12-month research associate, Impact of Festivals, with EFG London Jazz Festival

The Impact and Value of Festivals is a 12-month project funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme, working with research partner organisation the EFG London Jazz Festival. The Principal Investigator is Professor George McKay, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, and Professor of Media Studies at the UEA. Read more


AHRC updates website

On 4th August AHRC launched a new look website. Read more


Local Food, Local Plates, Local People

Great news story from Keele University about CASIC at the Connected Communities Festival 2015. Read more


Tangible Memories – New AHRC 10th Anniversary Film

ARVE Error: The video is likely no longer available. (The API endpoint returned a 404 error) This film, specially commissioned for the AHRC’s 10th anniversary looks at the Tangible Memories Project which started in 2013. The ‘Tangible Memories: Community in Care’ project involves researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! Read more


Soundings and Findings Conference Schedule & Keynotes

A schedule for the Connected Communities Soundings and Findings Conference taking place at the UEA from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July is now available to download by following the link below. Read more


Connected Communities Festival 2015

The Connected Communities Festival 2015 (15-29 June) will explore creative ways to widen and deepen community engagement with the exciting and innovative research being undertaken by the Connected Communities Programme and the AHRC. Read more


Festival Cultures, UEA, 22 May, conference schedule

Venue: The Thomas Paine Study Centre, University of East Anglia 10.00-10.30             Registration, coffee  10.30-10.45            Welcome and introduction – Prof George McKay, UEA George McKay, UEA/AHRC Leadership Fellow for Connected Communities Programme 10.45-11.30            Keynote 1             Prof Tim Wall, Birmingham City University Radio One on the Road: creating that festival spirit for live radio broadcasts 11.30-13.00            Session 2            Researching festival. Read more


Soundings & Findings: A Connected Communities Research Conference

Location:    University of East Anglia, Norwich Dates:          Tuesday 30 June-Thursday 2 July 2015 As the culmination of the summer 2015 national Connected Communities Festival, a conference for those who have been and are involved in Connected Communities projects is being held at the UEA. Read more


Festival Cultures: Media, Place, Music conference, University of East Anglia, 22 May

Friday 22 May, UEA, Norwich, 10-5 pm, Thomas Paine Study Centre With origins going back to the Radio 1 Roadshows that toured nationally each summer in the 1970s, the annual BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend is a free pop festival held in a different city in the UK each year. This year it is in Norwich, 23-24 May. Read more


Call for chapters: Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Innovation, Policy and Practice

Editors: Sarita Malik (Sociology/Communications, Brunel University London) Caroline Chapain (Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham) Roberta Comunian (Creative Industries, Kings College London) The community arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s was based on the assumption that community-led activity was representative of the people, and thus merited public investment. Read more