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The Skiddle News Round-Up

  • By Ryan Moss

  • 01 Jan 1970
  • 4 min read

Looking for all the event industry news?

We’ve got you covered.

Welcome to the Skiddle News Round-Up, where we’ll deliver a recap of all the happenings in the industry every couple of weeks. Think festival news, new initiatives, capacity reports and more.

If it’s interesting, we’ll aim to cover it.

Scroll down to get all the happenings in the event industry.

UK Music shares ‘Manifesto For Music’ report

UK Music recently shared their latest report, Manifesto For Music. 

The 19-page report urges the next UK Government to avert a ‘lost generation’ of musical talent. The organisation has devised a five-point plan which involves investing in training new music teachers, introducing a new tax credit to encourage new UK music production and much more. 

Click here to access the report. 

The single-use plastics ban is on its way

Are you ready for the single-use plastics ban? 

It’s due to come into effect in the next two weeks and will include a ban on polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use plastic cutlery and single-use balloon sticks. A restriction on the supply of single-use plastic trays and bowls to the public. However, businesses will still be able to supply these items if they are used as packaging in shelf-ready, pre-packaged food items. 

Click here for all the information on the forthcoming ban. 

Independent Venue Week unveils new board

As Independent Venue Week moves into 2024 and its second decade of operation, a new board has been announced. 

The board is as follows:

Claire Courtney, co-founder, Earth Music Agency

Dom Frazer, founder, The Boileroom 

Natasha Gregory, co-founder, Mother Artists  

Sarah Jones, general manager, Songkick  

Ben Lovett, CEO & founder, The Venue Group 

David Martin, CEO, Featured Artists Coalition  

Christine Osazuwa, chief strategy officer, Shoobs

Adam Webb, PR consultant and campaign manager, FanFair Alliance  

The board has been appointed as a way to breathe new life into IVW’s processes and structures, ensuring that it continues to be a vital ally in the fight to keep grassroots and independent music alive.

Brixton Academy to host test events ahead of re-opening

The 02 Brixton Academy were recently given permission to re-open following the crush that led to two deaths and the serious injury of another. 

Lambeth Council gave the venue the green light to re-open on the condition that the Academy meets a total of 77 conditions designed to promote public and employee safety. 

However, before this, the venue will operate a series of test events before the official re-opening. 

Diversity Alliance launches Safe Space Charter

Diversity Alliance has encouraged leading event industry figures to sign their new ‘Safe Space Charter’.

The charter comes with four key pledges, which aim to prevent harassment and discrimination at the events of the people who sign it. 

Find the pledges below:

Establish clear anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies.

Provide staff training on how to handle reports of harassment and discrimination.

Promote the policies and reporting procedures publicly at events.

Commit to continual review and improvement of safe space efforts.

Click here to sign the charter and pledge today. 

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