Planning and promoting community events

THE ANGUS Event Organisers Network will run two half-day sessions to provide guidance to local event organisers and groups in organising events.

The sessions will share the secrets of planning and promoting local, community events, ranging from coffee mornings to gala days or fund-raising discos.

These two sessions will explore all aspects of event planning, PR and marketing, budgeting and funding, delivered by event manager Eleanor Whitby of Red Pepper Events and PR consultant Wendy Glass.

Organisers should preferably be able to attend both sessions, to be held on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and on Thursday, April 25, at the same time.

Places are sure to fill up fast so to reserve a place e-mail externalfunding@angus.gov.uk or contact Alison Smith on 01307 473222.

The Angus Event Organisers’ Network aims to support organisations running events in Angus with support and advice.

The webpage http://www.angusahead.com/Event-Organisers has useful links to resources, handy websites templates and examples, as well a list of equipment which can be borrowed from other groups in the area.

Anyone with equipment they are be willing to share or hire to groups should contact external funding. There is also a useful FaceBook page, Angus Event Organisers Network, for sharing of information, hints and tips, and questions for other groups. E-mail externalfunding@angus.gov.uk for more information.

Groups can be listed free at www.angusahead.com.