Gallowglass threatens Olympic Stadium sabotage during Rugby World Cup

Events supplier Gallowglass is threatening action against the Rugby World Cup over an unpaid bill, The Telegraph reports. Gallowglass director Nick Grecian told the paper that his company is owed £712,000 for work done on the Olympic Stadium’s retractable seats. The venue is due to host one more Rugby World Cup game on 30 October.

Blog: Making small venues accessible

To coincide with Venues Day on 20 October 2015 at the Ministry of Sound, run by the Music Venue Trust, this month’s blog focuses on the simple ways that small venues can become accessible. Attitude is Everything will be represented by the Project Team at the event – Gideon Feldman – senior projects manager, Paul

VER partners with RealityPartners

Production equipment and engineering support company VER has partnered with Netherlands-based RealityPartners to become VER-RealityPartners. The partnership adds

Event Technology of the Year finalists announced

EventMB, online resource for trends, technology, innovation and education for the event industry has announced the five finalists of

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

eResponse Crowd Safety appoints expert

Safety and security specialist Robbie Naish has joined eResponse Crowd Safety. Naish will work closely with eResponse’s crowd

Event Production Awards entries now open

Entries for the Event Production Awards are now open, organiser Mash Media has announced today. The 2016 return of the annual gala dinner and ceremony was announced last week, with the awards returning to the Lancaster London Hotel on 12 February 2016. New categories for 2016 include Best Cultural/Food (non-music) Event, Best Sustainable Event, Best Indoor

Revolution number 9: Block9 talks Dismaland, Glastonbury and Lana Del Rey

“Dismaland is both crushing and violent, but also amazingly poetic and hilarious all at once,” Block9 co-founder Gideon Berger View image | Following its work on Banksy’s Dismaland, Block9 talks Glastonbury, politics and hoarding cultural relics. Uncompromising, politically engaged and always searching for the next big idea, Block9 has spent the last 10 years

Battersea Evolution opens new Mezzanine level

Battersea Evolution has opened a new, more intimate events space for SMEs and businesses of 500 to 700 employees or less. The new Mezzanine level comes following research that showed 21 per cent of companies surveyed would be interested in booking events at Battersea Evolution if a smaller space was offered on site. The space

Lisa Brown joins The Ticket Factory

The Ticket Factory, part of the NEC Group, has announced the appointment of Lisa Brown as client services director, where she look after the Genting Arena and Barclaycard Arena accounts as well as wider promoter allocations and artist services. Brown was previously senior ticketing manager at AXS, primarily looking after The O2 Arena in London

Shooting Partners Ltd sold in MBO

Anna Valley owner Shooting Partners Ltd has been sold by its founders Phil White and Sue Robinson in a MBO. A team of six of directors and senior managers have bought the company in a strategic management buyout. The business, which owns Anna Valley Ltd as well as Shooting Partners, has been bought by Steve

Manchester to host final CDM Roadshow

Manchester Central is to host the last Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Roadshow event of the year, on

Hawthorn unveils new brand at PLASA

Creative technical event production company Hawthorn has unveiled its new brand at PLASA 2015, currently taking place at Excel London. With the acquisition of Core Creative, drapes brand Rex Howard and creative technical production business Anagram, top brass at the company decided it was time to amalgamate the brands into one – Hawthorn. Hawthorn is

Blitz|GES enters partnership with Olympia

Blitz|GES, a GES Global Company has secured a new three-year contract with Olympia London, to provide a range