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Rob Halliday’s excellent account of the National Youth Theatre’s first 60 years takes centre stage in this issue, underlining the huge contribution that this organisation has made to the UK’s event production industry over all those decades.

The NYT feature adds a suitably retrospective note to this issue, which is my last. I’m hanging up my editor’s hat and heading off to try something new. Having worked with me on LSi for the past decade or so, Claire Beeson is now readying herself for the burden of being able to do exactly what she likes with it. I think she’s going to enjoy it. I hope to still be seeing many of you around in my new life, but until then, thanks to you all for reading LSi.

Thanks also to the writers whose contributions to LSi continue to give the magazine its strength and depth - to Steve Moles, Rob Halliday, Phil Ward, James Eade, Mike Wood, Julie Harper, Simon Allen, Roland Hemming, Richard Cadena, Chris Henry, that lovely bloke who writes Rigging Call, and many others.

Finally, thanks and good luck to all my PLASA colleagues, past and current, and a very special thank you to the multi-talented Sonja Walker, our own production manager and behind-the-scenes dynamo, who makes it all look so good for the audience.



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60 Years of Youth

The National Youth Theatre has inspired generations of talent, on stage and off. Rob Halliday celebrates his alma mater . . .

Tech: Cadac CDC Seven

Sound engineer Simon Allen gets to grips with Cadac’s latest digital live sound console . . .

Air Necessities

Phil Ward peers into the digital future of wireless microphones . . .

Regulars

Margie Heymann talks to Italian lighting designer Alessandro Carletti

MA Lighting VPU, by Richard Cadena

LSi talks to rising star Ed Bazys

The Shend Interrogates Mark Richards

Get Off Of My Cloud, Phil Ward speaks volumes

Checking Competence

Sherlock’s Piped Music

Phil Ward finds a new generation of affordable sound design at Tussauds . . .

Philips unveils a beautiful beast

After private previews at LDI, Philips introduced its VL6000 Beam to the UK market at the premises of Richard Martin Lighting in west London in January. Lee Baldock went along . . .

Review: PLASA Focus Glasgow

PLASA’s ever-popular Focus trade show returned to Glasgow’s SECC this January for two days of networking, product showcases, seminars and more. Claire Beeson reports . . .

Shermann’s Permits

Phil Ward celebrates the revival of a venerable British speaker brand . . .

Illuminating York: Light Masonry

Part of the Illuminating York event, York Minster was the setting and the inspiration for a striking light art installation by Jason Bruges Studio . . .


NEXT ISSUE: Tech Trail: Festival Sound • Theatre: The Tempest at the RSC • Show Preview: Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt • Company Profile: Hawthorn at 30 • Show Review: ISE, Amsterdam • Audio: ASD’s Winter School

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