July 16, 2015

Unity Culture Club: On Your Radar – 17.07.15

Here’s your weekly co. mailer, featuring a host of handpicked recommendations from the left-field of London’s arts and culture world.

Lock down your aerials…

1. GEEKS REJOICE! COMIC CON COMES TO LONDON

London Film & Comic Con is bringing some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics to the capital this weekend. Michael J Fox, Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Lloyd are among the icons of the silver screen heading to London’s Olympia.

Zones to watch out for include an area dedicated to the growing homemade Cosplay trend, an anime zone and even an area of the show devoted to the best of retro gaming action.

Comic Con will impress fans with a host of fun activities; including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and film memorabilia to browse.

WHERE? London Olympia
WHEN? July 17th to 19th

Find out more

2. A TOTAL WIPEOUT ADVENTURE

If you’re feeling like a challenge, then this is the weekend to head to Lee Valley White Water Centre. The East London water centre is hosting a special adventure weekend, with a host of unique challenges on the water.

A highlight is the Water Wipeout; a 100ft inflatable obstacle course. Not for the faint-hearted! The centre is also hosting canoeing sessions, a white water raft adventure and a hot dog experience.

WHERE? Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
WHEN? Sunday July 19th

Find out more

3. ARE YOU READY FOR LOVEBOX?

Amplifying the excitement is Lovebox Festival, making its return to East London this weekend. It blends breaking new music with iconic big names in the beautiful Victoria Park.

Love hip-hop? Then Action Bronson, Danny Brown and Cypress Hill are unmissable. And if you’re wearing your dancing shoes then the Balearic sounds of the Corona Sunsets stage is where it’s at – with sets from Greg Wilson, Jazzie B and Craig Richards. The festival also hosts homecoming performances from local legends Hot Chip and Rudimental.

WHERE? Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, East London
WHEN? July 17th to 18th

Find out more

4. TECH OF THE WEEK

Storytelling is at the heart of how Unity does business. So we’re always interested in how technology can help develop our thinking and our work.

Her Story is a new game released for PC, Mac and iOS and combines an odd fable-like quality with a very modern approach to storytelling. What does your perception and the search terms you choose say about you? And therefore, the game seems to ask, whose story is it, really?

The game is peculiar, weird, sinister and strange – and works brilliantly. Essentially, a whodunnit, but with a series of unexpected twists as the procedural unfolds. And every time someone plays the game, there is a different interpretation.

This style of interactive storytelling is something Unity is going to keep a very close eye on.

Find out more

5. WE ARE RECRUITING!

Unity is recruiting! Are you a culturally literate publicist with two-years + experience? Of course, this being Unity we like to do things a little bit differently. Everyone working here has to have the desire to make the impossible possible!

If you think you’re up to the task or know somebody that is then please get in touch with us at workwithus@hellounity.com

Find out more

6. UNITY’S TENTH BIRTHDAY

Finally, this week Unity celebrated its birthday in spectacular style. We took over the ancient Stationers’ Hall, a Grade I listed building, close to St Paul’s Cathedral.

It is one of the few ancient Livery Halls remaining in the City of London. Completed in 1673 after the Great Fire of London, we transformed its three imposing rooms and secluded garden for a party that won’t be forgotten in a hurry, including a happiness ice cream from Blanch & Shock.

We wanted to use the party to thank previous and current staff, clients, suppliers and everyone who has helped us to make so many memorable creative campaigns happen.