Food, Music & Fun! The Lightwater Country Festival, takes place at the ever popular theme park, Lightwater Valley, set in the heart of Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside.
This farm-themed food & drink festival, will showcase a host of fantastic local producers from across the region. Visitors can expect the best in local music, craft workshops, children’s activities and lots of farming fun for all the family.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park is located three miles north of Rippon in North Yorkshire on the A6108. Each season approx 350,000 people visit the site. Visitor numbers reached 500,000 on the opening of The Ultimate ride.
We have opportunities available for quality traders in our Food & Drink Festival, Vintage Village and Country Crafts Market.
If you are a quality producer operating in the Yorkshire area, please get in touch now!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 707 0965
Lightwater Theme Park – North Stainley, Ripon, Yorkshire
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June 2015
The Social Enterprise Network set up the SEN Awards, to recognise the best and brightest entrepreneurs Liverpool has to offer. We teamed up with SEN again to make this year’s awards ceremony extra special and here are 5 best bits…
This year the SEN team embraced the ‘selfie’ craze… all nominees posed for a ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ selfie. As the nominees went up, the various gloomy pouts and cheesy grins appeared on screen. The winner was announced and their ‘happy’ selfie filled the screen. Here are the lovely Ladies at Wellbeing Enterprises saying cheese before receiving their award.
The fantastic Bollywood dancers, Rushee, entertained guests this year. Rushee, a social enterprise themselves, empower women through Indian art forms, body art, bespoke Henna and of course dance! For more information, check them out at www.rushee.co.uk
3. The Playlist!
This year the event took place on a Friday and we all know to create a real ‘Friday Feeling’ vibe all you need is a great soundtrack. Chief Executive, Rosie Jolly took to the stage while AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie belted out. The O’Jays hit Love Train heralded the Community Enterprise Award and Olivia Newton John’s energetic chorus of Get Physical accompanied the Healthy Environment Award.
4. Genie In The Gutter
The Genie crew jumped for joy as they received the prestigious Mayor’s Award for Social Innovation. Project manager Janine Davies says, “the team were completely overwhelmed and speechless.” Congratulations guys, well deserved!
5. Orb Created A Full Bloom
As an enterprising company ourselves, we felt it is our social responsibility to donate something from our own pocket to support the amazing SEN awards. This year, we contributed beautiful flower arrangements, alongside our ‘teabag’ favours.
Orb Events is launching its very own social enterprise, and we thought the ceremony would be a great opportunity to tell people about our new venture and brilliant ideas.
The Orb team want to say a big well done to The Social Enterprise Network, the evening was fantastic and we had such a great time. Also, congratulations to all the winners, very well deserved!
Photography by Periscope Productions
Sam Caunce: Leeds Festival 2010. I was 17 and it was the first festival I’d been to with friends – it was an interesting experience!
Jessica Cooke: A Bon Iver gig. I’m a massive fan of the band, and they were incredible live! However Glastonbury is on the cards for 2015 so we’ll see…
Milliemae Holt: A horror themed event I was a part of in Australia. A human sized cake was chopped up using a chainsaw – now how could you not find that entertaining!!
Ben Pattison: Cream because its sweaty and you lose weight ☺
What part of pop culture do you wish would just go away?
Sam: I try to avoid a lot of cheap tacky pop music that gets pumped out by big labels with the sole purpose to make money. Then again someone must like it so whatever floats your boat!
Jessica: Lad culture! It’s not a culture; it’s a fashion statement.
Milliemae: I think it’s fair to say that overly exuberant beards and moustaches have gone from alternative to popular and it’s time to fetch the trimmers!
Ben: Lady Gaga
If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be?
Sam: From an intellectual point of view Ghandi would be pretty good. On the other hand I reckon a night out with Will Ferrell has the potential to be pretty wild.
Jessica: Edgar Allen Poe. I’m really into creative writing, especially the darker stuff and was a big fan of his as a kid.
Milliemae: Heath Ledger because he’s delicious!
Ben: John Lennon
What type of technology could you not live without?
Sam: It might sound a bit cliché but… the Internet.
Jessica: I think Apps are a great idea! I love being able to get quick access to all my social media.
Milliemae: Any kind of music playing device, I think my world would cave in without one.
Ben: A shower
What is the most embarrassing song you know all the words to?
Sam: Amazing song back in the day – maybe not now… The Cartoons – Witch Doctor
Jessica: Wyclef Jean – Perfect Gentleman! Especially, and most shamefully I know off by heart the rap that the go-go girl does, although I’ve never attempted it… in public.
Milliemae: The Pokémon theme tune and I say that with pride!
Ben: Eminem – Lose Yourself
Hey guys it’s Matt here again, apologies for the slow upkeep on the blog section of our website – as you can guess the events industry is keeping us busy.
Just wanted to start off by thanking everyone who came to Farm Feast in May, you guys made it a roaring success. We couldn’t have done it without you guys there, so thank you. Especially the ones who battled the rain and mud on Monday.
Now for the updates. Keeping you guys informed with what’s going on with us in the office, and we are all focused and working on delivering Brazilica 2014 event. We are steady making the final few arrangements with all of our lovely supplier, contractor, trader and sponsor friends, to make sure this will be a amazing event for all you guys to enjoy this year.
As usual Orb will be transforming Williamson Square into party HQ, with the Brazilian theme going to run riot over the area. Williamson Square will be the main party area, with activities running throughout the day, such as:
– food traders
– live bands
– football freestyler
– capoeira Cordão De Ouro
As well, there will be some activities taking part on Church St. Everton in the Community will be manning a stage which will have a full day schedule – which will be posted next week. Also, Halton Street Soccer will be offering free skill lessons to kids to take part, as well as hosting the final of the 3v3 street soccer finals for the public to watch. Exciting!
And finally the parade. The centre piece of this event, the jewel in the Brazilica crown: The parade will commence at 20:00 (8pm) from Abercombry Square, before making it’s way down to Williamson Square for around 21:30 (9:30pm). This will be the amazing finally, with the first band going on stage in Williamson Square.
So there you go. That’s were we are up to. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and look back to next week to get a full list of event details for Brazilica.
Take care, Matt.
Over 30,000 festival-goers from across the North West descended upon Claremont Farm over the bank holiday weekend to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Farm Feast 2014 – a two day festival of food, drink, music and family fun – and Livestock, a night-time music event in the great outdoors headlined by our region’s very own Peter Hook & The Light.
Orb Events worked closely with the Pimbley family as co-organisers and co-creators to reinvent the Wirral Food and Drink festival, shaping it into one of the Northwest’s most exciting and unique culinary events!
Debbie Boyd, director of Orb Events said “It was a dream opportunity to work with such great people and we are grateful that all our hard work paid off!”, whilst Andrew Pimbley, Festival Director said, ‘It was a bit of a gamble, we took a well established festival, changed the name and put it on a different weekend. But we’ve proved it works, people have come and supported us and we couldn’t complain about anything.”
Food and drink traders were packed throughout the festival, with many having to restock before the end of each day. One of the International Street Food traders, Little Furnace, told us afterwards “Next year we intend to go for a larger pitch and bring our big set up! A superb and well-organised event. It was a pleasure to trade at.”
This spirit was mirrored from festival-goer Mark Gateson who described Farm Feast as an “Excellent “mini” festival. Great beer tent, excellent music, food, sun and rain and a little bit of mud! Kids enjoyed it, adults enjoyed it even more.”Peter Hook & The Light at Livestock 2014 – Photograph by David Munn
As day turned to dusk, Farm Feast’s lower meadow transformed into the hotly anticipated Livestock, which saw over 2,500 music lovers enter the gates to enjoy music from headliner Peter hook & The Light, Dan Croll, Stealing Sheep and Soho Riots. An amazing atmosphere accompanied the night-time music event in ‘the great outdoors’, really putting the festival back into food and drink!
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Hello and welcome to an exclusive first look at the daytime poster for our Farm Feast festival. Farm Feast 2014 is the newly revamped and re-branded Wirral & Food Drink Festival, which will be running on the second bank holiday in May (25th & 26th).
From the poster you can see that we have a wide range of different activities going on at Farm Feast this year, available for all age groups to get involved in; ranging from Little Feasters (Kids Zone), to the Vintage Village, to Celebrity Chefs cookery demonstrations. For more information, head over to the Farm Feast website for full details.
Stay tuned for the release of the Livestock poster, which will be displaying information about our night-time entertainment.
We hope to see you there.
Your team, Orb.
Orb Events Join Forces with Claremont Farm to Relaunch Wirral Food & Drink Festival.
We are thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with Claremont Farm to develop the Wirral Food & Drink Festival for 2014 and organisers are promising the best festival offering yet.
The event – which attracted crowds in excess of 25,000 people at its peak – had suffered at the hands of poor weather conditions in 2011 and 2012 leading to the decision to cancel the 2013 festival.
Both organisations have been busy behind the scenes undertaking a detailed analysis of the event and creating new elements for the festival that are hoped will both increase revenue and attract a new audience demographic whilst still upholding the festival’s strong history.
Traditionally, the event has taken place over the August Bank Holiday weekend but it will now move to a new calendar location when it returns in 2014, taking place over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May. New elements being introduced to the festival include a two-day schools programme engaging with Leahurst, Chester University and John Moores University.
Also new for 2014 is an evening organic beer and cider festival to be accompanied by a bustling programme of entertainment that will include some great music, comedy and off-the-wall entertainment.
Over 100 exhibitors are expected to take-part showcasing the best cuisine and produce the region has to offer. There is an exciting line-up of celebrity chef demonstrations and ‘have-a-go’ workshops ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Deborah Boyd, Managing Director of Orb Events said: “We have spent a lot of time working with Andrew to dissect the current model for the festival and have come up with some strong strategies to help take the event to the level that is deserves to be at. We are delighted to be taking on an event that completely fits within our organisation’s values.”
Andrew Pimbley, Manager of Claremont Farm said: “When I started the first festival in 2006, I had no idea that it would become the success it has. It has grown into an event that needs more time and attention than we at Claremont Farm and the committee can give to get the full potential from it. We are extremely excited to be working with Orb Events to develop the festival into something spectacular for its return in 2014.”
The Wirral Food & Drink Festival will return on Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014. Visit www.wirralfoodfestival.co.uk or follow @WirralFoodFest on Twitter for up-to-date festival information.
LIVERPOOL’S MONTH OF SAMBA IN THE CITY IS HERE!
FULL BRAZILICA FESTIVAL PROGRAMME REVEALED – MUSIC, FOOD, FILM, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE, CRAFTS AND MORE
The final Brazilica 2013 countdown is on! This month, Samba fever will take over Liverpool as the country’s biggest samba carnival event returns for a third year, bigger and brighter than ever, with a week long programme of exciting events taking place in the run up to the main carnival day.
The main Brazilica carnival day on Saturday 20 July will see a 500-strong Evening Parade fill the city’s streets with colour, sparkle and music and Williamson Square will host a Music Stagethroughout the day and evening, hosted by DJs from 107.6 Juice FM. The stage will feature the best Brazilian bands such as headliners, Rio-based samba Beatle Band Sargento Pimenta celebrating the global legacy of Liverpool’s greatest musical export and innovative samba & jazz fusion quartet Tribo Da Pesada, both who command 100,000-strong audiences in their native country. A host of other great samba and funk bands, dancers and DJs will also be on hand to entertain revellers who will be able to eat, drink and be merry as they experience this great programme of music and samba dancing, with an outdoor ‘cocktail shack’ and stalls offering the best in Brazilian food.
A brand new element of this year’s carnival day is Brazilica Capoeira Encontro at St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church – an afternoon of capoeira demonstrations and performances from internationally renowned Capoeira master Mestre Parente of Capoeira Cordão de Ouro. Pop down between 12noon and 2pm onSaturday 20 July to watch the masters in action and maybe even have a go yourself!
Friday 19 July, the eve of the main carnival day – is an evening of Carnival Queens and Kings! The evening’s festivities kick off with another new and exciting event for Brazilica 2013 – bringing one of the country’s oldest traditions to Liverpool! The appearance of Carnival King character Rey Momotraditionally signals the start of carnival festivities across several Latin American countries and this year Liverpool will have its very own Rey Momo in the shape of Juice FM’s Baz Todd who – in full costume and accompanied by dancers and samba musicians will arrive at Liverpool Town Hall at 5.30pm to be handed the key to the Brazilica Carnival by Liverpool’s very own Lord Mayor Cllr Gary Millar.
With the festival fanfare officially started, the Friday night fun then continues at the nearby exclusive Newz Bar with the yearly Brazilica Carnival Queen competition! Brazilian dancers from far and wide will battle for samba supremacy which will see each dancer showcase their best routine, most dazzling costume, and of course their sparkling personality and energy. Featuring dancers from some of the World’s most renowned Samba Schools, the public are invited to attend the competition which takes place from 7pm on Friday 19 July.
A week long programme of events will lead up to this carnival extravaganza, a highlight of which is Frevo Drop – a stunning exhibition of hand-painted and illuminated umbrellas is going on display as part of this year’s Brazilica festival. Frevo Drop is curated by arts collective Braziliality, and comes to Liverpool from the London V&A Museum. The installation of 30 original frevo umbrellas will be available to view inMetquarter from Friday July 12, right through the Brazilica festival week. Metquarter will also be holding costume-making workshops suitable for all the family. Frevo is a Brazilian style of high tempo carnival music and dance so distinct to the culture of the north east region of Perambuco that it is recognised by UNESCO. Dancers with frevo bands are known for their energetic moves accompanied with the waving of colourful parasols.
Saturday 13 July sees the ever-popular Afrosamba return to Brazilica for an evening of samba beats
at Leaf on Bold Street in what is the perfect pre-carnival weekend warm-up event! From 7.30pm-late, tickets for this fun and funky event cost just £5.
Firm festival favourite, The Brazilica Zumbathon® will be back and this year raise funds for both the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Liverpool Carnival Company. This popular fixture of the festival hits Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park on Sunday 14 July and is led by Zumba Liverpool’s Karen. Participants are encouraged to dress in carnival costume or don feathered headdress with their gym attire and anyone can join the party! The Brazilica Zumbathon® will also feature a special “Brazilicathon” section carefully choreographed by Simone Reeves, Carnival Queen and lead dancer at Liverpool Samba School and, which will be in keeping with the Zumba® Fitness Movement. The Zumbathon costs £8 in advance or £10 on the day to enter, with all proceeds going to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Liverpool Carnival Company. To register, visitwww.brazilicafestival.co.uk
The old Edge Hill Library on Lodge Lane (home of Liverpool Carnival Company) will be the venue forSamba Drumming and Dance lessons on Monday 15 July at 7.30 (dance – FREE) and 8.30 (drumming – £5) which interested parties of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
The festival week boasts 2 night time Brazilian film screenings at St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church. Tuesday 16 July brings Orfeus Negro (Black Orpheus) a fascinating Academy Award-winning 1950’s film directed by Marcel Camus is love story set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival and on Thursday 18 July see O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation), the 2006 film directed by Cao Hamburger. It follows the story of a boy left alone in a Jewish neighbourhood in the city of São Paulo in the year of 1970 amongst the excitement of the upcoming World Cup and whilst the country is under strict rule from a military government. Both screenings begin at 9.30pm and are free to attend but a small donation on the door is encouraged.
Visit the Metquarter on Wednesday 17 July to take part in a free Carnival Headdress Workshop! The Liverpool Carnival Company’s chief costumière Maeve Morris will be on hand to help participants make their very own carnival headdress from 12.30-2pm.
Rounding off all the fun on Saturday 20 July is the now legendary Brazilica After Party! This year at a new location: HAUS Warehouse on Greenland Street – off Jamaica Street, for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of great food, drink and of course music. All the beautiful Carnival Queens, Samba bands and drum troops will be there cutting loose and enjoying the party, joining them will be a collection of live performances from a vibrant array of artists featured in the carnival. The night will then carry on with some amazing DJ acts playing out Samba and Latin-House vibes keeping the crowds on their feet and entertained until 4am. Prices for this awesome night’s entertainment start from just £6 with an on the night door price of £10. To purchase tickets please visit http://skdl.it/12kZUnq
This year’s Brazilica programme truly offers something for everyone – for more information on all of the above events please visit www.brazilicafestival.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
A little about Liverpool Carnival Company
Liverpool Carnival Company was created 6 years ago by husband and wife creative team, Roger & Maeve Morris. Roger’s career as a professional percussionist spans the last 40 years and includes accolades such as performing with The Real Thing, Jools Holland and Novo Balanço. Maeve, his wife of 30 years, produces almost single-handedly all of the exquisite costumes worn by the drummers and fabulous dancers from the Liverpool Samba School. They have delivered and participated in over 900 events in Brazil, Amsterdam, Ireland, and the UK. Liverpool Samba School holds the accolade for being one of the only non Brazilian samba schools to play in the Rio Carnival parade, with an ongoing partnership with Mangueira samba school -the oldest school in Brazil and a multiple Carnival winner.
Liverpool Carnival Company has delivered a Rio-style carnival in Liverpool since its European Capital of Culture year in 2008 with the focus on involving and engaging local communities in its preparation and performance as well as presenting a memorable spectacle for the people of Liverpool and visitors from further afield.
A little about Orb Events
Orb Events is a value-led, full-service event management company based in Liverpool’s emerging creative quarter, the Baltic Triangle. The team have been behind some of the city’s largest events including Liverpool Pride and Brazilica and have recently been contracted to deliver the All Wales Boat Show for 2013. For more information about the company, visit www.orb-events.co.uk.
More information can be found at www.brazilicafestival.com
Keep up-to-date with Liverpool Carnival Company’s events on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/
BRAZILICA is operated by registered charity; The Liverpool Carnival Company.
Company Registration No: 6208453
Charity Registration No: 1123036
Registered office: 25 Rodney St, Liverpool, L1 9EH
We have a brand new blog. We wanted a better way to keep you all up to date on the happenings at Orb HQ. We’ll be using it to let you get to know us a little better over the coming months. The first post is a look inside our fab new office. Enjoy!
Orb Events has been appointed by SBARC Ltd. to provide event services for the 2013 All Wales Boat Show. The company has secured a contract to manage a 70-strong on-the-water boat show; indoor exhibition; food and drink concessions as well as sponsorship opportunities for the event that will take place from 24th – 28th July 2013 in Conwy.
The show – which was established in 2008 and ran successfully for four years at the Faenol Estate in Bangor – has recently come under new management and will take place at the new location of Deganwy Quays Marina for the first time.
Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand showcasing their products and services over the 5 days. Adding to the excitement, there will be opportunities to take part in educational on-the-water activities and watch stunning daily entertainment.
Deborah Boyd, director of Orb Events, said: “We are delighted to add the All Wales Boat Show to our rapidly growing portfolio of major outdoor events. We are excited to be delivering our services in the North Wales region for the first time and are certain that our hard-working team can replicate the success achieved at our previous events.”
The event announcement comes after a hugely successful summer for Orb Events having delivered the UK’s biggest Samba Carnival – Brazilica – and production management for the UK’s biggest free Pride festival outside of the capital – Liverpool Pride – amongst a host of other events.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the show, visit the North Wales Boat show website at www.allwalesboatshow.com.
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