Science Museum

250 years of the circus

OVERVIEW

This was the second year running that we had the privilege of delivering the Director’s Annual Dinner at the Science Museum, where we have been an accredited production company since 2015.

Project

Annual Directors' Dinner

Client

Science Museum

The theme

Guests were welcomed into the Energy Hall with an impressive backdrop which celebrated 250 years of the circus. Our creative installation complemented the theatrical display of acrobats, jugglers and stilt-walkers with a red and gold themed lighting solution, festoon runs and giant balloons. Localised, focused lights were positioned to make the ramp, carpeted in red, glow.

Moving into ‘Exploring Space’, we designed and produced a circus soundscape which was played back through a series of linked speakers, evoking a real sense of atmosphere as the VIP audience made their way to the stunning array of museum exhibits in ‘Making the Modern World’.

The stage

A sleek white backdrop, with integrated presentation screen and framed by light boxes were designed and built for those taking the stage, including HRH Princess Royal who was awarded the first fellowship for her tireless efforts in encouraging young people, especially women, to consider careers in science and engineering.

Host, Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, spoke about the collective ambition across the Science Museum Group and Director of the Science Museum Group, Ian Blatchford, led the black-tie audience on a journey through the year’s highlights.

Event filming

Our filming expertise was put to good use, with digital broadcast quality cameras to capture the event’s proceedings and provide a live feed to screen, set up amongst Stephenson’s Rocket and the Apollo 10 command module. What an honour for our team, who prides itself on technical innovation, to be a part of this inspirational evening.

A prestigious event attended by HRH Princess Royal who was awarded a fellowship of the Science Museum.