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Howzat! We’re delivering the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup

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Sports event management specialist Red Sky at Night Events (RSANE) has been appointed to deliver event production and fan engagement for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, which takes place in England during June and July 2017. 

Following a competitive tender, ICC and host association ECB chose RSANE as their event production partner for what promises to be the biggest global women’s sporting event of the year; 8 top-ranked international women’s cricket teams compete in 31 one-day format matches across 5 venues, culminating in a final at Lord’s. The ICC Women’s World Cup will showcase the dynamic excitement and skill of elite female cricket, offer a fantastic family day out for cricket and sports fans and reach global audiences in their millions via live broadcast.

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Red Sky at Night Events MD Jenny Gilmour, who founded the company in 2002, said “We’re delighted to be working with ICC, ECB and their many sponsors on such a prestigious international sporting event. ‘Who Runs The World?’ is the inspired theme for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup and this hugely confident expression really energised and inspired our proposals. RSANE has delivered event and fan activation at over 155 international events across the past 15 years and, quite uniquely, we retain the same vastly experienced and skilled core team; this, combined with our meticulous methods, creative flair, digital-savvy and our hard working ethos is what we’re all about”

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The Women’s Cricket World Cup is another prestigious sporting event awarded to Red Sky at Night Events this year, following the British National Cycling Championships, which took place at the Manchester Velodrome in January 2017.  

Key facts:

  • Red Sky at Night Events Limited, founded in 2002 and based in Midlothian, is one of the UK’s leading sports event presentation specialists
  • Across the past 15 years RSANE has produced match day ‘sportainment’ at over 155 international sporting events and tournaments
  • In May 2010, RSANE produced the May Bank holiday weekend’s two biggest stadia events which attracted 120,000 sports fans – Comic Relief’s Big Red Day Out at Old Trafford and the RFL’s Magic Weekend at Murrayfield Stadium
  • In 2014, RSANE were appointed by Diageo and Ryder Cup Europe to deliver a programme of special events for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Edinburgh Castle, Gleneagles and Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall Museum
  • In 2015 RSANE produced the Red Heart United fundraiser for Manchester United Foundation, which featured the Manchester United Legends vs Bayern Munich Legends and included a two hour pre-match entertainment programme and fan-zone.
  • Since 2014, RSANE has expanded its video production capabilities and has, in the past 24 months, produced almost 50 short-films optimised for online/social
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Is there a doctor in the house?

Red Sky at Night Events have been appointed to plan and deliver NHS Education for Scotland’s inaugural ‘Scottish Medical Training Careers Fair’. Taking place Saturday 20th September at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the all-day event is expected to attract hundreds of medical school undergraduates and post-grad medical trainees, from Scotland and across the UK, who are considering a medical career in Scotland.

We’re delighted to be managing this high profile event, which is seen as a vital strand of NHS Scotland’s wider START initiative to recruit and retain the best medical talent in Scotland and to fill the many medical specialties which have in recent years proven challenging to fill. The Careers Fair will offer delegates the opportunity to meet exhibitors ranging from the Royal Colleges to Scotland’s Health Boards and to get professional advice on the best training options to pursue their chosen medical career.

More on the event here.

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Tee Up for the Ryder Cup 2014

2014 is a bumper year for sport in Scotland, with the Glasgow2014 Games and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Red Sky at Night are delighted to be creating simultaneous gala dinners for Ryder Cup official partner and tournament venue owners Diageo. Taking place at Edinburgh Castle and Gleneagles Hotel on the Saturday evening of the event, the programme is under wraps but, suffice to say, the creative execution of the gala dinners will be utterly unique and memorable for all those attending. Our planning for these prestigious events began over 8 months ago and will intensify during the months leading up to September. The Red Sky at Night team are delighted to be working again with Diageo and to be so closely associated with one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

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Hectic, Dangerous and Exciting…it's Speedway

What’s got a 500cc methanol fuelled engine and no brakes? Yup, it’s a Speedway bike; definitely not for the faint-hearted, but one in the bag for Red Sky at Night. We’re newly appointed by IMG to create and deliver the opening ceremony and fan activation for the 2013 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday 1st June. get your tickets here.

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Old Trafford awaits; planning underway for RFL Grand Final

The Red Sky at Night team are now fully engaged in planning for the RFL’s showcase Grand Final, which takes place Saturday 6th October at Old Trafford. As well producing activities within the stadium, we’re also delivering the RFL’s ‘fanzone’ which is situated within the wider Old Trafford perimeter. A capacity crowd is anticipated and Super League fans will be in for a few surprises on the day during the pre-match build-up and at half-time too.

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The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles 2012

The Red Sky at Night team is at Gleneagles 21-26 August working on the Johnnie Walker Championship. We’re delivering Diageo’s pre-tournament gala dinner and the closing ceremony. Our planning for this event has been 6 months out, working closely with Gleneagles, Johnnie Walker and our many suppliers and performers. And this year more than others, the Johnnie Walker Championships will grab the attention of the golfing world. Not only will the 156-man field be vying for a share of the £1.4million prize fund, but it is also the last counting event in the race for European Ryder Cup points; for some players it will be their most important tournament of the year.

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We’ve Moved

After 10 years based in and around Edinburgh’s Leith district, Red Sky at Night has moved to Midlothian. Our new office is located in the ‘commuter’ village of Lasswade, just off the Edinburgh city bypass. With Edinburgh’s transport infrastructure in turmoil, getting out of the city for client meetings is becoming a real grind. So we decided on Lasswade as the ideal location. From here we’re only 25 minutes by car or bus to the city centre, 20 minutes to Edinburgh Airport and literally 5 minutes drive from the city bypass.

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We’re 10 Years Old

Red Sky At Night was founded in 2002 by current MD Jennifer Gilmour and we celebrate 10 years in business this August.

The past 10 years we’ve delivered over 350 events for our clients, adding considerable value to their brands and businesses.  We’ve created match day experiences for over 150 full international and national sporting events in front of live audiences exceeding 70,000 and viewing audiences of millions. In May 2010 we had the unique distinction of delivering two of the UK’s biggest events in one weekend; The Rugby League Magic Weekend at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and Sport Relief’s Big Red Day at Old Trafford.

We’re proud to have delivered events year after year that exceed our client’s expectations and we’re grateful for the support of all our clients since 2002.

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