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LIVFilm Reviews Get fit for the summer

Summer Trends The Perfect

LWD

(Little White Dress!)

BIG BOLD & BRIGHT INTERIORS

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Cover Story The Perfect LWD: Little White Dress

More Inside... Interiors: Big Bold & Beautiful

Lee’s Fitness: Get fit for the summer.

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Hello! A very warm welcome to the first edition of South Liverpool magazine. The South end of Liverpool is a culturally diverse and vibrant place to work, eat, drink and live. Our mission is to produce a magazine that will highlight the very best South Liverpool has to offer. With summer fast approaching you will be thinking about getting outdoors and doing all those jobs you’ve been itching to do over the summer months. After the long winter we have endured you will be wanting to give the house a ‘lift’! There are some excellent ideas in our home improvement section. There’s a fitness instructor in South Liverpool who can whip your body into shape. Once you’ve defined those muscles and got your beach body you will want to make the most of it with a spray tan and exhilarating massage. As well as launching the magazine this month we have also launched a supportive website : www.south-liverpool.com. Please check it out and discover what your area has to offer. Enjoy the first issue of South Liverpool, Editor

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SOUTH LIVERPOOL MAGAZINE Digital & Editorial Director: Steve Monks editor@south-liverpool.com Sales & Marketing Director: Penny Leney marketing@south-liverpool.com Head of Design: Grumpy Cat Media design@south-liverpool.com Fashion: Jade Storey Interior Design: Jen Chapman Film & Media: Phil Sheardy


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BIG,BOLD BOLD

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BY JEN CHAPMAN

he sunshine is out which can only mean one thing; summers on its way! Summer is the perfect time to liven up not only yourself but also your house.

This season’s interiors are all about the three B’s; Big, Bold & Bright! Summer is the time to be daring with strong vibrant colours that empower and create an impressionable space. Not only will a change of interior design look fabulous but using such bright colours will make you feel happier and more energetic.

Accessories

The best place to start if you are a little bit apprehensive to try the trend with accessories! Candles, Photo Frames, Pillows & Throws can add that much needed summer vibrancy. Accessories don’t have to cost a fortune, many discount and high street stores now have on trend reasonably priced designs that will last year after year or just for the season. You can also use this trend in all areas of your house.

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Wall Coverings

If you decide to go for bright coloured walls you need to consider the size of the space and if space will be overwhelmed by the colour. If the room is small it might be best not to cover all the walls with vibrant colours. Sometimes a feature wall is the best option; go for the largest clear surface. You can always get a professionals point of view, by either asking interior design shops for their free advice service or you can always email me.

Furniture

When it comes to furniture, products can be expensive especially if they are well designed. Lots of companies for this season have created their own versions of the beautifully designed Eames Chairs. Try changing your dining room chairs with these modern delights. Adding timeless designed furniture to your interiors will allow your purchase to live on through the trends.


‘‘Candles, Photo Frames, Pillows & Throws can add that much needed summer vibrancy’’

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THE PERFECT LWD (Little White Dress)

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BY JADE STOREY

veryone knows that the safe but sexy, go-to dress has always been the LBD (little black dress) but 2013 has seen the rise of this classic style’s biggest rival‌ The Little White Dress.

My personal search for the perfect LWD started when my graduation mortarboard arrived in the post. All I could think of is how ridiculous I will feel wearing this funny looking hat, so I needed a dress to counter-act the comedy element of this memorable day. The dress has to be simple, 14 South Liverpool May - June 2013

elegant and sophisticated, it also must not be a colour that would clash or be a horrible contrast to my black, grey and red gown.

White is the way to go...


There appears to be three main styles when it comes to LWD’s this season; Simple shifts, intricate lace details and structured pieces - and I got my hands on all three… A girl’s got to have choices! The simplicity of this cheap and cheerful shift dress from H&M, teased me with endless accessorising opportunities (and it was a steal at £7!). The contrast in colour and material on the hemline makes this dress multi-seasonal, with the option of donning a pair of tights on cooler days. I am all about intricacy, so this unusual body-con dress from Topshop demanded my attention. The almost bunting-like hem gives this dress a lengthy illusion which The One: Zara £39.99

‘‘Business in the front,party in the back’’

Top: H&M White Dress with black trim £7

Above: Topshop White Dress £47

is welcomed at any formal event, whilst the sectioned off lace, flattering neckline and not-so-bankbreaking £46 price tag made this dress an essential to my wardrobe. Then, I found the one. The perfect graduation/event/must-have dress that I longed for finally surfaced in Zara. I noticed that it combined elements of each dress that I had tried previously; simple enough to accessorise easily, interesting texture and stunning structure but this dress has something else. The high neckline will compliment my graduation gown, the trumpet skirt will accentuate my waist and the most eye-catching element is hidden underneath my gown for the ceremony. Its cut out back will seamlessly take me from daytime through to the evening and give me the extra oomph I wanted for just £39.99! May - June 2013 South Liverpool 15


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ellerive FCJ Catholic college is located in a pleasant area of south Liverpool. We are a non-selective school for girls, with boys admitted to the Sixth Form. Our intake is from over 40 primary schools throughout the city and beyond. Bellerive has three specialisms: Sciences, Applied Learning and Maths & Computing. At Bellerive, we value achievement in its widest sense: academic, personal, social and cultural. The heart of the school is rooted in a strong Catholic tradition and we seek to nurture the spiritual development of each individual pupil. After careful consideration and consultation the college accepted the invitation to become a voluntary academy in June 2012. The freedom to manage all aspects of the school brings us to an exciting period in the school’s long history since it was established in 1844. We are proud of this history and are constantly seeking ways to write new chapters into it by meeting today’s challenges. Improvements to the site are on-going: We have almost completed work on 5 new purpose-built classrooms on the Elmfield site and this follows the opening of a fantastic new Hall in 2012, named ‘Marie

Madeleine Hall’, after the foundress of the FCJ Sisters. We have exciting plans for our own school bus service . From September 2013 the school will be serving Speke (via Aigburth and Garston), Halewood (via Allerton, Woolton and Hunts Cross) and Huyton (via Childwall) with three bespoke bus services. Full details are available on our website or ask at Open Evening. Please visit our website at www. bellerivefcj.org to find out more about the school or follow us on Twitter at @BelleriveFCJ. We look forward to welcoming you.

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here are many, including the great Mark Twain to whom the quote above is attributed, that consider golf to be a good walk spoilt. Getting close to nature and forgetting about work whilst walking at a leisurely pace for roughly four to five hours and covering about four miles. Sounds like an advert for the local rambler’s society. Yet this is exactly what a good 18 hole round of golf can offer, even when the course is adjacent to residential built up areas. It is not strenuous exercise so can be enjoyed by all ages and many play well into their eighties and nineties. Many golf courses rely on pensioners through the week when the courses are quiet, and then cater for the pay and play golfers who are either of school age or work through the week. TE

A good golf shot is something you will never forget. Be it a 300 yard drive, curled 5 iron shot, high pitch or the most dreaded shot in golf - the three foot putt. There is only yourself that can make the shot happen, no team work or divine intervention can help your ball do what you want it to. A well hit golf shot is something that belies any description by a golfer who has just experienced the round or shot of their life. The only way to experience it is to get out and play. Whether you have never played before or need to get back out after a break choose this summer to do it. There are excellent golf courses in South Liverpool offering some very competitive deals. As regards to the quote ‘good walk spolit’ my own philosophy is ‘a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office’. Life is too short but no golf course will ever be too long.

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i, My name is Lee Siemaszko, I’m a Personal Fitness Trainer and Sports Masseur based in South Liverpool. (www.personaltrainingliverpool.co.uk),

I’ve been doing my job for over five years now and have seen many positive body transformations. I am your new “fitness and health guru”, my aim is to help get you active, improve your diet and provide challenges to keep you motivated. Summer feels like it is getting closer and there is no better time to start making a few positive changes to your lifestyle, these will instantly impact your body shape, fitness levels and the way you feel and look. Over the next few months i’ll provide lots of tips and advice to get you off to a good start. If there is any specific issues/topics you would like me to discuss/explain in more detail can you email the editor (editor@ south-liverpool.com). I am also more than happy to answer people’s questions and queries via my Facebook and Twitter (@leesiemaszko).

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he City of Liverpool has been for over a century a popular place for film, and has been well represented and documented. From TV documentaries amateur footage to feature films, Liverpool has been portrayed well with its beautiful architecture and urban landscape. You might recognize such films like Kevin Sampson’s adapted novel Awaydays directed by Pat Holden.51st State, directed by Ronny Yu. Also Scenes from Christopher Nolan’s action film The Dark Night and J. K. Rowling adapted novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, directed by David Yates. All great movies shot here in Liverpool. Liverpool is home to some beautiful architectural and historical buildings that are used often within film and television. Some include St George’s hall, The Albert Dock, Royal Liver Building and The Dock Road. Liverpool is the second most filmed city in the United Kingdom and is home to the UK’s largest independent television production company, Lime Pictures. The Liverpool Film and Media industry brings in huge sums of money for the local area and is promoted by The Liverpool Film Office the Uk Film Council and North West Vision and Media, all of which attract producers from 26 South Liverpool May - June 2013

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Family Fantasy Adventure Kids PG - run time 102 min Released: 22 May 2013 Made by the creators of ICE AGE and RIO. Distributed by : 20th Century Fox Similar to: Ferngully

Epic3D

Starring: Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Beyoncé Knowles as Queen Tara, Colin Farrell as Ronin, Christoph Waltz as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub and many more well known voices.

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“These Films are both filled with adventure for all the family to see” Action adventure Sci-Fi - Run time: 132 min Released: 9th of May 2012 Distributor: Paramount Pictures Similar to: - StarTrek 2009 Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison

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StarTrek

INTO DARKNESS

After a terrible attack on earth the enterprise realize that an overpowering force of evil was working from the inside of their organiza-

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