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Black Friday Sale 2020

27 Nov Black Friday Sale 2020

While Stocks Last! We’ve extended our clearance sale to include some great deals for Black Friday, but stock is very limited so once it’s gone, it’s gone. Shop the Full Sale Now

21 Oct 1 Day Rigging for Aerialists Training Course

In Association with Total Training Course Overview Aerial course for teachers and studio owners. This course offers both practical and theoretical content. The course covers the basics of rigging for aerialists, including legal requirements, inspection of equipment, installation and safe working at height. Participants will obtain the benefit of training in a safe and controlled […]

21 Aug NRC Assessments to Return in October

We are glad to announce that following the successful reopening of the training centre, we will now also be running NRC assessments from the 9th October 2020.  These decisions have been made in line with the latest government and HSE advice and are subject to change. Our Decision to Re-open The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 […]

07 Jul Training Centre Reopening

3 Day Rigging Training to Recommence We’re pleased to announce the reopening of the training centre, with our first course since March running this week. Although NRC assessments are still on hold, we are now running 3 Day Rigging for the Entertainment Industry courses for members of the public at our training centre in Bolton. […]

Coronavirus Update

23 Mar Coronavirus Update

As the coronavirus crisis develops, we are constantly assessing our working practices as the safety of our employees, business partners and visitors is paramount. Our operational situation is as follows: Following government guidance, access to the UK Rigging premises has been limited. UK Rigging remain contactable via phone, skype and email. The training and assessment […]

UK Rigging – Open and Operational

18 Mar UK Rigging – Open and Operational

Corona Virus Update Although COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the events industry, UK Rigging remain open and operational. Precautionary measures have been taken in line with government guidance, therefore training and assessments will not be taking place during this time. The PPE shop remains open, online only, although some stocks are limited due […]

The Election has to fit in somewhere…

19 Nov The Election has to fit in somewhere…

Venue: BBC Broadcasting House Dates: November/December 2019 With the country focusing on the upcoming general election, UK Rigging were brought on board by a production company to supply a structure for BBC Broadcasting House. This structure had to be a perfect fit for the main broadcasting hub of BBC broadcasting house, down to the closest […]

Building on a solid foundation – Leeds and Reading BBC Radio 1 Stage

28 Aug Building on a solid foundation – Leeds and Reading BBC Radio 1 Stage

Venue: Leeds and Reading Festival Dates: August 2019 Over the course of the last 3 years UK Rigging has supplied the structure for the Radio 1 stages at Leeds and Reading festivals. Making use of UK Rigging’s new Slick GS Ground Support masts, we introduced a new design in 2017. Capable of a capacity of […]

Big and Curvy – Supporting Creative Technology and Festival Republic through the 2019 festival season

27 Aug Big and Curvy – Supporting Creative Technology and Festival Republic through the 2019 festival season

Festival organisers strive to push boundaries and increase the ‘WOW’ factor every year, so it was no surprise that the 2019 festival season was bigger and better than ever before. In response to this, Festival Republic joined forces with Creative Technology, Serious Stages and UK Rigging to create some of the largest screens ever used […]

Take That – How do you hang lights in a venue with no roof?

12 Jun Take That – How do you hang lights in a venue with no roof?

Venue: Various UK Stadiums Dates: May/June 2019 During the Take That tour in early 2019, UK Rigging were brought on board as rigging consultants to provide a bespoke solution for each stadium visited to suspend additional lighting trusses around the perimeter of the stadium roofs. After visiting 7 stadiums across the country in 4 days, […]

Rising to the Challenge of Theatre

06 Jan Rising to the Challenge of Theatre

Posted: Jan 6th 2019 Venue: Hull Truck Theatre Dates: December 2018 When UK Rigging were approached by Hull Truck Theatre to assist in their production of Oliver Twist their concept was in the process of being fleshed out and their designs finalised alongside creating an acceptable working budget. Through discussions and a site visit it […]

05 Sep Flying the flag for the European Championships in Glasgow

Venue: Various across Glasgow and Edinburgh Dates: August 2018 UK Rigging were asked to provide the rigging equipment for 7 venues across Glasgow and Edinburgh for the European Championships. With the majority of venues being ‘non-standard’ rigging venues, managing the health and safety required very careful oversight. Unusual hazards included drowning (working in 2 swimming […]

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

As the coronavirus crisis develops, we are constantly assessing our working practices as the safety of our employees, business partners and visitors is paramount.