The Ralph Lauren and Vogue Wimbledon Summer Cocktail Party‏



Ralph Lauren and Vogue invited guests to an elegant Wimbledon Summer Cocktail Party, held at The Kensington Palace Orangery.

The event, hosted by Alexandra Shulman and Boris Becker, was in celebration of Ralph Lauren’s 10th year as Official Outfitters of The Championships, Wimbledon.

Guests enjoyed live entertainment including a DJ set by Chelsea Leyland. British-inspired canapés were served alongside summer cocktails, Pimms and champagne.

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The Official Ceremony: Magna Carta Foundation of Liberty


An official ceremony to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta took place on Runnymede Meadows on Monday 15 June 2015.

Event Hire supplied and laid out 4000 folding chairs for the event which was attended by Her Majesty The Queen and was organised by Surrey County Council and the National Trust.

Runnymede is synonymous with the words ‘Magna Carta’ as this was the place on 15 June 1215 that King John agreed to have the ‘Great Charter’ sealed. This event has later become recognised as one of the most important events in English history as it marked the road to individual freedom, parliamentary democracy and to the supremacy of law.

Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world. Explore its 800-year legacy with unique collection items, newly-commissioned articles by leading experts, videos and animations and a range of teaching resources. School groups can alsocontribute a clause towards a new Magna Carta for the digital age.

Book tickets for Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. Open until Tuesday 1 September 2015. 

You can watch a time lapse video below that shows Event Hire setting up the 4000 folding chairs.

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Father’s Day this Sunday


This Sunday is Father’s Day in the UK. Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day to honour fathers and father figures.

From gifts, cultural attractions, to getting active outdoors, to Sunday lunch or a pint down the pub there are loads of ways to spoil your dad this Father’s Day.

Are you planning a party or celebration for your Father? Event Hire can help with furniture, glasses, etc. Get in touch with us for anything you may need.

There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. Since the summer solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day, some people see a link between the two.

The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honor fathers. Father’s Day has been celebrated in June since 1910 in the USA. The celebrations in the United Kingdom are thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father’s Day. This is in contrast to Mother’s Day, which has a very different history in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair

Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair is the UK’s largest and most established art and antiques fair, taking place annually in June at London’s iconic Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Celebrating its 43rd year in 2015, Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair is recognised as one of the most prestigious and established fairs in the UK, and an annual destination for over 30,000 discerning and sophisticated international visitors.

The event takes place from 18 June 2015 to 28 June 2015.

160 of the world’s finest specialist dealers are showcased here, presenting a wider choice of high quality, vetted art and antiques than any other fair in the capital. Featuring an eclectic mix of pieces drawn from antiquity to the present day, and with prices ranging from £100 to £1 million, Olympia is renowned as an unmissable event for private collectors, art industry professionals, dealers, property owners and interior decorators.

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The Hampton Court Palace Festival

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The Hampton Court Palace Festival gets underway with high-profile names from rock, pop and classical music taking to the stage in the historic main courtyard of the Tudor palace. It takes place from 11th June 2015 to 23rd June 2015.

Experience summer evenings of memorable music with special guests including Jools Holland, KT Tunstall, Peter Andre, Alfie Boe, The John Wilson Orchestra and Paloma Faith, who will play two nights on the 16th and 18th of June.

Away from the main stage, visitors can relax with a picnic in the scenic gardens or head over to a marquee to enjoy the delights of the buffet. This year promises to be extra special as the historic palace celebrates its 500th birthday.

Hampton Court Palace and its beautiful grounds provide the perfect setting for a midsummer evening concert. As well as the fantastic music line-up, it is renowned for creating a truly unforgettable experience. Artists perform in the Palace’s main courtyard, providing an intimate atmosphere for an audience of 3,000. The East Front Gardens open at 5.30pm where there’s a full range of bar drinks and speciality food stalls. Delicious Festival Picnics are available which can be ordered in advance – or festival-goers are free to bring their own picnics and relax in the gardens before the show. Exclusive VIP Packages are available in the State Apartments for an exquisite dining experience, taking in the full splendour of the Tudor Palace!

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Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has begun in a secret London location.

Audiences are invited to journey through the world of Star Wars which will conclude with a presentation ofStar Wars:The Empire Strikes Back. Audiences will be transported into a richly detailed galactic space opera where they will become part of one of the most ambitious and dreamlike Secret Cinema experiences the UK has ever seen. Secret Cinema is seeking rebels from around the world to join the Rebel Alliance and head to a Secret City, where they will become part of the world of Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

SECRET CINEMA presents STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK taking place from 4th June – 27th September 2015.

The event includes RebelX Stores in East London. The Stores will stock equipment and supplies for members of the Rebel Alliance (Secret Cinema Star Wars ticket holders) in the lead up to and during the largest immersive event of the Summer.

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Farm Feast at Claremont Farm

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Farm Feast 2015 is a celebration of good, locally sourced food and drink with homegrown music and live entertainment.

Held in the idyllic rolling fields of Claremont Farm, Andrew Pimbley and his team created the festival, the re-branded, re-imagined Wirral Food & Drink Festival. Now in its second year, it expands on the festival’s traditional elements celebrating local producers and showcasing chef demonstrations while adding music entertainment, and family fun.

It takes place on 13th & 14th June 2015.

For foodies, families or simply those looking for a great day out, Farm Feast is a favourite of the North West’s culinary calendar.

Take a stroll in the cobbled courtyard while browsing the rows of local producers, take a peek at some mouthwatering demonstrations or kick back with a pint of ale and listen to some quality music. From cupcake decorating to natural fire building, the kids won’t be bored either in our Little Feasters zone with activities from camp fire building and bush craft skills to cooking and interactive storytelling.

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The London International Wine Fair 2015

44935_London-Wine-FairThe London International Wine Fair 2015 opens today and runs until the 20th May.

Event Hire is the official supplier to the show, providing a staggering 50,000 ISO Tasting Glasses to the show.

The focus of the Fair is very much on discovery: new wines and spirits, new producers, emerging countries and regions, new vintage releases, seminars, debates and masterclasses make LIWF the perfect trade event.

Some 700 exhibitors take part in the Wine Fair. From many of the world’s leading brand owners, to individual producers collectively displaying over 10,000 wines from every corner of the world. Largely split into country pavilions and import agencies, there’s much to explore.

From 2015, the London Wine Fair will introduce an annual celebration of two grape varieties – one well-known and widely planted, the other less so; one red and one white. Launching the initiative with Syrah and Grüner Veltliner, the Fair will act as a platform providing tailored content to celebrate each variety.

The recent rise of craft beer’s popularity has been remarkable in the UK, with many retailers and restaurateurs reporting double digit growth from the category. Brewhouse presents 40 of the UK’s finest craft brewers in a dedicated area, with accompanying speakers, debate and presentations in our beer theatre ‘The Hopsack.’

New to the Fair for 2015, Wines Unearthed is an area dedicated to wine producers looking for UK representation. Participating wineries have no UK importer and should be export ready. Around 50 producers are expected to take part.

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Do you need a barbeque?

As the sun begins to shine, and we all hope it shines a lot longer, thoughts turn to things like barbeques. Event Hire can help.

The Cinders Caterer TG160 Barbecue is an ideal hire product and provides the perfect catering solution for any size outdoor event.

Slimfold Caterer TG160 is the clear market leader and the professional’s choice for commercial catering operations. It has undergone continual upgrading to maintain this position and is well known as the legendary workhorse of the industry.

Practical features include;
•No assembly necessary.
•Legs designed to stop sinking into soft mud, enabling operations in off road situations.
•Cooking heat reached in less than 5 minutes.
•Individual controls for both sides of the grill.
•High capacity and fast throughput of food resulting in more profits.
•Excess fat can collected in disposable ring pull can.
•Self cleaning by reflected heat. No dismantling to clean.
•Foldable to 190mm for transport and storage.
•Folded legs protect the controls for storage upright on end.

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Hay Festival 2015 – discover the surroundings


Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 May brings writers and readers together once again to share stories and ideas that inspire, examine and entertain. Now in its 28th year, the 2015 Hay Festival programme spans 11 days with over 700 events, blending expert thinkers, world class writers, and award winning entertainers from the stage and screen.

Main stage highlights include: Neil Gaiman paying tribute to the late Sir Terry Pratchett; a series of events exploring the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta; Mary Portas on the decline of the British high street; Alex Salmond reflecting on Scottish independence; Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor on the Church’s response to sexual abuse; a celebration of the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’; Jude Law leads an all-star line-up for Letters Live; Alan Bennett previews The Lady in the Van film; and talks from Jacqueline Wilson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Morpurgo, Antony Beevor, Karen Armstrong, Germaine Greer, David Mitchell, Graham Swift, Irvine Welsh, Rose Tremain, Elif Shafak, Alexander McCall Smith, Anne Enright, Colm Toibin, Marian Keyes, Marco Pierre White, Marion Coutts and festival President Stephen Fry.

Meanwhile, beyond the main stages are a whole host of activities for all ages to discover and enjoy, from the best local food and drink, creative workshops and artists exhibitions, to a blockbuster programme of free BBC events and the opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings of the local countryside.

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