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further training opportunities for the community, as well as volunteering roles from historic re-enactment to gardening. Visit the new website www.sacewell.org.uk for all their latest events including some spooky Halloween fun!

NEW YOGA CENTRE IN STAMFORD If you need to improve your wellbeing and relax, there’s a new Yoga Centre opened in Stamford at 12 Broad Street. They’re offering 60 classes a week over all 7 days, to include; hath a, Sun Power, Forrest, Ashtanga, Integral, Restorative, Meditation, Pilates & Mindfullness. They’ll be looking to adapt this to suit demand over the next few months, but have scheduled specific classes for Pre & Post Natal, men & the older generations, together with courses for beginners and one-off drop in classes. They’re also hoping to introduce a class for parent & child. Tel: 01733 689041.

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN PETERBOROUGH It’s been all change at Sacrewell as the farm has rebranded, celebrated its 50th anniversary and launched a new website. Sacrewell, formerly Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust and has rebranded as part of its £1.7m part HLF funded watermill project to try and attract a new visitor base. Marketing executive Megan Allen explains that it is also the Trust’s 50th anniversary and a perfect time to bring in the new – “There’s so much change happening here this year with the Watermill Project, which coincides perfectly with our 50th anniversary, we thought it was time for a new look. It creates an opportunity to capture the last 50 years and look forward to the next 50 as Sacrewell.” The investment in the 18th Century grade II* listed watermill and mill house will create a milling centre for excellence at Sacrewell, allowing visitors to not only see the working watermill in action but to mill and bake their own bread. It will also create apprenticeships and

There are two major events again this year, ‘Celebrating Diversity in Peterborough’ for Black History Month. There’ll be a fusion of culture, arts, craft, music, poetry, dancing and good food on October 4 in Cathedral Square, 11am – 6pm. The aim is to celebrate the achievements of persons of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage, believing that Black History is world history. The official opening will be in the Town Hall with a keynote speaker, poetry and light refreshments. Artist Tony Nero will be displaying his Black Heroes Collection of art in Cathedral Square. There’ll be music from Tallawah Roots Reggae, Blue Print, Owen Wonder, Latvian dancers, Belly dancing, poetry from Sonya King, rapping from Xidus Pain, and much more. Also Latino Sounds and The Peterborough Community Gospel Choir at the Millennium Centre Afro Caribbean Centre with entertainment until late in the evening on October 11. For more info contact Bernadetta on 07595 364745 or Tony on 07539 078233.

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Entertainment A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE After the success of their previous live screenings, The Key are showing the Tennessee Williams classic, A Street Car Named Desire. Broadcast live from London’s Old Vic with an all star cast featuring The X Files’ Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. On October 8 from 7pm watch Blanche’s world spiral out of control at the hands of Stanley Kowalski as she tries to lean on her sister, Stella. Tickets are £16.50 from the box office on 01733 207239. There are several more screenings of top shows to come, visit www.vivacity-peterborough.co.uk for details.

HOW MATT’S KEY’D UP FOR THE KEY!

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As award-winning big band singer Matthew Ford prepares to make his third appearance at Peterborough’s Key Theatre with his brand new show the Kings of Cool, on Friday October 10, memories of his very first performance at the Key with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra come flooding back.

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It was the success of his performance at The Key that led to Matt being asked to perform with the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra over the next 5 years, and which acted as a springboard for his further success with most of the UK’s top big bands.

Travel back to Victorian England with Great Expectations performed by the London Contemporary Theatre. Thanks to the mind of the great Charles Dickens, you can follow Pip as he encounters unique characters like Miss Havisham set to live music that makes this literary classic accessible to ages 10 and up. The show starts at 7.30pm on October 15 at Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets are £12 (concessions £10) or £8.50 for students and groups. For more info visit www.stamfordartscentre.com or call the box office on 01780 763203. Sharna Ridge

“It was in 2000, and not only was it my first gig at The Key Theatre, it was my first ever show performing with the Syd Lawrence,” recalls Matt. “Given that the Orchestra is widely regarded as a ‘National Treasure’, the pressure was on! I remember being utterly terrified! There are still people who come to me at the Key and tell me they remember that first gig. These people still support me whenever I appear at the venue.” Matt will also start his third major tour with the John Wilson Orchestra in November, playing some of the largest venues in the UK, including the Albert Hall. For fans of cool swinging standards, The Great American Songbook, and the music of the Rat Pack, the Kings of Cool is a must-see, featuring songs made famous by Sinatra, Buble, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams and many more. Box office: 01733 207239.

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Experience the unique style of the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at the Key Theatre on October 9! With the thunder of their drums and impressive choreography, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers have managed to both maintain the traditional taiko sound with a modern edge. Tickets are £20 (£15 concessions) with under 18s priced at £10, family tickets at £46 and £13.50 KTC. For more info and to purchase tickets call the box office on 01733 207239.

Delve into the mysterious disappearance of a young woman at the Key Theatre with Murder One Night. A company whose murder mystery evenings are so fantastic they were featured on CNN, Murder One Night will need your help unravelling family secrets with shocking twists! Solve the mystery from 7.30pm on October 18. Tickets are £17.50 from the box office on 01733 207239.

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CLASSICAL REFLECTION Experience a double whammy of talented classical musicians with Classical Reflection at the John Clare Theatre on October 17. Classical Reflection are identical twins Naomi and Hannah who enchant audiences with their renditions of light opera to musical classics from the likes of Les Miserables. Included with each £10 ticket is a CD by the duo and refreshments. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets can be bought by calling 01733 269081. Sharna Ridge

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

HOLY AND HORNY As part of an 11 venue tour Tonya Joy Bolton performs her one woman show in Peterborough using comedy, mime, song, poetry and physical theatre to celebrate the spirituality and sensuality of women. Playing twenty different characters including Sheila, a frustrated Christian and her alter ego Eve, a free spirited poet, Tonya will make you laugh and cry with her comedic wit and her courage at confronting serious topics like race, sexual health and abuse. The critically acclaimed show is on at the Key Theatre on October 4 and is suitable only for people over the age of 15. Tickets can be booked online at www.vivacity-peterborough.com or at the box office on 01733 207239.

AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING

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Have the Time Of Your Life with the spectacular show An Evening Of Dirty Dancing on October 10. This tribute to the ultimate eighties movie is in its 4th year and features hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipe Out and more. Tickets are £20.50 (£18.50 concessions) and can be bought from www.cresset.co.uk or the box office on 01733 265705.

Marvel at The Magic of Motown at the Cresset Peterborough. With classics such as Baby Love, My Guy and more music from artists like The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and Diana Ross, the dazzling costumes and amazing choreography continues the legend of Motown on October 16. Tickets are £23 (£21.50 concessions) and are available from www.cresset.co.uk or the box office on 01733 265705. Sharna Ridge

MERCURY’S RISING @ THE CRESSET It’s a Kind Of Magic with Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddy Mercury and Glen Scrimshaw as Brian May who will spectacularly perform the legendary hits of Queen at the Cresset on October 23. Featuring classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions and more, Queen fans will not want to miss this show. Tickets are £15.50 (£14 concessions) and can be bought from the box office on 01733 265705. Sharna Ridge


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PETERBOROUGH VOICES SING FOR LIFE There’s a fantastic concert you shouldn’t miss this month and you may well know one of the ladies singing in it! Peterborough Voices, the ladies choir, are back at the Broadway Theatre for their next big fundraising concert in aid of Sue Ryder’s capital appeal for a new hospice. Having recruited some fresh new talent the Sing for Life concert will see them perform a fantastic set of ballads, choral favourites and songs from the shows on Saturday October 4. The night’s hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Jane Smith. Sing for Life 2014 is being led by international award-winning choral conductor Will Prideaux, the driving force behind unique music education charity Peterborough Sings! Over a hundred local ladies have been recruited for this special gala concert – many had never sung before but under Will’s guidance they’ll put on a show to remember! Tickets start at £10 from the Peterborough Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street, www.peterboroughvoices.org.uk or by calling 0333 666 3366 (fees apply).

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Relive the music of Abba with Thank You For The Music featuring hits like Mamma Mia, Gimme Gimme Gimme and more. With their sequin jumpsuits at the ready, watch these Dancing Queens and Super Troupers bring back the seventies at the Cresset on October 24. Tickets are £23 (£21.50 concessions) and can be bought from www.cresset.co.uk or from the box office on 01733 265705. Sharna Ridge

ELIO PACE PERFORMS BILLY JOEL After wowing New York, Elio Pace is coming to the Cresset Peterborough on October 26. Performing Billy Joel classics like Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are as well as cult favourites like Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and Piano Man, Elio Pace celebrates the singer’s musical catalogue with his own six-piece band. Tickets are £21.50 (£20 concessions) and are available from the box office on 01733 265705. For more info visit www.cresset.co.uk. Sharna Ridge

ARTS CINEMA The Peterborough Arts Cinema has a fresh month of films at the John Clare Theatre on Broadway this month kicking off with Calvary on October 2 starring Brendan Gleeson as Father James, a good priest surrounded by a flock of potential wolves. On October 9 it’s Michael Fassbender in Frank, a film based on the memories of journalist Jon Ronson, a friend and sometime bandmate of cult singing phenomenon Frank Sidebottom. Science fiction thriller Under the Skin is showing on October 16 starring Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien in human form. Inside Llweyn Davis on October 23 follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Finally for this month it’s The Great Beauty on October 30 which sees Toni Servilo play Jep Gambardella: an ageing man-about-town at the centre of Rome's fashionable nightlife, elegant as a vampire. www.peterboroughartscinema.co.uk www.espmag.co.uk

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THE STUDENTS ARE BACK AT QUEENSGATE! It’s going to be a night of discounts, giveaways and general lunacy with a touch of Geordie glamour thrown in the mix at what is expected to be the city’s biggest ever student night! Geordie Shore’s most popular pair, Gaz and Vicky, are coming to meet the students of Peterborough at Queensgate’s Student Discount Event on Thursday October 9. The fun-loving twosome are hosting the event and will be meeting and greeting fans throughout the evening. The Student Discount Event runs from 4pm until 8pm, offering students exclusive discounts, special offers and giveaways. Brands offering exclusive discounts on the night include; OFFICE and Schuh as well as many more. Gaz and Vicky will be hosting a meet and greet with fans in Central Square from 5pm until 7pm. Students can register for the event on www.queensgate-shopping.co.uk, as well as on the night.

WEDDING OPEN DAYS @ THE BULL If you’re planning your big day, best make sure you head along to the Bull Hotel’s wedding open days on Sunday October 5 from 11am - 4pm and Monday October 6 from 5.30pm - 9pm. The hotel has newly refurbished ceremony rooms and functions suites, set up and decorated for a wedding ceremony all ready for you to view. Their dedicated Wedding Organisers will also be on site to assist with all your wedding enquiries. For more details call 01733 561364.

LIGHT UP WITH DIWALI FESTIVAL

AUTUMN SHOW It all kicks off at 11am with an opening ceremony when lamps will be lit to start the celebration, which will begin with a fashion show parading traditional Indian costumes.

Fun, fur, feathers and Fireman Sam – it’s all at Peterborough’s Autumn Show as this year’s event is packed with more than ever. A fantastic day out for the whole family, the popular one-day show takes place at the East of England Showground on Sunday October 12.

There’ll be singing and dancing performances throughout the day and other attractions include a Rangoli workshop and Bhangra dancing. The event's finale will be marked with a burst of white fireworks signifying the festival of light.

It’s the only event of its kind in the region, mixing farming, agriculture and family fun. Brand new for this year is the Strongman Challenge and the Great Eastern Craft Fair. The Wisbech Shire Horse Show is also back by popular demand plus there’s the Supreme London Championships Small Livestock Show, billed as the rabbit world’s equivalent of Crufts! There will also be the Scruffts dog competition, a Chinchilla show, classic cars, birds of prey displays, Pony Club team show jumping, rare breeds and donkey rides plus dozens of trade stands and a craft fair. There’s free parking and the show runs from 8am until 4pm. Advance tickets are on sale at www.seetickets.com/event/autumn-show priced £4 for children, £6 for senior citizens, £8 for adults and £20 for a family ticket.

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Also don’t miss the Festive Diwali for Families events at the Central Library and Bretton Library on October 11. It’s time to light up your life as Peterborough's Indian, Nepali and Sri Lankan communities celebrate the annual festival of Diwali in Cathedral Square on Saturday October 18, from 11am until 5pm. The city centre will be transformed with activities and exhibitions that reflect the festival of light. You’ll have the chance to sample Indian food and learn about the origins of the festival and its traditions.

They’re offering families the chance to celebrate it in style with a range of entertaining activities for both children and adults. Find out all about this Festival of Lights, its origins and how it is celebrated. Enjoy listening to some Diwali themed stories. Decorate your own diya – a clay lamp – and take it home. Pre-booking essential and it’s £3 per child. Call 01733 864 280 or visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com


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With Halloween approaching, ESP’s Editor challenged Mikey Clarke to spend a night in Peterborough’s most haunted building... and he’s spotted around once a year. He was last seen around this time last year by one of our volunteers. People should keep a look out because we’re due another appearance soon.” Great, just what I wanted to hear five minutes before being left alone! Stuart continued – “Other ghosts include a lady in white, a young girl – who is seen and heard, a monk, an unidentified woman on the staircase and a dark hooded figure in the cellar. People often tell me about their ghostly experiences. The ones that are most fascinating are the ones that I’ve heard before. When numerous people report seeing the same thing in the same area of the building, that can’t just be a coincidence.”

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he Peterborough Museum is regarded as the most haunted location in Peterborough. I remember watching the television episode of Most Haunted based at the local landmark. During the episode, I recall the moment when the heavy cellar door slammed shut with no obvious explanation. This is the scene that stuck in my head when my Editor challenged me to spend an evening in the building. Before settling in for the night, I grabbed a few words with the Events and Programme Manager for Vivacity Culture and Leisure, Stuart Orme. Stuart isn’t surprised by the Museum being branded the most haunted venue in the city. “It’s one of the city’s most historic buildings,” he said. “It goes right back to 1536 – and in that time has been a private home, a hospital, and the museum you know it as today. So I guess if anywhere in Peterborough is going to be haunted, it’s going to be here.

He’s even seen and heard things himself. “My last paranormal experience actually happened about two weeks ago,” Stuart said. “I was working in the building alone and I heard somebody calling. I know for a fact that the voice had not come from outside. It was too clear and too close, but like I said – I was alone. Something more extreme happened last year. It was around 10pm and I was working late with two colleagues. I happened to be looking out towards what is currently our temporary exhibition gallery and I saw a woman in Victorian clothing. I could see her so clearly… she was about 40 years old and had her hair tied back into a bun. The front door was locked and there was absolutely nobody else in the building except me and my colleagues.”

“We’ve had ghost sightings reported here for over 100 years. The earliest reported ghost sighting in this building was in 1884. So, even back in the Victorian times, people were claiming that this building was haunted.”

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Stuart has been based at the Museum for many years, and knows the building better than anybody else I’ve met. I asked him how likely it was that I’d see a ghost during my stay. He explained, “It’s very possible. After all, we have eight ghosts that are regularly seen. The most popular ghost is probably Sgt Thomas Hunter – ‘The Lonely Anzac’. He was an Australian Soldier who fought during the First World War. He was bought to this building for hospital treatment. He died here and was even buried in Peterborough – in fact, people still put poppies on his gravestone. It is said that his ghost never left this building

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I knew for a fact I wasn’t the first to spend a night at the museum. Stuart confirmed – “We’ve had numerous Ghost Hunters from the region, the country and even further afield spend a night here during the last 10 years. A lot of them have picked up some interesting activity in the

building. Some have picked up tape recordings of voices and movements have even been filmed. It’s fair to say that most investigators walk away convinced that there is paranormal activity taking place here.” During my time alone at night I have to admit that although I saw nothing, I certainly sensed that there was a presence lurking and that I wasn’t on my own. At one point there were even clicks and bangs coming from the room next to me. At this point I was too scared to move and spent the rest of my time sitting completely still.

‘Ghosts definitely roam this building.’ What was that noise I was hearing? According to Stuart the next day… it was the lift. Typical. He admitted to me – “Around 80-90% of most unusual activity has a logical reason behind it. If someone hears a weird noise I’ll be the first to say if it’s actually the heating pipes. But 10% of the unusual activity takes place can’t be explained by me or anyone I know. Ghosts definitely roam this building.” Thank goodness I never saw one myself. But maybe you will? The Halloween Ghost Walks are taking place October 28-31 at 7.30 & 8pm from the Peterborough Museum. It’s the perfect opportunity to hear more about the eerie secrets of Peterborough’s most haunted building and many other spooky locations around the city centre from a costumed guide. I attended the walk last year but Stuart assured me that I should book again. “The Ghost Walks are never the same walk twice,” he said. “We have so many stories to tell, which vary depending on the type of audience we’re talking to. We have Ghost Walks that happen throughout the year, but the Halloween ones definitely stand out. Not only is everyone in the spooky spirit but we often have costumed ghosts on route. They won’t jump out at you or touch you – but having them there really adds something to the stories.” Early booking is advised. For tickets (adults £5, children/ concessions £3) call 01733 864663, email museum@vivacitypeterborough.com or visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com There are plenty of other Halloween themed activities happening in and around the city. For regular updates on what to see and do, visit www.espmag.co.uk


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Spooky Fun at Sacrewell

Head to Peterborough libraries this Halloween for a ‘spooktacular’ time! How did the black cat end up being bad luck? Where did Frankenstein come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more on your hunt. With face painting, spooky crafts and the disgusting ‘Yucky Dip’. Will you be brave enough to put your hand in to get the prize? The events are suitable for kids aged 6 years and up, accompanied by an adult. Admission’s £3 per child. Call 01733 864280 or visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com

Halloween Midnight Ghost Hunt

Dare you brave a candlelit tour of Peterborough Museum on Halloween, October 31 followed by a chance to spend the wee small hours on a real, live ghost hunt?! Try various experiments and pieces of equipment, but will you have a real paranormal experience? It’s on from 11.30pm – 4am and is strictly for over 18s only and not for those of a nervous disposition! Tickets are £25 per person (over 18s only). Pre-booking essential, call 01733 864663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

Pumpkin Trails at Burghley

Join the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden at Burghley House in Stamford from October 18 – November 2.

Haunted Fun at Pigeons Farm

Expect plenty of family fun at the farm in Thorney with quizzes, a witch’s lair. fancy dress and lots more from October 25 – November 2. Usual entry applies. Extra charge for the quiz. www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk

Friday October 31 – 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm Saturday November 1 – 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm

Soak up the haunting atmosphere of Stamford’s streets and passageways with local actor Martin Tempest. Experience a guided journey through the darker side of Georgian Stamford’s rich history. Discover some chilling tales from time gone by and visit the locations of some truly unearthly events. With every twist and turn you’ll scream, laugh and jump on this spine-tingling tour filled with an entrancing blend of horror, history and humour! Tickets are £6 from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203.

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Get the shivers at Peterborough Museum on November 1 with tours every half an hour from 6.30pm. Hear about some of the Museum’s many ghost stories by candlelight, but prepare to jump as the stories come to life using costumed actors, projections and other effects. One of our scariest events this Halloween season, and as such not recommended for younger children, the nervous or unwary! Tours set off every half hour from 6.30pm and last just under an hour, strictly pre-booked in advance. Admission’s £7 adults, £5 students/concessions (over 14s only). Call 01733 864663 or visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com www.espmag.co.uk

Then for the older kids and adults it’s Fright Night on October 31 when you can take a terrifying tour of Sacrewell in the dark from 6pm – 9pm. You’ll be taken on a tractor ride to the Enchanted Wood where you’ll be abandoned and left to make your way back to the centre on your own.

Stamford Ghost Walk Experience - Halloween Wizard Express Ghost Walks! at Nene Valley

More ghost walks will be held on Friday November 14 at 7.30pm and Friday December 12 at 7.30pm, tickets for these are £5.

Halloween Horror Night

For the first time ever this year, visitors will be able to explore the old farm house at Sacrewell, as the witches move in for Halloween from October 25 – November 2. Designed for younger children, the spooky spectacular invites you to tour the farm on a bumpy tractor ride, before being dropped at the house, creeping around corners and escaping the clutches of the witches who want to put them in their pot! The event costs £2 per person and normal farm admission applies.

There’ll be something lurking behind every corner – eek! It’s £7 and must be booked in advance at www.sacrewell.org.uk or by calling 01780 782254.

Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. Open daily from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm).

For further details see www.burghley.co.uk

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28 October, 2.30pm-4pm - Dogsthorpe Library 31 October, 11am-12.30pm - Orton Library 31 October, 2pm-3.30pm - Hampton Library

City Centre Halloween Ghost Walks

Explore the spooky side of Peterborough’s past with the most popular guided tour in the city from October 28 – 31 at 7.30 & 8pm at Peterborough Museum. Their entertaining, informative and very popular ghost walks aren’t recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition, tours last about 100 minutes. These Ghost Walks have a five star rating on Trip Advisor. Early booking is advised and tickets are adults £5, children/ concessions £3. Call 01733 864663, email museum@vivacitypeterborough.com or visit www.vivacitypeterborough.com

Nene Valley Railway invites you to join Harry Spotter the Wizarding train spotter and his friends on The Wizard Express on October 31. Travel on the steam hauled Wizard’s Express, if you dare, from Wansford to Peterborough via Wellwarts and return. Halloween goody bags for all children over one. Spooky goings on, on board the train with Halloween characters.

Find out more on www.nvr-org – book early on 01780 784444.

Spooky Tours at Burghley House

Last year's sell-out Spooky Tours return! Prepare to be scared from Monday October 20 until Saturday November 1 (excluding Sundays) with spine chilling Spooky Tours. Journey down by flickering torchlight into the creepy cellars to explore the forbidding outbuildings and centuries old cloisters, unearthing Burghley's secret history with the help of local ghostly expert Martin Tempest. Tours take place at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, with the 6.30pm slot the family tour with more humour and spooky stories than horror, so more suitable for children (aged 7 and up). But the later the tour, the spookier the subjects – so bear that in mind when booking! Places will once again be limited and are expected to sell-out fast, so the advice is to book early. Check www.burghley.co.uk for tour availability and ticket prices. Prepare to be scared! Tickets £13. For further details see www.burghley.co.uk


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NIGHT SCENE MAKEOVERS AND REFURBS!

Now you look the part compared to summer when everyone in town looks like they’re dressed for a barbecue. I’m pleased to see a couple of venues have been making an effort with their appearance too. After the much anticipated refurbishment this summer, Edwards is back with a plush new look that breathes life back into the old building with a sophisticated design and darker colour palette. The venue celebrated the launch of its refurbishment by announcing a return to some of its popular nights, bringing back the best vibes to Peterborough. It’s great to see Edwards still going strong after all these years and even better to learn of their new frozen daiquiris range. Long serving manager Cem Ozkan told ESP: “Edwards’ stylish and innovative new look has really brought the venue back up to speed. I’m delighted with the outcome and can’t wait for everyone to come and experience what the new look venue has to offer.”

It’s change across the road at Monroe’s Bar and Restaurant too. The trendy venue has new owners, new management and new staff – and brings a fresh and vibrant feel to Peterborough city centre. New chef Michela Herodotou has introduced a fresh and tasty steak house style menu, which means American style food with a Monroe’s twist. Popular house DJ Miss Zoe Roberts is still a resident there and that’s good news. New General Manager Richard Forrest told ESP: “Monroe’s is the perfect place to enjoy great food and quality wine followed by dancing in our bar to some of the very best sounds in house music.” Both venues have invested in the night scene to keep it fresh and up-to-date. Now it’s time for us to show how we appreciate that investment. Mine’s a medium rare sirloin followed by my Groove Is In The Heart request please Zoe and a frozen banana Daiquiri (or two) to finish in Edwards.

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I always love this time of year when there’s a slight chill in the air and the nights begin to draw in. This means sticking on some autumn threads and when you’re on a night out in the city centre, you actually look like you’ve made an effort with a crisp shirt, fitted tweed jacket, dark jeans and a pair of brogues.

CLUBS PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR SUE RYDER Staying on the club scene, it’s great to see venues supporting the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal by hosting special one-off events to raise cash. Halo has played host to a 1980s disco, Attica was the venue for a Burlesque Night and New York New York was transformed into a carnival with dancers, party games, balloons and sweets all on the go. The next fundraiser is a Halloween themed Masquerade Ball at Liquid Nightclub on Monday October 20. Manager of the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall shop in Queensgate, Kellie Preston has been responsible for these events and told ESP: “We’ve been thrilled with the support nightclubs have given to our

appeal by letting us use their space to put on fundraising events. “So far the events have brought in hundreds of pounds towards the appeal to raise £6 million to build a new hospice in Peterborough. With on-going support pledged by so many club and bar managers in the city we’re hopeful we can keep adding to that total over the coming months.” For info about Thorpe Hall, the £6 million appeal and future events visit www.thorpehall.org

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SPOTTED: TONY HADLEY IN THE CUCKOO! ESP’s former music contributor Andy Slater is obviously missing the limelight and couldn’t wait to tell me about his chat at a bar with Spandau Ballet’s lead singer Tony Hadley. You wouldn’t expect to see an 80’s pop icon pulling a pint behind a Peterborough pub bar but Tony made his annual visit to The Cuckoo in Alwalton (which seems to have become his ‘local’ ahead of his annual charity golf day in the city) and pulled himself a pint of his very own real ale, Hadley’s Blonde. The singer hosts an annual celebrity golf event in aid of Action Medical Research which sees him gather up some celebrity mates and bring them over to the city. Manager of The Cuckoo, Luke Richardson told me: “Tony pops in every year and he’s always friendly and very courteous – you’d just think he was a regular chap. He likes to chat about food, beer and wine and it’s always a pleasure.” Andy confirmed that Tony was a “smashing guy” and was chatting away about the band’s new single, part of the promotion for their new film Soul Boys of the Western World which was shown at Cannes and is released this month. The new single ‘This is the Love’ recreates their original sound from back in the early 80’s when the band hit the big time. Why do I have visions of Andy wearing a Frankie Says Relax t-shirt tucked into a pair of tight shorts like the ones George Michael wore in Wham’s Club Tropicana video?

GET READY FOR WINTER AT BALDERSTON It's coming up to that time of year when fair weather riders like me will be parking the bike up for a few months while winter swings into town. This means preparing your bike for those chilly months, which will help ensure it's fit to ride again come spring. Aside from free winter advice, the boys (and couple of lovely girls) at Man About Town sponsors Balderston are offering a bunch of deals from November 1. • Free engine oil with a service on bikes up to 2010 registration • Up to 15% discount on a service on bikes post 2010 registration • Free collection and delivery for service work • Free brake overhaul • Anti-corrosion prep treatment for £60 • Free accessory fitting

A sell-out crowd turned out to see one of my favourite boxers of all time – Roberto Duran – at The Solstice last month and thanks to promoter Kevin Sanders fight fans are in for another treat when Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns comes to town. Hearns will be the star attraction on Friday November 14 and tickets to see this boxing legend are now on sale. The Hitman was the first boxer to win a world title at five weight divisions and the first man to knockout Roberto Duran. Unsurprisingly the latter didn’t go into too much detail about that fateful night but what Duran did tell us is that if he could fight anyone again it would be Hearns (and Leornard) because they ‘owed’ him. Duran is the best boxer after dinner speaker I’ve seen. He was open and honest about his career and still came across like someone you wouldn’t want to mess with!

• Free tyre fitting For terms and conditions give Balderston a call on 01733 565470. My only word of warning is please make sure the dodgylooking grease monkey in this photo isn't let lose on your bike. Apparently he's on work experience and has spent most of his first week in the workshop looking for a left handed spanner and some tartan paint at the request of his chief mechanic.

His story is one of having to fight to give his mother and family a better life. His goal of wanting to buy a house for his mum was quickly achieved but Duran went on to box in five decades and is a true icon of the ring.

He fought like a warrior and was a durable opponent that would get stronger the more you made him angry. ‘Hands of stone’ as he was known was the first man to beat Sugar Ray Leonard and he’s also the only boxer I’ve known to have punched a horse for a bottle of whiskey and $20! Today he owns a restaurant in his native Panama and still trains regularly to keep trim and looking much younger than his 63 years. Duran was never afraid of giving you his opinion and I’m pleased to say nothing’s changed. Asked if in his day he could beat Floyd Mayweather, he responded: “No problem. Floyd learned from me but I’m the more intelligent fighter.” Needless to say nobody challenged him on that one! Duran was a dream speaker and he’s as enthusiastic and passionate about boxing today as he was when he was throwing punches back in the day. Something tells me Hearns will also have just as much to say and I can’t wait. Don’t miss this one. For tickets call: 07872 601467.

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Fresh ingredients

and a fresh approach to Indian dining are taking the Banyan Tree into a new era…

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Since opening at the height of the recession and sticking their necks out on a labour of love, they have become part of a group of independents embracing Clarkes and Café Clarkes, combining the food skills of chef Lee Clarke with Dinesh’s vision.

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s the options for dining out have expanded considerably in the city centre over the last few years, more people are eating out but several independent restaurants have provided the backbone to this culture change. The chains may have woken up to Peterborough but it’s independents like the Banyan Tree on Westgate that have continued to provide excellent food and service throughout a harsh recession.

Owner, Dinesh Odedra

Now there’s a change of pace and a new look at this eatery and owner Dinesh Odedra is excited about the future.

There’s been a change of décor at the Banyan Tree with the downstairs area harking back to 1970’s Mumbai reflecting a vibrant time of change when India embraced more western culture. Upstairs the feel is more 1940s and the last days of the Raj with family photos carefully sourced by Dinesh adorning the walls. It’s a real history lesson with some fascinating stories behind each image and a real sense of nostalgia. The two themes match Dinesh’s outlook of a go-ahead modern approach to their food with a menu bursting with authentic dishes.

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“We have been able to take our food forward, invest in new equipment and with Lee’s knowledge we have been able to extend our offering,” explains Dinesh. “We can now cater for corporate functions and offer Indian food as part of that too. It’s been a huge benefit to both.”

Indian restaurants aren’t usually famed for their desserts but they’ve now introduced a new range. Homemade and delicious, it’s clear that the alliance with the chefs at Clarkes has added new skills and there’s a variety of classic Indian and European style dishes to tempt you.

Dinesh is fiercely proud of what they deliver and whilst he welcomes the arrival of more places to dine out he says chains will never compete with their individual hands on approach. “Our chefs design the menu and then it’s them who cook what’s on it – we don’t sell re-heated food in volume. We’re able to make sure quality isn’t compromised over simplicity – chains have to be more formulaic. “The chefs are awesome, they’re classically trained and know how to prepare food to a 5 star food hygiene standard – very few in the industry have that. “We use local suppliers for everything we can, everything is made by our team and freshly prepared. We even select the whole spices and then the chefs blend them.” The Banyan Tree has made its mark providing traditional cuisine rather than stereotypical Indian food but now they are going even more rustic – “We’ve been doing this for years but the celebrity chefs are only just catching up. We make regular visits to India to keep in touch with what’s happening and pick up even more niche dishes. The food is served in a more modern way, but is actually more traditional than ever.”

You’ll also find one of the widest ranges of draught beers, possibly the best of any independent in town, cocktails and great coffee. Never one to settle with things for long Dinesh continues to forge on – “We still want to achieve so much more. We want to improve the quality of our food even further with new techniques and get more out of the ingredients. “We have committed, passionate people working for us and that’s what makes the difference.” The Banyan Tree, 53 Westgate, Peterborough. Tel: 01733 342800. www.thebanyantree-uk.com


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FIREWORK FIESTA LIGHTS UP PETERBOROUGH Firework Fiesta is back at Peterborough Arena at the East of England Showground on Saturday November 1. It’s the biggest of its kind in East Anglia, sponsored by Fusion with a spectacular, safe pyrotechnic show and great family entertainment. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Peterborough and Peterborough Minster and Round Table, all proceeds from the event are ploughed back into Peterborough-based charities and good causes and this year funds are being raised for the Sue Ryder New Hospice at Thorpe Hall appeal. This year’s fireworks will once again be provided by Titanium, the company behind the celebration fireworks at the recent Commonwealth Games and New Year displays in London and Edinburgh.

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The venue offers free parking and large viewing area including the covered Grandstand and indoor areas. Gates open at 5pm with the parade of Guys and bonfire being lit at 6pm. There’ll be live music by Hooker compered by Heart FM, fair rides, food outlets, trade and charity stalls and the ESP promotions team will

FIREWORKS IN STAMFORD The Stamford & District Kiwanis have put together another great annual bonfire and fireworks display which will be held at Stamford Welland Academy, Green Lane on Saturday November 8. Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6pm followed by the spectacular fireworks display. There’ll be hot food, mulled wine and funfair rides but please don’t take sparklers. The Kiwanis Bonfire and Firework display is sponsored by Hanson Cement, Ketton and all proceeds will go to local charities and good causes. Admission’s £5 for adults and £2 for the kids and parking’s free.

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be there with copies of our November issue containing our special Christmas supplement fresh out that week! Advance tickets are £3 for children aged under 15 (under 2 years are free); £7 for adults. Tickets are also available on the gate at £5 (child) and £10 (adult). You can get tickets now from the Ticket Factory (credit cards accepted; £4 fulfilment fee applies). Call 01733 452336 or visit the Ticket page at the event website: www.fireworkfiesta.com. Tickets are also available during October (cash only) at: Van Hage Garden Centre, Queensgate Information Desk, Peterborough Visitor Information Centre (Bridge Street), The Cresset (Bretton), Notcutts Garden Centre, Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre and Caravan Park.

MANOR FIREWORKS SET TO GO WITH A BANG! Last year saw a major new fireworks event in Whittlesey at the Manor Centre and we’re pleased to see that it was such a success it’s back and better than ever! There’ll be plenty of fun for all the family on Saturday November 8 with fairground rides, inflatable activities (previously enjoyed at the Manorfest2 event) stalls and food so you can make a real night of it. The fun starts at 3pm with the fireworks being set off around 7.45pm. There are great live bands to keep you entertained in the build up to the big bangs with New Generation Crash & Burn and Phoenix Calling pumping out the tunes. If you get in quick before October 25 you’ll get 20% off admission – tickets are £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for kids, get them now on www.newvisionfitness.co.uk


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BODY CONSCIOUS SHAPE UP IN THE NEW LOOKS WHATEVER YOUR SIZE There seems to be so many different trends this season, so ESP’s style guru Sue Donnelly has picked the best of the bunch with tips on how to make them work for you, whatever your shape or size. 1. Coats. In this category you have lots of choice. No longer do you have to invest in a coat that will last you for years. This is your chance to have a number, depending on your mood and the occasion. Duster coats and oversize cardigans are a brilliant choice for those of you who want to hide your midriff or need something roomy to wear over a suit. Most have no fastening or collar so are easy to slip on. Look out for bright colours to cheer up the grey days. Orange, coral pink, cobalt blue, vivid purple and lime green means there is something to suit everyone. If you want to show off your waist, choose an elegant kimono or classic wrap style and belt them tightly. Trench coats can be found in classic camel or vivid scarlet for that 60's vibe. To be really fashionable, wear two coats together. Slip the top one over your shoulder so you’re extra warm and extra cool! 2. Tops. Shirts have replaced the more flexible tunic top, which can cause problems for the larger busted. Buttons can gape or additional fabric can be too voluminous. Wear under a sweater or with a cami beneath to keep out the

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cold. Sweaters will always have a space in our wardrobe. The new ones tend to be shorter, as higher waistbands are making a comeback on both trousers and skirts, creating a neat line on the body. They can be thick, fabric wise so not always a great option for those who want to slim down their middle section. Chunkier knits, such as cable, can add a great deal of visual volume. There is a lot of softness and a lot of sparkle around. Mix and match these two to create a brand new way of wearing your clothes. Shiny fabrics and sequins are not just for night time dressing. 3. Skirts. Midi length is the one to watch. This new length can cover up a multitude of sins but if it cuts across the calf at the widest point it can give the impression of stumpy legs. Wear with shoes or ankle boots (rather than knee high) so some 'flesh' is on display. Watch also for the side split. This adds a sexy touch. Pleats are back, especially in shiny, silky fabrics. Worn with a sweater or a tailored jacket, this gives a completely fresh look to a traditional garment. Don't like? Then stick to good old trousers.

These will have a higher waistband than we have been seeing recently and a looser, slouchier fit in the leg. Great for most shapes, especially pear and hourglass, as they balance out the body. Apple shapes are better sticking to a slim fit. Pleats, in fine or sheer fabrics, have crept into culottes and all in one ‘jumpsuits’ too, so the silhouette is more ladylike and elegant than in previous seasons. 4. Shoes. High heels are no longer de rigeur. However, a mid block heel of 2-3 inches is absolutely fine. Burgundy and plum make a welcome change from black or brown. 5. Neutrals. For those of us that like to stick to plain colours, grey, navy and cocoa are the colours of choice. Softer than black, they are more flattering for many of us. Add a splash of a bright colour to liven up or wear 2 or 3 tonal shades, with slight variations together for the most up to date way of wearing these basics. Sue Donnelly www.suedonnelly.com


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Curvy hourglass girls go in at the middle, often with a fuller bust and bottom to contrast with the smaller waist. You’re blessed with a very sexy shape so you need to learn not to drown it in too-baggy clothes but also not to be too overtly sexy either – unless that’s the look you’re going for!

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We popped down to try out the body scanner at Queensgate’s Project Denim event designed to reveal your body shape and finally solve your denim dilemmas. It was all private and painless, you just stepped into a booth for the scan and were then discreetly provided with a body scan of your measurements to keep. The stylists then talked you through your body shape and advised what jeans to choose.

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Lots of shoppers had booked in for a free scan and it certainly opened our eyes to trying some different stores we wouldn’t normally think of for buying jeans. It’s hoped the body scanner will make a return next year so watch this space and next time make sure you give it a go – it’s a real help! Here are Queensgate’s Project Denim stylist Lola Royle’s tips for buying the jeans to suit your shape…

Apple Body Shape If you are the Apple of someone’s eye then you’re pretty in proportion but tend to carry your weight around your mid section without a welldefined waist. You may also have fabulous legs and/or boobs so dressing is all about showing off those best bits and avoiding adding volume round your middle.

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Simple denim styles in classic boot cut, wide leg or flares are best. Stick to clean lines without any extras, and darker colour jeans work great.

Mid or high rise jeans are fabulous as they elongate your legs. They should lay flat on your belly. Jeans with wide waistbands are great for hourglass shaped women. Wide-legged, loose fitting, slightly tapered, boot-cut or straight leg styles are great.

Pear Shaped The pear shaped woman tends to carry her weight in the lower area of her body. These women tend to have small to medium busts and a well defined waist, whilst areas such as the hips, thighs, calves and bottom are relatively larger. Always wear darker shades of denim on the bottom. This way your legs receive that slimming effect and no attention will be drawn to your lower half. A flared leg creates a more flattering line for your whole body. Boot-cut is another flattering style. When you have a pear shaped body, you want to accentuate your curves and draw attention to your narrow waist. Boot-cut jeans successfully do this.

Rectangle Body shape Many would kill for this shape, there’s no main area you want to minimise so you can get away with more things than most. However, you may crave more curves – an illusion easily created with the right clothing. Skinny jeans are great for the ‘volume on top, slim bottom’ look. Just make sure they’re really tight. Mid to low-rise jeans are great, just be careful if you have a long torso. Baggy, flared or cargo jeans add volume on the bottom and are fabulous to combine with a slim top. Bags on your hips and bottom are terrific and you can wear as many embellishments as you like. Avoid jeans with big flares as they put your body out of balance. See more on www.espmag.co.uk www.espmag.co.uk

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paparazzi extra Caught in the act? BEER GOGGLES… A LOOK BACK AT THIS YEAR’S BEER FEST. It was another great year down at the Embankment as the Peterborough Beer Festival helped bring summer to a close as we all piled down to the city’s biggest social. This is our first chance to illustrate what a good time you had so hopefully you can relive the good times with our photo spread – we expect it was all a bit of a blur afterwards! The organisers of the 37th event tell us up to 30,000 of you went along for the annual five day festival which was packed with 400+ real ales and some great live music. The ESP Lunchtime Quiz with Ian Gray put your brain power to the test each day and our reporter Mikey Clarke helped judge the champion beers with the Gold winner being a locally brewed ale, Bible Black by the Nene Valley Brewery in Oundle. We had a great time as always and judging by these photos by Mike Harris, our (sober) man behind the lens – so did you! View all our Paparazzi pictures on www.espmag.co.uk or our facebook page.

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paparazzi Caught in the act? RAFTS AND REFURBS… We’ve had a busy few months out an about and so many pictures to squeeze in from some great events, it’s only now we can remind you of the summer fun you had down at Deepings Raft Race. Mike Harris captured the action down at this great event which raised thousands for charity and saw some amazing carfts take to the water. Fond summer memories… Meanwhile our nightlife photographer Mitch Brewster went along to cover the relaunch of Edwards bar on Broadway with it’s new décor after a big refurb and we have to say it’s looking pretty hot! Check it out on Man About Town on P. 14 – looking good guys! View all our Paparazzi pictures on www.espmag.co.uk or our facebook page.

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Cheryl’s back in the X Factor hot seat and looking hot as ever... “I think Ed Sheeran’s definitely got the X Factor,” says Cheryl. “The guy is a superstar. He writes amazing lyrics. His collaborations are spot on. His videos are fun. He’s unexpected, he’s not commercially what you would think of. He’s somebody that I would die for if he arrived at The X Factor to audition.” So as the search for a new star accelerates with a fresh judging panel and the ever-popular Cheryl settling back into her seat nicely again – will they find a real talent? “I’m always looking for somebody fresh. I’m never looking for the next whoever; the next Justin Beiber, the next One Direction. I want somebody to come in that we don’t quite know if we get it or not. Something fresh that we haven’t got. “I hope this year we see somebody fresh and very different, and somebody that we can take around the world and say ‘this is a great ambassador for what we do’.” Having had what she describes as “enough time away to appreciate it and get really excited to find new talent again,” – Cheryl is back on the X Factor rollercoaster and as the show races on we’ve already had plenty of tears and disagreements but, she says that’s all part of the mix. “I think it would be uninteresting and not real if we didn’t disagree. Obviously it’s human nature and you feel different things for different people.” Much was made of her tiff with Simon Cowell after he ditched her from the American version of the show but after blowing up a dummy of him at an army base in Afghanistan and a few other pranks it looks like she’s largely got that out of her system! “I think Simon’s a bit like an annoying brother. We’re like brother and sister and he’s the annoying one,” she says. “Simon has his very own way of being very annoying. He knows which buttons to push and he’ll push them, and push them, and push them. But I play the long game. I’m waiting. Don’t worry about me, I’ll get my own back.”

We loved her teasing him with the water glass when he was desperate for the loo and deliberately dragging out her chat with the boy band to make him cross his legs even longer… this Geordie lass definitely has a wicked sense of humour when she needs to! In between her X Factor stints Cheryl fell in ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and caused a tabloid stir when she revealed her marriage to Mr Fernandez-Versini and has returned to the charts herself with another hit single and a new album, Only Human, out soon. Cheryl rose to fame as a fifth of Girls Aloud, the most successful UK girlband of the 21st century as well as the most successful band to come out of a reality TV show. After coming together on Popstars: The Rivals, Girls Aloud went on to have four number one singles, five sell out arena tours and six platinum selling albums. It’s something that’s given Cheryl a distinct link between her and her fellow female judge, former Spice Girl, Mel B. “A lot of the time Mel says things and I think ‘that’s exactly how I would put it, that’s exactly how I feel.’ Not only about groups, just in general, I agree with a lot of the things she says and thinks. She has a very good way of putting things. She’s a bit more blunt than I am in her approach, which I love. But definitely when it comes to the girl groups we have the same answer about what it takes to be a girl group.” As ever everything from Cheryl’s hair to her latest frock gathers as many headlines as the show’s acts. So how much does she worry about what to wear? “When I first started X Factor it was never focused on what the judges wore, it was about the contestants. I try and remember that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about what clothes I’m wearing. Obviously I like to feel nice and wear nice clothes, I’m a girly girl, so when it comes to the live shows I like to wear the sparkly dresses. But mainly it’s about the contestants for me and if people enjoy my dress that’s nice.” The six chair challenge at Boot Camp is also a fresh challenge for her this year – “which is making me feel physically ill at the thought!” – Cheryl confesses. The judges wilI have to switch people around in chairs and lose some potentially good people. “The toughest thing about being an X Factor judge, is being the person to tell somebody you don’t think that they’re ready for their dream. That’s tough, that’s horrible. Judges’ houses, all that business, is tough.” The X Factor continues on ITV at 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays, see more on www.itv.com/xfactor and Cheryl will be releasing her new album, Only Human later this year.

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Movie Previews

Brad Pitt hopes to replicate the success he had with World War Z – with World War II in tank-drama Fury.

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He stars as battle-hardened army sergeant Wardaddy, commanding a five-man crew in a Sherman tank on a deadly mission into the heart of Nazi Germany, as the war comes to a close in April of 1945.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman Director: David Ayer

His crew includes weary veteran soldiers like Boyd Swan, played by Transformers star Shia ‘I’m not famous anymore’ LeBeouf – who’s trying to rebuild

All release dates are correct at the time of going to press.

Acclaimed End of Watch writer/director David Ayer is on the same duties again as this undoubtedly hopes for Oscar recognition…

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

THE BOOK OF LIFE

Released: October 17

Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro – Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy – produces this vibrant animated fantasy-adventure with more than a hint of Latin spirit.

Love him or hate him, Michael Bay seems to know his way round a blockbuster.

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his career after several public meltdowns – and Logan Lerman’s (Percy Jackson) rookie newcomer Norman Ellison, as they attempt to overcome insurmountable odds, despite being completely outnumbered and outgunned.

Early projections indicated this reboot of the TMNT franchise would fail, but it has gone on to be the massive surprise hit of the summer in the States – notching more than $180m despite mixed reviews. This time Bay is on production duties, and he’s kissed and made-up with his Transformers star Megan Fox – who he had a heated public spat with after Revenge of the Fallen – as she plays the part of famous reporter April O’Neil. Shredder is again the villain of the piece as impressive computer-generated visuals bring the pizza-loving, ninja-trained turtles Leonardo (voiced by Johnny Knoxville), Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and their mentor Splinter, alive on the big screen.

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It tells the legend of conflicted hero Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), who sets off on an epic quest through three magically mythical worlds in order to rescue his one true love Maria (Guardian of the Galaxy’s Zoe Saldana) – who is also being courted by Channing Tatum’s Joaquin – after the spirits bet on who will win her affections. Unfortunately the spirit Xibalba (Ron ‘Hellboy’ Perlman) doesn’t want to lose the bet and sends a snake to kill Manolo – which sends the young man on a journey where he must face his greatest fears. Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Cheech Marin and Danny ‘Machete’ Trejo all add their voice talents to this colourful offering.


DRACULA UNTOLD Released: October 3

DESTINY (XONE/PS4/360/PS3) Out now

The Desolation of Smaug’s British star Luke Evans tackles this origin story on the legend of Dracula. He stars as the title character in this dark fantasy actioner which offers a different take on Bram Stoker’s infamous mythological character – as this intends to be the first in a series of films to reboot Universal Studio’s Monsters franchise. Fellow Brit Dominic Cooper co-stars.

Destiny may not quite be the revolution that some may have been hoping for – but still evolves the first-person shooter in a generally spectacular fashion. This mechanically-sound RPG-shooter has unsurprisingly been heavily inspired by Halo (as it’s made by the series’ founders Bungie) – and mashes in a bit of Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect among others – but there’s something about Destiny that makes you carry on playing.

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GONE GIRL Released: October 3

Whether it’s advancing your XP to above Level 20 – which really opens the game up further – playing with your buddies in a strong (if bare bones) co-op or competitive multiplayer, or just exploring the Moon, Venus or Mars, it really has that little something extra that draws you back in, as you play as your customised warrior against alien races. With a bounty of exploration and side quests, this could just be the tip of the iceberg, even though it’s admittedly hampered by its sometimes linear and repetitive approach – and lack of Fallout 3/Skyrim-esque open world landscapes.

Se7en director David Fincher helms this mystery-thriller, which is getting some great early buzz in critic circles. New Batman Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes the focus of a media circus when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears – then sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected he may not be innocent. Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry co-star.

As it stands Destiny is currently a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ – but if you endeavour it could well become the master of some.

METRO REDUX (XONE/PS4/PC) Out now

It seems like there are quite a few games getting the enhanced treatment for next-gen consoles – but this is one package that benefits from the upgrade.

ANNABELLE Released: October 10 This spin-off of last year’s sleeper horror hit The Conjuring sees husband John (Ward Horton) bring home the seemingly perfect present for his expectant wife Mia (Annabelle Wallis) – a rare and beautiful vintage doll. But her delight with her new toy doesn’t last long when their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult – who violently attack the couple due to the malevolent evil within the doll.

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If you’ve never ventured into the post-apocalyptic future that is the irradiated creature-infested Moscow Metro, then the two rebuilt versions of 2010’s Metro 2033 and last year’s Metro: Last Light are a joy to play in 60FPS. These shooter-adventures both have their flaws – with some of its distinctive eerie charm smoothed out for better or worse in some cases – but the Survival and Sentinel modes are still extremely compelling (if a touch easier), whether you’ve played these survival-horrors before or not.

MADDEN NFL 15 (PS4/XONE/PS3/360) Out now After 2013’s barely acceptable last-gen port for Playstation 4 and Xbox One – EA have made some sensational improvements to their American Football gaming franchise for this year’s offering.

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With a dramatically overhauled defensive tackling system, a more refined physics engine, and better tactical play calling, this is arguably the finest iteration yet of Madden – and it looks absolutely gorgeous in next-gen.

Released: October 10 When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys – including We’re the Millers star Will Poulter – he has no memory of the outside world, other than strange dreams about a mysterious organisation. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze, will he and his fellow ‘runners’ stand a chance of escape.

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Despite a few lingering flaws that need to be ironed out, EA has ushered in a new era of NFL gaming – fittingly headlined by the burgeoning talent of cover-star and Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman – and scores a terrific touchdown.

WARRIORS OROCHI 3: ULTIMATE (PS4/XONE) Out now

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This ‘ultimate’ version of the popular beat ’em up gets improved visuals, brand new storyline and exclusive modes for next-gen consoles.

Released: October 17

Comprising of fighters from the Dynasty and Samurai Warriors series – as well as characters from the likes of SoulCalibur and Dead or Alive – battling hordes of enemies across battlefields with powerful new weaponry is a fun experience.

Being a multi-millionaire from his Iron Man excursions allows Robert Downey Jr the ability to pick and choose his roles – this time starring as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home after the town’s judge and his father (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. The Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga and Armageddon’s Billy Bob Thornton co-star.

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It’s obviously aimed at more niche fighting audience, and particularly fans of the Dynasty Warriors games – but it’s about time newbies gave this a blast too.

THE GOLF CLUB (XONE/PS4/PC) Out now There’s a new contender to EA’s cast-iron PGA grip on golfing games teeing off – even though it may be a bit rough-round-the-edges.

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HB Studios’ new downloadable simulator may have a slightly unfinished feel, lack licensed players, and have weak presentation – but it offers an experience that will probably appeal to purists of the sport.

Released: October 24 After sizzling together in The Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and nominee Bradley Cooper re-team once again for this Depression-era North Carolina-set drama. The future of George Pemberton’s (Cooper) timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned his independent-minded wife Serena (Lawrence) cannot bear children.

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Rustic rooms… It’s time to get cosy and bring the outside in with rustic looks a strong seasonal trend when it comes to decorating your nest. Autumnal russet tones, wood, fur and wildlife images will all create that snug feeling you crave as the nights start to draw in and there’s a nip in the air. Voodoo Type Art Canvas Wilko £12

Checks are another strong look, and knitwear doesn’t just mean your winter woollies – it’s all about cushions and throws too. So light a candle and snuggle up!

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Large Taditional Wood Clock BHS £45

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This month it’s my pleasure to show it’s not just blokes who have a passion for their wheels!

Step forward Sally Woolner from Deeping St Nicholas and her tasty looking Chevrolet Camaro! Sally is a full time mum but also runs a small business Ceramics With Grace producing personalised pottery… when she’s not hitting the tarmac in this beaut that is. Apparently her hubby always wanted a Mustang Shelby, but they opted for this… and settled for calling the family dog Shelby instead. She bought the car three years ago from a friend who wanted to sell when she couldn’t bear the thought of it being sold off elsewhere. “I’d always loved the car,” explains Sally, “as had my husband and didn’t want to see it sold to a dealer or someone who wouldn’t love it like we did, so as my husband already had a hotrod he decided we would buy it for me!

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“My first drive was nerve wracking as it’s the complete opposite to drive than my automatic Audi estate, being a left hand drive manual, and having my husband next to me with his 'constructive criticism' however, after the first few trips out I gained confidence and fell in love.” Sally likes to be a bit different and loves the fact you don’t see many women driving American muscle cars “It’s a stunning car that’s been built and finished to a high standard,” Sally enthuses. “It is a sought-after 1969 model with a 6.6 litre V8 engine at 500bhp. Plus it’s my favourite colour! “It’s great to drive and I do like to test that my hubby can keep up now and again! We go to a lot of shows over the summer months and usually go in two cars, me in this and my hubby in his hotrod. We usually do attract attention while out and about and a lot of

people (mostly the men) are always surprised to see me in the driver’s seat with my daughter in her car seat next to me.” With wheels like this you’ve just got to show them off so it’s no surprise Sally is starting to enter it in a few shows and has even won her first trophy. “I went to a show the first year we had the car and had my good friend with me, as we arrived the guy on the gate was surprised to see two women in the car and said 'two women and a Camaro, you can’t get much better'! “I would never sell the car and hope one day my daughter will love it as I do and I might even let her drive it!” I can really see why this car is Sally’s Pride and Joy – what’s yours? Email us at office@espmag.co.uk and we can feature your favourite wheels whether it’s a car, truck, bike or whatever!


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BUCKLE UP WITH NEW SAFETY CAMPAIGN You are twice as likely to die in a car crash if you don’t wear a seatbelt. Grim reading but that’s a fact! You wouldn’t think anyone would need a reminder to buckle up these days but apparently some do so to warn drivers of the personal and legal consequences of not wearing a seatbelt the SaferPeterborough partnership is educating drivers and enforcing seatbelt use across the city.

WHEELS BIKE SALE IS ON! With the motorcycling season winding down, now is a great time to buy or replace your bike for next year. Wheels in Fengate are currently having a store wide sale of bikes and clothing to clear stock to make way for new 2015 models arriving. Manufacturers are helping this with some very attractive finance deals to help you along. The sale is also

Look out for a series of events and activities in the coming months including child car-seat testing sessions, demonstrations in schools of the effects of not wearing a seatbelt and enforcing seatbelt use outside schools in Peterborough.

extended to their used bike range of which they’ll usually stock around 100 clean examples.

The law requiring all drivers to wear a seatbelt was introduced over 30 years ago. The Department for Transport estimates that front seat belts save more than 2,200 lives a year in the UK.

If you’re still planning to ride your bike through the winter why not get it booked in for a service and health check for your peace of mind too? Wheels Motorcycles is open seven days a week and can be reached on 01733 358555.

Steve Gedny of Cambridgeshire Constabulary told me – “The consequences of not wearing a seatbelt can be the difference between life and death, often the injuries

are horrific and life changing. Anybody not belted up in the rear of the car is likely to be thrown through the rear window, or hit the front seat driver or passenger with such force that someone is going to be seriously injured or killed. “The law holds the driver responsible for under 14s in the vehicle who are not properly secured. Drivers caught without a seatbelt face on the spot fines of £100. If prosecuted the maximum fine is £500.” Clair George, senior road safety officer for the SaferPeterborough partnership, added: “We still see children in vehicles not in a child car-seat. Injuries to children can be significantly reduced by using a child restraint. In a collision at 30 miles per hour, an unrestrained child would hit the front seat and anyone sat in it with the force of between 30 to 60 times their own body weight. Even in a minor crash an unrestrained child would be thrown about inside the vehicle injuring themselves and others.”

SUCCESS FOR FIRST CITY CAR SHOW This stunning Sunbeam Alpine I’m pictured in was one of just over 400 classic and vintage cars that were showcased at the first Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show at The Embankment last month. The weekend event was a huge success thanks to organisers Peterborough City Council and Councillor Paula Thacker MBE. Cars, motorbikes, scooters, trucks, busses – in fact anything with a motor and wheels drew thousands of people to what I’m sure will be East Anglia’s biggest vehicle show when it returns next year. It was high time the city hosted its own show of this kind and what was particularly pleasing to see was the eclectic mix of cars on display. Owners travelled from as far north as Yorkshire and up from London to bring their pride and joy to the event and with word of mouth already spreading, the 2015 event could well pull in over 600 cars. The level of quality at this show also extended to its excellent range of food choice and general trade stands offering everything from high end crafts to collectable dinky cars. Top marks for a great event that will only get bigger and better. www.espmag.co.uk

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hEaLTh and beauty

ESP’s Charlotte Jolly has all the latest health and beauty news…

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BREaST CanCER awaREnESS MOnTh As you’re all probably aware by now, October is breast cancer awareness month with lots of the well-known charities getting involved and doing their bit to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and it affects both women and men. Thanks to research, more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before. Over 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis. However around 50,000 women are still diagnosed with breast cancer each year with around 12,000 women dying of the disease annually. So, to help combat the disease it’s important that you’re breast aware. Being breast aware is part of caring for your body. It means getting to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you. You can then feel more confident

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about noticing any unusual changes and reporting it to your GP. Early detection of breast cancer is encouraged as the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment may be.

10% from each purchase going towards Breakthrough’s crucial work, these pink products will make your life and someone else’s more beautiful. So do your bit and shop pink this October!

The Breast Cancer Care checklist

Beauty brand Bobbi Brown is also getting involved with Breast Cancer Awareness month by supporting the efforts of The Estee Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign with a Limited Edition Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection which features four lipglosses in varying pops of pink. Women will not just look pretty but will feel pretty powerful too! RRP is £35 and £5 from every sale in the UK will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Look at and feel your breasts so you know what's normal for you.

Do this regularly to check for changes.

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice anything.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer are returning this year with their Breakthrough Bake Off, encouraging everybody to help fund Breakthrough’s life-saving research by getting together with friends or family and sharing some home baked goodies and raising some cash. Whether it’s a Bake Off in the board room or a cake off in the kitchen, the most important thing is that everyone takes part. This year’s Bake Off will be held on Friday October 17 but if that doesn’t suit you, you can do it on any day throughout the month of October so no excuses! Not only are they urging people to get their cake on this month, but Breakthrough Breast Cancer have also joined forces with much loved, leading high street names such as Debenhams and Laura Ashley alongside beauty heavyweights Avon and ghd to launch exclusive products to raise vital funds. There’s something for every shopper out there from Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade Bag for Life, £4, to the ghd Bird of Paradise Coral Styler, £129. No matter what you choose and with

If baking and shopping aren’t your thing then why not take part in Wear it Pink 2014? Look good. Do good. Wear it pink. Look good and do good in the fight against breast cancer by joining men and women across the country in taking part in this fun fundraising event, wear it pink, on Friday October 24. This is the biggest pink event in the UK so ‘Get ready to bin the beige and wear it pink’. It’s so easy to get involved… simply wear it pink in the office, at home or at school and raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign to fund life-saving breast cancer research in the process. Visit the website www.wearitpink.org for more info and to sign up today.

GO SOBER

FOR OCTOBER If you don’t think you can manage giving up the ciggies for a month why not try giving up booze instead? The brave amongst you might even attempt both… Macmillan’s month long campaign is aimed at getting people to go sober for a month to help raise money for people facing cancer. By being a soberhero and raising much needed funds it means Macmillan can be there to help right from diagnosis all the way through to treatment and beyond. Not only will you be helping other people but there’s also a whole host of health benefits to yourself. Just imagine what you could achieve without a hangover… increased energy levels, higher productivity, better sleep, weight loss, clearer skin and a clearer head! Pay a visit to the Go Sober website and sign up. You can make and receive donations, run your own profile page and even go head-to-head with a mate. So, raise a glass (of water) and be proud that you’re helping people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone. For support, information or if you just want to chat, call free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk


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Hubble bubble, toil and trouble… NEW Pumpkin bubble bar £3.50 – Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a pumpkin. Crumble this sparkly number under a running tap and admire the water turning gold. Fragranced with Orange Flower Absolute and Blackcurrant Absolute you’ll be left feeling uplifted and skin will be toned.

Wash with the supernatural… NEW Fairy ring soap £4.10 – Packed with magical ingredients, this fairy house design is inspired by the mythical creatures of fairies and sprites. Myrrh oil, Patchouli and Shiiitake mushrooms work together to give you the benefit of their antiageing properties.

More treat than trick… NEW Wizard hat gift £12.95 – Give Harry Potter a run for his money and become a spell casting wizard with this new Halloween bath gift. Containing Wizard bubble bar, Star Light Star Bright bath melt and Sparkler bath bomb, your bath is sure to look like a magical cauldron, ready to excite anyone this spooky season.

JOIN THE STOPTOBER CHALLENGE It’s that time of year again when you give up smoking for the month of October with the help and support of Peterborough City Council. Giving up smoking is one of the biggest lifestyle changes you can make and it’s never too late to stop but the sooner you stub out this habit, the better. The first month is always the hardest so if you can manage it for all 28 days of Stoptober, the chances are you’ll be able to quit for good, in fact you’re 5 times more likely to! There’s lots of help at hand locally including a Stoptober bus outside the Town Hall from Monday September 22 – Friday September 26, where you can hop on board and start your journey to a smoke free life. There’ll be information on

Smokefree clinics, face to face specialist advice and if you sign up to the campaign you’ll receive a free Stoptober app, motivational texts and online support via Facebook and Twitter. You can also phone Peterborough City Council’s Smokefree team on Freephone 0800 376 56 55 to find out which Smokefree clinic is nearest you or for more info visit www.stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk So in the words of The Pub Landlord (Al Murray who is supporting the campaign) – “When it comes to stopping smoking the only thing stopping you stopping is the fact that you can’t stop, so stop stopping yourself stopping and stop.” Good luck!!


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SKIN DEEP Are all those lotions and potions we use to freshen and cleanse really doing us any good – or are they putting more nasties in than they clean away?

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leansing our body on the inside starts by turning off the tap of the external supply of toxicity from foods, drinks and stress, as well as a reduction in WiFi (frequency waves) and more. We know that what we put into our mouth is a key factor, but so too is what we slather, scrub, rub, spray, roll, and smear all over our skin in the name of either beauty or hygiene! The skin is not only our barrier from the outside world it also plays a major role in detoxification as it excretes waste through the pores. It’s also our protector and detector from the outside world as well as our temperature regulator and insulator. It helps to produce our Vitamin D and is a storage system for water and fat. Our skin also reflects to us our internal health, for instance clogged, dull, spotty skin is a mirror of an internal system that is not working optimally with wastes probably hanging around. Our skin absorbs what we put on it, you may know this by way of those nicotine patches that you used to help you stop smoking, the nicotine from the patch would be released into the skin and taken into the body.

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You may be thinking about having a clean-up of your diet after the summer months of BBQ’s, beer festivals, summer holidays and the like so whilst you may be reading your food labels more closely and choosing less chemicals in food and drinks you also need to think about what you are going to take into the body by way of the skin. There are now hundreds of thousands of chemicals in our environment many of which you’ll find in personal care products and make up. Women can take in far more chemicals every day than men by way of make up. Many of our chemicals have not been tested for the long term, low dose level which we apply to the skin which is then absorbed, taken up into the blood stream and the body at large. As the call for action on personal hygiene and the chemicals contained in it are mainstream news these days it can’t come quickly enough when you read that scientists are now able to measure substances such as phthalates, parabens and chemical fragrances dumped in the body. This is a huge cause for concern even though we are still unsure of the long term risk as many

of these are said to be ‘potentially’ toxic – not sure about you but that reads well enough for me to try to reduce chemicals in my personal world! Whilst this is gloomy reading it need not be as now the awareness has shifted

mainstream big label make up and skin care brands. It’s also about looking at other places you spend your money on a daily/weekly basis, i.e. buying the morning coffee is more expensive than a pea size measure of good organic skin care creams.

‘What you put on your skin matters as much as what you put into your mouth…’ and so many companies are now slowly taking out toxic chemicals and/or new companies are popping up everywhere with organic, toxic free products. When I first started in Naturopathy and Nutrition all those years back it was a real struggle to find products but look now, we even have them in local supermarkets as the demand equals the growth of this information getting out there. Buying products doesn’t have to be as expensive as you would automatically assume, in fact those that I’ve used in the past are less expensive than that of

What you put on your skin matters as much as what you put into your mouth, so take a look at your bathroom cabinets, dressing table and make up bag and see what you can make a swap with next time the pot/tube runs low. In Health, Karen Karen is a Registered Nutritionist, Colonic Hydroptherapist and Coach, www.karendevine.co.uk


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GREAT EASTERN RUNNERS NEED YOU! Many will be raising vital funds for the half marathon’s official Children in Needcharity or the Anna’s Hope Fun Run or countless other good causes local and national. All of them will tell you that support along the route is a real boost.

Give me a cheer!

The race starts and finishes on the Embankment but the beauty of the PGER is that it brings the race right into the heart of the city with the route taking in many local housing estates. So pull up your deckchairs, get your neighbours round, sweeties at the ready for the runners and line the streets with a cheer to help push them on to the finish! ESP’s Mikey Clarke will be running for Arthritis Research UK and our photographers will be there capturing the action. There’s plenty of entertainment on the Embankment including stalls and a funfair and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are hosting the day. Cathedral Square is also a great place to see the runners pass through and to give them your encouragement.

Thousands of runners are about to pound the streets of Peterborough – some will be dressed as superheroes and others will be aiming for a personal best, but whatever their reasons for running they need you!

You can still enter up to October 6 although there is now a £2 late entry fee. Runners can get reduced parking charges by signing up to RingGo the cashless parking service.

The Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on Sunday October 12 and is renowned for great public support to help runners master the half marathon and make it through the fun run when they’re dressed as a chicken!

All you need to know about the half marathon and the fun run is on the website www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk

Regional Gets A Gym Extension! Head down to the Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre and you’ll find the new gym extension has made it 50% bigger and looking pretty hot! The popular city-centre gym from Vivacity now has 50% more floor space, with panoramic views of the city, FREE parking and extended opening hours for busy city professionals. So no excuses for not squeezing in that fitness routine you know you need to start! There’s something for everyone, whatever lights your fire when it comes to improving your health. The new extended gym area now includes an X-Cube functional training centre, ab & stretch area and new lateral trainers. The new area also houses a free weights platform for Olympic lifting, a Smiths weight training machine, additional dumbbells, benches and plate-loading machines. The other great thing is that you get a complete gym membership. At the Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre there’s no need for unnecessary add-ons with your gym membership; you’ll get unlimited swimming, a state-of-the-art gym and access to the sauna & steam rooms. You’ll also get over 125 fitness classes included in your membership every week along with the latest cardio and weight equipment for a fun and effective workout. Sounds good to us!

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Whether you enjoy working out during the day, or before or after work, their opening times, plus the benefit of free city centre parking, make it easy for any of us to squeeze in some exercise no matter how busy life gets. If you’d like more info just call 01733 864000 or email regionalpool@vivacity-peterborough.com. Everybody knows that exercising with someone else is great motivation so it’s good to see that family and couple membership options are also available as well as just for individuals.

Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre, Bishop’s Road, Peterborough. PE1 5BW.

If you work in the city centre ask about their corporate rate today.

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The heat is on! We all moan about not being fit and doing enough exercise but local guy Darren Grigas has proved it can be done… just three years ago he could run about 3 miles and now he’s preparing to run 156 miles across the desert in the gruelling Marathon des Sables next year – like you do! Bonkers? Quite possibly. But he’s definitely one determined guy and has clinched himself a column with national magazine Outdoor Fitness who are following his training. Now if you’re thinking Darren looks a tad familiar that’s because he’s quite often been seen striking a pose in ESP’s fashion features modelling the latest looks for us. For now though it’s lycra, backpacks and trainers with a dash of blood, sweat and tears! So what turned this Peterborough based creative designer into this mad running machine? Well one of those life changing moments after a car crash 4 years ago when he was advised to take regular exercise to deal with the pain of his injuries. It was tough but this is where his determination kicked in and once he’d overcome some really tough times in the gym he got hooked on going further and faster. “I built up to run my first half-marathon a couple of years ago and then took on various fun challenges like the Burghley Rat Race; a 20 mile obstacle course and then a 20 mile race up and over the summit of Snowdon,” explains Darren. “I figured if I was to keep taking on tougher challenges then why not aim right for the top and found the Marathon des Sables dubbed as 'The toughest foot race on Earth'! Around 156 miles across the hellishly hot and hilly Sahara desert all self-sufficient with around 7kg of food and kit on your back.” Hmmm, well that’s us put off right there, but not Darren! With only 1000 places open worldwide each year places are notoriously hard to secure and when registration opened all places were taken within four minutes! Darren was literally poised on the button and incredibly managed to land a place. “From that moment my lifestyle dramatically changed. I was no longer training just for fun, because running marathons in temperatures that can top 60 degrees can mean life or death out there if you're not prepared. Although only 2 deaths in 29 years isn’t bad odds!” You’ve gotta love his positive take on it all! “I was drawn by the incomprehensible challenge of not only if I could complete this in April but could I commit to the life changing training required to go from never having run one marathon to taking on the equivalent of six back to back across a desert!” In 2014 more than 110 (around 12%) failed to finish, many dropping out on day one and some even falling into comas with organ failure! Is he

really sure about this?! Apparently so – “The lure of taking a day or two off is always tempting but quitting is not an option. I’ve set my heart and mind on this and am ever more determined as each day passes. “I wake with new aches and pains each day, I'm keeping a strict diet so as not to carry any unnecessary weight across the sands so I’m always craving a good feast.“

Darren’s wisely enlisted help and has chosen the best coach for this challenge – Rory Coleman, the nine times world record holder and a guy who’s run the race 11 times now plus more than 860 marathons. “Since enlisting his help my training has dramatically increased. It includes long steady distances, hill runs, speedwork and full body workouts both outdoors and in the gym. I train seven days a week at the moment; 2-3 times a week at Vivacity’s Premier Fitness in Hampton plus many miles out on the roads and trails around Peterborough.” Although this was primarily a challenge for his own ambitions, having been touched by cancer in the family like so many others, Darren wanted to fundraise for a really worthy cause to really help spur him on. “I feel it would be a wasted opportunity to take one of the toughest races on earth without trying to raise some money for an amazing local charity and I’ve chosen Anna’s Hope. To raise funds that can help save real lives gives me so much more drive to push on through to successfully completing this epic challenge.” We reckon Darren’s a real inspiration and we’ll be backing him all the way. If you’d like to support him his donations page is: www.justgiving.com/DarrenGrigas You can also text donations to DUNE51 followed by the amount £10 (in this format) to 70070.

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This month’s line-up at the North Street Bar in Peterborough includes Jonny Awsum fresh from a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Scott Bennett with his sardonic observational patter, with support from Tez Ilyas, Miranda Kane, Pat MacDonald and compere Ben Murray. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £7.50 in advance on www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

JIM DAVIDSON NO FURTHER ACTION

If you ask most people what they think of 'The Simpsons' the phrase 'not as funny as it used to be' will crop up. Whilst there's some truth the quality may have dipped at times over 25 years and over 550 episodes, there is one key element that hasn't, and that's The Simpsons' annual Halloween 'Treehouse of Horror' episodes. With each episode split into three segments and always taking place outside the normal continuity of the show you can always guarantee there'll be laughs set around a horror, sci-fi or supernatural background. The first ever one in 1990 set the tone when it introduced the aliens Kang & Kodos who abduct the Simpsons. On board the alien spaceship Lisa finds a cook book

called 'How to Cook Humans' she thinks they're about to be eaten and it gives way to one of the best ever visual gags in the show’s history. Kang blows some dust off the cover to show the title as 'How to Cook For Humans' but Lisa still suspicious blows more dust off the cover and the title then appears as 'How to Cook Forty Humans' before Kang, blows off the last of the dust to show the definite title being 'How to Cook for Forty Humans'. Or what about 'Nightmare Cafeteria'. That's the one that sees disruptive children used as a Sweeney Todd-like food source at Springfield Elementary after the school cafeteria is hit by budget cuts. Who can forget Principal Skinner chasing Bart down

the corridor, yelling – "I'm going to enjoy devouring you Bart Simpson. Yes, I believe I'll start, as you so often suggested, by EATING YOUR SHORTS!" But perhaps the greatest thing 'The Treehouse of Horror' episodes has given fans in recent years is the on-off cameos by 'Spider Pig' aka 'Harry Plopper'. Homer's pet pig that was arguably the funniest thing about the Simpson's movie of 2007 has been seen in a variety of spooktacular guises and jokes since. Altogether now 'Spider Pig, Spider Pig. Does whatever a spider pig does. Can he swing from a web? No he can't, he's a pig, Lookout! He is the Spider Pig!’

THE LAST LAUGH Finally, the next time you're down the pub you might like to raise your glass and remember comedy actor Roy Heather who passed away recently. Best known for playing Sid in Only Fools & Horses, he appeared in the show on a regular basis from the second series onwards. First playing the owner of the greasy spoon cafe, and later when he took over as landlord of the Nags Head. He had some memorable scenes in the show, including questioning Trigger about the legitimacy of his brand new broom, a great story about spending World War II as a prisoner of war thanks to Uncle Albert and barring Boycie & Marlene from the pub in the last ever episode with the line – 'Get off home and take your foster tits with you’. RIP Roy and thanks for the laughs.

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Very few comedians could turn the worst year of their life into a resounding success, but fresh from winning the most successful ever series of Celebrity Big Brother by a landslide, comedy king Jim Davidson has done exactly that. Catch him live at the Cresset. Ticket prices from £23 (face value £21.50) on 01733 265705.

SO COMEDY

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Brett Goldstein headlines the So Comedy club at Stamford Arts Centre this month, described as ‘An expert blend of performance, emotion and gags’ by the Sunday Times, with support from Anna Morris – ‘Spot-on, darkly comic characters… she’s comedy gold’ Huffington Post. Emerging new talent Tom Toal completes the line up. Tickets are £15 (£13) £12 students and groups of 10+ available on 01780 763203 or www.stamfordartscentre.com

GAGS ON THE GREEN

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Comedy returns to the Bluebell in Werrington this month with headliner Tony Cowards – you may not have seen Tony but you’re sure to have heard or read some of his jokes as he regularly writes for many well known comics, as well as supplying jokes for the top greeting cards companies and the Times newspaper. There’ll be support acts on the night and tickets are £7 from the pub on 01733 571264 or phone or text 07914 421892. Food is available and there’ll be guest ales on sale.


JO CAULFIELD Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield is back at the Key Studio with her hilarious new show.

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Jo’s always wondered why anger is seen as such a bad thing. When life presents such irritations as vacuous celebrities, endless TV quiz shows, arrogant shop-assistants, emotionally ‘challenged’ men, drunken girlfriends who always pick the wrong partner, and a husband who continually quotes The Godfather, surely having a good rant – and a good laugh – is the only sensible reaction? Enjoy your anger. Tickets are £14 (£12 concession) on 01733 207239.

GARY DELANEY – PURIST Gary thinks that most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance.

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Expect: Jokes. Don’t Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery. Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls! The star of Mock the Week and much more will be appearing at the Key Theatre. Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions) on 01733 207239.

KEY COMEDY NIGHT

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The regular comedy nights at the Key Studio feature some of the best of the comedy circuit and this month it’s Charlie Baker – Devon’s answer to Jack Black. A regular face on TV (Let’s Dance for Sports Relief and Never Mind the Buzzcocks), Charlie makes his first appearance at the Key supported by Stephen Carlin who’s building a growing fan base with his original and insightful writing style, along with Mark Smith and fresh new stand up Archie Maddocks. Tickets are £9 in advance (£11 on the door) from 01733 207239.

CRESSET COMEDY CLUB

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The city’s long established comedy club at the Cresset never disappoints and this month sees brilliant impersonations and amazing beat boxing from Radio 4 headliner Stefano Paolini. Support comes from deadpan maestro Julian Deane and cheeky Brummie Andy White plus compere Pete Otway. Ticket price £13 (face value £11.50) on 01733 265705 or www.cresset.co.uk.

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB BOURNE

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The Red Hall in Bourne sees another great line-up with the off-beat and very funny Martin Mor, the mischievous and subversive Joe Lycett with Alistair Green and compere Kevin Shepherd. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 in advance on www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB SPALDING

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The Funhouse Comedy team head to the South Holland Centre in Spalding with laughs from the imaginative and cheeky Joe Lycett, offbeat funny-man Martin Mor along with Mandy Muden and compere Ben Murray. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm, tickets are £10 in advance on www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH – A WEE KEN TO REMEMBER

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As heard recently on BBC Radio 4's John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent – the diminutive Ken Worthington. In this brand new show, Shuttleworth (‘Sheffield's funniest man’ The Times) will probably end up doing both! Tickets are £10 on 01780 763203 or www.stamfordartscentre.com


THE POSH PAGE ESP’s new columnist Neil Gilby brings us the exclusives on all things Peterborough United…

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Why should you come to London Road?

If you love football, and you live in Peterborough, why do you not support your local team? I know that everyone who reads this will have their own opinion, and at the end of the day football is all about opinions, but let me share my opinion on the matter. Many excuses for the above question are as follows… I’m not from Peterborough originally – That’s brilliant, but what does that have to do with anything? If you’re a football fan then you LOVE football, not being originally from Peterborough should have nothing to do with it. Me myself I am from St. Albans and it didn’t stop me. I support another team – Appreciate that, do you go week in week out? If the answer is yes then fair play, if the answer is no then shame on you… If you’re a footy fan then come and watch football with your own eyes, experience a match day and the noise of the crowd –

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I have a gripe, an opinion that really ruffles my feathers and I find it hard to make that feeling go away. don’t sit at home on your sofa watching it on TV, that’s not what being a football fan is all about. I am and always have been an Arsenal fan, but unfortunately due to one thing or another I am not going to be able to get to the Emirates week in week out, so do you know what I did to fill the fix? I went down to London Road whilst Posh were in the depths of League Two and the moment I stepped out onto the terrace I absolutely loved it and you couldn’t keep me away. Football is about the atmosphere, the togetherness the thrill of watching 90 minutes of a sport you adore. My point is if you are a football fan and you don’t come to London Road then I would love to invite you down to try. London Road is the home of entertainment in the country. Don’t believe me? Look it up for yourself. For seasons we have seen the most goals scored than in any other ground, we have had three

promotions in the last seven years, we have spent over a million pound on a player, sold players for even more – some of which now ply their trades in the Premier League. We have helped make names such as David Seaman, Jimmy Bullard, Matthew Etherington, Simon Davies, Craig Mackail-Smith, George Boyd, Dwight Gayle, Ryan Bennett, Russell Martin, Brit Assombalonga… I could go on and on but these are the calibre of players we have playing at London Road week in week out. It’s not only the football though, at London Road we have a stand dedicated to families strategically titled the Family Stand, we have FREE face painting and balloons for children and family/child meal deals all to ensure your visit to London Road is a good one. What I ask is this – Just try it, because you never know… you might just like it. UP THE POSH!

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LIVE @ LONDON ROAD We aim to make London Road a local home for evening entertainment and we’re kicking this off on Friday November 21 with the UK’s No.1 Beatles tribute act The Fab Beatles. The highly acclaimed band are the UK’s No.1 tribute to the Fab Four and tickets are priced at £20 seated, £15 standing on 01733 865674 or www.theposhtickets.com Future Live Nights Include…

23rd January Revival Abba Tribute Band, £20 seated and £15 standing *£5 discount to Posh Season Ticket Holders

14th March Viva La Coldplay, £20 seated and £15 standing *£5 discount to Posh Season Ticket Holders

23rd May Oas-is, £20 seated £15 standing *£5 discount to Posh Season Ticket Holders


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On November 1 the Heron pub in Stanground is hosting Knightfest, a unique event featuring a whole day of some of the best live acts and real ales from across the region. The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been organised to raise funds for Alzheimer Research UK and is the idea of local musician Dave Knight, whose mum suffers from dementia, and his partner Jayne Paul. Knightfest promises a selection of one-off beers which are sure to get the attention of real ale tickers with breweries such as Xtreme Ales, Bexar County, Elland, Miletree and Star already signed up. The band line up for the charity day is looking just as tasty! The music kicks off at 2pm with Stacey Lowth followed by Rory Mackenzie, Fyzz Wallis, The Waterboatmen, Simon Russell, Feckin Eejits and the Palmerston Ukulele Band. The evening session starts at 7.30pm with Mick Davison followed by A Hatful of Hacketts and finishes with two sets by Press.

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MIXOLOGY HALLOWEEN EXCLUSIVE – MODA BLACK PRESENTS JAYMO & DANDY GEORGE

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YOYO – STUDENT ANTICS Joining us again to drop another unforgettable set in the Red Room on Friday October 3, CJ Beatz returns hailing from the world famous 1Xtra bringing you a mix, blend and mash up of all things hip hop, RnB, bashment and the unexpected! Combine this with the standard Menage a Trois filled night of Champagne reception, 5 other DJ’s in a total of 3 rooms which you can get access to all for one price! And with the biggest and widest music policy to cater for all your needs this is guaranteed to be the only way you need to start your weekend! Hit up the page - facebook.com/ menagenights to find out more info on the event and guest list info!

VANITY @ RED ROOM Halloween at Mixology in Red Room on October 31 is set to be a night full of ghoulish basslines and eerie breakdowns, concocted in a cauldron of Moda Black witchcraft by head honchos of the forwardthinking label, Jaymo & Andy George. These two have been on the scene for almost a decade; forming not only a club night, but an establishment and movement in Lincoln with Moda. Their DJing exploits have taken them from the humble, rustic, intimate loftspace of the Engine Shed to resident slots at Space - Ibiza and Fabric - London. With two live BBC Essential Mixes under their belts and covering for Pete Tong's and Annie Mac's shows, these boys are in demand.

The undeniable sound of Vanity bringing you a mix and blend of the finest urban music is back in the Red Room on Friday October 10. Head down and sample the sounds of DJ Nick T and DJ Wreckdown from 10pm right through until 4am. Grab a copy of the notorious Vanity mixtape (now on volume 14!) for free from the DJ box, and be sure to join the Guest List which gets you entry and a free glass of Grey Goose premium Vodka + mixer all for just £4. Simply Text ‘Vanity + your full name’ to 07411 258 999.

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The Moda Black label run by this impressive duo have released tracks for electronic music heavyweights Dusky, Hot Since 82, Eats Everything & Disclosure. Mixology residents Tom Skinner & Dan Clare had the privilege of kicking off the recent Moda Warehouse event on May 4 with energetic support from Peterborough's finest revellers. We can’t wait to welcome the Moda Black head honchos to Mixology. We'll see you and your most gruesome, lurid Halloween attire at the front!

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unforgettable clubbing experiences! LIKE Facebook.com/ThrowbackParties for event info and a general reminder of some amazing memorable tracks!

Love your Kisstory style tunes, then ThrowBack is for you! Taking over Edwards and Flares on Friday October 24 come and join the ThrowBack team as they take you on a journey down memory lane to those good ol’ days! Mixing up the classics and anthems all night long combined with a touch of the latest big tracks of today this night is a surefire way to start your weekend and a casual reminisce of the soundtrack to some of your most

Bringing you the biggest Thursday night out in Peterborough week in week out ‘You’re Only Young Once’ at Edwards & Flares is more than just a night out! It’s a celebration, a motto and an excuse! Kick start the night with £1 drinks from 10.30pm. Their resident DJ’s mix up the latest in house, dance and RnB which will keep you shuffling on the dance floor all night long. Celebrating a birthday? Then let these guys help you do it right! Text ‘YoYo Birthday + your full name’ to be added to the Birthday Guest List, this gets you free entry and a bottle of bubbly to help you celebrate your birthday! Facebook.com/YoYoClubNights Twitter - @YoYoclubNights

HOUSE PROUD & MUM PRESENT HARRY ROMERO House Proud are pleased to welcome back Manchester Underground Music for a label showcase featuring Harry Romero, Russell James & Mark Holmes on October 11 at Radius. 2013 was the beginning of a new chapter for Harry, parting ways with his long time label group Subliminal, after being tied into a ten year deal which now leaves him free to release with other labels, and importantly, returning directly to the beats. Already forging ahead with new releases on Circus Recordings, Ovum (under his Vaggio alias), Size X, and Sneak’s I’m A House Gangster among others, he also makes his debut on Manchester Underground Music. There’s no question that Harry is one of the finest and most accomplished producers in electronic music, a serious beat maker like few others and a seasoned DJ since the early 90’s in New York. Along with Erick Morillo and Jose Nunez, Harry played a definitive role in laying the foundation for Subliminal, what became one of the best-known and most respected dance music labels of the last ten years. Official pre-party hosted by Intro at SolGarden 6pm - 10pm, then head upstairs 10pm – 4am. Tickets www.residentadvisor.net

DAN STONE @ INFLUENCE Influence returns Friday October 3 with the third instalment of this hugely successful new brand, at AtticaVIP! Headlining this event is the one & only, Dan Stone (Anjunabeats/Enhanced). His uplifting, euphoric sound has attracted support from Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk & all the major players, gaining him an ever-growing fanbase across the world. He’s taken his style of big room, floor filling trance to club nights up and down the UK including Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Passion, Off The Rails and now Influence! Joining Dan, is the hugely talented Mike Beaumont (OTR), plus the usual residents of S.W.A.P, Bricey & Neil Bamford! Expect high quality production, drink promotions and superb music! It’s on from 10pm-5am. Tickets from Fatsoma £6 inc bf, or £8 on the door. More info on Facebook 'Influence'.

GEORDIE SHORE’S GAZ & VICKY @ HALO On Thursday October 9 Geordie Shore’s Gaz and Vicky join Halo for a Thirsty Thursday special, join the guestlist for £2 off entry before midnight and enjoy drinks from 90p all night! Text HALO THURSDAY + FULL NAME to 87202 to join.

GET FADED IN GHOST! After selling out every week since launching, Faded has quickly become the go to Friday urban night. With DJs Lil’ Dave and Push back to back alongside MC Detox from 11pm until 5am playing the best RnB, hip hop, bashment and Afrobeats. Search FridaysAreFaded on Facebook to join the £3 guestlist before 1am every Friday.

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LIVE LINE UP @ STAMFORD Subways

There’s plenty of variety at Stamford Corn Exchange in October! Firstly on October 18 T-Rextasy relive the magic of glam rocker Marc Bolan. As the only T-Rex tribute band endorsed by the last remaining members of the band, T-Rextasy will take you back to the seventies with their lead singer’s ‘uncanny’ resemblance to the iconic Marc Bolan. If you Love to Boogie then this will be the night for you. Then on October 29 Joe Brown will be appearing with his son, music producer, Pete for a night of rock ’n’ roll and memories. After spending five decades in the spotlight performing on stage and screen, Joe Brown is showing no signs of slowing down as he visits the area as part of his latest nationwide tour.

Hi On Maiden

SUBWAYS AND HI ON MAIDEN HIT THE MET As Peterborough’s independent music venue the Met Lounge celebrates 15 years bringing us some great live music, they’re doing it in style with a couple of strong acts. Top Iron Maiden tribute Hi On Maiden will rock the venue on Saturday October 11 followed by The Subways on Tuesday October 28.

Finally October 31 The Ultimate Elton & The Rocket Band Show comes to Stamford. Paul Bacon fills the Rocket Man’s platform shoes. Voted the UK’s no.1 Elton John tribute band, this show is not to be missed by Elton fans. Great choices and whichever show you want tickets for the Box Office is 01780 766455.

HIGHWAY TO HELL’OWEEN If you’re a rock fan, the South Grove Community Centre in Stanground has a real Halloween treat for you…

Hi On Maiden are the only Maiden tribute band officially recognised by the real Iron Maiden – indeed several members of the real Maiden have at times played with the tribute band! You can expect all the classics including Run to The Hills, Can I Play with Madness, Fear of the Dark and The Trooper.

Highway To Hell'oween on Saturday November 1 has plenty of hard rock scheduled because the evening features a triple bill of classic tribute rock for Halloween with sets from Blag Sabbath, Lizzy On The Loose and Let There B/DC. Doors open at 6.30pm with Lizzy On The Loose getting things underway at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile The Subways have announced a long awaited tour of the UK and Ireland and one leg of the itinerary sees the band return to the scene of their first ever Peterborough show at The Met Lounge. It’s over two years since the band hit the road and singer Billy Lunn told us – “It feels like it's been ages since we last toured the UK, and we're so excited about the new album. We're all itching to get back on the road and back on stage!”

To capture the mood there'll be an optional Halloween fancy dress, with a cash prize for the best outfit on the night, but plain denim will be OK.

Their new one off single ‘My Heart Is Pumping to a Brand New Beat’ was released to popular acclaim in the summer, via the band’s own label YFE Records. The band’s gig at The Met Lounge wil see able support from Max Raptor and Boston band The Vigilantes.

There’s a full bar and you can get advance tickets priced £7.50 in advance from the South Grove Centre or pay on the door (£10) on November 1.

Book online for both gigs at www.seetickets.com, in person from The Met or call 01733 566100.

MOVES LIKE JAGGER AND STEELEYE SPAN @ THE KEY Great to see the Key Theatre featuring some very entertaining music shows which will be ideally suited to the ambience of the place. On Saturday October 18 the Counterfeit Stones bring their show to Peterborough. It’s packed with big hits, outrageous fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of ‘Spinal Tap’ humour. Believe me, I’ve seen the show and there’s a good deal of tongue in cheek entertainment as well as great musicianship. The lead singer is Nick Jagger and he certainly knows how to entertain

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an audience. And they’ve done that for nearly 20 years earning huge accolades for their performances at places like Buckingham Palace, Microsoft and the Harry Potter end of production party. Perhaps the highest accolade is from Sir Mick Jagger himself who quoted The Counterfeit Stones as being, “The Most famous Stones band in England”. Not quite but brilliant entertainment. Another great night at the Key comes from folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span who are celebrating

45 years with a new live show. You can see Maddy Prior – the voice of the band – lead a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2014 shows will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British folk rock bands ever. Tickets for Steeleye Span at the Key on Sunday October 19 and the Counterfeit Stones are available on 01733 207239.


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Mallory Knox

Named after the murderous heroine featured in Oliver Stone’s outrageous feature Natural Born Killers, Mallory Knox are back with their brand new album Asymmetry and a UK tour to boot. Having hit the big time with their first album Signals which featured the massive singles Lighthouse and Beggars, the band are ready to break new boundaries this time round with a newly focused set of aspirations. Alex Jones chatted to Sam Douglas from the band to talk about the new album, their show in Peterborough and the resurgence of rock music. Hi Sam, how are things in the Mallory Knox camp? “Very good mate! We’ve been waiting a while to get round to this point so yes, very exciting.” Are you excited for the release of Asymmetry? “Yeah it’s been a while coming for us to get these songs out, you know how it is, being in a band we’ve had these songs for almost a year before we even stepped inside the studio so we’re itching for people to hear this stuff. We’ve just put Shout at the Moon out there and Ghost in the Mirror a couple of months back and the reaction’s been great so we’re excited to get the rest of the album out there.” You mentioned having had the songs for a while now, but you’ve actually turned this album around pretty quickly. Did you write the majority on the road, or did you get straight back to it after the last tour? “Signals came out last year but we actually had those songs recorded back in January 2012 so as a band we hadn’t actually written anything new for a long time. In fact we’d left it for so long that when it came to actually writing the new album it was almost like we’d forgotten how to do it. “It took us a good couple of months to get into the swing of things and then we had a two to three week period where we finished seven or eight of the songs for the album. After that we were able to experiment with certain instruments, different melodies and enjoy the process a bit more, but those first few months made it clear to us that we need to write on the road to keep our song writing abilities fresh.”

I’m a big fan of your anthemic choruses and from hearing the first few tracks you’ve released from this album, especially Shout at the Moon, there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of them this time round. Do these come naturally to you or do you devote extra time into getting them sounding huge? “Shout at the Moon was actually one of the first tracks we’d written for the album and when we came round to demo-ing it we had some time to really think about how we wanted it to sound. The chorus to that track was completely re-written and when we went into the studio we had a lot of time to think about different guitar tones and things like that. “Unlike with Signals which was recorded in three weeks, this time round we had four months to think about things so a lot more time was dedicated to specific parts and really getting as much out of every song that we could.” During your tour you’re playing The Cresset in Peterborough on Monday November 17, you’re from Cambridge originally have you played many shows here before? “We’ve played The Met Lounge a few times before but we haven’t played it in a couple of years actually. When we were starting out we would travel between Cambridge, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds, they would be the three cities we’d play every other month. “We’ve been away elsewhere for a couple of years so its going to be good to come back. I remember when we first played The Met it was in front of 20 people, then we came back and played for 40 people then for 100 and the last time we sold it out!

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“But yeah the Peterborough date is like our homecoming show, it’s the show our families are going to come to and hopefully a few people from Cambridge will make the trip. It’s gonna be a good one! Mallory Knox’s new album Asymmetry is out Monday October 27. Catch the band live on their upcoming tour at the Cresset on Monday November 17 Alex Jones - www.foryourreading entertainment.com Read Alex’s full interview with the band on www.espmag.co.uk www.espmag.co.uk

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REVOLVER The Axe & Cleaver, Boston SPIRIT The Stage, Market WED OCT 8 Deeping OPEN ACOUSTIC WITH THE HELIX AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' The Angel Inn, Yarwell The Railway, Ramsey OPEN MIC SHOWCASE THE MIGHTY QUINN Thorney Ex Servicemens Attica, Broadway Club, Thorney THU OCT 9 THE SPIRIT ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE The Stage, North Street Bar, Market Deeping North Street THE STERADENTS OPEN MIC The Dragon, Werrington The Solstice, Northminster VELOCITY OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH Burghley Arms, Bourne JAMES EDMONDS WHISKEY TWIST The Crown, Lincoln Road The Straw Bear, Whittlesey FRI OCT 10 ZEB ROOTZ CUTTING LOOSE The Masons Arms, Bourne The Dragon, Werrington FRANKLY MY DEAR SUN OCT 12 The Swiss Cottage, MATT HOWARD Woodston Shuckburgh Arms, GROUNDED Southwick The Dragon, Werrington PENNYLESS HOOKER Mama Liz's, Stamford The Ploughman, MON OCT 13 Werrington SHADES OF GREEN SLIDE TO OPEN The Cock Inn, Werrington The Golden Pheasant, Etton THE CHUCK NORRIS TUE OCT 14 EXPERIENCE The Cherry Tree, OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH Oundle Road JAMES EDMONDS The Bull, Newborough THE ENDEAVOUR The Met Lounge, WED OCT 15 Bridge Street OPEN MIC SHOWCASE THE RAINMEN Attica, Broadway North Street Bar, North Street THU OCT 16 THE UNKNOWN FALLEN BREAKS + The Heron, Stanground OUR GLORIOUS DEMONIC HEIST + SAT OCT 11 REDD 101 PROOF North Street Bar, The Swiss Cottage, North Street Woodston GRUMPY OLD MEN BACK TO THE BONE The Ostrich, North Street The Peacock, London Road OPEN MIC BIANCA & THE The Solstice, Northminster TOPCATS FRI OCT 17 North Street Bar, North Street CUTTIN LOOSE The Axe & Cleaver, Boston DR A'S RHYTHM & GROOVES FARMER PHIL AND IAN Firkin Ale, Bourne BONES + GUESTS The Boat Inn, Whittlesey FILTHY LUCRE The Cock Inn, Werrington HONEYWELL The Blue Boar, Eye HI ON MAIDEN The Met Lounge, JOEL EVANS Bridge Street The Fayre Spot, Bretton HOOKER LET THERE B/DC The Cherry Tree, Hole in the Wall, Stamford Oundle Road LIZZY ON THE LOOSE HUSSY HICKS The Cherry Tree, Charters, Town Bridge Oundle Road LET THERE B/DC PENNYLESS Iron Horse Ranch, The Masons Arms, Bourne Market Deeping LIVE BAND LIZZY ON THE LOOSE The Heron, Stanground The Ostrich, North Street THE DELTAPHONICS RAMSHACKLE North Street Bar, SERENADE North Street Palmerston Arms, THE INFLUENCE Oundle Road The Swiss Cottage, Woodston

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BLACKOUT UK Charters, Town Bridge HOOKER The Crown, Lincoln Road LIVE BAND The Fayre Spot, Bretton MAIN STREET The Cock Inn, Werrington PENNYLESS The Golden Hind, Cambridge REVOLVER Boston Bowl, Boston ROCK OUT The Blue Boar, Eye ROCKIT The Heron, Stanground SHANE POOLE North Street Bar, North Street UNDER_COVERED The Dragon, Werrington WHITE SPIRIT The Cherry Tree, Oundle Road

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SAT OCT 25 101 PROOF The Angel Inn, Yarwell BE BOP A LULAS The Crown, Lincoln Road BLACKOUT UK The Cherry Tree, Oundle Road CIRCA 73 The Straw Bear, Whittlesey GROOVE CARTEL The Granary, Long Sutton LEE ENSTONE North Street Bar, North Street LEE MAJOR The Swiss Cottage, Woodston OLD SCHOOL REASONS + THE AMBER CLUB + TRAITORS + A GREAT NOTION + COMMON YOUTH The Met Lounge, Bridge Street ON THE CEILING Ebeneezers, Woodston REVOLVER The Black Bull, Kirton SIMON LEE The Peacock, London Road THE 707 The Burghley Club, Burghley Square THE LEAGUE OF MENTALMEN New England Club, Occupation Road THE RETURNS The Stage, Market Deeping THE SOUNDINJECTORS Stilton Country Club, Stilton UNINVITED GUESTS The Castle Inn, Castle Bytham

MON OCT 27 SHADES OF GREEN The Golden Pheasant, Etton

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