British Film Designers Guild Awards 2021

After a long wait to return to a full-scale awards ceremony, the BFDG Awards were able to go ahead this year to celebrate the incredible talent of the film industry’s art departments. The Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square was host to the 2021 awards, which were postponed due to Covid restrictions last year. Film creatives were full of anticipation for the return of the prestigious awards and to finally have their hard work during the pandemic being recognised.

NR Events took on the production of this event, from liaising with the technical suppliers to produce an eye-catching stage setup to sourcing the costumes for the West End dancers. Over 300 audience members enjoyed a three-course meal alongside professional entertainment before the awards ceremony began in the late evening. 

We worked closely with Chair of the British Film Designers Guild, Sonja Klaus, to bring her creative vision for the event to life. Working as the Production Designer on many prestigious films and series, including Terminator and Mr Selfridge, it was vital that we were able to produce a show that reflected the tasteful eye of reputable film creatives. The event included many intricate details, down to the napkin rings and name cards that decorated each table.


After working on a fantastic virtual ceremony for the Guild in 2021, I was delighted to be asked to produce this year’s in-person event. 


Working alongside creatives from the world of film brings an extra level of scrutiny to the event design but with a clear vision from chairperson Sonja Klaus and the fantastic backdrop of the Londoner we were able to deliver a high quality finish.


Staff at the Londoner commented that they had never had an event without a stage backdrop but we boldly didn’t add anything, we did not want to add anything that might feel corporate and with the chainmail and luxurious wall coverings, our simple stage set of chandeliers worked well.


We were lucky also to have sponsors who supported the design vision with floral centerpieces (palmbrokers) and we could just enhance their table design with scatter crystals.


Entertainment came through a personal contact of the chair person but we were treated to a spectacular performance by some west end performers to open the show, who came out following a short skit performed in the style of the 2021 awards by Sonja.


 BFDG awards was a beautiful event, in a stunning venue (The Londoner), the décor showed the theme clearly with a diamante table and large glamorous chandeliers. The event ran smoothly with only small obstacles, everyone from the BFDG team, technical team and event team worked amazingly together to be able to create a very special night.




Are you interested in finding out more about NR Events and how we came about? Or are you thinking of going freelance/setting up a business and need a bit of insight into how it might be? 🤔

Head to our website to as we sat down with Natasha in our latest blog to find out all things running an events business! 📝

#wearenrevents #10thanniversary #businessanniversary #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventprofs #wemakevents

This month we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of NR Events 🥂

Comment below if we have crossed paths in that time and where! 🎪

#wearenrevents #10thanniversary #businessanniversary #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventprofs #wemakevents

Here at NR Events, we've been looking back through the archives of the last 10 years! 🎉

What a decade it has been with a whole range of events throughout the UK and afar 🤩

#wearenrevents #10thanniversary #businessanniversary #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventprofs #wemakevents

Festivals all have their own unique selling points, from genre to decor to location - but what's the one thing that makes your favourite festival so great?

Let us know in the comments 🎸

#festival #ukfestival #events #wemakeevents #eventprofs #eventmanagement #eventproduction

Secret Garden Party was our next venture this summer - leading the evictions team at the well-loved festival which took a five year hiatus before returning with a bang 💥

Loved having a great team that helped to deliver a safe and comfortable festival #TeamSGP 🤍

#events #festival #secretgardenparty #SGP #ukevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs #eventmanagement #cambridgeshire

First time working at a festival and no idea what to bring/wear/do? We've got you covered with our top tips:

1. Always bring your own loo roll. ALWAYS
2. Pack lots of comfy clothes for your shifts. No one wants to feel uncomfortable when things get busy. That sparkly two-piece can wait for the evening 💃
3. EXPLORE! Even if you're by yourself, a festival always has so much you can see and do at any time of day or night.
4. Make friends. Chances are you'll see them again at another festival 🎪
5. Invest in quality camping gear if you can. The initial blow to the bank account will be worth it in the long run!

Comment your own top tips below 👇

#festival #ukfestival #events #wemakeevents #eventprofs #eventmanagement #eventproduction

This summer, we took on Site Management at the Royal Crescent in Bath which hosted @michaelbuble for two nights to a sold out crowd. @aeg_presents took various global artists on a tour of the UK to the most picturesque settings we have to offer. 🌳

14,000 people filled the park along with many more locals lining the perimeter of the site to listen in to the incredible show! Credit to Ewa Korda for this breath-taking view of what NR Events managed to deliver alongside Senbla, LarMac Live, and Site & Stage. 🔨

#events #ukevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs #eventmanagement #eventproduction #sitemanagement #michaelbuble #aneveningwith #bath #royalcrescent #drone

After the excitement of the Lionesses winning the Women's Euros last night, it's only right we share how we've been a part of some events championing the next generation of female footballers! 🦁

Across May and June, we helped the team at 1851 Trust to deliver their STEM Football Festival events to schools around the country to help promote #ChangeTheGame and the perception around women's football. ⚽

As an all-female team here at NR Events, we understand how important it is to encourage other young women to chase a career in the industry they love even though it may seem to be dominated by men! It was great to bring fun-filled activities to the next generation of people in STEM. 🦾

📸 credit: 1851 Trust

#stem #womeninstem #footballassociation #footballfestival #womensfootball #events #wemakevents #eventprofs #eventmanagement #eventproduction #sportevents

A new blog post is up about our time working on the Evictions team at Glastonbury 2022. Check it out to see what we got up to 🙌

#festival #glastonbury #glastonbury2022 #ukevents #wemakeevents

We were lucky enough to head to Glastonbury this year for the festival’s 50th anniversary! 🥳

In between work we were able to catch some music - here is a capture of the infamous Pyramid Stage in action 🎪

#festival #glastonbury #glastonbury2022 #ukevents #wemakeevents


Scroll to Top