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Trafalgar Square

2nd September 2008

Stage Electrics provided staging, lighting, power distribution, sound and crew in support of the annual Trafalgar Square Festival over a three week period from 7 - 23 August. Trafalgar Square Festival is London's annual programme of spectacular street arts and performance, set in the very heart of the capital.

Trafalgar Square FestivalPart of the festival included a giant screen installed at the foot of Nelson's Column, which played scenes from the Beijing Olympics. The giant screen showed everything from the opening ceremony in Beijing to the closing ceremony, and the handover to London and captured all of Team GB's successes. The festival had plenty of Chinese inspired performances to accompany the Olympic theme with acts and performances from the Flying Dragon Circus and the Yellow Earth Theatre. Many of the artists taking part in the festival used digital imagery and art as part of their act.

Stage Electrics worked with Greenwich and Docklands Festivals on behalf of the Greater London Authority, and this year marked the 7th year of working together. Robin Barton, project manager from Stage Electrics commented:

'This event required us to be flexible from the initial discussions through to the on site delivery. With performers coming from all over the world with a mixture of established productions and pieces commissioned for the festival, we had to plan resources very carefully to ensure that we delivered what the visitors required on time, and to our high standards within the confines of limited budgets and the particular challenges of the square.'

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