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Behind the Scenes UK Announces Card Aid Program

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LONDON - Behind the Scenes UK, the newly launched charity that aims to provide financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured, is calling on companies and individuals to send their annual Christmas cards via Card Aid this year. Card Aid has been helping charities increase their funds from the sale of their Christmas cards for over 30 years and John Simpson, Chair of Behind the Scenes UK, believes proceeds from the sale of Christmas Cards via the Card Aid Website will really make a difference to Behind the Scenes, which only launched in the UK in October.

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Bielefeld, Germany Marks 800 Years with Clay Paky Assist

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The celebration made use of Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500s. Photo by Marcus KroemerBIELEFELD, Germany - For Bielefeld, Germany's 800-year celebration, the city arranged for a spectacle called the Zeitsprung - Bi-Motion (Time Warp - Bi-Motion) project. It included performances from 800 residents active in the city's various cultural and educational organizations.

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Clay Paky, Major and MA Accompany BAP on tour

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COLOGNE, Germany - Since songwriter Wolfgang Niedecken formed BAP in the late 1970s, the band has released 16 studio albums and the band members have performed around the world. The band's latest tour, "BAP zieht den Stecker," may translate to "BAP pulls the plug," but LD Peter Seifertur (Cue Design) saw to it that the band was still well-lit. For their open-air concert at Salzkotten, near Paderborn, Seifertur specified a rig that included a variety of Clay Paky fixtures.

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Goldfrapp Festival Gigs Lit with 21 Sharpy Wash 330s from Clay Paky

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Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330sLONDON - UK indie-electronic band Goldfrapp recently completed a European festival tour with a lighting rig that included 21 Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures. Show and lighting designer Rob Sinclair, who worked alongside lighting director Louisa Smurthwaite, specified the fixtures for the festival leg of the band's Tales of Us tour. Neg Earth supplied the gear.

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Vance Joy Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky Fixtures

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Vance Joy tour photo by Sarah Rushton-ReadUK Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy recently embarked on his first U.K. tour, with an array of Clay Paky A.Leda B-EYE K20 fixtures helping create the shows’ diverse lighting looks. Specified from Siyan Ltd by lighting designer Liam Tully, the B-EYEs made up the floor package, with two mounted on each side of the stage and two on the drum risers.

CORRECTION: This release first appeared on PLSN.com with photos of another event lit with Clay Paky fixtures. We have updated this posting with the original photos sent by Clay Paky. PLSN regrets the error.

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U.K. Theme Park Fireworks Show Includes Visuals Controlled by Jands Vista Gear

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Jands Vista Alton Towers FireworksALTON, Staffordshire, UK - Alton Towers Resort, based here, marked the end of the 2014 theme park season with their "Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular." Simon Horsley, Alton Towers Resort's technical manager, designed supplementary show visuals with cues managed by a Jands Vista control system. Horsley's lighting design made use of more than 150 fixtures, including lighting gear from Martin, Clay Paky and Robe. For video projected on a water spray screen, the setup included a Green Hippo video playback system with cues controlled via a laptop PC running the same Vista v2 software as the main control desk.

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Prolyte Group Trainers Work with TSD Group to Promote Safe Use of Products in Argentina

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Prolyte Group Trainers Work with TSD Group to Promote Safe Use of Products in Argentina. Ivo Mulder, Brand Manager Roof Systems, performed on-site  training.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - TSD Group, based here, brought in a team of trainers from Prolyte to provide instruction on the proper use of Prolyte products.  Daniel Lema, COO of TSD Group, noted that "raising awareness through providing training and knowledge is a very effective way to introduce the Argentinian market to the Prolyte products. After last years training, we had much requests for another training, so I’m really glad to have Ivo and Jasper here, to lend their knowledge. It’s very rewarding to see how much can be learned from this expert team.”

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Neg Earth Provides Martin Gear for Robbie Williams Tour; MAC Quantum Wash Debuts

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Swing Both Ways Tour 2014 c. Ralph LarmannSYDNEY — For Robbie Williams' "Swing Tour Live," the artist's 10th major tour, this one in support of his 2013 Swings Both Ways album release, LD Mark Cunnliffe's lighting rig includes an ample assortment of gear from Harman's Martin Professional, supplied by Neg Earth. The tour, which ran from late April through Sept. 2014 in Europe, Asia and Australia, was the first major outing for Neg Earth's recently-acquired MAC Quantum Wash fixtures.

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Kilowatt AV in South Africa Supports FLS Roadshow with Robe Gear

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Kilowatt AV in South Africa Supports FLS Roadshow with Robe GearCAPE TOWN, South Africa – Kilowatt AV, an event production specialist company based here, recently specified 36 Robe LEDWash 600s and 12 LEDBeam 100s for a five-city FLS (Financial Lifestyle Solutions) roadshow by leading South African financial services and investment group, Old Mutual.

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Red Bull Culture Clash LD Uses Avolites, Titan Net

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The Red Bull Culture Clash drew more than 20,000 music fans to Earls Court here to watch and listen as four music crews battled it out.  Jamie Corbidge, LD for the event, used gear provided by Storm Lighting. The setup included Avolites Sapphire Touch and Tiger Touch II consoles with a network enhanced with Avolites Titan Net Processors.LONDON — The 2014 Red Bull Culture Clash drew more than 20,000 music fans to Earls Court here to watch and listen as four music crews battled it out.  Jamie Corbidge, LD for the event, used gear provided by Storm Lighting. The setup included Avolites Sapphire Touch and Tiger Touch II consoles with a network enhanced with Avolites Titan Net Processors.

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