Pink Ribbon Ball 2014
Natural History Museum
Liz Hobbs Group / Breast
Cancer Campaign

THE BRIEF

The Pink Ribbon Ball is an annual event held in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. As an approved supplier at the Natural History Museum, Hawthorn was selected by Liz Hobbs Group to support the technical production of the 20th Pink Ribbon Ball.

Hosted by Kate Thornton and with a range of live performances scheduled throughout the evening, we were briefed to ensure the staging in this amazing venue met the special requirements for headline act Lisa Stansfield, as well remaining suitable for the diverse range of onstage action.

THE EXECUTION

In order to immediately set the scene for arriving guests and the general public, Hawthorn made full use of the feature-packed Robe BMFL Spots to project the Breast Cancer Campaign logo onto the front of the museum. Inside Hintze Hall, the staging for the entertainment demanded a solution that would deliver special requirements for headline act Lisa Stansfield whilst remaining suitable for other performers.

The 16ft x 12ft main stage was built into the bottom of the grand central staircase, with a smaller elevated stage added above to create a ‘sweeping stage’ effect. The new Robe BMFL’s featured alongside Clay Paky 800’s to light the performances, whilst the giant Diplodocus dinosaur was lit pink to complement the theme of the evening. The charity evening was a sell-out success, raising a massive £340,000 to support breast cancer research and awareness.

OUR CLIENT SAID:

"Thank you again to your team for all your help with the ball. Having spoken to guests over the last couple of days the one thing that they absolutely agree on is that the venue looked incredible and the transformation was stunning, so you guys certainly provided the wow factor."

LUCY POVEY, SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER AT BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN