Events archive

We do like to be beside the seaside

August 20 - August 23

Bournemouth Air Festival Years ago, a trip to the seaside meant ice cream, donkey rides, amusement arcades and a lot of staring at the sea. Those days are long gone especially if you visit Bournemouth around the time of the award winning Air Festival. With a record-breaking 1300 boats in the bay on Saturday alone […]

Transatlantic 175 and high viz models

4 July 2015 - 5 July 2015

Not only did the REM team play a big part in the production and management of Liverpool’s T175 celebrations, they also had a walk on part in The Very Big Catwalk extravaganza. This was a successful Guinness World record attempt for the most models on a catwalk. The record-breaking spectacle formed part of the city’s […]

3 Queens in River Dance

25 05 2015

REM have a long tradition of working on major events in Liverpool but not quite as long as Cunard, who established the first scheduled service across the Atlantic in1840 and every year since, Cunard vessels have crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic without fail. The historic 175th anniversary was celebrated in enormous style with the first-ever […]

Run! – it’s Bristol 10k

31 May 2015

Bristol 10k has gone from strength to strength in recent years, establishing itself as a major date in the running calendar. Whilst the runners are waiting for their alarm clocks to go off or doing a last minute bit of carb loading, the REM team have already been hard at work for several hours setting […]

Champions Parade

28 April 2015

Champions Parade There used to be a joke that Bristol had two football teams – neither of which were any good. Well, that’s just not true anymore. To prove the point, on Sunday May 3rd, Bristol City thrashed Walsall 8-2 prior to being presented with the League One trophy in front of a home crowd […]

Clifton Suspension Bridge 150th Anniversary Fireworks

8 December 2014

All the projects that REM are involved in receive a huge amount of care and attention but there are some occasions which provide moments of sheer magic. The firework display to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Clifton’s Suspension Bridge on December 8th was such an occasion. It had all the elements needed […]

Octoberfest Basingstoke

04 October 2014 - 05 October 2014

There are very few events in the country that offer a line up including beer, cider, Victorian fun and ferrets. It’s obviously a winning combination which attracts record visitor numbers each year to Basingstoke’s Octoberfest. The festival showcases a large range of producers selling great food, beers and cider with a European flavour served up […]

Liverpool International Music Festival

13 August 2014 - 31 August 2014

In the words of Yaw Owusu, curator of Liverpool Music Festival – “ the festival is a series of diverse and eclectic music events and performances that reflect the City’s ever evolving relationship with music “ The 2014 calendar of events saw massive developments in programming building on last year’s successful Sefton Park element with […]

Commonwealth Flotilla

23 July 2014 - 3 August 2014

REM successfully delivered event management services for the Commonwealth Flotilla along with other elements  of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, July 23rd – August 3rd. REM began working on site on July 8th after months of planning, managing the delivery of the spectator zones and media facilities for the flotilla event in Greenock on behalf […]

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

7 August 2014 - 10 August 2014

There are few more magical sights than 150 hot-air balloons rising into the early morning skies over Bristol. There are also spectacular evening launches and fantastic night glows, but sunrises and balloons are the connoisseurs’ choice. The idea for the fiesta came in the early 1960s when Don Cameron came to Bristol as a young, […]

Bristol Harbour Festival

18 July 2014 - 20 July 2014

The Bristol Harbour Festival launched in 1971 (it was called the Bristol Regatta then) when a group of like-minded boats owners got together to exercise their navigational rights when some bright spark decided to fill in the docks to build a road. It is now in its 43rd year and is estimated to attract more […]

Kew the Music

16 July 2014 - 20 July 2014

One of London’s top visitor attractions, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Over the past 250 years it has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungus with many benefits for mankind. You can imagine with all that going on […]

Pride 2014

12 July 2014

Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, organised by the LGBT community. We Are: Proud is the chance for all LGBT people, their friends, families and allies across the whole of the South West to stand up and declare they are proud of who they are. It’s also a […]

Woking Party in the Park

8 July 2014

Around 5,000 visitors braved the changeable weather conditions to enjoy an extravaganza of music, dance, sport and culture at Woking’s annual free, family-friendly Party in the Park. From midday to 7pm, Dallas Campbell, BBC presenter from Bang Goes the Theory, introduced hardy souls to an exciting mix of interactive activities, workshops, sport on the big […]

Cowley Road Carnival

6 July 2014

As WB Yeats remarked: “I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking.” Shame he didn’t get to see Cowley Road Carnival where visitors liked to parade carnival-style, listened to some mighty sound systems and enjoyed some great […]

Armed Forces Day

29 June 2014

It’s easy to underestimate how much the public like to interact with members of the Armed Forces. Queen Square in Bristol played host to the city’s first-ever Armed Forces Day celebration. Designed to support armed forces past and present, the day enabled visitors to see and sit on huge bits of machinery, talk to servicemen […]

Bristol Summer Series

26-27 June 2014

Bristol Summer Series, a new live music event focused on bringing high profile artists to the historic Harbourside for alfresco concerts, made its debut in late June. REM and Metropolis have a history of waterside collaborations having managed the Massive Attack gig in the same place several years ago.  The concerts are the inspiration of […]

Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride

22 June 2014

Celebrating its 21st birthday this year, Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride is one of the UK’s largest free non-competitive cycling events. This year it joined forces with Big Green Week for after-ride activities and an after party on College Green. With a choice of four routes ranging from nine to 38 miles, people of all ages […]

The Mersey River Festival

13 June 2014 - 15 June 2014

REM has a long history of working in Liverpool and unrivalled expertise in maritime festivals so we were delighted to be awarded the site and production management contract. The International Mersey River Festival and Music on the Waterfront sees tens of thousands of people head to the waterfront. Highlights included a fleet of vessels which […]

Lashings XI

6 June 2014

The Lashings Tour returned to Downend Cricket Club for the fourth year running on 6 June. The postage stamp-size pitch resonates with history and is inexorably linked with the Downend-born legend, WG Grace. The 25-strong Lashings squad is packed with international stars. Each season, they tour clubs across the country to promote cricket and support […]

BAE Oman Ceremony

28 May 2014

HM Naval Base in Portsmouth is familiar territory to REM as we have nearly 20 years of experience working in the home of the British Navy. Our client BAE Systems handed over the third of three new warships to the Royal Navy of Oman and we have produced all three ceremonies in varying locations around […]

Bristol 10k

11 May 2014

The Bristol 10k is one of the fastest growing and most popular running events in the UK and has been recognised as a runbritain Grand Prix event. Wet and windy conditions greeted the 9,870 runners and two elite wheelchair contestants for the 2014 edition – by far a record turnout for the event despite the […]

Bristol water slide

4 May 2014

A giant 95m (300ft) water slide was installed on Park Street in Bristol as part of Make Sunday Special and the Bristol Art Weekender – understandably, it became known as the Park and Slide.   Running for one day only, it was an event people of the city will remember for many years to come and […]

BBC @ Bristol Food Connections

1 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

As part of the citywide food celebration Bristol Food Connections, which ran from 1 to 11 May, the BBC hosted BBC @ Bristol Food Connections: a free, family-friendly festival featuring ‘affordable, achievable and inspirational’ cooking demonstrations with a host of celebrity chefs including Tom Kerridge and the stars of Junior Bake Off and Junior MasterChef. […]

Bath Christmas lights

12 november 2013

REM have worked with the City of Bath on the Christmas Lights Switch On for several years and have been constantly refining our recipe for a successful event. This year, we will be double checking the ingredients as the celebrity switch throwing guest is none other than old blue eyes herself, Queen of Cakes, Bath […]

Bristol half marathon

15 september 2013

2013 marked the 25th Silver Anniversary year of the Bristol Half Marathon which was first held in 1989 when a 1000 runners took part. Since then the race has grown with 20,000 people now taking part annually. Over the years, the event has attracted star names, including Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe but its success […]

Woking Party in the Park

13 july 2013

Sunshine, smiles and the sound of music were in the air as Woking’s second Pary in the Park took over Woking Park with an extravaganza of music, dance, sport and culture. Over 8,500 visitors took advantage of the sunshine and attended the free family-friendly event, delivered by Woking Borough Council’s Celebrate Woking. Leading the festivities, […]

Bradford festival

10 june 2013 - 16 june 2014

Blending the most successful elements of past events, the new style Bradford Festival brought a vibrant, colouful and multicultural programme of the very best international, British and local theatre, art, music and dance right into the heart of the city. Sunday was Mela Day, a colourful and energetic, multi-cultural programme of music, dance and street […]

Cowley Road Carnival

7 jult 2014

If Matthew Arnold was still alive, he would be adding carnival vibes and family fun to “dreaming spires”. On July 7, it was party time as Oxford’s biggest and most inclusive summer party – Cowley Road Carnival celebrated the diverse communities of East Oxford. The big highlight of Carnival was the Procession which included schools […]

Bristol 10k

5 may 2013

The Bristol 10k is one of the fastest growing and most popular running events in the UK and has been recognised as a RunBritain Grand Prix event. Nearly 10,000 runners signed up for this year’s race, the entry list included runners from all over Europe, New Zealand and Australia alongside thousands of participants from the […]

Mersey River Festival

7 june 2013 - 9 june 2013

The Mersey River Festival returned to Liverpool this year when tall ships graced the Mersey as the city became one of the host ports for the Irish Sea Fleet Maritime Tour 2013. REM have a long history of working in the city and unrivalled expertise in maritime festivals so we were delighted to be awarded […]

Carmen Bollywood

9 june 2013

When Georges Bizet witnessed the first performance of his opera Carmen, the lukewarm public reaction caused him to pronounce – “I foresee a definite and hopeless flop” Not only was he proved wrong but he would have been amazed to see the Bollywood style production produced by the BBC in Bradford. The show followed the […]

Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride

16 June 2013

If you’re a fan of fluorescent Lycra and a great family day out, this is an event guaranteed to put a grin on people’s faces. With five routes to suit every ability, it’s an amazing feeling riding on closed or quiet roads with thousands of other cyclists. Not that we actually know that as we […]

Celebrating age festival

24 june 2013 - 6 july 2013

The Celebrating Age Festival was first set up in 2008 in response to Bristol Older People’s Strategy. Its vision is to: a) recognise the positive value of older people and combat age discrimination b) place older people at the centre of thinking and planning services and c) actively promote independence and wellbeing. This year’s festival […]

Danson festival

6 july 2013 - 7 july 2013

July saw hundreds of artists, performers, musicians, dancers, sports people and entertainers descend on the beautiful grounds of Danson Park for the annual Danson Festival in the London Borough of Bexley. We have been principal contractor on the event for seven years and during that time, it has grown into one of the biggest free […]

Lashings vs Downend

july 18

The international cricketers of the Lashings World Tour returned to Downend Cricket Club for the third year running on 18 July – the birthday of WG Grace. The legendary Downend-born cricketer was born on 18 July 1848 and the game marked what would have been the old boy’s 165th birthday. The 25-strong Lashings squad is […]

Bristol harbourside festival

26 July 2014 - 28 July 2014

The REM team love Bristol Harbour Festival for a number of reasons: it’s the South West’s largest free public festival and is a celebration of all that makes Bristol such a fantastic place to live in, create in and visit. Our office is slap bang in the middle of the event site as well so […]

Bristol balloon fiesta

8 August 2014 - 11 August 2014

There are few more magical sights than over 120 hot air balloons rising into the early morning skies over Bristol.  There are also spectacular evening launches and fantastic night glows as well but sunrises and balloons are the connoisseur’s choice.  The Fiesta is now in its 33rd year and it all started in the early […]

Liverpool Music Festival

23 August 2014 - 26 August 2014

The Matthew Street Festival may have gone but long live the Liverpool International Music Festival. Inspired by the vision of Music Curator, Yaw Owusu – “Liverpool International Music Festival is focusted on three things; celebrating greatness, discovering the new and inspiring the next. We want people to disover the DNA of a global music cityand […]

BAE Ship launches

November 2012, June and October 2013

Over the years, the Naval Dockyard at Portsmouth has become like a second home to some of the team at REM. Working with our client BAE systems has enabled us to build a working relationship which involves fascinating traditions and formalities alongside cutting edge technologies. In 2013, we were contracted to produce and manage naming […]

Mary Berry

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Bath Christmas market

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Bournemouth Air Show

20 August 2014 - 24 August 2014

We do like to be beside the seaside, which combined with one of the best air shows in the world, record visitor numbers and the occasional ice cream must mean its Bournemouth Air Festival. An estimated 1.2m people attended the four day show with the Coastguard confirming that 1,000 boats provided a view from the […]