Finalists of the ‘Drawn this Way’ Lady GaGa art competition from the ice cool V Magazine. HEART.
Found out abt these amazing cakes via my Facebook friend Julie Freund – there is nothing I don’t love about some competitive cake baking, or Julie’s inexplicably dog in banana skins (above) entered into the Show Your Duff contest…
Really good charity event here (in conjunction with Metro radio) and one that deserves lots of support. This is the crack… please do share / blog / RT :-)
Over the next few days, we’re offering up what we think is a very cool opportunity for someone who’s based in the North East of England. We’re working with Metro Radio & Magic 1152 on behalf of St Oswald’s Hospice, a charity that supports children and families who are suffering life limiting and life threatening illnesses, on a ‘money can’t buy’ auction extravaganza.
So what is this prize? What would you be bidding on? Well, we’re offering a FULL AND PRIVATE FUTUREHEADS ACOUSTIC GIG for the highest bidder.
So whether it be in your office, at your school, for a birthday party, wedding day or in your very own living room, we’ll be there, busting out the big ones, for your private audience.I should add that we’ve never done this before, but St Oswalds Hospice offers such an important facility that we felt that we needed to get involved and we reckon that this is the most fun way we can offer our help and services!
Metro Radio’s ‘Cash For Kids’ is aiming to raise £35,000 to support disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East region, so please, take a look at the website, have a word with your pals, colleaguesor bosses, and see if we can raise some good money for a vital cause. Get involved online here, the auction ends at 9am on Tuesday August 17th. Telephone bids can be placed on this number: 0191 279 0247. Between 8am and 9am next Tuesday morning, Metro Radio ‘Cash For Kids’ will have live radio coverage of the final hour of the auction, as the race for the prize hots up. If you’re interested in donating to the Cash For Kids campaign (but don’t want the lovely boys in your bedroom) you can donate here.
Finally it’s important to note that the organizers of this great event choose to remember Tobias Wong.
Thanks to Christine, from Kathmandu (yes really – she’s studying there), for the tip!
So remember I posted a while ago that all you need to be an artist is a very large ego well here is your chance:
To celebrate it’s first birthday celebrations The Queen of Hoxton is asking artists from all disciplines to help them transform the venue into a giant canvas and showcase for the creative community. From the vast forty – foot external wall, to a photographic exhibition on the stairwell and the iconic washroom galleries, the venue is set to be transformed by the best creative talents in the UK.
The chosen artists will not only have the chance to show off their work, they’ll also be name checked in all the birthday celebrations and have a monthly bar tab of £50 for six months.
The deadline to submit examples of past work and ideas is by Midnight on 22nd February 2010. Artists must be able to complete the final commission by early March.
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Paint The Queen.
Here is a rather brilliant mash up of BBC raw footage from Cassetteboy.
For the first time ever the BBC have uploaded raw rushes onto the internet with a view to getting UK film makers to edit the footage in any way they wish. The best new cuts will be in with a chance of winning unique prizes including a spot on the BBC Homepage, attending a documentary masterclass at the BBC and a meeting with a BBC Multiplatform Commissioning Executive.
Footage from interviews including Tim Berners Lee, Stephen Fry and Biz Stone are available. This is the deal:
Today’s cool Swiss city find is located in Bern – another gem found through my work on the My Switzerland competition and the online game. A game which regular readers of this blog will known I lack any level of skill at so would never be able to win the £7777 and a holiday to Switzerland even if I wasn’t working on it.
No one is quite sure how the Child Eater of Bern came about (I love that fact the most) – and it is no piece of modern art either having been built in 1546 and found in one of the oldest fountains in the city of Bern.
One theory is that the terrifying Ogre is a depiction of Kronos, the Greek Titan. Kronos has arguably one of the most disturbing stories in Greek Mythology. Long story short, Kronos eats all his god children to keep them from taking over his throne.
OK this is not funny anymore – despite working on the My Switzerland campaign I am still rubbish at playing the game. Miss Cakehead appears to have record breaking low levels of co-ordination (fed up face).
Thought I would repost in the vague hope someone is worse than me. It would be nice to be confident I could have won the £7777 prize by being a top scorer on this game in theory – even though of course I can’t enter. All you have to do for each of the seven levels is buy £1111 worth of ‘shopping’. Surely worth 105 seconds to have a go?
I interviewed (produced / directed) Bharat Nalluri yesterday for the 14 Islands Film Challenge. I have to say he is one of the nicest men I have ever met. It was very strange directing a director though – the site of him checking the shot was truly terrifying! You can see the interview, and find out more about the Bahamas film making competition visit the website for the here, or follow on twitter @14ifc.