London Designer Outlet 2013 – 2014

Client: Quintain – London Designer Outlet   Kinetika Design Studio artists designed and made costumes for a programme of events running from November 2013 to Spring 2014. The events – embraced the creativity of the local community to celebrate the launch of Quintain‘s new development –…

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Athlete’s Parade – London 2012 Olympic Games

For this spectacular GLA and LOCOG event, Kinetika was to design and produce two, large lion puppets and costumes for The Kinetika Bloco to lead in one of the largest parades we’ve ever seen. Around 800 Olympic and Paralympic athletes took part in ‘Our Greatest…

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Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012

Artist Mike Pattison worked in collaboration with Ali Pretty and other artists from the Kinetika Design Studio in creating a marvellous array of moving wheel-based contraptions for the Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012. Watched by an estimated 7.7 million people worldwide, the ‘Festival of the Flame’…

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Hackney One Carnival
 2011

We created a set of bespoke flag designs, costumes and a tower structure for the Hackney One Carnival on 18 September 2011. We designed and painted 20 flags and costumes that reflect the diverse culture of the local communities in Hackney in preparation for the…

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‘Beijing 2008’ Olympic Cultural Festival 2007

The Kinetika Bloco was chosen by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to represent London as part of the “Beijing 2008” Olympic Cultural Festival. The trip saw youth representatives from all across the world coming together with the aim of sharing and connecting each others cultural…

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Din Shuru 2003

A breathtaking outdoor carnival, Din Shuru – literally meaning “daybreak” – has toured far and wide with its historical tale of sugarcane workers and their migratory journey from India to Trindidad. It was witnessed by audiences everywhere from Leicester to the city of Kolkata (also known as…

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Tiger Out East 2006 / Tiger and The Emperor 2007

Kinetika was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Arts Team to create a spectacular centrepiece for the annual Baishakhi Mela, celebrating the Bangladeshi New Year on Brick Lane. The colourful Royal Bengal Tiger Float was created by a team of artists led by Mike Pattison and Tony…

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Torch Relay – Docklands International Festival 2004

Kinetika was commissioned by Greenwich and Docklands International Festival to cover The Mall with 990m of hand-painted silk to welcome the Olympic torch arriving in London in 2004, this was the finale moment of the day broadcast by the BBC.

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