Event Production Awards deadline extended

Entries for the Event Production Awards have been extended to this Friday (27 November), organiser Mash Media has announced. “It looks like we will have a record number of entries again for the 2016 event given the rush of entries on Friday and the number of companies who have asked for more time,” said Duncan Siegle,

New study reveals millennials’ top draw events

Millennials have said big ticket events are the shape of the future, according to a study launched at

Sledge announces new acquisition, rebrand and recruits

Event agency Sledge has announced a strategy to reposition itself as a ‘perception changing, large-scale corporate and public

ATP World Tour: Tennis with added tension

With a US$6m prize for the winner, the Barclays ATP World Tour Final rounds off the men’s professional

New head of talent for Hire Space

Online venue marketplace Hire Space has appointed Richa Chugh in a newly-created role as head of talent. With

Blackout brings Christmas to Covent Garden

Blackout helped turn Covent Garden Market into a Christmas wonderland with the installation of more than 42 giant

Event Production Awards entries now open

Entries for the Event Production Awards are now open, organiser Mash Media has announced today. The 2016 return

The Doctor will see you now

Doctor Who launches its first-ever festival this month. Access travels through space and time to get the behind-the-scenes scoop This Access reporter watched Doctor Who for the first time six years ago. A friend, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate and engineer, was surprised. “Isn’t that show for geeks?” he asked. How little he knew.

Cheltenham Racecourse opens new Princess Royal Stand

Cheltenham Racecourse is to launch one of 2015’s biggest investments in UK sport, The Princess Royal Stand. The Stand will represent major new innovations around the public catering offering and feature state of the art entertaining areas for hospitality clients, Cheltenham’s racehorse owners and trainers. The development will also see the opening of The Royal Box

Sensory tech brings new dimension to events, says London & Partners research

Technology in meetings and events can be very powerful tools, said London & Partners and CWT Meetings &

Silverstone Classic tickets on sale for 2016

Tickets for the Silverstone Classic go on sale today (12 November) for the 2016 edition, which will take place next summer on 29-31 July. This year’s Silver Jubilee, celebrating the Classic’s 25th anniversary, attracted more than 100,000 visitors – a record for the event. The Silverstone Classic promotes an ‘access all areas’ attitude, with the

BST ticket partner Amazon announces first 2016 headliner

Take That has been announced as the first headliner for the 2016 Barclaycard presents British Summer Time concert series in Hyde Park. The reunited band, minus Robbie Williams, will take the stage on 9 July 2016. Tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow (11 November) with official ticket partner Amazon. General release then begins on 13 November.

Attitude is Everything, AIF launch digital campaign

Attitude is Everything and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) have announced a new online campaign to benefit millions of deaf and disabled music fans. Launched at AIF’s Festival Congress in Cardiff, ‘Access Starts Online’ aims to ensure that the UK’s independent music festivals are providing a designated and detailed access information page on their

White Light helped make Rugby World Cup success

White Light provided the lighting, sound and production support for this year’s Rugby World Cup, which finished last Saturday (31 October) with New Zealand winning the Webb Ellis Cup. The company was able to offer the Rugby World Cup a whole range of its production services, including constructing three studio and two pitch-side sets for the ITV

AIF and MU unveil new agreement at Festival Congress

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have announced an agreement that will formalise the existing relationship between emerging artists and independent festivals represented by AIF. Both organisations define an emerging artist as one not represented by an agent or management, as well as those with representation but at the outset

Emma Hudson promoted to Access editor

Mash Media has announced that Emma Hudson has been promoted to the role of editor of Access All Areas.  Hudson, 26, joined the company in January 2014 as staff writer and has since gone on to play a significant role in the recent re-launch of AAA. Speaking after the announcement, managing editor, exhibition and events portfolio,

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