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Carnival comes to CMCI: Entrepreneurial legacies of the Notting Carnival symposium

Nicole Ferdinand, PhD Candidate in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries recently hosted a one-day symposium on the Entrepreneurial Legacies of the Notting Carnival on 25 October 2012. The day included a key note from Dr. Suzanne Burke from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, presentations from a mix of academics and practitioners and lively panel discussions. Nicole organized this symposium with the help of a small grant she was awarded from the Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Dr. Ruth Adams, Nicole’s supervisor chaired the symposium.


Attendee feedback has been extremely positive:

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the symposium yesterday and how valuable I found it…head buzzing with thoughts and connections. I might also say what a friendly conference it was …had some really good conversations.” -Maggie Gold, Course Leader, MA Arts and Heritage Management, London Metropolitan Business School

“[…] a thoroughly insightful and engaging day which addressed some important issues regarding management of the arts. This first hand insight into the views and applications of management principles at Notting Hill Carnival will be invaluable in informing my future studies and research at UOM.” -Stefan Evans, MA Student, Arts Management, Policy and Practice, University of Manchester

The presenters

Joining Nicole on the day were  Professor Albert Postma, European Tourism Futures Institute, Dr Ruth Adams, Dept of CMCI, Wendel Clement, PoisonUK Events Limited and Dr Suzanne Burke, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Further details of the day’s presentations:

Don’t get out much anymore – Presented by Robin Croft, Reader in Marketing and Dr. Nigel Williams, Lecturer in Project Management, University of Bedfordshire

Scenario Planning – Presented by Albert Postma, Professor of Scenario Planning, European Tourism Futures Network

Entrepreneurial Legacies of Notting Hill Carnival Bands – Presented by Nicole Ferdinand, PhD Candidate, Dept of CMCI


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