“Oktoberfest” – the legendary Bavarian Beer festival -comes to LondonWritten by German News
“Oktoberfest” – legendary Bavarian Beer festival -comes to London
The world’s largest and most famous beer festival – Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest - is coming to London! For three Fridays this October – October 15th, October 22nd and 29th – Limeburner Lane will be filled with famous Bavarian Erdinger beer, bratwurst and pretzels, traditional Bavarian music, yodelling and blonde beer waitresses.
“Oktoberfest in London” is an international event with something for all nationalities and customers.
Individual beer fans, groups and companies are all invited to join original Bavarian-style event in a traditional rustic German atmosphere. As well as beer, bratwurst and music there will also be Bavarian Olympics.
Two of traditional highlights are Fingerhakeln (two contestants ‘wrestle’ with their middle fingers to try to pull opponent over table and into submission); and Masskrug-Stemmen (contestants carry steins with straight arms in a test of endurance).
Company Christmas party or holiday event planning made easy – Useful TipsWritten by Boris Cherniak
“Holiday entertainment planning is a serious business – a lot happens behind scenes, long before CEO says thanks for a job well-done”, says Incredible BORIS (Boris Cherniak). Around this time of year, human resources managers and company CEOs are asking age-old question - How do we make our holiday event an affair to remember? After all, we are simply trying to thank employees, suppliers and their families for a job well done throughout year. We also want this event to motivate group to be happy and productive in future. This is a more difficult task that may appear from outside.
“The people planning functions have an enormous task of fitting into ever-shrinking budgets while keeping party-goers satisfied,” says Boris Cherniak, corporate event planning professional, comedy hypnotist entertainer and motivational speaker.
Here is a helpful checklist of planning an affair for holidays (as provided by Boris Cherniak): 1. Budget. Break down all amounts allocated to each task then you can have a clear view of how much room you have to play. Spend it wisely and know what your limitations are. The old rule of thumb is you get what you pay for. If it appears too inexpensive, it may be inexperience or you will not be getting what you expected. Get best value possible with resources you have available. It is easy to spend ANY budget. You may have to make a few sacrifices. What gets eliminated first and what should be kept at any cost? Always keep in mind of what overall impression by attendees will be. Leave a lasting impression. 2. Number of people in attendance – estimate number of people expected at party. Keep in mind that a small percentage may not attend due to lack of babysitters, illness or vacation. 3. Book banquet hall facilities, venue location. Pick a location that is convenient for your group with amenities like transportation, parking, etc. 4. Food and catering – dinner / lunch, drinks or buffet – most halls will offer you different choices of meal options, hors d’oerves, desserts and per person amounts. Make sure there are enough choices for all tastes. 5. Schedule and timing. It is easy to under-estimate amount of time a function will take due to many unforeseen circumstances. Factors such as how long speeches will take, time to bring out food or attendees arriving late due to a freak snowstorm or traffic. This can change dynamic of your event - plan accordingly and have a contingency plan. 6. Entertainment – comedian, hypnotist, juggler, psychic, magician, DJ and dancing, party games. Entertainment is a wonderful way to make your event memorable. Entertainment comes in many budgets and styles. Pick a solution that will not only make company and event planner look good, but will leave a lasting impression on attendees. Explore different options best suited to your group. Local or national performers can be considered. Many are available on web and could be your first place of inquiry. Many agencies have a roster of people they can suggest. Never forget to look within your company for entertainment suggestions and talent (in every company there is a band or a disk jockey that would be more than happy to accommodate your budget and show off their talents). Keep in mind that entertainers are extremely busy during holiday season – leaving booking your entertainment until last minute is not a good idea as your date may no longer be available. 7. Sound, lighting, projection equipment and audio visual materials – Have a run-through and make sure everything is in place before your audience arrives so that you don’t have to deal with “technical difficulties”.