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Tuesday 29 January 2013

Brighton Digital Festival: Your Chance To Sign-Up And Get Involved

Preparation for the 2013 Brighton Digital Festival in September kicks off with a Town Hall meeting, open to anyone wanting to get involved, volunteer or create an event.



Brighton Digital Festival is month-long grassroots celebration of digital culture which takes place from 1 to 30 September. 

The festival is led by the digital and arts communities across the city to deliver a broad programme of conferences, exhibitions, installations, workshops, outdoor events and meet-ups alongside an education programme.

Brighton based events specialist Tom Bailey has also been appointed as festival manager for 2013.

He was Head of Production for White Night in Brighton for the past four years, and produced the City's inaugural TEDxBrighton event in 2011.  

As festival manager, Tom will oversee the management and co-ordination of events to ensure the festival"s growth.

 

Tom said: "I'm very excited and honoured to take on the festival manager role for Brighton Digital Festival. 

"Its phenomenal growth over the past couple of years has gained our city respect nationally, across Europe and in the States as a destination for one of the most diverse and creative digital art festivals on the planet.

"This first town hall meeting on 12th February is a great opportunity for the Brighton Digital Festival community to get together and share early plans and ideas for this year. 

"It's a great forum for moving ideas forward and I"d encourage anyone who thinks they might want to run an event, offer support to other organisers, or help out with the festival to come along."

He will support the event organisers with workshops, training and knowledge, oversee the marketing and branding campaign and oversee stakeholder relationships and budget control.

Last years festival featured over 100 events and was attended by over 25,000 people. 

Donna Close, Arts & Cultural Projects Manager for Brighton & Hove City Council also joins the festival"s volunteer steering committee this year: 

"I am very pleased to be joining the steering group for Brighton Digital Festival.  

"The arts and cultural sector and the digital and creative sectors are the twin engines of our economy that add most to our identity and profile as a city and to the experience of living here.  

"The Digital Festival celebrates and shares the synergies of the two through encouraging and enabling the sector to take part"

The meeting takes place 6.30pm, Tuesday 12 February at Fabrica gallery (Black Lion Street, Brighton).

For more information on Brighton Digital Festival 2013 please go to www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk and signup to the mailing list or follow @DigitalBrighton on twitter.

by: Mike Cobley




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