Programme and Registration

The theme of the conference is Music, Culture and Nature

More information about the theme can be found in the call for papers

The preliminary conference programme is available here.

Conference registration fees: 

Early bird registration applies until 23 March. 

Late prices apply from 24 March.

Registration closes at 12 midday (BST) on Monday 6 April.

Category2020 early2020 late
BFE members waged£118.00£128.00
BFE members unwaged £68.00£73.00
Other waged£148.00£158.00
Other unwaged£88.00£93.00
Flat day rate£52.00£57.00
Thursday evening meal (waged)£25.75 £25.75
Friday evening meal (waged)£25.75 £25.75
Thursday evening meal (unwaged)£15.00 £15.00
Friday evening meal (unwaged)£15.00 £15.00
Saturday conference dinner (waged)£40.00 £40.00
Saturday conference dinner (unwaged)£30.00 £30.00
Friday concert tickets (full price)£12.00 £12.00
Friday concert tickets (student)£8.00 £8.00
Conference registration includes refreshments throughout the conference and lunches on Friday and Saturday only.

Please note: evening meals must be booked when you register – alternative eating options in the vicinity of Newton Park can be found here. Other food options in Bath can be found here

The conference dinner / jam session on Saturday night is to be paid cash only, at the registration desk.  It will be at the Green Park Brasserie in Bath.

For those not attending the conference dinner, there is an adjacent al fresco dining space at the Brasserie’s sister company, Bath Pizza Company (not bookable). All delegates are welcome to the jam session from around 9:30pm.

please Register here

Tickets for the Friday evening concert in the Michael Tippett Centre (Newton Park) must be booked separately, here. This is a special concert to commemorate the sad passing of mbira maestro Chartwell Dutiro on 22 September 2019.

You are strongly advised to book your ticket in advance of the conference as the concert is also on sale to the general public.


Any BFE members interested in one-to-one mentoring at the conference with a senior member of BFE should get in touch with Simon McKerrell, Chair of BFE ( who will arrange an informal mentoring session.

Conference Registration will close on Monday 6 April 2020 at 12:00 BST. Please note once your booking has been confirmed this is non-refundable.