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The Knight of Illumination Awards To Be Held at The Troxy in East London

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The TroxyLONDON — Organizers of the annual Knight of Illumination (KOI) awards, to be held Oct. 5, 2014 during PLASA London, announced a new venue for this year's ceremony: The Troxy, an Art Deco theatre and concert venue in East London. The venue, originally built as one of the largest cinemas in 1930's England, is a grade II listed building that has played host to such 1940s-era standouts as the Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn to, in more recent years, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and electro-pop trio London Grammar. This year's event, the seventh annual ceremony, is being organized by the ALD, Ambersphere, Clay Paky and the STLD.

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Lightconverse Offers Workshops in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China

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CHINA - Lightconverse held a series of workshops featuring the company's lighting visualization software products in Shanghai and Guangzhou earlier this year.

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Serious Stages on Tour With Elton John

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Serious Stages supported Sir Elton John's show at Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Manchester, U.K.LONDON - Serious Stages, which first worked with Elton John in 2012, has once again been entrusted to provide the staging for concerts in two newly built sports stadia, Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Manchester (the setup for the June 21 concert is pictured here) and Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium (June 29). Tour promoter Marshall Arts has supported Sir Elton in finding new venues away from the usual touring circuit to take his music to the fans.

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PRG Provides Lighting, Rigging and Crew Solution for Arcade Fire at Earls Court

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PRG Provides Lighting, Rigging and Crew Solution for Arcade Fire at Earls Court LONDON — PRG UK worked with Arcade Fire's design team and touring and production management to supply the lighting, rigging and crew package for the indie rockers' headline European Tour, including their shows at Earls Court in June.

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Jakarta’s Colosseum Club Relies on Madrix LED Control Solution

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Jakarta’s Colosseum Club Relies on Madrix LED Control SolutionJAKARTA, Indonesia – With a footprint exceeding 10,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) and a 50+-foot ceiling (16 meters), the Colosseum Club lives up to its name in terms of sheer size. To add new energy inside, club operators 1001 have relocated their operation within the space, and LEDsControl provided an elaborate lighting design that relies on a Madrix LED control solution. Add a comment

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Gary Barlow U.K. Arena Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky B-EYE, Sharpy Wash Fixtures

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LD Tim Routledge used 46 A.Leda B-EYE K20 fixtures and 20 Sharpy Wash luminaires from Clay Paky, supplied via Neg Earth, for Gary Barlow's March-April 2014 UK tour.LONDON — For a 17-date solo swing through U.K./Ireland arenas in April and March, Take That frontman Gary Barlow supported his late 2013 album, Since I Saw You Last. The visuals centered on a 100-foot-wide video screen, with added flash from the lighting rig. LD Tim Routledge used 46 A.Leda B-EYE K20 fixtures and 20 Sharpy Wash luminaires from Clay Paky, supplied via Neg Earth. Add a comment

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Clay Paky Hosts A Workshop and Lighting Contest For Young Designers

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Clay Paky Hosts A Workshop And Lighting Contest For Young Designers

SERIATE, Itay - Clay Paky, based here, hosted a workshop attended by 35 budding lighting designers July 7-8. Along with console operation and moving light control, the event included a tour of Clay Paky's manufacturing and R&D facilities. Clay Paky also hosted a contest for the participants, and six of the aspiring LDs were chosen to lend their skills to the Tones on the Stones theatre/music festival set for July 17-20.

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UEP's Chilfest 2014 Rig Includes New SGM Fixtures

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UEP’s Chilfest 2014 Rig Includes New SGM Fixtures. Photo by Louise SticklandTRING, U.K. - Returning for a second year to the picturesque Hertfordshire, UK countryside, Chilfest 2014 took place here July 4-6. Staged by by production company Universal Event Productions, UEP took the opportunity to showcase a number of new fixtures from its inventory including SGM’s SP-6 SixPack pixel blinders, XC-5 RGB color strobes, P-5 wash lights and G-Spot profiles. The six SGM SP-6 SixPack pixel blinders were installed downstage and used for audience illumination and 10 new SGM XC-5 RGB LED strobes were rigged above and used for classic strobe effects as well as floods.

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Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Summer Night Concert at Palace in Vienna Lit with Robe FixturesVIENNA, Austria - For the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014 Summer Night Concert, staged on the grounds of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace on May 29, LD Helmut Krammer used Robe fixtures to light four key areas - the main stage; the flower beds left and right of the main stage; the Neptunbrunnen Fountains at the back of the stage and the Gloriette structure, located at the top of the hill directly behind the stage location.

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"Stravaganza 2014 Water in Art" Production Tours Argentina with D.T.S. Gear

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altBUENOS AIRES — “Stravaganza 2014 Water in Art,” which is touring Argentina and neighboring Uruguay and Paraguay this year, features a lighting design by Ariel "El Gato" Ponce that includes XR1200 Wash moving heads from D.T.S. Lighting. Ariel Diwan and Flavio Mendoza are also playing key roles with the elaborate production. Add a comment

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