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In brief for March 28, 2007

By a nose Hawthorn Theatrical helped London-based SML Events with its Big Art Project in Trafalgar Square last week for the Big Red Nose Day fundraiser. A total of 54 small canvases painted by celebrities and VIPs were joined to form one giant image 20 feet wide by 30 feet tall. Hawthorn secured the self-standing truss tower and screen with more than 12 tons of ballast ...

Caterers: Have you gone green? Special Events Magazine is researching trends in organic, fair trade and "sustainable" event menus for an upcoming article. Please share your story with us by clicking here.

Feng shui on the agenda The Westin Chicago River North hotel will now include elements of feng shui, the Chinese tradition of arranging rooms to create harmony, for meetings. Furniture in meeting rooms will be arranged to enhance the flow of ideas and the quality of performance, the hotel says, and guests will enjoy personal Zen gardens to promote creativity. Menu options will include Bento boxes and "white" and "yellow" break foods--such as white hazelnut meringue cookies and lemon bars--to dispel negativity and encourage optimism.

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