London Union hosts winter showcase evening for event bookers

More than 25 agencies were invited to Dinerama, Shoreditch, and Hawker House, Canada Water, to sample the street

In the pub with…Jerome Maas

Access meets The Flash Pack’s MD Jerome Maas on a wintery, rainy day at Soho eatery Chotto Matte. Over espresso martinis, black cod soaked in yellow chilli miso and spicy edamame, Maas tells us about his ‘family’ business, meeting Damon Albarn and the future of event photography “We are currently based behind the Volcano Coffee

Premiership rugby club to transform the Ricoh Arena for charity

The Wasps rugby club is supporting Marie Curie by transforming the Ricoh Arena into a yellow wonderland on 3 April. The move is intended to raise awareness and funds for people living with terminal illness and their families. David Armstrong, group chief executive officer of Wasps, said: “We are proud to be supporting Marie Curie

Another record-breaking year for The O2

In 2015 The O2 was crowned the world’s busiest venue for the eighth consecutive year and welcomed more than two million visitors to the arena. The venue sold its 15 millionth ticket during the year and welcomed One Direction back to the arena for the 21st time, entering the band into The O2’s prestigious ’21

Speakers announced for AiE State of Access Report

Attitude is Everything has announced speakers for the launch of the State of Access Report. Attitude is Everything’s

AIF announces Festival Futures conferences

AIF has announced a new series of conferences in conjunction with The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM). The series, entitled Festival Futures, will take place on 5th and 7th April in Brighton and Manchester respectively. The events are presented in association with ticketing partner Skiddle. Topics for discussion will include the importance of

Nick de Bois gets behind MyEvent.Vision

Nick de Bois, chair of the Events Industry Board has put his support behind the MyEvent.Vision competition as it nears the final closing date for entries. “One of the challenges set to the industry is to continue to create jobs and business opportunities for growth,” de Bois said. “This initiative is a first class example

Lost Village announces more acts including Fatboy Slim

Lost Village festival has announced new additions to its 2016 line-up including Fatboy Slim, BBC Sound of 2016 winner Jack Garratt and techno artist Ben Klock. The festival, which takes place 27-29 May, is an immersive experience in the woods of Lincolnshire. Other newly announced acts include Eats Everything, Midland, Tom Trago and Craig Charles

Truck Festival adds an extra day to 2016 event

Oxford music festival Truck has expanded to a three-day event due to high demand from fans, now running from 15-17 July at its Hill Farm site. Truck Festival director Ralph Broadbent said: “We’re so excited to take Truck to three days for 2016. We’re, as always, very conscious to remain one of the most accessible

Helping hands: event profs embrace corporate social responsibility

Access reveals how the events industry is embracing corporate social responsibility by bringing aid to those in their darkest hour. For most of us, it is difficult to comprehend what it must be like to live a life in abject poverty. But despite the relative comfort that we live in, we have become accustomed to

2016 Aviva Women’s Tour route revealed

The Aviva Women’s Tour, a five-day women’s cycling event, has announced its 2016 route, with increased climbing and four stages in the heart of England. The race, which will take place 15-19 June, forms part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar and is one of just four multi-stage races in the season-long programme. Aviva Women’s

New disability run for Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host a new mass participation run this September. Parallel London is a

Big boost for Hire Space with new funding

Online venue marketplace Hire Space has secured £750,000 to complete its expansion in the UK and pilot its

Nick de Bois and Kevin Jackson to kick-off UK Events Week

UK Events Week will open with two exclusive sessions with Nick de Bois, chair of the Events Industry

Lumiere London organisers rule out 2017 event

Organisers of Lumiere London have ruled out a repeat of the event, citing the intensive planning and preparation

New venue partner for Venues Day 2016

Music Venue Trust’s annual Venues Day will take place this year on 18 October at London’s Roundhouse. This

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