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ISSUE 101 . JULY 2013

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Issue 101. July 2013 Publisher: Alan Prior

inside this month

Editor: Ian Trevett

Fashion & Beauty Editor: Kate Morton

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Sales Executive: Luke Thacker

Production Manager: Michael Brooks

22 & 74 Future of Fashion The catwalk is king this month. We feature the amazing Brighton Fashion Week (22) and celebrate the upcoming talent at University of Brighton’s Graduate Show (74).

Designer: Sally Wynn

Designer: Dominic Loosemore

Food Editor: Nick Mosley

Art Editor: Jamie McCartney

Writer: Daniel White

Editorial Assistant: Iszara Morgan

46 46 Wild about Pride Pride is always a fabulous party, but this year the line-up is exceptional including Paloma Faith, the original Sugababes, Alison Moyet and plenty more. We talk to

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new director and Wild Fruit legend, Paul Kemp.

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At a Glance guestlist What? Absolute 100th Party Where? Pub du Vin

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Fashion 6

Food 54

Health / Beauty 16

What’s On 66

Weddings 40

Art 70

Columnists 43

Film 73

Pride Interview 46

Education 74

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To celebrate 100 issues of Absolute Magazine

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1.Nick Pardo, Carolina Soussa, Russell Beal and Kirstie Prodger 2. David Smith, Kim Cronin, Michael Pay, Abigail Owen 3. Lucy Grant and Lesley Taylor 4. Lorna Coward 5. Natasha Askaroff 3

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All the big events from across the city.

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Three great Brighton & Hove dining experiences to try this month

Indian Summer Serving up authentic Indian cuisine to Brighton for over 12 years, Indian Summer is a firm favourite for currylovers. The beautifully decorated dining room provides an elegant backdrop to the exquisite food, presented as thalis with a number of sides and chutneys. There’s also a carefully considered drinks list with wines and beers that will complement the spicy food. Indian Summer has just added a new Sunday Roast, complete with live entertainment. It’s a spice sensation! 69 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HQ 01273 711 011 • www.indian-summer.org.uk

Interview: Carlo di Napoli, Aguadulce

Tuck in to the very best of Brighton and Sussex this September Nick Mosley reveals some of the exciting new food events that will be joining the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Autumn Harvest’ line-up

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righton is blessed with not one but two food festivals run by local people to champion our city and surrounding county – Spring Harvest at Easter and Autumn Harvest in September. As festival director I have the pleasure of working across the year with local producers, growers and restaurants to develop and promote these events, and I’m particularly excited about some of the new additions we’ve got this year. Firstly, our ever popular Sussex Gourmet Bus Tour returns with two outings. Our first is just before the festival properly starts, on Saturday 24 August, where we’ll be heading out to visit two award-winning local vineyards – Wiston and Ridgeview – for exclusive tours and tastings including a picnic lunch amongst the vines supplied by supperclub favourite Cantina, and finishing with a Champagne cocktail masterclass at Drakes of Brighton on Marine Parade.The second bus tour is on Saturday 14 September and will see us visit two local food producers, lunch at a Sussex pub, followed by a vineyard and a brewery visit.Tickets for these two events are already available so check out the festival website if you’d like to join us on a fabulous day out.

This year we’re also teaming up with a number of other organisations in the city including the Regency Town House and Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) with whom we’re running a Regency food tour afternoon and also a Regency cheese and wine tasting.We’re also partnering with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environmental Health team and the Hilton Brighton Metropole to host the finals of the citywide Curry Restaurant Awards; and we’re really excited to be co-hosting the opening night of this year’s City Reads with a huge themed food and literary event based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld book ‘Guards! Guards!’. Both weekends of the festival will see epic food events that are free access for everyone to enjoy. The Big Sussex Market takes over New Road and Jubilee Square on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September with around 80 stalls selling locally produced food and drink. Our close weekend on Hove Lawns is going to be massive with the Sussex & The World Market, Children’s Food Festival sponsored by PHS Wastetech, the Live Food Show and a host of other events including the Wobblegate Wobblympics, Rockinghorse Bite Off produce awards and the Grand Final of

the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival Awards 2013 which will see 12 food businesses named as the best in their field by both the public and our panel of expert judges. Of course there’s plenty more in the festival including a Harveys Beer & Foraging Supper at Pelham House, the Moshimo Vegan Maki Challenge, our International Chef Exchange (more on that next month), a two-day Sussex Beer, Cider & Wine Festival, plus the very welcome return of the Champagne & Wine Festival to Hotel du Vin. And our ever-popular ‘punk’ beer and wine tasting events, Make Your Case and Bitter & Twisted. If you can’t wait until September, then make a date to join us for local produce at the Churchill Square Farmers Market every Wednesday and the new Brighton Farmers Market every third Saturday of each month on Old Steine. The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Autumn Harvest’ runs citywide from 5-15 September 2013 • Tickets & complete events at www.brightonfoodfestival.com from 1 July.

Wagamama A high street favourite for all ages, Wagamama has been feeding the UK with fast, tasty oriental noodle, rice and soup dishes for years. They’ve just had a major menu revamp adding some great new options including beef lettuce wraps, summer rolls, tom yum soup and a host of salad options including a delicious, light Salmon Miso Salad. Perfect for a quick informal lunch or supper with friends, Wagamama also offers take-out so you can eat at home (or on the beach!). 30 Kensington Street (off North Road), Brighton BN1 4AJ • 01273 688 892 www.wagamama.com/restaurants/brighton

We catch up with restaurateur Carlo di Napoli to discover real Spanish food and hospitality in the heart of the city What’s your background in the restaurant trade? As a boy I had a great weekend job delivering Spanish produce to restaurants in London. I used to go into the kitchens and watch the chefs cook and they often invited me to try all the different dishes which was a real perk of the job. Then I went to live in Spain and became a restaurant manager but decided it would be better making money for myself than someone else so I opened a restaurant in the seaside town of Aguadulce in Almeira opposite the beach which I ran with my wife successfully for 10 years. We relocated to Brighton three years ago and we’ve bought an authentic taste of real Spain to the city.

Are family-owned and run restaurants the norm in Spain? Where I come from in the south of Spain, I’d say definitely yes. It’s all about home cooking using the freshest fish, meats, vegetables and herbs. My wife and I have worked together for many years – I tend to do front-of-house whilst she runs the kitchen.

Do you source ingredients locally?

L’Eglise Enjoy traditional French bistro-style cuisine at the ever-popular L’Eglise on Church Road. Now in its 6th year, owners Julia and Jean-Christophe Martin offer lovingly created dishes that change weekly, all using seasonal and locally sourced produce. Jean is particularly proud of his pork, and is definitely having a lot of fun with his new meat smoker! Open for lunch and supper every day, the Sunday lunch is well worth checking out with a sharing roast at £15 per person, and the garden terrace is a great place to relax with a glass of vino or two.

196 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ 01273 220 868 www.legliserestaurant.co.uk

Photos: Julia Claxton / BHFDF

As far as we can, we use local produce – particularly fish – but as we’re a Spanish restaurant we obviously also use some of the best ingredients straight from Spain: olive oil, herbs and paprika, cured meats, olives and amazing anchovies.

“I eat our locally sourced fish dishes the most”

What’s your favourite dish on the menu at the moment?

What do you like about living and working in Brighton? It’s been a good home for my young family and I like the liberal atmosphere where everyone mixes and gets on together. I enjoy being part of a community of restaurants and tourism businesses through the food festival and Tourism Alliance. And, of course, I love to try all the other great restaurants in the city and Sussex.

Aguadulce, 10-11 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NE • 01273 328 672 • www.aguadulce-restaurant.com

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slip them straight down. This saved me last December, at one of Toronto’s top restaurants, when one of my six oysters smelled

Helen’s Tandoori chicken was as good as I’ve ever tasted. Tender, moist, cooked to perfection with just the right Tandoori aromas

rank. It was so clearly off I told the waiter I could not believe a chef could let an oyster out of his kitchen in that condition. It was

and flavour. A superb dish. We had an assortment of other mains, including a wonderfully richly textured Chicken Goa, and side dishes, which included very good peshwari nan, and a dangerously

replaced swiftly, but with no apology…

Few foods arouse more opinions than that revered bivalve, the OYSTER. Hove Tandoori restuarant review by Peter James Few foods arouse more opinions than that revered bivalve, the oyster. Once oysters were simple, peasant food, a cheap protein source in UK monasteries, and beef and oyster pie was a staple of Victorian pubs. Today the oyster enjoys exalted status, exotic in the extreme, and regarded by many as an aphrodisiac – one of the oyster myths. You either love oysters or hate them – or they hate you! Personally I love them, both raw and cooked. The best raw I’ve ever eaten were Bluffs, which I ate in Queenstown, New Zealand – sweet, utter bliss! As for the best cooked, that would be a close-run contest between the Oyster Rockefeller at the Oyster Bar at New York’s Grand Central Station – one of my favourite lunch places in the world - the sizzled ones at GW Fins, in New Orleans, or the quite glorious Oysters Kilpatrick which I ate in Brighton’s English’s last Saturday night. The big fear everyone has is the demon of oyster poisoning. The other oyster myth is that if you eat 200 of them in your lifetime, you will eventually get poisoned by one. I lost count decades ago of the number I’ve eaten, but it is many thousand. I’ve

Brighton knows how to put on a party, but in the last few weeks it has excelled itself.

I don’t have a favourite dish – I enjoy everything on our menu but I eat our locally sourced fish dishes the most.

I have never seen an oyster in an Indian restaurant, although I did eat the best curried seafood ever at the fish restaurant at the Taj Gateway hotel in Bangalore, two years ago. A lot of people have been raving about Hove Tandoori so we went along with Brighton estate agent Graham Rand and his wife Diane. My first impressions were mixed. The décor is brilliant, a totally fresh, modern, feel-good environment. But instantly nixed by a front of house greeter who spent two minutes frowning, without the hint of a smile, at his reservations list, as if searching as hard as he could for a reason not to let us in, did not kick our dining experience there off to a good start. An endless supply of extremely good poppadums and pickles and the fast service of decent Indian beers, and a very acceptable Pino Grigio, went someway towards redeeming this, but the table was too small, and unable to accommodate both pickles and the main courses when they arrived. OK, restaurants have to make as much as they can, and when they have a success on their hands, as Hove Tandoori clearly does, they want to capitalize. But I don’t

moreish cheese, garlic and chilli nan, an excellent raitha, and a very light onion bhaji. The one disappointment was my Haydury Curry. I’d asked the waiter to recommend something medium hot from the specials list. What arrived was a virtually tasteless chicken dish in a mush of disintegrating mango – reminding me of

Brighton Fashion Week was a triumph. Great shows, world-class designers and fantastic entertainment. Congratulations to Lizzie Bishop and everyone involved in the event.

something I might have cobbled together, badly, in my student flat days. But that was the only blip. Prices of the starters are £2.95 - £5.30, mains £5.35 - £9.95. Service was – well – efficient, if a tad charmless. I really wish the staff here could display more personality and make dining here more of a joyous experience. I remember eating regularly at the original Ashoka, in King Street, Hammersmith, many years ago, where there was such a fun atmosphere it was like being welcomed back to a continual party. So, lighten up, team Hove Tandoori. You’ve got a success on your hands – so be happy! Someone was shot just along the road shortly after we left. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the target. But, hey, I’m sure there are unforeseen perils yet to come in my days as a restaurant critic…

like to eat in a place where I feel I’m being processed and shortchanged on space.

been floored by a prawn from an Italian restaurant on the Strand, by grilled chicken on a beach in Koh Samui, and had a narrow escape when everyone but me was severely poisoned by dressed crab at a Brighton dinner party hosted by a man who is now in jail - although not because of the crab…. There I took advice I had once been given. If you think you’ve eaten something off, gulp down red wine. I gulped down three big glasses in succession and I was the only one of twelve around that table to after no after effects – other than a hangover! With raw oysters, I do what all of us should do before we put anything in our mouths – I smell them – which is part of the experience, anyway. We can taste most foods that are off, but it’s not so easy with oysters if you

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restaurant, GB1, and a stunning new

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competiton (and hope we draw your

If you love oysters or if you could murder

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turned gourmet, Peter James.

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Also huge credit is due to Caraline Brown, Fiona Graves and everyone at Midnight Communications for the Brighton and Hove Business Awards on the pier. Business awards aren’t supposed to be this much fun. On to this issue, we feature a beautiful swimwear shoot - all we need now is the sun. As I write it is Midsummer’s Day and I can’t imagine anyone donning a swimsuit. You can always plan your holiday with our all-inclusive travel guide. Thankfully, at least my bin has been finally emptied and hopefully the city can be tidied up. We can’t have made much of an impression to all the visitors down for the London-Brighton bike ride. Read our resident columists Stephen Grant and Zoe Lyons for their take on our dirty streets. On a brighter note we talk to new Pride director, Paul Kemp. He is the inspiration behind the hedonistic Wild Fruit nights, so it’s going to be fun. Enjoy your Absolute Magazine. Ian Trevett Editor

50 Sun, sun and more sun Where is the sunshine? It is out, but (as we write) just not in this country. If you fancy a holiday, you will be desperate to get away after reading Phoebe Oliver’s guide to all-inclusive holidays. Now where’s the sun lotion?

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This page: ‘Fairground’ swimsuit, Floozie by Frosh French, £35, shoes, £58, both Debenhams. Gold plated pendant (Luna collection) worn around the head, £180, fruit bowl ring (Carmen collection), £275, both Jeremy Hoye. Neon yellow beads, £29, Sirene. Opposite page: Swimsuit and ring as before. Gold plated spiky necklace, £215, hand harness, £85, both by Naomi Teal at Union Jewellery.

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This page and opposite: Matthew Williamson snake print bandeau (just seen) £22, bottoms, £18, Debenhams. Crochet fringed vest, £19.99, Bershka. Gold plated earrings (Luna collection), £105, lemon quartz cocktail ring, £375, both Jeremy Hoye. Pink and black ribbon necklace, £45, pink belt, £20, both Sirene.

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This page and opposite: J by Jasper Conran purple drape bandeau, £28, bottoms, £16, Debenhams. Neon yellow earrings, £15, yellow and black ribbon necklace, £45, both Sirene. Fruit bowl ring (Carmen collection), £275, Jeremy Hoye.

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Rosette bikini, £22, digital floral maxi skirt, £45, both Joy Brighton. Pink neon beads, £29, earrings, £59, both Sirene. Fruit bowl ring (Carmen collection), £275, Jeremy Hoye.

PHOTOGRAPHY & PRODUCTION Erika Szostak www.erikaszostak.com FASHION & STYLING Kate Morton HAIR Gary Forde using Wella 01273 323319 www.fordehair.co.uk BERSHKA Churchill Square Shopping Centre 0808 234 0209

MAKEUP Alessia Mancini using Shu Uemura alessia.mancini@hotmail.co.uk

DEBENHAMS Churchill Square Shopping Centre 0844 561 6161 JEREMY HOYE 01273 777207

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JOY BRIGHTON 01273 747513 SIRENE 01273 818061 UNION JEWELLERY www.unionjewellery.com

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That special suit Men’s fashion tips from Igor Srzic-Cartledge

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hy not look different from the rest - when it comes having your own style and that special suit for the special occasion. It doesn’t matter if you need a suit for work or a wedding you should always stand out from the crowd and have at least one special suit in your wardrobe.

Make sure that you consider your colouring.If you have a fair complexion you should probably avoid light coloured suits. They can wash you out and could even make you look ill!

There is a lot to consider before buying a new suit. Never do it in a rush! Always try different styles and colours,until you find that right suit for you. Only when you know what you like and what you don’t, will you be able to narrow down your options.

Think about your body shape - what you want to emphasise or conceal. If you have narrow shoulders and you would like them to be bigger, go for a wider notch or peak lapels. If you would like to look slimmer and taller go for slanted pockets on the jacket and smaller lapels. A personal shopper or tailor can help you make these choices. Everything comes down to the details.

Don’t worry, it’s very common for guys not to know where to start! So here are some tips. If the suit is for your own wedding - always talk to your future wife about her plans for the wedding. If the suit is for work have a look in your suit collection and go for something you don’t already have in your wardrobe. It may seem obvious but it is very important that the suit fits and does not look too big or too small on you, and that you feel very comfortable. You need to look great and feel great too.

If you would like to stand out always add a brighter tie or shirt colour. Bright lining would be very cool and different.

Think about the fabric and the weight of the cloth when you are buying the suit.You don’t want to feel uncomfortable and hot.If you commute to work or plan to wear the suit a lot, you should go for a heavier cloth which will last you longer. If you feel hot when in a suit, never go for linen. People often choose linen but it creases easily and does not look good when travelling or commuting to work. Mohair is a better option as it is a very good conductor of heat and it doesn’t crease as much.

If you are buying a suit off the peg, it’s better to buy a bigger rather than smaller. You can take in the suit if is bigger but if it’s too small you can’t do much at all. With made to measure suits you can make that special suit for yourself - unique to you. They are not much more expensive than suits for designer brands, like Armani or Paul Smith. But with those suits you are paying for the label. With a made to measure suit you are in charge. You can choose the style, lining, fabric and it will fit your body shape and will be unique to you. The shirt you wear with your suit is very important and it’s worth thinking about the shirt you will choose. A made-to-measure shirt will again have all the same advantages over an off the peg shirt. There’s a lot to think about and a professional can really help you and make a big difference. If you would like my help and advice contact me at: www.personal-style.co.uk www.dandylionstyle.co.uk

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Cutting a new Thread Absolute Magazine’s Luke Thacker talks to the Creative Director of Thread Menswear, Chris Scholes

What made you open in Dukes Lane?

Is sizing important?

Dukes Lane is fast becoming the premier location for fashion in Brighton,

(Laughs)..we are amazed how many fashion-conscious people are

and the reason we opened is the same as the reason we exist – we

ignored by the high street because they are not standard sizes. Don’t

believe there are discerning, independent guys out there who have a taste

forget Thread is about selecting from a vast range of well-known brands

far removed from the designer label, a high-street formula or fad.

to find the perfect big name garment which everyone is not wearing and which speaks to our knowledge of what is on-style.

So you have up-and-coming brands alongside heritage labels? Yes, we are stocking John Smedley, Mackintosh and Lavenham but also believe some garments are timeless enough to stand a wise contemporary spin. There’s also some amazing new designers and producers out there. Also, accessories should complement or challenge and the result we feel is a blend of the essential with the favourite.

So what’s your take on clothing? What’s Thread all about? It’s about putting clothes which are “at the edge” alongside heritage brands your grandpa would feel proud to see you wear. It’s about finding excellence - From America with the best knapsack money can buy, to Australian beachwear last seen diving off Cairns. It’s about offering a huge range of shirts perfect for an on-trend Berlin club, but

One sentence to sum it all up… Well, three short sentences? We are about being nice to our customers so they can be nice to themselves and the people they love. We have the eye and a passion, believe you deserve clothing which has detail, élan and real style – but is effortless and not trying too hard. We do all this with a commitment to ethical sourcing, fair pricing and really friendly sales support.

are made with an eye on quality, fabric and details like pearl buttons which would please a Jermyn Street dandy.

Should shopping be more fun? Guess so, but if I’m honest Thread is also about the people behind it having fun. Travelling to Oporto to select from a range of heritage ocean-inspired garments by an up-and-coming designer and work out a price point which delivers real value. Or travelling to trade shows and grabbing socks last seen in Shibuya or British heritage brands whose names are synonymous with quality and style.

You mentioned value, aren’t boutiques a really expensive option? Thread is about taking the snobbish from the word boutique and making a physical space which breathes effortless style and a relaxing, fun environment to look at what’s new. Online, it’s about giving you time to compare, read and pull together items we have searched for globally. Personally, I’d feel awkward asking someone for £130 for a shirt, and we

To celebrate the launch of the Thread Menswear website and e-store, we are giving readers of Absolute Magazine 15% off all purchases both online and in-store throughout the month of July, simply quote code ABSOLUTE15 to receive your discount!

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Brighton’s Fabulous Week Liz Bishop and the BFW team put Brighton on the global style map Christina Pistofidou Photo:Tori Clarkson

Katie Jones Photo: Gareth Gregg

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utstanding! It’s hard to find a word to describe the

and drama to the catwalk, accompanied by dramatic, beautiful, and

quality of the spectacle that was Brighton Fashion Week.

sometimes downright bizarre clothing and accessories.”

For Brighton to have a fashion showcase of this calibre

The week, which also featured events in Jubilee Square and Churchill

is an amazing achievement. Once again this small city of

Square, was organised by Lizzie Bishop and her team. Afterwards she

ours truly punches above its weight.

said, “I am absolutely blown away by BFW this year and the ingenious

The catwalk shows kicked off with Zeitgeist, with the imposing St

creative designers that have flown from all areas of the globe to

Bartholomews Church bursting at the seams. A collection of out-there

showcase with us here in Brighton. The feedback has been outstanding,

designs climaxed with a triumphant display from Roadkill Couture,

the support from the public and the industry has been out of this

courtesy of Brighton’s Jess Eaton.

world. I would like to thank all of BFW’s partners and supporters who

The city showed its green credentials with Sustain on the Friday night,

have made this event possible and the models who have donated their

beautiful designs that impressed in their own right, to the extent that

time and made our catwalks gleam. Last but not least the incredible

hardly anyone noticed they were watching an eco-event.

BFW team, the workhorse behind it, each and everyone of you I love

And the week climaxed with the incredible Showreel. Part fashion, part

from the bottom of my heart, without you this would not be possible

performance, part theatre, part choreography - with all parts creating a

and I am so proud of you.”

night of pure entertainment. Genius.

On these pages we feature a taste of the Brighton Fashion Week.

Blogger Marleigh Price caught the vibe precisely, “Each of the

Next month we dedicate our fashion shoot to the highlights of the

collections shown presented the stunned audience with an explosion

catwalk.

of sensory stimulus, both visual and aural, bringing film, dance, music

Roll on 2014.

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Cleopatra bathed in it and it is one of the oldest natural cosmetics, so no wonder we were a little excited to hear that The Body Shop have brought out a new cosmetic range dedicated to honey. The Honey Bronze Collection has been designed to moisturise and condition and includes a range of beach friendly products for the face. Enriched with Community Fair Trade honey, the bronze collection includes sun kissed delights such as the Shimmering Dry Oil and the Bronze Brilliance Powder. We love the beehive lip balm which moisturises and adds shimmer to lips, £6. The Body Shop, Brighton.

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The Italian beauty brand Diego Dalla Palma is known for its innovative formulas and colour creations, it was even commissioned to create a colour palette for last year’s film Snow White and the Huntsman. Their fairytale inspired makeup is known for its staying power and luminating qualities. This summer they introduce their Sunrise Blush and Sunset Bronzer (pictured) an ideal compact for when you need that last minute glow, £20/£23. Marks and Spencer, Brighton.

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SUN Awareness

What is the desirable level of SPF to protect from overexposure to the sun? Ultraviolet radiaton from the sun is classified into three wavelengths; UVA (longest), UVB and UVC which is the shortest wavelength, UVC is the most damaging to human tissue but fortunately does not penetrate the earth’s atmosphere due to protection by the ozone layer. The ‘SPF’ or sun protection factor shows the level of protection against the UVB rays which are responsible for sunburn and inducing both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. There is also a UVA star rating on all sunscreens (0-5). UVA radiation penetrates more deeply into the skin and can affect the elastin leading to wrinkles and brown pigmentation otherwise known as ‘photo ageing’. There is evidence to show that UVA radiation can also predispose to malignant melanoma. It is always worth using a high protection sunscreen i.e. SPF 30-50. In addition to the SPF always choose a sunscreen with a high UVA star rating. Sunscreens which provide protection against UVA and UVB are called ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreens. Current EU recommendations are that the UVA protection for each sunscreen should be at least a third of the labelled SPF. Sunscreens that meet this requirement will be labelled with UVA printed in a circle.

What should I do if I get sunburn? Episodes of sunburn are thought to be linked to malignant melanoma. Sunburn is also very painful, so best avoided at all costs! If you feel your skin burning or tingling act quickly and move out of the sun as soon as possible. It can take 4-6 hours for full symptoms to develop. Apply cool cloths to the sunburn. Aloe Vera gel kept in the fridge can be soothing and needs to be applied regularly. Pain killers can be helpful if the sunburn is extensive. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. It is difficult to prevent the subsequent peeling phase but plenty of moisturisers applied regularly can help minimize this. 32 32

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion? Symptoms are sweating, rapid breathing and a weak pulse, this could be a precursor of the more serious ‘Heat Stroke’ when the body temperature rises above 40 degrees and there is loss of consciousness. You can minimise the risk of heat exhaustion by ensuring you have loose fitting, lightweight and light coloured clothing, and avoid sunburn. If you are experiencing symptoms of heat exhaustion seek a cooler place and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid strenuous exercise in the heat. If you are exercising in hot weather take regular breaks and rest frequently in a cool spot, and again plently of hydration.

When should I worry about a mole? It is a good idea to check your moles and your families’ moles regularly for changes. Look for change in colour, shape, size, and itching. Spontaneous bleeding is a worrying sign in a mole that has not been scratched or traumatised. The most common sites for melanoma are lower legs in women and the back in men. Melanoma can also occur on non-sun exposed sites such as the soles of the feet. If you have moles on your feet don’t forget to check them as well. If you are worried about a mole it is important to seek medical advice. Removing moles for testing is a simple procedure performed under local anesthetic.

What harm can sunbeds do to my skin? All sunbeds emit ultraviolet radiation which is an established skin carcinogen. Most sunbeds emit mainly the longer wavelength UVA rays, some of the ‘fast tanning’ sunbeds emit a higher UVB component. In a Scandinavian study of more than100,000 people, it was found that those who used sunbeds more than once a month were 55% more likely to develop malignant melanoma. The International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) also found that being exposed to sunbeds before the age of 35 increases the risk of malignant melanoma by 75%.


Very worrying statistics. The sunbed industry is largely unregulated. Fortunately the Sunbeds Act (April 2011) now prevents those under 18 from being allowed to use sunbeds. There are many myths surrounding sunbeds one of which is that using a sunbed will provide protection from sunburn before a sunny holiday. Sunbed ultraviolet radiation merely adds to the cumulative ultraviolet load on your skin responsible for inducing skin cancer and skin ageing. The only time an artificial tanning device should be used is in ‘phototherapy’ in hospital department under supervision. This can be used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. This is carefully regulated and the equipment checked regularly.

Are children at a larger risk of sunburn? Yes, children have more delicate skin and are at greater risk of sunburn. They are often unaware of the early warning tingling/burning sensations of sunburn and need to be supervised and protected in the sunshine. Children’s protective UV clothing is an effective adjunct to sunscreens. Episodes of childhood sunburn have been linked with an increase incidence of melanoma later in life.

How much and how often does sunscreen need to be reapplied? It is important to apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun and then repeat it at least every 2-3 hours. If there are other factors such as swimming, perspiration it will need to be reapplied again. Studies have shown that most people apply less than half the amount of sunscreen required to provide the level of protection provided by their sunscreen. The more you apply the better.

Is sunscreen the only way to protect my skin from getting too much sun?

Dr Arjida Woollons MD FRCP Consultant Dermatologist at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital 01273 761243

No, sunscreens should not be used as an alternative to clothing and shade but as additional protection. Long sleeved shirts and scarves, wide brimmed hats and sunglasses are all helpful. The Australian slogan ‘shift to the shade’ took over from the ‘slip slap slop’ campaign, indicating the importance of seeking the shade in addition to clothing and sunscreens.

Is tanning ok for your skin if you don’t get burned? Unfortunately not. After exposure to sunlight the melanocytes produce more of the pigment melanin to try and absorb more of the damaging ultraviolet rays, so the skin darkens. Even though a sun tan is thought by some to look ‘healthy’, tanned skin is a sign that your skin has been damaged . Tanned skin does not protect against skin cancer. It has been estimated that a tan only affords the protective effect of an SPF 2.

I have eczema; are there any extra precautions I should take? Sunlight itself can actually be helpful in settling eczema; however you do need to be careful not to burn. Heat however can make eczema itchier. It is best to use fragrance free and moisturising sunscreens. Physical sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are better suited to sensitive skin and eczema but can leave a slight white tinge on the skin.

What about my Vitamin D levels? Whilst we know that ultraviolet radiation causes skin cancer, sunlight on the skin helps our body to produce vitamin D.Vitamin D is important for our bones, and it has been suggested that low vitamin D levels are implicated in some types of cancer, arthritis and autoimmune diseases. There is plenty of research in this area at present.Vitamin D can also be obtained from the diet and supplements. The best advice is everything in moderation. Make sure you have some sun exposure but without burning, and ensure your diet has plenty of vitamin D.

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ack pain treatment breakthroughs are rare. Recently, the most important breakthrough in back pain care in a generation was announced; with the news that antibiotic treatment may hold the key for millions of back sufferers. A Danish research team found that some chronic, long-standing back pain is caused by an infection. The researchers estimated this accounts for up to 40% of long term back pain sufferers and could save the NHS millions of pounds a year. Richard Hollis, chiropractor at Sundial Clinics in Brighton, also practices at London centre set up by the Danish research group who identified this condition. Richard is currently the only practitioner in Sussex

certified to identify and help manage treatment for this new condition. Peter Hamlyn, a consultant neurologist and spinal surgeon at University College London yesterday said, “Make no mistake this is a turning point, a point where we will have to re-write the textbooks.” He added, “It is the stuff of Nobel prizes.” Richard said, “These back pain sufferers typically didn’t respond to treatment and not only do we now know why, for most of these sufferers there is a cure.

“In years to come I expect this treatment, MAST, will become standard for people with Modic disease. We are talking about probably half of all spinal surgery for back pain being replaced by taking antibiotics which would save the NHS about £250m let alone the savings from decreased medication and time off work”. www. sundialclinics.co.uk Tel: 01273 696414.

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Fitness

What’s Up With Wheat? Why has it become popular to go against the grain? What is good about wheat? In its whole grain form wheat is rich in protein, energy, vitamins,

Will avoiding wheat do you harm if you are not intolerant?

minerals and fibre. It can be used to produce many cereals (e.g.

Restricting your diet to avoid wheat means eliminating many staple

porridge and Shredded Wheat), dried to produce malt (e.g. for beer)

foods that normally provide a large number of your daily nutrients.

or ground into flour. During the milling process the whole grain is

While it is possible to carefully monitor and eat alternatives wheat is

separated into the high-starch endosperm for white flour, leaving the

so common in foods that avoiding it when you don’t need to severely

outer husk (bran) and germ.

limits food choices potentially making your diet boring and difficult

Why is wheat a problem?

for no reason.

It’s not hard to find articles in the media of wheat scare stories,

Wheat and weight loss

intolerance, allergies, wheat-free diets and alike. In fact, you’d be

Wheat-free diets are often banded around in weight loss circles as an

justified thinking wheat is a major public health problem that should

effective diet. But to be honest this has less to do with the absence

be avoided at all costs! Well, in truth there are three issues and all are

of wheat itself and more to do with the removal of excessively

quite rare. They can be classified as either gluten intolerance, wheat

consumed high calorie foods that wheat can produce. It doesn’t

allergy or wheat intolerance.

take an expert to realise if you cut out beer, pizzas, burgers, cheese

Gluten Intolerance

toasties, pies, pastries, cakes, cookies, lasagne, etc you are going to

Wheat flour is made up of starch (carbohydrate) and gluten (a mix

bad for you, just poor choices of wheat-based foods.

of proteins) and it is one of the proteins found in gluten called gliadin that some people have an issue with. The gluten causes a severe

save a lot of unnecessary calories. But that doesn’t mean wheat was

What should you do?

reaction leading their immune system to go haywire, inflaming the

If you suspect you have coeliac disease with symptoms like weight

lining of their small intestine. This is a serious condition known as

loss, vomiting and diarrhoea you will need to get it medically

coeliac disease affecting about one in a thousand people and requires

diagnosed. Wheat allergies and intolerances can also be tested

a gluten-free diet for life.

on the NHS by skin-prick or a blood test, and even by controlled

Wheat Allergy

food challenge tests, so there is no need to live in doubt or rely on

Apart from coeliac disease, less than one percent of the population

Get it tested properly. More information

suffer from wheat allergies producing itching, rashes, runny eyes and

on these issues can be found on the

noses, headaches, nausea, achy limbs, possibly linked to conditions

British Nutrition Foundation’s

such as arthritis, IBS, and eczema. People with wheat allergies also

website:

tend to be allergic to several other foods too and require a very

www.nutrition.org.uk/

specialised diet best treated by a dietician.

nutritionscience/allergy/wheat-

Wheat Intolerance

intolerance-and-coeliac-disease.

Bloating, swelling, stomach discomfort? Although not an immune

Don’t avoid it just to be trendy or

problem or allergy these symptoms can occasionally result in people

overly cautious, instead continue

who lack the enzymes needed to properly digest wheat. But be

enjoying a normal balanced diet but try

careful blaming your discomfort on wheat since the nature of bread

to make healthy food choices whenever

and pasta is to absorb water that can cause similar symptoms. Also

possible.

inaccurate food allergy tests by unregulated nutritional therapists.

eating a lot of fibre causes similar temporary effects on your digestive system but is not an issue that requires eliminating perfectly healthy foods.

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stival, The Great Escape is back. ts headliners Talls Ships. Where was the wedding ceremony

Where did you get your flowers?

Where did you get your

and reception held?

My friends mum, Pauline Sayer enjoys

jewellery/tiara?

We had both the ceremony and reception

floristry as a hobby so she was more than

After much internet searching, I found my

at Wiston House in Steyning. We had

happy to help recreate our Mad Hatters

hair slide from www.serenrose.com , the

originally planned on having a barn as our

tea party.

necklace was from Avon and my earrings

venue however we fell in love with Wiston

from Katherine Swaine, found on

House as soon as we arrived and the

Where did you get your shoes?

venue was perfect for our theme!

My shoes were from Beretun Designs and

www.notonthehightstreet.com.

I brought the pearl heart shoe clips from a

Why did you choose PhotoMadly?

Where did you get your dress?

seller on ETSY. The shoes are made from a

I had been searching for a photographer

I brought my dress from Opulence and

special type of satin which you can dye so

for a good few months and found that

Grace in Broadwater, Worthing. My dress

I am looking forward to seeing them back

most pictures appeared to be the same

was by Alfred Angelo and caught my eye as

again in pillar box red!

style format and I was looking for

it was named Minnie in the shop.

something a little different, something

Pictures by PhotoMadly

I brought my dress from Opulence and Grace in Broadwater, Worthing.

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a little fun! As the theme was Alice in Wonderland, I stumbled across PhotoMadly through a shoot they had previously done and was taken in straight away.

Our Sussex Wedding


On the 5th August 2011, Gavin proposed to me at Sunrise on a beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

We had booked to see some

Where/how did you meet?

recommended photographers but I knew

Gavin and I met at work when I started

deep down that Erika was the one for us.

around 6 ½ years ago. I worked as a

As soon as we met, Gavin and I instantly

Software Trainer and he worked on the

clicked with Erika and knew we wanted

Helpdesk. It took about 6 months of

her to capture our wedding. Her style

being great friends before we started to

of photos looked fun, fresh and some

look at each other differently. Within a

were laugh out loud hilarious but more

year of being together we moved in. A

importantly we wanted someone we could

year later we brought a house and now

both get along with.

we are husband and wife.

Where did you get Gavin’s suit?

Where did Gavin propose?

Gavin and the usher’s suits were from

On the 5th August 2011, Gavin proposed

Dickies in Goring.

to me at Sunrise on a beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. We had found a sunbed on

Where did you get to spend your

the beach and cuddled up watching the

honeymoon (& who did you book

sunrise whilst talking about love, life and

it through)?

everything we have achieved together. It

We spent the first week having some

wasn’t until the sun had fully come out

theme park fun in Orlando, Florida and

and Gavin got down on one knee and

the second week chilling in the gorgeous

proposed like a true gentleman!

Montego Bay Jamaica. Our honeymoon was booked with Virgin through Thomas Cook. Where did you get your cake? Our friend from work makes amazing cupcakes so we were chuffed when she said she would make them as a wedding present. Thanks Pat!

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Model Search

Brighton’s Next Hot Model

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he final of Brighton’s Next Hot Model took place at the Sea Life Centre, and

the deserved winners were Alex Marlow and Charlotte Royall. We will feature their Seychelles shoot later in the year. The organisers would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Andrew Ballantyne (harpist), The Real Decoys, Carousella, singer Kyla Wight, John Wyse, Ryan Hunt, Mottoo clothing for boys, She Said, Ice Clothing, City Cars, Electric Hair, Shu Uemuru, B&0, Waterfall Audio, myhotel, Orsino, shooshh and the Seychelles Tourist Board.

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Columnists

Our monthly column from Brighton’s own comedy king

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y car smells a bit. It has done for a while now, but it gave up its right to a better fragrance in return for a nobler cause during a recent period of civic strife. In my neck of Brighton, people still talk in exasperated tones when they mention ‘bingate’. The ongoing dispute between the council and refuse collectors (is binmen a pejorative - or even sexist term? I have yet to see a binwoman - is this dubious accolade the final hurdle to occupational feminists?) had left our road looking like a recently evicted traveller site. Municipal areas were faring much worse; Preston Park was looking so bad it was unlikely travellers would bother with it in the first place. As deterrents go, the council may want to consider this over the metal posts and grass banks they currently employ. A country may only be three meals from a revolution but Brighton is only two bin collections from vigilante intervention. By the time my green bin was swamped in surrounding bags ‘docking with the mother-bin’ I had no choice but to load them myself and head to the tip. When

I got there I joined the sort of fun-free queue that populates nightmares. Waiting hours to do something they didn’t want to do in a place they didn’t want to be surrounded by, literally, the dregs of society. A neighbour went one step further and ordered a skip, and stupidly, told us we could use it. Suddenly, the focus went from ‘refuse disposal’ to ‘rampant clearout’. In went a sandwich toaster. Broken roof tiles. A butcher’s block. A deckchair. Two doors. A moped. Eventually I got tired of moving other people’s rubbish on top of mine to disguise it, and ordered my own skip. A two day frenzy of rabid decluttering followed in which I discarded more personal possessions than a recent scientology convert. The result? My home looks the best its ever looked. Better than when tidy. Better than when clean. Hallways are no longer assault courses. The bedroom is a bed and some room. Carpets have reappeared. As have books, computers, and visitors. With this in mind, maybe this is the makeover Brighton has been crying out for. We spend too much time stressing over

what to build, why not divert our attention to what we should get rid of? We keep our city clean and tidy, so why not declutter it as well? Firstly, we can put all those UPVC seafront windows back to sash. Yes, once warped they’re impossible to open unless you spend 30 minutes on the Lat machine at the gym, but that’s part of their charm. Then we can remove decking from the front of hotels and pubs. Sorry; but a fallendown fence is no replacement for a garden. Once we’ve removed roller shutters from the front of shops (are we Hackney? No) then we can move onto bigger projects. Get the alleyways parallel to Portland Road looking as good as Portland Road. Or better still, looking good. Give the Turkish Baths a scrub. Bulldoze Anston House. And with a heavy heart, we should knock down the West Pier. We don’t need a Blue Peter project mishmash of giant coat-hangers on our coastline any more. There should be no excuse for hoarding; put it in the bin. Just don’t get carried away; no matter how tempted you are, the wholesale eradication of Portslade, Bevendean, Whitehawk and Hollingdean is still ‘excessive’.

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The monthly column from our windswept Brighton gal

Columnists

Zoe Lyons Talking Trash.

A

s a comedian I get asked to take

of advancing years (like unwanted chin hairs

people are anxious to confront others head

part in a lot of events for charity

and achey legs) and the longer you can keep

on because the repercussions are often

and I try to do as many of them

it at bay the better. Having said that, there is

unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant. I

as I possibly can. Particularly in

one human action that I think you are never

myself do a great impression of the quietly

the present financial climate with nine out

too young to become apoplectic with rage

fuming Brit muttering to myself. But we can

of ten charitable organisations reporting a

with and that my friends is litter bugging. Even

tell our kids from day one that it is absolutely

squeeze in fundraising I feel that giving my

typing the words makes my top lip curl like

right to find someone leaving us with their

time for nowt is the least I can do.

that of an aggravated Jack Russell. Those of

day-trip detritus unacceptable . I want to see

It happens to us all at some point. Things that

us who are lucky enough to live in and enjoy

babies ripping out their dummies in disgust

we never paid heed to before because we

Brighton and Hove are all too aware of the

and declaring, “I don’t believe it”, as Victor

were far too busy in our own little worlds

carnage that can be dumped on our doorsteps

would have said.

suddenly begin to prick our awareness, irritate

after a glorious if not all too rare) summer’s

and form perfect pearls of peevishness in our

day.

grumpy little heads.

Seeing the beach covered in rubbish breaks

For example the first time you notice that

my heart. It beggars belief that there are

a bloke riding his bike on the pavement has

people who come to seaside to enjoy a bit

annoyed you and made you mouth the words

of fresh air, splash in the sea, perhaps an ice

“Use the cycle path, blonker!”. The wince you

cream, little BBQ picnic and when they leave

make when teenagers on the bus use their

think to themselves “Well that was nice, but I

phones to play “music” that sounds like two

won’t bother taking my trash home because

drunk squirrels fighting in a bin. The surging

I haven’t got the intelligence to figure out

rush of disapproval you feel aimed at the suit

that by leaving it strewn here I am effectively

who has just made a point of racing ahead

destroying the very thing I have enjoyed all day

of you to the ticket barrier only to have to

because I am a MASSIVE inconsiderate idiot.”

search for his ticket in his briefcase.

The thing about us Brightonians, both those

Basically more stuff starts to get on our

born and breed and adopted is that we are

nerves. Things that you didn’t notice when

very proud of our home town. With a sense

you were young. That is why you rarely see

of pride comes a desire to respect and to

children tutting their disgust in the street or

protect. It’s brilliant that people want to come

composing strongly worded letters to the

here to have fun in the summer but please

local rag.

respect us and our home by binning your crap.

The Victor Meldrew slant on life is symptom

I am all to aware that we live in a time where

You rarely see children tutting their disgust in the street or composing strongly worded letters to the local rag.

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Wild about Pride The team behind Pride has changed again, but the new director and co-ordinator, Paul Kemp, has long been associated with the event, not least in running the legendary Wild Fruit dance tents. Thomas Paton met with Paul to talk about his message, motivations and influence on the extravagant annual festival.

Photo Credits: Chris Jepson www.chrisjepson.com

This isn’t your first time you have been involved with Brighton Pride, what was it that tempted you back to the festival? I’ve been involved with Pride in one way or another since around 1992 when we ran the First dance tent on the Level. Wild Fruit has always been a staunch supporter of what Pride stands for and we’ve always raised funds for Pride through our parties, we’ve always been involved at some level and have watched it grow over the years. The new team see huge potential for Pride to become a multi faceted event that strives to be as inclusive as possible.We have expanded Pride to encompass the arts & film festival and Brighton fringe festival giving more of our community a reason to get involved. We are committed to Pride because we believe in its core values of celebrating LGBT lives and playing a vital part in fundraising for our voluntary sector.

Brighton Pride has come under scrutiny in the past over ticket prices. How would you respond to those who feel it should be free? In an ideal world Pride would be free! In reality there are many reasons why it is now a ticketed event. Brighton Pride is a victim of its own success where the increasing number of visitors means that the authorities stipulate that the event must be fenced and ticketed to keep the event under control and to ensure safety of the huge number of visitors. These things come at considerable 46 46

cost, which is simply not met by donations (which are often sadly lacking). Pride has become a hugely expensive event to stage & with the current economic climate sponsorship is increasingly hard to bring in. Our aim will always be to raise essential funds for our voluntary groups so we think in comparison to other events Brighton Pride shows excellent value for money.

The festival originated as a celebration of the gay community but some see the event as an excuse for drunkenness and debauchery, do you feel it’s your role to reassert Pride’s original message or is it really just about the party? I think it is essential for Pride to constantly reassert its message of equality and its celebration of the LGBT community. Times may have changed here in the UK where we enjoy a measure of equality but elsewhere in the world equality for LGBT people is pretty thin on the ground, we aim to highlight this struggle and celebrate those who are fighting for rights we can so easily take for granted. Although Brighton Pride is a feel good event, in amongst the glitter and entertainment our message is clear and it is at the very core of what we do. There are many things about Brighton the city and our Pride celebration that are utterly unique just like our diverse LGBT community and we have a chance to showcase that in an event that is recognised both nationally and internationally.


Paloma Faith

This years Brighton Pride will see performances from MKS (The original Sugababes) Alison Moyet, Paloma Faith and Ms Dynamite. Did set out to secure a raft of female headliners from the offset or has it occurred naturally? The line up has evolved quite naturally. Some of the most popular artists happen to be female and this has shown itself quite by chance in our headlining acts. We asked people such as George Michael but he is of course indisposed at present and simply couldn’t make the event, for others it was a question of timing and their busy schedules. There are plenty of male artists taking to the main stage such as boyband The Mend as well as another popular boyband Class A, plus many others. On the day visitors will find that there is a good balance of genders on the main stage.

Ms Dynamite

The theme of this years Pride is Gay Icons, who in your opinion has had the most formative effect on the gay community, past or present? Without doubt I would suggest Harvey Milk, his direct actions changed the way many people view LGBT people, his influence lives on to this day.

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VIP tent

This year you have opted to use an E-ticket system, is this a reaction to crowd feedback or is this part of an overdue modernisation of the event? It’s a bit of both. We are committed to listening to the feedback and concerns of the community and visitors to Pride. We want everyone to enjoy Pride as fully as possible and that means reducing the time anyone has to spend in a queue. An event the size of Brighton Pride demands a fully modernised ticket system as part of improving the event as a whole. It is also essential for openness and transparency when it comes to ticket sales enabling full scrutiny, which is something we are absolutely committed to!

community is large and diverse and we want as many as possible to feel included, welcomed and represented. The main Pride event takes place on Saturday 3rd August with the parade followed by the party at Preston Park. There are many other events in July and August including an LGBT film festival. www.brighton-pride.org

Has your involvement and success with the Wild Fruit club nights dictated your realisation of Brighton Pride? Brighton Pride is a very different event to any Wild Fruit party. The Wild Fruit background will bring a measure of professional marketing & production to the event but Pride is by no means an extended Wild Fruit party, the values are different, the audience is wider and more diverse, the role and function of the event is different and so are its goals. Wild Fruit is essentially a flamboyant party brand while Pride’s roots are firmly within the community. Our aim with Pride is to engage as many LGBT community members as possible and for the event to realise its full potential. To help us achieve that we have added non party events such as arts & film, theatre and lifestyle events for the first time. The new Pride team are all LGBT people who have an understanding of our community from the roots up. We keenly recognise that our 48

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So here it is – The Absolute Guide to the best all inclusive holiday: Saddle up In The Saddle provides riding holidays around the world which offer something ‘unusual’ to the normal all-inclusive holidays. Castellare di Tonda is a beautiful countryside resort and spa set in the heart of Italy’s Tuscan hills, offering something for everyone - magical scenery, world-renowned wine, artistic legacy and the perfect place to explore by foot or horseback.The style of riding is Western, so sitting back and enjoying a relaxed pace through the Chianti valleys at Castellare di Tonda provides anyone who is hungry for culture and adventure with the perfect getaway. The food is exquisite and the famous Chianti wine plentiful – just try not to take too much on board before mounting! The landscapes are varied to provide beginner and inexperienced riders with a sedate pace, or more challenging terrain if they wish to test their equestrian skills. Prices at Castellare di Tonda for a family of 4 (all riding, 7 night stay, dinner, b&b) start from £3,014, excluding flights. Nearest airport Pisa. www.inthesaddle.com/rides/view/143_castellareditonda_tuscany_italy

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Paloma Faith

This years Brighton Pride will see performances from MKS (The original Sugababes) Alison Moyet, Paloma Faith and Ms Dynamite. Did set out to secure a raft of female headliners from the offset or has it occurred naturally? The line up has evolved quite naturally. Some of the most popular artists happen to be female and this has shown itself quite by chance in our headlining acts. We asked people such as George Michael but he is of course indisposed at present and simply couldn’t make the event, for others it was a question of timing and their busy schedules. There are plenty of male artists taking to the main stage such as boyband The Mend as well as another popular boyband Class A, plus many others. On the day visitors will find that there is a good balance of genders on the main stage.

Ms Dynamite

The theme of this years Pride is Gay Icons, who in your opinion has had the most formative effect on the gay community, past or present? Without doubt I would suggest Harvey Milk, his direct actions changed the way many people view LGBT people, his influence lives on to this day.

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Jolly holiday with a mile long sandy beach Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is Antigua’s best loved all inclusive resort and set on one of the finest beaches in Antigua with every room overlooking the mile long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. The resort boasts five restaurants where you can choose from a variety of dining options from Italian classics and authentic Indian to the grilled catch-of-the-day and afternoon tea. As evening descends help yourself to a complimentary Pina Colada at the swim up bar before heading to the casino for a flutter or get involved with the nightly entertainment in the bar. Virgin are currently offering seven nights in Antigua from £2,899 per family of four including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Antigua, accommodation at the 3V+ Jolly Beach Resort & Spa on an all inclusive basis with transfers included. Prices are per person based on two adults and two children travelling and sharing a standard room, and include all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on departures on 02 July 2013. To book: visit www.virginholidays.co.uk call the Late Offer Hotline: 0834 557 3870 or visit one of our 100 stores in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco or Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

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Take my hand and walk with me…. Slow holiday specialist Inntravel host self-guided walking holidays across the Granite Coast of Brittany which are largely all-inclusive with 7 nights’ half board accommodation, 4 picnic lunches, walking maps, luggage transfers between hotels, and Eurostar and regional rail Paris–Paimpol out & Lannion– Paris all included. Follow coastal paths, tracks and quiet country lanes, pass through bustling fishing ports, stone hamlets and past pink granite rocks weathered into weird and wonderful shapes. Though walkers cover up to 15 kms a day (about four hours' walking), the going is easy.Visitors become immersed in the Celtic culture of the region, and savour delicious fish and seafood specialities at the welcoming hotels en route – one of them, the Hotel Aigue Marine has even been awarded a Michelin star. Prices based on one person it is £1,098 per person based on two sharing, so for two people (sharing) it is £2,196. For further information please contact: www.inntravel.co.uk/holidays/walking-holidays/France/Other-Regions/The-Granite-Coast-Of-Brittany

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Traditional French Cuisine Classic and contemporary French dining is what the owner Pascal Madjoudj of Brasserie Pascal is most passionate about.

Pascal changes the menu seasonally to create exciting and sensational new dishes using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients. The exquisite menu caters for all palates ranging from the elegantly simple to the simply elegant. Brasserie Pascal can look after your every need whether It’s a business lunchtime meeting, a family meal, a special occasion, or a romantic dinner for two. Express lunch menu: 1 course £8, 2 course £11.95, 3 courses £15.95. Available all day Monday to Thursday (Friday to Saturday til 6pm) The best Sunday roasts cooked by Pascal Madjoudj for £13. Also available for private parties, wedding receptions, civil partnerships and any other special occasion. This beautiful French restaurant has the perfect ambience that you will fall in love with! Book now to experience the best French cuisine you may ever encounter.

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Gourmet treats at Glynde

The Glynde Food & English Wine Festival July 13th & 14th

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he 7th Glynde Food & English Wine Festival set in the beautiful grounds of Glynde Place, East Sussex, will be a weekend of inspiring chefs, hand – picked food and English wine producers, free entertainment, demonstrations and plenty of fun!

Viscount Hampden, Festival Founder, highlights the marvellous showcase that the Festival offers its visitors: ‘I’m delighted that our event attracts some of the finest English winemakers and that we are also hosting a selection of wonderful artisan food producers, exciting chefs and some really hands on experiences at the Festival this year’.

count Hampden for drinks and canapés in the Marble Hall before moving up the Grand Staircase for dinner. It’s a chance to try some stunning food and enjoy the striking surroundings of Glynde Place into the evening. Tickets are £95 per person (strictly limited availability) to include English fizz and canapés on arrival followed by a three course feast and English wines to match. Our new website is now LIVE, and tickets for the festival are now on sale: www.glyndefoodfestival.co.uk

Over the weekend, visitors can explore English wine through tastings and tutored sessions with Channel 4’s wine expert, Ewan Lacey and Master of Wine Stephen Skelton plus new for this year, Ewan will be hosting a beer vs. wine session with local brewery Dark Star. They’ll also be able to pick up tips from producers in the How To……Tent, and join cooking masterclasses with expert tuition from our chefs including John Torode and Peter Bayless in association with Ashdown Manna Cookery School. The children’s’ area this year will be a really hands on experience curated by the Friends of Firle PTA. Children will be able to do craft activities, cookery classes and get to know some of the local farm animals. Plus, parents will be able to book their children in for fully supervised sessions to allow them to go off into the festival and enjoy a glass of English fizz or partake in one of the tastings or masterclasses. This year the Chef Demo Stage, which is free to all visitors, offers a wealth of talent including John Torode, Valentine Warner, Dhruv Baker, Lisa Faulkner and local chef, Matt Gillan (South Lodge Hotel). We’ve also got baking covered this year, with 2012 Great British Bake Off Winner John Whaite taking to the stage on Sunday. Following on from last year’s huge success, the Summer Feast also makes a welcome return. An exclusive party hosted by John Torode, Dhruv Baker, John Whaite and Lisa Faulkner, it will be held in the Gallery of Glynde Place, never before used for such events. Guests will be welcomed by Vis55 47


Tuck in to the very best of Brighton and Sussex this September Nick Mosley reveals some of the exciting new food events that will be joining the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Autumn Harvest’ line-up

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righton is blessed with not one but two food festivals run by local people to champion our city and surrounding county – Spring Harvest at Easter and Autumn Harvest in September. As festival director I have the pleasure of working across the year with local producers, growers and restaurants to develop and promote these events, and I’m particularly excited about some of the new additions we’ve got this year. Firstly, our ever popular Sussex Gourmet Bus Tour returns with two outings. Our first is just before the festival properly starts, on Saturday 24 August, where we’ll be heading out to visit two award-winning local vineyards – Wiston and Ridgeview – for exclusive tours and tastings including a picnic lunch amongst the vines supplied by supperclub favourite Cantina, and finishing with a Champagne cocktail masterclass at Drakes of Brighton on Marine Parade.The second bus tour is on Saturday 14 September and will see us visit two local food producers, lunch at a Sussex pub, followed by a vineyard and a brewery visit.Tickets for these two events are already available so check out the festival website if you’d like to join us on a fabulous day out.

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This year we’re also teaming up with a number of other organisations in the city including the Regency Town House and Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) with whom we’re running a Regency food tour afternoon and also a Regency cheese and wine tasting.We’re also partnering with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environmental Health team and the Hilton Brighton Metropole to host the finals of the citywide Curry Restaurant Awards; and we’re really excited to be co-hosting the opening night of this year’s City Reads with a huge themed food and literary event based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld book ‘Guards! Guards!’. Both weekends of the festival will see epic food events that are free access for everyone to enjoy. The Big Sussex Market takes over New Road and Jubilee Square on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September with around 80 stalls selling locally produced food and drink. Our close weekend on Hove Lawns is going to be massive with the Sussex & The World Market, Children’s Food Festival sponsored by PHS Wastetech, the Live Food Show and a host of other events including the Wobblegate Wobblympics, Rockinghorse Bite Off produce awards and the Grand Final of

the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival Awards 2013 which will see 12 food businesses named as the best in their field by both the public and our panel of expert judges. Of course there’s plenty more in the festival including a Harveys Beer & Foraging Supper at Pelham House, the Moshimo Vegan Maki Challenge, our International Chef Exchange (more on that next month), a two-day Sussex Beer, Cider & Wine Festival, plus the very welcome return of the Champagne & Wine Festival to Hotel du Vin. And our ever-popular ‘punk’ beer and wine tasting events, Make Your Case and Bitter & Twisted. If you can’t wait until September, then make a date to join us for local produce at the Churchill Square Farmers Market every Wednesday and the new Brighton Farmers Market every third Saturday of each month on Old Steine. The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Autumn Harvest’ runs citywide from 5-15 September 2013 • Tickets & complete events at www.brightonfoodfestival.com from 1 July. Photos: Julia Claxton / BHFDF


Three great Brighton & Hove dining experiences to try this month

Indian Summer Serving up authentic Indian cuisine to Brighton for over 12 years, Indian Summer is a firm favourite for currylovers. The beautifully decorated dining room provides an elegant backdrop to the exquisite food, presented as thalis with a number of sides and chutneys. There’s also a carefully considered drinks list with wines and beers that will complement the spicy food. Indian Summer has just added a new Sunday Roast, complete with live entertainment. It’s a spice sensation! 69 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HQ 01273 711 011 • www.indian-summer.org.uk

Interview: Carlo di Napoli, Aguadulce Wagamama A high street favourite for all ages, Wagamama has been feeding the UK with fast, tasty oriental noodle, rice and soup dishes for years. They’ve just had a major menu revamp adding some great new options including beef lettuce wraps, summer rolls, tom yum soup and a host of salad options including a delicious, light Salmon Miso Salad. Perfect for a quick informal lunch or supper with friends, Wagamama also offers take-out so you can eat at home (or on the beach!). 30 Kensington Street (off North Road), Brighton BN1 4AJ • 01273 688 892 www.wagamama.com/restaurants/brighton

We catch up with restaurateur Carlo di Napoli to discover real Spanish food and hospitality in the heart of the city What’s your background in the restaurant trade? As a boy I had a great weekend job delivering Spanish produce to restaurants in London. I used to go into the kitchens and watch the chefs cook and they often invited me to try all the different dishes which was a real perk of the job. Then I went to live in Spain and became a restaurant manager but decided it would be better making money for myself than someone else so I opened a restaurant in the seaside town of Aguadulce in Almeira opposite the beach which I ran with my wife successfully for 10 years. We relocated to Brighton three years ago and we’ve bought an authentic taste of real Spain to the city.

Are family-owned and run restaurants the norm in Spain? Where I come from in the south of Spain, I’d say definitely yes. It’s all about home cooking using the freshest fish, meats, vegetables and herbs. My wife and I have worked together for many years – I tend to do front-of-house whilst she runs the kitchen.

Do you source ingredients locally?

L’Eglise Enjoy traditional French bistro-style cuisine at the ever-popular L’Eglise on Church Road. Now in its 6th year, owners Julia and Jean-Christophe Martin offer lovingly created dishes that change weekly, all using seasonal and locally sourced produce. Jean is particularly proud of his pork, and is definitely having a lot of fun with his new meat smoker! Open for lunch and supper every day, the Sunday lunch is well worth checking out with a sharing roast at £15 per person, and the garden terrace is a great place to relax with a glass of vino or two.

196 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ 01273 220 868 www.legliserestaurant.co.uk

As far as we can, we use local produce – particularly fish – but as we’re a Spanish restaurant we obviously also use some of the best ingredients straight from Spain: olive oil, herbs and paprika, cured meats, olives and amazing anchovies.

“I eat our locally sourced fish dishes the most”

What’s your favourite dish on the menu at the moment? I don’t have a favourite dish – I enjoy everything on our menu but I eat our locally sourced fish dishes the most.

What do you like about living and working in Brighton? It’s been a good home for my young family and I like the liberal atmosphere where everyone mixes and gets on together. I enjoy being part of a community of restaurants and tourism businesses through the food festival and Tourism Alliance. And, of course, I love to try all the other great restaurants in the city and Sussex.

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Few foods arouse more opinions than that revered bivalve, the OYSTER. Hove Tandoori restuarant review by Peter James Few foods arouse more opinions than that revered bivalve, the oyster. Once oysters were simple, peasant food, a cheap protein source in UK monasteries, and beef and oyster pie was a staple of Victorian pubs. Today the oyster enjoys exalted status, exotic in the extreme, and regarded by many as an aphrodisiac – one of the oyster myths. You either love oysters or hate them – or they hate you! Personally I love them, both raw and cooked. The best raw I’ve ever eaten were Bluffs, which I ate in Queenstown, New Zealand – sweet, utter bliss! As for the best cooked, that would be a close-run contest between the Oyster Rockefeller at the Oyster Bar at New York’s Grand Central Station – one of my favourite lunch places in the world - the sizzled ones at GW Fins, in New Orleans, or the quite glorious Oysters Kilpatrick which I ate in Brighton’s English’s last Saturday night. The big fear everyone has is the demon of oyster poisoning. The other oyster myth is that if you eat 200 of them in your lifetime, you will eventually get poisoned by one. I lost count decades ago of the number I’ve eaten, but it is many thousand. I’ve been floored by a prawn from an Italian restaurant on the Strand, by grilled chicken on a beach in Koh Samui, and had a narrow escape when everyone but me was severely poisoned by dressed crab at a Brighton dinner party hosted by a man who is now in jail - although not because of the crab…. There I took advice I had once been given. If you think you’ve eaten something off, gulp down red wine. I gulped down three big glasses in succession and I was the only one of twelve around that table to after no after effects – other than a hangover! With raw oysters, I do what all of us should do before we put anything in our mouths – I smell them – which is part of the experience, anyway. We can taste most foods that are off, but it’s not so easy with oysters if you

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slip them straight down. This saved me last December, at one of Toronto’s top restaurants, when one of my six oysters smelled rank. It was so clearly off I told the waiter I could not believe a chef could let an oyster out of his kitchen in that condition. It was replaced swiftly, but with no apology… I have never seen an oyster in an Indian restaurant, although I did eat the best curried seafood ever at the fish restaurant at the Taj Gateway hotel in Bangalore, two years ago. A lot of people have been raving about Hove Tandoori so we went along with Brighton estate agent Graham Rand and his wife Diane. My first impressions were mixed. The décor is brilliant, a totally fresh, modern, feel-good environment. But instantly nixed by a front of house greeter who spent two minutes frowning, without the hint of a smile, at his reservations list, as if searching as hard as he could for a reason not to let us in, did not kick our dining experience there off to a good start. An endless supply of extremely good poppadums and pickles and the fast service of decent Indian beers, and a very acceptable Pino Grigio, went someway towards redeeming this, but the table was too small, and unable to accommodate both pickles and the main courses when they arrived. OK, restaurants have to make as much as they can, and when they have a success on their hands, as Hove Tandoori clearly does, they want to capitalize. But I don’t like to eat in a place where I feel I’m being processed and shortchanged on space.

Helen’s Tandoori chicken was as good as I’ve ever tasted. Tender, moist, cooked to perfection with just the right Tandoori aromas and flavour. A superb dish. We had an assortment of other mains, including a wonderfully richly textured Chicken Goa, and side dishes, which included very good peshwari nan, and a dangerously moreish cheese, garlic and chilli nan, an excellent raitha, and a very light onion bhaji. The one disappointment was my Haydury Curry. I’d asked the waiter to recommend something medium hot from the specials list. What arrived was a virtually tasteless chicken dish in a mush of disintegrating mango – reminding me of something I might have cobbled together, badly, in my student flat days. But that was the only blip. Prices of the starters are £2.95 - £5.30, mains £5.35 - £9.95. Service was – well – efficient, if a tad charmless. I really wish the staff here could display more personality and make dining here more of a joyous experience. I remember eating regularly at the original Ashoka, in King Street, Hammersmith, many years ago, where there was such a fun atmosphere it was like being welcomed back to a continual party. So, lighten up, team Hove Tandoori. You’ve got a success on your hands – so be happy! Someone was shot just along the road shortly after we left. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the target. But, hey, I’m sure there are unforeseen perils yet to come in my days as a restaurant critic…

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LISTINGS Compiled by Dan White Theatre Royal, Brighton

New Road Brighton BN1 1SD

BoxOffice: 08700 606 650 Mon 1st – Sat 6th July The Pitmen Painters Start 14.00, 14.30, 19.00 From £9 Mon 15th – Sat 20th July 9 To 5 The Musical Start Mon 20.00, Thur-Sat 2pm, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, From £12 23rd July – 3rd Aug Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Start times vary. From £14

Brighton Centre, Brighton

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

BoxOffice: 0844 847 1515 New ticket releases Mon 17th – Tue 18th Dec Boyzone Doors 18.30 £35.50 Thu 19th Dec Union J Doors 18.30 £22.50, £27.50 Fri 20th Dec Bootleg Beatles Doors 18.30 £27.50 22nd Jan – 2nd Feb Robin Cousins’ ICE Doors: Times vary £11.25 - £42.50 Fri 14th Mar The Australian Pink Floyd Doors 18.30 £28.50, £38.50

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Latest Music Bar, Brighton 14 - 17 Manchester St Brighton BN2 1TF

Brighton Dome

Church Street Brighton BN1 1UD

www.thelatest.co.uk/musicbar BoxOffice: 01273 687171

www.brightondome.org BoxOffice: 01273 709 709

Wed 3rd July Tango Boot Camp – every Wednesday Doors 20.00pm £3- £8

Fri 5th July First Friday Doors 18.30pm FREE

Thu 4th July Bert Miller & The Animal Folk Doors 20.00pm £4

Sat 6th July Dance World Cup Doors 17.30pm £6, £10, £12, £15

Thu 11th July The Catalyst Club Doors 20.00pm £5

Sat 7th July Sorted? Doors 10.30, 12.30, 14.30,

Fri 12th July Bliss Art’s Indians Summer Gig! Doors 19.30pm £8

Sat 13th July Children’s Storytelling Doors 10.00 FREE

Sun 14th July The Jam Brighton Show Doors 14.30pm £3

Sun 14th July The Hare & The Tortoise Doors 14.00, 16.30 £6, £8

Sun 15th July Mano’s Daughter Doors 20.00pm £4 - £5

Sat 20th July SOURCE New Music Doors 20.00 £4

Thu 16th July Mal Webb Doors 20.00pm £7

Sun 28th July Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast Doors 11.00 £6.50

Thu 18th July Club Criminal Doors 21.00pm £2 - £3

Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug Rockshop Doors 9.30, 19.00 £125

Thu 21st July Studio 9 Orchestra Doors 19.00pm £5

Tue 30th July Circus in a day – Tiny Tops Doors 10.00 £12.50

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Wed 24th July Come Back Harriet Doors 19.30pm £6 Dance World Cup @ The Dome


Concorde, Brighton

Komedia, Brighton

Madeira Drive Brighton BN2 1EN www.concorde2.co.uk BoxOffice: 01273 673311 Fri 5th July Misty In Roots Doors 19.30 £14.50 Over 14s only. Sat 6th July Critical Beatdown Doors 19.30 £14.50 Over 14s only. Thu 11th July Shuggie Otis Doors 19.30 £22.00 Over 14s only. Sat 13th July Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra Doors 18.00 £17.50 Over 14s only. Tue 16th July Local Natives Doors 19.30 £18.00 Over 14s only. Fri 19th July Trapstyle UK x ENK Doors 23.00 £5.00 Over 18s only. Thu 20th July The Wurzels Cider Festival Doors 17.00 £20.00 Over 14s only. Thu 25th July The Sea Level Tour with Ash Grunwald Doors 19.30 £10.00 Over 14s only. Fri 26th July Youth Lagoon Doors 19.00 £12.50 Over 14s only.

The Old Market, Brighton

44 - 47 Gardner St Brighton BN1 1UN www.komedia.co.uk BoxOffice: 0845 293 8480

11A Upper Market Street, Brighton

www.theoldmarket.com BoxOffice: 01273 201801

Tue 2nd - Wed 3rd July Jon Richardson: Work In Progress Start 20.30 £10 Over 18s only.

Tue 2nd July Summer Jazz Night Start 19.45 £7 Sat 6th July Slapdash Galaxy Start 14.00 £7

Sun 7th July Krater Comedy Club Award winning comedy every Thursday - Sunday. £10.00-£13.50 Over 18s only.

Thu 11th July Laughter Market Start 20.00 £4

Wed 10th July Joey Page: Reality is Outside, Paradise Is In Your Brain Start 20.30 £5 Over 18s only.

Joe Bor @ Komedia

Sun 14th July Post-Roast Comedy Previews Start 16.00 £6

Wed 24th July iOpen Spoken Word Start 19.30 FREE

Tue 16th July Henry Paker: Classic Paker Start 19.00 £5 Wed 17th July Joe Bor is Jasper Cromwell Jones Joe plays a hapless climber. Start 19.00 £5 Over 18s only.

Thu 25th July The Drawing Circus Start 19.00 £5

Sat 20th July Stuart Black: Edinburgh Preview Start 19.00 £5 Over 18s only.

Fri 26th July Inspire: Jacob Ross in conversation Start 19.30 £5 Sat 27th July Funny women awards semi-final 2013 Start 20.00 £10

Mon 22nd July Danny Ward: Pressure Point Start 19.00 £5 Over 18s only. Thu 25th July Comic Boom Start 20.00 £5.00 - £12.50 Over 18s only. Jon Richardson @ Komedia

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MUSIC NEWS IDIOTS album release

Cobbfest prom-

After a six year break, The Electric Soft

ises a refreshing

Parade are back with their fourth studio

change from the

album, IDIOTS. Tom and Alex White have

impersonal bustle

reconnected with the producers of their first

of the larger

album, Holes In The Wall, and the result is a

festival.

lean, 40-minute LP that is heavy on melody.

Tickets are

The Brightonian brothers officially released

available online

the album on June 17th, following their first

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single release, Brother You Must Walk Your

Cobbfest, for the

Path Alone.

initial price of

The Wanted

£15. The second Cobbfest Returns

batches are sell-

Returning after a successful debut year,

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Cobbfest is back in East Sussex on August

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17th for over 12 straight hours of quality

tively. For more

electric music. With the option to camp over

information, visit

30 new artists in the first year.

night, the festival boasts an impressive line-up

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If you are an artist and want to be considered

of up and coming talent from around the

by CMP Artist Record Label, then check out

country.

New Brighton label

Brightonians, The Physics House Band,

CMP Artists is a launch pad for new talent

headline the event, while Pale Sea’s, The Black

and some ignored older talent. The label

SD2 Line-up announced

Tambourines, Early Ghost, Degree Of Arc,

is Brighton based with its own studio in

Stanmer Park plays host to the SD2 festival

Swallowed by Seas and Pororoca make up

Eastbourne. The label has already signed up its

this September and excitement is building

just a sample of the unique live bands that

first three artists.

following the release of the festival’s line-up.

will feature at Cobbfest. With a guarantee of

CMP Artists, set up by Phil Davies and Tom

Ever growing, evolving and adapting to music

only the highest quality music from each act,

Askaroff, intend to sign and showcase about

trends, SD2 is bringing some of the UK’s big-

www.cmpartists.co.uk .

gest pop acts to Brighton this autumn. Chart-smashing boy band, The Wanted, headline the festival along with pop princesses The Saturdays and local superstar Connor Maynard. Other artists that will feature at the 11-hour event include Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre and Krafty Kuts.

2 // 3 // 4 Line-up announced Twenty-two bands over two days will pass through the Green Door Store when they host the 2 // 3 // 4 Festival from August 3rd - 4th. The event will be free to enter and will showcase a host of local bands that have supported the venue over the past two years. While the headliners are yet to be announced the current line-up includes Dog In The Snow, Faux Flux, Kill Moon, Written In Waters and Keel Her. The Saturdays

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GIG GUIDE Mission of Burma – Mon 1 Jul @ The Haunt Kokopelli – Tue 2 Jul @ Prince Albert Thought Forms – Wed 3 Jul @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Bert Miller and the Animal Fork – Thur 4 Jul @ Latest Music Bar Misty In Roots – Fri 5 Jul @ Concorde 2

Dark Dark Dark – Tue 23 Jul @ Blind Tiger Come Back Harriet – Wed 24 Jul @ The Latest Music Bar Speakeasy – Fri 26 Jul @ Proud Cabaret Brighton Tom Russell – Sat 27 Jul @ The Palmeira Heights – Sun 28 Jul @ Audio Band of Skulls – Fri 2 Aug @ The Old Market

Pride. Line up includes Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Sat 3 Aug @ Preston Park Formed in 2011, the group consists of the three founding members of the Sugababes, Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan. Produced by Dev Hynes, the group are set to release their debut single at the end of June. Generationals – Sun 4 Aug @ The Hope Monster Magnet – Mon 5 Aug @ Concorde 2 T.Williams Phil Lee – Thur 8 Aug @ Prince Albert Scouting for Girls – Fri 9 Aug @ Brighton Racecourse T.Williams – Sat 6 Jul @ Audio After nearly a decade in the business of electronic music, Cult of Luna – Mon 12 Aug @ Concorde 2 Tesfa Williams is now at the forefront of a new sounds that incorporates the sentiments of deep house, grime, UK funky Black Uhuru – Tue 13 Aug @ Concorde 2 and dubstep all at once whilst keeping a feel totally unique Founded in the late 70s, Black Uhuru is one of the most to itself. popular reggae acts ever and were widely know for their enigmatic shows. Their success was largely due to a more Advance Base – Mon 8 Jul @ The Hope accessible sound than most reggae acts thanks to a fantastic Mikky Ekko – Tue 9 Jul @ The Green Door Store rhythm section made up off drum and bass twins Sly Dunbar Dave Evans – Wed 10 Jul @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar and Robbie Shakespeare. MS MR – Thur 11 Jul @ The Haunt Amanda Palmer – Sat 13 Jul @ Concorde 2 Emma Stevens – Wed 14 Aug @ The Font Blood Red Throne – Sun 14 Jul @ The Green Door Store Peacocks – Thur 15 Aug @ Prince Albert Fight Like Apea – Mon 15 Jul @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Leeroy Stagger – Tue 16 Jul @ Prince Albert Hilary Scott – Wed 17 Jul @ The Ranelagh Tunabunny – Thur 18 Jul @ The Hope

Levellers – Fri 19 Jul @ St Bartholomew’s Church Brighton’s most successful band of all time celebrate their 25th anniversary with an exclusive hometown show at St Bartholomew’s Church. The folk-rockers are legends of the industry, selling more platinum, gold and silver albums in the 1990s than any other act. The Wurzels – Sat 20 Jul @ Concorde 2 Martin Simpson – Mon 22 Jul @ The Greys

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Absolute Art By Jamie McCartney

Featured Artist - The beastly Sara Abbott Apart from being a genuinely lovely person with a great affinity for animals, Sara is also a very fine artist. Her commissioned dog portraits make a lot of people happy (I know, I have one). In fact I have three Sara Abbotts and I’m eyeing up a fourth – she also paints a lot of other interesting stuff and the odd people portrait too… Even if you’ve only been in Brighton for a short while you will have come across one of Sara’s paintings. A prolific, self-taught artist with a flare for all things animal, her work is unmistakable. Combining a photo-real representation, mixed with a funky solid field of colour or out of focus background, she really has a knack for getting under the fur and touching the soul. I smile whenever I pass her portrait of my Deefer Dog. Sara has painted some other special dogs in her time including Dickin medal winner Theo, Obi the brave MET dog and most recently Haatchi the tri-pawed Anatolian who won this year’s Friends for Life award at Cruft’s. You may have seen them on Russell Howard’s TV show recently.

Sara Abbott in her studio. © MBuchananPhoto

I caught up with Sara at her unapologetically artistic flat that she shares with at least one dog, possibly a cat, a rabbit, a snake and a flock of canaries. Fabulous! Besides a constant demand in Brighton for her animal portraits, she now has a pop-up studio at Harrods. Sara also finds time to raise thousands of pounds for dogs in need and campaigns for better conditions and awareness of responsible animal ownership. Her current fundraising is in support of Pup Aid (organised by Brighton based TV vet, Marc Abraham) that is working toward ending cruel puppy farming. With each commission Sara will donate £100 of her fee. So now is a great time to get that portrait of your pooch or buy one as a gift for the animal lover in your life. Sara is also organising the “Down to the Bone” exhibition at ONCA in aid of homeless dogs in Portugal (Sept 23-29). www.sara-abbott.com 70

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‘Stirring the Swarm’ by Anna Colette Hunt for ONCA’s ‘Making Tracks’ show

Gallery Spy - They must be ONCAs! You have to hand it to Laura Coleman. If she’d said to me a year ago she was going to open a Brighton gallery, on a shoestring budget, to integrate art with environmental conservation and raise money for charities, I’d have said she was bonkers. Brighton (for reasons unknown but hotly debated amongst the local artyfarts) is a bitch of a place Laura to run a gallery. They’re a tough crowd. Coleman They’ve seen it all before. They drink your booze and then… oops, they forget to spend any money. I know; I used to run an art gallery here. Curating a show is like herding cats. Hats off to anyone foolhardy enough to try. Hats off to Laura and her team for trying and succeeding so brilliantly. Laura studied art history and then went abroad to work on conservation projects. She has combined these loves in ONCA (One Network for Conservation in the Arts). ‘Onca’ also means Jaguar in Portuguese (the cat not the car). Each exhibition is linked to conservation projects. Do visit the gallery for the upcoming show ‘Making Tracks’ (5 July to 15 Sept) raising money for Sussex Wildlife Trust Youth Rangers. Over 35 artists, writers, performers, scientists and educators come together in a project to highlight the importance of local animal pathways for Britain’s wildlife with a huge programme of events, performances and competitions. Professor of Art and Environment at Falmouth University Dr Daro Montag and UK-based artist Martin Prothero will both showcase their unusually hands-off pieces that allow animals

themselves to author the work. Prothero’s “Carbon Light Life” is made using panes of glass meticulously coated with carbon and laid out overnight in wild spaces. Fascinating stuff. I think it is exactly the bonkersness of the ONCA idea that makes the gallery work and why it is so popular. We love a cause. But Brightonians are a canny lot and they know when they are sold a pup. But what if you are sold a picture instead that is beautiful, supports a local artist and actually helps a pup? Now our soft side comes out, we dust the cobwebs off our cash and put our money where our youth is. So cue the subsequent exhibition “Down to the Bone” curated by Sara Abbott in aid of homeless dogs in Portugal (Sept 23-29). Laura, by total coincidence has a Portuguese rescue dog who skittishly eyed me with suspicion during our interview. Aw, I like her even more! Laura is determined to keep ONCA as a sustainable art space for Brighton, featuring local artists and delivering great shows with a strong ethical purpose.We have the highest concentration of artists in the UK outside of Hackney but almost nowhere locally willing to show their work. Well now there is ONCA who supports local artists, our local economy and projects as far reaching as Cyprus and Greenland. It’s a win, win, win for all. If you only purchase one artwork this year, don’t buy it from me, buy it from ONCA. ONCA can be found at 14 St George’s Place, near the bottom of Trafalgar Street and right opposite St Peter’s Church. To find out about past and future shows, hire the gallery for events or make a donation visit their website.

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Sculpture Vulture It’s called Tay The foundry pouring Romany Mark Bruce’s ‘Tay’ ‘Tay’ by Romany Mark Bruce

So you know that twisty, soaring, double torso, bronze sculpture thing at the top of New Steine Gardens? (For any touristy types reading this, it’s pronounced ‘STEEN’. If I hear one more ‘STINE’ what I’ll do next will make the hair on your passport stand up…). You may have passed it on your way up St James’s Street to get a tattoo or a pint of Delirium Tremens or a yak milk latte or something else that is sooooo Kemptown. Well like most public art you probably haven’t given it the dues it deserves because you’re busy. Indulge me, unbusy for just a mo and hear this… Also known as the Brighton and Hove AIDS Memorial (if you’re not into the whole brevity thing) ‘Tay’ by Romany Mark Bruce is a beautiful piece of public art in a lovely setting with a valuable purpose and something of a dramatic back story… Any artwork is a journey. Sculptures are necessarily longer than most journeys and public sculptures are the longest of all. It’s a wonder any actually come to fruition. Romany’s journey to create ‘Tay’ began in 2005 when an AIDS memorial for Brighton was first mooted. By April 2007 his proposal had been shortlisted and a miniature version (known as a maquette) was underway. By September that year Romany discovered he had won but it would still be more than two years to completion. I met Romany about this time and as a fellow sculptor I felt the highs and lows of the rollercoaster he went on to make the sculpture happen. To be honest it was mostly just lows. After completing the full size sculpt, under the weight of half a ton of clay the steel armature inside collapsed, destroying the piece completely. Romany duly sculpted it all again. By now, however, winter had arrived, the temperature in the barn fell, the clay froze and the surface began to slough off. These are the trials of the artist. As a wise sculpture once said to me, “an artwork is a series of fuckups you go through to arrive at the finished result”.

Anyway Romany soldiered on and by January 2009 it was ready for technicians from the bronze foundry to come and take a rubber mould from his clay sculpt. By April they had produced a wax copy from this mould and Romany was up at the foundry sculpting on the final touches. It was then cut into three pieces, encased in ceramic slurry and packed in sand in huge steel boxes. The wax was melted out and molten bronze poured into the void left behind. This is known as ‘the lost wax process’, the classic bronze casting technique. A huge crucible of molten bronze is winched over the mould and tilted, spilling the glistening, glowing liquid out amidst sparks and smoke and the sound of machinery. It’s loud, fiery, smelly and a whole lot of fun. After cooling and chipping out of the ceramic mould the three sections were then welded together and the seam lines cleaned up.The scars from sprues and pour holes were chased and made good. A subtly coloured patina was then applied with a blow torch and various chemicals and acids. Then, at last, it was ready. Meanwhile the plinth and plaque were being created and the whole assembly came together for its grand unveiling in October 2009. Hey presto! Brighton had another public artwork. Of course not everyone was happy about all this. As with all public endeavours you just can’t please all the people all the time. “Ooh, gossip!! Fantastic!! We love a bit of that,” I hear you say. Well, just a smidgen then. There was quite a lot of bitching in the private parts of Kemptown. As is generally the case, it was all a load of Jackson Pollocks. Some people felt the money should have gone to AIDS charities instead of lining an artist’s pocket. So just for the record, Romany in fact included no fee in his proposal. All monies raised went to creating as grand and beautiful a piece as possible. It was privately raised, in the community, specifically to create this artwork. As an artist with my own sociopolitical bent I’m all in favour of artworks that actually mean or do something.This one not only honours AIDS and HIV sufferers but also continues to promote awareness and stem complacency about the disease. No harm in that eh? Tay was the name of a close friend of Romany’s who died of AIDS. This sculpture honours him and is also a testament to the skill and tenacity of this much-loved Brighton artist. A plaque on the south side of the plinth will soon be mirrored by one on the St James’s Street side. More people can thus discover what the piece is all about, which is great news for my one-man campaign for public art labels. More information about Romany and his art can be found at:

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The Big Screen is Back Bill Murray on the return of cinema by the sea

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o July is here and with it comes the launch of Brighton’s Big Screen 2013 Last year was big, this year it’s massive. We will bringing you the latest blockbuster movies along with some all-time

classics that i defy anyone not to enjoy! It’s free to anyone who wants to sit and enjoy some movie gold on Brighton’s seafront. This year you can choose to sit in our sumptuous VIP covered grandstand with full

could be better?.. Maybe Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button winning the Belgian Grand Prix on our closing weekend in August. So come down. Catch new movies like Oblivion with Tom Cruise or the new Stone Roses movie courtesy of our partner “Dukes on the Beach” come and see exclusives such as the first Beach airing of Fat Boy Slim’s “Big Beach 5” filmed at the Amex or Brighton director Ben Wheatley’s new historical chiller “A field in England”

use of the VIP facilities and bars and enjoy free popcorn from as little

It’s all here. It’s all free and its all for you so come down to Brighton’s

as £3 per person.

Big Screen 2013 on the beach in front of the Brighton Wheel from

We learned loads from last year - one thing in particular that people

July 30th this summer. www.brightonsbigscreen.com

will even sit in rain or drizzle to watch good movies or world class sport. Quadrophenia, Brighton Rock, Priscilla Queen of the desert. Classics that reflect the very best in entertainment. We open just before Pride and feature The Life of Pi as an opener shown in glorious FREE ‘D’ As Pride falls within our first weekend we are showing musical faves like Hairspray and action classics like Top Gun. These to be capped off by the recent Oscar winning triumph “Les Miserables” the first Sunday we open we have some live choral performances to compliment our theme. One is a showcase of a new Musical based on Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot called “Remember Remember” and we will also have a musical montage of Brighton Theatre Group’s Les Mis just before we screen the movie. The following weeks will give us classics like Baz Luhrman’s “Moulin Rouge” and his brand new glittering and delicious and star studded retelling of F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece “The Great Gatsby”. As part of our commitment to local filmmakers, this year will launch ‘AMI Showcase’. A series of short films and longer movies shot by local students and residents. This will heavily feature our new partners ‘The National Youth film festival’, the talent submitted so far has been phenomenal! Cricket lovers will not be disappointed this year as we are screening the 3rd 4th and 5th Ashes tests - a cold beer and a hotdog watching England battle it out with the Aussies on our giant 40sq m screen- what 73


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The Future of

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University of Brighton graduates hit the catwalk Review by Iszara Morgan The month of June saw the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Graduate Show exhibit over 500 final year students’ artistic abilities at Grand Parade. The work ranged from fashion design and photography to fine art and 3D design covering the vast creative spectrum. The show brought in an estimated 15,000 visitors. The graduate fashion preview show on 17th May kick started the event, setting the bar high for the other exhibits to follow suit. The show was exclusive to relatives, friends, lecturers and photographers to view before it could be seen by the public. Just shy of 30 designers were showcasing their designs, which were a mixture of menswear, womenswear, footwear and accessories. The catwalk collections saw a variety of contemporary fashion design, themes varying from androgyny to theatrical. Designers included Lucy Lee, Max Robinson, Ben Rice and Jessica Linton to name a few. Lucy Lee’s ‘R E D’ collection was inspired by the interior of gothic architecture with a vibrant red colour symbolising the blood of Christ. Max Robinson’s ‘LOOKS DANGEROUS...YOU GO FIRST’ is a menswear A/W 14 collection that is a mixture of theatrical, humour and animation designed for escapism from the real world. Jessica Linton’s ‘GIRL GOT BIG LEGGY’ designs combined over sized fits with denim to create a playful and youthful style with a mixture 1980’s street culture. It was very inspiring to see the future talent of the fashion world and the catwalk show was a resounding success. It was a very satisfying moment for the designers, seeing their hard work and designs finally spring to life.

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Education

Conference College Brighton College hosted its annual Education Conference welcoming heads of independent schools from across the UK

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ome 300 delegates packed the Great Hall at Brighton College to hear an eminent panel of speakers: the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove; former

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Schools Minister Lord Adonis; former Secretary of State for Education Lord Baker; and Ben Cohen, former England rugby player and the founder of the anti-bullying

foundation, StandUp. In his speech of welcome, Head Master, Richard Cairns, highlighted to delegates the common mission and commitment that united all four speakers, despite the difference in their methods. Each has made it his mission to inspire young people to love learning for its own sake. Each has committed himself in some way to standing up for children and for the right of children to have the best possible start in life. Lord Adonis spoke passionately about his desires to break down the educational ‘Berlin Wall’ between private and state education. He sees support for academies as one means of doing this, believing that the way to pull down social barriers in England is through reforming education — encouraging private schools to become more involved in the state sector by managing, governing and running state school academies, as Brighton College has done in partnership with others with the London Academy of Excellence (LAE).

Michael Gove

“Everything about academies” he said “is in the DNA of the successful private school: independence, excellence, innovation, social mission, and the benefit is not only to the wider community, it is also to the private schools themselves, whose mission is enlarged and whose relative isolation is ended.” Michael Gove used the opportunity of the conference to articulate the philosophy that is underpinning the changes that he seeks to bring about. In essence, this was a talk about expectations in education. In a wide-ranging address he spoke of the value of a knowledge of punctuation and grammar, a consideration of what constitutes good literature, the development of skills of historical analysis, the importance of a new approach to the teaching of computer science and the need for rigour in the specifications of vocational courses. He emphasised that the responsibility of the government was to provide a curricular structure that allowed the best and most aspirational teachers to push their students beyond the limits of what they might have thought possible. Lord Kenneth Baker gave an engaging and compelling talk on how a new array of educational options was needed if the country is to meet current and future skills requirements without importing them. Lord Baker elegantly argued that children should be educated in a broad and common curriculum up to the age of 14, at which point they opt for a specific type of secondary college until they are 18. Given the particular shortage of skilled workers in engineering and IT, University Technical Colleges, especially should be promoted, since these can provide the technical education required far better than both academic and vocational subjects. After lunch Ben Cohen addressed the conference on his anti-bullying foundation “StandUp”, which combats homophobia and bullying in sport and beyond. Ben’s motivation behind his campaign came from both the violent murder of his father in 2000 and many stories of prejudice reported to him by members of his gay fan base. Before lunch Ben had spoken to pupils about both his rugby career and his campaign. He spoke of how the teams he played in devised their own, self-regulated code of conduct. These codes were based on the importance of respecting one another in a very intense and highly competitive environment. 78 78

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