Blue Skies at Night in Support of Frontline Workers

Dan Ridd and Steven Haynes of Clearsound Productions in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, UK … positioned eight Robe MegaPointes on the roof of their warehouse –and beamed them around the town and up into the night sky, creating a unique piece of light art to connect the local community and show support for the incredible efforts of […]

DWR in lockdown

Over the past two weeks, we have entered into completely uncharted territory as individuals as an industry and as citizens of a global community. The South African government has taken up the call to become a part the most ambitious and courageous global effort to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus that is causing […]

Your Family are your life raft

  As I slowly come to grips with the sudden reality flip that we have all experienced over the past few days, I find myself vacillating between crippling fear, stoic calm, denial, anger, optimism and then back to crippling anxiety. I am craving the company of my amazing work family at DWR. I miss my […]

Ethan Benjamin in the spotlight with MA3 at RAMfest 2020

Just days before the global emergency that the Coronavirus pandemic reached South African shores, causing a national shut-down on all public events, thousands of fans gathered at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria to celebrate the 2020 edition of RAMfest, South Africa’s premier music festival for all things alternative. This years’ line up included some of […]

MA Timecode Competition

It is a pleasure for DWR to announce the GrandMA2 onPC Timecode Competition where you stand a chance of winning a grandMA2 onPC 4port Node 1K. The DWR lighting design competition is aimed at keeping our industry’s finest lighting designers busy during the lockdown period. Take your skills into the virtual world of MA3D. Upon […]

A message of hope from DWR

When Duncan Riley established DWR Distribution from a tiny office in his home in 2006, he and his wife, Sherryn decided to do something different. Abandoning the security of a salaried job, Duncan set out to build on an idea – that the people, not the gear, makes our industry special. It’s all about the […]

Lighting The Sky for Heroes

Two nights ago – Sunday 22nd March – for half an hour, a number of Benelux lighting rental companies and individuals – in fact anyone with access to a light – were invited to point it upwards and #LightTheSky in support of all the key workers, heroes and heroines on the frontline of fighting the […]

TPSA holds industry meeting on effects of the Covid-19 prevention measures on the industry

On Wednesday the 18th of March, the Technical Production and Services Association (TPSA) hosted a meeting at the Bryanston Country Club to discuss the way forward for the live events industry in the wake of recent COVID-19 containment measures imposed by the South African Government. These include an assortment of travel restrictions and, most critically, a […]


When life gives you lemons – go on a cooking course and learn how to make lemon souffle! While the current Covid-19 pandemic has put the eventing industry on ice for the next few weeks, the DWR Distribution training department would like to invite you to take this opportunity to upskill your staff. As we […]


First created in 1943, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a semi-annual gathering of renowned and emerging fashion designers seeking to unveil their latest collections to buyers and media members from around the world. As a featured participant in the highly anticipated event, the Australian clothing brand ZIMMERMANN, led by designer Nicky Zimmermann, enlisted the […]