London Welcomes 2021

London Welcomes 2021




United Kingdom

Photo credits

credit Patrick Straub, courtesy of Jack Morton Worldwide - BBC

Lighting designer

LD: Durham Marenghi; Associate LD: Paul Cook


Lights Control Rigging

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posted: January 21, 2021

London welcomed in 2021 with a spectacular city-wide display, sending a message of thanks and hope to the nation and the world.  Jack Morton, the global brand experience agency, helped to develop the original concept and worked in partnership with the Mayor of London’s office and a dedicated team of experts to create the extraordinary experience.

The 10-minute show, designed for home-viewing and created in collaboration with the BBC, was broadcast live on BBC1 and watched by a global viewing audience of millions. Jack Morton’s creative show team worked in collaboration with On the Sly for the music production, Titanium Fireworks for the pyrotechnics design, and SKYMAGIC for the swarm drone sequences.

Lighting for the event was designed by Durham Marenghi with Paul Cook as Associate LD and programmer and the spectacular array of 168 Claypaky Mythos 2 and 168 Elation Proteus Hybrids on London Bridge was supplied by Lights Control Rigging and managed by Rob Watson. Durham called on the expertise of ER lasers, the Signify team and Illuminated River project, Armadillo and Tower Bridge, Stadium FX at Wembley and the Woodroffe Bassett team at the Shard to integrate the city-wide effects into a memorable light show to herald what will hopefully be a far better New Year for all.

Contact: Davide Barbetta