Category: Newsletter

NEWSLETTER 39

Crowds in attendance at the Brit Awards and FA Cup Final last week, “Live at Worthy Farm” due to take place tomorrow, week on week we continue to see the gradual return to a recognisable events industry. NME reported 28,500 music shows booked in grassroots music venues this summer, with organisers and attendees feeling more and [...]

NEWSLETTER 38

Earth Day Widely recognised as the largest secular observance in the world, Earth Day is marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. The Leaders Summit on Climate is taking place today and will hopefully mark some kind of end [...]

NEWSLETTER 37

April It's starting to feel a bit better, isn't it? Between the warmer weather, a four day weekend and an events industry that continues to press on with enthusiasm and a clear public appetite, things continue to look cautiously optimistic. Events of all shapes and sizes are being announced and leapt upon every week and we look [...]

NEWSLETTER 36

Well done! As we all know, we are fast approaching the one year anniversary of the first lockdown. With that in mind, it's well worth acknowledging the extraordinary feat of endurance that this past year has been. A huge well done to anyone reading this. With students now returning to school and ticket sales showing a [...]

NEWSLETTER 35

Here we go! It’s been a big week for the events and hospitality sector, following the Government’s announcement on Monday. We’re already seeing the momentum pick up in anticipation of those target dates and it’s great to see some real optimism return to the industry. Key dates to remember: March 29th: Outdoor sports facilities open, organised [...]

NEWSLETTER 34

Spring Between Adam Curtis and Handforth Parish Council, it's been another full-on fortnight in the world of online consumption. With days nearing 10 hours of sunlight, we're feeling optimistic about the weeks and months that lie ahead. Theatre companies such as Arcola, Thorington and Without Walls are well underway with designs and plans for new [...]

NEWSLETTER 33

The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips is famous for his carnival-style live show extravaganzas, appearing in a Human-sized hamster ball as a staple part of the band’s live experience since 2004. I had the personal joy of seeing them at the fantastic Green Man Festival in 2010. Last week, the band took the strangely [...]
2020

NEWSLETTER 32

2021 Happy new year everyone! Credit to Reuben Dangoor on the artwork above. We can probably all agree that the rollercoaster of 2020 is not one that will be particularly missed. A huge well done to everyone on making it through an incredibly arduous year, whatever your circumstances. Despite quite a spectacular start to 2021 [...]

NEWSLETTER 31

2021 Almost there folks, well done! Hopefully, some of you have already been able to work with the Winter Plan set out last month which cleared the way for restricted capacity events, hospitality and retail. With more and more promising vaccine news each day, it's certainly getting easier to cautiously raise expectations for the new year.  [...]

NEWSLETTER 30

The Winter Plan With lockdowns easing next week and the list of vaccine successes growing, the light on the horizon is a little bit brighter. The Winter Plan set out on Monday clears large events in tiers one and two to run at specified capacity restrictions, including business events, elite sport events and live performances. There are roll-out [...]