Fellows' Activities 2013

Here you can find information about the work Keri and George did as Leadership Fellows on the programme through 2013.


12 December – HLF Centres Meeting (KF)

10 December – Large Grants PIs meeting (KF & GM)

7 December: Nottingham University, CCP showcase and presentation (GM–so sorry, was ill)


29 November – Refugee Youth Workshop (KF)

28 November, Representing Communities project advisory board, Birmingham (GM)

27 November, meeting with AHRC re Cheltenham Festivals partnership, Swindon (GM)

26-27 November, NCCPE Engage Conference Keynote (KF)

24 November, London Jazz Festival, panel chair on Jazz Festivals, panel discussant on Why Jazz Research Matters

23 November, Presentation London Festival of Education (KF)

20 November, Meeting re City/University relationships with Cultural Intermediaries team (KF)

19-20 November, Salford Media Festival, MediaCityUK, with Connected Communities media projects panel / showcase (GM)

11 November: CCP Advisory Board meeting, London

8-9 November: Jazz Messengers, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology project international conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal, keynote lecture (GM)

4-6 November, DE2013 All Hands meeting of Digital Economy programme, theme of Open Digital, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, with Connected Communities digital projects workshop / showcase (GM)

4-6 November, Symposium on ‘What does co-produced research do for social justice?’ (KF with Pat Thomson, Andrew Miles, Tom Wakeford (call for participation opening May 2013).


22 October: Cohesion and Diversity advisory sub-group meeting, AHRC Swindon (GM)

16 October: meeting with AHRC team, Swindon (GM)

15 October: Environments and Sustainability large grants panel meeting, AHRC Swindon (GM)

11 October – HLF Hubs/Centres Panel Meeting, AHRC Swindon (KF)

9 October – Co-Design Projects Workshop (KF)

7 October – V&A meeting (KF)

2-4 October: Culture and Power: Spaces, Iberian Association of Cultural Studies conference, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, keynote lecture (GM)


21 September: meeting with John Cumming, Director, London Jazz Festival, about 2013 events (GM)

20 September: Keynote chair / discussant, Thinking with Jazz: Festivals and the Creative Economy symposium, Lancaster Jazz Festival / Dukes Theatre Lancaster (GM)

18 September: AHRC Community Music Research Network meeting 3, Leeds (GM)

12 September: post-Edinburgh summit team meeting, Bristol (KF, GM, + AHRC colleagues)

5/6 September: Communities and Culture Network + Meeting, Leeds (KF)

3-5  September: Keynote at GEM Conference People Power: Realising the potential of volunteers, communities and partners, Leeds (KF)


26 July: meeting with Pete Moser, More Music, about community-led research output, Morecambe (GM)

25 July: Digital Projects Panel (KF)

24 July: regular meeting between fellows and AHRC team (GM, KF)

23 July: Co-Design research projects planning meeting (KF)

22 July: monthly meeting with NCCPE (KF)

16-17 July: ‘What’s Co-produced research got to do with Social Justice’ editorial team meeting (KF)

11-12 July: Sheffield Co-Production Conference, Presenting on CC (KF)

8-9 July: Triple Helix Conference (Universities, Civil Society, Business), attendance (KF)

5 July: AHRC Leadership Fellows Meeting (KF)

3-4 July: Connected Communities annual summit, Scotland (KF, GM)

2 July: Researching the Connected Communities Programme To Date event, Scotland (KF, GM)


28 June: Crass and Anarchopunk conference, Oxford Brookes University, keynote (GM)

27-28 June: Les Circulations Globales du Jazz conference, Musee du Quai Branlys, Paris, paper (GM)

24-25 June: Society in the Anthropocene conference, Bristol University, paper (KF)

20 June: Co-design projects workshop (KF & Robin Durie)

17 June: meeting of Connected Communities large grants Principal Investigators, MediaCityUK, Salford (GM, KF)

14 June: Meeting Robin Durie, planning Co-design workshop 20 June (KF)

13 June: Connected Communities summit expressions of interest panel meeting, RCUK Swindon (GM/KF)

13 June: Co-design Projects Stage 2 Panel meeting (KF)

10 June: Connected Communities Programme Advisory Group meeting, London (KF, GM)


31 May: meeting with Serious / London Jazz Festival director team re CC festival connection, London (GM)

30 May-1 June: The Time and the Place, HERA JRP final conference and festival, British Library / King’s Place, London—panel member on Humanities research, introducer of performances (GM)

20-24 May: Bellagio, Italy, Unesco Futures Programme – foresight as a tool for community engagement and collaboration (KF)

22 May: meeting with Dr Nick Gebhardt, Lancaster University, to discuss Festivals and the Creative Economy symposium in September, Lancaster Jazz Festival / LICA Lancaster University (GM)

21 May: meeting with Pete Moser of More Music to discuss new community music book project (GM)

15 May: Conserving and Sharing Community Media: The Connected Communities Media Collection project workshop, Sheffield (GM)

14 May: In Harmony Liverpool Research Network workshop, paper about Community Music scoping review findings (GM)

8 May: Oxford Brookes University, visiting seminar about CC programme (GM)

7 May: Policy Reviews follow-up discussion with Catherine Durose, Kate Pahl (KF)

2-3 May: Cheltenham Festivals, meeting to discuss 2014 AHRC collaboration, during the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (GM)

May (tbc): Manchester Metropolitan University, visiting presentation about the Connected Communities Programme (GM)


18 April: regular meeting between fellows and AHRC team (GM & KF)

15-16 April: Changing the Conversation: Artists’ Practice in Participatory Settings conference (Artworks / AHRC / Paul Hamlyn / Arts Council England event), Lancaster University (GM)

15 April: Culture and Community Network Plus Board Meeting (KF)

15 April: Innovation Unit Meeting re CC collaboration (KF)

11-14 April: Rethinking Jazz Cultures conference, part of Rhythm Changes: European Jazz and National Identities HERA / EU project, Salford (GM, member of organising committee)

11 April: Participatory Action Research Workshop with Mary Brydon-Miller (KF)

9 April: telephone meeting with Arts Council England re ACE’s Creative People and Places funding programme (GM)

3 April: Meeting Kim Allman & Sophie Duncan around Community Partner Network (KF)

3 April: Meeting Robin Durie around Co-design research activities for CC Programme (KF)

2 April: AHRC & HLF Meeting re Heritage Hubs call (KF)


25 March – 28 March: Linkoping University, Sweden, 2 x seminars and meetings with university co-production/engaged university specialists on Swedish approaches to engaged universities (KF)

March 25: University of Chester, CCRAM Research Day, presentation about CC programme (GM)

March 19: 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, for the launch of the AHRC Live Music Exchange project book, vol. 1 on  live music in the UK (GM)

March 12: Connected Communities national showcase event, London–panels, discussions, films, posters, talk, networking (KF, GM)–and then, at the end of the day, An Evening With George McKay at Spitalfields City Farm, discussing community gardening

March 1: Remaking Society project conference, University of West of Scotland, Paisley campus, ‘keynote listener’ (George: ‘not quite sure what this involves, but it sounds easy’) (GM)


February 28: CC presentation to Cultural Value Project conference, London (GM)

February 26: regular meeting between fellows and AHRC team (GM, KF)

February 13-15: ESRC arts and humanities / social science application evaluations (GM)

February 12: meeting with new major project team, Communities, Health and Well-Being: University of Nottingham-led consortium, ‘Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery’ (GM)

7 February: regular meeting between fellow and AHRC, including discussion of community-led research project, and international knowledge exhange / follow-on funding, Salford (GM)

5-8 February, CONTECE 2013 Conference – on Future of Universities, Keynote (KF)


28 January-1 February: International Film Festival Rotterdam / Rhythm Changes / POPid HERA projects knowledge exchange symposia and conference: pop festivals, place, community, inc. screening and discussion of Julien Temple documentary Glastonbury (2006)

27 January: Mr Seel’s Garden project showcase, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (GM)

21/22 January: Meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh with Museum/Community Partners (KF)

18 January: Meeting new ESRC CC Project team, Sandwell (KF)

16/17 January: Meeting Co-operative, BBC, NUS about CC programme (KF)

16 January: (tbc) Keynote to NUS on future universities and connected communities (KF)

11 January: meeting with University of Birmingham researcher re CC policy reviews, Manchester (GM)

9 January: Community Heritage funding applications panel, AHRC Swindon (KF)

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