10th June 2013. Members of Oldfield based gym, CrossFit, joined forces on Sunday 9th June to hold a rowing challenge in aid of the Bath Rugby Foundation. Using a rowing machine, members of CrossFit Bath rowed as far as they could for one minute each, with every rower being charge a donation of £1 to row. After members battled it out and challenged each other, the two men and women with the furthest distance took home a signed Bath Rugby shirt, teeth whitening by Bright White Smiles, paintballing at Hamburger Hill and a Paleo cake by Bath Baby Cakes.
The challenge was inspired by the fundraising efforts of gym member and Bath resident, Sarah Burgess, who is preparing to undertake another 28 mile row challenge of her own. On Saturday 15th June 2013, Sarah, who also plays for Bath Rugby Ladies, and her other half and fellow CrossFit member, Sam Pullen, will join a team of local novice rowers to undertake the Bath Rugby Foundation’s Ultimate Row Challenge – to row in a Cornish gig from Isles of Scilly to Land’s End. This daunting and difficult 28 mile row, which being sponsored by the new Blackberry Z10 handset, is expected to take over seven hours.
Sarah Burgess said, “We really appreciate the help that the guys at CrossFit have given us, from allowing us to use the gym and the equipment for this event, to pushing us to our limit during a workout. Since joining CrossFit Bath nearly a year ago, my mentality towards challenges like this has changed, and will allow me to persevere right to the end of the row, irrelevant of how tired we are or how much pain we’re in. It’s a very daunting but exciting challenge!”
Ollie Mansbridge, owner of CrossFit gym said, “Sarah and Sam are embarking on a huge challenge which will test them not just physically but also mentally. Both Sarah and Sam pour every ounce of effort into their CrossFit workouts and never give up when faced with adversity. This will make them a huge asset to the boat and put them in great stead going into the challenge. Their mental strength will help pull them and the team to the finish line.”
Donations can still be made to Sarah’s fundraising efforts or the Ultimate Row Challenge team by going to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Sam-and-Sarah or www.justgiving.com/brf
Pictures Courtesy takingpictures-sport.co.uk
DESIGNERS including Diane von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson have all created bespoke masks for The Elephant Family charity event. The Elephant Family is an initiative that aims to protect Asian elephants and their habitat – they have enlisted the help of a host of leading artists, photographers and creatives to participate in their Animal Ball.
Carrie was hand picked from a host of designers and milliners to create masquerade masks for The Elephant Family Animal Ball which is to be held this year in the presence of TRH Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
It is an incredible opportunity for Carrie who is exhibiting 2 pieces at this event, a swan and a lion. Her Lion was recently picked as one of 13 of the masks to be featured in Vogue Magazines Press release on Monday 13th May.
For those of you not already acquainted with the wonderfully unique world of Dick Willows, where have you been? Conveniently and beautifully situated on the Box Road, in Bathford, Dick Willows provides locals with all the fresh produce and wood they can possibly want. But that’s not all. As you negotiate the bumpy driveway, with its pile of newly chopped wood and van loaded for delivery to your right, you are aware at just how large a plot this is, but possibly unaware at what lies ahead!
When Dick took over, just four years ago, he clearly had a vision of more than just cider making. He is gathering up the community and showing them just what our glorious area has to offer. The shop stocks locally sourced food, wine, ale and, of course, the exclusive Dick Willows Cider, as well as ecologically sound produce, from detergents to glassware.
The apple barn is still huge though, but with some extremely clever use of space, Dick has managed to squeeze in nine, yes nine small boutiques! Well, eight small boutiques and one ‘Walk of Curiosity’. They’re as eclectic as the man himself, and you’d be hard pushed to ﬁnd such a wonderful collection of shops on most high streets these days. Whether you need a gift for the model train enthusiast in your life or a handmade corset for those special occasions, ﬂowers for the mother in law or bicycle parts for the more adventurous, they’re all here and more. The more in this case, being the wonderful mix of antiques and curios on the ‘Walk of Curiosity’ upstairs.
While you’re browsing the boutiques and curios, the tempting smells waft around from The Pepperpot, the adjoining cafe. Do pop in. It’s a great place to relax with friends or with a borrowed book, in front of a roaring log burner. The coffee is excellent and the breakfasts are huge. For a different atmosphere, why not make a Friday evening reservation with a loved one.
So, as you head out of Bath on the A4, do not pass Dick Willows by but pull in and stop a while. Personally I’ve been crying out for a place where I can replenish the log pile, sample a few ciders and get ﬁtted out for a corset all under one roof. It’s my own private heaven.
Check out the website, http://www.dickwillows.com/ for information on Dick’s Cider Tours and upcoming workshops and events.
You can also ﬁnd up to date information on events such as Apple Day and the Wassail (The Waking of the Trees). A nod to our pagan ancestry and a jolly ﬁne excuse for mulled cider and drum banging
Hope for Tomorrow provide Mobile Chemotherapy Units to bring cancer treatment closer to home.
Appoint’s Katherine Ashman, Rowena Smyth and Karen Everett are signed up to walk 3 Peaks in 24 hours. In an energetic fundraiser, the ladies will leave behind the comfort of their busy recruitment office in Bath to don their walking boots and brave the Three Peaks Challenge; requiring participants to climb the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowden) – all in 24 hours.
The Challenge takes place on Saturday 4th May 2013 so there’s plenty of time to prepare for the climb.
Katherine Ashman Managing Director of Appoint says “we’re thrilled to be taking on this challenge for Hope for Tomorrow a truly wonderful charity operating across the South West and we hope to raise at least several thousand pounds.”
Christine Mills, Founder and Trustee of Hope for Tomorrow says “in our 10th Anniversary Year we are extremely grateful for the support of Appoint and wish them the best of luck with their Three Peak Challenge ”.
To find out more, or to support Appoint in their fundraising, please visit: http://virginmoneygiving.com/appoint3peaks
For more information on Hope for Tomorrow please call Claire Cosgrove on 01666 505055 or via email email@example.com. For more information on Appoint Recruitment and their 3 Peak Challenge please call Gemma Bolton on 01225 470908 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The school has a simple aim – to demystify the world of wine, and give hands-on learning through tasting experience., via a series of one day courses, and more in depth six week courses. The courses are designed to broaden knowledge of the world of wine, boost confidence in selection, and most importantly to increase the students’ enjoyment and appreciation of wine.
The courses will be run by Tristan Darby, an ex-actor and singer, with 15 years of catering experience, who set up the Bristol Wine School four years ago, and has run courses for many of the top restaurants in the Bristol area, with a focus on teaching the principles of food and wine matching.
Richard Lecoche, Great Western Wine Retail Business Manager commented: “Our customers have been asking us for a wine school for years – so we’re delighted to launch the Great Western Wine School! Tristan shares our approach to wine. He has an easy, likeable presenting style – in part due to his acting and singing background; but mostly down to his no nonsense, unstuffy, informed approach to wine. If you want to learn more about wine, have some fun, and be able to make more informed wine buying decisions this is for you.”
“The idea behind the courses at Great Western Wine is to expose students to a variety of styles and wine types in a relaxed and inclusive tutored environment’, said Darby. ‘We want to ignite a spark in our students that the world of wine isn’t just a place for elitists and connoisseurs, but that given the right information, it is a fascinating place full of variety to be enjoyed by all.’
The Great Western Wine school launches on 23rd February, with a series of one day and also six week courses. Further information, and details of the courses can be found at http://www.greatwesternwine.co.uk/wine-school
For further information , please contact
Great Western Wine
TRISTAN DARBY: ‘from cabaret, to cabernet’!
Tristan is a qualified wine educator, who set up the Bristol Wine School four years ago.
Born and raised in Bath, Tristan spent 8 years as an actor, singer and theatre director, following a Performing Arts course, whilst also gaining vast experience in the catering world, from front of house to sushi chef, in between acting and performing roles.His interest in wine began from his work in restaurants, but also from his time on the road,touring with a theatre company, where learning about wine became a hobby and a form of entertainment!
Having run wine tastings, for a number of years, Tristan set up the Bristol Wine School, and formulated courses, which he has run for Averys, Bordeaux Quay and Hotel du Vin.
We are delighted to announce that the Abbey Hotel, Bath, is now showing stunning artwork from a selection of artists represented by Modern ArtBuyer, the contemporary art sales website (www.modernartbuyer.com), also based in Bath.
The Abbey Hotel has been undergoing refurbishment to create an elegant hotel ideally suited for Bath’s broad range of visitors. As part of the Abbey’s focus on ensuring an elegant and enjoyable stay for its guests, the hotel is working closely with Modern ArtBuyer to hang a gallery of contemporary artwork throughout the hotel for guests to browse and even buy, while they relax over coffee or sip their evening cocktails.
The work has been selected to reflect the stylish, boutique feel to the hotel and the collection includes wonderful pieces by Jason Keeley, Lisa Creagh, Paul Bennett and Rob Ashdown. The gallery will be a permanent fixture at the hotel and the artwork will be changing continually to keep guests engaged and inspired.
Jessica Lloyd-Smith, Director, Modern ArtBuyer said: “Bath has a reputation for being an exceptional centre for art, so it’s fantastic to be able to exhibit some of our artists’ work at the Abbey Hotel and reinforce that strong reputation to the city’s visitors.”
Christa and Ian Taylor, Owners, Abbey Hotel said: “We want to give our guests not only a stylish stay in Bath but also a cultural one. We already offer award-winning dining and interesting keynote talks, so it’s exciting to be developing our gallery for both visitors and locals to enjoy. The work looks incredible and we hope everyone will love it as much as we do.”
About Modern ArtBuyer Limited
Modern ArtBuyer Limited was founded in January 2012 to provide an online channel (www.modernartbuyer.com) to showcase selected contemporary paintings, limited edition screen prints and photographs to the internet generation, ensuring that integrity and quality of work are paramount throughout. Prices are attractive and the diverse and constantly growing selection of artwork ensures the varied tastes of our audience are satisfied.
Customers can feel reassured about buying from Modern ArtBuyer knowing that all artists are carefully selected for their quality. In addition, the website offers an opportunity for customers to try out artworks on their very own wall using our clever ‘Changing Room’ app to give that extra layer of comfort. A ‘no quibble’ returns policy is in place for all customers.
About the Abbey Hotel
The Best Western Abbey Hotel is one of the best-located hotels in the centre of Bath, just moments away from the famous Pump Rooms, Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, Bath Abbey, and the city’s brilliant shopping area.
The Best Western Abbey has 60 comfortable bedrooms, and a peaceful lounge and bar for a Bath afternoon tea or cocktails. The award-winning Allium Brasserie, under our acclaimed chef Chris Staines, is open all day, and is already one of the best places to eat in Bath. And our Terrace Cafe offers the best people-watching in town.
For images or for more information, please contact:
Jessica Lloyd-Smith, Director, Modern ArtBuyer Limited
We all have magnificent brains…most of us have mislaid the instructions!
This app gives you the missing instructions. Then you can track your happiness, compare it with the rest of the world and share your results with your friends.
Gavin* from think… training has trained & coached thousands of people around the world. He keeps it simple because…it was never meant to be complicated!
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Developed by Created in Bath Ltd
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“The past is history, the future a mystery…
today is a gift, that’s why its called the present”
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Gavin gained a wealth of experience in a range of senior management positions in the financial services and publishing industries. His experience in group training and personal coaching ranges from working with Board Directors in the NHS and finance sector to delivering training around the world from Kazakhstan to Tobago … Deli to Hong Kong… Tunisia to Bournemouth !!
From this wealth of experience in dealing with so many different people Gavin has crystallised his thinking into simple step-by-step instructions to help you take control of the way you feel rather than have things happen to you…. After all… happiness is just a thought away!!
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We’re opening in Milsom Place, on 14th November until 30th December. Selling all of the amazing pre-loved designer items from our site www.fashionbloodhound.com After the success of last year’s pop-up we’ve returned to Bath.
Think again – meet Bath Rugby Ladies.
Burly? Never. To meet the girls in the street, or more likely in the gym, one would be hard pushed to tell most of them apart from any other athletes.
Mindless? No. Half of the squad are graduates, many having met while playing for the University of Bath, and day jobs include engineers, teachers and biochemists and several of the players are currently studying at College or University.
Mud? Okay, that is inescapable.
But a new era is set to kick-off at Lambridge following Bath Rugby Ladies’ decision to join up with the Bath RFC, an amateur club that has existed since 1865. In 1996 the men’s team moved to form Bath Rugby Plc at the start of the professional era.
It was intended to reinstate a men’s senior team after a two-year period but the lack of a proper ground delayed that for 16 years, during which time the youth section continued with no adult sides to progress to.
But with Bath Rugby moving their training facilities to Farleigh House, Lambridge is now free for use and is currently being redeveloped to allow Bath RFC to make it their home. It’s great that finally, after waiting 16 years, the teams can now work together from U7 – U18 along with the mens and ladies teams after years of playing at separate locations.
The Ladies team have been based at Lambridge since they were established in 2004 and, having narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premiership in 2010-11, will be pushing for Championship 1 South honours in the coming season.
Along with a change of club, the team have many new players this season and have also introduced a new coaching set up who look to take the team into a new era. The team are keen to get more women from the Bath area involved in the game – there’s already a variety of experience levels from novice to experienced so anyone is welcome to the team.
A number of former Bath Rugby Ladies have gone on to gain international honours: England internationals include Nicola Hoole, Marlie Packer, Natasha Hunt and Izzy Noel-Smith, while current players Caryl Thomas and Aimee Young have both gained full caps for Wales.
There are great opportunities to develop existing skills or learn from scratch with the Bath Rugby Ladies team, so regardless of experience, we welcome any ladies that are looking to develop their rugby skills and knowledge and at the same time, meet new people and get involved in a local club.
Lizzie Passingham, Bath Ladies newest member says ‘Thank you all for your support and encouragement from the start. As a new member you all made me feel really welcome and part of the team’.
The ages of the players vary from 17 to early 40s so you’re never too old to start something new! So if you are wanting to find something where you can keep fit, meet new people and you enjoy playing and supporting rugby then get in touch!
The Ladies train every Tuesday and Thursday at Lambridge from 6:45pm and play most Sundays. If you’re not too keen on getting dirty on the pitch, all of our matches are free so everyone is welcome to come along and support the team – there is always hot bacon rolls and tea available in the new clubhouse for those rainy days… Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BathRugbyLadies for details of our next matches or come down to the clubhouse and check out the notice board.
Please contact Sarah on email@example.com or 07816 757644 if you would like to join the Ladies. Alternatively, come along to Lambridge for a chat on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. We hope to see you soon!
Carluccio’s is delighted to announce its official opening in the cultural city of Bath, welcoming local residents and visitors with a genuine Italian dining and shopping experience in sophisticated surroundings.
Situated at the heart of Bath’s bustling Milsom Place, Carluccio’s offers an all-day Italian restaurant, food shop and delicatessen and is the ideal destination for an Italian coffee and hearty breakfast, right through to three-course candlelit suppers and even a spot of foodie retail therapy. As day turns to evening, guests can experience the buzz of a traditional Milano wine bar at Carluccio’s Aperitivo Bar – the perfect setting for an-after work catch up over interesting Italian wines and refreshing tipples. Alternatively, diners can enjoy the last of the summer sunshine on the picturesque al fresco terrace.
Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, many sourced directly from Italy, the varied restaurant menu provides something for everyone, with dishes prepared on site daily by Carluccio’s chefs. First courses include appetising soups, crisp Italian salads and, designed for sharing, a selection of antipasti plates laden with traditional specialities such as Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella, balsamic onions, caponata, rustica olives and juicy artichokes.
There are over 11 pasta dishes on the menu – must tries include a deliciously spicy Spaghetti Alle Vongole In Bianco (Neapolitan spaghetti with whole fresh clams, garlic, herbs and chilli) and Carluccio’s signature dish of Penne Giardiniera (Pugliese penne with courgette, chilli and deep fried spinach balls with parmesan and garlic). Can’t choose? Try the popular Trio di Pasta (tasting trios of our pasta dishes) – the homemade Ravioli, Funghi and classic Luganica with Italian sausage go particularly well together. Other mains include Saltimbocca di Maiale (pork escalope wrapped in Parma ham), Branzino con Salsa e Patate (fillet of sea bass with sautéed potatoes) and Brasato di Manzo (beef stew slow cooked with Chianti, served with grilled polenta).
Home style puddings prepared by hand every day include an indulgent panna cotta using real vanilla pods and a dash of rum whilst ice creams come from an Italian family-run business that have been making gelati for over 100 years.
For fresh seasonal choices – look out for the tempting selection of weekly-changing specials on the boards in the restaurant. As well as great quality, authentic Italian food, Carluccio’s prides itself on its sensible prices, with two courses costing as little as £15.
THE FOOD SHOP AND DELI
Head to Carluccio’s food shop to browse shelves bursting with beautifully packaged Italian products, many sourced direct from artisan producers in Italy. From regional olive oils to pre-prepared pesto and sauces, squid ink pasta to dried porcini mushrooms, traditional Italian biscuits and superb chocolates as well as excellent wines, it’s the destination of choice for Italian food lovers.
Carluccio’s delicatessen is brimming with freshly made dishes available for lunch on-the-go, including tasty ciabatta sandwiches, Piadina (Italian flat bread), while light salads and top quality cured meats and sweet treats are perfect for Italian dinner parties at home.
To complement Bath’s beautiful and historic landscape, Carluccio’s in Milsom Place mixes contemporary design fixtures with charming nods to traditional Italy. Striking features include handwritten signage on tiles, long timber benches, vintage restored furniture pieces such as a butcher’s block serving as a retail table and refurbished antique dressers displaying fresh deli food. Photographs on canvas reveal snapshots of old-world Italian culture and architecture while a contemporary frosted kitchen vision slot reveals a silhouette of the chefs hard at work so diners can watch the action.
Carluccio’s – offering a genuine taste of Italy in Bath.
Carluccio’s, 3-7 Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ
T: 01225 312 604
Update: The Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Councillor Rob Appleyard, has also now agreed to come and open the event.
Community fundraising campaign will highlight issues faced by Big Issue magazine vendors in Bath… and attempt to break a Guinness World Record…
The Big Knitathon campaign launched on the 2nd August, aims to encourage Bath’s knitting population to unite in order to raise funds for The Big Issue Foundation, and will form part of a nationwide attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people knitting simultaneously.
Part of a wider campaign across the UK – to raise awareness of the Foundation’s work and of homelessness – teams of knitters in Bath, and across the country will pick up their fundraising needles on Saturday 17th November between 2pm-6pm. Knitters are invited to attend the local campaign’s event, which will be held at St Michael’s Without church, on Broad Street.
In conjunction with the Big Issue Magazine’s 21st birthday celebrations, The Big Knitathon is a new venture for the charity, which has previously held other fundraising drives such as The Big Sleep Out. The team of knitters at St Michael’s are hoping to produce a large volume of knitted squares – which can be made into a patchwork blanket after the event. It is hoped that this blanket will be put on display to continue to raise further awareness of homelessness in Bath. The world record event will start at 2.30pm.
The Big Issue Foundation is a national charity that connects vendors with the vital support and solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives and journey away from homelessness.
The event at St Michael’s, sponsored by Sharon Spencer of Great British Yarns – a mail order knit company supplying the wool for the campaign – will kick off with a talk from Samantha Grief, Vendor Service Broker at the Foundation’s office on Bridewell Lane. Ms Grief will then introduce a vendor who has agreed to share their story.
Ms Grief said;
“The Big Knitathon is a great way to have fun whilst raising vital funds for the Big Issue Foundation and helping some of our city’s most vulnerable people take those all-important first steps into changing their lives. The Foundation’s work in Bath makes a significant difference to the lives of local vendors by helping them achieve their goals, learning new skills, reconnecting with their families and moving into permanent employment.”
Lizzy Ellery from DWP Public Relations, Bath, is spearheading the organisation of the event and said;
“People of all ages, genders, and knitting abilities can get involved and events can be held in churches, libraries – or even living rooms! Knitathon events are simply about communities and friends getting together to raise as much sponsorship possible to donate to The Big Issue Foundation. You can get involved with our attempt to make a blanket or knit anything from a hat to a jumper – and you could even donate what you make to your local vendor.”
Nearly 100 people a week turn to the Big Issue for an opportunity to help themselves at a time of personal crisis, and The Foundation strives to support 2,500 vendors across the country. Vendors make a personal choice to buy their magazines with their own money, taking charge of their finances and sales whilst developing the skills required to retail to the public. This addresses the problem by offering homeless people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income; to ‘help them to help themselves’.
For those interested in holding their own event, an event pack is available. For more information about the event and campaign in Bath, or an event pack, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Samantha Grief at the Big Issue Foundation Samantha.email@example.com. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at: @BigKnitathon.
StudentZest is a fresh new student service offering the very best deals, promotions & events that Bath’s independent businesses have to offer. Set up by two current Bath Spa University students, StudentZest will become the link between Bath’s independent businesses and the student market.
Local businesses we need your help…
A membership card doesn’t have any real substance without offering its members a wide range & variety of businesses. We differ from other memberships as we only work with independent local businesses. We feel by working closely within the community we can help give back to our local, independent shops, rather than the high street chains.
Our membership cards go on sale during September at the universities freshers fairs and online via our website & Facebook page. Our members will then use their cards to obtain discounts & offers at the businesses involved.
This is where we need your help. We already have 50+ local businesses signed up to offer our members something special, however we still need more! We are looking for any independent businesses who currently offer student discounts or better still, could offer a new and unique offer just for StudentZest members. No matter how big or small the offer, anything you can offer would be fantastic.
What’s in it for you?
Mutually, this will benefit everyone – local businesses, us & the students. If businesses are able to offer some sort of discount, we will then be able to advertise them free of charge. As this is a business set up by students, for students, recommendations by us will go a long way. We have already established several different advertising streams including; through our website, on our Facebook page (already with over 1,100 likes) & our growing Twitter account.
Wait a minute where is the catch?
This is easy – there isn’t one. There are no catches, no strings attached and no monthly subscription. StudentZest is completely free for Bath’s independent businesses.
StudentZest was created to help improve the student experience in Bath whilst working with local, independent businesses, to increase their customer footfall and promote their business to an ever growing student market. We have visited many businesses in Bath over the past months and attended several networking meetings including BNI Bath and the question which keeps popping up is, “What’s the catch?” The answer is – there isn’t one, StudentZest is completely free. So don’t miss out and be part the growing number of businesses already
Want to be part of it?…. Now What?
That’s the easiest bit! Simply register online at www.studentzest.co.uk/company
Alternatively, feel free to send us over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
To mark these two very special occasions and commemorate the Queen’s 60 year reign Nicholas Wylde has launched a specific version of his Spirit of Colour Collection designed with patriotic inspiration – revealing a ruby, sapphire and diamond in three different modern styles.
See below to enter our Golden Jubilee Competition to win a stunning pair of diamond earrings worth £1,000
Enter our Golden Jubilee Competition to win a stunning pair of diamond earrings worth £1,000
Don’t wait until it’s too late – keep a look out for the competition in the paper. Entry into the competition needs an answer to a simple question regarding our very special and patriotic Spirit of Colour Collection. Competition terms and conditions and closing date will be stated on the paper
Nicholas Wylde – Specialising in designing stunning pieces of jewellery The South West’s leading designer jeweller located in Bath and Bristol
HighLight Media specialises in making videos promoting businesses, organisations and projects. The productions are colourful, thoughtful and inspiring. HighLight Media’s recent film for Bath Abbey is being aired at the Abbey during Sunday morning services until the end of May 2012. It features five mission projects supported by the Abbey in Asia, Africa and Europe. HighLight Media also makes films promoting the UK as a tourist destination – not so much ‘Try before you Buy’ as ‘See before you Stay’!
“With video now the most efficient way to illustrate a product or service on the web, and video hosting through YouTube, Daily Motion and other sites available at no cost, a video by HighLight Media should be the icing on your marketing cake.”
“The trouble with Jamie Oliver is…” Ah, how many contemporary food-centric debates begin with those words (not least of all at British government HQ)? But regardless of your personal opinion of the once-naked chef, it has to be said: he certainly gets the nation talking.
Hot on the heels of his latest attention-grabbing antics (teaming up with Liverpool/England footballer Stephen Gerrard to urge PM David Cameron to help fight obesity in schools; very publicly taking the Coalition to task over their lack of support for healthy eating; snapping at an Australian news reporter when she queried his own apparent weight gain, etc), Mr Oliver is now aiming to quake us all out of grub-related complacency on and around Saturday 19 May, when JO’s Food Revolution Day goes global.
This worldwide event aims to bring together thousands of followers to celebrate a day of action set to inspire, educate and empower people about real food while raising money for some very good causes supported by the Jamie Oliver Foundation, a charity described by the head honcho himself as “aiming to inspire people to reconnect with food, raise awareness and individual responsibility, resuscitate dying food culture around the world and, ultimately, keep cooking skills alive.”
Okay, the cynic inside you may ask why – in these cash-hungry times – Jamie doesn’t just quietly fund the whole shebang himself. But if you take a peek at the Foundation’s website, you’ll see just how much the charity has already done courtesy of Jamie’s generosity… and how much further there is to go if the work is to make any sustainable impact at all. And anyway, food is our responsibility too – why shouldn’t we all join in?
People of Bath, we urge you to get revolting with Jamie on Saturday 19 May. Bake sales, sweetie swaps, sandwich competitions; tea parties, supper clubs, lunch soirees – what will you do to raise funds to support a scrumptious revolution that really could build a more tasteful future for all? Bath.Co.Uk and The Pig Guide are ready and waiting to support, promote and probably attend (!) your event – let us know who you are, what you’re doing and when it’s going on, and let the revolution begin.
All the website links you need to get going are just a click away. The Bath Twitterati can share ideas and spread the lurve by following (and being followed) by @FoodRevBath, and the relevant hashtags for the international event include #foodrevolution and #realfood. Come on, Bath: let’s show the world how good at being revolting we really are!
120 guests were greeted by a glass of bubbly and waited excitedly for the first half of the catwalk show which featured an array of sweet and subtle pastel tones, fused to create a modern take on the retro 50s look.
About Mimi Noor:
Mimi Noor is Bath’s leading premium denim and casual wear boutique which specialises in finding the perfect pair of jeans for every woman. The brand has a cult following in Bath despite only opening 18 months ago. Key brands include J Brand, Goldsign, MiH, NYDJ and James jeans and sizes start from a UK 4 – UK 18.
Photography: The Mill Studios
Models: Shoot DHS
MUA: Sophie Bee and Ellee Hitchins
Styling: Voila Styling
Shoes: LK Bennett
Mimi Noor, 25 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DG.
Hannah Dulcie, 13 Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ
01225 489 000
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This independent survey, conducted by Karen Collins of Appoint Recruitment, explores primary motivators, long-term goals, most sought after benefits and willingness to travel.
Gaining insight from 100 local people, this is a valuable resource for employers throughout the region.
The report has been produced with the time conscious employer in mind, replacing waffle with bullet pointed notes. And, most usefully, it also features a summary of ideas to help you incorporate the findings into your own business practice.
To receive your free copy, simply email
Newly opened, and already enjoying a healthy interest from local fashion-seekers, the shop’s ethos focuses on ‘conscious design’ and favours sustainable, recycled, upcycled accessory brands and the occasional vintage find.
Charlie designs sustainable womenswear and makes jewellery using vintage findings and recycled materials. She finds potential in the unexpected to create something covetable and unique.
Joe kang has a quirky and fun approach to sewing. Her giant bow brooches can transform any plain item in your wardrobe into a stylish must-have. She also produces cushions, baby bootees and a whole lot more.
We are currently looking for another artist/designer/buyer to join us and contribute towards covering the shop hours as well as running costs. Please get in touch by email or phone if you are interested.
How to find us:
35 Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LP (Opposite The Salcombe Trading Company)
Press enquiries: Charlie Boots: +44 (0) 7824 533 672 or email@example.com
I remember the days when tattoo parlours, like betting shops, existed behind darkened doors. That tight, nervous feeling you got as, after your third unsuccessful visit, you finally pushed the door open, the relief when a smiling tattooist shook your hand and showed you their portfolio. I remember thinking, ‘What was I so worried about?’
It is very difficult to keep the wonderment of the tattoo parlour whilst making it a little less intimidating for the client, but Sara Hopson has fantastically achieved this very thing with Electric Vintage Tattoos.
You can see the layout of the studio from outside, so you know exactly what to expect, which, if you are a tattoo virgin, is quite reassuring. Inside you will meet some of the most talented tattooists in the country right now, who will work with you to achieve your desired design. Then, once you’ve paid your deposit and booked a slot, you get your ink! From start to finish, the experience, for me anyway, was excellent. You couldn’t be in safer, more creative, hands.
Sara and her team also offer Laser Removal, Body Piercing and Clothing. For more details and prices, check out the : newly designed website