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Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Friends of Mark: December Discount Offers

PORTOBELLO ROAD GIN COMPANY

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If like Mark, you fancy making your very own gin, visit The Portobello Road Gin Distillery in Mark’s old neighbourhood of Notting Hill, London, where the highly acclaimed Ginstitute experience awaits. Learn about the chequered history of gin, how its made, and ultimately make your very own recipe to take home, all with cocktails in hand. Enjoy an exclusive 10% off The Ginstitute experience when you buy in conjunction with Mark’s Local Heroes gin, using the code: MKGIN10 

(Code valid until 31st December 2020)

THE GINSTITUTE INFO AND VOUCHERShttps://www.the-distillery.london/pages/the-ginstitute

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You can also receive 20% off all tonics, including Pedrino, when you purchase a bottle of Local Heroes No. 3 using the code: MKTONIC20

(Code valid until 14th December 2020) 

*Please note: only one code can be used per transaction.

D’ADDARIO

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D’Addario are the leading manufacturers of high quality musical instrument strings and accessories, and have been Mark’s go-to choice for guitar strings for over 30 years.

‘I always use D’Addario strings on everything, acoustic and electric. In 30 years I’ve never had a bad string on a guitar.’ – MK

They have set up a code for Mark’s fans for 25% off everything on site, plus free shipping on orders over $50/£50 – just enter the code KNOPFLER25 at checkout.

(Code valid until 18th December 2020 in the US and UK only)

SHEET MUSIC DIRECT

Sheet Music Direct

An extensive range of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits sheet music is available to help you learn to play your favourite songs at home via Sheet Music Direct, where you can instantly download to print, or view on your computer, tablet or phone.

Enter the code MARK20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order.

(Code valid until 18th December 2020. Not valid in Germany/Austria.)

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Streets of London Prize Darw

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Mark has donated a signed 2011 Fender Signature Stratocaster in aid of the Streets of London #ComeOnHome fundraiser. 

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society, and the last year has been a particularly tough time for them. Centres across London are doing all they can to keep providing support despite being hard-hit by a loss of funding. By entering this special prize draw you will help raise vital funds to support homeless people.

Tickets are £5 per entry and can be purchased until Friday 25th June, worldwide. 

For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/win-mark-knopfler-stratocaster

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Online Charity Raffles: Update

Zoe’s Place raffles – the winners

BIA half speed vinyl album signed by Mark and Guy raised
£477 for Zoe’s Place. Congratulations to winner Isabella L
from Italy.

John Illsley Gold Disc Award raised £1685 for Zoe’s Place.
Congratulations to winner Alex R from London, UK.

Special thanks to Mark, Guy and John.

100% of proceeds go to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice,
Middlesbrough, UK.

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The Princess Bride in Concert

Mark’s original score for the beloved film, ’The Princess Bride’, has been newly orchestrated and will have its world premiere on 31st July at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Performed live-to-picture by the renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic, and conducted by David Newman, this is set to be a magical evening under the stars. Tickets and information here:  

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Encores vinyl update

Dire Straits’ live EP ‘Encores’ for Record Store Day 2021 will now be released on Black Friday. Originally released in 1993, this limited edition reissue has been newly remastered and pressed on beautiful pink vinyl. This release also comes with an exclusive embossed lithograph – well worth waiting for. Save the date and get a copy from your local independent retailer on November 26thhttps://RecordStoreDay.lnk.to/StoresEM

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Bogus Instagram Accounts

A friendly reminder to all Mark Knopfler fans that the only official and legitimate Mark Knopfler social media accounts bear the blue verification tick:

Twitter.com/MarkKnopfler

Facebook.com/MarkKnopfler

Instagram.com/MarkKnopfler

Fake and imitation profiles are an unfortunate inevitability online, but you should always remain vigilant. If you receive a direct message from anyone purporting to be Mark, and at any point asking you for money, we recommend that you do not reply to them. Block and report the account through the relevant social media platform’s reporting process.

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