Festivals and major events are great for community and economic development but behind the scenes it’s not always plain sailing.
The Upper Hunter Festival Forum is a networking event for stakeholders to share the ups and downs of organising local festivals.
Guest speaker is Professor John Connell from the University of Sydney, co-author of Outback Elvis, the story of a festival, its fans & a town called Parkes. The Parkes Elvis Festival is now listed in Frommer’s 300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World. Professor Connell and a panel of local festival stakeholders – Jan Fallding, Deidre Peebles, Nancy Knudsen and Ruaan Van Der Wath – will get discussion rolling on Upper Hunter successes, challenges and opportunities for a regional approach.
The forum will be held at Singleton Diggers Club, York Street Singleton, on Tuesday 18th September from 10 am to 1 pm. It’s free but you must register with Arts Upper Hunter on 6541 4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Image of “Outback Elvis” used with permission from John Connell.