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Contents Entertainment 4 – 5 The Guide 2 Your Month 9 Talking to…Polar 10 – 11 The Balletboyz come to Guildford

Family 14 – 16 Mum’s The Word

Community 18 – 19 Phyllis Tuckwell: A Patient’s Story 23 Competition time & Free Sausage Roll! 25 Our History: The Buxom Red Head

Food & Drink 30 – 31 Recipes: A Valentine’s Menu 32 Love Bites 34 – 35 Where To Eat…

Lifestyle 39 – 49 Our Guide to Weddings

Sport 51 – 52 Here Comes The Storm: Talking to Tamsin Greenway

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THE GUIDE 2 ‘Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible’ a solo exhibition by Chris Gollon Guildford Cathedral / 8th January - 3rd March

There’s something about Mary isn’t there? Established and acclaimed British artist Chris Gollon comes to Guildford Cathedral for a very special exhibition depicting the theme of incarnation, Mary and women from the bible, re-visiting religious iconography whilst also addressing unanswered questions left in its pages. For more information visit guildford-cathedral.org/events/art

You Must Be Stoking!

The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria / 5th February

Jokes, jokes, pizza and jokes – be entertained as You Must be Stoking returns to the function room of The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria after a yuletide hiatus (comedians must celebrate Christmas / Hanukkha / Diwali / insert festive celebration too you know!)Paul Tonkinson headlines this month’s fiesta of funny. Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 (plus booking fee) via youmustbestoking.com

Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie Cranleigh Arts Centre / 8th February

Here’s a man who lives with his glass half full, a man who embraces and celebrates the fact that he is rock ‘n’ rolls greatest failure. After an appearance on Top of the Pops in the 70’s, John thought he had made it…fast forward 25 years and here is when John next tastes success. Watch the movie and then take part in a Q&A with the man himself. Tickets are available from £10 via cranleighartscentre.org or by calling 01483 278000

Helsinki Dub presents Slide! 8th February / Rubix, University of Surrey

Bass faces at the ready – a brand new club night is coming to Rubix, based at the Surrey University campus in Guildford. House music, light shows, lasers, dancers, face painting – so much fun to be had! Tickets are £10 on the door and for more info visit helsinkidub.com

Grease

Yvonne Arnaud / 8th - 15th Feb

Ah, the fickle nature of teenage love…Its got groove, it’s got meaning; yes people, Grease is undoubtedly the word when it comes to high school musicals. Add to the equation students of Guildford School of Acting and there’s a lot of fun to be had here. Oh Sandy. Tickets are £15. Call 01483 440000 or visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

BalletBoyz – The Talent

G Live / 10th February

An all-male dance company who have rewritten the book of ballet and are causing a stir (and I dare say a few female hearts pumping) in the dance world. Watch the acclaimed BalletBoyz perform their new show The Talent and read the interview on page 10. Tickets are available from £15 (plus booking fee) by calling 0844 7701 797 or visiting glive.co.uk

Susan Calman

Cranleigh Arts Centre / 11th February

Described as a ‘work-in progress’ in which Susan Calman asks lots of questions… Where is she, what is she doing with her life and can she put cat wrangler as her occupation on a mortgage application? Find out more about the cats that got wrangled and get your giggle on. Tickets are available from £10 via cranleighartscentre.org or by calling 01483 278000

Bright Club

Bar Des Arts, Guildford / 13th February

The thinking person’s variety night – Comedy, science, research, music… At Bright Club, comedians and musicians share the bill with scientists and researchers who have prodded and probed their work, extracted the humour, and are ready to share the results with a friendly crowd. The name of Bright Club has spread far and wide and attendance is typically brimming. Be a bright spark and book yourself a seat. Tickets are £5 for more info visit b

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YOUR MONTH Valentines Day 14th February For some love filled suggestions of where to go and what to do, see pages 34-36

Polar (album launch) The Star / 15th February

The National Theatre live screening: War Horse Odeon, Guildford / 27th February

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of War Horse, will be broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas around the world on February 27 which naturally includes Guildford’s Odeon cinema as one of the broadcasters. Tickets are available from www.odeon.co.uk/ odeon-plus/

Founded in these parts a few years ago now, Polar are about to set ear drums ringing internationally with the release of their second full length album Shadowed by Vultures (10th February, In at The Deep End Records). Join the lads for a very special album release show in their hometown of Guildford. Expect gang vocals, circle pits and windmills. This is Polar noise. Tickets are £5 on the door. For more info visit www.facebook.com/thispolarnoise

Wille & the Bandits Boileroom / 27th February

Happy 21st Birthday to Guildford Spectrum 23rd February

Guildford Spectrum is 21 years old this month! Since its opening in 1993, the award-winning leisure complex has received over 35 million visits and welcomes up to 50,000 people in its busiest weeks of the year making it one of the most successful leisure complexes in the UK. Lots of special 21st Birthday celebrations are planned, so make a date to visit Spectrum soon. Visit www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk or call 01483 443322 for more info.

Not to be missed - slide guitar player Wille and his bandits come to Guildford in the midst of what seems to be a never ending international tour. Considered in high esteem by musical colleagues around the world, Wille and the Bandits come with some serious recommendations. If you like roots music, you’ll love this. Tickets are £7 via www.theboileroom.net

Mick Wilson (10 cc)

Three Lions / Farncombe / 28th February

The Three Lions in Farncombe has new tenants, a new look and a live music calendar that most music venues would be envious of. On the 28th February, none other than 10cc frontman Mick Wilson will perform an acoustic set. We don’t like the Three Lions, we LOVE them. Keep an eye out for exciting developments on the horizon. Admission is FREE and the entertainment kicks off from 8.30 pm. For more info visit www.thethreelionsfarncombe.com

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Othello Holy Trinity Church, 5th | 22nd February Love, jealousy, betrayal, race…well of course this is Bill Shakespeare’s tale of Othello et al, performed by the established Guildford Shakespeare Company in the atmospheric confines of Holy Trinity Church in Guildford. Get your tickets quick as GSC have developed a reputation that spans much further than our lovely market town. 2014 marks a special year for this local band of thespians. In addition to their spectacular open-air season that takes place in various locations throughout the summer (Twelfth Night at Guildford Castle in June & Henry V at Guildford Cathedral in July) GSC will also be marking the 450th birthday of a certain Mr Shakespeare with a series of events in April including the one-woman show by Roy Chatfield, The Other Shakespeare. 2014 also sees the introduction of a new autumn season of performance. Watch this space! Tickets for Othello start from £16.50 available at guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/tickets.php

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes & Vintage Clothing ‘An exultation of Urban Noise’ The Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey | 16th February An interesting name for an exhibition and performance that is as captivating as the work the title belongs to. This six movement noise opera, presented by the neo-futurist collective and artist Joseph Young (aka Guiseppi Marinetti) is composed of music, Super-8 film, text and interrelated soundscapes.

“It is a story of gentrification, antiSemitism and austerity and how the financial and political turmoil of the 1930’s has come back to haunt us…”

– Joseph Young

Joseph is an established artist, supported by the Arts Council England working in the field of performance and sound with interventions and installations shown at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, as well as internationally in New York and Berlin. Tickets are £10 and available from www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/theatre/events More info on Skinny Vintage visit www.skinnyvintage.com

Blue Moon Revue The Backroom at The Star | 14th February Burlesque, comedy and music - Blue Moon Revue returns to the Back Room of The Star Inn in Guildford for a one off Valentine’s Day special. After sell out performances in October and December of last year, blue beauty Isabelle L’Amour returns to wow Guildford with her brand of sexy stand up from a bygone era. Tickets are £10 and available from guildfordfringe.com To find out more about Isabelle and the Blue Moon Revue, check out isabelle-l-amour.wix.com/ the-isabelle-lamour


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Talking to... POLAR

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olar are Adam Woodford, Nick Jones, Fabian Lomas, Chris Stockings & Jag Jago. Their 2nd full length album Shadowed by Vultures is being released this month. We caught up with Woody and Nick to talk shop…

How did you meet? We’re basically mates from Guildford and the surrounding area… five guys that wanted to be in a band with the same like-minded idea to just go out and do it and push something as far as it can possibly go. We’re managed by Stu GiliRoss (Gallows) and we grew up listening to and watching Gallows… I guess we wanted to see what it would be like to be like Frank Carter etc. The hunger and the thirst to actually see what it was like to be out there in those (band) scenarios, seeing people going mental for our music…

How do you go about writing music? For Iron Lungs, I (Woody) wrote the lyrics, the band wrote the music and it was very much a cut and paste job, put it together, go and record it, get it done. For this latest album we really addressed how we make music. We wanted to make a record

where everybody had input, whether it was vocals, drums, melodies… It meant everybody was proud of every song that came out from those sessions.

Musical influences? Funeral for a Friend have been a big influence on us as a band. They’ve been there, done that and bought the t-shirt, twenty million times over. When we met them it was an odd experience, we walked in and they were sound-checking Juneau. It was surreal. This is a band that, when we were at school, if we had said that we were playing with FFAF, friends wouldn’t have believed us. To be honest, any band or group, whether they be electro, punk, hardcore, who are thinking out of the box and challenging themselves; they inspire us.

Describe the sound of Polar? (Shadowed by Vultures) It’s got absolutely everything. It’s got feeling, raw energy… it’s metal but it’s not metal. It’s punk because of the ethic, it’s

driving, it’s got ballads, it’s got sing a long’s… the last record was 10 heavy songs and this is just different. You’ve got to go and listen to it. The listener can interpret it the way they want.

Plans for the rest of 2014? Shadowed by Vultures comes out on the 10th February. We’re out in Europe for a couple of weeks and have our first tour bus! Then it’s back to the UK to do a headline tour with Anavae, The Catharsis and Zoax which everybody is really looking forward to. We’re also excited to announce that we’ve been signed to Prosthetic Records (Lamb of God, Gojira et al) in the US.

Shadowed by Vultures is released on 10th February via In At The Deep End Records and will be available to buy from most music retailers. For more info check out facebook.com/thispolarnoise

What are you listening to? Adam Pain | Tutor at the Academy of Contemporary Music and Blogger Surrey-born musician, producer and tutor at Guildford’s ACM, Adam Pain is a veteran of the studio and stage. He is the writer behind the hilarious and moving blog at www.aworldofpain.co.uk. What was the first record you ever bought? The first record I ever bought for myself, with pocket money, was ‘We Close Our Eyes’ by Go West. A fact that made recording Peter Cox for a charity single extra exciting. A great voice, that fella! What record has had the most significance in your life? I would have to say Stevie Wonder’s ‘Innervisions’ was a game changer - as was Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’. What are you listening to at the moment? The Staves’ ‘Dead and Born and Grown’ album has not been off my iPod since its release in December 2012. Just beautiful.


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ou may not expect ripped torsos, tattooed arms, and raw masculine energy (sounds good doesn’t it?) to burst onto the stage at the ballet, but that is exactly what you’ll find at a BalletBoyz show. We spoke to Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt about the company, the dancers and ‘The Talent’ coming to G Live on Monday 10th February…

BalletBoyz the Talent 2013 in Russell Maliphant's 'Fallen' photo by Panos


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Did all the dancers train in traditional ballet or do they come from a variety of styles?

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of BalletBoyz photo by Hugo Glendinnin

Who are the BalletBoyz? The BalletBoyz are an allmale contemporary dance company, featuring dancers with a range of skills from diverse backgrounds.

Where did the idea for BalletBoyz come from? When we (Michael Nunn and William Trevitt) decided to stop performing we felt there were many ideas that we hadn't had a chance to explore yet. So we drew together this group of extraordinary young men to continue exploring our ideas.

What is your mission as a dance company? We want to make dance of the highest quality with the most creative, collaborative and gifted choreographers we can find. And to perform it for the greatest audiences we can attract.

Is this your first time in Guildford? We performed in Guildford last year and had a great time. The crowd was very supportive and as a result the show was great too – we’re really looking forward to performing at G Live again. It’s a fantastic venue.

Our dancers have many different backgrounds and skills. This allows them to work in many different ways and to be constantly learning from one another. It also keeps choreographers intrigued about what they could produce with us.

What is your personal background in dance? We both studied ballet (Michael Nunn from 15, William Trevitt from 6) and met at The Royal Ballet School. We then spent 12 years performing with the Royal Ballet until we created our own company, BalletBoyz, in 2000.

Tell us about the show, ‘The Talent’. What’s it about? ‘The Talent’ is an exciting company of spectacular dancers, performing choreography that was created especially for them by Liam Scarlett and Russell Maliphant, two of the UK’s most talented choreographers. The programme consists of two pieces – ‘Serpent’, choreographed by Liam Scarlett and ‘Fallen’ by Russell Maliphant. The pieces are very different from each other but both are exciting and absorbing to watch.

Who would enjoy a BalletBoyz production? Anyone and everyone would enjoy our show. We hope that everyone will enjoy it, particularly those who are new to dance and perhaps think dance isn't for them.

In what ways does the BalletBoyz style differ from traditional ballet dancing?

Do the dancers perform to classical or contemporary music?

Despite our title, our style is not just about ballet. We use all of the line and precision of ballet but we mix that in with a more contemporary kind of movement and create a fascinating hybrid that is difficult to define but compelling to watch.

The music in our show is by two composers, Max Richter and Armand Amar. The first is a little more orchestral and classical and the second more filmic and raw.

Describe the BalletBoyz in three words. Extraordinary, athletic, artists.

See the BalletBoyz live at G Live on the 10th February. Tickets are available from £15 (plus booking fee) by calling 0844 7701 797 or visiting glive.co.uk | for more info on the BalletBoyz visit balletboyz.com

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Half Term Week STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY 1997

Get your kids arty, sporty, and outdoorsy w ith these half term activity ideas... Monday 17th… Wild Winter Art at Painshill Park 9am-4pm | 8-13-yrs | £35 | painshill.co.uk

As many parents will know there is a star wars craze currently sweeping through school playgrounds so this is a winner with any young boy. However be prepared for endless discussions on various galactic creatures you have never heard off.

What Rigby says: Can you please explain to us what Star Wars is about? Well it is about space and Jedi and lightsabers and the force. What is the force? I am not really sure but Jedi have it and it can be very dangerous and very good. It’s in your head and your fingers.

Wild West Fun at Birdworld Running all week 10am-6pm | Family ticket £46.95 | birdworld.co.uk

Tuesday 18th… (Make your own) Penguins at The Lightbox Drop-in 1.30pm-4pm | 4+yrs | £2 suggested donation | thelightbox.org.uk Trampolining at Spectrum 2.30pm-4pm | 4-12 yrs | £8.60 | guildfordspectrum.co.uk

Wednesday 19th… Make a Bouncing Butterfly at Wisley Gardens 10.30am-3.30pm | normal gardens admission | rhs.org.uk Ice Skating at Spectrum 10.30am-12pm/1pm-2.20pm | Family ticket £18.80 | guildfordspectrum.co.uk

Thursday 20th…

Who is your favourite character?

Make! Drawing Big & Small at Watts Gallery 11am-1pm/ 2pm-4pm | 5+yrs | £6/£5 Friends | wattsgallery.org.uk

Han Solo and Luke Skywalker and Yoda I think. I like Darth Vader at the end as he is very sorry for being so naughty.

Children's Half-Term Trail at Winkworth Arboretum 10am-4pm | normal gardens admission + 50p per trail | nationaltrust.org.uk

Who do you not like?

Friday 21st...

Jabba the Hutt is very awful and quite naughty. He does not look very nice at all and I am very sure he wants to eat everyone and everything.

Bushwhacking and Bivouac Building at Painshill Park 9am-4pm | 8-13-yrs | £35 | painshill.co.uk Junior Climbing at Surrey Sports Park 3pm-4.30pm | 11-17 yrs | £12 | surreysportspark.co.uk


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Magic, Music and Comedy for Kids at G Live this Half Term…

Half Term at G Live COMEDY WORKSHOP 4 KIDS 7-11 YEAR-OLDS Want to give your kids a confidence boost and give yourself a laugh? Try this stand-up comedy workshop. Professional comics will take your young ones through the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy with a fun show to end. WHEN? 15th February, 11.30am–2pm (show at 3pm) HOW MUCH? £20 CREATIVE ORCHESTRA COURSE 8-14 YEAR-OLDS Got the next Beethoven in the family? This short course is a great way to expand music skills. Inspired by Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, this short course will see conductor Patrick Bailey, musicians from Southern Pro Music Hub and students from Surrey Uni help young musicians create and perform a piece of music about their local area. WHEN? 18th & 19th February, 10am-4pm HOW MUCH? £60 *Participants do not need to be able to read music but will need their own instrument.

INTRODUCTION TO CIRCUS SKILLS 7-12 YEAR-OLDS Two days of circus skills instruction. Expert instructors from the UK’s leading Youth Circus Provider give your kids a go at stilt walking, unicycle riding, the diablo and acrobatics. WHEN? 20th & 21st February 10am–4pm HOW MUCH? £60 G LIVE FAMILY DAY 3-7 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR FAMILIES Enjoy a whole day of magic comedy, treasure hunts, colouring competitions, a joke wall and storytelling for all the family. Also enjoy 25% off everything from the Café-Bar. WHEN? 22nd February, 10am-4pm HOW MUCH? FREE

For more info see glive.co.uk

Family Festival at the Electric Theatre Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd February off with a Film Fun Day on Monday, the Electric Theatre’s annual Family Festival is a fantastic way to spend half term in theatrical, storytelling style. Kicking With a physically hilarious telling of the Three Little Pigs (Tuesday), Play in a Day theatre workshop (Wednesday), Spraoi bilingual performance (Thursday), The Story Box show and The Enchanted Castle workshop (Friday) and a vibrant Kids Disco on Saturday (complete with a Disco Dance workshop to start), you can let your kids open up their imagination and soak up the inspiration this half term. So much to do!

For more info see guildford.gov.uk/electrictheatre

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Shrove Tuesday, or as it’s more popularly known, ‘Pancake Day’, falls a little later this year, on the 4th March. So get ready, or just get ahead, with these simple recipes the kids –and you- will love.

AMERICAN STYLE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES WITH YOGHURT & MAPLE SYRUP For an American twist, try these super simple fluffy pancakes. Makes 12

EASY CRÊPE RECIPE Classic crêpes that can be adapted for both sweet and savoury toppings. Makes 8 • 100g plain flour

• 80g butter

• 2 large eggs

• Lemon wedges, to serve (optional)

• 300ml milk • Pinch of salt

• Granulated sugar, to serve (optional)

1. Pour the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest. 2. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and throw in a knob of butter. When hot, pour a ladleful of batter into the pan and tilt the pan to cover the surface. Cook for 1 min on each side until golden. If you’re feeling brave, toss them in the pan or use a fish slice to turn them. 3. Set aside on a warm plate or in a low oven as you go. Wipe the pan with kitchen paper in between pancakes. 4. Serve with lemon wedges and sugar or your favourite filling. We recommend sliced bananas and whipped cream or chocolate spread and chopped hazelnuts.

• 200g blueberries • 1 free-range egg • 240g of selfraising flour • 240ml of milk • ½ teaspoon of salt

• 1 teaspoon of caster sugar • 40g butter • Plain yoghurt • Maple syrup

1. Put the egg, self-raising flour, milk, salt and sugar into a large bowl and whisk until you get a smooth batter. Gently crush half of the blueberries so that they release a little juice and some of their colour and gently stir them into the batter. Rest for 30 minutes. 2. Put a large frying pan on a medium heat and add half the butter. When the pan is hot and the butter has melted, ladle a portion of the batter into the pan. One ladle will make one portion so cook several at a time if you can. 3. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes turning them over when they start to brown on the bottom. When cooked on both sides, transfer them to a plate, wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper, add the rest of the butter and start again. Repeat until all the batter is used up. 4. To serve, drizzle the pancakes with yoghurt and maple syrup and scatter over the rest of the blueberries.


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PHYLLIS TUCKWELL: A Patient’s Story

This year TG media are supporting the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, a charity dedicated improving the quality of life for their patients and their families. Rich Lee spoke to one patient, Susan Swayne, to learn about her experience coping with terminal lung cancer and of the invaluable care provide by the hospice…

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meet Susan Swayne at the Phyllis Tuckwell in her bright and comfortable bedroom at the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice. With her is her daughter Vanessa - or ‘nurse’ as her mother jokingly calls her- and more relatives, including her brother and her husband David, drop in

to say hello. Despite being propped on her side in bed to relieve her discomfort, the 70-year old mother of two and grandmother of five is as animated and jovial as if she were holding court around her family table back home. Because, to Susan and her family, the Phyllis Tuckwell

hospice really is like home. Before she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in June 2013, Susan was a bereavement counsellor and worked with many patients and families including those at Phyllis Tuckwell. “As a counsellor, I never wanted or expected to know this side of it. I was a coward,” she says, with a streak of humour. “But it prepared me for it in some ways.” She recalls her feelings when she first learnt of her cancer. “I believe I knew there was something wrong for a long time before it was only officially diagnosed last year. You just know your own body. Did it come as a surprise? No, not totally. Was I scared? Not overly. Of course, I didn’t like it; I didn’t want to have cancer. I’ve got far, far too much to live for. But was I scared? Not outrageously, no.


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“I didn’t want this, of course. I’m a happy person who loves her family absolutely ultimately. But my Christian beliefs have been paramount, so instead of asking ‘how could God let this happen?’ it was more like: ‘why not?’ So I felt it was under control. I found peace. I have so much support, from my family and from my church, my friends and, of course, from this hospice.” When deciding on the kind of care she would need, Susan says it was barely a decision at all. “From the very beginning I said I do not want to go to hospital. Hospitals are wonderful, but they are not hospices.” Her daughter Vanessa explained how Phyllis Tuckwell has been with them from the very start. “We had regular visits from the clinical nurse specialist who assessed our needs and requirements and who organised everything with the doctors and home care teams. She told us about what would happen and what

to expect. “It was hard for my dad at first, when he was looking after Mum from home,” she says, “and it was a relief when the nurses would come to see them. She became quite anxious at home for the last few days, she was uncomfortable and was having trouble breathing and was quite scared. But as soon as she came to Phyllis Tuckwell it was just an instant relief, for her and for us.” “The hospice is absolutely amazing,” continues Susan. “Every single person, whether they are volunteers or staff, they are angels. I just couldn’t wish for any better treatment. The food is unbelievable – if I rang the bell for jelly, jelly will appear in my hand! (One has very simple tastes). But the people here are kindness itself.” The hospice employs 200 staff who are supported by an army of volunteers, 800 strong, all of whom are involved at every level, from

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administration to treatment to therapy. “There’s a tremendous amount of complimentary therapy, here, so they come and massage my feet, for example, which is wonderful,” Susan buzzes. Such activities are also extended to the patient’s relatives, and Susan’s husband David admits that he’s enjoyed a little hand massage and aromatherapy himself. “Many of these people are volunteers and you get so much from their skills. They are absolutely priceless.” Did Susan, like many people, have her own msconceptions about hospices? “Of course I did, before I started working here. They were terrifying! They were ‘a place to die’. Well, we’re all going to die. But hey, dying’s not so bad. So far, it has been… easy. Really, it’s okay, thanks to the support I receive from family and friends and from the staff and volunteers at Phyllis Tuckwell.”

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arah said: When I met Ian, I was living at home with my mother, who was very approving of him. The house resembled a florist, with all the flowers Ian sent me at the start of our relationship. I knew he was clingy, but it was my first experience of being with a man and things were good. Four months later they got engaged. Things were going well, but two years later on their wedding day, there was a noticeable change in Ian’s behaviour. Sarah said: He had a vice like grip on my hand that day. I was his possession. From that day forward I was not allowed to continue a friendship with a gay friend at work, or sing with the local choir. Because I was a nurse and worked long hours, he would make me feel guilty for wanting to spend free time away from him. He even made himself sick if I’d arranged to see a friend. As with 51% of domestic abuse cases in Surrey, the abuse continued, got worse, and resulted in injury. Sarah said: After the birth of our son, we had many visits to hospital as he had health problems. Ian would not help with Alex’s medical needs, and would lock him in his room crying and screaming. If I tried to help he’d spit and hit me when I was holding Alex, or grab my neck. If I voiced my concerns to him, in a moment of peace, he would threaten to kill himself and take my son with him. After I had an operation, Ian raped me with such force I now need a walking stick. It was only when her son was abused that Sarah felt she could be honest with her friends, who encouraged her to get in touch with the Surrey Domestic Abuse helpline, which was a real turning point. Sarah said: My friends and mother were shocked and saddened. In retrospect they did think his behaviour was strange, but they put it down to the stress of the birth of my son. They have since told me they didn’t think it was their place to say anything. I am happy to be open about it now, but when it is happening, you don’t know what to do. The story is not over. Sarah’s son will see his father twice a month until he is old enough to make his own decisions. Sarah said: It is still a concern, however, things are so much better than they were and I am now beginning to turn my life around. My advice to anyone experiencing abuse, or to those who know someone who might be, is to get help now. The support I got from the Surrey domestic abuse helpline was invaluable and I couldn’t thank them enough. *Names have been changed in this story.

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THREATENED, RAPED, HIT, AND SPAT AT. THIS WAS JUST SOME OF THE ABUSE, THAT SARAH WAS SUBJECTED TO IN THE FAMILY HOME. What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse encompasses physical, psychological, sexual, financial and emotional abuse. It is controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members – regardless of gender or sexuality.

How can I help? If someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, find out how to #TakeTheFirstStep. Contact the yourSanctuary 24 hour Surrey domestic abuse helpline on 01483 776822 or visit www.SurreyAgainstDA.info. Report it to Surrey Police’s Public Protection Investigation Unit on 101. Dial 999 in an emergency.


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Charity Spot: RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE by Wizzi Seaton

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he RASASC offer services to victims of rape and sexual abuse and their families. Abuse of this nature can be the most traumatising experience a person can endure, and finding someone to turn to is often the first step to recovering.

“We care, we understand, we believe and we can help you.”

Established in 1992, the RASASC aim to support all male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Surrey and the surrounding areas.

These are the words of Sonja, Management Co-ordinator and Fundraiser for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Guildford.

Through their anonymous helpline, precourt support, counselling, family and friends support service and independent sexual violence advisor (ISVA) services, this non-judgemental team of specialists and volunteers can offer victims professional help and a gentle ear.

Whether it occurred in your past, was someone you know or you know someone it’s happened to, help is here…

There are 21 trained counsellors at the centre offering a variety of therapies. From shortterm Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) to long-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the charity offer ongoing confidential counselling sessions for up to two years with both daytime and evening sessions available. Many of the people that get in touch with the charity are adults that experienced sexual abuse as children, often from members of their own family. “Sometimes when their own children reach the age they were abused, it can trigger memories,” says Sonja. Horrifyingly, the RASASC has seen a rise in demand for counselling for child victims, and due to this sad fact there are now specialist counsellors for 13–16 year-olds. Despite a common misconception, victims of rape and sexual abuse are not always female and 30% of people that use the RASASC are male. The RASASC offer single gender support groups and this year hope to launch two aftercare coffee mornings, one for men and one for women. Since inception the RASASC have tried to raise their profile and put an end to the embarrassment that surrounds sexual abuse. Each year members of the team take part in a sponsored walk to raise funds and help reach out to those that are suffering in silence.

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OUR HISTORY: The King and Nell ...A POTTED HISTORY OF WHERE WE LIVE AND WHO LIVED HERE

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h yes: February. That most golden and romantic of months. But it’s not just nowadays that love blooms around this time. It appears there’s a rich history of romance in these here parts. So before you pop out to pick up a diamond consider this Royal Love story. It’s 1667 and Lord Buckhurst has just rented a house on the High Street in Epsom. Number 36, in case you were wondering. He plans to spend the summer months frolicking with his beautiful mistress who goes by the name of Nell Gwyn. Now as it turns out, old Nelly was one of the most famous, highly paid and outright fit comedy actresses treading the boards on the London stage. Alas, Buckhurst did not keep her for long. How we know about this in the days before phone tapping I know not but anyway, the thing was that King Charles (the second one) visited Epsom loads in order to take the famous salts and generally have a detox yah? Here Charlie-boy saw Nelly, the vision of redheaded beauty that she was, and thought “worth a punt”. Events played right into Charlie’s hands because, on the night of the 11th of October, Plucky-Bucky ended up in a punch-up outside a pub (who doesn’t) the end result of which saw him stripped naked and shoved unceremoniously into the local nick. So, think about it for a sec: you’re Gwyn, you’re lover’s turned out to be a bit of a bowler and you’ve got the richest man in England if not the world eager to let his snake run amok in your garden. Guess what? Nelly packed her bags and moved in with the King. To be fair to Charlie and her, there was obviously a bit of emotion between them because Nell and he remained friends with benefits until he kicked the royal chamber pot in 1685 with his last words being: “Let not poor Nelly starve.” By the looks of it she’d probably shacked up with another bloke to keep her lifestyle on the go; I mean you’ve got to crack on right?

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GUILFEST 2014: POWER TO THE PEOPLE (AND TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF AN APPLICATION)

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fter months of speculation and delays, Guildford Borough Council formerly announced its approval of the application for popular summer event GuilFest at Stoke Park, subject to a number of conditions.

GuilFest organiser, Tony Scott, said he is confident that he and his team will be able to meet all criteria and return the beloved festival back to the people of Guildford. “We’re really, really excited. A big, big thank you to everybody who signed the petition (that’s a good 4,000 of you Guildfordians) and turned out to the council meeting last October. It’s real people power. Put it in the diaries: 18th, 19th and 20th July. It’s going to be the best GuilFest ever.”

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egs at the ready, next month (8th March) is the first ever Surrey Half Marathon. Your last chance to sign up is the 24th February and you should do so by visiting surreyhalfmarathon.co.uk. The race starts and finishes at Guildford’s Stoke Park and the tarmacked route will take you to neighbouring Woking and back.


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f you’re a regular reader of this wonderful guide, you’ll notice that our music pages have interviews with local musicians and artists whom we consider to be real rising stars. Whether they’ve honed their skills at the esteemed ACM or have done it D.I.Y. when it comes to music, Guildford’s got it good. PRESS PLAY production duo De$ignated - making sweet house music, whilst blending UK bass, these boys look set for big things. soundcloud.com/designated

PRESS PLAY boy + girl = Princess Slayer – live electro, with one heck of a catchy tune. Having headlined the inaugural Independent Venue Week event at The Boileroom, we’re excited to see what 2014 holds for Princess Slayer. soundcloud.com/princess_slayer

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he individuals who exist amongst us, those folk that live with their cups half empty, may believe that the world is full of hollow promises. Not here at TG Towers, no, no. As you may know, we like a challenge. Whether the aim of the game is of annual endurance or simply to improve on one’s personal performance - to put it simply: we’re up for it. Hands in the air, and yelps of “me, me” festooned the office recently, upon asking the staff to take up a 30 day challenge. Keep your eyes peeled next month to see just what’s achievable when you put your mind to it.

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FA R ME R S ’ MA R K E T S & O T H E R F O O D I E T R E AT S Farmers’ Markets CRANLEIGH FARMERS’ MARKET 15th Feb | 10:00am – 2:00pm 15th Feb | 10:00am – 2:00pm Village Hall RIPLEY FARMERS’ MARKET 8th Feb | 9:00am – 1:00pm The Village Green COBHAM FARMERS’ MARKET 22nd Feb | Hollyhedge Parade FARNHAM FARMERS’ MARKET 23rd Feb | 10:00am – 1:30pm Central Car Park EPSOM FARMERS’ MARKET 2nd Mar | Epsom Market Place GUILDFORD FARMERS’ MARKET 4th Mar | 11:30am – 3:30pm High Street

Foodie Events LAMB BUTCHERY COURSE – BUTCHER’S HALL FARM SHOP, FOREST GREEN Tuesday 25th February Veteran butcher Murray will talk about the breeds reared at Home Farm and why they are particularly good for us. He will then go to work showing you the whole carcass. You will get your own half lamb to work on which you can take away with you at the end of the course and devour at your leisure. An informal supper at the shop is included. Approximately 3 1/2 hours from 6pm. £140 per person GUILDFORD INSTITUTE - CHEESE AND WINE MATCHING Tuesday 25th February In Association with the Surrey Wine School, the GI will be running an amazing one night cheese and wine course. Delicious soft, semi-hard, hard and blue cheeses, bread and chutneys will be matched with crisp, dry sparkling and still whites, light and full-bodied reds and conclude with a sweet wine. £30.00 per person, Enquiries: 07785 790213

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ooking your loved one a romantic dinner is one of the simplest ways to show them how much you care. And it really can be simple to cook a delicious three course meal, as this menu demonstrates. These dishes are so easy to prepare and to cook and will win the heart of any date without you even breaking a sweat (save that for later). Make the mousse a day before to take the pressure off on the night and you’re good to go.

Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Walnut Salad Serves two • 100g round of goat’s cheese • 1 apple, preferably Braeburn or Cox • 2 slices of white bread • 2 tsps honey • 2 handfuls of rocket leaves • 30g walnuts, roughly chopped • 2 tsps extra virgin olive oil • 1 tsp aged balsamic vinegar • Black pepper

1. Cut the goat’s cheese round into halves to make two discs. Core the apple and cut two half centimetre discs from the middle. Using scissors or a biscuit cutter around the same size as the apple slices, cut two circles from the slices of bread. 2. Lightly toast the bread then top each with a slice of apple and a half of goat’s cheese. Drizzle a teaspoon of honey over the top of each goat’s cheese, add a twist of black pepper and put under a medium hot grill until the cheese starts to bubble and brown slightly. 3. Lightly dress the rocket leaves in the olive oil and vinegar, add some of the chopped walnuts then divide between two plates. Place a circle of goat’s cheese, apple and toast on top of the leaves, drizzle a little balsamic over and scatter a few more walnuts to serve.


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Rib Eye Steak, Sweet Potato Wedges and Easy Pepper Sauce Serves two • 2 large sweet potatoes • 1 olive oil • 2 tbsp sesame seeds • 1 tbsp paprika • Salt and pepper to taste • 2 thick rib eye steaks • 40g butter • 10 tomatoes on the vine • 30g butter • 1 tbsp olive oil • Salt and pepper • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar • 250 ml beef stock • 4 heaped tbsp extra thick double cream • Black pepper

Chocolate Salted Caramel Mousse

1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Peel the potatoes then cut into wedges and place them in a large bowl. Using your hands, coat the wedges all over in the oil, sesame seeds, paprika and salt and pepper. Place on a baking tray in the oven for 25-30 minutes until they brown and crisp at the edges 2. Meanwhile, season the steaks with salt and cracked black pepper on both sides and heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the seasoned steaks and the butter and fry for 2-4 minutes spooning the melted butter over the steaks as you go. Turn the steaks and add the tomatoes –keep on the vinecontinuing to baste both the steaks and the tomatoes for 2-4 minutes. Remove the steaks and tomatoes and allow to rest on a warm plate, pouring the remaining pan juices over them. 3. For the sauce, add the red wine vinegar to the same pan and cook for about a minute until reduced by half, then add the stock and boil until reduced by a third. Stir in the cream and add as much pepper as required. Boil rapidly for one minute then pour over the steak to serve.

Serves two • 60g caster sugar • 1.5 tbsp. water • 25g salted butter • 100g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces • 2 eggs, separated • 120ml double cream • Pinch of sea salt

1. Put sugar and water into a heavy bottomed saucepan and cook over a medium heat until it turns a dark amber colour, then set aside. Never stir the caramel while it is cooking, instead swirl the pan a little to distribute evenly over the pan’s surface.

2. Heat the cream on the hob until hot –not boiling- or in a microwave for one minute el, and then stir into the caram a th fro l wil it as e taking car bit. d 3. Stir in the butter followe by the chocolate until the combined and then stir in two egg yolks. stiff 4. Whisk the egg whites to peaks and then incorporate bit into the chocolate caramel, go. you as ing by bit, fold s, 5. Pour the mixture into cup es acl ept rec er glasses or oth four and chill in the fridge for g. vin ser ore bef rs to six hou

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LOVE BITES Let your food set the mood this Valentine’s day with these five potent – and proven – aphrodisiacs.

Basil Ancient Romans considered basil a symbol of love. It’s clean, bright fragrance is almost enough to lift the mood itself but it’s the flavonoids in basil that are said to be antiinflammatory and that combat erectile dysfunction and low libido.

Chocolate You can’t really go wrong with chocolate. Apart from its exquisite taste and texture, chocolate contains a number of unsexy sounding chemicals that produce sexy feelings, chemicals such as penylethylamine and andandamine which stimulate dopamine and serotonin in the brain’s pleasure centres, producing feelings of well-being and excitement.

Garlic We know. Pungent garlic seems like a bad choice if you’re trying to get in the mood. But, strong smell aside, among garlic’s many healthy properties it is well known that it improves blood circulation, which in turn aids arousal. Don’t fancy the funky breath? Consider taking supplements.

Oysters Oysters have been claimed as potent aphrodisiacs for centuries. That infamous 18th century ladies’ man, Casanova, was said to eat 50 a day for breakfast to fuel his rampant libido. These days, science seems to agree with these claims. The shellfish are packed with zinc, a mineral that cranks up the production of testosterone, which has been linked to a higher sex drive. For the best oysters sold locally visit The Chelsea Fishmonger in Guildford. 01483 458244

Chillis The fiery peppers are a brazen invitation to turn up the heat, but it’s a chemical they contain called capsaicin which, when consumed, increases heart rate, induces sweating and increases the sensitivity of nerve endings. They also stimulate the release of endorphins that provide a natural high in the same way that intercourse does.


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WHERE TO EAT: Britten’s, Guildford by Rich Lee

Britten’s Restaurant 1C Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RT

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ritten’s is Chef Daniel Britten’s first restaurant and his tight, focussed menu, demonstrates a chef brimming with creativity and the freedom to explore food in his own way. The former decorator-turned Masterchef contestantnow chef-proprietor has spent the last few years working in some of the best kitchens around his native Surrey. And it shows. The décor at Britten’s is minimal and relaxed and ideal for any occasion, be it a group or couple. Soft spot lighting and comfy banquette seating are an invitation to enjoy a long, easy evening of it. A starter of smoked mackerel fillet– skin crisped in the pan;

Tel: 01483 302888

the flesh tender and flavoursome- was lifted with a scattering of micro-herbs and beetroot and a silky smoked eel mousse laced with lime. Another plate of wood pigeon and pheasant terrine was a seasonal taste of the countryside jacked up with smart flavours from the pickled grapes and pecans. Locally sourced meat is butchered onsite, and this craftsmanship extends to the cooking, as proved by a glorious mains of pork, cooked three ways. Two coffee-rubbed fillets cooked to a moist, juicy blush were crowned with meltingly tender cheek and a rude spike of crispy pig’s ear: a tastier celebration of pork I’ve not had for ages. The other mains of perfectly moist chicken breast –the

seasoned skin cracked and slightly charred over the grill- was exceptional with a fragrant curried truffle sauce and buttery potato gratin. This is comfort food given some real polish, and the desserts were no different. There was a comforting sticky toffee banana pudding that was lighter and far more refined than you’d expect. Similarly, a rich warm chocolate cake managed to be both light and decadent especially when paired with an exquisite salted caramel ice cream. Two months in and Britten’s is already pulling them in, and with food this confident we can see why.

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---------------------Chargrilled South Coast Mackerel, Smoked Eel, Beetroot £8.00 Wood Pigeon & Pheasant Terrine, Pickled Grapes, Candied Pecans, Toast £6.00 ---------Roasted Pork Fillet, Braised Cheek,Buttery Potato, Apples, Crispy Ear £17.00 Free range Banham chicken breast, potato gratin, truffled curry broth, swiss chard £16.00 ---------Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding, Toffee Sauce, Yoghurt Ice Cream £7.00 Warm Chocolate Cake, Beetroot, Salted Caramel Ice Cream £7.00 ---------------------Food total : £61.00

Make a meal of Valentine’s Day? Rural Romance in Gorgeous Shere

Rumwong, Guildford Invite your besties along to the sumptuous Rumwong and enjoy fine Thai cuisine together while reclining, Northern Thailand style, at floor level tables in their gorgeous Kan Tok Room.

One of Hollywood’s most romantic locations happens to be on our very doorstep. The picturesque village of Shere and go-to set for rom-coms makes for a perfect couple’s getaway. We suggest dinner at the award-winning Kingham’s restaurant and a night spent at the charming Rookery Nook B&B.

01483 536092 | rumwong.com

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WHERE TO EAT: Cau, Guildford by Rich Lee

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au makes little effort to disguise itself as anything other than a temple to meat, especially as they serve some of the best in the world: Argentinian, grass-fed beef. Which is probably why it’s packed most evenings with diners unleashing their ancient ancestral urge to eat something animal. Cau offers plenty of other dishes that wear the diverse Latin and Asian influences of Buenos Aries cuisine, so vegetarians and even pescetarians are just as welcome here. Although I’m not sure they’d see the point. That primal pull is offset with striking modern design: white ribbed metal walls, black

panelling and bold lighting. Wall prints conjure the endless grass and skies of the company’s spiritual home. We enjoyed starters of succulent swordfish skewers with a fragrant Asian dip and spicy, smoky sausages of lamb merguez and Spanish chorizo. And then the serious meat arrived. Crowned the ‘king of steaks’, the Tira De Ancho might require a king’s ransom to afford it, but the half-kilo cut of rib-eye, about 10” long and as thick as my wrist, certainly tasted good enough for royalty. Slow-grilled and lightly dressed in herby, vinegary chimichurri, this was buttery soft steak cooked to medium-rare

perfection, oozing juice and caressing your teeth with every rapturous bite. There’s no room for pretension with food such as this– steak this good demands Cau’s moreish thrice-cooked chunky chips and a pungent garlic aioli or their rich, dark pepper sauce. Playful puddings such as cornflake ice cream sundaes and brownies are great to round off a meal like this, but I loved the crisp and soft and cinnamon-y churros: light doughnut fingers with dulche de leche dipping sauce. It’s little wonder Cau has proven so popular with Guildford’s diners. The winning formula of buzzy atmosphere, brisk, friendly service, sharp décor and seriously good food at prices to suit all budgets is an easy choice.

Cau

Restaurant 274 High Street, Guildford GU1 3JL Tel: 01483 459 777 www.caurestaurants.com ---------------------Sausages x2 £6.50 Anticuchos- Swordfish with soy, wasabi & ginger £6.50 ---------Sirloin, 260g £17.50 Tira De Ancho, 500g £32.95 ---------Churros with Dulche de Leche £4.95 Corn Flake Ice Cream Sundae £4.95 ---------------------Food Total: £73.35

Keeping it indoors?

Best for an intimate meal Al Vicolo – Swan Lane, Guildford This small, cosy restaurant perched above Swan Lane is an ideal destination to enjoy authentic Sardinian cooking in a relaxed space that evokes the Mediterranean. Perfect for couples who want to re-enact that scene from the Lady and the Tramp. 01483 506306 | alvicolo.co.uk

Prefer the intimacy of your own home on the night but with restaurant quality food that you don’t have to slave over yourself? Bramley-based Private Chef Lucy Prince caters for all manner of events, and romantic meals for two are no exception. Let Lucy serve you beautiful food, leaving you to set the mood just how you’d like. 07785 746394 | lucyclairecatering.co.uk

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VALENTINE’S DAYY the alternative way

WHY FOLLOW THE NORM? TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS VALENTINES DAY…

Champagne in the sky… Swap that romantic dinner for a sunrise balloon flight to start your Valentines Day in sky high style. Hotair.co.uk have launch sites in Guildford, Godalming and Farnham. Just pick your location and take advantage of £15 off their standard Sunrise Voucher. Once back on solid ground why not top the morning off with a full English breakfast in a local pub? hotair.co.uk | 01428 707 307

‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’… On horseback? Oh yes. For an exhilarating but utterly romantic Valentines Day, head for a weekend in the seaside town, Parranporth. Give Reen Manor Riding Stables a call and book yourselves a three-mile ride across one of Cornwall’s finest beaches. reenmanorstables.com | 01872 573064

Where to stay… With the tagline ‘It’s all about romance,’ where could be better than Lower Barns Boutique B&B, St Austell, Cornwall. bosue.co.uk | 01726 844881

Guildford cocktail crawl… Upgrade the traditional British pub-crawl for something a little more sophisticated. Start your cocktail crawl at MKB bar at the top of town, make your way down to Joe Clarkes, pop into All Bar One and end the night with an uplifting Espresso Martini at our favourite, Bar Des Arts. (Remember to call first – you may need to book) bardesarts.co.uk | 01483 453227

Get those love limbs a swingin’... Head to GLive for a Lindy Hop weekly Swing Dancing lesson. Allow Jenny ‘Taps’ Thomas and Andy Fleming to lead you through the basics at a beginners class from 8–9pm before enjoying social dancing freestyle to classic swing, jazz, big band, rock and R&B hits. Classes are every Monday (except bank holidays.) surreyswing.com | 01483 901197

Bobbing along… If you don’t fancy stepping out of our leafy county why not invest in a cheap rubber dingy, buy yourselves some champagne and strawberries and float around one of Surrey’s fabulous lakes for a romantic afternoon on the water. (Remember to wrap up warm!)


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THE COUNTRY HOUSE: Wotton House With its breath taking 17th century architecture, Wotton House is one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Surrey.

9 – 12 months Pick a date Plan your Budget Book your venue Order your wedding dress

6 – 9 months Choose wedding party Order bridesmaids dresses Select a caterer Find a photographer/ videographer Hire Florist

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Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6QQ 01306 730 000 | www.wottonhousedorkingsurrey.co.uk

THE COUNTRY BARN: Gate Street Barn

Order wedding cake Book wedding entertainment Arrange wedding transport Book hair and make up Finalise guest list

2 – 4 months Purchase marriage license Order the grooms suit Finalise Menus with caterer Select music

2 – 8 weeks Send out invites Finalise seating plan Have final dress fittings Buy gifts for attendants

1 week before Give caterers final head count Relax

The perfect secluded venue set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Just gorgeous. Gate Street Barn, Gate Street, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LR 01483 894362 | www.gatestreetbarn.com

THE CITY: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford Classic elegance meets modern design, with all the amenities that one desires on such a big day. 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3DA www.radissonblu-edwardian.com

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VENUES CONTINUED... THE MARQUEE: Perfect Pitch Marquees

THE COUNTRY PUB: The Bat & Ball

A great way to get creative with an outside space and to celebrate al fresco.

Take a walk down the wild aisle and forget the hustle and bustle of town.

Welches, Bentley, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5HZ enquiries@perfectpitchmarquees.co.uk www.perfectpitchmarquees.co.uk

Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EH 01403 700676 | www.batandballpub.co.uk

ENTERTAINMENT Festival Sons are a stylish & professional 4-piece ban d that have performed, record ed and written with the likes of Alex Winston and Ed Sheeran, and now perform their unique live covers sets at weddings and eve nts in the UK and abroad. Choose between festival-style or vintage-t hemed entertainment and make the happy da y a hip da y.

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THE CATERING The BBQ & Spit Roast Specialist A family run business based in Guildford specialising in all things BBQ and spit roast. Call 01483 572 827 or visit barbeque-spitroast.co.uk Piglets An innovative team of food designers based in Peaslake. Call 01306 730490 or visit pigletscatering.co.uk

Rhubarb Delicious, imaginative food using fresh ingredients from local suppliers. Call 01483 268326 or visit rhubarb.net

Scoffers Deli & Kitchen Offering a friendl y, bespoke and professional rs catering service, Scoffe are most definitely worth a visit. o.uk Email noush@scoffers.c k o.u rs.c ffe sco it vis or

Just Jane From the beginning to the end, Just Jane ensure that their service is efficient, elegant and friendly. Call 01483 200847 or visit justjane.info

Tandem Catering Care and attention are paramount to Tandem y’ll Catering’s thinking. The look after you. it Call 01483 427329 or vis uk co. ng. tandemcateri

Based from their shop in Milford, Butter and Cream can help make your wedding day extra special with their range of wedding cupcakes, or layer cakes. They’ll work with you to create your own unique cake, matching themes and colour schemes ensuring the carefully planned aesthetics for your big day are kept consistent. Butter and Cream 22 Church Road, Milford, Surrey GU8 5JD 01483 351717 | info@butterandcream.co.uk www.butterandcream.co.uk

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We are very lucky to ha some of the most am ve azing wedding dress shop s in area making the proc this ess of picking th at perfe ct dress a joyful task. W e also happen to have two of Britain's leading we dding dress designers right on our door step which is reall y quite exciting .

Beverly Lister

Known for - her time less, easy to wear designs produced in the most beautiful fabrics. Look out for - to die for lace. What you need to know - along with her range of dresses Beverly is always happy to modify her designs. All the details - Beverly Lister, Evangeline Rose Bridal, 15a church street, Godalming | 01483 415199 | www.beverlylister.co.uk

Suzanne Neville

Known for - her stunning designs that are cut to make you look your best. Look out for - the best corsetry that will make you feel a million dollars. What you need to know Suzanne also does a stunning range of bridesmaids dresses. All the details - Suzanne Neville 24 Chertsey Street, Guildford | 01483 537123 | www.suzanneneville.com

Buttons and Bows

Known for - Helen proprietor of this hidden gem is one of the best dress makers and seamstresses you could hope to find. What you need to know - she can pretty much make or alter anything you want be it designing and making bridesmaids dresses or altering your off the peg monsoon wedding dress. All the details - Buttons and Bows, The old bakery, Cranleigh | 01483 267767

When planning who is going to help you look wonderful on the day this is the number you will want to have on you. Inparlour are known for their personable approach and expert talent for making brides look stunning. Have a look at their website and the beautiful photos sent in by happy brides. www.inparlour.co.uk PROUDLY SPONSORED BY SCOFFERS DELI & KITCHEN | WWW.SCOFFERS.CO.UK


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IMAGE CREDIT: Helen Cawte Photography

We’re excited to announce that Chiddingfold based Kate Avery Flowers has been named as the best Wedding Florist in The Wedding Industry Awards 2014. The Awards took place at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in London last month.

KATE AVERY FLOWERS Call Kate on 07799 766 955 Email kateaveryflowers@hotmail.co.uk or visit kateaveryflowers.co.uk

FLOWERS BY LAWERENCE MORRIS Call Lawrence on 01483 577388 1a Milkhouse Gate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3EZ Email flowers@lawrencemorris.co.uk or visit lawrencemorris.co.uk

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YO U ’ V E F O U N D T H E P E R F E C T PA R T N E R N O W F I N D YO U R PERFECT VENUE CALL 01483 792 302 TO JOIN US FOR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE AND WE C AN SHAR E IDE AS RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN, GUILDFORD 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford GU1 3DA www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/guildford

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Set in the heart of Wisborough Green village, this cosy,

stylish pub transforms itself into the ideal wedding venue. Known for its amazing food and great atmosphere The Three Crowns can create a spectacular wedding of any size.

beautiful country pub with its very own meadow to hold your perfect wedding in.

For more info and bookings please contact Tim Skinner or Debbie Hayes info@thethreecrownsinn.com or on 01403 700239 | www.thethreecrownsinn.com

For bespoke weddings to fit any budget please contact Felicity Hamilton batandballpub@gmail.com or on 01403 700676 | www.batandballpub.co.uk

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We are an independent bridal shop and have been based in Woking for 28 years. We offer a friendly and professional service to help the bride choose the dress of her dreams. We also have Bridesmaids, Accessories, Prom Dresses, Storage Boxes. Plus size dresses 10-30.

23 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey Tel: 01483 414042

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A complete range of traditional clothes and accessories for men for any occasion that requires something smart and stylish, yet traditional. Based on Church Street in Godalming, Anthony Cummings has been in the hire-wear trade for over 30 years and is the man on hand when it comes to dressing for the big day.

Visit Anthony Hire Wear at 23 Church Street, Godalming. GU7 1EL or call 01483 414042 | anthonyhirewear.com

Navy textured blazer with peak lapel and unlined Circle print shirt with single cuff White cotton short Light grey/pink Prince of Wales check suit single breasted & fully lined with plain front Pink puppy tooth shirt with contrast collar & single cuff Aqua textured silk tie Items taken from the Richard James Mayfair Spring/Summer 2014 collection available from House of Fraser, Guildford www.richardjamesmayfair.co.uk | Enquiries - info@richardjamesmayfair.co.uk

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The House of Fraser Wedding List Fair at the Guildhall

{ 15th March 2014 } The dress, the flowers, the cake and of course the honeymoon. This year we’re blessed to have the rare treat of a full-blown wedding fair right in the centre of town.

grace of westcott Don’t just wear the dress, become a bride with your own consultant at the Grace of Westcott boutique. graceofwestcott.com richard james mayfair & chester barrie Chester Barrie, “The Modern Tailor to the Modern Man.” The perfect pit stop for the contemporarily debonair guest. chesterbarrie.co.uk hair that turns heads Specialising in ‘hair up’ and vintage styles, Lucy Hayward’s work has been published in a number of wedding magazines. hairthatturnsheads.co.uk matt lee photography Inspired by the world around him, Matt will capture your day from a unique perspective. mattleephotographic.co.uk

poppin pops Cake pops! Poppin Pops create healthy homemade lollypop style cakes without using cows milk or eggs. Perfect for edible table centres. poppinpops.co.uk maison blanc Fresh handmade cakes designed to your taste. Offering an array of classic French Wedding Cakes with a choice of flavours and sizes. wild sugar stationary This personable company offer save the date cards, invitations, orders of service, menus, place cards, favour boxes and seating plans. wildsugar.co.uk virgin holidays Have a flick through their brochures, talk to an expert and get your dream honeymoon plans underway. virginholidays.co.uk

reveries events Creative décor and venue styling to suit a range of budgets using lighting and creative decorative ideas. reveriesevents.co.uk toastmaster - noel thompson On hand to guide and advise, Noel will liaise with all your wedding professionals so you can simply relax and enjoy the day. toastmasters-tmcf.co.uk francesca sharp flowers With an art for bringing the great outdoors indoors, Francesca Sharp flowers create uncontrived, naturally simple yet stunning bouquets. fsflowers.co.uk

Free Entry | 10.30-4pm | 131 High Street, City Centre, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AA Anthony Brown Kate Basson

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Free Family Law surgery on Saturdays during February 2014 Kate Denham has 17 years experience as a specialist family solicitor. During February 2014 Kate is offering a limited number of FREE half hour and one hour consultations at our Guildford office. Contact Kate now to book your appointment.

Call: 01483 408 780 Email: kdenham@setfords.co.uk Visit: www.setfords.co.uk

Kate can advise you on: • Divorce & separation • Financial issues arising from relationship breakdown • Children issues including contact, residence and relocation • Bespoke agreements pre and post marriage or living together • Complex asset cases • Cases with an international element • Contested probate & Inheritance Act claims

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s the 2014 season approaches tip off we caught up with Tamsin Greenway, the player coach of netball’s Super League stars: the fiercely inclement Surrey Storm, based at Surrey Sports Park.

Having made her England debut in 2004 and amassing more than 50 caps for her country, Tamsin took some time out in 2012 after the birth of her and ‘Sunday Brunch’s’ Tim Lovejoy’s baby daughter.

Hopes & Expectations The aim is always to make top four and when you make top four you never know what’s going to happen. Team Bath, Maverick’s, Thunder, the usual culprits are going to be really strong again this year and we’re aware of that, but we’ve got quite a bit of experience now which will hopefully help us go that one step further. For me, the goal is just to get fit. This is a big year. The most frustrating thing for me would be to come back and not be at the level I was when I stopped.

Ones to Watch Georgia Lees, I think she’s going to make a huge impact coming through in the Centre position and Amy Flannigan; I’ve been so impressed with her coming through the ranks into Wing Defence as well.

The first three home game of the season are sold out, do you feel there’s a growing support for netball? We’ve really worked hard on our brand and I think that shows. It’s now rare that we don’t sell out a game and I think that’s fantastic… it’s so nice to play in front of a full crowd.

Thoughts on Surrey Sports Park as the home of Surrey Storm I think what they’ve done for female sport is amazing. They’ve really taken on the Storm brand and the girls are plastered all around the building…it’s a real home environment. One of the best domestic places I’ve played

in. I know other teams thoroughly enjoy coming down here to play, because it’s a really professional environment.

Do you get to experience the rest of Guildford? Any favourite spots you’d like to share? I tend to shop up and down the hills, yes. Guildford’s lovely. I lived in Bath for 10 years and when I moved here it was certainly a home from home. It’s just a beautiful town.

The Copper Box Arena It was one of our big dreams to play at a bigger venue and have that experience as Surrey Storm players. We sell out most weeks and we could probably sell out twice over. The idea is to put on the big game with our closest rivals and pull in a huge domestic crowd. There are going to be so many England players on display and hopefully it’ll show how many people are out there who are passionate and love the game. It’s really exciting and it’ll be a cracking day.

Tickets and information for Surrey Storm vs Hertfordshire Mavericks at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on March 8th are available at surreystormnetball.co.uk England Netball In terms of playing I took a break in 2012 and went and had a baby. I’ve come back this year to play and this is my first season back. I’ve never said never to the England set up. I now do a lot of work behind the

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SPORT scenes, presenting and commentating on the England games for Sky Sports.

The marketing director of England Netball, Joanna Adams, recently went on a business trip to the UAE and was confronted by a billboard of yourself... do you feel that netball is on the rise globally? Yes, definitely. Netball’s always huge wherever it’s played but it’s usually just about the people who play it, I think that’s mainly do with it being a female sport, so it doesn’t necessarily get the media coverage that I would say we deserve, but I understand why. I was on a billboard for a Gilbert advertisement and they’re trying to raise the netball profile globally. I think in countries like the UAE, it’s amazing for female empowerment to show these sports and it’s amazing to think that we’re part of that.

You’ve returned recently after giving birth to your baby daughter...how have things changed for you personally within Netball? I’m a lot more chilled out, although the girls wouldn’t say that. I think when you have a kid it puts everything into perspective. Getting back into training was probably one of the hardest things I’ve done and not because I don’t like to train, I just love to hang out with my baby girl. But I love the game and I love to win and it was never a choice of not coming back, I was never ready to stop.

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Punditry - you get to use one of those screens to detail positioning and what they ‘should have done’...do you enjoy the punditry side of netball? Have you always wanted to use one of those screens? Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a bore off when it comes to netball, I never stop talking about it. It’s nice to show people the sky pad information. For me to be able to simplify the game, I think a.)it helps people already playing and b.) widens the audience, so that people who haven’t watched or experienced netball, might actually think, “I know what’s happening now”. I love the sky pad and am jealous that Gary Neville gets to use it all the time. I want his job.

You recently trained and played with the stars from television’s ‘A League of Their Own’. How was that experience for you? Who misbehaved the most? Who had natural technique? Let’s say I didn’t have to struggle too much to get a group of girls to come and play Jamie Redknapp. A League of Their Own was great for the profile of netball. I think we’ve got to understand that there’s a fine line…you want profile in netball but you want to be taken seriously. They did a fantastic job for us. Jack Whitehall’s a joker and we were in stitches all day, constantly laughing. James Corden - a natural at wing back and actually a very good feeder. I was impressed. For more information and to book tickets to see Surrey Storm, go to surreystormnetball.co.uk


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TOP TIPS ON MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS TO REDUCE THE CONFLICT ON DIVORCE A good solicitor cannot entirely take away the stress of divorce but they can ease it. The best results are achieved through understanding issues and providing solution based advice.

BUSINESS EVENTS A look at a few business events for the weeks ahead… FIRST FRIDAY NETWORK - FIRST FRIDAY Friday 7th February | 12.30-2.00pm | The Albany, 80 Sydenham Road, Guildford MORE INFO: firstfriday-network.co.uk No formality, no speeches and, in common with the First Friday networking format - free!

Choose your solicitor carefully. Your choice of solicitor is crucial to achieving a good outcome and enables you to move on emotionally and financially.

4NETWORKING CRANLEIGH BREAKFAST BUSINESS NETWORKING

Ask a friend or trusted relative to attend the initial meeting with you to help recount matters.

Friday 7th February | 8am-10am | The Richard Onslow, 113-117 High Street, Cranleigh | £12.00 MORE INFO: 0845 1234444

Do ensure that you have adequate financial disclosure before entering into settlement negotiations.

4Networking meetings are relaxed, friendly and open to everyone. Each breakfast group meets fortnightly,

Do compromise on issues and consider attending mediation. Arrangements negotiated between you are likely to be more successful than a decision imposed by a Judge. Don’t rush into important decisions - the financial consequences of divorce will have an impact in the years ahead. Don’t let emotions cloud your judgment - the reasons for marriage breakdown are usually irrelevant when considering the division of assets. Don’t involve your children in the dispute - a new co-parenting relationship has to develop between you. A good Solicitor will provide advice on how and when to discuss separation or divorce with children based on their age.

GUILDFORD CONNECTIONS Wednesday 12th February | 6pm – 8.30pm | Regus, Cathedral Hill, Guildford MORE INFO: business-scene.com An evening of networking with an interactive demonstration, ‘The Business Game’, from Doug Holman

GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL & ACTIONCOACH DYNAMIC ACTION PLAN WORKSHOP Tuesday 25th February | Guildhall, High Street Guildford | £65 +VAT MORE INFO: guildford.gov.uk Learn how to transform and grow your business with dynamic business workshop hosted by Guildford Borough Council and ActionCoach.

THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP IN WOMEN

Kate Denham a Solicitor with over 17 years experience will be running free Saturday legal surgeries during February from our Guildford office. Contact her on 01483 408780 to book an appointment.

Thursday 27th February | The Manor House, Godalming | Members £tbc, non-members £tbc This annual Surrey Chambers Business Women flagship event celebrates all that is great about business women in Surrey.


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NEW SHOPS ON THE BLOCK The businesses, bars and stores in Guildford have made our thriving town one of the top shopping destinations in the country. But there’s still room for more.

THIS YEAR WE’LL BE JOINED BY…

The Joint WHAT: Traditional butchers and delicatessen supplying top quality local meat from independent producers, mouth-watering charcuterie, cheese and wine. WHERE: Jeffries Passage, Guildford OPEN FROM: 1st February

Five Guys WHAT: Handmade American burger bar. It’s simple. Really good burgers ready to delight an array of palettes. And not a freezer in sight. WHERE: Friary Bridge, Guildford OPEN FROM: Late February/early March

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Charlotte Ord Academy, Guildford WHAT: Fully equipped gym for those who want to get happy and get fit with a buzzing, high-spirited atmosphere and expert personal trainers. Helping you gently through the path to results. WHERE: 121 High Street, Guildford

OPEN FROM: March/April

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ENJOY.

FEBRUARY OFFERS A selection of some of the great offers available to you this month… for a full list visit www.theguide2surrey.com/offers

EATING OUT

GOING OUT

LOOKING GOOD

FAMILY FUN

Lakeside Restaurant, Guildford 20% off a la carte menu Monday - Friday Philip Hussey, Guildford 40% off cuts (New Customers)

The Legion, Guildford Buy one get one FREE on all cocktails before midnight Spectrum, Guildford Bowling - Buy One Game Get One Free Sun– Thurs; 6pm - Close


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FOOD & DRINK Britannia, Guildford 20% off Food No time restrictions Stoke Pub, Guildford 2 Pizzas for £10 Mon – Fri The Legion, Guildford Buy one get one FREE on all cocktails Before Midnight Sutton Green, Guildford Free bottle of wine with Sunday lunch Selected dates Café Fig, Guildford 25% off total bill No time restrictions Princess Royal, Farnham 20% off food No time restrictions

FAMILY Spectrum, Guildford Bowling - Buy One Game Get One Free Sun– Thurs; 6pm - Close Spectrum, Guildford FREE Ice Skating (includes skate hire too!) Sunday evenings; 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Surrey Sports Park, Guildford 50% off Junior Surrey United Basketball Camp Tuesday 18th February; 11:00am - 4:00pm

SPORT

HAIR & BEAUTY

Surrey Sports Park, Guildford 2 people swim for the price of 1 Subject to pool availability

Philip Hussey, Guildford 40% off cuts (New Customers) 25% off cuts (Existing Customers) No time restrictions

Spectrum Leisure Centre, Guildford A FREE 7 day Guest Pass offer No time restrictions

Red Hot Yoga, Guildford 20% off annual membership No time restrictions

The Body Studio, Guildford Free Aromatherapy Back Massage (lasting 30mins) Normally £30 With every facial booked No time restrictions

FILM Ambassadors, Woking Film Tickets for £5.50 (£7.50 in 3D) No time restrictions

Velocity Fitness, Farnborough No Joining Fee – When you sign up on a 12 month Gold Full Peak membership No time restrictions Lightwater Leisure Centre, FREE tennis sessions (1 hour, usually £12.50) 9am-5pm; Mon – Fri

MISCELLANEOUS

COFFEE & CAKE La-Di-Da Cupcakes, Camberley FREE hot drink with any purchase of cupcake No time restrictions

Little Beau, Guildford An extra 10% off all sale prices No time restrictions ST Repairs, Guildford FREE 5 Point Winter Check No time restrictions Bookham Carpets, Guildford 20% off Carpets No time restrictions

THE SPECIALISTS LOCAL LOCKSMITHS & SECURITY EXPERTS

24 hour emergency call out service

01483 506225 www.fidelis-security.com

INSTALLATION, SERVICE & REPAIR Aircool Services Ltd Tel/Fax: 01483 813 838 Email: info@aircoolservices.co.uk Web : www.aircoolservices.co.uk

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‘Us’

THE MRS. BEATS INTERNATIONAL. MASTER CUTS.

How did you get into the industry and hooking up with Beats International?

LOCA L P E O P L E , E X T R AO R DI N A RY L I VE S .

Lindy Layton & Mel Foster

(Lindy) We’ve known each other since we were babies and we’ve always shared a serious passion for music which was always a little bit leftfield. We love it so much that we’ve used it in our lives and that’s what’s driven us to where we are today. (Regarding Beats International) we all grew up in the Twickenham area going to the same clubs and parties and it just went from there.

Do you ever see the Beats International crew anymore? (Lindy) Norman (Fatboy Slim) emailed me this morning with a picture of a guy wearing a t-shirt saying ‘Tank Fly Boss Walk Jam Nitty Gritty You’re Listening To The Boy From The Big Bad City This Is Jam Hot’…I thought it was just a random photo, but it was the actual person who said it on the record (‘Dub Be Good To Me’). (Mel) He also listened to the whole show today which is so cool, he text in a few times saying ‘you’re so old school!’

Do you feel ‘Master Cuts’ and ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ have left some kind of legacy? (Mel) I’ve met some amazing people through Master Cuts and through Lindy. A lot of people don’t know that Lindy is the Lindy Layton who sung on ‘Dub Be Good to Me’ (Beats International). She’s not going to broadcast the fact that she sung on that record because it’s just not in her nature. Everybody knows that song, whether you’re young or old.

Thoughts on Guildford?

What do you do? We have a show on Kane FM (The Mrs / Every Tuesday / 1 – 3 pm) that we present. Essentially we’re DJ’s. (Lindy) I’ve always been a DJ, singer and song writer. Nowadays, compilations are ten a penny… everybody makes them. Compilations back in the day were really aimed at DJ’s and Master Cuts produced the ma jority of them. Anybody that knows about music will be thankful for those compilations. Mel was integral to Master Cuts and that’s why we’re here.

Best things about the job? (Mel) We get to play whatever we want. There are no play lists to adhere to. We like to play out a lot of old music and we like to think we help to educate people on where the older samples in songs used today come from.

We love Guildford, it’s always a treat and there’s great shopping. Godalming is also beautiful. Kane FM is wicked. We love what it represents and love that we don’t get paid in a way. There’s no pressure, everyone that is part of Kane FM is doing it for the love and to put music out there. There’s an unspoken code of ethics that the music that gets played has to be good.

What does your free time consist of? (Lindy) We’re continuously looking for music. It’s non-stop.

Are you working on any other interesting projects at the moment? (Lindy) I’m starting to sing again and this show has really helped that actually. I’m doing a bit of work with the Dub Pistols at the moment. I think that if you’re true to what you love that’s just what you do and that’s what happens. You just carry on being creative.


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www.merristwood.ac.uk For more info call: 01483 88 40 40 WORPLESDON GUILDFORD SURREY GU3 3PE

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