Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Festival Cultures conference, UEA, Friday 22 May, confirmed programme

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confirmed programme
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From: Lucy Green
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Subject: SIG NOTICE: Festival Cultures conference, UEA, Friday 22 May,
confirmed programme

... 4 x academic researchers, 3 x festival directors, 2 x archives, 1
x Director of BBC Music ... an AHRC Connected Communities event.
Confirmed programme below.

Friday 22nd May

The Thomas Paine Study Centre, University of East Anglia

10.00-10.30 Registration, coffee

10.30-10.45 Welcome and introduction - Prof George McKay, UEA

George McKay, UEA/AHRC Leadership Fellow for Connected Communities programme

10.45-11.30 Keynote 1 Prof Tim Wall,
Birmingham City University

Radio One on the Road: creating that festival spirit for live radio broadcasts

11.30-13.00 Session 2 Researching festival

Chair: Prof John Street, UEA

· Dr Chris Anderton, Southampton Solent University, author of
Music Festivals in the UK (Ashgate, 2016)

· Dr Roxy Robinson, Leeds Beckett University, author of Festival
Culture and the Politics of Participation (forthcoming December 2015)

13.00-14.00 Lunch & exhibition / screening

14:00-15:30 Session 3 How does a festival reflect its
environment? Festival directors speak

Chair: Dr Karen Smyth, UEA

· John Cumming, Director, EFG London Jazz Festival

· William Galinsky, Artistic Director, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

· Ben Robinson, Director, Kendal Calling

15.30-16.00 Coffee break & exhibition / screening

16.00-17.00 Keynote 2 BBC perspectives

Bob Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and Director BBC
Music, in conversation with Prof Tim Wall, to include audience Q&A

Through the day:

Exhibition of East Anglian Fairs Archive, presenting photographs,
posters and memorabilia from the fairs, which ran from 1972-1986, as
an important regional seasonal festival / alternative gathering.

Festival films from the East Anglian Film Archive, screening of
archival films of local festivals and jamming sessions from the 1960s
and 1970s.

Prof George McKay

AHRC Leadership Fellow, Connected Communities Programme

Film, Television & Media Studies (FTM)

University of East Anglia

Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

tel +44 (0)779 1077 074; +44 (0)1603 592152

connected-communities.org georgemckay.org

Shakin' All Over: Popular Music & Disability (University of Michigan
Press, 2013)

ed., The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture (Bloomsbury, 2015)