Commissions & Events

WE CREATE ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES AND SHAPE TAILORED WORKS FOR CLIENTS USING OUR EXPERTISE AND CREATIVE VISION.

Upswing combine the very best creative imaginations with the most skilled artists to ensure your public spectacle, corporate event or festival is unforgettable. We produce work for all event sizes – from small and intimate to those with thousands of attendees.

“A performance by Upswing is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking ways to punctuate any corporate event and we can thoroughly recommend them.” Stacey Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Upswing is a registered charity, all profits go directly back in to subsidising the important work we do with disadvantaged people, find out how you can be involved here.

TAMBURO

“The Upswing performance was amazing, it actually brought tears to our eyes.” Zerritha Brown, Arts and Heritage Manager, Brent Council

Upswing was selected to deliver Tamburo, a spectacular outdoor community engagement event for the launch of the new Brent Civic Centre. Working closely with with teams from the council to safely design an event that brought together the poetry of 21 young ambassadors with an awe-inspiring aerial and pyrotechnic display.

Two aerialists dangle from red silks from the ceiling of a shopping centre

PHOENIX FROM THE FLAMES

“Thank you for producing and presenting a truly outstanding piece of theatre that really did make the most of our moment to shine and showed our city in such a positive light to both our local audiences and the national and international media that covered the event.” John Holmes, Strategic Manager of Culture, Tourism & Events, City of Stoke-on-Trent

Teaming up with the New Vic Theatre, Upswing devised an exquisite aerial display as the closing event for Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Olympic Torch event. Phoenix from the Flames left its audience of 13,000 utterly stunned.

The Shoulder of Giants

Created to mark the reopening of Oldham Town Hall, this magical event told the tale of the Oldham Giant. Intertwining live performance, aerials, projection by illuminos and gigantic puppets, the work reflected an optimism about the future of Oldham.

For more information and bookings, please contact us on info@upswing.org.uk