January 12, 2015
We are loving 2015 so far at Mzuri, even if both our to-do and resolutions lists are getting staggeringly long! However if, like us, you’ve resolved to take part in more cultural pursuits this year, why not begin with some exciting events from the National Open Art?
Works on Paper: 5-8th February
Following last year’s incredibly successful 5-week long exhibition at Somerset House, alongside notable shows at Pallant House and the Chichester Festival Theatre, NOA will be taking selected works back to London for The Works on Paper Fair at the Science Museum, from 5-8th February. The exhibition will showcase Early, Modern & Contemporary watercolours, drawings and prints from 20 short-listed artists from the summer competition. £15 for adults, 12-21 yrs £7.50. Or, free e-ticket (admits one) available here. Read more about the exhibition here.
The House of Fairy Tales
The House of Fairy Tales is a children’s charity based in London, committed to providing creative learning experiences for 5-12 year olds, working with institutions, events and local authorities. The charity promotes active engagement with issues concerned with sustainability and the environment. Bringing together artists, performers, actors, writers and philosophers in their hundreds to deliver theatrical events, guides and exhibitions, The House of Fairy Tales is a truly inspiring charity. NOA intend to link much more closely with The House of Fairy Tales in 2015, and is also pledging to donate 5% of art sales to them this year.
Exciting Changes to The National Open Art Competition 2015
Entry for the 2015 National Open Art Competition opens this January 10th and is open to all ages, now including children under 15, at a reduced cost of £10. This year NOA have also introduced the new and intriguing category of Moving Image; we can’t wait to see this year’s entries! Visit the website to find out more.
December 19, 2014
December 18, 2014
We are really proud to announce the launch of the new Transport Times Events website. The site is fully responsive and content managed and has been very well received by the client. We worked closely with the team at Transport Times Events to continue to utilise the content and events management database system which we have developed and evolved over several years of working together, and to tie this in to the new website. This has the advantage of continuity for the client in using existing (albeit improved!) systems, whilst updating the front end of the website to bring the company bang up to date. Additional functionality enables them to take and manage bookings for their three national awards and their major conferences with ease.
The aim of the site was to provide an engaging and easy to navigate site for their visitors, and to provide functionality and flexibility to the team, and the comprehensive content management system which enables the tailoring of the site across all pages achieves this. The addition of a news/blog page and tying in with social media via a twitter feed and appropriate social media links also increases the immediacy of the marketing messages for the business, enabling them to respond and comment on big changes in their industry effortlessly.
Site looks great, thanks for all your hard work. Much appreciated!
Grant Poulton, Managing Director of Transport Times
Visit the site: www.transporttimesevents.co.uk
December 17, 2014
We are proud to have recently launched a brand new website for charity ‘Harrison’s Fund’.
The charity, founded and Managed by Alex and Donna Smith is dedicated to their son Harrison. Harrison has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Harrison’s Fund has just one goal which is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne.
Our brief was clear, to retain the youthful, fun feel of the charity’s existing website but make it easy to use both for visitors and the site administrators. The key issues for use to address centred around the back end of the website, giving the administrators straight forward and simple access to maintain and update the website on a daily basis. In addition, it was important to ensure that the core target to drive interest, donations and involvement in fundraising events was at the forefront of each element of the website and that the website brought together the different elements of Harrison’s Fund digital marketing.
Alex expressed his gratitude at the time of the website launch, commenting that “It’s rare to find an agency that can understand so fully a brief from a developed original website and make it quite so much better. The process of working with Mzuri has been seamless, with advice and suggestions that have taken our new site to a completely new level!”
We are delighted with the look and feel of the new website but are particularly proud of the efficiencies created by our content management system, making management of the website straightforward and time efficient.
December 16, 2014
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website for Snowbird Finance. The client brief was to design a clean sharp corporate site that would help to place Snowbird Finance Ltd is a leading position in their marketplace.
Designed specifically to appeal to the dental, optical, medical and veterinary markets the site is fully CMS controlled and has a number of functionalities that enable the client to maintain and add to the site quickly and efficiently.
Twitter and News feeds on the home page make the best use of live content and flexible quick links leading to stand alone pages give the facility to create timely and topical content as and when needed without clogging up the site with dated material. The site has also been designed to drive enquiries to the Snowbird team so that they can maximise lead conversion with excellent customer service, responsiveness and rates.
Sophie-Louise Cook, Marketing and Communications Manager at Snowbird Finance commented,
“We are delighted with our new website from Mzuri, which is both functional and easy to navigate for the user and the back end administrator. I am able to make changes in a matter of seconds such as adding pages, news items and images, which is essential in our fast moving and dynamic industry. The live twitter feed on the home page keeps users up to date and the contact us page with newsletter opt in has already brought new leads to the business. Thank you to Zoe and the team for all their hard work on this project”.
December 1, 2014
November 27, 2014
We have been delighted to work with Psychosynthesis Trust recently to research and create a new brand identity. The Trust is the longest established psychosynthesis centre in Britain, founded in 1965, and their central aim is to address the needs of humanity in a relevant, pragmatic and spiritual way.
The trustees are thrilled with the new brand and the roll out is now underway, including their new website, created by the fabulous team we collaborated on with the brand project, Brand Yoga. We are continuing to work together to develop signage, stationery and marketing collateral. Watch this space!
Take a look at the brand below and let us know what you think.
November 26, 2014
November 19, 2014
Be sure to pop down to Grayswood Village Hall on Saturday 29th November to stock up on gifts, decorations and homewares at the Haslemere Christmas Fair. The event takes place from 10am to 4pm, and is in support of the NSPCC.
Stallholders will be selling artwork, collectable felt animals, bespoke cushions, cashmere and silk clothing, Christmas decorations, furniture, home accessories, antique porcelain and crockery, Christmas bulb arrangements, kitchen tools, makeup, fragrance, skin care, jewellery, boutique wines, Spanish chocolates, French and African baskets, cakes and much more!
As if these offerings wouldn’t be enough to tempt you, there will be a delicious curry lunch provided by Sulu Hardy, offering both a veggie and chicken curry with saffron rice. Sulu will also be serving pav bhajis, which are Indian-style sandwiches served on a roll and topped with onion, coriander and a squeeze of lime. Yum! The lunch is available to eat in or for take-away – something tasty to bring back and eat in front of Strictly! Coffee, tea and delectable cakes and biscuits will also be sold and served.
The fair will also feature a raffle with some fabulous prizes to be won, as well as an onsite charity shop; great for children to buy smaller gifts in addition to the range of specialist stalls.
The NSPCC campaigns to change the law, provides ChildLine and NSPCC helpline services, offers advice for adults, brings ChildLine School Services to children in schools all over the UK, and much more. Every child is worth fighting for, and your support makes it happen, so why not welcome the holiday season, get into the Christmas spirit and support this fantastic cause! Read about the event here.
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We’re really excited to be attending the annual Huxley Lecture at Prior’s Field School next Thursday 27th November, presented by the phenomenal British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.
Some of his outstanding achievements include climbing to the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 65 and being the first explorer to cross the Antarctic on foot. He has led 22 major exhibitions to all corners of the Earth, including the first polar circumnavigation of Earth, the discovery of the lost Arabian city of Ubar and the first hovercraft ascent of the longest river in the world. Phew!
We can’t wait to hear about his amazing adventures and experiences.
Fancy joining us?
Tickets cost £14 and are available here.