Cyrille Regis Memorial
At the end of January we learnt of the very sad news that Cyrille Regis, the beloved footballer from Birmingham, had passed away.
Many people in the West Midlands and the wider country wanted to celebrate the life of this brilliant man.
Centrepiece Productions was approached by the family and friends of Cyrille to help put together a Celebration Event to be held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club. We were extremely honoured to help. With Gareth Davies, Centrepiece Productions Director, appointed as production manager we were able to pull together a stadium event in a week.
Centrepiece Productions provided a complete L’Acoustics audio package capable of ensuring that every member of the 4000 strong congregation, band, vocalists and choir, were able to hear every word of the eulogies, enjoy every note of the large band, gospel choir and vocal group. We provided audio feeds for the many news and media broadcasters on site, including the live broadcast by ITV Central.
With a full gospel band, 30 strong choir, 8 person vocal group, soloists (including the brilliant Beverley Knight), and podium mics, this was no small undertaking. It was an absolute privilege to provide, operate and help accomplish what was a fantastic event in celebration of a fantastic man who we be greatly missed. We supplied full Health & Safety documents covering all aspects of our work for the Football Stadium Management.
Centrepiece Productions work with Life Central Church
Following Following a fire in the summer of 2015, which gutted their old auditorium, Life Central Church set up again in a temporary space in another building next door. The church approached us at Centrepiece Productions to consult on getting this temporary space ready for regular church meetings the week after the fire. We jumped into action! Helping to source high quality, PA, Lights and video equipment for this space and providing management of the technical team we helped to ensure that there was minimal disruption to meetings at the church.
Over the period of the next 18 months we provided advice and consultation on the best equipment for the church to purchase to replace what was lost in the fire. Including, a digital sound desk, an in ear monitoring system, microphones, high quality PA system, video control and distribution, lighting control desk, and much more.
In 2016 the church approached Centrepiece Production Ltd to consult on the installation of sound, light and video equipment for a full refurbishment of this space as the regular meeting space. We worked closely with the church, architects, building contractors, and surveyors to design a sound, lighting and video plan that was appropriate, future proof, expandable, and on budget. We worked closely with the PA supplier that was appointed to put the PA system in and we ourselves were appointed to install the lighting and video system.