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How Green Is Yours? Green Sells Tickets!

How Green Is Yours? Green Sells Tickets!

15th May 2021

How Green is yours? Green sells tickets! See the latest news in climate action from Vision 20/20 Tell your customers how you are playing your part. Visit: https://www.vision2025.org.uk/news...

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AFO Members Online Meeting

AFO Members Online Meeting

17th December 2020

All AFO members are welcome to join our next AFO Members Online Meeting - Thursday 6.30pm 14th January 2021   We provide an update on relevant news & information of what is going on in the events world & members will also have the opportunity to talk, listen, report & debate any issues. We are extremely delighted to welcome guest speaker, Jamie Njoku...

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Showman’s Show - A Year Off

Showman’s Show - A Year Off

30th July 2020

In mid-July, Johnny and Jeremy Lance announced a year off for the Showman’s Show. Readers will remember I always encourage festival organisers to visit the Showman’s Show, normally in October at Newbury Showground, simply because it is a great place to meet with colleagues, keep an eye out for new products available for festival organisers and get some of your infrastructure booked ...

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82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

27th May 2020

A recent survey carried out by music festival marketplace Festicket has shown that the demand for live events post-coronavirus is high, with over 80% of 110,000 festivalgoers surveyed saying they would attend an event within six months of lockdown being lifted. A third of respondents, which include music fans in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, say they would feel confident to atten...

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The Traditional Music Forum launches Scotland Online

The Traditional Music Forum launches Scotland Online

14th May 2020

The Traditional Music Forum are pleased to launch Scotland Online - a new website with listings of livestream events featuring Scotland’s thriving traditional arts: https://scotlandonline.org...

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UK’s mass participation event organisers unite to launch the 2.6 Challenge

UK’s mass participation event organisers unite to launch the 2.6 Challenge

21st April 2020

  • Charities facing an estimated £4 billion shortfall due to Covid-19 pandemic • The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to Covid-19 with a devastating impact on charity income that means many charities are facing closure. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) CEO Karl Wildin...

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Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, forms his first Shadow Cabinet...

Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, forms his first Shadow Cabinet...

16th April 2020

... and promotes APPG on Music and DCMS Select Member Jo Stevens MP to the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Write to Jo Stevens with any thoughts you may have, especially during COVID-19. [email protected]

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Family Arts Campaign celebrate last year’s events for families. Time to apply!

Family Arts Campaign celebrate last year’s events for families. Time to apply!

6th April 2020

Despite our current situation, we felt that it was more important than ever to celebrate the excellent organisations who delivered events for families over the previous year. Do you put on fantastic festival events for families last year? Are you inclusive and welcoming to all ages? Or perhaps you've been delivering new projects for your older visitors? Then it's time to enter the Fanta...

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Folks At Home

Folks At Home

30th March 2020

Imagine in these troubled times a folk festival that comes safely to you on screen and you have Folks At Home, an on-line event comprising of filmed performances, workshops, interviews and even market stalls just like any other festival. Enjoy the festival at home, watch as many times as you choose, as if it were your very own festival.? Tickets are just £25  (just £1 for ea...

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Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror

Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror

28th February 2020

Security Minister James Brokenshire today (Monday 24 February 2020) announced plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the manifesto commitment to improve the safety and security of public venues and spaces, the new ‘Protect Duty’ will reflect l...

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Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

28th January 2019

    “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 arts and culture conference will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector. This event will bring creati...

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A Greener Festival Award - 2017

A Greener Festival Award - 2017

6th April 2017

Calling all Festivals and Events. Applications are open for the Greener Festival Award Assessment 2017. If you haven't already please submit your request to apply ASAP for UK, North American and European Events. About The Award Events are able to immediately enter for the Greener Festival Award 2017, provided that they meet the minimum requirement to submit their events Susta...

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Fleetwood Folk & Blues - SpringSong and FolkFolly 31 March - 1 April 2017

Fleetwood Folk & Blues - SpringSong and FolkFolly 31 March - 1 April 2017

28th March 2017

There’s been a lot going on for Fleetwood Folk & Blues, and we’re well on the way with plans for FaB Weekend this September (1st to 3rd). Meanwhile we have other events afoot. Springsong & Folkfolly We are hosting a weekend of ‘SpringSong & FolkFolly’, 31st March and 1st April presenting some artists who will be performing at FaB Weekend this year. Fleetwood Bow...

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The ice cap continues to melt!

The ice cap continues to melt!

28th March 2017

Donald Trump Says It Isn’t Happening and Has Taken Sustainability Off the White House Website!! It is expected that by 2050 much of the UK coastal areas will be underwater. “Would you agree that we all have a duty to try and halt this erosion and leave a better world for our grandchildren to continue running festivals and events?” Who is responsible for sustainability at...

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