How Our Search Works
When you type a word or phrase into the search box it tries to find events that include those exact words. If that doesn’t work, it’ll look for events that include any of the words you keyed in. It will search the event’s name, description, venue and any associated categories.
If you’re having problems, try these tips...
- Keep it simple – the best results are often obtained if you enter just one or two words, such as “Curve” or “films”.
- Avoid using common words - try not to include words like ‘the’, ‘and’, ‘a’, etc as these will be removed from the search and may affect search results.
- Don’t worry about punctuation - you don’t need to add punctuation when searching. Our search engine should return the same results if you include it or not.
- Try another search term - if you can’t find an event by name, try searching for the venue, category of event (e.g. “music”) or other terms that may help your search.
More Advanced Ways to Search
You can also try the methods below...
- Matching keywords or phrases
To match an exact word or phrase, use speech marks around these. For example, “The Musician.”
- Use + and - characters
If you put a plus sign (+) in front of a word with no space, that word is required to be part of the search. Alternatively, if you put a minus sign (-) in front of the word, that word is removed from the search.
- Try the wildcard character (*)
If your search includes a star sign (*), the search engine will find all events that include those characters. For example, enter ‘com*’ (without the quotes) and all events including the characters ‘com’ will be returned. However, if not used properly, this method can return many results.