Friday, June 17, 2005

Music programme for Blaker's Park Community Picnic

and some advice for performers

Running Order For Blaker’s Park – Saturday 25 June
11.30 – 1.30 then 2.30 – 4.30. Everyone is Welcome.
Please remember to ensure that your guitars are labelled both on the case and on the inside with both your name and the name of your band
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before you are due on stage. This gives us a chance to tune your guitars and for you to get yourselves ready.
11.30 A Resounding Thumbs Up
11.40 Jaffa
11.50 Cloud Runner
12.00 Farmyard Boys
12.10 Spotlight
12.20 Big Wig
12.30 Band of Many Hats
12.40 Glasnost
12.50 Ideosynchrisy
1.00 New DT
1.10 Tangled Web
1.15 Taste of Tarmac
Spoilt
1.25 Minty and Alex
1.30 – 2.30 Break for Covers Band.
2.30 Last of the Silver Skins
2.40 Memphis Reigns
2.50 Taste of Tarmac
2.55 Rebel Yell
3.05 Pulse
3.15 Ravens
3.20 New Band 14
3.30 Trio (The Nigels)
3.40 Between The Acts
3.50 Mad Hatters
4.00 Middle Finger
4.10 Undone
4.20 Methadone Pretty

Monday, June 06, 2005

Some Forthcoming Events

Saturday 11th June - St Matthias Church Summer Fair 11am-3pm
Saturday 25th June - St Bernadette's Primary School Summer Fair 11am-4pm
Saturday 25th June - Blaker's Park Community Picnic & Summer Fair 11.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 2nd July - Hollingdean Festival 11am-10.30pm

Send us dates you know about please so that we can make the list as comprehensive as possible.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Plea to visitors to this blog

If you know of events of any nature happening soon in the Fiveways area or nearby, we want to publicise it for you. All we ask in return is that you undertake to tell your friends and neighbours about this weblog, so that we can continue to expand the frontiers of communication locally.
We are also happy to post items advertising shops, businesses, goods and services acvailable in the area. No charge, but the same sort of reciprocation appreciated! Why not respond by pressing the 'comments' button below?

FRIENDS OF BLAKER’S PARK COMMUNITY PICNIC

FRIENDS OF BLAKER’S PARK
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COMMUNITY PICNIC
& SUMMER FAIR
(Jointly with Stanford Avenue Methodist Church)
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SATURDAY
25th JUNE 2005
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11.30a.m. to 4.30p.m.
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DISHY’S CAFÉ BARBECUE ROCKSKOOL STUDENTS
PARACHUTE GAMES CAKES& JAMS
PLATE SMASHING STALLS
BRING A PICNIC AND
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS

Spin Doctors Disco will be appearing at this event playing Nostalgic Music between acts of Rockskool's Student bands.
For further details of Rockskool please visit http://www.rockskool.co.uk/

Jennie Lawes will also be present with her stall of information about and stock of Forever Living Aloe Vera and Propolis products to meet your health needs.

Friday, June 03, 2005

New local blog

http://spindoctorsdisco.blogspot.com/ for news and information from Spin Doctors Mobile Disco

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Hollingbury Goes Wild


FHBW



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HOLLINGBURY GOES WILD
FREE GUIDED WALK
Explore the area - identify trees, wild flowers, birds and butterflies
&Learn about the work of The Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE
A WALK IN THE HOLLINGBURY WILD PARK LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
LED BY LOCAL BIRDER PETER WHITCOMB
GATHER BY WOODBOURNE GARAGE, DITCHLING ROAD
FOR PROMPT 9am START
(parking by recycle bins opposite)
for further details phone 270501

Local Blogger alert.

For anyone who is not sure, a blog or web log is a sort of online diary which is like a website but much easier to maintain on a day-to-day basis by someone who is unfamiliar or can't be bothered with regular web design. It free or very cheap to run depending which provider you blog with and the level of sophistication you require. To start your own blog try Blogger - click the icon in the top left corner of this page - it's free and pretty easy to use.
http://abi-rhodes.typepad.com/abi_rhodes_zigzag_wanderi/ is a blog posted by a local Fiveways resident and covers items of local interest as well as general, more global, stuff. Abi is particularly involved in writing a music column and record reviews for a bi-monthly tabloid for consumers of cannabis and supporters of moves to get the herb legalised. Most of Abi's published items also appear on the blog.
Check out www.ccnewz.com for further details of that paper. Any local bands looking for exposure please contact Abi at abi.rhodes@tiscali.co.uk - Abi will review your releases on the blog even if they fail to be published in CCNewz.

Any other local bloggers wishing to attract the attention of Fiveways residents please put your details including URL, email addy and description of the nature of your blog into the comments section below.

A comprehensive list of Brighton Blogs can be found at
http://www.brightonbloggers.com/blog/

Happy blogging.


Aloe vera
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ALOE VERA – A VERSATILE AND VALUABLE PLANT

ALOE VERA – A VERSATILE AND VALUABLE PLANT
by Jennie Lawes
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller is the most potent) is one amazing plant. It has been valued by communities across the globe for centuries. Its aliases give you a clue as to why. Natural Healer. Miracle Plant. The Burn Plant. Wand of Heaven. The Potted Physician. And so on.
The plant has spiky leaves with a tough rind surrounding an outer sap layer and an inner gel layer. Aloe Vera is a succulent but don’t be fooled. While the gel is brilliant to take internally and externally, it is an acquired taste as a drink. A friend described it as unpalatable at best and downright disgusting at worst. I quite like it, but then I like raw lemon, curly kale and mustard sandwiches.
So what do people use it for?
One area where people find relief with symptoms is problems with the epithelial tissue (skin and body linings, in the gut and the bronchial tubes for example). These include ulcers, burns, eczema, acne and psoriasis. It also includes some bowel problems, including diverticulits and irritable bowel. Aloe vera gel contains lignin, which allows the healing properties to penetrate deep into the layers of skin.
The other main area of benefit is symptoms arising from weakened, heightened or inappropriate immune responses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
We live in age like no other before us. Since the 1950s we have been subject to intensive farming and the ‘miracle’ of modern medicine. Food contains fewer nutrients, even the good stuff. Pollutants (including those free radicals – ban barbies now!) have increased and our bodies have been the playground of steroids and antibiotics. Quite a change from the conditions most bodies have contended with since caveman days. And only a few decades to adapt in. No wonder we fail in droves, succumbing to physical and emotional stress.
One thing aloe vera gel can do in spades is to provide missing nutrients – and some useful side effects. It contains:
antioxidant vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E to soak up those free radicals
vitamin B12
essential minerals including zinc and copper
anti-inflammatory plant sterols and enzymes
saporins, which fight bacteria, fungi and yeasts
sugars that have been seen to have a beneficial effect on the working of the immune system
amino acids that the body needs but cannot generate – that means you’ve got to eat them
natural painkilling elements
But don’t go rushing out to buy an aloe vera plant and expect to be able to cure all your ills. As with all complementary herbal remedies, results differ. I have spoken to people who have had wonderful relief but also some who have seen no benefit (no worsening of symptoms but no benefit).
Because aloe vera gel has such a wide range of uses, specialist products have been developed for a large number of these. The gel in the aloe vera leaf can be used in its natural state and is excellent but will oxidise quickly – cut the leaf and you will soon see that it has started to heal over and the cut piece starts to go brown. You can buy stabilised aloe vera gel but should make sure that the gel is the main ingredient rather than water and that the product carries the seal of the International Aloe Science Council.
Aloe vera gel is a great general tonic and an amazing first aid kit. People drink it themselves and give it to their pets. They keep it by the stove for burns and in the car to treat sunburn and insect bites. It is used for personal care in all its forms – washing, shampooing, cleaning teeth – even as a softener in hankies, tights and knickers! It is also used in cosmetics and for cleaning in the home.
I think you’ll be hearing a lot more about the powers of this plant in the future.
[Jennie Lawes is an independent distributor for Forever Living Products aloe vera, bee and other nutritional products. She can be contacted at jennie_lawes@lineone.net for more information.]