Community Festivals: Involvement and Inclusion

Allan Jepson, Peter Wiltshire, Alan Clarke

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    This paper presents a part of a more detailed study into the organisation of a communityfestival in the East Midlands of the UK. The focus is on how the central steering groupimposed a restricted sense of culture onto the festival and how the local communitieswere distanced from the processes. The literature on festivals is critically reviewed before the issues of involvement and inclusion are examined. The in depth researchchallenges some of the claims which are made for the benefits of festivals in theliterature, particularly those related to cultural identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCouncil for Hospitality Management Education
    Subtitle of host publicationInt Research Conf
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventCHME Int Research Conf - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 May 200816 May 2008


    ConferenceCHME Int Research Conf
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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