I’ve got a pair of hot tickets to give away. They are for the exclusive, invite-only, international fashion show and launch party for a Globe Media pop-up exhibition at the newly re-opened Assembly Hall in Islington on April 1.
Who wants them?
Since you know I love photos of London, the tickets will be given away to the winner of a photography contest. As you can read in the press release below, this four-day event is about celebrating the cultural voices of countries seen in a negative light through the arts. This contest will show off London, of course.
To enter: submit one photo (.jpeg) of London showing a unappealing aspect of life or a part of the city itself that is usually seen in a negative light photographed in a positive way. Along with the photo, send a 3-4 sentence explanation of your choice and your full name. Photographs must be your own.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: March 30, 2010, 8pm GMT
The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the event below and the top five photos will be featured in a post at the beginning of April on this blog.
CHARITY POP-UP EXHIBITION/FILM WEEKEND/LUXURY RAFFLE & FASHION SHOW for GLOBE MEDIA.
LAUNCH PARTY on 1st APRIL, 6-9pm, with FASHION SHOW, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & REFRESHMENTS for pop-up exhibition and film screenings courtesy of ICA Films, April 2nd-4th
WHERE: The newly re-opened ASSEMBLY HALL, UPPER STREET, ISLINGTON, N1 2UD
Live dance, music & high end fashion show (stylist from Italian Vogue); participating designers include: Kali Arulpragasa of Superfertile (UK/Sri Lanka) – that’s M.I.A.’s sister, Denny Wirawan (Indonesia), Stephen Pelger (Romania), Ananya (London-based Indian), Akosua (London-based South African), Osman Yousefzada (London-based with Afghani heritage), Telfar, Turkmen Gallery, Erickson Beamon, Pippa Small…and more.
Celebrating the cultural voices of countries often seen in negative light (everywhere from Somalia to Poland, Eritrea to Iraq), Globe Media is showcasing stories about the good things left behind all made by a multi-faceted, creative group of refugees and first generation British citizens. This pop-up exhibition holds a magazine, short films, pictures, crafts, exhibits and audio. Films screening on rotation include I is for India and Gypsy Caravan, courtesy of ICA Films.
The project is called Globe Media, a product of Springboard Media, a London-based charity which sits under the umbrella of long-established and respected not-for-profit organisation, CSV. The Globe Media project is funded by the Transformation Fund. The aim has been to give education in media to those either with backgrounds as journalists or creatives internationally, or to those wishing to be empowered by storytelling and looking for ways forward through their transit in life. A charity raffle (donations wilfully accepted!!!) has some great prizes, and proceeds are going to Broken Silence, helping sickle cell.