As a London Event Photographer it was a pleasure once again to document the Creative Circle Awards at the legendary Roundhouse.
This is the second year the Creative Circle Honors night have been staged at the Roundhouse. It’s a venue with a rich and varied past. Working here as a London Event Photographer was particularly poignant for me. I once lived a stones throw away in Primrose Hill in the 1980′s. At this time it was virtually derelict and inhabited by pigeons and squatters. It’s great to see that it’s now one of London’s premier venues.
The Creative Circle (aka The Advertising Circle of Great Britain) is a distinguished educational awards body. It was founded way back in 1945. It claims to be the oldest advertising and marketing awards body in Europe. The Creative Circle’s mission is to promote creative excellence, shares knowledge, experience and supports young creatives. As a London Event Photographer previous from the advertising industry it was an honour to be asked to cover this event. Not only because of the prestige but also because I’m surrounded by such awesome talent both established and emerging.
The ceremony was hosted by Ed Morris, Jeremy Green and Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman. Before the awards ceremony began dinner was served by premium event catering company, The London Kitchen. There were 22 category awards in total with the finale being the Presidents award presented by Ed Morris. Edith Bowman read out each nomination as the work played overhead on giant screens. Then each of the winners received a circular segment crafted from precision moulded concrete. The sum total of each award created a complete circle of concrete. Last year each segment was created from wood. If you have a moment take some time out to look up the winners and their work. Especially the Refuge film ‘Don’t Cover it Up’ which won BBH a well deserved Gold of Golds.
There were many magical moments during the evening. One came when Ed Morris beckoned two students that had tweeted him earlier to join him on stage. Ed challenged the audience of Creative Directors to offer the students a placement. Within seconds the Creative Circle had accomplished another mission!
The entertainment highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the highly acclaimed band Night Engine. Also named as the band to watch in 2013 by The Guardian. Another reason why I love being a London Event Photographer.