The Creative Edinburgh Awards & Birthday Bash has been taking place since 2011, and while we usually gather in some of our city’s coolest venues to celebrate an inspiring shortlist over drinks, dancing and sweet treats, this year continues to be a year like no other.
For 2020’s Awards and 9th Birthday Bash, we’re going virtual, inviting you all to join us from the comfort of your living rooms. While we may not be together in body, we will be in spirit and can’t wait to showcase the shortlist, announce the winners live and see the night out with a kitchen dance party!
Here at Creative Edinburgh, we only know one way to celebrate our birthday, and that’s with the love, support and partnership of amazing local businesses doing inspiring work. We wanted 2020 to be no different, so we’ve been picking our brains on how we can make this work for our virtual get-together.
Enter Party Packs, a one-stop-shop of everything you need to celebrate #CEAwards20 from your home!
The Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 Party Pack is the perfect add-on to your Virtual Access ticket. Delivered to you on the day of the ceremony (Thursday 12th November 2020), it contains goodies which will see you through the night, all while supporting a line up of amazing local businesses!
Delicious drams? Check. ✅
Sweet treats? Check. ✅
Limited edition artwork? Check. ✅
DIY mementoes? Check. ✅
Party Packs are £15 (with contents worth £25!) and have limited availability - so be quick! They’re on sale until Thursday 5th November 2020, or while stocks last!
Read on to find out more about the people behind the products and get excited for the night!
What's In Store...
Sweetdram Sampler Box
Who are Sweetdram? Sweetdram was founded in 2014 by Andrew MacLeod Smith and Daniel
Fisher, who met in 2011 while studying for their Master’s degrees in brewing and distilling. After the course, the pair kept in touch to flesh out an idea they had for a modern drinks brand focused entirely on original flavour instead of conventional categories and repetitive trends. In 2014, they started Sweetdram.
Based inside a massive industrial warehouse in Sighthill, Edinburgh, the Sweetdram distillery is an immersive contemporary space. The production room, located behind pink doors, houses their custom-made copper pot still, which was designed specifically for their flagship release, Escubac – a spicy, citrusy juniper-free botanical spirit for modern drinkers suffering from gin fatigue.
The rest of the site has been transformed into a non-profit events space and community hub called 54EP. Both Sweetdram and 54EP are proud sponsors of the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and fervent supporters of the arts, creative and music sectors in Scotland.
The Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 is delivered in partnership with Sweetdram and 54EP, and we’ll be live streaming from their venue space on Thursday 12th November!
What’s in the Party Pack? The Sweetdram sampler set includes a dram of three spirits - Escubac, Smoked Spiced Rum and Whisky Amaro - and a Litho booklet, delivered in a Custom Sweetdram box. Find out more about the products here.
How to enjoy the Sampler Box? Head to the Cocktails page of Sweetdram's website to get top tips on how to serve your samplers. From Old Fashions to Negronis, Daiquiris to simple pours, select your fave cocktail and get your ingredients in so you can mix, shake and serve right in time for the Ceremony!
Mademoiselle Macaron Mini Selection Pack
Who are Mademoiselle Macaron? Mademoiselle Macaron is the creation of Rachel Hanretty who lived in Paris and learned how to make the patisserie at the Alain Ducasse Cookery School in France. Rachel saw the popularity of the macaron firsthand but moreover she saw the way in which the macaron was respected as a luxury treat in revered and traditional cafes on the Champs Elysées and other upper end areas of Paris. She wants to bring the experience of being in those cafes and patisseries back to Scotland one macaron at a time.
From their kitchen in Edinburgh there is a team of wonderful Mesdemoiselles and Messieurs who work with a purpose of bringing a little bit of Paris to you. Every single macaron is made by hand with the freshest ingredients and passion.
What’s in the Party Pack? You’ll receive a mini-pack of assorted size and flavour macarons, fresh from the Mademoiselle Macaron kitchen.
For queries around dietary requirements and allergens, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before placing your order.
Awards Postcard Prints
Who designed the Awards Artwork? Each year, Creative Edinburgh gets an artist on board to design the artwork and identity for the Awards. For 2020, we enlisted the help of Sarah Bissell from The Gutter Press to commission bespoke artwork for all 10 of the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 categories.
Working with artists with a connection to Edinburgh, each artist was given creative freedom over their work, working with our selected colour palette. The result - 10 beautiful pieces of art which perfectly represent our diverse, resilient and incredible community!
To see the artworks and hear more about the artists' process, visit here.
What’s in the Party Pack? A limited-edition mini-print of one of the artworks! Printed in square postcard size, each Party Pack will contain one print. Whether you post it to a friend or keep it as a memento of the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 is up to you!
Barclays Eagle Labs Impossible Puzzle
Who are Barclays Eagle Labs? Barclays’ Eagle Lab in Scotland is a partnership with technology incubator CodeBase. Focusing on Artificial Intelligence, the Lab provides a space for businesses and communities to learn about innovative technologies and boost digital skills while supporting job creation in the local economy. The tech-infused space is full of equipment for digital fabrication, providing businesses with access to the tools they need to rapidly produce and test prototypes.
Barclays Eagle Labs are also long term partners of Creative Edinburgh, supporting our monthly networking meetup Creative Circles.
What’s in the Party Pack? Specially designed for the Party Pack, you’ll receive an impossible puzzle, designed and laser cut by Edinburgh’s Eagle Lab engineer Ana!
Bonus Goodies from Sponsors and Partners!
We’ll keep these a mystery, but be sure to delve in to your Party Pack for information and bonus goods from Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 Awards sponsors and partners, such as Creative Informatics.
Delivered to your door by Farr Out Deliveries
Who are Farr Out Deliveries? Edinburgh's city-wide, zero-emission cargo bike delivery service, AKA Edinburgh's most notorious cobble Surfin', Cargo slingin' Bad Bois!
Delivering via cargo bike, Farr Out surf cobbles and climb hills in aid of the local community, environmental consciousness and the joy of cycling! Transporting goods around responsibly, sustainably, and carbon-free, they’re changing the way things move around the urban environment.
Started by three local Edinburgh lads putting their helmets together and deciding to do something rad and worthwhile, Farr Out is worker-owned and run, and a collective of people, of ideas, of visions and interests.
What to expect? Farr Out Deliveries will whizz your Party Pack straight to your door on Thursday 12th November 2020. When you’re ordering, there are a few things you should check...
- Farr Out Deliveries can only deliver within a limited area, so check you live within the Yellow Zone on the map below before ordering!
- Read through the T&Cs of your order
- If you’re not going to be in or have specific access requirements, please specify instructions, a safe place or contact details on the registration form.
You can register for Virtual Access (£5) and a Party Pack (£15) via Eventbrite now!
Party Packs are limited availability and can be bought until Thursday 5th November, or until stocks last - so be quick!
>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <<<
We can’t wait to celebrate this year’s Creative Edinburgh Awards with you!
Thank you for supporting local businesses, cheering on our creative community and continually coming together in hard times.