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The AFO organises an annual Conference, usually in November, which brings together festival organisers, suppliers and individuals to exchange ideas, learn and share.  See more details on the Conference page.

We also organise Training Days where we focus on a specific subject.

However, if you need more detailed information on a one-to-one basis, AFO Consultancy can deliver help, advice, knowledge, and information.  We can bring this to your venue or you can come to us.  The costs are discounted for AFO members and tailored to try and meet your own budgets.  

With over 45 years’ experience in the festival world, if we don’t know the answer then we know somebody who does.

Just drop us a line at the AFO Office or give us a call on 01629 827014.  


  • John Wirtz, Sore Fingers Summer School

    "The range of advice that the AFO has published over the years is endless. Their phone lines and emails are always open, and you will be greeted by a friendly and supportive person. They know their stuff, lots of it."

  • Adam Courthold, The Courthold Family

    "The knowledge you gain from being a member of AFO is greater than you think & the ability to share ideas & information between members."

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