R E D A L E R T - The events sector urgently needs government support to survive the COVID-19 crisis
On Tuesday 11th August 725 venues, buildings, objects and homes were lit red in support of the #WeMakeEvents - RED ALERT campaign.
Image - Doug Hunt Lighting and Sound
Once again the generous members of our industry donated their time, expertise and equipment to show their support for each other, and to highlight the live event industries need for government assistance.
When we asked you to #LightItInRed a month after our first event on July 6th 2020, no one hesitated. You found new and inventive ways to light your buildings, including projection, pyros, lasers and even fireworks.
Equipment: Reach Lasers
Laser Design: Danny Mason
Laser Crew: Antony Pollard & Dale Dreslin
Video/Photo/Edit: Bungle, Tom Hillier & Matt Winyard
You had socially distant photo shoots with your friends and colleagues whom you haven’t seen for months.
Image - IPS Staff & Warehouse - Ben Carter
We asked you to document your process and you exceeded our expectations.
We have received countless videos of the process you went through to create your event.
Image - Southbank Centre - Tony Birch
Light It In Red will continue to support the #WeMakeEvents campaign until the industry is allowed to operate in a way that is not limited by social distancing policies, and is calling for:
1. Grants - not loans - made available to businesses in the events supply chain.
2. Furlough Scheme extended until the industry is back to work
3. Extension of the Self-employed Income Support Scheme.