Work Experience and Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking to offer work experience and volunteer opportunities for up to five people at one of our events on the weekend of 10th and 11th September.

Roles including working with the public and being front of house. Hours are from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.

 Please send your CV to by 26th August.


holland alexander. Events Management, Marketing and PR Company. Leicester and London Studios

Jenna’s first two weeks

Well I’ve just officially completed my first two weeks as an Apprentice Events Executive within the HA team and have had nothing but great experiences so far!

Not only have I been warmly welcomed within the HA office, (along with plentiful treats and teas!) i have been fully briefed and caught up to date with all the exciting events and projects happening along the pipeline!

 I’ve joined the team at a busy time, and not only have i been given a lot of responsibility with my own tasks and duties on a daily basis, but I’ve also been given the opportunity and have started work on planning and running my first event from start to finish along with colleague Claire!.. i can’t wait to get stuck in and learn all about the different skills and aspects required!

 Two weeks down, several client meetings, events and team talks completed – what will the next few months bring?!……


holland alexander. Event Management, Marketing and PR Company. Leicester and London

HA Summer eNews


“Diversity” it seems has been our communications world for the last quarter. Here’s a range of some of the great client projects we are working on from Manchester to Rutland to touching the magic of 2012, business is certainly fast paced..
Culture Club 13th June 2011
A year to go to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and this month the East Midlands team commissioned Holland Alexander to deliver for the third year the “Culture Club 2011” Conference held at The Core in Corby. 150 delegates heard from Paul Deighton, Chief Executive at LOCOG, Ruth Mackenzie, Head of the Cultural Olympiad and regional delivery teams from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The Torch Relay programme was another highlight in a packed speaker schedule combined with strong artistic performances by Joel Stickley, DjoeeTomakloe and the Four Winds Festival.
HA preferred technical supplier for Concorde Conference Centre
In April we worked with Manchester Airport in staging a trade event at the Concorde Conference Centre, branded as “Manchester Airport Rocks.” Our team designed and managed the technical production at the event. Having worked successfully together on the project, we are delighted to have been appointed as a preferred events technical supplier to the spectacular venue. If you are looking for a unique location (it’s next to the runway ..) and an impressive iconic backdrop for your next event, Concorde Conference Centre is a winner.
Four Winds Festival 25th and 26th June 2011
Our marketing and PR ideas were brought into the Four Winds Festival 2011 team back in March. In developing the public engagement campaign, we created a short film to be played on the BBC Big Screens in Leicester and Derby city centres. The film profiles the family 12noon to 4pm festival and the evening performance of The Way The Winds Blow. If you cannot wait until your next city centre, take a look at a commercial edit of film on our website. See film

The Way the Winds Blow It is the story of Rutland Water as told in an atmospheric treat of music, dance and choreographed sailing in the most dramatic of settings that Hannah Gordon will be bringing to life for the audience assembled on the banks of the south shore on the weekend of 25th and 26th June 2011. Tickets are on sale for the evening show at £5 concessions, £10 adults at

Good luck to Chris Baldwin and his production team for next weekend’s festival
Christmas 2011
We will take the strain so you can take to the dance floor… Holland Alexander is ready to organise your Christmas celebrations ensuring you get the best venue, preferred and rates for any size budget. From elegant hospitality to extravagant parties, we can design your Christmas events where you can entertain your clients or reward your staff with an end of year celebration that will be tough to compete with in 2012. Order with us before the end of July and we’ll throw in a 25% discount to help with the Christmas cheer.
Apprentice – Your Hired! Jenna joins HA
Sheffield University student Jenna Saunders joins the team this month. Jenna will take up her role as Apprentice Events Executive. Jenna will be working on a number of client events including organising a promotional tour in September. A warm welcome awaits Jenna, along with a reasonable amount of tea consumption. We drink a great deal of tea, daily.





Leicester Curve Theatre Opens Our Sporting Life Exhibition

Media Release 12 Jan 2011 – Leicester Curve Theatre Opens Our Sporting Life Exhibition

Leicester Curve Theatre Opens Our Sporting Life Exhibition Local Heroes and Forgotten Sporting Legends Celebrated.

8th February to 10th March 2011 The exhibition is part of the build towards the greatest ever exhibition of British sporting history to be held in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Curve Theatre is opening Our Sporting Life, a unique exhibition to reveal hidden sporting histories, forgotten heroes, objects and stories across Leicester and Leicestershire. The exhibition gives a taste of Leicester’s unique sporting position and celebrates culturally diverse sporting achievements, including the long history of the Highfield Rangers Football Club, the ancient custom of Bottle Kicking at Hallaton, an exploration of lesser known local sports clubs histories, as well as the remarkable fact of having top level football, rugby and cricket clubs in one city.

Press Preview: 11am Tuesday 8th February 2011, mezzanine level, Curve Theatre, Orton Square, Leicester. Please RSVP to or call 0116 261 6882

The exhibition is part of a series of Our Sporting Life exhibitions taking place across the country to provide a unique insight into how sport has shaped the country, its communities and people. People can also get involved and submit their stories and objects online via the Our Sporting Life website:

Highlights from each exhibition will become part of the greatest ever exhibition of British sporting life and heritage and will be held in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Objects and stories from the nations and regions will be joined by icons and treasures from our national sports, such as the Ashes Urn, Calcutta Cup, and the football from the 1966 World Cup Final to name a few.

Our Sporting Life Leicester has been produced in partnership with the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester University, Leicester City Council and is being hosted by Curve Theatre. The exhibition explores the unique sporting heritage of Leicester with highlights including:

· Leicester’s unique position in hosting the Special Olympics twice.

· The Hallaton Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scrum, a sporting event said to pre-date rugby and cricket that has taken place in the village of Hallaton each Easter Monday since medieval times.

· Leicester Speedway, the rise of speedway in Leicester from 1928 through to its recent rebirth at the new stadium at Beaumont Park.

· Highfield Rangers; one of Britain’s most successful African Caribbean-founded football clubs · Other highlights include Leicester’s role in developing professional cycling, a focus on Leicester’s strong boxing heritage, a look at lesser known sporting personalities and much more.

The De Montfort University Cultural Exchanges event in March will also include a special session as part of the exhibition programme about the recording of sporting heritage in the City. The session will include John Williams (University of Leicester) who is also part of the Our Sporting Life exhibition planning team.

Our Sporting Life is funded by Museums, Libraries, Archives Council (MLA) through its Innovation and Renaissance programmes, and created by the Sports Heritage Network, which comprises all the UK’s major sports museums and archives.

Prof. Richard Holt, Director of the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University says: “This exhibition reveals the exceptional richness of Leicester’s sporting heritage; ‘Our Sporting Life’ shows what sport of all kinds has meant to the people of Leicester and how it continues to foster community feeling.”

Paul Mainds, Chairman of Our Sporting Life project, says: “Sport is a pulsating artery of life in our communities. It brings people together and shapes us as individuals. Sporting objects and memorabilia provide particularly powerful and unique records of our lives and national events. Our Sporting Life exhibitions enable people to showcase the objects that tell the stories of their sporting lives and the story of sport in their community. “The best of these objects will be included in the major Our Sporting Life exhibition in London in 2012, sitting alongside national sporting icons and together represent the breadth of Britain’s contribution to the world of sport.” END

Further information Contact Gareth Hughes: 0116 261 6882 or email: Notes to editors Our Sporting Life A Celebration of Leicester’s Culturally Diverse Sporting Achievement 8th February to 10th March 2011 Curve Theatre Venue: Curve Theatre (on the Mezz) Orton Square 60 Rutland St Leicester LE1 1SB Free admission to exhibition Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm (Except 8th February closing at 6pm Get involved with Our Sporting Life ? Our Sporting Life wants to hear your sporting memories, everyone is encouraged to get involved. Leave your thoughts and ideas at: ? Our Sporting Life Partners? The project has the support of numerous bodies both officially and unofficially, including the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, Sport England, the CCPR, Arts Council, Sport England, English Heritage and Visit Britain. Currently, over 30 sports are signed up as heritage partners with the objective of securing the participation of virtually every sports association or body. The Our Sporting Life Leicester exhibition has been supported by the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester University, Curve Theatre, and Leicester City Council. Our Sporting Life in the East Midlands is being project managed by ArtReach. Sports Heritage Network members? Members include National Football Museum, MCC Museum at Lord’s, Wimbledon, the British Golf Museum at St Andrews, the River & Rowing Museum at Henley, the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, the National Horseracing Museum, and WheelPower, representing the Paralympics. Museums, Libraries, Archives Council (MLA) ? Leading strategically, the MLA promotes best practice in museums, libraries and archives to inspire innovative, integrated and sustainable services for all. Visit END TO ALL

Cherie looks back on her time at Holland Alexander

My experience at Holland Alexander has been a journey for me, in a short space of time I feel I have been able to grow as a person. I have realised how much I have limited myself in the past due to lack of confidence. The Holland Alexander team has helped to establish my as a more competent and self assured person. They have taught me that no one is perfect and it is better to attempt the unimaginable then to bury your head in the sand. Every day I have been amazed by the level of expertise and professionalism the team possess. The sheer closeness of the team has lead to high level of productivity which is evident in the work they produce. On arrival the team welcomed me with open arms and were supportive through out the placement process. As some may understand meeting and working with people for the first time in a new environment can be daunting. However, my initial anxiety was short lived as I found myself to quickly integrate within the team. Looking back I have been fortunate to experience and get involved culturally stimulating events that have enabled me to rekindle my love for the arts. The placement has additionally given me insight into the corporate and local private sectors. The information obtained during the placement with Holland Alexander is invaluable both personally and educationally. I look forward to working with them in the future.


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