The last weekend in August sees the Air Festival come to Bournemouth for the 7th consecutive year.
Since 2008 the event has increased in popularity with local residents, holiday makers and out of towners, all flocking to the sea to watch legendary displays from The Royal Air Force and The Royal Navy, as well as civil aviation displays and various ground displays.
The Red Arrows
One of the highlights of the Bournemouth Air Festival has to be the RAF Red Arrows. Flying Hawk jets, they are one of the world’s best acrobatic display teams. This year sees 50 years of flying for the daredevils, with displays on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
‘On the Beach’ Pop Up
Coinciding with the Bournemouth Air Festival this year will be ‘On The Beach’, a pop up lounge and restaurant, opened on 20th August and is running through to 31st. The marquee is just 100 metres from Bournemouth Pier, right down on the sand. Being organised by Seventa & Westbeach, they will be hosting a number of well established and unique brands. The stalls include the Swedish company Rekorderling Cider, Bournemouth’s home grown Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and a Wimbledon favourite, Pimms, not to mention entertainment, food and drink and a curfew of midnight.
Behind the Scenes
With many events like ‘On The Beach’, there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes which the general public won’t see, like the erection of marquees and staging, the co-ordination of workers and staff, attaining permission from the council, local authorities deeming it safe, and the inevitable insurance – which we know all about.
Insurance is the boring part of the organisation process but it is essential. Without adequate event insurance in place the council will not allow the organiser or any stall holder to enter the premises, therefore without these relevant parties and their insurance policies, there can be no event.
We specialise in insurance for occasions like this. We assess the risks and ensure a policy is suitable for the organisers, traders and stallholders requirements, making sure the correct levels of indemnity are met to satisfy the local authority or land owner.