Brie Burkeman Agent

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Brie Burkeman – Agent



How long have you been agent and how did you get your start Brie?

I started as a secretarial assistant at Curtis Brown (UK) thirty years ago, learnt the trade and after three years left and helped set up the Directors Guild of Great Britain. I then joined Jonathan Clowes Ltd and for sixteen years was a director there before taking a short break and setting up my own agency nine years ago. Having worked in tandem with Serafina Clarke for many years, we this month decided to consolidate our companies and so have just embarked on the next stage of life with Brie Burkeman & Serafina Clarke Ltd.

What makes your agency different than any others?

Our agency is a small, boutique agency, but we still work in all mediums; book, film, theatre and television. Being our own agency and small means the list can be as eclectic and, within commercial boundaries, as subjective as we like. I love finding that new voice but I also love the challenge of a well published or produced author who needs a new look at their career. We take the long view with our clients rather than looking at the short term.

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What are you looking for specifically that you wish you would see more of?

The same thing were always looking for; original, commercial ideas combined with beautiful writing. The combination often feels like looking for the philosophers stone.

Brie what are you tired of receiving?

Badly conceived, unfinished material that isnt suitable for our agency in the first place. For instance, all the guidelines say we dont handle musicals. Does that seem to stop people sending them to us? Unfortunately no. There is so much good advice out there for writers now, not least on this site and your YouTube tips, on how to approach agents, how to prepare your material and what not to send that if a writer ignores all this information it doesnt encourage an agent to respond in the positive.

How can a new writer get your attention in a good way?

Follow the guidelines I mention, and these are available in free form in libraries, on the web etc. Get as much advice before approaching myself or another agent about the genre youre writing for and see if, for instance, the length is right. If you are writing a commercial novel for todays market and your book is only 35,000 words, its not long enough. If youre writing an authoritative book on, say, the mating habits of the American eagle, research your subject. Tell me why you are the person to write this book and what else is on the market that would be competition but why this book would be better. A new author doesnt have to be an expert in the publishing world but if they are interested in becoming a published author then some homework wouldnt go amiss.

How can a signed writer stay in your radar without driving you insane?

Im pleased to say that because our list is so small, we dont have a problem staying in touch with our clients. The beauty of email is that a short note saying hello can be replied to with an equally short note. Email is also great for helping to be in touch around the world quicker, cheaper and easier than in the past; our clients are spread around the world; they currently live in the USA, Britain, Ireland, Japan and France and we have no problems being in constant touch.

What do you wish more writers understood about you as an agent Brie that they don’t seem to?

Although being a small agency has many benefits it also of course means that we dont have the manpower to deal with the level of submissions that some of the larger agencies do. For instance a writers group in Arizona recently recommended us to their attendees and we received two hundred emails over four days. In that instance we just had to do a mass rejection as we couldnt deal with each proposal individually. As an agent, I am dependent on writers for my livelihood and I love nothing more than finding a new writer and working with them to build their career. That takes time and dedication and doesnt happen overnight. It also means reading a great deal of material and that also takes time.

What are your submission guidelines?

Our basic guidelines are available in all the good trade directories and on many of the good writers sites, but for our more detailed guidelines please visit:

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Rachel Weisz wants Botox ban for actors

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 

English actress Rachel Weisz thinks that Botox injections should be banned for all actors.

The 39-year-old actress, best known for her roles in the Mummy movie franchise and for her Academy Award-winning portrayal in The Constant Gardener, feels facial Botox injections leave actors less able to convey emotion and that it harms the acting industry as much as steroids harm athletes.

In an interview with UK’s Harper’s Bazaar, coming out next month, Weisz says, “It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen,” she claims. “Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”

Currently living in New York, she also mentions that English women are much less worried about their physical appearance than in the United States. “I love the way girls in London dress,” she claimed. “It’s so different to the American ‘blow-dry and immaculate grooming’ thing.”

Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas dies at age 75

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 

Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas died Friday at age 75, after suffering from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He began the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 1978 and taught acting classes there to noted actors including George Clooney and Gene Hackman. Katselas is survived by a sister and two brothers.

Katselas directed an off-Broadway production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, and received a Tony Award nomination for his 1969 direction of Butterflies are Free. Actress Blythe Danner won a Tony Award for her role in Butterflies are Free under Katselas’ direction. He moved to California to direct the film version of that play, and went on to direct films and television movies. Actress Eileen Heckart received an Academy Award for her role in the film version of Butterflies are Free.

Katselas directed the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of the play P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! by playwright James Kirkwood, Jr. In his author’s notes in the publication of the script, Kirkwood acknowledged Katselas, and wrote that the plays were “directed with incredible energy and enthusiasm by Milton Katselas, to whom I am extremely indebted”.

Katselas directed the television movie Strangers: Story of a Mother and Daughter, and actress Bette Davis received an Emmy Award for her role in the movie. Katselas taught many famous actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Gere, Robert Duvall, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Walken, Burt Reynolds, George C. Scott, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Alec Baldwin, and Patrick Swayze. Katselas was credited with being able to nurture actors with raw talent so that they could develop strong Hollywood careers. He utilized innovative techniques in his courses – one course called “Terrorist Theatre” had a simple premise: successfully get an acting role within six weeks or leave the course.

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents who had immigrated from Greece, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon. He studied acting with Lee Strasberg in New York at the Actors Studio, and received advice from directors Joshua Logan and Elia Kazan.

Katselas was a prominent Scientologist, and a July 2007 profile on Katselas in The New York Times Magazine observed that some of his students stopped taking courses at the Beverly Hills Playhouse because they felt they had been pressured to join the Church of Scientology. According to the article, Katselas credited Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard “for much of his success in life”, and one of his students works at Scientology’s Celebrity Centre. The article commented that some in Los Angeles view the Beverly Hills Playhouse as “a recruitment center for Scientology”.

Katselas met L. Ron Hubbard after moving to California, and began studying Scientology in 1965. The New York Times Magazine reported that he had reached the level of “Operating Thetan, Level 5, or O.T. V.” in 2007. According to The New York Times Magazine when Scientologists proceed up the “The Bridge to Total Freedom” they learn the story of Xenu, and that: “75 million years ago the evil alien Xenu solved galactic overpopulation by dumping 13.5 trillion beings in volcanoes on Earth, where they were vaporized, scattering their souls.” A Church of Scientology publication, Source, lists Katselas as reaching O.T. V. in 1989.

Though some actors felt pressured to join the Church of Scientology after taking courses at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, at least one individual felt Katselas was not active enough with the organization. Actress Jenna Elfman left the Beverly Hills Playhouse because she felt Katselas was not committed enough to Scientology. Katselas had previously directed Elfman in half of Visions and Lovers: Variations on a Theme, two one-act plays about relationships that he had written himself. In 1999 Katselas had planned to adapt the script of Visions and Lovers to a film version, and Elfman was set to reprise her role from the play. In an article in Variety about the project, Elfman commented on her experience working with Katselas: “He is brilliant, and knows me so well as a person and an actress that he gets the most out of me.”

Other prominent Scientologist actors who have studied under Katselas include Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, and Leah Remini. According to Rolling Stone, Katselas also recruited actress Kelly Preston to Scientology. Actress Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), told Scientology publication Celebrity that Katselas motivated her to get more active in Scientology, and she stated she took the organization’s “Purification Rundown” and her life “took off completely”.

Anne Archer was introduced to Scientology while studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, as was former Scientologist and now outspoken critic actor Jason Beghe. Beghe told Roger Friedman of FOX News in April 2008 that “He [Katselas] gets kickbacks”, and that he was brought to a Scientology center by fellow Beverly Hills Playhouse classmate Bodhi Elfman, Jenna Elfman’s husband. In a 1998 article for Buzz Magazine, Randye Hoder wrote “In his class, Katselas is careful not to label anything as a tenet of Scientology, but there is no question that the church’s influence seeps into the playhouse.”

Anne Archer’s husband and fellow Scientologist, producer Terry Jastrow, commented to The New York Times Magazine that Katselas changed the way he experiences life on a day-to-day basis: “I go out in the world and look at human behavior now. I see a woman or man interacting with a saleslady, and I see the artistry in it. Life is an endless unspooling of art, of acting, of painting, of architecture. And where did I learn that? From Milton.”

Actor Anthony Head of Buffy the Vampire Slayer spoke highly of Katselas in a 2002 interview with San Francisco Chronicle: “He’s this wonderfully intuitive teacher and his premise is basically: The only real barriers are the ones we put in front of ourselves. If you say, ‘My character wouldn’t do that’ — bollocks! Ultimately it’s you who wouldn’t say that. Who knows what your character might do.” In the acknowledgements of her 2004 autobiography Are You Hungry, Dear?: Life, Laughs, and Lasagna, actress Doris Roberts wrote: “I thank my friend and acting teacher, the incredible Milton Katselas, for his insights, wisdom, and inspiration, which have helped make me the actress that I am.”

Katselas authored two books: Dreams Into Action: Getting What You Want, first published in 1996 by Dove Books, and Acting Class: Take a Seat, which came out earlier this month. Dreams Into Action, a New York Times Bestseller, sought to modify motivational acting exercises to the field of business.

In an interview in the 2007 book Acting Teachers of America, Katselas commented on his experiences as an acting teacher over the years: “I have very special teachers here at the Beverly Hills Playhouse—some have been with me for over twenty-five years. I believe that to make a difference over the long haul, we need to train teachers. I really care about the craft of acting. It’s absolutely necessary to take the time and patience to really develop an actor.”

Church Playground Equipment: Because All Pray And No Play Makes Church A Dull Place

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Submitted by: Nicolas Breedlove10coi

With children clustering the church regularly, a well equipped playground offers a visible vicinity to gather around before and after services and socialize with peers who share similar values. Also this will keep them away from parking areas or roadways that increase their chances of getting injured. To minimize these incidences and to ensure kids have fun socializing, opt for installing playground equipment.

To kids, a playground is the most craved for and exciting area; with equipment like swings, slides, monkey bars etc.. It is one place they can never get enough of. It’s where they learn to enhance their social skills. However, in order to attract the kids towards the playground, it is essential that it is kitted with exciting and colorful equipment which the little ones can’t wait to get on.

With kids and parents frequenting the church building, having a well equipped church playground has numerous advantages:

* For the parent members of the church, it will provide a feeling of stability as they invest in a fun and safe environment for their kids to play in.

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* Church playgrounds will ensure that the kids will indulge in constructive and safe activities, before and after the service rather than wandering off to the roads.

* An attractive and well equipped play space attracts families that are in search of a new church community. Thus providing an additional opportunity to reach out to more families through church-led events which in turn will help build a more cohesive community.

As you set out to place your equipment, make use of the natural elements, the property offers like the trees or boulders that make the play area even more appealing. Consider opting for brightly colored church playground equipment that can be themed. This can create a staring off point for the kids imagination. For example a jungle-themed monkey statue that can be seen from a distance lures the child towards itself and can also work as an icon to represent the structure as a whole. Or perhaps you could also incorporate interesting lines and colors that blend with the architecture of the church building, thus giving a whimsical feeling to the playground.

You can adorn your church playground with the following equipment:

* Play systems: They are devised to be an ideal fit for any location and are fairly inexpensive. They come in both the recycled plastic and plastic material. In addition to that, their vibrant colors and numerous play activities offered, makes them a popular choice amongst kids.

* Swings and seats: A playground is practically incomplete without swings, little ones simply adore them! Commercial grade playground swings make a fun and safe activity as they are strong and long lasting. These swings come in a number of designs like, arch post, tires, tripod etc..

* Independent play equipment: At a playground, individual games are just as important as playing group games. Equipment like, funnel ball, tether ball, climbers, slides, merry go rounds etc. are few of kids’ all time popular individual activities.

* Surfacing: The rubber play mulch ensures the safety of children. So, if a child was to fall off an equipment, there would be safer platform to land on, thus reducing injuries.

So, kick start looking for a supplier of church playground equipment online that offers you all of the above and much more at reasonable rates. Also ensure the equipment they offer you, are manufactured using the highest quality ADA compliant material, thus guaranteeing the longevity of your playground equipment.

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Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers

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By Bill Hansen

Together with the guests, the best part of any party or wedding is always the cake and its decorations. So try your level best to make it memorable with vintage wedding cake toppers. Vintage wedding cake toppers are whimsical, charming, and utterly unique. Really, you could easily capture the romance of your wedding day with an heirloom vintage wedding cake topper. Opt from the most astute compilation of excellent vintage wedding cake toppers. You might get it in various forms as from Kewpie to contemporary, Fancy Flours all these are special toppers. You will surely get the widest selections of vintage toppers in the world as all toppers are truly unique pieces.

Vintage 1920s Kewpie toppers are fabulous celluloid Kewpie bride and groom wedding cake topper. This vintage cake topper dates from the early 1920s in which the pair is dressed in fantastic crepe paper finery. In this topper, the bride contains an aged white crepe paper dress with crepe paper flowers to one side. Her curtain along with veil is antique lace while the groom is dressed in a wonderful crepe paper tux, complete with bow tie. In this vintage wedding cake topper, both have string jointed arms but the groom’s arms are little loose.

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Vintage 1930s cake topper might easily be said as a very elegant vintage wedding cake topper. You will notice this piece as a fantastic example of plaster with no damage. You will find this piece is in excellent condition. On the other hand, vintage 1950’s toppers are coveted vintage wedding cake topper which features the handsome groom in navy dress blues. In this vintage wedding cake topper, the bride and groom are made of bisque and hand painted.

Vintage Ethnic Toppers include a massive ivory netsuke traditional Japanese bride and groom. This awe-inspiring pair would make an exquisite wedding cake topper and a true heirloom as these pieces are intricately hand carved and signed by a master carver. This wonderful vintage wedding cake topper includes pair of netsuke which has wonderful craftsmanship with quality ivory graining. French wedding cake toppers are charming vintage wedding cake topper which is handmade in France. The particular piece is enamel over bronze and can be positioned as desired on the cake top.

If we go further, we will get the circa 1950’s-60’s vintage wedding cake topper, which will be a wonderful addition to any collection of cake toppers. In this cake topper, the vintage bride and groom are constructed out of vintage plastic and are dressed in wedding attire of the period. With a grand retro looking, the bride has a faux peal tiara with a vintage wedding dress, culminating in a gorgeous fully intact off-white vintage fabric lace wedding dress.

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Top Hotels And Nightlife Venues Which Attract Flights To Phuket

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Submitted by: Johncrystal Travel

Phuket is a very lively island set on the coasts of Thailand. It experiences a tropical monsoon type of climate. Since it lies in close proximity to the equator it shows very little variation in temperatures. The conurbation is well established for its fine dining opportunities, tourist destinations and nightlife fun. It is the largest island in Thailand. Many beaches also attract plenty of flights to Phuket like Patong beach, Karon beach, Kata Noi beach and Kamala beach to name just a few. The economy of the city depends chiefly on rubber plantation and tourism. People come to this destination to experience the one of a kind nightlife prevalent here. Some of them have been discussed in brief as under:


CC Bloom s Hotel

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This hotel is located in an isolated and calm area near the Karon and Kata beaches. One can opt for trips on shopping, scuba diving and various shows at affordable prices. This place faces the Kata Bay and one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea from this destination. It offers its visitors with free shuttle to pick and drop from the three top beaches, Kata, Kata Noi and Karon. The restaurant caters Thai and Western cuisines. Other services include laundry, spa, continental breakfast, satellite televisions, etc. These amenities compel people to book cheap flights to Phuket.


Trisara literally means third garden in heaven. It is just a few minutes from the Phuket International Airport. It lies in the lush tropical jungle and provides the perfect privacy and peace which one looks for. It provides additional facilities like personal pools, sea view and private kitchens. It inhabits thirty nine pool villas each with two to five bedrooms along with impeccable staff providing Thai hospitality. It is small though warm and supreme. People must book early Phuket flights to be a part of this extraordinary resort and spa.

Nightlife Venues

Funtasia Group Theme Park

This group focuses on providing the best unmatched entertainment technology mixed with elegant designs which keep people in awe on their visit to the destination. It offers high quality entertainment along with educational content and pays attention in providing complete satisfaction to its customers by providing total value to their money. The Safari World and the Phuket FantaSea are the two affiliates of this project. They exhibit more than two hundred activities. Some of them include dolphin show, Orang Utan show, bird show, begula whale show, cowboy stunt show, etc. These nightlife allurements call for plenty of flights to Phuket.

Angus and Arfur O Tool s

It offers its visitors with cold beer, intimate rooms and hot sizzling food. One can enjoy the live music and live sports performed here. Angus O Tool s is a long stretch of white sand on the island of Phuket. It lies in close proximity to the Patong Beach and is perfect place to hang out with friends and family. One can enjoy local meals and drinks served here. South of Karon beach, Arfur O Tool s is ideal for surfing, swimming and other water sports. One can witness the spectacular sunset enjoying the fine dining at the restaurants present here. These exciting amenities invite plenty of cheap flights to Phuket.

About the Author: John is an experienced content writer for business development at Crystal Travel. For more information on cheap flights to Phuket and you can also book cheap flights to Jakarta and also we book Flights to Bali and can visit


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Gt Business Telecommunications Technology System

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Submitted by: Dan Amert

The goal of Global Telecom is to help you zone in on the important things to your business so that these telecommunications consultants can clarify the ever-changing and often quite confusing technological world.

The team of telecommunications consultants at Global Telecom has the job of assessing, recommending and procuring the communications services that will satisfy your business needs. They will also introduce you to various industry leading advances, some of which you had no idea are available.

From wireless to computer equipment, we can help resolve the complexity of sourcing various technologies and then trying to make them work together. Information as well as communication technologies are able to give many benefits to businesses from increased efficiency, to a reduction in operational costs to better collaboration. However, when a business goes to implement these technologies, it can be a difficult process.

With Global Telecom’s Professional Services, you will have the availability to thousands of very experienced professionals who will work with you by consulting, integrating and providing resource services.

Global experts are skilled in providing experience, strategic insights and expertise to help you do the following:

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1.Put together a plan that will fit the needs and goals of your business

2.Capitalize on new opportunities

3.Address critical business challenges

4.Help you maximize the use of your ICT infrastructure and business processes

The dedicated project managers at Global Telecom always go along with ISO 9001:2000 standards in an effort to bring your business the best methods, advanced tools and the industry’s best practices. When you employ the professional services from Global Telecom, you will be able to make use of only the most up-to-date laboratories, which will ensure that your business has the most effective solutions within your telecommunications environment.

These are the professional services that our telecommunication consultants provide:

1.Business Analysis Professional Services – These consultants will plan your ICT strategies and will analyze every area of your business in order to find the proper technological solution for your business.

2.Network Solutions Professional Services – These experts at Global Telecom will make sure that your IP convergences as well as any wireless network strategies will help meet the goals of your business. They will assess your business needs, plan an effective collaboration and communications strategy and make sure your technology matches your objectives.

3.Security Professional Services – The Telecommunication Consultants will address the strength of your security along with compliance requirements with strategy development, systems design, implementation, risk assessments as well as management services.

4.Business Transformation Professional Services – Your business should see additional growth as the Telecommunication Consultants work to create a competitive edge while sharing solutions for enterprise resource planning, performance management and improvement and assessment management.

5.Web Solutions Professional Services – Global Telecom’s professionals will make sure that your Web presence is improved as well as the delivery of electronic services that will have applications and solutions for information management, digital marketing, human capital management and more.

Global Telecom Business Telephone Systems provides “one-stop shopping” for businesses that want their technology infrastructure maximized for greatest effect. easily. Professionals will work with you to determine the best solutions for your business, which is especially helpful in a world that’s constantly changing what comes to technology.

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The Incredible Small Business Phone Service

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Submitted by: Albertoee Landry

There are plenty of small business phone services all of us can choose from in the U.S. and they are produced by ISO certified companies in the state. They propose services including faxes, telephones along with other internal devices that can be linked to each other utilizing a clutch system. This is actually right now the type of phone that I am currently making use of and I can assure almost all the viewers of this specific blog the excellent overall performance of this particular type of technology.

Choosing a small business phone service is not an easy process currently simply because of way too many organizations supplying us the same product lines and also services. The only great thing right here is actually that all of us can thoroughly select from these products so we can absolutely obtain those which truly function efficiently and don t fail us. In case you have also difficulties how to pick from different manufacturing organizations you should find a great method to go for the most excellent. My buddy told me that one of the greatest techniques is to join discussion boards and try to ask tips from your own associates. You may also read some reviews of forum posters regarding some other phones they prefer and also advocate. In this manner, you can reduce your own options from the list of phone lines you are considering to acquire. This is actually the system that I made use of and I was not dissatisfied simply because I have picked the best small business phone service suited for my own enterprise. For those who own a small business, then I would like to highly recommend this particular system so that you can also get the very best service.

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Small business phone service is likewise known as smaller systems or key systems. They’re significantly less costly as compared to PBX. Specifically, the outgoing line is selected to have a call simply by keying in external numbers on the smaller or key system. Users must push 0 or nine then call up the external number when using PBX in making a call.

The number nine or zero may possibly differ often based on the system. PBX instantly selects unused trunk lines so that it can complete a certain call.

PBX runs in 3 major functions: initially, it creates the actual link between the two phone lines for 2 users, the 2nd is preserve the link of both users and provide the entire length of calls made and, thirdly, keep the link constant as well as consistent with a protected connection and with no interference. Even with these simple functions, PBXs utilized in a enterprise nonethelessrequires to improve its capabilities.

Though some service providers provide a different feature with a easy objective, they may be qualified in assisting enterprises max their own long term income. Included in the features are voicemail, speed dialing, call forwarding, call waiting, voicemail, callbacks, and many more. These added service functions will be pointless in the event that it is applied to a PBX system.

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Top 10 Free Things To Do In Chicago

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 22-01-2014

Submitted by: Andrea Ivey

Chicago, which is the third densely populated city in the USA, has something for all, from top-notch shopping, fine art galleries, structural designs, depositories and theatre to unique neighborhoods rich in exclusive cultural heritage. Despite the truth that Chicago is an expensive city, there are still a number of free things to do in Chicago. This article throws light on some of the free Chicago attractions, which are listed below.

Art Institute of Chicago

Visit the renowned art institute of Chicago without paying any admission charge on Thursdays. From camera work to structural design to textiles, this depositary offers an everlasting collection, which comprises magnificent works by great artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse and David Hockney.

Garfield Park Conservatory

One of the free Chicago attractions is the Garfield Park Conservatory which comprises eight internal display houses in addition to a number of outdoor gardens. Besides the stunning gardens, the Conservatory also provides free family events, demos, classes, and unique exhibitions. You don t need to pay any admission or parking charges.

Hyde Park Art Cente

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Hyde Park Art Center houses five big art galleries in addition to several artist studios, classrooms, a huge library, and facilities for reception parties plus meetings. This art center requires no entrance charge.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park comprises of sculpture, euphony, structural design, and landscape design. The park features the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the synergistic Crown Fountain, and a well-known sculpture devised by great British artiste Anish Kapoor. The park arranges free programs like Music Without Borders and Home Cooked Jazz all through the year.

Chicago Cultural Cente

Each year, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts an assortment of free programs as well as events. Check out some of Chicago’s flourishing musical groups free of charge through the Myra Hess concert series or be a part of the center’s free literary programs.

Oak Street Beach

Among cheap vacation spots in Chicago, we have Oak Street Beach. This is the most renowned beach in Chicago and accordingly is the most jam-packed. Still, this lively beach is a great place to hang out. It is situated on North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, on the coast of Lake Michigan.

Jane Addams Hull House

This house is one of the unique settlement houses in the United States. At the museum you can enjoy pictures, creative pieces of furniture and an assortment of artistic items from the settlements time period.

Chicago Greeter Program

Among free activities in Chicago, this program helps visitors to watch the city through the eyes of passionate, city-familiar residents known as Chicago Greeters. Find out the assorted neighborhoods of Chicago, see the lakefront and city parks and enjoy top-notch and remote cultural facilities – all with a free guide!

Some of the other free Chicago attractions include Brookfield Zoo, Theatre District, American Girl Place, Field Museum of Natural History, fabulous Chicago jazz venues, Chicago Children s Museum and many more!

Did you know that there are thousands of FREE things to do, right in your own backyard? Shoestring Spots is packed with fun, fabulous activities in cities nearby and across the U.S. so you can plan a night out, daytrip, weekend escape or even the week-long trip you ve been dreaming of. Best of all, Shoestring Spots has something for everyone from walking tours and window shopping to arts and architecture.

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Find Wide Range Of Custom Bracelets At Affordable Pricing

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 17-01-2014

Submitted by: Atri Watson

If you want to impress your clients and market your brand then you can do so by investing in custom rubber bracelets. The wrist bands with messages and funky designs are quite popular with everyone and are now used as promotional gifts. They are affordable and are popular with everyone and this helps in making them perfect for being used for marketing purpose.

There are a variety of wristbands available these days. You can choose the color, designs and the material and then order for your custom awareness bracelets. It is best to buy good quality bands for promoting your brand as they help in creating a good brand impression. Instead of buying rubber custom bracelets, it is better to buy silicone ones as they are of higher quality..

In order to get a wider variety of custom awareness bracelets, you can contact companies like They help you to order and buy your bands through the site itself and you dont have to worry about going anywhere. It is time saving way to order your customized bands that can promote your company easily.

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Some of the other popular design in bracelets includes glitter bands, glow in the dark bands and other features. The message can be embossed, debossed, silk screened or can be printed on the bracelet as per your requirement. You can get bands in single colors or in multiple colors as well.

Various companies have now started using the bracelets and get them personalized as per their own requirement. Many of them use it as custom awareness bracelets wherein the band carries a social message on one side and has the company s logo on the other side. The custom bracelets are then distributed at different events like promotional events, trade fairs and at other such places. It gives people the chance to know more about the company and helps in creating brand awareness.

When you gift the wristbands to your potential customers then it works as a marketing tool as well. Whenever they would wear the custom bracelets, it would remind them of your brand and is thus effective. So it is best not to compromise on the quality of the band and instead buy them through wholesalers. This would help you to get the bands at a good price without compromising on the quality.

Some of the companies that deal with wholesale custom rubber bracelets also provide the clients with free designing facility. With this service you can get you personalized bracelets designed in different ways and impress your clients. Other services like free shipping etc. are also offered by some of the companies and can help you to cut down on the expenses.

The custom rubber bracelets are popularly used by different companies for promoting their own brand. The bands are now available in a range of different designs and colors. This allows the buyers to select the design that appeals to them. The bands are affordable and are impressive as well. This makes them all the popular and this is why they are popularly used as promotional gifts.

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