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Pride House to be first at Summer Games

Clapham Common will play host to Pride House, and will welcome an estimated 250,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) visitors from July 26. For 17 days, Pride House will host a number of concerts...
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Tourism minister to attend Confex

John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism, will attend the opening day of International Confex and the International Outdoor Events Exhibition (IOEX) following the collective efforts of the Britain for Events...
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SO Group creates new live division

SO Group has launched SO Live, a dedicated division that will target events outside of the typical exhibitions. A new creative team within SO Live will work with clients to deliver live marketing solutions in...
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Eve expands portfolio with new acquisition

Eve has bought mobile tower lighting supplier Brightlights. The latest acquisition by Eve will see the integration of Brightlights into the company’s UK wide operation and extend its service and product...
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Big Ben first for NYE fireworks

Big Ben was the star of the show at the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display. The London landmark took centre stage as a number of effects were fired from the Great Clock Tower – the...
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BS 8551 guidance published

A new standard, which looks at the temporary water supply for construction, fetes, fairs and festivals has finally been published following months of consultation. BS 8551 The Provision and Management of...
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HIC set to welcome UKSG until 2017

UKSG has confirmed it will host its annual conference and exhibition at Harrogate International Centre (HIC) in 2014 and 2017 following the success of the event at the venue in 2011. Revenues from the two...
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New PRS study looks at ticket pricing

PRS for Music has produced a report that looks at the pros and cons of discounted ticketing. Entitled A House Divided: The economics of discounting tickets, the research looks at Live Nation’s recent deal...
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New home for Hemingway’s Vintage

Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival has announced a new home for 2012 – Boughton House in Northamptonshire will host the event from July 13-15. It’s the first time Boughton House, which stands in 2,000...
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Ultimate announce Christmas 2012 at the Roundhouse

The Ultimate Experience has announced Christmas 2012 plans – it will partner with the Roundhouse and manage a range of events from November 21 to December 10.   “We are very excited about the...