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OUR JULY ISSUE – OUT NOW
Our July magazine features a collection of great reading by our team of wonderful writers as well as beautifully presented advertising by Bath's best businesses. We really hope you'll enjoy the read!
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LAST CHANCE TO WIN a pair of tickets for Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG near Bath!
Get stuck into THE PIG’s food and music festival this summer: an open-air party for the whole family set in the grounds and fields of THE PIG near Bath.
The Smoked & Uncut festival is a classic English summer party with a with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a home-grown countryside carnival for music-lovers, foodies and family.
THE PIG is bringing out the big guns (and big brass) with headliners Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and disco legends Sister Sledge. There will also be a line-up of local bands; DJs until late; street food stalls dishing up seriously tasty festival fodder; bars serving cocktails, wine, fizz, cider and beer; The Den kids’ area; boutique market stalls; and The Field Spa. Visitors can also enjoy Pop Up Feasting experiences hosted by Chef Angela Hartnett and her chef friends and THE PIG’s Field Kitchen hosted by Chef Director James Golding and PIG Chef Apprentices.
To be in with a chance to win two tickets, enter the competition via Instagram or Twitter | *Competition closes at midnight 1 July*.
Winners will be chosen at random and notified via direct message on social media. The prize is not transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
• FOOD & DRINK •
WEEKEND RECIPES | BERRY NICE IDEAS
Recipes by Melissa Blease
Four ways with blueberries
Blueberry Muffins (makes 12)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray (or 2 x 6-hole muffin trays) with paper muffin cases. Cream 100g butter with 100g caster sugar until light and fluffy before beating in 2 large eggs, 1 at a time. Add 300g self-raising flour and 1 tsp baking powder and stir to create a thick batter. Add 140ml semi-skimmed milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract and stir again. Gently combine 150g blueberries into the mixture, divide equally across the muffin cases and sprinkle the top of each muffin with a little soft brown sugar. Bake for 15–20 minutes until golden and slightly crunchy on top, then allow the blueberry muffins to cool in the tray for 10 minutes before turning out.
Blueberry Curd (makes 1 x 140g jar)
Tip 200g blueberries into a saucepan with 1 tsp cornflour and 25ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and squishing the blueberries a little bit as you stir. Tip the thickened mixture into a heatproof bowl with the juice and zest of ½ lemon, 50g butter and ½ tsp cinnamon. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally until the butter has melted. Whisk 2 egg yolks into the mixture (save the whites for making meringues, perhaps?) and keep whisking over the heat for around 10 mins, or until the curd is the consistency of custard. Push the curd through a sieve into a jug, pour into a sterilised jar and allow to cool before refrigerating. The curd will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Blueberry 'Ice Cream' Bars (makes 8)
Mix 500g Greek-style natural yogurt (fat-free is fine) with 2 tbsp maple syrup or runny honey and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add 250g blueberries and stir well to combine, squashing the odd blueberry here and there to create a ripple effect. Lightly grease a shallow baking tray and line with greaseproof paper. Add the blueberry and yogurt mixture and spread it about so that the blueberries are evenly dispersed. Cover with cling film and freeze for 2 hours, or until solid. To serve, briefly dip a sharp knife into boiling water and cut into 8 neat bars. The frozen bars can be kept in the freezer (well wrapped in cling film) for up to 2 months.
Blueberry and Lemon Fool (serves 4)
Tip 300g blueberries (reserving 2 tbsp for decoration) into a saucepan with 2 tbsp caster sugar, 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint. Simmer over a medium heat for 5–6 minutes until the blueberries are syrupy and soft but still retaining their shape. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Put 1 tbsp Greek-style yogurt (fat-free is fine) into the base of each of 4 short glasses and top each one with half of the blueberry compote, a neat dollop of high-quality lemon curd and the remaining blueberry compote, to create pretty layers. Top each glass with another tbsp Greek-style yogurt, the reserved fresh blueberries and another swirl of lemon curd. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour and serve garnished with fresh mint leaves.
WEEKEND WINE | SPANISH SUNSHINE
Bodegas Care: unbeatable quality
Bodegas Care wines are from Cariñena, Zaragoza, 400km west of Barcelona. The name (pronounced Kah-Ray) is derived from what the Romans called the region, and emphasises the wines’ roots, and the maker’s care and passion for the land around them.
Bodegas Care wines offer unbeatable quality and value for money, with fabulous labels that would look at home on a £30 bottle… but you can get these for around a tenner.
They have great structure and delicious balance: the whites showing floral aromas, citrus and exotic passionfruit and grapefruit, while the reds have delicate intensity with red and black fruits, well-integrated oak and a long persistent fruit driven finish.
Shown here, left to right: Garnacha Blanca Nativa £12.50, Crianza £12.50, Garnacha Nativa £12.50, Blanco Sobre Lías £9.95
At these prices it’s a superb time to try them, and with the Great Wine Co multi-buy option you can save another 10% when purchased in a dozen, which you can pick and mix of course!
Served under sparkling chandeliers in the warm and welcoming downstairs bar, the pre-dinner cocktails are expertly mixed by bar manager Johnny Hunt.
One of Bath's best loved restaurants, the Hudson Steakhouse has been serving the people of Bath the best steaks for over a decade, offering its diners prime dry-aged steaks, starters with a fusion influence and classic dishes, all served in a sympathetic conversion of a once-notorious Victorian pub.
Owner Richard Fenton took on this run-down building and has created a destination that has consistently won best-restaurant awards locally and nationally. The upstairs grill room has an open kitchen which looks out over Hedgemead Park. Enjoy great food and beautifully mixed drinks. Delicious!
Offering a delicious twist on gourmet dining, Boho Marché is a popular foodie destination with Bath locals and visitors alike. Enjoy flavoursome dishes with a Mediterranean-meets-Morocco influence, served in a beautifully designed space. Watch the mixologists create magic with their cocktails or perhaps enjoy a sharing platter with a great glass of wine. A culinary journey along this Bohemian trail is the perfect way to spend your evening as you relax and allow our team to look after you.
The TAG Heuer Gulf Formula 1 Chronograph is a special tribute to two of motor racing’s greatest sponsoring legends. The brushed shield-blue dial sports Gulf's orange and blue stripes, as did Steve McQueen’s car in the 1971 classic race movie, Le Mans.
In the film McQueen famously sported a Tag Heuer square cased Monaco – and wore a Gulf sponsored jumpsuit – but this sporty colourful timepiece brings the story up to date and is every bit as cool. Looks great too.
With a 43mm brushed steel case, blue baton dial, with three sub dials for precision timings, a blue Aluminium Tachymeter bezel on a blue calfskin leather strap with an added touch of orange stitching. On the caseback, there is a further nod to the brand with a racey design bearing the Gulf logo and Tag Heuer shields. The movement is quartz and it is water resistant to 200m. £1,400
Jo Malone London has collaborated with Michelin starred chef, Jean-François Piège to produce a new luxury home candle, to launch on 4 July.
The Violet Leaf & Bergamot candle brings together three key ingredients to create an elegant, welcoming atmosphere. A bright burst of bergamot – reminiscent of Earl Grey tea – is dressed with the green freshness of violet leaves, cocooned in a unexpected note of warm, fluffy rice.
"When the scent travels through the room it has the same fullness and overall experience of a perfectly executed dish, where the individual ingredients transcend into one exceptional experience," says Jean-François Piège
These chunky 14k gold-fill hoop earrings are 3cm in diameter. A pair of faceted pale pink morganite stones hang from the hoops, which can be removed, so the hoops can be worn with or without the gemstones.
Morganite represents unconditional love, peace and compassion.
Comfortable to wear, the 3 cms hoops are handmade with sturdy 2mm wire and they fasten with a butterfly scroll.
Gold-fill is 14k gold which is bonded to a base metal. Gold-fill is hard-wearing and good for sensitive ears. £120
Dame Deborah James gold goil ‘Rebellious Hope’ fitted T-shirt £18
Show your support for The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK with this 'Rebellious Hope' t-shirt. Available online from reatiler; In The Style, 100% of profits from each t-shirt will go to to The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK (a minimum of £7.08 which is the equivalent of 100% of profits, will be paid from the sale of each product to the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Click the button below to buy the Tee or to make a direct donation to the fund.
Explore Milsom Place this summer to discover characterful courtyards packed with stylish retailers and independent brands alongside tempting eateries and carefully curated pop-up exhibitions brought together to celebrate the beauty and variety of our local countryside and wildlife.
Within charming, winding walkways, you can seek out your perfect summer holiday wardrobe at Hobbs and Phase Eight (don’t miss their summer sales with up to 50% off!) Complementing your look, consult with the friendly hair and make-up specialists at NOI. Embracing summer styling at home, take time to explore a wide selection of elegant homewares at Biggie Best, luxury bed and bath linen at the Yves Delorme Outlet or perhaps select a hand-tied bouquet from Milsom Place’s resident florist, Anemone.
Try an alternative start to your day, the mindful way, with a hot yoga class at YogaKave before breakfast, coffee or brunch, or simply relax in one of the enticing eateries and select from a wide choice of delectable dishes from around the world. Live music and cocktails galore are also available at Milsom Place – choose from swing jazz on Thursday evenings in Bandook Indian Kitchen or The Botanist’s live music sets on stage every Friday and Saturday night!
Throughout July, book your ticket to renowned designers Chanii B Shoes and Carole Waller’s live fashion show showcasing their summer collections next Thursday (7 July), with ticket proceeds being donated to Bath-based cancer support charity, We Get It. As well as this, explore Buzz & Scuttle, a fascinating display of artworks depicting British insects, flora and fauna by local illustrator and artist, Marian Hill, alongside family fun with two kids collaging workshops on Sunday 17 July and a specially commissioned magical Shakespearian scene inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream with plenty of fun characters for eager eyes to spot!
For opening times and information on shops, restaurants and special events/offers please visit: milsomplace.co.uk
• TV, FILM & BOOKS •
TV | THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones: a documentary
My Life as a Rolling Stone, a new four-part documentary celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, will begin on BBC Two on Saturday 2 July.
Each episode of the series will focus on a different member of the band – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood – drawing on extensive personal testimony and talking head insights from fans, experts, and other musicians to build a portrait of the iconic band. The first episode, dedicated to Mick Jagger, will air on BBC Two on Saturday 2 July at 9.30pm. A double bill of episodes focused on Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will air a week later, with the episode devoted to Charlie Watts airing towards the end of July. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Oliver Murray (Bill Wyman, The Quiet One) and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special).
The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962. They played their first show under that name on 12 July 1962, though the classic Rolling Stones line-up with Charlie Watts on drums didn’t play together until early 1963.
Image: Rolling Stones band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. (Image credit: BBC)
THE MAGAZINE KIOSK | WHY WE LOVE PRINT
It’s always great to see an ambitious new literary journal, and The European Review of Books is just that. It’s been in the works for some time, not the least because its scope is so broad – the publishers themselves describe as 'an impossible project'. But what a carefully layered and many stranded thing it is. Delivering multi-lingual short and longer fiction, poetry, essays, visual art, reviews and more in a bookish looking 256 pages bound in a French fold (the one where you have to separate perforated pages) with a two colour silkscreened cloth cover, it’s a good deal more than just book reviews. £15
The Paragon School's popular day camp for 6–11 year olds returns this summer for more action-packed adventures in the great outdoors.
Camp Teepee encourages children to learn new skills, develop confidence and have a great time in a safe woodland environment. A typical day will involve fire lighting, outdoor cooking, wood crafting, wild drumming, woodland detective games, shelter building, clay creature crafting and much more. The camps don't go completely back to basics – there is access to the school toilets and fresh drinking water, but camps operate whatever the weather so prepare to get muddy!
Dates for summer 2022: 18–21 July and 22–25 August. The cost per day is £40 per child.
During July David Simon Contemporary has three exciting shows featuring the creative work of three talented artists: painter Peter Ceredig-Evans, ceramic artist Kit Andrews and a restrospective of bronze sculpture from Margaret Lovell.
Peter Ceredig-Evans: Paintings, 2–30 July A graduate from Bath Spa University, Peter Ceredig-Evans, who hails from Cornwall, moved to Australia six years ago. His work is the result of his complex painting practice; an intense fascination of building layers of oils and washes to create a rich depth and subtle surface finishes.
The Cornish Potter, Kit Andrews: pit-fired ceramics, 2 July – 30 August Experimenting with a variety of vase and bottleforms, Kit Andrew’s work uses pit-firing and smoke-firing techniques. Working in stoneware clay, he creates beautifully balanced forms. The ‘bottle’ shaped ceramics have a wonderful tension within the slender necks which counter the main body.
Margaret Lovell: bronze sculpture, 2 July – 30 August A retrospective exhibition of sculpture in bronze relating to the theme of leaf and blade forms, for which Margaret Lovell is internationally renowned.
Painting by Peter Ceredig-Evans and vase by Kit Andrews
TASTER SESSIONS | TRY CANOEING
Bath Canoe Club – come and try it on Monday 4 July
Get on the water with Bath Canoe Club Youth Development. Bath Canoe Club will be running a series of kayaking and canoeing activities this summer, aimed at the 13 to 17 age group. The club operates from a clubhouse located near Cleveland Bridge, with direct access to the river Avon.
Ian Moore, the Club’s Chairman, said “this is a key club development step, to establish the club as a key sports facility, and give youngsters the opportunity to become skilled and enjoy this sport and the amenity of our city river”.
The first Come & Try it session is on the evening of Monday 4 July, with a second opportunity on Monday 25 July.
Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, please email the Club Youth Development Officer, Patrick Hickey, at firstname.lastname@example.org visit the website at: bathcanoeclub.co.uk
• NEWS FROM THE CITY •
TENNIS DOUBLES | TEAM BATH AT WIMBLEDON
Second round of Doubles at Wimbledon – happening today!
Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls enjoyed a winning Wimbledon debut on Wednesday as they progressed to the second round of the women’s doubles in fine style.
Barnett, coached by Ian MacDonald at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, and Nicholls produced a brilliant performance on Court 6 as they beat the vastly-experienced duo of Kaia Kanepi and Renata Voracova 6-1 4-6 6-2.
Rain delayed the start of the match for two hours but the Brits – playing at their first Grand Slam event – showed no signs of nerves and quickly found their stride, rattling off the first five games on their way to taking the first set.
The second set was more closely contested, with Barnett and Nicholls being broken for the first time before immediately hitting back. It remained with serve until an epic 10th game when, after going to deuce five times, Kanepi and Voracova finally forced another break to take the set 6-4.
Estonian Kanepi and Czech Voracova, who have played in 87 Grand Slam women’s doubles competitions between them, had a chance to go an early break up in the decisive set when they went 40-0 up on Barnett’s serve.
However, the Team Bath Tennis star kept her nerve superbly to hold serve and the Brits rode that momentum to grab a break in the next game. They now firmly had the initiative and went on to take the set 6-2, sealing an impressive win.
This continues an excellent season for Barnett and Nicholls, which has included a biggest success of their careers to date – winning the W60 Bellinzona title on clay in Switzerland – and reaching the Lyon Open final in France on their WTA Tour debut. That saw Barnett achieve a career-high world doubles ranking of 100 earlier this month.
Alicia’s next Wimbledon match is today (Friday 1 July), when she and Olivia will play Raluca Olaru and Nadila Kichenok.
Visit teambath.com/tennis to find out more about the tennis programme at the University of Bath.
Image: Alicia Barnett at Wimbledon this week
CITY NEWS | RUH IN SEARCH OF A DIRECTOR
RUH seeks candidates for Non-Executive Director role
A new Non-Executive Director is being sought to join the Board of Directors at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.
Non‐Executive Directors play a crucial role in bringing an independent perspective to the boardroom, in addition to any specific knowledge and skills they may have. The role has a key focus on patient safety and care and the postholder will need to use their professional skills and perspective to support the governance and strategic development of the Trust. The role requires a commitment of 2.5–3 days per month.
Alison Ryan, Trust Chair, said: "We're looking for someone who can bring experience of operating at board or strategic level from a range of professional backgrounds. To maintain a balance of experience within the Board, we are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of managing workforce and HR issues, working in a regulated environment and leading or managing significant cultural change in the working environment.”
"It's an exciting time to join our organisation as we are in the process of refreshing our Trust vision and goals and thinking about the future we want to see for our staff, patients and community.”
This week’s archive photos take us back just 17 years, to 23 June 2005 and a part of Bath that has changed almost beyond recognition. Dorchester Street was laid out 200 years ago in the early 1820s, and after the railway arrived in 1840 became a busy thoroughfare, with a range of hotels, pubs and commercial and industrial premises. Piecemeal redevelopment followed thereafter, and in 1942 several buildings were destroyed by bombing. The construction of the old Southgate Shopping Centre in 1971 saw the western end redeveloped, but other parts of old Dorchester Street survived until they were demolished to make way for the new Southgate Centre and bus station in 2007. The most notable loss was Churchill House, but these two photos show what the north side of Dorchester Street once looked like.
The first features the row of phone boxes which occupied the site of the Railway Hotel, destroyed by bombing. Who could have predicted, 17 years ago, how quickly they would become as obsolete as wind-up gramophones?
The second photo shows a building that stood a little further along. This was built in two stages. The brick building at the back dated from 1913. It was a Co-op dairy until the 1960s and, as can be seen, still bore a faded sign for the Bath Co-operative Society until the very end. The front section was built less than ten years later as a garage and car showroom, which also survived until the 1960s, when it was taken over by Hardings, who continued to trade there until the site was redeveloped.
Andrew Swift is the author ofAndrew Swift’s Country Walks from Bath, published by Akeman Press.
This is a fine, period, first-floor apartment set in a Grade II listed building with well-presented accommodation throughout, including 2 double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower and the other use of the main bathroom.
The main feature of the property is the wonderful front drawing room with period detailing, fireplace and a partial view over the Royal Crescent Lawns. While to the rear the bedrooms have peaceful views of the allotments and Royal Victoria Park. The property also has the benefit of a spacious hallway and well fitted kitchen with the majority of the built-in appliances having been recently renewed.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a very special apartment in a quite superb location within the city of Bath. Marlborough Buildings is perfectly placed for easy access into Bath city centre and for the excellent local amenities which are nearby on St James Square, which include an organic greengrocers, a newsagent, chemist, doctor’s surgery, delicatessen and café and a hairdressing salon. In addition, there are wonderful 5 star spa facilities available at the nearby Royal Crescent and Bath Priory Hotels. Offers in Excess of £650,000. Click here for details, floorplan and more images on the Cobb Farr website