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The MTV Fanwalk - Red Carpet

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson


In 2008 MTV stirred the passion of young music fans the world over – an enthusiasm that was harnessed and made manifest through an initiative dubbed ‘Fanwalk’. This initiative both tested and nurtured MTV music fans by putting them through their paces with a gruelling walk from London to Liverpool.  The carrot? A ticket for each selected Fanwalker to attend the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.  Sat Bal (10 Dec '11)


Liverpool was the host city in 2008 and MTV wanted a way of measuring fans’ enthusiasm for its big awards show. That metric became the Fanwalk and it has since evolved into a 360-degree engagement between MTV and its fans and, more significantly, between the fans themselves. 

Here’s how…

The Fanwalk proceeds

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To a place called Vertigo …


Vertigo 42 brings luxury back to the table with the launch of its ‘Champagnes of Autumn Cocktail Collection.’ Its champagne and cocktail combinations certainly raise the bar – to almost 600 ft. Sat Bal (26 Oct 11)

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The Halkin celebrates its 20th


In 1991 The Halkin opened its doors to the claim of London’s first boutique design hotel providing a stylish alternative to bland corporate chains. Twenty years on the hotel is inviting guests to share its ethos and anniversary celebrations with a range of events set to take place throughout September.Abigail Parkin (7 Sept ‘11)

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The Door restaurant

Square meal or Square Mile?


The plan seemed pretty simple. Late afternoon drinks at Soho House, then off to dinner at new restaurant The Door before bedding down at the Square Mile party. Usefully, The Door on the City’s Cornhill is near the party venue. So how, wonders Sat Bal, did it all go so wrong? (2 Sept '11)

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Tom's Kitchen launches at Somerset House

Tom Aikens (r) at the Terrace of the venue 

Tom's Kitchen at London's Somerset House is the sequel opening to the Chelsea restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens. Sat Bal sampled tradition with a twist at the official opening of the new Compass Group-backed venture following its soft launch this July. (15 Sep 10)

Claridge’s teams up with DvF

Diane von Furstenberg is no stranger to dynastic marriages and this June sees the fruits of her liaison with Claridge’s in Mayfair. Sat Bal (15 May 10)



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