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13.01.2021 Please take our new survey; politics and charity update READ

08.01.2021 Our latest political action and online content READ

18.12.2020 Keeping you connected over Christmas READ

11.12.2020 Watch our new Christmas advert READ

04.12.2020 Raising funds and spirits this festive season READ

27.11.2020 You’re invited to our Speakeasy! Plus other campaign news. READ

20.11.2020 MP event group, major artist support, and Survival Sessions! READ

13.11.2020 Artist support, international action, and gin! READ

6.11.2020 New grants, artist support, South Africa tour, and more! READ

30.10.2020 What’s new and what’s coming up? READ

23.10.2020 The latest news and developments. READ

15.10.2020 Support the Survival Tour cyclists, and attend a Q&A with the WME Team. READ

01.10.2020 Global Action Day highlights and next steps. READ

17.09.2020 Stand as ONE on 30 September| Buy official merch! ]. READ

After evidence at the Commons Select Committee on Monday, the
@dcmsgovuk have recommended that the Government URGENTLY back Festival COVID Insurance.

With support from more than 100 industry signatories, @julianknight15 ​MP, has written to Chancellor @rishisunakmp asking him to extend Government-backed insurance schemes to festivals and live music events or face them disappearing from our fields and cities for good.

@ukps.hmtreasury @oliverdowden.mp #HereForCulture #WeMakeEvents #OneIndustryOneVoice #LetTheMusicPlay #WeCreateExperiences #LetMusicLive #WhatAboutWeddings #WeAreViable #SaveOurVenues #LightItInRed #ExcludedUK #SaveNightLife #LetUsDance #SaveOurStages #EventProfs #WeNeedCrew #SaveLiveComedy

🔴 Join us TONIGHT from 6:30pm for our final Fireside Chat. To wrap up our festive programme, who better to speak to than the team behind #WeMakeEvents?

The team will share the highs and lows of running a campaign which grew from a grassroots movement to a global entity in just 10 months. Plus they will share how #WeMakeEvents is adapting to face on the ongoing issues facing the live events and entertainment industry.

👉 Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XISCkOv1R6CqvFtu_xn62A

This will be an unmissable session for anyone who has followed the campaign throughout 2020.

Your host, Paul Watson (MD @headlinerhub) will chat with: Andy Dockerty (MD @adlib.co.uk), James Gordon (CEO Audiotonix), Peter Heath (MD @plasaonline), Koy Neminathan (Director @avolitesltd) and Duncan Bell (Leader of the Politics Group).

Last month @aceagrams launched a second round of Cultural Recovery Fund grants, and with applications now open for this latest round – #WeMakeEvents encourages all eligible organisations to apply!

Checkout our latest Facebook post for more details and some helpful resources for applicants.

#HereForCulture @oliverdowden.mp @dcmsgovuk
#OneIndustryOneVoice #LetTheMusicPlay #WeCreateExperiences #LetMusicLive #WhatAboutWeddings #SaveLiveComedy #SaveOurVenues #LightItInRed #ExcludedUK #SaveNightLife #LetUsDance #SaveOurStages #EventProfs #WeNeedCrew

🔥Join us for a Fireside Chat in our Speakeasy on Tuesday 5 January from 6:30pm.

This time we are joined by sound engineer Colin Norfield who will be talking about his 50 years in the industry mixing for some of the world's most famous artists. We'll also be talking about how he got started, the good days and the bad, tour buses, and fence panels.

Register for this session at http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bdOeeXNEQhKXITNCt7P5JA

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Happy new year! We sincerely hope that 2021 is the year that live events and entertainment return and our industry can get back to what we do best.
#WeMakeEvents

Fireside Chat – Emma Reynolds Taylor of Library Productions

Sarah Hemsley-Cole, of SC Productions Ltd and Co-Founder of NOWIE (Network of Women in Events) chats with Emma Reynolds-Taylor, Library Productions Ltd.

A ProductionDirector /Stage Manager, Emma talks about her career highlights, taking on the role of Production Manager at Glastonbury, the challenges and the joy of being part of thisextraordinary Industry.

Register here (copy and paste link!) >> http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z7DlXsuJRIekGhTAvFWGGQ

You’re invited to join us for a special Fireside Chat with with Kevin Eld about his career from a teenage stagehand at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre to being Vice President at the Walt Disney Company and Head of Creative Entertainment at Walt Disney Imagineering in LA.

Don’t miss this! Happening Tuesday 29 December from 6:30pm

Pre-register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j4Ja9GdsRPSkqPoVo0zwaQ

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The Entertainment Industry: ​​​​Why mental health needs to take priority post-COVID

Join @theatreartlife in a discussion with Ace Piva and Janine Diaz about the importance of prioritising mental health within the entertainment industry as we rebuild post-COVID.

Working from gig-to-gig or show-to-show often means wellbeing and mental health is sidelined while the event, show or gig is prioritised. Often people needing support easily slip the the cracks due to the itinerant nature of the industry. Join the discussion to learn strategies to support your individual mental health and wellbeing.

With a wealth of experience within the industry and a passion for wellbeing and mental health, this is an important discussion as we collectively look to life beyond COVID.

Registration and attendance is FREE. http://event.webinarjam.com/register/272/62z6guny

If you cannot attend the live event, please register and you will receive a replay link within 24 hours.

The #WeMakeEvents team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Let's raise a toast (of our official #WeMakeEvents gin, of course) to the health of the live events and entertainment industries and the hope that 2021 will be the year where we can get back to doing what we do best!

The Christmas party EVERYONE is invited to! Neil Lockdown Long returns for his second Survival Session for Silent Nights at 8pm on Christmas Eve.

Details on his Instagram @theneillong and you can request your favourite tunes, enjoy the banter and soak up the vibe on Mixcloud >> https://www.mixcloud.com/live/longie/

#wemakeevents #excludeduk #silentnights #leftoutcold

Since its formation the #WeMakeEvents Campaign has eagerly sought to work with any other groups sharing our aims and ethos, for the collective good for all the sectors of our industry.

In October we aligned with the @oneindustryonevoice movement to continue that collaborative spirit, sharing our ideas and proposals with fellow campaigns similarly representing their supporters and stakeholders.

Checkout the link to the full update on our profile, for details some the work we have been involved with and the achievements of the group so far!

#OneIndustryOneVoice #LetTheMusicPlay #WeCreateExperiences #LetMusicLive #WhatAboutWeddings #HereForCulture #WeAreViable #SaveOurVenues #LightItInRed #ExcludedUK #SaveNightLife #LetUsDance #SaveOurStages #EventProfs #WeNeedCrew #SaveLiveComedy

We were made aware of a Christmas ‘drive-through’ event in Norfolk this weekend that used the We Make Events name.
Due to some confusion, we announced that #WeMakeEvents is in no way associated with the event or it’s organisers.

We are pleased to see that this article, published yesterday, clarifies that >> https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/legal-threat-over-taverham-santa-grotto-name-6860740 this now allows us to return our full attention to our key objectives of serving our industry!

#WeMakeEvents / WeMakeEvents.com is an international movement created to highlight the plight of the live events industry during the Covid crisis and encourage the Government to help the sector get back to work, whilst raising charitable funds for those suffering as a result of not being able to work in the meantime.

On Tuesday 22 December from 6:30pm we’re excited to sit down with @unusual_rigging 's Technical Director, Robin Elias!

Join us as Robin takes us on a journey through his Rock n' Roll days right up to present day at Unusual. Robin will also be joined by Nicky Greet from @plasaonline to talk about the NRC (National Rigging Certificate), how it started, and why it is a benchmark within our industry.

Pre-register via the Speakeasy link in our bio

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We have been been made aware of a Christmas ‘drive-through’ event in Norfolk that has used the 'We Make Events' name.
#WeMakeEvents is in no way associated with the event or it’s organisers and isn’t able to comment or provide any guidance to visitors.

We are exploring legal options to prevent the organisers from using our name.

Join us on Monday for 'Noise Management for Events', from 10am – 11am as part of our online Speakeasy 📢

James Holland from Beacon Events Ltd will give an intro and overview of Noise Management for Events, critique of the Pop Code & example of challenging venues. He’ll run through the best practice including where organisers stand on Noise at Work Act as well as Licensing. Great for anyone who is looking to understand more about noise management

Visit www.wemakeevents.com/speakeasy/ (password: rat.a.tat.tat)

Whether you’re sleeping out tonight, or supporting from the comfort of your home, Radio Jackie’s DJ Neil Long will be keeping you company all evening with music, comedy and some specials guests, including the exclusive launch of @frankturner new #WeMakeEvents single ‘Road Crew’…

20.30 It Begins…
21.00 Comedy with Kevin Day
21.10 @whitelightltd Bryan Raven
21.20 Music with FEET @feetband
21.30 The What About Weddings DJ
22.00 Frank Turner exclusive single launch 🤩
22.15 Joined by @sseaudio John & Heather Penn
22.30 Andrew Bishop of @bishopsoundspeakers

Get tuned in on: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/longie/

#leftout_cold #ExcludedUK #WeMakeEvents #CrisisUK

Tonight's the night! And £20,000 raised with donations still flooding in. Good luck and stay safe to everyone sleeping out tonight. Follow the action at @leftout_cold Nights ☁ ❤

#leftoutcold #ExcludedUK #WeMakeEvents #CrisisUK

Christmas will be a difficult time for some of our events family this year. They will be experiencing much greater challenges than others. All of the event industry campaigns, associations and organisations are coming together to share this one key message…

“If you need help, it is there for you.
Talk to someone if you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else.
Make the call. You are not alone. You are not wasting anyone’s time.”

For those in crisis or need of immediate support call:

*Samaritans on 116 123
*Your crisis team, if you already receive healthcare support
*NHS 111
*Your local GP
*If you or someone close to you is suffering a mental health emergency call 999

Further supporting information can be found through these links

Mind
https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/using-this-tool

Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org/

Full details: https://mustbeonit.com/oiov-mental-health-message/

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #OneIndustryOneVoice #WeMakeEvents

You didn't think we'd leave you alone while you sleep out, did you? Tomorrow night, Silent Nights (@leftout_cold) will be bringing you 8 hours of live entertainment, over two channels, with something for everyone to stay warm under the stars…

☁ Channel 1: IT’S THE PILLOW PARTY! ☁
With the @excludedukofficial Children's Choir, carols, bed time story, live music, live comedy, yoga, chat and a dawn rave… It'll (almost) be like a real-life event, all from the ‘comfort’ of your own bed…

📀 Channel 2: IT’S THE SURVIVAL SESSION! 📀

Join DJ Neil ‘Lockdown’ Long for an experience that will feel oddly familiar. And funny. And poignant. And live! He'll be joined by musician @frankturner, comedian Kevin Day, Gary White from the We Make Events Campaign and many more.

Please visit the link in our bio for more information and links to the streams. We can't wait!

#ExcludedUK #wemakeevents #leftoutinthecold

🔥Join us on Thursday 17 December from 6:30pm for a Fireside Chat with Andy Dockerty, Managing Director of @adlib.co.uk

Sign up for this session via the link in our bio!

#WeMakeEvents