VINTAGE WEEKEND JAZZES IT UP FROM FRIDAY!

Hi-REs-Banner
  • Final preparations underway for the Derry Cathedral Quarter Vintage Weekend 2-4 May 2014

  • Tickets for the Tea Dance now on sale

  • Bedlam go bonkers on the special offers

(CAN FIX.DERRY. 28 APRIL 2014)

With only days to go until this year’s Vintage Weekend as part of the Derry Jazz Festival, it’s full steam ahead in Derry’s Cathedral Quarter as organisers set the final pieces in place for the three day event which takes place from Friday 2nd– Sunday 4th May.

The launch of the celebrations on Friday 2nd May will take place in the Sandwich Co Diamond branch with the location’s first Vintage Tea Dance geared to kick off from 5pm -11pm on that same date. Visitors should also expect action on the evening in the outlet’s Bunker Room, part of the same Sandwich Co establishment and for those unfamiliar with the recently opened Bunker Room, a real treat is in store. Designed and decorated by local artist Domnall Starkie, and once the site of the renowned Corinthian Ballroom, the space possesses a retro feel unlike any other in the town with special touches including the original sewing stools from the Bishop Street Shirt factory as well as walls covered with Starkie’s unique representations of local Derry heroes.

cathedral_vintage2

 

On the night in question, a real combination of talents and tastes. From the lip-smacking High Tea provided by Sandwich Co Diamond and the black & white movie projections to the live band brought to the party by Jammhouse’s John Ross, namely Ursula & Co.’s mobile jazz club playing timeless classics, the scene will be smoothly set taking Tea Dancers on an enchanting musical journey and back to the romantic era of musical theatre, stage and silver screen.

From 6pm, local record shop owner and DJ, Ben Allen, whose store, AbbaZappa, is housed across the street in Bedlam, will provide the tea dance tunes, helped along later in the night by the Stray Kitten, recently returned to the town and ready for some rockabilly action to end the night.

LO RES_VINTAGE WEEKEND_2014_FRONT

Tickets for this part of the Vintage Weekend include the High Tea from 5-7pm and are priced at £10, now available from both Bedlam Pump Street and The Sandwich Co Diamond. For those who plan to start their night a little bit later, there is also the option to pay £5 cover charge at the door with the added ability to BYO Bottle of Wine.

On to Saturday 3rd and expect actual bedlam inside Bedlam as store holders ply the public with a plethora of special offers and inviting incentives to get vintage/retro/antique lovers worked up throughout the day. Amongst the delights in store, chances to win a vintage clothes & accessories hamper from Handbags & Gladrags, a crafty cushion class from Pretty Betty’s Treasures, a jazz themed book stack from Little Acorns Bookstore, kitsch kitchenalia from The Recovery Room and an original Pat Cowley painting from the Cowley-Cooper Fine Art Gallery. Meanwhile, in Family Jewels, store holder Gary Mc Nicholls is offering free valuations throughout the day on antiques, jewellery, militaria and paperwork, whilst next door in Healing Arts, Rowena Corner will be giving Head & Back Massages at massively reduced rates and in Ma’s Crafts and The Snug Tearoom, a chance to roll the dice, get it half price. Foyle Photo Gallery will also operate a ‘buy one, get one free’ policy whilst in AbbaZappa, customers will have a chance to walk away with a limited edition vinyl clock and record player amongst the goods up for grabs. In that same part of the building, the record decks will be open for budding DJs to step up and play their finest vinyl with Ben Allen and special guest, Rumble Club’s Hot Rod Todd, filling in any musical gaps.

cathedral_vintage1

Moving onto Sunday and it’s all about the Vintage/Retro/Antiques Fair in the Cathedral Quarter, where some 40 stalls will set up Portobello Road style albeit with a Derry accent, into the Pump Street courtyard. Having been privy to a special surprise earlier that weekend from Hansel & Gretel and its team of volunteers, expect a street bursting with life and colour, not to mention decoration! The fair will start at 12 o clock and will continue till 5.30pm with bargain hunters expected to turn out in their hundreds and thousands from early morn. An absolute must for any discerning lover of vintage, retro, crafts and antique lifestyle.

And in the earlier part of Sunday, whilst all that is going on outside, inside the Sandwich Co Diamond from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, The Jammhouse presents Caolan McLaughlin with John Ross & guests. Caolan has already had an abundant career full of tours, gigs and studio albums. Keyboard player for the great Bronagh Gallagher Band and co-writer on tracks from her last album, Caolan also plays guitar and bodhránthroughout his one-man shows. He’ll throw it all in, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Friendly Classics, and more…

Vintage_Weekend_lores_back

In an extra exciting piece of news, one of the stars of the Derry Jazz Festival- Carmen Ghia, along with her Hot Rods, has confirmed a special appearance at the Vintage Fair on Sunday so market goers are advised to keep an eye out for the vintage bombshell as she swings through the fair.

Later that evening and in a fitting end to the weekend’s festivities, it’s all down to Sandino’s in Water Street where The Rumble Club take over the upstairs room with a spectacular performance guaranteed from same Carmen Ghia and the HotRods from 8pm. Assisting her in providing the soundtrack to the swingin’ evening, Rumble Club’s DJs Hot Rod Todd and Beatnik Dan will be joined by very special guest Jamboree Gerry Robinson. Tickets for this event are priced at £8, available now from Sandino’s.

RUMBLE club_JazzFest2014(6)(1)(1)(1)

All in all then, this is set to be one mighty fine weekend ahead, slotting in very smoothly with the Derry Jazz Festival in all its glory. Get your gladrags on; it’s time for the good, old times…

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Tea Dance Extravaganza on Friday 2nd May, contact:

Elayne McNicholl at Bedlam Pump Street, Tel: 07754859064

Or buy directly from The Sandwich Co Diamond

Tickets for the Tea Dance are priced at £10,including food and numbers are limited.

 

Graphic Design by Domnall Starkie

Useful links:

https://www.facebook.com/BedlamMarketDerry

http://www.thesandwichco.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LittleAcornsBookstore

https://www.facebook.com/PrettyBettyTreasures

https://www.facebook.com/abbazappashop

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gladrags-Handbags/175853795804093

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Recovery-Room/153111748120384

https://www.facebook.com/MasHandcraftsDerry

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Jewels/297377690280373

https://www.facebook.com/thestraykitten?ref=tn_tnmn

https://www.facebook.com/events/528706773912791/

https://www.facebook.com/CarmenGhiaandtheHotrods?ref=br_tf

 

 

 

For all press & media enquiries, contact:

Jillian Canney

CAN FIX PR

Email: fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com

Tel: 07856 043 447

Twitter: @fixibiza

FB: Can Fix Ibiza

Web: www.canfixibiza.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2014. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

VINTAGE WEEKEND WONDERS & TEA DANCE DELIGHTS

Hi-REs-Banner
  • Annual Vintage Weekend events confirmed between Friday 2nd May and Sunday 4th May

  • Bedlam Pump St & Sandwich Co Diamond unite for the Derry Jazz Festival festivities

  • Activities to include Tea Dance Extravaganza and Vintage & Antiques Fair

(CAN FIX. DERRY. 18 APRIL 2014)

With the acclaimed Derry Jazz Festival round the very next corner, and on the back of the success of last year’s Cathedral Quarter Vintage & Antiques Fair, organisers of the latter event have announced details of the Vintage Weekend to take place between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th May, 2014.

The three day event and all activities within is a collaboration between Derry’s only vintage/ retro/ antiques emporium, BEDLAM (Pump St.), and the city’s award winning eatery, THE SANDWICH CO, both of whom have decided that this year, they are taking things up a gear with a range of old style fun spread out over the weekend to tie in very nicely with the Derry Jazz Festival.

LO RES_VINTAGE WEEKEND_2014_FRONT

Starting from 5pm on Friday 2nd May, The Sandwich Co. Diamond is the location for the Tea Dance Extravaganza; an evening of music, dancing and, naturally, a High Tea included to get the energy levels up before hitting the dance floor in the venue’s recently opened Bunker Room. Tickets are now on sale for this event, priced at £10 and including High Tea plus all entertainment, are available from Bedlam and branches of the Sandwich Co. Swinging, literally, into action between 5pm- 11pm, expect a combo of live music as well as local DJs Ben Allen (AbbaZappa) and Derry’s prodigal daughter, the Stray Kitten amongst others.

On to the Saturday and it’s all about Bedlam, with a bombardment of spot prizes, discounts and offers all day long, taking place within the historical building that houses Bedlam and its numerous outlets. Getting in on the act, Gladrags and Handbags, Hansel & Gretel, Pretty Betty Treasures, AbbaZappa, Little Acorns Bookstore, the Recovery Room, Family Jewels, the Cooper-Cowley Gallery, Healing Arts, Ma’s Crafts and The Snug Tea Room, with all those responsible having come up with a plethora of shopping incentives to keep customers happy throughout the second day of the Vintage Weekend.

76019_529383570449325_743399298_n

As for the final day of the weekend’s festivities, and with last year’s Vintage & Antiques Fair still fresh in the mind of many, it’s time for Round 2, with some 40 vintage, antique and crafts dealers from the length and breadth of Ireland already confirmed to fill up the Cathedral Quarter from early morning to early evening. Visitors are invited to start their browsing at The Sandwich Co Diamond where live music together with a cuppa and the best sandwiches in town should help ease one seamlessly into the mooching market mood. From there, through the courtyard to Pump Street and as far as the Cathedral car park, all kinds of everything from the antiques world await for the public’s perusing pleasure.

 

Vintage_Weekend_lores_backElayne Mc Nicholl, in charge of Bedlam’s input into the event said, “Last year we launched the first Cathedral Quarter Fair, together with Sandwich Co Diamond, Inner City Trust and the Culture Company and we were delighted to host almost 5,000 visitors. This year, we’re taking it to the next level with a full weekend of activities, from Friday’s Tea Dance to Sunday’s Vintage Fair There’ll be something for all tastes and pockets, we invite the public to hunt and haggle for their perfect hidden treasure! We hope that this event will be one of the sustaining legacies of the City of Culture, showing Derry/Londonderry’s spirit of getting creative and working together”.

As if that isn’t enough, The Rumble Club have also got in on the act, with a rockin’ rollin’ evening to take place at Sandinos, Water St on Sunday 4th from 8pm sharp. Headlining the event, derry Jazz Festival favourite Carmen Ghia & the Hot Rods will be joined by guest DJ Jamboree Gerry Robinson as well as Rumble Club regulars, Hot Rodd Todd and Beatnik Dan. With sounds swinging from rhythm&blues to rockabilly and everything in between, this is set to be a perfect end to a perfect weekend.

RUMBLE club_JazzFest2014(6)(1)(1)(1)

All in all, it’s a veritable fest of all things vintage, retro, antique and with the musical soundtrack that will accompany the three-dayer, things are looking good for this year’s Vintage Weekend. Think Portobello Road but with a Derry accent- you’d be a kerrazy old fool to miss it!

 

 

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Tea Dance Extravaganza on Friday 2nd May, contact:

Elayne McNicholl at Bedlam Pump Street, Tel: 07754859064

Or buy directly from The Sandwich Co Diamond

Tickets for the Tea Dance are priced at £10,including food and numbers are limited.

 

Graphic Design by Domnall Starkie

Useful links:

https://www.facebook.com/BedlamMarketDerry

http://www.thesandwichco.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LittleAcornsBookstore

https://www.facebook.com/PrettyBettyTreasures

https://www.facebook.com/abbazappashop

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gladrags-Handbags/175853795804093

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Recovery-Room/153111748120384

https://www.facebook.com/MasHandcraftsDerry

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Jewels/297377690280373

https://www.facebook.com/thestraykitten?ref=tn_tnmn

 

 

For all press & media enquiries, contact:

Jillian Canney

CAN FIX PR

Email: fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com

Tel: 07856 043 447

Twitter: @fixibiza

FB: Can Fix Ibiza

Web: www.canfixibiza.com

 

 

 

April 18, 2014. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

THE STRAY KITTEN ROAMS BACK HOME

72802_176429359207207_878066311_n

Derry’s Prodigal Daughter returns to the Maiden City

Saturday 5th April sees the first of several DJ dates at Grand Central Bar

The Rumble Club also confirm Canney’s appearance on 12th April at The Glassworks

 

(CAN FIX/IBIZA/FRI 4 APR 2014)

You can take the girl out of Derry but you can never take the Derry out of the girl. So much so, in fact, that after 18 long years based on the island of Ibiza, Maiden City native, PR professional and part time eclectic DJ Jillian Canney, also known as the Stray Kitten, has returned to her roots for once and for all.

Not long off the plane and like a cat on a hot tin roof, quick-off-the-mark Canney has already confirmed a series of DJ dates in the town under that very same aka of The Stray Kitten.

After an introductory gig at The Grand Central Bar at Christmas 2013, owner of the popular Derry watering hole, Rachael Eastwood, with a healthy push from the city’s Local Jukebox, David Doherty, offered the Stray Kitten a series of dates to keep her occupied from now until mid-June.

Starting this Saturday night, 5th April then, Canney can be found upstairs and/or downstairs of the Grand Central with full dates confirmed as follows: 5th April, 19th April, 17th May, 31st May and 14th June.

1610081_226169804233162_919706046_n

Asked to comment on her busy schedule, Canney said, “I *canny* wait! It’s great to be home and it’s great to be back at The Central. FYI I do do requests- send them straight to my FisBuk page, https://www.facebook.com/thestraykitten so I can get myself organised for this Saturday”.

But that’s not all the wee moggie has in store for Spring. In yet another re-appearance, she has also confirmed her return to the rockin’ rollin’ Rumble Club next Saturday 12th April at The Glassworks where, alongside the event’s main mean machines, Hot Rod Todd and Beatnik Dan, she plans to get the crowd shakin’ all over. For more info and to purchase tickets for this event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/TheRumbleClub

And not one to let the upcoming Derry Jazz Festival pass her by, wheels have also been set in motion to persuade the wanderer to get involved with the Vintage Weekender currently being organised by Bedlam and The Sandwich Co. More details on all of that in the very near future. Exciting stuff!

For the meantime, though, it’s all about this Saturday 5th April where the Stray Kitten promises an eclectic mix of all things rootin’, tootin’, jumpin’ and jivin’…

1486569_10152368286061535_1901651242_n

She’ll be seeing you there from 10bells till the kitty steps back into the shadows…

 

More useful Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheGrandCentralBarDerry

http://canfixibiza.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bedlamderry?fref=ts

 

For all bookings and press enquiries, please contact:

Jillian Canney

CAN FIX IBIZA PR

E: fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7856 043 447

 

 

April 4, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

BACK IN ACTION AT THE BOUTIQUE!

 

BHS Logo_crop

 

The season starts at the Boutique Hostal Salinas, Saturday 5th April

Galicia comes to Ibiza with the BHS’ new restaurant concept

Once Upon a Time Sunday Market goes weekly

(CAN FIX/ Ibiza/Thurs 3rd April 2014)

With Spring upon us and Ibiza’s high season around the next corner, those formidable folk at the Boutique Hostal Salinas have announced the first details of their plans for the months ahead, kicking off with their 2014 opening, this Saturday 5th April.

Following close on the heels of the hotel’s recent appearance in the Sunday Times’ list of Top 50 Mediterranean Beach Hotels (with a highly admirable number 10 position!), and as per every year, the BHS team have slogged long and hard over the winter with renovations and preparations to make this summer one to remember, with the introduction of not only a full event agenda but also a brand new restaurant concept and menu.

Lets start with the Opening Do. This Saturday from 2pm and the doors swing wide open with some of Ibiza’s beloved resident DJs lining up to welcome the season in style with, amongst other shenanigans, a live radio broadcast from 4-8pm on Ibiza Sonica 95.2fm (not to mention a live streaming on www.ibiza-sonica.com). Manhandling the decks throughout the day, We Love’s Big L sets standards high alongside Andy Baxter, Christian Len, Mark Canovas, Andy Wilson, David Phillips and Bruno from Ibiza.

On the culinary side of things, expect an insight into the hotel’s new menu, bringing a taste of Galicia to Ibiza’s shores- a marisquería serving the freshest fish and seafood and of course, for the carnivores, a selection of the finest meats on the market. This Saturday then, and the hotel’s owners are excited to introduce the two man team in charge of all things edible- Anxo Ares and José Manuel Pinaque – flown in especially from Santiago de Compostela in the aforementioned region of Northern Spain. Expect tongues to be wagging in all directions.

972545_10203070917914719_1990249082_n

Straight off the back of that and starting as they mean to go on, midday on Sunday 6th April and the hotel’s team are going back to the future with the return of last season’s success story- the Once Upon a Time Market, already confirmed as a weekly event and with a profusion of artisans, local designers and vintage sellers coming together to seamlessly fuse art, fashion and musictaking over the hotel grounds till the sun sets over Salinas. With Daisy Heartbreaker on the fine tune selection and cocktails and snacks served throughout the day, the Once Upon a Time events became a regular fixture in every discerning fashionista’s diary last summer- this season, the Boutique Hostal Salinas are taking it to the next level with some 40 stallholders already confirmed. Mooching round a market- it’s what Sundays were made for.

Now, those familiar with the Boutique Hostal Salinas will also recognise the name of the team’s sister bar, Lo Cura, in Ibiza port, by now famed as an institution and currently undergoing something of a respite due to its own renovations. Lo Cura Lounge, however, a spin off of the favoured watering hole, already featured regularly on the We Love…Space programme last summer, becoming a key party point amongst Ibiza locals and tourists alike. The good news is that Lo Cura Lounge is back- not only at Space Ibiza but also as a regular feature on the hotel’s own events calendar, under the loving care of its creator, David Phillips.

Phillips, who in addition is one of three masterminds of the entire Boutique Hostal Salinas concept alongside partners Duesi Wolfmeir and Anita Dey, had this to say on all of the above: “With all the wild revelations that Spring in Ibiza is currently unveiling, we want to keep on rocking it in our own way- as a hotel, restaurant, lounge and party venue along with regular jaunts to our own room at Space”.

BHS_LIGHTSBYNIGHT

And talking of parties, it’s Aries season in Ibiza and God knows, there are a fair few of those starry-eyed types floating about, so much so that it’s become a bit of a thing with the island’s groovy groovesters. It’s fitting therefore that the same David Phillips and his ladybelle, Daisy Heartbreaker, both celebrate their birthdays this month, with shindigs confirmed at the hotel on 9th April (Daisy) and 16th April (Dave). Also in the pipeline for the coming season, those Sunshine People are set for a regular reappearance but more details on that and a host of other events coming up next time.

Just one more thing- and it’s rather a biggie! Boutique Hostal Salinas have confirmed the release, in May 2014, of their first, and long overdue, musical representation- a 3CD compilation, out on Seamless Recordings with CDs 1 + 2 mixed by BHS’ own David Phillips. CD 1 will focus on the Salinas Lounge sound typical of the hotel, described by Phillips as a collection of  ‘low slung, dubby disco meets movie themes and indie torch anthems’ whilst CD2 dances down a different road and celebrates 10 glorious years of the Lo Cura Bar, hugely reminiscent of a night out at Lo Cura Lounge at We Love…Space. Prepare for a veritable ‘Backroom Heaven leaning heavily towards a misspent youth dancing to Electro, Disco, New Wave, Punk, Techno and House music’. The Lo Cura brand is often associated with a certain strain of Ibiza hedonism- and this CD is certainly indicative of that.

Onto Cd3 and step up the PBR Streetgang, dear friends of the BHS trio and ones who have adopted the hotel as their spiritual home from home over the last years. Hotter than hot plates on the current scene right now, PBR promise an extra special mix to round off this, the first Boutique Hostal Salinas compilation.

BHS_LOGO_JEROM

For now though, it’s all about getting those final wheels in motion for the start of the 2014 season and the countdown is on. With only days to go, the Boutique Hostal Salinas team are putting the finishing touches to the preparations, ready for the influx of hotel guests and visitors that are set to grace the place from now to October.

You are most cordially invited to join them this coming weekend, the first of their summer season 2014.

 

For more details on the Opening, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/events/599314973496791/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

For more information on all things Boutique Hostal Salinas related including reservations and room rates as well as the full events calendar, go to:

http://www.hostalsalinas.com/

Tel: +34 971 30 88 99

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BHS_IBIZA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/boutiquehostalsalinasibiza

 

For all press enquiries, please contact:

Jillian Canney

CAN FIX IBIZA PR

E: fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7856 043 447

April 3, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.