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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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World Music Engineer teams up with AFO Conference 2017

World Music Engineer teams up with AFO Conference 2017

20th October 2017

AFO is proud to be working alongside World Music Engineer at Conference this year.  We have no hesitation in recommending Rob and his team to your festival or event. See here for further information.  ...

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Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival: Saturday 9 September 2017

Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival: Saturday 9 September 2017

27th September 2017

More than 3,000 seafood and music lovers braved heavy showers to attend the annual Fishstock Brixham festival on Saturday. The weather meant attendance numbers were slightly down on previous years, but the rain could not dampen the atmosphere which was electric with a fantastic line up of 22 bands playing to packed audiences on both the FalFish Acoustic and Coombe Fisheries Main Stage from 11am un...

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BVEP Regulation Survey - please respond

BVEP Regulation Survey - please respond

27th August 2017

As part of the work BVEP is engaged in with the Tourism Alliance and VisitBritain in preparing an Industrial Strategy Sector Deal, some of the submission is likely to include measures to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses. One of the proposals is to seek to extend Primary Authority across a range of regulations to which tourism and event business are subjected, so that tourism-related busi...

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Stand Out need your help

Stand Out need your help

17th August 2017

Stand Out Magazine's October edition will include features on waste management, staging and rigging and event safety. So, if your event or festival has introduced a new waste management plan, or engaged a new staging contractor, or redesigned your stages, or produced an event with an amazing rigging solution, or changed your event safety plans they would love to hear from you. Email [email protected]

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