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.

Photo Courtesy of Strawberry Hill House

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:

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


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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!  

Photo - mapping by Treatment Studios
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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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.