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JUNE 2010 ISSUE #4

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Creative Director

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YORK RACING CALENDAR WELL UNDERWAY

YORK CITY FC Nothing beats the races on a hot sunny day, so we’ll be praying for good weather at the 40th Macmillan Charity Day on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June - the month’s only meet at York racecourse. Over the years the charity day has raised in excess of £4,500,000 for good causes and stirred up some fantastic racing excitement. Just by attending the day, racegoers will be doing their bit to raise money for cancer related charities in York. Whether you’re dressing to impress and sipping champagne from the terraces, or cheering on the gee-gees from the lawn as you tuck into your own picnic, it is always guaranteed to be a great day out. What’s more, on the Saturday evening, England’s first match of the FIFA World Cup against USA (KO 7:30pm) will be shown live on the big screen at the racecourse so the fun looks set to continue long after the racing action. 6

For the second year running, York City FC suffered Wembley heartache as they lost in the Blue Square Premier play-off final to Oxford United 3-1 last month. The team’s heroic 2009/2010 seasonlong efforts came down to 90 minutes of football on Sunday 16th May that would decide their fate for next season. In the end, their dream of promotion to the Football League after a sixyear absence proved elusive as the Minstermen fell short on the day in front of a crowd of 42,669. Regardless of the result, the club can be proud of their efforts over the last season as the Bootham Crescent faithful have been treated to some scintillating football including 37 goals from leading goalscorer Richard Brodie. Everybody involved with York City FC and the fans will be hoping for automatic promotion next season, which commences in August. FOOTBALL FAN DATES FOR THE DIARY... ENGLAND’S GROUP GAMES USA AT 7.30pm ON JUNE 12, ALGERIA AT 7.30pm ON JUNE 18, AND SLOVENIA AT 3pm ON JUNE 23.


2010 GENERAL ELECTION

Residents across the region took to the ballet boxes on Thursday May 6th in record numbers. In York, there was a new constituency in this General Election, after boundary review split the old City of York constituency into York Central and York Outer. Local constituency results were as follows and the elected candidates have now taken office: York Central: Hugh Bailey (Labour)

with 39.96% of votes York Outer: Julian Sturdy

(Conservative) with 42.99% Thirsk & Malton: delayed until 27th May Selby & Ainsty: Nigel Adams

(Conservative) with 49.42% Yorkshire East: Greg Knight

(Conservative) with 47.47% Harrogate & Knarsborough: Andrew

Jones (Conservative) with 45.74% Scarborough & Whitby: Robert

Goodwill (Conservative) with 42.83% Little more than a week after the election, on Saturday 15 May, 100+ campaigners took to the streets of York in a peaceful protest for a fairer political system. Everybody who attended was encouraged to wear purple to keep the movement neutral of party affiliations. The new coalition Government has announced there is to be a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system for Parliamentary elections.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON A CAR FREE YORK?

YORK IN CARFREE CITIES CONFERENCE

York will play host to the Towards Carfree Cities IX conference from 28 June to 1 July. The four-day event is the annual highlight in the world’s Carfree Network calendar, and will bring together leading academics, campaigners and organisations to debate and inspire action towards alternatives to car dependence and planning bias. York residents and school groups are encouraged to attend the open day on Tuesday 29th June, which involves keynote presentations, workshops, excursions, and a film night at City Screen on Coney Street. More information at www.worldcarfree.net/conference. LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON ANY STORIES IN THIS ISSUE, AND TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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LOVE BEING LOCAL ...

YORK EXPLORE OPENS ITS DOORS

A LITERARY REVOLUTION IS TAKING PLACE We say goodbye to stuffy old libraries as they lose their stigma and emerge a new technolit hybrid... You’ll see.

TEA TO TOMES On May 24th, York Explore opened its doors for the first time after an ambitious transformation to bring the former York Library into the 21st century. The new library learning centre has emerged from the 7-month renovation with every element of its design delivering a more enjoyable experience for its visitors. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making best use of the space and making reading and learning there as appetising as possible. We’re particularly fond of the fact that you can now take your cup of hot chocolate from the café anywhere on the lower floor and nestle down with a book.

AMAZING ARCHIVES Gone are the partitions, silence signs, and old fashioned décor. Instead the revived centre boasts 20,000 new books housed in beautifully light and open space, a café with chill out area, free wifi and dedicated IT area, a media studio and learning rooms. As well as improved disabled amenities, self-service machines, and a well-stocked children’s space. What’s more, over 800 years worth of archived material will now be open access leaving you free to explore the history of York in new depths.

FUNDING FROM FRIENDS OF THE CITY It was much more than a £250,000 grant from Aviva that made the transformation possible, as the financial services brand played an active role in the project and remains committed to delivering more financial capability workshops in the local community and through the library as part of their excellent “Learn and Thrive” initiative. York Explore, is open 7 days a week, with late opening on Monday to Thursday 8


WHAT ARE YOUR

EVERY NOW AND AGAIN SOMETHING UNEXPECTED WILL HAPPEN THAT PUTS A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND MAKES THE DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER... WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR JOYS.

UNEXPECTED JOYS? IF YOU ARE FEATURED HERE VISIT THE LIVE&LOVE FACEBOOK PAGE AND TAG YOURSELF!

Jo Little “A doubleyolker, sunny side up.”

Paula Clark ““My son Huw deciding that when he grows up he wants to be a superhero!”

Steve Smith “York City FC going to Wembley.” Lorraine Clarkson “Discovering a £10 note tucked away in a handbag I haven’t used for a few months!”

Gemma Holloway “Organising a reunion with all my uni room mates, 9 years on.” 9


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HAPPY THOUGHTS... Laughing so hard that you can’t tell anyone else what you’re actually laughing about / Cupcakes / Receiving a letter or parcel in the post from my family / Talking to my boyfriend on skype / Wearing a pair of beautiful shoes for the first time / My father’s humour / The sun on my skin / The smell of freshly baked bread / Buy-one-get-one-free deals / The feeling when you finish an essay / Watching home movies & reminiscing / The French accent / Going home through the countryside on a train / Surprise notes / Cups of tea / Being told by someone that they’re proud of me / Scrapbooking / Licking the bowl after baking a cake / Finding something amazing in a charity shop / Hugs / Getting excited about the future when planning ridiculously ahead / Sewing with my mother / Picnics in the summer /

Extreme rides - Disneyland Paris rules / Rain and sun together everything looks fresher / Helping people out in the best way possible, even if it’s only for a little while / Reminiscing over the great times I had with my father / Pancakes / Best album in the world - Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp / New exciting, spontaneous challenges Myfanwy Kramer within work / Cycling / My cousin Roseanne - such an infectious Cream cheese / Orange Wednesdays / Post from my person, if only everyone could girlfriend / Summer road trips / The sound of rain on meet her / Supernatural - good the outside of a tent when you’re warm on the inside for a laugh / / A bargain / Empty ski slopes / Playing tennis on Fabia Preece a summer’s evening / The unavoidable smirk when Evenings with friends / you prove someone wrong / When Jack Bauer yells Shopping / Holidays / Finishing ‘dammit’ in 24 / Luke Robinson an important book / When Impromptu picnics (anywhere, anytime) / A the sun is out / Going home / friendly bus driver on a cold morning / Cycling Getting my hair done / Sausage down a hill with your legs stuck out / Hilarious sandwiches / Watching E4 / dinner parties with friends / Finding a fiver Being twenty / in your jeans / Receiving letters in the post / Lucy Miller Colourful bubble baths with Lush soaps / Smiley strangers in the street / The first ice lolly of the year / Reading Live&Love every month /

CHECK OUT THE NEXT PAGE FOR ... MORE SMILES KEEP SMILING YORK

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Charlotte “Being with my friends.”

Tamara “Sunny days and waking up next to my amazing boyfriend.”

SPREAD A SMILE

WE’VE BEEN FINDING OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET YOU LOT GRINNING. SEND US YOUR ‘HAPPY THOUGHT’ AND QUOTE ‘ANDREA UBHI, YORK’ TO GET YOUR FACE FEATURED AND JOIN THE LOVELY SMILE CLUB.

Jo “My friends and a lovely bottle of wine.”

Sam “Otters make me smile!”

SMILING IS CONTAGIOUS! When you smile your brain releases endorphins, which promote a sensation of well-being and contentment. Sound good? Looking after your teeth will give you the confidence to start spreading the smiles and there’ll be no stopping you. Andrea Ubhi and her team care about your smile, and are there to give you all the advice and confidence needed to get you grinning.

Helen “Being out in the sunshine on a nice day.”

Emily “My fiance Andy.”

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If you care about the environment you have to agree that we had the best selection of candidates ever in York at the recent election. Our MP Hugh Bayley is conscientious, aware of environmental issues, and very concerned about overseas aid. Liberal Democrat candidate Christian Vassey has an excellent record, was the driving force behind setting up York’s recycling centres, and if anything is “greener” than the Green Party candidate himself, Andy Chase. Susan Wade-Weeks once voted Green, and described herself as the “greenest” Tory candidate in the UK. And whatever your views on immigration, the economy, and other issues that were discussed before the election, from the point of view of the environment things are looking hopeful. Less than 24 hours into their historic coalition, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have joined the 10:10 campaign – which was started last year with the aim of cutting our carbon emissions by 10% by 10 October 2010. As I write, 65,000 individuals, 2,600 businesses, 1,600 schools and colleges and 1,500 other organisations have joined. In York these include Bootham School, St Peter’s School, the University of York, the City of York Council, and Shared Earth.

WITH JEREMY PIERCY

The consequences of the Government committing themselves to this target are huge – if they can reduce carbon emissions by 10% within a year, it will be the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road, saving 600,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. They are already talking about everything from scrapping fridges to turning lights off overnight in some of the country’s biggest landmark buildings. This commitment shows the government is leading by example, and it will have an immediate effect in influencing others – overseas as well as in Britain. But what I like most about 10:10 is that it asks us as individuals – and the organisations and businesses we work for – to tackle global warming ourselves. We’re all responsible, and 10:10 says, ‘let’s get on and do whatever we can, rather than wait till laws are passed, or expect the government to do it all for us’.

Jeremy Piercy started York’s first fair trade shop, Shared Earth, in 1986. It now has ten branches and is the UK’s largest fair trade retailer.

HAVE YOU JOINED YET? IT’S VERY EASY - JUST GO TO www.1010global.org

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NATIONAL BIKE WEEK BECKONS...

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GET OUTSIDE, GET ON YOUR BIKE, AND BE PART OF THE YORK CYCLING COMMUNITY!

SAFE CITY CYCLING IN YORK

As officially the safest place in the UK to cycle, York will be celebrating National Bike Week with more than its fair share of cycling events and exhibitions across the city.

So if you want to join us on two wheels, why not pop along to one of the many events, including the guided rides and try out sessions at: - 24th June Burton & Clifton Fun Day at Homestead Park (10am-2pm) - 26th June Youth Festival in Rowntree Park In addition to the many events, there will be an opportunity to talk to Cycling City experts and to try out different types of bikes to find which one suits you best.

We can all be very proud that we’re already a very bike-friendly city with 19% of us cycling to work, compared to the national average of To find out more about Bike 3%. But what about the other 81% of us? At Week 2010 and events in Live&Love Towers, we’ve recently rediscovered going on in this region, head our love of cycling and are seeing this to the website... wonderful city from a different perspective as a result. A personal favourite of ours is the picturesque journey along the River www.bikeweek.org.uk Ouse either side of the city centre. 16


MEETING FRIENDS? HOP ON YOUR BIKE YOU ’ LL BE THERE IN NO TIME!

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FINDING YOUR PERFECT MATCH... BUYING A BICYCLE REQUIRES SOME THOUGHT AND CONSIDERATION OF ALL THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE. WE SPOKE TO RESIDENT CYCLESTREET EXPERT JON DEAN FOR SOME TIPS ON FINDING THE RIGHT BIKE FOR YOU... Finding the right bike based on its usage is so important. If you will be using it to commute to and from work or for nipping around the city, a comfortable town bike is for you. A lightweight model, capable of carrying shopping or a bit of luggage is ideal. We’d recommend some mudguards too, just to make sure you look as good when you arrive as when you set off!

Dawes Diploma

As a hybrid between racing and mountain bikes, town bikes feature an upright seat and handlebar position that is great for those worried about back problems. A little known fact is that they’re also faster than mountain bikes. With this is mind, many people are switching to town bikes as their popularity takes off.

Of course, mountain bikes have their purpose, and serve those wanting to go off-road extremely well, but sometimes the extra features can be wasted on those making From Dawes we have the traditional “Dawes everyday journeys on the road. Diploma” and a more contemporary or “dutch” styled “Mirage” and “Mojave” models The “GT” range is a little more sports focused with 1, HEWORTH VILLAGE the “Traffic”, “Transeo” and “Tachyon” for the YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE performance rider, whilst “Charge” bikes a YO31 1AE renowned for being quirky single speed 01904 427510 bikes such as the “Tap”, “Plug” and the info@cyclestreet.net PROMOTION geared “Lazy Susan” all built in the UK. www.cyclestreet.net 18

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AT CYCLESTREET WE STOCK A GREAT SELECTION OF DAWES, GT AND CHARGE BIKES DESIGNED FOR ALL TYPES OF CYCLIST.

WHATEVER YOUR CYCLING QUESTIONS, WE’RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP AT CYCLE STREET SO POP IN WHEN YOU’RE NEXT PASSING


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HAVE FUN GET FIT FEEL FREE! 19-20 JUNE YORK CYCLE YCLE SHOW W

York Cycle Show is one of the highlights in the UK cycling calendar and the grand opening to national Bike Week with thousands of events taking place up and down the UK. Don’t miss out on the action! To find out more about Bike Week visit www.bikeweek.org.uk and enter your postcode. If you’d like to take part but don’t have a bike, don’t let it stop you – they can be hired too.

Bob Trotter Cycles 13 - 15 Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7HB 01904 622868 bobtrottercycles@hotmail.co.uk

IT’S TIME FOR NATIONAL BIKE WEEK SO GET OFF THE SOFA AND GET OUTDOORS! AS THE SUN HAS NOW COME OUT TO PLAY THERE’S NO EXCUSE NOT TO USE YOUR PEDAL POWER...

FIVE REASONS TO GET ON YOUR BIKE...

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In a rush? Cycling is often much quicker than public transport or taking the car - even better, you won’t spend a penny on fare and tickets, road tax, parking, MOT or fuel.

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Cyclists live on average at least two years longer than non-cyclists and their fitness levels are equivalent to being ten years younger – so forget nip and tuck, think pedal and push.

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Twenty minutes of gentle cycling burns up to 100 calories, so if you cycle to work, you’ll be able to have that afternoon treat without feeling an inch of guilt.

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Studies show that car drivers are exposed to five times as much polluted air than cyclists, making cycling good for the environment, as well as your health.

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BECAUSE CYCLING IS COOL!

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WITH THE POPULARITY OF LAST YEAR’S RUN, THE ORGANISERS HAVE UPPED THE CAPACITY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU EAGER LOT...

The York 10K, now in its second year, will again still start and finish at York Racecourse and take runners into the city centre, along the historic streets, past the stunning York Minster and back along the riverside. Speaking about last year’s event Mike Tomlinson said: “Last year’s York 10K was a tremendous success and we have been working hard with City of York Council to create a course which will allow us to meet the incredible demand for entries.

York 10K 2009’s happy participants

“We had such wonderful feedback from those who took part last year – from runners, spectators and volunteers - and this year is now going to be bigger and better. Most importantly having more places available will undoubtedly mean more money is raised for charity and that is what the York 10K is all about.” As with all Run For All events, the event is open to people of all abilities whether they prefer to run, walk, wheel or jog and all event profits go to charity.

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Profits for the York 10K will be shared by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and its partner charities which will again be COCO, Macmillan, Martin House and Sparks. Runners are, however, free to raise sponsorship for any charity they choose. Live&Love are running in support of Breast Cancer Haven (Yorkshire).


LIVE&LOVE WILL BE RUNNING THE YORK 10K IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER HAVEN (YORKSHIRE). AND WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US...

Breast Cancer Haven provides the Haven programme free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer. The programme includes counselling, complementary therapies, emotional support and practical information to meet the physical and emotional needs of people affected by breast cancer. In Yorkshire alone, nearly 5,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Some of the past charity events for Haven

Victoria Frazer, a mother of two from York, was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2008 (age 38) and needed surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

There are currently 3 Havens; in London, Hereford and now Leeds, which opened in October 2008. During this time, the Yorkshire Haven (in Leeds) has cared for 640 Visitors, over 60 of who live in the York area.

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Victoria said “The Haven programme is what you need it to be – bespoke and tailor-made. It makes you feel like an individual, even though you know you are just one of many thousands of women going through breast cancer. The drugs and medical treatment are the physical cure, but Breast Cancer Haven gives you the the emotional and mental support. It basically does what it says on the tin - a haven for Visitors to feel at ease, build up their confidence and feel well again”.

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JUNE’S CHALLENGE...

Ingleborough: 723 metres/2372 feet

Pen-y-ghent: 694 metres/2277 feet

Whernside: 736 metres/2415 feet THE YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY IS A GREAT PLACE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE 3 PEAKS...

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We thought we’d try something a little different for our “cover price” charity. As you may or may not know, instead of charging a cover price for the magazine we have previously encouraged our readers to donate what they think the magazine is worth to a local charity. Great in theory, but we want to take a more active approach and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to show we really mean business! So, from this issue on, we’ll now be partnering with a local charity that has a fundraising event in the month ahead and taking part in the challenge ourselves in a bid to raise more money.

Thanks to Childzy, Cacolantern, and Cyberdemon007 for use of these images

THIS MONTH WE’VE SIGNED UP TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICE’S 3-PEAK CHALLENGE...


THE PLAN... This month we’ve signed up to International Service’s 3-peak challenge – a 24 mile walk over Yorkshire’s 3 highest peaks in under 12 hours on Saturday 26th June. We’re told that the views are spectacular and it’s bound to be an incredibly rewarding personal experience.

International Service is an international development charity based in York that works with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East, supporting them in practical ways to combat poverty and oppression.

Human rights are at the heart of what they do, believing that being denied basic rights is what keeps people in poverty. Their goal is to help people understand and exercise their rights so they can change or guide their lives for the better.

WHY NOT JOIN US? It is free to enter. Simply visit www.international service.org.uk to download a registration form, and email it back to them by Friday 18th June. If you can’t make it, or if walking really isn’t your thing, then we are raising money for International Service on our Just Giving page (www.justgiving.co.uk/lovethepeaks)

We’ve already heard from a few friends and readers who will be taking part so it is bound to be a great experience amongst good people. The hike starts at Horton-inRibblesdale and takes in Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Inglebrough, finishing back at Horton. If there are enough people signed up from York, we’ll look to organise transport to take us all there at as little cost each as possible.

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THE LOVE LIST LITTLE BLACK BOOK THE GOOD STUFF CONCRETE CATWALK WHO WHAT WEAR REST & RELAXATION POINT AND SHOOT CREATIVE BRIEF CONVERSATION PIECE 26


The Sneaker Colouring Book Daniel Jarosch and Henrik Klingel www.laurenceking.com This little gem is a collection of black-andwhite drawings for you to customise till your creative heart is content. Work your magic on 100 of the most popular trainer designs dating all the way back to 1916 from major brands including Adidas, Converse, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger, Puma, Reebok and Vans. The pages are designed to be ripped out once you’ve created your www.cardboardlove.com masterpiece. We want to see “I never really intended some Live&Love beauties! for these little bits of cardboard to be a big deal, but the response has been both surprising and uplifting. In general, I am a pretty negative person. WANDERING This project has been a AROUND GARDEN chance for me to focus on CENTRES MAKES ME HAPPY - WONDERING the positive for a change.” HOW LONG I CAN KEEP A JH www.carboardlove.com Visit The Rugged Standard above Monkey Puzzle, 19 High Petergate, for an array of rare and specialist denim finds and awesome clothing. www.superdenim.co.uk

PLANT ALIVE BEFORE IT LOSES THE WILL TO LIVE! WISH I WAS GREEN FINGERED...

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42 Stonegate , York, YO1 8AS

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“They have the most amazing cocktails and drinking them is a bizarre experience if you manage to grab a bed upstairs! The journey upstairs in itself is inspiring with the wonky stairs wearing layers of bright paint away, and the mirrors shining back at you. It is always busy. We often go into the beer garden which has a great cover if it is chilly. Try the Basil Royale cocktail!” Abi Carter

“It must be one of the great views of the Western world, especially in nice weather. I love to stand there and gaze over the beautiful Minster.” Alex Helstrip GREAT SUMMER SPOT 10 Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX

“I have been going there since I was 17 and it has retained its great atmosphere. Now it is a wine bar but also provides a wide range of food from curry to burgers. The courtyard is so tranquil, and a great night out.” Kym 28

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THE YORK ADDRESSES WE LOVE AND TRUST AS RECOMMENDED BY OUR LOVELY READERS

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“It is amazing, I walked in and felt I was in a cloud! The window displays always catch your eye and the kitchenware is so quirky and at the moment it all inspires me for Summer holidays.”

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6 Patrick Pool, York, YO1 8BB

“A great little bar spanning 3 floors, full of comfy cushions and armchairs. It has a huge range of German and fruit beers and there is even the challenge of a 2 pint Stein! It is great in the daytime or night, hidden away between Parliament street and the Shambles, while the chilled out mood matches the quirky European feel.” Keeny and Bucks

Terry Avenue, York, YO23 1

“This park is great for a Sunday with the family, to play ball games or walk along the river. But also I like to find a lovely peaceful spot to read in, there are some really hidden away corners beneath the trees. There is a beautiful fountain and the gardens are so well kept. It is only a few minutes walk from the buzz of the city so is a perfect haven for lunch breaks.” Natalie Milner 29


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These Lampe Berger burners from Mulberry Hall on Stonegate are amazing! They smell delicious and purify the air in your home. This vintage style burner is just so chic! £66.50

FUNNY FACES

For big kids everywhere! Each Ugly Doll has its own personality and Mrs Kasoogi makes a great friend for your sofa. Head to Give The Dog A Bone on Fossgate for a large collectable doll at £17.99

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SCENTS OF SUMMER So fresh and light the honeysuckle scents of the travel egg by Juicy Couture will make you want to frolic in a field! £39 at Fenwicks

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BLISSFUL BELLINI For this beautifully peachy cocktail mix Champagne or Prosecco with blended peach. Use peach schnapps if you are feeling really lazy. Perfect for sipping in the sunshine .


We hope everything in your life is just peachy. If it isn’t then brighten up your palette with some peaches and cream, but keep on reading for some happiness inducing articles. We want to see you smiling!

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SHAVE THE PLANET

For a smooth clean shave and a calm chin this is the cream for you. It’s nice and manly don’t worry! £5.60 at Lush

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Look sharp boys, with these Angular Aviators from ASOS. com for just £10. Don’t forget the trilby!

TEA TIME

Popcorn Tea from Teapigs is a real Japanese treat, tastes like “Sugar Puffs in a cup” - try it for yourself and take the taste of the cinema home with you. www.teapigs.co.uk

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BEAUTIFUL BLOSSOMS?

A delicate Cherry Blossom solid perfume, for fragrant touch-ups throughout the day. £6.50 at L’Occitane

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www.sharedearth.co.uk

Artisans making jewellery in Delhi – Tara Jewellery

NEW IN AT SHARED EARTH IN YORK, APPRECIATING THE ARTISANS, AND CONSCIENCE FREE SHOPPING WITH STYLE! At Shared Earth we have nearly forty Fair Trade producers in fifteen countries, and we are working hard to bring as many new artisan-crafted products to our ethically aware customers as possible. Shared Earth usually visits suppliers in January, and in May and June, new products start to pour in. Our shop at Minster Gates (on the corner of High Petergate and Stonegate) never seems to have enough room! This is a selection of the ones we like best… Shared Earth, 1 Minster Gates, York, YO1 7HL 01904 655314 32

Handmade paper making in Nepal – GET Paper

PROUD PRODUCERS

Writing pads and envelopes, using handmade paper and showing pictures of producers at work

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SARI STYLE CHIC

Great new doorstops made by a non-profit NGO in Nepal.

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We have a huge collection of new jewellery. This necklace and bracelet are made from recycled saris.

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17 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA. 01904 610771 ...give the dog a bone, situated along Fossgate, has been delighting locals and visitors alike for six years now with its orig inal range of greetings cards and unusual gif ts. The shop is a veritable treasure trove of everything you never knew you needed, with something to be found for everyone and for every occasion.

Knick knack, paddy-whack, ...give the dog a bone, what you can’t find here isn’t worth buying.

Even knick knacks to brighten up your home can be found, in the form of owl cushions and photo frame clocks. Jazz up the kitchen with a Smartie patterned bowl, drink from a Dangermouse mug, and bask in the glow of a toadstool shaped lampshade.

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A recent addition is the collection of Moomin bags and accessories which has established itself as a firm favourite with many customers. And what girl wouldn’t want a lipgloss hidden inside a sweet little cupcake shaped pot? Whether it’s a birthday, baby, wedding or even a divorce, you can be sure there’s a card for every circumstance.


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“The classic bike combined with retro headscarf, Ray Ban-esque glasses and Converse are very 50s poster girl.”

“Playsuits are big news this summer and this boho number is wonderfully versatile for both day and night. This lady has styled it up with leather accessories to give it a tougher look.”

“Very David Tennant and very cool and casual. I particularly like the post box red tie which injects some colour in between the muted palette.”

“A very cute look – the Minnie Mouse on her tee is reinforced with cute bow accessories and even a polka dot shopping bag!”

“Straps and big buckles are in. These lovely flats provide a more casual alternative to the sky-scraper wedges that are all over the high street. The coordination with the jacket keeps the accent colour consistent.”

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WE WELCOME ALFIE, ONE HALF OF JIMMY AND ALFIE, TO GUEST EDIT WHO WHAT WEAR AND INTRODUCE US TO THE TRENDS FLOATING AROUND THIS MONTH.

FLOWER FAIRY With summer finally rearing its pretty face, embrace your inner flower fairy with one of York based duo Jimmy and Alfie’s floral head wreaths. They are available in Selkie on Low Petergate or on Jimmy’s facebook page.

If this colour doesn’t make you happy then I don’t know what will. Ever since it appeared on Chanel’s autumn/winter catwalk last year it has become fashion urban legend, now finally “nouvelle vague” is available. Go down to Browns and get yours while stocks last. Get in touch at hello@loveyork.org

DRESS LUST Feel the early morning summer’s dew moisten the hem of this beauty. Available for £75 on www.asos.com

GUEST EDIT WANT TO EDIT WHO WHAT WEAR? SEND OVER YOUR IDEAS...

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LET’S DO LEFT-BANK

Boys, for effortless, Left-Bank style go for nautical stripes on t’s and lightweight tops, teamed with turned up chinos or denim, boat shoes, no socks. Parisian label APC does it best. THIS MONTH WE HAVE HANDED THE SECOND PART OF WHO WHAT WEAR OVER TO THE FASHIONABLE FOLK AT COGGLES, SO HERE IS THEIR TAKE ON KNOCKING UP AN OUTFIT FOR JUNE...

INDIAN SUMMER After the austerity of winter it’s time to add some colour to your wardrobe. Madras checks on shorts and shirts have all the heat of an Indian summer; wear with simple neutrals for a vibrant stand-out look.

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Florals are undergoing a renaissance and they’re not just for girls. Go for subtle prints on Paul Smith or all over Liberty Print on classic Fred Perry polos for an on trend summer look.


DOUBLE TEAM THAT DRESS A cute floral print summer dress will take you from a day out in the sun to night time drinks in a bar, teamed with a denim jacket and flats for a casual daytime look or a leather jacket and some high heels for cool evening styling.

WITH THE SUN PEEPING THROUGH THE SPRING SHOWERS, A RAINBOW OF COLOURS, STYLES AND TRENDS ARE BEGINNING TO EMERGE...

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We have blue blood running through our veins this season. Whether it’s single denim or double denim, get the look with a pair of dark denim cut off shorts teamed with a chambray shirt and a pair of our trusted gladiator sandals to keep up with the cool kids!

Fashionistas are climbing out of their wellies and stepping into this season’s favourite footwear. The clog. With such a variety of colours and styles around its impossible not to covet a pair. Swedish Hasbeens are our most treasured new trend, and we find comfort in the fact that the Super High Heel isn’t actually Super High. It’s the perfect height, and for us, it’s the perfect way to stroll into the height of the summer season.

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Living in Yorkshire, it would be a minor miracle if you’ve som ehow managed to escape the showering of loving praise the Fevers ham Arms receives from past gu ests who are all too happy to make a recommendation they kno w won’t disappoint. Add in all the recent critical accolades, includ ing AA TREAT Hotel of the Year for Eng land, and YOURSELF the title of Best Hotel in the recent TO A SPA Visit York Annual Tourism Aw ards, WEEKEND and the hotel surely enjoy sa reputation the envy of its peers. piece of The Feversham Arms” that Naturally this all led me to offers guests a new level “of comfort anticipate a blissfully enjoy and luxury throughout the able ir stay”. stay prior to arrival, howe ver, I will openly admit now tha On arrival, the first and las tI ting underestimated what wa impression is how friendly s to come. an d This rural retreat at the he attentive the staff are, an art of d ho w the picturesque market tow this creates a warm and n of co sy Hemsley, 40-minutes drive atmosphere throughout the from York, and on the edge of the North hotel. I was soon guided to my Yorkshire Moors, offers ind poolside suite, and what ulgence a sui te it that out-charms all of the was. Although boasting usual en ou gh suspects for luxury getaw rooms to live in, including ays. a lounge and private sun terrace, The former 19th-century co it is the aching attention to detail that is inn has been transformed the real over the joy. Thoughtful creature years from little more than comforts a country include L’occitane toiletries pub into a heavenly 33-ro , a ‘do om not disturb’ teddy bear to home-from-home by owne leave r Simon outside your door, fluffy rob Rhatigan - the much-celeb es and rated incredible soft bed linen, king of hospitality. Simon a good added selection of DVDs to acco Verbana Spa in October mpany 2008 the Bang & Olufsen telev and describes it as “the mis ision, and sing enough magazines for a weekend’s www.fevershamarmshotel.com worth of reading. Stu x

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PROMOTION The start of summer brings a multitude of excuses to treat yourself or a loved one so we thought we’d team up with luxury medispa Face etc on Coppergate to give you a few ideas.

‘Elemis Absolute Spa Ritual’ 2 hours - £80

Whether it’s for a special occasion, or if you’re simply in need of some R&R, this is the ultimate two-hour top to toe treatment. Receive one of the Elemis facials of your choice and combine it with the powerful effects of the Deep Tissue Muscle Massage to feel refreshed, revitalised and totally relaxed. Package includes: Elemis facial, and massage. Relax and let the friendly professionals at Face etc pamper you.

‘At the Races’ 2 hours - £60

With their Race Day package you’ll be left feeling sublime as you sip champagne and cheer on the gee-gees. To ensure you look great from head to toe in your race outfit, you’ll be indulged with a relaxing manicure and pedicure, then given a spray tan to give you that allimportant golden shimmer. Package include: manicure, pedicure, and spray tan.

‘Prom Perfect’ 1 hour 30 mins - £40

Whether you’re graduating from school, college, or university, this package will have you arriving at your Summer Ball taking the boys’ breath away. To get your skin looking gorgeous, you’ll enjoy a gentle cleanse before your make-up is expertly applied and your nails are treated to the Face etc magic touch. Package includes: cleanse and make-up, file and polish (fingers and toes). 44

Other packages available: Mother of the Bride/Groom Ready for the Red Carpet Perfect Match Deep Detox Package Beach Body Elemis Man Total Time Out


Call 01904 675 222 to make an appointment or visit www.faceetcmedispa.co.uk

If you’re looking for a place where you can relax whilst a team of friendly professionals enhance your natural beauty in sumptuous surroundings, then face etc...medispa will make you feel like you’ve arrived at a pampering paradise.

www.faceetcmedispa.co.uk 8 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NR.


PROMOTION Ask your stylist for a professional deep conditioning backwash treatment throughout your summer salon visits. Shine spray is great for de-frizzing and blocking out humidity, keep one handy for a daytime boost. L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert “Sparkling mist” shine spray £13.70

Well, it looks like Mr. Weatherman is being kind to us so far this year by bringing out the sunshine, so fingers crossed for the next few months and we could be in for a scorcher of a summer. We all love the sunshine, but our hair doesn’t. The best way to keep your hair ‘happy’ throughout the summer is to treat it right. If you must using styling irons, don’t use searing hot temperatures and always use a very good heat protector. Hair is basically made up of several fragile layers that, if not properly protected, will deteriorate under dry heat or UV rays and it could be a recipe for hair disaster. So, by following just a few of these simple tips your hair can not only survive summer, but look amazing right through until the winter months.

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Dryness & frizz are one thing, but UV rays cause lasting damage to your hair and scalp. The TIGI Bedhead “Some like it hot” range provides an excellent UV filter. The spray is particularly good for protecting the hair and scalp throughout the day, a must -have for your beach bag. Shampoo £9.55 Conditioner £10.55 UV spray serum £10.40 SUMMER OFFER: buy the shampoo and conditioner and get the spray for free!

TIGI’s Love Peace & The Planet Totally Beachin’ Body & Waves sea salt spray (£11.95) contains no chemicals, is 82% organic and its innovative natural blend will give texture, nourish and add body to your hair. Do it eco style! This new addition to the TIGI family is guaranteed to tick your ‘gorgeous’ and ‘eco-friendly’ hair check list. And did we mention the mind-blowing coconut, mango and vanilla fragrance?


ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT BANG HAIR! PSSST... CHECK OUT THE SUMMER OFFER ON TIGI BEDHEAD “SOME LIKE IT HOT”

The new CLOUD NINE styling irons are the most exciting thing to be launched in innovative hair styling technology since GHD in the 1990s. Times have changed, now from a styling iron we want so much more. A professional styling tool that can You and your tent off to a festival this smooth, flick, wave, curl and straighten hair at summer? You’ve now no excuse to emerge lower temperatures, thanks to a unique, variable from that said tent with bad hair thanks heat control and a secret ingredient trapped in the to those party hair Gods at TIGI and their ceramic plates that adds shine and sparkle. We ‘Rockaholic’ product range. Our favourite have been using these irons in the salon for the is ‘Dirty Secret’ - dry shampoo £10.50, this past 6 months and believe us, they really are a de-odourising spray hides a multitude of sins breakthrough! They retail at £129.95 for the regular when you give a few blasts into the roots and wide plates and they also do a micro iron that of your unwashed follicles. has all the technology of the large format iron but in a dinky version for £45.

Split ends and porous strands can worsen through summer. Booking a regular haircut with a good stylist will put paid to this simplest of problems.

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Q&A REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT CONSIDER NOT HAVING A WEDDING VIDEO... “Wedding videos? Aren’t they a bit cheesy?” You’re probably thinking of badly edited two hour epics with wobbly cameras and poor sound. You are, aren’t you? Actually, if you call on York’s artistic community this needn’t be the case. For example, Sheena and Adam have had short films shown at festivals worldwide, and Frank and Adam both run www.i-heart-y.co.uk - so we approach our wedding films with a lot more flair and artistic intent than is traditionally expected.

“Wedding video = holiday photos = I’d rather not watch other people’s!” Ask your friends if they would like to look at your holiday photos or watch your wedding video and they’re likely to get wedged in the door trying to escape; we take real pride in not conforming to that stereotype. Adam always likes to think of it like this: “We make wedding videos that your friends won’t hate you for making them sit through!”

“We’re trying to cut back on our costs.”

“It’s still a bit embarrassing though, isn’t it?”

If you pick filmmakers who know the importance of being unobtrusive, even the shyest people will be surprised at how quickly they forget the cameras are there. And you can rest assured that they’ll only use the nicest shots of you in the edit. Plus there are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes that a bride and groom usually miss out on, and a good camera crew will be there to capture those moments for you.

By all means be creative; often it’s the simple weddings with a DIY feel that have the most charm. However, whether your marriage or civil ceremony takes place in a cathedral or a forest clearing it will be something you have planned for months (or years!) and it often flies by in a blur. It’s the film and the photos that will keep those memories for you. Ask the filmmakers for some testimonials and you should be able to tell if their previous customers felt like it was money well spent.

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YOUR SPECIAL DAY Generally we have a small crew with at least two of the latest HD cameras filming the morning preparations, the ceremony, reception, speeches, and through to the first dance. We then edit this into a 30-45 minute film with an hour of extras on DVD or Blu Ray. Our prices start from £500, with this particular package costing £1200. We can also film interviews and movie-style trailers in the run up to the big day. Once the film is finished, we upload it to our website with a password so you can share it with as many of your friends as you like at no extra cost.

We still have dates free this summer, so it’s not too late to make a lastminute booking! We’re offering 10% off our prices to Live&Love readers to celebrate our 5th birthday! You can contact us for more details, check our website, or Frank can come round for a cup of tea and a chat to show you some examples of previous weddings without any obligation. The video is fantastic and we really, really love it. Excellent camera work, music, and the editing would make Thelma Powell proud. Thank you so much and if you ever need a glowing testimonial from happy clients, just let us know. And we’ll be spreading the good word of Special Day Films to anyone who will listen.

Tom Parker Bowles

www.specialdayfilms.com

mail@specialdayfilms.com , 15 Barbara Grove York YO24 4DP , 01904 621526

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Colour olaroid Super P a id ro la ad a po c with My parents h . It would work its magi ts ss t magical prin . Swinger no le ou t pi s d n a sh cubes d I loved disposable fla and as a chil es ey r ou y d before that appeare Edwin Land, (inventor of polaroids and lots of other cool stuff), took a picture of his family in 1944. His daughter Jennifer asked him why she couldn’t see the picture straight away. Five years later, the first instant film cameras were on sale. Even with modern digital cameras, you have to get the bloomin pictures printed, but polaroids took just a couple of minutes to turn from black to wondercolour pictures (albeit with a bit of iffy colour here and there if the films weren’t stored right).

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Sadly polaroid folded a few years back so all the film got super expensive as people like me with a few cameras to feed bought up all the stock we could get our hands on. Luckily we also managed to get our hands on a few professional polaroid cameras, used for large format architectural work and movie lighting test shots, and we use these now for personal projects and gallery shows.


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The fabulous news is that as so many photography enthusiasts loved the forma t, the crazy cameras and the iffy colours, a few like min ded folk got together to form “The Impossible Project” an d bought an old Polaroid factory in the Netherlands and started reformulating the film chemistry, These new films are now on sale (ww w. the-impossible-project.co m) and the best bit is that the new films aren’t deadly co lour accurate, may have spo ts on the images, need carefu l handling and some even fade back to black.

Jim is available for wedding, commercial, and portrait work. get in touch on 0777 577 1687

Why is that good? - Because it takes photography back to the land of darkrooms where you weren’t sure what you’d get, which makes it an adventure again. And everyone likes an adventure. Jim Poyner

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If you are a Live&Love reader but also a business looking for a way to reach your customers, check out Contact Points and see if it’s for you! Over to the guys...

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APPROACH Contact Points are where your company and your customers meet, communicate and do business. The day-to-day life of every business presents a long list of instances where these contact points can be improved to deliver a more engaging experience for your audience and a brand elevating opportunity for your business.

THE THEME IS ‘HIGH SUMMER’

THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 18TH THIS MONTH’S LIVE&LOVE CREATIVE BRIEF SPONSORED BY You all know the deal, and if you’re a newbie then head to www.loveyork.org to check out the guidelines and entry requirements! We were so impressed with the entries for Creative Brief this month, we can’t wait to see what you talented lot come up with for the next theme - HIGH SUMMER. This month sees York’s LazenbyBrown as the brand new sponsor of Creative Brief. Not only are they helping us promote you wonderfully talented readers, they also offer some snazzy but friendly design services, that is, when they’re not trying to revolutionise creative education in our local schools and Uni’s (see pg81). 52

The Contact Points process is more than designing a new brochure, website, logo, or other marketing material. It’s about thinking creatively and developing innovative new ways for your business to engage with your customers.

THE CLEVER BIT Each one of us has a preference for how we like to receive information. Some of us are receptive to visual stimulus, or written, or experiential engagement. The Contact Point process considers all of these different human ‘intelligences’ to ensure your brand communication has them covered. The benefit is your entire marketing effort works harder and appeals to a much broader customer base.

RESULTS LED The process is results driven and the sole intention is to increase the bottom line. Otherwise what’s the point? A bespoke strategy and written vision is developed that will be your route map to achieve goals and hit targets that are set at the beginning of the Contact Points process.

OUR OFFER The Contact Point process works for the simplest and most complex of businesses and investment is relative to the size of the project. Applied creative thinking for everyone.

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TORI HORNER Congratulations to our cover star Tori, for this gorgeous illustration entitled ‘Happy Talk’

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JADE BLOOD I am the closest to happiness when i am making ‘stuff’, when i am talking to others about making ‘stuff’ or when i am thinking about making ‘stuff’

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AN INVITE TO... MEMBRA SUMUS CORPORIS MAGNI - all members of the one great body. Penn House, like this Latin motto, belongs to the greater body of Bootham School - the famous Quaker school in York. Now the former boys’ boarding house stands alone; a severed limb awaiting a new future.

Penn House www.opennhouse.blogspot.com opennhouseyork@googlemail.com

On June 12th the school collectively invites you to an immersive art experience in this historic listed building and one-time home of the Rowntree family. Nooks, cracks, cellars and architectural grandeur will be celebrated with a series of site specific, and performance-based artworks.

10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 12th June, Penn House stands on the corner of St Mary’s and Bootham with street access off Bootham.

Delicious cakes, exotic teas, fresh coffee, and a vast array of artistic delights are waiting for you at Artestee.

www.artestee.co.uk

artwork • sculpture • soft furnishings greetings cards • jewellery • glasswear supporting local artists and designers

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On the historic street of Goodramgate in York, lie the cultural delights of Artestee. Newly refurbished, Artestee is a prime location for local artists to display their work. With its vibrant window displays and light, chic interior, it is an eye catching gallery, sharply contrasting and complementing the ancient city walls.

Contact Estee Roberts Artestee 8 Goodramgate York YO1 7LQ 01904 637494 estee@artestee.co.uk

www.artestee.co.uk

Take a seat, relax, enjoy the artwork, and take some home!

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Estee Roberts, a young entrepreneur and artist from York, opened the gallery as a way of displaying her own imprint artwork and designs, as well as those of her friends and other local artists. There is an array of styles of art work as well as sculpture, soft furnishings, greeting cards, jewellery and glassware on display, all available for purchase. Whilst browsing the gallery and taking in the artistic delights, visitors can enjoy refreshments in the cafĂŠ, including handmade cakes and biscuits, sandwiches, exotic teas and coffee. 59


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WE ASKED MARNIE RICHARDS TO GIVE US HER TAKE ON THE TREND OF ‘COCKTAILS AND COLERIDGE’

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Gok Wan, the cast of Wicked, and Shoreditch; what could they possibly have in common? I’ll give you a clue – it’s not their dress sense. In fact, they are all helping contribute towards the current literary revival. Recently, the iPad was unveiled along with a new and extensive iTunes library, leading the way for literature to become technologically relevant. In terms of online opportunities, the success of Txt Lit (www.txtlit.co.uk) shows the appeal of creative writing in a modern way. It holds a unique monthly contest, challenging contestants to write a story within 160 characters – the length of an SMS text. Clever, right? 60

However, e-books and ridiculously short stories aside, physical books are rapidly increasing in popularity. In popular media, this is reflected in the Channel 4 programme, TV Book Club, aired at the end of January. The premise of the show involves Gok Wan, along with other celebrities including Jo Brand, discussing and reviewing a different book each week. The term ‘celebrity’ may be a tad tenuous here, but nonetheless, with the debut episode reaching an impressive daytime peak average audience of around 350,000 viewers, this televised book club highlights a new popular interest in reading, and the beginning of a literary resurgence for this generation.


IT PAYS TO BE POETIC It’s not, however, simply the reading aspect of literature that has proved popular so far – creative writing is making a comeback. The importance of introducing creative and imaginative outlets early on can be seen in the launch of the Young Writers’ Award. Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, with the support of the musical Wicked, is launching this contest as a re-embodiment of the WH Smith Young Writers’ Competition. Clearly the relevance of creative writing is being placed in the foreground – and, if you need any more convincing, well-known previous winners of this contest include Helena Bonham Carter and Kate Beckinsale; clearly proof that it pays to be poetic. If this seems a little childish, then there are more sophisticated literary trends also on the rise, providing a more adult approach to literature. The most successful of these combine a social night out with a passion for reading – and a dash of alcohol for good measure, of course. An example of these modern literary endeavours is the book-reading night held at Shoreditch House Literary Salon in

east London – a place which claims that ‘not since the Marquis de Sade has reading been this sexy.’ Cocktails and Coleridge – sounds like the making of a great night to me. The future of book clubs may lie in these ‘literary salons’ – showing that literature can evolve in a way that makes it both approachable and enjoyable, and not simply for an educational environment... Thank goodness. So, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is pick up a pen, or even get on your phone, in the case of Txt Lit. And, if writing doesn’t quite appeal, then just grab a book from the new library, or jump on the train and go along to a trendy night in Shoreditch to enjoy a sneaky glass of wine (or four..) along with some exclusive readings. The worst that can happen is writers’ block, or a disappointing ending – and it’s worth it.

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“Dear crafty people of York (or anywhere), come along to the Fiesta workshops, it’s great fun and very relaxing too. Be a part of the community and join in. Beats watching other people having fun on the telly!” “We’re looking forward Andrew Lightfoot, taking part to taking part in Fiesta. People seem to really enjoy in the Fiesta workshops watching the doodle as it evolves. One person’s mistake is the next person’s inspiration! There’s no pressure to draw anything specific you can just start idly doodling and see where it takes you”

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“Mimbre are very excited about coming to beautiful York to perform our show Until now. Fiesta sounds like an amazing day and we hope that everyone in York wants to come along and take part.” Emma Forster, mimbre


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YORK CARNIVAL SUNDAY 6TH JUNE

Goes Wild!

In the latest jungle news; Yo rk Carnival plans are near comple tion. Vines and creepers already thr eaten to transform York into an urb an jungle of festivities and frivol ity. We’ve been behind the scenes to bring you an exclusive, sneak peek into Carnival plans! Carnival Chair and Quee n of the jungle, Bethan Cornwall, info rmed us that “there’ll be craft worksh ops at Cubs’ Corner in King’s Sq uare from 10am. Anyone can come along and get ‘junglified’ for the Parad e with face paints and mask making. The Parade will leave the Minster Garde ns at 1.00pm and wind through the streets of York to end at the Lion’s Den, our main stage on Parliament Street.” We’ve seen the programm e for the day, and it looks pretty imp ressive. The other stages are; The Oasis, an exclusive dance area, an d The Bee Hive on King’s Square. The re’ll be performances by York Rotte rs, the Brownies, Fusion, Samba Band with Capoeira as well as big bands, glee singers and cheerleaders !

For more adventurous exp lorers, the Workshop Jungle on St Sa mpson’s Square provides an excitin g opportunity to take part in dancing, drumming and mo re! York Carnival is the perfec t family outing. Check out the Ca rnival website at www.yorkcarniv al.org for more information, or email them at contact@yorkcarnival.org!

Jungle News xxx

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PROMOTION

CONCERT & SUNSET CEREMONY MONK STRAY, HEWORTH, YORK. Saturday 3rd July 2010 4.00pm - 9.30pm

Take in the event with a picnic (you can bring your own or buy there) and maybe even a chilled Pimms from the onsite bar. The Forces Recruitment teams will be there to entertain young and old, a Lynx Helicopter will be on site and there will be representation from all the Military Charities and Organisations. Prior to the Heweth event, at 2pm there will be a parade of Veterans, Serving and Youth Service Personnel through the centre of York, culminating in a Salute at Mansion House on St Helens Square. We can’t think of a better way to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from currently serving troops to veterans and cadets.

York will this year mark Armed Forces Day – an opportunity for a Nation to thank the members of the Armed Services past, present and future - with a ‘Proms in the Park’ type event to be held on Monk Stray, Heworth on Saturday 3 July 2010, from 4pm. Heading the Bill will be the Royal Artillery Marching Band, well known for their State and Ceremonial duties. They will be supported by Bands from the Navy and Royal Air Force as well as York’s own Arts Accademy. The evening will end at 9:30pm after the Sunset Ceremony and a fly past by RAF Linton on Ouse. 66

Tickets can be obtained from The Army Careers Information Office at 108 Micklegate, York, with debit card by phoning 01904 554660 or by completing and returning the booking form on the next page.


CONCERT & SUNSET CEREMONY BOOKING FORM NAME............................................................................................................ ADDRESS...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................... TELEPHONE.................................................................................................. TICKETS............ADULT (£8) VETERAN (£4) CHILD/CONCESSION (£4) FAMILY (2/2) (£20) PAYMENT ENCLOSED: £............................................................................... CHEQUE NO:................. ............................. (PAYABLE TO CITY OF YORK COUNCIL) Please return to: E Topi, City of York Council, Mill House, North Street, York, YO1 6JD. Debit Card Payments - Call: 01904 554660 In person: Army Careers Information Centre, 106 Micklegate, York.

DATE FOR THE JULY DIARY York is blessed with two Rivers running through its heart, which are responsible for much of its History. Festival of the Rivers (10-26th July) will be a celebration of their existence and will provide entertainment and education for all ages, including: Barges, Long Boats, and Sloopa will be visiting the City. There’ll be fun activities for all the family from boat races to dance classes, art exhibitions to Film shows. Plus the ‘Revenge of the Ouse’ Triathlon, dragon boat race, and much more!

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Indie legends, The Wedding Present are headlining what has shaped up to be a great quality alternative festival, with other acts worthy of note including The Young Knives, Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff and Young Rebel Set.

On Saturday 17th July, one of the freshest faces on the festival calendar – Deer Shed Festival – is bringing fantastic music, great art, and one day and night of chilled out fun to the beautiful parkland of North Yorkshire, and all at a modest price. This live music/child friendly utopia gives all the buzz of a festival, but without the drag factor to a three day stint (made all the more acute with a band of kids in tow.)

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The Deer Shed philosophy is such that even the youngest festivalgoer gets as much out of it as their parents do. There’s a full schedule of activities to keep the youngsters entertained including a giant doodle wall, animation workshops and percussion making. Only 30 minutes from York, camping is onsite and free. Check online at www.deershedfestival.com for tickets and a full programme for this super-concentrated day and night festival this summer.


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Stereo June 10th £6.50 advance (£8 door)

PLAYLIST

WE THOUGHT WE’D SHARE WITH YOU THE MELODIC SOUNDS EMANATING FROM YORK’s MUSIC VENUES THIS MONTH...

Fibbers 17th June £11.00 advance (£13 door) These indie dance-rockers are regularly compared to their American counterparts The Strokes and are now on everybody’s radar. After being courted by just about every major label they released their debut album last year, Mind Chaos, with Virgin Records and won a new army of fans after playing a stellar performance at Glastonbury. Get yourself a ticket quick and expect to instantly fall for their funky beats and raw vocals. 70

The Wave Pictures are on the cusp of getting the recognition they deserve after playing together in various forms since 1998. Now signed to Moshi Moshi records after a series of self-released albums pulled-together on a shoestring to please the strong loyal following they’ve built up from impressive live shows. Their sound is charming, playful, and uplifting – perfect for chilling out in the Summer sun. Catch them while you can at this price and in such an intimate venue.

The Duchess 9th June £10 advance (£12 door) Powers will be delivering an acoustic set full of old hits from his time as the former front man of 90s Brit poppers Cast. Delightfully cheerful and catchy as always, this set will not disappoint those looking to relive their first plays of hits such as “Walkaway”, “Sandstorm”, “Flying” and “Alright”. We’ll be the ones singing along to these anthems at the top of our lungs!


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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR BLACK POTATOES York Settlement Community Players have joined forces with script writer, Alan Combes, song writer Steve Cassidy and choreographer Katrina Flynn, to stage a brand new musical play Black Potatoes.

The story of Black Potatoes is based on a true idea by John McGlinchey, this exciting piece will be staged in November 2010, as an ensemble production in The Studio at Upstage Centre 41 Monkgate. There are also plans to take Black Potatoes on a short tour soon after.

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OPEN AUDITIONS June 10th & 13th for anyone 17 or over, female and male. Contact Director, Beryl Nairn on 01904 792723 yscp@berylnairn.plus.com MORE INFORMATION AT

blackpotatoesthemusical.co.uk or www.stevecassidy.co.uk

BOOK BEFORE THEY GO!

Ross follows the success of last year’s Grand Opera House York Thursday 2 December at 8.00pm 160 date THINGS tour – which not only

Tickets are £22.00 from box office on 0844 847 2322 or online at www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk

Recommended age 15+

PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE

York Museum Gardens Thursday 17th June, 7.00pm

ran for six weeks at London’s Apollo Theatre - but also filled arenas down under, becoming the biggest live standup comedy gig in Australian history. Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today.

Grounds open for picnics from 6.00pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Also in the Museum Gardens this summer, Beauty and the Beast.

Tickets and Information from York Museum Gardens (01904) 687 671 last years Visit York (01904) 550 099 production See Tickets (0871) 2200260 of Sense and www.seetickets.com Sensibility Adults £12 / Students and Children £8 / Families (2 Adults & 2 Children) £35 10% Discount for parties of 10 or more 72


Take two conmen at the top of their game, add a dash of adventure and mix it with a whirlwind comedy and you have the ingredients for this gripping tale. These guys have swindled millionaires all their life, but this is their last job, so it’s got to be good. With a quirky cast of Rachel Weisz, Robbie Coltrane, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo this film is an appealing combination of crime and comedy, eager to entertain.

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NATALIE MILNER’S PICK OF THE RELEASES TO BE SCREENED IN YORK’S CINEMAS THIS MONTH...

(15) From 28th May City Screen Vue Reel

New York’s most loved girlfriends are back on the big screen. Director Michael Patrick King returns to present a delectable cocktail of fashion, frolics and friendship. Pack your bags and join the girls on one of their most frivolous and entertaining adventures to date: an exotic holiday to Abu Dhabi! While the Manhattan girlfriends travel miles away from all they know, the adorably familiar cast means the film is sure to retain its recognisable charm.

(12A) From 4th June Reel City Screen

(18) From 11th June City Screen Reel

Director Michael Winterbottom examines the boundaries between desire and abuse in his adaptation of the 1952 novel by Jim Thompson. Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson’s performances contrast brilliantly with Casey Affleck’s sinister portrayal of a killer in the guise of a small town sheriff. It is a film which will make you flinch in disgust yet hold your gaze, a remarkable investigation of morality and corruption. 73


BOX OFFICE LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL 17th-19th OF CHILDRENS’ THEATRE June £5-£15

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As part of the Little Feet Festival of Childrens’ Theatre this enormously charismatic group of dancers, drummers and physical comedians seize the stage with an electrifying brand of action percussion. Infectious, inventive and utterly unique, ECHOA blurs the line between music and movement, creating a new type of performance. ‘‘…a

A PAIR OF TICKETS TO ECHOA AS PART OF THE joyful piece, full of echoes – in which each minute brings LITTLE FEET us a new experience.” Le Monde FESTIVAL! To win tickets for the show on 17th June at 7pm email ‘ECHOA’ along with your name and phone number to... hello@loveyork.org

OUR ROYAL CONGRATULATIONS...

A congratulations is in order as York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum have won one of the most prestigious awards in English Tourism for their production of The Railway Children. Their adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic tale was awarded Silver for Best Tourism Experience of the Year at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence ceremony in Brighton. So congratulations to everyone involved, you deserve the recognition!

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JOIN THE ADVENTURE... with York Theatre Royal This summer, nature is taking over York Theatre Royal and four new friends of ours would love to meet you. The foyer will become a grassy woodland, trees will sprout up from the floor and you can even enjoy a leisurely picnic on our indoor lawn! Join us as we transform the theatre into The Wind in the Willows (22 July – 21 Aug). Join Mole as he introduces you to his friends; amiable Ratty, wise Badger and infamous Mr Toad and escape into a world of river boating and adventure as you enter Toad Hall. Together they will take you on an action packed story where they battle weasels, venture in to the Wild Woods and have the odd mis-hap with motor cars. The same creative team that brought you The Railway Children have come together once more to create a magical world for all the family to enjoy. Our main house will be like nothing you have seen before, as a new stage is built allowing the audience to sit all around the action at Toad Hall. Don’t miss out on York’s event of the summer and book your tickets early for York Theatre Royal’s brand new production of The Wind in the Willows. And don’t forget when you book your tickets to pre-order your picnic box so you can make your day out at Toad Hall magical.

Mole is so excited about their new play that he has even created his own website so you don’t miss out on a second of the adventure. Visit www.beyondthewildwood.com where you will be able to follow the progress from the first design concepts to the opening night, take a sneak peak backstage and even sign up for Mole Mail. They have also been busy tweeting about their experience of the project so far. You can follow them on twitter @YorkMole @YorkRatty @YorkToad and @YorkBadger and even the evil @YorkWeasel. Tickets can be booked online at www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or call our Box Office to speak to a member of our team on 01904 623568. 75


PROMOTION

‘Cloud 9’ a seriously refreshing smoothie to pop in your picnic...

100g Strawberry yoghurt

handful of Strawberries

handful of Melon, anykind

Cranberry Juice

handful of Pineapple

Cocktail party? Add a shot of white carribean rum for a dangerously tasty cocktail

Peel, prune, and chop up all the fruit. Stick the edible bits into your blender, and use enough cranberry juice to cover the fruit then blend for 2 minutes on full power Pop it into a screw top bottle or flask and you’re good to go (it’s best drunk the same day, but it’ll last for 2 days if kept in the fridge). Yoghurt is optional but it helps to stop the smoothie settling. Or you could replace it with a wee bit of banana if you wanted.

Serves 2 - depending on the size of your hands of course :-) For more ideas check out our menu: www.xinghealth.co.uk/menu Xing, 28 The Shambles, is the w: www.xinghealth.co.uk only place in York where you can f: www.facebook.com/xingsmoothies find this amazing smoothie! t: www.twitter.com/xingsmoothies 76


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SAM’S ALMOND & PISTACHIO CHEESECAKE... Crush the Ginger nut biscuits and mix with the melted butter, then layer 1cm thick on the bottom of a cheesecake tin. (The ones with the removable base). Set in the fridge. Whip the double cream till it’s peaking and stir in the mascarpone. Sprinkle in the lemon zest, add the lemon juice, almond extract, and ground almonds. Add the icing sugar to taste depending on your sweet tooth! Stir, stir, stir! Spoon the creamy mixture onto the base and smooth out. Sprinkle the pistachios on top to decorate and put back in the fridge for at least an hour... Then devour!

INGREDIENTS... FILLING Juice and zest of 3 lemons 250g Mascarpone 250g Double cream 100g Ground Almonds A few drops of Almond extract 50g Icing sugar Handful of crushed Pistachios

BASE 1/2 packet of Ginger nut biscuits 75g Unsalted Butter

Perfect for a sunny afternoon with a glass of ‘Cloud 9’ Enjoy your cake and try to share! Sam x 77


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LOVE TO SHARE CREATIVE THINKING In addition to their commercial work in the design field, this month’s Creative Brief sponsors, Mat and Gary of LazenbyBrown have been delivering talks and workshops in Schools, Universities and Colleges around the region for some time now. Their mission is to see creativity given equal status to numeracy and literacy within the National Curriculum, particularly in secondary schools. This interest in education was formalised when LazenbyBrown were selected to become Creative Fellows of York St John University, the project was funded by CETL and saw the design duo working for over 6 months with fine art students on a project entitled ‘Public Service Announcement’. Since then they have both been commissioned by Creative Partnerships to work in schools in Hull and Goole researching and developing creativity in the curriculum, both for the staff and students. “We’ve witnessed some amazing developments in the schools we’re working with and the National Curriculum is really

Mat & Gary in the studio, photography by Jim Poyner starting to properly address the skills gap around creativity, enterprise and self-belief. At a school in Hull we worked with recently they have implemented actual ‘Creative Thinking’ lessons into their schools day - imagine that; double Creative Thinking on a friday!” said Mat. We asked them how they achieve the balance between the experimental, exploratory education work and their more commercial design practice, “for us there isn’t any tension between the two, as designers we see a lot of similarity between creativity in education and creativity in business and we find working in both environments has a really positive effect on our creative thinking as a whole - ultimately our clients all benefit from that” Gary commented.

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Last month, on 21st May, more than 20 Aviva staff from York slept rough on the streets for an evening to highlight the issue of runaway children. They were joined by 400 colleagues at simultaneous sleep outs held at Aviva offices across the country as part of their Street to School programme, which is designed to help vulnerable children get off the streets and back into education.

Armed with little more than sleeping bags, cardboard mats, and a determination to make a difference, all involved braved it through the night to add their voice to that of the Railway Children charity to help address the plight of the 100,000 children in Britain who run away from home or care every year. It is often a case of out of sight, out of mind, as runaway children keep a low profile and as a result the real extent of the issue is hidden from view for most of us. The harrowing truth is that many street children face abuse and exploitation on the streets. The great work of Railway Children, in the UK and beyond, is therefore critical to early intervention and a positive outcome. Terina Keene, Railway Children’s chief executive said: “Our partnership with Aviva will make a huge difference to children living on the streets in the UK. Our recent research ‘Off the Radar’ reveals that UK children run away from home for many reasons, just as they do in developing countries. Many of them are never reported missing and they will sleep on the streets because they are too afraid to go home. In order for us to help our most vulnerable children, it is critical that we raise awareness of their needs and their existence here in the UK.” We think you’ll agree it is an extremely worth cause so well done to everybody involved in the sleep outs. 82


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