Monthly Archives: July 2008

For those who love Brennan & Burch

For all that love Brennan & Burch.

B&B are doing another ‘fandabeedozy’ pop up shop. Their quirky and unique pieces are fabulous!!!!! the only bad new is that mens clothing have sold out but on the upside there is plenty of clothing and accessories for the ladies, so get your shoeez on and make sure your free on 5-8 August. for more information please contact them on or visit their website on


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The Fashion in Film Festival

For those with a love for fashion and film……

Oasis is sponsoring The Fashion in Film Festival this year. Together with films from over ten countries presenting an exciting opportunity to see highly acclaimed speakers as well as a chance to visit iconic classic venues.
Oasic have created three key outfits to celebrate the collaboration. The first outfit consists of a very chic tailored ‘Luxe Tux’ inspired piece from the 1936 aristocratic comedy ‘Desire’

The second outfit is a beautifully detailed ‘1920s Charleston dress’ which was inspired by 1923 film The kidnapping of Fux Banker.

Last but not least the glorious ‘silk taffeta prom’ dress inspired by the 1950s film Chonicle of love.

This fabulous unique collection will be in selected stores and online from 1st august.

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Catalina’s little pony

Fused favourite and all round super artist / illustrator Catalina Estrada is one of 25 artists, fashion designers and celebrities that were invited by Hasbro to decorate their own 18-inch versions of the usually 4-inch-tall ponies as part of The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years as a celebration for their 25th aniversary.

The ponies will be auctioned off in support of the Give Kids the World charity which aims to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to experience a memorable and cost-free visit to the central Florida attractions.

Other artists that participated in the project include Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno, Toki Doki, Jon Burgerman.

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24 hours in Jeremyville 2

One of Fused’s favourite and longest serving contributors Jeremyville has another lovely limited edition book available which features work he has produced in Fused. It is called 24 hours in Jeremyville 2.

There are a few copies left in uber-chic Parisian boutique Collette.

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Mercury Prize – the bets are in

The Mercury Music Prize comes around way too quick each year and news in from Ladbrokes today is that RADIOHEAD are 4/1 favourites to win.

The Last Shadow Puppets, who feature Arctic Monkeys‘ frontman Alex Turner, are 5/1 for the gong.

Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said:

“It’s always tough to try and second guess the judges. But at this early stage Radiohead look to be the ones to beat.”


Radiohead – 4/1
Last Shadow Puppets – 5/1
Burial – 5/1
Elbow – 8/1
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – 9/1
Laure Marling – 10/1
Adele – 12/1
British Sea Power – 12/1
Portico Quartet – 12/1
Estelle – 12/1
Neon Neon – 14/1
Rachel Unthank – 14/1

Haven’t heard some of the names on this years list then visit the Mercury Site to hear their music.

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Be involved in the Big Picture Mosaic

The Big Picture project may well have closed its doors to photo submissions but there are still ways to get involved. Here is the latest news in from The Big Picture team:

From Monday 4 August until Thursday 21 August production of the individual panels that make up The Big Picture mosaic will be taking place in Thinkspace, in Thinktank, Millennium Point, Birmingham. Every day (including weekends) the Big Picture team will be sticking photos onto the plywood panels that will create the final mosaic, using a simple grid system. There are 288 panels to be completed, so we need lots of volunteers to help us break that record!

If you would like to help with constructing the mosaic panels email and let them know which day you can attend at Thinktank.

Workshops run from 10am – 4pm, and they require a minimum commitment of 3 hours (either 10am -1pm or 1pm – 4pm). Let them know by the 1st August if you want to get involved.

The mosiac will be unveiled on the 23rd August outside Thinktank and your pics may well be included.

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More free events from The Public

Word just in that The Public’s Summer festivities kick off this weekend with free live music and a theatre show.

PINKTANK 8PM SATURDAY 19th JULY – Duets for Django
Paul Vernon Chester, one of the foremost Gypsy Jazz Guitarists, plays firmly in the Django tradition. Having shared the stage with some of the world’s best Gypsy Jazz musicians, Chester has become increasingly sought after on the jazz guitar scene of the UK and Europe.

Following the release of their debut CD, Tipitina’s reputation is steadily growing with appearances across Europe, including the Bordeaux Jazz Festival and Copenhagen and UK gigs such as the Brecon Jazz Festival and BBC Summer Festival at the NEC.

This is an event for anyone not afraid of the dark, and everyone who loves a good ghost train.
Suitable for children five years plus, and accompanied by an adult, this is a thrilling five minute journey into the darkness of your own imagination.  The Black Maze doesn’t look very big from the outside but once you dare to enter, its dark twisting passages are filled with unexpected sensations, sights and sounds. Like a computer game come to life, you are at the heart of the action. Your task is simple; find a corridor full of stars.

Built in the back of a lorry by Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Café, The Black Maze has been a hit with adults and children of all ages wherever it has gone – from Budapest to a Devon beer garden.  Come and explore it for yourself.

All the events over the weekend at The Public are free and open to all.

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