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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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The Tipple Truck for sale !!!!!

The Tipple Truck for sale !!!!!

28th January 2019

Operating your own bars at events is the best way to both control quality and make a tidy profit – and as you’ll know from experience, the more standout a bar has, the more people will flock to get a drink from it, and share the good times on social media.  We are offering you the chance to own the most talked about, photographed and unusual bar in the country – a beautif...

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Traditional Music Forum

Traditional Music Forum

28th 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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UK Music Industry Rallies Around Pipeline Investment Fund

UK Music Industry Rallies Around Pipeline Investment Fund

28th January 2019

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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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