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Festival awards to stage debates around the UK

By | Published on Wednesday 23 February 2011

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Organisers of the UK Festival Awards have announced a series of mini-conferences to be staged in cities around the UK. Called The City Sessions, each event will feature a panel discussing a different issue affected the festival sector and allow for networking between those involved in festival-type events.

The City Sessions will take place in Leeds, London, Bristol, Glasgow and Birmingham this spring, and will presumably be like mini versions of the Festival Conference which is staged alongside the Festival Awards each autumn.

Festival Awards MD James Drury told CMU: “The UK Festival Conference has proved extremely popular so we wanted to make sure the festival industry across the UK could get access to the same high quality information and expertise without the expense of coming to London. By working in tandem with regional and national music industry organisations, each Session will give delegates practical, tailored information which will help make their business stronger – which is good news for everyone who loves festivals”.

The Festival Awards have also set up a new website aimed at those working in the festivals industry at