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.
It has just been announced that one of our flagship events – Brazilica – has been nominated in the ‘Best Cultural Event’ category at the prestigious Brazilian International Press Awards.
The awards ceremony – with editions in the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom – celebrate the most active Brazilian communities outside of the home nation and are supported by the Consulate General of Brazil in London and Embassy of Brazil in the UK.
Following suggestions received from the public, organizations and initiatives that promote the various aspects of the Brazilian presence in the UK, an esteemed panel of representatives from the media, cultural organisations and community in Brazil and in the UK have whittled the nominees down from ten to just five per category.
The Electoral College will announce the winners on the 15th of August, a month before the awards ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 22nd September at the Hilton Canary Wharf, London.
Voting is open now and will remain open until Wednesday 25th July. Please do take a moment to vote for us – it is category 15 ‘Eventos Culturais’ – and show the world what a fantastic event we have right here in Liverpool. Click here to vote!
Due to an unfortunate mix up with dates, The Liverpool Feelgood Fair has been postponed. Watch this space for a number of new opportunities coming your way. We apologise for the inconvenience. Stall holders: We have attempted to contact each of you directly. If you have yet to hear from us, you will do in the near future. Again, we apologise for the inconvenience.
ACTS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS SINGAPORE TO CONVERGE ON LIVERPOOL FOR CARNIVAL WEEKEND
Samba bands and performers from across the globe will take over Liverpool from 13-15 July when Brazilica, the UK’s largest Brazilian carnival event, hits the city on a larger scale than ever before. An evaluation of last year’s event found that the festival was the 6th biggest tourist attraction on Merseyside, attracting 60,000 revellers from far and wide, who between them brought £4.2 million into the city’s visitor economy. Organisers Orb Events and Liverpool Carnival Company anticipate that the 2012 festival will contribute to the city on an even larger scale.
Saturday 14 July sees the entire city centre taken over by Latin fever when a 500-strong evening parade will fill the city’s streets with colour, sparkle and music, making it the hottest night of Liverpool’s summer regardless of the weather. During the day and new for 2012 is the closure of Bold St to traffic – the area will turn Brazilian for the day with street performances, stalls and many of the famous thoroughfare’s shops, restaurants and bars getting involved with the festivities. Some shops will extend their opening hours into the evening to mark this special day.
Ged Gibbons, Chief Executive of City Central BID, said: ‘’City Central BID is delighted to be working with the Brazilica festival once again. Last year’s parade was an amazing experience – the like of which we’d never seen before in the city centre. We’re really excited about the Carnival City weekender, and with the magical vibrancy Brazilica brings it will undoubtedly be one of the must see highlights of our Summer of Love.’’
Also on Saturday, Williamson Square will for the second year running host a music stage throughout the day and evening, again surrounded by a Latino street food market, and stalls selling crafts and gifts. Further city centre locations including a second stage, new for 2012, will be revealed soon.
At Wolstenholme Creative Space, a 2 day art exhibition will run on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July whilst on Sunday 15 July festival goers can enjoy cycle powered cinema at FACT and a closing party which will see out this weekend of Latin fever in samba-tastic style!
Some of the world’s biggest samba bands will head to Liverpool for Brazilica 2012, testament to the festival’s growth and position as the UK’s premier samba carnival event. One band is travelling all the way from Singapore, specifically for Brazilica! Sambiesta is one of the few percussion bands in Singapore that plays hot and sexy Brazilian Samba music. Made up of young and energetic music enthusiasts, the band specializes in fusing modern funk, drum and bass and other unique beats with the traditional and ethnic Afro-Brazilian percussion. Sambiesta will take part in the parade and perform on the Williamson Square stage.
Yanbin Tan of Sambiesta said: “Sambiesta is really excited to be a part of this year’s Brazilica. Some of us have played at the Drogheda Samba Festival and Coburg Samba Festival before, but this is our first time as a band performing at an overseas festival. We’re looking forward to bringing our music overseas with this opportunity to share our moves and beats as we take in the sounds and sights of the UK’s biggest Brazilian samba festival. We’re also really keen to meet up and learn from other bands that will be at Liverpool. July can’t come sooner!”
Innovative samba & Jazz fusion quartet Tribo Da Pesada, who will also grace the Williamson Square stage, will be joined by a renowned singer all the way from Rio. Fabio Allman, frontman for Rio superstars Monobloco, is a showman used to performing all over Brazil to 100,000 people a time!
Debbie Boyd, Director of Orb Events, said: “The team at Orb events were so proud of the amazing reception Brazilica received last year. This year Brazilica has attracted so much interest from Samba fans across the world. We are really excited to be involved with a Liverpool born event that has the potential to bring thousands of visitors to our city. Brazilica 2012 will be bigger, better and truly international with performers coming from as far away as Brazil, Portugal and Singapore.”
On the evening of Friday 13 July a charity gig in aid of ABC (Action for Brazil’s Children) at Nation boasting a stellar line up of the best Brazilian DJs will see large numbers of revellers partying Brazilian style until the early hours, warming up for the weekend’s events. The line up for this event will be revealed very soon.
Also in the run up to the festival, a programme of Fringe Events curated by Misturado and Rebel Soul will get the city in the mood with the best in Brazilian music, dance, art, culture and film. The first of the events, Version Excursion, takes place on 25 May at Mello Mello (£3 entry) where a great line up of Brazilian and Afrobeat bands and artists will join the musical dots from Africa to Brazil. Full Fringe line up to be announced very soon!
City Central BID has programmed Brazilica as the centrepiece of its Carnival City weekender – which will open with a series of spectacular theatrical displays by Brouhaha International on Friday, July 13 and culminates with a mega mass participatory dance performance by Merseyside Dance Initiative on Sunday, July 15.
Carnival City has been created as part of the Summer of Love campaign – www.citycentralbid.com/summer-of-love – which features dozens of free live cultural and sporting events from May 1 – September 30 in the retail heart of the city centre.
The ‘Summer of Love’ has been devised to minimise the impact of the six month, £25m redevelopment of Central Station. As well as an extensive on-line marketing campaign the Summer of Love will also be promoted via an event guide that doubles as a rail ticket, which can be used as a discount card in participating city centre shops.
For more info go to www.citycentralbid.com or www.loveliverpoolcentral.com
BRAZILICA promises to be Liverpool’s most exciting, exotic and vibrant spectacle, exploding with life, music, sport and dazzling costumes through the streets of the city centre, so get BRAZILICA 2012 (13 – 15 July) in your diaries and get ready to party with Liverpool Carnival Company.
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/brazilica2012