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Picture the scene. Jude (the long-suffering Mrs J) and I are on our first holiday abroad since lockdown was lifted. Ultra-cheap, last-minute Tui flights from Manchester to Cancun, an Air B&B rental the size of a postage stamp in an “interesting, up-and-coming sector of the city”, we’ve got 500 quid in Mexican Pesetas and Uber on […]

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Summer Roadshows Are Back!

Are you staging a corporate fun-day, food festival, street party, 10k charity run, classic car show, highland games or a post-Covid, morale-boosting fairday this summer? If you are, you should check out Zap! Entertainment’s Gig Rig Promo Video.  Live bands, theme-park style shows, presenters, games, giveaways, giant characters, street theatre, technicians, stewards, PA, lighting, generators, […]

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Right, let’s get Christmas sorted!

First item on the “to-do” list – Christmas Roadshows 2021. If you’re part of a town-centre management group or a local/regional council events team and you want to bring some Christmas cheer back into your community later this year, watch the video above then give us a call on 07760 162014…but don’t leave it too […]

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…and we’re back!

It’s Monday, 2nd of August 2021 and we’re just about to re-open the doors at Zap! Entertainment after the 18 month COVID shutdown. The big question is, will there still be a need for this business and the service it provides? Both Jude and I think there will be…and we reckon it’s time to focus on […]

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Lockdown Update

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 a gig that’ll […]

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Tickety Boo?

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 being forced to […]

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Not The Xmas Gigs

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, put paid to […]

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Strange days indeed…

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, by Royal Assent, […]

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Final Pre-Covid Gig

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 you seriously. Granted, […]

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The Glasgow Show

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 Fair” holiday weekend, […]

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