Classical Singer Lucy Kay Enchants Guests At The Savoy For Macmillan
Photo Credits: Debbie Monique Jolliff
On November 4th 2014, cancer support charity Macmillan held its flagship event The Enchanted Ball at The Savoy and we were delighted to help with the lighting and the production for the AV and entertainment which included Britain’s Got Talent star and global number one recording artist Lucy Kay.
Lucy’s spellbinding performance of ‘Nella Fantasia’ topped the bill and we filmed it (using a three-way camera set up), mixed it live and relayed it to large plasma screens either side of the stage for maximum impact.
Macmillan’s Event Manager Andi Hall said, “This event works best when we can create the right experience; it needs to be charming in every detail. It’s all about enchantment and we try to create that with every tool in the event producer’s box – entertainment, the setting and lighting all come together to create the spirit of the event.”
The theme of the evening was of course ‘enchantment’ and Macmillan’s event team delivered to the detail: topiary was used to create a magical garden setting; tables were named after fantastical places in literature such as Camelot, Rivendell, Sleepy Hollow and the Cave of Wonders; and table decorations – each one unique - included beautiful, hand-crafted birds which could be purchased as mementos.
Additional entertainment included performances by aerial artist Katie Hardwick, tribute act The Valli Boys and the London Function Band.
Celebrities supporting the event included Channel 5 Newsreader Emma Crosby who acted as compere for the evening and antiques expert and presenter of BBC’s Bargain Hunt Charles Hanson who conducted the all-important silent auction.
The silent auction was conducted using iPads and bids were relayed onto large screens. Auction lots included: dinner for 12 cooked in your own home by Chef-Director of Caprice Holdings (The Ivy, Scott’s and Daphne’s) Tim Hughes; a South African adventure; a treasure chest of Roger Moore’s favourite things; a holiday to Sri Lanka; Stig doing the school run; and a cookery session with Anton Mosimann.