paloma faith ukThe incredible Paloma Faith has announced a UK arena tour for March 2015. Her current UK tour dates (starting in November) are completely sold out.

Paloma’s current album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ has been one of the huge success stories of the year, recently being certified platinum. A new edition of the album (the ‘outsiders’ edition) will be released on November 3, which features five new tracks, including the fantastic new single ‘Ready For The Good Life’, available from November 2. Paloma’s collaboration with Sigma ‘Changing’ is out now, and currently number one in the iTunes chart, and the Big Top 40.‘Ready For The Good Life’, which Paloma co-wrote, is produced by Klas Åhlund (Teddybears, Robyn, Katy Perry, Kylie, Britney, Madonna). The other new tracks on the album are:

· ‘Leave While I’m Not Looking’ – written by Diane Warren as a follow up to Paloma’s biggest selling single to date ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’.
· ‘Best Bad Habit’ – written by Diane Warren and produced by new UK talent Komi (Naughty Boy, Sam Smith).
· ‘Beauty Remains’ – co-written by Paloma, Bernard Butler and Fyfe Dangerfield.
· ‘Changing’ – Paloma’s own interpretation of her collaboration with Sigma, ‘Changing’.

A deluxe 2CD version will also be available, including a recording of Paloma’s headline night at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms on September 5th, where she performed with the Guy Barker Orchestra and the Urban Voices Collective choir.

The 2015 Arena Tour dates are:

12 March Brighton Centre
14 March Newcastle Metro Arena
15 March Bournemouth International Centre
17 March Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
19 March Birmingham NIA
20 March Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
21 March Leeds First Direct Arena
23 March Nottingham Capital FM Arena
24 March Liverpool Echo Arena
25 March London O2 Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th September at 9am.



harrycoldColdplay’s Chris Martin has written the anthem for the inaugural Invictus Games, which open in London 10th September. The piece has been adapted for choir and orchestra by John Metcalfe. The Games will bring together over 400 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women from 14 nations.

The anthem is based on William Ernest Henley’s nineteenth century poem, Invictus. It will be sung for the first time at the Games’ Opening Ceremony by three serving soldiers, who come from different branches of the British Armed Forces:

Gary Chilton – Warrant Officer Class One at HQ Corps of Army Music
Matthew Walker – Corporal Royal Air Force
John Sumner- Corporal Bugler Royal Marines

‘Invictus’ will then be released simultaneously on iTunes and all digital outlets in the UK, via Parlophone. The vocals were recorded on Friday, 5 September in Air Studios, London, with both Prince Harry and Chris Martin present for the recording session.

All proceeds from the sale of of the anthem will go to the Invictus Games.

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The Duke Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Attend BGC Partners Charity Day



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On September 11th, dozens of celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, TV, fashion and music will arrive at BGC’s offices in Canary Wharf, for its tenth annual Charity Day. BGC Partners, Inc. (“BGC Partners” or “BGC”) will be raising millions for charities in the UK and around the world by asking celebrities to conduct trades alongside licensed BGC brokers. 100% of the revenues generated on Charity Day are donated to worthwhile causes. To date, BGC together with its affiliate, Cantor Fitzgerald, has raised more than $100 million globally through its Charity Days.

BGC’s Charity Day commemorates the 658 Cantor and 64 Eurobrokers employees lost in the World Trade Center attacks. BGC is pleased to announce that this year Stephen Fry, Dynamo, Paddy McGuinness, Jonathan Ross, Damian Lewis, Jools Holland, Tamara Eccelstone, Boris Becker and Sir Chris Hoy are just some of the popular celebrities visiting BGC’s Canary Wharf office and helping raise money for dozens of worthwhile causes.

“2014 marks our tenth year of BGC Charity Day,” said Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners. “This year we’re looking forward to welcoming celebrity guests and charities and raising as much as possible for so many important causes. Thank you to our clients for their continued support.”

Charity Day will take place across a number of BGC’s offices including New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, São Paulo, and Sydney.

This year’s participating charities in the UK include: Anthony Nolan Trust, Autism Research Trust, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Breast Cancer Care, Caudwell Children, Centrepoint, CHICKS, Elephant Family, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Grief Encounter, Haven House Children’s Hospice, Hearing Dogs, I CAN, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Make-A-Wish, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Matt Hampson Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Nordoff Robbins, Place2Be, Reverse Rett, Sohana Research Fund, Sparks, Starlight, Stroke Association and WellChild.

For live updates on the day, follow @BGCCharityDay on Twitter and Instagram or join the conversation using #BGCCharityDay. More information can be found at:


“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.

Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.

My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”


Melissa Rivers


Joan Alexandra Rosenberg[1] (née Molinsky; 8 June 1933 – 4 September 2014), known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Rivers first came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show, a pioneering late-night program with interviews and comedy, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledges as her mentor. The show established her particular comic style, poking fun at celebrities, but also at herself, often joking about her extensive plastic surgery. When she launched a rival program, The Late Show, he never spoke to her again. She went on to host a successful daytime slot, The Joan Rivers Show, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Her satirical style of humor, however, by focusing on the personal lives of celebrities and public figures, was sometimes criticized. She was also the author of 12 best-selling memoir and humor books, as well as providing comic material for stage and television.

On September 4, 2014, Rivers died following serious complications—including cardiac arrest—that arose during throat surgery at a clinic in Yorkville on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Announcing The 2014 Ava Gardner Festival

2014 Ava Gardner Festival, Scheduled for October 3-5, to Celebrate Ava as a Fashion Icon


Megan Fox and Jennifer Lopez claim their admiration; Marcia Gay Harden and Kate Beckinsale played her on the big screen. Today, nearly 25 years after her death, designers, stars, and fans continue to emulate the sultry elegance of Ava Gardner’s fashion style. Ava went to Hollywood in 1941, a beauty from North Carolina with her college threads and saddle oxford shoes, but just a few years later she graced hundreds of magazine covers, played on-screen sirens, and was coined one of the world’s most beautiful women. She had the glamour and style that photographers begged to capture and fashion designers clamored to dress. She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute’s Greatest Female Stars.

“The Fontana Sisters of Rome, Walter Plunkett of Show Boat-fame, Irene Lentz, Edith Head and Christian Dior are just a few to design costumes and personal clothes for Ava,” stated museum director Deanna Brandenberger. This year’s Ava Gardner Festival, October 3-5, will open a new exhibit entitled Ava’s Closet which will showcase the personal fashion of Ava Gardner. Friday night’s Fashion Fling will officially open the new Ava’s Closet exhibit with two new cases: one for evening wear and the other for Ava’s casual clothing and accessories. A reception with Sinatra-style entertainment by The Carolina Crooner, hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will provide the “fling” for the evening. Ticket prices are $25.00 person and the event is the museum’s annual fundraiser to support the operation of the museum.

On Saturday, October 4, festival goers will enjoy the new exhibits, a Heritage Tour, and FREE movie screenings of The Killers and Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean showing at 10am and 2pm respectively. Another tribute to John Huston, The African Queen will run on Sunday at 3pm. The tribute to John Huston follows the choice of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh to show The Maltese Falcon on Friday, October 3 in their “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know” film noir series. The festival organizers decided to continue film screenings all weekend for Huston fans.

Heritage tours on Saturday, October 4th will be held throughout the day beginning at 9am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. The guided tour will take visitors to Ava’s birthplace, to the Brogden Teacherage where she grew up, and to her gravesite at Sunset Memorial Park. All-day admission to the Ava Gardner Museum is $8, and heritage tour tickets are $15. On Sunday, October 5,the museum will have extended hours from 1pm to 6pm.

Meet special guest, Justin LeBlanc, season 12 Project Runway finalist and local designer from Raleigh who will speak about 3D print design and fashion with visitors to the museum. Justin will be at the museum Saturday, October 4 from 9-11am.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the museum has partnered with the Clayton Piano Festival whose theme this year is classical music from the movies. The festival organizers are working with renowned artist and Clayton native, Jonathan Levin to pay tribute to Ava Gardner with a song from Show Boat and a selection of other musical influenced by Ava’s love of flamenco music. The festival will be held at The Clayton Center and begins at 7pm. Coffee and desserts will be served after the concert with a meet and greet with Azamat Sydakov, the featured pianist. Tickets are $20.00 per person plus fees/taxes and are available here.

To make the festival events easier to purchase, the museum is offering the Ava’s Closet Festival Package that includes Friday’s Fashion Fling, museum admission all weekend, one heritage tour pass, and one Clayton Piano Festival ticket for $75.00 per person. This offers a savings of 15% off the purchase of full ticket prices. To purchase your tickets, click here :

The Ava Gardner Museum is located in downtown Smithfield, North Carolina, at 325 E. Market Street and more information may be found on the museum website, or calling the museum at 919-934-5830. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm with admission of $8.00 adults, $7.00 seniors, military, teens and groups, and $6.00 children 6-12.





You Me At Six today announce the tour of 2015! You Me At Six along with co-headliners, the American pop punk giants All Time Low, will play 5 of the biggest UK venues in February 2015. The dates kick off in Cardiff on 9th February, and culminate with a huge homecoming show at London’s O2 Arena on 14th February. Tickets go on sale next Friday 29th at 9am from, or

Commenting on the most exciting tour of the year, frontman Josh Franceschi said: “We can’t wait to hit the road with All Time Low. It’s the tour we know our fans want, and we are so excited to be doing a full arena tour” and All Time Low’s frontman Alex Gaskarth added “We’ve never managed to hit up the UK with the hometown boys in You Me At Six, so this is going to be a really amazing experience. I think the fan-bases will come together and make the shows unforgettable.”

Full tour dates are:
9th February: Arena, Cardiff
10th February: LG Arena, Birmingham
12th February: Hydro, Glasgow
13th February: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester
14th February: O2 Arena, London

Also announced today, You Me At Six will release a very special edition of their album available on CD/DVD on the 20th October. The album will include 5 acoustic studio recordings with a string quartet, produced by Stephen Street, and a further 5 songs filmed live from Dean Street Studios. The special edition will also include an exclusive poster booklet, with a lucky few signed by the band.

You Me At Six recently premiered their new single, the huge rock anthem Room To Breathe. The video for the track can be viewed here. The video was shot across 48 shows around the world and was directed by Tom Welsh. The song is currently A-list at Radio 1 in the UK, Daytime radio at Triple M in Australia and top 5 at rock radio in North America making it the bands first truly Global hit single

Room To Breathe is the fourth single to be taken from Cavalier Youth, the band’s fourth album and most successful yet. Cavalier Youth stormed to the top of the UK charts upon release and debuted at #1. It has since been certified Silver, and is quickly approaching Gold.

Following their Reading and Leeds Festival appearances this weekend, the British five-piece are heading back Stateside in September for a headline tour that is almost sold out. The same month, they also have a run of dates in Australia and South East Asia. This year alone, they are set to play to a staggering 1/2 million people.

Cavalier Youth was recorded in LA and produced by Neil Avron (Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park). Avron encouraged them to broaden and stretch their musical horizons – and the band display next-level musicianship on the #1 record. Cavalier Youth shows off the band’s new confidence and excitement, and has lead them to arenas, to fulfilling their dream of playing high up the bill at Reading and Leeds, to having a smash hit single, and to breaking America.

You Me At Six are Josh Franceschi (Vocals), Max Helyer (Guitar), Chris Miller (Guitar), Matt Barnes (Bass) and Dan Flint (Drums).

For more information, please check out their website, Twitter :  Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.