James Barber (JB) and Oli 'Techie' Bentley have been looking after our sound and lighting for as long as we can remember. To show our appreciation we are proud to support #LightItInRed
Llangollen Town Hall
Llangollen Royal International Pavilion
6th July 2020
This month, the team from ORB Sound and Lighting Ltd should have been working hard in their hometown of Llangollen to support two of the biggest events of the year – the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, and the Llangollen Fringe Festival.
Sadly, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic both events (along with thousands of other events across the UK) have had to be postponed until next year.
In the events industry over twenty-five thousand businesses have had to cancel and postpone events due to COVID, forcing over half a million workers to lose their income, virtually overnight.
Inspired by Germany’s ‘Night Of Light 2020’, over six hundred and forty five venues across the UK have registered to take part in the ‘Light It In Red’ campaign. Each venue will be lit up in red to draw attention to the dramatic situation that the events industry is facing, and to highlight to the government that the industry still urgently needs some help, before it’s too late!
ORB Sound and Lighting Ltd thought it would be appropriate to light up the Royal International Pavilion where the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod would currently be happening, and also the Llangollen Town Hall where the Llangollen Fringe Festival would have been taking place later this month.
We usually joke with our clients that we’re ‘always the first ones in, and the last ones out’ of every job. Sadly, this time we were the first ones to become jobless, and we will be the last ones allowed to restart.
We would like to personally thank both venues for permitting us to light them up and thank the staff at LIME and Llangollen Fringe Festival.
We would also like to thank Speeches and Cream, Prestige Events, Massey Live and Festival Fireworks for their assistance.
Rachel Bentley, Director of ORB Sound and Lighting Ltd.