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Knight of Illumination Awards 2017
Knight of Illumination Awards 2017

Sunday 17 September marked the tenth anniversary of the prestigious Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards, held at the Eventim Apollo in London. During the dazzling evening event, 24 highly respected designers were ‘knighted’ –...

The Lightpower Collection
The Lightpower Collection

Lightpower was founded in 1978 in Germany as a lighting rental company. Since then Lightpower has grown to be an internationally established distributor for stage and studio lighting equipment. The...

Announcing the BackUp Cross Channel Swim 2017
Announcing the BackUp Cross Channel Swim 2017

Between the 15th – 19th August 2017, four very brave employees from Crewsaders will attempt to swim the English Channel to raise funds for Backup. Kieren Stephens, Matt Tector, Jon...

Mark Pritchard reforms his band to support Backup
Mark Pritchard reforms his band to support Backup

Lighting technician Mark Pritchard recently reformed his old band – DarkSeed to raise funds for Backup. The amazing part of this story is that Mark found the time to reunite his old...

Sound engineer Ian Threlfall
Sound engineer Ian Threlfall

This story comes from freelance sound engineer Ian Threlfall. Thanks Ian – your donation is very much appreciated. On the 25th March 2016, after finishing prepping a project at Autograph...

Launch of new site
Launch of new site

We’re very pleased to launch our new site for the UK Charity – Backup. The website is designed to be a portal into what we do. Showcasing our latest events...

ETC provide early Christmas surprise to Backup
ETC provide early Christmas surprise to Backup

At the annual Lighting Lunch in London in 2016 hosted by Mark Jonathan, Mark White from ETC gave a cheque for over £19,500 to Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity....

DiGiCo Rental Company of the Year Quiz
DiGiCo Rental Company of the Year Quiz

Each year, DiGiCo looks to support the industry with the funds raised during the night. This year, the newly re-branded Backup, the Technical Entertainment charity was selected as the recipient....

Knight of Illumination Awards 2016
Knight of Illumination Awards 2016

The annual Knight of Illumination Awards for 2016 took place this year at London’s iconic Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Sunday 18th Depetember. The well-attended ceremony saw almost 500 professionals come...

Unusual Rigging lead the way
Unusual Rigging lead the way

Unusual Rigging became one of the first companies to donate to the Technical Entertainment industry Charity. Presenting a cheque for £10,000, at the PLASA 2014 Award ceremony, Unusual Rigging’s Alan...