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Industry Insights: Kate Morel

Kate gives an insight into why residential treehouses cost what they do. FROM MY DIARY The hawthorn blossom is in full bloom which means the summer season is upon us and it’s all systems go […]

NOEA Convention 2018

NOEA Announces Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards 2018 has been announced. Susan Tanner, NOEA’s chief executive, said: “This year saw an increase in detailed entries, many deserving to be a finalist. Consequently, […]

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Glampsites may be Missing out on Early Bookings

Some glamping and camping sites are missing out on vital revenue, bookings website has warned. Early demand for advanced bookings this year have risen, following a hot summer and positive consumer sentiment. But many […]

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Furniture Trends

Industrial, tech and coral – Europa International’s Helen Lowe talks us through what’s hot in event furniture for 2019. And just like that 2018 has been and gone. It was a pretty epic year to […]

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AFO Conference Agenda

What’s on at this year’s Association of Festival Organisers Conference. The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) has announced further details of the agenda for this year’s conference on 9, 10 and 11 November. Taking place […]

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24 Hours

24 Hours with… Shell Robshaw-Bryan

We join glamping ‘influencer’ Shell Robshaw-Bryan on a short trip away creating content for her blog which ranks first in Google. This morning (a very rare Saturday morning at home!) I start my day at […]

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Product Snap Shots: Heat, Power & Lighting

SMC TL55 Solar Morris Site Machinery 0345 409 0280 Morris Site Machinery is helping light the way for event organisers looking to reduce their impact on the environment with its innovative SMC TL55 Solar […]

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Heat, Power and Lighting

Love Summer Festival Description: Weekend music festival in Plymouth, Devon Product: 12 x 20KVA generators, 8 x Trime X-eco lights Supplier: Brandon Hire Telephone: 0333 2000 836 Website: Details: Brandon Hire’s highly experienced South […]

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NOEA: It Couldn’t Happen to Me!

Two NOEA members share their close shave stories highlighting the importance of risk mitigation at events – the theme of this year’s NOEA convention. This year the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Annual Convention has […]

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Cue the Music

Joe Heap helps us with the balancing act of festival programming. The whole business of programming and building a line up seems to get harder year on year. I’ve been working in festivals for 20 […]

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It’s a Team Thing

Event production expert John Radford on the importance of teamwork in the ever changing world of outdoor events. Wow, we are already at the end of summer 2018 and what a year it’s been. After […]

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Case Studies

The Vicar’s Picnic

‘Kent’s biggest little music festival’ – a testament to its dedicated voluntary team. Who could have thought that a group of friends’ disappointment over Glastonbury tickets six years ago would lead to a nomination for […]