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Posts written during 'November 2011'

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2011 Fred Perry Urban Cup

The Fred Perry Table Tennis Urban Cup Finals take place this Saturday 3rd December, at London's Business Design Centre. Whilst Fred Perry is best known for his achievements on the tennis courts; his sporting career first began as world champion of the table tennis table. Premier League clubs from around the country have joined forces with local community clubs to encourage over 100,000 young people aged 11-12 to try their hand at the sport, with the hope of emulating the success of GB table tennis star and Fred Perry ambassador Darius Knight.

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In celebration of the upcoming finals, Darius took on QPR footballer Jamie Mackie at the club's Loftus Road stadium. Supporting Jamie were the four youngsters that will be representing the club in the finals on Saturday: Benammi Coker-Adams, Andy Darko, Cheryl Wamunyima and Balaat Coker-Adams. Olympic hopeful Darius will be on hand on Finals day to offer encouragement and advice, as well as watch out for future talent: "This is a really exciting time for table tennis in the UK and initiatives like the Urban Cup are ensuring that the next generation of stars are being uncovered. I'm looking forward to seeing my potential future GB team mates at the finals, and I wish them all the best".

The Fred Perry Urban Cup is hosted in collaboration with the Premier League and the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA)

The Urban Cup Finals will take place from 10:30-5pm on Saturday 3rd December at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

Anarchy Becomes Archaeology?

An academic at The University of York has caused a stir in the world of archaeology, by suggesting that graffiti created by the Sex Pistols in the late 70s should be preserved as a heritage site. Dr John Schofield from the Department of Archaeology has suggested that the graffiti should be regarded in the same way as we appreciate ancient cave murals; and that the discovery of the scribbles could be just as significant as the unearthing of early Beatles material, as it captures "a direct and powerful representation of a radical and dramatic movement of rebellion."

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The majority of the graffiti appears to come from John Lydon - better known as Johnny Rotten - and features the band as well as other recognisable figures such as their late manager Malcolm Mclaren. Researchers have flocked to the graffiti; discovered behind cabinets in an office building on Denmark St, to determine whether it should be preserved with a blue plaque, as is traditional for sites of national heritage. Whilst a conclusion is yet to be made, many agreed that, whilst the graffiti could be considered crude and offensive in parts, it should remain as a site of historical and cultural importance.


20 Years of Nitty Gritty

Swedish store Nitty Gritty are celebrating their 20th anniversary this season, with a selection of specially created garments to mark the occasion. Fred Perry has contributed the iconic M12 shirt, with Nitty Gritty's signature orange applied to our trademark twin tipping. When the shop originally opened in Stockholm in 1991; it was designed to be an alternative to the city's mainstream stores, catering for the local Mod and underground scenes.

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The name 'Nitty Gritty' comes from the 1963 Shirley Ellis song of the same name, after the 7" was randomly pulled from a pile of vinyl at a brainstorming session. Nitty Gritty have been loyal stockists of Fred Perry for the past 20 years, and we're delighted to help them celebrate two decades in the business.

The limited edition Fred Perry x Nitty Gritty M12 shirt will be available soon - find out more HERE