UK Events

Demanding Givers

Javed Khan | Posted 24.04.2015 | 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.

The Ryder Cup: Sport's Greatest Event Experience

Richard Dodgson | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Dodgson

There is nothing quite like the Ryder Cup in the sporting world; it only happens every two years, it unites people and it always delivers. The atmosphere is absolutely electric, driven by the team nature of the competition, and as a spectator you can't help but get drawn into the event, heckling, cheering and becoming extremely partisan, but in a generous and genuinely fun way that has no unpleasantness attached to it at all.

Warning to New University Students - False Facebook Groups

Rima Amin | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rima Amin

New students throughout the UK are being drawn to Facebook groups they believe are run by their universities and students' unions. They are not -these groups are often run by external event promoters seeking to gain ticket sales to club events they have organised. Along with the name, some are also using the university's official branding to deceive students.

Nine Ways To Make Your Business Events More Engaging

Hilary Wardle | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK
Hilary Wardle

Events don't always have to be held in a conference centre. You can hold them anywhere, and a more imaginative location will spark creativity amongst attendees. Why not source a derelict (but safe) vacant space, or even hold your event outdoors?

Is Kanye's Talent Big Enough to Back Up His Ego ?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

We rolled up to Wireless in style - and headed to the Tour de France in Sheffield the next day. Cutting through the streets wasn't easy as most of them were closed off due to the thousands of spectators who traveled to the Yorkshire dales in to watch the cyclists.

Burger Blind Date at TGI's...

Paige Hiley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

The night rounded off with what could only be the most embarrassing and funny thing in the whole of TGI's... receiving our burger face pictures. Earlier on a guy came around snapping pictures of us making our 'burger faces' before we tucked into the delicious food. You can see my stunning burger face below...

Perfect Wedding Cocktails

Michael Stringer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Over the years I have been asked hundreds of times by friends, family, event organisers and wedding planners 'what is the best way to decide on the perfect cocktails at a wedding?'.

Best Burns Night Events For Homesick Scots Stranded In London

The Huffington Post UK | Ekin Karasin | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Burns Night is a time to celebrate the life and work of the great poet Robert Burns. It also, incidentally, falls on a Saturday. Any excuse to have a ...

How to Spend Your New Year's Eve in 2013

Freya Bromley | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Always big on the celebrations, London's got comedy, cabaret and spectacular club nights up its sleeve, not to mention the ever-brilliant New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames.

A World First Event for Mental Health Awareness, Live on YouTube - Will You Be Watching?

Rebecca Walton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

Everyone says that we should talk about mental health more, it's what campaigns such as Time to Talk (by Time to Change) are all about. So, that's exactly what mental health support and awareness group, Minds Like Ours, is going to do...for a whole 24 hours.

Enthusiasm: Enough to Land the Job?

Alex Shebar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Shebar

I'm 27 and have started feeling like I know what I'm doing with life (some days). But whatever I've gotten the chance to do, it's because I've been passionate about it. If you're doing something you hate, stop doing it, or find a way to stop hating it.

Global Competition for UK University Students

Anna Boyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Boyd

The recent publication of the world university rankings has shone the spotlight on higher education around the globe...

O'natural

Chanel de Yong | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Chanel de Yong

PLEASE, I don't want to leave the house! It is one of those mornings when your hair is static, your eyebrow hairs are pointing in different directions...

How to Make the Most of Square Meal: Venues and Events? The Expert's Guide

Reuben Sagar | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reuben Sagar

Square Meal: Venues & Events, London's largest venue showcase arrives in the Capital this week, showing off some of the city's biggest and most popular venues.

Award Ceremonies Move on From Bad Comedians to Streams of Stories

Monty Munford | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

For football fans of a certain age who were brought up believing FA Cup Final day to be the height of human existence, it wasn't just about the game, it was about the 'build-up'... The same can be said for award ceremonies. The Oscars are the epitome of the build-up, and also the build-down. The chat, the TV shows, the red carpet and the event itself.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 30 - Masterpiece

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

We are a group of nearly 1000, including all the sales teams, their carriers and all the support staff. We are together unified in a single purpose: to make Masterpiece a success for one and all. A small army, we have dug in, we have prepared. But this is not warfare, this is love.

UK's Quirkiest Book Festivals

Sara Sheridan | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I love book festivals and I spend at least every second weekend over the season talking about my books in a variety of tents, classrooms, huts, proper theatres, village halls - you name it. There are almost 150 book festivals all over the UK and most of them take place in the summer.

Bring It Home

Caroline Hardie | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Caroline Hardie

Where to start. Why am I writing this? Good question. Is it because I am in the midst of organising a comedy night on the 18th May at the Union Chapel called Bring it Home, with some of the best talent on the circuit today and this is a cynical attempt at PR? Lord no!