For the tenth consecutive year we were approached to organize the Chinese new year celebrations for a large Chinese investment bank. Once again we returned to the legendary Quaglinos restaurant in Mayfair to see in the year of the Dragon.
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With a conference during the day, followed by the evening party the exciting challenge was transforming the venue not once, but twice within the same day. For the lunch event we converted the restaurant into a state of the art conference space with a branded set and high resolution LED screens showing company branding and visuals.
During the evening’s party we launched an amazing new technology. We wrapped the room in state of the art video cloth for which no projector is required, the images simply run through the cloth. This meant we could have Chinese dragons and other stunning custom made imagery floating around the room creating an Imax screen feel with spectacular bespoke visuals created for each segment of the evening.
The video cloth helped us to change the theme of the room throughout the evening. It went from being completely oriental as the guests arrived, through to the highlight of the evening – a full live performance by 80′s star Kim Wilde – which was emphasised by creating a disco feel using the video cloth and LED dance floor.
When we were approached by a leading international Concierge company to design a 40th birthday party to a brief including Hollywood, West Ham Football club, Saturday Night Fever and Eastenders We knew this was our kind of party.
Located at Londons historic Shoreditch Town Hall with the threat of snow ever looming we set to work. Our first mission was to create a a Tinseltown spectacle by illuminating the facade of the grand town hall in the Claret and Blue of the clients beloved West Ham with the obligitory red carpet along the entrance corridor edged with searing spotlight beams and walls bathed in claret and blue.
Our next challenge was to re create the Queen Vic pub with the (emphisis on the tacky factor) in the Grand Victorian council chamber with the style and flare we are famous for here at Partridge. Our prop goblins and production team sprung into action and produced a party setting befitting some of Walford’s greatest celebrations. With retro arcade classics, one arm bandits, a fully stocked bar, Queen Victoria figure head and pub sign above the door, even an oscar winning film director was fooled into thinking the bar was part of the original building.
Entertainment was supplied by Gold radios Tony Dibbin in the secret disco room which was unveiled halfway through the night with a huge ghetto blaster dj booth, light up dance floor, colourchanging furniture and a disco themed photo-booth to ensure the guests left with a lasting reminder of their evening.
Heres what our clients said.
I know we have said it before – maybe even too many times – but also from me one last MASSIVE THANK YOU for everything. You have been simply sublime.
You were magnificent – Many thanks.