Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Christmas 2012


Firstly, I hope you all had a super Christmas, mine was a relaxing affair spent with family and was a chance to catch up with old friends.  Christmas has become a really exciting time for my family as our son has reached the age where his head is full of the magic of Christmas and thoughts of Father Christmas, his workshop of elves and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer! It is really hard not to get caught up too in the stories and imagination of children around this time.



It was especially great to visit an old friend over the Christmas break who manages a fabulous pub near Grassington, North Yorkshire. If you want somewhere very special to stay in beautiful surroundings or you fancy a great meal, the perfect pint and a roaring log fire then consider The Fountaine Inn I promise you won't be disappointed.


The build up to Christmas seems to have gone on for ever this year, in the shops and with parties and events starting in November! I hope that you have enjoyed the Festivities and have enough energy left for New Year's Eve?  This New Year, back by popular demand and brought to you by Do Events - The Love Handles will be playing at The White Brasserie's - King's Head, Teddington and we hope that you can make it along to join in the fun.

If you got engaged this Christmas we offer you many Congratulations!  Do Events would love to help you realise your dream wedding and are offering all those who became engaged over the 2012 Festive season an amazing 25% discount on any of our Wedding packages. We offer services to suit every budget from the full Wedding Consultancy Service to help with finding your perfect venue, to on the day help. Our personal service will not only save you time, and money taking the stress and strain out of the process, leaving you the time to think about the bigger picture and most importantly letting you enjoy your special day.

If you need some initial ideas and inspiration then there is a Wedding Show coming up soon that is not to be missed, hosted by Ice the Cake at The Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on Sunday 13 January 2013.

We were really pleased to get some fantastic local publicity, appearing in the Winter Edition of The Lensbury News.  We not only appeared on the front page - in the form of our spooky Halloween children's costumes, but also inside! Take a look at Page 5 and read all about our Quiz Night and a date for the April event will be announced soon.

If you wish to appear in the New Year Edition of Do Weekly, please contact Caroline Doughty Smith.



From all the team at Do Events Limited, we wish you a very 'Happy New Year' and look forward to updating you again in 2013!






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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Autumn Wrap Up

It's been a very long time since our last blog and so much has happened. We had a super long and fantastic summer, enjoying the Olympics and the Paralympics and revelled in how wonderful it was to be part of such a huge event.  We also managed to get a break away to enjoy some much needed R&R.

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When we returned we worked with our local Hotel and Sports Club The Lensbury in Teddington to put on a Quiz and Live Music Night.  The event was a huge success with over 120 people attending and a long waiting list who are eagerly awaiting the next event.  The 5 round Quiz was followed by live entertainment from The Love Handles, who are fast becoming our 'in house' band, with dancing well into the night.  Quiz Night will return in April 2013 once the Thames View Suite at The Lensbury has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme over the coming months. We loved working with Lensbury Club Manager Simon Plummer and the rest of the Hotel and Club Team - look out for more details about the next event as it is sure to sell out fast.
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In September we launched our sister company Do Weddings. You may have seen our branding around Richmond, Teddington and SW London as we have been involved in a few local Wedding Fairs. If not, please take a look here for more information and call us on 07711 628703 or email us to arrange an initial free consultation. We are offering 10% off all Wedding Planning & Consultancy Services booked before January 1st 2013, so do contact us today!



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We had a lot of fun last week over Halloween, holding a spooky Trick or Treat Party at Do Events Towers for friends and their children. We also attended some fantastic local bonfire Night Events. There are more to come, see our 'Dates for your Diary listing below.





Dates for your Diary

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Thursday  8th November: Sacred Heart Fireworks, St Marks Road, Teddington
Saturday 10th November: Collis School Fireworks

Thursday 29 November: Teddington Lights Up - see the Christmas lights turned on, meet Father Christmas and enjoy late night shopping throughout the town and lots of festive freebies. Supported by the Teddington Business Community & The Teddington Society. Do Events is proud to support this local initiative as a Teddington Business Community member company.


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By popular demand, The Love Handles brought to you by Do Events Limited will return again to play at The Kings Head in Teddington on New Year's Eve. More information will follow...We hope to see you there!









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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Amazing August

As we approach the end of the Summer Holidays, we can certainly all look back and celebrate the most fantastic August.  The London 2012 Olympic Games were truly spectacular and Teddington, where we are based was lucky enough to experience a lot of the Games first hand.  

We watched as the Olympic Torch made its way through Teddington Lock, we screamed and shouted as the Men and Women's Cycle races traveled through the streets of Teddington and Bushy Park and we witnessed Bradley Wiggins win Olympic Gold in the Time Trial.  To top off it all off Teddington now has its own Gold Post Box to celebrate Mo Farah's Olympic Gold Medal.
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It was good to see that some of you made it along to see The Love Handles play at The Kings Head, Teddington. The place was packed with revelers dancing on the tables, the bar staff dancing behind the pumps and a great deal of singing to all those classic tunes.

Once it was all over Do Events took some time off, enjoying beautiful Puglia in Southern Italy.  We are now back refreshed and looking forward to an equally busy September.  

Forthcoming Do Events include Quiz, Curry and Live Music Night at The Lensbury on Saturday 22 September 2012. Tickets are nearly sold out so book now on 0208 6146420. Event is open to all! Tickets £15 Members and £20 Non Members.

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Look out for Do Weddings appearing at a Wedding Fair near you soon.  We are offering 10% off all Wedding Packages for all new Wedding Couples who book our Consultancy Services before the1st December 2012. Quote 'Autumn 2012' when you speak to us.  

We are really pleased to be listed on WedAdvisor a fantastic new website for all things Weddings in Kent, Surrey, London and Scotland. Take a look and rate us now if you have time!

We are also on Twitter Follow us at DoEventsuk and you can become a friend or give us a Like on Facebook too!



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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Two Days and Counting....

                                        
The last couple of weeks have been crazy in the run up to London 2012 and now there are just over 2 days to go until the Opening Ceremony.  Do Events have been working on several local events, taking place over the first Olympic weekend.  It has been a challenging time too as we have had to postpone one event due to restricted access issues and road closures as the Men's and Women's Cycle Road Races travel through Busy Park and Teddington.  I was all geared up to transport The Love Handles' equipment across Bushy Park on the back of a tractor to the venue, but it is sadly not a challenge I have to complete! 

Teddington is now ready to receive its Olympic visitors over the next few days and the Queen's Jubilee flags have now been replaced by flags representing the competing nations along the High Street. On Friday 27 July, the Olympic Torch relay will come to an end in Bushy Park and will then take its final trip to the Olympic Stadium in a cauldron aboard the Queen's Gloriana Barge along the Thames from Hampton Court. We along with thousands of other local people will make the early start to watch this fantastic spectacle. The Olympic Games really is the event to end all events and Danny Boyle's London 2012 Opening Ceremony is sure to be a fantastic spectacle.  On Friday afternoon Teddington will host a Parish Olympic Fete. Do Events have been working alongside the Parish team to create an event which includes a number of Olympic themed games and fun for all the family. The Opening Ceremony will also be screened from 7.30pm in St Mary's Parish Hall, with the bar open from 6pm.

Saturday 28th July sees the Men's Road Race pass through the town and Sunday 29th July the Women's Road Race. I am sure Bradley Wiggins recent success in the Tour de France will entice more people out onto the streets to cheer on the riders. Teddington is hosting Teddington Active from 2pm till 5pm on Sunday with 5 Zones set up across the town.

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On Monday 30th July we will be watching the Cross Country at Greenwich Park, so let's hope this amazing weather holds! We hope to see you at an Olympic event in Teddington over the next few days and look forward to sharing some pictures and anecdotes from the weekend with you next week.



Dates for your diary - Brought to you by Do Events Limited
The Love Handles Live at The Kings Head, Teddington
Friday 3rd August, 9pm onwards

The Lensbury Quiz Night, Saturday 22 September 2012. 
Tickets on sale now: £15 for Members, £20 for Non Members
7pm Curry, 8pm Quiz followed by Live Music till late
Call 0208 6146420 to book now. Teams of 8 please!


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Friday, 6 July 2012

Do-Weddings!

So after a week away in a not so sunny Devon, I am back in the also not so sunny and rather rainy London! I can't complain as the break away was just what we all needed.

We launched our new Wedding Planning pages and packages this week on our website ready for the Autumn round of Wedding Fairs and Events for brides to be. Our Wedding Consultancy service offers packages to suit all budgets and we can offer as much or as little help as you want.  We also offer a venue and supplier finding service for Weddings and all events.

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It seems that the UK is now hot on the heels of the USA with many couples including a Wedding Planner high up on their list of priorities. On average having a Wedding Planner can save couples around 10% of their Wedding costs, not to mention the amount of time saved!

I have also noticed the importance couples are placing on other elements including first dance lessons and getting in shape for their Wedding Day.  I met recently with a personal trainer who offers brides, grooms and other members of the Wedding party fitness sessions in the run up to the big day. Into That Dress specialises in this field and has seen their client base rise in recent months. BBC One Strictly Come Dancing star Izabela Hannah, who will be appearing in the 'Live & Unjudged Tour' as Brendan Cole's Ballroom dance partner, is also offering her expertise to bride and grooms in and around the London and the Surrey area.  Don't miss the Wedding First Dance Lesson Voucher on her site.

It certainly seems that a Bride's wish list for creating the perfect day is ever growing and so it is even more crucial to hire a planner to help you budget and to negotiate with suppliers. We will help you to explore our professional resources, knowledge and experience to create an amazing and unique Wedding Day.  Something to bear in mind, it can take up to 300 hours to plan a wedding!  If you are about to start planning your wedding, please give me a call, we offer all couples a free initial consultancy and quote 'Do-Weddings' to receive 10% off your total package.

Do Events - Olympics 2012

As we approach Olympics 2012, I have been busy working on a number of events with a sporty theme.  Teddington Active, taking place on Sunday 29 July 2012 between 2pm and 5pm, celebrates the Olympic Women's Cycle Road Race as it travels through the town. The Event will see a number of Zones situated in key sites throughout Teddington, where local businesses will showcase and demonstrate activities such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Thai Chi and Burlesque. There will be Personal Trainers on hand to give out tips on training techniques and nutrition and if you are really brave you can try out boot camp!  Little Kickers and Playball will be running football and ball skill sessions for kids. You can now book tickets for the event through the Teddington Business Community (TBC) here.

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The day will end with a Summer Party for TBC Members and guests at Teddington Cricket Club, with BBQ and Live music from The Love Handles till late.  Please contact me directly at Do Events / 07711 628703 if you would like more information or to book tickets priced at £15.

St Mary's with St Alban Church, Teddington are holding a Parish Olympic Fete on Friday 27 July 2012, from 4pm to celebrate the Opening of Olympics 2012.  This will be a fantastic event for the local community with all the fun of a traditional British Fete, again with a sporting theme and a torch relay. They will also be screening the Opening Ceremony live from 7.30pm, BBQ are bar!

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We look forward to talking to you soon about your Wedding or Party and hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Caroline Doughty Smith
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Friday, 15 June 2012

Flowers, Strawberries and a little ray of Sunshine!

Last weekend saw a little ray of sunshine adding to our enjoyment of the fantastic Teddington in Flower organised by The Teddington Society , which allowed us the opportunity to go behind a number of Teddington houses and into the beautiful gardens beyond.  In addition, Vet4Life organised the first ever Teddington Dog Olympics to celebrate the Olympics 2012. The day was a great success, attracting hundreds of people and their four legged friends. A full round up of the event and all the winners can be found here.

Photo Courtesy of Strawberry Hill House
On Wednesday I was lucky enough to listen to a fascinating talk by Anna Chalcraft, a Strawberry Hill House volunteer, about the history of the house and its restoration. The talk formed part of this month's Teddington WI meeting, which was once again a hugely well attended evening. If you want to join or come along to one of the meetings just email the team.


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I visited Strawberry Hill House earlier this year to see the newly opened rooms and to discuss the possible events that can be held there. I have to say it is one of the most stunning venues in this area and I encourage you to book a visit soon to see for yourselves.  If you are interested in hiring the house for a Private Party, your Wedding or Corporate Event, then please contact me and we can arrange a tour of the property.

We are really looking forward to meeting up with Ice the Cake next week to discuss how we can work together. Ice the Cake offer a fantastic resource for Brides to be as they source and showcase online credible and incredible suppliers for any part of your celebration, be it the Wedding itself or an anniversary or engagement. Ice the Cake also organise a number of Wedding Fairs throughout the year. More details about our partnership will follow shortly, so watch this space!

If you are searching for another event resource for London and the South East, then have a look at London Launch.  It is great for finding suppliers, venues (although you should talk to us at Do Events Limited first!) and for networking online with other event professionals.

Events for your diary

Teddington Village Fair - Sunday 17 June 2012
Udney Hall Gardens, Langham Road, TW11 9HQ 12 noon till 5pm
Hosted by Teddington Lions Club, attractions include a live band, charity and commercial stalls and children's attractions. This event sadly marks the end of the club after 25 years, so please go along to support this last fundraising event.

Lensbury Summer Ball - Friday 22 June 2012 
Black Tie Ball, featuring Live Music from jazz singer Katy Shotter and The London Brass, spectacular fireworks and gala buffet. Tickets are on sale now from The Lensbury call: 020 8614 6402

Playwam Summer Fair - Sunday 1 July 2012
All the fun of a traditional Summer Fete, with Stalls, Cake Sale, Tombola, face painting, pony rides, Bouncy Castle and Story Corner. Tickets on sale on the door cost: £2.50 Adults - includes a free glass of Pimms / £1.50 for Children - includes a free sandwich and unlimited squash! Contact Caroline Smith at Do Events for more information on: 07711 628703 / email

Teddington Business Community Summer Social - Sunday 29 July 2012
Teddington Business Community are holding a members and guests summer BBQ evening hosted by Teddington Cricket Club, Bushy Park and organised by Do Events Limited. The evening starts at 5.30pm and will feature live music from 'The Love Handles' and dancing till late. Tickets are £15 and will be on sale in July. For further information please contact: teddingtonbusinesscommunity@gmail.com

Olympics 2012 - Teddington & SW London
There are many events going on in and around Teddington in July. Check this link to find out more: Whats on in Teddington Olympics 2012


 
P.s. Don't forget it's Father's Day on Sunday 17 June!


And finally...If you would like to feature in the Do Events Blog, please let us know by email

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Friday, 8 June 2012

Jubilations!



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So the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are over and we can all sit back and relax, with memories of how we celebrated with our family, friends and neighbours.  Teddington was such a busy place over the long bank holiday with a traditional knees up at The Builders Arms; Soirée at St Mary with St Alban's Vicarage Garden; Street Parties in Clarence Road, Bridgeman Road, Teddington Park Road, Springfield Road and Claremont Road to name a few and of course the now infamous Wick Road Party with the painted Jubilee House!  


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Personally I will always remember  watching Madness perform Our House on the roof of Buckingham Palace, whilst the fantastic projections by Trunk Animation  and Treatment peeled away from the face of the Palace below.  It evoked memories of huge Son et Lumiére light shows and projections I had watched as a child in France.  


Events all over the country showed just how much we love to party and celebrate together.

So now on to Olympics 2012!
 
Teddington will once again come together to celebrate the Olympics in July with a weekend of events planned around the Opening Ceremony on Friday 27 July and the Road Races coming through Teddington on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.

St Mary with St Alban Church are busy planning a number of events to celebrate the Olympics including their - Opening Ceremony Parish Olympics with fun and games for all the family and an evening screening with food and drink of the Opening Ceremony. More details are now listed on their website

Teddington Business Community continue to plan celebrations for their Olympic Health and Fitness Trail on Sunday 29th July.

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Red, White and Blue

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Broad St, Photo Courtesy of Matthew Quake
It's been two weeks since my last Blog....and the time has flown by!  Do Events have been busy with Teddington flag mania and everyone seems to be getting into the Jubilee spirit. Flags have gone up in High Street and Broad Street over the last week and today they have started appearing in Stanley Road and Waldegrave Road.  So well done to all the Teddington Business Community  (TBC) Flag Team - they look super!

We visited Teddington Cricket Club this week and are really looking forward to holding an event there later this summer at their fantastic club house to celebrate the Olympic Road Races, which will be travelling through Teddington. The evening celebrations will be the finale to a day of Heath & Fitness events being held by the TBC. If you would like to be involved please contact me or one of the TBC team for more information. Tickets will be on sale for the events soon.

Teddington CC also have their own marquee, perfect for weddings and parties - contact Do Events or TCC for more information on their facilities or to discuss your party and wedding planning needs.

Do Events is delighted to announce that we will be holding a Quiz and Live Entertainment Night at The Lensbury in September.  The fantastic Love Handles will be performing live and tickets will be on sale for the evening in July.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO!

Finally, Don't Forget to buy your tickets for The Lensbury Black Tie Summer Ball, taking place on Friday 22 June.  This event promises to be a fantastic night with live entertainment from the talented singer / songwriter Katy Shotter, dancing till 1am, fireworks and delicious food.  To book your tickets or for more information, please call The Lensbury on 0208 6146444.

It's going to be a really busy and exciting summer of events and we hope that you will be able to come along too and join in the fun! 





Friday, 4 May 2012

May the 4th be with you....


So May is here, but unfortunately still is the rain!  Hope it hasn't dampened your events and let's keep our fingers crossed that the sun shines on Bank Holiday Monday. 

As the wedding and party season is now in full swing, do check out what Do Events Limited can do for you.  If you are planning to hold an event, Do Events can take the stress and strain out of the planning process, negotiate the best deals with suppliers and add that special something to make your event or wedding a little bit different.  We have a fantastic and growing list of tried and tested suppliers who also want to make your celebration perfect. We are really pleased to welcome our newest supplier on board, the fabulous Cake Magic. Joanna Haines creates the most spectacular cakes for weddings, corporate events and private celebrations.

Other News
Last Night saw the Launch of Moiduls Indian Tapas and Fine Dining Restaurant in Teddington.  Moidul treated us to a night of lovely food and drink and fantastic live entertainment.

This week we meet up with The National Brain Appeal to talk about their plans for their new appeal The Pyjama Party.  Take a look and send off for a fundraising and events pack if you fancy getting involved.  

We have also just returned from the Mumpreneurs Networking Club London Launch at Battersea Arts Club. A really inspirational event for business minded Mums and Dads.  Check out the Teddington branch of MNC, which meets once a month on a Wednesday at The Teddington Arms

We are still busy working on plans for the Jubilee and Olympic celebrations taking place in Teddington and look forward to sharing them with you soon.  

 




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Caroline launched Do Events Limited in 2010 after gaining her events experience whilst working for a number of high profile UK arts and media organisations, including the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Royal Society of Arts and D&AD. She has also worked for Deloitte Consulting, Reuters and has several years of experience of the charity sector. In addition, Caroline is an experienced sales and marketing professional and her personal clients include: Credit Suisse, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Lehman Brothers, Barclays, Diageo and Sony BMG. Over the last 8 years, Caroline has organised large scale Corporate Events, Dinners, VIP Receptions, Product & Press Launches and Fundraising Events. In addition, Caroline has worked for many Private clients organising large and small scale parties, birthday celebrations, anniversary events and intimate dinner parties. Caroline particularly enjoys working with couples to plan their Wedding Day, working with them to create a special and unique day.