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Post-Covid Responsibility

16th September 2020

Selina Donald, The Bulb, presents her guide to sustainability, safety and events in a post-lockdown era. We could never have forecasted the impact of Covid-19, but it’s not too late to learn from this and […]

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New Ideas

16th September 2020

Resilient festival organisers create new style events, says AFO’s Steve Heap. The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) has always known its members are dedicated and resilient, but we really did not expect so many events […]

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Social Distancing Tools

2nd September 2020

OnePlan’s Paul Foster introduces his calculators for delivering socially distanced events. In any other year, summer festival season in the UK would be in full swing. However, the current government regulations to control the spread […]

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The Emergence of Events?

2nd September 2020

Iain Beaumont explains how to build a strong case in applying for the government’s £1.57bn support package and how to succeed in a new world for events. If, like me, you’ve wondered whether or not […]

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Covid-19 Comment: Event Sector

2nd September 2020

Industry stalwarts on the state of the event sector in light of Covid-19. Jim Winship Secretary of the Events Industry Forum The Event Industry Forum (EIF) and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport […]

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Event Opportunities in a COVID-19 World

28th May 2020

Venues and Ventures’ Iain Beaumont delivers some positive news about an end of year bounce back. 2020 has unequivocally taken the top spot on the ‘worst year for the events industry’ podium and the early […]

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Necessary Change

10th April 2020

Fresh from its launch last month, Festival Vision 2025 is providing tangible, change-making resources to empower our industry to make ambitious and necessary changes. Vision 2025 aims to inspire and support a 50 per cent […]

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COVID-19: Next Steps

10th April 2020

Iain Beaumont addresses how to mitigate financial risk as coronovirus effects live events. The last month has been a particularly turbulent time for the events and hospitality industry. COVID-19 needs no introduction and the impact […]

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Testing Times

10th April 2020

Simon Hughes, vice chair of BVEP, on the work trade associations are doing to protect the events industry against the effects of COVID-19. “We have a simple message to all countries – test, test, test,” […]

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Food Trends

29th February 2020

Make sure to plan the right food offering at your next event with a trend report from Mark Laurie. It’s been a decade of change for the food industry. Just 10 years ago, hashtags such […]

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Getting the Plan on Paper

29th February 2020

Planning, ignore it at your peril says Carl A H Martin. Several years ago I was asked to be involved in a question and answer session at a festival association meeting. The question of planning […]

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Guest Comment: Mark Laurie

28th January 2020

NCASS director Mark Laurie explains how the ‘experience economy’ has put food centre stage at outdoor events. The past five years has seen music festivals grow and diversify enormously. One of the reasons for this […]