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BIG DIFFERENCE COMPANY seeks new CEO for the Leicester Comedy Festival

BIG DIFFERENCE COMPANY seeks new CEO, for the Leicester Comedy Festival and more. This could be a new role and direction for a festival organiser (and this is not a joke )...
Published on: 5th June 2020

 
Melvin Benn, Festival Republic shows the way to get the festival industry moving again.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, has called for the increase of COVID-19 testing in the UK because entertainment and sport cannot operate fully with social distancing measures in place....
Published on: 4th June 2020

 
82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

Over three quarters of 110,000 music fans surveyed by Festicket would buy tickets to 2021 festivals in the next two months, as demand for live events remains high...
Published on: 27th May 2020

 
The Traditional Music Forum launches Scotland Online

A new website with listings of livestream events...
Published on: 14th May 2020

 
DCMS are looking for your views.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has created a survey to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations...
Published on: 28th April 2020

 
UK’s mass participation event organisers unite to launch the 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April...
Published on: 21st April 2020

 
Repurposing festival resources to feed the UK

Currently the UK is short of around 90,000 people to pick the crops that are growing ripe across the country....
Published on: 16th April 2020

 
Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, forms his first Shadow Cabinet...

... and promotes APPG on Music and DCMS Select Member Jo Stevens MP to the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport....
Published on: 16th April 2020

 
COVID-19 leaves UK event industry suppliers on knife edge

Some 60% of the UK’s event industry’s supplier base is facing collapse within three months, unless event businesses receive further support from the Government, according to an on-line survey carried out by the Events Ind...
Published on: 16th April 2020

 
Family Arts Campaign celebrate last year’s excellent events for families. Time to apply!

Do you put on fantastic festival events for families last year? Are you inclusive and welcoming to all ages? Or perhaps you've been delivering new projects for your older visitors?...
Published on: 6th April 2020

 
Folks At Home

Enjoy your very own festival of music in the safety of your own home...
Published on: 30th March 2020

 
From Glastonbury to Ibiza

The 50th festival would have been a blistering good event with lots of very special plans in place. But it wasn’t to be thanx to this …….. virus....
Published on: 20th March 2020

 
Sustainability Workshops - 25 & 26 April 2020

Running Festivals in a Climate Crisis...
Published on: 9th March 2020

 
Open Air Business Gathering 2020

Meet fellow organisers, network, chat to suppliers and take home various knowledge to apply to your events this year....
Published on: 5th March 2020

 
AFO Conference - Important Date Shift

AFO Conference 2020 will take place in a new venue in Birmingham on 13, 14 and 15 November....
Published on: 28th February 2020

 
Major guidance on markets

The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) and The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) have put together ‘Market Matters’ - a guidance document for festival organisers looking to set up markets at their festivals....
Published on: 28th February 2020

 
Exploring the environmental footprint of festival food

Chris Johnson, chair of Powerful Thinking, recently joined an industry panel at ADE Green, to explore the environmental footprint of festival food....
Published on: 28th February 2020

 
When the Queen dies!

How will all this affect the events industry?...
Published on: 28th February 2020

 
GEI announces industry partnership with Stand Out Magazine

The Green Events and Innovations conference (GEI) and Stand Out Magazine have formed an industry partnership...
Published on: 28th February 2020

 
POST BREXIT – does this affect you, or can you assist?

Musicians’ Union Information gathering exercise...
Published on: 28th February 2020

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