U2 fan describes the invitation only Peter and the Wolf reception at Christie’s in L.A (October 14, 2003): An Evening at Christie’s. “After a while, a lovely Irishwoman was introduced. It turns out she’s the President of the Irish Hospice Foundation. She gave a lovely speech telling the story of how Gavin got involved with…

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Gavin and Andrea Corr took part in the 2003 Cow Parade event, a sponsored public art exhibition for charity. They painted a ‘NO’ themed cow (‘anti drugs, anti violence, safe sex’) with help from the girls from The Sheriff Street After Hours School Education Project. The sponsors’ money will go towards the Sheriff Street Project.…

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Remember Muc the Flying Pig? Gavin Friday and Laurent Mallet’s 12-foot piggy bank has finally landed near Dublin airport after its busy Kosovo adventures and some quiet time in the shed. From The Irish Hospice website: “Visitors to Dublin Airport this year may be surprised by the sight of a 12-foot high, 8-foot wide flying…

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RTE 2FM DJ Dave Fanning rang Gavin during his show devoted to ‘celebrity auctions’ on Wednesday. We caught the tail end of the interview, just after Gavin announced the Peter and the Wolf box set has already made 2 million Euro for the Irish Hospice. Listen to the rest of the interview (Windows Media) to…

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Gavin’s 2001 Art:pack contribution, will be auctioned off on Wednesday April 10th. The original art works from Art:pack, the best-selling deck of cards designed by leading contemporary artists, including a joker by Bono, will be auctioned by Christie’s at the Royal Hibernian Academy on April 10th 2002. Art:pack has sold over 25,000 copies and has…

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From artpack.ie: Christies will be auctioning off the original art works for “Art:pack”, the pack of cards designed by Irish artists (including jokers by Gavin, Bono and an Ace of Clubs by Guggi) in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation. The event will take place at The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. Viewing will be…

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Gavin, Bono and Guggi have contributed to Art:pack, a deck of playing cards in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation with each card designed by a contemporary artist. Bono and Gavin designed the jokers. Other people involved in the project include Glen Dimplex winning artist Matthew Barney, Clea van der Grijn, Sean Hillen and Sibylle…

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Aileen Corkery, Visual Arts Consultant of Temple Bar, writes about Muc in dSide magazine: “Another unexpected wonder was the level of adoration that the public poured out to a steel pig with wings – the imagination of Gavin and Laurent in full gear.”

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It’s MUC day! In Ireland, you can lodge your moolah at AIB branches throughout the country.

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Get ready for MUC day on January 28! Full details at www.mucoink.com. Gavin will be appearing on the Gerry Ryan show and on INN (independent news network) next Thursday, 27th January. This will be syndicated to all regional stations in Ireland

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