This coming weekend The Music Circle present Rumble in the Jumble- your chance to buy a dress that's been pre-loved by your favourite frontwoman or a box of vinyls that've been scratched by the DJ you idolise whilst helping a great cause.
The sale is in aid of abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo,( in tandem with Oxfam’s Get Together for International Women’s Day) and will be held at east London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 26th January 12-6pm.
There'll be celebrity donations from Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Dermot O'Leary, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe, Alison Mosshart, Anna Calvi, Gemma Cairney, Annie Mac, Stooshe, Claudia Winkleman, Lucy Rose, Little Boots, Zara Martin, House of Holland, Nova Dando, The Broken Hearts, Marilyn Manson, Charlotte Church and many more.
There’ll be a pop-up retro hair salon from Lipstick & Curls to give you instant Victory rolls, a stylists' corner and photobooth, hyper ping-pong action from the mighty Pongathon crew, food from Gizzi Erskine, tea and cakes from Joe's Tea Co and Drink, Shop & Do and DJs including Gizzi, Jen Long (Radio 1), My Ex Boyfriend's Records and more all day long.
There'll be a bar with mulled wine and cider to keep you toasty warm while you shop til you drop- stalls are coming from the likes of presenter Gemma Cairney, designer Fred Butler, actress Vicki McClure, T4's Georgie Okell, Smashbox with 6Music's Lauren Laverne, presenter and journalist Kim Taylor Bennett, Run Riot's Katie Antoniou (with stationery for New Year's Resolutions), Krissi Murison (The Sunday Times), Emmy the Great and Elizabeth Sankey (Summer Camp) and many more.
Hang on- was that my name in there? Oh yeah! So I'm going to be running a stall on behalf of Run-Riot, pimping out one of our favourite fetishes: STATIONERY! I am a BIG list maker, so diaries, notebooks,pads, pencils and paper will be on sale so you can start making those all important 'To Do' lists as well as the much more fun lists like 'Bands I'd like to see this year' and 'Frontmen I'd like to snog' etc etc. I currently have donations from Present and Correct, Oh No Rachio, Nancy and Betty, The Paperie, Aquilla Design, I love Mel, Alice Gabb, Quill London and more- all at jumble prices. Note- this event is CASH ONLY! Remember cash? Yeah-like in the old days!
Join the facebook event page for constant updates and pictures of the loot being donated. Here are a few pics of stationery stall stock:
Pop music paper dolls and music colouring books from I love Mel
Alice Gabb's stationery
Oh No Rachio
Aquilla Design upcycled vinyl diaries
Present and Correct
They're also raffling off some of the best loot - including VIP tickets to Bestival, tickets to Field Day and a day's free recording at Red Bull Studios, for just £3 a ticket. Donate via www.justgiving.co.uk/themusiccircle.
I really hope to see you there- if you fancy bringing me a cuppa to keep me warm, mine's one sugar and milk please! Or let's make it easy and say, just bring me the mulled stuff. Then you don't have to remember anything!