Ark Pop Up 2017


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!


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