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December 2009 Blog Posts (10)

More To Rage Than Giving Cowell A Good Kicking

So, for the first time since Band Aid in 2004, we have a Christmas number 1 that hasn’t been produced from Simon Cowell’s reality TV conveyer belt. Rage Against the Machine sold over half a million downloads of their early nineties hit, if you can call getting to number 25 such a thing, ‘Killing in the Name’. This saw them take the top spot by 50,000 more sales than X-factor winner Joe.



Those in the media that know about such things are calling this one of the biggest shocks in chart… Continue

Added by simon webb on December 23, 2009 at 17:35 — No Comments

December Issue of London Magazine Available

Just a quick note to say that the issue of the London Magazine we’ve been talking about over the past few weeks, which features an article on Syd Barrett as an artist rather than musician, is now available.

Click here for the magazine’s site, where a link to buy the December/January issue is on the home page.

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 15, 2009 at 11:15 — No Comments

Final Push For The Big Give

We’ve had a great week with The Big Give, with the matched funding pot having past £7000.

Today is the final day so any support would be gratefully received, as we’ve been saying all week, the beauty of matched funding is even a small donation makes a real difference.

Click here for the Escape Artists page on The Big Give.

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 11, 2009 at 10:41 — No Comments

Diary of an Exercise Phobic

So here's me: self-proclaimed creative-type, administrator, fledgeling project manager for socially inclusive arts workshops and perpetual student. Oh, and exercise-phobic. I've typed this into Google to try and find a trendy sounding name, but so far as I can tell there isn't a catchy phrase to label people who are anxious about exercise. Not that I recommend online diagnosis, that way hypochondria (!) lies, but if you fancy a giggle I do recommend checking out… Continue

Added by Abi Knipe on December 10, 2009 at 16:41 — 4 Comments

Quick Update re The Big Give

So day 1 of The Big Give Christmas Challenge is done.



Just a bit of clarification if you want to donate, or sign up for the London to Cambridge walk. Each day this week the Big Give opens at 10 AM UK time. There is a limit to how much can be matched per day, and once that has been reached then those wishing to donate must wait for the following day. Therefore the nearer to 10 AM you can make a donation the better.…



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Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 7, 2009 at 22:22 — No Comments

Walk Entry Now Open

Entry for the walk has now opened.



We’re asking that those interested pay a £20 registration fee.



All this week if you sign up via

the Big Give, your donation stands the chance of being doubled. Since we’re not the only people taking part in the Big Give, and there’s a daily limit for what can be matched, money donated stands a better chance of being… Continue

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 7, 2009 at 11:32 — No Comments

The Big Give Now Open

The Big Give Christmas Challenge begun at 10 AM today, December 7.



Escape Artists, who manage the Syd Barrett Fund, are one of the charities taking part.



All this week, a donation made via

this link, could be doubled.



For more on the Big Give read

this… Continue

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 7, 2009 at 10:18 — 1 Comment

Lost Syd Footage to be Shown in London Next Month

You may well have read about this already, since messageboards have been discussing this find for a few weeks.



Syd Barrrett era Pink Floyd footage that had been thought lost has been found by the BBC and will air at a special event in London this January.



Planetrock.com says that the lost episodes of Top of the Pops, featuring Pink Floyd performing ‘See Emily Play’ in June 1967 will feature at… Continue

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 5, 2009 at 12:13 — No Comments

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2009

As you may well be aware, The Syd Barrett Fund is managed by Escape Artists, the company that put on The City Wakes in Cambridge last year.



Escape Artists is taking part in this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2009.



This is a fundraising initiative in the ‘buy one, get one free’ mould, as any donation could go twice as far.



Donate to Escape Artists between 7th - 11th December 2009 and your donation will be doubled through The Big Give's Matched Funding… Continue

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 4, 2009 at 16:53 — No Comments

Symon Vegro On BBC Radio Nottingham

Our patron Symon Vegro was today, Thursday December 3, interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham to promote his book ‘All That You Touch’.



Symon spent his university days in the city and spoke to John Holmes on the station’s afternoon show.



Being a local station to Nottingham there was much reminiscing about Symon’s time in the city, as well as his motivation for writing the book and, among the periods in his life mentioned was his time living in a South Yorkshire pit village… Continue

Added by Syd Barrett Fund on December 3, 2009 at 17:05 — No Comments

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