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Ceremonies

The Founder’s Memorial – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Founder’s Memorial Opening Ceremony (Technical design, direction, and production management)   Wonder Works were delighted to be approached by Nick Levitt for leading producers Done+Dusted to offer technical design and production management for a stunning ceremony revealing an art installation and gardens commemorating the centenary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed – the..

PyeongChang 2018 Ceremonies

Although Piers Shepperd (Wonder Works director) had worked on 7 Olympic Games Ceremonies since 2004, it was a privilege, as the only international consultant asked, to work as consultant technical director over four years to support and journey with a highly talented, but Olympic untested, PyeongChang Ceremonies team as they shared their story in the..

Ashgabat 2017 – AIMAG

Back in 2014 Wonder Works were delighted to be asked by Balich Worldwide Shows (BWS) to deliver technical event consultancy in the building of a new 45,000 seat stadium to host the gigantic ceremonies envisioned for Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). Wonder Works then went on to lead technical design..

Baku Islamic Solidarity Games 2017

Wonder Works were thrilled to be engaged by Betty Productions Limited, creators and producers of the Ceremonies for Baku 2017 Islamic Games, as the technical consultants. These games were special. Not only a chance to show-case the beauty and age-old culture of Azerbaijan, but also to celebrate and remind the world of the broader contribution..

Singapore National Day Parade

Technical Design and Co-ordination ​Usually it takes decades to build a city. However, ShowTex Hong Kong, had just 12 weeks to deliver a vast 44m diameter, 35 m high Sky City for the 2016 Singapore National Day Parade. Luckily there was just time to get Wonder Works involved in some creation. The key requirements for..

Rio Olympic Ceremonies 2016

Technical Consultancy & Technical Design Piers Shepperd (Wonder Works director) and the Wonder Works design team, headed by Ben O’Neill (Wonder Works design manager), were delighted to support Cerimônias Cariocas 2016 in the planning and design phases of the 2016 Rio Olympic ceremonies. Initially, Piers’ specialist stadium know-how regarding major event scheduling, budgeting and feasibility..

Veracruz Opening Ceremony

Wonder Works recently travelled down to Veracruz in Mexico to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Central American and Caribbean Games. The show was an amazing collaboration between international and Mexican excellence to deliver a production that put it on a level with Olympic Ceremonies. It was well rehearsed, cohesive and most importantly emotional. The..

London 2012

Piers Shepperd worked as Technical Director for London 2012 Ceremonies. Piers started working as a consultant with the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (LOGOC) in 2006, helping the architects and engineers ensure that the Stadium was designed for the Ceremonies requirements and instigated a large Capital Works program including the cable net used to fly..

Glasgow 2014 Handover Ceremony

Piers Shepperd worked as Technical Director for the Glasgow 2014 Handover Ceremony. Piers worked with Designers Mark Fisher and Jeremy Lloyd to deliver the centrepiece to the performance – a 17m high and 30.5m long inflatable replica of the Clyde Auditorium, affectionately known as the “Armadillo”. The replica “Armadillo” is made out of 4,500 square..