ABBA announce secretive digital experience

Swedish pop phenomenon ABBA have teamed up with entrepreneur Simon Fuller and Universal Music Group to launch a digital entertainment experience. Though Fuller only teased what the full collaboration will look like, he confirmed that it will use the latest digital and virtual reality technology to create an original experience with the band, enabling a

Dizzee Rascal plays Olympic venue

London’s Copper Box Arena played host to Dizzee Rascal this past weekend as part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour.

Entry call for 2017 Event Production Awards

The Event Production Awards (EPAs) 2017, which will take place on 1 March at the Lancaster London Hotel, are now open for entries. For 2017, the awards will be returning to their roots and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the industry – the suppliers. Entries are free and the full list of

Access announces EPS stand winners

The competition gave SME event businesses a chance to win one of two stands on offer at the 2017 Event Production Show (EPS), taking place 1-2 March at Olympia London.

Event profs create one-off BFI venue

Arena Group designed and built London’s largest temporary cinema venue as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of BFI’s London Film Festival. The festival, which took place on 5-16 October, featured interviews with Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and appearances from Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman promoting their film Lion. Throughout the 11-day festival, a

Industry research to be unveiled at SES

Delegates at the Sustainable Events Summit (SES) on 21 November will hear the findings of research by Positive Impact on event sustainability. The research, commissioned by SES, has seen non-profit sustainability specialist Positive Impact canvas more than 100 brands. The findings of the research will be made available exclusively to delegates at the summit, who

Pride organisers launch new network

The UK Pride Organisers Network (UKPON) aims to bring together Pride organisers to share best practice, ideas, learn together and network.

Stamford Bridge celebrates Attenborough

Stamford Bridge teamed up with BAFTA to host a gala evening at the stadium to celebrate the life of Richard Attenborough and raise funds for his charitable trust. The evening saw a host of stars descend on the stadium, including Sir David Attenborough, Imelda Staunton, Dame Penelope Winton and sporting stars Terry Venables and Lawrence

Symphotech supplies Lockdown Festival

Symphotech managed health & safety for the inaugural edition of Lockdown Festival, which took place on 9-11 September at Powderham Castle. The festival welcomed 7,000 dance music fans to the castle grounds, along with headline artists Tinie Tempah, Katy B and Stormzy. Organsier UK Live hired Symphotech to upgrade the medical and welfare facilities onsite

Access at Showman’s Show

On 19-20 October, Access headed up to Newbury Showground for the 2016 edition of Showman’s Show! Here’s what you missed from Day 1, event profs. What did you think of this year’s Showman’s Show? Let us know on Twitter @Access_AA.

Sodexo acquires Peyton Events

Service provider Sodexo Ltd has announced the acquisition of Peyton Events, the catering arm of Peyton and Byrne. Peyton Events currently operates in a range of London venues including The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, IWM London and the Saatchi Gallery. The acquisition will strengthen Sodexo’s presence in the capital and

‘Brexit Boom’ prompts rise in hospitality bookings

Stamford Bridge and London & Partners have reported a rise in post-Brexit enquiries attributed to the falling value of the pound.

Movers & shakers: 17.10.16

People moves at drp, Vivid Event Group, Farnborough International and more.

Swiss take the lead on Great Escape ‘17

Switzerland will be the lead international partner for The Great Escape 2017.

The Clubhouse at Twickenham launches

On 12 November, immersive match-day hospitality experience The Clubhouse at Twickenham will launch, during a rugby match between England and South Africa. Smart Experiences, the hospitality arm of Smart Group, has been awarded the title of ‘Official RFU Hospitality Licensed Operator for the experience by the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Former England rugby star Martin

[Gallery] The Deck hosts event profs for LBMW16

The Deck, on the roof of the National Theatre, hosted event media and organisers on 6 October for