Each year the Jesus Fellowship Church, which is an evangelical Christian organisation with Baptist roots, puts on a celebration event in Birmingham. This year’s event, held in late February, took place at the Great Hall of Birmingham University.
Lighting designers Tim Gregory and Sam Lantsbery contacted PRG XL Account Director, Jon Cadbury for support with their lighting design.
Tim commented: “It was our first time at this venue. Given the grandeur of the building, lack of rigging points and limited rig time, we decided to create a design that featured the architecture rather than detract from it.”
After some discussion with Jon Cadbury and the team at PRG XL’s Longbridge, Birmingham location, Tim and Sam opted to use four of PRG’s high brightness Best Boy spots, several Robe PATT 2013s, and GLP Liteware Uplighters.
The Best Boys were used with a range of stock gobos, with the uplighters used to pick out features of the architecture. Tim explained: “The zoom range on the Best Boys allowed us to create large gobo projections on to the ceiling and walls, and we used the uplighters to feature some of the stone columns around the stained glass windows and in the auditorium.”
He continues: “We used our own fixtures to light the stage, and the PATT 2013s added a nice tungsten glow in amongst the band. These were also very much in keeping with the building”.
The lighting crew on site was led by Sam Burling and included Nick Woods, and Filipp Gyemicsev. Sam Lantsbery operated the lights using an Avolites Pearl Expert desk.
Jon Cadbury commented: “Using our Best Boy fixtures with gobos was a very effective way of creating a celebratory atmosphere in the Great Hall, and they highlighted the architecture really well. We were happy to support Tim and Sam’s design for this special event.”
Tim Gregory concluded: “Big thanks to Jon Cadbury who has dealt with our requirements over many years, and to Stephen Price who came out to site.”
For more information on Jesus Fellowship Church, visit www.jesus.org.uk.