The Order Of Malta Volunteers

The Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) are a Charity consisting of young people, all under 30, giving people with disabilities opportunities and experiences away from their day to day lives.They hold a summer camp each year and this year it was held in the UK. Maltacamp 2018
Madhen Productions have over the last four years supplied all of the technical elements at The White Knights Annual Ball which is a fundraising event raising money to support the OMV International Holiday Camp. An amazing event bringing together 500 young disabled people from across the globe and volunteer carers for a week of fun and activities including kayaking, horse riding, flying in light aircraft, SCUBA diving and indoor sky diving. The volunteers are on hand 24 hours a day to care for the guests.

Party Party

Of course after an energetic day of vigorous pursuits what would anyone want to do? Party of course. The event has a large venue set up for disco and live bands and Madhen Productions were proud to supply the technical infrastructure for the venue including generators, power distribution, staging, lighting, video playback and a hi-res video wall as well as PA for both the venue and the outdoor firework display. If you want real specifics and numbers you can find those at the end of this blog
The stage was 32ft by 30ft with an access ramp at the front for wheelchairs which was well used by the amazing crowd every night. The bands included The Secret Show Band and Like The Beatles with enthuthastic stage invasions being standard procedure. The atmosphere was outrageous.

Madhen Productions

From Madhen Production’s perspective this was a genuinely exhilarating and amazing event. We were extremely privileged and honoured to be such an integral part of the entertainment and wanted to express how important the work the OMV does with regards to offering experiences to disabled folk from across the world which would otherwise be logistically extremely difficult. As well as the entertainment venue there was a fairground with food stalls. The whole event was held at Treloar College in Hampshire, including accommodation for everyone, which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas.
Please take the time to take a look at The Order Of Malta Volunteers and support them in any way you can.

Technical Talk

Now for those of you not interested in the technical aspects of the proceedings I’d advise you to head to the OMV website, read another of our blogs or settle down with a cup of tea and a decent movie…. For those of you who relish the tech details buckle up because here we go. We installed:
2 x 100 KVA Generators each with a 2000 litre diesel bowser as well as all the associated power distribution for the whole venue.
A D&B Q line array PA system, a Soundcraft SI32 Performer 3, microphones and cabling and 8 Turbosound TMW 12 wedges running from Camco vortex amps for on stage monitoring for the bands.
Lighting consisted of 16 Martin MH1 spots, 12 Martin MH6 Washes, 8 Rush LED pars, 2 TourHazers and a Camsys MQ console
The video wall was Roe P4 black face HD with content running on an Aolite Media Server via a bespoke switching system and NovaStar video wall sender.
32x30ft of decking with hand rails, ramps and treads.
We also supplied 2 Pioneer CDJ2000 nexus2 CD decks and 1 Pioneer DJM900 nexus2 mixer as well as 7 crew over the week to install and run it all.

There you go, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Everything supplied was from our own extensive stock so get in touch if there is anything technical we can help you with. And don’t forget to check out the Order Of Malta Volunteers website.