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Small Events

15th January 2017

Andy Grove, interim president of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), considers the public appeal of small and medium sized events One of the greatest things about events is their diversity. One dictionary definition of […]

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How to Run a Food Event

14th January 2017

How to run a successful street food event, with advice from The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) and the lessons learned from it’s own Digbeth Dining Club In 2013, NCASS was tasked by the EU with […]

Ice skating
Events: Know How

Skating Success

30th November 2016

We ask Arena Ice’s James Anderson to explains why a temporary ice rink can be a lucrative addition to a venue during the winter months There is nothing that gets people more in the festive […]

Sustainable festival
Events: Know How

Sustainable Events

29th November 2016

What can we do to make outdoor events more sustainable? asks NCASS director Mark Laurie With world powers committing to endeavour to limit global warming to below the agreed two degree point of no return, […]

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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 […]

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Firefly solar panels at a festival
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]