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White Light Creates Drama at Dorney Court
With more than 17 years experience, renowned events company Private Drama deliver immersive, bespoke performances as part of a unique event experience. They have entertained guests at the Imperial War Museum, Kensington Palace and Guildhall and their clients range from Gordon Ramsay to Deloitte to Private Eye magazine. Last week, they hosted a Family Fun Day for one of their many important clients at the prestigious Dorney Court in Windsor. Following a successful relationship which has seen them work together on numerous events, Private Drama approached White Light to provide all of the production support for the event. As the occasion had a particular focus on audio requirements, this saw White Light draw on both the equipment and expertise found within its newly expanded audio department.
The event was held on 28th June and had the theme of ‘Summer Festival’. Catherine Fuller, head of events at Private Drama, comments: “The client’s brief was to create a summer party that would appeal to all ages. As a result we had a full range of activities such as a carousel, helter-skelter, laser-quest, trampoline, a magic show, quad-biking and archery.” Following White Light’s recent expansion into audio, Private Drama was keen to draw on everything that the company could offer in terms of its audio solutions. Catherine states: “We had two bands playing throughout the day so needed reliable audio support. We had heard about White Light successfully providing its audio services on other events so knew they would be able to adapt to the brief we gave them.”
The equipment used on the day was taken from White Light’s ever-expanding audio range. This included EM Acoustic Halo Line Array as well as MSE218 subs, Full FAT audio amplifiers and 12 radio mics controlled via Shure ULXD4 Digital Wireless Receivers. There were also two Yamaha CL5 mixing consoles being used at the front of house along with the band monitoring, both of which were run on the Dante network, along with the ULXD4 receivers. Marcus Wadland, White Light’s project manager, comments: “This event was a great opportunity for White Light as we were able to utilise the huge variety of equipment we have readily available. As the day was so busy and fast-paced, we had to ensure that the system we had in place matched what Private Drama expected.” The lighting used included MAC Aura LEDs and the rigging was a Prolyte H30V Truss. Catherine adds: “It was fantastic knowing that we could completely trust White Light, not only with our brief but that they would be able to set up and run the day smoothly. To have such confidence in a production supplier is vital as it then allows us to focus solely on the performance aspect of the event; meaning the best possible service for our clients.”
More and more organisations are now turning to White Light to provide their audio solutions. Recently Macmillan Cancer Trust approached the company to provide the audio system for their annual Tug of War whereas events at the Royal Courts of Justice and Central Hall Westminster have also drawn on the company’s audio support. Lee Dennison, White Light’s head of audio, comments: “As an appointed dealer for companies such as EM Acoustics, Sennheiser, Shure and Yamaha, we are a proven, trusted supplier and have the capacity to provide audio support on any event; regardless of the occasion. This year alone has seen us work on a whole host of different events when providing our audio expertise and it’s a list we are very keen to build on.” The recent expansion into audio was quickly followed by the installation of a brand new audio system at Thorpe Park, one of the largest theme parks in the UK.
The Family Fun Day was a huge success, with White Light further strengthening its relationship with Private Drama as well as cementing its place as a leading audio supplier. Catherine states: “As always, it was a fantastic experience working with White Light. Our client was extremely happy and this would not have been possible without the professionalism, efficiency and support which White Light showed throughout the entire process.” As the days continue to grow warmer, White Light expects to support even more outdoor events. Marcus comments: “Due to the time and resources we can dedicate to each event, we are open to working in as many different venues as possible. Outdoor events offer us the opportunity to work within a unique setting and, with the constant growth of our expertise and equipment, we can ensure that these not only match but go beyond the client’s expectations.”
3rd July 2015
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