#WeMakeEvents Urgent Help Needed

Having served the events industry proudly for over 40 years it really is RedAlert for Stage Lighting Services. We need urgent Government support to survive the ongoing crisis. 

The theatre, gigs, comedy shows, conferences and live events that you love depend on our expertise, knowledge and equipment. We are asking the government to extend furlough, offer grants and extend the self-employment scheme for our industry. Without these measures we will not survive.

If you love attending, watching and participating in events, please support us by:

1. Share and like to help raise awareness
2. Lobby your MP on social media, via email or letter
3. Lend your support through the UK campaign https://www.plasa.org/we-make-events/

We have represented the industry across Wales tonight with #LightItInRed campaign.

More Information on todays campaign can be found here

#lightitinred

Tonight we joined companies from all across the events industry by lighting our building in red.

Since early March, the events industry has been mostly without work. All kinds of major events are currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis. Corporate events, conferences, concerts, festivals, weddings, trade shows and theatrical performances are no longer able to go ahead. This is leaving an entire industry dormant, with over twenty-five thousand businesses and over half a million workers throughout the UK directly suffering the ill effects.

Companies from all across the events industry, as well as event locations, (event centres, convention centres, conference hotels, theatres, concert halls, playhouses and nightclubs) throughout the UK are joining together tonight (6th of July 2020). By lighting their buildings, or buildings in their region, red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation in the event industry we can make a statement that can’t be ignored. 

We were the first ones out, and will be the last ones back in

For more information check out Lightitinred website or contact us

#lightitinred #wemakeevents

Hay Winter Festival 2019

After the success of the Hay Summer Festival Stage Lighting Services were asked provide equipment for the Hay Winter Festival 2019.

WHAT IS THE WINTER WEEKEND?

The Hay Winter Festival Weekend 2019, which has been running for twenty years, is a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in venues in the town. The 2019 Festival was our biggest and most high-profile yet.

The town’s atmospheric market square is a focus of festivities. On the Friday, the Hay Christmas lights are  turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer. Accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment.

On the Saturday, Hay Food Festival celebrates all that’s good about winter cooking, with over 50 stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, from savoury to sweet.

On the Sunday Hay Market Square is transformed into a festive outdoor artisan market. With a wide range of traders offering a diverse collection of local arts and crafts. Get ahead with your Christmas shopping here.

Equipment we provided included:

Steeldeck Staging, Pipe & Drape, Rigging, Power and Distribution, MVS Hazers, Lighting and Event Lighting.

We also had help from Stage Sound Services who provided Sound and Video for the event.

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Howells School Shows 2019

Stage Lighting Services were once again asked to provide a large variety of equipment for show’s in Howells School in Llandaf. Two of the more recent shows were Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. The Howells School Sports Hall was transformed to their specific needs.

The equipment Stage Lighting Services supplied included the following;

Steeldeck Staging, Pipe & Drape, Rigging, Power and Distribution, MVS Hazers, Robe 600 Spots, Robe Spiiders, Robe CycFX, Truss, Motors and Rigging, ETC Ion Lighting Console with Art-Net. Along with a dedicated project manager providing technical support when required.

We also had help from Stage Sound Services who provided Sound and Video for the event.

If you have an event that needs any of the equipment above or more, please get in touch for a competitive quote

Haverfordwest Castle, Over the Moon

The Stage Lighting Services were at Haverfordwest Castle providing our Pulsar Chroma Floods. The event was created by Span Arts, for their Over The Moon Lantern Parade.

We were asked to light up the castle in a mix of red and blue. We used our IP Rated Pulsar Chroma Floods. Needless to say, we were ‘over the moon’ with the results.

If you’d like more information on the Pulsar Chroma Floods or advice on the best equipment for your event, please get in touch.

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2019

Working very closely with Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival and a wide range of organisations and suppliers we were able to provide a comprehensive production, technical & site management service.

This included Steeldeck staging, lighting hire & design, power distribution and onsite technical support.

Also in conjunction with our sister company Stage Sound Services Ltd we were able to supply sound equipment, design and operation for Cardiff Open Air Theatre.

Our Managing Director and Production Manager were onsite for the duration of the festival, leading our team of trained technicians to support this great event.

Event organiser: Everyman Theatre

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

World’s Largest Jute Bag

Stage Lighting Services were asked by Cotton Bag Co (UK) to provide a truss structure to suspend the worlds largest jute bag! This was in attempt to promote their brand and encourage the use of reusable bags over single use plastic bags. The attempt coincided with International Plastic Bag Free Day and Plastic Free July.

This Jute Bag now holds the Guiness World Record for largest jute bag!

The Truss used was Milos 290v Quad designed into a mounting structure to take the weight of the jute bag.

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Hay Festival 2019

This year working alongside Stage Sound Services, we supplied a complete and comprehensive technical package for the 7 venues at the Hay Festival site, with two venues switching completely to LED fixtures this year.

This technical package included Avolites dimming, ETC Ion & Colorsource consoles, Milos 290V Quad and Total Solutions Group slick truss structures, full compliment of fixtures and complete project management with an onsite project manager for the duration of the build.

The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, for ten days from May to June. 

Event organiser: Hay Festival

CwmafanFest Milos MR0 Canopy Stage 2019

We have been to supply out Milos MR0 outdoor canopy stage CwmafanFest 2019 at Cwmavon Rfc.

Milos MR0 Outdoor Canopy Stage 9m by 6.5m is a cost effective temporary roofing solution that provide you with quick and easy assembly and tear down. Its gently sloping roof and simple construction make it the perfect choice for many types of events, from music festivals to outdoor conventions.

Please contact us if you would like a competitive quote on this outdoor canopy or if you just require more information about this product.

To view the other canopy stages we stock please click here

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Event organiser: CwmafanFest