Today is Event Wellbeing Day. A day to focus on wellbeing in the events industry.
Statistics from the EventWell website say that one in three event professionals suffer from mental ill health each year.
So, what can we do to change this?Read More
What’s in a name?
In recent weeks if that name was Ciara or Dennis, the answer is death, destruction and misery.
With all of this enforced time at home indoors and thumb-twiddling not my forte, I started to think about why we give storms human names. I mean, what is it like for all the Dennises and Ciara’s to have to sit there and watch as this elemental force is busy trashing a hitherto calm and peaceful reputation?Read More
Fireworks never fail to delight, do they?
The discovery of fireworks, approximately 2,000 years ago in China, is thought to have happened by chance when a cook accidentally mixed three common kitchen ingredients. The mixture was developed into a firecracker which became an essential part of Chinese festivities and thought to be powerful enough to expel evil spirits. In 1295, Marco Polo brought fireworks to Europe from Asia and as Europeans travelled to the New World, so did their firework recipes.Read More
Today is Blue Monday according to The Internet, at least in this hemisphere.
The third Monday in January has been calculated to be the most depressing, given factors such as debt levels after Xmas, the weather, failed New Year resolutions and the fact that Xmas has now been added to the journals of Scrooge’s first ghost.
Americans however, don’t seem to have this phenomenon in their calendar. Instead, they are celebrating Martin Luther King Day which marks the birthday of the man who was instrumental in bringing about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s.Read More
What a night!
Full of glitz and glamour, a white carpet and the best names in British film. Last night, Old Billingsgate transformed into the 22nd British Independent Film Awards.
It's an event we are very proud to be part of and our 10th year as a technical partner.Read More
We’re feeling rather proud this morning. Last night, we won silver at the EVCOM London Live Awards.
EVCOM is an association within the Creative Industry. Their mission is to celebrate the success of Britain’s creative industries. The London Live Awards showcases outstanding achievement in the design and execution of live events.
We won silver for our contribution to the British Independent Film Awards.Read More
How many times have you felt tired? Under pressure at work? Stressed about the day ahead?
A yearly report from Careercast says an Event Coordinator is the 5th most stressful job in the world. We’re facing more pressure and stress as time goes on. Early starts, late finishes and making sure that each event is as perfect as the last. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a work bubble.
It’s important we focus on ourselves once in a while. We’re lucky that wellbeing is becoming more accepted. Not only in our everyday lives but in the workplace too.Read More
I write this on the day that Joseph Plateau was born, way back in 1801. At the same time 218 years later, Apple have just launched their latest iPhone offering with no less than four cameras as its unique selling point.
As always, the arrival of Apple’s new device was heralded with trumpeted words and phrases like “magical” and “best ever” and “innovative”. Words that seem to accompany every new product the company launches.
So, what do Apple’s platitudes have to do with Joseph Plateau?Read More