Blackout reveals Take That tour efforts

Blackout has revealed its work on Take That’s 2015 tour, for which its sewing department manufactured a bespoke

ADI supplies digiBOARD to Goodwood Festival

The Qatar Goodwood Festival witnessed a first in UK horse racing, with over 120 linear metres of high-resolution

Forgione steps down from Evcom

Event and Visual Communication Association (Evcom) CEO Forgione has resigned after seven years in the role. Marco Forgione will take up a CEO role in the cultural sector next month. Forgione will remain on board at Evcom until September 4 but the association has started the search for a new CEO and the board has

Jack Morton president to take on additional role

Jack Morton president, EMEA, Julian Pullan is set to take on the additional role of vice chairman. The global brand experience agency announced the appointment this morning. In his extended role, Pullan will provide executive leadership across Jack Morton’s global network. Pullan joined the agency in 2002 as director of operations in London before rising to

LightPool Project revealed for Blackpool Illuminations

Creative projection specialist The Projection Studio has won a bid to create a mapped video projection on the facade of Blackpool’s famous tower as part of the city’s 2015 Illuminations. Led by Ross Ashton and collaborating with Edinburgh based War Productions, Projection Studio will be producing all the creative content for the LightPool project, while

Visit England report shows Grand Départ business boom

Visit England figures have shown a 45% uptick in visitor spend around the UK in the last 12 months, in part due to Yorkshire’s Grand Départof the Tour de France last July. Visitors to Yorkshire are up by nearly a quarter, and overnight visitors are up by 20% in the past year, with many businesses

Rob da Bank has posted some great production pictures

Bestival founder Rob da Bank’s Instagram account has been the source of some innovative production pictures of late. Here are our favourites.   Camp Bestival takes place 30 July – 2 August. The inaugural Bestival Toronto took place in Toronto Island from 12-13 June. Meanwhile, Common People – also on its first outing – took place in

GL Events creates open-air theatre for Gawsworth Hall

GL Events will create a fully covered outdoor theatre for a mix of musical and comedy performances in

Manchester Arena operator SMG Europe faces fraud investigation

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are investigating fraud allegations at SMG Europe, the operator of the Manchester Arena and

In pictures: Mobile Technik at Hasbro’s Transformers roadshow

Mobile Technik has provided trailers for Hasbro’s Transformers roadshow. To promote its new range of Transformers toys and digital app, Hasbro kick-started its UK-wide experiential roadshow this weekend at Sunderland International Air Show, 24–26 July, inviting consumers to discover the new Robots in Disguise toy range as well as an exclusive look at the brand

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

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

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

Portsmouth bids for 2019 Grand Depart

The city of Portsmouth is bidding to host the 2019 Tour De France Grand Depart. Portsmouth Council leader Donna Jones outlined plans for a bid, which include engagement from Brittany Ferries and Portsmouth’s twin city of Caen in France. “It would bring millions to Portsmouth and project images of Portsmouth around the world. It will

London venue Farmers & Fletchers In the City to relaunch

Billed as a luxury events venue, the space will be home to two city livery companies: The Worshipful Company of Farmers and The Worshipful Company of Fletchers. The building closed in 2013 for a substantial two-year renovation programme costing over £1.8m. The venue will room for private and corporate events from private dinners, wedding receptions

IMG acquires Winter Wonderland producer PWR

Sports, events, fashion and media company IMG has acquired PWR Events. PWR are producers of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for The Royal Parks and the Hampton Court Palace Festival for Historic Royal Palaces. The management team and staff of PWR will continue their roles, while becoming part of the company’s Events division that also