The CSJ Awards celebrate and reward the work of voluntary organisations who are not only helping people to turn their lives around but who are also implementing innovative ways to address and prevent the root causes of poverty. This year they were held at Central Hall Westminster. As the venue’s Production Service Partner, White Light provided the complete technical solutions.
The CSJ Awards took place on Tuesday 21st March and were organised by the Centre of Social Justice. Jonjo Glynn, WL’s Venues Director, comments: “The CSJ Awards is a fantastic event and we really wanted to make use of the brilliant spaces at Central Hall to create an unforgettable evening”.
When guests arrived, they entered the foyer area where they were greeted by digital signage featuring a custom awards animation. They were then lead into the Library for a drinks reception before the main event which took place in the Lecture Hall.
Jonjo states: “We essentially had creative freedom with this project so offered full themed lighting throughout. Whether it was the drinks reception, the awards presentation or even the performance from Ruth Brown from The Voice UK, each section of the evening had a dedicated look”.
As part of the technical support, WL utilised Martin Aura XB LEDs, CORE Lighting ColourPoints, ETC Source Fours and Showline SL Strips. The company also provided full audio support for the various presentations and speeches. This included EM Acoustic HALO C Loudspeakers, Shure microphones and a Yamaha QL1 Mixer.
In the Lecture Hall, WL supplied a Christie Projector for the various video presentations which took place throughout the evening. The company also built a custom-made set.
Jonjo adds: “Due to the popularity of Central Hall, we had literally one hour to set up in the Library space. Therefore we had to ensure that everything was fully prepared and ready for installation to maximise on the limited amount of time we had”.
Winners on the evening included Auditory Verbal UK, who took the CSJ Model of Excellence Award, The Clink, who won the CSJ Social Enterprise Award whereas charities Steps2Recovery, Red Balloon and Invisible Walls Wales also received accolades. Presenters on the night included Jeremy Paxman, Andy McNab, Martin Lewis and Iain Duncan Smith.
Jonjo adds: “What was great about this event was that it showcased how all of the spaces within Central Hall can be utilised to host any type of event. The combination of magnificent architecture and state-of-the-art technology means we are able to offer a unique location for any occasion held within Central London”.
Photos courtesy of CSJ Awards.