February

February 27, 2015

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN – PLAYHOUSE THEATRE 

Wednesday March 11th, at 7.30pm, only £12.00

We don’t often book musicals but this had such great reviews that we thought you’d like it. It’s based on Spanish film-maker  Pedro Almodóvar’s film and it’s quite unusual.

One critic describes it as

“An absolute joy of an evening, built paradoxically on the despair, rejection, heart-break and jealousy that comes with love betrayed.”

And at only £12 it’s fantastic value.

 

To book contact housing@zebrahousing.com

February 26, 2015
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LENTIL CURRY

HI Zebra Residents
Please feel free to post your favourite recipes each week. Have you tried any of ours? We'd love to hear from you all.
 
This vegan lentil curry is pretty tasty. It's cheap, simple, exotic, spicy, tasty, creamy and it has an intense coconut flavour.
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup lentils (220 grams)
  • 1/4 cauliflower
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 1 courgette sliced
  • 1 cup basmati rice (200 grams -optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce (450 grams)
  • ⅔ cup coconut milk (150 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook lentils according to package directions. We cooked them for 40 minutes over medium high heat. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and the onion (finely chopped) and cook them until golden brown. Add the tomato sauce, coconut milk and spices and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add cooked lentils, stir and cook for at least 15 or 20 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Cook basmati rice according to package directions. We cooked for 12 minutes over medium high heat. Drain and set aside.
  5. Serve the lentils over the basmati rice. You can add coriander on top.
February 26, 2015
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DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Anson Road Development

We are pleased to let you all know that we have welcomed our first residents to the one bedroom flats in the new building at Anson Road. The remainder of the flats will have been let and will be occupied in the coming weeks. The flats are our most modern, benefitting from green roof insulation, a heat recovery system, underfloor heating and fibre optic wi-fi. The building replaces one that was old and problematic to maintain, and provided only four units of accommodation.

We are currently working on finishing the remaining units and completing work on landscaping and new laundry facilities. Our new residents have let us know how pleased they are with the quality of the new flats, and the thought that has gone into fitting them out, making the optimum use of the space.

Work will begin shortly to upgrade the common areas of the main Anson Road building. This will include rationalising and concealing the surface wiring for lights and fire services, new flooring and repainting.

 

Carleton Road Development

As we complete works in Anson, we will be preparing to move over to the Carleton Road site, where we have planning permission to demolish the old laundry building, and a small part at the rear of the main house, in order to create two new 2 bedroom family flats and a studio unit. We will also be reconfiguring a large studio flat on the ground floor, to provide a one bedroom flat, and creating the first part of a new utility service riser, that will eventually help us to reconfigure the flats on the upper floors.

 

Fibre Optic Broadband Service at Carleton Road

We have now commissioned our provider to begin installation of the fibre optic broadband service for Carleton Road residents. We will update residents on the progress of this shortly.

February 25, 2015
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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

A deep, dark look at the skills and techniques used to convict criminals

Our picture may be somewhat skewed as a result of compulsive viewing of various TV crime series but, every which way you carefully inspect it, forensics is a damn cool use of science. This exhibition of original evidence, archival material, photographs, film footage, specimens, forensic implements and artworks will look at the history, art and science of forensic medicine. Exploring the area where law and medicine cross over, it promises to reveal the truth behind some of the myths perpetuated by crime dramas. 'Forensics' will be the first exhibition in Gallery 1 at the Wellcome Collection since its £17.5 million development.