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! ’s e n i t n e l a V y p Hap A Note from our Award  winning Editor... Ah February, the month of lovers. What better way to celebrate than with our Valentine’s shoot at Osqa. We aren’t necessarily the romantic types here but we love chocolates, !"#$%&!'(#&!()%*+,'-(&%.(&+/+''#,"01("&(.2#.( order.

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It’s the time of year when the resolutions have fallen off the wagon and we’re in the depths of winter. However don’t despair as we have the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards, in association with Laura’s Hair World and Sleek to bring some sparkle to this month. Our annual star studded event takes place at the Crowne Plaza and we‘re looking forward to donning our ball 3%*&'(#&!(40#/5(."+'(#&!(2%&%6,"&3(.2+(7&+'.( entrepreneurs, businesses and personalities in our fabulous city. Thank you to our sponsors, Ketel Vodka and Bierkeller as well. Award winning writer and comedian, Neil Fitzmaurice will be hosting and promises to bring the house down with his humour. As the X Factor kicks off its tour we were fortunate to chat to the lovely Jahmene Douglas, a thoroughly lovely chap who deserves the success beckoning him. He is so grounded and thoughtful and his life experiences are humbling. Read all about his path to fame inside. And sticking with X­factor, judge Gary Barlow recently visited Liverpool to perform at the Royal Philharmonic. We have exclusive pictures inside courtesy of Ian Fairbrother/Inkline Photography. Lifestyle will be reporting on the usual round up of parties, including our sister company Model101, *2"/2("'(8"9+,:%%0;'(7,'.(<#'2"%&(#3+&/1=(><(1%6(#,+( a model, make up artist, fashion designer, stylist or photographer then come on down to our launch party and visit our photography studio in the heart of the fashion district, Button Street. Oh and did I mention I was pregnant? What a fashionable year to be expecting alongside the Duchess of Cambridge! February is fabulous! So put your feet up and enjoy our award winning 58th consecutive issue!

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NEWS and events Hugh Baird student is powerlifting World Champion! Sixteen year old Hugh Baird College student, Alex Hughes is feeling on top of the world after becoming a powerlifting World Champion. Alex competed in the World Powerlifting Championships in the USA back in October 2012 and originally won a Silver medal. However, after initial winner Kenneth B%/2+(*#'(!"'C6#0"7+!(<%,( failing a drugs test, Alex now scoops the coveted Gold medal. Alex, who has been powerlifting since he was thirteen years old, travelled to the competition in Boston with his Dad, where he competed in the 16­17 year old category. Over 12 countries entered the Championship, which took place over two days from the 27th – 28th October 2012. Alex discovered he’d scooped the Gold medal after seeing an update online. He said: “I couldn’t believe it *2+&(>(7,'.('#*(>;!(*%&=(>;$('%(2#::1( to be the Gold medal winner – as soon as I receive the medal I’ll bring it into Hugh Baird to show everyone. “I’d like to say thanks to everyone from Hugh Baird who sponsored me and to thank all of those who helped me, in particular Lorraine Nordmann.” Alex is studying on the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness course at Hugh Baird College. The

In real terms this means for Liverpool a reduction of around £6.2 million available to support those residents most in need. It is part of a wider set of welfare reform changes that will directly affect people’s lives and the places where they live, as well as impacting 8 LIFESTYLE

Titus Andronicus, Tue 5 - Wed 6 Feb, 7:30pm A Shakespearean tragedy of hatred, murder and cruelty performed by PurpleCoat Productions.

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College has helped support Alex and before the Championship donated a £300 cheque towards his expenses. Hugh Baird College Principal, Yana Williams, said: “We’re thrilled to hear the news of Alex’s Gold medal win. It’s an extremely proud moment for the College and testament to his hard work and commitment. May we wish Alex the best of luck for future competitions.” Alex was inspired to take up powerlifting when he saw recordings of his Dad and Granddad who both took part in the technical and challenging sport. Alex is a member of the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association and is keen to promote the sport. He now plans to concentrate on his studies and may start powerlifting training again after his course ends in June 2013.

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on a proportion of people who are in work. Mayor Joe Anderson is to recommend to Council not to passport on the full "$:#/.(%<(.2+'+(7&#&/"#0(,+!6/."%&'=( It means the City Council will accept the government’s one off Transition grant of £1.5 million and will match this with £1.7 million to ensure that Liverpool residents do not feel the full force of the cuts. The 44,700 working age people who were set to be affected will only face an 8.5 percent reduction, rather than the 17.5 percent originally proposed. Pensioners are exempt from any cuts.

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Celebrity Interview

Lifestyle chats exclusively to X Factor runner up, Jahmene Douglas as he prepares to to go on tour and celebrates his 22nd birthday at the end of the month.....

How are you feeling right now? It still doesn't feel real but I know I have been given this amazing opportunity and as much as it has changed my life, it could all go wrong. I have been given this talent and I must use it to help others. F#9+(1%6(2#!(#(4"3(':+&!"&3(':,++('"&/+(.2+(7&#0'G I don't believe in that. We don't need a lot in life, I am not going to be reckless, I want to help my mum and my family and dedicate a lot to Women's Aid. I want my family to be proud of me. women's Aid need it more than me as well and I can use my platform to direct funds their way. Will you go back to working in ASDA? I miss all the people in the supermarket but I will keep in touch with my friends and stay grounded. Got to keep it real. Now you have moved to London how has your life changed? Well I need to be closer to the record company. It's a whole new routine. I am getting used to the hustle and bustle but I have made a lot of new friends. Music is of course really important to me and I want to be in control of my destiny, I have been writing my own material and I am putting my foot down to ensure that my stuff is used. Are you looking for a girlfriend? Well it's harder now than it used to be because I have to make sure that a girl is interested in me for the right reasons and has the right intentions. Right now I am locked down in my career and that is my priority.

How has the church helped you? I thank God all the time. I am still looking for a church "&(8%&!%&(-(>(&++!(.%(7&!($1(&+*(<#$"01(*2+,+(>(!%&H.( get hassled. Finally happy birthday! How will you be spending it? Oh I don't know, I am getting old now!

Jahmene Douglas is appearing on The X Factor Tour 2013 at Echo Arena on 6th February, for tickets see www.bookingsdirect.com

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AMERICAN singer-songwriter Nell Bryden offered her support  to a Liverpool housing charity while on tour in the city.

The New York born musician, who opened the show for Gary Barlow at his Liverpool Philharmonic Hall met home owners, volunteers and staff at Liverpool Habitat for Humanity (LHFH). The charity is providing an alternative route onto the property ladder for families who could not ordinarily afford a home of their own. Future home owners spend 500 hours physically working on the building site – known as ‘sweat equity’ – in return for a £10,000 reduction in the cost of their home. The charity will feature one of Nell’s songs, called Sirens, on a new promotional DVD which will showcase the work of the charity and their aim of breaking the cycle of poverty. Nell said: “This is a wonderful organisation that builds homes for people that need houses desperately. It’s a wonderful, communal exercise and I’m very proud of the work they are doing here. “I knew about Habitat for Humanity from America. They’ve done great work over there in New Orleans and all over the country, but then Shannon Ledbetter, who ,6&'(.2+(8"9+,:%%0(#<70"#.+-(*,%.+($+(#(0+..+,( because she had heard my song Sirens. I think it struck a chord with her so she wrote to me and asked me if I would come and visit. I’ve just been incredibly moved to be on the building site here and see what is happening and the incredible work people are doing.” ?",+&'( /%$$+$%,#.+'( .2+( +9+&.'( %<( cdKK-( .2+( 7,'.( anniversary being the date that LHFH launched. A+00(#!!+!X(Y?",+&'("'(#('%&3(.2#.(*#'(9+,1(!"<7/60.(<%,($+( to write. It’s about my experiences in New York on 9/11. It’s a place I will always call home, no matter where I am 14 LIFESTYLE

"&(.2+(*%,0!=(?",+&'(*#'(#(!"<7/60.('%&3(.%(*,".+(4+/#6'+( of the magnitude of that tragedy, it’s just not something I .2"&5(>(*#'(,+#!1(.%(*,".+(#4%6.(#&!(.2+&(>(!"!(7&#001(*,".+( and record the song 10 years later when the anniversary came up. “It’s very much about healing and rising from the ashes and a community coming together and taking care of everybody and so that has real resonance for people here building these houses in Liverpool. I think it’s a song that transfers well over here in terms of helping people out. There’s a line in the song “carry you home” and that has real resonance here now.” The charity DVD, due for release in early 2013, will include information about the families they are helping, the community they are building and the importance of support from volunteers and donations. Liza Parry, the charity’s executive director, said: “It has been a real boost having Nell visit all of the staff and volunteers here at Habitat. All support is invaluable to us. To keep build costs as low as possible we rely on donations of time, money, materials and gifts in kind. “We are featuring Nell’s moving song Sirens on %6,(&+*(PaP(46.(*+(7,'.(*#&.+!(.%('2%*(A+00(.2+( work we are doing here. “The more we spread the word means the more we generate awareness of our cause. The promotional DVD will have a wide distribution throughout the UK and will also be added to our website which, having just been designated a Global Village Destination with Habitat International, will receive a lot viewings worldwide.”


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NEILFITZMAURICE

Welcoming our host for the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards 2013... writer of Phoenix Nights #&!(V+&"!%,$-(#/.%,-(70$(#&!(.+0+9"'"%&(*,".+,(#&!(/%$+!"#&==== DO YOU EVER GOOGLE YOURSELF?

How dare you! What I do with my googles is my business!! (real answer No!)

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOU HAD A TALENT FOR WRITING COMEDY?

I guess just by having a go at it. Whenever people ask me ‘how do you become a writer’? I always say ‘start with a pen and paper’. I’ve had no training in acting or writing.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COMEDY PIECE YOU HAVE WRITTEN?

Probably Phoenix Nights, I loved writing the comedy in Going Off Big Time but there is a lot more in Phoenix Nights. It was a lot of fun to write as well.

DO YOU PREFER WRITING OR ACTING? Acting every time, it is my dream job.

WHAT PROJECTS HAVE YOU GOT LINED UP FOR 2013?

I really want to work on my long term unemployment!! Besides that I’m hopefully shooting a 3rd series of Mount Pleasant and I’m trying to get a comedy series off the ground. Possibly Peepshow series 9 as well but I’m not sure I’ll be a part of it. I think I’ll be doing a lot more writing actually.

DO YOU EVER THINK OF TAKING TIME OFF?

A%.(,+#001-(>(.2"&5(>;$(.+,,"7+!(.2#.(:+%:0+(*"00('.%:(#'5"&3( if I do!! Plus I have to keep my kids in chicken nuggets!!

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO ON HOLIDAY?

Disneyland Florida but if that’s closed The Robin Hood Caravan park just outside Prestatyn!

HAS YOUR HUMOUR RUBBED OFF ON YOUR KIDS? No, but I did once have a tattoo rub off in the bath.

ARE YOU ROMANTIC? HOW WILL YOU BE SPENDING VALENTINE’S DAY?

Liverpool and the people make me laugh and inspire me #(0%.=(>(%&01(,+#001(3%(.%(8%&!%&(.%('++(.2+()1"&3(/#,'(#&!( make money, then bring the money back to Liverpool, the exchange rate is much better up here.

YOU TEND TO STAY AWAY FROM THE CELEBRITY CULTURE, WHY IS THAT?

WHAT!! WE HAVE A CELEBRITY CULTURE HERE!! WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME!!

WHO ARE THE MOST MEMORABLE PEOPLE YOU HAVE WORKED WITH?

Hard to say really, different people mean different things to different people. I’ve worked with everyone from Ray Winstone, Ricky Gervaise, probably my favorite actor to work with was Bernard Hill, just watching him work was an honour.

THROUGH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE WHAT IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT LESSON IN LIFE YOU HAVE LEARNED?

That NOTHING is more important or worthwhile than family. I know so many people that worked like mad, made a fortune but missed their babies growing up. I would hate that!!

Yes I’m very romantic, I’ve been with my wife for 24 years, or as I like to call it 6 world cups!! I will be spending Valantines day preparing a hot soapy bath for my wife with scented candles and rose petals all around the… '%,,1(>(/#&;.(7&"'2(.1:"&3(.2"'(/%'(>.;'($#5"&3($+('"/5ee(

YOU'RE HOSTING THE LIVERPOOL LIFESTYLE AWARDS, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT THE NIGHT?

The food, will there be food? God I hope so. I’ll be looking forward to the whole thing really…oh and the BACS payment! I love BACS!

YOU SPLIT YOUR TIME BETWEEN LONDON AND LIVERPOOL, WHEN YOU COME BACK TO THE CITY WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT THE MOST?

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Portas Intern for Mary

By Roanna Price

Prescot born Emily Karatay has had a world of opportunity opened up to her after appearing on Hotel GB and being picked as winner by Mary Portas. Emily previously worked as an entertainment rep but since giving birth to her son, Noah, she hasn’t been #40+( .%( 7&!( '6".#40+( +$:0%1$+&.-( #<.+,( %9+,( #( 1+#,( of relentless job searching Emily saw an advert on Gumtree to audition for a new TV show, Hotel Gb, and she decided to apply: “I had nothing to lose, I’d been searching for a job for so long I just thought I’ll go for it, I didn’t expect anything to come from it!” For one week the Bermondsey Square Hotel in London was transformed into Hotel GB and staffed by a mix of celebrities and people seeking employment. Among the celebrity staff were Gordon Ramsey, Mary Portas, Hillary Devay, Gok Wan, Katie Piper Dr Christian Jensen and Kirsty Allsopp. Throughout the week the staff were faced with #( '+,"+'( %<( 2%':".#0".1( /2#00+&3+'( <,%$( !"<7/60.( customers to unusual requests, all along they were being carefully watched by their potential employers. For the majority of her time at the hotel Emily was working for the Queen of the Shops herself, Mary Portas. “I went from never meeting anybody famous to meeting someone every 79+( $"&6.+'-( F"00#,1( P+9#1( *#'( $1( favourite! It was fantastic; it was a very surreal, brilliant experience.” When asked to give us some insight on what working with Mary was like Emily credited her strong work ethic: “Mary just has this persona about her which I think is why she’s got so far. If she puts her mind to something, she gets it done.” Emily puts her success on the show down to her hunger for a job and her level of ambition: “I’d been waiting for an opportunity for so long, so I took it with both hands and I think Mary could see how much I wanted it.” Over the next year Emily is being trained by Mary in buying and selling and hopes to get a position somewhere in Liverpool. “I want a career in Liverpool, I don’t see any reason to leave this city, I love it here. Especially for someone who’s into fashion its brilliant, you can walk around town and be so inspired by people. Plus with my son I want to stay close to my family.” Emily hopes the recognition from the show will help her to launch her dream career. 18 LIFESTYLE


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Merseyside entrepreuneur Cecilia Rathe launches organic skin range after cancer diagnosis.

TMary Elizabeth Bodycare in 2010 after her diagnosis of skin cancer, probably, she

he 56 year old grandmother, from Ellesmere Port, was inspired to start her company,

believes was as a result of teenage years as a sun worshipper. Originally a '%0"/".%,-(W+/"0"#("'(#0'%(#(C6#0"7+!(#,%$#.2+,#:"'.(#&!('2+($#!+(2+,(%*&( natural product to soother her skin after her treatment and it worked. She said, " Being told I had skin cancer was quite a shock. Although the treatment was successful my skin was left red and raw. Nothing I used to soothe it worked but when I read the ingredients and saw they were all /2+$"/#0(4#'+!(>(,+#0"'+!(*21=(f&%*"&3(.2+($#&1(4+&+7.'(%<(6'"&3(&#.6,#0-( organic plant oils and essential oils, I made my own product and was so pleased with the results that I started to make more. After further training on product development and months of research and testing, I launched my 7,'.(,#&3+(0#'.(1+#,(*".2($1(!#632.+,-(W0#",+(#'(#(/%E!",+/.%,= In order to ensure the products are of a high quality they are made to Ceclilia's recipes by a soil association accredited producer in the UK. The range is completely free frm SLS, parabens, lanolin, DEAS or palm Oil and don't contain synthetic colours or fragrances and they are not tested on animals. They also come in recyclable jars and tins.

OUR EDITOR TESTED: Juniper and Jojoba Hand Cream Made with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Juniper and Calendula Oil, Chamomile, Geranium and Lavender essential oils. The cream was a nice consistency, smooth and soaked right inot the skin leaving so greasy residue. The aroma was just delightful as well. Hours later my hands still felt smooth and fresh Camilla and Geranium Gentle Face Scrub Containing Cupuacu grains from Braziland Camerllia Oil, it cleanses and moisturises as well as gently exfoliating the skin. It is so light it can be used everyday. A slightly unusual but pleasant smell, the scrub invigorated my skin and refreshed my complex. Asfter a few days use people commented about my skin asking me if I had gone for a facial. I noticed my skin felt slightly tighter and supple. Frankincense and Rose Moisturiser Made with jojba, Meadow Foam, Thistle Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Francincense and Rose essential oils. This was super moisturising, even after several hours it felt like I had only just applied it. I only need to apply a tiny amount as it spread really well. Overall the aroma of all these products were absolutely delicious and a pleasure to apply to the skin. A natural perfume for your skin while toning and moisturising it at the same. I love the fact that no animals were tested as well, what more reason could you have to buy a quality product that works? 20 LIFESTYLE

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CREDITS Photography/Directing Matt Fisher

Location OSQA, 7 Oldham Street, Liverpool, L1 2SU

Make足up/Hair Amanda Hall

Models All models provided by MODEL 101 www.model101.co.uk Katy Fox Phoenix Thanks to Holly Wood from Model 101.

A special thanks to Michael Symons and Daniel Mullady at Hugo Boss, Metquarter. Hannah Robinson from Bond Media. Amy Keating at Boudoir Boutique.

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Valentine’s Sale

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Valentine’s Gifts

British Heart Foundation £24.99 Dozen Red Roses E;84:8G:')$9"H)89'38I"0'9J1&"H (with 20% of the sale price going to the BHF).

The Nautical Comapny £34.95 Love Shack cushion

Fat Face £50 Bowhill Shawl Knit

Lacoste ­ Rouge £42.99 The Perfume Shop

House of Fraser £30 Cowshed Candle

ha £28 Debenhams ­ John Roc Crochet Heart Cushion

F"&=%J7)K+1LM Heart Cage

Debenhams ­ Ma tthew Williams £25 Gold LOVE Letters

George at ASDA £2.50 Love Heart Socks

Marks & Spencer £6 Graphic Heart Mug River Island Isabelle Love Bracelets

Marks & Spencer £25 Love Valentines Chocolates

Accessorize £39 Mari Tote handbag (coral)

Marc Jacobs ­ DOT Set The Perfume Shop

Radley £10 British Heart Foundation Tote bag radley.co.uk

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Music

Gary Barlow

He performed at The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic last month. Tickets for the event had sold out within minutes of them going on sale and Gary, whose show was screened on ITV1 the previous night, did not disappoint his fans. He started his performance on time to avoid his fans waiting around and carried out a two hour set with ease along with his nine piece band. His hits included Greatest Day, Million Love Songs and Pray and of course ending with Never Forget, it was a truly unforgettable show. As always with the front man of Take That, he left his fans eager for more. Truly grateful for them venturing out in the depths of winter he said to his audience, “I know it’s expensive and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.” A gentleman and a show man, the people of Merseyside loved his show. 26 LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Stylist

NEW TO LIFESTYLE... MEET MATT FISHER

V

alentine’s Day is fast approaching and we have everything covered to ensure that your partner will enjoy a day or night to remember.

Whatever the size of your budget, there is a selection of gifts and styles to suit all tastes to tickle that St. Valentine in you all. The biggest craze for the ladies are the 736,+(2633"&3(4#&!#3+(!,+''+'(<%00%*"&3( in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and the Kardashians. These hot picks from Boudoir Boutique are on trend and with such affordable prices everyone can look fabulous this Valentines. For the guys, a smart casual theme continues with built in pocket handkerchiefs being a feature of all of the blazers on sale for the next spring collections. Our featured model looks cupid friendly with a casual blazer, with detailing in the top and featuring bold matching chinos. With the cold weather set to continue through February, you could add a classic V neck jumper to the look for extra warmth. D2#.+9+,(1%6(!%(.2"'(a#0+&."&+;'(!#1-($#5+('6,+(1%6(7&!( time to say to that special person how lucky you are. It is after all about ‘sharing the love.’ I am very excited at the prospect of working at Model 101. As the new creative director to an award winning team, I am going to ensure Liverpool remains at the top of the list for fashionable city destinations. 28 LIFESTYLE

Model 101 will be working with industry insiders to connect fashionistas with exciting new projects. Have a look on our website for more information www.model101.co.uk. So… watch this space while I dodge a few of Cupid's arrows. With Stylish Regards,

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Restaurant Review

Bierkeller in Liverpool is situated on the site of the old Zeligs opposite the Hilton. If you haven't heard about this new number one party destination for the city then where have you been hiding? The atmosphere is rustic, and inviting with its huge bar stools dotted around lots of tables. Though there is also plenty of space to stand. The bar is enormous, running down the entire length of one wall and the staff are forever cleaning work surfaces and looking out for the customers which is reassuring to see. In addition they all seem to be exceptionally good looking, perhaps as this is a beer fuelled bar is this intentional to drive the lads in? I can only imagine it would work. >( 0%9+!( .2+( 7,'.( "$:,+''"%&( %<( .2+( menu, especially the way in which it was set out­ very clever. It's a disc based on the continents of the world. Within each continent (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America and a strangely titled Oceana) are the small dishes, burgers, pizzas and salads, which range in taste and spice depending on the country you are visiting. I was tempted by the Wild Boar burger but, being pregnant, I played safe and had the jacket potato skins loaded with bacon and cheese (£4.95) and the Jack Daniels BBQ Chicken Wings (£4.95) ­ an absolutel guilty pleasure of deliciously tasty fried chicken. There was also a half rack of ribs on the North America Platter (£11.95) which I didn't have room for but our waitress kindly wrapped it up for our dog. 30 LIFESTYLE

Simon was more adventurous with the Asian Platter (£12.95) which consisted of Thai tempura prawns seasoned with a sweet chill dip (£4.95), peking Duck spring rolls (£4.95) and absolutely gorgeous chicken satay skewers with a peanut dip (£4.95) As it was a bitterly cold day a comforting desert was required. I had predictably, sticky toffee pudding and custard while Simon had the chocolate fudge cake with ice cream.Both priced at £3.45 Beirkeller is an inexpensive eateries that does not compromise on its quality and taste. A perfect accompaniment to a night out, I would say and I was also impressed with the kids menu. Not a chicken nugget in sight, thankfully and everything freshly prepared and cooked. I expect the place is heaving on weekend. I noticed Happy Hour is between 4 and 7pm Sundays to Thursdays which again is a welcome sign. Having spent a pleasurable couple of hours at Bierkeller, it started to remind me %<(#(263+(.2+$+!(,+'.#6,#&.(1%6(*%60!(7&!( at a Disney hotel, something that appeals to me greatly. Please try it, it's a great venue, the staff are lovely and the food is uncomplicated, delicious and served piping hot.... just the way I like it.

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Hypeglo.com is a free platform for all professional entertainment talent, agents & agencies. Launched in 2011, Hypeglo has grown rapidly, launching their in­house Record Label (Hypeglo Records), Hypeglo P"N':JQ)RF)S)T58$%3U)EU'3&61 Entrepreneur, Sophie Bowman, set up Hypeglo whilst homeless & living in a hostel.

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a family ticket to Disney On Ice presents Let’s Party We’re giving you the chance to win a family ticket to see the show! We have a family ticket for 4 persons to giveaway. All you have to do is enter your details (Email, name, address and postcode and telephone number) Email EDITOR@LIFESTYLEMONTHLY.CO.UK with DISNEY in the subject box

What are you up to now? D+;9+(0#6&/2+!(#(&#."%&*"!+(.#0+&.('+#,/2=((k%6(/#&( ,+3"'.+,( #.( ***=21:+30%=/%$=( a#,"%6'( :640"/#."%&'( 2#9+(%<<+,+!($+($1(%*&(/%06$&(/%9+,"&3(#00('%,.'= >;$( #0'%( *%,5"&3( %&( #( 9#,"+.1( %<( lB( /#$:#"3&'( <,%$( $6'"/(i(N#'2"%&(.%(:,%!6/.(0#6&/2+'d+9+&.'=((>.;'(3,+#.( 2#9"&3( .2+( <#4( F1:+30%( $+$4+,'( .%( '.#<<( #00( %<( .2+'+( :,%Z+/.'e

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!"#$%&'()"*+&,&!"#$%&*"-%.$/0+&,&1*&,&234&1%*.)&!%*5".$067 Kingdom – Liverpool Kingdom have always been known for being pro­active in their approach and this has been proved again with the installation of a SCANNET system just prior to Xmas. The system provides a unique way of cataloguing customers and forecasting future business. In addition, it automatically calculates age, logs business activity Kingdom Bar Manager Sean Hunter with and can detect the SCANNET Fix System fake ID’s. The system calculates age, adds information to SCANNET database and much $%,+=(>.(/#&(+9+&(.2+&('+#,/2(N#/+4%%5(*".2(#(7&!+,( for each customer, collect their email address and biometric details. A great way of improving the venues security, image and business. See their new look site also on: www.kingdom­liverpool.co.uk for more details.

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The Capstone Theatre is delighted to announce a new International Jazz Festival to launch from 28th February ­ 3rd March 2013, in Liverpool ­ the UK’s music capital. ?%$+( %<( .2+( 7&+'.( &#$+'( %&( .2+( national and international jazz scene are set to demonstrate that the spirit of jazz is still swingin’ and jumpin’ in Liverpool and some programmed events are absolutely free. In the short time since its opening in 2010, The Capstone Theatre has established itself as the city's leading venue for cutting edge jazz and world music. This new festival is going all out to showcase original and innovative instrumental sounds from #&(#,,#1(%<(2"32(:,%70+(#,."'.'(.%('#."'<1( the genre lovers and to introduce the fascinating world of jazz to a whole new generation of music fanatics. The Capstone Theatre’s Neil Campbell said 'The Festival will be the 7,'.(%<(".'(5"&!("&(8"9+,:%%0(#&!(*"00(3"9+( the opportunity to bring together '%$+(%<(.2+($%'.(2"32(:,%70+(&#."%&#0( and international artists alongside some of the City's most creative local jazz musicians. Since beginning its ongoing series of jazz concerts two years ago, starting with a concert by sax legend Courtney Pine, The Capstone has staged concerts by some of the most interesting and excellent international jazz artists including Dennis Rollins, Neil Cowley, Zoe Rahman, Martin Taylor, Gwilym ?"$/%/5-( 8"32.2%6'+-( T#2( D%440+-( Stacey Kent, Kairos 4tet, Tigran, Eduardo Niebla, Phronesis, Portico m6#,.+.(#&!(Q%$$1(?$".2=(>(.2"&5(.2#.( through The Capstone's programme, Merseyside audiences are being given the opportunity to experience world class musicians who otherwise would not have performed in the City.' Thursday 28th February will see the festival open in smooth style with 38 LIFESTYLE

Roller Trio. Described by BBC’s Radio’s M"00+'( l+.+,'%&( #'( YP#,5-( $+&#/"&3-( bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz” .On 1st March, just as the *++5+&!( #,,"9+'( 8+!( V"4-( %&+( %<( the original torch bearers for the revitalized young British jazz scene –a $#9+,"/5( Z#@@( 4#&!( #&!( #&( 6&0"5+01( ,%/5( C6"&.+.( *"00( 4+( 2+#!0"&"&3( .2+( second day of the festival. The third day of the festival will not be slowing down as composer, teacher and :"#&"'.( B%4+,.( _"./2+00-( #( .2,%*4#/5( to that powerful tradition of artistic mastery in pursuit of transcendence, .#5+'( .%( .2+( '.#3+-( <%00%*+!( 41( .2+( f".( P%*&+'( m6"&.+.-( .2+( !#,5( #&!( detailed, colorful and chaotic new project from UK pianist and composer Kit Downes. Sunday 3rd March will see London Jazz artist Denys Baptiste performing with his new trio Triumvirate. Consisting of double bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Moses Boyd, Q,"6$9",#.+( .#5+( C6#0".1( '%&3'( %<( .2+( ,+/+&.( :#'.( E( .2"&5( M&#,0'( V#,50+1H'( Crazy and D'Angelo's Brown Sugar ­ and reinterpret them in trio format to present familiar material in an unfamiliar way. Q2+( N+'."9#0( *"00( /60$"&#.+( "&( #( 7&#0( concert by jazz legend Courtney Pine, who returns to The Capstone with his phenomenal House of Legends Tour. An inspirational icon to many young, upcoming musicians, W%6,.&+1( "'( 5&%*&( +[.+&'"9+01( <%,( this saxophone and clarinet mastery however he is a multi­instrumentalist *2%("'(#0'%(#40+(.%(:0#1(.2+()6.+-(#&!( 5+14%#,!=( S*#,!+!( #&( OV^( "&( IJJJ( and a CBE in 2009 Courtney’s other accolade is his appearance in a Z#@@( C6#,.+.( "&( #&( +:"'%!+( %<( P%/.%,( D2%e(Q2+(Z#@@($#+'.,%(0#6&/2+!(Q2+( W#:'.%&+H'( Z#@@( :,%3,#$$+( 4#/5( "&( 2010 with a sell­out performance and this concert promises to be something very special. No festival in Liverpool would be complete without the very best

in native talent and the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is no exception. Supporting these jazz supremos will also be a series of free performances by Liverpool jazz $6'"/"#&'-( "&/06!"&3( V0"&!( _%&5( Q,"%-( _#,."&( ?$".2;'( Q2+( D+#9+-( l+,,"( #&!( A+"0( m6#,.+.-( D2".+( W#&9#'( #&!( GORP. Exclusive to the Liverpool International Jazz Festival, The Capstone Theatre and specialist woodwind retailer W6,01( D%%!*"&!( *"00( :,+'+&.( .*%( <,++( '#[%:2%&+( *%,5'2%:'( #&!( $#'.+,/0#''+'=( Q2+( 7,'.( *"00( '++( renowned saxophone recording artist, author and composer Pete Thomas, alongside legendary sax '.#,'( V%441( D+00"&'( #&!( Q%&1( f%7-( discuss how to achieve the best sound on your instrument. The second class will see professional saxophonist, consultant and teacher Graeme Turner offer the very best advice on how to improvise effectively. Liverpool’s newest music event, the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is set to become an annual event with the Capstone Theatre at its very heart. More information can be found on: www.thecapstonetheatre.com.

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Tell us about the Range We are a group consisting of 3 members that can sing and rap. We are mainly a commercial group hoping to break into mainstream radio play. We have been making music for about 2 or 3 years now We used to be called Urban Movements but we started afresh and changed the name. The members are James Dunbavin aka Melo.D age 22, Alan Williams aka Shy age 22 and Ben Mohammed age 19. What is the type of music you write/play Rap / pop / dance / rnb / house. We do the lot, that's where the range comes into it. How did you form the group? We formed the group years ago meeting other artists online and collating then met up for shows then started making music together. What are your plans for the year This year we are going to bring an ep out called love inspirations and its about everything u wud cum accross wen in love or splitting up etc also hoping to get a few shows done and radio appearances. Who would you like to be signed with? Dappy as he is a huge inspiration to us How does the internet help you raise awareness of your music? >( "'( 263+01( "&)6+&."#0( #'( +9+,1%&+( "'( %&( <#/+4%%5( #&!( twitter so when we post a video link it gets around fast! What is your favourite track on your album and why? We don't have one, they're all our favourite we'll let u pick yours. How long has it taken to put together? The cd has taken a few months ^7")89')6"29)H2J4&8:)43I2'3&'J 2pac, Biggie Smalls, Dappy, Ghetts, Miguel, drake, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran we have alot plus alot of indie groups and so on. What are your favourite tunes on your iPod? We all have our different fave's but Melo.d's would be 2pac, Dear Mumma. Shy's would be Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely and Ben's is Boys 2 Men Where can we see you play In feb 22nd Zanzibar!

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Liverpool Chinese New Year Celebrations 10 February 2013

Year of the Snake

Gung Hey Fat Choi

Sunday 10 February 2013 Dancing Snake Workshop

10:30am

Urban Stawberry Lunch

11:30am

Chinese New Year at the Black â&#x20AC;&#x201C; E The Black-E

11:00am

Firecracker Display

1:00pm

John Colins Funfair

11:00am

Pagoda Chinese Community Centre

1:30pm

The Taste of China Sunday Street Market

11:00am

Wah Sing Chinese Community Centre

2:00pm

Dragon, Unicorn & Lion Dance Street Parade

11:30am

Liverpool Chinese New Year VIP Dinner

6:30pm

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The following Associations are also open on the day to welcome members: Che Kung Tong Chinese Association, Hoy Yin Chinese Association, Liverpool Chinese Business Association, See Yep Chinese Association (UK), Tap Mun Chinese Association, Wah Sing Chinese Community Centre, Pagoda Chinese Community Centre

This event is organised by 2013 Liverpool Chinatown Chinese New Year Co-ordinating Committee in partnership with Liverpool City Council

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages - Back in Liverpool... Discovery is the latest addition to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in association with All Leisure Holidays who have successfully operated this ship for many years. Discovery replaces Ocean Countess which created history in 2012 as the first vessel to use Liverpool’s new cruise terminal as a ‘turnaround’ port. Mike Hall, Head of Marketing at Cruise & Maritime Voyages said ‘We are delighted to be back in Liverpool again this year. The city now provides fast and reliable check in and disembarkation facilities plus good local transport connections which are key factors in offering cruising holidays from convenient departure ports. We have three cruises from Liverpool in 2013 increasing to eight scheduled for 2014.’ Take your pick from the majestic Norwegian fjords, the beautiful British Isles, the wonders of Iceland, Scottish Isles & Faroes and the glorious Azores and Madeira. Plus,

there are Mini Cruises to whet the appetite. This autumn, you can also join Discovery on one of her exciting Mediterranean and Black Sea cruises flying from Manchester. The 700 passenger Discovery provides a good range of leisure facilities including the Carousel Lounge, where you may enjoy colourful floor shows performed by the show-team or the talents of one of the guest entertainers. With its panoramic views, Palm Court is a delightful venue to relax and watch the world sail by or to just chat with fellow passengers after another wonderful day ashore. By contrast, the Discovery Lounge is the place to be for late night cabaret and to dance the night away. Discovery offers traditional two sitting dining in the Seven Continents Restaurant or, as an alternative and subject to weather conditions, buffet style meals at the Lido. In addition, there is a shopping gallery, internet centre, a card room and well stocked library.

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ANGELAJAY Reaching out to the heart of the community...... Lifestyle Monthly welcomes Heart FM’s popular breakfast presenter as our regular columnist. I dread to have my heating bill, my heaters have been on constantly it is just so cold! Disappointed the John Lewis snowman has disappointed from twitter, bless him he must have melted!! Although I have seen quite a few other types…how many have you seen? Snowmen I am talking about! I have seen quite a few, even a snow woman and a snow baby all they needed was a house oh that’s an igloo in the world of snow isn’t it?!! I love the snow but only for one day after that it gets a bit boring when you still have to go to work!! However it has been an excuse to get in the yummy hot chocolate with bits of marshmallows in it and whipped cream­ delish I want some more now!

year. We have brought back ‘who’s on heart’ giving you the chance to win £125,000. Don’t forget if you win who told you about it ;­))

Q+00(1%6(*2#.(>(.,"+!(<%,(.2+(7,'.(."$+(.2"'(*++5X(B+"5"-(*2"/2( is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us. You don’t need to take off #&1( %<( 1%6,( /0%.2+'-( #'( B+"5"( *"00( :#''( .2,%632( #&1.2"&3=( Elisha Brady my practitioner at The Planet, (opposite the train station in little Sutton), gently places her hands over the area of your body that you wish to be worked on. I 2%&+'.01(<%6&!(.2+(+[:+,"+&/+(#$#@"&3(#&!(*"00(!+7&".+01( be going back!

At the National TV Awards for the 12 year running Ant and Dec picked up the best entertainment presenter award which is pretty good going! Well done boys! The programme they also host ’I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’, beat X­Factor in the awards too, I bet Simon Cowell wasn’t to happy! However his dancing dog winner Pudsey did a fantastic dance routine to Gangnam style! Kimberley Walsh looked sensational yet received criticism from fellow twitters saying that she should stick to dancing! Oooh that’s mean!

You can tell payday has come can’t you! Thank goodness, we all need our lives back rather than staying in like a hermit for fear of spending money!! I need to start playing the lottery more although I understand they are putting up the amount from £1 to £2, I guess there isn’t a lot of things that are the same price as it was in 1994, but doubling it! Tune into Heart if you feeling the pinch this

Can’t believe it has been a quarter of a century (that sounds long dosent it?!) since Kylie Minogue released her 7,'.('"&30+=(?2+(2#'(':0".(<,%$(2+,(0%&3(.+,$($#&#3+$+&.( and they have said that she is pulling back from her music career and devoting more time to herself and her acting, however when checking out her twitter page she says she is not quitting! You see you can’t believe everything you hear or see as the case maybe!

And my fave soap at the mo did well, Coronation street picked up award for best serial drama, been loving the whole Kirsty and Tyrone story line! Looking forward to presenting an award at the end of Feb, for the Lifestyle Awards, I will see you there! Keep smiling, love Angela xx

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Hello Lifestyle readers! Now that we are well and truly into 2013, I have been looking forward for the chance to catch up with you about all of the exciting things that have made this year start with a bang! January was a busy month for me, as ever, and I was pleased to be able to get started with a range of different projects, as well as taking part in some special events. I was thrilled to attend the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards on the 17th January at Leicester’s Welford Road Stadium, presenting an award and getting the chance to meet so many of the amazing sportspeople that continue to contribute to the amazing sporting success that our country has enjoyed over the past twelve months. Despite the snow and freezing temperatures of January, I have continued to work on my latest construction project and battling successfully with the elements, thanks to my Heat Holders socks. The freezing temperatures that welcomed the New Year were no match for the unique thermal technology of the socks and I also put their range of thermal underwear to good use, truly keeping out the cold with its TOG rated design. Bad weather does not necessarily mean that we can take a break from all of the important jobs that we have to do and I am happy to report that my Blåkläder work wear continues to work hard and combat the tough conditions of a construction site. With specially engineered seams and zips, the clothing is incredibly hard wearing, meaning that I am kept as safe and warm as possible, no matter what the elements throw at me. I hope that you are all keeping safe and warm, although we are now into February, there is still the chance of some extreme weather and I am making sure that I have my Heat Holders and my Blåkläder clothing to hand, no matter how big or small the job I am working on is! I look forward to telling you all about my most recent projects in my next update, All the best, Craig.

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New chapter for Mansion House LIVERPOOL’S historic Mansion House in Calderstones Park is about to begin a new stage in its story after the council agreed a deal with social business The Reader Organisation to take over the building. It means plans can move forward to bring new life to the Grade II­listed mansion, along with its coach house and stables. The Reader Organisation – a Liverpool­based social business which works to connect people with literature, and each other – has put forward proposals to establish an International Centre of Reading and Wellbeing in the building. The centre will work with people of all ages, helping to 46"0!E6:( .2+",( /%&7!+&/+( #&!( '+0<E+'.++$( .2,%632( #( range of reading initiatives. _#&'"%&(F%6'+(E(*2"/2(<%,$+,01(2%6'+!(/%6&/"0(%<7/+'( ­ was put on the market in October 2012 by Liverpool City Council, because it was considered surplus to the council’s operational requirements. Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted that we have appointed The Reader Organisation to take over the Mansion House. They are a strong organisation with an excellent track record of growing their business year­on­year. “There was a good deal of interest in the building, and we considered all the proposals carefully. We chose The Reader Organisation because we were impressed by what was a very strong bid. They have some fantastic ideas which we believe will not only bring the building back into use in a meaningful way but will help protect its future. “In tough economic times, we want to make the best 6'+( %<( %6,( %<7/+( ':#/+-( 4+/#6'+( .2+,+( 2#'( 4++&( #( big reduction in the workforce. There is no point in us continuing to run buildings that aren’t being used, as this is a waste of council resources and taxpayers’ money. However, we are committed to making sure all buildings deemed surplus are dealt with in the most appropriate manner, and we feel we have achieved that in the case of Mansion House. “We have worked closely with the Friends of the Park, the local community and ward councillors on the selection process and I think we have made a really good choice. We will continue to work with The Reader Organisation, and the wider community, as these plans move forward.” Development of the full International Centre for Reading and Wellbeing will be phased and is expected to be completed in December 2015. 50 LIFESTYLE

Liverpool disability arts group vows  to help performers and audiences  overcome internet challenges A disability arts organisation has become the latest group to join a national campaign to help disabled people overcome the challenges of using the internet. Liverpool based DaDaFest, which organises a biennial festival promoting disability and deaf arts and an ongoing programme promoting disabled artistic talent, has become a partner of Go ON Gold, a project designed to help disabled people participate fully in an increasingly digital society. Go ON Gold now hopes other arts organisations will follow their lead by joining the campaign to capitalise on the new awareness and understanding of equality issues generated by the success of the Paralympics. Teaming up with Go ON Gold means DaDaFest, one of whose projects aims to increase attendance at artistic events among disabled and deaf people, will actively help performers and audiences to access the internet and help them use on line tools to improve their web experience.

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HILLBOROUGH POP UP SHOP AT ST JOHN'S CENTRE Lifestyle were proud to be invited to the Hillsborough _+$%,"#0( lOlEnl( '2%:( *2"/2( *"00( !",+/.01( 4+&+7.( .2+( Hillsborough Family Support Group opened last month in St John's Shopping Centre . >.( *#'( %<7/"#001( %:+&+!( 41( _#,3#,+.( S':"&#00-( W2#",( %<( FN?M-(8"9+,:%%0(#&!(?51(?:%,.'(0+3+&!(l2"0(Q2%$:'%&-(#&!( D#.+,0%%(B%#!;'(T#/5(_/_600+& Q2+( :%:( 6:( '2%:( <%00%*'( .2+( 3,+#.( ,+':%&'+( .%( .2+( F"00'4%,%632(N#$"01(?6::%,.(M,%6:($#,5+.('.#00-(*2"/2('%0!( :%+$'-( /#0+&!#,'( #&!( *,"'.4#&!'( "&( D"00"#$'%&( ?C6#,+( %9+,(W2,"'.$#'=(Q2+(:%+$'(HF"00'4%,%632(cbH(<%,(8"9+,:%%0( <#&'(#&!(HS&!("<(1%6(5&%*(1%6,(F"'.%,1GH(<%,(^9+,.%&(<#&'( 2#9+(4%.2(4++&(*,"..+&(41(^9+,.%&"#&(#6.2%,(_"5+0= Q2+( ?.( T%2&'( '2%:( *"00( &%*( 4+( .2+( %&01( :0#/+( "&( .2+( /".1( .%(461(.2+(<,#$+!(:%+$'-(*,"..+&(<%,(4%.2(8"9+,:%%0(#&!( ^9+,.%&(<#&'-(#&!(<%,(.2+( 7,'.(."$+(*"00('+00(qT6'."/+( <%,(.2+(cb;(.('2",.'=(l,%7.'( from all merchandise sold will go directly to HFSG. _#,3#,+.( S':"&#00-( W2#",(%<(FN?M-('#1'-(Y>&( recent months we have been overwhelmed by the power of the :+%:0+( %<( 8"9+,:%%0-( who have demanded .2+",( 9%"/+'( 4+( 2+#,!=( ?:%,.'( P,"9+( l,%$%."%&'-( *2%( %:+&+!( .2+( 9+,1( 7,'.( FN?M( W2,"'.$#'( $#,5+.( '.#00( "&( D"00"#$'%&( ?m-( 2#9+( 4++&( "&9#06#40+=( Q2+( $#,5+.( '.#00( was a place where people were able to come and show the strength of their feelings and give to a cause they feel a part of. Y>.;'( <#&.#'."/( .2#.( ?:%,.'( P,"9+( l,%$%."%&'( 2#9+( 4++&( able to carry on that success. Having a full size store allows the extra space we needed to offer other things .2#.('2%::+,'(2#9+(#'5+!(<%,=(D+(+[:+/.(.2+(qT6'."/+(<%,( .2+(cb;(.E'2",.'(.%(4+(:%:60#,=\ Q2+(6&".(<%,(.2+(:%:(6:('2%:(2#'(4++&(:,%9"!+!(<,++(%<( charge by St Johns Shopping Centre Liverpool and will be located close to the food court in the centre. >#&(D#,!-(/+&.,+(!",+/.%,(%<(?.(T%2&'-(/%$$+&.'-(YD2#.( happened at Hillsborough will be forever ingrained in the minds of people in this city. YD+(*+0/%$+(.2+(:%:(6:('2%:(.%(.2+(/+&.,+(#&!(*"'2(".( +9+,1('6//+''("&(,#"'"&3(<6&!'(<%,(.2+(<#$"0"+'(#<<+/.+!=\

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