Arena Group lands Rugby World Cup contract

England 2015 has appointed Arena Group as the official contracted supplier of temporary overlay at Rugby World Cup 2015. The event will take place at more than 50 venues around the UK, 18 September – 31 October 2015. Arena Group will be a turnkey supplier, providing temporary overlay to all 54 venues, including 13 stadium

8th Plate collects ten tonnes of edible food waste from Glastonbury

Food waste project 8th Plate has collected and will redistribute more than 10 tonnes of edible food waste from Glastonbury this year. The project, launched at Glastonbury following a successful trial last year, is an initiative led by FareShare South West, supported by The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) and A Greener Festival; it was established to

V Festival site signs five-year deal to join Lime Venue Portfolio

Stately home Weston Park, on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, has signed a five-year, £5m contract with Levy Restaurants UK,

How Blenheim Palace’s Great Court gigs came to fruition

“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” Winston Churchill. In terms of events at least, Blenheim Palace, Churchill”s birthplace, is a case in point. The summer diary at Blenheim, “the most stunning World Heritage Site in the world,” according to chief executive John Hoy, is busy. It hosts the likes of the Grand

Rapier hires Arena Group for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Arena Group installed its new roof system, on behalf of Rapier, for the Renault stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 25 – 28, 2015. Rapier contracted Arena Structures to construct the Renault structure, which housed a presentation of a selection of motorsport models within the Moving Motorshow element of the festival. View image |

Should festivals get more TV coverage?

Coverage is a divisive issue for festival organisers, with some craving the apparent prestige, and some preferring to remain hidden from the mass market. “Whilst Glastonbury is certainly a great event for the BBC to support, it would be nice for them to look at some smaller festivals that offer a totally different experience, but something

Fineline supplies Glastonbury for 24th year

Glastonbury Festival presented another mixture of music, performance, entertainment and culture from around the globe showcased last weekend (24-28 June). Fineline Lighting resumed their working relationship with the festival, which has now stretched over a period of at least 24 years. They supplied lighting for the Acoustic Stage, Astrolabe Theatre, Cabaret and Circus venues and

In pictures: ISES aims to double membership as new board named

ISES UK’s new incoming president Kevin Jackson last night announced plans to double membership as a new board was revealed. Some 70 event professionals attended an event at the South African-themed Shaka Zulu to mark the presidency transfer as Kevin Jackson takes over from Kelly Baker. Jackson – who recently announced he was leaving George

Fantastic Fireworks, Hawthorns, Lasersound team up for VW Finance event

Fantastic Fireworks, Hawthorns and Lasersound are among the companies that helped put on the opening event for VW Finance’s £25m headquarters. The event, which took place on 25 April, featured fireworks, flames, lasers and lighting for the opening of VW Finance’s new £25 million building in Milton Keynes. The ceremony also included a performance by

De Boer provides ‘Floral Marquee’ for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Floral Marquee, provided by De Boer, is the focal point for the largest flower show in the world, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. De Boer recently built the Floral Marquee, providing 6,750sqm of exhibition space, big enough to cover a football pitch, and this year will feature more than 100 nurseries and

PRG to acquire XL Video

PRG chairman & CEO Jeremiah J. Harris and Lucas Covers, the group CEO of XL Video jointly made the announcement yesterday (6 May). The transaction is expected to close before the end of the second quarter subject to customary closing conditions. XL Video, founded in 1995, supplies video services for events including the Olivier Awards

Venue Lowdown: Dewsall Court

Access gets the lowdown on Hertfordshire indoor and outdoor event space Dewsall Court, as well as a gallery of pictures. Where is it? Dewsall Court is a Grade II-listed country house retreat with 10 bedrooms, set in 15 acres of private grounds. The property is 20 minutes from major motorway networks and national rail. It

White Light begins new role at Central Hall Westminster

White Light has begun its role as the production service partner at Central Hall Westminster, the largest conference