28 July 2014

Robe for Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Robe for Lebanon's Beiteddine Art FestivalLebanon - An all Robe moving light rig was specified for the 2014 Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon - a vibrant, high profile annual summer music and cultural event with an all-star line-up of local and international artists that is staged against the magnificent backdrop of the 2000 year old Beiteddine Palace. The venue is ensconced in the mountains about 70Km South of Beirut and this year's diverse range of performances included Joss Stone, Katie Melua, Kazem Al Sahir, Bel Canto tenor Juan Diego Florez and a collection of special ... More >>

Clay Paky lights the skies during Tour de France opening

Clay Paky lights the skies during Tour de France openingUK - Lighting designer James Bawn specified the strong beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy to crown his colourful lighting design for Kirklees' Arqiva Tower, known locally as the Emley Mast, during the opening of the Tour de France celebrations in Yorkshire. The 10 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures, supplied by Blackburn based hire outfit HSL, beamed out from the tower's 272m high control room creating dramatic aerial effects across the skies above Yorkshire's Emley Moor that could be seen for miles around. "As part of the 100 day Yorkshire Festival, ... More >>

48 hours left of free visitor registration for PLASA London 2014

48 hours left of free visitor registration for PLASA London 2014UK - PLASA London delivered its biggest ever visitor promotion campaign over the last 3 days, generating almost 3,000 new registrations and setting a record for registrations, meaning the show is now up 10% y-o-y on visitor pre-registration. Commenting on the positive news, PLASA's director of events Christopher Toulmin says: "PLASA London continues to prove its relevance as demonstrated by the phenomenal take up over the last three days. PLASA London is a must attend event for the live entertainment technology industries. The show is ... More >>

XL Video on the road with DesignScene and Volvo

XL Video on the road with DesignScene and VolvoUK - Working with marketing agency Arnold KLP and creative production agency DesignScene, XL Video have supplied an LED video wall for the Volvo V40 promotional roadshow currently being shown in some of the UK's largest shopping malls. Through June and July 2014, the promotional display featuring the LED video wall visited the Bullring in Birmingham, Metro Centre in Gateshead, Cabot Circus in Bristol and finished up at the Silverburn in Glasgow. The presentation area included a Volvo V40 R Design display car, which allowed shoppers to ... More >>

Nexo updates Stade Olympique in Lausanne

Nexo updates Stade Olympique in LausanneSwitzerland - Nexo has installed its popular Geo S12 line array modules into the 15,700-capacity Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne. This is part of a recent run of stadium installs that also includes the larger Stade d'Anderlecht in Belgium. Built in the 1950s, the Lausanne stadium urgently needed to upgrade its 30-year-old sound system in time for an International Athletissima athletics meet in July. It also needed to comply with the requirements of the FC-Lausanne Sport football club, based at the venue. As well as football ... More >>

JoeCo celebrates new home

JoeCo celebrates new homeUK - BlackBox Recorder manufacturer JoeCo is celebrating the opening of new offices at its Cambridge headquarters. The new building incorporates office and meeting space, production and workshop facilities, as well as a dedicated development and testing area for the expanding BlackBox product range. The move coincides with the forthcoming release of the company's latest product - the new BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder with integrated mic preamps - and the expansion of its team. "Our new work space has been several months in its planning and ... More >>

Sage Gateshead upgrades with RCF

Sage Gateshead upgrades with RCFUK - The Sage Gateshead - an iconic multi-arts building in the north-east of England, which originally cost £70m to construct - this year celebrates its tenth anniversary. To celebrate its landmark birthday the venue has upgraded the sound system in its 1700-capacity main Hall One with the installation of an RCF HDL 20-A line array by local contractors (and long time RCF rental partner), Nitelites. The move follows a period of careful evaluation by the facility's head of technical operations, Chris Durant and his team, during the ... More >>

iLive selected by Chinese arts centre

iLive selected by Chinese arts centreChina - Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre in China has installed Allen & Heath's flagship iLive digital mixing system, the iLive-176 Surface and iDR10 MixRack as its new FOH console. With a total area of 36,000sq.m, the Guotai Arts Centre is a versatile venue, which stages musicals, operas, drama, entertainment, exhibitions and commercial events. Sanecore Group installed all the audio systems, which cover the performance system, public addressing system, intercom system, recording and broadcasting system, as well as the stage lighting system.... More >>

Robe is a ParFect Solution for Španski Borci

Robe is a ParFect Solution for Španski BorciSlovenia - The first 12 Robe ParFect 100 fixtures in Slovenia have been purchased by the Španski Borci Culture Centre in Ljubljana, a high profile venue run by EN-KNAP Productions which is the largest privately managed facility for cultural activities in the country. It is also home to Slovenian Contemporary Dance Company EnKnapGroup. Named in honour of the volunteers who sacrificed their lives in the fight for freedom during the Spanish Civil War, the venue was originally built in 1981 and extensively refurbished in 2009. It features ... More >>

Bernard Lavilliers lit by Clay Paky Sharpys

Bernard Lavilliers lit by Clay Paky SharpysFrance - Laurent Chapot, French rocker Bernard Lavilliers' long-standing, faithful and talented lighting designer, has come up with a creative, ingenious lighting design at the legendary Olympia in Paris. It is almost completely based on low consumption lights, provided by the French audiovisual equipment supplier Dushow. Laurent Chapot has recently become "energy saving aware" and has started favouring "cleaner" light. However his choice is also motivated by a desire for a greater variety of easy-to-transport and easy-to-install ... More >>

Energy-Efficient Elation lighting for Baton Rouge Church

Energy-Efficient Elation lighting for Baton Rouge ChurchUSA - Parkview Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an active and growing church that reaches out to its local community through a number of activities and ministries. Throughout their mission, they maintain an eye on the future while also keeping a focus on savings in their daily operations. The church recently sought to update their main sanctuary's lighting system to energy-efficient LED lights, both house lights and stage lighting, and chose an Elation package of low power consumption LED fixtures. The lighting upgrade ... More >>

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