UK Events

World Youth Organization's One Year Anniversary

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

I didn't really have a clue a year ago. But wow, learning on the job I think will always be the best way to gain knowledge and skills. It has been a huge learning curve. People doubted me and the organisation. Sometimes we follow plan A and sometimes we follow plan B. But we will always prosper with whatever path we take. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I succeed.

The New Social Working Week

Simon Lockwood | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Lockwood

More and more people are championing having their events earlier in the week; so let's consider the best scenario of how to broach the subject of hosting your work social on a Monday night - be honest, is it really such a bad idea?

London's Best Winter Pop-Ups

Leighanne Bent | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

As always, London has come out on top with its winter pop-up offering. Whether you want to get into the spirit of Christmas by watching a cheeky scree...

12 Places In London To Watch The Fireworks On Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Bonfire Night is fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start planning where you’ll be spending Saturday (or Friday) night. With a wide range of f...

London Bands Are Changing Lives, One Phone Call At A Time

Judy Kawaguchi | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Judy Kawaguchi

Tickets are on sale now, or click here to make a donation to Solace Women's Aid. Telephones can save lives, but only if there is someone on the other...

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them

London Fashion Week AW16 - Challenging Traditions and Embracing the Modern Digital World

Richard Dodgson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

London Fashion Week AW16 is only just kicking off and already we have witnessed some historic transformations. As technology and social media have become increasingly prominent parts of our daily lives, the way in which we interact with brands is changing and the fashion industry is being compelled to respond.

Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around London

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Now the train-tracks and copper-dyed hair (thank you, Sun-in) have gone, my luck has improved, but my feelings for holiday have not. Even in a relationship, I feel there's an impending sense of disappointment. This Valentine's I've created a fool-proof list of non-cliché things to do for both singles and lovers...so you won't have to suffer the same pain.

Christmas Pop-Ups: How Brands Are Standing Out In 2015

Richard Dodgson | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Richard Dodgson

A pop-up event is essentially an interactive advert that allows the customer to participate. For brands, they are an effective way of reaching a targe...

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

What It's Like to Have the Perfect Student Job

Natasha Barrett | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...

Milan: the Culture and Events Hub That Mustn't Be Ignored

Richard Dodgson | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Dodgson

Last year, Milan was ranked among the top 25 world cities with the most powerful brands, according to the first Guardian Cities global survey. Its position in the list - above the likes of Tokyo, Berlin, and Beijing, owes much to a sturdy economy, its excellent shopping and fashion offerings and its range of cultural attractions.

London Fashion Week SS16: With a New Venue Comes New Expectations

Richard Dodgson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

LFW SS16 will need to pull out all the stops to make this the best event yet, and prove that this new venue is not just an ample replacement to Somerset House, the event's previous home. In Brewer Street Car Park, the organisers have an event space already proven in hosting successful events, but also one with a lot of potential.

My London Bank Holiday Weekend

Lauren Riley | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

So for months it felt like the August bank holiday was on the horizon and I had plans to go away but as so often happens I had to work right up to and during the weekend. So dreams of going away were just that.

How to Set Up an Internet of Things Meetup

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.

Summer Pop-Up Events: How To Maximise Them For Increased Brand Exposure

Richard Dodgson | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Richard Dodgson

Don't just follow suit, don't cut corners and don't throw money at a concept you haven't fully developed. The essence of the idea can be quite simple, but the delivery of the event needs to be thorough and consistent, leaving a positive lasting impact with your audience and target market.

Demanding Givers

Javed Khan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

A competitive fundraising climate with 'market-savvy' donors creates a demand for bigger and tougher challenges. It puts pressure on charities and fundraisers to stand-out and show why they are most deserving of support. I welcome that - I want everyone to know where their hard-earned money goes when they donate to us.

Why You Should Do Things Solo

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

One day, I realised this was stupid. I was missing out on activities and adventures that I really wanted to do, just because I'd be doing them alone. I decided this was going to change. A lot of this began when I was living in France, for my university year abroad.

Five Steps to Pulling Off a Successful Awards Ceremony

Richard Dodgson | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Dodgson

We are currently in the middle of awards season fever. The endless stream of ceremonies, celebs on red carpets and acceptance speeches occupy our TV screens and keep us in high spirits through the winter months, as well as giving us plenty of talking points.

Top Five New Year's Eve Host Cities and How They Compare

Will Glendinning | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Will Glendinning

For the first time, this year London will be charging spectators to see its New Year's Eve fireworks. In the following I'll look at what the £10 a head will be spent on and how other New Year's Eve celebrations around the world compare.

Far-Eastern and British Cultural Exchanges and Their Influence on the Events Industry

Richard Dodgson | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Richard Dodgson

The Far East has an ever blossoming relationship with Britain in terms of fashion, style and education. This two-way relationship has led to a cross-fertilisation of cultural and commercial connections in the recent years. The next step in this cultural exchange is sport and events.

Christmas in the Capital With Kids

Shumailla Dar | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

In the run up to Christmas most working parents will have already planned their Christmas leave, but taking time off is the easy part - what isn't so easy is making sure you have enough things planned that make the Christmas holidays fun for the whole family (especially if this year you're having a 'staycation'!)

Fifa Bidding Scandal: The Fine Line Between Fair Play and Bribery

Will Glendinning | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

They say all's fair in love and war. For many, sport is both. When it comes to bidding for major sporting events though, given the recent FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding, the line between fair play and bribery has blurred.

The Special Relationship with Luminary Bakery

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

The Special Relationship moves beyond its status as one of London's most extraordinary literary events to become a force for change in the lives of some of the city's most vulnerable people. All proceeds raised next Tuesday evening at The Book Club in Shoreditch will be given to a ground-breaking new charitable organisation.