Event Manager & Charity Fundraiser
On 19 December 2020 just before we went back into lockdown and abiding by all the COVID restrictions, we organised the Launch of The Hive in Great Cressingham – a new venue for Creativity, Spirituality and Well-Being.
The event was a Son et Lumière retelling the story of the Nativity enlisting the talents of Norwich actor Gillian Dean and Stephen Rimmer from Westacre Theatre.
Guided by the restrictions in place at the time, the event was held outside as three consecutive performances of the Son et Lumière in order to accommodate enough attendees in socially-distanced family bubbles.
Everyone in the audience was given a glow stick and as the show opened with music and the beautiful voice of Stephen Rimmer thundering out into the black, star-lit night it felt even more special to be able to create the magic of theatre whatever the circumstances. The audiences were enthralled.
A wonderful launch for this special venue which is to become a place of well-being at the most difficult time I have ever experienced in my whole career of event design and management!
“I want to say the biggest ‘thank you’ to you for all the magnificent work you have done over the past 18 months, working with me to make City Rocks at the Royal Albert Hall the great success it was.
People often ask me what is the secret of my success in the charity events I have chaired or organised, and I tell them truthfully it is you!
Your professionalism, discipline, financial astuteness, diplomacy, creativity, hard work and absolute integrity are a rare combination and you are a pleasure to work with!
City Rocks has been the greatest challenge and at the same time, the most rewarding…
My sincerest thanks to you.”
Maureen Sutherland Smith, Chairman City Rocks and The Communication Group
“an original and genuinely exquisite piece that deserves widespread exposure” Jonathan Fryer, writer, lecurer and broadcaster
“Profound, accessible and often playful, the music captures the exhilarating chaos of Indian life” New Classics – Modern Music
For more information please contact Geraldine Allen
T: +44 (0)1760 441441