We were absolutely delighted to be working alongside Workman LLP this Christmas to help produce their Christmas party celebrations 2020...
Workman is the largest, independent commercial property management and building consultancy firm in the UK and we had been told there was lots of excitement surrounding this annual event!
We knew we had to take things up a notch and get creative considering their employees were unable to meet face-to-face this season. With all 700 employees based across the UK, we wanted to recreate the event experience as best we could.
To do this, we chose to use Hopin as our virtual platform of choice. The layout of Hopin is very similar to the areas you would experience at a physical event. It has a variety of stages, networking zones, breakout rooms, expo area and lots of live chat functions. On top of this, Hopin has plenty of options for customisation and creativity along the way.
All the live activity, performances, awards ceremony and pre-recorded videos were viewed live via the Main Stage that we created.
The event also had 45 festively themed breakout rooms, a festive karaoke room, a Christmas Cocktail making tutorial, some retro games (Pacman and Free Ski) plus much more!
Brendan Magee an employee at Workman was a fantastic host and Britain's Got Talent legend Jon Courtenay absolutely smashed it, both were an absolute pleasure to work with.
The event was a huge success and we received some excellent feedback from our new friends at Workman.
We’ve really loved being a part of the live, online action this year with some fantastic results.
For all your virtual event enquires, please do reach out via our 'Contact' page.
Event: Workman Virtual Christmas Celebrations
This festive season, we didn't want the current pandemic to dampen our Christmas mood. Although it wasn't possible for us to arrange physical events for our clients, we jumped feet first into the world of all things VIRTUAL.
After a tough year for everyone, we wanted to ensure we were creating something special and memorable for our clients and their guests.
First off, the gift boxes and hampers needed to be something to make our clients go "WOW". We paid extra special attention to the style and look of the boxes, as well as only offering top quality gifts and produce inside plus sustainable packaging.
Each box and hamper was jam packed full of tasty treats, jazzy gins and luxury gifts (or Seedlip Drinks for those who fancy something a little different!)
On top of this, we wanted the gifts to compliment the immersive and theatrical gaming experiences we have been offering.
For example, we pitched the concept of a Midwinter themed event to one our clients, which they loved! Each guest received a gorgeous DIY Winter Terrarium kit, which each included a glass lantern, moss, pine cones and decorative lights as well as some delicious snacks to keep them fuelled throughout their event. The aim was for all the guests to create the Winter Terrariums together over Zoom, lighting their way through to Spring!
For the virtual gaming experiences, we teamed up with the excellent Buck Buck games, who have been designing and running unique immersive experiences since 2014, we knew they were going to be right in line with our thinking!
As these events have been such a brilliant success, we will be offering them to clients for the foreseeable future. They make excellent team building activities, company celebrations and general light-hearted fun!
Location: UK Wide
Event: Virtual Celebrations & Immersive Gaming
Theme: Festive Winter Celebrations
With COVID-19 dominating the world right now, the Events Industry has had to learn to get creative and adapt... FAST!
Online Events have taken centre stage for the past few months, switching up the face-to-face to the face-to-computer.
We for one, hope this won't be the case for the long-term future. We are certainly missing the buzz of a live event space and interacting with people on site, however, it's a great way of filling the gap and keeping us all taking.
Here at Melt Productions we have been lucky enough to work on some really fantastic online events already.
We have been offering Online Event Management, Logistics, Digital Marketing and Design services.
To discuss your online event requirements, please get in touch via the Contact Us page on our website.
Last week marked the inaugural event of The Long Time Sessions... And what a fantastic event it was!
For this project, we have been working alongside The Long Time Project assisting them with the Marketing, Artwork and Event Management of their series of live, online events.
The Long Time Sessions is a fortnightly event series on cultivating care for the world beyond our lifetimes.
Bringing together leading thinkers and doers from art, culture, philosophy, science, technology, law, finance and politics to take a longer view. Speakers explore how engaging with the long-term can change the way we act in the short term.
The Long Time Sessions are organised by The Long Time Project, in collaboration with the RSA and the General Ecology Network at the Serpentine Galleries.
You can discover more about the series via their website: https://www.thelongtimeproject.org
Event: The Long Time Sessions
Theme: Online Talks and Lectures
From the Melt Workshop to the Drive-In Cinema... We've really enjoyed working on this installation for the Pub In The Park tour this summer. Working in collaboration with Angeline Carrozza, we collectively produced three of these impressive 3 metre high signs.
We're really excited to see how the Events Industry has diversified during this time, the concept of Drive-In Cinemas being one of them.
Who knows what the future of events will be, but we're feeling positive!
Location: UK Tour
Event: Tom Kerridge & Friends Pub In The Park, Drive-In Cinema
Theme: Drive-In Cinema
Part of the creative side to our business here at Melt Productions involves a lot of Event Styling and introducing stunning decor concepts to your event... And guess what, we absolutely love it!
Adding colour to your party using anything from flowers to gorgeous drapes and Persian rugs, to using feature lighting to show your venue (quite literally) a totally new light. The Melt Productions creative team pride themselves on bringing things to your event that your guests will continue to talk about for a very long time.
So, are you getting married this year? Or planning a party? We have a vast range of stunning decor that is available to hire.
Alternatively why not speak to one of our professional Event Stylists who can help make your next event simply magical!
Take a look at some of our latest work in the images below.
A full Event Production package delivered by Melt Productions on behalf of Chippenham BID and Chippenham Town Council.
This years' theme for the Christmas Lights Switch On was 'Enchanted Christmas', which included things such as a giant animatronic Polar Bear, dancing Reindeer on stilts, a giant Ice Castle and Ice Throne 'Selfie Booth' with walkabout actors, plenty of activities for children and If that wasn't enough, there was also a jam packed Christmas Market that lined the High Street.
The main stage included a variety of performances from local dance groups and musicians, abseiling Santa made an appearance and the light switch on itself was done by Gogglebox Star and Queen of the I'm A Celeb Jungle, Scarlett Moffatt!
A fantastic event which we are delighted to see was a huge success! Want to discuss your next event? Contact one of our team today: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Event: Enchanted Christmas - Christmas Lights Switch On
Theme: Enchanted Christmas
Video by Trago Studio
Working alongside Chippenham Connected and Chippenham Town Council to produce their annual Soap Box Derby event.
A highly anticipated event for many local residents and businesses to the town.
The Melt Productions team successfully built a 100m race track running right through the centre of the high street. With thousands of spectators throughout the day, the health and safety for all spectators and race teams were paramount and the event ran without a hitch!
Event Production, Event Design and Event Management all by Melt Productions.
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Event: Soap Box Derby
Theme: Racing and Sport
Video by Trago Studio
In partnership with Chippenham Connected, our brief was to create an all inclusive 10 day pop-up, green event space in the heart of Chippenham town centre.
A place for locals and visitors to the town to come and enjoy, with a full programme of different activities and events happening each day.
Each day promoted a different local business, organisation or charity from within the Wiltshire Town community.
Events programmed by Melt Productions included; Late Night Comedy, Antiques Valuation Day, Great Chippenham Bake Off, Charity Days, Live Music and much, much more!
Event Production, Event Programming and Marketing all by Melt Productions.
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Event: The Summer Garden
Theme: 10 Day Activation
Our team traveled all the way to Barcelona to install our Smoothie Bikes in the Health and Wellbeing area at Cisco Live 2019.
With over 16,000 delegates at each day of the event, attendees were able to create and blend their own delicious smoothies throughout the week. (A very busy and successful event for our team!)
Melt Productions supplied all staffing, equipment, supplies and ingredients, fresh and frozen fruit, risk assessments and travel.
Our bikes were branded specifically for the event, as were our staff uniforms that were also designed and printed in house.
To discuss with us your requirements, please get in touch with one of the team via the Contact page.
Location: Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Event: Cisco Live Europe (#CLEUR)
Theme: 5 Day Corporate Event
A few pictures from last nights fantastic event! This was a complete Melt Production from start to finish on behalf on Kene Partners. From venue sourcing at the incredible The Flowerpot Hoxton, to production and decor, to Event Management.
We also created a Christmas inspired gin pairing experience where guests could sample a range of delicious Christmassy gins, whilst also creating their own cocktail using tasty tonics, fruits and botanicals! We included our new ‘Avant Garden’ Melt Bar, an ‘Evolution Of Gaming’ zone, a top notch DJ, a bespoke Ice Luge and delicious canapés and bowl foods from N5 Kitchen.
Thank you to all our staff and crew for another unforgettable night...
Location: The Flowerpot Hoxton, London
Event: Kene Partners Christmas Party
Theme: Celebration and Networking
☀️ From daytime, to nighttime... 🌓 The Melt Productions team can transform your home, garden, workspace and much more into something magical... We can provide you with everything you need to throw an unforgettable event... Mike’s #Glastonbury themed 50th is set up and ready to go on what is looking to be one of the hottest days of the year! Enjoy the celebrations!
Location: Private Home, Bath, Somerset
Event: 50th Birthday Party
Theme: Glastonbury Festival
In 2015 Melt Productions took it upon themselves to create and produce Bristol's first ever sport and music festival... Now heading into our fifth successful year, South West 7s is quickly becoming one of the biggest multi-sport and music festivals in the South West of England.
Read on to find out more about SW7s...
"A Celebration Of The Finest Sport & Music From Across The UK,
Hosted In The Rugby Heartland Of The South-West..."
Soaring towards becoming one of the biggest multi-sports festivals across the area, South West 7s celebrates sport and music from a grassroots level up...
With Rugby 7s at its heart, come and enjoy a weekend of fast paced sport, incredible live music, food, drink and camping every June!
Open to families, local businesses, charities, traders and suppliers – the team behind SW7s have created the firm foundations for a new and exciting event to come to the South West!
Enter your team now at: www.southwest7s.co.uk or purchase your tickets... #SW719 is shaping up to be another great event!
Location: Cleve RFC, Bristol
Theme: Sport and Music Festival
Once again, Melt Productions have been turning our clients concept and design into a reality...
Melt Productions supplied all staging, scenic, stage management, truss and truss rigging for a high-end Conference and Awards ceremony for Bentley Systems taking place over 3 days at the stunning London Hilton Metropole last week.
For the conference the brief was to build a truss structure and frame to disguise a 13m curved screen provided by VER.
We then worked to a scenic design and brief creating bespoke fan element which added an impactful look for the Awards Ceremony stage.
Check out the results below and follow our journey from the workshop to the finished product...
Location: London Hilton Metropole
Event: Bentley Systems - The Year In Infrastructure Conference & Awards Ceremony
Theme: Award Ceremony and Conference
For the forth year running, Melt Productions have taken the Stage Management services on behalf of the BBC at their annual flagship event ‘BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals’. Overseeing a full schedule over two stages, dealing with huge variety of both live and pre-recorded radio and TV programmes from across the BBC networks, from Radio 2 'Steve Wright In The Afternoon' to the live BBC Radio 4 Comedy Awards. Melt provided full technical stage management, which also included pre-event production and liaison with each BBC programme team, on the ground coordination and briefing of sound, lighting and AV teams and Show Calling.
...Until next year!
Location: George Herriot's School, Edinburgh
Event: The Edinburgh Fringe
Theme: Live TV and Radio Broadcasting
Melt recently got commissioned to create some very special bespoke props for a high end client involved with a prestigious sporting event in London.
As you'll see in the video below, this was a meticulous process, but the results were totally worth it.
Designed and built by our in house design and decor team.
Taking place at the prestigious Passenger Shed next to Bristol Temple Meads station, Melt Productions produced an Enchanted Forest themed ball for the University of Bristol. This was an entire Melt Event Production package. From event theming, marketing package, AV, lighting, sound, catering, artist management (Alfresco Disco) and mobile event bars from Melt Bars.
Location: The Passenger Shed, Bristol
Theme: Lady Wonderful's 'Secret Forest Disco'
Melt Productions were hired to create bespoke props for a high profile film launch taking place at a Waterski centre on the outskirts of London. As well as props, we were asked to theme and decorate the entire look of the Waterski centre into a tropical island of which we did receiving fantastic feedback from the client.
Location: Uxbridge, London
Theme: Tropical Island
From a very rustic bare barn, to a beautiful Independence Day themed ballroom. Once again Melt Productions transformed this venue from scratch through our creative eye and decor skills.
For all enquiries, just head over to our 'Contact' page.
Location: Private Farmland, Wiltshire
Theme: Independence Day
A few examples of our most recent projects...