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Get Paid to Speak: A Quick Guide to Becoming a Professional Speaker

As an aspiring public speaker, perhaps you’re wondering what to charge people to hear your words of wisdom. Tony Blair is reputed to be paid £2,000 a minute. How much ambition do you have? You have things to say, but you’re not quite sure how you get to say them in a room full of…
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6 Reasons to Have a Magician at Your Next Corporate Event

Are you looking for something to take your next corporate event up a notch? Then you should consider hiring a different style of entertainment to bring your event up to the next level. Keep reading to learn why hiring a magician for your next event is a great idea. 1. Make it Memorable With a Magician…
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Gatwick Diamond Business: Re-Energise Conference 2020

As we enter a new decade, having been worn down by Brexit issues, facing fresh economic challenges. Gatwick Diamond Business group felt it was time to Re-Energise. Arranging an appropriately titled Business conference with four speakers ready to light the match and send us all into motivational orbit. Stress in Our Lives Psychologist Maria Paviour…
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What Is a Keynote Speaker at a Conference?

Are you hosting a gathering or conference sometime in the near future? Do you want to find a way to make sure that whatever you plan resonates with your audience? A great keynote speaker can be just what you need to have a truly successful event. Curious about what one is and why you should have…
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Kevin Keegan: Love It!

Kevin Keegan was the special guest at the Sussex Cricket Foundation lunch at The Grand, Brighton. However, Kevin had to share top billing with the ICC cricket world cup trophy, so excitingly won by England in July. Thanks to the ECB for loaning such a converted trophy for the occasion. The event was supported by…
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Choosing the Perfect Guest Speaker for Your Event

There were 1.9 million meetings in the year 2016 alone. Out of all those events, how many had a guest speaker that bored the audience to tears? With so many meetings happening per year, you want to make sure that yours is one to remember. You need a brilliant guest speaker that will engage and inspire your audience. With…
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How to Get the Best From a Celebrity at Your Event

How to Get the Best From a Celebrity at Your Event

The excitement and buzz over a big event gathering can be grand. Adding a guest celebrity to that mix can make the entire ordeal electric. The trouble is how do you even begin to get a celebrity at your event? It won’t be easy but with enough effort and the right effort, you can do…
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Tyson Fury: Tribute to Ricky Jordan

Tyson Fury made a Grand Hotel entrance to pay tribute to Ricky Jordan a former amateur boxer who sadly left us after an illness. The evening raised funds for worldwide Boxing charity ‘WBC Cares UK’ who are dedicated to making a real positive difference to the lives of the UK’s younger generation, their families and…
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Frank Bruno: Knocks ‘Em Out! (Comicus in the Community)

The Change Foundation in association with The Berkeley Foundation have, in conjunction with local councils, been running the inner-city initiative called ‘Street Elite’ around London’s Tower Hamlets area. This is a ‘training for work’ initiative that uses sport, mentoring and youth engagement; to help young adults living on the edge of gangs and crime get a job…
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Comedy Nights @ The New Theatre Royal Lincoln

Comedy Nights @ The New Theatre Royal Lincoln

The New Theatre Royal Lincoln starts their highly popular comedy nights; with some of the country’s leading stand up comedians performing at the beautiful Grade 2 listed Victoria theatre built in 1893. Comedy At The New Theatre Royal Among some of the seasons stand out comics are Tim Clark and Jeff Stevenson; back from their highly…
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Jim Tavaré Touring & Speaking (Deadpan to Bedpan)

Jim Tavaré returned to the UK in May 2019 to tour his award winning Edinburgh show – ‘Deadpan to Bedpan’ Arts Centres & Venues Jim appeared at a number of arts centres  and venues including Swindon Arts Centre, Joker Comedy Club (Southend), The Junction (Cambridge), Royal Spa Centre (Leamington Spa), The Capitol (Horsham), Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone), The Hawth (Crawley), Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre…
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Tour Review: Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan

Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan, the bacon and eggs pairing, are a surprising mixture of comedy talent touring the country together with their different but complementary styles of stand up. Well Observed Impressions McGowan’s well observed impressions drive his act forward, one after the other, some nicely catching the ear, especially those where other impressionists haven’t…
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Jim Tavare: ‘From Deadpan to Bedpan’

Jim Tavare: ‘From Deadpan to Bedpan’

What does one do when you’ve had the most horrific car crash, come close to death three times in the operating theatre and told by the doctors to contact your children to say goodbye? Well, you write jokes. Jim Tavare sat back on his bed facing a year of convalescing, an uncertain future with major…
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Edinburgh Fringe festival 2018: A week of show reviews

Sunday ‘Terry Alderton: The Musical’ is an extremely fast paced stand up performance. His impact is immediate, providing all the physicality associated with this over bearing but talented performer, with highly timed sound inserts, supported by Terry’s strong ability for voices and for the visually absorbed.  His legs in the air, Terry’s feet begin a…
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Carol Cleveland Monty Python: Forgotten Female 7th Member

Carol Cleveland: Monty Python’s Forgotten Female 7th Member

‘Monty Pythons flying Circus’ (BBC 1969 -1974) was a surreal TV programme; which changed the face of comedy not only in Britain but the world. Its popularity stretched across Europe and The United States. Many of its famous sketches, which often mocked the establishment, are still re-run on television today; besides DVD’s, albums, several books…
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Pete Conway & Robbie Williams: Like Father Like Son

Robbie Williams is recognised as one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide. Six of his albums are in the top 100 biggest selling records in the UK; four of which are in the top 60. But some of that magic may well have come from his dad.…
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Private Charter Comedy Cruise Events

Comicus is associated as pioneers in the cruise ship event world – Comedians On Cruise Ships. Being the first to integrate modern new comedians onto traditional cruise ships. An artistic comedy development our Director first implemented in holiday resorts, then moving the concept to the oceans of the world for several multinational cruise companies. Such…
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Football Nostalgia: National Daily Express 5-A-Side Competition

Five-a-side football is often seen today as a training method, used by clubs to keep players fit and practicing moving the ball quickly. What is often forgotten is this form of the beautiful game once had its own special competition. Leading teams would compete on a knock out basis in single evening of five-a-side football…
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Football Nostalgia: The London Evening Standard 5-a-side tournament

Football Nostalgia: London Evening Standard 5-A-Side Tournament

The London Evening Standard 5-a-side tournament (organised by the Sports Council now called Sport England) was first introduced in 1954.  And the last time in 1995. The competition, was usually played towards the end of the season (April, May). It featured the capitals league clubs. Roger Hillier says. ‘Initially the tournament ran for seven years…
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Open Tennis Speakers Benefit From Boom

Open Tennis Speakers Benefit From Boom

It is more than fifty years since Tennis went ‘Open’. This change allowed professional and amateur open tennis players to compete together at major Grand slam championships. Namely the US Open, French Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon (the oldest Tennis competition in the world). Since 1968 the game has soared in popularity. With millions watching…
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Cricket’s Gillespie: Sends Sussex Dizzy

There is a sense of excitement and hope around the county ground nowadays, after two rather miserable years on the field and plenty of challenges off it, the professional game of cricket continues to change. Getting it right off the pitch often reflects what happens on it. Rob Andrew is a determined chief executive, focused…
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Delegates Held Hostage by 4 Speakers

The Gatwick Diamond Speakers Conference provided its members with a group of diverse, interesting and thought-provoking guest speakers (Luise Usiskin, Tori James, Dr.James Bellini & Kirk Kinnell) at South Lodge, Hotel tackling a number of interesting subjects. The team met as a panel to discuss delegates questions, with the conference hosted by BBC reporter /…
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Alan Ayckbourn: ‘How the other half Loves’

‘How the other half Loves’ explores the different social attitudes to supposed infidelity. This, six hander play (three couples), set in the 1960’s, contains all the hallmarks of strong comic plotting with moments of extreme farce. Originally written by Alan Ayckbourn in 1970, being his second work, much waited for after the success of his…
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Warwick Davis: One Big Man

Actor Warwick Davis joined a group of Sussex Executives to enjoy the start of the Beaujolais Nouveau season and raise funds for his charity ‘Little People’ UK. This small man has made a major impact in important films such ‘Star Wars’ & ‘Harry Potter’ as well as guesting and presenting many other TV shows and…
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