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New initiative for NT’s Connections festival

The National Theatre’s 21-year old theatre festival Connections has launched an alumni campaign to celebrate its milestone birthday.

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Alton Towers owner to be prosecuted over Smiler crash

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, owner of Alton Towers theme park, is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over an incident involving the Smiler rollercoaster that left five people seriously injured in June 2015. Two passengers on the ride suffered leg amputations as a result of their carriage colliding with a stationary carriage

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Line up announced for Teenage Cancer Trust event

The Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall has announced a line up including David Gilmour (pictured), New Order, The Vaccines and John Bishop. Roger Daltrey of The Who announced the line up for the music and comedy fundraiser, which will take place from 19-24 April. The 2016 show will mark the 16th year

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Free Focus opens to launch YouTubers’ careers

The teams behind Kilimanjaro Live, Summer in the City and Triple A Media have launched a new digital and music talent management company, Free Focus. Free Focus aims to bring together industry professionals from the worlds of YouTube, music, TV, radio and live events to leverage their experience and capabilities. Kilimanjaro Live’s Mark Walker came

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Speakers announced for GEI 2016

The first speakers and sessions have been announced for the Green Events & Innovations 2016 conference. A Greener Festival and Bucks New University present the conference, which takes place the day before ILMC begins at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. Speakers include T in the Park’s Steve Taylor, ILMC’s Greg Parmley, the Grantham Institute’s Joanna

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Bryan Adams to play NYE gig at Central Hall Westminster

Bryan Adams will be performing an exclusive live concert on New Year’s Eve at Central Hall Westminster in London. The event will mark the third year in a row that the BBC have chosen Central Hall Westminster as the venue for their New Year’s Eve broadcast, following performances from Queen and Gary Barlow in 2014

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Festival Congress Awards announces shortlist

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the shortlist for its Festival Congress Awards, ahead of the

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Manchester to host final CDM Roadshow

Manchester Central is to host the last Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Roadshow event of the year, on

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AIF reveals Festival Congress line-up

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its programme for The Festival Congress 2015. This year’s event will include speakers from Glastonbury, Liverpool Sound City, Bestival, Kilimanjaro Live, Kendal Calling, Isle of Wight Festival and more. The conference takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and will feature more than fifty guest

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