels under Bristol Temple Meads Station. Opera in a Box has set the standard in the South West of up-close and personal operas in unique settings, helping to smash the pre-conceptions of opera that can put off new audience members. We defy you to watch an opera in the same way again! "I have seen the future of Opera, and it works.” (The Magic Flute) “Opera in a Box have won a new fan. Having never seen opera performed live, I went along not really knowing what to expect - and I was mesmerised!” (The Marriage of Figaro) Founding Member of Opera in a Box, Charlie Morris says, “Every production of ours is unique, and built entirely around the concept sharing our passion for opera with our audience (often those who have never experienced live opera before). Our exciting challenge in this production is combine such a well-known story by Shakespeare with the intense music provided by Verdi. Our cast are doing a superb job in bringing their characters to life!” Soprano Hannah Coleman, who is taking on the role of Lady Macbeth in the upcoming production, adds “Often opera-lovers have seen a productions of Verdi’s other opera, like La Traviata, but the music in Macbeth is particularly empowering and involving. Especially the banquet scene, where Lady Macbeth is struggling to keep the celebrations going while her husband is struggling with the realisation of his murderous actions.” Opera in a Box’s production of Macbeth will be performed in a promenade setting, and will require the audience to move through the tunnels and stand for a period of approximately 15mins. There are minimal steps in the tunnel, but the floor is uneven. Please dress appropriately for the venue. Some seating is available on request. A drink and canapé are included in the price as we welcome you to the banquet! Please contact us for specific requirements. The Loco Klub, opposite Yurt Lush, Clock Tower Yard, Bristol. BS1 6QH (duration approximately 2h with interval) Tickets can be purchased from www.operainabox. com


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WHAT’S ON: NORTH SOMERSET Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute - The Playhouse Theatre Event Date: 6th Feb Description: thWith over 20 incredible years on the road, Mercury are well established as one of theworld’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. Venue: The Playhouse Theatre High Street Weston-super-Mare Somerset Charity Rock/Pop Extravaganza Event Date: 8th Feb Description “Raising Cain” and “Corvus” are putting on a fund-raiser for the Williams Syndrome Foundation and the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal. Tickets (£5) are available from Nailsea Barbers, Nailsea Music Shop , the Ring o’ Bells and any member of the 2 bands. Please come along and support these brilliant charities! Venue: Ring O Bells 4st Mary’s Grove, BS48 4NQ Nailsea Under 5’s Storytime 2020 - Clevedon Pier Event Date: 13th Feb Description: What do things mean? How do we attach meaning to things? What would it mean to live without meaning? Venue: Clevedon Pier The Toll House The Beach Clevedon

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Woo at the Zoo Event Date: 14th - 22nd Feb Description: Come along this February half term for a date at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm’s Fun Fete! From coconut shy to our own mini house of mirrors, there will be something for all the family. Venue: Noahs Ark Zoo Farm Clevedon Road Wraxall Bristol Milkshake Live! Milkshake Monkey’s Musical - The Playhouse Theatre Event Date: 15th Feb Description: Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! Venue: The Playhouse Theatre High Street Weston-super-Mare Somerset

Pain and Glory Event Date: 15th Feb Description: February’s offering is Pain and Glory, which critics hail as one of the stand out films of 2019 and is directed by the acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Pain and Glory has been described by critics as a “Film with a meticulous eye as Almodovar revisits familiar grand themes of love, desire, death, forgiveness and reconciliation.” The film showing starts at 19:45pm and includes popcorn (sweet and salted) for sale and drinks including coffee, tea, beers, wines and ciders. All tickets priced at £5.00 Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre Keedwell Hill, BS41 9DP Bristol

Half Term Exhibition - Looking for Meaning - Clevedon Pier Event Date: 15th - 23rd Feb Description: What do things mean? How do we attach meaning to things? What would it mean to live without meaning? Venue: Clevedon Pier The Toll House The Beach Clevedon Fun with Physics Event Date: 16th Feb Description: Fun with PhysicsGuaranteed to amaze all small (and not so small) scientists! Venue: The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare We Mean Biz - North Somerset - Networking Lunch at Backwell House Event Date: 20th Feb Description: Don’t forget - our We Mean Biz – North Somerset lunchtime networking meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month at Backwell House, between 12-2pm. Venue: Backwell House Farleigh Road, Backwell, North Somerset Wedding Fayre at Backwell House Event Date: 29th Feb Description: WEDDING FAYRE AT BACKWELL HOUSE Venue: Backwell House Farleigh Road, Backwell, North Somerset ThankYouNICU Event Date> 29th Feb Description: A musical fundraiser for all tastes to say thank you to NICU for the exceptional care of my granddaughter after being born by emergency c-section weighing only 700gms. Seven local performers and bands take to the stage including the uplifting Rock Choir. Full details and tickets at mspope2.wixsite.com/thankyounicu. or just tickets goto https://www. ticketsource.co.uk/thankyounicu Venue: Tickenham Village Hall



Sudoku Puzzle

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Competition Closes 20/02/20 January Winner Matt Webley All the details of the entrants will be stored for 2 months securely and NOT be shared with any other third parties except for the winner of the competition in which Cineworld will need the details to contact the winner to collect the prize.


We have been emailed a lot recently to add other puzzles to our local magazines. So we have listened to your comments and added a Sudoku puzzle for you to baffle your brains over breakfast or tease your brain over tea time either way I hope you enjoy the new addition just for a bit of fun. Please note this is not part of the Cineworld competition

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Ingredients 25g Plain flour 1 large egg, beaten ½ heaped tsp baking powder 165g sweetcorn, drained or defrosted 4-5 stems of chives or 1 spring onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp vegetable oil


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Is love in store for you this February?

January There may be some hold-ups to your plans or projects, this could be a time to take a good look at these situations and see what you can do to change things. Try and look at things from a different perspective and see if this gives you a clearer view to sorting things out. Keywords: Review and Re-new.

July Be on the lookout for opportunities, especially if it is to do with improving your home environment. It may be an idea to review a few changes to diet, and maybe taking more care of yourself. Keywords: Opportunities and Looking after yourself.

August Look out for new interests or ideas, and at this time it February may be good to follow your intuition and seek advice It seems there are a few changes coming your way, from a trusted friend rather than take everything on this may bring a few hold-ups or obstacles, but will yourself. Be aware of being sensitive to other run relatively smoothly. The end result will be very people’s needs when trying to put your point across. worthwhile and very rewarding. This should help to Keywords: New things and Communication. bring some calm. Keywords: Changes and Renewal September Now could be a good time to start looking at things March you need to get organised. Be aware of not pushing Your intuition would be your best friend at this time, yourself too hard and asking others for help with try to pay attention to it. If possible, stay out of situa- necessary. Try to keep calm and not let things get tions that can bring you anxiety or tension, and try to too much of your time, as you may find it not as seek balance in your life. You may find that you are much fun as it can be. well on the way to organising yourself. Keywords: Organisation, Calm and you time. Keywords: Intuition, Balance, Organisation October April Although this is a good time to start looking at You may be feeling a little restless and looking to decorating your home. If anything this could be a find new things and changes to your life. good time to start clearing and getting rid of a few Be aware of your intuition, gut feelings, as they will unnecessary things. Be true to your own values and stand you in good stead. Try not to take everything ethics and try not to be swayed otherwise. on yourself, and seek support from friends and Keywords: Clearing, and Values. family if needed. Look after yourself, and try to seek balance and harmony. November Keywords: Intuition and Harmony. If anyone around you is being treated unfairly, you’re not needed to try and step-in and bring balance and May justice back. In any given situation, try to be If you find yourself in difficult situations, remember to sensitive to other people feelings and try not being stick to your values and ethics, and also be aware of stuck in new ways. Keeping a balance in all avenues being sensitive to other people’s needs. of your life of your life would be good right now. Your home environment is very prominent at this Keywords: Justice, Sensitivity, Balance. time. It is also your place of calm and relaxation. Try not to get drawn in too much to buying December everything you see. Looks like there could be some good changes on Keywords: Values and Home. the way for you, something may be a few obstacles or hold-ups. You have the ability to deal with most June situations calmly, and without too much stress. Your home and your loved ones are very much on Remember changes can sometimes bring a form of your mind right now. You are possibly already well awakening, and let you see things differently. on the way to organising things. If something starts Keywords: Changes, Obstacles and New ideas. to become a little much, remember to ask family Want to find out more about what’s in store for you or friends for any advice or help rather than taking everything on yourself. this month! Contact Marie on: 07949 800354 Keywords: Home, Loved ones. Disclaimer This zodiac is for entertainment purposes only please do not take the predictions seriously Marie take no responsibility for your actions


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Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Bristol Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.

“Volunteering just two hours at a local collection is a great way to show your support and help us raise money to help make sure that we can be there for more people at the end of their lives.

Volunteers will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.

“Collecting can be a lot of fun too. You can do it on your own or with family and friends, and we will support you every step of the way. Volunteering is also an easy way to get involved in your local community and meet new people.”

In the next 10 years, more than six million people will die in the UK1 and of this number 75% will need end of life care.2 The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide much-needed expert care to people across Bristol with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

Diane Smallridge from Bristol, said: “I collect every year for the Great Daffodil Appeal and it’s a great feeling to be supporting such an important cause. I’ve met so many kind and interesting people along the way - many of whom have directly benefited from the care provided by Marie Curie Nurses in their own homes.”

Helen Isbell, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Bristol, said: “Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure Marie Curie Nurses can care for more people, as well as providing invaluable support to their families.

To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins in return for donations, please visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or contact Helen on Helen.Isbell@mariecurie.org. uk or 0117 9247 275.


Equity Release Myth Busters Here is our guide to bust some of those myths about releasing equity and provide you with some facts:

With a lifetime mortgage, the most popular method of releasing equity from your home, you will not have to sell any part of it to anyone. The lender will release the funds once a charge is secured on your home, the same as a normal residential mortgage you may have had previously, and you are entitled to carry on living in your home for the rest of your life.

“I cannot leave an inheritance for my family” False

“I will leave a debt for my loved ones if I go ahead with equity release” - False

Equity release will reduce the value of your estate it will not prevent you from leaving an inheritance for your loved ones. You can even opt for a guaranteed percentage your home value to be left to your beneficiaries.

This is not the case. Equity release plans now come with a “no negative equity guarantee”. This means you or your estate will never be asked to repay more than the value of your property, even if the amount owed is greater. We will not recommend a plan to you that does not offer such protection.

“If I release equity from my home now I will not be able to move in future” - False Equity release lenders will allow you to move your loan from one property to another. However, it should be noted that there are certain instances when it may not be possible to transfer your loan from one home to the next. The lenders have strict property criteria so you will need to check with your lender to make sure your new home can act as acceptable security. “I will have to hand over my deeds and will not own my own home any-more” - False

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Being the month where The Then there’s the fast-paced thrills of Le Mans ’66, where Matt Damon and Christian Bale must Valentine’s Day makes an work together to create a car equipped to beat the appearance, you better dominant Ferrari. believe that your local Cineworld has a whole host of movies worth falling in love with releasing in February. Emma Ranging from the charm-filled family adventures of a gifted animal doctor, female superheroes with attitude, and the humble tale of a man and his dog, there’s something for everyone on the big screen. Kicking us off on 7th February is Universal’s reboot of the Dolittle franchise. This time featuring Marvel alumni Robert Downey Jr. as the animal-understanding veterinarian, he and his friends are tasked to explore a mysterious island in search of a cure for Queen Victoria’s persistent illness. That very same day sees many a sister doing it for herself, as the Kristen Stewart-starring Underwater and Harley Quinn spin-off Birds of Prey both releasing. The latter follows Quinn shortly after her split with Jared Leto’s Joker, putting together her own team of oddball superheroes to fend off Gotham City’s evil Black Mask. Then, just one week later on Valentine’s Day itself, Jane Austen’s classic 19th century novel about misread love and the folly of youth hits the silver screen, with Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy starring as the titular Emma. Romance not your thing? Another remake arrives in the form of The Call of the Wild just 5 days later, starring Harrison Ford alongside his trusty sled dog surviving in Alaska. Finally, the scares settle in on 28th February with director Leigh Whannell’s take on The Invisible Man. As always Cineworld Bristol l and Direct Local Magazine are giving readers a chance to win a prize. Simply complete the word search on 22 page. Enjoy the perfect date with a loved one this February with a visit to your local Cineworld. With so many must-see movies arriving, it’d be hard not to.


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Exciting event launching Fairtrade Portishead

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We are pleased to announce that special guest Gloria Maria Talavera González who is a coffee and cocoa farmer from Nicaragua, will be speaking at the event. (the photo shows her nurturing her coffee crop – courtesy of Bristol Link with Nicaragua) This event is being held during Fairtrade Fortnight (February 24th – March 8th) and will give the opportunity to learn about the positive impact Fairtrade has on farmers and producers across the developing world. The event starts at 5pm and will be held at Waitrose & Partners cafe in Harbour Road, Portishead. The cafe will be selling Fairtrade coffee, tea and hot chocolate and there will be Fairtrade produce available to sample and experience first-hand. Our recently formed Fairtrade Portishead Group is made up of local residents, Churches Together members, charities and supermarkets and we would welcome involvement from anybody who is interested in Portishead gaining Fairtrade Town status. Contact info@fairtradeportishead.org.uk for more information and to book your place at the event.


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