Creative production company Eclipse celebrates raising £2m for BBC Children in Need with The Chris Evans Breakfast Show at the charity event Dine & Disco.

The event took place on Saturday 16 June in the grounds of luxury five-star Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen. Eclipse was tasked to curate, design and manage production on the event which perfectly framed the range of activities on hand for event goers to immerse themselves in. Attendees took part in a host of country pursuits, indulged in food prepared by celebrity chefs and enjoyed live music from Take That and The Feeling as well as a surprise performance by Kylie Minogue.

Eclipse, who has produced the event for free since it started in 2008, worked to a tight production deadline managing in-the-know confidentiality to turnaround the show-stopping occasion.

While the team delivered the world-class entertainment on stage, elsewhere at the event dynamic lighting design and special effects were deployed to showcase Michelin-starred chef and celebrity Tom Kerridge, restaurateur and television personality Atul Kochhar and Chewton Glen’s Luke Matthews amongst others prepare a selection of mouth-watering dishes.

Eclipse ran with the brief creating funky special effects to set the ambience for event goers in the Tattinger Champagne reception tent and outdoor bar areas.

Eclipse managing director Robin Purslow said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with the Chris Evans Breakfast Show Dine & Disco event for the BBC Children in Need. Creative production and innovative delivery are at the heart of what we do; providing the ideas, tools and know-how to execute a seamless and successful event. We love a brief like this one, finding the creative technical solutions to transform a venue to whatever you imagine it to be!”

What they say

"It was a pleasure to work with Eclipse again on Dine & Disco and help raise £2m for Children in Need. Using their creative prowess, industry-leading lighting and sound equipment, and building world-class staging, Eclipse's professional and experienced team transformed our beautiful grounds at Chewton Glen into a spectacular event space. The Eclipse team pulled out all the stops to manage the stage, while helping to create the perfect backdrop in our walled garden for them to enjoy mouth-watering dishes prepared by some of the UK's top chefs."

— Katie, Regional Sales and Central Events Director at Chewton Glen