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Easter Venue Hunt 2020

Posted by  Anna Green on April 9, 2020

Introducing you to this year's Easter Venue Hunt. All you need to do is guess the venue, matching the pixelated photos with the following unique London locations.

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The Broadsword Community

Posted by  Anna Green on April 3, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, our lovely community has been growing more than ever before.  Our team has come together, sharing ideas and inspiration with each other.

We are all very distant from each other and not in our normal routine. So, it’s more important than ever to keep our community going.

Our community has always been bubbling alongside our events and growing within the company. But, it’s more important now than ever before to keep us all connected while we're all so far apart.

Here are a few things the Broadsword team have been doing...

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An update from Broadsword Event House regarding Covid-19

Posted by  Anna Green on March 25, 2020

Here at Broadsword HQ we like to think of ourselves as an adaptable and innovative bunch. We’re always thinking of ways to work with the situation put in front of us. As such we have spent much of the last two weeks looking at the ever changing environment and maybe like everyone else, fooling ourselves into thinking that we are open for “business as usual”.

Following the Prime Minister’s address on the evening of 23rd March, 2020 we have come to accept that, as with almost every other company across the globe, it is certainly anything but “business as usual”. 

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Think Inside the Box

Posted by  Martin Walton on March 6, 2020

Staying In Doesn't Mean Missing Out

We humans are very social animals it’s fair to say. We love a gathering – a chance to have our say, to share ideas, to experience things as a group.

Even when we invent technology like the smart phone that can do so much for us as individuals, we load it with apps that help us to stay in touch with other people. That connection with the outside world is a powerful thing.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Posted by  Alice Taylor on February 26, 2020

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? 

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

What’s in a Name?

Posted by  Martin Walton on February 24, 2020

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?

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Topics: Industry Insights

Dazzling Drones

Posted by  Anna Green on February 4, 2020

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.

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Martin Luther King Day

Posted by  Martin Walton on January 20, 2020

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.

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Our 2019 highlights

Posted by  Alice Taylor on January 13, 2020
A wise man once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. Actually, that’s from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but we felt inspired to take a step back and look at what we achieved last year, which didn’t seem to feature many days off!
  • 555 events delivered across the globe, in 18 countries
  • 14 brilliant people joined the family
  • Our first Mental Health First Aider within the team
  • One wedding, two babies and £1,054 raised for our nominated charity, Mind
Last year was such a success for Broadsword; here are our monthly highlights.
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