Events Delivered is the trading name of Phil Nicholas, a professional event producer with 20 years’ experience in the industry, encompassing venue-based concert and spoken word productions, outdoor community festivals and markets.
I lived and worked in the UK until 2010, at which point I relocated to Australia. I currently split my time between the Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales.
Events always felt like an adventure to me, from the anticipation created by long drives up to The Lakes District for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award hikes during my school years, to the nervous energy of starring as Robin Hood: Foreigner in Tights, while working as an English teaching assistant in Japan in the 90s.
These early experiences spurred me on to explore the world of events as a profession and before long I was running gigs and tours for the likes of London’s top jazz promoter (Serious), cutting edge independent music promoters (Eat Your Own Ears) and a consortium of venues skilled at engineering artistically ambitious, one-off collaborations between exciting musicians (Music Beyond Mainstream).
As a counterpoint to the intricacies of event management, I cherish spending time in nature, as this allows space for inspiration to work its magic on the development of new ideas. Here in northern NSW, large expanses of land are reserved under the National Parks Act, surely one of the most valuable laws ever enacted. This photo shows me gazing wistfully across the granite country of Gibraltar Range National Park, trying to remember where I’d parked the car.
London Literature Festival
Client: Southbank Centre
Working as an event producer at London’s largest multi-venue arts complex, I coordinated 2 editions of this festival involving writers, philosophers and film makers from across the globe. I also produced editions of the London Guitar Festival, New Year’s Eve events at the Royal Festival Hall and concerts by dozens of world-class musicians in every conceivable genre and cultural background.
Scheyville Centenary Celebration
Client: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Only four months into my adventure work for the NSW State Government, I produced a landmark reunion at this fascinating site with significance, during different decades of the late 20th Century, for migrant generations and officers trained during the Vietnam War. The event won the Gold Award for Events in the 2011 NSW Tourism Awards.
Surfing The Coldstream Festival
Client: Live Prawn Productions Inc.
While heading up a local not-for-profit community association and managing a large team of volunteers, I programmed, funded, marketed and produced 3 editions of this boutique music and arts festival in Yamba, NSW between 2014 and 2016. The event was recognised in 2015 with the Clarence Valley’s Australia Day Award for Community Organisation.