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  • Writer's pictureThe Glitterologist - Jay

Glitter Festival Makeup at New Heights: Our Adventure with Up at The O2

Updated: May 6

sunset at Up at The o2
Photo credit: Evening Standard

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Glitter-Arty as we take you behind the scenes of our sparkling collaboration with Up at The O2. Nestled amidst the bustling energy of London's iconic entertainment venue, Up at The O2 offers an extraordinary 90-minute experience that will take your breath away.

Picture this: As the sun began to set over the city, a guided expedition over the roof of The O2 via a unique fabric walkway suspended 2 meters above the surface. With the London skyline stretching out before you, the walkway stands an impressive 52 meters above ground level and spans an awe-inspiring 380 meters in length. It's a journey unlike any other, offering unparalleled views of the city and a sense of adventure that's second to none.

But Up at The O2 isn't just about breathtaking vistas—it's about creating unforgettable experiences. From themed climbs that range from romantic surprise wedding proposals, heart-pounding celebrations to serene pilates sessions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And on this special occasion, Up at The O2 transformed into a silent disco extravaganza, complete with pulsating beats by the amazing Kiss FM’s Harriet Rose, dazzling lights that set the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Silent Disco with Glitter Artist at the O2
Photo credit: Evening Standard

Cue: Glitter-Arty! As guests prepared to embark on their climb, our team at Glitter-Arty set up our glitter station on terra firma, ready to add an extra touch of magic to the evening. Each guest was treated to a personalised festival glitter makeup design that reflected the vibrant energy of the evening. From shimmering bursts of colour to intricate embellishments, our glitter creations added an extra layer of excitement to the already thrilling atmosphere.

The premier evening silent disco climb was a glitzy affair, with Press and social media influencers arriving in anticipation of the adventure ahead. As they prepared to scale the heights of The O2, our glitter artists were hard at work below, ready to add an extra layer of dazzle to the festivities. Meanwhile, in the following weeks, the other two climbs welcomed members of the public, eager to experience the thrill of climbing The O2 for themselves.

Here are a few press mentions featuring our involvement:

With time ticking away and the climb time set in stone, our team sprang into action, creating quick bursts of glittery, colourful designs. Some designs were completed in just 2-3 minutes, while others were given a few extra minutes to shine, resulting in stunning creations that perfectly captured the spirit of the evening.

As the night came to a close and the climbers made their way back down to solid ground, there was a sense of excitement and wonder in the air. With memories of a glittering adventure high above the city, guests departed with smiles on their faces and a newfound appreciation for the heights of London's skyline.


But our adventure with Up at The O2 didn't stop there. With Halloween on the horizon, Up at The O2 extended an invitation for us to join them once again for a spooky-themed climb: Ghost Stories on Up at The O2. Embracing the spirit of the season, we crafted the promotional makeup look inspired by the eerie allure of the grim reaper, adding an extra element of thrill to the climb. And as guests made their way up to the summit, the grim reaper was ready with a scary storytime experience, leaving everyone with unforgettable memories and a little extra sparkle in their step.

Halloween Grim reaper face painting for Promotional

spooky stories up at the o2 face painting

Working with the team at Up at The O2 was an absolute delight, and we're grateful for the opportunity to bring our unique brand of sparkle to their already exhilarating events. From silent disco extravaganzas to Halloween thrills, our collaboration with Up at The O2 was a glittering success, leaving guests with memories to last a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for the heights of adventure.



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