WHAT WE DO
We work across art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events.
Working across art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, our team can either work with you on one section of a project or develop projects as a whole – from concept to delivery.
"In 2006, they held Northumberland Lights – one of the first lighting festivals in the UK. And then, seven years ago, Kew Gardens came knocking…"
Making the extraordinary happen’
First and foremost we are project managers specialising in:
Events | Productions | Exhibitions | Community Engagement | Logistics | Cultural Regeneration Projects
Since 2004 Culture Creative has worked with many organisations to realise their projects and ambitions.
At Belsay Hall we project managed and produced major contemporary art exhibitions: Picture House and Extraordinary Measures. Alongside curator Judith King our role was to turn complex artistic proposals into reality, working with established and emerging artists and installing significant works by Ron Mueck, Matt Collishaw, Mariele Neudecker and new commissions from Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Julian Opie and others in the house and grounds.
Culture Creative also produce and manage My Christmas Trails in partnership with Sony Music and some of the UK’s most famous properties and gardens including Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Bedgebury Pinetum.
Hiding the magic…’
At the forefront of what we do is client care and being mindful of the day-to-day operational needs of the venues we are in when producing events. We have very high production values and have many ways to ‘hide the magic’ and ensure that our event infrastructure is sympathetic to its daytime surroundings.
For many years Culture Creative worked with the November Club which specialises in site-specific promenade theatre in historic locations. As there are never any backstage areas or wings in the venues they use, everything is visible and done in full view of the audience. Therefore being flexible and able to find solutions to ‘hide the magic’ was key to making these productions work.
Creating unique experiences…’
We are specialists in devising and delivering large-scale outdoor events across the cultural and recreation sectors. From lighting, dance, visual arts, sports and more…
Examples include Brinkburn Music Festival which brought world class music to Northumberland; Electric Glen which was developed by Culture Creative for East Renfrewshire Council, and included production, box office and front of house; the inaugural Kielder Marathon in 2010; and Christmas at Kew which was created by Culture Creative in 2012 and has been managed and produced by the team ever since. In 2018 audiences for this 32 day Christmas event reached almost 200,000.
Sharing good practice…’
We provide advice and guidance to clients and their partners. From programming, business planning, advice and project management - we have provided a wide variety of services over the last ten years and are always up for the next challenge.
In 2012 Culture Creative worked with Festivals and Events International on the commemoration programme for Belfast and the Titanic which culminated in Culture Creative being commissioned to create the launch event for this new £100m Titanic visitor attraction in Belfast.