Islington Square – Festival of Culture

BACKGROUND

Everything happens at the Islington Square Festival of Culture.

Islington Square is a 4.5 acre mixed-use regeneration project transforming the former North London Mail Centre into a new place to live, shop and spend time.

Fronting Upper Street, just by the Almeida Theatre, Islington Square will contain leisure, residential, restaurant and retail space intended to add to the diversity of independent and national retailers in the area.

The Festival of Culture was a spectacular event hosted by Islington Square in celebration of history, culture, family and the future – everything that Islington Square will embody.

In association with Redleaf Communications, The Fair were approached to produce a full Festival within a working construction site including the following programme:

—   International Live Music Acts and busking performances
—   Pop up cinema
—   Community Gardening workshop
—   Street Food Market
—   Theatre and Dance performances
—   Children’s entertainment
—   Spectacular video mapping display

CHALLENGE

—   To produce a festival in an in use construction site including licensing.

—   To adhere to site rules of an operational construction site.

—   Work closely with the local authorities and residents to minimise public disturbance.

—   Manage the entire festival delivery including site production, technical production, security management, artist bookings, scheduling and licensing.

—   Oversee all health and safety leading up to, during and after the event.

DELIVERY

  • —   Full festival production management.—   Opening VIP night for stakeholders, project managers and new buyers.—   Supplier sourcing, engagement and management.

    —   Concession Management.

    —   Technical production and advancing.

    —   Venue engagement and management

    —   Health and Safety management.

    —   Collection and checking of all method statements, risk assessments, completion certificates and public and employee liability insurance certificates.

    —   Monitoring and coordinating safety performance.

    —   Booking and managing festival talent.

RESULTS

—   License application approved.

—   The first festival hosted within a construction site.

—   Over 8,000 attendees over 3 days.

—   Positive feedback from all stakeholders and attendees of the event.

Our Offices

The Fair are an award winning event and festival production agency based in Shoreditch, London. We are experts in large scale Event Production & Event Management, Event Health & Safety Management & Festival Production. We are focused on three things; quality, safety and budget and from concept to delivery, we believe in providing the best possible experience for our clients and audiences. Take a look at our services & case studies and follow us @wearethefair and on LinkedIn to hear about our latest news.

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