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Weekly Events Wrapup: 19th December

December 19, 2014


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

The headlines from this week – 19 December – include: 2014: In moments, the best of Christmas brand activations, breaking carolling records and people singing together...on the tube?!

Read on after the break for the biggest news #eventprofs news this week.

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Christmas Countdown Day 19: A Very Christmassy Dog's Dinner

December 19, 2014


It's DAY 19 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And today, to celebrate it being Friday – you know what that means (6 days to go!) – here's what has got to be one of the funniest Christmas videos that I've ever had the pleasure of seeing: 13 dogs, 1 cat, all eating with human hands.

To find out if you're a dog or cat person, read on after the break.

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Christmas Countdown Day 18: Do Magic AND Cook Christmas Dinner

December 18, 2014


It's DAY 18 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And to add to the list of magic tricks and impressive skills we've broken down for your learning pleasure, we now come to perhaps the most climactic of them all: Weird Al Yankovic's Amazing Mystery Floating Orb

To find out what Weird Al Yankovic's Mystery Floating Orb is, and more importantly how to do it, read on after the break.

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In Pictures: Elle & The Pocket Belles And Aerial Hoop Artiste At Café De Paris

December 17, 2014


For a glamourous corporate anniversary at the West End's "A-list" hotspot, Café De Paris, we enlisted the help of sexy. soulful female quintet Elle & The Pocket Belles to provide the live music for the evening and to bring the party to new heights – an aerial hoop performer.

Having been well acquainted with Café De Paris from hosting our pioneering event industry talent competition Beat the Brief, we know exactly what kinds of entertainment work perfectly at the venue and, especially just as we're all getting into a pre-Christmas frenzy, how to bring an element of the unexpected, too.

Read on for more information and pictures regarding the event.

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Christmas Countdown Day 17: What's The Funniest Thing To Happen At A Disney Christmas Parade?

December 17, 2014


We're now into DAY 17 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And today, we ask the simple question that's plagued us all since our parents took us on a ferry across the channel over to Disneyland Paris: what's the funniest thing that could happen during the Christmas parade?

To find out just exactly what that could be, read on after the break

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In Pictures: Getting Into The Swing Of Things At Banking Hall

December 16, 2014


For a corporate event at one of the City of London’s newest venues, Banking Hall, we enlisted the help of veteran New Orleans-style swing quartet the Swing Ninjas to provide the soundtrack for a duo of swing dancers as they collectively wowed the on looking crowd of professionals.

Utilising the grand space of the main event hall, Banking Hall’s Gatsby-esque charms helped to create a perfect atmosphere for a band like the Swing Ninjas to turn the evening into one of the most memorable events of the year.

Read on after the break for more information and pictures of the event.

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Christmas Countdown Day 16: Ten Second Songs – All I Want For Christmas Is You

December 16, 2014


We're now into DAY 16 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

For today, of course everyone's heard the Mariah classic, but what about if 1994 hit All I Want For Christmas Is You were to be sung by Tom Jones, Bing Crosby or Ronnie James Dio...or Blink 182?

To see the new Christmas-themed 10 Second Songs, read on after the break.

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Christmas Countdown Day 15: 7 Christmas Magic Tricks You Can Do With Items Around The Dinner Table

December 15, 2014


We're now into DAY 15 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And to cover both the weekend and today, impress your friends and family with these magic tricks that you can perform around the dinner table with nothing but stuff you will be able to find around the house.

To learn how to pull off these 7 simple magic tricks with common household items, read on after the break.

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Christmas Countdown Day 12: You Won't Believe What You Can Turn Into An Instrument

December 12, 2014


We're now into DAY 12 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And today; have you ever wondered what random pieces of stuff just lying around your house would sound like if you made them into instruments? No? Well today is not your lucky day then.

To check out what stuff this clever musician has turned into an instrument, read on after the break.

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Christmas Countdown Day 11: Christopher Lee's Heavy Metal Christmas Carol

December 11, 2014


We're now into DAY 11 of our countdown to Christmas and to celebrate each morning being one less sleep away until the big day, we've got a surprise behind each door of our calendar chock full of entertainment.

And today, legendary actor – known to many for portraying the wizard Saruman in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy – Christopher Lee, at 92 years of age, has released a collection of his very own heavy metal Christmas carols. 

To check out the veteran's Christmas carols, just read on after the break.

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