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Category: Festivals

Statement from Alter Art – Roskilde and Open’er

Posted: March 20, 2020-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Covid- 19, Festivals

Festivals Stand Across Europe In a very short space of time, the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 has put the whole world in an extraordinary and worrisome situation. A situation that we handle best by not doing what would otherwise seem like the most human thing to do when the world is against us – getting together. [...]

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Are Councils really using park events just for commercial gain?

Posted: October 1, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management, Festivals

Are Councils really using park events just for commercial gain: Or is it just another Government failure? I read the Guardian article recently about the use of parks for events with some trepidation, only find that it was a fairly balanced review of both sides of the argument. Having worked on projects with a number [...]

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ILMC 30: Security: Rock and a Hard Place

Posted: March 11, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Conference, Crowd Management, Festivals

The 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC 30) took place on 6th-9th March 2018, at The Royal Garden Hotel in London. Over a 1000 delegates attended meetings, events, networking and a Gala Dinner to help bring the live music community together. Professor Chris Kemp, Mind Over Matter CEO chaired a discussion on the impact of [...]

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Sibiu Conference

Posted: August 1, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Conference, Festivals, Leadership

Sibiu Conference: How to work, have fun and really make a difference. A festival conference the Romanian way. Having returned from the East European Music Conference on Saturday I have had time to reflect on one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career. The line-up of speakers was fantastic, the hospitality second to none, […]

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Why are we so terrible at briefing teams for events?

Posted: July 21, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Consultancy, Crowd Management, Festivals

Why are we so terrible at briefing teams at events; Simple we do it for them and not for us. The seven things to remember: Having spoken to all levels of management about briefing delivery it is clear that many thoughts and ideas are apparent across the team. However, no two are really the same. […]

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Event Managing Unique Festival Celebrates Best of City and Country

Posted: July 17, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Consultancy, Crowd Management, Festivals

Mind over Matter CEO, Chris Kemp carried out a project looking at the ingress and egress flow at the Lambeth Country Show this weekend. The event focusing on possible pinch points and also reviewing crowd density at various areas around the site to offer some recommendations to the event management team. It is a brilliant yearly multi-cultural […]

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The All-Female Festival: Why did it have to come to this?

Posted: July 12, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Festivals

Having returned from working at Roskilde Festival last week it is clear that culture has a part to play in the way that we respect gender. Females squatting and urinating at the festival is as common as men using trees and fences and no one bats an eyelid as the equality and respectfulness of this […]

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Keeping festivals and events safe in an uncertain world

Posted: April 3, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Festivals

Professor Chris Kemp, CEO, Mind Over Matter talks about security at festivals for City Security Magazine, April 2017. Read More

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Emergency and Crisis Management: An expert opinion

Posted: March 31, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Festivals

Professor Chris Kemp is known worldwide for his work on Emergency and Crisis Management. Edinburgh Napier University sat down with him to ask his opinion on the importance of crisis management in an increasingly unpredictable world. What is Emergency and Crisis Management? Emergency Crisis Management comes into play when the normal and expected development of […]

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MaMa festival security panel goes down well in Paris

Posted: November 7, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Festivals

Henrik Nielsen (Roskilde Festival), Martin Reitmaier (Rock im Park), Carl Dakin (Dakin Consultants) and Morten Therkildsen (Roskilde Festival) presented a panel at MaMa in Paris chaired by Chris Kemp (MOM Consultancy). The panel tackled new and emerging threats as well as those perceived to be important to not for the future. Localised information from Germany […]

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