WIJ Summer Party 2015 @ October Gallery

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The Women in Journalism Summer Party 2015 was held at the renowned contemporary art space, October Gallery. The evening saw three generations of women working in the media congregate, network and celebrate.

WIJ have built a reputation for holding some of the most important press parties in the media calendar. The summer event, which was attended by the likes of Eve Pollard, Dame Ann Leslie, Janice Turner, Helen Rumbelow, Kay Burley and Ben Preston, was completely sold out a week prior to the celebrations.

October Gallery’s courtyard was electric with chatter amongst students, full-time journalists and media veterans of all different journalistic disciplines, aided of course by Gorkana’s sponsorship of the wine and Fentiman’s supply of rose lemonade! The evening was a fantastic success shown most notably in the positive Twitter responses from our guests:

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Sponsored by:

Of course, none of this could be achieved without the help of our sponsors for the evening:

Gorkana is the market leader in global media intelligence that connects brand owners and organisations to critical information and insight to help them control and manage their reputation across all media platforms.

For more information visit: http://gorkana.com/about-us/

Hosted by:

We are incredibly grateful to October Gallery for letting us use their space.

October Gallery  exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world.

For more information about the venue, visit: http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/about_us/

Goody Bags!







In each of the goody bags was a selection from a range of products generously shared with us by the likes of Ocean Spray, L’Oreal, Fentimans, Hotel Chocolat and Languedoc Roussillon. The range of possible gifts received included:

– Wine (Languedoc Roussillon)

– Gin puddle chocolates (Hotel Chocolat)

– Selection of beauty products ( L’Oreal)

– Mouldable glue (Sugru)

– Perfect 7 Dietary Supplement (Seven Seas)

– Collagen bottles (Pure Gold Collagen)

– Craisins (Ocean Spray)

– Cranberry Juice 330ml cartons (Ocean Spray)

– Fudge Brownie Snack bars

– Crispbreads

– Postcard promotion of luxury family hotels

– Miniature selection of spirits

– Rose Lemonade (Fentimans)

– Ginger Beer (Fentimans)

– Bloom Pink Gin (Fentimans)

Many thanks to:





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