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The Riverside Rooms
The London Dungeon
Movies at Madame Tussauds
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
SEA LIFE Brighton Aquarium
Awards dinner with stage
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Time to move on
16 Nov 2012
Brands with a long history in a location are sometimes so integral to the location that the brand and location become one.For event venues the chance to move to another location is deemed as a benefit most of the time, new market, new venue,etc.
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Bringing Magic to Your Event
01 Nov 2012
This month we partnered with Sternberg Clarke to demonstrate to you, our event audience that magic can be creative. We know what you are thinking…..rabbits out of hats? Stay with me on this one, you know we are better than that!
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The Secret Behind the Scare
25 Oct 2012
We are really excited for tomorrow’s Halloween Party at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium which will feature a scare maze with live actors from London’s chamber of horrors! In preparation we have tracked down Nathan Plant and Gyles Figura-Drane, two of the actors who are trained to scare the life out of you at Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors!
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Christmas Events Without Magic
18 Oct 2012
The venue has been booked the catering may have been chosen, now what else do you need to give your Christmas Party Magic?
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15 Oct 2012
For a great Halloween party the music has to be a combination of the usual dance floor anthems mixed up with a selection of spooky classics, and we all know what they are! I also mix up spooky sound effects over the top of my set to make an even better experience. If the venue has screens or TV monitors then an optical experience can be created with visuals and music videos; clips of horror films are great and will also add to the Halloween atmosphere of the party.
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01 Oct 2012
As Halloween looms, Merlin Events wants to know what you think makes a Halloween party so terrifyingly exciting you scream with delight.It is believed that Halloween initially incorporated traditions from festivals honouring the dead. It seems that nowadays we still honour these traditions by resurrecting the same old Halloween themes.
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Exhibitions do they have a place in 2012?
26 Sep 2012
Having been in the events industry since about 1992, I can recall in 2002 I was exhibiting at Crème a secretary show, Confex, RSVP, World Travel Market and EIBTM along with a few sales missions to the U.S.This was a time when I stopped printing costly, big, glossy brochures that went out of date the week after print. Merlin Events changed to a magazine format that ran for 5 years; some of you may remember it ‘Eventspiration’.The internet was getting faster and we had just uploaded a new website which was becoming, along with word of mouth, our key source of business.
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Whats your budget?
14 Sep 2012
One of the first questions my team will ask a client is “what is your budget?” Yet so many respond with “oh we don’t have one” or “I would rather not tell you”.Firstly, I find it unbelievable that clients are actually contacting venues when they do not have a budget. What a waste of everyone’s time!
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In search of Kate
31 Aug 2012
On Tuesday 28th August, our Kate Factor winner Nicola Maher attended her first Royal Appointment.Here at Merlin Events, we partnered with top entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke to find the nation’s next undiscovered Kate Middleton lookalike all via our Facebook page.
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21 Aug 2012
I can guarantee I would not be doing the job I am right now if I had not completed a placement within the ‘industry’ at Merlin Events. It’s all well and good studying Events Management at University, but I cannot stress the importance of real world experience enough – it provides a full circle view of everything that goes into organising an event.
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