Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire
Products supplied: Outdoor/indoor LED lighting and festoon lighting
From: Ellievision AV (07790 132298 / www.ellievisionav.co.uk)
Details: The challenge was to take a racecourse, with two opulent main function buildings and over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, and turn it into a wonderful winterland experience for the Winterland MK event, which ran over a six week period.
From the start, as the event is held in the darkest months of the year, it was clear the use of lighting would be key. Lighting can capture the imagination and transform a venue, but with such an expanse to cover, Ellievision AV worked with the Winterland MK project team to ensure the key focal points and routes were illuminated by up-lighting the iconic buildings, magnificent trees, walkways and chalets with dramatic effect.
The company provided a complete lighting solution including a woodland trail to Santa’s grotto! With such expansive grounds, the festoon lighting guided visitors from the entrance to the heart of the action where the ice rink and chalets were located.
Feedback: The team at Winterland MK truly appreciated having Ellievision AV on site for the duration of the event. Ellievision AV became an extension of the Winterland MK project team, on hand for any eventuality that came its way. Continuous attention to detail throughout the event, and an ability to adapt to the evolving events programme, meant the delivery was actioned seamlessly.
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