Happy Diwali

holland alexander creative event production stage dressingHolland Alexander love to put creative touches on events. Here is a shot of the beautifully decorated stage from the Diwali Celebrations at Manchester Airport Concorde Conference Centre.


Olivia reflects on her first week

My first week at Holland Alexander has come to an end. It’s been an exciting week! I took part in the East Midlands Homes & Property show in Loughborough which was a really positive experience. I was team leader on the second day of the event which was nice for the team to give me that responsibility already.

The team have been lovely and very welcoming. I came into the office today to receive flowers from Louise as a welcome and a thank you for my work during the event! Amazing.

 I can’t believe I’ve completed one week already, with lots of exciting events to come I have a feeling my time with the team will fly! I know I’m going to learn loads, and be given new challenges which will allow me to gain invaluable skills for the future. So a big thank you form me already for having me as part of the team.

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East Midlands Homes and Property Show

Holland Alexander event company exhibition servicecsSaturday 10th September: 10am-5pm

Sunday 11th September: 10am-3pm





On Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th September the East Midlands Homes and Property Show is being held at Loughborough University. A major event for anyone with an interest in homes and property the show is set to be a big success.

A huge variety of exhibitiors will be attending the show from estate agents to interiors companys, some companies who will be in attendance are:

Taylor Wimpey           The Nottingham Building Society            Bentons Estate Agents           Miller Homes

In addition to the exhitiors, visitors will be able to visit the presenters zone where Property and Business expert presenter Jonnie Irwin will be hosting the show as well as presenter seminars over both days of the show. As a presenter of ‘To buy or not to buy’ , ‘Escape to the Country’ and ‘wreck or ready’ for the BBC, and ‘Dream homes’ for Sky1, Jonnie will provide a brilliant insight into the property market. Alongside Jonnie, there will be a series of seminars covering a spectrum of subjects.

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Culture Club


1st July 2010

Igniting Ambition in the East Midlands

A fourth showcase of arts, heritage and media projects is being planned for the summer of 2011 in the East Midlands in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

With funds from the Legacy Trust UK and the European Regional Development Fund and with support from Arts Council England, the Igniting Ambition programme has announced initial awards of more than £122,000 for 13 projects to be created and delivered during the 2011 showcase ‘Connecting Communities’ in Northamptonshire.

The ‘Connecting Communities’ programme is about engaging young people and their families, improving health and wellbeing and raising awareness of environment and climate change. It will encourage international understanding and diversity and see some new and unique collaborations and partnerships in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

A call for proposals to form the Lincolnshire and Rutland Igniting Ambition Connecting Communities has been released and the deadline for applications is 31 July 2010. The combined programme will showcase exceptional cultural projects, events and festivals that celebrate Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland’s rich cultural heritage, outstanding natural environment, local traditions and hidden gems as part of Igniting Ambition, the Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands.

Organisations applied for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for Olympic and Paralympic inspired projects and events, which run between May and October 2011. They are:

  • Encounters, £20,000 – a series of artistic interventions linking Fermynwoods to Lyvenden New Beild via Tresham Coppice and Lady Wood. This includes projections, a sound piece, monthly walks between the two sites with contemporary poets linking local history and the environment in verse.
  • Flow, £20,000 – a series of newly commissioned site specific artworks along waterside locations.
  • Footsteps, £12,500 – the footsteps of a specially commissioned shoe will act as a unifying torch bringing together the diverse cultural heritage sites of Northamptonshire and Rutland through health and wellbeing events.
  • Mad about the seasons, £10,000 – inspired by the poetry of John Clare, this project mixes poetry, music and visual images to respond to climate and seasonal changes, heritage and the adapting cultural landscape within rural communities.
  • Victorian Country Gathering, £10,000 – a weekend packed full of family friendly arts and sporting activities that recreates the 1879 Sports Day that was held at Canon’s Ashby focusing on the Victorian maxim of a ‘healthy mind and a health body’.
  • Blaze Dance Relay, £7,500 – a participatory dance project with performances during the London 2012 Open Weekend of 2011 in Daventry, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Towcester and Northampton.
  • Critical Mass: Olympiad, £7,500 – four new pieces of video art created by young people that embody the Olympic and Paralympic values.
  • Run 11, £7,500 – creating a mix of live music, sound installations, and lighting commissions to accompany the Northampton Run of 2011.
  • Footsteps to 2012, £7,500 – a carnival project taking place across the three counties of Northamptonshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.
  • Daventry Olympiad Festival, £5,000 – a multi arts and sports festival taking place in open spaces in Daventry during the London 2012 Open Weekend of 2011.
  • Olympix, £5,000 – a digital photography project that explores the values and themes of the Cultural Olympiad from a young person’s perspective and captures the historic buildings, sporting assets and natural environment of Northampton and the events of the Igniting Ambition 2011 Festival.
  • Shine, £5,000 – an interactive digital art event that illuminates the hidden architecture and their historical stories through lighting, poetry and personal images.
  • Super Couture, £5,000 – a commission to design and create bespoke racing leathers to be showcased at major events at Silverstone.

Paul Brookes, Creative Programmer for London 2012, East Midlands, said: ‘We look forward to each of the events which we’ve funded taking place in 2011.

‘These projects and the artists involved in them will produce some outstanding work which will be enjoyed by a vast number of communities and individuals throughout the region.

‘The purpose of the Igniting Ambition programme is to build momentum towards the staging in 2012 of a World Exhibition of young artists happening in Nottingham during September 2012, this will leave a legacy in the region long after the conclusion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.’

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For more information contact:

Samir Bhamra, Programme Manager, Igniting Ambition on 0115 989 7567, Email: Samir.bhamra@artscouncil.org.uk

Notes to editors

  1. The lead accountable body for the Igniting Ambition partnership programme is Arts Council England. The 2011 showcase is being delivered in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Rutland County Council.
  2. A call for proposals to form the Lincolnshire and Rutland Igniting Ambition Connecting Communities has been released. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2010.
  3. All awards are being offered on condition that projects are successful in securing resources from other sources. On average the award represents approximately a third of the total cost of the project.
  4. The ‘Connecting Communities’ full programme will be announced in the Spring of 2011.

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