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Madebyjulene creates hand-cut custom paper-cut artwork like our fantastic front cover image. They make amazing gifts! madebyjulene.com
Max constructed his first Polaroid camera out of paper and scotch tape when he was seven years old. maxwanger.com
Lauren is the star of this issue’s Creative Showcase, and guest illustrator. laurenradley.com
Heather and Grayson are a married duo of photographers. They love shooting together and find any excuse to do so! jaggerphotography.com
YORK’S FESTIVAL OF FAIRTRADE
THE BIG SWAP 2010 JOIN THE BIG SWAP AND SUPPORT FAIRTRADE IN 2010
Nioka will speak at a public meeting on Friday 5th March at 7.30pm at York St. John University on Lord Mayor’s Walk. Everyone’s welcome at this free event.
Nioka cutting Fairtrade bananas. Now that is one happy lady!
Now in its fifth year, York’s Festival of Fairtrade continues to grow, reflecting the success of Fairtrade nationwide. Over a hundred events will take place in York during the two-week festival from 22nd February to 7th March. Events will include sales, tastings and events at schools, community groups and at the city’s universities, and churches, not to mention York’s famous annual Fair Trade Market. This year, York will play host to a visit from a Fairtrade banana farmer, Nioka Abbott, from St. Vincent in the Windward Islands. She will be able to tell residents first hand of the difference that Fairtrade has made to the lives and to the wellbeing of families and communities from St. Vincent.
The three day York Fair Trade Market will take place on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March. Parliament Street will be filled with a wide variety of colourful stalls selling Fairtrade food & drink, crafts, clothes, bags, jewellery and fashion accessories. At the market on Saturday 6th March there will be a day of free entertainment including the infectious sound of samba, music and dancing from around the world, and celebrity appearances. Look out for events near you by visiting www.fairtradeyork.org.uk or picking up the Festival Programme, which will be available from Tourist Information and Fairtrade-supporting shops and churches all over the city. FOR MORE INFO AND RELATED LINKS GO TO WWW.LOVEYORK.ORG
MAKE A MOVE TO VISIT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL STREET
Another rallying call from us at Live&Love comes as a big roadworks scheme is set to close Gillygate to vehicles for six weeks from 22nd February. There is the risk that this closure will hit trade at some of our favourite independent boutiques and eateries, which would be such a shame. The street, home to the likes of Snowhome, Millers Yard, Blue Ballroom, and Shine, will be open to pedestrians throughout the roadworks and we’d like to play our part in supporting this often overlooked cultural gem.
‘Most Picturesque Street’ nominee
YORK GOOGLE AWARDS YORK IS CONTENDER FOR “BRITAIN’S BEST STREET 2010”
York has been shortlisted in all three categories in the first ever “Google Street View Best Streets Awards” and with your vote it can beat the other contenders to the title of “Britain’s Best Street 2010”. The awards are a celebration of the most-loved streets in the UK. Now that the panel of travel, fashion, and food experts have compiled the shortlist of 50 streets in 25 different cities, it is open to the public nationwide to vote for their favourite.
Gillygate © www.flickr.com/photos/kens_eye
It’s only a few steps from the heart of the city and has a collection of products and services you won’t find anywhere else. It’s well worth visiting if only for the best home made apple pie we have ever tasted from Tarts and Titbits. Make the effort and venture a few steps outside the city walls to support your local business owners. It’ll be worth it! FOR MORE INFO AND RELATED LINKS ON ALL OUR STORIES GO TO WWW.LOVEYORK.ORG
These York streets have made the shortlist: Fossgate - Britain’s Best Foodie Street Stonegate - Britain’s Best Fashion Street Shambles - Britain’s Most Picturesque Street You can vote at www.maps.google.co.uk/ beststreets between now and February 28th, with the results announced in March.
Google will work with the winning streets to create a bespoke Google Street View tour, created to highlight the key retailers and points of interest, allowing the world to find out more about the final choices. If you’re passionate about the food, fashion, and history on these streets then take a few seconds, and three clicks to cast your vote. FINGERS CROSSED!
LOVE BEING LOCAL ... It turns out that York is OFFICIALLY the safest place to cycle in the UK. SAFE Awesome. Join the two CITY wheelers and CYCLING see York from a whole new perspective!
NUMBER ONE Research by the CTC (Cyclist Touring Club) in 2009 saw York
come out on top as the safest place to cycle in the UK ! Having been awarded Cycling City status from Cycling England, York Council are investing more money into the city’s cycle routes to encourage people to get out and about.
HIRE A BIKE Bikes can be hired from Europcar on Platform 1 at York rail station or from Bob Trotter Cycles in Lord Mayor’s walk, in the city centre. As part of York’s Cycling City project, more hire facilities will pop up around the city. Have a look at ‘York’s Cycle Route Map & Guide’ for more information on cycle hire and locations. Bob Trotter Cycles: 01904 622868 Europcar Bike Hire: 01904 656181
ROUTE MASTER Pick up a free cycle route
map & guide from Visitor Information Centres and the library. The guide features hand drawn maps named ‘Easy Cycle Rides for Leisure’, which illustrate scenic routes that should last about 1-2 hours. They have useful notes on things of interest to look out for, plus details of facilities. If you fancy a group outing have a look at www.yorkeasybike.btik.com Pick up a FREE copy of ‘York’s Cycle Route Map & Guide’ from Visitor Information Centres, local libraries or leisure centres, or download from www.york.gov.uk/cycling YOU CAN GO ONLINE AT www.loveyork.org TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CYCLING IN YORK
YOUR FREE CYCLE GUIDE
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Nutrition Therapy is helping people to become fitter and healthier. It combines science with naturopathy in order to return the patient to a state of good health. Itâ€™s holistic and is designed to treat the body as a whole - curing the causes of problems, not just the symptoms. If the thought of slogging away in a gym drives you back to the sofa, there are more relaxing and fun ways to increase strength and flexibility. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates have brought a sense of increased well-being to thousands, creating healthy bodies and alert minds.
Become centred, focused, and detach yourself from the thoughts that continually overload your mind. Through the wise words of Buddhist teachers, practicing meditation and yoga, you can renew the energy you need to give life to your aspirations. Open up that inner, creative you. Art, craft and textile courses are plentiful in York. Beginner or experienced, half the fun comes from being with others. You will be surprised by the results of your creativity. David Mcloughlin holds a Doctoral degree in Alternative Medicine as well as degrees in Divinity and Counselling. He has worked in developing countries with You can find disadvantaged people Dr David at and is inspired by the Millers Yard desire to write. firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ALL KNOW THE OLD SAYING “YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.” WELL, THIS IS YORK, AN EXTRAORDINARY LITTLE CITY WITH A BIG HEART, AND THERE ARE SOME GENEROUS PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE A GENUINE DESIRE TO BETTER THE COMMUNITY. the participants experienced Gillygate is a community in itself and from taking part in their chosen at the heart of that is Millers Yard. activity. Animated chatter Also known as The Centre for Positive abounded in the cafe that Living, it is the perfect place to find serves up homemade and inspiration for the year ahead. With a organic food. Inspired, I signed host of qualified practitioners in every up for the creative writing art and therapy, Millers Yard has course. I was nervous about something to revitalise everyone. this, after all, I already write; Seeing is believing, so they what if my work got torn apart? opened their doors for a free Lizzie Linklater the tutor was taster weekend to offer courses superb and had positive and and lessons on Latin dance, constructive feedback for all workshops for stress, counselling, the participants. I was amazed nutrition, Neuro Linguistic by how much I could achieve Programming, Emotional Freedom, in the short time frames she Buddhist Philosophy and more. It allotted for our subjects. I was seems the residents of York were so motivated that I cancelled intrigued and according to Dr. a hot date and joined the David McLoughlin who wanted Poetise class afterwards. It was to experience the event first hand a creative and inspirational “the buzz, sense of inspiration and experience. Millers Yard offers it delight was palpable. There was all in one place, and at prices no mistaking the fulfilment that that are affordable.”
www.millersyard.co.uk Millers Yard COURSES, CLASSES, Gillygate AND THERAPIES CAN York BE BOOKED THROUGH THE WEBSITE YO31 7EB
PLANTS HAVE THE ANSWER
If you work in an artificially lit box with no room to breath, then inject some oxygen into your bubble with the power of the humble house plant. Even if you consider yourself the anti-gardener, give them a go, they just need a little bit of love and in return will give you a cleaner, healthier environment.
GET YOURSELF A LITTLE LEAFY LOVE AND GIVE THE GIFT OF GREENERY TO A FREIND
If you are left dry by air conditioning then this fast grower releases plenty of moisture into the air
PEACE LILY DRACAENA
Perfect for the office, this Lily is a hardcore cleanser, removing alcohol, acetone, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air, and it loves artificial lighting too!
To combat the common household toxins, this easy care plant is perfecto!
Retro maybe, but this little gem can remove over 95% of the carbon monoxide from a room as well as formaldehydes! LATIN NAME
This trendy little number purifies the air and is easy to grow, plus it is resistent to the attack of insects, bonus! LATIN NAME
Incredibly hard to kill, this one is great at removing all indoor toxins and ofcourse the dreaded formaldehyde!
A PEACE LILY MAKES A PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE, BUT IF THEY HAVE A CAT MAKE SURE IT STAYS OUT OF REACH AS THEY ARE POISONOUSE TO OUR FELINE FREINDS!
LIVING THE GREEN LIFE
In each issue of Live&Love we will be offering some little ideas on how to save yourself some money and reduce your CO2 emissions for a healthier, happier planet... We know how busy you all are so we want to give you some realistic, easy, and cheap ways to make a difference. From shopping bags to woolly jumpers, even if it’s only a small change, everything good that we do adds up to give our planet, and our little ones a better, brighter future. We’d love to hear your ideas and tell us about the changes you’ve made. Send us some pictures and we’ll show everyone your good work.
SOME OFFICIAL MALARKEY Why not have a look at actonco2.direct.gov.uk/ and answer some simple questions about your home and get a free, impartial report telling you how you can save up to £270 a year on your household energy bills. Or call the ACT ON CO2 advice line on 0800 512 012 for advice on saving energy and money in your home
SAVE SOME MONEY
YORK’S VERY OWN HERITAGE CHAMPION, DAVE TAYLOR, INVITES YOU TO PEASHOLME GREEN, YORK’S NEWEST CREATIVE HUB
It’s still a bit of an undiscovered corner of York, even to residents, but St. Anthony’s Hall - a Grade 1 Listed Building and one of our four medieval Guildhalls - has been opened to the public since 2008. Since then, the gardens have been restored, an Italian Deli has opened, and now a contemporary art gallery in the grounds is making the news too. The Quilt Museum and Gallery looks glorious in St. Anthony’s Great Hall and is Britain’s first museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts. The earliest piece of patchwork here dates from 1718 but as well as conserving early examples of textile design the Quilt Museum also hosts exhibitions of contemporary design featuring the art of quilt-makers from around the world. The New School House Gallery showcases exceptional studio ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles. The Gallery is housed in a Grade II listed former schoolhouse built at the turn of the last century. The Gallery is set in beautifully landscaped gardens designed by Annette Parkes of Bishop Burton College, which extend up to the city walls.
‘ceramic milk cartons, by Hanne Rysgaard’
The current show at the New School House Gallery, Home, is an exhibition of contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings and textiles exploring the theme of ‘Home’, personal and domestic space, memory and childhood. It includes contemporary tableware by Linda Bloomfield, Rachel Dormor, Hanne Rysgaard and others ’12 jugs by 12 makers’ silver work by Grant McCaig and Sarah Stevenson, paintings by Emma Whiting, sculpture and paintings by Liadin Cooke, and textiles by Ellie Evans, Lewis and Louisa Creed and others.
The Quilt Museum and the New School House Gallery are complemented by the café/restaurant La Langhe, direct importers of fine Italian wines and food from small producers. In short, the whole complex has become a superb gem of artsled regeneration in the way I envisaged it could, when I first saw it heading for dereliction in 2004. Thanks to a bit of vision and the intervention of York Civic Trust and York Conservation Trust, it has been brought back to life. www.quiltmuseum.org.uk www.schoolhousegallery.co.uk www.lelanghe.co.uk
by Angus & John
ou will find no indulgent readers homes featured in this edit, no glass walled penthouses, no six figure kitchens nor gleaming opulent bathrooms. Instead we will take a regular look at the often uncelebrated objects and designs that effect us because they have character, integrity and soul. Items that are beautifully simple, functionally perfect or stylistically unique. Safety pins, Tabasco sauce bottles, Lego, egg boxes, the Mini, zips, Post-It notes, Anglepoise lamps, Zippo lighters. Pyrex bowls, the Olivetti typewriter... Not just words, not just a random collection of items but a cultural vocabulary. Reference points. Design of enduring significance. These often unsung heroes from around our world tell us stories in their form, detail, nuance and material beauty. This is what makes them relevant, and to our minds makes them worth celebrating.
The Moleskine notebook is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin.
Moleskine pocket notebook, ruled or plain paper ÂŁ9.90 @ snowhome A MOLESKINE BOOK BECOMES A TRUSTED COMPANION, A PLACE FOR INVALUABLE SKETCHES, NOTES, STORIES, IDEAS AND EXPRESSION. SIMPLE, USEFUL AND AFFORDABLE. IN LIVE&LOVE ARE L SUPPORT OF LOCA SINESSES INDEPENDENT BU and visit Head to Gillygate your very snowhome to find ebook own Moleskine Not
A simple black rectangular notebook with rounded corners, an elastic pageholder, and an internal expandable pocket. Perfect. Produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them.
BRING THE OUTDOORS IN WITH A HOMEMADE TERRARIUM... GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY A TERRARIUM IS A MINIATURE ECOSYSTEM WITH LIVING PLANTS AND THE ODD ROGUE ANT... BUT IF YOU FIND ONE SET HIM FREE!
Spoon a little bit of soil or compost onto the lid of a jar. Scoop some moss and a little sapling onto the soil. Water a little bit and screw the jar back onto the lid.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CRAFTY IDEAS SEND THEM OVER AND WE’LL PRINT THEM
The ecosystem will support itself whilst there is moisture in the soil and sunlight hits the glass. ONE OF THESE MAKES A GREAT ADDITION TO A WORK DESK OR IF YOUR PLANTS NEED PROTECTING FROM PETS...
SOMETHING FOR THE OFFICE - PAPERCLIP HEARTS. BETTER THAN TRAWLING THROUGH FACEBOOK? YES.
4 - 5 Strawberries
Weâ€™ve teamed up with the lovely chaps at Xing Smoothies on the Shambles to bring you a smoothie you can make at home. Itâ€™s full of slow releasing energy and tastes great.
1 Banana 1 handful Oats 100g Natural Yoghurt
1/2 pint of Milk or Soy milk
1 squeeze of Honey w: www.xinghealth.co.uk f: www.facebook.com/xingsmoothies t: www.twitter.com/xingsmoothies
THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES ON AROUND HERE AND IT CAN BE TOUGH TO KEEP UP, SO HERE’S OUR LITTLE LIST OF THE GOOD’UNS Graze boxes are nutritionally balanced, personalised, and then delivered straight to your desk. A great way to stay healthy and get your 5-a-day for £2.99 inc delivery! www.graze.com
LOVE TO EAT are busy making their scrumptious new site, and once it’s finished you will be able to have a look at all their delicious and fabulous ‘foodie’ services. Keep an eye out at WWW.LOVETOEAT.CO.UK or keep up with the news on twitter @welovetoeat The Shambles has welcomed a new arrival Fifi Boutique to the street. With LIPSY CLOTHING casual pieces, gowns and dresses galore it’s the perfect stop for the first race outfit of the season and a dose of retail therapy.
FELINE FRIENDLY? Simon’s little fella reminds us of Otto our Live&Love mascot Make yourself the proud owner of a rather indulgent 22 Carat Gold leaf Pink Vodka from Vom Fass. In the words of an unknown genius “if it doesn’t impress your guests you might as well get your butler to serve ‘em vintage cognac mixed with fresh unicorn tears!”
Simon’s Cat is something well worth a look for cat lovers, and cat haters everywhere. We recommend watching www.simonscat.com/ catmando If it doesn’t have you laughing in a heap, get a dog.
Glyn Williams “Waking up and finding a Wispa in my coat pocket and a fiver in a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in ages... That’s got to be a good start to anyone’s day!!!”
Amy Hansford “Hearing from someone unexpectedly, especially if you haven’t heard from them in a long time!”
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 YOURS! email@example.com Rhys Williams “Finding an ironed shirt in my wardrobe is always an unexpected pleasure...” Juliet “Getting home to find your other half has prepared tea! Doesn’t happen very often but I live in hope!”
Kelly Roberts “Biting into what you think is a Malteaser in a bag of Revels only to find it’s actually a REALLY BIG chewy toffee one. Oh my. Orgasmic”
Angus at Snowhome
Charlotte at York Sweet Shop
“FAIRTRADE MAKES SURE PEOPLE AT THE BEGINNING GET AS GOOD A DEAL AS THE PEOPLE AT THE END”
“A FAIR PRICE GOES BACK TO FAMILIES AND FARMERS RATHER THAN JUST THE RETAILERS”
Keenan at Jack Wills
Mike at El Piano
“WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR BIT FOR OTHERS AND FAIRTRADE IS AN EASY STEP TO TAKE FOR ALL OF US”
“WE SHOULD CONSIDER THE LIVES OF OTHERS. WE HAVE A SAY THROUGH WHAT WE CHOSE TO BUY”
Richard at Tarts & Titbits
Adam & Robin by the Minster
“IT’S IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS AT THE RIGHT PRICE AND TO PAY FARMERS THE RIGHT PRICE”
“IT’S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE COMPULSORY, MAKING SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO BE TREATED EQUALLY, LIKE SCOPE & OTHER CHARITIES THAT GIVE PEOPLE A FAIR CHANCE”
WE FIND OUT YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS MONTHS HOT TOPICS. CHECK OUT THE FULL VIDEOS ONLINE AT WWW.LOVEYORK.ORG
Dylan at Millers Yard “EQUAL RIGHT, EQUAL PAY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS WHY SHOULD PEOPLE JUST GET A FAIR PRICE? WHAT’S WRONG WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE?”
THANKS TO KHAOZ MEDIA, AND THE WILLING RESIDENTS OF YORK FOR TAKING PART!
In return for your entries and effort each month, we’re freeing up half a dozen pages (that’s 6 to those of you born after 1990) in the Creative Showcase section of Live&Love York Magazine to the best entries, including a double-page-spread and muchos kudos for the talent behind the winning creative. We’ll also look to expand the feature online at www.loveyork.org and hold an exhibition later in the year for the talent discovered on our pages.
GO CREATE. ABOVE ALL ELSE, WOW US.
All work must be the artist’s own. You may submit a collection of no more than 20 pieces for the theme. All entries must be submitted in 2D form. So if you’re a sculptor, we’ll need photographs of your masterpiece. We’ll also want to interview you as part of the accompanying editorial.
There is no All submissions must guarantee of be emailed to exposure in the firstname.lastname@example.org magazine or entitled ‘Creative Brief’. If your file is website. However, it is our intention too big for email, to showcase a please use a file broad selection transfer site such of entries. Any as YouSendIt. We can work with most submissions will not formats, however, appear anywhere else without you may need to the artist’s prior convert anything permission. too obscure to a common file type.
Send all entries to email@example.com by 5pm Monday 15th March 2010.
AN ILLUSTRATOR WHOSE WORK ADORNS THE WALLS AT MONTY’S CUCINA AND LIVE&LOVE TOWERS. WHO COULD SAY NO TO A LITTLE FISHY HOLDING A TEACUP, WE SURE COULDN’T!
You will find plenty more of Lauren’s wonderful work on her website, keep up to date with the latest musings on her blog, or you can get in touch the old fashioned way to commission your very own Radley. W: www.laurenradley.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07971374096 To see your masterpieces here enter the Creative Brief
ONE IS A UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, SO TAKE A DETOUR FROM THE HIGHSTREET AND EXPERIENCE TRULY GUILT FREE SHOPPING
ONE Responsibly Gorgeous is the boutique to visit. Hidden away down Peter Lane, one of York’s many back streets, this adorable boutique has managed to merge together womenswear and accessories with an ethical standpoint. ONE has swiftly made a reputation for itself by only sourcing from companies that use verifiable organic materials, conduct fair trade business with developing countries, use locally and ethically produced raw materials or reuse, recycle and re-invigorate vintage fashions.
ONE only deals with the best designers who have a reputation WIN THIS CHRISTIAN not only for quality, LACROIX T-SHIRT WITH ONE innovation and design, but also for ethics, JUST BE THE 1ST TO CALL, compassion and concern for the future. The collection at ONE is luxurious, colourful and EMAIL OR VISIT ONE! ethical. Fabrics used range from 100% organic “Shoppers love the uniqueness of cotton, bamboo fibre, alpaca, cashmere and the fashion and the exclusivity of merino wools, recycled fabric and silks. owning something that everyone doesn’t have.” Anne McCrickard, WEAR YOUR Owner, ONE Boutique CREDENTIALS The fashion pack are on to something big and you can join them! EJF Tee Shirts are going down a storm, lending stylish support to a really good cause and ONE Responsibly Gorgeous have designs by Luella, John Rocha, Zandra Rhodes, Betty Jackson and Christian Lacroix. 100% organic fairly traded cotton designer T-shirt at £30... Hurry up and get yours! RUN! www.ejfoundation.org has more info on the good work going on.
Visit us at One Boutique, 1 Peter Lane, York, YO1 8SW, 01904 675987 or shop online at: www.responsiblygorgeous.co.uk
THIS MONTH’S STYLE INSTALLMENT IS ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT COOL WITH CANDIED COLOURS, AND A COMBINATION OF TEXTURES THAT WILL MAKE WINTER MELT INTO SPRING
NEW ARRIVAL Spring clean your denim and head to Sarah Coggles on Low Petergate to find yourself a brand spanking new pair of Nudie jeans that will last. Nudie was founded in 2001 by three Swedish denim aficionados who cut their teeth working for Lee. They might not have the heritage, but they do have strong principles of using the finest denim, no sweatshop labour and a firm belief that a good pair of jeans will outlast the whims of fashion.
Vintage leather bags and hold-alls at DEEP Vintage Clothing, Fossgate.
Make Roald Dahl proud with this memorable design by AMES BROS, Crocodile Bird T Shirt £28 @ Sarah Coggles, Low Petergate www.roalddahl.com
Laundered Funnel Neck Jumper 100% Cotton £40.00 ASOS
These gingerbread coloured studded ankle boots from NewLook look good enough to eat and at just £30 are perfect to see you through till Summer. Leg lengthening too!
Tote £32.00 ASOS
If you are after something chic and versatile that will last and keep you cosy till Spring try a Cash Angora Cardigan £79 from Jigsaw
outfit all Jigsaw Stonegate
Miss Posh Long Lace Sleeved Dress £29.99 Ark, Colliergate
LOVE FOR LOCKETS Antique Brass And Crystal Heart Necklace £35.00 Cath Kidston, Stonegate
SIPPING STYLE Make your
next cup of Fairtrade tea a very stylish one with a Pantone® mug from Snowhome
UNLUCKY FOR DIRT
13 SOAP from Lush smells amazing and is awesome at killing bacteria! Go to Lush’s website to read its story
This angelic little mug can be yours for £12 at OCTOPUS on Coney Street
LOVE LETTERS This A6 red leather notebook is a colourful companion to any old school blogger... Paper & pen style. Paperchase £9
In human colour psychology, red is associated with bravery, purity, happiness, good luck, heat, energy, blood, and emotions that “stir the blood”, including anger, passion, love, pain, and sacrifice.
Beyond Skin produce only Vegan footwear and these little beauties are just £39 at ONE Responsible Gorgeous on Peter Lane
Head to Vom Fass on Low Petergate for a taste of Blood Orange Vodka... Fruity!
STRAWBERRY KISSES Charbonnel et Walker are reportedly the most amazing purveyor of truffles
HINT HINT YUM YUM
RETRO VIBES Roberts Revival DAB radio, How stylish! Just £150 at Snowhome, Gillygate
somebody once said
GIVING IS BETTER
THAN RECEIVING Instead of putting a cover charge on the magazine we’re encouraging donations to a local charity each month if you feel the magazine has been a good read. A good guide is what you would have been willing to pay to buy the magazine. A small donation from everyone could make an enormous difference to a local charity. Our chosen charity this month is St Leonard’s Hospice, which has been caring for local people with life-threatening illness since 1985. Each year £2.8 million needs to come from donations, legacies, and fundraising so it’s a worthy cause in need of our help. What’s more, the full amount raised goes to St Leonard’s - we won’t be touching a penny. www.justgiving.com/liveandloveyork www.stleonardshospice.org.uk WHAT A WISE OLD OWL
ECO-ACTIVE DAY 17up the 18 Sprucing nature area. 10am-4pm, meet at York Environment Centre. Free Lunch & cuppas www.stnicksfields.org.uk
The Automatic Fibbers
Castle Howard Easter Craft and Produce Markets www.castlehoward.co.uk
7 6 OF FAIRTRADE FESTIVAL final weekend market Parliament Street
BIRD IN THE HAND at York Art Gallery by Ceramicist Eve Bennett March 11 9until 28th10 Smashing!
Late Night Ghost Hunting at Golden Fleece
14 MOTHERâ€™S DAY Prosecco Brunch Olio et Farina 11am pre-book 01904670885
YORK FARMERS 26 27 28 MARKET Parliament Street CASTLE HOWARDArtsmix Contemporary Art Market
NEW 1 ISSUE OF2 LIVE&LOVE AVAILABLE April Fools!
12TH-21ST MARCH 2010
Coinciding with the British Science Association’s National Science and Engineering Week, ‘Earth’ is this year’s central theme with a packed programme of special events and activities. A Passion for Penguins, ‘Secret Science’ Walks and ‘Medi-Evil’ Medicine are just some of the headline acts.
18TH-28TH MARCH 2010
This year there’s something for everyone with author and speaker events, performances, workshops, poetry, theatre, cinema, storytelling, music and literary walks. A few topics that will be covered are Alzheimer’s Disease, Georgian houses, erotic poetry, the work of a literary agent, Lassie, independent publishing and women at war. Loads of the events are free so there is no excuse for missing the articulate action.
You can follow the action online through Twitter http://twitter.com/YorkLitFest www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
‘SECRET SCIENCE’ TRAIL Science City York has teamed up with local touring company Exploring York to develop a special trail of discovery revealing some of the science behind York’s world-famous heritage. Starting out from the National Railway Museum, intrepid explorers can be amongst the first to turn ‘science detective’ and solve the clues to discover a lesser known side to York’s fascinating 2000 year old history. www.sciencecityyork.org.uk/ community
YORK IS AN OFFICIAL FAIRTRADE CITY, AND PROUD OF IT. BE PART OF IT AT THE FAIRTRADE FESTIVAL.
22 FEBRUARY - 7 MARCH 2010 CHECK OUT MORE ONLINE AT WWW.LOVEYORK.ORG
THE BIG SWAP
FAIRTRADE want one million and one people to join them in The Big Swap. Theyâ€™ll be asking the nation to swap their usual stuff for Fairtrade; things like your usual wine, sugar, or oranges. Each swap will be proof that the UK is making an effort and wants developing world producers to get a better deal.
Visit www.loveyork.org and leave us comments in the news section telling us about your big swap!
Tarts & Titbits, Gillygate
Shared Earth, Minster Gates Alligator, Fishergate Henshelwoods, Newgate ONE Responsibly Gorgeous,
Peter Lane Shine, Gillygate
Xing, The Shambles Millers Yard, Gillygate Blue Fly Cafe Bar, New Street Cafe Concerto, High
City Screen Cafe Bar, Coney
Friday 5th till Sunday 7th of March in Parliament Street.
The highlight of the Festival of Fairtrade is set to be the Market. From traditional Inca crafts to Himalayan clothing - itâ€˜s all there. Saturday 6th promises Latin music, dancing, drumming and singing...See for yourself
El Piano, Grape Lane Sanctuary Bar, Gillygate Theatre Royal Cafe Bar,
LIVE&LOVE WILL BE IN THE CITY CENTRE HANDING OUT COPIES OF THE MAGAZINE SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOOK OUT FOR US!
Fairtrade ensures that producers in developing countries are paid a fair price
for the goods that they produce. This can save the producers from bankruptcy and homelessness and enables them to afford to send their children to school, buy medicines and contribute financially to community projects. www.fairtrade.org.uk
Disney’s Alice In Wonderland is released 5th March! Magical.
WE THOUGHT WE’D SHARE WITH YOU THE MELODIC SOUNDS EMANATING FROM TOWERS THIS MONTH...
United States of Eurasia Jason Mraz Lucky N-Dubz I Swear Foy Vance Shed a Little Light Thom Stone Queen of Hearts Lily Allen Back To The Start
Channel 5’s Flashforward is returning to our screens in March, date TBC... It’s been a while! EVERY COUCH POTATO NEEDS A LITTLE STIMULATION EVERY NOW AND AGAIN
Millers Yard, Gillygate 07876 541923 Saturday Group 5-7 year olds 2.30-3.30pm Saturday Group 8-11 year olds 4.00pm-5.00pm
speech training, drama games, story-telling, and skill building.
‘She Knows’ made it onto E4’s ‘The Inbetweeners’ track list, and his new album is available on iTunes now. This mysterious musical genius is well worth your time so make sure you keep a look out for our interview with Thom in April’s edition. www.thomstonemusic.com
SPREADING THE WORD Since
doodlemanifesto began they’ve started doodle nights in Leeds, held workshops at York City Art Gallery, taken part in the Fiesta in York in 2009 and even been interviewed by BBC Radio York. They currently have a selection of framed artwork to adorn your walls, on sale at Pulse cafe, Fossgate, York.
GET INVOLVED Doodlemanifesto is the brainchild of Steven Try and Martin Trafford who met at college whilst studying illustration. Since then their vision of bringing something simple and therapeutic to the masses has blossomed. You can find out more about Doodlemanifesto in the first full edition of ,You should contact the group and get involved, everyone is invited to join in. They meet every Tuesday at The Yorkshire Hussar in North Street in York. It’s free, they provide everything you’ll need, just have fun!
doodlemanifesto on Twitter.com
Follow them on Twitter to see progress from the evenings and ge t updates on when they’re meeting.
LAUREN’S TEA LOAF... A variation of this recipe was first trialled by my housemate, Laura; I was dubious at first I have to say, a cake made with tea? I think I’ll stick with my chocolate brownie thank you very much! However, as the house filled with the gorgeous aroma, I was hooked! Out the cake came and we dived in, melting butter into the slices straight from the tin (oh yes we are very refined in our house!). Although this cake is fabulous warm, straight from the oven, it keeps well in an airtight container for about a week (it probably keeps for longer, but they don’t tend to survive that long without being eaten). It does take a bit of forward planning but I think this just adds to the anticipation of the whole experience! Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS... 125g raisins 125g sultanas 125g dried apricots chopped (try to use fair-trade fruit; it leaves a much sweeter taste in the mouth, both literally and figuratively!) 1 small pot of tea (about 300ml) 125g margarine 350g wholemeal self raising flour 50g brown sugar 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon I egg
HOW TO MAKE YOUR FAIRTRADE TEA LOAF... • Soak all the fruit together in the tea overnight (overnight is better but if you can’t wait, anytime over two hours will do) • When the fruit is ready, grease a loaf tin with butter and line it with greaseproof paper (a tedious job but it will make your life so much easier later on when you are removing the cake from the tin. (Turn the oven on now to let it heat up, it should be at 180°C/ Gas mark 4. • Rub the margarine into the flour using your hands, washing your hands before and after. I have found that to answer the phone with floury fingers is difficult- and it makes a real mess of your phone! • Stir in the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, fruit and any remaining tea. Make sure the flour is fully mixed in and none of it is left dry. • Add the beaten egg to bind the mixture together. • Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin press it down so that the top is flat. • Bake in your pre-heated oven for about an hour. The cake should be golden brown and a knife placed into the centre should come out clean (if it comes out covered in cake mixture then just put it back in the oven for another ten minutes or so, keep doing the knife test until it comes out clean.) • Serve warm or cold, with or without butter... This really is a cake for everyone’s taste. Love from Lauren Dent McShane at Monty’s Cucina, 1-3 Monkgate, York
Tell us how your Tea Loaf turned out! www.loveyork.org
“eating and being around people” Keenan
“seeing kids that hate fruit down a smoothie” Simon
SMILING IS CONTAGIOUS!
When you smile your brain releases endorphins, which promote a sensation of wellbeing and contentment. Everyone loves to see a smile so we thought we’d capture some of you lovely lot grinning away and find out what makes you happy! We’d love to hear from more of you so go online www.loveyork. org and send us a picture with your happy thought. Spread the smile... after all they are contagious, much like a yawn. P.S Tell us if you yawned!
“my kids and Alan Partridge” Angus
“a nice sunset and the countryside” Leah
Already, we are building up a harmonious relationship with Khaoz Media. They recently helped us film some video interviews around the city, which you can see at www.loveyork.org Local people and business owners tell us what makes them smile, and why they think it’s important to choose Fairtrade. We especially recommend you check out the two energetic buskers we filmed performing a funky version of Outkast’s “Hey Ya” outside the Minster, Adam on guitar and Robin on ukulele. Right now, some of the Khaoz team are involved as partners in a project allowing the city’s residents to find out more about how to create their own media. Over the next month, Khaoz are helping to deliver a series of open workshops, which anyone can drop into, on a range of media topics such as blogging, filming, TV broadcasting, podcasting, photography and more. We’ll tell you more about the exciting goings on in the next issue of Live&Love, by which time the centerpiece of the project, a new open-access community media hub, should be open in the newly renovated York Central Library.
“HEY! WE’RE KHAOZ MEDIA, AND WE ARE A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVE YORK-BASED ARTISTS WHO PRODUCE AND DELIVER MULTIMEDIA CONTENT TO COMMUNITIES IN YORK ON A NOT-FORPROFIT BASIS.” You can keep up to date with what’s happening in their world at www.khaozmedia.org.uk
VOX POP SPEAKIN S BY THE MINST G TO ADA E M & ROBR IN
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Instead of putting a cover charge on the magazine we’re encouraging donations to a local charity each month if you feel the magazine has been a good read. A good guide is what you would have been willing to pay to buy the magazine. A small donation from everyone could make an enormous difference to a local charity. Our chosen charity this month is St Leonard’s Hospice, which has been caring for local people with life-threatening illness since 1985. Each year £2.8 million needs to come from donations, legacies, and fundraising so it’s a worthy cause in need of our help. What’s more, the full amount raised goes to St Leonard’s - we won’t be touching a penny. www.justgiving.com/liveandloveyork www.stleonardshospice.org.uk WE’LL BE REPORTING BACK IN APRIL’S ISSUE
HAS TEAMED UP WITH PLAN TO BRING RUNNING WATER TO CHILDREN IN NIGER, WEST AFRICA.
TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR GOOD WORK...
10p from every bottle of Picturehouse Water sold will be donated to Plan and will help its teams provide bore holes in the Dosso region of West Niger.
IF YOU DECIDE YOU CAN BEAR TO PART WITH THIS LITTLE GEM AND WANT TO SPREAD THE LOVE THEN PASS IT ON TO A FRIEND...
WE REALLY HOPE THAT YOU’LL WANT TO KEEP THIS MAGAZINE FOREVER AND EVER... AND EVER.
Published on Feb 22, 2010