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Clay Paky Shines on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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MALTA - Lighting Director Nick Malbon and Creative Director John McCullagh relied heavily on Clay Paky lighting for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, using more than 200 Clay Paky fixtures. “I really enjoyed working with the assortment of the Clay Paky fixtures. The A.leda is very, very bright but quite flexible, while the Sharpy and Super Sharpy deliver those amazing sharp beams. The whole package worked really well together in terms of colour and set nicely with the rest of the rig,” Malbon said.

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Lyon Light Festival's Jumbo-Sized "Light Bulbs" Glow with "Filaments" Make from RGBW LEDs

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LYON, France -- Airstar recently unveiled a temporary installation with giant inflatable LED lightbulbs of various shapes and sizes. The display greeted visitors to the Lyon Light Festival in France. Airstar installed nine giant old-style bulbs in an urban pond on the bank of the Rhône River, including a 10-meter-high "incandescent"-looking light bulb that lit up with 2,000 RGBW LED light sources inside.

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ShowDome at Earth Science Center in Scotland Gets Upgrade from Electrosonic

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ShowDome at Earth Science Center in Scotland Gets Upgrade from ElectrosonicEDINBURGH, Scotland – The ShowDome at Our Dynamic Earth (ODE) in Edinburgh has been transformed with support from Electrosonic, which provided refurbishment and technical upgrades to one of Scotland’s biggest attractions.  In a two-phase project, Electrosonic has given the space a full-dome projection upgrade, a new theater layout, 106 new seats, and a state-of-the-art server and content management system. The ShowDome's current presentation is Supervolcanoes.

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Club2Club (C2C) Festival in Italy Lit with Robe BMFLs

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Robe C2C Festival 2014, c. Andrea Macchia & Matteo BosonettoTURIN, Italy - LD Walter Lutzun used Robe’s new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) Spots for the main stage at the two-day C2C (Club2Club) International Festival of Music & Arts. Lutzun also used 16 Pointes, 12 MMX Spots and 12 LEDWash 600s for his design, which supported a variety of DJs and artists, each requiring their own distinctive visual styling and settings.

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Asimetrik Open House Event in Istanbul Features Clay Paky Gear

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Asimetrik Open DaysISTANBUL, Turkey - Asimetrik hosted a open day on Nov. 5, featuring Clay Paky, DiGiCo and Meyer Sound gear. The event was held at Asimetrik’s HQ and Kucukciftlik Park (an outdoor culture and entertainment center). Brand representatives included Clay Paky's Alberico D’Amato, DiGiCo's James Bradley and Meyer Sound's Scott Gledhill.

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Verva Street Racing Event Turns On the High Beams with Clay Paky SuperSharpys

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Verva Street RacingWARSAW, Poland – For the Verva Street Racing event held at National Stadium in Warsaw Sept. 20, LD Jacek Chojczak specified 32 Clay Paky SuperSharpys from lighting rental company Transcolor and rigged them on the crown of the stadium, making them a “huge part of the show.” The gear was sourced via Prolight Sp. z o.o., the distributor for Clay Paky products in Poland.

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White Light Adds Martin's RUSH Fixtures to U.K. Offerings

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RUSH mh5LONDON - Entertainment production supplier White Light has recently been named a Super Dealer for the RUSH brand of lighting effect products made by Martin Professional. The company will also keep stock of selected RUSH products, to be shipped directly from its London facility. Launched earlier this year, the comprehensive RUSH product line brings to the market the latest effect technology at an affordable price, backed by the Martin Professional reputation for quality products. The RUSH MH 5 Profile is pictured here.

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LD Tom Campbell Includes Clay Paky Stormy CC, B-Eye Fixtures for Katy B Tour

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Katy BLONDON – Dubstep/garage star Katy B’s recent UK tour brought a moody nightclub atmosphere to venues around the U.K. with an assist from Tom Campbell’s silhouette rich, strobe heavy lighting design, which relied in part on the effects from new Stormy CC and A.leda B-EYE K20 and K10 fixtures from Clay Paky.

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Clay Paky Roadshow Introduces SuperSharpy, Mythos and Stormy Fixtures to South Africa

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Clay Paky Roadshow In South AfricaJOHANNESBURG, DURBAN and CAPE TOWN South Africa - Clay Paky’s Massimo Bolandrina and Giovanni Zucchinali spent two weeks in South Africa providing daily demos to introduce the company's latest offerings to the region, including the SuperSharpy, Mythos and Stormy fixtures. A photo taken during this roadshow of a SuperSharpy beam projecting onto a cloud reached the second most “Likes” ever recorded on the Clay Paky Facebook page.

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Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) Summer Reunion Show Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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Bohse Onkelz, c Saskia GaukeMANNHEIM, Germany — 1980s German rock/punk band Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) reunited at Germany’s Hockenheimring race track earlier this year for their first show in nine years. LD Jerry Appelt included 80 Clay Paky Sharpys and 36 A.leda B-EYE K20s in the rig. PRG provided the gear to light the band on the main stage as well as a B-stage that brought the performers closer to more of their fans.

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