Bingley Music Live 2014

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Event Hire Bradford are supplying refrigeration equipment for use at Bingley Music Live 2014, a 3 day festival (29th,30th, 31st August) at Myrtle Park, Bingley.

The ethos of the event is to present high quality music at an affordable price and give a platform for local bands from across West Yorkshire to a large audience.

Bingley Music Live evolved from a previous event at the same venue called Music At Myrtle. Music at Myrtle was first held in 1991, had free admission, and featured headline performances by tribute acts and bands from the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Searchers, Alvin Stardust, local band Smokie, Suzi Quatro, Showaddywaddy, Hot Chocolate, Edwin Starr and Boney M.

In 1998, it became a two-day event with the addition of The Pulse Party in The Park (external link). Programming for the Party in the Park was by local radio station, Pulse FM and featured contemporary pop acts, such as Rachel Stevens, McFly, Liberty X, Busted and Gareth Gates. In this format, it continued successfully for eight years.

In February 2007, it was announced that the event was to be cancelled because of escalating costs, shrinking audiences and a decline in support from the music industry for this type of event. Bradford Council took on the sole responsibility for organising the event giving it a new identity as Bingley Music Live in September that year.

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Event Hire delivering furniture to the National Memorial Arboretum

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Event Hire Birmingham are delivering folding chairs for use at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Since planting began in 1997, the National Memorial Arboretum has been a special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways. Our staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming you.

It’s not a cemetery. It’s a place of life, represented by the 50,000 trees planted here, where older and younger generations alike can wander and wonder.

Covering 150 acres, the Arboretum has something for everyone. For some it’s a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the trees; for others it’s a peaceful and beautiful place to remember loved ones, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Event Hire at Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival

insomniaEvent Hire Birmingham supplied Starlight Bars for use during Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, which took place 22nd-25th August 2014 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Established in 1999, the Insomnia Gaming Festival has been the UK’s biggest celebration of gaming culture for over 14 years. Starting out as a small LAN party arranged between friends, Insomnia has grown into an event unlike any other in the UK; combining a thriving exhibition hall, the UK’s biggest LAN, large-scale eSports tournaments, special guests from across the spectrum of gaming media and more, Insomnia provides an exciting and engaging weekend’s worth of gaming fun and activities. Whether you want to bring your computer or console down for the whole weekend, or just visit for the day with your family, Insomnia provides the gaming experience you choose.

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Event Hire: Andy & Cheryl’s Wedding‏

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On Thursday 21st August, we were at Great Fosters near Egham in Surrey to celebrate the wedding of Andrew Viney and Cheryl Petryna, now Mr & Mrs Viney.

The venue, wedding ceremony and subsequent celebrations were absolutely fabulous.

All at Event Hire send their congratulations to the Happy Couple.

Andrew is the Operations Director and Cheryl the Office Manager at Event Hire London.

More than four centuries of celebrated history have enriched Great Fosters with a remarkable heritage. Probably built as a royal hunting lodge in 1550 and very much a stately home since then, Great Fosters is now a prestigious 43 bedroom hotel.

Sympathetically converted in the 1930s by the Sutcliffe family, who are still its current custodians, the hotel possesses a plethora of original details and features including mullioned windows, Jacobean fireplaces, a rare oakwell staircase, authentic tapestries and moulded ceilings.

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St John Ambulance on Standby at Notting Hill Carnival to Help People Keep Safe While They Party

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As Europe’s biggest street party swings into action in the Capital, St John Ambulance will join forces with the London Ambulance Service to keep the visitors to Notting Hill Carnival safe while they party over the weekend.

With around one million revellers expected to attend the Carnival, over 200 trained St John Ambulance first aiders, nurses, doctors, paramedics and ambulance crews will ensure any partygoer who needs support receives it.

Ten treatment centres will be strategically positioned along the Carnival route, ready to treat minor injuries such as cuts and blisters, as well as potentially life threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, diabetic emergencies or seizures, which have been a feature of past events.

St John Ambulance will also be staffing 15 ambulances and working closely with the London Ambulance Service to provide Medical Response Teams (MRT) who are specially trained to work in large crowds. The high-tech treatment centres will have life support facilities similar to those of a military field hospital, including medical gases and automated external defibrillators.

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Food Through the Ages

398987_num991568_600x600The Geffrye Museum has collaborated with Matt Phelps from Funthyme Dining and Events to present ‘Food Through The Ages’, a unique and special evening combining historic food and interiors.

Guests will step back in time to experience how previous generations dined set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Geffrye Museum. The evening will comprise a chance to explore the museum’s period rooms from 1600 to the present day, followed by a 3-course meal with canapés in the restaurant. The menu will feature an historic drink on arrival, canapés and a starter from the 16th and 17th Centuries, a feasting-style main course from the 18th Century to reflect the 300 year anniversary of the Geffrye almshouse buildings and a celebratory dessert to mark the Geffrye’s centenary as a museum.

Introducing each course will be Kate Colquhoun, food historian and author of ‘Taste – The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking’.

Set in elegant 18th century buildings surrounded by gardens in Shoreditch, East London, the Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London.  A series of period rooms and gardens show how such homes have been used and furnished over time, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behavior, as well as style, fashion and taste.

2014 marks two significant anniversaries for the Geffrye: 100 years since the museum first opened, and 300 years since the almshouses in which it sits opened to house London’s poor and elderly.  To celebrate, a full programme of exhibitions and events is being run throughout the year.

Tickets are £50 each and advance booking is essential via the Geffrye’s booking office on 020 7749 6024 or bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk.  BYOB to accompany the meal.

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The 12th London African Music Festival – 19th – 28th September 2014

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The 2014 London African Music Festival will run for 10 days, across 16 London venues, produced by 10 producers under the direction of founder Biyi Adepegba of Joyful Noise.

2014 line-up:This year’s festival features the likes of BOMBINO (Niger), SEKOUBA BAMBINO (Guinea), KANDA BONGO MAN (Congo), vocalist GHALIA BENALI (Tunisia), RISE KAGONA of Bhundu Boys fame (Malawi), KING AYISOBA (Ghana), vocalist COCO MBASSI (Cameroon) andviolist SAMY BISHAI (Egypt). Making their London debut are Malian singer MAMANI KEITA (Mali) and Swedish/Senegalese couple SOUSOU and MAHER CISSOKO. DJ VOODOO FUNK (aka DJ Frank Gossner) presents his treasure of vinyl records he collected on his travel through Africa.

Two mainstay of British-African music guitarist ABDUL TEE-JAY (Sierra Leone) and pianist JUWON OGUNGBE (UK/Nigeria) play solo in the afternoon at the Green Note Club. The British-Ghanaian funk band YAABA FUNK and Nigerian afrobeat band THE RHYTHMS are two bands that know how to put the funk in the grooves adding to the ten days of wonderful music.

Check out the full line-up here.

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Event Hire supplied furniture to the Bakewell Show

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One of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with nearly 200 years of history, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to the diverse event it is today with something for everybody.

Over almost two centuries the face of farming has changed beyond recognition, Bakewell Show – known as The Little Royal – has gone from strength to strength, building a well-deserved reputation as the friendliest show in Britain. Organised by Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Society, which has its roots in that first meeting of farmers and landowners, Bakewell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK.

It has battled through a number of crises, from facing financial ruin in 1909 when the Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire agreed to underwrite the event ‘for the foreseeable future’, to the most recent foot-and-mouth outbreak during which it was one of the few shows to go ahead – without animals.

Over the years it has evolved from a strictly agricultural event, where local farmers would vie with the gentry for championship titles, to a show which reflects the diversity of farming and the countryside today.

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Enigma Machine, Paul MacCartney’s Front Door and Apollo 13 Mission Log up for Auction at Christie’s

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Christie’s London invite you to view an eclectic selection of fascinating items celebrating the joy of the unconventional. These rare and extraordinary works will be offered in the Out of the Ordinary sale on 3 September 2014 and will be on free public exhibition throughout August.

TOP LOTS 

Leading the sale is an extremely rare LATE MEDIEVAL BROADSWORD with earlier Viking blade and bearing the arms of the De Bohun family (estimate: £80,000 – 120,000). The sword’s illustrious story begins in the 11th century where it was possibly captured at the Battle of Hastings by Humphrey De Bohun and later remounted to become a family sword. Several generations later Sir Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Essex, fought in the Battle of Bannockburn where he witnessed his young nephew Henry de Bohun fall victim to King Robert’s axe, and joined the retreat after it became clear on the second day of fighting that victory belonged to the Scots.

The winner’s prize of a private wager between the Managing Director and Chairman of Harrods, Sir Richard Woodman Burbidge and Harry Gordon Selfridge, the owner of Selfridges: a SILVER REPLICA OF HARRODS (estimate: £70,000 – 100,000). On 4 January 1917 Gordon Selfridge wagered Sir Richard Woodman Burbidge that within six years that Selfridge’s would overtake and pass Harrods in annual returns. In 1927 Sir Richard, now chairman of Harrods, wrote to Mr. Selfridge to claim his prize, however, he asked that the wager might be varied slightly. Although he had great admiration for his competitor’s store he preferred a model of his own.

Further highlights include:

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Eva Green is the new face of Campari

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Eva Green is the new face of Campari and will feature on the Campari Calendar 2015. Called Mythology Mixology, photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten and Eva Green will take us through time to focus on the history of Campari. Every month of the year will be devoted to a cocktail and a different time, with Eva Green dressed in period style.

You can see some behind the scenes images below along with Eva Green talking about the project.

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Photos via Campari/Francesco Pizzo

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