11 July 2012: Silo D

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On Saturday 30th June we presented Silo D, an exclusive show for Paradise Gardens Festival, at London’s Pleasure Gardens.
Silo D was a spectacular pyrotechnic display and theatrical performance that animated and celebrated the architecture of a unique piece of London’s industrial heritage and explored the history of the Silvertown site.

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The show was inspired by and explored the traumatic event that happened on the site in 1917 when a TNT factory exploded, tragically killing 73 people and filling the sky with burning grain, at once both beautiful and terrifying.

Some audience thoughts:

Ellie Robinson ‏@EllieCRobinson
“amazing launch of @PleasureGardens last night! ‪#silod‬ fireworks were awesome”.

Teeny Tiny ‏@teenytinyleanne
“#siloD‬ fireworks were amazing @PleasureGardens tonight! ‪#paradisegardens‬ A huge piece of ‪#london‬ history I never knew”.

Newham London ‏@NewhamLondon
“Fantastic fireworks from @Theworldfamous1 at London’s PleasureGardens last night. ‪#SiloD‬”.

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Silo D Credits
Director: Mike Roberts
Pyro Design: Maria Hingerty
Performance Director & Performer: Pippa Bailey
Movement Director & Performer: Gabrielle Moleta
Sound Design: Thor McIntyre-Burnie
Lighting Design: Douglas Green
Production Manager: Francis Watson
Solo Performer: Magdelene Mills

A huge thanks to all our extremely hardworking crew:
Alex Saunders
Brian Thunder
Cara Smyth
Liz O’Byrne
Mathew Nicholls
Paul Bryce
& Sally Langford

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Silo D was created in partnership with Central School of Speech & Drama and we would also like to thank all of our wonderful volunteer performers and lighting & pyrotechnics crew who helped to deliver this amazing show.

Volunteer Performers:
Alex Johnson
Cecilia Segar
Evelyn Lockley
Laura-Jean Ross
Maria Bressler
Sara Alexopoulou
And Siu-See Hong

Pyrotechnics Team:
Carrie Lonsdale & Hannah Selby

Douglas Green’s lighting team:
Alan Fotheringham
Alfie Maroney O’Brien
Alex Hopkins
James Adkins
Martin McLachlan
Matt Peers
Max Spielbichler
Nathan Long
Tom Robson

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Photograph Credits:

Doug Southall & Rob Youngson