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  2. 2. | 01825 873589 East Sussex“ Infinity within your reach... ” TM Europe’s largest infinity cove 4K Filming - Twin Turntables - Tungsten Lighting - Profoto Flash - Dolby 5.1 Protools
  3. 3. Contributors: Giles Paley-Phillips, Amanda Horlington, Danny Cobbs, Julia Wright, Joe McGann, Nick Mosley, Natalie Courtois, Kirsten Chick, Rhys Wilson-Plant, Lili Harrington-Lowe, Bette Davies, Chris Sawyer, Ramses Radi, Julia Claxton, Alan White, Elisa Furci, Bella Whiteley CoVEr sHot: Front cover shows painting and mantelpiece at Fontwell Park House, Photographer: Erika Szostak, Photography assistant: Matt Ryan, @threepinreset Twitter Production assistants: Lili Harrington-Lowe and Bette Davies Shoes and accessories Irregular Choice, 85 57 ContEnts PROPERTY It’s all about the home this month as we bring you Sussex’s most lavish properties, we also take a look at the best interior items for your home as well as the latest news from the county’s property world CULTURE We go one-on-one with boxing sensation Lloyd Ellett, we take the Mercedes E-Class for a spin, we check out at the latest cinema releases as well as looking at the scenic Shanghai FASHION There’s stunning shots from our New Romantics-themed fashion shoot, behind the scenes action, street style from Worthing and all the latest fashion trends for SS16 19
  4. 4. Title Sussex Magazine, Hova House, 1 Hova Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3DH Tel: 01273 257037, Email: All material in this publication is strictly copyright and all rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. The views expressed in Title Sussex Magazine do not necessarily represent the views of Title Media Ltd. The contents of this magazine are believed to be correct at the time of going to press, however, we cannot endorse, and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of, any statements or claims contained herein. Ed’s letter It’s always such a blessed relief when this time of year comes around and the sun starts to come out and play. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like a bit of open fire and beef stew action, but there’s only so much of that one can take before it gets too much. So this month not only have I been really excited to see the sun peeping out here in the UK, I also got to make a flying visit to Ibiza where we are currently working on setting up our next magazine. Title Ibiza, coming to you soon. Keep your eyes peeled for that! This issue has a gorgeous interiors and property flavour running through it, and as well as increasing our property section, we’ve also had a good look at some stunning architecture in Shanghai, some fun interior design apps and some of this season’s interior design trends. As well as that, this month we’ve gone all out with a visual fashion feast in our New New Romantics shoot. This season we’re all about those ruffles and dramatic poses (and yes I am just about old enough to remember them the first time round). Our regular writers come in with their usual gold – and we have a new regular in the shape of Kirsten Chick, nutritionist extraordinaire. So if you’ve got any questions about nutrition, get asking – – and you may be one of the featured case studies. Other than that we have our usual mixture of the best from Sussex. So grab your sun cream, head for a comfy seat in the rays, and have a good read Sam x You can find us at and also tweeting at @TitleSussex Or email me at Issue 9. MaY/JUne 2016 Sam Harrington-Lowe – Managing Editor As the managing editor Sam is responsible for the content of all Title publications and works to oversee the development of the brands and support relationships with all partners and clients. Daniel White – Deputy and Digital Editor As deputy and digital editor Dan writes feature interviews and articles, edits copy and runs the Title website. Dan is the man for all online queries or contact. Frida Clementz – Creative Director Frida is the creative force behind Title. Apart from being our head designer, she’s key for business development, working closely with clients to ensure they get the best from their campaigns. Gemma Windham - Sales & Marketing Executive As our main media sales person Gemma is responsible for building new relationships and securing excellent ad campaigns covering the whole of Sussex, working with the team to ensure the right outcome. Matthew Ryan – Business Development Matt is our go-to man on the streets of Sussex and from motoring to photography, Matt has it covered, working with clients to generate the perfect campaign to promote their business. This monTh - what has our editor been up to? @TitleSussex titlesussex Warm enough (just about!) for me and Ruby Doo to have lunch in the sun in Shoreham Time to get ready for sandals! So a lovely pedicure at Glorious in Worthing Sorry – I know it’s rubbing it in abit but I did get to Ibiza for some cocktails on the beach!
  5. 5. TITLE MEDIA Contract publishing, web building and design, corporate literature and branding Design, illustration and photography Also film production and broadcast recordings… All under one roof We have a skilled team to support your business marketing needs, from writing and designing your company brochure or magazine, to creating a film or podcast What can Title Media do to bring your business into the spotlight? Title Media Ltd 01273 257037
  6. 6. Sussex Notes S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 1.It’s time! Ditch those socks and prepare for sandal season… 2.Calling all budding photographers! Capture the secrets of the Kingscote Valley Visit Kingscote Valley today launches a new seasonal photography competition seeking a photo that represents the very best of each season within the area, whether that be spring flowers in the Standen House garden or the Weir Wood Reservoir landscape. The photo needs to be taken within the Kingscote Valley area, which stretches south from East Grinstead to West Hoathly, and includes the area around Kingscote station and the Weir Wood Reservoir. All keen photographers need to do is post their photo on Twitter or Instagram using #kingscotevalley Prizes include a Deers Leap Park family pass for four including bike hire, lunch for two at Gravetye Manor, a Busses Farm beef box, and a Kingscote Estate vineyard tour and wine tasting for two. One prize will be awarded to the overall winning photo for each season. The photography competition seasons are Spring - starting 1 March and ending 31 May Summer - starting 1 June and ending 31 August New Look Tan Suede Ghillie Espadrilles £22.99 Next metallic sandals £28 Ravel Redvale embellished flat sandals gold leather £55 River Island men’s black cross slider £30 Dune Milano £85 Miss Selfridge tasselled sandal heels £64
  7. 7. 3.Ring a roses It’s not often we get so excited about something horticultural but this is the first ever of its kind and will bring lovers of the beautiful roses a very special treat. The first ever Rose Festival for the National Gardens Scheme will be taking place at Ringmer Park and we are so there! Renowned gardener and National Garden Scheme in East & Mid Sussex rep Geoff Stonebanks caught up with garden owner Michael Bedford for us to find out a bit more. “For the first time in recent years, we are opening the garden for the NGS in mid-June,” explains Michael, “which is when the garden should look its best, due principally to the very large number of roses which should be flowering. “The garden is saturated in roses – over 600 of them – and they’re found mixed with other flowers and shrubs in a variety of borders and dedicated gardens. Overall the garden measures something approaching eight acres. The principal set-piece rose gardens is the dedicated Rose Garden itself, featuring some three hundred and fifty HTroses planted in five large beds,each dedicated to one variety. Then there is the 125 foot long Shrub Rose border in which there are over thirty varieties of rose, mostly planted in groups of three which have been basket-woven in the winter months to maximise the density of their flowering. Many of these roses are of long parentage and would have been familiar to our Victorian forbears. And the third dedicated area is the pergola, also some 125 feet long. Here a range of climbers and ramblers jostle with each other, and clematis, to produce a dense florescence. And in mid-June wherever you are, you will be surrounded here by roses at the peak of their beauty and the air full of their fragrance.” Rose Festival, throughout June 7 S U S S E X N O T E S #title2016
  8. 8. 4.Drive you crazyIf castles and cars are your big thing then it’s hard not to get excited about the various car rallies that happen at Arundel Castle. Just recently we’ve seen MGs and Wolsleys lining up for a showing off, but never fear, there’s more to come! S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 The next classic car event to take place at Arundel Castle will be Healey & Austin Healey Cars on 15 May. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Donald Healey’s 200mph speed run at Bonneville, USA in August 1956, more than 70 vehicles will be showcased on the Castle’s Lower Lawns. This event provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a large collection of these stunning vehicles, while also celebrating their heritage. Key dates for classic car lovers are: • Healey & Austin Healey Cars (15 May) *NEW* • Classic Cars Gathering (10 July) • Jaguar Days (7 August, 13 August) Patron of the awards Sally Gunnell OBE welcomed new sponsors ETI Ltd for the Sussex Eating Experience of the Year category; and Plumpton College with its butchery apprenticeships and Brighton meat wholesaler RP Meats, as co-sponsors for Sussex Butcher of the Year. They join other loyal supporters such as Harveys for Sussex Farmers Market, The Southern Co-operative for Sussex Food Producer, Spofforths and the Sussex Food & Drink Network for Sussex Newcomer, and Sodexo Prestige for Sussex Young Chef of the Year. Rix & Kay return to sponsor Sussex Drink Producer, as do Food Rocks and Natural PR for the Sussex Street Food Category and Wealden District Council, sponsoring Sussex Food Shop of the Year. Sussex Farmer of the Year will be run in association with Farmers Weekly. Lots of big names there, but the real heroes are the people who do the food and drink. So please, get involved and make sure they get the recognition they deserve. Some nominations close in June, some in September. Don’t miss the deadlines. 5.SuSSex FooD & Drink awarDSOK, so this seems a long way off yet but it’s time to sharpen your (metaphorical) pencils and get nominating for the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017. It’s time to start putting forward online nominations for the best Sussex food and drink producers and the outlets that sell and serve the best in the county.
  9. 9. 6.Walking Wolky! S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 They’ve been huge in Holland for a while but the first UK Wolkyshop has opened up on Bond Street in Brighton. Obviously Title was one of the first there on the scene at the (slightly cray cray) opening do with BGT star Lorraine Bowen, but even better than that. We are currently offering £10 off your new pair of Wolky shoes to celebrate the opening! You just have to flip through the magazine to the advert on page 31 and take it into the shop. The offer is valid until 1 August 2016. You probably don’t know much about Wolky’s but put on a pair, and you’ll notice right away: feet love these shoes and so do we. Get down there, get your shoes, and get a tenner off. Wolkyshop Brighton 37 Bond Street Brighton 7.The hearT of The maTTer Photo: Julia Claxton OK so not necessarily a fun subject but one of our team saw someone literally collapse and die at a gym recently, and nobody on site had a clue what to do. We think the guy actually died in the end. And no, this wasn’t a local gym, it was overseas. But it’s made us think… The Sussex Heart Charity, which is the County’s Largest Cardiac Care Charity; Celebrating 30 Years Saving Lives In Sussex, is investing £100,000 to fund in excess of 60 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Sussex Railway Stations and key border towns. They’ve kicked off already, installing AEDs in stations since March, including Horsham, and The Sussex Heart Charity offers Basic Life Support Training Courses to all, at minimum cost – to both organisations and the general public. So first of all, find out how you can help support this amazing charity, and secondly, if you’d like to know how to work a defibrillator, there are public basic life support training courses which can be booked online. 01273 523028 L-R Sussex Heart Charity CEO Terry Ayres and Vice Chair of The Sussex Heart Charity Trustees Jason Palmer, with Southern Railway CEO Charles Horton
  10. 10. 8.Barnet FairFancy having a lovely hair salon day experience with a special offer thrown in for good measure? You do? Well, then we’ve got good news for you, in the shape of a lovely 20% off discount, just for Title Sussex readers. S U S S E X N O T E S #title2016 9.Whilst We’re on the suBject oF hair, hoW aBout some nice things to make the Best oF your rug? 20% DISCOUNT FOR TITLE READERS At Samuel Chapman Salon in Hove, the guys there bring you high standards in hairdressing in a relaxed environment with hairdressers that actually truly listen to what you want. If you don’t want a fringe, they won’t give you one. We all know that one, right? The whole team, who’ve all been trained at the hands of distinguished, talented London based salons, know how to offer guests in-depth advice and guidance on what’s best for you and your hair – it’s much more than just a haircut. And the team is headed up by Samuel himself, an award-winning colourist with over a decade of experience and wealth of knowledge. So you’re offered a fully relaxed, complimentary consultation that gives you a chance to really think about what you’d like to do with your crowning glory. The bespoke salon offers great flexibility, whether you’re there for an indulgent pamper session or in a hurry and need an express check-out. To bag your 20% discount simply mention when booking. Call now on 01273 323597 or book online through the Facebook page: 82 George Street, Hove Amara Hydrea London military hairbrush £21 Lee Stafford nourishing Argan Oil 2200W Hair Dryer £49.99 Accessorize Accessorize Sophie flower slides £4.50 11
  11. 11. 10.TIME TO GO WILDWild Life Festival is back again in 2016 and Title Sussex Magazine has got a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader. S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 The two day festival will take place at Brighton City Airport this year from June 11-12 with massive headline acts including hip-hop legends Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes along with DJ EZ, Eats Everything, Carl Cox, Andy C, De La Soul, Bastille, James Bay, Jack Garratt, festival organisers Rudimental and Disclosure and many more. After selling out last year’s event in 72 hours, the two day music bonanza went on to win Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards and, with competition sure to be high for tickets this year, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to bag yourself a pair of FREE tickets. All you have to do to enter is send your answer to the question below to with the heading WILD LIFE, with your full name and address before May 29. Which artist will headline the main stage at Wild Life Festival? A - Ice T B – Ice Cube C – Vanilla Ice
  12. 12. WHAT Leading Dutch shoe retailer Wolkyshop launched its first ever UK store with celebrities, VIPs and guests in attendance WHERE Wolkyshop, Brighton WHEN Tuesday 12 April WHY Britain’s Got Talent alum Lorraine Bowen officially opened the shop by performing a song before cutting the ribbon Photos: Julia Claxton WHAT WE LOVED Lorraine’s special song written especially for the occasion! T I T L E S O C I A L #title2016 Finding the pair that’s right The team from Midnight Communications An excited Lorraine Bowen Wolkyshop ready for its big launch Wolkyshop team photo Title’s Frida Clementz and Gemma Windham networking Lorraine Bowen about to cut the ribbon with Head of UK Operations Mark Zwart and CEO Tom van Geeman 13
  13. 13. WHAT There was good wine, food and plenty of artistic chat as the Graffham Festival launched at the studio of artist Richard Davidson WHERE Graffam Village, Nr Petworth WHEN Friday 22 April WHY The Graffham Festival returns from 15 – 24 July with a unique programme designed to celebrate the local artistic talent and inspire the whole family to get creative Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED Some incredible works of art from local artists T I T L E S O C I A L#title2016 Richard Davidson with his work “Skiers” Walking to the launch, Dominique Kenway with her work “Burton Mill Pond” Clive Mc Bain with “Finger Post” Rev. Michael Barter of St. Giles at Graffham with Hannah Barter Joanna Morris that appeared in BBC’s “The Great British Pottery Throwdown” with her work that featured on the show Musician Ben Pryer Sculptor and painter Jill Sim whose work is much too big to bring to the launch, so represented by lovely sketches Launching Graffham Festival with a toast Jim Kirke
  14. 14. WHAT Sussex-based Paladone Products toy store brought together some of the UK’s leading ‘Dad Bloggers’ and eleven of their children for the ultimate dad’s play date WHERE Paladone Products, Shoreham-by-Sea WHEN Saturday 16 April WHY The event aimed to combine a traditional Saturday day out with dad, with a unique hands-on view on how business, science, technology and design works together to make the gadgets and toys they play with Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED What wasn’t to love? So many toys, so much fun! T I T L E S O C I A L #title2016 Connor pleased to meet pacman Inside the huge Paladone warehouse Remote control for Dan Flanagan Mastering the Rubik’s Cube A high five for Paladone’s Alex Ryan Kids and Dads in Paladone’s toy shop Which paper aeroplane will fly the furthest? 15
  15. 15. WHAT 90 guests took part in the Mayor’s Murder Mystery Gala Dinner which included a sumptuous meal followed by an auction compered by Simon Fanshawe WHERE The Royal Pavilion, Brighton WHEN Friday 15 April WHY Organised by Sue Addis from Donatello, the dinner and auction raised nearly £17,000 for this year’s chosen charities The Argus Appeal, The Martlets and Grace Ayre Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED The surprise murder, robbery and mayhem that ensued! T I T L E S O C I A L#title2016 Mayor of Brighton and Hove Lynda Hyde, Consort Allan Jones and event organiser Sue Addis The Royal Pavilion James Harrison and Carmen Addis The Baron drops dead in front of guests, courtesy of Trailblaze Theatre Company Guests enjoy the splendour of the Dining Room at the Royal Pavilion Event organiser Sue Addis with her family Guest gather in the Music Room
  16. 16. An actor’s life for me Each month Joe McGann explores the ups and downs of an actor’s life… “I’ve been in several situations where actors have fallen asleep in the middle of scenes, even snoring and farting while doing so, which is hilarious for the audience, briefly” T I T L E C o L u m n I s T #title2016 The actor’s diet I was sitting in a studio the other morning, during the recording of an Audiobook, and the session was repeatedly stopped as my stomach was grumbling, and the noise was being picked up by the microphone. This made progress understandably slow, caused frustration and can potentially be costly - there’s only a certain amount of studio time booked, and my fee is fixed, which means I would be out of pocket if the session were to overrun. I knew what the problem was, and it was my responsibility. You see, I’d made the schoolboy error of skipping breakfast, and my stomach was now telling me - and my producer in the booth - that it needed fuel if I were to be able to carry on concentrating and reading clearly without sounding like I had a bassoon accompaniment. Not ideal in the situation, but rectified in this instance by an early lunch and a properly-fuelled session in the afternoon where I made up for lost time and my energy levels were sufficient to complete the book slightly ahead of schedule. Phew. Eating properly is important in all walks of life, of course, but it might not be obvious to those outside my profession just how much the food we eat and when we eat it can affect one’s ability to do the job - and can also adversely affect other actors around us. Many years ago, I was playing a dying knight, whose head was being cradled by my leading lady in a touching, opening scene. As I’d turned to face her to utter my dying words, the poor woman got the full force of my breath, stinking of the garlic and chili bread I’d enjoyed with my lunch, and she’d turned away in an effort to save her eyebrows being burned off by the toxic cloud. I was mortified and vowed it would never happen again. Food is important. There are some areas of the budget where to cut costs is counterproductive, catering being high on that list. Acting on stage, even in sedentary roles, may not appear to require a huge amount of energy, but trust me, you don’t want to get caught sugar low in performance. In a musical I did at Christmas, there was one show where I watched my leading lady just wilt and physically crumple toward the stage in installments, right in the middle of a huge dance number. I was able to hold her up till the end of the number, and made it part of my warm up routine to badger her to make sure she’d eaten. I’ve been in several situations where actors have fallen asleep in the middle of scenes, even snoring and farting while doing so, which is hilarious for the audience, briefly, but detracts terribly from the intended job, as well as being disrespectful both to one’s colleagues and to the paying public. Most people wouldn’t dream of affecting their performance by going onstage after a few drinks, but it’s just as reckless to go on without a sensible meal inside you. Little and often, that’s the way. Avoid garlic, beans and Jerusalem artichokes and you’ll be fine and fragrant, and never, ever, skip breakfast. Trust me, I’m an actor. T: @JosephMcGann 17
  17. 17. Professional models fresh faces fearless walkers hotshot hosPitality We have an exciting range of new talent on our books for all shoots, runways and events. Please get in touch to find out more. 07711 281974 or 07543 648113
  18. 18. We’ve got an incredible new romantics-themed fashion shoot as well as behind the scenes action, street style from Worthing and all the latest fashion trends as summer approaches. FASHION – STREET STYLE – BEHIND THE SCENES – STYLE TRENDS
  19. 19. It was hailed as the decade that style forgot but this season’s runways have been packed with homages to the eighties,and in particular the New Romantics.Ruffles, bows,frillsandpiratesabound,asatouchof thedramatics brings us the New Look Romantics for SS/AW16… ModeRN RoMANce
  20. 20. Sherie wearS... Brocade patchwork jacket £125, hearts & Guns @ Flock Vintage ornate dress £95, Courtois Concept Store Shoes and jewellery stylist’s own
  21. 21. Jessie wears... white pussy-bow blouse £28.99, walk in wardrobe Vintage black fitted wet look trousers £36, Courtois Concept store shell necklace (worn as belt) £39, walk in wardrobe Vintage metal and stone decorative belt £35, Courtois Concept store Metal and feather necklace £38, walk in wardrobe
  22. 22. Sherie wearS… Vintage silk Chinese dress £85 & vintage Chinese bag £28, both Courtois Concept Store Yellow vintage Chinese silk jacket £150, Merlin & ellis ‘Sassle’ Shoes £105, irregular Choice
  23. 23. JessIe wears... aqua vintage Issey Miyake Pleats Please shawl £250 & vintage patterned skirt £20, both Merlin & ellis white wide sleeve blouse (worn under) £65, wolf & Gypsy Vintage ‘sassle’ shoes £105, Irregular Choice earrings and tights stylist’s own
  24. 24. Sherie wearS... Black vintage velvet jacket £220, Courtois Concept Store Metallic vintage ruffle pink blouse £45, ra @ Snoopers attic Black Tulle skirt £60, wolf & Gypsy Vintage ‘roseus’ Shoes £135, irregular Choice Tights and vintage brooch stylist’s own JeSSie wearS... Vintage Vivienne westwood shirt £85 and vintage polka dot skirt £25, both Merlin & ellis Vintage harrods leather and suede belt £65, Courtois Concept Store ‘Sassle’ Shoes £105, irregular Choice Tights stylist’s own
  25. 25. ‘Roseus’ Shoes £135, ‘Abigail’s Party’ Shoes £94.99 & ‘Sassle’ Shoes £105 all by Irregular Choice
  26. 26. Shot on location at Fontwell Park House, Photographer: Erika Szostak, Photography assistant: Matt Ryan, @threepinreset Twitter Production manager: Sam Harrington-Lowe, @SamHL Twitter/Instagram Production assistant: Gemma Windham Stylist: Natalie Courtois nataliecourtoisfashionstylingandconsultancy Hair: Gary Forde, House of Hair Brighton, @fordey73 Instagram Makeup: Alicia Sandeman, and Katie Sanders, @ katiesandersmakeupartist Instagram Production assistants: Lili Harrington-Lowe and Bette Davies Models from MK Model Management Sheri Grant Jessie Kerswell Clothing & Accessories Irregular Choice, Hearts & Guns, Courtois Concept Store, @courtoisconcept Instagram, Brighton Ra @ Snoopers Attic Brighton, Walk in Wardrobe, Wolf & Gypsy Vintage, Merlin & Ellis,
  27. 27. O rganising a shoot is always full of challenges, with a big crew to organise; making sure everyone has transportation, that we have the clothing, the shoes, the right space at the venue, the stylists – even that we have coffee or lunch for everyone! We’re on location usually for around eight or nine hours. And of course making sure we plan it all properly in advance, choosing the looks, working out what hair and makeup works with them and so on. So arriving at a location to find the poor building was suffering storm damage and some of the beautiful gardens were blocked off, as well as it absolutely bucketing down with rain for an outside shoot – well that stuff just doesn’t help! What’s amazing in these situations is watching everyone work to find solutions, and both the teams at the venue and our Title shoot crew were amazing. Fontwell worked out which areas we could work in that weren’t hazardous, and photography team Erika and Matt basically did the dance in and out of the rain all day, making the most of the sun when it actually burst through the clouds. Stylist Natalie Courtois had created what can only be described as an amazing,crazy New Romantic Colour Dramatic concept and it was exciting not only to watch the clothing coming together, but also Alicia and Katie the makeup artists working with her to select colours and looks. Hair stylist Gary Forde had been chosen specifically for this shoot because of his creative strength, but also his in-depth knowledge of the Blitz scene of the 80s – a movement that heavily influenced the shoot concept. Using a range of different settings in the beautiful gardens at Fontwell House, where they tend to hold weddings and events, gave runners Lili and Bette plenty of exercise! And it seemed like the most productive thing the production team did all day was run backwards and forward to get coffees from the local shop. But overall, the magic happened, just as it always does.The teams pulled it together and the MK Model Management girls Sheri and Jess were endlessly patient, despite shivering in the less-than-summery weather, or buckling under the weight of insane hair creations! And ultimately the shoot was absolutely stunning. The next person to tell us that doing a fashion shoot is a glamorous job might want to think twice!! Behind the scenes at our New New Romantics shoot at Fontwell Photos: Lili Harrington-Lowe and Bette Davies T I T L E B E H I N D T H E S C E N C E#title2016
  28. 28. Shot on location at Fontwell Park House, Photographer: Erika Szostak, Photography assistant: Matt Ryan, @threepinreset Twitter Production manager: Sam Harrington-Lowe, @SamHL Twitter Production assistant: Gemma Windham Stylist: Natalie Courtois Hair: Gary Forde, House of Hair Brighton, @fordey73 Instagram Makeup: Alicia Sandeman, and Katie Sanders, @katiesandersmakeupartist Instagram Production assistants: Lili Harrington-Lowe and Bette Davies Models from MK Model Management Sheri Grant Jessie Kerswell Clothing & Accessories Irregular Choice, Hearts & Guns, Courtois Concept Store, @courtoisconcept Instagram, Brighton Ra @ Snoopers Attic Brighton, Walk in Wardrobe, Wolf & Gypsy Vintage, Merlin & Ellis, 29 T I T L E B E H I N D T H E S C E N C E #title2016
  29. 29. Frills and FurbelowsWe’re all about pastel frills, lace and ruffles for summer this year… River Island frill ruffle dress £60 Furla Sofia Furla sunglasses £175 Folli Follie Twist Together handbag £405 Topshop flowery jeans £58 BHS gold frill dress £45 Miss Selfridge pink lace hem shorts £28 New Look Blue Bardot frill dress £14.99 M&S lacy white dress £85 Very Rochelle Humes wide leg trousers £45 star blouse £30 Dune Lyla £60 La Redoute pleated dress £45
  30. 30. wolkyshop Brighton isopen!We are so pleased to announce that our first Wolkyshop in the UK on Brighton’s Bond Street is now open. We are currently offering £10 off your new pair of Wolky shoes to celebrate our opening! You just have to take this advertisement to our shop. The offer is valid until 1st August 2016. Put on a pair of Wolkys and you’ll notice right away: feet love our shoes. Comfort is what we’re all about. We look forward to welcoming you to Wolkyshop Brighton! Wolkyshop Brighton 37 Bond Street Brighton BN1 1RD –-–-–-–--––-–-––--–-–-– FREE UK DELIVERY AND RETURNS –-–-–-–--––-–-––--–-–-– –-–-–-–--––-–-––--–-–-– £10OPENING DISCOUNT –-–-–-–--––-–-––--–-–-–
  31. 31. STREET STYLEEach month we make it our business to explore Sussex and check out what’s going on. This month, we tackled the worthy town of Worthing in the wind! Linzi lives and works in Worthing as a fitness coach and yoga teacher; she owns Mainpura Day Retreats and was on her way to meet an old friend for supper when we stopped to admire her outfit. She had trousers from H&M and a coat from GAP which she teamed with Dr Martens boots and a scarf which she picked up in Bali. “If I was mayoress for the day I’d reopen the homeless shelters and I would give new businesses a year’s grace on business rates, to let individualism thrive. Worthing needs to catch up with diversity and embrace it,” she told us. We popped into Retro DaisyVintage in Warwick Street,which is an emporium of 40s, 50s and 60s glamour, to admire some dresses and met Hayley who was rocking the vintage look. She was wearing a Collect It top and House of Foxy skirt from the store range with shoes from New Look. Hayley’s a style advisor who loves putting outfits together for customers, giving them hair and makeup styling tips too. “If I was mayoress of Worthing for a day I think I’d make the public transport free so that everyone could come and enjoy our quaint little seaside town!” T I T L E S P O T I G H T W O R T H I N G#title2016 Photos: Matt Ryan
  32. 32. Beth was working behind the bar of Beach House which we discovered is owned by her uncles Tim and Matt, who also own TheCornerHouse,andwe loved her look and talked her into having her photo taken. She was wearing jeans by Pull & Bear with a pair of Converse and a scarf by Zara. Tilly works in New Look in Worthing town centre so unsurprisingly most of her outfit was from New Look, but she had snuck in a top from H&M. We LOVED Dario! He’s from Rome and lives in Brighton but works in Worthing as menswear manager for River Island. He had just locked up the store and was dressed head-to-toe in River Island clothes. Besides the day job, Dario is a fashion blogger and writes for an online Italian magazine as their UK fashion correspondent. We spotted Sophie walking home along the seafront. She was definitely our most willing victim and was happy to pose for us! Sophie was wearing jeans and furry gilet from Topshop with a blouse from River Island. Next month we’ll be heading to Eastbourne, looking at people, places and property in this thriving Sussex town. If you think there’s anywhere we should visit or someone we should talk to, Tweet or Instagram a picture of the person or place with the hashtag #TitleStreets T I T L E S P O T I G H T W O R T H I N G #title2016 33
  33. 33. As the old saying goes, gold never goes out of fashion and, whether it’s a necklace or a stunning party dress you’re after, you can rest assured we’ve struck gold with our collection of high street items this month… Accessorize Three Celestial Midi Rings £15 John Lewis Adrianna Papell Gold Sequin Gown £330 Elvi Prima Gold Jacquard Skirt £99 F&F Metallic Gold Vest £16 Littlewoods Myleene Klass Gold Bikini Set £39 Office Poste Mistress Golf Leather Heels £96 Very Rochelle Humes Beaded Playsuit £89 T I T L E F A S H I O N#title2016
  34. 34. We take a trip to Wickwoods Spa as well as looking at the best summer beauty products, we talk to Vanilla Pod Beauty founder Emma Hopper and get some top tips from nutritional expert Kirsten Chick. HEALTH & BEAUTY – SPA OF THE MONTH - BEAUTY PRODUCTS - NUTRITION
  35. 35. Each month we check out one of the amazing spas that Sussex has to offer;toreviewthefacilities,thefood and of course the treatments. We know our readers love a good spa day out so [selflessly] we’ve made it our business to bring you reports direct from the spas themselves. This month Frida and Sam went to check out Wickwoods… TELL US ABOUT THE SPA With spas it’s location, location, location a lot of the time. Spending time and money at a spa is all about putting yourself in a lovely space and it doesn’t come much lovelier than Wickwoods. Set deep in the Sussex countryside – in the rolling South Downs – the venue is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and vast towering trees. It’s heavenly.The spa itself is not just a place to relax and get pampered in, but also has a great gym, lovely tennis courts outside and a good-sized swimming pool for getting your lengths in. So you can tick the ‘keep fit’ box too if you were thinking of joining. As well as the pool, there’s also a sauna and steam room, and a fantastic, massive Jacuzzi with one of those punishing but muscle- loving giant taps that hammer down on your shoulders – bliss! It’s also worth mentioning that this is a hotel and has rooms for those who want to stay on site. We didn’t get to check those out so we can’t vouch for them, but if the service and spa are anything to go by, they’re probably lovely too. WHAT DID YOU DO? Wickwoods offers a really cool ‘Your Time’ spa day which is a great package that includes use of the facilities, lunch and a 55 minute massage or facial. On arrival you get the lovely gown and slippers that always signify that you’re about to plunge into a melting spa experience, but there’s a lovely added extra complimentary gift bag with mini shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body moisturiser. The ‘Your Time’ package is a lovely way to spend a day with a friend or family member, to shoot the breeze and have a nice lunch and enjoy a treatment. The lunch is a two course meal with a glass of wine – and the food was really lovely. Healthy but delicious. You’re free to top up the package with other treatments, or do something else entirely of course, but by the time we’d had lunch, enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi and had a 55 minute treatment, we can safely say you’d be a very happy and relaxed bunny. It’s great value for money. SPA OF THE MONTH T I T L E H E A LT H & B E A U T Y#title2016 SPA OF THE MONTH
  36. 36. WHAT DID YOU TRY? FRIDA Customised Guinot facial This is exactly what it sounds like. Your therapist will talk through what your skin needs and how you’d like your treatment and everyone gets a personalised facial, so you feel really special. I thought the treatment was very relaxing and I like the fact that I was offered extraction as well was a bonus. The heated beds are really nice, and the therapist was very attentive but not too fussy. Afterwards I got small testers which is a nice touch. I got hot stone massage for neck and shoulders whilst the mask was on and that was really lovely! SAM Full body aroma massage I spend so much time hunched over my laptop that if there’s ever a chance, I always leap for a massage.And this one is lovely. Like Frida, I loved the cosy warmth of the heated bed, and the slow working of my muscles from literally top to toe – what luxury. There’s some flexibility with this treatment too, like how much pressure you want, or whether you want your feet massaged or more time on your scalp, and which kind of aromatherapy mix; that kind of thing. Me, I like it rough, but not too many elbow digs, and the level of pressure was perfect. I honestly floated out of that treatment room. COST Prices for individual treatments vary but the ‘Your Time’ spa days… During the week: £90 pp At the weekend: £95 pp Wickwoods Country Hotel & Spa Shaves Wood Lane Albourne BN6 9DY 01273 857567 T I T L E H E A LT H & B E A U T Y #title2016 37
  37. 37. Call now on 01273 323597, alternatively you can book online through our Facebook page: or for more information about us please visit 82 George Street, Hove, BN3 3YE We are delighted to offer readers of TiTlE SuSSEx maGaziNE 20% discount on services when mentioned during booking L’Oreal Colour Specialist and multi award winning colourist
  38. 38. GO GLAM WITH VANILLA Worthing’s Vanilla Pod Beauty is always bustling with busy customers and Daniel White made his way down to talk to the founder, Emma Hopper, about the salon’s ascent What is Vanilla Pod Beauty? Vanilla Pod Beauty is a unique beauty and cosmetic clinic specialising in brow treatments in Worthing. What is your Background? In 2010 I was made redundant from the salon I worked in and during the recession I struggled to find another job so started working from home. After three years I decided it was the right time to open my own salon. I wanted to create a salon feel but out of the town centre. Somewhere everyone felt comfortable visiting and not intimidated. I took on one therapist after one year and one therapist has now turned into four. What makes Vanilla Pod Beauty unique? All our therapists are of different backgrounds and age groups and all specialise in their own treatments meaning we have a wide range of extremely talented and highly trained ladies that offer a relaxed, welcoming approach. What is the most glamorous treatment you haVe? The most glamorous would be our Bespoke Gold Facial, which is our Dermapen Micro Needling treatment combined with our LED Mask, with the option of adding a Gold Collagen Mask and our Epibrow 3D Microblading Treatment. What are your Passions aside from Work? A lot of my regular clients will laugh as they read this but I love my holidays. My fiancé and me are forever booking them and trying to see as much of the world before we settle and have children. What’s your idea of haPPiness? My idea of happiness is a beautiful home, a supportive husband and having a family. My business is a large part of my life at the moment but I’m working hard now so I can eventually enjoy watching my children grow; those moments you cant buy. do you haVe a faVourite Beauty Product you use at home? I absolutely love the Neostrata Glycolic Face Wash. It comes everywhere with me and is great for a large group of skin complaints. We heard you’re nominated for an aWard, can you tell us more? I am yes. I’m through to the finals in the Micropigmentation UK Awards which is for my contribution to the Semi Permanent Make Up world. What does the future hold? Currently I will be keeping the business at the size it is and once my fiancé and me have got married and had a family, I will then start to grow it again. I currently hold Brow Clinics across the UK and don’t really have the time to open a second salon just yet but it is in the pipeline for the near future. hoW can PeoPle get in touch? We are based down Littlehampton Road in Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1QU. Our website is www.vanillapodbeauty. com and our salon telephone is 01903 260985. We are on Facebook and Instagram under ‘Vanilla Pod Beauty’. T I T L E H E A LT H & B E A U T Y #title2016 39
  39. 39. HERE COMES THE SUMMER OK, so at the time of writing this feature it’s actually really cold, a bit grey and with a chance of rain. But we are confident that by the time you’re reading it, it’s warm, sunny and with a hint of sitting outside in the rays! Our poor bodies are tucked away for the cold winter months, accumulating scaly skin, (very likely) hairy legs, dry patches, pale patches and hooves that a horse would be ashamed of. Then boom! The sun comes out and suddenly it’s time to get that shizzle out. Feeling confident? No, us neither. But help is at hand… Zelens BODY DEFENCE Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Silky Oil £55 125ml Superior micro-encapsulation technology provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection (SPF 30). Enriched with powerful antioxidants, this advanced sun-defying formula reduces free radical formation and helps prevent sun damage, replenishes moisture, reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and combats signs of premature skin ageing. Stone granules to exfoliate the skin whilst glycerine and soybean oil moisturise. T I T L E H E A LT H & B E A U T Y#title2016
  40. 40. ORGANii SPF15 Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream £12.90 50ml Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or simply enjoying a brisk walk to work, you can stay safe in the knowledge that your skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Not only does this protect your skin, but it is packed full of nourishing anti-ageing and essential fatty acids to plump the skin and to repair the skin cells. Win. ESPA Gradual Tan Face Serum (15ml) £24 Gone is the traditional self-tan scent. This is an uplifting citrus-floral scent of neroli, sweet orange and rose essential oils. Simply blend with your existing serum or moisturiser and enjoy an instant radiance boost,before a richer,deeper tan develops over 2-3 hours. Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Body Polish £20 175g This foaming body polish deep cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises leaving the skin smooth to the touch with a radiant glow. Soothing aloe vera is blended with grapefruit peel powder and avocado stone granules to exfoliate the skin whilst glycerine and soybean oil moisturise. M&S Autograph Gel Effect Nail Colour in Tomato £6 Nothing gives your fingers or toes a summery twinkle more than a dash of bright red. We love this one from Marks, and it’s a bargain at this price. Westlab Epsom Salt Body Scrub REVIVE £18.45 No microbeads, a perfect body scrub that is good for the oceans as well as your skin. Pure Epsom Salt blended with reviving essential Oils with Rose, May Chang and Lime in a base of skin softening Apricot Oil and Vitamin E. Scholl Velvet Smooth Diamond Pedi Electronic Foot File £30 We’ve always thought these look a bit savage but this really works. For super smooth heels and toes, whip it out and get those feet sandal-ready. From Argos. T I T L E H E A LT H & B E A U T Y #title2016 41
  41. 41. ASK KIRSTEN Kirsten has been talking nutrition for over a decade in workshops, on university and college courses, on retreats and to the hundreds of people who have come for one-to-one consultations. And then there are those she meets socially, who open with, “Oh, you’re a nutritionist? Can I just ask what you think about...?” So here’s your chance to ask… “I’m thinking about going vegan. Is it possible to eat well enough? What are the pitfalls?” Yes, it’s possible to eat exceptionally well on a vegan diet. There are health aspects you need to be aware of, but there are also some added bonuses. Colourful roots to leafy greens One advantage is that you are more likely to eat a greater quantity and variety of vegetables.The pigments that make them so colourful are lifesaving nutrients. They have antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and sometimes anti- cancer properties. Vegetables also provide an amazing array of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. What about protein? There is frequent concern about whether you can get enough protein from a vegan diet. The answer is: yes, you can! Meat, fish, eggs and dairy are all called complete proteins, which means they provide all the amino acids (protein building blocks) you need to make muscles, hormones, enzymes, cell structures and more. But you can easily get all of these amino acids in a vegan diet. Quinoa and soya, for example, are complete proteins. You can use different combinations of other pulses with nuts, seeds and grains. Other excellent sources of protein are mushrooms, avocados, sea vegetables (kelp/kombu, wakame, arame, pulse etc.) and blue- green algae, such as spirulina. Dairy-free calcium A common misconception is that vegans lackcalciumintheirdiet.However,green leafy vegetables, sea vegetables, nuts and seeds are a much more effective source of calcium (and magnesium) than milk, cheese and yoghurt. To B12 or not to B12 B12 is essential for your energy levels, nervous system and much more, and there is no vegan form of B12 that we can effectively absorb and utilise. Most B12 supplements are not ideal either, often in a form we don’t work well with (cyanocobalamin), plus many of us struggle to digest B12 at the best of times. So my best recommendation is to look for methylcobalamin in liquid form (drops or spray) that you can use under your tongue (sublingually). Fats, oils and omegas It’s also difficult to get hold of enough EPA and DHA; forms of omega 3 that are important for cell function, brain health and countering inflammation. There is a different kind of omega 3 (ALA) in flax and chia seeds,and you can now get vegan DHA/EPA supplements extracted from algae, which seem to be the next best thing to eating oily fish. While we’re talking oils, please, please, PLEASE avoid margarine, and instead use coconut oil. Margarine is oil that has been damaged, as have so many cooking oils. Iron mongering Finally, will being vegan make you a pale weakling? The good news here is that there is plenty of iron in dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, pulse, dried fruit and molasses. It’s in a (non-haem) form that isn’t as easy to absorb as the (haem) form in meat, but you can still get adequate iron with just a little effort. DON’T BLAME US! Thenutritionalinformationinthisfeature is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your GP or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Five Tips For a HealTHy vegan DieT • Include a variety of pulses, nuts and seeds • Colour your plate with heaps of vegetables • Supplement with B12 (methylcobalamin) • Use coconut oil for cooking and spreading • Get creative and make mouthwatering vegan dishes T I T L E C O L U M N I S T#title2016
  42. 42. THE CONNAUGHT – RECIPES – THE GRAND – NICK MOSLEY We’ve got a veritable feast of food and drink this month with recipes, reviews and interviews as well as what’s going on in the world of Sussex gastronomy and the latest from Nick Mosley.
  43. 43. The best of all worlds As The Connaught Pub & Kitchen in Hove prepares its new gardens for summer sun, Sam Harrington-Lowe went along to The Connaught to try out the lunch menu… “Actually the tuna tartare is one of the freshest, cleanest-tasting dishes I’ve ever eaten and I am making a special trip to go back just to eat that again. In fact I might just order two of them.” T I T L E R E V I E W#title2016 Tuna tartare Sussex cheese board
  44. 44. A nyone over a certain age in Brighton will know that if there’s one thing that Martin Webb is good at, it’s pubs. And The Connaught is no exception.This used to be a fairly tatty,raggedy place and since Webb and his team have taken it on, it’s been transformed. Somehow managing to find a balance between friendly family place, good eatery and old fashioned pub vibe, The Connaught has hit the mark squarely, and as it gears up for summer with a garden overhaul, I took my mate Kath Perry to go and check the place out properly. Firstly, on the pub side it’s got a good range of drinks. It’s a Brakspear pub so there’s decent bitter on tap, and guest beers each month. But the bar also hosts a wide selection of beers and ciders both on draught and in bottles, and an excellent range of wines. And staff who seem to know what they all are, which is always a relief. As far as the food is concerned, they have a no-GMO policy, and everything is sourced locally whenever possible. There’s plenty of veggie options,and you can have many of the dishes made gluten-free. So you can tick your conscientious-food box. They do a cracking Sunday roast menu, and Thursdays are given over to Mexican nights – we strongly recommend one of the tequilas to help those chimichangas go down. But when it comes to the food, it’s the quality of the dishes that delight. We picked for starters Grilled lemon & teriyaki chicken skewers with chilli, peanut & lemon grass dip (£5.95) and Yellow fin tuna tartare with Kentish asparagus & parmesan salad, poached quail’s egg & lemon hollandaise (£6.50) and both were as good as they sound; clean, fresh food. Actually the tuna tartare is one of the freshest, cleanest-tasting dishes I’ve ever eaten and I am making a special trip to go back just to eat that again. In fact I might just order two of them. Moving on to the main courses, we went for Kentish lamb cutlet rogan josh, chapatti & scorched pomegranate with a beetroot raita (£13.50) and Spatchcock jerk chicken with rice & peas, mango salsa & coconut coleslaw (£12.95) and again, both were fresh, clean and beautifully presented. We loved the little touches like seasonal wild garlic being used as the salad garnish, and the coleslaw with the chicken was a joy all of its own. And it’s the little touches at The Connaught that make the difference. The food is good, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is warm – but as with all places, it’s the little things. Shiny clean cutlery and glassware, clean loos, attentive staff who know what they’re talking about – all these things make me happy. Finally, we did it; we had to try at least one pudding and we felt it our duty to have a bash at the cheeseboard too, as it’s full of local cheese. Fortunately two more friends turned up to help us out, and between four of us we had a very game bash at the Banoffee pancakes with pecan praline & vanilla ice cream (£6) and extensive cheeseboard, all washed down with a chilled white port (such a delight!) and it says a lot about the generous portions that we couldn’t even quite make it through the whole thing. SUMMING UP The Connaught is lovely. There isn’t much wrong with it at all – it’s got great food, good drinks, excellent staff and a warm atmosphere. Personally I’m gearing up for Mexican night next Thursday… now where is my sombrero? The Connaught Pub & Kitchen 48 Hove Street Hove 01273 206578 45 T I T L E R E V I E W #title2016 Spatchcock chicken
  45. 45. Star Chef Recipe Executive Chef Alan White has been at The Grand for years, creating beautiful food and totally revitalising the seafront eating experience most recently with the exquisite food in the hotel’s GB1 restaurant. The restaurant menu focuses largely on fish, so we thought we’d get some expert insight and tap him up for a fish recipe. With the focus on many species being threatened by overfishing, we were keen to explore ways to make a delicious meal with a fish that isn’t on the danger list. And Alan came up trumps with this delicate and delicious way with the humble gurnard. Photos: Matt Ryan Sauce vierge 1 beef tomato (skinned de-seeded and cut to concasse) 1 bunch of finely chopped chives 1tbsp finely chopped coriander 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley 1/2 tbsp finely chopped mint 50ml olive oil 1/2 lemon juiced 1 shallots finely diced 1 tbsp baby capers Salt Method Add together all ingredients and season to taste. Main dish ingredients 140gm south coast gurnard fillet 1 courgette 100gm sun blushed tomatoes 200gm parsnips 50ml double cream Salt & pepper Method Slice the courgette, chargrill, seasoning with olive oil, salt and pepper. Blend the tomatoes to a purée. Boil the parsnips, drain and mix with double cream to make a purée, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook fish, skin side down for five minutes, turn and cook for a further two minutes. Remove from the pan and rest. Construct plate as shown for final creative flourish! FillET oF loCAl GuRnARd, pARSnip puREE, SAuCE viERGE If you fancy booking a table at GB1 please call 01273 224300 or go to To follow chef Alan White on Twitter: @chef_alanwhite T I T L E R E C I P E #title2016 47
  46. 46. Sam Harrington-Lowe caught up with Alan White, executive chef at The Grand Brighton, to find out what ticks his food boxes… Photo: Matt Ryan T : Tell us what you like to eat when you’re off duty A : I’m a sausage and mash man actually. So if I cook at home, it’s sausage and mash. If I was cooking for a dinner party, I’d do a lobster, so maybe lobster thermidor, lobster linguine, something a bit different. T : What did you have for breakfast? A : Two Weetabix, marmite on bread and half a grapefruit. I have that every day. It’ll be all White on the night… T : What’s the thing you’re most proud of? A : Well it’s not my cycling proficiency… it’s a difficult question that one. I think the thing I’m most proud of is just being a chef. About making memories for people who go out and dine, whether it’s a snack, a soup, a room service sandwich, a selection of shellfish or a banquet for 500. T : Did you always want to be a chef? A : Yes, right from an early age. At 14 when I needed to do my options, there was a TV show on Channel 4 called ‘Take Six Cooks’ and that was the inspiration behind it. And after that I just gave everything else up. T : What word(s) annoys the hell of you? A : ‘Done it.’ It happens all the time. In the kitchen I ask if something’s been done and they say yeah, done it. And then I find they haven’t; that happens a lot. That really annoys me. T : Sum yourself up in three words… A : Passionate, fun and caring. T : Where next for Alan? A : When I came here this was a five year plan and I had my sights set on maybe Dubai. So maybe that’s still on the horizon, but I’m really lucky to have this job here, and to have held it for 10 years. I have appraisals with Andrew (Mosely, The Grand general manager) and he cuts you so much slack to express yourself, and tries to find out what it is that excites you. It’s hard to leave! T : Are you a bit of a Gordon in the kitchen? A : I’ve got 25 prima-donnas in there who all think they’re better than each other. I’m hard but fair, and I also like it to have a bit of fun about it. People like Gordon Ramsay treat everyone the same, and I’ve got guys in there that can take a bo***cking and some that I need to put my arm around. There’s some I can give a dressing down to in front of other people, and others need that one to one for them to respond; and it’s about trying to find how they respond, for me to get the best out of them all of the time. They’re individuals and I just cannot treat them all the same. If you Were MAyor of BrIgHton & Hove… I’d make everybody eat out once a week, for at least one night! T I T L E I N T E R V I E W#title2016
  47. 47. Every Monday this Spring we'll be going meat free! meat-free MONDAYS We'll be serving a selection of tasty and healthy vegan, vegetarian & fish specials. So why not get a bit healthier, help the planet and go meat free every Monday with us this Spring? THE DYKE PUB THE STONEHAM THE CONNAUGHT 218 Dyke Rd Brighton 01273 555672 153 Portland Road Hove 01273 383840 48 Hove Street Hove 01273 206578
  48. 48. brightonfoodfestival brightonfood brightonfoodfestival Spring Harvest 2016 Friday 19 May - bank holiday Monday 30 May Thursday 19 May Three Chefs go to the Musicals Friday 20 May Around the World in Five Wines Saturday 21 May Sussex Wine Bus Tour Sunday 22 May FoodLab Monday 23 May Cocktail Fusion Tuesday 24 May Curry Leaf Café Indian Banquet Wednesday 25 May Terre à Terre Cool Steamers Thursday 26 May Cool Climate Wine Dinner Thursday 26 May Bitter & Twisted beer night Friday 27 May Make Your Case wine night Saturday 28 - holiday Monday 30 May on Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Sussex & The World Market Live Food Show Children’s Food Festival English Wine Festival Beach BBQ Cook Off Laithwaites Wine Festival Visit Sweden ‘Fika’ Tea Dance The Dog’s Dinner contest The Beer Collective Bar Shake Your Own Cocktail Bar Taste the World area World’s Biggest Cheeseboard & lots more! ALL OF OUR MAJOR EVENTS ON HOVE LAWNS ARE FREE ENTRYFOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY sussex
  49. 49. Summer is well on its way now and with al fresco dining making its way back into our thoughts we’ve got a mouth watering seafood recipe that is perfect for a hot evening out in the sun Steamed scallops in the shell with ginger, soy, sesame oil and spring onions Taken from Rick Stein’s Fish & Shellfish cooking book, this delicious recipe brings out the full flavour of the scallops with the simplest of ingredients. They’re also super easy to make and are a light, healthy meal to enjoy with friends. Serves 4 16 prepared scallops in the shell 1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp roughly chopped coriander 3 spring onions, thinly sliced TO COOK Pour 2.5cm of water into the base of a wide shallow pan and bring it up to the boil. Loosen the scallops from their shells but leave them in place. Sprinkle each one with some of the ginger. Arrange the scallops, in batches if necessary, on a petal steamer. Lower them into the pan, reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for about four minutes until just set. Remove and keep warm while you cook the rest. Meanwhile, put the sesame oil and soy sauce into a small pan and warm through. Lift the scallops on to four warmed plates and pour over some of the warm soy sauce and sesame oil. Sprinkle over the coriander and spring onions and serve immediately. Fish & Shellfish by Rick Stein, photography by James Murphy (BBC Books, £25)
  50. 50. NICK MOSLEY Nick Mosley can be found tweeting @BrightonNick T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K#title2016 THE TASTE OF PROGRESS The Sussex food scene is ever changing and here are just three of the latest developments to look forward to… UP IN SMOKE Though the art of smoking food dates back to the days of primitive man, the cooking technique is only now experiencing a resurgence across Sussex. With restaurants, pop-ups and street vendors beginning to use this method, the beneficial effects of smoke and fire on food become obvious – and delicious – from its tenderizing effects to its flavouring along with its preservation. Local restaurants such as The Set in Brighton and Hove’s The Stoneham have recently invested in the trend, smoking everything including meat, cheese, fish and vegetables as well as investing in the wood they burn. “The reason behind our smoking is our fascination of new, exciting flavors,” says Neil Parker, The Stoneham’s creative director. “Our friendly tree surgeon Jake makes our smoker unique, as he sorts us out some nice chunky, moist, oak, maple, beech chips, so we can experiment. And, really, even though the smoker is regulated, you will never find two smokes the same, as nature takes us wayward. “Although it has been around for years, smoking as a skill is now becoming ever more popular and we are looking forward to pushing a few boundaries. It’s a great way of preserving food, and also intensifying a fresh flavour into a smoky cooked delight with a sweet, sharp or hot flavour; it will be such a taste explosion.” THE WONDERFUL WEINER Dirty, greasy, messy, sloppy, filthy; not necessarily words that should be enticing when it comes to food but following the burger trend there is no doubt that gourmet fast-food is on everyone’s lips. However, there is a new king in town - the humble hot dog. From restaurants to street food stands, this modest meal is gradually making its way to the top of Britain’s favourite fast food feasts and has now reached Sussex, with The Windmill in Brighton serving top-notch dogs. “Although it’s very easy to become immersed in the interesting and varied food culture we are lucky enough to have here in the South East of England, the vast majority of people just want simple, familiar food that is tasty,” explains Keiron James, Beach BBQ at The Windmill chef. “I thought we could bring this revolution down to Brighton and create a similar idea here but with our Beach BBQ twist at The Windmill, with our old faithful friend, the humble hot dog. We are now accepting as customers to allow food businesses to gentrify the simplest of what would otherwise be just a fast food. It becomes fun, non-pretentious and very accessible. This is just the beginning for the designer dog. The dog days are far from over!”
  51. 51. T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K #title2016 What is the ICCSW? The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium takes place every four years, bringing together the world’s top movers and shakers in the production, marketing and sale of fine wines from cool climate wine regions. Why is it taking place in Sussex? Firstly, because it’s close to a number of top English wineries and Plumpton College, Britain’s Centre of Excellence in Wine education, training and research. Secondly, because it offers excellent access to London and internationally via Gatwick airport – and lastly because Brighton is one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting coastal towns in the UK with plenty of culture and entertainment to offer international visitors. How does cool climate wine differ to warm climate wine? In a nutshell: think finesse and elegance rather than tropical or jammy fruit with higher levels of alcohol. How do English wines compare with those overseas? English winemaking is still in its infancy, but it’s fair to say that recognition is growing overseas that our wines are already world class. I firmly believe that the quality of our sparkling wine is so good that, in 30 years time, we will be giving Champagne a serious market share problem in the UK. What wine is best for breakfast? To me, breakfast is all about sparkling wine – with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs if possible! How long before we do more proper reds? The UK’s red wines are getting better and better. To be honest, I’ve not tasted many specifically from Sussex, but I would recommend seeking out Litmus Pinot Noir, sourced from vineyards in Surrey, and also Ancre Hill Pinot Noir from Wales. What does the future hold for Sussex wine? I think we’ll see increasing acreage of vineyards being planted in the area and more excellent wines coming onto the market, which is all good news for us in terms of job and tourism opportunities as well as vinous enjoyment. Where will the ICCWS be held and what can we expect? The Symposium itself takes place at the Brighton Hilton from 26 to 28 May, and all details are available on SUSSEX’S FINE WINE SYMPOSIUM The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium comes to Brighton for the first time ever in May and to find out more about this ground-breaking event I caught up with Bryony Wright of the ICCWS. Ridgeview Vineyard
  52. 52. BRING IT TO THEWe’ve teamed up with food event platform Tabl to bring you five of our favourite foodie events coming up in Sussex over the next month T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K#title2016 Spring Tasting Menu: Maw Pop Up - £40 Maw have taken Brighton by storm with their spring of pop- ups, hidden away in the heart of Brighton lanes. Showcasing fantastic produce in a unique and cosy atmosphere, this tasting menu is literally mind blowing. There’s truffles, duck, cod, chorizo and smoked quails egg, along with an incredible list of puddings, meringue, eclair and pistachio. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout May and June, 8pm Where: Brighton Delhi Special: My Indian Table - £25 Your host Piyali shares her earliest memories of food,starting with an authentic kabab made with lentils and spices, before then be treated to some of India’s classic dishes. The evening will be finished off with an Indian pancake, served with a chilled creamy sauce, topped with pistachios. Oh, and it’s BYOB. When: Saturday 14 May, 7.30pm Where: Brighton StrEAT Film - £20 As part of Brighton Fringe, the Emporium Theatre and Tabl have joined forces to take you on a trip to India to experience Satyajit Ray’s timeless classic, Mahanagar. Tickets include entry to the film, Indian street food from supper club Deccan Tiffin, accompanied by a Pago Mango Juice. When: Monday 23 May, 7pm Where: Emporium Theatre, Brighton A Seafood Extravaganza - £35 This menu is bursting with original, locally sourced cuisine to make your tastebuds explode. With bellinis and canapés to greet you on arrival, you’ll be treated to a seafood extravaganza, including fish du jour on a bed of squid linguine, garnished with seasonal vegetables and over three chocolate-themed desserts on offer. When: Saturday 21 May, 8pm Where: Winchelsea An Evening of English Sparkling Wine - £50 Peter Hall from Breaky Bottom near Lewes will talk through his award-winning and delicious sparkling wines, before Dermot Sugrue, from Wiston Estate near Pulborough, talks you through his first vintage. There will be pinchos and crostinis including house cured fish and English cheeses designed by the team at Fourth & Church to compliment. When: Wednesday 25 May, 7pm Where: Hove For more foodie events check out Tabl
  53. 53. The Grand, Brighton, 97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW 01273 224 300 / The finest, freshly caught seafood from Brighton’s shores
  54. 54. Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Telephone 01444 441 102 | Email | | Twitter @jeremysrest | Facebook Jeremys Restaurant Contemporary dining in the idyllic rural setting of Borde Hill, near Haywards Heath. Call us or visit our website for our à la carte and daily menus, our special events diary, and information on private events and weddings. Photos:JuliaClaxtonandJamesBoardman “My tempura seafood was like having an indecent proposal whispered into one’s mouth by a short-sighted pervert.” – Julie Burchill, Title Sussex “Whatever words I use won’t do the food justice – it’s simply exquisite, and you’ll have to experience it first-hand to understand what I mean.” – Donna Martin, Inside Sussex “Jeremy Ashpool can cook, and if you don’t visit his restaurant, you will be more the poorer for it.”– Maarten Hoffman, Platinum Business Daily menu of the day: 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £25 Choose from a three-choice menu, including vegetarian options. Available Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday dinner. À la carte also available. Thursday 23 JuneFeast of the Midnight Sun Festoon yourself with flowers, frolick in the garden, or simply enjoy the barbecue and the company of friends on nearly the longest day of 2016. £70 per person for 4 courses with matched drinks fromSussex producers Doyou want stunning large format printing at great prices? posters matte finish - only £9 for an a1 poster a 180gsm heavyweight coated paper.the bright white paper produces prints with a crisp vibrant silk matt finish Gloss finish - only £13 for an a1 poster a 190gsm coated, gloss, bright white photo paper. producing stunning graphics in photograph quality. Banners printed up to photo quality our banners are a 450gsm vinyl with a tearproof scrim interior. available in three standard depths and up to 8m long 61cm / 2ft – £20 per m.91cm / 3ft – £25 per m.107cm/ 3.5ft – £28 per m.other sizes available on request. waterproofvinyl paper a waterproof and tear proof material that can be eyeletted if required. strong and weather resistant so great for longterm posters or outside displays such as a boards or temporary banners.a1 posters for only £14 and banners from £15 per m. 01273 530736 - 07799 337434
  55. 55. We feature the Mercedes E-Class, go one-on-one Brighton’s boxing star Lloyd Ellett, have the latest cinema releases this month and look at the breathtaking sights of Shanghai. MOTORS – LLOYD ELLETT - ENTERTAINMENT – FAMILIES - TRAVEL
  56. 56. by Danny Cobbs T I T L E M O T O R S#title2016 THE MERCEDES BENCHMARK Gather round all you smart and sensible people, Mercedes has just radicalised the E-Class, as Danny Cobbs explains in its first British review Granted, on first appearance, this revolution of the tenth generation of E-Class may seem a little on the tame side. Then again, the E-Class is hugely important for the Stuttgart massive – 13 million units sold to date – so they were unlikely to take it too far left of centre. Mercedes are sending out a message though; they want this car to set the benchmark that all executive saloons should aim for. The undisputed class-leader, if you like. Fighting talk indeed. Yet Mercedes may have overlooked one small fact: in the same market segment there are plenty of other cars to choose from, and they too are pretty darn good at what they do - think Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XE. So then, if this car is not going to get lost in the melee of other mid-size luxury saloons it needs to be nothing short
  57. 57. T I T L E M O T O R S #title2016 “Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into this E-Class. The results, I hasten to add, are nothing short of astounding” of extraordinarily epic in everything it does. To that end, Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into this E-Class. The results, I hasten to add, are nothing short of astounding. The main headline-grabber will undoubtedly be the E-Class’s semi-autonomous driving capability; closely followed by the changes applied to the interior, mechanics, and abundance of safety features. Its restyled super-slippery bodywork may not warrant quite as many column inches, yet nonetheless, it’s still worthy of a paragraph or two. Cynics may suggest the architecture of this E-Class seems to mirror that of its bigger brother, the S-Class. For sure there are certain family similarities, but I can’t see that as cause for complaint. Creased shoulder-lines cohesively connect together bonnet, grille and LED headlights with its short overhangs and a tapered rear-end. Look really carefully, and around the edges it’s actually quite sexy. 59
  58. 58. T I T L E M O T O R S#title2016
  59. 59. T I T L E M O T O R S #title2016 It’s longer too, by 65mm, which affords backseat passengers more legroom and allows 540-litres of boot capacity. Whilst the exterior may appear slightly samey (not a complaint, merely an observation), the cabin really is the E-Class’s piece de resistance. Set in skilfully worked leather, metal and wood, the flowing dash with its four centre air vents and changeable ambient mood lighting are a blatant rip-off of the S-Class interior layout. Yet despite this, the cabin feels as though it has been allowed to evolve and show a sense of its true identity. It really is quite beautiful, both in design and build execution. Two trim levels will be available from launch, with SE cars starting at £35,959. The sportier AMG Line costs £2,495 more. Equipped to the gunnels, both models offer parking sensors, a reversing camera, leather seats and a self-parking system, as well as SatNav and LED headlamps. The more basic models get conventional instruments with an 8.4” central screen, but the big development is the twin–tablet facia which butts two 12.3” screens together using the driver’s side as an instrument binnacle.The twin screens are a £2,000 optional extra on the 220d, standard on the 350d. Mercedes are making a big noise about how this car is the closest thing on the market to being a fully-autonomous self-driving car. True, once you’ve handed over control it will adjust the speed according to traffic conditions, even steer itself around a corner. Ask it to overtake the car in front, and it’ll do that too. Nevertheless, you are reliant on computer wizardry to all make this happen safely, which takes a massive leap of faith to trust it will be a better pilot than you (I’m still undecided if this will become a short-lived novelty or an essential piece of driver-aid kit). Switch off the autopilot, take back control, and this new E-Class will handle just as accurately under human guidance. In the ride department it’s more than a match for most of its rivals (only the Beema does it better around corners, but only just). Opt for the £1,495 air suspension (fitted to our test cars), and you’d be hard pressed to find any car, even those costing twice as much money, which would eat-up long-distance miles so effortlessly. VERDICT By taking the best bits of their brand – styling, safety, comfort, fuel- efficiencies, refinement and ride – Mercedes has insured no other car currently on the market can surpass the new E-Class. Price: £35,935 - £47,425 Fuel: 65.7mpg – 72.4mpg CO2: 102g/km On Sale Date: May
  60. 60. LLOYD ELLET: THE BEST BRIGHTON CAN GET Super-welterweight boxer Lloyd Ellett has notched up an impressive 20-1 record during his career and after bouncing back from his first professional defeat in October, the Lightning Bolt is ready for big things in 2016 , as Daniel White found out… “I want to push on now and if I don’t look back and say that I’ve won the British title then I’ll be disappointed” Who is LLoyd ELLEtt? I’m a professional boxer from Brighton. hoW did you gEt into boxing? I first started from watching Rocky films and big fights on TV like Prince Naseem. I think the Nigel Benn v Chris Eubank rematch was the first fight I watched and I watched Tyson a lot around that time as well. So, I went with few of my mates after school to the local boxing gym and loved it and stuck at it ever since. None of my mates that I went with stuck at it! dEscribE yoursELf in thrEE Words… Dedicated, ambitious and motivated. What do you hopE to achiEvE in your carEEr? I want to be able to look back and have won some belts. I want to push on now and if I don’t look back and say that I’ve won the British title then I’ll be disappointed. T I T L E I n T E r v I E w#title2016
  61. 61. What Would you have done if you Weren’t a boxer? I’ve got a degree in Sports and Exercise Science so it would probably be something to do with that and I’m a personal trainer as well. I played a bit of football when I was younger but I definitely wasn’t good enough to be a pro, also I’ve always been a good runner but only really could have made it in boxing. you have a strong local support, What does that mean to you? That means the world to me, really. The support I get in Brighton makes everything a lot easier, like not having to worry about ticket sales in the build-up to fights, which can be a worry, and on fight nights, the support spurs you on. It’s great to also have support from Juice FM and Title Sussex and all of the media are behind me as well, helping to add hype to the fights and spread the word. What are your passions aside from Work? I’d definitely say food. Boxing is my number one passion though and really takes over everything. Outside of that I like football, and I’ve been supporting Brighton & Hove Albion since I was very young and I remember watching them at the old Goldstone ground and I still go to matches now at the Amex. Hopefully we can push on to the Premier League soon. What is your most memorable fight? As a pro, I’d probably say the first Faheem Khan fight, as it was my first title fight and my first one in Brighton. I put on a good performance and got the stoppage as well. What are you most proud of? Winning each of the three belts I’ve had in the pros. Who are your favourite boxers of all time? It changes quite a lot because I’m always watching boxing so depends at the time. At the moment it’s Sugar Ray Leonard, Meldrick Taylor, and Marvin Hagler. What inspires you? I’d say being successful, winning belts, and proving people wrong. if you Were king of sussex for a day you Would… I’d probably treat myself! I’d get all my mates together and go to the Amex and play a game of football on the pitch, then go to the Grand Hotel and take over the whole place! tell us one fact about yourself not many people knoW… I’ve got a degree, not many people in boxing have one of those! To hear more from Lloyd Ellet read his Title Sussex blog on or visit T I T L E I N T E R V I E W #title2016 63
  62. 62. WHAT Brighton’s Big Screen announced its return to the seafront this summer from 10 June – 10 July with a performance from The Drifters legend Ray Lewis WHERE Ibis Hotel, Brighton WHEN Thursday 7 April WHY The Big Screen will be showcasing a host of blockbuster movies, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spectre as well as featuring live coverage of the football at Euro 2016 and Wimbledon Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED The one and only Ray Lewis T I T L E S O C I A L#title2016 Mike and Jennifer Mendoza Jacqueline and Brian Capron Bill Murray of Murray Media and Big Screen Delighting guests with Drifters songs from Ray Lewis The Drifters Ray Lewis with Ambrose Harcourt Dolly Rocket with Tatania, Sophia and Rachel Kirstie Keate with Lyndsay Gardner of Fizzy Peaches Photo opportunity
  63. 63. Our favourite cinema picks of the month Words by Rhys Wilson-Plant T O P T I T L E S T I T L E C I N E M A #title2016 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL A story so steeped in truth and yet vivid imagination, combines to create a visceral and memorable film that aligns itself with the sci-fi elite. The story centres on a father and son who are on the run, with the government and a cult after the boy, in search of his special powers. What can be said about Jeff Nichols? Other than he has once again hit the ball out of the park with his newest film. He paces out the film masterfully and feeds us information as the story unravels, creating a suspenseful and emotion finale. He is a writer/director with a recent track history of Take Shelter (2011) and Mud (2012). Jeff Nichols is a name you will hear again. Director: Jeff Nichols Release Date: 8 April THE JUNGLE BOOK After being threatened by the tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba), the man-cub, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) flees his only known home, the jungle. Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), the panther, and the bear Baloo (Bill Murray) guide him on a journey of self-discovery. This is by no means the first rendition of The Jungle Book, but it doesn’t disappoint.The lack of subtext and theme is forgotten in the midst of an engrossing tale of a boy who explores the wide ranges of the jungle and all of its joys and dangers. Director: Jon Favreu Release Date: 15 April EYE IN THE SKY Eye in the Sky does a pretty good job at voicing moral concerns in modern warfare by placing two newbie’s behind the controls of a drone, and questioning whether eliminating targets is worth the collateral damage. In many ways, Eye in the Sky is trying to be too thematic,rather than focusing on the story. The action jumps across location and character so much so, that the audience is placed outside of the action, looking in. Director: Gavin Hood Release date: 15 April CRIMINAL Criminal is a quasi-Frankenstein concept, in which the mind of a dead CIA operative is uploaded to the mind of a death row inmate. The idea is to use the information to find a CIA hacker who threatens the world’s security after engineering his way into U.S military tech. The concept is so far-fetched and off base with its tone that it seems undeniably ridiculous and the only thing that mounts this absurdity is the non-stop violence throughout. Director: Ariel Vromen Release Date: 15 April 65
  64. 64. EmpirE of thE sun As this month’s issue is focused on interiors and property, we thought we’d take a look at some architecture from across the world. Photographer Ramses Radi takes us on a tour of the buildings and districts of Shanghai Old woman walks down the street in Yuyuan area, where only a few blocks remain from the old Shanghai. As a symbol of the second biggest economy of the world, Pudon (east of the river) shows its newest skyscraper ‘The Shanghai Tower’, standing at 2,073 feet and 128 floors.
  65. 65. Lujiazui, Pudong District What used to be the less-developed land across from Shanghai’s Old City and foreign concessions became the financial hub of modern China in 1993, after the Chinese government set up a Special Economic Zone and Pudong was designated as the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. Buddhist Temple, Zhenru With 800 years of history, the temple was built in Jiading era of the Southern Song Dynasty. The nine-storied pagoda is 50 metres high, and holds immeasurable Buddhist relics. This temple is a revered landmark in Zhenru Town in the northwest of Shanghai.
  66. 66. Water town, Zhujiajiao 20 minutes south from the centre of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao was established about 1,700 years ago. Zhujiajiao means literally ‘Zhu Family Corner’, but is actually not a town. Only a few streets survive against the unstoppable modernization of China that reaches every corner of the city, as we can see in the background. The China Pavilion The China Pavilion is known as ‘The Oriental Crown’ because of its resemblance to an ancient Chinese crown. It was built by the architect He Jingtang for the Expo 2010 and reopened in 2012 as the China Art Museum. This bad boy cost US$220 million.
  67. 67. Wen Miao Confucius Temple Built in 1296 and rebuilt in 1999 after suffering several destructions, the temple suffered major damage during the Taiping Rebellion of the XIX century and later on by the Cultural Revolution of the 60s. What we see is the hall that divides the path for scholars and the path dominated by nature. SWFC Observatory, Pudong district The Shanghai World Financial Centre stands at 492 metres (1,614 feet) and is the second tallest building in Shanghai. Visiting the observatory of the SWFC is a must if you’re planning to come to Shanghai. These are the views from the hundredth floor, at 474m (1,555 feet) where you can view the Oriental Pearl and the top of the Jin Mao Tower.
  68. 68. About the photographer Ramses Radi is a Spanish fashion, portrait and landscape photographer who moved from Sussex and is now based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. He studied philosophy at the University of Madrid UAM, photography at EFTI, and direction of photography in Septima Ars School, before taking a Masters in photojournal- ism at the former Cover Agency. After leaving Spain in 2010, he spent one year in Vancouver where he decided to focus on fashion and landscape photography. Later in 2011 he moved to Brighton where he created most of his editorial work together with local artists and designers. He now works as senior photographer for the company Luxeporter S.L in China.
  69. 69. IS TALKING ABOUT DEATH STILL TABOO? Award-winning author Giles Paley-Phillips launches into a new parenting adventure each month T I T L E C o L u m n I s T#title2016 Sitting down for a bedtime story with your children can often bring up some interesting conversations, but from time to time there can be certain subjects you might choose to avoid at all costs, especially when it’s nearly time to say goodnight. One subject that has come up a lot in our house recently is that age- old taboo – death! Having lost both of my own parents at a young age, my children are naturally inquisitive about why they haven’t got paternal grandparents. At first, it was just a case of fobbing them off and improvising with a sort of pseudo-fairy tale type explanation that they’d become poorly and fallen asleep, or they were flying around in the sky on clouds or magic carpets, but my lame and evasive attempts at trying to soften and sugar-coat it just led to further scrutiny from them. In centuries past, when life expectancy was far lower, the subject of mortality was discussed more openly within families, sometimes children would even be present at the death of the parent or loved one. But as time has moved on and people are living longer and healthier lives, death has somehow become less acceptable, harder to understand and talk about. So why do we try and avoid talking to children about death? Is it because we want to protect them or that we think they won’t understand? Maybe we just don’t know the right things to say? SigmundFreudoncesuggestedthatbyprotecting children from the awareness of death, parents, in a sense, become that child and vicariously enjoy its imagined safety and comfort. I think Freud has a point. I know from my own experiences that opening up the old wounds of grief can be painful and that not having to explain the ins and outs of cancer or alcoholism and heart disease would make me far more comfortable, but is this enough of a reason not to tell my kids the truth? The writer Satish Modi described death in his book ‘In Love with Death’ as ‘essential’ and that it ‘makes life more meaningful’ to talk about it and acknowledge death, to allow us to look at life, to appreciate life, what we have and what we can still give. It’s for these reasons that I felt I had to share my experiences of death with my children, so they can learn to understand that death is inevitable and that sometimes bad things happen, but above all that life is here to be enjoyed and relished, a lesson a lot of adults could learn from too. For more information on talking to children about death please visit: www.childdevelopmentinfo. com/how-to-be-a-parent/communication/talk-to- kids-death/ T: @eliistender10
  70. 70. Giles’ GEMS Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘THE FEARSOME BEASTIE’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, Bizziebaby Gold Award and was Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman. T I T L E K I D S & F A M I L Y #title2016 book of the MONTH SCHOOL ROUNDUP NEW HEAD AT LANCING Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove has announced that Mrs Kirsty Keep will become the next Head of the school from 1 September, succeeding Alan Laurent who will retire at the end of August after 14 years in the role. Kirsty, who is currently Head of Lower School at Downsend School in Leatherhead, will bring a wealth of experience to the position following senior roles at Edge Grove School in Hertfordshire and an independent prep school for children aged 3-13.Chairman of the Lancing College Governing Body, Dr Harry Brunjes, said, “Kirsty was an outstanding candidate and brings to Lancing Prep at Hove invaluable experience, energy and commitment.” CLIMBING TO SUCCESS Seven students from Farlington School have completed a ten-week climbing course at the K2 in Crawley to achieve their Level 1 Climbing Certificate. The students, from Years 11 and 13, undertook the course as one of their PE options and throughout it they learnt to tie knots, safely belay one another, climb a range of routes as well as tackling the 12-metre climbing wall. Farlington’s John Dwyer said, “Indoor climbing offers both mental and physical exercise. The mind benefits from the problem-solving this sport demands, and increases mental control along with improved climbing skills. The group thoroughly enjoyed the activity and the opportunity to take on a new challenge. They should be very proud of their achievements!” Super Stan by Matt Robertson Orchard £11.99 Life can be hard when your little brother is a superhero! This wonderfully illustrated picture book by the super talented Matt Robertson addresses the issue of sibling rivalry in a really heartwarming and fun way. For ages 2-6yrs Cool Cat versus Top Dog by Mike Yamada Frances Lincoln £10.99 It’s the annual midnight race and the biggest rivals in town are up against each other. Cool Cat versus Top Dog is a very funny and fast-paced picture book by an exciting new talent in Mike Yamada. For ages 2-6yrs Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip by Lou Treleaven and Julia Patton Maverick £6.99 Wind-up goldfish, polite dice and self-blessing tissues are just some of the weird and wonderful inventions of Professor McQuark, then one day she invents the Oojamaflip. A very funny rhyming text accompanied by Julia Patton’s extraordinary illustrations. For ages 2-6yrs 73
  71. 71. No more excuses… time to plan the SUMMER PARTY Help from the Event Experts includes • Free venue finding • Music and entertainment • Marquees, bars and funfairs • Festivals and outdoor events • Experiential events • Fun days, posh picnics and school sports Looking for something a bit more exciting this year? Try our ‘Something Different’ challenge and see what we can create for you. Proposals and venue finding all completely free to our clients Event Experts • • 0845 594 8533
  72. 72. We catch up with businessman Richard Skerritt ahead of his big fight night, we look at the countdown to the Brighton and Hove Business Awards as well as featuring our usual columnists Julia Wright and Amanda Horlington. BUSINESS – BAHBAS – ACCOUNTANCY – ‘APPY TALK
  73. 73. The Brighton brand is built on small and large businesses alike and this year the Brighton and Hove Business Awards are back to celebrate their success BUSINESS THE BRIGHTON WAY T I T L E B U S I N E S S#title2016
  74. 74. C reated by a local business for local businesses, the Brighton and Hove Business Awards are quite literally the best way for a company in Brighton to test itself. Now in their eleventh year, the BAHBAs are firmly established as the city’s premier business awards scheme and offer the chance for local businesses to see how far they’ve come, whether they’re a brand new start- up, a company just about to reach new heights or a thriving corporation with many clients and many years of business. Now the awards are back for 2016 and businesses have until June 29 to submit up to three entries. Previous winners have included a mix of start-ups and sole traders, in addition to some of the city’s largest and most influential organisations, including Duke of York’s, Infinity Foods, The Grand Brighton, The Gingerman Restaurant Group,BrightonPride,BrightonFestivalandSussexUniversity. The benefits of claiming a BAHBA reach far beyond the trophy as Fiona Martin, Director and Head of Employment Law at Martin Searle, explains, “We know first-hand the benefits of winning a BAHBA, after we scooped an award for Business in the Community when newly founded. This significantly helped boost our profile. The BAHBAs take out the ‘pomp and circumstances’ of many business awards and celebrate the local business community by injecting a lot of fun into the proceedings.” Sponsors for 2016’s event include Allied Irish Bank, Cardens Accountants, City Cabs, Dental Health Spa, Gatwick Airport, Gemini Print, Graves Jenkins, Martin Searle Solicitors, RBS, Robinson Low Francis, TSS and Yelo Architects. After sponsoring the BAHBAs for the last three years Phil Graves, of Graves Jenkins, is in no doubt about its potential to help grow a business, “We are extremely proud to once again support and sponsor the BAHBAs. They are very Brighton - endorsing the success of the city, its diversity and entrepreneurial spirit – and at the same time recognising what makes the city stand out over many others. I’m a lifetime Brightonian and as a business we try to invest in the city through our business connections and the BAHBAs undertake the same. It’s an obvious partnership and an event which betters itself year on year.“ A new sponsor for 2016 is Dental Health Spa and founder, Christina Chatfield, explains why she had to get involved, “As a previous winner, we want to support fellow businesses on the high street. We are aware that consumers want to know that their local businesses are providing excellent value for money and a service to rival larger corporate firms.” Supporters also include the Brighton and Hove City Council, Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, Brighton Curry Club, Juice 107.2FM, Brighton and Hove Buses, Tourism Alliance and Title Sussex. In our second year as media sponsors we know first hand just how crucial the awards are, not only to a company’s outwards appearance but also to the team as a whole, as well as helping to build the Brighton brand. We spoke to Chris Langley of RBS, sponsors of this year’s event, who explained why they are getting involved, “At RBS we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of local businesses and in operating in our local markets. Our support for these awards is just one way RBS reinforces its commitment to these businesses.” The judges will be looking for companies and organisations that really capture the spirit of Brighton and Hove and, to view this year’s categories and submit an entry, head online to Businesses can enter up to three categories and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 29 June at 5pm. T I T L E B U S I N E S S #title2016 77
  75. 75. Chartered Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and Wealth Managers Now in our 25th year, we have won Citywire NMA Award for the past 6 years Skerritt House, 23 Coleridge Street, Hove, BN3 5AB 01273 204999 • • Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Skerritt Consultants Limited FCA No. 163291 Local, professional, but approachable