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Celebrities Support Young Londoners for Bite The Ballots #YouthVoteLondon

In Bite The Ballot on March 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Bite the Ballot supported by Spirit Of London Awards, UpRise and The Community Channel’s London360 launches ‘Youth Vote London’.  Bite The Ballot’s campaign is calling on young people to be a part of the biggest voting registration rally ever held in the UK, on 14th March, at the legendary Ministry of Sound from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  The aims of the day are to inspire young people to register, be an active part of the UK’s democracy and use the power of their vote to create the changes they need and want. Edutainment will include special guest-speakers, mayoral candidates, Ken Livingston, Brian Paddock, Jenny Jones, actors, musicians, comedians and DJs.

Youth Vote London’s supporters include Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Estelle, Twilight’s Judi Shekoni, Labrinth, Westlife’s Mark Feehily, Rizzle Kicks, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, Treasure Island’s Shaun Parkes, Eastenders’ Preeya Kalidas, Tanya Franks, Tinie Tempah and Wretch32.

Speaking out to encourage young people to support ‘Youth Vote London’, Tinie Tempah said, ”Lead the change and register to vote on 14th April. Be part of the solution; use your vote.  Young people are the future and have the power to make a change!”

Young Londoners sign up free here! 



Shaun Parkes talks ‘The River’ with Jet Magazine

In Shaun Parkes on March 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

Shaun Parkes feature interview with Jet Magazine

Read the full interview here: http://www.jetmag.com/Entertainment/Content.aspx?topic=Shaun_Parkes

Tonight Young People Debate with MP’s inside Houses of Parliament on ‘The Welfare State’

In Bite The Ballot on March 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Young people debate with MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament on our ‘Welfare State’

Is it right for a 13 year old to aspire to be on the dole?  Should young people choose employment or welfare? How can things be changed for our youth?  On Monday 19th March these questions and more will be asked directly by 150 young people to MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament.  Bite the Ballot will be hold this groundbreaking debate designed to give young people a platform to ask questions regarding issues important to them, and get direct answers from parliamentarians! Bite the Ballot’s parliamentary debates are one of a kind and always create a lively discussion among participants. The event will be attended by young people from in and around London as well as MPs and Peers from different parties. Frank Field MP (Lab) will be a guest-speaker on the debate and will be chaired by Alastair Stewart – ITV’s news anchor.

Monday’s debate will be discussing the current hot topic of ‘The Welfare State’, and give the attendees a chance to make suggestions on what and how they believe needs to change in front of the decision makers of this country.  The debate will feature state of the art technology allowing the attentive audience to actively interact throughout and give their views on a number of important issues. Bite the Ballot’s aim is to improve the future of democracy in UK by actively involving young people in debates and educating them about the importance of their participation.

Bite the Ballot continues to bridge the gap between everyday young people and politics in the hope that the 2015 General Election and the upcoming mayoral election will have the highest turnout of young voters ever. Bite the Ballot is a grass-roots movement aiming to play a key role in inspiring engagement of everyday young people. Those that thought politics is boring and does not relate to them, are progressively becoming a growing team of young campaigners engaging their fellow generation. They follow a simple approach of empowering young people in their community to organise and run events to re-brand British politics. The campaign engages growing numbers of young people in unconventional ways, ways in which young people relate to, enjoy and find fun – words you currently do not associate with Politics!

Website: http://www.bitetheballot.co.uk

Twitter: @bitetheballot

Mem Ferda’s feature interview with Rising Hollywood about starring role in Pusher

In Mem Ferda on March 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Mem Ferda talks to Rising Hollywood about his lead role as Hakkan in Nicholas Winding Refn’s Pusher.

Brits in LA’s 5th Annual Toscars – Event Publicity by London Flair PR

In Brits in LA, The Toscars on March 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

So, this week it was  LIFE, CAMERA, WHACTION as films competed in  the 5th annual Toscars at Supperclub.

Congratulations to all nominees and film participants, the standard was raised significantly and the event was quite remarkable. Bruce Vilanch said it best… “This event is way more fun than the actual Oscars.” and he was right.  Huge thanks to the talented and funny Jim Tavare who MC’d the evening for us, and big hugs to your Judges, Sandro Monetti told me that the thinks the event is gonna get bigger and bigger as each year goes by, Siobhan Fahey looked stunning, as did Drew Droege as Chloe on the red carpet. Skeet Ulrich wanted to vote for Saw Horse but said the acting was a little  too wooden LOL.  Bradley Walsh had some fun British banter with Jim on the stage before presenting the best whactress award to London Flair PR client Laura Waddell for ‘Midnight in Parody’ and Bruce gave the awards for best screenplay and best movie (‘Midnight in Parody’ and the ‘Con-Artist’, respectively).

The winner of the 2012 Toscar for Best Parody The Con-Artist.

A huge thank you to all that attended and bid on the silent auction. We raised $2,600 for the charity The Actors Fund, who do such great work for lost souls and struggling artists throughout the US. Congrats to all the winners and participants. And big thank you’s to all our volunteers and sponsors – Bernard Sidman Immigration AttorneyGeek EyewearBlue Ice VodkaSupper Club and Insert Music.

Thanks to James Ridley who helped us produce the event and did a smashing job, I’m sure you’ll agree. And Catherine Lyn Scott from London Flair PR who ran the red carpet superbly and got us lots of good press. See all the press at www.thetoscars.com

Time Television’s interviews for ‘The Toscars’

Emrhys Cooper’s Feature Article for the UK TV Choice Magazine

In Emrhys Cooper on March 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

Emrhys Cooper talks Desperate Housewives and much more with Elaine Penn from TV Choice Magazine.

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Shaun Parkes talks ‘The River’

In Shaun Parkes on March 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Shaun Parkes talks about his character AJ in Steve Speilberg’s new show ‘The River’