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.

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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

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Event 2018

Working alongside Stage Sound Services we were able to supply a comprehensive technical package for the unveiling of the Lake district as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Both companies worked together to supply 

The UNESCO World Heritage event outside Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, was attended by HRH Prince Charles; who gave the royal seal of approval to a decision taken by Unesco: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The national park in Cumbria joined 30 other sites in Britain and other major world landmarks; Including the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon when it was added to the list of areas with World Heritage Site status last year.

Event organiser: UNESCO

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The Solar Pessimist 2017

Last week saw us installing lighting for The Solar Pessimist at Spit and Sawdust with The Kim Fielding Award.

Working closely with Stage Sound Services; we were able to provide a complete technical package for this innovative and immersive installation.

The lighting was programmed on an ETC Ion and the system was triggered by Qlab. This provided the client with the ability to playback the installation at the touch of a button.

Images of The Solar Pessimist; courtesy of John Lawrence and The Kim Fielding Award

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Ty Hafan Carols in the Castle 2016

Our Mini MR1 Canopy was recently at Cardiff Castle for Ty Hafan’s Carols at the Castle. 

We were contacted by Fizzi Events to provide a complete canopy, lighting and sound package for the event. 

The Milos Mini MR1 canopy stage measures 6.5m x 4.5m. This is ideal for the medium size performance or presentation. The useful stage area is approximately 5.5m x 4.9m (18′ x 16′).

The Milos Mini MR1 outdoor canopy stage is freestanding and is just over 4m high at the front of the arched roof. The Steeldeck stage is approx 1m high and has a black skirt around and a set of treads up to it. The Milos Mini MR1 outdoor canopy has meshed walls on three sides with which can be removed if required.

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

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2016

We have once again been contracted to supply full technical support for the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2016.

This includes complete site and technical management, steeldeck staging, lighting hire, power distribution and operators. Also in conjunction with our sister company Stage Sound Services we’re able to supply sound equipment offering the complete package.

Our Managing Director Alan Blakoe will be the Technical Manager for the duration of the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival. Alan will lead our team of trained technicians.

Event organiser: Everyman Theatre

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Walk Ten at Margam Park 2013

We were recently asked to supply site lighting for the Marie Curie event “Walk Ten” at Margam Park. Which saw over 270 people, raise over £400,000 for Marie Curie care.

This unique opportunity saw the sun setting over the Welsh countryside as the walk from the Gothic Castle made its way through farmlands and woodland trails, towards the pulpit viewpoint, with magnificent views. Past the Iron Age Hill Fort, Margam Abbey Church, the Orangery and its beautiful gardens, and back to the Castle.

For “Walk Ten” at Margam Park the equipment supplied included our small outdoor canopy stage, architectural site lighting using 400 Watt MBI lights to illuminate the front and side of the castle in Marie Curie corporate colours of yellow on blue. Power distribution, generators and tower lights to illuminate the walk. We were also able to supply sound equipment from our sister company Stage Sound Services. A front of house PA for the band, and to rally the walkers.

The crew enjoyed being part of this successful evening as much as the walkers, and took pride in another job well done.

If you need help planning staging, lighting or canopies for your event please get in touch

Ordnance Survey Conference, Celtic Manor

Event: Ordnance Survey Conference

Client: Stage Sound Services/Ordnance Survey.
Production Manager: Phil Hurley Stage Sound Services, Cardiff.

Lighting Equipment used:
Anolis LED Battens, Robe 575 Spots, Robe 575 Washes, Starcloths.

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

High School Musical 2 On Stage, Fairwater High School

Stage Lighting Services were asked to supply equipment for the UK Premiere of High School Musical 2 On Stage. Working with our clients brief in mind we were able to assist in converting a School Playing Field in to a fully operating theatre.Our Production Manager Phil Hurley was asked to design/Supply and build one of our largest Steeldeck stages this year, consisting of around 80 Steeldeck 8 by 4’s, Steeldeck Handrails and all the necessary accessories

Spending valuable time with the lighting designer and Director we were able to meet there needs by supplying our Avolites Art2000 48 Channel dimmers to power various quantities of different ETC Source four lanterns, Robe 575AT spots and washes and our Robert Juliet Follow spots

High School Musical 2 On Stage requested the use of a CO2 Jet Effect, which is currently something we don’t have in our stock. Spending a little time to investigate in to the effect we managed to collect two from a specialised Effects company and use one of our trained technicians to advice the customer of its uses.

We have a great working relationship with Stage Sound Services and were able to offer the complete package and as such they were able to meet all the clients sound needs

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