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Miriam turned on the style

- Miriam O'Callaghan was turning on the style this morning to launch a new fundraiser called Jewels for Cures.

It asks for donations of unwanted or broken jewellery, or pieces of art or furniture, for auction in order to raise money for cancer research.

The launch was taking place at 11am at the Design Centre, Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street.

- SOME of the best-known names in the fashion industry will step out to the much-anticipated launch of Oasis Christmas collection next month when the St Stephen's Green store hosts a special VIP event.

The event will also mark the launch of the new Xpose/Oasis fashion bus, where fashion make-overs, style advice and a variety of different pampering techniques will be available.

The style extravaganza will take place on October 7 from 9am until noon and is by invitation only.

- THE official launch of Taste for Freedom, a nationwide fundraising effort that will see the people of Ireland cooking up a storm to raise money for Amnesty International, was taking place this morning.

Among the line-up of big names who were on hand for the event was Michelin star chef Dylan McGrath, Eleanor McEvoy, Liam Cunningham and Colm O'Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland.

The photocall was held in the swish surrounds of Dylan's new restaurant, Rustic Stone, on Great George's Street.

- EXCITEMENT is building ahead of tomorrow night's Arthur's Day celebrations.

Northside hotspot the Wright Venue will play host to Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club while Krystle will play host to Knights of Leon and special guests.

Bucks, meanwhile, will welcome popular DJ Nickie Cartel to the Leeson Street hotspot for an Arthur's Day after-party.

- SOME of the biggest stars of the Irish film industry will be gathering at Dublin's Morrison Hotel tonight when the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland celebrates its 10th anniversary with a glitzy awards dinner.

Among the big names who will be there to mark the occasion is Alan Parker, director of The Commitments, and James Bond: The World Is Not Enough director Michael Apted.

A host of high-profile stars from the Irish film world are also expected to be at the glitzy event.