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Secret Fatboy Slim set benefits the British Tinnitus Association

Secret Fatboy Slim set benefits the British Tinnitus Association

Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook took to the decks in a secret set last night, helping to raise awareness of tinnitus and the work of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). Norman – and a host of other world famous DJs, including Danny Howard, DJ Hype, Jaguar Skills and Erb N Dub – were playing at the after party at Cargo, London to celebrate the launch of Jessica van der Weert’s FlipSide exhibition. BTA staff were on hand to offer information about tinnitus and hearing protection, and a collection was taken from party goers.

Renowned photographer Jessica van der Weert has spent the last two years shooting some of the world’s biggest and most influential dance music producers and DJs, following their passions away from music – and the resulting exhibition, called FlipSide, features 28 world famous superstar DJs and music makers, including Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Boy George, Judge Jules. Each picture presents the DJ showing off their interests which range from racing classic cars, Brighton and Hove Albion football club, Coronation Street to the film Platoon. The exhibition is at the Hoxton Gallery, London until 4 March. The exhibition is free to attend, but donations are being collected for the BTA. Donations of £5 can also be made by texting SIDE15 £5 to 70070.

Comments Norman, “I’m part of FlipSide because it’s an original project with some insanely good pictures from the amazing Jess. It’s for a very good cause, supporting the British Tinnitus Association.”

Explains Jessica van der Weert, “FlipSide isn’t just about me having a great time with all my favourite DJs. It has a serious aim too. Clubbers and DJs alike are more likely to be affected by tinnitus. Through a worldwide exhibition, FlipSide aims to raise awareness of tinnitus.”

Helen Goldsby-West, Head of Fundraising and Development for the British Tinnitus Association said, “We’re thrilled to be a part of such an innovative and fun project, that not only showcases some outstanding portrait photography but raises much needed awareness of tinnitus.”

The exhibition’s closing event on March 4 is dedicated to the BTA. For more information on attending the event, please contact the BTA on 0114 250 9933 or helen@tinnitus.org.uk

More information, including images of some of the FlipSide photographs can be found at www.facebook.com/JVDWStudio orhttps://twitter.com/JVDWStudio.

DJs and producers featured:

Orbital; DJ Fresh; Annie Mac; Fatboy Slim; Paul Oakenfold; Andy C; Goldie; Carl Cox; Zane Lowe; OM Unit; B. Traits; Example; Eddy Temple-Morris; Jaguar Skills; DJ Hype; Danny Howard; Shy FX; Boy George; Krafty Kuts; Erb N Dub; Judge Jules; Anne Savage; Adam F; Mary Anne Hobbs; Chase and Status

Who is Jessica van der Weert?

With a meticulous eye for detail and a ‘mini film’ approach to photography, Jessica van der Weert’s images are created on a huge scale. Colourful, quirky, bold and candid, her photographer’s eye hones in on the surreal and creates an image of mind-blowing proportions.

Whether shooting a global ad campaign, a highly stylized portrait or a candid snapshot, Jessica’s photographs take the viewer on an exploratory journey through the mediums of humour and powerful storytelling.

With a thorough approach to planning, research, styling and conceptualisation, Jessica has worked on numerous brands including Adidas, BMW/Mini, Ray Ban, Vodafone, Club 18-30, South West Trains and The Cancer Research Campaign.

Jessica’s work has been displayed in galleries, on billboards, in magazines and online throughout the UK.

 Want to know more about the BTA?

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is an independent charity which supports thousands of people who experience tinnitus and advises medical professionals from across the world.

Get in touch for more info…

Nic Wray, Communications Manager

nic@tinnitus.org.uk / 0114 250 9933 / 07816 827304

Twitter: @BritishTinnitus

Facebook: British Tinnitus Association

 

Jessica van der Weert

jessica@jessicavanderweert.com / 07887 907348

Twitter: @JVDWStudio

Facebook: Jessica van der Weert

 

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Nic covers the PR and media work for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) providing experts and interviewees and generally raising awareness of tinnitus and the BTA. Nic also answers calls to the BTA helpline. She’d like to say her hobbies include ironing and housework, but they are in fact knitting, reading (and Bookcrossing) and geocaching.

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