The Hot Wheels City Experience coming to Manchester MEN in 2024

Bringing a legendary brand to life

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Hot Wheels delivers a brand-new UK and European exclusive in 2024 to Manchester at the BEC Arena! The Hot Wheels™ City Experience is an epic 6000 sq metres ground-breaking show designed for families to enjoy together with 10 exciting stations each showcasing a different aspect of the legendary brand – including an Immersive Museum, an Expo of life-sized Hot Wheels cars, a Gamer Zone, Hot Wheels Lab and a Design Your Own Car opportunity!

The majesty of nature soundtracked

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The highly anticipated Planet Earth III concert tour follows the critically acclaimed and successful Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II Live in Concert events. The new show will include specially selected breath-taking footage from the sensational television series produced by the multi-award-winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Visuals will be delivered in 4K ultra high definition on a gigantic LED screen. Playing alongside, the concert will feature the remarkable music score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Sara Barone for Bleeding Fingers Music, performed by the fabulous City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra.


Authentic Italian flavour infusions

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Grown, harvested and distilled in Italy, ITALICUS is based around Bergamot, balanced with a light bitter and
floral spice. ITALICUS is produced at a family owned distillery, established in 1906 in Moncalieri, Torino. Each of the ingredients that goes into making ITALICUS are sourced from across Italy, including: IGP bergamot from a UNESCO
protected area in Calabria; cedrat from Sicilia; Roman chamomile from Lazio; and melissa balm, lavender, yellow roses and gentian from Northern Italy.

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Step back in time with groundbreaking VR travel

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Eclipso Immersive Experiences deliver a fully immersive 360 degree Virtual Reality journey created by Excurio – who have established themselves as industry leaders of virtual travel. Using historically accurate renders and storytelling, their narrative-driven adventures take you on a journey into, above and beyond history itself! Already well known for Horizon of Khufu, the new event Life Chronicles promises an even more spectacular adventure. Established in six cities globally, it’s a unique experience that needs to be felt to be believed!

Santa’s favourite secret dive bar

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A magical seasonal experience, brand new for 2023 hidden in a mythical dive bar in Waterloo where Santa is holed up, feeling slightly jaded and needing a whole bunch of fun to get him back on track. Join a host of exciting characters for an evening of singing, dancing and merry making to get the big guy back to good ‘elf. Food and drink will be served with a range of creative cocktails to keep the party jumping and seasons eatings that are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone! Leave your bad vibes at the door and get ready to sleigh!

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Seasonal treats and a magical atmosphere

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Kingdom of Winter was a brilliant new event in 2023 for London’s ExCeL bringing the magic of the festive season to a huge indoor space where the weather can’t spoil the fun! Ice skating, a Christmas circus, ice sculptures, funfair rides, two halls of festive food and drink, full-size chalet bars as well as plenty of opportunity for Instagrammable moments made this amazing experience one for all the generations to share!

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Immersive apres-ski dining

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A creative collective who defy description, Swamp Motel have been astounding and electrifying audiences through events, marketing and stand-alone productions across countless categories and with many fiercely individual brands. Highly regarded within the industry they are at the cutting edge of content creation and pioneering imaginative approaches to delivering remarkable, memorable experiences. Recent project Saint Jude was a universally lauded and unique experience. Velvet pines is their hotly awaited experience for Winter 2023

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History is made at ExCel

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The Walt Disney Archives opens a vault of historical and special treasures, to great success with over 100,000 visitors in the first month revealing a vast number of rarely seen original works of art, reprographics, artefacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia on display

With 20,000-square-foot exhibition at London’s ExCeL centre showcasing ten large, and imaginatively themed galleries with renowned classics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to contemporary releases such as Encanto (2021), including the latest members of the Disney family—Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel.

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Healthy Hedonism Hard Seltzers

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An established market in the US, hard seltzers were in their infancy when Mance Communications began working with Bodega Bay to launch in the UK. We worked to strategically position both the brand and the product category which saw Bodega Bay integrate into both on and off sales with distribution within prestigious venues.

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Cocktails For Travelling

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Tom Savano engaged Mance Communications in 2022. Mance Communications directed a 360 campaign that not only focussed on B2B Trade press  but also lifestyle and consumer publications.

A leading brand within the pre-mixed cocktail market, Tom Savano has forged a unique position in the market through a use of high-quality ingredients and imaginative storytelling. The travel-inspired collection transports consumers to exotic destinations through taste and flavour and is available in premium glass bottles or ready-to-drink cans. 

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Mance Communications launched The Crystal maze Live Experience in London and Manchester

Crystal Maze Live Experience, London & Manchester

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In 2015 Mance Communications worked with Little Lion Entertainment to launch the Crowdfunding campaign for The Crystal Maze smashing the £500,000 target and achieving almost double the target raise and went on to create one of the most talked about live experiences of 2016. Mance Communications later went on to launch both the London venue and then the Manchester site in 2018.

Mance Communications represent Little Lion Entertainment as part of a wider Immersive Industry action.

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Wright Brothers Restaurants

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Mance Communications were originally retained by Wright Brothers to launch the Battersea Restaurant as well as introduce the overall brand to a more lifestyle audience. Mance Communications continue to work across all sites advising on meaningful, sales driven activations.

Tommy Tuckers who like a Lillian Gish

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London Shell Co. launched a floating restaurant on the Regent’s Canal in December 2016. Offering an incredible menu of seasonal-inspired seafood dishes, London Shell Co. whisks diners away on two-and-a-half-hour scenic dining cruises.

Mance Communications implemented a PR Strategy for the London Shell Co. that drove awareness and footfall and created one of 2017’s top destination restaurant venues and secured its reputation as one of the best dining experiences in London.

Technology and gaming collide

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Chaos Karts is the UK’s first live-action video gaming experience that combines racing with augmented reality. It offers players the opportunity to step into a racing kart video game – and live it for themselves.

CHAOS KARTS players drive specially designed, virtually noiseless electric karts and zoom them around a track that is digitally projected in front of them, every race offers a different experience and combination of possibilities and guile and strategy are as much a part of the game as pure speed.

Members’ Clubs devoted to fine wine.

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67 Pall Mall is the innovative and rebellious Private Members’ Club, founded by wine lovers, for wine lovers, and is home to the best wine list in the world.

With 5,000 wines representing 42 countries, the award-winning Club has quickly established itself as the home of fine wine, bringing together the trade, like-minded individuals, wine experts, world-renowned wine writers and aficionados who will all share a bottle around the same table.


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Sandbox VR use advanced technology and builds on the concept of shared play to create fully immersive, virtual reality gaming experiences. With over 19 venues worldwide and an expanding universe into eSports, they are the future of entertainment.

The first of its kind in London, Sandbox VR invites groups of guests to walk into an unrivalled futuristic experience. Once through the doors of the venue, guests will be hit with a fully immersive environment diving into a high energy ‘social space’. Players will run the full competitive gamut of adrenaline fuelled emotions where they can enter worlds of swashbuckling daring adventures, surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, soar into the clouds in a space elevator or compete against one another in a futuristic combat arena – the true future of immersive entertainment.

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The Immersive Gamebox concept, formerly known as Electric Gamebox, is a leading immersive gaming experience in the UK and US. Each ‘Gamebox’ room can host up to six players at a time and features a range of technologies including projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound to deliver a hyper-immersive experience when wearing our bespoke Immersive Gamebox visors.

The platform is a completely new genre of group entertainment where players tackle a series of immersive games and challenges that require collaboration and teamwork to complete. Immersive Gamebox has built an extensive portfolio of 15-, 30- and 60-minute games in their in-house studio, including games featuring well-loved 3rd party IP such as Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep and Rovio’s Angry Birds.

Awesome Animatronics at Excel

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One of the most exciting and anticipated launches in the last few years and a sell-out from launch, is the legendary Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Using the latest in mind-boggling animatronic technology, Jurassic World: The Exhibition has been astounding the young and the old from the moment it opened. Loved by generations of film goers, the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park film series are brought to life in spectacular settings. Mance Communications were delighted to be the chosen partner of the company bringing this game-changing immersive experience to the UK and achieving an epic level of press engagement.  


Cocktails in the slammer

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With a headline grabbing premise, Alcotraz was always going to secure column inches. Mance Communications positively rattled the bars to get to this client! Based on the legendary American prison, this industry pioneer combined immersive experiences with cutting edge drinks to create a singular, boundary-straddling concept. By becoming part of the story, getting your hands on some cocktails is taken to a new level for the customer looking for a unique evening of inventive and thrilling fun. Alcotraz is a brilliant example of the perfect client – reshaping ideas and pushing the envelope for entertainment concepts.  


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A delectable festival of drinks, twenty of London’s finest bars from Mayfair to Shoreditch come together every year to deliver an unforgettable cocktail experience in London’s most exclusive private garden. There’s always a wide range of trendsetting new cocktails and unique drinking experiences as each bar competes for your vote for the best bar-in-show experience. Mance Communications have worked with CITC on each iteration for three years with increasing interest and coverage following this established event on the vibrant London cocktail scene.


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One of the largest covered spaces in London dedicated to drinking, eating and entertainment, Big Penny Social has quickly become an important centre in East London for creative events and the artistic community. The Big Penny name draws from a local event, where the Walthamstow coin mill would mint penny tokens and run charity fundraisers called ‘Penny Socials’. Mance Communications worked with Big Penny Social as it transformed from Truman Social Club into the successful and valued hub it is today, offering a rotating selection of local beers, sourdough pizzas and legendary Sunday roasts.


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A radically different concept, The Thin White Duke is a cocktail bar and music recording studio for members based in fashionable Soho, inspired by the style and music of the legendary artist David Bowie, after whom the venue takes its name. Mance Communications were delighted to work with this fascinating client, and an ongoing program of events and a unique offer of Dominican bar food from Boca Chica made this both fun and curious for the press, customers and the London scene alike. The Thin White Duke continues to develop a reputation for great drinks and as an epicentre for those interested in making and listening to fantastic music.

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One of the biggest successes that has emerged from under the wing of Mance Communications is legendary burger specialists Patty & Bun. In just ten years, P&B has grown to a chain of 11 outlets, all the while maintaining a reputation for the tastiest highest quality products on the market. Mance Communications was there from the very beginning when P&B was run from a food truck, and has shared the journey to the sector leading standard they now occupy


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A completely new and unique experience for London, Clays is an indoor clay-pigeon range, using digital technology to bring the excitement and skill of shotgun wielding action to a luxurious environment where cocktails, gourmet food and DJ driven music replace mud, wellies and chill weather. Engineered for fun, this is a concept that blurs the boundaries of competition and leisure by harnessing the latest technology. Always at the forefront of progressive ideas, Mance Communications recognised the innovative nature of this concept and were excited to use their experience and industry acumen to help them to tell their story.