Guernsey’s Style Magazine | no. 16 | April 2013 | the
the 1984 issue
Board Slide Fashion 1984 Guernsey Events Daiton and Pritchard Brian ‘Elvis’ Richards Gradu8
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elcome back once more, dear readers, to the latest edition of your favourite local magazine – Gallery. This month we have a special treat for the grown ups amongst you – an issue dedicated entirely to the halcyon days of yesteryear, that glorious time that was 1984. And what, specifically, will you find within this retrospective tome? Well, you’ll find an article telling you what was in the Press in 1984 (worth a quick peak for any friends of the manic Mr Reed), and to continue along that theme, the then PM’s husband, Dennis Thatcher, comes under fire for his love of mother’s ruin. We’ve got films – Ghostbusters, Amadeus, and (no prizes for guessing this one…) 1984. And of course, what 1984 themed magazine would be complete without reference to Orwell’s great masterpiece? As well as a write up of the cinematic version, we take a closer look at what Big Brother’s up to now, and how he’s watching you. Fashion wise, we hark back to the era of big hair and bigger boom boxes with an 80s inspired skater shoot. Musically we look at one of Guernsey’s most enduring legends, Mark Le Gallez who made his name in that era, and pair him up with Tyler Edmonds from Last of the Light Brigade - a new face who is making waves with his band on Guernsey and elsewhere. We also whet the appetite for a return, 30 years later, of another musical legend who’s played these shores – the great Adam Ant. April’s set to be a BIG month. And of course, you’ll find all our usual local news and interest pieces, keeping you informed and inspired as always. So, chuck on those Hammer-pants and put in your shoulder pads, jump into the Delorean next to Doc Brown, and prepare to relive your youth… 1984, here we come! See you next month for our brilliant, but bewildered, return to the present.
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Around the World in 800 Days
CONTENTS Edito ............................................................................02 Highlights................................................................03 Contributors ...........................................................05 Horoscopes .............................................................06 News in Numbers................................................07 Event Listings ........................................................08 Misc Page .................................................................10
1984 a Revolutionary Year..............................35 Big Brother is Watching You .......................36 Comedy Festival Returns................................37 Artist Profile ...........................................................38 Guernsey Arts Commission .........................40 Uploads ......................................................................42
Events... ........................................................ 11 Hockey Inter Island ...........................................12 White Collar Boxing..........................................14
Around the World in 800 Days ...................44 Seasons ......................................................................46 Holidays Outside Democracy .....................48
Travel ....................................................... 43
Relative Values......................................................16 Facebook the Real Big Brother....................18 1984 ..............................................................................19 Major Events in the Press in 1984 .............20 POTM .........................................................................22
Board Slide Fashion Shoot............................ 50 Ask the Expert... ....................................................56 Style Stalker.. ..........................................................57 Jorja’s Fashion Pages.. ......................................58
Beauty News ...........................................................62 The Lavender Rooms ........................................64 Au Caprice... ............................................................65 Salvation Spa... ......................................................66
The Guernsey Air Display .............................24 Interwork Services ..............................................26 Our Community ...................................................27 GSPCA .......................................................................28
Culture ..................................................... 29 Film Review ............................................................30 Book Corner............................................................31 Crowd Media ..........................................................32 Brian ‘Elvis’ Richards ........................................34 BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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Beauty ...................................................... 61
Appetite ................................................... 67 Gordon Ramsey ....................................................68 The Decade We Had it All .............................72
Home ........................................................ 73
25 Square Miles ....................................................74 NLXL ..........................................................................76 Chic Finds................................................................78 DWA Carpets .........................................................80
Business on the Sofa .........................................86 Business News ......................................................88 Odey Wealth Management ...........................90
Gradu8 ..................................................... 91 Shambles Rambles .............................................96
Gadgets .....................................................................100 Phone Home ...........................................................102 Handset Review................................................... .103 Test Drive ................................................................ .104
Adam Ant Interview ..........................................106 Tonight the Skies ................................................108 Fade to Grey............................................................110 Handset Review................................................... .103 Nightlife ....................................................................112 Daiton vs Prichard ..............................................114 Directory ...................................................................115 Boardom....................................................................116
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YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPES words | Sharon Ward
illustration | Helina Matthews
ARIES March 21 - April 19 It’s all go at the moment. Many planets in Aries mean that you’re endowed with physical energy, joie de vivre and unending charm. Obstacles that come your way will be approached with innovation and energy. Tackle the hardest issues around the 18th - nothing can stop you then once you put your mind to it.
TAURUS April 20 - May 20 Your usual patient and calm demeanour may not be very apparent right now. You’re in the mood to go out and get what’s yours - you simply can’t wait for life to come to you. The full Moon in Scorpio on the 25th may bring some intense relationship issues to the fore – time to face them.
GEMINI May 21 - June 20 You’ve been waiting for certain situations to change for a while now. One thing is very clear – allowing others to take control and make the decisions for you is not working. Follow your instincts and make your own decisions with confidence. You’ll find it not only easier - but also a lot more productive.
CANCER June 21 - July 22 From the 12th of this month, relationship issues will go underground. This could be a bonus if you have something to hide – not so good though if someone is hiding something from you. So, air your feelings and make sure others do the same before this date if you don’t want old wounds to fester.
LEO July 23 - August 22 You have plenty of support from others if you’ll just let them help you. Being strong and independent is all well and good, but you’re perhaps a little in danger of over-estimating what you can achieve. Stop rushing ahead, take a break and allow somebody else to be the boss for a bit. You’ll soon be back on form with a clearer perspective.
VIRGO August 23 - September 22 Your intuition is what will guide you through the chaos and into a better place. Don’t worry about the finer points, just go with the flow and you’ll find that life becomes much smoother. Between the 20th and the 22nd, don’t let yourself be pushed around by people who are only looking after their own interests.
LIBRA September 23 - October 22 The new Moon in Aries on the 10th April means a new beginning in connection with close relationships. Finish off what needs clearing before that date and make a promise to yourself that this part of your life is going to get better and better. Think of it as an emotional spring clean.
SCORPIO October 23 - November 21 You’ll find at the moment that your talent lies in your ability to understand what’s hidden or secret. You’re a real detective - no one will be able to pull the wool over your eyes and you won’t stand for any nonsense either. Use this power wisely though – if you’re deceptive or dishonest, something could come back and bite you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 - December 21 You might be losing yourself a little bit at the moment - becoming what everyone else wants you to be. Time to break free and become yourself – the real you. The way to do this is to have fun – to let go and do what you want to do. The 22nd and 24th bring positive changes.
CAPRICORN December 22 - January 19 You might have to accept the fact that from the 12th you’re going to have to go over old ground. Situations and projects which you thought were done with may have to be reviewed and maybe even started again. This is all for the best though – they weren’t right in the first place.
AQUARIUS January 20 - February 18 Everything is quite changeable at the moment. One minute you’re strolling through life quietly and the next you’re being swept along. The trick is to go with it and enjoy the ride - being adaptable will take you a long way. Between the 18th and the 22nd speak out and don’t be afraid to assert yourself.
PISCES February 19 - March 20 This month, close relationships will bring opportunities for you to get the support and reassurance you need. Sometimes expressing your feelings isn’t easy. Right now, don’t be afraid to rock the boat – in fact the more forward you are the better. Direct speech will get direct results.
SHARON WARD IS A QUALIFIED ASTROLOGER AND A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGERS INTERNATIONAL. HER DEBUT NOVEL ‘ALBOTAIN’S TREASURE’ IS AVAILABLE AS A PAPERBACK AND KINDLE FROM AMAZON. £1 FROM EACH PAPERBACK SALE AND 50P FROM EACH EBOOK SALE WILL GO TO THE CHARITY BORN FREE. You could win a copy of Sharon’s novel ‘Albotain’s Treasure’ when you visit www.sharonward.co.uk
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NEWS IN NUMBERS
NEWS IN NUMBERS 600
ÂŁ600 worth of fares taken from a good samaritan cabbie.
1 New Pope elected an 76 year old Argentinan called Jorge Mario Bergogilo.
200 charity sends 200 bicycles to Africa.
Blizzard conditions bring chaos to the island.
Million plan to move war memorial.
10 pint coach driver is jailed for a month.
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APRIL 2013 FOR MORE GREAT LOCAL EVENTS AND BUSINESSES VISIT WWW.THEBESTOFGUERNSEY.CO.UK
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THE WEDDING SHOW AT THE VENUE
SUE & ELVIS
THE DOGHOUSE ELVIS IS BACK! New to The Doghouse - Sue & Elvis. Many locals will remember Sue & Elvis (Sue & Brian Richards) appearing at the former Apartment Bar in town. Now you can enjoy them once again with their monthly gigs on the second Wednesday of each month from 10pm. Make a night of it and book a table for dinner then enjoy the entertainment.
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The Wedding Show at The Venue is a must for anyone planning a wedding. Exhibitors include jewellery, music, food, travel, flowers, photography and more. FREE admission & complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz. Additional parking available at Le Chalet Hotel.
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WINE TASTING WEEKENDS IN HERM HERM ISLAND
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Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a keen amateur, you’re guaranteed a weekend to remember in Herm. With talks from Guernsey’s wine merchants and champagne / wine-tasting, this package includes evening meal, breakfast, return Travel Trident tickets, wine tasting and Sunday lunch.
20.04.13 – 28.04.13
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CHARITY BINGO NIGHT IN AID OF RNLI £10.00 INCL. BASKET MEAL // 18.45 - 22.00 TEL: 07781 100590 // NAOMI.CHARITY@CWGSY.NET
The Guernsey lifeboat Guild presents their charity bingo night in aid of the RNLI. All proceeds will go towards new engines for the Guernsey Lifeboat ‘Spirit of Guernsey’. Bingo / raffle tickets to be bought on the night. Book your tickets in advance. Eyes down from 7.30pm.
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SPRING FLORAL FESTIVAL WEEK 2013 TEL: 07781 131164 // WWW.FLORALGUERNSEY.CO.UK
Experience the beauty of Guernsey in the spring with Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week - a programme of walks, talks, lectures, open gardens and workshops which can be enjoyed by expert gardeners and beginners alike.
CINEGUERNSEY THE KID WITH A BIKE FROSSARD THEATRE, CANDIE GARDENS
£8 (NON-MEMBERS), £6.50 (MEMBERS & STUDENTS) // 19.30 - 21.00 TEL: 747280 // WWW.CINEGUERNSEY.COM
Directed by the Dardennes Brothers, ‘The Kid with a Bike’ follows Cyril, a troubled 11 year-old boy, as he tries to find his precious bike and his father who’s left him in a care home. Along the way he meets Samantha, a hairdresser, who agrees to foster him at weekends. Rated 12A. Tickets can be booked at www.guernseytickets.gg
THE BWCI YOUTH PROMOTION SERIES - SEBASTIAN GRAND PIANO
ST JAMES CONCERT HALL £12, £10, £8 (RESTRICTED VIEW) FREE (STUDENTS ) // 20.00 TEL: 711361 // WWW.GUERNSEYTICKETS.GG
As part of The BWCI Youth Promotions Series, The St James Youth Promotions present Sebastian Grand - Piano. This is the first solo recital Sebastian has given at St James.
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LES COTILS – HARRY BOUND ROOM
BEAU SEJOUR CONCOURSE KITCHEN
‘RISKY BUSINESS’ ELLETREPRENEURS £25.00 (NON MEMBERS) // 12.00 – 14.00 TEL: 710485 // WWW.WDFORUM.ORG
As part of the Women’s Development Forum, Elletrepreneurs meetings are designed for women running their own businesses and/ or working in partnership in enterprising business ventures. ‘Risky Business’ will include guest speakers shedding light on strategies to keep your business safe. Free for WDF members.
CHOUET BEACH £FREE // 11.30 MARTYNLOWE@CWGSY.NET
Come down to Chouet beach to watch Guernsey’s only banger racing club in action. Contact is permitted resulting in lots of heart-stopping moments during these exciting races.
THE FARMHOUSE FESTIVAL OF JAZZ 2013 - THE RAT PACK
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
SPORT & FITNESS
SEAFOOD AND SIDES COOKERY COURSE £195 // 18.30 – 21.00 TEL: 720969 // INFO@ SUECOOUTSIDECATERING.COM
Summer is on its way so embrace the challenge of mastering the skills of sea food preparation, cooking and serving on this five week Tuesday course with Sueco Cookery School at Beau Sejour Concourse Kitchen. A few places left so reserve your space now!
04.05.13 - 12.05.13
HEALTHSPAN SPRING WALKING WEEK ISLANDWIDE
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Discover Guernsey and its rich history whilst improving your health through exercise with a wide choice of stunning walks during Healthspan’s Spring Walking Week. The 2013 walks are led by expert guides and offer an exceptional opportunity to keep fit in relaxed and beautiful settings.
EVENT OF THE MONTH
THE FARMHOUSE HOTEL & RESTAURANT £29.95 // 19.00 - 23.45 TEL: 264181 // WWW.THEFARMHOUSE.GG
The Farmhouse Festival of Jazz 2013 presents The Great American Songbook Series starting with ‘The Rat Pack’. Be taken on a musical journey from an iconic era whilst enjoying a 3 course meal, coffee and petit fours. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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SO HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
An internet campaign to reward a homeless man who returned a Diamond engagement ring to a woman (Sarah Darling) after it fell into his cup as she gave him some change, has raised more than £100,000. The donation page GiveForward.com was set up by Bill Krejic, the fiancé of Sarah Darling who was touched by Mr Harris’ kindness. Mr Harris, who usually sleeps under a bridge, said a distraught Ms Darling returned to him two days later after failing to find him the previous day. Luckily, Mr Harris had kept a tight grip on the ring, in the hope of giving it back to its rightful owner. He said that his upbringing helped him to do the right thing: ‘My grandfather was a reverend. He raised me from the time I was six months old and I thank the good Lord he did’. See more of the story on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=MYyIwMr-UUo
Police officers in the West Midlands could be in the dog house after a police dog apparently filed a witness statement. The brief statement, on behalf of police dog Peach, read: ‘I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach’, conveniently signed at the bottom with a print of the Alsatian's pawmark. It was reportedly written in response to a barrage of requests from the Crown Prosecution Service for an account from PC Peach on a crime, despite officers continually telling the CPS that Peach was a dog.
THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE
Potty officials tried to put a spring in the step of locals in southern China - by secretly painting their grass green overnight. The bright green lawns were created by Town Hall gardeners in a bid to make residents "more cheerful and productive". However, the hoax was discovered after ‘the paint came off’ on peoples’ shoes, with local He Wan saying ‘what kind of fool tried to beat nature like this?’ Red-faced local officials admit they did paint the lawns, but claim special nutrients in the tint will help the grass grow. ‘People feel more positive, cheerful and productive when Spring is here and everything is green and new’ explained a spokesman.
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(Cheyenne, USA) To step on someone’s fingers
RATION YOUR CHEESE!
(Eastern Arabic) Plums
Bad weather resulted in the production of Mild cheddar cheese from Guernsey Dairy being suspended, but we’re happy to report it will return to our shelves before the end of March, managers say. Production stopped back in November because of a shortage of milk in Guernsey. Bad weather hit local dairy farmers hard in 2012 and resulted in a significant drop in the quantity of milk being produced. The shortage even led to some milk having to be brought in from Jersey to meet demand, shocking! Mild cheddar - which takes around three months to produce - has been in short supply ever since. Guernsey Dairy said that production began again at the beginning of 2013 and mild cheddar should be back on the shelves soon.
(Tagalog, Philippines) An edible bird’s nest
(Hindi) The flesh of a kite
(Venda, South Africa) A round pebble taken from a crocodile’s stomach and swallowed by a chief
Police in San Diego believe two burglars who stole a jukebox from a Hooters restaurant thought it was a cash machine (seriously?). The dopey duo tried to back a pick-up truck through the glass door and into the restaurant, but when they discovered the door opening wasn't big enough for the truck, they simply towed the jukebox outside, lifted it into the truck and drove away. The suspects, believed to be two males in their late teens or 20s, got away with the jukebox, but police believe it wasn’t their intended haul, saying that the duo ‘may have confused the jukebox with an ATM machine’. Steve Price, a regular at the restaurant, said: "Maybe with all the drinks and all the 'hooters' going around, their brains were just not thinking straight."
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INTER INSULAR BONANZA WEEKEND
HOCKEY INTER INSULAR BONANZA WEEKEND The Senior hockey Inter Insulars took place on Saturday 16 March with six Mens teams and three ladies teams battling it out on the pitches at Footes Lane. Friendly rivalry between Jersey and Guernsey added to the competitive element with Guernsey winning seven of the nine trophies on offer. In front of a large crowd, the Ladies 1st XI squad won 2-0 with Laura Webber finding the back of the net within five minutes of the start and Tracey Powell scoring the second. The Men’s 1st XI game was the final match of the day. With a nail biting score of 3-3 in the final minutes of the game, the skill and pace of flying Dutchman Rix Dijxhoorn flummoxed the Jersey defence and led to him being accredited with the fourth and winning goal of the game for Guernsey. Earlier the Ladies 3rds had won 6-0; Izzy Wray and Jayne Carter both scoring twice and Sophie Torode and Izzy Lown getting one a piece. Guernsey showed their strength and depth in the remaining Mens matches with a hat-trick for Rob Newton giving
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the 3rds a 3-0 win, the 4ths turned in a convincing 9-2 performance, the Veteran fifths scored a last minute goal to claim a 4-3 victory and the sixth XI found astonishing finishing powers in the last ten minutes to come back from 1-0 down and score four goals to claim the match 4-1. The PwC Hockey academy boys squads did not fare so well on Sunday. Two matches for the U13 development squad, one each at U15 and U17 level all went to Jersey. In a reversal of the previous day’s fortune the Jersey U17 squad scored in the last minute of the match making that game 4-3. Saturday 23 March sees the Men’s Island 1st XI in action with an evening push back of 6p.m. at Footes Lane in their home draw against South Cheshire in the semi-final of the England Hockey Men’s Trophy competition. The Island Ladies 1st XI play their semi-final in the EH Women’s Vase competition at Footes Lane on Sunday 7 April with a 2p.m. push back. All spectators are welcome.
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WHITE COLLAR BOXING
WHITE COLLAR BOXING - ST PIERRE PARK HOTEL Photgraphy Sean Sarre The One2One White Collar Boxing Show at St Pierre Park Hotel was a huge sell-out success. The 20 boxers involved came from all walks of life and professions, with some of them losing up to 2 stone within 12 weeks. All but one of the 10 well-matched bouts went the distance. Organiser Christopher Leavey said One2One had given many people the life experience of training and participating in what is factually both mentally and physically the world’s toughest sport. Regardless of the results there were no losers on the night with each finding something about themselves which they never knew in terms of dedication, application, discipline, self-belief and hard work, said Mr Leavey.
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MARK LE GALLEZ
With this months theme being '1984' we spoke with a Guernsey old school 'rocknrolla' and a Guernsey new school 'rocknrolla'. By day Mark makes things run smoothly in production at the Guernsey Press and at night he doths his Crazy Crowman outfit along with many others as he plays in many bands. Tyler by day teaches guitar and pulls pints at the Cock n Bull. By night is the lead singer and guitarist of 'The Last of the Light Brigade'.
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LA VIE BONNE
Favourite possession I'm not really a material guy, though I'm very possessive about what I do have. I've been wearing a ring I bought from this gypsy stall at Jersey Live for years now, cost me 8 quid I think. That'll do.
I don't really do possessions i just have lots of stuff that seems to be all over the place but possibly i would say Miss Sugar my 19th century banjo.
Favourite place in the world Have to say Herm and Sark really I have been to a lot of places but I find that my overthinking brain can calm down in the smaller islands.
Sawmills Studio. The most beautiful place I have ever been during the cold months of February 2012. Unfortunately when we recorded there we were so taken back by the picturesque surroundings we forgot about producing the album!
Favourite colour Red and black
Erm, shite question.
Favourite animal Cats, bats and crows
Cow. I'm all for equality amongst animals and cows seem to be the Jews of the farmyard.
Favourite smell I quite like the smell of vanish and it means your carpet is clean so Christmas that is nice eh? And chocolate lynx whoever thought of chocolate deodorant is a genius. I smell of chocolate today. Chocolate armpits who would have thought it. Favourite way to spend a weekend Recording in Hackney with my mates in London. Which also reminds me how lucky I am to live here though once I said in a music mag that Guernsey was boring. I regret saying that as it is not true.
With my family & friends. Good food and the finest wines available to humanity (you won't get the reference until the 'favourite film' question)
Favourite Guernsey beach It's a secret place.
Petit Port, me an Mark used to go down there and pretend our fishing rods were guitars and sing and no one could hear us. We still do it.
Favourite food I like a nice biscuit to be honest anything with jam in the middle and the cream bit in is nice also and you can't knock a jaffa cake for style. You always know where you are with a jaffa cake it never lets you down.
I love food, and cooking. Me and my Dad are quite well known for producing good tucker on regular occasions. I guess Indian food is still my favourite.
Favourite ice-cream flavour Pistachio
I don't eat the stuff. Over-rated.
Favourite restuarant I am more of a tea room person really, the Cobo one is very nice. They do a nice cup of tea and a bit of cake and you can leave when you like and not have to feel you have to stay and get bored like you do in a lot of places.
Le Bouche à Oreille. Doesn't that make me sound Cultured? Small humble restaurant in France that my lovely girlfriend took me to for my birthday. You must go, if you can find it….
Favourite pastime Writing, singing, cooking, running, thinking, laughing and loving. Crow watching on my bicycle. There are some great places to watch crows on the island. There are usually 3. Favourite film I have to say Cross of Iron, starring the wonderful Mr James Coburn. It Submarine made a huge impression recently. I'm quite a fan of british works on two levels although he is a german soldier he is a decent man film when I think about it. Withnail and I is probably still my favourite. caught up in an indecent situation. Favourite book Any of Bukowskis really i think i have read most of them.
Fifty Shades of Grey………. Ha. The book of Ebenezer Le Page.
Favourite lyric Couldn't possibly answer this without boring you to tears with a Wham bam I'm in a traffic jam. It is also my most unfavourite and I wrote paragraph full, so I'll pass. it. 2000 dancing mods in the Ulster Hall can't be wrong surely. I knew I had hit the small time at that point and obscurity beckoned. Favourite person My mum, she is pretty nice usually unless she is trying to lift something Anybody with an open mind, thoughts and personality. heavy and I catch her out and we have a bit of a ding dong. Favourite celebrity Most of them are dead. I don't like many of the ones that are alive.
I jus luv every1 famous lol i read the star n get all the goss but only 1 fave <3bieiber 4 life<3 aint got no time 4 no h8ers.
Favourite thing to splurge on Any steampunk items unfortunately!
Shoes. I'm a metrosexual man after all.
Favourite memory Anything to do with my Dad really. All favourite memories with him. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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I am lucky enough to have so many with LOTLB. Jersey Live 2010 is definitely up there. I like to think I have a separate favoured memory with everybody. So you'll have to ask me yourself.
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FACEBOOK - THE REAL BIG BROTHER?
FACEBOOK words | Emma Fawson
The Real Big Brother?
EORGE ORWELL’S 1984, WRITTEN IN 1949, IS A DYSTOPIAN SATIRE IN WHICH A TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT REIGNS, REWRITING HISTORY, CONTROLLING THE THOUGHTS OF THE POPULATION, AND OF COURSE, WATCHING THEM THROUGH THEIR TELEVISION SETS. THE LEADER OF THIS GOVERNMENT, KNOWN ONLY AS ‘BIG BROTHER’, IS AN OMNISCIENT FIGURE. LIKE GOD, HE IS ALL-SEEING AND ALL-KNOWING. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU… It’s easy to see why Orwell feared that this could be Britain’s future. Stalin’s control of the Soviet Union only lacked the advanced technology described in the novel, and his regime had many supporters in Britain. Wartime government legislation had not yet been discarded; rationing was still in force, and the government still controlled what our farmers grew to feed us. Wartime slogans such as “careless talk costs lives” still rang in the ears of the nation. Spies could still be everywhere, so, like the characters in 1984, people still had to be careful about what they said to whom. The British government was also spying on the population. Of course, they didn’t call it that. They called it ‘mass observation’. In a bid to find out what the man in the street thought of life during and after the war, people were employed to listen to conversations on buses, in post office queues and pubs, taking notes and reporting their findings. The government also asked people to send in diaries of their daily lives. Could this really be a precursor to the future Orwell outlined in his novel? More than sixty years after Orwell wrote that novel; ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Thought Police’ are terms we still use to describe excessive government interference or control. The suggestion that we should all carry identity cards was greeted with horror, and various city councils have been forced to take down CCTV cameras following accusations of spying. If George Orwell came back from the dead now, though, it wouldn’t be CCTV or identity cards that would make him think he got it right (if a few years early). It would be Facebook. You see, the government doesn’t need to employ people to listen to conversations any more. It doesn’t need to ask people to send their diaries to be read by a voyeuristic civil servant. A spotty geek from America called Mark Zuckerberg saved them all the trouble, by inventing a website on which people voluntarily tell complete strangers all about their lives.
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Facebook has achieved something even Orwell’s Big Brother couldn’t manage. Global mass observation. Any totalitarian regime has the thoughts of the whole world available to it at the touch of a button. Big Brother doesn’t need a special transceiving television set to see into your living room. He just needs a computer. Periodically, Facebookers will post up statuses about privacy settings which can be applied to stop this, that or the other being seen by various authorities. It never seems to occur to people that it would be much simpler not to post every little detail about yourself on a website. The police can get access to people’s Facebook pages, but if you select this setting or that setting, they can’t see your profile – or you could just refrain from mentioning that you’ve just sold a large amount of dope… There has been massive objection to the use of body-scanners in airports. How dare this government force us to bare all in blurry images to airport officials? We can’t allow our rights to privacy to be eroded like this, even though we are happy for Facebook ‘friends’ who we barely know to see those pictures of the office party that got out of hand… It is strange how we have invited the much-feared Big Brother into our homes. People believe that mobile phones are used to track our movements by the government, but they still go out and buy them, whilst damning the aforementioned government for spying on them. They aren’t forcing you to buy one, you know. For some strange reason, the modern world seems to be full of people who want to air their dirty linen in public. People are falling over themselves to get on The Jeremy Kyle Show, and tell the world all about their promiscuity, but you can bet that those same people would have something to say about their civil liberties if there was a CCTV camera pointing into their bedroom. Then there’s Twitter, where we can tell Big Brother what we are having for breakfast. George Orwell must be revolving so fast in his grave by now, we could use him to power the National Grid. He saw a future in which people were forced to give up their privacy. I doubt he ever would have believed that people would give it up without a fight, not out of fear, but out of desire. We’ve created a goldfish-bowl environment that Stalin would have cherished. We’ve given the government all the information they want, and we will be entirely to blame if they decide to use it for their own benefit. Big Brother is watching…
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Words | Kay Worthington
words | Kay Worthington
THE YEAR THAT NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN GUERNSEY In the same way that Guernsey prepared for the long anticipated Apocalypse which was supposed to occur on 21st December 2012, (small paragraph in the Press urging us all to buy local and perhaps get another litre of blue milk (it keeps longer) and a couple of pounds of potatoes in, just in case), or the doom-ridden Millennium Bug, which was supposed to cause planes to fall from the skies and all episodes of Eastenders and Corrie to be put on hold for the foreseeable future, so it was that we who were alive then, approached 1984 with a strange feeling of déjà vu. We had read George Orwell at school, so we therefore implicitly understood that without doubt, Guernsey would soon be run under a totalitarian ideological regime when all the workers were told what to do, what to think and were just numbers, spied upon in their workplaces and everyday existences by the grand voyeur Big Brother ….. hang on a minute? Fact or fiction here? One looks around Guernsey today and wonders………! I approached 1984 in the same vein that I had approached 1983; with glee! The world was my oyster. I had visited the Big Smoke, worked there for a while, but returned to Guernsey in lurve. My ra ra skirts were as swishy as ever, we still stayed in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest in a rather cynical manner, but all the same, who can forget the classic which won that year BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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“Diggi-Loo Digg-Ley” by a Swedish postironic group. This was the year that LA held the Summer Olympics. Having been amazed at the time by the 84 grand pianos thundering out “Rhapsody in Blue” and lots of ladies floating around in gauzy frocks looking like Ginger Rogers, I revisited the opening ceremony on that interweb thingy, YouTube. What a disappointment! I can tell you that Kenneth Branagh spouting Shakespeare in a stove pipe hat and people jumping around on NHS beds for the opening 2012 London Olympics were far superior. The Paralympics had Coldplay and Rhianna for heaven’s sake! I liked the fact that the UK seemed in control and appears far superior when it comes to presenting sentiment than the US! We get the tone just right. We are neither maudlin, nor un-emotionally attached. Try listening to Michael Buerk’s report on the growing famine in Ethiopia – after hearing it, Midge Ure and Sir Bob put together the famous “Do they know it’s Christmas” song, raising awareness of the suffering and huge amounts of money for charity. Good old US of A came along a bit late, no surprise there then, and created their own charity single, once again showing that whilst the UK is small – it has a huge heart. This was still pre-Diana’s demise and the “Great Collective Quivering of the United Kingdom’s Bottom Lip” don’t forget….. We were on the edge of a new generation of technological inventions. I was Queen of the Space Invaders machines down at Moores Hotel. OK, I now can’t work out how to PS2, PSP, or Wii for the life of me now, but when the going got tough in those heady days when Wham ruled the world, I could outwit any Pac Man anywhere…..
The phones we used were all found in phone boxes. A strange concept. One had to be equipped with money – do you remember that? Not a plastic card, but clinky stuff you fed into the strange box under the telephone to enable you to be connected to your best friend’s house. No one had mobile phones in those days – no one in Guernsey anyway, unless you were terribly rich, and terribly strong – you needed a back pack just to carry around the battery pack, and the mobile phone had a battery life of about 30 minutes. Downside was that the telephone boxes always smelt of wee. And five day old curry. I had reason to go into one outside the Doghouse looking for a cab one Saturday morning, and strangely enough – still smelt of curry…… The 1980’s were definitely a decade of decadence when anything was possible and the more money you had, the more you showed off. 1984 was terribly good in the red braces department I remember. These had been imported from London – at huge cost no doubt. They probably had to hire a special plane just to fly them over. Luckily, it was just a fad, although there can still be sightings of the said twangy items during professional get-togethers occasionally. 1984 was a good year in retrospect. Guernsey was still a viable place to visit and opportunities were available for all. When Whistlers, Berties Winebar, the Sunset Strip café, and Barbarellas were still going strong and the cost of a local house was less than a posh car nowadays. Still, in those days I didn’t have an iPad. My NBFF! 1984, so many memories, so little time.
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1984 MAJOR EVENTS IN THE GUERNSEY PRESS
MAJOR EVENTS IN THE GUERNSEY PRESS words | Nick Mollet
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1984 MAJOR EVENTS IN THE GUERNSEY PRESS
ATTEMPTS to introduce ‘weekend jail’ sentences were rejected, glue sniffing was prevalent amongst the island’s youth and the average house price in Guernsey was less than £40,000.
The lease to Jethou was sold to a Cayman Islands lawyer for £500,000-plus.
A packet of 20 Benson and Hedges Gold cigarettes cost 78p, a pint of local Bitter in a public bar was 57p and at least 59p in lounge bars, a bottle of Teachers whisky was £4.75 and a gallon of four-star petrol would set you back £1.32.
A leading Guernsey butchery company, Chilcott and Sons (1966) Ltd pulled some of its business out of the States markets due to trade in fresh meat slowing up.
Guernsey’s retailers made no attempt to follow British retailers in demanding an end to restrictions on Sunday trading and States legislation was finally passed to allow parents to take their children out for bar lunches. Actor Oliver Reed ended up in court after being arrested in his underspants following a rum session in town and vet Maurice Kirk went on hunger strike in prison and fire broke out in his cell. That was life in Guernsey in 1984! And prior to September that year same-sex sexual activity was illegal in the island - but after decriminalisation the age of consent was set at 21. Early that year storm damage ripped away the length of the slipway on the La Vallette side of the Half Moon Restaurant. Guernsey’s biggest civil engineering project for decades began after a 100-tonne crane arrived in the island for work on the North Beach re-development for a new car park and marina. Night drilling was later halted after noise complaints. There were 956 people registered as unemployed and a further 250 on temporary employment schemes, but in June the jobless total fell below 500 for the first time since October 1980. It later fell further to below 300. More than 500 people were evacuated from Beau Sejour Leisure Centre after a smokebomb ignited in a lift. Sixteen seamen died and nine were rescued from the stricken Liberian grain carrier Radiant Med when it sank 19-miles southwest of Guernsey. After a summer drought islanders were complaining that the cost of a potato in some bags was 5p each - including dirt.
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A new roundabout system was introduced at the Red Lion filter and the Cellar Club, part of Le Truchot ‘twilight zone’, was razed to the ground. Terracotta sections for the facade of Grandfare supermarket in Market Square were shipped to the UK for repair and refurbishment after fire the previous summer.
The ormer population was in decline with statistics showing the commonest catch was nil. Fire caused severe damage to the New Hermitage Hotel at Les Croutes, St Peter Port. In March 1984, the 157-year-old building housing The Little Theatre and Renoir’s nightspot, was destroyed by fire - with arson suspected. A nuclear warning sign went off by accident - forcing hundreds of anxious islanders to jam the emergency services’ switchboards. The average local market house price in March was £33,570 for 62 sales that month. It was the coldest March since 1971. Charroterie was chosen as the site for the new States building - later to be nicknamed ‘Custard Castle’. Guernsey’s RPI rose by 5.1% over the previous 12 months to the end of March.
Guernsey hosted National Powerboat Week and the Queen Mother arrived via the Royal ship Britannia. A £450,000 contract for the restoration of St James’s Church began and Herm Travel Trident IV made its maiden voyage. Summer that year saw the UK Home Secretary Leon Brittan ask the Channel Islands to consider making an annual payment towards defence expenditure and the cost of international representation undertaken by the UK on behalf of the islands. It was announced that Guernsey was likely to lose its last full-time cinema The Gaumont. A campaign to save it was later launched. The then Insurance Authority president Conseiller Bob Chilcott admitted abuse of the island’s social insurance benefits system was widespread. Some islanders would argue nothing much has changed since. It was also revealed nearly 1,000 men and women had arrived in Guernsey in the first half of 1984 and had found work. Guernsey had its sunniest July since 1971 and jet services started to the island. Chas ‘N’ Dave, Billy Connolly and The Shadows all appeared at Beau Sejour. British Ferries took over ferry services to the Channel Islands from Sealink after docker strikes, with more than 300 tonnes of tomatoes having to be dumped as they could not be exported. Exports of celery trebled in almost a year.
In April, Vale Rec clinched the Priaulx League football title for the fourth successive year.
It was announced a new passenger-freight roll-on roll-off ferry service would be opearted by Channel Island Ferries Ltd from Portsmouth-Guernsey from April 2005.
Heavy demand for telephones in the St Peter Port area led to subscribers having 6-digit numbers starting with the number 7.
A total of 51 sailboards were attached nose to bow to form a huge snake at Pembroke to create a new World Record.
May saw proposals to increase the price of milk by 1p to 26p a pint. Guernsey lost the football Muratti at Springfield in Jersey 6-2 after-extra-time in front of 3,400 spectators. More than 1,200 civil servants were granted a cost of living pay rise plus 0.8%. The Board of Administration sough interested parties for the leasing of Brehon Tower.
Personally, on the sporting front, 1984 was a good year for me. I represented Guernsey in the youthservice inter-insular and captained Vale Rec to a Corbet Cup final win against St Martin’s. I also finished 327th in my one and only Hash House Milk Run Half Marathon in 1 hour 43 minutes and 46 seconds after having to walk about a mile with cramp after starting off too quickly. Where have the years gone?
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Charlotte Breed: Human Age: 20 Likes: Dancing, organising and baking
PET OF THE MONTH
Dislikes: Being cold and baked beans If you were an animal what would you be?: A tortoise because they hibernate through winter Most like to do in life?: See the world and master the perfect sponge An interesting fact about you: My eyes change colour daily
Breed: Bichon Frise Age: 5 Likes: His humpy teddy, eating, barking at things and generally being naughty Dislikes: Being brushed, pickled onion monster munch and being woken up If you were a human what would you be?: He would be a 20s gangster or mafia boss aka The Godfather Most like to do in life?: The same as he does everyday - be naughty, eat, get tired and want cuddles or figure out how to open the food cupboard An interesting fact about your pet: He comes from a long line of Crufts' winners and kneads his humpy teddy because he copied the cat.
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GUERNSEY AIR DISPLAY
IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO SUPPORT THE GUERNSEY AIR DISPLAY BECOME A FRIEND! The Guernsey Air Display is the central focus of Guernsey’s annual Battle of Britain Week that raises much needed funds for the vital work carried out by the Royal Air Force Association to support both serving and ex-service men and women.
operations or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, the RAF Association is there to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families. The Guernsey Air Display and the RAF Association need all the support that the Bailiwick of Guernsey can give them. To Become A Friend of the Guernsey Air Display, visit www.eventguernsey.com and follow the links to the Guernsey Air Display or call (01481) 728686. Payment can be either by cheque, cash or online.
For many years, on the second Thursday in September, the skies of St. Peter Port have been filled with the majesty and poignancy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (the BBMF) – the Lancaster, the Spitfire and the Hurricane - all providing an important visual historic reminder of the aircraft that RAF pilots and their crew flew with such fearsome courage and selfless bravery in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The BBMF is joined, each year, by a collection of different aircraft including the aerobatic teams of The Blades, the RV8tors and the WingWalkers plus the supersonic sound of the F-16 and the balletic manoeuvring of the helicopter Black Cats … to name but a few. The unmistakable colour, the red, white and blue smoke trails and the split second precision flying of The Red Arrows is the traditional finale to the Guernsey Air Display – one of Guernsey’s most popular outdoor events as people flock to Castle Cornet and line the east coast to get the best views of the magnificent men in their Flying Machines. And islanders, of all ages, can now play an active role in supporting the Guernsey Air Display – by Becoming A Friend. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive and each Friend’s membership (just £10 per annum) makes a real difference to the Guernsey Air Display. For £10 per year, becoming a Friend of the Air Display includes:
• Personal Guernsey Air Display Enamel Pin Badge that is bespoke to each year
• Name on the “Friends Of” page in the official souvenir programme
• The opportunity to win one of three pairs of VIP tickets to view the Air Display from the lunchtime Reception at Castle Cornet on 12 September (11am to 1.30pm)
The Friends of the Guernsey Air Display programme is a great way to engage the imagination of children and to further help learn and understand the importance of why the Guernsey Air Display and the Battle of Britain Week are staged each year. Whether you are an aircraft enthusiast, have a member of the family who is serving or who has served in the Royal Air Force or have a young relative who loves all things “aviator focused”, Become a Friend of the Guernsey Air Display.
A Few Highlights of the RAF Association’s Work: Storybook Wings Provides a vital link between serving parents and their children. Parents can record bedtime stories, with personal messages, for their children to listen to whilst they are away on service. The RAF Association provides the recording equipment and facilities for editing and sound mixing and a soundtrack can be added to give each story a really special feel. The complete CD is sent to the child in a personalised CD cover and is ready for them to listen to whenever they like. Video Messaging This new video messaging facility recently launched in Afghanistan to allow serving personnel record video messages and email them directly to family and friends back home. Private cabin booths have been set up to allow personnel to record a high quality, 60 second video postcard which can be sent to their loved ones wherever they are in the world. Homes from Home The RAF Association and the RAF Benevolent Fund jointly own and run three respite care homes situated across England. Homes from Home offer respite short stays and breaks. The fully trained and friendly staff are able to provide specialised care and support for those who need that little extra assistance with facilities available to cater for a wide variety of needs. Each of the homes provides a warm and friendly environment with plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people.
2013 marks a special anniversary for the Royal Air Forces Association – its 70th since it was founded in 1943. The RAF Association provides welfare support to the RAF Family and exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness. Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his or her feet, or a young child missing their parent who is away on overseas
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‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few’ air superiority, the battle ended the threat that Hitler would launch Operation Sea Lion, a proposed amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain. In August 1940, the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons:
The Battle of Britain, from 10 July to 31 October 1940, was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. From July 1940, coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres, such as Portsmouth, were the main targets: one month later, the German Luftwaffe shifted its attacks to RAF airfields and infrastructure. As the battle progressed, the Luftwaffe also targeted aircraft factories and ground infrastructure. Eventually the Luftwaffe resorted to attacking areas of political significance and using terror bombing strategy. The failure of Germany to achieve its objectives of destroying Britain’s air defences, or forcing Britain to negotiate an armistice or an outright surrender, is considered its first major defeat and a crucial turning point in the Second World War. By preventing Germany from gaining
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“The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. “All our hearts go out to the fighter pilots, whose brilliant actions we see with our own eyes day after day; but we must never forget that all the time, night after night, month after month, our bomber squadrons travel far into Germany, find their targets in the darkness by the highest navigational skill, aim their attacks, often under the heaviest fire, often with serious loss, with deliberate careful discrimination, and inflict shattering blows upon the whole of the technical and war-making structure of the Nazi power. On no part of the Royal Air Force does the weight of the war fall more heavily than on the daylight bombers who will play an invaluable part in the case of invasion and whose unflinching zeal it has been necessary in the meanwhile on numerous occasions to restrain.“
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INTERWORK SERVICES HELPS GUERNSEY COMPANIES RECRUIT AND RETAIN SKILLED , DEDICATED EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES. Interwork Services, a specialist supported employment and recruitment service within the States of Guernsey Health and Social Services Department (HSSD). The team work tirelessly to support disabled adults in their quest for employment and ensuring that once companies recruit their clients they are retained as employees. The recruitment process at Interwork Services is in-depth going beyond that of a typical recruitment agency with the intention of ensuring a perfect fit for the role that is found. In the first instance a new candidate is met to determine if they meet the criteria, for registration, once successful the candidate is assigned a Employment Support Officer (ESO). The assigned ESO spends the next 12 weeks getting to know the candidate before any job searching is undertaken. Over these 12 weeks the candidate is assessed in a variety of situations to ensure full understanding of the areas in which they excel and the barriers they may face. Once a role is fulfilled the process of support continues well into the probationary period with the ESO attending the work place with the candidate and supporting them in their initial learning curve for their new job. Once, and only when the ESO is happy that the candidate is undertaking their working responsibilities successfully, the daily support is reduced.
there was no additional risk in employing an adult with a degree of disability over someone without disability, but there was probably more to gain! Gareth has proved that our decision was the right one to make and the whole team very much enjoy working with him.” Denise Lay (Vice President of Finance)
“Shelly joined CT Plus in April 2012 and her role has expanded as her confidence has grown. She is now our main point of contact for Customer Services and has excellent rapport with our customers. We envisage her responsibilities to grow in time whilst Shelly develops her skills.” Camilla Poole (Operations Manager), CT Plus Simon Robert has been employed as a Gardener assistant at Paulo’s Gardening Works for almost 3 years. He works fulltime and is very happy in his job. He says he feels supported and gets on with everyone at work. Interwork Services brokered the position with Paulo de Freitas, owner and manager at Paulo’s Gardening Works and Simon’s Employment Support Officer (ESO) keeps in regular contact with both Simon and Paulo throughout the year.
Interwork Services work with people with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning, sensory, mental health, autism and Asperger’s to acquired disabilities. Whilst initially viewed as a disability the level of dedication the new found employees deliver is often second to none, here are a few testimonials from existing employers and supporters of the scheme: “We are a small team here in our Guernsey office and an opportunity arose for an Accounts Assistant. Gareth was introduced to us by Interwork, as he had previously been employed as a Senior Trust Administrator prior to his stroke. Since his stroke, although he did secure employment in a variety of roles, his knowledge of bookkeeping had not been exploited. We decided to offer Gareth an opportunity to work in our small finance team. Myself and other team members dedicated thought and time to reviewing our existing financial processes ahead of Gareth’s start date, to ensure that we gave him the best possible chance to succeed in learning and mastering the job requirements. The very fact that we are a small team, meant that it was very important for us all that this level of dedication paid off. Nikki – Interwork Services Senior Support Officer also greatly assisted us during the first weeks. Her support was invaluable as she learnt Gareth’s role too as we provided training. She also compiled notes for Gareth and her assistance was invaluable. From the start, Gareth has proved himself to be a hard worker, learning quickly from initial mistakes. Gareth is also extremely reliable and displays an obvious enjoyment of work. After completing a 3 month intensive probation, we were delighted to confirm his permanent position with our company. He has become a valuable member of the team. From the outset, our senior management team was very supportive of providing this opportunity. There is always an element of risk in any recruitment. We firmly believed
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Paulo Owner of Paulo’s Gardening Works says that he thinks that the Supported Employment Service does a great job working the way they do. He feels that if the Supported Employment Service did not exist, someone like Simon would find it difficult to compete with other job-seekers and would be forever without a job. Paulo thinks that the extra support he and his supervisors put in to support Simon is well worth it and everyone benefits. Paulo states that “Simon is a hard worker, very helpful, a fantastic employee who always gives 100% at work.” “He is cheerful and happy and I know that when I give Simon a job to do it will be completed to a high standard.” After visiting Interwork Services Gallery Magazine feel passionately about the service they are providing. With over 160 candidates on their books the likelihood is they will have someone who fits the bill perfectly for many of the un-appointed roles in the market today. If you are an employer looking for a dedicated member of Staff or for further information then please contact Nicola IoannouDroushiotis on 701032 or e-mail nioannou-droushiotis@ hssd.gov.gg Disability - Change the way we think! GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
which is leading to many young people being able to experience volleyball, a sport they might not have had the opportunity to play before.” The club takes place on Friday evenings at Beau Sejour between 6 and 7pm. New players are always welcome. Just turn up dressed in sportswear, bring along a drink and bags of enthusiasm, plus £2.50.
BUTTERFIELD HELPS VOLLEYBALL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Further details of Volleyball activities can be found on the association’s website www. volleyballguernsey.com or e-mail gvasecretary@ hotmail.co.uk.
JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL HAS RECEIVED A BOOST THANKS TO CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP OF THE 3 TOUCH VOLLEYBALL CLUB BY BUTTERFIELD BANK. Three Touch Volleyball, a re-branded version of the game, has become the new driving force behind youth participation in the sport and, in conjunction with the Guernsey Sports Commission, the Guernsey Volleyball Association (GVA), a series of sessions have been run for primary and senior students in a number of the island’s schools. The club enables young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to learn volleyball skills and practice drills and improving their teamwork. Guernsey has over 200 registered volleyball players participating in four divisions comprising of mixed, ladies and men’s teams. Local players have the opportunity to participate in club training, mixed tournaments, an open tournament, Inter Insular annual clashes, off- island tours and the Island games.
FUND CORPORATION GUERNSEY SQUASH OPEN 2013
The event, sponsored by Fund Corporation in association with Trust Corporation, took place at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from Saturday 23 through to Sunday 24 February.
MORE THAN 40 PLAYERS FROM GUERNSEY AND THE UK COMPETED IN THE FUND CORPORATION GUERNSEY SQUASH SENIOR OPEN 2013 LAST WEEKEND.
The four contestants, dubbed “The Alternatives” to reflect the investment fund theme of the dinner, each had a five minute slot with the one voted by the audience as being funniest receiving a cash donation towards their Guernsey charity of choice.
The event, sponsored by Fund Corporation in association with Trust Corporation, took place at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from Saturday 23 through to Sunday 24 February. Individuals had the chance to compete in either the Men’s A, B or C events or the Ladies’ A event. UK player, Scott Legg, took the Men’s A title beating his team mate James Kearney from Essex. Legg made his way to the final after a close game against Guernsey player, Henry Birch.
“The 3 Touch Club is part of this development. It’s about belonging and we want to encourage the children to start in primary school. This club, under the guidance of Jen Lindfield and her team, fulfils that vision.
The Men’s B title was taken by 17 year old Charles Stenner who beat Nick Maunder, winning an impressive 11/3, 11/6, 11/4 and another Guernsey junior, Leo Fossey, won the Men’s C event beating Graham Fisher 3-0.
“With the invaluable assistance of Butterfield Bank, the 3 touch club’s Friday evening sessions have seen an increase in numbers and the enthusiastic youngsters, some as young as eight years old, are coached in the basics of the game in action packed weekly sessions.
In the Ladies’ final, Amy Stenner had a great win against her Island Games team- mate Katherine Jensen by getting off to a flying start and taking the first game 11/3. Even though the next two games were very tight, the game went Stenner’s way for her 3 nil victory and first Guernsey Open title.
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LOCAL CHARITIES BOOSTED BY £8,000 DONATION THANKS TO GIFA DINNER THE GUERNSEY INVESTMENT FUNDS ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL DINNER GUEST SPEAKER SLOT WAS REGARDED A SUCCESS AFTER FOUR LOCAL PERSONALITIES TOOK TO THE STAGE FOR A STAND-UP COMEDY PERFORMANCE RAISING £8,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN THE PROCESS.
Development officer Richard Skipper said: “The GVA has been working on improving the opportunities for young players in the sport, creating a youth development programme to help sustain and grow the sport in quantity and quality.”
“Many of our youngsters have gone on to represent Guernsey in the Under 17 inter insular competition including last season’s Butterfield junior players of the season, Callum Hockey and Laura Eggo,” said Mr Skipper.
Tournament director, Martin Watts, said: “Spectators witnessed some great matches throughout the weekend with many players excelling in their game. It’s also really good experience for our local players to have the opportunity to play against some UK talent. We are sincerely grateful to Fund Corporation and Trust Corporation for their continued support.”
Paul Everitt, managing director of Fund Corporation, said: “The Guernsey Open never fails to be an exciting tournament and is a great opportunity for the island to showcase some of its most talented players. Seeing some of Fund Corporation and Trust Corporation’s staff compete in the tournament was also added entertainment.”
Andre Austin, a Director at Swoffers, won over the sell-out crowd with his performance focusing on the States and the other contestants to take the top prize of £5,000 for his nominated charity the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Deputies Kevin Stewart and John Gollop along with lawyer Alison Ozanne all received £1,000 each for their chosen charities YPG, the Disability Alliance and Les Bourgs Hospice for their comedic efforts. GIFA Chairman Horace Camp said: “Andre, Kevin, John and Alison all bravely performed stand up slots during the dinner. It was great to do something a bit different this year for the speaker slot and we’re grateful to the four contestants for taking part to the benefit of the four local charities and the amusement of the audience.” The guest speaker slot was sponsored by Butterfield Bank, a provider of custody services to the Guernsey fund industry, which is celebrating 40 years in Guernsey this year. John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield, said: “We’re pleased that the alternative idea for the guest speaker slot was so well received by the GIFA dinner audience and that four deserving local charities have benefited from the event.”
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LOOKING FOR THE ‘PAWFECT’ HOME GSPCA AND GALLERY MAGAZINE HAVE TEAMED UP TO SHOWCASE SOME OF THE ADORABLE ANIMALS THAT ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR HOMES HERE IN GUERNSEY. EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE BRINGING YOU 8 PROFILES OF ANIMALS THAT TOUCHED OUR HEARTS WHEN GALLERY WENT ON OUR MONTHLY VISIT. If you are interested in any of the featured animals and think you could offer them a safe and loving environment within your home please get in contact with the GSPCA on 01481 257261 to arrange a visitation. The team at Gallery Towers would love to know how successful our collaboration with the GSPCA is and which little blighters we have helped to re-home so please, please quote “Gallery” when phoning the shelter. If you are successful in your animal adoption please email us at email@example.com with a pic and we will run a feature ;)
Name: Flo & Lily Animal: Dog Breed: Female Staffie’s Bio: They need to be cat tested but may be able to live with cats. An active family that enjoys walking would be ideal with minimal leaving hours.
Name: Hayley Animal: Patagonian Conure Bio: Is a cheeky lady and needs a new home although a home where an owner knows she is very chatty.
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Name: Sherlock Animal: Male Ferret Bio: Sherlock and Victor are two male ferrets that are the best of friends and would love a home together.
Name: Marks Animal: Guinea Pig Bio: He’s in need of a home after he was dumped in a box in St Martins last year.
Name: Victor Animal: Male Ferret Bio: Sherlock and Victor are two male ferrets that are the best of friends and would love a home together.
Name: Fern Age: Young Adult Animal: Female Bio: She Is very nervous and timid and needs a quiet home.
Name: Stella Animal: Rabbit Bio: Stella and Smokey are two lovely rabbits that live together and arein need of a new home together.
Name: Smokey Animal: Rabbit Bio: Stella and Smokey are two lovely rabbits that live together and arein need of a new home together.
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals featured here please call 01481 257261... to view further pets available please visit gspca.org.gg
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FILM REVIEW UP&COMING words | Jonathon Holloway
Director of the month
Milos Forman Czech born American Milos Forman is featured as this month’s director as his 1984 film ‘Amadeus’ not only won the Oscar for Best Picture, but he also won for Best Director as well as a host of other awards including a prestigious Cesar Award. Forman began his career as one of the most important filmmakers during the Czechoslovak New Wave during the 1960s, in particular with his film ‘Fireman’s Ball’ (1967). Although the film was a relatively simple comedy, the film was viewed as a satire of Eastern European Communism and was banned in Czechoslovakia for many years as a result of the Soviet regime. Forman moved to the United States in the late sixties, continuing his film career but it was with his 1975 film, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ with which he broke into the mainstream. The film, starring Jack Nicholson, is one of only three to have ever won the ‘Big Five’ at the Oscars, which includes Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor & Actress. Forman is known for being selective in his material, meaning that many times during his career he has gone up to seven years without making a film. This selective attitude is emphasised when he decided to follow up his Oscar success by producing an adaption of the Broadway rock opera, ‘Hair’ (1979). Five years later Forman directed ‘Amadeus’, his masterful Mozart biopic told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri. ‘Amadeus’ was Forman’s second foray into Oscar domination, accumulating a total of eight Oscars, and is currently the last film to have been nominated twice for Best Leading Actor, Tom Hulce for his portrayal of Mozart, and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri (which he went on to win). Since then Forman has directed films such as ‘The People Vs. Larry Flynt’ (1996), and ‘Man on the Moon’ (1999), starring Jim Carey. Forman remains selective to this day, his last film being released in 2009, but remains a highly respected, established and influential film maker.
1984 PG Dir. Milos Forman
Amadeus was the film of the year in 1984, sweeping the 57th Academy Awards by winning a total of 8 Oscars. These included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham for his portrayal of composer Antonio Salieri. Based upon the stage play of the same name, Amadeus tells the story of Mozart during his time in 18th century Vienna, told through flash back by his musical rival Salieri (Abraham) who is now confined to an insane asylum. Content as a well respected and prosperous court composer for Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and a member of the cultural elite of Vienna, Salieri’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of musical prodigy Mozart, who’s genius is matched only by his lewd and abrasive personality.
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TBC Dir. Joseph Kosinski. Starring: Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman. In the year 2073 Earth has been nearly destroyed after a devastating alien invasion. Society exists in floating cities miles above the earth, and a massive operation has been undertaken to extract Earth’s last remaining resources. Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper, a former marine commander who has been sent to the surface to repair the drones harvesting the resources, but when he encounters a young female stranger, his view of the war, and the society he lives in, changes forever. The film is based upon the graphic novel originally written by director Joseph Kosinski.
18 Dir. Fede Alvarez. Starring: Jane Levy & Shiloh Fernandez. A remake of Sam Raimi’s critically acclaimed 1981 cult horror classic, it is the fifth instalment of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise and the first to not be directed by Sam Raimi or star Bruce Campbell. Five friends travel to a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead, and mistakenly unleash an evil demon lying dormant in the nearby woods. The demon begins to possess each of the high schoolers until only one is left to fight for survival.
Iron Man 3
TBC Dir. Shane Black. Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. Tony Stark’s world is torn apart when he is targeted by the fearsome terrorist called the Mandarin. Stark dons the suit once more on a quest of retribution and to find out what it really means to be Iron Man. The first Marvel release since The Avengers took the world by storm last summer, the film has been asked to be thought of as less a sequel to Iron Man 2, but more a spin-off of The Avengers. While this is most likely a marketing ploy to capitalise on The Avengers huge global financial success, the Marvel film series are rumoured to be taking a fresh approach in order to combat the planned D.C comics franchise reboot spearheaded by the upcoming Superman flick ‘Man of Steel’.
Scary Movie 5
TBC Dir. Malcolm Lee. Starring: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan & Ashley Tisdale. Happily married Dan & Jody bring back their first born daughter back from the hospital when they begin to experience strange goings on. Soon bizarre activities follow Dan to his job as an Ape researcher and Jody as a Ballet Dancer. With the help of some cameras and “certified” experts, they begin to realise they are being stalked by a nefarious demon. The first film in the franchise not to feature Anna Faris as Cindy, parodies in this title will include Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, Inception and The Hunger Games.
Based upon the seminal 1949 novel of the same name written by George Orwell, the film tells the story of Winston Smith (played by John Hurt), who lives in a post-war Britain which is ruled by a totalitarian police state headed by the omnipresent Big Brother. Winston lives as a small-time bureaucrat in the decaying and squalid conditions of future London. Living in a world where his every move is captured on hidden cameras and microphones, he harbours a secret hatred for Big Brother which drives him into a self-imposed exile, afraid of the fatal punishment for “thoughtcrime”. His life is changed forever when he meets fellow rebel Julia, who harbours similar thoughts, and they begin a secret love affair in defiance of the party.
Ghostbusters takes the laurel of being the most popular film during 1984, grossing over $230 million in the U.S alone, or $530 million in today’s money. The film stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis as three parapsychology professors who start their own ghost removal service after they are fired from Columbia University. After a few rag-tag missions they soon encounter the infamous Gozer, a shape-shifting god of destruction. This hugely popular culture phenomenon launched a long running franchise including, a sequel, video games, comics as well as a long-running animated series.
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BOOK CORNER words | Caroline Mauger I studied George Orwell’s 1984 in 1984 itself which (aside from the fact that it makes me feel old) was interesting because the reality of our world was so far removed from Orwell’s vision of the future. Fast-forward to today and what was science fiction in 1949 is uncomfortably real in certain ways, with Big Brother, Newspeak and Room 101 having become embedded in our popular culture. I asked a number of readers what they thought of science fiction – a genre which is imaginative yet, as opposed to fantasy, envisages something which could happen – and had an enthusiastic response. 1984 is a classic must-read, but here are some more of our hot sci-fi picks.
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke A wonderful journey into the interior of an enormous alien artefact, which is discovered passing comet-like through our solar system... will it be possible to match velocity with ‘Rama’ and land? Ancient and mysterious, is it friend or foe? Is it an arc long doomed, or is there life aboard? As Rama's trajectory pulls it closer and closer to the sun the giant ship wakes. Thought provoking, optimistic rather than fashionably dystopian, this award-winning novel (Hugo, Nebula, and more...) by a classic author of the genre both fascinates and firmly keeps the science in the science fiction. Other favourites by the same author are Childhood's End, The City and the Stars and 2001: A Space Odyssey (with Stanley Kubrick). (Livia Bluecher, Film, Poetry & Prose SubCommittee, GAC)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro When two of her school friends come back into her life, Kathy looks back to her childhood at Hailsham - a boarding school in the English countryside where children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Yet there is a dark secret behind Hailsham’s nurturing façade - can Kathy, Ruth and Tommy escape their fate? I don’t want to give anything away and spoil it, but as the truth is gradually revealed, Never Let Me Go becomes a fusion of psychological thriller and science fiction novel, emotionally hard hitting and addictive. (Caroline Mauger, Secretary/Writer)
Dune by Frank Herbert I have always struggled with the sci-fi genre. Dune is that rare exception. A space opera that eschews most elements people associate with the genre, instead seeming to look backwards for inspiration. Computers are taboo, the galactic empire is feudal, ranged combat is obsolete and aliens do not exist. The story itself is full of themes, parallels and complexities, from political intrigue to a Hamlet-esque dispossessed prince. However, in Dune you do not need to see what you do not look for. Whether simply as a somewhat pacey sci-fi read, or social commentary heavily laden with relevant meaning, Dune can satisfy you. Slow to start, but at some point you will find you have crossed the Rubicon. (Oliver Hollingworth, Sales Assistant, The Press Shop)
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Written in 1955, this classic sci-fi novel is still thrilling. The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David lives in a tightknit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, who are so terrified of mutations they expel those they consider to be ‘blasphemies’. They are cast out to live in the wild country where, as the authorities say, nothing is reliable and the devil does his work. David realises that he is out of the ordinary, in possession of a power that could doom him to death or introduce him to a new world of freedom. The obsession with the ‘right’ attributes that make someone human bring to mind the horror of ethnic cleansing; this tale is deeply resonant today. (Catriona Stares, Festival Director)
We offer the people of Guernsey the chance to enjoy classic, foreign and contemporary films – not available for public viewing elsewhere on the island. If your interested in film and meeting likeminded people then CinéGuernsey is for you.
The Imposter On Friday 7th June 2013 CineGuernsey will be screening The Imposter (2012) directed by Bart Layton.
This crafty documentary makes sure that the audience never really know who to trust and, like the films subject, may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Through both real-life testimony and dramatic re-enactments ‘The Imposter’ tells the real-life tale of Frederic Bourdin and how he walked into the lives of a Texan family claiming to be their lost son of 3 years. Audiences are used to documentaries giving them all the information and then coming to a conclusion but Layton refuses to do so, instead revealing a complex narrative where each side tells a different story and noone seems 100% sure of the truth. The film is being screened at Frossard Theatre, Candie and starts at 19:30pm. The film is rated 12A. Tickets cost £8 (nonmembers) / £6.50 (members and students) and can be booked at HYPERLINK "http://www.guernseytickets.gg" www. guernseytickets.gg
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If George Orwell was alive today would he be using Facebook? words | Jo Porritt 2012 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR CROWD MEDIA. ONE OF THE REWARDS OF HARD WORK WAS THE LUXURY OF A NEW OFFICE. WE WANTED TO MAKE THE SPACE OUR VERY OWN, AND BRAINSTORMED HOW WE WERE GOING TO MAKE OUR WORK SPACE BEAUTIFUL, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MEANINGFUL.
more streamlined existence. What would Orwell make of how we use technology today?
I suspect he would declare the mighty Facebook, and probably Google, the embodiment of his Big Brother. The amount of personal data that is owned and held by such tech giants would probably even go beyond what Orwell's vision of the future might be like. The difference between the predictions of 1984 and today of course, are that we do have free will. We can choose what we do submit in terms of data and personal information. There is no law enforcement that states we have to use tools like Facebook, or even the internet itself.
Within the collective brief we gave Andrew, I sifted through some of my most thought provoking literature and quotes. Words with weight that meant something to us personally and as a business. Mr George Orwell was right up at the front, and for us, it was a no brainer to allow him into the mix. He now sits smack bang in
The irony is, we have never had so much freedom. We have access to every library in the world, every person we choose to connect with, and none of it restricted by geography, or space or time - and all available from our smart phones before we even get out of bed in the morning. This has created massive opportunity for society, and has seen oppressive regimes overthrown and brought pressure to bear on governments globally. Never before has the individual had so much power.
decided that we should commission the very talented local graffiti artist, Andrew Woodward, to create a unique and thought provoking piece. The result is the largest wall that splits the main office from our meeting room, has been transformed by his fair hand into a bespoke and stunning backdrop which we now work with. Every day it inspires us, is a talking point for our clients and visitors, and makes the office feel like home for us.
the middle of this wall, immortalised in a 21st century urban style, reminding us daily that we need to choose very carefully whether we create a utopian, or as Orwell declared in his 1984 novel, dystopian future. Many say Orwell's classic fiction work, 1984, was actually a prophetic piece that declared a controlled society, with technology playing a large part in this. Where governments and “Thought Police” meant a system that punished and eradicated free thinkers. The luxury of privacy was removed from daily existence; he wrote of “Big Brother” and “Newspeak”. Many now compare these analogies to the tightly controlled society we live in today, with conspiracy theorists comparing global events such as 9/11, as an example of exactly what Orwell penned in the 1940's. In the wake of these disasters comes fear, and the subsequent creation of surveillance, extreme security and control by governments, all in the name of protection. The largest contributing factor to the loss of privacy, some would argue, is the impact of technology in our daily lives. We can now choose to give away reams of personal data, in exchange for access to better connections, advanced online processes and a supposedly
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We now exist in a transitional period of technological advancement, where the line between control and freedom is forever shifting. Given that Crowd's work is technology based, we are always having these discussions within the office, and also with clients that are looking for reassurance and direction on how to manage and mitigate risk within this environment. By making informed decisions on what you share online you have to take responsibility for your publishing. This responsibility by default, should make any individual or business, think very carefully about what they publish online. It means we now call for, and expect, a greater degree of transparency and truth. The issue that remains, and will continue, is that we must have a utopian, not dystopian, mindset around the impact of technology on society today. In times of political, financial and economic confusion, it is even more important we are educated and remain informed. Orwell's famous quote, tattooed onto our office wall, “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” has possibly never had so much meaning when we put this into technological context, and the media industry today.
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BRIAN '`ELVIS' RICHARDS
words | Shambles Rambles
I thought that I was going to end up in the harbour. I used to hide behind the counter when I wanted it to finish, they wouldn’t let me go home. The place was packed.
I made the Apartment into the first ever Elvis Karaoke Bar in Guernsey and it all got serious for me! I brought the outfits from a specialist maker in Memphis and had my belts designed by the guy who made them for the King himself. He even signed them! I then started to go to the World Elvis Impersonator Championships and carried on going throughout the 90’s. The best I finished was about 20th although I did get a Guernsey Achievement Award. Once a Japanese film crew came to Guernsey to interview me about eccentric people and their pets. My cat “Elvis” and I appeared on TV and they also filmed lots of footage showing the beauty of the Island. They wanted to pay me money but I said no because they showed Guernsey in a good light. It was the best publicity Guernsey ever had in Japan! I went on stage in Jersey at the Sea Side Entertainer of the Year regional finals. I forgot to take my outfit with me so I hired a Dracula Cape and hoped they wouldn’t notice but they did. The crowd were yelling, “Fangs for that”. I still got a booking after that from the Chamber of Commerce! I forgot to pick the Cape up afterwards and went back to get it, the crowd were yelling “Olé”. They thought I was a bullfighter! Once there was a fire at the Apartment Bar and I singed my wig, I put a claim in for that and never got any money back. The electric went off and I was holding a torch while they played pool. At the Power Boat Week do in the 90’s I came onto the stage on the back of a Harley. The Police said we had gone overtime and we had to stop just as I was about to perform Never Walk Alone, the crowd went wild but they wouldn’t let me play. They couldn’t get rid of them, I got a custard pie in the face, which I wasn’t happy about! The worst singer I have ever heard on my karaoke nights was a chap called “Onker”.
hen I first came to Guernsey I used to spend at least an evening a month down at the Apartment Bar with my mate Jeremy Frith loving every minute of the Elvis karaoke performed by the King, Brian “Elvis” Richards and his dancing assistant Sue. We loved it when Elvis sang and loved it even more when someone else was singing and he was throwing in his jokes. Tragically the Apartment Bar closed in May 2010 and we thought we had seen the last of him but after a brief period away the “King” is back and performs his unique brand of karaoke on the second Wednesday of every month at the Doghouse. I CAUGHT UP WITH MY HERO AT THE GALLERY OFFICES. SO THEN MATE, HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN? I was working down at the Monkey (White Hart) as an electrician in 1992 when one of the painters who looked like Elvis was singing one of his songs. I kind of joined in and the old manager Charlie said that he would give me a try out in the bar for an Elvis night. I turned up for the first night and I didn’t have the outfit but I did get a wig, shades and turned my collar up. I never looked back; I played every week for seven years until I bought the Apartment Bar. CAN YOU TAKE US ON A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE PLEASE ELVIS? GIVE US SOME STORIES. When the builders were working on the Barclay Brothers' place on Brecqhou they adopted me as their mascot. One night they hand over hand carried me around the bar.
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He was that bad that he was good and had absolutely no coordination or vocal skills. Everyone laughed their heads off after the first song, they booed after the second one and threw him out during the third. He actually knocked himself out when he fell over at the bar. He was that bad they even refused to lip-read him, even the Dolphins in the harbour committed suicide as they thought it was a distress call. I have also featured on the TV a few times on the Michael Barrymore Show, Big Breakfast and that Channel that sells things! You just have to join Sue and Elvis up at the Doghouse during one of their appearances. Why not bring your friends or the firms sport and social club for the Karaoke? Make a night of it and book a table for dinner then enjoy the entertainment afterwards. SUE & ELVIS KARAOKE NIGHTS AT THE DOGHOUSE Wednesday 10 April Wednesday 15 May Wednesday 12 June It all kicks off from 9.30pm
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A REVOLUTIONARY YEAR FOR POP CULTURE (SO I’VE HEARD) AH THE 80’S. WHAT A CRAZY TIME I ASSUME IT WAS. NO INTERNET, MASSIVE MOBILE PHONES AND A STRANGE MALE OBSESSION WITH MAKE-UP. words | Nathanial Eker A year before Marty Mcfly graced our screens in “Back to the future” was the year nineteen eighty four. A good year for films with Amadeus scooping up the Oscars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was dominating the box office and Star Trek Three being best forgotten. It’s interesting to look a few of the highlights of the year in terms of pop culture (god forbid I actually write about something serious like events of the year) from the perspective of someone who was exactly minus ten that year. So, I’m going to have a look at five things that came out that year and why I view them as so revolutionary and how they are still relevant today. Band Aid release “Do they Know it’s Christmas”: In a fantastic and cheesy way to raise money for charity, Bob Geldof and co. apparently recorded (for a time) the biggest selling record ever, without even so much as a rehearsal. While this is obviously an incredible achievement, not to mention one of the catchiest Christmas tunes around, when compared to modern Christmas records, it puts a somewhat depressing slant on the age we live in. This was evidentially a time where a group of singers would come together for a good cause and do something great out of the kindness of their own heart, and in the process create a really good song too. It’s upsetting to see that the time-honored traditions of both charity singles and Christmas singles are dwindling having been crushed by the X-factor Christmas record which will inevitably take the most sales each year. While I know this isn’t entirely true as charity lives on through groups like the Military Wives and to be fair, certain bands like Coldplay still release Christmas records. But for me, the whole notion of it is pretty much dead. And in this respect, this is one instance where 1984 beats 2013. 5
The birth of the Famicom - The word Famicom will mean very little to most people, even those who were around in the 80’s. It was Nintendo’s first game console and came out in Japan in 83’. Then it was distributed to all other regions two years later, calling itself the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System.) 84’ acted as a year in between and was the year when Nintendo announced the NES, presenting it in the cleverest way they could have possibly thought of. Instead or marketing it as technology like their competitors, they chose to include a toy robot, “R.O.B” (Robotic operating buddy) with every console. As a result they appealed to children, single handedly brought gaming back into the mainstream after the crash of '83’ and cemented how common marketing of games would be even to this day. This not only shows prowess in marketing tactics by being choosy with audiences, but also brought out many fan favorites that remain a huge part of pop culture today, with culprits including Donkey Kong 3, Ice Climbers and Balloon Man. A revolutionary step for the game industry, to be sure. 4
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” gets a worldwide release - how can you not love thriller? No matter what your opinions on the King of Pop, no-one can deny that this is a stellar record, which defined the decade six years before it was over. While it officially came out in 1982
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on the album “Thriller” the legendary music video wasn’t created until a year later and didn’t get a worldwide release for another year, in 1984. The iconic zombie/werewolf video set in stone how to make an incredible music video, using elements in film that we take for granted these days as they are a dime a dozen, but at the time were seriously something new. Not only that, but it made the classic horror monsters cool again, with an interest in horror films with iconic horror series like Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm St becoming as cool as a brand new 80’s CD player. 2
Ghostbusters- When referring to the 80’s is there really any other film (with the possible exception of the Star Wars films) that has affected pop culture as much as Ghostbusters? It dominated the box office at the time and for good reason. Hilarious writing, fantastic casting and pretty cool 80’s special effects. It has such an impact on pop culture that even today, people are talking about it. Lines are quoted, the music is hummed and above all, the catch phrase “Who you gonna call?” has become as memorable as “I am your father.” You only have to look in your local film store to see the films still selling and even modern console games being made with the original cast showing there is still a defining interest in the franchise that could not even be killed by a mediocre sequel. Oh, and if you really doubt that Ghostbusters still has a place in pop culture with little interest in it, just Google Ghostbusters 3 and you can see how high the demand for a return of the team is. 1
Transformers- I thought to myself, is there really anything so 80’s as Transformers? It was a genius proposal; talking robots that turn into vehicles and sometimes guns. They knew they would appeal to young boys and they knew they would sell a LOT of toys. But I don’t think that the creators could have possibly known to what extent their show about talking robots would effect on pop culture. What relevance does it have today? If you need to ask that, where have you been for the last few years? There has been a huge resurgence in the franchise with three major movies, countless toys and merchandise, not to mention many revival series on TV. It’s an 80’s phenomenon that just exploded, with nothing comparable to it with the possible exception of the Ninja Turtles. Not only did it (and still does) have an incredible economic effect, selling millions worth of merchandise; it also had a dramatic social effect. The movie from '86’ (spoilers) broke many eighties kids hearts by killing Optimus Prime off in a pretty brutal fashion. So in conclusion, 1984 had some pretty awesome pop culture. All of the above still has a massive impact on us today, whether it be because of the marketing, a remake/reboot or because it was something totally new. No-one can deny that any of these weren’t incredible hits at the time and they still leave an impact on society today. Seriously, I challenge you to try and not hear Band Aid at Christmas this year, it just won’t happen. Bottom line is; 1984 was a great year for pop culture; And it just kept on coming after that…
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When George Orwell published 1984 back in 1949, his novel was lauded as a terrifying portrait of a totalitarian world ruled by a malevolent faceless government, whose citizens lived bleak existences stifled by rules, bureaucracy, paranoia and surveillance.
In the years that have passed since its publication, we’ve come to appreciate the prophetic nature of 1984 and many a dystopian novel and movie have followed in its footsteps, accurately predicting political, cultural or technological changes to the world we live in. So, has the nightmare world that Orwell predicted finally caught up with us? Take a look at some of these and decide for yourself…
CCTV / SURVEILLANCE – 1984 There’s a brilliantly illustrative (but sadly, doctored) photo doing the rounds online at the moment of George Orwell’s former home with its English Heritage blue plaque fixed to the wall, a few inches from which is a camera mounted to a post and a sign reading ’24 Hour CCTV in Operation.’ The photo may be a fake, but the reality isn’t so far detached from that, with a newspaper reporting a few years back that Orwell’s house has 32 CCTV cameras within 200 yards of it. Surveillance and its dehumanising effects were a prominent theme in 1984, with its world’s inhabitants surrounded by hidden microphones and ‘two-way telescreens’
in their homes and places of work. It’s no secret that the modern world is one in which practically our every move is viewed and recorded, with a staggering 4.2 million CCTV cameras in the UK alone. That’s one for every 14 people. In the US, Homeland Security monitors social media for subversive buzzwords and a British tourist was arrested for Tweeting the words ‘destroy America’ in 2012. The increasing amount of personal information we put online and the huge amounts of time we spend on the Internet means that the chances are you’re sat next to one of Orwell’s two-way telescreens right now.
AUTONOMOUS KILLING MACHINES – THE TERMINATOR On many levels James Cameron’s Terminator films were completely preposterous – as a rule, more so as the series progressed. However, in those flashback/forward scenes of a post-apocalyptic America torn apart by a nuclear winter, we see flying robots called ‘Hunter Killers’ doing just that: hunting, killing, with big old laser cannons its weapon of choice, picking off any humans it can find. We may not be quite there just yet, but with remotelypiloted drones playing a huge role in America’s ‘War on Terror’, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a whole ethical can of worms has been opened; is there any honour in combat for a drone pilot 7,500 miles away from the battlefield? If soldiers are increasingly being taken out of the equation and conflicts are being fought between dots on a screen, is the ‘horror of war’ deterrent redundant? Worryingly, the next logical step in the evolution of drone technology seems to be the implementation of AI technology. The US recently tested the X-47B, an unmanned aircraft which, once operational, will be able to carry out preprogrammed missions at the click of a button. If that’s not a scary development, what is?
GLOBALISATION – 1984 In 1984, the world is divided into three states: Oceania, covering North and South America, Britain and Southern Africa; Eurasia, comprised of continental Europe and Russian; East Asia – Japan, Korea and China; the Disputed Zone, covering North Africa, the Middle East and India. The exact world map that Orwell envisioned might not be 100% accurate, but the fact that the world has become increasingly connected is undisputable. Due to cheap air
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travel, global media and the Internet, the world in 2012 seems a much smaller place than it did back when Orwell was penning 1984. With China emerging as the next dominant superpower, relations between Europe and the US becoming increasingly strained, and the Middle East in as much political turmoil as ever – the title ‘disputed’ is certainly apt – Orwell might just have been on to something.
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Now in its seventh year, the Sure Festival of Comedy continues to The idea of cybernetic is one that to has fascinated usthe punch above its weightorganisms in an ongoing quest put a smile on throughout the industrial and technological ages, and provided face of Guernsey. a platform for many a writer to explore ethical and philosophical questions: what does it mean Where doesCruttenden, the line The ‘hot tickets’ this year will to bebe forhuman? rising TV star Hal between artificial and organic fall? Atcomedy what point does our veteran comedian Arthur Smith and magician Ali reliance Cook. on technology over into over-dependence? The Organisers arespill promising something to appeal to alllikes tastesof Robocop, andcomedy many more poseand these questions but even includingTerminator a family show, cinema an open mic night. their surely couldn’t theto speed at which As inwriters previous festivals therehave willanticipated be the chance see comedians cyborg technology would advance. at athe point now where try out their solo shows before theyWe’re go onto Edinburgh Fringe and nationwide tours later in the year.
On Saturday 1st June, Susan Murray, Carly Smallman and Abi Roberts will star in the festival’s first all female stand-up show, ‘Here Come the Girls’ breakthroughs in the neuroscience engineering resulted Another first for festival is aand comedy magicalhave mystery showinat successful tests on mechanical prosthetic limbs controlled by the Beau Sejour Theatre starring pseudo psychic spirit medium power the mind, inmagician subjects whose brains wired up Ian D of Montford and Ali Cook whohave was been the only magician to Scientists aretheir working artificial eyes containing toelectrodes. fool Penn and Teller on ITV on show. cameras that can relay images back to the brain. Google are about to launch Google Glass,with a pair of spectacles that present the world The festival concludes a run of stand-up shows in Guernsey’s as augmented reality, withRocquettes users able Hotel. to access theGeoff web with a flick only comedy club at Les MC Whiting ofwill theintroduce head. Give it ten years and I reckon willword haveclown been Australian Damian Clarke, centeniers international replaced with Robocops. Gordon Southern and the star of last year’s Rufus Hound show, Jonny Awsum who has been re-booked following overwhelming public support.
“It’s a great line-up” said festival co-director Andy Fothergill. “We have had great fun choosing this year’s acts and we are sure Marketing and PR Manager for Sure, Jess Bisson said they were that there will be something for everyone. We are sticking to our looking forward to their continued partnership with the festival as successful formula of presenting quality performances in small REPORT headline sponsors: PREEMPTIVE CRIME DETECTION – MINORITY to medium sized venues and it’s a great opportunity for people in Sci-fi author Philip K Dick was a master when it came to weaving tales involving Guernsey to see some well known comedians and stars of the future “There’s always a great buzz around the Sure Festival of Comedy authoritarian governments, conspiracy, suspicion and paranoia, and his 1956 right on their doorstep.” and we are pleased to be a part of it. People associate the festival short story – later turned into the blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg – was with having a good time and that has a really positive impact for a perfect example. In it, psychic law enforcers are able to foresee the future Hal Cruttenden will appear in the festival’s opening night on us as sponsors. The festival also gives us a chance to interact with and prevent crimes before they’ve happened. The story throws up questions Friday 31st May in a new venue The Duke of Richmond Hotel. This islanders whether through social media or hands-on involvement about free will, determinism and governmental control, and has become all year alone Hal has been all over our TV screens including with the community based events.” the more pertinent in a post 9/11-world in which increased governmental appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ powers have allowed suspected terrorists to be detained without trial or legal Details of all the events are available on the new website and ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’ Joining him on the bill is Bob counsel on the most spurious of evidence, and in which our online activity is www.happyci.com where comedy fans can sign up to receive Mills of Radio 5’s Fighting Talk and The Fast Show’s Simon Day monitored (see ‘Surveillance’) to spot subversive language. In 2007 IBM in the latest festival news and buy tickets. famous for such characters as Competitive Dad, Billy Bleach and fact worked with Memphis Police Department to create predictive software to Tommy Cockles. identify and analyse geographical trends and forecast potential crime hotspots. More recently, Professor Richard Berk of the University of Pennsylvania has developed crime prediction software using algorithms to determine which recently released prisoners are most likely to commit murder and therefore require a close eye to kept on them. It’s already being used in Maryland and Pennsylvania and is soon to be implemented in Washington. If it’s prone to error, that could cause all sorts of problems, surely?
MEMORY IMPLANTS – TOTAL RECALL In his short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Philip K Dick once again showed his ability for spookily accurate predictions. The story was the basis for the Arnie-fronted sci-fi thriller Total Recall, in which artificial memories can be implanted into people’s minds. In 2011 the first steps towards making this a reality were taken with the publication of a study by Theodore Berger of the University of Southern California, in which a microchip implanted into a rat’s brain was able to successfully mimic the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for storing long-term memory. By recording the patterns of brain activity present during the simple BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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task of pressing a lever to dispense water from a feeder, and replicating them in the microchip, Berger’s team were able to demonstrate that rats were able to encode memory of the activity in the chip even when the area of their brain responsible for memory had been blocked with drugs. With advances in neuroscience making it possible to record and use electrical patterns in the brain involved with more complex tasks like controlling mechanical limbs (see ‘Cyborgs’), it seems that the principal technology is there to one day be able to have activities stored on chips and uploaded directly to your noggin. Want to learn karate in a matter of seconds like Neo in The Matrix? We’re almost there. WORDS | CHRIS BELL ILLUSTRATION | RUSS ATKINSON
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IRIS&DORA DESIGNS PAPER CUTTERS, SCREEN PRINTERS, LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTERS, QUESADILLA SCOFFERS, TEA QUOFFERS, PROLIFIC DOODLERS, SEWING MACHINISTS, BUSY BEES, NEEDLE FELTERS, CHANNEL ISLAND DWELLERS, HOT CHOCOLATE GUZZLERS, CONTAGIOUS GIGGLERS, BOOK LOVERS AND TREE HUGGERS.
NAME? Iris & Dora Designs AGE? One (though constituent parts Diana and Denyse are a bit older) PROFESSION? Paper cutters, screen printers and doodlers. SO, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF? Portrait painter and irrepressible doodler meets geeky Guernsey girl and avid upcycler, then join forces to create vibrant designs. We share a concern for the environment and are keen to support local manufacturers and suppliers, so the sourcing and use of materials is as important to us as their aesthetic appeal.. WHEN DID YOU FIRST BEGIN TO GET CREATIVE? We first bonded over a shared interest in learning to needle felt (yes, really!) before taking scissors and scalpel to our stash of fabric and paper hoards. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN APPROACHED ABOUT A COMMISSION? IF SOMEONE WANTED THEIR OWN VERSION OF YOUR ART HOW WOULD THEY GO ABOUT IT? We've recently completed a commission for a local hotel which was great fun and we would love to do more of these. We are finishing a new design for Lovelypop in Mill Street and we hope to work with other local retailers in the near future. We can also produce short screen print
runs if anyone would like to commission bespoke tea towels, cards, napkins, lampshades ... in fact we can print on nearly anything. We can be contacted on 07781 464 586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ARTWORK? Intricate, considered, reflective of the beauty of the channel islands. WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU USE AND WHY? We start off with paper and pencil and when we're happy with our drawing we take a scalpel to it. These designs are the basis of our screen prints. ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR ISSUES OR DIFFICULTIES WITH YOUR CHOSEN MEDIUMS? We've outgrown our kitchen tables so the lack of affordable studio space is a huge issue for us. AS AN ARTIST, WHAT DO YOU FIND INSPIRES YOU TO START CREATING? We spend rain-free days pootling around the island with our sketch pads. WHAT PROJECTS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR YOUR ART IN THE FUTURE? We are setting up screen printing and lampshade making workshops. We are also developing some designs that will appeal beyond the channel islands market. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOURSELF OR YOUR BUSINESS IN 5 YEARS? We've been astonished by the number and calibre of creative people in Guernsey and would love to set up an arts community offering places to work and ideas and skills. More prosaically, it would be nice to become profitable! We also have a website: www.irisanddora.co.uk
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Bringing you creative news from around the bailiwick
open in the greenhouse gallery from 10 april - sun 16 june Led by Lottie Barnes, Community Arts Development Manager for the Guernsey Arts Commission, ‘Living Positive’ explores the lives of people affected by or living with HIV through photography and word.
Originating in Manchester, Lottie has developed the project within Guernsey and has been engaging with people affected by HIV on the island. Working in partnership with a HIV/AIDS charity 2009, Lottie facilitated a series of workshops; participants were given disposable cameras and Lottie’s role was to help turn thoughts and emotions into images.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT #10 Alexander elms is a guernsey based artist focussed on film and photography.“If it takes photos or video, i’m interested! from the newest digital photography to my collection of weird and wonderful cameras, I love it all...”
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT #11 Lydia Pugh is a Guernsey based artist focussed on music.“Everything is about music for me. Whether I’m composing, teaching, promoting nights, performing, songwriting, publishing...”
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During the sessions with Lottie, the participants explored and discussed the difficulties and challenges of living with HIV from taking the medication to dealing with the stigma attached to HIV. Visiting participants in their home and reaching out via the internet to those who could not attend or who wanted to maintain anonymity was crucial in allowing as many to be part of the process as possible. ‘Art can be such a powerful tool for enabling people to explore, examine and evolve ideas around social issues’, said Lottie Barnes, Community Arts Development Manager for the Guernsey Arts Commission. Annie Lennox (www.annielennoxsing.com), who kindly supported the original ‘Living Positive’ exhibition in Manchester, shows her support of ‘Living Positive’ as it is now shared with the community in Guernsey. The project was exhibited in over 70 spaces throughout Manchester, and the legacy of ‘Living Positive’ continues. Creating a platform for people to share their message of issues around HIV, is of global significance, and Lottie has spent time in Guernsey connecting with those affected and beginning to interweave that story in the exhibition.
Image: (c)Alexander Elms, 2012
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The Monthly Uploads Want to win £50? All you have to do is email your entry with the subject ‘upload’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of 20th APRIL - Theme is Neutral - and you’ll be in with a chance.
Make the files nice and big, about 4MB is a good size to aim for as a guide. We try and print every photo / doodle but we can’t get them all on the page full size unfortunately - they just wouldn’t fit!
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The High Atlas is a majestic mountain range stretching imposingly for 430 miles from the Western Atlantic coast in Morocco to Algeria in the east. This high barrier separates the Northern lowlands of Morocco from the Souss plains and eventually the Sahara in the South. Our first glimpse of these distant, snow-topped pinnacles came from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, but as we drove away from the commotion of the city the peaks rose silently up to meet us from lush green river valleys. We climbed away from the hectic plains, arriving in the town of Amizmiz for our first introduction to Berber culture. Berbers are the indigenous people to North Africa with a completely distinct heritage, culture and language; around 8 million populate the Atlas Mountains. Amizmiz has long been an important trading centre and holds one of the largest weekly Berber markets in the Atlas. Arriving on the outskirts of town we were met by straw sellers, trucks piled unsteadily high with dried hay and hawkers balancing wobbly on top. Minibuses barely roadworthy lurch in from the surrounding villages, crammed so full of fervent punters that arms protrude from the back to hold the door. Donkeys saunter dutifully along the roadsides; baskets slung either side piled high with wares to be sold, ready for respite in the adjoining ‘Donkey Park’. A rickety, temporary structure of stretched tarpaulins and slanting wooden poles roped into uneven, dusty ground forms this transitory trading hub. Narrow, shaded, short-term streets are chaotically organised into separate sections of merchandise. Wooden donkey carts are laden with bananas, oranges, strawberries and lemons; at one end a rusting pair of archaic scales meticulously used to weigh the home-grown produce. The fruit and vegetable market is so condensed that the tarpaulins of individual stalls merge together in a canopy overhead, creating a warren flanked by heaps of local harvest so low you have to stoop in places. Conspicuous smells hit you as you stumble through the maze; sticky dates, fresh coriander, mounds of garlic and ripe oranges. A smokey ‘snack alley’ to the side draws us in with cooking aromas; the walls charcoal-
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blackened from the tagine fires, glowing with their earthenware conical cooking pots steaming on top. Deep-fried doughnuts bubble in spitting hot oil from a begrimed wok; we were handed two with a grubby length of string tied through the holes to prevent our fingers burning. Rosy-cheeked children weave through the crowds of wizardlike men in their flowing coats with pointed hoods and women with brightly coloured, brocaded overcoats and patterned headscarves. Leaving the hubbub behind in the valley, we set off to cross the Tizi n’Test, a historical high pass cutting through the heart of the Atlas, once fiercely protected and known only by ancient Berber clans. Djebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain looms in the distance, a different vista of this snow-dusted panorama of peaks appearing around every snaking corner. We stopped off at the Tin Mal mosque, almost 900 years old and the only surviving remnant of the ruling Almohad city. Uniquely, non-Muslims are allowed to enter and we had the entire place to ourselves, viewing the symmetrical aisles of ornate arches and geometric carvings in time-frozen silence. Today, the Tizi n’Test pass is paved but no less impressive; 18km of hairpin bends, blind corners and sharp, narrow climbs to the 2092m summit from which the view across the Souss valley is breath-taking. A steep, thrilling descent onto the plain then we set up camp on red soil amongst the twisted, prickly Argan trees. Eager for more Atlas action, the following morning we embarked on our second assault of the range, this time the ‘Tizi Iferd’ pass, twisting steeply back Northwest through the highlands. We stopped for supplies in a small village, most of the inhabitants gathering to observe our purchasing efforts. Shortly after our ascent began we had to stop to let a lumbering spur-thighed tortoise cross the road, a handsome and rare, prehistoric-looking inhabitant of the foothills. Another successful crossing and the Atlas bug had well and truly bit, hungry for more mountain feats we deliberated the map and spotted an un-paved ‘piste’ route which would take us on a Eastern trajectory past the ‘lost world’ of the Tichka plateau.
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From the flower meadows of the Souss, we ascended a third time, the treeline disappearing fast below us and the digits on our temperature gauge dropping rapidly. Loose gravel formed the sheer, restricted track; as we rounded a corner three men were praying at the roadside next to their truck, hopefully due more to religious schedule than impending danger. Recent rockslides left huge boulders obstructing part of the track; on one side a vertical wall of rock and the other a precipitous drop. We arrived at the summit, a bare, lunar-like landscape with white, wispy cloud pouring over the adjacent ridge. Scaling an almost vertical, rocky descent to the next village left us geographically perplexed but there was only one way so we squeezed our vehicle through the narrow street, friendly villagers waving and kids excitedly hanging off our tailgate. Still the track twisted, climbed and fell and by now daylight was disappearing as we again ascended towards the towering peaks. With no certainty that we were on our planned route, we hastily set up a high-altitude camp as imminent nightfall meant hazardous driving conditions. Sleep was disturbed by sub-zero temperatures, fierce winds whipping the canvas tent sides unforgivingly and thoughts of the vertiginous edge just metres away. At first light we continued our dauntless drive, questionably selecting a turn that took us back down into the valley. Crawling cautiously down the steep path, a sudden acrid smell indicated that our brakes were overheating and we hurriedly stopped in the middle of a small Berber village. A group of local men were laboriously repairing a clay and stone house and invited us to join them for breakfast. Stooping through a low stone doorway into a courtyard, we were led into a small room where fresh baked bread was laid out with salty goats butter and a bowl of clear, rich, nutty Argan oil for dipping. Giving Bee-bee (and us) a chance to cool down, we warily persisted on our path past reams of colourful washing drying on the dry stone walls of the village, houses clinging to sheer hill sides.
In the two days we had been ‘lost’ in the High Atlas we had not met another vehicle (fortunately!) The track was now meandering along the wooded sides of a gorge and after a few hours we were driving alongside a river, frequently stopping to shake hands with passers by or futilely ask directions from locals on donkeys. Our realisation that our High Atlas adventure was at an end came when we met a JCB coming from the opposite direction laying the foundations for a road and the site of the flat plains in the distance, ironically almost where we had started our journey the previous day. Our expectations of the Atlas had been as high as the peaks themselves and with the epic driving, stunning landscape and warm hospitable people, we felt on top of the world. If you’d like to follow the ‘ups and downs’ of our adventure ‘around the world in 800 days’ you can read regular updates on our website at www.aroundtheworldin800days.com, like us for status updates on facebook at www.facebook.com/aroundtheworldin800days or follow us on Twitter @mrs800days Andy and Emma. Images (left to right, top to bottom):
Main Image: Bee-bee reaches the summit, The tracks cling to the mountain side, The donkey park at Amizmiz Market, Amizmiz Market, Andy enjoys a Berber Breakfast, Bee-bee at Tin Mal Mosque
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The theme of this month’s issue is 1984, which is either based around George Orwell’s timeless story of love and betrayal under a totalitarian regime, or the year in which George Michael first released school disco slow-dance classic Careless Whisper. Maybe it’ll be a bit of both, like Saddam Hussain playing a mournful saxophone whilst Pol Pot is crying in the nightclub toilets because his girlfriend ran off with General Pinochet.
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Well, you don’t need me to tell you about holidays where you can hear Careless Whisper, as there’s a whole coast of Spain for that, so instead I’ve composed this piece in the spirit of the other George, showcasing those out-of-the-way destinations where a careless whisper could lead to a much longer stay than you’d anticipated. Now it’s true that many of these places lack the creature comforts that many travellers are used to, but that’s not to say they don’t have their own unique charms. Many of them are off the beaten track (perhaps because they tend not to keep track of
beatings) and you’ll truly be a travelling pioneer in enjoying their closely-monitored amenities and insane monuments to dictatorial power. The best thing is that you don’t have to worry about missing a thing, as it’s highly likely that your every movement will be recorded by a secret policeman in an ill-fitting polyester suit. It’s a shame they’re all so far away, although I suspect it’ll only take a few more years of austerity before Greece and Italy are once again under the control of men with moustaches and silly hats and we have a sort of fascist Eurodisney of our very own. Until then, fly away, my pretties…
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MALES WEAR A SELECTION OF SKATEWEAR - www.avenueskate.com NEW LOOK - NERD TOP £9.99 - GLASSES £4.99 - SHOES £9.99 - MISS SELFRIDGE DENIM SHORTS £27.60
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PYSCHO - HELL BUNNY HOODIE £20 - ROSARY NECKLACE £2.50 - STOMP TRAINERS £30 NEW LOOK - BLACK JEANS £34.96 - GLASSES £4.99
NEW LOOK - BLACK JEANS £34.96 PYSCHO - SMILEY T-SHIRT £22.50 - GUMMY BANGLES £10p each
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NEW LOOK - DENIM GILET £14.99 PYSCHO - UV CAP £18.50 SAIL OR SURF - QUICKSILVER SHORTS £51.50 - BILLABONG SWEATER £39.50
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Leah Paisley dress £59 Valora dress £45 Patterns are dominating the high street, why not go paisley and listen to some Jimi Hendrix.
High wasted denim shorts £29.44 Floral skirt £29.44 We like the lace edged shorts and sleeveless floral shirt, please let the sun shine soon.
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New Era cap £23.99 Etnies check shirt £47 Quick Silver shorts £47 Nice combination from Sail or Surf topped of with a New Era cap
Levis Denim shirt £59 Grant shirt £89 Grant checked coloured shirt caught our eye and you can't beat the classic Levi denim shirt, gets our vote every time.
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Tommy Hilfiger shorts £55 Tommy Hilfiger shirt £55 Shorts and checked shirt are a must have in your wardrobe this spring.
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The lovely people at Joy went out on the streets of St Peter Port camera in hand, to find some fashionable folk who are ahead of the trends and working their own style.
Flint Bane, 17 Student
Becci Brouard, 19 Student
Style Stalker: We love the blue velvet top with the black fringed boots - a perfect outfit for the start of spring while the weathers still cold.
Style Stalker: Becci describes her outfit as a "bit of this a bit of that and a bit of glitz" we couldn't agree more the sparkly jumper with the camo jacket is a great way to jazz up a look and keep warm.
James Bourgourd, 22 Accounts Manger at Crowd Media
Kyle Torode, 18 Shop Assistant at Burtons
Ausma, 19 Sales Assistant at Sail and Surf
Style Stalker: Once again James has pulled out all the stops in this stylish number, wearing jeans from Hymn and old school Adidas sneakers he gives off a cool retro-chic look and a spring vibe.
Style Stalker: Shops at All Saints and Burtons. And gets his wardrobe inspiration from bands like the Vaccines.
Style Stalker: Ausma definitely knows how to layer up against the cold! we are in total envy of her funky mittens and bag, the perfect accessories
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Claire McCallan and Steve Foster, 30 & 32 Apple B and teacher Style Stalker: This stylish couple goes for a joint look of eccentric comfort, they're happy to shop most places as long as the clothes are a little bit funky and different. We're especially in love with Claire's cape coat from Ted Baker which brings a pop of colour to the rest of her outfit.
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Garish prints of the 1980s are in for this spring and summer, so take a leaf out of ‘Saved By The Bell’ for fashion inspiration. The bolder and brighter the better. Mix retro bomber jackets and playful crop tops with high waisted trousers, adding oversized gold chained statement jewellery or studded shoulder pads (14). Clashing colours are bang on for this trend but if this is too daring for you, tone the look down with denim pieces. Add a lick of fluorescent pink lipstick to finalise your outfit.
1. Lazy Oaf - £65, 2. Lazy Oaf - £70, 3. Lazy Oaf - £45, 4. New Look - £4.99, 5. River Island - £25, 6. Kuccia @ Asos - £56, 7. Miss Selfridge - £40, 8. Asos - £8, 9. Cheap Monday @ Asos - £55, 10. Kuccia @ Asos - £24 & Nike Air Max 1 - £95, 11. Barry M £4.49, 12. River Island - £15, 13. Breo @ Asos - £24.99, 14. River Island - £12, 15. Joyrich @ Asos - £105, 16. Asos - £12, 17. River Island £25, 18. River Island - £13
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1980s printed clothes are all the rage for you gents this summer, so stand out and go with the boldest you can find. Dip also into the 90s, looking to ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ for fashion influence. Lazyoaf.co.uk has a great selection of shirts and Asos.com for snapback caps. Bomber and varsity jackets are perfect to take you into spring, adding a block-coloured gillet for those colder days.
1. New Look - £12.99, 2. Lazy Oaf - £6, 3. Lazy Oaf - £45, 4. Lazy Oaf - £60, 5. New Look - £ 14.99, 6. River Island - £14, 7. Asos - £55, 8. Asos - £28, 9. Burton - £35, 10. Burton - £22, 11. New Look - £19.99, 12. Asos - £14, 13. Bellfield @ Asos - £28, 14. River Island - £12, 15. Asos - £9.50, 16. Alpha Industries MA1 - £100, 17. Burton - £20, 18. New Look - £6.99
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HEALTH AND BEAUTY NEWS
BEAUTY NEWS words | Nichole Sweetsur
R WATERS LLA TO E IC M
B. Pure Micellar Water.
Pop into Superdrug the next time you’re in the UK. This is a bargain price but is effective and gentle. [£4.99, Superdrug] La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water is good for oily skin types as it’s been formulated to tackle excess sebum. [£11.99, www.escentual.com]
IMAGINE IF WATER COULD WHISK AWAY MAKE-UP AND GRIME. WHAT IF THERE WAS A LIQUID THAT DIDN’T NEED RINSING, THAT WAS A ONE-STEP CLEANSER SUITABLE FOR EVEN THE MOST SENSITIVE OF SKINS? IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM, IT’S COME TRUE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF MICELLAR WATERS. THESE CLEVER LIQUIDS ARE A FRENCH INNOVATION BUT THERE’S BEEN A RUSH OF LAUNCHES IN THE UK THIS SPRING. Despite looking and feeling exactly like water, Micellar waters can actually mop up impurities and oil, but are ultra-gentle on skin. Much loved by make-up artists this cult product is definitely no gimmick. Use them as a one-step cleanser, or if you wear a lot of make-up and want a deeper cleanse I’d recommend thinking of them as a pre-cleanse. A little of this magic water on a cotton pad will remove all traces of makeup, then follow with the cleanser that’s best for your skin type to get your skin squeaky clean. Definitely one to pack for on-the-go cleansing and brilliant for festivals too.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution is a cult product often spotted back stage at the fashion shows. [£9.99, www.escentual.com]
TRONG S Y A T Aromatherapy Associates has introduced the new Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil to help raise funds for the Defence Against Cancer Foundation, which is helping pioneer a new cancer vaccine treatment. Co-founder of the brand, Geraldine Howard formulated this oil when she was undergoing cancer treatment herself and the blend contains clary sage, frankincense and cardamom to help you find your strength in challenging and difficult times. [£33.00, Karma Beauty]
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If you can’t make it to a spa, the new Champneys Mineral Detox collection is the next best thing. Inspired by their Thalassotherapy treatment the collection offers four products enriched with sea minerals and seaweed extracts to help detoxify skin through the removal of surface impurities. [Try the Mineral Detox Body Scrub (£8.00) or the Mineral Detox Bath Salts (£8.00) for softer, smoother skin. Boots.]
The winter has left us looking very pale and wan and with the warm weather not quite here it’s time to break out the self-tan. The new St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion Face promises the natural looking tan that St Tropez is famous for but the formulation won’t clog pores or dry out the skin. This one is definitely on my shopping list. [£22.00, Boots]
Nurture skin has introduced a new bi-phase eye make-up remover, which is giving its more expensive rivals a run for their money. Effective but gentle, the lotion whisks away stubborn eye make-up but doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue. Definitely worth a try. [£6.95, www.nurtureskincare.co.uk]
The BaByliss PRO Perfect Curl is my absolute ‘must-buy’ for April. This magic styling tool is designed for hair dunces who want to give their hair body and texture but can’t quite handle tongs or rollers. The tool automatically draws hair into the ceramic curl chamber where it’s then heated. Ta Da! Instant curls. With different heat and time settings you can choose if you want bouncy curls or softer waves. Throw away your tongs and invest in this little beauty. [www.sallyexpress.com, £170.00]
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The Lavender Rooms wins National Award for Excellence THE LAVENDER ROOMS WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCETHE LAVENDER ROOMS IS GUERNSEY`S ONLY DECLÉOR SALON AND HAS JUST CELEBRATED ITS FIFTH BIRTHDAY. WHEN OPENING THE SALON IN 2007 DECLÉOR WAS CHOSEN, RATHER THAN ANY OTHER SKIN CARE RANGE THAT THE STAFF HAD WORKED WITH BEFORE, AS IT WAS A FIRM FAVORITE WITH ALL OF THE TEAM. WHEN THE SALON WAS ESTABLISHED THE OWNERS ALSO TOOK THE CONSCIOUS DECISION NOT TO OFFER MORE THAN ONE SKIN CARE RANGE. The Lavender Rooms, jointly owned by Beckie Kelling and Sonya Zabiela, is now celebrating having been awarded the National Decléor Beauty Salon of the Year Award for 2012. The Decléor Aroma Excellence Awards is an all new prestigious awards scheme which seeks to recognise those who make a real difference to the industry and to encourage their further development both in terms of staff professionalism, expertise and client care. All 900 Decléor salons from around the UK were invited to submit a personal statement to explain why they should be considered for
the award which was judged by an independent panel of Decléor Industry Experts. Beckie explained that they had to submit a presentation with a detailed explanation of how the salon is run; from management skills to marketing, promotion and training initiatives together with the salon’s philosophy, enclosing as much supplementary evidence as possible. The awards are a sign of excellence and recognition that you have been judged by your peers in the industry and to be at the top of your profession and recognised by Decléor nationally is truly an accolade. Sonya said “in previous years both Beckie and I have taken great pride and have felt privileged to have been awarded the Aroma Gold Regional Salon of the Year Award for each year we have been operating but to win the National Decléor Salon of the Year is such an honour. It is the recognition we feel we, and our team, have earned for the loyalty and passion that we give to the Decléor brand and which we are able share with our clients. Beckie added “it is a huge thank you to our staff, and to our clients, some providing testimonials which I am sure helped clinch the award, for their loyalty to the salon and Decléor. We are a small team of five and all love what we do but we wouldn’t be anywhere without the loyalty of our clients so this award is as much for them as it is for us.” The Lavender Rooms are now looking forward to a very exciting year ahead and to attending the Excellence Awards 2012 Ceremony which will be held at an elegant London venue in March. BEAUTY
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GALLERY POPPED ALONG TO SALVATION SPA TO SPEAK WITH SALON MANAGER BECCIE MARLEY AS WE HAD HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE THAT THERE WAS SOME EXCITING NEWS IN THE OFFERING.
eccie met us with her usual exuberant smile and was keen to tell us her exciting news. After 7 years in the industry locally and moving away for over a year to complete further training and expand the extensive repertoire of treatments Beccie has returned to Guernsey to venture into business as her own boss. This exciting opportunity will see “Salvation Spa” transformed into “The Treatment Room” coupled with the launch of a whole new premises at 1st Floor, Pavillion, Barras Lane, Vale, GY6 8EH. So what can we expect from this evolution? Beccie was keen to explain how she was taking the experience to a new level with the added facilities at the new premises sporting its own Cafe serving healthy option beverages and light bites that can be enjoyed on the sun trap balcony in the summer months. Additional studios at the location offer and extensive array of classes such as Yoga, Pilates etc so clients really can come for a full rejuvenating experience and total well being. The Treatment Room as full service Beauty Therapists will be offering the highest level of Laser Hair Removal, Electrolysis, Advanced cosmetic Procedures and skin care therapy for Acne, Rosacea and anti aging treatments. As well as treatments The Treatment Room will be offering a an extensive array of products from Environ and Pevonia. All consulations are FREE of charge with absolutely no obligation, so if you have any questions or wish to find out what treatments could best benefit you simply give Beccie a call on: 240133
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ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE
GORDON RAMSEY’S ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE We’ve seen him overhauling failing restaurants, teaching prisoners how to bake and ranting at celebrities over their poor performance in the kitchen. But Gordon Ramsay’s latest TV and book venture sees him go back to basics - plain and simple cooking. In his Ultimate Cookery Course, the Michelin-starred chef aims to strip away the complexity of fancy restaurant cookery and show his fans how to prepare straightforward, tasty dishes at home. He shares a wealth of tips and tricks from his years as a professional chef - such as what to look for when buying a pan and how to chop an onion - to give home cooks that all-important confidence in the kitchen. “I really think that’s what separates good cooks from the mediocre ones,” writes Ramsay, who has confidence in spades.
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“Sure, you need to be able to master a few basics, but being able to act boldly and decisively, to have the confidence to ramp up the seasoning, for example, or to turn the gas up high and use the heat to your advantage - that’s the real secret.”
And to all those who say they simply can’t cook, the restaurateur reckons they’re just not interested enough in trying. “In truth, there’s no one with a genuine interest in learning who can’t improve and, with enough practice, become a decent cook,” he adds. Got it? Good. Now try three of Ramsay’s dishes at home and see how you fare...
This vegetable stew is such a simple combination of ingredients, but they undergo this amazing transformation during cooking to become more than the sum of their parts. A dish that just gets better and better the longer you allow the flavours to mingle. (SERVES 4-6 AS A STARTER) Olive oil, for frying 2 aubergines, trimmed and cut into 3cm chunks 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 red onion, peeled and diced 1 x 400g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses (see page 205) 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes Pinch of caster sugar Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper TO SERVE 1 loaf of crusty white bread, e.g. sourdough or pain de campagne Small bunch of mint, leaves roughly chopped 100g feta cheese, crumbled
Heat a heavy-based casserole dish over a high heat. Add a glug of oil and fry the aubergine for 3-4 minutes until coloured on all sides. Add the garlic and onion and fry for another 5 minutes until the onion is tender.
HOW TO SALT AUBERGINES
Although it’s not essential to salt aubergine before you fry it, doing so draws out the moisture and makes it absorb less oil. Simply chop or dice the aubergine as required, place in a colander and sprinkle with about one teaspoon of salt. Leave for 30 minutes, then rinse well, pat dry on kitchen paper and cook as you wish.
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StirSERVES in the butter 4 beans and pomegranate molasses with a generous pinch of salt and grinding of pepper. Add the tomatoes and sugar. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes until the aubergine is tender and collapsed and the stew reduced and flavoursome. (If you find the mixture is drying out too much, add a couple of tablespoons of water.) To serve, slice the bread and toast on each side until golden. Stir the mint through the aubergine, spoon onto the slices of toast and scatter over the crumbled feta. Serve warm. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE ISLE OF MAN PREMIER MAGAZINE
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PORK CHOPS WITH PEPPERS You’ll be amazed at how two such simple things can taste so good together. The sweet and sour peppers really cut through the richness of the beautifully sauteed chops and make for a really good, quick supper dish. As always when frying chops, leave them to rest as long as you cooked them so that they can tenderise and reabsorb their juices.
FOR THE SWEET AND SOUR PEPPERS:
2 pork chops, about 200g each
Olive oil, for frying
Olive oil, for frying
2 red peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, skin on, crushed Small bunch of thyme Butter
1 red onion, peeled and sliced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp caster sugar 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Small bunch of basil, leaves shredded
First prepare the peppers. Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the onion and peppers. Season with salt and pepper, add the sugar and saute over a high heat for 4-5 minutes until soft and coloured. (Make sure you can hear the vegetables hissing in the pan. If not, the pan isn’t hot enough and you’re in danger of boiling the vegetables instead of frying them.) Add the vinegar and let it bubble for a minute or two until it has reduced and the peppers are soft. Turn down the heat, add the tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Stir in the shredded basil and continue to cook for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat. Decant into a bowl and set aside to infuse. Wipe the pan clean, ready to cook the pork. Using a sharp knife, make cuts into the fat of the chops, about 5mm deep and at 3-4cm intervals, making sure you don’t cut into the meat. (This will stop SERVES 4 the meat from curling up during cooking and will make it cook more evenly.) Season the chops really well on both sides, pushing the seasoning into the meat. Place the cleaned-out frying pan over a high heat until hot and add a dash of oil. Add the chops, garlic and thyme and fry for 2-3 minutes until coloured. Turn and fry for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side, pushing the thyme under the chops and breaking up the garlic a little.
HOW TO SLICE PEPPERS
Chop off the green stalk and stand the flat end on your chopping board. Now slice down from the top, almost like peeling an orange, working your way around the pepper, to leave a tree of seeds. Now place the pepper slices down on the worktop, and holding them down with your three middle fingers, cut them into slices. Don’t try to rush: speed will come with practice.
Towards the end of cooking time, add 3 knobs of butter and baste the chops with it as they are cooking, to speed up the cooking process and keep the chops moist. (Push the fatty edge of the chops towards the back of the pan to help render the fat.) Squeeze the garlic out of its skin and place with the herbs on top of the chops. Transfer the chops to a plate, and rest for 5-10 minutes, spooning over the basting butter now and again. Serve the chops on top of the peppers with the resting juices and a little juice from the peppers.
SPICY SAUSAGE RICE This is like an old-fashioned jambalaya - a mixture of rice, vegetables and meat, a bit like risotto but without the need for stirring. Sausages are cheap but packed with flavour, and taking them out of the casing first flavours the rice beautifully. You can use any sausage you want - chorizo, merguez, pork or beef, depending on how spicy you want it.
200g long-grain rice
Olive oil, for frying
½ glass white wine
1 red onion, peeled and sliced
500ml chicken stock
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
1 tomato, chopped
5 spiced sausages, e.g. Italian chilli 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
Small bunch of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Add a glug of oil to a heavy-based casserole dish and fry the onion for 5 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Slit the sausage skins and crumble the sausage meat into the pan, then cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until coloured. Add the smoked paprika and mix. Season to taste.
HOW TO FRY ONIONS
If frying onion, don’t slice it too thinly or it will burn before it has had a chance to caramelise. Never rush cooking an onion. Always give it 5 or 6 minutes in the pan on its own.
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Add the rice and stir well to mix thoroughly and absorb the flavour. Deglaze the pan by pouring in the white wine and scraping any bits stuck to the bottom. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid almost entirely absorbed. Remove from the heat, gently fold in the spring onions, tomato and parsley and serve.
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THE DECADE WE HAD IT ALL
THE DECADE We Had It All… words | Viv Pallot IF YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE ‘80S IT’S PROBABLY WITH A GREAT DOLLOP OF NOSTALGIA, PARTICULARLY AS THE ECONOMIC PENDULUM HAS NOW SWUNG SO FAR THE OTHER WAY. It was, after all, the decade of the Yuppies*, when Wall Street was worshipped, businesses were booming and everyone had money to burn – until the stock market crash that is. Along with the wealth came the lifestyle; everyone craved newfound sophistication. Wine Bars sprung up as the chicest venues in which to rub one’s padded shoulders, restaurants were jam-packed and a new interest in drinks was born. The third Thursday every November became sacrosanct around the globe for anyone with the vaguest of French connections to be the first to obtain a bottle of that year’s “Beaujolais Nouveau”. It’s sad to see the event having fallen so far from favour - even if the wine wasn’t actually that good. The rest of the year, however, we were drinking some pretty sickly white wines like Black Tower, Blue Nun and Piat D’or. For real wannabe-socialites, there was always Babycham (sparking Perry) – served in a Champagne “saucer” in the days before the flute became popular. And if bubbles didn’t tickle your fancy, there was always the ubiquitous Mateus Rosé, which made up over 40% of Portugal’s worldwide export of table wine. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, New Zealand began experimenting with the production of Sauvignon Blanc. Critics were blown away by its standard which set the bar internationally and the typical in-your-face Kiwi version is more popular than ever.
Advertising of cigarettes and alcohol was still legal during the ‘80s as political correctness had yet to be invented. There were some absolute classics on television and cinema, now relegated to clips on YouTube. Well worth checking out are the brilliant Hamlet cigar adverts from the 1980s, as well as the hilarious Cinzano commercials starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins (where she always gets the drink spilled down her cleavage be it living it up in First Class or at a Swiss chalet in winter time). Then along came a movie that inspired the revival of a whole genre of drinks, dormant since their heyday in the 1920s and at speakeasies during the `30s. In the movie, Cocktail, (tagline: When he pours, he reigns), Tom Cruise starred as a sexy bartender with all the right moves and in real life everyone wanted a taste of the glamour. Suddenly, cocktails became de rigueur. And they’re enjoying yet another comeback now! Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four had the elite drinking wine with their cigars while the Proles - or working class - resorted to gin and cigarettes. In reality, the opposite was true: In the 80s, British high society from Royalty downward were drinking gin! Dennis Thatcher – the husband of then-Prime Minister, Maggie Thatcher was relentlessly teased for his partiality for gin, particularly on Spitting Image, a satirical TV puppet show. On an early morning flight to Scotland, he was reputed to have said, “It is never too early for a gin and tonic”, and had, according to a lunch guest at their country home, “a very sharp eye for a refill!” George Orwell can be forgiven for getting it a bit wrong with his 35-year forecast on who’d be drinking what, but I wonder what he’d make of Big Brother as the franchise for a TV reality game show?
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Q: Whats the funniest story that has happened to you since you started? A: Nothing too exciting but I have had a couple of the larger dogs sit on my head when I have been clipping their bellies and naturally I have been used as a lamppost and peed on a couple times. Q: So in effect you are the K9 version of a mobile Hair dresser? A: Exactly but I do not do “Blue Rinses” - I was once requested to paint a nails (Claws but I politely declined). Basically I wash and clip with their coat and nails inclusive of ear plucking. Q: So how did the business start? A: Basically I used to work for my mother providing a dog walking service. When my daughter went to play school I had additional hours in the day at my disposal. Dog grooming was always an area of interest so when a I was approached to take over an established business I took the leap. Q: So are you qualified in the discipline of Dog Quaffage? A: Yes I went away to the UK to take a Diploma in Dog Grooming. I decided not
to take a City and Guilds course, this would have given me the necessary qualification to carry out “Show Cuts” for the like of Cruffs but I figured there was a a larger market for well maintained domestic dogs here in Guernsey. Q: What were you doing before you ventured into dog walking? A: Prior to this I worked in the marketing department in Specsavers for 11 years. Q: Do you find that the skills that you ascertained in your previous roll have helped you in the running of your company? A: Absolutely - Discipline in business is a must and good communication skills are essential. Q: What advice would you give to someone starting their own business? A: Take a gamble - obviously you will weigh up the viability of the business from the outset, if it looks like it could stand up and deliver profit then go for it. Having a business comes with many rewards on and above the obvious financial gains.... Life’s too short.
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sector recovery led by rising house prices, improving consumer confidence and falling savings rates. The missing part of the jigsaw has been business sector Last month the main developments on the macro front investment which has been disappointingly slow to respond to concerned the elections in Italy and the US fiscal situation. rising consumer activity. With corporate cash balances high and evidence that the capital stock is getting way past its average The Italian elections were never likely to produce a ‘market replacement age, this could be about to change and potentially friendly’ outcome. The technocratic but ultimately unelected in quite dramatic fashion. The US fiscal picture has been government of Mario Monti had been successful in restoring undermining the confidence of businesses to invest but this can credibility to the Italian political process. In combination with a only go on for so long before inventories become too run down high level of support from the ECB led by the other Mario, ECB to match the recent marked pick up in consumer demand. At the governor Draghi, Italian bond yields had reversed the damaging turn of the year, the main concern was the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ and while rises of the last 2 years and foreign capital began once again this was ultimately successfully negotiated, this only came at the to flow into Italy to capture the attractive yields available. The cost of tax increases. Two months later and concerns regarding combination of lower overall yields and rising confidence has a potential premature tightening of US fiscal policy remain, this helped financial conditions improve, not as much as we would time in the form of the sequester that President Obama has just like to see but sufficient to break the negative spiral that was in signed into law. Taken together with the measures agreed at the place for most of the first half of last year. So with the election beginning of the year, there will be an overall fiscal tightening of result leading to the possibility of a change in direction away around 1.5% in the current year, of which 0.6% will come from the from the financial prudence of Monti towards an unknown and sequestration order itself. possibly more populist approach, the question is whether the recent improvement in the dynamics of the Eurozone economy The question is whether the economy is already growing will be stopped dead in its tracks. Looking at the economic data, sufficiently to withstand the effect of these measures or whether this would be a shame, as there has been a definite improvement they will kill the recovery. On the plus side, the Federal Reserve across the Eurozone, albeit relative to already can continue to offset the impact of these fiscal measures by very low expectations. maintaining the level of monetary accommodation at current levels but even this has been called into question with the release Turning to the US, the economy has in general shown signs of of the most recent Fed minutes suggesting that some members approaching ‘escape velocity’; in other words that point where are becoming concerned about the optimum level of quantitative the central bank can see that the economy is able to grow easing before the costs begin to outweigh independently of the massive levels of support that they have the benefits. been forced to inject to prevent the current malaise from tipping over into a long drawn out depression. In the past each time the To conclude, while the picture remains as cloudy as ever, there is US economic recovery has approached this point, it has not been one main reason why we remain quietly optimistic, namely that strong enough to withstand an unforeseen exogenous shock. we are entering a replacement cycle that will gather sufficient One recent example was the ‘Arab Spring’ which temporarily momentum from here to drive a self-sustaining raised gasoline prices at precisely the wrong time. This time economic recovery. the economy is starting to show clear signs of a robust private
CAREY OLSEN EVENT PINPOINTS LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES FOR GUERNSEY INSURERS Carey Olsen hosted insurance law expert Richard Spiller, of Holman Fenwick Willan in London, at its most recent client seminar where UK regulatory and Guernsey company law issues were discussed. The seminar was chaired by Peter Child, Director of Heritage Insurance Management and Guernsey International Insurance Association, with presentations from Richard Spiller and Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson. Mr Spiller began by reviewing UK legislation examining what constituted “carrying out” or “effecting” contracts of insurance under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). Mr Spiller warned that Guernsey insurers and managers needed to be aware of the risk of the activities of Guernsey licensed insurers becoming more and more UK focussed over time, which he referred to as “activity creep” into the UK. Mr Spiller said the offshore captive model continued to be very attractive but managers needed to be careful to ensure business processes were properly documented to minimise the risk of contravening the UK regulatory requirements.
December this year, and what they meant for existing Guernsey insurance companies. He suggested that the amendments in respect of protected cell companies were probably of most interest to the audience. In particular, cells of protected cell companies will be able to convert into non-cellular companies which will provide greater options for insurance managers in restructuring insurance portfolios.
Advocate Anderson outlined the updates to the new Guernsey Companies’ Law, which are due to come into effect on 31
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NEW PARTNER ANNOUNCED AT MOORE STEPHENS GUERNSEY Moore Stephens Guernsey is pleased to announce that Sam Bird, director of Trust and Corporate has been made Partner at the firm. Sam joined Moore Stephens in 2010 to head up the Trust and Corporate department after working at a senior level in Trust services and has gained invaluable experience over the last 13 years in the industry. Since joining the company, Sam has built strong business relationships with his clients, brought in new business and cemented himself as a vital member of the firm.
CLOSE FINANCE STRENGTHENS ITS CHANNEL ISLAND TEAM WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF SALES DIRECTOR
Within the new role as Partner, Sam will now go from not only managing the department but to having full responsibility for the Fiduciary department, taking on key decision making and business development ensuring the overall success of all Fiduciary services at Moore Stephens Guernsey.
Experienced sales professional Gordon Bush has been confirmed as the new Sales Director for Channel Island lender Close Finance CI Limited. With more than 25 years of sales management experience Gordon has firmly established himself in this field, holding a number of senior positions prior to joining Close Finance. Originally based in the UK he was employed as Sales Director at Aon Corporation for 15 years and also ran his own successful training and consultancy business, working with many of the major finance and insurance companies and motor manufacturers. Gordon has been involved in the set up of a range of Sales Process and Finance & Insurance related programmes for motor dealers across Europe and in 2011 he was appointed by Close Motor Finance to establish ‘Close College’, a sales and management training academy for UK Account Managers and sales related staff. Welcoming Gordon to the Close Finance CI team, Managing Director Adam Dawson said; “We’re pleased to have such an experienced individual heading up our sales efforts. Gordon has a proven track record in this market sector and his drive and determination are all wonderful assets for us here at Close.” In his role as Sales Director Gordon will be responsible for all sales related activity in both Jersey and Guernsey; this involves the implementation of a new sales strategy, including the development of an enhanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programme. He will also be directly responsible for twelve staff across the two Islands. Commenting on his new role Gordon said: “Close Finance CI Ltd is a well established and successful local business. As Sales Director my clear objective is to ensure that we achieve our aim to be the market leader in our chosen core markets of Motor Finance, Business Funding and Consumer Lending in the Channel Islands by 2015. This is an exciting objective and one that makes the role so appealing.” Discussing one of Close Finance’s most valuable assets, it’s people, he went on to say; “We have a very experienced, knowledgeable and in most cases, a long-serving team. I am very excited by the willingness and positive attitude of everybody to continue moving the business forward positively to achieve our goals.” Gordon moved to Jersey with his partner, along with two dogs and a horse in 2012. Outside of work he is a keen triathlete and marathon runner. He plans to complete a number of full and half marathons in both Guernsey and Jersey this year, along with the ‘round the rock’ event in Jersey in August. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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MATT BIRCH MRICS APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF SWOFFERS COMMERCIAL LIMITED Swoffers Commercial Limited, one of Guernsey’s leading commercial property consultants, has appointed Matt Birch MRICS to the Board of Directors. Jonathan Harris, Managing Director of Swoffers Commercial commented, “With his vast knowledge and experience in the UK both in Private Practice and in his own business, Matt has become a valuable asset since he joined us back in 2011. He has a wealth of experience in rent reviews, valuations, dilapidations and lease advisory work and is particularly adept at managing mixed commercial / residential investments.” He adds, “Matt’s appointment to the Board is testament to his skills and achievements and we are delighted that he’s now joined our team of Directors.” Matt is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer and holds an RICS accredited honours degree in Real Estate Valuation.
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‘FISCAL UNCERTAINTY VERSUS THE REPLACEMENT CYCLE’ LAST MONTH THE MAIN DEVELOPMENTS ON THE MACRO FRONT CONCERNED THE ELECTIONS IN ITALY AND THE US FISCAL SITUATION. THE ITALIAN ELECTIONS WERE NEVER LIKELY TO PRODUCE A ‘MARKET FRIENDLY’ OUTCOME.
he technocratic but ultimately unelected government of Mario Monti had been successful in restoring credibility to the Italian political process. In combination with a high level of support from the ECB led by the other Mario, ECB governor Draghi, Italian bond yields had reversed the damaging rises of the last 2 years and foreign capital began once again to flow into Italy to capture the attractive yields available. The combination of lower overall yields and rising confidence has helped financial conditions improve, not as much as we would like to see but sufficient to break the negative spiral that was in place for most of the first half of last year. So with the election result leading to the possibility of a change in direction away from the financial prudence of Monti towards an unknown and possibly more populist approach, the question is whether the recent improvement in the dynamics of the Eurozone economy will be stopped dead in its tracks. Looking at the economic data, this would be a shame, as there has been a definite improvement across the Eurozone, albeit relative to already very low expectations. Turning to the US, the economy has in general shown signs of approaching ‘escape velocity’; in other words that point where the central bank can see that the economy is able to grow independently of the massive levels of support that they have been forced to inject to prevent the current malaise from tipping over into a long drawn out depression. In the past each time the US economic recovery has approached this point, it has not been strong enough to withstand an unforeseen exogenous shock. One recent example was the ‘Arab Spring’ which temporarily raised gasoline prices at precisely the wrong time. This time the economy is starting to show clear signs of a robust private sector recovery led by rising house prices, improving consumer confidence and falling savings rates. The missing part of the jigsaw has been business sector investment which has been disappointingly slow to respond to rising consumer activity. With corporate cash balances high and evidence that the capital stock is getting way past its average replacement age, this could be about to change and potentially in quite dramatic fashion. The US fiscal picture has been undermining the confidence of businesses to invest but this can only go on for so long before inventories become too run down to match the recent marked pick up in consumer demand. At the turn of the year, the main concern was the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ and while this was ultimately successfully negotiated, this only came at the cost of tax increases. Two months later and concerns regarding a potential premature tightening of US fiscal policy remain, this time in the form of the sequester that President Obama has just signed into law. Taken together with the measures agreed at the beginning of the year, there will be an overall fiscal tightening of around 1.5% in the current year, of which 0.6% will come from the sequestration order itself. The question is whether the economy is already growing sufficiently to withstand the effect of these measures or whether they will kill the recovery. On the plus side, the Federal Reserve can continue to offset the impact of these fiscal measures by maintaining the level of monetary accommodation at current levels but even this has been
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called into question with the release of the most recent Fed minutes suggesting that some members are becoming concerned about the optimum level of quantitative easing before the costs begin to outweigh the benefits. To conclude, while the picture remains as cloudy as ever, there is one main reason why we remain quietly optimistic, namely that we are entering a replacement cycle that will gather sufficient momentum from here to drive a self-sustaining economic recovery.
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What do you do on an average day?
The average auditor has changed a lot in recent times from the everyday stereotype of old men and calculators. My day is filled with a variety of different tasks and challenges, as I work as part of different teams on different clients in different industries every few weeks as I start new audits. Being a second year and having added experience and knowledge, I am given greater responsibility for analysing and documenting client controls, leading meetings with the team and performing general audit work. At PwC we aim to
spend as much time with the client as possible, this means most of our time is spent out at the client’s offices working face to face with them. This allows you to meet new people nearly every week and for me its a major benefit of the job.
What is your next step?
I am currently half way through my training contract, I’ve got 6 exams left to take and aim to be fully qualified in July 2014. Once I have qualified I want to look to move abroad within the PwC Global Network and gain valuable international experience working with different clients in different industries which will hopefully provide me with greater opportunities to progress my career.
What advice would you give to yourself as a 2012/13 graduate considering the experience you have now?
Having gone through the whole process of numerous job applications and getting to where Ii am now, I think my main piece of advice would be as follows: apply to lots of positions, and give yourself options. Organisational culture is very different at each place so make sure you research and ask questions in interviews. You want to find the best job for you but also an environment that you will feel comfortable in.
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. From a weeks work experience to a year in industry placement as part of your degree course, we’ve lots of ways you can experience working with us to help you decide if a career in accountancy is for you.
“You’ll be working and studying with intelligent and inspiring people, building strong friendships and valuable networks. With over 155,000 people in 153 countries across our network, once you are qualified the world really is your oyster.”
If you think you would like to pursue a career at PwC, get in contact with GEMMA on 01481 752027 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org PwC, Royal Bank Place, 1 Glategny Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4ND
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WHITE AUDIT ASSISTANT 2 KPMG
AGE: 23 UNI ATTENDED: UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS WHEN I WAS 8 I WANTED TO BE : A SPICE GIRL, FAILING THAT, A ZOO KEEPER FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX: CHATTING WITH CLOSE FRIENDS IN FRONT OF A COAL FIRE WITH A MUG OF TEA AND LOTS OF BISCUITS. FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT IN GUERNSEY: TAJ MAHAL FAVOURITE NOISE: BUBBLE WRAP
What made you choose the Company you work for?
KPMG is a prestigious, global company with an excellent reputation; providing a great place to gain experience of working in accountancy. KPMG audits a wide range of clients enabling students to gain experience in many different areas of finance and other industries on the island. The level of support they offer whilst taking professional exams, creates an ideal environment for studying. Being a global firm produces the opportunity for secondments upon qualification, and a culturally diverse office environment. The working culture I experienced throughout my interview process, appealed to me.
What sort of professional training do you take?
I’m in my second year of my training contract, studying towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
(“ICAEW”) qualification to become a Chartered Accountant. In addition to the professional studies we also receive technical training and soft skills training to help with our personal development.
What do you do on an average day?
This varies depending on your audit assignment, and whether you are based at the office or at the client’s premises. You gain firsthand experience of interacting with clients, and use the knowledge gained from your professional studies on a daily basis which really helps to cement the theory behind what you are learning.
What is your next step?
My next step in terms of training is to sit my final exams. Once they are out of the way I need to concentrate on practical work experience in order to become time qualified before I can become a Chartered Accountant. Once I have qualified I think I will use KPMG’s Global Opportunity Programme to work abroad, hopefully somewhere with better weather!
What advice would you give yourself as a 2010/2011 graduate considering the experience you have now?
Three more years of studying for exams following a degree may seem daunting, but it’s worth it to gain such a well respected qualification that will give a great grounding for a career in the finance industry. It also gives something to fall back on should you decide to move out of finance into other areas of industry. Plus, in reality, the time goes really quickly and the people I come into contact with on a daily basis are all friendly and helpful.
Employer info: KPMG A leading accountancy practice, with offices based in Jersey and Guernsey, KPMG in the Channel Islands is a locally owned independent member firm of the KPMG network, affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG provides audit, tax and financial advisory services through talented professionals whose aim is to deliver the highest service and value to our clients. KPMG’s global network enables us to draw on our international resources and skills to meet our clients’ needs. Fundamental to KPMG’s approach is our focus on industry sectors. Our vision is simple, to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, people and our capital markets. www.kpmg.com/channelislands
“KPMG offers great support, excellent training, early
responsibility, competitive benefits and fascinating clients. These are just some of the factors that make usan employer of choice for both students and experienced professionals.”
If you think you’d like to pursue a career at KPMG, get in contact with DOMINIQUE on 01481 755715 or email: email@example.com
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Be part of the winning team We are holding a trainee open day and you are invited to come along
to Christies (Upstairs) in Le Pollet from 4.00-6.30pm Thursday 11 April Interested? Contact Dominique Aylett on 01481 755715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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words | Shambles Rambles CRICKET IS A GAME INVENTED IN ENGLAND WHERE YOU NEED 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF GOOD WEATHER TO PLAY!THE BOWLER RUNS IN AND TRIES TO HIT THE STUMPS WITH THE BALL WHILST THE BATTER TRIES TO STOP HIM FROM DOING SO BY EITHER DEFENDING THE BALL OR WHACKING IT SOMEWHERE. WHEN YOU ARE “OUT” YOU LOSE A WICKET AND YOU HAVE 10 TO PLAY AROUND WITH. THERE ARE VARIOUS FORMATS OF THE GAME FROM SHORT LIMITED OVER MATCHES THROUGH TO THE 5-DAY TEST MATCH. THE SIDE WITH THE MOST RUNS WINS IN SOME OF THE FORMATS AND IN OTHERS THERE IS THE OPTION OF A DRAW. THAT’S CRICKET EXPLAINED IN A FEW SENTENCES!
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This months Shambles Rambles finally sees me focus on my own sport Cricket, after over a year of looking at other local sport. I just had to pick my old mate Lee Savident to interview and his cricketing knowledge and experience is second to none.
T20 Final, it was the first time that club cricket was televised on Sky Sports. Thirdly was when I told my mum that I would score a hundred for her in the inter-insular in 2009, I scored 102 not out which was the first hundred in that game for some time.
Lee’s main pastime outside cricket is football, playing most of his career at North where he is now the assistant coach. The Spurs supporter played youth representative football for Guernsey and was once hailed as one of Guernsey’s top 10 Basketball players of all time in the Guernsey Press. He will also tell you that his retirement sport will be golf.
What’s your pre-match ritual mate, pint of Guinness or electrolyte protein shake? Guinness every time! Only two nights before the game though!
I terms of local Cricket, Lee started playing in the Evening League as a 13 year old for North before moving to Pessimists where he played one season. He then moved onto Rovers where he still plays to this day. When he was 13 he was selected to play in the U15 Palmer Cup for Guernsey in Hampshire. When he was 15 he scored three hundreds in the Palmer Cup week and was selected to play for Hampshire Schools. At 16 he was selected for the Hampshire Cricket Board and at 17 he was offered a summer contract for the full county side and signed fulltime for Hampshire CCC in 1996. He made his second team debut in 1997 against Middlesex where he took 3 for 41 including the wickets of Andrew Strauss and Phil Tufnell. His first team debut came against Yorkshire later that year where he took the wicket of former England captain, Michael Vaughan. He retired from playing first class cricket through injury in 2000. We couldn’t run a challenge as the bloke was injured as usual which I was not surprised to learn as I have bowled at him before with reasonable success and know that he would have been nervous about facing my big spinning googlies. He hobbled up to the KGV Clubhouse and I brought him a pint of Breda and asked him a few questions. I caught a man trying to break into my house last night. He was wearing American Football Pads, Swimming Trunks, Ice Skates and holding a Cricket Bat. I said, “Oi, what’s your game”? Take us back to the early days, when Cricket started for you? When I was 12 I used to go down to La Mare De Carteret every night and watch cricket, I started playing at my Youth Club and we used to play against the other Youth Clubs. My Football coach at North, Phil Myers, was short for the cricket team and asked me to play. I watched a lot of Cricket and more or less became self-taught. Apart from me, who has been the biggest inspiration in your cricketing career to date? There are three people really. Ralph Anthony who gave up his time and fed me balls on the bowling machine, Terry Trodd who was the U16 Manager at Hampshire who I lived with when I went to the UK and Malcolm Marshall who was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. We were bowling in the nets and he taught me to bowl away swingers, he said that in-swing bowling was for girls! Give us three moments in your career where you felt the most elated? One of mine was when I took 6 wickets in 6 balls, which local cricket statistician John Mountford described as phenomenal and deemed it a quadruple hat trick. The first one was when I bowled Phil Tufnell around his legs on my debut, if we didn’t get the wicket in that over we would have been fined £5,000 as a team for a slow over rate. Secondly would be playing for Totton & Ealing in the National
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Give us three young Guernsey cricketers we should watch out for? There are many but let’s go for Matthew Stokes who is very mature in the way that he plays the game, Jordan Martel as a promising young bowler and Jason Martin who is an awesome wicket-keeper and has a great attitude. After having played county cricket, how do you rate the opportunities being presented to players similar to yourself here in Guernsey? I played for the Grammar School in years 7 through to 13 and I would have played 10 games in total. There was 1 tour per season and 1 training session leading into it, I was the only player in the team outside Elizabeth College. There are so many more opportunities now with a comprehensive year round programme and lots of coaches. There are over 90 representative games this coming season. If you have the talent the pathway is there for wherever you want to get to in the game. There are no excuses. I can see that you have recently had surgery and are using crutches. If you wore a camouflage jacket would that mean as the saying goes, “You can hide but you can’t run”? That reminds me, I put my camouflage jacket down the other day and I can’t find it. How do you and other sports people deal with the continued issue of niggling injuries? It’s very frustrating! Times have changed though in cricket as there are bowling regulations which have limited the risk of injury. If you are injured it helps to have a good bunch of mates around you as when you don’t feel involved your moral drops very quickly. Apparently I’m too into the recent New Zealand and I’m starting to annoy my wife Jane. While sitting on the sofa, she said, “Jason, it’s over!” and stormed out of the room. Actually there were two balls left... she should try keeping up with the game. Who were the best players you have played against? It must be Raul Dravid who was unbelievable to watch, Shane Warne bowled 25 over’s at him and couldn’t get anywhere near him. He scored 180 that day. Also Alan Donald, he was lightening quick and when we played Warwickshire on Sky Sports he hit me on the pad and if you lip read you will see me saying “That ******* hurt!” I have asked a number of people who know you and have officiated in the games you have played in for questions to ask you and the same one keeps cropping up time and time again. “Out of all the LBW dismissals in your career, were any of them actually the correct decision? Categorically no! On reflection though I might give them the odd one. With the wealth of opportunities now available in Guernsey cricket there is something for everyone who wants to take part – from playing to scoring, from coaching to umpiring. Full details and a contact us page are available through the Guernsey Cricket Board website, www.guernseycricket.com or the youth website www.guernseycricketcats.com
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F UL L B OAR MO TO RC Y C LE C LUB GUERN SEY PRESEN TS
Lena ‘The Hunter’ Ovchynnikova
Iman ‘The Pretty Killer’ Barlow
World pro champion 2009 , K1 rules, 56,4 kg, ISKA World pro champion 2010, K1 rules, 56,4 kg,WKF World pro champion 2010, muay-thai, 56,4 kg,WKF Europe pro champion 2009, MMA, 54,6 kg, ISKA Intercontinental world champion 2008, MMA, EMT
S1 WORLD CHAMP WPMF WORLD CHAMP UKMF ENG CHAMP WKA EUROPEAN CHAMP WKA PPRO AM WORLD CHAMP MANY BRITISH AND EUROPEAN JUNIOR TITELS
E V E N I N G
SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2013 AT BEAU SEJOUR LEISURE CENTRE SUPPORTING THE
DOORS OPEN AT 5.30PM - FIGHTS START AT 7PM STANDARD TABLE SEATS £40 & LIMITED VIP TABLE SEATS WITH FOOD £60
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TICKET HOTLINE 01481 747280 TICKETS ON SALE @ BEAU SEJOUR, SATURDAY 18TH MAY FROM 8AM FIGHT CARD SUBJECT TO VISAS AND MEDICALS
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1984 GADGETS 1984 ROBOT
LIKE A ROBOT FROM 1984… THIS MONTH GALLERY IS ALL ABOUT RETRO GADGETS – DEVICES THAT HAVE EITHER BEEN BROUGHT BACK FROM THE GRAVE OR THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN A MODERN TWIST TO MAKE THEM 21ST CENTURY USER-FRIENDLY.
With technology reaching ridiculous new horizons nowadays, it seems that there’s a growing trend for gadgets that hark to the old school and give us warm, fuzzy memories of 8-bit graphics and ergonomically rubbish control pads. Gallery recommends the following lot…
Anyone remember when you used to take pictures of stuff, and then you’d put them in a book, called an ‘album’, and occasionally you’d sit with your friends and family and look at GALLERY DPS the pictures and reminisce? Well, that’s allGADGETS been ruined by digital cameras and Facebook, as we don’t need real photographs any more do we? Just stick ‘em online and share them with the world and hope you don’t forget your password Well good luck with that sunshine. Me? I’ll be investing in a Polaroid Z2300, a 10 megapixel digital camera which instantly captures, edits and prints photos with ZINK technology, which you can then shake, blow and stick on your fridge just like the old days. Of course you can upload your pics to your ‘puter from it, but I’m a purist, I’ll be printing hard copies only. See you when the Internet breaks. AVAILABLE FOR £169.99 FROM POLAROID.CO.UK
One of the many things that mp3 technology ruined (aside from the entire global music industry and the creeping acceptance of sub-par sound quality) was the romantic tradition of exchanging cassette mixtapes with the guy/girl you fancy. As a romantic gesture, it was perfect and practical – a calling card to demonstrate how cool and hip you are (you’d stick a couple of My Bloody Valentine B-sides that you never listened to to demonstrate this) and a chance to show your sensitive side by using the poetry and musical genius of others. Or, being less cynical, it was just a nice way to get to know each other and also showed that you’d put time and thought in; picking out your tracks and actually recording them to cassette would take a good few hours.
Burning songs off iTunes on to a CD isn’t the same, and sharing a Spotify playlist is even less romantic, seeing as it takes all of 10 seconds. The USB Mixtape is basically a USB stick in a cassette-shaped gift pack, so on one hand it’s a bit of a cop-out (the process still takes all of 10 seconds), but it’s a sweet little way to say, awkwardly, “Um, I kind of, y’know, like you.” AVAILABLE FOR £20 FROM SUCK.UK.COM
You can do all sorts with timetravel – fly on a hoverboard, punch a cowboy, snog your mum, maybe tip your arch nemesis in manure – the world is almost literally your oyster with a Flux Capacitor. One drawback – it requires 1.21 gigawatts of power so you’ll need a not insignificant amount of plutonium to power it, which you’ll probably have to blag from some Libyans (Diamond Select Flux Capacitor, overleaf)
Designed by Berlin-based illustrator and designer Axel Pfaender, the Berlin Boombox is yet another startup crowdfunded through Kickstarter.com and is an incredibly cool alternative to your typical mp3 player docking station. It comes as a kit containing a corrugated cardboard shell and speakers, which you assemble yourself – apparently it takes around 15 minutes to build and even the intensely stupid can do it – and then you’re ready to plug in your iPod. As well as giving your mp3 player a much bigger sound (and you can download an app to further optimise your audio output), it’s got a neat, minimalist look to it, and you’ll look proper cool walking down the street with it on your shoulder, blasting out a bit of Grandmaster Flash. AVAILABLE FOR £56 FROM BERLINBOOMBOX.COM
Anyone bold enough to describe themselves as achieving “groundbreaking advancement in the field of obsolescence!” deserves a high five at the very least, and US hacker/engineer/ designer Jack Zylkin deserves that and more for coming up with the USB typewriter. USBTypewriter.com sell typewriter conversion kits, which allow you to turn any old classic typewriter into a keyboard for your computer, or to use it to type directly on to paper as usual whilst electronically recording your keystrokes. Converting your typewriter might take an afternoon or so, but there’s also the option of purchasing a range of original, restored vintage typewriters through their online store. If you’ve ever wanted to recreate a Hunter S Thompson-style bender/writing marathon but felt that it wasn’t the same without the clunking of mechanical keys, this is just what you need. Possibly the best gadget ever. CONVERSION KITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR £50 FROM USBTYPEWRITER. COM. FULLY CONVERTED & RESTORED TYPEWRITERS ARE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS PRICES
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If you don’t know what a Flux Capacitor is, then you haven’t seen Back to the Future. If you haven’t seen Back to the Future, you’ll need one of these to go back in time and tell your mum to make sure you watch Back to the Future. Or something. Anyway, stick one of these in your car – preferably a DeLorean, but any car will do – hoon it up to 88mph (on private property of course. Gallery does not condone speeding), and you’ll be able to traverse back and forth through the years at your pleasure. You can do all sorts with timetravel – fly on a hoverboard, punch a cowboy, snog your mum, maybe tip your arch nemesis in manure – the world is almost literally your oyster with a Flux Capacitor. One drawback – it requires 1.21 gigawatts of power so you’ll need a not insignificant amount of plutonium to power it, which you’ll probably have to blag from some Libyans. THE DIAMOND SELECT FLUX CAPACITOR REPLICA IS AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON.CO.UK FOR £461.85
iCADE iPAD ARCADE CABINET
Once upon a time, there was an incredible place full of wonder, magic, mystery and kids smoking outside. That place was called Funland and it played a key role in the formative years of many a local whippersnapper/scallywag. It was of course, for those too young to remember, an amusement arcade and it was never replaced, either physically or in our hearts. Now, however, you can recreate your own private Funland with this rather brilliant iPad attachment. All you do is slide your iPad in and it uses Bluetooth to connect to the cabinet, transforming it into an arcade game machine. Download the free Atari Greatest Hits app and you’ve ready to go with a shedload of classic arcade games. The perfect way to recreate your misspent youth. AVAILABLE FOR £69.99 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK
CASSETTE TO iPOD CONVERTOR
For those of you old enough to actually still have any of those old mixtapes your loved ones gave you way back when, there’s a number of cassette-to-iPod convertors, but one of the best ones is the Tape Express Plus by Ion Audio, the chaps that manufacture the iPad arcade convertor. It’s a portable USB tape player which allows you to transfer music from cassette to iPod or computer. It also has its own audio output so if you want to listen to tapes the old fashioned way, you can do that too. If you were canny enough to hold on to all the old tapes you made of the chart rundowns, or had your own favourite driving tape that you haven’t been able to listen to in years, well, you’re in luck. THE TAPE EXPRESS PLUS IS AVAILABLE FOR £49.99 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK
Back in the early-to-mid eighties, everyone wanted to own either a Spectrum ZX or a Commodore 64. They were the cutting-edge of home computing; the first steps into the brave new digital age for the masses. Compared to even your average modern mobile phone they look positively primitive, but they’re arguably as important a milestone in computing as anything Bill Gates or Steve Jobs brought to the world, so there’s been much rejoicing since the machine rose like a phoenix from the flames in 2010 with the C64X, a souped-up version of the original, designed with modern technology in mind. It has 4GB of memory, a USB slot, Blu Ray and DVD drive, is compatible with modern TVs and monitors and is completely PC compatible, so you can install the latest edition of Windows. So, it’s essentially a modern PC in that familiar retro keyboard casing. But it comes with a neat extra – in the boot menu, you can choose to operate it in emulation mode, playing all the 8-bit Commodore games that enthralled you way back in the day. Hooray. AVAILABLE FOR £230 – 860 FROM COMMODOREUSA.NET
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PHONE HOME PHONE HOME
PHONE HOME HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X
HANDSET ONLY PRICE: £408, FREE ON BLUE 24 MONTH TARIFF FROM JT Say hello to HTC’s latest offering, the Windows Phone 8X.
its tail can be uploaded with quickness and ease.
Standing at 4.3 inches tall and housing a Dual-core 1.5GHz processor, this handset packs quite a punch. Operating off Windows 8, the latest and greatest from Windows, the handset is smooth, vibrant and places social interaction at the forefront. Users can post straight to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn by clicking on the live tile on their home screen. Meaning those memorable videos of your dog chasing
An 8MP camera means there is no lack of quality in the photo department and the ability to shoot in HD is not overlooked. As for the inevitable drop of the phone, you can feel slightly more at ease with the screen being protected in Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Overall, the form is great to hold, the operating system is refreshing and the California Blue design is stunning. A great all-rounder.
WORK, REST & PLAY WITHOUT COMPROMISE Do you spend all of your time at work? No, and neither do you spend most of the day watching TV. The truth is, we strike a balance between work and play in our lives, which begs the question, why are so many mobile phones designed with a preference for one type of usage over the others? Thankfully, the people at Sony have spotted this problem and designed the Android-based Sony Experia S to be there for you, whatever the time of day and whatever you are doing. If you need access to your emails, there’s no problem. The Experia S can sync with exchange servers and popular email services such as Gmail or Yahoo, keeping you connected at all times. Equally, the HD Video camera, all 12 megapixels of it, captures the world around you in brilliant detail. Gamers will also love the Experia S which comes as Playstation certified, giving you access to a huge range of games on the Playstation Network.
Sony has designed an entire ecosystem around the Experia S that includes accessories such as the Smartwatch. This natty gadget lets you control your phone without taking it out of your bag or pocket. The watch automatically syncs with the handset, letting you see emails, text messages, social media notifications and a whole load of apps at a flick of your wrist.
The Experia S is more than just an all-rounder, it’s a phone that keeps up with your busy life whatever you’re doing. Pick up an Experia S for just £35 on the Smart400 plan at Sure, buy before the end of June and you’ll leave the shop with a Sony Smartwatch worth £89.99, on your wrist!
With the Galaxy S4 on its way and another iPhone 5 release likely in the summer, this is HTC’s attempt to compete in the flagship top level smartphone market. HTC have built a top quality handset here with a really sharp design and combined it with some of the latest technology - its sleek single aluminium block body gives it a really solid look and feel. The resolution and quality of the screen is impressive – watch photos and videos come to life, especially as it allows you to stream all of your favourite content onto one screen using a blink feed. Getting started with the HTC One is really easy with straightforward transfer of contacts, texts and settings from another
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Android phone, or even BlackBerry or iPhone - this is always the first thing you worry about isn’t it? Fun features include “Zoe” shots in the camera’s functionality. You can record 3 second video clips as you take photos and store them in an events highlight folder – a great way of capturing that special event. It also has a neat little infra-red widget that means it can work as a TV remote - hands up who’s TV remote control has been battered by kids, pets and lost its way down the back of the sofa?
HTC One is a truly impressive top end smartphone, and by the time this edition of the mag hits our shore it should be sitting pretty waiting for you to test drive it in AirtelVodafone’s store in Queen Street. GUERNSEY’S JERSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
GETTING SMART IN THE ROUGH FOR THOSE OF US WHO LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE, SMARTPHONES CAN SEEM TOO DELICATE TO TAKE OUT TO THE WILDS. THAT IS, UNLESS YOU WRAP A CUMBERSOME COVER AROUND THEM. Samsung have designed the Galaxy Xcover 2 precisely to end the dearth of rugged and durable smartphones on the market. The Xcover is certified to withstand dust and sand, and is happy to be immersed in shallow water for up to 30 minutes.
FEATURES Processor: 1 GHz dual-core Display: 100.8mm(4.0”) WVGA(480 x 800) TFT OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Naturally, the rugged nature of the Xcover 2 is reflected in the design of its shell which is moulded with a variety of dimples and grips to vastly reduce the likelihood of it being dropped. That said, the cover does not, at first glance, look very different to that on any other smartphone it is only when you pick it up that you realise just how well designed this tactile piece of equipment is.
Camera: 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
As with all smartphones, it’s not the outside that counts, it’s what’s hidden within that really matters. The Xcover 2 runs Android’s Jelly Bean operating system on a dual-core 1GHz processor which, along with a gigabyte of RAM, makes it quite capable of running your tasks, keeping your social networks updated and putting the power of the Net in the palm of your hand.
Memory: 4GB User memory, 1GB
Naturally, for a device designed for the outdoors, it comes complete with Google Maps and an enhanced GPS system to make sure you don’t lose your way. As a Samsung phone, it also comes with Samsung’s media hubs as well as S-Cloud which lets you sync, back-up and restore so your data is never lost.
Ruggedized Battery cover lock Strap holder GPS A-GPS Glonass
The Xcover 2 is free on selected Smart plans. Just pop into the Sure Store to find out more.
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Audio: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC, eAAC, AMR NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, Music Player with SoundAlive
Dimension: 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5g Battery: Li-ion 1,700mAh
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GALLERY CALLED INTO FOREST ROAD GARAGE TO TAKE THE SPORTY NEW KIA PRO CEE’D FOR A SPIN. WE HAD HERD ON THE GRAPEVINE THAT THIS SPORTY VERSION OF THE KIA CEE’D LIVED UP TO THE EXPECTATIONS PORTRAYED BY ITS SPORTY LOOK AND EXCELLENT QUALITY OF BUILD... HERE’S HOW WE GOT ON. Styling The first thing that we noticed was that the three door Pro_ cee’d had managed to execute its sporty looks without sacrificing a great deal of the practicality delivered by the Cee’d hatch back. So yes you can have a stylish set of wheels in budget that delivers the practicality that day to day life demands. Kia has seen huge success with the Sportage (Another great car and highly rated by the team here at Gallery HQ) and we feel its fair to say that the Pro_cee’d is going to follow suit. The addition of an automatic reversing camera gives the fell of the car an ultra high tec package. The Drive Being 40mm lower than its sister Cee’d model the Pro_cee’d has a better stance on the road. Put bluntly this car sticks like chewing gum to your shoe and delivers a drive full of confidence. Clever tricks like wide-set front fog lights and a narrower grille make the Pro_cee’d seem wider and more aggressive.
and delivered a very comfortable driving experience coupled with the brunt of a sporty vehicle at your toe and fingertips as and when you needed it. The Hill-start Assisted Control (HAC) is perfect for Guernsey. So is the excellent motor driven power steering when negotiating the lanes and inevitably meeting something larger than yourself coming the other way with no intention of reversing. The Bling 6 Speaker System RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility USB & AUX Ports to connect a third party media device such as an Ipod Bluetooth with voice recognition & Music Streaming 7” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping and Traffic Messaging Channel Reversing Sensors Reversing Camera System Trip Computer Full intelligent digital display Many, many more exciting features. Our Verdict Seriously get down to Forest Road Garage and try this car out for yourself. You will not be disappointed and our guess is that you will have a Pro_Cee’d parked on your drive by the time our next issue comes out. Model featured: Pro Cee’d 1.6 Petrol SE
The interior is impressive not only in looks but in delivery. Many features have been factored in to ensure a driving experienced that is tailed to your liking such as:
Fully Adjustable seats (Including height) Cruise control and Speed Limiter Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment Multiple steering options with Flex Steer - Normal, Com fort and Sports Mode
Once we had made our personal adjustments we were off. At no point did the Pro Cee’d disappoint. The drive was smooth
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Forest Road Garage To book a test drive please Call 01481 235753 Forest Road Garage Ltd, Forest Road, St.Martins, GY8 0AB GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
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ADAM ANT INTERVIEW
words | Nick Mollet
LOVING THE MUSIC PROFESSION, HAVING STAMINA, BEING ABLE TO GO THE DISTANCE AND WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE WILL GO A LONG WAY TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY. ‘It’s 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,’ cult global music icon Adam Ant told Nick Mollet in an exclusive Gallery interview. And his advice for any aspiring Guernsey musicians is not to sign anything unless you have a lawyer looking over your shoulder. IT has been a long, arduous and sometimes painful journey for Adam Ant since his halycon days as the showman for Adam and the Ants in the early 80s. But the 58-year-old former Dandy Highwayman is back with a vengeance, with his infamous eyeliner, goatee beard and bandana, and the man once dubbed as the sexiest man in America by MTV viewers, will be gracing our shores once again very soon. In his flamboyant and wild heyday his energetic appearnce on stages across the globe was synonymous with his glam-rock pirate regalia as Britain’s once biggest pop star. Adam and the Ants had seven top 10 songs in the UK before he went solo in 1982, with Goody Two-Shoes topping the charts. In 1995 it appeared that Wonderful would be his last album but now he has returned. He has had well-documented problems in life, has been diagnosed with bi-polar syndrome and related mental health issues, but he regards himself as a fighter, like one of his heroes Muhammad Ali. As well as a glittering musical career, which included three Number One hits, he worked as an actor and has appeared in more than 24 films.
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Since 2010 he has undertaken an intensive reactivation of his musical career and performed regularly on tours across the UK, US and Oz. Late 1979 saw the release of the band’s debut album Dirk Wears White Sox, with the massive Kings of the Wild Frontier the following summer and the Antmania that followed put the band at the forefront of the popular New Romantic movement. The 1981 album Prince Charming included two Number one singles ‘Stand and Deliver’ and ‘Prince Charming’ before he disbanded the band in 1982 and went solo. Having admitted missing music during his years out of the industry he began writing music again about three years ago, which has culminated in a new album being released earlier this year. He has come a long way since he shared History of Art classes with Guernsey’s Liberation Moumument designer Eric Snell at Hornsey College of Art. Adam Ant, whose real name is Stuart Goddard, last appeared in Guernsey on the night of Sunday 8 June 1981 as the frontman of Adam and the Ants, as about 2,200 people crammed into the Sir John Loveridge Hall. About 80 young people collapsed or fainted from over-excitement or the intense heat in the hall at a time when the band was topping the UK charts with their hit Stand and Deliver. So could he still recall the concert in Guernsey more than three decades ago? ‘I remember it seemed that it was as if the entire island had turned up to see us. It was an extraordinary reaction,’ he told Gallery. ‘It seemed the audience got young overnight. It must have been pretty hot in there. I hope nobody was seriously injured - I remember people being carried out.’ But what does he think of Guernsey?‘I think people make a big fuss about the Isle of Wight Festival but there are other islands GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
equally as beautiful. It [Guernsey] has a certain charm to it. When you go over you get treated well and people appreciate the effort,’ he insisted.
And did he ever think he would be so big and successful in the industry - especially after playing at the start at places like the Marquee when bottles were being thrown at him?
So does he still get as much excitement about playing live now as in his heyday? ‘If anything I’m getting more. I have been solidly touring and have done 130 shows since late 2010. It allows you to hone your set down. I like to play the hits and some early hits and some stuff off the new album.’
‘There is no key to success - it’s really hard work. You need success, survival, longevity and consistency - those are my four primary keys to it.’
And what can he promise islanders who go to see Adam Ant and the Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse at The Dave Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour on 1st May? ‘Hopefully hear some songs they like and a few surprises. It’s a night out for me and I hope they enjoy the show. It’s as important as playing London or New York - every show has the same focus and everybody deserves the best shot and I’m excited,’ he said. ‘Hopefully you will come away saying ‘I’m glad he played that’. I’m putting on a show I would like to hear. We change the set every night but it will be different from everywhere else.’ His new double-album title ‘Adam Ant is the Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter’ was released on his own record label Blueback Hussar Records recently and its title is rather obscure and unusual. It comprises 17 tracks and contains Napoleonic and punishment references and naval/nautical slang and has received mixed reviews by the UK’s music press. It includes homages to Vince Taylor and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and one of his mentors Malcolm McLaren and is semi-autobiographical. Adam Ant has stated previously that it is a live record that lends itself to performance and features ‘a kind of concept’. It is a very old-fashioned, old school, step-by-step album and is viewed as him coming back to life after years in the musical wilderness. It is his first album for 18 years so what is the story behind it? ‘It’s a set of short stories - it’s a bit of an autobiographical thing - a bit of a Spaghetti Western. It’s a naval term for punishment. I have never been asked so much about a title - people are intrigued. The gunner’s daughter is the girl Georgie on the album cover and it should all link up,’ he said. ‘It’s a very eclectic album and no song sounds the same. The concept in my mind was a double vinyl album. The album has a parental guidance sticker on it. It’s not Prince Charming - it’s a bit more grown-up and I hope I am as well,’ he told Gallery. So is he pleased with the public response and still being so popular all these years on from his heyday? ‘Yes I’m delighted. One of the things I noticed is, having done so many concerts and festivals, is that when you do that you are playing to their audience and it’s a different challenge. You feel a sense of growth - that is one of the most gratifying things. It’s remarkable. It’s nice to survive [the test of time] and people appreciate your stuff,’ he said. But does he still have the same passion and energy on stage nowadays as he displayed at his pomp as a Dandy Highwayman, fronting one of the world’s biggest bands? ‘I get a buzz out of it or I would sincerely not do it. Every gig is like running the marathon....and any marathon runner will tell you it’s 100% live and there is no messing about. It’s the greatest challenge doing something live.’ So how does he feel after every gig? ‘I’m only fit for a bath and a cup of tea at the end. Whatever happens, happens. It’s always a surprise every night.’ BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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So what is he most proud of? ‘In life it was becoming a dad to my daughter - that is my greatest pride. In musical terms to have done the records, to stick with it, and to change the look and sound of every album.’ And how would he like to be remembered in history? ‘That is not for me to say. Hopefully people will still be listening to the records in future,’ he insisted. So what does he think about being a cult hero and superstar and people imitating him with their painted white stripes on their faces and does he still regard himself as a Dandy Highwayman? ‘I like clothes and to look as good as I can on stage. It happens to be part of my life. It’s gratifying to see an idea you develop and it’s just a footnote in Rock and Roll.’ Is he now making up for lost time and what more is there to come from Adam Ant? What inspires him to keep going? ‘The love of the profession. I missed it enormously and being away from it has been a good thing. It’s a great profession to be in but you have to be willing to pay the price. You have to have a lot of stamina. You have to go the distance - it’s 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,’ he said. Rumour has it that his first album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ was inspired by a punk called Dirk with Guernsey connections but is there any truth in these whispers? ‘No it was inspired by Dirk Bogarde, the actor. People are telling porkies.’ So have his well-documented life experiences been influential in his music? ‘I have always tried to put whatever album I’m making as it reflects my life at the time,’ he admitted. What is his advice for any aspiring musicians in Guernsey? ‘Nothing has changed - get in that rehearsal room, get a band together, write songs and play as many gigs as you can. Don’t sign anything unless you have a lawyer looking over your shoulder. Enjoy it and pace it.’ But will he always be a Prince Charming ro a Goody Two-Shoes? ‘I will always be a pirate. I like to be on the outside of it - I’m not on any bandwagon. I don’t necessarily play by the rules of the business I’m in.’ So what about coming back to Guernsey shortly? ‘I just look foward to the show and hopefully people will come and see the 2013 version.’ Tickets for the gig are £32.50, standing only. Call 747280 to book or visit Culture and Leisure department outlets to buy tickets. GALLERY HAS SNAPPED UP TWO TICKETS FOR OUR READERS. For you chance to win just answer this question? Adam and the Ants’ first album Dirk Wears White Sox was named after who? Email your answer to: email@example.com
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heir label, Violet Point, will develop a network for writers, producers, performers, visual artists and anyone who is interested in making music.
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TONIGHT THE SKIES
Tonight the Skies A new album release from another bunch of talented musicians on our tiny isle of Guernsey.
ollie Martorella and James Le Huray, of the electroacoustic outfit Tonight the Skies, met in late 2010. Both spent time studying and working in the UK prior to that, but it was only upon their return to Guernsey that they crossed paths. It was a fortunate and well-timed meeting, as they share a definite vision of the kind of music they want to make. That vision is so strong that only six months later they played their first gig at Sark Folk Festival 2011. Since then they have gone from strength to strength and have just released their first album on their own newly formed label. Their music could be described as melody-rich, electronic, dreampop and they generally like to write songs about love, dreams, space, and robots. James plays guitar and percussion and Hollie sings and plays violin. Of course, they have a huge collective pot of musical influences between them, but those listening to their music might hear inspiration from Goldfrapp, Air and Massive Attack. Having both worked in the music industry in London they are well placed to use their knowledge to write, make and promote their music. Hollie studied English at Durham University and Kings College then moved to London where she worked in music licensing for record companies and also released an EP with her ‘shoegaze’ band Alba Nova. James studied at London College of Music, specialising in audio technology, which has been an experience integral to being able to get such a great sound BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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in the studio. He also toured throughout the UK with his band and worked as a session musician. Both Hollie and James make their music in the spirit of a DIY ethic. With the affordability of digital recording equipment and software and the rise of online communities, now the musicians themselves have the power to both record and market their own material. Being signed to a major label with financial backing obviously has its advantages but, for some, it can also bring more negative aspects. ‘The DIY landscape is a perfect platform for writers/producers like us, as we can see the creative process through from an idea to a product. It’s fun and generates different ways to engage with our fans’, says Hollie. They hope their newly formed label, Violet Point, will develop a network for writers, producers, performers, visual artists and anyone who is interested in making music and musical products. They envision their independent label as a hub for like minded people to work together to produce original music, as well as get help with the more technical aspects of releasing it. Their album is now available on CD from Kendall Guitars and also to order on their website tonighttheskies.com. A digital release is to follow. Check out their Facebook page for more information on upcoming gigs as well as Guernsey Gigs (guernseygigs.com), for a peek at a little video of them playing an acoustic version of their track ‘Kitty’. Tonight the Skies will be playing a live session at Kendall Guitars on Saturday, April 6th, 2pm - everybody is welcome.
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I met the men behind the music on their 4th birthday for some banter…
What has been your most memorable moment on stage?
Gallery: Thanks so much for giving up your time for this interview - it’s not like you need the publicity, as all your gigs seemingly sell out in less than 24 hours!
Nick: When Kriss unbuttoned and stuck his hand down his pants behind his keyboard, and I couldn’t sing for laughing.
Nick: This 80’s nostalgia thing is lasting a lot longer than I originally anticipated. I thought Fade2Grey would have a maximum shelf life of two years, but we keep getting more and more popular - much to the distress of some members of the local music fraternity. That’s not to say that the bubble could burst at any time, in which case we’ll stop immediately. I mean, we look stupid enough already, but looking like this in an empty venue would be a definite nono. I’ve got another project planned anyway and I need to get that started before too long. What do you do when you’re not being Dynamic Nick, Eye Kandy Kriss, Andi Medals and Little Gary Numan? Kriss: In my spare time I am a famous local artist. Commissions on canvas are available upon request. I also sing and skank in my other ska band, The Sons of the Desert. Andi: I’m not wearing medals anymore. Little Gary Numan: Sorry I don’t understand? I am Little Gary Numan? Yes. Yes you are. You play to your adoring fans an average of four or five times a year – the venues ranging from your debut performance at The Rocquettes Hotel, to your “Best Ever 80s” shows at Beau Sejour. You’ve even gone on tour – playing at The Wilde Theatre in Bracknell last summer. What has been the greatest gig you ever played to date, and why? Nick: I think the most recent gig we have played is always our greatest gig. It has to be. We can’t go on stage and not give it one hundred percent. People pay good money to see us and they deserve a brilliant show. It has been bloody good fun though and I’ll always remember playing with Toyah and The Beat.
Little Gary Numan: Not a Fade2Grey one. I think it was being dressed as a baby during the heady days of Unique and the Style Warriors… I was that baby. Kriss: Seeing my face on a big screen at Beau Sejour in front of 2000 people whilst dressed as a gay matador was kind of cool. But one night I forgot my hairspray and guy liner, and so my hair flopped and my eyes didn’t look as pretty as they usually do. Andi: Snapping drumsticks is hairy. As you have only ever played sell out gigs, some might say that you are one of Guernsey’s most successful bands… like EVER… has the success gone to your heads? Andi: Of course! Kriss: No, I’ve always known I was a genius. Nick: Of course it has. I don’t think you can be truly great unless you believe you’re great in the first place – which we all do. But there’s so much jealousy over here. From our very first gig the usual suspects were standing at the back saying (adopts a high-pitched whining voice) “They’re not a proper live band; they’re using sequencers and computers”. Well DUH!! We’re an 80’s cover band - what do you expect? We do what we do and people seem to like it. Get a life. It’s a no brainer. While I’m having a rant, why do some local bands think they’re owed something by the audience, when all they do is play free admission gigs in crappy little pubs and read their words from a music stand? OK, I admit I use autocue, but that’s cool isn’t it? Little Gary Numan: Of course it has, but I still have to stand on my box for the audience to see me, so that reminds me that I am but a small peg in the 80s box of delights!
K: They’re all great gigs.
Who are your influences?
Andi: For me, it would have to be the first one - we naturally expected no reaction from the people there - but they all went mad right from the first note and haven’t stopped since!
Nick: Kraftwerk, Almond, Bowie, Glitter.
Little Gary Numan: We have been lucky enough to play some amazing gigs with excellent crowds, but I’d have to say my favourite was that first gig at Les Rocquettes. To see the music we love appreciated by a virgin audience who turned up having no idea what to expect was brilliant. Bracknell was cool because we were “on tour” and I got to swap my PVC trousers with a fan! The big 80s gigs at Beau Sejour were certainly a buzz - and to support Toyah was brilliant. She said I had a nice bum! BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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Andi: Drink and Kraftwerk. Kriss: The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Specials, The Damned, my mum and dad and of course my beautiful wife. Little Gary Numan: Alcohol mainly, but El Dorado played a big influence in shaping my life as did Tutti Frutti which was the first foreign TV channel I used to watch when I first got satellite TV. That has definitely influenced me! If you never saw it, Google it - best game show in the world ever. Oh sorry did you mean musical influences? No idea.
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FERMAIN TAVERN - ANDRE TAV HIP HOP THING On Sat 2nd March The Get Down made a triumphant return to the Channel Islands spiritual home of all things underground Hip Hop and Beats. The Fermain Tavern was packed with recently starved Live Hip Hop hungry heads, thankfully their appetite was more than catered for with 3 well known and highly respected UK acts on the bill; Dr Syntax, Fingathing LIVE and an AV treat from ex world scratch champion DJ Woody. Local legends Asylum Seekas and DJ Four-Q laid the early foundations for what turned out to be a highly enjoyable sonic and visual treat. The Get Down returns to the Tav on 27th April with UK Hip Hop big gun Micall Parknsun + DJ Jazz T, Asylum Seekas and Double X with more TBC. Please support The Get Down page on Facebook for forthcoming events. Photography by Mi$tA www.mistaone.com
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FERMAIN TAVERN - WILCO JOHNSON Photography by Andrew Le Poidevin www.tallpictures.com
Wilko Johnson played The Fermain Tavern as part of his farewell tour to a sell out Friday and Saturday night. Support came from a selection of local bands including The Phantom Cosmonaut, Andy Sauvage of Lifejacket, The Risk, , Memoirs Be and Last of the Light Brigade what an amazing weekend of live music.
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DAITON VS PRITCHARD
DAITON vs PRITCHARD Q: I Understand you guys are off to Fusion to
creating chaos amongst each other to being in the worlds Media?
D: Yup - Basically we are going to do a bit of a
show but really its Pritchards pre 40th birthday party warm up birthday bash bash!
P: Magazines like Loaded and FHM all picked up on what we were doing, it all then just bulldozed into what it is today.
P: - Yeah I know I do not look it or anything
D: This initial video was intended for the the
put on a bit of a show an have a bit of a PARTY?
Q: Funnily enough I was just thinking that -
your lifestyle has embalmed you! Did you think you would ever make it to 40?
P: - Good question that - when we started out with Dirty Sanchez we were out getting very wrecked all the time and I thought “sod It” I don’t want to live until I am 40”... then you get closer to the BIG 40 and you think actually I would not mind going on a bit longer - that’s what happened basically ... I have started looking after myself. Q: How did you come to get into this game Car crash TV that is?
D: Skate Boarding Basically - we also had a
video camera handy, always being on the streets skating and doing all sorts of other shit, it kinda just went from there really.
Q: So how did the transition go from making home movies of your days out skating and
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UK skating market and it bacame the Biggest British skateboarding video ever (And still is I believe). we were then offered a ten minute slot on channel four on a program called Passages... people saw us on there and in all the magazines and that s when MTV came knocking ... and here we are today.
Q: Was that a bit of a WTF kind of moment? P: Well yeah Dainton called me at work and I thought he was just winding me up! D: and I though he was winding me up ...
its been a mad 10 years. We have a documentary coming up to celebrate this at the end of the year (The Rise and Falls). It will be out on DVD and online. We have taken over our own management as opposed to being under MTV to ensure we make a coin out of it.
Q: I want to ask you what the most messed up
stunt you have done when you have thought balls ... I think we may have taken it too far this time?
P: I guess it is different for both us but for me it was being shot at point blank range in Prague wearing a bullet proof vest and I totally underestimated just how much it was going to hurt. The bullet went through my arm and through my bullet proof vest into my chest, it all left me pretty messed up. Again jumping into a freezing lake in France was pretty scary as for a moment I thought I was going to have a heart attack. D: One of them for me was up the mountain
where we live in an area we nicknamed area 52. We went to the scrap yard where they basically gave us a car for like £30. I said I would run him over, so Pritchard stood on a set of step ladders and the idea was that he would jump at the point I hit him. Well he did not jump did he! Instead he flipped over, his legs came through the windscreen before flipping again over the car and landing on his neck in the field behind the car. I honestly thought he had broken his neck and that was that... Then he gets up laughing and it was alright ... that was the very first stunt we did for Dirty Sanchez.
think is you have ever done but I guess it’s a bit of a cliche question. Instead what is the one
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