Thoughts from September 2011

the glass blob - revealed

Rich is back from the mountains, so after week’s of pondering and having fake telephone conversations, we can now reveal that the glass blob on his desk is actually

[Drum roll, dramatic pause, sharp intake of breath]

A sculpture by artist, Julian Wild.


Rich acquired said sculpture at a friend's charity auction and brought it to work as he liked it so much. So there you go.

Not Alex Mack. Not a cosmic slug. And not Richard's work soul. But a piece of art called Crystal.

Now that's all cleared up, tune in next week to play 'What's that thing under Tansy's desk?'.

win a pair of tickets to the peace one day concert

We're giving away 20 tickets to the Peace One Day Celebration concert at London's O2 arena on 21st September.

POD Celebration concert

For those that don't know, Peace One Day (POD) is a non-profit organisation founded by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. Jeremy thinks and acts big. The campaigning work of POD led to UN member states adopting an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September - Peace Day.

For Peace Day 2012, POD are calling for a Global Truce, what is hoped will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history and we're hugely proud to be founder sponsors of the Gobal Truce 2012 initiative. You can show your support by joining Global Truce 2012 online

Peaceful banana gun
The Peace One Day Celebration concert on Peace Day 21 September at the O2 arena will feature artists Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Eliza Doolittle, Youssou NDour, Affroreggae, English National Ballet and Flawless. Speakers will include Denise Lewis OBE, POD ambassador Jude Law and POD founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. The concert launches the 365-day countdown to the Global Truce.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning one of 10 pairs of tickets, just enter your name as a comment to this post. We're going to pick five winners on Friday this week, and another five winners next week.

Peace and luck to all.


- As of Thursday 8th, Razorlight have also been confirmed to play at the concert.

Freddie for a day


Here we have Janel and Caroline literally 'rocking' moustaches for a day. It's all in aid of our 'Freddie for a Day' lunch to help raise money for The Mercury Phoenix Trust which helps AIDS charities.

Lunch costs £3 and everyone going will receive:
a) 1 x complimentary Freddy moustache
b) 1 x pilgrimage to Freddie's grave (which happens to be over the road from Fruit Towers)
c) 1 x lunch fit for a Queen in the chill out!

More photos to follow...

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the musical highlight of our summer

We might have mentioned a few weeks ago that our very own innocent band were going to perform at the Empire. No, not the titular music store from Empire Records, but London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, which is just as impressive (if not more so, as it's not fictional). For those of you who were unable to make it down, we thought you might enjoy this little video of them kicking it out.

Brains for Breakfast

Brains for breakfast is an innocent enterprise that will bring a brilliant creative brain to Fruit Towers every month to teach us things.

Early in the morning, and over a bit of breakfast, our monthly speaker will share their knowledge, stories and advice with 35 hungry people who come along.

In our experience, listening to great people helps us do great stuff, that’s why Brains for Breakfast exists. To give us and 35 members of the public the chance to learn from creative people we admire. And to have bacon sandwiches at work.

We're very excited about our first ever Brains for Breakfast speaker.
Louis Theroux
is a documentary maker of note, and general all round interesting man. Louis is going to tell us why he does what he does, how he got started, and where he gets his ideas from. He may well even tell us what his favourite breakfast is.

When: Wednesday 14th September, 2011 - 8.30am - 10.00am (GMT)

Where: Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU

And here's a useful map in cast you get lost
(The entry gate is on Kensal Road. Just in case you thought you had to scale the fence.)

Tickets for the talk are £5 and you can get yours right here...