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Somerset House Summer Series featuring Angus & Julia Stone rocks with Avolites' Arena

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Interest surrounding Avolites' newest lighting console, the live control focused Arena, has been gathering momentum after a number of festival appearances, including at Somerset House's Summer Series for acts including Angus & Julia Stone. LONDON - Interest surrounding Avolites' newest lighting console, the live control focused Arena, has been gathering momentum after a number of festival appearances, including at Somerset House's Summer Series for acts including Angus & Julia Stone. 

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Soundfield Productions Uses Rogue R2 Washes with Immersive Video Project in Belgium

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Chauvet Rogue R2 Washes were used for a special presentation in Belgium recently.BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Jo Van den Wijngaerde, manager of Soundfield Productions, credited Rogue R2 Washes from Chauvet Professional for their role in complementing an immersive projected video installation called ‘Discover the Power of Light.’ Soundfield Productions collaborated on the project with B-Phot, the photonics research group of the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels (VUB).

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Fineline Provides LIghting, Video, Rigging Support for the 2015 Eden Sessions in Bristol, UK

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Fineline provided lighting, LED screen, trussing and rigging for the 2015 Eden Sessions in Bristol, UKBRISTOL, U.K. -- Bristol based lighting and video rental specialist Fineline enjoyed another ‘Sessions’ season at the Eden Project in Cornwall, providing production lighting, LED screen, trussing and rigging for the 2015 Eden Sessions - seven high profile concerts with a diverse line up including Elton John (2 shows), Paolo Nutini, Paloma Faith, Motorhead (pictured here), The Stranglers, Spandau Ballet and Ben Howard. 

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Goldie at Royal Festival Hall with an assist from White Light

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On July 22-23, 2015, British electronic musician Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra performed Goldie's 1995 album, Timeless, at the Royal Festival Hall in London.  LD Richard Godin lit the event with gear provided by White Light. Photo by Chelone WolfLONDON - On July 22-23, 2015, British electronic musician Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra performed Goldie's 1995 album, Timeless, at the Royal Festival Hall in London.  LD Richard Godin lit the event with gear provided by White Light.

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Entec Lights Provides Gear for Portishead Summer Tour

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Entec provided gear for Portishead's summer shows. Photo by Pete Finn.LONDON - Entec provided gear for Portishead's summer shows. Entec first started working with Portishead through their previous lighting designer Tony Austin, who also originally asked current LD Niall Hannell to come on-board, initially as a programmer in April 2008. Niall took over as LD last year.

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'The Art of Light on Stage' Launched at 2015 Prague Quadrennial with help from Robe

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Robe gear used at Prague QuadrennialPRAGUE - Yaron Abulafia’s exciting new book "The Art of Light on Stage: Lighting in Contemporary Theatre" was launched at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. Robe is sponsoring this work by the artist and award winning lighting designer. The launch - attended by over 300 guests - took place at the Hybernia Theatre in central Prague. The book is the first history and analysis of theatre lighting design that brings the story bang up to date, with Yaron exploring the poetics of light and charting the evolution of lighting design against the background of contemporary performance.

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National Theatre of Namibia Upgrades with ETC Ion Console

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Lighting Engineer Asser Kauazund poses with the National Theatre of Namibia’s new ETC Ion deskWINDHOEK, Namibia — The National Theatre of Namibia just got a new Ion control desk, thanks to ETC’s South African dealer Prosound. Prosound’s general manager, Ian Blair, says: “We recently did an extensive upgrade for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, and on one of our follow-up visits, we called in at the National Theatre of Namibia, where we met Technical and IT Manager Jack Francis, Jr., and Head of Lighting Asser Kauazunda. Asser and Jack advised that their current, old theater console had reached the end of its life, but with the upcoming Independence Theatre Festival, they really needed a new desk, and fast.”

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50 Cent Returns to London’s O2 with WhiteLight

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50 Cent and his group G-Unit returned to London on July 17 for a one-off gig at the O2 Arena. White Light answered the call from producers Musicalize, providing a rig that included Clay Paky Sharpys, Vari*Lite VL3500s, Martin MAC Vipers and i-Pix BB4s along with Phillips Showline SL NITRO 510 strobes to support the lighting design by LD Fraser Elisha. Photo by James MackenzieLONDON -- 50 Cent and his group G-Unit returned to London on July 17 for a one-off gig at the O2 Arena. White Light answered the call from producers Musicalize, providing a rig that included Clay Paky Sharpys, Vari*Lite VL3500s, Martin MAC Vipers and i-Pix BB4s along with Phillips Showline SL NITRO 510 strobes to support the lighting design by LD Fraser Elisha. 

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Paolo Nutini plays Millennium Square with added Robe fixtures

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Singer songwriter Paolo Nutini recently played a concert at Millennium Square in Leeds, UK, in the city center, before close to 7,000 fans. Photo by Mark ParkerLEEDS, UK - Singer songwriter Paolo Nutini recently played a concert at Millennium Square in Leeds, UK, in the city center, before close to 7,000 fans. LD Jason Hyne used a rig that included his touring specials package along with Robe BMFLs, Pointes and LEDWash 600s supplied by Zig Zag Lighting. The event promoter was Futuresound Events. 

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Lighting Installation at The Frater, Major Church in Guatemala City, Includes LDR Fixtures

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Lighting Upgrade at The Frater, Major Church in Guatemala City, Includes LDR FixturesGUATEMALA CITY – Walter G. Moran opted to include fixtures from Italy-based LDR (Luci Della Ribalta) for a major lighting installation at the Frater, which ranks among the largest churches in Central and South America. The modern multi-complex venue is built on a site in San Cristobal, a few miles away from the Guatemala City's center. The 50,000 square meter building includes a main auditorium with 13,000 seats, and the church is the largest man-made structure in the country. Moran was assisted with consultation from Fabiano Besio of LDR of Italy.

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