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Issue 27 June/July 2014

THE LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW EDITION! A WEEKEND OF RETRO STYLE The Cleethorpes Classic Car and Vintage Festival FOLLOW THE HERRING Major touring exhibition on the way to the Minster CLEETHORPES CARNIVAL Filling the streets with colour, music and fun once again

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NEW WRITING IS ESSENTIAL Interview with Sara Beasley of Breakwater Theatre GREAT LOCAL MUSIC Three new CD releases by local performers reviewed FASTLINE FISHERIES Quality crab & lobster DANMAT MOTORS Find them on the web

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t’s Lincolnshire Show time and we’re happy to be attending once again. This year is the 130th show and it promises to be a really special event. To celebrate we’ve got a feature on great Lincolnshire food, plus a look forward to the Cleethorpes Classic Car Festival, the Carnival, Barton Bike Night, the Follow The Herring Tour at Grimsby Minster and an interview with a local actor Sara Beasley of Breakwater Theatre. That seems like quite a lot so we hope you enjoy the magazine!

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Lincolnshire Fine Foods

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The Lincolnshire Food Festival 2014

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Follow The Herring comes to Grimsby Minster

We talk to Sara Beasley of the Breakwater Theatre Company

A weekend of retro style and motoring

Bikes of all kinds - from classic scooters to Harley choppers

Welcome to the food county. It’s got more than just sausages!

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From mobility aids to lifestyle villages

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Cleethorpes Carnival 2014 Filling the streets of the resort with fun, music and colour

Business Round Up What’s happening with local businesses

Motoring So what is engine remapping exactly?

Music We look at some new recordings by local artists

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In The Know Your indispensable guide to what’s going on where you live

Follow The JUN JUN JUN 2 8 7 6 2 2 Herring!

A major touring theatre project about the lives of the herring lassies is on its way to The Minster

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largely forgotten part of Britain’s cultural history will be remembered at Grimsby Minster from June 26th-28th when Follow The Herring, a co-production between The Customs House Arts Centre and Guild of Lillians Theatre comes to town. It’s a multi faceted tour, celebrating the fishing, boat building and knitting heritage of the east coast and centred on an interconnected exhibition and theatre performance. For almost 100 years, women from fishing communities in the North East and Scotland, known as herring lassies, followed the herring fleets down the coast, meeting the catch and gutting, salting and barrelling the fish.

THE HERRING LASSIES

In the the 19th 19th century, women In women from fromalong alongthe theeast eastcoast coast of Scotland Scotland and England, of England, the the ‘herring ‘herringlassies’, lassies’,would would follow the the herring fishing follow fishing fleets fleetsdown downthe thecoast coasttoto meet the the catch catch at at each meet each port port of ofcall. call. When the the women women arrived When arrived at at their theirdestinations destinationsthey they worked long long hours, hours, often worked often from from7am 7amuntil until9pm, 9pm,until until the day’s day’s catch catch had had been the been dealt dealtwith. with.They Theyusually usually worked outside outside with worked with no no shelter, shelter in in crews crews of ofthree, three, gutting the fish and packing them in barrels gutting the fish and packing them in barrelsininspiral spiral tiers, with more than a thousand fish in each barrel. tiers, with more than a thousand fish in each barrel. It was hard graft and a barrel filled incorrectly would A barrel filled incorrectly would lose the women lose the women money – nevertheless, they regularly money – nevertheless, they regularly filled around filled around 100 barrels a day. 100 barrels a day. Dressed in their trademark uniform of floral pinafore, Dressed in their trademark uniform floral long rubber apron and rubber boots, of they wrapped pinafore, long rubber apron and rubber boots, they their fingers with cloth for protection against their wrapped theirWhile fingers cloththe forwomen protection sharp knives. inwith England, lodged in against their sharp knives.houses, While but in England, the guest houses or boarding they returned women lodged in guest boarding houses, from work so messy andhouses smelly or they would be kept but they returned worktosoleave messy and smelly in separate rooms from and made their boots and they would be kept in separate rooms and made to clothes outside. leave their boots and clothes outside. The herring boom peaked before the First World War, The herring peaked before theuntil Firstthe World but the girls boom continued to find work 1960s, War, the girlsstocks continued find work whenbut dwindling made to their role obsolete.


IN THE KNOW Grimsby was one of the towns on their route and now it has been chosen as a venue for a performance, song and visual arts event commemorating the lives of the herring lassies and the traditions which grew up around them. The exhibition is titled Coat For A Boat and features a full scale replica of a traditional fishing coble, draped in a knitted cover and filled with woollen herrings, which knitters across the UK will be encouraged to send in, so that the boat becomes increasingly full of fish as the tour progresses.

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The tour will also feature a production of Get Up And Tie Your Fingers (for an explanation of the title see the panel on the page opposite) by Ann Coburn, which will bring together a professional cast with a choir of local singers. The play is a fictional account of the lives of three women, set against the backdrop of the 1881 Eyemouth fishing disaster, the worst fishing disaster Britain has ever seen, with the loss of almost 20 ships and 189 men. Entire families and communities were destroyed as the herring lassies could only stand onshore and watch. The hand knitted set and staging for the exhibition will be custom made for the Minster performances and local knitting, craft and arts groups have worked with visual artists, curators and set designers on its design and creation. To find out more about Follow the Herring or for ticket information, please contact Lee Beckett at Grimsby Minster on 01472 358610 or visit the Minster website.

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IN THE KNOW Ebony is 4 and she lives in Brigg. Last year she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, which is a childhood cancer. It’s quite a rare condition – about 100 children a year in the UK are diagnosed. She’s had chemotherapy and stem cell therapy and surgery and at present she’s doing very well but her treatment is hard work and it involves a lot of travelling. It’s tough on Ebony and it’s tough on her family but they keep smiling through.

a great night of entertainment plus the chance to help raise money for a really worthy cause at the Central Hall

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t’ll be a big night of music and comedy at the Central Hall on Friday June 27th when singer and performer Michelle Palmer raises the curtain on a fundraiser show for 4 year old Brigg girl Ebony who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma. There’s a top line up of entertainers on the bill with award winning artists from all over the UK. As well as Michelle Palmer herself there’ll be performances from performers such as Elton John Tribute ‘Rocket Man’ Andy Crosbie, swing singer Gary Grace, Skegness based vocalist Colin Star (as seen on Living TV’s Four Weddings), comedy rock vocalist Steve Dell. Upcoming boy band Unscripted will be

showing what makes them one of the most hottest up and coming acts on the pop circuit and there’ll be guest appearances from celebrities including movie actors Marc Zammit and Dean Maskell, actress Lucinda Rhodes and Miss British Empire competitor. Samantha Overend. There’ll also be a raffle with some great prizes and most importantly of all Ebony herself will be there to enjoy the show being given in her honour. Tickets are on sale now from the Central Hall Box Officein Duncombe Street Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm or call 01472 355025 and they’re only a tenner! That’s got to be the best value in town!

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On this page clockwise from top left - just few of the performers who will be donating their time and talent to Ebony’s show - Colin Star, Andy Crosbie, Gary Grace, Michelle Palmer, Unscripted

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Bismillah! Top Tributes Mercury Bring An Audience With Queen To The Central Hall

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Over the last decade Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. They’ve performed to sell out audiences across the world, from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca to the Millennium Stadium. With the extraordinary Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May this 10th anniversary tour will feature fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign. Tickets are £15 (OAPs and under 16s £12). They can be purchased from the Central Hall Box Office on 01472 355025 or from their website www.grimsbycentralhall.org

There’s no doubt about it - there’s a lot going on in Grimsby and Cleethorpes and we like to reflect that in The Peoples. Space is always limited in print however so we’ve introduced a new web edition which has all our regular content plus loads of extras. It gives us lots of space to run reviews, features and photos, plus interviews and a regular column from local artist and DJ Tracey Edges. You can find the web edition by visiting our Facebook page - you could even give us a like while you’re there!

A night of the music of Queen

The Funny As Folk Festival - All Sorts Of Fun For All Sorts Of Folk .....

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Voces8 have a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to Jazz and Pop and they’re heard regularly on TV and radio. Their album Eventide was number 1 in the UK Classical Chart for two weeks in February. They’ll be visiting the Minster on Wednesday 11th June at 7.30pm and tickets are just £12 (free for accompanied children under 16 years of age) from the Minster Office (on 01472 358610) or on the Minster website.

Clare Teal To Headline The Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 2014 At McCormack’s Bar

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Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 2014 will run from June 27th-29th and the good news is that having received Arts Council funding the future of the festival is secure for the next three years! There’s a new venue - McCormack’s Bar - and an outstanding line up of musicians who will certainly make it a weekend to remember. There’s music to suit every taste, from new gypsy jazz sensation Remi Harris to festival favourites Dave Newton and Alan Barnes. Vocalist Clare Teal headlines the Saturday night bill and international rising star Gabrielle Ducomble and vocalist Georgia Mancio also feature, alongside Grimsby Jazz favourite Liz Fletcher. The line up also includes the Enrico Tomasso/Roy Williams Quintet, The Weave, Krzysztof Urbanski Quartet and top Irish pianist Phil Ware. The weekend ends with the Robert Fowler Big Band playing an evening of the music of cool jazz saxophonist and arranger Gerry Mulligan. Weekend Tickets are £80, Day Tickets £36 and they’re available from Gill Wilde on 01472 873730 or by email from gillwilde@gmail.com or Off The Beaten Tracks, Louth 01507 607677

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If you’re in the mood for a weekend with a difference why not give the Funny As Folk Festival, at Cabourne Parva from July 11th-13th a try? It’s a hybrid festival with a dizzying array of music, comedy, theatre, street performance, art, crafts and general shenanigans that’s sure to have lots to suit everyone. There’ll be rain battered statues, chainsaw jugglers, wandering minstrels and someone in a stripy top trapped behind an invisible wall! Comedy will come from Andrew O’Neill, the UK’s foremost heavy metal, vegan, transvestite stand up and The Sleeping Trees Theatre while there’ll be music from Poor Old Dogs, The Howling Lords and Screamin’ Miss Jackson and The Slap Ya Mama Big Band and lots of others. Add in great food, buskers, kids’ activities and lots of craft sessions and it sounds like a weekend not to be missed. Full weekend tickets are £60 adults and £40 teens when purchased in advance. Details on Facebook or online at www.funnyasfolk.co.uk

Local Film Makers Focus 7 Seeking Crowdfunding For Action Film Challenge 2014. The 30 Day Action Film Challenge is an annual competition in which film makers all round the world are given 30 days to produce a 13 minute action movie on a given theme. Last year a team from Grimsby’s Focus 7 film company entered and came second with Havelock, a tale of alien spaceships over the Humber Bridge. This year they plan to enter again but they need to raise the funds so they’ve opened a page on www.indiegogo.com where sponsors, (individuals or businesses), can pledge money to help get the project up and running. Amounts from £1 to £500 are very welcome - and there are some great incentives on offer, depending on the amount pledged. They need £1700 so why not find them on Facebook, follow the pledging link and help to get a Great Grimsby film project off the ground.


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“New writing is vital. It’s what keeps the theatre alive.” The Peoples talks to Sara Beasley of Breakwater Theatre

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ara Beasley is an actress and co-founder of the Breakwater Theatre Company. She has appeared in films and TV shows including Emmerdale, Shameless and Scott & Bailey. How did you become interested in and involved in the theatre?

other events. They’re not highbrow, just down to earth characters, the kind of people who made the town what it is today. I also perform in street theatre as part of the Giddy Aunts and as the keeper of Clarence The Camel. Keep an eye open for us along the prom during the summer. Tell us about Breakwater. What makes it special?

I’ve been interested in the theatre since I was a child - I was a member of the Laceby Pantomime Group for many years. Eleven years ago I decided to give up a clerical job at Grimsby College to study for a drama degree at the University of Lincoln. After I graduated in 2006 with a first class (hons) degree I was offered a short internship with ELDC Arts Development. Once that ended I concentrated my efforts in becoming a professional actor. What’s been the most exciting thing you’ve done? I’ve recently been working on the new Girls Night Out film, which features Rupert Everett. It’s about princesses Elizabeth and Margaret sneaking out of the palace on VE night. We had some cold nights filming on Trafalgar Square and in Hull for that one! I also played the part of Lady Doughty in the recent Grimsby Chums film. You’re involved in lots of other projects as well? I like to be busy! I have two characters that I developed based on interviews with local people - Phyllis the Braider and Betty the Barmaid - and I frequently perform as them at local festivals and

Breakwater was founded by myself and Andy Evans who is a writer. We also have lots of help from Ben Parkes and Joseph Parfrement. It’s an adult theatre group that aims to encourage and perform new writing. We announce a theme and invite contributions from authors who are welcome to interpret it in whatever way they choose. Most of our writers are local but we’ve had contributions from all over the world. Our current theme is Smoke And Mirrors. Andy has recently started up a monthly writers’ group and welcomes anyone with an interest in writing. To find out more call the number below. How important is new writing to theatre? New writing is essential – new writers are what keeps theatre fresh and exciting. There is always a demand for new voices. Breakwater Theatre’s next show will be Smoke And Mirrors at The Warehouse in Freeman Street on Wednesday 16th July at 7.30pm, tickets £5. Breakwater can be contacted online via www.breakwatertheatre.co.uk or through Facebook or Twitter or by phone on 07928 104257.


Vote for The Visitors! Local novelist nominated for a prize at the Edinburgh Book Fesival!

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n our last issue we ran an interview by JosieAnn Gray with local author Rebecca Mascull whose novel The Visitors had just been published by Hodder & Stoughton. The book tells the story Adeliza Golding, a deaf blind girl, born in Victorian England on her father’s hop farm who lives in a world of darkness and confusion; her only company being the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. It’s a story of friendship and adventure, a heartbreaking love story and a compelling ghost story. We’re now delighted to be able to tell you that The Visitors has been nominated for the First Book Award at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and what makes the award particularly special is that it is voted for by members of the public. So don’t be shy - if you read and loved The Visitors as much as we did get your computers fired up and get voting people! To vote for The Visitors go to www.edbookfest.co.uk, follow the link to the First Book Award voting page.

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Cleethorpes Classic Car and Vintage Festival tea room or visit the 1950s beauty bar for a little pampering. There’ll be lots of stalls selling classic clothing and fabulous jewellery, a burlesque show from the Cat’s Pyjamas and music from the likes of The Moggies, The Finks, The House Shakers and hip hop steampunk Professor Elemental.

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Grimsby fish is of course legendary but it’s not just a centre for cod and haddock. The local smoked fish was awarded protected geographical indication status by the EU in 2009 and the fish docks are also home many specialist salmon firms and to boats dedicated to the crab and lobster harvest, supplying top quality shellfish to customers all over the continent. There are also a wide range of artisan cheeses, including not just the deliciously peppery Lincolnshire Poacher from Alford but also many others such as Market Rasen’s Lincoln Blue and the Cote Hill range from Osgodby and on the sweeter side of things let’s not forget Lincolnshire plum loaves, each made to the baker’s very own secret special recipe and the centuries old favourite Grantham gingerbread.

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LINCOLNSHIRE FINE FOODS

Many of these producers sell in through the network of farm shops which exists throughout the county, making Lincolnshire fine produce and fresh or organic foods available to everyone, whatever their locality. We could go on a lot longer – we haven’t even mentioned the excellent restaurants and hotels which We told our good friends at Seafish about our Lincolnshire Fine Foods feature and asked them if they could suggest a recipe idea that would really celebrate the great taste of Grimsby seafood - and of course they came up with the goods.

Halibut with Goat’s Cheese Mash Prep time: 4 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 2 portions of halibut fillet 250g potatoes 70g goats cheese 70ml milk 1 small red pepper diced 1tbsp baby capers 12 black olives 6 asparagus spears 1 orange Scotch bonnet chilli pepper (thinly sliced) 100ml good quality olive oil Basil leaves 1. Boil the peeled and chopped potatoes for 10-15 minutes. While they are boiling, put the

diced pepper, along with the capers, olives and chilli pepper in a frying pan with the olive oil, place over a gentle heat and allow to tick away for about 5 minutes. 2. Boil or steam the asparagus for about 5 minutes and add to the frying pan. 3. Drain and mash the cooked potatoes adding the goats cheese as you mash them and using enough milk to achieve a creamy mash. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Grill or fry the halibut fillet until just cooked. 5. Spoon the goats cheese mash onto the centre of the plate, place a halibut fillet on top and spoon around the warm peppers, olives, oil, etc. Arrange the asparagus and basil leaves on top or as desired, and serve.

the county has to offer, nor the many craft breweries and wineries or the fabulous bakers, chocolatiers, confectioners and preserve makers – but we’ve said enough to make the case that Lincolnshire is a county that’s all about food and where quality really matters.


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Local foodies have some tasty treats in store at Meridian Park, Cleethorpes once again this year as The Lincolnshire Food Festival returns with another mouth watering mix of foods from local, regional and national producers. Last year's event was attended by more than 5000 people and organisers hope to build on that success this year by making the 2014 festival better than ever! The team have been busy working behind the scenes to bring celebrity chefs to the resort once again and are asking all local food producers, caterers and artisan food businesses to get in touch. Already confirmed are the Love Food Roadshow, local hog roast company Hog and Rooster and Lymn Bank Farm Cheese as well as many others. This year's festival takes place on the 6th and 7th September 2014 and if you would like to take part please contact Linda on linda@hpssevents.co.uk or visit the website at www.lincsfoodfest.co.uk

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t’s not often you see a boat in a coat outside of the world of Dr Seuss so it was fascinating to pay a visit to the Grimsby Minster today to take a look at the exhibition that accompanies the visit of the Follow The Herring project. The boat in question is a full size herring wherry decked out in a magnificent blue and red suit and it’s a fantastic sight especially when the sunlight streams in through the church windows and illuminates the sails. There are also several kits of knitted herring and an ocean of underwater creatures and vegetation on display, all setting the scene for this weekend’s performances. The Follow The Herring performance, which tells the story of the herring lassies who followed the herring fleets down the east coast gutting, salting and packing the catch will be performed on June 26th, 27th and 28th. Tickets are still available so for further details or to book contact Lee Beckett on 01472 358610 or visit the Minster website.

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UPDATED LIVERY FOR HEATH & HYGIENE FLEET VEHICLES They already have some of the smartest vehicles in the area but Heath & Hygiene decided to go one better when they took delivery of their new vehicle. Featuring the same silhouettes and brightly coloured geometric shapes as previous incarnations this version has the artwork set out on a gleaming black background which certainly catches the eye as it drives around town. It’s an all local creation too - with the vehicle from Great Coates Motors, graphic design by Kinetic, a full van wrap and stickers by J Cody Signs of Grimsby, electronic equipment by Lincs Radio and interior fittings by Van Ply of Cleethorpes.

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Top left - Daddy Rules cushion by Rebecca Winter from RawXclusive Below left - Karlsson vintage wall clock from Occa-Home Right - Tea towel and oven glove by Rebecca Winter from RawXclusive

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Occa Home Below centre - The Garambola beanbag collection by Mille Couleurs - a fantastic stylish leather beanbag based on

the shape of a star fruit. Right - The ‘Natural History’ glassware collection by Hanne Enemark from Vessel Gallery


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NEW MUSIC

Amy Naylor: A Brave Thing

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There’s not much doubt who stole the show at the Cleethorpes Folk Festival - step forward the ridiculously talented singer songwriter Amy Naylor whose Sunday afternoon set brought the crowds to their feet. The songs on this album are a mix of folk and pop with nods to contemporary urban music and they feature great melodies and strong lyrics all delivered with a remarkable poise by a performer who is clearly going places. Twelve tracks here and they’re all great but our favourite is As The Sun Rises which reminds us of Juliet Turner. Available via Facebook.

The new offering from the Godfathers of Grimsby Folk finds our heroes in fine fettle, sharing writing and vocal duties on four new songs which deal with subject matter ranging from the history of the Grimsby Chums in the poignant Coddy’s Letter, to the fragility of relationships in People Are Not Granite, a song of love lost. Poet On The Wing is a tribute to the universality of love, while The Questions offers a heartfelt hymn to human dignity and resilience. Roger and Richard can be found on Facebook and they’ll sell you a copy of the EP there.

Havelok the Dane is a folk opera setting of the story of Danish hero Grim and his rescue of the child Havelok. Merlin’s Keep have brought the story to life to remind the current generation of Grimbarians of their heritage and the hero who gave the town its name. Featuring songs, story telling and poetry, it’s part history, part folklore and part magic. The piece was premiered at Grimsby Minster (see image below) and a special limited edition libretto and CD is available to purchase online for £10 plus p&p from www.merlinskeep.co.uk

If you’re a local band or singer with a new album out or a big gig coming up drop us an email and we’ll try to review it either in print or in our online edition.


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