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The CALM logo goes on holiday: Manchester to Istanbul

CALM supporter Steven Lindsay recently embarked on a tour of some of the most exciting cultural capitals of Europe and beyond; From Manchester to Istanbul via London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest, and he decided to take our little logo along for the ride.  After buying the Thirty One Songs album (a record produced by Manchester’s Factory Foundation and with all profits going to CALM featuring the likes of Elbow, Delphic, Mr Scruff & Noel Gallagher – buy your copy HERE), Steven posted photos of his splendid CALM badge at famous sites in each city on Twitter . Michael Palin, eat your heart out.  You can follow the badge’s progress and support Steven on Twitter @StevenJLindsay:

Starting it's journey in glamourous Manchester, home of roads and silver people carriers.


The CALM badge outside St. Pancras, the international train station. Not to be confused with St Pancreas, the patron saint of internal organs.

Sacre Coeur! The city of light (and badges), Paris.

Cité des Sciences, Paris. Europe’s biggest science museum. Get your geek on!

An amazing view of Munich, hometown of Oktoberfest. Prost!

Ohhhhh Vienna.

Ain't nothing blue about the River Danube

Budapest Heroes Square, commemorating some of Hungary’s key heroic figures

Last stop, Istanbul! Gateway to the East and home of some awesome kebab shops.

Massive thanks to Steven for promoting CALM and taking the badge out for a good time (and no doubt a couple of beers in Munich). There is rumour of the badge continuing on into Asia, so we await further postcards home.  Good luck and thanks, fella – we salute you!

If you or your mates fancy taking any of our merchandise (or our staff, for that matter) on holiday and spreading the CALM message, please drop us a line on and we can send you T-Shirts, magazines, badges, guitar picks etc to take photos of and send home to us.

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