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Guernsey’s Style Magazine | no. 26 | April 2014 | the

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appy April everybody! This month, Gallery magazine presents the GIVE issue – focusing on the wonderful achievements our Islanders (and those further afield) have been accomplishing for the greater good.

This month we’ve got special features from some amazing Guernsey writers who have been traveling to Africa, Australia and even the war torn streets of Libya to provide you with some truly special content. There is coverage of all our cherished Guernsey events; a selection of new music for you to peruse and not forgetting the fun and frenzied Paparazzi Gallery. Be sure to

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check out our brilliant Gradu8 section showcasing the efforts of our talented local community too! I also have to mention the amazing efforts of my make-upless female friends. For the most part I hope the selfie fad soon eats itself like a narcissistic cannibal. The last week, however, has

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shown us a use for this life-editing subculture that aligns perfectly with this months’ ‘Give’ theme. #nomakeupselfie has shown that marrying the art of selfie taking, social media and a woman’s desire

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to show that they can still look perky when they’re not covered in MAC can be a positive thing. As we go to print over £2 million has been raised for Cancer Research. Good for you girls! Your kind nature, combined with the need to GIVE back to people around the

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world is a thing of genuine beauty. This month, GIVE generously however you can and see what you get in return. It beats a payslip any day of the week. RON

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Before 2002 it was tricky to tell whether the initials WWF symbolised a love of pandas or piledrivers, a confusion which lead to much embarrassment when a mix-up on Blue Peter led to Hulk Hogan being served a basket of Viagra-spiked bamboo whilst Brutus ‘the Barber’ Beefcake was set upon by starving tigers - Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts wisely maintained a foot in both camps and was later knighted for rescuing John Noakes from Hulkamania running wild on his bottom. The upshot of this diplomatic bodyslam was that WWF wrestling became the WWE, the World Wildlife Fund carried on keeping an eye on the rhinos, and the world forgot about the plight of those gigantic men too old or sick to continue doing steroids and beating each other with folding chairs. Today, the confusingly-named World Wrestler Fund solicits donations of cash and miss-spelled cardboard signs to help these retired grapplers in their hour of need. A donation of just £5 can buy enough facepaint for Legion of Doom to go to the shops, £10 funds a new kilt for Rowdy Roddy Piper and £35 can rent a video camera so The Iron Sheik can record a rambling threat to break The Ultimate Warrior’s legs. 

For generations society has assumed that becoming mean about single parents, paranoid about the EU and racist towards gypsies was an inevitable side effect of ageing, alongside an interest in beige nylon trousers and cruise holidays. Recent scientific breakthroughs have dramatically proven that this is not the case, and for the first time established a correlation between developing cartoonish right-wing views and the regular consumption of a newspaper that endorsed the British Union of Fascists and thinks that gay marriage caused the global recession.  The dedicated volunteers at NiceNews painstakingly replace the illicit buzz of the Mail’s hysterical articles about social workers and muslims with gentle Radio Times profiles of Anthea Turner, before slowly introducing National Geographic and eventually full-scale substitution with The Guardian. With your support, their success rate in preventing gran from becoming a frothing reactionary is as high as 75%; unfortunately scientific consensus remains that any pensioner already hooked on The Daily Express is beyond hope. 

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Across the world, in areas of war and famine, it is always the innocent children who suffer most. This is no less true in Britain’s slightlydeprived middle class communities, where children like Alfie (6) and Charlotte (3) have gone without (organic) food for weeks because Mummy lost her job copywriting part-time for an online marketing startup.  Until she contacts another schoolfriend on LinkedIn and finds work, Alfie, Charlotte and Mummy will have to survive on just Daddy’s salary as a fund manager.  This will mean no family outings to Bestival, no yoga classes and the horrible possibility that Alfie will have to catch the bus to the local comprehensive.  Have a heart don’t let Charlotte grow up in a world where she has to use Microsoft Windows and fly economy class.

My name is: Bianca Swan. My job is: a Fashion Stylist & Image Consultant. When did you first get creative: As long ago as I can remember . . .We had a super creative child minder who would help us make lots of fun things. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be a: Photographer

She began by interning at various fashion magazines such as Dazed and Confused and Marie Claire where she found her passion for styling. This led to work assisting several high profile fashion sylists. She works across editorial, e-commerce, music and commercial brands. Her list of clients includes Burberry, Company magazine, Lacoste, Marks and Spencer and us at gallery Guernsey! The images accompanying this interview (left) are from shoots that Bianca has worked on and of course she was also the stylist for this months fashion shoot for the magazine. Clockwise from top; Ellie Burton for Style Noir magazine Photography by Fabio Esposito www.fabioesposito.co.uk Burberry feature for WHERE London Magazine. Photography by Rachell Smith www.rachellsmith.com Editorial for Superior Magazine photography by Neil Francis Dawson www.neilfrancisdawson.com Francesca Belmonte for Hunger TV. Photography by Fabio Esposito http://www.fabioesposito.co.uk Karl Taylor Fashionscape DVD. Photography by Karl Taylor www.karltaylorphotography.co.uk

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My worst habit is: humming to fill awkward silences. . .it just makes the situation more awkward. My biggest inspiration is: My mum; a fantastic artist with endless encouragement. The celebrity that would play me in the film of my life would be: Felicity Jones. The song that best represents the soundtrack to my life is: Destiny’s Child “Survivor”. In 3 words I am: Loud, emphatic, compassionate If I was a superhero I would be: Mindy Macready. My greatest achievement is: Having my work published. My motto / mantra is: “When life gives you lemons say f**k the lemons”. I couldn’t live without: My husband and beagles. The advice I would give my 12 year old self is: Enjoy being young What inspired you to get into fashion I have always been passionate about fashion and photography but never knew about fashion styling as a career. After graduating with a BA in photography I move to London and began interning for various fashion magazines including Dazed & Confused, Marie Claire and Company. I quickly fell in love with styling. Which artists or creatives inspire your work: From a photography perspective I absolutely love the work of Guy Bourdin and Helmet Newton. My dream would be to shoot with Nick Knight. In terms of styling I admire the work of Jacob K and Joe McKenna, whom I have been fortunate enough to assist.

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We can't wait to get our claws into the new limited edition leopard print Touche Eclat. Only sixty of these gorgeous products are due to arrive at Creaseys early April and we have one right here to give to you! Touche Eclat is the must-have complexion highlighter which camoflages dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue. They say it's like 8 hours sleep in a pen! Plus, the YSL beauty counter at Creaseys is also offering a gift set from the YSL Forever range; Forever Light Creator Serum (30ml), a travel size Forever Light Creator Cream and a travel size Top Secret Exfoliator Granule-Free, all utilising the exclusive new GlycanactifWT™ Complex!

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We love connecting with our readers so this month we’ll be doing something similar for you and your non human friends! Check out www.facebook.

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How would you describe your style: Minimal with a strong focus on tailoring. Most favourite job to date: Probably when I was working at Rankin Photography as assistant stylist to Scott Clark. We were shooting a campaign with David Gandy. Working with a male supermodel is definitely a highlight.

Gallery: What was the first product you developed? KC: Cell Food was our first product and is still our best seller around the world. I think this one product completely embodies our whole core philosophy. It provides wonderful nutrition for the skin, is high performance but aromatherapeutic and beautiful to use.

Tell us a bit about your work: I mainly work across editorial, commercial and music. I was assistant stylist to Rankin for two years which was a fantastic experience. I then moved to Burberry to work as a stylist at the in house studio which also led to visual merchandising work. I had the opportunity to work for Burberry setting up the show rooms in Paris, Milan and London.

Gallery: Tell us more about how the brand gives back. KC: We support the responsible harvesting and production of all raw materials and work with projects that regenerate the environment and help local communities. For example, we work with Phytotrde in Africa, The Argan project in Morocco, purchase Sacha Inchi Oil through a sustainable community project in the Amazon Basin and we are a Green Palm member.

Memorable stories: I was working on the BBC documentary “Rankin: Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion” Rankin was creating his interpretation of the 1955 image of elegant Dovima with Elephants, Erin O’Connor was modelling. Seeing Erin O’Connor work and look so graceful interacting with the elephants was an incredible experience. What advice would you give to people trying to get into the industry: You have to be prepared to work long hours and give 110%. It’s vital to assist and learn your trade whether you want to be a photographer, stylist or makeup artist. And be nice, manners can go a long way.

Gallery: What’s PhytoTrade and why did you choose to support it? KC: PhytoTrade are a wonderful organisation supporting sustainable farming in the sub-Sahara region. We source Umbutut Bobab Oil and Kalahri Watermelon Seed Oil and Xemenia Oil through this organisation. As an example, women in Southern Africa can harvest seeds from the Baobab tree to produce an oil that we use in a number of our products. This increases their income, helping them to pay for healthcare and their children’s education. We maintain this sustainability by trading through PhytoTrade.

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What does the future hold, do you have any exciting projects coming up that you can tell us about? In 2012 I launched my Personal Styling and Image Consultancy business which I am currently focusing on building clients both locally and in the UK. I am also working in London with a few new artists launching their Eps this year which I’m really excited about. It’s always great collaborating with musicians to create an image and see how it evolves.

Model: Juliet Gamble Photography: Renegade Photography Styling: Bianca Swan Hair: Nathan Richards @ Thomas&Wynne Makeup: Hannah Colley

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Gallery: What is the Green Palm mark? KC: The production of palm oil is not always sustainable and the development of some plantations has resulted in the conversion of large areas of forest and threated the biodiversity of these ecosystems. GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme, which is designed to tackle the environmental and social problems created by the production of palm oil.

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In the first of a new series of features that takes a peak behind the scenes of the beauty industry, Gallery meets Kristy Cimesa, founder of Elemental Herbology. The skincare brand has put using fair trade ingredients and sustainable farming at the heart of its business and supports the Phytotrade project in Africa. It’s dedicated to producing holistic skincare products, using natural actives and leaving out synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, sulphates, parabens and preservatives. Gallery caught up with Kristy and asked her about the brand’s big hearted approach to beauty…

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GIVE …………………………………..........27 Charities of the month������������������ 28 A whole new world�������������������������� 30 Altruists ���������������������������������������������������� 32 Caring for carers ������������������������������� 34 Community news ����������������������������� 36 EVENTS�������������������������������������������� 37 The Pavilion��������������������������������������������� 38 Lantern Parade������������������������������������ 38 Arts in health������������������������������������������� 39 Mothers day competition����������� 40 Waitrose���������������������������������������������������� 40 TRAVEL .......................................41 The boomerang effect������������������ 42

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Guiding light of Gambia�������������� 44 A year in Libya������������������������������������� 48 CULTURE������������������������������������������ 51 Guernsey Heritage����������������������������� 52 Local events�������������������������������������������� 54 Dancing through life����������������������� 56 Artist profile: Bianca Swan�������� 58 Culture news������������������������������������������ 60 FASHION .................................... 61 Shoot: Spring back�������������������������� 62 Instaglam�������������������������������������������������� 69 Jorja’s fashion trends��������������������� 70 Style Stalker������������������������������������������� 72 BEAUTY.......................................73 Interview: Kristy Cimesa�������������� 74 Brands that give��������������������������������� 76 APPETITE ...................................79 Dingly Dell’s������������������������������������������� 80 Food review: Crows Nest������������ 82 Duke of Richmond���������������������������� 84 Recipe: Pizza base���������������������������� 86

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Gallery: What prompted you to create Elemental Herbology? KC: There was a great divide between high performance doctor brands and tactile and sensory natural skincare. I wanted to create a line brimming with nutrients and ‘performance efficient’ natural actives that also had a ‘feel good’ factor that emulated a home spa experience.

Contributors���������������������������������������������8 Alternative Charities������������������������ 10 How to give��������������������������������������������� 14 Pet of the month��������������������������������� 16 Great Gallery Giveaway���������������� 18 News in numbers������������������������������� 20 Mothers Day Pics������������������������������� 22 Effective philanthropy ����������������� 24 Misc��������������������������������������������������������������� 26

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Apparantly the streets are paved with Gold, fancy going to check it out for yourself? Blue Islands have given one lucky winner the chance to fly return to Southampton and then connect through to Waterloo, London, by train. Stay a day, stay a night, stay three, its up to you , and the best bit is ... you get to take a mate!! Fly direct from Guernsey to Southampton and hop on a train to London Waterloo for an alternative way to arrive in the heart of London. Blue Islands have teamed up with South West trains to bring travellers a special Blue Islands return anytime train ticket for just £30! You can arrive in London Waterloo from Southampton Airport in as little as 68 minutes.

Maybe you’ll keep it for yourself, or you could embrace our theme this month and gift it on! Email your entry photos to competitions@gallery.gg

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A Return trip for two to London with Blue Islands !

For our GIVE issue we asked some of our clients if they had some great prizes to offer you, our Gallery readers. We got a number of great items and we’re going to work to offer you something each month to win. To start it off we have six amazing prizes at once. To win one of them, send us a photo of you with Gallery and the letter of the one you’d like from the page opposite.

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Thanks to NASA, we believe that at some point in its long history the planet Mars may have supported basic cellular life. A full-scale manned mission is still decades away, but a consortium of megaphilanthropists has banded together with the bold vision to send a human ambassador to the red planet. The consensus amongst experts is that only one man is suitable for this task: Bono, lead singer of U2 and coincidentally someone that both Bill Gates and Ban Ki Moon try and avoid sitting next to at dinner.  Your donations will fund an experimental, one way rocket and the campaign required to convince Bono that Martian civilisation exists and wants to be lectured about charity by a multi-millionaire tax dodger.  The journey will take at least five years, but the rocket will be fitted with a fail-safe detonator in case scientists later discover that Martians really do exist, have already heard Bono’s last album and would perceive Earth’s mission as an act of war.

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This month our artist profile is one with a difference. Bianca Swan. Born and raised in Guernsey, moved to London after finishing her photography degree at Bournemouth Arts Institute, she now works as a freelance stylist and image consultant between london and Guernsey.

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Win this... and you’ll be the proud owner of this precious silver ‘ Love is all you Need’ pendant and necklace chain.

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Make like SJP , stroll into Freelove and pick any pair of Ravel shoes that tickle your fancy. The attention to detail which is lavished on every pair of Ravel shoes ensures that the wearer creates the ultimate head turning statement and gives each style that additional ‘wow factor’. With irresistible finishing touches, interesting high quality fabrics and the luscious colours that are injected, you'll certainly walk tall in a pair of these stunners!

Happy 40th Anniversary to Martin& Martin! Forty years of producing original, hand crafted beautiful jewellery has left them synonymous with high quality and creativity. Part of Martin&Martins unique Patois range, Love is all you Need is a brand new design, exclusive to Martin&Martin. It’s the iconic ‘Love’ pop art design by Robert Indiana you may have seen as huge outdoor art sculptures on the streets of New York, London or other cities around the world. Like all their work, it bares the Patios hallmark of quality. Love is all you Need is a stunning piece you’ll love to wear!

Win this.... and you'll be glowing after a 55 minute Espa facial and fragrant Espa product set from Bella Spa

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Both you and your home will smell exquisite with this prize package. The Zesty Lemon & Tonka Bean home fragrance and hand wash, with a hit of Lemon, intensely floral heart note of exotic Ylang Ylang and crushed Tonka Beans, will uplift your senses. With a rich blend of the finest essential oils, it is naturally fragranced, and paraben and SLS-free. As is the Bergamot & Jasmine body wash and body lotion, 100% naturally fragranced with Bergamot, Jasmine and a hint of Cedarwood. Deeply fragranced with a rich blend of the finest essential oils. The cherry on the top? you will also recieve a Bella Spa Gift Voucher for a 55 minute Espa facial! Absolute bliss!

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Monkee Genes offer something fresh vibrant and youthful to the demin market, with an environmental twist. Disillusioned with disposable high street fashion, the Monkee Genes team decided to raise public consciousness. Monkee Genes is the first and only jeans label to have unique mix of astute acreditations from The Soil Association and the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) With innovative fits and styles in top of the range fabrics, classic denim with a retro twist and luscious sateen cottons in pop art inspired colours, Monkee Genes is the independant label to watch, on trend, affordable and with an eco and ethical conscience.

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The western world’s insatiable demand for reality television has enabled our society to gorge itself on junk entertainment, with the tragic hidden cost that unwanted celebrities are multiplying faster than homes can be found for them. The RSPCD campaigns to remind people that a celebrity is for life, not just for one series of The Apprentice. It offers free education to TV commissioners at Channel 4 and provides a neutering service to prevent any more of Kerry Katona’s unwanted children being found abandoned in the bins behind the tattoo parlour.  Your small donation could provide for a loving home for Craig from Big Brother, take the entire cast of Geordie Shore to the STD clinic or arrange for Katie Hopkins to be humanely destroyed.

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How would you feel if you were a fully-grown woman, afflicted with a genetic condition that made you resemble a small Scottish boy? There’s no punchline to this joke, because it’s the true story of people who grow up with the rare and incurable condition of Krankieism, caused by a terrible mutation of the Fandabidozi gene. The work of the Krankie society carries out medical research into this little-known disorder, as well as related light entertainment conditions such as Mallet’s Mallet, Crinkly Bottom and Chegwin Syndrome.  Give generously, because these people deserve better than to be shunned and jeered at when they walk the streets.

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Most people plump for animals (cute and unthreatening), underprivileged children (sympathetic until they grow up) or disease research (hedging your bets), but this has the unfortunate side-effect of diverting attention away from issues that might be less glamorous, but are equally deserving of the £4 you would have otherwise spent on another cup of hot, sugary milk. Why not alleviate a little more of your first world guilt and throw a few pounds to one of these lesser-known charities?     

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Our fortunate position makes us a charitable community, from the hardworking families donating their clothes to the Oxfam shop all the way up to the Bentley-driving lords of finance, who selflessly write off hefty donations to donkey sanctuaries against multi-million tax liabilities in Monaco and Antigua. Charities are so well-publicised in dress-down days, sponsored walks and wacky facial hair challenges that it can be a real challenge to work out in which bucket you should chuck your coins next. 

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We have rich people and poor people like anywhere else, but I can’t remember the last time we were annexed by Russia, plagued by honey badgers or buried underneath an eruption of molten lava. The most stressful thing that’s happened to Guernsey in the last twelve months is some unusually gusty weather causing M&S to run out of ready meals.  As luck would have it we pulled together as a community, the tide went down and 3-for-2 Spaghetti Carbonara was restocked before the Red Cross needed to get involved.  

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Gallery: Closer to home, why ‘made in England’?

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KC: We wanted to support our local farming community and resources as much as possible and to ensure integrity of ingredients and supply chains. Gallery: What skills from your previous career did you bring to bear on your new role as founder of a skincare brand? KJ: My Traditional Chinese Medicine background was pivotal in our treatment and product development. But it’s also taken an enormous amount of energy, love and commitment. Elemental Herbology is my third child! Gallery: What are your favourite ‘must have’ products from the range? KC: I couldn’t live without Cell Food, our radiance and vitality skin serum; Cell Plumping, one of our moisturisers and an exfoliating mask called Facial Glow, plus Eye Elixir. I’m also using our new Harmonising Cleanse and in wintertime add I add our overnight cream - Facial Soufflé that provides instant hydration for dry skin. Gallery: Who else from the industry inspires you?   KC: The guys behind LeLabo inspire me for their wonderful and clever branding; Six Sense Spa and Hotel Group always impress me for their unwavering commitment to sustainable, ethical, beautiful and lifeaffirming treatments. I also admire Marcia Kilgore for being so smart! Gallery: Finally Kirsty, can you describe the brand in three words? KC: Nutritious, Indulgent and Holistic ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GUERNSEY AT PLAISIRS.

The Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial Kit is a trio of goodies that will meet your skin’s needs, whatever mood it’s in. Start with Facial Glow, a peel/ scrub hybrid that contains Jojoba Beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells whilst fruit enzymes brighten the skin. Then follow up with either a second mask - the purifying Facial Detox or finish by applying a generous layer of Facial Soufflé. Facial Detox will see off blocked pores and draw out impurities with the astringent Amazonian Clay and Oat Flour. The moisturiser is a typical Elemental Herbology treat – Rose Damask Oil, Macadamia, Jojoba and Argan Oils are natural but high performance ingredients. It’s skin bliss in a box. £30.00. Plaisirs. Patented active ingredients are at the heart of the Elemental Herbology brand and the Eye Elixir contains an impressive 10 patents, 20 actives and 6 bio-oils. The formula is light but you only need a small amount to nourish the eye area. It promises to firm, tighten and smooth the eye area and delivers results thanks to blue green algae, which is packed with amino acids; plus Peptides, Oak Apple that firms skin and Hematite to firm and stimulate collagen. For anyone interested in natural products but who wants to keep wrinkles at bay, this one is definitely worth a try. £43.00. Plaisirs.

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See> Astrid addresses a taxing issue. Page 96

TANIA MENDEZ

Tania has travelled extensively and loves to write about her escapades. She has an extensive history and talent for the arts, specifically dance and singing. Miss Mendes devours literature as effortlessly as Rick Waller faced with a bag of sugary treats.

See> Tania tells tales of Brownies in Gambia. Page 44

NICHOLE SWEETSUR

Our resident Beauty specialist returns this month with an amazing selection of carefully selected products that aid the growth of communities and have minimal impact on the planet. Her dedication and style are second to none and we can’t wait to see what’s in store over the coming months...watch this space.

See> Nichole interviews Kirsty Cimesa. Page 74

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Where has Wil not been? The answer? Outer space. But that will more than likely materialize over the coming years. Wil has been recruited by the likes of The Telegraph, The Independent, Vice Magazine and now Gallery Guernsey to provide you with exclusive content from some of the most conflicted, awe-inspiring, dangerous and interesting places on Earth

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To live in Guernsey is to be lucky enough to live in one of the safest, cleanest and wealthiest societies in the world. Despite what you might read in the UK’s inkier papers, we don’t all hide gold-plated suitcases full of Chris Moyles’ money, but we certainly do alright when compared to a lot of other places We have rich people and poor people like anywhere else, but I can’t remember the last time we were annexed by Russia, plagued by honey badgers or buried underneath an eruption of molten lava.  The most stressful thing that’s happened to Guernsey in the last twelve months is some unusually gusty weather causing M&S to run out of ready meals.  As luck would have it we pulled together as a community, the tide went down and 3-for-2 Spaghetti Carbonara was restocked before the Red Cross needed to get involved.  

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Our fortunate position makes us a charitable community, from the hardworking families donating their clothes to the Oxfam shop all the way up to the Bentley-driving lords of finance, who selflessly write off hefty donations to donkey sanctuaries against multi-million tax liabilities in Monaco and Antigua. Charities are so well-publicised in dress-down days, sponsored walks and wacky facial hair challenges that it can be a real challenge to work out in which bucket you should chuck your coins next. 

Most people plump for animals (cute and unthreatening), underprivileged children (sympathetic until they grow up) or disease research (hedging your bets), but this has the unfortunate side-effect of diverting attention away from issues that might be less glamorous, but are equally deserving of the £4 you would have otherwise spent on another cup of hot, sugary milk. Why not alleviate a little more of your first world guilt and throw a few pounds to one of these lesser-known charities?     

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Before 2002 it was tricky to tell whether the initials WWF symbolised a love of pandas or piledrivers, a confusion which lead to much embarrassment when a mix-up on Blue Peter led to Hulk Hogan being served a basket of Viagra-spiked bamboo whilst Brutus ‘the Barber’ Beefcake was set upon by starving tigers - Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts wisely maintained a foot in both camps and was later knighted for rescuing John Noakes from Hulkamania running wild on his bottom. The upshot of this diplomatic bodyslam was that WWF wrestling became the WWE, the World Wildlife Fund carried on keeping an eye on the rhinos, and the world forgot about the plight of those gigantic men too old or sick to continue doing steroids and beating each other with folding chairs. Today, the confusingly-named World Wrestler Fund solicits donations of cash and miss-spelled cardboard signs to help these retired grapplers in their hour of need. A donation of just £5 can buy enough facepaint for Legion of Doom to go to the shops, £10 funds a new kilt for Rowdy Roddy Piper and £35 can rent a video camera so The Iron Sheik can record a rambling threat to break The Ultimate Warrior’s legs. 

For generations society has assumed that becoming mean about single parents, paranoid about the EU and racist towards gypsies was an inevitable side effect of ageing, alongside an interest in beige nylon trousers and cruise holidays. Recent scientific breakthroughs have dramatically proven that this is not the case, and for the first time established a correlation between developing cartoonish right-wing views and the regular consumption of a newspaper that endorsed the British Union of Fascists and thinks that gay marriage caused the global recession.  The dedicated volunteers at NiceNews painstakingly replace the illicit buzz of the Mail’s hysterical articles about social workers and muslims with gentle Radio Times profiles of Anthea Turner, before slowly introducing National Geographic and eventually full-scale substitution with The Guardian. With your support, their success rate in preventing gran from becoming a frothing reactionary is as high as 75%; unfortunately scientific consensus remains that any pensioner already hooked on The Daily Express is beyond hope. 

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How would you feel if you were a fully-grown woman, afflicted with a genetic condition that made you resemble a small Scottish boy? There’s no punchline to this joke, because it’s the true story of people who grow up with the rare and incurable condition of Krankieism, caused by a terrible mutation of the Fandabidozi gene. The work of the Krankie society carries out medical research into this little-known disorder, as well as related light entertainment conditions such as Mallet’s Mallet, Crinkly Bottom and Chegwin Syndrome.  Give generously, because these people deserve better than to be shunned and jeered at when they walk the streets.

SAVE THE MIDDLE CLASS CHILDREN Across the world, in areas of war and famine, it is always the innocent children who suffer most.  This is no less true in Britain’s slightlydeprived middle class communities, where children like Alfie (6) and Charlotte (3) have gone without (organic) food for weeks because Mummy lost her job copywriting part-time for an online marketing startup.  Until she contacts another schoolfriend on LinkedIn and finds work, Alfie, Charlotte and Mummy will have to survive on just Daddy’s salary as a fund manager.  This will mean no family outings to Bestival, no yoga classes and the horrible possibility that Alfie will have to catch the bus to the local comprehensive.  Have a heart don’t let Charlotte grow up in a world where she has to use Microsoft Windows and fly economy class.

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The western world’s insatiable demand for reality television has enabled our society to gorge itself on junk entertainment, with the tragic hidden cost that unwanted celebrities are multiplying faster than homes can be found for them. The RSPCD campaigns to remind people that a celebrity is for life, not just for one series of The Apprentice. It offers free education to TV commissioners at Channel 4 and provides a neutering service to prevent any more of Kerry Katona’s unwanted children being found abandoned in the bins behind the tattoo parlour.  Your small donation could provide for a loving home for Craig from Big Brother, take the entire cast of Geordie Shore to the STD clinic or arrange for Katie Hopkins to be humanely destroyed.

CAMPAIGN TO SEND BONO TO MARS

Thanks to NASA, we believe that at some point in its long history the planet Mars may have supported basic cellular life. A full-scale manned mission is still decades away, but a consortium of megaphilanthropists has banded together with the bold vision to send a human ambassador to the red planet. The consensus amongst experts is that only one man is suitable for this task: Bono, lead singer of U2 and coincidentally someone that both Bill Gates and Ban Ki Moon try and avoid sitting next to at dinner.  Your donations will fund an experimental, one way rocket and the campaign required to convince Bono that Martian civilisation exists and wants to be lectured about charity by a multi-millionaire tax dodger.  The journey will take at least five years, but the rocket will be fitted with a fail-safe detonator in case scientists later discover that Martians really do exist, have already heard Bono’s last album and would perceive Earth’s mission as an act of war.

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LIFE IN AND AROUND THE POOL We found our inspiration this season in our favorite spot for long, lazy summer days and nights – a Hamptons’ garden. The assortment of Lexington is influenced by the typical New England style. Lexington follows the tradition from the American East Coast, and the collections are true to the American tradition of superior craftsmanship and sustainable quality. Lexington offers a complete range of home textile products in bed, bath, table & kitchen linen as well as apparel collections for men and women.


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HOW TO GIVE

My dear departed mother was fond of the proverb that tells us that “it is better to give than receive.” Dearest Mummy, she was so sweet and kind (after her sixth drink), but this did not extend to her last will and testament, composed after I had her banged up in St Mildew’s Home For The Crotchety. She may be gone, but her thoughtful bequest in my name will never be forgotten - because she donated my inheritance to radical Islamists and I am reminded of her wishes any time I attempt to go through an airport without being given a cavity search. I’ve never got the hang of giving anything away that I might want back later, whether you’re asking me for money for orphans or for any of my 600 pairs of shoes.  I cheered when naked selfishness became fashionable during the 80s, but according to the judge “greed is good” is not a legitimate defence for stealing those Basil Brush coin collectors from the airport and blowing the money on

STEP 1. GIVING TO PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU

I spent some time weighing up the pros and cons of whether it is better to start the path of giving with those close to us (“friends”) or with total strangers. On the one hand, when you give a present to a friend they are expected to tell other people about your generosity, on the other if you give something to an unknown poor you won’t have to be upset by seeing them enjoy it. You should probably start with people close to you, because unlike the poor they might feel obliged to give you something back.     It’s appropriate to give something to a friend, relative or co-worker when something nice happens to them (birthdays, weddings) but confusingly also when something bad happens (funerals, road accidents).  Be careful not to get the two mixed up, as no matter what you know about the groom a condolence card is as inappropriate for a wedding as a bunch of balloon animals is for a funeral.  It’s good to give a gift that you think is something the other person would like, but a bottle of whiskey is not appropriate when they are unhappy because they ran over a pedestrian. If this happens, remember to look sad even if they avoid going to prison.

STEP 2. GIVING TO PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW THAT WELL

This is very hard, because you’re not allowed to ask people what they would like, and it’s risky to ask their partner if you should get cake for a present because they are already overweight. Don’t think you can get around this by listening in on their phone conversations, or by going through their handbag when they are in the toilet.  People get upset when this happens and will not stop crying just because you tell them you feel obliged to buy them a birthday present and don’t want to waste

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gin. My best advice, if you’re ever required to convince the doctors that you’re not an “amoral sociopath” ( just an example I made up), is to imagine a few schemes that might convince the public you’re kind and charitable.  You may never need to actually do them (sorry, children of Romania) but talking about them to enough people may do the trick of making you seem more like Mother Teresa than the sort of person that would be arrested for stealing the battery out of a mobility scooter.  Again, just an example that never actually happened.  Read on for advice on every giving situation, unless you’re my probation officer.

money you could spend on yourself. Play it safe and get them a voucher, but make sure you first ask somebody in the shop if they have things that a Jewish / diabetic / disabled (delete as applicable) person would like. Weddings are less work, as people will try and trick you into buying things like iPads and motorbikes by putting them at the top of a list with spoons at the bottom. Ignore this and get them spoons (one each).

of people by constantly asking for money on their behalf. If you do this consistently enough, you won’t have to give up any of your own cash, although you might be expected to spend some time with them. It’s alright to take a cut of the money (“for administration purposes”) but don’t post poolside selfies from Spain if you begged thousands to buy the local OAPs a minibus and only got them a “second-hand” mobility scooter battery.

STEP 3. GIVING TO PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO PRETEND TO LIKE (CHILDREN)

STEP 5. GIVING TO PEOPLE YOU’LL NEVER MEET

Children are very hard to give to, because they haven’t learned to fake being grateful yet. You could give them something worthless or an object you’d like to see broken anyway, but you will look bad if a toddler gets tetanus from your bag of old lightbulbs or the rusty hacksaws that were cluttering up your garage.  You also can’t give a child money, alcohol or slutty clothes, even if you suspect that’s what they’d really like after spying on their Facebook pictures.  It’s probably best to try and remember that you’re giving the child something you think the parents would give it if they were you, and if you were the sort of person who liked giving things to children because you like children. Confused? Me too. Get them a voucher or some spoons.   

STEP 4. GIVING TO PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW AT ALL, BUT WHO LIVE NEAR YOU You can give many presents to people you know, but there’s a limit to how nice this will make you look to a panel of psychiatrists. If you get these people a present, it will usually be dismissed as a bribe, and they will only remember your birthday if it’s the anniversary of the day you allegedly killed somebody and buried them in the woods don’t expect cake! What is good is to find a way of making sure that everybody knows how much you care about a specific group

People from Africa are always super grateful if you give them things, even if they come from one of the parts of Africa that aren’t shown on Sky News because they’re not having a civil war. People from those parts are too polite to tell you they know perfectly well what Christmas is, or that they invented civilisation whilst European man was eating poisonous mushrooms and living under a pile of sticks. They’re definitely too polite to say anything if you pretend to be super-religious, so start by telling everybody on Facebook you’re giving up chocolate for lent, move onto piously rattling a bucket in King Street and eventually you’ll be fronting a mission to Timbuktu whilst putting downpayments on a second yacht.  If you can’t stand the idea of helping either local or foreign poors, then there’s always the option of post-dating your generosity by telling everybody you’re an organ donor.  You’ve only got two of most things though, so be careful to avoid the faux pas of triple-booking your lungs. Also, take it from me it’s incredibly awkward to realise you don’t actually have to be dead to give up a kidney.  Sorry kids, but my spare is on hire-purchase from a Bangkok butcher until the market for Basil Brush statues picks up.

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If I was an animal: A sloth so I can experience life in slow motion

My breed: Higher animal Pet’s breed: Boxer My age: 23 Pet’s age: 6 My likes: The sound of my own voice, food and the odd beer! My pet’s likes: Selfies, sleeping and anything that you drop on the floor My dislikes: Awkward silences!

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If Samson was a human: The perfect housemaid because he’s always cleaning the floor! What would you most like to do In life?: Be filthy rich! Samson most enjoys: Sitting on people and blocking their view of the TV Interesting fact about me: Ladies, I’m single… Interesting fact about Samson: Seven operations later and he’s still kicking

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For our GIVE issue we asked some of our clients if they had some great prizes to offer you, our Gallery readers. We got a number of great items and we’re going to work to offer you something each month to win. To start it off we have six amazing prizes at once. To win one of them, send us a photo of you with Gallery and the letter of the one you’d like from the page opposite. Maybe you’ll keep it for yourself, or you could embrace our theme this month and gift it on! Email your entry photos to competitions@gallery.gg

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Colourful and Vibrant Jeans from The Land of Green Ginger

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C ‘LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED’ Iconic pendant and chain from Martin & Martin

Monkee Genes offer something fresh vibrant and youthful to the demin market, with an environmental twist. Disillusioned with disposable high street fashion, the Monkee Genes team decided to raise public consciousness. Monkee Genes is the first and only jeans label to have unique mix of astute acreditations from The Soil Association and the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) With innovative fits and styles in top of the range fabrics, classic denim with a retro twist and luscious sateen cottons in pop art inspired colours, Monkee Genes is the independant label to watch, on trend, affordable and with an eco and ethical conscience.

Both you and your home will smell exquisite with this prize package. The Zesty Lemon & Tonka Bean home fragrance and hand wash, with a hit of Lemon, intensely floral heart note of exotic Ylang Ylang and crushed Tonka Beans, will uplift your senses. With a rich blend of the finest essential oils, it is naturally fragranced, and paraben and SLS-free. As is the Bergamot & Jasmine body wash and body lotion, 100% naturally fragranced with Bergamot, Jasmine and a hint of Cedarwood. Deeply fragranced with a rich blend of the finest essential oils. The cherry on the top? you will also recieve a Bella Spa Gift Voucher for a 55 minute Espa facial! Absolute bliss!

Happy 40th Anniversary to Martin& Martin! Forty years of producing original, hand crafted beautiful jewellery has left them synonymous with high quality and creativity. Part of Martin&Martins unique Patois range, Love is all you Need is a brand new design, exclusive to Martin&Martin. It’s the iconic ‘Love’ pop art design by Robert Indiana you may have seen as huge outdoor art sculptures on the streets of New York, London or other cities around the world. Like all their work, it bares the Patios hallmark of quality. Love is all you Need is a stunning piece you’ll love to wear!

Win this.... and you can pop into The Land of Green Ginger and choose your own pair of Monkey Genes

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A Return trip for two to London with Blue Islands !

We can't wait to get our claws into the new limited edition leopard print Touche Eclat. Only sixty of these gorgeous products are due to arrive at Creaseys early April and we have one right here to give to you! Touche Eclat is the must-have complexion highlighter which camoflages dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue. They say it's like 8 hours sleep in a pen! Plus, the YSL beauty counter at Creaseys is also offering a gift set from the YSL Forever range; Forever Light Creator Serum (30ml), a travel size Forever Light Creator Cream and a travel size Top Secret Exfoliator Granule-Free, all utilising the exclusive new GlycanactifWT™ Complex!

Apparantly the streets are paved with Gold, fancy going to check it out for yourself? Blue Islands have given one lucky winner the chance to fly return to Southampton and then connect through to Waterloo, London, by train. Stay a day, stay a night, stay three, its up to you , and the best bit is ... you get to take a mate!! Fly direct from Guernsey to Southampton and hop on a train to London Waterloo for an alternative way to arrive in the heart of London. Blue Islands have teamed up with South West trains to bring travellers a special Blue Islands return anytime train ticket for just £30! You can arrive in London Waterloo from Southampton Airport in as little as 68 minutes.

Win this.... and you'll glow, with a limited edition leopard print Touche Eclat and a Forever Skincare gift set from the YSL Forever range at Creaseys.

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NEWS IN NUMBERS

NEWS IN NUMBERS 2015 Date set for Blanchelande to become a co-ed secondary school

4 Firms that have bid for a 4G licence

20 Newborn lambs have arrived in time for spring

40 Percent of Guernsey over 16’s offered cannabis

107 Teams took part in this years Everest Challenge fundraiser

700,000 To be stripped from the higher education budget by 2017

14 Percent of St John Ambulance and Rescue budget spent on management

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PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY ‘Philanthropy’ is far wider reaching than simply the giving of money. Words: Lauren Le Tocq, Guernsey Community Foundation

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successful grants programme which has funded a number of key projects over the past two years. We have also developed a volunteering strategy which has worked with other organisations to raise the profile of volunteering in Guernsey on the whole, and has seen around 70 ‘business brains’ and ‘strategic thinkers’ come forward to be placed into charities, using their knowledge and expertise to help them to develop effectively. For this, we thank those philanthropists who are already active and giving so generously. The development of successful partnerships between the Foundation, the voluntary sector, the States of Guernsey, and the Business sector is key to success. All four are essential to a thriving society and by bringing them closer together we have been better able to influence social policy and to raise the profile of selected causes, giving a voice to those charities who have struggled to be heard. Included in this work is the promotion of cluster groups, formed from charities of similar interests who can work more efficiently together, sharing resources and information, than they can on their own.

house or working behind the scenes to run Guernsey’s wide array of charities, is themselves a philanthropist. In recognition of this, we host the annual Community Awards to celebrate their hard work and dedication to the cause. By identifying and applauding those volunteers and charities that are working well to deliver their services, and that are achieving significant results, we are holding them up as positive examples to others. For anyone who is inspired by what they see and wishes to achieve similar results, but perhaps doesn’t currently have the expertise to do so, we provide support services to encourage their growth. As well as sourcing help directly from our volunteer register, we run a training programme which seeks to assist charities in areas where training is not currently provided. Examples include

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Managing and Leading Volunteers and Charity Communications training which, to date, have all been fully subscribed. The programme has the potential to develop and will continue to do so in direct response to need. Finally, I am sure that the question of funding for the Guernsey Community Foundation itself has crossed your mind! We are very fortunate that our running costs are covered by a small group of likeminded individuals who share our vision of promoting effective philanthropy. Thanks to the ongoing support of these Founders, we do not seek funds for our own use. This enables us to fully support the rest of the sector, diverting 100% of new funds received to the projects and causes that need it the most. In effect, anyone engaging with the Foundation over their charitable giving is not donating to the Foundation, they are donating through it.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited trading as NatWest (NatWest). Registered Office: P.O. Box 64, Royal Bank House, 71 Bath Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE4 8PJ. Regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Guernsey business address: PO Box 62, Royal Bank Place, 1 Glategny Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4BQ. Regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and licensed under the Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994, as amended, the Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002, and the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended. NatWest is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme. The scheme offers protection for ‘qualifying deposits’ up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Details are available from: Website: www.dcs.gg. Telephone: +44 (0)1481 722756. Post: P.O. Box 380, St Peter Port, GY1 3FY. Deposits made in a Guernsey Branch will not be covered by any equivalent scheme in any jurisdiction outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Under the scheme (s) customers are entitled to make only one claim per licensed entity regardless of the number of brands or trading names contained within that licensed entity and customers are entitled to make one claim only per licensed entity in the jurisdiction where the deposits are held. Therefore as NatWest brand is operated by RBS International it is not licensed in its own right. A person with a deposit in NatWest and a deposit in RBS International would thus only be entitled to make one claim. Further details of these schemes are available on request. NatWest is a member of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc - Registered in Scotland No 90312. Registered office: 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The latest report and accounts are available at www.investors.rbs.com. NatWest places funds with other parts of its Group and thus its financial standing is linked to the Group. Depositors may wish to form their own view on the financial standing of NatWest and the Group based on publicly available information. The latest report and accounts are available at www.natwestinternational.com/financial-results. Customers of NatWest are advised that National Westminster Bank plc (“NatWest plc”) provide technology support to the online banking service and this will enable NatWest plc in the UK to access your account data. In subscribing for this service, you consent to and authorise this access. Network charges may apply for Mobile Banking.

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…with a tiger on a leash. A joke? Of course not. John Basile faces misdemeanor charges after he took the big cat into Uncle Richie’s bar in Lockport, Illinois. Mr Basile owns Big Run Wolf Ranch, a run-down animal rescue centre where he keeps wolves, a bear and the tiger. Witnesses say people started screaming “Is that a tiger?” in disbelief, after Mr Basile and his feline companion walked in. Terry Lemming, Lockport police chief, said: “My concern really was for the people that frequent the downtown area. This was at 7.30 at night on a Sunday in an area that has a lot of people walking around.” It is not the first time a big cat has visited the bar - after a woman was bitten by a tiger at the same drinking spot last December. He just didn’t learn, did he?

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Police in Lancashire are trying to trace a pair of teenage pranksters after they slapped an unsuspecting supermarket worker across the face with a wet fish. A young woman had approached the fish counter and was asking about different fish when she suddenly struck the Asda employee. "Without warning, the woman picked up a large bream from the fish stall and slapped the worker across the face before running out of the store," said a police spokesman. The victim believes the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man stood nearby who also ran from the scene when challenged. Police released CCTV images of the couple who were both said to be between 15 and 18-years-old. PC Graham Hartley said: "This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident to come forward." Simply shocking.

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A zoo in North Korea has reportedly welcomed its newest animal attraction - a simply captivating pack of Yorkshire Terriers. The miniature dogs have been introduced to Central Zoo in the capital Pyongyang, according to state media. Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said the dogs are now learning “several feats”, although it did not elaborate on the type of tricks they might perform. North Koreans not familiar with ‘Yorkies’, were even given a description of them.

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A new app aims to allow users to spend more time with their ‘bros’ by sending automated messages to their girlfriends. The BroApp, which is available in the Android Play Store, allows users to send a series of automated lovey dovey messages. Australian developers Factorial Products Ltd. describe the app as “smart” and a key way of “maximising your relationship”. Users are asked to type in their girlfriend’s name and number when they first download the app, and after that it’s up to them to write the messages. The app even detects when the user is at his girlfriend’s house by identifying her WiFi network, and doesn’t send any messages then - which would blow the whole cover. It also detects when the user has messaged his girlfriend in real time, or she has messaged him, and cancels any pre-written texts to avoid arousing suspicion. Is this a work of genius or simply a sexist con? GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE


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Guernsey Specials gain new sponsor The Guernsey Specials Gym Club has partnered with Trust Corporation ahead of what is the club’s 20th anniversary year. The club which has the motto is “to be ourselves”, was formed back in 1994 in order to help youngsters with varying special needs to take part in gymnastics with the help of trained coaches and volunteers.

even further within the community to encourage more children with special needs to get involved Funds will go towards the basic running costs of the club and training up volunteers. Some employees of Trust Corporation and the associated group company Fund Corporation have also pledged to be personally involved in volunteering at the club.

The initial two-year commitment with Trust Corporation aims to help revitalise the club who currently run two classes a week for 20 children in two different age groups. For many of the gymnasts and their parents the clubs sessions are the highlight of the week. With this additional funding they also hope to promote themselves

Staff have also been working in association with the Guernsey Specials to host a special day and night of celebrations to mark the 20th Anniversary on 18 October 2014. As the company’s main charity of choice the Guernsey Specials will also benefit from further fund raising initiatives that will take place throughout the year.

There’s nothing worse than an unfair banana Fairtrade Guernsey volunteers collected more than 250 signatures outside Waitrose last month, where they spent a busy Saturday dressed in banana suits. The petition, coordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation, asks Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, to investigate the impact of unsustainable supermarket pricing. Fairtrade Guernsey will also present the signatures collected in Guernsey to the States to show the level of support locally. Campaigners want governments to act to protect millions of poor farmers and workers who grow the UK and Guernsey’s favourite fruit. Of the five billion bananas sold in the UK every year, only one in three sold is a Fairtrade banana. In the last 10 years a bitter price war has seen the UK supermarket sector almost halve the price of loose bananas while the cost of producing them has doubled. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FAIRTRADE GUERNSEY GO TO WWW.FAIRTRADEGUERNSEY.COM MORE DETAILS ON THE FAIRTRADE FOUNDATIONS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE BANANAS FAIR CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.STICKWITHFONCHO.ORG.UK

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Bowel cancer awareness month

Memory tree for Les Bourgs Hospice

GMTA donates for premature babies

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month and Male Uprising Guernsey has joined forces with Bowel Cancer Guernsey to drive the health message home to islanders. The two charities have created an online information hub bowelcancerguernsey.org where anyone interested in making positive health changes can get on board with bowel health. There will be bowel friendly nutrition information, exercise regimes to try and healthy food swaps and recipes to download. For more information visit www. bowelcancerguernsey.org or www.mug.gg or visit the OSA Pop Up Shop on Smith Street between 14th and 17th April for information and to speak to experts.

Les Bourgs Hospice has planted a special memory tree, which will give a lifelong keepsake to patients’ loved ones. The memorial copper tree, which has been kindly donated by Greville Mitchell OBE, consists of dozens of removable leaves, which can be engraved with a name and a short message. It has been installed in the garden to create a place for reflection and remembrance. The leaves will be available to buy for £100 each, and will be engraved and hung on the tree for a year. They will then be removed, cleaned and returned to the donor, in a presentation box kindly donated by Maubrooks Jewellers, for them to keep. The leaf can be left on the tree if donors wish to pay for a further year.

The Guernsey Motor Traders Association (GMTA) presented Andy Priaulx with a donation of £5,000 to the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation (PPBF). The cheque was presented at Forest Road Garage which Andy’s Grandfather, Ernold, built (reputedly with his bare hands) in 1948, by the current owner, Andy’s friend Dale Crowsley, and Andrew Sparks, Doyle Motors Finance Director and former Joint GMTA President. Andrew’s only child, Oliver, benefited from the incubator and equipment supplied by the PPBF to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited trading as NatWest (NatWest). Registered Office: P.O. Box 64, Royal Bank House, 71 Bath Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE4 8PJ. Regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Guernsey business address: PO Box 62, Royal Bank Place, 1 Glategny Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4BQ. Regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and licensed under the Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994, as amended, the Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002, and the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended. NatWest is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme. The scheme offers protection for ‘qualifying deposits’ up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Details are available from: Website: www.dcs.gg. Telephone: +44 (0)1481 722756. Post: P.O. Box 380, St Peter Port, GY1 3FY. Deposits made in a Guernsey Branch will not be covered by any equivalent scheme in any jurisdiction outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Under the scheme (s) customers are entitled to make only one claim per licensed entity regardless of the number of brands or trading names contained within that licensed entity and customers are entitled to make one claim only per licensed entity in the jurisdiction where the deposits are held. Therefore as NatWest brand is operated by RBS International it is not licensed in its own right. A person with a deposit in NatWest and a deposit in RBS International would thus only be entitled to make one claim. Further details of these schemes are available on request. NatWest is a member of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc - Registered in Scotland No 90312. Registered office: 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The latest report and accounts are available at www.investors.rbs.com. NatWest places funds with other parts of its Group and thus its financial standing is linked to the Group. Depositors may wish to form their own view on the financial standing of NatWest and the Group based on publicly available information. The latest report and accounts are available at www.natwestinternational.com/financial-results. Customers of NatWest are advised that National Westminster Bank plc (“NatWest plc”) provide technology support to the online banking service and this will enable NatWest plc in the UK to access your account data. In subscribing for this service, you consent to and authorise this access. Network charges may apply for Mobile Banking.

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A whole new world. A family run business with Guernsey heritage that offers a myriad of quirky shopping options in Gunersey? Get outta town... Generations of Guernsey people have saved at the cave. We sent Gemma Long to learn more. Words : Gemma Long | Photography : Etienne Laine

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laddin’s Cave opened its doors to the public at its current home in April 1979. The shop, which then sold mostly camping equipment, was owned and run by Margaret and Eric Mahy, along with Eric’s parents Bert and Ina. The couple owned land at Capelles and Eric, a former tomato grower, established a campsite with a small camping shop. The shop became popular with not just visitors, but locals as well, and demand grew. Originally, the business was set up in partnership with John Shuker, a businessman from Sheffield, but he later sold his shares to the Mahys. When the couple moved the store to its current location, their children, Julie and Jason, who now manage and run the business with Julie’s husband, Rob, painted the then concrete floor with green paint, to make it look like the grass of a field, and set up the tents for sale. ‘As the story goes,’ said Julie. ‘Dad and John thought about a name for the shop and, of their own accord, both came up with Aladdin’s Cave, and that’s how the name came about.’ Julie, a former police officer, 44, is now the finance director and was proud to take on the role beside Rob, 48, and Jason, 43, who share the role of managing director. Jason and Julie’s grandparents, Bert and Ina Mahy, were never far from the store, and played an active role in running it before retiring many years later. ‘Bert could fix just about anything,’ said Julie.

‘When he was about 92 we caught him in his workshop trying to lever a wardrobe,’ said Jason. ‘The pair visited the store regularly until late in their lives.’ As the tomato-growing industry diminished the Mahy family looked to the campsite and then Aladdin’s Cave for income. As the years past by ‘the cave’, by which it is fondly referred to among family, grew in stock, size, staff numbers and regulars. The family rented one, then two of the sheds and eventually all five, which are now owned by the business. More recently a sixth shed was built - Mick’s Fishing Supplies – which is the only purpose-built tackle-shop in the Channel Islands. The biggest and best decision the family made was in 1999 when they decided to purchase the premises. A year later the roof was replaced and after that the store was painted its iconic red. Rob, also a former police officer, joined the business following a ‘chance remark’ one day between him and Eric. ‘I was looking for a career change and had worked in retail before I joined the police force.’ Eric took him up on the offer and made him Photos by Etienne Laine | assistant manager. Rob learnt the family ropes; delivering, buying stock, managing staff and soon became an integral part of the team. Jason, after completing his A-levels, went to university to train as a physiotherapist. When he returned to the island he practised for some years. However, a combination of personal circumstances and the ‘call’ to join the family business saw him become part of the Aladdin’s Cave management team in 2000.

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‘I’ve never looked back since. It’s a great job; the best,’ said Jason. Recounting their memories of the family business, Jason and Julie said their parents worked on Sundays from time-to-time and as youngsters they would join them at the store. ‘On a Sunday I’d be roller-skating up and down the aisles and Jason would be skateboarding around the store,’ said Julie.Aladdin’s Cave now has 46 employees, including management, with the longest serving member; warehouse manager Keith Battle, having been with the company for 28 years. He remains a key member of the management team today. No family business is complete without a pet, and Muppet - Eric’s dog - who now belongs to Jason, spends its days napping under Jason’s desk in the office above the store. Jason’s children, Ellie, 17, and Sam, 14, now have Saturday jobs at ‘the cave’. ‘They may choose to get more involved in the business, even take it on one day, but that’s a long way into the future and their decision.’ The store remains popular with existing and new customers. With a focus on customer service, Aladdin’s Cave has everything from prams to pans and sofas to skateboards. ‘We are constantly evolving,’ said Jason. ‘The minute you stand still you go backwards.’ The business supports local suppliers where it can, sponsors the annual Aid Reaching Children Santa Fun Run and has donated hundreds of raffle prizes to various local charity fundraisers.

‘On a Sunday I’d be roller-skating up and down the aisles and Jason would be skateboarding around the store.’

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t’s brilliant that successful people sometimes feel an overwhelming need to support and help their fellow man. Most of us are willing to donate and give to charity but here is a list of people who took humanitarianism, selflessness, philanthropy and altruism to another level. There are some well known moneymongers on this list, some fresh faces and even some people you may never have even heard of, from the American towers of power right down to the Channel Islands. These indivuduals are winners in our book.

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ALTRUISM: Noun. the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (opposed to egoism.) Antonyms for ALTRUISM: meanness. Synonyms for ALTRUISM: benevolence, humanitarianism, kindness, selflessness, charity, magnanimity, philanthropy, public spirit, social conscience. BILL GATES

An obvious one to start. As the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, you would expect Big Bill G to have done well, economically - but not only has he made it big financially, but also philanthropically. In 2000, Gates and his wife Melinda founded their very own charity, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose, to globally enhance healthcare and to decrease examples of extreme poverty. Whilst in the USA, they aim to increase educational opportunities and access to information technology. In 2007, Gates donated a huge sum of $28 billion to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - a charity so well funded it has been realised as one of the best philanthropic institutions, globally.

SERGEY BRIN & ANNE WOJCICKI As one of the co-founders of Google, you would expect Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin to have a lot of money lying around, perhaps too much to even know what to do with? Well in 2011, the American couple, Brin and Wojcicki donated $61.9 million to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research which specializes in Medical research (specifically Parkinson’s disease.) Google is one of the most profitable internet organisations in modern day, and as of this year Brin’s total wealth is estimated to be approximately $31.8 billion - this probably won’t be the last we’ll hear of any charity sponsorships in Sergey Brin’s case.

ERIC ROSS

Eric F. Ross donanted vast sums of money to charity. Holocaust survivor, Eric F. Ross donated a total sum of 76.5 million dollars to many different foundations, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - having experienced the Holocaust first hand this must have been a cause with a deep personal interest. Other organisations he sponsored included the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation and Golda Och Academy. Eric Ross sadly died in 2010 at the grand age of 99.

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DAVID KIRCH

MARGARET A. CARGILL

As another co-founder of Microsoft, along with Bill Gates, it’s not too shocking to learn that Paul Allen is the 53rd wealthiest person in the world with a total fortune estimated at $15 billion. In 2011, Allen donated a grand total of around $372.6 million to several different charities, including: $7.6 million to the Experience Music Project, $70 million to the Allen Institute for Brain Science (a medical research organisation) and $295 million to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, a charitable organisation that was established in 1988 split a fraction of Paul Allen’s philanthropic contributions.

As a local Channel Islander, David Kirch is one charity donor we hold closely to our hearts. In 2012, Kirch promised to donate the remainder of his fortune to the older residents of Jersey, those who are aged 70 years or older, by sending them a £100 gift voucher every Christmas! Sir David Kirch has received a knighthood from the Queen and in the Sunday Times Giving List in early 2013, he was named as Britain’s top philanthropist.

MARK ZUCKERBERG

From 2010 to now, Mark Zuckerberg was claimed, by Times Magazine, to be one of the most influential people in the world, with a distinction as their ‘person of the year,’ - Zuckerberg is one the five cofounders, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, one of the most popular social networking sites in modern day. His total wealth is estimated at $31.6 billion, so it certainly would come as no surprise to hear he donated a huge sum of $498 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a charity service for the Silicon Valley community in America.

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Another Jersey dweller, Pam Bell is another individual locals are proud of - in 2013, she was awarded with an OBE for philanthropic and charitable services and actions in both Jersey and the UK. Bell is the Seigneur of Trinity parish and received an OBE, an award similar to a knighthood awarded by the Queen, for her philanthropy, having raised funds for charities that include the NSPCC.

Co-founder and chairman for Intel and the author of the book, ‘Moore’s Law,’ Gordon Moore donated a whopping $6 billion to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a charitable organisation set up with his wife to support causes which relate to the conservation of the environment, medical education and other fields of science. Other notable charitable actions from Gordon Moore and his wife include a total of $800 million to Caltech in donations, and $200 million to the University of California, aiding in the construction of the world’s largest telescope, the 30m Telescope.

Margaret Anne Cargill was an American philanthropist and part heir to the Cargill fortune, one of eight people. Over her life she donated over $200 million, anonymously, to various charitable organisations, including the American Red Cross, the Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and the American Swedish Institute. At the time of her death, in 2006, she bequeathed the remainder of her wealth to the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, who would use her fortune for charitable purposes. Her wealth was finally liquidated in 2011, providing a sponsor of $6 billion to both charities.

WARREN BUFFETT

Bill Gates isn’t the only person to donate a huge sum of money to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Warren Buffett, the chairman, CEO and shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, promised to give away his entire wealth and fortune to charity, with 83% percent going to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett is commonly known as one of the wealthiest people in the world, ranked as the world’s most wealthy person in 2007 and third wealthiest in 2011. However, most recently, he has bequeathed $1.5 billion to Bill Gates’s personalised charity foundation.

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CARING for CARERS Words: Louise Le Pelley

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e live in an age of technology where significant importance has been placed on sharing our thoughts online with others – how many of us regularly share and save our memories, statuses, updates with others on a daily basis? Imagine for a minute, that you were not able to do that anymore. Imagine that you were not able to communicate at all. Think about how frustrated you’d feel if you couldn’t remember what you did yesterday, everyday. In an age where communication has seemingly never been easier, the fact that there is still no cure for a disease that gradually erases the personality traits and memories of the people we love the most has never been more unsettling. Alzheimer’s is a word that most of us fear, a word that is often associated with stereotypes of old age and confusion, a word that isn’t talked about enough. For people who find their friends and relatives confronted with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, turning their back on the situation or hoping for a miracle cure is simply not an option. In time, the wife or husband, sibling or parent of an Alzheimer’s sufferer will find themselves becoming a caregiver to their loved one. It’s a situation that can happen to anyone – your neighbour, your grandparents or even to your brother or sister. Caring for someone with dementia can be lonely, frustrating and unpredictable. Step in the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association – at The Delancey Centre on Rue des Monts in the parish of St Sampson; there is a veritable refuge for carers. The centre holds regular social gatherings for caregivers (who can also bring along their partners to sessions,) giving them a chance to get a few hours respite from being the sole care provider to their relative, giving them the chance to relax, chat and unwind in an environment, which offers ‘empathy, companionship and support’. Social events with other people who understand what it is like to experience the effects of Alzheimer’s are in many ways, a lifeline. Other carers and volunteers at the centre will not judge or be thrown by the sometimes unpredictable and strange behaviour of a sufferer – because they’ve seen it all before. Having such a special

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and valuable support network can help carers to cope with the pressures of supporting a partner with an illness and in many cases, can give them the strength and empowerment to carry on caring. In the words of Josie, a former carer who still regularly attends sessions at the centre, without the help and understanding that she received at Delancey during her husband’s illness, she would have found her situation considerably more difficult to deal with. If you walk past The Delancey Centre on a Friday afternoon, don’t be surprised to hear the sound of beautiful voices singing in unison. The centre regularly runs ‘Singing down Memory Lane’ sessions, afternoons of musical activities that prove therapeutic for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and carers alike. From wartime songs to hits from the musicals – there’s a song for everyone’s tastes. If music isn’t your forte, there are still other activities to get involved in at the centre every Monday and alternate Wednesdays. Delancey has a great library and selection of board games - from scrabble to euchre, books on Guernsey days gone by to Harry Potter, there is an activity for everyone, from any generation. You can even just sit and catch up with a cup of tea and a slice of cake – at every session you will be treated with kindness, dignity and understanding. The centre’s phones are manned each and every day and people are also able to contact someone who can offer confidential support by email ‘A request for help will always be answered quickly’. In 2010 the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association received from Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, an award that speaks volumes. Caring means giving your love, time and patience to someone in need – and at the Delancey Centre, the wellbeing and needs of the carers who give their love and support to those who can’t always ask for it or show their appreciation themselves will never be overlooked. All money donated to the association goes directly to supporting islanders within the bailiwick – and if you find yourself with an hour to spare of a Monday afternoon, why not pop into the centre? Every smile and supportive gesture can make a difference.

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Seeds of kindness planted at Grow Limited

Grammar School speakers raise their voices

The team at Grow Ltd, Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, founded by the Guernsey Society for the learning disabled (now Guernsey Mencap LBG) – had a surprise gift of a dozen bacon rolls to start the day in the last of Sure’s Random Acts of Kindness for 2014.

A team of public speakers from Guernsey Grammar School will travel to the UK this coming weekend to compete in the District Finals of the Rotary Club of Great Britain Youth Speaks Competition.

‘It was a wonderful surprise and we are very grateful to Sure for this extremely kind gesture – the lads loved them. The team at Grow does lots of hard work and it was great to see the smiles on their faces when the rolls turned up.’ said manager, Matthew Kerr. During the six week campaign Sure were overwhelmed by the selflessness of islanders. There were many nominations for people to receive a cake, while dozens of islanders responded to a Facebook campaign asking how people would spend £20. Whilst playing an active role in supporting the community within the islands they hoped to inspire others to do the same. Grow Ltd is currently planning for two significant events on its calendar. On 16 April the Lieutenant Governor will open a new workshop for the sale of handmade planters and other horticultural products. In June, Grow Ltd, in conjunction with the GSPCA, will celebrate its 30th birthday with an open/ fun day at its St Sampson’s premises. ‘There will be lots of animals and fun for the children, it should be great family day out. If any companies would like to support us in any way to make this event as well attended and successful as possible I would love to hear from them,’ said Mr Kerr. The event will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 21 June. For more information or to discuss possible sponsorship please contact Matthew Kerr at managergrowltd@cwgsy.net

The team of Helena De Carteret, Douglas Craig and Jordan Linton were the overall and senior team winners at this year’s Rotary Club of Guernsey Youth Speaks competition, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes and held at St James in January. On Saturday the three students will be at the John Hanson Community School in Andover, Hampshire to test their skills against other Rotary Club group finalists from the District. Jessica Roland, Guernsey Managing Partner, Mourant Ozannes, said, “We wish our Grammar School students the very best of luck this weekend. As Guernsey winners all of the judges were certainly impressed with their ability and skills and Mourant Ozannes are proud to support them through to the next level of the competition.” If the Grammar School team win over the judges at District level, the Regional Finals await on the 26 April, with the National Final on 10 May in Maidstone, Kent.

OSA, popping up for Charitable Groups The OSA Pop Up Shop was launched in Christmas 2012 to provide a use for some vacant ground floor shop space the company had in their possession on Smith Street. At the time the High Street was almost in danger of attracting a few tumbleweeds with many shops standing empty. So a concept was devised that would have the threefold benefit of occupying an otherwise empty shop front, promoting the goodwill of OSA Recruitment, and helping local charities. The shop was such a huge success that they decided to keep it going after Christmas, and now over a year into the project the shop continues to go from strength to strength. It has hosted a wide range of charities, activities and goods for up to a week at a time raising not only much needed funds but also awareness for all the different charitable groups. Next time you’re passing be sure to stop by and see who is in residence.

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DINGLEY DELL’S FLYING VISIT ‘THE PIG TOUR GUERNSEY’ THE PAVILION, ST PIERRE PARK HOTEL ST PETER PORT

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An evening of ‘swine and dine’ was had by all attending the Flying Visit Pork evening at The Pavilion. The evening was supported by The RSPCA’S Freedom Food, in aid of The Guernsey Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The pig tour was hosted by Tony Leck, kicking off with a farm talk

followed by a butchery demonstration, then the 3 ‘Godfathers of Pork’ Mark Poynton, Eric Snaith and Murray Chapman, who had flown in from UK, worked their magic with a plethora of pork dishes such as ‘caramelised smoked bacon parfait’.

Over the past few months, the Community Arts Team at the Guernsey Arts Commission have been very busy holding free ‘lantern workshops’ for children, adults, school groups and the general public. Using willow, LED lighting, tissue paper

and masking tape, each lantern took around two hours to make - but the hard work paid off on when all the lanterns were paraded through the streets of St Peter Port last month.

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Guests were treated to performances by the Ukeladeez, Darren Pritchard and the Pink Ladies. Insightful and passionate speeches on the positive effect of arts in health were given by Alex Coulter, Director of Arts and Health South West, Karen Leach, oncological nurse and Dr Malcolm Rigler from North Somerset.

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The evening closed with upbeat folk music from The John Wesley Stone. It was a brilliant evening of fundraising which celebrated the strength of the arts in Guernsey - showcasing local talents and the promising potential of the ‘Arts in Health’ programme.

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We headed out on to the streets of St Peter Port on a beautiful sunny Saturday to deliver the latest edition of the magazine in to the hands of the folks of Guernsey. Whilst we were at it we captured entries for our Mothers’ Day Selfie competition!

Here are just a selection of the fabulous Mothers’ we met, check out our spread on page 22, which features all of the entries to our competition and congratulations to the winner and her Mum!

Waitrose, supermarket chain of the John Lewis Partnership, announced its annual bonus of 15% last month.

that Partners in Guernsey received a bonus since the supermarket chain opened its two stores in Guernsey in early 2011.

Due to its unique co-owned business model, every employee that works for Waitrose received this percentage of their annual pay as a bonus. This was the third time

We captured some of the partners at Waitrose Admiral Park and Rohais as they gathered at each store to hear the branch managers unveil the bonus amount.

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It was August 2012 when I realised I only had two months left before I was ‘too old’ to take advantage of the Australian year-long working visa. In order to qualify you have to be under thirty-one to apply for it and under thirty-two to activate it, so just days before my 32nd birthday, I bit the bullet and jumped on a plane.

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ithin 36 hours, I was sat with an expat friend of mine at his home nestled in the hills of Balgowlah Heights (right next to the Sydney suburb of Manly). That night we sat up late drinking good wine and reminiscing about our school days back in Guernsey. Fueled by booze and jetlag we stayed up long enough to see his wife (another old Guernsey friend) come through the door after a night out in the City on a hen do. It was great to see these guys again and I spent the next two months being welcomed into the fold – staying in their spare room, meeting their friends, frequenting their local watering holes and even joining the local poker circuit. The pair gave me the best start I could have been given and for that, I will forever be indebted to them… Two months went quickly. I needed money and work, but went about finding it the

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wrong way and hindsight is a beautiful thing. I wanted to find something more career-orientated, to focus my energy on furthering my career from the outset. I wanted to thrive, not just survive, in the city. Sydney recently ranked as 5th most expensive city in the world. The job never came and my hosts were Guernsey-bound for Christmas and had promised the use of their Aussie home to somebody else. The outlook was bleak - I was going to be broke and homeless at Christmas; on the opposite side of the world to family and friends. The prospect of bar work didn’t appeal so I researched interesting alternatives like becoming “Jackaroo” (Australian cattle rancher), couch-surfing and WWOOFing. I chose WWOOFing but embarked on a week-long Jackaroo course in the outback to get some hands-on experience first. We were worked hard from dusk til dawn in the 40°C heat but we got to ride 4x4s, quad bikes, horses and dirt bikes; shear sheep, herd up cattle and even wrestle and castrate calves (the memory still makes me cross my legs). The week passed quickly and despite the host’s scaremongering about snakes and redback spiders, I didn’t see one of either and came through somewhat unscathed. Unlike the German who got stabbed in the foot during a drinking game and the Mancunian getting kicked in the face by a calf: I’ve never seen a nose explode like that before! After the course, I met my sister Courtney and her boyfriend Sam in Surfer’s Paradise before all three of us made our way inland by train to a little-known town called

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‘Gympie’ to try our hand at WWOOFing. Gympie is a somewhat backward little city on the Mary River about 100 miles north of Brisbane. On arrival I expected to see a wee local kid strumming on a banjo. Alas, it was nighttime and no banjo strumming kid in sight, but the dueling banjos played on albeit in my head. We were met at the train station by our host Trish and her daughter Rachel. When we saw their attire, it was clear what we’d gotten ourselves into… WWOOFing (Willing Work On Organic Farms -ing) is a voluntary organisation whereby you offer some work in return for food and board. No money exchanges hands – it’s all about the giving. I believe it started in New Zealand but there are now WWOOF websites all over the world. You go online, pay a nominal fee to join (about $70AUD at time of writing) and as part of the membership you get access to a forum and a free directory of hosts in your chosen country. The work varies from place to place: from teaching guitar in hippy communes to gardening in self-catering complexes in return for a chalet. A surprising number are nudist retreats but most are working farms. Some hosts give you pocket money to buy your own food; some let you write a shopping list and others like you to dine with their family. Either way, you’re expected to do about five hours work every day with weekends/time off at your host’s discretion. I put an ad on the forum a few weeks prior to Christmas and within days I was inundated with offers of places to stay all over the country – crayfish breeders, tomato farmers and bearded hippies (male and female) all wanted a piece. Apparently,

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“mature” British males are a favorite amongst WWOOF hosts. I opted for Trish’s farm in Gympie as it wasn’t too far from a major city should I need to escape. It was a couple of hours’ drive from Noosa and Rainbow Beach and - most importantly the WWOOFers living-quarters was an old converted school bus. The farm was situated in Amamoor Creek which itself was an hour’s drive from the station in Gympie so it was late when Courtney, Sam and I arrived. We got given a quick tour before being offered some of the leftovers from that night’s dinner – zucchini loaf. Although all three of us were hungry, Sam declined, Courtney politely sampled a mouthful and I devoured the rest leaving the bowl and spoon clean. We then got shown our living quarters. Sam and Courtney were to stay in the penthouse suite in the converted school bus with a Taiwanese girl and two German girls and I was welcomed into a tiny dilapidated caravan by my new German room-mate, Lucas. The next day we were up at 5am for the first of our daily chores. On waking up, Sam and Courtney found a note from the girls that they’d missed the previous night “Don’t eat the zucchini loaf – it’s crawling with worms and maggots.” I pondered this whilst being shown how to milk a cow for the first time. It turns out our hosts were Mennonites. I had no idea what this meant, but in essence, their beliefs are somewhat akin to the Amish (for a movie reference, watch Harrison Ford in ‘Witness). They made all of their own clothes and worked towards a self-sustained living whereby they grew their own veg, reared their own meat, produced their own dairy and even cleaning products. With her hairy pits and legs, my hostess was no Felicity Kendal. The milk I was collecting on my first morning appeared in my tea and porridge the next day.

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despite not setting foot in one since it was forced upon us at school I thoroughly enjoyed the service and proudly belted the carols out at the top of my lungs and it felt great. We drove en-masse after the service to Rainbow Beach where we picnicked like kings and queens. During my six weeks on the farm, numerous WWOOFers of all ages and walks of life came and went as did lots of snakes - a ‘night tiger’ in the rafters above the toilet; pythons in the road; tree snakes through the house windows and a red bellied black snake even joined us by the bonfire I made on New Year’s Eve. The truth is, this was getting close to the sort of real Aussie experience most people imagine but never read about in the pages of the travel brochures. I could handle the reptiles, the spiders on the ceiling, the possums in the roof, insects in the food, worms in the zucchini loaf, the water supply from the muddy dam and even my hostess’s hairy pits fully exposed as I ate my breakfast pancakes. Despite being well and truly outside of my comfort zone and taken in by a family of strangers in a strange place, I got on extremely well with my hirsute host who treated me like her long-lost son. One of the most memorable experiences of my life came from a place I least expected it to. Like a boomerang thrown properly, everything I gave came straight back to me (and then some). In fact, I was given a lot more than I could ever give back…no matter how many cows I milked.

The regular daily chores included milking the cows, feeding the animals and cleaning their pens before breakfast at 6am. Afterwards, we’d work through a list of harder tasks - usually involving the boys gardening or fixing/breaking stuff and the girls cooking and cleaning (their rules, not mine). We’d generally be finished by midday and have the afternoon to do what we wanted before feeding the animals all over again at 4.30pm. In the afternoons we’d often go for swims in the creek, encountering snakes and wallabies on our way. If it were too hot to walk to the creek, we’d idle away the time playing cards or reading on the verandah. On weekends we had time to go a little bit further afield – be that a day trip to Noosa or a climb up the nearby Mothar Mountain. On Christmas Day we went to church and

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don’t do African third world porn. You know what I’m talking about, even if by another name. The stereotypical, overused, slightly clichéd images conjured up and sprinkled like charity confetti to make viewers stop and take note. The only image ever painted of Africa in the West. Of course it would be simple to draw a picture of starved children and isolated towns, waterless and overtaken by natures red earth because we’ve all seen it. But what happens when you can actually go out there and give your time? Just for a moment, believe you could maybe make a difference.. The Gambia. A tiny sliver of a country in Africa. Somewhere in Africa. A 90’s suntrap, lots of lobster red tourists and a place firmly pitched on the cheap winter sun list. And I’m ashamed to say that that was it for my minimal list of touch points on the place as I read, feeling slightly stunned, that I had been selected as one of five to run an international project in the country. I’d put myself up for the position, attended a selection weekend which felt more appropriate for the Special Forces - pitching up at an unknown location in darkness, continuous lack of sleep, millennium goal presentations with random people before 5am, pre dawn runs... But the bar was set at the selection weekend - this project wasn’t like any other project. Carefully constructed and developed by Girlguiding UK and The Gambian Girlguiding Association, this project only existed because the Gambians wanted it to happen and that’s what made it appealing. The project’s objectives were to work with women from across the organization to deliver workshops and training on selfbelief, business skills and leadership. No easy feat in a politically complex country where women aren’t seen as equal. But this was the challenge, informing and inspiring them without enforcing western ideals. Respecting their own culture and religion was fundamental. 

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Looking up from the cockroaches and bugs at your feet, there’s immediate warmth felt from the Gambians. Their wide smiles like a gentle hug contrasting with the military guard at arrivals. Disorientated from the late night landing, I was shuffled through security and held for baggage searching as the large amount of Pritt-stick glue sticks and vitamin supplements had raised red flags. My act of giving misinterpreted. Setting the scene. Home was minimalist and a base set up in Serakunda, just outside the capital of Banjul. I can only describe it as squatter chic; myself and roomie bonded under the murky bug net and tonally brown environment. Romantic. Ironically named the “Rosebud Hostel”. Pane-less windows made for natural aircon. Electricity was not constant and there was no running water bar for a couple of hours between one and four am. Even then it was hit and miss. Basic, genuine and a taste of reality. And after adjusting to the shock, I honestly came to love our home. The physical, material things may not compare to anything known in the UK but this was outweighed as soon as the girls started filing in. Some had travelled on foot for hours to attend, simply to hear us. Nothing was compulsory. It was humbling. Workshops delivered daily and, predominantly, at the Girlguiding HQ, which was a basic large hall opposite the national television building. The content for each day planned the night before by head torch. 

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The adult leaders listened like diligent children. Experienced education professionals keen to grow Guiding but from an outsider’s point of view, having placed too much weight on fundraising in recent years. Our role here was therefore to stimulate, motivate and re-energize, not discrediting that money would, and does, make life a little simpler. But it’s not the solution alone.  All our activities were interactive and game led. Using music, song, art and roleplay as the catalyst for discussions about what truly mattered and impacted on the lives of young women. Our Trojan horse

Praying to a god who knew that I didn’t believe, or at least repeating the actions, moving at the same time as everyone and trying not to cause a domino effect whilst trying not to get my feet caught.

disguised as fun. Perhaps not surprisingly to anyone in their teens, self-image and boys were high on the agenda as well as leading the kind of life your family would be proud of. Aesthetically there are concerns of blackness and it’s shades denoting how pretty you are, as well as morally battling with balancing family and individual aspirations. Their commitment to service was astounding and alien. From age 13, they’re expected to make choices that will impact the rest of their life. Girlguiding provides their only external support network. An organization, teaching skills like catering, needlework and tie-dye to allow them to be self sufficient, independent and empowered.  Over the three-week project, over 2,000 girls and women aged from six to Gambian elder age (circa 65 plus but look 50) and seized every opportunity to further develop themselves. Working with females based across almost half the country to the mid point of Soma. Villages where foreigners were limited to only a few Peace corps volunteers who had stopped to help over the past decade. 

Drum beat

Having English as the official language should make for easy communication, however throw in ten additional tribal languages and countless sub dialects, and the communal language switches to the beat of the drum. Gambian’s have rhythm and song oozing from their pores. It’s innate and impossible to replicate even with an iota of musical talent. Not formal or classical in the way we’d learn to read or play music,

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Arriving at the hub of the activity, all eyes were on us. New, white faces within their close-knit community. I was overwhelmed by the colour, sequins and closeness felt as we found our place within the women’s section behind the men.

theirs comes from within and movementcome-dance is like a demon being exorcised, prehistoric and raw. The four main tribes - Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, Jola - have their own unique style and each is completely captivating. Each new group encouraged the British contingent, to flail, wriggle and stamp with the greatest panache and confidence. Pulled by some girls to the side, I was chosen for clapping duty. Something which should have been so simple and yet took me three hours to master. Red handed, but with sweet satisfaction, I know how much work and sweat it takes to clap like a Gambian. 

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Tobaski is the Gambian name for the second Eid of the year. With close to 90% of the population actively practicing Islam it is a festival that the entire nation stops for. Awoken by the call to prayer each morning became normal and quote soothing, but what was extraordinary was the openness and visibility of people stopping to pray in public spaces throughout the day. At restaurants, on the streets, quietly taking place amidst every day life. This public display of religion encouraged open discussion and questioning. It was freeing to have the opportunity to ask anything and understand more.  It also made it the greatest privilege to be invited to join in with authentic festivities in New Yundum. My experience can only be described as culturally authentic. Having slept under a canopy of empty gift-aided rice bags from Canada, the day proceeds with a communal prayer session. Everyone wears their finest for the feast and spends hours at the salon for a new weave. Dressed like a flammable version of Princess Jasmine in an orange bejeweled synthetic number, I shimmied my bound legs, geisha style, the half mile to the central meeting space. Within a meter of a lighter, it could

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all have gone terribly wrong. My roomie however, had somehow escaped with not fitting into her outfit - provided by our host walked with purpose next to me looking like a BBC foreign correspondent.  Arriving at the hub of the activity, all eyes were on us. New, white faces within their close-knit community. I was overwhelmed by the colour, sequins and closeness felt as we found our place within the women’s section behind the men. There were 500 people gathered within a space smaller than half of Footes Lane. Sandy and in the beaming sun, we knelt and all waited. Having hoped that we’d be observers, I was shocked when we surrounded and told that we would be active participants. A strange sensation rose within me, the heat and anxiety caused me to sweat. Praying to a god who knew that I didn’t believe, or at least repeating the actions, moving at the same time as everyone and trying not to cause a domino effect whilst trying not to get my feet caught. The temperature rose and I became lost in a type of meditation; the next moment I was truly present was during the ram slaughter. I was mentally prepared for this having watched the chaos of rams being bought, definitely harder than a Christmas tree as they’re constantly moving! But what I saw was peaceful. The animal was cleaned, blessed and peacefully came to an end. Ram is then shared between the entire community later in the evening, wealthier residents offering some to those less fortunate. I thought that this was a beautiful practice but wondered how welcome turkey would be at Christmas if you knocked on random doors…

Life Lessons

Working with The Gambians I came to learn several important life lessons. Number one, the white man wears the watch, but the black man has the time. All time is fluid and being a couple of hours late is acceptable, if beyond frustrating. Two: Respect is not optional. Respect of elders is as good as law and those around us invaluable. Three: Empowered. Whether we feel it or not, we, each and every one of us have the power and freedom to change our circumstances. Not always simple but it’s our choice.  All of these wonderful life changing experiences were all only possible as a result of being a Brownie leader locally. Girlguiding UK has eight of these Girlguiding Overseas Linked with Development projects and they have a maximum life span of five years before the country continues the work. Any member of Girlguiding UK under the age of 30 can apply.  But charity honestly does begin at home and I wouldn’t stop volunteering for the world. Far from jam and Jerusalem, needles and cupcakes, Girlguiding is more important than ever and has a really crucial and active role to play in modern day life and girls’ development. This sounds all very formal but in a nutshell it’s simply about fun, making friends and trying something new. Being the best that you can be. As a leader, it’s giving a couple of hours each week and doing something new every meeting, learning as much from the girls and a lot of laughter. Knowing that, immaterial of how I felt leaving work, I will always be in a better mood after Brownies.  Guernsey’s own network is still growing and always looking for adult volunteers to make it possible. If you would like more information about volunteers or joining / registering a girl please contact the Bailiwick Commissioner, Yvonne, at ylepage@cwgsy.net 

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s the Kalashnikovs spat and the shouts of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in the streets outside the Safari Hotel I decided I had made a big mistake. Standing on the balcony of my room I watched tracer fire streaking through the night sky and listened to the sound of screeching tires as Toyota Hi-Lux trucks hurtled around the city. I went inside my room, locked the doors and braced myself for the sound of militiamen running up the hotel's stairs. This was my first night in Libya. I didn't have proper insurance and I had promised myself that I was going to be careful, but at that moment it seemed clear to me that my hotel was at the centre of an enormous firefight. It was a couple of days before the one-year anniversary of the country's liberation, but fighting was still breaking out sporadically in certain parts of the country. That day the top story on Al Jazeera had been a fierce battle between rebel forces and pro-Gaddafi fighters in Bani Walid, a traditional Gaddafi stronghold just two hour's drive from Tripoli. As I stood in my room listening to the shooting I was certain that fighting had spread and my life was in danger. It was only the next morning that I discovered the real reason for the shooting, shouting and squealing tires when I met a German journalist in the hotel's lobby. “Did you go to Martyrs Square last night?” He asked me. “The celebrations were fantastic.” He then went on to explain that during the previous evening the interim government

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announced that one of Gaddafi's sons had been killed in the assault on Bani Walid sparking countrywide celebrations – accompanied by the customary celebratory gunfire. It could have been my first story about Libya but instead of going out and investigating what was going on I had cowered in my room. Bashfully I explained to the German reporter that I had gone to bed early after a long flight so had missed the celebrations. In retrospect it was a fitting introduction to post-revolutionary Libya – a country where the safe looks dangerous and trouble looks like fun. A nation where things are rarely what they seem to be and small arms are carried around as casually as mobile phones. Over the next twelve months as I kept returning to Libya I would slide from one scenario to another stumbling in and out of trouble and meeting people from across the spectrum of society. I sat with warlords that had taken control of oil ports in Libya's east and destitute squatters living in the remains of Gaddafi's palace. I had cups of tea with the leaders of Islamist militias and played football with liberal students. As the country slid deeper into chaos I visited a militia leader who successfully kidnapped the country's prime minister sparking a political crisis, and a young man who had his father, an alleged al-Qaeda militant, abducted by US special forces in a snatch operation. Soon the militia checkpoints and sound of gunfire at night felt as normal as London buses and the sound of horns honking in morning traffic jams. And it wasn't just me that was getting used to change. Over

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the twelve months I spent in Libya I was surprised at how quickly people acclimatised to the rapid decline in security. As the postrevolutionary euphoria evaporated, bombings and assassinations became commonplace. Within a couple of months, seeing gunsellers operating on the streets next to vegetable stalls also became commonplace; local journalists became increasingly targeted with violence and it became more and more uncomfortable to take out my camera on the streets.

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*The receptionist of the Hotel Safari in Tripoli poses with the Kalashnikov he keeps under his desk. Since the 2011 revolution Libya has failed to build an effective police force or army and the judicial system has disintegrated. People rely on their own weaponry and their local communities for security.

*A teenager who works selling guns on Tripoli's alRashid Street poses with a handgun and a Libyan flag. A number of stalls are set up on the street selling guns amongst other market stalls selling pets and vegetables.

*A father places his son on a hobbled camel during celebrations of the anniversary of the February 17 uprising. During these celebrations in 2013 whole cities erupted into parties that lasted for days.

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*A man hangs out of a car with a flare celebrating on the February 17 anniversary of the revolution. Though the whole of Tripoli was immersed in music and feasting celebrations were bittersweet for many who were disappointed and disillusioned by the lack of progress in rebuilding the country.

*A man stands ankle deep in water in the aftermath of the bombing of the French embassy in Tripoli on 23 April 2013. This attack surprised many Libyans who at the time believed Tripoli was relatively safe compared to the country's restive east.

*A security guard attempts to clear the area around the French embassy in the wake of the car bomb.

*Young men inspect their damaged car after a crash. In Libya alcohol is illegal and contact with the opposite sex is a complicated in such a conservative and religious society. Many teenagers turn to driving for easy thrills. Petrol is heavily subsidised and a full tank of fuel can cost as little as four pounds.

*A painting of the US cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants holding the Libyan flag outside a school in Triopli. In the wake of the revolution, political graffiti sprung up covering walls all around the city.

*Families of those who died in Tripoli's notorious Abu Salim political prison return to the disused prison to attend an open day and watch a commemorative ceremony. The prison was notorious

during the rule of Gaddafi for human rights abuses including a massacre of more than 1,000 prisoners in 1996.

*A fish monger eyes a solitary sharks head. Due to lack of proper institutions and regulatory bodies dynamite fishing is common in Libya despite being illegal and destructive for the surrounding ecosystem.

*A man with a broken arm protests outside Tripoli's Foreign Ministry in May 2013. During these protests armed militias occupied both the Foreign Ministry and Justice Ministry, putting pressure on politicians during a key vote.

*An anti-militia protester marches towards Martyrs Square. Thousands of Libyans took to the streets in May to protest against militias and their

involvement in Libyan politics.

*A militiaman waits in his truck in Martyrs Square as the protesters approach. Although there was a tense standoff between protesters and militiamen in the square no shots were fired.

*Children play with a sheep in Tripoli's Medina the day before it is due to be eaten in the Eid feasting.

*A young man peers looks up at a house fire in Triopli's Medina. Locals had to fight the fire with just buckets of water for six hours before the fire engine arrived. The fire service is just one of many institutions that was hollowed out under Gaddafi and is yet to be rebuilt.

*A tobacconist in the eastern town of Ajdabiya poses with a heavy machine gun.

*Rebel gunmen who have occupied an oil terminal in eastern Libya pose on top of an armoured personnel carrier. The rebel occupation of key oil infrastructure in the east of Libya has slashed the country’s crude exports causing a crisis for the government.

*Militia leader Said Ben Suleiman stands in front of a bird display in Tripoli Zoo. Since the revolution the zoo has been closed to the public and some of its offices are used as holding cells to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

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Celebrate Guernsey heritage Celebrate our liberation this month as Guernsey launches a Heritage month to showcase more than a millennia of history.

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his month Guernsey will showcase its incredible history in a dedicated ‘Heritage Month’ set to run from 12th April to 18th May 2014. Throughout the month there will be cultural events, talks and special museum openings culminating in Liberation Day on 9th May, just like ours. It’s ideal for culture vultures and families wanting to inject some enjoyable learning into the Easter holidays and the month is set to open up Guernsey’s history to a wide range of visitors. Heritage month has been launched to highlight one of Guernsey’s key strengths; its ‘outdoor museum’. The entire island is steeped in history whether it is dolmens and burial chambers from Neolithic ages, forts along the coastline from Napoleonic times or bunkers and fortifications left by the German forces on our sister island. Guernsey prides itself on the accessibility of this history as much of it is free from barriers and payment kiosks and available to climb on and walk around. Visitors during Heritage Month will benefit from special heritage discovery passes , talks and activities.

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The majority of celebrations take place in St. Peter Port where locals and visitors celebrate with military vehicle parades, street entertainment and family-friendly activities. Local bands perform at the annual LibRock concert in the evening,

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SUGGESTIONS OF KEY SITES TO VISIT ARE:

For History AN EVENING WITH DR LUCY WORSLEY

On 18 May, TV presenter and historian, Dr Lucy Worsley (www. lucyworsley.com) will give an exclusive talk on Guernsey’s history at St. James Concert Hall in Guernsey’s capital, St. Peter Port.

JOIN A WWII ARCHAEOLOGY DIG, ALDERNEY

Throughout Heritage Month, visitors will be able to join a WWII archaeological dig at Bibette Head on Alderney; the site of some of the best preserved German defences in the Channel Islands. With its intact trenches, tunnels and armoured machine gun cupolas, the site offers a remarkable insight into the fortification of the island. Visitors will be able to clean out the heavily fortified concrete structures that formerly housed searchlights, anti-tank guns and machine guns. Entry is £5. info@alderneywildlife.org/ 01481 823709

RAMSAR RAMBLE AND LIHOU ISLAND

On 30 April, there will be a guided walk of the L’Eree Headland Nature Reserve and Lihou Island. On L’Eree visitors will be able to see a preChristian burial chamber, German trenches and a defence tower. The walk will then lead onto the tiny Lihou Island which is only accessible at low tide when a cobbled causeway is revealed. Visitors will be able to see the ruins of a 12th century priory ruins as well as incredible bird and marine life. To book and for further details: www.gillgirardtourguide.co.uk

For Families HISTORYFEST

From 18- 20 April, Guernsey will hold its first ‘HistoryFest’ within the walls of Castle Cornet. Over the three days, the castle will be brought to life with actors in period costumes, live action role play and interactive family activities where children can hear about hundreds of years of history and learn medieval skills. Entry is £9.75 for adults, £2,50 for children and is free for under sevens.

LE DEHUS DOLMEN Guernsey’s most atmospheric passage grave. It is perfectly preserved with a small wooden door for an entrance and there are pre-historic markings on the walls. CASTLE CORNET- built in the 13th century to protect the island from intruders; the imposing and magnificent castle was originally on its own rocky islet but is now attached to Guernsey. Today visitors can explore the battlements and enjoy views from the top of the castle across to Herm and Sark. HAUTEVILLE HOUSE- this is where Victor Hugo lived in the mid 19th century and wrote Les Misérables. The three storey house is full of secret doors and bold interiors, with bizarre furniture designed to challenge visitors. LA VALETTE UNDERGROUND MILITARY MUSEUM- the museum entrance is a simple concrete lined opening in the cliffs, which leads into a complex of tunnels built by slave labourers during the Occupation. These tunnels are now open to the public and packed with military and civilian memorabilia. VICTORIA TOWER- the 100ft tower was erected in honour of a visit to the island by Queen Victoria and Albert in 1846. The whole structure is crowned, almost quite literally, with an octagonal lantern topped with a coronet.

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Bumblebee Boat Cruises will run a series of heritage cruises around Guernsey throughout the month. These will range from a family cruise in search of pirates, a trip seeing the stunning wild flowers that grow along the dramatic east and south coasts or a look at the areas of the island that inspired Renoir. Prices start at £20 for adults and £15 for children. www.bumblebee.gg 01481 720 200

LIBERATION DAY

Join the festivities on 9 May as islanders celebrate 69 years of liberation from the occupying German forces. The majority of celebrations take place in St. Peter Port where locals and visitors celebrate with military vehicle parades, street entertainment and family-friendly activities. Local bands perform at the annual LibRock concert in the evening, which culminates in the Liberation firework display over Castle Cornet. Alternatively head to neighbouring island, Sark on 10 May when it celebrates its own Liberation Day. There will be a guided walk of some of the sites associated with the islands occupation, followed by the chance to meet Chelsea Pensioners and Ghurkas. To book contact the Sark Tourist Information Office on 01481 832345. Tickets cost £4 per adult and £1.50 per child.

Discovery Museum Pass in advance of Heritage Month will be automatically entered into a draw to fire the noonday gun at Castle Cornet, a daily tradition dating back to 19th century. The cost effective pass is priced at £16 and gives free entry to museums and other benefits. To book in advance: museums@gov.gg 01481 726518.

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ST JAMES

The following charities - Action Aid, Christian Aid, Save the Children, Oxfam and The Tumaini Fund - are sponsoring the World Aid Walk this 2014. We shall be taking the same successful 20km route as the previous year. Download the sponsorship form and then it’s all up to you to collect your sponsorship money - this is a great cause and reason to get moving!

PRINCESS ROYAL CENTRE

SIR RANULPH FIENNES Often described as the world’s greatest explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes presents an account of his life and adventures.Facing the questions concerning leadership, determination, self-belief and more, this is one lecture that will both inspire and motivate you. 8 PM TICKETS £37.50 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (01481) 711361

05.04.14 - 14.09.14 HUGO THE EXILE EXHIBITION

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Kavdij Sluban takes you on an exhibition exploring the exile of the author of the novel Les Miserables, Victor Hugo in Guernsey. In association with the Guernsey Photography Festival and Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris, this historical exhibition will allow you to learn more about both the author and your island. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL GUERNSEY MUSEUM (01481) 726518 www.museums.gov.gg

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RUFFLE MY FEATHERS The ladies of the Arabesque dance Company are performing in Ruffle My feathers - an extotic dance show with a difference. You will journey from the nightclubs of Paris to the Glitzy Shows of Las Vegas and Chicago via the exciting and oriental Bollywood and the deserts of Egypt - you will undoubtedly leave the show with a smile upon your face. The show proceeds will be donated to Clic Sargent charity. 8 PM TICKETS COST £15 AND £12.50

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GU10 CABARET EVENING This fundraising event supports and raises money for Cancer Research UK in a concert featuring GU10 and other local groups. During the interval a meal shall be served - this event a great cause to donate and sponsor money to a cause! 7.30 PM TICKETS COST £20 - CONTACT LORNA HOOLEY (01481) 263012 OR EMAIL lorna@hooley.gg FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (01481) 711361

2014 CARLSBERG EASTER HOCKEY FESTIVAL GUERNSEY HOCKEY CLUB, FOOTES LANE

This is the 76th annual hockey tournament to be held at Footes Lane. It showcases Guernsey’s high standard of hockey with a host of brilliant evening events. Like many others before it, this is sure to be another event to remember! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT LEIGH LE PAGE leigh@guernseyhockey.com

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RICHARD UTTLEY - PIANO ST JAMES

Recognised for his musical intelligence and perfect facility, Richard Uttley, a former student of the Royal Northern College of Music, former attendee of Cambridge University and Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music, plays orchestral piano and has been recognised as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine. This is certainly one memorable evening with one fantastic musician that you won’t want to miss. 8 PM £12 (£11 FOSJ), £6 STUDENTS. (01481) 711361 | www.stjames.gg

19.05.14 GADOC EASTER MUSICAL

OLIVER

BEAU SEJOUR THEATRE

One of Charles Dickens’s most celebrated novels and one of Britain’s favourite musicals is directed by Dennis Burns. Based on the musical originally directed by Lionel Burns, Oliver! takes you on a tour of victorian London and the life of a pickpocket, while teaching you the themes of society and class, poverty and the subject of identity. A much loved British classic.

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CASTLE CORNET, CASTLE EMPLACEMENT

An interesting, different and social event for all the family! Castle Cornet, Castle Emplacement St Peter Port is brought to life by music, costumes, characters and stories. The festival offers a packed schedule of museum theatre, role play and interactive sessions and activities. With brilliant period music and dancing, this is a great day out, packed with family fun - and with a discovery pass you can enjoy all the activities all year and unlimited entry to Castle Cornet & Its Museums and all children go free! 10PM-5PM DISCOVERY PASS £16 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (01481) 721657 www.museums.gov.gg

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MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY SAUSMAREZ MANOR, ST MARTIN

A fantastic and impressive display, showcasing a static show of military vehicles in the grounds of Guernsey’s Sausmarez manor. As part of the Heritage Festival, Guernsey’s Military Vehicle Display is a great day out for those who are interested in learning more about the history of their island.

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BATTERIE DOLLMANN, PLEINMONT

A group dedicated to preserving the German architecture and historical artifacts of Guernsey, Festuring Guernsey presents a guide to the condemned defences of the flak command bunker. As part of the Heritage Festival, Planespotting is a great day out for those who are interested in learning more about the history of their island. 2 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL PAUL BOURGAIZE 07781 107632

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ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM ST JAMES

Performing together since 1988, the world famous accordion player Phil Cunningham and arguably the finest and most significant Scottish fiddle player, Aly Bain are performing together at St James Concert Hall. Thier performances include a mix of high energy, technical instrumental magic and hilarious between-set humour. Previously the pair have been realised at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, where they received the Best Duo Award; this will one outing you won’t be likely to forget. 8 PM £17 , £10 STUDENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (01481) 711361 www.stjames.gg

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DANCING through life Words: Louise Le Pelley

“We dance to release, we dance to celebrate, we dance just because we can.”

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rt therapy. It’s a concept that has been around as far back as the ancient Greeks, when Aristotle coined the term “Catharsis” as a metaphor to describe the intense release of emotional tension that is felt after experiencing a tragic or overwhelming event on the stage. Catharsis was seen to be a purifying and refreshing process – one of the first examples of using art as a means to heal or rectify a negative situation. Experiencing and creating art has always been considered as a great way of channelling energy to escape, to create something positive and with purpose – and art comes in many forms… Take dance, for example. I’m sure many of us girls have experienced the odd flashback now and again to our younger selves carefree in the playground with friends choreographing routines and wielding hairbrushes, our only concerns being the occasional spat over who got to be Baby Spice. Today, it seems as if dance and cheerleading groups are enduring increasing popularity and going from strength to strength. Recently, I got the opportunity to watch a group of friends called ‘The Pink Ladies’ perform a flash mob at a charity event at St James. As the lights dimmed, a cheeky and bubbly crowd of coquettish women all wearing a uniform of bright pink wigs and feather boas emerged to take the floor and perform a lively and engaging routine. Their confidence and joie de vivre was infectious, and later on in the evening when a live band performed, nobody was surprised when the first people to break the ice and start off the dancing just so happened to be clad in bright pink wigs. A fact that is surprising, however, is that wigs and smiles aside, all of these women share something in common. They have all been affected by cancer – some have faced the diagnosis, some are currently undergoing chemotherapy sessions and others are friends or relatives of cancer sufferers. And they’re all women who meet in the Emma Ferbrache Room at the PEH to take part in weekly dance sessions, a fun and creative outlet led by choreographer Brandi Dawson. During the sessions at the hospital, a place tainted with memories of chemotherapy and medical BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

appointments is transformed into a positive space, where the ladies dance to celebrate the art of living. In the words of one of the ladies, “We dance to release, we dance to celebrate, we dance just because we can. We are people with scars, people who know fear and loss, but this is not about fear and loss. I walk into the rehearsal space, the door shuts and I am free. This is FUN. This is living in and appreciating the NOW - and I love it”. The dance troupe originally started out as a support group for women who had been affected by Breast cancer – gentle dance sessions and exercise boost levels of serotonin, the happiness molecule, promoting health, physical recovery and rehabilitation whilst providing a support mechanism to those going through a tough time. During the sessions, there is unspoken understanding – nobody has to announce their reasons for joining in the group, and often the group members themselves don’t necessarily know who is suffering from cancer and who is a supporter. Choreographer Brandi is intuitively aware of the range within the group at all times and adapts her routines to those undergoing chemotherapy sessions, those facing restriction in movement due to surgery and those with dips in energy levels. During performances all the women wear their pink wigs, a decision which emphasises their togetherness and also the fact that the spectator cannot tell which ladies are suffering from cancer – the one thing that marks them out is their zest for life. These ladies are a group of women – patients, relatives, friends and supporters, brought together through their communal experiences of illness and yet they refuse to be defined by it. Despite the fear and trauma of facing cancer, they are no longer afraid to dance through life. If you’d like to know more about the dance sessions or would like to take part, then please contact Lottie Barnes at Lottie@arts.gg All classes are free of charge and take place on Friday evenings from 6pm -7pm at the Emma Ferbrache room at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. All ladies touched by any form of cancer (whether it be a diagnosis or bereavement) are welcome. The group has gone from strength to strength and the Guernsey Arts Commission are also looking to develop a group for men…so watch this space!

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BIANCA SWAN

My name is: Bianca Swan. My job is: a Fashion Stylist & Image Consultant. When did you first get creative: As long ago as I can remember . . .We had a super creative child minder who would help us make lots of fun things. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be a: Photographer

This month our artist profile is one with a difference. Bianca Swan. Born and raised in Guernsey, moved to London after finishing her photography degree at Bournemouth Arts Institute, she now works as a freelance stylist and image consultant between london and Guernsey. She began by interning at various fashion magazines such as Dazed and Confused and Marie Claire where she found her passion for styling. This led to work assisting several high profile fashion sylists. She works across editorial, e-commerce, music and commercial brands. Her list of clients includes Burberry, Company magazine, Lacoste, Marks and Spencer and us at gallery Guernsey! The images accompanying this interview (left) are from shoots that Bianca has worked on and of course she was also the stylist for this months fashion shoot for the magazine. Clockwise from top; Ellie Burton for Style Noir magazine Photography by Fabio Esposito www.fabioesposito.co.uk Burberry feature for WHERE London Magazine. Photography by Rachell Smith www.rachellsmith.com Editorial for Superior Magazine photography by Neil Francis Dawson www.neilfrancisdawson.com Francesca Belmonte for Hunger TV. Photography by Fabio Esposito http://www.fabioesposito.co.uk Karl Taylor Fashionscape DVD. Photography by Karl Taylor www.karltaylorphotography.co.uk

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My worst habit is: humming to fill awkward silences. . .it just makes the situation more awkward. My biggest inspiration is: My mum; a fantastic artist with endless encouragement. The celebrity that would play me in the film of my life would be: Felicity Jones. The song that best represents the soundtrack to my life is: Destiny’s Child “Survivor”. In 3 words I am: Loud, emphatic, compassionate If I was a superhero I would be: Mindy Macready. My greatest achievement is: Having my work published. My motto / mantra is: “When life gives you lemons say f**k the lemons”. I couldn’t live without: My husband and beagles. The advice I would give my 12 year old self is: Enjoy being young What inspired you to get into fashion I have always been passionate about fashion and photography but never knew about fashion styling as a career. After graduating with a BA in photography I move to London and began interning for various fashion magazines including Dazed & Confused, Marie Claire and Company. I quickly fell in love with styling. Which artists or creatives inspire your work: From a photography perspective I absolutely love the work of Guy Bourdin and Helmet Newton. My dream would be to shoot with Nick Knight. In terms of styling I admire the work of Jacob K and Joe McKenna, whom I have been fortunate enough to assist.

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How would you describe your style: Minimal with a strong focus on tailoring. Most favourite job to date: Probably when I was working at Rankin Photography as assistant stylist to Scott Clark. We were shooting a campaign with David Gandy. Working with a male supermodel is definitely a highlight. Tell us a bit about your work: I mainly work across editorial, commercial and music. I was assistant stylist to Rankin for two years which was a fantastic experience. I then moved to Burberry to work as a stylist at the in house studio which also led to visual merchandising work. I had the opportunity to work for Burberry setting up the show rooms in Paris, Milan and London. Memorable stories: I was working on the BBC documentary “Rankin: Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion” Rankin was creating his interpretation of the 1955 image of elegant Dovima with Elephants, Erin O’Connor was modelling. Seeing Erin O’Connor work and look so graceful interacting with the elephants was an incredible experience. What advice would you give to people trying to get into the industry: You have to be prepared to work long hours and give 110%. It’s vital to assist and learn your trade whether you want to be a photographer, stylist or makeup artist. And be nice, manners can go a long way. What does the future hold, do you have any exciting projects coming up that you can tell us about? In 2012 I launched my Personal Styling and Image Consultancy business which I am currently focusing on building clients both locally and in the UK. I am also working in London with a few new artists launching their Eps this year which I’m really excited about. It’s always great collaborating with musicians to create an image and see how it evolves. Media Details:

www.biancajswan.com info@biancajswan.com facebook.com/ BiancaJSwanFreelanceStylist Twitter:@BiancaJSwan

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BIG NAMES & SHORT STORIES GUERNSEY LITERARY FESTIVAL. 5-18 MAY. We're only a matter of weeks away from the 2014 Guernsey Literary Festival. They have recently announced their latest big name signing, Prime Suspect author Lynda La Plante.

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Guernsey’s School of popular menu offers a fully inclusive and bespoke service like no other tuition currently available in the Channel Islands. Where else can you learn Drums, Guitar, Piano;; and even how to sing? SOPM is all you will need to achieve your musical goals. As Friedrich Nietzsche once said - ‘Without music life would be a mistake’. We embrace the ethos of contemporary music by making it fun and hugely beneficial for the development of the student. Everybody is welcome with open arms. The School of Popular Music offers an exceptional experience for children and adults of all ages. So come and have some fun! The School of Popular Music offers ‘Saturday Sessions’ where children and young adults can meet fellow musicians of a similar age, learn different instruments and jam together;; eventually forming bands. Private lessons are available for over 10 different instruments, making sure that everyone is living up to their full potential. There will also be courses running throughout the year for the more experienced musicians such as advanced drum courses and jazz guitar! Founder of the school Tyler Edmonds said - ‘I think popular music is neglected here in Guernsey. I also believe that music needs to be fun to keep people interested. Don’t be intimidated by the name ‘school’. This is a place for everyone that loves music and wants to be a part of it. It’s a lot more than just learning an instrument. It’s perseverance, patience and willpower. When you learn about music you learn a whole lot more than just music.’ DON’T MISS OUT! YOU CAN REGISTER NOW AT WWW.SOPM.GG OR SEND A DIRECT MESSAGE TO HELLO@SOPM. GG. PLACES ARE FILLING UP FAST...

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The Town Centre Partnership is asking young musicians to sign up to showcase their talent at its Market Square gig series returns on 10 May and continues each Saturday lunchtime (12.15pm and 1.30 pm) until 27 September.

The return of the series has been made possible by sponsorship from Brooks Macdonald, for the third consecutive year. The events will once again run in conjunction with the Candie Garden concert series, held every Sunday (3-4pm) from 11 May to 28 September and made possible by Town Centre Partnership’s longstanding primary sponsor the Ana Leaf Foundation. Jack Honeybill, executive officer of the Town Centre Partnership said he was hoping to see some new acts coming forward to perform in Market Square and is looking forward to welcoming the wealth of young talent in the island. He wants to hear from any bands or solo artists that would like to perform in Market Square. ‘The events are a great way for Guernsey’s youth to showcase their work and help liven up St. Peter Port. Holding a total of 42 open air concerts throughout the busy summer period is a big undertaking and we are extremely grateful to both of our sponsors,’ he said. The events also coincide with the Town Carnival, which runs this year from 19 to 26 July.

The multi-BAFTA winner will speak about her work at an evening event at St James on the opening day of this year’s festival. La Plante has created some of the best-known crime dramas on television, including Widows, Trial and Retribution, Above Suspicion and Prime Suspect. Leading up to the festival there is the chance for aspiring young authors to have their short stories read by a worldwide audience as part of this year’s The Write Stuff competition. Technology sponsor JT is taking the annual competition a step further by creating an App for all winning and highly commended entries. The challenge of this year’s competition, now in its third year, is to place the dialogue: ‘Everything you have just told me is a complete and utter lie. Now tell me the truth and we might both live’ in the middle section of a maximum 300 word story. The competition is open to all Channel Island students in three age categories; primary; intermediate and secondary. An App, which is being created by JT, will enable the winning entries to be illustrated and presented in a digital format that can be shared among a wider audience through tablets, smartphones and Kindle readers.The competition launched back in February but there is still time to submit an entry as the closing date isn't until Tuesday 15 April. FULL DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION, PRIZES AND HOW TO ENTER IS FOUND ON WWW. WRITESTUFF.GG , ONLINE FROM WWW.TICKETSOURCE.CO.UK TICKET PRICES £10 FOR BIG NAME SPEAKERS AT NON-HUB EVENTS, £6 AT THE HUB AND £4 FOR UNDER-18S.

SO IF YOU'RE A YOUNG MUSICIAN AND WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM AT THE MARKET SQUARE EVENTS CAN CONTACT JACK HONEYBILL DIRECTLY BY EMAILING: JACKHONEYBILL@HOTMAIL.COM

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GALLERY FASHION APRIL 2014 Model: Juliet Gamble Photography: Renegade Photography Styling: Bianca Swan Hair: Nathan Richards @ Thomas&Wynne Makeup: Hannah Colley

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Jumper Salvation Army £2 Fred perry tennis skirt Red Cross £14.95

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With our theme of this Month’s issue being ‘Give’, we decided to go on the prowl around Mill Street and the Arcade for chic up-cycled items that showcase the best of Guernsey.... and beyond! 

Cute doorstop by Cashin Creations was sewn together in Guernsey reusing scraps of fabric.   LOVELYPOP £28.50

Guernsey Jug - We think your breakfast table will be looking pretty fancy with the addition of one of these Guernsey jugs. LOVELYPOP £35.

This board in the shape of a Guernsey map is a quirky and interesting find in a variety of sizes. LOVELYPOP £34

Honey Bee Brooch - up cycled from a wooden draughts piece, each bee is hand coloured so no two items will be exactly the same £14.40 ELEVEN

Mouth blown in Poland by skilled artisans using ancient glass blowing techniques. ELEVEN From £13.45 to £42.50

‘Dolly’ - Hannah at LOVELYPOP makes these one of a kind dolls by hand - she even does requests! £22

All the way from New York, these beautiful (and organic) designer throws are the definition of seaside chic ELEVEN £95

Eco-friendly Hug Rug from ELEVEN - made from rich pile cotton and recycled car tires, each rug comes with a five year guarantee £34.50


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1. New Look - £34.99 2. Asos - £14 3. New Look - £19 4. YMC @ Asos - £75 5. New Look - £4.99 6. M & S - £22.50 7. New Look - £9.99 8. New Look - £14.99 9. New Look - £12.99 10. River Island - £20 11. Burton - £25 12. River Island - £22 13. Asos (pack of 7) - £30 14. HYMN - £40 15. Burton - £14 16. New Look - £9.99 17. Nike @ Asos - £97

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26, Teacher Making the perfect transition into spring by layering tights with a light linen dress and tartan print blazer.

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16, Student Ellie’s ochre top really stands out against her monochrome print coat. Finished off perfectly with a statement handbag and shearling trimmed boots.

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Brains behind the BEAUTY...

KRISTY CIMESA words | Nichole Sweetsur

In the first of a new series of features that takes a peak behind the scenes of the beauty industry, Gallery meets Kristy Cimesa, founder of Elemental Herbology. The skincare brand has put using fair trade ingredients and sustainable farming at the heart of its business and supports the Phytotrade project in Africa. It’s dedicated to producing holistic skincare products, using natural actives and leaving out synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, sulphates, parabens and preservatives. Gallery caught up with Kristy and asked her about the brand’s big hearted approach to beauty…

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Gallery: What prompted you to create Elemental Herbology? KC: There was a great divide between high performance doctor brands and tactile and sensory natural skincare. I wanted to create a line brimming with nutrients and ‘performance efficient’ natural actives that also had a ‘feel good’ factor that emulated a home spa experience. Gallery: What was the first product you developed? KC: Cell Food was our first product and is still our best seller around the world. I think this one product completely embodies our whole core philosophy. It provides wonderful nutrition for the skin, is high performance but aromatherapeutic and beautiful to use. Gallery: Tell us more about how the brand gives back. KC: We support the responsible harvesting and production of all raw materials and work with projects that regenerate the environment and help local communities. For example, we work with Phytotrde in Africa, The Argan project in Morocco, purchase Sacha Inchi Oil through a sustainable community project in the Amazon Basin and we are a Green Palm member. Gallery: What’s PhytoTrade and why did you choose to support it? KC: PhytoTrade are a wonderful organisation supporting sustainable farming in the sub-Sahara region. We source Umbutut Bobab Oil and Kalahri Watermelon Seed Oil and Xemenia Oil through this organisation. As an example, women in Southern Africa can harvest seeds from the Baobab tree to produce an oil that we use in a number of our products. This increases their income, helping them to pay for healthcare and their children’s education. We maintain this sustainability by trading through PhytoTrade. Gallery: What is the Green Palm mark? KC: The production of palm oil is not always sustainable and the development of some plantations has resulted in the conversion of large areas of forest and threated the biodiversity of these ecosystems. GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme, which is designed to tackle the environmental and social problems created by the production of palm oil.

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Gallery: Closer to home, why ‘made in England’?

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KC: We wanted to support our local farming community and resources as much as possible and to ensure integrity of ingredients and supply chains. Gallery: What skills from your previous career did you bring to bear on your new role as founder of a skincare brand? KJ: My Traditional Chinese Medicine background was pivotal in our treatment and product development. But it’s also taken an enormous amount of energy, love and commitment. Elemental Herbology is my third child! Gallery: What are your favourite ‘must have’ products from the range? KC: I couldn’t live without Cell Food, our radiance and vitality skin serum; Cell Plumping, one of our moisturisers and an exfoliating mask called Facial Glow, plus Eye Elixir. I’m also using our new Harmonising Cleanse and in wintertime add I add our overnight cream - Facial Soufflé that provides instant hydration for dry skin. Gallery: Who else from the industry inspires you?   KC: The guys behind LeLabo inspire me for their wonderful and clever branding; Six Sense Spa and Hotel Group always impress me for their unwavering commitment to sustainable, ethical, beautiful and lifeaffirming treatments. I also admire Marcia Kilgore for being so smart! Gallery: Finally Kirsty, can you describe the brand in three words? KC: Nutritious, Indulgent and Holistic ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GUERNSEY AT PLAISIRS.

The Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial Kit is a trio of goodies that will meet your skin’s needs, whatever mood it’s in. Start with Facial Glow, a peel/ scrub hybrid that contains Jojoba Beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells whilst fruit enzymes brighten the skin. Then follow up with either a second mask - the purifying Facial Detox or finish by applying a generous layer of Facial Soufflé. Facial Detox will see off blocked pores and draw out impurities with the astringent Amazonian Clay and Oat Flour. The moisturiser is a typical Elemental Herbology treat – Rose Damask Oil, Macadamia, Jojoba and Argan Oils are natural but high performance ingredients. It’s skin bliss in a box. £30.00. Plaisirs. Patented active ingredients are at the heart of the Elemental Herbology brand and the Eye Elixir contains an impressive 10 patents, 20 actives and 6 bio-oils. The formula is light but you only need a small amount to nourish the eye area. It promises to firm, tighten and smooth the eye area and delivers results thanks to blue green algae, which is packed with amino acids; plus Peptides, Oak Apple that firms skin and Hematite to firm and stimulate collagen. For anyone interested in natural products but who wants to keep wrinkles at bay, this one is definitely worth a try. £43.00. Plaisirs.

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Spend a little, give a little. Words | Nichole Sweetsur

This month Gallery uncovers the caring side of our favourite feel-good products. Beauty is more than skin deep and many brands are giving back to communities around the globe with fair trade schemes and charity projects that make a difference every time you spend.

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Back in the eighties, the Body Shop blazed a fair trade trail through the industry with their use of ingredients that support community projects. Today, the brand currently has 25 fair trade partners around the world and they do so much more than just help small producers. Since 1994 they have raised over £4 million to help victims of domestic abuse, staff volunteering is one of their core values and

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staff members receive five volunteering days a year. The Body Shop Foundation supports animal protection, environmental protection and human rights and they’ve tackled a wide range of issues from sex trafficking to animal testing. The new scrumptious smelling limited edition Raspberry Collection launches this month and uses community fair trade honey from the UNESCO Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve. The ‘bee whisperers’ of Beza Mar in Ethiopia collect the honey and the beekeepers spend what they earn on their children’s education and healthcare. Raspberry Shower Gel. £4.00. Another brand with an impressive history of community minded business is Aveda. As well as their programme to save packaging from landfill they also help breast cancer charities and support a life-changing project in Nepal. Their annual commitment to Earth Month sees them launch a limited edition Light The Way Candle and give

100% of the retail price to the Global Greengrants Fund. They aim to raise $1.6 million for clean water projects around the world. Light The Way Candle. £16.00. Green People’s eco credentials are seriously good and they have recently linked up with the Marine Society to help tackle the problem of water contamination from UV filters in sunscreen. Research shows that an estimated 10,000 tons of UV filters are produced annually. On average, 25% of the sunscreen ingredients applied to skin end up in the water over the course of a 20-minute swim. Some of the ingredients in sun protection have a negative effect on aquatic life and Green People are championing organic sun lotion. In addition, Green People donate 30 pence from every sale of their organic Scent-Free SPF25 Sun Lotion to the Marine Society to help raise awareness of marine life issues. Scent-Free SPF25 Sun Lotion. £17.95.

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Beauty isn’t just about airbrushed celebrities or catwalk trends. It’s an industry that does have a heart and we as consumers can vote with our wallets and seek out those brands that give a little every time we spend a little.

Another natural brand, Organic Surge, has turned its attention to working with Africa’s most vulnerable children. The brand has even sent people from their own team to take a hands-on approach in troubled areas. They also sponsor the Baby Care Unit in the Kenya Children’s Home, Nairobi, which cares for 48 sick or abandoned children. Look out for their new Hot Cloth Cleanser, which launches in May. £12.50. Naked has a ‘giving gifts’ policy of supporting humanitarian and environmental charities including the Rainforest Foundation, Women’s Aid and the Woodland Trust. Like the Body Shop, Naked is a well-priced brand that has put ethical trading and giving back at the heart of its company values. Gallery loves their best selling Naked Little Miracle Leavein Conditioner, which protects hair from heated styling tools and smells delish! £4.99

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It’s not just the organic and natural brands that have a heart. In 1992 Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder launched The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Over 70 countries participate and after 21 years it’s stronger than ever. The focus is on education and research and the pink ribbon has become a global symbol in the fight against breast cancer. October will see special products on sale with a portion of proceeds funding their on-going work. Boots Extracts collection of bath and body goodies was created with fair trade in mind and uses ingredients from around the world. Numerous community projects are supported from Chile to Burkina Faso in

Africa. The Honey Body Butter will see off dry winter skin and contains fairtrade honey from South America. £8.00. Whilst it’s not available on the island, no round up of charitable beauty brands would be complete without mentioning MAC. The brand set up their Aids Fund in 1994 to serve people of all races who are affected by the disease. The whole selling price of their VIVA GLAM lipsticks goes to the Aids Fund and the brand is best-known for it’s celebrity support. The current shades are a must for lovers of red lippie and the campaign features Rihanna. VIVA GLAM Lipstick. £15.00. So, there it is. Beauty isn’t just about airbrushed celebrities or catwalk trends. It’s an industry that does have a heart and we as consumers can vote with our wallets and seek out those brands that give a little every time we spend a little.

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Dingly Dell? This month Guernsey was graced with a Dingly Dell Flying Visit – and no that’s not the latest Telly Tubby, but actually a foodie event focused on animal welfare, delicious food from top chefs and lots of pork. Oink!

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The evening was hosted by our very own Tony Leck at his latest venture The Pavilion, with the kitchen packed full of talent from all over the Island as well as the UK, including the Michelin starred Mark Poynton from Alimentum. Enjoy 7 courses of pork? Pigs might fly. Flying Visits… see where I’m going with this. Sorry I could not resist. Dingly Dell is a pig farm near the beautiful Deben Valley of Suffolk owned by brothers Mark and Paul Hayward. Mark opened the evening by explaining his happy pig philosophy and the secret of their meat’s award-winning flavour.

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The farm have worked with the RSPCA’s Freedom Foods for over 15 years and are one of their few ‘Ambassador Farms’. The scheme aims to ensure the welfare of animals from birth to slaughter, and is currently celebrating it’s 20th year. The Flying Visits have been a huge success up and down mainland UK, raising money for charity as well as educating butchers, restaurateurs and chefs on their standards and philosophy. So far they have raised over £40,000 for various charities. The recipient is decided by the host of the evening, in this instance Tony Leck aptly invited our beloved GSPCA to benefit. Before dining Shane Burrows, a Suffolk butcher for Direct Meats, gave us an enlightening demonstration on how to cut an entire side of pork, a 100kg live weight sow. With a hacksaw and a knife sharp enough to cut through thick skin as if it were butter he talked us through the various cuts of pork and how to get the best out of them in the kitchen, whilst farmer Mark Hayward explained that at the farm

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they are ‘tasked on taste rather than price driven.’ At which point I was surprisingly desperate to try some pork for myself! The stand out dishes of the night for me where the crispy, soft, gooey layers of Davide Brehaut’s (Pavilion) Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg, and much to my surprise the Pig’s Head Fritters which were perfectly balanced by chef Eric Snaith (Titchwell Manor) with Fermented Cauliflower, Miso Satay and Yoghurt to expertly cut through the fatty, saltiness of the Pig’s Head. Now I’m not usually a big fan of Belly Pork, but Tony Leck’s interpretation with Local Scallops, Guernsey Black Pudding, Roquette Cider and Pea Shoot Salad is going to strike a cord with any local diner. By now we were 4 courses deep with a slight meat-glow developing, but with the differentiation between the textures on the plate and the sweetness of the scallop it still managed to captivate the attention of it’s audience. I think we hit the jackpot with our seating as we shared a table with Carole Stewart the PR Director for Freedom Foods and allround food lover, Tim Coates with his head chef from Fermain Valley, 3 butchers from Direct Meats and Bob Waller, Agricultural Manager at Freedom Foods. There is nothing like a bit of foodie banter. To swap opinions, tips and ideas about food whilst eating well and drinking well is a true delight like no other. We were promised a night of ‘guys being creative with pork’ and with the evening rounded off by Pork Sherbet and Smoked Chocolate Pork Quavers that was certainly what was delivered. What’s more, in addition to all of the lovely pork, the educational elements and the passion with which the producers and butchers spoke provided an added depth to the evening, leaving us diners with a sweet, porky taste of goodness in our mouths.

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“What we do is about respecting the food you are eating. Happy pigs and great flavour go hand in hand and Dingley Dell Pork is all about taste and welfare.”

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tout Peas. Delicately presented and light out is a pleasure, a this is the perfect dish for the Dining fish-loving while we treat ourselves to health conscious. The Halloumi & Grilled Vegetable Tower was also delicious, But there’s always a way although I will take any chance to eat dining experiences. We Halloumi I can! Also on the Spring Menu or, if is a Sirloin Steak, Pork Fillet and Stir Fry – extremely reasonable for the promotion price.

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Select Spring wines have been chosen to complement the menu and will make a special addition to any evening out. We rounded off our meal with a classic Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream to share and a cheeky glass of Concha Y Toro Melot each.

VIEW FROM THE TOP The Crows Nest provides a bird’s eye perspective over arguably one of the best views of Guernsey. Perched high above our Island’s waterfront promenade one can take in the entire St Peter Port Harbour, including the magnificent Castle Cornet.

The Crow’s Nest provides the perfect location for a quiet dinner followed by a night out sampling St Peter Port’s nightlife, or for a more civilized evening parking can be found directly opposite. We chose the latter, descending from our cosy seaside nest with full bellies and a definite ‘spring’ in our step.

If you are a visitor to the Island or have guests, a visit to ‘the nest’ is a must! I recommend arriving just before sunset to enjoy a classic Gin and Tonic whilst watching the best of Guernsey fade into black.

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The restaurant itself reflects the harbour’s nautical theme throughout the interior with an array of quaint seaside paraphernalia creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Dining is informal with an extensive menu catering for an array of tastes from around the world as well as brasserie style classics. And of course there is a substantial fish section too! This month the Liberation Group are running a Spring Menu promotion in each of their establishments, including The Crow’s Nest, featuring a great choice of dishes and enticingly costing only £13.50 for 2 courses or £16.50 for all 3.

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We tried a couple of dishes to start with including a delightful Duck & Orange Pate with Red Onion Chutney and Pan-Fried Calamari with Ginger & Garlic Butter. The Calamari was refreshingly not battered meaning that we got to actually taste the expertly cooked flesh of the squid rather than endure a mouthful of deep fried bred crumbs. Devine!

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foyer which is like walking into a world similar to that of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ where you are greeted by a chequerboard floor, an abundance of mirrors and magnificent chandeliers; it really is out of this world. Their recent refurbishment has certainly been well executed and the attention to detail is noticeable in every area of the hotel. We met with Andrew Chantrell, General Manager of The Duke of Richmond and their sister hotel The OGH, to talk about the hotel’s fantastic food offering, stunning décor and their CSR activities, this is our GIVE issue after all. Whilst taking us on a tour of the hotel we chatted about just a few of the amazing initiatives the team at The Duke of Richmond are involved in which vary from their ‘£1 on bills’ donation scheme, giving guests staying at the hotel the option of adding £1 to their final bill which is matched £1 for £1 by the hotel, the proceeds of which will this year go to Les Bourgs Hospice, their chosen charity. Andrew explained “The staff

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are encouraged to participate in a variety of different activities within the local community, whether that be entering a team in The Cheshire Home’s ‘It’s a Knockout challenge’, the bike ride for the Sarah Groves Memorial Fund or hosting a number of different charitable events in the hotel itself.” If you haven’t done so already then book yourselves a table in the The Leopard Bar and Restaurant, although booking isn’t essential it is advisable! The modern and glamorous setting is accompanied by an enticing menu which includes a selection of hearty, homely and imaginative dishes, prepared with panache – as you will see through the wall, yes that’s right, there is a glass wall allowing you to watch the chefs at work! The menu is the joint initiative of both the Head Chef and Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection who has a particular passion for food which can be seen throughout all of the dishes. “Mrs Tollman has written a book called ‘A Life in Food’ and many of the dishes included on the menu are taken from this. She has a real love and passion for food. We always source the finest ingredients, local wherever possible and work with suppliers such as Fresh Guernsey Herbs. Our Specials Board always features dishes that use locally sourced fish and shellfish, which you’d expect here in Guernsey.” The chic Leopard bar, with its mix of bold stripes and leopard skin fabrics, is a relaxing and stunning setting and the perfect place to sip on an early evening cocktail, a local beer or any liquor that takes your fancy. In fact throughout this month you can learn the best method of making Vodka based cocktails in their

Cocktail Master Class. You can choose the ingredients for your own special cocktail, they’ll throw in the expertise and bar nibbles and the best one will win the prize of another cocktail, at just £15 per person, what’s not to like? Classes can be booked by emailing Orlando, he’s the man behind the flaming cocktails, orlandoabreu@ dukeofrichmond.com Or why not take Afternoon Tea? Three sumptuous tiers of freshly baked goodies and sandwiches are accompanied by a wide range of tea and infusions. We recommend you make time in your diary for this, as it’s an experience that shouldn’t be rushed, every mouthful is an absolute delight. Throughout April you can experience the deliciously indulgent Chocolate Afternoon Tea - full of tempting treats including mini chocolate Easter eggs to satisfy those with a sweet tooth! £16.50 per person or if you’re feeling extra specially indulgent why not add a glass of Champagne, £21.50 per person.

The chic Leopard bar, with its mix of bold stripes and leopard skin fabrics, is a relaxing and stunning setting and the perfect place to sip on an early evening cocktail, a local beer or any liquor that takes your fancy.

Leading off the fabulous conservatory, an ideal place to sit and enjoy the view whatever the weather is their exceptional terrace area, which comes alive as soon as the sun shines. With views over Candie Gardens to Little Russell and Sark you’ll have plenty to entertain you whilst you’re waiting to enjoy, lunch, dinner or a sundowner. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the summer, of particular note are their BBQ’s on The Terrace! The Leopard Bar and Restaurant really does offer something for everyone, excellent service, beautiful surroundings and fantastic food and drinks menus, whether it’s a night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two you’ll not be disappointed.

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Buon Appetito! The Italian cuisine is considered as a prime example for a ‘perfecto’ cuisine, and is imitated all over the world. The Italian cuisine is one of the most varied cuisines. Italy was unified in 1861, and the Italian cuisine was reflected by the cultural variety of the regions in Italy and by the Italian history, which was influenced from Greek, Roman, Norman and Arab civilizations. There are therefore many regional differences in the Italian cuisine. Napoli is considered as the home of pizza and mozzarella and in Rome the pizzas are very thin like crackers, and Neapolitan and Sicilian pizzas are thicker than their counterparts. The Northern Italian dishes are influenced by French cooking, because of the proximity of the French border. Emilia-Romagna is the number one with wheat production in Italy, and is also known for their stuffed pasta, such as tortellini. The Southern Italian cuisine uses a larger amount of tomatoes, such as in the perfect family supper Chicken Cacciatore. When Sueco advertised a number of demonstration nights for members of the public to come and witness firsthand some classic Italian dishes being prepared they were overwhelmed with the response. For the past few weeks, members of the public have been visiting the Sueco kitchens on a Tuesday night to watch the chefs prepare hand made pizzas, (including the tossing of the pizza dough in the air!!), fresh egg pasta and homemade tortellini and a great idea for a healthy Italian themed family supper! All of this food can be sampled and washed down with a glass of wine selected by Bucktrouts sommelier to compliment the food on offer! The recipes are all supplied for you to go home and recreate in the privacy of your own home!

Recipe: Perfecting a pizza dough

Method Make the dough: mix the flour, yeast and salt together in a large mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil and milk. Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough. Turn the dough out on to a floured work surface and knead for about five minutes, until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for about 1½ hours, until doubled in size. When the dough has risen, knock it back, then knead again until smooth, roll into a ball and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour until risen again. Preheat the oven to its highest setting. Divide the dough into six balls and roll each out onto a lightly floured work surface until 20cm/8in in diameter.

Pizza dough base Preparation time; over 2 hours Cooking time no cooking required Makes 6 x 8 inch pizza bases Ingredients For the dough 650g/1lb 5oz Italian 00 flour (strong white flour) 7g sachet of easy-blend yeast 2 tsp salt 25ml/1fl oz olive oil 50ml/2fl oz warm milk 325ml/11fl oz warm water

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Spread a little passata (or homemade tomato sauce) over each pizza base and top with your favourite toppings. Bake the pizzas in the oven until the bases are crisp and golden-brown around the edges and any cheese on the topping has melted. Chefs Tips Using ‘00’ flour to give the base a lighter, crisper texture. You can freeze the dough after step 3. Divide into 6 balls and wrap each one in cling film. Defrost overnight in the fridge before proceeding with the recipe.

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TRINITY COTTAGE £625,000

This attractive granite cottage is situated in a highly desirable part of rural St. Saviour within a short walk of the Reservoir and West coast beaches. Occupying a plot of 0.3 acres, the property offers parking for several cars and a South facing rear garden. The accommodation has recently under gone refurbishment and is perfectly habitable, however offers great scope for further development, if so desired. Living Room - 01481 233008

VALE £560,000

This large 3 bedroom home is located within close proximity to Rousse, is perfect for family living and has been finished to a high specification throughout.  The ground floor provides a large open plan dining/lounge area which opens onto a modern fully fitted kitchen.  An enclosed garden/outdoor dining space can be accessed from the kitchen via patio doors.  The first floor provides two bedrooms and a stylish 3-piece tiled family bathroom.  The top floor provides a stunning private master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.  The houses benefits from plenty of light throughout and rural views over surrounding fields. Wiltshire Property – 01481 723919

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ST PETER PORT ÂŁ899,000

Hautlieu is an imposing Town property that has retained many features typical of a Victorian house including high ceilings and original fireplaces. In recent years the property has been extended and upgraded so that the living space is spacious and easy to maintain. The property offers up to six bedrooms, a sunny rear garden and parking for 3 / 4 cars. Hautlieu is a prestigious house within a short walk of Town and nearby schools with plenty of space to accommodate a growing family. Entrance porch, entrance hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, utility, wc, conservatory, master with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom, 3 further double bedrooms, 2nd utility room, study. Garden and parking Inspired EstateAgents 01481726599

COURTIL JEAN ÂŁ1,075,000

A stylishly renovated character home and adjoining wing offering great flexibility in a convenient location close to the wide open spaces of Saumarez Park and Cobo beach. Courtil Jean has been substantially improved by the current owners and is offered for sale in immaculate condition throughout. Arranged over three floors, the main house comprises superb, notably light reception rooms, together with country kitchen featuring a vaulted ceiling and four bedrooms (one en-suite). The self-contained two-storey wing adds a further kitchen, sitting/ dining room, bedroom and bathroom, but could easily be integrated back into the main dwelling, if so desired. NB: Permission has been passed for gates on the S.E parking area, which will be built before sale. Living Room - 01481 233008

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on site for 18 months, was dismantled at the

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every apartment. One, St Julian’s Avenue is situated in the

One, St Julian’s Avenue in the final stage construction The former Vauxlaurens Brewery site, once completed, will house 29 luxury one, two and three-bedroom Local Market apartments and 3 Open Market penthouses offering spectacular views over the islands. Rihoy & Son, as main contractor, is currently working on the internal fit out which forms the majority of the landmark development’s final phase.

The project has made good use of an un-

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able General Store opened its doors at 23 Commercial Arcade on the 1st March, making a very welcome addition to the collection of independent shops in St Peter Port. Run by Ginny Morgan and Charlotte Barnes, Table General Store is a stylish and vibrant space that would not look out of place in any of the hip cities the ladies have gathered their products from: Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, London, New York and more.

Filled with timeless and utilitarian things for life and home, this is an international shop with many exclusive brands as well as plans for local collaborations. “We have a couple of projects already underway and we hope to have the first editions in the shop this summer.” explains Ginny. “We will always supply our foundation brands such as Pillyvuyt, Redecker and Falcon Enamelware but we will also be adding new brands as well as our own designs to keep things fresh”. The pair originally trained as illustrators and they have brought their creativity into the shop itself as well as the products they are filling it with. “We want the space to be inspiring and welcoming so that people feel comfortable browsing and come away with ideas for their own homes.” says Charlotte. Ginny and Charlotte began hatching plans for the shop whilst on a family holiday last August but knew it all hinged on finding the right location. When they discovered that 23 Commercial Arcade was still available, they knew is was meant to be. “It had been empty for 18 years as if it was waiting for us to be ready!” says Ginny. “People seem as pleased as us to see it full of life again.”

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Built in the 1830s, the shop has housed all kinds of things over the years ~ from a milliner’s to a music library ~ and whilst it was being refurbished, Ginny and Charlotte hung labels in the windows listing all the businesses it had been. As they worked away inside, they could hear people reading the labels to each other and it really captured people's imaginations - it certainly caught our eye at Gallery.

It had been empty for 18 years as if it was waiting for us to be ready!” says Ginny. “People seem as pleased as us to see it full of life again.

The shop front is stunning with scalloped window frames that have been stripped back to reveal intricate carvings, and these curves are echoed inside through the fireplace and gateway to downstairs. The colour scheme of white, pale grey, charcoal and navy creates a pared down and classic feel, and the French-style shop counter adds a sense of propriety and service, which is key to Table’s ethos. “We want our customers to feel valued when they shop with us”, says Charlotte “and for them to appreciate the lengths we have gone to source wonderful things. All our brands have great stories behind them regarding sustainability, authenticity and quality, and we enjoy passing these on”. There is something at once modern and traditional about Table General Store ~ contemporary and cool products with good oldfashioned service. We think that’s a winning combination. For a sneak peek, visit www.tablegeneralstore.co.uk

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uying a home is always a significant event for anyone and, whether a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner, there are always key decisions to make. At present, in a period of abnormally low interest rates combined with the likelihood that rates will eventually rise, the choice of mortgage scheme is a major consideration. There are a number of options available to those seeking a mortgage. Currently there is a significant volume of customers who have selected a mortgage rate fixed for five years on the assumption that interest rates are set to increase soon. Customers, however, should not rule out tracker rates which take advantage of the low rates now available. In addition, and importantly for those who want to keep options available for fixing in the future, after three months our tracker rates allow customers to move to the equivalent fixed rate for the remainder of the product term. While the product fees that are chargeable on some of our fixed rates would apply, customers may recover these fees and even reduce overall borrowing costs from the savings made compared to staying on the tracker rate if interest rates rise sufficiently. Alternatively, customers can opt for some of the loan on a fixed rate and some on a tracker if they want to hedge their bets.

A starting point for anyone considering a house purchase is a discussion with our mortgage specialists who can lay out all the options for the customer and explain the schemes including how the tracker, fixed rate and variable rate mortgages work, how mortgage repayments are calculated and what options are available to swap between one product and another. They will look at the unique circumstances of the customer such as their deposit, employment and salary and explore what they can realistically afford to repay on a monthly basis. Once a meeting has been held with a member of the NatWest mortgage team and an application processed, customers can expect an answer in principle about whether the mortgage will be granted within two weeks, so people can immediately concentrate their minds on the finding of a suitable property in the price range agreed. Our mortgage team is there to help throughout the home buying process, even before you start to look, to the completion day and beyond. They will also discuss insurance that is required and will assist with the schemes and options available designed to protect the home should unforeseen circumstances prevent the mortgage holder from meeting the regular payments. The needs of every customer are inevitably different but in our examples below, readers may recognise their own circumstances.

At present, in a period of abnormally low interest rates combined with the likelihood that rates will eventually rise, the choice of mortgage scheme is a major consideration.

“We wanted to buy our first property together and I already owned a three bedroom town property which I needed to sell first. I approached NatWest where I am an existing mortgage customer to see if I could trade up with my partner. The bank arranged to amalgamate the two mortgages that I already had and, with my partner, we were able to obtain a joint mortgage to enable us to buy the larger property we had our hearts set on. The property cost more than £600,000 and we were able to borrow £440,000. With the help of the senior mortgage manager at NatWest who answered all our questions and set out all the options that were available to us, we were able to buy our 'dream' home.”

40-year old Amanda is a self-employed entrepreneur who wanted to invest in a buy-to-let property; “I wanted to purchase a second property as an investment so I could let it out for rental purposes. My NatWest mortgage representative was brilliant and offered me the product which best suited my needs. For me the most important role the bank played was in updating me step by step as we went through the process.”

Peter, a homeowner looking to downsize in his retirement and buy a newer property; Peter owned a detached bungalow with a considerable amount of land. The

objective was to acquire a newer property which had less land and which would be easier to maintain during his retirement. Peter explains: ‘The Bank understood our requirements from the outset, organised various mortgage and insurance options for us to select from and once we chose the best mortgage and insurance offers for us they were set up quickly with no hassle. One part of our move that was stress free!’ *Clients’ names have been changed to respect privacy.

Owen Lee is Relationship Manager, Premium Banking & Retail Mortgages at NatWest Guernsey

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h well in five years time we could be walking round a zoo with the sun shining down over me and you… and we’ll be laughing about how we used to smoke all those stupid little cigarettes and drink stupid wine coz that’s what we needed to have a good time’ folk pop sensations ‘Noah and the Whale’ once uttered profoundly. Well if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is introduced in five year’s time, and my petition to get the Bird Zoo reinstated is accepted, Guernseymen could well be walking around a zoo - and those cigarettes and wine along with everything else we quaff on a daily basis could too become mere relics of our indulgent past. Perhaps the dulcet tone of the ukulele in that song has got me feeling a little sentimental, but there’s no doubt there’ll be some sort of effect on consumers and retailers in five year’s time if GST is introduced, besides the obligatory embittered nature and physical degradation that time bestows on us all anyway. GST seems to be everyone’s least favourite acronym at the moment, after ‘YOLO’ and ‘R Kelly’, but what is it about these three little letters that’s having local purveyors of goods feeling so...bad? What’s being proposed is a 5% tax on goods, levied on the consumer, the reason it’s being considered is that at the moment we rely on 73% of our public revenue to come from personal income tax. So basically if a good proportion of us stops earning this could become a bit of an issue. It would be like if you were one of those people for which curly fries make up 73% of your diet living during the potato famine. Taxes are inevitable and they are also a good thing. They ultimately serve to benefit your community as a whole. Even that guy who used to bully you at school has to pay his taxes so you might want to think about deliberately incarcerating yourself in our tax paid prison seeing as he’s footing the bill, sucker. Other forms of taxation on island have been suggested such as paid parking, but if the money all ends up coming out of our pockets anyway, why bother distributing it out into different sectors? It’s all fairly cyclical and confusing, if people are forced to pay parking they might start walking more which will either mean less people

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‘No Sir, I’m afraid that’s not the full price...’ get fat and have heart attacks, or more people will get run over because they’re listening to their ipods. Maybe this in turn goes some way to explaining the logic behind the GST. There’s not a lot you can predict aside from the fact that people will always need to buy goods and to have people to buy those goods from. Unless people just stopped. It’s been such a long time since people grew their own vegetables that most people would get Tony Robinson over if they saw a carrot in the ground. The main issue is that the tax could see a drop in sales of so called ‘luxury’ goods like decorative crystals and leg warmers, but in all seriousness we want variety on our high street and we want to economy to thrive so the more we earn and spend the more money goes into the business owner’s pockets which in turn goes back into the community. The high street in general isn’t in a great state at the moment with the popularity of online shopping and for Guernsey business owners the added price of ridiculous rent and freight costs. So why are the powers that be deciding all of a sudden to lay pressure on the salesmen? As the tomato and tourism businesses began to falter so it was that the finance district was born and a generation of Burton’s Menswear clad professionals became a common sight in Boots and M&S every lunchtime. As the district serves as the main employer on the island at the moment, it may be safe to say that the new focus on GST is a result of fears for the stability of the sector, this may or may not be in turn linked to the decline of Burton’s Menswear outlets nationwide.

Without the retail sector our streets could conceivably become ghost towns and our finance workers will have absolutely nothing to wear for drinks at POW afterwards. We’re already resisting the allure of ASDA, Tesco and Sainsbury’s which should help preserve the high street in some way, but if even this isn’t helping business owners, can they afford to take a further blow? One town in Wales, Hay-on-Wye (not to be confused with Bukowski’s ‘Ham on Rye’) has kept the supermarkets out and kept the business in by specialising in one area of retail in particular. The sleepy market town has been dubbed “town of books” with a large amount of second hand bookshops and not a lot else, so it probably is a good place to pick up ‘Ham on Rye’. The town’s retail sector is thriving and they’ve never opened a supermarket there. Maybe rather than resisting the GST we become an island attracting people the world over who look to buy a specific item - I vote that item be sequined hotpants. The tax is already in place in Jersey and they look to be doing quite alright, if fried chicken outlets and water slides are a measurement of success, and I think we can all agree that yes they are. The fear for business owners specifically is that the hike in prices will drive more people to shop online, I would suggest that this sounds like good news for the postmen who otherwise would spend their days delivering birthday cards, so maybe there’ll be some kind of turf war between posties and shop owners? In actual fact though there are reports that the GST in Jersey has meant that political focus has shifted away from the importance

of employment rates on the island. But the fact that people are annoyed about that shatters some childhood dreams, it makes me think that my careers advisers weren’t really interested in my future as an archaeologist, and instead just wanted me to succeed so that they could fleece me for more taxes. It’s understandable that people will always begrudge losing out on their hard earned money, especially if they feel that they don’t get any immediate return but see an immediate decline in the sales they’re fighting so hard to retain in the first place. That’s an issue many of us have to grapple with in our daily lives, if I give something away today, how do I know I’ll get something back tomorrow? And is that really the way to look at it? Lady Godiva apparently once convinced her husband to reduce tax rates in Coventry by riding nude through the streets, as long as everyone promised not to look - the tease. We can only hope that some Lady Godiva figure steps forward and offers to ride through Smith Street in nothing but her socks on a donkey, in the hope that she too will dissuade the introduction of GST. We should probably start looking for a likely candidate at the next Roquaine Regatta. But until then it looks as if whoever we are; shop owner, postie or Burton’s Menswear certified LAD, we’re all going to have to foot the bill for public services somehow. And anyway, not paying taxes has a bad rep, you don’t want to be looked upon as scrounging layabouts who serve no tangible purpose, like Jimmy Carr or the Royal Family…

“It’s understandable that people will always begrudge losing out on their hard earned money, especially if they feel that they don’t get any immediate return.”

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Edna Moreno

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Its about planning parties, occasions and celebrations for Edna Well, it is for us all right? Edna tells us she lives for the opportunity to make peoples life easier by organising all the elements for their future celebrations, envisaging someone’s own ideas and inspirations and turning them into a reality. What inspired you to start your own business? I love parties! The building up of a party, from the moment you start planning until the moment at which the party actually happens, enables my mind to focus completely and make that party or occasion a success. I’m also a peoples person I like to socialise, meeting new and interesting people so I guess I’m on the right industry. The fact that I love to research and travelling makes it a bonus for my inspirations to arise.

to then explain to all the sales team that the venue is a adult themed museum in the middle of the city. Well... it was most difficult and somewhat embarrassing for all involved.

What did you do prior to starting the business? I worked in London in the tourism, and events industry for most of my adult life. And right now just before the business I’m a mum to 3 kids, my eldest is 5 and twins who are 2.

Memorable stories? There have been quite a few in my life so far but I guess I would have to say my children child birth. And any lasting memories of my childhood in Africa with my mother. She passed away when I was very young.

What did you learn from that experience? That I have to prioritise time and have great organisational skills. What are the toughest things you have overcome since starting your own business? Making time for the family. You need to learn how to balance your time and prioritise the mum and the business woman and be two different people in one. Do you have any humorous tales from your time in the events world? Organising an event in London’s Leicester Square for a new tourist attraction, only

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What is the most important element to your presentation? Myself, because you represent your company and you are the image in my case. Favourite piece of kit? My lip mosturizer

Who/what inspires you? I have more than one person but there is a lady who’s also a party planner who gives me inspiration. She is from Brazil and anything she does is an inspiration to me. I call her the goddess of party planning her name is Andrea Manzi Produz. What are your plans for the future? Continue to work on the growth of the business and be happy, a happy person always works better.

FAQs Born: 30 of August 1981Angola, Luanda School: Thames Valley University London First job: Macdonalds Age 17 First car: Ford Fiesta gold colour, an old banger Book: I cant quite remember but I do love the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series Music: My country music we call it Zouk Film: Not one in particular but I do like tear jerker movies Gadget: iPhone I guess I cant live without one now Hobbies: Travelling, exercise (I’m a fanatic) including my favourite - running. I love to research and I guess I’m a bit of a shopaholic... Net- A- Porter is the best fashion retail ever Last holiday: New York Enjoys: Living life like no ones knows Marital status: Married

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES? There are myriad of options to fulfil your business communication objectives. Gallery’s is not a business magazine but our progressive readership is the business for people who know about more than just business. If you’d like to communicate with them give Charlie a call on 01481 711100

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Aiming for the core of Apple with ‘Think different’ campaign

The Channel Islands’ most progressive marketing communications agency, Oi, has sent an imaginative direct mail piece to the Board of Apple encouraging them to run another ‘Think different’ advertising campaign. Many people will remember Apple’s 1997 ‘Think different’ advertising campaign, especially the ‘Crazy Ones’, which were one-minute television commercials featuring blackand-white footage of seventeen iconic 20th century personalities - Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. Another early example of Apple’s ‘Think different’ advertising was in 1998, months before taking the colours out of the logo, where a commercial aired with a snail carrying an Intel Pentium II chip on its back moving slowly, as the Power Macintosh G3 claimed that it was twice as fast as Intel’s Pentium II Processor. The team at Oi felt Apple needed to bring back a strong brand positioning campaign, so decided to create a direct mail piece to send to the Board of Apple – to see if they would take note. They sourced 8 of the original RAM chips used in the Apple I computer, then instructed a specialist company to produce large, square glass paper weights – each with one of the chips suspended inside. The agency had the Apple logo engraved on it with the words ‘Think different’ below.


The Oi team, headed by Senior Creative James Carter and including Managing Director Peter Grange (pictured above), then designed a white, matt laminated box packaging (the same as Apple packaging) with the Apple logo embossed in silver and the words ‘iRemember’ below. This housed the glass paperweight and went inside a white padded package. Labels were attached with the names and addresses of Apple’s Board including CEO Tim Cook, President of Design Sir Jonathan Ive, Al Gore Chairman of the Board as well as the Marketing Director.

‘We have a strong view on this and wanted to see if we could share our thoughts using a smart thinking direct marketing campaign,’ said Peter Grange, Oi Managing Director. The leaflet inside the packaging, designed to mirror the current Apple welcome/ instruction guides is personalised for each team member. The message to Tim Cook reads as follows... iRemember 1997. The square pegs. The round holes. Apple’s first ‘Think different’ advertising campaign was bold, brave and A DV E RT I S I N G

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empowered people. It was a masterpiece in showing how challenger brands should behave. It changed everything. Design is beautiful but we believe people who now buy Apple products also love how you think differently to other technology companies to provide a unique, interconnected-digital-ecosystem. A creative, beautifully designed, innovative eco-system that provides people with endless possibilities and opportunities. Your marketing campaigns have become very product focused and we believe it is time for another great Apple brand positioning campaign. A campaign that reinforces your founding philosophy and helps you move away from the ongoing marketing battles with competitors over design, price and patent activity. We believe it is time to tell the world about the core of Apple. The ‘Think different’ advertising campaign idea could show the world why Apple really is different and use your URL thinkdifferent.com to reinforce how with Apple you can have a more fulfilling life. You can embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. Once you experience an Apple, you’ll never be the same again.

‘Hopefully our thinking will get to the influencers and decision makers at Apple. Maybe they’ll take note. Maybe they won’t. Time will tell. It’s been fun working on the mini-campaign. And if people are reading this then we’ve got some good PR in doing so,’ added Mr Grange. Need help with a direct marketing or advertising campaign, contact Oi in Jersey on 01534 888186 or Guernsey on 01481 716606.

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BUSINESS SHORTS energy efficiency of their homes with the interactive energy efficiency page which includes tips and advice for running a greener, cheaper household. The new website has been designed and built by local companies Hamilton Brooke and Blix. BARCLAYS WEALTH & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT WIN TWO EUROMONEY AWARDS

BETLEY WHITEHORNE AND IMAGE GROUP MERGER Two of the longest established marketing and advertising agencies, Betley Whitehorne and Image Group, have announced their merger to form the largest pan-Channel Islands full-service creative agency, Betley Whitehorne Image. The new business, which will be known as BWI, is headed up by Chris Betley and Piet Whitehorne. Andrew Lewis will continue to manage BWI’s Jersey office. Also included in the merger is Image Group’s Gibraltar office. Established in 2012, it is rapidly developing a range of clients in the financial, hospitality and e-commerce sectors, many of whom also do business in the Channel Islands. Chris Betley, Managing Director and Piet Whitehorne, Creative Director of BWI said: We’re absolutely delighted that two dynamic and innovative creative agencies have decided to pool resources and combine to make an incredibly strong and forward-thinking agency. By joining our two companies together, we have created a truly outstanding team of people with specialities in all parts of the creative mix.’ GUERNSEY ELECTRICITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE Guernsey Electricity has launched a new fully interactive and responsive website www.electricity.gg. The website, has a modern design promises to be easy to navigate, has a number of new features including a detailed company history timeline, up-to-date information on emergency works and road closures, and details of the company’s charity and community activities. It also includes an updated section which gives customers the option to view their statements online, pay their bills and submit meter readings. Customers will also be able to check the

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Barclays Wealth and Investment Management has won the award for Guernsey Super Affluent Net-Worth-Specific Services and is joint winner of the Guernsey Corporate Advisory For Private Banking Clients Award in this year’s Euromoney Private Banking awards, we’re hoping something this prestigious will mean they’ve been awarded a platinum plated narwhal horn to keep in their trophy cupboard. The awards recognise the work undertaken by Barclays in the past year for its highnet-worth clients as well as in a corporate advisory capacity and are based on Euromoney’s annual Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey which is completed by private banking professionals around the world. In addition, Barclays has retained its place in the global list of top private banks and is now ranked in 10th place for best private banking services overall. The bank was also ranked 6th for bespoke wealth planning, 9th for range of advisory services and 10th for range of investment products. The Euromoney Private Banking Awards recognise the best performers out of the world’s private banks in the past year. LEGIS GROUP’S PAUL O’NEILL SHORTLISTED FOR ‘RISING STAR’ AWARD Paul O’Neill, director and co-founder of Legis Tax Services Limited, has been shortlisted in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the WealthBriefing European Awards 2014. Now in its second year, the WealthBriefing European Awards showcases the ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities. This year’s awards celebrate those companies and individuals that have, according to a specially convened judging panel, demonstrated ‘innovation and excellence achieved in 2013’. The ‘Rising Star’ award acknowledges individuals who have shown the promise to develop into a truly outstanding industry leader. Final results will be announced at a gala awards dinner at The Guildhall, City of London on 15 May.

GUERNSEY RETAINS TITLE AS EUROPE’S BEST CAPTIVE DOMICILE Guernsey has once again been crowned European captive domicile of the year at the UK Captive Services Awards 2014. The awards, now in its second year, formed part of the Captive Live UK 2014 Conference that took place earlier this week and also saw a number of Guernsey-based firms named as winners in their respective categories. In addition, Steve Butterworth, a former Director of Insurance at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the industry.* Hosted by comedian Andrew Bird, the awards recognised excellence in the delivery and management of captive insurance and celebrated those who have excelled in the last year. Guernsey was named European captive domicile of the year ahead of other shortlisted jurisdictions: Dublin, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Luxembourg and Malta. The award was collected by Sinéad Leddy, Technical Manager at Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry. GUERNSEY RETAINS ITS FAIRTRADE STATUS Guernsey has retained its Fairtrade status for an eighth consecutive year. Guernsey was first awarded Fairtrade status in March 2006; it means the island is committed to supporting Fairtrade and using products with the Fairtrade mark. A certificate confirming the renewal was presented at a ceremony at the Guernsey Information Centre by the visiting communities campaigns manager from the Fairtrade Foundation, Adam Gardner. Culture and Leisure Minister, Deputy Mike O’Hara is pleased that Fairtrade Guernsey has once again retained its status. He said the positioning of the certificate at the Guernsey Information Centre was good for the island.

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Our gradu8 feature is focused on those graduating to a new world of work, whether graduates, school leavers or career switchers move to the working world, what motivates them, what advice they’d give to those that are new to the Islands’ top companies. Meet the new faces >


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LEWIS

GERMAIN

IS A TRAINEE FUND ADMINISTRATOR AT AZTEC GROUP

AGE 19 UNI ATTENDED I joined the Aztec Group in August 2013, via their Audition Day, following the successful completion of my A levels at Sixth Form COURSE UNDERTAKEN The subjects I studied at A levels were Sports Studies, Business Studies and Economics. I also undertook a Certificate in Financial Studies. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE 8? Footballer FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX I enjoy going out with friends and of course playing football GIVEN AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU’D BUY? A mansion

What made you choose Aztec?

The unique approach to their recruitment process helped make the decision for me. I attended the Aztec Group’s Audition Days, where I was able to find out more about the company and a role within fund administration. Everyone I met on the day from Managers to Trainees were welcoming and positive about the company.

What sort of professional training do you take?

I am currently studying for the ICSA qualification. I have just completed my first module, Principles of Trust & Company Law, and have three more to go. Once the modules have been completed I will then have the ICSA certificate qualification. From there the next step is the Diploma level - the Aztec Group actively support staff by with training as they strongly believe in developing their employees.

What do you do on an average day?

There isn’t an average day, which is why I enjoy my work. Most days I have payments to make and queries to answer, as well as some bookkeeping, preparing board packs etc. However every day is varied which keeps it interesting!

What is your next step?

Continue to learn how to do new things at work, as well as progressing through my ICSA qualification.

What advice would you give to yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now? Start looking early and find out as much as you can about the company during interviews etc to make sure it’s the right choice!

Employer info: Aztec Group We are an independent owner-managed funds services business, with a reputation for driving forward standards and have an enviable track record when it comes to service delivery. With offices in Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Sweden and the UK, and employing over 200 staff, we are always on the lookout for bright, dynamic, dedicated team players. Last year year we recruited 25 trainees to join our growing business.

“If you choose to ‘Make Yourself’ at the Aztec Group, you will be given the opportunity to advance in your chosen career but also to enjoy a healthy work-life balance and join in a number of social events organised throughout the year. We recognise that employee training and development are key to the company’s future and success but that it’s also important to have fun!”

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Contact Claire Brodie on +44 (0) 1534 833015 or email makeyourself@aztecgroup.co.uk For more information please visit www.aztecgroup.co.uk/make-yourself

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We are currently looking for trainee fund administrators and accountants to join our fast growing fund services business. Every year, we recruit A level students or graduates as trainees and offer excellent prospects and employment packages within one of the most enjoyable working environments in financial services, with full support and professional training to become ACCA or ICSA qualified. All candidates must have a desire to deliver excellence in client service and be committed to pursuing a professional accountancy or administration qualification. Make Yourself! If you are interested in a career with the Aztec Group or would like to learn more, please email your CV today to makeyourself@aztecgroup.co.uk or call Claire Brodie on 01534 833015. For more information on making a career at the Aztec Group, please visit aztecgroup.co.uk/make-yourself

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HOLLIE

NICK

IS AN EXECUTIVE AT EY

IS AN ASSOCIATE AT EY

AGE 21 SCHOOL ATTENDED? Grammar School A-LEVEL SUBJECTS UNDERTAKEN? Maths, Physics, Business Studies & Sports Studies. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE 8? I think I wanted to be a football player when I was 8 FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX? Reading or playing my guitars GIVEN AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU’D BUY? Fleetwood Mac; they would make the best alarm clock!

AGE 19 SCHOOL ATTENDED? Elizabeth College A-LEVEL SUBJECTS UNDERTAKEN? Economics, Geography, Art WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHERE YOU WERE 8? Football player FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX? Play Sports, watch films GIVEN AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU'D BUY? A house

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What made you choose EY?

I was initially drawn to EY because of the great training opportunities available to A-level students. After researching different firms, EY stood out to me because of the global opportunities once you are qualified but also because of their people culture, EY believe that if people play to their strengths they will achieve their full potential, so true.

What sort of professional training do you take?

I chose EY as they have a reputation for being one of the best employers both locally and internationally, particularly in terms of providing excellent training. EY has an energetic working environment and an active sports and social club that allows’ you to get to know your peers outside of the office.

What sort of professional training do you take?

What do you do on an average day?

Since joining last October I have taken two exams towards my Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification and my next set of exams are in June. The support you get from day one is first class. You’re assigned a counsellor who is there to support your development from the start. At EY because all our qualified accountants have sat their exams there is an appreciation of what you are going through and an abundance of knowledge and support.

What is your next step?

No two days are the same which is what makes my job so interesting. Your time is spent between the office, client sites and college. When I first joined I spent time off-island attending training courses in Jersey and London. Last November I was also lucky enough to spend a week in London for client work.

I have recently completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional qualification. EY sponsors and supports you throughout your studies and exams; you can then go on to complete a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting.

Working in audit, every day is a little different than the last, as it depends on which client you are working on. My day will start with checking emails, catching up with my team and then going to a client site; where interactions with the client are frequent and an integral part of my role.

My immediate focus is busy season and enjoying the fact I’ve completed my qualification (no more exams!), after that; I’d love to make the most of working for EY and explore the secondment opportunities available around the world that will challenge me personally and professionally.

What advice would you give to yourself knowing the experience you have now?

Irrespective of your career path, there are going to be some times when you just have to grit your teeth and rise to the challenge It’ll be worth it. Also, remember the importance of team work as it’s your colleagues that will bring a smile to your face every day.

Employer info: EY

EY is a leading accountancy firm with over 167,000 people in 140 countries. We work globally through our four service lines; Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory, and our clients include some of the world’s most successful organisations. At EY we provide an exceptional foundation in business. It’s one of the very best places to start a career.

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What made you choose EY?

Contact: Abbie Cardy :: Telephone: 01481 717400 Email:acardy@uk.ey.com For more information please visit: www.ey.com/ci/careers

What do you do on an average day?

What is your next step?

My focus is on my qualification and I have set myself a goal of passing all my exams first time. I also want to gain as much experience and exposure as possible and busy season is the best time to do this as we have colleagues who join us from all over the world bringing vast amounts of knowledge with them.

What advice would you give to yourself knowing the experience you have now? Like many students at school I found myself in a position where I was torn between going to university and staying and working on-island. My advice would be to research your options and then make a pros and cons list; you’ll be amazed at how much this helps!

“At EY we have a strong commitment to involvement and teamwork. It’s important you feel part of our wider organization and feel at first hand the powerful impact we’re able to have on businesses and communities. This sense of involvement stretches a long way beyond the formal work you’ll add to your CV/resumé. It’s about the bonds that you form with your colleagues, the support you give to our corporate responsibility activities and the way you contribute to the firm”. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE


GO FURTHER, FASTER. EY trainees like Jo are part of a global organisation advising big businesses on issues critical to their long-term success. If you have the ambition, EY will give you the training and experiences you need to help grow our worldwide business and build a better working world. Opportunities in Assurance. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to Abbie Cardy at acardy@uk.ey.com Š 2014 Ernst & Young LLP. All Rights Reserved.


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OLIVER

NIGHTINGALE

IS AN ASSOCIATE AT PWC CHANNEL ISLANDS

UNI ATTENDED? I took the PwC Headstart route, joining straight after A-levels

COURSE TAKEN? On Headstart, you immediately start earning and working towards a professional accountancy qualification.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE 8? Professional

Sportsman- Still do!

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX? On a Guernsey beach in summer with friends or playing cricket/ swimming.

GIVEN AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU'D BUY? A Plane - The ability to travel the world, wherever and

whenever, really appeals to me.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE PWC?

I decided to forgo the university route. Choosing what to do was easy after reading about ‘Headstart’ on the PwC website and the work experience I’d completed with PwC previously. By joining PwC as a school leaver, I hoped to embark on a career in an environment that would allow me to develop more than just my professional skills. Continuing to represent Guernsey in swimming and cricket, while working, was an ambition I always had, and working at PwC has made this possible.

WHAT SORT OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DO YOU TAKE?

On starting a PwC training contract, a choice is given between two professional qualifications, ACA and ACCA. I chose the ACCA route, via BPP the training provider, which sees the exams spread over a longer period of time. Working and studying has its challenges but PwC invests a lot of time into your study, including the cost of training and the support you receive personally from within

the firm is invaluable. The PwC buddy and coaching system is also very worthwhile in this respect.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON AN AVERAGE DAY?

It’s an early swim, then a walk down town for a full day’s work. I’m training in auditing and I’ve already visited numerous clients and have responsibility to undertake areas of work myself, with team support when needed. I’ll head to a client’s premises, so I’m constantly building relationships with new people. The work is quite varied with everything tailored to the client’s requirements. Then it’s back to the office for a team debrief, finishing the evening off with a late swim or, in summer, a trip to the cricket field.

WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?

I’m currently focused on working towards attaining my ACCA qualification, whilst also continuing to undertake more challenging work of greater complexity. Once qualified, the PwC Network offers a host of opportunities to travel. So, perhaps I’ll investigate undertaking a long-term secondment to Australia, a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Who knows, I might simply decide to further my career locally, continuing to develop my skills here with PwC in Guernsey.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOURSELF AS A GRADUATE CONSIDERING THE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE NOW?

Be organised. Start thinking as early as possible. Apply for work experience. In fact, work experience at PwC really helped me make my final decision about a career choice. Take the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Chat to those who are already in the role you’re considering by attending the career fairs and recruitment events. Events like PwC’s informal recruitment drinks at Urban Kitchen on 16 April at 5.30pm. No registration required. It’s your chance to find out everything about building your career and life experiences with us.

Employer info: PWC We help clients ranging from multinational organisations to local businesses, charities and governments, offering assurance, advisory and tax services that help to improve the way they work in the short and long-term. From auditing their financial data and planning their taxes, to identifying the risks they face and supporting them with strategic decisions, we work with our clients, creating cutting edge solutions for them. We work hard to attract locally grown talent back to the Islands, offering 35 training contracts to local school leavers, undergraduates and graduates from all degree disciplines. We currently have spaces available on our 2014 graduate programme. In addition, we’ve now launched our exciting internship programme.

“You’ll be working and studying with intelligent and inspiring people, building strong friendships and valuable professional relationships. With over 184,000 people in 157 countries across our global network, one you’re qualified, the world really is your oyster.”

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Gemma De Biasi Telephone: 01481 752027 Email: pwc.ci.recruitment@je.pwc.com For more information please visit www.pwc.com/jg/careers or visit our Facebook GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE careers page /pwccareerschannelislands


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Urban Kitchen, Glategny Esplanade 16 April 2014, 5.30pm - 7.00pm We work hard to attract locally grown talent back to the Islands, recruiting bright graduates from all degree disciplines. So you can study what you’re passionate about and still explore opportunities to join us. In addition, we’ve just launched our exciting internship programme designed for local undergraduates.

Any questions, please contact Helen Gallienne on 01481 752016 or email pwc.ci.recruitment@je.pwc.com Visit our Facebook careers page /pwccareerschannelislands We value diversity in our people

Interested? Simply pop along to our informal recruitment drinks reception and find out everything you want about building your career and life experiences with us. You’ll meet everyone from knowledgeable managers, to trainees who’ve just started out with us. Chat to people right across the business and see that lots of pathways can ultimately lead to a successful, fulfilling career with us. There’s no advance registration, the dress code is casual and all you need to bring is an open mind.

©2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP. All rights reserved. “PricewaterhouseCoopers” and “PwC” refer to the Channel Island firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP, which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity. PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England with registered number OC309347, provides assurance, advisory and tax services. The registered office is 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6RH and its principal place of business is 37 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE1 4XA.


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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

CHRIS GODDARD TAX MANAGER AT KPMG CHANNEL ISLANDS Lives in: St Saviours, Guernsey Family life: Fiancée, Larissa Rabey Loves: Touch Rugby, DIY Hates: Cleaning

MONDAY Must make sure: I prepare for a busy week

In my diary for the day:

8am: Prepare for a day of meetings and my week ahead 10am: Monthly Tax Team Meeting 11.30am: Meeting with Appraisee 1pm: Consultation with Tax Executive Director 6.15pm: Touch Rugby Committee Meeting How it went: There has never been a ‘typical’ working day during my time at KPMG. As a Manager, I have to be flexible with my diary so that I can react to client’s requests at short notice; it is therefore vital that I remain organised and keep on top of my ‘to-do’ list. My day starts with planning and preparing for the week ahead, which is shortly followed by a number of meetings in quick succession. My first appointment is with the whole tax team to discuss technical updates, share details of projects we have been working on and review workloads and upcoming deadlines, these monthly meetings help us to operate as a department and make sure work is shared effectively. As a Performance Manager I coach and share experience with more junior team members, which is an aspect of my job that I find particularly rewarding. I’m meeting with one of my Appraisees today to have a general catch-up about how they feel they are developing and getting along with preparing for their upcoming professional exams. My afternoon is spent with the Tax Executive Director discussing the upcoming UK Budget Announcement and planning a KPMG Seminar on the topic. We consider what topics will be most relevant to our clients, allocate

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speakers and assign roles to various team members to ensure we are fully prepared. I return to my desk for the rest of the afternoon to catch up on emails and prepare for the day in Jersey tomorrow. My evening is spent at a committee meeting for Guernsey Touch (the body responsible for the sport of Touch, a non-contact form of Rugby, in Guernsey). We discuss upcoming tournaments and leagues, set a training schedule for the Island team and agree the final details for next week’s fundraising Quiz Night.

TUESDAY Must make sure: I catch the early morning flight to Jersey

In my diary for the day:

6.45am: Leave home for the airport 10.30am: Meeting with Jersey team members 1pm: Lunch with Jersey tax team 3pm: Review tax calculations for a Global Bank 7.30pm: Arrive back home How it went: I’m lucky to be given the opportunity to travel within my work, even if it is only a short hop over to Jersey! My aim for the day is to coordinate a handover meeting between two Jersey team members on one of my largest clients. The Senior Tax Consultant is due to go on maternity leave shortly and I have arranged today’s meeting to ensure that the team who will cover in her absence are fully briefed and understand the client’s business. The meeting lasts all morning and we head out to lunch together afterwards. The afternoon is spent reviewing the tax calculations for a global bank which had been prepared by one of my Guernsey based colleagues. After completing the review, I feed

my comments back to the in-charge who has done a great job; the minor amendments are made and the calculations are released to the client before the close of business. I then make my way back to the airport for my return flight home.

WEDNESDAY

Must make sure: We beat rivals PWC in the Hockey final tonight!

In my diary for the day:

9am: Start to write a Fund Structuring report 2.30pm: Weekly cross-island Manager conference call 3pm: Conference call with KPMG tax colleagues in Malta 8.15pm: Hockey final for KPMG’s business league team How it went: Today is a prime example of the need to maintain flexibility with my commitments. I arrive at work to find that a request has come in overnight from a client seeking urgent tax advice on the structure of a Guernsey fund. I rearrange my workload with my colleagues and, after having a detailed discussion with the Tax Executive Director, I commence work on the report immediately. The report requires input from a number of KPMG colleagues across Europe, and I spent most of the morning in email and telephone correspondence with people based in Barcelona, Dublin, Lisbon and Milan. After lunch, I return to the office to join a weekly cross-island manager conference call where we discuss staff workloads and plan our resources. Unfortunately I have to leave this early to join another conference call with KPMG Malta to get their advice for inclusion within the fund report, which I continue to work on for the rest of the afternoon.

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Whilst getting the fund report prepared for the client is my priority for the day I have to ensure I am available to provide assistance and advice to more junior colleagues and to discuss matters with the other Tax Managers. The evening features an important match for the KPMG Hockey Team as we have made it to the final and face our arch-rivals PWC. A solid first half saw us take a 2-0 lead, we kept our best performance of the season for the second half and we won the match 6-1 to take the title. The fact victory was against PWC made it all the sweeter, and the team rightly celebrated for the rest of the evening.

THURSDAY Must make sure: I issue the fund report today!

In my diary for the day:

8am: Finalise fund report 1pm: Meeting with potential new client 3.30pm: Partner review of report 6pm: Deadline for completion of report 8pm: Walk and relax with Larissa How it went: I get into work early today so I can finalise the client’s fund report. There are times when we need to work outside the normal 9 – 5 working week to make sure a job is done well. However, KPMG offers great flexibility in working hours to make sure we are able to maintain a good work/life balance. I catch up with the Executive Director early in the morning to advise him of the current status of the report, and we schedule time for his review mid-afternoon and I work to finalise the report for the rest of the morning and early afternoon. Lunch today has brought an impromptu meeting with a potential new client who has popped into the office to discuss our services and how we can help his business move forward. The fund report is reviewed by the Executive Director who makes some minor amendments BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

to our advice, and the report is issued to the client in time for their 6pm deadline. I leave the office shortly thereafter and spend the rest of the evening relaxing at home with my fiancée, Larissa.

FRIDAY Must make sure: I treat Larissa to a lovely lunch!

In my diary for the day:

7.30am: Remember its ‘dress-down day’! 8.30am: Breakfast with the Chairman 9.30am: Review and approve fund tax reporting work 1pm: Lunch with Larissa 6pm: Sports and Social Pool night How it went: Fridays are usually much more relaxed in the office and today is no exception as it is our monthly ‘dress-down day’, where staff dress casually, in exchange for a donation to a local charity chosen by a KPMG staff member. Today’s collection is for MacMillian Cancer support and we all need to wear something purple. My morning starts with breakfast in the boardroom with our Chairman, Mark Thompson. These monthly meetings are attended by a variety of staff and give us the opportunity to discuss the strategy of the firm, our move to new office premises later on in the year and make suggestions to Mark. I return to my desk to review and approve tax calculations for 3 international investment funds, providing feedback to the team members who prepared the work. At KPMG it is important that constructive as well as positive feedback is shared so people are able to build on their experience on a continual basis. It’s been a busy week, and I’ve promised my fiancée that I would meet her for lunch . 2 courses later I return to work for the afternoon which is spent catching up on emails from the previous two days and clearing the other let-

ters and calculations which have been passed for my review. Our Sports and Social Committee are hosting a pool competition where we are paired up at random. I enjoy Sports and Social events as it gives me a chance to meet and relax with colleagues outside the tax department, there is supposedly a competitive element to the evening but it mostly seems to be a case of making sure you don’t miss your shot, actually potting it is a bonus!

SATURDAY 9am: Cliff run at Icart 12pm: Finish off work and catch up on emails 3pm: More wedding planning with Larissa...

SUNDAY 9am: Touch Rugby coaching in preparation for the Guernsey Touch Super League 2pm: Watch the 6 Nations Rugby 5pm: Evening meal with Larissa and family How weekend went: Every Saturday morning is started with a cliff run with my touch rugby teammates; we have a busy year of international tournaments ahead and so every bit of fitness helps! It’s a lovely sunny, crisp morning and the views on the cliffs never cease to amaze me; nor does the difficulty of the run up the 303 steps from Saints Bay Harbour to Icart point! The rest of the day is spent planning my forthcoming wedding and getting all our chores done. Sunday morning is spent coaching touch rugby at the KGV where our super league takes place in just over a month’s time. We train for 3 hours and cover a whole number of drills, including passing, defence and a range of attacking moves, culminating in a big game to finish off the session. On Sunday evenings it is tradition in my family to get together around the table for a roast meal. A good meal and a glass of wine or two are the perfect way to relax before preparing for another busy week.

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TAKE THEIR ADVICE

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he whole process of job hunting, presenting yourself as a worthy employee, going to an interview and starting a new role can be a daunting proposition. It is, however, inevitable unless you’re planning a life of daytime TV, which we don’t recommend. The world is full of advice but it’s good to know what ‘those in the know’ think. As such, when we spoke to the staff at Situations this month we asked them to extend their tips to our readers and give you some pointers when it comes to landing that shiny new job.

First impressions really do count. The first few minutes of your interview are critical, and how you look, your body language, etc will have a tremendous effect on your success rate. A firm handshake, warm smile and appropriate dress code will go a long way to create the best impression.

Manners and etiquette are very important. Be positive, affirmative and friendly. Anna-Marie Inniss,

What are your USP’s, i.e. your Unique Selling Points? Pose a question to yourself: “What have I got that I can offer this employer which makes me special, or different from other candidates?” What do I have that they want and need in order to help their business be more successful? Melissa Campbell, Director

Research the company to find out as much as possible about their local office and the global group if they have other branches. Look at their website, adverts etc. Be prepared for the interviewer to ask you “what do you know about our company?” Andrew Partlow, Assistant Director

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Remember to switch off your mobile phone! Kayley Bostock,

Office Administrator

Be careful with your use of the social network. What you do and say in a public forum such as Facebook, Twitter etc, could be seen by a potential employer. Linda Marsh, Administrator

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Ask questions. Towards the end of the interview you will usually be asked if you have any questions, so it’s important to have at least one to show that you are still interested in the company and the vacancy. Patrick Lynch, Chairman

Be positive! It is surprising how many people prepare themselves to fail the interview. What you should remember is that you have achieved an interview, so your interviewer already thinks you can do the job on offer. Jenny Mitchell, Director

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Dermot and Oli. The lighting is almost angelic.

Dermot and Oli promoted at KPMG

Berri may be holding a pet with one arm. We just can’t tell...

One more in the Livingroom

Livingroom has appointed its 12th member of staff. Berri Trimmer is working with the rentals team to cater to the increasing number of rental clients in Guernsey. She coordinates and supports the rentals negotiators with administrative assistance including booking viewings, obtaining due diligence and references and dealing with tenants and landlord enquiries. A budding chef and a Guernsey girl through and through Berri has a varied professional background in travel, childcare and finance and has a passion for culture. Livingroom managing director, Simon Torode, said Berri brought key skills to the role and fits perfectly with the existing team.

KPMG in the Channel Islands has promoted two of its senior members of staff. Oli Morris has been promoted to director in the firm’s advisory department, while Dermot Dempsey has been promoted to the role of executive director in the audit department. Dermot completed his audit training at Gilbride & Co. in Dublin where he became a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In Ireland. He subsequently joined KPMG in the Channel Islands in 2003 and was promoted to director in 2008. In his new role Dermot will continue within the audit department as an executive director, leading the audits on a wide range of listed and unlisted investment vehicles and local banks. Oli qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) with KPMG Channel Islands in 2006. He recently completed a two year secondment as Technical Director with the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

"Berri's creative flair and enthusiasm mirrors that of the rest of the team. Her strong background in customer service makes her an ideal fit. She's a welcome addition to the Livingroom team." Outside work Berri enjoys time with her husband and two children and all things creative, including music and art, and keeps fit with Tae-Bo, yoga and running. Resolution strengthens team IT support and service provider, Resolution IT, announces the employment of Andy Jeffreys as a Systems Consultant, which brings the total number of staff to 14. Andy has worked within the IT industry for over 20 years, with the majority of this time being spent as an internal solutions provider within IT departments for large financial institutions.

Andy Jeffreys can manage your Checkpoint Firewall. Boom.

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He has experience of managing core banking systems and has worked within a desktop and server infrastructure support team. In this role he was exposed to a wide range of applications and hardware infrastructure such as Microsoft Desktop and Server Operating Systems, and he also implemented and managed the corporate Cisco LAN network and Checkpoint Firewalls.

Luke in front of a window-like painting.

Legis appoints Luke Harding as tax division manager Luke Harding has been appointed as a tax manager for Legis Tax Services as a result of the division’s rapid growth since its inception. Luke began his career at Ernst & Young in the UK after graduating from the University of Plymouth. In 2010 he joined Deloitte Guernsey, where he was responsible for a varied portfolio of local and offshore high net worth individuals and trusts. Specialising in advising on the UK tax implications faced by offshore trustees and their UK beneficiaries, Mr Harding quickly progressed to assistant manager and then manager level before joining Legis Tax Services. He is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and is also a member of the Association of Tax Technicians.

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Cooking with Gas: Paul Wright

New finance director for International Energy Group A New Zealander who has lived in Guernsey for 17 years has gone back to one of his first employers in the island as finance director. Paul Wright moved to Guernsey from New Zealand in 1997 and spent two years with IEG as a management accountant before moving to roles in the finance industry and subsequently the Blue Diamond Group, where he spent 10 years as finance director. In his new role, he will be responsible for the finances of Guernsey Gas, Jersey Gas and Manx Gas and will be involved in the continuing integration of the three entities. Outside of work, Mr Wright, who is a Bachelor of Commerce and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, enjoys family time, playing golf, cycling and kayaking.

Tim Le Page flanked by Nicola Kendall and Allison Brouard

Nine promotions at Saffery Champness Saffery Champness has promoted nine members of staff including, three of them to management roles. Nicola Kendall and Tim Le Page have been promoted to trust manager and Allison Brouard to senior compliance manager. Nicola qualified as a Chartered Secretary and was admitted as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in 2008 having obtained the Certificate and Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration. She joined Saffery Champness in 1997 as an Assistant Group Secretary, subsequently moving into a role as a Trainee Trust and Company Administrator. Tim joined Saffery Champness in July 2000 as a trainee and over a period of years has developed his expertise in the setup and administration of offshore structures for high net worth clients from a wide range of jurisdictions. He qualified as a member of STEP in 2006 having obtained his ACCA Accounting Technician qualification. In her role as senior compliance manager, Allison is responsible for a team of four compliance staff. She provides advice to Saffery Champness staff on money laundering and fraud prevention, the sanctions regime and business risk issues. Imogen Wilson, Rachel Bridel, Sarah Smith, Ave Thompson, Annie Davidson-Wood and Jake Dutot have all been promoted within the trust and audit departments.Â

Martin Fallaize

New Executive at Rossborough Since 1994 Martin Fallaize has worked in the roles of loss adjuster, in-house claims inspector and damage management contractor. For eight years he ran his own companies, Threesixty Limited and Channel Island Damage Management Limited. He said that Rossborough’s reputation for professionalism and good customer service drew him to the position. Mr Fallaize began his career in insurance in 1994 after working in trust and company administration and as a trainee management accountant. He took up the post of loss adjuster at Cunningham Lindsey, where he worked for almost six years. Before setting up his own company in 2005, Mr Fallaize, 46, was a claims inspector at Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands.

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Non Exec and Chief Exec respectively.

New interim Chief Executive and non-exec for CICRA CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has appointed Michael Byrne as interim chief executive with effect from 1 April 2014. Michael will take over from Andrew Riseley who has decided to step down from his position at CICRA in order to relocate closer to his home in Australia. Mr Byrne joined the OUR in May 2005, and was appointed to the position of deputy director general (later deputy chief executive) in December 2007. He has extensive experience applying regulation and competition law in the broadcasting, telecommunications, postal and energy sectors. Further to this Hannah Nixon has been appointed as a non-executive director. She will replace Peter Neville who served on the board since April 2012. Ms Nixon has extensive knowledge of economic regulation and competition law having worked across a range of industries in the UK in both the public and private sectors.

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CROWDFUNDING

We are not asking for something for nothing. We offer great products - Claire Gaudion, Designer

Crowdfunding Although a relatively new concept to many, or unheard of by others, crowdfunding goes as far back as 1884. Gemma Long of Gem PR & Media explores the nature of crowdfunding and how it’s being used today by Hollywood blockbusters to local designers.

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ublisher Joseph Pulitzer of New York World, in 1884, asked the public to donate funds to the Statue of Liberty pedestal when the fundraising committee ran out of money. Pulitzer raised, through his newspaper, over $100,000 in just six months. More than 125,000 people contributed, with most donations being $1 or less. And crowdfunding was born.

Today there are a number of different online platforms used for crowdfunding. Among these is FundaGeek, (what a great name) designed specifically for funding projects involving technology, scientific research and inventions. Others include Kickstarter used to bring creative projects to life and Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding site launched by a group of friends in the US in 2007. When Veronica Mars, an US neo-noir mystery comedy drama, was unveiled on Kickstarter the campaign quickly gathered momentum as devoted fans emptied their pockets to the tune of $5,702,153, the most ever raised through crowdfunding at the time. Fans that ‘pledged’ $35 or more were promised a digital copy of the film on its

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Friday 14 March release date. There were 91,858 backers of the film, with more than 50,000 of those donating enough to receive a copy of the movie. However, fans were left disappointed when they discovered that in order to watch the film they first had to register for both Flixster and UltraViolet. The film’s director reportedly apologised, recognising that fans of the movie regularly use other, preferred platforms such as iTunes or Amazon. Locally businesses and charities are increasingly using crowdfunding too. Designer, Claire Gaudion, recently completed a Kickstarter campaign and is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to support her business’ growth. ‘We are not asking for something for nothing. We offer great products as ‘rewards/perks’, equivalent to big discounts on our collections, to those who contribute to our campaign,’ she said. ‘Running a campaign is a bit like an exclusive sale and while ‘shopping’ or contributing funds people also feel that they are supporting projects they believe in.’ Claire quickly learnt, through her Kickstarter campaign with a big ‘all-ornothing’ goal, that crowdfunding is now very big business.

‘Not just for those running projects, but for the marketing and PR companies specialising in what is now a very lucrative competitive market,’ she said. ‘We had not budgeted for a big simultaneous marketing push to boost the visibility of the campaign, and as a result – and because we set the bar high – we were not successful. ‘We have now embarked upon a new campaign with Indiegogo. This time we have opted for a ‘flexible funding’ option, and a much more achievable goal, which will supplement our own budget; any funds raised are successful funds.’ Evidently, crowdfunding has its pros and cons. Like any campaign or promotions, often, you need to invest in earned, owned and bought media. ‘So far it has been a great learning experience,’ said Claire. ‘Crowdfunding platforms are an innovative way for new businesses to gain exposure, and gather support, financial as well as social.’ Crowdfunding is a relative novelty at the moment, and one that many are smart to take advantage of, but make sure you can stump up the reward in exchange for the cash and manage your own expectations as to your preferred total.

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HOOKS Unless you’ve been away somewhere with no connection to Guernsey or the news, there’s no doubt that you’re aware of the name Sarah Groves and the charitable activity being undertaken in her memory. This month our Managing Editor Ruairi ONeill meets the man behind the Sarah Groves Foundation’s charity ride to Paris that commences on May 24th >>>

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ou used to be a photographer didn’t you?” asks the broad shouldered character sat opposite me. In an endearing Scottish drawl, Gary Hooks tries to recruit me within seconds of our first meeting. This pretty much sums up the action man behind the Sarah Groves Foundation Charity ride to Paris. With zero trace of sarcasm or humour, Gary is exactly that – an action man. He gets things done and is committed to making sure his fleet of riders for the Sarah Groves foundation charity ride to Paris and back are safe, healthy and most of all, motivated. It’s a gargantuan logistical task but “it’s all about planning” explains Gary. “Leon (Howard) has been unreal – he’s got an incredible skillset, super organized and potentially a certified genius. He’s the best project manager and is balancing ten things at once.” From figuring out jurisdictions, police escorts and ensuring the group travels as a safe unit as well as guaranteeing they all get fed, watered and stretched every step of the way. “We have a Police escort arranged approximately ten kilometers outside of Paris and they will bring us in and out of the city – I’ve cycled the route myself and its relatively quiet. It’s not the nightmare traffic situation that everyone envisages when they think of Parisian roads but the team won’t be riding the Champs Elysee!” The nerves certainly don’t show with Gary sat across the table but as he explains, being a little nervous can be a good thing – “we, as a team, have a huge task to accomplish

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so keeping them fuelled, fed, stretched and kitted out with beds, masseurs and medics is a top priority.” If the food is good then the ride is good. Double meals for the lucky riders who could expect the equivalent of ten meals per day, just to compensate for the high calorie burning they will be doing. “This tour is going to provide exceptionally good food and I want all the athletes to have an exceptionally good experience” says Gary. “The cycling becomes easier and the hard work and physical and mental strain on the riders will be offset by the thought of a well deserved and nourishing meal at the end of each stage.” Gary is going to provide them with the best possible options in the form of quality carbohydrates and high density calories – so lots of high protein foods, vegetables, green salads and fruit to keep them going. The 600-mile ride from Guernsey to Paris (and back again) is a demanding mental and physical challenge. Not only is it twice as long as the cycling tours from London to Paris but the grueling challenge also puts my month of Moustache Movember growing to shame.

The 600-mile ride from Guernsey to Paris (and back again) is a demanding mental and physical challenge. Not only is it twice as long as the cycling tours from London to Paris but the grueling challenge also puts my month of Moustache Movember growing to shame..

So how did the Sarah Groves Bike Ride idea come to fruition? The ex-Boxer/carpenter/ charity worker had completed the Tour De France route and fell out of love with cycling shortly after. “I was just cycling my ass off and I was 20 kilos lighter than I am today. It’s an endurance fitness athleticism that means the weight literally drops off. I was taking time out from cycling and heard about the tragic passing of Sarah whilst in Paris. I was laying in bed one night thinking about how I could help and it really was just a gesture. The support from everyone including Bonsai (funding), Sueco (who are contributing food and staff), BMW vans (who are providing the transport) and of course Ian Brown has been immense. It snowballed from there.” It’s clear from his enthusiasm that Gary wants to get it right – “it’s my first time as much as anyone else and I’ve been on the other side of cycling tours. I’ve got more than fifty people relying on me and my experience and I am making sure that they’re as comfortable as possible.” His actions are also about instilling the belief in people that they can achieve great things. And it’s what Sarah Groves was all about. A full tour run will be practiced close to the event, an average of 80km to test the team and its support staff. It’ll simulate the tour run and will give Gary and the organisers the opportunity to practice the food stops, pace and repair scenarios. It will take place on the Sunday weekend before the charity riders are set to depart for Paris on 21st May 2014 (check the Sarah Groves Ride Facebook page for updates). So if you see the group cycling the island make sure to honk the horn, clap in approval and cheer on the group in the truly special Guernsey manner.

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GADGETS

Gallery Gadgets

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The Bacon Scented iPhone Alarm Clock Many vegetarians say that the aroma of bacon blipping away under the grill is the one thing tempts them towards a meatier existence. One cannot deny the beauty of that thick, heady smell first thing in the morning. If bacon is your thing this baconscented alarm clock may be just the ticket to a fresh, early start every day of the week. However, be careful, you wouldn’t want to pick it up in a slumbery daze and starting chowing it down. Wouldn’t taste very nice.

Android Wear The recently announced Android Wear is a version of the Google operating system designed especially for wearable devices, with a special focus on watches. Wearable computing is where the world is going right now. With Google Glass just round the corner, which is designed to work alongside devices like this, it is only a matter of time before we are all acting like James Bond, talking into our wrist watches, snapping photos with our specs and murdering baddies with fountain pens.

Words by Patrick Cunningham

Beldray Hand Held Steam Cleaner Looking like a strange creature from one Beatles’ more psychadelic movies, this funny looking device uses high pressure steam to clean the hardest to reach places. It will remove grease and grime from your kitchen, bathroom, car and much more. It comes with a mass of accessories giving you the ability to clean everything from dirty windows to the remnants of whatever the cat last brought in.

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DJI Phantom Aerial Dome This amazing piece of technology lets you fly your GoPro wherever you like, giving you ability to snap awe-inspiring aerial shots of all sorts of things. With a range of almost 1000 feet and a whole suite of stability related features it’s perfect for those budding photographers and videographers out there. Just think of the possibilities, you could video your cat going about its daily business. Or you could use it to go and collect your lunch from the shop around the corner, without even leaving your desk!

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GADGETS

Feddz Electric Bike

Shelfie Bike Mount

Tribord Easybreath

Shaped like a motorcycle, this futuristic electric bike would make cruising around the island both a fun and stylish experience. It comes with a huge amount of storage space where the engine would normally be and it even has a USB port for charging all of your wearable gadgets (see above). It comes in two flavours, with the top end model capable of achieving a mind blowing 45km/h. You certainly wouldn’t have to worry about being stopped for speeding, however I’m not sure how well it would handle the Val De Terres.

For those of you who love cycling but hate the chaos and clutter that inevitably comes with storing your bike in the house, the Shelfie Bike Mount is the perfect product for you. Find a spare bit of wall, screw in the mount and you’ve got a neat storage solution for your bike and all of its various accoutrements. I wonder if it could handle the Feddz Electric Bike?

The Tribord Easybreath is one of those amazing ‘why didn’t I think of that’ inventions. Gone are the days of snotty snorkels, mouthfulls of sea water and foggy masks. The Tribord allows you to breath as naturally under water as you do out of water and with a mechanism that blocks the snorkel when immersed you’ll never inhale any sea water again. With its full face coverage it gives you a full, unobstructed 180 field of vision and with a big orange blog on the end of the snorkel you certainly won’t go unnoticed as you waddle down the beach in your flippers.

LG Smart Fridge

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The one thing I have always wanted in life is a wifi fridge. I mean, think about how life changing it could be. For example it could, err, go on the Internet and stuff. Joking aside, this chilling wonder of modern technology does literally connect to the Internet. It can tell what food is inside the fridge so that you don’t have to even look inside, what is about to expire and it can even make suggestions on ingredients to buy to create a delicious main course dish! Tie that in with its top energy star efficiency rating and this fridge is definitely a product for the modern household.

This is the kind of device that will save the day in the post apocalyptic future that we are all heading towards at a rather frightening rate. As well as being a classic camp stove that allows you to cook your beans, it uses the heat from your burning twigs to generate electricity that can be used to charge any USB connected device. How cool is that! When global warming takes over the world and life as we know it ends, it is this device that will save the day. A bit disappointed that it doesn’t have wifi though?

If, like some of the nutters on this island, you insist on surfing throughout the entire Winter then this portable sauna could be just the trick to allow you to stay out for just that bit longer. There is however a bit of stock shortage in that the manufacturers have only managed to produce one of these surf saunas. Once they sell it they are going to make a couple more. I for one really hope this product takes off; what a little piece of genius and look how beautifully it is made! Perfect for the cold Guernsey sea, though at $17,950 plus postage from the US you would need a job in finance to buy one.

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AJAX COME BACK Ilha Futebol Academy’s young footballers and coaching staff will once again receive professional training from Ajax’s youth academy. De Toekomst, translated as ‘The Future’, is the breeding ground of AFC Ajax in Amsterdam. It is here where some of the world’s best players have been developed such as Cruyff, Van Basten, Davids, Rijkaard, Seedorf, Bergkamp and Suarez. For decades Ajax has been at the forefront of player development, regarded as the best youth academy in world with Johan Cruyff heavily involved with both Ajax and FC Barcelona. The club’s success is built on the foundation of its youth academy and shows no sign of slowing down. It is as close as you can get to a football factory. Chris Archer of Ilha Futebol Academy, visited Ajax in 2011 to undertake Ajax’s consultation course, it was evident to see why the club continues to develop Europe’s leading prospects. A new addition to this year’s academy training is the presence of 16 girls from within Ilha Futsal Academy, Guernsey’s first girls’ academy headed by Vanessa Brown. Sponsors Fort Group and Rihoy & Son have supported this year’s training experience. Ajax’s coaching programme is set to be even bigger and better based on last year’s success. Anyone who would like to know more about IFA’s professional coaching programmes in 2014 and 2015 can contact Chris Archer on chris@ilhafutebolacademy. co.uk or Vanessa Brown on vanessa@ ilhafutsalacademy.co.uk.

SURE THING FOR THE COLTS THE Sure Community Foundation helped secure future away trips for the Guernsey Rugby Academy’s Colts with a £2,200 donation. The squad of 16 to 18 years olds played their first match last month wearing new Sure branded shorts. In its first outing, the kit (probably) helped beat Kenilworth from Warwickshire by 23-17. Coach Matt Chammings thanked the Sure Community

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Foundation for its support, saying that it was a very welcome boost for the academy. ‘For us it’s vitally important because being on an island we need competition so that means playing competitive rugby and that costs a lot of money. Without sponsors like Sure we just couldn’t do it,’ said Mr Chammings. Karen Jagger, from Sure, said the foundation was delighted to be able to help the talented young players gain valuable experience off island. ‘These young men are passionate about their sport and committed to being the best they can be. In order to develop they have to be able to play competitively against teams from the UK and Jersey, which all costs money... The Sure Community Foundation was very happy to be able to help out with funding towards trips away and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.’

ISLAND DUNKERS Women’s Basketball on the Island has really evolved over the past 15 years. Originally dominated by Basketball playing netballers, the access to and development of the game has attracted players at a much earlier age allowing the fundamentals to be ingrained before they progress into league and island competition. The influx of players from outside of the Island has also set a bench mark in terms of performance and skill levels which local players and coaches have taken on board and are now trying to reach.

for 5-15 year olds, both male and female, of any ability or experience. The programme is now in its third year and currently has approximately 150 children learning the game over a four hour period (12-4) every Saturday during the basketball season, nearly 25% of participants being female. Future Stars focuses on the FUNdamentals of the game, teaches basic Basketball and promotes fun and good sportsmanship amongst players who will form the backbone of our leagues and Island teams for years to come. It also prepares them of the jump to competitive Basketball. As they players near the end of their Future Stars experience, they are provided with contact information for local league teams in order to continue their progression. The Women’s league is ultra-competitive at present with some great coaches who are enthusiastic and committed to improving the standard of Women’s Basketball. As far as Island representation goes, the Island Women’s team are amongst the best female sports teams that Guernsey has. Unbeaten in 14 years at Inter Insular level, they have also medalled in 4 of the 5 Island Games they have been involved in – two records which they intend to improve on as they head toward the 2014 & 2015 Inter Insulars and of course the Jersey Island Games in 2015.

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INTRODUCING: THE SO SO GLOS

SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Like sticking your finger into a plug socket, there’s a short sharp shock of pure delight when you press play on the So So Glos’ new track. Like a joyous mix of the Minutemen, B-52s, the Hives or an amped up The Champs (swapping pure amphetamine for the usual Tequila), this is one party you can’t ignore!” Blowout will be released on May 17th via Votiv/ Caroline International/Shea Stadium Records. The album is available to pre-order now.

INTRODUCING: THE OK SOCIAL CLUB

SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Dealing in a raucous line of guitar-led indie pop, Scottish band The Ok Social Club have already started making waves with their debut ‘Nothing In Common’ and incessant touring. Now on the edge of releasing their sophomore LP, they return with ‘Threads’ as their new single. It’s loud, full of sharp hooks excitably screamed between those delectable guitar lines. Elements of Franz Ferdinand and Royal Bangs can be heard, but it’s an identity wholly their own that

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impresses me so much.” The new single ‘Threads’ is released on Platform Records – available now!

NEW TRACK FROM THE TUNE YARDS

Due out May 5th, Nikki Nack – the third album from tUnEyArDs – was first announced when Merrill Garbus celebrated her birthday by posting a ‘MegaMix’ of album tracks online. Nikki Nack is brilliantly playful, more than matching its jump-rope-chant title. Experiences in her time off between albums proved to be influential in its songwriting process; a life-affirming trip to Haiti, her upbringing, and finally catching up with 80s kid’s TV programme Pee Wee’s Playhouse some 25 years since its first broadcast were all topics at the forefront of Merrill’s mind that helped to shape and colour the record

THE HORRORS RETURN WITH A NEW TRACK

Last month The Horrors announced their return with details of Luminous, promising a ‘weirder, wilder and more colourful’ fourth studio album. Teaser track I See You, a seven and a half minute synth anthem

was revealed at the same time to fantastic reviews including, ‘I See You is full of pop-optimism and an ending so elevating it sounds as if they’re hurtling through space’. New album ‘Luminous’ – available 5th May on XL Recordings.

LOTS TO LIKE WITH LYKKE LI

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li (AKA Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson) debuted her new single ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ from her highlyanticipated third studio album entitled I Never Learn. The single will be released on April 21st through LL Recordings/ Atlantic Records.

PRINCE RELEASES NEW SINGLE

The music icon proudly issues his brand new single “FALLINLOVE2NITE” featuring Zooey Deschanel on March 17 through iTunes and all digital retailers via Epic Records. Upholding the hallmarks of his signature sound with a sexy 21st century twist, it’s a bona fide pop culture event packed with excitement and energy. This also marks the first time Prince has ever joined forces with Epic Records

Once again this month we’ve been busy compiling some of the best music news for your perfectly formed Guernsey ears. Some of the new music releases may already be out, some of the names you may be familiar with and we’ve selected a few unknowns that we hope you enjoy! For more information or to sample the tracks visit www.subba-cultcha.com. Enjoy Gallery readers!

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FUJIYA & MIYAGI RETURN WITH A NEW SOUND

Fujiya & Miyagi announce new album Artificial Sweeteners released 5th May 2014 on Yep Roc. Few have offered such a bittersweet taste of pop through their career as Fujiya & Miyagi; underneath the sticky wrappers that have packaged their sugary synth lines and rich hooks since the turn of the Millennium, there’s always been a grittier aftertaste – be it manifest through their love of pounding 70’s krautrock, or in the seenit-all weariness of their lyrics. However, as the Brighton-based trio announce the release of their fifth album, that conflict of light and dark has well and truly been conquered. Steve Lewis, Matt Hainsby and David Best pour forth with a new slew of irresistible saccharine, jacking up their own inimitable sound with enough E-numbers to leave you frothing at the mouth somewhere in a wilting warehouse at six in the morning.

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PUSSYCAT DOLL,TELEVISION PERSONALITY AND A DJ? THIS MONTH HEAD TO FUSION & MEET THE FLEXIBLE

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Wyatt Hot from her judging on Got to Dance, one of the music world’s most instantly recognisable performers will be coming to Guernsey in April to perform an exclusive DJ set.

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n Thursday 17th April, one fifth of the Pussycat Dolls, Kimberly Wyatt will be starting the Easter Weekend celebrations in Guernsey in style by performing an exclusive DJ Set powered by Monster. There will be various giveaways in the build up to the event and on the night itself, including free tickets for anyone switching mobile provider to JT, and pairs of top of the range Monster Headphones.

exciting not just for us, but for both of our sets of customers. JT are committed to supporting our quest to bring world class entertainers over to Guernsey, and following the huge success of the Professor Green event earlier in the year. We are very excited to be welcoming Kimberly Wyatt to Guernsey in April, and we are sure this will be another sell out event and we are very pleased to have JT on board as our sponsor to make this a reality”.

Kimberly Wyatt is an American singer, dancer, actress and television personality. She is best known as a former member of the American pop/RnB girl group The Pussycat Dolls, and can now be seen as a judge on Got To Dance.

The doors will open from 10pm till 2am for the Kimberly Wyatt DJ set powered by Monster. Advance tickets are exclusively available from the JT High Street shop priced at £7 or, customers who move their mobile number to JT Pay as you go will benefit from a FREE ticket as well as £60 FREE credit. VIP tickets priced at £12 can be purchased online at www.fusion.gg/tickets

Fusion owner Adam Burroughs said: “This ongoing collaboration with JT is really

Tamara O’Brien Deputy M.D. of JT (Guernsey) said: “JT is very pleased to sponsor Fusion’s Monster event and continue our partnership with them. This is a unique opportunity for islanders to enjoy a performance by a superstar like Kimberly Wyatt.



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