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Unfortunately I’m writing this a few days after the event, but I’m still going to say ‘WOW’ what a night! I’m talking about the Orange RockCorps gig at Manchester Apollo last Thursday which featured Mr Hudson, Vampire Weekend, Tinie Tempah and mr Snoop Dogg himself!!
For those that haven’t heard of Orange RockCorps, it’s a partnership between RockCorps; a social production company, and Orange, who use the power of music to inspire young people to volunteer just 4 hours of their time in their local community. Projects in Manchester ranged from a youth centre in Ordsall to an adventure playground in Moss Side. And the reward for getting involved? Gig’s and events like last Thursday’s which are absolutely, totally and entirely free!! Basically, ‘Give and Get Given’.
The reason I’m talking about all of this is because Crown Paints donate the paint that’s used in all the UK projects. This is our first year being involved and allows us to work with a really fantastic, UK wide community project, whilst also being a much more environmentally friendly way of using any of our damaged or end of line paint. So simple yet so effective for all involved.
And honestly, I’m just a little bit inspired to pick up my paintbrush and spade and get involved myself…
Sally x

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Today, Crown are excited! People, get your iPhone’s at the ready and download Crown’s amazing new app; ‘Crown Colour Match’. This is the first app to help you  match your perfect colour to any Crown ready mixed paint, wherever and when ever see it…and it’s brill!  To explain; say you love the colour of a dress you’ve seen, or a cushion, or even a shoe! Take a picture, or access an existing shot from your photo album, and crop and zoom until you find the area of colour you want. Crown Colour Match will then recommend the nearest Crown paint, along with a complementary and a bolder colour choice. It will tell you what products the colours are available in, and the piece de resistance, search to find the nearest stockist complete with directions.
We’ve all been having a play with it in the office, and now know that studio’s fantasy football world cup trophy is ‘Silver Mine’, the hotseat chair is ‘Blue Mosel’ and my slightly worse for wear bonsai tree is ‘Hobby Horse’!
Have a go yourself, download it for free from the Apple store
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crown-colour-match/id377182669?mt=8# or keep an eye out for the link from the Crown website.

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