Event Production Awards to return February 2016

The Event Production Awards (EPAs) will return for its fifth outing on 12 February 2016, organiser Mash Media announced today. The awards, which recognise excellence in the outdoor and indoor events industry, will return for the third time to The Lancaster London Hotel.  New categories have also been announced, with Best Culture/Food (non-music) Event, Best

Me, Myself & I: Wayne Hemingway talks events in the modern age

The co-founder of Red or Dead and chair of South Coast Design Forum launched the Vintage Festival in 2010 and his events portfolio has since diversified to include cultural and community focused events including Dreamland, Urban Village Fete and the Classic Car Boot Sale This is an expanded online version of the exclusive interview that

In pictures: Stageco’s work on the Foo Fighters tour

Stageco has revealed its work on the Foo Fighters’ tour, where injured frontman Dave Grohl appeared on a custom built ‘Iron Throne’. Falling from the stage and breaking his leg in front of a 52,000-capacity crowd was not part of Dave Grohl’s script when Foo Fighters played Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium in June during their Sonic

Suppliers to be rated on new website

A new online marketplace is hoping to bring the global events industry closer together. Event Club, an online social marketplace for the events industry, has launched and already boasts more than 500 listed events companies from 15 countries and 16 cities around the world. Founded by former Harvey Goldsmith and Wasserman employee Glyn Hooper, Event Club

Ticketscript appoints country director UK and Ireland

Ticketscript, the self-ticketing service company, has appointed Charlie Sefi as country director UK and Ireland to further the business’ success in

Restoring Banqueting House’s history

Banqueting House Whitehall is getting a facelift. The central London venue – just a few steps from Downing Street and around the corner from Parliament – is currently hidden from street view by scaffolding and screens. But behind that mask is a flurry of activity, as owners Historic Royal Palaces work to bring new life

Corporations demanding social impact, says Connection Crew

Connection Crew has identified a new trend in companies favouring social enterprise on event tender documents. Despite initially being overlooked by many, social enterprise is now undergoing a sea change in demand, according to Connection Crew director Charlie Dorman. He told Access that big international corporations are now demanding social impact in their supply chains.

BVEP launches industry research initiative

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has announced the launch of its industry ‘research on research’ project,

Cashless ticketing company Intellitix launches IntelliPad

Intellitix has launched a cashless software system, IntelliPad, which uses tablet technology. The RFID company has launched a new line of hardware providing a new way to ease deployments at selected event sites. IntelliPad uses Intellitix’s proprietary closed-loop system, operating seamlessly both online and offline, ensuring 100 per cent uptime throughout the event without any interruptions. The

American Express Foundation funds Brighton Festival and Dome

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has been awarded US$80,000 (£52,000) from the American Express foundation to restore some of Brighton Dome’s heritage features. The grant will enable a variety of improvements including renovations of the Dome’s decorative pinnacles, distinctive mosaic flooring and upgrades to the Concert Hall’s art deco ceiling. For the past four years

Blog: Disposable plastic is so yesterday

Kambe Events says the events industry needs to get behind the future of plastic use at events. The sentiment in San Francisco, the first city to ban the sale of plastic bottles at public events was: “We had big public events for decades without plastic bottles and we’ll do fine without them again,” Joshua Arce, chairman

Peachy Productions on working with Jägermeister at five festivals

Peachy Productions’ Beverley Dormand reveals the build challenges and creative vision behind Jägermeister’s pop-up at five festivals including Bestival. The Brief Our challenge was to demonstrate and cost how we would take a concept and bring it to reality using a portable structure, clad inside and out with custom sets then enhance using sound and

Stageco supplies Swiss Energy Air concert

Stageco supplied staging and other temporary structures to Swiss radio station NRJ’s second Energy Air concert earlier this month (5 September), held at Berne’s Stade de Suisse. The event attracted 40,000 fans, with a five hour line-up including included Robin Thicke, Hurts, Kygo and Remady & Manu-L, along with 14 other Swiss and international acts.

Star Events joins Showman’s Show

Star Events is returning to Showman’s Show (21-22 October) after a strong summer season, which saw the company provide infrastructure at grass, tarmac and water events. The Star stand, at the corner of Avenues B and G, will focus on the company’s seating and fencing & barriers portfolio, which has featured at events including Latitude