We're Having A Carnival

Carn2After chilling for a couple of days we were back on it, at the highlight party of the Notting Hill Carnival, the second Red Bull Music Academy party. Cramming in over 1200 people in under the Westway, the Major Lazer System, courtesy of the biggest underground names in the business, Diplo and Switch absolutely tore the roof off.

Other acts on the day which kept everyone on the passing tube wondering how they could get a piece of the action, included Brit-boy-wonders Toddla T and Rusko and Portuguese raver J-Wow from Buraka Som Sistema.


Killer line up, free drinks all day and free food courtesy of the amazing Dante Fried Chicken. Cant wait for next year. If you missed out click here.

But G’day would also like to apologise to everyone he turned away on the door, it wasn’t anything personal (oh but it could of been for some of the rude, and we’re not saying Rude, who thought they should have been inside, when it was at capacity)

As work gains momentum on our Event and PR programme for Cadbury 2012, we set our spanking new office clocks to count down to the 1058 days to go to the big event.

The eyes of the media have turned to the passing ‘3 years to go’ date and the continual development of the East London site.  But what are the British public talking about?  Not Sebastien Coe, not Boris Johnson.  A quick scan of Twitter and Facebook tells us that the man of the moment is, without question, Usain Bolt.

The word on the street is that Bolt (with a name like this how could he have been anything other than a sprinter?) plans to add the long jump to his current repertoire of 100metres, 200metres, 4 x 100metres. He may also add the 400metres.  Both Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis added the Long Jump to their sprinting and in order to be crowned ‘the greatest of all time’, Bolt will need to do likewise.

No-one can judge just how great Bolt can be, but one thing is for sure: we’ll be there at the finish line with our purple medals.

Picture 1This week, Strictly Come Dancing fever reached the office as well as the rest of the nation.  Yes, even we succumb to the sequins and showy fabulousness that is Saturday night entertainment (we can’t hear you – are you saying something about X-Factor?).  So which couple will get our vote?  It’s got to be none other than the lovely Kristina Rihanoff, who’s partnering Joe Calzaghe – he must be light on his feet, surely?  However, that’s not the only reason.

We approached Kristina to see if she’d like to lend her support and get involved in Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship annual fundraising event, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  She generously did and the results include two fun online videos that we’ve used to seed and drive web registrations.   It’s proved again that a campaign matched to the right talent can work wonders.

The overarching sentiment of the Macmillan campaign is about feeling good – with chat in the Pretty Green House deciding that it’s the smaller things in life that makes us feel good: crazy dancing, blowing away cobwebs with a breezy walk in the wind, hanging out with friends… that kind of thing.  But also having a big heart.  So we’re also getting involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by hosting our own Pretty Green Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 25th – ours will be on rowing boats all tied together on the Serpentine with coffee and cake. Banter has now progressed to what kind of cake Hamish should make….

Get involved too and support the brilliant work that Macmillan do – go on, host a coffee morning!  Check it out at www.macmillan.org.uk/feelgood