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Sixth successive win for Showforce at FSAs

Showforce took home the award for Best Crewing Company for the sixth year in succession at the Festival Supplier Awards 2022. Hundreds of event professionals gathered at the Hurlingham Club in London on Thursday 27th January for the first time in two years to celebrate the achievements of the industry during what has been an incredibly difficult time. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Showforce was able to clearly demonstrate to the Festival Supplier Awards’ judging panel was with its …

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RIVER OF LIGHT TRAIL IN LIVERPOOL

Working for Liverpool City Council, a team of Showforce crew assisted in creating an outdoor art gallery which illuminated the city’s waterfront across 14 nights in March 2021. The festival showcased the work of local, national and international artists and allowed residents to enjoy and experience it in a covid-safe way. With eleven installations in total included in the trail there was plenty for the Showforce crew to do. A team of seven, including a crew chief, IPAF driver, telescopic …

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GLOBAL CITIZEN LIVE

Supporting Live Wire Pictures, Showforce exclusively delivered crewing services to the UK leg of Global Citizen Live, a 24- hour global event held on Saturday 25th September to unite the world in defending the planet and defeating poverty. The UK event was broadcast on BBC 1 from London’s Sky Gardens, hosted by Roman Kemp it featured performances from Stormzy, Kylie, Duran Duran, Nile Rogers & Chic and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Showforce supplied 62 crew shifts and amassed 632 man …

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Showforce’s crew race ahead for London Marathon 2021

The London Marathon returned in all its glory on Sunday 3 Ocotber with more than 35,000 runners taking on the challenge in central London for the first time in 889 days after the event was unable to take place in 2020 due to the pandemic. Showforce was on-hand in the lead up to the event at London’s ExCel to assist with preparations for the event and then onsite throughout the main event day delivering logistical support to the organising team. …

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Showforce support Cameron Macintosh with Phantom of the Opera refurb

Showforce’s crew have been busy supporting the installation of the new set for the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre as the popular show makes a very welcome return to London’s West End. The entire theatre has been given a makeover and the new set features a new flying system and grid to ensure seamless scene changes. Cameron Mackintosh is one of Showforce’s longest standing clients with a relationship established throughout the 30 years it has been in …

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Creamfields 2021

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Showforce’s crew returned to Daresbury Estate this August to deliver crewing support to LarMac LIVE at Creamfields 2021. A regular fixture in Showforce’s calendar, the team has worked on the event since 2014 providing stage hands, backline crew, plant operators, crew chiefs and a site boss. The Showforce crew were responsible for the load in of equipment the festival’s eleven stages, supporting the technical production suppliers with their load-in and rig, these …

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Live At Worthy Farm

With the famed festival having to postpone for yet another year, organisers welcome a selection of artists to Worthy Farm for a unique virtual event. TPi’s Stew Hume reports. It was a heavy blow to this year’s festival season when Glastonbury announced that its 2021 event would not be going ahead. While nothing could replace the in-person festival, organisers did not want another year to pass without giving their loyal fanbase something rather special. Inviting festival favourites including Coldplay, Idles …

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Showforce supports HGEP with Pantoland Red Carpet event

Showforce made a welcome return to the London Palladium this December, supporting long standing client HGEP with the delivery of a surprise Red Carpet event that saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a special performance of Pantoland. Hosted by the National Lottery, key workers and their families were invited along to thank them for their efforts in keeping London going during the coronavirus pandemic. A team of 12 Showforce crew, including two crew chiefs, were onsite on 11th …

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Showforce provides crewing support to LimeLight sports for the 2020 Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Showforce was thrilled to be appointed to provide crewing and logistical support to longstanding client LimeLight sports for the 2020 Blenheim Palace Triathlon held within the venue’s stunning grounds on 12th-13th September 2020. Showforce supplied crew chiefs, crew, plant operators, and vans for moving goods around the site, to assist in the successful delivery of the event. The Showforce team was onsite from Thursday 10th – Monday 14th September and were assigned several key tasks around the site, whilst a …

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Showforce’s return to work backed by tess’ expertise and safety guidance

With government guidance now emerging for the events industry and companies beginning to return to site, Showforce has partnered with industry safety specialist The Event Safety Shop (tess) to develop Covid-19 protocols and risk assessments specifically for the award-winning global crewing business. The new working practises have been written in-conjunction with Showforce’s NEBOSH qualified health, safety and training manager, Laurence Jones and the highly experienced team at tess. They are designed to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the …