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Festivals & Events: Interpreting the Roadmap

Festivals & Events: Interpreting the Roadmap

10th March 2021

As part of Symphotech’s Recover & Reopen programme, Eddy Grant, Director of Safety & Professor of Professional Practice at University of Cumbria, interprets the implications of the government’s roadmap for reopening the festivals & events sector. Recorded 8th March 2021. AFO Members can view this presentation and download the worksheets via our resource section: https...

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Recover And Reopen Covid 19 Event Safety Planning Free Webinar

Recover And Reopen Covid 19 Event Safety Planning Free Webinar

16th November 2020

We are presenting a series of webinars and safety support for AFO Members to manage COVID 19 safe festivals, with event safety specialists, Symphotech, to run December 12th, January 9th and at our member's conference on February 20th. Specifically, the legislative area will be England. Producing our festivals will be complicated in 2021. These free to attend Recover & Reopen webinars ai...

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Ambitious Vision for Sustainable Events

Ambitious Vision for Sustainable Events

10th June 2019

Festival Vision:2025 launches Crowdfunder, inviting everyone in the events industry to be part of an ambitious strategy toward a sustainable events industry, 11thJune 2019.   The Festival Vision:2025 crowdfunding campaign, launched by not-for-profit group Powerful Thinking, givesthe whole live events industry the opportunity to work together and provide leadership around climate breakdo...

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AFO needs YOU!!!

AFO needs YOU!!!

3rd June 2019

Interested in the Festival and Events Industry ? Live in or near the East Midlands ? Have good admin, IT and communication skills ? Need a job - Starts part-time, can grow See poster for details  ...

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Tourism Naturally Conference

Tourism Naturally Conference

21st April 2019

      Tourism Naturally Conference 4th – 6th June 2019, Buxton United Kingdom Join us for the next Tourism Naturally Conference hosted by the University of Derby, in partnership with Colorado State University, University of Pisa, Central Normal China University, the University of Sunderland and Deggendorf Institute of Tec...

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Interested in using 8th Plate for your event this year?

Interested in using 8th Plate for your event this year?

21st April 2019

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Students need you and you need them!

Students need you and you need them!

5th March 2019

I was recently at Derby University, Buxton Campus, talking with a wide range of students on the Events Management Course. From 1st to 3rd years they all want hands-on experience. If you can find a useful job (not car parking, toilet cleaning or ticket checking), that you could offer to a student either paid or unpaid, then we need to hear from you. There’s plenty of them all keen ...

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Event Buyers Live 2019

Event Buyers Live 2019

13th December 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT IAIN DUNCAN SMITH MP  IMPACT OF BREXIT ON EVENTS On February 20, with less than six weeks to go before the UK leaves the EU, Iain Duncan Smith MP will address events professionals and deliver Event Buyers Live's opening keynote ...

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Family Arts Conference

Family Arts Conference

5th December 2018

Family Arts Conference 12 February 2019 Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Exploring the value of arts and culture for families Save £55 with limited Early Bird offer of £120+VAT available until 14th Dec “It brought me fresh enthusiasm for the sector I work in and I left buzzing with ideas” – delegate, Family Arts Conference 2017 The UK’s largest family...

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BVEP - URGENT ACTION FOR OUR MEMBERS PLEASE!!

BVEP - URGENT ACTION FOR OUR MEMBERS PLEASE!!

2nd October 2018

Dear Member We wrote to you in August about an exciting research programme launched by the UK Events Industry Board Talent Taskforce at the Government’s request.  The programme includes a survey to be completed by employers and HR heads, giving specific information on how businesses attract, develop and retain their talent.  The deadline for completion has been extended to 8 ...

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Top 5 things not to miss at Festout 2018

Top 5 things not to miss at Festout 2018

25th September 2018

26th& 27th September 2018, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey This week sees the UK’s festival and event industry heading to Sandown Racecourse for two days of insights, networking and catching up with the best in the industry on the issues which matter right now.  Here’s our top 5 things not to miss at this year’s show: 1)The drone downlow A new phenomenon and a di...

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Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

20th September 2018

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels Steve Blake from Storm4 Events is curating panel discussions and talks at the Festival and Outdoor Show which are tackling the tough issues effecting organisers right now, from drone usage to preparing a counter terrorism policy. The event has revealed a speaker line up featuring some of the UK’s leading figures g...

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Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan at Festout

Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan at Festout

20th September 2018

Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan Next week (Sept 26th/ 27th) the movers and shakers of the outdoor events and festival sector will be found in Sandown Park Racecourse at Festout.   In addition to the hundred plus exhibitors on site, the show offers its visitors a focused conference program, featuring high profile industry experts. Nick Morgan CEO and founder of independ...

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Festival Vision 2025

Festival Vision 2025

3rd September 2018

Festival Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show: Full Programme Released   The Vision:2025annual conference looks to increase the momentum of festival industry communities working together to create more sustainable events at The Showman’s Show, October 17th2018.    The event, hosted by industry think-tank Powerful Thinking, brings the 70+ festival ...

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SIA Update

SIA Update

31st July 2018

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The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout)

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout)

17th July 2018

  The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout) returns with a focus on key industry training September 26th/27th, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout) will take place at Sandown Park on September 26thand 27thfor its second year.  Launched in 2017, Festout is aimed at bringing the outdoor events market together to learn, network and be...

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30 Under Thirty

30 Under Thirty

4th July 2018

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Sound Advice

Sound Advice

13th June 2018

Control of noise at work in music and entertainment This is a free-to-download, web-friendly version of HSG260 (First edition, published 2008). This version has been adapted for online use from HSE’s current printed version. Click link for downloadable version  http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg260.htm...

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NOEA Unveils Content for 2018 Convention

NOEA Unveils Content for 2018 Convention

6th June 2018

‘It Could Never Happen to Me’   The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has unveiled the theme and key speakers for its 2018 Convention, taking place at The Guildhall, Bath in November this year. The convention theme is a return to ‘traditional NOEA territory&rsq...

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Festival Safe  A New Festival Safety Initiative

Festival Safe A New Festival Safety Initiative

6th June 2018

Festival Safe – A New Festival Safety Initiative New resource aims to reduce risk and issues for festival goers   A new initiative – Festival Safe– has announced its launch this month ahead of the UK’s packed summer festival calendar.    The brainchild of Jon Drape– director of several high-profile UK festivals including Pa...

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