From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 24 March 2009 09:27
Subject: SEFAN 2009-02-24_01 One Day Conference You Shouldn't Miss !

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From: "markringwood" <markringwood_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 23 March 2009 16:34:29 GMT
Subject: One Day Conference You Shouldn't Miss !

Roots South West present: ‘Live and Direct’
In partnership with WOMEX, the World Music Expo,

(and supported by ‘Noodle’ – taking place in Reading January 29 & 30, 2010)

A one-day conference examining the world, folk and roots industry with a focus on concerts, touring and festivals.

Wednesday 22 April 2009  10:00 - 22:00

Bristol Colston Hall, 13 Colston Street, Harbourside,
Bristol, BS1 5AR, UK

Roots South West and Colton Hall Bristol, in partnership with WOMEX, and supported by ‘Noodle’. present a day long event for the British roots, world and folk music industry.

You are invited to check your diary for a major one day UK symposium to be held on Wednesday April 22nd this year. The programme will include of a key-note speech followed by sessions, networking time, lunch and an evening showcase.

The theme for the day is live music and will include representatives from the festival industry, touring consortia, promoters, agents, musicians and managers.

Keynote speaker TBC.

Plus, Gerald Seligman, Director of WOMEX speaks on "The Industry Crisis: Has it finally hit the live scene? An
international view".

Mark Ringwood on visa issues.

News from the UK Bhangra scene from Ninder Johal of UK Bhangra.

Programming events from Guy Morley of the Big Chill and Brighton Festivals.

An introduction to Black Routes, the new consortium for touring
African and Caribbean music

and a chance to meet Music Beyond The Mainstream and hear about their past work and future plans.

An evening showcase headed by two time 2009 Radio 2 Folk Award winner Jackie Oates and band...

For further information mailto:roots_dot_southwest_at_bristol_dot_gov_dot_uk

To book tickets at GBP 25 (including lunch and tea/coffee) go to: or call +44 117 922 3686

This event is funded by Arts Council England.

Announcing the 
Regional Strategic Conference for the Folk / Roots / World Sector March 2009
supported by the National Lottery  through Arts Council England
Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff


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Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453