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WI in Wonderland with Take That

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

UK - WI has supplied staging, elevators and extensive automation elements to the Take That ‘Wonderland’ tour which kicked off at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. The lively, colourful carnivalesque aesthetic is the vision of the band’s creative director Kim Gavin and the result of some serious creative and technical talents who have collaborated to bring action packed drama to a strong, highly entertaining performance by the band. The WI team was led by Hans Willems and Koen Peeters and the company was asked on-board by production manager Chris Vaughan. They worked closely with production designer Ray Winkler for Stufish, scenic [...]

Writer Farzana Naz died after tragic fall from a stage at an event

April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Writer Farzana Naz, who sustained severe head and back injuries after falling from a stage at an event, has passed away. Naz's fall took place at the closing ceremony of a literary festival at Islamabad's Pak-China Friendship Hall. She fell from a 12ft high stage. The 36-year-old writer was immediately rushed to Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, where she was in intensive care. A call for prayers for her recovery was sent out on her Facebook profile, but unfortunately her injuries proved fatal. A painting competition in Rawalpindi has been postponed due to her tragic passing. Naz had one collection of [...]

BLUMANO at VPT Lifting Technology conference

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The 30th of January 2017, BLUMANO participate to the conference “Hoisting Technique: 10 years later”, organized by VPT the Dutch association for stage technology. The keynote speech was held by BLUMANO’s director Cristiano Giavedoni, which entertained the large audience with a presentation called “Safety in Machinery: The lost Island”, four [...]

ETC Establishes the David North Memorial Scholarship

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

ETC, Inc. has established the David North Memorial Scholarship for Lighting Technology at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. ETC's intention in making this gift is to provide financial need-based support for the study of lighting technology in memory of our longtime employee and friend, David A. [...]

5 High-Wire Peformers Hurt After Falling 25 Feet in Florida Circus; Nik Wallenda Unhurt

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A rehearsal for a dramatic eight-person pyramid went horribly wrong, injuring five high-wire circus performers who tumbled about 25 feet, said officials in Sarasota, Florida. Four were hospitalized as trauma patients. Renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda — a member of the famed aerialist family — was among three performers on the [...]

5 High-Wire Peformers Hurt After Falling 25 Feet in Florida Circus; Nik Wallenda Unhurt

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A rehearsal for a dramatic eight-person pyramid went horribly wrong, injuring five high-wire circus performers who tumbled about 25 feet, said officials in Sarasota, Florida. Four were hospitalized as trauma patients. Renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda — a member of the famed aerialist family — was among three performers on the [...]

BLUMANO Expands

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

UK based international entertainment industry engineering design and safety specialists and consultants BLUMANO Ltd. is expanding and restructuring its operation. The move brings the service of systems control in-house, with software and hardware expert Lluis Diaz-Guerra and his company Copinya into the BLUMANO organisation. It and also coincides with a [...]

Harrison Ford could have died in Star Wars set incident, court hears

June 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Harrison Ford could have been killed when he was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship while filming the most recent Star Wars film, a court has heard. Ford was reprising his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in June [...]

Muse Drone Crash Into Audience During Concert

April 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Rock concert props can be dazzling, but also dangerous. During Yes' 1974 tour, drummer Alan White once found himself trapped inside a large seashell – inspiring a similar debacle in mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. Muse achieved their own moment of stage infamy during their Thursday show at London's 02 [...]

Adele fan injured by falling chain at Glasgow concert

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Spectator at SSE Hydro venue is taken to hospital on Friday night after equipment appears to fall from lighting rig A fan at Adele’s Glasgow concert has been injured by a falling chain that possibly came from a lighting rig overhead. The singer was performing her sell-out tour at the SSE Hydro [...]

Mötley Crüe Drummer Tommy Lee Get Stuck on Rollercoaster at New Year’s Eve Show

January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

At any rock concert, the probability of walking through piss puddles, getting kicked by a stranger or being vomited on is pretty high, but at a Mötley Crüe concert, these events are expected. The legendary rock band’s final show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center was no exception. During drummer Tommy [...]

New Hampshire circus tent collapse leaves two dead and more than 20 hurt

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Two people were killed and more than 20 injured when a circus tent collapsed in a storm during a performance in New Hampshire. Authorities said about 100 people were inside the tent at the Lancaster Fairground, about 90 miles north of the state capital in Concord, when it fell down on [...]

Star Publishes First CDM Regulations Guidance For Live Events

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Star Events has published CDM Ready! the first event industry specific interpretation of the updated Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, written to complement the recently released Code of Practice document. Introduced on 6 April, the revised regulations mean all events with structures must have a Client who in turn appoints [...]

Court of Appeals rules against state in State Fair stage collapse

April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he plans to appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court a state Court of Appeals ruling that could leave taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars more in damages from the 2011 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. In a 2-to-1 [...]

Safety on the stage – SIEMENS

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Increasingly creative demands from performers, producers and audiences mean shows are becoming more thrilling and exciting all the time. Pushing the limits of artistic expression and mechanical capabilities means an increased need for sophisticated safety systems that can keep pace with the action on and off the stage. Rob Sharrock, [...]

Safety Integrity Level

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

<b>Safety Integrity Level</b> (SIL) is defined as a relative level of risk-reduction provided by a safety function, or to specify a target level of risk reduction. In simple terms, SIL is a measurement of performance required for a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF). The requirements for a given SIL are not consistent among all of the functional [...]

The new standard IEC/ISO 17305

December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

The <strong>standard IEC ISO 17305</strong> is planned to be a merger of the standards EN ISO 13849 and IEC 62061. In future, the new IEC ISO 17305 will describe the <strong>functional safety of plant and machinery</strong> as well as the <strong>measures and steps</strong> to be considered en route. <h4>IEC/ISO 17305 will probably come into force from [...]

Fans killed in collapse at South Korea pop concert

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

SEONGAM (AFP) - Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when a ventilation grate gave way while they were watching an outdoor pop concert in Seongam south of Seoul on Friday, rescuers said. “They were standing on the ventilation grate to get a better view when it collapsed [...]

The PLASA Rigging Conference

October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The PLASA Rigging Conference returns this year on Monday 6 October, running alongside PLASA London 2014 at ExCeL London. The only international annual meeting of its size dedicated solely to the rigging community. Don’t miss the opportunity to get together with practitioners, managers, engineers, safety professionals and policy makers from [...]

CEN/TC 433 Entertainment Technology – Machinery, equipment and installations

May 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Developing a set of standards for machinery, technical installations and work equipment used in places of assembly, in staging and production facilities for events and theatrical productions. Such facilities include theatres, multi-purpose halls, exhibition halls; film, television, photography and radio studios as well as facilities in concert halls, schools, bars, [...]

Failed clamp caused circus performers to fall investigator says

May 5th, 2014|0 Comments

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The weekend accident that injured nine members of a circus troupe, along with two other people, during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance in Providence, Rhode Island, was caused by a 5-inch D-ring that snapped, the lead investigator for the city's fire department said Monday. [...]

Giavedoni and Guizzi launch Blumano

January 1st, 2014|0 Comments

BLUMANO Ltd is an engineering-based company headquartered in the UK and working internationally which has been launched to provide a whole range of specialist services, expertise and consultancy which is related to lifting and load-bearing equipment for stages and other areas of entertainment industry production. The company is headed by [...]