Registration open for Street Music conference


Roll up! Roll up! We are pleased to announce that registration for this FREE conference is now open via our event page.

We have an exciting programme of 40 speakers from interdisciplinary and international perspectives; in advance of the full programme a taster of our confirmed speakers can be found here.

The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2019.


It is our pleasure to be offering a limited number of bursaries for applicants from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, community partners (e.g. musicians, performers, creative sector workers), caregivers accompanying attendees, and ECR/PhDs who would like to attend the conference. Bursaries will cover up to two nights accommodation and reasonable UK travel.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please contact by April 1st, 2019.


Further information:
Following Connected Communities established practice, the conference seeks to function as a place for dialogue between academics, independent researchers, musicians, performers, and the arts and cultural policy sectors. From brass bands to buskers to ballad singers, organ grinders to beatboxing, one-man/-person bands to flash mobs, music has long played a role in how we experience the public space of the street. In this conference we aim to contribute to the growing discourse around the role of street music in our  contemporary communities and to understand its historical significance.


This conference is being organised as part of the Creative Spaces and Public Culture project at UEA, funded by the AHRC Connected Communities programme.


The conference is free although registration is essential. Registration will open on March 20, 2019 at


The conference will take place on 14-15 May, 2019 at The Forum, Norwich. There will be an evening event and meal provided for conference delegates on 14 May.


For further information about the conference contact or check
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