Episode 1. Can the past indicate our future? 1918 Spanish flu and theatres in the US

With the news that events in Germany have been cancelled until at least October 2020 and events with capacities over 5000 are banned in Ireland until the end of August, industry professionals are looking to each other and news articles to find some indication of how our industry will be …

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Trafalgar Square turns into a giant shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day

On Wednesday 13th March we did something exciting. I had this crazy idea to create a giant human shamrock in central London to celebrate London Irish relationships, inclusivity, community and to do something fun ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. We invited 200 people from all over London (and the world!) to come together, wearing green, in Trafalgar Square and form a giant human shamrock.

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London St. Patrick’s Festival 2019 Launches at Irish Embassy

On the 20th February at the Irish Embassy in London we officially launched the London St. Patrick’s Festival 2019. With speeches from Ambassador O’Neill, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement Debbie Weekes-Bernard and Catherine Casey, Chair of the Festival Community Advisory Board, the festival kicked off …

Crowd Counting: Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade 2018

As a first year student studying MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside our core units, we are given real world projects to work on as part of our learning. Last night I was part of a team of seven students, based across six different countries, live counting …