Quiz answers week 15

‘Think you know it all?’ Answers

  1. Before going solo, what all-girl band did Belinda Carlisle front?
    The Go-Gos
  2. Juno, Queen of the Roman gods, derived from what equivalent Greek goddess?
  3. What was the Duke of Wellington’s own name?
    Arthur Wellesley
  4. What city was once known as Byzantium and then as Constantinople?
  5. What is the collective term for a group of kangaroos?
    A troop
  6. Three of the four elements are earth, air, and water. what is the fourth?
  7. Which book are the Slough of Despond, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and the Celestial City in?
    In ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’
  8. What racevourse hosts the classic St Leger?
  9. Whose brain starred in the long-running Spitting Image sketch, ‘The President’s Brain is Missing’?
    Ronald Reagan’s
  10. Who had a number 2 hit in 1990 with the operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’?
    Luciano Pavarotti
  11. Who was the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated?
    Spencer Percival
  12. If you went to see a horse opera, what would you be watching?
    A western movie
  13. Who described the theory of evolution as ‘survival of the fittest?’
    Herbet Spencer – Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, but not the phrase!
  14. Which planet is second from the sun?
  15. Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal won the double in the 20th century. What other team did?
    Tottenham Hotspur
  16. What was the name of the Cartwrights’ ranch in the long-running TV western show ‘Bonanza’?
  17. What is gymnophobia a fear of?
  18. The world’s shortest play is a 35-second, dialogue-free effort by Samuel Beckett. What is it called?
  19. What is the translation of the title of Enrique Iglesias’ hit, ‘Bailamos’?
    “Let’s Dance”
  20. What did Georgie Porgie do when the boys came out?
    Ran Away
  21. What does the Italian word ‘opera’ mean?
  22. Metal-toothed villain Jaws appeared in two Bond films. Moonraker was one; what was the other?
    The Spy Who Loved Me
  23. What American state’s nickname is ‘Land of Enchantment’?
    New Mexico
  24. What street did the Great Fire of London start in?
    Pudding Lane
Sign up to the next ‘Grow Your Future’ programme NOW! – 29.06.20

Sign up to the next ‘Grow Your Future’ programme NOW! – 29.06.20

If you are looking for a new direction – how about taking part in a FREE outdoor-based learning programme at ActivGardens? ‘Grow Your Future’ will enable you to learn new skills and gain confidence on your way to further opportunities.

Sign up NOW to attend the induction day on Friday 4th September 2020

The 12-week programme on Mondays/Fridays will include garden maintenance, horticulture and environmental conservation, with a chance to get involved in specialist activities such as woodworking or bee-keeping at The People’s Community Garden, Halifax Rd, Ipswich, IP2 8RE.

Grow Your Future is for anyone aged 16+ who is unemployed or economically inactive, and encourages people who face barriers to work – such as a disability, health condition, or caring responsibilities.

Click the button below to find out more, or if you’d like to register your interest please contact Susannah Robirosa on 07530 407302 or email susannah@activlives.org.uk.

You can also contact ActivLives on 01473 345350


This project is funded by the European Social Fund and administered by LIFT Community Grants ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’.

Outdoor Learning and Skills Programme for young people at school – 29.06.20

Outdoor Learning and Skills Programme for young people at school – 29.06.20

ActivGardens is launching a new learning and skills programme at the People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE to inspire young people and help move them on to the world of work.

Starting next term (September 2020), it will consist of half-termly (five-week) programmes, giving young people a chance to learn hands-on in a safe outdoor environment.

The programme will be steered by a Level 6 qualified careers professional, with 20 years’ experience of working with young people, offering a range of activities in gardening and horticulture, nature conservation and beekeeping, woodworking and construction, cooking and crafts.

Schools can choose from a menu of activities to help achieve the required Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 specified in the Statutory Careers Guidance (October 2018). Please see attached table for examples of activities offered.

The scheme will enable young people to:

  • learn practical skills, gain work experience, and take on leadership/ organisational roles in a project embedded in the local community
  • develop competencies such as working as a team, good communication, and being willing to take on and understand responsibility
  • build self-esteem, gain confidence, and feel pride in their achievements
  • develop friendships and form social networks
  • contribute to the local community.

More info can be found in our previous newsletter – www.activlives.org.uk/activlives/activlives-april-2020-newsletter


Cost: £100 per two-hour session for up to 6 students for course of five sessions per half term.
Introductory taster session offer – £50

We can also offer bespoke horticultural/ environmental sessions at your school site.

For further information, or to look around our gardens, please contact:

Fundraising and Development Manager Susannah Robirosa on 07530 407302 or 01473 345350 susannah@activlives.org.uk

Suffolk Charities united in plea to business:  “HELP US CONNECT THE VULNERABLE AMID COVID CRISIS”

Suffolk Charities united in plea to business: “HELP US CONNECT THE VULNERABLE AMID COVID CRISIS”

Charities from Suffolk are appealing for the support of businesses across the county, in helping elderly and vulnerable people stay connected with crucial lifelines during the pandemic.

Suffolk Family Carers, ACE Anglia and Suffolk User Forum have identified dozens of individuals who are at risk of missing out on key service provision, or losing all family contact, because of a lack of technology and communication devices.


Alongside a number of other charities, the organisations have been battling on a daily basis to help vulnerable groups deal with a lack of tablets, laptops and mobile phones, as well as 4G or broadband – all of which would help individuals stay in touch, order groceries, or request repeat prescriptions.


The lack of technological devices also means such groups are at risk of missing out on key services and resources available in the community, because they are not able to search the internet.


Participation in the government’s new track and trace initiative will also be prohibitive.


Kirsten Alderson, CEO of Suffolk Family Carers, believes local businesses could play a key part in ensuring vulnerable individuals and households were better supported at this challenging time.


She said: “It’s very easy to assume that everyone has access to the internet these days, or that they can be in touch with friends and family via smartphones and tablet devices.

“The reality is, this simply isn’t the case. Every day we’re speaking to families or individuals who are being deprived of resources, or further isolated in their own lives, because of a lack of technology and communication.


“It would make the world of difference if we could encourage businesses within the county to play a part in helping us at this time of need.”


Some of the ways in which businesses might look to support the initiative, include:


  • Donate equipment such as smart phones, tablets or laptops for vulnerable users. This could be used, but ideally would be new.
  • Provide technical support services to help configure phones to meet specific user needs or a ‘helpdesk’ to walk people through any basic problems
  • Prepare training materials for individuals who are learning how to use technology for the first time. This could take the form of a webinar or be face to face via zoom/MS teams etc
  • Provide funding to allow the ongoing connection of the devices to mobile or broadband providers


Andrea Clark, of Ace Anglia, commented: “The Suffolk Learning Disability strategy promotes people living a good ordinary life with the right support at the right time.

“Ace Anglia believe that access to, and the use of technology is vital to support people with a learning disability and or Autism  ‘to live good ordinary lives’.”


Jayne Stevens, of Suffolk User Forum, added: “We have completely changed the way we provide our support and know how vital regular contact is for the people who we reach out to.

“Whilst many of us are finding this a stressful time, for people living with mental health problems the impact of isolation can be almost unbearable.

We need to remember that many people cannot afford a smartphone, tablet or laptop and these are essential for staying connected with friends, family, professionals and for accessing online resources.

We are concerned that some of the people who need support most, are the ones missing out. That’s where the wider community can help.”


If you or your business can help, please contact Richard Smale on 07976 722629.

quiz answers week 13

‘Think you know it all?’ Answers

  1. Who runs the Kwik-E-Mart in The Simpsons?
  2. On what film set did Lauren Bacall first meet Humphrey Bogart?
    To Have And Have Not
  3. Who founded Volkswagen in 1937?
    German Labour Front – also known as Germany’s Nazi Government
  4. What do the mistral, the sirocco and the monosoon have in common?
    They are winds
  5. What is the RoSPA?
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  6. Who was Jackie Paper’s childhood playmate?
    Puff the Magic Dragon
  7. What school was Billy Bunter a pupil of?
  8. In women’s gymnastics, the four events are floor, beam, assymmetric bars, and what else?
    Vaulting horse
  9. What day does Mardi Gras come before?
    Ash Wednesday
  10. Which of the Spice Girls first became a mum?
    Mel B
  11. Who wrote the book that the movie ‘The Godfather’ was based on?
    Mario Puzo
  12. How many Formula One championships did Jackie Stewart win?
  13. What county cricket club’s badge features a Tudor Rose?
  14. In the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’, how did the devil compete to win souls?
    With fiddle contests
  15. What would a Scot do with an ashet?
    It’s a large plate – so they’d put food on it!
  16. What Canadian maritime province was the home of Anne of Green Gables?
    Prince Edward Island
  17. What British commander was responsible for the long attrition on the Western Front of WW1?
    Douglas Haig
  18. What girl group did Louis Nurding first come to fame with?
  19. What element is there more of than any other in the Earth’s crust?
  20. Whose Ford Gran Torino was called ‘The Striped Tomato’?
    Starsky & Hutch
  21. What is the smallest country in the world?
    Vatican State
  22. For how long did Victoria reign over us?
    63 years
  23. Who played Rosemary in ‘Rosemary’s Baby’?
    Mia Farrow
  24. What well-known socialist couple founded the LSE?
    Sidney & Beatrice Webb