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.
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.
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