If you already have a gig list on the web, I may be able to read it (if you give me permission, and if it is not too complicated) directly over the web, just send me the web address (URL).
For event listings, please do not include lots of text about each item, or pictures - if you want to send these, send a separate email for the News pages, see the separate how-to.
The information that is needed is : Year, Month, Day, Event Name, a few words describing the event, Time, Ticket price and where to get tickets, and Venue location including postcode (I convert this to an link to an e-map).
I can (with luck) automatically read a number of plain text, html and spreadsheet formats, but the format that will get the fastest response is the KentFolk Event Format (see below).
Examples of simple formats that can be read are :
Plain Text :
(it helps if different items on each line are separated by "|" or "-") :
Html information laid out as a list :
are ideal, particularly if the columns are labled :
|Fri 3 Mar||Angel - Addington||Hot Rats Duo||8.45pm|
|Sun 5 Mar||Neptunes Hall - Broadstairs||Hot Rats Duo||4.30pm|
|Tue 7 Mar||Cellar Bar - Central Hall||Hot Rats Duo||8pm Tickets on 01634 338338|
|Thu 9 Mar||Kings Head - Rochester||Hot Rats Duo||9.00pm|
|Fri 10 Mar||Caseys - Canterbury||Hot Rats Duo||8.45pm|
|Wed 22 Mar||Plough - Lucent Street||Hot Rats Duo||9.00pm|
|Fri 24 Mar||Prince of Wales - Strood||Hot Rats Duo||9.00pm|
|Sat 15 Apr||Theatre les Insolites - Gravelines||The Hot Rats||9.00pm Contact us for details|
|Mon 17 Apr||Barge - Gillingham||Hot Rats Duo||9.00pm|
|Thu 20 Apr||Cullins Yard - Dover||The Hot Rats||8.30pm|
|Fri 21 Apr||Black Horse - Thurnham||Hot Rats Duo||8.45pm|
|Wed 26 Apr||Plough - Lucent Street||Hot Rats Duo||9.00pm|
These all 'persist' so repeated information
does not have to be re-typed,
but if one particular gig is at an unsusual time (lunchtime ?), or has specific information such as a price, you can use :
t : time
i : info
where the information only lasts for that gig, then returns to the persistant info.
Example for Deal Friday Folk :
The less work I have to do to edit or re-type your gig info, the faster it is going to get onto the calendar ...
and it can be less work for you ... a particularly compact gig list :
Example for Open Mike, Swanley :