Fair Trade at Green Man Festival 2016

Posted by louise on Saturday, August 27th, 2016

It’s one of Europe’s biggest independent music festivals, with five music stages and a huge spoken word tent, yet here we are in a small tent on the periphery which is genuinely ‘ram-packed’. No, it’s not a secret Ezra Furman gig, but a talk about Fair Fashion, organised by the Wales TUC.
Throughout the Green Man [...]

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Last chance to enter – Julie’s Bicycle Green Business Award

Posted by andrew on Thursday, February 24th, 2011

*NEWSFLASH* – Deadline now extended to 4th March!
Do you work in the music industry? Have you been taking steps to make your business greener? Now is the time to get the recognition you deserve. Our friends at Julie’s Bicycle are looking for entries to their Green Business Award which takes place as part of the [...]

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Cool and solid Seventeen

Posted by louise on Friday, January 7th, 2011

I came across this very apt piece of music in my local Oxfam bookshop. I’ve yet to tinkle the ivories with it, but I think it’s soon to be our theme tune. Not sure you can make out the lyrics in the photos, but my favourite lines are:-
Seventeen, seventeen, cool and solid seventeen,
Young enough to [...]

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Posted by andrew on Friday, June 26th, 2009

A busy couple of weeks here at Seventeen – we did a great event for Social Enterprise London on Monday showcasing some amazing talent. I couldn’t believe the confidence of some of our young performers – really inspiring stuff. Special thanks to Claire for doing such a top notch job on this one.
Next week [...]

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Julie’s Bicycle

Posted by andrew on Friday, March 6th, 2009

We’re excited to be working with Julie’s Bicycle again on their launch next week. Here’s a little story I wrote for this week’s Wharf…
There are occasional flashes of glamour to the life of a sustainable events organiser. In between dealing with recycling, comparing energy tariffs and choosing which LED light is the right shade of [...]

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Prince and the Two Ronnies

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Louise got us tickets to see Britpop survivors The Stereophonics play a very intimate gig last night at The Hospital club in Covent Garden. A surprisingly good time was had by all, with Kelly and co rocking through a set of hits and new songs. My attention did begin to wander however when midway through [...]

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Eco Dance Festival…in your kitchen

Posted by Casper on Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I came home on Tuesday evening, planning a nice quiet evening in with my housemate to the enormous pile of washing-up, which had not magically disappeared as both of us had hoped. Added to that, the light bulb in the kitchen had blown, so we couldn’t tell the milk from the cranberry juice (don’t ask).
We [...]

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Live Earth

Posted by andrew on Friday, July 6th, 2007

Looking forward to the spectacle of Live Earth tomorrow if not the actual artistes themselves (Corinne Bailey Rae? Pussycat Dolls? Genesis?!). I guess the awareness-raising message has to reach the widest possible audience so it’s heartening that the big names are getting involved even if they’re not our cup of tea. And at least Bloc [...]

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King Creosote

Posted by andrew on Sunday, October 29th, 2006

I went to see the excellent King Creosote the other day at Shepherds Bush Empire supported by Larrikin Love (a bit like the Waterboys doing Libertines covers) and Peter, Bjorn and John (surprisingly underwhelming). Imagine my surprise as KC took to the stage to see that their multi-instrumentalist backing singer was none other than KT [...]

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