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.

Community University Partnership Initiative Match Events – London & Birmingham

, 26 June 2018

Following from the events in Bristol and Manchester, there will be two further Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) events taking place in London and Birmingham. The Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) aims to broker and kick start new partnerships between academics and communities. Read more

4th Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium

Leicester Castle, 29 June 2018

The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. The symposium is aimed at university researchers, community groups, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations focusing on Heritage. Read more

EXHIBITION LAUNCH – ‘Connecting Communities: Critical Reflections on WW1 Commemoration’

Ulster Museum, 3 August 2018 12:00 pm

Help Living Legacies launch their latest exhibition ‘Connecting Communities’ in the Belfast Room of the Ulster Museum, Friday 3rd August from 12.00 to 2.00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided after the launch, with an opportunity to view the exhibition. Read more

Connecting or Excluding? New Technologies & Connected Communities

, 26 September 2018

This event will explore how digital technologies and infrastructure help enable innovative co-creation and co-research with communities and can build new communities of learning, shared knowledge and creativity. The event contributors include researchers, community groups and representatives, artists, and commercial partners who have worked with the Digital Transformations and/or Connected Communities Themes over the course of their development. Read more


University of Bristol, 5 December 2018 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr Bradon Smith “…community is denied contemporary being-ness, always deferred, lost, projected into the future, the past” (Studdert 2006) This work-in-progress seminar will focus on a current project looking at the research projects which comprised the Connected Communities programme – a major UK research council funded programme of research with and about communities. Read more

Legacies of the First World War Festival: Diversity

Midlands Arts Centre, 22 March 2019

The Diversity festival in Birmingham on March 22 & 23 will be dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on diverse stories, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014, and to thinking about future/potential collaborations and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore Read more

Street Music conference

The Forum, 14 May 2019

The Street Music Conference, being held on 14-15 May, 2019, at The Forum in Norwich, seeks to function as a place for dialogue between academics, independent researchers, musicians, performers, and the arts and cultural policy sectors. Read more

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