EFN'S 2023 CONFERENCE will be held in Manchester, England on 19 - 21 October, generously hosted by our partner (and member) English Folk Expo (EFEx)
Download the full Conference schedule HERE
Download the full Conference programme HERE
The 4th annual EFN Conference takes place in parallel with the
English Folk Expo (EFEx) and the Manchester Folk Festival)
from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October 2023.
The registration fee of €60 covers daytime conference catering
and some other basic EFN costs.
The conference is open to everyone involved in the field of traditional arts and those who are not members of EFN can of course also register for the EFN Conference HERE.
Registration for EFEx has now closed but tickets are available
for Manchester Folk Festival HERE
The Conference venues will be Halle St Michael's
and the Stoller Hall - both in central Manchester.
Download info on the venues and travel in Manchester HERE
Delegates to the Conference should book their own accommodation in Manchester.
Information about Manchester (and lots of other useful local info)
can be found on the Visit Manchester website HERE.
The Conference programme (download it HERE) includes opportunities
to hear about the situation for traditional arts in Ukraine
from musician and festival promoter Anastasiya Vortyuk,
about traditional arts surviving in crisis with the
Armagh Rhymers from Northern Ireland,
about cultural tourism (who does it benefit?),
about Members’ own areas of work in special interest groups
(such as artists, storytellers, national organisations and others)
– and more opportunities to discuss EFN’s future plans
including the European Folk Day project.
Plus there will be an ‘Open Mic’ session for Members who want to present their own ideas or projects – to book an ’Open Mic’ spot just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATES ON THE 2023 CONFERENCE WILL BE POSTED HERE REGULARLY.