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Regent's Arts Festival 2014

11 April 2014

Regent's Arts Festival 2014 was a tremendous fortnight of creative contributions from the staff and students of Regent's University London - the home of Regent's Conferences & Events. Here we recount the challenge faced and overcome by the events team and highlight the flexibility and scope of the venues rooms & spaces.

The Challenge

30 plus events spaced over 2 weeks of events. Indoor and outdoor spaces were needed that would encourage guests to get creative and have fun with performances, exhibitions, seminars and hands-on activities to suit everyone. It would also give guests the chance to see the event spaces in action and get a tour of the venue and gardens.

The venue is no stranger to festivals or large scale events (Regent's University London been the home of The London Screenwriters' Festival for the last three years and last year were the host venue for Topshop Spring Summer fashion show) but the University has recently seen its degree subjects expand,  student numbers grow, and event requirements ever more complex.

Herringham Hall

With its high ceilings and elegant interior Herringham Hall was used for the festival opening. The high ceilings were ideal for the live set from Stella and the Shakes, winners of the Mayor of London Gigs Big Busk Competition 2013 who performed that evening.

The room also played host to an Indian dance workshop, a Dragons Den for aspiring entrepreneurs and a fashion show which proved  to be a sell-out success.

Knapp Gallery

The 'Visualise' photography exhibition premiered in the venues modern gallery with work encompassing both film and digital photography.

The gallery also complemented a series of fresh inventive and dynamic new plays, readings and a book launch.

The Knapp Gallery was also used for smaller fashion shows throughout the course of the festival.

Tuke Common Room

The wood panelled sophistication of Tuke Common Room lent itself well to events such as creative writing workshops, music appreciation shows, watercolour workshops, and talks.

York Lawns

Regent's Garden Tour of the outside events spaces was an exciting walk around the campus tour that highlighted 34 key points including beehives and a secret garden.

Tuke Hall

The Grand final of the Regent's Trivia Challenge took place in the venues 370 seat auditorium.

The Catering

Refreshment needs varied according to the event but the onsite catering team were certainly up for the challenge. Finger buffets, static canapés, wine  receptions and drinks bar - all were handled with the precision and professionalism that the Regent's is known for.


Regent's Conferences & Events were proud to be involved in the organisation of this event which according to feedback improves better year after year thanks to the quality of work on show, and dedication of the people behind the scenes

To visit the venue, check availability or  more information on packages, prices or availability please call us on 020 7487 7540, email conferences@regents.ac.uk with your requirements or fill in our online enquiry form. A member of our events team will  to get back to you shortly with a proposal. 

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