Sherlocked – The first official Sherlock Convention

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SHERLOCKED is an official Sherlock Convention brought to you by Massive Events, in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd.

Taking place on Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April 2015, The ExCeL, London.The three day event will bring you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of the TV show ‘Sherlock’, featuring cast and creators from the show and Sherlock himself, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH.

Also set to appear are Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Rupert Graves, Lara Pulver, Lars Mikkelsen, Louise Brealey, Una Stubbs, Jonathan Aris, Clive Mantle, Louise Breckon-Richards and Steven Moffat.

You can buy tickets here.

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The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball And A Curious Invitation In One Giant Party

479073_num1065770_600x600Celebrating London’s biggest underground event organisers Guerrilla Zoo‘s 10th anniversary, we are excited to announce a very special collaboration between The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball and A Curious Invitation for one colossal night of mischief and revelry!

Two parties in one!

Join a grand masked ball with a pagan flair just south of the River Thames.  Shed your inhibitions and join  a concupiscent celebration, a fecund frolic, a dance to the death.

Featuring a vast cornucopia of delectations including@ Live Music and DJs,Cabaret, Interactive Creatures, Puppetry, Magic Dances, Creepy Crawlies, Hot Tubs, Walkabout Performances, Hidden Experiences, out of this world one-of-a-kind adventures and MUCH MORE!

Friday 8th May 2015
10pm – 4am | Tickets from £15
The Coronet, London SE1

IN THE BALLROOM
The Rite of Spring depicts an ancient ritual in which a pagan tribe gathers to welcome the Earth’s annual regeneration and propitiate the gods by selecting a sacrificial virgin, who then ritually dances herself to death.

As the sun rises over the primeval landscape TROYLUS SEARLL will waken the world from its wintry slumber with a selection of his Wiccan waltzes and pagan Polkas.

The gods are appeased and you may now surrender your body and soul to the dirty bouncy beats of DJ MIGUEL DARE with his house, r’n’b and hip pop tunes (though dancing yourself to death may be in breach of their health and safety certificate).

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West End And Broadway Beatles Hit Let It Be To Re-Launch Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre

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The International hit show that celebrates the music of The Beatles is coming to their home town later this year to mark the official re-launch of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.  Direct from London’s West End, Let It Be will run for 5½ weeks from Thursday 8th October – Saturday 14th November 2015. The opening is also set to coincide with John Lennon’s 75th birthday which falls on Friday 9th October.

The smash hit that established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows when the production originally opened at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 – February 2014.  The show has recently returned to the West End for an eight month run at the Garrick Theatre.

Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, Let It Be continues to delight audiences across the globe, having recently performed to audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France. Let It Beshowcases the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band, in a spectacular concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.

The show is packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits including: ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘She Loves You’ and ‘Drive My Car’, as well as global mega-hits ‘Yesterday’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Come Together’ and, of course, ‘Let It Be’. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

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Brazilica – The UK’s Only Brazilian Festival And Samba Carnival Is Back For 2015

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The increasingly popular annual Brazilica Festival returns for 2015 in Liverpool City Centre with the dates confirmed as Friday 17th July to Sunday 19th July.

The organiser, Liverpool Carnival Company, is delighted to announce that the festival will once again cover the city in colour for the eighth consecutive year.

Last year’s festival included a packed programme of events leading up to the main Carnival Day on the Saturday – and this year promises to be just as colourful with an abundance of sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil.

Organisers are keen not to give away too many surprises so soon, but have revealed that the 2015 festival will include a two-week film festival and fringe events packed with great music and exciting activities in venues across the city.

This year also marks the 20th birthday of Liverpool Samba School, so you can be sure that the group will also feature prominently in this year’s proceedings.

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The Hire Awards of Excellence is this Saturday Night

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The Hire Awards of Excellence is this Saturday Night!

Event Hire have, once again, become a finalist at the Hire Awards of Excellence, hosted by the Hire Association of Europe and the Event Hire Association.

Event Hire have entered the category for Event Hire Company of the Year.

Independently judged, the awards genuinely recognise excellence throughout the Hire Industry acknowledging the successes of the hirers and suppliers along with successful individuals who set the standard. Without doubt these Awards are the industry’s most sought after accolade.

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Berwick Street’s free music festival announces compere and line-up for Record Store Day‏

bs-headerBerwick Street, Soho will be transformed into a mini music festival for the internationally renowned Record Store Day to celebrate the independent records stores in and around Berwick Street. On Saturday 18th April a stage hosted by Shaun Keaveny (BBC 6 Music) will have live music performances from acclaimed and emerging artists throughout the day.

Showcasing a range of music talent, respected artists including 70’s Punk Poet John Cooper Clark, true American guitar hero Ryley Walker, Reggae Ska Brit-Pop group LazyTalk, DJ duo 2 Bears, Mercury award-nominated, Young Knives and hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda will all perform an exclusive 20 minute set.

All five independent record stores around Berwick Street are joining forces along with the shops, restaurants and the market to celebrate the day and their love of music. “Vinyl records are the lifeblood of our street and we are proud to be part of Record Store Day” says Phil Barton, Owner of Sister Ray nominate for ‘Independent Record Store of the Year 2015’, by Music Week Awards.

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Cubanisto presents House of Mask – a series of immersive events across the UK

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The rum flavoured beer returns with its secret parties featuring innovative dance music brand Tool Room Records plus acclaimed street artists Lost Souls

 

Cubanisto has returned with its popular House of Mask events for 2015. The first of seven events happening across the UK in the coming months is confirmed for Friday 17th April at The Laundry in Hackney, East London. These nights aim to reward the curious and those looking to discover the unknown.
The House of Mask events will take place at urban locations that will be marked by a neon skull and promise a night of intrigue and discovery in the dark. Running from April to October, these events will take place in cities across the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool with the final Halloween Special taking place back in London in October.

 

House of Mask will take people on a journey away from their everyday lives through a range of secret surprises, unique experiences and unparalleled access to top UK talent including House music leaders My Digital Enemy and street art giants Lost Souls. Ahead of the events, Cubanisto will be searching for up and coming creatives to ‘discover the spirit within’ and enter into competitions for the chance to be mentored by these celebrated musicians and artists.

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World Premiere Of Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends UK Tour

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  • Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends Is On Its Way – Extensive UK Tour – October 2015
  • Official World Premiere: Hammersmith Apollo, London on Thursday 8th October.
  • Full Tour goes on general sale at 9am on 10th April at hellokittylive.com
  • Special appearance to celebrate the announcement: 1pm on Friday 10th April at M&S in Westfield, London W12.

Sanrio GmbH, Live Nation and Zen Tiger Live in association with WME Entertainment officially announce the forthcoming launch of Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends;the first chapter of a series of live shows starring Hello Kitty, her family and the other Sanrio characters.

Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends gives fans of all ages the first ever opportunity to physically enter the world of Hello Kitty as she takes to the stage live and in 3D for this World Premiere, the latest development in the continuing evolution of this global super brand.

A ‘Pop Show’ in the truest sense, the soundtrack features high calibre artists including Charli XCX, Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Echosmith, Clean Bandit, Flo Rida and many more.

See Hello Kitty like you’ve never seen her before as this fashion icon welcomes audiences into her world in a story that highlights the value of friendship, creativity, respect for nature and a love of learning.

The producers at Zen Tiger Live have assembled an accomplished creative team comprised of Richard Lewis, creative director of a long list of successful productions including Peppa Pig Live and Lazy Town Live; Del Mak, choreographer of TV show Got to Dance and LRNZ, one of the most acclaimed upcoming visual artists on the digital scene. Together they have created a fun-packed show, where the characters on stage and the animations on a mega HD screen interact with the public as the story unfolds.

Steve Homer, Promoter at Live Nation Entertainment, said ‘We are delighted to have Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends on our roster; she is a natural addition to a line-up of Global superstars we work with including Madonna, Rihanna and Beyonce.’

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There is still time to get your Easter party sorted

This weekend sees Easter finally with us.

Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

Easter customs vary across the world, but Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny are a big part of it.

If you are planning a party this Easter there is still time to speak to Event Hire. We can provide Barbecues, Patio tables and chairs, heaters and more to make sure your Easter goes smoothly.

Whatever you have planned have a Happy Easter.

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The Head of the River Race 2015

riverThe Head of the River Race is one of the London’s longest running sporting traditions.

Every spring, 400 crews from around the globe take to the waters of London’s famous river Thames to compete in this historic boating event.

The race was started in 1926 by Cambridge and Tideway oarsman Steve Fairbairn. It was conceived as a way for crews to practice long rows during winter, in preparation for the summer regatta.

The annual event now sees hundreds of boats, each manned by eight men, row over the 4.25 mile (6.8km) championship course from Mortlake to Putney. The race sees crews from all over the world competing, from Australia to Austria.

This years event takes place on Sunday 29th March 12:00

It is customary for the previous year’s winner to start first. They are followed at 10-second intervals by other crews in finishing order and finally, the new entries start in alphabetical order.

The event is a great way for Londoners and visitors alike to celebrate the start of spring as they cheer on teams along London’s picturesque river Thames.

The first race was held in 1926 and 21 crews took part.  There was no race in 1937 (there was no suitable tide on a Saturday and no competitive sport took place on Sundays at that time) and none from 1940-45 inclusive, but the race was restarted in 1946 and has taken place annually ever since.

The average time taken for the course used to be between 19 and 20 minutes but this has gradually decreased and the record is now 16 minutes, 37.00 seconds, set by the Great Britain national crew in 1987.

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