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We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when…

Never have the words to a song been so fitting since they were originally written in 1939 by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. But unlike then where the words resonated with the soldiers who were off to fight in the second world war and their families and loved ones...

1st October on hold – now what

Over the past few months, we've heard lots of talk from across the whole of the events industry about when events might be allowed to restart, and how they will look. We're as guilty as everyone else in that respect because like every other company in the events...

1st October, Covid-19 and the Flu

The 1st October has been an important date in many diaries this year. It's the date which has been muted to be the date when venues can once again begin to open their doors to live events such as conferences and exhibitions, but with the current "second wave" about to...

Online’s Devine, but Physical’s the Pinnacle

When I started writing this blog post, I wanted a title that was snappy and catching. The one that kept coming to mind was "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker". It's actually a quote by American poet Ogden Nash from his poem "Reflections on Ice Breaking" in 1931,...

Do you need an external microphone to do a live?

That's one of the questions we've been asked so many times since lockdown and since more and more people started doing live online events, so we thought we'd do a blog to answer the question. Here at GRT, we do live events - you know, the things you used to attend BC...

Do you need a license to hold an outdoor event?

Lockdown restrictions have started to be relaxed in many areas, but the one area that is still suffering is the events and hospitality sector. With this in mind, people are looking for ways to get around the fact that most venues are either still shut, or are having...

We’re Here To Help

 We know that these are challenging times, and the quesion of whether or not you should be bringing lots of people together in the same venue is being asked in many businesses just like yours. That's why our digital communications team are working hard to move any...

Happy New Year

It's 2020 and we're already seeing a 20's revival. Take a look at the video below from one of our recent events. If you're holding a party this year, why not make it a speakeasy underground event and take your guests back to the roaring 20's.

Happy Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we love it. Not only do we get involved with AV for Christmas Lights switch-ons' but we also have a direct line to the big man in red. It's a busy time for him, but he makes visits to a number of events for us and our...

November means Fireworks

When it comes to fireworks, we know how to make your event go off with a bang. Our BPA accredited professional fireworks firers will work with you to design a display to remember. The video below is a short clip from one of a number of displays we have worked on.

We all like a little bit of jazz

Carrying on with the theme of outdoor events, we have had the pleasure of providing AV for a number of years to events as part of the Birmingham Jazz Festival. This event started off with about 80 people on its first year, and reached around 1000 people by its fifth...