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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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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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Aquaforno II The Ultimate in Outdoor Cooking

Aquaforno II The Ultimate in Outdoor Cooking

21st March 2018

The Aquaforno II The All in One multi-fueled grill, pizza oven, smoker, brazier,fire pit,clothes dryer with internal boiler, in one beautifully designed portable stove. So you can be in your favourite places and eat your favourite foods. The new and improved version of the classic Aquaforno adds that extra dimension to your outdoor experience. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aquaforno-ii-the...

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Repaint your Festival

Repaint your Festival

21st March 2018

Spring is here and festivals are just around the corner! Do you need paint for your festival event? Community RePaint is the answer! We are a non-profit distributing company that collects reusable, leftover paint and re-distributes it at very low cost to individuals, families, communities and charities in need, improving the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the UK.  ...

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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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