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Join Us For UK Creative Demonstration September 29th

Join Us For Global Action Day September 30th

UK… STAND AS ONE! In 29th September, leading into the global day of action, a 30 minute silent demonstration will be held outside of UK Parliament in London. Stand together to demand financial support for the freelancers, full time employees and business owners affected by the shut down of events. You are encouraged to bring a non-political placard explaining your plight.

Head to the news page on our website to register for the day and to find out more details.

See you outside parliament! #wemakeevents

Help us gather vital data on the health of our sector's workforce by completing our short survey today! You'll find the link in our bio.

We want to know how many of your staff are furloughed and whether you are planning on making redundancies.

The results will be used in upcoming meetings with government to help them understand the scale of livelihoods at risk and the increasingly critical condition of our industry.

This survey is strictly anonymous and closes midday on Wednesday 23 September.

#WeMakeEvents #furlough #redundancy #supportneeded


#WeMakeEvents #LetTheMusicPlay #LetUsDance #LightItInRed #ForgottenLtd #TheShowMustGoOn #FreelancersMakeTheatreWork #RedAlert #SaveOurStages #StandAsONE #SoundOfSilence #ExcludedUK #SupportNeeded #EventProfs #FurloughScheme #SEISS


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Over the past few weeks, the team has continued to build momentum around the campaign, working endlessly to rally the government for much needed support.
We're not there yet, but checkout the latest press release to find out what we have achieved so far!

#LetTheMusicPlay #LetUsDance #LightItInRed #ForgottenLtd #TheShowMustGoOn #FreelancersMakeTheatreWork #RedAlert #SaveOurStages #StandAsONE #SoundOfSilence #ExcludedUK #EventProfs #SEISS #furloughscheme

France lights it in red! Synpase, France's union of production employees and freelancers, lit the country's iconic buildings in red throughout the week to call attention to the need for government support for our sector, which has lost 80% of revenues since march.
Congratulations to our French colleagues, who gained national coverage for the campaign!
#lightitinred #wemakeevents

We've reached the end of the week and now is a great time to check in on our friends, family and our own mental health on #phoneafriendfriday

Let's stay connected this weekend.
You can find more mental health tips from @mindcharity on their resources webpage

The #SurvivalTour Bike Ride – 3rd to 18th October

We are excited to announce an amazing We Make Events charity event, being organised by the team at @loudsoundevents and @properproductionsltd , with support by #crosslandbussing

The Survival Tour is an cycle ride from Newcastle to London, to symbolise what would have been the start of live event touring season. It will take place between the 3rd to 18th October, with a number of industry professionals coming together to take on this challenge in support of chosen charities and to raise public and media awareness of the issues being faced by the events industry – reinforcing the #WeMakeEvents campaign.

Look out for more information on how to get involved and support the team!

#LetTheMusicPlay #LetUsDance #LightItInRed #ForgottenLtd #TheShowMustGoOn #FreelancersMakeTheatreWork #RedAlert #SaveOurStages #StandAsONE #SoundOfSilence #ExcludedUK #SupportNeeded #eventprofs #Furlough #SEISS

Show your #WeMakeEvents support with brand new merch! Our merch store is open… and the best thing about it is that proceeds go to @backuptechuk, so now you can multitask: wear red for the Global Day of Action on the 30th, while also supporting your industry peers.

Grab your merch now at


#StandAsOne #RedAlert #redalertrestart

This past month the #WeMakeEvents flag has been making its way around events production companies around the country to highlight some of the thousands of workers who make up the beating heart of our world leading UK live events industry, which is currently in critical danger of long term devastation!

A big thanks to Jon @ Music Mann for staring off this initiative and to the many companies and individuals who have supported it along the way.

The flags journey isn't over yet, neither are our calls for support! As always, please share this post and follow our channels for further updates.

#Flagontour #LetTheMusicPlay #LightItInRed #RedAlert #WeMakeEvents

We're delighted the The Times newsletter has published the letter created by the #WeMakeEvents team in collaboration with several industry leaders representing theatre, venues, festivals and production.

Many thanks to Nick Allott OBE of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Phil Bowdery of Concert Promoters Association, Emma Banks of Creative Artists Agency, Emily Eavis of Glastonbury Festival, Geoff Ellis of DF Concerts, Robert Fitzpatrick of Odyssey Arena, Harvey Goldsmith of Harvey Goldsmith Productions, Alex Hill of AEG Europe, Lord Sacha of Greater Manchester night-time economies, Simon Moran of SJM Concerts, Lucy Noble of the Royal Albert Hall, John Sharkey of ASM Global, and Paul Thandi of NEC Group.

On Wednesday 30th September, the #WeMakeEvents campaign goes global!

Around the world at 8pm local time, thousands of buildings, venues and structures will #LightItInRed alongside unique projections, art installations and outreach to government to raise awareness of the live events sector.

This is just one of many creative activation's to be announced so be sure to #StandAsOne with your event industry colleagues in your local city, to ensure your government hears your call for urgent support – together we will make an impact. The 30th September is only the beginning!

Find out how you can get involved by clicking the link in our bio! If you would like to get in touch with the team please email

#LetTheMusicPlay #LetUsDance #ForgottenLtd #TheShowMustGoOn #FreelancersMakeTheatreWork #RedAlert #SaveOurStages

A stunning picture and a great story of how the North American #WeMakeEvents Light it Red day came to be, told by one of the team behind it – @cosmosaic

Link >>

#RedAlertRESTART #ExtendPUA

Freelancers and Small Businesses – the #WeMakeEvents Politics Working Group needs your help!
*Please see the link in our Bio!*

The aim is to use this data to form a national picture that can be used in press releases and discussions with government, so please fill out as much of the questions as possible – all results are helpful, irrespective of what replies may/may not have been received.

Note – All survey entries are completely anonymous and GDPR compliant.

As always, please share this post and follow our channels for further updates!

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