The Mayor of London’s Gala: 61st BFI London Film Festival - Monday 9 October 2017
Every year the Mayor of London via the Greater London Authority (GLA) part funds the British Film Institute (BFI) via an annual grant fund. As part of the festival the Mayor choses a UK premier film for his Gala screening at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
This year film is ‘Call Me by Your Name’ directed by Luca Guadagnino and the GLA will receive a number of tickets for the screening the evening reception at no extra cost to the organisation.
Tickets are made available to GLA culture stakeholders, London Assembly members and GLA staff on a first come first served basis.
For the 61st BFI London Film Festival the GLA received received 6 tickets for the opening gala on 4th October, an allocation of 75 tickets for the 9th October gala screening and 8 tickets for the closing gala on 15th October 2017.
World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London - July and August 2017
Responsibility for delivering the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 falls under two limited companies: London 2017 Ltd (IAAF Championships) and London Championships Ltd (World Para Athletics Championships).
The GLA and UK Athletics are the two members of both companies. As underwriter and majority grant funder of the World Para Athletics Championships, and as a major grant funder of the IAAF World Championships, the GLA is heavily involved in the operational delivery of both events.
The GLA will receive a number of accreditations for both events, both to facilitate attendance of senior representatives of the organisation, and to enable staff to perform functional roles during the event.
The GLA will receive a number of general access tickets for the events at no cost to the organisation. For the World Para Athletics World Championships, the GLA will receive 16,000 general access tickets at no cost to the organisation. These tickets have been distributed to emergency service personnel in London and to GLA staff.
The GLA will receive number of VIP guest passes for the events at no cost to the organisation. The GLA will be using the VIP guest passes to host a number of stakeholder/partner reception at the events. For the World Para Athletics World Championships, the GLA will receive a total 180 VIP guest passes and associated tickets split across ten sessions of the event.
For the IAAF World Championships, the GLA will receive a total 54 VIP guest passes and associated tickets split across two sessions of the event.
Secret Cinema presents Blade Runner: The Final Cut - Thursday 21 June and Sunday 24 June 2018
Secret Cinema productions offer audiences world-class cinema experiences in non-traditional venues, creating a 360-degree environment populated by a professional cast of actors and dancers. With around half a million audience members attending over 70 events worldwide, it is a great example of London's innovative creative exports. A 2017 study from BOP Consulting highlighted the local positive impact of a Secret Cinema in terms of the regeneration of an area and the GLA is directly involved with the Secret Group Limited team to help them improve and enhance their local community engagement.
Secret Group Limited's current production, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, is taking place in a GLA-owned building in Canning Town. GLA Land and Property Limited, a subsidiary company of the Greater London Authority, contracted a lease with Secret Group Limited on 3 January 2017, originally for one year, with an extension until October 2018.
The GLA received 19 tickets for the 21 June and 15 tickets for the 24 June performances of Blade Runner: The Final Cut at no extra cost to the organisation. Tickets are made available to Culture team and Regeneration team staff on a first come first served basis.