Workshop: A greener live

Friday 4 March 2016
17:00 – 18:00
Room 4
Hosts: Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival/GEI (UK) | Chiara Badiali, Julie’s Bicycle (UK)

Across the spectrum of the live music business, the drive to be more efficient and environmentally responsible is gathering pace. But taking those first or second steps with a venue, festival or tour can be bewildering. Lucky then, that Claire O’Neill and Chiara Badiali are on hand to guide delegates through all the tools and services currently available, and discuss the best routes to going green. With some illuminating case studies and practical tips, their workshop will tackle the best options for saving money, energy and time, while doing the right thing. 


About Chiara Badiali:

Julie’s Bicycle is the leading global charity bridging the gap between environmental sustainability and the creative industries. Its aim is to create a creative community with sustainability at its heart and our goal is to provide the inspiration, expertise and resources to make that happen. We work with over 1,000 cultural organisations across the UK and internationally, to help them measure, manage and reduce their environmental impacts.

Chiara joined Julie's Bicycle in 2012 with a focus on getting the manifold stakeholders in the music industry on the same page when it comes to embedding environmental best practice in their activities, working on projects including Powerful Thinking in the UK and EE MUSIC in Europe. She has various former lives in cultural PR, live music promotions, and festivals.


About Claire O'Neill:

Claire is the Co Founder & Director of A Greener Festival, Event Producer and Programmer of GEI, Show Production & Aerialist for Arcadia Spectacular and Ferry Manager for Bestival.

After studying Music Industry Management, Claire graduated in 2006 with a first-class degree and research project that led to the formation of A Greener Festival, which has since assessed and advised over 300 festivals worldwide on their environmental management. For the first few years of her career Claire worked for London record labels in Licensing and New Media Management, but was soon drawn fully into the live route driven by her passion for festivals.

Claire is internationally recognised and consulted in the field of event sustainability, and delivers university lectures on the subject in the UK. Working with a wide range of festivals and events in various management and co-ordination roles for over 10yrs, Claire has developed a broad experience of events management, production, entertainment, logistics and operations.

In 2008 Claire was appointed as General Manager and later Senior Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals for the launch of the organisation.

Claire is also a professional aerial circus performer and teaches aerial performance skills at circus schools internationally.

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