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Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary

Posted on September 6th, 2016 in Arts PR,Attraction PR,History PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day.

This weekend saw London mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, featuring burning a 120-metre-long model and 4 miles of collapsing dominoes.

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Over 500 volunteers meticulously placed 23,000 breeze blocks throughout London, starting from Monument and making its way through the Gherkin, St. Pauls and finally bursting into flames at Barbican. The excitement was contagious, as Londoners and tourists followed the dominoes through the cities gardens, markets and even churches.

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Continuing to mark the commemorative date, a sculpture of 17th century London was lit as crowds gathered on the Thames to watch the flames. The festivities continue at the Museum of London, where themed walks, tours and workshops will take place.

Airbnb does Van Gogh

Posted on February 12th, 2016 in Arts PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR,Travel PR.

In order to promote an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh’s most famous paintings — The Bedroom — as a rentable room on Airbnb.

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This is the ‘Bedroom in Arles’ by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the impoverished artist’s most famous works.

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The room is layed out exactly like the painting, while the walls and floor are painted in the same impressionistic style that Van Gogh is famous for.

The room will only set you back $10 a night – and the story has gone international.

Airbnb are proving, time after time, that it’s a brand happy to try/get involved things that are a little bit unusual and daring, and that strategy is reaping rewards.

[h/t The Guardian]

London’s History in Paper

Posted on January 26th, 2016 in Arts PR,brand PR,Consumer PR,Digital PR.

The history of London is colourful, extensive and ever changing. In the recent work done under London for the Crossrail line a number of important archaeological artefacts were discovered, shedding light on a number of important events in London’s history.

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National Geographic were inspired by the discoveries and set out to make a monument to the capital’s past; something spanning the 40,000 year history and capturing a number of critical moments along the way.

The end product is a gorgeous video chronicling London through the ages, but made entirely of paper. You can watch the haunting and beautiful video in its entirety below:

You can also read the fascinating piece that inspired this video here.

The video has made a number of outlets online and its popularity is growing.

The Man with the Golden Typewriter

Posted on November 4th, 2015 in Arts PR,Book PR,Charity PR,Digital PR,Radio PR,Taylor Herring PR,Technology PR.

The story of James Bond is one that has captivated the world for years. The international spy, renowned ladies man and connoisseur of the classic Martini has wowed audiences and set pulses racing in a body of work that has spanned countries, actors and generations. Behind it all, though, remains one man; Ian Fleming.

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The acclaimed author’s work has inspired millions and today Audible, the audiobook company, have released The Man with the Golden Typewriter; a fascinating look behind the scenes of the great man’s life, as told by him.

This audiobook, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, Black Books, The Devil You Know), is a detailed collection of letters written from Fleming’s famous golden typewriter to all manner of people. From fans to his wife, critics to publishers these letters chronicle the development of the 007 story in a fascinating, often funny, but always human way.

This book is available for free when you sign up to Audible UK.