LONDON, UK | January 12, 2015: Live event and experience agency, innovision, is proud to have played a key role in yesterday’s (11 January) projections in Trafalgar Square in a show of solidarity with Parisians following the recent atrocities in the French Capital.
Engaged with just 48 hours’ notice by the Mayor’s Office, innovision worked with its trusted suppliers, LCI Productions and Showsec, to project the colours of the French Tricolore onto one of London’s major landmarks, The National Gallery, in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks.
Hundreds of people gathered at a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ rally in Trafalgar Square in a display of unity following last week’s attacks and the crowds cheered as The National Gallery was illuminated in blue, white and red.
innovision Founder and Managing Director, Claudia Douglass, said: “The opportunity to show solidarity through our work and our networks is a rare one in our industry, so I was extremely proud to be asked to support the activities in London on Sunday night. The crowd gathering for the vigil on Trafalgar Square were visibly moved once the projections went live; it was a very emotional experience. Thanks to everyone involved”.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said: “Londoners have been appalled by the distressing scenes in France this week and it is important that we paid tribute to the victims of these attacks, as well as demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Paris. Lighting of the National Gallery was an incredible example of London’s response to the events in Paris. Joining together in opposition to the ideology of hatred and bigotry sends the clearest possible message – one of freedom, one of expression and one of resolution. Nous sommes Charlie.”
Image credits: LCI Productions