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Magical Christmas images for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

A highly engaging light spectacular show due to take place in Horsham throughout December is the result of a year of hard work by a local video, animation and film business with an international reach.

RMV Productions, based in the Bishopric, have been helping with the creation of the Year of Culture since its launch in January and now the local company is intrinsic in the creation of Light Up Horsham, the jewel in the Year of Culture crown.

Light Up Horsham, a light spectacular sponsored by Wakefield’s Jewellers and organised by Horsham District Council, is due to take place from Saturday 30 November until Tuesday 31 December featuring a 10-minute projected show which will be focused on the front of Bill’s Restaurant, the Old Town Hall, in the Market Square of Horsham Town Centre.

The show will take place every 15 minutes, from 4pm until 8pm throughout December and will be a celebration of the Year of Culture, with a huge dose of festive cheer sprinkled on top.

RMV Productions are the creative wizards magicking up the animation which will be projected onto the front of Bill’s. With massive events such as the X-Factor Live Tour and Capital Radio’s ‘Jingle Bell Ball’ and ‘Summertime Ball’ under their belt, they’re well equipped with the right skills to wow audiences this Christmas.

The team have been working on the content for the projections for several months, collecting videos and photos of Year of Culture events, as well as recreating Horsham Old Town Hall in 3D and designing bespoke festive animation, which will turn Horsham’s Market Square into a festive wonderland.

Commenting on the involvement of RMV Productions, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathan Chowen said:

“One of the aims of the Year of Culture celebrations is to highlight and support all aspects of local culture and the many talents of local people and businesses.

“I am delighted that we have been able to tap into the creative talents of RMV Productions and at the same time be supporting our local economy.

“This engaging light show is a first for Horsham and will be a fitting tribute and finale to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 celebrations. Don’t miss it!”

Pete Reeve, Creative Director at RMV Productions, said:

“I am really pleased to have overseen this project for the Year of Culture. I think it’s great that Horsham District Council have supported arts and culture with the huge range of events this year.

“Projection-mapping production on this scale is usually seen in larger towns and cities, so to be able to use our creative talent to bring something like this to Horsham is something I’m very proud of.”

Owner of RMV Productions, Roger Reeve, added:

“We’ve worked hard to build a creative agency here in Horsham. We believe that creative industry and digital media can absolutely thrive outside of the obvious hubs like London or Brighton. Especially when it’s given support from our local authority.”

Follow #LightUpHorsham for updates on the project, and @HDCulture2019 on all social media for information on this, and other events taking place in the rest of the year.

For media queries please email press@horsham.go.uk

By Gavin Hewins | Nov. 8, 2019, 9:45 p.m.