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Calling Freelancers – Register for FREE MHFA Training

FREE Mental Health First Aider training for Freelancers working in the technical entertainment industry! Just as you can become physically…

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#WeMakeEvents to host BikeFest 2022 and raise funds for Backup and other industry charities

#WeMakeEvents invites keen cyclists from across the events and entertainment industry to sign up for BikeFest 2022, which will take…

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Backup launches new Mental Health First Aider logo

Following in the footsteps of other industries that have taken steps to raise awareness of the importance of Mental Health,…

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Backup welcomes new trustees and team members

With the growth in Backup’s remit over the past couple of years and the resulting additional workload, the charity is…

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Kartfest 2022 – A celebration for the industry and a fantastic fundraiser for Backup

The atmosphere was electric yesterday at Daytona Sandown Park as the industry gathered for thefirst Kartfest in three years. With…

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July Dates for FREE MHFA Training for Freelancers

FREE Mental Health First Aider training for Freelancers in July! Sign up for our AJ Bursary for Free MHFA training…

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Grab Your Running Shoes and Lycra – Backup Announces the Roadie Games for Kartfest 2022

Backup is delighted to announce that running (or perhaps stumbling!) alongside this year’s Kartfest will be the inaugural Roadie Games….

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Backup joins forces with big drop

Backup – the Technical Entertainment Charity and Big Drop, award winning brewers of alcohol-free beer, are joining forces to generate wider…

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Get ready to press your pedal to the metal – backup’s kartfest is back!

It’s been two long years, but it’s time to pull on your racing suits, don your helmets and get back…

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Backup newsletter winter 2021

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Winter 2021 Newsletter

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Backup pumpkin challenge back for 2021

The #BackupPumpkinChallenge is on again this year, for full details on the creative competition and its categories click here

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Backup launch aj bursary for mental health first aider training

Backup launches free Mental Health First Aider course at PLASA 2021 Backup recognises the need to positively communicate with our…

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Backup newsletter summer 2021

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Summer 2021 Newsletter

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Backup launches free helpline

Industry charity Backup has long recognised the technical entertainment industry as an exciting, but challenging place to work and is…

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Backup joins in funding for free bursaries for addiction and recovery aware training workshop

TPG – Tour Production Group have commissioned Music Support to create and deliver an Addiction and Recovery Aware training workshop. TPG and Music…

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Breaking news in aid of backup – amazing artistic collaboration nft auction starts today!


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Industry Collectives Mount New Initiatives in Support of Backup

This month, two industry collectives have mounted new initiatives to raise awareness of the live industry’s ongoing battle to stay…

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We Need Crew – Move for Crew Campaign in March

WeNeedCrew need you to #MoveForCrew In aid of raising donations and awareness of the impact that this pandemic is having on…

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Backup Announce Round 3 of Hardship Fund

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity has now completed Round 2 and announces a Round 3 of the Backup Hardship…

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Backup Newsletter Autumn 2020

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Autumn 2020 Newsletter

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Backup Hardship Fund Update 

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity has now completed Round 1 and announces a Round 2 of the newly launched…

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Backup Announces Hardship Fund

In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19, Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity, is announcing the creation of a separate initial Hardship Fund

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Backup Pumpkin Challenge Back for 2020

The #BackupPumpkinChallenge is on again this year, for full details on the design competition and its categories click here

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West end stars and theatre’s technical entertainment companies come together to support industry family

Each Wednesday from 9th to 30th September, a dazzling line-up of the West End’s most well-loved singers will perform alongside some of theatre’s top musicians in West End Unplugged

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Backup Newsletter Summer 2020

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Summer 2020 Newsletter

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Backup Trustee Alan Jacobi lvo

It is with profound sadness that Backup has lost one of its founding members and most valued Trustees – Alan…

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Backup autumn 2019 newsletter

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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Nomadic numpties return from mongol rally with over £6,000 for backup

After ten weeks on the road, having covered over 18,000 miles in their trusty car Poppy, which some might think…

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Backup Pumpkin Challenge

Here is an excuse to unleash your creativity in aid of Backup! Backup is launching the Backup Pumpkin Challenge, a competition to help raise awareness of the Charity.

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Kartfest 2019 Backup’s most successful event to date

Five years on from the original 14 teams and £7,000 raised, Kartfest 2019 sold out in less than two weeks with 34 teams taking part.

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