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DEAR READER Yay! We have finally shaken off the number 13, and for those of you who are sufficiently superstitious, this is surely reason enough to look forward with fresh vigour to 2014. The weather has been doing its best to rain us off and stop play, but we need only look at how much better off we in North Essex have been, compared to other parts of the country, to feel as if luck is indeed on our side this year. But we canâ€™t complain yet of the cold. American weather might at times be a tad unpredictable and dramatic, but this year at least it has hurled us some warmth, mixed in with those storms, so we can only hope the temperatures will hold up for a bit longer. Of course the year will have its challenges, like any other year, but keep thinking positive thoughts and the rest will follow.
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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE …
Spring 2014 will be DanceEast's busiest performance season to date S u pplement
Following an incredibly successful joint Christmas concert – West Bergholt Concert Band took a welldeserved break over the festive season … Kevin Grant of Colchester has challenged himself to run a marathon and raise vital funds for Essex Air Ambulance, the Charity which helped save his son Jordan’s life last April …
Pete's Patch – Monty Don, has recently suggested that to help prevent gardens becoming completely waterlogged, fewer patios and hard standing for motor cars be laid …
The arrival of the New Year brings a series of tough decisions for Colchester racing driver Josh Wakefield …
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TAKE THIS MONTH As everyone strives to be the same, it’s still the individuals who will shine says Polly Enfield The professional sociologists
sharing on Facebook as life is
filled in; all of this is ‘sameness’
have many theories about the
getting largely simpler and more
in natural action; and it might
importance of belonging to the
beg the statement that the end
in-crowd; of enjoying safety
product of evolution
in numbers and not sticking
So was this mankind’s goal?
your individual head above the
Was it so that we could become
parapet if you want to survive.
a row of identical tin soldiers,
But we humans are still a
In the blink of an eyelid, I could
all singing the same tune and
competitive lot, always working
Google it if I wanted to research
marching in the same direction?
out the most effective ways
the idea – but I have rather
We might even find support
of doing things; to find the
sat back and thought about
for this idea in the powerful
most rewarding work; the most
it myself, and I would be very
analogy of the natural world.
satisfying way of progressing
interested to hear back from
Show me a mountain that
through our lives in a way that
Elite’s readers about these, my
doesn’t get eroded over time,
defines success for us; so is this
so it will eventually flatten;
at variance with the above idea
and show me a lake in a valley
of boring sameness?
My theory is that as our
that doesn’t get silted up and
amazing world globalises, it is
No. It is my belief that the
the very sameness of everything
human race does indeed
consumable that has enabled
appear to be heading (with
so much of the rapid social
varying levels of success) to
progress which has defined the last 50-odd years; from standardising measurements like A4 paper and the boxes it fits neatly into, to our being able to eat strawberries twelve months of the year. Wherever we go in the world nowadays, we can rely on getting no surprises at any MacDonald’s restaurant; the entire world is 8
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the idea of the Level Playing Field, where everyone has more equal opportunities to survive and thrive. So are we perhaps finally approaching the starting line of real opportunity, where individuals are more fairly equipped to choose to step up to lead us all forward to the next exciting stage of our evolution?
Fri 7 February Sat 8 February Sun 23 February
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West Bergholt Concert Band Following the incredibly successful joint Christmas concert with the Cavender Singers at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton – which raised over £1,200 for St Helena Hospice – the band took a well-deserved break over the festive season …
near-capacity audience was treated
associates. The grand finale, Irving Berlin’s
to lively and hugely enjoyable
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performances ranging from ‘Frosty
the Singers performing those songs which will
the Snowman’ and ‘White Christmas’
forever be associated with this time of year was
to the beautiful ‘Merry Christmas Darling’ and
a fitting end to what one gentleman described as
energetic ‘Rockin’ Robin’. There were traditional
“the most enjoyable Christmas concert he’d been
carols with audience participation, ably assisted
to in many, many years.”
by the ladies of the Cavender Singers and even the less well-known, ‘I want a Hippopotamus
On Friday 24 January there is an open rehearsal –
for Christmas’ by the Training Band. Leroy
a chance for all you brass and woodwind players
Anderson’s classic, ‘Sleigh Ride’, provided
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On 8 February a free workshop for players of
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traditional carols were sung with perfection
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by Kathryn Cavender and her superbly skilled
this and all future concerts.
Music Education Colchester Ukulele Academy
LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE IN COLCHESTER! Whatever your musical experience, or none, Colchester Ukulele Academy can teach you to play this amazing instrument in a range of styles, says Robin Jennings … Learning an instrument is great fun. It’s
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Focus on DanceEast
Spring Season 2014 at DanceEast The spring 2014 season is now on sale … Spring 2014 will be DanceEast’s busiest
It will include:-
performance season to date. To reflect the spirit of spring; the season of ideas, renewal and birth;
One Night Stands; shows which offer
DanceEast will be introducing a programme
audiences the chance to see the highest
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Family Trio to Run Marathon for Essex Air Ambulance Kevin Grant of Colchester has challenged himself to run a marathon and raise vital funds for Essex Air Ambulance, the Charity which helped save his son Jordan’s life last April … Kevin and other family members will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon on 6th April 2014. Last April, Jordan White fell 30 feet through the roof of a derelict warehouse in Rowhedge, and The Essex Air Ambulance was despatched to give him immediate, advanced pre-hospital care to
L-R: Ben Clarke (HEMS Doctor), Louise Rosson (HEMS
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Since his accident, Jordan has been our inspiration, our hero. Having suffered so much, he has shown
Jordan finally awoke after spending weeks in
a determination which makes me humble and all
a coma, much to the delight of his family who
this with a smile and a sense of humour.
were overwhelmed with emotion at this amazing breakthrough and now, seven months later
We are proud to be raising money for the Air
Jordan is well on his way to recovery, following an
Ambulance – it is an honour to support these
extensive period in rehab.
amazing people whose only safety net is you and other people like you, who support them in
Jordan’s father Kevin, reflects, “I was shocked to
their work. I will never be in the helicopter saving
discover that this amazing service receives no
someone’s life – however by raising money I know
funding from the Government but rather relies
that a very tiny little piece of me is up in the air,
on public subscription.
making a difference.”
Have you always wanted to run a marathon but never had the chance? For the very first time the Air Ambulance has three places for the 2014 Brighton Marathon up for grabs, so if you are interested in taking part we would be delighted to hear from you! Register by 28th February; fee £25; plus a minimum fundraising target of £400 is required. If you would like to take part in the 2014 Brighton Marathon and help support Essex Air Ambulance contact Jenny MacPherson on 0845 2417 690 or email jenny.macpherson@EHAAT.uk.com
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PETE’S PATCH A belated Happy New Year to all readers! Following on from my article of last month, I am heartened to read in Weekend (published each week with the Saturday edition of the Daily Mail) that my hero, Monty Don, has recently suggested that to help prevent gardens becoming completely waterlogged, fewer patios and hard standing for motor cars be laid … says Peter Constable
his would encourage
opinion. He also recommends
January is not normally very
to the soil to absorb
treating all bare soil with
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the rainfall, rather
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than it running off
matter, garden compost and
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should to be planted with
more water retentive. Another
Sadly, not a lot, but time need
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excellent point, especially in
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Community & Health Anglian Community Enterprise
Major blitz launched to help people kick the smoking habit January will witness the most concerted stop-smoking campaign ever seen across north east Essex … Sue White, Anglian Community Enterprise
There’s no one off-the-shelf solution. A trained
(ACE) Colchester and Tendring NHS Stop
member of our team will sit down and talk with
Smoking Service Co-ordinator, said, “We are
the person to see what might work best for them.”
throwing our full weight behind the national campaign by Public Health England and our aim
“Weekly support is recommended for up to 10
is to achieve a record number of local quitters.
weeks. Based on your current smoking habits and
We know many people’s New Year resolution is
smoking history your adviser will help you decide
to quit smoking, so we are going to be offering
which stop smoking medicine will work best for
every possible assistance to them. It doesn’t
you. The sessions will help you manage cravings
matter how many times people have tried to stop
and you’ll get regular carbon monoxide checks to
smoking; we encourage them to try again. There
show how much progress you are making. You’ll
is nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
also be given useful tips on coping with triggers and support to help you avoid
The ACE-run service, funded by Essex County
Council, is one of the most successful in the country and its January campaign will include: • Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) available completely free of charge from participating pharmacies for people who sign up to quit during January with the local smoking cessation service I would urge anyone thinking of quitting to • A leaflet drop to 30,000 homes
call in and see us to plan their campaign.
• The launch of the service’s Twitter account.
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Follow them @ACE_StopSmoking
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Focus on Josh Wakefield
Vital Decisions for Steve and Josh Wakefield The arrival of the New Year brings a series of tough decisions for Colchester racing driver Josh Wakefield (21) and his father, Steve … ensure the right choice is made and even when this is decided he will need to consider which of a number teams running his chosen car he elects to drive with. This diligent process of elimination is time consuming and expensive, involving meetings in different parts of Josh and Steve jostle light-heartedly for the driver’s seat in a
the country but it has to be
new car Steve is considering buying
done if Josh is to be sure he has chosen the best car, best
his switch last season to front-
engineering support and the
class of racing Josh should be
wheel drive Renault in the Clio
most efficient team.
in next season,” explains Steve.
Cup brought a series of mixed
“First of all we must decide what
Steve is now planning to
“When that is settled, we will
fortunes. “I did achieve some
need to look at the various
very satisfying performances
speak directly to Ginetta, the
racing teams competing in that
in the Michelin Ginetta GT4
manufacturers of the cars, to
class and then decide which
SuperCup in 2012 and it is
ascertain what they feel may be
one is the best for him to join.
certainly tempting to go back,
Then there is the all-important
especially after the overall
question of finance, an issue
disappointment of last season
of other teams with which I
which has to be linked to the
in the Clio Cup,” explains Josh.
have good relationships.”
the most suitable alternative. “I’ll also be contacting a couple
commercial support we can generate from sponsors.
Josh’s father’s extensive
It could altogether involve
research and talks with his
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A BIT OF PANTO HISTORY As the panto season draws to a close, have you ever wondered about this strange art form that twists real life on its head? Simply put, a pantomime is a comic play, based
would combine skills in different genres, from
on a fairy tale, which combines song, dance,
acrobatics to music, to tell stories. In 1717,
comedy and cross-dressing to entertain families
Harlequin was introduced from French drama to
at Christmas. It is a predominantly English
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of the time.
date back many centuries. The word ‘pantomime’ comes from Ancient Greek, roughly translated
There is a lot of cross-dressing and playing
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pantomime, had singing and dancing, and told
theatre in Ancient Greece. In England it was only
stories with a strong moral.
in 1660 that women were allowed on stage. Men still played grotesque or older roles that women
Since at least the Middle Ages, whole towns
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would participate in putting on outdoor
to adjust the balance by playing male roles,
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in times when women were not usually allowed
audiences were encouraged to join in. Heaven
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In the 18th and 19th centuries, the adaptation of fairy tales became common, and by the beginning of the twentieth century, elements of the
Pantomime has also been influenced by the
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late Middle Ages tradition of comedia dell’
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troupe of performers
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Focus on Colchester Zoo
Colchester Zoo takes on poachers in South Africa “We’re getting hit on all sides at the moment,” warns Liam Westall, Conservation Coordinator at UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve, South Africa … UmPhafa is a 4,500 hectare reserve in the
when the grass is dry, and a fire can be lit to burn
KwaZulu Natal region. The land had been used
out an area of land. When the new green shoots
for cattle farming, which had destroyed the
appear and the wildlife comes out to feed, that’s
natural habitats for native species of animals,
when the gambling begins.
until Colchester Zoo bought it in 2005. The Zoo’s ‘Action for the Wild’ charity is now working
Attitudes towards poaching are slowly beginning
to rehabilitate the land to its natural condition,
to change. Elephant ivory and rhino horn
helped along with kind donations from individuals
poaching is being seen by some as a threat to
and through the Reserve’s internship programme.
national security, as it has been suggested that these activities are funding terrorism.
Liam explains, “These poachers are seriously militarised outfits and aren’t the sort of guys you
‘Action for the Wild’ has been raising funds since
want to mess with. Because there are such huge
2005 for the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South
amounts of money involved – 65,000 US dollars
Africa, a Save the Rhino project.
per kilo for rhino horn – it has become one of the most lucrative criminal activities in the world, up there with human trafficking and drugs. “Many attacks in South Africa involve local villagers who are employed to track a rhino on foot and give information on its whereabouts. The villagers just want to feed their families, so it’s very difficult to convince them that they shouldn’t give up information about a rhino, when they are being offered money. And it’s not just the rhino horn and bush meat poaching; UmPhafa has to contend with
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syndicates of poachers making huge sums of
about Colchester Zoo’s nature reserve and
money from gambling on which of their prized
the work of its ‘Action for the Wild’ charity at
hunting dogs will take down an animal on the
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Community & Health Anglian Community Enterprise
Sign up now for free award-winning weight management programmes People looking to get fitter and healthier in 2014 are being encouraged to sign up now for free with award-winning weight management programmes run by Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) … Colchester-based ACE is inviting people to sign-
ultimately unsuccessful – and with their help has
up for group or one-to-one programmes starting
now shed a staggering 12 stone!
in January. The two programmes, ‘Shape Up’ and ‘My Weight Matters’, have both been nationally
The 30-year-old from Clacton said, “I’d tried
recognised during the past year and boast
various diets in the past and had some short-term
success but the weight always came back on again. I heard some very good things about the
Chris Lawrence, Health Development
weight management programmes run by ACE. I
Co-ordinator at ACE, said, “There is no charge
opted for the one-to-one approach and, from the
to attend our programmes. All we ask is that
very first meeting, found the whole experience
people are motivated and ready to make
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changes to their life. The programmes are held at numerous locations across north east Essex
People can sign up to the programmes now by
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PATCH TUESDAY Pretty well everyone knows that Microsoft keeps on updating their computers, but what does it really mean? says Nick Kotarski The updates are usually of two kinds: Stability
The number of patches varies from month to
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Stability updates fix crashes and hangs, and
in size, right up to 200 megabytes or more; so you
generally are a good thing; but are to some extent
probably don’t want your laptop updating where
optional unless you are directly affected by the
you have to pay for the data.
problems they seek to address. On a bad day, one of the updates will break Security updates are a different thing altogether.
something and this can be a real pain. If you are
They are created to fix vulnerabilities which can
really unlucky, your computer may not start or
be exploited by criminals to gain control of your
one or more programs will not work properly.
computer. It is really important that these are
That is when you need help and advice. So if you
always installed as soon as possible.
have that happen, please ring me for help.
To save us being bombarded with updates, Microsoft release patches once a month on what
In the meantime for any other help and
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occasionally, a patch for a high-risk vulnerability
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‘Love your Heart’ Open Evening
Come along for free advice, health checks and refreshments! Thursday 27th February 2014, 6pm until 9pm at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
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Woyzeck by George Büchner
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