Local Events in Cheltenham, “The Festival Town”

We are privileged to be involved in many of the local events that take place in our hometown of Cheltenham. Working with Cheltenham Borough Council, Marketing Cheltenham, Cheltenham BID, and The Cheltenham Trust, recent events have celebrated sport in the UK and competitions that receive worldwide coverage. Over the last couple of months we have helped deliver the Queen’s Baton Relay through Cheltenham and a large screening of Wimbledon in the local entertainment complex, The Brewery Quarter.

 

5th July – Queen’s Baton Relay

Baton bearers and the Commonwealth Games team making their way up to Pittville Pump Room for the Queen's Baton Relay in Cheltenham.

The Queen’s Baton Relay visited all 72 nations across a 294-day journey which landed in Cheltenham on the evening of the 5th July 2022. The baton passed through the south coast and south west before reaching Cheltenham on the second day of the tour, which was greeted by a crowd of residents cheering on the local baton-bearers. The baton-bearers were nominated by friends and family for their contribution to the community giving the town 6 representatives for the short run from the Prince of Wales Stadium to the Pittvill

e Pump Room.

 

The afternoon consisted of live music entertainment from a DJ as well as a pianist, BBQ food was on offer to the public and a children’s play area whilst the atmosphere built before the relay commenced. NR Events’ role in this was to liaise with each venue as well as the Commonwealth Games tour team about the most suitable route to take and how the crowd would be managed. We also sourced the audio equipment and assisted in the setup and management of the VIP area which included guests such as the Cheltenham Town Mayor and local respected business owners.

Tennis lovers relaxing on deckchairs and watching Wimbledon on the big screen in the Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham.

 

27th June-10th July – Wimbledon Screening

Wimbledon is one of the most infamous sporting events in British history and so, to celebrate this, Cheltenham Borough Council set up plans to host a large screening of the tournament in the town’s favourite entertainment complex, The Brewery Quarter. We worked alongside Production AV to build an astro-turfed screen with an area for 20 spectators in comfy deckchairs to be able to relax in the sunshine and enjoy some tennis.

The restaurants and bars in the Brewery Quarter offered food and drink to the Wimbledon audience for them to enjoy in the comfort of their deckchairs. On the weekend of the finals, Cosy Club featured a pop-up bar next to the screen offering chilled alcoholic refreshments.

We had a great team of freelance event managers who kept the screen running smoothly on a daily basis, reacting to any weather changes, answering any public queries, and keeping on top of the busy live Wimbledon schedule on various BBC channels. The event received plenty of positive feedback and many thought it was a great addition to an already bustling area of the town.

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Here at NR Events, we keep our prices fair and transparent by tracking the time we spend working on each of our projects. We do this with the brilliant app @timeular which we can input our budget into and compare time spent vs. how much budget is left. 💰

This means we can pretty accurately estimate how many days we will spend when pitching for a new event, leaving the client with no unexpected charges post-event! 🏆

(Even while writing this, Emily is using Timeular to track her time spent on the NR social media 🤭)

#timeular #timetracking #budgetmanagement #projectestimate #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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How do you manage your projects?

We use an app called @wriketeam which suits all of our project organisation, scheduling, and task management needs. It`s simple to add client users to collaborate on projects and keep right up-to-date with progress ✅

We also build `master schedules` in Google Drive that has all the vital event information in one document - running order, staff & supplier contacts, printing list, budgets, packing lists, and more! 😅

#wrike #projectmanagement #scheduling #ganttchart #taskmanagement #googledrive #budgeting #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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NR Events are always looking for the latest and simplest platforms to make our work easier and more efficient! This week we want to shout about our favourite platforms that make our lives just a little bit easier...

@tickettailor is our well-loved ticketing and registration provider that has delivered some of our smoothest events. Not only is the website and check-in app really easy to navigate, it`s also a lot cheaper than most of the top dogs out there 💪

What ticketing platform do you use and why?

#tickettailor #eventticketing #eventregistration #guestlist #delegate #eventmanagement #guestmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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We enjoyed working with Gloucestershire Constabulary so much last year on the Annual NBPA Conference, that we have returned to help deliver their annual Open Day plus other events for 2023! 👮

Join us on Saturday 23rd September from 10:00 - 15:00 for a free family day of fun to learn about how they police our county of Gloucestershire 🎉

#gloucestershireconstabulary #ukpolice #policeevents #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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The Gift Card & Voucher Association is an organisation that NR Events has worked with loyally for many years and we are so pleased to be working on their Hall of Fame Awards in London again this year! 🪩

It`s a memorable night for all and we are looking forward to making an incredible guest experience, this time at @8northumberland 🏩

#gcva #halloffame #gcvahofawards2023 #awards #london #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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Over the next few months (and then beyond), we will be delivering Q Community`s variety of events across the UK - in London, Birmingham, and Glasgow. 🩺

Q has a whole host of extraordinary members who will be able to network, share ideas, and celebrate their achievements within the healthcare industry. 🧑‍⚕️

Our first event with them is tomorrow and we are so eager to get started!

#qcommunity #thehealthfoundation #ukhealthcare #networking #corporateevents #london #birmingham #glasgow #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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We have spent various days and weeks in fields building festival sites wishing that we could get stuck in and shift materials around when needed! 👷‍♀️

From October, NR Events will be able to offer telehandler drivers and help with quicker and more convenient site builds 🚜

#telehandler #sitebuild #festival #greenfield #eventmanagement #eventproduction #sitemanagement #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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Carbon Impact Reporting is a service that we offer as standard for each new project. We know that making events as sustainable as possible is really important and we support our clients and suppliers that think the same 🌏

We are constantly learning new things with TRACE`s newsletters and looking to improve this even more by taking part in an online sustainability course very soon 🪴

Get in touch to find out more about our sustainability services - hello@wearenrevents.com

#sustainability #sustainableevents #trace #carbonreporting #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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NR Events understand that attending events as a disabled person can sometimes be very stressful 😓

But it doesn`t have to be this way! We are on a mission to make our events accessible for any type of disability. Especially working with @vision_fdn, it has opened our eyes to an events world for the blind and partially-sighted that needs to become much more inclusive.

Having already taken part in an Attitude Is Everything online course on Inclusivity, this is something we feel really passionate about 👏

#disabilityawareness #disabilitytraining #inclusivity #inclusiveevents #attitudeiseverything #accessibility #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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For another year, we are lucky enough to be working with the team at REAP to deliver their events and sessions at COP28, this time in Dubai 🌍

The `Risk-informed Early Action Partnership` play a crucial role in bringing a range of stakeholders together with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from natural disasters by 2025.

We`re already stuck into the planning and looking forward to another memorable COP 🪴

#cop28 #reap #uae #dubai #climatechange #sustainability #eventmanagement #eventproduction #hybridevents #virtualevents #onlineevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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We will be heading to Amman, Jordan for the International Fundraising Skillshare in October with the @ifrc 🌙

After 2021`s event was online, we are really looking forward to delivering this in person and see our attendees flourishing in a great networking space 💪

#skillshare #ifrc #amman #jordan #inpersonevent #networking #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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This week, let`s take a look at some of the events that we have coming up for the rest of the year...

NR Events are pleased to be programming the free entertainment around town for @cheltbid`s Food & Drink Week again this year! 🎼

There`s plenty to see so don`t miss out!

Friday 22nd Sept:
Brewery Quarter - 17:00 - 21:30 (Live music)

Saturday 23rd Sept:
Regent Street - 10:00 - 16:00 (Roaming performers, circus acts & street entertainment)
Montpellier Courtyard - 12:00 - 16:00 (Live instrumental & acoustic music)
Brewery Quarter - 12:00 - 17:00 (Live music), 18:00 - 20:00 (Silent headphone disco)

Sunday 24th Sept:
Montpellier Courtyard - 12:00 - 16:00 (Live instrumental & acoustic music)
Brewery Quarter - 12:00 - 18:00 (Family day - children`s music entertainment and roaming performers)

See you there 🎸🤹‍♀️

#cheltenhambid #cheltenhamfoodanddrinkweek #cheltenhamfood #cheltenhamnightlife #livemusic #streetperformers #circus #childrensentertainment #family #silentdisco #breweryquarter #montpelliercourtyard #regentstreet #eventmanagement #musicprogramming #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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We pride ourselves in being able to integrate with our client teams with ease, with all the tools and skills to work collaboratively. We can be an extension of your team and achieve the sleekest working practices to deliver the best event experiences for your guests.

Find more about the team at NR Events on our website, `Meet The Team` page 👩‍💻

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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Introducing our new Event Assistant, Alice! 🌟

Having just graduated from the University of Gloucestershire, Alice is starting out her career in events. She has already worked on multiple projects at NR Events and has demonstrated her existing skills and knowledge from previous experience.

Alice began volunteering and freelancing with us all the way back in October last year for the NBPA Annual Conference. We are so happy to have her and looking forward to delivering our upcoming projects with her 👏

#newstaff #newteammember #newstarter #eventassistant #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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Team appreciation 😍

We went out to update our company photos and explore the amazing work of the @cheltenhampaintfestival!

We are lucky to be based in the thriving festival town of Cheltenham, working across the UK and internationally 🌍

#cheltenham #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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One of our newest clients is `Q-Community` who have appointed us as their new events agency. Q- Community are an organisation delivered by the Health Foundation.

We are really looking forward to introducing creative and innovative ways for Q`s members to collaborate through a variety of different events, both in venues in person and online across the UK.

#eventmanagement #eventprofs #wemakeevents #eventproduction #newclient #qcommunity
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At NR we have been working hard on creating and building new and existing relationships with clients 👷‍♂️

Check out our new blog post for more information about our new clients and how we gain others!
https://buff.ly/405xIH7

#eventmanagement #eventprofs #wemakeevents #eventproduction #blog #newclients
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We had a great time in London at the launch of `My View : Transforming young refugees lives` @Refugeecouncil latest programme on the 4th July. The new programme helps to provide therapy and counselling for young refugees.

On the event day we assisted with Delegate, Stage and Speaker management, registration and ticketing, venue liaison and more! 🌟

📸 - @_taylography_

#eventmanagement #eventprofs #wemakeevents #eventproduction #refugeecouncil
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A couple of weeks ago we were experiencing a typical British festival in our wellies and raincoats 🌧️

But that didn`t stop our team from delivering their best in Evictions for Secret Garden Party and making sure that everyone in the festival was respecting the guidelines and partying safely 🕺🪩

Unfortunately that`s our last festival for 2023, but we`re looking forward to returning to the fields next year!

(Don`t forget to check out our blog about working in Evictions here - https://buff.ly/405xIH7)

#festival #ukfestival #sgp #secretgardenparty #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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NR Events are pleased to have built great relationships with some of the UK`s most-loved festivals in running their Evictions areas. 🎶

You may be wondering what exactly is Evictions? Well you can read about it all in our latest blog post linked in our bio or on our website in the "News" section!

#glastonbury #sgp #secretgardenparty #festivals #ukfestivals #eventsafety #festivalsafety #eventmanagement #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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