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Terrorism Threat Level Raised

Following the attack in Manchester this week, the Security Industry Authority have released the following statement:

The independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has raised the threat level for international terrorism in the UK to CRITICAL. This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related trust your instincts and call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321

Energy Revolution- Join the festival movement for change

Energy Revolution is a festival industry collaboration that turns your fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. Together we can turn millions of miles of travel into clean energy and turn a problem into a solution. Donate when you buy your festival ticket and let’s keep the party going forever.

As festival ticket sales are well underway for this year we hope this video will help encourage more people to donate to turn their festival travel miles into renewable energy in 2017.

The White Book 2017 - the go-to-guide to the live events industry

The White Book contains every event resource in one place, which is why it has been the go-to-guide to the live events industry for more than 30 years. 
 
In both print and online, The White Book features full postal addresses, phone numbers and websites for event production services and equipment as well as listing venues in a logical, easy-to-navigate format.
 
So whether you are looking for wifi services, trailers or recording studios, The White Book 2017 should be your first point of call.
 

General Election 2017: Is your candidate For The Arts?

National Campaign for the Arts has produced a prompt sheet which suggests three questions to ask your Parliamentary candidates, to gauge how knowledgeable and committed they are to issues facing the arts in the UK.

As their Chair, Samuel West, says, “The National Campaign for the Arts is fully focused on enabling arts audiences and participants to better understand and advocate for the vital role public funding plays in making the UK a world leader in arts and culture.

Crackdown on ticket touts

Professor Waterson is heard at last!  Crackdown on ticket touts as the government ban bulk buying and re-selling has at last happened.  The work of Professor Waterson and colleagues at UK Music has finally come home. The Guardian published the following report:

Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk

Potential festival venue in London

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have been in contact with the AFO office and they say:
 
"Are you looking for a new outdoor space for your events with great transport links to Central London? Lee Valley Regional Park Authority owns 26 miles of parkland spanning from Ware in Hertfordshire down to the River Thames. Within the park, there are a selection of 11 designated event spaces available for event organisers to host their events. To name a few, these spaces include:
 

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