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Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January we were pleased to donate The House Next Door for the filming of the promotional video made by the charity Speak Up, Speak Out. Featuring the likes of poet Benjamin Zephaniah, singer Beverly Knight and choristers The London Gay Men’s Chorus the viral explores the theme of communication and power of speech.

“Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. On HMD we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.” hmd.org.uk

Support their cause and sign their pledge to acknowledge the past by challenging the language of hatred around us.

http://youtu.be/K2YEvb4wRTo

ghd “Before Midnight”

Here’s a great picture shot by Tim Bret-Day for the ghd “Before Midnight” campaign. Set at Ruby House to themes of glamour, decadence and the fairytale sprinkled with a selection of exuberant hairstyles Tim’s shot encapsulates the Cinderella brief perfectly. Following that is a short promo of the shoot prepared by the boys at Love Hate Productions.

GHD ‘BEFORE MIDNIGHT’ from LoveHate Productions Ltd on Vimeo.

Rihanna “You Da One”

Following on from Britney last month here’s the promo for Rihanna’s latest single “You Da One” recorded exclusively in MC Motors and our picturesque yard outside. Set to a Clockwork Orange theme the tune is part of the “Talk that Talk” album and was recorded while Rihanna was in town performing her “Loud” tour at the O₂.

Look out for the glamorous Hackney council bins making an appearance at 3.18!

There’s also some extra behind the scenes footage…

And the artwork….

And the bin….

Britney Spears “Criminal” Video

MC Motors recently played host to part of the video to the new Britney Spears video “Criminal” directed by Chris Marrs Pilliero. Set to a Bonnie and Clyde style storyline featuring sex, blood and violence and a gun wielding Britney fleeing Stoke Newington Town Hall the video seems a long way from her more “innocent” early days.

The production was filmed at a number of UK locations including a country house in Surrey, a newsagents in Ealing, Stoke Newington Town Hall and our warehouse and the alleyway outside. Britney’s bedroom in the scene is set against our cream safety deposit boxes and a temporary shower was erected in the main room. The police are seen running on our bridge connecting to Ruby House and the cars pull up on the alleyway outside on Millers Avenue. Luckily none of the warehouse was damaged in any of the gun battles.

Be warned that the video has been give an 18+ rating!

DIESEL PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NATIVES DIESEL ISLAND’ LAUNCH @ MC MOTORS

Earlier on in the year we hosted a product launch for denim giants Diesel at MC Motors. The event featured a live catwalk show with models sporting the brand’s autumn/winter collections. The event was a huge success and with the day’s proceedings drawing to a close guests then headed through into the basement of Ruby House to cap off the day’s event. Check out these great images of the set up designed and produced by the team at Spice Lumb.

Luv Luv Luv Records Launch Party @ MC Motors

We recently played host to the official launch party of recently established independant label Luv Luv Luv Records at our MC Motors location featuring the live return of multi-platinum selling artist Florence & The Machine.

Set on an unusually sweltering September evening, the event featured perforances from a selection of the label’s newest signees including, the blues-tinged Jamie N Commons, London based art-rockers Theme Park, the boldly named Spector, and of course what was to be the main attraction of the evening, appearing in front of packed house, a fantastic full-band performance from Florence Welch and her well-oiled musical machine. Sporting a new hair-do, the South-London songstress showcased material from her up and coming album ‘Ceremonials’ along with belting out soon-to-be classics from her back catalogue, closing the event in spectacular fashion.

Barbara and Mark’s MC Motors Wedding

Here’s some fantastic images of the recent wedding of Barbara and Mark at MC Motors. After getting married at St. Mary Moorfields Church in Bishopsgate the happy couple arrived down our alleyway via pink taxi. There was a vintage 1950s feel to proceedings with Barbara in her beautiful Candy Anthony prom style dress and the bridesmaids standing out from the crowd in sassy yellow polka dotted numbers.

With the chemistry of the Irish-Aussie crowd bubbling nicely the scene was set for a good ol’ knees up with music provided courtesy of rockabilly outfit The Hightown Crows and MC Motors regulars The Wedding Smashers. The newly-weds then had their profile shots taken next door in Ruby House while the underground bar played host to those late night owls still standing at the end.

We’d like to thank both Barbara and Mark for allowing us to use their fantastic images and we’re delighted to have met you both and that the day went so well. Also many thanks to Nick Tucker, the photographer, for producing such images and again for allowing us to share them. Check out his site for more pictures and if anyone’s looking for a wedding photographer he definitely gets our recommendation!

The wedding (and a very complimentary feature – thanks!) was also featured on cult wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride which also provides plenty more images to delve through!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Empire Magazine recently released a ultimate movie celebration special to coincide with the release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. Tastefully shot by Sarah Dunn at both MC Motors and The House Next Door the series includes all the major players of the iconic films including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Timothy Spall.



(This one wasn’t taken at any of our locations but we couldn’t do a Harry Potter series without including Rupert Gint!)

Popstar to Operastar TV Advert

Here’s the new commercial for popular entertainment series “Popstar to Operastar” recently recorded at MC Motors. Featuring Katherine Jenkins, Rollando Villlazon and an airborne Myleene Klass the ad was skilfully curated by the ITV creative team.

Fortunately nobody was injured during its recording!