APS have a number of commercial and retail clients that we have created installations for to raise awareness and increase footfall and linger-time.
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-Stricker 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...
We are based in a music-loving community but we realised that there was little or no opportunity for young musicians to perform their own music to an audience. Hence a collective (including Richard Alexander of APS Ltd) started the free ‘Silchester Music Festival’ to give them a platform to perform on.
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.
Bruce Springsteen has a phase that he often uses during his legendary live performances. It is simply “Light it up!”. He does not mean himself, the band or the stage. He just means “Light it up” - and ‘it’ means everything. They are the words that lighting crews love to hear…
South African based manufacturers Freeform® Tents has pioneered the development of the extraordinary stretch tent concept to create tents that deliver unmatched value to event rental businesses and commercial spaces across the globe.
An indoor riding school is not an obvious or easy space to transform into a great party venue. Despite being weatherproof, the soft and deep sand/chipped rubber floor surface, the agricultural construction and even the slight ‘eau-de-livestock’ along with a limited budget all offered their own challenges. APS were engaged to transform the space; designing, installing and operating the lighting systems, as well as rigging the staging and trussing and all aspects of power generation and distribution.
Rockley Manor is a lovely 18th century Grade II listed manor-house in extensive grounds which is hired out for weddings and private parties. APS have lit the main house and outside spaces to match the wedding colour themes and our clients’ wishes for their events. The house can be lit from all sides which makes it a spectacular landmark.
An installation for World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day.
With 2 of the APS team having lost family members to this dreadful disease, we came up with the idea of lighting up the large wind turbine just by Junction 11 of the M4 to help drive awareness and attract media coverage. We spoke to Ecotricity (the owners of the turbine) who kindly supported our idea and provided staff so that we could install our equipment on their site.
This aerial shot gives an idea of scale and size of this 120 metre landmark.
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