Networking: 2013 Conference for Festivals: ‘Common Ground’

2013 Conference for Festivals: ‘Common Ground’

7/8 November in Edinburgh
The Conference for Festivals run by the British Arts and Science Festivals Association will be in Edinburgh, over 7 and 8 November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Under the title ‘Common Ground’, this peripatetic annual event which has recently visited Liverpool, Buxton, Leicester and Brighton and last year was in London, is a two day conference with a programme designed for everyone involved in the festival sector. Whether you are a volunteer running a regional weekend festival, on the full time staff of a national festival team or a consultant providing expert advice – you will find something of interest, something of value – and you don’t need to be a BAFA Member to attend.

The overarching focus will be:
·         on the common ground between festivals – regardless of size or location or genre,
·         on the cultural common ground between Scotland and the other UK nations, and ultimately
·         on the common ground between every delegate.
It’s not all serious talk either, the speakers programme is mixed up with a hugely varied line-up of live performance (in brief 5mins bite sized pieces), plenty of time to network, the BAFA Awards ceremony and not forgetting – the conference party. Read more on the BAFA Website on or email the BAFA Office on

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