Posted on November 1st, 2016 in Fashion PR,History PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day.
As Halloween ends and Christmas descends rapidly upon us, it seems only right that Burberry kick off the festive season with their latest star-studded campaign. The British heritage brand have released a 3-minute film trailer entitled ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’, celebrating the life of the Burberry founder and starring a host of celebrities including Sienna Miller, Lily James, Domhnall Gleeson and Dominic West.
“This Christmas, as we celebrate our 160th anniversary we wanted to tell the story of Thomas Burberry – pioneer, inventor, innovator, and the man behind the iconic trench coat – in our own words,” said Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer, Christopher Bailey. ‘The film we have made is a brief glimpse inspired by his full and extraordinary life, which threaded its way through the history of the twentieth century in all its tumultuous highs and lows.’
Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson takes the lead role, with Sienna Miller playing his first fictional love. The film focuses particularly on the role Burberry played in creating ground-breaking fabrics which would be used by the military, in aviation and by Arctic explorers, particularly revered for their waterproof yet comfortable qualities.
The short was written by Academy Award-nominated Matt Charman and directed by Academy Award-winning Asif Kapadia. Watch the video for yourself below:
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.
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.
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.
Posted on July 6th, 2016 in History PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day.
This week marks 100 years since thousands of soldiers sadly lost their lives on the Somme battlefield to fight the German Empire.
Those who were lost were remembered by hundreds of men across the country in a powerful tribute, which saw them gather at train stations suited up in replica WW1 military uniforms. The moving living memorial created by Jeremy Deller a Turner prize-winning artist, saw men silently hand out business cards on which printed are the names of those who died at the Somme, the battalion in which they fought, the date of their death and their age.
Volunteers from theatre companies across the UK broke into renditions of ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here, sung in the Allied trenches to the tune of Auld Lang Syne.
Commuters have been stopped in their tracks by the theatrical performance and have been using the hashtag #WeAreHere, throughout the morning to share their pictures of the young ‘soldiers’. Further pictures and videos clips are collated at the website Because We Are Here.
Twitter user Mar Dixon, commented: “I can’t tell you how powerful it is seeing them leave – probably knowing they aren’t coming back.”. Celebrities such as Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow and comedian Dawn French, have also commented on the heart-warming act.
In a time when we’re faced with uncertainty, this haunting and thought provoking tribute should hopefully bring us together across the country, so that we can remember those who lost their lives on this tragic day.
Posted on November 5th, 2009 in DVD PR,History PR.
The David Starkey Collection is a dramatic eight disc edition box set, charting the history of our country and a one stop look at the entire series of Monarchy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth. The David Starkey Collection Box Set is available to own on DVD on Monday 16th November courtesy of 4DVD.
David Starkey is one of the UK’s most outstanding academics and a leading constitutional and monarchy expert. The eminent historian provides an in-depth examination of Europe’s oldest surviving political institution and its relationship with the English people, Parliament, laws and land throughout history.
It is, however, more than just the biographies of the royals of England – the knowledgeable presenter uses his unique and engaging gift as a communicator to bring the colourful characters of these powerful individuals to life.
Over eight discs explore the political and ideological history of the English monarchy, from its rich heritage, the victorious battles and dramatic defeats.
For review and competition copies please contact Taylor Herring PR 0208 206 5151