The CHIME Project team will officially launch the project at an Inception Event on Friday 20 November, during EFG London Jazz Festival. The event, held at the Southbank Centre in London, will provide partners with an opportunity to come together to talk about their work, to share ideas, and to discuss ways in which CHIME research can impact on different festivals and heritage organisations.
Supported by Associated Partner MISTRA, the Inception Event will also bring together representatives from case study festivals, including London, Cheltenham and the GMLSTN Festival in Gothenburg to explore audience development initiatives and plans for creating digital tools to support their programming, audience participation and partnerships with heritage sites.
Following the Inception Event, project team members will also deliver public engagement panels as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Project Leader Tony Whyton is Professor in Residence for this year’s Festival and will be hosting panels on Jazz and Heritage (involving CHIME’s Professor Walter van de leur and Dr Beth Perry) and the nature of Jazz Festivals (Professor George McKay and EJN President, Ros Rigby) at the Barbican Centre on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November. Details of the talks programme can be viewed here