What are Your DJ Expectations?

When it comes to choosing a DJ, event and party planners have certain expectations. Once you have considered your expectations and decided exactly what you want, DJ hire becomes a lot simpler and you are more likely to be successful in choosing the right person for the job. Not all DJs do the same kinds of things; for instance, some just play music and don’t talk, so if you want your DJ to perform MC duties as well, it is essential to choose someone who has those skills.

Here are some questions to ask before choosing a DJ

  • Do I need a DJ who talks or one that just plays music?
  • Should the DJ be interactive with the crowd or quiet and sophisticated?
  • What kind of music would best suit my event and does the DJ have that?
  • What kind of experience does the DJ need to have? Some are experienced with large crowds and outdoor spaces, while others prefer to work indoors in a smaller area.
  • What kind of equipment does a DJ need for my event? Any outdoor event requires different DJ equipment from indoor events to be successful.
  • Do I need a flexible DJ who can play song requests from the crowd?
  • Is the DJ dependable in turning up on time and giving a good show? No one will want a DJ to turn up late or drunk, so dependability is very important.

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London Consortium Cine Club

The Cine Club is a series of film screenings organised by PhD students around a specific theme. This year the Club is exploring the theme of ‘the still image in moving pictures’. The screenings take place fortnightly in the ICA cinemas and are followed by discussion. Ideas for background reading are suggested and also discussed. The screenings are open to all Consortium and Birkbeck postgrad students.

Entry is free. All screenings take place in ICA cinema 2. Please arrive early as the films will begin promptly at the advertised time.

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4th Annual AHRA International Conference / Call for Papers

C-SCAIPE Suite, Kingston University London
4th Annual AHRA International Conference / Call for Papers
Architecture, Urbanism & Curatorship
Abstracts Due: 16 July 2007

This is the fourth annual international conference to be held in the United Kingdom by the Architectural Humanities Research Association. The theme of the conference, Architecture, Urbanism and Curatorship builds on our earlier conference themes, namely The Politics of Making: Theory, practice, product (2006, Oxford), Models & Drawings: The invisible nature of architecture (2005, Nottingham), and Critical Architecture (2004, London).

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‘The Games’ film screenings

London Consortium Research Fellow, Hilary Powell‘s film The Games is being screened twice during Architecture Week. The film is a 15 minute surreal exploration of the current landscape of the area in East London now being developed for the 2012 Olympics.

The film can be seen and discussed at both these events:

– London Architecture Week event, Wednesday 20th
– Space Studios / Museum of London event, Olympic Artists, Saturday 23rd June

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