Stage Electrics switched on in Exeter
30 November 2007
UK - Stage Electrics' new addition to its hire stock, the smartStage 45, was fully utilised during the Exeter city centre Christmas lights switch on.
The smartStage 45 is a mobile stage trailer with a characteristic lean-to roof and a set up time of only 30 minutes. It offers a tandem axle and overrunning brakes and the roof is lifted using an electro-hydraulic system with remote control. The stage conforms to the temporary demountable guidelines of 5kN/sq.m and was launched by Stage Electrics at the Showman's Show in Newbury in October 2007.
Stage Electrics has supplied the lighting and sound equipment for the Exeter event for the last three years, previously the official switch-on team performed from a traditional modular stage system, ground support truss and a tarpaulin roof.
Project manager for the event, Simon Foster explained: "Access into the area is very limited, narrow streets that would simply be too small to safely unload a large truck and the actual space for the stage is just too tight for some of the other stage solutions we supply. The smartStage was delivered to site by a LT46 Van and arrived at 07.30, once we had unhitched it, we could adjust the final placement using just man power, which worked really well. Our team of five, of which four were smartStage novices, completed the install, including lighting and sound in under four hours."
Other equipment supplied for the event included lighting of Par64s, MAC250s, MAC500s and audio including radio mics, an EAW KF730 line array system and a Yamaha LS9 32-channel digital desk.
"We have had excellent feedback" concluded Foster. "The smartStage 45 is a very useful piece of equipment which is easy to use. Already we have had enquiries about the stage from people in the audience, I can see the future demand is going to be high.".
Related Stories from LSi Online
8 May 2013
UK - Stage Electrics has announced a management buy-out (MBO) of the business from the estate of David Whitehead. The MBO was fully supported and agreed by David Whitehead prior to his stepping down from the role of ... More >>
UK - Lost and Sound, a feature-length documentary made by a partially deaf film-maker about music and hearing loss, will be screened as part of Deaf Awareness Week at Cambridge Picture House on Sunday 12 May ... More >>
30 April 2013
UK - Northern Light has announced the appointment of Ian Green as a business development manager for the company's equipment sales division, Northern Light Direct. Green has been working within the entertainment ... More >>
25 April 2013
UK - With just a week left until the doors of the Royal Armouries Museum open for the fifth annual PLASA Focus: Leeds trade show, taking place on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May, PLASA Events can confirm that ... More >>
24 April 2013
UK -Stage Electrics have recently supplied the Baglan Community Church with a Roland M-300 Digital Live Mixing Console and two S-1608 Digital Snake Stage Boxes as part of a full audio, visual and lighting installation ... More >>
Page 33: Aldridge and chairman Trevor Smallwood David founded Stage Electrics in Exeter in 1979 and built
Page 37: -founder of Stage Electrics, who taught and inspired many of our current generation of leading designers, engineers
Page 11: Stage Electrics signs new sponsorship deal Davie Bell, divisional sales manager at Stage Electrics
Page 49: is Exeter University Great Hall, an interesting room for a uni’ gig, it appears to be a late 60s orchestral
Page 1: May 2008 www.lsionline.co.uk On Tour: Scouting for Girls L SI reports from Exeter University
Page 5: but pop certainly isn’t, as Steve Moles found out at Scouting for Girls’ recent Exeter University gig
Page 8: as a shock to many of them. There were some surprising examples: take the Northcott Theatre in Exeter
Page 6: (see news, page 8). The Northcott Theatre in Exeter and the aforementioned National Student Drama
Page 64: stadiums in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, Middlesborough, Glasgow, Cardiff, Exeter
Page 106: as a studio engineer in Exeter Around 1990 he discovered the Edinburgh Festival fell in love with theatre