With temperatures dropping almost daily (at least, in the UK they are), we have the perfect competition – to win £225 to spend at the John Smedley online store.
Yes, in conjunction with our favourite knitwear maker (and one of Modculture's top five modern-day mod labels), we are giving away £225 to spend on anything in the Smedley store, from classic knits to shirts, trousers, underwear and accessories for men or women. How good is that?
The £225 is no random number, its to celebrate 225 years of the company, which is still making its celebrated knitwear where it all began – at Lea Mills, in Matlock, Derbyshire. The competition is only running for a couple of weeks, so get your entry in as soon as you can at the competition page over on our Modculture site. Good luck!
Enter the John Smedley competition at Modculture
As we reported earlier, not everything has survived, but the remaining episodes of the first series of The Avengers, along with the second series, have been reissued on an eight-disc DVD boxset, courtesy of Optimum – and we have one of these superb boxes to give away.
Just two and a half first series episodes survive, but thankfully all of series 2 is still around, all fully restored (for the first time) and of course with Patrick Macnee playing Steed, Honor Blackman doing the partner thing as Catherine/Cathy Gale. The entire eight-disc set has a running time of 1,520 minutes, augmented by extras including a 132-page book covering series one, a series one scrapbook, scripts, materials, stills, promotional brochures, audio commentaries and an Honor Blackman interview – most of that new for this release.
It's available from this week (5th October 2009) and priced around £79.99, but if you want one for nothing, we have a box to give away. Just follow the link to the competiton page on our Modculture site.
Enter The Avengers DVD boxset competition at Modculture
Just out on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Cadillac Records is the tale of the iconic Chess Records label – and we have five copies of the DVD to give away in our latest competition.
If you missed it at the cinema, Cadillac Records is Hollywood's take on the rise of the Chess label, created just after the Second World War in Chicago by Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) to promote young black performers, primarily from the South of the US. That means a host of blues and soul icons being taken off by modern-day actors and performers – including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker), Chuck Berry (Mos Def) and Etta James (Beyoncé Knowles). That title? Well, Chess had a habit of giving his performers a Cadillac to celebrate their first record.
Cadillac Records is available right now, with both the DVD and Blu-ray disc packed full of extras, deleted scenes and background documentaries. But if you want to save some cash, you can enter our competition to win one, hosted over on our Modculture site. Just follow the link to the entry page. Good luck!
Enter the Cadillac Records DVD competition at Modculture
Anglepoise just dropped us a line saying that it is giving away a Giant Anglepoise 1227 lamp in vermillion (aka orange). So we thought we'd mention it on the site so you can get your name in the draw if you fancy one.
We featured this way back in 2007, when it was produced for the 70th anniversary of the original 1227. It's three times as large as an original, complete with wheels for moving around and an attention to details that only comes from handmade design.
They retail for a whopping £1,660, but Anglepoise is offering one out to coincide with the launch of its new website in August. Basically, if you sign up to its mailing list, you get in the draw to win it, with the winner being picked ' out of a barrel' at the start of October. To get your name in the frame, see below.
Enter the Giant Anglepoise 1227 lamp competition
We have five copies of a new book that looks at the modern-day mod scene to give away – I'm The One (21st Century Mods) by Horst A. Friedrichs.
The book is published on 31st August 2009, the work of award-winning photographer Horst A. Friedrichs, who has spent more than a decade recording the modern-day British mod community, travelling all over the UK, attending allnighters, weekenders and scooter cruises to take his snaps, of which 70 colour and 70 black and white feature, complete with 'real-life descriptions' of what contemporary modernism means to each of the people captured. There are also some additional words from the likes of Pete Townshend and Paolo Hewitt.
It's available to pre-order right now from Amazon for around £15, but you can win one of five copies through us. Just enter the competition (which is appropriately hosted on our Modculture site) via the link below to get your name in the draw. Good luck!
Enter the I'm The One book competition at Modculture
We have tickets to give away for one of the hottest gigs of 2009 – The Specials live at London’s 100 Club.
The gig at the legendary club on Thursday 25th June is for just 300 people (the club’s capacity) and is for the benefit of the 100 Club, both the band’s fee and the cost of tickets (all being underwritten by Fred Perry at a value of £50 each) will be given directly to the 100 Club to support the club and to keep it independent.
If you want to secure yourself a pair of tickets (which are not going to go on open sale), enter the competition over at the Modculture website right now, following the link below. Good luck!
Enter The Specials 100 Club competition