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Retro Video Gaming

Retro Video Gaming Parties

Retro Video Gaming Events

My Special Event is pleased to offer Retro Video Gaming as an extra feature to any party (adult or child), corporate, charity event or even a wedding.

My Special Event has a large collection of retro video gaming equipment which can be hired for any occasion big or small.

Some of the equipment has been donated to us, some has been brought via various selling sites.

All equipment used is regularly tested before it is used and we do have back-ups in case of breakages or broken pieces. All electrical equipment should be regularly PAT Tested and the venue where the event is being held should have insurance and a licence to have electrical equipment brought into their venue.

Retro Video Gaming where it all began

Pixels Against Cancer

It all started back in September 2018 with a Retro Video Gaming Charity Event called “Pixels Against Cancer”.

Pixels Against Cancer Charity Fundraiser

The event was raising money for Cancer Research UK and was a huge success with over £530 raised in one afternoon. The event was held in the function room of The Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis.

There were 13 game stations with systems consisting of Atari, Sega, Commodore, Raspberry Pi and many more. People from all over Bognor Regis and beyond came to play classic retro video games such as PAC Man, Space Invaders, Pong and have a go on the Dance Mat. A lot of fun was had and a lot of money was raised through gameplay, a raffle, and a cake stall.

The event was advertised in the local Bognor Observer paper and the Bognor Post as well as on local radio stations SAM FM and Spirit FM.

Pixels At The Waverley – Monthly Retro Video Gaming Event – February & March

After the success of the charity fundraiser Pixels Against Cancer, My Special Event is hosting a monthly retro video gaming event called Pixels At The Waverley. This was for 2 months in February and March.

Held in the pub’s function room, every last Sunday of the month a selection of game stations will be available for all ages and abilities.

The event started on Sunday 24th February between 3 pm and 6 pm. Entry is £3.00 for three hours, with under 5’s free.

There was also live music provided by local bands.

The pub also offered an extensive menu including the classic Sunday roast.

Pixels At The Waverley Retro Video Gaming Event
Poster Pixels At The Waverley

Fancy holding your very own Pixels Event?

If you fancy the idea of having a Pixels Retro Video Gaming Event for your special event. Contact Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event for further details. My Special Event will offer the client an initial consultation to discuss their ideas and budgets. Each retro video gaming event package will be priced to suit the clients budget and their needs.

Telephone: 01243 829592 / 07587158999

Email: info@myspecialevent.co.uk

or alternatively, fill out my contact form and I will get back to you.

My Special Event would need a few details to give you a quotation…

  • The venue where the Event is to be held including location
  • Date and Times of the Event
  • Number of People for the Event
  • Type of Event i.e. Birthday Party/ Wedding/ Team Building Day
  • Type of games/ Systems interested in* * games are 1970’s to 2000s
  • If you would like to see photos of our Charity Fundraiser Pixels Against Cancer or our monthly Retro Video Gaming Events Pixels at The Waverley. Please visit my gallery page or click on this link.

Pixels Parties – Retro Video Gaming Parties – Costs

If you would like to have a Pixels Party and use some of our amazing retro video gaming equipment or an informal discussion about an idea you have. Contact My Special Event or read more on our Pixels Parties Page on our website.

The Importance of Advertising an Event

Importance of Advertising and getting it right – Start with the event

Importance of Advertising
Start with the right advertising and you are halfway to success

Pixels at The Waverley

My Special Event’s first event of this year is Pixels at The Waverley. The key to successful advertising is to get the event maximum exposure.

After the success of last years charity events – Pixels Against Cancer and Stand UP to Cancer Coffee Morning getting the advertising correct is vital.

Why it’s Important to Understand what Type of Event you are Advertising  

Advertising this event and making sure that it is clear what type of event it is i.e. not a charity event like last years is important as you do not want to mislead people.

From the start, people need to know exactly what they are coming to and what it is for.

Pixels at The Waverley is to be hosted by Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event.

Where to start advertising an event like Pixels?

The event will be trialled for a minimum of 3 months and if it is a success then will become a regular event once a month on a Sunday.

The right poster/leaflet to help advertise the event is vital. Our good friend Kurt who originally designed the Pixels Against Cancer poster agreed to redesign this one for us.

Pixels At The Waverley Retro Video Gaming Event
Poster Pixels At The Waverley

It is a generic poster which tells the reader that it is a regular event and not just a one-off.

Keeping it the Same

The same design used to advertise Pixels Against cancer was used for Pixels at The Waverley. This was because it was instantly recognisable to people who attended last year and have been inquiring about when will be holding another similar event. The bright colours and the theme of the poster were vital – keeping within the Retro theme which is what we are aiming for.

Newspapers and Radio Advertising to Get Our Message Across

Local Newspapers

My Special Event has decided to get the papers and the local radio involved in helping them promote. The Bognor Post and Bognor Observer have both been involved in providing reporters and photographers to write an article for their papers.

Get the audience listening

My Special Event has contacted “SAM FM” and “Spirit FM” to advertising Pixels at The Waverley. As well as this we have put up posters in some local businesses and community centres/ libraries/ theatres those businesses which have community boards for free advertising of the local event.

We have also created an event on the West Sussex County Council Events Website and this will hopefully get the message across to several towns in West Sussex that this new and exciting event is happening.

Support from the Venue

The Waverley where the event has supported this event right from the start. They have been happy to help us promote Pixels at The Waverley by advertising in the pub, on their events page and by use of social media event pages for Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

The Future

My Special Event is hoping that this event will get all those people who use to love retro video gaming and those who do not know much about it involved. The event is open to all ages and abilities and here’s to making everyone’s Sunday a FUNDAY with Pixels Retro Video Gaming.

Read more about Pixels At The Waverley in our next Blogs or visit the Pixels Parties Page for information on how to hold your very own Pixels Retro Video Gaming Event. My Special Event is hoping that this is something that can be special to the town of Bognor Regis and something that will peak many peoples interests for a long time to come.

If you have any ideas for a Pixels party or event then feel free to contact Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event on 07587158999 or email info@myspecialevent.co.uk

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Pixels at The Waverley

After the huge success of “Pixels Against Cancer” Charity Fundraiser in September 2018, My Special Event is back at The Waverley hosting a monthly gaming event every last Sunday of the month.

Pixels At The Waverley

Pixels at The Waverley is a monthly Retro Video Gaming Event held in at The Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis. Located in their function room it is a relaxing Sunday afternoon event when families can come along and play all those recognisable retro video games for 3 hours.

Entry is £3 per person and that will entitle the guest to 3 hours of Fun and Games on familiar games such as PAC Man, Snake, Asteroids and the famous Dance Station Dance Mat.

Live Music, Fabulous Food and Drink

As well as attending this gaming event, the pub is hosting Live Music every last Sunday of the month with local bands and singers attending to provide guests with a variety of music suitable for all the family. The Waverley offers a yummy roast on a Sunday so why not make a day of it, come for lunch, listen to some music and play some retro video games.

Turn your Sunday once a month in a Family FUNDAY with Pixels at The Waverley.

Hold your very own Pixels Party – Personal or Charity

If you come along to the Pixels Monthly Event and fancy holding your very own Pixels Party or a Charity Fundraiser then this could be your lucky day. My Special Event has a service available to host your own Pixels Party. Whether it is for a special birthday or anniversary we can design a package to suit your budgets and requirements.

Please see our Pixels Party Package page for further details or alternatively contact My Special Event the following ways:

By Telephone/ Mobile/ Text 07587158999

Email: info@myspecialevent.co.uk

My Special Event will aim to meet your requirements for your Pixels Party but obviously, with all equipment, there is a chance that things may need to be changed at the last minute. This will be discussed when an initial consultation is held by My Special Event.

Pixels Against Cancer in the Paper

We made it in the paper.  Two weeks ago (Thursday 30th August) the Bognor Observer did a short article on our upcoming event.

Pixels Newspaper
Our Pixels Against Cancer Newspaper Article

Cancer – We all know someone affected by it 

My Personal Reason

Pixels Against Cancer is a very important event. Not only is it my first Charity Fundraiser since qualifying as an Event and Wedding Planner but it is in aid of Cancer Research UK and in memory of my Godfather and Uncle Michael who passed away too soon last Boxing day at the young age of 65 from Pancreatic Cancer.  Leaving behind his family he is dearly missed and we hope to do him proud by raising as much money and awareness for Cancer Research UK as we can.  The event is at The Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis on Sunday 16th September 2018 between 2 pm and 8 pm.

All abilities and ages are welcome, there will be 13 different Retro video games to play from PAC Man, Snake to the Dance Mat.  There is hardware from the 1970’s to the millennium and gameplay is by donation.  A raffle and cake stall will also be at the event alongside Scan Station, a local computer company who will be bringing along some retro games and have donated some fantastic raffle prizes.

Food will be available at The Waverley all day along with a cash/card bar.  Any queries please do contact My Special Event on 07587158999 or email info@myspecialevent.co.uk

If you fancy holding your own Charity Fundraiser then please contact My Special Event by email, telephone or through the contact form.

For further information about My Special Event’s Charity Fundraisers please go to the Charity Fundraisers page or follow this link. 

My Special Event also allows clients to hold their own Pixels Parties.  If it is a special birthday, anniversary or another occasion you can have your very own Retro Video Gaming experience.  For further information contact My Special Event or visit their Pixels Parties Package Page.

Video Gaming "Retro" Style 2

Video Gaming “Retro” Style

For Cancer Research UK

Retro Video Gaming – Pixels Against Cancer

On Sunday 16th September, My Special Event will be hosting a Charity Event in aid of Cancer Research UK. Pixels Against Cancer is an afternoon/evening of Retro Video Gaming. It is open to all ages and abilities.

The event will be hosted at The Waverley Pub situated along the beautiful seafront of the West Sussex seaside town of Bognor Regis.

Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate 

Cancer can affect anyone, any gender, age, religion or sexuality. It can come in many forms and affect many lives.  Cancer Research UK is an organisation who have a vision that one day all cancers will be cured, no one will continue to live in pain or suffering.

The last 40 years.

Cancer Research UK are researching new methods and diagnosis with survival rates changing all the time. Cancer Research UK is aiming to bring more awareness and help to those who need it and those around them.

Gone Far too Soon

Cancer affects everyone, those who have the disease, their loved ones, family, and friends.   Losing my uncle and godfather back in December 2017 affected me greatly.  I didn’t have regular contact with him, losing him at the age of 65 was far too young especially when he had so much of his life yet to live. One of the positive outcomes of this tragedy was the reconnection with my cousin (his daughter). 

 After discussions with my husband on this subject, we decided to raise money and awareness for this marvelous Cancer charity.  We cannot bring our loved ones back we can support the work this charity does.  The aim is to help them to help others who are at present fighting this disease.

Retro Video Gaming for Everyone

Pixels Against Cancer will feature an afternoon/evening of Retro Video games:

  • Pac-Man
  • Snake
  • Space Invaders
  • and many more

Hardware including

  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum,
  • Atari 8bit
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Sony PlayStation 1
  • Sega Megadrive
  • Binatone Bat & Ball Pong
  • A number of Raspberry Pi’s running emulations of classic Arcade Games.

We will be holding a raffle and have a wonderful selection of prizes already donated.

A proposed Retro Themed Cake Bake with all donations going directly to Cancer Research UK.


Retro Video Gaming Team
The Pixels Against Cancer Team. Displaying a lot of the Retro Video Gaming Equipment being used at their Event on Sunday 16th September 2018

How to get involved?

There are several ways this can be done

  • Come along to the Event

Sunday 16th September 2018 between 14.00pm – 20.00pm

Venue: The Waverley Pub, Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2QA

Telephone: 01243 823137

Email: waverly@youngs.co.uk

Entry is Free.  Gaming will be by donation along with charges for raffle tickets and donations for the cake stall

  • Donations via our Just Giving Page 


  • Social Media

Visit our Facebook Page for further information: Pixels Against Cancer 

If you have any suggestions for the event or any questions please do not hesitate to contact My Special Event either by email, telephone or fill in our contact form and send me a message.

If you would like to hold your very own Charity Fundraiser then please contact My Special Event either by mobile or email to discuss your ideas and arrange a no obligation FREE consultation.  Alternatively visit the Charity Fundraising page by clicking on the link.

My Special Event is hoping to bring an exciting new adventure to Bognor Regis.  My Special Event is offering Pixels Parties to those avid gamers and nongamers who would like something different at their event. 

It can be a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion where you can have your very own Pixels Retro Video Gaming experience.  

There will be various packages available, so the best way to get started is to contact Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event and arrange a FREE consultation to discuss all your ideas.  From that consultation we can work out your timetable and your budget needed.  Every event is different and there is never an event that is too big or too small so give us a call.

Once the initial consultation has been made and the plan is put in action all we would ask is a small deposit and a signed contact before any work commences.  All equipment will be subject to availibility and will be PAT tested before installing into any event. 

All equipment used has either been brought or hired to My Special Event so we would ask that our clients take good care of it and any non-accidental damage that does occur will mean a fee will be charged to cover the cost of replacing the equipment, some of which dates back 50+ years and maybe irreplaceable.  This will be discussed and made clear at the initial meeting.