Looking forward to October 7 – 9 2014, London Olympia will see the return of the annual Brand Licensing Europe trade exhibition, at which Rainbow Productions manages the appearances of licensed brands in support of both licensors and licensees. The 2014 edition of the show is set to see record numbers of licensed children’s characters confirmed to attend, taking part in the annual costume parade and photo calls. Confirmed brands managed through costume events specialists Rainbow Productions include The Fat Controller, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, The Minions, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Ben & Holly, Jake & Finn from Adventure Time, Mr Maker Shapes, Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck, The Clangers, Iggle Piggle & Upsy Daisy, Dora the Explorer and Pride the Lion from the British Olympic Authority – as well as many more.
This licensing exhibition follows on from a busy September seeing the company deliver character mini shows, narrations, meet and greets and experiential activities to venues including shopping centres, visitor attractions and retail outlets. Examples include Moshi Monsters Katsuma and Poppet attending Bath Racecourse’s Family Fun Day [pictured], Fireman Sam visiting Manor Walks Shopping & Leisure [pictured], Postman Pat supporting runners at the Junior Great North Run plus Peppa Pig appearing during Story Time sessions at Woburn Safari Park.
Additional licensed children’s character activities also scheduled to take place in October are listed below. Please note that dates and venues detailed are subject to change.
October 4th: Peppa Pig is a guest at the opening of the Boys & Girls Nursery in Rickmansworth.
October 4th: Leo & Raph from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be visiting Hamleys in Manchester, while Mikey & Donnie will be at Hamleys in London.
October 4th & 5th: Postman Pat® & Jess the Cat are heading to Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway.
October 11th: Smyths Inverness will welcome Fireman Sam, Minions Tim & Stuart and Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
October 11th: Dennis & Gnasher will be meeting passengers at St Pancras International. They will be returning to the station on October 27, 29and 31.
October 12th: Peppa Pig is supporting runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
October 16th: Madagascar Penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico & Private – kick start their tour at Union Square in Aberdeen before heading onto Hamleys Glasgow & St Enoch Centre (17th Oct), Ocean Terminal Edinburgh (18th Oct), intu Metro Centre (19th Oct), Hamleys London (27th Oct), Hamleys Manchester (29th Oct), intu Trafford Centre (30th Oct) and Liverpool One Centre (31st Oct).
October 18th: Captain Barnacles is visiting Smyths Toy Store in Milton Keynes. He will also be at Smyths in Grimsby on October 25th and Smyths in Speke on October 26th.
October 25th: West Somerset Railway has booked Fireman Sam to appear.
October 25th: Hamleys London will be visiting by Shocksquatch from Ben 10.
October 25th: SpongeBob SquarePants will be heading to The Entertainer in Ashford.
October 26th: Peppa Pig will be making appearances during story time sessions at Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton.
October 26th: Casper the Friendly Ghost is visiting holiday makers at Bunn Leisure in Selsey.
October 28th: Katsuma & Poppet are going to The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading.
October 28th: Ben & Holly and Peppa Pig are taking part in the Tumbletots Roadshow.
October 28th: Sid & Scrat from Ice Age are heading to the Great North Museum in Newcastle.
October 28th: Adventure Wonderland will host appearances of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
October 29th: The National Railway Museum in Shildon will be visited by Pingu.
October 29th: Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northampton welcome Mike the Knight. They will also be visited by Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (30th Oct), Little Princess (31st Oct) and Captain Barnacles & Kwazii (1st Nov).
October 29th: Scooby-Doo is heading to Drusilla’s Zoo Park in Sussex.
October 31st: Crealys Great Adventure Park in Devon will be celebrating Halloween with Scooby-Doo, while the Cornwall site will host appearances from Moshi Monsters Katsuma & Poppet.