Preparations are well underway for the Ultimate Experience winter run. We’re just about to start the build at The Artillery Garden at The HAC and we’ve nearly finished the build of The Pavilion at the Tower of London! Our Create tastings with our clients are complete and we’re going over our event briefs with fine tooth combs.
Our two interns, Sophie and Kelly, cannot wait for the winter season to begin. With the summer season under their belts, they’re ready for whatever the run throws at them (at least they hope they are!). We caught up with them to get their perspective on being an events assistant during the most wonderful time of the year.
What are you most looking forward to?
S: Getting to experience the atmosphere that UE Christmas parties create.
K: Getting to run my very own venue at Christmas, and working first hand with clients. I’ve got responsibility for all the events at Austin Friars. It will be really interesting to see the difference from the winter run to the summer – I’ve heard it’s a completely different experience!
Which venue are you most excited about?
S: All of them! But I’m really looking forward to One London Wall – I love the old architecture and original features.
K: The Big 4 (The Artillery Garden at The HAC, The Pavilion at the Tower of London, Old Billingsgate and Roundhouse)! In particular, the Roundhouse as I have never seen an event at this venue – it’s one of the most well-known venues in London, so I love the idea of getting a chance to work here for the first time.
Which shared party nights are you helping out at?
S: I am helping out at the majority of shared party nights and I am intrigued to see how the different event themes come to life. I’m most looking forward to Boogie Wonder Nights at The Artillery Garden at The HAC because the bumper cars and the glitter ball act look like great fun!
K: I’m looking forward to experiencing a shared party night – getting to see it in action, as this is something I have never seen before! I think my favourite will be The Vaults at Old Billingsgate on the 21st December as the Après theme seems really fun, and it’s just before Christmas so should be a really good event with everyone in the Christmas spirit!
Can you tell us about the non-Christmas party events you’re going to be involved in?
S: I am working a non-Christmas event at the Roundhouse which I’m really excited about as it is such a unique venue. I think learning about different styles of events will broaden my knowledge of the industry.
K: I’m going to be working a high-profile film awards ceremony at the Roundhouse. It will be exciting to see this kind of event and I’m really looking forward to it, as I’m not quite sure what to expect.
Other than the events, what else do you think will be an important lesson this season?
S: Following the journey from sales, to ops; from install, to running the event. I’m also looking forward to meeting clients that I’ve been in contact with for the last few months and ensuring their event runs smoothly.
K: I’m excited to be working alongside the UE team on site. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone better. I think there’s a lot to learn from all of them, they all have so much experience and the whole run will be a lesson in itself. Particularly, dealing with the late nights and any stressful situations that arise!
Our first event for the winter season is on 15th November, that’s this week! We’re not just for Christmas! If you’d like to find out more about Ultimate Experience, or becoming an intern for 2018-2019, get in contact.