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2011 BAFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: LEICESTER

CREATIVE COOPERATION The largest gathering of arts festival professionals in the UK DAY TWO Thursday 3 November 2011 Host: Leicester Comedy Festival Held in February each year, The Leicester Comedy Festival started in 1994. This year the festival took place across 50 venues with 370 shows over 17 days and now also incorporates comedy film, poetry & spoken word, comic theatre, photographic and art exhibitions, and children's shows.

Venue: Phoenix Square, Leicester Set in the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter, Phoenix Square, which opened in November 09, showcases the very best in cinema and digital entertainment in the East Midlands. Phoenix square is a unique combination of the arts, workspaces and city living. 09.30-10.00 10.00-11.00 11.00–11.30 11.30-12.30 Programming: Policy: Practise: Practise: 12.30-13.30 12.30-13.30 13.30-14.30 14.30-15.00 15.00-16.00 Programming: Policy: Practise: Practise: 16.00-17.00 17.00-19.30 19.30-20.00

Registration, coffee and welcome ‘Its No Laughing Matter’, debating comedy programming and festivals with Leicester Comedy Festivals, Festival Director, Geoff Rowe Hosted coffee break Multi-choice breakout workshop seminars. Using live case studies, each session is an interactive workshop with leading professionals: ‘How to’ programme digital arts. Led by Phoenix Square ‘How to’ influence your festival landscape. Led by Tim Harris, Mainstream Partnership ‘How to’ develop volunteers training. Led by Zoe Seenan, Newbury Spring Festival & Mary Hamilton, The Company Presents ‘How to’ make an impact. Led by Chris Maughan, Arts & Festivals, De Montfort University Tour: & presentation: Phoenix Square followed by the 2011 BAFA Awards: 2011 Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Arts Festivals 2011 Exceptional Service Award Lunch with Talkaoke—the most fun you can have with your cloths on... ‘Leadership in the Arts’, panel discussion led by Donna Renney, Chief Executive, Cheltenham Festivals Tea break Multi-choice breakout workshop seminars: ‘How to’ extending programming in Jazz. Led by Nod Knowles, Nod Knowles Productions ‘How to’ influence people and win friends: the new cultural landscape. Led Selina Mehra, Events and Campaigns Officer, National Campaign for the Arts ‘How to’ work sustainably with venues ‘Greening the Laughs’. Led by Geoff Rowe, Leicester Comedy Festival and Richard Fletcher, De Montfort University ‘How to’ Forum for Festivals with a turnover up to £50K. Led by BAFA Final session Free time Conference Party at Chutney Ivy, 41 Halford Street, Leicester

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