Jerusalem

 

Tonight's your last chance to see the 5 star reviewed Scottish premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem at Adam House theatre, curtain up at 7:30pm.  Delighted to be asked to take the front of house and publicity shots for what really is a great show.  Check out the review, the press preview and full details on tickets etc from the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group's website.

 

This evening (Sat), 7:30pm, Adam House Theatre, Chambers Street.  Tickets £10

 

Britain From The Air

Delighted to be asked by the Royal Geographical Survey to take press photos for the official launch of their "Britain from the Air" exhibition - with the even more delightful Mr Michael Palin!  

If you haven't noticed the exhibition (consult optometrist immediately) it's a huge display across the city that features stunning images from across Britain, including 11 new panels specifically commissioned for its appearance in Edinburgh; made possible through partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is in front of the Sheraton in Conference Square and features a huge 'walk-on' map that acts as a key to all the locations featured in the display.

A brilliant walking tour through the city, particularly with some nice weather beginning to show up, you'll find more information online, or by picking up a leaflet from the information kiosk on the Princes Street side of Castle Street.

 

Go West!

We've been busily working away to create Connect at West Edinburgh,  a new initiative that seeks to matchmake office space in 10 business parks to the west of the city, with the companies hoping to make Edinburgh their home.  

A joint project with the City of Edinburgh Council, EBF and property companies within the city, it will be unveiled this week at MIPIM, the leading international real estate fair for potential investors into the city economy; following a successful launch in Edinburgh last week. 

We developed a brand that symbolises one of the key aspects of West Edinburgh.  Whether looking at superfast broadband, excellent road connections, bus services or rail access, West Edinburgh enjoys some of the best connections in the city and offers about 5 million sq ft of prime office space.  The Connect logo evokes ideas of both a transport map and a circuit board, combining this important infrastructure message. We've also delivered a website which showcases the opportunities available to businesses and contains useful information about locating your business in the west of the city.

As news about opportunities and events comes to us, we'll continue to update the site blog over the coming months.  If your business is based out in West Edinburgh and you'd like to tell us why it's been great for you, you should email our dedicated address, westedinburgh@prettybright.co.uk to tell us about it!  West Edinburgh is also on twitter.

 

Bringing the outside in...

Perhaps this doesn't sound too inviting on these cold wintry days, but it's exactly what we helped our friend Wallace Shaw (above) from Wallace's Arthouse Scotland to do in one of his reception rooms.

Wallace had a hankering to bring his room to life by creating a feature wall across his bank of four huge storage cupboards...  Originally toying with projection or sketching directly onto the surface, we suggested a custom vinyl wallpaper, designed to his specification to display a high-contrast forest glade.

Finding the right picture, we set to work measuring the panels, scaling and setting the artwork and calling our amazing print suppliers who made the final magic happen.  It's a very technical job to get just right (trying to make sure there's a tree trunk along all those shut lines!) and we're delighted with the results.


If you're ever looking for a great place to stay in Edinburgh, you need to meet Wallace.  He's awfully sociable and runs absolutely the nicest boutique B&B we've ever come across.  

Find out more or say hello at www.wallacesarthousescotland.com

What do you think?

 

World class welcome on St Stephen Street

 

We've really enjoyed working with the businesses on St Stephen Street in Stockbridge, Edinburgh to celebrate their achievements in becoming Scotland's first WorldHost accredited retail street.

Designing some brightly coloured post-wraps, banners and street stencils, we hope people will be encouraged to explore the brilliant boutiques, exciting eateries and characterful bars along the street.  It's a great place to find unique gifts and make new discoveries when visiting Stockbridge and the business owners really are fanstastically friendly and helpful.  

People overuse the phrase 'best kept secret' all the time, but in St Stephen Street, shops and bars and eateries are tucked away between beautiful Georgian residential properties often with the basements occupied by unique shops just below street level.  Locals in the know visit often, but not everyone realises the wealth of new discoveries a walk along the whole street can bring.

Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, business owners in Stockbridge undertook WorldHost training and accreditation to recognise the superb customer service available when you support local, independent retailers.  If you haven't experienced St Stephen Street, it's well worth a visit.

The Great Polish Map of Scotland

We've been working with MAPA Scotland to raise awareness of the great Polish map of Scotland in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel at Eddleston in the Borders. A vast concrete relief map built by Polish volunteers, its an important icon of the enduring cultural and historic ties between Scotland and Poland. 

Discovering Edinburgh's Town Centres

Over the weekend, some artwork is being installed around the city highlighting the vibrant local centres in Edinburgh, each one a destination in their own right. From the Corstorphine to Portobello, Edinburgh's local centres boast unique and independent retail, restaurants and leisure opportunities each with their own individual character.

Handy maps showing locations and bus-routes have been incorporated where space permits, or you can get your own 'Discover Edinburgh's Secrets' map from the City of Edinburgh Council.

We've tried to capture different aspects of all the unique local centres in creating both the artwork and maps for the Council.

Pastel Scotland


We've recently helped our lovely friend over at www.pastelscotland.com get online and share some of her vibrant pastel images with the world wide web.

If you'd like some unique artwork painted in and often inspired by Scotland, check it out...

Impact of CyberCrime?

Well, our website domain server was supposedly taken out along with thousands of others. Apologies to anyone for the inconvenience. There's more about the issue here. Hacker group 'Anonymous' are apparently claiming responsibility...

We used the time to update our clients page... Hope you like!

GoDaddy

Shared vision for Edinburgh City Centre

 

 

We designed a series of focus groups for Essential Edinburgh, the City Centre's Business Improvement District. The objective was to understand the issues that they should either champion or challenge on behalf of their membership; then find a way of describing the City Centre that businesses within the BID would like to see develop in the future. This 'Vision Book' is the result, a shared vision for Scotland's capital city, written for its city centre businesses

Calor Gas

Continuing our series of web episodes for the Scottish Business Crime Centre, we spoke with Alistair Todd from Calor Gas about the serious risks caused by theft and misuse of their gas cylinders.

From forklift trucks to central heating, Calor provide essential energy for businesses and for consumers - often in areas beyond the reach of conventional piped networks. While health and safety in the handling of butane and propane is of paramount importance to Calor, metal thieves who target gas cylinders put themselves and those around them at serious risk.

Tollcross Passport

 



We've been working on a campaign with the City of Edinburgh Council that's all about Building Stronger Town Centres. Hot on the heels of the West End Passport, we're keen to encourage people to discover the diverse and different businesses in Tollcross with a publication created in partnership with their local Tollcross Traders Association.

 

 

 

 

Network Rail - The consequences of Metal Theft

The Scottish Business Crime Centre launched its new Metal Theft Website last month to raise awareness of the real problems caused to businesses, communities and the Scottish economy by the theft of metal from infrastructure and properties. In the first of a series of videos for the SBCC, we speak with David Simpson, Route Managing Director of Network Rail to understand how this particularly dangerous type of crime impacts on the railway and railway users from delays, to passenger safety and the cost of a train ticket

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue

Metal theft is taken incredibly seriously by the Fire Service. It risks the lives of firefighters when attending fires and threatens the economic well-being of businesses and communities across Scotland.

Discover Edinburgh's West End

We've enjoyed producing a "West End Passport" for the City of Edinburgh Council as a promotional tool for this area of the city.

 

 

Easily explored from the city centre, Edinburgh’s West End is a vibrant and eclectic mix of highly individual shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and more. Alongside big name brands, you’ll discover a bustling group of independent, unique and characterful businesses, each with something special to offer.

 

Scottish Commercial Crime Group Conference, Hampden 2012

Working to raise awareness of the very real threats of commercial and financial crime, the Scottish Business Crime Centre hosted this year's Commercial Crime conference at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

We produced this video to sum up some of the main issues of the day, and spread the word to businesses across Scotland online.

eCrime Conference 2012

We were delighted to attend the first ever eCrime Summit in Scotland and work with the Scottish Business Crime Centre to help make businesses aware of the very real risks of online crime and to take steps to make themselves more resilient and secure.

Pandamonium in Corstorphine :-)

 

Home to Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine has seen a lot of media attention this year as the home of giant pandas Sunshine an Sweetie.

With their help, the City of Edinburgh Council wants to let people know about the great selection of shops, services, eateries and businesses that call Corstorphine home. We captured things on camera, to create a number of banners can be seen on lamp-posts in the area.

There's also a chance to find and win a gorgeous Panda soft-toy each month, hidden away in a local business. To find out more and get clues, follow @edinshopper on twitter.

A Night in Monte-Carlo

The Spirit of Life fundraising event this year raised over £28,000 on the night for Meningitis Research Foundation. We were delighted to get a great soundtrack to accompany this quick reminder of a fabulous evening. To find out more about the vital work of Meningitis Research Foundation, visit www.meningitis.org

This spectacular soirée was designed and delivered by the amazing people at i2detail... if you need great creative inspiration for high-profile events, get in touch - www.i2detail.co.uk