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Fire breaks out at Kiwi House

A fire broke out and engulfed an outdoor BBQ area at Kiwi House last night. Reports suggest that a BBQ gas canister exploded on the outdoor terrace at 1 Granary Square, which is being used by friends, family...
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Giant Spectacular set to take Liverpool by storm

More than 200 volunteers are to help make the UK’s biggest street theatre event a giant success. More than a quarter of a million people are expected in Liverpool from April 20-22 for the Sea Odyssey, which...
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Net benefits

The debate over whether or not UK venues should offer free Wi-Fi to visitors and delegates rages on. Recently, both the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) and the Association of British...
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Y Not takes over management of Truck Festival

The organisers of Y Not Festival have stepped in and saved Truck Festival, after its event management company, INevents, entered voluntary liquidation last November. Truck Festival will return on July 20-21,...
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Temporary structure alert published

The Institute of Structural Engineers has published on alert aimed at those who commission, buy or licence temporary stages and structures. The document, which can be downloaded here, has been issued in light...
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Survival instinct

7,000 extreme runners experienced all Battersea had to offer at Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, a 10K adventure race series. Stand Out talks to its organiser Jim Mee, managing director, Rat Race It’s...
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New power generation

Headline research findings have mapped out the uptake of biodiesel and renewable power across the UK festival sector, providing recommendations for increasing demand towards a low carbon future for the...
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Opportunity knocks

The recently launched Britain for Events campaign has put industry on the political agenda. Nick de Bois, chair, All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, launched the movement. Stand Out met the Conservative...
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Visionary moves

Arena Group has launched Arcus. Stand Out headed to Bree, Belgium, to discover more about the upscale temporary structure and its new features Grahame Muir holds a pair of binoculars. He has not taken up bird...
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Teen spirit

Wembley Arena hosted the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. Stand Out chatted to Neil Wyatt, editor, live music and events, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra... There are few events that leave you deafened. Those that involve a...