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HAPPY CHRISTMAS FIVEWAYS!!

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FIVEWAYS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS!!! Just like the genie in the annual Christmas panto it feels like Christmas has arrived from nowhere in a puff of smoke!! Wasn’t it the summer a few weeks ago? Oh well, guess we just need to embrace it and all that comes with it!! Ho ho ho!!! We have quite a few Christmas articles for you this Yuletide in amongst our usual array of local items so have a browse and see what you discover! It would be remiss of me not to mention our advertisers this Christmas…where you can, please try and use our wonderful local businesses for your Christmas shopping and for stocking the Christmas larder. For small independent shops Christmas can be a crucial time of year to do extra business. We wish you and yours a peaceful and happy festive period! The Fiveways Directory Team info@fivewaysdirectory.co.uk www.fivewaysdirectory.co.uk

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Local Person - Anna Davis

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Christmas Events

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Old Photo

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St Matthias Nativity & Project Wenceslas

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Food Review

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Christmas Artists Open Houses Festival

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Book Review

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Gluck Exhibition

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Fitness

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Fiveways Gardens

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What’s On

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Fun Page

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List of Advertisers

Cover: Image supplied by Clair Letton Publisher: Fiveways Directory Ltd. 10 Hollingbury Road, Fiveways BN1 7JA info@fivewaysdirectory.com Printer: Gemini Distributors: Paul, and James The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts. If and when a third complaint arrives we will verify that all complaints received were genuine and inform the advertiser that we will no longer be promoting their business and inform them why.

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fiveways Meet an actor who has returned to her first love of painting...

FIVEWAYS FACE – ANNA DAVIS Anna Davis is a portrait artist and actor, and lives on Stanford Avenue. She played Lady Tara in Emmerdale from 1997 to 2002 under her stage name of Anna Brecon and won the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the 1998 National Television Awards. How long have you lived in Fiveways? Nine years now. When my husband and I first moved down to Brighton, we did the typical London thing - we hit the sea and decided we had to live on top of the beach.  Six years and two kids later, we moved from Kemp Town up to Fiveways and we love it here. Did you enjoy your time in Emmerdale? It seems a lifetime ago, but yes!  I was working with some very talented people and my character was a real gift to play: witty, bitchy and with a penchant for rolling in the hay with her underlings - what wasn’t there to enjoy?  For an actor in their twenties, it was a great adventure, but it would be a whole different challenge to do it now. What led to your change of career? All I ever wanted to do, as a child, was to be an artist but I had an unhappy time at art college.  I fell into acting by accident, when someone dropped out of an amateur production.  I stepped in and fell head over heels with acting and being a part of a theatrical company.  I’ve loved all the challenges and the absurdities of being an actor but, a couple of years ago, I found a beautiful charcoal life-drawing in a charity shop on the London Road and it echoed to me the kind of work that I had been striving towards as an art student.  I bought it and asked my husband for life-drawing classes for my birthday present and fell into the safe and supportive arms of Debbie Hinks, who teaches at the Hummingbird Studios.  I came out of my first class in tears of joy at finding my first love again and I’ve not stopped painting since. Tell us about your art... I guess it’s a natural thing for an actor, whose passion is people and bringing their stories to life, to shift medium and turn to portraiture.  I use acrylics on large canvases to create bold but very nuanced works that use a wide-ranging palette to draw out the subtleties of light and tone.  It is a huge honour to have someone put their trust in you and to sit for their portrait.  It is their work, not mine, and I never forget that. Where can we see your work? I was lucky enough to be approached, earlier in the year, by Bailey Contemporary Arts in the Kings Road Arches, to exhibit in a group exhibition there.  They have retained some of my work on permanent display, which I’m delighted about. What do you like to do when you’re not working? I’m usually found at Preston Lawn Tennis Club or on the touchline of a windswept football pitch, cheering on an offspring or two.  If I’m left to my own devices, though, I like nothing better than a rummage through the antiques shops of Kemp Town, a good film at the Komedia and lunch in the North Laines, what could be better?

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fiveways Here are a few Christmas events you might like...

LOCAL CHRISTMAS EVENTS CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Friday 15th December, 6-7pm, Blakers Park This year’s carol singing gathering will be led in the park as usual by Keith McMurray’s festive band. The Cleveland Arms will be providing free mulled wine and veggie/sausage rolls, and you can collect your carols song sheet there on the evening. FATHER CHRISTMAS AT PRESTON MANOR Saturday 16, Sunday 17 & Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 December, 10am-5pm £10 per child + admission, price includes gift, book in advance: 03000 290902 Experience the magic of Christmas as Lady Ellen’s sumptuous drawing room is transformed by the presence of Father Christmas. Come and see the work of his helpful elf who has been busy decorating the Christmas tree and the room with garlands and Victorian-style decorations, and wrapping the gifts for all the children who come to visit. BRIGHTON CHRISTMAS MARKET Brighton Christmas Market will be at Jubilee Square until 23 December. There are traditional Christmas stalls, snow machines and for the first time a Santa’s Grotto. For more information, visit www.brightonchristmasmarket.com.

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THE ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK AND RESTAURANT Open until 14 January 2018, 10am-10.15pm (from £10 adult, £7 child) The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is open for its eighth year on the Royal Pavilion’s East Lawn. The rink has an additional beginners’ area, and offers penguin skate aids. There’s no charge for spectating for those who prefer to sit and soak up the atmosphere. Book direct via: www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk.  

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VARNDEAN FARM AREA Although this small farm was quite old its use became somewhat circumscribed after the land was acquired by Brighton Corporation for educational purposes. This photograph was taken on 1 March 1939. On the horizon is Varndean School for Girls, opened by the Duchess of Atholl on 2 June 1926, while the Boys’ School followed five years later on 2 March, 1931 Thanks to the Regency Society for this image from their photoraphic archives, The James Gray Collection. You can see thousands of more historic pictures of Brighton and Hove at www.regencysociety-jamesgray.com.

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fiveways News of events at St Matthias Church...

CHRISTMAS AT ST MATTHIAS What are you expecting this Christmas? Here at St Matthias we’re celebrating what no-one expected: a baby born into poverty; born into an uncertain world with a message that is still so important for us all. Christmas is a great time for a community to come together. We would love you to come and join in with our growing church family to mark this special time of year. Start celebrations on 17th December with family-friendly Beer & Carols on the church lawn, including a pop-up bar hosted by Quaff. Later in the evening on the 17th we will be back in the beautifully decorated church building for a reflective Carols by Candlelight. St Matthias Kids Church will be hosting Family Carols on 24th December. Grab the whole family and come at 4pm to relive the story of the first Christmas. Time for a real party on Christmas morning! At 10am, St Matthias Church will be open to celebrate this greatest

of days. Think lights, party and family fun - bring your favourite presents to show off. Whatever you are expecting this Christmas, come and visit us to join in the adventure that starts with Jesus: that very special baby whose birth changed the world. A campaign to help people in fuel poverty...

BRIGHTON LIONS CLUB PROJECT WENCESLAS Brighton Lions Club is launching Project Wenceslas, a campaign to help combat fuel poverty in Brighton and Hove.

People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate the amount to Brighton Lions, who can assure that every penny will go towards alleviating fuel poverty. Fuel poverty has increased mainly due to rising energy prices and more people die from cold housing than die on the roads each year. Most deaths occur among people aged 65 or over. Donations can be made by credit/debit cards through Brighton Lions Club’s website at: www.brightonlions.org.uk or cheques payable to Brighton Lions Club should be sent to the club at Lions Dene, The Deneway, Brighton, BN1 5AZ. People sending cheques are asked to confirm that their donations may be treated as Gift Aid so that the value of the donation can be increased by 25%.

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fiveways Rosie Greenaway visits The Cleveland Arms in Cleveland Road...

THE WELCOMING ARMS OF THE CLEVELAND If you’ve spent much time living around Fiveways, you’ll be well acquainted with the old pub gentrification routine. Photo by Rosie Greenaway

Gastropubs, glossy watering holes - whatever you call the metamorphosis of the beloved public house, the bottom line is that the disorienting patterned carpets are long gone, along with every carvery-esque morsel of disappointing grub. And the latest in a run of Fiveways boozer revivals is The Cleveland Arms. It’s been under the watchful eye of Sarah and Jamie since June, and their treatment of the interior is refreshing. The space has been opened up by stripped floorboards, soothing blue-grey hues on the lower wood panelling and crisp white paint on the upper walls. On each table there are individual vases of fresh flowers. But while the décor might have evolved and the menu might have upped its game, this still feels like a pub for the everyday drinker, the Sunday roaster, the darts competitor and the board games player. It’s a true local, for the locals. On a need-to-know-basis, they serve goblets of Brighton Gin. Say no more. And what can you expect to eat? Well, if you’re a meat feaster or a seafood

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Fish tempura and wasabi pea tartare lover you’ll have your pick of the usual pub classics, but peppered amongst them are a few star dishes: fragrant moules marinière; ham hock, pickled cucumber and pomegranate mixed leaf salad with honey-mustard dressing; pan-fried prawns and chorizo in a rich tomato sauce with charred toast; and chicken caesar croquettes. Neatly presented on a wooden board, my highlight is the fish tempura and wasabi pea tartare. The tender white chunks of Icelandic haddock are coated in fluffy batter and served with a daring kick of wasabi. It’s a Marmite situation; you’ll either dig this dish or you won’t, but it gets my personal seal of approval.   A cold night demands a hearty main, so I opt for the lentil and vegetable sausages: one of two vegetarian main courses. It has to be said that vegan sausages are of a consistency that is notoriously tricky to hold together. Were it not for the embracing nest of crushed new potatoes, roasted vegetables and red wine jus, I might object to the way the sausages crumble apart, but the flavours overtake any potential disappointment. Smoky and substantial, this is an excellent dish with which to segue your appetite from summer into winter, and the perfect comfort food for the dark nights of December. Rosie Greenaway www.barefootblissblog.wordpress.com

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fiveways A fantastic opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts…

CHRISTMAS ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES FESTIVAL Brighton’s Artist Open Houses has returned this Christmas. Hundreds of artists and makers are opening their houses and studio spaces to the public, offering the opportunity to buy direct from the artists in their own homes. The festival began at the end of November and continues for the first two weekends of December. There are a diverse selection of arts, crafts, jewellery, ceramics, quirky gifts, homewares and much more on show. Many of the houses also offer mince pies and mulled wine. Open houses in the Fiveways area include: 11 Rugby Road: Placed in the top three Best Open Houses in May 2017, 11 Rugby Road returns transformed! A forest of Christmas trees festooned with decorations fills the lounge. Explore the installation-like displays and discover illustrations, unique cards and custom baubles, exquisite silver jewellery, ceramic flowers and crochet sprouts! 11 Rugby Road 99: A fun and bustling house with a whole host of treasures including beauty products, vintage cardigans, pottery, bags, vintage-inspired cards, embroidery and frocks. 99 Ditchling Rise The Cicada House: Nick Orsborn’s paintings, prints and Cicada Jewellery, plus 16 guest artists showing glass

Personalised baubles at 11 Rugby Road hangings, kiln glass, felting, mosaics, ceramics, turned wood, fabrics, tree decorations and a great selection of smaller gifts, all at affordable prices, with free refreshments. 30 Stanmer Villas Full listings of all the participating houses can be found at www.aoh.org.uk.

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fiveways Our book review from Gary Mepsted...

NOTES ON MY FAMILY by Emily Critchley EVERYTHING WITH WORDS, PAPERBACK, £8.99 I doubt it’ll come as any surprise to you, but my exposure to Young Adult fiction has been both limited and largely negative. I wrote, scathingly, about the genre an issue or two back. Now, in what might be seen as a violent volteface, I’m about to heartily recommend a novel which has just been published under the YA banner, Notes on My Family by Emily Critchley. I should immediately declare my relationship to both author and book. Emily is my partner and I’ve watched ‘Notes’ blossom from tentative opening pages to published novel. The book was originally conceived as a novel for adults but, as all writers know, the work has a way of finding its true destination. The foregoing review is written entirely without bias. The author, and my readers, would expect nothing less. The novel’s greatest strength lies in its central character, confused and alienated Louise Coulson (Lou) who witnesses the breakdown of her family through a series of surreal crises, not least seeing her mum burning the family photographs in a saucepan on the living-room floor and setting the carpet alight. To escape her bizarre and unhappy existence, Lou has created an alternative reality for herself and another set of parents, Annabel and Neil, both successful architects who live beside a beautiful loch. There’s also an adorable dog, Renzo. Each of the novel’s cast of characters is marvellously evoked. These people are real and authentic, not there to serve the author’s greater purpose, as is the case with so much YA fiction whose raison d’être is to draw attention to some societal injustice or whatever; nothing wrong with that of course, but a novel needs to work as a novel and here ‘Notes’ succeeds admirably. The story is tight as a drum, Lou’s take on life is both humorous and often painfully acute. You can’t help but admire her fortitude as she wanders through life in an autistic haze, for Lou is clearly somewhere on the autistic spectrum but, wisely, the author has chosen an oblique approach

here. This is, avowedly, not a novel which seeks to explore the subject head-on. Lou’s autism is merely a facet of her personality and the hectic, almost baroque world she inhabits. Notes on My Family is far too entertaining and accomplished to only be read by teens. It’s a novel for everyone seeking a warm, wise and witty tale about a young girl struggling to make sense of life, something which very few of us succeed at. Gary Mepsted

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GLUCK...ART & IDENTITY BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, UNTIL 11 MARCH 2018 The 20th century artist Gluck (1895-1978), now also recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity, is the subject of a major new exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Gluck: Art & Identity brings together around 30 rarelyseen paintings and extensive personal ephemera. Born Hannah Gluckstein into a wealthy Jewish family, Gluck attended art school in London and ran away to Cornwall with fellow students during World War I.  The artist mixed with the Newlyn School of painters, and was sketched by Alfred Munnings smoking a pipe in Roma-style dress, before adopting the name Gluck and creating a controversial masculine identity incorporating men’s tailoring, barber-cut short hair and a mannish demeanour.  Gluck, who demanded “no prefix, suffix, or quotes”, became known in the inter-war years for portraits, landand seascapes and stage scenes, and in the 1930s for floral paintings - influenced by society florist Constance Spry with whom the artist was having a relationship. Having developed a cult following among collectors and celebrities in the second half of the 20th century, many Gluck paintings are today owned by private individuals and seldom exhibited.  This major public exhibition brings together key works like The Devil’s Altar (1932), which depicts Constance’s favourite flower Brugmansia and was donated to Brighton in 1953 in an innovative three-tiered frame developed by the artist. Other paintings in the exhibition range from The Pine Cone, painted in 1919, to Credo (Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light) of 1970/3.  Key inclusions are the signature Lilies (1932-36), which perfectly complemented the fashionable all-white interiors of its time, the striking nude Primavera (1920) and the almost-black The Punt

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A LONG DISTANCE RUNNING GLOSSARY... HOW TO TALK THE TALK The marathon season is looming, so make sure you’re fluent in run-speak. Gait - How your feet strike the ground when you run, i.e. she’s got the gait of a gazelle / inebriated donkey.

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IN THE GARDEN...DECEMBER 2017 After a few years of very mild winters, we’re now forecast a cold one so it’s worth reminding you of the need to protect your more tender plants in pots. As they are above ground, the roots can freeze, doing serious damage or killing the plant. Remove all trays from under containers, so plants aren’t sitting in water (or ice), and for the tender specimens, wrap pots in bubble wrap or layers of horticultural fleece and if possible put pots in the most sheltered bits of your garden. Keep bird feeders topped up, especially if it does prove to be a cold winter, and don’t forget to keep fresh water available too. A shallow container for a bird bath is a worthwhile thing to have on view from the house, to watch our feathered friends having a splash about. Gardening is not always a tempting prospect at this time of year. Time, then, to decide whether to tidy the garden or leave it as it is. Traditionally, autumn is the time for clearing away what remains of your herbaceous perennials in your borders, raking up leaves from beds and so on. These days, however, more of us have become aware of how important urban gardens are for all sorts of wildlife. With other natural habitats

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