Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher
Nottingham Trent University | NTU

Master of Research

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Questionnaire-based surveys are a common data collection tool in events research as established by earlier reviews of methods within the literature. This paper examines and critiques the historic development, current position, gaps in knowledge and future implications for surveybased research. 286 articles from four events-specific journals were re...
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Ahrens book has a lengthy subtitle: "One simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking-for students, academics and non-fiction writers". No doubt, this line has been added to draw attention and help it stick out among an often baffling array of how-to guides and self-help books. This is neither a self-help book, to guide the reader throu...
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Purpose Public libraries in the UK are increasingly expected to provide arts activities and events as part of their usual operations. The purpose of this paper is to summarise recent policy trends in this direction from both the perspective of libraries’ and the arts sector. A touring theatre project aimed at children and families is discussed in f...
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The findings of “Face your elephant,” a peer led youth engagement project, are presented. It has been operating for over 10 years and has engaged with over 10,000 festival-goers at 15 festivals, trained over 100 peer educators in science communication and public engagement skills and helped to change power supply practices of festival organizers in...
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Recent changes to disabled students support in higher education are at the front of many contemporary debates, least of all in the pages of this journal. Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) have been a key focus for both governmental and Higher Education Provider led initiatives, with Assessment centres and DSA Assessors among those adapting rapidly...
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There are various positions on what literature represents ‘core’ event management research and to what degree ‘peripheral’ tourism and hospitality (T&H) literature influences and overlaps with this field. Previous literature reviews have made progress but methodological challenges remain. The influences of journal lists, performance-based research...
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The Spark Arts for Children is a registered charity based in Leicester, founded in 2003. Since 2013 they have worked with Leicester libraries to programme high quality performances across the The Spark Festival. This work with libraries and schools led to Among Ideal Friends in 2016-17 with library authorities across the East Midlands.
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Festivals often struggle to articulate their impacts on the world; whether individually or as part of a loose cultural sector. This paper presents the development of an integrated reporting framework for festival evaluation that is comprehensive yet flexible. The development process directly incorporated the research outcomes of 27 individual cases...

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