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    Swiss Education Group - FFAD Festival Montreux May 16th/17th 2015
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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Dress Code and Theme Announced
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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Greg Brooks Added To Line Up
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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Justin Shirley-Smith Added To Line Up

    25/03/2015

    Queen Senior Engineer / Co-Producer Justin Shirley-Smith added to party line up.

    Justin will be providing some additional Queen tracks for mixing on the Queen Studio Experience mixing desk as well as answering any questions!

    Justin started his career at Mountain Studios in 1984 as assistant to David Richards - and then progressed to recording engineer for many artists including Chris Rea, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Robert Plant, Roger Taylor and Tin Machine. This included working on the original Queen album sessions for ‘The Miracle’, ‘Innuendo’ and ‘Made In Heaven’ albums - plus solo sessions such as ‘Strange Frontier’, ‘Shove It’, ‘Mad Bad and Dangerous To Know’ and ‘Barcelona’. From 1991, Justin has been working in UK almost exclusively for Brian May and Queen as their senior engineer/co-producer on Brian’s solo work and numerous Queen projects.

    Freddie's PA Peter Freestone and Queen Archivist Greg Brooks have already been confirmed as special guests for the evening.

    For full details of Freddie's Official Birthday Party click here.

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    Swiss Education Group - FFAD Festival Montreux May 16th/17th 2015

    25/03/2015

    2nd FFAD Festival launched with winning poster

    The story behind the winning poster by Aileen Woulfe, Lecturer, Marketing, Hotel Institute Montreux

     I'm delighted to reveal the story behind the advertising campaign for the 2nd Freddie for a Day festival. At Hotel Institute Montreux, our students that choose to study marketing as a specialization do a “deep dive” into the world of advertising. However, it's one thing to learn about advertising from a book - and another thing entirely to do it for real! Thanks to Mr. Rondez, our CEO and the driving force behind SEG's involvement in Freddie for a Day, our students got to experience a taste of real life in the advertising world - the team work, the creative process, the euphoria that comes with hitting upon that “big idea”, along with the stress, deadlines and late nights that are part and parcel of this industry.

    This term their real life challenge was to design an integrated advertising campaign for the 2nd Freddie For A Day festival taking place in Montreux on May 16th and 17th. In multi cultural teams, with minimal “professional” input and tight deadlines, they were tasked to deliver. And deliver they did! I am very proud of all five teams who came up with the beautiful ideas. And I am extremely proud of Nina (Germany), Mercedes (Spain) and Andhika (Indonesia), Stefano (Peru) and Salvatore (Italy) who came up with the winning “Ready Freddie” concept. The team really impressed the judges with their passion - for Queen, for Freddie Mercury, the Mercury Phoenix Trust and for the assignment itself. They had a strong story behind the poster design and their slogan of Ready Freddie. And they delivered like true professionals. I hope their campaign inspires you to join us and enjoy this weekend together for a great cause. Are you Ready for Freddie?!


    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Dress Code and Theme Announced

    12/03/2015

    We are pleased to announce the party dress code...

    Keeping it fun, just like Freddie did at his 39th birthday party in Munich, we are going with the classic BLACK & WHITE theme.

    The next rule is simple, just dress in the spirit of Mr Mercury himself!

    For full details of Freddie's Official Birthday Party click here.

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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Greg Brooks Added To Line Up

    19/02/2015

    Queen's Archivist joins the fun for September's party.

    p> We are pleased to announce that Greg Brooks, Queen Archivist and curator of the Queen Studio Experience, will be joining the line-up on September 5th in Montreux

    Greg, who set up the Queen memorabilia exhibits in Montreux, will be present on the day to offer his expert knowledge to proceedings in and around the exhibition.

    For full details of the Freddie's Official Birthday Party click here

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Queen Studio Experience In Support Of The MPT Now Open

Thanks to Cole Moreton, The Sunday Telegraph and Peter Hince

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