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Ariane Schrack & Simon Grossi


The Fox and The Child

Gloria Cycles

The Brighton based band that we think are heading for the big time



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J’aime La Cuisine Française





Welcome to the third issue of Zone Magazine.

CONTENTS GARDENING: September Sort Out Time to get back in the garden?



FILM: The Fox and The Child 6-7 Movie review from Graham Thomas.

FASHION: Rare Fashion Zone fashion feature on





FOOD: J’aime La Cuisine Française 8-13 Wonderful French inspired dishes.

INTERIORS: French interiors


WINE: Wine Recommendations From Charles Mears-Lamb.

TRAVEL: French destinations More great travel destinations from Beacon Travel.
















MUSIC: Gloria Cycles These guys are good!

EXHIBITIONS: Photographic exhibitions 52-55 Listed by Tom Van de Enckevort



RESTAURANTS: Local restaurant directory





Welcome to the fourth issue of Zone Magazine. This issue has a slight French twist to it. We feature two talented French photographers, we have some French interiors, French inspired cuisine and a review of the film, The Fox and The Child by French director Luc Jacquet. This magazine also sees the first band profile feature on the very talented Gloria Cycles, from Brighton. Another great fashion series and much more. We are also really pleased to announce some improvements to our website. Not only can you download the magazine as a PDF, maybe to view later on a laptop offline, on the train for example. But now you can view the magazine online, no downloads needed, really simple navigation and really intuitive to use.


As always, we are really interested to hear from anyone who has local interest stories or wishes to promote their club or organisation, please get in touch and we can help you with that, usually free of charge. We hope you enjoy this edition. Andy Newson


We are looking to recruit some advertising sales people. We are looking for experienced sales staff to work from home selling advertising space for the magazine. Salary is commission based only and applicants should be local to the magazine areas. Please email your CV to Andy Newson

ZONE TEAM: Editor: Food Editor: Garden Editor: Film Editor: Advertising: Photography:

Andrew Newson Samantha Newson Jill Hart Graham Thomas Andrew Newson Andrew Newson

Contact us: Telephone: 01892 662191 Email:


September Sort Out By Jill Hart


ell, the holidays are over and the summer’s winding down. Hope your plants survived your absence if you were one of the lucky ones who got away. The combination of sun and rain was certainly a big help in the garden! Time to take stock now and decide what, if anything, needs changing in your plot. Maybe your perennials are getting over-crowded, so now’s the time to split them up and move them around the garden. It’s always worth trying them in different areas, especially if it’s a plant you’re particularly keen on. This way you can increase your stocks without having to spend any money. If you’ve no gaps or just want to plant something different, then give the excess plants away to friends and neighbours. Somebody will always be glad of your cast-offs! Another way to increase your stocks is to take cuttings and now’s a good time to do it. Fuchsias, geraniums and penstemmons are amongst the plants which are fairly easy to propagate from cuttings. Put them into pots, water sparingly, keep them somewhere cool and light and they should soon root. Bulbs are appearing in the shops and garden centres now and September is the start of the bulb planting season. Get them in soon and they’ll get off to a good start while the ground is still warm. Daffodils and crocus are two of the most popular bulbs and, to my mind, you can never have too many. Plant them in clumps or dotted around the

garden wherever you can and you should have a stunning display come spring. Some daffs start flowering in January, so if you choose your varieties carefully, you could have flowers for 4 or 5 months. In fact, last year the daffs in the Millennium Green opposite me started flowering in December and went on until March. Now that’s what I call value! Unfortunately, I don’t know what variety they are or I’d go and buy some. There are lots of other types of bulbs around and it’s fun to try a few different ones each year. Some will do well, whilst some won’t so it’s all trial and error. Tulips like to wait until November before being planted but choose them now or you might miss out on the variety you’d set your heart on. Other jobs for September are to give your hedges their final trim, pot up a few tender herbs to put on the kitchen window sill and there’s still time to sow spinach and winter lettuce. Pansy and sweet pea seeds can also be planted this month. Better give the greenhouse a bit of a clean up too when the tomatoes are finished, so that it’s ready for any tender plants that you might want to bring in to over-winter. September’s also a good time to plant out new trees, shrubs and climbers etc. It’s still warm enough to get them settled but not so hot that you have to be constantly watering them. Not unless we get an Indian summer! Last but not least, once the frost has blackened the dahlias it’s time to lift and store them. Ready for next year when you can start all over again!


“Fuchsias, geraniums and penstemmons are amongst the plants which are fairly easy to propagate from cuttings”

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I’m taking a break from DVD recommendations this month and concentrating on visual entertainment in its purest form – cinema.

Summer at the local multiplex normally only gives one the choice of a Hollywood blockbuster or a bit of animation for the little ones (quite often both in one hit). That was certainly the case when looking at options from the local branch of a big cinema chain this week.

Images from the film The Fox and The Child.

It was a different story at the wonderful Uckfield Picture House though. Yes, they were showing Hellboy 2, but they also seemed to be the only place for miles that were featuring Luc Jacquet’s new film, The Fox and the Child. You may have seen Jacquet’s last venture, countless did. March of the Penguins was a triumph and he continues his study of the animal kingdom with this new release. Jacquet’s focus is not on plot, but that is not a criticism – not from me anyway. Here we focus on the only human character of the film, an

unnamed girl, and her quest to befriend (and therefore tame) a fox. It really is as simple as that. From the opening scene, an ethereal, autumnal vista, The Fox and the Child is a breathtaking visual treat. It was filmed in France, near the Swiss border, in a forest surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The story spans all four seasons and each are picture postcard perfect. This scenery, combined with first rate documentary style footage of a vast array of animals, makes the film irresistible. This picture proves that family


films do not need fictional worlds found in the back of wardrobes. Our planet is already so full of magic. The Fox and the Child is in many ways nostalgic. It puts me in mind of several live action Disney (or Disneyesque) films from the distant past, notably The Incredible Journey, but certainly has 21st century visuals and a more serious message. The nostalgia is heightened by the look of the child’s bedroom and the film’s soundtrack. Early parts of the score use a harp and xylophone, which invoke the sound of a music box.

Later on, the child uses a crude wooden whistle to communicate with the fox and we begin to hear the sound of a piccolo each time the fox is on screen – no doubt this is personal to me, but I always think of Peter and the Wolf when I hear instruments used in this way (more nostalgia from my childhood). For all of The Fox and the Child’s plus points, I do have one major gripe (OK, two, but I can’t really insist on dropping dubbing for subtitles in a film aimed at young children). For its English language

release, this film loses its original French narration (a reflective commentary by the, now adult, young girl) and is replaced by an English duplication from Kate Winslet. Obviously this casting is a commercial decision, but it sits uncomfortably with me. Winslet seems stilted and more than a little prissy in her delivery (is that even possible in French?!). Perhaps a French actress speaking English would have worked better. That said, The Fox and the Child is captivating and I’m certain that children will enjoy it for its simplicity, beauty and superb cast of woodland creatures.



J’aime La Cuisine Française Cooked by Samantha Newson

Photographed by Andy Newson


Baked Camembert Okay, I know what you are thinking. This sounds a bit easy! Well it is, it’s so simple, but then some of the best ideas in the world are simple.


It’s like a fondue for the naughties, so give try it and see what you think.

Peel the garlic and lightly crush it so it breaks in to a few smal peices. Rub the pieces over the top of the cheese.

If you serve as a starter for a dinner party, it leaves you pretty free to concentrate on the rest of dinner.

Make a number of holes in the cheese with a skewer and drizzle a little wine over.

Serves 2 as a lunch or 4 as a starter

Bake the cheese for 20-30 mins at 200ËšC/Gas 6.


1 Cambembert - in a wooden box 1 clove of garlic, lightly crushed A splash of white wine

Remove all the wrapping from the cheese and place the cheese back in the box.

Serve immediately with some nice chunky bread or anything you fancy dipping in...carrots, celery, bread sticks etc.


Salmon & Creamy Champers Button Mushrooms This is our new favourite dish. You seem to be able to buy good salmon fillets at a pretty reasonable price now, maybe it’s to do with more salmon farms, but I’m not complaining, I love salmon. The recipe uses champagne too, so is a really good excuse to finish the rest of the bottle! Serves 2 Ingredients:

10g butter 1 shallot - finely chopped 1 glove garlic - crushed 150g button mushrooms 2 salmon fillets sunflower oil 100ml champagne 3 tbsp double cream 1 tbsp cream cheese Fresh tarragon leaves Salt & pepper


Melt the butter, add in the... shallots, garlic and mushrooms. Cook for about 15 minutes over a gentle heat. Season the salmon and grill for 15-20 minutes. 5 minutes before the salmon will be ready, turn up the heat on the sauce and add in the champagne. When it’s boiling, add the cream, cream cheese and tarragon. Season to taste. We’ve served this with some baby new potatoes and some fine green beans, with just a touch of butter on.




Poached Peaches Again, simplicity is the key here. Peaches are delicious and with a very simple recipe, you can have a beautiful dessert. Serves 2



Place the peaches in a small saucepan.

2 peaches 1 tbsp castor sugar 300ml Muscat dessert wine 1 sprig of rosemary

Pour in the muscat and sprinkle over the sugar. Cook on a low heat for 20-30 mins. The wine should no more than gently simmer. Half way through the cooking time, add in the rosemary. Serve with a generous dollop of cream or mascapone.


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I have been aware of Ariane’s photographs for some time now, what really appeals to me about her work, is the feeling and emotion that comes through the softness of the images. I have no idea what the two girls are doing in this image, but it doesn’t matter to me, I just love the warmth, softness and the casual glance of the girl on the left, back to her friend. Ariane Schrack was born and raised in Paris, where she still lives. You can see more of her pictures here: Interview and more images on the following pages.





Andy: It seems that you have a fairly low-fi approach to your image making, which is really appealing. What equipment do you use? Ariane: I use only film since about a year now, because there are so many joys with it. And I dislike the sharpness and global looks of digital, which is merely a matter of personal taste. I carry my beloved Leica Minilux, a sweet 35mm compact camera, everywhere I go. I use also an equally beloved TLR - a Mamiya c220. My next toy is a 6x7 rangefinder camera, a Fuji GW670III. It will arrive soon - I bought the Minilux and the Fuji via flickr, from great photographers: Mark Wickens and Daniel Shea (I do secretly keep hoping some of their skills will magically spread to me).

made me think are photographers whose work I’ve discovered on flickr, or friends: people with whom I can interact. Andy: Do you have any future plans for your photography? Ariane: My only plan is to find some room to stock my increasing number of pics and negatives... Andy: Can you provide a few links to particular images or photographers that you really like at the moment? Ariane: That’s tough... at this very moment, I’d say: raoul/2712723090/ by Raoul Gatepin

Andy: Is photography a profession, hobby or obsession perhaps? hinius/2412709271/ by Hin Chua

Ariane: I work in film (I mean cinema), so of course image is a huge part of my way of thinking and my cultural background. mollusk/397389672/ by Mark Wickens

I mostly do snapshots, and I lack commitment, patience, and gift to ever consider taking photography seriously. I don’t post-process, because I’m lazy, and already spending too much time in front of a computer. To me, photography is fun and personal, while film/cinema is work (which happens to be also fun, but that’s not the point). I enjoy the sense of freedom I get from photography, as opposed to cinema where you work in team (read: make concessions) and where each decision costs money and has more or less impact on the whole crew. Andy: Do you count on any particular photographers as inspiration? Ariane: I admire numerous famous photographers... Soth, Arbus, Parr, Frank, Eggleston, Newton, Weegee, Depardon, Sidibé, Sanguinetti... they are so many. But the ones who really

Andy: I like to ask about what music photographers listen to, would you mind creating a mix tape for us? Ariane: No problem. Editor note: Unfortunately appears to be offline for the time being, something to do with a problem with the RIAA. Hopefully it’ll be back up soon.










in front of a strong crowd and winning various opportunities along the way.

Gloria Cycles have been very busy this past year, recording an impressive portfolio of songs for the bands debut album, playing numerous UK shows and festivals including The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Beachdown Festival, Offset Festival and Taubertal Festival (Germany).

All this recent fanfare seems a million years away from when Kenny McCracken (lead vocals, guitar) and Julian Ward (lead guitar) first met and decided to go in to musical partnership whilst studying in Brighton. Not long after, they happened to stumble across the 6’2”, bass-playing, sweet singing, beauty by the name of Jen Dalby (bass, vocals), who had just relocated to the seaside from Newcastle. The whole was soon complete when they found the percussive talent of Jack Hannan (drums).

ailing from breezy Brighton, Gloria Cycles are set to introduce themselves to the forefront of British music with a string of gig/festival dates and also via their debut single ‘Vegas’. Released 30th July on Limited Edition Green Vinyl through their very own record label Wendy Bike Records.

Their debut single Vegas impressively went straight in at Number 29 in the Radio 1 Indie Charts on word of mouth alone. The band were also part of the Emergenza Competition 2008 which took part across the country featuring the UK’s best up and coming artists. Gloria Cycles were eventually crowned winners of the event that took part over 5 rounds with the final being played at London ULU in front of 1,000+ fans. As part of the competition prize the band were subsequently invited to play at the Taubertal Festival in Germany in August. A festival, which saw them, pitted against the respective winners of other heats run by respective European countries under the Emergenza flag. Gloria Cycles came, saw and promptly conquered by being announced the winners of the pan European competition performing the victory set

Far from being another run-of-the-mill indie guitar band, Gloria Cycles are as diverse as their characters and musical references. “I’m influenced by everything from elevator music to rave,” says Kenny, who pens all the lyrics. “Via Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Cure, Supergrass, Randy Crawford, and My Bloody Valentine.” The ever swelling fan base in Brighton has certainly taken Gloria Cycles to their adoring hearts, singing every song back to them at home gigs. The band also boast a successful new club night, ‘Gloria’s Big Night Out’, that brings not just great music, but also table tennis, bangers and mash and fancy dress to the dance floor. These chaps certainly know how to entertain.


Andy: Where does the name ‘Gloria Cycles’ come from? Julian: When Kenny and I were looking to start a band we met in The Basket Makers Arms in Brighton. Great pub with old tin signs & tobacco tins covering the walls. One prominent sign in the left corner as you enter through the main door reads ‘Agency for Gloria Cycles’. After researching it, we discovered that the name is from a Cycle manufacturer based in Coventry (Gloria Cycle Co. 1898) They no longer exist and apparently if it’s after 70 years its ok to use an existing name. I hope...

the weird one, If I Wanted To Tell You, and not only does the style of music vary in such tracks so does the tone and seriousness in the music, for example the contrast between No Zeros and then Weak or Moon. But bands that I do listen too vary from Talking Heads to Lord Kitchener, what has always inspired me about bands, is the power that music has on people and then the burning desire to be in a band. That’s a feeling a think a lot of people can identify with. People hear a band and think christ that is cool, I want to do that. That’s inspiration...or is that me drunk in a field at a festival!

Andy: What artists and bands do you Andy: Do you remember when you broke my The Jesus and Mary Chain draw inspiration from? album??? Kenny: Julian: Ha Ha!! ‘Automatic’, I still Boney M, The Shins , Belle & Sebastian, Young Knives, Supergrass promise you It was an accident. Im going to get you a new one. Julian: Elbow, The Who, Grandaddy and Andy: So, top 30 in the indie chart millions more. with VEGAS. That’s pretty cool, Jen: Dont know if im inspired by when and where can we get the any one in a musical sense, as we single and album? conjour up so much stuff out of thin Julian: The single is available as air and there’s a few sides to Gloria download from iTunes and other Cycles that tips into a few genres, online outlets. We also had a 1000 with the likes of Chancer to Bag and

limited edition 7” green vinyl done that can be bought in various Indie stores throughout the UK. Rounder in Brighton for the Sussex shopper. The album is due for release in April 2009.... Andy: Tells us about the album, song titles, inspiration, where you were when you wrote songs, what they’re about. Kenny: Inspiration comes from everywhere really. ‘Vegas’ the single is about paranoia and drug taking, ‘Wonderbus’ is about chicks on buses in Brighton, ‘No Zero’s’ is about there being No Zero’s in music. I write mostly when I’m drunk on red wine on my computer or after a night out. I get ideas and pile them all in to my computer. Some songs are written this way, others are triggered from ideas when we rehearse and mess about in the studio. Jen: The album was recorded in two different places, started off in Cornwall and then moved over to Brighton, it took roughly 6 months to record. All the songs were ready o go and written, but I think the


processs of recording the album really brought our sound together, as production is about experimenting as much as recording a song. Through experimenting I think we found we had a couple of other songs that we had in us, like Chewed Up and Chancer. Andy: What music are you listening to at the moment, any new bands that you like, or old classics perhaps? Kenny: Fionn Regan, The Shins, Nick Drake for a bit of depression. Julian: Andrew Bird, Ludovico Einaudi, Portishead new album Jen: Ooohhh, opened a ‘pandora’s box’ here havn’t we. Well, I love my old swing time jazz, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, to a bit of Ethiopian Jazz, recently bought, The Very Best Of The Ethiopiques, tremendous, bit of calypso meantioned earlier with Lord Kitchener, but a current couple of bands that are wicked, Of Montreal

and Panda Bear. I could sit hear all day and talk about what music I’m listening too, but I think it would be best to hand you over my ipod on shuffle whilst you, the journalist types this up!! I got a grammaphone for my birthday a few weeks ago, so I’ve even been listening to a few 78s of Gracie Fields! Andy: Tell us more about this Emergenza International Festival? Julian: A competition that we originally thought was only in the UK that we entered after hearing about on Myspace. Bands went through on crowd votes so the pressure was on to get the ‘rent a crowd’ up to London as the first one was at the Bull & Gate in Kentish Town. We got through that one and went onto the second round at the Purple Turtle in Camden. That was a tricky one but

we made it through to the third round at Dingwalls in Camden. A venue that we were yet to play and couldn’t wait for. Our true fan base turned up from Brighton and we made it through to the Final at ULU (University of London Union) This was hilarious, Jen (Bass) worked on the “Rent A Crowd” coach from Brighton and we rammed it. The evening passed with manic confusion as too many tickets had been sold and they stopped letting people in. Our crowd got in, watched us play and then left for a local pub as the bar ran out of booze before the results at the end of the evening. So, the 4 of us are standing at the back of the venue, no mates or fans in sight and in reverse order the bands are read out. Gloria Cycles on top, but silence.... We start cheering and convinced one another that we have won and we didn’t miss hear it. No one clapped or cheered and we felt like muppets!!

ZONE.BAND-PROFILE From there we went to Germany to compete at the Taubertal festival in Rothenburg against the winners from the other competing countries. We all played over 3 days, met some amazing people and talented musicians. The Editors, The Hives and Futureheads were some of the other bands playing over the

weekend on the main stage (not in the competition!) We were lucky to have taken our winnings all the way as the panel of judges put us through as the best band. It was nuts, we had to perform on the main stage at 7pm on the Sunday night to many humans. We loved it!

Andy: What’s next for Gloria Cycles? Julian: Its only a serving suggestion but we are planning on manufacturing a new crisp. Can’t say any more at the moment. Kenny: I’m going to become a Diving board mechanic working out the bounce to weight ratio on a 25m board. Jen: We’re going to set up a removals company seeing as that’s all we seem to do, Kenny, Jen and Jules have packing boxes and lifting heavy goods down to a fine art. That and bumming aside I think its singles out and eurotastic fabness thanks to emergenza, gigging our little fingers off. Album is out April 2009 and there are 3 or 4 more singles out between now and then. We have just signed up with a booking agent so the gigs and touring will be getting manic this side of Xmas. Music has to be grass roots these days so its all about the live dates - we get out in our ex Royal Mail van as much as possible and drive around the country like loons.

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Simon Grossi photographer profile Artist Biography/Statment: Name: Simon Grossi Where you were born? Alencon/ Normandy Where you live now? Alençon Website/portfolio? (temporary/ in construction) redirection to flickr

I starting practising photography 4 years ago. I’ve always had an interest in it and in cameras. I used to like looking at photographs in albums, mine and other peoples. My parents used to own a Canon

AT-1 with several lenses, and an old Zenith which belonged to my Mother when she was younger. I was never really allowed to use them, apart from when we would go on holiday to Brittany. I sometimes had a chance to use them when they wanted me to take a picture of them. They had bought me a plastic compact 35mm, but to be fair it was very bad. I would also have disposable cameras for school trips; one of them actually enabled me to take panoramic photographs in Spain. I had promised myself that I’d buy a reflex camera one day when I had the money. Since then, I have owned compact digital cameras that took



nice pictures and I finally bought a reflex digital camera about 4 years ago. I then purchased the Kiev 6-C which taught me much about traditional film photography. Flickr has really been helpful for me to improve my skills as I used to envy other photographers’ work and to read all the technical comments and advice. To me, photography is a good way to share with people and things on a long term basis... and it’s also the story of our days. Everything changes so quickly...

Simon Grossi

When people look at photographs of old times they say it’s like an old movie as everything’s different; things change, backgrounds change, people change, the scenario changes, the music’s different. That is why I would like to take more photos of situations of everyday life as well on the streets as anywhere else. I prefer taking unexpected portraits in natural light than in a studio. Most of the time, people don’t like posing or waiting for the photo to be taken. Therefore, I like to take the pictures without the subjects awareness, especially when it then pleases them.

ZONE.PHOTOGRAPHER-PROFILE One day, a friend of mine told me “You make people look beautiful”. I think that is the most touching compliment that I have received with photography. Andy: What equipment do you use? Simon: I currently use a Hasselblad 503cw with a normal lens and a Canon 350d with different lenses. I also own a Canon AT-1 to practise 35mm film (traditional). the camera I spoke of earlier, that belonged to my parents. My Kiev 6-C is broken and doesn’t work anymore.

I can’t wait for the Canon 5d’s successor to be out. Andy: Is photography a profession, hobby or obsession perhaps? Simon: Photography is a leisure activity which has become an obsession. I also think I don’t take enough photos as I’m working. I would much rather like to chose topics to make more series on actual themes. Important themes of society would be good too. I would love to travel more, walking, wandering around in France.. and foreign cities to meet people and situations that I can take photos of.


Andy: Do you count on any particular photographers as inspiration? Simon: The ones I count on are very ‘classical’ but I’d say that Richard Avedon, Alec Soth, Cartier Bresson, Doisneau have had a great influence on me. The movie “War Photographer” about James Nachtwey’s also touched me.

Simon Grossi

Andy: Do you have any future plans for your photography? First of all, I would love to exhibit but for now I don’t have the money or good enough pictures to do so. If I ever exhibit, I’d want it to deal with a special theme that could make people think and wonder. I wouldn’t want the

ZONE.PHOTOGRAPHER-PROFILE people coming to the exhibition to just think I take ordinary pictures that they could take themselves. Maybe it is just that I’m not ready to start exhibiting. And I’ll want to test studio portraits and learn the use of flash, softboxes etc. Andy: Music is important to me and sometimes influences me

with my photography. I’m asking photographers if they would create a mixtape via Muxtape is currently unavailable because of that damn RIAA. You can still check my ‘’ hi-tekznologik/ I’ve been listenning to a lot of Why?, The Pharchyde and


Bon Iver, the Dodos, and a new talent called Arch Woodman whose album will come out in November. Andy: Can you provide 5 links to particular images or photographers that you really like at the moment? I must be the person having the largest number of favourites on Flickr. I am sorry, there are loads of photos that I particularly like so I’ll give you more than 5 links. louobedlam/ sparadrap/ http://coquerel.francois.

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website within a few days of arrival. Our showrooms are devoted to showing customers how French antique furniture can be incorporated into a contemporary home of any style or size. The atmosphere is one of an original French brocante; Louis XV armchairs sit beside 1950s café tables and Venetian mirrors hang above 18th century consoles. There is always a good selection of armchairs and sofas, and an inspiring range of fabrics to choose from for their upholstery. We have a range of Basque cotton striped and 100% linen fabrics produced in France, for upholstery of furniture, curtains and soft furnishings. The French House is the only outlet in the UK for these fabrics, which originate from Lille, Lyon and the Basque Country.

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Bonjour, La Mer La Rochelle and the Atlantic Coast

Sandwiched between the famous Loire and Dordogne regions and equally as beautiful, is France’s Atlantic Coastal region of Charente – Maritime. With weather to rival the Riviera of the south yet without the crowds and within a day’s drive of the ports. For most, a visit will surely include a visit to the famous fortress port of La Rochelle or the military harbour and town of Rochefort, before heading off either inland to explore the many chateauxs along the River Charente or out to the islands of Re’, Aix and Oleron, connected to the main land by bridges.

La Rochelle The port is still the main attraction of this city, the famous 14th century towers protecting the gateway offering a rich cultural history that is obvious as you wander its streets, meandering between the medieval houses with their open timbers. Additionally because of its coastal location, La Rochelle plays an important part with maritime conservation where you can visit one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. Also the city hosts many summer festivals celebrating its maritime heritage. With excellent rail, sea and air links with the UK, La Rochelle is an excellent weekend getaway, or an introduction to the surrounding area if you plan to stay longer.

The coast The Atlantic Coast in France is perfect for watersports, especially those who enjoy surfing or kitesurfing. If watersports are not for you, the coast is full of many sandy beaches or harbours to explore, take the children rook pooling or to build sandcastles a pastime for everyone. Of course with many café’s along

the coastal promenades, it’s perfect for sitting back with a croissant and coffee and watch the world go by. Renting a cottage, villa, farmhouse, or staying at one of the family holiday parks, is an ideal base, and with many areas being quite rural, a walk through the stunning countryside, or visiting one of the many vineyards of the Cognac region is to realise the regions beauty. Combined with either hiring a car if you fly or arrive by train, or if you take your own, the flexibility to do what you want at the relaxed pace that the area forces you to succumb to. For longer breaks you can also venture further inland to the villages and towns on the Charentes and Limousin borders where there are many impressive chateauxs, most notably in La Rochefoucauld and Angouleme. So if your only previous visits to France have been trips to the northern ports or to Paris, then dust down your phrase book and book your next trip to this stunning area of the world, it could be the start of a new love affair.


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Ferit Kuyas City of Ambition Photofusion 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 Ferit Kuyas: City Of Ambition until 27th September “City Of Ambition is a series of colour photographs from Chongqing, one of the largest cities in the world. The images aim to reflect the sheer dimensions of the cityscape. Like most of my work, this project has autobiographic roots: I got to know the city through my wife’s family who live there. Chongqing was granted municipal status in 1997, rather late compared to Shanghai. But the people of Chongqing are very eager to show the world and their sister cities in China who they are. Together with the booming economy, this leads to an explosion in city development. Construction sites and cranes can be seen everywhere. What is taking place resembles Manhattan in the 1920s with the construction of skyscrapers. So Stieglitz’s name for Chongqing, City Of Ambition, reflects its transition. “I am mostly interested in the outskirts of Chongqing, where the city can’t really be seen, but rather sensed. Also construction sites and places of change are of main interest to me. They show us metaphorical facets of the huge changes taking place in contemporary China. Astonishingly, Chongqing is an unknown place for most people in the western world. The city is located in Southwest China’s region of Sichuan and was the capital of China during World War II. The municipality is populated by approximately 32 million people.”

Highways near Nanbin Road, Chongqing 2005

Office Building and Security Guard, Chongqing 2005 All images are copyright Ferit Kuyas. For further information on the exhibition, please contact Photofusion on 020 7738 5774 or email PHOTOFUSION | 17a Electric Lane | London SW9 8LA T: 020 7738 5774 | F: 020 7738 5509 | E: | W:


Proud Galleries - Central Buckinghamstreet, WC2

Johnny Cash: A Definitive Portrait

until 14th September The exhibition features photographs from the whole of Cash’s career, and brings together the work of several respected photographers. Of particular note are the photographs by Marvin Koner, which are being shown here for the first time having been ‘lost’ for 40 years. ........................................... Proud Galleries - Camden Stables Market, London N1

Forever 27

until 9th November A portrait of the much mythologised ‘27 Club’, the group of ill-fated rock stars whose lives have been tragically cut short at the age of 27. Featuring iconic images from a collaboration of worldrenowned rock photographers, it will present a definitive look at Rock & Roll’s most infamous member’s club. From a group of over 30 musicians belonging to the Club, Proud Camden will focus on the five most legendary, depicted through iconic and never before seen images. Featuring many striking images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and Kurt Cobain, this revealing show promises to celebrate their talent and shed fresh light on their short lives and mysterious, untimely deaths. ........................................... Hoopers Gallery 15 Clerkenwell Close, EC1

Colin Jones: Classic Dance

from 5th September This rare collection of black and white prints of the most iconic figures in the history of dance on stage, in rehearsal

and behind the scenes. Colin joined the Royal Ballet School in 1953, later joined the Royal ballet as a dancer and went on their 1958 world tour. Colin comments: “I photographed the other dancers, my mates. I saw what the public doesn’t see... it fascinated me. Whenever you saw pictures of ballerinas, they were always glamorous, perfectly posed. But I photographed the day-today reality.” ........................................... Magnum Print Room 63 Gee Street, EC1

Eve Arnold

from 18th September As one of Magnum’s earliest female members, Eve Arnold’s archive is as diverse as any from photojournalism’s heyday. Ranging from portraiture to editorial assignments, advertising and long term projects, it reflects the flexibility and tenacity needed to sustain a career spanning over 50 years. When she started in the 1950s, Arnold was a forerunner of the changes taking place in portraiture, which saw a more natural approach applied to all subject matter, whether Hollywood studio stars or documentary on the lives of poverty stricken potato pickers. Her empathy and determination, led to amazingly candid portraits of key Twentieth century figures from the worlds of politics and popular culture, such as those of Malcolm X and Marilyn Monroe represented in this exhibition. ........................................... Host Gallery 1 Honduras Street, EC1

Foto8 Awards & Summer Show

until 13th September A celebration of the best in reportage, portraiture and landscape photography, where

emerging and established photographers come together to exhibit their work and sell prints. Foto8 is committed to engaging audiences. In 2008, this commitment will be culminated into the first annual Summer Show where audiences will experience Foto8 quality photography while also being able to purchase affordablypriced prints. Rarely has this type of event been accessible in London, as Foto8 hopes to pave the way for beautiful, inspirational and affordable photography. Photographers have been encouraged to submit entries of their work, as single images or as a short series, to be considered for inclusion in the Summer Show. Images will be chosen according to aesthetics and substance, yet all works, regardless of photographic genre, will be considered to allow for a wide-range of styles to be exhibited. Audiences can expect to see the work of emerging and established photographers on display in the one space for this seven-week long event. ........................................... Michael Hoppen Gallery 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 www.michaelhoppen

Tiina Itkonen: Ultima Thule

until 7th October An exhibition by Finnish artist, Tiina Itkonen. These largescale colour photographs capture the artist’s fascination with the cold, barren and infinite landscape of Greenland. Steeped in blue light many of these photographs show the human outposts, the dog sledges and brightly coloured houses, in this Ultima Thule, border of the known world. There are no roads between towns in Greenland so travel 53 is not easy. Itkonen journeys

by helicopter, small plane, hunter’s boats and dog sledge but only if the weather permits, if not then maybe tomorrow - “immaqa agaqu”. She will wait for the right moment to shoot, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days, preferring to photograph when it is cloudy or foggy due to the variations in light quality. “It is fascinating and comforting being able to see far away. No trees or tall buildings to block the view. A broad view can be hard to capture in a single frame. The picture does not tell what is far and what is near, nor what is large and what is small. An iceberg is the size of a house of flats. An island that looks like it is two kilometers away is actually ten times further. Even my eyes cannot tell these things.” As global warming closes in on Greenland the shrinking glaciers reveal new land masses, the winters are milder and the ocean does not freeze for long periods. At Illulissat, where many of these photographs are taken, the ocean has not frozen for years and the ice in northern parts of Greenland is getting thinner. The ice now only supports the weight of a man for a few months a year, putting hunters and fishermen with their dog sledges in danger. This makes Itkonen’s photographs more poignant - she is now capturing a vanishing landscape. ......

Joseph Zsabo: Jones Beach

until 19th September For the past 30 years against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Joseph Szabo has captured the melting pot of humanity on one of the America’s busiest beaches. Amongst the sea of bodies on Jones Beach, Szabo’s camera isolates both rare moments of introspection and unashamed exuberance. Images of tanned muscle men, a catwalk display

of beach wear, heavily oiled skin, masses of sprayed hair and shy adolescents reluctantly in swimwear all reveal the dynamics of the beach. These photographs show the city and all its different tribes of people displaced to the coast for the day. Divisions and class boundaries are temporarily forgotten along with inhibitions about body size and shape. With no agenda, the near perfect and the flawed are all documented with the same respect and tenderness in these vital photographs. ........................................... The Photographers’ Gallery 5 & 8 Great Newport Street, WC2

Fashion In The Mirror

until 14th September The international photographers in this exhibition undress the theatre of fashion and question the creation of perfect beauty. Fashion in the Mirror is an overview of their self-examination and a rare look behind-the-scenes of fashion photography from the 1950s to the present day. Finding both comedy and poetry in the set-up of the studio, the exhibiting photographers turn their cameras on the processes and paraphernalia of the fashion shoot. Photographers become mirrored in their own work and, as viewpoints are inverted and gazes misdirected, cameras stare back out at us expectantly. Revealing the fashion industry’s secrets and undermining its glamorous illusions, the photographers in this exhibition create work that exposes this world from within. ......

In Focus: Hans Aarsman

until 14th September How often does it happen, that you leave the shop without making the purchase after all? This project invites us to

consider our compulsion to own, to keep and to collect. It invites us to slim down our addiction to material things, using photography as a space and money saving device. Contributions to this display are welcome. ......

Danny Treacy: Them

until 14th September In this series of work, British born photographer Danny Treacy uses abandoned clothing to construct eerie suits, which he then wears in these lifesized portraits to become Them. Dressing up in the suits for the final portraits, Treacy appears faceless and enveloped, both threatening and vulnerable. Looming out of the black background the figures could be urban warriors or mythical beasts. The effect of these photographs is haunting and uncertain. The processes in this work add new layers and meanings to the idea of the self-portrait. ........................................... National Portrait Gallery St. Martin’s Place, WC2

Eamonn McCabe: Artists And Their Studios until 19th October Celebrates the publication of Eamonn McCabe’s new book, Artists and their Studios. The book includes portraits of thirty-three artists in their studios, of which fourteen are shown here. The subjects span fifty years of art making from those who came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s and are still working today. These include Howard Hodgkin and Frank Auerbach, whilst Richard Long and Michael Craig-Martin emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. Three recent Turner Prize winners, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry and Simon Starling, are


shown in the context of their contemporaries, Stuart Pearson Wright and Maggi Hambling, working in figurative art. Want To See More Of Me? until 7th September A new series of portraits of Black British film actors by photographer Donald MacLellan, partnered by the UK Film Council. This dynamic group of images, opulent and rich in colour, celebrates both the individual and collective achievement of these actors and contributes to debates around diversity, onscreen representation, content and portrayal. In selecting a cross section of well established actors as well as those at the beginning of their careers, MacLellan highlights the depth and range of talent in the field and raises questions about the roles that are available to Black British film actors. Says MacLellan, ‘if you look again at my portraits you will see that each of the subjects is looking directly at you, most of them in a challenging way’. ........................................... AOP Gallery 81 Leonard Street, EC2

125 Magazine: The Future

18th Sept until 27th Sept 125 is a magazine which, accroding to the makers, acts as a completely unbiased photography gallery, open to both emerging and established artists, and making affordable art available to all. Dedicated to providing a platform for artists to produce work that would not be viable in conventional magazines and having published work by 140 different contributors from across the globe resulting in “coffee-tablebook-style” magazines. This exhibition celebrates issue #12 and shows a

selection of the work by the 18 photographers contributing to this issue. ......

AOP Open

until 13th September The Open exhibition showcases selected photographs from the annual AOP Open competition. The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers so there is a diverse range of imagery on show. One of the only major photographic competitions accessible to everyone; innovative, exciting and full of inspirational images, it encourages photographers of all levels to submit their finest work. 82 images have been selected from a record breaking 1,800 entries, by a panel of industry professionals. ........................................... IPG Gallery The Independent Photographers Gallery 3 Old Brewery Yard High Street, Battle East Sussex TN33 OAF

Unveiled: Harriet Logan

Curated by Julian Stallabrass October 3rd – November 15th The Independent Photographers Gallery (IPG) funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and supported by Rother District Council, Future Films, and East Sussex County Council, presents the first UK exhibition of “Unveiled” by Award Winning photographer Harriet Logan, as part of this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial. Logan has worked on many cutting-edge stories including, The Conflict in Somalia,The War in Sudan, The War in Bosnia, The Persecution of Christians in Pakistan, Rape in Kosovo, and Illegal Diamond Mining in Angola.

In December 1997, Harriet Logan was commissioned to go to Afghanistan to document the lives of the Afghan women under Taliban rule. Fifteen months before, and after three years of bloody fighting against the mujahedeen, the Taliban had taken control of the country. At that time Afghan women were living under the very tight restrictions imposed by the Taliban. These “decrees” included many aimed at women i.e. “Women are not permitted to work outside the home or go to school”; “Women should not step outside their residences, if they do they should not wear fashionable clothes and cosmetics. They should not attract unnecessary attention to themselves”, “No laughing in Public”, “No music is allowed” and “No kite flying” As a result, women were forced into wearing the bhurka and giving up their professions to be imprisoned in their own homes. Under cover, Logan undertook the dangerous task to photograph women and to document their stories. “According to a Taliban decree it was illegal for a woman to ride in a car with Logan, or even to talk to her. The risk of having their photographs taken was even stronger as the Taliban considered photography as a form of idolatry. But the women risked their lives in order for these stories to be heard by the outside world. “We have been forgotten, and we need the right to speak. If no one hears what we say, nothing will change”.

The Definitive Restaurant Listing

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Zone Magazine is a lifestyle magazine for men and women. This issue includes features on fashion, photography, film, music, food, wine, trav...