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Golden Square Group – Charity Fundraiser

Event:

Venue: Porchester Hall in Bayswater

The Golden Square Group recently appointed London Audio Visual Ltd to provide full Audio Visual support for a fun charity fundraiser, which was loosely based on the ever popular TV show ‘ Strictly Come Dancing’. The event was held at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater. This beautiful Art Deco listed building provided the perfect setting for the event with it’s huge wooden dance-floor area and stunning architecture.

London Audio Visual provided a square 12 metre x 12 metre stage truss system, which was centrally positioned to create the main focus on the contestants dance floor. The trussing provided a support system for 32 LED stage wash lights along with Source 4 zoom stage lights. A pair of LED follow spots positioned on the balcony tracked the contestants on and off the dance-floor.

A four way line array system provided even audio coverage with a speaker stack firing outwards from each corner of the truss. Four active 8” speakers were suspended inwardly from the trussing, to provide foldback audio for the contestants on the dance floor. The team utilized Sennheiser G300 wireless microphone systems for all the judges as well as the MC.

One major challenge on the day was to suspend a huge mirror ball over the dance floor, by means of steel cabling fixed to the adjacent balcony pillars. The visual element included attaching four large LCD screens from the trussing, these screens were linked to a Panasonic HD camera providing a live feed of the fleet-footed contestants as they attempted to impress the panel of celebrity judges!

“The hall looked fabulous, the sound and lighting was perfect and as a result the night went off brilliantly. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again if we do anything similar and will recommend you to everyone.”

To further enhance the set a large starcloth was positioned behind the judging panel which, together with 20 LED uplighters, created a stunning atmosphere within this impressive building.
As soon as the winning dancers had been crowned, the DJ took over the decks, and the eager crowd partied away for the rest of the evening.

Overall a great fun night with some stunning prizes being auctioned off to raise funds for a worthy cause. Gideon Wood from Golden Square Group commented after the event:

“I just want to thank the team at London Audio Visual for doing such a fantastic job on Saturday. You all worked so hard and everyone was amazingly professional. The hall looked fabulous, the sound and lighting was perfect and as a result the night went off brilliantly. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again if we do anything similar and will recommend you to everyone.”

We have now been approached to provide the same set-up for this year’s charity event and are all looking forward to the next installment of ‘Strictly Done Prancing.’

If you would like us to assist at your upcoming event, please click the contact us button below and send us a message or call us on 0207 701 9444. We would love to be part of making your event a success.