Creating the extraordinary with Mungo Dennison, NEWSUBSTANCE


The sixth lecture in the University of Westminster’s autumn Event Design Lecture Series takes place on Monday 18th November. The lecture by Mungo Denison, CEO of NEWSUBSTANCE focuses on show design. NEWSUBSTANCE is one of the most imaginative show design studios in the world, specialising in opening ceremonies, festivals installations and global band tours. The session will look at trends to amaze audiences and create memorable experiences through a combination of creativity with technical expertise.

Attendees will get an understanding of the unique technologies behind some of the most extraordinary opening ceremonies and band tours in the world as well as how architecture and engineering can be used to create WOW factors at events. The design and use of bespoke hardware and software to enhance attendee experiences will also be explored.

With over fifteen years of experience in the wider event and production environment, Mungo has overseen a number of high profile campaigns and events for a diverse range of clients from music festivals to global brands, governing bodies to high profile music artists. NEWSUBSTANCE are a multi-award winning company with awards and nominations including: Creative England Top 50 Companies, Architecture Newspaper Design Awards, Event Production Awards, Festival Suppliers Awards, Total Production Awards, Creative Disruptor Awards and The Event Awards. Project highlights include being the commissioned artists for the Coachella Festival of Music and Arts; The European Games Opening & Closing Ceremony; Mumford & Sons – Installation Design; Dubai World Cup Opening Ceremony and Frozen the Musical for Disney – Broadway.

The School of Architecture and Cities is hosting the Event Design Lecture Series on Monday evenings during the autumn term. Register for free on Eventbrite for any of the sessions: search Event Design Lecture Series or go to our sponsors website Event Tech Lab for details of all the sessions here: The initiative is also being sponsored by Protec European Events, the European arm of Protec; one of the world’s largest technical and staging solutions companies. Their palette of event production resources and geographical reach includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Register for Mungo Denison’s lecture on Monday 18th November here:

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