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The Color Run is 5K of running madness in the US and great news for the UK it is on it’s way over here!!
Only loveliest 5K run on the planet!!

Color Run’s Facebook page needs 500 shares before they will tell us they UK event news!!!

This unique paint race ”The Color Run’ is known also as  the happiest 5K on the planet and celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to your community.

This untimed race is not how fast you can run or what time you can do your mile in, but more about having fun and the time of your life.

This is a fantastic 5K run in which thousands of participants are drenched from head to toe in different colours at every kilometer , ending at the finishing line with an amazing “Color Festival” using even more coloured powder, including millions of vivid colour combinations, giving you the best post 5K party on the planet!

Since its debut in January 2012 in the US the Color Run has gone from 50 events and 600,000 participants in the US to over 100 events and over a million people taking part for 2013 all over the world.

Organisers focus on giving back to the community by choosing a charity for each city they visit, so far they have raised donations for over 60 local and national charities.

Love is in the air!

The Color Run caters for everyone from 2 years to 80 year olds, from beginners to professional athletes.

Some runners participate to remember loved ones who have passed away or to celebrate loved ones who are still with us or fighting diseases.

In the wake the Boston Marathon bombings what we need is a reminder of the love that the world has to offer. The Color Run events are all about love and since it started there have been approximately 10 marriage proposals and one wedding!

The Color Run have been using Facebook to advertise their Color Run UK, but as yet they are just teasing us!

Until they receive 500 shares, they won’t be releasing any dates….SO come on guys what you waiting for? Go to Facebook and get sharing.

As soon as the UK events are listed BritEvents will let everyone know of the towns and cities where you can join the colourful party!!

The Color Run is expected in the UK for 2013. Who's joining them?

Color Run UK!!!!!!!!!!

Members of the public will get a unique opportunity to test their ball skills and try to get one passed football ace David Seaman.
Now TV will transform Trafalgar Square this week

Test your ball skills against soccer ace David Seaman

Now TV will be bringing their Pop Up Pitch to Trafalgar Square in London for one day only on Thursday 4 April, offering football fans a unique opportunity to test their ball skills against English former professional goalkeeper David Seaman.

The Now TV Pop Up Pitch will be transforming Trafalgar square for just one day only to celebrate the arrival of Sky Sports on Now TV. Everyone will be given the chance to test their skills during a penalty shoot-out taking place throughout the day.

Football fans who would like to take advantage of this unique football day must register for their chance to take part on www.facebook.com/NOWTV.

A lunchtime drop in session will be available from 1pm – 2pm to members of the public on a first-come-first-served basis. Entry is subject to capacity.

So, make sure you check out BritEvents for more information for a great Easter holiday day out for all the family.

 

You can apply to take part in this totes amaze run, where you are literally running for your life through a 5Km course dodging the undead.

Run for your life

During this scary run, you will have to navigate your way around a multitude of obstacles, specifically designed to slow you down, while you try to escape from the Zombie horde who will be trying to run you down and eat your brains.

There are two ways to partake in this hilarious race. Either by escaping the dead or become one of the zombies hunting for their next meal.

The Zombie Evacuation Race takes the brave participants through a terrifying running journey of their lives. You will have to navigate through a 5k forest with a series of obstacles, whilst being chased by a relentless horde of Zombies.

Race participants will have to make strategic choices along the course to find the quickest and safest route to the finishing line.

This crazy Halloween event uses Hollywood SFX makeup artists and pyrotechnicians in making this Zombie experience  as realistic as possible and an event that you’ll never forget!

I do?

If you are lucky enough to complete the course uneaten, than participants can celebrate at the Post Evacuation Party with  ‘Zombie Target Practice’ and other Zombie inspired games. The prizes, contests and delicious food will  make you feel glad to be alive.

If you feel that you’ll be too afraid to be chased but the undead  (to be fair who’d wouldn’t be), you could join the cast in various roles or simply attend as a spectator.

Race schedules and registration packages are available for individuals and teams on The Zombie Evacuation Race site for dates and times got to www.britevents.com

Happy running!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony was a hard act to follow.

The Opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games was certainly going to be a hard act to follow. I think I am fair saying that the closing ceremony didn’t have the same magical and tear jerking feeling of the opening ceremony, although there were a few parts of it that were funny and amusing… Russell Brand miming to “I’m a Wulrus” on a VW campervan, how random was that?

Emeli Sande made more than one appearance during the ceremony, I did actually wonder why, yes she is very talented, but what has she done to help the music industry in the short time she’s been on the music scene?

Then there was Madness, their second appearance at a major event in London this year, I found them out of tune and quite boring to be frank.

The Pet Shop Boys… What were they wearing? They looked as if they were part of the Ku Klux Klan, it was very bazaar indeed. This is where I was losing the will to live, and still it got worse, we then had to listen to the likes of Ray Davies from the Kinks and then shocking..not in a nice way…One Direction, who were ALL miming, it was all very embarrassing.

George Michael sparks Olympic row

George Michael started off well in his part in the ceremony, delighting the crowds by singing ‘Freedom. The second track he sang was a new song that had been released just last week. The single ‘White Light’ is based on his near death experiences earlier this year.

I think using the closing ceremony to plug your new single was a very bad idea, there were so many other of his fantastic tracks that the singer could have chosen to perform. I have been reading today that it was agreed he would sing his new track in return for singing at the closing ceremony.

This bad move has sparked an Olympic row as the singer has now been slatted for using the London 2012 closing ceremony to promote his new single.

An album containing songs from the closing ceremony has been released and reportedly contains the new single from George Michael and not Freedom..whoops.

George Michael kick starts his UK tour next month, George Michael tickets available from Britevents.com

London 2012 Closing Ceremony

London 2012 Closing Ceremony

Wish You Weren’t here..So do I

The most disappointing moment for me was when Ed Sheeran joined Pink Floyd’s drummer Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Stereophonics bassist Richard Jones to perform one of the most iconic songs in British music history, ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd. Where was Dave Gilmore? Pink Floyd is one of the most legendary British bands of all time.

Who’s idea was it for a hoody wearing performer to sing a rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. The music choice was excellent, it is a tear jerking track, but most definitely lost its magic along the way when Ed Sheeran sang it.

Ed Sheeran will be touring the UK  from 13 October starting at the Hammersmith Apollo, BritEvents have Ed Sheeran tickets available now.

Jessie J and Queen, what can I say? She was excellent if a little over emotional in her performance, Jessie can sing, there is no doubt about it, but I would have preferred George Michael to sing with the remaining members from Queen, his heartfelt rendition of ‘Somebody To Love’ at the Freddie Mercury concert still gives me goosebumps.

Jessie J has had a very busy summer and is still touring around the UK grab Jessie J tickets from BritEvents.com

Muse were the best band of the night, which was not surprising, they are one of the best British bands around at the moment and they are best seen live. They put on a show to make us all proud, their track Survival was the official track for the Olympic games.  BritEvents.com have Muse tickets available for their UK leg of their European tour of 2012

Now, forgive me for asking but I thought that the closing ceremony was to celebrate 50 years of British music, So, what had that got to do with flaunting skinny models up and down a catwalk?

It got more bazaar as the show went on, but there were times when I was very close to tears, the first time was watching John Lennon sing ‘Imagine All The People’. Wouldn’t he have loved to be part of this momentous occasion?

A pat on the back for London’s Olympic Volunteers

The second time was the applause given to the  volunteers over the past two weeks. They have been amazing, where ever you looked smiling volunteers were having the time of their life whilst behaving in a professional manner, they deserved their massive pat on the back from the UK and the biggest cheer of the evening went to them!

The Queen had luckily steered away from the closing ceremony, and had sent Prince Harry to represent the Royal family along with Kate Middleton. Watching the young Royals throughout the evening, I felt slightly sorry for them as they were probably thinking that they could have joined in at Hyde Park at the BT London Live Closing Ceremony where Blur, New order and The Specials were having a ball, but then they have had the best seats in the house for the last two weeks!

The UK needs heroes not celebs!!

This ceremony was in stark contrast to the opening ceremony, instead of a symbolic show, we got celebrity mediocrity.

Thank you Team GB

Thank you Team GB

It was a shame and very disappointing, but it has to be said that the last fortnight has definitely made up for the boring closing ceremony.

Go Team GB!!

The last two weeks have been the most incredible, memorable and exciting two weeks I have ever seen. Even the most cynical among us have loved Britain as the Olympic Games host, it  bought a well earned pick me up to a lackluster country.

It has been 60 years of the Queen’s reign.
The Queen's Diamond Jubliee

The Queen's Diamond Jubliee

To mark this a Diamond Jubilee will be taking place around an extended Bank Holiday weekend which falls on the 2,3,4,and 5 June 2012.

The Queen came to the throne on February 6 1952, her coronation took place a year later in June 1953.

I remember 25 years ago when we celebrated her Silver Jubilee, with street parties galore, the nation had a joyous occasion, I have even kept a scrap-book of newspaper cuttings and memorabilia from 1977.

Her Golden Jubilee was in 2002 which celebrated 50 years of The Queens reign, this sort of passed me by.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a celebration that won’t be forgotten.

But The Diamond Jubilee couldn’t have come at a better time for the United Kingdom and one that we will never forget, as we are also set to host the London 2012 Olympics which kicks off with the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration on 27 July 2012. This celebration has a fabulous line-up with four bands representing the four home nations.

Buckingham Palace Concert with Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John.

Buckingham Palace concert

There will be Diamond Jubilee celebrations in abundance, which will include The Epsom Derby, a Thames River Pageant, a Carriage Procession, Jubilee Beacons being lit all around the world on 4 June and a concert at Buckingham Palace with some of the biggest names in the music industry helping to mark the occasion, including Sir Paul McCartney, Take That star Gary Barlow, Sir Elton John, JLS and The Voice star Jessie J.

Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park

A Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park has been organised for Sunday 3 June which will celebrate design, music, art, film and fashion from the last 60 years.

Service of Thanksgiving
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

A service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral will take place on 5 June. A prayer has been written at The Queen’s direction by the chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Diamond Choir to sing specially composed song.

Children from all around the UK will join together to sing at the service of thanksgiving as part of the Diamond Choir. This choir will be made up of 40 lucky children from the age of 10-13 who were chosen from a selection of  churches, schools or other choirs. The Diamond Choir will perform the song specially composed for this prestigious occasion.

Museums and galleries.

Museums and galleries will also be helping to celebrate this occasion which will include The Royal Collection exhibition at Buckingham Palace, a touring exhibition of images of The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery and The Victoria and Albert Museum will showcase an exhibition of portraits of The Queen by photographer Cecil Beaton, which will also be touring the UK.

Apart from these exiting Diamond Jubilee celebrations, thousands of people around the UK will be marking the occasion by holding their own street or village green party or fete.

Add your local Diamond Jubilee event to BritEvents.com for free.

BritEvents.com have been inundated with Diamond Jubilee celebration events up and down the country.

Why not join in and add your own event from your home town to one of the biggest events sites in the UK www.britevents.com, not only is it easy to add but this service is free.

So let BritEvents help you promote your Diamond Jubilee party, so you can enjoy yourselves and have a jolly good knees up!!

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Wembley will be opening its doors to families during the Easter break for a tour with Dennis The Menace
Join Dennis The Menace for Easter Fun at Wembley Stadium

Join Dennis The Menace for Easter Fun at Wembley Stadium

A unique Wembley issue of The Beano which features Dennis, Gnasher and friends, making their way to Wembley to watch a football match is being released for the Easter Holidays.

To celebrate this one-off special edition, Wembley is inviting families to join Dennis The Menace on an adventure around Wembley Stadium.

The Beano Easter tours which kick off on 1st April 2012 will give kids not just the  opportunity to meet one of the naughtiest boys from comic land but they will also receive a complimentary edition of The Beano and a chance to take part in a special ‘Spot Dennis’ sticker competition.

The special edition of The Beano will follow the antics of Dennis, Gnasher and their friends as they find themselves in trouble with the security officers and  Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeshire who are sitting in the Royal box.

This edition will also feature a Ball Boy purchasing a piece of turf from 1966 which he gives to his football team for good luck.

The Wembley edition of The Beano will be available to buy in newsagents from tomorrow (28 March 2012).

During this special Wembley tour kids will be able to experience what it would be like to become a footballing legend. They will be able to enter the England changing rooms and walk out through the player’s tunnel and come face to face with the replica FA Cup on the winners’ steps of the Royal Box.

Roger Maslin Managing Director of Wembley Stadium, said: “The Beano is such an iconic comic recognised by youngsters and older generations alike. We are delighted to give both kids and adults an extra bit of fun this Easter and be able to bring everyone’s childhood memories to life at Wembley.”

The Beano Tour ends on the 13 April, so make sure you book your place with Dennis The Menace at Wembley before the kids break up from school. For more information on tickets, dates and times go to www.britevents.com

Formula 1 roars back into action

Posted: March 14, 2012 in Sport

Formula 1 returns this weekend and the season ahead promises thrills, spills, and plenty of excitement with several drivers rated as potential champions.

Formula 1 returns this weekend

Formula 1 returns this weekend

The Formula 1 off-season has largely seen a flurry of activity on the part of the McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes teams to make the necessary changes to their cars to enable them to make up the ground on Red Bull, the winner of the constructors championship the last two years.

After a second consecutive world championship for Red Bull’s Germany tyro, Sebastian Vettel, his rival drivers can’t wait to return to the track in competitive action and prove that they are worthy title contenders.

Last season, in what proved to be Vettel’s second world title year, the real drama was in the race for second place as the German driver’s superiority was never seriously in doubt. He won 11 of the 19 F1 races, as opposed to just five in his first championship year, and totalled 302 points, whereas Jenson Button, who finished second, only managed 270.

This year promises to be much closer, with technical advances on the part of the other teams, eroding the gulf in class that was clearly established last season. McLaren have reportedly made great strides and they possess two drivers in the form of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button who are both former champions in their own right, and who are desperate to prove, once more, that they are better drivers than Vettel, and that it was the superiority of Red Bull car that handed him his second title.

There’s no doubt that, in terms of driving ability, there is little to choose between Vettel, Button and Hamilton, and of course another former champion, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

The latest news from the Ferrari camp is not good. The team only managed a single race win last year and their attempts to close the gap with Red Bull appear to have been less than successful with reports suggesting that they will not contend for the title this season – an unacceptable situation for the fanatic Black Stallion fans.

Another historic racing name are more optimistic for the coming season with Mercedes pre-season testing going well and Ross Brawn being bullish about their chances.

It’s difficult to look beyond Red Bull and McLaren though as they represent the best balance of driver and machine. Both teams retain their 2011 line-ups with defending champion Vettel and Mark Webber racing for Red Bull and the British duo of former champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button representing McLaren.

Vettel looked untouchable for most of last season but those close to the paddock feel that with the right car Lewis Hamilton will be the greatest threat in his quest for a third consecutive championship. Hamilton is widely regarded as the fastest driver in F1 but his propensity to take risks, undermines his challenge at times.

Fellow Brit Jenson Button is more mature and he certainly demonstrated a far better tactical appreciation than Hamilton last year in finishing second. Moreover, he appears to be more popular with his team engineers and he is certainly less likely to cause controversy, either through a dramatic collision or a rash comment or two to the press.

If Ferrari are unlikely to challenge the next question is which teams could snatch the odd piece of glory, given the assumption that the battle for the main honours will be a straight fight between Red Bull and McLaren? Williams will no doubt look to bounce back from a pretty awful 2011 and having the Renault engine back on board will help.

Sauber, will similarly hope for improvement one year on whilst Lotus and Caterham will probably hope to snatch a few points when the major teams slip up.

This years F1 championship has expanded to 20 races with the return of the Bahrain Grand Prix – a contentious extension to the F1 calendar – and the return of the United States Grand Prix at a purpose-built venue in Austin, Texas.

The new season kicks off in Australia this weekend with practice sessions due to commence on Friday 16 March, qualifying on Saturday 17 March and the grand prix proper on Sunday 18 March. After Australia the Formula 1 circus moves around Asia before hitting Europe, returning to Asia and finally transferring over to the Americas.

The British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone on Sunday 8 July with practice and qualifying on the two days prior to that.

Britevents.com has tickets for the British Grand Prix in July as well as tickets to the practice and qualifying sessions.

Log on and check us out – you wouldn’t want to miss those great British drivers, Hamilton and Button take on the world on their home circuit. Britevents also has tickets for the Spanish Grand Prix on May 13, the Monaco Grand Prix on May 27 and the German Grand Prix on July 22 should you fancy seeing your favourite sport in a different country.

Sky Sports launch F1 channel

 

Valentines Day is the perfect time of the year to show the one you love how much you care.
Celebrate Valentine's Day

BritEvents' 5 best things to do for Valentine's Day

There are hundreds of different ways to celebrate the Cupid season from a romantic meal to a stomach churning lovers leap bungee jump!

Saint Valentines Day is celebrated on the 14 February and is an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection. Traditionally lovers celebrate this romantic day by offering flowers, confectionery or by sending Valentines cards.

But this tradition has moved on and couples are now celebrating the day by doing the most extraordinary things.

BritEvents.com brings you the top five most romantic things to do for 14 February 2012.

 

1. Lovers Leap

The Lovers Leap Bungee Jump sees dare-devil couples wrap themselves together in a harness, winched up in a cage where the Jump Master will count down 3 -2 – 1 Bungee, and off they go!

This really is a breathtaking once in a lifetime experience which can be found at various location nationwide. Visit http://www.britevents.com for more information on Lovers Leap Bungee Jump.

2. The Symphony Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

The Symphony’s glass structure takes fine dining to a different dimension. Enjoy magnificent views of The Thames in London aboard a luxurious boat. Why not treat your loved one this Valentines Day to a trip to London and enjoy a Valentine’s Day River Cruise, on the Symphony, one of the most elegant river cruise boats on the Thames. Surrounded by a wonderful environment relax and take in the sights of the City whilst enjoying a romantic evening of wonderful food.

3. Valentines Skydive

Bungee jump not high enough for you? You can take a Valentine’s Skydive together with your loved one and help a deserving charity  along the way. The Valentines Skydive for Help the Hospices can literally make you fall head over heels with your loved one on 11 February 2012.Share a thrilling and unforgettable experience as you jump from 10,000 feet, while supporting hospice care. For more information visit http://www.britevents.com for mire information on Valentines Skydive.

4. Balloon Ride

If you can’t face the thought of a leap or jump, then show a loved one a great time in the sky in a more sedate way by taking a Champagne Hot air balloon ride.

Adventure Balloons prides itself on a range of Champagne balloon flights throughout the Home Counties and London, whether you want a morning or an evening flight Adventure Balloons can cater for all you flight needs. For more information on Valentine’s Day Balloon Rides go to http://www.britevents.com.

5.  Valentines Train Trip

A fantastic and luxurious way to spend the most romantic day of the year. Take a trip on the British Pullman, sip on Champagne and fine wines as you make a round-trip through some of Britain’s most stunning countryside. Included on this lovers trip is on board entertainment, five course lunch, cocktails, Champagne and a half bottle of wine per person. For more information on Valentine’s Day lunch by steam on the British Pullman visit http://www.BritEvents.com

 

 

Reindeer Run At Woburn Abbey

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Attractions, Sport
Woburn Abbey is a breathtaking stately home in Bedfordshire steeped in over 400 years of history.
Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

 A breathtaking stately home

The Abbey is now the family home to the 15th Duke of Bedford and his family. The house is set amongst 28 acres of gardens which feature at 224 year old Chinese dairy and a tropical Camellia House dating back from 1822.

New additions for this year are the kitchen garden and the recreation of the 1830’s aviary, which are now open to the public in all their glory

The famous artwork

Woburn Abbey is also proud of their 250 works of art which include the largest private collection of artwork, housed in the in the dining room you will see the fine collection of Venetian views painted by Canaletto  (1697-1768).

As well as these spectacular paintings other well-known artists are exhibited in the house, which include Gainsborough, Reynolds, Van Dyke and Richard Stone.

Woburn Abbey prides itself on their wonderful summer events in the  Abbey Gardens and Deer Park, which this year included CBBC’s ‘In The Night Garden Live’, the NSPCC Big Bike Ride and an array of outdoor theatre performances including Sence and Sensibility, Peter Pan and Snow White.

RNLI Reindeer Run At Woburn Abbey

RNLI Reindeer Run At Woburn Abbey

The RNLI Reindeer Run 
Even though the summer is well and truly over Woburn Abbey is now busy organising  their RNLI Reindeer Run, which is held to raise vital funds for the Royal Naval Lifeboats.

This annual event will be  held this year on the Sunday 27 November 2011.

There are two distances to run, which include a 10K for ages 15 and upwards and a 5K for ages 10 years and upwards. For those who would like to join in but would rather not run the whole distance, there is a friendly 1K Santa Saunter which is open to all ages.

All competitors will be given a free air of Reindeer antlers with a flashing red nose and a free T-shirt.

Following the stampede a hot drink and a mince-pie is offered at the finish line, what a wonderful and welcome treat on a cold day!

But fret not all you competitive sporty folk, there is a medal for you to swing round your neck and show off , and all walkers will receive a certificate for finishing the course.

Fancy dress is optional but adds to the festive atmosphere , with prizes for the best costume.

This is a fit and  fun day out for all the family with all the festivities of the season.

BritEvents.com has more information on the RNLI Reindeer run, so check the details and have a fab day out at Woburn Abbey.

 

 

 

 

RNLI Reindeer Run, Woburn Abbey at Woburn Abbey in Woburn, Buckinghamshire on Sunday, 27 November 2011.

 

What would take your mind off a very important tennis game ahead of you?
Avoiding A Nightmare

Avoiding A Nightmare

A run in the park, relaxing meal out with friends or watching a full on horror movie?

Looking like an extra from ‘An American Werewolf in London’  that is exactly what Andy Murray did to take his mind of the game ahead of him against the German Tobias Kamke.

The British No 1 didn’t want to relax and enjoy a good film, he wanted to clear his mind of tennis by watching the 1996 horror film ‘Scream’.

Nice to hear that he didn’t watch a good film then after all!

Andy Murray spoke out about what he needs to do to take his mind off the fact that he is the only Brit able to clinch the Wimbledon title for the first time in 75 years.

The 4th seed said “I wasn’t watching it to relax….you normally pick the one thing that will stop you thinking about tennis, Scream did a pretty good thing”.

Murray who now faces unseeded Croatian Ivan Ljubicic in the third round tomorrow, on court number 1, has brushed off concerns about being place on the Number 1 court instead of Centre Court.

Murray speaking at his press conference yesterday said, “It doesn’t bother me…I don’t mind playing on any court, I just want to win”.

I wonder what Murray’s choice of movie will be for tonight perhaps it will be ‘Alien’ ..On court everyone can hear you scream!!

BritEvents.com have Wimbledon tickets available, they are very limited, so grab them while you can and see if you can watch “From Dawn ’til Dusk”.