It’s less than a week to go until the Event Production Show (EPS) where Music Support is proud to be partner charity. Taking place at London’s ExCel on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th March, EPS is dedicated to the live events industry across sports, music and culture, bringing together event professionals from every sector including promoters, festival organisers, production companies, staging, AV, technology, local authorities and everything in between. Further details HERE.  

You can find Music Support at stand G32E on 8th & 9th March between 930am – 530pm. We will be raising funds and awareness and inviting people to take part in ‘The Great British Flight Case Race,’ where you can be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to The Great Escape Festival

We will also be hosting ‘Mental Health First Aid for the Industry’ on Wednesday 9th March from 12.45pm – 1.30pm in the Foundry Theatre. This informal panel will feature Norman and Hannah, our Learning and Development Specialists, who will be providing an overview of Music Support’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. They will be joined by special guests Andi Hopgood and Tom Lee, MHFA alumni, who will share their experiences of why they took the training and the difference it has made to their professional lives. Further details on Andi & Tom below.

Thank you to Mash Media for choosing us as their partner charity for EPS and their ticket partner, Ticketpass, whom they are working with to ensure £1 is donated to Music Support whenever a visitor enters the EPS FANZONE

Thank you also to the team at Play Fund Win who will be running a prize draw at EPS to raise funds and awareness for us.  

We would love to see you at EPS. Click HERE To register to join us for free.

APPENDIX – Mental Health First Aid for the Industry with Music Support – special guests

ANDI HOPGOOD is a freelance musician with twenty years’ experience in the music industry. She currently works as a performer, choir leader, and community musician.

Alongside her work, Andi is an activist with the Musicians’ Union. An elected member of the MU’s Executive Committee, she is currently its Vice Chair giving her a powerful voice in the industry. Andi has also chaired the union’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and spoken in the UK and internationally about challenges facing musicians including mental health, copyright, and touring.

Andi has also been a Labour Councillor in Ipswich, where she lives with dachshund Bessie.

TOM LEE is a 29-year-old freelancer in the live music industry, with primary experience ‘on the road’ as a merchandise manager for artists – with additional experience as a tour manager, driver, production assistant, and guitar/backline/stage tech. Touring clients include & range from Elvis Costello, Bastille, Girl In Red, Barenaked Ladies, Hatsune Miku, Pinegrove, The Waterboys, Deacon Blue, and more.