Tomorrow, 13th July, Trafalgar Square will become the world’s biggest reading corner as it celebrates the Evening Standard’s ‘Get Reading’ campaign. Their campaign partner, Beanstalk, has recently had a huge integrated rebrand by Root which included everything from renaming the company to web design, and we even made a short film which will be screened tomorrow in front of the thousands expected to attend.
The six hour event will feature readings from celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Lily Cole, Rupert Everett and Barbara Windsor. Celebrities unable to attend but still wishing to show their support for such a worthy cause will also be giving readings over video link. This includes the likes of Stephen Fry, Mayor Boris Johnson, Princess Beatrice and Malala Yousafzai (the heroic Pakistani school girl who was shot last year by Taliban extremists for writing a blog promoting education for girls).
Not only will there be readings, but also live performances from Billy Elliot the Musical and the Horrible Histories, as well as book signings and face painting.
This free event promises to be a fantastic day out for people of all ages and is a great way to enjoy the sunny weather.
Doors open at 11am and it is first come first served so get down early to avoid disappointment.
For more information check out:
Root Films’ Svengali featuring Vicky McClure, Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake and Jonny Owen is showing at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Root has developed the brand across all platforms including title and end credits and the website for Svengali and The Prems. The focus of the poster is Dixie (Jonny Owen) - the films central character - standing looking out into the distance, ready to take his first steps on a roller coaster journey through the music industry. The shadows of other characters highlight the eclectic mix of events and individuals along the way, re-inforced by the strap line: ‘Life, love and a band, can he manage it?’.
For more information please visit the Edinburgh Film Festival website: www.edfilmfest.org.uk
Or view and download the 2013 EIFF brochure here.
We are delighted to announce that Svengali has been selected to show at the 67th Edinburgh International
Film Festival. Edinburgh has built a long and established reputation as a mecca for the highest standard of international cinema. Films that have premiered at Edinburgh have included the likes of The Hurt Locker, Billy Elliot, Little Miss Sunshine and many more.
Svengali has also been nominated for the Michael Powell Award; a prize which honours the best British feature film. We will all have our fingers crossed that our charming tale of a welshman called Dixie, who jumps with both feet into the murky waters of the music industry, will warm the hearts of the judges as much
as it warms ours.
For more information on the Svengali please visit:
Exciting news and updates launched tomorrow.
We've been making the most of having street artist RAE in our neighbourhood. He very kindly gave our fire escape a re-working in his own Brooklyn style. There were quite a few folks out to watch as the piece was put up over the weekend - including unusualimage whose shot we're using at the end of the post.
Thanks RAE, see you the next time you're back on the streets on London.
Last night this appeared on the drainpipe outside the studio...
Rae's show at Signal Gallery opens tonight, there may still be time to RSVP.
Brooklyn street artist RAE has a show opening at Signal Gallery on Paul Street next week. If you follow the street art scene or are into contemporary art you wont want to miss this.
"RAE is bringing his lively installations made up of found objects and paintings to the heart of London.
‘Nocturnal Trips’ will be his first UK show and explores his imaginative, playful style. The ‘trips’ refers to his night-time expeditions on the streets to install his works, where he aims to transform the city in his own way. The title is also evocative of the complex thought processes that can happen at night when you’re unwillingly awake: A feverish state of exaggerated ideas. RAE has tried to capture some of the semi-conscious dream state images in the works for his show."
The show runs from 25th Jan - 16th Feb 2013
The private view is on 24th January, see you there!
A studio friend sent us this email today... Recognise the massive R on the shutter?
We unwittingly have become part of a Shoreditch Street Art Walking tour. That will explain the big tourist groups outside the studio every week... FYI - We'll only charge you £2.50 if you want to come and have a look. Thanks again to Ben Eine and Stinkfish for everything.
What an amazing weekend for Team GB, now third in the rankings! Martin and Rob were lucky enough to see some of the action live on Saturday watching a mix of athletics, rowing and basketball. All feeling very proud to be British right now and will be keeping a close eye on the games for the remaining week.
Fresh back from a trip to Las Vegas shooting an album campaign, this image captures the crazy city that never sleeps with a single camera watching over as night falls.
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