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London iTunes festival worldwide

The iTunes Festival 2011 festival kicked off in London yesterday (July 1st). This is an incredible live music festival running for 31 nights and includes spectacular live performances by 62 artists, all at one venue, the Roundhouse in London. The line up includes some great artists including Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Adele Linkin Park, Paul Simon and many more.

Every ticket to the iTunes Festival is free – you simply need to go to www.itunesfestival.com and click on the ‘Apply for Tickets’ button. If you’re lucky enough to be in London or know someone there, who doesn’t know about this event, then try your luck for a ticket.

The thing I find really exciting though, is the fact that if you can’t join in the fun (like me), you can watch the shows lives with iTunes on your computer, or with the app you can download. It’s further proof of how far the internet and technology has developed and something I still sit in awe of, that no matter where you are in the world you don’t have to miss out on all the fun.

You can also watch past performances anytime. So even if you can’t be amongst the crowds enjoying the music live, you can be apart of the festival anywhere in the world and at least enjoy watching some of the amazing artists.

Yours in music festivities,

Fancy a free cupcake?

Janet eats a cupcake

Don’t forget! Brio Group’s 365 Ways We Care ultimate public tea party is tomorrow! We’ll be giving away 365 delicious cupcakes (courtesy of Cakestar) in the Botanic Gardens. You can find us at the Albert Street entrance, between 11:30am and 1:30pm. For every cupcake we give away, we’ll donate $1 to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Why are we doing this? It’s not only because we are nice guys! We are celebrating reaching our target of giving 365 gifts of sight this year, by supporting the Fred Hollows Foundation.

To add to the tea party fun, Nova’s Sandman will be bringing his team to play games and give away prizes.

Everyone is invited, so pop over if you have a sweet tooth or want to make a donation to the cancer council.

Read more in the Courier Mail!

Yours in cupcake happiness,


Green Earth Day to help plant the seeds for change

Green Earth Day (the brainchild of Leigh-Chantelle Koch) will delight Brisbane greenies this Saturday 12 March at a new venue: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Brisbane. This free, family orientated, community event aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, health and lifestyle, cruelty-free, recycling and sustainable issues into the public eye.

Green Earth Day could not be possible without the passionate volunteers of the Green Earth Group (founded by Leigh-Chantelle Koch). It’s a team of like-minded individuals who have come together to make a much needed platform to provide education and encouragement to the community. This helps to plant the seeds of change needed to ensure that we’re protecting the health and integrity of our environment for future generations.

This diverse festival is focused firmly on family and includes everything you need for a great day out such as stalls, food, speakers, live music and entertainment, video zone, as well as short film, art and fashion competitions and an action-packed kids’ zone. There’s yoga for kids with the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, face painting, bubble blowing, games, storytelling and kids gardening. What better way to make a change than by reaching out to the young generation to engrain their belief structure at an early age.

Despite the lack of sponsors & contributions due to the recent Brisbane floods, Leigh-Chantelle’s dream has not been quashed. “The time has come for everyone to step up and take responsibility for our actions. With the devastation that Queensland, Australia and other countries are experiencing, we are being called to action, to work together to create the changes that our universe is crying out for,” Leigh-Chantelle said.

The passion, commitment and dedication one person has, when combined with other likeminded people is, according to Leigh-Chantelle, what makes the magic really happen.

“My goal is to encourage people from all backgrounds to be involved in a positive way to help our environment,” she said.

“People see that Green Earth Group is coming from a sincere and positive place and want to get involved from the grassroots up in helping us enact the positive changes that are needed in our society. We have had an overwhelming response from people young and old who want to be involved.

“Every single person involved with Green Earth Day volunteers their time, energies and skills to our yearly environmental event.”

Come along this Saturday for a day of fun and learn how you can help to save our earth.

See www.greenearthday.net for more information and find them on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Yours for the Environment,
Amber van Sloten