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On 3rd May 2017 The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard launches their crowdfunding campaign for their latest project, Art on a Ukulele.

(Adam Crosland Plectrums)

Art on a Ukulele is inspired by Mick Rooney RA’s beautifully painted ukulele from the 2016 RA Summer Exhibition, together they will be curating an orchestra of ukuleles, all painted by well known and loved artists. Crowdfunding Campaign – Art on a Plectrum In order to cover the costs of the project, they are aiming to raise £6000 via Phundee.

Those who fund will have the chance to win plectrums by Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Hayden Kays, Shuby, Pam Glew and Sara Pope or perform with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, or enjoy the concert from the comfort of the mezzanine floor at the Jazz Café over a champagne dinner for two.

(Pam Glew Plectrums)

Gemma Peppé, Director of Art on a Postcard says, “This is so much more than a fundraiser for The Hepatitis C Trust, it’s a way to connect with an audience who we would never normally be able to reach. Music and Art are powerful awareness raising tools. A project like this has more impact than thousands of leaflets or an expensive advert. We aim to enrich your soul and educate as many people in the process as possible.”

Watch Mick Rooney RA introduce the project here:

Mick Rooney Introduces Art on a Ukulele from Art on a Postcard on Vimeo.

The Concert & Auction

Pete Howlett, the UK’s foremost independent ukulele producer and the sole manufacturer for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB) has created a suite of boat paddle ukulele’s in Churchstoke Alder and we have a further 22 Kala ukuleles. Each ukulele will be adorned by artists including Mick Rooney RA, Ramiro Fernandez Suas, Cathy Pilkingon RA, Norman Ackroyd RA, Bill Jacklin RA, Allen Jones RA, Charlie Calder-Potts, David Inshaw and many more.

The instruments will be showcased at a charity performance with The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Jazz Café and hosted by Channel 4’s Jon Snow on 12th September 2017, followed by an auction for each ukulele – date TBC. The money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust. The Hepatitis C Trust is the UK’s national charity for people living with hepatitis C. It is working towards eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2030 and therefore closing its doors. In 2015 The Trust’s campaigning led to the Scottish Government committing to a program of elimination. In 2016 the Trust’s parliamentary team are have successfully lobbied Westminster to also commit and Charles Gore, the Trust’s CEO has led a campaign which has culminated in the World Health Assembly committing to the programme of elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are very excited about being involved in the project and will joined by special guests TBC on the 12 at The Jazz Café. Tickets for the concert will be £35.00

(Main Featured Image - Emma Russel Plectrums)

st-marylebone-church-londonLondon's expensive, there can be no doubt about that. So most of us probably feel that charity needs to start at home as we have so few pennies left over half the time. BUT Christmas is time for giving and a time for being festive too (obvs). So how about putting this Carol Service in your diary.

It's raising money for Bowel Cancer and it's at the beautiful Marylebone Church.

Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, will be hosting its fifth annual carol concert. The concert will be held in the iconic St Marylebone Church, London on Thursday 8 December at 6pm.

This year’s concert will be led by the City of London School for Girls and the prestigious Jo Padfield quartet, with readings from special guests including Patron Charlene White. This will be followed by festive refreshments.

In addition, St Marylebone Church will proudly unveil its Christmas tree with accompanying Bowel Cancer UK ‘Star of Hope’ decoration (which allows guests to write special messages to loved ones on their decorations before hanging them).

Tickets cost £15 each, and are available here: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/shop


Whistles at the ready, we have our very own pop-up crystal maze with a chance to complete challenges in order to enter the crystal dome.  It’s your childhood dreams come true, you can take part with your colleagues or friends. The Crystal Maze will be open 12-7pm and is free. The winning team will receive a £250 donation to a charity of their choice.

Drinks will be on hand for celebrations (or commiserations) from Kupp and Heist.

Thursday 15th September 12pm – 7pm – Crystal Maze


On Tuesday 24th May 2016, Love Support Unite takes over Junkyard Golf Club London. The British charity fundraises for the most deprived country in the world: Malawi, Africa and next week Junkyard Golf Club will donate 100% of tickets sales for one day, spreading the golfing love in it’s typical fashion; crazy golf, eats, beats and booze and aiming to raise £10,000 across their venues this summer, to build a very special Junkyard Golf Club school unit in Malawi.

As well as loved up golf, putters will also be able to purchase Love Support Unite famous Love Specs; psychedelic glasses that make you see everything in hearts. Love Specs were created to support the continuation of sustainable projects in Malawi, with their underlying message being to see the world as one filled with love.

Love Specs have already raised huge amounts of money, having been sold at the biggest international festivals including, Bestival, Outlook, Hideout and Parklife. World famous artists such as Rudimental are already great supporters of Love Specs and Love Support Unite cause. Customers will be able to purchase their own pair of Love Specs at the Junkyard Golf Club event for just £10 (again, all proceeds will be going towards the fund) and they are sure to make a golf game a whole lot more interesting.MPjunkyardLDN248

Marketing Manager, Sophie Houghton said: “Junkyard Golf Club is all about having fun and bringing happiness to people, which we hope to do for the children in Malawi with our Junkyard Golf Club school unit. The Love Specs are a great idea as they have a really meaningful purpose but present it in an entertaining way. We are excited to support this cause and will have lots of fun doing it.”

The British charity helps orphaned children, supports elders, builds schools and creates a more sustainable living environment for all of Malawi’s residents.

Junkyard Golf Club is open seven days a week at The Old Truman Brewery until August, from 11:00am until 11:00pm. Weekday and Sunday tickets are priced at £9.50 per person whilst Friday and Saturdays will be £10.50.


Today, MEATliquor will celebrate its 4th birthday (Wednesday 11th November) and to celebrate they have teamed up with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Come and celebrate this exciting date by donating a great Christmas gift for the children and you will receive 50% off your entire bill (put a smile on someone’s face this festive season). There will be a whole host of fun activity including a DJ and balloon artist on the night.
Please note there must be 1 gift per table, maximum of 4 people per table. MEATliquor 50% Off, Wednesday 11th November, offer applies all day to both food & drink.  
MEATliquor, 74 Welbeck St, London W1G 0BA
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