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Church House Westminster welcomes new Event Coordinator

Sharnez Ritchie at Church House Westminster

Sharnez Ritchie at Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster has welcomed a new member to its events team.

Sharnez Ritchie has joined the central London venue as an Event Coordinator, having previously worked for another venue in the capital. In her role, she will work across the event planning portfolio from taking enquiries to assisting with the running of client events.

Of her appointment Sharnez commented: “Working at Church House Westminster offers a great opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients on their events, and to also broaden my own skills and experience of the industry by working with a dedicated and knowledgeable team.Continue reading

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2017 Teach First cohorts are Well Met (Conferencing) in Leeds

Teach First at Well Met Conferencing

Teach First at Well Met Conferencing

Teach First will return for the fourth consecutive year to Leeds on 31 July, with 3,000 trainee teachers and industry professionals arriving into the city through the main gateway of Leeds Train Station. Hosted by Well Met, the conferencing office at Leeds Beckett University, the ultimate week of Teach First’s five week Summer Institute training residential at the Rose Bowl, between 31 July – 4 August.

The UK’s foremost teacher training residential, which kicks off with the Teacher Development Conference on 31 July and 1 August, will see the whole 2017 cohort coming together in Leeds. Continue reading

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Strike a chord at Searcys at Vintners’ Hall

Searcys at Vintners' Hall

Searcys at Vintners’ Hall

Vintners’ Hall is offering complementary classical music to accompany events in November 2017.

The November Notes package has been created in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, who will provide the musicians.

November Notes was showcased at an exclusive buyer event on the venue’s Roof Terrace on 24th July. A representative from Shard Financial Media attended the event and commented: “I have walked past this venue on many occasions and I never knew it existed, we’re already discussing some upcoming events that we know our clients would love to host here. Continue reading

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Fun all summer long at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Coventry Transport Museum

Creative Car Factory at Coventry Transport Museum

Creative Car Factory at Coventry Transport Museum

At the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum the summer holiday fun kicks off on Friday 28 July with a Viking-themed family day of crafts, face painting, weaponry displays, warrior dance workshops and award-winning storytellers Annamation. Visitors can also explore the summer exhibition, Fearsome Craftsmen: Discover the Artistry of the Viking World including a unique family friendly Viking settlement and real examples of Viking crafts. Younger children can enjoy the special Early Years play space A Very Viking Voyage.

Throughout the holidays there is a huge choice of craft workshops with a different activity every day – from sparkly fish and seascapes to pretend campfires and cloud spinning, explore the Viking world of crafts, combat, mythology and much more. Continue reading

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Wiltshire Council Resolve To Grant Planning Permission For New Longleat Hotel at Longleat Safari Park

Illustration showing how Longleat Hotel Resort could look

Illustration showing how Longleat Hotel Resort could look

Longleat’s plans to build a new 240 room hotel, with water park and business conference facilities on the edge of its Estate near Warminster have been approved by Wiltshire Council, subject to views of Highways England on the impact of the proposal to the strategic road network.

The approval provides a green light for the development which, it is anticipated, will further boost the local economy and create 300 new jobs, while providing much-needed additional family orientated hotel accommodation in the area. Continue reading

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ThundersportsGB Heads Back To Rockingham Motor Speedway For Weekend Of Great Motorcycle Racing

ThundersportsGB at Rockingham Motor Speedway

ThundersportsGB at Rockingham Motor Speedway

The motor racing action switches to two wheels at Rockingham this weekend (July 29/30) when the Northamptonshire circuit hosts one of the UK’s largest bike race series.

Now an annual date on the Rockingham race calendar, ThundersportGB is the most exciting and varied series in British motorcycle racing with nine different classes being contested over 34 races.

Tickets are £12 in advance with free entry for children aged 15 and under – so a family of four can enjoy a day’s racing for just £24! With qualifying plus 16 races on Saturday and a further 18 on Sunday, either day offers great value for money. Continue reading

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Sundial Group Hotels Earn TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 7th Year in a Row

Sundial Group's Highgate House

Sundial Group’s Highgate House

Sundial Group’s two business hotels, Highgate House in Northamptonshire and Woodside in Warwickshire, have earned a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in recognition of providing exceptional customer service, an accolade received now for seven consecutive years.

Celebrating excellence in hospitality, the Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor in the past year, and is only given to establishments that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. Continue reading

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Longleat Safari Park In Bid To Save World’s Rarest Rhino

Trio of Female Southern White Rhinos at Longleat Safari Park

Trio of Female Southern White Rhinos at Longleat Safari Park

Longleat is playing a vital role in a last ditch international race to save the world’s rarest rhino from extinction.

The northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), whose wild population was estimated in the thousands as recently as 1960, was virtually wiped out in the 2000s due to poaching.

Today only three individuals are left; an elderly male and two females. All three are kept under strict armed security at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

The last remaining male, Sudan, is now 43 years old and reaching the end of his life. Both surviving females have medical problems which prevent them from conceiving naturally. Continue reading

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The Tale Bar, Playboy Club Mayfair London’s Spaces Make For An Unforgettable Event

The Tale Bar, Playboy Club Mayfair London

The Tale Bar, Playboy Club Mayfair London

Playboy Club is iconic. Our spaces make for an unforgettable corporate event, product launch, drinks gathering or party extravaganza. Playboy Club London really is the perfect venue. Impressive champagne towers, world class cocktails, superb food and exemplary service – we are here to ensure every event has added sparkle.

The Tale Bar is a new cocktail lounge with a truly unique twist. On arrival you are immediately immersed in classic Playboy past. Vintage imagery and memorabilia, timeless cocktails, and iconic Bunny service celebrate the essence of Playboy’s heritage and innate sophistication. Continue reading

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First Hire Space Awards to take place at Landing Forty Two

First Hire Space Awards

First Hire Space Awards

The inaugural Hire Space Awards are to take place at Landing Forty Two, at the Leadenhall Building on 24th October 2017, it has been announced.

The awards celebrate the best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event bookers from across the UK.

The evening will draw 200 events industry professionals to Landing Forty Two, London’s highest dedicated events space. The event will feature a three course dinner courtesy of Moving Venue. Continue reading

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