Robe celebrates Singapore Chingay spectacle

Friday, 17 February 2017

Singapore - Over 400 Robe moving lights boosted the magic and spectacle of the 45th Singapore Chingay Parade to celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster.
Javier Tan’s colourful high-impact lighting design matched the glamour, glitz and exuberance of the high profile public event, featuring an ebullient cast of 8000, creatively directed by Fan Dong Kai and staged at the F1 Pit Building in the city centre.
The glittering show was organized by the People’s Association (PA). It celebrated the diversity and multi-cultural nature of the nation’s population and was watched live by President, Dr. Tony Tan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, plus assorted political, dignitaries and VIPs together with approximately 200,000 excited members of the public over two nights. It was also recorded for broadcast.
Javier is one of the region’s top lighting designers and a big Robe advocate. He has lit Chingay before on the same site in 2013, so he knew in the early planning stages that the most powerful lightsources available were needed, so he chose Robe’s BMFLs.
To help wash the parade route and the six massive grandstands which accommodated 30,000 spectators, he specified 216 x BMFL Blades, 56 x BMFL WashBeams and 112 x Robe ColorStrobes.
Additional wash lighting was provided by 56 x Robe LEDWash 600s, with all the event’s lighting and


Brittannia Row Productions Training announces 2017 courses

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - Britannia Row Productions Training is running its core 12-week Live Sound Technology Course (LSTC) from early April. The 2017 course will be primarily delivered from South Thames College in Wandsworth, with some sessions being held at Britannia Row’s main headquarters in Twickenham and others on-site at Britannia Row shows. The tutors delivering the course will, as usual, be Britannia Row staff and freelance engineers and technicians.
Britannia Row Productions Training’s managing director Mike Lowe said: ‘We have missed running the popular LSTC. Last year we ran six 16-week part-time courses, held on Saturdays and Sundays at Twickenham, as well as bespoke courses tailored to the specific needs of companies in the industry who send their employees to us for training but just did not have the physical space to run the LSTC. Unfortunately, we were unable to run the 12-week full-time Live Sound Technology Course in 2016 due to lack of appropriate accommodation.
“We have come to an arrangement with South Thames College, our partners for our 3-year BSc Hons Degree Course in Live Sound Production, to predominantly use their Wandsworth Campus to run LSTC this spring. The facilities at Wandsworth Campus include a dedicated training room for the course, lecture theatres, a theatre, a sports hall and several recording studios and rehearsal spaces. The col


Alcons Gets Aplauz for new Polish distributor

Friday, 17 February 2017

Poland - Alcons has appointed Aplauz Sp. Ltd as its distributor for general products in Poland. Located in Łomianki, near Warsaw, Aplauz was established in 2003 and has grown to become one of Poland’s most renowned suppliers of professional audio solutions.
“We became aware of Alcons five or six years ago,” says Aplauz president and managing director Grzegorz Fotek. “We have watched as they have risen to the top of the industry, as people recognise that their pro-ribbon technology delivers the very best possible sound. Alcons is now one of the world’s leading audio manufacturers and everyone we speak to who listens to their technology is always very impressed.”
Last year, Aplauz and Alcons collaborated on a project that included a shoot-out between a large number of the leading loudspeaker brands, which really put Alcons on the map in the Polish market. This was followed by an event in Łódź which was the first official presentation of Alcons in Poland. It included a presentation by Alcons co-founder Tom Back on the background to the company’s pro-ribbon technology, with demonstrations of a nine cabinet per side LR18 system with BQ211 subs. The company’s VR series point source systems and QR series line-source solutions were also demonstrated.
“It generated a lot of positive comments,” says Tom. “All of the attendees were unani


Illuminating Capability Brown with SGM

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - Using ground-breaking LED technology from SGM, an interactive light commission entitled IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape, was created by light artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere.
In November 2016, various celebratory events took place in 120 different parks and sites all across the UK. This was to mark the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect, Capability Brown, an historically important figure known as “England’s greatest gardener”. Many of his more than 170 park designs still exist today. Amongst these is Compton Verney, which also houses an independent national art gallery.

Compton Verney celebrated Capability’s legacy and brought it to life through a light ‘spectacular’. Compton Verney’s curator, Penelope Sexton, had the idea to create an event outside on the grounds using light as a medium. She got in touch with Laurent Louyer and asked him to carry out the job. Louyer said about the assignment:

“I had the simple brief to ‘respond to the Capability Brown’s landscape’. So basically, I had creative carte blanche - which is a dream come true as an artist. I found the trees, water and architectural elements to be the crucial cornerstones of the garden, so I put them in focus. My aim was to get people to play and engage, but also to educate them about the lan


White Light gets a bite of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43m copies worldwide. Now, the timeless classic is making its way off the page and onto the stage in a critically-acclaimed production which brings together Carle’s legendary stories through the use of puppetry. Currently embarking on a tour across the UK, White Light has been called upon to provide the lighting equipment.
Produced by MEI Theatrical Ltd, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been adapted by Jonathan Rockefeller and consists of four classic Carle stories: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Ros Spiers-King, dream manager at MEI, comments, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a brilliant show that manages to encapsulate the magic of Carle’s novels and bring this alive from the page. Many of our young audience have heard the books being read but have never seen what these would like look animated; which is exactly what the show provides.”
The books are re-imagined through the use of more than 75 puppets and a hard-working cast of four. Ros adds, “As this is a children’s show, it is extremely busy with lots happening at a very rapid rate. Alongside the cast and props, we rely heav


Tritonal painting with dreams with Chauvet

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA -. Austin, Texas duo Tritonal can lay down thundering dance tracks with the best of them, but then with the figurative snap of the fingers, they can just as easily slide into more melodic, feathery and peaceful piano-driven songs. Keeping pace with Tritonal’s winding musical journey at a stop on the group’s aptly named Painting With Dreams Tour is a multi-faceted lightshow created by Brett Angstadt of Round Peg Productions that features a collection of LED fixtures from Chauvet Professional.
Tritonal’s lighting designer Aaron Kovelman of The Hauss Collective brought Angstadt on board to handle lighting for the tour. When the tour stopped at the legendary Echo Stage, the largest dedicated concert venue in Washington DC, Angstadt used Nexus panels to fill out the look of the stage.
“Our standard floor package had video fronts on the truss towers, but at Echo Stage they had these big house video towers,” he said. “So instead of leaving our truss towers blank, I added the Nexus panels to them, which allowed me to create some very cool pixel mapped looks. Pixel mapping was important to this show, because it added a level of variety and depth that the music deserved,” said Angstadt. “I used the pixel mapping functions on my Avolites console for the Nexus panels and for dimmer effects on the STRKE 4s.”
He used six truss towers, each of wh


Toni Sheree wins Sensaphonics system

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA - Sensaphonics has presented Toni Sheree of Los Angeles with a new 3D-U AARO in-ear monitor system valued at $1500. As a purchaser of Musicians Earplugs during the NAMM show, she was entered in the end-of-show drawing, and her entry came up as the winner.
Sheree is vocalist for the LA-based electro-funk duo, Toni & Ash, and can’t wait to get her hands on the new 3D-U AARO. “I was so excited to hear from Sensaphonics that I won,” she exclaimed. “We just released a record, OK Cool, and I can't wait to use my new in-ears in our show. Ambient sound in an in-ear is going to be amazing! Thank you, Sensaphonics.”
The 3D-U AARO is billed as the world’s first universal-fit Active Ambient IEM system. Sensaphonics performed a constant stream of live demos during the NAMM show, showing how 3D AARO provides full access to ambient sound on stage through it embedded binaural microphone system – with both earphones securely in place.
“Sensaphonics had a fantastic NAMM Show, with lots of interest and orders for the new 3D-U AARO,” said Sensaphonics president, Dr. Michael Santucci. “We’re thrilled that our end-of-show giveaway went to a performing artist like Toni Sheree, who will reap the benefits of Active Ambient technology both on stage and in the studio.”
(Jim Evans)


Fulcrum Acoustic reinforces Hershey Centre

Friday, 17 February 2017

Canada - The Hershey Centre is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Home to the Ontario Hockey League's Mississauga Steelheads and the NBA Development League's Raptors 905, the facility also hosts a wide variety of events, ranging from live music and internationally-televised figure skating championships to boxing and indoor rodeos.
In response to guest feedback on its nearly two-decade old distributed sound system and concerns that it might fail during an event, an extensive upgrade brought "major-league" sound to the Hershey Centre.
Design specialist Dave Clark crafted a sound system based on Fulcrum Acoustic CX1265 12 inch coaxial speaker clusters. Sixteen double CX1265 clusters hang above the playing surface perimeter to cover the arena's upper and lower bowl, with additional clusters deployed into each of the low-roofed end zones to avoid obstructing scoreboard sightlines.
Two "blue line" clusters of four stacked Fulcrum Sub115 15 inch subwoofers ringed with four CX1265s provide steered low frequency support and playing surface coverage. Four compact GX1226 12 inch coaxial speakers can also be raised into the hallow scoreboard for world-class figure skating competitions in which musical timing and imaging are crucial, as well as for other centre stage events such as concerts and boxing.


Bandit backs One OK Rock on US tour

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA - Japanese alt-rock back One OK Rock recently wrapped a January run in North America promoting their new album Ambitions with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites and designed by Jesse Henke.
The band, comprised of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama and Tomoya Kanki are known for their stellar vocals, energetic performances and diehard fans who turn out in incredible numbers.
With a blank slate to design with (except for direction regarding incorporating logo scrims) Henke created a dynamic floor package with six towers across the stage with six T pipe down riggers flown from existing house trusses.
“I wanted the relatively small amount of gear to look big, so I spread it out evenly across the stage vertically and horizontally,” explained Henke. “I went with horizontal lines of fixtures at multiple levels.”
Bandit Lites supplied Martin MAC Auras, used for key light and general wash, Elation ACL 360 Bars, utilized for effects and movements, along with ShowLine Nitros for punch, in addition to accenting certain hits, strobe effects and to augment the stage wash.
Henke shared the only challenge was arranging the 50+ fixtures into half a trailer each evening, saying, “The load in and everything about the show was fairly straightforward. I did pre-viz at home, programmed a lot of the show beforehand, and


Nottingham’s Rock City gets Chauvet makeover

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK - Since opening its doors in 1980, Nottingham’s 2,500-capacity Rock City has showcased some of biggest names in alternative music. Last year, the iconic club won its 10th consecutive Kerrang! Award as Venue of the Year. Coincidentally, the club decided to upgrade its lighting system. To accomplish this, its lighting technician Mark Merry specified an array of Chauvet Professional fixtures, including 24 PVP S5 LED panels, 12 Rogue RH1 Hybrid moving heads, and eight COLORdash Batten-Quad 6 LED strips.
“The decision to install the selection of Chauvet fixtures was an extremely pragmatic one,” explained Merry. “As we required a completely new visual package for both live performances for touring bands and regular weekly club nights, we needed a versatile selection of high performing fixtures which could adapt to a whole manner of different musical environments. The fixtures we selected fit the bill for both functions.”
Forming a central focal point for live performances and club nights, the array of PVP S5 panels fixed to standing upright truss provide visiting bands and LDs with the opportunity to stream graphics or video feed behind the bands. “The PVP panels have incredibly sharp resolution,” commented Merry. “Even for the dedicated fans at the front of the stage, visuals are pin sharp, thanks to the low pixel pitch.”
Whereas previou


NRAG endorses Stop the Drop campaign

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK - The National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG), the pan industry body concerned with promoting rigging safety in events, has announced its endorsement of the cross-association campaign to raise awareness of the risks involved when working at height, and promote safe practice.
Mark Surtees, managing director of Outback Rigging and chair of NRAG, explained the group’s decision to support the initiative, “Our members, representing almost every sector of the British events industry, are keenly aware of the risks when working at height and wholeheartedly support the aims of the Stop the Drop campaign.
“We recognise that a greater understanding of the issues surrounding working at height, amongst all stakeholders within the fast-paced events industry, will help to strengthen and deepen the safety culture already in evidence and improve safety through direct behaviour change and raised awareness.”
Launched in 2016 by the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Stop the Drop campaign is aimed at all stakeholders involved in the events industry, including the many riggers that work on exhibitions and events.
(Jim Evans)


Barco presents new-style 2016 Annual Report

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Belgium - Barco has presented a strong set of results for 2016, with high single-digit sales growth and EBITDA margin accretion. At the same time, the company published its 2016 Annual Report online. Titled Focused to perform, the report summarizes the 2016 results and zooms in on Barco’s activities and its sustainability plan. The fresh design (new branding) and innovative concept (four booklets + online report) clearly reflect Barco’s direction for the future.
2016 was a year of important organizational changes at Barco: the company welcomed a new CEO, new CFO and new Chief HR Officer, and its headquarters moved to an iconic new building in Kortrijk.
In the midst of all these changes, Barco achieved solid growth, both in sales and in EBITDA margin. In his opening letter to the report, CEO Jan De Witte thanks Eric Van Zele, former CEO, for bringing Barco back to growth. He also describes the opportunities that he has spotted to take Barco to the next level. A focus on performance will be key in the future, hence the title of the 2016 report. In the coming years, Barco will keep up its innovation efforts while sharpening its focus on execution, says the report.
The course that De Witte and his team have determined for the coming years is clearly reflected in the 2016 Annual Report. In the past few months, Barco evolved its brand identity to b


Community flies high in Adelaide adventure

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Australia - Horder Communication Solutions has recently completed the installation of a Community loudspeaker system for the Mega Adventure Aerial Park in Adelaide, South Australia.
With operations in Singapore and Australia, Mega Adventure was founded by explorer and adventurer Alex Blyth, with the aim of becoming a global leader in bringing adventure experiences to urban communities. The Mega Adventure Aerial Park in Adelaide is the first of its kind in the world and was designed and built by Mega Adventure’s sister company, Touch Cloud Global.
Following the successful provision of sound systems for its other adventure parks, Mega Adventure again commissioned the services of John Horder of Horder Communication Solutions to provide a high quality, cost-effective sound solution for the aerial adventure park.
Requiring a system to cover the 25m high open structure with maximum control of overspill, Horder approached Hills Audio Visual to assist with a design using Community R Series loudspeakers. The brief specified that the system must provide very high quality music and speech uniformly throughout all levels of the structure, with no spill to the north and south where a residential holiday park and a leisure resort are situated, and limited spill towards the golf course to the east. Only the western border had no restrictions as this faced sand hil


CAST wysiwyg tours with Wilco

Thursday, 16 February 2017

USA - CAST wysiwyg has been touring with one of the most talked about Indie bands, Wilco, whose music has been described as somewhere between experimental rock and alternative country. The band has gained kudos for the 2016 album, Schmilco, and for consistently putting on distinctive shows. The tour has just returned from Europe and is continuing now through America.
Lighting designer Jeremy Roth previsualized their set list using wysiwyg Perform. The set design, conceived by Jeff Tweedy and fabricated by Valerie Light of Infinite Scenic with textiles provided by Matt Biringer of Rose Brand, executed with tour manager Eric Frankhouser allowed Roth’s lighting and scenic design to highlight the mood that the team wished to convey.
Roth describes the set: “The concept came from Jeff [Tweedy] visiting a Masonic temple in Santa Fe that has a set of scenic flats depicting an autumnal forest scene. He was inspired by the use of diminishing perspective, cut-outs, and colour to create a sense of depth and warmth. He brought the concept to me while we were on tour in Europe and we started to figure out how to turn a scenic concept from a 100+ year old temple into a tourable production design.
“With this project and most of my other projects, wysiwyg is an invaluable tool for designing and sharing concepts, renders and assessing the feasibility and


Afrikaans is Groot for Robe

Thursday, 16 February 2017

South Africa - Part one of the 2016-17 multi-artist musical spectacular Afrikaans is Groot, produced by Coleske Artists was staged at Moreleta Park Church in Pretoria, South Africa, featuring some of the best Afrikaans performers in the country. The show will play at Cape Town’s Grandwest Arena in March 2017.
It featured a lighting co-design by Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier and Chris Bolton of Keystone Productions. Nearly 160 Robe moving lights – including the new Spiiders and Spikies - were included on the rig.
The 12 new Spiiders came straight from customs clearance at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg to the venue, together with 12 Robe Squares, all part of a larger new Robe investment by rental company, MGG.
MGG was the full production technical supplier for the event which ran for 11 sold-out shows at Moreleta.
Chris & Josh were first asked to design the 2015 edition as a visual team which yielded amazing results and took production values up several notches, so they were asked back this year by Coleske, and again worked closely with MGG general manager, Denzil Smith.
Robe BMFL Blades were chosen as the main profile fixture, 12 on the advanced truss for key lighting and specials with the rest upstage on the mother grid, together with six BMFL WashBeams which were upstage inside one of the circular trusses.


ISE 2017: A catalyst for growth and innovation

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe 2017 saw 1,192 of the world’s leading AV equipment vendors and service suppliers showcase the latest technology for the digital signage, unified communications, audio, smart building, residential and education sectors.
On the show floor, the atmosphere was decidedly upbeat. Exhibitors, including 202 making their ISE debuts, were seen increasingly to present their products and solutions in ‘real world’ scenarios, designed to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of end users visiting the show.
Registered visitor attendees to ISE 2017 were at an all-time high at 73,413. This represents an 11.7% increase over the 2016 edition. Attendees came from 150 different countries, reflecting the show’s global reach and influence, while almost 600 registered attendees were from the press and media.
Integrated Systems Events managing director Mike Blackman commented on the event’s continued success: “We listen to the industry and we listen to our exhibitors. We invest in the show and, importantly, we have the people in place to produce the type of exhibition that they tell us they need. It’s a real collaborative effort and I’d like to thank everyone that’s been involved.”
The exhibition began and ended with two inspirational keynote addresses. These came from award winning architect Ole Scheeren


dLive solutions for Royal College of Surgeons

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK - A variety of Allen & Heath digital mixing solutions have recently been installed by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, including dLive S Class and GLD digital mixing systems.
The college is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world - tracing its origins back to 1505 - and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical practice through its interest in education and training.
Located in the college’s flagship Main Hall venue, the dLive system was specified for its ability to allow a compact Allen & Heath DM48 MixRack set-up controlled via iPad (with A&H’s Director app) for smaller events and meetings, while a dLive S3000 mixing surface can be employed for more involved productions.
The Symposium Hall – a 158-seat tiered lecture theatre in a converted church building – features a GLD-112 digital mixer with remote IO AR2412 and AB168 AudioRacks.
Royal College of Surgeons senior AV technician Ben Taylor said, “A good number of the events we run – dinners, exhibitions, music events, conferences and recently our ‘Slainte’ Scottish nights aimed at the foreign tour market – don't require a dedicated technician. And with such a compact campus, space is very much at a premium so we wanted a largely invisible-but-powerful solution.
“Adjusting settings via an iPad or PC witho


Electro-Voice extends X-Line Advance family

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Europe - Electro-Voice has announced the latest member of the X-Line Advance line-array loudspeaker family: the X12-125F flying subwoofer – a dual 15-inch system equipped with high-output EV-engineered transducers delivering 9600 W output.
The X12-125F features the family’s innovative Integrated Rigging System for quick, secure and seamless deployment in arrays, and is sonically matched to the other members of the family: X1 and X2 (high-performance) full-range models, and the X12-128 ground-stacking dual 18-inch subwoofer.
The X12-125F can also be used in ground-stacked configurations, making it a versatile choice for rental companies and mobile applications, as well as fixed installations including live performance venues and houses of worship. Its very compact, lightweight 18-ply Baltic birch enclosure is finished in EVcoat for superior durability.
The X-Line Advance family currently consists of two-way vertical line-array loudspeaker elements providing 90- or 120-degree horizontal coverage, the powerful dual 18-inch X12-128 ground-stacking subwoofer, the TG7 system power and processing rack, and a complete package of rigging and transport materials. The new X12-125F subwoofer complements existing X-Line Advance models in a wide range of possible system configurations.
The X12-125F is available in the Americas in April, 2017; in Europe, Mi


DPA heads to Nepal for ground-breaking opera

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Nepal - When Lucy Peckham, co-partner of Anchorage-based Both Ears Live Sound, was contacted by Greg Mitchell, a design professor at UC Santa Barbara, she knew she would be a part of something special. Mitchell was looking for a sound engineer to go to Nepal to work on the first opera ever performed in that country. Peckham recognized early that she would also need equipment capable of performing under Kathmandu’s less than forgiving environment. Peckham found the solution she needed in DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4061 Necklace Microphone.
Peckham first heard of DPA after attending a Live Design conference in Las Vegas. “I started receiving Live Design’s online newsletter and DPA kept popping up in the articles I found most interesting,” she says. “One article in particular caught my attention: DPA microphones were used to mic the entire cast and orchestra of a San Francisco Opera performance for the purpose of recording it.
“The idea of using wireless to capture a live performance astonished me. I did not think there was a mic out there that could handle the kind of dynamic range that opera singers produce, while also capturing the qualitative nuance of character and expression that the singers must achieve. After that, I wanted to know more about DPA.”
Last spring, after attending a presentation by DPA representatives at the USITT confer


L-Acoustics K2 gives flexibility to Moscow venue

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Russia - Opened in September 2016, Vegas City Hall is a multi-level, multi-function concert hall in the North West of the Russian capital of Moscow. Owned by the Crocus Group, the venue has been designed to be highly flexible, with different configurations accommodating a variety of events.
This flexibility needed to be reflected in the design of the audio system, with L-Acoustics loudspeakers providing a solution that delivers high quality sound system that can be reconfigured in under a half hour.
The audio system was designed and installed by Theatre Techniques and Technologies (TTT Group, Moscow), together with Sonoruss, certified provider of L-Acoustics products in Russia.
Vegas City Hall’s auditorium spans three levels in the form of an amphitheatre. In its standard configuration, used mainly for rock, pop and jazz concerts and children’s events, the hall can seat 1,472. For circus events, the seating immediately in front of the stage is removed to provide a bigger performance area, reducing the seating capacity to 1354.
Large screens delivering 4K content akin to the quality of image one normally finds in a movie theatre are sited around the hall. These are designed to create the effect of augmented reality, fully immersing the audience in the atmosphere of what is happening on stage. The Crocus Group wanted an audio system of a quality


Claypaky tops leader board at Wargaming Fest

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Russia - An exclusive Claypaky rig of almost 300 moving-head fixtures delivered the high-impact lighting for international game developer and publisher Wargaming Group's highly anticipated debut video game event Wargaming Fest in Moscow's Expocentre.
Production and lighting designers Maxim Martynov and Jevgenij Juhnevich of Moscow-based production company MAX \ MAX Productions specified 81 x Claypaky Sharpy, 56 x Claypaky Stormy CC, 46 x Claypaky Mythos, 22 x Claypaky Alpha Profile 1500 and 76 x Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20 supplied by Russian rental and production outfits Arlecchino Techno and MF Group.
"The work during the preparation period of the show was extremely detailed," says Max Martynov. "We discussed every second, every costume and every colour with the Wargaming team. This design tenacity followed through into our desire to achieve the 'perfect lighting quality' through extensive pre-programming and the selection of Claypaky fixtures."
Throughout Wargaming Fest audience members were encouraged to take part in real-time video game tournaments that were live streamed across the globe. Lighting designer Jevgenij Juhnevich created an immersive lighting environment using the Mythos and Alpha Profile 1500s to unify the show's live gaming tournaments, musical performances, product demonstrations and 20,000 strong live audience.
"The Mythos and


Colston Hall unveils £48m refurbishment plans

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

UK - Bristol’s Colston Hall, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in September, has unveiled plans for a £48m refurbishment to make it a world-class music hub for the South West, February 8th, 2017.
The latest artist’s impressions of the ambitious project, which will involve remodelling and upgrading the Main Hall, Lantern cellars and historic foyer spaces to improve facilities for audiences and performers, have been revealed.
A public consultation exhibiting the new plans opened 8 February, 2017, and people are being invited to comment on the proposals before a formal planning application is submitted later this year.
The charitable trust which runs the city centre venue says the improvements will benefit artists and producers as well as audiences, improving the acoustics of the performance areas and opening up new venues in parts of the Colston Hall which are currently unused.
Louise Mitchell, chief executive of Bristol Music Trust, speaking at the launch of the public consultation, commented, “As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Colston Hall, we enter a key stage in the second phase of our transformation programme.
“The Hall hasn’t been updated since the 1950’s, so it’s long overdue a refurbishment that will give Bristol and the West Country a world class venue to be proud of.
“Today, we invite the public to


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