Our festivals are an opportunity to bring our clients, partners and contributors together, to celebrate examples of good governance and to share ideas and experiences with a wide range of colleagues, where old friends meet and new ones are made.

Governance can never be defined as an activity that stands on its own. Good governance by its definition, is a communal activity. The Festival of Governance is unique in that we have brought together leaders and decision-makers from across multiple sectors bound by a common passion for good governance.

The Festival of Governance brings together a community of likeminded people with a common purpose.

This year’s Festival of Governance will explore the impact this community has on the local communities of people they serve, and we will explore what leaders of organisations are capable of when we work together to create a better, fairer world.


This year’s festival will look back and examine our previous festivals with the launch of a printed Review, illustrating the impact of our work over the past four years, featuring contributors from all the sectors we work with, drawing inspiration from local, national and International communities.

Our Festival programme this year runs from 27 September, when we kick off with our Annual Lecture headlined by the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith. Over the following weeks, we will look at how communities are created and sustained through good governance, hosting various events exploring issues of engagement, improvement, diversity, immigration, sustainability, technology, partnerships and the voice of communities.

Your involvement is, as always, key to making the Festival of Governance a success.


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