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“Be the change” — how Cheltenham Science Festival used a central theme to centre social change within the festival

Journal Article
Kerr, G., Whittle, E., & Navin, M. (2022)
“Be the change” — how Cheltenham Science Festival used a central theme to centre social change within the festival. Journal of Science Communication, 21(06), Article R07
‘Be the change’ (BTC) was the theme for Cheltenham Science Festival. BTC set out to empower audiences as individuals and as a collective to enact positive change across a wide...

Sustainability Toolkit for Festival Managers

Other
Barnes, C., Moore, T., Kerr, G., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Sustainability Toolkit for Festival Managers
This toolkit emerged as part of the Cultura Circular (Circular Culture) programme, a British Council initiative in Mexico focused on promoting a culture of sustainability in t...

Social network analysis and festival relationships: personal, organisational and strategic connections

Thesis
Jarman, D. (2022)
Social network analysis and festival relationships: personal, organisational and strategic connections. (Thesis). Tilburg University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2912990
In the world of festivals and creative communities, relationships matter. Festival managers and producers understand the overlapping links, both professional and private, amon...

Arion Art Group exhibition of current work

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished)

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Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished

Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual

Journal Article
Keith, L., & Kerr, G. (2022)
Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual. Journal of Science Communication, 21(4), Article A03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040203
The workforces of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) industries suffer from skills gaps and lack diversity. Science engagement activities e.g. science f...

"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator)

Exhibition / Performance
Kerr, G. (2022)
"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator). [Exhibition]. Exhibited at Cheltenham Science Festival, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham. 7 June 2022 - 12 June 2022. (Unpublished
The game is on – get set for an awesome adventure in The Arcade and put your skills to the test in a series of fun, creative and cryptic challenges. Can you make, break and cr...

The use of Volunteer Employed Photography within undergraduate assessment: An international field trip perspective

Presentation / Conference
Snell, S. (2022, June)
The use of Volunteer Employed Photography within undergraduate assessment: An international field trip perspective. Paper presented at Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Edinburgh Napier University
Volunteer Employed Photography (VEP) has been used within tourism studies to better understand destinations and the way residents and visitors interpret and experience them. ...

Arts-based research and the intersected tourist gaze

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2022, June)
Arts-based research and the intersected tourist gaze. Paper presented at Future Visualities: Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
There is an extant of research devoted to the ocular nature of tourism as a set of visual practices, and accordingly, to the tourist gaze thesis (Urry & Larsen, 2011). Within ...

Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology

Report
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., & Holmes, K. (2022)
Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology. Edinburgh Napier University
The COVID-19 pandemic created a global hiatus for events and festivals. The requirement for whole countries to stay at home and avoid contact with other people led to numerous...

Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities

Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2022, May)
Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities. Paper presented at CHME 2022 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), Edinburgh Napier University
This paper explores some of the key themes from my PhD. In the paper I introduced the themes in the context of my work, exploring interpretations of "community" and "networks"...
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Women, festival leaders and social transformation: an international comparison.

2019 - date
Bene Piccio | Director of Studies: Dr Louise Todd | Second Supervisor: Dr Martin Robertson

Sustainable festivals and events - an enquiry of leadership and futures

2015 - 2017
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Dr Martin Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration

2011 - 2013
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
Prof Haftor Medboe | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

Heritage interpretation challenges and management issues at film-induced tourism heritage attractions: case studies of Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle

2011 - 2015
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
Dr Justyna Bakiewicz | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Barron

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Festival images: Brand image and stakeholders’ brand relationship types at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2007 - 2011
Dr Louise Todd | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor | Second Supervisor: Prof Anna Leask
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Dementia Engagement Event

Online
11 November 2021

An Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes. This public engagement with research initiative was delivered as part of Explorathon 2019: European Researchers' Night. It involved a participative drawing and collage activity where members of the local community were asked to contribute to an Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes

Whale Arts, Wester Hailes
28 September 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City.

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Lomond Room, Pleasance, Edinburgh
9 April 2019

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 5 June 2019

The Fringe - my BFF. Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interpersonal relationships metaphor is applied to some products, with them viewed as people – such as friends, partners, family members and even enemies. Since its origination in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown in a relatively organic way to become the largest and most renowned festival in the world. My talk will consider if a phenomenon like the Fringe is considered in similar interpersonal terms by its consumers as they organise, attend, support, and participate in their various stakeholder roles, from audience members to performers, and beyond. I will discuss my research where I interviewed consumers about their relationships with the Fringe. I discovered that the Fringe is viewed in numerous interpersonal terms, from casual, childhood and best friendships; to marriages and flings; and even in darker obsessive terms. My research also uncovered that many relationships with the Fringe are life-long, change over time, and can impact upon important life decisions. What does this tell us about ourselves and how we relate to something which is neither another human being nor a valued product, but an experience?

Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
15 August 2017

Universities of Scotland Events Conference, 2017 (USEC2017)

The Business School Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1DJ
24 March 2017