Week Four – Practical Activity: Event Planning

Event 1 – Bundaberg Multicultural Festival
Sunday 30th August – 9am to 4pm

Bundaberg Multicultural Festival – Link to Official Website

The Bundaberg Multicultural Festival is held on the last August of every year, presently held at the Riverside Parklands and Quay Street (BRC 2015). The streets come alive with the sounds of music, the smell of international cuisine and the sight of performers from different cultures (BRS 2015).

For this particular event I don’t think that I would need to be accredited to take photographs as it’s a public event, in a public setting, but I plan to investigate further. At the very least, I intend to make contact with event organisers via their website.

At this time it is difficult to identify the main parts of the event. On the website there is no itinerary present. Over the next week, I plan to contact the festival’s organisers via the website to discover where I can find a published schedule and more information.

At the festival I would intend to get quotes from: 1x Organisers, 2x Food Stall owners, 2x Market Stall Owners, 2x Performers, 2x Families

At the festival I would plan to take photos of: Street shots (for atmospheric purposes), Festival signs, Food, Performers, People

Event 2 – The Handmade Expo Market
Sunday, 23 August 2015 – 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, 13 September 2015 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Handmade Expo Market – Link to Official Website

The Handmade Expo Market is a local monthly handmade, hand-crafted, home baked, home grown artisans market (BRC, 2015). Showcasing a wide range of beautiful handcrafted products the event presents a unique shopping experience for attendees of all ages (HEM 2015).

I have a feeling that I may need to be accredited (or I think it would be polite) to contact that organisers in regards to taking photographs at this event. There is ample contact information on their website, which I intend to explore further this week.

From my research, there doesn’t appear to be any special events at the markets – rather it’s a culmination of stallholders and an open shopping experience. In this event, it may be difficult to find a ‘story’ based on organisation related events. This is something that I would need to consider carefully before attending.

At the Handmade Expo I would intend to get quotes from: 1x Organisers, 2x Event Assistants, 3x Stallholders, 3x Attendees

Similarly, I would intend to take photos of items from stalls etc.

Video – Why you need a plan

Time Flies: Without effective planning, you may miss out on story opportunities

Schedules: Who, what, when, where – important part of planning!

Accreditation: Contact or approach event organisers to let them know why you are there


Ames, K 2014, ‘Why you need a plan’, Youtube.com, viewed 1 August 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFGnt42SaM&feature=youtu.be

Bundaberg Region Council (BRC) 2015, What’s on, Bundaberg Regional Events, viewed 2 August 2015, http://bundabergregionevents.com.au/whats-on

Bundaberg Rotary Society (BRS) 2015, Bundaberg Multicultural Festival – About the festival, Bundaberg Multicultural Festival, viewed 2 August 2015, http://bundabergmulticulturalfestival.org.au/About-the-Festival

Handmade Expo Markets (HEM) 2015, About the Handmade Expo Markets, Handmade Expo Markets, viewed 2 August 2015, http://www.thehandmadeexpo.com.au/about-the-handmade-expo.html

Week Four – Practical Activity: Event Planning

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