Studio Theolin
A design studio specialising in events and experiences promoting human interaction and serendipitous moments.

Beatbox & Sun




To celebrate the launch of Soapbox & Sons (what Studio Theolin used to be called) and Behind the Beats, we brought together a group of world renowned beatboxers, artists, illustrators and designers to throw a roof-top summer event to remember.

This launch event was dedicated and in aid of The McGuire Programme, a speech recovery programme run by people who have first-hand experience in stuttering.

Apart from live beatbox jamming, we also had an eclectic collection of original artworks around the theme of ‘communication’ exhibited and for sale at the event, with all proceeds going to The McGuire Programme.

And courtesy of our sponsor, Hawkes Ginger Beer, we definitely didn’t go thirsty!

The team
Jenny Theolin, Peter Hawkes  & FLYOTW

The Artists

Building the pop-up exhibition box


The Event


The Musicians


Four time UK Beatbox Champion (2011- 2014)
Emperor Of Mic 2012 – Grand Beatbox Battle Champion 2012

UK Beatbox Champion 2008, Producer, MC and musician based in South London. TV credits include appearances on The Paul O’ Grady Show, The Disney Channel and BBC Breakfast, BBC2, varous shows on Channel 4.


More bass than brains more beats than a boxer!
Vocal- manipulator.

DJ Switch is a British 3x World DJ Champion, based in Birmingham.

Switch won the world DMC DJ championships (specifically in the ‘Battle For Supremacy’ category) in 2008. He successfully defended his title for the next two years, becoming the first person to achieve a triple-win in the supremacy battle.

In 2011, Switch became the first DJ to have ever performed at the BBC Proms. He was the lead soloist in Gabriel Prokofiev’s “Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra”, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski & performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has since performed the piece in Venezuela with the Simon Boliviar Youth Orchestra.

Selected art pieces

Beatbox & Sun by Ben The Illustrator

Express Yourself by Gordon Bonnar

Express Yourself by Gordon Bonnar

Man in the Mirror by Sean Rees & Co.

Man in the Mirror by Sean Rees & Co.

My Generation by Smiling Wolf

My Generation by Smiling Wolf

Fuck You by Delme Rosser

Fuck You by Delme Rosser

Summer Time by Ben Steers

Summer Time by Ben Steers


Form Fifty Five, 2013   Beatbox & Sun

Form Fifty Five, 2013
Beatbox & Sun

Design Week, 2013   Beatbox & Sun

Design Week, 2013
Beatbox & Sun

Partners & Sponsors


Behind the Beats is the brain child of UK based film production company, Flyotw. We beatbox, we love beatbox.

Behind the Beats is a carefully curated platform for showcasing and documenting the UK’s finest musical talent. Currently, Behind the Beats is focused on providing industry leading content in the UK beatbox scene. Behind the Beats vision intends to connect and inspire audiences from across the far reaches of the globe

Through documentary film and short features, Flyotw & Behind the Beats aim to explore, collate and present a refreshing and honest representation of todays music scene and the musicians who populate it.

Proper Office – ROOF TOP

Proper Office was founded in April 2007 to offer ‘start up’ and existing companies a fresh, friendly value for money approach to office solutions. Their aim is to give their clients a sense of well being and peace of mind by offering affordable rents and flexibility in a warm and professional environment. All of their centres are in prime locations and offices are available on rolling monthly licences at very competitive rates compared with other office rental groups. 

Hawkes Ginger Beer – BOOZE

We are Hawkes, a new and truly exciting independent brewing company, born and raised in London and looking to shake things up!

Their mission is simple…
‘Bring social good as well as pleasure.’

But not in a boring, run of the mill way, they intend to enjoy themselves and look good doing it!

Their ethos is to use the growth and success of Hawkes to give back some goodness to their communities and not for profit organisations. It is their promise to contribute a share of their annual profits to these causes, as well as their time, care and attention.

Barefoot Carpentry – EXHIBITION STAND

Tom Robertson provides general carpentry services including 1st and 2nd fix, domestic renovations, kitchen and bathroom projects. When he has time he also enjoys making furniture. We’re delighted Tom donated his time and expertise to build us a bespoke exhibition display unit.

Pete Hawkes – BRANDING

Pete a graphic designer and illustrator living in London. He’s worked on a variety of projects for clients of all sizes, including illustration, branding, typography and digital design – and is the man behind our lovely Beatbox & Sun logo.

Are you looking to do a music or art event? Do you need expertise in pop-up venues, locations and/or management? 

If you enjoyed this case study, have a look at Eating Sound too – another unusual music-related experience.

For more information, send me an email and I will tell you all about this event, or chat to you about yours!

/ Jenny Theolin