Red Cross Photo Exhibition at the Oxo Tower

August 3rd, 2009

Red Cross Photo Exhibition at The Oxo Tower

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launched a photo exhibition and book entitled Humanity in War to commemorate the Movement’s 150th anniversary.

The launch was at the Oxo Tower Gallery where we supplied two of our compact Q106 speakers together with two wireless handheld mics. Thanks to the gallery team who helped us in and out.

Michael Palin CBE in Conversation at RTS lunch

July 31st, 2009

Michael Palin CBE in Conversation at RTS lunch

Once again we were lucky enough to provide the sound for this prestigious lunch for TV veterans organised by the Royal Television Society. Michael Palin CBE was ably quizzed by Ray Snoddy about Python & his well known exploits around the globe.

Using two Wireless Lavalier Mics together with four of our Discreet Loudspeakers, the event was a real treat for everyone involved. Thanks as always to Tony & his staff from Overseas House.

The Epsom Derby Summer Ball 2009

June 30th, 2009

Epsom Derby Summer Ball 2009

Another classy event found us in the company of five world class chefs! The RAC Epsom always pull out all the stops for the highlight of their calendar, & this year was no exception! Michel Roux OBE, Brian Turner CBE, Anton Edelmann, John Williams MBE & Philip Corrick prepared an amazing four course gourmet dinner which was served in a huge marquee. We provided our Conference PA System with two additional speakers so that we could comfortably cover such a large area.

After dinner, Brian Turner & Channel 4′s Mike Cattermole took to the floor to host the annual charity auction using two of our Wireless Handheld Mics. This event was a real treat for us as we got to see so many famous chefs in action in one place! Many thanks to Anna & Rob at the RAC Epsom for their support.

The Ondaatje Prize for Literature 2009

May 29th, 2009

The Ondaatje Prize for Literature 2009

We always look forward to providing a system for such a prestigious event. The world renowned Traveller’s Club in Pall Mall is the luxurious setting for this annual prize for Literature &, so the only choice was our discreet & compact Q106 Speakers.

We used four of these loudspeakers for good even coverage together with two of our Beyerdynamic Wireless Handheld Mics. Everything went very well, with the prize going to author Adam Nicolson. Thanks goes to Maggie, Paula & the team at RSL who organise the event.

Jodi Picoult at St. James’ Church Piccadilly

May 20th, 2009

Jodi Picoult at St. James' Church Piccadilly

Waterstones asked us to provide the sound for a special evening at the beautiful St. James’ Church in Piccadilly. World famous author Jodi Picoult read from her latest book, taking questions from a packed house of 600 fans.

Consistent sound coverage over two floors of a large church takes some doing! We took our time in the planning – measuring distances & acoustics so that on the day we could concentrate purely on installation.

Our Conference PA System was expanded to a ten speaker rig so as to meet the demands of the venue. We split the signal & used varying delays on all the satellites to produce a great result. On this special occasion we also provided a film unit to capture the event on DV as the event needed to be posted on the internet. Many thanks to Zöe & Silv from Waterstones, the staff at St. James’ & Duncan at Aquaman Design.

10th Anniversary of Children’s Laureate

May 10th, 2009

10th Anniversary of Children's Laureate

Waterstone’s flagship store in Piccadilly asked us to provide the sound for a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Children’s Laureate. Current Laureate Michael Rosen was joined by Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson & Quentin Blake.

As there were over 100 children in attendance we took extra care to keep all of our equipment out of site. We used a pair of our Q208 Loudspeakers which provided great coverage, together with six Wireless Lavalier Mics. It was a privilege to be part of such a worth while event.

Interfaith Network at Lambeth Palace

May 1st, 2009

Interfaith Network at Lambeth Palace

This event proved to be one of our most notable to date. The Inter Faith Network asked us to provide a PA System for their event at Lambeth Palace. We used five gooseneck mics, a lectern mic with our minature rifle mic & two Handheld Radio Mics for Q&A.

We only had an hour to get the system ready in time for a keynote speech by Dr.Rowan Williams, which we captured for the IFN (together with the rest of the days proceedings) on our Portable Data Recorder. Thanks goes to Amy at Lambeth Palace for making our lives a lot easier.

Satish Kumar at School of Meditation London

April 30th, 2009

Satish Kumar at School of Meditation London

We were asked by the School of Meditation to provide our Presentation PA System with two Wireless Lavalier Mics for the School’s Easter Meeting at Colet House in West London. The guest speaker was the spiritual leader & ecological campaigner Satish Kumar.

We captured his address, speech and Q&A on our Data Recorder, which we later presented as Compact Disc to the School. Thank you to Nigel Clarke for our most enlightening event to date!

Absolute Radio’s Weekend Away at Luton Hoo

April 12th, 2009

Absolute Radio's Weekend Away at Luton Hoo

This event for Absolute Radio was a challenge & was spread over two rooms. Room one was in Luton Hoo’s luxurious wood-paneled dinning room. This involved our Presentation PA System, two Handheld Radio Mics, an 8ft screen, a projector (which we back projected) & a laptop to play Absolute’s specially produced DVD.

The second room required our Playback PA System for the band who really set the mood for the rest of the night. On this occasion we also provided two CD players & a Mixer for the DJ who continued the party into the small hours.

Presentation for Zenith Optimedia

February 12th, 2009

Presentation for Zenith Optimedia

This media services giant asked us to provide a system for a two day presentation to be held at their offices in Fitzrovia. We used our ever popular Speech PA System with the addition of our trilite lectern & two of our gooseneck microphones.

We opted for a “crossed pair” configuration of the microphones to maximise the sound of the presenter. We also provided a feed to go to Zenith’s Video Camera that was capturing the proceedings. Thanks goes to Heidi who organised the event.

LED Lighting for Xmas Event at country club

December 30th, 2008

LED Lighting for Xmas Event at country club

The theme of this pre-Xmas night was “luxury brands”, with this in mind we put together a lighting package with a variety of different elements. This included a mirror ball, rotating gobos, spotlighting for the band & a wealth of LED Uplighting.

We filled each window of this exclusive member’s club with a blue wash of light, & then put smaller magenta lighting around the dance area for focus. The finished result was a feast for the eye!

Topping-Out Ceremony in Belgravia

December 20th, 2008

Topping-Out Ceremony in Belgravia

Galliford-Try asked us to provide a simple Speech PA System for their topping out ceremony on a roof top in Belgravia. It was the first rooftop event that we have attended & certainly the first time we have had to wear hard hats to install speakers!

With the restrictions on space, the only choice was a Wireless Handheld Mic for the speeches. Everything went very well – A unique experience, not to be forgotten!