POSTED ON 21/11/2017

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball returned for its ninth year, and we were on hand - or should that be paw - to deliver full technical production for the star-studded occasion. Taking place at Battersea Evolution, a Smart venue, we provided lighting, sound, video and staging for the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year.  

POSTED ON 15/11/2017

Event Tech Live, Europe’s only dedicated show for event technology, returned to the Old Truman Brewery this month featured a packed schedule of presentations, panel discussions and live tech demos. Amongst the speakers this year was our very own Group Creative Director Pete Harding who took to the Brand & Buzz Stage to talk about how event organisers can deliver visually engaging content. 

POSTED ON 07/11/2017

We're once again heading out on tour with influential 80’s new wave group, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark). We'll be supplying lighting & crew to the band as they take their ‘The Punishment of Luxury Tour' around the UK and Europe.

The band, which has sold over 40 million records worldwide, is returning to the stage in support of their 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury'. Having kicked off at Liverpool Empire on 29 October, the tour will run through to 8 December, closing at the Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

POSTED ON 30/10/2017

Here at Hawthorn, we’ve been busy gearing up for Event Tech Live 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery on Thursday 9 November. The multi-strand conference and exhibition is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and offers event professionals access to over 50 educational sessions, 100 exhibitors and 1499 industry peers. 

POSTED ON 23/10/2017

We're thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for 'Event Production Supplier of the Year' at The Drum UK Event Awards 2017. 

Recognising and rewarding the very best of Britain's event industry, the awards celebrate everyone from event organisers to suppliers and marketers. 

Winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on 5th December 2017

You can view the full shortlist here

POSTED ON 17/10/2017

We've added the brand-new Martin MAC Encore Performance fixture to our inventory - and they're available to hire now! 

Launched earlier this month, the MAC Encore Performance is a full-featured, LED moving head that promises to deliver levels of light quality and consistent operation never seen before in a LED-based stage lighting unit. Available in two dedicated color temperature variants: WRM for unparalleled, 3000 K warm incandescent emulation and CLD for crisp, 6000 K neutral daylight, we've added both to our hire stock.  

POSTED ON 17/10/2017

The UK’s largest games event, EGX returned to NEC Birmingham this September, attracting a record-breaking crowd of nearly 80,000 people over four days. Featuring the biggest and best names in console and pc gaming, EGX gave fans the opportunity to get hands on with the hottest pre-releases across all formats including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. We worked with ESL, the world's largest esports company, to construct the set for their greatest ever area at the exhibition in the UK.

POSTED ON 16/10/2017

Looking to liven up your next conference? Want to excite your guests with extraordinary experiences? Searching for a new way to bring your brand to life? Then say hello to projection!

POSTED ON 03/10/2017

SCHILLER PARK, Ill., October 3, 2017 – PSAV, a leading global provider of event technology services, and Hawthorn Theatrical, Ltd. (“Hawthorn” or “Company”), one of the largest live event production companies in the United Kingdom, announce the acquisition of Hawthorn by PSAV.  The joining of companies delivers on PSAV’s vision to connect and inspire people around the globe with impactful meeting and event experiences.