Nathan is not exactly new to the team - he started helping us out with events way back in 2014. But now he’s finished his degree in Product Design and Engineering, he’s joined us full time as an Events Co-Ordinator.
We’re looking forward to putting all those degree-level skills to the test as he works on creating some super cool stuff for our events!
Meet the entire Clownfish Events team here.
Nice to meet you!
It was so great to meet so many of you at the Ask Abbie show last week.
We loved hearing about all your event plans and treating you to our little goody bags. Hopefully all the yummy things inside are keeping you going through the chillier mornings.
It was also a great opportunity to show off our venue-dressing skills! Our stall looked fabulous - big thanks to Sara and Hannah for all their hard work and creativity.
Remember, we’re just at the end of the phone if you have an event idea you’d like to discuss. Call us on 020 8050 2080.
The Fish List
The Clownfish team is always on the lookout for cool new things to see and do… and how cool does THIS look?!
If you’re a fan of illuminated winter walks (we are), this new installation at Chiswick House & Gardens in West London promises to be an essential experience.
Between 15th November and 30th December, renowned lighting designer Nick Gray (think Calvin Harris, The Prodigy and Kasabian) will transform the 18th Century grounds with state-of-the-art light displays set to a curated, musical soundtrack. Expect a 45 minute stroll that ends up at the Walled Garden, where a sumptuous winter streetfood feast awaits.
Get ahead of the crowd and book your tickets now. We reckon this one is going to sell out fast.
Read more about After Dark.
It’s a wrap!
Wimbledon Bookfest is done and dusted for another year.
2018 was Clownfish’s tenth year as production partner to this magical festival of literature and culture.
With over 100 shows across a packed, 10-day schedule - including author events, bands, comedy nights, theatrical productions and workshops - it’s a tough gig for our hardworking team, but we wouldn’t miss it for the world.
This year, we had the privilege of mic-ing up the likes of Graham Norton, Sebastian Faulks and Michael Rosen. As far as dream jobs go, that’s up there.
Our survey says…
67% of you love an office party!
According to research conducted by ComRes on behalf of Clownfish Events, two thirds of British employees believe work parties are a good way to reward staff.
Apart from the feel-good factor that a party creates, socialising with colleagues is generally seen to have a positive impact on performance and overall levels of engagement at work. We couldn’t agree more.
Fancy your own workplace shindig? Call us now to book.
Handpicked by Hannah: Ribbon, Wool, String
Events Director Hannah Sheppard is Clownfish’s go-to guru when it comes to all things event design. Creator of breathtaking mood boards and awe-inspiring spaces, her years of experience in interior design mean that any event involving Hannah’s stylish eye for detail will always stand out from the crowd. Today’s Handpicked by Hannah post explains how to use simple, everyday bits and bobs to add finishing touches to your event design.
Calling all bookworms…
Wimbledon Bookfest is definitely up there in our Top 5 Favourite Events Ever.
This year marks Clownfish Events' tenth anniversary as production partner to this magical literary festival, where hundreds of visitors congregate in cosy tents to listen to their favourite authors, poets, comedians and musicians.
Highlights this year include Graham Norton (GRAHAM NORTON!), Sebastian Faulks and Michael Rosen, but Clownfish Izzy is particularly looking forward to seeing Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - which had her laughing out loud by the pool over the summer.
There are still plenty of tickets left for author talks and workshops between now and the 14th October. Browse the event schedule and book your seats here.