hat a month of A-mazing weather! There is no place I’d rather be (and I’m sure the mass would agree with me) than Bournemouth when it is this hot and sunny. The beach has been glorious -and I have discovered some sun spot beauts this month, just outside the area - Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay to name a few. Make sure you check these out when you fancy a change of beach scenery, you could be on the French coast and know no different. So welcome to our summer issue, see some pastels, some floral, and some serious summer fashion. As well as fashion, we have found the best ice cream this side of the south coast (shhh.. it’s called Giggi’s but keep it on the low, we don’t want to have to start waiting in masses of queues for the best Gelateria in town!) Oh wait.. that is exactly what we are here for, to tell you about the best that Dorset has to offer. We won’t disappoint you so go see for yourself... Happy summer time kids.
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Content Summer Daze - Montana Lowery Harmony - Sofi Adams Street Style Cupcakes and Pin Ups - Twinks Burnett Dope Summer 13 Urban Bodies L.E.G Light Emitting Gang 5 things to do this summer Sean Burgess - Personal Trainer Save the Date - Isle of White Festival Zoukini’s Burger and Lobster Gigg’s Ciao Of Monsters and Men DJ Roast Beatz Signals Clean Bandit Vampire Weekend Tamara-Jade Kaz Events and Listings
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Dress: Keiko Nishiyama Jewlery: Gilded Butterfiles
Trousers, Hairscarf: Keiko Nishiyama Bikini Top: Stylists own.
Trousers, Jacket, Hairscarf: Keiko Nishiyama
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Bikini Top: Stylists own. Dress: H&M
Skirt and all tights: Keiko Nishiyama. Necklace: Stylists own. Top: Topshop Wedges: Forever 21
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Photography: Assistant: Digi: Styling: Styling Assistant:
Montana Lowery Toby Lewis Thomas RezaRa Stephanie Dale Holly Cox
Hair: Make up: Models:
Angela Lowery Scarlett Burton Orla @ M&P, Elizabeth @ Nevs, Lara @ Profile
Dresses and Hair scarfs: Keiko Nishiyama. Shirt: H&M. Belts: Topshop. Jewlery: Gilded Butterflies.
Photography: Amy Maidment for UPRAW Words: Rebecca Gribbin for UPRAW
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orn Beauty Boutique has been part of the Christchurch high street for around eight months now, and has continued to grow in popularity and reputation. Known for offering an experience unique to Dorset, the business perfectly blends a beauty salon with a boutique, meaning that the staff’s expertise and beauty knowledge is matched only by the style and desirability of the items on show. Something of a nail salon virgin, I didn’t really know what to expect when I walked through Born Beauty Boutique’s doors, but needless to say I was pretty excited to be involved in anything that promised shiny things! I was placed in the capable hands of Liva Gerharde, whose six years of experience within the industry meant she was unfazed by my slightly pathetic request for her to “do whatever she wanted” with my nails. Opting for a summery powder blue that complemented my skin-tone, Liva got to work, and I have to admit that whilst I expected the experience would be an enjoyable one, I was surprised by just how relaxing it was. And once the magic
happened, with glitter and gems placed with precision along my nails, I understood why nail art has taken off big time. Watching Liva get creative with such a small canvas to work on, I appreciated the allure of thinking up your own designs, or requesting something you’ve seen on one celebrity or another, and watching the pattern be skilfully replicated on your own nails. At a time when money is still a bit tight for many of us, having your nails done is the perfect way to give yourself that little lift before a night out or simply after having a pretty stressful week. Shireen Azzeddin, the face and brains behind Born Beauty Boutique says they’re happy to stay open that little bit later for a customer who can’t make it in before 6, and are proving very popular with groups of friends who come in for a hen-do or simply a get together. It’s definitely the type of place I’ll be letting all my girlfriends know about, and will be looking to book my next visit pretty soon.
Find the Born Beauty’s collection of exquisite and unique jewellery also, now available on ASOS market place now!
Born Beauty Boutique 23 Church Street Christchurch Dorset Bh23 1Bw www.Bornbeauty.Co.Uk 01202 480151
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Photography: Assistant :
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Sofi Adams. Emma Braun.
Stylists: Make - up Arist: Models:
Sophie Lillie, Alex Foote. Jake Armstrong. Claire Simpson, Harrisson Simmonds.
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fter roaming the coastal streets of social-hub Bournemouth, we snapped up some of the most effortlessly trendy occupants. From high-waisted maxi-skirts to funky patterns, from simple t-shirts to bold print colours, Bournemouth street style represents a hybrid of mainstream fashion dabbled with a hint of originality.
“Everything I’m wearing is from Primark but my accessories, the bag and necklace, I bought from New Look”
“The shirt and miss-match trainers (I swapped one with a mate) are from Ebay, and my jeans are from ASOS”
“I’m wearing velvet leggings from Marks and Spencer, a shirt from Ebay, and the sunglasses are from ASOS”
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“I bought the t-shirt from Amazon, the jeans are from Primark and my trainers are Kangol from Sports Direct”
“I’m wearing patchwork dungarees that are from Ebay, with a top and shoes that are from Topshop. The necklace is from a stall in New York”
“I’m wearing a t-shirt from Asos and the hat, trainers and jeans are from consortium. The patterned socks are from Uniqlo”
“I bought the skirt and shoes from Topshop, and the necklace, top and coat I picked up from charity shops”
“The contrast pocket t-shirt I’m wearing is The Quiet Life from Consortium”
“The cropped jumper, boots and necklace that I’m wearing are from Topshop. I bought the shirt from Primark and the skirt is from Asos” 21
“I’ve got a pair of Vans on”
“The maxi skirt and cropped-top that I’m wearing are from Topshop and my leopard print rucksack is from Urban Outfitters. For the accessories, I bought the necklace from H&M and the sunglasses from New Look”
“My hat is Rip N Dip”
Wears Diamond t-shirt.
“The denim dress I’m wearing is from Topshop, the hoody is from H&M and the creeper shoes are from New Look”
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sports wear Bruce wears Fiat 500S in feisty Pasodoble Red. Includes sports interior, leather steering wheel with built in audio controls, rear spoiler and body-coloured side skirts. Its über-low emissions TwinAir engine means zero road tax†. Antique fingerless driving gloves, model’s own.
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year of registration and every subsequent year. Vehicle Excise Duty rates are reviewed annually by the government and are subject to change. ^Source: JATO Dynamics. Based on volume-weighted average CO2 emissions (g/km) of the best selling brands in Europe, full year 2012. *According to NEDC standard.
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Heart brooches (Love from Hetty & Dave) £20 Military cap £5 Glittery tasselled shirt £12
Photographer: Eleanor Byrd for UPRAW Stylist: Twinks Burnett for UPRAW
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MUA: Laura Beaumont Model: Greta Smetoniute
Words: Ayla Angelos
hese days, when diving into the rails of one of Pokesdown’s Vintage Boutiques or disappearing into a local vintage market, you will come across a selection of the most deliciously bizarre and simply unique. The vintage fashion scene in Bournemouth is thriving. For those who haven’t heard (and those should be ashamed), a must-visit location for all you vintage fashionistas is the magical land of Pokesdown. Pokesdown in Bournemouth has a rickety little road that leads you through its collection of vintage whilst displaying the most dreamlike boutiques full of handmade, one of a kind, antique treasures. The shops are loosely spread out towards the train station and here you will find What Alice Found – a vintage boutique that is greatly expanding with popularity. After speaking to Nicki Grainger - the owner of What Alice Found - about her experiences in the Bournemouth vintage fashion scene, she explained how she “opened up a shop here after doing the first few Boscombe Vintage Markets in 2010 and realised there was a real want and need for vintage in Bournemouth/Boscombe. She then went on to say how she had “spent summers here in Boscombe and had always loved the eccentricity of the area, so it seemed a great place to start my vintage business.” With Bournemouth’s previous lack of vintage shops, Nicki has helped and achieved in increasing the awareness of the vintage scene – specifically in Pokesdown – and she has turned it into a growing succession. Despite the presence of the much loved Boscombe Vintage Market, Bournemouth is certainly in need of more local vintage events. Not only is vintage fashion a way of recycling, but it also brings meaning and history to the garments that you purchase. “It brings people out of their comfort zone, people like to dress up and relive the past eras” Said Nicki…and who doesn’t love dressing up? After a recent photo shoot collaboration with fashion stylist Twinks, What Alice Found supplied the vintage garments with accessories from With Love from Hetty and Dave in an attempt to uplift and promote a vintage
British summer revival. Think “cocktails, puddings and lipstick…high-waisted shorts, bralettes and cat eyed sunglasses” said Twinks after describing the theme behind the photo shoot. The location, especially, perfectly fits with the dazzling vintage visuals. “I picked Dot Teas Vintage Boutique as the location as it has a gorgeous vintage aesthetic” Said Twinks. With bunting lining the walls and tea and cake on tap, Dot Teas based in Westbourne is a place highly-rated by all and a favourite Upraw hang-out. Claudine Harley is the woman behind the vintage time portal, Dot Teas. Not dissimilar to a British buffet, the boutique offers breakfast, lunch and drinks whilst specialising in old-time favourites (such as ye ol’ cream tea). Here, every cup cake is like an indulgence of nostalgia. Having been open for nearly a year, the tea boutique has certainly been a huge success in the realm of loose leaf teas and crumpets. With the newly added 99p ice cream cupcakes just in time for the sunshine, Dot Teas is the flawless backdrop for a vintage fashion summer revival, and a favourite UPRAW hangout. Nicki’s Hollywood inspired selection of vintage clothing taken from “elaborate film sets, blogs, and even events like the circus”, she explained, provides a perfect basis for a stand-out photo shoot. Combined with Zoe Larkins’s (the owner of With Love from Hetty and Dave) imagination and Twinks’s colourful and bizarre styling, this summer revival has a glamorous-meets-sexy-andfeminine vibe with a twist of vintage eclecticism. “I would have to say 1960’s because fashion was just so fun! It let women break free of dictatorship and experimented with colour, shapes and fabrics more than ever before” Said Nicki, when asked what her favourite era was for women’s fashion. This love for colour united with an elaborative mix of shapes and fabric is on a rampage; the model depicts a colourfully perfect 1940s pin-up, whilst showing independence and style in the modern era. So, this summer, begin with a tea and cake at Dot Teas then bury yourself in the Alice in Wonderland takes on Hollywood inspired boutique where the stock is creative, evolving and different each time; a perfect treat for keen and new vintage-lovers!
Neon flapper dress £25 Purple netted hat £12 Pom pom necklace (Love from Hetty & Dave) £35
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Pink bustier lingerie £15 All gloves £6 Feather boa £10 Heels £15
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his seasonâ€™s delivery features apparel and headwear including the trippy tank which combines a translucent gel print and a custom tie-dye produced entirely in Los Angeles, the Pledge snapback, along with the Indica and Sativa snapbacks in a heavily distressed denim and leather fabrication. To round out the range, this drop also features several accessories including the long awaited lambo countach two-finger ring offered in gold. This collection can be found at select retailers and online.
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astily, you notice a group of colourfully attired individuals dash past on your leisurely trip into Bournemouth’s crowded town centre. But how do you react when you notice this cluster of carefully structured bodies assemble behind a lamppost? What happens when you stroll down Richmond Hill and notice a vibrant collection of figures crammed into the nooks and crannies of Lola Lo? With an amazed reaction and a mind most undoubtedly full of questions, Willi Dorner (choreographer) creates an experience through human body sculpture and performance that’s set to intrigue any audience. “Is this something? Yeah, this is definitely something” Said a passer-by at one of CIE Willi Dorner’s Bodies in Urban Spaces performances. Having toured all over the world, Bodies in Urban Spaces is a dance installation that highlights architecture and space in many well-known cities. It is definitely ‘something’ that will change any perspective of urban architecture. The performance and living sculptures portray the relationship between the human body and the urban city in an attempt to create a new experience and outlook on what the audience see around them; perhaps by viewing a place that they have not taken notice of before. After speaking to the choreographic assistants and main organisers of Urban Bodies in Bournemouth, Ian Dolan and Nick Keegan, they described how after touring all over the world they use different bodies for each show. That is, a body of high flexibility and fitness that can hold a very awkward-looking pose
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for a prolonged ‘stretch’ of time. The group storming the streets of the South West include those of acrobats and dancers, and normally consist of about fifteen to twenty people. So how many people can pack into a doorway, you ask? Well, Ian explains how Urban Bodies “managed to use twelve people in a doorway of London, once, when normally it’s about seven or up to nine”. After viewing their first sculpture of modern art, the spectators are then urged to follow the performers around the city as they jog from one location to the next. A high level of entertainment is achieved throughout the hour. The positions and spaces used vary widely; from squeezing into the gap underneath a telephone box to amassing multiple bodies above a building, the audience witness human body interactions among wellknown areas of the city. Nick explains how the reactions from people are “different every time” and even the police have been called in past events – yet there surely must be a dissimilarity between hooliganism and witnessing seven bottoms sticking out from a building archway. But despite the possible misunderstandings of what is taken to the city streets, Willie Dorner and his team strive to do more than entertain; bodies are placed in t o a r e a s t h a t t h e y would not normally be seen and a r c h i t e c t u r e i s u s e d i n a completely new way. Whether or not the audience had witnessed the performers as they assembled at the beginning or newly as a part of the scenery, their awareness of the local urban environment is enhanced and a deeper connection with the city is created.
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traight out of their garage and onto the stages of many well-known events such as Get Satisfied and Dub Optic, L.E.G. are a VJ duo that bring mesmerising structures, LED’s and projections that would turn any night into one that will be visually absorbing. Bertie and Ben – plus their mate Rupert, are the guys behind the creations. Whilst studying Digital Media Production at the Arts University in Bournemouth, their skills and talent are put to work in construction and real time visual performances. So, where did it all begin? Last year Bertie, Ben and Rupert (a great collaboration of names), attended a projection mapping festival in Genève. For those folks who haven’t heard of the mapping festival, it’s one that is highly prestigious. Even their University tutor had a main installation there and this certainly supplied the guys with good inspiration. Then, after returning back to Bournemouth in September, that’s where they started doing stream visuals for DJ’s. “It’s all been pretty casual” Said Bertie, when discussing how this year has been for L.E.G. Plus, having kicked it all off at venues that would have had a mere yet intimate crowd of thirty people, they have now created their visuals for many larger events at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth (where DJ’s such as Eats Everything took to the stage). Now with a distinguished amount of experience, L.E.G. are a team that are escalating in the realm of visual performance. “We keep ourselves to ourselves” Said Ben, after describing how they are not pushing for jobs but just doing what they love to do. Whilst looking around their garage work-space, it is filled with tools, materials and a strong scent of hard-
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work; you can tell that these guys have a huge passion for creativity. Using anything they can get their hands on, they are now specialising in LED and projection mapping. For those who got to appreciate the visuals at Bournemouth’s Summer Ball - where L.E.G. did an excellent hexagonal construction in the We Are Your Friends tent – then you will surely agree that it was a display to remember. When they’re building a new piece, Ben said that what they look out for is “space and materials, so we know what we can’t do”. L.E.G. are undoubtedly ambitious and make first-rate and interesting shapes out of the materials they can get their hands on. “It’s sort of like going back to primary school” Said Ben, as he explains how they use the repetition of shapes that are so simple (yet very effective). However, due to their current Student/Light Emitting Gang profession, money can be restricting - “It’s an expensive hobby” Said Ben…but money surely isn’t stopping their creativity! The Digital Media Production course has provided them all with the skills that they need to create something new and original. They can even build their creations in all but a speedy week. “We get about one hangover day and then it’s straight back to work” said Bertie, so it can all be pretty intense. So, to see what these guys could do, we went to The Drop Project to check out their stuff from the RECONDITE Exhibition held recently. Firstly, we saw Rupert’s piece that consisted of a projection of eyes onto a backdrop of light bulbs. Rupert said how he’s “addicted to eyes” and, to those who haven’t seen his work, “it’s quite annoying but that’s kinda the point, having lots of eyes staring at you”.
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Blinking to the rhythm of distorted music, the eyes represent a multimedia performance that is highly enticing. Next up was Bertie. From a collaboration with two illustrators, Chris and Jake, Bertie did a mesmerising piece that projected colourful patterns onto an exquisite snake illustration. The visuals were in synchronisation to music – which was a well-produced-snake-like song made by one of Rupert’s friends. Thirdly, Ben spoke about how they had worked on LEDs on a huge scale in Genève and how “LED’s the one” – Ben said, for him. He learnt his skills
at one of the workshops at the projection mapping festival and the skills he learnt certainly show through his interactive cube with entrancing lights. This is a great idea for the audience, as “everyone’s getting involved instead of just watching” said Ben. He also used runner beans to conduct electricity, so that you can control the sound and visuals on the cube – fun eh. L.E.G. are a group that present great talent in LED’s and projection mapping. Look out for their creations at many up-and-coming festivals and events, next year for them will be huge!
Light Emitting Gang www.legvj.co.uk vimeo.com/channels/legvj
MOUNTAIN BIKE UP SNOWDON / Wales Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales at 1085m. The Llanberis path is the easiest way to the summit, but it is all relative - come equipped to push. When you reach the summit, descend the way you came forking left, crossing the mountain railway and tracking the technical rockfest that is Snowdon Ranger Path. Survive that and it’s just a short climb to reach the open single track of Telegraph Road, skimming back to Llanberis. Start / Finish Llanberis - Fitness Level 8/10
SURF SENNEN COVE / Cornwall You don’t need bleached hair and a dolphin tat to ride waves. Once you have just about managed to get up on your surfboard - you’ll be hooked! Many would call Cornwall the capital of surf sport in the UK, Autumn being prime time for big swells. Start/ Finish Sennen Cove - Fitness Level 6/10
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SWIM TO BOW FIDDLE ROCK ARCH / Moray Firth One branch of evolutionary theory suggests that humans have spent millions of years evolving from semi-aquatic waders and swimmers in the Indian Ocean. Maybe that explains why we feel so at Zen when swimming in the wild. Portknockie is an ordinary fishing village, blessed with extraordinary coastal features. The Bow Fiddle rocks sit in a small cove behind the town, where a slanted strata has created a huge natural archway. Swimming out is pretty easy. Once you are underneath the arch you can climb up onto the arch and dive back in again. You may even be lucky enough to see a few of the famous Moray dolphins swimming close by. Start/Finish Portknockie - Fitness Level 3/10
WILD CAMP ON CAUSEY PIKE / Lake District Whiskey, freshly brewed coffee and ...... has never tasted as good as it does on a wild camp. Well if that sounds something like the cl ashing ingredients of Heston Blumenthals recipe, well then you are mistaken. Sip the whiskey at sunset as you watch on going walkers dessert the hills, and savour the coffee and ....... as your superlative breakfast. With just stars as company, there are no rules to bend so the party is your own. Pitch camp late, break camp early, and leave no trace. Start/Finish Keswick - Fitness Level 6/10
GO COASTEERING / Pembrokeshire If there were ever a sport destined to appear on a Health and Safety officers powerpoint presentation, this has got to be it. This is pretty rad, you go explore the rocky foreshore by climbing, scrambling, swimming and cliff jumping into the water. But do take caution when doing this, and do take on board any health and safety advice given (check coasteering.org or tyf.com for more info). Don’t coasteer alone and always check the depths before plunging in. Start/ Finish St Non’s Bay - Fitness Level 5/10
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Know the difference between SPF ratings. You might think that SPF 100 would be twice as good as SPF 50. Wrong! SPF 50 blocks 98% of UV rays, while SPF 100 blocks 99% of UV rays.
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Personal Training and Fitness If you hear the phrase: “Little pickers wear big knickers!”, then you will know that Sean Burgess is around and you will know that he is at work.
ean is a man whose knickers are certainly big with the amount of effort he puts into his own Personal Fitness career. He’s a man with experience, a man you’d trust to increase personal fitness and he’s the man who would help you to slim down for the summer (plus a lot more). In addition to being an accredited personal trainer, Sean teaches his own Boot Camp and Boxing Circuits classes, alongside Rugby coaching and being a full-time lecturer at Southampton Solent University. We’re not too sure how this guy fits it all in. But, after stepping in on one of his Boxing Circuits and Personal Training sessions, it is clear he has a lot passion, and fitness training is something he is highly suited for. Having graduated with a BSC in Sports Management (Bournemouth University) before moving onto a Masters in Sports Science at Middlesex University, Sean has received the best of both worlds being situated between London and Bournemouth. The big city has clearly prepared and provided a great deal of experience for the busy life-style that he leads now. However despite being a Londoner himself, Sean decided to permanently set up his PT Business in Broadstone, Bournemouth Just before summer 2012. This came after 2 years of travelling between his home in London and Bournemouth to both work and study. “I’m at a good level, a high level” Said Sean, after explaining how he’s become the busiest trainer in the South West. Either the Bournemouth-area is on a rampage in achieving personal fitness or Sean and his training methods are seriously appealing. After watching him in action, the dreaded fear of exercise was abolished and the sit-ups and burpees, for once, looked highly enjoyable (for those alike, ‘enjoyable’ is a word that normally would not be associated with any form of exercise). So, this sports fanatic is undoubtedly making the thought of working out seem likeable, for those who are taking part or those simply just observing. With an immense 160 sessions a month booked into his working calendar, Sean’s professional Personal Training business has Personal Training and Fitness excelled.
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In 2008, whilst in his second year of University, Sean started up his self-employed PT business at LA Fitness in Poole and, quickly went-on to being one of the busiest trainers within his nationwide company “Despite being a full-time student still I reached a high level very fast, which even surprised me at the time” said Sean. Since then, an acquired selection of classes and programmes has been prepared to suit all different body types and fitness levels. One of which is the infamous ‘Invincible Boot Camp’. “The Boot Camps that I’ve been to have been quite generic so I wanted mine to be different from any other” Said Sean. With a variety of equipment – such as tyres, ropes, kettlebells, power bags, medicine balls and gymnastic rings his 10-week Boot Camps is one that is a mishmash of everything and each week there’s something different. Even Sean can’t pinpoint what his Boot Camp encompasses: “It’s quite hard to describe… every circuit is different”, so this will keep you on your toes and each session won’t be tedious or one that’s expected. Then there are the Personal Training sessions. When he is gym based he delivers over 14 hours of sessions a day and, in total well over 60 sessions a week. But his clients vary enormously and he can get a range of people with different needs: he trains those who are body builders, those with back pains or even those who are 8 months pregnant. “Stay tall, stay tall!” Sean said to his hard-working client, Ben Hunt. But his motivational tactics seem unique and different to those that you would expect from a professional personal trainer; rather than shouting in an aggressive manner in an attempt to keep the trainee from passing out, he speaks with a professional yet friendly and soft tone. This was highly noted whilst sitting in on the Personal Training session with Ben (who had been working hard for the past two weeks), as the gym had a friendly and unexpectedly calm atmosphere. Thus, Sean’s training methods are to be admired. From experience and talk with others, having an outrageously toned and muscular man or woman shout at you whilst you’re dripping with sweat is not the idyllic situation – or could be for some and, sure, those needs could be suited. But Sean is encouraging and keen to make a difference…and does so in his own style. With a new website, seanburgesspt.com, that’s where you will find information on how to get that desired figure or legs that can run for 20,000 miles. Now exercise has been made enjoyable and easily accessible, there’s no excuse!
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THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL RETURNS!! 12TH – 15TH JUNE 2014
very year, the Isle of Wight Festival starts the season in style and 2014 will be no different as the iconic Festival returns from 12th – 15th June. To keep up to date with all the latest news, check out www.isleofwightfestival.com. Steeped in history and famed for mixing legendary artists with the hottest up and coming acts, the Festival also plays host to some of the most stylish free-spirited festivalgoers around in the stunning setting of Seaclose Park.
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2013 featured headline performances from the Likes of The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi on the Main Stage, plus Ellie Goulding, Sub Focus (Live) and Blondie in the Big Top, creating one unforgettable weekend of sunshine and excitement! More information on what’s in store for 2014 will be announced soon, follow us on Twitter @IsleOfWightFest and visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iwfestival for all the action from this year and next!
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The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 12th â€“ 15th June 2014 Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight Keep up to date with all the Festival action at: www.isleofwightfestival.com Facebook.com/iwfestival Twitter @IsleofWightFest
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tereotypes have burned into our collective subconscious and there are many misconceptions about what it means to have a meat-free way of life. Vegetarianism and veganism have been given unhealthy and expensive connotations, as those who are not well-informed about this sustainable approach to living assume that it is the preferred way of life for the pretentious, white and obnoxious upper-class. However, these fallacies are wrong and vastly out-dated. It all began as a lifestyle that was adopted by many religions such as Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism, with a strong focus on minimising harm – and, minimising harm is exactly the point. To reduce the human impact on the environment, it is simple. Eat less meat. Not only is a meatfree way of life affordable (despite what those carnivores strive to believe), it is also a healthy alternative and can present many dishes full of flavour and variety. Not eating meat may seem daunting to some, but it is those that need to be educated. Zoukinis, based in Westbourne, is a meat-free restaurant that satisfies all tastes… and even those who eat meat. Jacqueline Kelly (known as ‘Kelly’), the owner of Zoukinis and passionate vegetarian, had always wanted to open a vegetarian restaurant and has done so in an exceptional manner. Having travelled to Kenya, India, Africa and many other locations that are infamous for colourful and great tasting food, she has gained a great amount of experience in cookery. During her travels, rather than having the locals prepare Western food and cater for Kelly’s cultural background, she made sure she tried and learned to cook decorously proper Asian food.
The recent summer menu at Zoukini’s was based on an Indonesian menu, and last winter had a Moroccan theme. Kelly wanted to go with the experiences that she had whilst travelling and has successfully built them into a menu that is scented with the best of vegetarian cuisine. Whilst seated in Zoukinis “The Little Oasis”, an outside terrace that had been highly decorated with patterned throws and wind chimes, the atmosphere was authentic and bursting full of character. The excellent collections of Indian and Moroccan decorations pleasantly hung around a communal area of benches that had been lavished with pillows, and the interior effortlessly matched with colour and soul. “We like candles” Chuckled Rosy Davies, who is one of the many charming faces to encounter at Zoukinis. With a modest smile on her face, Rosy presented us with dishes that were exquisitely presented and plates that were packed full of the most delectable and original selection of flavours. “I’ve heard too many people going “mmm” that I don’t even notice it anymore” she said. With the most outrageously crispy cheese topping and layers stuffed with sweet roasted vegetables, the vegetarian lasagne was an ultimate Upraw favourite (even for the meat-fanatics). For desert, the vegan chocolate brownie with wild summer fruits sorbet is one that could be mistaken for a milk-indulged definitely-not-vegan treat. With those misconceptions about what food vegans eat, you certainly would not picture a chocolate-packed brownie with a sweat sorbet side as one of them. All the food at Zoukinis is locally sourced from the grocers in Westbourne and, whilst supporting local businesses, they are also getting their hands on the most superb and delicious food that would not be available in the supermarket.
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Head Chef Jay Marais and Chef Kurt Martin are the wing-men-duo behind the imaginative meatfree creations at Zoukinis. Surprisingly, they are both not vegetarian. This gives the menu the best of both worlds; with their experience in both meat and meat-free cuisine (such as vegetarian/ vegan/gluten free food) that they gained from college combined with Kelly’s inventive recipes, they all work together to create what’s best for everyone. They are trying to get more meat eaters into the restaurant, and those who currently visit Zoukinis have had a positive experience: “Those who do come love it here and we get quite a few” Jay said. It is those who are unaware of how delicious and interesting meat-free cuisine can be that are effectively increasing the planet’s delicate state. With a mass amount of 230million tonnes of animals eaten a year by humans (that’s twice as much as thirty years ago); farming is ranked as one of the three greatest sources of climate change emissions. Of course, sustainable farming, emissions from clearing forests,
transport and greenhouse gases that would be released by substitute activities (to grow food that would replace meat) would need to be considered…plus, there are also animals that are used for multi-purposes (such as leather). But, with ambition, meat-free living could positively change everything. “People need to be educated” Said Abbey, a recently turned vegetarian who also works at Zoukinis. There is segregation in many restaurants and, whilst serving the typical mushroom dish, it is clear that this is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding. Lots of restaurants do not cater for vegetarians or do so to the minimum, and perhaps this mass misunderstanding has shadowed the public’s interpretation of what is therefore available. It even starts from a young age, where in schools you are educated about the different food groups and how to have a balanced diet…but there were and are never many options for vegetarians.
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Zoukinis and the staff are very passionate about what they do and their aim is not to convert people who eat meat to a vegetarian life-style. Abbey said “We don’t try and plaster veggie all over everything” and explained how it is a way of life, rather than being fussy. “We’re showing the customers a lifestyle” Abbey clarified. With their “Say yes!” ethos, Zoukinis welcomes everyone. Extra care is taken to provide exceptional food
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for all dietary requirements and allergies are always checked among the customers – they are really careful with contamination. Plus, for those who crave a succulent meat-like meal, their veggie (and vegan) burgers (which are in fact labelled ‘burgers’) are sure to be appealing. Everything is at a great price and with the restaurant soon to be starting up a dog’s coffee morning, they really have pulled out all the stops for everyone…even dogs!
Zoukinis 18 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, 01202 766797 www.zoukinis.com
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ondon’s Mayfair Burger & Lobster Restaurant opened back in 2011 to rave reviews and immediate popularity. The concept was pretty simple; offer your diners a choice of three dishes, Lobster, Lobster Rolls or a Burger, and let the quality of the food speak for itself. The Burger & Lobster name continues to expand throughout the city, and has gained quite a following, with long queues always to be expected outside the establishment during Lunch or Dinner service. Such was the experience for Nick Hewitt, Head Chef at WestBeach, who on a visit to the restaurant had to wait for three hours before he was able to get a table inside. Nick loved the idea, but vowed never to queue that long again, instead deciding to bring the concept down to our sandy shores and give it his own spin, naturally with the approval of the guys who originally thought up the idea. Since starting the WestBeach Lobster and Burger Night back in December, demand for the event has really taken off, with a continuous stream of tables on the evening that the UpRaw team went along. Taking their cue from the London establishment, WestBeach’s menu is straightforward; Burger, Lobster with garlic butter, Lobster on ice or Lobster Thermidor. You can of course pick a few choice sides; such as a bowl of handcut chips or the vibrant and crisp salad, but nothing takes away from the main dish. The burger or lobster remains the showpiece. On taking our seats, the first thing we noticed were the bibs that are waiting for you by the place settings – a fun element that we later found out are also a necessity. The immediate reaction is to want to put the bibs on, so we did, and whilst it takes a special sort of person to pull of plastic bib chic, it’s a nice touch to have the same bibs that are used in the restaurants in London. Whilst waiting for our mains we were brought a mezze platter of appetisers, including the usual expectations such as mixed olives or pitta bread with dip. But with the inclusion of stuffed baby peppers with goat’s cheese and some marinated anchovies, the platter became even more of a treat, making our table eager to get stuck in.
When our mains promptly arrived, they did not disappoint. The genius of the Lobster and Burger Night is the pricing at £20, and for those of you a bit sceptical that whilst that price may be a steal for a whole lobster, it’s a bit of a rip off for a burger, let me tell you the beef option definitely lived up to its sea dwelling rival. Cushioned in a toasted seeded bun, the beef patty is all about the meat, packed with locally sourced fillet mince beef and beautifully seasoned, the burger becomes a show stopper with the additions of bacon; crisp not dry and melted cheese that adds a tang and lessens the otherwise potentially too salty bacon. Alongside the burger comes a small ramekin of homemade relish, made from ketchup, mustard, shallots and gherkins. Extremely yummy, it tasted just as good with the burger as a dip for your chips. The Lobster was a different but equally enjoyable experience. Smothered in garlic butter, your mouth’s already watering before the plate is placed in front of you. Armed with your weapons of choice, in this case shell crackers and a thin seafood pick, you’re expected to get stuck in and use your hands. It was at this point that we realised the wearing of the bibs was a good call, as a few unexpected squirts of ‘lobster juice’ occasionally escaped a person’s plate. But that was all part of the fun and experience of the dish, and definitely not something to be squeamish about. As you’d expect from such an establishment as WestBeach, the lobster was cooked to perfection; tender and sweet. Squeeze your half a lemon over the bountiful meat, enjoy with a bowl of chips, and it’s a feast fit for even the fussiest of diners. And at the risk of repeating myself, at £20 it’s a treat that you’ll be able to afford having again. With the summer seeming like it might finally be well and truly upon us, it’s hard to imagine a better way to spend an evening than at WestBeach’s Burger and Lobster Night. The combination of the restaurant’s comfortable yet contemporary surroundings (full length glass windows that perfectly frame the magnificent view) with the steady hum of contented chatter and consistently impeccable cooking, makes it safe to say you’ll be at one of the best evenings any restaurant in Bournemouth has to offer.
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West Beach Burger and Lobster night Next event - Thursday 1st August west-beach.co.uk 01202 587 785
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imple menus are definitely having their moment in the culinary world’s limelight. From a commitment to locally sourced produce, or a rejection of more finicky gastronomic options in favour of a return to homelier, more comforting food, it seems that the motto of the day is “the less fuss, the better”. That’s certainly the mantra by which The Stable is working. Begun in Bridport back in 2009, this self-proclaimed ‘Cathedral to Cider’ has pledged itself to offering the best quality pizza, pies and, you guessed it, cider around. But don’t be fooled into thinking that simple is some poorly-veiled way of saying boring; armed with an address book filled to the brim with the best farmers and cider makers Dorset has to offer, The Stable promises an eating experience that won’t leave you feeling short changed. In anticipation of the The Stable bringing its straightforward approach to great eating to our very own Poole Quayside next month, the Upraw team went on a little road trip to their Weymouth restaurant and had a preview taste of their menu, all in the aid of letting you lovely lot know what to expect when the Poole residency finally arrives. First, let’s talk about the cider. It’s something we here in the West Country excel at, a fact not ignored by The Stable, to the point where if any of you out there want to make some dubious claim to not really being that into cider, they promise to have you converted by the time you leave their hallowed walls.
One of the brilliant ways they do this is by offering a cider board for £7.50, for which you get five half-pints of the nectar, each expertly chosen to best demonstrate the spectrum of flavours’ cider has to offer. Pick the one that most agrees with you, and then chose from the abundance of draughts, boxed or bottled ciders and perrys. With over 57 names on offer, there’s bound to be something there to placate even the fussiest of taste-buds. But it’s the food that you really give a damn about, and it’s the food that will truly leave you wanting to come back for more. The Stable’s award winning pizza use their own organic sour dough recipe to make a base thin and crisp, on top of which they’ve managed to pack some of the more unusual but no less appetising flavours the Upraw team have ever enjoyed on a pizza. My personal shout-out goes to The Joe Gundry; smoked mackerel and salmon, marinated spinach, topped with fresh parsley and lemon, it felt like my summer eating habits had been completely futile up till the moment of taking that first bite. Another popular choice was The Lamb Roast. The marinated Dorset lamb, mint, goat’s milk cheddar and thyme roasted sweet potato made it the first pizza board to be wiped clean, and the one most yearned for on the drive back home. But if pizza’s not your thing (who are you!?) The Stable also has a strong offering of pies and salads that equally don’t shy away from flavour.
And the dessert. What a dessert! Baked caramelised apple and ginger cheesecake, topped with pecan praline and served with chocolate toffee sauce and clotted cream. It’s the type of dish that leaves you dismayed when you finish it, because you know it’d be unreasonable to order another one straight away, and waiting to come back into the restaurant the very next day just to have it again, seems like too long a time to wait. But it’ll have to be done.
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Using the ever more popular design of communal eating spaces; with long benches that give the perfect excuse to chat to that handsome stranger sat next to you, and grub ideal for sharing, it doesn’t take a genius to recognise that the new restaurant in Poole is going to be a huge success. In fact, the only problem I can see arising is how The Stable are going to be able to get anyone to leave.
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Pizza Pies Cider
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2 High Street Poole, BH15 1BW
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THE INGREDIENTS 40 ml Appleton estate 12 year 50 ml earl grey tea 5 ml Apricot brandy 5 ml sugar syrup 2 dashed orange bitters Served in teapot and poured into cup Each cocktail accompanied by: Chocolate, mixed nuts and coconut crepe canapĂŠ
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uigi Bray, known to his many friends and loyal customers as Giggi, is the proprietor and brains behind not only Bournemouth’s but the South Coast’s best place to eat icecream. Tucked away in the Burlington Arcade, you might be forgiven for walking straight past, but never for leaving empty handed once you’ve stepped inside. The visual impact of the Gelateria is something a lot of us will remember from our childhoods; on holiday with the family in Italy or Spain, the perfect height to peer into the glass cases of beautifully vibrant colours, glazed cherries or crushed pistachios resting on the top like glistening jewels. That desire to try at least a little bit of every flavour on offer. Well, walking into Giggi’s is like that all over again. Giggi first came to Bournemouth six years ago, accompanying an old friend to a funeral. It was a hot summer’s day, and the Italian in him screamed out for some proper, authentic icecream, but Bournemouth had nothing up to the standard. The decision was made; Giggi would return with his own Gelateria and provide the people of Bournemouth with the highest quality gelato. Don’t go thinking this was some sort of extreme whim though. Admittedly, being Italian would give Giggi a natural head start in the business, but the art of gelato making runs in the family. His parents ran an ice-cream parlour in his hometown of Alezio, Southern Italy, and his youngest memories consist of watching and helping them in the shop. After visiting Bournemouth he returned to Alezio to learn his mother’s recipes and enrolled
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in the famous Carpigiani Gelato University or International Ice-Cream University (yes such a place exists!) in Bologna to hone his skills. The following year he was back in Bournemouth with the Gelateria he still runs today, and has never looked back. Giggi places the success of the business in the quality of his gelato, “You just cannot lose when you have a quality product”. He explained how, in Italy, no gelato ever tastes the same because each one will have been made to a particular family recipe. It’s the draw of that one-off, authentically Italian taste that keeps his customers coming back for more, and what’s allowed him to supply his flavours to establishments in Southampton, Weymouth and the New Forest. Whilst Giggi is a master of gelato, with a mix of both the classic and innovative flavours, such as the number one customer favourite and house special ‘Giggi’ made to a secret recipe, the parlour also offers an exciting array of Sorbets, all fat and dairy free. Whether it’s Green Apple or Fruits of the Forest, you can be assured they’ll pack just as much of a flavoursome punch as the gelato, welcome news for all of you dairy intolerants out there. With a new store opening in Poole last month, and Tripadvisor awarding them the winners of the Certificate of Excellence this year, things continue to move in the right direction for Giggi. But there’s still one more element that makes the experience of visiting the parlour one not to be missed, and that’s the man himself. Always seen behind the counter with his beaming smile and Italian charm, everything about Giggi and the Gelateria exudes an air of warm hospitality, and they’re just waiting for you to drop in.
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Giggi Gelateria 10 Burlington Arcade, Bournemouth 01202 319777 www.giggigelateria.co.uk
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e’ve all heard the Italian phrases “Ciao” and “Ciao Bella” and, when we hear these greetings, we inevitably have romantic, sexy connotations and picture a handsome, bearded Italian man greeting his model-esque girlfriend by an idyllic canal. He then takes her to dinner. You picture a cosy, atmospheric and cosmopolitan setting with colours of red and dim lighting. The staff are friendly and the Italian cuisine is exquisite. With authentically soft music playing throughout the restaurant, you then undoubtedly question whether you can get such a place out of the heart of Italy. Well, you can…in Bournemouth! Ciao is an Italian style restaurant that caters for those romantic couples, those intimate dinner parties, those important business meetings and those private parties and weddings and even those who lunch. It is the perfect spot for all groups and couples who wish to experience the finest of Italy at a great value.
At just a few minutes away from the town centre, Ciao sits modestly yet beautifully among the locals, students and holidaymakers that flood into the well-known social hub of Bournemouth. With the vast array of people fleeting by, Sunny Sharma (owner and man behind the creations), said “It’s a little bit like ground Hog Day with the same people walking past”. While returning those kindly faces strolling by, he explained how those familiar persons tend to not go left unnoticed. But due to the atmosphere among the restaurant, it is an experience that any customer craves. Sunny and his team: sister Venita who works alongside him for part of the week, plus Marishan the chef are what makes Ciao exceedingly appetising. So much so, they have had visitors coming every year for five years when they come on holiday. The staff, here, make good friends with their customers so those who visit are those who obviously cannot get away.
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ow with a change in menu and a selection of excellent deals, Ciao Restaurant has become highly affordable and appeals to the masses (Happy Hour from 4-7 with buy one get one free on all tappas, will certainly leave you more than joyful). Food-wise, everything is made from scratch, bought locally and they make their own dough. This combined with their selection of foods creates an overall fantastically varied menu; Ciao can cater for all those special dietary needs such as gluten free, vegetarian and vegan which are requirements that are highly important in the modern day of cuisine. Ranging from a plate which replicates a seabed full of muscles coated in a selection of succulent sauces, to a pizza decoratively covered in tastefully tangy goats cheese and asparagus, Ciao succeeds in flavour, value and ranks highly in presentation. “We want the menu to speak for itself” Said Sunny and, if the menu were to speak, it would indeed be in Italian and would know a lot about catering. Sunny had previously worked at Ask Restaurant and, after gaining five years of experience at such a prestigious Italian eatery, he decided to open his own in 2005. With a close-knit group working together and a great amount of passion
for food, this was surely an excellent decision. With regular visits to London and the infinite collection of restaurants, cafes and bistros (and all that you can imagine in the realm of food), plus inspections of awe-inspriing TV shows on food, décor and styling, the team at Ciao have composed a remarkable dining experience. Sunny has always been more-than-good with food, and he explains how he can rustle up something with just a few ingredients: “I can even make toast delicious just by putting little bits on it”. He’s incredibly imaginative with his ingredients. “People have been here for hours” Said the humble Sunny. Referring to a group that had come in at midday and had not left until 10pm, the restaurant is keen to cater for all day events and is very relaxed. With a function room downstairs that can be freely hired for private parties (all at no extra cost) and a delectable assortment of intimate or more communal seating upstairs, Ciao has a seat for everyone. The menu displays a selection of tapas ranging to a meatpacked hearty Italian meal. So, whether you’re a strapped-for-cash student or an entrepreneur needing to discuss the latest business deal over lunch, ciao has that dish for all.
Ciao 144 Old Christchurch Rd, Bh11bz Bournemouth, 01202 555657 www.Ciaobournemouth.Co.Uk
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UPRAW Catches up with the fantastic Of Monsters and Men before their show at the O2 Academy Bournemouth
Photography: Amy Maidment for UPRAW Words: Owen Oâ€™Malley for UPRAW
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celand has provided the UK with not only frozen 60 piece party chicken squares; but some notable bands and artists over the last few decades. Björk, Sigur Rós and Seabear all hale from the lands of strongmen, Vikings and volcanoes. The latest Icelandic installment to take the UK and the world by storm are the six piece group Of Monsters and Men. Upraw’s Owen O’Malley caught up with front woman Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson at their headline performance at the Bournemouth O2.
You guys have just finished Glastonbury, how was it? Arnar: It was very very good Nanna: It was amazing! A: For me it was the best festival live, I liked all the flags and the vibe was good. N: It was amazing, we didn’t get to spend a lot of time there but I took a walk around the area and there was so much random weird stuff happening but it was great. Did you see any of the other acts? A: I saw Mumford & Sons from very far away but it was good. Do you like their music? Because they’re our biggest folk band? A: I think they’re good. N: A talented group of men. Are you missing the 24 hour summer sun out in Iceland? N: Yeah I think you know, when you are an Icelandic person and you’re abroad you miss the summer.
A: But apparently the summer in Iceland hasn’t been very good, it hasn’t even started. We are going home in two weeks and maybe we’ll take the summer from Europe home with us. N: It’d better be sunny when we come back home for the five days that we are there! A: Yeah, stay awake the whole time What’s the music scene like in Iceland? N: The music scene in Iceland is very big. A: It’s a cool community; a lot of people know each other. You know the other people in the other bands. The back stage is very small and if there are five bands playing the same night you have to talk to people to make friends. How does it compare, playing a huge festival to thousands of people and playing a small intimate gig to only a few hundred? N: Both are good in different ways, its amazing to be looking out at festivals like Glastonbury and seeing all those people and an amazing feeling to be standing up there looking over it. It’s good too because many people might not have seen you live and don’t know much about you so it’s a good opportunity to try to win them over.
A: For us playing our own headline show is a lot safer because the sound in our ears is always better, like we have a two hour sound check… N: And our production team, on our own turf. A: It’s different because at big festivals its like “get on stage! Play! Leave!” but that’s cool because it’s challenging. Your rise to fame has been rapid in a short space of time, is that scary, exciting or both? A: I wouldn’t say its scary but definitely exciting N: It’s bizarre I feel like sometimes its weird but in a really good way, in an exciting way. It’s hard to wrap your head around sometimes. A: We don’t think about it that much. We’re just playing and playing and playing and playing, crowds get bigger but I don’t feel like we’re changing.
with this draft that we just fell in love with and we got to work with them and realised these people are very creative, very cool and very much on the same page as we are and that’s a rare find to find people so synced together. A: We read the draft and we were like YES! This one. N: What happened is we got a lot back and their ideas were quite far away from what we had expected, but it was like wow! This it totally something we would do. So they thought outside the box when they didn’t have to. Who did you guys listen to growing up because the UK’s your closest neighbour? A: I listened to a lot of Blur that was my favourite band for many many years N: And I listened to the Cure…
You guys have broken through in America and played Saturday Night Live, what was that like?
A: Ah me too. One of my favourite bands is the Arctic Monkeys very ‘UK’.
N: Saturday Night Live is a live show, so anything can happen I guess so we’re like Shit!
Where is your favourite place to tour?
A: I had never seen Saturday Night Live before we went there. I didn’t know what it was almost. It was good, it wasn’t stressful or anything… N: Because you can do shows and there’s a stressful atmosphere there and it isn’t fun, but Saturday Night Live everyone was there to have a good time. We are putting on a show and its all done in a very positive way A: A very energetic way. You just poop your pants a little bit. Your music video Little Talks has over 66 Million views on Youtube, did you have any input into the idea for the video? A: Yeah we had probably three of four meetings of what the video could be for the song and wrote down a draft of our own and pitched that idea hoping that the director could come back with a cooler version, or at least their own spin on what we thought was cool. N: Yeah We Were Monkeys (the production team behind the video) were really great they just kind of came back
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N: We just went to South America; which was amazing. We went to Japan, and we’re going back there in a few weeks. I like those two places a lot. Your lyrics are all in English. Do you ever write songs in Icelandic? N: I don’t think it’s out of the question at all. Writing lyrics in English, it wasn’t conscious it just happens and I’m sure if we feel like a song is asking for Icelandic we’ll go there. What’s on the cards for the future of the band, any new songs or albums on the horizon? A: We don’t have a full song yet just 15 ideas… N: All in different minds… A: Yeah, Raggi counted the other day and there were 15 N: I think there are actually a lot more A: There might be one good song in these 15 ideas N: Maybe!
he bands live performance was as fantastic as you would expect from a band with as many as 8 members harmoniously rocking out on stage in front of a crowd singing along to every lyric. The variety of instruments and the suggestions of Icelandic folk running through each individual song creates an eminent sound which is difficult to categorise. Even by their own admission the band can’t decide on what ‘genre’ they best fit into. Perhaps sub-consciously their music reflects their homeland, full of mystique, folklore and fantasy landscapes. All we know is their unique sound seems to be hitting all the right buttons and their worldwide success is sure to continue for these northern islanders.
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So, with a career spanning over 14 years, how did it all begin?
What would you demand that your rider provide for you when you arrive for a gig?
Around 13/14 years-old skateboarding was my life - that and hip-hop. I used to love the soundtracks of skate videos like Goldfish and 20 shot sequence, plus I got in to collecting vinyl around the Fugees era and needed some where to play it. My best friends were just starting to get in to turntablism so I picked up scratching from them. I spent a whole summer in my Dad’s factory doing mundane work until I had the money for my own decks, then I became a hermit for a year and shortly after I was Dj’ing in clubs before I was old enough to be in them! Since then it’s been a 50/50 affair with skateboarding and Dj’ing. I’d say for the last 5 years I’ve been 100% into music Dj’ing and production.
Generally If I’m not driving I’ll just want booze: badger ale or a bottle of rum! I just need to keep in check before and during my set. Bravery juice is all good but when you get tangled up in your headphones and head butt the decks you’ve gone too far. Funnily enough after warming up for a few big US names they always want Courvoisier and a platter of cold meats. It must be some unwritten rule when you make it as a US rapper. That HAS to be on your rider.
Where did the name come from? Once, I got really sunburnt and my mate called me Roast (rather than Rhodes which is my second name). With scratch Dj’s there’s a battle mentality; when you’re working out routines you tend to look for samples that will diss other DJ’s. Funnily enough a lot of hip hop artists use Roast in their rhymes, for instance: “I roast all competition”, so it kind of worked for me. Unfortunately, as I started at a young age my DJ name wasn’t that imaginative but by the time I was older I’d done too much under that name to change it. When I moved to Bournemouth and got in to Ghetto Funk, I felt like I needed a new look. So, I added the Beats with a z ‘cos I’m down with the kids! Now you have Roast Beatz, whether on turntables or production it’s getting cooked! It’s a bit dumb but I’m not a very serious man. What other DJs do you rate? So many: JFB, Revolution, Featurecast, A skillz, C2C, Jimi Needles, Mr Thing, Babu, Jazz T, Ideal, Clockwork, Sneakee, DJ manipulate, local lads Dafu and Cursa, DJ AKA, Deceptakut. I could go on but I’d fill your magazine!
When you get the chance to go out and party what genre would you want to listen to? I’m pretty much hooked on Hip hop, Ghetto funk and turntablism! I love hearing soul singers and funk bands. It’s always nice to go and hear a dope DJ for inspiration. I warmed up for JFB the other day and that guy is incredible…it just makes me want to go home and practice. If I’m honest, I’m a big family man so I don’t get out as much as I used to. If I do go out and party I’m still getting bundled by mini Roast at 6am! I’m DJ’ing at Boomtown festival again with Riddim Fruit Records, so the grandparents will have my son. I’ll definitely be letting my hair down in-between sets and checking all the dope music there. This year the line up looks super fresh. Who are your main influences? Production-wise, people like The Allergies, DJ Inko, Badboe, DJ Alias, Tom Showtime, DJ Marrs, El Bomba, Slynk, K lab, DJ Aka, Mr Bird, CMC and Silenta - off the top of my head. As I mentioned earlier I’ve changed my style over the last few years, concentrating on making music that will fill dance floors. So, it’s been a learning curve with synths and harder drums etc. DJ-wise, have a look at my favourite DJ’s. If I can somehow get my cuts anywhere near the heavy hitters on that list, I’m happy.
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You have an album dropping soon tell us about that? This will be my second album but it is definitely a new outlook for me. All my music will have some aspect of hip hop. I’ve just switched the tempo up, beefed the drums out, made it a bit more accessible and reached out to some amazing artists. I’m blessed to have worked with people like Action Bronson, Dizzy Dustin, Jehst, Mystro and many more on this one. The last label I was signed to folded so I’m currently talking with 4 other labels - when I hear back from one more I’ll make a decision. I may split the album into 3 EP’s and release 1 per label. So the saying: ‘onedoor closes another opens’ is definitely true in this case. What is the rawest venue that you have played at in Bournemouth? I haven’t played at any dumps, really. The first place I played at was The Dancing Jug before it was The Dancing Jug. That was a mess, as was I! It may have just been the night as I’m sure it’s not raw anymore. I have played at some pretty crazy nights at The Winchester - just due to how packed we got the venue and how crazy the crowd were. As a club venue that place is fresh and there’s so many good artists coming through. I’ve put a lot of nights on there and the owner, Mark, and all the staff are a pleasure to work with. To be fair when you’re sober, packing up at 4 am after a mental night, any venue is raw!
What are your top ten tunes at the moment? 1. Roast Beatz feat Mys Diggi - Pour me (shameless plug) 2. Joe Driscol & Sekou Kouyate – New York (the Allergies remix) 3. DJ Marrs and Tom Showtime – Hungry Busta 4. DJ P – Perfect elevation 5. Sono Rhizmo – Do your stuff 6. The Captain – Dance Americano 7. JFB – Swing Bum 8. Nynfus Corporation – Say What 9. Badboe – Playin yourself 10. K lab – Mothership
‘Don’t even bother asking cos I won’t play it for you!!’ (Found on DJ Roast Beatz Facebook page) – Do you take any requests from the crowd? What’s the worst request that you’ve rejected? I really try not to. It’s a culture I don’t understand. If it’s relevant, well thought of, and I have it, then it’s not a problem. Common sense will usually tell you if a hip hop DJ has Peter Andre or not (one I got the other night). If you’re in Walkabout listening to Rihanna, fair enough, go and hassle the guy for some more main stream rubbish. But, if I’m playing classic hip hop and Ghetto Funk, what part of my set makes you think I’m going to kill the tempo and vibe to play Justin Bieber? Face palm I’m afraid.
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Look out for the album: Luxury Boom bap for the Eclectic B Boy. Dropping very soon featuring: Jehst, Action Bronson, Mystro, Manic, Phoenix da icefire, Stig of the dump, Brotherman, Dizzy Dustin, Too many T’s, Crystal Carter, Kylie Earl, Dabbla, Dr Syntax, Rtkal and Koaste.
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Let’s start from the beginning! Talk us through the lineup of the band, from when you first started to how it is now. Right, well Ryan and Mikey (drummer and guitarist) know each other from secondary school and they have been making music together since the embarrassing emo days. I (Ellie, vocals and keys) then met them at Totton College on the Music BTEC and we started jamming around together from the second year. We had an end of college show where we had to form bands so we naturally slid together and started writing more and doing covers by ‘Thrice’ and ‘The Temper Trap’. We wanted to continue with our original writing as a three piece - but for some reason we didn’t think we needed bass. As we got our first gig (Endorse It in Dorset festival 2011) and we got an investment of money to record our first EP, we realised we probably needed a bassist. Enter Tom Crouch! He played on our debut EP ‘Square Wheels’ and did a few shows with us, but as we went on to Uni it seemed a natural parting was in store. And now he is playing for Gabrielle Aplin, so good call. At Uni (Platform One on the Isle Of Wight) we met Dom – totally great name for a bass player by the way. A dom dom dom dom… Anywho, Dom Hough was very tall and smiley. He played and wrote with us on bass and vocals for nearly a year, covering shows with us like the Isle of Wight Festival Mainstage and headlining Bestival Bandstand in the summer of 2012. Going in to our second year degree however he realised he had more important commitments and sadly left. This leaves us with the lineup we have now with Mr Alex Vanblaere! If you can’t pronounce his last name it’s perfectly understandable. He lives with Mikey and myself, and Ryan comes over all the time and we order lots of Chinese takeaways and watch The Food Network all night and generally laugh at Alex together. There is a lot of love in our band. Are there any musicians that you take your main inspirations from, or are there just too many to name? Any math-rock artists such as Colour, Tubelord, TTNG,Tangled Hair... also bands such as Everything Everything, Daughter, Local Natives. We love so many
genres and they’re all starting to merge and it’s so fun to write with! If you could go on tour with any band or musician who would it be and why? Oooh goodness me that is really hard, we’ve been wanting to tour for so long! I think it would be amazing to go on a support tour for a band we really admire ourselves. Ultimately, a band like Everything Everything, as we have been compared to them recently and we love their ‘bizaRre’n’B’ genre… But any bands of a similar eating/tour mentality and genre will do nicely. For people who haven’t heard of ‘Signals’, how would you describe yourselves? Our music? Time-travelling, jazz enthused, indie-mathpop. Us? Time-travelling, tea-infused, Chinese food lovers. You’ve recently recorded the new EP at The Ranch with Mr Neil Kennedy. Are you excited to showcase your new stuff, and when can we expect to be able to hear it? ‘Facial Furniture’ is our second EP, and we are really happy with it because it represents our growth, and has a more defined sound than ‘Square Wheels’. We love ‘The Neil’. He’s gone for a really pop but quirky production which sounds huuuoowwwggee, with reference tracks like Dog Is Dead, Everything Everything (yet again), As Tall As Lions and Daughter. The main difference with ‘FF’ from our debut EP is that our song-writing is definitely more ‘mathy’, and it does sound like a total group effort. The beauty I find personally with our writing is that it is so collaborative; not one person writes any whole song so you get different influences and elements throughout one piece, making each song pretty eclectic but obviously by the same group. Hopefully there’ll be something for everybody on this EP, with some intimate and ambient sections, and some more dancey and angular. Hearing the songs come
together in the studio that we had only heard ourselves perform live was such a nice moment for us after we had spent so long writing them. Programming in all the time-signature and tempo changes in the pre-pro was a challenge in itself, but the outcome was so worth it for us. We have learnt a lot since the last EP and we really enjoyed the studio time. Neil has the knack of adding in production elements that you then can’t imagine the track without. He creates the right feel in the right places and adds lots of texture and energy. We did a bit of writing in the studio also over the six days, especially on ‘Dawn’ the opening track on the EP and intro to ‘Come Out The Blue’. Our favourite parts of the recording were most certainly the room vocals, adding Rhodes onto everything possible and so much extra percussion. Bless Ryan with his shaker antics. We are gigging the new EP now, but it should hopefully be digitally released in a month or two. Physical release will occur when we get enough money to get the CDs manufactured! A downfall of independent bands in full time education… Hope you like it, chaps, we can’t wait for you to hear it! New material means no more square wheeled bikes! Have you got some new doodles in the pipeline for the tracks? Who does the illustrations?
Are there any bands who you recommend that we should look out for this year? We’re going to rep the Island here and go with Goodbye Stereo – great music, great beards. And also a band we followed around the Isle Of Wight festival like puppies called Plastic Mermaids – a band for fans of The Antlers, Bon Iver, Noah And The Whale and Alt J. You’ve just recently performed again at the IOW festival. How was it 2nd year round, did you feel like pros ‘cause you’ve been there and done it before? We had three sets this year and each one was just more fun than the last. We did miss the main stage though! The food backstage was amazing… and we got an incredible rider with many lovely beverages, always a bonus! This year though it may have actually topped the last because we had so much support, both local and from people who had found us on Tumblr etc. and wanted to check us out. We also sold lots of our exclusive festival EPs - loads of sing-a-longs and audience banter. Lovely crowds; festivals are the best. Let’s hope 3rd time lucky works out and you guys are playing on the main stage next year!? Totally, bring it on next year! #everythingcrossed!
Ryan does do doodles in spare studio time [insert Ryan’s doodle]…. We’ll use that as a booklet art backup, eh Ryan? But seriously, we have a mega cool chap working on our artwork right now! It involves antique facial contraptions and just generally awesome concept shit and we’re dead excited to see it. I’m afraid it’s under wraps though at the moment.
Signals signalsband.tumblr.com soundcloud.com/signalsuk signalsuk.bandcamp.com www.youtube.com/signalsuk
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We catch up with the music industryâ€™s most eclectic mix of Classical and House.
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Words: Anna Jenkins for UPRAW
It’s nice to see such a niche take on music for 2013! Can you tell us a little of the origin of the band? How did you guys team up together?
Your videos are also very innovative and all hold a fresh concept. Can you talk us through a little of the inspiration that goes to creating them?
We started as a string quartet and then Jack made some recordings of us playing Dvorak and Shostakovich. He secretly began writing some beats and bass lines around little snippets that he took from these recordings and so Clean Bandit was born. We were at university together at the time, and our college friend Ssegawa laid down the vocals for Mozart’s House. We put on a club night and started to play this stuff live.
Well we think of the visual as one with the music: both are equally important to us, so the ideas for the music videos tend to come at the same time as writing the music. Sometimes we think of a visual concept Before writing the song: this happened with our video UK Shanty.
Last year, artist Benji B and the Deviation String Quartet played with an orchestrated group on the London eye for the Red Bull Revolutions in Sound which was a pretty nice idea! Would you guys consider doing something like this? Yes! That sounds amazing, would love to get on the London Eye and play our tunes! You’re well known for your live performances, with people stating how refreshing it is to witness a visual performance in contrast to the overwhelming scene of DJs at the moment. What has been your favourite show/memory of performing so far? Probably at the opening of Frank’s Cafe on the roof of a 10-storey car park in Peckham. You could see the whole of London behind us and then the sun went down during our set – it was amazing.
You also recently did a BBCR1 Live lounge session. Are you set to be collaborating with any major artists coming up? That was really fun. We’re doing a lot of collaborations and there are some major artists that we love (of course), so possibly! Here in London we’ve got some hints of sunshine creeping through the clouds and it’s getting us excited for summer! Can you tell us what festivals we can find you at this season? Glastonbury, Beatherder, Blissfields, Secret Garden, Reading and Leeds, Creamfields, Wireless and many more... And we have our own show in London on July 17th at XOYO! And lastly, we see you guys are London based, any hot spots in the city we should know about? Where can we find you guys when you’re not on tour? We like Duck and Waffle, a 24 hour restaurant on the 48th floor of the heron tower, Liverpool St. It’s nice to enjoy a leg of duck on a waffle with syrup at 5am after a long night in the studio!! We think the best club is Plastic People.
Clean Bandit www.cleanbandit.com www.soundcloud.com/cleanbandit
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Whats Happening at the O2 Academy Bournemouth
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What would you expect from your usual Friday stroll along Sandbank’s Beach? A few yachts on the harbour, some pampered pets on a beach walk ….or 2,000 + party loving people taking over one of the most prestigious stretches of coast line in the UK!?
Friday 12th July 2013 may just be a historic date in our local event history. As the sun set on the UK Beach Polo Championships Friday evening, it was time for Upraw to experience what Cocoloco had in store for us with ‘On The Beach’. As we looked at the line-up the signs were good; it’s not often you see the likes of Radio 1’s ‘Monki’, Kidnap Kid, Hannah Wants, Jordan Peak and charting acts such as Gorgon City ft Yasmin performing on the same bill outside of one of the UKs top festivals... let alone on a blue flag beach!
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Luckily the sets that followed did not disappoint. After Jordan Peak had set things off (and sent a warning to anyone wondering what to expect) it was time for Kidnap Kid, and then onto Monki to show us why she’s being tipped as a natural successor to Annie Mac with a flawless selection of underground anthems and certified classics. Next up, chart favourites Gorgon City (accompanied by the effortlessly gorgeous Yasmin) took to the stage before Hannah Wants closed the show with upbeat garage and house.
Whilst the contrast from Beach Polo to a Cocoloco produced party was a bit of a shock for some, we loved seeing Sandbank’s being put to use with an event that can now take on an added bit of personality...and give us all a much needed excuse to party on the beach!
Meet this months unquestionably brilliant illustrator.
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Where do you get your ideas from? I’m inspired when I see a really great film or when I read a news story that pisses me off, but most especially when I’ve seen or heard enough of a woman’s work where it gets to the point of thinking ‘Why can’t I be you!?’. Recently I’ve been gushing about the poet Warsan Shire, the artist Yayoi Kusama and as always, Beyoncé! It’s at these times I take to my sketchbook and scribble away. I›m also definitely inspired by other illustrators – I really like the work of Hattie Stewart and Laura Callaghan. How did you get into illustration?
With your half English half Nigerian background, do you feel that the illustrations you do are reflective of this culture mix? Yeah, for sure. Ethnic minorities definitely get a raw deal when it comes to media representation. It can be hard to see someone who reflects you - drawing people of colour is my personal response to that. I find it cathartic to draw what I would like to see. Your illustrations feature some iconic celebrities - such as Courtney Love and Boy George - what was the inspiration behind this?
I’ve always been big on drawing – I used to get through hoards of the industrial size paper that my mum would bring home from work as a kid. I’m one of those people who are always doodling in the margins absent-mindedly. I didn’t really consider it properly until I became the illustrator for my student newspaper at Uni in Bristol, after that I thought that I’d make a go of it.
I guess it’s because I’m a bit of a sucker for celebrity gossip! Sadly, I’m no stranger to the Showbiz pages of Daily Mail. Boy George has so much going on facially, what with the graphic 80s makeup and the ribbons and the perfect eyebrows, that I really enjoyed drawing him. I like using bold outlines in my work and I think that worked quite well with Boy (Can I call him Boy!?).
What is it that you tend to post about/illustrate on your blog?
What advice would you give to any aspiring illustrators?
Heaux Culture is something I do with my writer friend Rebecca Gribbin, and it really serves as a virtual reminder for us to keep writing (or in my case writing and drawing) about the things and people that mean something to us. We write about books, films, TV and art to a monthly theme from a loosely feminist point of view, and I illustrate the posts. In honour of The Great Gatsby film coming out, this month’s theme has been ‘Bright Young Things’ – for which I’m using a vibrant yellow colour scheme. I studied Art History at university, so it’s nice for me to have a space where I can talk about visual culture outside of the academic grind, as well as getting to draw all my favourite characters in the media.
Get in touch with Upraw, they’re well nice! If you were given a pen and a paper right now, what would you doodle? Probably lots of different sized triangles that all fit together… it’s kind of my default doodle – I’m not in the Illuminati though, honest!
French Wine Night WestBeach - Wednesday 24th July Five-course tasting menu influenced by French cuisine. A bespoke menu and wine flight has been created by their award-winning team. Wine expert Kent Barker will be presenting each wine in turn and on hand to answer any questions. £45 per person. Call 01202 587785 to book. Sean Locke 26th July Lighthouse Performance: 8.00pm
Aruba’s 6th Birthday Aruba - Fri - Sun 26th / 27th / 28th July Aruba are going mental and kicking off the party straight after work finishes on Friday giving away branded trucker caps, loyalty cards, candy floss, cocktails, birthday cake and they’re not stopping there. Afro- Disiac are playing live on the Sunday on the balcony with BBQs, cocktails and more. Artisan Market 1st August Arts & Crafts stalls, Artisan Food, Street Food & Live Entertainment. Bournemouth Triangle.
Muddeford Arts Festival 3rd/4th August Muddeford Quay Green The best of local artists and craft makers are on show to exhibit, demonstrate & sell their work, plus a variety of entertainment throughout the day. Thai Festival - Annual Thai Summer Fair Sunday 4th August Kings Park Boscombe. 10.30am – 4.00pm
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Candle Light Nights 7/14/21st August The Lower Gardens are transformed by thousands of tealights and you can help light them from dusk accompnied by fire dancing and live entertainment. Bournemouth Gardens. From approx. 8.00pm
BACK 2 HOUSE HALO - 9th August Darius Syrossian, Wildkats, Uncle D and Kuba Drypher descend on the church
Burlesque Evening Print Rooms - Saturday 17th August A night of high class glamour, decadent vintage cuisine, live swing, jazz, blues and the most beautiful provocative dancers you’ve ever seen. A totally unique evening you need to attend. Call 01202 789669 to book £49 per person 10 bands in 10 hours Aruba – Sunday 18th August Something Bournemouth has never done before – literally 10 bands over 10 hours. Starting from 12pm and going till 10pm. The first 100 people will get free desperados.To book a booth with drinks. call 01202 554211 Hoosiers Mr Kyps - 22nd August Doors open at 20.00 pm
Open Air Cinema Purbeck Film Festival presents open air cinema in the castle grounds. Experience the magic of watching ‘Stars under the Stars’ in the ruins of Corfe Castle. The Square, Corfe Castle - Daily from 23 August to 25 August 2013 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm Victorious Festival Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 24th 25th August www.victoriousfestival.co.uk
Duck Race At 4.00pm 2,000 little (plastic) ducks are thrown over the bridge in Bridge Street, into the Millstrem. Various stalls, tombola, books, and bric-a -brac. Christchurch Quay Monday 26 August 2013 From 10.00am - 4.00pm Bournemouth Air Festival Bournemouth Seafront, Pier Approach and Lower Gardens 29th August - 1st September
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