Central Hall Westminster has marked the 70th anniversary of the formation of the United Nations by projecting a blue light across the building.

The inaugural meeting of the UN occurred 70 years ago at Central Hall Westminster, and the venue was the only English landmark to join the global initiative.

UN Day, which celebrated the meeting, was marked on 24 October. Venues that participated by projecting the blue light included the Sydney Opera House and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Paul Southern, MD at Central Hall Westminster, commented: “We are extremely proud of the great heritage of our venue. The inaugural meeting of the UN is certainly a stand-out event in our history.”

Production solutions company White Light, which worked in-house on the venue, provided the UN-coloured lighting equipment for the celebrations.

Central Hall is also hosting the UNEARTH exhibition until 11 December, which was created by the UN Department of Public Information and the Gabarron Foundation and features photographs from the organisation’s archives.

Photo: UNA-UK