Trends Round Up – February 2019

The world of events doesn’t stand still for long. Here is our round up of essential inspiration, news, happenings and interesting tidbits from the event industry in February 2019.

Coloured Light Filters

Oversized event letters have been a hit for some time but generally white or yellow bulbs are provided as standard. We love the colour filters on these letters which add a fun feel and match perfectly with the logo colours of this organisation.

Giant Maps and Participation

At a recent event we incorporated a giant mapping exercise to map infrastructure and activity taking place within a geographical area. This visual oversized jigsaw pieces were the focus of two highly interactive workshops, facilitated by Dr Leon Cruickshank from Lancaster University.

London Eye Pod Takeover

A pod on the London Eye was transformed into a stylish living room for the launch of the HP Tango X printer. The space-saving lounge used neutral tones and natural textures to create a comfortable and Instagram-friendly luxury space. We love the idea of creating such an exclusive space to entertain special guests.

Pintrest Wins
Sometimes you want something a little bit different, especially when it comes to weddings. And the go to place for event and wedding inspo, is Pintrest. When our Event Manager Helen was asked by friends if she could replicate a Pintrest creation, she hesitated as she definitely did not want to be featured on the infamous hashtag #pintrestfails……however after a couple of attempts, we think she nailed it! Its amazing what you can do with some string!!

Angel Wings

Angel wings are a popular addition at events looking to create Instagram-worthy moments. Even HRH Duchess of Cornwall got in on the act when she visited the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, Merseyside recently.

Pop Art Exhibition Stand

We loved this cool exhibition stand design at MLE. The pop art inspired graphics really attracted attention on the show floor.

Nature Meeting Pods

With wellness and well being still right at the top of many peoples agendas going into 2019, these meeting pods nestled into nature are the perfect place to be productive in a peaceful environment. We spotted these cool meeting pods outside the LICA Building at Lancaster University. Who doesn’t want to meet in the magic of the woods?

Love is in the Air

We love this funky chocolate inspired backdrop, perfect for valentines day.

Giant Installations

The Harris Museum in Preston is currently hosting the #MuseumoftheMoon. This huge moon hangs in the centre of the museum and can be viewed from all floors of the space. The installation by artist Luke Jerram is in-situ until 24th February and the people of Preston are loving it! We have never seen the Harris Museum so busy! Be sure to check it out if you can (tour dates here) and follow the #museumofthemoon hashtag to check out all the latest photos.

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Andy King Considers Next Steps

Andy King is the unforgettable event planner, made famous by his shocking revelations in the Netflix Fyre Festival documentary. He is currently enjoying his new found celebrity status and considering TV show offers and ad deals. Whilst some event planners have been quick to criticize him and very few event planners would ever consider going THAT far, should we not be recognising the pressure, responsibility and lengths that many event planners will go to to try to make the impossible happen? Good luck to him, whatever his next steps might be.   


We hope that you enjoyed our round up of ten things that are hot and happening in the event industry right now. What did we miss? Share with us in the comments below.