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‘Tis the season to donate to Behind the Scenes

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-Charity urges companies to send Christmas cards via Card Aid this year-

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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XL Supplies Video Screens for Never Mind The Buzzcocks

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XL Never Mind The Buzzcocks XL Video, working with Production Manager, Sarah Chaloner and Designer, Dominic Tolfts, supplied video projection and plasma screen solutions for studio recordings of Series 28 of the popular TalkBack television show, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’.

The familiar ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ set includes a number of video elements that are key to the music-based quiz show, which is hosted by Rhod Gilbert. This series is recorded at Stage 9 of Elstree Television Studios and broadcast on BBC2.

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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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Martin RUSH MH 5

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Rush MH5Martin's RUSH MH 5 Profile is now available. The fixture is designed to serve as a compact and bright LED profile moving head with efficient optics for a variety of effects and colors. The fixture comes with two color wheels, two gobo wheels and rotating prism. Its compact size and budget-friendly price makes it well suited to the needs of DJs, bands, clubs, bars, cruise ships and installations where small footprint and low weight is critical.

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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.

More details from Martin (www.martin.com):

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QolorFLEX NuNeon from City Theatrical

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QolorFLEX NuNeon from City TheatricalQolorFLEX NuNeon lets users achieve the same visual effects as standard neon lights, with the reliability, brightness, and ease-of-installation of LED lighting. Totally encased in a translucent silicone material, the LEDs read as a continuous light source for a truly neon look. Sold in 50M reels or cut to length, NuNeon lighting is available in Multi-color RGB and Red.

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Showstopper 3 Consolette from Creative Conners

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Showstopper 3 Consolette from Creative ConnersCreative Conners says its Showstopper 3 Consolette promises to serve as a powerful and modular emergency stop & cue control system. It joins other products in the Showstopper family’s Pro Line, designed to meet the automation challenges of the most demanding productions.

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