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Events: Know How

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 […]

Music Festival
Events: Case Studies

KingsStock Music Festival

29th November 2016

A deliberate ‘slow grow’ strategy has kept financial risk at a minimum while creating a solid reputation for a music festival that celebrates creativity What began as a community-focused event in a garden near Cambridge […]

Firefly solar panels at a festival
Events: Know How

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
Events: Know How

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
Events: Know How

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 […]

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza
Events: Case Studies

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

14th September 2016

Founded to bring tourism back to Llandudno, this May Bank Holiday event now attracts over 500,000 people to the town. Designed to celebrate the ‘lavish Victorian splendour’ of Llandudno, the Victorian Extravaganza is a huge […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Stewards and Marshals
Events: Know How

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
Events: Know How

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
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 […]