Anyone who was around last Christmas for the launch of the much-lauded LCEF Naked Calendar 2011 and managed to pick one up, will no doubt have found themselves at numerous times over this last year slyly casting sneaky peaks up at the wall for a healthy, life-affirming dose of PURE, UNADULERATED, COURIER BUFFNESS. As we trundle into December and you wring your hands in woe as the last of London’s birthday-suited couriers looms into view, then fear not; there is hope for the future. We have yet more to offer you for 2012. Much, much more.
‘Herding cats’ is a much-used and spot-on phrase to describe the experience of trying to organise a flock of couriers to a single end and if you think 2011’s London Calendar was a coup to pull off then spare a thought for the LCEF’s very own, Marcus Cooke award winning, Papillon, who has spent much of this year drawing on her thick book of European contacts to come up a with a fundraising idea bigger, badder and more ambitious than anything else seen this Millenium. With a truly international cast and profits being split between the Warszawski Fundusz Kurierski, the LCEF and the ECMC 2012 Edinburgh, this year’s calendar (again beautifully designed by talented London exenger Niki D-K) will be on sale to the international courier massive in all its naked glory Europe-wide in time for Chrimbo.
This year’s London launch party, to be held in the exclusive basement space of the Betsey Trotwood pub on Farringdon Road, EC1, will be defiantly bucking the trend this time around by being held on Tuesday 20th December. Yup, that’s right, it’s a school night! But it’s Christmas week and central so with ales on tap, live music from Italian breakbeatist and sax blowing maestro DJ Sax, LCEF DJs, mince pies, mistletoe and carol singing, there’ll be something for everyone. So come on down for a xmas booze, pick yourself up a calendar or two and help us toast our way out of 2011 with style.. For those unable to attend or from outside of London, keep your eye out for coming news of where you can get hold of a copy online and we’ll post one out to you… inyt.