Eurovision organisers stage mass resignation

This year’s Eurovision has hit a major snag, with the organising team in Kiev, Ukraine resigning en masse as mounting fears surrounding the event emerge in the war-torn state.

“This place gets under your skin”

From Victorian England through the world wars and beyond, beloved venue Alexandra Palace has had an exciting history—and it’s far from over.

Shortlist revealed for EPAs 2017

More than 90 event suppliers and companies have been nominated across 17 categories, including Best Staging Supplier, Production Team of the Year and Best Technology Provider.

EMAs return to London

This year’s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) will take place in London for the first time in 21 years.

Event Production Show a sell-out

The organisers of Event Production Show (EPS) have announced that the 2017 event is sold out and they are working with the venue to create more space to fulfil the demand.

Green expert Lucy Siegle confirmed for EPS

The Guardian and BBC contributor Lucy Siegle will host a headline-making talk on sustainability at the 2017 Event Production Show.

YouTube changed how we make and consume digital video. Now, can it conquer the events world? Access presses play on this new global trend.

Industry figures lead ‘sporting’ EPS panel

‘The Sporting Challenge: Creating new audiences through music’ will take place on the EPS Main Stage at 11am on 2 March.

Hygge on the Thames

On 2 February, event profs were invited on board the Eramus for Hygge on the Thames. Caterer Dish

De Boer launches customer project portal

Temporary structure specialist De Boer has launched a new customer platform – – for project managers to

58VE appoints Aztec as AV partner

Aztec Event Services has won the contract to provide in-house technical production services at 58VE, a brand new London event space located at 58 Victoria Embankment. The venue, which opened in January 2017, is located on the banks of the Thames and has a number of versatile spaces available for meetings, conferences and events, with

Merlin lodges plans for NEC attraction

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments plans to transform a site at the NEC into an adventure attraction, potentially including a skydiving experience and high ropes course.   The company submitted plans to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, under the name Project Thor, to change the use of the NEC’s Pavilion building and create almost 145,000 square

EventHuddle to tackle long-term vision for events

Chris Foy is set to join a leading panel of event professionals on stage at EventHuddle’s next debate, held at the Event Production Show’s co-located event, International Confex.

Super Bowl LIVE comes to Houston

More than 100,000 visitors and one million Houston natives are expected to travel through the city during this year’s fan festival, Super Bowl LIVE.

In the pub with…Paul Bedford

Access joins Edition Capital’s non-executive chairman for a look back on his career navigating hurricanes and economic recessions in the independent festivals sector. I worked at independent investment firm Ingenious for 14 years. In the early days it was the maddest place and the best place to work. As the business grew, and it grew

Blackout appoints first Trailblazer rigging apprentices

Drapes and rigging specialist Blackout has announced the appointment of two apprentices as part of the government’s Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme.   The scheme aims to provide formal training to new recruits by encouraging the appointment of three million new apprentices by 2020.   Blackout has welcomed Roisin McClearn and Bridie Lane as part of the