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Gig guide




with Britain & Irelands next top model fitness trainers! (Page 44-47)

Shows to watch out for this month (page 40-43)



2013 Highlight

a ladies

KAHUNA watch! (page 75)

JUSTIN IS BACK! ..the man of the moment!




he much-anticipated launch of the Karl Lagerfeld watch collection occurred globally on February 28, 2013. The exclusively distributed collection launched simultaneously in select store and online in North America, Europe and Asia. The launch collection featured limited edition packaging and specially engraved case backs, exclusive to the initial launch. Born from the mind of Karl Lagerfeld, the watch collection boldly represents the designer’s vision translated to modern time pieces. Iconic and edgy, the seven watch platforms are presented in an assortment of colours and sizes, offering the ultimate in

fashion versatility. One of the most unique pieces in the collection is the “Karl Zip,” Lagerfeld’s favourite silhouette. The Zip embodies everything that is Karl Lagerfeld with irreverent design and enduring appeal. The exposed zipper is fully functional and does more than lure the eye—you can wear this runway-ready style as multiple accessories. Karl Lagerfeld said, “You cannot buy time but you can get a beautiful watch to measure time without spending a fortune.” and we definitely agree with him. Grab yourself one..or two of these gems at a Boutique goldsmith shop near you!

Editor’s Letter

EDITOR Mark Dwayne SUB EDITOR Gordy Munro

Howdy fantastic Street Cred readers, I am bursting with excitement even as I’m writing this letter. This issue we have numerous surprises for you, apart from our updated look and layout which I’m sure you will like by the way ,we have enhanced some of the existing sections that you are used to, and have also introduced new sections like ‘eating out’ for your reading pleasure. And speaking of is our utmost pleasure to have the fabulous Justin Timberlake on our cover this issue. This man is making waves in the entertainment world and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you would have either heard his No 1 track ‘Mirrors’ played on the radio or seen his unforgettable debut performance at the Brit Awards. We here at Street Cred are so excited and wanted to give him an epic welcome back...the best way we know how. In addition to the cover story, we have also gathered for you some of the top tips to get that summer body you’ve always wanted to have from two celebrity personal trainers. They have trained ... wait for it...the finalist/ Winners of Britain & Irelands Next top model!.This is an exclusive and you don’t want to miss it!





Don’t forget to enter the competition for a chance to win a ladies KAHUNA wristwatch courtesy of KAHUNA watches. Find out more on page 75. Anyway, that’s it from me..I’ll give you a chance to find out the rest of the surprises yourself, so what are you waiting for? Get reading! Much love,

Mark Dwayne

We are spoiling you, our readers with this edition with so many exciting articles and features.



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CONTRIBUTORS Amanda Bowen South & City College Hereward College


The views expressed in Street Cred magazine are not necessarily the editors opinion so do not try to kill him if you read anything you feel offended by. The magazine is a positive and fun read and is not with the intent to threaten anyone. All images are copyright of their respective rights holders.





•We are listening to.. 7 •Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran rumours 8 •Harry Styles’ damaged goods after shoe affair 8 •Cheryl Coles tattoo 9 •Justin Bieber late on stage 9 •New Girl renewed for third season 9 •Beyonce to headline V Festival 11 •United vs Madrid crumbles at controversy 11 •Take it on the chin Tulisa, things will get better...” •Brit Awards highlights 12-13 •Bastille: band of the moment! 15

•Bring on summer 44-47 •The Zone Dome 48 •Ab-mxr 49

forward 77 •“Over two-thirds would work for nothing to land dream job” 79 •Back on Civvy Street 80



MR & MISS SC (59-61)




FASHION & STYLE (16-32) •Credible Gems 18-19 •H&M Paris debut 21 •Lets hear it for the boys 22-23 •Street Style 24-25 •Mother’s Day gift ideas 27 •Lets hear it for the girls 28-29 •How to look good this spring 31 •Celebrity style icons 32

BIG SCREEN (33-39) •The Oscars 33 •0z the Great and Powerful 35 •End of Watch 36 •The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 37 •Wreck it Ralph 39

GIG GUIDE (40 -43)


SC PARTIES (64-65) MOTOR (67-71) •Vettel to win again? 67 •British contenders willing to thrive.... 67 •Bugatti Veyron 16.4 vs Citroen DS3 Sport 68-69 •Kicks off the season, but where? 71 •Will the favourites pull through? 71

GADGETS (72-75) •Sony officially announces PS4 72 •Photoshop touch 73 •Nokia launches 520 smartphone 73 •Apple announce iPhone 5s & cheap iPhone 75 •Karl Lagerfeld watches launched globally on february 75

CAREER & EDUCATION (76-80) •Would I lie to you?! For a job, probably! 76 •Holt report pushes apprenticeships

•Ne-Yo announces tour 84 •Arcane Roots to play the Slade Rooms 84 •Jesus Christ Superstar reschedule 85 •Deep Purple live 85 •Revokers live at the Slade Rooms 85 •Paralympic star Ade Adepitan to open Naidex international at the nec 85 •One Direction pop-up store coming to Leeds 87 •Peter Pan arena show 87 •Daughter at Wulfrun Hall 87 •Zack Knight dazzles! 88 •Talented Deen Janjua raising fast 88 • Joe Bonamassa set to rock nia 89 •Bass Festival 2013 un-missable! 89 •Tom Mcrae coming to Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 89

TRAVEL (91-98) •Explore ...SOUTH AFRICA 92 •Discover...BERLIN 93 •Enjoy...BRIGHTON 95 •Experience...FLORIDA 96 •Love..TURKEY 97 •Live...TOKYO 98


Wiley featuring Chip – Reload “Drum and Bass and rap that will make you want to move”

Bastille – Laura Palmer “‘This is your racing heart can you feel it?’ Bastille at their best, powerful and emotive”

Everything Everything – Duet “It’s a song with a story. Phenomenal band”

Kodaline – High Hopes “Beautiful song by the new kings of soft rock. Crescendos beautifully to an amazing ending”

The 1975 – Chocolate “It’s creative in regards to the lyrics, outstanding and catchy chorus a must listen!”

Haim – Falling “Incredible single from the Sound of 2013 winners!”

Foals – My Number “Fantastic blend of instruments. An outstanding sound and outstanding single”

Imagine Dragons – Amsterdam “Subdued in its start which breaks into an anthemic chorus you’re sure to love”

Zedd featuring Foxes – Clarity Sub Focus – Tidal Wave Ft. Alpines “Feel good summer track”

“Classic dance track with sublime vocals from the upcoming foxes. Beautiful”



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HARRY STYLES’ DAMAGED GOODS AFTER SHOE AFFAIR P oor young Harry has had his fair share of hits lately and has been knocked down a peg or two by people, most notable Taylor Swift. Now it seems that fans of One Direction are turning their attention to hurting Harry too as he was hit square in the crotch with a shoe during their Glasgow gig at the end of February. After one shoe landed onstage he approached the crowd only to be hit by the second of the pair and


collapsing on the floor. This led to a huge number of Twitter followers using the hashtag #Prayforharrysballs. It’s safe to say Taylor won’t be wanting Harry back even more so now due to the potential damage caused to his “magic wand” as Sharon Osborne so nicely put it at the Brit Awards. The culprit of the incident, a 14 year old girl, has since apologized for the assault to the 19 year old singer who was let back into the concert after Styles requested she was even though the police stated she “could have killed him”.


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feel we should take a moment to feel for Justin Bieber. It must be hard being unable to tell the time. After turning up onstage almost two hours late he was hit with a massive backlash on Twitter from angry fans and parents. Due to it being a Monday night a lot of his young fans were unable to stay due to having

school the next day and even the older ones struggled to stay the duration due to the risk of missing last trains and transport. But it’s okay because it appears he’s a fast learner! On the second London night he was actually onstage 2 minutes EARLY! Amazing what a good telling off from mothers can achieve.


ooey Deschanel’s comedy show New Girl has been renewed for a third season whilst half way through season two. Since its beginnings in 2011 the show has gone from strength to strength and received critical acclaim including Golden Globe and

Emmy nominations for the show and Deschanel. This isn’t the only exciting news for Zooey either as she has also announced that her musical side project “She & Him” have plans to release their third album, entitled Volume Three in May of this year.






veryone knows the high standard of Beyonce and how incredible her fans genuinely are. Her new tour went on sale last month and within minutes of going out to the public they had sold out. The majority of her fans were furious at not being able to get a ticket to see her live but to their amazement it was announced she would be headlining V


Festival this summer. I wonder what fee she asked for to be a part of the festival. Having recollections of her previous UK festival slot at Glastonbury in 2011 I hope she has considerably raised her game or else I don’t think her V Fest slot will be anything too spectacular. We shall wait and see with anticipation!



veryone witnessed the most intense game of Champions League history. The whole tie turned upside down in the 56th minute when Nani went to control a high ball and his right foot slammed into the ribs of former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa. To everyone’s understanding Nani didn’t do anything wrong in his eyes. Full concentration was with the ball therefore he didn’t notice where Alvaro was. Referee Cuneyt Cakir may I point out, was the same referee that sent off John Terry against Barcelona in the Champions League and sending off Nani was just adding

to his collection of sending offs in major competition tie’s. Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand protested to the referee by clapping vigorously and sarcastically into his face claiming he robbed Uniteds chance. Because of the sending off, Real Madrid Scored 2 goals within 2 minutes and Ronaldo scored against his former club knocking them out of the Champions League.


ulisa Contostavlos, aged 24, got the axe from Simon Cowell for X being a judge on the next series of factor. The rumours had been speculating for a while though Simon at first stated she didn’t blow her job but due to revamping the show he felt he


wanted to go back to basics bringing back Sharon Osborne in replacement for the girls Tulisa And Nicole Scherzinger. Tulisa has gained a lot of bad press and negativity about her yet I’m quite fond of her how she’s able to take it all on the chin.



The Brit Awards returned in February for the 33rd edition of its ceremony which took place at the London 02 Arena. Muse kicked off the show with their track Supremacy which was the sound of the 2012 London Olympics and became synonymous with everything great about the United Kingdom. They also showcased why they are classed as one of the greatest live acts of all time with Matt Bellamy’s falsetto and guitar riffing at its usual faultless standard. Hosting the event as last year is the fantastic James Corden who mixes well with the celebrity audience and straight away makes light of the cutting short of Adele’s speech at last year’s show.

hit single Candy with Corden reminding the world that he is a man who has won more Brit Awards than the entire total given out at this ceremony. Another performance came from the young men in One Direction who performed their comic relief single ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’.

Taylor Swift is out to present the first award of the night which goes to Emeli Sande for best British Female beating off the likes of Paloma Faith, Bat for Lashes and Jessie Ware. This was the first of two awards Sande won on the night which included the prestigious Album of the Year One of the surprise double winners accolade for her debut album Our of the night was for the ever humble Version of Events. Others up for the and fantastic Ben Howard who repeated Album of the year award included the feat of Ed Sheeran last year by Mumford and Sons, Plan B, Paloma winning both the Best British Male and Faith as well as the fantastic Alt J Breakthrough Artist award. who followed up their Mercury win for ‘An Awesome Wave’ with this nomination. This time last year the boys were Performers on the night included preparing to perform in America for Robbie Williams who performed his


the very first time and over this past year they have become one of the biggest groups in the entire world. The performance they did was as usual full of high energy and received great support from the crowd although sadly the classic songs suffered at the hands of the boys who single-handedly had millions crying out for them to stop over social networking sites. The version of Teenage Kicks in particularly was dreadful and I cannot urge the group enough to stick to their own songs penned for them and avoiding any more covers even if they are for a good cause such as Comic Relief. One of the surprise double winners of the night was for the ever humble and fantastic Ben


Howard who repeated the feat of Ed Sheeran last year by winning both the Best British Male and Breakthrough Artist award. The young singer from Devon wrote his album in a barn whilst studying journalism and was shocked but elated with his wins and did a stunning acoustic performance of his song ‘Only Love’ just highlighting why he won on the night. For me the standout performance of the night came from the tuxedo wearing Justin Timberlake as he set to reinstate himself in the UK music scene. Performing his latest single Mirrors he oozed style and unleashed a mature style with elements very similar to his early work which were incredibly well received by the 02 audience. It’s great to see Justin back in music and on top form with some fantastic tracks. Mumford & Sons beat the likes of the XX, Alt-J, Muse and One Direction to win the Best British Group award and followed this up later on in the evening with an incredibly powerful rendition of ‘I Will Wait’.

Another performer to be mentioned is Taylor Swift who performed her hit ‘I knew you were trouble’ which was supposedly written about her short lived romance with Harry Styles who was in the audience. No doubt her switch from a white gown to a little black dress mid song was a dig at Styles and clearly showing him what he’s missing out on now they’re no longer together and something Robbie Williams definitely appreciated quickly quipping “It will be my go soon”. On the international chart we saw the Black Keys crowned best group with Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey grabbing the international male and female gongs respectively, for Lana this was the second year in a row she had won the award. All in all it was a fantastic presentation of music and awards and a highlight of British music and all that is great about it. Check out all the performances online.


Trainee Journalist

Ryan Sparrow



My name is Ryan Sparrow and I have just graduated, in Law, at Nottingham Trent University. I am looking for a career within a commercial law firm but, as many are finding these days, it is extremely difficult, due to so many people looking for so few jobs. Law firms usually require staff with a great deal of work experience. This has led me to take on a work experience placement with Street Cred Magazine where I re’s perfectly and create will be selling advertising space, at atmospheric emotive which involves regular contact hit to the senses. The group have been with business clients-some accused of genre hopping of whom are within the legal and trying to appeal to too sector-establishing contacts and experience dealing with other many people with an eclectic mix of genres within people. This position is ideal due the album but I see it as a to it being an entertainment refreshment to the “pop” and lifestyle magazine covering genre (I hear indie kids vomit as I say it) which has music, film, fashion, education, sports, gossip, lifestyle and become sterile in recent months due to corporate much, much more. I know that I will enjoy the work pushing. available and all advertisements Where others become dull Bastille is bring- will be relative to the creative and commercial sectors. ing life back into popular I hope that the placement music. If you get a chance will give me the experience necto catch them live I can’t recommend it enough and essary to establish a career in commercial law gaining necesdefinitely check out the sary experiences as I go on. 15 album.

BASTILLE: BAND OF THE MOMENT! Bastille for a while (and astille are currently


riding high, so high in fact that they were only beaten to the number one spot at the start of March by the might of Justin Timberlake. They have also released their debut album entitled Bad Blood which at the time of writing is still riding high at number one on the iTunes album chart and being greatly received by critics and public alike. Bad Blood is a mix of deep theatrical pop where each song tells a story which has been thought up by the bands creative mind Dan Smith. For those of you who have followed

many of you have) you will recognize songs on Bad Blood from earlier mix tapes and EP’s like Flaws, Icarus and the title track Bad Blood which have

“Where others become dull Bastille is bringing life back into popular music” been beautifully produced to become stalwarts in the track listing. Another fan favourite featured is the haunting Overjoyed. Simplistic piano and a sublime vocal line is broken up with distorted bass line and electronic drums which merge gen-

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KLS-O238L-Kahuna Ladies Pink Strap watch, £29.95

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H&M made their Paris Fashion week debut presenting their Autumn collection for 2013 which will be available in stores worldwide as well as online from September 5th this year. Celebrity guests such as Ashley Olsen, Chloe Moretz and Emma Roberts were presents for the show which happened within the grounds of the Musee Rodin. H&M’s Head of Design states “I loved seeing out Autumn Collection on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. It brought to life the spirit of the clothes, and how you can mix together different styles to create your own personal look.” Margareta van den Bosch, the companies creative advisor continued “It’s such an exciting step for H&M to show key pieces for autumn in Paris. The event

was magical, staged in a chic environment full of atmosphere.” The Autumn Collection is a playful mix of styles that combine dramatic silhouettes with more decorative pieces. Delicacy and a sense of faded grandeur is found in pieces such as an open backed sequin dress or an embellished and fringe shoulder piece whilst knitwear is also key. This first ever Paris Fashion Week showing was styled by George Cortina and allowed H&M to present its collection for the coming autumn season in a whole new light on models such as Cara Delevingne, Isabeli Fontana and Arizona Muse. The venue was decorated like a dream apartment full of the part elegance of 70’s Paris.


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Bottom right AUSTIN REED Grey Shawl Jacket : £269 Grey Trouser : £130 Round Collar Shirt : £69.90 Black/White Tie : £39.90

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Caroline Buckingham, 19, Student Coat: Asos £50 Top: Topshop £24 Boots: topshop £85 Jeans H&M £20 Bag: Topshop £80

Laeticia Mataai, 19, Student Top:- H&M £10 Blazer:- River Island £30 Skirt Debenhams £20 Trainers: - JD £20

Saskia Harper, 20,Student Coat:- TopShop £60 Shirt:- £18 Shorts: H&M £10 Tights: Topshop: £13 Boots Ebay Price unknown

Cindy Vega, 18, Student Coat: Dorothy Perkins £80 Dress: Dorothy Perkins £25 Bag: Mango £60 Boots: Clarks £80 Tights: H&M £6 /Belt: Primark

Stephen Manton,19,Student Jacket: Topshop £10 Jumper: £12 Belt: River Island £15 Jeans: Topshop £35 Dunlop Bag: £25

Gloria Mitumiuru, 18, Student Hat:- Paris (unsure about price) Jacket:- New Look £38 Bag: Zara £40 Shoes: Select £10 Top/T-shirt H&M £10


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The street Cred team went out to scout some fantastic looking individuals and we were not disappointed. Check out our Street Style and where to get similar clothing from!


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Rihanna for River Island

Coats and jackets By owning a small jacket whether it’s leather, denim or a thin parka coat in navy green or camouflage this will automatically secure you ahead in the new season trend and also you’ll be looking stylish whilst still feeling wrapped up warm through the spring weather.

Tops and basic T-shirts Having a variety of tops from cropped ones to basic tee is always good but a great tip is to layer up with vests or wear a nice patterned cardigan just in case to keep you prepared for the coming weather ahead.

Shoes The key thing to remember for this season is High Tops. Anything from Nike Blazers, Converses, Timberlands, Doc Martins; can surely keep you looking right on trend this spring.

Nails Ladies, the smallest of things can make a huge difference so how about trying a new manicure and nail varnish trend to


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Bata Sokoli




treat yourself this Easter. This season focuses on au naturel look to start the New Year. So to complete this why don’t you try a talon shaped nails that are at a medium length coated with pastel colours (rose pink, baby blue, green etc.), shimmering metallic designs, polka dots, customize nail jewellery pieces. Although if you want to keep it basic you can never go wrong by reinventing the classic black nails.

Pop of colour

From a very young age, I’ve had a passion for media. But, it wasn’t until I reached High School when it became clear that this would be the career path I would take. Since the age of 9, I had the urge to make my own films, from start to finish. I’m still trying to figure out which aspect of the genre I want to do and that’s why I am carrying on with media production in college. Given the choice, it will have to be film-making and script writing for me.

You must be thinking pop of colour? Well its new way of starting the year off which would immediately easy you into the transition of summer. Having colourful accessories for example jewellery, hair, jackets, scarves, hand bags will surely brighten up your wardrobe from all the bleak and grey clothing of the winter.

In my spare time I like taking pictures of anything that I find interesting. Right now I’m a student at South & City College and undertaking work experience at Street Cred Magazine which has really opened my eyes to a real work environment.

You can always look stylish with denim shorts but keep it modest by adding black or coloured tights. If you want a different look why not try fashionable patterned leggings that will definitely keep you looking summery.

I’m really enjoying working with a positive magazine like Street Cred and thank everybody there for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime.



STREET CRED Trainee Journalist

Leah Kerin


STAFF PROFILE My name is Leah Elena Kerin. I am 18-years-old and currently studying a BTEC National Diploma in Creative Media Studies at South and City College covering Radio Production, Photography, Journalism, Film, Motion Graphics and Script Writing. Throughout this course I have developed my skills in taking different genres and styles of photography, my three favourites being landscape nature, fashion and travel. Working as a Trainee Journalist at Street Cred Magazine has been beneficial to me as it has given me more knowledge into what it is like to work within the media industry and gaining a wider aspect of writing magazine articles for a specific targeted audience. I like working with the Street Cred because it is local, it’s national and it’s international, tying in with what I want to do in my future.. It’s a friendly working environment. This work placement has started me on a path that I am very excited about and which will shape the start of my future career as a photojournalist. 32



atrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr. otherwise known as the British rapper called Tinie Tempah. From seeing the success of his number 1 singles “Written in the Stars” “Obsession”, “Pass Out”, “Just a Little” and his well-known collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Swedish mafia, Ellie Goulding and Labrinth. Since his style is laidback, smart, quirky yet in season. This reflects his hip hop yet on trend music persona which can be achievable for young males, here’s a shortlist of the key things to keep in mind whilst accomplishing his look. 1) Ray ban eyeglasses 2) Retro sneakers 3) Dark washed denim jeans 4) Basic t-shirts 5) Button down shirts 6) Checked shirts 7) Vests 8) Retro track jackets 9) Slim-lined blazers

Remember guys to keep it by layering it up with different t-shirts i.e. button down checked shirts with retro jackets or blazers



essica Cornish started her first stepping stone to fame when she studied at London’s finest performing arts school commonly known as The Brits located in Croydon, London. This landed her a record deal with gut records owned by guy Holmes and a bonus deal with Sony/ATV music publishing as a professional songwriter. Her first album “who you are” sold millions worldwide and she has scored her awards for writing for such artists as Miley Cyrus, Chris brown etc. Now she’s not only known for her booming vocals and talented song writing but her excessive and outrageous style. This places her as one of the most looked upon in the music industry. Here is a shortlist on achieving her look.

1) Funky tights or leggings 2) Edgy but bold coloured jackets (biker black leather, bold red, gold etc.) 3) Fur trimmed pieces (cardigan, coats, jackets) 4) Animal and leopard print clothing or shoes 5) Cat suits 6) Statement necklaces 7) Platform boots 8) Vintage jeans 9) Red lipstick Remember whilst creating both of their looks, be comfortable in whatever you’re wearing but don’t afraid be to step outside the box and be original; be an inspiration to others.




he Academy Awards the shock of its starring tastic performance in The returned for their director Ben Affleck who Silver Linings Playbook. She 85th ceremony in had been ignored by the took a tumble whilst walking April and once again took Academy in the directing up to accept the award centre stage of all things category which he had won leading to Hugh Jackman great about world cinema. for Argo at practically every rushing to her aid before Hosting this year’s major award ceremony the entire room stood and event was family guy creapreviously. applauded her, leaving her tor Seth McFarlane who Daniel Day Lewis also to quip that they only were received very mixed reviews made history this year by so because she fell. which saw people either becoming the first man to Supporting Actor and loving his performance or have won three Best Actor Actress accolades folhating it completely. lowed suit of almost all the His style mixed his clas- Jennifer Lawrence became previous award ceremonies the second youngest with Anne Hathaway and sic offensive comedy with woman ever to win the Chrisoph Waltz collecting his fantastic singing ability with musical numbers and best actress gong for her respectively. musicals themselves With Affleck not nomifantastic performance becoming a focal point to nated for the Directing role in The Silver Linings the whole show. By the end this was left as a straight Playbook. of the evening there wasn’t fight between Steven Spielreally anyone left that Mcberg and Ang Lee, the latter awards during his career, Farlane hadn’t offended. winning for his film “A Life this third coming for his Test your comedy titular performance of of Pi” which won the most tastes with the hilarious Lincoln this year, something awards on the night with a sock puppet rendition of that emotionally struck him total of four. flight as well as his song during his speech. All in all it was a fantasabout female breasts. The Jennifer Lawrence betic if not a little predictable main winner of the night came the second youngest event which highlighted was Argo who took away woman ever to win the best the best films of the year the best film statuette to actress gong for her fanperfectly.




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Release date – 8th March 2013 Directed by Sam Raimi


alt Disney Studios and Sam Raimi join together to create a new film from the same universe as the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz”, and again inspired from the L. Frank Baum book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Starring James Franco as the Wizard the film is created as a prequel to the original film will be focused predominantly on the wizard’s journey through the tornado

(sound familiar?) from a small time circus magician with little morals into the man we see as the Wizard of Oz in the original film. Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weiss all also star as the witches commonly associated with the Land of Oz with Williams as the good witch of the south, Kunis as the wicked witch of the west and Weiss as the wicked witch of the east. It should be a fantastic feature film and with the stamp of Disney almost guaranteed to be a success. Attracting audiences

from all ages due to the long standing appeal of the story it is based on I look forward to its release and seeing where this prequel takes the audience and how it will link up with the classic original. The film is being produced in the same 3D CGI style of the 2010 Walt Disney adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and they hope to replicate the success that that achieved. It will be released to cinemas in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D as well as standard 2D definition.







he fantastic ‘End of Watch’ is released on DVD this month on the 18th March and will allow audiences to take a massive slice of LA cop action home with them. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as South Los Angeles Police Officers who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unintentionally wrapped up within a gang land drug war the pair find themselves with a contracted hit on their heads by a Latino gang.


‘End of Watch’ is designed to be a gritty real life drama of life on the roads for the cops of Los Angeles and it certainly delivers a realistic impression of the horrors that can occur for these men and women. This is helped by the camera angles and shots, many of which are handheld, which gives the film a strong documentary feel and atmosphere. With high praise from critics and public alike it is definitely one worth buying for your DVD collection. Available from the 18th march with a RRP of around £14.



omedy film giants combine together in this March release where Las Vegas magicians battle it out to be on top of the magical game. With Steve Carell staring in the title role as Burt Wonderstone it tracks his rise back to the top having had his thunder stolen by new and dangerous street magician Steve Gray played by Jim Carrey. Wonderstone travels back to remember where his love of magic came from, watching Rance Holloway on TV, and visits him in his care

home to re-light his magical spark. Holloway is portrayed by Alan Arkin and the film also stars Steve Buscemi as Burt’s old partner who he tries to rebuild a relationship with to tackle Gray as well as Olivia Wilde, one of Burt’s former assistants who now works for his magical nemesis. With so many fantastic actors its sure to be a film to watch out for and will be interesting to see if it can become one of the comedy genre heavyweight successes of 2013.


THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE COMING TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU Release Date–15th March 2013 Directed by Don Scardino




went to see Wreck It Ralph incredibly excited about what was in store for me. The entire premise of the film involving old classic video game characters was a real incentive for me to see it and the trailer enticed me further with Ralph, Sonic, Bowser from Mario and Pac Man ghosts all appearing. Also with many likening it to Toy Story, one of the all-time best cartoons from my youth, I had very high expectations. You can probably sense already by this point in the review that I was a little disappointed in what I saw. Wreck-It Ralph is a good film, very good at times, but I felt it didn’t quite live up to



games badly but if their inclusion is something exciting you then you may be a little disappointed. The story itself is a great tale of a bad guy wanting to be good, meeting people along the way, creating friendWreck-It Ralph is a good film, very ships and is a story capable of being good at times, but I felt it didn’t enjoyed by children and adults alike. It’s one of those stories that has quite live up to the expectations a fantastic beginning and a great placed onto it ending but the middle gets a little lost and diluted to the point you do find yourself a little disinterested at times. the lesser known other characters It is a good film, and definitely worth involved are very strong and carry the film perfectly regardless. a watch for anyone after a decent film to watch, but if you’re expecting a This is probably a good thing because it has no risks of portraying slick Pixar classic, Walt Disney Animathe mascot characters of classic tions just isn’t quite at that stage yet. the expectations placed onto it. For starters all the classic characters I mentioned are in the film for a very short space of time and in some cases merely a token effort but

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Michael Jackson (The Immortal World Tour: Cirque Du Soleil) The NIA – 26th March

Emeli Sande 02 Academy 26th & 27th March After a stand out 2012 including performances at the Olympics opening ceremony Emeli returns on tour performing stand out tracks from her debut album

The fantastic Cirque Du Soleil will bring their incredible fusion of dance, visuals and music to showcase the creativity and Abberline genius of Michael Jackson in Actress & Bishop “The Immortal World Tour”. 28th March Unsigned Birmingham This show is said to capture act Abberline will take a the ‘essence, soul and inspirabreak from recording their tion’ of the King of Pop and new release to showcase completely celebrate his legacy brand new material that is to fans both new and old definitely worth a listen


What’s on?

The Script LG Arena 16th March Back on tour in 2013 expect fan favorites such as ‘Breakeven’ as well as new tracks from their latest album ‘#3’

The Black Crowes 02 Academy 25th March Long time American rockers The Black Crowes will hit Birmingham in March after ending their hiatus last year. Expect big riffs and a lot of rocking.

One Direction LG Arena 22nd & 23rd March One Direction begin another Arena tour in March where they will please their young (and old) fans with their countless hits.

NeYo LG Arena 14th March Ne-Yo will be touring his latest album this month around the UK. His fifth studio album entitled R.E.D features hits such as ‘Let Me Love You’

London Olly Murs London 02 Arena March 29th & 30th Olly Murs continues his outstanding career since X-Factor with arena dates across the UK during March seeing him tackle the London 02 Arena. With work commencing on a third studio album expect new tracks as well as a set from his latest

platinum release ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’. These dates in the UK will be a warm up before he crosses the pond to tackle the US with the help of fellow X-Factor alumni One Direction.

Bastille 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 28th & 29th March Bastille are going from strength to strength in recent months and with a number one album under their belt this tour will no doubt be exceptional

Biffy Clyro The Lumineers London 02 Arena 02 Academy Brixton April 3rd 11th & 12th March With the release of their sixth studio With their smash hit ‘Ho Hey’ bealbum ‘Opposites’ at the start of this coming a worldwide hit last year, The year the Scottish rockers are hitting the Lumineers have gained thousands of arena circuit on a tour of this new album. fans who are selling out their slots.

Jessie Ware 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 13th & 14th With a Mercury nomination behind her Jessie Ware is hitting cities across the UK with support from Laura Mvula.

Harry Hill Hammersmith Apollo 26th March TV funny man Harry Hill is returning to the live comedy circuit for a series of dates across the UK this month.

Lianne La Havas 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 11th & 12th March Lianne la Havas is continuing her rise since her beginning in the Sound of 2012 poll. Her amazing vocal talent is definitely worth seeing live.


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Johnny Marr The Ritz 22nd & 23rd March Ex Smiths guitarist and NME godlike genius Johnny Marr embarks on another solo tour after taking a break from session work and sound-tracking. Hurts Manchester Academy 2 1st April Manchester synthpop duo Hurts return to British venues to tour the release of their second album ‘Exile’ released this month. Expect an array of new material as well as songs from their incredible debut ‘Happiness’ which has sold over a million copies worldwide since its initial release in 2010. With an incredible live act Hurts are definitely one to check out in their hometown return.

Jack Whitehall Manchester Arena 8th March TV favourite Jack Whitehall returns to the live circuit for another tour sure to a hilarious outing for the posh funny man.

Kodaline Manchester Academy 26th March With a Sound of 2013 mention behind them the Irish group set about tackling 2013 with their incredible sound and touching songs.

Al Lewis The Castle Manchester 12th March Taking to the road with his latest album release ‘Battles’, Welsh singer songwriter Al Lewis will be touring the UK this month and into 2013.


Health & Fitness

Philip Brown and Liam Barrett,both aged 27, are professional personal trainers who are the proud founder of The Fit Scene. They have trained dozens of the world’s top models through leading agency Models 1 and the last three winners of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model. Favourite exercise technique: PB- Full body circuit training. LB - Interval training Describe yourself in a word: PB - Positive LB - Inspired How long have you been a personal trainer for and why did you go into it? PB - Five years. I’m a bachelor of art first and got my degree in video production and photography. But unfortunately in the process of doing that, fell out of love with using a camera, and really enjoyed training myself as well as the environment the gym offered. LB - Five years too. I love sport and fitness and love to see people improving their health on a daily basis. That’s my main motivation. What are your top tips for staying fit and getting back in shape in time for summer? PB – First up, cut the crap - most of the time. With this I mean, eat clean




and healthy five days a week, most likely when you’re at work. It’ll be far easier to adopt of routine of preparing food and then when you eat it, because your work already provides it. Secondly, it is important to keep changing. At the minute, I couldn’t find out exactly what I’ve trained over the last week even if I wanted to. I know what I need to do to stay nice and lean, but I change it every time I go to the gym. I’ll usually do interval training on a piece of cardio, a body weight circuit and some upper body weights. LB – Personally I would recommend doing interval training like there’s a horde of zombies running after you! A lot of people know about doing interval training, but what they don’t do is commit. The sprint section of your intervals should be 90% of your all out sprint. (So up in the 16-18kmh) range on a treadmill. This is where progress is made. Do this! And your six-pack will start to show. This form of training is useful when working with models getting ready for a shoot or catwalk. They often require results quickly and this training format is the best way to get them there in a short space of time. Also, don’t forget the classics. No one has ever reinvented or come up with better exercises than the squat for the legs, bench press for the chest and wide grip pull ups for the back... and there’s a very good reason for that, because they do what they should, sculpt and build

those big muscle groups. Train these, but change the tempo (speed of the exercise) as well as weight and repetitions, to really see results. Go lighter and more reps for definition (3 sets of 15-20 reps) or heavier and fewer reps for size (4 sets of 8-12 reps) What would be the safest and easiest way to tone up? PB - If you switched your current diet for a high protein, low carb one and started doing a moderate level of interval training, you start seeing results. Most importantly, just keep doing it, it’s not going to happen overnight, but if you keep going, then on a physics basis, you will see results. With gaining the right figure for summer, what type of diet would you recommend and why? PB - Paleo, Paleo, Paleo!! Whether you’re trying to build muscle or look leaner, this diet will help. The Palaeolithic diet is a book written by Loren Cordain and is based upon and probably better known as the cave man diet. It just means you eat very clean, nothing processed, no diary, no manufactured carbs etc. it just means your body has the fuel it was designed to use and knows exactly what to do with it. More importantly, it means you can wake up and smash into a fillet steak at 7am..... And it will get you abs! We base our nutritional guidance, for all the models we train, around the above principle and have created some fantastic outcomes as

Health & Fitness a result. LB - all of the above. Also get organised. Prepare a progressive plan when you first start so you see steady improvements throughout.


As it is almost summer, everyone wants to get in shape, what’s the right way to go about it, working out from home or going to the gym? PB – 15 minutes. This is more a question of convenience, what are you near or not near, that will mean you can get to the gym, into the outdoors or into the garage and train within 15 minutes. That’s my rule. I can make anywhere work, give me a field with a tree, a garage with a bench and a punch bag, or give me a big fancy gym in the city. You can make any of them work. It’s more how quickly and easy it is to get to them, because if a gym is far away, no matter how good it is, you need extra time to get there, which will detract from your workout time. Meaning less motivation, less results and failure altogether. Find a gym close to work, close to home, or set yourself up with a routine at home you can do........ If in doubt for ideas, YouTube it. LB - Honestly there are no locational limitations to getting fit. Whether training in a house, park, gym there are ways that you could get what you are looking for including cardio, strength, endurance workout etc. You just need to get imaginative and innovative!

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Do you have any tips for staying focused; it is so easy to get sidetracked? LB - Keep a diary beside your bed. Write in it each night what you


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have done well in the day, be it fitness or anything in your life. As well as helping you sleep better, this positive output each night will keep you Focussed and motivated to keep improving for the next day and beyond. Also it’s easy to lose focus with food when you are in a rush so always have a bunch of healthy snacks on you so that there is no temptation to eat the wrong things. Models are often rushing between castings so this is one thing we always advise for them to follow. PB – Simple, an awesome playlist is what you need. I like to listen to music from my favourite (usually fighting) films. Like the montage music from rocky 4 or red jump suit apparatus from the training montage in never back down. Makes me feel like the people in the movie. And I’ve also got what they look like in the film to motivate me. Also, set alarms. I set three alarms just to wake up! I set alarms throughout the day; it keeps me on top of what I have to do. Especially my training. I set them for each section of my workout, so I know if I have to be tighter on rest periods or talking to people. What are your best exercise recommendations for someone who can’t or doesn’t like to do weight training? PB - If we take this from the point of view of someone wanting to put on muscle, but doesn’t like or is scared of using weights. The idea of putting on muscle is snapping the muscle fibres at a microscopic scale. Then they repair slightly bigger. This is done classily with heavy weight training. LB - You can also do this by using eccentric training (the lowering phase of any exercise) so you are lengthening the muscles under tension, again snapping them and then them repairing bigger, so take a press up or squat and take 4 seconds to reach the bottom point of the exercise

(chest and inch off the ground/ in a seated position) this will do the same job, but doesn’t need any equipment at all.

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Could you share with our readers any new/relatively unknown exercise techniques that you know are very effective? 1 - Use a Bosu for abdominal crunches. (Half Swiss ball) Doing sit ups over a (ball side up) Bosu will allow your abdominals to fully extend and get a longer time under tension. Floor sit ups only use about a third of your abdominals range and capability. 2 - Foam roll! If you’re a member of a half decent gym, you may see these weird little foam rolling pin lying around. These used in the right way, are basically a free sports massage you can do on yourself. Fundamentally you help lengthen and return your muscle fibres to their natural length. Helping with anything from postural re-alignment to shin- splints. 3 - Go and talk to someone at a gym! Seriously, unless you’re already discussing prices, talking to the guys/ girls at the gym is a good idea. They know what’s what, or will know where to find it. And talk to someone who is in good shape, chances are it worked for them, so they can tell you about it. 4 - TRX Invented by an ex-marine and designed to use anywhere! They are the ultimate piece of kit! And fits in a handbag (not that I carry mine in there very often) it’s literally a strap with two handles that can be hung or attached. And the stimulus is simply the angle of your body on it. Seriously Google or YouTube them!


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ubbed an “iMax for a treadmill,” the ZONE dome by Running Unlimited takes indoor running to a whole other place literally. The multi-sensory Zone dome brings the outdoors in, immersing you in the world’s most inspiring locations as you run, in your home gym or health club – and all at the touch of a button.

With the ZONE dome, indoor running has never looked this good. It’s your world. Run it.™ ZONE domes are being launched at an introductory price of £3,940 (plus VAT), which includes five destination films. Additional five-film bundles are available to purchase for £500 (plus VAT).

Imagine running past elephants, giraffes and hyenas in Tanzania’s Serengeti, through the awesome structures of America’s Monument Valley and over rolling grasslands of Mongolia’s Himalayan foothills. With the ZONE dome, now you can. Using the very latest technology to deliver a life-

like experience, the ZONE dome will help you to fall in love with running again. Compatible with any brand of treadmill, the free-standing ZONE dome features a 1.5 metre wide hemisphere screen to fill your peripheral vision for a totally immersive experience. You’ll run through beautiful landscapes and feel like you’re truly there.

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5 TOP TIPS TO BEAT INSOMNIA! According to the Great British Sleep Survey more than 51% of people find it hard to switch off at night and get a good night’s sleep so if you’re suffering with insomnia you are definitely not alone. Everyone knows that there are countless

natural remedies to try to help with this including bath salts, herbal teas and others. If none of these have managed to help you and you’re still in need of help then be sure to check out Burnout Expert Jayne Morris’ 5 super Steps to Restful sleep:

•Be sure to keep your bedroom clutter free. Don’t get distracted by chaos.



Created by renowned celebrity personal trainer and lifestyle coach Joanna Kabbani; the AB-MXR is a •Keep a journal by your bed to write down weighted abdominal exerciser which not only offers increased support everything playing on your mind before for the neck and spine sleeping. during •Draw a picture of anything you like. Allow abdominal your subconscious to process unfinished floor work, but also adds an extra business. dimension to a full-body •Notice your thoughts and process them workout. Guided by a but allow them to drift off once you’ve total core noted them. workout DVD, the AB-MXR can be used for Follow these processes and hopefully you hundreds of different full-body will drift off into sleep before you know it and will get rested and relaxed in time for exercises in addition to sit ups and abdominal crunches, including the next day of work and play. •Turn down the temperature as the ideal sleeping temperature is 15-20’C.


squats, lunges and bicep curls to effectively tone, shape and strengthen. The DVD, led by Joanna combines a cardio-based aerobic warm up with a dynamic total body workout to get your heart pumping in just 30 minutes. In addition to the 30-minute workout programme there are various coaching tips to ensure progression, enabling you to get the most out of your AB-MXR and workout.



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‘sexy’ is back!

ustin Timberlake has made an astounding return to the music industry in recent months with two smash hit singles in the forms of “Suit and Tie” and the recent number one “Mirrors”. These are both featured on his brand new album The 20/20 Experience which is due out on the 19th March and sure to sell millions due to the fan base he commands. It’s been roughly seven years since his previous release FutureSex/LoveSounds and his hiatus from music led to many to believe that he was finished with the business and focusing purely on his acting career on into the future. This news of his upcoming new album then has no doubt caused huge amounts of excitement around the world and shows JT is ready to reclaim his title as a major pop heavyweight. Since his early successes with N*Sync, Justin was able to seamlessly move into his solo career with his debut Justified which spawned an incredible number of hit singles as well as two Grammy awards. Some of the production on this debut album was done by rapper and producer Timberland and Timberlake has returned to him for production on 20/20


Cover Story and you can instantly hear a return to form and him going back to the classic sounds which worked so well all the way back in 2002, particularly with the single ‘Mirrors’. The relationship with the producer is summed up during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, “My relationship with Tim is very unique; we share the same perspective.” The title of the album speaks volumes itself. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest he explained the reason behind the title. “It more or less came out of I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio and I’d say ‘What do you think of this?’ and my best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see’ and for some reason that stuck with me.” It’s all about clear vision and being able to see. Perhaps an underlying reasoning that

“It more or less came out of I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio and I’d say ‘What do you think of this?’ and my best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see’ and for some reason that stuck with me.” his time away from music helped him step back and see the industry for what it had become and with such clear vision was able to return and make an instant success. In regards to the sound of the album Timberlake explains how it “goes a lot of different directions. I think there’s probably a little bit of what was reminiscent on the first album and then a little bit of what’s reminiscent of the second album and then some new stuff” showing how he’s returning to the formula which has always worked for him. There are going to be 10 tracks on the album with the majority tracks being between 7 to 8 minutes long and taking inspiration from the old greats whilst doing this. He states “If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10 minute songs and Queen can do


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10 minute songs then why can’t we? We’ll figure out the radio edits later.” It will be interesting to see if a storyline or narrative will be picked up in the album and if it is designed for seamless play or not. Suit and Tie, the first single from the album features rap superstar Jay Z. Whilst talking on the Jonathan Ross show Timberlake stated how he is “an anomaly, and I mean that in a very positive way.” Justin featured on Jay Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ tour during their American dates and this friendship and multiple collaborations with Jay Z led to much speculation about a tour featuring the two men, something that was only heightened after their fantastic Grammy award performance. LEGENDS OF THE SUMMER Stadium Tour has now officially been announced and definitely involves both JT and Jay Z and will be Justin’s main and first 20/20 Experience tour. This will kick start in Toronto on the 17th July this year and will tour across the


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United States until August 16th with 13 shows. It will then be a waiting game for us here in the UK to see if this stadium tour comes over on a world tour as well. In the meantime all fans of the men will be desperate to obtain some tickets for this year’s Wireless Festival taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London where Justin

will be performing on Friday 12th July before both men bring the Legends of the Summer tour to the UK for one date on Sunday 14th July ending the festival in style! With fantastic performances at the already mentioned Grammys as well as at the Brit Awards and Saturday Night Live in America it’s clear that Justin has not lost any of his fantastic stage presence.

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If early singles and performances are anything to go by, as well as everything he has done in the past, then the 20/20 Experience is something worth being very excited about and could prove to be a massive seller in regards to the albums of 2013. Check it out as soon as it drops on the 19th March and get searching for Wireless Festival tickets quick time!

Whilst away from the music industry Justin set out on numerous other ventures, one of which was establishing himself as an Actor in the film industry. Let’s take a look at the films we all recognize him being associated with. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Enter Justin Timberlake of the Romantic Comedy variety. Starring opposite Mila Kunis, Friends with Benefits raised both actors profiles and was a box office smash as well as receiving nominations at the people’s choice awards and teen choice awards.


IN TIME In Time gave Justin his first chance at being the action hero and although not greatly received by critics did well at the box office and saw him have the staring role in the middle of an all-star cast. Set in a futuristic dystopia it stars him alongside Amanda Seyfried as they fight to extend their life when time is money.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning Social Network portrayed the creation of Facebook and some background information on its founder Mark Zuckerberg. Timberlake had the role of Sean Parker who co-founded Napster and became the first president of Facebook.


Cover Story BAD TEACHER Justin completed his genre of roles with his pure comedy role in Bad Teacher opposite Cameron Diaz. His role in this film was smaller than In Time and Friends with Benefits yet his character is strong in the film. The film wasn’t greatly received by critics though although it was a big winner at the teen choice awards in 2011.

UPCOMING FILM: RUNNER, RUNNER The only film upcoming starring Justin Timberlake is Runner, Runner due out later this year starring Timberlake as a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. He goes to confront the sites corrupt owner Ben Affleck but ends up becoming his right hand man. Due out September 2013.


Mr & Miss SC

Mr & Miss You could be the next Mr or Miss Street Cred! Every month Street Cred will be spotlighting two special young people who are doing extraordinary things in their community, be it academically, artistically or in an entrepreneurial way as a way to encourage them and other young talents to keep up the good work and inspire others For a chance to be either Mr or Miss Street Cred or nominate someone, send in a good quality photograph of yourself along with a brief statement as to what makes you Street Credible to This month we have chosen two people that we admire .They are outstanding in their field of practice and are a source of role model to various young people.


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Mr Street Cred TYLER JAMES

Tyler James is admired and influential to many, the music he creates is passionate and creative bringing a whole unique aspect to the music industry. Having featured on BBC hit talent show ‘The Voice’ in 2012 from then on it had been nothing but a great year for Tyler James as he went from strength to strength, having being mentored by the multicreative individual Will.I.Am. Tyler James went on to sign a deal with universal/Island records spending the summer collaborating with big names in the music industry with the likes of Jamie woon, Fraser T Smith, Electric, Black Eyed Peas and Will.I.Am Tyler provides a unique tone within the music industry, his history shows how in 2005 after losing his record


He managed to defeat his habit, his dark demons holding him back. He proved that with determination success can never hold you back. deal; Tyler developed an alcohol addiction and was admitted to rehab. He managed to defeat his habit, his dark demons holding him back. He proved that with determination success can never hold you back. He lived with Amy Winehouse until Winehouse’s passing, breaking the nation’s heart with it. He has shown regardless what is in your past the issues they’ve accrued in front of you nothing can stand in your way if you believe in yourself.

James inspires many individuals without realising with the music he’s creating on a daily basis. He’s incredibly talented and with the success of his sold out UK tour and his brand new album ‘A Place I Go’ as well as a new single ‘Worry about You’ Featuring Kano which is available now. Having the struggle that Tyler has overcome throughout his past has kept him fighting in regards to his passion for music. I couldn’t have asked for a greater role model to represent our Mr Street Cred than the one and only Tyler James.

Mr & Miss SC Gurpreet Bilkhu is this month’s ‘Miss Street Cred’ simply because she ticks all the relevant boxes when describing a young, positive, forward-thinking, inspirational roll-model that others, young and old, male and female, can aspire to. A Project and Office Manager at Punch Records in Birmingham, this leading mover and shaker in Birmingham’s thriving arts and creativity scene is quite definitely the ‘go to’ leading light in the development of music, dance and theatre, especially within the Asian and Caribbean communities. Birmingham-born Gurpreet’s deep passion for Asian arts and media, in particular, has seen her create some major arts events, both here and abroad, having created the colourful and exuberant ‘Desi Moves’ dance showcase at the city’s Town Hall and launching the successful ‘Bhangra Exhibition,’ in New York’s Soho: “Bhangra is in my blood” she says. The 28-year-old is a product of Coventry University, gaining a degree in Human Resources before getting her C.I.P.D. Masters thereafter. A ‘fighter for the cause,’ Coventryraised Gurpreet led a mass flashmob at the Mailbox, in the city centre demonstrating lobbying against planned cuts which threatened the very existence of BBC Asian Network:


“The flashmob was great fun and it fully served its purpose. We got great awareness of the possible cuts and fantastic recognition on television, radio and the print media. My whole risen d’être is to see more Asian arts exposed to the masses. It’s my number one aim right now.” And that’s just a fraction of the work she has done to date. She has packed a whole lot into 28 years, but she would say she has done enough. That’s typical of Gurpreet Bilku and typical of the kind of women deserved of ‘Miss Street Cred.’








Tell me some background information on you as a artist? My name is deci4life been doing music in Birmingham about 10 years now. I’m a producer I make EDM, Trap music and all the other urban genres I do lyricism, spoken word poetry, I spit to grime, hip-hop. I’m always involved in theatre I was a part of Decipher collective first grime production theatre crew. I’m just in Birmingham working with different artists and working on different projects just doing my thing. What makes you different to the other established artists out there at the moment? Well you know what energy and hype you get me? A lot of mc’s, you can go on stage you can tell a story, you can spit a tune about love. I’m more about energy and hype I don’t think there’s a lot of that, I used to love Heartless Crew because when you went it was all about energy it was all about what you was seeing on stage and what you was hearing. That’s what difference’s with a lot of different artists there’s a lot of energy and hype. I used a lot of theatre techniques on stage I like to interact with my audience I like to act out you know what I mean? So, yeah that’s it just real hype expression.

What’s been your biggest achievement to date? There’s a few you know, there’s being apart of the Decipher Collective which was the first grime theatre group, we put on a grime theatre show that went on tour absolutely sold out it was absolutely amazing. I recently performed in Wembley on the same stage as Wretch 32, Devlin, Angel a few other big artists. That was amazing, Shelled it absolutely shut the place down you get me? I did a tune with Trilla he did a video with GrimeDaily and it got like 50 thousand views it’s probably about 60 thousand now that was the first I was involved with something like that. Yeah man it just keeps happening more and more things happening everyday.

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What advice would you give to someone in your position trying to make it into the music industry? Listen yeah, work hard grind hard everyone these days can be a musician, anyone can be a camera man, anyone can be a model now, because of the internet and everything we have it makes everything so accessible so if you want to stand out you have to work hard you’ve got to be prepared to put in years worth of grind with no rewards that’s what it’s about so to make it in these creative industry


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With the success from last season and his third championship back to back, Sebastian Vettel is back this year and already becoming everyone’s favourite to win the season. Vettel aged 25 and still racing with his Red Bull Racing team already has fantastic stats containing 26 wins, 1,054 career points, 46 podiums and 15 fastest laps. Has he got what it takes to win again? The last

person to win four titles on the trot was another German, a little known man called Michael Schumacher who retired at the end of last year. It will be interesting to see if Adrian Newey (RBR’s technical officer and designer) has done it again and created a stunning car and created a car capable of dominating the field again in 2013.

BRITISH CONTENDERS WILLING TO THRIVE.... The racers representing Great Britain this season are Jenson Button driving with McLaren, Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Paul Di Resta still with Force India and Max Chilton driving for Marussia. One of the big stories of the closed season was Hamilton’s switch from long term team McLaren to the struggling Mercedes works team. It will be interesting to see if a man who has been a strong title contender for all his previous seasons can get performance out of a car which has consistently struggled for years now even at the hands of good drivers. With Hamilton out of the McLaren picture it will be interesting to see if Jenson can thrive as the number 1 driver and if the performance is with the car even challenge for another title.





The Bugatti Veyron has Those who have been able always been a part of everyones to drive this vehicle have stated wish list, however saying that unit’s an incredible car, yet over fortunately it isn’t exactly affordexaggerated too, the reason able for everyone as it retails for this was because they felt it for the staggering price of just wasn’t as smooth driven as they under one million pounds. claimed. Not good considering the price you’re paying for it.

If someone wanted to know the difference between the Citroen and the Buggati Veyron the list would be endless. It would include the likes of the paintwork, control in the drive and obviously the pricing. The only reason why we decided to put these two vehicles together was because of the fact they both have a French background and French routes. We thought it was interesting despite the difference in the vehicles.





The Citroen DS3 Sport is incredibly styled with smooth drive and remarkable control. It retails in the budget market of cars making it more for everyone as it retails at around £20k. This means it’s not expensive compared to the Bugatti although it’s not exactly cheap either.

Those who have driven this vehicle have said it’s incredible just like the other range of Citroens available. Saying this the reviews around have only rated it at 3 stars even though in performance it receives phenomenal reviews.

The Citroen is famously known for being a preciously smooth driven hatchback not so ideal for family but great for a fun car. It’s clearly designed for the younger end of the driver spectrum. In contrast the Buggati series is known to be purchased by the (very rich) alpha-male with speed and precision in mind to make them look impressive and stylish. If I had to choose which Vehicle I would have, it would be the Citroen D53 sport.



Kicks off the season, but where?

For the first race of the season the teams will be heading to Melbourne and kicking off the Australian grand prix. Last season, Jenson button claimed victory there. Could it be a positive to think ahead of for the British drivers, Could Jenson reclaim victory in Australia? It’s always a very open circuit at Albert Park with It being a tight street based track and I can’t wait for the opening race to see how the cars react to full race distance and who looks like a challenger.

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Will the favourites pull through?

The likely favourites that is on everyone’s minds is the likes of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi - Sebastian Vettel has won 3 championship titles, finished 1st last Raikkonen, will they handle the pressure of performing season with 281 points to succeed, it’s a tough season to look forward to this year, with Lewis Hamilton racing for Mercedes, will that - Jenson Button has won 1 championship title, (2009) finishing turn out to be the right thing to do or even the wrong 5th last season with 188 points thing to do? Only time will tell if he can still challenge for a championship. - Lewis Hamilton Has won 1 championship title, (2008) finishing As mentioned it will be interesting to see if Kimi 4th last season with 190 points Raikkonen can capitalise on his race win last season and bring in regular top performances to make Lotus a - Fernando Alonso has won 2 championship titles (2005), (2006) serious title challenger. finishing 2nd last season with 278 points - Kimi Raikkonen has won 1 championship titles (2007) finishing 3rd last season with 207 points





by Sony in a similar way that Blu-ray show who is who and the light also Sony announced its successor to dictates depth and movement to was promoted with the release of the PlayStation throne last month, the PlayStation eye camera which the previous PS3. the eagerly anticipated PlayStation is now included and has been fully It’s unknown whether or not 4 which early speculation seems redesigned. it will be capable of full definition set for a release date around The controller also features an gaming but the graphics should be Christmas of this year. input jack for headsets suggesting capable of up scaling Full HD into a Seven years since the release that it is possible that social gaming near 4K resolution. It is highly likely of the PS3 gaming fans have been will now include the ability to chat to waiting a long time for the next gen- that the new console will be ready other users within the game. for this imminent boom in visual eration of console and to find out Backwards compatibility was technology. exactly how these new machines always an issue with the PS3 as it will push the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. With improved graphics and was unable to play old PS2 games With improved graphics and 8GB of memory the realism created rendering them useless. Although with the launch of the PS4 this will 8GB of memory the realism crein the new games is said to be be a similar issue it is expected that ated in the new games is said to ground breaking for a console... a cloud based streaming service be ground breaking for a console will become available to play old and should easily be capable of PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on the As with each PlayStation matching your average gaming new machine. release the new model will come PC and with an 8core 64 bit CPU Now all gadget and gaming developed by AMD it should be cawith a new generation of controller, fans must wait for Sony to unveil pable of handling all the gaming and the DualShock 4, which comes with an innovative touch pad as well as what the console will look like and entertainment needs of its users. then await the announcement of its being capable of motion detector. It is believed that the system release date. A light strip on the back of these will feature the upcoming television technology 4K resolution with is a new controllers will indicate differform of Ultra HD being promoted ent players by varying colours to



PHOTOSHOP TOUCH Photoshop touch has finally become available on Android and IOS smartphones to make your mobile photo editing dreams come alive. Previously this app had only been available on larger screen tablets which although portable were never fully mobile compared to this new edition.

Despite being designed for far smaller screens the app has a lot in common with the full desktop equivalent that is so famous in photographic and creative circles. Layers are a massive part of it still and you can refine photos and add filters and effects. By downloading the app you even get 2GB of data allowance in Adobe’s

cloud storage so you can transfer stuff via phone to tablet to desktop etc. It is an integral app to anyone interested in mobile iOS users do need an iPhone 4S or 5th Gen iPod touch for the app to work.

NOKIA LAUNCHES 520 SMARTPHONE Nokia are launching their cheap- cle of Microsoft’s range and has est smartphone to date and it should be available in Europe sometime later this year. At only £120 pounds the Nokia Lumia 520 will give you a hell of a lot of phone for your money as it follows on from the previous excellent (and reasonably priced) 620. It has the windows 8 operating system which is the pinna-

a full 8GB of internal memory. A large 4 inch touchscreen which is sensitive enough for use with gloves is another fantastic feature that touch screen users will love knowing the annoyance of having to take gloves off to use regular screens.


Gadgets APPLE TO ANNOUNCE IPHONE 5S and CHEAP IPHONE? As with each year Apple has its new iPhone release planned for this summer and is highly likely to be the iPhone 5S if past trends are to be continued. There is also a rumour of an ‘affordable’ version of the iPhone being released produced from polycarbonate instead of the glass or aluminium which has become standard for Apple products. This is probably due to the high demand for the iPhone 4 range of phones which are gradually being phased out by the company yet continue to be bought in huge numbers

regardless of the iPhone 5 being available. The 5s is likely to be near identical to the current model apart from an updated and faster chip, fingerprint sensor, smart LED flash and an enhanced camera with an impressive f2.0 aperture for those low light situations. Comparing this the budget model will no doubt have more in common with the old iPhones and potentially be available in a wider range of colours which will appeal to many customers.


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Careers & Education

WOULD I LIE TO YOU?! For a job… probably


cent of the jobseekers we surveyed employers. s a new wave of jobseekers Tony goes on to add “simple are honest, but what is very apparlook toward finding a job for ent from these results is the need paper CV’s just don’t make you when they come to the end of their for those seeking work to differenti- stand out from the crowd these studies, has revealed ate themselves.” days; what employers want to do is that as many as 1 in 5 of us are find out more about job applicants It’s added that those applyprepared to completely lie on our before they call them in for an ing for jobs don’t have to lie to be CV if it means landing a job. interview, and they simply can’t do The news comes after 25,000 people were asked “Do “It’s pleasing to see that 80 per this flicking through a paper CV.” is a free to use you think it’s wrong to lie on your cent of the job seekers we surveyed employment website where candiCV?” Whilst 80% said they’d never are honest, but what is very dates can build a multimedia prolie on their CV nearly 20% of those apparent from these results is the file which is viewable by potential asked said they’d make an excepneed for those seeking work to employers. This is all designed to tion if it would impress a boss. help employers learn more about Staffbay founder Tony Wilmot differentiate themselves.” candidates and vice versa. said “Obviously, these figures are A host of large employers are shocking, but with as many as in contention as more and more 80 people chasing the same job potential employers will engage already advertising on staffbay with job hunters to see how they including Volkswagon, Nationwide, it’s hardly surprising that some The Body Shop and Tottenham jobseekers are prepared to bend market themselves, perhaps Hotspur Football Club. through the form of video CV’s or the rules.” “It’s pleasing to see that 80 per chats via Skype with prospective


Career & Education


Following the Holt Report being published the government has committed itself to increasing awareness among small and medium enterprises to the benefits of apprenticeships. It also says it will make support for small businesses simpler and more accessible and taking away powers from training firms when it comes to advising apprentices. This is said to empower small enterprises to be more aware of the benefits of taking on apprenticeships and how best to recruit and train them. New measures announced will see the government: -Work with the people that businesses look to for advice including lawyers and accountants to promote apprenticeships. -Enable small and medium enterprises to get their apprenticeships the necessary training they need by providing them better information on availability and investigating how to give them a greater say in developing the skills they need.

-Improve the performance of providers of the training by agreeing necessary standards. -Improve the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers by making it simpler and more accessible for employers. Education Secretary Michael Gove said, “I am very grateful to Jason Holt for the considerable time and effort he has devoted to producing his report. He is certainly right that we need to give employers, and not training providers, the power and freedom to shape their apprenticeships, and make the process as simple as possible for every employer.” The government should be promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to businesses, and there’s no doubt that with youth unemployment at such high levels that something needs to be done. It’s young people in the ages of 18-24 age range that the government are wanting to get back into work. What David Cameron and Co should be doing is encouraging apprentices of all ages to promote themselves to employers in as many ways as possible.


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Charmeka Gray


“Over two-thirds would work for nothing to land dream job”


ver two-thirds of the British public would be prepared to work for nothing for up to three months if it meant landing their dream job. It has been revealed that British workers are far from being lazy and motivated by wages, as some have dubbed them. Some said they would go without wages to get the job they desired and prepared to work for three months without pay. A selection of the British public who would work for three months for nothing may feel they are overqualified for the job they’re currently in. With so many jobseekers now applying for the same position, many in the jobs market have to settle for second-best. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith

told the BBC that some people “thought Geology was more important than stacking shelves.” Adam Pacitti, who rose to prominence last month after he spent his last £500 on a billboard advertisement outlining his availability to work. Promoting himself in a new, innovative way has reaped dividends, as Pacitti has found work at a design agency. He’s since taken another billboard ad out to thank those who supported him during this jobsearch. Adam’s original billboard advertisement alerted employers to his website where they could watch a video CV he’d put together. One and a half million people saw the video, and now Adam has landed himself a job. Instead of keeping Employ-

ers and Candidates apart, it would bring them together becoming a bridge to build relationships. Instead of expensive fees for adverts and database searches with no guarantee of success for Employers, it would promise affordable flat fee Vacancy Advertising and Candidate Database Searches. Rather than limiting Candidates to an uploaded CV, it would provide a simple to use career profile builder including videos, messaging, webcam skype chat and a whole lot more for employers to review, all designed to help Candidate and Employer get to know more about each other, and that’s all before you even consider dedicating time, effort and travel to physical interviews.


My name is Charmeka Gray, 18-years-old and currently studying Creative Media Production at South & City College. My love for media began as a child listening to the likes of Fern Cotton, Reggie Yates and Trevor Nelson speak effortlessly about celebrities, fresh new music, plus all the latest news. The benefits of working at Street Cred including gaining unique knowledge and insight into the inner workings of a top, international magazine and how it’s run on a day-to-day basis. Working at Street Cred has been quite an experience and eye-opener for me. It just goes to show how much work and growth I’ve got to do as a person to continue onto this strong willed industry and I’m more than willing to do it. I’ve come to the realization that I really love this publication and I would love to continue working here. However, even though I’ve just started as trainee, I’m very honoured to be a part of such an aspiring product that is evergrowing and booming daily.


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street, Tony had landed his first job in he Federation of Small Businessrecruitment. es suggests one in three small Responding to the Government businesses are failing to hire soldiers consultation Future Reserves 2020, from the Army, Navy and Air Force. the FSB has said better communiThe FSB believes a lack of support cation from Government is key for and investment is to blame and says small firms to employ soldiers. 89 SMEs need more Government backper cent of respondents to an FSB ing to encourage recruitment and to give reservists the support they need. snap poll said that they hadn’t heard of the Ministry of Defences Employer Being involved in the forces in Awareness Events. any way can hinder career opportunities and not just for reservists unless the jobseeker has a clear plan of action, say industry specialists. “What I learned from my Furthermore, 86 per cent of FSB experience of getting a job when you members said that any Government leave the army, is that you have to support to businesses employing reservists should focus on the spemake sure you keep one step ahead cific needs of small and micro firms, of the competition, with so many rather than big business. people applying for the same job When Tony Wilmot left the these days.” army aged 21, he was determined to adapt to civilian life straight away. Within two months of joining civvy


It was a case of serendipity that provided Tony with his first break into the recruitment industry, he managed to sell himself so well that he got offered a job at the agency. He secured an interview with FTSE-listed Staffline immediately, He saw the General Manager, and was offered a job straight away. In 2000 started his own recruitment company, Frontline Recruitment, Frontline continues to prosper today, and in 2011, job board that enables an employer and candidate to interact online through the complete recruitment process, from initial introduction through to job offer and acceptance. Tony says: “What I learned from my experience of getting a job when you leave the army, is that you have to make sure you keep one step ahead of the competition, with so many people applying for the same job these days.


Rebelution was formed when the members met in college in Santa Barbara California in 2004 while residing on the beach side community of Isla Vista. Being together as a band they have performed over 80 shows a year since 2008. Rebelution has performed in various different parts of the world including Tours in America and Brazil. With over 446,000 Facebook Fans, 60,000 Email Subscribers, 5400 Intsagram followers and nearly 34,000 Twitter Followers their fans are kept well informed of the goings on and are another way their fan base can continue to grow. It’s impressive to witness a growing fan base for a band focussing on Reggae. Their fan base increases massively all the time through their desire and passion, engaging their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place. The music industry is always


MEMBERS INCLUDE: Eric Rachmany (vocals/guitar) Rory Carey (keyboards) Wesley Finley (drums) Marley D. Williams (bass) Khris Royal (Saxophone / Percussion) a difficult industry to get into for anyone, yet Rebelution has shown with determination and commitment you can succeed at anything, after headlining some of the most impressive festivals in America, and doing their first tour to Brazil in 2011. Their music captivates listeners and inspires them while listening to their sounds giving them a sense of escapism and realism for the rest of the world.


Rebelution are back on tour for the winter green and SpringGreen all around the United States, they have excellence when they perform, for all details on their tour this year head to their website http:// for upcoming dates, and more information on the band. The band released the album Peace of mind in 2012 yet due to population of the album its climbed back into 2013 charts especially the reggae album charts, It’s incredible piece of music, a unique sound that I would recommend. You can purchase their music from Itunes & Amazon.



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Miller & Carter is one of the UK’s top steakhouses, and the Mailbox restaurant offers top quality food in a relaxed, informal environment.

can choose from a delicious choice of desserts from Clotted Cream Rice Pudding through to Chocolate Brownie.

Serving only the finest 28-day aged Ashdale beef that is reared especially for Miller & Carter in the West Country, there are eight cuts of meat available from Rump to Chateaubriand.

Daniel Emery, General Manager from Miller & Carter Mailbox said: “Here at Miller & Carter Mailbox we pride ourselves in serving quality food in a relaxed, informal setting.

Food is served fresh all day including a selection of light bites on the daytime menu and more hearty options on the evening menu. There is a fantastic selection of steak, fish, ‘build your own burgers’, salads and pasta to choose from.

“If you have never dined with us before, I’d recommend you come along and experience everything we have to offer. We have an extensive menu with something to suit every taste. And if you’re anywhere near as passionate about steak as we, then Miller & Carter should be at the top of your ‘to do’ list.”

To accompany the food, there is a wide selection of red, white and rose wine along with champagnes, which are available by the glass or bottle. Or you can enjoy one of their pre dinner cocktails. And no meal would be complete without pudding. Those with a sweet tooth

Miller and Carter is a specialist steakhouse with 28 branches nationwide offering quality food in a relaxed, informal environment, from historic coaching inns to restored barns, chic shopping centres and even a boat.


NEYO ANNOUCES TOUR Neyo Tours with Tulisa And Connor Maynard, at the LG Arena. 14Th 2013 prices range from £36.00 & £40.00


The Amazing skating extravaganza hit Birmingham LG arena from February 20th until February 24th 2013 and had everyone’s childhood favourites from all the Disney Princes to all Disney Princesses, all of who skated incredibly.

ARCANE ROOTS TO PLAY THE SLADE ROOMS Arcane Roots, the three piece rock band from Kingston Upon Thames, England, are known for their energetic and passionate live shows incorporating progressive music, math rock and metal. Tickets for the gig in Wolverhampton are now on sale for £7.00 so head over to to ensure you get your tickets for what should be a fantastic show.


As it was ‘Disney on Ice: Lets Party’ it contained a lot of little celebrations from across the year including Halloween, Christmas and even Valentine’s day. Lucky individuals had been given the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse and have their photograph with them. To everyone’s amusement it was clear to see children loved the event. It’s a great action packed bundle of fun for all the family. The skating was outstanding and showed excellence and quality which must have taken hours in rehearsals to pull off. The highlight for me was seeing the paired couples skate together and the pairing of

Aladdin and Jasmine were the most incredible for me. The timing and quality needed to learn each dance with so much precision is impressive. Seeing the joy and amazement on children and parents faces was priceless you could see that they felt it was money well spent as they had a great time and so did their child/ children so it’s a great scenario. The music they danced to was some of the Disney popular movies like for example ‘You got a friend in me’ which of course was of the hit movie Toy Story, the second you heard the music you knew who was coming out to skate and gave you a sense of your youth come out as you found yourself taken back to remembering your childhood by familiar music. Disney always does events such like this and personally if you have a little family definitely don’t miss the next one as they would love it, who knows you might end up loving it yourself.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR RESCHEDULE On the 3rd October 2013 the NIA in Birmingham will be host to the tour of the show Jesus Christ Superstar. This is a reschedule after the cancellation of the previous tour which was due to happen last month. In order to avoid disappointing thousands of fans who have already purchased tickets for the tour this should allow enough advance notice for all ticket holders to make the event. All tickets will remain valid for this show.


REVOKERS LIVE AT THE SLADE ROOMS Revoker plus guests - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton Wednesday 1st May 2013 Welsh rockers Revoker are returning in 2013 ready to prove that the number 13 isn’t always unlucky and in some cases can be lucky for some. Since releasing their debut album Revenge For The Ruthless on Roadrunner Records. This four piece metal band have already featured on the hotlists of Metal Hammer, Kerrang and

Rocksound magazines and they have wasted no time in laying waste to an abundance of live shows all over the world and have bared their teeth at world renowned music festivals such as Download, Ozzfest, Grasspop, Sonisphere and Hammerfest. Check out their website at Their tour will see them hitting the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on Wednesday 1st May so head over to get tickets and don’t miss out.

Deep Purple have today announced their tour will be visiting the NIA Birmingham, on Tuesday 15th October 2013,in support of their forthcoming PARALYMPIC STAR AND TV PRESENTER new album NOW What?! ADE ADEPITAN TO OPEN NAIDEX The record has the excellence and elegance INTERNATIONAL AT THE NEC of an earlier album ‘Perfect Strangers’ and the wild freedom of ‘Made in Japan’. Deep purple formed in Ade Adepitan, a Paralympic 1968 and have since become one of rock’s greatest games bronze medalist in Athens bands, releasing 19 albums over their career. 2004 and presenter of Channel At the 2011 Classic Rock Awards in London, 4’s Paralympic 2012 coverage, they received the Innovator Award. In October will open Naidex National - the UK’s 2012, Deep Purple were also nominated for induclargest disability, homecare and tion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. rehabilitation event - at the NEC Tickets are on Sale now, priced at £35.00 avaliBirmingham on 30 April 2013. able from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory. Visitors can also attend the free com or 844 338 8000 CPD certified Naidex Conference, offering over 55 discussions and presentations in four dedicated theatres by more than 30 UK thought leaders and opinion formers.


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Live Events

PETER PAN ARENA SHOW Peter Pan comes to the NIA Birmingham from the 20th September until 22nd September 2013 buy tickets at or Ticket Hotline 0844 338 8000

ONE DIRECTION POP-UP STORE COMING TO LEEDS Trinity Leeds will be hosting a new pop up store for three weeks only of the worlds biggest boy band on the planet - One Direction. After incredible success of 1D world in cities across the globe including New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, and most recently Stockholm. This is the news the UK Directioners have all been waiting for as the store is finally coming to Leeds on the 23rd march 2013 and finishes on 13th April 2013. The store will be open for three weeks only; during this time fans can expect exclusive competitions, offers and merch

bundles – everything a fan of Louis, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Harry could want. The first pop up store will feature merchandise never before seen on the UK market, with stock ranging from T-Shirts to posters, phone cases, caps, calendars and life-size cardboard stand-ups. The famous 1D Onesie will also be on sale, plus some exclusive products only available to this store. One Direction are a global phenomenon. 1D World Leeds Location: Unit LG3 Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre 9 Albion Street

DAUGHTER @ WOLVERHAPTON WULFRUN Critically acclaimed London trio Daughter are heading to the Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall in October having had their first major tour completely sell out. With recent single ‘Smother’ playing across Radio1, 6Music it is clear that Daughter are rising into a powerful force.


Live Events

ZACK KNIGHT DAZZLES! Zack Knight, British born of Eastern descent is the UK’s newest “homegrown” multi-talented Singer, Songwriter and Producer. After already gaining major support for his debut single “All Over Again” from National & Regional TV / Radio stations, Zack has worked/written for: Tinie Tempah ,IYAZ ,Ginuwine,“and supported Taio Cruz, Mario and N Dubz live. The new video takes the listener on a journey through their own imagination; waking up in the night to a strange noise and trying to find out where it’s coming from.

TALENTED DEEN JANJUA RISING FAST! Getting set to rock the dance floors all over the world with his second single of 2013 ‘Munda Tera Dil Mangda’ which was released on Valentine’s day, talented singer Deen Janjua is rising from the success of his last single release ‘Ali Ali’ early on in January this year. His latest offering is a light hearted, fun dance floor anthem with musical production by the midlands based producer Ji Madz. Being no stranger to the music industry Deen made his debut all the way back in 2010 with the track ‘Chittyan’ which took the music scene by storm and followed up with the chart topping ‘Nakreh Valiyeh’ which received great response from all over the country. Born and raised in Birmingham and beginning his musical career 2

years ago Deen Janjua used the support of producer Ji Madz and Iftikhar Hussain to launch himself. Hussain being the CEO of Valley Records UK which is an independent record label. Having passion for music from

a very young age helped Deen as he was always surrounded by music and grew up listening to some of the all time greats such as Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shoukat Ali, Aziz Mian and Mohammed Rafi to name a few. With hard work, perseverance and support from his family, friends and management Deen JanJua has flourished into a successful and talented individual who has maintained his musical vision. He was introduced to Ustaad Soni Atwal, then went onto become Soni Atwal’s Shirgird as he instantly realized the potential and talent that Deen had as well as the motivation to success in the industry. Ustaad Soni Atwal’s vocals also feature in his hit ‘Ali Ali’.

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JOE BONAMASSA SET TO ROCK NIA Internationally revered guitarist Joe Bonamassa is heading to the NIA in Birmingham in September where you can expect performances from his classic albums such as ‘Sloe Gin’ and ‘Driving Towards The Daylight’. The tour will feature a mix of acoustic and electric guitar songs performed with his top class band. Tickets for this tour will be on sale 9am on the 15th March and prices range between £40.00 and £75.00.

BASS FESTIVAL 2013 UN-MISSABLE! On Thursday 21st March, at the Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham’s Punch Records would like to invite you it’s festival announcement party. Where we all will be launching our annual BASS 2013. This year the theme of soul is bringing a wide range of exciting events from straight ahead soul to gospel and loads of community ideas from the Soul of the community. Soul movement we are looking forward to some great ideas for events and shows coming in to the festival in 2013.

TOM MCRAE COMING TO SLADE ROOMS For a long period of time Tom McRae has been considered to be one of the finest singer songwriters in the UK. He is taking to the road in April to promote the release of his sixth studio release. As part of his solo tour McRae will be visiting the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on the 17th April which will be a opportunity to hear tracks from this new album. His audiences are taken on a journey with his songs which make these solo gigs a lot more than a simple session of singing. Having usually toured with his regular band,.


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This edition we have got six fantastic destinations for you. Not only have we carefully selected these destination with you in mind, but we have also included suggestions of where you can stay at these destination as well as what to do to entertain yourselves. Enjoy!


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outh Africa has always been famous for its beautiful scenery and magnificent landmarks that are breath-taking. Without a doubt, if you love safari, sun and fantastic locations then South Africa is definitely the place to be. You can experience and enjoy the culture and city. Everyone is friendly and positive to meet. For many individuals the ultimate thing that you have to try whilst in South Africa is to go on a safari and experience the amazing and beautiful creatures there to be seen.

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Protea Hotel President Cape Town South Africa

Located Bantry Bay, a 5 min taxi ride to Camps Bay or just 7-mins to the V&A Waterfront. Free parking. Free hotel shuttle to the V&A Waterfront (departs 3 times daily). Transfer time from airport: 30 min. Prices from £949 (4 nights) Prices from £1099 (5 nights)


You’ll be able to see the animal’s within their natural environment that will be more than just an experience but a life changing event. There is always new stuff to see and new stuff to explore, South Africa has endless possibilities. Romantic Rating 10/10 Ideal location: 9/10 Entertainment: 9/10

EATING OUT! South Africa is a food paradise and you’ll be able to enjoy the succulent taste of African culture and embrace the cuisines and dishes that they enjoy. Cape Town is a beautiful place for a vacation and when it comes to eating out you could try ‘V & A Waterfront’ which is absolutely beautiful; you’ll experience magnificent scenery whilst enjoying your meal.

LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT? Whether it’s taking time to try the safari experience and go in search of elephants, rhinos and buffalos or letting your hair down and embracing the countries night life you are sure to be entertained. It all depends on your mood where entertainment is concerned as South Africa has everything. As most resorts have an excellent blend of restaurants, bars and incredible views South Africa offers a lot more.


Discover... BERLIN


ermany has always been famous for a variety of different things having a spectacular national football team, incredible food dishes, popular holiday destination throughout the year, many of impressive landmarks that gets visited regularly on a daily basis. Germany is magnificent holds high beauty within the surroundings and keeps a presence to be a great place for a romantic destination

Romantic rating 8/10 Ideal location: 8/10 Entertainment: 6/10


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Germany has remarkable dishes that’s been approved by hundreds Abion Hotel of people, contains excellent taste. There is restaurants literally everywhere especially where we recommended for the hotel to be. Whereas you don’t have to worry to much about eating out as such as there is a restaurant within the hotel where we recommended for you. Regardless your mood for food Germany contains the right places. In regards of the Alte Meierei Abion Hotel is located in the the service is excellent and serves town centre of Berlin so you would not only German dishes but interna- be witnessing the true aspects of tional cuisines too. Berlin, some could say that it may be noisy and loud, yet you shouldn’t mind when you’re experience the elegant views and remarkable scenery. one of Berlins most idyllic lakes. If you’re new to Germany and The hotel we have Within each reach of the city you don’t know the best places recommended,is overlooking the to go, I’d recommend getting a centre (20 minutes train ride), river spree. Your room would be the lakes has cystal clear water tour of the country to start off so equipped and included with the folyou could familiarise yourself the which is perfect for swimming. lowing Satellite TV, A Mini Bar within The Lawns and woodlands key landmarks with and around your room, The hotel also features which surround the lake are Berlin. You’ll be able to experithe Restaurant “ Alte Meierei” which ence and witness the elegance of wonderful for relaxing or having is incredibly beautifully designed and a picnic. Whereas in general you the incredible architecture of the serves both traditional and internabuildings as you pass on your tour could visit many different popular tional cuisine. around Berlin. landmarks around Berlin like for example the Berlin TV tower If you’re going for a romantic Flights from £212 holiday with your partner, you which contains a beautiful view! Rooms From £48 could take them Schlachtensee is


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Enjoy... BRIGHTON righton and Hove is situated in

Brighton Seafront Studio Apartment


east Sussex, one of England’s most beautiful counties. There is so much to look out for in Brighton from the famous Brighton Pier to the beautiful landmark Pavilion. It’s a great location to forget all stress bothering you and kick back taking in the beautiful surroundings, incredible architecture and buildings. It’s a family destination but could also be described as an ideal relaxing destination. Brighton is a lively mix of city and countryside. It is London’s closest, coastal cousin and probably the most popular seaside resort in England due to the excellent attractions and entertainment it offers. The sea is an ever changing backdrop to life in Brighton. Walk along the seafront and see what makes Brighton and hove tick. From Brighton Marina to hove lagoon there is so much to see and enjoy.

Romantic scale: 7/10 Ideal location: 9/10 Entertainment: 8/10

Ideal British holiday!

You have the buzz of city life as well as the beach just across the street. You are close to enchanting villages and lovely country pubs.


Property Type: Apartment Meals: Self-catering Price: £105 - £115 nightly (GBP) Weekly: £390


When it comes to entertainment you could do everyday life activities There are many varieties of take away restaurants to choose from within such as go for a walk exploring all walking distance from the Brighton the beautiful landmarks Brighton seafront studio apartment. There has to give. Within walking distance are a variety of different tastes and you can go to Brighton Komedia textures of food to sample. You have known for one of the best family nearby Indian and Thai (Bombay Indian bars for great entertainment and for the amazing environment there and Thai Cuisine) then literally down the road from the Indian restaurant is there. Definitely a place to go. you have a local Fish and chip shop You will be able to do things you (B F C Fish and Chips) Depending on would least expect to do as well due to being near the beach. Walk your mood for food where you will be located would be the ideal place to on the Brighton Pier, Walk on the satisfy your needs. Beach, Explore the Brighton locals, embrace the excellence of the 95 place.

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Experience...FLORIDA rlando has always been famous for its beautiful


weather, outstanding scenery, and for being a perfect and ideal family destination. Some would class it to be the perfect relaxing get away break. Being one of the most popular cities in the United States it’ll be no doubt in everyone’s top choices for a perfect family holiday. There are many landmarks that are familiar to everyone like Disney World, and Universal Studios which have many tourists visiting daily. It’s a beautiful location which is famous for relaxing and being a peaceful location ideal for the perfect get away. In regards to who the holiday suits most it would be people with a family as it’s in Disney world where you would be staying. Romantic Rating 7/10 Entertainment: 9/10 Ideal Location: 10/10

PLACE TO STAY? .. we’ve got it! Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Such a perfect location to stay in, the Buena Vista Palace is beautiful within it’s surroundings and captivates everyone’s needs straight away. Breath-taking views will be available from your balcony as you embrace the tropical feel with rooms


that are spacious and wellequipped. Property type: Hotel Meals: Catering Per Person from £1,144 Includes: Economy Flight Room only Car hire


There are endless amounts of food places you can enjoy depending on your mood. You have a mini market so you can grab little bits and pieces if you want to grab snacks whenever you feel and that’s open from 6:00am until 12 midnight. There is a fantastic restaurant called the broad walk Restaurant which serves incredible dishes and has a kind atmosphere and service when it comes to taking your order. There are many places great and ideal for families like for example the American Buffet as if you have any children aged 9 years and under they get to eat for free.


Everything you want to in regard to your entertainment needs are in and around the complex. The possibilities are endless and there are countless amounts of fun to experience during your stay. Entertainment and activities are incredibly fun and family-active designed for all ages and not just for one specific age. You could be 9 or 99 and still have fun with the activities available. The Entertainment activities are endless as there are two swimming pools in which everyone can enjoy the sun and swimming, embracing the beautiful atmosphere.


and is an incredible destination idea for a romantic break or even a relaxing beautiful break to escape. Turkey has many stunning views and amazing weather. Regardless where you visit in turkey, it’s always going to look magnificent which ever part you decide to travel to.

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Beyaz Yunus Olu Denize Experience the beautiful city and feel the passion from within the surroundings of turkey. You get your own private swimming pool too so take a dip whenever you feel the need for a swim. Property Type: Double Meals: Self Catering Location: Sea View It ranges from prices from £1,450 (1 weeks) It ranges from prices from £2,625 (2 weeks)

Travel The place we are mostly focusing on is Gulf of Fethiye for it’s beautiful architecture and beautiful scenery being a peaceful destination to go and relax. Romantic Rating : 9/10 Ideal Location: 8/10 Entertainment: 6/10

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Love..TURKEY urkey has the best beaches, locations and landmarks


There are many varieties of take away restaurants to choose from within walking distance from your hotel, though saying that, to get to some of the other restaurants you may be in need of a car. The restaurants closest to the hotel we recommended are the Ankara Yaprak doner Salonu (Döner Kebab Shop Ozsari) and the Ugur Pide Solonu. They’re both Kebab resturants nearby to your hotel having a taste of traditional food.

Go on a romantic stroll with your partner on the beautiful beach, looking at the stunning architecture of the buildings that have been around for centuries. Having a beautiful boat ride around the islands and around turkey is magnificent you would be able to see turkey for it’s self and you would get to see why everyone loves the country so much as you would have fallen in love with the beauty just like everyone else This is a beautiful destination and a holiday that would satisfy your every needs.


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Live...TOKYO okyo has always been famous for it’s unique culture,



With regards of eating out they provide a range of different styles of food in Tokyo including and being a very busy city caught up in the hustle delicate Sashimi. Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy and bustle. It’s a magnificently beautiful place that consisting of fresh raw meat or fish sliced into very contains incredible landmarks and memorable décor thin pieces. The different textures and tastes make within the buildings. it phenomenal. Another traditional Japanese dish Tokyo has everything so if you are looking for a is of course sushi and there are many sushi bars family holiday or if you are looking for a relaxing break about. they have everything that would satisfy your needs. A great restaurant that serves incredible If you are looking for a romantic break for you and a special partner then I would recommend having a stroll sushi is the Ginza Kyubey. If you aren’t a fan of either don’t worry you don’t just have to eat Japathrough the Shinjuku District of Tokyo. It’s absolutely magnificent; it has romance written all over it. If you’re nese traditional dishes there are local places that a lover of fashion Tokyo is the country that has the wild- serves local and world cuisines as with all world multi-cultured cities. est fashion so that could be an experience. I believe though if you have come to a country Regardless of what appeals to you and what you’re like Japan you have to experience the culture looking for, Tokyo has it. within to gain full enjoyment from your holiday. Romantic rating: 5/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Ideal Location: 6/10


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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Satellite TV, Air-con, Tea & coffee, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 74 rooms, mini-bar Prices from £1399per person based on 5 nights.


Tokyo is famous for their creative animation and their wild fashion sense so there is entertainment literally everywhere you look. Creativity is literally everywhere throughout tokyo it’s absolutely amazing how you could literally walk out of your hotel room and something could be happening. Tokyo is a place where you should expect the unexpected in regards to entertainment.

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