Call for Festival Evaluation Volunteers – We need your help!

Rich in culture and history, Manchester’s Medieval Quarter is home to some of the city’s oldest buildings and a distinctive mix of attractions, shopping, restaurants and outdoor spaces.

We are celebrating all things Medieval with a family-friendly Festival running Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September. The Festival involves many of the organisations in the Quarter including Chetham’s of Music, Manchester Cathedral, The National Football Museum and John Rylands Library. Many of the events are informed by research from the University of Manchester explore surprising aspects of Medieval culture from all over the world.

There will be roving medieval performers in Cathedral Gardens, Medieval games, music, historic walks, talks and lots of family craft activities. You can see the full line-up here: Manchester Medieval Quarter Festival

We a looking for a team of volunteers to help us collect vital audience feedback from the Festival. This will be key to planning the next bigger and better festival in 2025. You will work in pairs to collect data and feedback from audiences at all the Festival events and will be supported by the Festival Co-ordinator. This is a chance to gain a better understanding of how arts events are evaluated, how questions are chosen and how to conduct interviews with the public. This opportunity will be particularly useful for those wanting to develop a career in the arts, gain experience in free public outdoor and indoor events or just want to contribute to promoting Manchester’s Medieval history!

You will need to be available for training at Chethams Music School on Tuesday 12 September 4pm-6pm and for either Saturday 23 September 10am-4pm or Sunday 24 September 10am-4pm (you are welcome to do both days, but this is not a necessity).

To register your interest – please email Laura Seddon, Festival Programme Co-ordinator


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