Events Supplier SLX Brings Light to Dark Winter
SLX Hire and Events, a Bristol-based technical event supplier, has designed and installed over a dozen festive events across the UK already this winter from Swanage to Scotland.
Says Alastair Currie, CEO of SLX “This year has been beyond challenging for the event industry, but we were lucky enough to have maintained, or in some cases procured, winter project contracts. These are mainly outdoor events, where a wonderful immersive light trail is installed to bring a bit of magic to those who visit – and importantly revenue to historic buildings and estates who have had a similarly difficult year.
When Lockdown 2.0 was announced, we were slightly anxious about what that would mean for these projects – including the Trains project that sees five heritage steam railway lines and the trains illuminated for immersive rides across the Christmas period. However, with a high levels of safety protocols in place, including our SLX team working in designated bubbles from warehouse to delivery teams, we were able to continue and complete installation at all the winter project sites. It was then just a matter of waiting for the tier rules to be announced. Thankfully, all the projects we were installing when Lockdown 2.0 hit were able to open their doors to the public last week. Given it’s been such a bleak year for so many, we couldn’t be more pleased and prouder that our SLX designed and installed winter projects are now bringing a smile to people across the country.”
SLX Hire and Events is responsible for the technical production at venues such as Warwick Castle, Sudeley Castle, Dalkeith Country Park, The North Norfolk Railway and even at Alton Towers, where they facilitated an outdoor pantomime this year.
To find out more about SLX, visit: www.slx.co.uk