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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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Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan at Festout

Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan at Festout

20th September 2018

Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan Next week (Sept 26th/ 27th) the movers and shakers of the outdoor events and festival sector will be found in Sandown Park Racecourse at Festout.   In addition to the hundred plus exhibitors on site, the show offers its visitors a focused conference program, featuring high profile industry experts. Nick Morgan CEO and founder of independ...

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Festival Vision 2025

Festival Vision 2025

3rd September 2018

Festival Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show: Full Programme Released   The Vision:2025annual conference looks to increase the momentum of festival industry communities working together to create more sustainable events at The Showman’s Show, October 17th2018.    The event, hosted by industry think-tank Powerful Thinking, brings the 70+ festival ...

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SIA Update

SIA Update

31st July 2018

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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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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&C’s Bursary!

Head for the Hills Festival wins ID&C’s 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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