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Astera for “Fiach” Drive in Drama in Ireland

24/09/2020 - Production News

Ireland – Presenting theatre and performance in the pandemic is a truly challenging space, but it’s also no surprise that the hugely talented and resourceful entertainment industry worldwide is responding with some truly imaginative and ingenious solutions for offering the public much needed opportunities for engaging with thrilling and emotional dramatic experiences. “Fiach” is a fantastic example!

Virtual Production Studios feature Robe

24/09/2020 - Project News

Germany – Thomas Giegerich is someone who likes to keep ahead of the game.

Provision AVL and Chauvet Professional Help Al Rashid Al Saleh School Theatre Fill Multi-Mission

24/09/2020 - Project News

UAE – Built in 1971 on land granted to it by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the award winning Al Rashid Al Saleh School is one of the oldest in the United Arab Emirates. Since that time, the 2,600-student, K-12 school has made invaluable contributions to UAE society, through its dedication to education and the community at large.

Theatre awakens with Sleepless: A Musical Romance

24/09/2020 - Production News

UK – The long-awaited anticipated return of theatre is over! Based on the original screenplay of Sleepless in Seattle, Sleepless: A Musical Romance, is the first new indoor musical since theatres closed in March. PRG was on hand to support with Lighting, Video and LED – and we must say, it’s great to be back.

Only a Diamond cuts to the heart of the music

24/09/2020 - Equipment News

Since 1982, Wharfedale’s famous Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional sonic value for money earning numerous ‘product of the year’ accolades in the UK and around the world. This autumn, with the introduction of the all-new Diamond 12 Series, Wharfedale once again raises the bar for affordable, high-performance loudspeakers.

The owners behind Visions acquire Dobson Sound Productions

24/09/2020 - Business News

UK – The Creative Production Group who are the owners behind Visions based in Reading and Manchester, has announced the purchase of the London-based sound reinforcement company, Dobson Sound Productions.

Popular ClubXS series mixers get a ‘plus’

24/09/2020 - Equipment News

Studiomaster’s highly popular ClubXS compact mixer series has received an upgrade with the introduction of uprated 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-channel ‘XS+’ models.

OBA Give CDD Speakers a Thorough Workout at New Natural Fit Gym

24/09/2020 - Project News

UK – AV integrators, Old Barn Audio (OBA), have been specifying Martin Audio’s CDD series on a regular basis ever since it was first released in 2015. And they have just added a new fitness centre to that roster.

Medicine Festival relieves the Covid blues with Funktion-One

24/09/2020 - Production News

UK – Set in the tranquil parkland and ancient woodland of a stunning Berkshire country estate, Medicine Festival 2020 proved to be the perfect tonic for attendees and crew alike. It had been at least six months since most had been involved in any form of public event, but with safety measures in place, the five-day festival prescribed a healthy concoction of music, ancestral wisdom, art, well-being, future thinking, food, environmentalism, spirituality, dance and performance.

Sensational Sebastián Yatra shows delight with large Elation rig

24/09/2020 - Production News

Mexico – A full complement of Elation luminaires gave a spectacular closing to Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra's tour earlier this year in Mexico City, where he shared the stage with several artists, including Mexican singer Carlos Rivera. Chris Penso, an experienced lighting designer who has worked with Latin stars such as Franco de Vita, Carlos Vives, Chayanne and Marc Anthony, was responsible for lighting Yatra's tour.

Award winning SME Pearce Hire joins industry roll call demanding urgent Government action

23/09/2020 - Business News

UK – The beginning of 2020 could not have got off to a better start for Peterborough-based Pearce Hire. Securing three final shortlistings across various industry award ceremonies, the team was thrilled to win the Favourite Power Supply company at the TPi Awards at the end of February – an accolade they had worked tirelessly towards securing for several years. Things were looking bright, and business was thriving.

Christie expands RGB pure laser projection line-up with 4K 50,000-lumen powerhouse

23/09/2020 - Equipment News

Christie has announced the launch of the Christie Mirage SST RGB pure laser projector with a 50,000-lumen light source. With the same small and flexible form factor of the original 35,000 lumen Mirage SST, the new 50,000 lumen model cranks up the brightness for spectacular visual experiences.

KNV makes Italian debut on popular Battiti Live TV show

23/09/2020 - Production News

Italy – GLP’s pioneering new KNV series has been used for the first time in Italy, on two high profile broadcast TV shows. The first of these was Radionorba Vodafone Battiti Live, where DoP Massimo Pascucci, featured a large selection of KNV Cube, KNV Dot and KNV Line in the scenography, working alongside set designer Luigi Maresca and show director, Luigi Antonini.

Claypaky MIDI-B: A compact, light, versatile, extremely bright LED wash-beam, a mid-range fixture that stands out from the crowd

23/09/2020 - Equipment News

Fixtures in this class are in high demand because they meet many needs, from the smallest venue to the largest show. With so many choices available, this category of fixture lends to highly competitive prices but also lowest common denominator performance. This makes it difficult for customers to decide which fixture to choose without sacrificing performance. Claypaky's MIDI-B clearly addresses these needs thanks to its amazing cost to performance ratio.