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Bearded Kitten is an award winning creative production agency that prides itself on bringing innovative ideas to life.
Born from a belief that anything is possible, we combine cutting edge design with an expansive roster of entertainers to deliver truly mind-blowing events – whether it’s brand activations, corporate parties or experiential marketing campaigns, Bearded Kitten has the creativity and passion for taking your activation to the next level.
Experiences define who we are. At Bearded Kitten, we put the audience at the centre of everything we do, creating incredible memories that last forever.
If you can dream it, we can build it. From castles to dungeons, swamps to desserts, double-decker busses to helicopters, we can fabricate any installation at our in-house workshop.
BRINGING BRANDS TO LIFE
Whether it’s a product launch, brand activation, or nationwide marketing campaign our creative ideas and meticulous attention to detail makes Bearded Kitten stand out from the crowd.
“Thank you for all your hard work. You really pulled off a national campaign in just two months.
NOT ON THE HIGH STREET
A COLOURFUL EXPLOSION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Not On The High Street asked Bearded Kitten to design and deliver ‘Colour Saturday’ – an experiential campaign to showcase smaller, creative industries that would stand out amid the chaotic, mass consumption carnage of Black Friday.
We built a 6m high lightbox Christmas tree that featured a selection of products and stories from its retailers, building trees in London, Manchester and Edinburgh to celebrate the inaugural Colour Saturday.
The campaign featured in over 20 national and regional media (from blogs, print to broadcast) reaching 2.4 million people throughout the UK.
CHRISTMAS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
“Bearded Kitten transformed a simple route master into a frozen masterpiece.”
A WINTER WONDERLAND ON WHEELS
Westfield and PR agency Portas approached us to launch the Christmas retail season with a promotional tour of the capital.
We turned a double decker red bus into an ice kingdom – with elves, DJs, mould wine and mince pies – where families could hop aboard and get a taste of Christmas. The experiential tour also featured a visit from an animatronic polar bear, Shrek and Scary Spice.
“From the moment we met you, we knew you were going to up our creativity and production values. However you delivered over and beyond and absolutely blew our wildest expectations.”
SECRETS FROM THE BAYOU…
From the ground up we transformed Bedford Sq. Garden into a livin’ breathin’ Louisiana swamp settlement.
Using double story structures combined with pioneering scenic treatments (employing techniques from film and TV) we designed a huge swamp shack with a crumblin’ roof, a moonshine bar, voodoo chapel and bait shop, as well as an abandoned burned out old car.
We treated guests to an unforgettable immersive experience that has positioned the annual Edelman shindig as one of the hottest invites on the media calendar.
“Has it really been four years now???….
We love your energy creativity and dedication to our events.
Bearded Kitten provides experiential and build solutions for Red Bull across their ever-expanding roster of jaw dropping events.
Recent projects include the design and build of all track obstacles for the hair-raising Soapbox event in London.
Soapbox saw 20,000 spectators head to Alexandra Palace (and millions of others watching on TV) as home made carts bombed down our race track that snaked down through the park to the station.
Other projects include experiential design and delivery for the Air Race and Steeplechase events.
GOOGLE TOY TOWN
“Quite simply our best Christmas party to date. You blew our socks off.“
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
Bearded Kitten events production team designed and built Google Toytown: a magical place where guests met giant robots, ate midnight feasts and partied hard all night with Tinie Tempah.
XBOX ONE LAUNCH
“It was great working with you guys. You really made our event sing and the media reach we got with the zombies and soldiers was outstanding.”
LEICESTER SQ TAKEOVER
The Xbox One global launch began in London by transforming Leicester Square into a giant computer game for a day.
Working closely with national media and the council we coordinated a flash mob of zombies, Roman soldiers and freestyle footballers who stormed the square.
“A massive thank you for all your ideas, work in advance and everything you’ve done to make the South Beach such a success.”
HOT TOWN SUMMER IN THE CITY
Festival Republic approached Bearded Kitten to design the fist ever immersive entertainment area at Benicassim.
Taking inspiration from Miami’s 80s’ new wave scene, we designed and installed a two storey hotel, cocktail bar, 12 tonnes of beach, and three swimming pools.
VAL DE SOIREE
“Bearded Kitten was such a pleasure to work with. Their enthusiasm and passion for events is infectious.”
A REFINED NIGHT IN A VINTAGE SKI LODGE
A large multi-national company came to us with the challenge of turning The Winter Gardens in Canary Wharf into an Alpine village.
We transformed the 50m glass venue into a 1960s ski resort fro the evening complete with bubble lift, ski lodge, snow and… Trevor Nelson.
“The Colosillyum is our longest standing and seminal venue;
The Pyramid Stage of Secret Garden.”
SECRET GARDEN PARTY
THE CASTLE IN THE SKY
For the last six years, we have produced a monstrous 2000 capacity interactive arena for SGP.
Previous incarnations have been a giant bird, a Roman temple and a windmill. This year saw a magical castle appear on the top of the hill.
“The Kittens have worked their socks off to get Winterville up and running in its first year. It looks amazing.”
THE EAST ENDS WINTER WONDERLAND
We based the architecture of the new London Christmas Festival on traditional Flemish style buildings.
The town featured an 8m Clock Tower at its centre with a backlit clock face and huge bell. The entrance arch used CNC-cut Town Houses and backlit frosty LED light features. The central square contained an ice rink and boathouse with a Bavarian wooden bar in the centre.
Winterville welcomed 250,000 guests in its first year.
“We’ve never seen anything quite like it…“
BRINGING CHESS TO LIFE
Junior chess champions from all around the world converged in London for the annual YES to CHESS tournament.
Working closely with Heart Productions we brought chess to life with a comically choreographed human chess battle.
“I was so impressed with everything. The float Bearded Kitten produced for us brought a tear to my eye…”
GAYGLERS AT GOOGLE
CELEBRATION OF PRIDE AND COLOUR
The Gayglers at Google wanted to be the first organisation to have a giant float at Pride London.
Working closely with Westminster Council and the procession organisers we designed, built and toured a giant fluffy rainbow cloud through the crowded streets of London.
THE MANOR HOUSE
“Bearded Kitten really blew the roof off this year.
The Manor was a mega smash.”
BIGGEST HOUSE PARTY EVER!
Based on an interpretation of a giant dolls house, we designed and built a two storey Manor House for 10,000 Lovebox revellers.
Headliners included DJ EZ and 2 Many DJs.
“Bearded Kitten really made the first birthday shine for us. Beyond our wildest expectations.”
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FRANK IS LET LOOSE
Mayfair club favourites the Toy Rooms wanted to transform their venue to pay homage to their main character and party instigator Frank.
London’s elite was treated to a cutting edge art installation featuring a giant board game mural, monopoly board ceiling, and a comic book strip storyboard of Frank’s life plastered around all the walls.
“Bearded Kitten has really added a splash of genius to the new Den space. Our patrons love it.”
BREATHING NEW LIFE
The Collective needed a fresh new look for the launch of their Hub program.
Bearded Kitten was tasked with converting their basement, terrace and event space into a fresh bright and breezy space which could be used for work and play alike.
“The robots were humungous, the train was delightful, and the army soldiers looked so realistic. A true Christmas cracker.”
THE TOYS ARE ALIVE!
Westfield approached us to design an all-singing, all-dancing parade to celebrate the beginning of Christmas.
Humungous toys sprang out of an oversized Christmas present complete with smoke and fireworks.
In total 105 performers took part in the parade that featured a train, giant robots, wind-up ballerinas, army soldiers, elves, teddy bears, jack-in-the-box and, of course, the Big Man himself.
SHOES ARE BORING
“Out of the box thinking is exactly what we needed for this job – Bearded Kitten is in their own league.”
GUERRILLA MARKETING IN SHOREDITCH
Converse and PR Agency Amplify came to us for ideas for experiential activations that would engage their hip 20 – 30s urban demographic in a subversive campaign ‘Shoes are Boring, Wear Sneakers’.
Bearded Kitten bubble wrapped tube stations, started impromptu street parties and hung sneakers as Christmas lights. In total, we reached 1.2 million people in this unconventional urban marketing campaign.
“Bearded Kitten really fused their experiential and festival skills here.
The perfect partner.”
Sure were looking to reach a young and energetic audience that enjoy high-octane living.
We set about designing a high adrenaline experience that appealed to those consumers who want to DO : MORE. The experiential activation of a “reverse bungee” travelled to three music festivals. The campaign reached 200,000 people who engaged with Sure’s brand message.
SMILE HIGH CLUB
“You guys have brought an amazing atmosphere to the Smile High Club.
FAT BOY SLIM
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Working with Fatboy Slim’s team, we were commissioned to design large scale interactive stage pieces to launch the Smile High Club show.
We designed and built a giant ‘Acid Converter’ factory that sprayed thousands of partygoers over the show, as well as 12ft dancing robots that roamed around on stage.
We take on a diverse range of projects – everything from office fit-outs to corporate parties and experiential marketing campaigns. Above everything we champion creativity and attention to detail in everything we do.
We love a challenge. Nearly every job we take on brings up something fresh that we’ve never encountered before. For us, the joy of the creative journey is working with talented and enthusiastic people to produce truly exceptional results.
Bearded Kitten has ten years experience managing events of all shapes and sizes. From conception to delivery we can cater for your every need.
We dream, design and deliver. With onsite fabricators specialising in all manner of materials and techniques Bearded Kitten can tackle even the most bizarre production brief.
Bearded Kitten is an award winning creative production agency, based in London.
In the last year, we are the proud winners of the 2015 UK Event Awards, being presented with the prestigious ‘Corporate Event of the Year’ for the Louisiana Swamp event for Edelman.
We were also shortlisted for the 2016 Festival Supplier Awards for delivering the Best Bespoke Structure at FIB Benicàssim Festival.
EVENT MANAGEMENT LIST OF SERVICES
Event management & full service production
Entertainment booking agency
Event concept, design & styling
AV, lighting & technical production
Bespoke staging design & build
Manufacture of bespoke sets and props
Design and make of bespoke costumes
Costume and Prop Sourcing
Video and content creation
Stage management & show calling
Health & safety
PRODUCTION LIST OF SERVICES
Ground plans/site plans
Risk assessments and method statements
Bespoke staging design
Vinyl graphics, signage and decals
Sculpture and prop making
Soft props and large scale sewing
Ten years experience producing live events, designing experiential campaigns and nurturing new business, Timmy runs Bearded Kitten with his friend Barney.
Founder of Bearded Kitten and brainchild of many pioneering creative event concepts, Barney heads up Bearded Kitten together with his friend Timmy.
Chief creative and designer of unfathomable structures, Joana brings her extensive theatre design background and technical skill to the team.
Experienced production manager and savvy PR/ marketing operator, Dan has a sparkling history, with considerable experience in both the corporate and charity sector.
A lead creative with lots of experience in decor, dressing and design for corporate events, Skye brings a touch of class to any venue installation.
Art department legend and official charmer, Tess manages to fulfil the role of client management and head creative with style and aplomb.
An absolute trooper and chief problem solver, Hannah is a top project manager and has recently worked on big campaigns with Westfield and Fatboy Slim.
Build manager extraordinaire with 15 years experience in construction and a background in art installations, Tommy is the glue between the design and build department.
Connoisseur of many scenery and production techniques, Amalia has ten years experience in theatre, construction film and TV.
Somebody’s gotta stay on top of the mayhem and make sure all the receipts end up in the correct folder, Lara effortlessly keeps our house in order.
With over ten years experience leading experiential campaigns with the NFL, Ben and Jerry’s and Not on the High Street, Lucy is one of our most experienced account managers.
AOIFE VAN LINDEN TOL
Aoife is an experienced production and account manager that has worked extensively in corporate, festival and the arts sector.
A technical designer with a great brain for creative problem solving, Dee can deal with all technical elements of the production process.
King of music, performers, staffing and social marketing, Max keeps the team on their toes with all the latest fads and trends.
With a 20,000 sq. ft. property right in the heart of London’s East End, Bearded Kitten has the space and set up to take on big projects.
0208 986 3708