Category Archives: Theming

Novotel Fright Night on Friday, 13th

Novotel Sheffield asked Sounds Commercial to help them theme their staff Christmas party which took place on Friday 13th January. The agreed theme of ‘Fright Night’ was something we could easily undertake.

The party was held at the Mercure St Paul’s, Sheffield and they provided the staging, to add to this we provided an abundance of star cloth, a sound system, screen, projector, LED par cans and moving lights. We also provided a few props to help create the fright night experience, with coffins either side of the stage.

Guests entered the party through the ‘gates of hell’ and we illuminated the piece to show all it’s glory.  The dramatic lighting and eerie music really contributed to making the night a success.

The main features of the night were the entrance of all the guests through the ‘gates of hell’, which was set to a very sinister vampire themed piece of video footage with the sound of spooky music and thunder effects and flashing lights to simulate lightning. The ‘Thriller’ video played out on screen as
guests were treated to a rendition of the famous dance scene by the Heads of Department.

The Novotel put their faith in Sounds Commercial and this was rewarded as the equipment did its job, the props looked amazing and a great night was had by all who attended.

The Bristol Dental Hospital Ball at the Bristol Marriott City Centre

On Saturday 7th January 2012 Sounds Commercial transformed the Bristol Suite at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel into the magical Kingdom of Narnia for the Bristol Dental Hospital Ball.

After looking at several options including ice sculptures, star cloth, snow machines and custom-made props we managed to find a design that matched both the clients desired effect and their budget.

Our Set Department thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of creating several bespoke props including a full size walk-through wardrobe through which guests entered and a working nine foot tall lamp post. These combined with some clever blue lighting, fir trees positioned around the room and icicles suspended from the balcony and door frames created the perfect look and feel for the event.

We exceeded all the clients expectations and the Ball was enjoyed by all who attended.

Marie Curie Brain Game

Last night Sounds Commercial produced another successful Marie Curie Brain Game Quiz, raising a fantastic amount for charity. Justin Lee-Collins hosted the event with guest attendences from Eddie Large and Josie from Big Brother. There was a great competitive atmosphere during the interactive quiz (designed in the in-house studio) including a live owl swooping across the audience to land on Justin Lee-Collins’ hand.