Ayrton x Tate Modern

Ayrton x Tate Modern

We were delighted to work with Ayrton to deliver their annual Distributor reception hosted during PLASA, this year at the unique Tate Modern, London. Working closely with the Ayrton team to deliver a unique experience for their global network of distributors and partners.

Providing full production support for the event. Including, Lighting, Sound & Video. It featured Ayrton Diablo‘s along with Astera Titan Tubes & Prolight SmartBat Plus‘s to create a unique reception event.

Level 10 of Tate Modern offers truly unique views of London, with its terrace viewing platform, it offers views stretching the length of the thames. With space for up to 150 guests for reception style events it’s the perfect venue for evening receptions & light entertainment.

Lights Up at Birmingham’s NEC

Lights Up at Birmingham’s NEC

Storm was delighted to work with the team at DRPG to supply a multi-hall conference and exhibition back in June at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. Supplying a complete comprehensive lighting package consisting of over 2,500 fixtures. Spread across the multi-hall event including ROBE BMFLs, MegaPointe & Spiider’s, Martin Ultra Performances & Aura XB’s along with SGM Q7, P6 & P10 fixtures.

Data Distribution

This was the prime project for Storm to debut our brand new ProPlex Simple GBS Managed Switches. Along with our expanded stock of ProPlex 2×8 DMX Buffers to provide the backbone of the systems and data network. As the first rental company globally to own the Simple GBS “Blue Boxes”. We were excited to make full use of these on such a sizeable project.

The Simple GBS switches provide easy configuration for multiple VLAN’s and support for entertainment specific protocols. Including, MA-Net, sACN, ArtNet, HogNet, RDMNet, Dante, HippoNet & many more. With twin Quad Fibre ports alongside the standard eight EtherCON ports. The Simple GBS is the perfect managed switch for any system.

“It made complete sense to continue our long-term partnership and investment with TMB and their ProPlex data distribution products. The proven reliability of ProPlex hardware gave us complete confidence in expanding our inventory with their latest hardware.” Storm’s Hire Manager, James says.

Mains Distribution

This project also made use of our recent investment in Indu Electric’s 72 Way Socapex Distro’s. Providing the mains distribution for the lighting package. “Knowing we had top of the line fixtures from Robe, Martin & SGM. Along with the data and mains distribution from Indu & TMB. We knew this was a lighting package with true reliability and performance across the whole system.” Continues James.

We also made use of our existing ProPlex hardware. With both the 8 & 16 Way Data Distribution racks which are ideal for a “ready to roll” data distribution package. Featuring a ProPlex node (8 or 16 way), GBS 10 Port Switch, 6x 2×8 DMX Buffer and fully backed up with a UPS.

The lighting system, controlled by two full size grandMA3’s. Paired with a series of both Medium & Large PU’s. Provided additional distributed data processing. As well as being configured with full redundancy through the entire network. Reducing any opportunity for single point failures.

The Japan Festival at Kew

Japan After Hours - One Thousand Springs

In October, we were delighted to work with the events team at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Supplying Lighting & Rigging to The Japan Festival. A celebration of the country’s breath-taking plants, art and culture. All within Kew’s Temperate House. At the heart of the festival is a large-scale artistic installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. Titled One Thousand Springs.

Renowned for her vast, room-spanning webs of thread installations. Through which she explores human existence. Shiota’s One Thousand Springs will be suspended from the roof of the Temperate House. Constructed of 5,000 haikus, submitted by members of the public and suspended within a sea of red threads. This breathtaking installation will tell stories of our shared connections with nature and form a magnificent centrepiece to the festival.

As part of the month long installation. A series of evening ‘Japan: After Hours’ events held within the Temperate House offered visitors an opportunity to experience the best of Japan. Each evening, Kew’s Temperate House transformed into an illuminated, Japan themed space. During the After Hours events visitors enjoyed a varied programme. From dance, theatre, and live music performances to traditional flower arranging and sake sipping.

Just a quick message to say thank you to you and all the team for doing such a fantastic job on the lighting for the Japan Festival. You did an incredible job when handed a lot of challenges! The design worked extremely well. Completely transforming the After Hours events. The crew were all super as well. So respectful and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with you all again.

Visitor programmes manager, kew

GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021

GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021

We were delighted to return to the Tate Modern at the beginning of September for the British GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021. With special performances from Wolf Alice and Arlo Parks. Who, were the receipients of the GQ Band and Deezer Breakthrough Music Artist respectively. The awards saw one of the first large-scale events return to the Tate Modern since March 2020. A huge thanks to our dedicated team of freelancers. Working through the night and going the extra mile to ensure this event was a success. It was also great to be working with the event production team at Timebased to deliver this event.


If you have an upcoming project that you would like to discuss. Please get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to see how we can help on your next project.

US Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry at Kew Gardens

US Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry at Kew Gardens

Storm were delighted to provide Sound technical services to Kew Gardens for a special climate event hosted by Chatham House. Featuring guest speaker, U.S Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry. Ahead of the G20 Environment, Climate and Energy Ministerial Meeting, Mr Kerry delivered a major climate policy speech. During his speech, he delivered remarks on the urgency of global climate action. Mr Kerry said meeting the 1.5C limit will be impossible without China taking action. Adding that the US and China had to work together to tackle the issue.

“It’s not a mystery that the US and China have many differences but on climate cooperation, it is the only way to break free from the world’s current mutual suicide pact”, he warned. Mr Kerry urged all large economies to come forward with new plans to cut emissions before the COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow this November. ‘While it may be unfolding in slow motion to some,’ he said. ‘This test is as acute and as existential as any previous one. Time is running out.’

The special event featured remarks from Dame Amelia Fawcett, Chair of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. As well as Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director and Chief Executive of Chatham House.

The Travel Marketing Awards 2020

The Travel Marketing Awards 2020

Storm were delighted to provide a full lighting package alongside a video wall system for this years Travel Marketing Awards. Hosted by Russell Kane in London’s Park Lane Hilton. The evening was another outstanding success celebrating the best of the travel industry for 2020.

The Awards saw winners in categories from Best Creative Agency, Travel Agency of the Year all the way to Best use of Social Media & Website. This year was an opportunity to incorporate our most recent investment in Vari*Lite VL2600 Profiles. Which was the key fixture of this years design. A fleet of Robe fixtures also complimented this years design including MegaPointes & LEDBeam 150’s.

Our EL6 video wall was the main set feature of the event. With a creative design for the panels, it allowed the content designer to create an exciting package for the awards evening.

The Travel Marketing Awards set the standard for marketing excellence in the travel industry. An institution since 2009. The Awards have firmly established their reputation as the most coveted marketing awards in travel and tourism. Celebrating the outstanding expertise, talent and achievements of agencies, brands, teams and individuals.

Get in touch with our creative team to discuss your next event!

Storm At JJL Barcelona

Storm At JJL Barcelona

Storm Ltd recently supplied lighting services for this year’s JLL EMEA Conference in Barcelona. Hosted at the Palau de Congressos for production company Flourish Events. Lighting Designer Paul Moorhouse and Programmer Jamie Corbidge worked closely with Flourish Producer Simon Prickett to fulfil the brief given. To achieve maximum visual impact from a variable set of lighting scenes throughout each segment of the event.

“The combination of Paul, Jamie and Storm’s top notch equipment. Really helped with producing that wow factor for this years JLL Barcelona Conference.”
Simon Prickett, Producer. Flourish Events.

“Once again, the team at Storm surpassed themselves with exceptional service and quality. I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and dedication in the service you continue to provide”
Paul Moorhouse, Lighting Designer,  Luminessence.