Edinburgh’s 20/20 Productions Positions St Andrews Ball Centre Stage in Dubai

Bag piper with flames coming out pipes

Edinburgh’s 20/20 Productions Positions St Andrews Ball Centre Stage in Dubai

20/20 Productions, the Edinburgh-based event production, creative communication and digital agency, has been appointed to stage and produce the prestigious St Andrews Ball on 17th November in Dubai.

With offices also in Dubai and San Francisco, 20/20 Productions is producing the high calibre event following a series of outstanding work on high profile international events including the Gulf’s GPCA Annual Forum.

This hugely popular Scottish Association event, compered by well-known industry figure and GlobalScot John Deykin, will host over 500 guests including the Consulate-General from the British Embassy along with Heads of the Irish Society, Welsh Social Club and St Georges Society.

Bringing an added visual element, never before seen at the annual event, 20/20 Productions have produced a short introduction film. Using donated footage from Visit Scotland the short film will kick off proceedings and explore the theme of “So you think you know Scotland?”. There will also be a live stream screen, for which 20/20 Productions will provide top end equipment, professional crew, high quality sound system and stage lighting.

Throughout the event, entertainment will come in the form of ‘flaming piper’ Duncan Knight and Scottish Rock band Celtica, local Emirati break-dancers Swat Crew and the Highland Hotties and Ceilidh band Whisky Kiss.

The Scottish Association’s Event coordinator, Sharon Milne Castell said: “We’re delighted to have the very talented 20/20 Productions team supporting us this year. Hugely experienced, they are adding substantial production value by using the latest digital audio visual equipment and stage setting, whilst ensuring the traditional and more formal elements of this historical event are maintained.”

Craig Munro, Senior Producer at 20/20 Productions explains: “As we firmly plant our feet in the Gulf region, since opening a Dubai office last year, this has offered a great opportunity for the team to work with a long-established Society which has such a far-reaching cross-cultural ethos and spirit. We have a real affinity with this unique event and are excited to give it the 20/20 Productions treatment.

“Using our expertise and high-end equipment, the stage set has been specially designed and branded and the whole event will be a very different visual experience for guests from previous years.”