How your ticket sales are helping protect our Oceans’ seagrass meadows | Ticket Tailor x Ocean Conservation Trust

How your ticket sales are helping protect our Oceans’ seagrass meadows | Ticket Tailor x Ocean Conservation Trust

Our planet’s seagrasses are diminishing rapidly, with some studies estimating that around 92% of those surrounding the UK have disappeared over the last couple of centuries or so.

Thankfully there are amazing organisations working hard to restore and protect them. The Ocean Conservation Trust is one of them, and we’re proud to say that we support the work they do with regular donations.

Quick sidebar: In 2021 we partnered with three climate charities: Ocean Conservation Trust, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), and Cumbria Wildlife – for healthier oceans, healthier forests, and healthier bogs, to protect our planet and people. Since then, we’ve donated 1p (1.3c) for every ticket sold through our platform to these important (amazing, brilliant, wonderful 💚) causes.

Back to our planet’s seagrasses – what are they, and why do we need them? Turns out, they’re pretty wonderful ocean-dwelling meadows with a plethora of planet-friendly super powers.

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of seagrass, the work of the Ocean Conservation Trust, as well as our two-day volunteering trip to Plymouth 😎👇

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8 crucial things to know about running a food and drink festival – from people who’ve done it

8 crucial things to know about running a food and drink festival – from people who’ve done it

Thinking of running your own food and drink festival? Hats off to you, we say! 🎩

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, craft beer enthusiast, or all-out foodie (perhaps all of the above?) – running a festival to celebrate your favourite fare can be a rewarding and profitable experience. It can also provide the perfect opportunity to raise money for charity, so if you’re looking for a very fun (read: tasty) way to do a good deed, you’re in the right place.

Here, we chat to two successful food and drink festival creators to find out all about how to run an event like this as smoothly as possible.

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How Ticket Tailor donations are helping indigenous rainforest populations protect their local environments | Ticket Tailor x Rainforest Foundation UK

How Ticket Tailor donations are helping indigenous rainforest populations protect their local environments | Ticket Tailor x Rainforest Foundation UK

About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and losses are on the rise. In fact, destruction rose by 21% in 2020 alone. When contemplating these sobering statistics, it’s often wildlife conservation and climate change action that spring to mind.

But what about the indigenous communities who live in and rely on rainforests for food, medicine, shelter and livelihoods? There are millions of them, and empowering them to defend their own ancestral lands is the key to protecting the rainforests of our world – as non-profit NGO, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK)’s 33 year-strong mission poignantly highlights.

At Ticket Tailor, we’re proud to donate 1p (1.3c) to important causes for every ticket sold through our platform, and RFUK is one of them. In fact, in 2021 we partnered with three climate charities: Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), Ocean Conservation Trust, and Cumbria Wildlife – for healthier oceans, healthier forests, and healthier bogs, to protect our planet and people.

Here, we chat with RFUK to give you an insight into their work, our involvement, and how you – both individuals and businesses – can get involved, too.

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Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Sustainability from the start: We talk to Oscar Brennecke-Dunn, Theatre Manager of new outdoor Thorington Theatre nestled in Suffolk woodland.

Established in 2021, Thorington is a theatre like no other. This hidden gem makes use of a natural amphitheatre (a result of a WWII bomb!), and was constructed with the smallest carbon footprint possible. This focus on sustainability didn’t stop there.

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How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

FunWithTrains is a kids’ events business that sees little ones playing with gigantic train tracks across over 30 venues in the UK. It’s family run, and prides itself on providing great fun entertainment for kids without breaking the bank – not least because adults go free!

Read on to find out about how Joga Shocker turned an afternoon out with his son into a successful events business (that also happened to survive a pandemic…)

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Surviving A Pandemic – By Bringing Music To A Monastery

Surviving A Pandemic – By Bringing Music To A Monastery

Tightrope Productions is a one-man band – Daniel Wood – based in the UK, ably supported by a crew of creative collaborators. Formed in 2018, Tightrope has now sold over 20,000 tickets via Ticket Tailor, hosting fun and accessible music events (from Beyonce-themed bottomless brunches to candlelit Queen tribute concerts) at striking venues across the north of England.

But it hasn’t always been easy. Read on to find out about the highs, lows, and 14-hour show days that go into making the magic happen...

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Client spotlight: Amelia Trust Farm, the family farm that cares

Client spotlight: Amelia Trust Farm, the family farm that cares

Last summer, we saw a lot of farms start to sell entrance tickets online for the first time due to the pandemic. One of the most inspiring farms selling tickets with Ticket Tailor is Amelia Trust Farm, which is not only a beautiful countryside sanctuary but also a registered charity providing therapeutic support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in a Care Farm setting.

We talked to Karen Turnbull about the challenges of running a successful farm and charity, and about how ticketing has made operations easier.

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Client spotlight: The craft market that grew from living room to exhibition hall

Client spotlight: The craft market that grew from living room to exhibition hall

The Scattered Seeds craft market only started selling tickets with Ticket Tailor in September 2021, but the ticket demand for their craft market quickly caught our attention. Once we read more about what a success story the market was and how they are committed to empowering women (both at the event and beyond) we had to reach out and have a chat.

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Client spotlight: A look at how the National Museums NI use Ticket Tailor across 4 magnificent museums

Client spotlight: A look at how the National Museums NI use Ticket Tailor across 4 magnificent museums

The National Museums NI are a group of four museums, with the impressive achievement of being Northern Ireland’s premier cultural and tourist destination.
Each of their museums showcases a fantastic collection of objects, guiding visitors through folk history, transport, art and more.

During some pandemic downtime, they rolled out Ticket Tailor across all four sites, to help them with their entire ticketing journey. From selling tickets to checking in customers, it’s been great to see how successful the National Museums NI have been since reopening their doors.

We talked to Ian Cameron to find out how to run such a successful family of museums.

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Client spotlight: Berlin's jaw dropping art and sound installation, DARK MATTER, now live on Ticket Tailor

Client spotlight: Berlin's jaw dropping art and sound installation, DARK MATTER, now live on Ticket Tailor

DARK MATTER Berlin went live on Ticket Tailor in May 2021 and since then has seen huge demand for their new exhibition space. The DARK MATTER team is benefitting from our time slot ticketing solution, perfect for museums, galleries, tours and attractions. Further to that, we worked hard with the team to make various German language updates to ensure that local ticket buyers could easily navigate the Ticket Tailor check-out experience.

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