2016

Sept 30 2016 The Plastics Industry Awards 2016


A busy few days in London this week as the team delivered a large awards ceremony for the Plastics industry.

Lighting Up The Capital

With a stage set including 8 projection screens capable of working individually or as one, Gatsby theming including multiple aerial and floor performers, guest hosts, a casino, drinks reception and after show party, we were kept on our toes to deliver an event worthy of all those who attended. It was great to see so many people having a good time and always makes the hard work and planning worthwhile!

There’s no time for rest, we’re straight back into working on a busy October, updates soon...

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Sept 17 2016 Awards Season Is In Full Swing!


This weekend saw another of our custom build awards stage sets in action. This one off piece was built and delivered for a charitable organisation in Sheffield.

Awards Season Is In Full Swing!

A tricky brief with limited floor space in the room and restricted ceiling height but this custom system created a very high end professional look. We have a series of larger scale industry awards coming up over the next three months, at venues around the UK, catering for guests numbers of 150 like this one, up to 1500 at the NEC. Our custom stage sets come in a variety of sizes and styles and really can cater for any event.

Mar 1 2016 The Great Gatsby Event


Our stunning Gatsby performers are now available with this incredible line up of acts. This show provides entertainment throughout the night including singers, dancers, aerial performers, fire and pyro acts and speciality acts.

A true show stopping line up!

Jan 30 2016 Our New Website Has Arrived!


It’s finally here, our brand spanking new website dedicated to the style of events we produce and the wonders waiting to happen! It’s been a while coming but we hope you like it!

New Website For Steel City Events

Over the last few years we’ve really perfected the art of large event production, extravagant corporate events and exciting conferences. We have some fabulous events coming up in the latter parts of 2015 and we can’t wait to tell you all about them! We’ve branched out so literally anything is possible: from bespoke marquees to unique prop builds, extravagant performers and full scale event production and management, all delivered with a heavy dose of Steel City styling!

In addition to the new website (keep an eye out for updates and pictures) we will be launching a sparkling new downloadable brochure, many new products and thrilling, fresh event ideas. Keep your peepers peeled for our new customer login feature too – that’s coming soon!

Sept 12 2015 Arabian Nights


You may remember a couple of years ago we pulled together a rather fabulous 1920’s themed birthday party in Sheffield whereby, we started from scratch with the marquee build through to dressing the venue and sourcing all the entertainment.

Arabian Nights

This year, we were called upon again, this time for another special Birthday and an Arabian Nights theme – fabulous and one of our favourite themes! We again erected the marquee in the clients’ back garden, liaised with caterers to create a menu worthy of any Arabian event and dressed the venue using Arabian props, sumptuous table linen and a super light show. Our illuminated bar unit was the centre piece for the night and the guests carried on well into the early hours with a well thought out Silent Disco so as not to disturb the neighbours! It’s always a pleasure to be asked back a second time to put forward ideas for a new event and this one really didn’t disappoint.

Arabian Nights

Would you like us to help out with your next event - we have a range of in house services and themes to offer, or perhaps, like the above event you need something a little more tailored to suit your needs. Give us a call or drop us an email and i'm sure we can suggest something perfect for you.

Arabian Nights

May 26 2015 Bespoke Conference Set and Evening Team Build


Last week we were back in the South of England, this time in Reading. A daytime conference that then transformed into an evening Team Build was the plan for the day!

Bespoke Conference Set and Evening Team Build

Many a month we have been preparing for this event as most of the equipment and the style of the two event parts were bespoke. Firstly, we designed and built a custom stage set to fit with the venues unique layout, complete with branded skins and matching furniture. Our lighting was programmed to compliment the stage set and after a detailed morning run through we were ready to rock by the start of the conference.

The evening team build was a complete bespoke build from start to finish allowing us to be creative and really go to town on the look and finish of the event. The Gameshow we decided upon in the end was a well-known intense TV quiz show which in the end turned out to be a great success on the night! We designed the set so that it was just the skins that needed changing in between daytime and evening so we created a bespoke backdrop to set the gameshow scene. We built the gameshow set furniture and designed and build the entire gameshow on-screen graphics – a massive task that took some head scratching to figure out the complicated game logistics! The evening part of the event went down extremely well, an interactive, fun and unique team building experience and a real fun event for our team to work on. We’re already thinking about some options and ideas for next year!

Bespoke Conference Set and Evening Team Build

Would you like us to help out with your next event - we have a range of in house services and themes to offer, or perhaps, like the above event you need something a little more tailored to suit your needs. Give us a call or drop us an email and i'm sure we can suggest something perfect for you.

May 14 2015 A most fabulous Masquerade Ball!


A trip to Guildford earlier in May allowed us to dazzle with our creative flair at a rather glitzy Masquerade Ball. The event, held at G Live in Guildford chose the Masquerade Ball in contrast to the 007 themed event that we provided last year.

A Most fabulous Masquerade Ball

We went bigger and better with a gorgeous Ceiling Hung Fairy Light Canopy, Table Pin Spots and Moving Lights to add movement, effect and depth to the event. On top of this themed props such as our super sparkly and very effective Masquerade Eye Masks and brand new Illuminated Crystal Chandelier Table Centre Pieces stole the show and added decadence to the already great looking space.

A Most fabulous Masquerade Ball

Our fabulous Masquerade Living Statues were on hand to welcome guests and pose for photos – always a good start to any event. This gorgeous pair were a talking point all night. The client for this event had a few different Meet and Greet acts to choose from for this theme such as our Black & White Masquerade Stilt Walkers, Contact Jugglers and Venetian Living Statues.

A Most fabulous Masquerade Ball

This week we’ve been talking about nothing but Christmas 2015 – seems like ages away yet, but dates are already filling up fast! The back end of the year is looking like a great range of themes so far with a Traditional Fairground, a Great Gatsby, a Winter Ball and a glitzy 25th Birthday celebration amongst others. Next week, we are back down in the South of England with a bespoke conference set and evening team build! Can’t wait for this one – after last years, it’s sure to be cracking.

If you have any events popping up over the next few months, give us a shout – we’ve got heaps of ideas for the next big thing and are sure to surprise you with what we have in store!

Apr27 2015 Conferencing and Award Ceremonies!


It’s been a busy few weeks here at SCP especially for conference and corporate dinner side of things. You’ll notice from a recent news article on the home page of our website that we recently produced a fabulous dinner at the University of Lancaster. From dressing the dinner tables to installing a full ceiling hung lighting rig, our team ensured that the evening dinner / conference went off without a hitch.

Conferencing and Award Ceremonies!

We mainly talk about the stunning themed events that we’ve been planning and producing, so much so, that many of you may not even know that we are capable of much, much more – we have an incredible range of in house theming as you know, but alongside this we have a whole technical team and range of kit just raring to head out and put together the next big show. This allows us to be a strong competitor in the Conference and Awards Dinner market – from small scale annual meetings for 100 to large corporate dinners and awards for 1000+ we can create stunning bespoke sets, illuminate with fabulous lighting effects and control the whole event so it runs seamlessly and you, as a company you can portray your message. We can of course theme up your event as well – we are theming specialists after all!!

Conferencing and Award Ceremonies!

We have a unique system for designing and creating bespoke stage sets for conferences, dinners etc. – sleek and sophisticated and fully customisable! We have an upcoming event in May where we have designed a stage set for the daytime conference and then we whip off the skin and replace it with a much glitzier evening set. All very quick and easy and the effects are just flawless! Will report back on this event soon!

If you have an upcoming event, whether it’s just some props you’re after or you’re planning your next big conference, give us a call and one of our team will chat through some options and ideas with you.

You can contact us on 0800 840 2114 or info@steelcitypromotions.co.uk - we'd love to hear from you!

Mar2 2015 Back to Guernsey!


We’ve produced some wonderful events over the past couple of weeks. Our talented performers have been around a bit too, providing a wide range of entertainment at all sorts of parties, launches and events. If you were browsing the Metro Centre in Newcastle over the past weekend you may have caught a glimpse of our very glamorous Feather Show Girls aiding the launch of a brand new store!

Back to Guernsey!

Also this weekend, loaded with a van full of 007 themed props – our team headed to the small island that is Guernsey! We’ve attended a few events in the Channel Islands and it is always a pleasure – this one was particularly great with one of our all-time fave themes! We provided all the dressing for this super corporate bash, from the linen on the tables to the 007 themed backdrop for the photo opportunity! We’ve had some mega feedback too.

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and your team for all the work you put into making our Annual Ball a HUGE success. A five day trip (in fact, the guys still aren’t back yet!), but so worth it!

Heading back a couple of weeks and back to our fabulous range of entertainment – we provided a whole heap of Western themed entertainment in Blackpool. Our Cowgirls and Line Dance Caller really got the night in full swing and the guests in high spirits, so much so the old Western theme is now their new favourite! Yeeeehaa! On the same night, a last minute query sent our Stilt Walking Geisha Girls all the way to London to help with a Chinese New Year themed party. These gorgeous girls are just perfect for any oriental themed ball.

We’ve got some great bespoke events in the pipeline which we can’t wait to tell you about so watch this space!! But in the meantime, we’re off on Arabian and more Western travels this week – a great mix of theming!

If you have an event you need inspiration for, take a browse through our website or drop us and email at info@steelcitypromotions.co.uk we’ll happily talk you through some options!

Feb13 2015 Bespoke Eventing


Many of you probably know us for the whacky themes that we offer, ranging from the super crackers like our Willy Wonka parties to the more sophisticated and elegant Hollywood and Great Gatsby themed events.

Bespoke Eventing

What some of you may not know is that we also offer a bespoke service and can create event themes, conference sets, props or backdrops to suit your particular ideas! This week we transformed a very English, English country house into an all-out American Rock themed event for a conference with a twist, produced for one of our corporate clients. Big sound, big lights, and even bigger personalities took to the stage to perform their very own original tracks. We turned complete novices without any experience of playing, singing, or writing music into something that sort of resembled a band, performing live on stage, all within 3 hours! Our ears and heads are still recovering but a great night had by all! This event required the design and build of some unique backdrops plus a themed stage set to suit their needs. A great challenge that had us all getting our thinking caps on.

Client request is how many of our props have come to be built. Our Ice Palace Entrance Archway for example (perfect for a Winter Wonderland Themed Christmas Party!!) was built a few years back for a particular client – a great prop that we’ve been able to use over and over again!

Whatever the request, our workshop guys are a talented team that can pull together exciting and great looking props! Of course, our stock is already bulging and there’s plenty to choose from already – so whether you’re looking for a few themed props to add to your party or a bespoke stage set to really jazz up your event, give us a call – I’m sure we can help!

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Jan29 2015 Event Tips & Trends for 2015


This coming year is bound to see new trends coming through on the themed events scene. As always, when a new film is released the matching theme automatically jumps to the top of the popularity pile. In 2013 when Skyfall came into cinemas, our Secret Agent themed events went absolutely crazy so it’s only natural to think that in October / November 2015 when the brand spanking new James Bond film is released, this theme will come around once more – we love it, all that glamour!

Event Tips & Trends for 2015

This year also sees a remake of the classic Cinderella – a new one to us, but we can do allsorts from Giant Shoe Props to our gorgeous fancy dancers that will really make any Cinderella themed event come to life.

Event Tips & Trends for 2015

A new Alice in Wonderland film is also hitting the big screens so we’re waiting in anticipation for this one – we already have a whole heap of Alice in Wonderland theming and entertainment options guaranteed to transform your event – watch this space for brand new props too – we’re always expanding!

We couldn’t really pass Awards Season by without mentioning the Hollywood theme that is always a popular choice, but even more so at this time of year. What with the upcoming Academy Awards in less than a month, it’s the perfect timing to host your very own Hollywood Awards Night. From Giant Hollywood Letters to Clapper Board Table Centres we have everything you need to make your guests feel like VIPs.

If you’ve spotted a trend this year and would like us to look into some options for your next event, just get in touch with one of our team! We’d love to chat through your ideas!

E: info@steelcitypromotions.co.uk
T: 0800 840 2114
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Jan27 2015 Gatsby of Great!


It’s been a while since we dedicated one of our blogs to a particular theme so that’s what we thought we’d do today! With so many great themes to choose from, this is always quite a task…SO, let’s go with The Great Gatsby! This glittering theme is one to really get everyone involved with – full of glamour and elegance!

Gatsby of Great

Prop wise, we have a warehouse packed full of delights to create an extravagant affair! Our Art Deco Golden Palm Trees are a popular choice – a great prop for theming up an entrance way, stage area or just to create a simple photo opportunity for guests. Tip: they work REALLY well with our Black & Gold Draped Entrance!

Gatsby of Great

Our range of 1920’s themed backdrops add that extra something too – with Art Deco Silhouette backdrops to funky City Scape Skylines there is sure to be a backdrop to suit. This is a stage set we produced recently – the theme was 1920’s with a New York twist, hence the Statue of Liberty Prop – we think this works really well!

Our Great Gatsby entertainment options will leave you spoilt for choice – the Gatsby Girls are a must have especially! Have them meet and greet your guests in stunning White Feathers with a quick change into fancy Flapper Dresses to perform a lively Charleston and really get the party started! Other entertainment options include our fancy Top & Tails Stilt Walkers, mesmerising Crystal Juggler and fabulous Fire Performers – all perfect for setting of the Great Gatsby theme!



Steel City Promotions Ltd | School House | Hallbankgate | Brampton | Cumbria | CA8 2NJ

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