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Media Release: Can you help people discover Leicester’s past?

Can you help people discover Leicester’s past?

 Are you a local history enthusiast? Could you use your knowledge to help other people learn more about our great city?

 Leicester City Council is looking for volunteers to lead guided walks around historic parts of the city.  The tours aim to help Leicester’s residents understand the city’s past, and the rich historical significance of buildings and monuments they walk past every day.

 “We’re looking for people with a passion for history who can bring the past to life for our city’s residents,” said Voluntary Action LeicesterShire’s Jim McCallum, who is helping recruit the volunteers. “Enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers can help people discover the past on their doorstep and make them see the city they live in from a fresh perspective.”


For more information come along to the Guildhall, Leicester on Saturday 12 November from 1.30pm to 2.30pm or call the Helpline at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire on 0116 257 5050.




For media enquiries, or to arrange an interview, contact Daisy Powell at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire on 07814 052789

Majestic Christmas at Concorde events to be produced by Holland Alexander

Media release

Issue date 18th October 2011                                

Majestic Christmas at Concorde events to be produced

by Holland Alexander

One of the most iconic pieces of British engineering is to be the backdrop for a superb series of Christmas events at the Concorde Conference Centre at ManchesterAirport.

Having recently won the production for the end of year Christmas event for the team atManchesterAirport, the Leicester andLondonbased events agency, Holland Alexander has gone one step further in creating additional Christmas events.

What was the Queen’s Concorde, the aircraft provides a unique setting and combined with stunning lighting and a high quality hospitality package, the events are set to create an amazing experience. The events are being held on Thursday 15th December and Saturday 17th December.

Holland Alexander Managing Director, Louise Holland said “We have produced several events forManchesterAirportat the Concorde Conference Centre this year so it seemed a natural extension to package a Christmas experience event.

The Majestic Christmas at Concorde hospitality package has been priced lower than average for such an event, however having reflected on the current economic climate we wanted to be sympathetic to tighter budgets with a need more than ever for employers to say thank you at the end of the year with a quality and enjoyable night out for their teams.”

Organisations wanting to book a majestic Christmas event please contact Holland Alexander the event producers via online at www.hollandalexander.com/concordechristmas or please call 0116 261 6867 to speak to a member of the team.



 Notes to Editors:

Holland Alexander. Events management and events technical production, marketing, PR, and film production are the range of services the agency provides to public and private sector clients. Based in Leicester andLondonstudios with collective 50 year experience, Holland Alexander has a strong media and professional business network.

 Our strengths we bring to the client are expertise, creativity & all out commitment to deliver a great result.


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 For further information contact Louise Holland. Managing Director atHollandAlexander.

Contact 0116 2616868 or louise@hollandalexander.com









REM Lincolnshire Heritage Awards Winners


press release                                                                     



County museums are award winners 

Lincolnshire Museums and heritage sites were announced as award winners at the Renaissance Heritage Awards award ceremony held at Alford Manor House on 16 July 2010.

 The ceremony celebrated the work of museums and heritage collections throughout the county, with St Katherine’s – 900 years of History Heritage and Cultural Centre winning Museum of the Year.

The Awards, supported by Renaissance East Midlands, are in their fourth year, recognising excellence in museums and heritage across the county. 

The 2010 winners are:

Best Event 2010

Winner: The Collection for Games Through The Ages

Best Exhibition 2010

Winner: The Collection and Lincolnshire Archives for Tennyson Transformed – Alfred Tennyson and Visual Culture 

Inspiration Award for Best Special Project 2010

Winner: Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum for New Building  

Work with Children and Young People 2010

Winner: Alford Manor House for ESAP – Extended Schools Arts project

Collections Care and Development 2010

Winner: Louth Museum for Creation of management database of Louth Museum’s collection

Best Student Placement Award 2010

Winner: Boston Guildhall and student Angela Waitland

 People’s Choice Award 2010

Winner: Church Farm Museum 

 Hannah Gould, Lincolnshire Museum Development Officer and the co-ordinator for the Awards, said: “Choosing one winner from the high quality of entrants has been a really difficult task for the judges this year. The awards ceremony celebrates the work of all our county’s museums and heritage collections and reminds us how lucky we are to have access to such diverse and such high quality venues and exhibitions, providing great days out for all the family in Lincolnshire”.


The Lincolnshire Renaissance Heritage Awards ceremony is today, Friday 16 July from 6.15 – 9pm, with the ceremony itself at 7pm.

Photo opportunity of the winners: 8.30pm or we can send images of the winners to you.

For more information and images contact: 

Hannah Gould on 01507 329233 hannah.gould@leics.gov.uk or

Catherine Hallsworth on 0116 252 7392  catherine.hallsworth@leicester.gov.uk

 Notes to Editors

The Lincolnshire Renaissance Heritage Awards are part of the East Midlands Renaissance Heritage Awards and similar awards are happening in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and Rutland. 

 Renaissance is a £150 million programme to transform England’s regional museums. For the first time, investment from central government is helping regional museums across the country to raise their standards and deliver real results in support of education, learning, community development and economic regeneration. Renaissance is helping museums to meet people’s changing needs – and to change people’s lives. 

 Holland Alexander. Be Inspired. Events, Marketing & PR Agency. London & Leicester.


Our next placement student Cherie Rickets looks forward

Our April placement student has very kindly written a blog for us. Having just completed the De Montfort University Cultural Exchanges festvial, she is about to partake in a months long work placement with holland alexander. We asked her to discuss the experience she has gained and what she hopes to acheive during her time at holland alexander.

As a third year Arts management student the option of taking part in a student led festival called Cultural Exchanges was made available. Generally I have a keen interest in events management and would like to pursue a career in such an area. I quickly realised that through working on the Cultural Exchanges festival I would be able to gain necessary experience that would provide me with a basic platform of knowledge and understanding of what is needed to ensure success. I personally believe that within the events industry there is no such thing as perfection but the careful management of obscurities and possibly problematic circumstances. Throughout the Cultural Exchanges festival our small team was challenged by potentially difficult situations that could have impacted on the programmed events. However as we found out, team work is absolutely key in the deliverance of an event or festival. Working with my Cultural Exchange colleagues was amazing, we identified that the continuity of communication is a given but communicating the right information was crucial. As part of my BA Honours Arts Management course I am expected to organise and undertake a placement in an appropriate organisation. I chose Holland Alexander as I have found the organisation to be highly recommended and also have a broad scope of events. During the placement I hope to deepen my understanding of the events circuit and gain confidence in areas of working. Holland Alexander will help me to gain an additional outlook of what it means to be a team player and establish a better professional manner when dealing with cliental. As a temporary member, I intend to contribute possibly innovative ideas and organisational skills. Due to previous working experiences I have effectively delegated teams and completed tasks given; if an opportunity arises I will try my best to represent Holland Alexander. Eventually I would like to adopt an Eagle like persona when dealing with tasks/projects allocated; the initial target or goal is clear to see and is achieved through strategic planning accompanied by the power of team work.

Cherie Ricketts