World Class Conference Facilities at a World Class Theatre – Birmingham REP Conference Facilities
As a non-Brummie who has adopted Birmingham as my home town, I genuinely enjoy taking photos that will help promote the city as a destination or as a conference location. There is so much going on here for the business community and I get very passionate about pushing ourselves forward to show the world what Brummies already know – we have a great city here.
The REP is a definite jewel in the crown in this city. For over 100 years this theatre has provided the West Midlands with a long and distinguished list of performances. It has also developed alongside the ICC to become a real centre for business too, offering some excellent facilities for those looking to host events and conferences.
One way to build the profile of conference venues such as this is to hold familiarisation visits, where you invite a select group to experience the venue and to see for themselves how it might work for them or people they know. I was asked along to photograph one such familiarisation visit, and it was a fascinating insight into an unusual aspect of the theatre – make up. More specifically, wound make up. The delegates were talked through some of the basics with one of the make-up experts at the REP, and then given the opportunity to try out some of the ideas on each other. And I must say, some of the results, even after a relatively short time, did look remarkably realistic. As an exercise for Birmingham REP conference delegates it was a great ice-breaker and you could see that the guest were genuinely enjoying themselves.
After they had all received some nasty wound on their arms they moved on to fine dining from the REP’s catering team, before watching a performance. Photographing an event like this was really interesting, and hopefully the evening will help build Birmingham as a world class destination for business.
If you have an event or PR opportunity that you would like to make the most of, contact James to see how photography can help you.