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Editors Letter Editor’s Letter As we slip into the first month of Autumn, you would hardly notice it considering the dreary summer we had. But while the weather may have let us all down, Lifestyle Monthly promises to lift your spirits with our fabulous season of events to get you into the party mood. This month we have our launch party of Liverpool Fashion Week, to be held on 22 September at Alma de Cuba. It’s a chance for all the models, make up artists, hair stylists, dressers, designers and retailers to come together and meet up ahead of the main event in October. If you have been living under a rock, and not heard, Liverpool Fashion Week is the biggest and the best fashion event for the north west, we have 5 days of catwalk shows and live entertainment. Expect the national media to descend on our wonderful city and embrace everything that is fashionable in Liverpool. It’s the hottest ticket in town - go to: www.liverpoolfashionweek.co.uk for details. September’s edition of Lifestyle magazine brings you an exclusive interview with the talented Craig Charles; poet, actor and DJ at our opening night party of Liverpool Fashion Week in Kingdom next month. We also chat to Tina Malone who is starring in Rita, Sue & Bob Too at St Helen’s Theatre Royal. We are fortunate to go behind the scenes of St Helen’s Rugby League Club and check out their new stadium. And while our magazine is stuffed with our round up of restaurant reviews, we are also looking forward to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival to tantalise our taste buds. Our magazine is growing every month, not only in size but also in readership. We are proud to be exclusively distributing in Lifestyles Fitness centre around the region as well as working with NHS in Sefton to have our magazines in clinics and surgery waiting rooms around the region, together with our usual drop off points. As always keep up to date at www. lifestylemonthly.co.uk There’s so much to celebrate this month so why not do it with Lifestyle? It’s the number one magazine for the region!

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Brookside but is probably best known as Mimi in Shameless. She will be filming the 9th series of Shameless as she prepares to tread the boards at the St Helen’s Theatre Royal.

“How do I prepare for a live performance?”she ponders “Actually because I’ll be filming for TV every day I will just incorporate my stage performance.” She continues“I am a workaholic, I have OCD and I am Bi-polar, everything I do, I do to excess. It’s a good job I don’t take drugs.”

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Tina recently celebrated her first anniversary with her husband, personal trainer, Paul Chase whom she met at a fitness boot camp. Having been fitted with a gastric band, she has lost 7 stone and 4lbs and is on a personal mission to slim down to just 7 stone. She says that the pressures on being thin in show business have not affected her. “I am 5ft 1 and was always overweight. I was always cast as the Roseanne Barr, I have always played fat birds. I have been in Brookside, 12 films, the National Theatre and Shameless. I have been lucky to act alongside the greats such as Ricky Tomlinson and Pete Postlethwaite but it was never about me feeling pressure to be thin. The bottom line is that if you overeat you get fat. There is no other excuse. And being bi polar was a great excuse for me to have my head stuck in the biscuit tin. Now, for the first time in my life, I want to be 7 stones, to be thin in myself and also next year I want a baby, I am having tests for IVF and I would give it all up now if I could have a baby.”

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lackpool is in for a treat this summer as actor and variety entertainer, Reece Lightning, takes to the stage for his debut summer season on The North Pier. Reece is hosting of the variety show Fantasique, which also stars X Factor star Aaron Levi, West End star Sarah Kemp and singer Matt Philips.The show is running alongside The Cannon and Ball Show and An Audience with Derek Acorah until November.

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Reece, who hosted Liverpool Fashion Week last year and hails fromthe North West, says “It’s an absolute blast doing this show, we’re such a great team and all great friends. The show is a firm favourite in Blackpool and is dedicated to fun, variety and family entertainment.”

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Tina know she has been extremely fortunate to be in the enviable position of being offered scripts every week. As we speak she is in talks with ITV about a new project. She says,“I know I am lucky every day, but if there was one role I would love to ply and that ids Lady MacBeth. It isa dream to play her. I also watch films with Suzan Sarandon and think she has been given such sharp, pivotal roles which, my god, I would love to do, it would be amazing. I would also kill to work for Taratino or Scorsesse.Having said that, I am very happy where I am.”

News & Events Tina Malone will be appearing at St Helens Theatre Royal in Rita, Sue & Bob Too from Wednesday October 12-Sunday October 16. For more details visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com

Yorkshire born Reece Lightning, who was named as Doncaster’s Favourite Son, has been entertaining for most of his life, he has appeared in many West End shows. In 2007 he launched “ The Reece Lightning Show” and won high critical acclaim for his this before taking it on the road, before landing a rle in a movie shot in Las Vegas, “ The Diamond” . “ That was one of the best experiences of my entire life” he said, “The Diamond was great fun to make and we shot in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.”

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AIDEN BYRNE Recently Reece took the lead role in the psychological horror film Amnesia where he played a deranged serial killer who mutilated and murdered almost everyone in the film “ Amnesia was mental” said Reece, “ I read the script and thought WOW, it was a no brainer to play Carmaine, he was so dark and terrifying that I just wanted to get my teeth into the role.”

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He is also fronting “ Face The Mic” in association with Help For Hero’s, this is a national talent search show taking place in hotels across the UK, He said, “Face The Mic is very special, It really is mind blowing how much talent is out there, If anyone wants to get involved, search Face The Mic on Facebook because we will be heading to a town near you.”

So what does the future hold for the self-confessed Mr Entertainment? “I’ve got plenty in the pipeline, a guest spot in a new movie called Rough & Ready. With regards to Blackpool, we’re hoping to bring back the legendary Miss Blackpool Show and The Bird Man Competition (where people climb up the pier scaffolding and throw themselves off and try to fly) It’s all good fun, although please don’t try it anywhere else.”

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ctor, poet, writer and DJ CRAIG CHARLES is a very busy man who took time out of his hectic schedule to chat to us about his forthcoming Djing set at Liverpool Fashion week next month.

What are you looking forward to the most about liverpool Fashion Week? I like clothes, I like to look snappy and I like well made clothes so I will be checking out all the new styles on the catwalk. But if I am perfectly honest, the thing I am looking forward to the most is my gig. I am very selfish and I love Djings and playing my music. I love my music, I love the hip vivbe and it goes really well with the fashion element. I can’t wait for people to dance to what I play. Did you think Red Dwarf would ever become the cult status that it has achieved? Never. We thought it was a quaint little BBC comedy that we would do a series or two and then move on. I can’t believe it was 25 years ago! Last week I was at a Red Dwarf Convention and there were 10- and 11 year old kids living Red Dwarf and I was thinking,“You weren’t even born when I was in it.” Clearly the mums and dads have passed on their love of the programme. Tell us about the news series of Red Dwarf. It’s going to relight the fire. We’re filming six half hour episodes, it will be the same costumes and some new ones. Each episode will be a stand alone with their own story rather than a continuation of stories through the series. We’ll be travelling through space having a laugh.

was groundbreaking stuff.And I have to pinch myself when I think I am in Corrie, to be in part of a national institution. I am incredibly lucky, I know that, I love my job and my hobby of Djing, I love everything, my house, my kids and my lovely wife. I am a very lucky man. Do you want your children to follow in your footsteps? I will encourage my children to be whatever they want to be. My son is a brilliant musician, he is 23 and brilliant . He is writing his first album now. My two daughters are very academic… I just want them to be happy. What is it like to be on the set of Coronation Street. Not a day goes by when I am not set and I have to say to myself,“I’m in Corrie.” This is very special and I have made a lot of friend, in particular Simon Gregson is my best mate. Corrie is something I watched as a kid, I never dreamt that I would actually be in it. Do you hang out with the cast? Yes we are all very close and it’s easier to go out as a crowd and get gawped at collectively.Then if someone gets drunk and falls over your snapped together and you help each other out,

What are you working on now? I feel very lucky to be working. I’ve got Corrie, Red Dwarf and I am Djing every weekend. I’m trying to get sacked but no one will let me go. But I appreciate it, I really do. I’ve been working a long time, I started in TV when I was 17 and I’m 47 now. That’s 30 years of being on TV and still going, I am very lucky. Some people don’t last a series. Do you like being recognised on the street? It’s mixed blessings really then it’s nice for people to come up and chat to you but then mobile phone cameras are the bane of my life. I hate it when I am having dinner in a restaurant with my wife and I turn round and people are taking pictures. I hate that. Would you ever star in a reality TV show? Never. I am an actor and I have trained for this. It is another bain of my life when someone goes on a reality TV show and the next minute they have a part in Eastenders or something.You just need to goon TV for five minutes, humiliate yourself and get a series.

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What is your proudest achievement? My three children without a doubt. I am proud of lots of things though, I am proud of the work I do, I like doing the stuff I am doing, I like the programmes I made such as Robot Wars, that

How is our autobiography coming along? Well I have written it but it’s not been published. My agent says I can’t because it is too hardcore and rock the boat. It’s something to put out later when everyone’s dead. What’s the best advice you have been given? My dad said,“Live on your potential before your 30 and live on your achievement afterwards.” It gives you good scope to make mistakes and learn from them. What are your plans for the future? Well I am doing the festival circuit with my music, I am doing a lot on the radio- I love the radio- I am doing a Craig Charles no sleep til breakfast 12 hour gig, then I leave Corrie in a huge storyline, go and film Red Dwarf and come back to Corrie.


What do you spend your money on? I don’t spend my money, my wife does! She buys most of my clothes.To be honest my biggest expense are the kids school fees.They go to a very good school.

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Anything else we should know about? I have written some stories called Scary Fairy for children, it’s nursery rhythms with snot, blood and gore all told by little fairies. I am just getting it illustrated at the moment and in talks with a TV company to get it made into a cartoon series.

CRAIG CHARLES Will be playing at Kingdom Liverpool on Tuesday 18th October, tickets are £10, book at

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Tina was keen to get involved with the stage production. Playing the wife, Michelle, she says, “I am very choosy about the roles I play but I did this for a number of reasons. One is that I have worked with the director on Brookside, so I feel safe and comfortable with her. And the producer is a consummate professional whom I have great respect for. Plus I also get to act with my daughter which is a fabulous opportunity. “Rita, Sue & Bob Too is as prevalent now as it is in the 80s. Back then there was the recession and now we have what I call The Depression. It is very relevant. Just like the classics in social trends like, Rising Damp, RS&B Too has very graphic social issues. It is poignant, sad and unfortunately shows a way of life that is progressing.”

TINA MALONE Talks to editor, Amanda Moss, ahead of her stage appearance at St Helens Theatre Royal where she appears in the stage production of Rita, Sue & Bob Too.

Tina, 48, is an award winning actress who played Mo in Brookside but is probably best known as Mimi in Shameless. She will be filming the 9th series of Shameless as she prepares to tread the boards at the St Helen’s Theatre Royal. “How do I prepare for a live performance?”she ponders “Actually because I’ll be filming for TV every day I will just incorporate my stage performance.” She continues“I am a workaholic, I have OCD and I am Bi-polar, everything I do, I do to excess. It’s a good job I don’t take drugs.” Tina recently celebrated her first anniversary with her husband, personal trainer, Paul Chase whom she met at a fitness boot camp. Having been fitted with a gastric band, she has lost 7 stone and 4lbs and is on a personal mission to slim down to just 7 stone. She says that the pressures on being thin in show business have not affected her. “I am 5ft 1 and was always overweight. I was always cast as the Roseanne Barr, I have always played fat birds. I have been in Brookside, 12 films, the National Theatre and Shameless. I have been lucky to act alongside the greats such as Ricky Tomlinson and Pete Postlethwaite but it was never about me feeling pressure to be thin. The bottom line is that if you overeat you get fat. There is no other excuse. And being bi polar was a great excuse for me to have my head stuck in the biscuit tin. Now, for the first time in my life, I want to be 7 stones, to be thin in myself and also next year I want a baby, I am having tests for IVF and I would give it all up now if I could have a baby.” Tina knows she has been extremely fortunate to be in the enviable position of being offered scripts every week. As we speak she is in talks with ITV about a new project. She says,“I know I am lucky every day, but if there was one role I would love to play and that is Lady MacBeth. It is a dream to play her. I also watch films with Suzan Sarandon and think she has been given such sharp, pivotal roles which, my god, I would love to do, it would be amazing. I would also kill to work for Taratino or Scorsesse.Having said that, I am very happy where I am.”

Tina Malone will be appearing at St Helens Theatre Royal in Rita, Sue & Bob Too from Wednesday October 12-Sunday October 16. For more details visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com

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Send your entries to editor@lifestylemonthly.co.uk with the word GOVERNOR in the subject box, with your full name and address Entrants must be 18 years or over. The closing date is 20 September. The winner will be notified by email and the editor’s decison is final

Liverpool’s Finest Waterfront Restaurant To book, call Matou on:

0151 236 2928 www.matou.co.uk

or register online at www.radiocity.co.uk/matou

Enjoy Autumn on the waterfront on the sunny rooftop terrace of Matou. Matou is the city’s premier pan Asian restaurant, in the best possible riverside location on the top floor of the Pier Head terminal. Overlooking the river, the Pier Head, the new Liverpool Museum and the Three Graces, diners enjoy spectacular views on all sides. Matou provides the ultimate in fine dining, merging dishes from the Far East including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China and includes a tempting selection of signature fusion dishes.


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CELEBRITY CHEF AIDEN BYRNE

said he is “coming home” with the launch of his third restaurant, The British Grill.

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he Kirkby-born chef, who made his name as head chef at the Dorchester Grill, who incidentally at the tender age of 22 was the youngest chef to win the Michelin Star, has teamed up with Macdonald Hotels to launch his latest venture at the newly refurbished Craxton Wood Hotel. by Joy Lewis

I MANAGED TO CATCH UP WITH HIM ON HIS WAY INTO WORK;

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Where did your interest in cooking stem from? I was really fortunate to fall in love with cooking while I was at school and it stuck with me ever since – that was a long time ago now mind! What made you choose Craxton Wood for your latest venture and why a British Grill? Craxton Wood is a bit of a sleeping giant, it was once "the" place to come. And I believe there is no reason why it shouldn't get back there. The reasoning for choosing a British Grill is because the phrase "Grill" appeals to a bigger market and it is the larger market that we are targeting, we think that good food should be available for everyone, all purses. What is it about The British Grill that makes you proud to put your name to it? That ones easy, the restaurant was designed by my lovely wife and I, so the style and the food has really got our stamp on it. The British Grill has all the true classics that customers recognise and feel comfortable with. If our customers feel comfortable and happy, we feel happy, and everyone’s a winner! What’s the atmosphere like at the British Grill? Well, It’s inevitable that a hotel restaurant will have the feeling of being formal. However our job is to break down any feelings of pompousness and welcome people into the hotel/restaurant with open arms and make our customers feel at ease, but at the same time giving them the best service we physically can, making each guest feel the most important in the room. I have been told you use a special grill? Yes, it’s called the Josper Grill, which is basically an indoor BBQ, that needs stoking up with fresh coals all day long. The flavour that it gives the British Beef and the whole stuffed sea bass can not be compared to food that has been cooked conventionally in an oven. What type of food can the diners expect? Of course, like with all of our restaurants, regionality is very important to us, we rely on local customers so it‘s only right that we support local businesses. The choice of foods varies quite a lot, but in a nut shell we are cooking Great British dishes the way they should be cooked, with pride and dignity. You are famous for British Classics made with a twist, where do you get your inspiration from? My style of cooking has evolved from working with some of the best chefs in the country and earning a Michelin Star twice myself in the past (so I would say my back ground is purely fine dinning) but owning The Church Green and The Collingwood I have learned to listen what people actually want to eat, so my love and desire to cook British classics has stemmed from this really. What is it about the British Grill that will make it stand out? Craxton Wood was once a serious family gathering and dining destination and that is something that I am working so hard to re-establish. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel here, we are simply trying to cook the dishes that people want but cook them correctly.


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NEW SEASON, NEW STADIUM

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f you live in the city or consider yourself a Scouser then chances are your chief sporting interest is football. Liverpudlians are, famously, aficionados of the beautiful game and many don’t see past Anfield or Goodison for their action. Yet nearby and sometimes overlooked is a whole world of Rugby League, the most physically demanding contact sport there is. It is played and televised across the globe but the game in England is dominated by teams from towns and cities along the M62 corridor and currently by an axis of three teams from the north west: St Helens, Wigan and Warrington. This year sees Liverpool’s near neighbour St Helens playing home matches at The Halton Stadium, home of Widnes, while a fabulous new ground is constructed in time for the 2012 season. St Helens has a long and glorious history but 2012 is a new beginning for them in a 21st century stadium worthy of a great club. The 18,000 capacity creation – now nearing completion on time and on budget - will provide fans with a brilliant spectator experience as well as becoming a great resource on non-match days for businesses and others to use for events of all shapes and sizes, from parties to conferences in the state-of-the-art surrounds of an iconic new venue. The famous red vee on the team’s white strip will remain, but for the coming season Saints will be boasting a new shirt sponsor in international Wirral brand Typhoo Tea. Despite its deserved reputation for toughness, Rugby League players are better behaved than in many other team sports. The complaints levelled at sometimes unsporting footballers are rarely levelled at the stars of League. Perhaps because of this

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it attracts a higher percentage of family fans than football. The atmosphere at Rugby League matches is often electric. Consider this: the classic fixture, Saints vs Wigan, is the original officially sanctioned Derby. Forget Everton vs Liverpool. In 1780 the 12th Lord Derby gave his name to a brand new horserace in Epsom and a descendant would go on to give the same name to the Rugby League thriller. The current Lord Derby is a keen supporter of the club and often goes to the games. And his family’s historic seat, Knowsley Hall, is involved too, with Knowsley Safari Park a club sponsor. Stadium entertainment has been a mainstay of Rugby League for a long time, some of it appropriated from US sports and some of it appropriated by them: cheerleaders, mascots and pumping music are standard. And teams will often run out in a sea of dry ice. It’s stirring stuff, even for the neutral. And pricing is part of it too: Saints season tickets are now available for 2012 and family season tickets work out at less than £5 per person per game while for juniors it’s less than £2 per game and free for under 5s. Season ticket renewal prices are frozen for 2012 and 2013 and new purchases made before November 30 cost just £200 for adults.

www.saintsrlfc.com


The Saints Are Coming Home

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Private events at Goodison Park

Weddings

For weddings & civil partnerships, Goodison Park is the perfect setting for your love match. Our newly refurbished Dixie Dean Suite can accommodate up to 70 people for your ceremony and we have eight beautiful Function Suites to choose from for your wedding reception. All day inclusive packages available from just ÂŁ1,699. Contact our experienced wedding team to discuss your ideas and we will help create your perfect day. Call us on 0151 530 5250 or email weddings@evertonfc.com

Celebrations & Dinners

Come and celebrate your special birthday, anniversary, christening, sportsmans dinner, awards ceremony or any occasion at Goodison Park. Our award winning Executive Chef can create that special dinner or buffet to suit any budget. Free room hire available and special bar prices too! Contact our events team to discuss your ideas and requirements. Call us on 0151 530 5251 or email events@evertonfc.com

For more information call 0151 530 5250/5251 or email weddings@evertonfc.com/events@evertonfc.com


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The Wirral Kaleidoscope with Ina Schmidt

The busy Wirral is the place to be. A peninsula with a very special touch and feel. Unique and extravagant but still down to earth. In our monthly Kaleidoscope, we introduce you to local businesses and people who are helping to make this area so special.

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN TRICHOLOGICAL PRACTICE Well, you might not know Philip Kingsley but it was actually him who coined the phrase“Bad Hair day”and he is the world's most respected authority on hair and scalp health. Past and present clientele include politicians, royality and celebraties like Audry Hepburn, Sir Laurence Olivier, Renee Zellweger, Lucy Liu and Kate Winslet who he has treated at his London and New York clinics. In 1997 Philip created Philip Kingsley Products and based the range on working with hair textures rather than the prevailing standard of normal, oily or dry. Elasticizer and Swimcap are the range's hero products and his concept is widely accepted as the standard by which the hair care industry approach hair care formulations. Kingsley products are availabe at John Lewis Liverpool and at Skin First in Heswall, call 0151 342 2409. (for nationwide stockist check online www.philipkingsley.com)

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ocated on Pensby Road in Heswall Cetra Studio became quickly known as the address to go for a photo shoot with just the little magic touch we all want to see. Cetra studio has a passion for creative, exciting and innovative images. From fresh, fun lifestyle photography to commercial and fashion photography, Cetra creates the right images. We from Lifestyle Magazine just love the Cetra Paparazzi event service they are offering.

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For any more information call the team on 0151 3427777

A Great British Chef –

finest British cuisine with the “Aiden” twist If you want a very special but slightly different dining experience book in for the new Aiden Byrne Restaurant “British Grill”at Craxton Wood Hotel on the Wirral. The newly refurbished restaurant is just the place for a relaxing yet elegant and contempory lunch or dinner experience. Using the finest of Great British Produce Aiden realised his vision of fine cuisine, elegant ambiance and the idea of “A platter to share”. As our team from Lifestyle Magazine found out during the Press Launch : It's not just a chef .. it's Aiden Byrne. For reservation call The Aiden Byrne British Grill on

0151 347 4016

Celebrating in style …. this was the motto for the girls from Birkenhead High School for their 2011 Leavers Ball. And that’s what they did! The Great Hall of the luxurious Hillbark Hotel & Spa was decorated by EARTH from Heswall, with every guest receiving a goody bag of beauty products. And while the 100 guests enjoyed a champagne reception in the beautiful grounds of the Hillbark Hotel they were entertained by West Kirby-based Magician David Smith. (Pictures taken by Cetra Studio Heswall)

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Lightning Strikes B

lackpool is in for a treat this summer as actor and variety entertainer, Reece Lightning, takes to the stage for his debut summer season on The North Pier. Reece is hosting of the variety show Fantasique, which also stars X Factor star Aaron Levi, West End star Sarah Kemp and singer Matt Philips.The show is running alongside The Cannon and Ball Show and An Audience with Derek Acorah until November.

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Reece, who hosted Liverpool Fashion Week last year and hails fromthe North West, says “It’s an absolute blast doing this show, we’re such a great team and all great friends. The show is a firm favourite in Blackpool and is dedicated to fun, variety and family entertainment.” Yorkshire born Reece Lightning, who was named as Doncaster’s Favourite Son, has been entertaining for most of his life, he has appeared in many West End shows. In 2007 he launched “The Reece Lightning Show” and won high critical acclaim for his this before taking it on the road, before landing a rle in a movie shot in Las Vegas, “The Diamond”. “That was one of the best experiences of my entire life” he said, “The Diamond was great fun to make and we shot in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.” Recently Reece took the lead role in the psychological horror film Amnesia where he played a deranged serial killer who mutilated and murdered almost everyone in the film “Amnesia was mental” said Reece, “I read the script and thought WOW, it was a no brainer to play Carmaine, he was so dark and terrifying that I just wanted to get my teeth into the role.” Reece supports many charities and has helped raise £thousands for many worthy causes including including Help For Hero’s, McMillan Cancer, Autism UK, NSPCC and Childline. He is also fronting “Face The Mic” in association with Help For Hero’s, this is a national talent search show taking place in hotels across the UK, He said, “Face The Mic is very special, It really is mind blowing how much talent is out there, If anyone wants to get involved, search Face The Mic on Facebook because we will be heading to a town near you.”

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So what does the future hold for the self-confessed Mr Entertainment? “I’ve got plenty in the pipeline, a guest spot in a new movie called Rough & Ready. With regards to Blackpool, we’re hoping to bring back the legendary Miss Blackpool Show and The Bird Man Competition (where people climb up the pier scaffolding and throw themselves off and try to fly) It’s all good fun, although please don’t try it anywhere else.”

REECE LIGHTNING WILL BE AT THE MERRIE ENGLAND SHOW BAR ON FRIDAYS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, DOORS OPEN AT 19:00

ENTRY FREE

For more information on Reece Lightning please visit www.spotlight.com/3817-3497-6280 or to book him for any event, contact: Neil Howarth on hat.mgmt@hotmail.co.uk


We love our fizz as much as our flats Treat yourself to a fun day at the races.

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To book call Sonia Whitfield, Raceday Hospitality Executive on

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Abbey Clancey opened Laser Skin Clinic in West Derby recently. This is 1 of 2 clinics opening in Liverpool, the 2nd being in Woolton village this month. Hosted by Radio City's Rick Vaughn, canapes were supplied by the Orchid Garden and cupcakes by Laura's Little Bakery.

Billy Butler and his friends ambushed his wife Leslie with the help of Shiverpool & crew, kidnapped her and whisked her off to dinner recently to celebrate her 50th birthday

Welcome to the

RED CARPET

The Jacques Townhouse opened recently in Liverpool with The Lady of the Townhouse Keisha Buchanan welcoming guests to the pop up destination. The night was an exciting mix of fun and glamour, where VIPs were treated to an array of make-ups, manicures and massages in the Beauty Parlour, as well as personal styling advice in the Wardrobe of Wonders. For more information visit www.facebook.com/jacques

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The annual Linda McCartney Centre Fashion Show, once again held at Liverpool's Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel has raised over £700 for the charity. LIVERPOOL restaurant managers were transformed to high-kicking can-can girls for Bastille Day celebrations at Bistro Pierre, Cavern Quarter and Bistro Jacques in Hardman St,

Bollywood glamour has arrived in Liverpool with the launch of Indian restaurant, East Z East. The new restaurant is situated opposite the Liverpool ECHO Arena and BT Convention centre and will cater for 400 diners. Owner Kabir Rayman said, “Liverpool is the perfect location for our next restaurant as there is always so much going on here and I believe that there is a gap in the market for this particular type of cuisine. “We will bring the very best in Punjabi cooking and service to the waterfront and we are looking forward to making many new friends in Liverpool – in what is a great city.”

Brick Up The Mersey was a sell out recently at The Royal Court. Nicky Alt, Andrew Schofield with Jim MacDonald, Suzanne Collins, Carl Chase, Michael Starke.

IF YOU ARE HAVING AN EVENT, EMAIL YOUR PICS TO editor@lifestylemonthly.co.uk

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ANGELA JAY Reaching out to the heart of the community....... Lifestyle Monthly welcomes Heart FM’s popular breakfast presenter as our regular columnist Cannot believe it is now September (where has the summer gone!)…….At the time of writing this JLS are still holding the crown at the top of the singles chart with their song that I just can’t get out of my head this morning ‘she makes me wanna’ (feat Dev). We actually had the boys on the show last week and managed to get one of their biggest fans from the North West and Wales on, Katie Hodson to ask them some questions, she was absolutely delighted, love her. JLS are busy boys at the mo and are recently confirmed as one of the acts appearing at the welsh capital’s Millennium stadium for the ‘Michael Forever’ tribute concert, you can register now for tickets (its lotto stylie like the Olympics were), online at michaelforevertribute.com on Oct 8th, this will be broadcast around the world in 2d and 3d in what has been described as a ‘unique celebration of the performer’s work to mark the 40th anniversary of his solo career’. Other acts confirmed so far are Christina Aquilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and JLS including members of the Jackson family.

Big month for movies, still a popular choice is Harry Potter, the final is still at the top of the movie charts ….and not suprising, when you have young girls, (my friend’s daughter who has already seen it six times!). I found it pretty dark, but a fantastic climax to what had has undoubtedly been the most successful movie franchise of all time, well done JK Rowling. Saw Horrible bosses at Cineworld last week, very funny if you want a laugh and if you hate your boss you will definitely be able to relate to it! Cowboys and Aliens with Daniel craig and Harrison ford is also a good watch and for the family Cars 2.

As you can tell I love my boy bands, so was very excited to also hear that The Wanted had such a good time in Chester last month that they decided to come back to the north west. They will be in Liverpool in February next year at the echo arena, tickets on sale now. From a boyband to a man band now-Take That. Saw them in Wembley- amazing. Although if I am honest, no need for all the swearing Robbie… lots of kids were watching. It was a bit like the Robbie show, and a bit of take that! Still fantastic night at Wembley, Michael Mcintyre seemed to enjoy it (he was sat only few seats away from me) ….also bumped into Kelly Brook who was showing of her toned stomach in a cropped top and jeans, I am only envious of her flat tummy, couldn’t stop staring! I am still working on mine! I have got a six pack, you have aswell…..according to my PT Emily at Hoole Hall we all do, I guess we just have to find it under the fat, or at least I do! Antigua for me is approaching and I am so looking forward to just lying on a beach doing nothing.

Loving the fact that there will be a toy story 4- yes tom hanks will provide the voice of Cowboy woody again, I cannot wait!

I tried that new Indian Barton Rouge on the canal next to Harkers in Chester the other night which has its very own champagne bar too! It was good and I loved the rose at the end of the meal too! Gutted to hear that Chicken tikka masala is no longer the UK’S favourite curry it has been replaced by the hotter Jalfrezi…………….i wonder if this is due to the large quantities of green chillis which are said to increase your metabolism therefore aiding weight loss! Yes I know curry’s are not the best for our waistline but when you think its got chillies in, it kinda makes it good for us right?!! Same scenario as us ordering a big mac and fries and oh a diet coke to go with that!! 28

Have you heard about this new kitchen gadget which has been invented? It could make you and I a master in the kitchen, (I need all the help I can get!). It’s called the SuperChef and has several pre-programmed functions, its described as the one-pot cooker- your thinking a slow cooker does that I know BUT this is better, apparently you can do a whole roast chicken in this, a pasta dish, steam fish and bake a cake!! The superChef can be programmed up to 24 hours in advance and if you still aren’t ready to tuck in, the gadget automatically switches to ‘keep warm’ mode when the food is ready. Sounds perfect for me.

At the moment I am loving: Loving the sales- got some awesome bargains ready for my holiday including a cream gorge Ted Baker bag!

Loving the idea that this new bra increases a woman’s bust by three cup sizes- its £22 british designed and called the Triple boost bra…right where can I get one?!

Not Loving: Not Loving the fact that us ladies apparently spend over £100,000 on cosmetics over a lifetime …..just think of how many pairs of shoes and bags we could get with that if we didn’t have to spend it on concealer to hide the bags under the eyes! Not loving the fact that this welsh lad is a grandad at the age of 29, I am 30 and I don’t have any kids yet, im not in any rush either but if I don’t hurry along il be old enough to be a great grandmother- now that is super scary! Not loving when in Debehams in the Trafford centre looking to buy Spanx- I pulled out the pair to have a nose only to find out they were an M & S used pair of skanky knickers yes someone had clearly stole a pair and put their old dirty ones back in the box- disgusting…..did I buy them my co-presenter Spence asked- Hell no I went to John Lewis!!


ECHO ARENA

THE LOWDOWN... With Promotions Manager, Emma McHarrie

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ell, August is behind us but I’m hoping that doesn’t mean the end of the sunshine…I’m not ready to put away the summer wardrobe just yet! From 7-11 September the Echo Arena will be welcoming Batman Live – a brand new production that has opened in the UK before heading off to Europe & the States. I was lucky enough to catch a rehearsal show last month and it looks amazing! Walking into the Arena, the audience will be greeted with a 3D Gotham City landscape and sounds that set the scene. Full of colour, thrills & spills, the acrobatics and production are spectacular and the show features all of Batman’s arch nemeses which will certainly be a hit with all Batman fans! The superstar that is Snoop Dogg returns to Liverpool next

Your Horoscopes with Cheshire and Merseyside astrolloger... James Griffiths

month on 6 October – can you believe that his career spans 19 years? With that back catalogue behind him I expect that there will be some stomping favourites to hear, including recent track Sweat which at the last count had sold nearly 500,000 copies in the UK. Support comes from Chipmunk so this promises to be one the top shows of the autumn calendar! On a sporting note, the Echo Arena is hosting the 2011 British Judo World Cup for Men which takes place on 1-2 October – we’re delighted to welcome the event to Liverpool for the first time and it adds real depth to our sporting program of events. With ranking points for Olympic qualification up for grabs the guys will be looking to benefit from the support of a vocal home crowd, so make sure you come down to support! I can’t end without mentioning how pleased we were to welcome to the Echo Arena one of music’s biggest living legends – a big thanks to Dolly Parton for performing in Liverpool!

September top tip - Batman Live, 7-11 September

For details of all events at Echo Arena see

www.echoarena.com

ARIES You cannot do anything wrong so reach for the stars as they are at your fingertips, think about money matters and tomorrow.

LIBRA It seems everything is going well, remember, possessions and property will not feed your soul,relax and think about what you have.

TAURUS Forget about the past and take this time to relax you’re not going anywhere at the moment. Try and be a little more understanding with others.

SCORPIO You like your path straight with an eye on everything, well close your eyes there are some bends ahead but all will work out. Go with it!

GEMINI Say yes to everything as everything is going well; stop worrying about when your luck will run out, it’s not yet.

SAGITTARIUS I think it’s time to sort out where your life is going, get some outside help and guidance make a business / life plan.

CANCER You will have to make do with what you have this month yes it’s the story of your life but you’re a survivor so take each day as it comes.

CAPRICORN Keep all your dreams insight, you can be stubborn but now is a time to stick to your guns with your future schemes.

LEO Time to compromise and learn to regulate your food and drink intake while attending the red carpet events you’re invited too.

AQUARIUS Keep your head out of the cloud and be more realistic with your relationships everyone is not like you. Money is starred.

VIRGO You follow the rules when others don’t, well it pays off this month with doors opening wide to better opportunities that help raise your spirits.

PISCES The last few months have been hard but as long as you have learned your lessons things are about to change, Your words have been heard.

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THE

SNOW BALL Saturday 12th November 2011

at Hillbark Hotel, Frankby, Wirral. From 7.00pm until late Proud to be sponsoring the British Red Cross Enjoy a champagne reception, with a magnificent three course candle light dinner with glittering live entertainment ALL NIGHT!

In Support of:

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Boodles famous Velocity Diamond pavé 18 carat white gold torpedo pendant

- Tickets are on sale now at £65 per person or tables of ten for £650 - To reserve your table to this Event of the Season, please call Alexis on 0151 702 5061 - Luxurious goody bags for all guests courtesy of Keraskin Aesthetics The Red Cross Ball is sponsored by:

A part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SCO37738)


chilled out in ibiza with Charlotte woods

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’m back from Ibiza! I’ve had an amazing time with the girls and I was certainly not ready to come home. It was lovely and hot in the days and the nightlife cant be beaten. We would sunbathe all day and head to the sunset strip most nights at Café Mambo. It’s most famous for having one of the best sunsets in the world and the whole area had a stunning vibe. One of my favourite nights was Amnesia were we saw Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke and Example. It was crazy busy and hot but the music made up for it with one great song after another. We just didn’t want to leave the dance floor. Another favourite night was at Ushuaia. It’s a hotel, which gets a lot of well known acts performing on stage around the gorgeous pool. I would love to stay at this hotel, it’s so beautiful. I absolutely loved the atmosphere here and we managed to get right up close to the front of the stage. We didn’t stop dancing the whole time, everybody was loving it as the sun set. It looked really cool. A day to remember was definitely our Pukka Up boat party. It was soo much fun, it had great music and some amazing views! You can’t beat dancing and drinking on a boat at with a beautiful sunset with your friends. My friends and I got access into the VIP area of a bar called ‘Blue Bar’. It was lovely with swing chairs and free massages. We splurged on Champagne and they treated us to some lovely free smoothie/vodka shots and fruit. It was a really gorgeous bar. I went into Manchester the weekend before Ibiza with a few friends. We ate at a lovely restaurant called ‘Bar on the Alley’. Great décor, service and food. I was feeling adventurous and tried Oysters for the first time. Never, again I don’t think they’re for me. My fajitas were yum though and so was the wine.

We then moved onto some cool bars but I could have stayed in the restaurant all night as there was live music on through into the night which was great. This past week I’ve really been into topping up on my chunky knits ready for the season change. If you still dare to bare then they look really cute at the moment with a nice pair of coloured denim shorts. Check out these great ones from Topshop and Miss Selfridge. They work perfect with the weather now as they are still quite light. The golden Miss Selfridge one hangs beautifully off one shoulder. I also treated myself to some new brogue ankle boots. They are not too wintery which I like but they are still perfect for when the rain starts to hit. I also think they look quite quirky so they were a definite must have. I went into Preston at the weekend and headed to Revolution. I love it there, the music and cocktail pitchers are great.The DJ was playing from favourite holiday tunes so it was like being back in Ibiza, if I closed my eyes! I definitely have the holiday blues at the moment. I think everyone does when they get back to England. I can’t wait to get back to Ibiza next year.

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BUSINESS FOCUS... Liverpool Business is hot this autumn .... I can’t keep up with the volume of enquiries each day from businesses looking for PR services. Our services are not just for the big corporate institutions, we also work with sole traders with expansion plans. Businesses are looking for quality advertisements and creative assistance for more public awareness for its brand. Lets face it, those businesses spending now are those who will have a busy few months ahead. Get your business noticed! I have teamed up with Lifestyle, it's the number one magazine for this region. Together, we can offer some fantastic advertisement solutions for any type of business, any profession and any budget. I have spoken with several businesses opening branch offices in Merseyside. They have chosen Liverpool as its an exciting city, Liverpool has so much on offer, and our city has a very busy social calendar with the Aintree, Chester and Haydock Park races, the Matthew Street festival and Liverpool Fashion Week. And lets not forget the fantastic people that make our city. One business man told me "Liverpool is a great place to be, it has so many options for our visiting corporate clients, and the business district is really booming. Liverpool is the place to be." Hear, hear. I am finding a lot of interest from companies wanting sponsorship and brand awareness. I recommend Liverpool Fashion Week which takes place 18-22 October and it's not too late to have your branding on the night. I have also received interest about the Lifestyle Awards, which take place in February next year in conjunction with myself, Karl Fischer PR, from London businesses. LFW is set to be awesome this year, and this would certainly raise the profile and brand awareness for any business. And if you don't sponsor then I urge you to attend because this really does promise to be one of Liverpool's event highlights this year. If you are in business and are looking to expand your work or raise your profile then contact me. Together Lifestyle and I can make a real difference. karl@karlfiscer.biz @karlfischer_biz www.karlfischer.biz 34 58

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Lifestyle Monthly Cheshire September 2011 issue  

Welcome to the Lifestyle Monthly Cheshire September 2011 issue