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SMIRNOFF EQUALISING MUSIC AT PRINTWORKS 🗓

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11.10.18

SMIRNOFF EQUALISING MUSIC AT PRINTWORKS LONDON

This year Printworks has proudly partnered with Smirnoff’s #EqualisingMusic campaign to actively tackle the gender gap in electronic music. Launched in 2017, #EqualisingMusic is a three-year global initiative to double the number of female-identifying headliners within music venues and festivals; with an ultimate ambition to inspire the next generation of artists.

Not enough
Just 5% of recognised producers and 17% of 2016’s international music festival headliners identify as female. This is not enough. As the first music venue to join the #EqualisingMusic campaign, Printworks is committed to playing its part in significantly raising these figures 2020.

The equalising music programme
In addition to our own initiatives to expand the diversity of lineups offered at Printworks in 2018, we have collaborated with Smirnoff to select a panel of high-calibre artists at the forefront of the scene to spearhead this year’s campaign.

Following a wealth of applications, earlier this year each member of the #EqualisingMusic panel (which consists of The Black Madonna, Nastia, Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon and Artwork) carefully selected ten aspiring female artists to work with as artistic mentors, developing the applicants’ personal and practical development.

Several of these workshops have already taken place. The workshops gave the mentees the opportunity to discuss their goals, challenges and development with their mentor over a three hour period. In addition to this, following the workshops each mentee has been offered the opportunity to join their mentor on a world-famous festival or venue stage.

This Saturday, the #EqualisingMusic ambassadors and their mentees will come together to perform at Printworks. The Press Halls are star-studded with talent, with several returning faces such as HAAi and Peggy Gou, as well as debuts from Artwork, The Black Madonna and Honey Dijon. The newly renamed Dark Room plays host to the winners of the mix competition we hosted at the beginning of the year; giving a vital stage to the sounds of tomorrow.

This Saturday Smirnoff Equalising Music comes to Printworks London.
This show is about to sell out.

PRINTWORKS X THE HYDRA: OUR PRODUCTION APPROACH 🗓

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11.10.18

PRINTWORKS X THE HYDRA: OUR PRODUCTION APPROACH

The Hydra discuss their collaboration with Printworks to continually produce world-leading experiences for music lovers, in a previously unused and architecturally outstanding space…

For us, music is the single most important common denominator at a club show, so its delivery should be treated as high priority. As a promoter we believe that the standard of sound separates the wheat from the chaff; we are constantly seeking ways to improve our audio and visual offering with digital technology in tandem with maintaining exceptional quality to deliver a seamless vinyl experience for DJs that prefer to use records.

A well-executed visual and light show enhances the journey and consolidates the event experience. If you are passionate about music you want to feel it, not just as an audio experience, but physically too. Music has the ability to bring people and cultures together and we feel passionately about helping to create moments that reflect that.

SOUND: THE PRESS HALLS

dbnAudile are a Manchester-based rigging and lighting company who supply their services to many of the UK’s most well known festivals. Their main room installation at Printworks houses over 40 units of d&b audiotechnik J8/12 + 3 x V-SUB speakers, positioned along the hall and front of the stage. This set up provides pinpoint accurate sound coverage along a technically challenging (from an audio perspective) space to treat. This system was installed at the start of 2018 to bring a new and higher standard of sound.

SOUND – DARK ROOM

SOUND SERVICES LTD are a London-based company who work directly with Funktion One to present their latest technology and innovations; they are well known amongst those seeking high quality sound and turntable perfection. Founders Curt Gilmore and Richard Cufley are pioneers within the capital, earning their credentials at the birth of the UK’s Drum & Bass culture with Metalheadz and Gilles Peteron’s Movement at Bar Rumba (Two scenes whose leaders are uncompromising when it comes to sound), then moving on to today’s high profile clients such as Glastonbury Festival & Resident Advisor. Sound Services bring their expertise to the Dark Room by installing a new Funktion One four point configuration consisting of 4 x Res4E, 8 x F121, 2 x Double Infra Horn, 4 x Infrabass 21 units – an unparalleled sound experience for the user, and high quality monitoring for the DJs.

VISUALS

Rebel Overlay AKA Spencer Heron, supplied the visuals at our very first Hydra show, which saw a London takeover from Ostgut Ton and Scuba’s Sub:stance at Hackney Downs Studios in 2012. Fully produced by The Hydra this debut event was riotous in many ways and Spencer’s unique and ground-breaking visual mapping enabled us to offer a different approach to event lighting. Spencer has since become the go to man for music visuals and you can find him at large scale international club events as well as producing stage visuals for acts like Skepta across European and U.S. tours. We’re excited to welcome Rebel Overlay as a permanent fixture for this Printworks Season, providing him full use of a specially installed video screen – small teaser of what to expect when you walk into the cavernous main room hall this Winter.

LIGHTING

The lighting at Printworks really serves to highlight the scale and gandeur of the main hall and its architecture. Multiple Clay Paky Mythos, Clay Paky Stormy CCs, Clay Paky Sharpys, blinders & LED Strips placed on the stage and suspended from eight video and lighting “pods” via a Kinesys motion system which stretch the length of the hall. Everything is in place for a lighting designer to unleash their vision.

Robert Grunwald (Tiefton) was introduced to us by Dixon, producing his all night sets in London, but previous to this we had been captivated by his lighting shows at Panorama Bar where he resided as their lighting engineer for 10 years. Robert’s lighting shows are simply a trip and perfectly demonstrate that when it comes to lighting, a less is more approach which can be vastly more devastating than all hands on deck. After working with Robert on a number of projects he introduced us to his colleague Natalie Heckl. Also Berlin based as the lighting engineer for Panorama Bar, Natalie maintains a busy schedule engineering light shows in Ibiza, European festivals and an ever expanding portfolio of events and destinations. Natalie’s lighting shows perfectly compliment the DJs and our events, as she helps tell the story from beginning to end. Two large mirror balls complete the picture, the cherries on top of a journey in to light, sound and adventure.

 

DISCOVER YOUR OWN DYSTOPIAN DREAM 🗓

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27.09.18

DISCOVER YOUR OWN DYSTOPIAN DREAM

Printworks London is comprised of over six acres of raw, urban space. With original industrial features and state-of-the-art lighting, the venue became the electric backdrop for Plan B’s latest music video, ‘Wait So Long’.

The video saw Printworks London transformed into a utopian paradise. It shows a future where people use VR technology to transport their minds into a parallel universe, which was depicted in our iconic Press Halls. In this universe, everyone was free to delve into their deepest desires, with the old becoming young, the awkward becoming brave, the artificial becoming real.

The universe is one enormous and fantastical party, bringing The Press Halls to life. The space became filled with people, with dazzling lighting effects and a huge stage for Plan B himself to perform on. The video taps into that core human desire to be the best version of ourselves, with Printworks acting as the stage for one of the biggest, brightest parties of all time.

We all love a touch of escapism. Whether it’s a good book, a weekend away or a kick-ass party, it’s fun to lose touch with reality for a while. And with our new Dystopian Christmas Package, you can do just that.

Inspired by Plan B’s beautifully bizarre video, Printworks are giving everyone the chance to discover their own dystopian universe. This festive package gives you everything you need to throw the ultimate Christmas party, with Dystopian Dream theming, lighting rigs and branded gobo projection. Complete with immersive entertainment and a DJ, your guests can discover the unknown within the safety of our enormous soundproofed rooms.

Printworks is a favourite for festive parties and Christmas dinners, so there are very few December dates left.

Don’t miss out – book your own Dystopian Dream today.

Download Christmas Packages 2018 here.

TECH. POWERED BY RETAIL WEEK & WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS 🗓

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27.09.18

TECH. POWERED BY RETAIL WEEK & WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS

Tech. powered by Retail Week and World Retail Congress landed at Printworks this September. The two-day festival celebrated leaders in digital retail and the technological innovations behind it. Set against the fantastically urban backdrop of Printworks, the event shone a light on the best and brightest brands in the industry.

With a huge expo space, a conference and awards stage, an after-party room and a separate outdoor area for street food, Printworks brought the industry festival to life. Over 2,000 attendees flowed in through The Vanway, which acted as a registration portal, before spilling out into HSBC where the main expo was held. Big technology players in the main room included Google Cloud, Klarna and Nosto.

Outside in Container Yard, KERB’s traders drew crowds with their mouth-watering selection of street food.

The Tech. Awards was held in the impressive Reel Storage warehouse, which features sky-high ceilings and almost 1,000 sq. m of space. It was here that a host of big brands and small start-ups received recognition for their technological achievements, before being ushered into The Press Halls for a well-deserved after party. DJing the party were musical icons Melvo Baptiste and The Shapeshifters, making the strikingly industrial backdrop come to life.

With over six acres of urban space and set in the heart of Canada Water, Printworks works for anything from public ticketed events to tech conferences and large brand activations.

Get in touch today to see how Printworks can help you transform your next event at hire@printworkslondon.co.uk or on 02084984934

Conference PACKAGES & Awards Dinner Packages 🗓

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27.09.18

Conference Packages & Awards Dinner Packages

Printworks London spans over six acres of beautifully urban space, creating the ultimate blank canvas. But without a whole production team behind you, it’s not always easy to know how to organise your event. That’s why we’re introducing new Printworks packages.

These fully customisable packages give you the tools you need to hold the event of a lifetime. Each option includes the exclusive hire of one of our iconic event rooms, as well as AV equipment, venue staffing and a whole host of optional add-ons.

Got a large-scale business event coming up? The Conference Package allows you to hold an unforgettable expo, with space for 300 up to 2000 delegates. Our experience production team work with you to implement your vision and create a conference your guests will love. And with a choice of food and drinks packages from our fantastic catering partners, we’ll make sure your event is a hit.

For something truly special, choose our Awards & Dinner Package. With a dedicated reception area, a state-of-the-art lighting rig and space for up to 1200 dinner guests, this package has everything you need to create a memorable night. Whether you want black tie and a three-course meal or cocktails and canapés, our outstanding catering partners are on-hand to provide a mouth-watering feast. And with an optional after-party hire and a 2am license, you can keep the fun going well into the night.

Whatever your occasion, the Printworks team are here to make your vision a reality. Get in touch today to see how we can help you transform your next event.

For more details enquire with the team at hire@printworkslondon.co.uk or on 02084984934

SNEAKERNESS GOES INTERNATIONAL: NEXT STOP PRINTWORKS LONDON 🗓

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Wednesday 04 July

SNEAKERNESS GOES INTERNATIONAL: NEXT STOP PRINTWORKS LONDON

Undercurrent culture and Printworks London go hand-in-hand. So where better for cult trainer expo, Sneakerness to make its first London debut?

With the event taking place in the midst of Summer’s blistering heat, Printworks’ Container Yard will offer epic space for guests to enjoy the capital’s heatwave. Enclosed by large black shipping containers, Container Yard channels Printworks’ urban look and feel. Brands wanting to share Printworks’ subcultural roots have space to spread their vision beyond the industrial warehouse walls.

As well as the chance to buy, sell and exhibit footwear and apparel, sneaker addicts can expect a rich programme of DJs, fashion talks, street food and brand activations from Crep Protect, Footlocker and Swatch. Representatives from adidas HQ will also be scouting the event for budding designers, offering the chosen innovators a trip to their headquarters in Germany. Join sneaker and brand enthusiasts from across Europe at Printworks London this weekend.