Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:06
EFS Europe was honoured to be invited to provide temporary pedestrian walkway for the 'Shrouds of the Somme' First World War commemorative event at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; 8th to 18th November.
72,396 shrouded figures all created by one man were on display, for the first and only time. Each figure represented a British Commonwealth serviceman killed at the Somme with no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. The incredible art installation was created by artist Rob Heard. For the past five years – with barely a day off - Rob has been hand-sewing calico shrouds and binding them over small figures. It has taken him 13,000 hours and around 1.6 million stitches.
BBC's Dan Show said: "This was the most remarkable First World War commemoration ever seen."
Jeremy Simpson, EFS Europe's Business Development Manager said: 'We felt very privileged to be asked to be part of this event. It was a once in a life opportunity for people to pay their respects to the fallen. To see the scale of the installation certainly brought home the devastating effects of the Great War and those who lost their lives.'
EFS Europe installed 428m x 2.8m of linear walkway around the installation using their modular flooring system, Temp-A-Path. The pedestrian walkway ran from the main marquee, around the installation, to the viewing platform, and back around the 72, 396 figures to the event exit point.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:39
Lincoln Castle's new and enchanting Christmas Emporium opened on Saturday, December 15th with a spectacular Victorian inspired light show forming the centre of this brand new event. Event Flooring Solutions Ltd was thrilled to be asked to supply its Temp-A-Path flooring system, deployed within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle.
The event, held from 15th to 22nd December, required 3600sqm of Temp-A-Path to be installed to safeguard the castle's grounds from the huge number of anticipated visitors. Temp-A-Path was selected due to its lightweight nature and the ability to install it within the confines of the medieval walls. With vehicle access being limited, it was essential that the flooring could be manoeuvred into situ by hand. Temp-A-Path was also selected due to its anti-slip properties; another essential factor given the Great British weather!
Designed to delight visitors of all ages, the event is expected to attract tens of thousands of Christmas revellers. The light show, repeated throughout the evening, is being complimented by Christmas stalls, a cosy tipi bar, locally sourced food and drink and Santa himself.
Castle Manager, Kimberley Vickers said "The event is attracting interest from as far away as Australia! It really looks set to be something very special."
Speaking about the event, EFS Europe's Business Development Manager said:
"With Temp-A-Path already used at Lincoln Christmas Market, the product had proven itself time and time again and the organisers knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall! We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful lawns. We were delighted to be asked to supply the event, which looks set to be another knock out success for the city."