Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me Charity Paint Jam @ Rockwell House

Last week was a First Thursday event that we were all super stoked about.

A few months back, street art journalist and master chef Matt Strutt formed charity Give Crohn’s a Slap From Me. Aiding Crohn’s and Colitis UK, the charity brings together some of the artists from around the world to design a ‘slap’ in the form of a Priority Mail sticker which were sent back and collected to go in to an exhibition and eventually a book to be sold for the cause. Our event showcased a bunch of the UK based artists involved and saw them painting live on super-sized recreations of the stickers.

We were joined by Jim Vision, Si Mitchell, SPZero76, Captain Kris, Squirl, Neil Ennui, Ronzo, Bill Dirty30, Mr Penfold, Saki n Biaatches & Bob Motown. With each of their key signature styles, the team painted their Crohn’s inspired artwork on the boards on the Rockwell rooftop. Meanwhile we could sketch up their own pieces in scattered sketch books and munch on the best jerk wraps (provided by Mamas Jerk Station) whilst they rocked out to the sounds of Dusty Ohms and a very special performance from the mighty Reeps One. 

This was an incredible event, and one that couldn’t have happened without the inspiring efforts from Matt Strutt and his loyal team. Being a sufferer of the disease for over 22 years, Matt felt so strongly that more awareness needed to be raised. In the UK alone there are over 90,000 people suffering with Crohn’s disease, and within those the numbers of young people are rising fast. Only 20% are diagnosed and the illness is often overlooked. Matt continues to raise awareness of the charity and we are sure that this is the first of many events to come.

If you would like to donate or find out what you can do to support this great cause, then you can donate in two ways, either via text GCAS99 + £ amount to 70070 or online www.justgiving.com/matthew-strutt. If you would like to find out more take a look at the GCASFM Facebook page here This event was supported by Montana Black, Very Nearly Almost Magazine, Orchard Pig, Heineken, Moose & Yeti, Amateur Magazine & Chrome & Black.

13 Coins in the Making

Over the past few weeks we’ve been having a sly chinwag with some very exciting people.

Simon Bisley, Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson to be exact. They’ve launched a new comic called 13 Coins which tells the tale of superhero, John Pozner, a tormented ex-com on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended angel, and is the living key to the Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall. 

Jim Vision has been out and about on the streets of Camden building up some hype around the comic in preparation for the launch party which, we are proud to announce, we will be hosting at EOTL HQ Rockwell House.

Expect a night of live painting from graphic novel legends Simon Bisley, Simon Davis, Rufus Dayglo, Siku & our very own Jim Vision for a full visual feast. But that’s not all. We will have tasty food and drinks on hand to keep your energies high and to get you good and drunk!

See all the information for the event here, and keep those eyelids peeled back for some more 13Coins walls coming to a space near you!

 

Give Crohn’s a Slap From Me

This Thursday 4th September, First Thursday’s return to the Rockwell House rooftop. Only this time we’ve put a twist on it.

Rockwell House are proud to be hosting the give crohn’s a slap from me charity live paint jam.

The concept was created by street art journalist and chef Matt Strutt who has been suffering with the disease for over 22 years. Crohn’s disease affects over 90,000 people in the uk and the numbers of young people affected by the disease is on the rise. Out of those numbers, around only 20% are diagnosed and treated. With that in mind, Matt decided to raise awareness through the contacts he has built up in the street art scene and asked over 70 artists worldwide to design stickers (slaps) for the charity that will be placed in a book and sent for print.

The project is fundraising in aid of Crohn’s & Colitis uK. They set themselves the target of £10k built up from donations, stickers and T-shirts, an exhibition next Spring with an auction of the original pieces along with the book. So far they have raised £1400, feel free to donate to this great cause either via Text GCAS99 + £amount to 70070 or online at www.justgiving.com/matthew-strutt.

Thursday night brings together some of the uk artists to paint live on the night and create a collaborative ‘slap’

Joining us will be DR ZADOK, JIM VISION, CAPTAIN KRIS, SI MITCHELL, SPZERO76, SQUIRL, NEIL ENNUI, RONZO, SEPR, BOB MOTOWN & BILL DIRTY30.

Music will be provided by Dusty Ohms and very special guest Reeps One!

Tasty bbq and rum shack on hand to keep you fed and watered.

Entry free all night (food cash only – cards accepted at the bar)

See the event page here: http://on.fb.me/VPBcwA

The GCASFM event is supported by VNA Magazine, Montana Black, Chrome & Black, Heineken, Rockwell House, Amateur Mag & the good folks at Moose & Yeti. Thanks for backing it guys!

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