Thinking With JazzA?is a day-long symposium that takes place during the 2013 Lancaster Jazz Festival. This year, our panelists and keynote speakers include John Cumming (London Jazz Festival),A?Fiona TalkingtonA?(BBC Radio 3), Gerry Godley (Twelve Points Festival, Dublin),A?George McKayA?(University of Salford),A?Tim WallA?(Birmingham City University),A?Kristin McGeeA?(University of Groningen), Matt Robinson (Lancaster Jazz Festival), Pete Moser (More Music) andA?Tony WhytonA?(University of Salford).
Join them to discuss a range of topics including festivals and social media, spaces and places, funding and programming, and artistic dreams and realities.
In the afternoon there will be an open workshop in which symposium participants collaborate on aA?Grow Your Own FestivalA?resource. Our aim is to provide festival promoters and arts organisations with ideas and practical tools to design festivals which engage local communities in creative and meaningful ways.
This event is supported by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Enterprise Centre and the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University.
The symposium is free to attend, but early registration is necessary, as lunch will be provided. Go to the website here for further information and registration.