Registration open for Street Music conference

Roll up! Roll up! We are pleased to announce that registration for this FREE conference is now open via our event page. We have an exciting programme of 40 speakers from interdisciplinary and international perspectives; in advance of the full programme a taster of our confirmed speakers can be found here. The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2019. Read more


Confirmed Speakers for Street Music Conference

We are delighted to announce that we already have some fantastic speakers confirmed for our Street Music conference, being held in Norwich on 14-15 May 2019.  We are also very excited to be hosting Pete Moser as our conference musician-in-residence. You can read more about Pete’s one-man-band work here. Read more


Call for Papers: Street Music Conference

University of East Anglia May 14-15, 2019 This FREE conference seeks to explore an important but neglected aspect of public culture and community construction: street music. It aims to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by funded research projects across Connected Communities with work across a number of academic disciplines as well as the creative sector. Read more


Blog: Street Music in Cambridgeshire

The 40th Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival by Dr Elizabeth Bennett, University of East Anglia A rule of thumb when you arrive at an outdoor folk event and are unsure if you are heading in the right direction is to follow the sound of the drums. So it proved on Saturday when I visited Whittlesea for the 40th Straw Bear Festival. Read more


Festival: Legacies of the First World War

22 & 23 March – Midlands Arts Centre hosted by the Arts & Humanities Research Council WW1 Engagement Centres. Read more


Practitioner guide to collaborative fiction writing with community groups

This new guide to collaborative fiction writing with community groups was devised with support from a Catalyst grant provided by AHRC. The guide was produced by a collaboration between two large AHRC Connected Community projects, Life Chances and Stories2Connect, with the involvement of Amy Cooper (designer) and Laura Cross (illustrator) in producing the final version. Read more


New book: Co-producing research: a community development approach

  Offering a critical examination of co-produced research, this book draws on experiences from an innovative project, Imagine – connecting communities through research. It outlines a community development approach, involving collaboration between diverse people/groups to develop communities of place, interest and identity. Read more


Job opportunity: Single Parent Action Network – A Participatory History

 The University of Bristol are looking for a Senior Research Associate (full time, for 24 months) for an AHRC-funded research project, Single Parent Action Network: A Participatory History.    The role would suit someone with experience of participatory and co-produced research, and of working with partners beyond the university.  Experience of historical research is desirable, but not essential.     More details Read more


Call For Contributions: Creative Interruptions – A Festival of Arts and Activism 

Where? BFI – British Film Institute, London Southbank, 17 – 18 June 2019  Submission deadline? 11 January 2019     Creative Interruptions: A Festival of Arts and Activism will explore how marginalised communities use the arts, media and creativity to challenge exclusion. Read more


Practice-based PhD opportunity: History of the Roman occupation of Wales

CALLING ARTISTS, MUSEUMS & HERITAGE PROFESSIONALS   The National Roman Legion Museum (NRLM) at Caerleon and universities of Bristol and Southampton are looking for someone with a passion for and skills in media & museums practice to develop new, critical-creative, experimental approaches to the history of the Roman occupation of Wales. Read more