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WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE WHITSTABLE IMP!

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ugust has been a mixed bag of a month weather-wise, and September promises a mixed and very FULL bag of entertainment. Even if you don’t have the traditional back-to-school rush to get shoes, bags, books and uniform, there’s still plenty for you to plan and do. We’re brought you as much of the Hop Festival events as we could - see the gig guide p38, and there are LOADS of things happening here in Whitstable, literally on your doorstep. We always list as many events as we can in our pages but this one

came through when we were already full: The Monument Pub is holding a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan on Friday September 24th - why not pop up for a cake, a cuppa and a chat if you can spare the time? Enjoy this issue of the IMP and good luck for the new academic term, if that’s affecting you now. We’ll be back in October. Christina & The IMP Team The Whitstable IMP, PO Box 290, Whitstable CT5 9AH

EDITOR Christina Birkett – Christina and husband Mel launched The Whitstable IMP in December 2008, around the same time their third daughter was born. As well as writing, editing and mothering, Christina enjoys singing and cake-making, has recently rediscovered running, and loves going to local gigs and exhibitions. Contact her at christina@the-imp.co.uk

CONTRIBUTORS Chris Haydon – Chris is 19 years old and has lived in Whitstable his whole life. Currently studying Film at the University of Brighton, Chris is an avid film fan and buff, and plans to go to the National Film School after University to study Directing Fiction Film and Documentary. He loves writing film reviews, and will be writing reviews for the IMP between course work and writing for the university’s paper, ‘The Pebble’. Georgie Mind – Georgie is 18 and has lived in Whitstable most of her life. Currently studying A levels at Canterbury College in English, Art History, Philosophy and Psychology, she hopes to start a degree course in Art History next year. Georgie is very passionate about promoting arts in the community and thinks that the diversity of the wonderful Whitstable art scene should be celebrated!  Malissa Taylor – South African-born Malissa is passionate about three things; Mamahood, Music and Mother Earth. She spends most of her time consumed by these and feels that her responsibility is to ensure that each is celebrated by everything that she does. Malissa loves to be part of, and write about, the Whitstable community and local music. Lucy de Pledge – Chestfield-based mother of two and self-confessed metalhead, Lucy works in Faversham as an estate agent, as well as providing the IMP with Festivals and Gig guides through her band and gig promotions company, LDP promotions. Contact her at www.ldppromotions.com or 07834 354618. Nelson P. Jefferson – Nelson P. Jefferson is the 90-year old drummer of The Near Legendary Blue Chickens and hails originally from Memphis Tennessee, although has been a resident of Faversham for some years now. He can sometimes be seen sitting in his rocking chair on the front porch or else fruitlessly panning for gold on the banks of the creek.

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Cassie Stafford – Cassie lives in Whitstable with her husband Matt and two beautiful children. They have been here for nearly 2 years now and love it. Cassie has a great passion for writing, music, reading and going on adventures with her kids.

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A thirst for music... The people of Whitstable’s ‘thirst for music’ was the driving force behind new music company Whit Live, according to founder Jane Lindsey. A music business executive with 20 years experience in the industry, Jane saw a gap in the market for national and international bands and wanted to bring quality live music here, in an organic way, avoiding the often cut -throat nature of the music industry.

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aving lived in Whitstable for nine years, until the birth of her son in 2006, Jane worked in the music industry in London as an independent PR working with such names as Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Ray Davies, Fish, EMI Music Publishing and Monsters of Rock Festival. She moved to Canterbury to take over as Director of Provocateur Records, a cuttingedge independent jazz label with artists such as Andy Sheppard, Norma Winstone and Mike Gibbs, as well as briefly working as marketing director for bands such as Caravan, Barclay James Harvest and Gong. Commenting on the launch of WhitLive, Jane explained: “Whitstable has a vibrant live music scene but few national and international acts are seen here. WhitLive intends to change that. Our autumn series begins with three truly awesome tribute acts and will be held at The East Quay, The Harbour. For those who don’t know it, it is a fantastic venue - low ceilinged with a rather hip cellar club vibe in a refurbished warehouse on the beach - a great place to see a live band and a bit of a hidden gem. Future events will include both established names and up and coming artists from all genres of music.” Tribute acts have become an increasingly popular style of live music in recent years. People are sometimes wary of tributes and poor quality ‘karaoke’ acts can give the genre a bad name, and Jane realises this: “We are not talking dodgy Abba nights here!” she explained. “WhitLive has booked three of the best acts who are genuine tributes to amazing rock acts.” These musicians are not only incredibly talented but also passionate about the bands that they pay tribute to. So what can Whitstable look forward to? Taking up the East Quay stage this month are the Kings of Lyon on September 24. Their gig at The East Quay comes as a pre-tour warm-up

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before the band embark on a 26 date UK tour that will see them entertain the masses at venues including the O2 Academies in Bristol, London and Liverpool. Their set includes hits from Kings of Leon’s last four albums, and promises you a show packed full of energy and quality, which has already gained them an international reputation. Second on the bill, on November 5 are LetzZep.”If you closed your eyes you really could imagine that it was Plant and Page up there. And if you opened them again the illusion didn’t really go away”. Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times. Ticketmaster rates these guys as the Most Popular and Top Rated Led Zeppelin tribute act in the UK today. LetzZep have been featured on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, in Classic Rock and Kerrang, and have even been invited by Led Zeppelin themselves to perform at the official launch party for Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mothership’ album. Talking to ‘Q’ music magazine, Robert Plant said; “I walked in and saw me.” Coldplace, play the East Quay December 3. Fresh from a European tour, this band’s live show is second to none. Their aim, as a stunningly accurate tribute to one of the world’s biggest bands, is to capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere. As for future plans - in 2011 WhitLive will bring to you a Spring series of singer/songwriters and a Summer series of Reggae may be in the pipeline. Watch this space… Gigs start at 8.30 pm and tickets are £10 in advance, available from www.wegottickets.com, The Hotel Continental, Gatefield Sounds, Windy Corner Stores and Canterbury Rock. For more details contact Jane Lindsey on 07926 535784, and look out for the website, up soon at www.whitlive.co.uk Georgie Mind

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Twizzle Brown and Lenny Sparkle by Cassie Stafford Twizzle Brown and Lenny Sparkle did everything together. They walked together, talked together, sang together, and played together. They were the best of friends. One beautiful summer morning Twizzle lay in his bed awoken by the early sun. Stretched his arms and burst into song. A little blue bird was passing by. She heard Twizzle’s song and she started to cry. When Twizzle saw her tears overflowing he wanted to know where she was going, he wanted to help as she looked so sad. Little bird what could be so bad?

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She explained to Twizzle that her song had gone, That she had woken up this morning with no chirp, or tweet not a song or a lyric had jumped to her beak. Twizzle’s best friend Lenny was clever, quite bright. He’d know what to do. You know he just might. The little blue bird managed a smile Ruffled her feathers and sat for a while before she said, “okay Twizzle Brown I’ll stay right here. I’ll wait for dear Lenny but I do fear, my song may not come back at all and tonight is the blue birds summer ball.” “Don’t worry Miss Blue Bird,” Twizzle said, As he brushed his twizzle tuft on top of his head. “My best friend Lenny has magical feet With a little walk we’ll find your tweet.” Lenny sat at his table sipping his tea When out of his window who should he see? His best friend Twizzle walking this way. Lenny waved, and smiled. “What a beautiful day!”

Twizzle came in rather flustered. “Come sit down and have some custard.” “No time for custard!” Twizzle said “We have a mystery to solve my friend.” Lenny sat quietly taking everything in. “Humm” he said, “I see.” He grinned. His feet glowing sparkly red, “Let’s go Twizzle. Quick!” he said. They walked through the forest of autumn trees, And listened to the gentle breeze and swirling leaves rustling on the ground. When they heard a familiar sound. A song, a sweet tweet as they moved along. Lenny’s feet flashed and shone a burning red. “ I believe we have found Miss Blue Bird’s song,” he said. The circle of leaves rose higher and higher, Musical notes emerged from a dusty mud fire. Lenny pulled out a magical bag and scooped up the notes with all the strength that he had. With the song safely trapped inside The friends now ran to find, Little Miss Blue Bird at the blue birds ball. But they looked and looked and couldn’t find her at all. “Miss Blue Bird! Come, we have your song, Miss Bird, where have you gone?” Then just by chance they saw her perched high on a branch. She saw them coming and flew down quick. Lenny opened the bag as she flew over head and the notes swirled around her pretty blue head. Then disappeared and she opened her beak and what should come out a chirp and a tweet. Text copyright © Cassie Stafford 2010 The right of Cassie Stafford to be identified as the Author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

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THE THUNDERBUGGS

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n light of this, I fast forward to the day our lovely editor, Christina, arrived at my gate with a copy of a ‘live studio’ album created by local band, The Thunderbuggs. It was shortly after four and I was swimming deep inside the bed-time routine that most parents are busy with at this time. I ran the children’s bath and as the calming aroma of lavender circulated our home, I decided to put the CD on. Children safely in the bath, I began - or rather we began - an invigorating power hour which was to be one of the most memorable Monday nights I’d had in a while... The first track is a cover of a Kasabian track, called ‘Fire’. It is a powerful rendition of an incredible song and I am almost sure that the ‘buggs’ version is exactly what the original should have been. Tony, the Italian-born front man, brings a raw, sound to the song which I believe actually makes the song ten times better than the polished, corporate original. While these delicious sounds filled our home, my children danced wildly in the bath leaving the bathroom in a liquid blanket of soap suds and delighted laughter. It made me think of those times I had been to a gig and I was so enthralled by the music that I wished it would never end... Next track is Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Cigarette Smoke’, chosen by Tony. One of his heroes and influences is

Alex Turner and Tony explains: “Although not very well known, this song has always had a big welcome from our fans, to the point that people were asking us to play it regularly. To date this song still remains in one of our sets.” Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon is next. A huge hit for the Kings Of Leon and a huge hit for the Thunderbuggs when played. This song was again chosen due to its huge popularity with both the audience and the band. Tony explains: “We usually leave this song till about mid-set, when everyone’s a little tipsy and up for blasting out the chorus with us. A gift from the Kings Of Leon!” Time Is Running Out by Muse follows. This song was chosen simply to honour a guitar legend and musical genius, Matthew Bellamy. Tony says: “We’ve watched this guy run around on stage with his guitar on his head playing lead guitar. In my opinion there’s not enough recognition for Matthew. This was always a popular Muse track. The band love playing it, I love singing it and the audience enjoys listening to me trying to squeeze out those amazingly high notes!” I Predict A Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs is up next. “Always a great song to start off a gig,” Tony explains, “It’s a big song and a very important one to get right. We hadn’t really heard any other bands

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cover this so thought it ideal to cover due to its popularity and presence.” Somebody Told Me by the Killers, the next track, is musically very involved and technical. “This song was a challenge for all of us in the band. We wanted to nail this one and really give it our own sound. The challenge appealed to all of us and every time we play it there seems to be a sense of achievement with this one.” Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes is an old classic. “Everyone seems to like this song. We chose it simply due to its likeability. It’s one of those songs that everyone forgets about until they hear it and then: BOOM! It takes you right back to the time it was originally performed by the White Stripes.” When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys is next. “As any Arctic Monkeys fan will know, the drummer is not human, he’s a robot. Any drummer that can mimic this song is worth his weight in gold, so hats off to our own drummer, John. This song is so much fun to play and always gets a warm reception.” Hold On, an original by the Thunderbuggs is next. “This song was written by David, our Lead Guitarist in 2009. David is an excellent guitarist and great lyricist, and wrote this in a day. It was rehearsed the same weekend and remains, we feel, a great original track. We’ll let you form your own opinion,” Tony says, smiling. Lou Lou, another Thunderbuggs original, is up next - a brand new cover for the band, written by Tony on a Saturday afternoon. “This song, I feel, is the bees knees,” Tony laughs. “But credit to all the guys, as I wrote it using their interpretations and ideas of where they wanted the song to go. They made it.” Sheenah, another original, was written by David in 2009. “There are some great lyrics in this song,

we’d hope you agree,” Tony laughs. “I can’t speak for everyone in the band but this song always gives me an Oasis kind of vibe. It’s a fun song to sing and a challenging one, vocally. We hope you enjoy it.” One Night Stand, again by the Thunderbuggs was written by Tony this year for 2010. “We’ve yet to release this song as it’s only just been completed - but watch this space, Myspace fans!” It’s Not Over Yet by the Klaxons is up next. “A Great fun song to sing and play,” Tony muses. “Credit to David on this one for replacing keyboard with lead guitar. We chose it simply because it was a great cover of an old dance track. Every Indie fan knows it and always gets applause.” Ever Fallen In Love by the Buzzcocks follows. “Yes, I know what you’re thinking, where does that fit in our set?!” Tony laughs. “Quite simply, we’ve made it our own and it seems to be a hugely popular choice that now has its place with us. This song is sung by David while I take a back seat and a breather. It’s nice sometimes to just step back and enjoy playing the guitar while someone else does the vocal.” Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand is a favourite of Roddy’s. “We love playing this song and feel that it’s another sing a long that everyone knows,” Tony explains. Sterephonics’ Dakota is next, and the newest cover to the collection. “We all absolutely love this song,” Tony enthuses. “It was rehearsed and put in the bag in one weekend.” I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor. “Let’s finish on this one. Yes ok, another Arctic track but, hey, Who doesn’t like this song?” laughs Tony. “You can’t fail to win the crowd with this song at the end of the night. Great to play and great to sing. Thunderbuggs have a huge catalogue of songs including other great hits from Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers- Pixies, Hard Fi, Razorlight, Paolo Nutini, Radio Head, Futureheads, The Pretty Reckless, Jet, The Strokes and many more. Their set list is always being updated, and they’re even trying out female vocals on their two newest covers, currently in rehearsal, so watch this space... See the Thunderbuggs live in The Albion at 3.30pm, Saturday September 4, as part of the Faversham Hop Festival - or visit myspace.com/thunderbuggs or their facebook group for more info. For bookings contact Lucy at LDP Promotions: www.ldppromotions.com or 07843 354618. Malissa Taylor

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The Collector I still remember his voice; light and conversational, although his expression was earnest. “Oh, I don’t find it at all amusing,” he said, “but I would like to better understand your point of view.” “Well, if you really need me to explain, there’s the little matter of hoarding all this and not reporting it to a museum – plus, I’ve caught you red-handed in the act of writing on paper!” “And where is the crime in writing on paper?” I guess it was at this point I suspected a trap. Why ask such a dumb question if he wasn’t stalling for something? But stalling for what? I imagined all sorts of things; back-up in the form of a large and heavily-armed gang, a booby-trap, even a bomb big enough to blow the whole container (“You’ll never take me alive!” – BOOM!!!). Somehow though, it just didn’t fit – I have an instinct for these things. He was genuinely puzzled at his crime. “You want me to list ‘em? Well, there’s all those trees to begin with – trees that could’ve helped stabilise our atmosphere, our climate – except they were all chopped down so you could sit here scribbling away.” The collector shook his head; the pupil had got the wrong answer. I swear I could’ve shot him there and then. “Firstly, I have never ‘trafficked’, as you say, officer – I merely collect, save from destruction. Secondly, if you were to look, you would find that none of the paper here is less than fifty years old. Most of it in fact has been recycled once already, before being reprinted and rebound.” I was about to say that that was irrelevant, but he put his hand up and I fell silent, why I don’t know, but somehow he’d gotten himself in charge. “Thirdly, most of the trees you imagine yourself defending most honourably were felled for land clearance – you like burgers, officer?” “What’s that got to do with anything?”

Continued from August issue. “Oh, everything. You see, ranches account for three-quarters of rainforest destruction, not paper pulping.” I really didn’t have an answer for that one. “But why can’t you use a holo-pad like everyone else?” The collector laughed then. It rang hollow in the confined space. “The copper, silicon, gold, tungsten and plastic in that little device you wear like a tie was mined largely in Africa and South-East Asia – you think mining is having less environmental impact than deforestation?” I could see that this guy was slowly getting the upper hand. I wasn’t about to let that happen, not with the arrest of my career still to make. “Mining isn’t illegal,” I said. “What you’re doing is.” It was as if he hadn’t heard me. “How did you get here tonight, officer?” he asked, suddenly. I answered before I could stop myself. “Car” “No – I mean; how did you know where I was?” “That’s confidential,” I growled. “Oh, I know all about Mikey,” the collector said airily. “Did he tell you how to find the right container, the yellow one with blue stripes?” I nodded. “And you made use of the markings on the other containers in order to get here, too?” he persisted. “What are you getting at?” I asked, intrigued despite myself. “Mark-making, officer – it’s how you found me. It’s how you operated your car to get here – following all those instructions and reading all those signposts; it’s how you’re going to file your report tonight, I suppose.” “Yeah, and I won’t be using paper!” “No, but you will be using silicon. The act of

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writing is as central to being human as breathing, whatever material you choose to record your thoughts upon.” “And you chose paper, which is a restricted substance,” I countered. “Magnetism,” he said simply then. “Huh?” “All your work files, all your university essays, your school work when you were a child – all that writing, held on micro-disc or direct-chip – it makes no difference – all held in place by magnetism.” “So?” “So, officer – up above our heads at this very moment is a tactical counter-measures battle platform – a high-orbit satellite made, oh, more than seventy years ago now. “There are at least four others that I have been able to verify, in geo-stationary orbits above the major cities; Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul and Johannesburg. They are floating nuclear fission reactors, able to discharge an enormous electromagnetic pulse to specific targets on the world below. They were designed as a deterrent; do what we say, or turn a blind eye, or else we burn your computers out and bring your dreams of industrialisation to an end. “As you know, it never happened. The New Ice Age began and the biggest migrations in recorded history resulted. The battle platforms were forgotten, but they’re still there, fully operational – and their orbits are decaying.” I barely understood half of what he was saying. I’d heard of the old satellites and space stations, of course. Every now and then one would burn up spectacularly. There was the big one - the ISS – or something like that - that fell on Rome. But weapons in space? None of it made sense and I was feeling increasingly nervous. I reached for my gun and pointed it at him. “What are you talking about? Make sense and make it quick.” “Gravity is pulling these satellites lower and lower all the time. It’s only a matter of time before one burns up, in which case it will discharge a massive EMP. And you know what that means, don’t you?” I did. An electro-magnetic pulse would de-magnetise every chip, disc and tape ever recorded on. Almost two hundred years of

recorded work would be wiped out. Banks would lose records of every account, and the damage to government bodies would be incalculable, since paper hard-copies had been outlawed for decades. “You haven’t any proof of this,” I grunted. The collector pointed at his desk. “Here,” he said, “records recovered from the Pentagon before it froze over: every supercruiser, every nuclear submarine, every tactical counter-measure battle platform ever operated by the old United States. See, it’s helpful to have something on paper.” I looked – and my blood ran cold. “So, what do you say? Still going to arrest me?” I thought long and hard then, my gun still pointing at him, my eyes darting between the yellowing, slowly disintegrating reports and the eyes of the collector. “Tell you what,” I said eventually, “say if I leave tonight and let you go – what happens to all this paper?” “This is my life’s work, my collection. I can’t move this just like that,” the collector responded. “I arrest you then, and impound the evidence – one of the museums can have it.” The collector looked startled for the first time. “If they do that, they will simply hide, or destroy, the evidence. Nothing will change.” “I thought you’d say that. What I have in mind is this; I leave now but come back in a year’s time, when I impound everything I find.” “What about me?” “You won’t be here – long gone. Let’s say you were tipped off.” “I can’t possibly take all this paper with me! What am I supposed to do?” I smiled. I was back in control. “Memorise it - as much as you can, anyway – the important stuff.” I pointed at the buff folders on the table. “All this stuff, at least,” And so we made a deal. The collector disappeared and, a year later, I made the breakthrough discovery that appeared to smash one of the biggest paper-smuggling rings to appear in China. My junior officers swarmed about the container, poring over the books and folders and magazines. They only missed one item: a small spiral-bound book that had been residing in my jacket pocket for the last twelve months.

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t finally arrived; the film that audiences around the world had been waiting 11 years for. The third and final instalment of Pixar’s magnificent Toy Story franchise which, if you’re a Pixar super-fan like me, was the best possible news one could hear. It was a certainty that people would flock into the screens to be re-united with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang one last time, but have Pixar nailed this film like the previous pictures? Could the Toy Story franchise be the best and most consistent trilogy of films ever made? Andy (voiced by John Morris) has grown up and he’s heading for college. Unsure what to take and leave behind before his travels, he has the difficult task of letting go of his childhood. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is certain that Andy will hang on to the gang of toys as they mean so much to him, but the rest of the group aren’t convinced. The three places they could end up in are the trash, the attic or Sunnyside Day-Care Centre. When the toys are mistakenly delivered to Sunnyside rather than put in the attic, Woody tries to convince the gang that Andy didn’t abandon them. Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) and Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack) believe that Sunnyside could be the beginning of a new life for them; a place where they are played with every day and never have to suffer the feeling of rejection again. The gang are introduced to the resident toys of the centre including Lotso (voiced by Ned Beatty) and Ken (voiced by Micheal Keaton), who show them the wonders of day-care. However, soon things become suspicious and the toys know that they need to get back to Andy before they lose him forever. Like most of Pixar’s previous pictures, this film tackles adult and rather dark subject matter in a beautiful, audience-friendly manner. The main theme running through the movie is abandonment; being disowned by the person you loved so dearly. It’s a really brave move from new Pixar director Lee Unkrich to expect children to understand and sit through a film like this. But don’t worry, the magicians at Pixar absolutely nail it. Toy Story 3 is an utter masterpiece. The animation is gorgeous; the talents at the studio are always growing and they prove once again that no other animation studio is any competition for the almighty Pixar. The plot is wonderful; every aspect is so human and so believable that you forget you are watching a computerised image of a Cowboy doll and a Space Ranger; you are watching humans with real emotions. This film will make you laugh until your sides spilt and then make you cry more than you could ever imagine. Pixar’s storytelling and character development is second to none. How is it possible to make adult men cry over toys? Because they are that good at making movies. They don’t just stick in the odd ‘adult’ joke or message like Dreamworks do with the ‘Shrek’ pictures, they build an infrastructure of audience’s ideas and interpretations of filmgoing. The children and adults will both laugh and cry together, and for a filmmaker, that’s incredibly hard to achieve. The new characters are wonderful too. Lotso is appallingly twisted and dark making his presence on screen rather sinister. Ken is absolutely hilarious and is the star of the show, Big Baby is terrifying, Mr. Pricklepants (voiced by Timothy Dalton) is brilliant and Chuckles (voiced by Bud Luckey) is a real tear-jerking character addition. Toy Story 3 is a beautiful, honest and marvellous picture that truly wraps up one of the best trilogies in film history. It’s an utter knockout and a master-class in animated cinema.

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Verdict: 5 out of 5 – July has brought us the two best films of the year. I highly doubt anything will knock this and ‘Inception’ off 2010’s top-spot. Chris Haydon

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hen you make a major Hollywood film company over $1 billion on BoxOffice and DVD sales, chances are you’re going to be in their good books. That’s exactly what British director Christopher Nolan did in 2008 with ‘The Dark Knight’ and consequently, Warner Bros. love him, so they allowed him to go and make any film of his choice. So, $160 million later we have ‘Inception’; a film that breaks various genres and filmic styles, and it’s the picture that Nolan has always wanted to make. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an ‘Extractor’; a job that involves stealing secret information from people’s subconscious whilst they dream. He is able to find out various things; from the contents of a safe to personal information about a certain person all through invading their dreams. Cobb is suffering with trauma from his past when he is offered a job from Saito (Ken Watanabe) which will solve everything. He must perform ‘Inception’- create a dream and plant it into somebody’s brain. The ‘subject’ is Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy); a young businessman whose about to gain control of his father’s empire. Saito wants Fischer to break up the empire so his company won’t take over the business world. Cobb knows he’ll need help from a crack-team of great minds. His partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), master-forger Eames (Tom Hardy) and Architecture student Ariadne (Ellen Page) all join forces to hatch the perfect plan. And it actually gets far more complicated than this, but this is a good thing, a very good thing. Inception’ is such a brave and beautiful film that proves that audiences like a challenge whilst watching a movie. It’s a wonderfully complex blend of unique ideas, existentialism and imagination that pours gorgeously onto the big-screen. The textual layering of the movie is second to none; Nolan wrote and produced the picture, and his direction is flawless, the cinematography is mouth-watering and the architecture in the dream sequences is extraordinary, and to make it even better, most of the picture is filmed on location and in sets so there’s very little CGI in what could have easily been a Green-Screen movie. All the sequences with rotating corridors and buildings were purposely built for the movie, a smart and brilliant move from Nolan and his team. The action sequences are white-knuckle; the explosions, car chases and fight sequences prove that even though this is technically a Sci-Fi/Psychological Thriller, it still kicks the dust up in the faces of the big Action pictures. The performances are wonderful too; DiCaprio is incredible as Cobb, he just floats through the scenes effortlessly. Page is fabulous as always, Ariadne is a brilliant character and Page’s charisma and persona completely fit the part. Marion Cotillard is sensational as Mal, Cobb’s wife ,who causes him some serious trouble throughout. Hardy and Gordon-Levitt are also fantastic; they bounce off of each other nicely which creates a good bond between the characters and the audience’s relationship with them. Hans Zimmer provides the score for the movie - and what powerful music it is it’s great to hear his music - thundering sounds and sometimes deafening percussion - support such an epic film. It makes me happy to know that Christopher Nolan is English. He’s one of the best directors currently, and he sits up there with some of the British greats. So far this is my film of the year. ‘Inception’ is stunning, visually and dramatically. It really is a powerhouse of a picture. If you see any Blockbuster this year, please make it this one. Show Hollywood that we like smart films which keep you thinking and guessing what will happen next, that we like to sit with our jaws to the floor at the sheer beauty and excellence of a picture; let’s show Hollywood that we like cinema, not just any old rubbish that’s going to make a fast buck.

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Verdict: 5 out of 5 – I highly doubt anything this year will top this incredible picture. An utter masterpiece that deserves every ounce of praise it gets. Chris Haydon

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In 2007, Imogen Robertson won the Telegraph’s ‘First Thousand Words of a Novel’ competition with the opening chapters of this book, and it is easy to see why. Set in 1780, it follows the mysterious events surrounding a sudden death at Thornleigh Hall in Sussex. The family who live there – an invalid father, his courtesan wife and his dissolute second son Hugh – are all entangled in the story that follows. It soon becomes clear that the death is related in some way to the murder of a musician and shop owner in London, but his connection to Thornleigh is unclear. Harriet Westerman, living nearby with her sister, takes up the investigation with the reluctant help of Gabriel Crowther, whose reputation as an anatomist makes him feared by the close knit community. As more deaths occur, the partnership between Harriet and Crowther develops further, and the secrets of the Hall and the village are revealed – including, potentially, the location of Thornleigh’s missing heir. Robertson is a fabulous storyteller, successfully interweaving events in riot-torn London and in Sussex, along with Hugh Thornleigh’s experiences in the American War of Independence. The twists in the plot keep you guessing until the very end. In Harriet Westerman, she creates an original and memorable heroine, but Crowther is even more intriguing. It is no surprise – more of a delight – that the two reappear in her next novel, Anatomy of Murder, released in April 2010.

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INGREDIENTS TOPPING 50g softened butter 50g light brown sugar 7 pineapple rings in syrup, drained (reserve syrup) Glacé cherries CAKE 100g softened butter 100g golden caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs If you have any favourite recipes you’d like to share, please send them in, with any relevant, good-quality photos, to: editorial@the-imp.co.uk or PO Box 290 Whitstable CT5 9AH

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the gig guide This information is intended as guide only, and may be subject to last-minute changes. Contact details are provided for all venues.

SEPTEMBER Whitstable 1 - The Playhouse - OYOYSTER COMEDY: JENNY ECLAIR & MILTON JONES. Over 16s. Tickets £12.50. 01227 272 042 2 - The Labour Club - WHITSTABLE FOLK CLUB - STEVE TURNER - 8pm, tickets £7/ £5 from Rock Bottom Records, Harbour St. 07895 683 567 2 - Deco 5 - EMILY & GUESTS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 3 - Coach & Horses - ROY BROWN FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 3 - East Kent - CHAINED EMOTION FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018 3 - The Plough, Swalecliffe - HEY RUDI - FREE entry - 8.30pm. 01227 792428

ENTERTAINMENT

3 - Horsebridge - IN THE MOOD with Five Star Swing. 8pm. £11 / £9, 01227 281174

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3 - Deco 5 - GET APE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 4 - The Neptune - THE JONES’ BOYS - FREE entry, 8.45pm. 01227 272262 4 - Coach & Horses - THE MUDDY SHOVELS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732

4 - Deco 5 - JAMIE MOORE TRIO FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 4 - Two Brewers - KARAOKE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150 4 - East Kent - GET CARTER - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018 5 - Duke of Cumberland - EMILY PEASGOOD & PAUL SMITH - FREE entry, 3-5.30pm. 01227 280617 5 - Deco 5 - COUNTRY JOE & THE DYSLEXICS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 5 - The Neptune - LAS BRAGAS FREE entry, 5-8pm. 01227 272262 5 - Two Brewers - TORTILLA ARMY FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150 7 - Deco 5 - ADAM SKEAPING - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 9 - Deco 5 - EMILY & GUESTS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 10 - The Monument - RY ROBSON & MC SOLOMON in aid of Alfie Gough’s family - FREE entry, 8pm. 01227 264155 10 - Coach & Horses - LAS BRAGAS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 10 - East Kent - NIKKI ALEXANDER FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018

10 - The Plough, Swalecliffe ONE LOVE - FREE entry - 8.30pm. 01227 792428 10 - Deco 5 - STANDARD 5 - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 11 - Deco 5 - THE CHIMNEY BOYS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 11 - The Neptune - BILL CLIFT FREE entry, 8.45pm. 01227 272262 11 - Coach & Horses - BONA TUNES - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 11 - East Kent - KARAOKE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018 12 - Deco 5 - KING SIZE SLIM - FREE entry, 3-5.30pm. 01227 770079 12 - The Neptune - WILD FIRE - FREE entry, 5-8pm. 01227 272262 14 - Deco 5 - ADAM SKEAPING FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 16 - Deco 5 - EMILY & GUESTS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 17 - Deco 5 - GROOVE FUNCTION FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 17 - Coach & Horses - ZINTA & THE ZOOTS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 17 - The Plough, Swalecliffe - EMILY & THE BEATS - FREE entry - 8.30pm. 01227 792428

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18 - The Neptune - FAT RIVER BAND - FREE entry, 8.45pm. 01227 272262 18 - Coach & Horses - BLUES FUSION - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 18 - Two Brewers - KARAOKE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150 18 - Horsebridge - TONGUE TIDE performance poetry. 8pm. £8/ £6, 01227 281174

24 - Coach & Horses - VINTAGE JAZZ - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732 24 - The Neptune - LIVE MUSIC FREE entry, 8.45pm. 01227 272262 24 - East Kent - EMILY & THE BEATS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018 24 - The Plough, Swalecliffe JULES - FREE entry - 8.30pm. 01227 792428 25 - The Neptune - BRENDAN POWER & BILLY EBELING - FREE entry, 9pm. 01227 272262

18 - Deco 5 - GOOSEBUMPS - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079

25 - Coach & Horses - DONE TOLL MAMA - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 264732

19 - Two Brewers - ONE LOVE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150

25 - Two Brewers - KARAOKE - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150

19 - Duke of Cumberland BRENDAN POWER & TIM EDEY FREE entry, 3-5.30pm. 01227 280617

25 - East Kent - LOST WEEKEND FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272018

19 - The Neptune - JOE HOOK - FREE entry, 5-8pm. 01227 272262 21-25 - The Playhouse - LINDLEY PLAYERS: ONCE A CATHOLIC by Mary O’Malley. Tickets £7- £9. 01227 272 042 21 - Deco 5 - ADAM SKEAPING FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 23 - Deco 5 - EMILY & GUESTS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 24 - Deco 5 - ART FERGUSON - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 24 - Duke of Cumberland BRENDAN POWER & BILLY EBELING - FREE entry, 9pm. 01227 280617

25 - Deco 5 - TIFFANEY WELLS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 26 - The Neptune - SIOBHAN PARR FREE entry, 5-8pm. 01227 272262 26 - Two Brewers - KELLY’S HEROES - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 272150 28 - Deco 5 - ADAM SKEAPING FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079 30 - Deco 5 - EMILY & GUESTS FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 770079

Further Afield 3 - The Chimney Boy, Faversham - FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - Hop Festival Spectacular with CRAIG & WHILLOUGHBY. £7/ £8. 01795 534368 or 07980 203992

4 - The Albion, Faversham (Hop Festival) - THUNDERBUGGS - 3.30pm - 01795 591411 4 - Rodney’s Sports Bar, Herne Bay - EMILY & THE BEATS - 9pm, FREE entry. 01227 373658 8 - The Chimney Boy, Faversham - FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - 8pm, Singers’ night, £1. 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 15 - The Chimney Boy, Faversham - FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - JOHN CONNOLY. 8pm, £5/ £6. 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 17 - Rose & Crown, St Dunstan’s, Canterbury - BRENDAN POWER solo with loops & beatboxing - FREE entry, 8.30pm. 01227 786 726 22 - The Chimney Boy, Faversham FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - Singers’ night, £1. 8pm, 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 25 - Rodney’s Sports Bar, Herne Bay - THUNDERBUGGS - 9pm, FREE entry. 01227 373658 26 - The Ivy House, Tyler Hill, Canterbury - BRENDAN POWER & BILLY EBELING - FREE entry, 5-7pm. 01227 472200 27 - Barnaby Rudge, Albion St, Broadstairs - BRENDAN POWER & BILLY EBELING - FREE entry, 9-11pm. 01843 863240 29 - The Chimney Boy, Faversham - FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - MIKE SILVER £6/ £5, 8pm. 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 29 - Man of Kent, John St, Rochester - BRENDAN POWER & BILLY EBELING - FREE entry, 9-11pm. 01634 818771

ENTERTAINMENT

17 - Horsebridge - BLUE RHYTHM KINGS. 8pm. £8/ £6, 01227 281174

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Classical 25 - WHITSTABLE MUSIC SOCIETY - Veronika Ilinskaya piano recital of Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin. 7.30 Argyle Road Methodist Church. Tickets £12 from Gatefield Sounds, High Street, call 01227 277227 or on the door.

FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL Friday 3rd September 20.00 - Chimney Boy - Faversham Folk Club - Hop Festival Spectacular with CRAIG & WHILLOUGHBY. £7/ £8. 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 20.30pm - Railway Hotel IVAN’S ALLSTARS 20.30pm - Market Inn - JAIL BIRD

Saturday 4th September

ENTERTAINMENT

SPITFIRE STAGE 09.00 Faversham Mission Brass 10.00 Tanglefoot 10.30 Opening Ceremony 10.45 Morris 11.15 Pearly Kings and Queens 11.45 Morris 12.15 Selkie 13.00 Morris 13.30 DC5 14.15 Morris 14.45 Get Carter 15.00 Morris 16.00 Blues Bandits

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PRESTON STREET STAGE 10.00 29 Ways 11.00 Home Sweet Hell 12.00 Five Floors Up 13.00 Richard Vanstone 14.00 Firstburn Heroes 15.00 Redeye 16.00 Green Diesel

BREWERY STAGE 12.15 Hot Rats 1.15 The Crossfire 2.15 Hullabaloo 3.15 neakin`Sally 4.15 Jam sandwich RAILWAY HOTEL 12.00 Jazz Police 13.00 Jam Sandwich 14.45 Chimney Boys 16.45 Sur Les Docs 18.45 Fat River Band 21.00 Goosebumps MARKET INN 13.00 Mel Harris 60s Show 14.45 Hot Rats 16.45 Camine 18.45 Chimney Boys 21.00 Jumbo Gumbo OLD WINE VAULTS 21.00 Sur Les Docs SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY STAGE 12.15 Hot Rats 13.11 Cross Fire 14.15 Hullaballoo 15.15 Sneakin’ Sally 16.15 Jam Sandwich

Sunday 5th September SPITFIRE STAGE 10.00 Redeye (until procession) 11.00 Procession 11.30 Mike Porter Ward Jaz Band 12.15 Pearly Kings and Queens 13.15 Zinta and the Zoots 14.15 Davey Ralph 15.15 Faran Flad 16.00 The Chillbillies

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BREWERY STAGE 12.15 Byrne 13.15 The Chix 14.15 Chimney Boys 15.15 Fat River Band 16.15 Jam Sandwich RAILWAY HOTEL 12.00 Freeloaders Retro Show 13.15 Sur Les Docs 14.35 Run VT 15.45 Hot Rats 17.00 Jumbo Gumbo MARKET INN 13.00 Pepper Set 15.00 Freeloaders Retro Show 16.45 Goosebumps SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY STAGE 12.15 Byrne 13.15 The Chix 14.15 Chimney Boys 15.15 Fat River Band 16.15 Jam Sandwich

More information at www.thehopfestival.com Deadline for the October issue will be September 13. Gig listings are FREE of charge. Please contact Lucy: ldepledge@live.co.uk Gig information provided by LDP Promotions: www.ldppromotions.com

PRESTON STREET STAGE 10.30 Mike Porter-Ward Jazz Band 11.00 Procession 11.30 Restless Rangers 12.15 The Radlers 13.00 Melissa Dawson-Bowling

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what’s on? whitstable what’s on? whitstable what’s on THE MONTH AHEAD... September

Baby Massage – Whitstable Health Centre – 5-week courses, Friday am. 50p per session, bring your own massage oil. Call Carol Fellowes on 01227 594417

4th & 5th 9.30-5pm - Faversham Hop Festival Faversham Town Centre - www.thehopfestival.com or see gig guide p38 for bands.

Health Visitor 1-1s - appointment only, through GP/Health Clinic, Swalecliffe Children’s Centre 01227 272103

Until September 5th - Art exhibition- Julija Svetlova: Moscow Myths. At Frontview Photoart gallery, 9 Tower Parade. 01227 282132 or www.thefrontview.co.uk 9th - Whitstable Flower Club - Whitstable Youth Centre, Tower Parade, 2 pm. Ikebana competiton. 3 flowers only. Ann 01227 361995 11th - 3rd Whitstable Scouts Jumble Sale - 2pm, All Saints Church Hall. Admission 20p. Jumble donations between 10 and 11am that morning. 11th - Whitstable & District Horticultural Society 78th AUTUMN SHOW - URC - 01227 265503 16th - Whitstable Philatelic Society - Members’ night and Bourse. Members are invited to show the latest additions to their collections, and/or a 2 sheet display. Discussions, Bourse and club fund table. 18th - St Mary’s Hall, 10-5pm - Seaside Brocantes - rustic seaside chic, home-made tea & cakes and bigger stands in vintage garden. Furniture, Homeware, haberdashery. £1 admission. Cindy Mainwaring: 01227 773037. Next fairs Oct 2 & 16. 22-28 BEAD APPEAL and MICHAEL RICHARDSON at the FISH SLAB. Brenda’s handmade jewellery, from semi-precious stones to pearls, interesting and unusual. MICHAEL RICHARDSON exhibits: ROYAL ACADEMY and other major galleries - plein air oils, landscapes, townscapes and local.

Ongoing: Now, until December 2010 - Relic! Family Trail - Join the quest at Whitstable Musem. Inspired by CBBC ‘Relic’ Programme. Age 5+ Last Sunday of every month - Briary Primary School Car Boot Sale, Greenhill, from 7am - pitches £5 prebooked, £7 on the day. 01227 373095

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Activities and times may change, please check before you arrive.

COMMUNITY

Babies Breast Feeding & Weaning Peer Support Group – Joy Lane Children’s Centre - Mondays from 12:15 -2:15pm. 01227 263998

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Baby bounce and rhyme –  Whitstable Library, Oxford Street, first Tuesday of each month, 1111.20am. 01227 273309 Drop-in baby clinic – Joy Lane Children’s Centre Thursdays 9.30-11am, no appointment necessary, call in to see the health visitor, chat and have your child weighed. Call 01227 263998 Baby Massage - Joy Lane Children’s Centre Thursdays 12.00-1pm. 01227 564421

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Portage Drop in & Play - Joy Lane Children’s Centre - for families with children 0-5 with additional needs Fridays 10am-12. Call 01227 263998 for more info Breastfeeding Peer Training - Friday 12-3pm, Joy Lane Children’s Centre - call 01227 475550 Parent and Toddler St Alphege Carer & Toddler group - Monday 9.15am at the school (Oxford Street) 01227 272977. Arts & Crafts - Mondays 10-11am term-time only, prebook at Swalecliffe Children’s Centre 01227 272103 Button Tots – Lucerne Neighbourhood Centre, Faversham Road. Mondays 10am-12, call Jane 01227 282732 Baby Massage - Mondays 1-2pm, Swalecliffe Children’s Centre. Bookable at Centre 01227 272103. 3 Years Plus Family Group – Westmeads Infant School, Cromwell Road, Mondays 1.45-2.45pm. 01227 272995 Little Alfies – Seasalter Christian Centre, alternate Mondays 1.45pm, call 07733070933 Story Time – Swalecliffe Library, Herne Bay Road, Swalecliffe, Mondays 2-2.30pm, drop in or call 01227 792645 Messy Play Sessions – Mondays 1-3pm. Bring old clothes! Free of charge. Joy Lane Children’s Centre – 01227 263998 Art & Crafts 10-11am, term time only, prebook at Joy Lane Children’s Centre, 01227 263998 Midwife Clinic - Tuesdays 9am-3pm, Swalecliffe Children’s Centre, appointment only through Whitstable Health Centre. Playmates - Christian Fellowship Hall, Harbour Street. Tuesday 9.30-11.30am, term-time only. 80p per family. All welcome. Diane Wilkin: 01227 263393. Tots @ TEC – Tankerton Evangelical Church Hall, Northwood Road, Tankerton, Tuesdays 10-11.30am, ages 0-5, £1 per family. 01227 794328 Seasalter Christian Centre parent and toddler group – Tuesdays, 1.30-3pm, £1 per family. 01227 770257 Baby Bounce and Rhyme - Whitstable Library, 1st Tuesday of the month, 11-11.20am - 01227 273309 Parent & Toddler Group - drop in Wednesdays 9-11.30am, from May 5th with Health Trainer on site. Toy Library every fortnight - 10.30-11.30 - Swalecliffe Children’s Centre - 01227 272103 Rock-a-bye Music - Joy Lane Children’s Centre, Wednesday 1.45-2.30. Bookable at Centre 01227 263998

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what’s on? whitstable what’s on? whitstable what’s on? Little Lights – St Alphege Church, High Street, Thursdays, term time, 1.45-2.45pm, call 01227 770221

TDA baby & children’s classes start on Monday 6th September, special Mum & Babies on Thursdays. Phone Helena for details: 01227 275 375

All Saints Parent and Toddler Group now at All Saints Church Hall, Church Street. Thursdays 1-2.30pm term-time only.  50p per family.  Sue Smith 01227 5713255

MUSIC LESSONS WITH EMILY - Lessons for Adults and Children in: Singing, Piano, Flute, Recorder, Guitar, Theory, Sight Reading / Singing and Songwriting. £14/30mins, £26/hour, first lesson 1/2 Price, 10% Discount on block bookings. Call Emily on 01227 282 556 or 07749 115 484. emilypeasgood@gmail.com 

Little Oysters Pre-school storytelling and craft activity, Last Wednesday, 1.30-2.30pm. Whitstable Museum. £2 per child. To book: 01227 276 998 Parent and Toddler Group – Joy Lane Children’s Centre – Thursdays 9-10.30am and 11-12.30. 01227 263998 3+ Toddler Group, St Alphege, 9.15-10.45. 01227 272977 Messy Play - drop in Thursdays 1-2.45-pm, Swalecliffe Children’s Centre - 01227 272103 Heuristic Play - Joy Lane Children’s Centre, Thursdays 1.45-2.45pm. Drop in. 01227 263998 Chatterbox Baby and Toddler Group – St John’s Church Centre, Swalecliffe. Fridays 9.30-11.30am. 01227 792835 Swalecliffe Children’s Centre - Locomotion 9.3010.15 (2-5) Baby Loco 10.20-10.50 (6 months-2) from 23rd April. Bookable at Reception 01227 272103. Story time – Whitstable Library, Oxford Street. Fridays, 2-2.30pm, call 01227 273309 Friday Fun Group – Middle Wall United Reformed Church – 9.30-11.30am. Waiting list 01227 771766 or 263959 Locomotion - Joy Lane Children’s Centre - 10-10.45 2-5y; 11-11.30 6m-2y . 01227 263998 Dads’ group - Joy Lane Children’s Centre - Fridays 1-3pm. 01227 263998 Pre-school Children Whitstable School Transition Group for children starting school at 4. Fridays 1.30-3pm. Penny: 01227 773155 transitionwhitstable.org.uk Cool for School- for children who have not been to preschool, playgroup or nursery - or have only been a few times. Joy Lane & Swalecliffe children’s centres places available, call 01227 272103 or 01227 236998 School Children/After-School Clubs Cricket - Saturday Colts - ages 6-11. 9.15am, £1 per child, including drink. Register at http://www. whitstablecc.tripod.com or at Belmont Road ground on Saturday morning. Connexions - Joy Lane Children’s Centre - FREE, Fridays 10-4, confidential advice & guidance on learning, living & working for 13-19-yr-olds. Call Ali on 01227 479150

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Whitstable Home Education Group Tuesdays 1.303pm. Penny: 01227 773155, transitionwhitstable.org. uk, moonmama@inflatablecookie.com Whitstable Majorettes and Pom Teams - age 5+, St Peters Church Hall, Cromwell Street, Whitstable, Monday 4-6pm, £2 per session. 07900 478863 Adult Education Chinese Mandarin Lessons for Adult/GCSE Phone Seamay: 01227 772393 or email seamaychinese@hotmail.com

FITNESS TDA adult classes start on Monday September 6th, offering ballet, tap, pilates/yoga, dance-fit for 50+ low impact. Phone Helena for details: 01227 275 375 American Square Dancing at the W.I. Hall, Chestfield. Fridays 7:30-9:30pm. 01227 275455. Beginners Mondays 3-4.30pm. Aqua Aerobics Mondays 4.45-5.45pm, Fridays 9.3010.30am - Tree Tops Retreat, Wraik Hill, £4.50/class inc tea or coffee. Booking essential. 01227 280265, 07850 104560 Back fit Pilates. Classes for all over strength, flexibility and rehabilitation with qualified teacher, who has a strong therapy and personal training background. Elizabeth will help you confidently improve your posture and over all physique, whilst having fun! Classes are held on Thursday in Whitstable, day and evening. Call Elizabeth on 07748 988851 Badminton courts at CCW available to hire Saturdays between 9am and 5pm. 07751 307708 Ballroom & Latin American Dancing, Tuesdays 1.303pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 274880 Fitness to Music with bums, legs & tums - Mondays 12.15-1.15pm, Tree Tops Retreat, Wraik Hill, £4.50/ class inc tea or coffee. Booking essential. 01227 280265, 07850 104560 Jelly Legs Running Club – Meets every Monday night at 6.30pm in various locations in Whitstable and Herne Bay – All abilities welcome. Please contact Sarah on 07871 275269, sarah@jelly-legs.co.uk or www.jelly-legs.co.uk for more information. Low impact keep fit - Mondays 12.15-1.15pm, Umbrella Centre, Suzi: 07702 386176 PILATES CLASSES - Mondays 5:30pm-6:45pm at the Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre, Oxford Street, Whitstable. 

COMMUNITY

St Alphege Drop-in group - Wednesday 1.30pm at the school (Oxford Street) 01227 272977.

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what’s www.the-imp.co.uk on? what’s on what’s on?on? whitstable what’s on? what’s whitstable Walk and talk - Wednesdays 10.30am from Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre: 01227 274880 Yoga and Relaxation with Chrissie - Monday and Tuesday evenings 7-8pm and 8.15-9.15pm, Longfield Court Garden Room, Swalecliffe. Thursday mornings 9.25am. Whitstable Youth and Community Centre, Tower Parade. Friendly drop-in classes £6. Please ring Chrissie on 01227 275000 Yoga - Mondays 1.20-2.20pm, Umbrella Centre, Suzi: 07702 386176 Yoga - Mondays 1.45-2.45pm & 6.30-7.30pm, £4.50/ class inc tea or coffee. Booking essential. Tree Tops Retreat, Wraik Hill, 01227 280265, 07850

COMMUNITY GUIDE Clubs/Societies Arts and crafts for adults - Thursdays 10am-12, Umbrella Centre: 01227 274880 Book club - NEW! - 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm, Shirley Hall. Friendly group, new members welcome. Next book: ‘Smileys People’ by John Le Carre. Tim Mason 01227 272126. Book club - 1st Thursday of the month, 6.30-9pm, Umbrella Centre. Movie every other month. 01227 274880 East Kent Model Railway Society - Wednesdays 7.30pm, Club house in the Old Dairy (by Castle Stores), Castle Road. 01227 275157 Free EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Thursdays 10-4 at Umbrella Centre. Light tapping of points on the body and some taking. Can alleviate pain. 01227 274880 Flowers and Crafts Club - Tuesdays 7-9.30pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 281138 Gardening Group - Swalecliffe Children’s Centre, Drop-in, Mondays 1-2pm 01227 2727103 Needles and Natter - Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 274880 Needles & Pins - Thursdays 12-2pm, Main Hall Umbrella Centre. Sewing classes for all abilities, call 01227 274880. Oyster Lacemakers - Mondays, 4–7pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 276921

Whitstable Flower Club - Whitstable Youth & Community Center, Tower Parade, 2nd Thursday every month @ 2 pm. Annual membership or visitors welcome. Ann 01227 361995. Whitstable Indoor Bowling Club - open 9.30am10pm. 01227 277 692

Whitstable Over 60s Centre, Waterloo Road (next to Baptist Church). Mon-Sat, 10am-1pm. Refreshments available. Drop in or call 01227 272093. Whitstable Photographic Group – 1st & 3rd Friday each month, 8-10pm, The Castle, Tower Hill. 01227 275936 Whitstable Short Mat Bowls Club - Fridays & Sundays 7.30pm, Umbrella Centre. 01227 794600 Whitstable Stroke Club - Fridays 3.30-5.30pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 266827 Whitstable Twinning Association - 01227 793212 or JOGI102@aol.com Whitstable Women Writers, first Monday of the month, 8pm, new members welcome, 01227 771126 Council Services Recycling Information: 01227 862 247; Recycling Collections, Banks, Sacks; Domestic Refuse Collection; Dog Fouling: 0800 031 9091 Health Chestfield Medical Centre – 0844 477 3073 Saddleton Road Surgery - 08443878666 Seasalter Surgery - 01227 772327 Whitstable Health Centre – 0844 477 2566 Estuary View Health Centre - 01227 284300 Seasalter Community Pharmacy - 0844 3878111 Estuary View Pharmacy - 01227 277488 Out of Hours service – 0844 800 1234 NHS Direct - including Out of Hours Pharmacies 0845 46 47 Stop Smoking Service - 0800 849 4444 Blood Donation – 08457 711 711 Disability Information and Advice Line Tel: 01227 771155 NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service 0800 085 6606 Local Policing

Photography - Digital Camera Course Tuesdays 3-5pm, Umbrella Centre. £5 registration, £12.50 for 5 week course. Beginners & Improvers. Advanced class also available. Call 01227 274880 for more details

Police surgeries and meetings: www.kent.police.uk 

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Oyster Singers - Every Monday (except holidays) 7.15pm at Tankerton Castle. Old and new songs in 4 part harmony. 01227 793155

Whitstable and District Horticultural Society - United Reformed Church, Middle Wall, 7.30 pm on second Fridays. 01227 265503

Reading Group - Swalecliffe Library, 01227 792645

Gorrell - 0777 222 5966

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Short Mat Bowls - Friday and Sunday evenings, Umbrella Centre, 01227 794600

Samba Pelo Mar samba band, Tuesdays 7-9pm at Whitstable Junior School. Call 01227 281838. Scrabble Club - Mondays 10.30-12.30pm, Umbrella Centre, 01227 274880

Whitstable: 01227 868028

Chestfield - 01227 868028 or 0777 222 6106 Harbour - 07980 683530 or 0777 222 6035 Seasalter & Yorkletts - 01227 868028 Swalecliffe & Tankerton - 01227 868028 or 01227 868028

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what’s on? whitstable what’s on? whitstable what’s on? Elderly or disabled and can’t access public transport? Whitstable Volunteer Car Scheme: 01227 264743 Volunteers Needed Whitstable Volunteer Car Scheme - drivers needed to take elderly or disabled to appointments. If you have time to volunteer please call 01227 264743 Whitstable Volunteer Centre - Volunteers recruited to work in many different charities. Contact volunteering@ whitstablevc.org.uk or call 01227 772248

LOCAL SERVICES

Beauty bbeautiful mobile beauty therapy & beauty room.  Bridal make-up packages, Facials, O.P.I Manicures & Pedicures, UV Gel nails, Lash/Brow tints, Waxing, Individual lashes.  Pamper parties and Teenage make-up parties. Gift vouchers available. Insured and a member of Associated Beauty Therapists. Call Rachel on 07784223287 Emphasising Beauty - Semi-permanent make-up. Eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. Eyelash extensions individually applied (silk and coloured available). Creative nail extensions, Jessica Manicures and Pedicures. Over 13 years experience. Qualified, insured and licensed. 07902877309 01227 264001 www.emphasisingbeauty.co.uk

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Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Ear Candles, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage. In the comfort of your own home or in Debra’s therapy room. Call Debra Maybourne, Holistic Therapist, 01227 276 881 or 07872 622 023

Tender Loving Carers Domiciliary Ltd – Providers of Personal and Domestic Care to the elderly and younger less able within the community. For a FREE, no obligation assessment and enquiry, please call on 01227 772515. For employment opportunities please also call the number above. www.tenderlovingcarers.com

CHANGE YOUR LUCK – CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Do you feel you could make more of life? Whether you want to supercharge your confidence, become more relaxed or gain more control so that you can focus on creating the life YOU want, we can help. www.pureserendipity.co.uk ; 0845 579 4262 FOOT FRIEND - Caring Chiropody, the sole mate for your feet. The gentle foot health service in your own home. Visits within a 5 mile radius of town centre. Call Rochelle Lewis on 07974008120  Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage.Treatment room in Whitstable; home visits within 3 mile radius. Gift vouchers, taster sessions and pamper events. Contact Liz Compton on 07931201148 or email CChasComp@aol.com, www.therapybythesea.co.uk Hypnotherapy at Q Hypnotherapy, based in Whitstable. Details at www.Qhypnotherapy.co.uk. Call Lisa Barnett on 0800 612 8153 Hypnotherapy for Smoking is the least expensive within a 20 mile radius. Based in Chestfield. Call Peter Corrigan on 01227 792359 or email: peter.corrigan@ tesco.net www.stopsmoking-kent.co.uk Reflexology & Massage at Body Mind and SOLE Denise Fasulo, MAR (Member of the Association of Reflexologists). Professional treatment in pleasant surroundings. Call Whitstable 01227 275855 Reflexology at Sole Indulgence for stress reduction, relaxation & better health. “If you haven’t tried it, it’s a must do.” Sarah, Whitstable.  Gift vouchers available. New - Hot Stones Reflexology. Call Alison on 01227 272131  www.soleindulgence.co.uk

Childcare DAISY CHAIN NURSERY SCHOOL - we are open every day during term time from 9.15 to noon with extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays 9.15 to 3.15. We welcome visits - please phone for appointment, 07947 819 348 (nursery hours) 01227 773059 Computer Repair Whitstable Computer Repair - All types of help with your PC, no call-out fee within 10 mile radius of Whitstable. Very competitive rates. www. WhitstableComputerRepair.co.uk or call 0800 224 8824 HDG Networks: the only Trading StandardsApproved and Microsoft-Certified computer repair and IT support company in East Kent, based in Whitstable.  www.hdgnet.com / 08000 434638 / 01227 280282.  Quote “IMP” for a £5 discount off your first callout Counselling Whitstable Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre.  Feeling unable to cope and need somebody to talk to and think things through? Confidential, UKCP & BACP Registered with 15 years experience. Contact Deborah Gibbons on 01227 261159. Reduced rates for those on low incomes. Cromwell Road Counselling & Meditation Centre – Do you need to find different ways of coping with life? Do you need someone to listen? Counselling, Psychotherapy or Meditation could help; for Adults and Children. Phone Karin Heinitz/Christine McAllen, Tel: 01227 273580 Curtain Making Affordable bespoke curtain and blind making service. Free estimates and measuring service. Co-ordinated soft furnishings, kitchenware and fabric gifts. Fabric also available to buy. Call Karen Mansfield Originals 01795 535348 or 07903 193390.

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what’s on? whitstable what’s on? whitstable Home Maintenance F.T.S. Electrical Installations, all aspects of electrical work undertaken. Home Buyers/ Landlord surveys and reports, and periodic inspections. Door entry and alarm systems. Fully Qualified and Part P and Napit registered, Call Paul Fletcher on 01795 539302 & 07885 587350. Flat Pack Rescue, a fast and efficient flat-pack furniture assembly service. Don’t risk DIY, call an expert! Paul 07801814511 www.flatpackrescue.co.uk

High Quality Painters and Decorators. With her skilled team, can transform your house, and work with you to create the look you want. 18 years’ experience, Special Paint Finishes,Painted Furniture,Kitchens, Colour and Design Advise. Call Victoria on: 01795 539302 & 07970303610 Lady Painter & Decorator, 30 years’ experience, clean & tidy worker, no job too small. Call Kim on 01227 791 524 or 07792 195 411 Swann Plumbing Services is a small familyrun plumbing & heating firm. We undertake all plumbing work from a leaky tap to a new boiler, please check website for a full list of services and local testimonials. Trading Standards Approved, OFTEC and Gas Safe Registered. 01227 262 585 www.swannplumbing.com Family History Who do you think you are?  Would you like some help tracing your family history? Why not call me, Richard on 01227 281771 or e-mail rhove@tiscali. co.uk and I will be happy to discuss how I can help. Gardening Gardening/Property Maintenance - No job too small. Whitstable area only. Tree pruning, lawn mowing/tidying, hedge trimming, fencing, carpentry/ woodwork projects for gardens. Call 07835 665 707

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Parties Partylite - Candles and Home Accessories? Quality fragrant candles in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Tri-Glow Reed Diffusers. Have an evening/ coffee morning with friends and host a candle party. Monthly Hostess/Guest specials. Call: Karen 07956 575980  www.candlesulite.com

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Jamie at Home - Forget tupperware it’s now Pukkaware! Have a fun evening with quiz, exclusive recipe (dvd) plus receive great benefits for hosting. The Jme range includes many lush but affordable house & home essentials. For party bookings, catalogues or further information. Call: Charlotte 07794120829 or E-Mail: jmekent@live.com Retailers *Ripple Farm Organics* ORGANIC  &  LOCAL Crundale, Canterbury  CT4 7EB. Boxes delivered to your area. 01227 730898 (answer-phone) www.ripplefarmorganics.co.uk

Sunlock Blinds - Blinds for home conservatory or office. Made to measure, vertical, venetians, wooden, rollers, fly-screens, outside canopies. Upholstery Foam also available. Home visits arranged, free no obligation quotes. Free fitting service. Family-run business 32 years, 01227 281191; 07828 564082 Tarot Consultant Experienced and professional Reader and Teacher of Tarot in Whitstable. Private readings, parties, talks and gift vouchers available. 8 week courses at Horsebridge Centre. See www.suzannecorbie. co.uk. Call Suzanne on 07732 493 014 or email info@ suzannecorbie.co.uk Weddings Beautiful wedding cakes made to your specification. Go to www.chrissies-kitchen.co.uk or call Chrissie to arrange an appointment on 07511 009 757. The ultimate bespoke bridal hairdresser, make-up artist and facialists in the comfort of your boudoir & hotel room. It’s like having your very own fairy godmother on your wedding day. For a consultation contact us on 07807 892 857 Wedding Singer - Make your day really special with beautiful classical music - available for weddings, christenings and any special occasion. Call Christina on 07511 009 757 or listen at www.myspace.com/ christinabosanko

FURTHER AFIELD UK Emerald Quays, Shoreham-by-Sea Nr Brighton ‘Quayside’ is a 2 bedroom luxury apartment with indoor heated pool, spa and gym Sleeps up to 5. American fridge/freezer, dishwasher etc. £450pw April-June. For availability, pictures and rates visit all year: www. holidaylettings.co.uk/94431 Shoreham Beach. Call 07799 263765 /07771 858889 Abroad Stay in our yurts, in the hills of Andalucia, southern Spain. 1hr Malaga, 30 mins coast. Perfect for walking, exploring local white villages, horse riding, relaxing. For more info please visit our website: www.yurt-holidays-spain.com. Email jackyfaulkner@ hotmail.com, tel 0034 951321861. To be included contact christina@the-imp.co.uk. Price for 40-word insertion: 1 month - £15 3 months - £30 6 months - £50 Non-profit organisations FREE subject to space Deadline for October insertion is September 13 For classified (semi-display) or display advertising call Mel on 01227 262753

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DAVE LEE Comedy Dinners In aid of The New Marlowe Theatre Development Trust & Dave Lee’s Happy Holidays

Dave Lee… The Benchmark for Good Humour Tickets are just £39.50 each, offering you a sumptuous meal, a gathering of friends and laughter all the way. A real fun-filled feast – and you get a Large Portion of Dave Lee as well!

Saturday 16th October 2010 Hampstead House Hotel, Sittingbourne

Please visit: www.newmarlowetheatre.org.uk

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