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Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

8th May 2018

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands We're proud to have been the Official Ticketing Partner of Oxjam for the last decade. It's the UK’s largest grassroots music festival, and they need aspiring Festival Managers to run events in the Midlands this Octob...

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Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

3rd May 2018

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers.   StubHub, GETMEIN! and Seatwave have formally committed to ensuring better information will be given about tickets being resold through their platforms. This builds on changes they had already made during the course of the Competition ...

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Sustainability

Sustainability

3rd May 2018

SUSTAINABILITY   There is no such thing as AWAY   ‘Tidy up’, ‘throw it away’ are quite common phrases in the western world’s way of life.  But where actually is AWAY?  Is it on a fire, creating pollutant smoke?  Is it to a landfill bin, poisoning the earth?  Or does it find its way into the river, and then ...

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Press Release: Jenny Morris Joins NCASS

Press Release: Jenny Morris Joins NCASS

3rd May 2018

Jenny Morris MBE joins NCASS The Nationwide Caterers Association is delighted to announce that Jenny Morris MBE has joined the organisation as an advisor to the board on strategy and food safety. As the independent food sector continues to experience incredible growth, SME and micro businesses are offering more diverse food than ever and as their trade association we have taken this step to ens...

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NOEA Newsletter

NOEA Newsletter

3rd May 2018

April Newsletter   Stage Lighting ...

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Family Arts Campaign

Family Arts Campaign

24th April 2018

      Family Arts Leadership Symposium   The Family Arts Campaign is delighted to announce our first ever Family Arts Leadership Symposium. Established and emerging cultural leaders are invited to engage in the big issues affecting working with famili...

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Rock City Stage Crew

Rock City Stage Crew

24th April 2018

Rock City Stage Crew is an award winning family run business, established in 1990, that supplies personnel and training to the Live Events Industry throughout the UK.  In 2017, they balanced their fuel use from crew travel and from onsite vehicles used for We Are Fstvl, Download, Lovebox, Wilderness, Creamfields, Boomtown, Reading and BBC Hyde Park.   Rock City are committed to ens...

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Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL  CANCELLED

Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL CANCELLED

23rd April 2018

It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to announce that this year’s festival cannot go ahead. Beverley Folk Festival is a non-profit-making organisation, run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Unfortunately we have recently discovered that we have lost our primary source of funding so we simply do not have the money to pay for either the infrastructure or the performers....

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Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

22nd April 2018

  PLEASE BE AWARE OF A CURRENT SCAM ALERT Rosetone Event Furniture have been alerted by several of our Customers of a SCAM that is doing the rounds. PLEASE TO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. Chairs and sometimes Tables are HIRED by a softly spoken customer, who usually explains that he has been let down by another Hire Company.  He needs to hire quite quickly and arranges to Pay by ...

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AFO Code of Practice

AFO Code of Practice

14th April 2018

CODE OF BEST PRACTICE FOR FESTIVALS & EVENTS The Association of Festival Organisers is open to any festival or event organiser who wishes to share their knowledge and experiences, learn, teach and strive for good standards in festival work. This Code of Best Practice is reviewed and amended from time to time by the membership. Association of Festival Organisers members agre...

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Traditional Music Forum

Traditional Music Forum

12th April 2018

TMF Newsletter April 2018 ...

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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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