Month: September 2020

#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…