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Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00

The importance of Play Play is older than culture, as play is older than human society. Animals played before humans, and animals don’t need humans to teach it how to play. Dutch Historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga wrote a book in 1938 called Homo Ludens, or “Playing Man”, that looks at the significance of the play element of culture and society – especially the fact that play is a necessary condition of the generation…

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

You can do more than just have fun... Here at Applause Entertainment, we are always for snazzing up an event, whether it be a small-scale party, or a large corporate event. So today, we are going to talk about some ways in which you can enhance your corporate events – not just by hiring entertainment, but to boost your creativity ideas for whole event concepts. Get those idea synapsis firing! End of year is coming…

Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

Bringing the prom photo to the 21st Century Recently, we received a call from a client with a job that filled us up with excitement – a university ball! While we love the challenge that every client presents to us, as every event has a unique requirement or feature, a university ball was especially exciting because it’s blank slate, and as long as we stick to the simple “Black and White” theme that the client…

Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

Applause Entertainment: an origin story Nowadays, a glance at our Facebook page or website will reveal countless stories of big, shiny events, held in meticulously beautiful venues. There are countless, immensely imaginative themes and costumes, and an extensive catalogue of acts and characters, all with the singular purpose of providing entertainment and laughs to the guests. At Applause Entertainment, we pride ourselves to be more of a consultancy than a directory; we ask clients to…

Monday, 24 August 2015 00:00

Trivia Nights are a staple for get-togethers, group events, even fundraising. From primary school-run trivia nights, to pub-night trivia nights, all the way to large scale and specialized trivia competitions, the excitement of a well-organized Trivia Night can create long-lasting laughs and good memories. It’s so popular, it was even made into a board game, so that people can experience the fun in their own living room. Even more recently, trivia-esque games have found their…