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GEARHOUSE DESIGNS FOR CTN FASHION WEEK

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The Gearhouse Group delivered a slick technical package for Cape Town Fashion Week 2011, in keeping with the polished look of the fashion spectacular which took place between 13th and 16th July 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Gearhouse SA supplied Lighting, Audio, AV, Power and Rigging and sister company Sets, Drapes, Screens (SDS) provided all set elements. The entire project was managed for Gearhouse by Theo Van As and Grant Orchard from the Cape Town branch.

Aug 26, 2011 Read More

MANDELA DAY, THE CHEESEKIDS WAY

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Gearhouse SA and others from the Gearhouse Group pooled their services to provide the technical elements for the Cheese Kids, Mandela Day Celebration which took place at Innesfree Park on Sunday 17th July 2011 (the day before Nelson Mandela Day). 

"We are happy to throw our technical support behind an initiative like the CheeseKids' Mandela Day," said John McDermott, Branch Manager at Gearhouse JHB. "We respect the Cheesekids project and we have a great working relationship with Out The Box (Production Management for this event) who called on us to provide, Audio, AV, Staging, Rigging, Power and LED Screens for the After Party concert."

Aug 26, 2011 Read More

DRAGONFLIES, ASTRONAUTS AND VARI*LITE

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Sean Rosig from Synchronised was the lighting designer for Dragonflies & Astronauts, a rock theatre production developed complete with storyline, sets and characters revolving around the greatest hits of The Parlotones. The stunning show was broadcast live from The Teatro at Montecasino in 3D. All lighting equipment, in this case a VARI*LITE rig controlled by grandMA, was proudly supplied by theatre supplier, Gearhouse Splitbeam.

Aug 26, 2011 Read More

SPLITBEAM SUPPLIES DREAMGIRLS

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The international award winning Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, produced by Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management recently opened at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg. We asked Alistair Kilbee, Managing Director and workhorse from Gearhouse Splitbeam for comment on his involvement in this active, ever rotating and vibrant set. Congratulations to the entirely South African cast and technical crew who have done a tremendous job.

Jun 28, 2011 Read More

GEARHOUSE JOINS THE AFRICAN BUREAU OF CONVENTIONS

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Gearhouse South Africa announces its membership of the African Bureau of Conventions (ABC), a new Johannesburg based regional collaborative bidding facilitator for international conferences and events.

ABC was founded and is run by Janine Meyer and Sharon Peetz, both well respected and high profile individuals in the SA conference and events industry, and with whom the Gearhouse Group has enjoyed a longstanding and very successful working relationship, including the World Summit of Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002, to date the largest convention ever hosted in Africa.

Jun 28, 2011 Read More

CELEBRATING NEW AGE FRIENDSHIP AT THE T20

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Over 40,000 excited cricket fans packed the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, to see India clinch victory over the Proteas (South Africa) in Sunday's Standard Bank International Pro20 international cricket tournament, in the process, making history as the biggest crowd ever to watch a cricket match on the African continent.

Jun 24, 2011 Read More

GEARHOUSE BEATS THE CLOCK FOR AWARDS

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It seems that mega short timescales have now become almost the norm in the world of technical expectations, but to design and realise a full stadium production in less than a week is still a considerable achievement by any stretch of the imagination.

Jun 24, 2011 Read More

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