The MCICH Network is running a two-day festival covering society, heritage, land use, surveillance, & other issues, alongside informed presentations – including three from mainland Europe - on Creativity, Culture, and Heritage.
Join us for one or more of the 5 sessions:
Session 1 Friday
20 March, 1.45pm - 5.15pm
The Future of Festivals Funding in Scotland (2-3pm)
• Fashion or other Creative Industries Provocation (3-3.15pm) Tea break
• Keynote presentation on Creativity (3.45pm - 5.15pm) sponsored by the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity, University of Andrews – Professor Pier Luigi Sacco, IULM, Milan Tickets cost £3.50
Session 2 Friday
20 March, 5.30pm - 7.45pm
Keynote presentations on Heritage sponsored by BEFS, the MCICH Network and IHBC with speakers Francesco Bandarin (Venetian academic and one-time ADG UNESCO and one-time Director, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO), Piet Jaspaert (Brussels) and with possibly a second Europa Nostra representative (2 hours).
A brief networking session over wine is estimated to take place at 7.15pm - 7.45pm Tickets cost £6.50
Session 3 Saturday
21 March, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Rights, Responsibilities and Challenges: event with support from CRISP.
Professors Charles Raab FRSA (Edinburgh) and William Webster (Stirling) on Surveillance and Privacy, plus Andrew Neal, University of Edinburgh on Security
Citizenship Provocation – Clive Mitchell FRSA on 'The Decline of the Public - the hollowing out of citizenship' (David Marquand, pub. 2004)
Local Democracy and devolution to Communities – three Provocations by Paddy Bort and Dr Lesley Orr, both of the University of Edinburgh, plus the Church of Scotland Church and Society Committee Convenor, Sally Foster-Fulton. Tickets cost £3.50
Saturday 21 March, 12.45pm - 1.45pm
Lunchtime Presentation – The General Election and the Union – presentation by, and discussion with, Professor Charlie Jeffery FRSE, University of Edinburgh Vice Principal. Tickets cost £3.50 Please bring your own lunch.
Saturday 21 March, 2pm-3.30pm
Sponsored by JHI, S&LE and the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital. Land Use, Management and Ownership followed by debate, with keynote speakers Professor Iain Gordon FRSE (James Hutton Institute), Andrew Midgley (SL&E) and a representative on behalf of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital. Tea break Tickets cost £3.50
All sessions take place at St Stephen Centre, St Stephen’s Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AB
Any questions, please email Ann Packard: