Venue: 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
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
16.00-17.00 Keynote 2 BBC perspectives
- Bob Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 music, in conversation with Prof Tim Wall, followed by Q&A with audience
17:00-18:30 Book Launch for The Pop Festival TO BE CONFIRMED–this assumes copies of the book arrive in time from USA!
- Launch of The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture (Bloomsbury, 2015), edited by George McKay
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.