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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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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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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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BAFA Conference 2018: Thank you for coming!

BAFA Conference 2018: Thank you for coming!

7th December 2018

We hope you’ve got your breath back after our conference in Birmingham. It was a jam-packed 24 hours of inspiring presentations, networking, industry updates, member-to-member learning and socialising, and a huge thanks to everyone who made it such a brilliant, engaged atmosphere.  It was fantastic to see so many members at the conferen...

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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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Convention is next week!

Convention is next week!

14th November 2018

LAST DAY TO BOOK ! Wednesday  14th November  is the last day to book tickets for Convention Day and the Awards dinner.  We have many event organisers and suppliers booked so join them for an informative and challenging day.  ...

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RAW Bottles wins Green Supplier and Innovation Award

RAW Bottles wins Green Supplier and Innovation Award

5th November 2018

RAW Bottles attended The Showman’s Show for the first time in 2018. On a mission to create a world free from pointless plastic by providing of high-quality stainless steel brand-able drinking bottles, the company was delighted to be awarded with an award that recognised its commitment to sustainability. The Green Supplier and Innovation Award, now in its fourth year, was ju...

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Attitude is Everything announces Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019

Attitude is Everything announces Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019

5th November 2018

Attitude is Everything has today revealed initial details of the Outstanding Attitude Awards, which will take place at Islington Assembly Hall, March 12 – the music charity has issued an industry-wide call for nominations. Celebrating innovation and best practice in access to live music and referencing some of the charity’s key campaigns, the awards recognises businesses and or...

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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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