A topic that I will certainly want to explore further at the symposium is how festivals and events shape our everyday lives (and vice versa). Events are often analysed as set apart from the routine and mundane but, as Dr. Andrew Smith, University of Westminster reflects,
Spatial and temporal concentrations of people united by a common purpose. They help to mark time and make place and involve heightened experiences; distinctive within – but not divorced from – our everyday lives.
Join us to explore this further of the 9th September in Manchester!