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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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Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL  CANCELLED

Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL CANCELLED

23rd April 2018

It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to announce that this year’s festival cannot go ahead. Beverley Folk Festival is a non-profit-making organisation, run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Unfortunately we have recently discovered that we have lost our primary source of funding so we simply do not have the money to pay for either the infrastructure or the performers....

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Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

22nd April 2018

  PLEASE BE AWARE OF A CURRENT SCAM ALERT Rosetone Event Furniture have been alerted by several of our Customers of a SCAM that is doing the rounds. PLEASE TO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. Chairs and sometimes Tables are HIRED by a softly spoken customer, who usually explains that he has been let down by another Hire Company.  He needs to hire quite quickly and arranges to Pay by ...

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AFO Code of Practice

AFO Code of Practice

14th April 2018

CODE OF BEST PRACTICE FOR FESTIVALS & EVENTS The Association of Festival Organisers is open to any festival or event organiser who wishes to share their knowledge and experiences, learn, teach and strive for good standards in festival work. This Code of Best Practice is reviewed and amended from time to time by the membership. Association of Festival Organisers members agre...

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The Event Technology Awards 2018

The Event Technology Awards 2018

9th April 2018

The awards are now in their sixth year and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry. The Event Technology Awards ceremony will take place in London on the evening of Wednesday 7th November 2018 following Event Tech Live. The ceremony is widely regarded as the only networking event that brings together...

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Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

9th April 2018

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed At the end of last week the Government announced that it had agreed a Sector Deal with the Creative Industries which will have positive implications for producing the creative and cultural resources on which ...

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Times they are a-changing. AFO’s Steve Heap, talks

Times they are a-changing. AFO’s Steve Heap, talks

22nd March 2018

There was a time when the events industry stood on its own two feet; just sell a few tickets, pay the bills and all was well. I think that may well be in the dim and distant past. Now most of us need grant funding or sponsors and certainly a lot of ticket sales. The days of relatively low budget equipment for your site and artists for your stage are well and truly over. I’m...

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UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

19th March 2018

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey. The survey, run by festival think-tank Powerful Thinking, revealed the percentage of UK festivals actively working with their power suppliers, to increase efficiency and reduce fuel, doubled from one ...

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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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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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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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Just So Festival launches in New Zealand

Just So Festival launches in New Zealand

7th August 2017

Wild Rumpus, organiser of Just So Festival, has revealed details of the first New Zealand edition. Just So Festival New Zealand will be an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival and imaginative outdoor adventure like no other. A multi award-winning arts festival which is now in its 8th year in the UK, and after a sell-out inaugural year in Brazil 2016, Just So Festival New Ze...

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Energy Revolution Awarded Charitable Status

Energy Revolution Awarded Charitable Status

6th July 2017

Energy Revolution is the festival industry collaboration that turns audience fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. This brilliant project is now a registered charity, meaning every donation made will go even further with GiftAid! Audience travel is by far the greatest contributor to a festival’s CO2 footprint, but Energy Revolution is turning this ...

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Farm Business Innovation Show 2017 set to be the best year yet!

Farm Business Innovation Show 2017 set to be the best year yet!

8th June 2017

The Farm Business Innovation Show is returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 8th & 9th of November 2017 and will be packed with the most creative products from 450 exhibitors, useful services and ideas, and 200 inspiring seminars from top experts in the industry - all at the 2016 Exhibition News Awards ‘Trade Show of the Year’ winning show! Over the two days the NEC will be packe...

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HMRC Digital Support for June

HMRC Digital Support for June

7th June 2017

Self-employed? Here are details of HMRC's digital support courses for June.   HMRC have a selection of webinars and e-learning available to help you get their tax right first time. Business Expenses for the self-employed: Do you know which business expenses are allowable? Find out about typical expenses including working from home and motoring expenses....

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