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Students Open Day at Derby University

Students Open Day at Derby University

20th February 2019

Attended Derby University, Buxton Campus Students Open Day where I do a presentation about the AFO and how we link into the Management Courses there....

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Ron Rudd

Ron Rudd

18th February 2019

Attended Ron Rudd’s funeral.  Ron and his family have been stewarding at festivals throughout the UK for many years.  Sadly Ron has just died but leaves behind a tremendous legacy and a family who continue to volunteer at events....

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Conference potential venue visit

Conference potential venue visit

13th February 2019

Visited Walking Arts Centre in search of a new Conference venue.  Have also been in touch with several other arts centres after the idea came from Sarah Bird at Wild Rumpus. Venue yet to be settled but date of Conference to put in your diaries is 8, 9 and 10 November 2019....

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AFO A-Z presentation for second and third year students

AFO A-Z presentation for second and third year students

12th February 2019

Attended Oxford Brooke University to present an AFO A-Z for second and third year students on the Management Course....

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Beginners Guide A-Z of Festival Management for the Broads Management Trust

Beginners Guide A-Z of Festival Management for the Broads Management Trust

7th February 2019

Presented an AFO Beginners Guide A-Z of Festival Management for the Broads Management Trust in Norwich.  These people look after the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and are planning on running events.  Some of the people attending had some small experiences, but I am reliably informed that the whole workshop was very useful....

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Interview with students for dissertations

Interview with students for dissertations

6th February 2019

Telephone interview with a student asking all the right questions in order to assist their dissertation. This is something I do quite often and it is good to know that students can talk to us more senior festival organisers to improve their education....

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Attended the Show Must Go On and Powerful Thinking support group meeting

Attended the Show Must Go On and Powerful Thinking support group meeting

31st January 2019

Attended the Show Must Go On and Powerful Thinking support group meeting in London.  Very useful gathering where thoughts of how we might continue to spread the word of sustainability in the festival and events industry for the next twelve months.  The Show Must Go On - Volume 2 will probably be publishes later this year. Later in the evening attended the Festival Suppliers Awards din...

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Dancing England show at Nottingham Play House

Dancing England show at Nottingham Play House

26th January 2019

Attended Dancing England in Nottingham Play House.  An excellent show of english traditions first created by Phil Heaton and now further developed.  Looks like next year will be in the same place at about the same time....

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Best possible insurance deal

Best possible insurance deal

22nd January 2019

I met with an insurance company - as we are always looking for the best possible deal.  We are currently with Graham Sykes Insurance (Nick Smith [email protected] Graham Sykes [email protected]) who AFO recommend....

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Back in the office

Back in the office

7th January 2019

Although I kept in touch during the Christmas period, we were officially back in the office on 7 January dealing with a variety of admin issues, members calls and emails....

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