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SPOTTED IN BRISTOL |BIG NAME TALENT
Filming kicks off for The Undeclared War
The team behind Golden Globe-winning BBC/PBS drama Wolf Hall, including Oscar winner Mark Rylance, are reuniting to make cybersecurity series The Undeclared War for NBCUniversal streamer Peacock and UK broadcaster Channel 4. The cast and crew have been spotted filming in Bristol with the announcement that the graffiti-strewn set in Redcliffe Wharf has been built for the new production coming in 2022.
Set in a post-pandemic 2024 in the run up to a British general election, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system. During a three-year research process, Kosminsky and his team gained access to the cyber security industry on both sides of the Atlantic, allowing a realistic picture of the threat faced by the Western world to be depicted in the drama.
Exciting newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown will play Saara Parvan, a young student doing work experience in the GCHQ Malware Department, with Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Mission Impossible) playing Danny Patrick, GCHQ’s Head of Operations, Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies) playing John Yeabsley, a Cold War veteran brought back from retirement by GCHQ to combat the heightened threat level, and Adrian Lester (Riviera, Mary Queen of Scots) will play Andrew Makinde, the UK’s first Black Conservative Prime Minister.
Keep your eyes peeled for a release date!
Image: Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall
OUR JUNE EDITION |IS OUT AND ABOUT
and currently being enjoyed
As always, there's a collection of great reading by our team of wonderful writers as well as beautifully presented advertising by Bristol's best businesses. We hope you'll enjoy this month's magazine.
15,000 copies are delivered door to door, and you can pick up a copy at many places around town – especially from our stands at Waitrose, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.
At last Germany has banished its albatross. Liebfraumilch, the dirty blip in Germany's illustrious winemaking career, has had its day. A fleet of young, innovative German winemakers have spent the last 20 years re-polishing Germany's crown and have restored the country to its former winemaking glory. And their secret weapon - Riesling. Adored for its versatility and vibrant acidity. Germany has a Riesling to suit all taste buds. Look to the grey slate soils of the vineyards of the Mosel Valley for a dramatic contrast between refreshing mineral wines and an explosion of fruit blossom and honey aromas; turn your attention to Pfalz for drier, stylish and complex wines.
Lemon and crushed stone aromas. Firm palate on the right side of steely, with lemon pulp and a hint of residual sugar, moderate alcohol and very refreshing finish. A great dry Riesling - Sehr gut! £17.50
Riesling Unplugged - Weingut Tesch
This is a well-defined Riesling with wonderful minerality. A real expression of the Tesch vineyard where wines are not aged in oak. Winegrower Martin Tesch - a great rock music fan, says that a good Riesling needs no amplification - hence the "Unplugged" naming. £14.95
Grosses Gewächs Pechstein - Reichsrat von Buhl
Absolutely delicious. This vineyard's topsoil contains loose basalt scree weathered from the Pechsteinkopf - in ancient times an active volcano. The basalt content helps ensure perfect ripening of the fruit. Drink 2020-2030. £45
Cooking with Alcohol by Susannah and Aaron Rickard
The recently published book Cooking with Alcohol is all about how to use alcohol as an ingredient in everyday cooking. The book, by West Country authors Susannah and Aaron Rickard, has been developed in their kitchen over the last five years and presents more than 100 recipes with alcohol as the key ingredient.
This book isn't full of luxury foods, and it isn't about consuming large amounts of alcohol. The focus is on finding enjoyment through sharing innovative and delicious food with loved ones, whether that's midweek Sticky Cider Sausages with Mustard Mash or treating your friends to a plateful of Coconut Rum and Raspberry Cupcakes. And there are plenty of recipes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Here are two of the delicious recipes from the book.
This is a dessert for a special occasion, luxurious and with a hint of sparkle. Panna cotta contains very few ingredients, and this means that any flavourings really have the chance to shine. Prosecco has floral aromas of honeysuckle, peach and pear, which are delightfully softened in cream for a lightly fruity finish.
Despite its sweetness, prosecco is mildly acidic, and when acid is added to cream it thickens it. This means that the prosecco helps to set the panna cotta, so very little gelatine is needed to get the perfect panna cotta wobble. Serve with a glass of bubbly, and a few fresh raspberries to contrast with the rich cream.
100ml prosecco 300ml double (heavy) cream 100g caster sugar 5g gelatine powder Vegetable or sunflower oil Fresh raspberries to serve
4 ramekins, coffee cups or panna cotta moulds Kitchen roll Small saucepan Whisk
Put a few drops of vegetable or sunflower oil into 4 ramekins or small coffee cups, then wipe it around with a piece of kitchen roll to lightly grease the inside.
Heat the cream, sugar and prosecco together in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is almost boiling.
Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the gelatine powder over the hot liquid. Whisk well for 2-3 minutes, ensuring that the gelatine is completely dissolved (if it hasn't dissolved, return the pan to the heat for a moment and keep whisking to make sure it dissolves completely, but making sure not to boil it as the gelatin won't set this way).
Divide the mixture between the ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight to set.
Before serving, dip the base of each ramekin into hot water for a few minutes to loosen the panna cotta. Run a knife around the edge of each panna cotta and then invert onto a plate. Serve the panna cotta by itself, or with a handful of fresh raspberries.
• SHOPPING •
FASHION |SOPHISTICATED BRALETTE
Introducing New-In Damaris x Boutique Lingerie at M&S Spot Embroidery Non Wired Bow Bralette; £20
Boutique x Damaris: Intricately detailed lingerie that flatters every shape, crafted in collaboration with British designer Damaris Evans. This sophisticated bralette from their Boutique collection is perfect for when you want to look and feel extra-special. Comfortable as well as chic, it has a wide underband that provides subtle support and added stretch for an excellent fit. The drapey mesh bow brings a playful touch, while polka dot embroidery adds pretty detail. Its adjustable straps are hidden beneath elegant sheer gauze.
Started in 1927, by an Italian Count and a group of car enthusiasts in the town of Brescia, Northern Italy — the Mille Miglia is a 1,000 mile, open road rally circuit in Northern Italy, and apart from the Second World War, the race took place every year until 1957.
The race was always hotly contended and famously Sterling Moss won driving a Mercedes in 1955 with a record time of just over 10 hours - it was also gruelling and notoriously perilous - and due to increasing accidents and fatalities (drivers and spectators), the event was pulled in 1957.
The Mille Miglia was revived in 1977 but this time, more of a grand tour for well-healed gentlemen and a 1,000 mile parade of classic racers and vintage cars - although to this day many playboy drivers would still enjoy a rush of competitive adrenalin.
Luxury brand Chopard has long been associated with the Mille Miglia as principal sponsor, and every year it creates a new timepiece to celebrate the event and all participating drivers are given one as a trophy for their efforts and endurance.
Here’s the Mille Miglia GTS automatic by Chopard. Housed in a 43mm stainless steel case featuring a striking ‘1000 Miglia’ arrow design at the date marker, taken from the red road signs used along the route.
It is a simple, uncluttered face with easy to read hands and batons powered by the self-winding Chopard movement and a rubber watch strap that is more than a passing nod to Dunlop tyre treads of the 1960s. It’s pretty cool with a great backstory and a lovely acquisition for any classic car enthusiast, playboy, or just someone who appreciates a great modern classic. £5,050. Find out more at Mallory.
Main Image: 1955 Mille Miglia winners Stirring Moss and Denis Jenkinson in Mercedes 300 SLR. Image. Wikicommons
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• TV, FILM & BOOKS •
ON THE BOX |A HEARTWARMING TRUE STORY
A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter.
Based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin and starring comedian Kevin Hart, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, and Deborah Ayorinde, this is not one to miss.
Kinfolk has been now been around for a decade and this month it publishes its 40th issue. Showcasing offset lithography, long-form articles with full bleed photography on quality coated and uncoated papers, Kinfolk is arguably the defining indie magazine although there's a view that it's now rather clichéd or a parody of the upwardly mobile Portland 'slow living' idea that birthed it. We've always been impressed by the quality and finesse of this handsome publication, especially since its relocation to Copenhagen in 2015, but the publisher has in any case redesigned it to coincide with the anniversary and selected 'the future' as the theme for the issue. £14.99
Magalleria is a Bath-based shop and online retailer, selling fine and interesting magazines from independent and selected publishers from all over the globe. Visit the website to find out more. Visit: magalleria.co.uk
• WHAT'S ON •
MAKING HISTORY |SEMI-FINAL CLASH
Bristol Bears two wins from glory
A Premiership Rugby panel awarded four league points to the Bears, cementing their place at the summit of the Gallagher Premiership for the first time in the club’s history and setting up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Harlequins on 19 June.
In what has been a marathon campaign for every side in the Gallagher Premiership, Bristol Bears now find themselves two wins from glory and a maiden title. With the backing of thousands of Bristolians filling Ashton Gate and hopefully, Twickenham, Pat Lam’s side have their eyes firmly on the biggest prize of them all.
Spend quality time together at Bristol Zoo Gardens and meet some top animal dads including Jock, a silverback western lowland gorilla, Rio, a two-toed sloth and Jorah, a tiny mouse deer.
Challenge your dad to climb, balance and swing on the aerial ropes course ZooRopia before relaxing with a coffee and cake at The Hide restaurant.
Looking for an alternative gift? How about an animal adoption including a ticket to the Zoo, a fact file and certificate, cuddly toy and your dad's name displayed at the exhibit? There is even a special adoption featuring top dad Jock!
A powerful, yet thoughtful exhibition by two artists who are quite different in style and yet complementary. Boo Mallinson's calming and serene abstract landscapes contrast with Robert Hewer’s bold and striking portraits. The exhibition also introduces Robert's still life paintings to Bristol for the first time.
There is a Dorset connection, Robert grew up there and Boo paints her beautiful landscapes in that lovely county.
This summer The Nest Collective invites you to discover extraordinary music by the fireside, as Campfire Club returns to Bristol.
Throughout the summer, gather in beautiful green spaces in cities across the UK to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink, and the company of others.
Thanks to CRF funding The Nest Collective have been able to re-launch its summer programme during these difficult times and be #HereForCulture. All these events will be following the latest Covid safety protocols.
This summer’s programme includes artists such as Gnoss, Jon Boden, Rachel Sermanni, Three Cane Whale, Lisa Knapp, Lucy Farrell, Burd Ellen, and more.
The summer programme of outdoor events in Bristol starts on 22 July at Windmill Hill City Farm, and will culminate on 21 August with Magpie’s Nest one-day festival at St. George’s.
Bumper edition line-up announced for Valley Fest, 30 July – 1 August
Now in its sixth year, Valley Fest's line up has always included some big names as well as plenty of rising stars. For 2021, My BABY, The Allergies, The Blockheads, The Snuts, Toploader, The Cuban Brothers, Beans on Toast and Oh My God! It's the Church are on the bill. Check out the website for the full line-up!
At Valley Fest, food is just as important as the music, which is why it considers itself 'the best-tasting music festival in the South West!' This year organisers have got a bumper edition of delicious programming to share with you.
It's been a challenging year for farmers and food producers, who've worked around the clock to keep the country fed in the pandemic. In honour of their hard work and dedication, Valley Fest want to make sure that this year's festival celebrates the best local produce, the people who take the time to make it, and the chefs that put it on our plates.
Get ready for a brand spanking new chef demo theatre and a live-fire stage. Look out for the likes of Great British Bake Off stars Chetna Makan and Briony May Williams; Rob Howell from Root Bristol; and chef and author, Olia Hercules named ObserverFood Monthly’s Rising Star of 2015.
They're also giving you no less than six opportunities to feast with your friends and family, plus welcoming a delegation of youth food activists for a weekend of workshops about food and change. After all that, and more, both your body and mind will be fit to bursting!
Expect treats, beats and plenty to eat with lots of Somerset style and sizzle. Adult weekend tickets are £175.
On Wednesday 23 June at 7pm, Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital is holding a FREE virtual event for anyone who is considering weight loss treatment, and would like to find out more about the options available.
The event – which will be held online – will include a virtual presentation by the Nuffield team of weight management experts; consultant bariatric surgeons Mr Alan Osborne and Mr James Hewes, specialist clinical psychologist Dr Vanessa Snowdon-Carr and dietician Dafydd Wilson-Evans (pictured above), who will discuss options and outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
For more information or to book your place, visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/events. Once you have registered for the event, you will be emailed a link which you can use to join the session from your own computer or phone.
Bristol barbering specialist Daniel Rymer on St Stephen's Street has sent a rallying call to other hair and beauty professionals to share a special moment with their father this weekend.
"As barbers we spend every day talking to clients, but we're not always good at talking about ourselves. The last year has been tough on everyone's mental health, and sadly there have been some tragedies within the barbering community.
"Due to the pandemic I've hardly seen my dad, so a few Sundays ago I invited him to the salon to spend some much overdue quality time together. We want to use Father's Day as an opportunity for other barbers to share a moment with the father figure in their life", said Daniel.
The video was filmed on a Sunday when the salon was closed to other clients. Daniel and his father bubbled up before filming and had a negative test. The crew all wore PPE.
Barbers and being encouraged to use the hashtag #BarbersAndTheirFathers to share photos and videos of their special moment.
Due to the continued uncertainty regarding organising large scale events within HM Government's roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown, Organisers have taken the decision to change their plans of holding the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court Estate in 2021 and instead have decided to run a 'Fiesta Fortnight' with flypasts and ballooning spectaculars for the city this August.
Organisers are determined to put a show on for the city and will deliver a number of launches across the city and region during the first two weeks of August. These events will be designed for members of the public to enjoy at a distance, from the safety of their own homes and communities.
Keep your eyes peeled for further details over the coming weeks. Organisers are also asking Bristolians to nominate the locations you would like to see balloons launch from visiting this link: forms.office.com
PRIVATE TUTORING | BACK TO SCHOOL EARLY BIRD
1-to-1 in-home and virtual tutoring services
Tutor Doctor Bristol is a small, family business offering 1-to-1 in-home and virtual tutoring services, fully tailored to the needs of their clients.
Over the summer, they are offering a ‘Back to School Early Bird’ promotion for people seeking private tutoring.
From now until 5 September, with any purchase of:
96 hours, you will receive 4 free hours
72 hours, you will receive 3 free hours
48 hours, you will receive 2 free hours
24 hours, you will receive 1 free hours
Pay for any of the above enrolments up front and you will receive double the free hours.
You can now make outdoor life more comfortable, more beautiful, more exclusive and exciting. Morsø Forno is much more than a grill – and using the Forno you will be able to create tasty and versatile dishes.
Now you can experience for yourself how easily delicious food can be produced – from juicy steaks to smoked salmon, homemade crispy pizzas or delicious lamb steaks.
Morso provide a "white glove delivery service". On delivery of the item, the product will be assembled and put together and all packaging will be taken away. Ready to cook!
This is an exquisite five bedroom, Victorian family home with the added extra of a self-contained, single bedroom lower ground floor flat.
This lovely property is ideally situated on a quiet road between Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road and offers versatile, very well-presented accommodation with plenty of period features and well-proportioned rooms.
In brief it consists of: Entrance hall, main reception room with by window to the front and opens through to the kitchen / breakfast room. The kitchen is modern with plenty of storage and built in Neff appliances including a double oven, coffee maker and wine cooler. There’s also a utility room with door leading out to rear garden.
On the first floor is a family bathroom, and two spacious bedrooms ( one currently being used as a second reception room). On the second floor are three more bedrooms and a shower room.
Separately on the lower ground floor a one-bedroom self contained flat, with hallway, front reception room, kitchen, bathroom, and the bedroom leads to the rear covered courtyard. Outside the rear, walled garden offers plenty of privacy, with steps down to the courtyard and a second patio area. The front garden is paved and has steps down to the flat. Price guide: £1,375,000