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    AdviceMusic Events

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    27/05/2021

    Festivals are a beloved way to relax, celebrate and enjoy yourself during the great British summertime. We’re all familiar with […]

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    Hybrid EventsVirtual Events

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    25/05/2021

    Over the past year or so, people have adapted tremendously quickly to online events – from casual online quiz nights […]

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    25/02/2021

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    10/02/2021

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    AdviceAV EquipmentVirtual Events

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    25/01/2021

    A good PA system, show stopping lighting and a custom set design are what you’d previously call for when planning […]

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    AdviceConferencesLive StreamingVirtual Events

    Virtual Conference Tips to Make Your Event Stand Out

    16/12/2020

    Virtual events are fast becoming a popular approach in place of live events held in person. If you are considering […]

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    AdviceVirtual Events

    A Complete Guide To Planning A Virtual Conference

    22/10/2020

    As the live events industry continues to be impacted, many businesses have turned to hosting virtual meetings and events in […]

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    NewsVirtual Events

    New Studio, New Possibilities

    12/10/2020

    Wondering how to present your annual AGM whilst there are restrictions in numbers for venues? Wanting to organise an important […]

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    Live StreamingVirtual Events

    Everything You Need To Know About Live Streaming For Your Business

    23/09/2020

    Video content is a hugely popular medium for entertainment and digesting information, and the demand for it is increasing. Live […]

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    AdviceVirtual Events

    Top Tips For Shooting A Green Screen Production

    28/08/2020

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    News

    Operation COBRA

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    Whilst we may not be building LED video walls or creating light shows presently due to the pandemic that’s unfortunately […]

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    Live StreamingVirtual Events

    Managing Coronavirus: Live Streaming Event Alternatives

    10/03/2020

    Has your business been hit by the effects of coronavirus? With many corporations choosing to limit all but essential travel, […]

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    Event PlanningSound

    Planning Sound For Your Event

    06/02/2020

    When planning an event, it’s important you prioritise sourcing high quality audio equipment. Implementing the correct sound systems can be […]

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    Staging & Set

    How A Mobile Stage Can Transform Your Event

    06/02/2020

    From award ceremonies to outdoor music festivals your stage is the focal point for your guests. You need it to […]

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    Gala Dinners

    8 Ways To Host A Gala Dinner That Will Impress

    24/01/2020

    You’ve got a gala dinner to organise, the biggest event of many corporate calendars, no pressure! For many event organisers […]

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    Event PlanningGeneral Interest

    Making Your Wedding A Day To Remember With Event Planning

    24/01/2020

    Event production and planning can feel like a lot to do. From creating the right atmosphere & planning within a […]

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    Theatre

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    22/11/2019

    Staging a theatre show is an exciting and empowering endeavour! Once you’ve chosen a show and cast your actors, you’ll […]

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    Staging & Set

    The Importance Of Investing In Reliable Staging

    22/11/2019

    Reliable staging means the difference between success and failure at your live event! As the focal point of your event, […]

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    AdviceEvent Planning

    Throw A Christmas Event To Remember With Stage Connections

    01/11/2019

    Are you thinking of holding a Christmas event? Christmas light switch-ons, festive fairs, corporate parties, Santa parades and more are […]

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    Corporate Events

    4 Simple Ways To Make Your Conference Stand Out

    31/10/2019

    Are you planning on hosting an outstanding conference for peers in your field? There’s a huge amount of work involved […]

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    AdviceOutdoor Events

    5 Ways To Improve Your Fireworks Event Display

    31/10/2019

    Fireworks season is an opportunity to deliver the show of a lifetime! A bonfire display promises a huge attraction for […]

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    AdviceCorporate Events

    10 Tips For Planning Your Corporate Christmas Event

    15/10/2019

    Is your business planning to host its own Christmas event this year? Make sure you put on a night to […]

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    AdviceEvent Planning

    The Beginners Guide To Planning Audio & Visual Logistics

    18/08/2019

    Planning an event can seem overwhelming, which is why Stage Connections is here to help you! Before you order your […]

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    AdviceCorporate Events

    How To Make Your Brand Launch Event Successful

    16/08/2019

    A Brand Launch is one of the biggest events that your business will ever experience – and your first chance […]

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    AV Equipment

    The Vital Reason Your Event Needs Projection Mapping

    28/06/2019

    Projection Mapping is an exciting technology that Stage Connections can offer event organisers across all industries! Find out more about […]

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    Event Production

    10 Reasons To Invest In Professional Event Production Services

    24/06/2019

    Are you planning a corporate or professional event that you want to stand out? For many event organisers, the thought […]

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    AdviceCorporate Events

    Top Tips For Hosting Your Corporate Event

    30/05/2019

    Corporate events are a great way to achieve your business goals, impress employees, clients and key stakeholders and increase your […]

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    Event PlanningOutdoor Events

    5 Things To Think About When Planning Your Outdoor Winter Event

    23/05/2019

    Winter events can often be more difficult to host than outdoor events held in the Summer. If you’re planning an […]

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    LightingSound

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    28/03/2019

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    News

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    07/11/2017

    Frosty nights, glinting outdoor lights, tinsel-covered trees and stockings filled for all to see.  Sounds familiar, right? Stage Connections are eagerly gearing up for the festive season. Grab your hat and gloves, gather your family and head outside for some unforgettable event experiences this year.

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    LightingOutdoor Events

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    29/09/2017

    The weather might be getting colder, but as every event planner knows, the coming months are unlikely to see people cooped up indoors. There is simply too much in the calendar, plenty of it taking place outside, from Halloween to Bonfire Night to the beloved Christmas market season, and Christmas parties! Although their breath may frost the air, attendees will be quite happy to wrap up warm and make the most of the outdoor events on offer.

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    31/08/2017

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    13/05/2017

    Planning an event can sometimes feel like a huge challenge, especially if you are managing a wide portfolio of them; event production often requires working with various teams and service providers and can end up becoming costly and stressful if not managed effectively. That’s where event production companies can come into the equation and help to make your life easier and bank balance better. But how?

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    07/04/2017

    Whether you have experience planning events or you are a first timer, keeping on budget when planning an event can be tricky.

    It doesn’t matter if you are planning huge corporate events or a small gathering, making sure you meet your return on investment while putting on a great show is key.

    So, how do you stay on budget? This guide from events production company Stage Connections looks at how best to keep your costs in line while meeting your goals.

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    AdviceGeneral Interest

    How To Choose The Best Event Production Company

    08/03/2017

    Event production focuses on the planning of set design, video production, technical production, sound production and the actual concept of the event, but can also hire out equipment including lighting, sound systems, staging and kit hire. Event Production companies have a vision, the technical expertise and equipment at their fingertips, therefore gaining the assistance of a professional when holding an event would be a real benefit to the overall outcome.

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    Corporate Events

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    08/02/2017

    Whether you’re providing your staff with an incentive or reward, creating a team building opportunity, winning over clients or keeping suppliers sweet, you could well be looking for a corporate event that gets you noticed.

    Of course taking everyone on a luxury cruise or a Caribbean beach would be memorable, but what can you do that meets your business objectives, is “on trend” and is thoroughly enjoyable, while remaining affordable?

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    AV Equipment

    Taking your event to the next level with projection mapping

    14/01/2017

    This is the year to ensure your event production inspires and amazes your guests, so you may want to consider projection mapping.

    Along with ensuring your brand message gets across, with effective projection mapping, this is the year you can transport your guests into another world and give them an unforgettable experience, and, what that world consists of is entirely up to you, as the only limits are your imagination.

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    Video

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    02/12/2016

    2017 has been dubbed ‘the year of video’ by top marketers and event professionals across the globe. Brands big and small have turned to the screens to showcase their offerings and really hammer-home their brand message and ethos, in as little as two minutes flat. But why does video work so well to market something successfully for businesses? And what could this mean for established or aspiring events companies wanting to pack more of a punch with their latest portfolio or proposal?

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    General Interest

    How To Revolutionise Your Event With An Events App.

    08/11/2016

    These days, with the rapid progression of the digital revolution, keeping up with the latest technology, such as event apps, projection mapping & live streaming in the events industry is a skill.

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    General Interest

    Event Venues of the Future

    21/10/2016

    Planners’ demands and corporate event companies companies needs are evolving together with event technology and there are more and more tech solutions available. As a result, meeting centres have to analyse and adapt to keep up with the latest trends, such as conference & event apps and projection mapping.

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    How to choose the best event venue

    26/08/2016

    Before you start searching for the perfect location, you’ll need to have a solid understanding of the basics before you get carried away with creativity (although we agree, that’s certainly the best bit) in order to get down to the detail and really hone in your venue choices, making your event venue unique. Here, we round up some helpful tips to consider when choosing the best event venue; from the initial vision right through to making it a reality, and all the finer detail in between.

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    General InterestSound

    10 signs you know you’re a sound engineer

    21/07/2016

    So you’re a sound engineer, which sounds kind of cool, right? Getting to go on tour with your favourite bands, meeting lead singers, cool guitarists and superstar DJ’s, getting invited to late night after parties, but, let us assure you the life isn’t quite as rock’n’roll as it may seem.

    Here, we’ve summarised the top 10 signs you know you’re a sound engineer, to shed some insights into this often elusive career choice or hobby…

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    Corporate Events

    Stage Connections provides custom gobo projection, video and special effects at Catering Awards

    05/04/2016

    The DeVere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre invited us to work with them on Blakemore Foodservice’s annual “Catering Awards” evening for a second year running.

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    Conferences

    Evolution Conference for Conex Exhibitions at the MK Arena, Milton Keynes

    07/01/2016

    In December 2015, we provided the sound, lighting and special effects for the Evolution Conference held by Conex Exhibitions at the MK Arena in Milton Keynes.

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    Lighting

    Indoor and outdoor lighting for Now: Pensions, Nottingham

    06/01/2016

    Now: Pensions held a swanky launch party in their Nottingham office. We were on hand to illuminate the event, both inside and out!

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    News

    All the latest news from Stage Connections HQ – July 2015

    20/07/2015

    The Stage Connections team have had a busy couple of months. We’ve been on courses & provided provided AV support at conferences and awards ceremonies – find out more!

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    News

    New Equipment Added to Hire Catalogue

    19/06/2015

    Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve added several pieces of new equipment to our inventory, including Revostage staging, Manfrotto Fluid Head Tripods, the Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Pro 2 disk recorder & much more. We hire our sound, lighting and AV/Video equipment out to businesses located in Nottingham and surrounding areas.

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    News

    Stage Connections 2014 Round-Up

    07/01/2015

    As we welcome the New Year, we also look back on 2014 with fondness. It was a great year for our company, and we’re proud to say that our business and turnover both grew in size. This opened up plenty of opportunities for us: from expanding our portfolio of clients to investing in better equipment.

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    LightingMusic EventsNews

    Stage Connections’ Lights Appear in Rock Music Video

    19/12/2014

    Stage Connections recently supplied lighting for Violet’s new music video, ‘As Children’. Our Showtec Sunstrips remain in shot throughout the video’s duration, and a Stage Connections’ lighting engineer was present on-set, programming the lighting patterns live throughout the film. All lights were pixel mapped using our Chamsys console to achieve graphic/video effects using lighting.

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    News

    New Martin Audio DD6 Speakers Available For Hire

    06/04/2014

    We have just received a delivery of Martin Audio DD6 speakers, available to hire from today. Head over to the Rate Card page now to see their specifications and our competitive hire rates.

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    News

    Stage Connections now on Google+

    05/03/2014

    We have extended our social outreach into the world of Google+! Why not head over to our profile now to +1 us?

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    News

    New Behringer Equipment In Stock

    06/01/2014

    We are proud to announce the addition of two new pieces of Behringer gear to our stock listings, both available for hire today! Head over to our Rate Card page to check out the Behringer X32 Digital Mixer and the Behringer S16 Digital Multicore.

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    News

    Introducing our new company showreel!

    05/01/2014

    To accompany the launch of our brand new website, the Stage Connections’ video production team have been hard at work designing our very own company showreel.

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    News

    Summer and Autumn 2012 with Stage Connections

    04/01/2013

    We’re pleased to say that 2012 was great for Stage Connections.
    If you attended any big gigs or festivals last summer, chances are we were there providing lighting, sound and video equipment for some of the country’s best loved bands.

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    Advice

    How to Self Promote Your Band

    05/03/2012

    Getting noticed as an up-and-coming band can be difficult in the sea of other hopefuls that want to be the next big thing. And, while some try and self promote by auditioning for television talent shows, there are actually many other ways that you can get noticed in a much more grassroots way, building your fan base one convert at a time. And, you can even turn these new fans into your spokespeople to further spread the news.

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    AdviceSound

    Sound Hire Checklist

    05/12/2011

    Whether you are seeking PA systems for hire or simply looking for lighting hire or sound hire, there are some specific actions you should take to make sure that your event comes off without a hitch, including on time and as you had envisioned. From terms and equipment quality to health and safety issues, here are the specific items you need to pay attention to and reach agreement on with your PA systems partner.

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    AdviceEvent Planning

    Tips for Organising a Successful Event

    22/11/2011

    In order to create a successful event – from staging a conference, corporate events, meeting, or gala dinner to creating concerts, awards shows, product launches and AMAs, there are many ingredients that must be combined in just the right way. Here are the main ingredients to help you plan and execute on successful events again and again.

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    Great Summer Festival Season

    24/10/2011

    Summer is now over but it has been a great one! Stage Connections were busy throughout doing the lighting for some of the biggest festivals, Creamfields, Download, Sonisphere, Splendour, Slam Dunk and many many more.

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    Sound

    PA Systems For Hire

    11/10/2011

    Stage Connections offers you a way to connect with your audience by offering complete sound, lighting, effects, video and staging solutions that fit your event and budget.

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