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April 2010 - Issue 74

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A look into this month’s EYE 5


4 - Letters Page Your Letters and photos from March.

5 - Gok comes to Barnsley


Gok’s on a mission to banish the nation’s wardrobe disasters and his next stop is tarn to find the woman or man who needs his help the most.

10 - Russell Grant Horoscopes Star Astrologer Russell Grant gives the Eye Readers his predictions for April.

11 - Russell Eaton


Robert Eatons regular Barnsley Eye Colomn goes platinum.

17 - Moo Designs Moo designs at Lucorum unveils it’s brilliant Spring / Summer Collection of Clothing, Bags and Accessories.

20 - Love Music Hate Racism 2010 Barnsley will be hosting the Norths Love Music Hate Racism festival with headline acts including legendary Reggae act UB40 and Chipmunk.

34 - Entertianment The Eye reviews Leonardo Decaprio’s new movie Shutter Island - just don’t mention at what cost.

37 - Sport Local Boxing, Rugby League and Football are all featured this month.

38 - Classified A Classified Ad in the Barnsley Eye is cheaper than you think - contact us today!

52 - Italian Granite Company

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Graphic Design and Artwork Gary Milburn Minnt Graphic Design

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Your Little Eye 04 Wombwell Woods or Blue Jay Way!

Spotted in Wombell Woods last month - This Jay! The jay is the most colourful member of the crow family in Britain. It is distinguished by its pinkish-brown plumage, striking head-pattern and bright blue wing edges and paler underparts. A woodland resident, the bird is widespread and common in England and Wales, but is usually very wary, so they are not always easy to spot. Sent in by Mark Firth - Pilley

Silkstone Lodge Raise Cash for Hospice Silkstone Lodge Silkstone Raised ÂŁ2000 at their charity night held in January for Barnsley Hospice - well done to Lynn, Julie and all at Silkstone Lodge who helped the cause!

Hoyland Vikings ARLFC Fun Run 2010

Photograph by Glynn Berry

The Mall (Alhambra) Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre Adult & Family Learning - The Eldon Centre Centre of Excellence (Cudworth) Barnsley Civic Romticle Leisure Stereo Pollyanna Cafe HSBC Bank Adele Jones Hairdressing Elachi Restaurant (Hoyland) Zena Claire Hairdressing Cooper Gallery Pot House Hamlet Brooklands Hotel Sonelli Hair & Beauty The Core Karl Smith Leslie Frances Russell Eaton Abbey Vets (All Practices) PJ Textile Royston Leisure Centre Victor Fredricks (Dodworth) Melanies Cake Shop Barnsley Golf Club Dental Studio Metrodome Oo La La Perrys Hoyland Vikings ARLFC Blah Bar Digital Media Centre Pentagon Toyota Elsecar Heritage Jules Brides (Silkstone) Cannon Hall Wentworth Castle Lucorum Barnsley Library Tourist Information Centre Blue Bell Inn Silkstone Lodge Darton Sports Centre Frankie & Bennys Chamber Of Commerce Originals Mills, Kemp & Brown Encore Hotel Cudworth Library Penistone Library Dodworth Library Tonys Barber Shop Silkstone Golf Club Shaw Lane Rugby Club Lamproom Theatre Jack Doors Springfield Mill (Denby Dale) Moo Designs (Lucorum)

Members of Hoyland Viking Rugby League Club Ricki Reckless, Baz Berry, Sean Berry, Shaun Musgrave and Chris Ferris prepare to start their annual log run to raise money for the club. Turn to Page 9 for more pictures and the full story.

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Eye on Local News 05 TV’s Gok’s Fashion Fix is Coming To Barnsley! Gok’s Fashion Fix is returning for a brand new series where he will be hitting the road in a bid to cure the nation’s fashion woes.


Gok’s on a mission to banish the nation’s wardrobe disasters and is travelling round the country to find the woman or man who needs his help the most. The show has selected six mid-sized towns to visit and Barnsley is one of them!!! Move over Milan, forget Paris, never mind New York - Its time to put Barnsley on the fashion map. Gok is sending out a fashion SOS and inviting the whole town to bring as much of their wardrobe as they can manage and show him their wardrobe disasters. Gok will select the worst dressed person to receive the mother of all makeovers. So go along for figure fixing, mini makeovers and a collective wardrobe clearout. In order to gain entrance you must bring the whole of your wardrobe and you must be over 18. For more details about where, what time Gok will be in town and what you need to bring go to


Immortalized! The Art of The Living Canvas Barnsley fantasy artist Raychel Perks of Raynbow Studio has teamed up with John McIntire of Immortal Rockstar Alternative Photography to create a unique photographic opportunity.

Photography John McIntire. Make Up and Body Paint: Raychel Perks

Immortalized! offers novice, budding or more established models a chance to create an alternative and exclusive portfolio of images. With the look and feel of high end fashion magazine photography combined with individual make up, body paint and styling, the result is a heady mix of fantasy glamour and ‘freak chic’. Inspired by fairies, fantasy and all things enchanted and magical Raychel has been painting on paper and canvas for over 30 years, more recently she has presented the Art of the Living Canvas, using skin and body paint as her medium. The recent collaboration with John McIntire has created an alternative artistry influenced by tattoos, piercings, corsets, steampunk, fantasy, burlesque and pin up. A simple make-over and shoot starts from just £40* with body paint and styling extra, call now for more details or visit * ½ hour make up and ½ hour shoot for just £40, available weekends in April in The Studio@ The Civic, Barnsley – limited availability, please call 01226 327025 to book an appointment

Recent shoot with Integra Fairbrook inspired by the Na’vi from movie Avatar.

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06 Eye on Local News The Wortley Arms Charity Cook Book Proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care Cooking up ideas for fund raising can be difficult – but chef Andy Gabbitas and his wife Toni knew exactly where to start. As proprietors of The Wortley Arms, the couple decided to utilise their culinary expertise and create a cook book, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care. In a society where celebrity-endorsed books are flying off the shelves, a publication featuring over 30 mouth-watering recipes (often found on the menu in The Wortley Arms and using ingredients sourced locally) offers the reader a refreshing change from the norm and the opportunity to support their community and a worthwhile charity. Andy is a Masterchef of Great Britain who, prior to moving to the village of Wortley on the outskirts of Sheffield, spent seven years travelling the world and serving up fine cuisine to high-profile figures such as Margaret Thatcher, John Major and designers Dolce & Gabbana. After cancer touched his family, he and Toni mobilised and decided to do everything they could to raise money for Marie Curie. In April 2010 the pair will be running the London Marathon, and after months of training and getting sponsorship, they are ready to take on the challenge. The concept for The Wortley Arms Cook Book was hatched in slightly more relaxing circumstances. While chatting over a pint with friends, Andy was encouraged to put his skills and knowledge to good use. After securing support from broadcaster and comedian Toby Foster and a local publishing company, the 48-page book went into production – kindly financed by Andy’s suppliers and friends with everyone working on it generously giving their time freely. The team has finally reached boiling point with the book ready for release on 26 February 2010 and aiming to raise £15,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care – it will be available from The Wortley Arms, Mitchells Wines in Meadowhead and every branch of Crawshaws Butchers; the minimum donation is £5. Now everybody has the opportunity to take the magic from the menu at The Wortley Arms into their own kitchen – Andy has even revealed the recipe to the famous Wortley Venison Pie! (Below)

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Eye on Local News 07 Barnsley FC Footballers Support Qdos Creates Barnsley FC players Jamal Adam and Luke Potter joined Qdos Creates and pupils from Wombwell High School, last month for a performance of Who Do You Think You Are? The latest project from the dance theatre company, Who Do You Think You Are? uses the theme of football to explore issues which surround asylum seekers, identity and racism, and is touring schools in the Barnsley area until May. Anjie Taylor, Artistic Director, Qdos Creates, said: “We are delighted that the players are coming along to add their support to Who Do You Think You Are? I’m sure they will really inspire the pupils. We want young people to identify with the issues, and the support of Barnsley FC will help us to achieve this.”

BFC Players with members of Qdos Creates and Pupils from Wombwell High School last month.

Who Do You Think You Are? was launched at the first Barnsley Youth Conference, held at Priory Campus, Lundwood in February, in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Police Public Protection Unit, The Police Authority, CASH (Contraception Advice Sexual Health), The Barn (under 18’s drug and alcohol service), School Nurses, Children and Young Person Officers and Youth Services. More than 70 young people from Carlton Community College, Barnsley Academy and Dearne High attended the conference.

Based at the Civic in Barnsley, Qdos works with a range of community groups using dance theatre performances to explore key issues that inform, inspire and develop creative potential amongst participants and audiences.

A Poster a Day at Barnsley Digital Media Centre! The Barnsley Digital Media Centre (DMC) at County Way in the centre of Barnsley is hosting a Technology Showcase exhibition in collaboration with the Hive Gallery. The exhibition features the work of local graphic designer Craig Burgess, including 120 of his best posters, and runs until 16th April. It is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm and is free to attend. A year ago Craig set himself the challenge of designing a poster a day for 365 days! To make sure there was no cheating Craig set up a website,, to chart his progress, allow people to comment on his designs and upload their own posters. He also managed to rope in a partner, Mr P, to support him in the challenge. All the posters are available to view on the website with Mr P’s designs on the left and Mr B’s on the right. There were a few rules - each A4 poster produced had to be printable and uploaded onto the internet before 23.59 hrs each day. Few thought that Craig would get to the end, but now having completed the challenge he is missing his daily design fix. Linda Geary, Sales and Marketing Manager at the DMC, says: ”Craig offers a great range of posters, some of which are thought provoking, topical or just funny! Come along and see for yourself.” April 2010 | Barnsley Eye

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By tradition, April 23rd is the day for a red rose in the button hole, the national flower.

By George.......Isn’t it time the English Raised the Flag? The enthusiasm for Englishmen to proclaim St George’s Day a national holiday is building. “It is time that St George was reclaimed from the dragon, from past associations with racism and the far Right,” says historian Simon Barrow, he claims the original St George was originally celebrated for defending the marginalised and challenging the persecution policy of the then Emperor, Constantine. He suggests George should become the “people’s saint and celebrated in a way that he deserves’’.

St. George’s Day falls on April 23rd - this year why not GET INVOLVED!

Lynda Is BPL’s 1000th Fitness Flex Member Barnsley leisure provider BPL celebrated last month with their 1000th member to join its Fitness Flex membership: Lynda Riddington from Darton. Although the new fitness membership was only introduced three months ago, it has had a huge response from local people as it offers an affordable way to get fit, with no long term commitment. Lynda signed up at the beginning of February, after hearing about the extensive facilities and the ‘pay as you go’ monthly fee; through a work colleague at the Mount Vernon Hospital. Lynda said: “I was given a really warm welcome when I first came to Darton Community Sports Centre and I found the leisure supervisors really helpful. I live close by, so I regularly attend the fitness suite at the sports centre but I have also visited the other two venues included in the package to swim. I would recommend this package to anyone wanting to get fit on a budget – with no contract to sign or joining fee, it gives you the flexibility without tying you into a monthly commitment.” Lynda had always kept fit and healthy through training with her bodybuilder husband Mark, but following an accident at work two years ago, he had to have his leg removed to save his life which put attending a gym on hold for both of them. Now, two years down the line, Lynda is back attending a gym and feeling much fitter and healthier for it, whilst Mark is again competing and was recently the first amputee to enter the Body Building Fitness Federation (BBFF) event. He now hopes to inspire other amputees to get back into the activities they enjoy. (Watch this space for an exclusive piece on Mark in The Barnsley Eye). BPL Fitness Flex membership costs just £14.99 per month and involves no joining fee or monthly contract. Members can access facilities at three of BPL’s popular leisure venues, including Darton Community Sports Centre and at the newly refurbished Dearneside Leisure Centre and Wombwell Swimming Pool. The package enables members to access unlimited - fitness classes, three fitness suites and two swimming pools. Lynda Riddington at Darton Community Sports Centre

To find out more about the Fitness Flex membership package, call 0845 838 4519, email uk or you can visit the BPL website for more details.

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Eye on News 09 Hoyland Vikings Brave the Elements to Raise Cash Hoyland Vikings Rugby League Club braved the elements last month enduring a 5.2 mile run (some of it carrying a log) through Elsecar, Hoyland, Harley and Wentworth, to raise money for the club. Before the guys set off the Vikings, who only wore their vest and pants, were pelted with rottern fruit and veg (provided by Halls). The lads raised ÂŁ350 pounds. Hoylands season is now over but to keep up to date with the club visit:

Spectators let the Rottern Fruit and veg Fly

Pictures by Glynn Berry

L/R: Baz Berry, Sean Berry, Shandy, Shaun Musgrave, Chris Ferris and Ricki Reckless on the run

100 Mile Walk from The Town Hall to The Lakes Steve Laycock, Dawn Hellewell, Andy Laycock, Lee Laycock, Claire Hellewell, Chris Wood, Shelley Neal and Sharon Wright will be walking from Barnsley Town Hall to Ambleside in the Lake District in May to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. A brief summary of the route and timeframe is below: DAY ONE - 28 miles. Set off at 9am from Barnsley

Town Hall. Stop for lunch in Ossett at 1pm. Stay at Ramada Jarvis in Bingley for the night. DAY TWO - 29 miles. Set off at 9am and arrive and stay for free at Langcliffe Park in Settle at 8.30pm. DAY THREE - 30 miles. Expect to stop at Ingleton Waterfall Trail at 1pm and stop for the night in Kendal. DAY FOUR - 13 miles. Stay for lunch in Windermere at 12.30 and arrive in Ambleside around 3pm. If you know of any additional ways that the guys can collect donations, contact The Barnsley Eye with information.

6 of the 8 Charity Walkers gear up for the 100 Mile Walk from Barnsley Town Hall to the Lake District With special thanks to for their help and support

Donate online Collection boxes will be placed at Woody’s chip shops at Shafton and Monk Bretton

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Aries 21st March - 20th April If you’ve been thinking of launching a website or blog, make a start on it around the 25th. Make sure your colleagues can find you at all times on the 26th.

at the performance arts. But there were no drama clubs that I knew of, and mum and dad wouldn’t move down to London so I could join a theatre school (though I begged) so I know how George feels being ‘bitten by the bug’.

Taurus 21st April - 21st May The 25th forces you to choose between your happiness and your family’s comfort. A flighty friend doesn’t understand the pressure you’re under on the 26th. The 28th puts added strain on an intimate relationship. Gemini 22nd May - 21st June Be realistic about your knowledge of a particular subject before accepting a job on the 23rd. A surprising turn of events on the 24th could allow you to work from home. Your sex appeal becomes red hot near the 25th. Cancer 22nd June - 23rd July If you’re looking for a job, spread the word among friends near the 24th. Don’t feel pressured to spend money on the 25th as a means to impress your peers. The 28th brings an abrupt end to a romance or creative project. Leo 24th July - 23rd August A fitness regimen attracts favourable attention on or around the 25th. The 28th finds you facing off with a stubborn female relative; hold your ground. Virgo 24th August - 23rd September Apply specialised knowledge to a creative project near the 6th. The 7th finds you assuming more professional responsibility. An inheritance, grant, or scholarship comes in the nick of time on the 14th. Libra 24th September - 23rd October Money from an inheritance, legal settlement, or investment helps you make some beautiful household improvements on the 25th. Being unreliable at work on or around the 26th will make colleagues resentful Scorpio 24th October - 22nd November A youngster’s spontaneous tribute touches your heart near the 24th. Your sex appeal roars into overdrive around the 25th. You’re forced to choose between your own wellbeing and that of a loved one on the 28th. Sagittarius 23rd Nov - 22nd December The 23rd forces you to take a more realistic view of work responsibilities; be sure to do your fair share. An unpleasant secret about a friend, comes to light at the end of April. Capricorn 23rd December - 20th January You need to make a decision between your personal and professional lives near the 22nd. Try to get control over your emotions on the 26th before confronting a relative. You reach a breaking point in your career near the 30th. Aquarius 21st January - 19th February A great deal of career pressure weighs on your shoulders towards the end of April; it may be necessary to quit your job as a means to spend more time at home. Pisces 20th – February - 20th March For single Piseans - Taking a short trip for pleasure on or around the 24th could put you on the path to romance. Steer clear of legal disputes as April makes room for May.

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I love saying that ‘I’m an author’ with a smile on my face. Because it’s what I wanted to be more than anything – except an Oscar winning actress – and I enjoy it so much that my work feels more like a hobby. In the past I was the Queen of Rubbish Jobs, and I know there is nothing worse than having to trudge out on a cold morning to do a job you hate. Trust me – I was a trainee accountant once, the worst job mis-match in history for someone like me who hates numbers. I used to count down in quarter-hour increments how long I had to go until home time. The word ‘Bored’ just didn’t cut it. I thought the job title would make my mum and dad proud, which is why I stuck it for so long – I just ended up making myself ultra-miserable. If I never see a table of statistics again, it won’t be long enough. I’m already doing that ‘mum’ thing and hoping that my boys find something in life they are happy to do – and get a decent wage for (the mad thing was that my trainee accountancy post paid a pittance – so not only was I unhappy, but poor as well!). Once upon a time, my younger son George couldn’t decide whether ‘to be a Premiership footballer, or open up a fruit and veg shop.’ The big one, Tez, has wanted to be everything from a soldier to a genie. Funnily enough, I thought Tez would be the arty one and George would go into something that involved lots of technology and computers. That seems to have turned on its head though and Tez has developed a Maths head, and George has turned into a John Gielgud in the making. I’m not going to dissuade my son from his passion for drama. I was there myself at that age, desperate to become the new Bonnie Langford and waiting for the world to discover my genius

But he’s luckier than I ever was, because he’s found a club that I would have given my eye teeth to have been part of at his age – Tykes 2000, run by Gaynor Watts – a midweek event at the Metrodome. George has been on a TV a few times now as an extra, mixing with the likes of Billie Piper and Sue Johnston (no relation - alas). He puts me totally to shame, because I wimped out when I realised just how much hard work jobbing actors do and didn’t pursue my own ambitions in this field. And there he is, getting up at the crack of dawn sometimes to spend the day filming in Liverpool, dragging his suitcase of clothes behind him, planning which Xbox game to spend his earnings on. He’s a relative newbie – his fellow Tykes have appeared on programmes like A Touch of Frost, Cold Blood, Red Riding. He takes the early mornings and late nights in his stride. The pay off is watching the finished product on screen and I feel the thrill as much as he does. It’s funny seeing your lad on the TV and I really hope that passion stays with him, because knowing what you want to be is half the battle – so many people never find their employment ‘niche’. My son already swans into the TV studios like a pro with his sandwiches and phone, so he can let me know what time he’ll be home. I’m so jealous, I’m turning green as I’m typing this. But whatever job my sons do, I hope they do it because they love it and not to try and make me proud – because I will be anyway. Actor, computer wizard, rugby player, genie – so long as they don’t have the miserable adventures I had en route to my own perfect job. One thing is for sure - I shall be questioning them a LOT if either decides to go into accountancy!


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Robert Eaton, North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year and Creative Director of the Russell Eaton salon in Barnsley and Leeds gives his consultation advice:

Catwalk Colour 2010

Your hair is the ultimate fashion accessory, and just like fashion it changes seasonally. This spring summer blondes have been a huge colour story on the catwalks of designers such as Chanel, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Versace , with a palate of subtle hues and tones that will make this summers hair bright fresh and unique. here are some of this summers hottest hair trends this summer! This summer we will see platinum blondes being bright and fresh but also along side a more natural softer buttery blondes with randomly placed vanilla ribbon highlights, highlights are seamlessly blended with fluid blends of tone giving hair a beautiful ,glossy and a very expensive and luxurious feel.

The trend

Natural looking peroxide blonde, this Stockholm Street Style inspired look is a massive trend this summer. If you’re after an edgy look, choose this bold white blonde colour. White blonde as an edgy, eye grabbing statement can be styled particularly well with the strong short look hair styles for 2010.

Top tips It is very important to find the right tone of blonde for your skin tone, blonde is no different the right hair colour should make your skin glow and eyes sparkle. Look at the kind of colours you wear, do you wear cool or warm tones ? look at your lifestyle blonde is a colour that takes some maintenance so it is important to consider how often you want to visit the salon. a great way of introducing colour to a hair cut s to place slices through the underneath of the hair cut . This introduces colour that gives a shimmering effect giving texture to the look but with the minimum of maintenance.

Robert Eaton, 2010

Eye on Health 11 Did you know? Each year more than 37,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK that’s more then 100 people every day. 8 out of 10 bowel cancers occur in people aged 60 years and over. Research suggests that 90% of bowel cancer patients will survive the disease for more than 5 years if diagnosed at the earliest stage. Locally (Population 239,300 approximately cases diagnosed annually) Recently bowel cancer screening was introduced and in a two year period 34 patients were diagnosed with bowel cancer all of them had symptoms. What we hope to achieve from bowel cancer screening (BSC) is patients at the early stage putting them into the 90% cure rate category. Therefore knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer is very important. “Don’t sit on your symptoms”


Healthwise Question

What are the symptoms of Bowel Cancer? Symptoms may vary but we know these which might be bowel cancer include: • A persistent change in normal bowel habit such as going to the toilet more often and diarrhoea, especially if you are also bleeding from the back passage. • Bleeding from the back passage without any reason, particularly if over 50. • A lump in your tummy or lump in your back passage. • Unexplained tiredness, weight loss. If these symptoms persist for four weeks or more you should see your GP. Please remember that most of these symptoms will not be cancer.

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12 Eye on Local Business Mapplewell Village Hall Darton Lane, Mapplewell (Barnsley) Telephone 01226 380115 Mondays 6:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Tricia Brierley Methodist Church Church Street, Barnsley, Brierley South Yorkshire S72 9HT Mondays 6:30 PM Your Consultant for this group is Michelle. Telephone 07887 906493 St Mary Magdalene Church Pontefract Road, Lundwood (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S71 5HR Mondays 7:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Louise. Telephone 01226 211198 Birdwell Primary School Sheffield Road, Birdwell (Barnsley) South YorkshireS70 5XB Mondays 7:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Mandy. Telephone 01226 370470 St Johns Community Centre St Johns Community Centre Church Street, Penistone Telephone 07708 327963 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Your Consultant’s name is Sharon St Johns Community Centre Church Street, Penistone

Telephone 07708 327963 Tuesdays 7:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Sharon Worsbrough Sports And Development Association, Park Road, Worsbrough Telephone 01226 742153 Tuesdays 7:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Lisa Mapplewell Village Hall Darton Lane, Mapplewell (Barnsley) Telephone 01226 380115 Tuesdays 9:30 AM Your Consultant’s name is Tricia Barugh Green Community Centre Barugh Green Road, Next to Spencers Pub, Barugh Green (Barnsley) Telephone 01226 381348 Tuesdays 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Christine St Helens Church Hall Laithes Lane, Athersley (Barnsley) South Yorkshire S71 3AF Wednesdays 6:30 PM Your Consultant for this group is Janice. Telephone 01226 761118 Dodworth Methodist Church Green Road, Dodworth (Barnsley) Telephone 01226 791315 Wednesdays 6:30 PM Your Consultant’s name is Joan

Trades Council Club 33 Racecommon Road, Longcar (Barnsley) Telephone 01226 211198 Thursdays 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Louise Emmanuel Methodist Church Huddersfield Road, Barnsley Telephone 07708 327963 Thursdays 7:00 PM Your Consultant’s name is Sharon Elsecar Parish Hall Church Street, Elsecar Telephone 07704 683299 Thursdays 6:30 PM Your Consultant’s name is Kevin The Salvation Army Midland Road, Barnsley (Royston) Telephone 01226 381348 Thursdays 12:30 PM your consultant is Christine The Salvation Army Midland Road, Barnsley (Royston) Telephone 01226 725189 Thursdays 6:30 PM Your Consultant’s name is Debbie St Aidan Church Sheffield Road, Oxspring South Yorkshire S36 8YW Thursdays 7:00 PM Your Consultant for this group is Janice. Telephone 01226 761118 Trades Club 33 Racecommon Road, Barnsley Telephone 07818 843261 Fridays 10:00 AM Your Consultant’s name is Helen

Grimethorpe Community Centre Grimethorpe Community Centre, St Lukes Road, Grimethorpe Telephone 07887 906493 Wednesdays 6:30 PM Your Consultant’s name is Michelle

BARCing Mad.... Well it is going to be a busy time at the Kennels this month, we are planning a Spring Clean on Saturday 10th April and Sunday the 11th – the kennels and sheds need painting, the flower pots and beds need planting and the whole place is going to get a general tidy up. If you can spare any materials (paint brushes, potting plants, turf etc) or time to help us out we would love to hear from you!! Contact the team by emailing or turn up at the Kennels on Station Road, Wath between 11am and 3pm either day, even if it is just for half an hour. If you would like to help out but can not make time then you can always make a donation via using our secure paypal service or at any of our five shops throughout Barnsley – just let them know it is for the spring clean. We have 22 kennel spaces and a few foster homes which are always full so if you are thinking about getting a new family member please have a look at our dogs first, each one of them is just waiting for a family to come and give them a new start in life including Buzz (above). You can either come and visit us at the Kennels any day between 11am to 3pm or take a look at all of our animals on our website. Please don’t forget as well as the many dogs we have we are also looking to find new homes for our many cats, rabbits and birds. For details of adoption fees and criteria please visit our website or contact a member of staff on 08455 203 020

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Eye on Style 13

Men have their own styles. Their own cuts. And their own attitude. To blend the gray from a man’s hair, you need techniques and products crafted specifically for him. For more than 15 years, American crew has been the salon brand that men trust.

The American Crew colour system comes in 4 shades they are Dark Brown, Black, Medium Brown, Medium Ash and Light Blonde. American Crew have also created 4 different application methods these are :-

Buffing Sponge

The Buffing technique is right for guys with gravity-defying hair less than 1” in length and a natural, coarse or curly texture. It involves using a sponge to create a stipples look that naturally hides gray

Vent Brush The blocking technique works well for guys with hair longer than 1” that naturally succumbs to gravity. It creates a very natural look with energy and movement Three-Rowed, Stiff-Bristled Comb

Perfect for clients who have an architectural, vertical hairstyles that defies gravity supported by thick hair, 1” to 2” in length. The blading technique also works when a detailed root-to-tip application is desired

Hair Colour Brush Use this technique to achieve all-over gray blending. It works for any length, any texture, any guy.

Now were introducing a gray blending system for their unique needs. It gives you the ability to create the natural colour men want in just five minutes. In just a few minutes, you can make your client look and feel five years younger. Our gray blending service doesn’t require a special visit to the salon, with embarrassing foils, long waits at the shampoo bowl, and other things that sometimes make men nervous. Most of the techniques can be performed in less than four minutes. And the colour needs just five minutes to process on the hair

Introductory Offer for April: Cut, Crew colour and finish

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Take Time to Breathe - by Maria Nortcliffe As I am writing this the last few days have made us all believe that winter has, at last, now gone. Of course knowing our weather patterns this could all change before you read this. But hasn’t it been lovely to get out into the garden for an hour or throw open the windows whilst doing the housework or go for a walk. You feel as though you can breathe again and something makes you want to breathe quite deeply. Breathing, we all do it, from the moment we are born to the moment we die. It is a bodily function that happens constantly, and with out us really being conscious of it, controlled by the respiratory centre in the brainstem. We hardly take any notice of our breathing until our body is under stress from exercise or exertion and we say we are out of breath or breathless. Sometimes the breathlessness can be an indicator of health problems. For most of us we simply continue to breathe minute after minute, marked by the rise and fall or our chest. As we breathe we take in air through the mouth or nose and it is taken straight to the lungs. Oxygen passes into the blood stream and is pumped by the heart around the body. It is taken to all cells of the body where it is used, along with nutrients from our food and turned into the energy we need to function properly. Carbon dioxide, a waste product of the process, is returned to the blood stream and taken back to the lungs where it is expelled from the body as we breathe out. Did you know that when we breathe we only breathe out one tenth of the amount of air in the lungs and breathe in the same amount which mixes with the stale air already in the lungs? With all this in mind, we can think of many different effects our breathing can have on our body. A normal adult at rest will breathe between 13 and 17 times per minute. If we are suffering from stress, as most of us are at work, breathing becomes shallower and more rapid without us really being aware. In this case the quality of air in our body is decreasing because we are replacing less of the capacity of the lungs. This must mean that we become tired and lose the ability to concentrate. I wonder how many people take time to move away from their desk, stretch out muscles to encourage the flow of blood and oxygen around the body and take a few deep breaths to replace all that stale air in the lungs. The idea that breathing can affect our blood pressure is nothing new. If we are under moments of great stress panic or anger we are told to “Take a deep breath”. Breathing slowly and deeply calms the heart and nerves. Slow breathing helps to relax muscle tension especially in the chest area allowing blood vessels to open and relieve pressure on the heart. If we are breathing deeply into the abdomen we are also using the diaphragm more efficiently. The diaphragm is a large muscle supporting the lungs. As we inhale the muscle contracts and flattens, the intercostals muscles between the ribs contract and pull the ribcage upwards and outwards causing the lungs to expand and draw in air When air is expelled the chest muscles and the diaphragm relax. This expansion and retraction helps to circulate a surprising amount of blood and helps to relieve some of the pressure on the heart. So what does this mean for us? Techniques for breathing are used when people have had surgery and particularly chest surgery and also for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Breathing techniques are used to help people with anxiety, to release tension and aid relaxation. And of course breathing techniques are used to aid pain relief in childbirth. These are quite specific examples but quite frankly, breathing techniques are useful to help everyone relax.

So here are a few tips to help you:

• Choose comfortable, non-restricting clothing. • Find a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed.

• It may be helpful to play some relaxing music. • Lie down if you can. Your breath needs to go into the abdomen and this happens naturally in this position. • As you breathe in be aware of the breath going into the abdomen as it rises, and falling again as you breathe out. • Take several breaths and imagine the body feeling heavier and sinking into the ground as you relax. • Concentrate on the breath and try to make it even as you breathe. Count to 5 slowly as you breathe in and again as you breathe out. You will notice a pause as you change from breathing in to breathing out. • You will find a rhythm that is comfortable for you. • The more you practice this the easier it will become. You can then begin to slow down your breathing at the same time taking deeper breaths. • Yoga and ‘Tai chi classes are very good for helping with breathing techniques and relaxation if you enjoy working with a group. So during these lovely spring days remember that breathing, although the most natural thing in the world, needs a bit of attention occasionally. Breathing properly can have an amazing effect on your mood and levels of stress and anxiety. Breathing well can increase the efficiency of your body but can also help to refresh your mind. Enjoy it! Breathe in the freshness of Spring! Maria Nortcliffe M.A.R M.I.C.H.T

Appointments also available at Skin &Tonic 334a Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley Telephone: 01226 747727

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Eye on Style 15 Fresh Inspiration

by Claire Bryan at Sparkle & Gloss

Nail Colours Spring 2010 Forget French polish, this year were all in need of a nail shake up routine and looking at the catwalks the colours show a range of neon’s and nudes to take us through to summer. NEON Nails Ultra bright colours have come full circle once again so try electric yellows, oranges, pinks and blues that rival the highlighter pens of your youth. These colours had playfulness and a sense of freshness to light grey or white clothing, yellow brightens up a wardrobe full of black, navy and blue.

Meet the Expert Artistic Director & Regional Educator for Paul Mitchell, Zena Claire. Zena’s wealth of experience takes her throughout the north east of England delivering colour education, this month; she shares what’s hot with the Eye for the season’s Colour trends

Colour Me... RED! AFTER


Nudes Nude look nails are perfect this season they look classy, chic and fresh. Nude tones of peach, pink’s and brown’s are bang on trend this season. Nude tones can sometimes be difficult to wear unless you choose the correct shade for your complexion.

Fair Skin Tones Try a pinkish nude, the lighter the better this will help compliment your pale skin.

Medium Skin Tones Opt for a nude polish with gold undertones to enhance your colour.

Dark Skin Tones Your nude should have a hint of brown or chocolate to give it that barely there look.

CALGEL offer a wide selection of colours which won’t smudge chip or crack and will give you weeks of long lasting shine from your fingertips to your toes. Treatments available at Sparkle & Gloss, at the Treatment Rooms, Chesham Road, off Summer Lane, Barnsley to make appointment call 07927 659572. Please cut out and take the advert / voucher below into Sparkle and Gloss to receive your discounted first treatment.


Soft reds are defiantly the way forward for spring; this suits a milky skin tone. Winter saw strong, vivid hybrid red, spring gallops in with more faded tones of mahogany, strawberry’s & flame shades of copper. Flame copper shades teamed with dark dramatic eyes for a rock chick look, look amazing! Add interest to a short crop with contrasting tones of ruby red, mahogany & copper. A lot of short haired ladies say “they never look any different” here’s your answer. Change the way you have your hair done, your designer can design a technique as individual as you are. If not maybe it’s time you changed your hair designer..?

Home care essentials... The secret to keeping reds is condition; a tightly closed cuticle will lock in the large colour molecule of artificial red. The supermarket sweep products just don’t step up to the challenge.. We use & recommend Paul Mitchell Colour care system , used effectively extends the life of colour We use & recommend Color protect shampoo, daily conditioner & color spray.

Don’t you deserve the best??

Professional Make –Up • Calgel • Minx Nails • Eyelash Extensions • Spray Tanning • Relaxing and Soothing Body Treatments • Facials • Waxing

Tel 07927 659572 Chesham Road, Summer Lane, Barnsley

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16 Eye on Style BFC’s Hitman Supports “Help for Heroes” Event

How to wear Summer pastels This summer will be full of pastels, nudes and blush colours according to the spring and summer shows. However the most frequently asked question that I get at the moment is, ‘how can I wear the nudes and pastels?’ We can all wear the lighter shades and colours that summer brings, but it is HOW you wear them that makes the difference between looking your best and looking like an ice cream sundae. Natural blondes with very fair skin and light coloured eyes are lucky and can wear pastel pink, apricot, mint, primrose yellow, soft white and cream. You can layer these together so your whole look is light and summery

On Thursday 25th March 2010 one of the leading championship strikers Daniel Bogdanovic took part in an event in aid of the Help for Heroes. The Barnsley star had his hair cut and styled by International Stylist Justin Tellus (above) at Fusion Salon in Barnsley that kicked started a 25 day marathon. During this period all people visiting the salon will receive a signed autograph and one lucky winner will received a signed Barnsley football shirt presented by the star himself on the last day of the event on the 20th of April 2010.

blue, lavender and icy green. Stick to blue based colours and avoid peach, apricot and yellow. Clear colouring with dark hair and bright striking eyes (be they blue, green or topaz)? Wear lemon yellow, light apricot, mint, light aqua and white with a darker contrast of navy, black or charcoal. You could also try mixing jewel colours and brights with your pastels e.g. scarlet, true blue or periwinkle.

Asos If your colouring is dark and strong with dark brown/black hair, dark eyes, eyelashes and brows, be careful with the nudes and pastel colours worn on their own. You must mix them with darker colours for contrast.

The director Diane Logan will then donate a percentage of all the services that have been carried out at Fusion hair, Skin and Nail Salon during the 25 day marathon, along with Clients denotations. Daniel will then present the cheque on behalf of Fusion at the St Georges Day Celebrity Golf Event to be held at Stoke Park on Wednesday 21st April 2010 in aid of supporting the Help the Heroes Fund.

M&S The British soft colouring of dark blonde (mousy) or brown hair, soft and muted eye colouring needs to be careful with pastels. You look your best with tones of the same colour. So try mint and turquoise, blush pink and damson, sky blue and teal, stone, taupe and shell together.

Dorothy Perkins Red hair and warm skin tones? Apricot, peach, cream, primrose yellow and mint will be the flavours for you! Avoid blues and lavenders.


Cool ladies with grey, salt and pepper or steely grey hair have fun with white, baby pink, icy

Be beautiful in Barnsley this Spring!

Witten by Kirstie Trasler Stylist & Image Consultant Daniel Bogdanovic with the team at Fusion Hair Skin and Nail Salon

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• Handbags • Clothing • Accessories • Jewellery • Bespoke Service COMING SOON • Childrens Collection (Mini Moo) • Menswear • Exciting New Website Lucorum, Barnsley S70 2HZ • Tel: 01226 241380 __EYE_April_Complete.indd 17

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Spring 2010

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VV Brown Lace Dress £49.50 Sandals £35 Ana Beatriz Barros - Ceriso Spot Padded Bra £14, Ceriso French Knicker £6

Danni Minouge - Tunic £39.50, Satchel £36, Studded Bangle £12, Anglea Sunglasses £5

Lisa Snowdon - Indigo Cardigan £29.50 Vest £4 Twiggy - Red Double Breasted Jacket £35, Bretton Top £22 Skirt £19.50 Indigo Jegging £18 Limited Sandals £29.50

Late last month M&S unveiled its new Spring 2010 TV campaign introducing the new celebrity line-up of Ana Beatriz Barros, VV Brown, Dannii Minogue, Lisa Snowdon and M&S favourite, Twiggy. The new look ad is fun upbeat and focuses on trends, amazing must–have pieces and demonstrates how to wear them, accessorising the outfits to make your wardrobe work, work, work! All to the fantastic tune ‘To be real’ by Cheryl Lynn.

Here come the girls: Dani, Lisa, Twiggy, Beatriz and VV .

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Style, quality and value for money prices all rolled into one at Primark. Visit the Primark store in the Mall Alhambra for up-to-the-minute styles at unbelievably low prices for you, your family and your home. Primark prides itself on providing quality commercial fashion at value for money prices. It aims to ensure you ‘look good and pay less’ - if you are looking for the latest fashion in clothing, accessories, footwear or lingerie, look no further than Primark. Alfresco Coffee Alfresco Coffee is our outdoor coffee experience at our Sheffield Road entrance, serving only the best hand roasted coffee at prices you will enjoy. Serving tea, soft drinks, panini’s and snacks with plenty of seating and a smoking area makes this a welcome addition to The Mall.

1/2 price coffee with this voucher*

* no photocopies allowed. 1 voucher per customers. Offer valid until 30th April 2010.

For more information please call in at the Ask Me Point or visit

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20 Love Music Hate Racism

The The Line Line up up is is as as follows follows for for the the main main stage: stage:


CHIPMUNK KING BLUES As part of this year’s Love Music Hate Racism Festivals weekend, the biggest event in the Yorkshire region will be a large-scale outdoor LMHR Carnival with major acts taking place on Saturday 1st May, from 4pm - 10pm. As well as the main 10,000-capacity event taking place in County Way Car Park, there will be a whole programme of fringe events going on in up to a dozen music venues across town. The event is being organised in conjunction with Barnsley LMHR and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Burn Down the Disco and BOM Fest. Tickets will be priced at £8 and are available now through Barnsley Civic, Barnsley HMV and Barnsley Metrodome, as well as directly from LMHR groups in other Yorkshire towns and cities. There will also be afterparties directly after the main event going on all around town. Lucorum will hold a “Burn Down the Disco” Afterparty with Live sets from Local Acts. The Theatre on Shambles Street will have classic cover bands playing and The Soul Lounge will have classic Motown and Northern Soul with BBC Radio Sheffield DJ Steve Light. All in All it promises to be a great day all round.


GAIA THE DELICATEERS To find out more about the bands see:



The Barnsley Eye “Loves” it happens we also “Hate” Racism..... so you can imagine how stoked we were when we heard that our great town was to host this years Northern end of the Love Music Hate Racism weekend with The Mighty UB40 headlining! I’ve been going to gigs and festivals most of my adult life. Back in the day we had to travel to get to many gigs (far away from Barnsley). Long nights spent travelling up and down the UK on trains and buses to the big 4 cities as there was no way acts I was into like, say, Helmet or Nirvana were playing in tarn..... No way - In fact you’d be lucky to see them in Leeds or even Sheffield early on in their careers - it was always small gigs in London you had to hike it down to. As for festivals well it was either Glastonbury or Reading...that was it! (Or maybe The Pheonix if you were really desperate!) But now all that’s changed. It is absolutely fantastic that there are festivals going on all over Yorkshire and some great ones are right here in Barnsley. I’ve always been greatful that most of the smaller concerts I’ve attended down the years have been set in environments that promoted “Love Music Hate Racism” - and I can say that some of the best gigs I’ve ever seen have been played by bands of multicultural origin. Ones that spring to mind are Cypress Hill, Bad Brains, Roots Manuva, Jimmy Cliff, The Specials, Toots and the Maytals, The Rollins Band, Bloc Party, Deftones, Gorillaz, Metallica, Body Count, The Prodigy, and Rage Against the Machine. These are bands with black, asian, hispanic and white members all within their ranks....multicultural acts with sounds so diverse it makes me wonder - how can anyone who really “Loves” music be Racist? .... thats why this weekend is so important..... To get that message across - plus It shows how far our town has come that we are attracting events of this magnitute when 15 years ago we could but dream of having something like this on our doorstep. I love Barnsley and I Love Music & Hate Racism. GM

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Love Music Hate Racism


Love Music Hate Racism @

LUCORUM 1ST MAY 2010 From 12 noon -

The Stray Targets • Violet • White Horizons • The Jives • South View Juniors • Juliyaa Love Music Hate Racism


from 10.00pm with Live sets from:

Lipstick Lads • The North • Catch it Kebabs • The Dirty Jeans

1st MAY THE CIVILIANS Classic Ska/ Motown Favourites Doors open at 12noon - band Playing at 1.00pm

Afterparty-10pm onwards Classic Motown and Northern Soul with BBC Radio Sheffields DJ STEVE WIGHT

Drinks offer: Any two bottles for £5 OVER 25’s Venue

Lucorum George Yard, Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2HZ


WIN TICKETS! The Barnsley Eye has a pair of tickets to give away simply answer the question on the right to be in with a chance of winning....

Q: Who is headlining the main stage?

Send your answer on a postcard to Jool Media Ltd BBIC, Unit 22 Snydale Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP - GOOD LUCK!

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The Koffi Bean Company - Fresh Gourmet Coffee 10–6 Monday to Thursday 10–10 Friday to Sunday

Tel: 01226 770706 The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S72 2HZ

As part of Barnsleys Love Music Hate Racism Festival Barnsley Jazz Society will be providing Live Classic Jazz throughout the afternoon!


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Eye on Barnsley Market


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24 Eye on Food

Trying to lose weight? Try these Fat Fighting Foods! Losing weight can be a losing battle, Kumud Gandhi, food scientist and founder of The Cooking Academy and The Saffron House says “Dieting doesn’t work for most people due to a combination of hormonal changes, muscle loss, and flat out frustration”. If your body has a shortage of calories, your body’s natural response is to conserve fat so it will hold on to everything you eat in case it will not be fed for a while again. The body instinctively goes into starvation mode and the body’s metabolic rate will drop quite considerably making it more difficult to lose weight. The point is not to starve yourself but instead make wise food choices. Here are a couple of foods that actually fight fat!



Studies show that chillies can raise the metabolism by as much as 20%. The consumption of chillies can also make you feel great as they also have the power to release endorphins; the happy hormone.

Cinnamon is a great appetite suppressant and prevents insulin spikes that are so common after we eat. Insulin spikes are a body’s signal to store fat, rather than burn it. Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to your porridge, which is also a great way to fill you up in the morning.



Fennel, known to many as the slimming herb is actually great for stimulating the metabolism. Try chewing on fennel as this is also good for suppressing the appetite and reduces the urge for sweet treats.


Oranges contain flavones compounds which burn fat. Women who ate the most flavones had a scientifically lower increase in their body fat over a fourteen day period. Its best to snack on fresh fruit slices, but if you prefer orange juice you should stick to the juice with pulp for the best results.

also inhabit fat absorption and helps glucose regulation. Studies also show that Green Tea works as an appetite suppressant and has been known to considerably reduce one’s calorie intake for the day.  

Half an hour before a work out drink a cup of Green Tea as this is the perfect way to increase energy levels and speed up the metabolism fast. Green tea can


Especially cranberries, goji, blueberries - Not only are berries loaded with Vitamin C, but they also help you burn up to 30% more fat when you exercise. So, if you’re heading for the gym, eat a cup of berries before you go to make that workout do 30% more work for you.


Green Tea

Garlic is a hot herb known to increase your metabolic rate by as much as 30%. Garlic is also great for aiding digestion and is known to reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure.


Research shows that eating an egg at breakfast can actually make you feel fuller for longer and prevent any hunger pangs. The best way to eat your eggs is to avoid fried versions, instead try poaching or boiling them. To ensure that your body absorbs the iron content within the eggs try and have a drink high in vitamin C at the same time. 

The introduction of red meat into your diet is a great way to increase your iron and protein levels without increasing your calorie intake. Eating lean cuts of red meat can help to keep muscle mass during weight loss; muscle also incinerates more calories than fat making it easier to shed those stubborn pounds that are hard to shift.   The phosphorus content present in meat is much more easily absorbed than that present in cereals and legumes. This is owing to the fact that cereals and legumes contain phosphorus, usually in the form of phytic acid that must be hydrolyzed before absorption. Meat also serves as the main source for the intake of vitamin B12. Be warned however, meat does not contain fibre which is essential to maintaining a good digestive system, so try and limit your intake to just a few portions per week. Also try and avoid preserved meats such as bacon, sausages and salami as these are very high in saturated fats and salts nitrites which have been known to be responsible for causing certain cancers. Tip: - Try eating your red meat with mustard. The turmeric in mustard is what makes the yellow, and what makes mustard slow the growth of fat tissue.

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The Kings Arms, Heath Set foot inside the Kings Arms and you take a step back in time, for this well-loved pub at Heath is thought to have been an inn since at least the second half of the 18th century. The pub is a warren of small rooms with low ceilings, stone-flagged floors and old cast iron fireplaces, still lit by gas and linked by narrow corridors. Anyone looking to enjoy a drink at the Kings Arms will be pleased to know that, in an era when too many pubs have disconnected their hand pumps, it remains committed to traditional cask ales. The Kings Arms is a great place for a drink at any time of year and you will be greeted with a warm welcome whenever you choose to visit.

Functions: Birthdays • Weddings • Christenings • Christmas • Any event catered for All function menus are tailored to each individuals requirements. THEME NIGHTS throughout each month include: Italian, Tapas, Pie and the famous Brazilian Night by our own Brazilian Chef “Renata”

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Real Ales & Guest Beers Speciality Coffees Full A-la-Carte Menu Bar Snacks Daily Specials Board

Restaurant Booking Times (A’La Carte Menu Available in the King’s Arms Restaurant): Fri-Sat: 7.00pm - 9.00pm • Sunday Lunch: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Bar Food Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12 - 2pm 6.00pm - 9.00pm •

Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm

6pm - 9:30pm Sunday: 12 - 5pm

Summer Pub Opening Times: Sunday-Friday: 12.00pm - 11.00pm • Saturday: 12.00pm - 12.00am

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26 Eye on Food Recipe of the Month Brought to you by The Kings Arms, Heath Smoked Salmon & anchovies butter terrine

High Five! Marks & Spencer is launching the first product that provides five out of five of the recommended portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Perfect if you want to eat healthily but struggle to fit in your five a day, the All Five of Your Five A Day Grazing Platter (ÂŁ3.75, 430g) has done all the hard work for you.

Ingredients ž of smoked salmon side 6-8 anchovies Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon Salt White pepper 2 blocks of unsalted butter Method Use a terrine mould. Brush the mould with butter then line with cling film, make sure there is no air left under the cling film as this can spoil the finishing effect. In a blender put the butter chopped into cubes, the anchovies, the lemon juice and zest and blend until fluffy. Put to one side. On the bottom of the terrine mould make a layer of smoked salmon, make sure to leave no gaps. Cover with a thin layer of anchovy butter. Repeat the process until you reach the top of the tin. Finishing with a layer of smoked salmon. Place in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours to set. Carefully remove from the tin and slice with a sharp knife. Serve with grilled bread and dressed salad. __EYE_April_Complete.indd 26

Tips: Trim the dark part of the salmon slices will give a better visual and taste effect The Kings Arms, The Heath, Wakefield Tel. 01924 377527

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Eye on Local Business 27 Move and Improve Are you fed up with your home interior, wanting to move house or simply waiting to get to your next property before you pick up that paintbrush and invest in accessories? This month, we speak to Sarah Walker, property expert and former presenter of To Buy or Not to Buy on BBC1 to find out how you can improve, move and take the improvements with you!

2010 trends 2010 will see bold colours, patterns, fabrics gaining their rightful place in - coupled with statement flooring, glamour, and dramatic lighting. Trends to give interiors a whole new slant.

textures and your interior retro styles, will marry up

How can I improve if I’m planning to move? ”Although reports on what’s happening in the property market vary, you could be waiting for a while until your property sells. In the meantime, there’s no reason to live with a dated interior and you don’t have to let someone else enjoy the fruits of your labour. Another option would be to partner with a reliable company for a quick and easy sale.”

TEL: 01484 866 668 Email: Call Anytime: 0845 260 7477


Sarah, who works closely with property specialist needtosellquick., continues: “We come across a number of people who want to sell their properties to free up cash, move up or down the chain, avoid lengthy selling processes or simply clear debt. The main issue is finding a buyer for your property quickly.” With offices in Barnsley, the company offers homeowners a quick and convenient route to selling their property fast”. “Selling to a reliable company that can complete the transaction quickly and smoothly is certainly an option worth considering. It can sometimes become the light at the end of a very long tunnel.” “If you are thinking of moving, invest in some new pieces of furniture, statement lighting and accessories that pick up on key trends, which will be attractive to prospective buyers and can then move with you when you do.”

To find out more please visit or email with your home interior query to get some advice from Sarah.

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Who’s A Pretty Boy Then? Another scientific breakthrough! Scientists (yes, them again) have deduced that as the nation’s health improves as a whole, women’s taste in men is softening, which could well explain the rise of the Pretty Boy... Their theory is that when health is poor, women will go for rugged, tough looking men, which sub-consciously they believe will result in stronger offspring. In relation to this, when a nation’s health improves, and life expectancy rises, women will become attracted to more feminine-looking men, with gentler natures to match their boyish (and in some cases, girlish) faces. Research carried out on more than 5,000 women showed that Zac Efron recently beat Sean Connery in the attractive stakes by a mile, but does this really prove that the modern woman prefers a cutesy-looking boy to a ‘real’ man? The age of the women who took part is not known, but my feeling is that these findings are simply the results of generational preference. For example, take Zac Efron (please, someone take him). Here is a man who is waxed within an inch of his life, his straightened hair strategically designed to fall over one eye, enhancing his dyed black lashes and baby blue contact lenses. He spends his days self-tanning, doing sit-ups and singing in High School Musical (suddenly, the demise of his engagement to Vanessa Hudgens is no longer such a mystery…) Mr Efron is possibly THE most groomed and polished ‘actor’ ever to grace our screens, but I challenge you to find any woman over the age of 21 who finds him attractive. Zac is one of the new breed of male, who along with Orlando Bloom, Tobey MacGuire and Robert Pattinson (R-Pattz to those down with the kidz) are infiltrating the Hollywood screen of old, where once, men were all square jaws, glinting eyes and imposing physiques – for one of highlighted moptops, ‘guyliner’ and tinted lip balm. In spite of these ‘scientific findings’ I conducted some research of my own and while R-Pattz’s name did keep cropping up among the younger circles (they are only human after all…) it became apparent that the majority of ladies asked, still prefer a ‘manly’ man. Colin Farrell, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp were the re-ocurring favourites and all women asked were fit, healthy and not craving babies! The general consensus is, no grown woman wants to spend her days fighting her bloke for the bathroom mirror or her Clinique - and even though Sean Connery now spends more time dodging coffins than bullets, you ask any woman who was around in his James Bond hey-day and you can bet they still wouldn’t kick him out of bed (and they’d be safe in the knowledge that he wouldn’t steal their mascara in the morning).

LS Theatre Productions are pleased to announce Carly Stenson will be joining the cast of A Tribute To Bob Fosse. Carly plays Steph Dean from Channel 4 Drama Hollyoaks. Carly is a sensational vocalist and dancer with a real passion for Musical Theatre. To have her onboard is a real bonus for LS Theatre Productions and will help them take the next step in the right direction. LS Productions is a South Yorkshire based theatre company comprising of working professionals who are currently carving out careers within the industry, who perform along side a host of talented local performers, producing high quality show stopping theatrical productions. The company was founded by Barnsley actor Sebastian Shaw in 2008 and has since raised over five thousand pounds for both local and national charities, acclaiming itself a name for the unique and diverse quality of its performances. Sebastian told the Eye: “I believe we are Barnsleys leading self funded theatre company that is ran by volunteers and the only theatre group around that produces charity shows of this nature and size. Our next production is A Tribute To Bob Fosse. The show celebrates the life and works of legendary choreographer Bob Fosse from his early years as a dancer to his awarding winning Broadway choreography. Featuring sections from Chicago, Liza With A “Z” Damm Yankees, Pyjama Game, Sweet Charity and Cabaret The show will be supporting the national charity Help For Heroes I find it crazy that we only started two years ago as a one off charity show for Cancer Research Uk and now five shows later with a twenty strong core group of local and national performers and a huge following we continue to go from strength to strength”.

Written by Joe Milburn, April 2010

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April 2010


Theatre Museums

Sun 11 April N-Dubz, O2 Academy, Shef Saturday 17 April 2010 Dressed to Kill, Birdwell Venue, Barnsley


The Art of John Brook The Civic Until 20th April 2010

Northern Soul John Bulmer’s images of life and Times in the 1960s A pioneer of colour photography during the 1960s, Bulmer’s work was included in the very first colour supplement launched by the Sunday Times. Inspired by the Times Special Issue entitled ‘The North’, the exhibition includes specially reprinted work from this influential story. National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH

King Creosote and His One Man Band Date: Sunday 11th April 2010 Venue: HENRY BOONS YARD Location: Wakefield BARNSLEY Doors: 19:30 til 23:00


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Saturday 24 April 2010

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Shutter Island Director: Martin Scorsese Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley. Based on the 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane. OK, first - let me get this out of the way as the Yorskshireman in me hasn’t been able to let this lie since I saw this film. I saw Shutter Island at The Odeon in Londons West End - at the box office I was absolutely flabbergasted to be told that my seat was going to cost me 13 quid............ thats “Thirteen Pounds”. No Popcorn. No Nacho’s Jalapinos and Salsa, No Wine Gums, No Pop....just the seat. So as I grumpily sat down I was already telling myself “This had better be the best film I have seen this year” and as I’ve already seen the 3D extravagansas that were Avatar and Alice in Wonderland - Shutter Island had a massive cinamatic Mountain to climb. OK now thats done with, here’s another gripe - I used to greatly dislike Leonardo Dicaprio as somewhat of a pretty boy and not much else when it came to his late 90’s output. His brilliant early performances in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Basketball Diaries and This Boys Life were followed by what I can only describe as massive disapointments in Titanic, Romeo & Juliet, and The Man in the Iron Mask (which I hated). However, with his portrayal of Amsterdam Vallon in Gangs of New York, his first of four films with director Martin Scorsese he seemed to mature into a brilliantly rounded character actor in my eyes. I started to appreciate his acting diversity and think of The Departed and Blood Diamond as fine movies. Shutter Island takes place almost entirely on an island that houses a hospital for the criminally insane in the mid-50s. From the minute they disembark, US marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are confronted by a nightmarish, gothic bedlam of lost souls and sinister seeming doctors and psychiatrists, including the mysterious Dr John Cawley (Ben Kingsley), the man in charge of the place. The two men are on the island to investigate the strange disappearance of a patient locked up after murdering her three children. But it soon becomes clear that Teddy has his own reasons for visiting, which are connected to the death of his wife a few years earlier. Every horror cliché is here, from evil doctors to children’s corpses, screeching rats and lunatics with stapled heads sat rotting behind bars. There’s not a moment’s respite from the melodrama, in a film with so many twists you need to be right on the button to keep up. Shutter Island is brilliant. I loved every minute and I was shocked that it ran to 140 minutes, for this is a film which has never a dull moment. Once you get past the trickery, Shutter Island offers sumptuous, enthralling, shivery gothic film-making with a hardboiled heart and a sly line in asylum humour. Like Hitchcock’s Vertigo, to which it has been compared by many London critics, I wonder whether Shutter Island might be seen in a more positive light in years to come as most reviews have been pretty poor. Martin Scorsese I believe suffers somewhat from the exalted standing of his own back catalogue when it comes to critical notices. Had it been filmed by a newcomer, rather than the familiar, bushy-browed New Yorker who shot Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Casino, Shutter Island might just have received top notch reviews all round. I felt the same way about Quentin Tarantino when I saw Inglourious Basterds........Awesome as it was I kept seeing reviews saying “Not as good as Jackie Brown. Not as Good as Pulp Fiction”. True as this may be - the film was a fine film in it’s own right and suffered due to the greatness of the movies that preceeded it. As Shutter Island is, it is a skilfully concocted psychological thriller noir, brilliantly acted with great performances all round. The only real issue I had with the film was the score, which while suitably ominous and booming was ridiculously overbearing at times. During the opening scene as they arrived on the island I was beginning to wonder if someone in the control room had turned the volume up to 11 by accident. All in all though - I Loved it....possibly the best film I have seen this year and having already seen Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland and James Camerons Avatar AND with the seat costing me a whopping 13 quid (no less). Thats a MASSIVE call for this movie. Five Stars! GM


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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR 2010 Sheffield Arena, Wednesday 9th June 2010

The Harlem Globetrotters’ 2010 “Magical Memories” World Tour is the team’s 84th consecutive season of touring the world. They have played in 120 countries, on six continents, for more than 130 million fans and they will be returning to Sheffield Arena on 9th June. The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent 84 years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill, and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. Abe Saperstein founded the team in 1926, and they played their first road game in Hinckley, Ill., on Jan. 7, 1927. The cheers have never stopped, as the Globetrotters have entertained more than 130 million fans in 120 countries worldwide. For many, the Globetrotter experience was an introduction to the game of basketball. In 1948 and 1949, the Globetrotters stunned the world by twice defeating the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers. They were socially influential and quickly became recognized as the world’s best basketball team, showing that African-Americans could excel on a professional level. Those victories accelerated the integration of the NBA and ushered in a new era of sports. Former player Mannie Jackson (right) purchased the team in 1993, becoming the first African-American to own a major international sports and entertainment organization. He led the team to unprecedented levels, tripling its revenue in three years and quadrupling its size in five, cementing its status as the most predominant and recognized sports and entertainment organization in the world In September 2005. Jackson remains Chairman of the Board of Directors and retains 20 percent ownership in the team. The Globetrotters’ show will feature even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. Off the court, the organization will increase alliances with global partners, develop a full line of licensed products, execute a multi-media strategy to gain worldwide saliency, and continue the brand’s legacy of deep social involvement in local communities. Tickets to see The Harlem Globetrotters show are priced £12.50 - £40 (subject to booking fee) and are available now, in person at the box office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at

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Andy Hemingway - ‘Gritstone & Sky’ Barnsley photographer Andy Hemingway’s landscape photography has recently received a lot of attention. His ‘Gritstone & Sky’ exhibition at Wakefield’s Coach House Gallery received critical acclaim, while a number of his images have won awards from two on-line photography magazines. Andy’s passion for the landscape began during childhood. Born and raised in the Pennine town of Huddersfield, regular walks on the surrounding hills with his father, cemented an early familiarity with Yorkshire’s rugged and unique landscape. “For me, landscape photography is much more that just capturing a view. I often research the history, folklore and geology of the areas that I shoot and try to convey something of the spirit of the place. I often return to the same locations during different times of day and season’s to capture the effects of light and weather throughout the year and try to capture something of my love for these landscapes. The locations that I visit have not only been formed by the forces of nature but have a long history of activity by humans, that has shaped the landscape that we currently see. From the farmers of the Neolithic, through exploitation by industry and commerce, to the leisure playgrounds of today. I believe that the landscape of the Pennines is one of the finest in the world. It may not have the mountains and craggy coastlines of Scotland and Wales, that are currently so popular with photographers but the drystone walls, tumbled down farms, heather and rock strewn moorland, the gritstone edges all feel like home to me. Andy’s forthcoming exhibitions include Two Visions (with Chris Charlesworth): Month of Sundaes (Attic Gallery), Marsden. 5th - 30th April 2010. A Dramatic Edge (with Richard Cooper and Nick Walton): Arkwright’s Mill, Cromford, Matlock Bath. 20th - 27th August 2010

Further information and more of Andy’s images can be found on his website

SY Art Winner Announced ARTIST Brian Adams from Sheffield is the winner of the annual South Yorkshire Open Art competition. As well as the prestige of being named as South Yorkshire Artist of the Year there is the added bonus of pocketing £500 in prize money. Palais de la Bahia, Marrakech (left) is the title of his winning photograph, when told the good news Adams said “After spending forty years in professional employment, retirement has given me the freedom to develop my photography. I am delighted to win, bringing as it does the acknowledgement of my life long interest - this year being the fiftieth anniversary of my taking up photography”. The South Yorkshire Open Art is an annual exhibition and runs until Friday 7 May at the Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley.

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Eye on Local Sport 37 Sykes claims British super-featherweight title Dewsbury’s Gary Sykes claimed the vacant British super-featherweight title with a unanimous points win over Andy Morris, 26, in Huddersfield last month. Former Commonwealth bronze medallist Morris stepped in after the withdrawal of Sykes’s original opponent, Ricky Burns, to produce a thrilling contest. The two fighters served up a domestic classic that could have gone either way on the judges’ scorecards. In the end Dewsbury-born Sykes got the nod. A delighted Sykes told Sky Sports afterwards. “I thought I was going to take over in the middle rounds but he grinded it out and it was a real close decision. It’s been a lot of hard work and a real team effort. I’m over the moon to win it because Andy was very tough.”It’s a first Lonsdale belt for undefeated Sykes, who is managed by Linthwaite-based Chris Aston and trained by Julian McGowan.

Tigers see Crowds Rise In the three home Superleague games so far this season Castleford Tigers have recorded an average attendance increase of over 10% for the comparative fixtures from last season. The attendance between Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors last month was the biggest crowd at The Jungle so far this season. It was also the highest for a fixture between the two clubs since 2006.

8,429 fans turned out to see the dramatic encounter, which saw the injury-hit Tigers give a spirited display in the 22-36 defeat to the league-leaders. Simon Mowbray, Head of Marketing and Development commented: “The increase in average attendance is very encouraging, especially considering that our opening two games were shown live on Sky Sports. “The atmosphere was electric and the family entertainment, combined with the rugby league action on the pitch, provided a high-quality day out. A visit to The Jungle guarantees a family-friendly environment with lots of fun activities for all ages to get involved with.” The next opportunity for supporters to enjoy another special experience at The Jungle is against Salford City Reds Tickets are available to buy now online 24-hours a day at www. or on 01977 555 336.

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Wildcats give Barnsley Broncos Pro-Experience Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are helping to develop interest in Rugby League within South Yorkshire with an innovative partnership with Barnsley Broncos Amateur Rugby League Club. The Wildcats donated 20 tickets to south Yorkshire club so that they can see their first ever live game of Engage Super League. Davide Longo, the Wildcats Community Trust Manager, said: “This kind of co-operation between Rugby League clubs is good for the sport in both south and west Yorkshire and strengthens our partnership work in Barnsley. The Wildcats Community Department have worked with schools within the Barnsley area delivering Rugby League sessions as part of the Healthy Heart Programme that is funded by Heart Research UK.” Davide added: “We’re also in talks with Barnsley Broncos Rugby League Club regarding the provision of some coaching sessions which will help develop their core rugby skills.” For information on Barnsley Broncos Contact: Tom Kittrick on 07852 480795

Fighting Talk from Robins! “We owe it to everybody to keep working our socks off in every match” Mark Robins said last month after going down 0-1 to Doncaster Rovers. “We do not want to finish mid-table. We want to be higher than that. We want to go out and pick up points from every match”. As the Eye went to press the team sat at 15th with a tough run of games to come having lost 3 on the bounce. Unfortunately if the Tykes continue to show their defensive frailties that seem to have resurfaced of late they could drop into the bottom half near mind mid table....what do you think? Let us know at

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