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Hawthorn shines a light on Cambridge nightscape

Creative technical event production company Hawthorn has sponsored the annual e-Luminate Cambridge Festival for the fourth time.

The week-long festival – which takes ends tomorrow (17 February) – features a series of events, workshops, and artistic projections and installations. The event kicked off on Friday evening with a Grand Opening Concert at Great St Mary’s Church. Hawthorn were the orchestrators of the light display that accompanied a concert from the Dowsing Sound Collective. Working alongside a roster of exceptional artists, Hawthorn’s team of technical experts and crew are helping to transform the city’s iconic buildings and spaces into a nightscape using low energy lighting technologies. Hawthorn is also supporting the festival infrastructure, supplying power and cabling across the city.

e-Luminate regular artist Susie Olzak teamed up with Hawthorn and local manufacturer Pulsar to create ‘Colour Your City With Light’, an interactive installation taking place at Senate House. Just moments away, the Great St Mary’s Church showcases the work of Ian Kirby. Supported by international lighting specialists SGM, alongside Hawthorn, Kirby’s ‘The Light Hub’ draws on inspiration from last year’s pop-up gallery on Parker’s Piece. On Market Hill, Hawthorn joined forces with Panasonic to support Jack Beccegato and Carlo Fiorini’s ‘Pong’ installation, an interactive display inspired by 1970’s video game Atari.

Peter Harding, Hawthorn director, said: “We’re delighted to support the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival again this year. As we’ve seen over the last few years, Cambridge’s stunning cityscape provides the perfect canvas and this year’s festival promises to raise the creative bar once again.

“Bringing together art, culture, technology and environmental awareness, this truly is an inspiring event. Hawthorn has been delivering award-winning creative technical events for over 27 years and, with a base in Cambridge, it is fantastic to be involved in such a prestigious local event that makes the city and art accessible to all.”