Welcome to Witty Events
Witty Event Management produces memorable, creative events for corporate, private and public sector clients.
Based near the World Heritage city of Bath and founded by former BBC TV director Megan Witty, we devise and manage a wide variety of bespoke, imaginative events and promotions tailored to your budget and marketing objectives.
We can organise socially distanced team meetings and online activities such as virtual West Country drinks tastings and candle-making Zoom parties, or larger events such as city wide public art trails, Covid-19 secure drive-in cinema events and creative activities to increase footfall and trade for local businesses.
We also undertake business development, marketing and project management for start-ups, SMEs and charities.
If you would like to discuss projects for 2020/2021, we would love to hear from you!
The following events are permitted from December 2nd
Tier 1 - includes Cornwall
- Outdoor and indoor events (performances, shows, business events & spectator sports) limited to 50% capacity with a max of 4,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors, subject to social contact rules
- Groups of no more than 6 indoors and outdoors
Tier 2 - includes London, Bath, Wiltshire, Dorset & Devon
- As per Tier 1, but max 2,000 outdoors or 1,000 indoors
- No groups indoors. Groups of up to 6 outdoors.
Tier 3 - includes Bristol & N.Somerset
- Drive-in events only
See the latest COVID-19 regulations
Events we can organise for you include:
- Drive-in cinema events up to 2,000 people
- Virtual West Country gin, vodka, rum & cider 'Meet the Maker' Zoom tasting parties for employees, friends & family.We post the drinks to your guests, organise the Zoom/Teams event and invite one of our West Country drink producers to join the session.
- Creative candle-making workshop parties for employees, friends and family with expert candle maker.
Create 5 amazing candles in the comfort of your own home!
- In person team or family events including a day on the farm, countryside foraging & campfire sessions and making interactive toys for anteaters at Longleat!
- Public art trails and creative events to increase footfall to the High Street
- Food & drink promotions at outdoor markets
- Socially distanced business meetings at heritage venues
- Large scale indoor or outdoor events up to 4,000 outdoors or 1,000 indoors (subject to local Tier level)
We also specialise in:
- Business development for SMEs, charities and start-ups
- Research, press releases and project management
- Tailor-made visits to the World Heritage city of Bath
Please see some previous Witty events below, including our popular city wide public art sculpture trails, which have raised over £450,000 for local charities.
Under new Covid-19 regulations (from 3/12/20), drive-in events are permitted in all Tier levels.
We can arrange Covid-19 secure drive-in cinema events at an open space near you. Our recent Cinema Retrow event at Innox Mills in Wiltshire was a great success, attracting thousands of film fans over the 3-day event.
Food & drink delivered to cars by roller skating waiters & waitresses
or guests collect orders from concessions
Supersized LED screens for day & night screenings or lower cost inflatable screens for after sunset ..
VIP tickets to watch movies from a pick-up, complete with headphones, mattress, bubbly & popcorn!
Lions Of Windsor 2019
A giant pride of lion sculptures, decorated by leading artists including Dame Zandra Rhodes, took pride of place across Windsor and by Windsor Castle to celebrate Queen Victoria's 200th anniversary.
Owls of Bath 2018
A supersized 'parliament' of beautifully decorated owl sculptures was displayed across the World Heritage city in celebration of the Roman goddess of Bath, Sulis Minerva, whose symbol was the owl of wisdom.
Swans of Wells 2012
Commissioned by the Mayor of Wells to create a sculpture trail for England's smallest city to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 65 beautifully decorated, supersized swans graced the city and floated on the Bishop's Palace moat.
Lions of Bath 2010
100 life-sized lion sculptures, decorated by talented artists and celebrities including Lord Bath & Sir Peter Blake, were displayed in pride of place across the World Heritage city to reflect the royal history of Bath.
Pigs of Bath 2008
One of the first citywide sculpture trails of its kind in the UK, this popular art trail featured a giant herd of 104 decorated pig sculptures in honour of Prince Bladud, who discovered Bath's hot springs in 860BC.
A creative event for your city?
Would you like to attract thousands of visitors to your town or city? Sculpture trails are a fantastic way of leading residents & visitors to all parts of the city, increasing footfall & trade for local businesses
We project managed a series of experiential events for Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer.
Events included promotional sampling tours of food and drink festivals and experiential events at venues such as Regents Park, the NEC, Tatton Park and Tobacco Dock for Leffe, Bud Lite, LISA Lager and Goose Island.
We also organised corporate trade events and Leffe branded pop-up cinema screenings with Zen Experiential and Picturehouse at the Holburne Museum in Bath and The National Gallery in London.
Citywide Public Art Events
'24 Hours in Bristol'
We organised the popular annual '24 Hours in Bristol' photographic competition for 5 years, in partnership with VisitBristol and Bristol's City Mayor.
10,000 photographs were taken on competition day each year, resulting in stunning exhibitions of winning images showcasing 24 hours in the life of the city.
We brought in event sponsorship, organised event logistics, stakeholder liaison, event PR, selected the judging panel, sourced competition prizes and produced the VIP awards evenings, private views and public exhibitions.
We also worked with Art Ventures in Bristol to transform the magnificent old Guildhall into a pop-up art centre, launched the contemporary Harbourside Arts Centre, organised and found sponsorship for the Harbourside Arts Prize and Bristol Art Prize competitions and managed a series of corporate art events for Bristol businesses.
(Photo: Paulo Ferla - Winner 2017)
Project Management & PR
We helped award-winning Bath architect Nick Stubbs to develop and launch his unique 70m aerial viewing platform, ARC Global.
We introduced investors, key designers and manufacturers, undertook project research and development, organised the media launch at the University of Bath and introduced the project to Bristol, where the first ARC Global is planned to be installed as a major tourist attraction in 2022.
Charity & Business Development
Linking the World Heritage cities of Bath and Bethlehem
We created cultural, sporting and business links for the Bath-based charity Bethlehem-Bath Links.
We brought 60 teenagers over from Bethlehem to Bath for a week-long sports tournament, organised a Bethlehem trade delegation for Middle East businesses to visit London, Bristol and Bath, connected businesses in both cities, including Bethlehem's Taybeh Brewery with Bath Ales, organised lectures, film screenings with director Ken Loach and a wide range of social, corporate and fundraising events.
We also helped set up and launch the first dinosaur museum in the Middle East!