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A Brief Guide to After Dinner Speakers
An increasingly popular trend is to invite the speaker to give their speech before dinner is served.
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A Guide To Events Security
There are a diverse range of events requiring different types of event security, ranging from corporate events such as conferences, exhibitions, seminars, productions, AGMs and company parties to private functions, parties and weddings.
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A Guide To Opera Singers And Special Events
Opera can be the most exhilarating of entertainments and can literally transform an event into something truly memorable.
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All The Fun Of The Fair
Funfairs have been a major part of the leisure industry for hundreds of years
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An Introduction To Bhangra.
As Bhangra continues to move into the mainstream, cultural understanding of its history and tradition enables people to appreciate it more.
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Asian Bridal Beauty
Above all else, we recommend that you base your selection on testimonials of previous clients and on photographs of the stylist’s work, preferably before
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Asian Wedding Theming
Asian food and entertainment are favourites with British brides and grooms-to-be from all ethnic backgrounds.
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Background Music For Corporate Events
Contacting an entertainment agency that specialises in music for corporate and private events will give you endless choices of approved and vetted acts.
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Balloon Decoration For Events
Balloons are infectious; they make you smile, feel happy and they are fun!
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Barmitzvah Celebrations
In recent generation Barmitzvah celebrations are becoming more developed and sophisticated; with many families choosing to have a ‘full-blown’ catered affair complete with music and live entertainment
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Big Bands
A skilled big band can also provide extra-good backing for cabaret at all types
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Booking a Band - What Should You Know?
For all ‘party’ bands, you need to ensure with the venue that there is a good, safe power supply available.
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Booking A Celebrity Or After Dinner Speaker For An Event
Speakers fees can vary considerably from £800 up to £30,000 + VAT depending on the person you are interested in. Some speakers have set fees and some will vary depending on what they are required to do.
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Booking a Funeral Singer
Choosing music for a funeral is an opportunity to celebrate a life in a way that touches everyone's heart. A funeral singer or soloist can provide the extra dimension of beautiful singing, for any type of funeral service or memorial service.
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Booking Dhol Players For Asian Weddings & Events
Always check the dhol player's credentials and, where possible, ask to see feedback from previous clients and/or videos of the dhol player's past performances. Better still, ask to see the Dhol players in action.
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Bowl Food - A Full Meal, Served Canapé-Style.
An added bonus of bowl food is that you can fit more people into your room or marquee and make savings on table, chair and linen hire.
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Burlesque
Burlesque has seen a resurgence in the UK in the last few years
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Burlesque Inspired Fitness Classes
Fitness classes like hula hooping, burlesque-kicks, poi, pole dancing, can-can and even burlesque itself are being offered to women who want to get or stay fit, whilst having fun and doing something interesting and challenging.
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Catering Equipment Hire For Events
Organising catering equipment hire is simple and very cost effective, it also helps the hirer keep complete control of their budget, take away any stress or hassle and help prevent the un-expected!
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Celebrity Lookalikes For Events
With so many people interested in the way that celebrities look, it is easy to see why so many lookalikes are popping up all over the world
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Children's Craft Workshops
The workshops come with all materials provided and are an ideal form of children's activity entertainment at events
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Children's Party Entertainment
Hire a professional entertainer, as the one thing that the children at your party will remember is if the magician or party DJ was good or bad.
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Children’s Online Wish Lists
A Depressing Symptom of this Mercenary Age? Or a Great Idea?
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Children’s Party Planners
The quality of the entertainer is absolutely without question the most important part of your event
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Children’s Themed Parties
Avoid thinking that because it’s a themed children’s party that it needs to be elaborate, clever or complicated in some way.
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Choosing A Magician
There are many magicians and, if you’ve done your homework, you know that the one you choose should represent The Magic Circle at the very least.
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Choosing A Wedding Photographer
You can always buy a new outfit or piece of jewellery after the wedding, but you will never be able to buy your wedding photographs again – so choose a photographer carefully.
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Choosing A Wedding Venue
Essential points to consider when selecting a wedding venue
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Christmas Lights Switch-On Launch Event Entertainment
Entertainment-wise there are no boundaries with regard to to the types of entertainers that can be provided for Christmas light switch-on launches
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Christmas Party Bookings
Professional Christmas party planners specialise in suiting all your requirements with regard to the budget that is made available to them.
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Christmas Party Organisers
It is advisable to book a organised Christmas party at the beginning of the calendar year, preferably in January, to avoid disappointment.
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Circus Performers For Events
Circus Performers covers two distinct mediums, Tented Circus and Street Theatre, both of which are very popular within the UK events industry.
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Close-Up Magicians
Close-up magic has many names including strolling magic and table magic
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DJs
Recommendation is generally always the best way to choose whom your DJ should be
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Don’t Forget The Staff!
As important as any element at the party is getting the right staff – they really can make or break the event.
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Eco-Weddings
The growing popularity of green weddings is also helped by the fact that they are often very low cost.
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Entertainers
One of the easiest methods of finding a reputable entertainer for an event
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Entertainers for Store Openings and Retail Events
Employing entertainers for store openings and events increases your footfall, creates better awareness of you through your customer’s word of mouth and increases your profits!
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Entertainment Agents
Advantages of using an agent to book entertainment
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Essential Questions To Ask When Planning A Wedding
Wedding planning can be one of the most time consuming, confusing and potentially stressful things you will do. Here are some questions answered for you to help ease the stress!
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Event Caterers
Choosing the right caterer for any kind or event is an important part of event management.
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Film Props
There is great potential for imaginative companies
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Finding The Right Illusionist For An Event
How to find a really reputable illusionist for your next event
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Firework Displays For Events
It is essential when booking a professional fireworks display company for an event in the UK to ensure that they are accredited by an industry association.
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Fun Casinos For Events And Parties
Whether you are organising your company Christmas party or for a 40th birthday party, if you are looking for an entertainment to add to your event and keep your guests involved, a fun casino is extremely hard to beat!
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Guide To Organising A Successful Christmas Party
If you’re a first time party organiser, the first tip is Don’t Panic!.
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Harpists
This unusual instrument is popular with both the general public and event organisers alike
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Hiring a Caricaturist For An Event
A good caricaturist will be able to mix easily with young and old alike
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How To Organise The Perfect Hen Night
Make sure you have an idea of how much people are prepared to spend and once you set a price per person, make sure you stick to it so that everyone can plan how much they need to put aside for it.
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How To Organise The Perfect Stag Night
You’re more likely to get people to go to a stag party if they know how much it’s going to cost both in advance and on the night. No-one likes surprises, especially when it comes to spending money!
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Illusionists For Events
Many events are ideally suited to using an illusionist,
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Inflatables For Events
Bouncy castles are the product generally associated in the public’s mind with play inflatables on account of their huge popularity at children’s parties.
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Lasers For Outdoor Events
You will need to find a reputable laser supplier who has recommendations in as wide a range of events as possible
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Live Entertainment For Your Wedding – The Swing Band
Perhaps for the contemporary Bride and Groom a Swing Band exemplifies the heady, studio-spun glamour of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
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Living Statues at Weddings
Increasingly a number of professional living statue companies are setting up to offer high quality performances for weddings.
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Lookalikes For Events
Lookalikes are usually present at an event for up to 3 hours as this generally deemed to be more than adequate time for their particular type of entertainment to capture the guests’ attention
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Magic Acts
You really need to know the most appropriate magician for your event
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Magicians
If you choose wisely your magical friend can be much more than simply another entertainer; they can be a wonderful ice-breaker and can really help get people buzzing.
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Magicians For Events
Think twice before you pick the magician for your next function
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Magicians For Weddings
The wedding magician can take care of entertaining your guests, keeping them amazed and providing talking points for guests to get to know each other.
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Mind Readers
This unique style of entertainment is in high demand as event planners seek to find something unusual and refreshing to please their clients and guests.
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Mini Golf, Crazy Golf & Adventure Golf.
There are many different ways to enjoy mini golf, crazy golf and adventure golf.
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Mix & Mingle and Walkabout Performers For Events
There are many entertainment agencies and a few who specialize in mix and mingle and walkabout. Use their expertise and set them a budget. They will always find you someone suitable.
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Mobile Bars
If your guests are paying, a Temporary Events Notice will be required
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Mobile Coffee Bars For Events
Crucial facts for Party Planners and Corporate Event Manager wanting to hire a mobile coffee caterer.
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Motivational Speakers
BLA, BLA, BLA! It was Barry Hearn who once said: “if you do anything just for the money, you won't succeed”.
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Opera Singers For Events
Always look for an opera company with a proven track record and experienced performers
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Personal Chefs
A good personal chef will work with you to create a menu that will make your occasion memorable. They will take into account your likes and dislikes
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Planning a Stag Weekend
The world is your oyster! Europe’s a great way to go, particularly considering how cheap the booze is in Eastern Europe – think about Budapest, Prague or Bratislava. Or if the groom-to-be is more sophisticated, why not go to Paris? There are plenty of great cities to throw a stag weekend.
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Poker For Corporate Events
Something new and different to keep guests entertained for a whole night or a good 2-3 hours. It makes an excellent client event.
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Poker Night – For Your Corporate Event
The great thing about poker and casino games is that they take literally minutes to learn and everyone can quickly get on with the serious business of having a great time.
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Portable Toilets For Events
This article is designed to assist the event organiser in choosing the most appropriate type of portable toilet for an event.
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Professional Conference Organisers
The role of the professional conference organizer has witnessed some substantial changes in recent years
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Services Provided By Professional Wedding Toastmasters
When your venue says that they provide this service, you might want to check how much they are charging and whether their duties match up with what an independent Professional Wedding Toastmaster might offer.
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Serving The Perfect Wedding Drinks
The lack of effort that goes into drinks at weddings can be astounding
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Silhouettes At Events
A sign of a good silhouette artist is one that can produce a silhouette in only one to two minutes whilst talking and making sure that there is a true likeness with intricate detailing.
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Some Ideas To Help Make Your Child’s Party Successful.
As the children arrive, a good idea is to put the presents safely to one side so that they can be opened after the party
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String Quartets for a Modern Audience
The key to a successful string quartet performance for a modern audience is definitely variety.
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The Advantages Of Employing A Wedding Planner.
What exactly is a wedding planner, what do they do and what makes them so vital to a successful stress-free wedding?
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The Benefits Of Christmas Entertainment In Stores and Shops
Christmas is such a special time of year and equally your customers need to feel they are special when they visit your venue
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The Claims Culture – A New Consideration For The UK Events Industry
It is the insurance industry’s role to react to the changing world and predict possible needs for cover ensuring that appropriate products are on the market
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The Different Types of Caricature Available For Events
People are discovering the ways that a caricature artist can bring entertainment and fun to their event
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The Hindu Marriage
Parents help in finding the marriage partner but - ultimately - the individual has the choice.
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The Mobile Bar
There are many reasons this particular mobile party phenomenon is becoming so popular
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The Role Of The Event Management Company
Event management companies have a wealth of contacts supplying of all types of services relating to the events industry and take on the responsibility of coordinating all the logistics involved in making the event work to the client’s satisfaction
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Theme Ideas for Your Party
Themed party companies have loads of ideas and plenty of experience, and will be able to talk you through exactly what you want, and deliver it with the professional finish that doing it yourself can often lack.
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Themed Decorations For Events
Themed event decorators provide an essential service within the UK events industry with their imaginative skills and ability to create stunningly memorable backdrops for all types of event being in great demand
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Themed Entertainment For Events
Ever since the Victorians took up parlour games as an after dinner entertainment, there have been rental companies out there satisfying the need for
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Tips For Organising A Staff Christmas Party
It’s never too early to start thinking about the Office Christmas Party and many venues and companies will happily take bookings as early as August.
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Toastmasters
The professional toastmaster’s presence adds professionalism and style to all occasions
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Toilets For Events
All too often, unsatisfactory toilets become the focus point, creating discontent, with the potential to ruin the event.
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Trends In The Events Industry
Theming can include a wide spectrum of ideas based around companies ethos, branding or colours as well as generic seasonal themes, eras or culture.
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Tribute Acts
The effect that good tribute acts have is to create a real buzz of excitement and a show that the audience will recall for a long time after the event
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Tribute Bands For Events
If you have never heard a tribute band play before you should
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Ventriloquists
A ventriloquist is an ideal act to book for private functions, such as weddings, birthday parties and children's parties
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Wedding Cakes
The wedding cake is more than just a desert at your reception. It is a symbol of good fortune and married bliss.
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Wedding Caterers
A wedding caterer will be able to offer personalised and tailored menus to suit all your guests' needs including any special dietary requirements.
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Wedding Stages For Asian Weddings
The importance of the wedding stage has a life-long tradition amongst Asian weddings; whether Hindu, Sikh, Pakistani or Punjabi, wedding stages provide a central point for your guests to view the ceremony as it unfolds.
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Wedding Toastmasters
Your Toastmaster will be your event organiser on the day. He will ensure that everything runs to plan and that your day is exactly as you want it to be.
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Why London Is The Christmas Party Capital?
The capital sure knows how to throw a great party at the best of times and Christmas is no different.
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Why Use An Entertainment Agency?
By employing an expert you save money and get excellent entertainers with a great reputation
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