The O2 to host SKIP Festival for bloggers and vloggers


A new festival that gives people the chance to meet some of the world’s biggest Internet stars is launching across five stages at The O2 in London before it rolls out around the globe. Skip Festival, in partnership with production company Endemol Shine, and its digital creative agency, ChannelFlip, have teamed up with The O2, […]

Star Events publishes free CDM Regs guidance


Star Events has published CDM Ready! an event industry specific interpretation of the updated Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, written to complement the recently released Code of Practice document. Introduced on April 6, the revised regulations mean all events with structures must have a client who in turn appoints both a Principal Designer (PD) and […]

Thorpe Park launches Island Beats concert series


Thorpe Park has launched a series of music events – Island Beats will take place at the theme park resort from July 6 until August 30 and will see The Vamps, Ella Eyre, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green and Conor Maynard play to crowds of thousands. In partnership with Universal Music, Global, the media and entertainment […]

Candy floss April Fools’ Day stunt back fires for Sunshine Events


It started out as a harmless April Fool’s prank about the creation of the UK’s very first Willy Wonka-esque Candy Floss but things have snowballed out of control for Sunshine Events. The Preston-based supplier announced earlier this month, on April 1, that it had launched a sugar-coated line of cotton candy made with a state-of-the-art […]

Leicester City Council: Event management


Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on May 1 Contact: Info: Leicester City Council (LCC) has issued a tender as it seeks a suitably qualified and experienced event management company to aid the staging of the 2015 Ride Leicester Festival consisting of the Castle Classic race and challenge programme planned for August 15 and 16 and […]

Kent County Council: Event management


Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on May 8 Contact: Info: Kent County Council has issued a tender as it requires event management and production services for the Kent School Games 2015/16. For full details, click here.

Dubai Airshow grows team


Dubai Airshow has strengthened its team with the addition of a new aerospace director. With the appointment of Caryn McConnachie, the show will benefit from her experience as it moves toward its 2015 event. Caryn brings with her more than 16 years’ of experience of running events internationally across the Middle East, Europe, Russia, North […]

Kelmarsh Hall completes £40,000 refurbishment on events site


The Northamptonshire country estate, which is home to Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens has unveiled its new and improved events site following a £40,000 investment ahead of summer 2015. The investment included a state-of-the-art drainage system that will prevent the risk of flooding and provide event organisers with 124 acres of flat outdoor space that can […]

SweetSpot launches cycling conference to address sport sponsorship and fan engagement


SweetSpot Group, the organisers of the Friends Life Tour of Britain and Friends Life Women’s Tour, will host the first UK Cycle Sport, Mapping the Road Ahead conference this June, bringing together key speakers from across the cycling sport industry to discuss and debate the commercial future of the sport in the UK. Taking place […]

London Transport Museum adds Bubble to preferred supplier list


London Transport Museum has added Bubble to its list of preferred caterers. Centrally located in the heart of Covent Garden, the museum can accommodate 500 guests for evening receptions and 180 for dinner. “We are truly thrilled to have been accredited at London Transport Museum,” remarked Bubble MD, Michael Collins, “As one of London’s most […]