Case Studies

The Temple Stage at Parklife 2014

For Parklife this year, The Warehouse Project  wanted to make a statement and asked Designer Paul Atkinson to design something special for their 20,000 capacity outdoor dance arena. His concept was centred on a space-age Mayan temple that had been discovered in Heaton Park. The feel of the design was industrial jungle meets space invaders. Known for our inventive, solution finding approach, NoNonsense was asked to bring the design to life.

 


 

ArtAngel Spectra Installation

After eight months of planning, a jaw-dropping pillar of light shot into the London sky on Monday 4 August 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the first world war. As darkness fell and the lights went out in businesses and households across Britain in remembrance of those lost, a huge pillar of white light, measuring 15km,  pierced the night sky above London, its brightness so intense that it could be seen over 12 miles away.

 


 

Bristol Summer Series

The summer of 2014 saw Metropolis Music launch the first new event to be held at Bristol’s harbour side for 10 years. The 2 day event played host to Paulo Nutini and The Pogues, both of whom attracted large crowds to the historic site.

 


 

Rock Against Cancer 2014

NoNonsense was delighted to be invited back to the small village of All Cannings, Wiltshire for a second year to support the industry-led Rock Against Cancer event in the field next to one of the finest pubs in the UK, the Kings Arms. This idyllic village plays host once a year to rock stars raising money to fight cancer. This unique event sees the pub become the production office and backstage catering area, whilst the brewery sets up a huge beer tent in the ground for the public.

 


 

NoNonsense helps Andrea Bocelli perform in Armenia

Internationally acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed at Liberty Square in Yerevan as part of Armenia’s celebration as World Book Capital 2012.  As a suitable stage was unavailable in the region, Bocelli’s management team contacted NoNonsense to provide the stage and ancillary structures for this prestigious event.

 


 

London 2012 Olympic Games Ceremonies

Director Steve Richards was asked to take on the role of Senior Field of Play Production Manager for the London 2012 Ceremonies. In addition to ensuring the various staging elements of the four ceremonies were built correctly and safely, he was also responsible for the logistics of clearing the Olympic Stadium after each opening ceremony in order for it to be ready to host the athletics elements of the Games.

 


 

Making sure Elton John is ‘Still Standing’ on his 40th Anniversary Tour

As part of his 2012 UK tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rocket Man, Elton John was playing 5 outdoor shows including Taunton and Falkirk. NoNonsense provided the 55m x 21m stages including PA wing and video supports.

 


 

Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games

To coincide with London hosting the Olympic Games, the 2012 School Games were held in London and used several of the Olympic Venues prior to the Games taking place as the final test events.

NoNonsense worked closely with Fast Track to  supply temporary overlay solutions, site management at ExCeL, catering consultancy and venue management at the Aquatics Venue on the Olympic Park.