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Hawthorn shines a light on Cambridge nightscape

Hawthorn shines a light on Cambridge nightscape

UK – Creative technical event production company, Hawthorn, is helping to light up Cambridge this February, as it sponsors the annual e-Luminate Cambridge Festival for the fourth time.

Founded in 2012, e-Luminate aims to connect art and technology through the medium of light. The week-long festival which takes place until 17th February, features a series of events, workshops, and artistic projections and installations. The event kicked off in spectacular style on Friday evening with a Grand Opening Concert at Great St Mary’s Church. Hawthorn was the proud orchestrator of the stunning light display that accompanied a concert from the Dowsing Sound Collective. Working alongside a roster of exceptional artists, Hawthorn’s team of technical experts and crew are helping to transform the city’s iconic buildings and spaces into a stunning nightscape using low energy lighting technologies. Hawthorn is also supporting the festival infrastructure, supplying power and cabling across the city.

e-Luminate regular, artist Susie Olzak has teamed up with Hawthorn and local manufacturer Pulsar to create ‘Colour Your City With Light’, an interactive installation taking place at Senate House. Just moments away, the Great St Mary’s Church showcases the work of Ian Kirby. Supported by international lighting specialists SGM, alongside Hawthorn, Ian’s ‘The Light Hub’ draws on inspiration from last year’s pop-up gallery on Parker’s Piece. Over on Market Hill things get retro as Hawthorn joins forces with Panasonic to support Jack Beccegato and Carlo Fiorini’s ‘Pong’ installation, an interactive display inspired by 70’s video game Atari.

Peter Harding, Hawthorn director, said: “We’re delighted to support the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival again this year. As we’ve seen over the last few years, Cambridge’s stunning cityscape provides the perfect canvas and this year’s festival promises to raise the creative bar once again. Bringing together art, culture, technology and environmental awareness, this truly is an inspiring event. Hawthorn has been delivering award-winning creative technical events for over 27years and, with a base in Cambridge, it is fantastic to be involved in such a prestigious local event that makes the city and art accessible to all.”

Alessandra Caggiano, director and curator of e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, added: “Working together with Hawthorn, a long term supporter and key sponsor of our Festival, is always exciting. Peter and his team look after the large scale lighting projects we are hosting this year and support artists and technologist with their creativity and problem solving ability.”

17th February 2016

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