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Hawthorn Lights 20th Pink Ribbon Ball in London
The 20th Pink Ribbon Ball in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign was held at the prestigious Natural History Museum on Saturday 11th October. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, a four-course meal and top entertainment including a performance by Brit Award winner Lisa Stansfield. Kate Thornton was in attendance to host the evenings fundraising festivities.
Hawthorn, preferred technical supplier to the Natural History Museum, was on hand to create a fundraiser to remember. They set the scene for guests and the public by painting front of the Romanesque-style Victorian building in a pink wash of light. As the first UK technical production house to invest in Robe’s newly launched BMFL Spot, Hawthorn made full use of this this feature packed luminaire by projecting the Breast Cancer Campaign logo on the front of the museum.
The staging of the entertainment demanded a technical solution to deliver special requirements for headliner Lisa Stansfield and the other acts in the Hintze Hall. The 16 x 12 foot main stage was built into the bottom of the grand central staircase and a smaller elevated stage added above to create a ‘sweeping stage’ effect. A series of the new Robe BMFLs, exclusive to Hawthorn featured alongside Clay Paky 800s to light the performances that included magic act Chicks for Tricks.
Hawthorn set the Pink Ribbon mood for the guests whilst dining, with changing light washes of shades of pinks, violets and purples. The central feature in the hall was the giant Diplodocus dinosaur centre stage that was turned pink for the event, to complement the theme of the evening. The charity event was sold out and raised £340 000 for the Breast Cancer Campaign, by a dedicated Pink Ribbon Ball committee chaired by Liz Hobbs MBE, of the Liz Hobbs Group.
14th October 2014
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