Creative team heads to Dubai to lay on a cracker of a show
Edinburgh-based 20/20 Productions has been appointed to stage and produce the high profile St Andrews Ball in Dubai on November 17.
This year’s annual event – run by the Scottish Association – will host more than 500 guests, including the consulate-general from the British Embassy and heads of the Welsh Social Club, Irish and St George’s Society, and will be compered by GlobalScot member and well-known industry figure John Deykin.
This latest contract win for the event production, creative communication and digital agency follows a series of work on similarly high profile international events, including the Gulf’s GPCA Annual Forum.
It has produced a short introductory film for the occasion – a first for the international event – using donated footage from VisitScotland to explore the theme ‘So you think you know Scotland?’
There will also be a live stream screen, for which 20/20 Productions will provide top end equipment, professional crew, high quality sound system and stage lighting.
Entertainment will be provided by ‘flaming piper’ Duncan Knight and Scottish Rock band Celtica, local Emirati break-dancers Swat Crew and the Highland Hotties, and Ceilidh band Whisky Kiss.
Sharon Milne Castell, events coordinator at the Scottish Association, said: “We’re delighted to have the very talented 20/20 Productions team supporting us this year. Hugely experienced, they are adding substantial production value by using the latest digital audio visual equipment and stage setting, whilst ensuring the traditional and more formal elements of this historical event are maintained.”
Craig Munro, senior producer at 20/20 Productions, said: “As we firmly plant our feet in the Gulf region, since opening a Dubai office last year, this has offered a great opportunity for the team to work with a long-established Society which has such a far-reaching cross-cultural ethos and spirit. We have a real affinity with this unique event and are excited to give it the 20/20 Productions treatment.
“Using our expertise and high-end equipment, the stage set has been specially designed and branded and the whole event will be a very different visual experience for guests from previous years.”