Beaumaris Castle rainbow lighting – A beautiful rainbow of hope
To say a heartfelt message of thanks to all of the amazing NHS heroes and key workers of North Wales, Illuminated Events lit up the walls of Beaumaris Castle with a huge multi-coloured double rainbow of light.
The iconic Anglesey landmark was lit up and transformed into a glowing multi-coloured double rainbow of lighting and projection, to stand proud as a positive beacon of hope for the North Wales community.
Beaumaris castle and the “beautiful marsh”
Built in the 13th Century, Beaumaris Castle is one of the finest castles in Wales and is considered to be a masterpiece of castle design.
Now in the care of CADW, Beaumaris Castle is a Grade 1 listed building and World Heritage site of great historic importance – located in the small town of Beaumaris in the South East corner of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.
The area of land chosen as the location for Beaumaris Castle, was once a natural marshland and because of its’ beauty the castles’ French builders named the marsh “Beaux Marais” translating in to English as “beautiful marsh”.
This name of “Beaux Marais” or “Beau-Maris” became the name of the town which subsequently grew up around the castle.
Beaumaris Castle itself, consists of an 11m high, 4 sided inner wall with 10 guard towers – surrounded by an 8 sided outer wall boasting a further 12 guard towers and 2 gate houses, The entire castle was originally surrounded by a substantial moat, which is now partially filled.
The main entrance to Beaumaris Castle was the south gate next mouth of the Menai Straits – and it once had a tidal dock that allowed the castle to be supplied directly by sea.
A double rainbow of light wrapping around Beaumaris Castle
With its lower outer and higher inner walls, Beaumaris Castle is architecturally beautiful and makes a very attractive canvas to illuminate.
Using our SGM, Chauvet and Studio Due outdoor LED lighting fixtures – Beaumaris Castle was transformed in to a magnificent double rainbow of light – with one beautiful rainbow wrapping around the 11m high inner walls – whilst a second rainbow of rich colour spanned around the lower outer walls.
The 2 complementing rainbows of colour looked magnificent, spanning the walls of Beaumaris Castle and standing proudly as a positive beacon of hope – sending out a symbolic message of thanks and support to the amazing staff of the NHS – and all of the Key workers of North Wales.
A positive beacon of hope
The much treasured, Anglesey landmark of Beaumaris Castle glowed vibrantly with a spectacular double rainbow of rich coloured lights, which looked magnificent.
What a beautiful way to say thank you to the amazing staff of the NHS – and all of the Key workers of North Wales.
An outdoor projection message of thanks on the wall of Beaumaris Castle
To complement the beautiful double rainbow of multi-coloured lighting around the Castle, we used our 10000 lumen Panasonic HD projectors, to create outdoor projection images on the walls of the iconic Beaumaris Castle.
One outdoor projection image said “Diolch” (Welsh for thank you) with an image of a heart displayed underneath.
Following around the corner of the castle walls, another outdoor projection image displayed a large image of a heart, the symbol of love and affection.
The 2 large outdoor projection images glowed brightly on the walls of Beaumaris Castle and could be seen clearly from a great distance away, sending out a symbolic message of heartfelt thanks, proudly dedicated to all of the amazing NHS staff and key workers of North Wales.
Illuminated Events would like to say a special thanks to CADW, Sir Richard Bulkeley and family, Beaumaris Town Council, Beaumaris Mayor and the Town Clerk of Beaumaris, for their positive contributions to the success this project.
We also wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Griffiths Civil Engineering Contractors for providing the temporary electrical supply to power the illuminations, completely free of charge – and also all of the much appreciated volunteers who gave their time and dedication to make this project a great success.
Photo credits to: Steve Bernard, Sheldon Thomas, Matt Day, Will Kelly.