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University of Strathclyde, Dinner

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Barony Hall, University of Strathclyde 2012

mclcreate were invited to provide lighting design and AV support for the inaugural “Chancellor’s Dinner” in the stunning Barony Hall, Glasgow.

Taking its name from the Barony parish which encircled the east end of the city centre, this red sandstone building was formerly the Barony Church. It is now used as the ceremonial hall for the University of Strathclyde, where graduation ceremonies and other official functions are held.

Universities in the West of Scotland all currently host annual Chancellor’s Dinners. Our brief was to “raise the bar” above competing Universities with a night to remember for those attending the Dinner.

By utilising a mixture of LED and traditional lighting, the interior of the Barony was enhanced with architectural lighting and break up gobos to great effect; further enhancing the already impressive interior.

mclcreate supplied all the data and distribution for PowerPoint support materials along with live camera relay of the presenters to plasmas around the Hall.

A challenge on the day was setting up the lighting during one of the sunniest days of the year. Being so bright, this made it extremely difficult to plot the lighting effectively. Our patience was rewarded as the hall beautifully transformed as the sun set during the dinner.

The client and the Chancellor were more than pleased with the Hall’s transformation. The only problem now was how we were going to top that for next year!

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