A beautiful marina overflowing with exquisite yachts and a crowd all waiting in expectation of the start of the Monaco Grand Prix - how could his possibly be improved? By lighting it up with some spectacular Proteus Hybrids, that's how!
Breakthrough Learning is a charity working with children and adults to develop their learning and thinking skills, helping them to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st century. They also help people understand their own emotions and those of others, giving them the tools they need to engage with society. When people are able to control their thinking and their emotions, they become more effective learners. The charity is based in Reading, Berkshire and has projects throughout the UK
As a romantic setting, Stoke Park is hard to beat. Set in the glorious countryside of Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire, this gorgeous country house hotel, spa and golf course is a favourite place for those celebrating Valentine's Day. To make it even more special, APS were asked to light up the the building in various shades with a few of our SGM P10s and highlight the tower on the top of the cupola with our incredibly powerful Proteus Hybrids.
In the beautiful Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter we were asked to do something a bit different. The client had a saxophonist booked as part of the evening's entertainment and wanted a dramatic finale to his set.
Highclere Castle, the home of The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon (and, of course, Downton Abbey), was also the location for the launch of the new Highclere Castle London Dry Gin. The specially invited guests were treated to a drinks reception with dancing girls, a carousel and various entertainers (like the human statue, below!)
Working with renowned artist, Stuart Melrose, we designed and built this incredible attraction. The aim was to create an installation where the surrounding environment reacted to the actions of people. To do this, we obtained a High-Striker machine and heavily modified it to run on batteries and with wireless data connections to the Thames Tower building. The building itself was filled with individually controlled lights on every floor that would show the results of each ‘test of strength’.
APS were approached by our very good friends Covered Occasions Marquees to light their marquee so that the space could be made to provide a different ambience for the different stages in the celebration, from initial reception to the wedding breakfast and, later on, partying. The clients got all that they asked for and more...
Annabel and Jane (world renowned party planners also known as Queenie & Belles) engaged APS to help design and deliver a sensational Ibiza themed party / birthday celebration. Working closely with them and other suppliers including the marquee providers (our friends at Lulu’s of Henley), caterers, DJs and so forth, our role covered all aspects of the lighting, sound and power requirements.
There was little in the way of understatement when it came to the fashions of this era, with Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire and Glam Rock. Once again, we were called in by our friends Covered Occasions - they supply excellent marquees and, more importantly, are really nice people. Working with the many suppliers involved, including florists and interior designers, APS were charged with designing and delivering lighting to support this theme.
Nothing can be more romantic than to get married in a woodland clearing surrounded by beautiful countryside. APS’s brief was to make this happen.
First the venue. Our clients decided on The Wasing Estate near Aldermaston in Berkshire. This really fitted the bill with ancient woods and a lake creating a beautiful setting, and other features, such as firepits, which would work well with their ‘festival’ theme.
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