How Novum took British Gymnastics’ production to the next level

When British Gymnastics wanted Olympic levels of production, it bought in Novum AV to fire things up.  Traditionally

Access online exclusive: A brief history of live music in London

View image | “London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.” Peter Ackroyd, London: The Biography —– Performance, particularly music, has been a part of London’s street

Inaugural Milifest cancelled

Start-up event Milifest has been cancelled due to an ‘insurmountable legal issue’. Organisers announced that they have been forced to cancel the festival, despite healthy ticket sales. The statement, put up yesterday (20 May), read: “It is with deep sadness that we regret to inform everyone that we have been forced to cancel August’s Milifest

Outbreak Festival postponed after threat of further violence

Outbreak Festival, a dance music festival due to be held this weekend at Donington Park, has been postponed

Pop Brixton set to open next month

A new 200-people event space will launch in South London next month. Pop Brixton is a ‘mini-city’ made

Me, Myself & I: Dave Pichilingi

Ahead of the eighth edition of Liverpool Sound City – which runs 22-24 May – CEO Dave Pichilingi talked to Access

EVCOM launches apprenticeship standard event

An event for a new apprenticeship standard for the events industry has been announced, taking place 9 June. The Trailblazers scheme will focus on creating a creative events industry standard to enable alternative routes for young people. It was given the green light by the government in March, and key figures behind the scheme hope

Silverstone appoints Showsec

Silverstone has appointed Showsec to handle crowd management and event security. The security company will provide its services at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and many other high-profile events in the venue’s sporting calendar. Events take place at the Northamptonshire venue from the end of March through to the beginning of November. “This is

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

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

Neptunus to create Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone in Rugby

Rugby Borough Council has appointed temporary structure specialist Neptunus to create an Official Fanzone for Rugby World Cup

Eve and Gallowglass return to Glastonbury

Temporary access supplier Eve has returned to Glastonbury ahead of this year’s festival to install the perimeter fence

CDM is out, so what now?

The CDM Regulations 2015 are officially in place. But what effect will they really have on the industry? We ask an expert panel.    Peter Spruce, managing director, De Boer UK CDM 2015 provides a ‘structured’ approach to the way construction projects are planned and managed, with duty-holders accountable for both the impact their decisions

Airbnb appoints Star Events for ‘Floating House’ stunt

Star Events has delivered a floating house stunt for agency TBWA to celebrate new rules on short-term lets in London. With no available barge capable of providing the required ‘foundations’ for a two-bedroom house, replete with kitchen, living room, bathroom and garden, Star Events built a bespoke floating structure, which was licensed by the Port

Pineapple Leisure reveals Inflatable Pub

Pineapple Leisure has launched its new Inflatable Pub – an inflatable pop-up pub available for outdoor events. The product is available in seven sizes and finished in ‘Tudor’ style. “The Inflatable Pub can be an asset for any business that provides or manages event hospitality or catering,” said Pineapple Leisure director Sharon Hadley-Ford. “We hope