National Trust – Ignite

Ignite shows at both Gibside and Kingston Lacy provide an evening trail of lights, fantasy and fire.

National Trust this year for the first time partnered with industry specialists, Sony Music, to create Ignite at the spectacular grounds of both Kingston Lacy in Dorset and Gibside in Newcastle Upon Tyne  – delivering an illuminated trail to  showcase the garden and parkland, in a magical, new and immersive way never seen before.

As twilight falls the magic begins. Expect the unexpected as you glimpse fairies in the Fernery, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow all within an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and beside stately majestic trees from one amazing space to another. Within this fiery interpretation of stars and spheres, illuminated flora and fantasy, there are moments of reflection and playful discovery set to a soundscape that will inspire and intrigue.

This  hour-long discovery trail was especially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy.


In order to deliver this unique outdoor spectacle. ArtAV were tasked with the design and production of both bespoke power, light and audio solutions for the event that could meet the rigorous demands of a nightly outdoor show to run in all weather conditions. 

In order to power the exhibitions, a custom, water resistant, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery solution was designed and built. Housed in waterproof transportable cases, these plug-and-play solutions provided discrete and silent power, negating the need for noisy generators while allowing visitors to enjoy each light sculpture and accompanying soundtrack as intended.

We also designed and built unique waterproof audio DAC speaker controller systems to power a range of Monitor audio speakers placed discreetly around each trail, providing the atmospheric soundtrack to accompany the sculpture trail.  Bespoke LED par lighting ws also designed and supplied to each venue by ArtAV.

The shows proved to be a huge success, despite the challenges of implementing a Covid-19 safe event, with the fully booked up nightly events throughout the festive season.


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