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The UKCMA release statement about the Manchester Arena inquiry

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) have today released a statement regarding the Manchester Arena inquiry. The inquest, which is an independent public inquiry, commenced on the 7th September 2020 and has been implemented to investigate the deaths of…

How do you become a Covid-19 Officer?

Emma Foster, Director at Foster Events & Projects, talks us through her experience acting as a Covid-19 Officer for the first time and the challenge of knowing exactly what this unprecedented role would involve….

The Role Mass Notification Plays in Event Security

Paul Shain, President and CEO of Singlewire Software talks The Crowd magazine through the role that mass notification plays in event security… Live events pose a number of challenges when it comes to planning and executing a security plan. Event…

Rock Safely Announce Car Park Panto Partnership

Rock Safely have announced that they’ll once again be teaming up with Coalition Agency for Car Park Panto, a spin-off from the highly successful Car Park Party earlier this summer. The business delivered event safety solutions for five installments of…

#WeMakeEvents: Global Action Day

A day of action is taking place worldwide today (Wednesday 30th September 2020) to support the struggling events industry. Global Action Day is taking place under the banner of #WeMakeEvents – the international movement highlighting the event sector’s urgent need…

Opinion: Live from the Living Room

Aysha Dunmore is a freelance writer with an FdA in Music (Performing Arts), with a final major in events from Newcastle University. She has provided a full account of her family’s experience of “live” entertainment throughout the UK’s lockdown period…

Manchester Arena victim’s mother supports ground-breaking counter-terrorism course

Days after hearing harrowing evidence at the Manchester Arena inquiry, a bomb victim’s mother is at the University of Cumbria to support the start of a pioneering counter-terrorism risk management course.

The Drive-in Experience

For those events that are able to go ahead, they’re doing so under unprecedented conditions. One “new” form of entertainment (or old?) is the return of drive-through events.

Controlled Events: Life with No Crowds

With no crowds, silent radio channels and vacant control rooms, Controlled Events faced a daunting challenge. As for many companies across the industry, the arrival of Covid-19 has brought unprecedented circumstances. Plans have been changed, resources redistributed and diversification strategies rapidly deployed.

Event Anti-Drone Operation Hailed A Success

A major police operation which recently took place at York Racecourse over the four-day Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival has been hailed a success. The initiative, which dealt with numerous illegal drones over the course of the event, protected the…