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Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

9th March 2017

The live and outdoor events industry celebrated well into the night last week at the Event Production Awards, cheering on a host of well-deserved winners. The Ticket Factory, Ascot Structures, Quantum Special Effects, The Loop and Continental Drifts were among the night’s winners. Arena Group ended up as the biggest winners at the ceremony, with its company Arena Structures collecting ...

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Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

4th March 2017

AFO is delighted to be able to offer to membership advice on “the money”. Our good friends at APS Accountancy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Dunstable, Bedfordshire are offering a similar service to that of Jon Payne at LSL Solicitors.  i.e. an email enquiry could deliver by return a simple answer to your question on financial matters. Over and above that, APS i...

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Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future

Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future

1st February 2017

Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future 40 Festivals and organisations [including AFO's Steve Heap] met on the 26th January to shape the future of the Festival Vision: 2025. Hosted by Chair of Powerful Thinking, Chris Johnson and Julie’s Bicycle founder and CEO Alison Tickell, the day included presentations from Richard Gilles, former Sustainability Direc...

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Conference Questionnaire Delivers Enthusiasm

Conference Questionnaire Delivers Enthusiasm

24th January 2017

For those of you who had a chance to fill in the Conference 2016 Questionnaire, many thanks. The results have now been carefully analysed and quite clearly there is a wealth of enthusiasm out there for this event. As we set about planning 2017, provisional dates 10 – 12 November 2017, we look closely at what you as members and delegates liked, didn’t like, would like to see; we f...

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The AFO Top 10 for 2016

The AFO Top 10 for 2016

23rd January 2017

In the last 12 months AFO has: 1) Been represented at 46 meetings of local and national interest to festivals 2) Welcomed over 200 delegates to The 30th AFO Conference.  Get the date in your diary now for AFO Conference 2017 (10-12 November)! 3) Welcomed lots of new members (festivals, associates and individuals) increasing our membership to over 250 and still growing ...

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Proper Takes Over Day to Day Management of Topic Records

Proper Takes Over Day to Day Management of Topic Records

19th January 2017

Proper Records has entered into a label management deal with the world’s oldest independent record label, Topic Records, building on their longstanding relationship. The UK-based folk label has released artists from across the globe during its 78 year history, including Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. The partnership will ensure that Topic Records retains its independent status, while...

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Green Events & Innovations Conference 2017 - discount for AFO members

Green Events & Innovations Conference 2017 - discount for AFO members

19th January 2017

A Greener Festival and ILMC are excited to release news of an important session that will take place at the forthcoming GEI9 in March... The Environmental Impact of Fireworks Nothing captures the right degree of pomp like a firework display, and these increasingly popular and ever more spectacular displays are now a common addition to many open-air events and festivals. But what impact ...

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Ban the Bots

Ban the Bots

19th December 2016

A cross-party group of MPs joined forces with campaigners from the music industry outside Parliament on Monday (29/11) as the Digital Economy Bill reached its ‘report stage’ in Parliament. The aim was to convince the government to accept the “Ban the Bots” amendment and combat industrial scale secondary ticket touting to protect genuine music fans. MPs and Peers are b...

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