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What Now?

Posted by  Diane Carters on August 24, 2020

Planning for an uncertain future in the new events landscape

If you work in events, you live in the future. That future is your next event and could be anything from one week, to one month or even a year away – if you have the luxury of a lead time that long! During lockdown, live events ceased to exist almost overnight and calendars that were packed with site visits, client meetings and events were completely erased. For those of us used to running on adrenaline and flat whites, it was like someone had pulled the plug.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The Art of Showcalling

Posted by  Anna Green on July 30, 2020

Q&A with Broadsword’s Production Director, Bruce Teggart.

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Presenting in the Virtual Arena

Posted by  Anna Green on July 16, 2020

At Broadsword we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. The little (and sometimes most obvious) things really do make a difference. As presenting in the virtual event arena is the new norm, we’d like to share a selection of top tips.

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

Being Adaptable

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 29, 2020

The Swiss Army Knife Model

Right now, especially in the events world, being adaptable is just about the best quality you can have. That, and resilience of course.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The End of Virtual Events

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 15, 2020

Our Need to Meet

We have built our business on bringing people together at meetings. It was a fantastic business, thriving and growing, run by people who loved spending time together.

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Topics: Industry Insights

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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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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Topics: Industry Insights

British Independent Film Awards

Posted by  Alice Taylor on December 2, 2019

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.

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