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Themed Events In The North East – Julie Armstrong

February 10th, 2013 by Kennedy

Times To Remember Events Organiser And PlannerThis week I interviewed seasoned event professional Julie Armstrong for some insider know-how on organising events. Since Julie has been on the events scene for ‘more decades than I would like to admit’ she is a font of great insight that I hope you’ll find useful.

What is one thing that can help guarantee the success of an event?

Creativity and innovation, fuelled with passion for producing stand out occasions and attention to detail all help!

What has been one of your favourite events to produce, and which details made it so special for the client?

There isn’t really a clear favourite although we really get excited about our themed events, and we recently delivered a WONKA theme including umpar lumpars and created a glass elevator experience for arriving guests, who were also greeted by an authentic Willie WONKA who was styled just as though he had walked out of the film really made our event magical for our client.

Getting enough people in the room, what advice do you have for ensuring people are compelled to attend an event?

Getting your event invite with a correctly positioned and visualised message, to the right target audience, at the right time!

What is ‘the’ big thing to do at an event right now that you think will make it really impress guests?

Winter Wonderland Times To RememberThe one big thing at one client event will be very different to another – for instance amazing lighting effects may add to the drama of one event, whilst breathtaking entertainment that reaches our client and their guests in a unique and different way will be the “big thing for another client. Whatever the brief, innovation and creativity and adding new elements that our client won’t have seen before that are new are important.

With so many elements to planning an event, party, function or conference how do you stay organised?

A disciplined approach to planning and adherence to set time-lines are both really important, no magic there, but essential for running a busy events office!

Julie Armstrong owns events company Times To Remember, and brings her background in events and those from her days as a Marketing Director to organise events throughout the UK on a variety of themes. You can visit her online at

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Amy Evans
Amy Evans
14:54 15 Mar 17
Kennedy was very professional, really entertaining and completely different to what we have booked in the past in terms of an after dinner speaker and entertainment. The performance amazed the whole audience and really lifted the spirits in the entire room in time for our formal proceedings.I would definitely recommend Kennedy to anyone looking for corporate entertainment.
james Sheeran
james Sheeran
08:35 16 Mar 17
What a fantastic night’s entertainment Mind of Kennedy provided. Some of the stuff he did is still being talked about at our company days after! Make sure you book him for your corporate event; you won’t be disappointed!
Kerry Celeste
Kerry Celeste
11:10 09 Feb 17
Absolutely spectacular show! Never seen anything like it. We were all mesmerised from beginning to end. I can highly recommend Kennedy’s show to anyone looking for entertainment for a party, wedding or corporate event. He really was outstanding and kept us all laughing & on the edge of our seats all night!
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Jane Bradshaw
Jane Bradshaw
12:44 10 Jul 17
(Feedback about our ruby wedding party last night) – Kennedy was absolutely fantastic. Not only did he work the room really well, and include people from different parts of the room, which is so important, but also he was an absolute delight to work with before, during and after the event... no trouble at all and completely accommodating. The act was tremendous and I love the idea that all our guests are sitting at home today over the Sunday papers, saying "how did he do that?!" I would have no hesitation in recommending Kennedy to anyone I know. Best wishes and thanks again to Kennedy for entertaining all our guests so well at our party. Jane & Pete Bradshaw
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