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The concept of festivity can sometimes be received as a mixed bag. Itâ€™s easy for the over ripe frivolity of the season to be over consumerised and a little rich, let us however not forget the magic. We see a season saturated in childhood memories, smells, senses and sounds that represent and evoke different things in us all. It is also not just the celebration of Christmas, it is a homage to midwinter, a hearty embrace of our bleakest, most romantic season. So, with all of this in mind, this issue we take you on a heady journey through the cold winter winds to the allure of Russia a Dickensian re-enactment and a plethora of ideas and inspirations to warm your winter cockles. We also present ways you can give something back when itâ€™s needed most. Amidst all the joy and celebration itâ€™s important we Ă…VL\PI\[XMKQITJITIVKMIVLPMTXW\PMZ[ With the new year fast approaching, weâ€™re happy to report good news I\7VM7\PMZ097]Z\MIUPI[R][\WNĂ…KQITTaOZW_VI[_M_MTKWUM Laura, Chris and Pete into our realms. Theyâ€™ll be helping us build on our early momentum and working on some top-secret projects for 2013 that we canâ€™t wait to share with you. Join us as we enter our â€œcoming of ageâ€? year. Weâ€™ve learned lots from the journey of the past 12-months and are ever-thankful for your support along the way. So, a hearty and sincere new year to all of you, letâ€™s embrace the exciting times that lie ahead together.
VICKY PARRY Editorial Director
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INFORM / THE BRIEF
YORK 800 ANTHOLOGY
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ONEANDOTHER.COM
ISSUE 05 / FESTIVE
York 800 Anthology
Contemporary meets medieval at the Minster
To conclude a year of York 800 celebrations, a lasting ode to the rich history of our medieval history has been collated. In collaboration with the York 800 stories community project, a patchwork of original poems, photography and artwork have been drawn together into a special anthology dedicated to York.
York Minster’s Great East Window has been described as the English equivalent of the Sistine Chapel and now visitors will be able to see the medieval stained glass at ]XKTW[MQVIVM_UM\ITTQKWZJ<PM7ZJPI[Å^MVM_Ta conserved panels taken from the window, four of which _QTT ZMUIQV WV LQ[XTIa XMZUIVMV\Ta IVL \PM ÅN\P _QTT change each month during the sphere’s three-year exhibition.
THINK Market Revolution Plotted Forming the town’s boisterous, bustling geographical heart, the centuries-old Newgate Market could be inline for a makeover and longer opening hours. A consultation on the proposed changes took place at the end of October, which is expected to lead to a bid for funding being made to the council’s Economic Infrastructure Fund.
Yorkshire’s Film-Friendly Charter
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One of our cover stars has cause for celebration. One year ago, Sophie Jewett realised her dream and opened up a Cocoa House on Blake Street, and it’s going from strength to strength. Sophie told us: “I have to keep pinching myself to think how far we’ve come, so much so we’re having to rewrite our business plans.” York Cocoa House is aiming to inspire and support more artisan chocolate makers to join them in challenging the monopolised supply chain. We’re certainly behind them!
York Cocoa House is aiming to inspire and support more artisan chocolate makers
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A TASTE OF THE ORIENT
)[_MXW_MZW]Z_Ia\PZW]OP\PMÅVITUWV\P[WN the year towards the Christmas break, there’s plenty of explosive action capturing our attention along the _Ia <PIVS[ \W \PM ZMTMI[M WN \PM VM_ *WVL ÅTU Skyfall, heart-stopping stunts, exploding helicopters and all that leaves you both shaken and stirred is bang on trend. York is also buying into the thirst for the explosive as the city hosts its most dramatic ÅZM_WZSNM[\Q^ITaM\ITTQV\ZQJ]\M\WAWZS¼[QVNIUW][ Guy Fawkes and his part in the biggest Bond-like moment of the 17th century, the Gunpowder Plot.
With intricate Chinoiserie prints, kimono dresses IVLOMQ[PI[\aTMW]\Å\\QVO\ISQVOW^MZ\PMKI\_ITS[ it seems we must turn our attentions to hotter climes this winter as stories of the Orient raid the fashion fancy. Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen’s collection of the elegantly exotic promotes luxurious fabrics and elaborate embroidery as a staple for this year’s winter warmers. For a taste of the Orient close to home, the newly opened Yo! Sushi restaurant onChurch Street offers up delicious and healthy Japanese food that won’t stop you being able to slip into those skimpy kimonos!
AUTHOR - KATHARINE WOOTTON
INFORM / FESTIVAL OF ANGELS
Festival of Angels Over the weekend of 15-16 December, our cobbled streets are transformed into a winter wonderland, otherwise known as the Festival of Angels.
A breathtaking collection of ice sculptures are joined all day by fake snow falling from the rooftops, lively street entertainment and alfresco dining for those brave enough to brave the cold. Expect to see Santa make an appearance with his elves to put smiles on the faces of the little ones. The ice angels will be on the move on the Sunday, touring the Latin Quarter of Grape Lane and the Swinegate maze of streets. Each year the sculptors try and outdo their previous efforts, which have included the likes of an ice Harry Potter, Budda, and your more traditional festive favourites.
Christmas Markets Big Green Market 1-4 Nov Parliament Street A street Market with conscience St Nicholas Fayre 29-30 Nov to 1-2 Dec Parliament Street Coppergate Guildhall St Sampsons Square ;MM\PM?WWLMV+PITM\[ÅTTML_Q\P a shopper’s paradise
York’s Festive Fayre 5-23 Dec Parliament Street Christmas wooden huts lit up like Little Germany in the heart of York Farmers Market 16-17 Nov to 14-15 Dec St Sampson’s Square Parliament Street Last minute local produce for the festive holidays Newgate Market In between the Shambles & Parliament Street Open 7 days per week all year round....
All in all there is something for me, you and everyone during the Festive Markets Calendar, For further information Contact : Darren Lovatt Senior Markets Officer Markets Office 2 Newgate York, YOl 7LA Tel: 01904 551355 Mob: 0788 7754455
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St Nicholas Fayre 29th till 2nd December IF CHRISTMAS WAS A BEAUTY CONTEST, YORK WOULD WIN HANDS DOWN.
?Q\PI_MIT\PWN PQ[\WZa\PI\[\ZM\KPM[JIKS\W\PMÅZ[\KMV\]ry AD, York’s cobbled streets and medieval character provide a faultless backdrop for the delights dark nights and snowfall bring. St Nicholas Fayre complements York’s wintry charm and attracts thousands of visitors over four busy days across a host of venues. Its lure is wall-to-wall handmade crafts and local farm produce that make thoughtful and one-of-a-kind presents not NW]VLWV\PMPQOP[\ZMM\;PWXXMZ[ÆWKSNWZWZQOQVITIZ\_WZS “Made in Yorkshire” glassware and ceramics, jewellery, decorations and even Russian dolls. Of course, there is also plenty WN +PZQ[\UI[ KISM[ _QVM[ IVL KPMM[M[ ÆI^W]ZML _PQ[SQM[ and mulled wine to warm our cockles! <PM[\ITT[_QTTÆW_\PZW]OPW]\8IZTQIUMV\;\ZMM\*IZTMa0ITT St Sampson’s Square, Kings Square, Coppergate, St William’s College and the Guildhall. If previous years are anything to go by, we’ll be treated to holiday melodies by carolers and buskers as we shop, getting us well and truly into the Christmas spirit.
AUTHOR - MIEKE FITZHARRIS
St Nicholas Fayre takes place on 29 Nov till 2 Dec throughout the city centre.
IMAGES - KEVIN DOOLEY
INFORM / DEMENTIA - FRIENDLY CITY
The Making of a DementiaFriendly City A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has challenged York to become a truly dementia-friendly city and help sufferers navigate the increasingly complex maze of life. With an estimated 2,000 people in York currently living with dementia, we take a look at what more can be done to help our fellow residents.
The pioneering Dementia Without Walls project highlights a string of possible interventions in our cityscape and improvements to taken-forgranted services that will support those living with dementia to do so comfortably and independently, whilst continuing to contribute to the citizenry of our city. Almost all aspects of our everyday lives are touched upon around the four themes of place, people, resources and networks, including recommendations to existing _IaÅVLQVO MUJMLLQVO I K]T\]ZM of understanding and empathy in the local business community, and improved professional and peer support.
better use of our green spaces with dedicated walkways, using technology to provide visual prompts, conceiving more supportive neighbourhoods and retail environments, and the adoption of many of the principles associated with the slow movement. Ultimately it is about an everyday consistency of experience spanning infrastructure and interactions, even from as early as the initial diagnosis. Whilst not mentioned in the report, there are clear implications for new developments, such as Monks Cross II, where placemaking should include vulnerable groups in their thinking to create good public spaces that promote health, happiness, and well being for us all. In the race for urban and economic development, it’s important that people with dementia are not forgotten.
On reading the report, it is very clear that the conditions for a dementia-friendly city would improve quality of life not only for 2,000 people in York currently living with dementia, but for us all. It is also clear that we can all play a part in making York more “responsive” in our everyday interaction with the issue.
Dementia Without Walls takes inspiration from similar initiatives in Manchester, Bruges, and Perth, where organic and institutional support is already
Proposed practical interventions include making
IMAGES - DERRICK TYSON
high on the agenda. With Alzheimer’s Society stating that 800,000 people in the UK are living with LMUMV\QIIVL\PMÅO]ZM[M\\WLW]JTMQV\PMVM`\ years, what happens in York can have implications nationwide and beyond.
process and philosophy required for York to become dementia-friendly now mapped out, John Kennedy, Director of Care Services at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), urges us to treat it as a JZQMÅVO NWZ XZWOZM[[QVO \PM KQ\a 0M [IQL" ¹AWZS has many positives that help [those with dementia] The year-long JRF project was informed by real IKPQM^MCIZQKPIVLN]TÅTTQVOTQNMEaM\ITW\UWZMKIV life experiences, such as the personal story told by be done by pulling resources and services together. aMIZWTL0MTTI:MQ[[UIVV1\¼[QUXW[[QJTMVW\\W Now it requires city leaders – and all of us who be moved by reading Hella’s struggles with dementia live and work in York – to ensure that the positive following a stroke and how it was affecting every things become embedded in normal York life, and aspect of her life. Sadly, Hella passed away during that more negative experiences are eradicated in the the programme yet her involvement undoubtedly future.” made an enormous contribution to scoping what would constitute a dementia-friendly city. One way people have immediately risen to the challenge is by taking part in GeniUS!’ last cityThe importance of including dementia sufferers wide brainstorm for new ways that people with such as Hella in planning the city and its transport dementia can gain control over their lives and feel and housing was cited, with the acknowledgement more socially included. The winner solution is set that there is lots of room to build on York’s already to be announced soon and will be handed £10,000 strong base. implement their idea. The natural conclusion drawn by anyone reading the report is that a collaborative solution is needed – one in which we can all play our part. With the AUTHOR - STUART GOULDEN
The full Dementia Without Walls report can be found at www.jrf.org.uk
INFORM / SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
Sustainable Travel SAVING THE PLANET AND POUNDS
If you cherish York as much as we do, there’s a simple way to play your part in keeping it clean and NZMMÆW_QVO
Of course, there’s the ever-reliable Park & Ride service, where you can park up for free all day and catch a bus into the city centre.
The philosophy of sustainable travel can be boiled down to doing what’s best for your pocket and qualify of life, not simply what’s easiest. We’re all guilty of that from time to time but a little bit of prior thought before a journey can add up to make a big difference.
Our picturesque streets, riverside and landmarks also act as the ideal backdrop to an enjoyable walk (try www.walk-it.com) or bike ride. There are lots of routes that will take you to the outskirts to city centre, and vice versa, in record time and help you avoid \PMPMILIKPMWN \ZINÅKRIU[1\¼[IT[WIOZMI\_Ia\W explore your own city and see it from an entirely new perspective!
It could start with car sharing on your way to work, which also doubles up as a great excuse to have an early morning natter. Or maybe the news of the All York bus ticket (allowing you to use any bus operator and route in the city) is the carrot you need to hop on public transport and be driven to your destination.
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INFORM / THE EYES TELL A THOUSAND TALES
If every cup of tea is said to represent an imaginary voyage (we have Catherine Douzel to thank for that), then surely its dream destination is The Vanilla Café.
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Tucked away on College Street with unbeatable views of the East Front of York Minster, the hidden gem is beautiful both inside and out. It’s in the chilly
Serving cream teas in vintage china with delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches, The Vanilla Café transforms the light bite into an occasion to savour. The Vanilla Café 12 College Street York YO1 7JF Tel: 01904 658852 @thevanillacafe www.facebook.com/thevanillacafe
The Eyes Tell a Thousand Tales In times of economic hardship it is often the NIUQTaXM\\PI\ÅVL[Q\[MTN I^QK\QUWN \PMK]\[QVQ\[ carer’s domestic budget. The RSPCA absorbs this additional intake alongside the continuing cases of neglect, abandonment and plain bad luck (pets get lost, owners pass away, and so on).
It would still be necessary for their stories to be told but each picture needed to stand-alone and let their character and charm come through. After some gentle persuasion, the RSPCA conference room was transformed into a studio and the snapping began. ;M^MZITUWV\P[PI^MXI[[ML[QVKM\PMÅZ[\[PWW\IVL adoptions are up meaning the their “we’ve found a home” collection is larger than the “we’re looking for a home” one. The power of storytelling can help kick-start a cause in need and it’s wonderful to see fellow members of our creative community using their talent to give something back.
Local photographer Steven Parker (sparkerphotography.com) approached the York branch of the RSPCA earlier in the year with an kind offer to take portraits of their animals looking for adoption. The newly appointed manager, Kim, was enthusiastic and saw it as serendipitous timing as she was keen to incorporate social networking into the process of re-homing - something that would require a regular stream of good quality images.
More information about RSPCA York is available at www.rspca-yorkhome.org.uk
Steven said the brief he set himself was shoot portraits that gave no hint as to the animals’ surroundings and circumstance, so the prospective carer could see them as a potential pet rather than simply a victim.
RSPCA York Animal Home Landing Lane YORK YO26 4RH
CULTURE / THE LICENCE OF “DARK” SPACE
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AUTHOR - KEVIN MCCAIGHY
CULTURE / THE SOLSTICE IS UPON US
IMAGES - JASON MORTIMER
THE WEIRD AND WACKY WAYS WE CELEBRATE MIDWINTER... It’s that time of year again. The cold, dark nights are drawing in. Mugs of hot chocolate become an evening staple. There is almost universal confusion as to whether the clocks go forward or back. Autumnal sunshine segues into winter chill almost seamlessly, as we dig out the scarves and gloves, hidden somewhere at the back of the wardrobe since February.
Greek legend also tells of Dionysus, and his grape wine (fermented over the Winter) is drunk during the festival of Brumalia. Pagan mythology describes the journey of the sun through the heavens as the Sun King riding his bright chariot across the sky. Pagans worship during the solstice the Sun King’s bringing of light into the world during the darkest time of all.
In our fair, and invariably grumpy, nation, many are disgruntled at the cold and unreliable weather, or ÅVL [WUM IZJQ\ZIZa ZMI[WV \W PI\M WV \PM _QV\MZtime. Granted, it’s bitter cold, especially in recent years, but the winter solstice (December 21st, usually) marks the beginning of the end for these long, dark nights, being the shortest day and the longest night of the year. From this point, we receive the luxury of increasingly light-for-longer days, as we head through the end of Winter and into Spring. To be precise, the winter solstice this year occurs at 11:12 GMT on December 21st.
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AUTHOR - MATT KEAY
So, crank up the central heating, stock up on Quality Street, and get your goat’s blood on standby. It’s going to be a cold one.
CULTURE / AESTHETICA
The World of Independent Film on our Doorstop AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK The Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns this November (8th-11th), celebrating the very best indeXMVLMV\ [PWZ\ Ă…TU[ NZWU IKZW[[ \PM _WZTL ) \W\IT WN KW]V\ZQM[_QTTJMZMXZM[MV\MLI\W^MZĂ…TU[ after an incredibly successful debut for the festival last year. The myriad of diverse, imaginative shorts will be screened across 15 unique venues, all within walking distance across the city. Embracing Yorkâ€™s contemporary culture as well as its history, locations range from Thirteen Thirty Oneâ€™s luxury boutique cinema to a pop-up screen inside the Micklegate Bar Museum. Thereâ€™s something for everyone with genres spanning drama, documentary, music video, art, comedy, thriller, animation and experimental.
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Special screenings will be curated be the likes of BAFTA, Warp Films, and the Yorkshire Film Archive to reveal some of their proudest creations.
ASFF 2012 runs from 8-11 November. Masterclass Tickets and Festival Passes can be purchased at www.ASFF.co.uk
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AUTHOR - JAMES ARDEN
ASFF is the only festival in the UK that takes the notion of ‘pop-up’ cinema to its limits
CULTURE / HOBGOLYN
Something Wicked This Way Comes ROGUE FRAME PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: HOBGOBLYN A lone stranger makes his way across the moors at dusk. In the isolated village of Barrowmoor, locals gather in the ale-house. Stormy clouds in the distance herald the return of an ancient evil. Why is this congregation taking place, and what wickedness will the night unveil? Set in the wilderness of the Dark Ages, Hobgoblyn is a suspenseful, supernatural drama brimming with black humour; the
ambitious debut short from the York St John graduates behind Rogue Frame Productions. Based on a long-form joke director/special-effects artist Matthew Kirke heard from his grandfather as a small child, Hobgoblyn has come a long way on its journey from memory to screen. First pitched to colleagues as precisely what it originally was - a joke - the
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FESTIVE ISSUE Director/special-effects artist Matthew Kirke Actor Andy Pilliner (Hobgoblyn/Rat Catcher) and 3rd assistant director Daniel Cooper
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AUTHOR - JAMES ARDEN
CULTURE / A PECULIAR OLE WASSAIL
A Peculiar Ole Wassail AN OBSCURE LOOK AT OUR NEW YEARS TRADITIONS
As we teeter in the edge of a long and interesting year, we believe it behoves us to pause and guide you QV ZMÆMK\QVO WV \PM \ZIV[Q\QWV JM\_MMV \PM WTL IVL new year, and its historical meaning. As every schoolboy knows the arbitrary marking of a new year (as we currently celebrate it) starts with Julius Caesar, who after dividing Gaul into three parts, decided to divide the year, thus creating his own calendar. This started with January, named after Janus, god of doors, _PW _I[ KWV^MVQMV\Ta Å\\ML _Q\P two faces enabling him to look fore and aft simultaneously. Since *+ -]ZWXM PI[ ]XLI\ML PMZ calendar system, switching to the Julian 1.1 or “Gregorian” calendar, but New Year’s Eve is of undiminished importance. Just as Londoners listen out for the chimes of Big Ben, and New Yorkers await the dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball, Yorkies tend to aggregate round our own dear landmark the Minster. Some of us might sing, or more likely hum, a verse of Burns’s Auld Lang Syne: the most popular song to which no one knows the words.
1V AWZS[PQZMÅZ[\ NWW\MZ[ \PMXMWXTM_PW ^Q[Q\ aW]Z house in the New Year bringing luck are called “lucky birds”. The luck-bringing capacity of said visitor seems to have hinged on his hair colour. In \PMUIQVILIZSPIQZMLÅZ[\NWW\MZQ[XZMNMZZMLXW[sibly because Scandinavians are fair haired, and, historically at least, Vikings at your gate have heralded rather poor luck indeed. Everyone seems to agree that redheads are dreadful luck; an old prejudice, supposedly rooted in Judas’s being ginger. Bothering people at home crops up in numerous festive traditions. At one time people might have expected to be visited by “mummers”: masked actors who would turn up at the majors houses in a village and perform some farcical, panto-esque plays (similar to but distinct from the mystery plays). These centred on rebirth, such as “The Old Tup” (as in Ram) or the Old Horse; in both cases the animal dies and is brought back to life; crude symbolism for winter death and predicted spring rebirth. Often these plays incorporate sword dances, a sort of Morris dance, peculiar to Yorkshire and the north east.
AUTHOR - JASON DUNN
These appear to have taken place on Christmas day and during the period up to New Year’s itself. In some parts of Yorkshire, girls were allowed in on the fun in the form of wassailing. Young girls would visit houses singing, rather imaginatively “Here We Come A-Wassailing”, with girls being given cakes, cheese, or coinage, rather like trick or treating. The girls would either carry a branch or a decorated doll QVIJW`<PMTI\\MZ[MMU[WN ]VNI\PWUIJTM[QOVQÅcance until one notes that in earlier times children carried an image of Christ carved in wax. Activities known as wassailing took, and take, place in other parts of the country but have an orchards and cider association. The word simply means good health in Anglo Saxon. The decline of these quaint traditions is doubtless sad, and probably results from the loss of community spirit and an increasing sense of social incoherence. On the other hand not being harassed by tedious neighbours, dubious thespians and other vagrants, might best be considered something of a small mercy and a necessary cost of progress. Whatever form your New Year’s Eve takes, we hope it involves at least some of frivolities of times gone by! IMAGES - ZABARA ALEXANDER
CULTURE / CONTEMPORARY ART
Whether you love him or hate him Turner-prize-winning Hirst is an artist that most people will have come across at some point in their life
Contemporary Art DOES YORK LOVE IT OR HATE IT? Lotte Inch, owner of the Lotte Inch Gallery on Petergate, talks us through her bold new exhibition and its controversial artists. ;\]KSQV\ZINĂ…KWV\PM5R][\VWZ\PWN 2]VK\QWV! and almost hypnotised by the motion of the windscreen wipers it struck me the bizarre reality of my situation. I was en-route, in my beat-up old CitroĂŤn, to collect a series of etchings by the notorious Damien Hirst! This was not an everyday occurrence. Not by any means. And I was actually a bit nervous. Not only was this something that I would never have imagined doing just six months previously â€“ at least not single-handedly and not for a business that consisted of, well, me. But also, more importantly, I wondered with a slight sense of unease, what the people of York were going to think to these works and the exhibition that they were to be a part of ? Did York want (or need) contemporary art like this in the city? I have always thought that the contemporary art scene here has been a tad on the minimal side. At least in terms of high end, renowned contemporary artists. Those such as Damien Hirst, or indeed, Gavin Turk whose work is currently on show in the gallery. Over the last twelve months or so however it has seemed as though the cultural sector has been burgeoning, and the individuals and organisations \PI\ _MZM MUMZOQVO IVL LM^MTWXQVO QV I Ă†]ZZa WN energy and motivation might be the ideal audience for real contemporary, cutting edge art. It was this belief that had led me to London and to the gallery representing Damien Hirst. Whether you love him or hate him, Turner-prizewinning Hirst is an artist that most people will have come across at some point in their life. And yes, much of his work is controversial, not to mention his methods of practice and production! But the chance AUTHOR - LOTTE INCH
to see something original by this artist, on your own doorstep? To consider the origins of the â€˜love him or hate himâ€™ notion in front of a piece of his artwork: This, actually, was an exciting prospect! It was thrilling too, to be able to instigate a debate about contemporary art in York. To ask whether it has a place in the city and more broadly to provoke discussions about the role of art and collecting contemporary work in todayâ€™s climate. The presence of works by Gavin Turk over the last month, have certainly begun to provoke such questioning and I have witnessed all spectrums of responses to the output of this contemporary artist and the others currently on display alongside him. I have seen people storming out of the gallery, and heard comments such as â€œitâ€™s so great to have this in York. We need more!â€? You cannot please everyone but at least people have the opportunity to form an informed opinion. The next show and the successive one will continue to debate the verity of this statement. Entomology, an exhibition which looks at insects and birds from various artistic perspectives will be a contemporary one with a deep-rooted historical point of reference. It KWUJQVM[XZQV\UISQVO,_WZSQVOIVL[Q\M[XMKQĂ…K installation. It should, I hope, appeal to everyone in some way or another. And if not, thatâ€™s absolutely Ă…VM*]\TM\Âź[\ZaIVLOQ^MIZ\IKPIVKM
Entomology: An exhibition of work from Damien Hirst and Tessa Farmer, with John Dilnot, will be taking place at Lotte Inch Gallery, 5 High Petergate, from 24 Oct to 22 Nov 2012.
CULTURE / COMIC
The Ghosts of Guy Fawkes’ Past
I was born in the shadows of ‘The Guy Fawkes Inn’. By candlelight I walk its darkened rooms!
London’s burning – an ominous end!
I entered this life in old York and shall live on forever.
I am among the ghosts of this fair city. A Ghost Walk is where I can now be found.
The legend remains in the embers of November
Shakespeare wrote about a crazy Richard III. Monk Bar has a confectionary museum dedicated to him
Penny for the guy! Join the gatherings & watch me burn!
Johnny Rotten based his act on him?
AUTHOR - VIVIAN JOHN
In the end I stare into a glass at The Black Swan Inn
Wander the streets haunted by grotesque ÅO]ZM[
Ever an enigma!
No need to tremble when I pass you by
Walk through the labyrinthine maize and incinerate a “Guy”
Compatriot, highwayman Dick Turpin – Hung and Drawn at York Tyburn – Buried with horse at St George’s church
IMAGES - JONATHAN SILLENCE
I have a date with destiny
CULTURE / BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind The Scenes A TRIP TO NARNIA Most of us have sat in the audience of a theatre performance at some point in our life, admiring every element of its orchestration and Æ]QLQ\aWZXMZPIX[VW\LMXMVLQVO on the play!). That said, what we see is only one element of a complex web of expertise and devotion, every ingredient as crucial as the next, taking the audience from an auditorium into a magical world of imagination. One of theatre’s stand-out tools is costume; a plethora of visual textures and colours, bringing even a minimal set to life. Today, on a rainy October day, York Theatre Royal gave me the keys to their treasure trove of costumes. So, as a semi-novice to the world of theatre I can’t articulate the excitement of this place, the downstairs wardrobes are wall \W _ITT ÆWWZ \W KMQTQVO KWTW]Z[ textures, eye-popping magic. Representing a fantasy dressing up box that covers every era, every genre, every colour - this is
the clothing equivalent of stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia. <PMXIV\WUQUMZIQT[ÅTT\_WP]OM aisles of the labyrinth. Up close I was surprised by the detail in every piece, the lining, the padding, the utter perfection of what are essentially works of art. I am astounded to learn that they are handmade.
all madly beavering away in the studio above the costume closet.
Berwick Kaler has his own dressmaker who works from home on a domestic machine, crafting every element of these extremely heavy and detailed costumes. Some of the costumes are in fact so heavy that they have to be JZQMÆaTW_MZMLWV\W3ITMZWVTaNWZ PQU \W ÆMM\QVOTa IXXMIZ WV [\IOM before it is removed again. The Queen Victoria Costume that he frequently wears weighs a whole stone and a half.
With pantomime season now here (the team’s biggest project of the year) freelancers are called in for a long journey of amendments, washing, and dressing. Back-toback performances until February give the team little space to catch their breath.
With walls adorned with illustrations, rails of trimmings and piles of sample materials it is easy to see that the magic is made here. Yet the sheer magnitude of some of the tasks they undertake somehow seems unfeasible.
So, next time you’re at the theatre and become embroiled in the scenes, allow yourself a moment to consider the labour of love that goes into each and everyone of the costumes.
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AUTHOR - VICKY PARRY
This is the clothing equivalent of stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia IMAGES - BEN BENTLEY
CULTURE / AN ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS CAROL
An Alternative Christmas Carol THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE SCROOGE.
Henry Smithson was dead. The last of three brothers, Charles Smithson of Malton, a young solicitor, he took on sole responsibility of his family’s firm. In the unlikely setting of North Yorkshire began an even unlikelier friendship between the solicitor and godfather of C19th Literature- Charles Dickens: This is our imagined account.
hristmas Eve approached and all throughout Malton echoed the enchanting chimes of St Leonard’s. For Smithson however, the evening _I[ R][\ TQSM IVa W\PMZ I[ PM JMOIV PQ[ RW]ZVMa PWUM NZWU PQ[ 7NÅKM[ WV Channery Lane to his home at Easthorpe Hall. But this wasn’t like any other evening. As Smithson relaxed his evening took an unexpected turn. He was to be visited by three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come. <PM .QZ[\ WN \PM <PZMM ;XQZQ\[" ) [\ZIVOM KPQTLTQSM ÅO]ZM [\WWL JMNWZM Smithson. He saw a cold winter day and Smithson recognised it as life when he was a boy. A rush of memories came back to him. He saw the ghosts of his family, his two brothers and his fathers, all long dead. The Second Ghost: The second messenger was a gentleman: Smithson and the spirit wandered the streets of Malton they were greeted with scenes of happy families, warmth and then signs of his own mean spirit. The Final Phantom: The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come was menacing. The streets were much like normal yet his attention was drawn to a little knot of businessmen discussing their pleasure of someone recently deceased. The spirit then lead Smithson towards the now silent steps of St Leonard’s and he saw one grave that stood alone, decaying and unkept. Upon the grave lay his own name: CHARLES SMITHSON. With the fear of dying alone and unloved he saw the error of his ways and made a vow to change his mean hearted ways.
Sadly in 1844 Charles Smithson died. He was only 39. Most people won’t remember Charles Smithson the solicitor. He is remembered by another name. After leaving his funeral on 5th April 1844 Charles Dickens immortalised his friend as Ebenezor Scrooge.
AUTHOR - LYNDSEY GORMLEY
CONSUME / WINTER OF OUR CONTENT
The Forager’s Winter of Our Content As winter draws in and the days shorten, our natural inclination is to hibernate indoors with hearty, warming food, so soups and stews come quickly back on the menu. But even in the depth of winter there’s the occasional craving for a simple, fresh, light salad of greens. And no matter how cold it gets outside, there’ll always be something on offer in nature’s larder.
Hairy bittercress, although not blessed with the UW[\ I\\ZIK\Q^M WN VIUM[ Q[ MI[a \W ÅVL ÆW]ZQ[PM[ throughout the winter, isn’t quite as bitter as its name may suggest, and isn’t hairy at all. It’s actually a member of the mustard family, so comes with a corresponding peppery taste.
Chickweed will grow even in the depths of winter although considered a weed by most gardeners, it’s ridiculously high in vitamins and minerals, and has a mild, slightly sweet taste. Partner it with the more bitter leaves from dandelions – also a nutritional bounty because it too is packed full of mineral, vitamins and anti-oxidants - and the two will balance out nicely. 1N aW] KIV¼\ ÅVL ^MZa aW]VO LIVLMTQWV TMI^M[ \PMV older ones will do at a push, but will probably need blanching in boiling water before eating.
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With its lemony flavour, sorrel is a great addition to salads
AUTHOR - GILES BENNETT
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CONSUME / STREET STYLE
Street Style 7VM7\PMZ\ISM[\W\PM[\ZMM\[\WÃ…VL out whatâ€™s hot and whatâ€™s not. Take a look and free your mind Media: Joel Smith at Abraxo
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CONSUME / THE CHERRY ORCHARD
The Cherry Orchard As winter draws in and Russian winds blow our way we are lured into a world of Moscow and ancient ruin. We step into The Cherry Orchard to devour its decadence. Photography: Joel Smith at Abraxo Styling and Art Direction: Vicky Parry Hair and Make-Up: Lucy Blenkinsop Models: Linda Hein, Jade Hardcastle, James Umpleby
Jade Blue 1940s bias satin dress (Glory Days Vintage)
CONSUME / THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Jade Fur Stole Heavy woollen swing coat (Glory Days Vintage)
Linda Classic Wonderwool Long Sleeved Coat in Earl Grey Stretch Satin Back Crepe Dress in Jubilee Red Capri High Wedge Court Shoe in Black (French Connection) 38
James: Restrain Wool Military Coat in Olive Green Washed Cotton FC Shirt in Tartan Machine Gun Stretch Trouser in Darkest Blue King Suede Casual Shoe in Brown Power Wheel Scarf in Tartan (French Connection) 39
CONSUME / THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Linda Cream Smock Shirt, (Paper Doll)
Jade Hooded Cape Jumper (Paper Doll)
James Brushed Oxford FC Shirt in Grey Melange (French Connection)
Linda Stretch Satin Back Crepe Dress in Jubilee Red Beaten Square Cascade Collar in Capri High Wedge Court Shoe in Black (French Connection) 40
FESTIVE ISSUE Linda Mink coloured dress (Paper Doll) Veil (Glory Days Vintage)
CONSUME / THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Jade Giant Key Necklace (Paper Doll) Jacquard Skirt (Glory Days Vintage)
James Brushed Oxford FC Shirt in Grey Melange (French Connection)
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Thinking of christmas gifts can often be a struggle; it is however totally overshadowed by the pleasure of seeing someone's face when they open up that special something. Here, we have tried to aid you in your decision making with a comprehensive guide to gift buying in York.
1. Build Your Own Food Hampers The Yorkshire Pantry Starting from £19.99 2. Mark Wynn“James Dean makes me insecure, why does he have to be so shexy” The Inkwell £5
3. Aesthetica Magazine Subscription www.aestheticamagazine.com Gift option: £18.95 4. One Thousand Drawings by Tracey Emin Lotte Inch Gallery £40
2. Jambox Red Dot PC World £295.99
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3. Men’s Satchel Bolsita (Micklegate) £47.99
4. Dishonored (all platforms) Gamestation From £27.99
1. Casio Watches Time Out Watches Pink £20 Metal £40
2. Baby it’s Cold Outside tote bag from Alphabet Bags Lotte Inch Gallery £12
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Novelty Christmas Jumpers There is no excuse not to channel Father Dougal McGuire this season. With knitwear ranging from tasteless to Norwegian kitsch it is time to embrace this key festive essential.
CONSUME / PROMOTION
Saddle Style With Christmas almost upon us, the perfect gift for the special lady in your life has arrived in York in the form of Gazelle and Bobbin bicycles. Available at Cycle Heaven, the cult brands marry the romance of traditional upright cycling with the practicalities of modern life with ranges such as the Daytripper and Bramble. Beaming with charm and personality, their bicycles also feature little everyday necessities like mudguards, covered chains and
carrier racks to ensure your journey remains stylish, whatever the weather. Jumping on a Gazelle or Bobbin bicycle adds serious style points, so itâ€™s no surprise both brands have a huge celebrity following. Every new bicycle bought at Cycle Heaven comes with one yearâ€™s free servicing in addition to the manufacturerâ€™s warranty and plenty of bike-envy from onlookers. Make sure Santa doesnâ€™t disappoint this year!
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Colliergate is home to the unmistakable orange glow of Time Out Watches, purveyors of fashion timepieces and expert technicians of watch and clock repairs. With a focus on up-and-coming watch designers and the edgier lines of big brands, it’s fair to say that their XZQKMXWQV\UISM[\PMU\PMQLMIT[\WKSQVOÅTTMZ*IVO on trend this winter are the interchangeable VibeWatches. Featuring low-cost coloured components - face, strap, case and bezel - which simply clip together, you can build your watch to your own personal taste for as little as £30. Better yet, if you fancy a change, you can simply restyle for as little as £2! Another hot favourite is CLICLOC: the fun and fashionable unisex range by designers Obi Nwosu and Brian Downer that has exploded from cult following to worldwide phenomenon. The versatile chunky strap and watch face allow wearers to move with the change in fashion seasons without breaking the bank. Last but not least, Time Out is the place to go for matte Casio classics and the very latest his-andher collections from the likes of Alessi, Storm, and Braun.
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DO / MUSIC
Gigs In York Festive playlist God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 1. Annie Lennox The Little Drummer Boy 2. Johnny Cash Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) 3. The Ramones Oi To The World 4. The Vandals (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas 5. The Fall Christmas Time 6. The Darkness Black Christmas 7. Poly Styrene Christmas Wrapping 8. Summer Camp Plus many more here:
Adding extra dates to their UK tour, Brummy band PEACE channel Foals and Wu Lyf with their own psychedelic genre-hopping melodicity. Recent EP ‘Delicious’ contains tracks like the swoony, summery ‘California Daze’ and Zane Lowe’s previous Hottest Record in the World, ‘Bloodshake’. Give PEACE a chance ahead of the release of their debut album next year.
Praised by critics as one of the greatest artists of his generation, aM\VW\ÅVLQVO\PM_QLMZZMKWOVQtion he deserves, you’d be mistaken to underestimate Rufus Wainwright’s creativity. In his most ‘pop’ work to date, latest record ‘Out of the Game’ recruited producer Mark Ronson. Experience Wainwright’s gifted imagination as he takes to the stage at the Barbican with his eight-piece band.
Fibbers 26 NOVEMBER [£6.50]
York Barbican 21 NOVEMBER [£20-£45]
SAINT ETIENNE + SCRITTI POLITTI
Merging 90s dance with 60s pop are trio Saint Etienne. Their debut single, a house-infused cover of ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ became an underground hit in 1990 and the former music journo’s have been delivering indie-dance ever since. Scritti Politti have been dishing up 80s pop since, well, the 80s, but founding member Green Gartside always manages to keep their sound current from 1985 hit ‘Perfect Way’ to writing with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. The double-whammy indie-dance dance-off is on.
Bringing some hot tango to your cold November evening is Latin Grammy-nominated Daniel Melingo. With a background in rock, Melingo’s gravelly voice brings attitude to passionate Latin sounds. If Nick Cave was an Argentine tango musician, Melingo would be his most-played. See him at the NCEM with his band, Los Ramones del tango.
Fibbers 10 DECEMBER [£17.50]
National Centre for Early Music 08 November [£5-£12]
BEANS ON TOAST
Adopting best pal Frank Turner’s brand of British folk with DIYcharm, Beans on Toast combines wry lyrics with an endearing stage presence and (by his own admission) simple chords that all sound the same. Supported by York troubadour Daniel Lucas, otherwise known as Boss Caine, expect an evening laden with more social commentary than Charlie Brooker’s notebook.
Skindred’s heavy mix of metal, punk, reggae... let’s throw some ska and dubstep in there too, comes to The Duchess as they tour their fourth studio album ‘Union Black’. Having been known to experiment with samples from AC/DC, Slayer and even Beyonce, expect a furiously elaborate show with lots of crowd involvement headed up by singer Benji Webbe.
Fibbers 09 DECEMBER [£5]
The Duchess 12 DECEMBER [£14]
DO / THEATRE
Theatre Previews RUBY AND THE 13TH DOOR
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE OFFICE PARTY
Tread carefully into the hypnotic world of daring fairies and handsome kings as Emmy and FIPA D’Or Award winning composer Martyn Swain presents a new musical fairytale. Directed in conjunction with York-based We Are Theatre, Ruby re-imagines a timeless Grimm Brother’s tale in the curious setting of the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall.
Let Nightshade Productions lead you around the snickleways and darting corners of a very Dickensian York as they bring to life this quintessential Christmas story. From the humble contentment of Tiny Tim to the grumblings of Scrooge, this promenade production infuses live music and exciting storytelling into this charming tale that is as much a staple of the season as Christmas pud.
‘Tis the season to be merry for the workers of Chapman & Howard as the notoriously naughty Christmas party gets underway. With U]LLTML ÆQZ\I\QWV[ IVL [WUM rather cheeky behaviour with a photocopier on the cards, York Community Settlement Players present the inebriated and shameful Christmas party ghosts of past, present and future in this John Godber classic.
<PM5MZKPIV\)L^MV\]ZMZ¼[0ITT 19-20 DEC
Promenade Production 5-9, 12-16, 19-22 DEC
Friargate Theatre 29 NOV-02 OCT
A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MAM
Northern Broadsides return to York to give Nikolai Gogol’s satire a good old Yorkshire re-envisioning. Tracking the mystery of a foppish young stranger in a Pennine town who takes full advantage of his mistaken identity, A Government Inspector proves that sage Yorkshire maxim, ‘where there’s muck there’s brass’.
Following their belting success at the Fringe, York-based Belt Up Theatre stage a dramatic re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s monstrous and passionate tale. Set to original music performed by a full choir, Jethro Compton’s dark adaptation will ring out Quasimodo and Esmeralda’s story of rejection, unrequited love and destructive demons in one of Yorkshire’s most evocative landmarks.
York’s infamous pantomime hits the stage again with another Berwick Kaler classic crammed with spectacle, family-fun frolics and a generous heaping of panto humour. Set in York’s all-important year of 1212 following the farcical philanthropy of Robin Hood, this year’s performance boasts the acKWTILMWN \PM_WZTL¼[ÅZ[\PQ[\WZQcally incorrect pantomime based entirely on fact.
York Theatre Royal 27 NOV-01 DEC
Selby Abbey 13-17 NOV
York Theatre Royal 13 DEC-02 FEB
“Pantomime as it should be: family entertainment, side-splitting laughs, and not a soap-star in sight.” - The Public Reviews
Thu 13 Dec 2012 - Sat 2 Feb 2013 Box Office 01904 623568 www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Photos from last year’s The York Family Robinson
The birth of a relationship. The death of a relationship. A double bill of new, deliciously dark and funny one act plays. Having met online, to strangers arrange an unusual first encounter. They’ve nothing in common except their desire for love and fear of intimacy. So how will they get BY DAVID IRELAND through the night? Simon loves Alice. Perhaps a little too much. But is their relationship really all that it seems? BY MATTHEW PEGG
Fri 2 - Sat 24 Nov
Box Office 01904 623568 www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk Contains adult themes and strong language
DO / LITERATURE
Book & Literature Events Eight Girls Taking Pictures
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story
Dear Life Alice Monro
Anne Rice The novel opens in 1917 as Cymbeline Kelley looks at the charred remains of her photography studio. Eight Girls Taking Pictures then follows the lives of eight women who love photography during the First World War. It is IJW]\ \PM KWVÆQK\[ _WUMV UISM and the choices they take. It shows the war between the domestic duties women had in those days and their dreams and ambitions. It is a book about women in love – in love with men, other women, children, their careers, beauty and freedom.
Dear Life is a collection of stories at are set in Monroe’s homeland, the small towns of Canada near Lake Huron. The tales follow different people from including I XWM\ ÅVL[ PMZ[MTN QV ]VSVW_V ZZW]VLQVO[ I\ PMZ ÅZ[\ TQ\MZIZa party and is rescued by a news editor, to a solider returning from the ;MKWVL ?WZTL ?IZ \W [MM PQ[ Åancé but jumps of the train before his stop and lands on a woman. It shows how dangerous and strange our mundane day to day lives can be. The book ends with four moving pieces from Monro’s childhood ‘autobiographical in feeling’ which she describes as “not quite [\WZQM[ºJ]\\PMÅZ[\IVLTI[\IVL the closest - things I have to say about my own life.
Claudia looks like a child with golden ringlets and ashen skin but she is a woman trapped in a little girl’s body after she was turned into a vampire at a young age. She lives with her two vampire fathers, Lestat and Louis (the protagonist of Interview with the Vampire), for many happy years but gradually grows discontent for them as they constantly dress her as a doll even though she has lived for many years. Now in her new novel Claudia’s Story, Anne Rice retells tale of Interview with the Vampire from Claudia’s point of view.
AN EVENING WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
MEET THE AUTHOR EILEEN RENNISON
From the distant community of a home-grown intelligence service in Botswana, author of ‘The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency’ is about to take readers on a very different journey for his latest novel, Trains and Lovers. Tracking a journey between Edinburgh and London, this special evening will see Smith read from and discuss the enigmatic moments of travel that power through each chapter of his newest tale.
In an antique world breeding superstition and prejudice, York contributed an occult chapter to one of history’s most gruesome volume of stories, spanning across every corner of Yorkshire. Now author Eileen Renisson lifts the lid on a haunting tale of witch hunts, torture and heresy as she discusses her latest book, Yorkshire Witches.
Tempest Anderson Hall, Museum Gardens 7 NOVEMBER 20.00
Waterstone’s York 3 NOVEMBER [12.00-15.00]
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CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE
JANE AUSTEN’S CHRISTMAS Rummage through your blooming bustles and corsets and grab a nearby Mr Darcy as costume historians take you back into the quaint and queer Christmas of literary legend, Jane Austen. In the genteel ZZW]VLQVO[ WN *M\\a¼[ MVRWa I NM[\Q^M Æ]ZZa WN indulgent foods, original party games and a ripping ghost story that epitomises Austen’s world down to the last tea cup.
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Betty’s Tea Rooms, St Helen’s Square 23 NOVEMBER [19.30]
Centre for Lifelong Learning 15 DECEMBER [9.30-16.30]
DO / EXHIBITIONS & FILM
Exhibitions NICK MACKMAN Nick Mackman is exhibiting her wildlife ceramics at the Blake Gallery from 29 November for three weeks. Mackman was the runner up for the Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2012, and winner of the Go Wild category. Mackman often uses the traditional Japanese Raku method WN ÅZQVOPMZXQMKM[ The Blake Gallery, Blake Street, open Monday and Wednesdays to Saturdays
BEN ARNUP Ben Arnup is a leading exponent of trompe l’œil ceramics that play with the viewers’ perception of perspective. Between 2009 and the prersent, Arnup has been developing a new style of work in which the naturally coloured clays have been rolled and sliced, re-assembled into slabs and accented with a thin stripe of porcelain and formed into a ÆI\\MVML^M[[MTNWZU)ZV]X¼[KMZIUQK[IZMPMTLQVQV\MZVI\QWVITXZQ^I\M collections as well as English museums. The Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate, 10 - 26 November
TRANSFORMATION Brings one of Helen Chadwick’s most famous sculptures, Piss Flowers\WAWZSNWZ\PMÅZ[\\QUMM`PQJQ\MLITWVO[QLMVM_XWM\ZaJa+W[\I Book Award winner Jo Shapcott and artworks by Paula Jackson, Robert Teed, Joseph Hartley and Laura McGrath. Exhibition explores how art transforms experience and conveys the joy of a single moment. The School House Gallery from 27 November until 8 December
THE NORTH’S GREATEST HITS Paintings by Sam Jefferies, Brian Lewis, Harry Malkin, Richard Barnes, Amrik Varkalis, Francine Cross, Rich Gray. An exhibition of proper paintings for Christmas. When you’re involved with the art scene, and you talk with graduates, art buyers, and even casual followers of events such as the Turner Prize, it becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly that people are asking about painting. Conceptual Art is a misnomer, it is a [TMQOP\WN PIVL)Va\PQVO\PI\XZQWZQ\Q[M[»\PMJQOQLMI¼W^MZ\PMÅVQ[PQ[ a move away from good art practice 5 October to 31 January
THE MASTER (2012)
WINGS OF DESIRE (1987)
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Naval veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is unsettled and uprooted after returning home from the Second World War. )\\MUX\QVO \W ÅVL PQ[ XTIKM QV the world, he becomes involved with new faith organisation ‘The Cause’ and develops a close relationship with its founder, charismatic intellectual Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), ‘The Master.’ However, as ‘The Cause’ OZW_[ QV XW_MZ IVL QVÆ]MVKM Quell begins to question the belief system and its leader. Is it about Scientology or not? It’s a must-see ÅTU\PI\PI[ITZMILa[PI\\MZML)Z\ 0W][MJW`WNÅKMZMKWZL[
“There are angels on the streets of Berlin.” After centuries of loneliness, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), an angel who yearns for human physicality and sensuality, sheds his immortal powers when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. )ZQKPTa^QITÅTU?MVLMZ[M[ sepia-toned black-and-white for the world experienced by angels, and colour for the human perceived world. A powerful exploration of love, desire and spirituality.
<PM TWVOI_IQ\ML ÅZ[\ MV\Za QV the upcoming Hobbit trilogy. Approached unannounced by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo *IOOQV[ 5IZ\QV .ZMMUIV ÅVL[ himself embarking on a quest with thirteen dynamic dwarves to the Lonely Mountain. He will encounter Goblins, Orcs, Sorcerers and, of course, Gollum on his journey to recover a stolen Dwarven treasure from the formidable dragon, Smaug.
All Cinemas 2 NOV
Clements Hall 7 DEC
All Cinemas 14 NOV 55
DO / MUSEUM & DANCE
Museum ILLUMINATING YORK FESTIVAL WONDERLAND
CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
A TALE OF TWO CITIES! DICKENSIAN YORK
The Museum Gardens will be transformed into an enchanted mystic wonderland as part of the internationally renowned Illuminating York Festival. Famous comedian Vic Reeves will collaborate with York based to bring this year’s wonderland theme which will transport audiences into a topsy-turvy world. Old world meets new as the beautiful ruin of St Mary’s Abbey are the backdrop for cutting edge light show.
The Castle Museum has lots of festive festivities this Christmas for families; they will be putting up trees, decorating their Victorian street and their Victorian Christmas shop will be brimming with festive goodies. There will carol singing from York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir and the Kirkgate Singers in their nostalgic Kirkgate street on certain days throughout December and Ebenezer Scrooge will be making an appearance some days. There is even a chance to meet Father Christmas on weekends in December and the days running up to Christmas Day.
Discover 19th century York through the eyes of Dickens at the Mansion House this Christmas. It was a tale of two cities – the great riches of the wealthy against the crippling poverty of the masses. Dickens visited York many times where he visited his brother; he was inspired by the Five Sisters window in the Minster and even based his character Mr Micawber QV ,I^QL +WXXMZÅMTL WV I ZM[Qdent of the city.
Museum Gardens UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER
Mansion House 1 DECEMBER
The Castle Museum 29 NOVEMBER24 DECEMBER
AL MURRAY: THE ONLY WAY IS EPIC
The Welsh Welsh stand-up stand-up his is famous for his rants on minor irritations life throws at him, but this year he’s become more mellow. He’s so chilled out that he’s even let someone tattoo a Battenberg cake on him. Is this a new chilled out Rhod Gilbert or will Mr Angry reappear?
Arguably Britain’s most opinionated innkeeper, Al Murray The Pub Landlord will be serving up ale soaked humour and bar-room buffoonery in his new show coming to the Grand Opera House. The Only Way is Epic comes on the back of his twice extended Barrel of Fun tour.
York Barbican 1 NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 1
Grand Opera House 12 NOVEMBER
Dance Phoenix Dance Theatre: Crossing Points
Bolshoi: The Pharaoh’s Daughter (Live)
Phoenix Dance imports another innovative concoction of contemporary dance to York as they present a contrasting and contradictory bill of four unique works. From the primitive to the dangerously modern, this production explores the crossing points between the rhythms and repetitions of the human body, questioning the sounds, angles and patterns that can make up movement.
It is Christmas Eve and for young Clara, a journey into a magical toy-box world of sugar plum fairies and gingerbread soldiers is about to begin. An enchanting whirlwind of tutus, tiaras and P]UIV [VW_ÆISM[ \PM >QMVVI Festival Ballet Company presents a seasonal classic with Tchaikovsky’s best-loved ballet of childish wonder and beautiful spectacle.
World famous Bolshoi Ballet live-stream the third stage birth of Petipa’s mighty masterpiece, saved from the clutches of the past by ballet restorer Pierre Lacotte. A headily fantastical story of powerful storms and narcotic-induced visions of love, The Pharaoh’s Daughter is re-kindled for stage and now screen in a full-bodied spectacular, Bolshoi style.
York Theatre Royal 20-21 NOVEMBER
Grand Opera House, York 28 NOVEMBER
City Screen Picturehouse, York 25 NOVEMBER
FRANKIE BOYLE: THE LAST DAYS OF SODOM
JIMMY CARR: GAGGING ORDER
The controversial Scottish comedian who tells it like it is could be described as a marmite stand up – you either love him or hate him. Now Frankie Boyle will attempt PQ[ÅVIT\W]Z_PQKP_QTTVWLW]J\ satirise the nation and popular culture. These are The Last Days of Sodom.
Jimmy Carr is known for his quick quips that make you laugh but come with a few gasps along the way as audiences don’t know morITTa_PM\PMZ\PMa [PW]TLÅVL \PM gags funny or not. The 8 of 10 Cats host is coming to York with his new stand up show. Leave your moral compass at the door and have a laugh.
York Barbican 20 NOVEMBER
Grand Opera House 7-8 DECEMBER
DO / NEW YEARS EVE
Seeing in the New Year Tradition has it that all of York should descend on the Minster on the stroke of midnight to hear the bells and share in the revelry of a new year. Truth be told, we’re not short of options for ways to mark the occasion so we’ve taken on the KPITTMVOMWN ÅVLQVOW]\_PI\MT[MQ[WVWNNMZ
THE PUBS PREVAIL
Sometimes, nothing quite beats seeing in the New Year with your friends and family at your local. It can often throw up the odd surprise too! The Waggon & Horses have previously had a WWIIthemed party and the Fulford Arms specialise in “Hippy New Years”.
The Landmark Trust (landmarktrust.org.uk) rescues buildings with historic or architectural importance, and opens up the landmarks as tourist accommodations. There are 15 available in the North including Cawood Castle near Selby and Beamsley Hospital near Skipton.
York Racecourse are hosting two different events this New Year’s Eve: a Michael Bublé tribute act, I LQ[KW IVL I KW]Z[M UMIT NWZ ! QV \PMQZ >WT\QOM]Z ;]Q\M# and a less formal party with a buffet meal and disco in their Ebor ;]Q\MNWZ!
A FUNKY NEW YEAR
The beautiful setting of the National Railway Museum is host to a Champers and Choo-Choos 6M_AMIZ¼[8IZ\aXZWUQ[QVOIÅZ[\ class four-course dinner and live JIVL<QKSM\[IZM!!!XX
Kennedy’s are offering a champagne reception, live soul, funk, blues and rock from FUNKtion, DJs till late, and a hog roast on the roof top terrace, all for £20!
For a quieter night, J Baker’s Bistro Moderne is preparing a delicious seasonal menu with all local produce for £50 per person. *W]VL \W JM I ÅZU NI^W]ZQ\M [W booking early is recommended.
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DO / FESTIVE EATING
An alternative Christmas The joy of Christmas eating is to mix tradition with something new and exciting; the traditional asXMK\ \MVL[ \W JM [XMKQÅK \W M^MZa family; passed down for genera\QWV[IVLI[MZQM[WN ÆI^W]Z[IVL KWUJQVI\QWV[ _PQKP M^WSM \PM
memories of childhood Christmases. Although crucial to have some of these elements, it is also the one meal of the year which people spend the most money on; therefore it makes sense to try something new and special. In
the spirit of mixing tradition with excitement we speak to a series of the region’s top authorities on food and ask them to share with us \PMQZZMKQXM[NWZÅVMNM[\Q^MMI\QVO
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Vegetables With a Difference BY ANDREW PERN Andrew Pern of The Star Inn in Herome has an impressive ten years of Michelin Stars under his belt. The born and bred
Yorkshireman has a passion for all things from the region and his bestselling book “Black Pudding and Foie Gras” explores our
bountiful county. Andrew focuses on vegetables for our festive dining experience, and how to do something that little bit different.
SPICED CARROT PURÉE
CELERY AND BACON BUNDLES
JUNIPER CREAMED SAVOY CABBAGE
Ingredients 6 carrots A little milk Seasoning 2 tsp mixed spice
Ingredients 3 sticks of celery 2 rashers of bacon A little rapeseed oil for frying
Ingredients 1 Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced 200ml whipping cream 80g cheddar cheese, grated 6 juniper berries, ground Seasoning
Method Peel and slice the carrots, then place in a pan with a little milk. Cook until very soft, then drain, season the carrots and blitz in a food processor to puree consistency. Finish with the mixed spice and keep warm.
Method Next prepare the celery bundles. Cut the remaining celery stick into 10cm length batons each 1cm thick. Cut the bacon rashers lengthways and use each strip to wrap approximately 6 batons of celery together. Heat a little oil in a pan and sauté the celery bundles until the celery is lightly coloured.
Method First reduce the cream by half, then add the cabbage, cheese, juniper and seasoning to taste, and cook until tender. The mixture should be quite ‘dry’, so that it does not run into your sauce or gravy.
DO / FESTIVE EATING
The Swine’s Collection BY MICHAEL O’HARE Michael O’Hare is head chef at The Blind Swine. He has worked under the Queen’s chef Graham
Newbould, John Burton-Race, W]\PQ[W_VI[[I]T\WVÅVMLQVQVO :MVM :MLbMXQ IVL JZQMÆa ]VLMZ here in York. Here he shares with Nuno Mendes. He is now carrying us some of his secrets.
POTATOES COOKED IN DECAYING PLANT MATTER
Ingredients 1kg new potatoes (cover in water with salt add 20/30 decayed leaves wash off any insects)
CHRISTMAS TREE SOUFFLÉ
Ingredients 10 conference pears 1l mineral water 800g caster sugar 6 pine branches (needles removed)
200ml j le blanc hazelnut oil 12g monoglyceride 6og maltodextrine 18g vinegar powder 10g salt
Method Bring to a light boil and leave until just cooked. Move from pan and coat in hazelnut butter, lightly breakQVO \PM XW\I\WM[ _Q\P aW]Z ÅVOMZ[ 8ZM[MV\ WV IV oven safe stone lightly covered in thin slices of Ibérico ham. Place wet decayed leaves over the potatoes IVLX]\QVIXZMPMI\MLW^MVI\+NWZUQV]\M[
Method Peel pears and poach in sugar and water syrup until cooked completely. Remove from syrup and blend in a food processor adding the pine needles you removed from the branches. Pass through a super-bag until completely smooth. Add 500g sugar and bring to the boil.
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5Q`OKWZVÆW]Z_Q\PITQ\\TM_I\MZIVLILL\WXMIZ mix cook out thoroughly until mix is smooth and thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Butter a suitable mould taking care to not butter the base but WVTa\PM[QLM[IVLUISQVOZMNÅKQMV\KW^MZIOM is on the lip. Use paste from cold mixing with French meringue to taste and spoon into buttered mould taking care to not have any gaps or bubbles. Bake in the oven at 180 C for 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately with ice cream.
The Provence Festivity BY JASON MOORE Jason Moore is group chef at the Provence Inns. With prior experience in Park Lane Hilton
and helping to develop The Durham Ox in Crayke he has perfected the gastro pub group
POTATO, CELERIAC AND APPLE ROSTI
to award-winning status. He specialises in hearty game and meat dishes: ideal for Christmas.
ROAST LOIN OF VENISON
Ingredients OWbUIZQ[XQXMZXW\I\WM[ OWbKMTMZQIK 55g/2oz cooking apple 55g/2oz butter 2 tbsp oil salt and pepper
Ingredients 600g/1lb 5oz venison loin salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil
Method Grate the potato and place in a cloth. Squeeze out the juices. Peel the celeriac and grate. Peel the apple and grate. Mix the grated apple, potato and celeriac together.
Method For the venison, season the venison with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then heat the oil in a separate frying pan. Add the venison and fry, turning once, until browned on both sides. Transfer to the oven and roast for 7-10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Remove and allow to rest in a warm place for 8-10 minutes
Heat 30g/1oz butter and 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. When the oil and butter mixture is sizzling put in the potato, apple and celeriac and press LW_VĂ…ZUTa;MI[WV_MTTIVLSMMXXZM[[QVOLW_V[W that the strands form a pancake or rosti. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Melt the remaining 25g/1oz butter on top of the rosti. Turn over with a spatula or by inverting on a plate in the pan and cook the other side until browned. The rosti will keep when cooked through on a low heat for 20 minutes. Cut into portions and serve.
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DO / CALENDAR
CALENDAR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012
Illuminating York Festival (1-3) His Dark Materials (1 -3) (Theatre Royal) Rhod Gilbert (Barbican)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat 6th-10th (Grand Opera House)
Stealing Sheep (Stereo) Easy Star All Stars (The Duchess) Can’t Sing (The Gillygate)
The Upbeat Beatles (Grand Opera House) The Birds (City Screen)
Sam and the Womp (The Duchess) A Government Inspector (27-1) (Theatre Royal)
The Nutcracker Grand Opera House (Grand Opera House) The Quireboys (The Duchess)
St Nicholas Fayre (Throughout York) Sharon Shannon (The Duchess)
SPECTOR (The Duchess) Fireworks(York Maze) Gunpowder Plod (Knavesmire)
York Business Week (12-16) (Throughout York) Al Murray (Grand Opera House)
Calendar Girls 19-24th (Grand Opera House) iPhone Quiz (Revolution)
Mike Peters (The Duchess)
The Strawbs (Leeds Brudenell Social Club) Jools Holland (14-15) (Barbican)
York Scout and Guide Gang Show (Throughout York) Martin Barre’s New Day (The Duchess)
Buddy Whittington (The Duchess) Rufus Wainwright (Barbican)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (8-11) (Throughout York) Deaf Club (Basement)
Create a Christingle (York Minster)
Lecture: Kill or Cure (Fairfax House)
The Beat (The Duchess) The Orb York Minster Apr 2013 York Maze Hallowscream
Mark Radcliffe & the Big Figures (The Duchess) Pauline Burbidge (Quilt Museum)
Comedy Nights at (York Racecourse) Farmers Market (Parliament Street)
Showaddywaddy (Barbican) King Lear (York Theatre Royal)
Fairport Convention (The Duchess) Valhalla (Jorvik Viking Centre)
WitTank (Basement @ York City Screen) Kaboom Firework Festival (Rawcliffe Country Park)
An Evening of Burlesque (Barbican) Silver Screen: Murder and Mystery (10-18) (Fairfax House)
Remembrance Sunday (Yorkshire Air Museum) Whatever the Weather (NRM)
Secret Affair (The Duchess) Penetration (Fibbers)
Robin Ince (Hyena Lounge) FUNKtion (Kennedy’s Bar)
The Overtones (Barbican) Roxy Magic (Fibbers)
The Pharaoh’s Daughter (Live) (City Screen) Live Drawings (York Art Museum)
30 Giant Advent Wreath Event (Minster)
DO / CALENDAR
CALENDAR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012
Santa’s Steam Adventure (NRM)
Skindred (The Duchess)
La Nativite du seigneur (York Minster)
A Victorian Christmas (NCEM)
Open Mic Night (The Habit)
Folk Night (The Black Swan)
Nine Lessons and Carols (York Minster)
Boxing Day Sales
Open Mic Night (Ye Olde Starre Inne)
Scroobius Pip (The Duches) Ukulele Orchestra (Grand Opera House)
Saint Etienne and Scritti Politti (Fibbers)
Ding Dong Merrily (NCEM)
Tinchy Stryder (Fibbers) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Upstage Theatre)
Mostly Autumn (Grand Opera House)
Robin Hood and his Merry Mam (13-2) (Theatre Royal)
Chartered Trips (Bison Coffee) Kevin Bridges Live (Grand Opera House)
Matthews Southern Comfort (The Duchess)
Karima Francis & (House Concerts York) Come Dancing Christmas Package (NRM)
TRC (Stereo) York - The Chocolate City (Mansion House)
Cinderella (21-30) (Barbican) Tony Jepson (Fibbers)
Morderstein (Fibbers) Traditional Christmas Wreaths (York Minster)
Wartime Christmas (York Castle Museum)
The Blueprints EP Launch (The Basement City Screen)
The Craig Charles Xmas Funk (The Duchess)
Funkton New Year’s (Kennedys)
Admiral Fallow (The Duchess) Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order 7-8th (Grand Opera House)
Dreadzone (The Duchess) Sleeping Beauty (14 -6) (Grand Opera House)
Festival of Angels (Throughout York)
Community Carol Concert (Barbican)
New Year’s Eve
DO / PROMOTION
Many may be surprised to read York is home to one of the UK’s biggest outdoor [XWZ\[IVLÅ\VM[[KWUXIVQM[:I\:IKM Adventure Sports have been a mainstay WN \PM IL^MV\]ZM KITMVLIZ [QVKM IVL \PQ[ aMIZ \PMa¼ZM MVZQVO *WVÅZM 6QOP\ _QTT JM I VQOP\ \W ZMUMUJMZ QV York! The Gunpowder Plod and Fireworks Festival, will take place at York Knavesmire on 5 November and centres on a 5k run set against a backdrop of pyrotechnics, folTW_ML Ja \PM JQOOM[\ NIUQTa ÅZMwork display the Knavesmire has seen in 17 years with up to 10,000 people expected. Gates open at 4pm and the festi-
val will be jam-packed with free family friendly entertainment including a climbing tower, facepainting, a story-telling tent and OQIV\QVÆI\IJTM[ At 6:30pm the Gunpowder Plod 5k runners will set off, taking part QV I _WZTLÅZ[\ S [M\ M`KT][Q^MTa \W XaZW\MKPVQK[ _Q\P ÅZM QV[\ITTItions and performers entertaining \PMU I\ M^MZa SQTWUM\ZM <PMZM will also be high quality catering available, the chance to bungee jump 160ft in the dark, fairground attractions, an enormous beer tent packed with real ales and ciders, hog roasts, and a bumper schedule WN TQ^MU][QKIVLMV\MZ\IQVUMV\ If that’s not enough, Rat Race
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An Adventurer’s Paradise Having putting some 65,000 runners across the UK through their paces, Rat Race naturally wanted to make sure each and every one had access to the very best accessories and apparel. And so, in 2006, ratrace.com was born. The popularity of the online store amongst “Rat Fans” worldwide led to the opening of a physical outlet closer to home two years later. Acting as somewhat of a Mecca for serious and enthusiast triathletes, the recently refurbished York Performance Store houses a giant running department with Templo video analysis and
Footdisc pressure plate to help aW]ÅVL\PMXMZNMK\[PWM\WJQSM workshop and sales, and “Swim Lab” featuring an endless pool IVL_M\Q\Å\\QVO[MZ^QKM[.WZ\PM even more adventurous amongst us, the Mountain Department promises to kit you out for your challenge, whether you’re tackling the Dales or the Dolomites.
enthusiasts who are more than happy to put their experience to OWWL][MWV\PM[PWXÆWWZ Those taking part in the Gunpowder Plod will automatically receive Rat Race Standard Membership offering generous discounts across their 3 departments: Kit, Events and Training. Open 7 Days a Week
As you’d expect in a warehouse 3,000 square feet big, you’ll be spoilt for choice from all the top brands for swimmers, cyclists and runners. It’s also good to know you’ll be served by fellow tri-sports
Rat Race Store Unit 4 Stirling Park Amy Johnson Drive Clifton Moor, York Tel: 01904 409 401
THINK / LONELINESS AND THE ART OF SOLITUDE
LONELINESS AND THE ART OF SOLITUDE
IMAGES - AMY HARRIS
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone
Language has expressed the word solitude to express the glory of being alone
Whilst most think of Christmas as a time for being surrounded by family and friends, for many it is quite the opposite. The Hollywood ideal (and the expectation it creates) causes feelings of desperation and isolation to occur. For many, the mass hype and pressure to have fun can represent a very painful time and loneliness can bring on feelings of abnormality and social exclusion. But sometimes we can forget that loneliness isn’t a seasonal occurrence and, unless we’re experiencing it ourselves, is there any reason for us to deal with issues of isolation and loneliness within in our community or family?
surroundings have a great deal of impact on whether we feel involved or cut-off. These situational factors can include the absence of local public spaces for everyone to enjoy, the need for more organised groups and activities to take part in, a lack of interaction between different generations, and simply more friendliness in society. This ‘social capital’ is more prevalent in some areas than others. But what are the best steps those communities can take to invest in the social LMÅKQ\\PI\\PMaNIKM'
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) and Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) say ‘yes’ after a two-year investigation into loneliness in the community - an investigation that involves four neighbourhoods (two in York and two in Bradford) one with strong social ties, and one with less ‘social capital’. The neighbourhoods chosen are New Earswick and the Carr Estate in Acomb, and Bradfoord Moor and Denholme in Bradford.
Community cafes and swapshops, car-shares, and inter-generational activities such as ‘smile’ campaigns, good neighbour initiatives and skill shares can immediately JMVMÅ\W]Z[UITTKQ\a¼[XWX]TI\QWV The proposed activities will build on those already available in all areas, and we know that there are a lot of events happening in our small city. So why are there still members of our community who feel alone?
Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness aims to explore how people experiencing loneliness can change their situation, as well as that of those around them. Research has suggested that our
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Previous research has suggested that feelings of isolation peak during times of stress and great change, such as bereavement, losing a job or the breakdown of a relationship. These are factors which can also greatly affect an individual’s self-esteem, so ques-
tions could be raised as to whether people experiencing loneliness because of these factors are likely to want to get involved with community events that may take some [MTNKWVÅLMVKM \W I\\MVL I\ ÅZ[\ Perhaps there is more than one kind of loneliness; that of communities as a whole, not mixing with each other to increase that social capital, and the loneliness of the individual, for which every answer is tailored to each separate person. How would you suggest _M _WZS I[ KWUU]VQ\QM[ \W Å` either? JRF are asking the same and looking into what extent neighbourhoods can impact on an individual’s experience of loneliness, as well as looking into any roles that UIaJMÅTTMLJa[WKQITMV\MZXZQ[M[ and grassroots community activism. The important message to all those people daunted by the prospect of being alone at Christmas, is that you are not alone – there are always people around you who want to help. To keep up to date with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and their Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness Scheme, visit here. And for all those people daunted by the prospect of being alone at Christmas, you are not alone – there are always people wanting to help.
THINK / CHRISTMAS A VOLUNTEER’S GUIDE
It is in giving that we receive A VOLUNTEER’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS
Christmas is without doubt a time for giving, but we often associate this act with the buying and giving of material gifts as tokens of our appreciation. All too often these are unnecessary and of relative luxury, whilst elsewhere a contrasting experience is taking place for others in our city.
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MENTAL ILLNESS AT CHRISTMAS
York MIND Silver Dreams scheme needs helpers to support people over 50 who have mental illness. Also, Samaritans require Listening Volunteers to offer emotional support or help out with general administration.
Charity Shops are recruiting volunteers all-yearround and there’s no better place to start your search than the plethora of outlets on Goodramgate or Walmgate.
Science has proven that the act of doing good evokes positive feelings all round, so why not cast aside any emerging guilt by playing your part in making a real Christmas should also be a time for considering difference to somebody’s life this December. There those less fortunate than us. Whether or not you are numerous projects involving many different resubscribe to the Christian faith cannot allow you to warding and challenging opportunities currently on call into question how a large number of vulnerable offer and are far-reaching across the varied tapestry people in society manage to cope with this particular of our city. York CVS (yorkcvs.org.uk) is a good start time of year - a season that is not only cold but often for volunteering opportunities but here are a few ÅVIVKQITTa J]ZLMVQVO TWVMTa IVL MUW\QWVITTa IVL ideas for now... physically challenging.
YOUNG AT HEART
York Arclight centre provides accommodation for rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping and require year-round volunteers to help staff the centre. The nearby Carecent ‘soup kitchen’ always requires volunteers to help cook a basic breakfast and sort donated items. They also need volunteers to provide a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day.
York Youth Offending Team’s Appropriate Adult scheme supports and advises children aged 10-16 in police custody. The Children’s Society PACT Project need kind souls to support a disabled child or young person to access leisure activities, meet their friends and learn new skills on an ongoing basis. Finally, York Youth Services are looking for people to commit for two years to support a young care-leaver through their journey into adulthood.
HELPING THE ELDERLY AgeUK require ‘sitters’ to undertake tasks for elderly people to allow their carers some time off.
AUTHOR - DAN KETTLEWELL
IMAGES - BEN BAINBRIDGE
THINK / BE INSPIRED AT YORK BUSINESS WEEK
York Leads the Apprenticeship Revolution The achievements of apprentices up and down the KW]V\Za IZM ÅVITTa [M\ \W OM\ \PM ZMKWOVQ\QWV \PMa deserve thanks an initiative originating in York. The ÅZ[\M^MZ)XXZMV\QKM[PQX/ZIL]I\QWV+MZMUWVa_I[ held at York Minster during last year’s York Business Week, ensuring local apprentices were able to enjoy the same level of prestige as university graduates. Around 600 apprentices and 800 employers were invited, where the importance and value of Apprenticeships to employers, learners and the economy of York was also celebrated. The ceremony attracted the attention of the National Apprenticeship Service, who have now committed to similar honours nationwide. A group WN ZMXZM[MV\I\Q^M[ NZWU AWZS I\\MVLML \PM WNÅKQIT launch at Buckingham Palace in October, including Nick Eggleton, Director of York Business Week, Louise Lawrence-Crockford, Deputy Principal Resources at York College, David Way CBE, Chief
Executive of National Apprenticeship Service, and Sue Price, Northern Divisional Director of NAS. Talking at the launch, Universities Minister David Willetts said he believed graduation ceremonies were the “only way will we generate the virtuous circle that leads to more employers wanting to take on apprentices and more young people wanting to become apprentices. “Apprenticeships are at the heart of our drive to equip people of all ages with the skills they and employers need to prosper. An apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity and is a genuine alternative to going to University - we need to promote and celebrate it as such.” York’s next Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony will take place on 12th November at York Minster. <WÅVLW]\UWZMIJW]\)XXZMV\QKM[PQX[^Q[Q\ www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
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Be inspired at York Business Week INSPIRE. GROW. CELEBRATE. BUSINESS IN YORK. York Business Week is the most successful initiative of its type anywhere in the UK, attracting over 5,000 people to more than 50 events and winning 15 High Impact Awards from the organisers of Global Entrepreneurship Week in its inaugural year last year.
The Press on board, alongside Business Inspired Growth, their support ensures the week can build on its highly successful debut last year.
Between the 12th and 16th November this year, the week of activities is aiming to inspire even more people to become entrepreneurs, signpost support for more start-ups, show how existing enterprises can accelerate their growth and celebrate the successes of local companies which have contributed to York’s reputation as one of the best cities in the region for enterprise and one of the fastest growing and resilient economies in the UK.
On Thursday, at the Ron Cooke Hub, Accelerate Day is devoted to business support for growth businesses and features more than a dozen master classes, business sector surgeries and training taster ;WNIZKWVÅZUMLPQOPTQOP\M^MV\[ sessions followed by a key note include the annual York Business from Justin Urquhart Stewart and Conference on the Monday, the in the evening is The Press Business multi-award-winning ‘Create Awards. VisitYork’s Annual Your future’ exhibition and the Tourism Conference rounds of .;* M^MV\ ».ZWU *I\\TMÅMTL \W the week on Friday. Boardroom’ with James Allen and the nationally recognised Throughout the week, the Apprentice Graduation Ceremony ‘Enterprise in Schools’ initiative at York Minster. On Tuesday at will see thousands of York school York St John University Business children engaged in enterprise School, an Enterprise Day activities, workshops and talks. focussed on Start-ups, a Yorkshire Association of Business Angels Many of the events are free to ‘Investors Forum’ and the IOD attend but must be booked in North Yorkshire Annual Dinner advance. at York Mansion House. On www.yorkbusinessweek.co.uk
Of course, more sponsors means bigger and better calendar of events at York Business Week this November. With the likes of City of York Council and York Means Business, HSBC, Shepherd Group, Garbutt & Elliot, University of York, York St John University and
With a bumper schedule of business events, workshops and conferences this year, the organisers hope to inspire more than 7,000 business people, including those thinking of starting up on their own and business students.
Wednesday FSB are teaming up with Business Support York & North Yorkshire to run events at the Eco Business Centre aimed at start-ups and SMEs, with Yorkshire 5IÅIZ]VVQVOIVM\_WZSQVOM^MV\ in the evening.
THINK / BE INSPIRED AT YORK BUSINESS WEEK
With over 50 events planned for the 5-days of York Business Week, you’re spoilt for choice for potential brainfood. To whet your appetite, we’ve picked out a few highlights from yorkbusinessweek.co.uk with tickets still remaining…
York Business CYC Conference Langleys
Create Your Future
NYBEP SCY YMT
Creative Sector start-up
Creative & Cultural Sectors
From Battlefield to Boardroom
The Riverside Restaurant
Speaker: James Allen Ex Military Paramedic
Enterprise Day YSJUBS
York St John University
Workshops, Start-ups presentations & and exhibition pre start-ups
18:00 till late
Social Evening Young Professionals
IOD N. Yorks.
Black tie with keynote speaker
09:00 - 12:00
Marketing & Customer Service
Eco Business Centre
Practical tips SMEs to unlock your businessâ€™ potential
Support Equals Success
Eco Business Centre
A chance to meet top business mentors
Social Enterprise Social
Golden Ball pub
18:00 till Late
Early evening drinks and networking
Social enterprises Any
Accelerate Day SME Advice, Training & Support
Ron Cooke Hub
Free advice Any surgeries, & taster sessions
UK Economy Ware & Kay Justin Urquhart Stewart
Ron Cooke Hub
Economic commentator keynote
Annual Dinner Any
Tax for start-ups
Eco Business Centre
THINK / NATIONAL CONVERSATION
The York Conversationan Experiment in Democracy “I’M HERE OUT OF A MIX OF INTRIGUE AND FRUSTRATION. AND BECAUSE I LOVE LEGO!” The motivations for attending the National Conversation event we co-hosted at The Creative Chapel last month all seemed to toe the same line, regardless of age, background, or political preference. Of course, our promise of exploring and expressing attitudes to the welfare state via the medium of Lego also proved a universal draw. To coincide with National Democracy Week, we teamed up with National Conversation to pilot an exciting experiment in democracy. Lead by cultural change agency Change The Conversation, the 16 participants (made up of local residents and students) engaged in a series of exercises, including “serious Lego play” to exchange views on their ‘ideal’ and ‘nightmare’ politicians and
what the future of the welfare state might hold. Thousands of Lego bricks were used over the course of three hours to build 3D models to brainstorm a future for the welfare state. The technique’s ability to activate hands and minds on such a complex issue was immediately apparent, with some impressive forts prompting LMMX NZMMÆW_QVO LQ[K][[QWV[ than would otherwise be expected amongst strangers. York was seen as the optimal location to pilot a 21st century version of the National Conversation that accompanied the publishing of the Beveridge report 70 years ago: the city is geographically removed from the Westminster bubble; it has a vibrant civic culture, and it ties in nicely with the 800-year anniversary of York becoming a self-governing city.
That assumption rang true as the participants seemed thoroughly absorbed in the careful construction of their answers to the political prompts, with the resulting debates goodnatured whilst thoroughly thought provoking. With the National Conversation due to report back to Parliament as to the best means of improving grassroots discussion of big issues, (as the pictures probably testify) this “building” experiment will likely be one of the forums that is adopted elsewhere as a means of encouraging democracy and extending the civic core. Everybody who attended can be proud they played their part in its inception!
The second installment of the National Conversation took place the following day in Gray’s Court – a location as far removed from the humdrum of public meetings as possible. Welfarism was again on the agenda, with the format of the conversation designed to spark debate rather than consensus without reproducing what’s been said before. The prospect of a hard-hitting yet politician-free debate also drew an entirely different audience from the previous encounter. Master of ceremony and provocateur for the evening was Claire Fox, director of the Institute of Ideas and familiar face on BBC Question Time, who started by giving some context to the Beveridge Report – the founding document of the Welfare State.
Written during one of the most LQNÅK]T\XMZQWL[QV*ZQ\Q[PPQ[\WZa· WWII – it was revolutionary at its heart. Fox argued that such bluesky thinking shouldn’t be reserved simply for wars and recessions. So here we were. It didn’t take long for The York Conversation to draw some passionate views, as tensions between generations were explored, touching on everything from the London riots, our collective dependence on the state, and a sense of entitlement amongst the young or their inheritance of a broken system, depending on who you listened to. Playing devil’s advocate throughout, Fox encouraged everybody to have their say and discuss not only problems but possibilities too.
*M^MZQLOM¼[ Å^M ¹/QIV\ -^QT[º QV society: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease, were all contended by the room. Naturally, some drew more controversial opinions than others. Despite the mixed views, there seemed to be an unspoken agreement that a shift has occurred in what the welfare state has become and how it is viewed. All in all, it proved its worth as a way for taking politics to the people and giving them a voice on issues that affect us all. Like its sister experiment the night before, its not hard to see how such brief platforms for engagement could cause a ripple effect in society beyond their immediate setting and make the difference The National Conversation believes is necessary.
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