Christopher Barnes
christopher barnes

Christopher Barnes BA (Hons). MSc. PgCert

Student Experience

Biography

A PhD Researcher Student at Edinburgh Napier University. Christopher holds a BA Honours in Tourism Management (2013) also an MSc in International Festival & Event Management (2021) haven graduated with High Distinction attaining the university class medal.

Prior to returning to academia - Christopher lived around the World and worked extensively in International conferences & events. Christopher's management experience is within international concert arenas and also large scale convention centres and also five star luxury events in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

In 2022, in collaboration with senior lecturers in collaboration with the British Council and Edinburgh Napier University, Christopher helped create a Sustainability Toolkit for Festivals in Mexico, published online in English and Spanish. In 2021-2022, Christopher was also involved in the collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University and The British Council in creating five module chapters for starting a festival. These modules where published online via the British Council India website.

Christopher's Research interests include - Pilgrimage and Heritage Tourism, Ethnographic Research, Festival & Event Management, Tourist Facilitation, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Regeneration, Museums, Cultural Tourism, Sustainability

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Sustainability Toolkit for Festival Managers

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Barnes, C., Moore, T., Kerr, G., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Sustainability Toolkit for Festival Managers
This toolkit emerged as part of the Cultura Circular (Circular Culture) programme, a British Council initiative in Mexico focused on promoting a culture of sustainability in t...

Destination Net Zero – Net Zero Events Baseline Review

Report
Robertson, M., Ali-Knight, J., Barnes, C. A., Brogan, J., Brown, C., Myers, K., & Wharmby, C. (2022)
Destination Net Zero – Net Zero Events Baseline Review. VisitScotland
Guided by the key themes of measuring, monitoring, decarbonisation and adaptation, an extensive body of knowledge in these four areas relating to carbon emission and managemen...

Business Planning & Governance for Festivals

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Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Business Planning & Governance for Festivals. [Course module]
Festival planning is not like day-to-day business in an office! Imagine an umbrella shared by several people: that’s how a festival works! Festivals are a collaboration of dif...

Audience Development and Communications for Festivals

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Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Audience Development and Communications for Festivals. [Course module]
Audience development and communications are vital in modern-day festival management. Audience development is also about retaining interest from existing audiences and growing ...

Starting a Festival

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Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Starting a Festival. [Course module]
Have you got an idea for starting a festival and are unsure where to begin? This toolkit will help you get started. The good news is that all leading festival curators have as...

Artistic & Curation Strategies for Festivals

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Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Artistic & Curation Strategies for Festivals. [Course module]
To compete and succeed in any venture in the modern world, it takes thinking outside the box and strategising your actions. Artistic flair and curation strategies are what mak...

Financial Management, Risk & Resilience for Festivals

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Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022)
Financial Management, Risk & Resilience for Festivals. [Course module]
Good financial management is extremely important when starting a festival. The ability to manage your festival’s funds, plan your budget, manage risk and be resilient is funda...

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