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Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

Be the art Body painting is a beautiful form of art that has had quite an international cultural heritage. Body painting, like piercings and tattoos, is a form of body modification art, aimed to express oneself, to adorn oneself, or to be a part of a larger piece of art. Unlike piercings and tattoos, however, body painting is temporary – body paint usually washes off quite easily, or slowly fade over time (such as henna…

Sunday, 27 September 2015 00:00

Get into the Oktoberfest mood Now, before we begin, I must admit that I only very recently learned that Oktoberfest, despite its name, is actually celebrated mostly through September, and only for the first week of October. The main reason for this, was that while it originally did occur in October, it began to be moved forward to take advantage of the nicer weather during September. Of course, to learn this, I also learned a…

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…