It’s important to celebrate what we achieve, whether as an individual, an organisation or on a campaign level. From a launch event to an annual Ball, bringing people together to celebrate and communicate is an important part of change. A Grain of Sand has a record of putting on some amazing events and we can help with the delivery of anything from small launches of products or concepts through to far bigger events.

Whilst at Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Chris Hines developed the famous SAS Ball as a celebration and a thank you to the SAS members. The event grew from 550 to 5,000 guests and was widely regarded as one of the best private parties around.

When the world was delivering the Live8 concerts Chris Hines was one of a small team at the Eden Project who saw the fact that, despite the main focus being Africa, few African artists were actually playing at these events and helped deliver the Africa Calling event in a mind-blowing 3 weeks. The event featured the cream of African bands and reached global audiences including a live link up with Nelson Mandela on stage in Johannesburg.

Working on the Blue Gym project A Grain of Sand delivered a launch event that had live slots on BBC Breakfast News, BBC News 24 and other media. The event was a celebration of the physical and mental well being that can come from interaction with the water environment. The Blue Gym promotional film also won a Royal Television Society Award.

Above left: Chris Hines and Barry Honeyman at the Surfers Against Sewage Ball. Barry scored a donation to Cornwall Hospice for this enticing costume! Above right: Africa Calling at the Eden Project, part of the Live 8 concerts,




“Undoubtedly, the coolest event in the UK surf calendar is the annual SAS ball”, Chris Moran, The Guardian

“Simply the best party in the Cornish calendar - the chance for surfers, music fans and partygoers of all ages to have the time of their lives in an array of ridiculous costumes while knowing they are doing something to help the environment as well. The secrecy behind who played only added to the sense of excitement. And what bands! From Dick Dale to Faithless, we danced to them all.” Lee Trewhela, What’s On Editor, This is Cornwall and Cornish Weeklies

“To use your language you “played a blinder” and we “kicked ass”. You were superb and your enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism were awesome. You played a massive role in bringing together an event that will live for ever in people’s minds.” Tim Smit CEO of the Eden Project, on Chris Hines’ input into Africa Calling.