© 2016

Managing and Developing Communities, Festivals and Events

  • Allan Jepson
  • Alan Clarke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Investigating Management Philosophies, Ideas and Principles in the Context of Communities, Festivals and Events

  3. Planning and Managing the Impacts of Festivals, Events, and Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Adrian Devine, Frances Devine, Clare Carruthers
      Pages 165-178
    3. Neil Cameron, Steve Brown
      Pages 196-212
    4. Silvia Aulet, Joaquim Majó Fernandez
      Pages 213-228
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


The different stages of a festival's evolution provide a plethora of opportunities for us to better understand our culture, the relationships we build, what we value in our culture and our communities, and how we socialize and interact with one another. Managing and Developing Community Festivals and Events brings together community festival and event research from nine different countries. It critically explores how festivals and their communities develop and impact upon one another. The chapters focus on a wide range of festivals such as food and culinary festivals, art events, religious pilgrimage and feast festivals, as well as a variety of diverse themes such as joy, civil unrest, preservation of cultures and authenticity.


community festivals events identity arts impacts food festivals planning event construction traditions rituals development management minority Organisation organization research stakeholder

Editors and affiliations

  • Allan Jepson
    • 1
  • Alan Clarke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HertfordshireUK
  2. 2.University of PannoniaHungary

About the editors

Allan Jepson is a senior academic in Event Management & Tourism, and researcher within the Marketing Insight research Group (MIRU) at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. Allan currently serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Culture, Tourism & Hospitality Research, Marketing Intelligence and Planning and the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. His research with Alan Clarke explores power, hegemony and decision making processes that produce community cultural events, community engagement within the planning process, and the impact that festivals and events have upon overall quality of life. Allan is also Vice-Chair for the Association of Events Management Education (AEME).

Alan Clarke is a Docens in the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Pannonia, Hungary. He has been part of the research team undertaking a yearlong review and evaluation of the festivals and events in Veszprém for the Tourism Destination Management Organisation and is currently working on new offers, such as the Auer Festival. Previously he was the Assistant Dean in the Business School, and in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Derby, UK. He chaired the Derby Tourism Challenge Team, was Vice-Chair of the Derbyshire Tourism Partnership and was the founding chair of the Derbyshire and Peak District Sustainable Partnership.

Bibliographic information

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“This book gathers a great number of research articles by a large number of scholars to give the reader a wide range of information. The book is easy to read because each chapter stands by itself. Together, though, they provide a wide-ranging look at diverse aspects of festivals and events. Many useful data can be found here, and further research can be made from case studies presented in book.” (Dajana Lulic, Annals of Tourism Research, Issue 61, 2016)