Doesn’t the name alone make you want to be part of it? Rebel Bingo is a brilliant, underground concept combining bingo (duh) with music, excentric clothes and secret locations. The way it started out in London makes a great story and is worth checking out. Just as their pictures on Flickr, where you can see what kind of crowd it attracts and how big it already is. This is what the organisers have to say about Rebel Bingo on their website:
Rebel Bingo is dangerous and addictive. The authorities are after us. They want to shut us down. But we won’t let them. Our numbers are growing. We’re spreading across the country. You won’t see us but we’re everywhere. You won’t hear us but we’re right behind you. We’re everywhere and nowhere, but wherever we are we’re playing dirty, hardcore muthafuckin Rebel Bingo on the down low. We know it’s wrong. But it feels so right. And they can’t stop us.
Rebel Bingo does come with a few rules: no old people, no boring people, no wankers, no office parties, no hen parties, no stag parties, no work suits, no customer service. Dress code: weird, flash or dangerous. Makes sense doesn’t it? :-) I can only hope it will come across the pond and will start in Amsterdam soon as well! I would be so in :-)
And that’s definitely not the case for the daily facts they put up on Learn Something Every Day. UK design agency Young is behind this website filled with funny comics with random facts. You can order the prints and t-shirts here. Cool is that you can submit your own fact at firstname.lastname@example.org and they might just use it!
Since I had a very intelligent tweet about ketchup today, this one made me smile:
Now that everything is taken care of and it is certain that I’m going to go, I can say that I’m going to work in London this summer! Last semester I did an internship at an international communication consultancy in Amsterdam, which worked out really well. In my last week I decided to approach the Dutch CEO to see if I could do another (short) internship at one of their offices abroad. A few weeks ago I got the news that I was accepted at their London office!
Since then, I had to take care of a few things. First, I found an apartment to stay, which is from a Dutch photoghrapher living in both Amsterdam and London. From there, it will be around half an hour to get to SoHo, where I’ll be working. Last week, I heard that I’m placed at the marketing communication division, which I’m really happy with. The contract is on the way, and yesterday I booked my ticket. I can’t wait, since it will be a great opportunity to learn more about pr/marketing and especially when working at such a great and big office. And I’m so excited about the city, I’ve never even been to London before and now I will be living there for a little while. I’m so happy!