With just two months to go until our Metropole Market arrives in Lansdowne, the planning and preparation is certainly gathering pace! Last month we had a marvellous meeting with enthusiastic local businesses at the Christopher Creeke. On an exceptionally sunny day, we gathered on the outdoor terrace to discuss our exciting plans for Metropole in September. Since that time, we’ve also taken on two prestigious event experts to ensure that our event meets its quintessentially eccentric vision.
Joining our ever-growing team, Strawberry Fields RePresents has provided entertainment and music at some of Bournemouth’s biggest and most successful events including Summer Live and the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival. The company is run by Suzy Wheeler who will now be helping us to secure the region’s top musicians, performers, artists, and entertainers for our market.
Suzy Wheeler said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Metropole Market team. This event will be something completely different to what Bournemouth has ever seen before. Expect the unexpected!”
We’re also delighted to be joined by the Interim President of the National Outdoor Events Association, Andy Grove, who will be working alongside Suzy. Andy’s company, HighGrove Events is a specialist event management company that will be responsible for all event aspects of our market. In the past, HighGrove Events has delivered many popular events across the South including Basingstoke Live Festival which is now in its 9th year and has near 10,000 social media followers online.
Andy Grove said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be a part of Metropole Market. We plan to create a regular attraction that will add to Lansdowne’s vibrancy, attract new audiences and bring extra revenues for Lansdowne businesses. It’s going to be a lot of fun.’’
We are absolutely delighted to have both Suzy and Andy onboard. Together they will play a pivotal role in our plans to regenerate Lansdowne. With the support of two seasoned events professionals Metropole Market is starting to take its shape as a showcase for the spectacular and a magical medley of all things creative & delicious!
Stay tuned for more news in the coming month…