Europe - Showlight 2017, the quadrennial lighting symposium, this year hosted in Florence, Italy, is fast approaching. To ensure plenty of time for bookings to be made, the ALD has bestowed bursaries upon three of its professional members.
The bursaries, awarded to Ric Mountjoy, Sherry Coenen and Sandy McRobbie, contribute to the costs of attending the event, such as registration, travel and accommodation and encourage those lighting practitioners to attend, who may not otherwise be able to take time out from a busy schedule.
Supporting its members for the fourth time in this way, entries for the Showlight Bursary Scheme were judged by members of the executive committee and assessed on the applicants’ reasons for attendance as well as how they intend to report on the event for Focus, the ALD membership magazine.
Showlight chairman, John Allen, highlights the importance of Showlight 2017 for all lighting professionals: “Showlight is always a unique event and in Florence, we are blessed with a city which has a truly magnificent history, surrounding you as you walk from the Duomo to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Baptistry, the Ponte de Vecchio and the Pitti Palace.”
Underlining the direct industry benefits, he continues: “The speaker sessions, the small exhibition of 42 lighting companies and visits to theatres and other cultural centres in Florence are all vitally Showlight. Combine the opportunity to network with theatre consultants, other designers, equipment manufacturers, technicians and programmers from theatre, film and TV in a convi