Event Management Made Easy
Brits of all ages armed with picnics and blankets have been coming out in force with their friends and family to enjoy Hollywood classics and blockbuster favourites in the open air of British Summer time. The Economist recently reported that there has been a sudden rise in the popularity of pop up outdoor cinema screenings across the UK.
Each cinema screening can be tailored tot it's location, with the options to add deck chairs, fake grass, food trucks, a bar, photo booth and themed props. Screenings can also have the option to be open air or covered with films that can be chosen to suit a range of demographics and ages.
Travel Weekly found that more brits opted for a 'staycation' in 2019 than ever before and this is set to increase for summer 2020.
Each beach can be tailored to it's location, with the options for real life sand beaches, deck chairs, buckets and spades, licensed bars, food trucks, ice cream vans, a fairground, donkey rides and even Punch and Judy! Beaches also have the option to be open air or covered.
Hosting a summer beach is a great way for towns and cities which normally wouldn't play host to the traditional summer holiday to help boost tourism and the summer economy!
With UK summer temperatures increasing every year its no wonder that the British beer gardens are reporting record sales year on year. With the recent revival of Gin and aesthetically pleasing drinks, people are expecting more from the environments they're choosing to drink in. Themed outdoor activations ran by Aperol and Smirnoff have been a catalyst for this change.
Summer Beer Gardens can include licensed bars, tables and benches, live music and DJ's, photo booths, flower walls, fake grass and much more décor!
Research by Caterer.com has shown that the estimated value of street food markets in the UK is £1.2bn, with 1 in 4 of us eating food from a street food market at least monthly. Owner of Manchester’s Mackie Mayor street food markets explains the popularity of street food markets is due to ‘People lust after spending time with other people in real time, eating, drinking, people watching – they always have and always will, we’re hard wired, it’s part of being human,”. Street Food Markets are suitable for all ages and demographics and provide a different element to many destinations’ community events portfolio.
Every street food market can be tailored to the location, highlighting the areas local produce or representing an areas different cultures through the shared experience of food, drink and live music. Each street food market can be customised to fit with the time of year and add another attraction to holiday celebrations
Barrow City Council found that the introduction of a monthly street food market was the catalyst to reviving the town centre!
Immersive experiences are currently growing at an incredible rate, with the most popular being horror style events. Alton towers scarefest is one of the most quickly growing events in the UK. With installations, mazes and actors, scarefest brings Halloween to life and provides an alternative and unique event for the time of year. This event can be tailored to any age group and is suitable for all demographics.
A scarefest event is a great way to increase tourism into any town or city, in a time of year that normally see’s a dip. Each event can be tailored to an areas requirements, with different walk through installations and mazes, fairground rides and food traders.
Beer Tourism is on the rise and set to rise in 2020. There are more independent brewers in the UK than ever before. The society of independent brewers found that beer lovers are choosing ‘beer experiences’ more and more to interact with craft beer brewers. Not only are to beer festivals provide a great platform for local brewers to showcase their beer, punters can also enjoy, local food traders, live music and beer talks.
Every beer festival can be tailored to the location, highlighting the areas local produce or representing an areas different cultures through the shared experience of beer, cider and music. Beer festivals also have the option of taking on a Bavarian/ Oktober fest theme.
Thought we left roller skating in the 80’s? Think again. With the recent rise in roller derby and roller rink club nights, roller skating is the new trend people are dying to try. Not only can punter enjoy skating round the roller rinks to the greatest hits from the 80’s, but a bar, food and a photo booth are also available. This fun attraction is suitable for all ages and demographics and provides a different element to many destinations’ tourism portfolio.
A popup roller rink is a great way to increase tourism into any town or city.
Every Roller Rink is designed and scaled to fit the event space, with the option for it to be covered or open air. The rink will be able to provide a skate rental, as well as knee and elbow pads.
Winter Wonderlands have become an integral part of a town or cities Christmas celebrations with many adding in a seasonal pop up ice rink. This fun winter attraction is suitable for all ages and demographics and provides a different element to many destinations winter tourism portfolio. Research carried out by LDC in 2018 found that outdoor Christmas attractions such as Winter Wonderlands and Pop-up ice rinks increase footfall around the event by an average of 7.9%.
The Bid Events team have been involved in delivering Ice rinks to several major towns and cities including: Edinburgh Christmas, Nottingham Winter Wonderland, Liverpool One, Staffordshire Winter Wonderland, Watford Big Skate, Romford, Manchester Cathedral, Gardens & Winter Wonderland Stoke on Trent. Each Winter Wonderland is designed to for purpose and can include a Santa’s Grotto, a fair ground, food concessions, pop-up bar and even an ice rink. Every ice rink is designed and scaled to fit the event space, with the option for it to be covered or open air.
Every Ice Rink is made with real ice!
The BVEP conducted a study in 2014 which concluded the conference and meetings industry accounted for the largest proportion of the events sector worth £19.2 billion (46.2% of the whole events sector). Conference and meetings can be on any scale from a small meeting with 5 board members, a networking brunch with 50 attendees or even a conference with over 1000 delegates.
By finding and using interesting venues, creating unique and interesting spaces and encouraging members to continuously actively participate in the event, there is an overall increase in events satisfaction. Not only does hosting a meeting or event boost productivity but also allows attendees to create, build and nurture meaningful relationships. An significant awareness is also established around the host and the institution represented in the mind of the participants attending the conference or meeting
Celebrate the Street is the perfect way to bring the community together. With the rise of street food vendors in the UK food, the increased popularity with urban street music, dance, and performance. The UK is proudly culturally diverse, and this event is a great way to increase community cohesion and bring together multiple community groups. Celebrate the streets will proudly show case street art. This can be anything from public art, to pavement art, to street artists creating real life art in front of punter eyes, even hosting workshops for attendees to enjoy.
The workshops can be anything from sculpture, to photography, to painting, drawing and spray painting. Street dance troupes will entertain the crowds, as well as buskers, steel pan bands, pan pipe groups to name a few. Jugglers, fire breathers, human statues and puppeteers will also add another dimension of entertainment to this event. Plenty of street food vendors will be available showcasing flavours from all over, some even giving demonstrations and talks.
Bid events will liaise with local street food vendors, performers and artists to make this a truly community event!
Increasingly throughout the UK Illumination events are becoming a great way to bring people to a town or city centre as the winter nights become longer. Illumination events can include fun and bright displays of light and music, with the increased popular additions of lantern parades and projection mapping shows.
An Illuminations event is designed to work with each event space. Illuminations have the option to also be tailored to a holiday celebration (Halloween or Christmas). Lantern parades are extremely popular throughout the UK and are a great way to increase participation and bring people together.
Fireworks displays are an iconic part of the yearly event calendar, well planned and executed firework displays are always a great hit with the local community. With food and fairground rides bringing people of all ages and demographics together to celebrate.
A fireworks event is a great way to increase tourism into any town or city!
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