The new Purple Guide is now online

Event organisers will be (or at least should be) very familiar with the Purple Guide – it has provided guidance across a range of subjects from crowd management to fireworks, medical provision to waste management, and so on, since 1993. Over the last couple of years the HSE have undergone consultation with industry practitioners and […]

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Recording sessions offer at the NCEM York

As part of my work with the National Centre for Early Music in York we are opening the doors and encourage more people to come in to use the lovely, inspiring, bright, airy space. One of the uses of the venue that suits really well – with its lovely acoustics, sound proofing and studio facilities […]

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‘The History Man’ – from The Stage newspaper

In the briefest moment of something falling between vanity and self promotion, i thought i’d share this article with you that was first published in The Stage newspaper on 16th of August 2012. It sheds a bit of light on what i spent a good chunk of the summer doing and Kevin frames my role […]

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Music Act 2012

The 1st of october 2012 marks the start of the Music Act 2012 designed to ease the bureaucratic burden on smaller venues wanting to put on live music. In 2003 the new Licensing Act added extra regulation around entertainment. The Music Act 2012, 9 yrs later, is a response to pressure from the industry on […]

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Krar Collective – NCEM

So i don’t know where else in York you are going find such a range of interesting, unexpected and high quality global artists!? The NCEM, in their partnership with Making Tracks, have brought some great world music acts to the city over the last couple of years and continue to do so. The Krar Collective […]

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The world famous Mysore Brothers in York

It would be impossible to write about all the amazing stuff that goes on in York, but from time to time things come across my radar that need sharing! On Sunday 23rd September at 4PMĀ India’s greatest violinist duo, the Mysore Brothers, perform in the UK for the first time. The gig at the National Centre […]

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