Monday, July 03, 2006

Next BrainCell Event...

For those of you who don't know, members of the collective will be holding an Art Fair in Brindleyplace on July 8th, as part of the Dragonboat Day. There will be everything for sale, from jewellery and textiles to paintings and ceramics - hopefully see you there!
Here is some more info about the day...
Enjoy a fun day out in Birmingham and help save lives on Sat 8 July.
A Dragonboat race, live jazz, fire eaters, stilt walkers, a Chinese Lion dancer, face painting and bouncy castles, are just a few of the exciting things on offer to visitors to Brindleyplace on Saturday 8 July.
One of the most popular attractions of the day is the charity Dragonboat Challenge which takes place on the canal between 10am and 5pm. This year, the race sponsorship, but from a fantastic raffle with some amazing prizes
So far, 15 teams have registered for the challenge in the hope of winning the coveted Dragonboat trophy. Teams include challengers from the NEC, Bucknall Austin, Faithful & Gould and winners for the last two years, Exclusive Support. This year's event hopes to raise over £10,000 for the BHF.
Whilst cheering on the Dragonboat teams, why not buy yourself a £1 raffle ticket to win lots of fabulous prizes, including family tickets to Cadburys World, £50+ meal vouchers for Bank, Pitcher & Piano and All Bar One, a one night stay at the City Inn, theatre tickets, an Umberto Giannini cut and blow dry and much, much more.
Brindleyplace's extravaganza coincides with the annual Starbucks International Jazz Festival, which attracts thousands of jazz lovers to over 200 performances in 70 venues around the city. Olivia Harris, Head of Marketing and Communications, commented: "Come on down to Brindleyplace on Saturday 8 July - not only will some of the world's finest jazz musicians be featuring across the different squares but on the canal, businesses will be competing in the water in one of the most exciting social events of the year, the Dragonboat Race, raising money for the nation's heart charity – the British Heart Foundation."
Claire Simmons, BHF Regional Director, said: "Coronary heart disease kills almost nine times more people than breast cancer and three times more than lung cancer – it's the UK's biggest killer. Nationwide, someone has a heart attack every two minutes and only half survive. That's why your contribution is so important.
"Have fun and help us save the lives of people living with heart disease in Birmingham by heading down to Brindleyplace on Saturday 8 July to cheer on the Dragonboat teams and take part in the raffle."
Tim Doyle, Chairman of Exclusive Support in Meriden, said: "With heart disease being the UK's biggest killer, we take part in the Dragonboat Challenge to keep our own hearts healthy, raise money for charity and enjoy a good day out. We put our success down to working well together as a team – fingers crossing for first place again this year!"
For further information on the International Jazz Festival or the Dragonboat Race, or to enter a team, please contact Olivia Harris on 0121 643 6866 or e-mail
Statistics show that you more likely to die from heart and circulatory disease than any other serious illness, including cancer. That is why the charity needs to spend £95 on lifesaving heart research every minute of the day because every two minutes someone has a heart attack and only half survive.


At 7:18 am, Anonymous Tim said...

Woops - made a bit of a cockup there with that post - missed some words out of the press release - sorry!


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