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Dame Judi Dench in the house! Lethal Bizzle teaches national treasure how to rap

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Arts PR,brand PR,Celebrity PR,Consumer PR,Music PR,Online PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

If someone were to ask you “Who would you most like to collaborate with Lethal Bizzle” I highly doubt that the thespian and national treasure Dame Judi Dench would be the first person to come to mind. However the two sat down for a rap session that we won’t be forgetting any time soon.

If you are scratching your head wondering why this marvellous yet unlikely duo were put together, we have the answers, you may be intrigued to know that their connection stems from the word “Dench” itself. To Judi, Dench is simply her surname and refers to the fact that her family probably originated from Denmark around the early medieval times. However Lethal B coined “dench” as a term back in 2010 to express how good or even brilliant something is, be it a flashy sports car or a beautiful woman. After Judi talked about how she loved how her surname is now emblazoning caps and t-shirts across the grime scene it was only a matter of time before the pair met. And now internet history has been made thanks to the genius’ over at LADbible.

In what might be the most epic video to grace our screens this year Lethal B puts Judi through her paces by teaching her the lyrics to a couple of his famous tracks with one modified especially just for her. After first seeming rather unsure Judi got into the swing of things all while rocking a “Stay Dench” cap rapping like the veteran professional she is “I’m Ju-to-the-di”. POW.

Stay dench Dame Judi, we all love you!

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Temporary Melting Soldier installation erected as symbol of remembrance for those who fought at Passchendaele

Posted on July 28th, 2017 in Arts PR,Consumer PR,History PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR.

The Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1 has been etched in the history books as a four month long atrocity filled with horror, pain and an unprecedented loss of human life. Around 2,100 British soldiers died each day, equating to 475,000 British and German soldiers in total, with 90,000 bodies never being identified and 42,000 bodies never even being recovered over the 105 days of the battle. Soldiers battled through awful conditions, with immense and devastating amounts of swamp-like mud which itself claimed many lives alongside the warfare that was going on, sunk full-size tanks and drowned cavalry.

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‘The Melting Soldier’ statue in Trafalgar Square is intended as a reminder to us all of this tragedy and the conditions that the young men had to endure in what was for many, their final days. . Organised by Visit Flanders tourist agency,it is a temporary figure constructed entirely of mud and sand  and the statue’s subjection to the natural elements means that it is slowly melting away before the public’s eyes.

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The statue’s artist Damien van der Velden said this is intended to reflect ‘the emotional or exhausting feeling that the solider has to have at that moment (of war).’ The installation provides a poignant reflection on the devastation of this battle and of war in general. The placement of ‘The Melting Soldier’ in such an iconic location means the message of the statue reaches far and wide and provides important food for thought, as well as a fitting tribute to those who died serving our country.

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Deliciously deceptive: These pollution popsicles are just as beautiful as they are toxic

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Arts PR,Consumer PR,Environmental PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

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Who doesn’t love an ice lolly? Well you might want to think twice before putting these pretty popsicles in your mouth as they hold a rather disgusting secret. These as no ordinary popsicles, these are pollution popsicles!

Made by students as a final project from the National Taiwan University of Arts these beautiful crystal clear lollies may look like incredible treats from an artisanal boutique but upon closer inspection play host to a whole horde of nasties; from crushed snails to plastic rubbish and even excrement. Not so yummy now, are they?

Each of the popsicles were formed from samples taken from Taiwan’s 100 polluted water sources and are intended as a damming reminder of the importance of having access to clean water.  Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui and Cheng Yu-ti; the students responsible for the project also designed deliciously deceptive packaging to house their creations which were then numbered to reflect the area in which the sample originated from.

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Although as anyone who has tested an ice lolly on a hot or even tepid day knows, they do not last long – so to preserve the statement that this artwork represents the three students also spent time painstakingly recreating each one in crystal clear resin to gross out viewers for the times to come.

One thing is for certain, I will never look at an ice lolly the same way again.

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Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary

Posted on September 6th, 2016 in Arts PR,Attraction PR,History PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day.

This weekend saw London mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, featuring burning a 120-metre-long model and 4 miles of collapsing dominoes.

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Over 500 volunteers meticulously placed 23,000 breeze blocks throughout London, starting from Monument and making its way through the Gherkin, St. Pauls and finally bursting into flames at Barbican. The excitement was contagious, as Londoners and tourists followed the dominoes through the cities gardens, markets and even churches.

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Continuing to mark the commemorative date, a sculpture of 17th century London was lit as crowds gathered on the Thames to watch the flames. The festivities continue at the Museum of London, where themed walks, tours and workshops will take place.