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March 2013

What’s Happening Magazine

New York Fashion Week

South Coast Inspires Tattoo’s, Jungle Music & Shoes

Lifestyle | Music | Fashion | Travel | Business | Nightlife | Health | Food and Drink | Places to visit

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What’s Happening Magazine The Offices Brighton Media Centre 22 Old Steine Brighton BN1 1EL Publishers Neon Inc The Team Co-Executive Editors Joe Davenport & Rob Swan Magazine Manager Emma Quirk Creative Director Matt Denison Chief Photographer Max Kane

A message from the Editor. . . Well good news, its finally spring (apparently)… this is confirmed by 2 days of sunshine and a bit of blossom on a tree I passed by.... But in fairness it always amazes me how the coast comes to life when we get some sunshine. We have had some amazing feedback from our last edition and this month’s promises to be better than ever. Please keep giving us your feedback (look at the Contact Us page for information). After a couple of minor technical problems, the website is now fully up and running, so please keep a regular eye on there for the latest information and competitions. Many of you will have seen our new distribution bins out and about, especially at the main stations from Brighton through to Worthing, to make it even easier to get your free copy.

Features Editor H Frankie Staff Contributors Mike Mendoza Jen Mendoza Graham Franks Heidi Marie-Cotton Igor Srzic- Cartledge Cover image kindly supplied by Dr. Fergus Kennedy All Rights Reserved. The views expressed in this publication by its contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or editorial staff. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions relating to advertising or editorial. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior consent from the publisher.

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Proactive have started their first creative media course, and it has been a pleasure working with the students on the magazine. I wonder if you can guess which pages they created…? Each month we will feature a couple of students from the course, and if you have any sense then you will be snapping up these young, highly trained and skilled ambitious individuals for your company!

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What’s Happening In this issue... Fashion 17 If the shoe fits 18 New York Fashion Week 24 Make-up Business 34 Chamber of Commerce 35 Fed of Small Business

Sport 28 Football 29 Handgliding/Horse Racing Travel 14 Three places to go 41 Escape to Marrakesh Health 15 Thai Boxing 25 Best Workout Songs 53 Yoga

Gadgets 12 Aston Martin Centenary 33 Photography tips - Birds 51 Bluetooth Speakers Out and About 06 Brighton Station 38 Brighton Marina 60 Bus Map - Vegetareas


Nightlife 48 Cas-Bar

What’s On 54 Adur 57 Brighton 58 Worthing 59 Shoreham

... and the Rest 42 Gardening 43 Book Review 46 Film Review 50 Music Review

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New Brighton Station for the The project to redevelop Brighton Station has been funded by the DfT, Southern and the Rail Heritage fund (4.5m from DfT, £500k from Southern and £116k from Rail Heritage Fund). Brighton station is a Grade 2* listed building so requires special attention to restore it to its former glory. Once the work is complete, our customers should be able to see clearly across the concourse to the engineering ‘depot’ known historically as ‘the shed’ and see the curve of the track going Northbound as the old customer information gantry will be removed and a new one put in its place to the left of the existing structure. The concourse will be much clearer allowing for easier access across the station and contribute to a more airy, seaside feel. The main works began in January and are scheduled for completion in October 2013. The work will be will be phased to minimise inconvenience to station users.

There are currently two sets of boarding in place at the station; one is surrounding the new gateline area, which is being worked on, and the other is surrounding the old ‘One Stop Travel Shop’ (which has moved to North Street) and will be the new premises for WH Smith. The current home of WH Smith and our control point will be demolished giving a great view of the historic East Wing buildings. We will have a waiting area in the space next to the toilets, which will house comfy seating, local and historic artwork and a coffee area. We currently have 12 gates and two manual gates which will become centralised with an extra gates added for easier access to our station. This will bring us up to 24 gates.

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WH Smiths will move to the ‘One Stop’ location in the ‘Mocatta’ building and ‘Marks and Spencer’ stays in its current location. Our popular coffee vendor, ‘The Flying Coffee Bean’ will remain at the station but in a modernised unit. The project will make Brighton station better equipped to welcome the 7 million people who use it each year, and to cope with the increase in passengers forecast for the future.

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South Coast Inspires

I came to art in a slightly roundabout fashion as I had a large family at quite a young age. I moved to Brighton having started a law degree and ended up graduating in Music and Visual Practice. Being a mature student has had clear repercussions on my work. You come at it from a different angle, not jaded just cautious and with a massive resolve to things well and properly. The resolve to study and be a single mother is also a massive stretch so you are precious about time and I still have that ‘get it done now’ ethic. I also hate waste so I use a lot of recycled materials. I don’t use a rubber either, I don’t make mistakes, and the marks are journeys so they all stay in. I went to Edinburgh where I did a Masters degree in Film and managed to get an award, which fed the children. I am still a filmmaker and a photographer and have started painting after years of living in spaces that were too small to do my canvases justice. I did run a pretty successful on line business selling drawings of shoes but after four or five years was ready to move on and quite happy to never draw another shoe as long as I drew breath. I consistently reference my own experiences in my film and photography and use myself and my body to construct the narrative. I only care about the narrative; the aesthetic is almost irrelevant to me. I also do photographic portraits but there is always an edge to them. My work is raw, does what it says on the tin. I hate Photoshop and touch ups. I think they rob the picture of the character of the sitter. Look, if someone has a spot obviously it must go but a good portrait shows a person’s history, their feelings, their tragedy and victory. A good portrait tells the truth. Now that I work in a massive studio I can project the films that I make in the gallery and show some of my canvases and quilts. They are massive and take months to create. I love combining stitch and paint but after a ten-foot hand stitched quilt I worked on recently I lost half a stone. My latest project is running the Brighton Arts Club where I have a studio and a gallery. The space is huge but I reckon in a year I will have filled it. There really isn’t much time left to get all the things I need to do done so I work everyday like a Trojan in case I miss anything.

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Gala Event

By Alice Walker

He says it’s his ‘dream job and I feel so lucky to be doing something I’m genuinely passionate about’.

A Band of Brothers is a charity that aims to help promote positive social change through personal development and community building.

But what does all this mean in the real world? Take the story of Bilal. Bilal’s 18, but he started getting involved with the police when he was only 13 years old. The next few years were bleak ones; no qualifications meant no job, and his growing frustration and poverty led to many more run ins with the law. It would seem that Bilal’s life was going to go the way of so many. These disquieting statistics point to a crisis amongst the young male population of the UK: - Men account for 9 out of 10 people found guilty for indictable offences - Two thirds of all male offenders are under 30 - Suicide is the second most common cause of death amongst men under 35

It’s lucky that A Band of Brothers managed to help Bilal before it was too late – but there are many young men out there who are never going to get this kind of support. This is why A Band of Brothers needs help from you to help them carry on their fantastic work.

On Friday 15th March A Band of Brothers are holding

However for Bilal, there was a way out. His youth worker recommended him to A Band of Brothers. They set Bilal up with a mentor called Pete who lived nearby and they met up every week. Pete helped him to believe that Bilal could achieve his dream of becoming a mechanic one day, even though all the local colleges had turned him down. Pete also encouraged him to go to the weekly groups with A Band of Brothers where Bilal learnt better ways of dealing with conflict and expressing his emotions. One year on, and not only is Bilal helping mentor other young men, he’s nine months in to his mechanics apprenticeship. In three years, he’ll be a fully fledged technician. Page 10 | What’s Happening Magazine |

a star-studded event at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton. An evening of top class entertainment is planned, including guest appearances from the likes of rapper Plan B. Not to mention the opportunity to bid on an auction to have your portrait painted by David Freud (son of Lucien) – and walk away with a piece of art heritage, boasting a potential value of £20-30k. The Grand Gala Event commences at 7pm. Tickets are only £30 a head, or £250 for a table of ten. It seems a small price to pay, seeing as a neglected young male can cost the state over £1,000,000 by the time he reaches the age of 40 (if he reaches the age of forty). Your evening’s enjoyment could change the life of a young man like Bilal, and give them the tools and support they need to find a way out.

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Anyone seen my Aston? Aston Martin airlift car 1,000ft On the 17th of January Aston Martin, the quintessentially British sports car maker, continued its centenary celebrations in spectacular style at one of the world’s most recognisable luxury destinations, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The audacious event featured the airlift of Aston Martin’s ultimate GT, the Vanquish, onto the helipad at the iconic hotel in front of some of the region’s most important dignitaries. It’s the first time a car has been placed onto the helipad, which sits 1,000ft above the ground at the top of the sail-shaped building. Speaking from the helipad, Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said: ‘It is with great pride that we continue our centenary celebrations in such a unique manner in the city of Dubai.’ “Today we are achieving another world first – one of many for Aston Martin over the years. This is a true feat for Aston Martin and a fantastic way to begin a new century of global success for our iconic brand.” The event today underlines the company’s position as a globally renowned luxury car brand, as Dr Bez explained: “Aston Martin remains one of the most exclusive and sought-after brands in the world, so it is only right that a key element of our year-long centenary celebrations takes place in a similarly high profile destination.” The week had already seen the official anniversary of the founding of Aston Martin 100 years ago with a ceremony in London’s Henniker Mews – the original home of the company founded on 15th January 1913 In the UK, a week-long Aston Martin festival will take place from 15th July to 21th July. Designed to appeal to owners and enthusiasts of the brand, the Centenary Week will include ‘open house’ activities at Aston Martin’s exclusive Gaydon headquarters, including factory-based events and driving tours and will culminate in a 1,000-guest ‘birthday party’ on Saturday 20th July as well as a spectacular Centenary gathering in central London on Sunday 21st July.

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This highlight of the centenary celebrations will be held in partnership with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, and the Aston Martin Owners Club will feature 100 of the brand’s most iconic cars in a multi-million pound timeline display. The event will also see one of the largest gatherings of Aston Martins in the 100-year history of the great British marque.

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Three Places

you should visit!

Following on from last months three places you should visit We bring you three more outstanding locations

The Yukon - Sarah Tucker •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I took this journey nearly fifteen years ago for the Discovery Channel following in the footsteps of the goldrush stampeders and am going to return with my fourteen year old to trek the same journey through national park, see grizzly bears, meet those who have mined the gold, the first nations who are still allowed to fish the wild salmon and ride the white rapids, kayaking through lakes of iceburgs, traveling on train tracks that were made over 115 years ago for those in search of fortune. As the poet Robert Service wrote, who travelled and stayed there, the gold in the Yukon is not in the yellow stuff, it is in the shear magnificence of the landscape and lakes and wilderness. I had just lost my father and was four months pregnant and felt the poems of Service resonated within me as I travelled. There’s a poem called ‘The Quitter’ and about never giving in. The Yukon experience is completely life affirming. It is the ‘Life is Wonderful’ destination.

Senegal - Sarah Tucker •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Sometimes it’s not just the place or the activity, more the moment - and being in the right place at the right time with the right person. Like in Senegal, at eight in the Sunday morning, visiting a church in the middle of a desert and listening to Gregorian chants sung by African monks while other monks played African instruments is a moment that can only be heard at that time, in that place. Same weekend, listening to a guide shout emotionally about how the African slaves were treated before being shipped off to the Americas before they left the stunning Isle de Gore, and how everyone talks about the Jews and the Holocaust, and no one talks about the hundreds of thousands that died in the slave trade. An unsung country in Africa which retains edge without being full frontal razor edge dangerous unlike some of its stunning but unstable neighbours.

The Florida Keys - Key West - Heidi Cotton •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 5 years ago, My Dad and I took a trip to the USA for a week’s break and took an amazing trip to the Florida Keys to the island of Key West. It’s a long journey across the sea driving over the famous ‘Seven Mile Bridge’ to get to it but the view of the beaches are amazing and I have never seen such blue, crystal clear water in my life.

Key West is about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide but captures the old white picket fence style houses with a tropical nature and a love of fishing being located right on the water’s edge. Being famous for the creation of dessert ‘Key Lime Pie’, Key West has a peaceful yet buzzing atmosphere with places like ‘Sloppy Joes’ restaurant and people getting around in bright pink taxis or push bikes. Page 14 | What’s Happening Magazine |

All thai’d up!

By Vivien Cohen

Thai Boxing - keep fit, have fun! In theory I am a healthy and energetic sort of person. However in practice I have spent much of my life avoiding exercise like the plague. I have aspirations of fitness and in the past have favoured exercise which I found enjoyableswimming, bike riding and horse riding- to panting and sweating away in a gym full of Lycra clad strangers. This was one of the reasons I decided to start Thai Boxing (Muay Thai). Quite frankly, it looked like fun. I have particularly admired the litheness and unexpected grace of Thai boxers- who practice an art that it is claimed is over 1000 years old and is based on an ancient form of unarmed combat.

I made what I like to think is a valiant attempt at soldiering through a series of jumping jacks, on the spot jogging, press ups, squat thrusts and various other exercises- many of which seemed to be designed with the secondary goal in mind of making one look like a bug on a windshield. After a series of stretches we partnered up- with one person taking the first turn to hold pads whilst the other went through various combative movements on them. I also took a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that I genuinely felt as though I were about to throw up. Fortunately this did not happen as it could well have brought to a spectacular end to my foray into the world of martial arts. Against all the odds (namely my deep seated resilience to almost all forms of exercise) I have persevered and am starting to see the benefits. I have felt fitter and healthier, my co-ordination is improving and I have also learnt that endorphins can actually be quite enjoyable. If you think martial arts might be your kind of thing then I would strongly advise you to take up Thai Boxing. If I can do it then surely anyone can. For more information go to

One of my university housemates was a Thai Boxer and we spent the entire three years in which we lived together making resolutions to ‘go next week’. I did not in fact start attending until October last year and I am now finally cobbling together some sort of a ‘fitness regime’, which is new and exciting territory for me. Adventurous as I am, the club I chose to go to is in fact less than a five minute walk from my house. I suppose there is no point exercising more than is absolutely necessary. Kicks Brighton (founded by Chris Kent in 1982 and providing a wide range of martial arts instruction) is an inclusive and welcoming club and they answered all of my pre attendance questions readily. A typical Thai boxing session at Kicks begins with roughly 15 minutes of circuit training. The other new attendees and I were told to ‘just do as much as we could.’ In my case, this turned out to not be very much at all. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 15

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If the shoe fits buy it in every colour!

I love spring and summer, it is great time to show off some fabulous shoe designs, lots of different colours and style too. The fact that a girl can never have enough shoes doesn’t surprise anyone anymore. Have a look at some different styles and colours for this spring/ summer which we’ve chosen for you. Looking for comfortable shoes? It can be hard to find a good pair that incorporates both comfort and style. Buying a new pair of shoes can instantly update an outfit from last year or change your look from casual to smart. Make sure you always try them on and walk around the store for a while. Never buy the shoes if they feel a bit small, always try half a size up if possible. Wait for the sale if you have your eyes on a classy or expensive pair of shoes. Make sure that you feel comfortable wearing the style you are buying. You don’t want to take them home and end up not wearing them at all. When buying a new pair, have a look at your existing wardrobe and see how many different outfits you could wear them with. Try to go for a classic look and colour which will not go out of fashion so you can wear the shoes for longer. A new season means new options to dazzle with a multitude of fab accessories. For shoe lovers, shoes are the statement accessory worth investing in. I hope these tips help you find the perfect shoes for spring, but if you’re still not sure where to go and what styles and colours to get, contact me at By Igor Srzic Cartledge, Fashion stylist. 01



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NEW YORK Fashion Week spring &

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By Igor Srzic- Cartledge



inter is on the way out and it’s time to think about our spring/ summer wardrobes. I was lucky enough to see the spring collection in one of my favourite cities in the world, the ever-fashionable New York City. It feels like there’s something for everyone, with an eclectic variety of styles and colours. If you like colour you will be delighted with this spring’s collections: Oranges, blues, yellows and greens worn on their own as blocks of colour, and matchy-matchy to make a strong bright statement. But if you aren’t really into bright colours that’s OK too. Most of the designers also emphasize strong black and white looks – very appropriate to wear all year around, sleek enough to wear to work or for a few drinks in the evening. Most fashion directors also name check white as a key shade to be wearing this summer. I love it because it’s so versatile and easy to wear. Stripes are also a really strong trends for next season. You could wear a striped top and matching skirt, which are effortlessly stylish. Worn together, they pick up the matchy-matchy trend. If you like flowers you will be pleased that they are a very big trend this season and you should be adding them to your summer wardrobe. Spring/Summer 2013 also offers very relaxed, even modest shapes: floral print trousers, fluttering blouses, pretty pencil skirts and easy jackets. Much loved by fashionistas is luxe leather - a must have for your shopping list this spring – think minimalistic shapes and rich colours. Another new look for this spring is the shorts suit – which was all over the New York runways. Moving on to accessories, this season’s bags are very chunky and the sunglasses this season are in every shape, size and colour, louder and more fabulous than ever. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 19 Page 20 | What’s Happening Magazine |




One of Brighton’s new and glamorous culinary hotspots, GB1 is located within the iconic Grand Hotel Brighton. A conveniently short walk from Brighton Station and the city’s famous shopping laines and prominently located along Brighton’s vibrant seafront.  GB1 is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and offers the south coast’s finest and freshest fish and seafood caught daily. A fantastic a la carte menu, plentiful breakfasts & affordable set menus give GB1 all-round appeal. Classy private dining options are also available.

The Menu Executive Chef Alan White’s philosophy is quality & simplicity. Diners can savour GB1’s hallmark dishes: a classic local seafood chowder or a fantastic selection of native and rock oysters, followed by Alan’s delicious Tikka marinated Monkfish or a luxurious Sussex fish pie. Although fish and seafood dishes dominate the menu, seasonal meats from the grill and vegetarian dishes feature.   The fish is fresh and sustainably sourced and the staff impeccable, service at its best – the “grand” way.

Champagne and Oyster bar

The restaurant’s stunning central champagne and oyster bar (seats 20), offers a more relaxed dining area in which to share a seafood platter and watch the expertly trained chefs prepare oysters and other fruits de mer. There are also private dining options within the seafacing terrace or GB2, ideal for canapé receptions or private celebrations. 

Wine List

Our wine is classified by style rather than region & focuses heavily on being the perfect accompaniments to the delicious fish. Whether you want a quick bite and a glass of quality champagne, a quiet dinner or a celebratory feast, GB1 offers the perfect dining experience for all. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 21

Mum’s the word! Mothering Sunday 10th March

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Don’t be caught out this Mothering Sunday

(March 10th – put it in your diary now!) buying a last-minute bunch of dilapidated flowers from the local petrol station. Instead, take note and treat your mum to a gift with that all-important personal touch…

Looking Good, Feeling Great

Force your hardworking mum to put her feet up with a beauty treatment or spa day. Sussex boasts a whole host of luxurious spas, hotels and country clubs all with gift vouchers and pamper packages available to buy online. From a more affordable manicure to a full-blown weekend getaway there’s something to suit every budget. And remember, get on her good side and chances are she’ll take you along as company...

Baking Mad

With the whole country baking mad following the success of BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’, dig out that wooden spoon and give Mary Berry a run for her money with some homemade treats. Cookies, cakes and biscuits are the old failsafes but why not try something different and experiment with truffles, macaroons and pastries. Don’t worry if the results are more mess than Michelin, it’s all about the taste and if you arrange your creations carefully in a pretty gift box she won’t be able to see the burnt edges anyway.

Creative Collaging

There’s no better gift than a happy memory so print off all those special photos that have been sitting on your screen for years and arrange in a frame or scrapbook for your mum to smile at. Snapfish and PhotoBox provide cheap and quick online digital printing or pop into your local Boots for instant printouts off your memory card.

Spring Clean

Women burned their bras in the Sixties for a reason and the days of the blissful housewife should be long forgotten. No one likes to dust, scrub, iron or hoover but blast out some music and roll up your sleeves Mrs Doubtfire-style so when your mum steps through that front door she’s truly chuffed to be home.

Mamma Mia

If your mum’s more Sharon Osbourne than Mrs Beeton, tickets to a gig or show might be more up her street. Check on See Tickets, SeatWave or Brightonticketshop for all upcoming dates-then, after a sneaky peek in her diary, make the booking and sort out any necessary arrangements (babysitter, train ticket etc.) to give her a hassle-free night out. Tell us how you treated your Mum by visiting Facebook or sending us a message to | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 23

Chanel Spring make-up collection: Precieux By Alice Ridgeway

Chanel describe their new printemps collection as ‘precious pinks and rich plums [which] awaken the vibrancy of Spring for lip and nail, with a fresh make-up palette inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s code of simplicity and sophistication.’ Subtle simplicity is definitely the key to this collection, with fresh springtime radiance offered by a wide range of products. The star of the collection is undoubtedly the limited edition ‘Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder.’ Embossed with the iconic Chanel emblem the powder creates a naturally luminous effect in two ways. Soft peach and warm beige blend together to create a sheer radiant glow that can either highlight cheekbones or be lightly dusted over the face for a natural all-over luminance. The overall effect is very subtle like most of the illuminating powders Chanel has launched before this one. Those looking to make more of a statement should perhaps opt for the ‘Rouge Allure Velvet Lumious Matte Lip Colour’ in ‘L’Eclatante.’ This deep vibrant pink is highly pigmented and so delivers a striking effect that can be tempered to your personal liking by the amount you apply. The quad eye-palate delivers quintessential Chanel chic in the form of smoky and subdued brown hues. The light highlighter shadow is matched perfectly with the defining darker browns, however it perhaps does not exceed Chanel’s longer established quad eye-shadow sets that are available all year round. Chanel delivers a fresh new injection of radiance to spring and is perfect if you fancy a mid season treat to indulge in. However the limited collection does not stray far from the classic Chanel make up palettes and lipsticks that have always been part of their make-up range, showing that simplicity and sophistication sometimes does not need to be reinvented.

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Pump up the Volume VOL1 Research continuously proves that exercising to the perfect beat not only increases your enjoyment but improves speed, endurance and concentration. Give your workout playlist a spring clean this March with our round up of the all-time top songs to break a sweat too:

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|keeping tabs on local sport|

By Vivien Cohen


Seagulls were victorious across the board in their recent games, with a winning result for not only the first team but also the development squad, the Youth team and Brighton and Hove Albion’s women’s side. Albion’s 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday impressed manager Gus Poyet, who praised his side’s ‘gritty performance’. David Lopez’s goal coupled with a strong defensive play has secured Albion a place in the league table’s top 6. The weekend’s football also proved successful for Albion’s women’s team- whose


S ussex County FA recently held its first annual ‘Football Futures County Camp’ which took place on the 20th February. The initiative, which coincided with half term, was designed for young people aged 14-19 and hopes to “recruit, retain, develop, reward and provide a progressive pathway for young leaders in order to develop a skilled football workforce for the future.” The attendees were given the opportunity to take part in four main football workshops as well as some more light hearted activities, all of which were geared towards showcasing the various different aspects of football and testing the young people’s skill and imagination. The first workshop of the day gave those who attended a valuable insight into the world

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determined play secured them a 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers- marking their second away league win of the season. The achievements continued throughout the club as the Seagulls youth team racked up a 2-1 victory at Barnet- marking their second win against the side in a week. Meanwhile the club’s development squad thrashed Barnet 4-0, carrying on with their unbeaten track record in 2013. This series of impressive victories has left fans feeling elated and positive about the rest of the season.

By Vivien Cohen of professional refereeing, using realistic game scenarios. There was then a workshop which gave the young footballers a chance to get to grips with ‘Futsal’- which uses a ball that is not only smaller and heavier but which also has 30% less bounce than a normal football, thus adding another element to the game and helping players to hone their skills and technique. The group were encouraged to explore some of the issues faced by blind and visually impaired players in the 3rd workshop, in which they took part in a practical session that involved shooting and passing whilst wearing a blindfold. The final workshop of the day used shooting practice to explore coaching, intervention and strategy. The day was an all-round success and we congratulate Sussex County FA on a youth scheme well done.


By Michael Sergison


it can be pretty intimidating partaking in field sports, whether on the field yourself or supporting a football or rugby team at the pub. If you’re not the kind to get your hands dirty on the floor, why not just fly away? Paragliding away, rather. Behind the recent threats of returning snow, Spring is definitely on its way back to Brighton. If you’ve taken a nice afternoon walking around Devil’s Dyke, don’t just settle for the fresh air at ground level, soar through. The Apex Paragliding School offers taster experiences and training courses where you can literally unpack your kite and fly through the hills.


Whilst it may not be as easy as riding a bicycle, it is certainly more breath-taking. Whilst Devil’s Dyke may be the easiest place to get to from Brighton they also glide from Bo Peep, Ditchling and Firle. You also do not need to worry about buying your own equipment as APEX also supply you with reliable, safe equipment for an enjoyable journey through the sky. If you fancy taking on a challenge contact the Apex Paragliding School on their website for more details. Who said flying a kite was boring?

By Alice Walker


Racecourse is taking a well-earned break from proceedings before its destined to be triumphant return in April. However, there’s still plenty to get you waking up in a cold sweat to google the opening hours of the nearest William Hill with the star-studded listings at nearby Plumpton, including the Anglo Irish Raceday on the 11th March.

It really is set to be a thrilling Spring from the sport of kings – so why not start of the season in style with a visit to your local race course? You could even bring the kids along as well, with Plumpton boasting its Family Race Day on Easter Sunday. For more information on racing in Sussex, why not visit

A mere amuse bouche for the off of the Cheltenham Races only the next day. This year’s Cheltenham is set to be four days of world class jumping action, culminating with the Gold Cup on Friday. The rivalry between the top trainers Paul Nichols, Nicky Henderson and Willy Mullins will mean this could be one of the most highly contested Cheltenhams in its almost two hundred year history. However the position of top trainer, an accolade currently held by Paul Nichols, is in jeopardy due to the injury of his champion steed Big Bucks. Will his six-year badge of honour finally be usurped? | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 29


Luci Ward 22 Brighton


I have always been creatively inclined, ever since I could hold a crayon. I studied Art and Design at college and instead of progressing to university I fell into a four year career in retail management. With an impulsive urge to change my life, I saved up and moved to Australia within 3 months and lived in Sydney for nearly a year. I explored many creative avenues and decided take a Graphic Design course which was held at the Enmore Design College Sydney, a 5 minute walk from my residence at the time, there I learnt editing in Adobe Photoshop, Vector work in Illustrator and layout techniques in InDesign. My love for Graphic Design grew however my career was at a standstill, I needed to expand my portfolio. After diving on the Great Barrier Reef and obtaining a sun tan that lasted 6 months I came home to pursue my dream. Back into retail I fell, I moved to Brighton with high hopes of becoming a designer but alas nothing came my way. I sourced work from friends and my portfolio grew with logos, advertising campaigns to whole websites. Through these ventures my skills expanded and my eagerness to create was at its strongest. With retail behind me and Job Searching in front of me I welcomed the chance to join the Proactive creative media course. Now I’m learning and working within a creative environment with high hopes for the future.


Creating dynamic layouts, logos and graphics using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Website building using Wordpress. Alice Amelia 23 Brighton


Coming from a family of musicians, composers and journalists, I have always been surrounded by creative minds, laying down the inspiration for me to also follow a creative path. As a singer/songwriter/pianist, it became obvious very early on that this career choice would not just be a case of writing a few songs and getting signed to a big record label. With the ever-growing ocean of social media sites, being able to stand out from the thousands of other unsigned acts dominating the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, requires not only original talent, but the ability to successfully self-market and promote oneself. This includes taking the role as graphic designer, promoter, video editor and PR person…just to name a few! Having performed at the 2012 Olympics/Paralympics, 5* hotels, weddings and restaurants, as well as airplay on numerous radio stations such as BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio, it is of utmost importance to my musical career that I continue to learn key marketing skills in this fast-paced technological age. Joined with my passion for music, I have a deep interest in writing and researching alternative subjects – the deeper meanings of life! The ProActive Training course has given me the freedom to explore my creativity in all areas, enhancing not only my skills in self-marketing as a freelance singer/songwriter, but allowing me to express my other interests in to published magazine articles. This has included an article on yoga! In a world of science, banking and politics being at the forefront, trying to make a career in the creative industry can feel impossible at times, so it’s fantastic that this 6-week course has been introduced. Faith restored!

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We are currently recruiting apprentices for our 2 venues in central Brighton. Working as a trainee in either a chef or restaurant position you will be able to learn the skills you need to get a career in the hospitality industry. We have one of the top chefs in Sussex working across our 2 venues, who has previously worked with Gordon Ramsey, been awarded 2 Rosettes and run a 1 Michelin star restaurant. These roles are for a minimum of a year with many opportunities to become permanent members of staff. To find out more information please contact us on 01273 648905

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Venturing into the


By Vivien Cohen ‘Brighton Loves Jungle’ was created two years ago by Matt Kay (aka Axiomatt) and Peter Biggs (aka Biggsy). Since its launch, Brighton Loves Jungle has grown exponentially and it is fast becoming one of Brighton’s premier Jungle nights. I recently spoke with Matt Kay, hoping to uncover not only the secret to the night’s success but also the motivation behind it. Having been raised on a strict diet of 50s and 60s music, I can regurgitate endless facts and lyrics relating to music which was produced before I was born, but am far less knowledgeable about most things produced much after 1976. It came as a very pleasant surprise to me then to discover that I actually do love Jungle. I will jump at the chance to attend a Jungle night because I know that the music and the atmosphere will, in my opinion, be second to none when it comes to Brighton club nights. Creating an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by everyone is one of the defining features of Brighton Loves Jungle, the motivation behind which is more musical than monetary, as Matt explains.

“We wanted to run a proper Jungle night for the music and not the money. Lots of people put nights on that cost relatively little to run but they charge a lot of money to get in to them. We wanted to put something on where at the end of the night everyone involved could be totally happy.” Page 32 | What’s Happening Magazine |

This ethos is certainly well reflected by the type of night out that you can expect from Brighton Loves Jungle, with a friendly, happy crowd. Reasonably priced entry and a wide range of talented DJs being top on the list of priorities when it comes to organising the night. Promotion is key, not just of the night but also of the genre itself. “We try to reflect a wide range of what’s happening in Jungle right now and enjoy promoting deserving artists who aren’t necessarily well known. It’s really great giving people their first Brighton gigs and then seeing them get loads of bookings in and around town after playing at our night.”

It is obvious that the DJs playing are having as much fun as the people they are playing for, as Matt continues: “Everyone who comes, wants to come back. We have developed a pretty big following, especially online. It’s really great to get so much positive feedback from people.” With 16 years of promotion between them, and many more of DJing, Kay and Biggs have operated fairly smoothly when it came to the realisation and organisation of Brighton Loves Jungle, though admittedly they did not expect it to be quite as popular as it now is. Having almost doubled in size since it began, the next Brighton Loves Jungle aims to raise the bar even higher. “We are keeping it cheap- £4 from 11-12pm (if you put your name on the event wall) and £5 after 12. It’s worth getting down early to avoid the queue!” If you love Jungle then this is the night for you. Head down to the Volks on 22nd of March and fall in love all over again.

How to


BIRDS Choose the 1. right equipment

Garden birds are usually small and skitish. You need to shoot with a long focal length to enable close up, full frame shots. Whilst remaning at a discreet distance. A 70-300mm zoom lens is good starting point.


Attract the birds to you


Set up your equipment


Capture the shot

Choose a point in your garden away from distractions where there’s enough distance for the background to blur once you’ve focused on the area you want birds to land. Inside a shed or through a trellis is ideal. You want to stay as hidden as possible. Lure the birds to your garden using feeders and tables. Feeding stations with multiple perching points are ideal as they will allow for a variety of different shots. If you’re starting from scratch, it’ll take the birds a while to get used to feeding.

Set up your shot before the subject arrives. You will need to limit your movement as much as possible to avoid scaring the subject away. Shoot in Aperture priority mode (A or AV) set to the smallest f. number avalible. Also, shoot in burst mode so you can snap several frames.

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It’s important to rest your lens on a windowsill or use a tripod and wait for the subject to flutter in. Holding your eye to the viewfinder is also recommended to help minimize movement. Unopened bags of rice make good inexpensive camera beanbags to help keep your shots stabilized when not using a tripod. Focus on the birds and squeeze the shutter release, don’t be tempted to jab. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 33



This major business event is a full day of fascinating, provocative speakers, interactive workshops, discussion, networking and even a little of that famous Brighton pleasure. The day will include: • Inspirational speakers and panel discussions to choose between • Brighton’s very own international best-selling crime thriller novelist, Peter James will be among those topping the bill

• Networking lunch • ‘UnConference’ session - run a workshop, lead a debate or speak on a your chosen topic

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• The Pleasure Hour – join a choir or a walking tour around the Lanes, watch a film and more

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pring has arrived and with it the weather will hopefully get warmer. We have been assured by the water companies that water stocks are high and so they do not anticipate any hosepipe bans. So all you budding gardeners should by now be enjoying the early season flowers. For the rest of us this is the time to make sure our businesses are ready for the holiday period. Last year tourist numbers were down so we all need to spread the word about the terrific time to be had in our city. The first big event to publicise is the Brighton Festival, which runs from the 4th to the 26th May.

Who are the FSB


t’s funny how often we are asked that question. If we are being flippant we say ‘well we are certainly not the Russian State Secret Police’ (same initials). We are actually the UK’s largest business organisation in terms of members and it is that size that gives us our strength. We represent the self employed and SME sector in their dealings with government, local authorities and other large organisations. We are the voice that stands up for the small business and seeks to influence those bodies in their dealings with the business community.



id you know the Pension Regulator is based in Brighton? Their job is to oversee workplace pensions. New regulations concerning the provisions of pensions in the workplace have been introduced by the government, which are gradually being implemented and monitored by the Regulator. So far all employers with more than 10,000 employees should have schemes in place for their employees. By November this year any employer with 500 or more employees must have a scheme in place. By April next year any employer with a workforce of 160 or more must be operating a scheme. After that the remaining employers are phased in over the years from 2014 to 2017. Whilst it is not urgent for the smaller employer to have a scheme set up they should by now be consulting with their employees and considering what options they have. Remember, cut off dates have a habit of creeping up and suddenly catching you unawares.

Meet and Greet


ust a reminder that we But our size also gives us the opportunity to provide run two meet and greet essential benefits to the businesses we represent. From sessions a month for existing our free legal and or would be businesses. tax help-lines to free There is no need to be an FSB business banking or member if you wish to come a free personal nurse along, and there is no charge. advisor in the event of We call it networking with a serious health issues friendly face. If you would like (we look after the to pop along they are held at welfare of members). The Regency Tavern in Russell In addition we provide Square on the 2nd Monday in access to a number the month, starting at 6.00pm of market beating benefits from finance, insurance and and the 3rd Wednesday in the month at lunchtime, 12.00 mobile card payment services to serviced office facilities to 2.00pm. The company is excellent as is the pub. - to name just a few. So now, hopefully, you know who we are. Make sure you spread the message. All are welcome. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 35

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Things have come a long way since the days when Myalgic encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was considered a mystery. This debilitating illness is now classified as a neurological disorder and there is a specialist NHS service in Sussex that has dealt with over 3,000 referrals since it was set up in 2005. Colin Barton, chair of the Sussex ME Society, was running a successful hotel business in 1981 when he became ill after contracting a glandular fever type illness. “At one stage I was virtually bedbound and had to be helped around by our elderly housekeeper. I had to give up my business when doctors were not sure what the problem was.” In 1987, Claire Francis, the novelist, went public about having ME, and recognizing the symptoms, Colin was able to get referred to a specialist and diagnosed. This Sussex service offers some encouragement for the estimated 6,000 people affected across the county working alongside the ME Society. For further information go to

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Mother’s Day Competition ‘Mother’s Day’ is only round the corner, (March the 10th if you had forgotten) and to celebrate all the fantastic Mum’s out there, KalliKids have got a great competition.

KalliKids are a company that organize family activities such as music, sports, tuition, entertainment, childcare, inspiration and much more, to bring families closer together through kinesthetic learning.

KallKids want the kids to tell them why their Mummy’s the best.

They will select five favorite answers for Twitter and Facebook visitors to like and share and then one lucky winner will be selected on ‘Mother’s Day’ to win: £50 Love2Shop vouchers - the perfect gift for any Mum.


The best entries will also be used to create a unique poem especially for all you wonderful mums. The little ones will have their very own poetry collaboration which will be shared on all the KalliKids social media sites. To enter go to and go to the bottom of the page to the ‘For Families’ section and click on ‘KalliKids Competitions’ Your little one could be the winner! | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 37

By Jacob Belbin

WEATHERING THE TIDES Like all things based at sea Brighton Marina is a place subject to constant change. From its original form as a Saxons modest farming and fishing port called Brighthelmstone through the trials of rising sea levels, storms, changing of deeds and renovation this iconic artificial marina has transformed into a multifunctional place of leisure and living. It has certainly seen a lot in its relatively short life, though it had been conceptualized almost 170 years ago. Brighton Marina has become the largest Marina complex in Europe covering an area of approximately 127 acres it features a working harbour, residential housing alongside a variety of leisure, retail and commercial activities. In the early 1970’s Brighton Corporation purchased the foreshore at the Black Rock site from the Crown Estate Commissioners for £50,000, and on the very same day a lease was signed to the Brighton Marina Company for a period of 125 years. Construction of the marina commenced in 1971 using titanic reinforced concrete caissons weighing 600 tonnes each, put into place by a giant 600 tonne crane, both were constructed on site. Because of the low coast and high tide levels a sea wall was built for protection. A lock provided access to the inner harbour which is one of the largest non-commercial locks in Europe. By 1977 the infrastructure of the Marina was completed and the yacht berths were in the process of installation which today boasts 1600 berths.

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The marina was officially opened by HM Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on 31 May 1979. In 1980’s the marinas future looked bleak as Construction costs far exceeded the original budget due to unforeseen environmental issues. Backers were reluctant to give further funding so the development quickly came to a standstill. In 1985 the Marina taken over and arguably saved by the development of a superstore and village square with shops and restaurants. This fledging community was soon reinforced by flats and houses built on promontories overlooking the inner harbour completed with a cinema and car park complex in 1988. The 1990’s saw the marinas deeds change hands once again, Brunswick Developments purchased the marina for £9m from Brent Walker’s receivers in 1996. Further residential development was under taken of 800 homes. From 2003 to 2010, the marina hosted annual events, and one popular weekend event was called “The Big Splash”. It featured music, street performers, fireworks and aqua themed entertainment which coincided with the final days of the Brighton Festival. The vibrant atmosphere of the Marina and rocky history ensure that this will always be a place of great interest. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 39

By Heidi Cotton

Helpful Household


ul shortcuts Each month we will be bringing you a selection of helpf your life easier.

to make

Quick & Easy Cork-screw

Emergency Iron Ever been in th at frustrating situation where you’re just abou t to go to work , you’re again the clock, you st r clothes have more creases in them than ever and the iron ha s just broken? No, phoning in sick is not the answer because you cannot fa ce the embarras sment. Cover the und erneath of a fr y ing pan in tin foil and heat it over the hob for fifteen second Once heated, y s. ou can use the pan as an iron by running th e side covered in foil over you clothes and th r e creases will d isappear! Sorte d!

Ever had a few friends round for some drinks and end up tearing the house apart because you can’t find a cork-screw to open your favourite bottle of wine? Not a problem. Grab a nail and a hammer from the draw and hammer the nail into the top of the cork so half of the nail is embedded into cork. Then use either some pliers or the hammer to rotate the screw and the cork will loosen until you can pull it out of the bottle. Problem solved.

and are unable Lastly, have you ever had food explode in the microwave with vinegar to get the left over stains to wash away? Fill a bowl half te. The steam minu and half with water and put in the microwave for one times easier to from the bowl will loosen the food stains making it ten remove with a cloth. Bobs your uncle!

Squeaky clean microwave

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nly a 3 hour flight from Gatwick Airport, Marrakech (the North African ‘Land of God’) is closer than you think. Intense and enchanting, immerse yourself this spring in the sights, sounds, smells and spices of Morocco’s charming imperial city.

For the ultimate retreat stay in one of the many beautiful Riads. These once privately owned mansions have been converted into guesthouses characterised by their internal open courtyards. Let go of your English inhibitions with a cleansing visit to a traditional hammam bathhouse before heading out into the enticing red walls of the old city Medina. A shopper’s paradise, the maze of ancient souks are laden with leather bags, pointed slippers, Berber carpets, clay tagine pots and colourful mounds of dried fruits and spices. Hustle through the bustle and put your haggling techniques to play with the myriad of insistent street sellers. There has been a lot of hoo-hah about the safety of foreigners here in recent years. As a result the Moroccan authorities have really upped their game in establishing the Tourist Brigade Police Force who roam the alleyways undercover, keeping the pesky pickpockets and opportunistic ‘tour guides’ in check. Undoubtedly the attention and grabbing can be daunting but, from the experience of a blue-eyed blonde, if I can battle off the bothering then so can you! (Just watch out for the donkey carts!)

By H Frankie Staff In the blistering heat there is nothing more refreshing than the local’s favourite freshly squeezed orange juice. It is worth remembering that Morocco is an Islamic country and therefore alcohol is not as easily available as most holiday makers might like. However, with all that is going on you really wouldn’t want to waste a second in drunken stupor – this city is seriously intoxicating enough as it is. As the sun goes down, the main square, Djemaa el-Fna, comes alive. Be careful to hold onto your bag as snake charmers wind their way through the crowds and jostle with storytellers, performing monkeys, and henna artists all clamouring for your attention. With the towering minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque lit up in the background, a mass of pop-up food stalls line the meeting square making for an impressive and chaotic communal feast. If you can resist devouring yet another tagine dare to try something different. Sugared pigeon pastries, snail broth and freshly smoked sheep heads draw in the locals or the smoke and spices of the fired up grills marking Marrakech out on the culinary map.

Escape the madness with a visit to the Majorelle gardens of Yves Saint Laurent. Both vibrant and serene this exotic garden masterfully fashions bold colours into an oasis of tranquility, the waving banana trees casting cool long shadows over the lily-ponds and cobalt blue landscaping. Alternatively, a 2 hour drive will take you to the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Sip sweet mint tea with the local Berbers before climbing up the rocky slopes and diving into the plunging waterfalls. With year-round sun there is never a bad time to visit Morocco. However, from March the gentle rays really start to warm up and under the clear spring skies the city is truly in full-bloom. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 41

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ere in the south we are blessed with a slightly milder climate enabling me to get ahead with jobs in the garden on those milder days. This also means we benefit from less frost and earlier flowering. If you haven’t already done it treat your bulbs to a feed of high potash fertiliser, this is best applied before and during the flowering season. Although my potted Hyacinths are coming to an end, the bulbs in the borders are starting to come into flower, which should be closely followed by the Tulips in early April for a mass of colour. To me, this is when the garden says spring has arrived. Some people like Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) but personally I find them invasive and remove any that have strayed into my garden. Try mixing the traditional blue bulbs with a pink or white variety. A pale pink one to look out for is M.Pink sunrise mixed with M.armeniacum Early Giant for a deep blue, almost purple hue at the front of borders. These’ grow well in pots with dwarf daffs such as Tete e Tete or if you prefer Tulips, April flowering Fusilier produces up to six flower heads in bright red for a lasting display. Hopefully this will give you some ideas for bulbs to try for next year. I’m looking forward to my Crown Imperials coming into flower on their tall stems, the bright red/orange bell shaped flowers hanging down under a crown of shiny green foliage. These can reach three feet in height standing head and shoulders above other bulbs but be on the look out for the dreaded lily beetle. These bright red bugs are easy to spot as is the damage the grubs do. If you see what looks like a bit of mud on whats left of your leaf. Take a closer look and you will see inside this “bit of mud” is an orange/ brown coloured grub! Caring for Forsythia As soon as flowering has finished prune ready for the buds to form on the new season growth for a blaze of sunshine in your garden next spring. On mature plants that

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are 5 - 6 years old, take out about a third of the old woody growth, which encourage new shoots and bigger flowers. Most shrubs can be treated this way if they are fast growing. Slower growing shrubs such as Daphne orora only need a light prune to maintain plant shape. In the Greenhouse sweet peas can be sown, or if mild enough sow outside. Pot up any Begonia tubers and strawberry runners ready for the summer. Sweet peppers and tomatoes can be sown now under glass. Keep an eye on your seedlings as they develop and only handle them by the leaves when transplanting. Care needs to be taken to not let the compost completely dry out and remember to only use tap water for the seedlings as rainwater can contain impurities encouraging fungal diseases. Nights can still be cold in unheated greenhouse so keep young plants covered at night with fleece, bubble wrap, or even newspaper to keep off the cold. Always remember to uncover the plants each morning. Start runner beans in deep pots or toilet roll tubes to avoid disturbing roots. I like “Tenderstar” which has bicoloured flowers and produces masses of beans. My beans are planted against the fence at the back of the border but do equally well in a veggie plot! April is a good time to divide perennials, this will help rejuvenate tired plants as the outside of clumps will tend to have more vigorous growth with the centres being less productive as the plant ages. Dividing plants is one of the most reliable ways of increasing plant stock for replanting borders. Different methods can be used to split plants, some can simply be dug up as a clump and then pulled apart if they have fibrous roots. Others will need to be dug out and then split with the blade of a spade to cut through the clumps (good for Asters). Some old clump will require a large knife or hand saw to cut through the woody or congested roots.

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By Pauline Clarke

J.K, Casually, Does it again! Reviewed by Alex Staff

As probably one of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans, I was slightly sceptical about reading JK Rowling’s first book for adults, ‘The Casual Vacancy’. However my hopes for Harry, Ron and Hermione to make cameo appearances vanished within the first chapter. JK Rowling continues to create fiction that draws any reader in, making it virtually impossible to put down. Set in the fictional West Country town of Pagford we witness the lives of the residents unfold in the wake of the death of parish councillor Barry Fairbrother. The sudden and unexpected death rocks the community of Pagford, as the vacancy for political power leads to viscous revelations of secrets, ruining the seemingly quiet, suburban town. Once you distinguish the characters and their subsequent tales from one another (Rowling’s quick pace and her use of typical English surnames makes this slightly confusing) the novel becomes an instant page turner. Possibly her cleverest feat was making each of the storylines interesting; it did not matter which of the plots came next as each were intriguing. I found myself caring for the characters and enjoyed seeing how the characters’ lives entwined. Politics, drug use, prostitution, domestic abuse, alcoholism, self-harm and racism all appear as major themes, with the youths of the novel getting up to things that Potter and his pals would never have dreamt of. There is a very strong and realistic portrayal of the younger characters whilst the adults are largely unlikeable and irritatingcreating the atmosphere of an ‘everyone knows

everyone’ society. Rowling’s shockingly realistic descriptions of the poor and damaged characters contrast considerably with the exaggerated and grotesque upper class, the Weedon family in particular, occasionally make difficult reading. Terri, a heroin addict and suggested prostitute, can remember the exact dose of methadone she is on but not the age of her own daughter. Her three year old son Robbie is disturbingly under developed for his age and, although loved, is undoubtedly living in an incredibly unsafe environment – dangerous men wander in and out the house as they please while Terri’s drugs are kept within an easy and open reach. Sixteen year old Krystal’s battle with her own mother’s drug addiction results in her rape and ultimate suicide – the shattering event of Robbie’s accidental death causes Krystal to overdose, a skill she learnt from her mother. The end of the novel contrasts somewhat to the happily ever after “all was well” end that was the Potter phenomenon. It seemed a little too extreme and does appear to come from nowhere with everything exploding within the final chapters. Be that as it may, it makes the point. This author is not purely set on creating magical worlds that make perfect bedtime reading,but can produce a relatable, adult novel that, in my eyes, is just as much a masterpiece. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 43

Heidi explores the newly accepted fashion accessory by visiting this year’s Brighton Tattoo Convention While Brighton was filled with aspiring athletes doing the half being held on the ground floor on body art and piercings. marathon on a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Brighton Hilton As I was walking around, the largest stall up on the second Metropole hotel certainly held a different scene. floor belonged to ‘Skin Candy’. Located along Baker Street in Brighton, Skin candy have just opened a brand new This was because the 6th annual Brighton Tattoo studio covering two floors and have a huge array of Convention was taking place. Not having any clients. tattoos myself, I went along to check it out. I sat down with one of the artists from Established in 2008 and acting as the Skin Candy to find out more about the gateway to tattoo conventions held all over popular brand. Europe and now the world, this year’s gathering was a huge success. With 280 How long has the business been tattoo companies from all over the shop going? having their needles at the ready with “It’s been going for nine years.” the likes of ‘Tin Tin Tarouge’ from Paris, ‘Baby Lou Tattoo’ from Denmark, and What would you say is in fashion at ‘Skinwear Tattoo.’ the moment for tattoos? “Religion is definitely popular at the The convention was split into two floors moment. Lots of crosses and religious with each company having their own stall connotations but also whatever any popand mini studio set up, with over a thousand star or sports-star has, we get a lot of that. tattoo fans from all over the world wandering Obviously tattoo sleeves have become more around. popular because society is so much more relaxed now.” A lot of brands such as ‘Turpentine’ from London and ‘Tattoo Tatau’ from Austria were selling their own merchandise of I personally don’t have any tattoos myself, in your opinion their tattoo artwork on t-shirts, bags, and jewellery for those who didn’t want something so permanent on their skin. Tattoos nowadays have become a huge fashion accessory and a huge part of society. For example say ten years ago, tattoos were seen as ‘dirty’ or ‘inappropriate’ but nowadays it’s almost completely the reverse. Yes, I did feel like a fish out of water but I have never seen so much detail, colour and art all in one place. Among the people being turned into human canvases, there were live bands, tattoo competitions (such as the ‘Black and grey award’ for the tattoo with strongest use of dark colour, detail, shading and design) and also seminars Page 44 | What’s Happening Magazine |

“It’s a fashion accessory that expresses you as a person through the use of art.”



“tattoo sleeves have become more popular because society is so much more relaxed now.”


why do you think I should get one? “It’s a fashion accessory that expresses you as a person through the use of art.” Whilst at the convention, I did a survey asking five tattoo artists and five tattoo fans that were covered from head to toe. ‘Where is the most painful place on the body to have a tattoo?’ I expected each answer to be different as everyone is individual but the majority (9 out of the ten as one person answered inappropriately) all said ‘The Rib-cage ’. This is because when a tattoo is performed, the needle goes through three to four layers of skin and the skin around your rib cage is not only extremely sensitive, but not as thick as the skin on your arm for example, therefore being very close to the bone resulting in the nerves being much more sensitive. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I was exposed to a whole new world of the tattoo culture and had a huge amount of respect for the people and the artists expressing themselves through artwork. It seems It’s never been more popular to get a tattoo, with an estimated 20 million people in the UK now sporting one. There are nearly 1200 tattoo

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Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin. Reviewed by Jess Staff If you haven’t seen Argo yet, you should. I’m not going to claim that it’s the best film I’ve ever seen. Or indeed the best film I’ve seen this year, despite it dominating the media with awards and photos of beautiful Ben Affleck and his bountiful new beard. No, any film that’s pipped against Les Miserables will have a hard time in my books. That being said, Argo is a very good film. Based on a true story it follows Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) a C.I.A. ‘exfiltration’ expert on his attempt to rescue Americans from enemy territory. It’s November 1979 and pro-Ayatollah militants have stormed the US embassy in Iran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six American officials escape and manage to take cover at the Canadian ambassador’s house in Tehran, without the rebels’ knowledge. Two months later, they are still in hiding and the CIA are called in to plan their safe return home. Enter Mendez – smart, young, with an impressive collection of chequered shirts and an equally bold approach to exfiltration tactics. While his all white, male and grey-haired superiors (it is

the 70’s after all) throw around unlikely ideas to rescue the Houseguests, Mendez cuts in with his suggestion to pose, along with the six, as a Canadian film crew on location for a science-fiction film. It gets the go-ahead, being the ‘best bad idea’ of the bunch. Seven fake Canadian passports later, Mendez is flown out to Hollywood to get backing. And that’s where it gets really surreal.

“a history lesson alongside some truly developed characters.” As with most films trying to condense history into two hours, some stones are left unturned. The film credits the operation as being ‘an enduring model for international co-operation between governments.’ Yet we’re given little of Canada’s side to the events. We’re also only allowed a glimpse of the remaining 52 hostages’ experience – a harrowing clip of a torture scene injected between a script reading of Argo in Hollywood. Then at the end of the film we’re told that the hostages spent a total of 444 days in captivity. I can’t help wondering if it’s an incredibly Westernised

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portrayal. If so, it’s no wonder Argo is stacking up a cabinet’s worth of industry awards. American show business literally saves the day. It also features a stellar cast – John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin – all Hollywood gold. There’s even an underlying element of self-deprecation and satire which film-makers seem to love – ‘you want to come to Hollywood and look like a big shot, without actually doing anything? You’ll fit right in.’ But for me, it is that irony that helps to make Argo so smart and so gripping. It adeptly blurs fantasy and reality to provide comedy against suspense, a history lesson alongside some truly developed characters. It’s one of those rare films that resonated with me like a good book – when it finished I didn’t feel ready to let go of the people I’d become emotionally connected to. Argo has surely done wonders for Affleck, even making it easy to forget that he formed 50% of ‘Bennifer’ in the early noughties. But that’s always a good thing.

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By Heidi Cotton


No this isn’t an article about famous rock/punk great music to get you in the mood, a small dance floor band The Clash, this month’s Brighton Night-life space and a mixture of delicious cocktails all to go with article is purely focusing on the different kind of a buzzing atmosphere. bars about town. However you can still chill out on the array of sofas The banging, noisy clubs aren’t always some people’s towards the back of the bar, with a fabulous view of scene but bar hopping around Brighton can be an the seafront, if you just fancy a late night drink even better night out sometimes than spending it getting squashed on the dance-floor by club-goers Going completely to the other end of the spectrum, and coming home with a splitting headache. we go to the legendary ‘Vodka Revolution’. The first place I truly recommend going to is the This place is not for the faint hearted. It’s loud, it’s famous ‘Pitcher and Piano’. Located right along the packed, it’s noisy and can get a bit messy with the odd King’s Road, this place really captures the hustle & drink going over the floor, but it’s great fun. bustle of Brighton town. With its 1950’s American style interior meeting the This place appeals to all ages because of how bright lights of Las Vegas, four bars on two floors versatile it is, with a contemporary look and and a huge outside seating area, it really has a party illuminated marble bar, being a restaurant by atmosphere. People dancing everywhere (ocassionally day having a real relaxed but classy vibe, running on the tables), bright lights illuminating the main bar, through to the early evening. large VIP booths and once you’ve had your first drink upstairs, you can head down to the second floor, However when it gets to ten o’clock at night, this where an even bigger dance floor awaits you with two place is perfect for pre-drinks before clubbing, with more bars in-case the two upstairs were too busy.

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Bohemia People normally begin their clubbing night out at Revolution, but many end up staying there all night because it is too much fun to leave. Now to the more sophisticated and new to Brighton, ‘Bohemia’ is not your usual bar in the lanes. With cocktails being made with dry ice, the menu of drinks as weird and as wacky, they maybe really make a twist to the usual vodka and tonic on a Saturday night.

house party vibe, listening to vintage records on vinyl and have a bit of a dance if you fancy. For more information on the places listed go to:

This vintage vibe bar has a certain renaissance feel included in the interior, being mixed with classic pictures of The Beatles on the back of the bar stools, but also capturing the modern day art of the Brighton scene with elements of the pier incorporated in its design. Arranged over three floors, ‘Bohemia’ serves full breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea by day, but by night it turns into a swanky but edgy sophisticated cocktail bar. On Thursday evenings, the bar is turned into a jazz club where the public can sit back and enjoy live performances whilst upstairs, the Champagne Roof Garden awaits being illuminated, with green lights giving the feel of a society garden party.

Vodka Revolution

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MUSIC REVIEW TAME IMPALA Reviewed by Callie Morrish

Crikey mate, it appears the introverted impala has nothing to fear in its music mankind form; after ‘Lonerism’ becomes the popular prize winning album that everyone wants to invite into their musical minds. The west-Australian band, presently formed as a trio, originated in Perth in 2007. Despite initially being a group of five; Kevin the main vocalist and writer has led them leaping with success. Not without thanks to his musical companion of nine years Dom and their incredibly talented drummer discovery Jay. Although a fantastic release of ‘Innerspeak’ in 2010; 2012 has been more than epic to say the least, with their release of ‘Lonerism’. It was slightly delayed however, after Kevin spent most of the time independently recording the album, concealed in his home in Perth, after a questionable messy break-up. The album was transformed during that time from a heartache to a triumph, when after only a month exposure to the public eye, it won Australian album of the year. Musical movement was smashed as they won the ‘J’ award not only for ‘Lonerism’ but also ‘Innerspeak’ making them the first band to win it more than once, not to mention for every album ever released. Achievements were continually revolving into the new year, winning the Rolling Stone award for album of the year and us Brits were baffled by it with NME also rewarding it for the same thing. Impala presents us with an explosive eccentric genre of psychedelic rock. The hypno-groove objective is to get us to get our funk on whilst simultaneously zoning out; making our innermost desires a reality. Kevin’s deliciously dreamy vocals paired with Dom’s bass and synth talents and finally mastered with Jay’s drumming takes us far and beyond our wildest dreams. The guys are currently smashing the U.S.A and we’re most definitely gagging for them to come to the UK soon. Meanwhile prepare yourself for the best summer yet having a barbie and erotically eargasming to one of the best albums of the year.

MY FAVOURITE TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM: ELEPHANT - Hippy, psychedelic track. Something comparable to the Beatles’ L.S.D or Yellow Submarine. It’s trippy yet upbeat and catchy. ENDORS TOI - Funkadelic synth. Instrumental with minimal vocals; heavy focus on drums. It will send you into a trance. APOCALYPSE DREAMS - Upbeat tempo, rhythmic drums and hallucinogenic vocals. Dreamy with fizzling interludes of guitar and synth. MUSIC TO WALK HOME BY - Catchy beat and lyrics. Rocky rhythmic drumming. Page 50 | What’s Happening Magazine |

By Matt Denison

Bluetooth Breakdown SoundWave SW50

At just £30, the SW50 fits into the budget section of our top three. This 7cm wide speaker is small enough to be kept in a bag ready to whip out when needed. It’ll pair with any Bluetooth A2DP device and also has the ability to make and receive calls from your smart phone. The battery life isn’t great, at just three hours for music and four for making calls, however it’s easily rechargeable via the supplied Micro USB cable. It’s small. And it sounds small. It does manage however to sound better than ‘tinny’ smartphones and laptops. It’s a doddle to use and voices come through clearly. It’s priced well and looks the part.

JawBone Jambox Our midrange device is the 15cm, £120 Jawbone Jambox. Jawbone claim this little speaker has a range of 10 metres and a huge 85dB output. At 4W this speaker is capable of a big noise, and lasts for up to 10 hours. It also boasts the ability to make voice calls. Despite being small enough to fit on the palm of your hand, the Jambox pumps out the tunes like nobody’s business, with a surprising amount of bass and clarity. With its trendy looks, this is definitely a recommended device.

Bose SoundLink The Bose SoundLink holds the top of the range position. This device oozes class and at 24cm long is the biggest of the portable devices we looked at. Also included is an optional leather cover which folds back to form a stand. Inside is a hefty battery, which will keep the music playing for eight hours. It sounds much bigger and heavier than the other devices we looked at. It will easily fill a room – or a decent sized garden during the BBQ season. The deep bass and immense clarity of sound is astonishing. The Bose SoundLink will set you back around £260. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 51

Nutty Apple Loaf

By Dan Rose

As we emerge from the Winter months, blinking into the Spring’s sun and warmth, (yes it will happen), we’re still clinging to our comforts. With thoughts of the Great British Bake Off fuelling our inspiration, why not say goodbye to Winter over a cup of tea and a slice of cake! This time of year should not be about thrills but the warming familiarity of comforts. We live in a part of England that grows the best apples, which are still in abundance from last year’s harvest. Try and look beyond the usual supermarket suspects and get along to your local grocer. You should be rewarded with lots of exciting varieties If you’re of a certain age, the Discovery or Russet will certainly bring an instant childhood memory of your scrumping days. Following the legend, the Egremont Russet Apple was first grown in Sussex by the Earl of Egremont at Petworth and is the one I would most recommend for its crisp nuttiness, but any dessert apple will do.

Ingredients 175 g unsalted butter softened to room temperature, cubed (Lurpak / President are best as they have the lowest water content) 140g soft light brown sugar 2 tablespoons strawberry jam (homemade from last year would be great fruity celebration) 2 eggs 140g plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 100g shelled mixed nuts, roughly chopped (my preference here is Kent cobnuts and walnuts) 50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 desert apples peeled, cored and roughly chopped 2lb loaf tin, greased and dusted with flour

Method Cream the butter, sugar, jam with a hand or electric whisk until light and fluffy Add the eggs one at a time, making sure you scrape everything into the middle until mixed thoroughly. Sift the folour, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl, then beat in the butter mixture. 4. Gently fold in the nuts, chocolate and apples into the mixture. 5. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours, overnight if possible. 6. Preheat oven to 180c (325f) Gas 3 7. Pour mixture into tin and smooth over (Optional: Sprinkle some oats on top) 8. Bake in preheated oven for around 10mins then reduce heat to 160c, for 40mins OR more importantly until brown and the sponge is firm to touch. 9. Give it the skewer test in the centre, it should come out clean or ideally with just a few crumbs 10. Leave and cool in the tin before turning out onto a wire cooling rack 1. 2. 3.

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No matter what age, size or fitness level you are, yoga has been proven to show countless health benefits, both mentally and physically. From depression to heart disease, could yoga be the answer you’ve been waiting for? By Alice Amelia Originating in ancient India, this seemingly wondrous practice for the health of the mind, body and spirit has spread like wild fire since it’s arrival to the West in the late 19th century. With yoga classes popping up at every corner, yoga mats being sold at the local supermarket and even an introduction of yoga in-to schools, there seems to be something deeper, and more fulfilling behind this alternative way of exercising. Contrary to belief, you don’t need to be able to wrap your legs behind your head or fold your body in half whilst doing a headstand to practice yoga. Although these are indeed valued poses, something simple such as reaching your arms above your head for 5 breaths can offer some golden benefits to your daily life. So what exactly ARE the benefits of yoga?


1. Increases energy levels 2. Improves flexibility 3. Heightens concentration 4. Corrects posture 5. Aids poor digestion 6. Reduces cholesterol 7. Relieves back pain 8. Decreases the risk of heart problems 9. Lowers stress/anxiety levels 10. Promotes a good night’s sleep

...And these are just the tip of the iceberg! Scientific research in-to these benefits began in the 1920s and continue to show yoga’s tremendous effects on the human mind and body. So much so, that the NHS now recommends yoga to patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stress!


Whether you want to tone up for the summer with the ever-popular hot Bikram yoga or simply relax mind and body with soothing Hatha yoga, there are many different types of practices to try out both at home or at a local class. This includes yoga for seniors and yoga for kids!

”Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are” Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting or changing any exercise program or making a lifestyle change. | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 53

ALMOST THERE... Says the almost Mayor!


n May of this year I hope to be confirmed Chairman/Mayor of the District of Adur (Adur includes Shoreham, Southwick, Lancing, Sompting, Fishersgate, Kingston by Sea & Coombes). This is a job I am greatly looking forward to carrying out and serving the people of Adur. This is a daunting task which carries with it a great amount of importance, being the first citizen of the District who represents the Adur District Council at community and civic events. Over the past 10 months I have carried out the role as Deputy Chairman/Mayor which in itself has been extremely busy, carrying out the duties for the current Chairman/ Mayor when he is unavailable and sometimes accompanying him to several events. The event of me being made Chairman/Mayor, will be the last major event to be held at the current Civic Centre which will be closed at some time during my year and a new Civic Presence will be established in the Shoreham Area.

There are busy times ahead during my forthcoming term of office such as the completion of the new bridge connecting the High Street in Shoreham to Shoreham Beach. We are looking at a September opening which will involve as many of the Adur residents as possible. At the moment, there is no confirmed name for the bridge, but the intention is to hold a public competition to find a suitable and popular name, with the winner being amongst those who will perform the official opening. The bridge itself will be a very complex and magnificent structure that the people of Adur will be proud of for many years. The bridge is al most double the width of the previous walk bridge, with bicycles being allowed to mix with pedestrians. Approximately 1,000 people cross the bridge daily.


I can highly recommend a walk that first takes you along Shoreham High Street, turn left to take you over the Norfolk Bridge, then just past the bridge is a walkway that takes you along a narrow path leading you to the historic houseboats. (The history of some of these boats is quite amazing, including a former German Minesweeper and the first ever Hover Craft named ‘Hover1’). Keep going until you reach the ‘new’ bridge and then cross over as you take in the beautiful views across the River Adur, (you will even see the former Tyne Tees Ferry, now being used as a houseboat!), up over Coronation Green, turn left and you are back at the High Street again.


August Bank Holiday 24th, 25th, 26th sees the very first Shoreham River Fest, where we celebrate the river that the Town of Shoreham sits on. This will be a very exciting weekend full of activities for the whole family. Although still in the planning stages, we will have dragon boat racing, bath tub races, a funfair, food exhibitions, music, commercial tents, arts & crafts, fireworks plus many more! I am thrilled to be one of those involved in the running of this amazing event and hopefully it will become an annual fixture.

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31st August and 1st September sees the biggest Charity Air show in the world. The Shoreham Air Show is the second biggest garden party” atmosphere event each summer. The show is held to support the work of the Royal Air Forces Association which provides welfare and comradeship to all members of the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Regime t. Since the shows inception, the event has raised over £1.5million for RAFA. Shoreham is the oldest licensed airfield in the UK and has a beautiful Grade ll* listed art deco style terminal building. The show will celebrate three important anniversaries: The 70th Anniversary of the Royal Air Forces Association, the 70th Anniversary of the USAAF Eighth Air Force in the United Kingdom and also the 70th Anniversary of 617 Squadron’s (The Dambusters) raid on the Ruhr Valley Dams. The afternoon flying display features strong support from the armed forces as well as exciting aerobatic and emotive historic aircraft displays. The event will include the famous “Scramble” scenario, which features the historic Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerschmitt’s in a thrilling set piece with pyrotechnics and re-enactors. On the ground there will be extensive static displays, arena displays, classic cars and trade stalls.


One of the functions of the Chairman/Mayor is to nominate a couple of Charities they wish to support for their year in office. This year, one of my chosen charities will be Chestnut Tree House, which is the only children’s hospice in Sussex. They care for 280 children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions. There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Completed in 2003, the hospice provides a ‘home from home’ environment with 10 children’s bedrooms, eight family rooms, a wet and dry play area, a computer and music room, a multi-sensory room and a hydrotherapy pool. The house is set in beautiful gardens within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care. The hospice costs £2.5million per year to run. Families are never charged for their care and less than 8p in every pound is funded by the government, so they rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex. I am delighted and privileged to have Chestnut Tree House Hospice as my charity this coming year; sadly far too many residents living in Adur have to use this service. There are many open days at the hospice and I implore you to make a visit. You will, like me I am sure, come away humbled and just wanting to help these children enjoy their last days whilst making life a little easier for their families. My wife, Jennifer, will be with me all the way. She will also be attending a couple of hundred events in and around Adur. I will also be granted the honorary title of President of the Yacht Club! My waist size will grow by the day I am sure… I greatly look forward to May when I will have the honour of wearing the ‘pictured’ chain for real, whilst serving the people Adur to the best of my ability. Cllr Mike Mendoza | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 55












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By Phoebe Oliver

National Student Pride 1st - 3rd Mar Offering a wide-range of events celebrating and supporting all things LGBT, there are talks, political debates, performances and club nights for young gay people. Daytime events are open to under 18s. Venue TBC

Brighton Chocolate Festival 9th - 10th Mar Indulge your love for all things cocoa with chocolate-fuelled festivities and perfect gifts for Easter at the Brighton Chocolate Festival, New Road, Brighton. In a word, yum.

VegFestUK 16th - 17th Mar Now in its fifth year, this free weekend event at the Hove Centre showcases the best in vegetarian cooking, with a number of new attractions for 2013 including a comedy hour, a cinema, a performance area for live acts, a bodybuilders’ strength contest and a speed dating session.

Drink Festival Spring Harvest 29th Mar - 7th Apr A city-wide event including the Big Sussex Market & Live Food Show, Children’s Food Festival, Mini Mix Off and Brighton Fish Festival, this Spring event celebrates local producers, growers, restaurants, bars and food retailers from across the city.

Too Late? 21st Mar Part of the ‘BMAG Lates’ series, ‘Too Late?’ links in with the launch of the new Ice Age gallery at the Brighton Museum. There’ll be chilled music, new digital artwork, ice age cocktails, shivery stories and more with an alternative late look at climate change and the Ice Age.

Earth Hour Torch Walk- 23rd Mar Turn off all the lights for one hour and join others in this nationwide campaign about impacts of climate change. Register for a 1.5 mile circular walk along Brighton seafront to see the city truly in the dark. If you are holding an event and would like details to appear on this page. E- mail | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 57

By Sharon Miller

Jumble Sale - Sat 9th Mar The Worthing and District Cats Protection Jumble Sale, Saturday 9th March at 10 a.m. Emmanuel United Reform Church in Heene Road, Worthing.

Coffee Morning - Tue 12th Mar The West Sussex Coeliac Group Coffee Morning, Tuesday 12th March between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon Green Cuisine, 37 Rowlands Road, Worthing. Gluten free refreshments available. Further information from William Andrews on 01903 512850.

Charity Film Night, Sun 17th Mar at 4.30 p.m. A special screening of Les Miserables in support of the Mayor of Worthing’s Charity at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre in Union Place. Tickets available from Worthing Theatres Box Office on 01903 206206.

Talk, Fri 22nd Mar at 2.30 p.m. ‘Worthing National Trust Association Trees of the World’ will be the subject of Dave May’s talk at the Durrington Community Centre, Worthing. Pulse bus stops outside.

Strictly Come Dancing, Tue 26th Mar at 7.30 p.m. Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre welcomes Strictly Come Dancing stars, Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas, and beautifully costumed guest dancers. Bookings and details of all Worthing Theatres productions on 01903 206206 or

Gourmet Evening, Wed 27th Mar The Ardington Hotel in Steyne Gardens, Worthing, is the venue for this event in support of the Mayor of Worthing’s Charity. The guest speaker will be Andrew Brown, who holds the world record for the fastest man to row across the Atlantic Ocean single-handed. Reservations and further information on 01903 230451. If you are holding an event and would like details to appear on this page. E- mail Page 58 | What’s Happening Magazine |

By Jen Mendoza

Friday 15th Mar - Comedy Show. Ropetackle Arts Centre The Treason Show. Topical comedy Written by a team of over 40 writers and performed by a team of multitalented satirical sketch performers (The Treason Show) continues to wow it’s audiences with a fast moving gag-a-minute sketch show that since it’s debut in June 2000 has become a Brighton institution. Prices: £12.50

Sunday 17March: Friends of Shoreham Beach (FoSB) All are welcome to take part in the SpringBeach Clean organised by Friends of Shoreham Beach. Meet at 2.30pm on Sunday 17 March at the Old Fort. Litter pickers and bags will be supplied– as will refreshments afterwards! For more information call Joy Daintree on 01273462584

Wed 20th Mar - Comedy Show. Ropetackle Arts Centre TV Funnyman Alistair McGowan is (Not Just A Pretty Voice) Alistair McGowan goes back to his stand-up roots for a new two-hour show. Asking the big questions like: would the world be a happier place if Ed Miliband was Prime Minister? And is Hilary Devey Jessie J’s mum? Price: £15. Show starts 8 pm.

March 23rd, East Street - Shoreham Artisans Market The market normally has around 30 stalls selling local, regional and international food & drink plus arts & crafts. 10am - 2 pm.. Entertainment with Buskers. If you are a Busker, feel free to entertain in the designated Busking area.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month Farmers Market The Shoreham Farmers’ Market selling local Sussex produce takes place in East Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, between 9:00am and 1:00pm every second Saturday of the month. The market normally has around 45 stalls selling a wide range of local fresh produce and goods.

Wed 27th March - Spoken Word. Ropetackle Arts Centre Does our fear of crime stem, in part at least, from our recognition that criminals live by a different set of values? Is our stereotypical perception of the criminal wholly different from the reality? Hear the fascinating results of research into the subject, as well as the expert views of the panel. Price £6. Talk starts 7:30pm If you are holding an event and would like details to appear on this page. E- mail | What’s Happening Magazine | Page 59

Brighton Vegetareas 1. Bombay Aloo - 39 Ship Street, Brighton - Tel: 01273 776038 A fantastic Vegetarian alternative to Indian Cuisine.

2. Terre a Terre - 71 East Street, Brighton - Tel: 01273 729051 100% vegetarian right down to the cheese. Fine Vegan & Vegetarian Dining. 3. Food for Friends - 17-18 Prince Albert Street, Brighton - Tel: 01273 202310 Specialising in the art of cooking delicious vegetarian dishes using the freshest, finest and locally sourced ingredients.

4. Wai Kika Moo Kau - 11a Kensington Gardens, Brighton - Tel: 01273 671117 Provides Breakfast and Lunch, Smoothies, Speciality Coffees, Vegan Cakes, Organic & Vegan wines and beers!

5. Iydea - 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton - Tel: 01273 667992 Great value fresh wholesome food all made and served in the greenest way. 6. The Prince George - 5 Trafalgar Street, Brighton - Tel: 01273 681055 Cows, pigs, chickens and fluffy lambs can all sleep a little easier in their barns knowing the Prince George has an entirely meat-free kitchen. 7. Vbites - Hove Lagoon, Kingsway - Tel: 01273 933757 Situated on Hove Lagoon, this family friendly cafe is modern Vegetarian dining. All the above resturants/cafes are 100% vegetarian. If your looking for meat find somewhere else to eat.. or try a veggie dish


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Brighton Youth Centre Tel. 01273 681 368 64 Edward Street, BN2 0JR

Saltdean Community Association Tel. 01273 304 617 Park Road, BN2 8SP

15th Brighton Scout Group Tel. 01273 677 031 Scout Hut, Manor Road, BN2 5EA

Allsorts Youth Project Tel. 01273 721 211 69 Ship Street, BN1 1AE

Brighton YMCA Tel. 01273 326 701 55 Old Steine, BN1 1NX

Young Peoples Centre Tel. 01273 733 760 69 Ship Street, BN1 1AE

Air Training Corps Tel. 01323 899 900 Eridge Road, BN3 7QD

Scouts Association Tel. 01903 213 213 Sackville Road, BN14 8BG

Worthing Boys Club Tel. 01903 233 765 Ivy Arch Road, BN14 8BX

Worthing Girl Guide Tel. 01903 236 333 Girl Guide Forest RD, BN14 9NE

The Boys Brigade Tel. 07917 147991 52 Station Road, BN41 1DF

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Beeding And Bramber Brownies Tel. 01273 871 184 Gladys Beven Hall, BN43 6BG

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March Edition  
March Edition  

The March edition of WHM magazine.