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Spiral Earth

Spiral Earth

4th July 2018

Did you know that our folk festival directory to UK and European festivals is one of the most popular parts of our website? It gets consistently high views all year round and as we run it in collaboration with fRoots magazine and the Association of Festival Organisers there is a constant stream of traffic from their sites.  Festival goers seem to be choosing which ones to go to earli...

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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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Event Buyers Live Announces 2019 Venue

Event Buyers Live Announces 2019 Venue

27th June 2018

Event Buyers Live, which facilitates pre-arranged one-on-one meetings between organisers and suppliers, will take place at Heythrop Park on February 20-21, 2019. The Oxfordshire venue hosted Event Buyers Live 2016 and received great praise from all those in attendance. Neil Fagg, event director of Event Buyers Live, commented: “In 2016, our guests deemed Heythrop Park as a fantastic place...

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Can you help Fuse Festival Lichfield

Can you help Fuse Festival Lichfield

21st June 2018

Do any Midlands based festivals have colourful flags that the Lichfield Arts Fuse Festival could borrow 13th-15th July? They are struggling for funding this year and would appreciate any help in sourcing flags.  See Lichfield Fuse facebook page or contact [email protected]

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Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing

Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing

6th June 2018

IN THIS BULLETIN   •   Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing   •   Festi...

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NOEA Unveils Content for 2018 Convention

NOEA Unveils Content for 2018 Convention

6th June 2018

‘It Could Never Happen to Me’   The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has unveiled the theme and key speakers for its 2018 Convention, taking place at The Guildhall, Bath in November this year. The convention theme is a return to ‘traditional NOEA territory&rsq...

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Festival Safe  A New Festival Safety Initiative

Festival Safe A New Festival Safety Initiative

6th June 2018

Festival Safe – A New Festival Safety Initiative New resource aims to reduce risk and issues for festival goers   A new initiative – Festival Safe– has announced its launch this month ahead of the UK’s packed summer festival calendar.    The brainchild of Jon Drape– director of several high-profile UK festivals including Pa...

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Powerful Thinking - Festival Vision: 2025

Powerful Thinking - Festival Vision: 2025

30th May 2018

It's an exciting time for event sustainability and Vision:2025.  Many environmental initiatives and new resources have been launched in the last few months. This email has a round up of the latest.  Plus, Save the Date! After the success of the Vision:2025 members event in 2017 at The Showman's Show, we have teamed up with event organisers, L...

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GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS)

GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS)

24th May 2018

Members will have read lots about GDPR over the last few months.  It is shortly to become law and you need to make sure you are up to speed.  By far the best advice we can offer you is to look at the website www.ico.org.uklook at their section on GDPR ‘Twelve Steps to Take Now’.  This is taking the words straight from the horse’s mouth and there...

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GDPR

GDPR

24th May 2018

Everyone and their dog is talking about the new GDPR regulations coming in May this year.  But very few people are offering you a concrete solution. There are two main things that you must do after May 25th.... 1. I...

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Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&Cs Bursary!

Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&Cs Bursary!

21st May 2018

Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&C’s Bursary! ID&C, the UK’s leading provider of security wristbands for festivals and live events, has announced Ramsbottom’s Head for the Hills Festival as the winner of its Grass Roots Festival Bursary and recipient of the £2500 grant. Head for the Hills Festival was founded in 2011 and is held annually in the marke...

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A Tax Reminder

A Tax Reminder

16th May 2018

Readers from some time back will remember that in January 2017 I put an article out through AFO News about HM Revenue and Customs VAT Office asking us to ensure that stall rents, market traders, caterers etc. were charged VAT for those festivals that are registered for VAT. This is simply a reminder. I repeat the article here as there has been some recent evidence in the news that the HM VAT Of...

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Julie's Bicycle - Sustaining Creativity

Julie's Bicycle - Sustaining Creativity

8th May 2018

RESPONSE TO THE NEW DRAFT REGULATIONS ON LIGHTING PROPOSED UNDER THE ECODESIGN DIRECTIVE 2009/125/EC AS PART OF THE ECODESIGN WORKING PLAN 2016-2019 This response comes from an organisation that is founded on the aspirations of exceeding the Paris Agreement targets and is solely dedicated to the effective implementation of positive environmental strategies and the swift reduction of g...

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Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

8th May 2018

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands We're proud to have been the Official Ticketing Partner of Oxjam for the last decade. It's the UK’s largest grassroots music festival, and they need aspiring Festival Managers to run events in the Midlands this Octob...

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Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

3rd May 2018

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers.   StubHub, GETMEIN! and Seatwave have formally committed to ensuring better information will be given about tickets being resold through their platforms. This builds on changes they had already made during the course of the Competition ...

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Sustainability

Sustainability

3rd May 2018

SUSTAINABILITY   There is no such thing as AWAY   ‘Tidy up’, ‘throw it away’ are quite common phrases in the western world’s way of life.  But where actually is AWAY?  Is it on a fire, creating pollutant smoke?  Is it to a landfill bin, poisoning the earth?  Or does it find its way into the river, and then ...

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Press Release: Jenny Morris Joins NCASS

Press Release: Jenny Morris Joins NCASS

3rd May 2018

Jenny Morris MBE joins NCASS The Nationwide Caterers Association is delighted to announce that Jenny Morris MBE has joined the organisation as an advisor to the board on strategy and food safety. As the independent food sector continues to experience incredible growth, SME and micro businesses are offering more diverse food than ever and as their trade association we have taken this step to ens...

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NOEA Newsletter

NOEA Newsletter

3rd May 2018

April Newsletter   Stage Lighting ...

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Family Arts Campaign

Family Arts Campaign

24th April 2018

      Family Arts Leadership Symposium   The Family Arts Campaign is delighted to announce our first ever Family Arts Leadership Symposium. Established and emerging cultural leaders are invited to engage in the big issues affecting working with famili...

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Rock City Stage Crew

Rock City Stage Crew

24th April 2018

Rock City Stage Crew is an award winning family run business, established in 1990, that supplies personnel and training to the Live Events Industry throughout the UK.  In 2017, they balanced their fuel use from crew travel and from onsite vehicles used for We Are Fstvl, Download, Lovebox, Wilderness, Creamfields, Boomtown, Reading and BBC Hyde Park.   Rock City are committed to ens...

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