Top 10 Tips On Booking Wedding Entertainment

August 29, 2014

Booking wedding entertainment can be fraught with difficulties when you're inundated with a million other thoughts like; what wedding invitations to send out, what dress to choose for the bridesmaids, what food you'll be serving, how many in-laws you'll have to invite and so on.

With so much to think about, it's no wonder why so many turn to suppliers like to us to assist in choosing the best possible entertainment for their wedding.

So to help out just that little bit more, we've compiled a list of the top 10 tips in hiring your wedding entertainment that will help you and your guests stay entertained even when the free bar runs out.

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Weekly Events Wrapup: 29th August

August 29, 2014

The weekly events wrapup brings together all the best news, stories and goings-on from the events industry and #eventprofs around the world and delivers it in a simple and easy to read layout.

This week, August 22nd, includes: TFL enlisting the help of a llama and co. to help launch a new overground map, a restaurant in Brooklyn that literally throws your grilled cheese at you, Nissan unveiling real-world designs of its concept cars for a Gran Turismo anniversary, 10 types of bosses you don't want to work with, and much more.

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The 5 Best TED Talks On: Science & Technology

August 28, 2014

Whether it be finding new and unique ways of interacting with our surroundings, combining our physical world with the metaphysical digital world, building complex algorithms to automate every process and task, or challenging the biggest problems we face today – the world of science and tech is at a mind blowing precipice wherin technological marvels that would have not even been thought plausible merely decades ago are now slowly becoming a reality and at a pace faster than ever.

Read on after the break to find out the top 5 TED talks on the world of science and technology.

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4 Street Carnival Inspired Entertainment Ideas For Your Next Event

August 26, 2014

With the Notting Hill Carnival being easily the biggest street party not just in the UK, but all over Europe, its urban feel coupled with a heavily rhythmic atmosphere retains a multi-cultural charm so alluring that hundreds of thousands of people flock to it each year – regardless of the weather.

A slice of the Caribbean in Chelsea, the carnival plays host to hundreds of dancers, acrobats and performers all garbed in clothes not too dissimilar to the biggest street party in the world – Rio's famous carnival – and so serves as the perfect inspiration for any event planner looking to emulate the rum-drenched, colour-laden and party-loving atmosphere.

Read on after the break for 4 carnival inspired entertainment ideas for your next event.

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Top 5 Videos Of The Week: YouTuesday 26th August

August 26, 2014

In a move no Parents' Association would have anticipated, the VMAs knack at manufacturing controversy fell short as the Emmys picked up the award for 'Most Unexpected Kiss'.

And in other news, here’s this week’s YouTuesday – the weekly roundup of the top 5 videos showing off the best talents and clips the internet has to offer – including a printer that can catch its own paper, Walt and Jesse's new business offering, some wise words from the shower and a dinosaur, that err, roams the streets of Compton.

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5 Ideas For Your Wedding Ceremony Music

August 22, 2014

Wedding ceremony music – from Pachelbel's Canon, The Bridal Chorus and even to that theme song from Up – has long been an area of intense deliberation when planning the ceremony.

Do you go traditional? Something a little bit more individual? Or perhaps you want to spring a surprise with something that's never been done before?

Either way, deciding on who you want to play the music is almost as important as the song choice itself and with so many different timbres on the table, here's a few alternatives to the ever-present and traditional wedding pianist.

Read on for 4 alternative ideas for your wedding ceremony music.

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Weekly Events Wrapup: 22nd August

August 22, 2014

The weekly events wrapup brings together all the best news, stories and goings-on from the events industry and #eventprofs around the world and delivers it in a simple and easy to read layout.

This week, August 22nd, includes: tensions being raised before MTV inevitably pulls off another stunt at the VMAs, the top 5 shows from the Edinburgh Fringe, McDonalds' attempts to become the new spotify and the hottest trend to hit the event industry since the abolishment of name tags – sleeping – and much more.

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The 5 Best Shows At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

August 21, 2014

Every year during the month of August, the population of Edinburgh almost doubles as comedy-loving pilgrims make the trip across Hadrian's Wall to reach the hallowed Mecca of stand-up comedy – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Up and comers, seasoned veterans and stop-starters wanting to get their second chance to shine all have the chance to leverage exposure from the swathes of comedy loving denizens and critics at their disposal but, with increased stakes, the risks of falling flat on their faces increases too.

Each time the festival rolls into town, we send one of our team to see who’s who on the comedy circuit and so this year, here’s the top 5 acts as decided by Sam – our resident specialist in booking speakers and presenters.

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In Pictures: The Balanas Sisters At The Tower Of London

August 20, 2014

With all its Norman charm, the White Tower situated within the Historic Royal Palaces' Tower of London lends itself perfectly to any corporate event or function that wants to instill a demure atmosphere and in order to reflect and complement the historic feel of the venue, The Balanas Sisters were on hand to deliver a performance rivalling that of the best classical musicians in the world today.

The Latvian born violin and cello duo entertained guests with their high-energy classical performance and, on their modest dais, were illuminated by the White Tower's stained glass window. Performing note-perfect renditions of classical pieces, guests were left awestruck at the sisters' electrifying talent.

Read on to see more pictures and details about the duo's performance at the historic London venue.

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The 4 Ingredients Of An Awesome Speech

August 19, 2014

Being a good public speaker these days isn't just having a great new idea and talking about it with everyone under the sun. It's not about exuding charisma in every syllable and sentence. It's not about being a genius in a field with hundreds of fascinating insights and facts to rifle off and it's not about getting the audience laughing at every moment.

A awesome speech requires effort, preparation and the right level of craftsmanship to not just keep the audience listening, but to also evoke inspiration and act as a springboard for further ideas and get people thinking. 

A well-seasoned speaker, much like a chef, knows they need to put time and effort into their craft to make their speeches awesome. So just what are the key ingredients that make sure a speech has the recipe for success?

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