Update 31/07/2018: Statement from Olympia London in response to the discussion in this episode's News Digest about the venue's redevelopement.
“Since opening our doors in 1886, Olympia London’s stunning architecture and unique atmosphere has drawn millions of visitors from across the world.
Following feedback from our organisers, exhibitors and visitors, we plan to continue to build on this distinctive heritage and are investing £700 million to create an extraordinary destination for events, the creative industries and entrepreneurship. By working with world-renowned design studio Heatherwick Studio and the award winning practice SPPARC, we envision a diverse cultural hub for London with more public and green space.
Retaining our renowned programme of exhibitions and events is a key priority. We want to keep things running as normal as possible, but we recognise some level of disruption is inevitable. If our planning application is successful, we will work in collaboration with organisers to minimise the impact of the construction works.”
For more information, please visit: https://olympia.london/future
The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have:
THE WEATHER IS SCORCHING
What does it mean for events?
CHANGES IN THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY
Is it time to turn and face the strange?
NO LOUD MUSIC AFTER BEDTIME
Will Hackney Council’s new licensing policy kill the borough’s nightlife?
THE REDEVELOPMENT OF OLYMPIA
Good news for London as a global events destination?
Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.
Interview with Alex Head
Recently featured in the Evening Standard, Social Pantry is a dedicated team of experienced chefs, event planners and waiting staff. Since 2015, Social Pantry has worked to rehabilitate young ex-offenders, offering full-time and part-time work positions to recently released young men. Ed sat down with Alex, to find out more about Social Pantry and entrepreneurship in the events and hospitality industry.
Joe Harry, another member of the Venue Expert team at Hire Space, joins Nathan this week to bring you more of London's latest and greatest venues.
Unit London is recognised for its pioneering approach to digital media and in expanding and diversifying contemporary art audiences using new technologies. The gallery's main focus is on generating mass engagement with the most exciting, talented and culturally-relevant artists of our time.
Bring your dancing shoes and an open mind to this new bar and set to replace the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden.The bar is set in a basement with exposed brickwork, low lighting and a classic cocktail bar set up. IThere is no pretention at Blame Gloria, expect to end the night dancing and singing along to anything from The Beatles to Lady Gaga.
This brand new multipurpose venue has capacity for 1,200, is situated undereath Waterloo Station
Described by Vogue as a "Cavernous Concrete Hell Hole" and with celebrity appearances from Drake, Professor Green and Big Sean already, the location has fast become the epitome of cool.
Mentioned in the Episode
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Final date for venues to enter is the 3rd of August
Final Date for Event Bookers to enter is the 20th of August
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