Live FM: Fan Monitor:  Analysis of attitudes and behavioural trends of music fans in Germany and Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic

Live FM: Fan Monitor: Analysis of attitudes and behavioural trends of music fans in Germany and Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic

Through the Centre for Culture, Sport and Events, UWS collaborated with The University of Applied Sciences in Bonn to conduct the first report of the Live FM: Fan Monitor. It is the result of a collaboration with Francisco Tigre Moura and Prof. Dr. Damian Leschik (IUBH University of Applied Sciences), Sandro Carnicelli (University of the West of Scotland), Gayle McPherson (University of the West of Scotland) and Dr Emma Reid (University of the West of Scotland) to develop and share research of the live music sector during the pandemic. (more…)

Share your thoughts on live music experiences!

Share your thoughts on live music experiences!

The Director of CCSE Professor Gayle McPherson and two members of the CCSE research team Dr Sandro Carnicelli and Dr Emma Reid from the School of Business and Creative Industries are the Scottish leads for a major new transnational project about live music experiences and you can help, by completing a simple short survey! We are seeking views from people in Scotland, England, Germany and New Zealand as part of the study. (more…)

‘Dry’ Trains to Newcastle…

‘Dry’ Trains to Newcastle…

On boarding the 12.30 LNER high-speed from Edinburgh Waverly to London Kings Cross, little did I expect that the journey itself would begin in such a decidedly uncanny manner

Having taken our prebooked seats, applied  earphones, and settled back to enjoy the 5-hour journey as best we could, a slight sense of unease then enveloped the carriage as the tannoy announced: ‘This is a dry train. No alcohol will be served on this train, and no alcohol is to be consumed on this train, between Waverly station and Newcastle.’ (more…)

Arts and Cultural Engagement Participation Support for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Arts and Cultural Engagement Participation Support for Vulnerable Children and Young People

We know that arts and cultural participation leads to a range of positive outcomes for children and young people, both in terms of their cognitive development and their wellbeing. Activities such as playing a musical instrument, performing in dance or drama, painting, sculpting or attending cultural performances, visiting museums and galleries during childhood, all contribute to improved educational attainment and improved social skills. Importantly, these experiences also help to develop many of the attributes necessary for a successful and fulfilling adulthood. (more…)

A Second Summer of COVID, Nearing (New) Normality?

A Second Summer of COVID, Nearing (New) Normality?

For a few months now the summer sun – punctuated with episodes of deluging rain – has provided the backdrop for the continued gradual reopening of our social, sporting and cultural venues. In turn, these developments have presented us with the opportunity to begin returning to social and spaces as audience members, engaging with events in closer proximity with others than has been possible for quite a while.

Navigating the return to a state of near normality has been – and for some continues to be –challenging. If the preceding months have taught us anything, it has perhaps been to ‘expect the unexpected’. Yet, it is also clear that festivals and events of all stripes do not thrive on uncertainty. (more…)