Event Sparks - In the beginning 

Panto – on NO it didn’t, at the age of 12, company director Chives Farrence was involved backstage at the local panto “back in the day” it didn’t take long before he became part of the back stage team. Over the years Chives took part in many roles including, stage crew, working in the flies, Lighting and Pyro.

Chives family have been involved for generations in both the pantomime but also with Electrics. At the time of choosing what to do at college, electrics was the last thing but with the lighting bug within him, Performing Arts became the path, technical was the calling, when asked what specialty he would like to follow, the answer was lighting, the response was well you will need to do an electricians course too then!

So whilst at college Chives completed a City & Guild course in 236 Electrical Installation together with 181 Theatre & Entertainments Electrician, on top of the BND in Performing Arts, this lead me to spending time working on Starlight Express in the West End, before returning to the Redgrave theatre and the Bristol Old Vic theatre, while spending a year at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School with my old Stage manager Brian Buttle from the Bridgwater Panto’s years before.

After leaving the “Old Vic” live entertainment was firmly in the blood and “Chives Power & Light” kept me busy for many years, I have worked within a few companies and had the pleasure of working on some high profile gigs including “The UK Music Hall of Fame” in 2006 and the “Long Drive World Series” in 2017 providing power to a live Sky Network broadcast, the focus changed from lighting and move more into heavy power as the discipline, but in late 2018 Event Sparks was formed with an ambition of being hands on and out the office as much as possible but still keeping control, this means that every event weather a wedding or a festival gets my attention, my family love to be with me at events when suitable and maybe one day they may take the lead, for now (at the next 10 years) I’m still Master Chief and love working with our crew and clients.      

Who is Who?

Chives Farrence
Company Director 
Chives@eventsparks.co.uk

Daniel Yeoman 
Sales Representative
 
dan@eventsparks.co.uk

Jo Hole 
Sales Representative 
jo.hole@eventsparks.co.uk

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