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.

Reggae Futures

Senate House, 2 November 2017 9:30 am

Reggae Futures is a pair of reggae-focused research events over two days in London bringing together the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Reggae Research Network and Bass Culture Research projects.   If you would like to attend one or both of these events, please register on our Eventbrite page. Read more

Punk in the Provinces

Norwich Arts Centre, 23 November 2017 6:00 pm

40 years on from punk rock, come and join in an evening’s conversation between local fans from Norwich in ‘77, journalists and academics discussing the significance and legacy of punk in the provinces. . 6pm                Doors open . 6.15      Welcome to the evening: Prof George McKay and Dr Lucy Wright, UEA . Read more

Leapfrog Tool Fest: Tools for Engagement, Consultation & Collaboration

Imagination Lancaster, 5 December 2017 9:30 am

  Over the past 3 years, Leapfrog has helped create over 30 engagement tools, all co-designed with people who want to do better consultation, engage more people and build new relationships with colleagues, customers and communities. Our partners include young people in care, community groups, librarians, the NHS, national park staff, volunteers and policy makers. Read more

Maker-Centric: Learning through Sharing

Soho House Museum, 8 December 2017 10:15 am

This event is part of the AHRC Connected Communities project, Maker-Centric Building place-based, co-making communities( This day is presented as a knowledge exchange event in which project researchers, artists and community groups from Wolverhampton and Birmingham will share their experience of the project and demonstrate the artefacts they have produced. Read more

Community University Partnership Initiative Match Events

Knowle West Media Centre, 22 March 2018 10:30 am

Click here for information on an exciting new opportunity for community-based organisations and business that want to work with university partners!   The Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) aims to broker and kick start new partnerships between academics and communities. Read more

The Imagination Cafe

Mostyn, 24 April 2018 10:00 am

    The Imagination Café challenges the negative stigma around dementia and spreads the word on innovative arts-based research.   Including artwork on display by those living with dementia as well by renowned artists a dementia friendly afternoon tea.     Art workshops for members of the public and local artists. Read more

Contested Communities: The Power Of Collaborative Research

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, 9 May 2018 9:00 am

  For registration and further details click here: Contested Communities   “Contested Communities” is a one-day  conference that will bring together policy makers, academics, community partners, activists and artists, in a discussion about ways in which universities and communities can co-produce knowledge together.   The focus will be on collaborative research with local communities. Read more

New Perspectives in Participatory Arts

University of East Anglia, 22 May 2018 9:00 am

Call for papers   This FREE conference, organised by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, seeks to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by and emerging from funded research projects across Connected Communities as well as more widely in the fields of community and participatory arts. Read more

Second International CASIC Summer School on Co-production and Community Engagement

Keele University, 7 June 2018

Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre – CASIC is pleased to announce its second exciting Summer School which will be taking place in central England at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (7th of June) and Keele University (8-9th of June, 2018).   The Summer School will enlighten, inspire and guide ECRs and students at all stages of scholarly or professional doctorates. Read more

Culture and Climate Change: Free Exhibition in London

Royal Geographical Society, 12 June 2018

The Stories of Change Project will be taking part in an exhibition during June at the Royal Geographical Society. Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Monday to Friday 10.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm, Sunday closed. Free admission. Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. Read more

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