Events+ PHP to loop through events

Hi there,

I am trying to add a custom events list that is managed by the events+ plugin to my templates homepage. I am proficient at PHP however my wordpress framework is a little limited. Could you help me loop through the events+ upcoming event objects, within my custom frontpage php.

I want to get away from using a shortcode as I will need a little more flexibility in terms of splitting up the returned events into my css framework columns e.t.c.

From digging around the plugin code, I can see there are a number of factory functions such as : Eab_CollectionFactory::get_upcoming_events(), which I assumed would give me the next years upcoming events, however I am just getting an empty array back.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.