VARIOUS buildings across the town will be lit up in red tomorrow evening (August 11) to show the "danger" the events industry is in due to the pandemic.

Organiser of the event Joe Nallon runs a small sound and lighting hire company in Reading called the The Complicated Strings Company, where he provides equipment for bands, weddings and corporate events.

He is planning the 'Light It In Red' event, alongside Martin Dudley who also works in events, to show the "danger" the industry is in due to the current climate.

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Between 9pm and 9:30pm tomorrow evening Mr Dudley's industrial unit - which is close to the festival site - will be lit in up in red.

Likewise, Mr Nallon said the Hexagon and South Street Arts Centre have agreed to light their buildings up in red too.

The 'Light It In Red' campaign forms part of a wider initiative called We Make Events which has spread across Europe and the UK to show support for the industry.

Rallies are due to take place across London, Cardiff and Manchester tomorrow and Mr Nallon wanted to do something similar closer to home.

Mr Nallon runs his business by himself and as such has no staff.

Speaking of the impact the pandemic has had, he said: "My diary emptied overnight."

He added it was "like a light switch - everything just went off."

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Weddings and events he had planned to work have been cancelled or postponed and whilst the odd job has come in, he said "it’s not enough to pay bills".

Mr Nallon said there is still no indication when indoor events can restart and "many companies large and small are struggling".

He hopes this movement will raise awareness that the "industry is really under threat" and gain support and recognition from the government to help save their jobs.

The event at Mr Dudley's warehouse is by invitation only due to Covid-19 restrictions and will see friends and colleagues in the events industry gather.