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Grass Roots Festival 2013 competition open


ID&C has today (11 Feb) launched its new-look, annual bursary offering small-to-medium festivals in the UK the chance to receive £2500 (previously £2000) worth of free security wristbands and passes for its 2013 event. And, this year, for the first time the bursary can also be used towards RFID wristbands and other RFID-enabled accreditation.

Green Events & Innovations Agenda Confirmed

The Agenda for the Green Events & Innovations Conference on March 7th has been confirmed. AFO members can get discounted tickets for the conference, taking place at the ILMC at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.
Sessions will include:

Reducing food waste    -   Jacqui Reeves & Rebecca Sarll (Fareshare South West)

Reducing camp site waste:  Rick Story (Eco-action Partnership) and Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe)

Facebook adds 'Buy Tickets' button

Facebook is helping event organisers to sell tickets to their events by adding a new Tickets link option to their event creation window. This allows you to add a direct link to the event, displayed on the event page, timeline posts and personal event agendas , showing where customers can purchase tickets.
The “Buy tickets” option is being introduced as a new feature for all Facebook Event Page owners who want to stimulate ticket purchases.

Government cut red tape for community ents cut back red tape for community entertainment

Village halls, schools, community centres and pubs among those due to benefit under new rules.
Rule changes announced today (7th Jan 2013) will mean that community venues – including community centres, schools, village halls and hospitals – will be exempt from licensing restrictions on a range of entertainment and cultural events.