On the eve of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, cancer support charity Macmillan joined with De’Longhi to celebrate its flagship fundraiser at London’s beautiful Spencer House. As preferred production supplier at the 18th century aristocratic London home, Metro Broadcast was on hand to provide lighting, sound and visuals to support the evening’s programme and relay the entertainment throughout this exquisite venue.
Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, wine and canapés with experiences and entertainment curated by acclaimed designer, cook, author and retailer, Sophie Conran.
The event featured a silent auction which was hosted online. Up until the last minute, guests could bid to win incredible prizes including holidays in Lisbon and fine-dining at the Dorchester. With the event taking place throughout the entire venue, Metro needed to ensure the auction and entertainment was broadcast to each of the rooms.
The temporary installation included screens in several of the rooms to relay the auction, a PA system throughout to broadcast legendary DJ Jeremy Healy and a live, acoustic set performed by rising star, Dan Olsen. Lighting was also installed in the entrance, on the stairwell and outside on the terrace where guests could enjoy beautiful views overlooking Green Park.
Having spent many years refining methods for temporary event installations at Spencer House, Metro’s Kate Hills said, “We have to take utmost care with the furnishings and fabric of the building. Health & Safety is paramount as much of the equipment needs to be carried in rather than rolled over carpets and flooring. Knowing the venue inside out means we can plan and install quickly and safely, saving time and preventing unnecessary wear and tear to the building.”
Aware that Metro has worked on other Macmillan fundraising events, Macmillan’s Rebecca Harfield said, “We were delighted to discover that Metro would be able to work with us at Spencer House. We knew we would be in safe hands and Metro’s expert knowledge of the building meant we could really make the most of this beautiful venue.”
The evening’s entertainment also included an exclusive barista-style coffee tasting from De'Longhi, cocktails from Corbin & King’s iconic Bar Américain, and experiences from the likes of florist Wild at Heart, Rococo Chocolates and Peggy Porschen Cupcakes.