The Communication Group plc is delighted to announce their appointment as the UK public relations agency for Really Local Group, a cultural infrastructure developer that aims to ‘put the heart back into the high street.’
Really Local Group’s mission is to provide inclusive and affordable venues that are uniquely designed to embrace the diversity, history and vibrant culture of their location. The developers first of a kind venue, Catford Mews, has done just that – acting as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the local area. Spearheading a revival of the Catford Centre, the 14,000 sq ft venue provided a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and comedy, pop-up food market with local traders, and eventually co-working areas and exhibition space. The cinema is the first multiscreen in Lewisham in almost 20 years and all programming is done in house in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), with extensive consultation with the local community to select films.
The new creative community hub for South London officially opened its doors last week and The Communication Group plc worked with Really Local Group to create the launch party on Wednesday 25th September. On the night the event welcomed over 400 people to the entertainment venue, including leaders from the UK property, film, music and political world. Lauded as one of the biggest and most exciting venue openings in South London this year, the celebration attracted an array of stylish faces, including Mary Charteris and Jaime Winstone. The event included an exclusive performance by South London born rap artist Big Tobz and DJ sets from local DJ Charisse C. Speeches were given by Preston Benson, founder of Really Local Group, and Damien Egan, The Mayor of Lewisham.
To launch Catford Mews, we secured an exclusive with the Evening Standard in the lead up to the star-studded party, and the following day the event was covered by Mail Online.