Sometimes things go wrong…[prepare for the worst]

health and safety for events/music events

I was thinking about a conversation I had with one of my old music lecturers, where he told me about the days when he used to organise music events, back in the 70s. He told me about a particular event that went wrong and could have been a complete disaster. If I remember rightly, the […]

A recipe for cocktail making events

create, plan & manage events/parties

Whether it’s a fun evening with friends, part of a hen do, birthday party or a way motivate employees, cocktail making is a fun experience, where people spend the event learning a new skill – the ageless art of cocktail making. Plus if it’s in a bar, there is the advantage that it’ll save you […]

Underground Station for sale…potentially an unusual venue for events?


I came across this on IanVisits.  It looks like TFL are selling off a disused Underground Station in Shoreditch and this got me thinking – wouldn’t an Underground Station make an awesome venue for events? I guess it’s not ideal for meetings, due to the noise from passing trains, but would make an excellent setting for events […]

New! The Event Calendar for Event Planners

event tools

If you organise events check out my calendar of events and special dates. Whatever type of event(s) you organise this should help! Please note that it’s only new and has a while to go before most major UK events and dates for the whole year are in – but it’s getting there and If I’m […]

A guide of what to ask when visiting a venue, hotel or site when planning an events

create, plan & manage events/event planning/venues

The best way to work out whether a venue is suitable for an event is to go and see it. They say that the camera never lies, but I think that a massive pitful of the event industry is that venue websites and brochures have a tendency to use misleading images, only highlighting the best […]