May The Fourth Afterparty

The Raw Materials

Space for a Better World hosted three days of events in London which saw astronauts from around the globe congregate in the capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 Mission.

Following a Gala hosted by Professor Brian Cox at the Science Museum, the organisers hosted the May The Fourth Afterparty at The Steel Yard on international Star Wars Day, May 4th.


Into The Melting Pot

The event was at tended by over 300 guests including astronauts Nicole Stott, Dr. Sian Proctor and Hayley Arceneaux; influencers from the space community and VIPs from the previous day’s gala. The fancy dress theme was truly embraced, seeing guests arrive as Yoda, Rey Skywalker, Jedi's and Darth Vader. An out of this world audio and visual production was delivered by The Steel Yard’s production team, utilising its versatile in-house lighting rig and ceiling mounted projectors to display themed and branded visuals around the tunnels.

Guests entered through the main entrance and went straight down into the main bar. Mirror balls were rigged from the ceiling and haze and smoke machines added further intrigue and space-style theming. The evening’s entertainment included live acoustic music from one of the astronauts on the main stage, before a DJ set from Zen Freeman. The Steel Yard’s audio set upmade it easy to seamlessly switch between the two differing music styles.


The Riveting Solution

“We chose The Steel Yard as the final venue for our series of events as its central location made it easy for international guests to travel between venues. It holds a great legacy in the London club scene whilst also offering a blank canvas space that we could brand, making it perfectly suited to all our requirements.

“The production team were great to work with and the venue was well equipped with all the production elements we needed so we didn’t need to bring in any additional technical support, or hire and fixtures.

“The fact that we could so easily change the atmosphere throughout the evening, from welcome drinks to live music and a DJ party set without physically needing to move people around the space was ideal.”

Christina Korp, Founder of SPACE for a Better World