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Traditional Music Forum

Traditional Music Forum

12th April 2018

TMF Newsletter April 2018 ...

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Internship needed

Internship needed

9th April 2018

My name is Antoine Vischery. At the moment, I’m a student in an engineering school in France. Before being in this engineering school, I had 2 years technical qualification in electricity and industrial automation in a university in France. It was doing a sandwich course. Now, I’m in HEI, it’s an engineering school in France. I’m an apprentice. During the sch...

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The Plastic Free Festival Guide Has Launched!

The Plastic Free Festival Guide Has Launched!

6th March 2018

  When your grandchildren ask you what you did to help save the planet, don’t be the one that says” nothing!” The Festival industry can lead the way in proving how easy it is to reverse the damage we are doing to our earth This guide to a plastic free Festival is an excellent example of the research, dedication and sharing that is out there to help us. Congratu...

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Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

13th February 2018

Donald Shaw is to step aside as artistic director of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in the wake of the record-breaking 25th annual event attracting more than 130,000 concert-goers for the first time ever. Read more at :https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/donald-shaw-to-step-aside-as-celtic-connections-artistic-director-1-4682665 ...

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ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

11th January 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter January 2018 Email looking a bit 2017? Click here for the online version ...

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Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

23rd December 2017

http://standoutmagazine.co.uk/coventry-host-uk-city-culture-2021/...

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The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

12th December 2017

Tickets are now available to purchase for The Event Club party, the first opportunity of the season for the entire events industry to come together and collaborate under one roof. The Event Club, a newly formed collaboration of key event industry professionals, made up of the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), The Showman’s Show, Jule...

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Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival: Saturday 9 September 2017

Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival: Saturday 9 September 2017

27th September 2017

More than 3,000 seafood and music lovers braved heavy showers to attend the annual Fishstock Brixham festival on Saturday. The weather meant attendance numbers were slightly down on previous years, but the rain could not dampen the atmosphere which was electric with a fantastic line up of 22 bands playing to packed audiences on both the FalFish Acoustic and Coombe Fisheries Main Stage from 11am un...

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Sidmouth FolkWeek - whether the weather

Sidmouth FolkWeek - whether the weather

4th August 2017

A weeks holiday by the sea at one of Europe's most rewarding festivals awaits those who have already booked for this year's Sidmouth FolkWeek and, for those thinking about it, think no more and get down to Devon! The team that build the festival venues have worked their socks off in the most horrendous British wet weather. There may be a delay getting everyone onto the campsite, just be...

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Over 30m people attended live music events in 2016

Over 30m people attended live music events in 2016

11th July 2017

UK Music has launched the Wish You Were Here 2017 report into music tourism. The report features both national and regional figures and reveals the huge impact of music tourism on the UK economy. The number of people who enjoyed live music events in the UK rose by 12% in 2016 to 30.9 million – up from 27.7 million in 2015. Live music fans generated £4 billion in...

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Opportunity: Help Bring Christmas to Hampstead

Opportunity: Help Bring Christmas to Hampstead

10th July 2017

The Hampstead Village Business Improvement District (BID) www.hampsteadvillagelondon.com/bid is considering holding a Christmas Festival in Hampstead Village, London NW3 at the end of November.  In previous years a group of volunteers has put together a large-scale Christmas Festival which grew year on year to attract upwards of 50,000 with stalls, fairground, attractions, music ...

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Alan Surtees

Alan Surtees

30th June 2017

When Alan told me he was moving Bridgnorth Festival to the site in Shrewsbury, it was his enthusiasm for a new venture that made me and many others think “this is bound for glory and success”. Always a great supporter of AFO and kind enough to say AFO helped him get on with the challenges of an event on the move and growing, it is with great sadness that this day is marked with his ...

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Festival T-Shirts for Small Festivals

Festival T-Shirts for Small Festivals

21st June 2017

Are you a small festival and looking to have festival t-shirts printed?  Folk Weekend Oxford are offering AFO members the opportunity to sell their festival t-shirts through the Folk Weekend Oxford online shop. Cat explains how it works: If any small festivals are in the position of wanting to have festival T shirts but not being able to afford the upfront outlay, I'd be happy to host ...

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Partner for Plymouth Music Event

Partner for Plymouth Music Event

20th June 2017

The AFO Office has been contacted by Plymouth City Council with the following request: "Plymouth City Council is looking for a partner to deliver a high quality, mass appeal music event starting in 2018. The venue for this event would be the stunning and unique Plymouth Hoe with breath-taking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Plymouth Ho...

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A Greener Festival Launch The Greener Event Award

A Greener Festival Launch The Greener Event Award

16th June 2017

A Greener Festival Expands to assess events and venues The Greener Event Award is launched internationally on UN World Environment Day. Environmental Assessment and accreditation to expand from festivals to include all event types, event venues and arenas. First assessment completed last week at the Spring Performing Arts Festival (NL). Amongst the first applicants are Confex, Showman&...

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Glastonbury and UWE Bristol announce partnership

Glastonbury and UWE Bristol announce partnership

14th June 2017

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is delighted to announce a five-year official partnership with Glastonbury Festival, after researchers developed the Pee Power urinal. The Pee Power urinal that turns urine into electricity, designed by researchers in Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at UWE Bristo...

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New Mini Purple Guide Published

New Mini Purple Guide Published

7th June 2017

A new guide has been published by the Events Industry Forum to help organisers of smaller events comply with regulations and good practice.   The new ‘Purple Guide Lite’ is a sister publication to the ‘Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events’, which EIF took over from the Health & Safety Executive four years ago.   Developed wi...

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The Powerful Thinking Smart Energy Guide 2017

The Powerful Thinking Smart Energy Guide 2017

15th March 2017

The new and updated Powerful Thinking Guide provides event professionals with up-to-date knowledge and practical resources to help manage temporary energy smartly, reducing environmental impacts and fuel bills. It is created from a collection of modular resources, factsheets and case studies that are also available online. This edition is European in focus, reflecting both the progress being ...

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Secret Garden Party announces 2017 is the last one

Secret Garden Party announces 2017 is the last one

8th March 2017

The organisers of the Secret Garden Party music festival have annouced that the 2017 festival will be the last one.  In a statement on their website they say: "My dearest Gardeners, Whilst I have always known I was going to have to write this, it still feels strange. We have been on a long journey but I concede to the infamous phrase that ‘All good things must come to an...

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Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

4th March 2017

AFO is delighted to be able to offer to membership advice on “the money”. Our good friends at APS Accountancy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Dunstable, Bedfordshire are offering a similar service to that of Jon Payne at LSL Solicitors.  i.e. an email enquiry could deliver by return a simple answer to your question on financial matters. Over and above that, APS i...

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