Globe and Really Creative Media create fan experience for Vamps album launch


Globe Productions, Universal Music’s in-house production team, and Really Creative Media transformed Westfield London this week into a branded fan zone and concert venue for the launch of The Vamps album, Meet the Vamps. The band performed a 30-minute set at the venue’s Atrium before heading to Westfield Stratford City to meet fans who had […]

KDM Events’ Kevin Davies questions the events industry’s ability to communicate effectively


Are we failing to talk to one another effectively?  Attention to detail is key to event success but Kevin Davies, MD of KDM Events, thinks a lot is being transmitted but less is being received How is it that with so much sophisticated technology at our disposal – from apps to RFID and social sharing […]

mclcreate appointed to TfL five-year events roster


Transport for London (TfL) has appointed mclcreate to its events framework, awarding the agency the opportunity to run events for the capital’s public transport operator. In a highly competitive procurement process, a range of companies submitted tenders to deliver technical and event management services for TfL. The list of applicants was selected down to just four businesses […]

Legoland launches Ride and Dine packages for 2014


Legoland Windsor Resort has launched a host of Bronze, Silver and Gold Brick Ride and Dine Packages, offering organisers and their guests a choice of three after-hours experiences. From a glass of bubbly and canapés whilst having a private voyage on an Atlantis Submarine, a Medieval evening that includes a ride on The Dragon rollercoaster […]

New music and food festival for Blackheath Common – OnBlackheath


Blackheath Common is to host a brand new music and food festival in September. Harvey Goldsmith has joined forces with Tom Wates, Alex Wicks and Terry Felgate to deliver OnBlackheath, a two-day event that will see Massive Attack and Frank Turner perform and chef Gizzi Erskine creat culinary delights on the food stage. OnBlackheath is being hosted […]

De Boer helps world leaders make fitting entrance at Nuclear Summit


De Boer Netherlands provided the Nuclear Security Summit at the World Forum in The Hague last month with a bespoke entrance pavilion for 58 attending global leaders including US President, Barack Obama; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; and Dutch Premier, Mark Rutte. The company also provided a reception pavilion at the Schiphol Airport runway used to […]

Prime Minister backs APPG for Events inquiry


The industry body and All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Inquiry for events has received endorsement from Prime Minster David Cameron for its ongoing promotion of business tourism in the UK. Cameron congratulated the Britain for Events campaign on its recent work with the APPG and subsequent report, having received a copy by APPG chair Nick de […]

Twickets and The Ticket Trust join forces


Twitter and mobile based exchange platform, Twickets and The Ticket Trust, a secure ethical ticket exchange site set up by AIF and Sandbag, have formed an alliance to combat profiteering in the secondary ticketing market. Offering a viable and ethical option to exchange unwanted tickets as the festival season gets under way, all tickets posted on The Ticket Trust website will also […]

Metropolis Music introduces the Bristol Summer Series


Bristol Summer Series, a brand new live music event focused on bringing high profile artists to the historic harbourside for alfresco concerts, is making its debut on June 26 and 27. For the 2014 events, the Amphitheatre will come alive with the sounds of Irish punk band The Pogues on June 26, and on June […]

Glasgow 2014 cancels plans to demolish tower blocks during Opening Ceremony

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Glasgow 2014’s plans to demolish five Red Road tower blocks during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games have been scrapped. The plans received opposition from city residents and an online petition was created, which according to the BBC received more than 17,000 signatures. Glasgow 2014, organiser of the Commonwealth Games, commented: “The decision to […]