Festivals, events & COVID19: Navigating a global pandemic – a glimpse to the future

Festivals, events & COVID19: Navigating a global pandemic – a glimpse to the future

As part of its remit, the Centre for Culture, Sport and Events (CCSE) is committed to hosting conferences, symposia and seminars which promote knowledge generation and exchange, providing a platform for scrutiny, discussion and debate of the issues that frame and influence the sectors of culture, art, sport and events locally, nationally and internationally.   These events afford valuable sharing and networking opportunities for scholars and policy/community stakeholders alike. They are an opportunity to both reflect on what already and to look to the future. CCSE had planned for its annual symposium to take place at UWS’s Paisley Campus in May 2020. However, with the onset of the COVID19 crisis and the subsequent restrictions placed on all “co-present” activity, we were required to reconsider our approach. We are – as we discovered – in a fortunate position. Our University can provide access to a suite of digital broadcasting options; YouTube, Twitter etc, and we have colleagues with the expertise to help us to exploit these facilities inhouse too.    (more…)