International Anthony Burgess Foundation, UK

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J&C Joel provided a number of black Wool Serge drapes for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), an independent charity championing the work of the internationally acclaimed Manchester-born author.

The IABF occupies the Engine House in Manchester and preserves and promotes Anthony Burgess’s work. The foundation’s reading room offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Anthony Burgess’s novels such as; A Clockwork Orange and The Right to an Answer, as well as, his own original first editions of classic works by James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence.

The IABF approached J&C Joel for a solution to light and sound issues caused by the large windows in the Engine House’s performance space. J&C Joel manufactured blackout curtains to mask the performance space’s high-level windows using black Orion (OR021), a 96% blackout fabric.

Due to the height of these windows, the blackout curtains were mounted on motorised curtain tracks that are operated using a remote control.

Black Wool Serge 565 (WS090) curtains lined with red Sateen were hung from 2 Way Walkalong Track over the performance space’s entrances to mask the doorways and at the same time reduce sound reverberation within the room.