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Christmas at Kew

A botanical world filled with seasonal cheer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Kew Gardens. Look forward to some together time with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House display. For a moment of reflection, pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

*separate charges apply

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DATES

Wednesday 17 November 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022

ENTRY TIMES

• Christmas at Kew opens at 4.20pm and closes at 10pm.
• Main Entrance - Victoria Gate: Choose from twelve entry times every 20 minutes between 4.20pm and 8pm. Last entry 8.15pm.
• Tickets with pre-paid parking at Brentford Gate - choose from eight timed entry slots, at 20-minute intervals, between 4.40pm and 7pm. Last entry at 7.20pm

PRICES

Tickets from £21.50 (£14 for children). Kew Members receive further discounts. Booking fees apply.

Independent Venue Week: In Conversation With Our Group CEO

Our Group CEO will be interviewed as part of IVW to talk about independent venues and growing See Tickets from a Nottingham record shop to the business it is today. 

Live streamed from The Boileroom, Guildford on Thursday 28th January at 6pm.

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See Tickets is Official Ticketing Partner to Independent Venue Week 2021

See Tickets will be official ticketing partner to Independent Venue Week 2021. IVW will run from 25 to 31 January 2021 and will celebrate the venues across the UK which not only act as much-loved live music hubs but often double up to provide creative spaces for their local communities.

See Tickets has long been a champion of independent venues working with more than 50 venue partners across the UK including The Leadmill, Electric Ballroom, Albert Hall Manchester, Village Underground, Omeara, The Brudenell, Alexandra Palace, The Boileroom, Sneaky Pete’s, Bush Hall and Lincoln Engine Shed.

Rob Wilmshurst, Global CEO at See Tickets said: "We're very proud to be supporting IVW 2021 in what has been a challenging time for live event venues. These spaces are at the heart of the live music scene and we feel strongly that their contribution should be both recognised and celebrated."

Sybil Bell, Founder of Independent Venue Week said: "We're so chuffed to be working with See Tickets for #IVW21. See are hugely favoured by so many of our venues and promoters and having worked with the team on and off over the years, we totally understand why. Working with like-minded people who care passionately about the grassroots community is always important to us and formalising our working relationship this year feels like a great next step."

More news on the 2021 IVW programme will follow in the coming weeks with events likely to include live streams and socially distanced gigs.

See Tickets Launches Socially Distanced Seat Plan Functionality

See Tickets has launched a tool-set to create and manage ‘socially distanced’ seating plans. This has been used successfully in a number of recent circumstances.

This feature will allow any configuration of ‘social distancing’ from variations on the initial chequer board concepts, to the wrapping of any number of ‘dead’ seats around any quantity of seats sold as a ‘bubble’.

Any configuration can be designed including table plans, camp sites(!) and traditional auditoria plans.

Venues, attractions and events as diverse as English Heritage, Alexandra Palace, Brand Events’ Drive & Dine Theatre and Greenwich Comedy Festival have been using See Tickets' suite of Covid-safe tools as part of their re-opening procedures. These tools include limited capacity time slot ticketing, contactless access control, personalised track and trace ticketing and car registration capture where the event is of a drive-in nature.

Rob Wilmshurst, Global CEO at See Tickets said: “We remain committed to investing in, and giving our clients and our customers, the very best services and systems to help get the industry moving again during and after this pandemic.”

To find out more, get in touch with us at workwithus@seetickets.com  

*Image shows socially distanced seating at Alexandra Palace's 'Live at Ally Pally' series ticketed by See Tickets    

 

See Tickets On-Site and Access Control at Greenwich Comedy Festival 2020

We have been supporting clients with Covid safe on-site and access control services and demonstrated this successfully at Greenwich Comedy Festival which took place in September 2020 with numerous safety measures in place.  

Tickets were sold through See Tickets in multiples of two and each pair of seats was socially distanced from others. Customers were seated in blocks and their block allocation linked to the pre-allocated entrance and staggered arrival time they were given.

All See customers were electronically sent a ‘print at home’ ticket via email as a PDF file which can be displayed and scanned from a mobile device easily. See can also assist event organisers with track and trace and can upon request, provide the lead booker’s contact details including time stamp of entry.

Attendees entered via two separate entrances that led ticket holders to a single double-sided tent that worked as both entry scanning and bar facility. All attendees were directed to one of seven event staff positioned behind perspex shields to have their tickets validated via See’s access control solution.

A staggered exit system was deployed with instructions announced from stage at close of event. Attendees were required to leave via the same entrance they arrived at, distancing between others in the queue. 

Attendees were extremely compliant with safety measures in place and followed instructions carefully. A noticeable willingness for the event to take place and for ticket holders to be at a live event again aided this. This made the event a much safer environment, and so can be deemed a huge success in our on-site operation helping clients during this time.

*Image shows socially distanced seating laid out for attendees at Greenwich Comedy Festival 2020. 

Country Music Week: An incredible week of FREE Country Music!

Country Music Week is going Digital!!! The organisers of Country To Country - Europe's biggest country music festival - alongside some of the world's best country stars and emerging talent have come together to deliver a full week of incredible country music content across various platforms exclusively for UK and European fans.

Taking place from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th October 2020, Country Music Digital will include live sessions, exclusive interviews, social and radio show takeovers, showcases, quizzes and many more.

Artists taking part in Country Music Week Digital include American Young, Andrew Farriss, Ashley McBryde, Brent Cobb, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Carly Pearce, Caylee Hammack, Chris Young, Danielle Bradbery, Dustin Lynch, Emma & Jolie, Granger Smith, Ingrid Andress, Jackson Michelson, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Kalie Shorr, Lady A, Lainey Wilson, Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Matt Stell, Michael Ray, Midland, Mitchell Tenpenny, Mo Pitney, Morgan Wallen, Noah Schnacky, Payton Smith, Rodney Atkins, Runaway June, Ruthie Collins, Scotty McCreery, Tenille Townes, The Adelaides, The Cadillac Three, The Shires, Tim Dugger, Twinnie, Tyler Rich, Vic Allen, Ward Thomas and Willie Jones, with more artists to be announced soon.

Full timings and where to watch & listen will be announced next week, so keep an eye on the official C2C website. As well as following Country to Country socials on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Pet Shop Boys Perform Intimate Show to Raise Money For Independent Music Venues

Passport: Back to Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK's biggest artists, supporting the independent grassroots venues that form the foundations of the UK’s live music scene.

This is your chance to watch the biggest artists play their smallest gigs – live and in person like they should be – while making a huge difference to the UK's crisis-stricken grassroots music venues, who need urgent help due to COVID-19 closures.

The gigs will be happening as soon as real shows can happen safely - these are not socially distanced, compromised experiences. Prize draw entries for each gig will be open for two weeks, and at the end of each campaign, all proceeds go to support these venues who need the money, right now. By making a £5 donation you'll be entered into the prize draw to get into the show you and a friend!

Enter the ballot here. 

See Tickets wins Ticketing Company Award at Music Week Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 Music Week Awards have been revealed, with See Tickets claiming the award for Ticketing Company.

While the awards ceremony could not take place this year as planned, we are thrilled to accept this award and would like to thank Music Week for their recognition.

You can read the full list of winners at this year's awards right here.

 

Try, Buy, Book and Hire Everything You Need for Your Special Day at the National Wedding Show

Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at The National Wedding Show. It's the ultimate destination for wedding planning, with hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and wedding venues, as well as stunning catwalk shows, expert advice and wedding inspiration at every turn!

When you arrive at the National Wedding Show, make sure to relax and indulge with a glass of bubbly in The Champagne Bar, while you plan out the rest of your day. Walk around with your wedding party, take a look at the different suppliers, talk to the specialists and come join us at The Catwalk. You can watch a spectacular show, whilst checking out our talented bridal designers and looking at the new bridal trends. What more could you want?

And if you want to make the day extra special, why not treat yourself to a VIP ticket. With fast track entry, an exclusive goodie bag with Lancôme products, a complimentary glass of bubbly and reserved seating to the LIVE Catwalk show, it’s the perfect way to spend the day!

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Petition: Review Need For Social Distancing Inside Theatres Before November

Given the dire situation the theatre industry is in we call on the Government to review the continued imposition of social distancing in indoor theatres as soon as possible (and on a regular basis thereafter should it need to remain in force) and well before the currently stated timeline of November

The theatre industry is benefiting from the culture bail-out but that sum cannot do more than help some venues and organisations survive the current closure. The decision not to review social distancing until November is adversely affecting recovery chances and jeopardising thousands of jobs and many venues. The rationale for keeping theatres closed for months longer must be properly debated and speedier consideration needs to be given to the possibility of lifting social distancing in theatres.

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Glow Wild At Wakehurst: On Sale Now!

Head to Wakehurst for a magical winter lantern trail. Watch the trees, ponds and forest floors come to life at night with luminous lanterns, spellbinding projections, evocative soundscapes, and dazzling torches of fire.

This year, the trail reflects on the smallest things which make the biggest impact. A grain of pollen, a fungus spore, a seed on the wind; our immersive walk through nature shines a spotlight on the hidden heroes of the plant and fungal world.

Highlights include: OGE Group with their award-winning 'Light a Wish' installation, sculptor Sarah Hall-Baqai with her fantastical fungi-lanterns, and The Colour Project with their mesmerising projections of fungi secrets and majestic owls.

DATES & TIMES

Thursday 26 Nov – Sunday 29 Nov
Thursday 3 Dec – Sunday 6 Dec
Thursday 10 Dec – Sunday 13 Dec
Thursday 17 Dec – Wednesday 23 Dec
Sunday 27 Dec – Wednesday 30 Dec

ENTRY TIMES
Choose from twelve time slots at 20-minute intervals between 4.30pm – 8.10pm. Gardens close 10pm.

A limited number of ‘quiet session’ tickets are available on select Thursdays. These are suitable for visitors with disabilities, such as autism, to make for a more comfortable visit, offering access before the general public.

PRICES

Wakehurst or Kew member - Adult: £13*
Wakehurst or Kew member - Family (2 adults & 2 children): £42*
Adult: £15*
Children (4 – 16): £9*
Infants (under 4s) and carers: Free*
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £46*

*Car parking is included in ticket price

How Do You Feel About Cycling? Win a £250 John Lewis Voucher!

Have your you dusted-off your bike during lockdown? Or invested more time in your cycling hobby? With a surge in cycling across the UK The London E-Bike Festival and The Cycle Show want to hear how you feel about cycling and whether your participation levels are set to increase. Have your say and let them know your thoughts by completing this survey for a chance to win one of two £250 John Lewis vouchers.

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The Luna Cinema partners with Royal Opera House and National Theatre for drive in!

Audiences will also have the chance to watch iconic opera and ballet performances in the comfort of their cars with an exclusive partnership with the world-leading Royal Opera House.

There will be screenings of Swan Lake, La Traviata, La Boheme and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland across all the Luna Drive In locations.

With high definition screens and incredible in car sounds, you’ll be able to imagine you are back at the Opera House!

The Luna Cinema have also formed a partnership with National Theatre Live to bring their record breaking production of Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the Luna Drive In big screens this season.

Capacities are all limited, so grab your tickets before they go!

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