Ice skating
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Skating Success

30th November 2016

We ask Arena Ice’s James Anderson to explains why a temporary ice rink can be a lucrative addition to a venue during the winter months There is nothing that gets people more in the festive […]

Sustainable festival
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Sustainable Events

29th November 2016

What can we do to make outdoor events more sustainable? asks NCASS director Mark Laurie With world powers committing to endeavour to limit global warming to below the agreed two degree point of no return, […]

Map
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Site Plans

29th November 2016

A Q&A with Rik Haines of Tarren Production on how to critique the viability of a site for an outdoor event, and how to create a site plan Be it a festival, country show or […]

Firefly solar panels at a festival
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Time for Change

14th September 2016

A road map to greener power at events, courtesy of Powerful Thinking. Power is generally one of the five largest single production costs for an event, and the most significant source of environmental impact, particularly […]

Working with Councils
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Working with Councils

14th September 2016

Event organiser Julie Whalley knows a thing or two about how the local council can help or hinder your event. Your local council, believe it or not, is actually run by human beings known as […]

Paying with card
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Card Payments

14th September 2016

Tally Wade takes a look at the options available for processing card payments at outdoor events. It is a sign of the times that the use of cheques is pretty much dead and we are […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Stewards and Marshals
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Visitor Management

21st July 2016

Tally Wade talks to industry experts about successful visitor management – from planning to safety, controlling movement and making a good impression. Visitor management is a legal requirement of any event. In line with guidance […]

Storm Warning
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When Storm Clouds Gather

21st July 2016

Last November, as the rain grew heavier, Julie Whalley was starting to feel anxious about the Christmas event she was planning, but nothing could have prepared her for what happened next. Having been an event […]

Starry Skies
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The Association of Independent Festivals

21st July 2016

The Association of Independent Festivals provides a collective voice for the independent festival sector, representing members on a range of issues and pushing for positive change. National trade organisation The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) […]

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Why Wi-Fi?

31st May 2016

In this Q&A with Morgan Denton, Open Air Business learns that supplying Wi-Fi to an outdoor event is not about having the biggest aerial! How is Wi-Fi use changing at outdoor events? We have noticed […]