Avolites join PRG to bolster support for the Technical Theatre Arts course at The Brit School.
Story Published: 14th Nov 2011
Avolites have leant a helping hand to The Brit School, Croydon, by equipping their training facilities with a Tiger Touch and Titan Mobile, serving to nurture emerging lighting talent. The promise of further support also comes from the offer to work alongside tutors to build a programme of training in the near future. This would be held at the Brit School site for pupils studying the Technical Theatre course
Steve Warren, Sales Director for Avolites says, “The intention is that students will benefit from familiarising themselves with industry standard equipment. Laying those foundations with a renowned industry supplier, such as Avolites, means the professionals of tomorrow will have the appropriate experience as they embark on their lighting careers.”
Martin Locket, CEO of Production Resource Group UK has been involved with the BRIT School Technical Theatre Arts course for many years. “PRG sponsor the course by providing equipment to the school and get actively involved in the students’ development. Many graduates from the course now work for PRG or alongside us in many ways. I am particularly glad to have introduced Steve Warren to the school and that he and the Avo team are so enthusiastic to get involved on many levels. The students have had access to a theatre stack desk but were desperately lacking in something more appropriate for live music. The Tiger Touch and Titan Mobile will provide this for them and the overall package of hardware and training from Avo will benefit them greatly and complement the support that PRG are providing.”
Guy Lovegrove, Production Manager at The Brit School, comments, “The nature of the course here at BRIT is such that the Technical Theatre Arts students are required to work to as near professional standards as possible. The staff they work with are industry based, helping to ensure that these standards are met.
Having the support of companies such as Avolites, along with the unique backing of the BRIT Trust enables us to give students a real hands on experience of current industry standard equipment. The training and work placements offered to our students from companies like Avolites really do help to maintain our unique position as a training institution that can produce students who not only attain a good qualification, but are able, where appropriate, to move straight into the professional world.
We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Avolites further; taking advantage of the professional training opportunities they are offering our students, through seminars here at BRIT and onsite placements at Avolites.”
The first use of the new control consoles took place at this years 20th anniversary concert at Brit with PRG’s Luke Jackson in charge of lighting design and operation.