As Halloween Approaches Visit Groombridge Place and the Enchanted Forest for Some Spooktacular Entertainment

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Groombridge Place and The Human Zoo Theatre Company have created a unique and interactive theatrical spectacular which will take place every day at Groombridge Place during October half term until Sunday 2 November 2014 from 10am until 7.30pm.

During the day families can enjoy treasure hunts, ghost boat rides down the runaway river, woodland wand making, freaky face painting and trick and treat adventures. After dark take the beautifully lit forest trail to hear storytelling round the camp fire in the gypsy camp, walk through the tunnel of terror, if your dare, and watch out for the costumed characters jumping out from behind the trees! Watch mesmerising performances between the Pirate Queen and the Mutineer across the rope bridges at Crusoe’s World which is the recreated pirate ship from the TV series Crusoe. Watch the Fire Poi performances round the camp fire. Take part in thriller dance workshops.

The interactive Find-The-Missing-Bones treasure hunt will take you on a toe-curling journey around the magnificent enchanted forest, past the giant spider’s web, into the Tunnel of Terror and onwards to the Abandoned Gypsy Campsite, where the ghosts of a travelling circus have taken up residence. Come and have your palms read at ‘Esmeralda’s Unfortunate Fortunes’, as the spirits of the forgotten gather around the crackling campfire to tell their tantalising tales.

Children and parents are encouraged to come in fancy dress and prizes will be given to the best dressed children each day.

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Perform ‘A Gala Evening in Support of Wellchild’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall

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Live Nation is pleased to announce a very special evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Monday 8th June 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, London to celebrate their new collaborative jazz album Cheek To Cheek. The event will benefit WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children which has Prince Harry as its Patron. Colin Dyer, Chief Executive, WellChild comments that “WellChild is thrilled that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are supporting WellChild through this concert. The proceeds will be a massive boost to our work to support seriously ill children and their families across the UK.” This special performance of tracks from an album that was greeted with widespread praise and critical acclaim will feature both big band and orchestra. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st of October and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record showcases the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. As Bennett says, “What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase” and Lady Gaga adds, “We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion…the honesty.” Cheek To Cheek also features the Lady Gaga solo “Lush Life,” accompanied by Tony Bennett’s solo of “Sophisticated Lady.” The two songs complement each other, as Lady Gaga explains, “I loved making ‘Lush Life,’ Tony mentored me emotionally through the process,” and Tony Bennett adds, “I sang ‘Sophisticated Lady’ to answer her on ‘Lush Life,’ and because Duke Ellington wrote it, who collaborated with Billy Strayhorn, the writer of ‘Lush Life.’” Recorded in New York City, Cheek To Cheek took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s quartet: Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Ranier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC-based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter George Rabbai and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away in July.

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe


It is only a few days until Halloween so get busy carving pumpkins and preparing your Halloween costumes. If you have the time why not make a Pumpkin Pie?

 

Ingredients:

  • For the filling:
  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) mashed, cooked pumpkin
  • 1 (410g) tin evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 175g (6 oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the pastry:
  • 350g (12 oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 200g (7 oz) butter
  • 125ml (4 fl oz) cold water
Preparation:
Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 1 hour 10 mins
1.
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
2.
Halve pumpkin and scoop out seeds and stringy portions. Cut pumpkin into chunks. In a saucepan over medium heat, cover the pumpkin with water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and remove the peel.
3.
Return pumpkin to the saucepan and mash with a potato masher. Drain well, and measure 500g of the mashed pumpkin; reserve any excess pumpkin for another use.
4.
Prepare pastry by mixing together the flour and salt. Rub butter into flour, and add 1 tablespoon cold water to mixture at a time. Mix and repeat until pastry is moist enough to hold together.
5.
With lightly floured hands, shape pastry into a ball. On a lightly floured board, roll pastry out to barely a .25cm thickness. Transfer to a 20 or 23cm pie dish, gently pressing pastry into the bottom. Cut off any excess pastry hanging over the sides of the dish, and pinch pastry securely around the inner edge.
6.
In a large bowl with mixer speed on medium, beat pumpkin with evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Mix well. Pour into a prepared pie dish. Bake 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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It’s amazing what you can see at the Showman’s Show!‏

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We are on the first day of the Showman’s Show – it ends tomorrow 23rd of October – at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Berkshire RG189QZ.

As you can see in the images below, there are many incredible sights to see!

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If you can make it to the show, please call in to our stand for a chat and a coffee.

Our Stand Number is 184 – Avenue C

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Showman’s Show opens tomorrow! Are you going?

SS-Logo-14-(website)It’s only on for 2 days: the 22nd and 23rd of October at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Berkshire RG189QZ

If you can make it to the show, please call in to our stand for a chat and a coffee.

Our Stand Number is 184 – Avenue C

The Showman’s Show is the only outdoor show of its kind in the UK. The first Showman’s Show was held in 1984 at the Newark Showground, with only 80 or so exhibitors. Until 1989 the show was held every two years but due to demand, from exhibitors and show visitors alike, the then Lance Publications made the decision to hold the event annually. Initially it moved around the country but eventually settled at the Newbury Showground, which has been its home for the last 18 years. Today the show attracts nearly 5,000 visitors over two days and has in excess of 340 exhibitors, who show the most sophisticated structures, equipment and entertainment demanded by the event industry at large.

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We’re on our way to the MOBO Awards!

moboOur trucks are on their way to Wembley SSE Arena, loaded with Hospitality and Back of Stage equipment for use at the MOBO Awards 2014.

MOBO, Europe’s biggest urban music brand, is returning to London for its 19th annual awards show! After a 5 year absence, the 2014 MOBO Awards will be returning to its birthplace on the 22nd October to champion the UK’s best and brightest urban music talent at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The show will feature performancs from Trey Songz, Wiley featuring Skepta, Emeli Sandé, Stooshe, Angel, Labrinth, Conor Maynard, JLS, Misha B, Jessie J and some special appearances from Dionne Warwick and TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli.

This 2014 MOBO Awards will air on ITV2 October 22nd with highlights on ITV.

You can see the full list of nominees here.

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EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican Feat. Dr John, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling and Others

PrintEFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican featuring Dr John, Carleen Anderson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Emma Smith, Georgie Fame, Jacob Banks, Kurt Elling, Sachal, Vula Malinga, Lau, Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz and Dan Berglund.

The EFG London Jazz Festival, produced by Serious, returns to the Barbican this November with an exceptional range of concerts spanning the breadth of jazz today.

Highlights include:

• Jazz Voice – bringing dazzling artists from across the decades together for the festival’s signature opening-night gala
• Dr John: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong – the New Orleans legend presents an evening inspired by the enduring spirit and extraordinary talent of Louis Armstrong
• Lau + Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Dan Berglund – diverse musicians melding a myriad of influences from German electronica to the broader reaches of jazz

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Zeus Patio Heater – Keeping you warm on a cold night

If you are having a party or an event outside in the early evening you need to keep your guests warm and Event Hire can help.

One of the heaters we can provide is the Zeus Electric Patio Heater. Developed by Westhawk they featured on an episode of the BBC show Dragon’s Den.

It utilises the latest carbon fibre ‘infrared’ heat technology which heats people efficiently but does not cause surrounding objects to become too warm. This makes it more environmentally friendly than the average gas powered heater.

The Zeus has 2 heat settings and a low energy light.

Built into the unit is a PIR sensor, this will automatically turn both the light and the heater off after 5 minutes if no-one is around it. As soon you return Zeus will switch itself back on.

  • Height 206cm
  • Base 50cm Diameter
  • Weight 30kg
  • 13ft Effective heating distance
  • Safety tip over switch
  • PIR movement dectector for auto on – off power saving
  • 4 Position adjustable head

Please contact us to discuss your event.

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Great Yorkshire Show Director to Step Down

GYS logoAfter a decade at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live, Bill Cowling is to step down as Show Director. Bill took on the role in 2005 after around four decades of involvement with the events’ organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

The 2015 Great Yorkshire Show will be his tenth and last as Director, and the search for the new incumbent begins.

Making the announcement, Simon Theakston, Chairman of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society said: “It is impossible to over-state the contribution Bill has made to the Society, not only as our Honorary Show Director but in the 30 years before. He has been a brilliant Show Director guiding the show through a challenging period not only for the country’s economy, but also for the world of agriculture. The fact that the Great Yorkshire Show is now one of the most important of its kind in the UK is a testimony to his success. He now leaves us with the very challenging task of finding a replacement to take on the mantle!”

In addition to his role as Show Director, Bill has served as a Trustee of the Society, on its Executive Committee and chaired its Grants and Education Committee. He continues to be involved in the family farm near Harrogate – his interest in farming and rural life is very much reflected in the Show’s focus on maintaining its agricultural ethos.

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The 2014 Showman’s Show is only 2 weeks away

SS-Logo-14-(website)The Showman’s Show takes place on 22nd and 23rd of October at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Berkshire RG189QZ.

Once again, Event Hire will be exhibiting at the Show.

We hope you can make it to the Show. Our Stand Number is 184 – Avenue C

Call in for a chat and a coffee.

The Showman’s Show is the only outdoor show of its kind in the UK. The first Showman’s Show was held in 1984 at the Newark Showground, with only 80 or so exhibitors. Until 1989 the show was held every two years but due to demand, from exhibitors and show visitors alike, the then Lance Publications made the decision to hold the event annually. Initially it moved around the country but eventually settled at the Newbury Showground, which has been its home for the last 18 years. Today the show attracts nearly 5,000 visitors over two days and has in excess of 340 exhibitors, who show the most sophisticated structures, equipment and entertainment demanded by the event industry at large.

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