Recently, Butcher utilized his full Futurelight rig at the Global Pensions’ European Pensions Awards show at the Le Plasa Hotel in Brussels. Universal Events came onboard to provide an imaginative lighting design by their client, event company Slice Events. For the Brussels show, the set was designed by Butcher in conjunction with Nick Joyce from Slice. It consisted of a ‘skeleton’ set with projection screen material attached to the rear of it - forming several ‘skins’. Two data projectors were placed behind the set for projecting graphics, logos and live camera feeds, and the rest of the boxes were lit by the Futurelight fixtures - one placed behind each box. This not only produced a great 3D depth to the stage, it allowed the colour and texturing of the set to be instantly flipped. Butcher rigged additional MH660s onstage, focused on the presenter area of the set, for picking out him and the various award winners as they came up to receive their prizes.
Recently, Butcher’s full complement of Futurelight heads were used as primary lighting instruments for the aftershow parties on the Robbie Williams’ summer stadium tour. Universal was working for Epson, sponsors of the tour, and the fixtures excelled themselves in a nightclub style. Other high profile Futurelight events for Universal have included annual conferences for Marks & Spencer and the UK Youth Parliament, both at the Cumberland Hotel, London; the Grower of the Year Awards gala dinner at Telford International Centre, featuring a 75ft wide by 18ft high set, and the launch of the Nintendo GameBoy Advance, with a 17ft high replica of the console at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel.