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Making Places

We Are Placemaking’s Louisa Bass explains how events celebrate and strengthen communities. Over the past year we have experienced many significant changes to the way in which we have had to adapt to our new […]


Empathetic Event Marketing

Karen Fewell gives insight into the psychology of marketing outdoor experiences during the pandemic. The pandemic has disrupted daily routines and lifestyles and although our personality traits are relatively stable, they do evolve through life […]

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Crystal Ball

We ask event industry experts for their predictions for industry in 2021. Gill Tee Co-founder/festival director, Black Deer Festival, and MD, entertee events / How do you see events in 2021 panning out? […]

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Event Glamping Lessons

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 […]