Masquerade Ball for UCB

Students completing their Events Management BA at University College Birmingham, UK, host a fantastic ‘final event’ as part of their practical assessment. Arun Bhullar’s was simply spectacular!

Set for an early May evening, Arun organised a beautiful masquerade-themed ball for invited guests and staff.

A career in the rapidly-growing events sector requires managers with robust communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the “wow” factor. The course developed these employability attributes, and this final event was Arun’s chance to demonstrate his skills.

During the planning stages Arun was given a budget, and I believe from that he had to determine the menu, decorations, number of staff required and break-even point of the overall event.

He organised beautiful table decorations and had masquerade images projected onto one of the back walls of the Brasserie Restaurant. He then ensured the real WOW factor by getting in touch with me to play the harp.

“Being a harpist in Birmingham, UK means I get to be a part of a diverse range of events, from weddings and funerals to new product launches and even University final event projects! It’s events like this UCB Masquerade Ball that expose so many more people to the beauty and versatility of the harp. The pieces that got the most applause that night included Moon River, A Thousand Years and John Legend’s All Of Me. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important evening.”

Arun added, “The harp added the elegance I was after. When people came into the room and saw the harp I could see them saying “wow”. The music was fantastic and Michelle was really great to work with.”

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