Starry Skies
Events: Know How

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) […]

M5 at Spetchley
Events: Case Studies

M5: Living History Comes Alive

21st July 2016

In August, one of the country’s largest gatherings of military re-enactors will descend on Spetchley Gardens for the 10th year in a row. The picturesque garden and parkland at Spetchley Park is set in acres […]

Events: Know How

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 […]

Events: Know How

Safe, Profitable Events

31st May 2016

Mark Laurie’s 10 point check list for success at outdoor events. When it comes to running a public event there is much you should know and do to ensure that it’s safe, legally compliant and, […]

Hummingbird-Tipi-Camp
Events: Know How

Festival Glamping

30th May 2016

More than just an extra revenue stream, to offer glamping accommodation at festivals opens up a whole new clientele writes Ian Hamilton. Ten years ago ‘glamping’ didn’t exist in the lexicon of hip-talk. There were […]

Hodder-Valley-Vegetables
Events: Case Studies

Hodder Valley Show

30th May 2016

A traditional agricultural show where the centrepiece remains the livestock itself. Tracing its history back to 1864, the Hodder Valley Show prides itself on being a traditional agricultural and horticultural event and a perfect family […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Events: Know How

Stage Specifics

1st May 2016

Specifying a stage, writes Jane Russen of Star Events Ltd, requires careful consideration but it is nothing a good supplier can’t handle. Anywhere you want to bring together a number of people and focus their […]

Events: Know How

Care Free Catering

29th April 2016

There’s a whole raft of free services available to event organisers from the Nationwide Caterers Association, writes Mark Laurie. You may already have heard about the work the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) undertakes to help […]

Events: Know How

Estate Events

29th April 2016

Simon Foster, director of Commercial Heritage, Savills, looks at how owners of historic houses and rural estates might maximise their revenue streams. The national contribution of historic houses – economically, culturally, socially and through education […]

Events: Case Studies

The Goodlife Experience

29th April 2016

A family friendly festival with originality at its core. The Good Life Experience takes place at Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, North East Wales, from 16-18 September. This is an event with therapeutic qualities – good food, […]