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We are all looking forward to welcoming you to R Party

R PARTY is The Purple Universe Groups’ Christmas Party, organised by the companies within the group (Purple Universe, I’m Made Up. R.S Global Projects Ltd, Red Field of Dreams Ltd, AXS-DBX (Access Dubai) and friends of The Purple Universe Group.

R PARTY is strictly by invite only and entrance by guest list.

A special thank you to Stret, Bev, Wes & leanne Brown, Nigel & Sue, Darren & Paula & Matt Eastwood for organising the inaugural R Party in January 2018, its testament to you guys of how popular the event was and is now becoming an annual event.

The 2018 event in January saw over 450 people attend at the fabulously decedent Impossible Nightclub in Peter Street, Manchester. 

Join us on Saturday 2nd February 2019 for R Party

R PARTY is URE PARTY too, we all know what its like turning up at an event and only knowing the host who is then tied up most the evening either organising or welcoming other guests and you can then be at a loose end. At R Party we encourage and ask you to bring some friends with you, its up to you who you invite, R Party is URE PARTY too.

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Saturday 2nd February 2019

The event is a melting pot and will be full of a truly eclectic mix of guests all being entertained in the club atmosphere of Impossible with entertainment ranging from Soul, Rock, Country, Indie, Motown, RnB and for those that can hack it some of Europes' best dance beats to take us through to the early hours of the morning…………And The Impossible “eye brow lifting” floor show, last year saw stilted giant monks mixed with Burlesque performers dancing with fire!


Stret & Bev

Stret & Bev

“We are both looking forward to the second year of R PARTY where we get to meet old friends and hopefully meet some new ones too, exciting start to the new year”. - Stret & Bev






Photograph by kind permission of LABRAT Photos

Stret (John “Stret” Stretford) is The Managing Director of Castle Rock Studios, Founder of The Purple Universe Group, Owner of Purple Universe Talent Management, Purple Universe Event Management, Partner in I'm Made Up , AXS-DBX (Access Dubai), Tournament Director of The Boodles Tennis at The Mere, Berrys Tennis at Hazlewood Castle (Leeds) co-owner of Irlam Live & Director of R.S Global Projects Ltd & Red Field of Dreams Ltd

Beverley Braisdell is a Lecturer & Curriculum Leader at Salford College of Further Education & Salford University in Media Make-up, a City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board Member contributing towards the National Occupational Standards & Safe Working Practices a HABIA Forum Member working with the UK Government regarding assessment strategies & Industry Code of Practice within Media Make up & Nail Services. International Trainer delivering Make-up & Nail courses for private education in Athens & Production City, Dubai. A published author of The Hair & Make Up Artist's Handbook & a partner in I'm Made up & AXS -DBX (Access Dubai)

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“Julie & I are both very much looking forward to being involved in R Party for the first time, Julie actually attended last year whilst I was abroad in Texas and loved the mix of people and entertainment on the night” - Robin Arnold

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Robin formed his first business in 1976 (R&W Plant Hire) hiring construction vehicles & Plant mainly in the soil removal sector. The business had depots in Stockport & Chester expanding its operations into engineering & land fill.

 Further growth ensued when Robin under a J.V known as EPH Civil Engineering saw Robin become the Operating Director heading up large scale projects such as The Trafford Centre, Manchester (The Peel Group).

 Once again the company expanded under Robins Tutelage acquiring J.J Oakes House Builders & Commercial Landscapers, Clapham Landscapes.

 Robin to this day “keeps his hand in” and with his consortium own vast plots of land across the U.K

 Robin has also created successful partnerships with The Ainscough Family forming Arnold, Thorpe & Ainscough.

 In more recent times Robin has been a fundamental adviser and assistant to his wife (Julie Arnold) growing the hugely successful Premier Event planning company, Entertainment Today which saw the Arnold’s selling to Professional footballer James Milner for an undisclosed sum in 2018

 Today you will find Robin doing what he does best, achieving success on the myriad of projects he manages to seamlessly juggle. For a man of his experience he laughs at the word “work” its more like a vehicle to put all his passion into, at the last count he was working on over 20+  projects ranging from landfill, developing land, a charity focused digital shopping channel, a T.V company, an Energy service, production of a new Theatre show & promoting performances & events across the country.

 The Purple Universe Group are proud to have this statesman of business on board and look forward to benefitting from his experience & knowledge.

Wes & Leanne Brown

Wes & Leanne Brown

We love Impossible, its a place where we can relax let ourselves go and enjoy a great night out. R Party is going to be the coolest way to start the New Year.....bring your dancing shoes! - Leanne Brown

Wes Brown is a former Manchester United F.C, Sunderland FC & Blackburn F.C Professional Football Player. He is presently playing in the Indian Super League for Kerala Blasters

Leanne Brown is a member of the reality TV show, Real Housewives of Cheshire (RHOC)  and has her own online fitness clothing called Lux Active Wear and is launching in January 2018 her own beauty product called BICE Facial Serum. She is also a Patron of One Woman At A Time

Nige & Sue

Nige & Sue

"R PARTY is a concept and event that Sue and I are very much looking forward to. It's an honour to have been asked to play a role in it where we can influence the night in some way with our existing friends." - Nigel Cartner

Nige has recently released his debut novel, 'Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas'. Aside from that he has been a writer and broadcaster in the music scene for several years, mainly through his own co-hosted site, Sonic Bandwagon, which airs on Pure 107.8FM.

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Billy Ocean with Darren Goulden

Paula Goulden

Paula Goulden

Darren has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years as a DJ, Entertainer, Speedquizzing Host and Event Organiser. Representing Unit One Entertainment Darren learnt his trade through one of the nicest guys in the Industry Tony Thomas who was both friend and mentor. He regularly hosts five very popular speed quizzes per week throughout the North West and this has helped breathe new life into the pub industry. His biggest claim to fame is the very successful Irlam Live Music Festival now in it’s third year. Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Alexander O'Neil have headlined this boutique event making it a priority on the calendar for thousands of revellers that like that added bit of comfort and no queuing.

Recently Darren has turned his hand to local community issues and politics, launching a very successful Facebook group P.F.O.F or Planning For Our Future in Irlam and Cadishead with 4,000 members. This then led to the formation of CO:RE a new independent political party with Darren then announcing that he will run as a candidate for councillor in 2018 for his home ward of Irlam. It’s safe to say there is never a dull moment in the Goulden Household with Paula his wife running "Cakes By P", his son Callum touring in the show, Railway Children and his daughter Georgia specialising in SFX make-up it's definitely all hands to the pump. 

“A huge thank you to the management of Impossible for not only the use of this amazing space but also for the complimentary Reception cocktail & Canapes. Without you it would have been IMPOSSIBLE!”

Were very much looking forward to seeing our friends at the event, please list all names when you RSVP so we can add them to the guest list.

Kirk Thomason

Kirk Thomason


Metrovicks is a creative marketing agency that specialises in Chatbot strategy, creativity, design and innovative social platform technology.

Kirk Thomason CEO, has over 20 years’ experience in the digital sector working with brands such as Adidas, Disney, Man City and planned various digital celebrity events for Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Jonathan Ross and Piers Morgan to name a few.

Our bespoke conversational software is available for any sector to fuel growth, drive insights improve your ROI and increase your sales. This is enables you to understand buying patterns and habits in order to influence your potential customers. 

We combine the very best of the human brain and latest marketing technology.

The Metrovicks message for 2019 and beyond is that Humans and Technology work better together without fear of AI.  


See you at R Party 2019!  

Lynette Cutler

Lynette Cutler

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The Edge Events started out from an idea while out with friends over drinks in “Alderley Edge” Cheshire.  With a wealth of experience in events and a background in sales and marketing. Lynette the founder quickly established the need for a cutting-edge events company. Drawing from personal experience at restaurants, bars, hotels and venues where customer service is paramount for a polished event. The Edge Events vision is to “make a difference” and offer the unexpected as well as push the boundaries to make what could be a great event and turn it in to a “spectacular event”. Here is where the magic happens and your dream is turned in to reality! 

About Us: A progressing events company specializing in Hospitality, restaurants and bars, increasing footfall during off peak times, Corporate events, red carpet events, product launches, private dining, celebrity appearances and PR campaigns.

Vision: To make a difference and offer the unexpected as well as push the boundaries to make what could be a great event and turn it into a spectacular event.

Working with you: The Edge Events offer a free no obligation consultation and simply listen to your requirements - working to your brief and desired budget. 

Portfolio/Suppliers: The Edge Events have a vast portfolio and cherry pick the best of the best when it comes to the venue/food/décor/entertainment etc – For all your requirements we have it covered.

Clients/Events: Recent clients include – Don Giovanni, Sakana, Ocean Treasure Grafene , The Living Room , The Botanist ,  Babbo, GMCC , MHA , WPP, Insight Hypnotherapy , ND Skin Clinic , Istanbul Grill , Chatleys , Skin by Design, Key 103 to name a few.

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Saturday 2nd February 2019


7pm - Doors Open

7pm - 9pm - Impossible Complimentary Reception Cocktail

9pm - Canapes

11pm- Pre- Booked Booth Reservations

11.30pm - The Impossible Show

4am - Finish

Canapes will be served on the night but if you feel you need a bit more sustenance to get you through, then the Impossible Restaurant will be open, subject to availability, make a booking by calling 0161 661 0103 to avoid disappointment.


We are delighted to announce Rowetta of Happy Mondays fame will be performing at R Party this year



Impossible Nightclub will open to the public at 11pm, if you would like to reserve a booth from 11pm onwards the cost is a minimum spend of £1,000 per Booth (Booths for 8-15 people available). Please book directly with Impossible.

At 11pm all Booths must be vacated by R PARTY guests (unless you have reserved a booth with Impossible) BUT DO NOT FEAR the party continues with R PARTY guests able to remain in the nightclub and also gain entrance to the R PARTY private room with private bar. You will need a wristband to gain entrance which will be given to you when you enter impossible.

The Private room is a great space with our own bar and DJ and is a curtain away from the main nightclub, we are also pleased to say R PARTY bar will be kept at the same price all night, the main nightclub bars will increase at 11pm.


R PARTY is strictly by invite only and entrance is by guest list, If you have been invited please when you RSVP to state all the names of those in your party & the person that invited you. R Party is extremely busy and we cannot guarantee the person who invited you will be available to get you in if you or your guest are not on the guest list.