Thursday, 25 November 2010
I am often asked by people thinking about running an event as to when there is a gap in the calendar. Unsurprisingly, the summer is a difficult time to squeeze an event in as so much competition is there. Well here's my tip - try November. Apart from the many carnivals earlier in the month, there is very little that is established in the annual event calendar. The last weekend or two have the start of Christmas gift shows and fairs but really Christmas does not become a disruptive influence to events until closer to the end of the month. As far as the feared weather goes, well the mildness in the first half of November was perfect. So, think about it. May be this time next year you will be eagerly promoting your own event and letting me know about it. For those who don't like shopping or carnivals, there is nothing much to do in November and you can be ideally placed to take advantage.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Like it, or loath it, the traditional British holiday centre does entertainment well. And last night, Butlins in Minehead delivered what it knows best. Indeed, what I saw was one of the best live stage performances in my life. Diversity are superb, up there with ballet, backed by the most amazing music compilation. Bionic Boy was sublime, usually an hour into a show and I am thinking about making my excuses. This show was entrancing, venue superb