/the changing shape of careers/

 

Client: Ark and Now Teach

Brief: Hosted by Ark's partners, Bloomberg, this event focused on the changing shape of career, bringing together those from the worlds of education, politics and media for an evening of networking and discussion. Our aim was to highlight the newly launched Now Teach, a teacher training programme aimed for experienced career changers looking for a new challenge. Kellaway and Balls worked together a number of years ago at the FT. 

Photos (c) Andy J Ryan Photography

 

/supporting young LGBT people in crisis/

 

Client: Albert Kennedy Trust

Brief: The annual Albert Kennedy Trust Gala Dinner brought together the charity's closest supporters at London's Café de Paris. Hosted by Gok Wan, the evening was sponsored by AIG, Disney and COREecruitment. Guests heard inspirational speeches from young people whose lives have been transformed by the support of AKT. Musical entertainment was provided by AKT Patron Dan Gillespie Sells and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The Gala Dinner raised £240K to fund AKT's support services for young LGBT people in crisis and at risk of homelessness.

 

/aspiring film, games and tv professionals/

 

Client: BAFTA

Brief: With the aim of bringing BAFTA's charitable initiatives to life, Behind the Mask invited guests to walk the red carpet and meet finalists in the BAFTA Kids Young Presenters competition, Young Games Designers and BAFTA Scholars and Breakthrough Brits. Over the next year, BAFTA hopes to redevelop its home at 195 Piccadilly to enable them to deliver more programmes like this and to provide more opportunities to new talent regardless of their background. 

Photos (c) Hannah Taylor, The Lens Box and Danny Cozens

 

/reflections on a groundbreaking pilot programme/

 

Client: Ark Education Partnerships Group

Brief: Education statistics in Liberia are among the worst in the world. By age 18, girls in Liberia are more likely to be married than literate. Across the country, 25% of 15-24 year olds cannot read a single sentence. Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) is a public private partnership (PPP) for education which launched in September 2016, with 93 primary schools managed by eight operators, reaching 27,000 children. It is Africa’s first fee-free national PPP for basic education. This conference brought together school operators, funders and government to reflect on lessons learnt and plan for year two of the pilot programme. With proceedings led by Minister George K. Werner, Day 1 of the conference saw delegates having breakfast with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Day 2 featured school visits to see the programme in action and Day 3 brought guests back together for presentations and panel discussions.  

 

/a night with the stars/

 

Client: BAFTA

Brief: BAFTA's Film Gala is their annual fundraising event, bringing together a host of renowned and breakthrough acting talent, along with leading names from the film industry. We have delivered the Gala for two years, with 180 guests enjoying a Champagne Taittinger reception, a delicious meal designed by BAFTA 195 Piccadilly's Anton Manganaro, along with entertainment, cocktails by BULLDOG Gin, after dinner coffee by Nespresso and a DJ set by Bella Freud.

 

/transforming children's lives in West Africa and beyond/

 

Client: Education Partnerships Group, in partnership with UBS Optimus Foundation

Brief: To raise funds and awareness for the work of Education Partnerships Group (EPG), using the Partnership Schools for Liberia programme as a case study. Bringing Liberia to London, we created a gallery of individuals who are breaking the mould within the world of education, ran immersive activities to place guests in the shoes of those in the Ministry of Education to understand the challenges that they face, before a sit-down dinner and the opportunity to pledge support of EPG's work. 

Photos (c) Andy J Ryan Photography

 

/launching a £30m campaign to the film, tv and games industries/

 

Client: BAFTA

Brief: To launch BAFTA's fundraising campaign for the redevelopment of their home at 195 Piccadilly, specifically to leading industry execs from the worlds of film, tv and games. The event included an exhibition to highlight BAFTA's charitable activities to date, as well as the building plans themselves and a demonstration of the impact that the new space will have on both the industry and the public. 80 guests were welcomed by BAFTA supporter, Eddie Redmayne, and enjoyed BULLDOG gin cocktails and canapes. 

Photos (c) Laura Palmer Photography

 
/ BULLDOG Gin cocktails /

/ BULLDOG Gin cocktails /

/ bringing the plans to life /

/ bringing the plans to life /

/a tribute to a very special man/

 

Client: BAFTA, in partnership with Chelsea Football Club

Brief: To bring together the worlds of sport and entertainment to celebrate the life of actor, director and producer, Lord Attenborough. As President of both Chelsea Football Club and BAFTA, the two organisations worked together to produce the gala at Stamford Bridge, with appearances and messages from Chelsea stars Frank Lampard and John Terry, and actors Dame Penelope Wilton, Samantha Bond, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Jim Carter. Attended by 450 guests, the event additionally provided a platform to raise funds for the Richard Attenborough Charitable Trust. 

 

/unlike anything you've experienced before/

 

Client: Ark, an education organisation and multi academy trust

Brief: To bring existing and prospective supporters closer to Ark's work by bringing it to life through an engaging and immersive evening. Taking place at one of Ark's south London schools, the building was transformed into a multi-functional yet creative events space, including turning the school hall into an informal restaurant-style dining room.

Guest feedback:

“Congratulations on a wonderful and inspiring event yesterday evening. My brain is still whirring with thoughts and challenges presented by the experiences. Wonderful ideas and a great way of show casing the important work you guys do, and how you do it.”

“I genuinely loved tonight. Very bold and brave to create such a departure for Ark and very thought provoking. Feel free to connect me up with anyone who didn't get to ask their asks!”

“Just a quick note to thank you for last night. It was a very engaging evening in a very impressive school. I thought the new format was brilliant and obviously reflected a huge amount of work and planning behind the scenes for you and your staff.”

 
/ immersive activities /

/ immersive activities /

/ drinks and decompression /

/ drinks and decompression /

/a 70th anniversary never to be forgotten/

 

Client: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Brief: In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 hosted over 1,000 guests at Central Hall Westminster for a memorial service in the presence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prime Minister David Cameron and 200 survivors of the Holocaust. The event included high tea for 200 guests, readings and musical performances for leading actors and musicians, followed by a drinks reception. The commemoration was broadcast on BBC2.

 
/ lighting the commemorative candles designed by Anish Kapoor /

/ lighting the commemorative candles designed by Anish Kapoor /

/ pledges for the future /

/ pledges for the future /