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WAVE: ECCLESTON YARDS MULTI-SENSORY WELLBEING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

In the run up to our christmas light installation we have had some fantastic coverage.

“Light installations are synonymous with London during the Christmas period and we are thrilled that Eccleston Yards will be the first London location to host Wave this festive season. The Chromotherapy-inspired installation offers a quirky twist on traditional Christmas lights and perfectly embodies the wellbeing ethos of Eccleston Yards and our ambition to surprise and delight visitors. We’re confident that ‘Wave’ will be popular with local residents, workers and visitors alike.”
Paul O’Grady – South Belgravia Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Read all articles here in TimeOut, Balance, Secret London and Evening Standard

CHROMOTHERAPY CHRISTMAS

“Photogenic light installation featuring 500 individual, dangling bulbs is planned for Belgravia for Christmas 2019”

We’re very excited to be working with Grosvenor to deliver their winter project at Eccleston Yards with one of our favourite arts Squidsoup.

Read the full coverage in the Londonist and TimeOut Magazine.

THE TIMES NEWS IN PICTURES FEATURES SOUTHAMPTON'S SENSORY GARDEN

“Too stressed to shop? Southampton’s Westquay centre’s “sensory” garden has the answer.”

Our sensory garden features in this week’s news in pictures.

Read the full coverage here.

'WE ARE THE FAIR' - DISCOVERING VICTORIAN VAUXHALL

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens will be turning back the clock this bank holiday, and there will be a distinctly Victorian flair in the air. The free day out will feature all the fun and games usually found back in the 19th century – including tightrope walkers, strong men and stilt walkers. Sounds spiffing.

Read the full coverage here.

THE MAZE BRINGS IN THOUSANDS TO WESTQUAY

Hammerson has announced that over 18,000 people flocked to The Maze at Westquay, Southampton during its 10-day run in May, demonstrating the continued appeal of experiential events. The 400m Maze with eight ft hedges was held in Westquay’s unique event space, and for the first time ever it had an Urban Treehouse at its centre.

Read the full coverage here.

THE LEADENHALL MARKET VICTORIAN CITY FESTIVAL

Leadenhall’s Victorian City Festival is already in full swing, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Horace Jones – the famous architect of Tower Bridge, Guildhall and, of course, Leadenhall Market with a month-long series of events.

Upcoming activities include William Morris-inspired tote bag screen printing, Ceramic brooch painting and an array of musical performances

Read the full coverage here.

THE MAZE HAS RETURNED TO WESTQUAY SOUTHAMPTON

A Rugby team took part in a yoga class to celebrate the opening of the Urban Treehouse and Maze at Westquay.

The free maze is open every day from 10am – 7pm until 2nd June and visitors who navigate their way to the centre of the maze will discover spectacular views across the Esplanade, as well as selfie opportunities.

Read the full coverage here.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT DEMONSTRATES BRIGHT APPEAL OF EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS

Hammerson announced today that Festival of Light 2019, the immersive event which toured three of its flagship destinations, drove significant increases in footfall and attracted new consumers to its centres. Over 125,000 people are estimated to have flocked to the installations, driving significant increases in footfall at all three destinations... read all about it here 

BELGRAVIA'S BLOOMING MARVELLOUS FLORAL DISPLAYS

We built Belgravia in Bloom build over the weekend and now we are live and open! 50 plus spellbinding spirals of floral installation, workshops and events galore spanning across Elizabeth Street, Motcom Street, Pimlico Road and Eccleston Yards.

This year’s theme is ‘The Language Of Flowers’ – the Victorian-era concept of ‘floriography’ whereby people exchanged secret messages through bouquets of flowers and potted plants.

The event has received widespread coverage in publications such as Balance, Time Out, The Handbook, LondonistCountry & Town House and CultureWhisper

Buy tickets to the workshops here 

BELGRAVIA IN BLOOM; THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

We Are Placemaking have been working with Grosvenor on the annual Belgravia in Bloom festival that will see a flourish of floral activity across the unique streets. This year, the theme of ‘The Language of Flowers’ invites you to uncover the secret meanings behind flowers.

Throughout the festival, Belgravia’s Eccleston Yards and Halkin Arcade will flourish with several free immersive installations. Eccleston Yards will offer creative workshops and Halkin Arcade, off Motcomb Street, will host four Mood Gardens –four small gardens planted to improve mood and relieve stress.

The event has been covered by several publications, see full articles in the CultureWhisper and All In London.

Buy tickets to the workshops here 

NEW WHITE PAPER REVEALS A BOOMING EVENTS SECTOR AND DEBUNKS INDUSTRY MYTHS

“Events are breathing new life into regional economies, boosting local businesses and creating a culturally rich and lucrative future for UK Plc” says a ground-breaking report by Access All Areas, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and We Are the Fair.

The White Paper draws on economics, politics, sociology and technology to make its case, with exclusive insight from the likes of Warehouse Project founder Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Clare Coghill, leader of Waltham Forest Council.

To read more about the white paper, see the three published articles here White Paper reveals the booming events sector, The key to retails future and Groundbreaking events report

LONDON COUNCILS ARE BEING URGED TO CREATE LONG TERM PLANS TO DEVELOP EVENTS

The NTIA speaks to London Live and BBC about the White paper published in conjunction with The Fair’s very own Nick Morgan,  which outlines the economic and cultural benefits of expanding events, bringing together views from business leaders, the police, and local politicians.

Watch the full broadcast 

XMAS BOX AT WEMBLEY PARK; THE SILVANA MAZE

We Are Placemaking installed the Silvana Maze – an immersive light maze with sound scape for a destination lead, day to night, engaging installation. We worked with artist Ben Busche and delivered the incredible Silvana maze over the Christmas period. It was incredibly popular and saw a great amount of press coverage all across London in the lead up to the live days of the installation.

The Silvana Maze was featured in the Time Out in the week leading up to the launch labelling the maze as a hot spot to visit over the winter period! Read the full article 

Also featured in the Londonist was an online article about Wembley Park being the most instagrammbale spot across London.