27 June 2016

ABTT 2016 Annual Theatre Awards

ABTT 2016 Annual Theatre AwardsUK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards 2016 took place on Wednesday evening (22 June), after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. An experienced jury of working practitioners and industry peers considered entries for the ABTT Awards. Both previously submitted nominations and items brought to their attention on the day, which satisfied the entry criteria were reviewed. Commenting on the event, ABTT CEO Robin Townley said, "The Awards ceremony, held in the Petrus Bertschinger ... More >>

Robe receives more Elite treatment

Robe receives more Elite treatmentAustralia - Elite Sound and Lighting based in the Australian capital Canberra is one of the country's fastest growing rental and production companies. Headed by owner and founder Darren Russell, Elite made its first Robe investment in 2011 and in 2013, Darren made the conscious commitment to Robe as their 'house' moving light brand. "I simply wanted a premium brand that was reliable and had a diverse enough range to cover all requirements for rental, staging and installation applications." The purchases have been constant and steady ... More >>

New auditorium for Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall

New auditorium for Glasgow's Royal Concert HallUK - A new state-of-the-art, 600 seat auditorium at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall opened in October 2015 alongside the new Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Centre. Both were designed by Glasgow City Council's in-house team of architects led by Kerr Robertson - also responsible for city projects such as the refurbishment of much lauded Glasgow City Halls - and world-renowned acoustic specialists ARUP. The new auditorium at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall exhibits a number of design features implemented to optimise the acoustic ... More >>

Chauvet strikes bold note at Maryland Deathfest

Chauvet strikes bold note at Maryland DeathfestUSA - Maryland is known for its beautiful beaches, splendid shellfish and rich nautical history. In recent years, however, another item has been added to this notable list, as the 'Old Line State', the place that gave birth to the US National Anthem, is becoming known as an epicentre of metal music. Every Memorial Day Weekend, the state hosts Maryland Deathfest (popularly known as MDF), the country's largest metal music festival. This year, the 14th annual edition of the festival, drew black leather clad metal fans from around the world ... More >>

2016 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards

2016 Behind the Scenes Holiday CardsUSA - The 2016 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards are on sale now. Three card ordering options are offered: personalized cards with a company logo and custom message, card packs of 10 with a standard greeting, and electronic versions for delivery by email. Orders will be taken until September 12, 2016 to arrive by late October. All proceeds benefit the Behind the Scenes charity which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. View and order cards at www.behindthescenescharity.... More >>

Clay Paky Scenius at Montreal's Bal en Blanc

Clay Paky Scenius at Montreal's Bal en BlancCnada - Montreal's 22nd Bal en Blanc, Canada's oldest electronic music festival and one of the first EDM festivals in the world, featured an exclusive attraction by 45DEGREES, Cirque du Soleil's events and special projects company. Five Cirque acts performing during the Sultan+Shepard set were lit by an array of Clay Paky fixtures provided by 4U2C. Held on Easter weekend at the Palais du congres, the Bal en Blanc was produced by Produkt with One Drop as its official cause partner. One Drop is a Montreal-based non-profit, created by ... More >>

Colour Sound celebrates 10 with Field Day

Colour Sound celebrates 10 with Field DayUK - Lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment celebrated 10 years of being a main technical supplier to Field Day - one of London's premier and most popular urban music events, staged in Victoria Park, Hackney. "We are all extremely proud of that achievement," commented Colour Sound's MD Haydn Cruickshank (H), "and in that time have seen the event develop and diversify, all the time retaining its unique approach to music programming and its emphasis on delivering the highest production values to its audiences." ... More >>

Proel Axiom array debuts at Exmouth Festival

Proel Axiom array debuts at Exmouth FestivalUK - This year's Exmouth Festival saw the UK debut of Proel's new Axiom AX800A compact line array, used for the very first time at a live event after the first units of the new product began shipping this month. ESW Solutions had the timely opportunity to test the new AX800A system at the Exmouth Festival with one of its most experienced sound engineers Darren Campan and overseen by senior project manager Richard Hawkins. ESW Solutions works on over 500 events a year and as the company looks to expand its business further, it is ... More >>

Robe finds another Voice in Flanders

Robe finds another Voice in FlandersBelgium - The fifth season of the Voice van Vlaanderan (Voice of Flanders) was staged in Hall 8 of the Ghent Expo centre, a massive complex on the outskirts of the picturesque Belgian city - with show design once again delivered by a team from design practice Arf & Yes, led by company owner and founder, Ignace D'Haese. Arf & Yes provided the full show and venue technical design package for producers Endemol, including stage, set, lighting and video, plus the layout accommodating a large main performance stage and 3000 live audience, ... More >>

Robert Juliat Dalis lights Sophiatown

Robert Juliat Dalis lights SophiatownSouth Africa - Lighting designer and consultant, Denis Hutchinson, was loaned six Robert Juliat Dalis 200W LED Cyclights by DWR Distribution to 'test drive' on the musical Sophiatown which played at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and at the State Theatre in Pretoria. In South African history Sophiatown, apart from violence and poverty, was the renowned "mixed suburb" in the days of Apartheid, affectionately remembered for the lively politics, music, jazz and blues. It was where people lived together, undivided by colour, ... More >>

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