PW-HEAD3(1)Over the last thirty years Patrick Woodroffe has created the lighting for rock stars and pop singers, actors and opera stars, ballet dancers, hip-hop performers, acrobats, aircraft carriers, Formula One racing cars, reigning monarchs and desert sheiks.

In the world of contemporary music alone he has lit shows for artists as diverse as ABBA and AC/DC, Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode and The Bee Gees, Raquel Welch, 10CC and the Rolling Stones.

He has been responsible for the lighting of many international music festivals, fashion shows, industrial presentations and ship launches. In film he has worked with Martin Scorsese on the Rolling Stones feature Shine A Light.

In addition to his work in live performance he has been responsible for many important architectural lighting schemes, including the lighting of the gardens at Highgrove House for The Prince of Wales, Prague Castle for President Havel, and The Millennium Dome in London. He conceived and lit the Lake of Dreams son-et-lumiere at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and created schemes in London at both Somerset House and the V&A Museum

Most recently he lit both the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Patrick will be sharing this extraordinary experience through excerpts from diaries he made at the time. He will explain how the process develops from conception to delivery through technical, creative and anecdotal examples, and intersperse this with lots of beautiful photography and film to include:

Rolling-Stones– Lighting for performance: a history of rock-and-roll lighting from the liquid light shows of the Sixties to the current mega-spectacles of today

– Michael Jackson’s This Is It: the fascinating story of the making of one of the greatest shows that never was

– London 2012 – the race to create the four Opening and Closing ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics

Olympics-opening-2– 50 Years of the Rolling Stones – Patrick Woodroffe tells of the thirty of these live shows he’s created for this legendary band

So join us on Thursday 24 January 2013 to get behind the scenes access to some of the biggest events of recent decades!

For more information please take a look at some of Patrick’s projects on his website:


WHERE: The Ustinov Studio, Sawclose BA1 1ET

WHEN:    Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

To book tickets please visit the Eventbrite page: Patrick Woodroffe Event