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The new year brings with it some fantastic shows and events in Plymouth. We highlight everything from comedy to music, exhibitions to festivals within our what's on section.
It has been 25 years since Peter Andre ﬁrst burst onto the music scene. Now, the internationally acclaimed, global media star is back with a 25-date tour of the UK, taking in Plymouth Pavilions on 21st February.
We ﬁnd out what the spring season has in store for the Theatre Royal, Pavilions, Barbican Theatre and more plus your chane to win tickets to see Peter Andre.
We managed to grab a quick chat with the Antipodean superstar to talk about the tour, antiques and family life.
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health and wellbeing
If you've given your stomach enough time to digest the festive fayre, then you will be glad to hear that this issue sees some more fantastic gastronomic events that will tempt your tastebuds.
The start of a new year offers up an opportunity to reﬂect on the year just passed and focus on the year ahead.
If you are considering an interior transformation this year, then we offer up all the latest trends and design ideas. We will highlight general design ideas plus look at the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to see what's hot in the home of 2019.
Along with the likes of Valentine's and Burn's Night on the horizon, we also talk about healthy eating.
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Matilda The Musical
what's on now - 19 Jan The Gingerbread Man Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!
Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all time! Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging of this well-loved classic tale. Times and prices vary, please see website for details now – 12 Jan Dick Whittington Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Join Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 2 Jan & 6 Feb 8pm Monthly Comedy Night www.barbicantheatre.co.uk The B-Bar Their ever popular monthly night of stand up comedy, featuring a fantastic mix of some of the best stand-ups on the circuit and some up and coming talent. Book at barbicantheatre.co.uk Time: 8pm Price: £ 11.00 15 Jan – 16 Feb Matilda The Musical Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Matilda The Musical is the multi-award
winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical.. Times and prices vary, please see website for details 22 – 26 Jan Snow White Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com In a fifties fairytale wonderland, Snow is hard at work in her Aunt Trish’s Beauty Salon, curling the Three Little Pigs’ tails, sharpening Big Bad’s teeth and setting Prince Charming’s quiff. But when she accidentally glances into the secret Magic Mirror, Aunt Trish sets out to destroy her niece forever. The only way Snow can survive is to head underground. Times and prices vary, please see website for details 25 Jan Plymouth Ukulele Club present Andy Eastwood & His Band The Plymouth Athenaeum www.barbicantheatre.co.uk Andy’s act is an upbeat blend of dazzling instrumental artistry, foot-tapping songs and bright and breezy humour. He is considered one of the world’s foremost ukulele players and is proud to have contributed to its continuing popularity. Age guidance: All ages Time: 7:30pm Price: £ 7.50
Don Broco 26 Jan Circus of Horrors Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock / horror story and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, a Rock n Roll roller coaster of a show with a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details 3 Feb Don Broco Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Don Broco have today announced a major UK tour for next year, including a headline show at London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley – their biggest to date – following their Top 5 album, Technology, released earlier this year. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details 7 Feb Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Natural Beauty Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com See website for more details 9 Feb Paul Carrack Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album 'These Days' on 7 September. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, Featuring 11 brand new compositions, six of them Carrack solos and five co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details
Peter Andre 15 & 16 Feb FUSE Diverse Dance presents Put On Your Red Shoes The Plymouth Athenaeum www.barbicantheatre.co.uk Following an incredible first year our FUSE Diverse Dance team bring their first full length dance theatre production to The Plymouth Athenaeum on 15 & 16 February. 'Put On Your Red Shoes' is an invitation to attend the biggest, most eclectic, slightly topsy turvy, celebration of dance in Plymouth. A full length show that inter weaves characters, recognisable stories, and a whole host of dancers across the city. All styles, all cultures, all together. Book at barbicantheatre. co.uk (tickets on sale 7 January). All ages Time: 7:30pm Prices: £6 / £8 19 – 23 Feb Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians & Terrible Tudors Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Times and prices vary, please see website for details. 20 Feb Catfish and the Bottlemen Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Pure electricity crackled across the fields of Britain and Europe this summer with Catfish and The Bottlemen’s pulse-quickening, headline festival performances and their own acclaimed open-air shows. Time: 7pm Prices vary, please see website for details 21 Feb Peter Andre: Celebrating 25 Years Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com During his 25 years in the spotlight, Peter has showcased his diverse musical talent, releasing
12 different albums, all with a unique twist. 2014 saw the singer songwriter release a brand new sound to add to his collection, with the debut of his swing album “Big Night” followed in 2015 with “Come Fly With Me Time: 7pm Prices vary, please see website for details
The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Times vary, please see webiste for details. Prices: £11.50 / £14.50
22 Feb Ahir Shah presents ‘Duffer’ Barbican Theatre www.barbicantheatre.co.uk Age guidance: 14+ Ahir Shah returns to Plymouth with a brand new stand-up show (which sold out Edinburgh where it was nominated for the prestigious Best Comedy Show) about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Book at barbicantheatre.co.uk Time: 8pm Price: £13.50
28 Feb Professor Brian Cox Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019.Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details
25 Feb – 2 Mar Glengarry Glen Ross Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s business as usual. After its sell out run in the West End, wowing critics and audiences alike, this darkly funny production of Glengarry Glen Ross is coming to Plymouth. Well-loved and acclaimed TV and stage stars Mark Benton & Nigel Harman are the deal-chasing cutthroat salesmen in this ‘razorsharp’ revival of Mamet’s Olivier and Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece. Time and prices vary, please see website for details 27 Feb - 2 Mar Plymkids Theatre Company’s Legally Blonde The Musical The Plymouth Athenaeum www.barbicantheatre.co.uk Age guidance: All ages Book at barbicantheatre.co.uk (tickets on sale 7 January) Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde
2 Mar Brit Floyd Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’. Time: 8pm Prices vary, please see website for details 7 Mar Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show. Time: 8pm Prices: £ 25.76 (includes booking fee)
Two Minute Interview: Tim Minchin talks Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable and lyrics topop theband show, comedian, 7Roald Dec Dahl. Having written the music Britain’s favourite Madness will Jools Holland be embarking on Tim a major UK arena tour this actor, composer, songwriter, pianist and director, Minchin talks Plymouth Pavilions December and will be joined by special guests about his role in the show. www.plymoutjpavilions.com The Fratellis.
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Musical master Jools Holland The How did you ﬁof rstceremonies get involved in Matilda and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Musical? have announced their annual musical excursion around UKI and for 2018. Cell Back inthe 2008 wasIreland beginning to get Soft some frontman Marc Almond will beRoyal accompanying traction as a comedian. The Shakespeare Jools for the 2018me autumn/winter UK tour Company called in for a meeting and as I a special guest. didn’t know what it was about, so I sort of Time: 7.30pm walked in blind. Matthew Warchus, who was so Prices vary, please website for details. unassuming I didn’tsee realise he was a giant of his ﬁeld, asked if I knew Roald Dahl’s work. I said 8yes, Decof course, and he said they were thinking The Dylan Project presents: about making a musical of Matilda. I told him The Songsthought of Bobhad Dylan the same occurred to me a few Barbican Theatre years earlier and I’d even tried to get the rights. www.barbicantheatre.co.uk So it was a moment of huge convergence. But Take four things of Britain's folk-rock because weremost goingtalented well in my comedy musicians andthey a unique singer,me addthe thejob I career, when ﬁrst offered repertoire a genius, and you'vemy got the recipe hesitated.ofFortunately I ignored doubts when for a dreamwhat band. musicians in question are I realised an The amazing opportunity this was. PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry (drums and percussion) Philto Bond What Conway were your priorities when it came (keys) Dave (bass) and the singer is Steve writing the Pegg music? Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work ofit’s arguably Writing musicals is hard, because really the greatest postwar songwriter in the English easy for them to be cheesy nonsense. And language. Project's repertoire spans with Dahl The it feltDylan especially important to avoid the of Dylan's – everything from this.whole He was the kingoeuvre of my childhood, and he Highway 61this to Mississippi – and new material wrote with holy trinity of humour, heart and isdarkness. frequently brought into the setlist. Whether The humour and the heart only work you diehard Dylan fanthem; or justwithout enjoy great withare theadarkness to offset it you’re songs performed with flair and abrio, The Dylan not doing him justice. There’s lot of stuff you Project willcherries take your away. and see can’t put on,breath especially in Go Matilda. So them or buy one of to the albums you when won't the be primarily I wanted make sure– that disappointed. actors started singing the songs, the audience didn’t feel compelled to slap them. I passionately 8wanted Dec to avoid a ‘Disneyﬁcation’ of the story. Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular Plymouth Pavilionsdoes it make to have child What difference www.plymoutjpavilions.com actors at the heart of the show? Festive military splendour will return to Plymouth Pavilions when the thing worldabout famous Royal Marines The extraordinary watching Matilda is Christmas that you’reSpectacular watching a show about a miraculous Time: 7.30pm child being performed by seemingly miraculous Prices vary, please website for details. children. I wrote thesee songs for children and always crossed my ﬁngers that we could ﬁnd young 10 Dec performers with the talent to deliver them. It soon became very apparent that we could. I Madness especiallyPavilions love it when people come with quite Plymouth low expectations of how good a show performed www.plymoutjpavilions.com by kids can and then their blown. “The hills arebe, alive with thehave sound of minds Madness!!”
When did you ﬁrst realise you had a hit on The of Madness is a combination of yourSound hands? people from North London that got together inI think the mid to ‘70s and came with special a it waslate incremental. I knewup it was cacophony noise,[Kelly]’s clothes,draft, dressing the momentofI music, read Dennis and up and fun. [Howell]’s design and Peter thenhaving I saw Rob Time: 7pm choreography, and just knew I could [Darling]’s Prices vary, people. please see website for details. did trust these Then Chris [Nightingale] such an amazing job with the orchestrations. 11 15 and 20 -22 I’ll -never forget theDec sitzprobe, when I heard the The Wheel and Barbican Theatrefor presents: songs performed by an orchestra the ﬁrst An Evening withone Krampus time - it remains of the happiest days of Amy brand new ﬁcabaret experience life. And rst nightstyle wastheatrical incredible, and I was offering darkly delicious festive I’d already Plymouth in a pretty‘aheightened state because treat’! Leave my the ﬁkids at home just opened rst arena tourand theenjoy night our before! alternative Christmas show featuring So I always knew it was special but Icomedy, never live music, andmy song. allowed thestorytelling idea to enter head that it would run for so long. An Evening with Krampus is being developed by Theatre and The Wheel.inBoth DoBarbican you have a favourite moment the are show? committed to supporting emerging talent, so naturally Anon Evening With Krampus It depends the performance, but features if I had to some extraordinary emerging artists all based pick one I’d say ‘Quiet’. It’s just this amazing inmoment or fromwhen the Plymouth area. Expect a small child stands inaabit spotlight of a spectacle, plenty and of entertainment, with her eyes closed her arms out,and after this certainly fair amount of mischief.An freefall ofa ideas has gone through herEvening brain. And With Krampus is perfect for those looking an there’s total silence. It comes at the point for in the alternative to thetypically traditional musical where youChristmas get a big, show. beltingFor ages 16+. Times and prices vary, please see song. But we put two ﬁngers up at that, because website for details at that point in the story our character just needs peace. It always makes me feel very special. 13 Dec - 6 Jan What does it mean to be taking Matilda The Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre Musical on tour? presents: Aladdin The Plymouth Athenaeum I think it’s brilliant that there’s going to be another www.barbicantheatre.co.uk production. And it’s such a good production too, Soar over the rooftops in this fast-paced festive with lots of the great Matilda alumni in the cast. The frolic for all family… show has been seen by millions of people, and feelsinimitable like it’s become a part ourback culture. But The Le Navet Beteofare for their there are many people who haven’t managed to eighth Christmas in Plymouth with their physical get to London or New York to it. I think it’s off-the-wall comedy version of see the tale of a poor great boy, that they nowlamp haveand the achance. The fact street a magic mystical genie this triumph production will the show out to a whole who over anopen evil sorcerer. new audience is very gratifying. Co-produced with Barbican Theatre, Aladdin is Musical runs from 15thwhole January aMatilda uniqueThe festive experience for the family to 16th February 2019 at theeffects. Theatre Royal, featuring some truly magical Plymouth. For tickets, the see Boxwebsite Ofﬁce: for Times and prices vary, call please 01752 267222 or go online: theatreroyal.com details
Plymouth Auction Rooms: The 'Go To' place to sell you antiques and collectables
With three Womack buoyant auctions in six weeks the Samantha Plymouth Auction Room end 2018 on a high. 14 Dec – 12 Jan Some remarkable results for Rolex watches, fine Dick Whittingham jewellery, Asian works of art and collectors’ items Theatre Royal have underpinned this saleroom as the go to www.theatreroyal.com place to sell your antiques andtrusty collectables. Join Dick Whittington (and his cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco, don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance.Can our hero outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure! Times and prices vary, please see website for Notable sales included over 60 watches finding details. buyers at the November auction, topped by three 15 DecRolex watches, a 2004 GMT at £5,700, a 1978Dreamboys Submariner at £8,900 and a 1969 GMT The at £6,200.Pavilions Plymouth www.plymoutjpavilions.com The Dreamboys are the UK's most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details.
19 Dec Abba Reunion 2018 Plymouth Pavilions www.plymoutjpavilions.com ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity oncesold again together and Over 200 ringstowere by get these auctioneers re-live the addictive Abba phenomena thatprice swept in November and December with the top the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s going for a stunning 3 carat solitaire at £9,500. Time: 7.30pm The December collectors auction saw a small Prices vary, please see‘take website for details. two inch jade carving of’, expected to sell
for just £50, Asian collectors thought different 21 Dec and a telephone bidder from Beijing took the lead 80's with Mania a great bid of £2,200 !. Plymouth Pavilions www.plymoutjpavilions.com The auctioneers are inviting entries for their new Featuring chart topping year sale.25 Give them call topop findicons out how to get authentically with liveand band and a great pricerecreated for your antiques collectables. awesome dancers.Performing over 35 chart 01752 254740. topping smash-hits live in concert, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many many more! Time: 9.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details.
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Peter Andre Celebrating 25 years
It has been 25 years since Peter Andre first burst onto the music scene. Now, the internationally acclaimed, global media star is back with a 25-date tour of the UK, taking in Plymouth Pavilion on 21st February. We managed to grab a quick chat with the Antipodean superstar to talk about the tour, antiques and family life.
Well it’s the Celebrate 25 Years tour where I’m performing at 25 venues around the country. It really is going to be a great show with lots of the old classics as well as some of my more recent stuff with a few surprises thrown in along the way! So this is a real celebration of your work and a big thank you to your fans. How important have they been to you over the past 25 years? 25 years ago I opened for Madonna in Australia for her Stadium tour. I’m so lucky people want to still see me! I’m looking forward to seeing everybody hopefully having a good time! You’ve always managed to keep re-inventing yourself, whether it’s through the diversity in your music or through TV programmes. Has it been a conscious effort to try your hand at most things to keep it fresh? I’ve been extremely lucky that I’ve had so many opportunities in my career from singing to TV presenting and even acting, it hasn’t been a conscious effort to keep it fresh, it’s just been amazing that I’ve had so many other doors opening and I’ve been lucky enough to give new things a try. With your pop career, swing albums, love songs and even Christmas releases, how difficult has it been to select the songs for the show? It’s been hard I’m not going to lie, but I think everybody will be pleased with the choices that I’ve made. Of the styles of music you have recorded, which is your favourite? All music I love actually but that’s hard to choose. But if I had to pick a couple it would have to be soul and funk. Is there a TV programme you would like to try - and why? I would love to try my hand either on The Voice, because I love discovering and supporting new talent, or maybe hosting a family quiz show, that would be so cool to do.
Ha ha very good… I really enjoyed filming Antiques Roadshow – it really opened my eyes to a new world. I don’t know if I’d make a very good dealer mind you. How is touring and do the family come along to cheer you on? This tour is pretty full on around the UK so it is hard to be away from the family but that’s also the good thing about Facetime, you can still see everybody and speak to them. But yes I love it when family and friends can come along and see me in action. It will be Millie and Theo’s first time seeing me in concert. If you could go back to the 20 year old Peter Andre and give him any advice, what would it be? Enjoy the moment... I spent so much time not even appreciating where I was or what I was lucky enough to be doing that it just zoomed by. So what’s the plan for the next 25 years? Well who knows where any of us will be in 25 years’ time! I’m 45 (nearly 46) now and I’m obviously not going to be performing forever but I am excited to be trying interior design out and through that I have a new bed range out called A by Andre and I’ll be adding to that over the next few years. Hopefully I’ll also be building a new house out in Cyprus as well. For more information about tickets to Peter’s Celebrating 25 Years tour go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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I saw you on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow the other day - you were very good. Maybe an antiques shop (oh) ‘Mysterious Gifts’ ?
Hi Peter, many thanks for taking the time out to chat to us. So this year sees you celebrate 25 years in show business with a UK tour. We can’t wait to see you perform in Plymouth, what can we expect from the show?
what's on Water is everywhere at the National Marine Aquarium (NMA) but what is it and why is it so vital to life on Earth? Join us at the NMA on Wednesday 20 February to find out the answer during an interactive morning with the team there. Discover more about the planet’s most important substance and some of the animals that live in it. After the event, you can explore the NMA and view the 400 different species it cares for.
In 2018, we worked with the Institution of Civil Engineers, 14 regional partners and 30 contributors to create a new film, narrated by the one and only Dawn French! ‘Engineering Plymouth’ highlights centuries of the city’s civil engineering heritage and achievements and takes viewers on a breathtaking tour of Plymouth; outlining its evolution into a 21st century city as it goes. On Saturday 26 January, we’ll be hosting free screenings of the film at Plymouth Art Centre’s new home at Plymouth College of Art. The screenings will take place at 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm and are a unique opportunity to watch the film on the big screen! Want to know more about how the film was made?
Wild about family fun
A New Year means
new events for The Box There’s no need for the winter blues this January and February, thanks to a series of new events from The Box’s ‘On Tour’ programme.
Landscape photography exhibition
Immerse yourself in the work of one the UK’s leading photographers in the Levinsky Gallery (previously known as the Peninsula Arts gallery), on the University of Plymouth campus from Friday 18 January. ‘Jem Southam: Birds, Rocks, Rivers, Islands’ reflects on 300 years of natural history studies in Britain and photography as a medium itself. The landscapes and wildlife found in Britain take centre stage in this unique display. The works you can see were made with a wide variety of cameras and capture systems, while the prints vary from tiny framed contact prints to large wallmounted sheets. The exhibition continues until 16 March and is free to view Monday to Saturday. Jem will be giving an informal ‘Bite Size’ talk about the exhibition at the Levinsky Gallery on Wednesday 30 January from 1pm. A range of other events including film screenings, family activities and evening lectures are also scheduled to coincide with the exhibition while it’s on display.
Wild about family fun
The ‘Jem Southam: Birds, Rocks, Rivers, Islands’ exhibition provides the inspiration for a host of family-friendly ‘Wild About Plymouth’ activities connected to Plymouth’s natural heritage over the next couple of months. Help the wildlife in your world on Saturday 19 January at the Levinsky Gallery at an interactive ‘Wildlife Havens’ workshop. Make a birdhouse or mini-beast hotel for your garden or local park from craft materials. Those with curious minds can take a closer look at some of the taxidermy from our natural history collections too!
We’re also holding a private screening at 7pm on the same day, followed by a talk with the film’s Director, Jevan Chowdhury and Stacey Anderson, Media Archivist at The Box. Jevan and Stacey will discuss how the works of art and images from our collections were brought to life in the film.
Hard Hat Tours
Our popular Hard Hat Tours are returning in 2019! Come along on Friday 22 February at 1pm for a sneak peek behind the scenes and to see the progress that’s being made on our construction site. Places are limited so booking is essential. Additional dates will be available in the spring.
2019 is set to be a big year for The Box as we prepare for our launch in 2020. Make sure you stay up-to-date with what’s going on by following us on social media using @theboxplymouth, reading our blog posts and watching our videos. For full details about the events mentioned in this article visit the what’s on section of www.theboxplymouth.com
Nov 25th 2018 - Mar 3rd 2019
COULD YOU BE A POLAR BEAR EXPLORER? 20 Polar Bear cubs have been let loose in Plymouth’s Waterfront – each with a special bear fact. Find all 20 bears in our trail and discover how you can help Polar Bears in the Arctic.
Complete the trail, hand in your Explorer form and you will receive a special certiﬁcate. There’s also a chance to win big prizes!
Pick up your Explorer form from: National Marine Aquarium, Barbican Tourist Information Centre, Plymouth City Centre Library or online: visitplymouth.co.uk
All 20 Polar Bear Cubs at the National Marine Aquarium before being set loose across Plymouth’s Waterfront
Polar Bears set loose with plastic message in Plymouth this winter The Arctic, oceans, Polar Bears and single-use plastics have been brought together in a new fun, family activity this winter in Britain’s Ocean City. 20 adorable Polar Bear cubs have been set loose across Plymouth’s Waterfront, each with their own ‘Bear Fact’ that sends a serious message about how single-use plastics are affecting the oceans and the Arctic habitat.
For 14 weeks, between 25 November and 3 March, the Polar Bear Explorer will see the cubs hiding at locations across Sutton Harbour, The Barbican, Plymouth Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, in shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels along the Waterfront. Offering a new experience, families are encouraged to become Polar Bear Explorers and
20 adorable Polar Bear cubs have been set loose across Plymouth’s Waterfront, each with their own ‘Bear Fact’ that sends a serious message about how single-use plastics are affecting the oceans and the Arctic habitat. 20 woinplymouth
ﬁnd each of the 20 Polar Bear cubs. Along the way, you’ll learn about Polar Bears and how you can help to protect their natural Arctic home. Everyone who ﬁnds all 20 Polar Bear cubs and completes their Explorer entry form will receive a Polar Bear Explorer certiﬁcate and can enter a draw to win great prizes, including family tickets for the National Marine Aquarium and Polar Bear adoption through WWF. With messaging supported by the WWF, the Polar Bear cubs have been introduced by Plymouth Waterfront Partnership (PWP) and their campaign partner, the National Marine Aquarium. Sarah Gibson, Waterfront Manager and Chief Executive of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, said: “Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is a leading Waterfront city in the UK, and every year our business community creates trails to provide free family fun and encourage greater footfall. Plymouth is leading the way on efforts to reduce single-use plastics so this year we selected this topical subject to help to encourage our community to make more changes at home, at school and in the workplace. “Shockingly, we’re told that, due to micro plastics, the Arctic is one of the most polluted locations on Earth and with the immense appeal of Polar Bears we wanted to engage families and especially children in learning more about what we can all do to make a difference. We’re delighted to have partnered with the National Marine Aquarium and to have received support from the WWF and soon we’ll be working with
One of the Polar Bear cubs on the trail You can also download the trail map and enter online at visitplymouth.co.uk. How can you help reduce single-use plastic? • Use reusable bottles and cups • Switch to bamboo or paper straws • Carry a reusable shopping bag • Use bamboo toothbrushes • Take part in a beach clean • Recycle as much as you can
schools. This trail is fun, free and educational, so we’re now looking forward to seeing how many families will take up the challenge to become Polar Bear Explorers!” Nicola Bridge, Head of Conservation Education and Communication & Marketing at the National Marine Aquarium, said: “The NMA is proud to be a campaign partner of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership’s Polar Bear Explorer trail this winter. We hope to see this engaging family initiative help draw visitors to Plymouth’s Waterfront whilst promoting the importance of caring for our Oceans. The NMA’s mission is connecting people with our Oceans and promoting pro-Ocean behaviour. We believe
that initiatives like the Polar Bear Explorer trail will help to highlight the importance of the marine environment to everyone.” The trail supports Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics, which is leading the way in the worldwide effort to cut out single-use plastics in our natural environment. Everyone taking part is encouraged to make their own pledge to reduce single-use plastics too. Polar Bear Explorer maps are available to collect from The Barbican Tourist Information Centre, National Marine Aquarium, Bistrot Pierre at Royal William Yard, Plymouth City Centre Library and all participating businesses.
JD King's Elvis
John Peel's Shed
Plenty of live entertainment coming up at The Plymouth Athenaeum and Barbican Theatre this spring… Plymouth Comedy Club are back at The Plymouth Athenaeum this spring for two dates of fantastic stand-up comedy. The first is Saturday 9 February followed by Saturday 27 April. Acts haven’t been announced yet (please follow Plymouth Comedy Club on Facebook for details of when they are) but those who’ve been before know they’re in for an evening of top stand-up comedy in a wonderful venue. Tickets £16. 8pm. Following an incredible first year our FUSE Diverse Dance team bring their first full length dance theatre production to The Plymouth Athenaeum on 15 & 16 February. 'Put On Your Red Shoes' is an invitation to attend the biggest, most eclectic, slightly topsy turvy, celebration of dance in Plymouth. A full length show that interweaves characters, recognisable stories, and a whole host of dancers across the city. All styles, all cultures, all together. Tickets £6 / £8. On 22 February we welcome the return of comedian Ahir Shah to our Barbican Theatre stage, this year with his critically acclaimed sell out Edinburgh Best Show nominated show ‘Duffer’. This brand new stand-up show is about life and what comes after, death and what comes
before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Tickets £13.50. 8pm (doors 7:30pm). We’re back at The Plymouth Athenaeum from 27 February to 2 March with Plymkids Theatre Company’s Legally Blonde The Musical. Following their rave reviewed, sell out production of Les Miserables last spring, the senior group take to the stage with this lighter musical based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture. Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Tickets £11.50 / £14.50. We’ve got a double bill of spoken word style theatre on our Barbican Theatre stage on Friday 8 March with John Osborne’s critically acclaimed John Peel’s Shed and Circled in the Radio Times. The first is about how in 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show, to win a box of John Peel’s records. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless and features many of these very rare recordings
We welcome the return of comedian Ahir Shah to our Barbican Theatre stage, this year with his critically acclaimed sell out Edinburgh Best Show nominated show ‘Duffer’. 22 woinplymouth
Ahir Shah 'Duffer by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fan. Circled in the Radio Times is a show about a box of old copies of the Radio Times that used to belong to his granddad. He pieces together his life by the shows that have been circled. Tickets £11.50 / £13.50. 7:30pm. On Sat 9 March we bring My Generation The Who Story to the Plymouth Athenaeum; an explosive, interactive celebration of one of the greatest bands of all time! This one of a kind tribute show takes you on a journey through the decades from their origins as the kings of mod, through their ground-breaking albums, right through to the present day. Tickets £20. 8pm. We stay with musical legends two weeks later with JD King’s Elvis also at The Plymouth Athenaeum on Saturday 23 March. Over the past 15 years Jim Devereaux has built an international reputation for his incredible recreation of the King - covering his greatest hits including Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and The Wonder of You. Tickets £20. 8pm Tickets for all these shows and more can be booked at barbicantheatre.co.uk or by calling 01752 267131.
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A new home for independent cinema in Plymouth After an incredible 40 years of ﬁlms at Looe Street, Plymouth Arts Centre’s cinema is moving to a new home at Plymouth College of Art’s main city centre campus on Tavistock Place. We’ve created a cosy new space for our audience to continue discovering the magic of cinema. This is really exciting, because it is giving us the opportunity to double the size of our auditorium, and at the same time retain our status as Plymouth’s only independent cinema. Our new venue will open to the public on Friday 11 January 2019: we’ll ﬁttingly celebrate two of cinema’s comedy giants with special screenings of Stan and Ollie, on the day of the ﬁlm’s release in the UK. Our programme will continue to screen the best in independent British, American and World Cinema, with a few old classics for good measure. We’re also delighted to welcome the French Film Festival UK on the ﬁrst week of February for a selection of the ﬁnest new French cinema. Visit our website www.plymouthartscentre.org to see the full programme for January-February 2019. You can also pick up the printed guide at our Box Ofﬁce and various locations around town.
To celebrate the opening of our new venue, we have some great offers in store: Attend a Discovery screening and enjoy watching a ﬁlm in our new cinema for only £2.50 per ticket! We selected 4 Discovery screenings across the ﬁlm programme for January-February 2019: - Tuesday 15 January, 8.30pm: Shoplifters - Wednesday 30 January, 8.15pm: Suspiria - Thursday 14 February, 6pm: The Old Man and the Gun - Thursday 28 February, 8.30pm: Green Book We are also waiving the £1.50 online booking fee for any booking made online from mid-December to the end of February.
And we have an exclusive 2 for 1 offer for What’s On in Plymouth readers! Treat yourself and a guest to any ﬁlm in our new cinema for the price of a Full Price ticket. To redeem the offer, quote “241PACWOIP” when booking online or at the Box Ofﬁce. The offer is valid on Full Price tickets for ﬁlms showing in our cinema between 11 January and 28 February 2019, and limited to 1 application per customer. Full Price tickets cost £9 for evening screenings / £7 for matinées.
Where to find us
Our new cinema is located inside Plymouth College of Art’s main campus at Tavistock Place. Go through Plymouth College of Art’s main entrance and turn right, you will face our Box Ofﬁce and Café/Bar. There are then a few steps down to the Box Ofﬁce and Café/Bar, with disabled access via a wheelchair lift. We have four wheelchair spaces in the cinema.
To ﬁnd out how you can support us by making a donation, setting up a sponsorship or becoming a Friend of Plymouth Arts Centre, visit our website: www.plymouthartscentre.org/support-us
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Dogwood in the pond at Cotehele
Family fun at Saltram
Den building at Buckland Abbey
Cure your winter blues at our outstanding National Trust sites Saltram House
Christmas may be over but there’s no need to let the winter blues set in when Saltram is just on your doorstep. Wintery strolls in the park, snowdrop spotting in the garden and the treasure rooms open in the house, not to mention the winter warmers being served up in the Park Café. Ready to blow away the cobwebs and get some fresh air? The garden is open every day from 10am and is perfect for a gentle stroll amongst the snowdrops. For a more adventurous walk we have plenty to choose from in the park and our friendly team in the Welcome Centre will be happy to provide you a map of the estate with our riverside, dell and boundary walks helpfully marked out for you. The Park Café is open daily from 10am-4pm to reward you with a warm drink and tasty treat after a blustery stroll.
Cotehele image courtesy of John Hartland
If the Christmas pudding proved too tasty and your jeans are feeling a little tight, why not challenge yourself to a Trust10 run on Sunday 27 January. It’s a chance to try something different for the New Year, meet other people or beat that personal best. The house will be closed between Monday 7 and Sunday 20 January as the house team will be busy putting the Christmas decorations away. From Monday 21 January, the house is open daily from 11am to 3.30pm with taster tours running most days which you can book on the day at the Welcome Centre. February half-term sees the return of all our family friendly trails and activities across the property. Collect your trail from the Welcome Centre and start exploring. Saltram: 01752 333500. The park and garden are open 7 days a week. The house is closed between Monday 7 and Sunday 20 January but is reopening on the Monday 21 January, opening between 11 am -3.30pm.
To keep up to date with what’s happening at Saltram, why not find us and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or check out our website. You can find all of our events and activities on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram.
Dust off the cob webs at Buckland Abbey this winter as throughout January and February the estate, garden, restaurant and shop open up on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm. This is an excellent time of year to fulfil that New Year’s resolution of getting outside and exploring the outdoors. Why not find a place of peace and tranquillity in the Cider House garden? Or perhaps bring family and friends for an afternoon of fun in the higher paddock play area as you zoom down the zip wire? And of course no visit would be complete without a hot chocolate or two in the Ox Yard Restaurant. And finally, no New Year festivity is complete without a traditional Wassail. Come and join us as Dartmoor Border Morris leads the Wassail as we celebrate and hope for a good harvest next year. Just remember to bring your pots and pans to make lots of noise! Before the wassailing can begin, you will also be entertained by a traditional mummers play, which is an ancient custom of ‘making diversion in disguise’. The dancers will put on masks, dance and put on a play with a silly plot. Sunday 6th January 4pm till 5pm. The whole property fully reopens daily from 16th February; including the Abbey, just in time for February half-term. There’s lots for families to do during the school break, from family crafting sessions to the return of the popular Naturemake. Or perhaps take part in one of our great family trails in the abbey or around the estate.
For more information about Buckland Abbey, opening times and volunteering opportunities visit nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
Winter is a great time to explore Cotehele and recover from any festive over-indulgence. The garden and estate are open every day and you’ll find loads of walking routes through the garden, woodlands and riverside. In the garden, look for the brilliantly-coloured dogwoods on the island in the Upper Garden pond and the White Bed, behind the cut flower garden, which looks at its best in winter, with heather hellebore and snowflakes flowering in the winter months, to name but a few. The walk through the Valley Garden down towards the quay has great views at this time of year too, with the bare trees allowing a clearer view towards Calstock, showing just how deep the valley is and creating great photo opportunities. On the quayside, you can take in the views along the River Tamar, then pop into the Edgcumbe. The Edgcumbe used to be a Victorian pub but is now a cosy, licensed tea-room overlooking the river. It’s open daily from 11am-3pm in winter. Dogs on leads are very welcome to join you in here while you tuck into your well-deserved lunch or cream tea. We’re also welcoming dogs on leads into the Barn restaurant by Cotehele house this winter. In this historic building you’ll find art by local painter Mary Martin, as well as your favourite seasonal dishes and a selection of cakes freshly baked on site daily from 11am-3pm. Our adventure playground on the meadow is open all year round and from Saturday 9 February, families can pick up a free Daffodil Trail to follow through the garden and discover why these sunny flowers are so important to Cotehele. The shop, Cotehele Gallery and the Plant Centre all reopen for February half-term, from 10am til 4pm and Cotehele House and Mill reopen on 9 March, for our Daffodil Festival.
When you come to blow off the winter cobwebs, you help us breathe new life into special places When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your support helps us to look after special places around Plymouth, such as Buckland Abbey, Cotehele and Saltram, for ever, for everyone.
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Healthy eating It is understandable, when talking about eating healthier, that some people will switch off, fearing their quality of life will be somewhat downgraded. We've seen it many times before; a work colleague sitting down for lunch and opening up a large tupperware box full of pulses, boiled chicken and enough lettuce to keep the cast of Watership Down happy. It's enough to make anyone think twice; especially after an extremely well celebrated festive period.
So, fear not. You can improve your diet without sacrificing everything you hold dear. Here are a few ideas to start the year off on the right foot.
1. Eat (a better) breakfast
It's been called the most important meal of the day for a good reason. How we start the day will have a major effect on how we refuel throughout the day. There are many of us who skip breakfast because we think it will help us lose weight. In fact, eating breakfast can help us control our weight. How many of us who skip breakfast find they are likely to grab a mid-morning snack (crisps, biscuits etc). If a breakfast contains protein, then it will reduce the likelihood of needing a 'snack'. There are many breakfast ideas that contain protein and to make sure that a breakfast is balanced, it is worth adding fruit or veg as part of your 5/7 a day. Greek yoghurt and a chopped banana or blue berries are a quick and healthy option. And, remember the old saying of 'go to work on an egg'. An egg and cheese wrap/borrito style breakfast can be a real winner. Add in some black beans to really kick-start your day.
2. Stay hydrated
Our bodies are made up of 90% water, so it makes sense that we need to rehydrate; especially when we are active or in warm weather. If you make only one change to your diet, cutting out fizzy drinks is the easiest.
Fizzy drinks are packed with sugar (some over 35grams per can). If you are drinking cans of drink during the day, bottles of pop in the evening and even alcohol, then you are likely to be taking on board way over your daily allowance of sugar (which is 35grams a day). The government recommends 6 â€“ 8 glasses of water a day on top of the water that forms part of the food we eat.
3. Reduce your salt intake
It is recommended that we take in 6grams of salt (or less) per day. Too much salt can cause raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke â€“ one of the biggest killers in the UK. Many of the products on the shelves in supermarkets will have a lower salt option. Remember, I'm not saying cut it out completely, just choose wisely. Try choosing one food a week to check and swap when you're food shopping. If you are eating out, then there are still ways in which you can reduce your intake. The NHS website (nhs.uk/Live-well) gives us some top tips on how we can do this: Pizza: choose vegetable or chicken toppings instead of pepperoni, bacon or extra cheese. Pasta dishes: choose one with a tomato sauce with vegetables or chicken, rather than bacon, cheese or sausage.
Burgers: avoid toppings that can be high in salt, such as bacon, cheese and barbecue sauce, and opt for salad instead. Chinese or Indian meal: go for plain rice. It's lower in salt than pilau or egg fried rice. Sandwiches: instead of ham or cheddar cheese, go for fillings such as chicken, egg, mozzarella, or vegetables like avocado or roasted peppers. And try having salad and reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of pickle or mustard, which are usually higher in salt. Salad: ask for dressings or sauces on the side, so you only have as much as you need. Some dressings and sauces can be high in salt and fat.
4. Keep an eye on the right and wrong types of fat
We all need fat in our diet, but it does depend on what type of fat we consume as to whether it is good for us or not. There are two main types of fat: saturated and unsaturated. Too much saturated fat can increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood, which increases your risk of developing heart disease. It is recommended that the average man should consume no more than 30g of saturated fat per day, whereas a women should consume no more than 20g. You will find saturated fats in foods such as: sausages, cream, biscuits, pies and hard cheese. Choose foods that contain unsaturated fats instead, such as vegetable oils, oily fish and avocados. Aim to eat at least two portions of fish a week (one portion of oily fish). Oily fish contains omega-3 fats, which may help to prevent heart disease. Oily fish include: salmon, fresh tuna, sardines and mackerel.
5. Buy a slow-cooker
This may sound silly, but buying a slow cooker will reduce the risk of you stopping off at the chippy, or buying a microwave meal to take home. We've all been there. I'll get a takeaway, that will save time!
We know that a lot of these types of meal are full of sugar and will not be as nutritious as making yourself a hearty casserole, curry or bolognaise to come home to. You can pick up a slow cooker for around ÂŁ 20 these days. Finally, and most importantly:
6, Get active and be a healthy weight
Here is what the NHS says about getting active and being a healthy weight: Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall good health. Being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and stroke. Being underweight could also affect your health. Most adults need to lose weight, and need to eat fewer calories to do this. If you're trying to lose weight, aim to eat less and be more active. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help: aim to cut down on foods that are high in saturated fat and sugar, and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Don't forget that alcohol is also high in calories, so cutting down can help you to control your weight. Physical activity can help you to maintain weight loss or be a healthy weight. Being active doesn't have to mean hours at the gym: you can find ways to fit more activity into your daily life. For example, try getting off the bus one stop early on the way home from work, and walking. Being physically active may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. For more ideas, see Get active your way. After getting active, remember not to reward yourself with a treat that is high in energy. If you feel hungry after activity, choose foods or drinks that are lower in calories, but still filling. If you're worried about your weight, ask your GP or a dietitian for advice and make 2019 the year of eating healthier.
Spring into a new season of healthy ingredients After a winter of root vegetables, hearty greens, broths and stews, the spring season and all its bountiful produce comes as a welcome sight for very sore eyes. For many of us, the new season offers up an opportunity to try out new ingredients, recipes and even if you are inclined, a new diet. Another great benefit of the spring season is locally sourced produce, learning what is in season where you live. Visiting your local Farmers Market will introduce you to both new ingredients, textures and flavours. Not only will the food be super fresh (usually picked within 24 hours) but you will be supporting your local community. So what should we be looking out for in our farm shops, markets and on our plates this spring? Spring brings with it an abundance of green vegetables which are low in fat, low in calories but high in protein and dietary fibre, with the likesa asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, savoy cabbage, spinach,spring onion and watercress taking centre stage. As a fanastic accompanyment to a spring salad or co-starring alongside a selected cut of meat, these vegetables will be at their most tender at this stage of the year. We've hand-picked some spring season produce along with what to look out for and how to use them: Artichokes: Their main harvest takes place in the spring when the largest thistles are available. Look for artichokes with tight, compact leaves and fresh-cut stem ends. Artichokes can be used for soups but are perfect in pasta dishes and citrus dips. Asparagus: Harvested from March through June. The younger the shoots the better as these have yet to open out. Asparagus is a great accompliment to salads and is even better grilled or cooked, wrapped in locally sourced bacon.
Onions: The foundation to all soups, spring is the perfect time for the majority of onion varieties.
Rhubarb: Harvester in April and considered a fruit rather than a vegetable in the US, rhubarb stalks should be firm and and glossy. Without doubt, rhubarb pie or rhubarb crumble are two of the best spring desserts you can make. New Potatoes: With a thin, wispy skin and a crisp, waxy texture, new potatoes are best from April until early â€“ mid summer. They are also sweeter the regular potatoes because their sugar has not yet converted into starch, and are therefore particularly suited to salads. Spinach: Although spinach can continue to grow throughout the winter, spring is the best time for the spinach leaves. High in antioxidants, especially when fresh, boiled or steamed, spinach is perfect in fish pie or with a little nutmeg as a leafy accompliment to steak. Finally, for meat eaters, if you are prepared to wait for May, then spring lamb is ingrained in Britain's bucolic, culinary history. Lamb is the only farmed animal in the UK that's at the mercy of the seasons. The earlier spring months are when British lamb is at its most succulent and its flavour at its most subtle (partly down to their impressive consumption of fresh grass). Althoughlamb is a very adaptable meat, used in curry's as well as stews and pies, you cannot beat a spring lamb on a Sunday afternoon. Spring lambs are typically 3 to 5 months old and are at their most tender with lamb aged between 1 and 2 years old (called 'hoggart') offering up a much stonger flavour and slightly less tender flesh; anything over 2 years is called mutton, which has much more flavour - but also a tougher flesh that needs slow-cooking to tenderise it.
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The story of Saint Valentine
The tradition that romantics show their affection by exchanging tokens of love, letters and cards to their 'Valentine' on February 14th has been popular since the mid Seventeenth century in the UK. As many of us start to consider how we to spoil that special someone this year - a romantic meal, city break, an overly affectionate showering of gifts or just a bottle of plonk accompanied by chocolates and wine - have we ever wondered why this ritual exists and how it all began?
Valentine, defied the Emperors wishes and secretly performed weddings for young lovers desperate to commit their love to each other. Oysters: It sounds a bit clichĂŠd, but they really can spark randiness. These shellfish are brimming with zinc, a mineral that cranks up the production of testosterone, which has been linked to a higher sex drive. Red Wine: Red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps boost blood flow and improves circulation before, allowing the blood to run faster and enhance the labido. Although there are a number of possible theories of who Saint Valentine was, one of the most feasible is that Valentine was a Roman priest who served during the third century in Rome. The Emperor at the time, Claudius II, decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, therefore, he outlawed marriage for young men so that he had a strong and fulsome Army. Valentine, defied the Emperors wishes and secretly performed weddings for young lovers desperate to commit their love to each other.
was written in 1415, is part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.
Champagne: Although there are no known aphrodisiac qualities in Champagne, the fact that you have gone that extra mile and paid that extra few quid to buy a nice bottle of Champagne will at least impress your other half into thinking that you are spoiling them.
Food and romance have been succesful bedfellows since the beginning of time. For those who are feeling a little amorous the recipe for a perfect Valentine's Day should contain foods with aphrodisiac qualities:
And if not, maybe the bubbles will get them!
Imprisoned for his treachery, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl â€” who many believe to have been the jailer's daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Before he died, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still used in many Valentine's cards today. Although there are several theories about Saint Valentine, what is apparent in all the accounts of his life is his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure.
Chocolate; cocoa contains the chemical phenylethylamine, a stimulant that conjures just the sort of subtle feelings of well-being and excitement that can lead to other things.....
Although Valentine's Day has become more commercialised and marketable in recent years with pre-written cards and heart emblazoned cuddly toys; make this year special for your Valentine with a handwritten note like our original Saint Valentine.
Many suggest that the importance of February 14th comes down to the fact that this was the day that Valentine died. Others point to the beginning of the bird's matting season in Europe, adding to the ideal that the middle of February should be the day for romance. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. The greeting, which
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Mary Poppins Special Afternoon Tea
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'This whimsical afternoon tea brings the magic of PL Travers’ much-loved stories to life with a £49 per person includes five-course tasting white chocolate ‘umbrella’ tart, menu and cocktail pairings Chocolate ‘Mary Poppins’ hat, Wine Supper with Scott Paton and spoonful of sugar ‘edible & Stephen Barrett spoon with sugar lump’. Friday 8th March | 7pm
January to March
Mary Poppins Special Edition Afternoon Tea 1st January – 28th February An afternoon tea experience that’s practically perfect in every way…
To celebrate the new Mary Poppins sequel, Boringdon Hall have put together a selection of ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ sweets and savouries for their latest Special Edition. This whimsical afternoon tea brings the magic of PL Travers’ much-loved stories to life with a white chocolate ‘umbrella’ tart, Chocolate ‘Mary Poppins’ hat, and spoonful of sugar ‘edible spoon with sugar lump’. £27 per person | Served 1-4pm every day throughout January & February.
Murder Mystery Evenings
Friday 25th January Plot - ‘Back to the 80’s’ Friday 22nd February Plot - ‘Circus of Murder’ The rules for the evening are simple: You’ll be involved in a Murder Mystery from the very start, you will be given clues and information about special traits of the guests amongst you. Releasing your inner super sleuth, you will piece together the clues, interrogate potential suspects and solve the crimes. £55 per person, includes welcome drink and three-course à la carte dinner with coffee.
Salcombe Gin & Gastronomy Evening
Friday 1st February | 7pm Boringdon Hall have collaborated with Salcombe Gin for an evening of fine dining by Head Chef Scott Paton with each course paired beautifully with a delicious Salcombe Gin cocktail.
Boringdon Hall are delighted to announce a collaboration with local wine educator Stephen Barrett. Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of their Elizabethan House, this exquisite dinner will be presented by wine guru Stephen, allowing guests to explore a diverse range of wines paired with Head Chef Scott Paton’s indulgent five course tasting menu. Spaces for this event are limited, pre-booking is essential. £55 per person includes five-course tasting menu and wine pairings. Salcombe Gin and Gastronomy Evening
Mother’s Day at Boringdon
Sunday 31st March | 12.30 – 2.30pm Treat mum to a delicious three course Sunday lunch or Afternoon Tea in the enchanting surroundings of Boringdon’s five-star country house on the edge of Dartmoor. Sunday Lunch - Adults £34.95, Children £14.95 | Afternoon Tea - £30 per person To book an event call 01752 344455 or email email@example.com. For more information: www.boringdonhall.co.uk.
Thereâ€™s always time for tea at Boringdon Hall With time, care and passion our team create indulgently wonderful afternoon teas, from the traditional three tiers to our ever popular special edition masterpieces.
Served everyday 1- 4pm Call to book - 01752 344455
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Thursday 14th February 2019 from 6.30pm until 9pm
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Thursday the 14th February 2019 is the date to take your loved one out for dinner – may sound odd starting this with the date but as it is mainly men who make the bookings we want to give you every opportunity to book the restaurant of your choice, not ending up in the Drive Thru because you left it too late again! (man to man – book early!)
A day for lovers around the world
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Although some may question the origins of Valentine's Day, its popularity has spread around the world with may countries celebrating the saints day in weird and wonderful ways.
Valentines at The Wildflower Restaurant here at the Moorland Garden Hotel is a very special evening, Chef and his team have created a wonderful menu for the evening and the service will be discrete yet attentive. The menu is looking Thanks t surround very tempting with sharing dishes available for a special each course!
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The Ultimate Body Plan
The Fast 800
Are you ready to get the body you love and discover a more confident, happy and energetic you? If so, then Gemma’s plan is for you.
If you are one of the millions of followers of The Fast Diet, or have seen the power of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet in preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes, then you will know what fasting can do for your health. In this new book, Michael updates the science - drawing on both the astonishing results of Professor Roy Taylor's pioneering DiRECT study at Newcastle University, which proves the 800 methodology, and on Michael's own pool of data and case studies.
Author: Gemma Atkinson Publisher: Thorsons RRP: £ 10.19 (paperback)
Author: Dr Michael Moseley Publisher: Short Books Ltd RRP: £ 6.47 (paperback)
The Ultimate Body Plan is Gemma’s first book and is a combination of 75 delicious recipes plus a workout plan that can deliver real results. Gemma’s 10 Strength Commandments will set you on your way to success, building your positive mental attitude as you embark on your way to a fit, strong, healthy body!
Set to be even more delicious in 2019! Celebrating the vibrant and quirky food scene of Plymouth has never been easier. There is a plethora of amazing, enchanting and delicious places to eat. Steve’s Brasserie is just one them. Nestled in the New Continental Hotel, it offers a multitude of delicious dishes made from local, fresh ingredients and designed to leave dinners fully sated.
Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start
Elinor Eaton, Development Manager at the New Continental Hotel explains why Steve’s Brasserie is the perfect place for dinners on the go: “Eating before a show is part of the evening’s excitement. There really is nothing better, be it a date night or an escape night! Steve’s Brasserie has always been a hit with theatre goers, offering a great treat before you take your seat! It is in the perfect location and with the open kitchen; it’s a show of its own!”
Author: Tom Kerridge Publisher: Bloomsbury Absolute RRP: £ 13.00 (Hardcover)
2019 sees lots of new and exciting menu changes, still offering innovative flavours and oodles of culinary talent...
This is about encouraging everyone to cook from scratch rather than turning to processed or pre-packaged foods. With 100 fantastic recipes that the whole household can enjoy, the book will include healthier, home-made versions of popular fast food and ready meals which will taste better than the originals.
“All eyes have been on Plymouth’s food scene for some time now; and in the lead up to 2020, I believe that independent restaurants will really shine and help put Plymouth on the map as the place to be. As a city, Plymouth really does showcase the excellent seasonal produce the county is notorious for and with a mix of fine and casual dining, Plymouth’s hospitality sector is quickly becoming the jewel in the crown in Britain’s Ocean City.”
Cook great food at home and you too can be healthier and happier - with recipes from twoMichelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge
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Proud to be one of Plymouth’s truly independent restaurants, Steve’s Brasserie Author: Gwyneth Paltrow is open Monday – Saturday from 5.30pm. They have an amazing Publisher: Sphere pre-theatre menu, offering two or three delicious RRP: £as 19.49 (Hardcover) courses well as a sensational Pizza menu Delicious canmenu. heal the body. and and main food evening There is Reset free parking rebalance clean arethen flexible and and theatrewith goers canrecipes indulgethat whilst being easy for busy weeknight meals or lunches on safely in their seats for show time! the go, and healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses. To Book Call: 01752 276798 Gwyneth Paltrow gets the power of simple, quality food. Her recipes focus on delicious flavours and clean ingredients - pillars that have launched her cookbooks to bestseller status. Now she's back with her most ambitious cookbook to date: a collection of 100-plus recipes and customisable meal plans that offer taste, simplicity and targeted health benefits.
Plymouthâ€™s best kept culinary secret.
Join us for a delicious treat before taking your seat with our pre-theatre dinning experience. Early evening menu served Monday to Friday 5.30pm till 7pm Millbay Rd, Plymouth PL1 3LD T: 01752 276798 W: www.newcontinental.co.uk E: email@example.com
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poems. His book - the 'Kilmarnock edition' caused him to reconsider his plans to emigrate. Burns decided to continue his literary development by visiting Edinburgh. Here he was being fĂŞted by an Edinburgh society eager to meet the man described by Henry Mackenzie as the 'Heaven-taught ploughman'.
Born on January 25th 1759, in Alloway, Scotland, Robert Burns early life doesn't read like that of a national hero. But in his short life (Burns died aged just 37), he had taken the Scottish literary world by storm, and had secured a place for himself in history and in legend.
With a rich social life but from an upbringing that taught him hard work, and the ways of the land, Burns became a freemason (of St David's Lodge, Tarbolton), in 1781. His lifelong connection with freemasonry provided a constant social support as well offering him connections to influential parties.
It wasn't long before Burns became part of the social fabric in Edinburgh, developing relations with The Earl of Glencairn and William Creech who helped fund and promote (respectively) a second volume of poems called 'The Edinburgh edition'. This new edition of work would include a 'slight pilgrimage to the classic scenes of this country', giving Burns an opportunity to travel the Highlands and Borders that both influenced his work as well as its readers to name him the 'Scottish Bard'.
Burns father was a tenant farmer, and although not rich, wanted the best for his son and in the established Scottish tradition made sure young Robert was well educated. Burns attended a local school, set up by his father and four neighbours, with an 18-year-old called John Murdoch as teacher. Burns received instruction in Latin, French and mathematics and it was also about this time (aged 15) that Burns turned his hand to poetry.
After his fathers death in 1874, Burns become a regular churchgoer ('Kirk'). Its strong links to the rural community along with its guardianship of public morality would serve as much as a crutch as a temptation to test the resolve of those at the 'Kirk'.
In 1787, Burns became involved in a number of musical projects, collecting words and music for all Scottish songs. Burns made a major contribution to the collection with the publication eventually running to six volumes of 100 songs each.
The years 1784 to 1785 were some of Burns's most prolific periods. Robert was working on his farm in Mossgiel, writing poetry, living with Jean Armour, who was pregnant by him, it seemed that things had worked out well for Burns. Unfortunately, not all in the garden was rosey. Armour's marriage to Burns was opposed by her father, the farm was not profitable, the only way out, it seemed, was to emigrate.
During this time Burns sent a copy of an original song to the Scots Musical Museum with the remark, "The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man." Some of the lyrics were indeed "collected" rather than composed by the poet but It is a fair to attribute the rest of the poem/ song 'Auld Lang Syne' to Burns.
His plans to sail to the Caribbean were well advanced when he was advised by a local lawyer, Gavin Hamilton that to finance the voyage he should publish some of his poems. At a cost of three shillings, the entire print-run of 612 copies sold out within a month, justifying his belief in his abilities and in the merit of his
From 1788 Burns attempted to go back and farm at Ellisland, but yet again this would prove fruitless. In September 1789 he began work for the Excise at Dumfries. Though he performed these duties diligently and compassionately, charges of political disloyalty were raised against him.
Along with an education came a developing social life. Not only was Burns learning about the world but whilst working on his father's fields he met a young girl named Nelly. He soon found himself filed with passion for what he would later call "man's first great pleasure in life," and wrote one of his earliest poems about the girl. As the young Burns grew, so did his success with women. Male friends would comment that Burns would leave them at a tavern if a feminine opportunity presented itself. He would later go on to have fourteen children with six different mothers.
How to create your own Burns Night celebrations Although he died over 220 years ago, It's Burns' ability to empathise with the human condition that makes him as relevant and as popular today than even in his own time.
At the same time failing health, which he sought to remedy by sea-bathing, overshadowed his literary and musical output. Years of hard physical labour working on a series of unproductive farms aggravated his long-standing heart condition. This lead to his premature death at the age of 37 on 21 July 1796. Scotland went into mourning; ten thousand people attended his funeral and he was later named national poet of Scotland. In a typically poetic style, on the day of his funeral, his wife gave birth to their youngest son, Maxwell. In 1801, some of Burns' friends and admirers decided to honor the departed poet with a dinner. Each year they would meet, read Burn's poems, drink Whisky and offer up a feast of Haggis (stuffing a sheep's heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal and spices into the stomach lining) whilst giving out a boisterous rendition of late Bard's poem "Address to a Haggis”. In recent years, 'Burns Night' has become one of the most popular events on a hotel or restaurants social calendar. People from all different backgrounds come to enjoy a night of socialising, singing and to try a mouthful or two of Haggis. Although the origins of Burns Night derives from a countries love of one man's ability to connect its people through romantic poetry, I'm sure, with the life he led Robert Burns wouldn't mind.
At New Year all over the world, his poem 'Auld Lang Syne', a sincere expression of friendship is sung and suppers are celebrated on his birthday (25th January) each year with traditional dishes of haggis and whisky along with recitals of his best-loved work. Although there are many fine eateries willing to celebrate the event with a 'Burns Supper', here are some tips on creating your own night of celebrating the 'Scottish Bard'. You may not be able to play the bagpipes, but having some pipes playing in the background as you welcome you guests is a good alternative. The host of the event will then welcome his or her guests as they take their seats with a short speech. Once guests are seated, Burns’ famous Selkirk Grace is read. Dining begins with a soup course. This is usually a classic Scottish soup such as cock-a-leekie soup, Scotch broth or potato soup. Following the soup course, the main feature of any formal Burns’ night is the piping of the haggis. Lights are dimmed (cue bagpipe CD) with bagpipes welcoming the haggis to the host’s table. The tune performed is usually one of Robert Burns’ compositions. Once the haggis has arrived at the table, the host will read the Address To A Haggis. This is a performative poem celebrating haggis, with prompts instructing the host when to draw and sharpen their knife, and when to slice the haggis. The haggis must be sliced from end to end in a proper ceremony. It is tradition for guests to then drink a toast of Scotch whisky to the haggis.
For more information on Robert Burns or to visit his birthplace, visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland or go to www.burnsmuseum.org.uk.
With guests seated and haggis served, side dishes of mashed potatoes and swedes make up the main course. This is sometimes followed by dessert and cheese courses, usually they too are made to a traditional Scottish recipe. The whole meal is washed down with another glass of Scotch whisky.
Burns Night 2019 Friday 25th January
After the meal, a selection of toasts are given. Like the meal itself, these follow a specific order which must be observed. It is also at this point that the host (or guests) give a celebration of
Robert Burns. This is usually a reflection on Burns’ life or work. Very popular in Scotland. The speech can be either humorous or serious. It ends with a toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns.
At New Year all over the world, his poem 'Auld Lang Syne', a sincere expression of friendship is sung, and suppers are celebrated on his birthday (25th January) each year with traditional dishes of haggis and whisky along with recitals of his best-loved work Although not designed to be offensive, a toast of thanks are then made to the women who prepared the meal, this address has become much more involved in recent years. At the end of the speech, all the assembled men drink a toast to the women’s health (Obviously, times have changed, so this element of the traditon can be removed if offence is caused). One of the reasons the male speaker dare not be too offensive is that his speech gets a response from the women in the room. An elected female speaker will share her views on men and reply to any comments made by the previous male speaker. The penultimate part of the evening, and perhaps the longest, is a series of readings of Burns’ poetry or the singing of his songs. There may also be songs and poems influenced by Burns’ work. Finally, the host will call upon one of the guests to give a vote of thanks. Once this is done, guests will stand, hold hands, and sing Auld Lang Syne to bring an end to the evening. If this all sounds a little too fanciful or too much like hard work, you can always tailor your own version of the evening. Alternatviely, there are a number of restaurants who will be more than happy to cater for you at one of their Burns Night events.
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The Fast 800
Author: Dr Michael Moseley Publisher: Short Books Ltd RRP: £ 6.47 (paperback)
If you are one of the millions of followers of The Fast Diet, or have seen the power of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet in preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes, then you will know what fasting can do for your health. In this new book, Michael updates the science - drawing on both the astonishing results of Professor Roy Taylor's pioneering DiRECT study at Newcastle University, which proves the 800 methodology, and on Michael's own pool of data and case studies.
Burns Night at The Corinthian Situated on the edge of Plymouth’s famous waterfront, drenched in history, an iconic figure of Plymouth Hoe is The Corinthian. With unrivalled views of Mount batten, Jennycliffe, Drake Island, Mount Edgecombe and much more we are the perfect seaside location. Add to this our panoramic ocean views and you will feel as though you are dining on the sea itself! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled whilst visiting; as many have spotted a dolphin, seal and even the odd celebrity.
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Our restaurant menus can be found on our website thecorinthian.co.uk, there is no need to book as we are always happy to see you! However it is advised through those pesky busy periods.
Delicious food can heal the body. Reset and rebalance with clean recipes that are flexible and easy for busy weeknight meals or lunches on the go, and healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses.
Our varied and exciting menus keep your experience fresh, while our presentation is vibrant and food home heartily filling. The dedicated kitchen team produce taste bud tingling food from breakfast, cakes, afternoon tea, snacks, and lunches to elaborate three course meals and beyond.
Gwyneth Paltrow gets the power of simple, quality food. Her recipes focus on delicious flavours and clean ingredients - pillars that have launched her cookbooks to bestseller status. Now she's back with her most ambitious cookbook to date: a collection of 100-plus recipes and customisable meal plans that offer taste, simplicity and targeted health benefits.
What is the perfect meal without something to wash it all down with? No worries, here at The Corinthian we have a fully licensed and stocked bar to take care of you. You can keep local with our fantastic ales or travel the around the world through our extensive wine list. Or you could always add in a cheeky cocktail or get the bubbles following with a pop of Champagne.
Author: Gwyneth Paltrow Publisher: Sphere RRP: £ 19.49 (Hardcover)
On Friday 25th January, The Corinthian Restaurant will once again become the focal point for their annual Burns’ Night event, celebrating the life and poetry of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns. The festivities will begin at 7pm and will include live music, along with dancing after the traditional Burns Supper. The Burns’ supper includes the option of a Cocka-leekie soup, Potted smoked salmon with herbs and horseradish with the traditional 'Ode to the haggis' accompanied with a 'wee dram'. The main course options are the traditional Haggis, neeps and tatties. Or, for those who may not be feeling as adventerous, salmon with new potato and crab crush with dill drizzle, or a Root and Wild Mushroom Tart, as a vegetarian option. Guests will finish their meal with the choice of Eton Mess, Chocloate fudge cake and whisky cream flavoured ice-cream. There will also be a selection of Scottish cheeses with oatcakes and Coffee and Shortbread. You can buy tickets by calling 01752 664327. Tickets are priced at £ 25.00 per person for non members and £ 20 per person for members.
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Sustainable and diverse wine making in Australia. In my columns of the past 20 + years I hope to have informed many readers of indigenous or unusual grape varietals whilst on my wine travels. The usual suspects like Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay etc when planted in historic vineyards in well known or ancient sites are historically the correct choice decided by trial and error over many, many years. National or local wine regulations would often not allow new varietals unless special permission is sought and approved. The “newer” wine making countries have none of this beauracratic problem as propagation after quarantine is often encouraged as winemakers seek new styles in favoured sites. One pioneer of this system was Robert Hill Smith and his winemaking team from Yalumba in South Australia who planted the White Rhone grape Viognier on selected vineyards. 20 or more years later this so called experiment has produced some wonderful examples of this rather funky grape creating fine apricot and citrus scented wines. It was therefore a pleasure to reply Yes to Wines of Australia’s kind invitation to taste. 120 wines made with different grape varietals sourced from around the world. Held at the wonderful Australia House in the Strand I eagerly signed in and met Laura Jewell, Master of Wine who as head of UK wine operations for Wines of Australia had curated this extraordinary tasting, assembling such an intriguing and frankly breathtaking selection of wines made with some grapes I had never tasted. Where to start! With around 50 tasters all heading for the tasting table with the whites as their quarry I headed for the Roses and relative quiet! First wine was made with two northern Italian varietals namely Sangiovese and Nebbiolo better known for making Chianti and Barolo respectively. The Sangiovese made by Vinea Marson in Heathcote delivered ripe unctuous fruit that truly delighted the palate. Next grapes originating from southern Italy this time Nero d’Avola and Aglianico hailing from Sicily and Campania respectively. Deeper coloured Rose here with a distinctive funk of red fruit, herbs and a “Campari” bitterness! What was not to like? On to the 43 white wines ready to taste. I tasted them all swirling and spitting at a pace. Star performing wines from 24 different grape varietals were shining amongst the elegance of Australia House and its traditional majesty not that these upstarts cared too much about that! First stella wines tasted were made again with a couple of Italian grapes this time Arneis (northern Italy) and Fiano from the south. My picks were Dal Zotto Arneis from King Valley in Victoria
and Tertini Wines from the Southern Highlands (due south of Sydney) in NSW. Arneis is subtle and food friendly wine offering a stone fruit note with oft a meadow field bouquet. These did! The Fiano grape is a tad ballsier with a deeper scent of candied fruit and leafiness. My fav choices were from Chalmers Heathcote (VictorIa) and Larry Cherubino’s Lassez Fair from Western Australia’s Franklin River. Delicious, elegant wines from two much different zones indicate extensive professional work has gone into making these modern wines. Next a great white wine from Pike and Joyce who made a classically styled Gruner Veltliner in Adelaide Hills (coolish climate) the great white grape originating from Austria. White pepper and unripe stone fruit came into my palate and onto my notebook! And then a beauty from the unruly lot at d’Arenberg from McLaren Vale with a heat busting Roussanne showing huge structure and weight over a herbal finish. The Reds called starting with the elegant Mencia grape originating from Castille y Lyon in Northern Spain but this time elaborated by Olivers Taranga Vineyards in McLaren Vale. In South Australia Truly subtle and floral were its guise. Next were 10 Tempranillo stashed wines again another fabled grape from Spain. I had heard of great things of this grape in Australia and so it proved. All 10 were amazing my pick the eucalyptus scented Bellweather Wines from Wrattonbully. It showed blue fruit with brilliant acidity. One for keeping! I then breezed through the rest of the Reds with highlights from the grapes Nebbiolo, Sangrantino, Duriff and Nero d’Avola. Each one showed some part of their heritage and expected taste but I also discovered daring and funk. This was a very special tasting showing just what those darn Aussies can do, and do it well. As with many wine makers world wide Australia are endeavouring to produce wonderful wine using sustainable growing and elaborating principles. Most of these wonderful wines are available via the Internet with a simple search...
2019 at The Ship The Ship on the Barbican will be welcoming in 2019 in style, launching a fantastic range of special offers between January and April. With an impressive and good value menu of fresh dishes, many inspired by and sourced from the local sea and countryside, The Ship provides an ideal destination at any time of the year. All dishes are prepared to order and the menu is supplemented by an ever-changing specials board. There’s nothing better than joining us in our beautiful harbourside seating area whilst trying out some of our amazing new dishes! The St Austell Brewery-owned pub can cater for large and small group bookings in its upstairs restaurant, taking parties of up to 50 people in the main restaurant and up to 25 in the adjacent Quay room. With an impressive and good value menu of fresh dishes, many inspired by and sourced from the local sea and countryside, The Ship provides an ideal destination at any time of the year. All dishes are prepared to order and the menu is supplemented by an ever-changing specials board. Depending on your mood and the occasion, you can choose to eat in the bar, peaking out at the breath-taking harbour outside, 'al fresco' under giant jumbrellas or alternatively try the informal comfort of the restaurant area. Whichever you choose, you can expect a warm welcome and satisfying, honest pub food. The Ship menus are available from midday until 9pm daily, serving good quality meals and St Austell Brewery’s special blend of coffee, Brewer & Bean. With their range of well-kept St Austell Brewery beers and The Ship's harbour location, your visit will always be a memorable one. For more information and to book please call 01752 667604 or visit our wesbite: www.theshipplymouth.co.uk
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“When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” When getting married the 'where' is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Your choice of venue can help structure all the other aspects of your special day, creating a lifetime of memories that everyone can enjoy. Here are some things to consider along with some perfect, local venues.
Choose a venue that suits your vision:
Every couple is unique, so make sure you have a clear vision of what type of wedding you are looking for. With regards to the ceremony, a traditional church wedding remains a popular choice for most couples, often the one closest to where the bride or groom grew up. In any case, if you are going for a church ceremony then the reception will need to be planned around the wedding service. Things such as ease of transport for guests from the ceremony to the reception need to be considered, and many couples opt for somewhere nearby. If you are looking for a modern wedding, more and more venues are licensed to perform marriage ceremonies. This opens an even wider choice. Therefore, if you are thinking about a civil wedding, you have the option of choosing a venue that will host both your ceremony and reception. If this is what you are hoping for, you will have to choose a venue that is licensed for marriage ceremonies. This may well come at a higher price tag than non-licensed venues, but has the beneﬁt of minimising the amount of travelling for you and your guests.
If you choose a separate venue for your ceremony and reception then consider how your wedding party will travel between venues. Will it be a minibus that can collect and drop off groups or a classic car that will steal the show and add to the feeling of inclusion for the wedding party? Ask for ideas from a local wedding planner. With local knowledge and an expert eye, a wedding planner will be able to give you an idea of which venues can cater for your vision, give you ideas of numbers as well as put you in touch with local services – cutting out a lot of time and effort sourcing reputable businesses.
Stick to your budget:
If your options are unlimited, and you have a particular venue in mind, consider the size of wedding you want – if you want a big do then some venues may not have the capacity, whilst if you are a smaller affair, you may end up swamped by an enormous hall that could ruin the intimacy of the occasion. In short, make sure you have a good idea of numbers before you set your heart on a particular venue.
Fairs are also a great chance to speak to the venues themselves. Go along with a list of questions, based on your vision, so that you can rule some in and rule some out. Wedding Fairs and Planners: One of the best places to start your search is with a local Wedding Fair or show. This time of year is a popular time to plan. There will be plenty of fairs taking place around the region (some detailed overleaf), many showcasing some of the best venues in the local area.
Fairs are also a great chance to speak to the venues themselves. Go along with a list of questions, based on your vision, so that you can rule some in and rule some out. Think about other aspects of your vision like accommodation; as this may be beneﬁcial for family that are travelling a distance to share your big day. Ask your chosen venue if they have a list of prefered suppliers, many venues (especially if they specialise in weddings) will have a list of suppliers they use or would recommend to couples getting married guaranteeing quality and professionalism.
A formal sit down meal will require more space than a stand up buffet (and will cost a lot more too!), so a venue that may be able to hold 100 seated guests may be able to ﬁt 200 for a canape reception. Decide which one you prefer. Also, think about what kind of entertainment you are after – a DJ will obviously need a dance ﬂoor but a band may take up a lot more room.
Listen to recommendations
: On your big day, you’ll want everything to run smoothly. Read reviews and recommendations of your prospective venues to see how their day went. Finally, write a list of non-negotiable things you want to include in your day, and make sure your venue ﬁts in with this. If you want a particular caterer, an ice sculpture and ﬁreworks on your wedding day, make it happen! If a venue can cater for this, then you know you’re on the right path to creating the perfect day.
Plymouth Guidhall Wedding Fair
Dates for your diary: Wedding Fairs 12 - 13 January
The Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show
Exeter Castle, Exeter, EX4 3PU www.blueﬁzzevents.co.uk An exeter wedding fair with a difference… The Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show will arrive at Exeter Castle on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January 2019. This fabulous two day wedding extravaganza in the heart of Exeter is bursting with unique inspiration from 60+ expert wedding creatives! We love to create unique, inspired & out of the box events for brides & grooms-to-be… we know each wedding is as individual as each couple and therefore at Blue Fizz Events we strive to offer something different from the ordinary. Our Decidedly Different Winter Wedding Show features many extraordinary suppliers from across the South West & beyond, who can help you visualise & create every individual element for your wedding, complementing your personalities & budget. Time: 11 am - 4pm £2.00 20 January
Something Old, Something New Wedding Fayre
The Old Barn, Milky Way Adventure Park, Downland Farm, Bideford, EX39 5RY. www.oldbarnwedding.co.uk This very popular fair offers a great chance for lovers of vintage, festival, rustic and boho to to ﬁnd inspiration and wedding experts they can trust. Entry is free, and you don’t need to book, though couples are welcome to pre-arrange a meeting with The Old Barn if they'd like. At the fayre you’ll be able to get a feel for this lovely DIY wedding venue: based around a gorgeous 17th century barn, it has a vintage, rustic feel – and the indoor dodgems next door add a fabulous festival wedding vibe too! The Something Old, Something New Wedding Fayre is a great chance to: ~ Chat to The Old Barn staff - and more than 40 exhibitors - about your wedding ideas ~ See The Old Barn all dressed up for the day ~ Have a go on the dodgems – available for private hire with weddings at The Old Barn ~ Get ideas on all aspects of your wedding including: hair and makeup; food and drink;
photography; styling; entertainment; cakes and ﬂowers Following the success from the past few years, and with lots of fabulous exhibitors expected to be showcasing their talents, this event is always vibrant, fun and inspirational – and you’ll be one step closer to adding the ﬁnishing touches to your day. Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm Entry is free 20 January
Plymouth Guildhall Wedding Fair Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth, PL1 2AA www.dream-weddings-magazine.co.uk With up to 100 stands and up to 1,000 excited visitors, the Dream Weddings Extravaganza at Plymouth Guildhall is the city’s biggest and best wedding fair.
Whatever stage you’re at with your wedding preparations, this is the place to be. Whether you’ve just got engaged and are looking for ideas or whether you have the whole day practically sewn up, but are still looking for those special touches, professional wedding suppliers will be on hand to give you inspiration, ideas and all the help you need to make your wedding day individually yours. From ﬂowers to photographers, wedding cars to cakes, bridal gowns, bridesmaids, men’s formal hire, honeymoons… it’s all there, under one roof. There’s a goody bag for every bride and a glass of bubbly for every visitor, not to mention two stunning fashion shows during the day. Time: 11 am - 3pm £3 or £5 on the door (under 16s free) 27 January
Exeter Racecourse Wedding Fair
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS www.chicelite.eventbrite.co.uk Full of the best local exhibitors who will be offering discounts and offers. Look around this stunning venue, see what their wedding package offers and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Typically we ﬁnd couple book around 4 suppliers per wedding fayre so you can get a lot ticked off your list. Get free cake and sweet samples, have your picture taken in the photo booths, sit in some of our exhibiting cars and be inspired. Each bride will get a wedding magazine bag. Time: 11 am - 3pm Entry is free
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the Grand Old Duke It starts with a simple question and a triumphant ‘yes’. But this exciting, lifealtering decision to embark on the journey of marriage soon sparks a multitude of other questions. There are guest lists to choose, outfits and rings to try on, and a hundred other details to arrange. And perhaps the biggest decision to make (besides your choice of partner!) is choosing the right venue – the setting for your wedding will determine the tone and atmosphere of the day and, of course, the quality of service you can expect as you’re guided through the ceremony and celebrations. For a Plymouth location that offers all the ingredients of a great wedding venue, the Duke of Cornwall Hotel is hard to beat. Stunning historic setting? Tick. Luxury details? Tick. Convenient central location? Tick. The Duke’s intrinsically beautiful features, combined with its commitment to providing amazing service, have made the hotel a favourite for countless couples seeking the perfect wedding experience. Your wedding day should be a collection of wonderful moments, an adventure filled with romance and shared with loved-ones. But to make this a reality, there are numerous elements that need to be carefully orchestrated behind the scenes. This is where the Duke of Cornwall’s service comes into play. With a Master of Ceremonies and a wedding co-ordinator in attendance, the day’s formal proceedings are in safe hands. In addition, the hotel’s friendly yet professional staff are ready to take care of all of your guests’ needs throughout the day. This bank of experience and understanding of weddings ensures that the whole operation runs seamlessly, leaving you to relax and enjoy the day. If you would like the Duke of Cornwall hotel to be a part of the memories you make on your own wedding day, they provide a complete range of services and options. As experienced wedding experts, the Duke team blend every element, from decorations and table preparation to amazing food and a warm and friendly but professional service throughout. For enquiries, you can call them on 01752 275850 or drop them an email at email@example.com
Character, charm and heritage on offer at Boringdon Hall With arrow-slit windows, sweeping staircases and four-poster bedrooms, Boringdon Hall has character, charm and heritage. The 16th-century country manor has a rich history steeped in occasion and its tucked away location makes it a wedding bolthole you'll want to boast about. From the intimate Rose Room with its double aspect lattice windows to the Great Hall with its impressive fireplace, the hotel's interiors provide the perfect backdrop to your celebrations. At Boringdon Hall we know how important food and drink are on your wedding day. Let us take care of your every wish and allow you peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that we lead the way in banqueting and hospitality. We invite you to sit down with our head chef; Scott Paton to create the perfect menu just for you. Our wedding planning team will guide and support you throughout the planning process to ensure it goes smoothly; we want you to relax and love every moment. Packages include: Exclusive Use Accomodation: Exclusive use of all 40 rooms and suites with full english breakfast in the morning. Wedding breakfast, Evening reception also included - White linen table cloths and napkins Dedicated events coordinator. Marquee: Wedding breakfast, Evening reception also included - White linen table cloths and napkins Dedicated events coordinator. Ceremony and wedding breakfast room hire: 2 – 60 guests, civil ceremony. Wedding breakfast in the Rose Room or Mayflower. For ceremony only packages please enquire. To find out more about what Boringdon Hall can offer you on your wedding day, please contact our Events Manager. Boringdon Hall | Plymouth | Devon | PL7 4DP Tel: 01752 547457 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boringdonhall.co.uk
The Moorland Garden Hotel: The Place To Be Married
The Moorland Garden Hotel awaits your next visit. Just outside Plymouth and on the edge of the moors you will drop from the main road to a quiet lane surrounded by grazing sheep and wild Dartmoor ponies. During the winter months you will enter into a battle of wills with the sheep cosied up on the road in the cold mornings.
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This flexible option allows you to plan your day exactly as you wish with the caterers, bar and bands of your choice. With the private gardens to enjoy throughout the evening you and your guests can enjoy the day of your dreams in this historic setting. The Earl’s Garden Marquee can seat up to 150 guests and accommodate over 200 guests in the evening. Our second venue is the historic Orangery overlooking the Italian Garden in the Lower Park. You will be looked after by the experienced team from Camellia Catering who will provide all your catering and drinks requirement for your special day. With a band or DJ of your choice your day will be as special as you are.
Mount Edgcumbe boasts 7 acres of formal gardens, 10 miles of coastline and more historic buildings and follies than you could ever hope for as a backdrop for your photographs. The Orangery can seat up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 200 guests can dance the night away in this delightful setting. With the added bonus of their experienced wedding co-ordinator, your wedding day at this very flexible venue will truly be a day to remember. So the choice is yours, why not go along and see for yourself what they can do for you.
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Love is in the air at Mount Edgcumbe Traditional or modern, all things are possible for the day of your dreams here at Mount Edgcumbe. With over 500 years of history here at the park, love is the very fabric of the walls at this beautiful venue. As one of the most beautiful wedding venues the South West has to offer, set in a Grade I listed landscape overlooking Plymouth Sound, this venue is the thing that dreams are made of. Standing in 865 acres of Britain’s most stunning landscape, Mount Edgcumbe boasts 7 acres of formal gardens, 10 miles of coastline and more historic buildings and follies than you could ever hope for as a backdrop for your photographs. The House has three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies, accommodating from 2 to 120 guests plus the outdoor option of the elegant Earl’s Garden Summer House overlooking the delightful Victorian style Earl’s Garden. After your ceremony here at the House we can arrange for you and your photographer to take a trip in our Landrover to those ‘hard to reach’ places in the park for the special photos to commemorate your day. There is also an option for a drinks reception to be held after the ceremony in the glorious Earl’s Garden where you can spend time relaxing with your friends and family before heading to your Reception for further celebrations.
Here at the park we have two stunning venues to choose from for your reception so whatever your style we have it covered. Why not combine the new with the old; our light and airy marquee is nestled in the exclusive Earl’s Garden offering you the modern comfort of a reinforced glass structure with the exclusive private gardens for your guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Lady Emma's Cottage
If all that isn’t enough to convince you to take a look at Mount Edgcumbe then why not take a peek at our lovely holiday cottages here at the park. We can accommodate up to 20 guests across our five cottages and up to 8 people in our two glamping shepherds huts. Getting to and from Mount Edgcumbe has never been easier either with Plymouth Boat Trips operating a scheduled service daily from Stonehouse and a service from the Barbican in Plymouth plus the option of private boat hire as well to return your guests to Plymouth after the reception, Mount Edgcumbe really is a versatile and flexible option for the day of your dreams Why don’t you contact us today and make an appointment to view this stunning venue. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ Tel 01752 822 236, email firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk
...where dreams come true We have three licensed rooms in the fantastic tudor mansion or the outdoor summer house overlooking Grade I listed landscape for you civil ceremony plus two stunning reception venues accommodating up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast - the choice is yours. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint PL10 1HZ Tel: 01752 822236 email: email@example.com, www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk
Holden; plus Royal styles shared by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who opted for a longsleeve Givenchy dress and Princess Eugenie who also chose sleeves. Not only are winter weddings beautiful; but couples can save £1,000’s – which can then be spent on a winter sun honeymoon! If you are looking to book your own winter fairytale; and opting to tie the knot in the colder months, we can help you create the most enchanting setting.
Wedding accessories really do change year on year. Some fleeting and some we think will be here to stay. How couples transform our hotel with their wedding additions proves just how creative the industry is. In 2018 we saw many rustic mason jars hand decorated in the centre of tables. We had jenga blocks that guests wrote notes on for the couple. Walls of doughnuts and flowers seemed to be all the rage and light-up letters donning the dance floors. We also saw a growing trend for bejewelled, embroidered and sequinned bridal trainers; one couple even had matching Vans!
Guests Dress Code!
In 2016/2017 we saw lots of themed weddings. Were guests were asked to take part by dressing or accessorising accordingly. Many did and looked amazing, but the wedding guests fashion is always sensational. It’s like watching a catwalk, but better still the scent in the hotel is tremendous. Wedding scent favourites seem to be Gucci and Channel, mix this with corks popping, the kitchen aromas and atmosphere there really is nothing better.
Wedding Trends, Themes & Dreams... Here at the New Continental Hotel we have had the privilege of playing a part in people’s weddings for almost 35 years! We have loved seeing trends and wedding desires change over the years; some wedding traditions have been consistent, like the first dance and exchanging of the rings. But others have changed dramatically year on year, and our guess is couples will continue to dazzle and amaze us with their creative desires for their dream day.
A winter wedding used to mean celebrations spent shivering in pashminas; but more and more couples are now specifically choosing a winter wedding. It’s an Instagram and Pinterest dream; not for one second are we saying that is a reason, but sparklers, crimson flowers, faux fur well they all add to the stunning winter nuptials. Since 2014, Google searches for ‘winter weddings’ have increased year on year; and we too have seen the same increase in bookings here at the New Continental Hotel. In 2018 designers like Self Portrait and Stella McCartney helped brides as they featured many long-sleeve bridal gowns and, on the high street, H&M’s wedding collection, launched in October 2018, included two long-sleeve dresses of their own. Winter weddings are something that we think will continue and grow, thanks to celebrities such as Christina Lampard, Alex Jones and Amanda
If you are looking to book your own winter fairytale; and opting to tie the knot in the colder months, we can help you create the most enchanting setting.
Something we saw in 2018 was the Tuxedo dress and we loved it; they are just so chic; very sexy and really eye-catching. According to global fashion search platform Lyst, searches for women’s tuxedo dresses rose by a massive 85% during the last week of November 2018 – so perhaps we will see even more in 2019! Fingers crossed!
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The historic Orangery has become one of Cornwall’s most exclusive wedding venues, nestled in 865 acres of land, steeped in heritage and surrounded by pebbled beaches and coastline. This breath taking setting and enchanting venue will provide the perfect canvas for your dream wedding reception. This 100ft venue was built in 1775 and basks in elegance and beauty with its ﬂoor to ceiling windows and doors offering magical views of the water fountain and Italian gardens. The Orangery has a capacity of 200 guests and can offer seating for as little as 40 guests to as many as 120 guests. Dining can be set formal with our 7ft round tables and white table linens or informal with our large rectangular wooden tables. The dance ﬂoor, band area and DJ are set at the opposite end of the Orangery so the venue ﬂawlessly transcends into evening without interruption.Your guests can party at one end and relax at the other. If you wish you can escape to the Italian garden and sip Pimms and lemonade in the sunshine or toast champagne under the stars, the Italian garden is yours for the duration and offers gorgeous outdoor heart shaped metal seating for up to 50 guests. We hope to meet you in the near future and thank you for showing an interest in our venue.
Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon tea. Open from 10.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week, The Orangery offers an all-day menu covering breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.
Whether you are planning a family day out at Mount Edgcumbe or a dog walk around the park, The Orangery Garden Café & Exclusive Wedding Venue simply caters for all from coffee and ice cream to breakfast and afternoon tea. They have a fantastic menu which offers a good
choice of vegan and vegetarian options and all of their food is homemade and locally sourced. Breakfast is served from 10:30am till 12noon, hot lunches served from 12noon till 3pm and cream tea, afternoon tea and sandwiches served till 4pm. You can also add a little sparkle with a glass of Borgo San Leo Prosecco for lunch or try any of their fantastic range of wines, local beers, ciders, ales and spirits. Their lunch menus are available on their website at www.theorangerymountedgcumbe.co.uk For the little ones there is a lovely range of children’s dishes and they also serve Callestick Farm Cornish ice cream which is by far one of the UK,s leading ice creams. The Orangery serves a great range of tea and coffee. New to the Orangery is their refreshing iced coffee. You can have any iced coffee you fancy from a cappuccino to a ﬂat white and they are delicious. On Sundays, new to The Orangery is there gorgeous hearty roast dinner served from 12noon till 3pm straight from the oven (no carvery here). They do a stunning homemade nut roast for all vegetarians out there and there locally sourced beef and chicken supreme is cooked to perfection and served with the prefect trimmings. Do be sure to book your table as Sunday lunch at The Orangery is often fully booked. An absolute must to try is The Orangery Gourmet Burger, homemade succulent beef burger, topped with aged cheddar and bacon in a lightly toasted brioche bun and served with roasted tomato chutney, mini gherkins and hand cut chips.
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Hard to resist, perfect accompaniment for such elegant surroundings. Add a glass of Prosecco to top off the experience and allow the excellent staff to cater for your every whim.
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The Corinthian: What will the bride of 2019 wear?
Choosing the right dress can be one of the hardest choices you will have to make for your wedding day. All the eyes will be fixed on the bride as she walks down the aisle and the dress will be the talking point of many a conversation. So what should the newlywed of 2019 be wearing?
Simplicity of design has replaced years of big volume, large embroidery and plenty of bling, creating modern, chic dresses for 2019. Since Meghan Markle walked down the aisle in a tailored, embellishment free, Givenchy gown, designers have been following suit with timeless and modern wedding dresses. A number of designers have been influenced by the Royal Wedding in alternative ways. A prominent style on the rise is the halterneck wedding dress. These sleek, sophisticated designs feel a lot more polished and grown up compared to the popular off-the-shoulder and strapless wedding dresses that have dominated collections over the past few years.
Since Meghan Markle walked down the aisle in a tailored, embellishment free, Givenchy gown, designers have been following suit with timeless and modern wedding dresses.
Other additions to this years bridal trends show super-elegant tulle or lace capes to cover the shoulders and round out the bride’s look. Another design idea that you may consider is the layered dress. Luxurious lace and bouncy tulle, in a typical Bo-Peep style, have dominated a number of bridal shows recently. Colour trends for this year include lighter colours from sky to cornflower, with touches of blue and sublte rose pinks prevelant on runways. For brides looking for a real show-stopper this year, condsider the metallic look! Yes, you read that correctly. Designers such as Jenny Packham, Mira Zwillinger and Ines Di Santo have boldly embraced the look with gold, silver, pewter and rose colours ,creating a stand-out look that would suit a cool city wedding. Finally, the headpiece is an intrinsic part of the brides attire in 2019. After seeing Princess Eugenie’s sensational emerald green tiara, there is a trend towards a reinvented look - an update on the 'old-fashioned' tiara. The celestial look has been the most popular with individual star pins in White and Pink Rose making an appearence. Look out for tiaras with nontraditional elements such as large, bolder crystals, geometric gems and pearls to give a modern twist to a wedding staple.
Passionate about your big day! Here at The Corinthian we are passionate about weddings, we appreciate that your wedding day is one of the most special and happiest days of your life and our philosophy is that it is as important to us as it is to you! We love helping couples choose the perfect tantalizing menu, refreshing celebratory drinks and awe-inspiring decoration to create your bespoke unique wedding day. In house we can take care of everything from venue set up, menus to evening entertainment, we are a one stop shop for all your venue needs helping to relieve the stress so that you may embrace the experience. Planning your wedding day creates just as many memories as the wedding day itself, here at The Corinthian we make the planning as fun as can be with food and wine sampler events as well as decoration days. We are also dedicated in supporting you through the whole experience. As said to many of our wedding couples ‘ Ask us a million questions, we do not mind. It’s your day and you need to know you are in safe hands’. The Corinthian wedding team take pride in every wedding day, over the planning stages we develop just as much as an attachment to your day as you. We love getting to know couples and watching their dreams and ideas come to life. With varied wedding packages and bespoke wedding options The Corinthian can cater to your every wedding need. If you don’t see it in the brochure don’t be afraid to ask, bespoke options are limitless with far to many to list. Our wealth of experience in the wedding industry has allowed us to create The Platinum, The Gold and The Corinthian. The Platinum encompasses all venue needs; Exclusive use of the venue, three course wedding breakfast, Champagne toast, Evening buffet, table decorations and plans along with so much more! The Gold is great for those who would like a little more independence in the planning of their wedding day but is still a fantastic package. The Corinthian is for the laid-back couple having the ceremony elsewhere. Relax with your guests and enjoy a BBQ with bubbles, then party into the evening with our resident DJ. With unique factors such as our dedicated graphic designer to create your table plans, number and name places. Along with our exclusive venue decorator The Corinthian offers the WOW factor in all aspects. For more wedding information head to www.rpcyc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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GB skeleton athlete, Kimberely Murray, knows what it takes to be at the peak of physical ﬁtness. Along with her ambition of representing her country at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, the Isle of Wight native runs her own personal training and coaching business, KimFit. Whilst on pre-season training in Lillehamme, we caught up with Kim to talk ﬁtness and get some tips on how you can train like a professional athlete.
Athletes are the best in the world at what they do right? Being ﬁt, strong, powerful, skilled… it’s their (my) job.They are essentially experts in the ﬁeld of performance so why not take note of the behaviours the exhibit to give your health and ﬁtness a little boost? What am I talking about? Athletes are genetically gifted, receive huge investments and have the privilege of training full-time. Well, I’m not going to lie, these factors are all very important. BUT there are a lot of basics that underpin the superhuman performances, and by adopting these behaviours you can supercharge your training too! I’m going to kick off with a curveball. In order to achieve your health and ﬁtness goals, rest (yes rest!) is key. You may or may not know but athletes love to sleep. This isn’t because we’re lazy, it’s because sleep is amazing for recovery. Our body adapts not when we are training; but when we are resting. Now an afternoon nap is probably not available to most people but some quality sleep is. Establish a bedtime routine, leave the phone in the lounge and get a good nights kip. Next up, we’re going to get basic. Whatever exercise you choose to do (and just chose something you like rather than the latest fad) ensure you incorporate a suitable warm up and cool down as bookends to the session. Five to 10 minutes is plenty to prime your body for exercise and to stretch out afterwards. A warm up should increase you body temperature and prepare (or activate) the muscles you’re about to use. I always warm up, and the more thorough the warm up the better I perform in the session. Time to mention nutrition and diet. Or not. I am going to scrap both those terms and speak about nourishment instead. What I put in my body serves to fuel every training session I do;
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and it’s the same for you. Food is fuel and it can massively impact how you feel and perform. I do not restrict myself from eating any foods, nor do I count calories. I chose my meals and snacks based on how much I am training (expending), what I like to eat and how it will serve to nourish me. I’d implore you to ﬁnd balance and do the same.
I do not restrict myself from eating any foods, nor do I count calories. I chose my meals and snacks based on how much I am training (expending), what I like to eat and how it will serve to nourish me.
Lastly, athletes will sacriﬁce an awful lot to achieve their dream. I have wanted to be an Olympian for as long as I can remember; it is what drives me to push myself and go beyond what I believe my limits to be. I make decisions based on how it will affect my performance and long term goal. Having these big, exciting goals helps keep me motivated when I am tired, or injured, or missing out on something.
I challenge you to set yourself a goal and write it down. And if I could be so bold whilst you’re thinking about your goal, I’d ask you to think beyond an aesthetic or number on the scales. Let’s embrace the movement away from body transformations and determining our self-value by the way we look. Forget summer bodies, let’s nourish and care for our bodies all year round; like an athlete. If we centre our goals around what our bodies can achieve and focus on health or performance rather than a clothes size then it’s more than likely that you’ll feel good and look good.
Simon White Marjon Sport & Health Sports Centre Manager It’s that time of the year again where you are most likely thinking of new year’s resolutions relating to your health and wellbeing. You join the gym and go all at it 100% for the ﬁrst couple weeks and then it tends to die down for a few months and then yet again summer approaches and you’re ﬁlled with regret that you didn’t stick to that New Year’s plan. Here are some tips on how to get the year off to a healthy start and how you can lose fat and get lean in '19.
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Running Life: Mindset, fitness & nutrition for positive wellbeing Author: Kelly Holmes Publisher: Kyle Books RRP: £ 17.60 (Hardcover) and as someone who was overweight, I decided to try and make some changes. It all started with a 3-month gym pass at my local YMCA and the decision to stick it out and see what I can do. I began by simply walking on the treadmill, then working up to running 5K. This made me realise that improvement is possible. After some time, I was soon competing in obstacle races with friends and trying new things thanks to some tips from a personal trainer. Change didn’t happen overnight, but gradually I started to ﬁnd what I enjoyed and was able to ﬁt into my routine. I didn’t set any major goals - just the attitude of trying different things and seeing what happens. Ultimately, I lost 5 stone and I found a routine that worked for me. Plus, I discovered new activities like climbing that I really enjoyed too. Then (in a moment of madness) I decided I was going to enter the obstacle assault show Ninja Warrior UK, something that eventually led to me pursuing a career as a personal trainer.
Bryony 's Story YMCA PLymouth Personal Trainer As a personal trainer and Ninja Warrior coach, people often assume I’ve always been ultra-ﬁt, and probably just born with some strange addiction to ﬁtness. This is the perception most people have of ﬁtness instructors, and it’s easy to think ‘how could someone like that possibly relate to me?’ Or when getting advice from a personal trainer, it’s easy for them to say. Just the idea of trying to establish a regular ﬁtness routine or working with a personal trainer can feel intimidating, or an impossible task. It’s easy to pass it off as something for other people, not someone like me. But when I work with my new clients, I often remember that I was once in exactly the same shoes as them. Each of us have our own triggers for wanting to make changes for our health. For me, it was after being diagnosed with an early onset of arthritis,
My participation in Ninja Warrior UK, and subsequent career as a PT is something I never could have imagined when I ﬁrst made those simple changes. While I understand that being a Ninja may not be for everyone, the point is I am a normal person who started off just like anyone else! So, if you want to make some changes, start off by just turning up and keeping it simple. You never know what it might lead to. And remember, don’t be afraid of getting some advice from a personal trainer, as we all started off somewhere too. To ﬁnd out more about ﬁtness at YMCA Plymouth, visit ymcaplymouth.org.uk/ﬁtness
Running Life is an inspirational and attainable guide to how mindset, excercise and diet - the 'Big Three' as Dame Kelly terms them - interlink to transform your overall wellbeing. Divided into three sections, Mindset, Fitness and Nutrition, this book will teach you how to make positive changes to your life and empower yourself, with each chapter featuring numerous tips from Dame Kelly.
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You're hired! With more and more learners trading their UCAS applications for Apprenticeships with companies that will not only train them, but pay them as well; we look at the beneďŹ ts of taking the apprenticeship route for learners and businesses alike.
4 to 8 March 2019 Since 2015, the government requires all young people to stay in some form of education or training until at least their 18th birthday. As many students start to consider their options after secondary education, we outline information and beneﬁts about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.
What is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualiﬁcation whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. All apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
What are the beneﬁts?
Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond. Over 50 national universities are currently offering a range of degree apprenticeships with more to be conﬁrmed throughout the year. Earning a salary and paid holiday; Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace; Increased future earning potential – apprentices enjoy marked salary increases on ﬁnishing their training and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime.
What levels are there?
There are various levels of apprenticeship to apply for depending on current skills and qualiﬁcations. Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels: Name Intermediate Advanced Higher Degree
Level Equivalent level 2 5 GCSE passes 3 2 A level passes 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation degree and above 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree
All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualiﬁcations. Some apprenticeships will require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice`s ability and competence in their job role. Some apprenticeship vacancies will display the `Positive about disabled` logo meaning the employer has agreed to take action to meet ﬁve commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. Any disabled candidate applying for vacancies showing this logo will be guaranteed an interview as long as they meet the requirements for the job being applied for (these policies have recently changed (July 2017)).
The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.70 per hour (as of April 2018), but many employers pay more than this. This is dependant on the sector, region and apprenticeship level e.g. some higher apprenticeships pay upto £500 per week.
During the Queen’s speech (21 June 2017), the government renewed its commitment to “ensuring people have the skills they need for the high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future”. Apprenticeships minister, Anne Milton, is focused on creating three million apprentices by 2020. From April, large businesses will be able to invest up to 25% of their apprenticeship levy to support apprentices in their supply chain. Some employers will pay half of what they currently pay for apprenticeship training – from 10% to 5%. The government will pay the remaining 95%. More details will be available in early 2019.
National Apprenticeships Week National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. The objective of National Apprenticeship Week is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships. The next National Apprenticeships Week will take place on March 4 - 8 2019.
Why do we need Apprenticeships?
A more engaged workforce: 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisﬁed workforce. Lower staff turnover, fewer skills-related vacancies and reduced recruitment costs: 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future. One in ﬁve employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate. Increased competitiveness: 80% of employers that employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive. A better image and greater customer satisfaction: 81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices.
Is a Degree Apprenticeship right for me?
Degree apprenticeships are similar to higher apprenticeships, but differ in that they provide an opportunity to gain a full bachelor's degree (Level 6) or master’s degree (Level 7). These programmes are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies working in partnership. Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying part-time at a university. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, and spend part of their time at university and the rest with their employer. This can be on a day-to-day basis or in blocks of time, depending on the programme and requirements of the employer. Currently, the scheme is only available in England and Wales, although applications may be made from all parts of the UK.
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Lewis Sanders OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT “Where to start? I came to Achievement Training as a very mature student, a lot of other places turned me away but ATL welcomed me with open arms. They were very informative about what the course entailed and the expectations of me while I attended. My tutor was David, he is incredible and was very patient with me throughout. The environment is so relaxed that I enjoyed going there.” Funding available for 16- 18 & mature students, subject to eligibility . Achievement Training Norwich Union House, 2 St Andrews Cross, Plymouth, PL1 1DN email@example.com Tel: 01752 202266 www.achievementtraining.com Keep up to date with Achievement Training apprenticeship opportunities! All posted on: atlplymouth atlPlymouth ATPlymouth AchievementTraining
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Ongoing training for your employees signifies that you value them and are willing to invest in them; improving retention, engagement and helping your business develop a loyal and talented workforce. Achievement Training can support you in designing a high quality apprenticeship programme to suit your business needs. Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new employees. Apprenticeships deliver for businesses and help them grow by: Reducing training and recruitment costs, increasing productivity and your bottom line, developing a skilled motivated and qualified workforce, improving customer service results and providing financial return on investment. Recruitment services are FREE! A Job description will be created for the post and once agreed it will be published on the National Apprenticeship web site for candidates to view and apply. *If the apprentice is aged between 16 and 18 years old OR 19 and 24 years old with an EHC plan
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delighted to recently have the opportunity to visit my old school, to present in front of 250 students about the beneﬁts of an apprenticeship, it was great to be able to inspire young people, just like me!
“Through my own apprenticeship, I am now able to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to others in my role as an Apprenticeships Administrator.”
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“Through my own apprenticeship, I am now able to promote the beneﬁts of apprenticeships to others in my role as an Apprenticeships Administrator.” I began working for the Apprenticeship Team at Devon County Council in October 2016 as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice, which I completed in November 2017. I was delighted to progress onto Level 3 which I am thoroughly enjoying and has resulted in a permanent position within the HR Apprenticeship Team as an Apprenticeships Administrator. I started my journey completing a Business Studies course at Exeter College. I had planned to go to University, however after my
brother, who had also been an apprentice at Devon County Council, told me about their Apprenticeship Scheme, I decided to apply and wait to go to University until after I had completed an apprenticeship. That way I would gain valuable skills, knowledge and work experience. Working within the Apprenticeship Team made me realise that HR was the career path I wanted to take as I enjoyed all aspects of the job role. That was when I decided to apply for a permanent position in the team and progress within DCC instead of going to university. I am so happy I was able to ﬁnd the right career for me and avoid the university fees too! I have been involved in many exciting opportunities such as volunteering and fundraising with The WESC Foundation, A Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment. I assisted with the recruitment process for the new intake of apprentices, something I felt I was able to offer ﬁrst-hand experience to. I have also joined the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, taking part in school talks, I was
Technical Apprentice working for Willmott Dixon Working on the refurbishment of Plymouth History Centre “The tradesmen on site are keen to get me involved and they have all been pleased to help me learn and grow. It has been great to see a job through to the ﬁnish and a real conﬁdence boost to know that the contractors have such faith in my abilities and could see that I have worked hard.” Along with working on a variety of sites across the region, Morgan also spends one day a week studying towards his Apprentice Carpenter Level 2 NVQ at Exeter College. He is also hoping to continue on and complete his Level 3 Diploma, which could allow him to take on a more supervisory role. “More people should look at the possibility of an apprenticeship. I have learned so many new, practical skills that I wouldn’t have got from traditional classroom qualiﬁcations. The skills I have learnt will take me wherever I want to go.
I am interested in working abroad and I know that my carpentry can be adapted to suit many different roles.”
“More people should look at the possibility of an apprenticeship. I have learned so many new, practical skills that I wouldn’t have got from traditional classroom qualifications."
My proudest achievement was being shortlisted for PPMA (The Public Services People Managers Association) Apprentice of the Year. I had to travel up to Leeds for a two-day competition which consisted of real-life challenges that helped to enhance my skills and abilities and gave me valuable experience. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is unsure what they want to do in the future as it is a great opportunity to continue to learn and gain valuable experience. You never know where it may take you!
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LEvel 3 and 4 Accountancy Financial Controller Plymouth Argyle Ben, the Financial Controller for Plymouth Argyle Football Club, attended Acacia Training and Development 19 years ago where he completed Accountancy Level 2, followed by an Apprenticeship with us to achieve his levels 3 and 4. On completion of his Apprenticeships, Ben started work at Pendragon Limited and then moved onto a 2 week temporary assignment at Plymouth Argyle FC in 2009, quickly becoming the Financial Controller of the Football Club. Whilst working, Ben continued his studies and progression. He has worked to achieve Professional Competence Level with CIMA and became Chair of CIMA for Devon and Cornwall Members Branch. On his return to Accacia Training recently, Ben spoke to our current Apprentices about his journey and experiences to reach the successful position he is in today. He told the group that 'while in the habit of studying - keep studying'. He relayed that passing exams took perseverance, but he is proud of his career and progression. The learners could easily relate to Ben and were enthusiasic to ask questions such as; 'What do I do next?' 'AAT or CIMA?', 'Practice or Industry?'.'Accounting or Chartered?' and what to expect and reach for regarding their role and salaries. Ben brought along additional information on CIMA, so that learners could compare between AAT and CIMA to help them decide which direction to take regarding their careers path. It was fantastic to welcome Ben back to our Plymouth Centre, he is a great example of how someone can learn and develop successfully whilst working. Our Plymouth Centre will continue to offer Apprenticships in AAT in September at Level 2, 3 and 4. We also provide Bookkeeping courses for beginners.
Your duties will include using the internet to promote and market, ensuring effective customer conversation and engagement, using social media to research marketing tactics and creating social media strategies for business. Weekly Wage: £5.00 whilst in training. National Careers Service Advise you could earn, Working Week: Monday – Friday 09:00 -17:30 Closing Date: January 31st 2019
Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice
Hair @No.1 are a friendly established salon, looking for a passionate Apprentice to work with them and grow into a talented, all around stylist. Your duties will include booking appointments, helping with the running and organisation of the salon, shampooing and conditioning, drying and styling hair and greeting customers. Your training will be one day a week at Achievement Training for the delivery of your NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing course and Functional Skills, where necessary. This is a great combination of practical and theory based learning. You will also attend a training evening at the salon once a week. Hourly Wage: £3.70 Whilst in training. Once you qualiﬁed nationalcareersservice.direct. gov.uk/job-proﬁles/hairdresser advise you could earn Working Week: Tuesday – Saturday with varying hours Closing Date: Spring 2019
Intermediate Level Hairdressing Apprentice
The Hair Bar, Drake Circus. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic hairdressing apprentice to join the new team in Drakes Circus, Plymouth. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be given duties such as booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair. Along with mixing and applying hair colouring. The salon experience generally starts at the hands of the apprentice; learning the art of scalp massage will help put your client at ease and ready for their cut. You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection – there’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.
Intermediate Level Sales Advisor Billabong are looking for an Apprentice Sales Assistant to join their team.
As the Apprentice Sales Advisor you will offer consistently outstanding service to every customer. You will professionally help customers by establishing customer needs, offering appropriate advice on a range of product choices, completing the sale professionally and accurately, and reviewing the sales process. The Apprentice Sales Advisor is to meet, or exceed individual sales targets to maximize store sales. Weekly wage: £129.50 Working week 35 hours per week, including weekends. Total hours per week: 35.00. Closing date: 21 Jan 2019
Intermediate Level Childcare Apprenticeship
Noah's Ark. We are currently looking to recruit a Childcare Apprentice to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete their Level 2 NVQ in Early Years Education. Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating nurseries and play clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. The successful applicant of this position will be joining our Devonport nursery based in Plymouth. Weekly wage: £111.00 Working week Monday - Friday, 30 hours per week. Shifts/times TBC. Total hours per week: 30.00 Closing date: 3 Feb 2019
Intermediate Level Childcare Apprenticeship
Pixieland Day Nurseries, based in Plymouth, have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their experienced team and to undertake a career in child care. You will carry out many tasks such as supervising childrens play time, engaging children in learning and play activities, and keeping and updating records. You will be working with a qualiﬁed team where you will be helping to maintain the high standards required for this position. You will also be required to attend staff meetings where you learn about the processes and procedures you will be following for this position. You will be supervised by a qualiﬁed member of staff and must follow the companies procedures including health and safety in the workplace, as well as making sure that all play equipment and books are put away at the end of the day.
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Working week: The successful candidate will be working between 30 and 40 hours per week (5days). Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 09 Jan 2019
Working week 40 hours per week, between 7am-6.30pm, Mon - Sat. Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 19 Jan 2019
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With over 180 job roles to choose from, there is something for everyone The UK construction industry is going to need 135,000 new apprentices by 2021 to help build our homes, roads and railways. It’s time to get building….. A construction apprenticeship lets you earn while you learn, putting you on the road to a rewarding career in one of the UK’s most innovative, dynamic and exciting industries. With Plymouth’s booming construction pipe-line, there has never been a better time to start an apprenticeship.
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Get inspired at this year's Apprenticeship Jobs fair Plymouth’s leading construction and manufacturing businesses are hosting a huge joint apprenticeship recruitment event as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 which attracts over 40 exhibitors and around 1000 attendees. Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers Group have joined forces again to organise an inspiring Apprenticeship Jobs Fair on Saturday 9 March, 10am-2pm in the Plymouth Guildhall. This showcases local ﬁrms including Babcock International, Princess Yachts, Mars Wrigley and Kawasaki Precision Machinery, as well as Kier Construction, Gilpin Demolition, AECOM and Obedair Construction. Aimed at engaging with young people, their parents and family, as well as adults who are considering a career change, the Fair aims to promote the beneﬁts of apprenticeships
and connect with local employers offering exciting vacancies in both construction and manufacturing. The Fair will be the perfect place to get inspired, to ﬁnd out more about becoming an apprentice and to vastly improve your chances of securing an apprenticeship – don’t miss it! There will be a chance to try your hand at taster activities, competitions, learn more about how apprenticeships work through a series of impartial career talks and also to meet current apprentices already working in these dynamic industries. For more information: www.buildingplymouthco.uk www.mypmg.co.uk
Construction Apprentice of the Year 2018 Winners: Isla Hill of Obedair Construction and Megan Douglas-Lewis of Kier Construction.
If you’re looking for an apprenticeship, the ﬁrst thing you should do is ﬁnd out which career you are interested in. There are over 100 different apprenticeships in construction and the built environment ranging from hands-on crafts like bricklaying, carpentry, plastering, tiling, highways maintenance, demolition, landscaping and scaffolding; to more technical roles like mechanical and electrical, and plumbing; to construction technicians, project management/ quantity surveying and building surveying. The manufacturing sector is ﬂourishing here in Plymouth, employing 1 in every 8 people or 13,000 in total. That’s the greatest concentration of manufacturing employment in any southern city in the country. Every year the 60 ﬁrms that make up the PMG look to recruit approximately 300 apprentices across a wide range skill disciplines. Some ﬁrms are now looking to offer degree apprenticeships. These are likely to be very attractive propositions as the lucky individuals are set to receive a graduate qualiﬁcation without the accompanying student fees normally associated with higher education. As well as the large multinational companies the City has a number of excellent small or medium sized businesses where apprentices often receive a wider range of experience due to the more simpliﬁed organisation structures of those ﬁrms. Today’s manufacturing apprentices are often supplementing their traditional mechanical and electrical studies with an understanding of computer coding and what’s known as ‘mechatronics’. Others learn other skilled trades or administrative related roles in purchasing or HR. Several of the City’s leading industrialists who run local plants within large multinational companies started out as apprentices. This route to education is attractive as it enables individuals to ‘earn while they learn’. Apprentices often get to experience work across a range of departments and therefore develop an in-depth appreciation of how their employer operates which stands them in good stead for the future. Careers in manufacturing and engineering are well rewarded and the shortage of STEM (science technology engineering and maths) qualiﬁed personnel across the country means that post-holders can expect their salaries to attract a premium compared to other sectors.
Apprenticeship Jobs Fair PLYMOUTH BUSINESSES NEED YOU!
Saturday 9 March 2019 10am to 2pm, Plymouth Guildhall
Thinking about an apprenticeship in construction or manufacturing? Come along and meet all the top employers offering hundreds of local apprenticeship opportunities in Construction & the Built Environment, and Manufacturing & Engineering. Organised jointly by Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturersâ€™ Group, try your hand at taster activities, demonstrations, sample products, competitions and also meet Plymouth apprentices already working within these dynamic and growing industries - donâ€™t miss your best chance of securing an apprenticeship!
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National Apprentice Week 4 to 8 March 2019
NVQ Level 2 and 3 Business Administration Having spent the last two years with Achievement Training as a mature student (studying Business Administration NVQ Level 2 and 3) I can safely say that without their continued support and guidance I would not have been able to completely change my career path and improve my job prospects. The whole team of staff are fantastic, really friendly and I would strongly recommend ATL to anyone and everyone who is interested in enrolling onto courses, gaining new qualiﬁcations and applying for apprenticeships.
NVQ Level 2 and 3 Arboricultural Student I am doing the arb Academy apprenticeship to further my professional knowledge and skills, in theory and practical, which will provide me with the foundation for my career. We learn about the theory side of the industry so that as arborists we can make I the best choice for the tree and we learn the practical side of the industry so that the work we carry out is done safely and to the highest of standards. I hope to become a fully qualiﬁed approved arborist who will move on to level 4 and beyond with what I have learnt at the Arb Academy The Arb Academy is a fantastic apprenticeship because it gives you the skills, support and guidance to progress through the industry and gives you a broad range of knowledge to go where you want to go within arboriculture. The apprenticeship is a great balance between work and college time and the content of the course really provides the foundation needed.
Business Administration L2 My experience with Achievement Training has helped me in more ways than I imagined! By undertaking an apprenticeship, it not only gave me the skills to balance coursework and my work in the ofﬁce, but it also gave me experience within a thriving business that’s constantly full of activity. What’s even better, you get to earn while you learn. It’s so much quicker than doing a course and then going on to ﬁnd a job, why not do them at the same time? Everyone at Achievement Training has been so lovely and welcoming and I feel I settled in super quickly. I couldn’t recommend apprenticeships enough, The amount of support you get, not just in work but outside too, is incredible and it has really and truly set me up for my life skills and future career.
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more vacancies in Plymouth Intermediate Level Flooring Apprentice
Reeves Carpet and Flooring are looking to expand their business and take on an apprentice to share their knowledge and skills with. In the early days of your ﬂooring career you will be expected to learn the ropes of the business and variety of ﬂooring tasks carried out. The more experienced you are, the more responsibilities and tasks you will pick up.
Technical Apprentice Willmott Dixon Working on the refurbishment of Plymouth History Centre “I’ve been working with Willmott Dixon for the last ﬁve months and I have really enjoyed working with the site team on the Plymouth History Centre. I really enjoy the dynamic team that I am now part of and the work itself is very interesting with every day posing new challenges. So far I’ve done quite a few different jobs such as site inspections with the assistant building manager and a daily site diary as well as learning how to induct new sub-contractors to the site.
"I really enjoy the dynamic team that I am now part of and the work itself is very interesting with every day posing new challenges." “Over the course of the project I hope to continue to grow my knowledge and achieve my construction technician college qualiﬁcations. By the end of my apprenticeship I will look to build on my knowledge and extend my qualiﬁcations even further. The completion of the Plymouth History Centre project will also coincide with completing my college course and I’ll hope to then either get a university apprenticeship with Willmott Dixon to further my qualiﬁcations or have a career with the company as a construction technician and rise through the ranks of this exciting and diverse company.”
Intermediate Level Business and Administration Apprentice Corporate
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust IM&T Department is offering an exciting opportunity to join its busy, friendly and vibrant IT Call Centre team as an Apprentice Service Desk Call Handler/ Administrator. Weekly wage: £138.75
To start out, the job will consist initially of fetching, carrying and tidying around materials whilst observing the Senior Fitters laying the ﬂooring.
Working week Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Shifts/times TBC. Total hours per week: 37.50 Closing date: 7 Feb 2019
The ﬁrst skills you will learn will be sub ﬂoor preparation to include underlay and grippering which is required for each job. When you have mastered the basic tasks you will start to build on your knowledge of the materials and ﬂoorcoverings used and how to ﬁt them. The types of ﬂooring you will be dealing with are; carpets, vinyls, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and commercial ﬂooring then when you have built up the skills required you will be given more duties which can include measuring up the rooms and speaking to customers about the types of ﬂooring you are ﬁtting.
Intermediate Level Automotive Apprenticeship
You will be required to take instruction from the Senior Fitters and work closely with them to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible throughout the early days of your ﬂooring career. You will have one to one support which will give you a head start in the industry. You will be working in people’s homes mainly so will need to be polite and well mannered, whilst promoting Reeves Carpet and Flooring at all times. Weekly wage: £148.00 Working week40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Total hours per week: Typically working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You may be required to carry out weekend work depending on the location of the job that you are working on. Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 20 Jan 2019
Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice
Sitel has fantastic opportunities available at their Plymouth site in the iconic Ship Building at Derriford Business Park. They are a successful global company with sites all around the world, supporting well known clients in delivering ﬁrst class customer service every day. As they continue to grow, they are welcoming individuals who are looking to develop their transferrable skills in a customer service environment and join their Apprenticeship Programme Launching February 2019! This opportunity is to work within the team responsible for providing excellent customer service for their Leading client ‘John Lewis’.
Lloyds Auto Reﬁnishers. This is a brilliant opportunity for a body repair apprentice to be involved in the preparation of vehicle bodywork including collision and corrosion repairs. This employer is looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their busy team. The role will include assisting in tasks such as valeting vehicles prior to customer collection, the preparing and repairing of vehicles prior to reﬁnishing. You will be supervised at all times by a fully qualiﬁed member of staff who will introduce you to the specialist tools and equipment involved in this role. These range from basic hand tools to power tools and measuring equipment. Weekly wage: £148.00 Working week: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 21 Jan 2019
Intermediate Level SEAT Service Advisor
Vospers Of Plymouth Limited. Our Service Advisors are the main point of contact for customers when their vehicles are with us for maintenance or repair. We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic apprentices to join our team and help us to deliver a customer service experience that will delight our customers and encourage their continued loyalty. The Service department is vital to the success of our business. Our Service Advisors play a pivotal role in delighting our customers and encouraging their continued loyalty. This is a varied role where you will work with all departments bringing a friendly and energetic approach to your daily work. Weekly wage: £148.00 Working week: Monday – Friday. 0830 – 1730. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be conﬁrmed on application. Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 14 Jan 2019
Weekly wage: £320.00 - £332.00 Working week: 8am – 9pm Monday to Sunday. Total hours per week: 40.00 Closing date: 1 Feb 2019
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When they are ready for assessment, their anxiety can get the better of them. I offer practical tips such as; Have a good breakfast – brain needs feeding! Keep hydrated, take water in with you – brain needs a drink too! Get a good night’s sleep before – brain needs rest and recuperation! Don’t waste time doing something you’re unsure of. You can always come back to it after you’ve answered the ones you know. When they pass, I do get a ‘thank you for all your help’ from the learners. I acknowledge the feedback and remind them to recognise their own hard work. I provided the tools for them to learn, they crafted the skill… Learning little and often wins the race
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Insider knowledge What will the interior of 2019 look like?
From mid-century inspired furniture, velvet fabrics, open plan themes and the space-age look ; we consider them all to predict the interiors trends of 2019.
Understandibly, there has been a lot of emphasis on both the bedroom and bathroom being havens of tranquility; the rooms where we need to relax and unwind. However, the living room of 2019 has seen a plethora of design ideas that follow this mantra. For the past few years, greys have dominated the colour scheme of the living room, but with a new year comes a focus on a more neutral palette. Warmer, friendlier tones of oatmeal and stonewashed linen are to be the order of the day for 2019.
If you prefer to add a bit of texture to your walls, then velvet is the “it” fabric of the moment. With the potential of crushed velvet pillows or eyecatching upholstered walls — there are many opportunities to embrace this versatille fabric. If you prefer a running theme in your home, velvet is also a great addition to the bedroom. Many of our interior inspirations will come from places we have been or stayed. One trend that has taken off recently, and is seen everywhere from hotels to restaurants, bars to appartments, is 1950's chic. Names such as Eames, Bertoia and Saarinen have inspired furniture designers for decades, using materials like steel, wood
and leather to help create an avant-garde look. Todays designers are creating their own 'midcentury modern', with space-age styled furniture that showcases irregular shapes and tapered legs to inspire a new generation of interiors. Continuing the 'space age' theme, constellations and stars are a popular décor feature. If you want to be in trend, it’s time to add some sophisticated astronomy and zodiac patterns, star-strewn plates, galaxy murals, galactic surfaces and cosmic tile work.
If you are considering updating your dining room this year, there are a number of colour schemes, fabrics, textures and accessories that will leave the neighbours wanting to 'keep up with the Jones's'. A statement wall has traditionally been the staple of the living room in recent years, but experts agree that this trend will now be seen in the dining room of 2019. Look out for velvet dining chairs in deep reds, greys and greens as these colours compete to be the tone of the new year. As with the living room of 2018, wallpaper will make a cameo appearence with colourful patterns and prints idominating a feature wall. Dining tables take on new shapes and textures this year with round tables in marble complimented by vintage chairs and mid-century lighting such as a unique chandelier. As with the living room, velvet fabrics will also take a
prominent role, with classic minimalist chairs creating a vintage look with a modern twist. Accessories to look out for include futuristic vases and bowls to sit on the dining table, rugs in polka dot or block pastel colours to break up the ﬂooring, as well as understated wall art that includes line drawings and block colours.
In any home, the bedroom should act as a sanctuary from the outside world. Last years opulence of four-poster beds and dark broody, boutique-style tones are replaced with softer, white or very light walls. A white-themed bedroom looks clean, chic and elegant and has an air of calm. Dress it up with an accent wall that creates focus or by adding colour tones through cushions, throws and wall art. Balance is the key word in the bedroom, as experts suggest selecting different sized furniture (for example, a thinner bed frame with prominent side tables) to allow a room to breathe. For those who are more daring, explore bolder colours, and try using a monochromatic approach. Different shades of the same colour can work, but be careful to choose the right color based on your taste and availability of bedroom furnishings in that same shade. If you add accessories, select those that enhance the hues, tones, and tints of the primary colour. You can have too much of a good thing!
There is no doubt that the theme throughout the home of 2019 is mid-century modern - even the bedroom cannot resist the urge with decorative bedside tables, chaise lounge and foot stools taking on the space age look.
Over the past decade, the kitchen has become the heartbeat of the home, as more an more home owners create a social hub where food is cooked, families and friends congregate and work can also be achieved. As we saw in 2018, the industrial look is still strong with clean, contemporary work surfaces such as concrete, quartz, natural stone and marble maintaining their popularity. The combination of light and dark colour schemes will still be the vouge in 2019. New colours such as olive greys and darker blues will compliment the clean work surfaces to create a modern look. The trend of concealing dishwashers and other white goods continues, as the uncluttered look lends more to entertaining. Open plan is therefore still the dish of the day in the kitchen of 2019, helping the transition from its everyday family use to entertaining zone a simple one. Metal ﬁnishes such as bronze, steel and copper continue to make their mark on everything from furniture to accessories, adding to the industrial look. To ﬁnish the look, consider some Industrial style pendants. These continue to be all the rage, this
interior design trend is one of the of the most enduring and set to continue its appeal.
There are two distinctive styles taking shape for the bathroom of 2019. Firstly, the minimalist look. More and more residential bathroom designs are taking a 'studio loft' feel. As with the industrial kitchen, there is an emphasis on creating space and keeping bathroom appliances simple but elegant. Free-standing sink units and baths, walk-in showers, clean lines and an open plan feel gives this style a small-scale living feel. Marble tiling for both wall and ﬂoor, combined with wooden furnishings, gives a dramatic contrast and the entwinement of the two materials creates clean and elegant decor composition. The second style entertains pure opulence. A Victorian-style of dark walls, grand architecture, show-stopping cast-iron roll-top baths with balland-claw feet, ﬁnished with chrome or rose-gold furnishings give a sense of grandieur. For a more dramatic look, how about introducing at least one show-stopping feature – dramatic ﬂoor times, a hugely ornate or a Renaissanceinspired setting. Whether it is a single room make-over or a complete home refurbishment, we hope the following ideas will inspire you to create the perfect sactity to relax and unwind.
On the Move?
Director, Cross Keys Estate Agents Well what can we say about the housing market, it has been a bit of a merry-go-round this year and looks to continue to be excitable for the next 12 months. Brexit has dominated my clients conversations increasingly for the last few months and I am continually being asked for my opinion on what impact that this will have on the housing market, I will endeavour to answer this in the most simplistic of ways towards the end of this article. After the last recession, when property price went in to freefall, it took several years for them to level out and several more before we saw any increase. During this time we saw repossessions increase and a lot of forced sales as the rising cost of living, wage cuts/no wage increases meant that people were needing to sell properties and in a lot of cases at lower prices that they had been bought at. 2014 saw the ﬁrst signs that there was a recovery on the horizon and now in 2018 we have seen that the property prices for houses are back to similar or even better values that before the recession, unfortunately that cannot be said for ﬂats and apartments here in the South West. When the government introduced the higher stamp duty requirements for all second properties, the buy-to-let market was to all intense and purpose brought to a halt. This added increase has stopped landlords in their tracks and unless they could get the properties at knock down prices, they, in the majority, have decided to wait things out and see where else their investment should go. First time buyers are now not as one would expect. Previously fresh faced 20 something’s looking to start their home owning lives either as singletons or as young couples. Now with rent costs spiralling, wages not increasing as they
should and unable to save a sufﬁcient deposit for the rising costs of houses, they are staying at home longer to save on their cost of living. Now ﬁrst time buyers are in their 30’s, partnered up and in some cases with their own families. Dual incomes now mean that they can afford to jump passed the ﬁrst step on the housing ladder and target the mid range family market instead. A lot of our 3 and 4 bed family homes are currently being sold to these older ﬁrst time buyers.
time buyers are now "First not as one would expect. Previously fresh faced 20 something’s looking to start their home owning lives either as singletons or as young couples.
On the older side of this equation, we ﬁnd the true cost of the low interest rates. Most of the more settled home owners have climbed the housing ladder and now sit close to the top. Looking at the time of their lives where they are nearing retirement, the question of how they are going to pay off their living expenses becomes increasingly worrying. Previously our savings and pensions should have been able to provide sufﬁcient funds, but seeing as how the interest rates have stayed pretty much frozen since April 2009, pensions cannot be guaranteed to cover these costs. On the ﬂip side, the cost of living,
Will 2019 be the year you move home? Some of Plymouth's most respected property experts give their opinion on the local market, helping you make a more informed decision on your next move.
has continued to rise year on year which has created an imbalance for many and forcing them to revise their plans and in many cases they are “downsizing” to more modest properties with reduced running costs and thus able to bring the living expenses in line with their reduced incomes. Again we ﬁnd the mid range family homes are popular for this, which brings me to the conclusion that the reason for the main increase in value for the family homes in this area is down to supply and demand. Plymouth house builders are not building enough 3 and 4 bed family properties and therefore when Cross Keys Estates gets a house in this criteria come to the market, they are usually sold in a matter of days, sometimes even the same day that they come to market and more than often at the top of their price range and even sometimes over asking price. If we go back to the ﬁrst point “Brexit”, all I can say is what I believe. I do not feel that the housing market will go down, even if we leave on the WTO option (No Deal) will there be a cliff edge disaster? When we had the referendum 2 years ago, the general public was warned of an immediate recession and disasters that would cripple us and bring our country to its knees. Did this happen?, No it did not and the opposite has in fact happened. If/When we leave the European Union, will major European companies stop trading with us?, will we stop buying Mercedes / Volvo / Audi / Volks Wagon cars?, I don’t think this is the case. The comparison I am trying to make is that although due to uncertainty, the property market may “Slow down”, I am conﬁdent that the property prices will not “Go down”.
How will three key changes to regualtion affect renting in 2019
Director of land and New Homes , Lang Town & Country James Clarke MNAEA, Director of the Land & New Homes department of Lang Town & Country, reﬂects upon an emerging trend within the New Homes market in Plymouth. We are one of the only specialist New Homes Estate Agents within the area and we are currently marketing everything from one bedroom apartments, perfect for ﬁrst time buyers right the way through to ﬁve bedroom detached executive homes. We have noticed a growing trend in ‘downsizing’ and this has been increasingly apparent in three of our high speciﬁcation apartment schemes. The Pearn is a beautiful conversion of a former residential home in the highly sought after area of Hartley. This development consists of just 10 two bedroom apartments and are exclusively for the over 55’s. These apartments created a real buzz and 50% of the apartments were actually reserved prior to launch. Cala Court, which is also situated in popular Hartley, is a new build development of 8 truly stunning apartments. Each of these well appointed, two bedroom homes have their own private balcony offering breathtaking views across the city of Plymouth. This development also proved popular with buyers and the last apartment has now been reserved. And ﬁnally, The Old Dispensary situated in the ever-popular Millﬁelds. A stylish conversion sat within the 26 acres of this prestigious former royal naval hospital complex. This development boasts a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and many have views over the beautiful walled grounds of this unique site. This build is now complete and we only have a few apartments left to market.
With all three of these sites, a large number of our buyers have been retired couples looking to downsize their family home. They have all conveyed very particular key desires on their ‘wish list’, which have successfully led them to their new homes. Features such as ‘parking for visiting family’, ‘additional storage arrangements’ and ‘generous room sizes’ are important for these buyers. However, the main appeal of this type of downsizing tends to be the signiﬁcant reductions in monthly outgoings and the clear advantages of a low maintenance home. This is a trend that is set to gather momentum as more developers look to offer these types of homes within their portfolios. We are currently working on several exciting new schemes and the ﬁrst of these to launch is the 2nd phase of Pier 15. This development of six well-appointed apartments, complete with lift, is within walking distance of the historic Plymouth Hoe and waterfront. Conveniently placed close to a new doctor’s surgery and with many amenities nearby, this development looks set to continue the trend. James Clarke offers a bespoke consultancy service for developers, alongside a portfolio of new homes for sale. Tel: 01752 256000 – email@example.com
A cap on tenants’ deposits. The cap isn’t fixed yet, but could amount to a limit of the equivalent of five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, and six weeks’ rent over £50,000. Many landlords have got used to taking six weeks’ rent as a deposit, so this change will mean they have less of an insurance against serious damage. But it will make life easier for tenants. Three year tenancies. This will give tenants longer term security, but make it harder for landlords to swiftly remove a difficult tenant. A ban on tenants’ fees. This is a big change, as tenants currently pay substantial fees to landlords or lettings agencies for various tasks like carrying out an inventory or checking up on references – or just finding them a property. This work costs money, so someone will have to pay for it. The upshot of these three changes? Most probably higher rents. In the case of the ban on tenants’ fees, it’s hard to see how it won’t lead to this. Letting agencies will need to charge someone for the work they do, and that will become the landlord, and many landlords will want to cover that extra cost – and the only person who can cover it is the tenant. So: no fees is great for tenants. But higher rents isn’t. As a result, rents, like house prices, have risen faster here than the UK average. That trend probably wouldn’t have changed even in the absence of the regulatory changes. But with the regulatory changes, the pressure for rent rises has gone up a couple of notches. However… in times of uncertainty, with economic clouds on the horizon, rapid increases in rents may look reckless. So, although I expect to see considerable rises, I think they will be tempered by a general air of caution. Landlords can, after all, remind themselves that the value of their property has gone up, and many will ruefully swallow many of their extra costs. But let’s remind ourselves. The only thing we can be sure about is that things won’t stay the same.
new homes On the Move? Good news for first-time buyers as house prices drop by 1.4% in November 2018 Not so good news for homeowners..... Britain's biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, have released data (November 2018) that suggests that UK house prices are rising at their slowest rate in six years. The average house price in the UK now stands at £224,578, just a 0.3% increase on November 2017, with prices falling by 1.4 per cent on the previous month.
Uncover a hidden gem in Modbury House hunters looking to get their hands on a fabulous new home in the sought-after Carey Gilliland of Madison Oakley town of Modbury should explore Bloor Homes’ development at Palm Cross.
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Russell Galley, Halifax managing director stated: ‘High employment, wage growth and historically low mortgage rates continue to make home ownership more affordable for many, though the need to raise a significant deposit still acts as something of a restraint on the market,’ he added ‘This is largely offset by relatively limited supply of new and existing properties for sale, which continues to sustain house prices nationally,’
There is room for optimism, especially for new homes buyers, as house price come down in some areas, property becomes more affordable While there may be a seasonable aspect to the slowdown, the market is likely to be erratic moving into 2019 as uncertainty over a Brexit deal remains. While this is good news for first-time buyers, Halifax says raising a 'significant deposit still acts as something of a restraint on the market'. The data from the Halifax also shows that on a quarterly basis house prices fell by 1.1%. As for 2019 predictions, there seems to be a united belief that the market will continue to be subdued until the economic and political situation changes. The longer these factors linger, the more painful the road ahead may look. However, there is room for optimism, especially for new homes buyers, as house price come down in some areas, property becomes more affordable which consequently could boost the economy by increasing spending power and buying capacity.
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the Willow offers you need to see it in person. We’d be delighted to show you around - just give us a call to book an appointment.” Sherford is a new town with all the facilities that residents might need within a small radius, including the new Sherford Vale School, open spaces and a community park, cafes, pubs & restaurants, a leisure centre, town hall and library. Taylor Wimpey recently donated 150 daffodil bulbs to Sherford Vale School as part of its national Proud campaign, showing the housebuilder’s commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which it builds. Melissa Langton added: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Sherford development and we want to leave a place that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building. We were thrilled to work with pupils and staff from Sherford Vale School ≠on the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that the Sherford community will admire in years to come.”
Primary School in Mary Dean Avenue. A further £51,000 will be used to improve existing play areas nearby, in Fraser Place and Bampflyde Way. More than £95,000 will be paid to South Hams District Council to help upgrade football pitches in Aylesbury Crescent and at the Roborough Sports Ground, and about £2,100 will be set aside for the Tamar Estuaries and Plymouth Sound Protection Areas. Taylor Wimpey has also pledged to create new play area on the development site. Coplestone Heights can be found off Allern Lane, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4PP. To register your interest in a new home call 01392 442601.
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