Outdoor lighting and projection mapping at Winter Light / Golau Gaeaf event, in Llandudno – North Wales.
Following the success of Llandudno’s Winter Light – Chapter 1, where we created a backdrop of coloured lighting and projections to compliment a theatrical parade through the streets of Llandudno – we were very pleased to be invited to contribute the second instalment, named “Winter Light / Golau Gaeaf – Chapter 2 – The Mermaid’s Purse.”
The highly successful and well received Winter Light / Golau Gaeaf – Chapter 2, took place on the streets of Llandudno to a colourful backdrop of illuminated buildings and stunning outdoor projections.
Drawing on the local myths and legends of the Orme, activities at the event included a giant projected storytelling, numerous circus performers, fairground rides, fire artists, musicians and theatrical performances.
For us – Illuminated Events – our role in the event was to create a backdrop of building lighting and outdoor projections at various locations along Mostyn Street, so as to add an inviting and colourful atmosphere for the enjoyment of the audience attending the event.
Colourful outdoor lighting and projection display at Llandudno Winter Light
For Winter Light Chapter 2, we focused our main attentions on the beautiful and historic Holy Trinity Church on Mostyn Street, where we provided colourful outdoor lighting and projection display.
Centrally located in the heart of the “Winter Light” event, the atmosphere around Holy Trinity Church was alive with a stunning array of activities including stilt walkers, fire performances, music and fairground rides.
To complement this spectacle of varied activities, Illuminated Events provided a visually stimulating outdoor projection and light display, on to the beautiful backdrop of Holy Trinity Church and its’ surrounding grounds.
Our colourful outdoor projection and lighting display created a visually stimulating and inviting atmosphere for the for members of the public attending the Winter Light event, whilst they enjoyed the array of activities.
Outdoor projection mapping on to Holy Trinity Church at Llandudno Winter Light
We used our 20,000 lumen Barco HD projectors, housed in our weatheproof outdoor projection towers, to deliver simple projection mapped images on to the walls of the historic Holy Trinity Church in Llandudno.
The edge blended Barco projectors were controlled by our HD media server using dedicated projection mapping software.
We projected an array of simple projection mapped patterns, colours and shapes to bring the historic Holy Trinity Church to life and create a colourful, illuminated, atmospheric backdrop for Winter Light – Chapter 2.
Waterproof outdoor lighting to illuminate the beautiful architecture
To complement the outdoor projection mapping on Holy Trinity Church, we used several of our Studio Due Citycolor architectural flood lights to add a rich wash of colourful illumination to the church walls and bell tower.
Using our outdoor lighting in this way, gave a real depth of rich colour as a base for the projection mapping.
We also used our IP65 rated I-pix and Chauvet Colorado outdoor lighting fixtures to illuminate the beautiful architecture of the north transept wall and buttresses along the length of the nave.
Moving heads in waterproof domes
In addition we used some of our Martin moving heads to add subtle illumination details to the upper part of the church bell tower.
The Martin moving head lighting fixtures were housed within our waterproof domes, so as to protect them from the unpredictable winter weather.
The overall effect of the moving heads working in conjunction with the outdoor projections and colourful wash lighting really brought the historic church to life and created a rich and warm, colourful atmosphere for this part of the Winter Light event.
Illuminated Trees at Landudno Winter Light
To complement the outdoor lighting and projection mapping on Holy Trinity Church, we also illuminated several of the trees around the churchyard.
We used various I-pix and Chauvet Colorado outdoor lighting fixtures set up around the church grounds, to up-light the leafless trunks and canopies of the trees with rich shades of beautiful colour.
The Conwy Mermaid gobo projection
Winter Light – Chapter 2, The Mermaids Purse, involved the telling of a theatrical story about the legend of the mythical Conwy Mermaid.
To represent this mythical creature at the heart of the Winter Light story, the bell tower of Holy Trinity Church was brought to life with a huge custom gobo light projection of the Conwy Mermaid.
The mermaid gobo was custom made especially for the event and we were really pleased with how effective it looked.
Outdoor Projection Mapping on M&S building
Along Mostyn Street, the architecture above Marks & Spencer was brought to life with further outdoor projection mapping.
We set up 4 edge-blended Christie projectors, positioned in windows above the Library and Victoria Shopping Centre on the opposite side of the road.
From this elevated location we had an ideal line of sight to projection map images on to the full width of the M&S building.
Using our HD media server and dedicated projection mapping software, we used multiple edge blended projectors to create huge projection mapped images stretching the full width of the building, including the bilingual Winter Light / Golau Gaeaf logo.
St John’s Church brought to life with color
To add to the Winter Light atmosphere along Mostyn Street, the Church of St John’s was once again illuminated.
We illuminated the exterior of this church for Winter Light – Chapter 1 and the feedback we received from members of the public attending the event was overwhelmingly positive.
Using our I-Pix and Studio Due outdoor LED lighting fixtures, the exterior walls and tower of St Johns Church were up-lit in rich shades of blue and green.
Within St Johns church we once again set up our Studio due Citycolor architectural flood lights, which we used to illuminate the grand church window in a beautiful magenta colour.
When viewed from the street outside, the illuminated church window looked very impressive with the rich magenta light vibrantly radiating through it.
Ox gobo projection
To the right of St Johns church, we once more illuminated the walls of the former Marks & Spencer building.
The building was illuminated using our CItycolor architectural flood lights.
In addition we projected a large gobo projection image of an Ox, called the “Ychen Bannog” – a mythical creature of local folklore, at the heart of the Winter Light story.
We very much enjoyed being a part of the Winter Light – Chapter 2
We very much enjoyed being a part of Winter Light – Chapter 2 and we received overwhelmingly positive comments of appreciation from members of the public attending the event.
Winter Light – Chapter 2 was a great opportunity for us to showcase what a local North Wales based company can do.
We are proud of the building lighting and outdoor projection mapping we delivered and we very much look forward to being part of this wonderful event as it grows ever more popular in the future.