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PANDA arts

PANDA arts

PANDA arts (panda-arts.org.uk) PANDA supports venues, companies and individuals working in the performing arts sector in the North by facilitating networks, providing training and consultancy, offering professional advice and guidance, and creating connections. We’ve worked with PANDA on a consultation exercise with its members and supporters.

Yorkshire Sound Women

Yorkshire Sound Women

Yorkshire Sound Women (yorkshiresoundwomen.com) The Network seeks to inspire and enable more women and girls to explore sound and music technology. We were engaged to support the Network in developing a new operational structure in line with its Business Plan. To this end, we surveyed existing core group members, carried out one to one interviews and developed an options appraisal.

The end report I thought was a great piece of work, highlighting the main issues and outline very clearly the next steps which needed to be taken. The report has provided the commission with everything they need in term of evidence and other examples and is clear about what they need to do next in order to get St Paul’s carnival back on the street and sustainable.

Laura Pye, Head of Culture, Bristol City Council

You guys have done a fantastic job of putting this report together , lots of great information and most areas covered …Thank you for all you have done so far. I hope this report will help to platform carnival in the way it should be

Nia Davis, St Paul’s Carnival Commission, Bristol

A glimpse of the consultation work we carried out in St Paul’s, Bristol

A glimpse of the consultation work we carried out in St Paul’s, Bristol

Video of St Paul’s consultations

Back in April 2016 as part of a larger options appraisal, we conducted two consultation exercises in the St Paul’s area of Bristol. Attended by activists, artists, politicians, funders and interested members of the community, they were designed to be highly participative and to enable individuals to have their voices heard.

Both events were well attended and proved successful in capturing feelings about the Carnival – past, present and future. Backed up by an online survey which was completed by almost 200 people, case studies of large outdoor festivals and interviews with key players, the events provided us with the material we needed to present a comprehensive report which set out a number of options for a reinvigorated, vibrant Caribbean Carnival.

The Carnival Commission made a video of the consultation events and you can see that here: