Monday, June 30, 2008

Lana's Night

Stunning Lana Kurashidze modeled with bscene a few years back . Lana started having bad headaches and fainting fits so she decided to go back to Latvia for a check-up where she was diagnosed with brain tumour.
The first operation was performed in March 2006 after which she was left paralysed, couldn’t talk properly and developed double meningitis. Despite these grim prospects she believed in her own recovery and went through three courses of rehabilitation after which she was able to move in a wheelchair. It took her a year and a half to learn to walk and talk again; she was nearly back to her old self and was going to return to Ireland But suddenly the old scares were back: headaches, vertigo, serious deterioration of eye-sight.

She was hospitalised again in November 2007 with a diagnosis of brain oedema. The doctors explained that the place where the tumour had been removed from started filling up with fluid and she needed another operation. Local surgeons implanted a tube into her brain to drain the fluids out. After this operation Lana lost hearing in one ear, became nearly blind and was back in her wheelchair. But she still had her spirit and was determined to get better.

The doctors were hopeful another course of rehabilitation would help do that but it only made her worse. The latest tests showed that tumour not only started growing again but it was growing into her brainstem. Latvian doctors are unable to help Lana any longer which means she is left to die for as long as it takes…

Her only option of survival and possible recovery is another operation which can be performed by the specialists of Central Russian Institute of Oncology in Moscow. Such an operation can cost up to 15 thousand Euro and Lana’s family cannot afford it.

To help Lana find the money to save her life The Academy (formerly Spirit) is holding a fundraising event on July 4th
Called “Lana’s night – Spirit Re-union”.
DJ Jane Kenny, DJ Karen, DJ John Power, Spirit’s original dance troupe and the performers have all kindly agreed to donate their time in support of the night. There’s also going to be drinks promotions on the night and a raffle with prises including Oxegen tickets. All the money from ticket sale will go towards Lana’s operation.

Event date Friday, 4 July
Doors open 10.30 pm
Over 18’s – ID required
Ticket price – €15
Tickets available on Ticketmaster and directly from the Academy

Lana’s bank account in Latvia:
“Parex Banka”
Swift code: PARXLV22
IBAN: 40003074590
Acc No: LV27PARX0005365380004
PERSONAL CODE: 310385-10527

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It may not feel like it but this is suppose to be summer.
So our Laura Toodgood braved the elements, took the risk of rain for this beach shoot

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Some pics from a recent HSE presscall

And in case you haven't seen the commerical

Bubble Hits Ireland

Bubble Hits Ireland officially launched last night at Dublin’s The Academy.

Brought to you by Lee Walsh & James Hyland this channel is a refreshing change to the various music channels on offer and what makes it even better is its Irish.

Upon arriving guests where treated to a visual display of street performers and eh bubbles. Presenters from the stationed hosted the evening with an impressive line up of various musical acts. Kicking of with the wonderful ‘Ruth Anne Cunningham’, the brilliant ‘Tom Baxter’, they eh… not so brilliant ‘Hope’ from last years X factor, ‘Shayne Ward’ and to round off the night the always popular crowd pleaser ‘Aslan’

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Tudors

Some of the bscene crew on a break from shooting season three of The Tudors

Thursday, June 19, 2008

TV watchers can not miss Bscenes Jason Quinn appearing in the new commerical for the HSE teaching young people healthy options at mealtimes.
If you some how haven't seen the commerical running across the various channels then you can view it here

Pictured above are bscene's Lisa (left ) and Dearbhla ( right)
while below the same picture appears in the Mail but the headline is misleading....
get it miss leading

Meanwhile Jill hopes she is onto a winner :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Best of luck girls

We would just like to wish our bscene girls the best of luck with the final of Miss Ireland pageant that takes place this Friday June 20th @ Dublin's Crown Plazza Hotel, Northwood, Dublin

Lisa Byrne - Miss Monaghan

Marianne O Neil - Miss Kilkenny.
Picture taken by Eoin Hennesey

Jill Macken - Miss Westmeath
Picture by Sonicboy

Dearbhla Hogan - Miss Dublin West
Picture by Lili Forberg

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Marianne gets TEMPTED

The current Miss Kilkenny 2008 for Miss Ireland Marriane O Neil on a recent shoot for boutique 'Tempted'

Friday, June 13, 2008


Last night kicked the ever popular Taste festival. This year ‘Taste’ also hits Cork but last night the bscene crew checked out the Dublin run that runs till Sunday in the very central Iveagh Gardens. Although it did get a bit chilly the wonder smells coming from the various exhibitors distracted you from the cool evening.

Check it out this weekend and also why not hit the fantastic AIB Street performance world championship taking place in Merrion Sq from today till Sunday

Wednesday evening the good people at Debenhams threw a wonderful meet the team night in the stunning Dylan hotel.
Champers, great food, fantastic goodie bag and a nice chat with designer John Rocha made for a great night. Still very much in the social mood we dragged Cornia Gaffey to Lillies to celebrate her new position as Fashion Editor with Kiss Magazine …. Well done Corina.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ok so we couldn't scan the whole bouble page as just to damn big but here are the full line up of girls for the Miss Ireland heat. Now not to be confused with the final of Miss Universe Ireland which takes place this Sunday live on TV3 @ 21.00 hrs.
Now if you look close you can see bscenes Jill, Dearbhla, Marriane & Lisa.
Best of luck girls :)

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