Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

What a great night!! London 2012 Opening Ceremony July 28, 2012

 What a great it actually was. Going to say now, because I don’t want to complain again, it would have been just most better if I was at the Olympic Stadium. But I managed to have a great night at BT London Live at Hyde Park. Was happy that I was able to celebrate with all those people who were feeling the same emotion as I did.

Was a good idea the give more people the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and great such an event. Paul Nutini, Duran Duran, Stereophonics and Snow Patrol. But even though I enjoyed the music, my favourite moments as are following (Someone laughed at me because I was making notes of the Olympic ceremony, but for me was like another MA master class about all the great things happening there, so off course I made notes).

Top 1: The Queen and James Bond. I actulaly thought they got a stunt old lady to play the role of the Queen. But I loved seen her on the TV. I really don’t know much about her, and I noticed she never smiles. But seeing her playing her role with Mr. Bond, actuallly made me adored her, and her pink dress (have to say it! didn’t like it, but is The Queen).

Top 2: Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean. I remembered being in Colombia at my grandma’s home watching in a Sunday afternoon his show. He has been always makeng me laugh. And I love him at the ceremony, just as he is, all with the modern technology checking his mobile.

Top 3: NHS hospital- patient – JK Rowling moment. Something that I have learned all the time I lived in England is how important the NHS is for the British people, and how proud the feel about having such a great health system. Believe in Colombia is not that great, even though we have great doctors.

What I loved about my Top 3, is seeing United Kingdom all about what it is, with off course the Industrial Revolution, the “Technology Revolution”, the music across the decades. UK might not have a verity of dishes, but definetly hava a variety in culture. Modern Culture, how many countries can say that? Hearing all those songs that have been playing along the years, that the whole word knows and sing with, makes me feel very proud of a Country that I considered as my second home.

Danny Boyle did an excellent job with his team, and shows us a remarkable sens of the British culture, and what that represents. For the little I know about the country I can say I saw all about what the English people need to feel proud of. You have a great country and yesterday Mr. Boyle showed it to the world.

Another great moments I liked to remember: Cruela de Vil in a marionet, Mary Poppins flying all over the place, the normality of being English, with the mom, the mini morris, the kid playing, the small houses, the multicultutality of the country.

Was a terrific experience, and loved that I’m able to enjoyed it in London.

Below a picture of people, celebrating with American friends. No much Colombians, thats a shame, wish we could travel more.


So lets the Games begins!!!! July 26, 2012

Tower Bridge / Olympics Rings

I know is not the best photo, but I stayed 3 hours today next The Tower of London, and the rings never came down into its vertical way, like the photo. Too many boats and ships passing through the bridge.

So this is the start of the journey through The Olympics 2012. I’m here in London ready to be amused by the Londoners and what they have ready planned to show us, to all the visitors.

The following post are about all sort of things I find interesting from a Colombian, Event Manager, Tourist point of view.

Hope you enjoy it!


Rioja Tapas Fantásticas wins Events Awards in 2010 December 1, 2010

Rioja - Tapas Fantasticas 2010


In June this year in Pottersfield Park in London, I was part of the RPM organisers team who organised a great event; Rioja Tapas Fantásticas, it was 3 day event where there was combination of delicious Spanish food and amazing wine (even though I couldn’t taste it those days, because I was working), I had a great time being part of the team and now makes even happier to see that it has won not only 1 but 2 events industry awards.

UK Event Awards 2010

First it started with UK Event Awards, winning as B2B/LEISURE: Best Medium Event

Eventia Awards 2010

And second with Eventia Awards, winning the silver prize as Best Event in a Public Space.

Makes me feel very proud of this and is a very good way to end this amazing 2010.


So how is going to work now! May 24, 2010

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Hello everyone, sorry for taking again so long to post something here. Things have been quite hectic the last couple of months (mom visiting from Colombia 3 months, change of city Birmingham to London, starting a great new job as Senior Production Executive at RPM Ltd, touring my mom all over England and Europe, and changing again house). So basically I have been very busy, and make me very sad that haven’t been able to write, but the good news are that now I have return with lots of ideas of how to make this blog better, with selected topics to talk about and take you to things that I know, think or impressed me. I have decided to write about some topics related to experiences, that had happened in the past, are happening right now, and some great people are working hard to make it happen. The topics are:

  1. History in Events – because there has been an amazing experiences out there that we might don’t know and want to know more about it
  2. What’s on – because is always important to know where is your next experience
  3. Job opportunities – People has helped me to move forward in my career, so I want to retrieve this and help those that are willing to go better in life like me
  4. My opinion about….. something
  5. Something that happened to me……. want to be a little bit personal here and share something with you
  6. Something interesting, because there is always something interesting out there
  7. Architecture and events – because how events would exist without structures, locations, spaces
  8. Personality – Someone who inspire me and will love to meet
  9. Colombia – because for you who haven’t been there will invite you to make it one of your life experiences and for those who have, to remember you how beautiful it is

There will not be a specific order for these topics, will come out as my inspiration comes. Something that I need from you (please!) is that you help me to build this space with your comments, will love to know more about what do you think. So check this space because here we go.