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 were once again tasked to providing full technical production for the most esteemed evening of the May Ball Week, delivering lighting, sound, staging, video, rigging and power distribution for the all-night event.
Line of Business: Education
We Delivered: Technical Production
To create an atmosphere of classic elegance and timeless glamour, we provided striking architectural lighting to bring the historical College buildings to life. Festoon lighting used around the event further enhanced this to create a truly magical experience for partygoers.
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.
On top of this, we also supplied a dynamic lighting design to accompany the hotly-anticipated firework display.
With top-class entertainment taking to the stage in the Big Top, including Becky Hill, we created a spectacular lighting design full of impressive beams and dramatic effects. A large LED screen surrounded the stage whilst also providing a vibrant backdrop to display video content.
Our client said
“Encore once again managed to help us deliver another extraordinary event. Throughout the planning stages, Encore’s experience was second to none in helping us to navigate through the various restrictions of our site.
During 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 possible.
Our venues on the evening of the event were beautiful and many of our guests commented on how the event had exceeded previous years. The care, commitment and attention to detail by the entire crew was clear; they understood our creative brief completely which made working together a pleasure.”
May Ball Technical Officer
Contentsquare, the digital experience leader, brought their popular CX Circle event back to The Brewery for another year. With an ambitious vision in mind, and staging a full venue takeover, they sought in-house experts Encore to help transform the space into a futuristic and exciting setting for their lineup of expert speakers, insightful breakout sessions, and an unforgettable after-party.
Line of Business: Digital Experience
We Delivered: Full technical production and branding
With a content-packed agenda of talks, networking, and breakout sessions, it was important to make effective use of the full venue to immerse attendees in their digital themes. Contentsquare & Headbox sent us a mood board, and our production team got to work matching their ideas alongside their theming company. From a spectacular Cloud-themed room, to recreating the iconic Moon landing, we ensured the stage was set to seamlessly showcase their lineup of digital leaders.
To echo this, we meticulously designed the production in the networking area to seamlessly accommodate both a vibrant standing lunch and a thrilling after-party, complete with a digital graffiti wall and edible bubble volcano. Our expert team adorned the space with neon lighting that perfectly complemented the theme, alongside strategically placed LED cuboid stands to serve as stylish and functional tables. Our experience with the space lent itself to ensuring seamless technical delivery in The Brewery’s Porter Tun conference space.
In addition, our team also delivered a comprehensive range of impactful branding and signage elements for the event. This ranged from the striking arch branding at the reception desk to signage for the various different workshops, and branding for The Brewery’s outdoor pavilions that were transformed into Contentsquare’s Business Village and Product Pavilion.
Our client said
“CX Circle is the largest event Contentsquare host in the UK, so the way our stages, sets and branding look on the day is of huge importance. Having Alex from the Encore team invested in the success of our event made a big difference to us, both on the day and in the months leading to the event. The venue looked incredible on the day and has received hugely positive feedback from our staff and our attendees. As a team who don’t know much about set design or the technicalities of stage production ourselves, it is a weight off our shoulders to be able to trust in Encore for this.”
Event Marketing Manager
After a much-awaited return following a pandemic-induced hiatus, Adobe Summit EMEA 2023 took place in-person at Excel, London in June 2023. Encore was once again chosen by agency Taylor Bennett Partners to deliver the full technical design and production for the event.
Line of Business: Software
We Delivered: Full Technical Production
The team at Taylor Bennett Partners designed a captivating installation for the Community Pavilion that was bought to life by the Encore team. Turning a simple sketch into reality, we delivered a spectacular 90-metre-long curved LED screen that spanned the length of the Adobe exhibition stand before spiralling above a dedicated chill-out zone. The Adobe Sales team were able to trigger screen content from an iPad to complement their on-stand activities, delivering the ultimate branding experience.
With the Keynote Theatre hosting notable speakers such as Emma Thompson DBE and Richard Ayoade, we created the ultimate stage set-up, delivering an impressive high-resolution 81.3-metre-wide LED backdrop. An impressive lighting design complemented the on-screen content whilst perfectly illuminating everyone on stage. A comprehensive high-quality sound system ensured everyone in the audience received an incredible audio experience, regardless of their position.
Encore’s expertise extended far and wide, encompassing an array of technical services across the entire Summit site. From ten large breakout rooms to the luxurious Customer Meeting Centre and the vibrant networking space, the team flawlessly ensured that each area received the utmost attention to detail and a seamless technical setup.
We were also entrusted to deliver full technical production for the iconic Summit Bash – an extraordinary evening celebration that transported guests into a futuristic natural wonderland. The event space was flawlessly themed to ensure attendees were completely immersed, with our impactful lighting, sound, and video enhancements perfectly complementing the magical atmosphere. Guests danced the night away to the tunes of BRIT award-winner Becky Hill and Summit favourites DJ Benny Blanco.
Our client said
“Our pursuit of innovation drives us to seek new ways of immersing and captivating delegates at every turn. Partnering with technical experts like Encore enables us to harness cutting-edge technology to evoke emotion and craft unforgettable brand experiences time and time again. Our partnership with the team has been fantastic and I am confident that, no matter the challenge, they will always rise above and deliver technical solutions that breathe life into my creative vision.”
Taylor Bennett Partners