What we do

Experiences build passion for your cause. Our events team have curated festivals, conferences and pop-up workshops.

Our Approach

89up has organised numerous events across the UK and Europe, bringing together a range of people to discuss and share ideas.

Our events team provides logistical support and tailored event promotion to connect you to the right communities.  Our events range from small and intimate to large, multi-strand, full day engagements.

We specialise in bringing together audiences and influencers.

Our events team has worked on events from dynamic flash meetups to connect people after a crisis, to bigger full-day festivals with major name influencers. We use the breadth of our organisation to ensure that the PR, social media and promotion of the event delivers the impact you want to see.

Case study: Alternative Magna Carta Festival

89up organised the Alternative Magna Carta Festival in 2015. The day was a celebration of civil liberties on the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. We wanted to bring together a cross-section of people who would be able to sit in on talks and be involved in workshops with politicians, commentators and artists including Keir Starmer MP, Joanna Cherry MP, Rupert Myers, Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Zoe Williams, Inua Ellams, Natalia Kaliada and Miki Berenyi.

The festival was a huge success with almost 500 attendees and substantial buzz online with 1,413 tweets, 6.4m potential twitter impressions, and 24,552 people engaged on Facebook.

Media coverage of the festival also spanned across several media outlets including the Independent, Londonist and BBC Radio London.


Events Team



Sarah Vero
Account Director

Sarah is an expert in communications strategy and delivery, campaigns, movement building, strategic events and partnerships. Before joining 89up she was Acting Director at Living Wage Foundation. Sarah coordinates 89up's impact services working across events, press, PR, content creation, social and targeted campaigning. Away from 89up she teaches mindfulness-based resilience to organisations. Her personal mission is to help build a holistic, healthy, engaged society.

“I specialise in communications and campaigns for good causes because I’m passionate about making the world a better place. I build and deliver fully integrated campaign strategies that use all the assets available, incorporating movement building, events, social, comms and PR. I love the creative process, from the narrative and messaging sessions where we brainstorm the inspiring big picture ideas to the nerdy logistics of planning and delivery that are necessary to turn those ideas into great results. I feel lucky to work with so many incredible causes at 89up.”

Sarah Vero
Account Director