The Road to Manchester


Tom Besford
Santana Guérot
Debra King by Daniel Oyegade
Nicola Smyth

Chaired by Tom Besford (UK), English Folk Expo;
with Santana Guérout (France/UK), Band on the Wall; Debra King (UK), Brighter Sound; Nicola Smyth (UK), Arts Council England

What to expect when WOMEX comes to Manchester in 2024. Hear from visa and tourism specialists, alongside industry representatives from across the city's diverse music scenes. Through a presentation and panel discussion the speakers will discuss the journey leading up to WOMEX, opportunities for performance and the legacy of international connections and collaborations that it will spark.