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My Office Dog is going to be heartbroken when I actually have to go back to the office.

Posted by  Matt Green on May 12, 2020

I know that’s an oxymoron.

However, my whippet, Meg won’t be joining me when I eventually leave the confines of my kitchen diner for the real world. It’s not because she’s not allowed in our Somerset House office, or our warehouse/workshop. It’s more that the journey will probably kill her!

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Quarentunes

Posted by  Matt Green on April 30, 2020

I’ve been at home now for almost 10 weeks. Prior to the global pandemic and UK lockdown I had contracted an illness, and subsequent infection that had seen me in isolation at home for almost three weeks before everyone else! It’s a tough gig, but I am lucky. I have more than one living / dining / kitchen room and a garden that catches the sun. Even so you still need your routines and triggers to stop each day blending into one. For me this is music. It always has been. I love it in (almost) all forms. It picks me up when I’m low. It fires me up when I’m getting ready to go! It sets the tone for everything I do. I’m also not fussy; currently I am writing this on my breakfast bar streaming to Kacey Musgraves simply because my daughter is making cookies. It’s not my cup of tea but she’s singing along and that makes me smile.

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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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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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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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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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We won silver!

Posted by  Alice Taylor on November 22, 2019

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.

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