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‘If they are not professionals, they shouldn't be doing it'

‘If they are not professionals, they shouldn't be doing it'

13th August 2019

At one of the earliest Events Industry Forum meetings our good friend Mick Upton RIP made a similar statement along the lines of ‘If they are not spending their whole time organising and planning events, then they really should stick to their day jobs’.  There was an interesting debate around the room, but it was concluded in the end that most festivals and events in the UK a...

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Ruskin College - Oxford

Ruskin College - Oxford

31st July 2019

Residential Courses Event Management with Oxford LiederLevel: Residential | Duration: 3 days | Next course: 17th - 19th September 2019 Join Oxford Lieder in residence at Ruskin to build your experience and skills in event management and get an opportunity to run your own event, on this residential course. What is it about? Oxford Lieder runs...

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Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:

Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:

11th July 2019

31 theatres on the at risk register 2019 urgently need funding. 64 museums have closed since 2010, according to research by the Museums Association – with more looking likely. And just six months after ACE's 2018-22 super-supported NPOs were established, the number facing a 'major risk' was up 20% on the previous quarter. And that's just the tip of th...

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AFO needs YOU!!!

AFO needs YOU!!!

3rd June 2019

Interested in the Festival and Events Industry ? Live in or near the East Midlands ? Have good admin, IT and communication skills ? Need a job - Starts part-time, can grow See poster for details  ...

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Tourism Naturally Conference

Tourism Naturally Conference

21st April 2019

      Tourism Naturally Conference 4th – 6th June 2019, Buxton United Kingdom Join us for the next Tourism Naturally Conference hosted by the University of Derby, in partnership with Colorado State University, University of Pisa, Central Normal China University, the University of Sunderland and Deggendorf Institute of Tec...

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Interested in using 8th Plate for your event this year?

Interested in using 8th Plate for your event this year?

21st April 2019

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Fightback: Grassroots Promoter

Fightback: Grassroots Promoter

21st April 2019

A year after its launch, Music Venue Trust is making a call out for new partners and sponsors to take forward its successful Fightback: Grassroots Promoter initiative. The programme helps yo...

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Run Your Own Music Festival

Run Your Own Music Festival

6th March 2019

Run Your Own Music Festival Oxjam is the UK's largest grassroots music festival - and now you have the chance to run one of their events as they seek out this year's Festival Managers. Oxjam is a community festival run by you, for you. It’s m...

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Students need you and you need them!

Students need you and you need them!

5th March 2019

I was recently at Derby University, Buxton Campus, talking with a wide range of students on the Events Management Course. From 1st to 3rd years they all want hands-on experience. If you can find a useful job (not car parking, toilet cleaning or ticket checking), that you could offer to a student either paid or unpaid, then we need to hear from you. There’s plenty of them all keen ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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30 Under Thirty

30 Under Thirty

4th July 2018

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Guest invitation to Timber Festival for AFO members only

Guest invitation to Timber Festival for AFO members only

27th June 2018

We would be delighted if you could join us to experience the very first Timber Festival to be held over the weekend of on 6 - 8 July 2018 at Feanedock in the National Forest, near Ashby de la Zouch. Timber is a joint venture between the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, who are coming together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of ...

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Internship needed

Internship needed

9th April 2018

My name is Antoine Vischery. At the moment, I’m a student in an engineering school in France. Before being in this engineering school, I had 2 years technical qualification in electricity and industrial automation in a university in France. It was doing a sandwich course. Now, I’m in HEI, it’s an engineering school in France. I’m an apprentice. During the sch...

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