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FLINTSHIRE MAGAZINE Village Edition JUNE 2019 | ISSUE 02

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Welcome.... Welcome to our June issue and our first of the Summer, lets hope its another good one like we had last year. This months edition is another jam-packed issue and as you can see from the right hand column there’s plenty going on. Don’t forget Father’s day on June 16th and if you’re looking for a unique gift idea take a look at pages 16-17. I had the pleasure of going to B-Fest Wales last year, it was a great day out but this year they’ve promised it to be bigger and better with it now being a weekend event with camping pitches available see pages 12-13 for the full details. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a weekend family camping pass for B-Fest Wales then take a look at our competition pages on pages 24-25 which also includes a chance to win a pair of tickets to Wolverhampton races and to see the amazing group Madness. We’d love to hear from you whether you have a local event to promote or you’re a keen photographer and would like us to possible use one of your images as our front cover, please send them in to the email address below. Don’t forget to support our local businesses within and please give us a mention if you do use any of their services. Don’t forget to send your images, if we do use one on our front covers we will send you £25.00 as a thank you. Last months competition winners. Magnum - Tim Shurmer - Seventies Massaoke - Bernadette Griffiths - Fab £25 Cash - Gwyn Jones - Nelson Mandela

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www.bfestwales.co.uk 5TH & 6TH JULY | CAERWYS ALX GREEN Alx Green is a singer-songwriter from Chester in the North West of England. Seamlessly fusing modern folk music with dynamic vocals, invigorating melodies and percussive finger-tapping his songs have a fresh new feel but retain that classic songwriter sound. His first studio EP was released in 2016 and got to number 2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter pre-order charts. The tracks have also seen radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Introducing being labelled as ‘Sublime sounds’

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“Fantastic day with great atmosphere, can’t wait for it again this year...”

B-Fest is hosted by a team of passionate and professional individuals that pride themselves on delivering vibrant acts. We showcase amazing diverse talent, with both English and Welsh entertainment designed to bring a smile to any face. This year we are looking at an exciting change, with a focus on a weekend of fun and now offering camping and our kids zone run by our B~minor committee too! We incorporate talented bands with a range of food outlets to suit varied diets and tastes and if that doesn’t wet your appetite, then the mixture of beers, ciders and our specialist gin and prosecco bars are sure to.

Factory Freewheeling from the heartlands of Britain’s blossoming guitar music scene, Liverpool’s Factory burst with fizzing ambition, their music a revealing statement of power and poise. Factory have crafted songs for the stage, purposely reaching out to audiences revelling in the singaloud, communal gig experience. Their sound, a nod to the past but firmly rooted in the present, mixed with a killer live show, has seen a meteoric rise from local gigs to support slots with the like of Primal Scream as well as festival slots at Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines and Dot to Dot all within a dizzying 18 months.

FOUNDERS

PHILIPPA KITCHEN Philippa Kitchen has always been actively involved in music, from fronting bands to conducting choirs. Her drive is to provide a platform for local talent and to also create diverse bill that would entertain anyone!

Set in the beautiful countryside of North Wales, surrounded by so much talent we want to provide a platform to support what our area has to offer and also introduce talent from other areas. Being a Welsh community we offer opportunities to both English and Welsh acts and business’ with pride. So come along and help us support a range of talented musicians and artists.

THE BOSTON SHAKERS “An infusion of heavy beats mixed with fuzzy guitars, shaken with raps and garnished with a dash of white noise” Originally from the USA and France we are a electronic rock & rap & roll band now based in Liverpool.

PAMELA WILKINSON Pamela believes that music really can make anyone feel happy! This was the drive she had when she first became involved in B-Fest and she promotes the use of music for its therapeutic benefits!

Candelas A tight five piece from North Wales who play alt. rock music with a hint of blues. They formed in the Summer of 2009 and have been gigging regularly since then. Following their first EP, ‘Kim Y Syniad’, their first self-titled album came out at the beginning of Summer 2013 and their second album came out just before Christmas in 2014 twitter: @candelasband

CAROLINE LEWIS Caroline has always had a passion for live music and this has been demonstrated through her involvement in live music events over the past 15 years. The combination of musical and tourism interests gives her the drive to give the area another appeal to both locals and tourists!

Visit our website www.bfestwales.co.uk for links to our musicians, traders and information on our charities, sponsors and community and don’t forget to buy your tickets!

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Explore Gibraltar

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ibraltar’s majestic rocky outline is one of the great sights of the Mediterranean, with a history to match, embracing early Neanderthal discoveries and many monuments to its pivotal military heritage. Its immense heights, accessed by cable car, offer glorious views and nature walks, with plenty of other sightseeing options, beaches and excursions on land and sea.

What to see and do Gibraltar has enough to keep you occupied all day, but you could spend three to six hours seeing the highlights - on a tour or on your own - and devote the rest of your stay to the beach, shopping or a dolphin-watching boat trip. Alternatively, devote the whole day to trips to Spain or even Morocco. The official tourist board website has useful ideas, links and further information, especially on the confusing array of tickets required for combinations of sights.

What can I do in four hours or less? Gibraltar’s most popular sightseeing trip is the cable car from the old town, which climbs 1350ft (412m) in

six minutes to offer fine views and, usually, some of the Rock’s famous wild monkeys. This is something you can do under your own steam, but be sure to buy a ticket online to avoid in part the long queues when cruise ships are in port. Note you will still need to exchange your e-ticket at the base station. From the top station you can walk half a mile (800m) downhill to see St Michael’s Cave) by way of the Skywalk, a glass-surfaced platform opened in 2018. The site’s ticket includes several other attractions that can be accessed on foot by road or path from the top station, including the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and O’Hara’s Battery.

Alternatively, continue on foot just over a mile (2km) to another of the Territory’s key sights, the Great Siege Tunnels, which you can also access from the top station if you don’t want to see the Cave. Visit walkgibraltar.com for excellent guided walks in the area. Plenty of other tours are available if you don’t want to explore independently, and can save time on a short stay. Typically these last 90 minutes, three hours or six hours, with similar highlights whether you choose the popular official taxi tours or the more popular Gibraltar Rock Tours.

What can I do in eight hours or less?

superb birdlife, especially migrating birds: contact Avian Tours for details of day excursions.

It is possible to join excursions to destinations farther afield, but check timings and days of operation: some tours require 10 hours or more and operate only one or two days a week.

Dolphin-spotting tours with two similar operators are also popular and offer dramatic views of the Rock from the water: Dolphin Safari tours last between one and two hours with a claimed 99 per cent chance of a sighting (£25 per person).

Parody Tours is typical, with excursions that include Tangiers (from £85 per person), Jerez (£70), Ronda (£70) and elsewhere. Gibraltar has a choice of beaches, mostly on the east coast, for which you will need to use a bus or take a taxi. For sand, visit Sandy Bay or larger Eastern Bay (buses # 4 or 8 to Both Worlds stop): the latter is the only beach unaffected by afternoon shadow cast by the Rock. Camp Bay is pebbly, but charming, with two swimming pools and plenty of facilities: take buses #4 or 9 to Rosia. Catalan Bay has rock pools, facilities and a family-friendly atmosphere. Gibraltar is rich in natural history, with

Another half mile (800m) beyond the Cave is the Apes’ Den, home to the bulk of Gibraltar’s monkeys. Here you can catch the cable car down from the mid-station, but, vitally, not between April and October, when it doesn’t stop here.

Eating and drinking UK visitors will find plenty of familiar “pub-grub” dishes, especially in the obvious areas frequented by visitors. Explore side streets and the marina and waterfront for smaller, more local bars and cafés serving traditional Spanish tapas or local specialities such as the Italian-influenced rosto (pasta with a tomato, meat and vegetable sauce); fideos al horno (a baked pasta and meat dish); calentita (a pizza or pancake-like dish made of chick-pea flour); the similar, polenta-like panissa (cut into strips and fried); pinchitas

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(kebabs); and torta de acelgas (spinach flan).

Don’t leave Gibraltar without… Shopping in Gibraltar offers many familiar UK high street names but prices are VAT (sales tax) free. Note that some shops only accept cash (Gibraltar or UK pounds or euros), and that it is hard to exchange Gibraltar pounds outside the Territory, so spend them locally or ask for change in UK sterling. Local craft specialities include silverware and textiles, notably the Spanish shawls in lace and silk known as mantillas, along with Gibraltar Crystal glass – this factory and shop features a free exhibition and glassblowing demonstrations. Gibraltar Arts and Crafts in the central Casemates Square makes a good one-stop shop for attractive local gifts. Close to the same square is the town market, a busy focus of territory life since 1929.

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announcing a string of outdoor racecourse shows for 2019! The first outdoor show kicks off at Uttoxeter Racecourse taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see them playing the fabulous racecourse grounds including Chepstow, Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, Lingfield in Surrey, Newcastle and Doncaster, finishing off at

Madness celebrate being one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums to their name. The band have reached the UK Top 20 charts twenty-two times, with over six million album sales. Recently they’ve achieved gold status with their ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ album, sold out shows across the country, and released

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B-Fest is hosted by a team of passionate and professional individuals that pride themselves on delivering vibrant acts. They showcase amazingly diverse talent, with both English and Welsh entertainment designed to bring a smile to any face. This year they’re looking at an exciting change, with a focus on a weekend of fun, now offering camping and a kids’ zone run by

“How many top 10 albums have Madness had?” Friday August 30, 2019; Wolverhampton - Racecourse; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000; Tickets: £35.00 (Adult)/£25.00 (Child); Gates open: 4.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk/

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PHILIPPA KITCHEN Philippa Kitchen has always been actively involved in music, from fronting bands to conducting choirs. Her drive is to provide a platform for local talent and to also create diverse bill that would entertain anyone! CAROLINE LEWIS Caroline has always had a passion for live music and this has been demonstrated through her involvement in live music events over the past 15 years. The combination of musical and tourism interests gives her the drive to give the area another appeal to both locals and tourists!

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What to see and do Gibraltar has enough to keep you occupied all day, but you could spend three to six hours seeing the highlights - on a tour or on your own - and devote the rest of your stay to the beach, shopping or a dolphin-watching boat trip. Alternatively, devote the whole day to trips to Spain or even Morocco. The official tourist board website has useful ideas, links and further information, especially on the confusing array of tickets required for combinations of sights.

What can I do in four hours or less? Gibraltar’s most popular sightseeing trip is the cable car from the old town, which climbs 1350ft (412m) in

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six minutes to offer fine views and, usually, some of the Rock’s famous wild monkeys. This is something you can do under your own steam, but be sure to buy a ticket online to avoid in part the long queues when cruise ships are in port. Note you will still need to exchange your e-ticket at the base station. From the top station you can walk half a mile (800m) downhill to see St Michael’s Cave) by way of the Skywalk, a glass-surfaced platform opened in 2018. The site’s ticket includes several other attractions that can be accessed on foot by road or path from the top station, including the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and O’Hara’s Battery.

Alternatively, continue on foot just over a mile (2km) to another of the Territory’s key sights, the Great Siege Tunnels, which you can also access from the top station if you don’t want to see the Cave. Visit walkgibraltar.com for excellent guided walks in the area. Plenty of other tours are available if you don’t want to explore independently, and can save time on a short stay. Typically these last 90 minutes, three hours or six hours, with similar highlights whether you choose the popular official taxi tours or the more popular Gibraltar Rock Tours.

Another half mile (800m) beyond the Cave is the Apes’ Den, home to the bulk of Gibraltar’s monkeys. Here you can catch the cable car down from the mid-station, but, vitally, not between April and October, when it doesn’t stop here.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


What can I do in eight hours or less?

superb birdlife, especially migrating birds: contact Avian Tours for details of day excursions.

It is possible to join excursions to destinations farther afield, but check timings and days of operation: some tours require 10 hours or more and operate only one or two days a week.

Dolphin-spotting tours with two similar operators are also popular and offer dramatic views of the Rock from the water: Dolphin Safari tours last between one and two hours with a claimed 99 per cent chance of a sighting (£25 per person).

Parody Tours is typical, with excursions that include Tangiers (from £85 per person), Jerez (£70), Ronda (£70) and elsewhere. Gibraltar has a choice of beaches, mostly on the east coast, for which you will need to use a bus or take a taxi. For sand, visit Sandy Bay or larger Eastern Bay (buses # 4 or 8 to Both Worlds stop): the latter is the only beach unaffected by afternoon shadow cast by the Rock. Camp Bay is pebbly, but charming, with two swimming pools and plenty of facilities: take buses #4 or 9 to Rosia. Catalan Bay has rock pools, facilities and a family-friendly atmosphere. Gibraltar is rich in natural history, with

Eating and drinking UK visitors will find plenty of familiar “pub-grub” dishes, especially in the obvious areas frequented by visitors. Explore side streets and the marina and waterfront for smaller, more local bars and cafés serving traditional Spanish tapas or local specialities such as the Italian-influenced rosto (pasta with a tomato, meat and vegetable sauce); fideos al horno (a baked pasta and meat dish); calentita (a pizza or pancake-like dish made of chick-pea flour); the similar, polenta-like panissa (cut into strips and fried); pinchitas

(kebabs); and torta de acelgas (spinach flan).

Don’t leave Gibraltar without… Shopping in Gibraltar offers many familiar UK high street names but prices are VAT (sales tax) free. Note that some shops only accept cash (Gibraltar or UK pounds or euros), and that it is hard to exchange Gibraltar pounds outside the Territory, so spend them locally or ask for change in UK sterling. Local craft specialities include silverware and textiles, notably the Spanish shawls in lace and silk known as mantillas, along with Gibraltar Crystal glass – this factory and shop features a free exhibition and glassblowing demonstrations. Gibraltar Arts and Crafts in the central Casemates Square makes a good one-stop shop for attractive local gifts. Close to the same square is the town market, a busy focus of territory life since 1929.

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

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announcing a string of outdoor racecourse shows for 2019! The first outdoor show kicks off at Uttoxeter Racecourse taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see them playing the fabulous racecourse grounds including Chepstow, Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, Lingfield in Surrey, Newcastle and Doncaster, finishing off at

Madness celebrate being one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums to their name. The band have reached the UK Top 20 charts twenty-two times, with over six million album sales. Recently they’ve achieved gold status with their ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ album, sold out shows across the country, and released

at Wolverhampton Racecourse Friday August 30, 2019

their Full House - The Best Of Madness compilation. Madness promise to play all the hits and fan favourites including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Our House’ and ‘It Must Be Love’, plus some brand new tracks too. For an action packed day out, why not celebrate a day of racing with friends and family, before dancing the night away with the delights of the wonderful Madness in concert finishing off a perfect Summer’s evening.

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“How many top 10 albums have Madness had?” Friday August 30, 2019; Wolverhampton - Racecourse; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000; Tickets: £35.00 (Adult)/£25.00 (Child); Gates open: 4.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk/

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their B-minor committee too! They incorporate talented bands with a range of food outlets to suit varied diets and tastes - and if that doesn’t wet your appetite, then the mixture of beers, ciders and their specialist gin and prosecco bars are sure to. Set in the beautiful countryside of North Wales, surrounded by so much talent B-Fest want to provides a platform to support what the area has to offer and also introduce talent from other areas. As a Welsh community they offer

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orth Wales is incredible…. It’s why it’s voted in the Top 10 places to visit in the Lonely Planet! With a unique culture, mythical heritage, a warm Welsh welcome and delicious local produce, North Wales offers some of the most stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges in the world. In this feature we bring together the uniqueness of North Wales with the best visitor attractions in the area – some of which are World firsts!

Snowdonia National Park Snowdonia National Park is one of the biggest in Britain, boasting the highest peak in England and Wales. But there’s far more to Snowdonia National Park than Mount Snowdon. The Park covers 823 square miles; nine mountain ranges lie within its

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boundaries, containing over 90 peaks and 100 lakes - plenty of space for fantastic outdoor activities for every age and ability. With wild landscapes and villages steeped in history, Snowdonia National Park is a breath-taking destination for activity holidays, short breaks or days out with family and friends. It’s best known for hiking, but there’s plenty more to enjoy - from waterfalls, lakes and world-class mountain biking to a vintage steam railway that climbs the highest peak in Wales. Water sports and fishing are extremely popular here with plenty of lakes, rivers and coastline to enjoy!

Ffestiniog Railway The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world - being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832. It introduced the world’s first narrow gauge steam locomotives in 1863 and four of the original locos still remain. Over the last fifty years, the Ffestiniog Railway has become one of Wales’

top tourist attractions. Visitors to the railway can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Snowdonia as they pass through areas inaccessible by road and undisturbed by the sights and sounds of modern life. At Porthmadog, the line connects with the Welsh Highland Railway and trains to Beddgelert and Caernarfon.

Harlech Castle Harlech’s battlements spring out of a near-vertical cliff-face. Men of Harlech’, the nation’s unofficial anthem, loved by rugby fans and regimental bands alike, is said to describe the longest siege in British history (1461-1468) which took place here during the War of the Roses. The structure, overseen by Master of the King’s Works, James of St George, boasts two rings of walls and towers with an immensely strong gatehouse. When it was first built, a channel would have connected the castle and the sea. You could have sailed a boat up to the moat. Seven hundred years later, the sea has receded and you could say the castle appears almost stranded, waiting for the tide to turn once more.

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Portmeirion Situated on a private peninsula overlooking stunning coastal scenery, this Italianate village built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis is one of Wales’ most popular destinations. Aside from iconic architecture, scenic surroundings and vast woodlands, Portmeirion is home to 2 hotels, historic cottages, a spa and award winning restaurants. Learn more about Portmeirion’s fascinating story in the visitor centre & audio visual show. Free tours & train ride to enjoy during high season. No pets allowed (expect guide dogs)

Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc Not content with being home to a show-stopper inland surf lagoon, Surf Snowdonia has unveiled an exciting new adventure offer and new brand for 2019: Adventure Parc Snowdonia. From late spring / early summer, the parc’s rolling inland waves will be joined by a whole bucketload of new adventures. Get set for indoor climbing, extreme slides, artificial caving, a

pump track, bouldering course, zip line and via ferrata. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is famously home to the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. Man-made waves roll at 90-second intervals, with dedicated zones for beginner, intermediate and advanced. Glamping pods, a bar, diner and the magnificent mountains-and-forests setting make this a wonderful place to stay over.

Lloyd George Museum He grew up in Highgate cottage in the picturesque village of Llanystumdwy. The cottage, with its village shoemakers’ workshop, has been recreated as it would have been when he lived there between 1864-1880. In the Museum you can enjoy the film on his life in the theatre, see Lloyd George come to life through the “talking head”, and explore the unique collections including the first pension issued, a draft copy of the World War I peace treaty, costumes and much more. There is also a Victorian classroom which takes you back to the strict lessons of the time.

Go Below Underground Adventures Test your nerve by journeying through a mountain via a series of exciting challenges on one of Go Below Underground Adventures’ 3 epic trips. Zip Line through enormous caverns on the world’s longest and deepest underground zip ride, boat across a glistening underground lake, traverse over a giant abyss, scale a waterfall and abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK! You also get the chance to jump off a 70ft ledge into a void on the world’s first and only underground free fall! It’s adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun! Go Below is open all year round, whatever the weather! Customers are provided with all the essential kit including a harness, helmet and wellies before setting off. For more information about the attractions listed, including prices and opening times, go to: www.snowdonia-attractions.com

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You can blame Jurassic World. That successful reinvention of Jurassic Park has clearly kicked open the door for other franchise shake-ups and reboots. The latest one hitting cinemas is Men in Black. The alien-battling government agents return... in a new guise. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are out, and have been replaced by new stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. In this new adventure, the Men in Black tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

The pick of this month’s movies

Director: F. Gary Gray Cast: Tessa Thompson,

Rebecca Ferguson, Chris Hemsworth

Released: June 14, 2019 Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Toy Story 4 X-Men: Dark Phoenix In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerfulfoe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Toy Story 4 follows Woody as he takes the newcomer under his wing and also stars returning favourites Joan Cusack as Jessie, Blake Clark as Slinky Dog and Wallace Shawn as Rex.

Released: June 21, 2019 Genre: Animation, Adventure,

Released: June 5, 2019 Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Director: Simon Kinberg Cast: Sophie Turner, Jennifer

Director: Josh Cooley Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen,

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