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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.

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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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Princess Nyah – Champion

July 22, 2014
Princess Nyah

Princess Nyah

In true regal form the track commands a modern day symphony between the dirty bassline and creative horns, which come courtesy of Miami Producer’s Llamabeats, alongside Grammy Award winner Angela Hunte on the pen, topped with vocals from the Cellar Door girldem Princess Nyah herself.

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Written by Farouk Deen

Would this be found in a @GordanRamsey kitchen #tech #whirlpooltrending

July 22, 2014

Whirlpool interactive cooktop, #Whirlpool2020, #tech

Courtesy of ‘Jane

SIMBA – Phase seq One (Original Mix)

July 21, 2014

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What’s happening in retail & with brands – trends for week ending 18th July 2014 #retailtrends #retailnews #marketingweek #eventmagazine

July 21, 2014

Company Results

- AO.com have reported a 30% increase in like-for-like sales for the three months to June 2014. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
- British Land released their 2014 interim management statement with comments relating to retail noting a range of attractive leasing deals across their portfolio. With an improving investment market this has enabled British Land to continue to make selected retail sales at prices ahead of valuation.
- Conviviality Retail have reported a 4.3% decrease in sales to £355.7m for the 52 weeks to 27 April 2014. Like-for-like sales increased by 0.05% while profit before tax (excluding exceptional items) increased by 31.5% to £9.3m for the same period.
- Findel have reported a 2.2% decrease in group sales for the 15 weeks to 17 July 2014.
- German etailer Zalando has reported revenue of €1.02m – €1.06m (£806m- £808m) for the first half of 2014, as EBIT at the company “broke even”. (Source: Drapers)
German etailer Zalando has reported revenue of €1.02m – €1.06m (£806m- £808m) for the first half of 2014, as EBIT at the company “broke even”

- John Lewis have reported a 20.1% increase in sales for the week to 12 July 2014. Fashion, Electricals & Home Technology and Home sales increased by 18.0%, 18.6% and 23.1% respectively. Sales at johnlewis.com increased by 31.5%.
- John Clark Motor Group have reported a 33% increase in turnover to £470m for the year to 2013. New vehicle sales volumes increased by 31% to 11,101 units, while used vehicle sales volumes increased by 27% to 9,023 units for the same period. Pre-tax profit increased by 68% to £7.4m. (Source: AM Online)
- Mothercare have reported a 0.2% increase in worldwide network sales for the 15 weeks to 12 July 2014 while total UK sales decreased by 1.2% for the same period. UK like-for-like sales increased by 0.9%.
- Sports Direct have reported a 23.8% increase in group revenue to £2.7bn for the year to 27 April 2014. UK sports retail sales increased by 24.1% to £2.2bn while UK sports like-for-like sales increased by 10.5% for the same period. Underlying pre-tax profit increased by 19.8% to £249.3m.
- Waitrose have reported a 1.7% decrease in sales (including petrol) for the week to 12 July 2014.

Lifestyles proved extremely strong this week with growth edging into double digits. This figure marks the strongest result since the 3rd week of January where heavy promotional activity was the primarily driver.

A disappointing week in fashion with a number of contributors significantly down. Considering these results are against a significant dip from the year before this should be considered particularly poor.

Homewares continued its excellent run of result this week, though as with the other sectors these figures are against a considerable contraction from the year before.

A strong week through non-store channels albeit with an exceptional lifestyles performance dragging up the total figure. Homewares actually dipped year-on-year whilst fashion fell slightly below expectations.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

- Aldi have announced plans to sell school uniforms for just £4 from 24 July 2014, which is believed to be the cheapest in the market. (Source: Guardian)
- Luxury lingerie business La Perla has opened its new London flagship at 9 Old Bond Street. (Source: Drapers)
Luxury lingerie business La Perla has opened its new London flagship at 9 Old Bond Street

- Bonmarché have announced plans to relaunch their plus size brand, Ann Harvey in 25 of their stores to target more affluent customers. (Source: Retail Week)
- Hobbs have appointed Meg Lustman as their Chief Executive Officer. (Source: Fashion United)
- JD Sports Fashion will look to take on Topman and River Island with its new fascia Open, as it vies for a slice of the young fashion menswear market. (Source: Drapers)

Electrical & Entertainment

- Amazon have started to offer a two-day delivery service to their prime customers in the UK for products stored outside of the UK in the EU. The service will incur no extra charge. (Source: The Telegraph)

Food & Drink

- Aldi have been rated as the UK’s favourite brand for first time, according to the YouGov BrandIndex’s 2014 mid-year Buzz rankings. (Source: The Drum)
- Diageo has launched a GBP2.1m UK ad campaign for Blossom Hill, focussing on the wine brand’s new, lighter ‘Sun-Kissed’ range (Source: Just Drinks)
Diageo has launched a GBP2.1m (US$3.6m) UK ad campaign for Blossom Hill

- Iceland Foods have completed a £980m debt refinancing deal as they look to expand in the UK and overseas. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
- The Fullers Brewery will launch a pop rooftop bar this August in West London. The after work experience will allow guests to enjoy Frontier craft lager alongside a diverse menu of wines, spirits and the recently launched Coco Zumi Organic Coconut Water. The rooftop site at Springbridge car park will also play host to the Rooftop Film Club, showing cult classics and Hollywood blockbusters.
Fullers Brewery will launch a pop rooftop bar this August in West London. The after work experience will allow guests to enjoy Frontier craft lager alongside a diverse menu of wines, spirits Coco Zumi Organic Coconut Water

- Lidl have announced plans to launch a range of 48 premium French wines in early September 2014, in an attempt to attract the wealthy consumers in London and the South East of England. The retailer are aiming to sell them for up to a third less than equivalent wines being sold by the big four grocers. (Source: The Telegraph)
- Morrisons have sold their children and baby products business, Kiddicare, to a private equity firm, Endless for £2m. (Source: Fashion United)
- Tesco have unveiled a digital screen outside their Express outlet in Lincoln, to advertise their offers and engage with the local community. (Source: Retail Week)

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Indexhave revealed that online retail sales increased by 9% year-on-year in June 2014, the lowest annual growth since July 2013. However, sales decreased by 5% month-on-month in June 2014, the steepest decline between May and June since 2008, triggered by uncertainty around interest rates and the higher temperatures encouraging people to go outdoors. Conversion rates increased 4.8% last month, the highest rate for June since 2008, while the average basket value was valued at £83 (excluding travel), up 5% from June 2013.

Household

- The Co-operative Group have announced plans to sell their pharmacy business for £620m to Bestway Group. The transaction is due to complete in October 2014. (Source: Company Press Release)
- Dunelm have appointed Andy Harrison as their Non-Executive Director, with effect from 01 September 2014. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
- John Lewis have launched a pop-up urban garden tea house in Glasgow city centre that will be open for the duration of the Commonwealth Games. (Source: Retail Week)
John Lewis have launched a pop-up urban garden tea house in Glasgow city centre that will be open for the duration of the Commonwealth Games

- McColl’s have launched a loyalty card scheme, Plus, which will enable the customers to access money-off deals and earn rewards while shopping. (Source: The Grocer)
- Mothercare have unveiled a turnaround plan which will include focus on cost reduction and cash generation, rebuilding gross margin, improving service for both online & in-store, and product improvement. (Source: Retail Week)
- Sports Direct have plans to launch in Australia and New Zealand in 2014 by forming a partnership with MySale Group. In addition, the retailer will open three flagship stores in Australia and one in New Zealand, which will host MySale outlets. (Source: The Telegraph)
- Waitrose have signed an export deal with European retailer, Auchan, which will enable them to sell groceries in Portugal. (Source: Company Press Release)

Courtesy of ‘Barclays

How to charge your iPhone sitting next to a window

July 20, 2014

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Designers Kyuho Song & Boa Oh have developed the brilliant Window Socket, a portable device intended to enable you to use electricity freely and conveniently in a space restricted in the use of electricity, such as a plane, a car, and outdoors. The Window Socket attaches easily to any window and is charged with solar energy that is then converted into electric energy through a converter.

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The clever product is currently in concept stage, with the designers looking to improve storage capacity and efficiency, we will keep you posted on future developments

Courtesy of ‘Max

#EnoughSaid

July 19, 2014

Gaza, Palastine, Israel, Protesting, War, Children deaths

…indifference can be tempting – more than that, seductive. It is so much easier to avoid such rude interuptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes. It is after all awkward, troublesome, to be involved in another person’s pain and despair. Yet, for the person who is indifferent, his or her neighbours are of no consequence. And therefore their lives are meaningless. Their hidden or even viable anguish is of no interest… Indifference then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment. – Elie Wiesel

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Thatmanmonkz – Blowin My Mind [Delusions Of Grandeur]

July 18, 2014
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Thatmanmonkz

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