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MAY/JUNE 2013 Issue No3

DEAN Dean Stoneman…against all odds! Former Formula 2 Champion returns from nearly losing his life to winning races again!

MUSIC – THEATRE – HEALTH – SPORT– LIFESTYLE – COMMUNITY

Liz Boyd

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE REGION

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Welcome!

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to the latest isue of event magazine!

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I have to thank all of you that have given us such amazing feedback again! But we know there is a lot of work to do. You will see things change over the coming months as we streamline a few things and add some new features. We are taking on board your ideas you have e-mailed to us and have already made some changes as a result. Thanks...keep the ideas coming!

Managing Editor John Hodgson Contributors John Hodgson Philip Ticehurst Laura Scott Lewis Crathern David Hinchliffe Barnaby Hall Richard Amey Liz Boyd John Gander The Gardener The Alien

We have also been approached to see if we actually organise events. Well clearly great minds think alike…Event (Magazine) Consultancy is on the drawing board and it will be announced soon as to it’s sphere of operation. Watch out for news of our Business and Sports awards…you may be a candidate! Finally, we are still looking for ‘The Face of event Magazine’ and as yet no creditable nomination has been made! We don’t know who we are looking for but we know that when he or she pops out the woodwork we will recognise them. Is it you?

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Read the amazing Dean Stoneman interview on pages 42 & 43. Having once been given only a 25% chance of survival…the former Formula 2 champion is back winning races.

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MAGAZINE

MAY/JUNE 2013 Issue No3

DEAN Dean Stoneman…against all odds! Former Formula 2 Champion returns from nearly losing his life to winning races again!

MUSIC – THEATRE – HEALTH – SPORT– LIFESTYLE – COMMUNITY

Photographer Liz Boyd lillybet1@msn.com

Liz Boyd

COVER STORY

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE REGION

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Goring Road Carpets

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spotlight on theatre & cinema

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INTERVIEW Cloud 9 Contractors WORTHING JAZZ

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Health & Wellbeing with Sandra Crathern

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FILM REVIEWS

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CLASSICAL Grand Final of Concertos Result

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theatre reviews Virginia Ironside

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A HISTORY OF… Old Worthing

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HOME BOYS & GIRLS

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RESTAURANT REVIEW Picasso

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INTERVIEW Yeoman Peugeot

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COMMUNITY VIEWS OF A BLONDE 2

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june 2013 Lose so Zoe Wins!

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ALIEN VIEW

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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FROM THE POTTING SHED

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THE BUSINESS EYE

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CLEAR COMPUTING

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Get Active on the South Downs

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SPORT 1…Intro

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SPORT 2…Basketball

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SPORT 3…Cover Story Dean Stoneman

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SPORT 4…Volleyball

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SPORT 5…Hinch in Touch Hinch on Worthing Raiders

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SPORT 6…Kitesurfing with Lewis Crathern GREENWATCH

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Goring Road Carpet Centre

Walking into the showroom in the Goring Road that was established in 2005 by Pat Yates, it immediately stirs a very varied thought process. Amongst those thoughts are whether you have just walked into a modern day carpet bazaar or the most highly stocked carpet emporium for some miles around.

As you take your first steps amongst the myriad of carpet samples, rolls of off cuts and vinyls another wave of realization washes over you. No… this is not just a pile of floor coverings that may or may not be to your taste. This is an unrivalled choice of traditional and contemporary products, all beckoning for your attention. On this occasion it is not ‘Aladdin’ who appears from the back of the store to welcome the young couple, but David the Manager of this close knit family

business. A warm welcome ensues, followed by a route plan to so much selection that you feel that it is impossible that they won’t find what they are looking for. It is soon clear that what they are seeking is flooring known as luxury vinyl tiles and planks. A smile comes across David’s face as he realises that one of their specialities will fit the bill perfectly… Amtico with the borders and feature strips laid individually and fully bonded to the prepared sub floor by their specially trained Amtico fitter. The couple are left to ponder in their own time about the colours and designs as a retired husband and wife are looking for advice from David on some of the deep pile more traditional carpets. They look encouraged to hear that if they order to the value of over £200.00 that fitting, underlay, door bars and grippers are all FREE! The mini rush subsides and our ‘Aladdin’ returns to his desk to plan the day ahead. He pauses to smile and to once again enthuse about his work and how pleased he is with the well respected business that they have built up. “It has been created by simply providing the right product at the right price”, he says. With nothing left to do except write up our experience we stand aside to allow the next customer through the door who is clutching a piece of paper on which are scrawled questions to ask. We are sure they will be answered to his satisfaction. Unable to purchase a ‘magic carpet’ we made our way back to the car. Whilst it won’t fly the consolation was that we were able to park it a few yards away on this rainy day.

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News and reviews from our cinemas and theatres

SPOTLIGHT pages New Irish Dance Spectacle led by Award-Winning Dance Champion.

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PAVILION THEATRE – FRIDAY 3RD MAY

During the height of Riverdance’s popularity Catherine toured with the show around North America and Canada, after which she starred in Celtic Fusion touring America as part of the growing range of Irish dance shows, which became globally successful. Catherine is joined in the show by brother, dance captain who has also toured with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance in addition to having ranked in the top three in both the Irish dance All Ireland and World championships.

All Ireland Championship dancer, Catherine Gallagher, leads new Irish dance show Queen of the Dance which visits Worthing Pavilion Theatre on May 3 and combines live music with traditional danced jigs and reels. Joined by and international ensemble of dancers, the show embraces influences from around the world, while maintaining the essence of Irish dance at its core with a mix of both hard-shoe and soft-shoe dances. The nine-piece live band enhances the high-energy dance with a combination of music which ranges includes a variety of styles including lilting Irish melodies and traditional jazz.

Queen of the Dance Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX Friday May 3, 7.30pm Tickets: £18 - £22.50, concessions £1 off, under 16s £16.50

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Having danced since a young age, Catherine Gallagher was first crowned All Ireland Champion at age nine which made her the youngest dancer to have ever received the accolade.

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News and reviews from our cinemas and theatres

SPOTLIGHT pages PAVILION THEATRE – SATURDAY 18TH MAY

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Suggs shares his story of a life of Madness.

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SUGGS: MY LIFE STORY In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing on Saturday May 18. The show was inspired by the death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday which triggered a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by his discoveries, Suggs will take audiences back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen. The show has been written by Graham McPherson and Toby Follet, directed by Owen Lewis. Whether it is a play, stand-up comedy or Music Hall, the show combines Suggs’ natural comic timing with his trademark humility. There will also be musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection throughout from his loyal manservant-cum-pianist, Deano. From his earliest television appearance onwards, Suggs: My Life Story shares Suggs’ experience as he plummeted through the trap door of failure before trampolining back to catch the passing trapeze of show business success.

Suggs: My Life Story Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX Saturday May 18, 8pm Tickets: £25, concessions £1 off

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SPOTLIGHT pages CONNAUGHT THEATRE – THURSDAY 23RD MAY

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Timothy West and award-winning quartet perform one of the greatest illicit romances in history.

INTIMATE LETTERS

The evening is based around the events of 1916 when, at age 61, the composer Janáček finally achieved success with the Praguepremiere of Jenufa. He had been ignored for the majority of his working life for being a workmanlike but unremarkable composer who was mainly a provincial organist. Janáček’s frustration at remaining unacknowledged until late in life led him to have several affairs with much younger women. He became infatuated with Kamila Stösslova, a 35-year-old married woman with two children who remained his obsession until his death in 1928. She and the 600 love letters between the pair were the subject of the composer’s String Quartet No. 2 which was given the secondary title Intimate Letters.

During the recreation of the story, which has been researched by cellist Justin Pearson, Timothy West reads the composer’s love letters chronologically placed between the movements of the composer’s second string quartet.

The Pavão Quartet, who perform the classical piece, have enjoyed a 14-year journey which has so far included a Grammy award, worldwide radio play, number one hits in the Classical charts and performances before royalty and rock stars, in venues from Wigmore Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Wailing Wall.

Timothy West has performed celebrated roles in the National Theatre’ s Long Day’s Journey into Night, King Lear and Luther, the Royal Court’s Laughter, English Touring Theatre’s Henry IV and The Master Builder as well as Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2012 Uncle Vanya among many others. Recent films have included Ever After, Iris, Beyond Borders and Endgame while to-date he has taken part in over 500 radio broadcasts. The performers unite the evocative letters and emotive music to create a theatrical snapshot of Janáček and Stösslova’s tumultuous affair.

The quartet’s movements chart the duo’s first fateful meeting, their growing infatuation, a poignant lullaby for their never-born child and a final celebratory movement marking love’s triumph over death.

Intimate Letters Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG

Janáček’s dedication to Kamila was deleted from Intimate Letters for up to ten years

Tickets: £14.50, concessions £1 off

Thursday May 23, 7:30pm

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after his death because Janáček’s wife had access to the lovers’ letters restricted.

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Sir Timothy West and Grammy Award winners The Pavao String Quartet perform a dramatic retelling of the illicit love affair which resulted in one of the most passionate string quartets of the 20th century when they visit Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on May 23.

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News and reviews from our cinemas and theatres

SPOTLIGHT pages

CONNAUGHT THEATRE – FRI 24TH SAT 25TH MAY

New stage adaptation puts George Orwell’s 1984 on Worthing’s Connaught stage.

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A new adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 will be performed by Sell a Door Theatre Company at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing on May 24 and 25.

The adaptation by Matthew Dunster remains set in an imaginary totalitarian future where Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth. He is handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by Julia, a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment is used to keep the ‘proles’ ignorant but content, where war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, Winston must struggle to hold on to what he feels inside and prevent himself from committing ‘thought crime’. If he cannot, he might have to renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother to prevent himself from be sent to dreaded Room 101. 1984 is the latest adaptation from Sell a Door Theatre Company who most recently presented Lord of the Flies and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Worthing. They have also toured The Man Who Had All The Luck and Spring Awakening in addition to enjoying London runs of Journey’s End, The History Boys and The Hound of the Baskervilles. They were awarded a Fringe First Award 2012 for Rainbow which was a co-production with Boxed Cat Theatre.

1984 Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG Fri May 24 - Sat May 25, 7:30pm Tickets: £12.50, concessions £1 off, schools and youth groups of 10+ £9

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News and reviews from our cinemas and theatres

SPOTLIGHT pages

CONNAUGHT THEATRE – FRI 31ST MAY SAT 1ST JUNE

Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the production features Joseph Marcell as Lear, who is best known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and who was last at the Globe in Much Ado About Nothing. Joining him as Gloucester is one of New Zealand’s most popular stage and screen actors Rawiri Paratene, star of Whale Rider.

Shakespeare’s tragedy sees old King Lear, weary of royal duties, break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. His rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived and, in turn, the suffering common to all humanity. Its tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heartrending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition. Director Bill Buckhurst is well-known at Shakespeare’s Globe where he has directed Hamlet with Dominic Dromgoole and played Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors. In Globe Education’s annual Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank series he played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing during 2007 and 2008 and has directed Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Using an Elizabethan style booth-stage, inspired by paintings and etchings of touring companies from Shakespeare’s time, eight actors will visit the Connaught Theatre with this scaled-down Globe production.

King Lear Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG Fri May 31 - Sat June 1, 7:30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm Tickets: £18.50, concessions £1 off

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The Globe’s award-winning small-scale touring programme returns to the road this summer with a new production of King Lear which visits the Connaught Theatre on May 31 and June 1.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Presents King Lear on tour at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing.

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When this family move into your house it is not because they are a new group squatters moving into the area or distant relatives imposing upon you! Far from it. However, Cloud 9 Contractors upon your instructions can make your house unrecognizable, to the good, or sympathetically enhance your home you know and love. So enthusiastic is the family run business that we managed to catch up with them, on site, on Good Friday where they were ensuring they met their promised deadlines.

event: Obvious question now I suppose, where do you want to take the business? Ben McGowan: Well, it’s not as though we have an ultimate goal or anything like that. We just want to build up a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. We look carefully at our suppliers and people we work with before we make the decision to get involved. This industry is full of people cutting corners to make the extra ‘buck’. We consciously avoid those people and it has paid dividends for us so far. Our order book is comfortably full simply through referrals, but we are not complacent we know we have to continue to deliver a high standard to stay busy.

Ben McGowan, brothers Charlie and Bruce in addition to cousin Nicky were all in attendance bright and early with not a Hot Cross Bun in sight! It is clear straight away that they enjoy each-others company and rarely a minute passes without a smile cracking someone’s face. But make no mistake this is a serious business and the quality of workmanship immediately is in evidence. This particular job was converting a tired one bedroom chalet bungalow into a three bedroomed airy modern living space. Enormous energy gaining glazed patio doors gave the feel of the outdoors whilst being cosy inside on this desperately cold Spring morning. I took Ben to one side and asked about Cloud 9. event: Ben, this is very much a family business is that working for you? Ben McGowan: Yes, pretty much I have to say! We all get on really well but all know we have a job to do and none of us wants to let the others down. We are all clear as to where we want to take the business and working hard to achieve it.

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The whole house has had the ‘Cloud 9’ treatment and miraculously looks as though it is all going to reach completion at the same time. There is an air of calm about ‘Team Cloud 9’ and the workplace looks organised, clean and tidy. That has clearly something to do with the type of people the ‘McGowan Clan’ are. They have four of the shiniest builder’s vehicles we have ever seen, all Cloud 9 liveried to emphasise their brand. This is not just a local building firm that may or may not do the job you want when you want it. This is a family on a mission to build a reputation to be proud of.


So we took our pictures and wrote up our notes. Obviously we would quote Ben verbatim but what else would we write about our Good Friday experience? Well Ben talked about getting a reputation to be proud of in the local area……from what we saw on that job, if they continue with the same level of commitment and passion…..they will. Job done!

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The writer, never shy of using a ‘rugby’ analogy, especially when referring to a rugby playing dynasty such as the McGowans, says without reserve. ‘They certainly appear not to be afraid of making ‘the hard yard’ to deliver client satisfaction.’

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How privileged can you get. We were lucky enough to see and hear one of the finest international saxophonists around. Ben Clatworthy was born in England but now resides in Los Angeles, California and as part of his limited tour of the UK he paid a visit to The Hare and Hounds on Tuesday 2nd April 2013. A visiting proponent of the saxophone, Brian White, said that he had heard about the evening’s concert from a friend in Wales and that he felt he had been treated to a master class in how to play the saxophone. What else is there to say! Toward the end of March there were performances from Simon de Souza (another fine saxophone player, but this time from Brighton) and a very welcome return for trombonist Mark Bassey. Unfortunately the visit by Dick Pierce (scheduled for Tuesday 12th March) was cancelled because of the snow. The good news is that Dick has been rescheduled to appear on Tuesday 14th May 2013. On the traditional jazz front patrons at The Denton Lounge were treated to an entertaining evening of jazz from the Motown area of the US by the wonderful Chicago Jazzmen. We were wowed by a terrific line up of talented musicians and treated to some wonderful music that really got heads nodding and toes tapping.

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Here again, the performance by George Patterson’s Coastline Jazzmen on Monday 11th March 2013 was cancelled because of the snow. It is with pleasure that I can say that the band have now been booked to appear on Monday 17th June 2013. The first of the traditional jazz evenings at The Wheatsheaf was on Thursday 4th April 2013 and we were treated to a wonderful selection of songs and music by Andy Woon’s troupe. Although the attendance was a little on the low side it is intended to carry on and the next booking is for The Esmond Selwyn Hammond Organ Trio on Wednesday 1st May 2013.

Upcoming events at The Hare and Hounds include appearances from Kjell Berglund on trumpet (7th May), Dick Pierce on trumpet (14th May), Dave Quincy on saxophone (21st may) and April Biggs, vocalist (28th May). The Denton Lounge will see appearances by The Terry Pack Blues Band (13th May) and by Mark Bassey launching his new CD ‘Bassey does Bassie’ (27th May).


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Getting the results YOU want! It seems many of us are ‘wanting… to improve our lives in some way. Many looking for their sense of purpose, some seeking joy and happiness, others longing for more energy, wanting their romantic relationship to be a bit more loving, a bit more respectful, maybe they would just like to relax and “be themselves”. Do you strive to be really listened to and understood? There are those that want a higher income and for some, improved health is what they wish for, to name but a few! Each year vast numbers of people are obtaining information from the experts, they are reading selfhelp books and/or magazines, attending educational courses, searching the internet for the latest research in their plight to fulfil their desires, but often still find themselves “searching” for the answers to achieve the results they clearly yearn for, the answers to make them happy. The list is endless, becoming a healthy weight, finding a real sense of purpose, enjoying a great career, taking care of yourself and your health, finding a loving healthy relationship, improving communication with others. So many of us are highly educated in some areas, although it doesn’t appear to matter how much knowledge we have, unless we commit and take action all the knowledge in the world can be worthless. “One ounce of action is greater than one ton of theory”. This statement is rather obvious, but it is often the reason people feel they are not achieving their deepest desires. A lack of motivation, unrealistic goals, despondency, negativity and a sense of failure soon drown our burning fires. If you really want to achieve something you have to make a change. “If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got!” With all the good will in the world, if you don’t make a change then the situation will often stay the same, or worse still deteriorate.

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So what’s the answer? First you need to find out exactly what it is you want, then using this simple formula you will be amazed at the results:

FORMULA Start simply, write down exactly what you want and by when, you must be specific. Then consider the challenges you might face? What help do you need? What will you have to learn along the way? You must prioritise the things you will need to action to make a change, what first? A faith or belief to carry you through Then, get started, now, not tomorrow!

YOU WILL NEED Discipline Determination Consistency Perseverance You need to take action to achieve your goals, believe in yourself and have faith. If you are struggling to achieve what you desire, or you are not sure what you desire, but feel you are living with a sense of underachievement or failure, you may find that a life coach, mentor or other support network may help you to identify what’s stopping you achieving your goals and is creating negative feelings. Now is the time to get the results you want!

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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World A witty, clever, touching movie about the end of the world – who’d have thought it? Canadian filmmaker Don McKellar, that’s who, since his 1999 movie ‘Last Night’ ticked all the boxes left unchecked by this latest pre-apocalyptic twist on a tired date-movie formula. The end is nigh, once more, when a massive asteroid heads towards us, and forty something, insurance-selling nerd Steve Carell is facing oblivion on his tod. His missus has done a runner, prompting the realisation that a longgone old girlfriend was actually the love of his life. As law and order breaks down, he hits the road to find her, taking along his newly single neighbour Keira Knightley, a ditsy narcoleptic with a thing about old vinyl records. And yes, you did read that last phrase right. Where Lars von Trier made striking use of a similar scenario to explore the skewed moral perspectives of the manic depressive in ‘Melancholia’, here the destruction of all life on Earth is just a plot device to get this oddest of couples into each other’s arms. Writer-director Lorene Scafaria brings nothing new to the on-screen depiction of the end of days – even if the movie’s best moment comes right at the beginning with a choice gag at the expense of classic rock radio. And when it comes to emotional resonance, the movie is totally unable to sell the ultra-reserved, charisma-free character played by Carell as a guy you’d want to spend your final hours with. Meanwhile, hard-working Knightley is defeated by the contrivance of her role. Though it’s clear we’re meant to be moved by the big finale, the sight of these two together is so unsettling it’s hard not to start rooting for the asteroid.

Not withstanding all its clear faults this film brought so many emotions to me. I laughed and cried. It was hugely entertaining but also very thought provoking about what life is all about and what matters most. There was an element of reality in it also, with the asteroid that went close by earth recently. I would watch the film again, recommend it to ‘chick flick’ lovers, and give it 7/10.

Seven Psychopaths Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 British crime comedy written, co-produced and directed by Martin McDonagh. It has some brilliant stars, Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. Seven Psychopaths was released in the UK on 7 Dec. 2012. The plot is about a struggling Irish screenwriter (Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friend Billy (Rockwell) kidnaps a gangster’s (Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. He is trying to write a script called Seven Psychopaths while Billy does his best to help by passing on anecdotes about real psychopaths. Billy is also a dog-napper and his assistant is Hans (Walken), when Billy steals Charlie’s beloved dog, there is an escalating, violent situation where several people get killed. The trio make their way to the desert where eventually there are some explosive twists. I found this film really entertaining from start to finish. I loved the characters, thought it was brilliantly cast and packed full of rich acting. This film would interest others who enjoy the slightly dark British comedy where there is gore and twists in the plot. I’d give this film 9/10 and strongly recommend to friends and family.

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WORTHING as the home of the Sussex International Piano Competition was celebrated in capital cities on three continents around the world. Winner Poom Prommachart took the title back to South East Asia, Rabiga Dyussembayeva claimed second place and took the news back to Central Asia, and third place went to Olga Paliy from Eastern Europe.

The audience thrilled to the Grand Final of Concertos and chose their own favourite finalist. Poom Prommachart took the top award playing the most popular of the three concertos heard and Worthing can anticipate return appearances in the coming two years by some of the semi-finalists.

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This 2nd Competition welcomed back its 1st winner Arta Arnicane to help judge the performances on the Jury as well as bring romance to the week when she played her own concert. The popular Latvian announced that she and German cellist Florian Rohn were an item, when they performed together as the new international pairing of DUO conCERTO. So the week contained the serious matter of finding in four days a winner from 24 selected pianists spanning the whole northern hemisphere, from Canada to Japan. And it contained the offsetting relaxation of the DUO conCERTO evening, joyously lit, staged and presented by the orchestrasupporting Worthing Symphony Society (WSS) and backed by music-loving local businesses Henry House and Water Music. The event took a stride forward from its inaugural edition in 2010 — not only in the standard of the musicians — and it launched towards its next, here in 2015, with a triumph for artistic director John Gibbons who this time was joined by new organising director Tim Chick of WSS and administrating assistants Wendy Dowse and Gill Tucker. Together they attracted the sponsorships, the competitor hosts, and the backing of Worthing Borough Council, its two MPs and Worthing Theatres.

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This month (Saturday, 25th May, 7.30pm) Worthing Symphony Orchestra end their winter season with another compelling programme devised by John Gibbons. It will feature singer Sir John Tomlinson, one of the world’s most lauded basses, singing a scene compilation from Wagner’s music drama cycle The Ring. Expect him to be in the role of the god Wotan. It seems like decades since a musical knight performed with the WSO, if ever (perhaps Clifford Curzon?). Sir John is a regular at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, which remains Wagner’s artistic home. The WSO will also play Smetana’s beloved Vltava and Rakhmaninov’s ravishing Symphony No 2. On Thursday 23rd May, a fascinating evening comes to The Connaught Theatre (7.30). Actor Timothy West will join the all-female Pavao Quartet to perform Janacek’s riveting String Quartet No 2, ‘Intimate Letters’, in a dramatic recreation around the reading of the Czech composer’s love letters to his young mistress, from a relationship which inspired much of Janacek’s remarkable late music.

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This month we sent our resident Theatre reviewer Philip Ticehurst along to see Virginia Ironside who invites audiences to join her in the ‘blue rinse mountains’. The notorious agony aunt took to the stage to extol the virtues of entering her sixties. She celebrates benefits such as unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex, or ideally no sex, as a few of the perks of age. Philip went along with his usual enthusiasm and told it how he saw it. Take it away Philip‌. First of all, it is great to see the Ritz being used as a live venue on occasions such as this, as well as its more habitual use as a cinema. A fairly shallow thrust platform has been built, presumably with no access from backstage, given that Miss Ironside was escorted to the stage from a front side exit door. Before her entrance we were looking at a stage bare except for an insubstantial chair and a small low table covered in rough black cloth. On this table was a glass vase, none too clean, with no water in, and a small posy of plastic flowers bound on a single stem. A sparkling, water filled vase filled with vibrant fresh flowers would surely have created a more optimistic anticipation of the act to follow, at very little expense. First impressions count for something, I believe; or am I just being a pernickety old git? I came to this performance with little knowledge of Miss Ironside other than that gleaned from the advance publicity. I knew therefore that I was in the age bracket to which her performance is directed. When she asked early on if we all remembered ration books, I realised that being just sixty, actually

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created a chasm of difference of our early life experiences. I do remember my elders speaking of ration books, but have no personal remembrance of them at all. It made me feel quite young! I wish I could say that I enjoyed the performance more than I did. Occasionally I tittered, once or twice I laughed, but for the most part I found it laboured and somewhat calculated. There were the odd shock moments of really quite blue 'gags', and words not to be expanded upon in a family publication! Little of the material felt original, and the manner of delivery was for the most part tentative. Others in the audience obviously enjoyed themselves far more than I did, particularly a jocular bunch of ladies having a jolly good night out in red hats of various varieties. Largely speaking I think the act is very much directed at the ladies, with us other lot occasionally mentioned as blokes. It just wasn't for me.


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Come and join the fun on 5th June – The Cricketers, Broadwater at 8pm & the Summer Solstice at Highdown on 21st June.

Free taster sessions at the Sir Robert Woodward academy near Lancing. Training Tuesdays 18.00 – 21.00 Saturdays 9.00 – 13.00

Tuesday night 6–7pm 5yrs – 6yrs. Free football with coaches. 7–9pm Youth Group 11 – 16yrs £2.00 on door. Football Club Palantine Road, Worthing.

Montague Place, Worthing. Hugely popular. 75 stalls throughout the precinct. Has a holiday feel with the surrounding cafes and bars.

Miss Nightingale One Night of Launch of Activ8 Burlesque Musical Queen Gary Mullen and for Kids Amber Topaz stars at The Connaught Theatre Worthing 6th – 8th June 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50 £22.00

The Works recreate the look, the sound and the showmanship! Pavilion Theatre 6th June. Tickets £17.50 & £19.00

Half Term Family Intimate Letters Raceday at Fontwell Starring Timothy West Wednesday 29th May. Enjoy a day at the races with free of charge children’s entertainment. 2.00pm – 6.00pm. Standard Admission Charges.

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y r o t s i AH of

Old Worthing

Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex with a population now of approximately 100,000, but it certainly is not a ‘New Town’. There is evidence that there were stone age people here as long as 60,000 years ago! By the New Stone Age, some 5,500 years ago, it was the centre of the most important flint mining industry in the country. Tools and metal of the Bronze Age and coins and pottery from the Iron Age have all been found within the Worthing Area. In more modern times the Romans were undoubtedly in Worthing. Roman coins, tiles and pottery have been found in various parts of the town proving Roman occupation. Ironically there have been some Roman finds under the museum!

18th century, prompted by the medical profession who at that

The Saxons settled here and used Highdown Hill as their burial ground. Many objects that were buried with the bodies such as knives, jewellery, fine glassware, spears and swords are now in displays in The Worthing Museum. Many local villages, such as Tarring and Sompting also have Saxon origins. At the time of the Norman Conquest the Manor of Worthing consisted of two estates, Ordinges and Mordinges. These were joined and given to William De Braose who built Bramber Castle. He leased the Manor of Worthing to Robert Le Sauvage. Visitors started to come to Worthing later in the

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time were extolling the virtues of sea-water, claiming it could cure virtually all ills. The town really came to people's notice when George III decided that his delicate young daughter, Princess Amelia, would benefit from a spell at this little fishing village. It was not long after this that other fashionable people began to sample the water. By 1803 there were a number of streets, several fine residences and some hotels and a few boarding houses. Also in that year a special Act of Parliament was passed incorporating a body of Commissioners charged with the duty of paving, lighting, cleaning, improving the streets and establishing an effective police force. The Act declared that the hamlet of Worthing should be called the Town of Worthing.


Steamhammer

Roger Quittenton

Well respected rock and blues band Steamhammer were formed in Worthing by Martin Quittenton and others in 1968. Martin went on to co write Rod Stewart’s Maggie May and Never a Dull Moment. Bass player Steve Davy still lives in the town.

Dion Pears

This well known British Artist lived his life in Worthing…. b1929 d1985 was famous for his pictures of planes, boats, trains and particularly racing cars. Painted in both oils and watercolour and produced a prolific amount of work in his relatively short lifetime.

Knicknamed ‘Q’ Recently deceased aged 70 International Rugby Union referee and brother of Steamhammer’s Martin lived in Worthing area till his death. He made one or two infamous referring decisions in his career including one in the New Zealand Wales game in 1978 and he definitely wore short shorts!

Simon Mayo Keith Emerson

Rock star Keith leader and keyboard player of PP Arnold’s backing band White Trash later formed The Nice and latterly Emerson Lake and Palmer. He went to the then named West Tarring School…..for years after his mother was a dinner lady at West Park.

BBC radio DJ Simon, attended Worthing High School, sold suits at Burtons The Tailors, and worked for the local council as a paddling pool, a car park and a tennis court attendant. His Mother still lives in the town.

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The Art of Tapas...

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ne would be forgiven for thinking that a trip out on Good Friday for a family meal would have been in somewhat milder conditions than our last restaurant review in March. However the constant North Easterly put paid to any such thoughts.

Picasso Restaurant in Ann Street Worthing was going to have to work very hard to convince these intrepid ‘foodies’ that they were in Andalucia! We arrived early, soon after opening on this cold evening to a typical warm Spanish welcome from the owner Juan and his staff. The interior décor was a surprise with a look of old world Andalucia, sporting wrought iron partitions and walls creating the appearance of Spanish buildings in the back streets of an Andalucian village. The Spanish colours of red and yellow adorned the ceiling above where we were seated at the traditional wooden tables. Once the drinks were served and the succulent aceitunas (olives) sampled it was time to explore the extensive menu of tapas. Patatas Bravas, Champinones Al Ajillo formed part of the Vegetable Tapas menu. Pollo Colombo, Pinchos De Pollo and

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Pollo Chlidron begged to be selected from the list of chicken tapas not to mention Medallones De Terera Riojana from the beef selection and Chorizo Al Inferno surely was a ‘must’ on the pork and lamb page. What to do? Could we pick a ‘must have’ and leave the rest to Juan to make his personal selections for three people? Yes of course! Nothing is too much trouble and any combination is possible. So….. Lomo De Cerdo A La Plancha was ordered (grilled marinated fillets of pork) and the rest was left to Juan. In some restaurants this could be deemed to be a form of gastronomic Russian roulette, but the hospitality and understanding manner of our host assured us we would be fine. Other excitable guests began to arrive and in no time at all, dishes started to appear on our table. Garlic bread, Patatas Bravas and Sofrito De Ternera (topside of marinated beef), Calamares and some Pollo Reina. A hush developed around the table as we transferred our first sections to our plates. Then the next round and another. The servings


38-40 Ann St, Town Centre, Worthing BN11 1NX

01903 211111 were generous and even the heartiest of gastronomes would have been loosening belts and calling ‘time out’. All the meats were well marinated and succulent, melting as if by culinary magic in the mouth. The spiced dishes let you know that they had a kick without troubling the jug of water and the garlic inspired tapas reminded you of being on holiday without ruining your social life for three days! All in all, a truly Spanish experience. If you have a liking for Rioja a superb selection from the wine list is Berberana Gran Reserva, a rich and velvety oaky red or an Albarino Veiga da Princessa which is an exceptional white wine. If you have room, the desserts menu include a Spanish take on Crème Brulee and Banoffee Pie. Maybe a Sambuca to finish? Is there a draw back to Picasso? Yes there is nowhere to lie down afterwards!

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Yeomans’s are in the

Pink… event: Leon, what gave you the idea to pink wrap the RCZ? Leon: Simmonds Signs wanted to work with us on a loud project that would get their newly formed company noticed. The RCZ was chosen due to it’s sleek curves and lines. Pink, well that just came from no where really. We wanted to make a statement so pink was the chosen colour! event: How is it going be used? What shows, exhibitions etc? Any dates? Leon: The vehicle will be at Worthing Rugby Club for their final game of the season, At Asda Ferring as there chosen charity is ‘Tickled Pink’. The vehicle has already attended a car rally in Brighton at the Brighton Wheel for a photo shoot. We will continue to attend events for as long as we have the car, but we are a garage and it is for sale! event: Have you been involved in anything similar before? Leon: We have done various projects and fund raisers in the past but never wrapped a sports car

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When a ‘shocking metallic pink’ Peugeot RCZ appeared as if from outer space at the Yeoman Peugeot showroom in Ferring, we asked if we could come along and find out all about it. Leon O’Hara gave us these answers we were looking for:

bright pink for breast cancer awareness that’s for sure! event: Have you any collection targets? Leon: If we could raise £250 that would be great, £500 would be a fantastic but we appreciate that we are in tough economic times. event: How can members of the public get involved? Leon: We will be selling raffle tickets (not to win the car) from Yeomans Peugeot, Worthing Rugby Club, La Belle Beauty in Worthing and Kingsley Eco Solutions. Local businesses have donated some fantastic prizes. event: How much interest has it caused? Leon: Lots, people have really taken to the concept but the colour is very ‘Marmite’, you either love it or hate it! event: What are you going to do with it? Leon: Sell it. That’s how we stay in business!


event: Will you be doing something similar in the future? Leon: I am sure we will do something else that gets people’s attention. The Worthing Lions annual Festival Fireworks display that takes place was due to be cancelled this year because of the costs involved but Yeoman’s Peugeot along with our sister dealership, Yeomans Toyota have stepped in and saved the day ensuring the fireworks will still go ahead. event: Can you tell us about the idea for the video you have made and how you going to use it? Leon: We thought it would be a great opportunity to catch all the hard work that goes into ‘wrapping’ a vehicle so we recorded it. However watching 18 hours of footage back gets a little boring. So we decided to speed it up so the whole thing can be watched in 90 seconds. Once we saw how funny it looked, the only music to set it to was the Benny Hill theme tune! event: You are obviously an experienced car man.....so how good is this system for making cars stand out and what do you think of Simmons signs efforts? Leon: This quality of vehicle wrapping is suitable for almost all vehicles and can be removed if required leaving no damage to the paintwork underneath. People often love their current car but get bored with it so why not wrap it and make it funky and fun again? They don’t have to do it pink, a huge choice of wraps are available and Simmons signs will always accommodate any ‘one off’ designs you may have in mind. Having been in the motor trade since I left school I have seen and used many different sign writing and graphics companies. I have to say, the quality of Simmonds Signs work is first class and we will certainly be using them for all our sign writing and vehicle graphics needs in the future. event: Thank you Leon and Simmons Signs.

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Community Views 1

This month, I thought I would share with you a few of my pet hates. I find sometimes there is nothing quite like a good moan, on the basis that once you have moaned, you get up and try to fix the problem.

Pot holes – Now I could write my entire column on this subject however, I wouldn’t want to be responsible for people dying of boredom, so I will spare you too much. This is a subject that gets many of our back’s up. We pay our Council Tax and Road Tax, yet in some areas, if it weren’t for the lack of monkeys swinging off lamp posts and tigers roaming the streets, I’d have thought we were off roading in the outback somewhere. This may be a slight exaggeration, but some of the pot holes, Centenary House roundabout and Cotswold Road to name a few, are big enough to lose a wheel in. Now I, like a lot of people do not have a lots of money and certainly can’t afford to repair my wheels because of damage caused by a pot hole that my Road Tax should have already covered! I have looked into the repair of pot holes and I am slightly disappointed, as I have not been able to get confirmation of the process. If a pot hole is filled yet needs repairing again within a certain amount of time, is the work carried out free under a guarantee or do they get paid again? Seems like a simple question yet I can't find the answer!

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Empty Shops – I've lived

in Worthing 11 years and I love it. However, I am sure I am not alone in thinking the town centre is becoming more and more like a ghost town. When I first moved here 11 years ago, Worthing was a beautiful and exciting place to be, but now the amount of empty shops is nothing short of depressing. How can we fix this problem, when small business’ are closing down due to high rates and the parking prices?

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The Guildbourne Centre – I've been told stories

of a bright and vibrant building, packed with interesting shops and a water feature, very different to the desolate greying building standing before us today. Surely this could be transformed into a miniature Churchill Square? We could fill it with top High Street shops and the attractive aromas of Millie's Cookies bringing back the people to the town.

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Last but by no means least, Councillors (County and Borough) – Now I don’t mean I don’t like councillors in general, but I have met most of them in the area. Some are extremely productive and throw themselves into the job not deserving the amount of abuse that comes with the role. However, what I can’t stand are those who take on the role purely for the power of the title and there are several, from all parties active in the town. Now correct me if I am wrong, but aren't councillors elected to represent the views of the residents of our community? I constantly hear at election times that a lot of residents don’t even know who their candidates are! If you are elected then I, along with most, would appreciate it if you did the job you were elected to do!!

Now I do love a good moan, however you will be pleased to hear that next month’s column will be looking at Worthing's positives and best features.

Pick up your copy of 'Event' magazine and follow my column and my progress in making Worthing a better place for all. For more news and updates you can also join my face book group 'political Views of a Blonde'.


! s n i W e o Z Lose So When Jason Earl of REEL Café, 98 Brighton Road Worthing says, ‘I am going to do.…’ he usually means it. Helping 9 year old Zoe (pictured above) who has Cerebral Palsy, to go for a 28 day intensive Physiotherapy course to Euromed Rehabilitation Centre in Poland is no exception. They are proven to be the most successful therapists in their field and will enable her to spend quality time out of her chair and walk with an aid. www.euromed.pl To achieve this £10,000 is needed. Zoe’s mother, Lyn Aaron-Ferringo, a friend of Jason, is delighted to have him on board with the campaign. When ‘event’ met them both at REEL Café all was revealed as to how Jason intended to help. Running a catering company and being surrounded by lots of good food and of course having to test and taste regularly has a draw back. It is definitely a ‘weighty’ problem! Jason is going

to lighten his load by entering a sponsored weight reduction programme and is inviting everyone else to do the same. Zoe’s campaign to be able to walk, is very special and if Jason was to be able to lose the weight required the weight loss programme was going to have to be very special as well. So he has chosen Body Bi Vi. It is not just the next diet fad……it works and really needs to be checked out here www. bodybiviplus.co.uk You choose your target and select one of the five unique kits (there is one to suit everybody) and enter the Body Bi Vi Challenge. You can win fabulous prizes, get fit and most importantly help Zoe walk! Sound good? Let’s all do it! Here is a picture of Jason ‘before’ and we will be monitoring his progress. But it does not stop there. If you help to promote the body Bi Vi Challenge you can win fabulous prizes.

Information on Zoe www.therapyforzoe.com To join the challenge www.worthing.bodybivi.com Email: info@bodybive.com

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The obsession that the earthlings have with how many of their earth years they have existed has caught my attention. It seems that from the moment they are old enough to speak they are comparing ages, wishing they were older, younger or just celebrating other human’s anniversaries of their creation. On Zeta Reticulian it is less of concern as we ‘live’ for as long as we are of use to our leader. (I think it is the same in some of your less developed regions) But this subject on Earth apart from being an obsession is also very contradictory. The young who have no real responsibility other than to enjoy themselves are keen to be older and gain more independence. The old reduce their activities and wish to be looked after in the same way as when they were young. The young adult beings feel they are all powerful but the middle aged ones think it is their experience that counts for more than energy and strength. The very strange human emotion that I am unable to compute is the vanity

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programming. It seems that as the humanoid increases in age they are happy to boast of their experience of life but unhappy to look their age. They fight the ageing process with an ever increasing number of drugs and potions and some resort to being cut open and having, bits removed, added and changed shape. Fortunately Zeta Reticulians do not have this problem as we all look the same. Well, even if I was to have some kind of understanding of all the above these final observations totally defeat my logic. Given that the earthling knows that the older they get the more likely they are to be terminated by their overall power source and that they fight all their lives to look younger please explain this; They try to look younger, often tell untruths about their age complain about the ageing process. So why when they get to certain amounts of earth years of age, 40,50,60……100 do they invite all their friends and family to celebrate what I would consider they would not want to publicise? It is amazing how such a simple race continue to confound us!


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Dear Ed

I hope you feel you can publish this letter. I note that with the inclusion of Laura Scott, ‘The Alien’ and to a certain extent The Business Page you are not afraid to question local authority and the establishment. Therefore I would like to air this opinion.

I found your magazine really interesting as it covers such a wide range of local topics, especially the theatre reviews. I could not find a monthly diary page giving details of events that are coming up. Are you considering adding this feature?

I picked up your Event Magazine today and thought that I would drop you line. The magazine is very interesting and very well put together.

Very simply…. In a time when our streets are getting more violent and crime is more prevalent on a day to day basis why are we spending millions on Police Community Support Officers. The community does not need support it needs policing. Spend the money on more policeman! I tried to report an incident to a support officer the other day and was told it was better to phone in! We have enough ‘pseudo militia’ pounding the streets in packs in the NCP parking warden uniforms with their radios, cameras and ticket machines. More real policeman please. Angry of Broadwater Ed Reply. I think all the uniforms are too similar and confuse especially older people. Not sure I like the trend to move towards ‘para military’ uniforms.

I run ten week art courses in Worthing and would be keen to use this facility to advertise them should you intend to add this section. I find many of my students find out about my course by using other local free magazines. I look forward to hearing from you. Dudley Sawer Sussex Road Group Ed Comment….. note the ‘Best of’ event page this month and full classifieds are on their way.

I am the MD of an event equipment company. We have just opened a base in Worthing for our concert touring and live events division. We are a full service lighting and production rental company with bases in the U.S., UK and Ireland. We supply specialist equipment and personnel to the music touring, television, corporate and live events industry. Would be interested in working with you on some events maybe. Regards Howie By email…... Ed…sounds interesting!

Dear Event Can we have more ‘girlie’ things please like a fashion or ‘girls party pictures’ (hen, party ann summers etc) my girlfriends and I are always having stuff going on so maybe you could send a photographer along to say hi…I was thinking maybe a girls social night out page…lots of silly pictures…. Really like the magazine by the way. Party Girl Ed Reply…yes we have been considering a ‘social’ page…send in your pics.

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Tips for June Garden care

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Is the Internet where we want to be? There is probably no doubt that the internet is here to stay. People now trust the World Wide Web in the main, to shop and trade as a matter of course. But is it where we want to be? We talked last month in the Business Eye about the increasing number of empty shops with impossible landlords and leases. The internet is definitely contributing to this problem, but that just maybe evolution and that one day there may not be shopping centres.

item and gone to pay for it and found that the payment terminates in some far off land. Without appearing old fashioned, we at Event think it was quite nice to get to know the shop keeper and get a sense of what he was like and what type of business he ran before you parted with a month’s wages to him! Alas the web designers can make a corner shop appear to be an international slick corporation. When the internet first started ‘taking off’ a number of estate agents (some still do) showed virtual tours of prestigious properties. You could follow a camera into each room. So if we are going to fully embrace our virtual world why not do the same with the outlets we are dealing with. Let’s see a virtual tour of their warehouse, offices and staff. That way we could make an old fashioned judgement call on whether or not we want to deal with these people. Come on you film production companies get out there and sell virtual tours… Let the customer start meeting the ‘shop keepers’….at least if only virtually!

Of more concern is what effect it is having on us. The people behind the computer screen. There were those ‘scaremongers’ in the past that suggested as computers took over the world that we would ALL be working from home and turn into speech impaired hermits. Well that does not appeared to have happened. But other things that we accepted as ‘the norm’ have disappeared. One of the things Business Eye has identified is how the internet takes away our power to make decisions based on our impression of someone we are dealing with. When buying an important item or one of value in the past, we would ‘shop around’. You can still do that on the W.W.W. but what are you comparing other than price? We have all gone through the self doubts when we have surfed the net, chosen our

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Saving Files...

Make it Clear The first time you save a file, you should tell your computer what file name” to store your work under (note that “some” programs will automatically put a file name in, but it is much better if you name your own files, so you have a better chance of finding them easily later).

The first time you save your work, you should use the “Save As” command, to tell your computer what “file name” to save your work in (in “some” programs, if you use the “Save” command the first time you save, it will act as if you clicked on the “Save As” command, but this is only in some programs, so you should develop a habit of using the “Save As” command the first time you save a new file). The “Save As” and “Save” commands are usually under the File menu (in most programs). So, when you are typing a new document on your word processing program, the first time you go to save it, click on “File” to bring the File menu down, and click on “Save As” to bring the “Save As” dialog box up. In the Save As dialog box, you can tell the computer where to put your file and what to call it. We won’t get into where to put your file here, except to say that if the computer is putting your files in “My Documents” that is fine for now. Then you have to tell the computer what “file name” to call your file. You should name your file according to what is in it (for example, if it is a letter to your son John, call it “Letter to John” not “Letter”). When you name your file, on computers with Microsoft Windows, there are also some computer requirements:

You can even use full stops, but you should not put full stops near the end of the file name, within the last 4 characters. If you accidentally use a full stop near the end of your file name, you will probably have trouble getting that file back again later (if this happens, a technician can help you get your file back again). Here are some examples of GOOD file names: 2004 Taxes for Bob Smith Personal Budget 2004 Car Prices 2004 Investment Notes from June 2003 Course Daily Weight for John starting March 2003 To Do List Letter to Prime Minister, Feb 23, 2004

Note the use of two commas in this last file name. This is ok, and it is rather handy, but just be careful not to use full stops, especially at the end of your file names. Here are some examples of BAD file names (the problem is listed beside each one): John

This does not say what is in the file (if this is a letter, calculations, genealogy information, etc.).

Letter

This does not say who it is for.

Letter to John.

This has a full stop at the end of it, which causes problems.

To Do List March 20/04

This file name has a slash “/” between the “20” and the “04” so the computer will not accept it.

Letter to “Mum”

The quotes around Mum will not be accepted by the computer.

1. Use letters and/or numbers. 2. Use NO punctuation. In fact, your file names can contain some punctuation, but some of the punctuation characters have special meanings to the computer and cannot be used. Your file names can contain apostrophes, dashes, underscores, and commas, but it is much easier to remember the rules if you use only letters and/or numbers, and avoid all punctuation.

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This file has an asterisk “*” in it, Interest * Principal - List of which the computer will not accept. Payments The dash “-” is ok.

So, rather than memorizing all the details and risk having a problem, keep it simple: When you name a file, use only letters and/or numbers, and use no punctuation.

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! s n w o d h sout With not a chimney pot in sight, a motorway in ear shot or the taste of car fumes on your lips The Southdown Activity Centre immediately has that ‘get away from it all feeling’. Upon arrival it’s clear that space is not a problem, a large car-park and substantial clubhouse tells you that. Upon further investigation you realise that the only limitation here is your imagination. Hen and Stag days are easily catered for with quad bike safaris and clay pigeon shooting, with no reason at all why you can’t do both! The food is good with a warm welcome for those less inviting days. A kilometre walk through the trees will take you on a meandering trip around the sporting shoot that is served by a valley full of the latest automatic equipment providing an unrivalled feast of clay shooting.

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Then of course there is corporate entertainment…. where else? There is certainly nowhere in the South that can offer this kind of clay shooting experience for your staff or clients. They are also proud at The Southdown that you will never have the same experience twice. The layouts are changed weekly. For the more serious regulars or casual visitor alike the on-site gun and equipment shop will turn you in no time from ‘city slicker’ to countryman of distinction ready to face whatever the countryside can throw at you! So is that it? No not at all! The Southdown Activity Centre is in the process of setting up wedding and function marquees and extending all their facilities further. We already have an invitation to come back next month to report on the process. We will be there….and maybe we will see you?


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We hope to be reporting next month on the promotion EVENT success of Worthing Rugby Club to the third tier of rugby, SUPPORTS National 1. As we go to press that LOCAL is a distinct possibility. Go Raiders! Worthing Thunder have been doing amazingly well since we have been SPORT! reporting on them it must be our influence! Lewis is off on his travels and surely the weather will be warming up soon so that the less hardy among us can start enjoying some outdoor activity.

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Our monthly celebrity interview is sport related this month. Dean Stoneman who is our front cover this is an amazing young man who is former Formula 2 champion, he was destined for Formula 1 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He has come back from the brink of death to win races again! It is a must read. It feels like we are in that season changeover period so expect some more summer sports next month and keep sending in your comments. We are currently working on creating an Event Magazine Sporting Awards event‌.so watch this space‌. ED

SPECIAL FEATURES & INTERVIEWS IN EVERY ISSUE!


Worthing Thunder, is a Sussex-based professional sports club. Worthing currently play in the England Basketball League, Division 1 - the top tier of English Basketball. All home games are played at the Worthing leisure Centre. Tickets are available on the door at all home matches - look out for some great discounts and deals on tickets, on their facebook pages. You'll even be able to buy your tickets online (Online service not currently available - coming soon!)

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Thunder In Final Fours Worthing Thunder have advanced to the EB Final Fours weekend after they beat the number two seeded Bristol Academy Flyers 76-71 in the Playoff quarter-finals at the WISE Campus on Saturday night. This will be Worthing’s first trip to the Final Fours since England Basketball re-structured the Playoff format in 2008 and will face either Team Northumbria or Leeds Carnegie, who play tomorrow, and no doubt Daniel Hildreth’s side, mostly brought up from the junior ranks have earned their spot the most. They were 0-11 to start the new year and have reached the Final Fours from a 3-13 record to 13-13 at the end. This victory was one of pure determination, Worthing came from behind to grind out a victory that at times seemed unlikely; the 10-0 streak looked in danger, but Thunder started danger in the face and fought back. Led by captain, Bud Johnston, who got 26 points. “Full credit to Bristol who played a solid game but today was meant to be,” Johnston said. “It’s a beautiful thing to be in the Final Fours with this group and right now, we’re all ecstatic and deservedly so for our achievements. Bring on the Final Fours.” Hank Rivers added 21 points and Kadiri Richard, who debuted in this very venue back in January had 18. “Really proud of the whole teams effort,” Thunder guard Dominic Baker said. “The whole organization, the players, coaches are really happy to have won but were not going to the Final Fours to make up numbers - were going to win - make no mistake about that. “A massive shout out to the Thunder fans who travelled three hours to Bristol to support the

team. They made great noise the whole game and stuck behind us. Lets hope we can take as many Thunder fans to Manchester as we can.” For coach Hildreth, he described this game as one of his proudest coaching moments. Leading his team from bottom of the league to a Final Four spot, this is a moment that no one could have imagined, back in December. “In the most intense and enjoyable games I’ve coached ever, it was our defensive effort that came good down the stretch,” he said. “Credit to Bristol, they shot the lights out but we stuck to the game plan and our execution sealed the win. This achievement is nothing less than what my players deserve. We have always believed that it was possible but to actually achieve it is great. “We are not happy with a semi-final spot though and we will work even harder if that’s humanly possible to prepare for our next opponents. Our veterans, Kadiri, Hank and Bud have led the way and our youngsters’ energy was a major plus and it shows that this year’s programme has worked.” It was a physical beginning with neither team giving an inch to each other. It was a real playoff atmosphere as Bristol took an early 10-8 lead. Thunder hit back to lead 13-10, but Bristol, led byMostapha Alfaki quickly tied the game up and it was the hosts who edged the first ten minutes, leading 17-16. Roy Owen scored for Bristol to open the second period but led by Johnston, Thunder hit back to tie the contest at 21-21. Both teams traded buckets for periods of the second, but Thunder’s perimeter defence


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Thunder opened the third quarter slowly and trailed 51-42 despite the best efforts of Rivers and Richard. The visitors would bring it back and tie the game at 55-55 leading to a timeout from Bristol, who re-grouped and led 61-58 after three quarters of play. The game continued to be close as the fourth quarter wore on, Thunder would find themselves behind for the majority, but thanks to veteran play from Johnston and Rivers, found themselves ahead 74-71 with 14 seconds remaining, Bristol fluffed their lines when it mattered allowing Worthing to reach the Final Fours weekend and extend their run to 11 games unbeaten. When Worthing Thunder were last in a Playoff final back in 2006, Julian Stanley was sat in the stands as a supporter.

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“The last Playoff final I went up on the bus with all the players and the fans and the interaction was awesome but now I'm in the back as a player. Admittedly it will be a strange feeling as I didn’t imagine this seven years ago but it will be great,” Stanley says. “We had an awesome team that year, we won the league comfortably and had the best players.” Stanley then joked: “Alfredo Ott was on the team and he was my favourite Thunder player, just behind JB [James Brame] and Danny [Hildreth].” Remembering the various coach journey’s and the memories that were made from them, Stanley remembers the trip home that evening as one he’ll never forget. “One of the Thunder players, Dan Shotton, did a unforgettable speech on the microphone, going home and from then on, despite the long trip home, everyone from players to fans bonded and friendships were made, it was one experience I’ll never forget,” he recalls.

He has fond memories of that day, as Worthing defeated the Manchester Magic 102-94 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. An 11-yearold Stanley chanted, shouted and booed just like any other supporter would have and when the supporters left the Arena when the game had ended, he was allowed to hold the Playoff trophy.

“I hope too that we can continue that in Manchester. I know a lot of fans are coming and hopefully they can experience what I did that night in Newcastle.”

Seven years have passed, and Julian Stanley has the chance to hopefully hold aloft that same trophy again, only this time, as a player. He, along with the rest of the Thunder side have to get past Team Northumbria in their Playoff semi-final on Saturday evening at the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Manchester.

“Northumbria are a good side, they beat us in January and out-performed us in every department,” Stanley said. “We got a measure of revenge a few weeks back and that was a performance that we are more than capable of. We come into the Final Four as the form team and we fancy our chances.”

Coach trips aside, the serious business will happen on the court on Saturday evening as Worthing face Team Northumbria as Stanley and his side hope to make it 12 wins in a row.

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towards the end of the half was found wanting at times, leading Bristol to a 46-38 advantage, headed to the locker rooms.

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Dean’s

Amazing Story …and he is just 22!

We met Dean Stoneman at the fantastic retro feel Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit which is immediately adjacent to the very busy Goodwood Airport. He uses it regularly for helicopter flights. This quiet but confident young man bought the teas and coffees and sat down with us in the ‘on circuit’ café. He and his Press Agent, Ant Shaw, thumbed through the current month’s Event Magazine and were immediately keen to feature. We knew at this stage that we wanted to have him on this month’s

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front cover. Liz Boyd our resident photographer was already planning the shots. But of course none of this is new to Dean, having followed the same racing path as many of the racing legends, Karts and Formula Renault. Then at just 20 years old he went on to win the 2010 Formula 2 title. (Just ‘Google Search’ him and you will see why a camera poked in his face does not faze him!) The most natural thing in the world followed the F2 Championship title. An invitation to test for Formula One team Williams. The test completed in Abu Dhabi and there was the probability that a F1 drive was just around the corner. But the fickle finger of fate took over.


Dean was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Not only that but given at one point only a 25% chance of survival. The doctors may have overlooked the fighting spirit of this race ace who knows all about fighting his way to the front, when they made the calculation. After a year of being in the human pit lane it was time to see if he still had it in him. The Porsche Carrera Cup was just about to get the Stoneman treatment. He stepped straight into the Redline Racing Porsche 997 GT3 and was quick. In fact he was more than quick, he was quickest, getting pole position in his first race at Brands Hatch winning that and winning his second as well. After round three and four at Donnington he is still top of the championship. So we asked that if all goes well in this Championship what could be next? ‘Well’, he said ‘there’s the European Porsche Super-cup and the DTM (German Touring Car Championship) would be nice’. The indications are that he will be staying in ‘tin tops’, (racing driver’s terminology for saloon cars). The conversation was easy and he was pleased to help with the magazine article in any way he could. In fact he could be described as a corporate sponsors perfect ambassador, He knows how it all works and is prepared to put the work in on and off the track. We took our pictures and said our goodbyes.

Dean’s PR Team can be contacted on:

(01489) 892978

Email: cwstoneman@btinternet.com Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/deanstonemanf1 Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/thedeanstoneman Press Agent Ant Shaw: 07768275464

We will be following this southern based racer over the coming months and he has pledged to meet up again with further insights as to where he is taking his career. We wish him the best of luck. Go Deano!

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Jets

The Jets won 3-1 with Josh and Paul picking up MVP for their respective teams. It was a good final match of the season for the Jets that saw them lose only one game to Hastings who have won the league on sets difference. This is a remarkable turn around from last year when the Jets only won two games all season! It has been a great team performance and pleasure to coach them and I look forward to a challenging season that awaits us in Division One next year. It was a good game played in a good spirit and thanks goes to all that helped officiate and cheer from the side lines.

Sunday, 21 April 20 Jets beat the Sharks 3-1 to cement second place in Div2 and promotion to Division 1. The Sharks had beaten Adur earlier in the day and hit the ground running in the first set against the Jets who struggled to get things going.

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The Sharks had a full squad except for Jon and Ross and it was the first time in many games that they did not need help from other teams with their starting six. The Jets started without Matt who joined them for the third set once he had lost his koala outfit!

on Sat 4 May, Triples on Sun 5 May. Doubles  It is being run by Worthing VC (especially Emma and Damian)…please show your support and enter asap. 30 Apr: We lose the use of the Sports Hall Tue  again! So no training…sorry.

So a strong start from the Sharks with good hitting from Luis through the outside, Lars through the middle all thanks to good passing from Jan and Ebber plus great setting from Tim and Paul. A close finish to the set, but the Sharks were clearly the stronger team in the first set. The Jets mixed things up in the second set and were "encouraged" by Martin on court and Andy from the side to wake up and get moving in back court.

7 May: Normal training (not so 'normal' is it?) Tue  14 May: Our AGM at The John Selden Tue  Pub, Worthing. Following the format of previous years we will meet at 7.30pm. It is a very social evening, including various awards, as well as dealing with the formalities of an AGM.

With Bernard, Kishan,, Dom and Josh finding their range the Jets won a close second set and carried the momentum in to the third set which they won after some close rallies before the Jets pulled away.

21 May: Back to the Beach Courts Tue  on Tuesday evenings through the summer 6.30 -8.00pm.

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19 May: SVA Cup Day at The Triangle, Sun  Burgess Hill followed by the SVA AGM.

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CONTACT: Paul.humpfrey2@btopenworld.com


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Swallowing their disappointment, The Raiders set about ensuring that they made no mistakes in the remaining games. Nerves began to play a part and a strong Southend side almost caused an upset at The Rugby Park. Trailing 23 – 28 with two minutes to go, The Raiders scored their fourth and bonus point winning, try to level the scores. Joe Govett kept his nerve and made the difficult conversion to steal the win by two points. Clifton away proved another difficult game, with the home side coming back into the game after The Raiders took an early twenty one point lead. Once again the nerves were jangled but a strong last quarter ensured the win and the bonus point were taken, this time by the healthier margin of 21 – 38. The team prepared for their last home game of the season, determined to relax and play their brand of rugby for the Roundstone Lane crowd. Despite appalling weather conditions they put on a fantastic display of rugby, scoring ten tries and denying their opponents a score, to win 68 – 0. The long trip to Cornwall for the penultimate game of the season proved as difficult as expected. A very physical encounter with an abrasive Launceston unit demanded strength, skill and a lot of restraint. The 19 – 7 win was

secured but not the bonus point and at the cost of losing skipper Matt Miles with a broken arm. Matt’s is the fourth major injury in Raiders games this season, an unprecedented number of fractures in one Worthing team. Henley in the meantime were also on a winning streak, including their games in hand. As a result and just as was the case at the last time of writing, Henley v Worthing will be a vital game. The Raiders are just two points ahead and the possibilities of wins, draws and bonus points are almost endless. With two such powerful teams, there is only one real outcome, winner takes all. For the winner, the league title and automatic promotion to National League One, for the loser, a play-off game seven days later to try to join them. Already six coaches are booked for Raiders’ supporters on the trip to Oxfordshire, with many more making the journey by car and train. It will be a massive game. One to Go!!!!

McGowan Goes For The Line!

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As event magazine closed for press last month, Worthing Raiders had five games left in their season but were facing their closest rivals in their next game. Henley away was forecast to be a league decider and the team were focused and ready for the contest. Fate however had other ideas and contrived to stage a more nail biting finish to the season. A week of heavy rain left the Henley pitch waterlogged and when snow fell on the Friday night the referee had no option but to postpone the game at 9-00am on match day. With the poor winter having caused all the reserve dates to already be filled by postponed matches, the fixture was re-arranged for May 4th, the final weekend of the season.

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My bond with the South African Kitesurfing Scene continued to grow after they invited me to commentate on the Big Bay Big Air Challenge. This event was designed to get as many people out on the water that could not participate in the Red Bull King of The Air. As usual perfect conditions arrived at Big Bay and a really well run event showcasing the big air side to kitesurfing was delivered. (Event report from Dirty Habits online magazine more pictures on their website...) "The conditions were fantastic, the turnout was amazing and the vibe‌ incredible. Big thanks goes out to Hans de Gelder for organising the Big Bay Big Air Challenge! The event was a massive success and well attended, sixty four competitors including 8 women. Emphasis was 100% on fun and going big, by keeping the big names out of the event meant everyone had a chance of taking gold. The old school finally prevailed with some of SA’s 1st kiters walking away with silverware. Lets hope our community can learn from this and see how much fun there is to be had when everyone gets involved and build on a great platform."

The Blue Rock cable park is somewhere I visit quite a bit in Cape Town. Kitesurfers are always talking about Cable Parks. (If you not sure a cable park is actually somewhere we like to go when it's not windy). The idea is that a full square cable system pulls you round everywhere. You hit the obstacles and ramps which creates a very similar feeling to being pulled around by your kite. On the really still days where it is hot there is nowhere else you want to be. Add in the factor you don't need a wetsuit as its so warm at Blue Rock and you have the perfect place for Cross Training! I knocked up this little video containing some of my favourite clips of my time at Blue Rock Cable Park this year. Enjoy https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4326 58626817658&l=1246782974801101904

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The van is packed to the brim, Kiteboards, Wakeboards, Longboards because I am going on a Europe trip for 5 weeks! First off I am going to visit some friends in Northern France where the conditions look good to kitesurf. Throughout the month I will slowly make my way down to the Mediterranean Sea where the "Mondial-duVent" (http://www.mondial-du-vent.com/) is taking place from the 20th to the 28th of April. This is the 2nd PKRA Kitesurfing World Cup of the year and I am competing as well as hopefully a bit of commentary! After the event I may cross over to Italy and kite there for a week with some more friends, its been a long time since a I took my van on the road. It is such a great way to meet new people and see the world. I like to call it my mobile office, bedroom, kitchen and living room!

Here are various pieces of coverage I've located this month including a really nice interview with 'Kite Plus' from France. The French guys are really in touch with the strong wind, full power aspect of Kiteboarding as they constantly receive strong wind. Kite Plus also made a small video of me which is on their website and also on Youtube (see below). Content from Cape Town is starting to circulate so hopefully some great coverage in this month's magazines.

I would like to say a massive thanks to Huets Car audio for installing hook up to my van so I can plug in to the mains on any campsite (or someone’s house) and also Darren @ MotoFX for branding BEST Kiteboarding to the van - It looks awesome!

Kite Plus online here: http://www.kiteplus.fr/Actualites-Interviewexclusive-kiteplus-de-Lewis-Crathern_ -405-169-0-1.html Kite Plus Video: http://youtu.be/41zZn4bXkGM

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There’s a quiet green revolution happening in and around Worthing. It’s unprecedented (because of how we communicate with each other these days via Internet etc) and it comes from a place of giving, sharing with a real sense of community. It’s led by people who care about the environment, about what the next generation will be inheriting, about fairness, equality, how we feed and house ourselves, move around, work and stay healthy without it being at the expense of the planet and others. It’s also about diversity, skill sharing and creativity – encouraging people to explore hidden talents and honouring the wisdom of the elders. You might in fact call it an evolution. Transition Town Worthing (TTW) looks at local issues and, rather than saying “someone needs to do something”, takes the stance of “what can we do to help?” We often act as an umbrella for local green events to sit under. It is a very hands-on group that anyone is welcome to join – individuals or families, people who know nothing about being “green” as well as anyone who wants to share skills and knowledge with existing members. The power of the group is so much greater than that of the individual, but without each individual the group doesn’t exist! Thus every one of our members is important to the organisation as a whole.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Transition Town Worthing is a not-for-profit, community organisation, working with local people to help develop a more resilient future for Worthing.

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Events in May include

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Thurs 2nd May: 10 .30am – 12noon TTW Daytime Group at Green Cuisine, Rowlands Road – Pres entation on Natural Products by Bernadett e Doyle. Sat 11th May: 10am – 4pm Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden, Broa dwater – Open Day for visits and volunteering (gentle gardening – too ls supplied). For more inf o see www.facebook.c om / cortisavewildlife email: cortisavewildlife@gmail .com Sat 18th or Mon 20 th May: A one day course on Community Orchard Training in Stanmer Park, Brighton provided by Brighton Permaculture Trust. Sun 26th May: 7pm – 9.15pm TTW Monthl y Meeting at the Friends Meeting House, 34 Mill Road. Practical Solution s – a slide show and tal k by environmentalist an d film maker Nicola Pe el about the Amazon’s firs t eco restaurant made from recycled rubbish!

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Sat 1st June: 2.30p m Wenceling Garden (Lancing Sensory Gard en), South Street, Lanc ing BN15 8AX Grand Open ing. 15th/16th & 22nd/23 rd June: Eco Open Houses in Brighton 22nd/23rd June: Pe rmaculture Open Gardens/Worthing Op en Houses in Worthing Sat 14th Sept: Find on Sheep Fair Sat 21st Sept: TTW Big Beach Clean Sun 22nd Sept: Appl e Day in Stanmer Park , Brighton Sat 19th Oct: Apple Day at Culberry Nurs ery in Angmering More details of all these events can be found at http://transitiontown worthing.ning.com/ev ents facebook: www.facebook.com/g roups/transitionworth ing/ twitter: @TTWorthing If you don’t live in Wor thing, but like the idea of being part of your local Transition group, chec k out www.transitionnetwor k.org.



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