2016 Events

This page is regularly updated by the Connected Communities Team and individual projects with upcoming events. These events are a great way for everyone, from researchers and community partners to members of the public, to get involved in the programme.

Researching (Jazz) Festivals: A Day of Ideas and Discussion Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Take Five Family Tent, 29 April 2016 10:00 am

Friday 29 April 2016, 10:00am to 5.30pm Take Five Family Tent, Montpellier Gardens FREE attendance (must register via Cheltenham Jazz Festival box office) The Impact of Festivals is a 12-month project funded under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Programme, working with research partner organization, the EFG London Jazz Festival. Read more

Furd Football Circus

U Mix Centre, 14 May 2016 1:00 pm

Join the Football and Connected Communities team for freestyle challenges, video confessions and digital football competitions. With star attraction Soccer AM presenter Dan Magness in a world record breaking freestyle attempt. Read more

Creating Real Utopias in the 21st Century

Watershed, 21 May 2016

A two day festival in partnership with the University of Bristol’s Anticipation Research Group and the Festival of Ideas We ask how do we create utopia in the twenty-first century? What can past examples of utopian thinking – in Bristol and elsewhere, in reality and on the screen – teach us about utopia now and for the future? Read more

In the Making: A Digital Revolution?

University of Salford, 17 June 2016 10:00 am

A FREE one day conference exploring digital fabrication and disability. Read more

Utopia Fair

Somerset House, 24 June 2016 5:00 pm

This June, 35 representatives from contemporary utopian movements from all over the UK will take up stalls and fill our courtyard, celebrating the pockets of utopia that are flourishing around the country from Newcastle to Merthyr Tydfil, Sheffield to Scotland, Brighton to Doncaster plus a range of London sites. Read more

Leapfrog Summer School: Action Research, Engagement, & Co-design

, 5 July 2016

The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 5th–­7th July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation¹s Highland Studio in Forres –­ a beautiful town in the North of Scotland. Read more

Administrators Network Workshop

University of Bristol, 6 July 2016 11:30 am

This workshop will explore the issues around administration and project management for collaborative research projects. It is aimed at any member of professional services staff who works with research projects engaging with community partners or other external collaborators.  We will explore issues around data management, finance procedures, contracts and HR regulations. Read more

Imagining Better Futures

Millennium Gallery, 7 September 2016

Save the date! We are co-producing a bringing together of the Imagine Project’s work next year at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Together we will reflect on what we have learnt from our combined work with communities across the Imagine Project and how this has shaped their visions for the future. Read more

Maker-Centric at Birmingham Heritage Open Day

Soho House Museum, 10 September 2016 11:00 am

10th Sept 2016. 11am to 3pm. Free What would an ideal future for community life in Handsworth look like to you? Drop in and get your imagination going using metalwork to craft your ideas. Also see the colourful praxinoscope (an early form of animation) produced as part of the Maker-Centric project organised by Craftspace. Read more

Futures that didn’t happen: York’s Inner Ring Road

York Explore Libraries and Archives, 13 September 2016 6:00 pm

Join our My Future York research team to explore the plans – developed in the 1960s and 1970s – for York’s Inner Ring Road. The plans would have seen large-scale demolition and were contested by local activists through local action groups and a campaign called York 2000. We will visit areas that would have been affected by the plans – we will finish the tour up in a local pub to debate the implications of these plans for community involvement in York’s future planning today. Part of the My Future York project. Read more

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