A Potted History of Festivals and Festival Making


  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 17:20

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Part of the 2016 Jonathan Mills Lectures series.

As you have been reading this brief description, chances are, several new festivals have been inaugurated, somewhere in the world. But are such events genuine? Do they achieve that special mixture of substance and serendipity, so essential to the intriguing, immersive idea of a festival? What do we even mean when we use the word?

Jonathan Mills explores aspects of the complex relationships between ritual and place, habit and space that throughout history have come to define an illusive, fragile, universal phenomenon – a festival.

Free and open to all.