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    19/05/2015 Spend an Afternoon with Peter Freestone in Montreux

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    Mercury Phoenix Trust Nepal Appeal Update: Message from Roger Taylor
    11/05/2015 Mercury Phoenix Trust Nepal Appeal Update: Message from Roger Taylor

    Nepal Urgently Needs Our Help

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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party - Update
    07/05/2015 Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party - Update

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    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party Update: Justin Shirley-Smith Added To Line Up
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    Spend an Afternoon with Peter Freestone in Montreux

    19/05/2015

    Join Phoebe for a very special event.

    On July 4 and October 3, spend an exclusive afternoon with Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone in Montreux - With a maximum of 30 people!

     Visit the Queen - The Studio Experience, see places Freddie liked and lived in, enjoy a 1-hour private cruise on the lake to see the Lake House and end the day with a personal chat with Phoebe!

    173€ per person.

    More information and tickets @ www.montreuxriviera.com/freddiemercury

    Mercury Phoenix Trust Nepal Appeal Update: Message from Roger Taylor

    11/05/2015

    Nepal Urgently Needs Our Help

    ***MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST NEPAL APPEAL UPDATE - MESSAGE FROM ROGER*** 


    Dear precious, valued supporters of The Mercury Phoenix Trust. 

    After a second major earthquake in Nepal our support for Prerana helping with young people at risk from HIV and STI in this tragically affected area becomes even more vital! Every bit helps, and we send our immense thanks and admiration to you for your kindness and humanity! At your service.......Roger T X 

    Please donate now @ www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/donate

     *** NEPAL URGENTLY NEEDS OUR HELP

    The Mercury Phoenix Trust urgently needs your support to help our friends at Prerana in Nepal, a local experienced NGO working on prevention for youths at risk of HIV & STI in the Kathmandu Valley. The Mercury Phoenix Trust has been supporting Prerana for over 10 years. Prerana’s awareness programmes have been disrupted and, along with many other local NGOs, they will be facing enormous challenges in the months to come.

    Disturbing reports from Nepal indicate that in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake while hundreds of thousands in poor rural communities are struggling to rebuild their lives, tens of thousands of young women are at risk of being abducted and forced into the sex trade. Taken to brothels, these girls are beaten, raped and infected with HIV. 

    Sajina from Prerana sent us this message:

    Thank you so much for your generosity and concern. Our entire team is very glad and thankful for all the efforts of MPT team. Through this regular communication you have supported us emotionally and morally to cope up all the difficulties. 

     It was a tragic moment where many of us became homeless and lossed our near and dear ones. But time moves on and so should we. This is a crucial stage where everyone should try their level best to help one another and boost up to stay strong and move forward. Quake survivors are having numerous problems physically and mentally. They are homeless, hungry , thirsty and at the same time they are disturbed mentally facing post traumatic disorder.

    It is heart wrenching to know that when whole nation is crying, human traffickers are busy in supplying sex trade. We are keenly interested about raising awareness to quake survivors regarding this issue. They are mentally disturbed, traumatized and are vulnerable to such cases. 

    Please help us to scale up the much needed awareness by donating to our Prerana Campaign @ www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/donate

    The Mercury Phoenix Trust has been supporting AIDS awareness charities in Nepal since 1996.

    www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

    Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party - Update

    07/05/2015

    What to do in Montreux...

    ***Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party - Update***

    - What to do in Montreux... - 

    Are you joining us in Montreux for Freddie Mercury's Official Birthday Party? If so, why not make a proper weekend of it and enjoy some of the following attractions...

    Montreux Jazz Café / Funky Claude’s Bar 

    The perfect place to enjoy the company of Montreux residents and visitors from all over the world, any time of the day. To the non-stop rhythms of the greatest ever Montreux Jazz Festival concerts on the big screens, the Montreux Jazz Café reflects the intoxicating environment of the Festival both in its dishes and its décor. More information @ www.montreuxjazzcafe.com/en/cafe/montreux

    Boat Trips

    The Lake of Geneva and its shores offer a thousand different facets, a thousand and one possibilities of escaping everyday life.  Board a CGN boat for a Gourmet cruise or a wonderful trip to Chillon Castle, Vevey, Le Bouveret, Lausanne or even to France. More information @ www.montreuxriviera.com/en/culture_leisure/Excursions2/Lake/CGN_EN

    Chillon Castle

    Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel located on the shores of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps. This monument with over 1000 years of history, has always inspired artists and writers, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, from Delacroix to Courbet. More information @ www.montreuxriviera.com/en/culture_leisure/must-sees/ChillonCastle

    Montreux Lakeside

    Along the shores of Lake Geneva for almost seven kilometres, the flower-adorned banks of Montreux, between exotic flowers and palm trees, offer a sumptuous view of the mountain panorama. In September the “Encounters & Inspiration" route will be opened with benches dedicated to famous guests of Montreux. More information@ www.montreuxriviera.com/en/culture_leisure/must-sees/Montreux_Lakeside

    Lavaux Vineyards 

    The Lavaux vineyards illustrate a thousand years of labour in order to produce a highly appreciated wine: Chasselas. Visitors can explore Lavaux on board one of the two little trains or on foot using the vineyard trails and stopping in a wine cellar somewhere for a well-earned break.  More information @ www.montreuxriviera.com/en/culture_leisure/must-sees/Lavauxunescoen

    Les Rochers-de-Naye 

    Above Montreux, the Rochers-de-Naye belvedere offers a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Marmot’s Paradise, the Alpine Garden and Mongolian yurts deserve a discovery on the summit. More Information @ www.montreuxriviera.com/en/culture_leisure/must-sees/Rochers-de-Naye

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

    Already confirmed to contribute to the evening are... Freddie's former personal assistant Peter Freestone as compere for the evening, Queen's Official Queen Archivist and Queen Studio Experience curator Greg Brooks, plus Queen Senior Studio Engineer and Co-producer Justin Shirley-Smith.

    LOOK OUT FOR MORE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS...

    www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com 

    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.

    LOOK OUT FOR MORE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS...

    www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

Queen Studio Experience In Support Of The MPT Now Open

Thanks to Cole Moreton, The Sunday Telegraph and Peter Hince

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