Stage design in fatal Radiohead concert collapse called for parts that didn’t exist, witness says

It's ridiculous,' says father of Scott Johnson, drum technician killed in 2012 collapse. The design for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto was flawed from its inception — and several people knew about the problems for years, according to Dale Martin, head of the company contracted by Live Nation to erect [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-04-11T13:14:33+01:00May 14th, 2019|News|

Summary: Theater Duisburg Flooded by 80,000 Litres of Water

The following summary is a news extract made by Blumano via an English translation of the articles from and Deutsche Oper am Rhein regarding this story: On April 5th 2019, the Theater Duisberg - Deutsche Oper am Rhein (German Opera on the Rhine) in Duisburg, Germany was accidentally flooded by 80,000 litres of water [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-04-11T11:27:26+01:00April 30th, 2019|News|

One hurt at Brighton pier’s Air Race fairground ride

One person was injured when part of a fairground ride on Brighton Palace Pier came loose and hit them. Pier chief executive Anne Ackford said part of the Air Race ride had become detached and had struck a passer-by. Ambulance crews said one person was taken to hospital with a leg injury. Paramedics checked others [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-04-11T12:56:07+01:00April 23rd, 2019|News|

Coachella Worker Dies in Fall at Festival Site – Rolling Stone

One week before Coachella 2019 begins, a worker constructing a stage at the Indio, California festival site fell to their death. Coachella organizers Goldenvoice said in a statement Saturday, “Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a friend, a family member. Our friend fell while working on a festival stage. It is with heavy hearts and tremendous [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-04-11T12:27:19+01:00April 16th, 2019|News|

Falling roof kills Leeds stage hand

A STAGE hand from Leeds suffered multiple fatal injuries when a stage roof for a Madonna concert partly collapsed during "flawed" construction process, an inquest heard. Charles Prow, 23, was working on a Madonna world tour and was helping erect the stage roof ahead of the singer's concert at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-03-21T10:01:49+01:00March 28th, 2019|News|

Entertainment Industry: UK imports tariffs under no-deal plan

Summary: The UK government has announced that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Under a temporary scheme 87% of imports by value would be eligible for zero-tariff access. At the moment 80% of imports are tariff free including hoist and winches machinery. Trade Policy [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-03-14T12:11:01+01:00March 14th, 2019|News|

Using the UKCA marking if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new UK product marking that will be used, subject to parliamentary approval, for certain goods being placed on the UK market if we leave the EU without a deal. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal you will still, in the majority of cases, be [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-03-01T09:23:37+01:00March 5th, 2019|News|

Restored theatre opens after 80 years

A theatre closed to the public for 80 years has opened its doors following a three-year multimillion-pound restoration project led by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) unveiled its Theatre and East Court as finishing touches were made for the opening events in early December. The East Wing Restoration [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-14T17:38:00+01:00February 5th, 2019|News|

The first global drone standards have been revealed

As drone use grows, rules and regulations remain in flux and vary among jurisdictions. Last month, for instance, the Federal Aviation Administration granted operators of certain drones approval to fly them in controlled airspace in the US, but the UK has an outright ban on using them within a kilometer of airports. To help establish [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-15T09:16:21+01:00January 22nd, 2019|News|

BLUMANO Launches Netherlands Operation

BLUMANO, engineering consultancy for design and safety in the Entertainment Industry is expanding its operation with the announcement of BLUMANO Netherlands. This prime west European base will work in close collaboration with the existing offices of BLUMANO in the UK and in Italy. Michiel van der Zijde is joining the ever-expanding organisation, who in addition [...]

Vanessa Delaney2019-01-15T09:17:17+01:00January 15th, 2019|News|

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