Week in Pictures: ISES Storytelling; Madam Tussauds' Valentine's pop-up; Cork showcase

This week saw ISES UK's Physical and Digital Storytelling event; Madam Tussauds' Valentine's pop-up; and a Cork showcase event at the Irish Embassy in London.

ISES UK's Physical and Digital Storytelling event
ISES UK's Physical and Digital Storytelling event
  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

    ISES UK Physical and Digital Storytelling

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

    Madame Tussaud's Valentine's Day pop-up

  • Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

    Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

  • Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

    Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

  • Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

    Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

  • Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

    Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

  • Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

    Cork showcase at the Irish Embassy

  • Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place
credit: Tony French and Gorkana

    Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place credit: Tony French and Gorkana

  • Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place
credit: Tony French and Gorkana

    Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place credit: Tony French and Gorkana

  • Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place
credit: Tony French and Gorkana

    Stuff's media briefing at IET London: Savoy Place credit: Tony French and Gorkana

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On Tuesday (16 February), event planners gathered at Gilgamesh in The Stables Market in Camden for a physical and digital storytelling event with ISES UK. The importance of narrative in events was discussed, with Radim Malinic from Brand Nu and illustrator Kyle Bean giving talks on their work. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed networking and drinks and canapés by Gilgamesh. 

This week's top five stories: 

1. Grass Roots promotes two new account directors

2. Events industry needs sustainability focus, says MCI's Guy Bigwood

3. ICANN cancels Panama event due to Zika threat

4. Brand Lowdown: Baker & McKenzie lays down the law

5. Chillisauce forecasts £19m turnover for 2016

On Saturday (13 February), Madame Tussauds' held its Valentine's Day pop-up. Guests, which included Zibrant, Melon Events, Quintessentially and Hospitality Line, were given the chance to have their pictures taken with celebrity wax figures at the renowned venue, before enjoying a three-course dinner.

On Thursday (18 February), The Irish Ambassador to the UK hosted a group of Cork tourism bodies at The Embassy of Ireland in London, including Cork Hoteliers, County & City Council, Cork Airport, Cork Chamber and The Cork Convention Bureau. The night was organised by RAM Organisation and number of agencies attended including Zibrant, MCI, Reed & Mackay, Eventful and Havas People. The event showcased the best of Cork’s tourism products and experiences. 

Also on Thursday, IET London: Savoy Place hosted its first Gorkana media briefing with consumer tech magazine Stuff. In the venue’s newly refurbished Turing Lecture Theatre, guests from the PR and communications sector heard from editor Will Dunn about the magazine’s latest initiatives and plans for 2016, and gained advice on how PRs could help with content.

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