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Private Drama Events produces the 10th One Young World global summit in London

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 13:00

It’s a wrap!  Private Drama Events, the UK’s leading creator of experiences and collective of storytellers, has wrapped on its biggest production to date - the 10th One Young World Global Summit in London, bringing together over a thousand performers, designers and production crew for the most international event London has hosted since the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

The One Young World London 2019 Global Summit by Numbers:

  • One Young World 2019 was staged in five locations across London including the Royal Albert Hall and Central Hall Westminster;
  • More than 200 artists performed in The Opening Ceremony;
  • 60 One Young World Counselors including VIPs The Duchess of Sussex, Ellie Goulding, Douglas Booth and Bob Geldof;
  • 72 dancers from The Brit School;
  • 106 GSA Choir members;
  • 201 international flag bearers;
  • 2,000 delegates from 190 countries;
  • More than 700 backstage production crew;
  • More than 200 sustainably made costumes designed by Patrick McDowell and embellished with 3,256 Swarovski crystals;
  • The entire cast of the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie;
  • Four hours of performances for the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony and 134 hours of plenary conference sessions;
  • 41,000 live stream views of the Opening Ceremony on Facebook;
  • 10,000 views on Facebook of the highlights video;
  • More than 130,000 views on Facebook in total for the duration of the Summit.

Kate Robertson and David Jones, Founders One Young World said, “We are incredibly proud of Private Drama Events, our creative partner and producer of One Young World 2019. They understood our ethos and became integrated within our team from the get-go. From the Opening Ceremony, right the way through three days of plenary sessions, to the Closing Ceremony, not a single ball was dropped. THANK YOU for the most amazing Opening Ceremony last night. It was incredible. On every level. All of the counsellors last night were so excited and raving about it - and they've been to a lot of high profile events. Thank you for everything you did to give us the best possible start to One Young World and for giving all of us who were there lifelong memories!!! It’s hugely appreciated.” 

Adam Blackwood, Creative Director Private Drama Events added, “What we achieved with the One Young World 2019 Global Summit in London was literally like organising a West End Musical in a day.  We are thrilled with the results and would do it all again tomorrow!”