dbnAudile designed and supplied a large ground support system for the “Games Time” outdoor stage spectacular, which played four towns – Skegness, Loughborough, Northampton and Derby – celebrating the spirit of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the East Midlands.
The show, produced by Walk The Plank and Déda, was a mixed-media performance combining music, dance, video, lighting and pyrotechnics, directed by Lea Anderson and starring members of the local community. Four teams – Red, Blue, Green and Yellow – sporting fabulous carnival style costumes designed and made by Mahogany – competed to win the ‘Games Time’ Finale.
dbnAudile’s Stephen Page was asked to design the truss and lighting for the event.
dbnAudile invested in a new Slick ground support system for the series of shows, which for Games Time was built as an impressive three-sided trapezoidal shape, supported by six 12 metre high legs. Below this was the large chequerboard stage which supported casts of up to 200 people in each location.
At the same time, dbnAudile invested in a Broadweigh wireless wind and load monitoring system, which has been invaluable in enabling accurate up-to-the-minute assessments of how the structure is being affected by local weather and environmental conditions.
This is an essential aid for the safe administration of outdoor structures.