entertainment • presentation • installation

27 September 2016

The Week

The WeekRemains of the Day - The remains of the theatre where Shakespeare's Hamlet was first performed has been granted legal protection by the government. Archeological remains of the Theatre, which dates back to 1576, have been added to the National Heritage List for England, alongside the ruins of another Elizabethan playhouse near London's Bankside. Shakespeare and his acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain's Company, were strongly associated with the Theatre - the remains of which were discovered in Hackney in 2008. Scholars believe ... More >>

PRG XL Video puts focus on theatre productions

PRG XL Video puts focus on theatre productionsUK - PRG XL Video's UK operation has made a sizeable investment in lighting fixtures and supporting inventory. The investment is in a range of lighting products which will be used across PRG XL's key market sectors, and will particularly support specific requirements from the West End theatre business. PRG XL Video has added ETC Lustr2 Profile, Martin MAC Viper Performance and Wash DX, Martin Rush Par2, Rosco Miro Cube, and GLP Impression X4 lighting fixtures to its inventory. Additionally, PRG XL has expanded its fleet of consoles with ... More >>

Hawthorn technical production for KOI Awards

Hawthorn technical production for KOI AwardsUK - Celebrating the very best talent in the world of lighting and video design, the ninth Knight of Illumination Awards took place at the Eventim Apollo, London on 18 September 2016. As one of the ceremony's spotlight sponsors, Hawthorn provided technical production, including lighting, sound, video, rigging and set, to impress an audience of renowned lighting designers from around the globe. The event, which was this year hosted by Australian actor and TV presenter Mark Little, has become a highlight in the lighting and video design ... More >>

HSL supplies Chatsworth House spectacular

HSL supplies Chatsworth House spectacularUK - HSL supplied lighting equipment, rigging and crew for a two-day summer concert spectacular staged in the gardens of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK, for technical co-ordinators CSG Events who were working for producer Andrew Wyke of TBI Media and BBC 6 Music which presented one of its most popular shows - Craig Charles and his 'Funk & Soul Live' experience - on the Friday. This featured the act, host and broadcaster presenting special guest artists all performing some of the greatest funk and soul songs, backed by the Fantasy Funk ... More >>

Chauvet adds sizzle to Wringer + Mangle

Chauvet adds sizzle to Wringer + MangleUK - The new Wringer + Mangle club in East London stands out for its pulsating atmosphere and high-energy entertainment. Making a critical contribution to both is a dynamic lighting kit fitted by GLS that features Chauvet Professional STRIKE 4 multi formatted fixtures and Intimidator Spot 350 movers from Chauvet DJ. According to Luke Dwyer, head of programming at the Mangle, the decision to install four of the STRIKE 4s and 12 of the Intimidators was a no-brainer. "It was essential for us to create the look and feel of an exciting venue ... More >>

ALD Sponsored Student Scheme 2017 opens

ALD Sponsored Student Scheme 2017 opensUK - The Association of Lighting Designers' (ALD) has announced its Sponsored Student Scheme is open for 2017 applications. For the first time, the scheme this year is available to all students studying full time in the UK, regardless of course subject. The requirement is that applicants have an interest in the process of live performance lighting and/or video and projection. The scheme is funded by Corporate Members of the ALD and offers students opportunities to network with more experienced members, to create contacts within the ... More >>

AWOLNATION chooses Robe

AWOLNATION chooses RobeUSA - Mitchell Schellenger from Station Six, LLC was delighted to get the call asking if he'd create a production design for US-based electronic rockers AWOLNATION on their recent tour. The lighting scheme included four types of Robe fixtures - CycFX 4s, Pointes, MMX Spots and PATT 2013s - supplied by LMG Touring, a full-service provider of audio, video, lighting and LED. Mitchell started the design process by establishing some budget figures with management and then chatted with lead singer Aaron Bruno who is integrally involved in the ... More >>

Sao Paulo PA company invests in dLive

Sao Paulo PA company invests in dLiveBrazil - Based in Sao Paulo, PA company, WR Sonorização, recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system for its hire stock. WR Sonorização selected the flagship dLive system, comprising an S7000 Surface and DM64 MixRack, supplied by distributor, Audio Systems. The system is regularly used for live music events staged at TV Station, Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT), where dLive mixes the live PA and monitor mixes for visiting artists, and also provides a broadcast feed to the Station's master console. "Put simply, ... More >>

Maverick and Rogue fixtures light Zozobra

Maverick and Rogue fixtures light ZozobraUSA - He's big (over 50ft tall), rather grotesque looking with a devilishly menacing expression, and completely lacking in substance. Yet he's the source of civic pride and the object of affection for the people of New Mexico's capital. His name is Zozobra (Old Man Gloom), and every year he serves as the centrepiece of Fiestas de Santa Fe, the oldest continuous civic celebration in North America, dating back to 1712. People celebrating this festival write their "sources of gloom" on paper and have them stuffed into the amalgamation of ... More >>

Yamaha Rivage PM10 mixes Radio France Festival

Yamaha Rivage PM10 mixes Radio France FestivalFrance - Yamaha's flagship Rivage PM10 digital mixing console has been an increasingly common sight at festivals during the 2016 summer season, as it is adopted by audio rental companies around the world. In France, the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier featured a PM10 mixing two weeks of wide-ranging jazz performances. Taking place in mid-July, Festival de Radio France features many different styles of music in venues throughout Montpellier. The 1800-seat open air Amphithéâtre du Domaine d'O - managed by the city's ... More >>

Kinesys rocks across Asia with Mayday

Kinesys rocks across Asia with MaydayChina - Taiwanese rock superstars Mayday are on the road in Asia with a large production including 56 axes of Kinesys automation - provided by rental and technical production specialist B'IN Live, who are headquartered in Taiwan with bases in China and Hong Kong. The epic lighting, visual and set design was created by Leroy Bennet and Seven Designs from Los Angeles - well known for their imagination and style as well as interesting and provocative designs. B'IN Live - formed in 2014 with the amalgamation of six high level technical ... More >>

MLA passes Ultra test in Hong Kong

MLA passes Ultra test in Hong KongChina - Back in 2012, Ultra Worldwide, producers of the award-winning Ultra Music Festival in Miami, launched a new event concept appropriately named Road to Ultra. Incorporating cutting-edge production values, the journey unfolded through Thailand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Colombia, Paraguay and Chile. But the most recent addition to the portfolio - the Hong Kong edition, scheduled to take place in the noise sensitive new urban development area of West Kowloon Cultural District's Nursery Park - was to be the most challenging. The ... More >>

Asian wedding specialist invests in Avolites

Asian wedding specialist invests in AvolitesUK - Liquid Entertainment - a London-based company specialising in the production of lavish Asian weddings - relies exclusively on equipment from British manufacturer Avolites to ensure each and every one of the company's high-budget matrimonial extravaganzas is technically flawless. Liquid Entertainment has grown from a small DJ hire outfit to a full-scale event production company within a few years. Director Randeep Chaggar says investment in the right technical equipment is key to this success within the industry. After trying out ... More >>

DiGiCo in control for Australian Pink Floyd

DiGiCo in control for Australian Pink FloydUSA - With over four million tickets sold to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has amazed millions of concertgoers with an uncanny replication of the classic UK band's legendary live show. Employing a lavish collection of visual aids (including lasers, inflatables and 3D stereoscopic projection), the group's live shows recreate the look, feel and sound of Pink Floyd's later world tours. For over 120 shows this year, the touring ensemble has had DiGiCo SD consoles on tour with it for the first ... More >>

Minister helps Panasonic celebrate

Minister helps Panasonic celebrateUK - Welsh Government Minister Julie James has visited Panasonic Business' European Service Centre in Cardiff which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The site on Wharfedale Road, Pentwyn was established in 2006 and houses a repair centre, field support team and multi-language helpdesk to cater for B2B customers across Europe. The Service Centre is also a hub for the remote monitoring of audio-visual products. Panasonic CARES utilises Machine to Machine (M2M) technology, to enable the customer service centre to communicate directly ... More >>

IEM Fundamentals and Safe Sound session at AES

IEM Fundamentals and Safe Sound session at AESUSA - At this week's AES convention in Los Angeles, Sensaphonics founder and president, Dr. Michael Santucci, Au.D., will be joining legendary sound engineer Mark Frink for their presentation, IEM Fundamentals & Safe Sound. The session will take place Saturday, 1 October at 12 Noon on the Live Sound Events stage. With their complimentary perspectives as audiologist and engineer, Santucci and Frink bring a powerful combination of knowledge and perspective on hearing health and touring sound. The information presented at this ... More >>

Old Fort Church builds with Community

Old Fort Church builds with CommunityUSA - Describing itself as "a real-life community on the move," Old Fort Church, Old Fort, OH completed its new building in time for Easter services in 2016. The church's 300-seat worship centre features modern video and lighting systems and a high-performance audio system with Community I Series loudspeakers. Old Fort Church holds two worship services each Sunday. The first is a "blended experience" with a mix of traditional and contemporary worship styles. The second is a "modern experience" featuring videos and contemporary Christian ... More >>

TechLED lights The Victoria London casino

TechLED lights The Victoria London casinoUK - Long-standing design partners for Grosvenor Casinos, Roberts Limbrick Architectural Practice, recently turned to trusted installation company TechLED Ltd to deliver the external lighting upgrade project for Grosvenor Casino The Victoria, London - the jewel in the crown of Grosvenor's Casino estate. To meet the requirements of a prestige 24/7 leisure venue, IP68-rated Flex Pro Exterior from Acclaim Lighting was specified for its endurance and reliability. The exterior refreshment followed hard on the heels of an extensive and ... More >>

Duerden to head CUK Audio installed sound sales

Duerden to head CUK Audio installed sound salesUK - Distributor CUK Audio continues to develop and strengthen its sales force with the recruitment of Rob Duerden who is to manage the newly created installed sound sales channel. The move, which comes in the wake of the recent appointment of Steve Barton to manage the MI/Retail sales channel, is part of a larger corporate restructure which sees the establishment of four, distinct business sectors (MI, Installed Sound, Live and AV/Conferencing), each headed up by an experienced professional. "Rob's appointment is a key part of the ... More >>

Bandit adds lighting technicians

Bandit adds lighting techniciansUSA - Bandit Lites has once again increased its workforce with the addition of Alex Becker and Jamie Sullivan. The two join the team as lighting technicians to meet the influx of events and productions in 2016. Becker and Sullivan provide support for prepping sales installations, local touring shows in addition to moving light repair. They also cover all aspects of productions for events centring around the area, including Blackberry Farm productions, charity events and concerts. Upon his graduation from Jacksonville State University ... More >>

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