The Joy of Festivals Keynote

with Paul Gudgin

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
12:00 - 1:30pm
Alt Hotel

This Keynote is offered to the general public.


We all love festivals! It’s a chance to enjoy what we love and create unforgettable experiences. Paul Gudgin has worked with festivals for over 30 years from a celebrated classical music festival in a small town to the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, where he spent eight years as the Events Director.  He has great stories to tell about the triumphs, disasters and challenges that are part of a festival director’s life. Paul has worked with festival organizers in more than 30 countries. He speaks with humour and passion about the way festivals can transform towns and cities bringing us all much needed joy and inspiration.