To clarify, this is how the thing would ideally work:
1. user goes to event booking webpage & sees a list of requirements that reads something like: first you need to fill out this form with all the details of your event. all fields are necessary. once you have submitted the form, the details you have entered will be checked. this does not mean your event is booked. you should wait until you receive a confirmation email from the events team. blah de blah...
2. user fills out form. if any fields are missed or not filled properly, the user will be prompted to get it right.
3. when the right details have been entered, user receives on-screen (or maybe email, or both) message that booking is not yet confirmed, but they will be emailed when it is.
4. details of proposed event are automatically emailed to events team
5. events team can edit stored event details if necessary. when all is cool, they can click on confirm and the details will automatically be added to the events programme, displayed on another page on the site.
6. when the event is confirmed, an auto email goes out to the event organiser, telling them it is confirmed and explaining what they should do to make it amazing.
7. events programme should automatically display the events for the coming week on the front page of the site.
I think that's about it. Gaz?
Maybe we could do this as a kind of open source project...
Gaz has access to the insides of the forest site. Pogo knows how it all works. Swithun knows stuff. James maybe also. I have some basic experience of html and php. And Martin is some kind of technical god. Can we make it happen?