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Event Glamping Lessons

28th November 2020

Tom Critchley, MD of Caboose & Co, shares his advice for event organisers looking to offer glamping either as part of an event or instead of! Now more than ever, businesses need to diversify and […]

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Coping with Covid: Bristol Craft Beer Festival

28th November 2020

A Q&A with Greg Wells, organiser of the Bristol Craft Beer Festival which went ahead post-lockdown with 2,500 visitors for a series of ticketed sessions across three days in September. What was your original plan […]

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A New Festival World

28th November 2020

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is here for you, says chairman Steve Heap. Since the devastating blow of festival cancellation in 2020 there has been an air of concern, sometimes despair, and very rarely […]

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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,” […]