Before I get into the nitty gritty of what the definition of any event is, I would like to briefly touch on their importance. Despite the fact that events are time consuming, often difficult to organise, sometimes physically challenging and most of the time come with cost risks attached, they can bring huge pleasure to so many people when well planned and promoted; and in more ways than one they can be profitable too.
Events go right to the heart of who we are as human beings, social creatures that enjoy contact with others. Offering the power of face to face dialogue, events can touch on all the emotions we possess and bring families, communities, organisations and business together to stimulate better understanding and appreciation of others.
According to Google’s dictionary an event is defined as,
- A thing that happens or takes place, especially one of importance
‘the momentus political events of the 1980s’
- A planned public or social occasion
‘the staff have been holding a number of events to raise money for charity’
Synonyms Occurrence, happening, proceeding, episode, incident, affair, circumstance, occasion, business, matter, experience, eventuality, phenomenon; more
- Each of several particular contests making up a sports competition
‘he repeated the success in the four-lap, 600 cc event’
Synonyms Competition, contest, tournament, round, heat, game, match, fixture, meet, meeting, encounter; more
At The Big WOW we agree and uphold Google’s dictionary definition, but for the purpose of ensuring every organisation, business, individual, group, community, charity and venue feels included we have expanded and developed our categories and sub-categories so that everyone holding any form of event feels included, so here are ours:
Art, Culture & Entertainment
Auction, Cinema, Circus, Club / Society, Comedy, Concert, Dance / Singing, Exhibition / Party, Festival, Live Music, Show, Talk / Presentation, Theatre, Tour, Workshop
Business & Government
Awards, Conference, Consultation, Exhibition, Meeting, Networking, Seminar, Webinar, Workshop
Activities, Class, Lecture, Open Day, Open Morning
Food & Drink
Exhibition, Festival, Market, Offer / Promotion, Special / Themed, Tour / Tasting
Lifestyle, Markets & Retail
Auction, Boot Fair / Table Top, Fair / Fayre, Fashion Show, Market, Open Day, Product Demo / Launch, Retail Promotion / Sales, Road Show, Workshop
Auction, Exhibition, Open Day, Promotion, Show Home Launch
Recreation & Sport
Activity, Class, Club, Competitions, Gathering, Group, Match, Meeting, Race, Tour, Tournament
Social & Community
Bingo, Class, Club, Coffee Morning, Evening, Get-together, Group, Luncheon, Meeting, Networking, Open Day, Open Event, Quiz, Special / Themed, Spiritual Service, Workshop
We hope you found a category and sub-category for your event to belong to, if not please let us know.
Our team is passionate about promoting all events across the Weald of Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex. Yes indeed the Weald abridges four counties, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a huge amount to offer those that live here and visit it, so let’s work together to put all the amazing events that so many people work hard to deliver on the map and by doing so, promote this fabulous region.
If you organise or hold events or know of people that do, then please spread the word and let them know that they can upload their event today at The Big WOW.
Every event that is uploaded will receive our promotional support across social media and if you have a great story to tell we are happy to publish an article about your special event in our News Hub.
Check out the site at www.bigwow.uk
Add your event to The Big WOW map at www.bigwow.uk/list-event/
Get in touch on: 01580 715772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Words by Emma Wood – founder of The Big WOW