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Cultural Exchanges student team 2021


Cultural eXchanges is in its twentieth year and is funded by De Montfort University (DMU) to promote a closer relationship between the university and the city of Leicester. The event is co-ordinated by staff and students from the Festivals Management module of the Arts and Festivals Management degree course. Under the supervision of the teaching team, the students engage in an intensive planning process, administer and market the festival and undertake the practical running of events. Without their hard work and commitment, Cultural eXchanges would not be possible.

Cultural eXchanges Arts and Festivals Management Student Team


Administration Team

Haram Yun, Oliwia Baginska, Nuala Teague

Marketing team

Bethany Chilvers, Anna Deber-Roberts, Isabella Blount, Natalie Trtikova

Operations team

Jemma Kibble, Olivia McPhee, Lauren Coles, Aisha Modeste

Thank you to:

Dean of Faculty Simon Bradbury, Professor Manjeet Ridon, Jill Cowley, Kate Gerrard, Marian Rooney-Ashby, Professor Martin Polley, Rachael Walters, Dr Simon Perril, Professor Barry Dufour, Sally Doughty, Timetabling staff, AV Services and all our colleagues in the faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities.

Special thanks to:

Festival Director – Tony Graves

Arts and Festivals Management staff – Jacqui Norton, Katie Whyley and Simon Brown

Extra special thanks to:

Ben Browne Chief Operating Officer (DMU), James Thompson, Nathaniel Rubyan-Ling, Louise Hughes, Vanessa Greene, Andrea Jones, Karuna Patel, Gurvinder Rupra, Karishma Berry, Chris Johnston, Kouhsik Battacharya, Will Baker, James Anderson, Avis Charles, Tom C Finn (for captioning all pre-recorded videos) and Tom Harrison (for providing music from "HALion Dreams").

Congratulations to Kamil Watroba, the winner of our image competition to represent Cultural eXchanges festival 2021.

Cultural eXchanges is generously supported by UNITE Students.