THE CHANGING FACE OF FAZELEY ….
Things are a-changin at the Studios. Our new tenants, Microsoft games studio Rare, have started moving into their new facilities and when they have settled in we’ll be able to show you what they have created there. Within a month we’ll also have showers installed in the former yoga studio (studio 29) and we’ll be introducing Fazeley Union…
Fazeley Union will be a social cafe kitted out with superfast WiFi, a boardroom/screening room and tenants’ games room. Food will be cooked and prepared on site by a local chef. We’ll fire up the ovens for breakfasts and carry on to after work wine, beers and bar food.
Watch this space for announcements on the opening date, menus (which will include daily changing specials) and an events programme.
Meanwhile, the main spirit of Fazeley Union is not just about the food, but about being the social hub for Digbeth’s digital and creative working community, so our ears are open to any suggestions. If there are certain playlists/events/menu items you would really like to see then drop us a line. It’s your place and we want to make it one you’ll love going to!!
…. AND A NEW FACE IN THE STUDIOS:
Tinker Taylor Films are moving into Fazeley Studios as part of the Studio 16 crew!! The company is owned by RTS Award Winning producer and director Sam Taylor and specialises in shooting on Dvc HD pro, employing BBC crews and post producing in final cut studio. Tinker Taylor also works with a bunch of talented creatives to offer smart graphics, animation, bespoke music composition, prof script writing and VO.
Sam says “We are an easy going professional bunch and are dead excited about our imminent move to Fazeley Studios. We can’t wait to meet everyone! “
BNI LAUNCHES A LUNCHTIME CHAPTER :
BNI is one of the biggest referral organisations in the world (http://www.bni-europe.com/). The idea is that members meet weekly with the purpose of generating business for each other by understanding each others’ services carrying each others’ cards and personally recommending each other to all their contacts.
Usually they are breakfast meetings beginning at 6.45 am but Fazeley Studios is going to be the first lunchtime chapter in the area.
The first meeting is on Wednesday 23rd June and is an information meeting inviting people who might be interested in joining to come along and find out more. If you would like to come please contact Dan Wilcox firstname.lastname@example.org , 07957 398586 (£10 including buffet lunch).
…FIVE BIG NEW WINS FOR STICKEE …
(provious save the tollins site)
Studio 18/19 based digital agency Stickee has had four big new project wins and one great new staff win!
Adam Hinks (who many of you will know) has joined Stickee as Visual Creative and will be in charge of visual communication in proposals and outsourced productions. Stickee has two further positions open for a ‘Technical Creative’ with an understanding of Flash, PHP and Html and a ‘Marketing Creative’ with a strong background in the use of social networks and exceptional copywriting skills.
The new staff will have plenty to keep them busy with Stickees May campaign wins:
- Cecelia Ahern (Harper Collins) – An augmented reality project for successful Irish author Cecelia Ahern. Readers that buy one of her new books will find a Glpyh (code) printed on the inside front cover which they will be able to hold up to their webcam to see an animated 3D world come alive on top of their book. The more books from Ahern’s collection the reader buys, the more interaction and functionality becomes available in the world.
- Save the Tollins (Harper Collins): Stickee’s hit project for www.savethetollins.com is going abroad. Their localised versions will be produced for the French and North American publishers that have bought the distribution rights from Harper Collins.
- World Cup Designer Boxes Microsite (BskyB) – Stickee’s 260th project for BSkyB is a Microsite for Sky’s World Cup designer box collection. 3 artists (Gerald Scarfe, Phil Daniels and Wayne Hemmingway) put together designs which capture their feelings about England and its past World Cup exploits. These were printed onto the Sky HD box and are being sold as collectors’ items through the Microsite Stickee created.
- ProTrek Microsite (Casio) Alan Hinkes, a veteran adventurer, is to climb 39 of the highest county peaks in the UK as part of a world record attempt that is being sponsored by Casio’s ProTrek watch brand. Stickee is creating the site for the campaign which will use social networking to help Alan document his record attempt and encourage the county communities to join in.
…. EASTSIDE PROJECTS LAUNCH…
Book Show is an exhibition of artworks, objects and structures that address the physical form of the book. It features works by artists such as Featuring works by artists including Simon Starling, Nina Beier and Marie Lund and Radim Pesko.
The launch will take place from 6pm – 9pm on Thursday 29th July just round the corner from Fazeley at Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
… AND CREATIVE PLAYGROUND GOES DIGITAL …
Creative Playground is changing format to become Digital Playground with more of a focus on…you guessed it …..digital. The fortnightly socials will move from mid week to Fridays and food will be laid on by Stickee. The next event will be on 25th June. Register for membership and RSVP for the night at www.meetup.com/digital-playground