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Wide Awake at The Hoxton Pony – Friday 29th August

August 14, 2014

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Slow walking away from the destruction levelled in Ibiza with their cohort Tinie Tempah and returning to their exclusive London residency at the Hoxton Pony, Wide Awake deliver an uninhibited night of mischief and bass line wobblers from filthy Jackin House, Strip Club Hip Hop and all other manner less club music genres.

Led by the 7ft tall 18st Winston (the rabbit) the kind of guy to be first and last in the receiving line for BJs for drink Wide Awake features CJ Beatz, Jordan Crisp and MC Fontz.

Keeping the sullied flesh in motion on the dance floor are East London DJ Booth scoundrels Bill and Will fresh from entertaining Wembley arena alongside the likes of Professor Green, Ella Eyre & Conor Maynard.

2-4-1 cocktails till 9PM| Tables from £350

Strictly guestlist only – Entry is free on the Wide Awake guestlist until 9pm.

RSVP by sending an e-mail with your full name(s) for the guestlist to

We welcome #RooftopFilmClub back to the home of #LondonFilm…

July 10, 2014

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August 2014 sees the highly anticipated return of the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’ bought to you by Ealing Broadway BID and Land Securities, in close partnership with Ealing Council and supported by Network Rail.

From Wednesday 6 August to Sunday 31 August the seventh floor of Springbridge car park, will be transformed into an outdoor cinema as the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’ welcomes the return of the Timeout recommended ‘Rooftop Film Club’ back to Ealing, the home of London film. Sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite films.


As well as showing cult classics and Hollywood blockbusters, the site will also play host to The Frontier Rooftop Bar, which will be open to all from 19:00 – 22:00, Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset over West London. Frontier craft lager is proud to be the official beer partner for the ‘Make it Ealing Rooftop Society’. Enjoy a pre film drink as the sun set across the London skyline, before tucking into deckchairs under warm blankets and settling in front of the big screen.

The ‘Make it Ealing Menu’ will offer a range of takeaway options both savoury and sweet from local businesses such as Firezza Pizza, Okawari, Green Mango Café, Kerbisher & Malt and Creams Café, which will be delivered to your seat and new for 2014 is a pre-order drinks service so you won’t need to miss a moment of the film.

Ann Hunter, Chief Executive of Ealing Broadway BID, said

“We are thrilled to be working with Land Securities and Ealing Council once again to bring a cinema back in the centre of Ealing. We are putting Ealing on the map as West London’s capital of culture, and by working with award winning and innovative partners such as Rooftop Film Club and Cellar Door we hope to attract new audiences to the area. With major new high quality developments including the new film quarter in the pipeline there has never been a better time to come to Ealing.”

William Terry, Development Manager at Land Securities, added:

“We’re delighted to support Ealing Broadway BID’s fantastic initiative for a second year, bringing film back to the heart of Ealing while we progress our plans for the Ealing Filmworks development, which will provide a permanent multi-screen cinema opposite the town hall.

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said:

“Ealing is best known for its film studios and this summer festival event is a great way to celebrate our proud heritage whilst we await the return of a permanent cinema complex. This is a creative use of the car park space and a fantastic opportunity to experience the atmosphere of cinema outdoors.”

About Your Visit: The Springbridge Car Park roof space is open from 7pm so please join us early to enjoy delicious food & drink from the rooftop bar plus fantastic views.

The cinema box office opens at 7:00pm and your screening will start around 8:00pm.

At the box office you can collect your tickets, headphones and blankets (if necessary). Please note that blankets are available on a first come, first served basis.

All events are 18+

We look forward to seeing you on the rooftop soon.

Tickets available from HERE


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What’s happening in retail & with brands – trends for week ending 22nd August 2014 #retailtrends #retailnews #marketingweek #eventmagazine

August 25, 2014

Company Results

- Hobbs have reported an 8.2% decrease in sales to £111.7m for the year to 25 January 2014. Pre-tax loss was reported at £1.9m for the same period. (Source: Verdict)
Hobbs have reported an 8.2% decrease in sales to £111.7m for the year to 25 January 2014

- John Lewis have reported a 13.4% increase in sales for the week to 16 August 2014. Fashion, Electricals & Home Technology and Home sales increased by 14.1%, 9.2% and 18.9% respectively. Sales at increased by 31.4%.
Savers have reported a 15% increase in sales to £247m for the year to 28 December 2013. Pre-tax profit increased by 28.6% to £9m for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
Toys R Us’ UK have reported a 7% decrease in turnover to £428m for the year to 01 February 2014. Pre-tax profit decreased by 24% to £4.6m for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
Waitrose have reported a 6.6% increase in sales (including petrol) for the week to 16 August 2014.
White Stuff have reported a 16.2% increase in total sales to £115.7m for the 53 weeks to 03 May 2014. Retail sales increased by 8.9% to £86.9m while wholesale sales increased by 38.2% to £4.7m for the same period. Online sales increased by 47.9% to £24.1m and pre-tax profit increased by 55.9% to £12.1m. (Source: Fashion United)
Wilko have reported a 4.4% decrease in sales to £1.5bn for the year to 31 January 2014. Pre-tax profit was reported at £27.6m for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

Lifestyle retailers reported like-for-likes of 4.7% this week. Individual retailers within the lifestyle category enjoyed a particularly strong week this week, with department stores and gift retailers outperforming their peers.

Fashion saw a strong rise this week (+2.8%). Designer shops and footwear retailers were the highest performers; the colder weather inspiring investment purchases of autumn items. Budget clothing retailers had the weakest performance this week with cost conscious consumers holding back on purchases ahead of end of season discounting.

After an exceptional rise in like-for-likes in 2013 of +33.8%, a rise of +11.1% is particularly noteworthy for homewares retailers. Home accessory retailers saw the strongest rise of the week.

Internet sales enjoyed a second week of strong sales this week (+42.8%). Internet sales of fashion items saw the trend seen on the high street reversed: budget fashion chains had a particularly strong week with designer retailers performing less well on average.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

- Dr. Martens have appointed Steve Murray as their new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from October 2014. The retailer have also appointed Henrik Holmark as their new Chief Financial Officer, who will take over by the end of 2014. (Source: Fashion United)
Lidl have announced plans to launch a new range of budget fashionwear. The retailer plans to roll out womenswear on 25 August 2014, followed by a menswear collection in November 2014. (Source: The Independent)
Mamas & Papas have announced plans to reduce the rent bill of their 60 stores in the UK via company voluntary arrangement (CVA). (Source: Telegraph)
– Swedish fashion chain Lindex will open its first UK store in Westfield Stratford in spring 2015. (Source: Drapers)
Swedish fashion chain Lindex will open its first UK store in Westfield Stratford in spring 2015.

- New Look and JD Sports have announced plans to open flagship stores at the new Westfield Broadway shopping centre in Bradford. (Source: Drapers)
Warehouse have launched a new online magazine ‘Tales of the City’ targeting the modern urban women as they plan to launch their first footwear collection. (Source: The Drum)
Zalando have launched their flash sales site ‘Zalando Lounge’ in the UK, offering discounts of up to 75% to consumers. (Source: Fashion United)

Electrical & Entertainment

- BrightHouse’s private equity owner, Vision Capital have appointed Rothschild to explore all possible funding options for the retailer including a potential IPO. (Source: Financial Times)
WH Smith have opened four new stores at Heathrow’s Terminal 2. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

Food & Drink

- GNC, a sports nutrition chain have opened a concept store at Manchester’s Arndale Centre which includes a sports bar and houses bespoke fitness equipment for demonstrating a variety of exercises. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
Morrisons have confirmed plans to extend opening hours from 6am to 11pm for the majority of their stores in order to address their falling sales. (Source: The Grocer)
Sainsbury’s have opened their 650th convenience store at Mitcham Lane, London. (Source: Company Press Release)
PepsiCo has rolled out the coconut water variant of its Naked brand to the UK.
PepsiCo has rolled out the coconut water variant of its Naked brand to the UK

- Waitrose have opened their first 2,500 sq. ft. outlet at London’s Kings Cross station in an attempt to attract travelling consumers. The store is the grocer’s smallest outlet to date. (Source: The Guardian)

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online retail sales increased by 14% year-on-year in July 2014. However, the index increased by 3% month-on-month in July 2014, compared to the 5% decrease seen in June 2014. An estimated £8.1bn was spent online, a significant increase on the £7.1bn spent during the same period last year. The electricals sector reported 19% year-on-year growth in July 2014 compared to 7% in June 2014, while the home and garden sector reported a growth of 17% in July 2014 compared to growth of 8% in June 2014. Meanwhile, the travel sector recorded an increase of 13% year-on-year, strongest July performance since 2010. This also follows four consecutive months of single-digit annual growth, averaging at just 5%.


- 99p Stores have launched a new bakery and coffee concept at their newly opened store in Northampton. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
DFS have acquired the furniture retailer, Dwell in an attempt to attract younger and more urban customers. (Source: Retail Week)
Groupon have extended their UK website to offer more products to their customers in an attempt to enter into the online retail marketplace. The customers will now be able to purchase the products from their website directly, rather than just receiving offers & deals. (Source: The Guardian)
Groupon have extended their UK website to offer more products to their customers in an attempt to enter into the online retail marketplace

- Home Retail Group have appointed Alexei Cowan as their new Head of Trends. (Source: Company Press Release)
John Lewis have announced plans to enter into the opticians market by partnering with Luxottica. The retailer plans to open two optician stores in their Stratford City and Cardiff department stores by Autumn 2014. (Source: Company Press Release)
John Lewis have completed the national roll-out of their convenience store click and collect service with CollectPlus. The service will help customers to collect items from their store of choice in the CollectPlus network. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
LloydsPharmacy have opened their first 3,329 sq. ft. physical store for their online brand Betterlife. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
Wilko have unveiled plans to open 100 new stores in the next five years. (Source: Retail Week)

Courtesy of ‘Barclays

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August 20, 2014
Demob Happy

Demob Happy

Jezebel Presents Disney Dudes’ Dicks: What Your Favorite Princes Look Like Naked

August 20, 2014

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While everyone else is busy coming up with yet another take on the “Disney Princesses as…” trope, some what ironically feminist site Jezebel have been thinking about dicks. More specifically: Disney Prince Peen. Here, they explore, in great detail, their best guesses for what the Disney Princes look like naked. NSFW due to cartoon nudity. :)

The Jezebel staff put a lot of thought into this (perhaps too much?) and collectively came up with nudity descriptions of the male characters from Disney’s animated feature films—including dick length, girth, tone, veins, pube sitch, etc.—that they felt reflected their personalities. They then passed those specifications on to Gawker Media staff illustrator Tara Jacoby who turned their visions of Disney dicks into actual erotic portraiture. You’re welcome.


Gaston likes to take nude selfies. He has a small dick—very tiny—pube-less and uncut.

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The Beast aka Prince Adam

Average-sized, flaccid, uncut dick, but almost covered by his insane amount of long, ungroomed pubes. HUGE bush.

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Prince Eric

Nice medium-sized, half erect dick with the foreskin pulled back a little. Pale with a pink head. Medium-sized bush. He’s a little bit shy—but in a cute way—on the beach, like in Endless Summer.

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Prince Ferdinand

This guy has a basic, flaccid, uncut dick with fairly groomed pubes, which are straight, not curly; smallish balls, kinda close to his body. He’s posing by Snow White’s wishing well.

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Prince Charming

Obviously, the perfect guy has the perfect dick: like eight or nine inches, thick—but not too thick otherwise it’s painful—rock hard with a nice throbbing vein. He’s groomed perfectly in a way that’s considerate of lovers without being too gay porn-y about it. He’s standing in front of the fireplace that Cinderella no longer has to rake, arm draped over the mantle.

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Li Shang

As a military man, he has very precise pubes. Also, he looks kind of ‘roids-y so his balls are like two marbles. His flaccid dick hangs over his balls like a long nose. He’s hanging out—literally — by of one of his tents at training camp.

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Prince Philip

He’s got a thin dick that’s average-to-below-average in length, It’s pretty hard with light skin, but then dark pink up top. He’s posing on Sleeping Beauty’s bed. (She’s not in it. She’s awake somewhere.) He also has thin pubes that are wispy, long and light colored, but they don’t hide much.

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His baggy pants have allowed his testicles to grow without constraint, so he has big, huge, droopy balls. He’s limp because, like a magic lamp, you have to rub it to get it to do anything. This one’s a grower, not a show-er.

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John Smith

Smith has a huge dick—HUGE—like, too much dick. He’s circumcised because he’s American; he’s ungroomed because he’s a woodsman. The carpet does not match the curtains. He’s posing next to a tree—wearing boots and nothing else—at night beneath the blue corn moon.

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Prince Naveen

He has a very long dick that’s uncut. His pubes are curly and friendly. He’s wearing only a mardi gras mask.

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This dick has personality—a little sass and a curve. It’s fleshy with one big vein; hard and up on his belly. His pubes are short and look kind of like his goatee. He’s tied down to the bed with Rapunzel’s hair.

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He has blond pubes and big, full, round, firm balls. His dick is on the shorter side, but really super thick—like a Coke can—even when flaccid. He hangs out with the trolls when he’s nude.

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Prince Hans of the Southern Isles

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He’s not a straight shooter, and his dick reflects that. It’s super curved—like, it curves up and to the side. He has trimmed pubes. He takes dick pics from the bottom up to make it look bigger than it is.

Illustrations by Tara Jacoby

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

August 20, 2014
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Brandalism: Street Artists Just Pulled Off The Largest Advertising Takeover In World History

August 19, 2014

From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this week. In 10 cities guerrilla install crews have been swapping 365 ads with art works, creating the largest advertising takeover in world history.

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The crews targeted particularly obnoxious or sexist ads like this H & M ad featuring a stick-thin bikini-clad model that’s currently on show to children around the country.

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Brandalism / Via

Swapping the ads is easier than you’d imagine. All you need are some of the magic cabinet keys and a trusty hi-viz vest to remain hidden in plain sight. Here an install crew are slotting in a poster just outside Millbank and the Tory Party HQ.


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Brandalism / Via

40 street artists produced the art that replaced the ads and the Brandalism crew lovingly hand printed each one of the 365 “six sheet” posters.

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Brandalism / Via

No where was safe from the adbusting and even Harrods got a dose along with ads in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Oxford.

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Street artists like Princess Hijab, Hutch and Paul Insect all designed pieces, some beautiful others a bit more…interesting.

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Brandalism / Via

The Brandalism website has a guide to opening up the spaces and the video below shows how it was done.


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