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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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Come Join The Chorus

Come Join The Chorus

19th March 2018

It is with great sadness that I have to say, having heard from our friends at Chippenham Festival, that Ted Poole, organiser, folk enthusiast, MC, great chorus singer, trade unionist and all round good and kind man has passed away. Ted, with his wife Ivy, had been running folk clubs and music events in and around Swindon for about fifty years.  A great supporter of local musicians, singer/...

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International Women's Day 2018 - Important News

International Women's Day 2018 - Important News

8th March 2018

FIGHTBACK: GRASSROOTS PROMOTER  Exciting new initiative from Music Planet Live and Music Venue Trust  Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted to announce a major new partnership to reinvigorate and diversify the grassroots music scene in the UK. Fightback: Grassroots Promoter is a £100,000 in...

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Industry Green Survey 2017 Reveals UK Events Getting Smart with Power & Travel

Industry Green Survey 2017 Reveals UK Events Getting Smart with Power & Travel

7th March 2018

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the third annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey. The survey, run by Powerful Thinking, shows that the percentage of UK festivals actively working with their power suppliers to increase efficiency and reduce fuel doubled to 50% of events between 2016 and 2017. It also ...

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Looking For New Staff?

Looking For New Staff?

7th March 2018

LOOKING FOR NEW STAFF?   I was recently at Derby University Buxton Campus for the Students Industry Day and although I met with a good number of potential festival organisers in the first and second year students, one outstanding student was SARAH JONES.   She has a first-class CV and is looking for a proper job in the festival and events industry.  You will find her at...

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Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 winners announced!

Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 winners announced!

7th March 2018

UK’s most family-friendly arts and cultural organisations recognised Winners of the national Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 have been revealed at an awards ceremony at Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds Eight awards were presented across 5 categories, judged by a team of experts in arts and culture for families 12 organisations were recognised across the Awards which included Best ...

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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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Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

Donald Shaw to 'step aside' as Celtic Connections artistic director

13th February 2018

Donald Shaw is to step aside as artistic director of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in the wake of the record-breaking 25th annual event attracting more than 130,000 concert-goers for the first time ever. Read more at :https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/donald-shaw-to-step-aside-as-celtic-connections-artistic-director-1-4682665 ...

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Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

Event Counter Terrorism Risk Managers Course

13th February 2018

Member offer  The first EvCTRM Course will be between 26th Feb and 2nd March 2018 at The Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire, GL56 ORH. The cost of course the First Event Counter Terrorism Course being offered to NOEA Members is (a one time) £950.00 (Normally£ 1950). http://www.storm4events.com/page21.html...

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Event Club Party 2018

Event Club Party 2018

13th February 2018

The industry networking party of the year! Open to all live event professionals. With drinks reception, networking, specialist food and a FANTASTIC fireworks display to ensure your evening goes off with a BANG! 350 event professionals coming together! Only 150 tickets were available to non-Event Buyers Live guests. Only 23 tickets are left!  Event Buyers Live 2018 VIPs and supplier...

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Urgent News - Cash request Scam

Urgent News - Cash request Scam

12th February 2018

BEWARE CASH REQUEST SCAM Friends at Bristol Jazz Festival and World Music Engineer (Rob Ellmore) are warning us that Bristol Jazz and others have been targeted by a scam. It comes online and looks like it’s offering musicians gigs at these legitimate events and then ultimately asks for money for work permits. One or two people have already fallen foul of it.  Don’t get ca...

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The Event Club Party

The Event Club Party

31st January 2018

Tickets are available here. https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/event-buyers-live-industry-rumpus-evening/10045064...

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One-day GDPR conference

One-day GDPR conference

31st January 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. Most charities and not-for-profit organisations realise they should be reviewing their data protection practices now, and taking steps to prepare, but it can be difficult to know where to start. This one-day conference, organised by Directory of Social Change in partnership with Russell-Cooke , will feature a s...

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FEATURE OPPORTUNITY - Standout Magazine

FEATURE OPPORTUNITY - Standout Magazine

31st January 2018

And finally... FEATURE OPPORTUNITY: Do you know an event or festival organiser that is creating amazing work but doesn't shout about themselves as much as they should? Stand Out is looking for event and festival organisers only to profile for a series of upcoming features. Get in touch. [email protected] and [email protected] For the latest ev...

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Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust

17th January 2018

AGENT OF CHANGE – NOW!   We need you to help us make AGENT OF CHANGE a reality in UK Law.    Since 2015, Music Venue Trust has been campaigning for the UK government to introduce AGENT OF CHANGE into UK Law. John Spellar MP is introducing a Private Members Bill on 10 January 2018 which would make AGENT OF CHANGE a reality.  The AGENT OF CHANGE Principle i...

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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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Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

23rd December 2017

http://standoutmagazine.co.uk/coventry-host-uk-city-culture-2021/...

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Tramlines Festival 2018 moves to Hillsborough Park

Tramlines Festival 2018 moves to Hillsborough Park

18th December 2017

Tramlines Festival has revealed a new home for 2018 following the approval of its event licence. The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, will move from Sheffield city centre to Hillsborough Park. Sarah Nulty, festival director, said: “I’m delighted that our license for Hillsborough Park has been approved. We can now put our plans into practice as we...

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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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Take the Event Industry Green Survey: Sustainability goals & challenges

Take the Event Industry Green Survey: Sustainability goals & challenges

7th December 2017

Do you have 5 minutes to take part in shaping the future of sustainability at events?   I work with Powerful Thinking, the not-for-profit festival industry steering group working towards a more sustainable future for events (our steering group member logos are listed below).    Each year we conduct the annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey which asks organis...

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