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Win a Giant Anglepoise 1227 lamp


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

Win I'm The One (21st Century Mods) by Horst A. Friedrichs


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

Win tickets to see The Specials at the 100 Club


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

Win tickets to the Mini United festival


We don't usually post anything on a Sunday, but we have a competition running for just one week - to win five pairs of tickets to the Mini United festival.

It takes place at Silverstone from 22nd to 24th May 2009, with music from the likes of Paul Weller, Twisted Wheel and Calvin Harris, along with a long list of Mini-related fun. That includes the chance to drive your own Mini around Silverstone (or as a passenger in the Mini Challenge race), classic Mini racing, plenty of exhibitions, stunt shows, go-kart racing, driver training and if you like, a tour of the Mini factory at nearby Oxford. Loads of other Minis old and new too, which goes without saying and much more more. Visit for the full breakdown.

Tickets are £35 in advance, with plenty of space (for up to 10,000) to camp on site too. But if you want a pair of tickets free, we have five pairs to give away (along with some bits and pieces of Mini memorabilia, which might come in handy during the day). Follow the link below to enter - we'll draw the winners on Sunday 17th May, leaving plenty of time to get the tickets to you.

Enter the Mini United festival competition at Modculture

Win retro radios and limited edition vinyl boxsets with The Boat That Rocked


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To celebrate the release of Richard Curtis' new comedy The Boat That Rocked (in cinemas April 1st), we are offering five lucky people the chance to get their hands on a retro radio and 7-inch Collectors Box Set of the movie soundtrack!

Directed by Richard Curtis and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans and Gemma Arterton, The Boat That Rocked is a comedy set on the high seas in the 1960s, when pirate radio DJs play pop music illegally to a huge teen audience of around 25 million, much to the anguish of the authorities and the government.

If you want to find out more about the movie, check out the official website here. And if you want to enter the competition to win the radio and the limited edition soundtrack (including the likes of  The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie), it's hosted over on Modculture. Just follow the link below to get your name in the draw.

Enter The Boat That Rocked competition at Modculture


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