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2021

25

Apr

Covid 19: Lockdown Easing

Post Views: 2,758 As we all cross our fingers and get set for lockdown easing on Monday April 26th, here’s a two minute promo-video (commissioned by SLC and Zap’s only “earner” in the past 14 months) which, we think, captures the creative, determined, optimistic attitude of hardworking Scots everywhere. Love and luck to all! 💗🤞🙏

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18

Jan

Lockdown Update

Post Views: 1,758 So, most of the Zap! website’s been shunted off into a virtual siding, all of our gear’s been put in storage, and the small army of freelance talent that we once employed is currently furloughed and patiently waiting for the day that we can all get back out to work again. What […]

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2020

01

Dec

Tickety Boo?

Post Views: 2,139 COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of our lives. Unprecedented lockdowns, strict travel bans, and “social distancing” measures have become the norm since March of this year. Many industries that were thriving pre-pandemic are now experiencing significant revenue losses. World-wide, hundreds of thousands of companies, spread across multiple industries, are […]

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10

Nov

Not The Xmas Gigs

Post Views: 2,003 We’re truly sorry to tell you that – for the first time in more than a decade – Zap! Entertainment will not be rampaging all over Scotland with an army of singers, dancers, street theatre performers and chart acts for our regular Christmas Light Switch-on Extravaganzas. 🙁 Covid 19 has, of course, […]

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06

Apr

Strange days indeed…

Post Views: 5,944 It’s happened. Covid 19 – the flu-like virus I first heard about when I was in Guangzhou, China with Judith and Hannah 8 weeks ago – has arrived in Scotland. It’s super infectious, it’s spreading and – as of today – The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (introduced by the First Minister on 31st March) is, […]

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08

Mar

Final Pre-Covid Gig

Post Views: 1,368 Greenock Town Hall, March 7th, 2020. If you’d have told me, as I introduced Des Clarke on stage to host the Ardgowan Hospice Ball on a cold, wet March night in 2020, that this event was to be Zap’s last gig for more than 18 months, I don’t think I would’ve taken […]

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2019

08

Dec

SLC’s Christmas Roadshow

Post Views: 1,970 The biggest, brightest and best run of roadshows we’ve ever staged in the countdown to Christmas. Check out the video above and see what made SLC’s Switch-on Shows for 2019 so special. In the words of Slade’s Noddy Holder, “Merry Christmas everybody!”

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21

Sep

Hamilton 10k Run

Post Views: 1,812 Almost a thousand runners laced up their trainers and took part in the second, annual Hamil-Ten 10k run, backed by town centre businesses, South Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and Police Scotland. With a route beginning in the town’s Castle Street, this year’s course stretched out past Low Parks Museum, […]

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2018

18

Jun

Classic Car Show

Post Views: 3,027 Saturday June 10th, 2018 saw Zap! Entertainment roar into South Lanarkshire to help produce the annual Classic Car Show with Hamilton BID Ltd. Stilt walkers, jazz bands, street theatre performers and a small army of face painters entertained the crowds whilst they enjoyed both the sunshine and the 100-plus vintage vehicles on […]

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2017

22

Jul

We’re 10 years old!

Post Views: 1,570 Scottish production company, Zap! Entertainment Ltd is 10 years old this year. Join us, as we retrace our steps by highlighting a few of the past decade’s more memorable gigs. It’s been an interesting journey on a road with more twists and turns than a theme park rollercoaster. Check out our timeline […]

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11

Jan

SLC’s Christmas Light Switch-ons

Post Views: 2,734 Zap! Entertainment initially got involved with South Lanarkshire’s Christmas Lights Campaign way back in 2007 when we put our “High School Musical” song and dance show on stage at Lanark’s Festive Street Market. From that one-off gig, we’ve gone on to produce SLC’s Seasonal Switch-ons every November for more than a decade. […]

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2016

26

Sep

STV Appeal/Ha Ha Hamilton 2016

Post Views: 3,990 One year on but still flush with the success of our first big adventure in stand-up, Zap! Entertainment was again asked to produce the Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival. Almost immediately, we realised how Freddie Mercury must’ve felt when it came time to release the follow up single to “Bohemian Rhapsody”. How […]

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2015

25

Sep

Comedy Festival 2015

Post Views: 4,391 Zap! Entertainment’s first foray into comedy promotion happened in late summer 2015 when were commissioned to produce the “Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival”.   With a programme schedule that included 9 days of pub/club/coffee bar/restaurant gigs we featured: comedy and karaoke singalongs curry/comedy buffet laugh-ins kids’ comedy workshops comedy movie nights stand-up shows […]

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2014

15

Jul

Queen’s Baton Relay

Post Views: 4,674 What can we say about the Queen’s Baton Relay project for North Ayrshire Council? Three months’ worth of meetings, hundreds of hours in planning and site visits, and God knows how many phone calls/Skype sessions/emails/texts…and all for one day’s worth of activity. But what a day! Click the video “start” button and relive […]

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2012

04

Jul

Diamond Jubilee Visit to Glasgow.

Post Views: 4,702 As part of their week-long visit to Scotland, HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stopped off in Glasgow on July 4th 2012 to celebrate not one, but three Diamond Jubilee events. The first of the day was a morning service of thanksgiving held at Glasgow Cathedral and led by Rev Dr. Laurence […]

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2011

06

Aug

Jedward at The Glasgow Show 2011

Post Views: 5,948 There’s only one gig on our “Top Ten Events Of The Decade” timeline that gets mentioned twice and that’s The Glasgow Show. Zap! Entertainment’s long-term working relationship with Glasgow City Council on this highly successful event is documented further down the page (keep reading and you’ll discover it’s our top pick for […]

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2010

07

Jul

Launch of Brown Cow, Glasgow

Post Views: 5,403 When the Scottish pioneer of the self-tanning business decided to launch an assault on the high-street beauty industry, she asked Zap! Entertainment to help co-ordinate the celebrity opening of her first salon in Glasgow. Sandra McClumpha – the Stirling based businesswoman behind the world-wide success of Fake Bake – invested more than […]

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2009

30

Jun

The Glasgow Show

Post Views: 5,731 It began life in 2002 as a flower show attended by a few thousand people. By 2013 – its final year – The Glasgow Show had grown into something akin to Disneyland, becoming the highlight of the city’s summer events schedule and attracting more than 70,000 visitors. Held every year across “The […]

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2008

20

Aug

The Real Wheel Deal!

Post Views: 4,718 Real Radio’s Robin Galloway recently got back in the saddle for Pedal Scotland, joining round the world cyclist, Mark Beaumont – and 5000 other participants – in a 55 mile fundraising run between Glasgow Green and Edinburgh. The intercity charity cycle – now in its 10th successful year – is Scotland’s biggest […]

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2007

18

Nov

Tartan Party On The Green 2007

Post Views: 5,753 When more than 61,000 people applied for only 51,000 tickets to the Scotland-Italy Euro 2008 qualifier back in November 2007, Glasgow City Council thought it might be a good idea to organise an official “overspill event” for the 10,000+ football fans that would otherwise have been left at the turnstiles. So, the […]

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