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DUBLIN'S top party people will be beating a path to Lillie's Bordello tonight for a charity fashion show. The lively event will see some 20 models taking to the catwalk to strut their stuff for a worthy cause.



Dublin footballer Eamon Fennell took time out from his busy schedule to help launch the event earlier this week, alongside Niamh Fitzsimons and Karen Forde.

Blogger Suzanne Jackson will be acting as the MC at this evening's 7.30pm event, which will showcase clothes from a variety of outlets including Clerys.

Providing the sounds will be DJ Sean Bee alongside Dublin band The Lost Parade. Entry is €10 at the door and money raised will go towards Suicide or Survive (SOS), a charity which aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Now here's a treat for cricket and rugby fans who fancy checking out a one-off sporting event while raising funds for a good cause. Rugby heroes, including Leo Cullen and Isa Nacewa, lined out this week for a photocall to promote the July 27 event, dubbed the Battle of the Big Hitters. Members of the Heineken Cup-winning team will be going up against Ireland's cricket team during a fun-filled day of activities at Pembroke Cricket Club in Sandymount from 1.30pm. As well as the unique cricket game, there will be tag rugby, bouncy castles, live entertainment and Kwik cricket. Tickets priced €15 for adults and €5 for children with proceeds going to Spinal Injuries Ireland.

Welsh singer/songwriter Marina and The Diamonds will be taking to the stage at the Olympia Theatre in a few months time as she continues her ascent up the charts.

She has taken her critically-acclaimed live shows all over the world and will be seen live in action in Dublin on October 17 as she continues supporting Coldplay in their tour of Europe and America.

She's currently going down a storm among Irish music fans, given that her second album Electra Heart reached number one in our charts.

Her next single Power And Control will be available to buy from July 20 and tickets for her gig are on sale now.

Attention all aspiring film stars. Film company MovieExtras.ie is holding an open casting this weekend as they offer wannabes the chance to join their books. They have put out a call for interested applicants to head to Dublin's Westbury hotel today and tomorrow as they trawl for fresh talent to add to their agency. Now celebrating its 10 year anniversary, it has been involved in providing extras for some of the biggest film productions to come to Ireland in recent years.