London Borough of Richmond: Event management and production

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Budget: £400,000 Deadline: 12pm on January 1 Contact: faye.gould@richmond.gov.uk Info:  The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has issued a tender for event management and live production services as it seeks a suitable contractor to create an official fan zone site, possibly in Old Deer Park, Richmond. The fan zone will be in place from approximately […]

Sefton Council: Outdoor cinema events

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Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on November 27 Contact: brenda.hester@sefton.gov.uk Info: Sefton Council is looking for a suitable supplier to provide outdoor cinema events commencing April 2015 for a one year period with two one year option extensions.

MacAskill performs loop the loop stunt to promote Microsoft’s Cortana

Cortana

Microsoft and trial cyclist Danny MacAskill joined forces last night to perform the largest loop-the-loop challenge ever to be set on water. MacAskill rode round a five-metre loop on the Westminster Pier in front of the London Eye, illuminating Microsoft’s Cortana logo – a brand new virtual personal assistant offering from the computer giant. Cortana […]

WRG Live opens office in Basel

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WRG has opened an office in Switzerland to offer dedicated on-the-ground support to some of Europe’s biggest healthcare companies. The new WRG base is located in Basel. The announcement follows significant growth in the WRG healthcare division, which has won many new clients over the past year. The company recently opened a US healthcare office in […]

Poken integrates iBeacon and NFC to create Super and Real-time Touch Points

Poken

Poken has added two new functionalities to its event technology. Designed to enable event organisers to offer visitors a wider choice of options for collecting digital content, Poken’s new Super and Real-Time Touch Points use both NFC and iBeacon technologies. The Super Touch Point is a digital sticker than enables event attendees to collect digital […]

Arena Group launch Arena Ice division

ArenaIce

Arena Group has revealed a new division – Arena Ice. The announcement follows the company’s increase in rink builds by more than double from last year, with 25 rinks being installed across the UK in total this winter season. One of the first to open its doors, the Natural History Museum hosts one of London’s […]

Vote for Stand Out editor in Event 100 Club

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Caroline Clift, editor of Stand Out magazine, has been shortlisted for Event magazine’s Event 100 Club, a list of the industry’s most influential events professionals over the last 12 months. But she needs your votes… Stand Out readers are asked to place their vote via this link to determine Clift’s final position, with voting closing […]

Wild Rumpus and So It Is create immersive Lost Carnival experience

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Wild Rumpus, producers of Just So Festival, and So It Is, a new production company established by Bury Met director David Agnew, have announced the launch of Lost Carnival, an immersive theatre experience. Rowan Hoban, director of Wild Rumpus, commented: “We’ve heard whispers for many years of a Lost Carnival, and have often hoped that […]

Isle of Man: TT Race organiser

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Budget: N/A Deadline: November 27 Contact: ed.swain@gov.im Info: The Isle of Man Government is inviting expressions of interest from experienced organisers to work with the Department of Economic Development to organise the annual Isle of Man TT Races. The department is seeking to appoint an organiser for the TT Races for 2015 and 2016 with […]

Event Production Show launches Fest Factor competition

FestFactor

Aspiring festival and event organisers will be given an opportunity to pitch their ideas to industry experts as the Event Production Show in February. The organiser of the Event Production Show has launched The Fest Factor competition, which takes place on February 19, is inviting people to pitch their ideas for new festivals or outdoor events. The […]