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Ted Walker - Keith Prowse Hospitality


 

The pursuits of Ted Walker bear a common thread of striving whether it’s treating guests to memorable hospitality in iconic venues - or barrelling A-Frame waves in tropical oceans in his spare time. 

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World Travel Awards

What do Dukes Hotel, Welcome to Yorkshire and Virgin Atlantic have in common? They were the few English brands that picked up gongs at the World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar recently. Sat Bal (30 Jan 12)

Hull-Freedom-Festival
Yorkshire’s Hull Freedom Festival

 

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The MTV Fanwalk - Red Carpet

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

In 2008 MTV stirred the passion of young music fans the world over – an enthusiasm that was harnessed and made manifest through an initiative dubbed ‘Fanwalk’. This initiative both tested and nurtured MTV music fans by putting them through their paces with a gruelling walk from London to Liverpool.  The carrot? A ticket for each selected Fanwalker to attend the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.  Sat Bal (10 Dec '11)

 

Liverpool was the host city in 2008 and MTV wanted a way of measuring fans’ enthusiasm for its big awards show. That metric became the Fanwalk and it has since evolved into a 360-degree engagement between MTV and its fans and, more significantly, between the fans themselves. 

Here’s how…

The Fanwalk proceeds

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Clothes Show Live '11

Clothes Show Live in association with Suzuki returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd of December for six days of fashion. Abigail Parkin (7 Nov '11).

George Lamb and Parade

 

George Lamb will be manning The Style Show, the place to get all of your designer garments. A Clothes Show Live regular George will be sharing his style tips as well as presenting every day in the Fashion Theatre.  Stylist and BINTM presenter Grace Woodward will be joining George on stage from Friday 2 - Sunday 4 December.

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Dead good time at Winterwell

 

Winterwell, the organisers of the eponymous summer festival, are it at again with Halloween party ‘The Cursed and the Damned’ on 29 October at London’s Film Plus Studios. Chris Page (12 Oct 11)

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Cameron House butler service

 

Cameron House has introduced ‘Scotland’s first butler service in a five-star property’ in the shape of master butler, George Telford. Guests can now enjoy his 30-year experience of servicing the demanding whims of royalty, celebrities and wealthy, prominent families in mansions, palaces and luxury yachts across the globe for almost 30 years. Abigail Parkin (11 Oct 11)

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Global Gathering enchant their VIPs

 

This summer GlobalGathering are bringing luxury to Long Marston Airfield. Events company Halo will be creating VIP Fields and an enchanted VIP woods to complement the festival’s luxury camping experience. Abigail Parkin (7 Jul ‘11)

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Slumming it in style...

Say farewell to unwashed weekends and frizzy hair and hello to solar-powered private showers and every GHD lover’s festival dream; electrical power sockets! The British summer festival presents its softer side. Abigail Parkin (12 Jun 11)

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Glastonbury VIPs lord it with LBHQ and Halo

Planning to revolutionise the festival arena and the way festival VIPs party, LBHQ and The Halo Group has developed an innovative structure that hits Glastonbury this summer. Abigail Parkin (25 May 11)

 

By simplifying and reducing build times, and easing the ability of incorporating themes within the modular system means The Halo structure promises to revolutionise the look and impact of structures across the live events industry as a whole.

The collaboration with LBHQ will see a cutting edge creation within one of the festivals leading fields, Shangri-La. Cladding and production features can be easily added to the skeletal frame allowing a huge amount of artistic license.

“The festival experience has evolved over the last few years challenging brands and production teams to deliver experiential activations that stand out and offer a different experience to what people have seen before,” commented Sam Matthews, creative director of The Halo Group. “We believe our system will carve a new level of experimentation and creativity into the live events arena and we’re thrilled to be working with similarly creative-minded people at Shangri-La and Lovebullets this year allowing us to use our system to its full potential.”

The two-floor Halo Group structure will offer guests a downstairs party area whilst, LBHQ have created an upstairs chill out and cocktail lounge for VIPs. Envisage slippers, smoking jackets and cigars. A relaxed and cosy ambience, lounging on Chesterfield sofas, sipping a special Barrio bar cocktail watching the world go by on the balcony surrounded by luxurious rouge gathered curtains and atmospheric mood lighting...a vast contrast to the hectic shenanigans of the Shangri-La below.

 

 

The structure will be showcased on the 22nd – 26th June, LBHQ in the Shangri-La arena, Glastonbury Festival.

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Secret Garden Party art bursary

The Secret Garden Party 2011 is set to play host to a myriad of sensual delights with Blondie leading the stage charge. With the musical and artistic offerings continuing to stack up the Red Carpet team are already hard pressed to decide what will be their Secret Garden highlight this year. Abigail Parkin searches out her warpaint (18 April 11).

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