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Final information about Here to Stay - the JPN Conference 2023

Our Birmingham colleagues have arranged some exciting fringe activities which you can also attend while you are at the conference. After the first night of showcasing on 31st October, we invite you to join us for a late-night jam session at The Spotted Dog.

 For those staying on until November 2, conference delegates are invited to attend a specially curated walking art and music tour of the Digbeth area, which departs from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at 3.05pm. Regarded as the city centre’s creative quarter, Digbeth is at the heart of Birmingham’s artistic community. Home to galleries, studios, community spaces, and venues, the area is a vibrant hub for cutting-edge artwork that reflects the energy and diversity that Birmingham and the West Midlands has to offer.The DigWalk tour will take you on a tour around the area, stopping off in three arts spaces where you can enjoy an exhibition and watch an improvised performance by musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Please book your free DigWalk tickets here. 

This is followed by one of PAUL DUNMALL INVITES events at 6.30 pm at The Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire featuring Percy Pursglove, Olie Brice and Will Glaser-  Tickets available here.


In order for us to choose breakout spaces of the correct size, and provide you with lunch, please take some time to fill in the form below.

This will let us know what sessions you’d like to attend, and whether you have any accessibility or dietary requirements.


If you are yet to book your accommodation during the conference, there are still rooms available at a reasonable price close to both venues. Here are some hotels we suggest:


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s JPN Conference. We’d like to extend a huge thanks to our partners at B:Music, Birmingham City University, and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and our sponsors Making Music and the National Jazz Archive.


If you have any questions, please contact Maeve