Ready, Steady, Light At Rose Bruford College, London

Professional lighting firms and training programs from throughout the UK gathered at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance on 18th March for the 12th annual Ready, Steady, Light competition (RSL). Teams in RSL are given the same lighting equipment to illuminate specific outdoor areas on the college’s verdant campus. A team of lighting design students from Rose Bruford College and two teams from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture participated alongside contestants from well-established professional practices.

The judging panel was comprised of lighting professionals from the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the technical lighting supplier White Light and the lighting staff from London’s Royal National Theatre. Kevin Theobald, IALD, represented IALD as a judge, along with Marsha Turner, IALD CEO. This years winners were:

  • Future Designs – SLL Technical Award
  • WSP – IALD Creative Award
  • Bartlett School of Architecture Team A – Peer Award)

On the previous Saturday, 15 March, Rose Bruford held the second annual Junior Ready, Steady, Light, where teams of young people competed with the same rules as the professional competitors. Six schools and further education colleges competed in this year’s event; BTEC students from City College Norwich won the day, and will be given the opportunity to light the National Theatre building on London’s Southbank. The runner-up of the Junior RSL competition was Eltham College.

Ready, Steady, Light is made possible by a sponsorship from the Society of Light and Lighting and Phillips UK. Thanks also go to LEE Filters, PLASA and the National Theatre for their donations to the Junior RSL. For more information on RSL, contact Professor Michael Earley.

30 Mar