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Master Class

Organising an Event - Part 7

Part 7:

Am I planning an event for which there is specialist guidance elsewhere?

There is a lot of good guidance available for particular types of event. Some of it is linked to below.

Community events

The Local Government Association’s top tips for holding a public event in your community.

Street Parties

Your guide to organising a street party on GOV.UK.

The Street Party Site provided by Streets Alive.

Firework displays and Chinese/sky lanterns

The Health and Safety Executive’s Giving your own firework display: How to run and fire it safely.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Safer Fireworks.

RoSPA advice on using Chinese/sky lanterns.

Cycling events

If you’re planning an event, from a family fun ride to a challenging sportive, British Cycling can help you organise and publicise it, and provide event insurance.

Running road races

You can find out about organising road running races with Run Britain.

Car treasure hunts

The Motor Sports Association has guidance on organising car treasure hunts.

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is an Eden Project idea to help bring communities together.

Our Big Gig

Our Big Gig is an annual community music celebration that aims to bring communities together to celebrate their local musical talents and get more people involved in music making.

Children’s Play

Playing Out aims to increase children’s safe access to informal play in residential streets through resident-led street play sessions.

The first Wednesday in August is National Playday. To support Playday there is a Get Organised guide for planning local events to support children’s play. The guide can be used for similar events at any time.

Community Games

The Community Games are an opportunity to bring communities together to take part in sporting and cultural activities inspired by London 2012.

Games are organised in a way that works for the community and celebrates its uniqueness.