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The Event Industry Board Talent Taskforce Survey

The Event Industry Board Talent Taskforce Survey

4th January 2019

The Event Industry Board Talent Taskforce Survey has successfully gathered responses from across the entire UK Events industry about how the sector attracts, develops and retains its talent. This is the first time such an abundance of rich data has been collated and the project is now moving into its next stage, with further information being sought about the commercial impact of the sk...

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EVENTS INDUSTRY FORUM INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS

EVENTS INDUSTRY FORUM INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS

4th January 2019

The Event Industry Forum is inviting applications for grants for projects that will benefit the events industry. The Forum, which brings together 26 trade bodies and similar organisations from across the event industry, has funding available to support projects that will be of general benefit to the outdoor event sector. Since taking over publication of The Purple Guide from the Health &...

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Job Opportunities at We are the Fair

Job Opportunities at We are the Fair

20th December 2018

We're currently recruiting for a couple of roles and I wanted to ask your members  know of anyone who's looking for a new role.  We're looking for a H&S Officer, Production Manager and Office Assistant at the moment - Here's a link to the JDs: https://wearethefair.com/about-us/#hiring  ...

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Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up

Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up

13th December 2018

It was great to see so many Vision:2025 festival teams and environmentally-minded suppliers at The Showman’s Show in October 2028. Thank you all for bringing your knowledge and questions on event sustainability to share with the community. In case you missed the day or wanted to follow up on conversations: Here’s a round up of the speakers and suppliers who were there with links to ...

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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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Brexit scenario planning

Brexit scenario planning

13th December 2018

As part of Brexit scenario planning, Tom (UK MUSIC) is trying to map major events, such as tours and festivals, that are planned in the UK as well as the EU from March to June 2019. In particular, he is keen to understand which events are likely to involve large movements of people and/or goods across the EU/UK border. If you have views on events that should be factored into this please contact To...

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Development and Online Administrator, part-time vacancy at trac

Development and Online Administrator, part-time vacancy at trac

7th December 2018

trac wishes to appoint an enthusiastic, organised and reliable individual to assist the Company Manager and Director with trac’s development work and online presence. The ability to communicate fluently through the medium of Welsh is essential for this post, which is based in South Wales.   Job Title: Development and Online Administrator Pay Scale: Starting salary (gross) &poun...

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Timber News - Best New Festival at Festival Awards

Timber News - Best New Festival at Festival Awards

7th December 2018

Gather round all nature lovers, daydreamers, big thinkers, as we reveal the map and areas for Timber 2019. Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timberinvites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relations...

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Powerful Thinking Launches 4th Annual Festival Industry Green Survey

Powerful Thinking Launches 4th Annual Festival Industry Green Survey

7th December 2018

Powerful Thinking, the live events industry think-tank, has launched its 4thannual Festival Industry Green Survey. First run in 2015 by Powerful Thinking, with support from the AIF and AFO, the Festival Industry Green Survey provides information on how the industry is doing in terms of sustainability and helps Powerful Thinking identify how to support positive changes.   The survey asks...

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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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Stage and Structure Hire from Wild Rumpus

Stage and Structure Hire from Wild Rumpus

29th November 2018

We love to build cool structures and stages, and they’re available to hire for your festival or event too. Their names do make sense, but maybe only to us… To enquire about availability and logistics, please email [email protected]

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Industry Green Survey

Industry Green Survey

29th November 2018

Fill out the 2018 Industry Green Survey and win a ticket to the the GEI Conference!   Powerful Thinking have launched their 4th annual Industry Green Survey. The results help to track progress and changes across the sector and identify ways to support positive action. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey by the 21st December.  All participants will be ent...

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Just So Festival receives Sustainable Tourism award

Just So Festival receives Sustainable Tourism award

25th September 2018

Just So Festival’s commitment to sustainable practices informs every part of their business. All onsite vendors use re-usable cups, and since 2018 vendors have been banned from selling single use water bottles. Multiple water refill points have been installed across the site to make using reusable bottles more convenient. All food waste is composted and they work with a disposal company to m...

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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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The EN Indy Awards

The EN Indy Awards

18th July 2018

The story of David and Goliath is well known but the reality is that Goliath normally wins and this is reflected in many industry awards programmes.  ENintroduced The Indy Award recently to cater for exactly this – to allow smaller, independent organisers to compete with their peers rather than t...

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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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Gate to Southwell Festival - Review

Gate to Southwell Festival - Review

4th July 2018

Over 5000 people visited Southwell in early June for the most successful Gate To Southwell acoustic and roots music festival so far.  A combination of international artists, traditional dancers, great family entertainment and wonderful weather attracted festival-goers and tourists to town for the annual procession.  Meanwhile, on the festival site near the racecourse, over 50 a...

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Guest invitation to Timber Festival for AFO members only

Guest invitation to Timber Festival for AFO members only

27th June 2018

We would be delighted if you could join us to experience the very first Timber Festival to be held over the weekend of on 6 - 8 July 2018 at Feanedock in the National Forest, near Ashby de la Zouch. Timber is a joint venture between the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, who are coming together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of ...

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National Market Traders Federation - E-Bulletin

National Market Traders Federation - E-Bulletin

27th June 2018

STREET FOOD LIVE For the third year running we are pitching up at Europe’s only event to revolutionise your street food business, Street Food Live. The event is taking place at ExCeL London on September 25 and 26 and is free to attend to anyone with an interest in ...

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