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Welcome to the website of British lighting designer Durham Marenghi who has created the lighting design for a wide variety of theatre, opera, dance, trade, heritage, concert, live event and television productions worldwide. 
Recent work includes the New Year's Eve Light and Fireworks event at the London Eye and Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, work last year included the Tour de France 'Le Grand Depart' Opening Ceremony and team presentation in Leeds, 'Dancing on Ice - The Tour' and the lighting for the Winter Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.
In June 2002 Durham designed the lighting for the much acclaimed Queen's Golden Jubilee Light and Fireworks Extravaganza performed at Buckingham Palace and was delighted to have returned in 2012 as lighting designer for The Diamond Jubilee Concert. Described by the Times as 'a Triumph of Illumination' the concert, produced by the BBC, was one of the most spectacular shows ever staged in the UK. Durham and his lighting team were awarded a Royal Television Society Craft and Design Award for multi camera lighting and nominated for a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Entertainment Craft Team.

Watch highlights at The Diamond Jubilee Concert

Durham designed the lighting for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Turin 2006 thus becoming the first British Lighting Designer to have illuminated an Olympic event, the ceremonies were broadcast to two Billion viewers; Durham also illuminated the London 2012 Handover at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Winter Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Sochi 2014.

Other notable lighting designs include the New Year's Eve Light and Fireworks Show from the London Eye since 2004; Dancing On Ice - The Tour; the Royal Opening of London St Pancras Station; the naming ceremonies of the Ventura, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria luxury liners; a lighting extravaganza at The Pyramids in Giza  which was nominated for a Middle Eastern Lighting Design Award; the 70th Birthday party of the Cinecitta Film Studios in Rome; 'Classical Spectacular' at the Royal Albert Hall London and Arenas in Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom; the tour of 'Diamonds' for Holiday on Ice; the Royal Opening Ceremony of the Aspire Sports Complex in Doha, the inauguration of the Donbass Arena and the 75th Anniversary of Shakhtar FC in Donetsk, Ukraine and the Opening Ceremony of the headquarters of the Olympic Council of Asia in Kuwait.

In 2006 Durham Marenghi received an International Illumination Design Award of Excellence from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America for the interior speciality lighting of the Space Centre, Bremen at that time the largest indoor theme park in Europe. Durham also specialises in the art of Virtual Lighting Design creating rendered presentation images of architectural and theatre lighting designs in a virtual world. 

In 2013 Durham was awarded Lighting Designer of the Year at the TPi Awards in London. Durham is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Association of Lighting Designers, the Society of Television Lighting and Design, the Society of British Theatre Designers and Equity and is an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College.

This website has been created by Durham and was last updated on the 12th of May 2015.

Previous lighting designs include 'Saturday Night Fever' at the Musical Dom in Cologne and the 2003/4 UK tour; 'The Classical Brit Awards 2000' broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London; 'THE WALL' in Berlin 1990, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration from the Royal Albert Hall; the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony broadcast worldwide; the World Student Games in Sheffield; Ice Shows in Britain, Canada and the USA; 'Red Square Invites' from Moscow; 'Standing Stone' and 'Working Classical' for Sir Paul McCartney; Operas for Britain's National Opera Companies and Plays, Musicals and Dance productions staged over the last thirty years in London's West End. Durham also creates theatrical lighting design for Architecture, discover more at www.lumitect.com


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To contact Durham please send an e-mail to mail@durhamld.com