Drones: An accident from the past – Skier Marcel Hirscher escapes injury as drone smashes behind him during race

Note from Blumano: This article was originally published on 23 December 2015 in The Guardian, but highlights the importance of safety in relation to drones and machinery in general.  The downhill skiing champion Marcel Hirscher escaped unharmed after a drone carrying a camera fell from the sky and narrowly missed him on his way down [...]

VD2020-02-10T10:15:39+00:00February 25th, 2020|News|

EN 17206 Entertainment technology – Machinery for stages and other production areas – Safety requirements and inspections

The long-awaited European standard based on CWA 15902-1 has been approved. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom formally voted for the approval and implementation of this new standard that will bring a common level of safety for stage [...]

VD2020-02-19T18:08:33+00:00February 11th, 2020|News|

Ise Murphy: Reflecting on a Decade of Disaster – What have we learned?

As we enter into a new decade, many of us have been reflecting on our lives from 2010 to 2019. I couldn’t help but put it in the perspective of crowd disasters, to understand if there was anything we could reflect on and take the learnings with us into the 20’s (is that what we’re [...]

VD2020-01-02T13:53:15+00:00January 28th, 2020|News|

Gemma Chan suspended in mid-air while filming Marvel’s The Eternals in London

Gemma Chan was seen suspended 40ft above the ground in north London while filming the latest Marvel film The Eternals. The movie, which is due out in November this year, will be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise. On Friday morning, a small crane was placed at the top of Parliament [...]

VD2020-01-10T13:03:11+00:00January 21st, 2020|News|

R & S Conference – Cristiano Giavedoni confirmed speaker

Blumano's very own Cristiano Giavedoni is confirmed to speak at the R & S Conference on the 11th and 12th of February 2020 at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland. Mr. Giavedoni will discuss the safety of machinery in regards to rigging and will conduct a workshop on the lifting and motion operations, use cases [...]

VD2020-01-02T16:07:55+00:00January 14th, 2020|News|

Shocking moment tsunami rips through stage as band Seventeen performs at Indonesian beach resort

The band was playing at a beach resort in Tanjung Lesung, one of the tourist centres in Pandeglang. In a tearful Instagram post, frontman Riefian Fajarsyah said the band’s bassist and road manager had been killed. Dramatic video posted online showed the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of a [...]

VD2020-01-10T12:51:14+00:00January 7th, 2020|News|

They brought the house down… and the stage! Dancers crash through the floor as they enthusiastically celebrate the end of their performance in Brazil

Dancers celebrate the end of the show linking arms and jumping up and down  The stage at the Americana Municipal Theatre, Sao Paulo, Brazil, collapsed  A voice on PA system calls for calm and asks for first-aiders to come forward  A group of enthusiastic dancers are sent plunging through a stage after it collapsed during [...]

VD2019-12-12T10:16:14+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|

Drones: An accident from the past – Enrique Iglesias injured during mid-performance drone accident

Note from Blumano: This article was originally published on 1st June 2015 on Today, but highlights the importance of safety in relation to drones and machinery in general.  A drone meant to capture fan fun at a concert turned out to be a danger for singer Enrique Iglesias Saturday night. While performing in front of [...]

VD2019-11-12T18:14:33+00:00December 17th, 2019|News|

How has the design of theatre buildings changed over time?

Early theatres The first buildings used for theatrical performances in Britain were amphitheatres introduced by the Romans, who copied theatres from ancient Greece. These were semi-circular structures, constructed of wood initially and later stone. They were open to the air with banked seating surrounding a raised stage. Medieval theatre was presented on elaborate temporary stages [...]

VD2019-11-27T10:05:00+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Drone registration made compulsory as UK scheme launches

Users must sit online test and pay annual fee of £9 to join register or face £1,000 fine. Drone users in the UK must now sit an online test and pay a £9 annual fee or face a £1,000 fine after the launch of a mandatory national registration scheme on Tuesday. Owners are obliged to [...]

VD2019-11-12T18:15:30+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|