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Cultural Exchanges festival 2016, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Cultural Exchanges Festival

A festival of ideas, insight and inspiration

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Paris Lees

Writer, broadcaster and passionate campaigner for better media representation of transgender people.

Paris Lees 
Educating Yorkshire

Musharaf Asghar and Mr Burton - creators of a moment of television that has been viewed 10 million times on YouTube

Educating Yorkshire 
Willy Russell

Award winning playwright and song writer - Educating Rita, Blood Brothers and Shirley Valentine

Willy Russel 
David Baddiel

Celebrated writer, comedian, and television presenter

David Baddiel 
Steve Hackett

Legendary guitarist and former band member of Genesis

Steve Hackett     

Cultural Exchanges Festival 

A festival of ideas, insight and inspiration; Cultural eXchanges features a variety of guests and speakers from the cultural and creative industries. 

Cultural eXchanges 2016: Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March

The box office is now open 

The 2016 festival highlights include:

  • David Baddiel
  • Willy Russell
  • Paris Lees
  • Steve Hackett
  • Mark Billingham   

Download the 2016 festival brochure

Launch party 

Friday 26th February 6-10pm

We are happy to announce our 15th year anniversary Launch Party, hosted by the Mercure Hotel. The event will be attended by PVC/Dean of Art, Design and Humanities, Barbara Matthews, along with other guests.

Venue: Mercure Hotel, 71-73 Granby Street, LE1 6ES

Contact us on 0116 250 6229 for more details


Cultural eXchanges is proud to announce our continuing partnership for 2016 with Unite Students accommodation.

2015 Cultural Exchanges sponsor - Unite Students

Now in its fifteenth year, the festival is held annually at De Montfort University; hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities and run by the third year Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons) students.


Online X-Factor presenter Luke Franks gives top advice to DMU students during his appearance at this week’s Cultural Exchanges Festival 2015, plus more from the festival, and the students behind it.

NB: DJ Nick Corelli’s event, originally scheduled for Friday 4th March at 7pm, will now take place on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30-8.30pm in Clephan 0.01.  

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Festival guide 2015
Festival brochure 2016

Details of our exciting guests and events.

Cultural Events Management MA/MSc
Cultural Events Management MSc

Designed to give you skills in one of the most dynamic areas of cultural and commercial activity.

Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)
Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

Discover more about the Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons).