Manchester International Festival - Kenneth Brannagh's Macbeth

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This penultimate post showcasing 15 years of The Cogency takes us to the year 2013 and our work for Manchester International Festival (MIF), a world class festival of new and pioneering commissions. The Cogency has worked on every festival since i...

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David Byrne's Meltdown

David Byrne's Meltdown


We are delighted to be working with the Southbank Centre’s marketing team on this year’s Meltdown, which will be curated by David Bryne, following in the footsteps of previous directors including Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie...

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World Stages London

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Our year-long retrospective of blog posts covering 15 years of the Cogency is nearing an end. The 13th post sends us to that momentous year, 2012, when we worked as Marketing Consultants for World Stages London.  World Stages London was...

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John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831



We have just started work as the marketing and audience development consultants on Aspire, a new partnership made up of National Museum Wales, the National Galleries of Scotland, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Muse...

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without walls cogency

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The 12th of 15 posts examining The Cogency’s fifteen years, one project a year, looks back at Without Walls, a consortium of festivals dedicated to the development of new work for the UK’s outdoor arts sector and beyond, currently...

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Greenwich Summer Sessions 2011

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The 11th of 15 posts looking back at The Cogency’s fifteen years, one project a year, brings us to Greenwich Summer Sessions, first held in 2010 in the beautiful grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. Set up by long-time Cogency friends an...

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Clean Break - it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now photo copyright

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For our tenth post in our look back at the projects that have defined The Cogency’s 15 years, we have chosen the acclaimed new writing theatre company, Clean Break, whom we worked for the first time in 2009 (our tenth anniversary!). We work...

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east festival mayor of london cogency

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Continuing our mini-retrospective of The Cogency’s 15 year history, we look back to 2008 when we worked on East. Having already worked with the Mayor of London’s cultural team at GLA on elements of Open Rehearsal and Lates in 2007, Th...

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Continuing our year-long look back at projects from the past 15 years, we find ourselves in the year 2007, when we worked for the first time with Create KX on Arrivals, a festival celebrating the re-opening of St. Pancras International station. W...

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cogency where are they now

Part 5: Where are they now?


This is the fifth of our interviewettes with past staff over The Cogency’s fifteen years. We caught up with the lovely Lis Jennings. - How long / when you worked at The Cogency and your role? I was Marketing Manager from September 2006 to ...

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Film4 Summer Screen

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After a brief summer break, we continue our look back over the last fifteen years of The Cogency. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and we have worked on every season since its inaugural year, when it ...

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spectra, Ryoji Ikeda, 2014.  View from Primrose Hill.  image credit - Thierry Bal

Ryoji Ikeda's spectra


We are very excited we can now announce Ryoji Ikeda's spectra (pictured) as part of LIGHTS OUT. A column of monumental light emanating from forty-nine static high-powered searchlights, it is visible across London by simply looking up to the sky. ...

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Summer Screen Prints: Film Poster Exhibition at Somerset House


Launched last week, Summer Screen Prints: Film Poster Exhibiton at Somerset House is your chance to buy limited-edition prints inspired by each film shown at Film4 Summer Screen. Back for a second year, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House has c...

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The Cogency turn their LIGHTS OUT

We’re turning our #LIGHTSOUT


We will be turning our #LIGHTSOUT on 4 August from 10pm to 11pm as part of 14-18 NOW's UK-wide event, LIGHTS OUT for which we are the dedicated marketing team. To mark the moment Great Britain entered the First World War, everyone in the UK is in...

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DAZZLE SHIP London, Tobias Rehberger, 2014. Image credit - David Kew

Dazzle Ship London is open


Don’t miss the new makeover of HMS President (1918) on the Thames, part of 14-18 NOW with whom we are working with as Marketing Consultants.German artist Tobias Rehberger has wrapped HMS President (1918) in a striking new artwork, a contempo...

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Cog World Cup

We won the @CogWorldCup!


The Cogency won the Cog Design World Cup Sweepstake. World Cup spoiler alert: The Cogency's team was Germany. The Cogency beat off competition from National Campaign for the Arts (aka Portugal), 4-0 (yes 4-0), Gene (aka Ghana), Arts Council ...

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LIGHTS OUT launches


‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime’ Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914 Yesterday saw the launch of LIGHTS OUT, a major UK-wide 14-18 NOW project and mini-site...

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Skate at Somerset House

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2004 was the first year that The Cogency delivered the marketing for Skate at Somerset House (including working with Peter Saville Studio on the design above), a project we are proud to still be working on. Skate began in 2000, and is still the or...

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cogency where are they now

Part 4: Where are they now?


For the fourth instalment of interviewettes with previous staff we caught up with Marcel Jenkins, bookkeeper extraordinaire, Olympic Torchbearer, and a truly lovely and missed presence in the office. - How long / when you worked at The Cogency an...

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cogency where are they now



We are delighted to announce that we are working with Manchester International Festival on their next Festival which takes place in the summer of 2015 - Thu 2 to Sun 19 July. The Cogency has a long association with the Festival having worked on th...

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15 x 5 The Cogency tate & egg

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In 2003, we worked with Tate & online bank egg, to deliver the marketing for Tate & egg live, the first time live events had been seen in Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall. Programmed by Alex Poots and Jenny Waldman, season highlights inclu...

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cogency where are they now

Part 3: Where are they now?


We’ve been interviewing past Cogency team members and close associates. Why? To mark our 15th birthday of course. Our third instalment comes from our intern Mary Zakheim, who was with us earlier this year, and whose glowing review of working...

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15 x 4 The Cogency Greenwich Dance

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For our fourth post looking back at 15 years of projects, we look back to Greenwich Dance, whom we worked with for eleven years. Our work started with an audit of the organisation’s marketing, press and PR activity, including a review of st...

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We have had a busy few weeks in advance of announcing this year’s programme for Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House today. Unbelievably it is the 10th anniversary of the event. To mark the occasion we have been working with Organic Market...

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cogency where are they now

Part 2: Where are they now?


For the second in our series of interview-ettes with past staff we bring you Mark Edwards, who worked here as our trusty Administrator and Marketing Assistant. - When did you work for the Cogency? I worked at The Cogency for about two years, fro...

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