Sunday 21 November 2010

Wakeup Campaign gets the Future 100 Award (future talent) 2010

Very happy to be nominated! :-) Many thanks to everyone's support.

Saturday 18 September 2010

Shwop shopping event in Battersea Art Centre photos

Thank you to:

People Tree
Izzy Lane
From Somewhere
Francis Du Pille
Nina Mansouri
Zahra Mansouri
Jenny Miss J' Vaghela
Sian Prime
Green Bible
Time Out
Platform 2
Christian Aid

Friends and family

Everyone that supported the event, it was an amazing weekend!

Monday 13 September 2010

Platform2 Photography exhibition at Croydon Clocktower Cafe 6th-1st November 2010

A group of photographers will be displaying their work, inspired by their time volunteering overseas, as part of the Change Your World photo exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower Cafe between 6th September-1st November 2010.

The photographs, all by amateur photographers, were taken during their time on the government funded volunteering programme Platform2 in countries including Ghana, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, India and Nepal.

The exhibition, which has been touring the country, aims to highlight issues such as climate change, aid and sustainability faced by millions of people in the developing world, and features the best images taken by volunteers since Platform2 launched in May 2008.

One of the exhibition’s curators Jack Martin, 21, who volunteered in Ghana, August 2008, said: ‘I hope the photos inspire other young people, showing them how our trips abroad changed our world, and to make them aware of the issues out there in the developing world.

‘We need the younger generation to experience what Platform2 volunteers have, so we can make a change.’

Platform 2 is an programme funded by UKaid from the Department of International Development (DFID), which gives less advantaged young people living in the UK the chance to learn about global development issues such as poverty and climate change while volunteering in developing countries.

For more information see

Viviane Williams, the curator of the exhibition

Saturday 7 August 2010

Wakeup Campaign presents swhop shopping in Battersea Arts Centre

Wakeup Campaign presents ‘Swhop shopping’. A social occasion happening for one weekend at the end of August held in Britain’s most influential theatre Battersea Arts Centre. People can bring in there old clothing and exchange them for others, all free!

In the Uk we throw away a staggering 1 million tonnes of clothes a year, 7.5 billion ends up in landfills so don’t throw it away, swhop it!

Wakeup Campaign has teamed up with brands such a People Tree, Izzy Lane, From Somewhere, Junky Styling and more to promote sustainability, recycling and ethical fashion.

The event will showcase clothing customisation- giving clothes a new lease of life in a creative way, clothes competition, cool products for sale, topped up with good music, drinks and nibbles.

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, Battersea

London, SW11 5TN

Date: 28th-29th August 5pm-11pm

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Wakeup Campaign in Brixton Village Market

Wake Up Campaign presents Are You You? debate on identity, fashion and consumption (free): Sat 31 12-3pm. DROP-IN (booking not required) Brixton village market

Thursday 8 July 2010

Friday 25 June 2010

Wakeup Campaign comes 3rd in the Big Leap Entrepreneurship Competition 2010

250 people applied for the Big Leap Entrepreneurship Competition this year, Wakeup campaign got through to the final 10 and received 3rd place.

Absolutely ecstatic. For those who follow us and support the social enterprise thank you so much, without your support we would not get the award so its been brilliant. 3 months its been established but its going from strength to strength so thank you all :-)

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Platform 2 pesents: POWER DRESSING has been canceled

Guys the Power dressing fashion show has been canceled...i know, bad times, but i've just been speaking to the organiser and fingers crossed something will be organised for the end off the year.

I just want to give a personal shout out, and say well done to everyone that helped and to my girl that thought of the idea to... put this together. A lot of obstacles and hard work has gone through to this, but not to despair, i have a feeling they will be back. :-)