Event Spark – A Night In Hollywood

In-keeping with our ethos of supporting and giving something back to the local community, we have given our time to work with a group of hugely talented and passionate students from Farnborough Academy in Clifton to create their first event, from scratch.

A Night in Hollywood!

Starting late last year with a presentation to the school we searched out students with a real interest in creating beautiful events.  Once the group had been formed and under direction of our Events Director, Alice, they sat down to decide on their concept.  After much deliberation it was decided that they wanted their event to raise awareness of social issues in Nottingham and that they wanted to raise urgently needed funds to support homelessness in the City.

Events is a fantastic industry to be involved in. It is challenging, confidence building and a wonderful outlet for anyone with a passion for creativity.  The guys from Farnborough have worked very hard to make this happen, even down to painting their own table centres.  This a great opportunity for local people and companies to get behind an event which will benefit the community on multiple levels.

‘A Night in Hollywood’ takes place on Friday 25th May from 6pm at The Hope Centre in Clifton and tickets are available at £6.00 per person including food and a welcome drink.

Call Rachel Boseley at the Farnborough Academy on 0115 974 4444 to book your tickets or to make a donation to support the children and this fantastic cause.

Beers with the England Boys 2018

This year’s Beers with the England Boys is going to be a little bit special and we only have a few tickets remaining!

Hosted by Jim Hamilton, join us on Wednesday 25th April at the Jam House in Birmingham and once again revel in the company of past and present Rugby legends including; Neil Back, Sam Vesty, Louis Deacon, James Haskell, Graham Rowntree and Donncha O’Callaghan!

As mentioned to celebrate turning 10, we’re planning something extra special! Of course, we can’t tell you all the secrets, you will have to be there to believe it!

As you know, this event is not just about good food and company. Each year we raise money for the wonderful Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year, with your amazing support we managed to raise over £20,000 which aided the development of the Get Busy Living Centre. So please, round up some friends and family and come and support the great work they do!

Tickets are £65 +VAT which includes a welcome drink, canapes and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon.

Email:  alice@bluemondayevents.com  or call 03333 221110 for tickets.


Wearable Events

As society advances and breakthroughs in AI (artificial intelligence) surface, we are beginning to see the rise in technology creeping into our day-to-day events. It’s more than likely that you have been; ‘scanned’ into an event, ‘beeped’ through a turnstile or taken part in a live streaming via social media.

When technology is used correctly, it is possible to integrate it into an event with ease and it adds great value. For example: used at conferences and business events, it allows organisers to track, gather and collect attendee’s data. This data then becomes invaluable for keeping an eye on any emerging or marketing trends.

Fundraising Events

Furthermore, a great example of how technology is now assumed is within Fundraising. Silent and Live Auctions have been a staple go-to for companies when raising much needed funds for Charity. Competitors offering tech-only Silent Auctions will argue that this solution provides the best results. However, with 15 years of experience and the ability to offer either option (paper or tech) it has become obvious to Blue Monday Silent Auctions that this is far from the truth.

Undoubtedly, there are certain events where ‘tech’ is the right route to go, but there are many more scenarios where the fundraising solution needs to be considered far more carefully as ultimately this will enable a greater number of attendees to feel engaged.

Is it fair to argue that due to the steep incline of technology featuring at large scale events, the requirement from Clients is apparent and assumed?

This is an exciting time for the Events world and at present it appears technology is only going to amaze us time and time again!

10th Anniversary for Beers With The England Boys

March 2018 will see the 10th year of this knock out rugby event!  We can hardly believe it ourselves – 10 years since we held the very first evening with some of the most legendary rugby stars.  This event has become of the of the biggest events on the rugby calendar, and rugby fans scramble each year to get their hands on tickets.

The night is held at the seriously cool Jam House in Birmingham.  It’s an informal evening with drinks, canape, live music and entertainment.  It would feel like a regular night out with mates were in not for the fact that you are mingling with some of the biggest names in rugby!

Previous stars attending this awesome event are Manu Tuilagi, Danny Cipriani, Mark Cueto, Mike Tindall, Martin Corry, Phil Vickery, Lewis Moody, Mike Catt, Andy Gomersall, Ben Kay and Tom Croft.

To mark the 10th year of Beers With The England Boys we’re planning something extra special.  Of course we can’t tell you all our secrets, you’ll have to be there!

Tickets are £65 +vat which includes a welcome drink, canape and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon!

Call us on 03333 221110 or email info@bluemondayevents.com

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Fund Manager of The Year 2017

The Royal Albert Hall was the magnificent venue for this annual event on the Blue Monday calendar.

It’s always a big one, and this year was no different.  Live music, comedic performances and wonderful auction prizes were the order of the evening.

The Chickenshed Theatre Company (whom we were raising money for) put in a brilliantly entertaining performance.

Thank you to everyone who made us so welcome at the Royal Albert Hall and to everyone who got involved in the silent auction, your support is so important.

We’re looking forward to next year’s event already!

British Insurance Awards 2017

The Blue Monday crew headed down to the fabulous Royal Albert Hall at the beginning of this month for the British Insurance Awards 2017.

On one of the hottest evenings of the year so far, the silent auction team set to work in this stunning venue.

The awards are run in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society – a truly amazing charity for which the team helped raise another brilliant amount for on the evening.

Guest numbers were approximately 1,700 and wow did they know how to party!

A wonderfully successful night for the charity, and good fun was had by all.  Thank you to all the events team at The Royal albert Hall for making us feel so welcome.