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“She may be hormonally imbalanced,” said a friend of mine in an email, “but Ingrid Newkirk may have a point.” I followed a link to some YouTube films the president of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) had posted, and watched them at my desk with a cold feeling inside. Having been raised in the country, as a kid I was hardened against seeing trucks crammed full of sheep rolling by, or hearing from across the fields the pitiful moaning of dairy cows who had had their calves taken away from them at just a few days old. But perhaps ten years of urban living has softened me up. Spurred on by the fact that it's National Vegetarian Week from 19-25 May, I went out to find myself some lunch with a vegetarian theme. But if you're not keen on cheese, I discovered that my options seemed quite limited. I wondered what I would live on if I were Vegan – not really being a foodie, much less a domestic goddess, an eternal diet of cornflakes with rice milk stretched out before me in my mind's eye. Luckily for me though, Elaine Hills-Haney has put together for Wave an introduction to making the switch to a vegetarian diet, outlining all the benefits that you – and the planet – could reap from a meat-free diet. Check it out on page 17. As warmth begins seeping back into the air, all thoughts will be turning to summer and, I bet, many of you will be looking forward to the festival season. I thought I would look into what the music industry is doing to get greener, and it turns out many people in the business are working on doing their bit for the environment. We at Wave were lucky enough to catch up with Mark Ward (page 10), tour and production manager to the stars, who is fast becoming a bit of a tour-de-force when it comes to saving the planet. But surely, as Brightonians, our favourite festival has to be the Brighton Festival, and on page 13 we learn about some of the things the Festival organisers have been up to to keep the Festival squeaky-green. Finally, alongside our regular columnists, I’m really excited to welcome on board Steve Nobel – a Master Business NLP practitioner, a student of shamanism and the author of two books. Turn to page 19 for some of his inspiration on living with abundance. Wishing you a great May,
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13 Brighton Festival gets green The organisers of this month’s spectacular reveal their squeaky-green schemes
17 Veggie steady go! A vegetarian diet is good for the planet as well as your health, says Elaine Hills-Haney
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Katie Glass This month Katie’s love of paper brings her to the limit of her eco-consciousness
Up in smoke my hand, a rustling ball of ideas, a bundle of achievement. I like flipping the bold pages of the broadsheets and wetting my finger for a speedy flick through the tabloids. If I’m writing then there’s nothing as cathartic as scribbling out that line of prose you hate and chucking the paper mercilessly to the bin. Pressing delete on my laptop just doesn’t do it for me in the same way. I like paper’s old-skool charm, its retro cool; the way it turns yellow in the sunlight and flutters in the wind. I love the things paper has brought me, the ideas it’s shared and the way it has changed my life, page by page. Paper was my mate. And giving it up to go green was going to be like putting my favourite grandmother into a care home because Swampy suspected she’d be a bad influence on my unborn children. But I was going to give it a bash. I regret to inform you that that bash lasted little over 24 hours. OK, it didn’t even last one. Obviously I couldn’t start on Sunday – who could forego the joy of a morning in bed with The Mail on Sunday, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, News Of The World and a big pot of coffee? Not inviting them over would have been like ditching a group of old friends. And let’s be honest here, I’d written for a fair share of
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The more eco stuff I do, the easier it seems. It turns out that – contrary to my original ecoexpectations – hippies don’t have the monopoly on green living. Buying old cashmere in charity shops, mincing around the market buying home-grown, jumping on the Tube and chucking my wine bottles into that green thing in the kitchen, really ain’t no big deal. I have taken to eco living with gusto. But there are limits. For there is one major blip in my eco-manifesto that so far I’ve managed to ignore – until now. And that, my friends, is paper. I am to paper what Dale Winton is to fake tan – an utterly addicted and ruthless consumer. As a journalist (a writer on a good day), paper is one of the tools of my trade. I read it, I scrawl on it, I screw it up in balls and throw it at the wall as an expression of my creativity. Even this here fair mag is printed on it. If clothes are in a mountain and milk is in a lake, then my paper wastage must be forming some huge origami snowball somewhere on the South Coast. I feel bad thinking about it – so usually I don’t. It’s hardest to give up the things you love and the truth is I’m having a love affair with paper. I like the way it folds, and feels, smells and tastes... well OK, obviously I haven’t actually eaten it, but you get the picture. I like the feel of it crushed in
“The truth is I’m having a love affair with paper. I like the way it folds, and feels, smells and tastes… well OK, obviously I haven’t actually eaten it, but you get the picture”
them and wallowing in my own collected cuttings is one of the high points of my week. It couldn’t start on Monday either – it’s Media jobs day in The Guardian. Nor Tuesday – I still had a page left to fill in my Moleskine notebook. Nor Wednesday – when my copy of Vile Bodies finally arrived from Amazon. So Thursday it was. I gritted my teeth as I passed the newsagent, and dutifully carried my laptop to the nearest wireless café to scan the papers and write my pieces. And it was while I was begrudgingly conducting this online trawl of the news that I stumbled across an article headlined, “What are the options for green smokers?” Well, it was all the excuse I needed.
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Indignantly, I slammed shut my laptop screen. The green brigade have taken my water, cut down my carbon – they were denying me the luxury of those glossy sheets I loved so much and now those bloody greens had set their sights on my ciggies. That was it. I could take no more. There were sacrifices and there were sacrifices, and if the greenies had their way then my life would be left a pitiful descent into boredom or madness. I lit up a Marlboro Light and marched to the nearest newsagent, generously clearing their shelves of any paper matter in a 0.5 mile radius. I took it home – my bundle of joy. And, dear reader, I’m pleased to report that I read the lot.
More than just a cuppa CLA and green tea for weight management and healthy body fat levels CLA and Green Tea is a novel nutritional supplement formulated to promote healthy body fat levels and assist in weight management, particularly as part of a programme involving a healthy diet and physical exercise. CLA and Green Tea contains the beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) obtained from safflower oil, together with an extract of the tea bush containing high levels of beneficial polyphenol substances such as epigallocatechin gallate. CLA and Green tea also contains a small amount of caffeine, which serves as an appetite suppressant. It is well known that high levels of body fat are a health risk, being linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke, as well as diabetes and certain forms of cancer. Some fat deposits, such as those in the abdomen resulting in increased girth, are readily visible and measurable. However the deposition of fat around the heart and within the arteries is ‘hidden‘, in that it cannot be estimated by simply weighing oneself on the bathroom scales or using a tape measure. Even an apparently slim person can have excess deposits of such fat, which are not visible. Awareness of body fat is essential for good health for everyone of all shapes and sizes. When losing weight, especially if it is done too quickly, muscle tissue as well as fat may be lost, so that body fat as a percentage of total body weight may end up higher than before. Losing muscle mass means that the body has less metabolic capacity, which is why weight gain is often experienced when finishing a strict diet. Increasing calorie intake when metabolic capacity is reduced means that excess calories are again stored as fat. This aptly named ‘yo-yo‘ effect where weight constantly fluctuates is one of the biggest problems faced by dieters. CLA and Green Tea combines (in the convenience of a single capsule) the benefits of both substances. CLA and green tea help to maintain a healthy muscle/fat balance, by promoting mobilisation of body fat whilst
retaining muscle mass, thereby avoiding the dieting ‘yo-yo‘ effect. CLA is the most abundant polyunsaturated fatty acid found in the human body. The term CLA actually refers to a group of fatty acids with closely related chemical structures known as isomers. CLA has a number of important roles within the body, including maintenance of an optimum balance between lean muscle tissue and body fat. Although CLA is present in foods such as red meat and dairy products, the levels are reduced by modern farming methods, and by food processing. As a consequence, the average dietary intake of CLA in the general population is substantially reduced compared to previous generations. (most people now consume less than 1gm of CLA per day from dietary sources). Some nutritionists believe that this may be one of the factors contributing to the increase in overweight and obese individuals within the present day population. CLA is converted within the body into eicosanoids, hormone-like substances that regulate the relative amounts of muscle and fat deposition, enabling the body to alter composition by reducing fat levels whilst maintaining or increasing muscle mass. Eicosanoids also regulate blood vessel leakage, and inflammatory and immune cell behaviour; therefore CLA and green tea may also help to maintain a healthy immune system. Green tea extract, which originates in China and Japan, is prepared from dried leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis. Both green tea and black tea are derived from this plant; green tea is produced by lightly steaming freshly cut leaves, while black tea is produced by allowing the leaves to ferment. During fermentation the levels of many of the beneficial substances (polyphenols) are substantially reduced. Green tea therefore has much higher levels of polyphenol substances with potent antioxidant and anti-cancer activity. Antioxidant substances neutralise the effects of damaging free radicals produced within the body.
The major polyphenols in green tea are the catechins, the most important of which is epigallocatechin gallate. When choosing commercial green tea products, it is important to compare levels of both total polyphenols and epigallocateccins gallate. The classic ancient Chinese medicinal text Benca Shiji stated 1300 years ago that “drinking green tea for a long time keeps one thin”. More recently, a Taiwanese study found that regular green tea drinkers had 20 per cent less body fat than non green tea drinkers. It has been estimated that drinking just one cup of green tea per day burns an additional 80 calories, amounting to 28,000 calories or 8lbs of additional weight per year. Clinical trial studies have shown green tea extract inhibits absorption of fat from the intestinal tract following meals, reduces blood lipid levels, and activates fat burning and increased energy expenditure. CLA and green tea is safe to take at the recommended dosages, with no significant adverse effects reported. CLA and green tea are generally very well tolerated. Animal studies have shown intake of CLA to be non-toxic at a level equivalent to at least 50g in a 70Kg adult human. Clinical trial studies have confirmed the safety of the active compounds present in green tea extract. People receiving treatment for a medical condition, or pregnant or lactating women should consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement. Bio CLA and Green Tea (£8.95 for 50 caps) are available from Harrods, Selfridges and independent health food stores. www.multivits.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
waveworld Catching our eye this month… SLIMMING FOR PEACE Arab (Palestinians from the West Bank), Bedouin and Jewish women from Israel (some secular, some religious, some political, some completely uninterested in politics) have been meeting together in a slimming group. Even though times are difficult, the women have been able to discuss their situation and air their views, reaching some understanding of each other’s positions. Yael Luttwak, backed by the Charities Advisory Trust, started the process through her film Slim Peace (a documentary that has received critical acclaim). She is now creating a model for Slim Peace groups that can be replicated in the Middle East and in other places where there is ethnic divide, such as Sarajevo. Visit www.aslimpeace.com for details.
WHAT NOT TO SERVE Feed My Guests is a new food allergies web application for the social networking site Facebook. Feed My Guests was set up by Brighton entrepreneur Pete Jenkins, whose family has a history of coeliac disease and whose fiancée Jacqui is vegetarian. “Feed My Guests takes the pain out of planning a dinner party,” explains Pete, “so you no longer have to worry that you might accidentally make one of your guests sick or even kill them.” To add Feed my Guests to your Facebook profile, you’ll need to visit: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=7969959755&b&ref=pd
RELIGHT MY FIREFLY Firefly is a Brighton-based Community Interest Company which comes up with renewable energy-based power solutions for outdoor events. Still in its first year, Firefly is the proud winner of the 2008 National Outdoor Events Association’s Green Award. Directors Andy Mead and Paul Brain commented, “This Award will help spread the word that renewable energy is fast becoming a real choice for event producers, and we are glad to be leading the way forward.”
SINGING IN (AND RECYCLING) THE RAIN SCP Environmental, based in Warwickshire, is spearheading the UK introduction of a revolutionary household rainwater-harvesting system that will help people reduce their carbon footprint by recycling rain. The company claims its rainwater-harvesting systems are a proven cost effective way of addressing the problems of water shortages, climate change and environment. The innovative system works by channelling rainwater running off roofs, through guttering into a collection tank. It is then sucked through a filter and pumped into the property to be used in toilets or washing machines for example. For more information see www.scpenvironmental.co.uk
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GREEN AWARD-WINNER USB Cell batteries, a green alternative to the standard AA, have won a top Gold award at the IF Product Design Awards, beating 2,771 entries from 35 countries. The batteries, invented and designed by British-based firm Moixa Energy, work by flipping open the top to reveal a USB plug, which can then be put into computer USB ports to be re-charged. Simon Daniel, CEO and Founder of Moixa Energy said: “This demonstrates the importance of sustainable design.” Visit www.usbcell.com
Love Eco’s new range of eco-friendly tees are made from sustainable bamboo and organic cotton. Their slim-fit style with scooped neckline and raw-edged sleeves that curl up nicely as the garment ages, make for that essential vintage look that is so hot this spring/summer. Bamboo is a naturally sustainable plant source that yields a soft, absorbent fibre. As the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo is soil-enhancing and thrives without any synthetic encouragement, so now you can express yourself naturally. It costs £22 and is available in several colours. See www.loveeco.co.uk/products/ethics-girl-tee
The Live Earth Film Series, which aims to help find solutions to the climate crisis through film, has found a new home online at www.liveearth.org/film.php. The site, sponsored by Absolut Vodka, will display new films each week, many of which are directed by the industry’s most prominent film makers, and range from factual and dramatic to fictional and comedic.
Home & Garden
Allie Saunders reveals the best ingredients for our compost bins, and what not to throw in
Lewes-based mother-of-three, Tallulah Ellender finds a new family pet more hassle than she was expecting
May, with its blowsy blossoms and moist, heady scents, is a magical month in the garden. But if you want to entice a little more green enchantment into your backyard then I’m afraid you really need to turn your mind to compost. If you don’t have a compost bin, now is the time to get one, ready for the new layers of grass and hedge trimmings that will soon be coming thick and fast. Making good compost is a bit like performing alchemy. With a quick wave of your fork and a bit of patience you can transform unattractive waste into the treasure your garden needs most – dark, sweet-smelling, loam which adds wonderful nourishment to the soil. It also comes absolutely free. While you should never put meat leftovers into your bin, as they may attract rodents, coffee grounds, bits of kitchen towel, vegetable scrapings and even shredded newspapers and cardboard can all be recycled in this way. Layer them between grass cuttings and other garden waste, which can include twigs (these will rot down faster if you break them into small pieces).
Last year we decided that we should have a family pet. We plumped for a cat, as they seemed the least demanding. Our middle son was practically exploding with excitement when we went to choose her. He marched straight into the enclosure and picked up the tiny, stripy ball of fluff as if he had been raised in the wild by feral cats. “Ah, he’s got a natural affinity with animals,” I thought. But once home my son embarked on a programme of systematic stalking of the kitten. When she was asleep he would pick her up, sling her over his shoulder and move her somewhere else. When she was awake he would poke at her with the broom, or carry her about as if she was a Fendi handbag.
“Making good compost is a bit like performing alchemy. With a quick wave of your fork you can transform unattractive waste into the treasure your garden needs most”
After weeks of endless nagging (from me) and occasional mewling (from the cat) I had had enough. For her own, and my, sanity the cat went on a respite holiday to a friend’s house. This couple have no children or other pets and so showered her with love and kindness. Our boys were upset, but I hoped the break would give our middle son time to remember how to play games that didn’t involve constructing elaborate ‘homes’ for the cat using the Hoover, some string, a loo roll and a wooden spoon. Thankfully, it worked. The cat came back a few weeks (and lots of organic cat food) later, bigger and a bit more feisty. She began swiping her tormentor with half-drawn claws, and was heavier and less portable. The children are much kinder and calmer around her, and I spend less time yelling. I can even remember the reasons we wanted an animal in the first place: the lessons in caring for another creature, having something warm to curl up with by the fire, sharing in their playfulness. And, of course, the inevitable lesson of death. The demise of my first pet (Ruffles the guinea pig) is indelibly etched in my memory – opening the barn door to find his stiff little body frozen to the floor outside his cage. Then there was my suicidal hamster who chose the night of my school play to make his final upside-down dive. Like a true show-woman I struggled through the play, trying not to think of poor, crumpled Hammy. Ultimately, animals teach us so much about life and love that the hassle and heartache seem worthwhile. flickr.com/photos/notsogoodphotography
Naturally occurring micro-organisms, worms and warmth will do the rest of the work, but don’t forget to stir occasionally. The trick to getting compost started is to have a good mix of everything. My own secret ingredient is a dash of nitrogen-rich urine. This may sound disgusting but it really works and you don’t actually have to stand or squat over the heap as I saw someone do on an ethical living programme. I leave exactly how you go about it up to you. Don’t put in any weeds, diseased plants or pet poo though, and try not to overload the bin with grass as this is likely to result in clumps of damp, evil-smelling hay. For best results, site it in a sunny spot. Large, self-assemble bins made from recycled plastic cost around £30. Wooden kits made from recycled timber and treated with non-toxic preservatives are slightly more expensive, but hold more waste and look more attractive. Both are available from www.evengreener.com. If you want to compost lots of food left-overs, including meat, then get a kitchen composter as well. They are odour-free and perform the first stages of decomposition using the micro-organisms in Japanese Bokashi bran. East Sussex residents can get more advice from a compost doctor. Email email@example.com (the service is not available to those in Brighton and Hove.)
“When she was awake my son would poke at her with the broom, or carry her about as if she was a Fendi handbag. After weeks of endless nagging I had had enough”
How the music industry is cleaning up its act Production and tour manager Mark Ward has worked with some of the top names in the music business – including the likes of Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay, to name a few. But behind all the glitz and glamour, he is working on something bigger than the music: saving our planet. Mark has joined forces with musician-turned-ecologist Rick Story and PR impresario-turned-green businesswoman Juliet Ross-Kelly, under the banner of new company Proper Productions, which sets out to support the music world as it plays its part in the green revolution. Mark’s hectic schedule currently includes working on the Isle of Wight Festival (www.isleofwightfestival.com), but Pearl Bates managed to catch up with him on his car-phone to talk about all things green…
You worked on a Government Advisory Paper for the music industry last year, in respect to green issues – why does the industry need its own special advice when there are lots of places to get advice from? A lot of formal advisory bodies don’t really understand the music business – it has unique needs and that’s where we have the advantage. We have all been very involved in the music industry and we understand the ways in which it’s different from most businesses. So how is it different? It’s very fragmented. For example, if you have a band going on tour, you’re likely to have a whole bunch of managers, who may have all been appointed on a fairly last-minute basis. There’s no CEO, no board of directors – you don’t have the same structure that you have in most businesses. The arrangements are much more ad-hoc, which means it’s difficult to know whose permission to ask when it comes to pushing through changes, and who has the authority to enforce changes and to put cohesive procedures in place. We’re also wanting to bring people together, to get everyone sharing information and up to speed with each other. A lot of the major festivals, for example, have been talking about getting greener for the past couple of years, but
there’s been no communication between the different organisations. We want to be part of the process that changes that! What made you decide to become an Eco-Warrior? Environmental issues have always been in the background of my life for as long as I can remember – when I was a kid, for example, I hated seeing seals getting clubbed to death on the telly. But it really all came to a head about three years ago when I decided to take some time out from the craziness of the music world for six months.I went to Somalia and really had my eyes opened. People here keep saying how hard it would be to live with solar power, or to recycle rainwater – but out there, they are just getting on with it, and it works. What kind of environmental damage is caused by the music industry? Well, I don’t have anything to do with the studio side of things, but when it comes to major arena or stadium tours, you are talking about hundreds of thousands of people travelling to and from the shows, massive amounts of equipment being transported from one place to the next, and usually you have a bunch of people taking a lot of flights, too. So the carbon footprint for most tours is huge.
Is the music industry aware of green issues or is it still a fairly new concept for the people involved? Oh, they are aware! In fact you can check out www.juliesbicycle.com – I’ve no idea where the name comes from but basically it’s a not-for-profit company that carries out research into the music industry’s current emissions, with the idea of creating an action plan. It was set up by music industry professionals and you have some pretty heavyweight names on board. The industry is definitely wanting to make changes. Some people have genuine ethical concerns, others know that it makes sense from a business perspective and then you have people who just want to learn more. I’ve read that green initiatives are not translating into increased profit for the music business – how do you think the industry can keep itself motivated? The industry knows what the consumer wants, and that is a greener world. There will always be a competitor who will figure out how to do it if you don’t. That’s just the way business works. Eighty per cent of audience members on the Coldplay tour signed a petition for Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign – people really do want to get involved but you have to
Singing a different tune... eco-conscious musicians are making some noise
make it easy for them. If putting on an ecologically aware show meant having to raise the ticket prices, people would pay it. So what kinds of things, as music fans, should we be doing? Everybody knows what they should be doing. Don’t drive alone to a festival or a show – share your car. Or better yet use the train or cycle. Recycle. Don’t mess up recycling bins by putting the wrong things in the wrong bins. Conserve energy. People don’t like to be preached at though – it’s all about education and we are working on communication mechanics, such as websites, leaflets, putting people on-site with information or showing informative films on screens next to stages. Do you think performers and people who are in the spotlight make the most of their influential positions to spread the word? Just because a person might be famous doesn’t make them any more responsible than the rest of us. What really matters is the part that we all play. The Coldplay guys make an effort because they genuinely care, but now it’s down to the people around them to follow suit. What do you think about events or individuals who might not be quite as green as they claim to be, or green initiatives which some people think might have failed? We are all on a learning curve together. We are not geniuses, but we are doing the best that we can.If 80% of the stuff we are doing is not working, then maybe 20% of it is – and it’s that 20% that really counts for something. w ➜For further details and information, contact Proper Productions by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the office on 020 3051 5152.
KT Tunstall, the Brit Award winning singer, is a committed environmentalist. She has signed up to the GlobalCool campaign, which puts pressure on the Government to reduce carbon emissions, and is a prominent supporter of the Live Earth climate change concerts and appeared at the event’s American gig at the Giants’
Stadium in New Jersey in July 2007. And that’s not all – KT’s tour buses run on biofuel, she wears eco-fashion, doesn’t own a car and her album sleeves are printed on 100% recycled paper. Her London home is undergoing an eco-transformation and her new studio and loft extension will use reclaimed wood, sheep’s wool wall insulation, spray taps and solar panels. And on the release of her album Eye To The Telescope in 2004, she planted a 6,000-strong forest of trees in Scotland. KT has been confirmed as a headliner for the Eden Sessions (Fri 25 July), which comprise of six evenings of music at the Eden Project in Cornwall kicking off Friday 27 June with The Verve. Peter Hampel, Eden’s Creative Director, said about KT: “She’s without a doubt one of the UK’s top female artists with a great reputation for spectacular live shows and very much a fellow traveller who shares our passion for stirring up the debate on environmental issues.” For more info visit www.edenbookings.com or call the box office on 01726 811972.
Portsmouth electro-eco punk band Autons have found that their song ‘Maybe’, which is all about climate change, has been attracting a lot of attention. The song’s video was made by environmentalist film maker Yesca, who came across the track when it appeared over the closing credits of a DVD, Climate Change – It’s In Your Hands, which was given away with Permaculture Magazine. The video can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdowhGmxWYQ. “The idea was to put something out there that people could pass around all over the UK and the world via the internet,” says singer David Auton, “and to have something that could be shown at greening campaigns, transition town gatherings and festivals.” The Times newspaper has just voted the song as one of the most important eco songs ever and environmental campaigner Al Gore has also been in contact with the band. Exciting stuff!
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Making the Festival squeaky-green The people behind this month’s spectacular Brighton Festival chat to Wave about ensuring the city has an event to be proud of when it comes to being green Sir David King Coming up with green alternatives players can take part on 9 May, takes creativity and initiative – are when the programme will run from there any performances or events 8pm-2am. Tickets are free but must taking place at this year’s event be booked in advance through the that you find particularly inspiring? Ticket Office In this years’ Brighton Festival – which runs from 3-25 May – we have When and where is Alex James Sir David King, one of the leaders in the giving his talk? environmental field. Former Chief Scientific Alex James is on 21 May in the Corn Adviser to the government, he will be looking Exchange and tickets can be bought from beyond the spin and cutting straight to the Brighton Dome Ticket Office. chase. Also Rider Spoke is a unique event that will have participants engaging in their own You’re working with Southern Trains this year personal cycle trail around the streets of Brighton who are providing late express trains back to seeking out the hidden spaces in the city. London for our visitors from the capital. What about people who are travelling in from more When and where will Sir David King be giving local areas like Lewes or Uckfield – will there be his talk? Where can people get tickets from? any other extra public transport for them? Where In the Pavilion Theatre on 8 May. Tickets cost is the best place or website for people looking to £7.50 and can be bought from the Brighton find out about public transport information? Dome Ticket Office, in person, by calling The Southern Fast late train stops at East 01273 709709 or on the website Croydon before going on to Clapham Junction www.brightonfestival.org and Victoria and should be a great way to encourage friends to visit the Festival just for a Rider Spoke sounds amazing! day. The usual services run to Lewes – last one Rider Spoke are part of the free outdoor at 11.34pm which is in plenty for time for all programme, and their performance takes this year’s Festival events. Southern have also participants on a night-time cycle through the extended the service through to Chichester for city’s secret spaces and hidden sanctuaries. this year. For information about buses try Each person embarks on their own individual www.buses.co.uk or call 01273 886200. journey armed with a bike and handlebarFor national rail enquiries contact mounted video consul. You then take a www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950. journey answering questions, leaving memories or simply eavesdropping on fellow What sort of work are you doing with Journey players. It runs from 8-11 May, with slots On? What kinds of things are they doing to get every 15 minutes from 6pm-10pm on the people in the City to ditch their cars and cycle 8th, 10th and 11th. Really adventurous or walk instead?
Journey On (www.journeyon.co.uk) is a great website initiative to encourage cycling and walking around the City. For the Festival they are producing special route planners to all our venues both on foot, by bike and by bus. It also calculates the distance, cost and carbon emissions for your journey and even the number of calories you’ll burn along the way! All help to make travelling between Festival venues as stress-free as possible. How does your media partnership with Sky Arts work? How will they be helping to keep the Festival carbon neutral? Sky Arts will be producing a 10-minute programme about Brighton Festival which will include interviews with some of our programmers and footage of rehearsals. The programme will give an overview of the 2008 Festival and the unique mix and diversity of artists and events during the 23 packed days. We are delighted to be working with the first carbon neutral media company as there is a real synergy between our two companies. You’re using a company called Impact to deliver your brochures because they are one of the most environmentally friendly delivery companies – how did they persuade you? They believe that good business is good sense, which is why they were awarded the Green Mark in 2003 in recognition of their environmental policies. In July 2007 they became the UK’s first Carbon Neutral print display company. They are meticulous about their recycling, use LPG vans as part or their fleet, and for the central London runs use cycle deliveries. We are investigating these for Brighton and hope to be able to trial them next year. Where did you find the recycled paper, biodegradable inks, treatments and polythene bags for your brochures? Was it easy to track them down? We were committed to ensuring that all our printed materials were as environmentally friendly as possible and so worked with our suppliers to source them for us – we made them do all the work but are really pleased with the quality of the result and the fact we were able to follow through on our commitments. Do you plan to bring in more green initiatives in the future, such as using renewable energy? Ideally we would love to bring in more green initiatives like renewable energy, but as a charity with limited budgets, it can be a challenge to carry out all of our grand plans!
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What is… Holistic dentistry? Dr Rob Chatfield fills us in on a type of dentistry that looks at the big picture We are connected to our teeth! This seems an obvious statement, but traditional dental teaching seems on many levels to ignore or at least discount this fact in so many areas. Mercury (which makes up a minimum of 50% of silver dental fillings) is an accepted deadly toxin before it is made into dental fillings and after it is removed from the mouth as a discarded filling, but is somehow considered safe whilst in a filling in the mouth. Crooked teeth are considered at best a fact of life or genetics and attention is only paid to making them look good, often by pulling some out or surgically breaking the bones. The question that seems to rarely be asked is, why are they crooked in the first place and how does that relate to the rest of the body? Gum disease is, we all agree, caused by bacteria, but the very strong influence of clenching and grinding of the teeth accelerating it seems largely ignored. Teeth that die and become abscessed are invariably judged to have an infection, however the clenching or grinding that is occurring can in fact be the cause of death. Jaw joints are a very complex mechanism, but traditional dentistry seems to consider them making clicking noises, which are related to a dislocation, and having limited opening as normal, when in fact it is merely common. Beyond the mouth, dentistry treats us as if there are no connections, but as holistic dentists we recognise the interconnectedness of everything. As holistic dentists we are very aware of the effects of mercury release from fillings in the mouth and its relationship to many chronic and sometimes ‘incurable’ symptoms. The cumulative effect of mercury toxicity can be related to many chronic degenerative disorders. The shape of the jaw bones, and the often crooked teeth in them, influences and is influenced by the complex muscles of the face, neck and back. Often head, neck and back pain can be connected to misalignments in the jaw mechanism. Stress is so often blamed as a causative reason for otherwise inexplicable symptoms, however with the concepts used in holistic dentistry we find very obvious pathways of causation and consequently solution, which can seemingly miraculously reduce stress. In holistic dentistry, however, we recognise that an individual’s health is their personal responsibility and we have found that the successful treatments always involve the patient being 100% committed to doing what is necessary to heal themselves with our guidance. We believe that hope is a very important factor in healing as well as a well-structured diagnosis and treatment plan, using an interdisciplinary approach. We work with many areas of the complementary spectrum as well as scientifically tested and proven methods to help patients find their way back to health. For details go to www.parkroaddental.co.uk. Contact Dr Rob Chatfield on 01483 898427 or email email@example.com
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NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist Viv Craske on the art of selling yourself without selling your soul
Fitness guru Adam Kann has some valuable advice on how to avoid painful, creaking joints
Bend it like Beckham
Telesales, estate agents, pyramid schemes, door-to-door and car sales – many people get annoyed at salesmen and women, branding them as opportunistic, cold and manipulative. So what do we have against sales people that makes them so abhorrent? Let’s take some objections: sure, some of them can come across as cold and ruthless, or over-enthusiastic and manipulative. For these people, the way they act doesn’t match what they’re selling – how exciting is mobile phone insurance anyway? Here’s the thing: whether we like it or not, we’re all in sales. And the product is ourselves. We see an opportunity and we go for it. If we don’t go for that job, or talk to that person on the other side of the pub, someone else will. We’re all manipulative and have been since the moment we’re born. As a baby we cry and ‘manipulate’ our mother to feed us milk. Later on, we learn to do chores around the house to ‘manipulate’ our parents into giving us pocket money. We could see our lives as a series of ‘manipulations’, from buying presents for our partners, so they like us more, to making the boss a cup of tea before we ask for a pay rise. So how do you sell yourself in a way that keeps everyone happy?
Joints – what are they and why do they play such an important part in our everyday lives? Well, the simple answer is that without them movement of any kind would be impossible! Much has been said about joints over the years and there is some controversy over the best ways to maintain good, healthy joints. Today, I hope to make things a whole lot clearer without opening another can of controversial worms.
Face it, life’s a pitch
“Here’s the thing: whether we like it or not, we’re all in sales. And the product is ourselves. We see an opportunity and we go for it”
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Anatomically speaking, the definition of a ‘joint’ is: • The movable or fixed place or part where two bones or elements of a skeleton join. • The form or structure of such a part, as in a ball-and-socket, hinge, pivot joint, etc. Thus, as we can see from the definitions, our joints serve to allow articulation. Our bodies are exposed to varying magnitudes of forces every day. It can be said that these forces act upon us in a random way, depending on what we happen to be doing that day. There are, however, patterns to our movement. We tend to replicate certain movements, sometimes subconsciously. This inevitably leads to some joints being used far more frequently than others, which invariably leads to pain! I think most people associate this pain with ‘overuse’, but I disagree. This term ‘overuse’ is used very loosely. It generally refers to muscles. Your joints exist to be used every day. After all, do the door hinges in your living room need a rest after the in-laws visit? Ahem! Pain in joints is usually due to imbalances between the muscles that act upon the said joint, and it is these imbalances that create instability within the joint. Joint instability during moments of significant loading leads to uneven force distribution and injury or inflammation. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the earlier we catch it, the better. Once injury has occurred, things get complicated. It is my firm belief that we should all try to minimise the risk of injury with preventative measures such as flexibility training. Remember, it’s no use waiting for the worst to happen, then having to go to your GP in pain. There is an old saying I am very fond of, which followed me from my years as an engineer: “Use it or lose it!” Park your car for six months and then try to use it. What happens? You end up making a very expensive trip to the local garage. Your body is no different! Adam Kann is a personal trainer at David Lloyd Health Club, Brighton Marina. Email him at email@example.com flickr.com/photos/77604720@N00
Rapport works on the principle that everyone likes to be flattered, and that if someone acts or talks ‘like’ you, then they ‘like’ you. It’s something we all do unconsciously, but you can improve on that by learning to match and mirror behaviour – sitting or standing or talking in similar ways, even matching someone’s rate of breathing. Next, ask questions. If someone feels you’re interested in them, whether that’s at work or socially, they will think more favourably about you. Find out what they want and what problems they want to solve. Now find out what someone values. What’s the point in chatting someone up if they’re in a relationship already, or not looking for one? What’s the point talking to someone about how great a new fitted kitchen is, if they rent? Establish value in what you’re selling. If they’re keen, tell them how what you have solves their problem. If they’re not, move on. Close! Simply and confidently ask for that order, that date, that sale. So, if you’ve enjoyed this article and want to find out more, what have you got to lose in calling me? See how easy it can be?
“We tend to replicate certain movements… This inevitably leads to some joints being used far more frequently than others”
The green house Eco-interiors expert Sarah Whittaker indulges her love of wallpaper without compromising her eco credentials
Getting pasted It’s about this time of year when I start thinking about a bit of a radical change on the home front. Keeps boredom and the itch to move house at bay. I’m still loving the trend for wild and wonderful wallpaper, but can I satisfy this self-indulgent whim and still keep a ‘green house’? Despite my initial hunch that the wallpaper trend would be fleeting, bold wallcoverings are still going strong and look set to stay (somewhat like the skinny jean). There’s a wealth of stylish designs available but do any of the really nice ones come with an eco conscience? Given that recycled paper is normally thin and rippy, could recycled wallpaper ever work? Much to my surprise, the answer is yes. Graham & Brown, one of the bigger names in interiors, who do some truly gorgeous papers, has made a serious commitment to sustainability. Amazingly, Graham & Brown’s claim that all of its papers are either recycled or sourced from managed forests is true and about 50% of an average roll of G & B wallpaper is made from renewable resources. The company also uses non-acidic inks and coatings which are more friendly to the environment.
Wave The fact that the Forestry Stewardship Council puts its logo on all Graham & Brown’s paper products to show they have come from sustainably managed forests is a great thing. I truly hope that other manufacturers follow suit and this becomes the industry standard over the next few years. Paper that is FSC accredited comes from forests which are normally much better managed than non-accredited forests. Graham & Brown also operates as a Waste-to-Energy Plant, which means it burns off the pollution on-site and uses it for energy to run the plant rather than releasing the pollution into the atmosphere. In its range of specialist eco papers my personal favourite is Bittern Habitat. Create a wall of decorative nature, without damaging it in the process. I couldn’t trace the same commitment from any of the other leading names but would love to hear from you if you know any more on this. Oliver Heath’s site www.EcoCentric.co.uk has some nice designs which all have great eco credentials, if your budget can stretch this far, though most of them are from Graham & Brown’s collection. And now – how to make your own goo! Nowadays, wallpaper paste comes with a slew of toxic ingredients. Not only does it smell terrible while you are applying it, chances are it will emit harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) for years to come. This stuff used to be just a mix of flour and water. Looking for a simple green solution? Whip up your own batch of paste using flour and water, add some cloves, a natural preservative, and alum (aluminum potassium sulfate), and then apply with liberal amounts of faith! ➜ Sarah Whittaker is available for interiors projects. Contact Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org
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delicious foods. Helen says, “Why not make your own veggie soup, veggie sausage sandwich or a delicious salad box with hummus and pitta bread?” Pasta, curry and chilli are all easy to make without meat but if you’re not quite confident enough, there are recipes online or in books such as The L-Plate Vegetarian (see www.viva.org.uk). But going veggie doesn’t have to mean more time in the kitchen. “Every major supermarket sells items from microwave curries to readymade stir fries to veggie sausages,” says Helen. And if you feel life’s not worth living without a bacon buttie or a roast dinner, health stores such as Infinity Foods in Brighton’s North Road or Sunny Foods on Beaconsfield Road stock a range of mouthwatering replacements. Examples include Redwood Foods’ range of Cheatin sliced meats, such as bacon rashers, ham and turkey. Fry’s also produce a range of vegan meatless meats, including hot dogs, schnitzels, polony, sausages, nuggets and burgers. flickr.com/photos/moonjazz
Ready veggie go! Elaine Hills-Haney presents some compelling thoughts on why ditching meat can be a good idea What’s the one thing you can do to magically decrease the amount of suffering in the world, drastically reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health? Turn vegetarian! The packaging of that seemingly innocuous chicken sandwich from the supermarket disguises the fact that it could be the end product of a chain involving the overfeeding of often lame birds in crowded, unhygienic cages, with no natural light. Even if birds are freerange – allowed more space and to go outdoors – the slaughtering process is still harrowing. The sausage sandwich from the deli on the corner may seem harmless, but the massive scale of meat production to meet the needs of Western diets is having a devastating effect on the planet. Huge scale livestock production has led to a demand for more grazing pastures, leading to massive deforestation – between 2000 and 2005, ninety million acres of forest were destroyed, resulting in a loss of biodiversity and an increase in carbon emissions, partly because they were previously
absorbed by trees. Raising animals for food also contributes to water pollution and the wind (methane) passed by these animals produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the world’s entire transport system! Vegetarianism doesn’t only help animals and the planet, it can also benefit your health. Cutting out meat reduces your risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and many types of cancer, as well as reducing bowel and weight problems. Are you convinced yet? The transition from a meat diet to a vegetarian one may seem daunting at first, but Helen Rossiter, from campaigning group Viva! (Vegetarians’ International Voice for Animals), believes going vegetarian or vegan isn’t that difficult. She says, “The choice of food available to vegetarians has never been more varied or more appetising. Most health stores sell a whole range of amazing foods.” Or you could look at turning vegetarian as an opportunity to start creating your own Courtesy of Viva!
Brighton is arguably the easiest place in the UK to become vegetarian. From the gourmet delights of Terre à Terre and Food for Friends in The Lanes, to the hearty offerings of Iydea and The George in the North Laine, there is no shortage of veggie eateries. If you insist on a burger and fries, why not try Red Veg in Gardner Street or Wai Kika Moo Kau in Kensington Gardens for a posher meat-free version. If it’s an Indian you’re after, Bombay Alloo in Ship Street is a meat-free zone. And because of Brighton’s high vegetarian population, you’ll find most restaurants and sandwich shops can provide a number of veggie options. So what can you do if your willpower wanes, and you feel you need a meat fix? Repeat the mantra – pain, planet, health – 100 times, by which time you should have chanced upon somewhere mouth-wateringly veggie. Failing that, Viva! is giving away a free Go Veggie pack to interested readers. To receive one, email email@example.com with ‘Free Go Veggie pack’ in the subject line and include your name and address, or call 0117 944 1000 or check out www.viva.org.uk w ➜Elaine Hills-Haney presents The Veggie Special on Radio Reverb at 12.30pm every Tuesday.
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Abundant Living Steve Nobel reveals five steps to incorporate into your life in order to change your core vibration
Say hello, wave goodbye Hi there, and welcome to my little corner of Wave magazine on abundant living. Now you probably already realise that abundant living is not the same as anxious, fearful and scarce living. You probably also know that it is not about pure accumulation, nor is it about striving for more in the hope it will produce more happiness. Abundance is a gorgeous way to live – however it does take a certain amount of energy, focus and discipline. This is because the world does not very much promote abundance. The world tends to market scarcity because scarce resources, products and services soon become desirable and therefore profitable. Abundant living has many factors; so many that you could write many volumes on it. Abundance is expansive, light, visionary, imaginative and forward thinking. I personally experience abundance as being both very practical and highly spiritual. OK, so far this has been about rhetoric. If you are really interested in living more abundantly then there are a few things you need to consider and perhaps even try out: 1 Each morning spend some time in silence and stillness before you go about your daily chores and activities. This is a great way to start your day and is also a powerful antidote for all the stress that can infect your life. 2 During the morning before you start your daily work, take a few minutes to consider your goals. Think about the juicy dreams and goals for your life, your year, your month and your day ahead.
www.wavemagazine.co.uk 3 Start to live your life more consciously. During the day remember to breathe often. Be aware of each moment as much as possible. Your life force energy and your time are precious commodities; use them well. 4 Practice opening your mind and heart to the quality of generosity. Be generous with both friends and strangers. You have a limitless source of connection, love and kindness to share with others. 5 At the end of each day, reflect on your blessings. What you appreciate tends to multiply. If you practice these suggestions then you will find that your internal experience of life will start to change. When this happens, your ability to be more present and open to the abundance in the world will increase. The next bit you need to know is that everything that shows up in your life is in response to the core vibrational tone you are broadcasting to the Universe. Now, this broadcast is usually made up of a number of different energies. Let’s say you are radiating 90% love, appreciation, trust and vision and 10% fear, self-doubt, guilt and apathy. Well these energies will be attracting into your reality. You get the picture! If you are not happy with your life then you need to change your core vibration. This will lead to some people and situations leaving your life, and new people and situations entering your life. Sound good so far? OK, you need to know that there are two ways to change your core vibration. First the simple act of giving attention to something begins to draw it into your experience. If you think about your problems constantly then they will multiply. If you think about your goals and dreams or something inspirational then these will begin to actualise in your reality. Action is the second way to change your vibration. Practice taking action towards what you want. Only a small step is enough to change your core vibration and make you more attractive to miracles. You could do a random act of kindness or do something that feels both exciting and slightly risky. My advice is to above all have fun with these exercises. Fun, play and laughter are great ways to raise your core vibration.
➜Steve Nobel is an author, coach and a director of Alternatives, St James Church, Piccadilly, London W1. To register for your free daily prosperity thought go to www.stevenobel.com
Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) was very satisfying. We’ve also managed to invest in our producers. Take Juan, for example, who makes our belts; we’ve kitted him out with new equipment for polishing seeds, something he’d been wanting to do for years but could never afford.
Wave talks to some small businesses with planet-changing ideas. This month it’s the turn of Nicholas Watson and Vanessa Hadley from Jungle Berry, who supply ethically sourced homewares and accessories
Who are your heroes? Undoubtedly, the men and women who make Jungle Berry products. So often they face real adversity in their daily lives, be it making enough to cover their basic needs, living under a proper roof, facing discrimination or staying safe. Yet through it all, they maintain a humour and a dignity that’s really inspiring.
What was the inspiration behind setting up the company? We both lived and worked in Latin America before we set up Jungle Berry. It’s a region that’s so rich in natural resources, but blighted by so many problems, including great poverty. Inspired by all the beautiful crafts and textiles of the region, and tapping into all the knowledge we’d picked up in Latin America, we decided to use business as a tool for development. What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve faced? We work in one of the most inaccessible regions in the world – the Amazon. Manaus, where most of our Brazilian producers are based, is 1,700 miles from Rio de Janeiro and five days by boat from the Atlantic. Needless to say, getting our supply chains up and running was a bit of a challenge! When you’re dripping with sweat under a tree talking to a producer in the middle of the world’s biggest rainforest, little old England can seem a long way off. What’s been your biggest success? It’s so satisfying to see happy customers returning to Jungle Berry and telling us how much they like our products. We’re also really proud that our products have been featured in the likes of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. Achieving certification from the British Association of
➜For more information visit www.jungleberry.co.uk or call 020 7095 9225.
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The Real Food Festival Something for everyone at the biggest farmers’ market ever The Real Food Festival is pretty much the biggest farmers market ever, where you will be able to meet, taste, learn and buy from over 400 of the UK’s very best producers. The big difference with Real Food is that producers have been handpicked by a selection committee of passionate experts and heavily subsidised to exhibit, so by attending not only will you get to try and buy great produce, you will also be supporting local producers. Taste workshops, a wine fair, a cookery school with Barny Haughton and a chefs theatre featuring culinary stars such as Raymond Blanc will ensure a food and drink lover’s day out like no other. The Real Food Festival is unique because a Selection Committee chaired by Lyndon Gee, former director of Slow Food UK, will select producers to ensure a high degree of integrity and quality for the event. Small producers are being subsidised to participate, offering them a real opportunity to grow and develop their business. The festival will showcase hundreds of producers that have never been seen before at any large scale food and drink event, offering an unprecedented variety of great quality produce that has made the grade in terms of taste, provenance and sustainability. The Real Food Festival is both a trade and consumer event, giving stakeholders the chance to reach both audiences.
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Wave The visitor experience will include: The Food Market – the biggest Farmers Market the UK’s ever seen. The Wine Fair – small producers of quality wines, beers and spirits will be selected to offer tastings and to buy. ‘delicious.’ magazine workshops supported by Grana Padano – created by Clodagh McKenna and Sebastiano Sardo from Foodiscovery, you can meet the producer personally and have tutored tastings on the things you love or always wanted to try. Cookery School sponsored by Natoora – our sustainable food guru, Barny Haughton, from Bordeaux Quay, Bristol, will be running a Cookery School where you can learn to make the simplest things like a loaf of bread. Real Food Theatre supported by Whole Foods Market – Chefs’ Theatre will stimulate the taste buds with presentations from some of the UK’s top chefs Raymond Blanc, Jun Tanaka, Mark Jankel and Shane Osborn using seasonal and fresh produce to prepare regional dishes. Restaurants – A small selection of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking restaurants will serve signature dishes. Gala Night – A high profile Gala launch night will be organised for Thursday evening, 24 April 2008. To find out more information on the Real Food Festival or to purchase tickets please call our hotline 0870 912 0830 or visit www.realfoodfestival.co.uk
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Natural in Brighton and Hove Food Fest promotes Sussex produce
Wild about chocolate Co-operative pledges support for fairtrade London-based award-winning chocolatier Demarquette – Fine Chocolates is proud to introduce an exclusive pure wild chocolate to the UK market as part of a dedicated single origin range. Generally, experts distinguish between two grades of cocoa beans: Commodity cocoa (Forastero) and Noble-grade cocoa (Criollo and Trinitario). Naturally even these beans will vary in quality depending on origin and variety and over the centuries man has cross pollinated and bred the cocoa trees especially for flavour and yield to suit industrial production on a larger scale. There is of course no question about the high quality of chocolate made from the rare Criollo bean used by luxury chocolatiers around the world including Marc Demarquette. But up until now, the UK has never been introduced to a grade A chocolate made from a pure wild cocoa bean from cocoa trees which remain totally untampered by man. These wild cocoa trees grow in an underdeveloped and hard to reach Amazon region of Bolivia on raised areas of land, which stick out like small islands in the middle of the swampland. Marc Demarquette will hand-mould the wild chocolate into individual bars as well as create a wild chocolate ganache as part of his ‘Demarquette Pure Range’ of single origin chocolates. Demarquette Pure Range includes single origin chocolates: • Wild (Bolivia) • Araguani Venezuela • Trinidad • Porcelena • Ghana • Ecuador
• Madagascar Milk • Madagascar Dark • Dominican Republic The Pure Range will be launched at the London Demarquette – Fine Chocolate Boutique on the 1 May ahead of the May bank holiday. All of Demarquette’s chocolates are freshly handmade in Kensington using traditional artisan methods and only the highest quality ingredients. Marc has appeared on a number of Radio and TV shows including Market Kitchen (UKTV), Fox Business and BBC London Radio. To arrange interviews or bookings for media appearances with Marc, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Demarquette – Fine Chocolates was established in June 2005. Demarquette Ltd is a privately owned company specialising in the production and sale of luxury hand-made chocolates. As each flavour is decoratively written on the individual chocolate, they have great visual appeal. Hand selected assortments are tastefully presented in quality gift boxes of different sizes displaying Demarquette’s signature ‘D’. All products are freshly handmade by and under the supervision of Chocolatier Marc Demarquette at the workshop in North Kensington and are free from additives and preservatives. They are on offer at the ‘Demarquette’ Boutique at 285 Fulham Road, Chelsea, which opened its doors in September 2006. Demarquette chocolates are exclusively on offer at the boutique – Demarquette – Fine Chocolates 285, Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9PZ Tel: 020 7351 5467 Email: email@example.com Online at www.demarquette.co.uk
The Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival will be bigger and better than ever this September according to Paula Seager the festival’s Managing Director who recently launched her own PR company Natural PR Ltd, which specialises in local food and drink. The exciting programme of events will be announced in late April, but a popular addition this year will be a fantastic market every single weekend in September! The festival will continue to promote local Sussex producers and focus on bringing down the food miles with events held at over 70 top restaurants and venues across the city for foodies and fun lovers to enjoy. The festival website will go live at the end of April with all the details at www.brightonfoodfestival.co.uk Paula Seager has worked with Festival Chairman Roger Marlowe and other directors Jake from Koba, Melissa from We Love Local, Frank from New Era and other enthusiastic volunteers for the past four years to build up this exciting event on the city’s calendar and it is now coming of age. “We started promoting local produce and food miles, before it became so popular thanks to top chefs like Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and we will carry on helping to link up our fantastic local producers with shoppers and local restaurants,” said Paula. “We have over 70 wonderful Sussex cheeses, succulent South Downs lamb and beef, world-beating wines and beers and a wealth of local manufacturers creating glorious sauces, chutneys, chocolates and cakes, so we have a lot to be thankful in this beautiful county. We will be celebrating them all at our festival this year.” www.naturalpr.biz
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Join the raw food revolution Win a 40-day raw diet programme, worth £70! Raw food diets are all the rage Stateside, with many celebrities ‘going raw’. Specialist cafes and events which are dedicated to raw food are now commonplace in health-conscious California. Now two dynamic pioneers have launched an integrated raw food and Kundalini Yoga programme in the UK, which is set to revolutionise the so-called “slimming” industry. Mini Size Me is a unique 40-day programme that combines the health benefits of a mainly raw plant food diet, the mental transformation of Kundalini Yoga practice, and the application of NLP techniques. Used together these elements of the programme tackle the health issues that arise due to our over-stimulated, stressful lifestyles. This programme has harnessed the power of the Internet, as it is entirely delivered online. There is also the private Mini Size Me forum, where all
the ‘mini sizers’ meet to support and encourage each other. Daily e-mails flow in from ‘The Marvellous Mermaid’ (Siridatta) and ‘Captain Cayenne’ (Dunkan Campbell) to add inspiration. The programme has been developed by, Siridatta, an experienced teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and Dunkan, a raw chef extraordinaire, and guarantees weight loss, increased energy, a beautiful complexion, a passionate purpose in life and a magnetic aura! Find out more at www.minisizeme.co.uk. To win a Mini Size Me 40-day programme just answer this simple question: How many days are there in the Mini Size Me programme? Please send your answer, along with your email address, to: The Gorgeous Galleon, Over Compton Barn, Over Compton, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4QS, by 31 May.
Five copies of Passage To Freedom to be won Author, journalist, ethical stylist and Reiki teacher, Dawn Mellowship, is offering 5 lucky readers a free copy of her latest mind, body, spirit book, Passage to Freedom. This inspirational book provides practical techniques to help the reader attain true happiness through spiritual growth. You will learn how to connect to your intuition to make better and healthier choices in life, and ultimately to find inner peace and balance. Sara Turner, of Myspirit Radio says, “Dawn takes us on a deeply spiritual yet very grounded journey to finding our true path in life and being the best we can possibly be.” For your chance to win one of the five copies of Passage to Freedom we are giving away this month, either email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Passage to Freedom / Wave May Giveaway’ in the subject line, or send your name and address on a postcard to Passage to Freedom / Wave May Giveaway, O Books, The Bothy, Deershot Lodge, Park Lane, Ropley, Hampshire SO24 0BE. The closing date is 31 May. Reader offer: Or you may just like to secure your copy of Passage to Freedom and have it delivered to your door by taking advantage of our reader offer and buying your copy for £7.99 (plus £1.50 p&p). Email email@example.com or telephone 01202 665432, quoting the code JH34, by 31 May.
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wave goes out Diary dates from the world of Wave for the next month May Every weekday, Homeopathy drop-in clinic From 11am-12pm. At Revitalise in Hove, opposite the Town Hall. For anything that would need antibiotics, antihistamines, Calpol or cough syrup! Free advice over phone, drop-in appointments – £10 including remedies. Tel: Annie Heath, 07947 346289.
London Aware 08, 10th-11th May
Every Tuesday and Thursday in May, Free Garden Tours 11am-12noon. Go on a tour with one of the experienced garden stewards to see the beautiful spring colour and learn about Sheffield Park Garden. Normal admission charges apply. Sheffield Park. Tel: 01825 790231. 4th May, EFT Discovery Day with Gary Williams The Emotional Freedom Techniques are simple techniques for clearing emotional and physical problems. During this workshop you will discover that by simply tapping with your fingertips on certain meridian points, whilst tuning into an emotional or physical problem, you can clear the physical discomfort or negative emotion swiftly, easily and best of all permanently! 10.45am-4.45 pm. Cost: £45 (£35 concessions), Evolution Arts & Health Centre, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR. Tel: 01273 204204. firstname.lastname@example.org www.evolutionarts.org.uk 4th May, Evolution Walk with Louise Stone Walking outdoors gives you access to fresh air and sunshine, and being in nature can have a restorative effect. Walking with others is a lovely way to socialise and meet new people. All welcome, including children and closely controlled dogs. The walk is approx. four miles and will take around two hours. 12pm start at Woodingdean. Cost: £7.50 (£6 concessions). email@example.com www.evolutionarts.org.uk 8th-10th May, Journey into nature with the RSPB at Brighton Fringe The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment, and will be showcasing a series of wildlife odysseys at Brighton’s Festival Fringe this May, including an after-hours marine special in Brighton’s Sealife Centre, a birds of prey special and torchlit tours of the Booth Museum. David Cravinho, of the RSPB, said: “Nature supplies us with some of the most amazing spectacles going, so it is great to be able to bring a bit of this magic to the Fringe. A lot of people are amazed to learn how far-reaching our work is but, when you think about it, wildlife knows no boundaries, and we work where it lives.” Tel: 01273 709709. www.brightondome.org 9th-18th May, Discover Edinburgh’s ‘Darker Side’ at Mary King’s Ghost Fest 2008 Mary King’s Ghost Fest, the hugely popular and awardwinning paranormal festival, returns to Edinburgh with a host of events which will enable fans and new visitors alike to explore Edinburgh’s other side! The city-wide Ghost Festival is now in it’s fourth year and is packed with a host of new events that set out to uncover and explore more about the dark tales and strange paranormal activity for which Edinburgh is renowned. For a full programme of events and further details on how to book, please visit the website Tel: 08702 430160. www.marykingsghostfest.com 10th-11th May, London Aware 08 Green ideas for everyday living. At London Aware 08 you will find all of the information, advice and inspiration you need to live in a more sustainable way. Whether you are taking your first steps towards greener living or looking to go the extra mile, this is the event for you. Up
to 100 green exhibitors, 32 expert guest speakers talking about green issues. A student Eco-Innovation Award. Guest authors. Interactive activities and a lot more to come. To find out more and pre register for ticket sales visit the website. www.ukaware.com 11th May, The ‘Almost’ Dawn Chorus Walk 7am-9am. Experience early morning at Sheffield Park and find out which birds are out and about. Learn to pick out their individual songs with the help of experts. Booking essential. £7.50. Sheffield Park. Tel: 01825 790231. 11th May, Thai massage with James Sanford Traditional Thai Massage is a 2,500-year-old technique for relaxing the body and quietening the mind. It can help to relieve many physical problems such as back pain, tense shoulders and neck, stiffness, poor posture, indigestion and sciatica as well as more mental problems like stress and lethargy. This workshop will give you a basic set of techniques, enabling you to give a Thai massage about 45 minutes long. 10.45am4.45pm. Cost: £45 (£35 concessions) firstname.lastname@example.org www.evolutionarts.org.uk 15th May, Hobnob with the head gardener 10am-12 noon. Join the Head Gardener at Bateman’s in Burwash for a private tour of this serenely beautiful garden that became Rudyard Kipling’s sanctuary. Followed by coffee and cake. Booking essential, £10. 01435 882302. 16th May, Spring Painting Day 10am-4pm. Paint the garden at one of its most beautiful times. A professional artist will be on hand to advise you. Experience is needed. Please bring a packed lunch and your painting materials. Booking essential, £38 incl. tea and cake. Sheffield Park. Tel: 01825 790231.
18th May, Encouraging serendipity Workshop and meditation. 4:00pm - 7:30pm, 20 Nevill Road, Hove, BN3. Free of charge. Tel: 01273 279481 18th May, Dawn chorus walk and breakfast 5am-7am. Experience a very early morning on the Bateman’s estate and find out which birds are out and about with the help of an expert. Return to the house at 7am for an egg and bacon bap, orange juice and coffee. Assistance dogs only are welcome. Booking essential. Normal admission charges apply, plus £10. Tel: 01435 882302. 18th May, Life drawing with Wendy Barratt Enjoy a complete day of drawing the human figure, starting with a morning session of experimental drawing and leading to long poses in the afternoon. Bring along any dry medium, including charcoal, a rubber and board clips. Suitable for anyone with a little previous drawing experience. 10.45am-4.45pm. Cost: £52 (£42 concessions). Tel: 01273 204204. email@example.com www.evolutionarts.org.uk 19th May, Spring Photographic Workshop 10am-4pm. For the keen photographers among you, spend the day amongst the beautiful spring colour with National Trust photographer Stephen Robson. There will be an illustrated talk and practical advice aimed at all abilities. Please bring a packed lunch, digital camera and tripod. Booking essential. £38 incl. tea and cake. Sheffield Park. Tel: 01825 790231. 20th May, No Accounting For Laughs Accountancy is not usually a profession associated with mirth – but one man is on a mission to smash the stereotype. Magical comedian and ex-accountant, Ian Keable, is appearing at the Komedia Studio, Gardner Street, at the Brighton Festival in his show Conjuring Up Comedy, a one-man magic show with VAT (where VAT stands for ‘very amusing tricks’). 7pm. Tickets: £6/£5 concs. Komedia box office: 01273 647100. 21st May, Charleston Festival Workshop – Virginia Woolf and the Cinema: Engagements and Adaptations 10am-4pm. Led by Laura Marcus, Professor of English at the University of Sussex, the workshop will look at the attitudes of Bloomsbury, and Virginia Woolf in particular to the new art of the film in the 1920s and 1930s. Tickets £50/£40 for students, including tea and coffee. Charleston Farmhouse, Firle. Tel: 01323 815143. 21st-26th May, Mind Body Spirit Festival Now in its 32nd year and the longest-running event of its kind worldwide, this year’s Mind Body Spirit Festival promises to provide opportunities and experiences to challenge the mind, strengthen the body and bring inner peace to the soul. The Festival brings together a compelling blend of presenters, performers and exhibitors from around the globe, each giving 20,000 visitors a chance to expand their connection with themselves, the people around them and the world they live in. It’s at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, London SW1. www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk 22nd May, Charleston Festival Workshop – Orlando 10am-4pm. Orlando explores the extraordinary character
of Vita Sackville-West; her family’s relationship with history; her quixotic sexuality and personality as a writer. Woolf set out, in her fantasy biography, to produce an ‘odder, deeper, more angular’ version of the story. In a one-day workshop we consider Orlando, not only as Virginia Woolf’s tribute to her muse, but as an ingenious narrative experiment which, though written with enormous poetic license, nevertheless gets to the heart of her subject. The workshop is led by Dr Sue Roe, whose books include Writing and Gender: Virginia Woolf’s Writing Practice and The Private Lives of the Impressionists. Tickets £50, including tea and coffee. Tel: 01323 815143. 23rd May, Charleston Festival Workshop – City Reads. Investigating Lives: decoding the art of biography 10am-4pm. This one-day workshop led by Laura Thompson will concentrate on the art of biography: what particular difficulties – practical, literary, ethical – does the genre present? It will have special reference to Laura Thompson’s latest book, Agatha Christie: An English Mystery. Tickets are £50, including tea and coffee. Tel: 01323 815143. 24th May-1st June, Smugglers’ Treasure Trail Alfriston Clergy House. Somewhere in the garden, smugglers who lived in the village have hidden their loot. Find out where it is and why they wanted it. There will be a prize at the end. Normal admission charges apply, plus £2. Tel: 01323 870001. 24th May-1st June, Scavenger Hunt Children can enjoy this old-fashioned search around the garden and orchard. Normal admission charges apply. 10am-5pm, Bateman’s, Burwash. Tel: 01435 882302. 24th May, The Divine Masculine with Daniel Stone What now is the role of man? As times change, roles change, and the sacred expressions of the masculine principle evolves. In this workshop for men, we open the dreaming body to connect with the divine masculine, the energies of here and now that can reclaim and foster a sense of the sacred path of a man. 10am-6pm. Cost: £50 (£40 concessions) at Angel House, 1 Brunswick Terrace, Hove. firstname.lastname@example.org www.evolutionarts.org.uk 25th May, Shamanic yoga with Daniel Stone Entering into the essence of ‘yoga’ as union, and ‘shamanic’ as the way in which we connect with the spirits of the earth and the skies, these subtle and sometimes spontaneous exercises are designed to unite the physical body with the dreaming body, so that the body in movement becomes the bridge between worlds. 10.45am-6pm. Cost: £50 (£40 concessions). email@example.com www.evolutionarts.org.uk 24th-26th May, National Gardens Scheme Treat yourself to a blooming wonderful Spring Bank Holiday and visit one of the 200 gardens which will be throwing open their gates to the public with The National Gardens Scheme. With spectacular displays of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, roses and wisteria, you can be assured of a dazzling day out as well as having the satisfaction of knowing you are helping good causes. Money raised goes to cancer, caring and gardening charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Crossroad – Caring for Carers. Full garden opening listings can be found in the NGS’s Yellow Book 2008 (available from all good book stores, £7.99) or log on to www.ngs.org.uk 26th May, The Idan Raichel Project & Noa ‘The Idan Raichel Project was a huge hit in Israel for good reason: it envisions a modern, multicultural nation where voices of young and old, Ethiopian and Yemenite, are all heard in songs devoted to love and tolerance. Idan Raichel is the keyboardist, songwriter and producer behind the scenes, and he’s clearly as familiar with Peter Gabriel as with Middle Eastern traditions. In concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm, tickets from £15. For more details log onto www.southnamkcentre.co.uk Tel: 0871 663 2501.
16th-25th May, The Charleston Festival The Charleston Festival, now in its 19th year, showcases an unbeatable line-up of talent and features internationally renowned writers, performers and artists in a series of debates, interviews, discussions, readings, illustrated talks and dramatisations, all designed to open the mind and replenish the soul. Among the worldclass speakers at this year’s Festival are Salman Rushdie, Sam Taylor-Wood and Grayson Perry. Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office, 29 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG Tel: 01273 709709. www.brightonticketshop.com www.charleston.org.uk
28th May, Family Fun Day 11am-5pm, activities in the garden for young children include storytelling, pond-dipping and face-painting. Normal admission charges apply. Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge. Tel: 01580 830196.
17th May, Managing Stress, a one day event 10:30am - 4:00pm,. Free of charge, but booking is essential. 20 Nevill Road, Hove, BN3 7BQ Call 01273 279481 www.bkws.org.uk/Brighton
Salman Rushdie, The Charleston Festival, 16th-25th May
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wave stays in Book, CD & DVD reviews by Elizabeth Holmes
Slow Down: Enjoy Life and Live Longer
Elisabeth Wilson (Infinite Ideas, ISBN 9781905940431) I don’t think there can be anyone who doesn’t wish they had more time to do the things they really love, rather than the things they feel they have to do or need to do. We’re all so bound up in the money in/money out cycle that the idea of slowing down is tough to swallow. It needn’t be, though, with this handy guide complete with quizzes to reveal where you’re going too fast, action tips for instant results, stress-busting ideas and time management solutions. It’s a happy balance of tips to dip into and information to savour and builds on the quiet revolution that’s bubbling under the surface of modern life that seeks to slow things down for a longer and sweeter life. Can’t think of a goal more worthy than that!
Phillis Gershator (Barefoot Books, ISBN 9781846860843) The wonderful sounds of the seasons are celebrated here in this gorgeous book from the experts in the children’s market, Barefoot Books. You know you and your wavelets are safe with whatever they publish so dip in and enjoy this journey through the year and all the sights and sounds we can expect to encounter. Illustrations from Alison Jay make this a true delight for adults and children (in particular the under-fives) alike.
The Abel & Cole Cookbook: Easy, Seasonal, Organic
The Beck Diet Solution: Train your Brain to Think like a Thin Person
Keith Abel (Collins, ISBN 9780007277940) The great thing about veggie box schemes, the better ones at least, is that you are never entirely sure of what’s on offer. The challenge is to use everything up creatively, trying out new ideas and experimenting, not with prescribed recipes, but with instinct and bravery! If you’re after some inspiration, this book is perfect. It’s not about precise measurements, endless lists of supermarket ingredients (Delia, you’re guilty!) or excessively ornate outcomes; it’s about using raw ingredients in as tasty a way as possible, and helping to ensure minimum wastage. What more could you ask for? Complete with the Abel & Cole story, this is a really comforting read that will satisfy all year round. And the carrot cake is to die for!
Judith Beck (Robinson: ISBN 9781845298265) We must all know, in our heart of hearts, that the diet solution is really very simple: eat less and move more and weight will be lost. The missing link in that theory, though, is the motivation to achieve. This is where Judith’s solution comes in. Focusing on the psychology of permanent weight loss she applies the techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to the thought processes behind the way we eat. It’s incredibly interesting stuff, arranged as a six-week plan targeting the challenges and pitfalls of eating and stress, hunger and cravings, and just about any other dimension of life which sabotages our efforts to maintain a healthy weight. If the time’s right for you to shed a little excess, this will be an invaluable guide along the way.
The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife Marianne Williamson (Hay House, ISBN 9781401915421) If you think that you’re heading towards middle age (how do we know that?), Marianne’s book will help to set you on the path to life as you never knew it. Growing older is often experienced as humbling, not least by those currently in their thirties and younger who are facing a dramatically different life from the generation above them, thanks to the current pensions and housing crises to name just two. While it takes a collective will to change the economics of the day, this is an excellent guide to getting our own house in order so that we can move through life’s stages with wisdom and optimism.
A Book of Uncommon Prayer Edited by Theo Dorgan (Penguin, ISBN9781844881000)
This beautiful little book is a collection of spiritual and devotional texts drawn from the world’s religious traditions and beyond. It doesn’t preclude non-believers and is arranged under specific chapters such as ‘speaking to God’, ‘hope and trust’, ‘gratitude’, ‘death and fear’, ‘spells, charms and oracles’ and ‘wisdom of this world’, making it delightfully easy to dip into in times of need. Having such an array of prayers from different religious traditions sitting side by side is not only refreshing but intriguing too from a comparative perspective, acting as a reminder that the religious violence so visible in the world today is just a very small element of the vast picture of faith.
Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project (CD) Cumbancha Richly exuberant sounds conveying the deep emotions of native Caribbean peoples make this album a real treat. Taking listeners into a musical world largely unexposed until now, Umalali: The Garifuna Project expands on the story of the Garifuna people who live largely on the Caribbean coast of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. There are clear echoes of rock, blues, funk, African, Latin and Caribbean music but the result is filled with the heart and soul of women who are evidently the bedrock of their community. This is an outstanding album from a remarkable project, not to be missed.
African Scream Contest: Raw and Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s (CD) Analog Africa (AACD 063 -AALP 063) The third release by the Analog Africa label, the essence is clear again here: ‘searching in dusty warehouses for forgotten music to keep it alive’. All the tracks have been officially licensed from the artists who Ben Redjeb met with in the course of his research to reconstruct the history of the 70s music scene (included in a 44-page booklet which also shows rare photographs from the artists themselves). There are Cuban, Congolese and local traditional influences here as well as Chanson Francaise. With Benin being the birthplace of Voodoo, rhythms used in traditional rituals were fused into Soul and Latin music as well as Funk and it’s that fusion which is the heart of this compilation. Get it. You won’t be disappointed!
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How green am I? Stand-up comedienne Netty Wendt on TV doctors and her experiences with alternatives therapies
We all need therapy! For me, one of life’s guilty pleasures is curling up on rainy afternoons and watching soaps like Doctors. Have you noticed how, on TV, doctors bend over backwards to assist every patient who stumbles into their surgery? They also arrive on your doorstep unannounced to ask if you’re really OK, or were you just shamming to cover some deeper underlying malaise? They follow you round the shops… sometimes in their wheelchairs. Can they come in and discuss your life-story? Would an affair be out of the question? It’s hilarious – in real life, my doctor doodles as I speak, has confessed he’d rather be playing golf and routinely calls me ‘Wendy’. Believe me, an affair would be out of the question.
The wizard’s guide to wellbeing
“Being a confirmed hypochondriac, I regularly produce illnesses to have therapies for. My partner reckons I suffer from a version of M.E. It’s called me, me, me!”
Is it any wonder so many of us at some point turn to alternative treatments? Provided you don’t abandon all modern medicine in favour of some quackery you’re in good company. Prince Charles is a fan of holistic medicine, actress Sarah Miles drinks her own wee and puts it on her face… I think that one could double as an excellent form of contraceptive too. Being a confirmed hypochondriac, I regularly produce illnesses to have therapies for. My partner reckons I suffer from a version of M.E. It’s called me, me, me! I used to suffer from depression, but the side-effects of prescribed drugs were so awful I switched to St. John’s Wort – it was so effective I now only need his verucca. I discovered Bach’s flower remedies as an actress in my twenties when I had to kiss my leading man who was sporting an enormous cold sore. On pulling away I noticed it was no longer there… because it was now dangling from my lower lip! I had a full-blown panic-attack and the wardrobe mistress immediately sprayed something into my mouth “Will it kill the herpes?” I panted “No dear, but it will calm you down because you’re getting right on my tits.” It worked and I still use it to this day to combat stage fright. I’ve enjoyed various forms of massage, colonic irrigation and hypnotherapy. Not all have worked but I’ve always got something positive from the experience. In a bid to stop smoking I once went for acupuncture and lay there looking like Pinhead from Hellraiser – not bad for someone whose pain threshold is so low she cries when she’s a bit constipated. I still smoke, but now it comes out of my ears.
Professor Brian Bates explores ancient ideas about trees The Anglo-Saxon word ‘treow’ meant both ‘tree’ and ‘truth’, or ‘trust’. A thousand years ago and more, people felt that trees were at the centre of what we found reliable and, because they grew to a great age, perennial. For this reason, trees were often used to provide witness for the most serious of contracts between people. Sacred vows, such as marriages or pledges, were carried out in the presence of these spirits of nature – rather like a pre-Christian ceremony equivalent to swearing on a bible. Not surprisingly, the Church authorities objected: one of their proscriptions admonished, “No one shall go to trees… or anywhere else except to God’s church, and there make vows or release himself from them.’ In Old England yew trees were regarded as very special. Today many of the yew trees that were here in those times, still survive. Some are old beyond guessing – thousands of years on the planet. Recently I visited one near London that is estimated to be 2,500 years old. Great trailing wisps of twig hung from the heavy branches, drifting and swaying in the breeze. This magnificent tree was already over 1,000 years old by the time of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it easily pre-dates the birth of Christ. For the people of Old England, age in human life conferred knowledge. In those times information was preserved only in the experienced heads of people; there were no books and no computers to record things. So people had a pragmatic respect for all that such an old person had seen, heard, experienced and knew. So what could be more knowledgeable than ancient trees, the oldest living things on the planet? Many tribal people respect trees – in tribal societies all over the world trees are used as the vehicle by which one enters the spirit world – the realm beyond our material reality where deeper truths lie. Today, in the shamanic training that I teach, we often use a tree that you know, or have seen, as the entry point for meditations and guided imaginings which lead you out of the mundane realm of everyday reality, and into an altered state of perception. Here you can see into yourself, into the way you live, and gain insights into how to realise your future destiny. If you have a favourite tree, visiting it can be a source of inner peace. If you haven’t got one, finding one can be an excellent reason for going out and enjoying the fresh air!
BRIAN BATES is a professor of psychology and teaches the ancient techniques of shamans. For information about Brian’s upcoming courses and workshops in ancient wisdom for modern lives, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS? Tailor made wedding ceremonies, personal funerals, blessings for babies and spiritual mentoring. Annie Blampied is an experienced Interfaith Minister and spiritual teacher. Her passion is sharing joy and freedom by moving through and beyond forgiveness. www.annieblampied.co.uk Tel. 01342 825511
CHI MACHINE Since 1990, the original Sun Ancon Chi Machine – an aerobic exerciser and therapeutic device, has been benefitting people of all ages and with various health conditions. Just lie down and do nothing – this little machine does it all for you – an ideal, affordable way to keep fit or de-stress at home, but also great for clinics, spas and retreats. For further information:Tricia Courtney Dickens CMH, CHyp, CPNLP 02392-793720 www.alternativehealthuk.com email@example.com
HOME MADE PURE WATER
Home Made Pure Water supplies, fits and services high quality reverse osmosis purifiers around the south of England. Our prices are very competitive and our service is friendly. Water is vital for life and easily becomes contaminated. With your own Reverse Osmosis unit you canfeel assured of the quality of the water you drink, cook with, and give to your family. www.homemadepurewater.com
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Demonstrations of mediumship Private sittings and Tarot readings at the Healing Light, 33 East Street, Shoreham and at Borders Books, Churchill Square, Brighton. See Annie at the Spirit of the Millenium Festival at the Town Hall on Sunday, 18th May. For further information and bookings please call 01273 206351
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Nationally recognised 1) Foundation Kinesiology Practitioner Certificate Course and 2) Diploma Course in Kinesiology commencing 2008. For details of how to become a qualified practitioner, call Andrew Slade 01435 813394 firstname.lastname@example.org
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE
EFT is an extremely powerful meridian energy therapy/psychology using the body’s own energy system to release negative emotions, resolving emotional, psychological & physiological issues with astonishing success – swiftly, gently and extremely effectively! EFT (Advanced, Accr:) Master Practitioner NLP, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Cert) If the time is right for you to change now please call! 01273 500467 www.breakthroughtherapies.co.uk
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Experience the Ultimate Luxury 2 hour Dr.Hauschka Facial Treatment. Restoring harmony & balance to you and your skin. Using only the Dr.Hauschka organic preparations. Leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed & glowing.Tamsin Farrant Accredited Dr.Hauschka Esthetician Eastbourne 01323 732944 Mobile 07979 498626 www.facialseastbourne.co.uk
EMDR is a powerful approach to Psychotherapy that is very effective in treating trauma, blocked patterns and beliefs. Shawn Katz PhD is an EMDR Consultant, Chartered Psychologist, and Registered Psychotherapist. www.shawnkatz.com email@example.com Central Brighton. Call 07766 707531 Dolphin House Clinic 01273-324790
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Looking for a short and affordable break away to indulge in well-being? Then join us this June 13th - 16th for our three day Yoga and meditation retreat on Sherkin Island, one of the few remote islands of the shores of West Cork, Southern Ireland. The ideal location to escape, recharge and develop good and healthy habits! www.emilyoga.com and www.emilyogaretreats.com or call 0044 07504357313
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WHO WANTS BETTER HEALTH?
Connecting with your spirituality in past lives can heal and balance the energies of today. This can then restore physical and emotional health, releasing patterns and healing karma from past events and relationships. Janet is a Registered Healer working with the gentle energy of the Divine Mother and the love and compassion of the Ascended Masters. Contact Janet 01273 207393 01273 206351
Low energy? Headaches? Bowel disorders? Overweight? Hormonal problems? Allergies? High blood pressure? Stressed? Not getting answers from your GP? I am an experience nutritional therapist who treats all acute and chronic health problems. Blood and stool tests available to diagnose most conditions. Contact Kate Arnold on 01323 737814/722499 email@example.com. www.katearnoldnutrition.co.uk
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Therapy is a safe place to discuss personal issues such as stress, relationships and self-development. I am an experienced, fully-qualified UKCP, MBACP therapist. First session £20. Contact Kate Hope Tel: 07794 308989 www.katehopetherapy.co.uk
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Tilton House is a beautiful retreat centre nestled in the South Downs.Surrounded by woodland and steeped in Bloomsbury history, it’s a deeply atmosphericplace. We run courses in creative writing, yoga etc and now offer a self-contained artist’sretreat. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tiltonhouse.co.uk or call : 01323811570.
YOGA, DANCE & HEALING
Fusing Hatha Yoga postures with your natural movement & through breath awareness connecting to your individual rhythms. Yoga Rhythms offer drop in classes, themed yoga courses, 4-hour workshops & Reiki treatments. 01273 687778 www.yogarhythms.net email@example.com
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Published on Apr 21, 2008
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