Pitching in the Real ‘Den’

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Back in December, we hosted a very constructive event for young people to come and take part in the London Region’s Pitching Challenge. Students from different schools around the community came together to pitch their ideas to the ‘dragons’ on how to make a difference to social problems around the world, on the original Dragons Den set. This event really gave the students a chance to see what it would be like, pitching in the real world of work. They received constructive criticism, put themselves forward, and had fun. It was wonderful getting to see so many young talented minds, come together and bravely, and professionally put their ideas forward to the panel, and convince the ‘dragons’ to invest in their ideas, to eventually work towards making a difference in the world.

Please check out the link down below to get a better view of the awesome challenge that took place! We hope to get the opportunity to see you all again next year!

http://www.envision.org.uk/home/news-events/pitching-real-den

NLAH Christmas Event

Hey everyone! Sorry we’ve been away so long, but we hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and have settled back nicely into everyday life again! We know we have, and it’s great to be back!

Following up on our last post, before Christmas, we hosted a charity event in collaboration with the North London Action for the Homeless. We had such a great day and we would love to thank everyone who came out to support a wonderful cause! Our lovely pop up cafe did absolutely amazing, with more and more people coming in to enjoy fresh teas, coffees, cakes and savoury treats.  Oh.. and lets not forget the most important thing, mulled wine! The atmosphere was gorgeous and warming, especially as the day ran on and the candle light filled the room, giving off a very homey and welcoming feel. There was also a live performance from the talented Dee Plume to get everyone moving as they enjoyed their treats! Not only was the cafe a great success, we can’t forget to mention how well the pop up vintage sale went! With customers coming in buying beautiful items either for themselves as a cheeky holiday treat, or buying gifts for friends and loved ones as Christmas soon approached. Everyone walked away happy! After everyone had had their fill, and purchased some beautiful garments and treasures, we also had a Polaroid shoot going on around the corner. Customers were able to choose between various fashion forward and festive set designs to have their portrait taken in front of. It was a really touching experience to be able to capture a moment of a family before the holidays, or some best friends wanting to remember a fun event.

We were so thrilled to be part of such a remarkable event and meet so many charming new faces. Thank you so much to everyone who came out, we all really appreciated it, and you helped out with such a great cause! We hope to see you all again soon! x

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Pop Up Cafe, Vintage Shop and Polaroid Pictures!

Hey everyone, don’t forget to come down to Ruby’s this Saturday and visit our Christmas Grotto, find some lovely gifts, drink tea, have a coffee and of course, get your Polaroid taken! Proceeds will go to the North London Action for the Homeless so don’t miss out on a fun event for a great cause! We hope to see you all there!

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Pop Up Cafe and Vintage Sale at Ruby House!

Hey everyone! Get into the Christmas spirit and come down to Ruby House on Saturday December 3rd for  a pop up cafe and vintage sale in support of North London Action for the Homeless. There’s no better way to find some lovely vintage gifts for your loved ones (or some cheeky gifts for yourself), than to help out with a great cause in the process! Hope to see you all there. xxx

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Colour World 2016

Remember that Colour World event we hosted back in May? Well we’ve got some footage we think you’ll really enjoy. Maybe even help you get inspired again for a new style or hair colour before the holiday season! Click on the link and check it out down below!

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Shortlist Magazine – The Carnabys

If you’re a big fan of British indie rock, go checkout Shortlist Magazine’s latest issue featuring London based band, The Carnabys. The quintet is shown sporting Ben Shermans new Script Collection available exclusively at Debenhams, on the front and back covers of the magazine, shot at our MC Motors location. The band looks absolutely smashing and we were thrilled to host the shoot!cvwa3bewiaaefa7 cvwa4o8xeaat3xr

Boiler Room x Zalando

Is fashion and partying your kinda thing? Say no more. On Wednesday September 21st, we hosted an incredible Boiler Room event in collaboration with Zalando. VIP guests were invited into our MC Motors location to see the launch of the popular brand which originated in Berlin. The setup was stunning with technologically advanced dresses displayed in a polaroidesque style against the industrial brick. The glass fibres of one of the dresses made for such gorgeous and unique flash photography, that it projected magnificently again the harsh background. 150 of the lucky first arrivals were greeted with the opportunity to get a free pair of specially designed, Adidas trainers from artists right there and then.

Down in our Blue Factory, the Boiler Room club scene was taking place. Ruby’s Dalston supplied the bar while Dj’s such as Black Foot Phoenix, Kitty Cash and Bradley Zero kept the crowd pumping throughout the night. To finish everything off, Jamie Woon played a wonderful, upbeat and soulful set. A fantastic night with some incredible people and we were thrilled to be apart of it!

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Rag ‘N’ Bone Man

The other day at our Church Walk location, we were proud to host a BeBox event in collaboration with Got2b, featuring the incredibly talented Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. The bleusy singer/songwriter from Brighton was interviewed and gave an amazing live performance. The industrial setting of the location really added to the emotional and raspy style of the music, giving it a more raw vibe. Please checkout his interview and performance here:

 

Darc Night Awards 2016

On September 15, we were happy to host the 2016 Darc Night Awards at our MC Motors location. It was a prestigious architecture awards ceremony that contained an array of extravagant light installations from collaborations with manufacturing partners and designers. The ceremony was quite unique, presented in the style of an art gallery opening, with the option for street food and drinks, giving off a very warm and welcoming appeal. It was a great opportunity to see our location transformed to fit such stunning installations for some very talented artists! Checkout some footage from the event below, and don’t forget to go over to the Darc Night page to find out who won each category! http://darcawards.com/architectural/darc-night/

Jazz Night at Ruby’s Bar!

Ruby’s Bar and Lounge is the perfect location to come and relax for a few drinks with friends after a days work. Last night, they hosted an amazing Jazz night! The live band filled the room with a refreshing and entertaining performance, with a delightful atmosphere radiating throughout!

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