FIRST & THIRD TRINITY BOAT CLUB MAY BALL 2018

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

THE BRIEF

Dating back to 1866, the First and Third Trinity Boat Club May Ball is a long-standing tradition for those studying at Trinity College, one of the many prestigious colleges that make up the University of Cambridge.

We once again provided full technical production for the most esteemed evening of the May Ball Week, providing lighting, sound, staging, video, rigging and power distribution for the all-night event. 
 

THE EXECUTION

Renowned for it’s classic elegance and timeless glamour, we provided striking architectural lighting to the Trinity May Ball bring the stunning College buildings to life, enhancing the intricate archways and sculptures that surround the courts.
With the many temporary structures around the grounds hosting an eclectic range of entertainment, we created a variety of lighting designs to suit the various moods of each area. From the warm glow of the ornate Pavilion Tent to the luxurious Jazz Tent decked out with festoon, we ensured every area provided an exceptional guest experience.
With top class entertainment taking to the stage in the Big Top, including Raye, we created a spectacular lighting design full of dramatic effects for the main stage. A large LED screen provided a vibrant backdrop whilst the addition of a thrust stage and circular truss structure this year added a unusual twist on the stage set-up.

OUR CLIENT SAID

“Hawthorn helped again to develop, plan, and deliver another successful Trinity May Ball. The entire crew completely understood our creative idea which made it a really great experience to work along side them. They were also a knowledgeable resource who were happy to assist us in any way they could. In pre-production, the team offered technically and creatively advanced solutions to suit our requirements and worked endlessly to provide us with the best production elements.
Our venues were utterly stunning, and it was clear to see the care and commitment Hawthorn had, even over the smallest of details. Thanks to the entire team involved in delivering a great 2018 May Ball!”
Jordan Lawrence – May Ball Technical Officer, Trinity College