LED “helicopters” make an entrance at Secret Garden Party


Five-thousand LED synthetic helicopters were dropped 800-feet above the crowd at Secret Garden Party in a stunt delivered by NEWSUBSTANCE and R5 Air Displays, and the co-operation of the CAA General Aviation Unit. Using a powered paraglider (PPG), flown by a specially trained pilot, 5,000 “Falling Stars” spun gently to the ground and over the […]

De Boer builds largest temporary mosque for three-day convention


De Boer is to create a temporary venue for Jalsa Salana UK, an annual event for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Central to the construction in East Worldham, Hampshire, will be what De Boer believes is the UK’s largest temporary mosque. Aligned to Mecca and spanning more than 10,000 square metres of floor space, the structure […]

East of England Energy Group: Event management


Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on October 1 Contact: martine.watker@eeegr.com Info: Industry association, the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) has issued an event management tender for its flagship event – SNS: The Sea of opportunity, a conference, exhibition and awards dinner for the offshore energy industry. There are two elements to the event. The Southern […]

ENVY appoints Hawthorn for Sundown Festival technical production


ENVY Productions, the organiser of Sundown Festival, has appointed Hawthorn to provide the event with technical production. The festival, which takes place at Norfolk Showground from August 29- 31, will see Hawthorn supply lighting, rigging and draping for the main stage and dance tent. Hawthorn’s Mick Freer will project manage and deliver the job, which can […]

GO2 adds Wembley to North London Half Marathon race route


GO2, the organiser of the brand new Vitality North London Half Marathon, has announced that Wembley Stadium is the second sporting venue to be added to the much anticipated half marathon race route. Runners of the event, taking place on Sunday, March 15, 2015, will not only start and finish at Allianz Park, home of […]

Russian Standard Vodka reveals winter events and experiential campaign


Russian Standard Vodka is to embark on a substantial events and experiential campaign – the Russian vodka brand has revealed details of its winter partnership programme, which kicks off on September 1 with the Scottish Fashion Awards in London and ends on New Year’s Day at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Russian Standard Vodka will […]

EVCOM adds two keynotes to Summer EVCOM conference programme


Summer EVCOM, taking place on September 17 at Olympia London, has revealed details of two more keynote speakers. Pauline Ploquin, chief operating officer of US-based agency Struck, is flying in from Los Angeles to deliver her thoughts on the Art of Collaboration. She will draw on a raft of experiences that include being involved in […]

GAP Group to tackle “monopoly” in hire market with launch of events division


A national hire business has set its sights on entering the events market and plans to become a major player within the sector in the next six months. GAP Group is to officially launch its events division in October and will be headed by Aaron Cooke. The company, which has its roots firmly in the […]

Formula E names GL events as global overlay supplier for street circuit championship


GL events UK Group has been named the official global overlay partner to the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. GL events will supply all the event infrastructure in a multi-million pound contract with the FIA backed single-seater championship, which has its first race in Beijing on September 13, with 10 rounds taking place across […]

Rugby World Cup reveals details of team training bases


England Rugby 2015, the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), has announced the approved list of 41 Team Bases that will host the 20 participating teams during the tournament, taking place in England and in Cardiff between September 18 and October 31, 2015. The Lensbury Club and St Mary’s University, Twickenham will […]