Stonewall Equality Dinner - 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, Creventive were asked to design and produce the Stonewall Equality Dinner, this year, held at the stunning Art Deco Sheraton Hotel on Park Lane.

We wanted the event to have a different feel from previous years, to refresh the format and make the dinner more impactful.

Our design took inspiration from the geometric shapes and silver tones of the Sheraton's Ballroom which ran through all aspects of the event.

Creventive Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018

June Sarpong hosted the event and with key note speakers such as Olly Alexander from the band, Year & Years and performances by Collabro, meant the charity raised over their target amount for the evening.

Creventive Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018

We very much look forward to 2019!

Creventive Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018
Creventive Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018 Collabro

Centrepoint Awards 2018

Continuing our strong relationship with Centrepoint, Creventive were asked to Design and Produce the Centrepoint Awards 2018 held at Kensington Palace.

Now in its third year, the Centrepoint Awards recognise the courage shown by young people in turning their lives around after experiencing homelessness.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge praised the achievements of extraordinary young people at the Centrepoint Awards 2018 supported by The Co-operative Bank at Kensington Palace.

Centrepoint Ambassador Jonathan Ross hosted the ceremony along with Emilia Clarke and Lord Fellowes, who introduced each winner by reading their remarkable stories.

In total, there were seven winners in six categories – Life Transformation, Education, Personal Development, Enterprise, Sport and Rising Star.

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Fashion Pop Up

Online fashion platform, 24 Sevres, part of the LVMH group asked Creventive to produce two intimate shopping events at the National Portrait Gallery.

Brands such as Christian Dior, Celine, Louis Vuitton and Prada were all represented in this fashion pop up.

Guests enjoyed Parisian inspired canapés as quintessentially french accordion music played through the gallery space.

Using our Friends at Hayfords & Rhodes to create beautiful floral arrangements, Lodge Catering for Canapés and Beverages and Great Hire for furniture.

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Ark Pop Up 2017

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In December 2017, Education Charity, Ark, used Creventive’s creative arm to produce and design a Pop Up space for their clients, patrons and guests at The Bargehouse on the Southbank, the Pop Up ran for two weeks and hosted over a 1000 guests.

The Bargehouse had to be multifunctional and needed to cover a variety of events over the period.

We instantly got to work and used the venues various floors and rooms to create different zones and spaces.

The ground floor was transformed into a café and relaxation space, using the fabulous pink caravan from the Flying Ducks who served a vast selection of teas, coffees and snacks.

Velvet living supplied bistro style furniture and Wise Productions lit the area beautifully.

The rawness of the various stairwells in the building created a great space to suspend neon encapsulates which gave each floor its own identity.

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The first floor was used for one of the two Escape Rooms in the venue. Collaborating with the fantastic guys at Time Team, we created ‘Escape from the Principals Office’. A lock in experience that invited guests used clues and their initiative to escape the room. Creventive supplied all design, mechanics and dressing to each room.

Floor two lent itself to two main gallery spaces. The Ark Academies showcased their artistic skills and produced pictures for  “When I Grow Up” an inspirational space that displayed their future dreams of what they wanted to achieve when they were older.

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We also installed a Screening Room which relayed VT’s of the charities great work and a work space lounge for meetings and smaller events.

Up another flight of stairs, bathed in neon, led you to floor three. This floor was the epicentre of activity during the two weeks. Another Escape Room anchored the area and an Events Space that had to be designed to hold Receptions, Meetings, Conferences, Dinners and parties. 

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Using an array of supplies to install furniture, bars and production, we achieved the ultimate area.

With over 20 events held in this space, the venue and production was perfect!

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We have been asked to Produce the #Arkpopup2018 and we are very excited to be back on board.

Special Thanks to Wise Productions, The Flying Ducks, Velvet Living, City Furniture Hire, Classic Crockery, Liquid Bars, Café Connections, Alexander & Bjorck, Urban Caprice, Eden Caterers, Urban Crew, Rupert Merritt

 

Centrepoint Sleepout 2017

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For over ten years, Centrepoint supporters have been swapping their beds for sleeping bags to raise money and awareness for homeless young people and 2017 was going to be their biggest sleepout to date.

Greenwich Peninsula, a vast derelict site, ready for redevelopment was confirmed as the site – open on all sides with the River Thames on one side, it is open to all the elements and more!

With a week’s build, and with over 40 different suppliers to produce the event it was a largest event to date on size and attendees.

Working with the local authorities and events team for Greenwhich Penisula we had to make this event safe and withstand all the weather elements. An exposed site which is known for its artic, gale force winds sweeping through, was a challenge to say the least.

Covered Occasions installed 5 aircraft hangar like marquees that would house over 1,000 guests sleeping on tarpaulins and cardboard, a luxury for some however only enough to shelter from the wind and rain.

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As guests were supplied with a strip of cardboard and a ‘Jiffy Bag’ to sleep in.

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The RAF served a choice of hot suppers (which were amazing!!) to guests to keep warm. The bar was the hub of the event space, as it always is!

Scott Mills hosted the fundraising and the Charity raised their biggest target to date over £600,000!!

As the night wound down, and the air become cooler, around 4 degrees, Christopher Biggins read a bedtime story and guests were encouraged into their tents to bed down for the evening.

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For those who decided to remain awake, the RAF served tea and coffee throughout the night.

The night was long and cold and everyone had a chance to reflect on what it would be like to do this night after night.

As the sun rose over the Canary Wharf skyline, the RAF were on hand to serve a very needed warm breakfast.

As the last guests left, Creventive began the 2 day clean up. Structures came down, tonnes of rubbish taken away and all in less that 48 hours after the last guest had left.

Creventive was humbled and honoured to be a part of such a fantastic event, and look forward to producing the event again in 2018!

This time, with bigger targets! We can’t wait!!

 

Special thanks to our team:

Covered Occasion Marquees, Lightwave Productions, Bywaters, Grundon, Squeaky Clean,  Dashing London, Really Good Bars, Gallowglass, Liquiline, Nice & Secure, Oak Valley, Site Equip, Temp Fence, C-elect

Creventive, Putting The Magic Into Events

When Creventive were asked to plan a special 10th Birthday Party with the theme ‘Harry Potter’, we were instantly excited!

Our clients house in Kew was the perfect setting for such an event, with stunning rooms to transform this was the ultimate venue for the ultimate party!!

The outside of the house was decorated with spider webs, suits of armour and flambauxs, creating a spooky castle feel.

On arrival Dumbledore sorted them into their houses via the Sorting Hat. Once sorted, guests were led into the Potion Classroom where Professor Snape, complete with giant python, lead them in a wizardry masterclass. 

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Dumbledore escorted the guests into the Hogwarts Enchanted Dining Room, where a feast was laid. The room was lit in an enchanting deep blue, complete with candles floating above the table. Dry ice, bottles of poison, moss and all things magical decorated the table.

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After dinner, the guests relaxed in the cinema room to view Harry Potter Deathly Hallows. With popcorn and all things sugary – the birthday girls guests were entertained enough to allow for a full adults drinks reception to take part in the upstairs living room, without them even knowing….now that's magical!!

Creventive loved working on this event and can’t wait to work with the family again in 2018.

Special thanks to our amazing suppliers

Lightwave Productions, Top Hat Catering, Event Prop Hire and Calmer Karma Entertainment

Creventive at Square Meal 2017

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Creventive will be exhibiting for the first time this year at Square Meal at Old Billingsgate on Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st September.

We will be located in the Vaults at stand A6 - please come and say hi and sample our stunning treats. Our experiential area will offer more information on the services we provide, and how we can help you plan the perfect event without breaking the bank!

Our stand will be unmissable, with plenty of space for you to chat, have a drink and learn more about Creventive. Register to attend here http://www.venuesandevents.co.uk/

You can also enter our Instagram competition, best picture taken at our stand, A6, and posted to @Getcreventive with the #GetCreventive will win a free consultation!

Experiential Creventive

A very special client of ours asked Creventive to design and produce their Corporate Family Event at the Barbican.

The event was a thank you to their corporate partners, staff and their families which meant we had to cater for all age ranges.

Taking inspiration from the sponsored Exhibition ‘Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction’ at The Barbican we immediately wanted the look and feel to be visual and experiential for the guest.

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We immediately called on our pool of suppliers to undertake the challenge.

Event Concept supplied us with an amazing bar and speech system, where the curator of the event, Patrick Gyger, gave an informative and witty speech about the Exhibition.

Hayford & Rhodes designed sci-fi inspired arrangements using purple hydrangea and spherical allium which adorned the poseur table and bar.

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Creventive Barbican Corporate Party Event Design Production

Our eccentric friends at Lick Me I’m Delicious served lemon meringue and double chocolate pretzel ice creams which tasted amazing!

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Creventive Barbican Corporate Party Event Design Production

A Virtual Reality Experience took guests on a journey to the top of Mount Everest and under the sea with Oculus Rift headsets. Adults and children alike couldn’t get enough of the adventures to be had. 

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Creventive Barbican Corporate Party Event Design Production

Just Pose supplied a touch screen booth, where families dressed up in sci-fi themed accessories and took the craziest pictures!!!

And lastly, Velvet Living installed pockets of white furniture for guests to relax and enjoy the evening.

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We loved working on this event and creating an amazing experience for our client.

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Stonewall Equality Dinner 2017

For the third consecutive year, Creventive were asked to Design and Produce the Stonewall Equality Dinner.

The Dinner was held at the Hilton Park Lane where 600 celebrities, public figures and guests of Stonewall all enjoyed a fantastic evening consisting of canapés, champagne and a 3 course supper.

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We enlisted the help of our friends at White Light, Bubblegum Balloons and PP Rigging to create our vision, reflecting and taking inspiration from the Dinner’s invitation and brand.

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Creventive Hilton Park Lane Awards Charity Dinner Event Design Production
Creventive Hilton Park Lane Awards Charity Dinner Event Design Production
Creventive Hilton Park Lane Awards Charity Dinner Event Design Production
Creventive Hilton Park Lane Awards Charity Dinner Event Design Production

We always have great fun working with Stonewall on their events and very much look forward to planning 2018.

Thank you for the Photos Andy Tyler Photography

Intimate Dinner, Acrylic Design

Creventive were asked to create an intimate dinner for 16 guests at the prestigious Zaha Hadid Gallery.

Using the sculptural Perspex table as the centrepiece, we created a bespoke Indian inspired menu with our friends at The London Kitchen.

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Creventive Zaha Hadid Gallery Private Dinner Event Production Design
Creventive Zaha Hadid Gallery Private Dinner Event Production Design

Guests dined on delicious curries, ate sumptuous sides and finished with gorgeous Indian desserts.

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Creventive Zaha Hadid Gallery Private Dinner Event Production Design

The Gallery is a beautiful setting for small events such as this and we can’t wait to work in there again.

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Creventive, Making Festive Waves

It was an exciting time for the team in December when we were asked to produce and design the first corporate event in the Math’s Gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid.

Creventive was briefed to produce and manage a festive party for 400 guests. This was not only an opportunity to showcase the magnificence of the Math’s Gallery, but also for a chance for the staff of Zaha Hadid Architects to see the finished gallery.

After a champagne reception in the new space, guests made their way to the Basement (the unknown blank canvas space, under the museum) and danced the night away to epic music by DJ Dan Flack, from Eight Ray Music.

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Creventive Science Museum Christmas Party Zaha Hadid Event Design Production

The basement was transformed into a wintery, contemporary setting with a balloon ceiling made from 2000 white and silver balloons, creating a ‘snow cloud’ above the glowing bar, which anchored the room. 

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Creventive Science Museum Christmas Party Zaha Hadid Event Design Production

The very raw space leant itself well to a wintry theme, the white walls soaked up the lighting and created a warm setting. Pods of seating, from Velvet Living allowed guests to relax and enjoy the stunning food from Bubble Food.

Dessert was provided by the amazing ‘Lick Me I’m Delicious’ in the form of an all-you-can-eat Nitro Ice Cream parlor!!

We had the most amount of fun planning this event and transforming an unassuming space into the hottest place in town.

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When Art and Events Collide

Every year, during Frieze, we are asked to design, produce and manage a very special VVIP dinner for 80 guests.

Each year the brief is completely different, which we love!

The brief this year was to work with one of the Frieze Artist and use his work as inspiration

But first we had to find a venue.

We wanted a setting that would be intimate yet stunning.

After many deliberations, collectively we decided to use One Belgravia.

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