How the arts funding will help UK music venues

How the arts funding will help UK music venues

After months of feeling the catastrophic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, UK music venues have finally had some good news. In a recent announcement the government has pledged £1.57 billion of funding to the arts and culture industries, which will be allocated in a mixture of grants and repayable loans over the course of the next financial year until April 2021. We thought it might be useful for our UK music event organisers if we answered some of the questions that have risen in light of this new initiative.

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Here’s how to make social media actually work for your event

Here’s how to make social media actually work for your event

It’s common knowledge that social media is an essential marketing tool for events. But because the majority of us use platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in our personal lives, this can lead to the misconception that it’s easy to make them work for promotion. A Tweet here and a live stream there should be enough to get the crowds flocking to our event, right? Well… not always. With that in mind here are eight rules for making social media work hard for your event.

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Best Wordpress calendar plugins for your events site

Best Wordpress calendar plugins for your events site

A good calendar plugin for your Wordpress events site is essential for streamlining your customers’ experience and can work beautifully with your Ticket Tailor events. Which plugin you decide to use will depend on how complex your needs are, with some offering a simple view of upcoming events, and others offering a wide range of nifty features. To help you get started on your mission to find the perfect calendar plugin, we’ve selected a range of the most popular and listed their key features:

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Online ticketing comes to the rescue for parks & zoos

Online ticketing comes to the rescue for parks & zoos

For many, it’s the little things that have been missed most during lockdown life. Like the freedom to enjoy a spontaneous day out at the zoo when it’s sunny. Or to take the kids to the park for a picnic when the clouds finally break. It’s only when you’re told that you can’t do these things that you realise how much you were taking them for granted before… when things were ‘normal’. That’s why we’re so thrilled to finally see some of our favourite outdoor spaces reopening – albeit slowly, and cautiously.

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Inspiration to help you make beautiful event pages on Ticket Tailor

Inspiration to help you make beautiful event pages on Ticket Tailor

Someone’s experience of your event starts long before they walk through its doors (or logs on to it, for that matter). Grabbing customers’ – and potential customers’ – attention is all about how you communicate with them in the run-up. At Ticket Tailor, we’re determined to help make sure your event ticketing works on every level – including the way things look. That’s why we’ve compiled a range of eye-catching, professional-looking designs that can be easily copied across to your Ticket Tailor box office page.

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Best Wordpress plugins for events sites & beyond

Best Wordpress plugins for events sites & beyond

Whether you’re a Wordpress novice or a seasoned user of the popular CMS, it pays to keep abreast of which plugins are likely to be most useful for your site. For those who are new to the game; plugins are simply Wordpress integrations that boost the functionality of your website. Here’s a short list of helpful plugins for helping run your events.

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Ticketing solutions may help pubs in reopening their doors

Ticketing solutions may help pubs in reopening their doors

If there’s one thing Brits have missed more than getting their hair cut, it’s got to be the humble beer garden. Enjoying a cold pint in the sun is surely one of the UK’s most sacred summer rituals, which explains why so many seem to be chomping at the bit to get back at it.

After months of waiting with bated breath, the doors to our favourite watering holes are finally about to reopen this 4th July – only things are going to be looking a lot different to the usual image of the mighty British pub…

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Best Wordpress templates for events

Best Wordpress templates for events

Wordpress, which barely needs introducing (it powers 35% of the web), is one of most widely recognised and robust content management systems around. Today, it’s possible for even novices to build a website using its vast range of templates (referred to in Wordpress as ‘themes’), which make it easy to create a professional looking and feeling site with no professional help.

But where to start?

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Are drive-in events the next big craze?

Are drive-in events the next big craze?

Picture this: you’re at a gig, cool tin of beer in hand; The Streets are blaring hits new and old from an actual outdoor stage in front of you, the sun is shining and the aircon is… on? Yep, this is the drive-in gig, and it’s set to change festival-aficionados’ lives forever (or at least for this summer, anyway).

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Best Wix templates for events

Best Wix templates for events

Wix is a simple and easy-to-use website builder that provides slick, contemporary designs for any type of site. It’s soared in popularity over the past few years, and now boasts an impressive 154 million users, making it a robust alternative to other popular CMS’s like Wordpress. We love Wix for it’s high-spec templates and the sharp, glossy appeal of its designs, as well as its exceptional user-friendliness.

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