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Sweet Scottish Success for Eve

Eve, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the events industry, is celebrating after being crowned the ‘Events Services Supplier of the Year’ for Scotland. The company received the esteemed accolade at The Drum Scottish Events Awards 2016 held in association with Events Scotland and the only awards dedicated to celebrating the creative events sector north of the border.

Eddie Barcan says farewell to Cambridge

After 27th years at the artistic helm, Eddie Barcan says farewell to Cambridge Folk Festival and sets off on a new challenge.  Eddie says:

"I would like to thank all the fantastic people and amazing artists with whom I have been fortunate to work over the last 27 years. Together we have ensured that Cambridge has been the leading Folk Festival in the country. I never envisaged I would work on this very special event for so long and leave with many happy memories. 

SLX join AFO Conference

SLX is the new and exciting Events and Hire division of Stage Electrics.  We are thrilled to announce SLX will be sponsoring AFO Conference 2016

The new SLX branding has been inspired by the expertise and professionalism of 35 years of history. The energy and focus of SLX is Events and Hire, with the talented and experienced former Stage Electrics team of technical and creative staff continuing to focus on you, our customers, and your needs.

Falling in Love with Looe - Looe Music Festival report

Once again, Looe Music Festival weaved its magic this year – hypnotising visitors with world-class music, a spellbinding atmosphere and its stunning location.

The Cornish coast was awash with music as sounds weaved from the beach through the picturesque fishing port, onto the street corners and into the pubs. Revellers enjoyed the stellar line-up and the unexpected magical moments.

Potential West Country Festival Site

Nigel Parfitt has a block of woodland\fields available for at a west country festival that is looking for a new site.  Nigel says "The land is in one isolated block with no footpaths, rural and only one mile from a motorway junction off the m4 between Bath and Swindon, so very easy access. Last year`s event for 3000 people was a big success, and there would be room to expand, by using another adjoining field.        Current site, 16 acres of semi wooded land, ideal for stalls, stages and camping, plus a grass field of 24 acres for parking.

A Different World Festival - report

After almost two years in the planning we finally managed to get A Different World Festival off the ground and it happened on 6th August.  Our festival was a bit different as it was fully inclusive and was accessible to those with additional needs and they came!  Over 300 of them.  It was absolutely fantastic.  It had been a very long path and at one point we almost cancelled due to lack of money but we are so glad we continued. 

ADUK National Seminar 2016: ARTS & RESILIENCE: Changes in Culture

On Friday 2nd December, practitioners in Arts & Resilience are gathering at The Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre, Leicester for a key seminar to address how local arts services can survive, thrive and adapt by performing in the present economic climate given local authority cuts and increasing pressure on alternative funding sources, which are expected to increase with Brexit.

Understanding diversity in the arts

Survey to explore under-representation across the arts in Scotland to inform future priorities

Creative Scotland is calling on people working within Scotland’s arts sector to take part in a wide-ranging survey on diversity in the arts.

The research aims to build a clearer picture about who is working in the arts today across a range of roles, and what the perceived barriers are to entering, progressing and developing in the arts professionally.

The findings will provide valuable insights to help shape future strategic priorities.