Katie HyamsBAFTA 195 Piccadilly was thrilled to be hosting the latest Red Network event on 30 May, which saw Arianna Huffington in conversation with Red editor-in-chief Sarah Bailey on stage in the Princess Anne Theatre. Having founded The Huffington Post, Arianna discussed the ideas in her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Happier Life, in which she challenges how we define success and encourages a greater focus on wellbeing. For more information on this and more Red Networking events, please go to our blog .
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly is proud to be the host venue of a newly launched, unique London-based event: Creative Week. Running from 2-6 June 2014, the event is aimed at everyone working within the worlds of television, film, advertising and media and has the backing of leading industry titles Broadcast, Screen International and shots, as well as reference titles BRAD and ALF. The event will consist of a unique programme of seminars, thought-leadership sessions and social networking opportunities. Twitter, BBC, Sky, Facebook, Warner Bros. Entertainment, YouTube/Google, Channel 4, ITV, The Equality and Human Rights Commission, Creative Skillset and The TV Collective have all confirmed their speakers at this exciting event.
Day and week delegate passes can be purchased by visiting the Creative Week website .
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly was pleased to be staging Edible Cinema in conjunction with Soho House and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE™ in May. With a special screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet guests were able to enjoy the screening accompanied by an array of delicious dishes inspired by the film. Hosted in the spectacular Princess Anne Theatre, guests were treated to an edible adventure through the box office smash hit, receiving a selection of numbered boxes at the start of the evening, to be opened and enjoyed at specific points throughout the film.
The event proved incredibly popular and due to popular demand, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly and Edible Cinema will be teaming up for more screenings again later this year. Watch this space!
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, the iconic BAFTA members’ club in London, has achieved significant growth over the past 2 years, reversing the industry trend over this period. This announcement comes in tandem with the appointment of Julian Shaw, formerly a Director at the Gorgeous Group, as the venue’s new Director. Click here to read the full report.
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly is delighted to be hosting Advertising Week Europe for a second successive year, with the 2013 festival's London debut having proved a great success. From 31 March - 4 April, thousands of the world's brightest creative minds will descend upon London for the world's biggest advertising festival, with BAFTA 195 Piccadilly set to host an array of stimulating seminars from some of the most talented in the industry.
With seminars scheduled from such dynamic companies as Facebook and Spotify, and celebrity speakers such as Idris Elba and Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood in the lineup, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with all at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly greatly excited to be playing host for the second year running. Tickets for the festival are now available and can be purchased at the official Advertising Week Europe website.
On Wednesday 19 February, Emerald Street – the daily newsletter from the people behind Stylist – hosted a special reader's screening of the acclaimed Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's enthralling homage to Tennessee Williams with Kate Blanchett in the lead role. The film has been nominated for no fewer than three EE British Academy Film Awards, and the evening was introduced by BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry.
The film preceded by a Champagne Taittinger reception, with attendees sampling the canapés created by Head Chef Anton for the Film Awards ceremony itself.
On 22nd January 2014, we had the pleasure of hosting the latest Red Network event, which was an exclusive screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Once more we have teamed up with Red magazine to bring its readers a private screening of this acclaimed film starring Idris Elba and Naomie. Click here to read more.
On 15th November we welcomed guests to our second annual Christmas Shopping Evening, offering members and clients the exclusive opportunity to stock up on Christmas goodies. From cases of Champagne Taittinger to boxes of hand-crafted delicacies from Hotel Chocolat, guests took advantage of special discount rates across the board whilst sipping on delicious mulled wine and festive treats. Click here to read more.
Following the success of the inaugural edition of Advertising Week Europe, the event will return to London in 2014; 31st March – 4th April.
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly will once again play host to Advertising Week Europe as the central location for its thought leadership programme. Advertising Week Europe is a week-long celebration of inspiration.
The Week is grounded in thought leadership uniting a broad cross-section of industry leaders from the client, creative and media community within the world of popular culture.
Matt Scheckner, Advertising Week Europe Executive Director commented: “Having just completed our tenth anniversary in New York City, all eyes are now focused on our second voyage across the Atlantic and elevating our game once again to deliver for London and the broader European community.”
Susan Holding, Head of Business Strategy, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly said: “The inaugural Advertising Week Europe, held at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, in March was a huge success and we’re delighted to be hosting The Week for its return to London next year.”