Cultural Exchanges student team 2022


Cultural eXchanges is in its 21st year and is funded by De Montfort University 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 event. Without their hard work and commitment, Cultural eXchanges would not be possible.




Administration Team

Megan Maw
Oliver George

Marketing Team

Laura Hartfield
Mia Parmar-Saville
Cristina Taliba

Operations Team

Basia Rychert
Lucy Vesty
Catherine Kidd-Stephenson

Thank you to:

Dean of Faculty Simon Bradbury, Jill Cowley, Kate Gerrard, Marian Rooney-Ashby, Professor Martin Polley, Rachael Walters, Professor Simon Perril, Professor Barry Dufour, Mel Knott, The PACE and Campus Centre Technicians, Arts and Festivals Management Volunteers, 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, Simon Brown, Hiu Man Chan, Sally Skea, Chris Wigmore, Chris Heighton, Katie Whyley

Extra special thanks to: Mark Barnett, Louise Hughes, Vanessa Greene, Nathaniel Rubyan-Ling, Andrea Jones, Karuna Patel, Karima Ejaz, Marie Kouparris, Chris Johnston, Kouhsik Battacharya, Will Baker, James Merryfield, Anna Roberts-Finn and Beth Chilvers (Studio Fig).

Cultural eXchanges 2023

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UNITE Students

Cultural eXchanges is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Unite Students as sole festival sponsor. The group has continued to provide support and guidance throughout the planning process and we look forward to continuing to build this relationship in future years.  Please look out for more information about Unite Students throughout the festival.