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Geek is the new black!

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Astra Designs Astra Designs UK are a wonderful boutique clothing brand that create unique designs of clothes and accessories for all ages but specialise in ‘geek’ fashion. From the first idea to the last stitch it’s all created in house by Danielle. ‘Current trends are showing that the twirl skirt is extremely fashionable, it is popular with all ages but particularly with customers that have an interest in comic conventions. I have created lots of designs for the London Film and Comic Con and even got to meet some celebrities at my last visit’ The venture
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Three Cottages

Words: Simon Paterson Images: Three Cottages Did your partner propose to you on valentines, or did you propose and that special someone said, yes? Then we may just have the wedding venue for you. The Three Cottages is a fantastic, historic village pub that you will be proud to call your wedding venue. Nestled on the outskirts of Winsick, a small village on the south side of the historic market town of Chesterfield, the Three Cottages is everything you would expect from a traditional, local, British pub. A place where you’re always welcome and relaxed, whether you’re by yourself or
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S41 Family

Bekah Anstey Just another manic… March Words & images: Bekah Anstey March is always a very busy and tiring month for me with Young Enterprise, I have the Company Programme Competitions that take place in the Chesterfield Library and The Winding Wheel that I absolutely love, it is the highlight of my working year! It’s very exciting as the students get to experience a ‘Dragons Den’ style interview, the judges can be tough, but we all know the world of work is tough so let’s give these youngsters some real experiences. (I’m aware that by saying ‘these youngsters’ makes me
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It’s not just for Comic Relief! Kilimanjaro.

Words & Images: Denise Glover Denise Glover is a GP who mainly sits at her desk and has never done any long-distance hill walking but in July 2018, she decided to climb a mountain, Kilimanjaro. Below Denise shares her story with us. I read a story about John Goddard who, in 1940 at the age of 15, made a list of 127 things he wanted to achieve in his lifetime. Climbing Kilimanjaro was on his list. After hearing about his story, I thought that climbing Kilimanjaro was something I could do despite the fact that I had never hiked or
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Time for bubbly.

Interview by Simon Paterson (S41 Local) Image: Hannah Bluish Illustration S40 Local is ten years old this month so to reflect on the past 101 editions I turned to Simon Paterson from sister magazine S41 Local to interview me. What follows is that conversion. Did you always want to work in media, and if not, what was your dream job when you were growing up? Well, I suppose there are three answers to this. At one point, I wanted to drive an articulated truck around Europe, although it would have to be a Peterbilt. I then wanted to be the
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Don’t be blue!

Words: Simon Paterson & Hannah Wheeler Images: Hannah Bluish Hannah is not only this month’s cover artist, she is part of the S40/S41 team, so what better place to showcase not only her visually inspiring illustrations, but her warm, funny and humble personality than our publication. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, I give you Hannah Bluish, S41 cover artist April 2019. Did you always want to be an artist? Yes… sort of. As a child I didn’t really understand that an artist wasn’t obliged to cut ears off and exclusively make money post death. If I’d have understood that
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4 Elements Spa & Beauty

­­­ Words: Paul Chapman Images: 4 Elements Who doesn’t need some time-out, to de-stress, to reconnect with themselves, with friends or loved ones, to escape the lifes hustle and boost the mind? 4 Elements Spa and Beauty, opened in 2018 and offers jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a comfortable relaxation lounge together with a fantastic range of ELEMIS beauty treatments and non-invasive facials. “Beauty treatments include Elemis Biotec facials, Elemis face and body treatments, along with their exotic scrubs, wraps and pregnancy massage. Lycon precision waxing allows intimate waxing, a gentle but effective hair removal, kind on the skin and
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Generation smile :)

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Astra Designs Samba Smile Project – bringing smiles to residents in care homes across the UK! I recently met up with Garry from Diverse Recruitment who sponsors a local children’s club called Samba Sports. He told me how his little boy Alfie had been going for some time and absolutely loved it, they had recently gone into a local care home to meet with the residents, get them moving and of course put a Samba Smile on everyone’s faces. I just had to find out more about this intergenerational social action project and share it with
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Friends of Monkey Park

  Coffee with Simon Redding, a trustee from Monkey Park, the community hub on Chester Street. Words: Paul Chapman Images: George Krousti “Monkey Park has four main offerings: >Monkey Park Works – a co-working space for businesses to rent from just £25 to £95 a month, >Community Cafe – for coffee and cake, >The Hub – where the community engages and innovates through activities, workshops and meetings, creating a ‘Better Brampton’ , >Cycle Workshop – for cycle repairs and sales of recycled bikes, for people looking for cheap green transport”, explains Simon. The workspaces, above the cafe on the first
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Stand up!

  Words: Simon Paterson Images: Undrell Films I am, or was, a movie buff, so you can imagine my excitement when 18 year old Kai Undrell, local film maker and student at Chesterfield College, called to invite us to the set of his new short film, ‘Stand Up’, for an interview! I arranged to go and see ‘Stand Up’ being filmed at The Avenue night club, where cast members and crew were filming a scene. Kai gives me a quick overview of the film “The lead character is a troubled, loathsome comedian called Daniel Lawrence. He is making a big
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