SEPTEMBER 2010 ISSUE #7 THE LITTLE CITY WITH THE BIG HEART
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We’d like to say a big Live&Love thank you to Laura for all her hard work during her stay and for being a valuable part of the team.
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We’d also like to welcome our newest member, the lovely Sarah to the team and wish her an enjoyable first month with us!
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS OFFERED KIND WORDS OF SUPPORT, TIME, AND EFFORT, IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!
R E T T E L S ’ EDITOR John Ruskin wasn’t half right. When love and skill are combined beautiful things can happen and that couldn’t be truer this month with The York Food and Drink Festival. We’ve packed this issue full of food, fun, and frolicks for you to be getting on with until next month. Make sure you visit one of the many great events at the Festival that we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep, and support the Yorkshire food heroes that make it all possible. In keeping with the gourmet theme, we’ve put together a little recipe book for the perfect wedding with a few nudges here and there to make sure that your big day is as special as can be. You bring the love, let the professionals bring the skill, and as Mr Ruskin so wisely said... a masterpiece! So, until next time, embrace autumn before it turns into winter and we’ll be back this time next month bringing you more of what York has to offer.
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Calls for new incentive in Claudia search
Ice Factor Skating Rink Homeless for 2010 Many a Live&Love reader has added their voice to the campaign to save Ice Factor’s skating rink but even with winter fast approaching it sadly still remains homeless.
There are fresh calls to increase the reward fund for missing Claudia Lawrence fivefold as the original amount of £10,000 put up by Crimestoppers has not been enough to tempt vital witnesses. Claudia’s father Peter Lawrence along with family friend and spokesperson Martin Dales are surprised that more information hasn’t been forthcoming and now believe a larger incentive is needed.
Despite overwhelming public support to keep the annual attraction at the Eye of York by the entrance to Castle Musuem, Court officials refuse to budge, insisting the noise created by skaters causes too much disruption during cases. So far all compromise solutions put forward have been rejected by the Courts, and with an agreement looking increasingly unlikely it seems a new home will have to be found. As one of York’s most popular attractions with 45,000 skaters last Christmas, we hope common sense prevails.
Claudia was 35 when she disappeared in March last year and she still remains at the forefront of our thoughts. It is for this reason that we have decided to donate our back cover to the appeal. If you have information that could help the investigation, however insignificant it might seem, phone North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 247 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
York Flooded With Goodwill And Kindness The whole city was smiling ear to ear on Friday 13th August as celebrations took place for Spontaneous Acts of Kindness Day.
Redevelopment For City’s De Grey Rooms York Theatre Royal has been given the green light by the City of York Council’s planning committee to expand into the vacant De Grey Rooms next door. The Grade-II listed building is now set to be transformed from its previous home of the Tourist Information Centre into a centre for school and youth theatre workshops. The costume hire department The redeveloped building will also create further space for a costumemaking workshop, costume storage and costume hire which is currently housed in Walmgate.
The initiative dreamed up by York’s Volunteer Centre saw a number of fun activities across the city aimed at spreading positive vibes starting with a mass Tai Chi class on Parliament Street, followed by a whole host of, gift making, skill sharing, clothes swapping and much, more. Alongside these goodwill ‘tasters’ local voluntary organisations were on hand to promote the hundreds of voluntary opportunities York boasts. We want to hear from our readers that took part in the day. Share your experience on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ liveandloveyork
Employees of the theatre have been fundraising over recent months to pay for a wheelchair lift to improve accessibility for the whole community to the workshops.
LOVE BEING LOCAL ... GOOD WORK PEOPLE OF YORK
It’s official. You’re awesome.
Hooray! York has been named the friendliest place to live in the UK beating Cambridge, Edinburgh and Newcastle. After questioning 3,000 people in the UK about the friendliness of their community and neighbourhoods, York triumphed in top spot. Pat on the backs to us!
Because of the sociable chaps we are, according to poll a typical day in York households consists of neighbourly chats when getting the milk off the doorstep and greeting the postman by his first name, then heading down to the local for a friendly pint with the landlord. Cliche... maybe. Being friendly and smiling has been widely linked to good health and living longer, so I guess us ‘Yorkies’ will be immortal. So, be proud of the warm natured city we live in, and welcome the millions of visitors who come to York every year with a wide friendly smile
BUT WE KNEW ALL ALONG...
The icing on the cake was provided by Polly in an email to Live&Love Towers...
Visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/livenadloveyork and tell us why you love York
I just wanted to say how friendly and welcoming the shop assistants are in York. Having moved here from Berkshire I can enjoy shopping again, and in the ‘young’ shops too - places I was clearly not welcome in the Thames Valley. I’ve had queries answered in Orange, helpful advice in JB sports, girly clothes chat in Mango, and welcoming smiles everywhere - and considering I travel into York on my over 60s bus pass I think this is a great credit to the young people of York. Thank you to you all.
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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. www.facebook.com/liveandloveyork
UNEXPECTED JOYS? Clare Marie Hookem “Reading Allen Carr’s EASYWAY to stop smoking and ridding myself of the evil nicotine monster. It really works, I am very, very happy!”
Rebecca Johnson “Mastering elderflower icing on my first attempt.”
Rachael Robson “Finding £10 in an old pair of trousers!”
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Andrew Jones “Winning two competitions simultaneously on the same day!”
Rachel Diver “When you’re waiting ages in traffic to get out of a junction and someone lets you out” 9
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17th - 26th September 2010
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Parliament Street is the place to be during the festival with the Fountain Cafe playing host to the wonderful Grazing Cafe amongst many other events throughout the week, so make sure you don’t miss out!
With continental, Yorkshire and ethnic food on offer there is something for every palette at the Grazing Café. You can meet the producers at most of the daily events like ‘Eat The Landscape’ on September 18th. Each day there will also be cookery demonstrations with Slow Food taste workshops that are well worth a visit. Full programme at: yorkfoodfestival.com
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Come 5 o’clock the is Beer Tent is incorporated into Café to become one big family orientated area that will provide much-needed refreshments to complement the food.
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Speed Nibbling and Speed Debating (£6) Eat the Landscape Latin Night The Y Factor (Have 3 minutes of fame) Drinks Night (£5.00 on door, £3.00 online) (Sample local beers, cocktails and wines) Sample the Arts (Extracts from Romeo and Juliet to Choirs and Dance groups) Harvest the Garden (Mass chutney making - bring your empty jam jars! - vegetable curries and other dishes. Learn about ‘Gorilla gardening’) Food and Health Afro Caribbean (Steel pan lessons and Ghanaian curry form part of this mixed Afro Caribbean night)
The “Yorkshire Food Heroes” theme of this year’s Food & Drink Festival echoes the philosophy of two of the city’s n’s Restaurant and favourite eateries, Melto n’s Too. Their its sister bar & bistro Melto and regional commitment to seasonal long-standing produce, together with a finest homemade passion for creating the ir success and a food is at the heart of the encourage far message they are keen to and wide.
As well as owner Michael Hjort and his staff taking an active role in the organisation and running of the festival, Melton’s Too on Walmgate is also hosting a few events of its own.
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Highlights at Melton’s Too: 17th-26th Sept - Introduction to Wine 17th-26th Sept - Slow Food Taste Workshops 19th Sept - Portuguese Wine with Sunday Lunch
Full programme at: yorkfoodfestival.com
Beyond the 10-day Festival, and in addition to Melton Too’s seasonal menus, you can also enjoy their regular acoustic nights and quarterly Yorkshire produce festivals that feature a dishes based upon a particular theme – this year has seen Pies & Puddings, Lobster, Asparagus, Game themes. 13
E T A L O C O H C Thousands of people are employed in the manufacture of confectionery in York, as it’s home to Quaker chocolatiers, Rowntrees, and Terry’s. This year the city is to mark that heritage with a celebration of chocolate. The York Food Festival is bringing high quality artisan chocolate centre stage, running a ‘Chocolate Day’ in the Market, daily chocolate demonstrations at 5pm in the Festival market place and the Festival launch event will be a chocolate show in the historic Guildhall. Meanwhile there is a “Big City Read” project in the run up to the Festival, centered on the contemporary novel ‘Chocolat’. Slow Food Chocolate Taste Workshop with Little Pretty Things Sunday 26th September 4.00pm at Melton’s Too A Comparative Chocolate Taste Workshop, in association with Little Pretty Things and Slow Food North Yorkshire. Come and learn about chocolate from the bean to the bar, from single estate to blends, with Sophie Jewett.
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Our Favourites Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting with the Ministry of Chocolate, Friday 17th, 5pm, Parliament Street The Chocolate Fountain Market: Tuesday 21st, from 9am A Taste of History Saturday 25th, 6.00pm at York Castle Museum Savoury Cooking with Chocolate with The Cooking Room’s resident tutor Keith Miller, Sunday 26th, 5pm
THE CHOCOLATE LAUNCH EV ENT: FRIDAY 17T H SEPT, 7PM
‘Town and Gown’ Lecture at York St John University Monday 20th September, 6.30pm ‘KIT KAT - Building a global brand’
In 1935, KIT KAT started life in a York factory and is now celebrating its 75th anniversary in September 2010, with one billion KIT KAT’s produced in York each year, as well as being Nestlé’s biggest global confectionery brand. Refreshments will be served from 5.45pm and following the lecture. Tickets are free and can be booked at www.yorksj.ac.uk/town&gown or by calling 01904 876990
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Zotter is the only manufacturer in Europe to produce exclusively Organic & Fairtrade chocolate from bean-tobar. Josef Zotter regularly visits Latin America from where he sources his beans and where he has helped set up the “Cocoa against Poverty” project.
This wonderful deli located in the heart of the city centre is perfect for handmade lunchtime treats or for picking up the best local ingredients for your own master creation, including olives, meats, pâtés, and 40+ cheeses.
The result of all this effort is his wonderful selection of chocolate. Almonds with Grappa Raisins, Black Cherries with Vanilla, Pear sprinkled with Cloves or Scotch Whisky. These are just a few of the choices available!
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For delicious range of home cooked food and carefully selected local product head to Tarts & Titbits on Gillygate. Choose from one of their famous lunchtime sandwiches, create your own, or try one of their exciting new creations including:
Bombay Egg (curry dhal, mango, egg) The Yorkie sandwich (local cheddar with homemade chutney) Fluffanutter (marshmallow fluff and peanut butter)
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WE ASKED YOU FOR YOUR COMFORT FOOD OF CHOICE... WHAT MAKES ALL YOUR TROUBLES MELT AWAY?
LIVE&LOVE “Midnight fish finger sandwich with ketchup, and Ben&Jerry’s icecream for afters! It’s a deadline tradition!”
DANIEL DONNOR “Comfort food has to be a gamekeepers sandwich, so yummy, decadent, filling and homely, a little like a great big hug from your favourite nutty aunt.” DAVID K SMITH “Predictable, but without doubt - Roast beef, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, gravy and horseradish sauce.”
RACHEL TITLEY “Chocolate trifle.” LYNN FULTON “Mashed potatoes with cheese.” ANDRAEA ZAMBAKIDES “Cheese on toast. Win.” KRYSTYNA GRYBAS “My Grandma’s homemade stew and dumplings, yummy.” HELEN DUNN “Dippy eggs and soldiers.. made by my mam.” 18
KAREN ISAAKS “Eton mess!”
JO LITTLE “Fish finger sarnie.” NATALIE ALEXANDRA DANIELLE WARD “Sausage, mash and Heinz spaghetti!” KIRSTY HALLIDAY “Bangers ‘n’ mash with lots of onion gravy. Mmmmmm!”
CHARLIE ELLIOTT “Chocolate hobnobs. In abundance. Or cold mashed potato with ketchup!”
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“One day no one knew of it and the next everyone was recommending it to me! You will find it hidden above the Bottle alcohol shop and if you are after a traditional attic bar with a twist then definitely make a trip there. I love the old, wonky beams and artistic waxy candles. My favourite table is the cubby hole with the sofa, but it has a rather scary wild boar fur hanging over you!” Hannah
Real Freshly Squeezed lemonade Stand “The stand wanders around town, I’m never quite sure where I will see it next! It’s so refreshing, and great to see that the tradition still remains.” Robert YORK’S LITTLE POP UP STANDS ADD SO MUCH CHARM AND CHARACTER SO SUPPORT THEM AND IN THIS CASE ENJOY A FRESH LEMONADE
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“Bath bombs that look like cupcakes - my idea of heaven! It is the perfect place for presents, or for treating yourself. The whole shop looks edible, it is so intriguing.” Rebecca 20
Big thanks to Natalie Milner for words and interviews
THE YORK ADDRESSES WE LOVE AND TRUST AS RECOMMENDED BY OUR LOVELY READERS
Little Red Boats On the riverside by Skeldergate Bridge, York
“It was a little adventure wasn’t it! I got to steer the boat and follow the map with all the bridges on which they give you. It was a unique way to view York and I would advise everyone to have a go!” Poppy
The China Journey to the East Exhibition at York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
“Catch the end of the exhibition which has been running from 22nd May and will leave York on 5th September. The show displays 3,000 years of Chinese culture and is part of the British Museum tour. It was a great cultural insert to a day out in York, and was free, so we could wander around and even go back later. There were prints and cloths, but personally I loved the photos.” Simon
Theatre Royal’s Outdoor Café Bar St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD
“The theatre has a lovely garden café which is hidden from the road behind the bushes. It is great for a drink before or after a show, or even just relaxing on a Saturday afternoon in the sun.” George 21
Wanting juicy lemons that tantalise your taste buds? There are basketfuls to be found at Le Langhe, literally. You can select your very own set of handpicked fruit and veg from the broad choice available. Le Langhe, Peasholme Green, £3.60 per Kg
BASKET CASE They make a lovely wedding gift and are the perfect equipment for digging into those knickerbockerglories, these heart shaped spoons would be the prettiest cutlery on your table. Only £4.50 each. Mulberry hall, Stonegate
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Every resident and visitor to the city should sample at least one flavour of macaroon from Betty’s Tea Room. Lemon and raspberry are our personal favourites. Betty’s, St Helens Square
If you can’t get hold of some fresh lemonade then enjoy the crisp, cold, bubbly goodness of a cloudy Fentimans Victorian Lemonade. There is something so very vintage about this drink. It’ll whisk you off to sunnier times when the last slice of cake hadn’t just been eaten.
In keeping with our gourmet theme here is this month’s pick of tasty treats and products to make your mouth water...
APRON STRINGS Sport this apron whilst cooking in the kitchen, and pottering with the pans. It will brighten up your day despite the weather. Wild Hart, Stonegate, £20
KISS THE CAKE HOLE
No more soggy cheese and pickle sandwiches, oh no. The watertight, microwavable magic container that has the ability to house pasta, pizza, noodles, salads and if you really do want that pickle sandwich it will accept that too. £15.50, Snowhome, Gillygate
Are you feeling naughty but nice? Perfect for sharing with friends and for girly sleepover parties, this delightful little gift set contains four petit pots of juicy and creamy lip gloss styled in the shape of your favourite pattiserie pleasure. £7.99 from ...give the dog a bone, Fossgate
Oatifix face mask from Lush fixes your face with oats, bananas and illipe butter. It cleans and softens dry and sensitive skin with a mouthwatering scent, it really does smell good enough to eat! £4.95
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To celebrate of the autumn/winter fashion season we’ve teamed up Britain’s Next Top Model Live to give away 5 pairs of tickets for the event at ExCel in London’s Docklands, from 22nd – 24th October 2010. Based on the hugely successful international reality TV show - presented by international supermodel Elle McPherson - Britain’s Next Top Model Live is set to be London’s biggest fashion and Beauty fix, and the essential event for this season’s trends.
When there you’ll be able to indulge yourself in the Champagne Bar, free hair and beauty makeovers in the Powder Room, access to top industry experts at the Style Icon Workshops, and take a seat at the stunning 45-minute Catwalk Show featuring the girls from the latest series. And for all aspiring models amongst our readers, there will be the Casting Couch where scouts will be seeking out new faces for their future fashion and beauty campaigns, and even the chance to enter Living TV’s Britain’s Next Top Model Series 7 in 2011.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, answer the following question: Who presents the TV show Britain’s Next Top Model? Answers to email@example.com More info at www.bntmlive.com
WIN a York W edding worth over £15,000 for 2011
WE NOW HAVE A COMPLETED WEDDING PACKAGE WORTH OVER £15000 THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT PRIZE TO WIN NOT ONLY FOR A WEDDING BUT ALSO FOR WEDDING RENEWALS AND BLESSINGS.
The Wedding beautiful ball gown - photographer cake - flowers - favours - cars chaircovers - grooms wear stationary chocolate fountain hair and makeup - lingerie. The Ramada Jarvis Fairfield Manor of York have kindly donated their beautiful hotel to complete our wedding package. All put together with our wedding designer and many more prizes still coming in.
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The Pink Ball
The winning ticket will be drawn on the 9th October 2010 and the lucky winner will have exclusive tickets to our Win a York Wedding Pink Ball on the 16th October. They will be presented with the ticket followed by a great evening hosted by the Ramada Jarvis Fairfield Manor to include a fantastic Abba tribute band and lots of raffle prizes to be won. TICKETS TO THE PINK BALL: £55 per person £500 per table
Fantastic opportunity to win services from some of Yorks leading wedding providers for only £5 .To Buy tickets to win this magnificent party: tickets available online or at The Bridal Lounge of York/York Digital Image or contact Angie 07971234824. www.winayorkwedding.co.uk 25
The most important thing to remember is that when made with love and care, you can expect a masterpiece. Only use the best ingredients that blend together to form a smooth, well balanced day!
Create your own fabulously chocolatey hen party with a difference, join Little Pretty Things to learn about the wonders of chocolate and create your own â€œLittle Pretty Thingsâ€? to take home and show off, share or just indulge in yourself.
SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 10am - 3pm
Take a day to explore this magnificent hidden wedding venue, meet suppliers and talk with their wedding co-ordinators about your individual requirements.
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Location is everything so we’ve selected a few for you to consider. From historical locations like Barley Hall and Merchant Adventurers’ Hall to the modern Marriott Hotel there’s something to suit all tastes! How about a vintage inspired wedding at The Black Swan Hotel with mismatched china, finger sandwiches, and Rose Champagne? Charming.
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It’s not just the dress that makes the day, consider what goes underneath too! With all the exercise you’ve been doing with the Wedding Dancer (pg31) in preparation for that all important first dance, you’ll be sleek, feeling sexy and ready to show off that lovely body in some classy underwear. It really makes a difference and you’ll feel much more confident knowing that your special day’s style doesn’t stop with the dress!
York is graced with an array of beautiful bridal boutiques for you to peruse at your leisure. Finding that perfect dress is a bit like when you found your husband... you just know. With so many styles and variations available on the market, it’s a good idea to swap up with some bridal magazines and take them with you to show the lovely ladies who’ll be delicately trussing you up in their gowns. It can be a very emotional experience too so make sure you skimp on the eye make-up and take some tissues so you can compose yourself when it all gets a little too much.
For gorgeous collections and beautiful bridal lingerie, Elizabeth Wells offers the perfect personal experience for all sizes upto a J cup. Have the wedding party fitted in the comfort of your own home with our new mobile service and treat your bridesmaids, to some bespoke lettered, and handmade silk knickers or eye masks as a thank you on the big day.
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Love, Love, Love this beige ‘Kate’ jumpsuit from Reiss, perfect for a town wedding – I’ve teamed with skyscraper heels from Moda in Pelle and think that chunky jewellery would finish this city chic look off.
THE WEDDING GUEST with Clare Brownlee
Never have I known a year for so many engagements and weddings, but as far as I can tell, the bride has it relatively easy with her made to measure, one off gown! ... Meanwhile, us mere guests are left fighting to find the perfect outfit which needs to fulfil a whole other criteria; not too short, not too long, not too casual, not too much like a night on the town, not white, not black and most of all, different from what your 20 friends (also invited) will be wearing…. Oh, and all at a reasonable price! So, I have once again scoured York’s high street for you, and here are some great choices...
I couldn’t resist these fabulous wide leg floaty trousers from Topshop – they come in dove grey and cream and are the perfect alternative to a dress, if you don’t fancy getting your pins out. Balance out the width, with a slim fitting top like this one from River Island, add lots of pearls, your hair in a top knot and Carrie Bradshaw would be proud!
This Preistleys vintage floral dress from Sarah Coggles ticks all the right boxes, and I’ve given it a 50’s twist by adding some beautiful claret coloured suede pumps from LK Bennett that bring the print alive. Just head down to Purple Haze for a shiny Kelly bag to top this look off.
For all those grooms to be and discerning Live&Love readers, local tailors ‘Mullen and Mullen’ are just around the corner available at Upper 10. Attention to detail is their speciality and a bespoke service will ensure you look and feel the part on your big day (or indeed any day). Brothers Dominic and Damien Mullen have over 10 years tailoring experience between them, and are passionate about making sure you leave with the best investment for you. From a tailor made suit in the finest worsted cloths, to 100’s of amazing linings to suit any wedding colour scheme, it’s the little things that really make all the difference and this is the place to go. Even the smallest details that make or break an outfit are considered, such as buttonhole stitching, special monograms, and the perfect waistcoat to complete the look. Fittings can take place in their store close to York Minster, or in the convenience of your own home. You’ll also be able to choose from a range of bespoke shirts, and quality accessories such as cufflinks and watches to make sure everything is ready for that special day.
Number 16 High Petergate York YO1 7EH 01904 633049
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THE WEDDING GUEST with Clare Brownlee Well boys, the obligatory suit and shirt are a good bet for your wedding guest outfit, but that’s no excuse to be lazy. Pay attention to the details and you’ll be noticed for all the right reasons. •Tweak the trend and dapper the day’s style by buttoning up that top button. •Don’t you dare unfold those jeans from that pile for the day •Always, always, always iron your clothes and polish your shoes •Yes, a splash of coloured accessories will brighten your outfit up, but wild colors and prints are a definite NO.
Wear slim fitting, on-trend tailored trousers that took into the ankle at perfect height like these ones from ASOS. They won’t look out of place in the office either, so bonus points for the trousers!
Not a summer hue yet not a autumnal shade, it’s both! Guaranteeing you multiple wears throughout the year. For weddings this classic neat-fitting shirt from Sarah Coggles definitely ticks the box. Head to Mullen and Mullen for a vast array of colours to take you into winter.
Heading into chillier months, obviously dark shades are appropriate as well as wool. Suits and blazers with fitted trousers, or perhaps a cashmere v-neck sweater with a shirt and tie combination would fit the bill. To create a more edgy approach to your outfit add on accessories, no not necklaces and rings, I’m talking shiny cufflinks, coloursplashed scarves and those ‘grandfathers’ timeless sunglasses (if your so lucky to have a sneak peak of sunshine).
Hello little splatter of colour onto a grey array, these quirky cute miniature mini cufflinks from Paul Smith can add a touch of class to an otherwise lackluster outfit.
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Another great reason to shop at Fenwick York has arrived this month in the form of Hugo Boss Men’s Black range on their Ground floor. The stylish new collection includes the very best casual wear, formal wear, outerwear and accessories you need to kit out your autumn/winter wardrobe.
SAY HELLO. Hugo Boss Black has arrived in Fenwick
Styles Just In for the Men... LEFT TO RIGHT: CREW, SUPERDRY.
NEW WARDROBE. If that isn’t enough temptation to treat yourself, they have just introduced interest free credit for 3 months to help you spread the cost of your new wardrobe.
The department store on Coppergate also welcomes favourites such as Lyle & Scott, Crew, Fred Perry, and Hunters to their growing portfolio of designer brands. The good news doesn’t stop there as their existing fashion collections from brands such as Barbour, Gant, Ralph Lauren, and Super Dry are also sporting bigger ranges. Fenwicks is also home to one of the biggest selections of fragrances and grooming products in the city, so it’s the perfect destination for embracing a confident stylish you.
Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WY. 01904 643322
Welcome TK MAXX
Just as the first autumn/winter buys hit the rails, we welcome a new face to York’s high street in the form of TK Maxx. Its new ‘Woman’ store’ promises to be a shopping paradise for women on the hunt for a new outfit or even a wardrobe overhaul. Pick up a bargain like these tan satchels from just £16.99! There’s nearly 15,000 square feet of big name labels with up to 60% off the RRP, and a dedicated seating area for boyfriends and husbands, because it’s really hard work watching women shop... apparently.
Opening on September 2nd, the former Boots store on Coney Street has been transformed with a boutiquey feel creating a more intimate shopping experience. This is a new concept for TK Maxx and one that looks set to delight the fashionistas amongst our readers.
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With a typical TK Maxx store taking stock of an incredible 10,000 new items each week, it seems as if regular trips will be in order to pick up the latest bargain in top brand apparel, accessories, shoes and lingerie. If you’re a regular shopper at the Monks Cross store, fear not… whilst the new store will only sell ladieswear, its Monks Cross cousin will continue to offer the full TK Maxx range including menswear, kidswear and homeware. HEAD TO CONEY STREET, YORK ON 2 SEPTEMBER!
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FINE KNITS – Perfect to take you between seasons, add a touch of glamour with embellished shoulders like this Jaeger wool jumper LACE – Fashion falls in love with lace, team this LK Bennett cardigan with skirt or trousers to add a touch of romance to your outfit LK Bennett Cardi RRP £155.00 D.O. £75.00
Jaeger Jumper RRP £125.00 D.O. £75.00
Margaret Howell Jacket RRP £545.00 D.O. £325.00 Margaret Howell Cardi RRP £185.00 D.O. £110.00
MINIMALISM – combine simplicity and luxury to elegant effect in the new pared down chic. Margaret Howell have a great collection of simple designs in black, navy and grey to get this look.
“A polkadot print is always in style. I really love her statement belt with the unusual shell clasp.”
“Simplistic and chic – a black blazer done well adds a smart edge to any look. I particularly like her printed trousers and chunky gold necklace!”
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‘L’ CHECKS OUT YOUR LOOKS THIS MONTH AS YOU’RE SWANNING AROUND YORK “This girl is cute as a button in her neutral toned outfit. The knitted cardie, floral shorts and adorable shoes scream pixie chic.”
“A truly retro ‘blast from the past’ vibe with the print and cut of this outfit.”
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It’s a question that has long perplexed men… what it is the difference between a £15 haircut and one twice the price?
e spoke to high-end men’s hairdressing salon Cube for men and a panel of their clientele to find the answer. In short, in seems most comparisons are redundant. Truth be told, the old purveyors of a good haircut for around the £10-15 mark are a rare breed. Sure a quick in-and-out job is probably ok when you’re at school but as you enter the big bad world of work where first impressions count it pays to invest in yourself. Enter a new generation of ultra chic male hairdressers offering a more holistic grooming experience. We’re told the haircut itself is only part of the jigsaw. Let’s start with the ambience and hospitality. For a few pounds extra, you can swap long queues and intimidating chats with inexperienced stylists who insist on enforcing their trademark short-back-and-sides cut on your poor head, and instead be enjoying a cold beverage or hot drink in the lounge area of a
penthouse inspired salon before a full consultation for the new you undertaken by somebody who takes real pride in what they do. For those of us longing for some escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this kind of chilled-out experience is almost priceless. Then comes the cut itself, which is more craftsmanship than conveyor belt. You’ll receive a detoxifying shampoo and scalp massage before having full access to their extensive repertoire of styles, from recreating a latest trend to reviving a timeless classic, that are
Call and book a free consultation www.cubehairdressing.com 18 Swinegate, York, YO1 8AZ 01904 655131 or book online
consistently executed to their high standards by a senior stylist - all of whom have at least 10 years experience. Next the complementary services came under the spotlight. At Cube you have an extensive menu of grooming treatments and essentials to choose from, including traditional wet shaves, colouring, thinning hair solutions, and styling advice. It seems the environment in which these treatments are available is equally important as Cube regulars feel comfortable in this “home-from-home”.
So, the old maxim appears to be true,you really do get what you pay for.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your hairdresser we have teamed up with Cube Hair to offer our readers a rather special deal. For one month only,
treat yourself to a haircut from one of their expert stylists for 25% off their
normal rates (so that’s £24 for a shampoo, cut, and finish). Simply cut-out and bring in this voucher (or wave your copy of the magazine) to take advantage of this offer. Terms: Valid for a single cut for new customers only during September
CULTURE VULTURE CALENDAR THE PEACE FESTIVAL PLAYLIST THE BIG SCREEN BOX OFFICE CREATIVE BRIEF FRESHERS
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Lanterns Wood on The Lake 10am-5pm Basement Castle 8pm-11pm Howard
Silver Screen Week at Fairfax House 26th Sept3rd Oct
and Juliet York Theatre Royal till 10th-25th Sept
Fountain Market Parliament Street
through the Ages 7.30pmMidnight Barley hall
3 Fibbers 4
Grand TK MAXX Re-opening opens its 7.30pm doors
York Peace Festival Rowntree Park
York national York book fair 12pm Cycling to 7pm – York Festival Racecourse
17York 18 Pork pie
& Cider Festival of Food & festival, Drink Kicks Monkgate 1-11pm off!
Afro Harvest the Macmillan worlds Caribbean Garden Parliament biggest Night coffee Street Parliament morning Street from 5pm from 5pm October’s Live&Love arrives in York
York Festival of Cycling
The line-up of activities and displays looks set to eclipse last year’s inaugural Festival that attracted 10,000 people across the two days. We spoke to organisers Get Cycling to bring you a preview of what’s on show together with our highlights...
The weekend of September 11th & 12th sees the return of York Festival of Cycling at Rowntree Park. 3 BIKE TRY-OUT AREAS (each with its own theme)
This is your chance to try out a selection of 50 designs, from the latest utility bikes to tandems and ecentric 7-seater megabikes. Definitely one for the children and those of us who are still big kids deep down! There will be sessions tailored to different audiences throughout the weekend and a DJ hosting the track.
SCALEXTRIC RACING GAMES
KMX KART TRACK
We’ve all seen the odd KMX recumbent tricycles on the road, now it’s your turn to try them out on a safe track. A cross between a bicycle and a gokart they are extremely popularly amongst teenagers and adults.
This seems almost too good to be true... pedaling away on an exercise bike against your friends will power cars around the scalextric track. The experience comes complete with a race commentator and prizes for the top racers!
CYCLING STUNT SHOW
Watch on as a selection of the best stunt riders in the country wow the crowds with their unbelievable skills. Not to be tried at home!
Here you'll be able to find out more about local cycling initiatives and clubs, and shop until your heart's content! more info at www.yorkfestivalofcycling.org.uk
Don’t miss out on a one-way ticket to Cairo for a haunting Halloween party with a difference.
Death on Departure is a not-to-be-missed Egyptian themed murder mystery night, with laughs, screams and merriment aplenty. After an arrival drinks reception and sumptuous four course dinner service, the mystery of ‘The Curse of the Mummy’s Daddy’ will unravel. Those who survive will be able to then dance the night away with our deathly disco.
Saturday 30 October 2010 Price: £49.99pp
Make Contact: A free event for young professionals Thursday 16 September, 6pm The Living Room, Bridge Street If you’re keen to network with other professionals in York, then why not pop on down to the next Make-York event. They specialise in relaxed, informal networking events that tend to attract 50 to 100 people all looking to meet fellow professionals and possibly even drum up a little business. The next event is a free one at The Living Room on Thursday 16 September, from 6pm.
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LTREE PARK A V I T S E F N W E O R C PEA Sunday 5th September 11am -7pm This year, the Festival has so much on offer including two live music stages, a dance area, exhibitions, street theatre, a cabaret tent and delicious food from around the world complete with vintage tea parties and picnics. They’ll have market stalls, a chill out area, children’s play and entertainment area and some good old fashioned games for all the family.
After a short break, York Peace Festival is back and ready to celebrate its 25th birthday!
WE’LL BE THERE SO LOOK OUT FOR THE LIVE&LOVE STALL!
A COMMUNITY EVENT.. The Peace Festival is a community event that inspires and empowers people to be more at peace with themselves, others and the environment. It receives no funding or sponsorship and runs solely on the generosity of those involved. Everyone who takes part in any way, does it for nothing, purely out of the goodness of their heart!
THE MISSION After 25 years, the Festival’s mission is still the same - to raise awareness on world and local issues and to provide an event that can showcase and support local ethical businesses, community organisations,
charities and traditional arts & crafts. The festival also creates a perfect platform for artists to show off their skills, for people to find inspiration, to get creative, get involved and take away something positive to apply in their everyday life.
We’re pleased to see York’s nightlife receiving a major boost this summer in the for m of a new clubbing powerhouse. Say hello to Tokyo Industries.
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e-over having Fibbers to a much needed mak Tokyo Industries is treating en on 3rd reop to music venue and it is set recently purchased the live string of top a ws follo The Courteeners. Then September as it plays host to
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Fibbers 16th & 17th Sept SOLD OUT
WE THOUGHT WE’D SHARE WITH YOU THE MELODIC SOUNDS EMANATING FROM YORKS MUSIC VENUES THIS MONTH...
York Britpop heroes Shed Seven are treating their fans to two 20th anniversary gigs at the newly refurbished Fibbers mid-month. Expect an electrifying atmosphere as every one of the lucky ticket holders sings along to hits such as Chasing Rainbows, Getting Better, Ocean Pie, and Going For Gold.
The Duchess 5th Sept £6 (£5 adv) Stereo 12th Sept £5 (£4 adv) This special charity event is the brainchild of Gemma Holloway who is bringing together a collection of York’s best unsigned acts to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Support this great initiative and enjoy an evening being entertained by eight great local acts for only £5.
Originating from their time at Leeds University but now based in Berlin, The Pattern Theory are bringing their brand of experimental rock to Stereo this month. Labelled by The Guardian as “very promising, like Yo La Tengo in mellow mode doing an Ali Farka Toure tribute.”
THE BIG SCREEN
Enter the cosy English countryside and follow Tamara Drewe as she causes a stir. Tamara’s return to the idyllic village leaves her tangled in a love triangle which inevitably involves all the locals. Think The Holiday crossed with The Vicar of Dibly and you’ve found the heart of this film. From the director of The Queen this is a British comedy which will leave you with that warm feeling inside, just like a good cup of tea.
(PG) 24th Sept Reel
NATALIE MILNER’S PICK OF THE RELEASES TO BE SCREENED IN YORK’S CINEMAS THIS MONTH...
13th Sept Vue, City Screen
This unique event will allow you to see Stephen Fry live, via satellite, from the Royal Festival Hall. A rare opportunity to gain a sneak preview of Fry’s new volume of autobiography: The Fry Chronicles. Share the experience with thousands of others across the country on the big screen while munching your popcorn!
Liz Gilbert forces herself out of a rut and takes us on a tale of self discovery. Reaching as far as Italy, India and Bali our leading lady detaches herself from her former life and uncovers her ability to live free from all her successes, and attachments, back home. The combination of strikingly colourful shots with Julia Roberts’ inspiring performance brings alive these true memoirs. A story which depicts the freedom of life if only you will take a leap into the unknown.
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Tue 14 - Wed 15 September Theatre Royal £5 Yorkwrite is a product of the ongoing collaboration between local writers, directors and actors, which sees three new plays take to the stage this month.
Pilot Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal 10 - 25 September William Shakespeare’s love story Romeo & Juliet is brought into the 21st century by award winning theatre company Pilot Theatre. Dangerous rivalries and secret loves are vividly brought to life in a fast moving and contemporary telling of this celebrated story. With stunning visuals and cutting edge soundtrack, this production will inspire and enthuse audiences of all ages with its exuberance, poetry and thrilling action. To get an insider’s view of the show’s creation, from auditions to rehearsals and set designs, visit www.youkissbythebook.com
Portrait of an Incendiary Chris Green’s Portrait of an Incendiary is set in Bedlam Asylum in the 1830s and imagines an encounter between two brothers. Table Number 9 Sara Murphy’s Table Number Nine shows two friends meeting again after losing touch for thirty years. They share a café with two younger women who pity them. Knock Helen Cadbury’s Knock comes from a story she heard about two young people trying to have a relationship while locked up in an adolescent offenders’ unit. If the lure of three original scripts isn’t enough in itself to tempt you along, all the proceeds from Yorkwrite’s ticket sales will go towards the York Theatre Royal Access For All Fund.
Grand Opera House 16-18 September ÂŁ17.25 - ÂŁ25.50 Inspector Morse takes to the stage in Autumn 2010 in an all-new murder mystery, House of Ghosts. By special arrangement with author Colin Dexter and starring Colin Baker (from Dr Who fame) as Morse and Alma Cullen (the writer behind four of the hugely successful ITV episodes), the loveable detective will be at work in York for four shows as part of an extensive nationwide tour.
I Since Oxford undergraduate days, Morse has regarded theatre director Laurence Baxter as the only truly evil man he has ever met. So what happens when, twenty-odd years later, Morse finds Baxter at the centre of a murder case that involves the on-stage death of a young actress? Find out at Grand Opera House from 16 September.
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CELEBRATING ABILITEveYnt. Paralympics Wednesday22nd September. Hosted by York St John, and organised by Yorkshire Gold, this Paralympics event is based upon the themesof sporting, business and culture and will be in celebration of the talent involving disabled and non-disabled young people. There will also be a musical performance by the UKâ€™s only singing and signing choir, Accessible Arts and Media.
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York St John University Campus.
“I have loved every moment of my first year at St Peter’s School Sixth Form. I think one of the reasons for this was the thrill I got from receiving a Bursary to study my A Levels here – which for me felt like I had won the lottery! Studying just the subjects I want to study is a real treat and I find myself looking forward to every lesson. The lessons themselves are more challenging, but the teachers treat you differently and more like an equal. The change of learning style from being spoon fed to having to think for yourself is really helping me to
broaden my horizons and I am already thinking of applying to Universities I would have never even considered. Another huge advantage of studying at St Peter’s is the access to plenty of extra-curricular activities. From high quality music and drama performances and outstanding art and Sport departments there is always plenty to try. I feel very fortunate to have another year here and I would recommend anyone to apply for a bursary to come here too.” - A St Peter’s Bursary Pupil
Bursary Information Evening - Wednesday 15th September at 6.30 pm www.st-peters.york.sch.uk
18th & 19th September
Community Art at York Art Gallery Territories is York Art Gallery’s community arts programme. Over the past year they have worked with 17 different community organisations to provide artist led creative workshops for over 400 local people. On the weekend of the 18th and 19th September, you will have the chance to view a selection of art produced in these workshops in the Studio Learning Space at York Art Gallery. The works on display are produced from a range of materials including clay, paint, fabric and light and are responses to art work already in the gallery. Even if you’ve never been to an art gallery before, they are welcoming everyone to come along and meet and work with artists, and also have the opportunity to learn new skills.
Another unique exhibition at York art gallery this month is ‘Hats’. The Autumn show raises questions about why we wear certain hats, and when the appropriate situation is to do so. Exploring the subject, there are displays of headwear in various paintings and drawings by artists such as Barbara Hepworth and William Etty, including hats from the collections at York Museums Trust. 18 September 2010 – 23 January 2011 Exhibition open daily 10am - 5pm Admission free 60
AUTUMN COLLECTION ONE NOT TO BE MISSED!
FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER BAR LANE STUDIOS MICKLEGATE 7-9PM
Revolving Gallery will be showcasing their third contemporary art exhibition with a selection of both London based and local artists On 1st October. This will take place at the new Bar Lane Studios in the Micklegate area of York from 7 to 9 pm.
York based artist Emma, likes to create in her paintings, something that seems familiar to the viewer and touches or illuminates a shared experience or emotion.
Continuing to have a selection of original works, produced to the highest standard, this ‘event-based’ gallery will once again have a range of styles exhibited to suit everyone’s taste. This time, it will be an all female affair with the impressive line-up of artists consisting of:
A mixed media collage artist, exploring the themes of childhood, time and space.
Inspired by ‘the detail of a moment, curious shadows, abstract movements, textures and memories’.
Believing it is ‘all about the art’, the team at Revolving Gallery have arranged for the artists to be in attendance at the preview event on Friday, so their artwork can be explained, understood and appreciated. Admission is free, so if you would like to come along and meet the artists, have a glass of wine and enjoy art in a relaxed environment, please call in. www.revolving-gallery.com 61
Opening night Friday 10th September from 6.30 to 8.30pm VAL BESTWICK York Artist
Abstract oil paintings inspired by erosion in the landscapes of North Yorkshire, and Canada and by faded frescoes of Tuscany and the colours of Morocco. Val applies layers of paint and then uses a variety of techniques to scrape back the surface revealing the textured layers below. Many of these works are more than a year in the making. The new show includes canvases that Val has been working on over the summer during which period she visited Montenegro.
Monastery at Montenegro, Oil on canvas by Val Bestwick
CLAIRE TROUGHTON Jeweller JOHN JELFS Potter
A fellow of the Craft Potter Association and inspired by Bernard Leach, ,Hamada and the Eastern School of Pottery, John one of Britainâ€™s leading craft potters. He likes to use local materials and much of his new work is Soda fired.
is our Allure! Jeweller of the month for September. See her display of silver and gold jewellery in the window
Life Skills For Robots No3 Becoming An Artist by Bertt
No 4 Exhibiting Your Art... Take your paintings to a favourite gallery... Well, he seems impressed. If you’re a lucky robot, your work might be hung alongside real paintings by Val Bestwick and real pottery by John Jelfs.
pottery by John Jelfs Paintingsby Val Bestwick, Ceramic Wall pieces by Marianne von Tucker
FREE PRIZE DRAW For details see our website www.pyramidgallery.com 43 STONEGATE, YORK YO1 8AW 01904 641187
If you are very lucky, Dani Miinogue will come to the viewing. Look, it’s sold! Now you are an artist robot.
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WORDS LISA RYAN
Although September marks the beginning of autumn and brings with it darkening days and cold nights, there is still plenty to be cheerful about as a new round of art exhibitions hit the city. Culture vulture Lisa Ryan takes a look at the best on display.
A FEW LOCAL EXHIBITIONS WE THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES ON OUR FACEBOOK!
York Art Gallery
The latest exhibition at York Art Gallery sees a focus on the history of hats. Yes, hats! It aims to celebrate the much loved fashion accessory and challenges us to consider the social etiquette of the hat. Running from 18th September to 23 January, it consists of an extensive selection from the hat family, including the bowler, helmet and imaginative ladies headwear!
TWO WOMEN E. HARDING SHOWING AT YORK ART GALLERY
Kentmere House Gallery
www.kentmerehouse.co.uk On the first weekend in September (4th-5th), Kentmere House Gallery will be open and displaying new work by local artist Susan Bower. For those yet to visit Kentmere House, it is an experience in itself as original art is on show in the relaxed setting of a fine Victorian House SUSAN BOWER AT overlooking the Knavesmire. Also open every KENTMERE HOUSE Thursday evening and by appointment. GALLERY
4 Shows Artspace is home to a total of four exhibitions this month. The first sees York St John graduate Clare Nattress showcase her talent in the 3rd such partnership with the University’s Art Department. Entitled ‘A part limited in time and space’ is centred on the idea of capturing slippages in time and concentrating on a displaying them with a beautiful perspex finish. Then on 7th – 9th September Jamie Barbor will transform the studio into an atmospheric, creative space with his minimalistic drawings before handing over to Robert Johnson’s showcase of a lifelong personal experimentation with drawing, with aims to move it beyond its traditional sense and move it into the 21st century of media, technical manipulation and digital imagery. Lastly, it’s the turn of Jack Cook to wow us with his work that aims to challenge the audience to critique the modern society we live in. www.artspace.co.uk
New School House GAllery
‘Abstractions’ opens on 3rd September containing a variety of artists and sculptures who all explore form using ceramics, silver, glass and sculpture. The show will be complemented by a small exhibition of prints by Yorkshire born Henry Moore. www.schoolhousegallery.co.uk
Corner Gallery Live&Love readers are also invited to the launch of Corner Gallery’s York 2011 calendar entitled ‘South Bank’. Taking place at the Scarcroft Road gallery on Saturday 11 September from 10am, there will be an exhibition of the original twelve pencil drawings by Andres Jaroslavsky. You will be able to purchase the calendar, as well as posters and greeting cards. www.cornergallery.net
Artestee on Goodramgate are planning an exciting month ahead. Their local artists and designers are continuously updating their work meaning the gallery is adding to its collection almost daily and the resident artists can be seen at work on any Tuesday afternoon whist enjoying a coffee and homebake. Artestee will also be hosting a joint exhibition from Amie Antoniak and Neil McBride from 20-27th September, and if that’s not enough, there will also be a series of life drawing evening classes during the month. Contact them direct on 01904 637494 for further details. 65
Last Month’s Creative Brief was...
We received some amazing submissions this month and we are rather excited about the theme for Octobers issue. It’s really inspiring knowing that there are so many creative souls in this city and we hope that more of you will come forward and enter the Creative Brief so we can proudly display your work for you. Go on, you know you want to.
So here’s to next month...
This Month’s Creative Brief is...
THIS MONTH’S DEADLINE 18th September
Night & Day
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 - NIGHT & DAY The theme of NIGHT & DAY can encompass any aspect on October you wish. From Halloween to the dark nights closing in, there are no limits so get creative!
CONGRATULATIONS To Anne Condon, this month’s winner.
Anne Condon “Anyone can enjoy gourmet! I imagine that even cats might enjoy the York Festival of Food, providing there is a window open somewhere.”
Ducked Tapes http://duckedtapes.tumblr.com
Robyn Miller “People love gourmet food and they also love cooking it (in my case I fail miserably). I have drawn and then digitally completed two pieces of work. Firstly a tasty gourmet burger and secondly ‘Bad Cook’. Maybe I’ll get some cooking tips at the Food Festival!”
Claire Moore cmoore-illustration.com “I’ve always been a huge fan of baking, so to me Gourmet reflects all the new grown-up varieties of cupcake. You can find fantastically decorated cupcakes everywhere that are not only your average fairy cake, but also mint choc chip, toffee apple and even pina colada!”
H H H A H S FRE
For those of you that are returning after a great summer, and all you freshers, why not take advantage of the buzzing student scene in York. Here are a few little insider recommendations to kick off the beginning of term!
ACCOMMODATION It’s not too early to start thinking about where you’re going to live next year. Student properties for the next academic year (2011/12) are normally advertised around December(2010)/ January(2011) time.
YORK NIGHT LIFE 5 pubs There are about 36 n ithi and bars packed w here the city walls, so udentare some special st oriented ones.
YORK HOTSPOT... Revolution on Coney Street is a favourite student It never hurts to be prepared bar, offering food and get some information during the day and ready for viewings later in the transforming into year, because houses tend to THE hotspot for go quite quickly. I G Property the evening with will be advertising 2011/12 student themed houses from late November nights, a DJ’d dance and are currently advertising floor and some properties available to move awesome cocktails into now. Many are house to kick off a great shares - great if you’re not sure night out. who you want to live with!
Cocktails for 5-9pm everyday
Popular live sport venue 2 big screens Great value food 2 meals for £6 Large beer garden Regular live music Weekly quiz Pool table and darts
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If you like vodka and cocktails you’ll love Revolution. The Vodka Bar on Coney Street is ready to welcome back students with open arms this month with a host of party nights. Tuesday is popular student night LOVECANDI (featured below) and Wednesday sees I HEART VODKA 2010, the society party with amazing drinks offers and plenty of vodka fun! What’s more you can use your Privilege Card (available at the bar) for even better value on food and drinks!
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Herbert Todd & Son The Electrical Experts
We love a good independent business story and are all to happy to let our readers know about our latest discoveries. In the world of electrical goods, York is home to local experts Herbert Todd & Son who opened their first store way back in 1936. Over the years they’ve built up an enviable reputation for going further for the customer in all areas of their service, from stocking more choice from the best brands, to offering free same or next day delivery and installation on all major purchases. Also, they have a service pledge worth it’s weight in gold that doesn’t involve call centres or extensive form filling. Perhaps most importantly, Herbert Todd & Sons pride themselves on their staff who are always friendly and helpful. The showroom is open 6 days a week so next time you need an entertainment upgrade or household appliance pay them a visit. 76
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Sony, Panasonic, Hotpoint, Bosch, Sebo, Dyson, Siemens, Indesit, Cannon
DAY IN THE LIFE MY SUPER HERO SCOOP SUPPORT THE CAUSE 25 THINGS TO DO
OF FUN A DAY IN DIRECTOR RAILWAY THE LIFE... NATIONAL MUSEUM 10am Arrive at work I arrive at the National Railway Museum and go to see the Director Steve Davies in his office. He has a cup of coffee (yuk!) while I drink my juice (yum!). He tells me what’s been happening at the Museum since my last visit. I have to go to school most of the time so I can only visit the Museum in the school holidays or at weekends.
11am Next I head out into the Museum to have a look around. While I’m there I have my photo taken a lot! Ever since I started my job as Director of Fun, people always want to take my photo for newspapers or film me for TV. It’s like I’m famous now!
Lunch time – yum yum!
1pm Now the important work starts. I go on a steam ride in the South Yard to check that they are fun enough. I chat to the driver and then hop on board. It’s great to be behind a real steam train, they make so much noise. The steam ride passed the test – definitely lots of fun! 2pm Next I go and test out the fun inside. One of my favourite things to do is go into the cab of one of the locos with one of the Museum’s Explainers – they know EVERYTHING about trains! 3pm
My last job of the day is to write back to some of the people who send me messages on the Museum’s website. I have my very own webpage – www.nrm.org.uk/ directoroffun - where people can send me their ideas and I get to choose the best ones to write back to!
4pm Time to go over the road to York Railway Station and get my train home after another fun-filled day. WANT TO SHARE YOUR ‘DAY IN THE LIFE’? EMAIL US.
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R E P SUHERO “Dianne is a very prominent figure in York. Up until recently, she was Vice Chancellor of York St John University and spent her already busy time promoting educational opportunity, ensuring it fit well with the needs of modern communities.” I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE DIANNE WILLCOCKS CBE AS MY LOCAL HERO
INTRO DUCING This month’s Local Super Hero is Dianna Willcocks CBE
“Instead of retiring after her 11 year position as Vice Chancellor at York St John University, Dianne has started her own leadership consultancy here in York and after having the privilege of her sound wisdom for 2 years as my advisor for Creative and IT & Digital York, I would heartily recommend her skills to anyone. In the city of York alone, she is currently on the board of the Yorkshire Film Archive, she chairs the York Theatre Royal Trust and is also the trustee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. She takes on so much, and is genuinely interested in committing her time to the City of York and enriching it in so many ways possible. She gets my vote for the ‘local super hero’ because of her passion and dedication to others.”
NOMINATED BY Heather Niven Creative York Network Manager
TO NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL HERO DROP US AN EMAIL AT HELLO@LOVEYORK.ORG 79
Perhaps their highest profile event is the annual York Festival of Cycling which returns this September, on 11th and 12th at Rowntree Park (see page 48 for more details).
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On our doorstep is an inspirational Community Interest Company that seeks to encourage cycling, in all its varieties, for leisure, transport, health, happiness and the environment.
Other initiatives in their impressive repertoire. include roadshows enabling you to try-out a selection of their 500 cycles, active education for primary and secondary schools, bike-loan programmes for workplaces, cycle holidays, and attention-grabbing Megabikes. Theyâ€™ve been rather busy spreading the good word that cycling is fun! They are also set to launch a shop at their headquarters that will stock an extensive range of bicycles (from the everyday to Megabikes and special needs cycles) for both sale and hire. So, when you catch the cycle bug, which you will, head over to the friendly team and sort yourself out with two wheels!
Based on Hospital Fields Road and run by an enthusiastic team, they have worked alongside local authorities, health promotion services, businesses, schools, universities and the leisure industry to spread the joys and benefits of cycling. Get Cycling specialise in creating fun and safe environments for people of all ages to try-out bikes as well as schemes to make everyday cycling for adults a reality.
To find out more and to browse their online shop, visit www.getcycling.org.uk 80
Here at Live&Love York magazine we like to support a local good cause, so one little thing we ask of you, our beautiful readers, is that you read about our ‘Cover Price’ charity in the hope that their story will encourage you to voluntarily donate an amount you would have been willing to pay for this issue.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down, not just for the child but the parents too. Getting well again can be a challenging journey, physically and emotionally. Offering help by supporting those children and families affected, are Candlelighters, a charity based in Yorkshire founded and run by parents of children that have had or who have cancer. Understanding the trauma and the care needed, friendly staff and counselors are available in the ‘home away from home’. Candlelighters also fund new treatments for the children. They are currently trying to raise funds of £500,000 to move to a new location and transfer wards so that the families can be more comfortable and they can offer a better level of care.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for Candlelighters’ very first Candlelighters Day at Roundhay Park, Leeds, on 26 September, an opportunity for supporters to come together and help us raise vital funds as well as awareness of the vital work we do for children with cancer and their families across Yorkshire.
Simply visit www.candlelighters.org.uk with your good heart and good intentions, to find out more.
Their admirable 25 Things to do Before you’re 100 will raise £25,000 for the White Stuff Foundation, for children’s charities across the UK.
We were originally introduced to Ivy & Lil, 81 and 86 respectively, about six months ago as clothing company White Stuff’s longest standing employees. Despite recently reaching 25 years service with White Stuff, the two seamstresses have no intention of retiring any time soon, and are instead completing their lifelong dreams before they reach their 100th birthday.
As we write this they’re preparing to demolish a building and drive a super car! We’re don’t think there’s any shame in admitting we’re more than a little bit jealous and we suspect you are too.
Good luck ladies!
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