Wednesday 16 January 2013

Weds 16th Jan - "Rumble In The Jumble Pt. 2"

Here are some the lush and generous donations I am amassing for a stall at a fashion and record jumble sale for Oxfam on January 26 at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club.  The Music Circle is organising the event in aid of abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo in tandem with Oxfam’s Get Together for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2013.

Rumble in the Jumble #2 is the follow-up to Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney and TV presenter Dawn Porter’s event last year for Get Together, which raised an enormous £7k for Oxfam.  The Music Circle in conjunction with Oxfam, was formed in spring 2011, spearheaded by Emily Cooper of music PR company Anorak London. Together with her co-Director Laura Martin, the pair invited a selection of key women across the music industry to join the newly formed Music Circle. The women came together to discuss ideas and ways in which they could collectively use their skills and knowledge to help raise money and awareness for important female related causes that Oxfam supports, namely the severe and ongoing problems in the Congo. The aim of the Music Circle is to collectively raise £50,000 over the course of this and next year, kicking off this November (we have already raised 12k).The money will be used to support women in the DRC; strengthening the work Oxfam already do with communities on protection and working on women's and men's strategies for ensuring that women's concerns are addressed through the project. Targeting 56,000 direct beneficiaries of which half are women, the project aims to support protection committees for a to better ensure women’s right to protection in Eastern DRC.The Music Circle is a subsidiary of Annie Lennox’s The Circle. Set up in 2008 by Annie Lennox and Oxfam, The Circle is a partnership of influential women who work with Oxfam, bringing ideas, skills and resources to the table to help Oxfam fight poverty and inequality. The Circle has raised almost a million pounds for Oxfam to date.

All you need to do to help raise more funds is just turn up on the day with a bag of decent jumble to donate, pay £3 to get in............ and bag yourself a load of goodies across the stalls with swag donated by the likes of  Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe, Alison Mosshart, Anna Calvi, Gemma Cairney, Annie Mac, Stooshe, Claudia Winkleman, Lucy Rose, Georgie Okell, Vicki McLure, House of Holland, Nova Dando .............. and for the boys interest: donations from The Vaccines, Wretch 32, Toddla T, Foals, Miles Kane, Benga and even Marilyn Manson, including a record stall assembled from DJs and bands’ personal collections.  Bands, labels, DJs and magazines who have contributed to the record stall so far include Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Underworld, Chemical Brothers, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B, Fake Blood, Pure Groove, Friendly Fires, Warp, Ninja, Ben Westbeech, Time Out, Dazed & Confused, NME, Guardian, Q, Tayo .......... 

AND there will be interactive events including a pop-up retro hair salon from Lipstick & Curls to give you instant Victory rolls, free makeovers from Smashbox, a stylists' corner and photobooth featuring some surprises familiar faces, hyper ping-pong action from the mighty Pongathon crew, food from Gizzi Erskine, tea and cakes from Joe's Tea Co, PLUS! A FULL BAR WITH MULLED WINE AND CIDER! DJs including Gizzi, Gemma Cairney, Jen Long (Radio 1) and My Ex Boyfriend's Records all day long...........

I'll be there with a table of colourfully collected treats including the above donations from (top to bottom) Piers Atkinson, Patternity, Lucy Bridge, Sarah Keeling, Lazy Oaf, Jessie Brinton, Work It, Andy MacGregor, Rosy Nicholas.  

COME DOWN!!  Saturday 26th Jan.

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
42-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB

Monday 14 January 2013

Monday 14th Jan: Ella Dror PR

Here are some snaps from a little agency reunion today when Ella Dror PR's designers and clients came together at Red Bull Catwalk Studio.  Top to bottom is Anna Trevelyan with Ella Dror, Alex Mattsson, Ashley Williams, Bobby Abley, my headband and Lazy Oaf bag, Charlie Le Mindu, Margot Bowman and Piers Atkinson...........
Head over to the site for your FREE download of Alex Mattsson's AW13 exclusive track recorded with Zebra Katz whilst its live for a 1 month period.