Nottinghill Carnival is around the corner and we’re very excited for it! We have some top tips for what to expect on a day out at the street carnival. So read up and get ready for the biggest street party in London!
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If on Wednesday the 5th of September you found yourself doing a few double takes of yellow jacket wearing, lycra and leather clad Freddy Mercury look-alikes you are not alone, and you are not going mad. The moustached masses were paying homage to the late Queen front man with the annual Freddy For A Day (FFAD) charity celebration.
The celebration which was set up in 1992 by the AIDs charity Mercury Phoenix Trust is now a worldwide celebration encouraging all of those willing to be involved to don some form of Freddy Mercury fancy dress and to help raise money and awareness of the charities work.
The celebration was the brainchild of Mercury Phoenix Trust volunteer Liz Swanton who donned a Freddy Mercury costume on the late singer’s birthday and attempted to raise money at her workplace in central London. Her efforts proved to be incredibly successful and she rose thousands of pounds for the charity. Her success created a huge buzz and thousands of supporters wanted to get involved in the event. The result was that Freddy For A Day was born and is now celebrated across the world on or around his birthday.
If you grew up in the nineties, no scratch that, if you were alive in the nineties the leopard print tops, platform trainers, tracksuits and a certain memorable Union Jack dress were worn by a group of girls who were as famed for their fashion sense as they were for their voices.
We are of course talking about the creators of “Girl Power”, the Spice Girls. This week the group announced that they would be putting some of their old costumes up for auction to raise money for charities Save the Children and Children in Need.
Coldplay’s recent release Paradise has resulted in the Elephant Mascot Costume featured in the video selling out in record time.
After the initial video directed by Hype Williams which featured the gritty story of a young girl leaving prison, stealing a car and heading northbound in her search for paradise was scrapped, Coldplay went on to call on the bands go to director Mat Whitecross.