8 Northumberland Avenue on the hunt for two new hires

Historic events venue 8 Northumberland Avenue is looking for an events manager and operations manager to join its exciting team of event professionals.

Event Manager
The successful candidate will be able to manage and be accountable for assigned events from beginning to end, whilst ensuring consistently high standards across all of the business areas, including client liaison, catering, production, operations and profitability.

Please note all applicants must have a minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role to be considered.

Operations Manager
The role of the operations manager will involve both event operation and catering, as well as contributing to the overall group of exciting businesses that make up Northumberland Events.

Organising, and delivering over 160 events per year, both the events manager and the operations manager will be part of a dynamic business where exceeding expectations comes as standard.

Applicants for both roles will enjoy working on high-profile events such as big brand product launches and award nights as well as extravagant Christmas parties for a long prestigious client list including Sky, LinkedIn, Facebook, Disney and more.

For more information or to apply for these roles at 8 Northumberland Avenue, click here.

Huishan Zhang showcases RTW Fall collection at Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster hosted up-and-coming fashion designer Huishan Zhang’s Ready To Wear Fall 2017 collection as part of London Fashion Week (LFW).

The show on Monday, 20 February, which was broadcast around the world via a live stream on the LFW website, took advantage of the venue’s spacious Assembly Hall, with models taking to a catwalk which circulated the entire room.

Huishan has been a regular feature on the LFW Schedule, with celebrity supporters such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Amelia Dornan, Naomi Campbell and Samantha Cameron wearing his collections. 

Huishan Zhang said: “Being an international fashion house based in London, Church House felt like the perfect location to synergise the brands ethos of bridging cultures. The venue is a huge part of London’s culture and is a historical land mark full of history and culture – a melting pot for what inspires our collections.”

Robin Parker, general manager at Church House Westminster, said: “London Fashion Week is one of the city’s most vibrant and creative events and our flexible event spaces provide designers with a range of creative options. The Assembly Hall offers a stylish setting for catwalk shows, and we are delighted that a number of designers are now utilising the venue to showcase their latest collections.”

For more information about Church House Westminster please contact sales@churchhouseconf.co.uk.

20 Cavendish Square now supporting emerging artists

20 Cavendish Square at the Royal College of Nursing has announced it will be supporting a new emerging artist every two months by exhibiting art in its office.

The fantastic venue will be showcasing a range of exciting styles over the coming months throughout its meeting rooms and office space. The paintings will be available to buy and the it is hoped the changing nature of the exhibitions will inject energy into the workplace, creating a dynamic and stimulating environment.

Art is a subjective topic and changing the works regularly will enable 20 Cavendish Square to cater for a range of tastes. It will provide the opportunity for staff and visitors to enjoy gallery quality art at work, encouraging people to share their opinions, promoting conversation and communication.

Cassandra Henry conference & internal manager, at 20 Cavendish Square, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to give emerging artists a platform whilst also having a positive impact on our space.”

The first artist to be exhibited at 20 Cavendish Square is Mark Fisher. Originally from Canterbury, Mark now works from him studio in Sedlescombe, East Sussex. He was taught to draw and paint from an early age by his mother, winning his first art competition at the young age of 16.

Mark’s collection of London cityscapes, are painted in a distinctive, representational style. Inspired by artists such as J.M.W Turner and Kurt Jackson, he is interested not only in the landscape but in the architecture that sits within it. Using deliberate brushwork, Mark builds the city in horizontal and vertical lines from high view-points to deliver an atmospheric body of work.

20 Cavendish Square is working with Little Van Gogh to bring these changing exhibitions to their London office.

Chloé Adams, director of Little Van Gogh, which works with artists all over Europe exhibiting 7,000 pieces of art internationally, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing our artists with 20 Cavendish Square. They have embraced supporting the arts wholeheartedly and the artwork is going to look fantastic in the space.”

For more information, please visit 20cavendishsquare@rcn.org.uk.

Congrats to all the winners of our BNC Events Show Giveaway!

We had a fantastic time meeting all you #eventprofs and discussing your venue needs at this year’s BNC Events Show.

To mark the occasion, we gave away some fantastic prizes from our member venues including fine-dining for two with wine at Victory Services Club, a £100 voucher for lunch or dinner at Shepherd’s of Westminster and a £50 Strada voucher from Church House Westminster.

The prizes are now on their way to the winners so, a big congratulations to them and thank you to all those who entered. 

Make sure to keep an eye out for the next lot of prizes on offer from our member venues by signing up to our newsletter here or following us on Twitter.