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The Eucharistic Congress was a wonderful experience and a remarkable journey, which we undertook together. Here at IEC2012, we have spent the last couple of months coming down to earth after the Congress and closing the office as our job is now finished. In looking back over the journey of the past few years, we are conscious of the very many people who contributed to making the Congress a success. I have to say that the contribution made by Arcana was enormous. After going through a rigorous tender process the Special Events Committee selected Arcana to become the partner to IEC2012 for the design and delivery of the opening and closing ceremonies leading into the Liturgies for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.
The planning process was long and required a total emersion into the organisation of the key Arcana staff most specifically Hillary Kavanagh. Because of the nature of this event there were many stake holders and Hillary had to attend many meetings and work with people from different backgrounds. This included working with many professional companies, state organisations, liturgy teams, church music directors and many volunteers. From the first day it was evident to me that the Arcana team understood what we wanted to achieve and worked to provide the production that had to support the wonderful celebration of the Eucharistic each day. While the creative ideas were developed the budget for the events reduced and this challenged Arcana in so many ways. I always felt that the approach to these challenges were creative, professional, helpful, and above all focused on the brief. Arcana produced and delivered two wonderful events for the IEC2012 that captured every element of the brief given. They also provided the services required for the Youth Space which had a program running for 6 days and the Eucharistic Procession on one evening attended by over 15,000 pilgrims. We are still receiving emails from pilgrims who attended or from people who watched live on TV in Ireland or around the world complementing the productions.
While producing the opening and closing ceremonies Arcana also supported all logistic needs for the Arena in the RDS for 7 days attended by 15,000 each day and all logistics for Croke Park for over 65,000 people. They project managed the many contractors who supplied all aspects of the stage, pitch, sound, light, musicians and performers requirements. Working with Arcana resulted in significant cost savings without compromising on the end result. I would have no hesitation recommending Arcana for any work in the future.Anne Griffin