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ATTENTION - Affordable on the day tent hire from £20

ATTENTION - Affordable on the day tent hire from £20

28th May 2019

        Affordable on the day tent hire from £20    Year after year 100,000’s of tents are left after festivals and are going to landfill, which is having a major impact on the environment, cost of clearing up, also increases the manufacturing of cheap flimsy throw away tents. If we can help to reduce the manufacturing of these tents it w...

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The Event Industry's Summer Cricket and Networking Event

The Event Industry's Summer Cricket and Networking Event

28th May 2019

THE EVENT INDUSTRY’S SUMMER CRICKET AND NETWORKING EVENT • Play commences at 10.30am • Play concludes at 6pm   ...

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Powerful Thinking calls for sustainable power suppliers

Powerful Thinking calls for sustainable power suppliers

28th May 2019

UK: In 2017, Powerful Thinking launched? the Sustainable Power Supplier programme – an online resource for event organisers that connects innovative suppliers with a growing community of festivals committed to smart energy management. The programme was developed after Powerful Thinking’s third annual Industry Green Survey showed that a common barrier to implementing sustainable practic...

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Timber Festival granted ID&C’s festival bursary

Timber Festival granted ID&C’s festival bursary

28th May 2019

UK: ID&C, the provider of security wristbands for festivals and live events, has announced Timber Festival as the winner of its 2019 Grass Roots Festival Bursary and recipient of the £2500 grant. The Timber Festival is a joint venture between the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, who have come together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of f...

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Folk of the World

Folk of the World

21st April 2019

Global Local Presents:  Folk of The World  Native Sun & Everyday People   FRIDAY 3RD OF MAY   AT T...

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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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Fightback: Grassroots Promoter

Fightback: Grassroots Promoter

21st April 2019

A year after its launch, Music Venue Trust is making a call out for new partners and sponsors to take forward its successful Fightback: Grassroots Promoter initiative. The programme helps yo...

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Project Simply

Project Simply

11th April 2019

Having worked with festivals over the years we understood how difficult the marketplace was becoming with rising costs across the booking, build and marketing. We see lots of shared information on 'the build' and 'at event' best practices but not really much in the attraction and engagement of customers through various marketing and digital strategies. Our aim is to reach as man...

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Alan James  9 April 1957 – 7 April 2019

Alan James 9 April 1957 – 7 April 2019

11th April 2019

  Alan James The first time I met Alan I thought he was a bit scary. Then I discovered how much he really cared about the support, the depth and content of our festival programmes. He knew people in the right places and never hesitated to share his knowledge and contacts. He was indeed far from scary; he was a genuine, helpful arts lover who proved his commitment with kind ...

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POST-BREXIT GDPR

POST-BREXIT GDPR

3rd April 2019

As we rapidly approach the second ‘Brexit’ day extension or not, GDPR will still be in place when it is all over. You should have got yourself under GDPR control by now, but in case you are worried there is an excellent article by James Morgan, founder of Events Tech Lab, in the recent edition (March) of Access All Areas magazine www.accessaa.co.uk...

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Run Your Own Music Festival

Run Your Own Music Festival

6th March 2019

Run Your Own Music Festival Oxjam is the UK's largest grassroots music festival - and now you have the chance to run one of their events as they seek out this year's Festival Managers. Oxjam is a community festival run by you, for you. It’s m...

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Attention SE Members - Do you write, programme or perform Folk, Traditional, World and Roots music?

Attention SE Members - Do you write, programme or perform Folk, Traditional, World and Roots music?

6th March 2019

Book an informal session with the Arts Council and find out if we can offer any support.    The ACE South East Music Team is holding a day of 1-2-1 funding advice surgeries on Wednesday 3 April 2019 aimed at artists and organisations in the Folk, Traditional, World and Roots sectors in the South East (Please note, our area does not cover London-based applicants). The 1...

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New process for artists and sportspeople entering from Ireland

New process for artists and sportspeople entering from Ireland

6th March 2019

After many months of work since the summer the Government has now unveiled its new process for artists and musicians entering through Ireland. Thank you to Paul Fenn for all his hard work on this issue in particular.   The Government’s press release is available here:- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-process-for-artists-and-sportspeople-entering-from-ireland &n...

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International AGF Award Winners

International AGF Award Winners

6th March 2019

Festivals from eight countries across three continents were last night crowned winners at the debut International AGF Awards, organised by A Greener Festival.   The ceremony took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High St, London, as part of the Green Events & Innovations Conference and on the opening night of ILMC 31, and was supported by RES and Vid...

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Epic Award for England Awarded goes to Huddersfield-Based  Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

Epic Award for England Awarded goes to Huddersfield-Based Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

6th March 2019

    Grand Ukulele Festival Northern is winning awards!   Congratulations to the team for putting together the Grand Ukulele Festival Northern which takes place in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in May. The festival recently won the Epic Award (see press release) and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (which is like an MBE for voluntary groups). &nbs...

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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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Drones over your festival crowd!

Drones over your festival crowd!

29th January 2019

Crowded Space Drones is a specialist drone company who provide Counter Terrorism & Public Safety solutions with drones.  They work with several major sports clubs including Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC and Dallas Cowboys and with events for the BBC, Live Nation, Festival Republic, Cream, MTV, AEG, Local Authorities and much more. They were contracted to UK Counter Terrorism Polic...

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Traditional Music Forum

Traditional Music Forum

28th January 2019

TMF Newsletter | January 2019 ...

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MPs call for ‘town of culture’ award to regenerate local areas

MPs call for ‘town of culture’ award to regenerate local areas

28th January 2019

MPs are urging the government to introduce a town of culture award to run alongside UK City of Culture. An open letter published in the Guardian from a group of politicians led by Labour MP Yvette Cooper has requested a meeting with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to discuss the idea further. While towns are eligible to apply for UK City of Culture, the letter ...

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