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Hawthorn scoops ‘best audio-visual’ supplier at Event Technology Awards

Hawthorn scoops ‘best audio-visual’ supplier at Event Technology Awards

UK - Hawthorn was proud to pick up the award for ‘Best Audio-Visual’ supplier at last week’s, Event Technology Awards. 400 guests attended the glittering event at the Troxy, London. The awards celebrated the hard work and dedication by the best event technology companies in Europe. The Event Technology Awards recognises the best uses of technology in the events industry across 23 categories, honouring those events and suppliers that have pushed back the boundaries of what is possible. This year’s winners were chosen by a panel that included technology and video games expert Guy Cocker, ExCeL London’s head of corporate account development Jane Hague, Tech City News editor Alex Wood and EE senior events manager Kelly Phillips.

Hawthorn won ‘Best Audio-Visual’ for their work on interactive performance project ‘Safe House’, which toured the UK in the summer. Hawthorn was approached by Metro-Boulot-Dodo to create the technical design and delivery of this incredible ground-breaking cross art form event. Safe House was the highlight of the Brighton Festival experience, and received an Argus Angel award for the project. Hawthorn constructed a standalone truss and screen house structure for images to be projected on to. They then designed lighting and sound effects and images for projection mapping that bought the performances to life. These factors, in conjunction with a strong storyline and changing projected sets created an emotional link between the performers and the audience.

Paul Long, creative director at Metro-Boulet-Dodo said that “Hawthorn's brought expertise and creative input in the planning and delivery stages as well as a strong attention to detail that enabled us to bring to life a complex and stunning show. Hawthorns expertise in such a wide range of disciplines, and the ability to deliver everything in-house allowed the show’s creative ambition to be borne out by a team of people who shared our enthusiasm and delight at making the seemingly impossible, possible.”

In picture: Martin Hawthorn (third from left) receives Best Audio Visual award at Event Tech Awards.

28th November 2014

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