Then I would like to give you my sincere thank you.
As of every month your favourite lighting design studio covers different events, that’s right it’s lightfunc.
Well.. for May we covered Darc awards/decorative, which was held at Bloomsbury Ballroom and boy oh boy it was a night to remember.
Coming off from the tube station we were met with heavy rain and no umbrella in presence; a loud noise bombarded our ears saying “ Get yourselves free newspaper, you can read it or use it as a brolly“. We did not hesitate to take on the offer laughing all the way to the event.
The big ancient doors opened the moment we arrived, a quick glance around the building and I thought to myself a perfect choice for such an event. Instead of going up we went underground with hallways ADORNED of marble floors.
Once we were ticked off the guest list, we were welcomed with drinks and 1920’s theme décor. But what really caught my dinky eyes was the 1920’s photo booth, it was like going back in time. The music was vibrant and everyone seemed to be in a mood to party with some dressed in 1920’s costume.
Upon entering the ballroom where the awards would take place, there were sponsor stands displaying their light.astic luminaires. “My my my” that’s what I said when I saw the stage with all the jazz instruments, it was striking with the blue & purple wall washers and the downlights focused on the instruments. For a split second I saw myself performing ‘ Here I’m ‘ the part Elsa sang in Frozen.
Surprisingly there were no chairs to sit on but this was due to the event organisers wanting the event to be unconventional. After an hour & half of people chatting, drinking, and dancing, the awards ceremony started with projectors displaying the categories around the arches; Now that was creative!! The only issue being it was a bit difficult to see as everyone was standing and the room was packed.
In no particular order, the winners were announced to go on stage to collect their quirky light up trophies, unfortunately no speech was made by any winners. I was looking forward to amusing myself given that everyone had been drinking throughout, there was definitely going to be some drunk characters but the jazz band kept us entertained in between the announcements.
The awards finished around 9.30pm, but there was an after party. A tired colleague convinced me to say bon voyage and make a trip back to the city of 2016/2017 Premier League winners Leicester. (DID I MENTION I’M FROM LEICESTER?).
I wish I had remembered our train tickets were booked for 12am, for what happened next check out our cartoon…
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