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And welcome to summer. As the magazine goes to press the temperature outside is 25 degrees and rising. By the time this issue comes back from the printers and starts distribution it will probably be snowing again. We’ve got some great competitions running on our Facebook page at the moment so if you fancy a free trip to see Craig David or UB40 or a weekend at the Beverley Folk festival or Burton Agnes Jazz then please stop by there and leave a comment or a like on the relevant images. We’re at the Radio 1 Big Weekend soon - there’ll be a report and pictures in Issue 52. Until then have fun, stay warm and don’t overdo the barbecue food.

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UB40 HEADLINE MERIDIAN PARK SHOW IN JULY

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n our last issue we featured the visit of Craig David to Meridian Park but since then we’ve had further announcements including a second fantastic day of music featuring the mighty UB40, All Saints and the deeply dippy Right Said Fred who play on Saturday 15th July. Since forming in Birmingham in 1978 UB40 have had more than fifty singles in the UK charts and have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. Their concerts have earned them a reputation for being one of the best live acts in the country and fans are assured of a great show featuring all the hits and more, including the likes of Red Red Wine, Kingston Town and Can’t Help Falling In Love. 1990s girl band All Saints had a string of hits including Lady Marmalade, Bootie Call and Never Ever before splitting in 2001 but they’re back together and better than ever and they’ll be bringing their own unique style to the event as will Right Said Fred who are sure to be way too sexy for the Prime Meridian. It certainly promises to be a great weekend and you can get more details by visiting the Meridian Park Facebook page.

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Home Country Ward Thomas The Engine Shed, Lincoln 25th May 2017

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redible British country music artists tend to be somewhat thin on the ground but with the arrival on the scene of Hampshire based duo Ward Thomas, (made up of sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas) it certainly looks as though UK fans might have some top drawer home grown talent to cheer about for once. Call it the Nashville effect or the C2C effect, call it the Whispering Bob effect, but British country music is on the up. Ward Thomas have two excellent albums to their names including Cartwheels, a UK number one album earlier this year, (and not the UK country charts either, the real proper chart), recorded in Nashville with Bobby Blazier and Chris Rodriguez, who have worked with Wynonna Judd and Shania Twain respectively and they have a deal with Sony who appear to be prepared to invest some serious effort in them. It’s pretty clear where Ward Thomas see their trajectory and it’s right up there where Taylor Swift is leading the way. They certainly write terrific country pop songs, not those huge lumbering epics that some country artists prefer but sweet little songs about love and aspiration and their voices are superb, with just the right amount of heartache and Southern twang without it getting silly. So for my part their show at Lincoln Engine Shed is about

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finding out whether they can carry it off live and the answer is that they can do it in style. Extra security checks mean that we only get to see the last couple of songs from openers Wildwood Kin which is a shame because from what little we heard their harmonies were terrific, particularly on their cover of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s Helplessly Hoping. They’ve got a packed schedule of summer festivals on the way and if you get the chance to see them you should definitely take it. Whatever the little bit of magic is that turns country music into gold Ward Thomas have oodles of it and then some. They take turns at lead vocal and their four piece band are as sharp as you could wish and they switch between the Roadhouse style bluesy swingers and the softer ballad style numbers easily, performing an acoustic section mid show by way of variety. Highlights include Town Called Ugley which recalls The Mamas & The Papas Creeque Alley, Cartwheels and the new single Material and they round the show off with Push For The Stride, the opening track from 2014’s From Where We Stand, probably the first Ward Thomas song that many of the crowd tonight heard and just about the perfect way to finish. It’s a song full of platitudes, I’ll give you that, but it’s a song that gets even the most curmudgeonly of us, (that would be me), tapping their toes and as we leave we’re all smiling and singing as we scour the pavement for an authentic looking stalk of corn to chew on.


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magine the best party you ever went to. Perfect venue. Great music over four stages. Excellent food. Add in some fairground rides and your favourite radio personalities to make the whole thing go with a swing. Arrange it so it’s free admission (albeit with some minor ticketing and transport expenses). Then arrange for the sun to shine like it’s never going to stop.

Facing page top: Rita Ora on the main stage on Sunday Facing page below: JP Cooper on the Where It Begins stage on Saturday Overleaf: A superb set from Emeli Sande on the main stage on Saturday

Add that all together and you’ve pretty much got the Radio 1 Big Weekend which this year came to Burton Constable Hall, just outside Hull, as part of the City of Culture Celebrations, and in the opinion of many, the highlight of the whole cultural shebang. The Peoples was lucky enough to get an invite and we were treated to fabulous performances by the likes of Little Mix, Rita Ora, Lorde, Kasabian, Imagine Dragons, Rag’n’Bone Man, Haim and of course the headliners, Kings of Leon and Katy Perry. What more could you wish for? Well Alt-J, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sande, Clean Bandit and Stormzy would be a start.

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The line up offered something for all tastes, from synth beats to rock, from pure bubblegum to grime and hip hop, and from electro-folk to seventies disco (that last one courtesy of the extraordinary Christine and The Queens, all the way from France and absolutely brilliant). Of course with such a line up spread over a huge field you can’t see everything and you can be sure that everyone missed at least one of their favourites, but hey that’s festivals for you, and at least at this one you could be sure that whoever you were missing them for was probably pretty great. Above: Dua Lipa wowing the second stage on Sunday Left: Too cool for old school - James Arthur knockin’ ‘em dead on the main stage on Saturday Overleaf: Katy Perry - superb on Saturday night

Of course it was all happening within the week of the Manchester attack and while no-one was going to let it dampen their spirits it was ever present, the elephant in the field. People were cautious and surprisingly well behaved. I didn’t see any trouble at all during the whole weekend and police reported no arrests. Security was tight at the perimeter but once you were in it was unobtrusive and everyone was helpful and the minutes silence was incredibly moving even to an old cynic like me. I felt really sorry for the guy near me who didn’t realise it had started and who suddenly laughed and swore loudly, only to be angrily shushed by everyone around him.

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It was a day dominated by pop and all the better for it. I don’t get to shoot a lot of chart acts. I see a lot of punk and heavy metal and lo-fi and alt-country but pop just seems to pass me by so seeing the likes of Little Mix, Lorde and Clean Bandit was a big thrill. Above: Little Mix were stars of the main stage on Sunday Left: Sunday headliners - rock superstars Kings of Leon Overleaf left clockwise: AnneMarie, Shawn Mendes, Kasabian, Blossoms Overleaf right: Biffy Clyro

In the end it was the women what won it. Some I’d seen before like AnneMarie who played her own set early in the day in the Where It Begins big top and then came onto the main stage to join Clean Bandit for Rockabye. She gets better every time I see her. Some, like Dua Lipa and Charli XCX were new (or even news) to me but they were great and real ear openers. Highlights? Well it seems a bit redundant to even talk about them because it was one highlight after another all weekend. Best new (to most people) band: Life who I could only hear and not see from my position backstage. A great Hull band on their way to the top and with a new album out. The Amazons were good too. Best new (to me) band: Alt-J. How did I manage to go this long without listening to Alt-J? I remember all the praise heaped on An Awesome Wave but for some reason our paths never crossed. I’m ashamed to admit that with the

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keyboard reference for a name I think I assumed they were another of those techno acts that play laptops and dance on tables. Anyway the good thing is I now have a new favourite band. Best playing laptops and dancing on tables: Galantis and The Chainsmokers joint winners. Impressive balancing skills. Most awesome vocal: Rag’n’Bone Man. The man is a genius.

Previous page: Norwegian popstrel Zara Larsson opening the main stage on Saturday Left: Galantis Above: Rag’n’Bone Man, one of the highlights of Saturday Overleaf: Lorde delivered a spectacular set on the main stage on Saturday

Best dancing: Lorde. I’m going to practice till I can do it too. Lorde also gets the most photogenic performance award. I could photograph Lorde all day and never get bored. Nicest surprise: Little Mix. Little Mix pretty much sum up the kinds of bands I don’t get to see but they were great, even if they did get themselves temporarily thrown off the iPlayer. Ah, the exuberance of youth. Best bubblegum bubble blown live on stage: Nathan Followill, drummer from Kings of Leon. Impressive size and symmetry and great breath control, blowing, bursting and retrieving all in perfect time to the music. And the highlight of the weekend? Well that has to be Katy Perry. She brought the set from her world tour with her and just lit the evening on fire. It’s a fact that some performers don’t give it a hundred percent for festival stages, but Katy Perry gave it everything. Sensational. I can’t remember ever seeing a performance so perfect. So thanks to Radio 1 for arranging the best party Hull has ever seen and if you could arrange to bring it back next year that would be just great.

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f you’re a gardening enthusiast then the chances are you’ll be considering attending one of the big garden shows this summer. Chelsea is the queen of them all of course but the trip to London can be a tiring one (not to mention expensive) so you might like to consider other options for getting your flower fix this year. At Hough’s of Lincolnshire they run trips to many of the major events in the horticultural calendar and they’re always great value and much less tiring than driving yourself! Even more so since they took delivery of their new 2017 Scania touring coach offering 57 reclining seats, hot drinks facility, WC, air con and 3 point seat belts. It’s the height of luxury and simply the perfect way to travel to see what’s new in the gardener’s world.

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So many wonderful things to see and do at the Lincolnshire Show 2017!

apiary, (that’s bee keeping to you and me, no apes involved), farriery (we think that’s shoeing horses) and chain saw sculpture as well as canine obedience, and a visit from the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. That certainly sounds like

something for everyone so let’s hope that the weather stays fine and we’ll see you there for one of the best days of the Lincolnshire year! You can get more information and tickets at www.lincolnshireshow. co.uk.

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keeping an eye on things Neighbourhood Watch Caxton Theatre June 3rd - 10th 2017

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f you like your comedy a little dark and with some political edge then the Caxton Players have just the thing for you this week as they present Alan Ayckbourn’s 2011 work Neighbourhood Watch. It’s not quite satire, because the targets are too far down the political food chain, but it is an indictment of the quotidian prejudices and false assumptions that blight contemporary society. The Caxtons have been particularly prescient to put the production on during an election campaign in which the levels of so called ‘fake news’ have never been higher. The moral of the play is that if you tell people what they want to hear, which is mostly confirmations of what they already believe, (correctly or more usually incorrectly) then you won’t go far wrong. On an upmarket estate whose back gardens offer a view down the hill to the local council estate (a place of dread for the characters in the play, filled with nameless horrors and working class people) a newly arrived brother and sister hold a sparsely attended housewarming. Here they meet a terrifying cross section of their new neighbours, including monomaniacal retired security consultant Rod (brilliantly played by Chris Dempsey), bewildered Welsh cuckold Gareth ( a terrific performance from Bruce Forster and the ill matched couple next door Luther and Magda (Kieron James and Tessa King who manage to be both disturbing and disturbed by turns). The event culminates in a nasty case of mistaken identity, an assault and the theft of a clarinet (you didn’t see that coming), and the end result is increasing discontent on the hill, leading to the setting up of the titular neighbourhood watch. So far so gentle but it’s here that the piece takes a surprising turn as the watch soon develops into a fascistic local policing system complete with road blocks, stocks and a public morality code. There’s a lot of sexual tension threatening to boil over too, particularly in the growing romance between Liz Drury’s sirenic Amy and Dean Wright’s Martin but there are other undercurrents too that don’t reveal themselves until later. It’s a bit like Neighbours meets 1984 with hints of Abigail’s Party in the mix for good measure and if it sounds like it’s all going to end in tears, well by Jesus it does. All the cast are excellent and Debra West’s direction keeps the pace running just nicely so it doesn’t become too confusing and it’s certainly never dull. There aren’t many jokes as such but you’ll be hard pressed to find a more ironic and knowing piece of comedy on offer anywhere. Definitely worth a visit.

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PROVING THAT YOU CAN’T BEAT A NICE CUP OF TEA

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE REAR INTO GEAR CAMPAIGN

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here was lashings of lovely tea and of course some superb homemade cakes at The Pelham Suite on Sunday June 4th when the venue hosted an afternoon tea to raise money for the Rear Into Gear appeal in aid of bowel patients. Everybody had a splendid afternoon and plenty of funds were raised at the event which was organised by Teresa Jackson, Louise Salt and Anne Appleton (photo above right). The Health Tree Foundation, the official charity of Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals, has launched the appeal aimed at raising money for new keyhole surgery equipment. The money will be used to buy two new state of the art laparoscopic theatre stacks for Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and Scunthorpe General Hospital enabling surgeons to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients undergoing bowel cancer and bowel related illnesses. The camera systems on the new equipment will deliver extremely high quality images for surgeons. Louise Salt, colorectal specialist nurse, said: “This will be the first of many events we have planned to raise money for this appeal. We are also hoping local people will back us and hold their own fundraising events to support us.” There are lots more events on the way in aid of the Rear Into Gear campaign but you can also donate through their Just Giving page which is at www.justgiving.com/ campaigns/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/rearintogear

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RIRE OF THE YEAR CLASSIC FRENCH FARCE

ON THE WAY TO THE CAXTONS It’s been a great year for comedy at the Caxtons so far and the laughter looks set to continue with their next production which brings Boeing, Boeing by Marc Canelotti, the most performed French play ever, to the theatre. The play has been a global favourite since its first production in 1961 and features Parisian lothario Bernard, who has British German, and American fiances, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 29th July COMEDY TRIPLE BILL presented by the Baroque Theatre Company Saturday 2nd September to Saturday 9th September PEOPLE Written by Alan Bennett Directed by Jane Stolworthy Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October INTENT TO MURDER Written by Leslie Sands Directed by Steve Skipworth Saturday 25th November to

Saturday 2nd December TREASURE ISLAND: A CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME Written and directed by Rob Till

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ou could have been forgiven for thinking you were seeing double when a group of local mums and dads took their babies on a sponsored walk from The Discovery Centre to the Meridian Line on Sunday 4th June. The walk was organised the Grimsby The group is calling on other parents whose children have been cared for Twins group, a social support group by the unit to get involved and help for parents of twins. raise money. Leanne Raynor, mum of 21 month The twins group meets every old twins Willow and Myla, said: “The Wednesday at the Riverside Surestart neonatal unit is close to all our hearts. We want to help other parents, who like Centre, Sorrel Road, Grimsby between 11.30am and 1pm. Anyone us, have spent time on the newborn wanting further information about intensive care unit with our babies. We the group can call Leanne on 07710 spent nearly 10 weeks there so it feels like home.” 619456. Money from the event will be donated Ryan Harper, father of nine week old to The Health Tree Foundation (HTF). twins Pippa and Harriet, said: “You don’t know what goes on behind the Its Little Lives fund gives money to the doors until you need the services. The newborn intensive care unit to help nurses are there throughout. One day, make a difference to local parents and their babies by granting wishes. Kirsty, my wife was really poorly so If you would like to organise your was not able to see the girls so the nurses took photos and printed them own fundraising event please contact Lauren Alexander on 03033 304514 out to show her at her bedside. The or lauren.alexander@nhs.net little things they do mean a lot.”


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There’s a fine night of poetry and jazz in prospect when A Grimsby Fish Tale comes to the Central Hall on Friday 14th July. The work is a tribute to the fishermen

who were instrumental in feeding the nation and protecting it in times of war and features music from the Alan Barnes Octet and words from Grimsby poet Josie Moon. Tickets are £13.00 in advance and will be £15.00 on the door. Book online or call the Box Office on 01472 355025.

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PENTATHLON CENTRE PROPOSED FOR ST JAMES SCHOOL As part of the Mayor’s Charity Challenge St James School held an invitational duathlon, consisting of running and pistol shooting, and it was certainly an event that was enjoyed by all who took part. The shooting discipline was organised using laser pistols by representatives of Pentathlon GB and they told us that the school is under consideration to become a pentathlon centre of excellence for training young people to compete for the UK. We certainly had a terrific afternoon at the event and we’ll look forward to seeing more pentathlon and triathlon on the local sporting calender in the near future.

THE MODERN PENTATHLON The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport made up of five different events: fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m cross country run. It has been a core sport of the Olympic Games since 1912. A world championships for modern pentathlon has been held annually since 1949. The discipline was devised by the Baron de Coubertin, creator of the modern Olympics, to simulate the experience of a 19th century cavalry soldier behind enemy lines who may have to ride an unfamiliar horse, fight enemies with pistol and sword, swim, and run to return to his own soldiers.

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OCEAN COLOUR SCENE & THE FRATELLIS AT ZEBEDEE’S YARD IN AUGUST

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usic fans on the South Bank may have noticed the name of a new Hull venue appearing with increasing frequency on posters in the media – Zebedee’s Yard. Opened in 2015 and doubling up as a car park by day the yard has gained a reputation for some of the most exciting music events in the area (including Primal Scream and Flaming Lips gigs in June) and in August they’ll be hosting a line up that includes indy favourites Ocean Colour Scene and The Fratellis. OCS formed almost 25 years ago in Birmingham and since then they’ve have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song.

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They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date. From their days as Breton shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single Sway) to million selling Britpop superstars (Marchin’ Already bumped Oasis’ What’s The Story from the top spot in 1997) to being long term touring allies with Paul Weller, OCS have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of modern British rock music. They also have a reputation for excellent live shows. Support comes from The Fratellis, back with a vibrant, typically tune rich new album, Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied. There aren’t many bands who, a decade into their recording career, can sustain a profile that manages to be both “cult” and “commercially vibrant” but The Fratellis manage it in style and of course they’re responsible for one of the most popular of indy rock anthems - Chelsea Dagger - possibly the most sung along to tune in the world, capable of uniting even the biggest of sports venues in song when it comes over the tannoys. It certainly promises to be a great night and tickets are available as detailed on the page opposite.

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JEFF LYNNE BRINGS ELO TO THE KCOM STADIUM

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ull’s year as UK City of Culture has already brought some fantastic music events to the city and now one of the biggest stars of UK music, the legendary Jeff Lynne, will be bringing his ELO to the city. The globally renowned group, known for their epic live shows, will perform a headline concert at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday July 1. With a distinctive style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have had 26 UK Top 40 singles to date selling in excess of 50 million records worldwide. The group continues to go from strength to strength with last year’s platinum album, Alone In The Universe a

runaway success both commercially and critically. This year has also seen All Over The World – The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra tip more than one million sales. Widely regarded as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Jeff was also a member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty and has produced and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles. Support comes from Tom Chaplin who is touring the UK and Europe throughout 2017 as he embarks on a solo career following huge success as the frontman of English pop rock band Keane. The Hull concert is being presented as a collaboration between music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and the Hull UK City of Culture team. Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull 2017, said: “Having ELO confirm their plans to come to Hull in 2017 adds to what is turning into an amazing year of music for this city. Hull is already a brilliant place for music and we are thrilled that it is attracting more talent during its UK City of Culture year.”

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KNIGHTS TRAIL CELEBRATES THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF LINCOLN

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he year is 1217. It’s May. King John has been dead for six months and although Henry III has been crowned he has been unable to secure his hold on the country. The Baron’s War rages and much of England is under the control of an invading French army. Lincoln Castle is one of the only remaining strongholds for the King, holding out for the royalist cause under the command of a formidable lady constable, Nicola de la Hay and supported by William Marshal, Guardian of the Realm and regent to King Henry. So the scene was set for the Battle of Lincoln, one of the most important ever fought in England. If the Royalists had lost, England would have become part of France and our king would have been Louis VIII. Instead the Plantagenet dynasty ruled for another 250 years. To commemorate the battle the City of Lincoln has organised the Knights Trail, a self-guided trail with 36 unique sculptures across Lincoln city centre. It takes you through the story of this pivotal moment in history following the locations of the Battle of Lincoln through the city. You can find out more about events to commemorate the Battle of Lincoln at www.knightstrail.com or www.visitlincoln. com


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Dance Is Life Strictly Star Giovanni Pernice brings his new show to the Auditorium

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ocal dance fans are in for a double treat on Thursday July 13th when BBC dance heartthrob Giovanni Pernice brings his new show to the Grimsby Auditorium because he will be joined by the newest star in the terpsichorean firmament, Dianne Buswell. Dianne has been on the Strictly equivalent Dancing with the Stars, in her home country of Australia, as well as performing on Broadway in Burn the Floor. The show is called Il Ballo e Vita, that’s Dance Is Life in English money), and it not only tells a story of love, lust and passion, but also, gives the audience an insight into Giovanni and all things Italian. It’s directed by the one and only Jason Gilkison, creative director on the hit BBC show and performing alongside Giovanni and Diane are leading lady Luba Mushtuk choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing, Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard all of Dancing With The Stars Ireland, and Robert Rowinski, champion of Dancing With The Stars Poland. Tickets are available via ents24.com or through the Auditorium Box Office on 0300 300 0035.

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The good people of Hull turned out in force to welcome a man who has become synonymous with a sound, achieving a celebrity not unlike that of Brian Wilson, as the guiding light and chief creative force behind one of those bands who had maybe slipped our minds for a while but for whom the zeitgeist has returned so that they’re probably bigger now than they ever were in their heyday. Nostalgia? We’ll leave that for another night. This was simply a joyful celebration of everything that’s fine about great pop music. Yes the hits kept coming. Yes mums and dads, and some of their mums and dads too, were up and dancing away, (in many cases pretty well) but there were plenty of kids ometimes you leave a show with a review almost written in your mind already. and grandkids present and many times the biggest Sometimes you can’t think of a word to cheers were for lesser known songs from the ELO say. And sometimes you just leave shaking your canon, such as Rockaria or Can’t Get It Out Of My Head. head gently and thinking did I really just see that and how am I going to describe it to people When I Was A Boy from 2015’s Alone In The Universe who weren’t that lucky. wass well received, as were The Travelling Wilbury’s Handle With Care and Xanadu, which most of us The visit of Jeff Lynne’s ELO to the KCOM Stadium remember as an Olivia Newton John song (although in Hull on Saturday July 1st was one of the latter kind, not just great music but a light show that would ELO wrote and played the soundtrack and Lynne provided paranthetic vocals on the original). have been worth going to see in its own right plus excellent support from the Shires and Ben Chaplin, Technically it was a masterpiece. How do they get the music to sound almost exactly like the original formerly of Keane.

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c venue is ose to the quayside. emmed in by an warehouses . It might sound practice it works e it’s probably e summer ty of Culture d be nice if it could d for the future eds an pop up great and slightly album cuts in a football ground? Heaven knows, but they do. As for the staging, well what can you say. One of the widest stages I’ve ever seen, so much so that they set it along one side of the stadium and not a the goal ends, equipped with huge davits full of lights, screens that towered into the night sky, and surmounting it all the red, yellow and blue disc of the ELO spaceship which emitted lights and clouds of steam as appropriate during the course of the evening. Of course the hits are what people have come to see, and why not, and there are plenty of them from Evil Woman, near the beginning of the show to closer Mr Blue Skies, for which we all stand singing ‘the sun is shining in the sky’ into the blackness and while it’s true that there isn’t a cloud in sight that’s because it’s too dark. By the end of the show Lynne and the band have done just about enough to remind us what a unique sound they have/had and so they finish with a neat and dirty version of Roll Over Beethoven. It’s like saying “Look I fooled you all. It’s just rock and roll really.” And it may well be, but it’s great rock and roll.


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Don’t Let the Robots Eat Me (not in Hull anyway) The Flaming Lips Zebedee’s Yard , Hull 25th May 2017

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ull’s newest music venue is Zebedee’s Yard, close to the quayside. a car park by day, hemmed in by the backs of Victorian warehouses and office buildings. It might sound unglamorous but in practice it works just great, and while it’s probably destined to be a one summer only thing for the City of Culture celebrations it would be nice if it could continue to be used for the future because the city needs an pop up venue like this. It certainly makes a great and slightly disorientating backdrop for The Flaming Lips,a band for whom great and slightly disorientating are the rule rather than the exception and they give us a show that certainly makes it into my top ten ever, an explosion of music, colour and joy whose psychedelia is only enhanced by the venue’s anachronistic red brick bowl. Everybody’s favourite young fogeys, Public Service Broadcasting, are the main support, equipped with tech and traditional instruments in equal measure and dressed as if they knew the yard’s buildings when they were young. It’s the first time I’ve seen them live and I’ll admit to sometimes harbouring grave suspicions about bands that play computers on stage. I’ve vented them in QRO reviews on occasion, so I’m ashamed to admit that I have relatively low expectations of PSB. In my defence I’ll just say that it takes about fifteen seconds to realise that they aren’t what I’m expecting at all. No crouching over the decks


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gesticulating like they’re communicating in some sort of sign language for the constipated. No dancing on tables. None of the shouting “Come on Hull make some fucking noise” which usually passes for literacy for players of the Apple Mac and related instruments. Their complex weaving of live music and samples is completely thrilling and even if I’m not dancing, (which puts me very much in the minority), I am completely mesmerised. No good asking me about the first few songs because I’m busy with cameras but I spend the rest of the set getting my head round their sound, which takes some time. It’s not until The Other Side, which deploys samples from the Apollo 8 mission, that I start to pick the threads from the complexity sufficiently to understand what’s going on. It’s a great track with the tension rising throughout,like a hundred heartbeats woven into one until it reaches a massive crescendo. Favourite tracks are hard to call because it still all felt very new but Everest, which closes the set, is incredible and when Public Service Broadcasting leave the stage I have a new favourite band.


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And then we’re all set for the main event. As a prequel nets filled with huge balloons are manoeuvred into the gangway at the side of the stage but so bijou is Zebedee’s Yard the crew are unable to get them past the scaffold structure. After several minutes of effort, filled with the sound of popping rubber, they give up and the balloons are distributed to the crowd by way of a human chain. It’s an impressive piece of work. It’s my first live encounter with The Flaming Lips, a band whose shows have achieved legendary status. The previous night they were at Glastonbury, closing things up on the Park Stage. Tonight it’s a car park in Hull. It might seem like a bit of a come down but you have to remember that this year Hull is the official UK city of real, proper culture, and Glastonbury is, as ever, the home of middle class beardy weirdy wannabe culture. It’s difficult to know how to approach a Flaming Lips review. If you’ve seen them before you won’t need a description. If you haven’t then you probably won’t believe me. The balloons having been pretty much eliminated by the end of Race For The Prize, Wayne Coyne, dressed in crimson velvet, is joined on stage by several large inflatable manga characters for a glorious Yoshimi. For the first time ever I miss loads of shots because I am too busy singing along. When There Should Be Unicorns trots in Coyne rides a ten foot luminous equine monocerous into the crowd. It’s a dangerous thing to attempt and the only safety gear with which he is equipped are some inflatable rainbow wings and a pair of fluffy green crocodile feet. If it all sounds a bit predictable then all I can do is promise you that it’s great. The unicorn completes a full circuit of Zebedee’s Yard and Coyne dismounts. After that it all gets a bit weird. The hamster ball comes out for a strangely poignant Space Oddity and there’s a giant rainbow, more confetti cannons than you can shake a stick at, and a large inflatable Fuck Yeah Hull sign which has a much more pleasing symmetry than the previous night’s bottom heavy Fuck Yeah Glastonbury. What’s most important though is that at no point in the whole bizarre process does the quality of the performance ever slip below fantastic. There may be a lot of nonsense in the air but it isn’t allowed to compromise the music. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song is a huge singalong and Coyne seems pleasantly surprised at how many people are able to join in with verses as well as chorus. The show winds up with a storming She Don’t Use Jelly and a tender and lovely Beatles tinged Do You Realize, which has the crowd singing as they leave.


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PROPERTIES AT HUMBERSTON MEADOWS AVAILABLE WITH PART EXCHANGE An impressive range of three and four bedroom homes is now available to buy at Westleigh Homes’ Humberston Meadows development, with a Part Exchange option available to existing homeowners on selected properties. Westleigh’s Part Exchange scheme, which offers buyers a respite from the headaches of selling their own home removes the need to pay agents’ fees and ensures the purchaser secures a home of their choice without the hassle of finding a buyer for their own home. Among the properties still available at Humberston Meadows is the four bedroom Wainwright style home, offering contemporary family living over three storeys. The Wainwright boasts a spacious living room and impressive dining kitchen to the ground floor, whilst the first floor provides three bedrooms, two of which are doubles and one of which has an en-suite shower room, alongside a sizeable family bathroom. The second floor master bedroom is the jewel in the Wainwright’s crown and is also complete with a further en-suite shower room. Three bedroom homes are also available, including the Mayne style home, a modern take on the traditional townhouse. The Mayne’s major selling point is an airy, open plan ground floor with a generous dining kitchen complete with stylish French doors opening onto the rear garden, perfect for the summer months. This home is on the market from £174,950, or £139,960 at the 80% Help to Buy price. Lisa Morris, a member of the Sales team at Humberston Meadows, said: “Humberston Meadows offers the best of both worlds – an idyllic, aspirational suburban lifestyle, with straightforward access to the larger towns nearby. This development offers a great option for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle and settle down. “Humberston offers everything a growing family needs, with schools catering for ages 4 - 18 and a fantastic range of local amenities including shops, bars and restaurants, while Cleethorpes beach is only a short drive away.” For more information on Humberston Meadows, visit the on-site marketing suite, open daily 10:00 to 17:00. Alternatively, visit www.westleigh.co.uk/ humberston-meadows for site plans, prices and a virtual tour of the four-bedroom Buttermere style property. You can also keep up to date with the latest from Westleigh on Twitter and Facebook.

The event began at the Prime Meridian with the launch attended by local MPs Melanie Onn and Martin Vickers and local councillors as well as the ATC wheelbarrow display team The Red Barrows and the Scrubs the Bear, mascot of the Health Tree Foundation. Challenges included carpet bowls in Humberston, swimming in Immingham, curling at the Leisure Centre and squash at Millfields Hotel in Bargate. There was also a visit to the Grimsby Islamic Centre on Weelsby Road before the journey came to an end at The Discovery Centre.

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Continental Style Do you have a big stack of interior design magazines on your coffee table? Do you spend your weekends hauling round design superstores, gazing in awe at the displays? Do you have a collection of catalogues and brochures that you love to get out and pore over when you think that no-one is looking? If you answered yes to any of the above then the chances are you're a design junky, just like us, and you're probably a fan of all things continental too. There was a time when NE Lincs was a bit of a backwater when it came to up to the minute design chic but fortunately that has changed and there are plenty of local suppliers who can help us fulfil our cravings, including Kensway Blinds, with their fantastic range of quality window furnishings and Style Bathrooms with their superb Italian chic. Not forgetting Kitchen Discount of course - superb German craftsmanship combined with top British design. Which means that whatever room you’re thinking of upgrading, you don’t need to look out of town - because there’s so much superb style right here on our doorsteps!

passion for style

 01472 362229/362009 | 23-31 Church Street, Grimsby DN32 7DD

www.stylebathroomsgrimsby.co.uk


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British style and German quality at a surprisingly affordable price

DESIGN & DESIRE

Probably the best kitchens in the world

IN PERFECT HARMONY

Ltdwhat you need and want! Finally there is no need to Kitchen have toDiscount choose(Grimsby) between 49 have Wood Street, Grimsby Our kitchens allow you to it all and at a price you can afford. (off Freeman St, near Wellington St)

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STILL GIVING THE BEST VALUE IN TOWN!

Kensway Classic Blinds FIND US IN PASTURE STREET, GRIMSBY TOWN CENTRE (OPPOSITE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON PUB) At Kensway we offer the best value in town, with prices to suit any budget. So whatever kind of blind you’ve got in mind give us a call and see what Kensway can do for you.

01472 581418

www.kensway-classic-blinds.co.uk


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IN THE KNOW

get your coat on and your needles at the ready for ...

THE BIG WOOLLY W S At A Good Yarn they know how to throw a knitting party and there were quizzes and competitions and some great prizes as well as some delicious refreshments. Congratulations to all the winners - next stop is The Big Woolly Weekend on June 10th & 11th!

aturday 10th June is World Wide Knit in Public Day, the largest knitter run event in the world. It started in 2005 and is now celebrated in 57 different countries. Its motto is “Better living through stitching together”! Sunday 11th June is Yarn Bombing Day, so they’ve been brought together under the banner of The Big Woolly Weekend. The weekend is an opportunity to learn to knit or crochet or to share your ideas and passion for all things woolly and by taking part in the event, you can also help organisations like Knit for Peace UK, www.knitforpeace.org.uk. In our area there will be two events, run in conjunction with A Good Yarn and Riverhead Coffee, who will be inviting participants to come and use the free wool provided to knit bunting which will then be given to the Jo Cox Foundation who will be organising street parties the weekend after The Big Woolly Weekend, and would love to accept donations of knitted bunting www.jocoxfoundation. org. For further information check out the A Good Yarn Facebook page and we’ll hope to see you there!

A Good Yarn

A Good Yarn knitting, crochet and so much more Cambridge St, Cleethorpes 01472 508707 www.agoodyarn.co.uk

A Good Yarn is a wool shop and so much more! It’s also a place to be delighted, inspired, encouraged and supported, a welcoming hub for everyone who loves knitting, whether they’re beginners or more experienced. There are knitting and crochet workshops, a regular crochet and knit club and a range of monthly activities which have covered techniques including beaded and lace knitting and finishing techniques. Kate Roberts is the owner and she’s a dedicated knitter with a real passion for her craft who likes nothing better than helping newcomers to learn the basics. A Good Yarn stocks fantastic brands to suit all pockets and projects but it is more then just your average wool shop. Whether you’re a novice or an expert there’s sure to be something for you at A Good Yarn - just pop in and have a chat with Kate and her team and let’s get those needles clicking.


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WEEKEND

At Friary Stitch in Top Town there was plenty of tea and coffee, a fantastic themed cake and lots of laughter as the braver among the visitors tried their hand at spinning! AT FRIARY STITCH WE STOCK EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR PERFECT PROJECT INCLUDING A SUPERB SELECTION OF PATTERNS YARNS BY SIRDAR, KATIA, JAMES BRETT, KING COLE, ERICA KNIGHT

KNITTING & CROCHET LESSONS IN SMALL GROUPS

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EMBROIDERY MATERIALS GORGEOUS FABRICS INCLUDING THE ENTIRE TILDA COLLECTION - NEW FOUR TIMES A YEAR! SEWING MACHINES BY BRITTANIA AND ALFA A HUGE SELECTION OF ACCESORIES

Friary Stitch Wool & Haberdashery

2-4 Bethlehem St, Grimsby DN31 1JU | 01472 357800 friarystitch@virginmedia.com | www.stores.ebay.co.uk/FriaryStitch

www.friarystitch.co.uk

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Women In Business If you’re a regular reader of The Peoples then it won’t have escaped your notice that many of the most successful businesses in our area are ones which have women at the helm. All over the area some of our favourite shops, service providers, accountants and craft firms are operated by women and they are among the most dynamic and innovative businesses we meet. So here are a couple of pages to say hats off to business women everywhere, but especially locally of course!

making life a little easier

JS J&S Mobility Unit 5, 352 Pelham Road, Immingham

 01469 572649 | Free Local Delivery | Sales, Service & Repair


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If you’re one of those people who have always found saving a challenge then Home Is Where the Heart Is of Wellowgate have just the thing you need to help change the habit of a lifetime. These adorable savings bottles by Pocket Pennies come in a wide range of colours and designs, specifically tailored to help you save for anything from beer and tools to a baby or holiday fund and you always know that once they’re full the only was to recover your money is to break the bottle and start all over again!

Hme is where the heart is 25 Wellowgate, Grimsby DN32 0RA 07720 243075


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Sweet Indulgence it’s time to give your sweet tooth a treat All your favourites everyday!

26a St Peters Ave, Cleethorpes

All your favourites every day including dairy, sugar, gluten and gelatin free sweets and chocolate, plus a huge selection of all the wonderful flavours you remember from your childhood!

01472 697495

www.sweet-indulgence.co.uk sweetindulgence1@hotmail.co.uk

Julie Smith is the proprietor of A&D Curtains, having taken over the reins from her parents, who founded the business more than twenty five years ago. Since taking the helm she has guided the business through some major changes, not least their relocation to the far end of St Peters Avenue (at the Highgate junction), but she always continued to stock only the very best products so when you shop at A&D you know that you’re buying quality.

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Belgian Chocolates Handmade Fudge Tray Toffee Sweet Buffets Sweet Gifts Jarred Sweets Children’s Party Bags and Cones * Decade Boxes 1930s-1990s

Ann Wright at Sweet Indulgence is a dab hand at seeing opportunities where others might only see difficulties and when she was made redundant from BT she looked at it as a chance to take on new challenges. She tried her hand at taxi driving before setting up as a proper old fashioned confectioners, specialising in hard to find favourites, jarred sweets and specialist products such as dairy, sugar and gluten free sweets and chocolates, ideal for those with special dietary requirements.

make your home more beautiful with

A&D Curtains a family business est over 35 years

bespoke curtains & roman blinds free quotations, home visits available a huge range of fabrics to choose from tracks & poles, quality nets & voiles plus a lovely range of giftware! www.adcurtains.co.uk or call 01472 694118 24-26 Highgate, Cleethorpes DN35 8NR


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JD Carpet Binding

Give your carpet the edge with

JD Carpet Binding Grimsby Business Centre King Edward St, Grimsby DN31 3JH 01472 362551 H07508 591646

Josie Dennehy at was told by a clairvoyant that a business opportunity was on the way – and that weekend her son introduced her to her first carpet binding machine! From that point on there was no stopping her and with the assistance of the E-Factor and the support of her husband Pat she put together a business plan and the rest is history. Josie’s an expert in binding the edges of rugs and carpets with high quality wool threads, transforming frayed carpets and off cuts into good as new floor coverings. Her customers have included the London Olympics but she’s proud of the fact that she gives the same attention and care to all orders, large and small. She also provides non-slip matting for rugs and a range of carpet and upholstery services including cleaning, stain guarding and allergy protection.

Military costume is all the rage at the moment and if you’re looking for an outift to make your themed party or 1940s weekend go with a swing, or if you’re joining in the Armed Forces Day celebrations, then Kath and her family team the team at Twinkles are ready to kit you out like a captain!

TWINKLES FANCY DRESS 01472 200127

www.twinklesfancydress.com


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CYCLING EXCITEMENT ON THE WAY AS THE TOUR OF BRITAIN COMES TO LINCOLNSHIRE

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ver the past three years we've visited the Tour de Yorkshire several times and they've been fantastic days out but this year North Lincolnshire will have a major cycling event of its own to enjoy. The OVO Tour of Britain, one of the great events of the cycling calendar , takes place this year between Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th September and North Lincolnshire will be hosting a full stage for the very first time. Stage 3 of this year's Tour of Britain event is on Tuesday 5th September and starts at Normanby Hall and taking in Barton and Brigg, via Ulceby, Kirmington and Elsham, on a 172km route (that's 106 miles in English money) that leads to a finish line in Scunthorpe. There will be 120 of the world's top cyclists taking part and it should be a fantastic spectacle If you're interested in becoming part of any of the tour events you can find out how by visiting the website www.tourofbritain.co.uk/about/volunteer.

BIKE FIX MOBILE CYCLE REPAIR

The Bike Store That Comes To Your Door! ESSENTIAL SERVICE ONLY £25 tune up including adjust chain, brakes & headset, cranks & hubs, lubricate derailleurs, align wheels, tighten all nuts & bolts, check tyre pressures

QUALITY WORK AT YOUR CONVENIENCE no job too small, no more forcing the bike into the car or waiting weeks for the work to be done give us a call for a FREE QUOTE! FR MAJOR EE QUOTES

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 07982 311292  john@bikefixgrimsby.co.uk www.bikefixgrimsby.co.uk


ettridge cycles Giant • Bianchi • Roux • Forme • Land Rover Sales • Repairs • Equipment • Clothing 100 Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2DF  01472 340755 www.ettridgecycles.co.uk Mon-Tues: Closed | Weds-Thurs 9.15am-1pm & 1.30pm-5.30pm Friday: 9.15am-5.30pm | Saturday: 9.15pm-4pm


THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE YOUNG DRIVER OF THE YEAR!

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The competition is run by Young Driver, which is the country’s largest provider of pre-17 driving tuition, having given over 400,000 lessons at more than 40 venues across Britain. Until the end of July, instructors at all of Young Driver’s venues are on the hunt for the best youngsters to put forward to a national final which The search is on for the best drivers from across will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on the country – but unusually, those behind the wheel September 30th. have to be under 17. For more information on Young Driver, to book a In fact, entrants to the Young Driver Challenge 2017 lesson or find out more about entering the Young can be aged just 10, so up to seven years before they Driver Challenge 2017, log on to www.youngdriver. can take their test, or even drive a car on public roads. com or call 0844 371 9010.

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MOT’s & servicing brakes & tyres engine tuning genuine parts used courtesy car (subject to availability) all makes repaired without affecting your warranty Now offering engine remapping Your car’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) is usually set to the default when it’s delivered. Remapping involves complex diagnostics on the engine to find the perfect set up - delivering improved performance and economy.

Will Toyne

25 years of experience with Volkswagen & Audi

 01472 812130 Unit 3, Woodside Park Station Rd, Tetney

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MOTORING

Kingsway Tyres for ALL your motoring needs MOTs | All Tyres | Exhausts Batteries | Air-Con Regas Wheel Geometry & Alignment Custom Engine Remapping Repairs | Servicing

NOT JUST TYRES!!!

TRUCK, AGRI & FLEET WORK

BRANCHES ACROSS LINCOLNSHIRE AND EAST ANGLIA Visit our website for your local depot

Immingham

Scunthorpe

Manby Hall Business Park DN40 2LT Brigg Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AP immingham@kingswaytyres.co.uk scunthorpe@kingswaytyres.co.uk  01469 575177  01724 861251

Retford

Victoria Road, Retford DN22 7DJ retford@kingswaytyres.co.uk  01777 704445

www.kingsway-tyres.co.uk

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The Mayor’s Charity Challenge Launch

THE MAYOR’S CHARITY CHALLENGE LAUNCH AT THE PRIME MERIDIAN There was laughter and determination on display in equal measure when the Mayor of NE Lincolnshire, Cllr Christina McGilligan-Fell launched her Charity Challenge Weekend at the Prime Meridian on Saturday 29th April, accompanied by wellwishers including Scrubs The Bear, two local MPs on a tandem trike and the 195 (Grimsby) Squadron ATC wheelbarrow display team, The Red Barrows. It was all in aid of good causes of course and you might be interested to know that the red barrows themselves, each signed by the corresponding pilot from The Red Arrows, are available to buy. For more details visit the 195 Squadron website or Facebook.


Landscaping Lawn Care Tree Work Fencing Hedges Garden Aid offer a wide range of gardening services including landscaping, fencing, weed control, lawn care, general maintenance and all types of tree work. We also donate 10% of our profits to Age Care Development Uganda, a charity which takes care of elderly people in the Kyenjojo district. So when you use Garden Aid not only does your garden look great but you really are helping to care for two communities.

AID garden caring for two communities 07742 638423 | www.gardenaid.net

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