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New Purple Guide to promote safer events launches at House of Commons

New Purple Guide to promote safer events launches at House of Commons

The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at music and other events relaunched this week, offering an in-depth guide to running safer music events. First published in 1992 by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the industry, the guide is an invaluable guide to Health and Safety for large scale events organisers from the UK and…

Noisey article - The Majors Vs The Independents.

Noisey article – The Majors Vs The Independents.

An interesting article in Noisey/Vice about the changes in festival culture. Are the independents the ones keeping it real? Has Reading and Leeds Festival forgotten what it means to choose creative and exciting acts? “With the exception of Glastonbury and the slick move of booking OutKast at Bestival, nobody seems to get truly excited about the Great British music festival…

How will 'locally-set' licensing fees affect Independent Festivals?

How will ‘locally-set’ licensing fees affect Independent Festivals?

Norman Baker (The Minister of State for Crime Prevention) today informed Parliament of the publication of a public consultation to change the way fees are set under the Licensing Act 2003. The proposal is to introduce locally-set full cost recovery by Licensing Authorities from Licensed events. The government has indicated it may set a cap on these fees. Read the…

An overview of Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014

An overview of Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014

For all those that attended the Green Events & Innovations Conference on Thursday (and for those that didn’t), here’s a handy overview of the day… [View the story “Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014″ on Storify]

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