The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Cross-Cultural Connections: Sharing Manchester’s Migration Stories

This short observational documentary film centres on Connected Communities Festival events that were organised by Dr Liam Harte in Manchester in June 2015, in association with Z-arts community centre and Rathbone England. The Festival activities consisted of six interactive workshops with young people aged 14-24 from ethnic minority or socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more

Spiritual Flavours Film

The film Spiritual Flavours interweaves biographical narratives and spiritual accounts from Betty, Aziz and Ossie (who belong to a Catholic church, a mosque and a liberal synagogue, respectively) with the experiences of cooking in their homes. The chosen recipes thread the narratives of past, present and future aspirations, spirituality and the everyday. Read more

Lisa Carter Eloquent Brain – short version – Connected Communities Festival 2016

A 5-minute film of ‘Eloquent Brain’, exploring a series of artwork made by Lisa Carter and filmed by Culture Colony. Read more

Dementia and Imagination Short Film

A short film about our research in community venues that is part of the Dementia and Imagination study. Our research is looking at the value of art to help people live well with dementia. To do this we are evaluating the social, practical and economic benefits of discussing and creating art. Read more


A new chapter from Kevin K. Birth based on his keynote lecture at Utopias, Futures and Temporalities Symposium 2015. He discusses the tensions generated by the global distribution of Western timekeeping and shows the relationship between the values celebrated in calendars and the rhetorical strategies used by nations in two very different international debates: climate change and the leap second. Read more

Servicing Utopia: A Toolkit for Architects and Designers

Servicing Utopia is a digital toolkit which aims to support planners, architects and designers to critically and creatively rethink notions of access in relation to the toilet design process. Read more

Furd Football Circus Film

Film from the Football Circus event featuring freestyler Dan Magness, hosted by the Football and Connected Communities Project. Read more

Utopia Fair: Imagining our Future film

The Utopia Fair was the centrepiece of ‘A Year of Imagination and Possibility’ a programme of events that celebrates the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational text, Utopia. A year of artists, designers, provocateurs and thinkers experimenting with ways we might live, make, work and play. Read more

Poster. Ritual Reconstructed

Poster presentation which is part of the Ritual Reconstructed exhibition.   What is Ritual Reconstructed all about?   The aim of this 12 month project was to support and enable reflection on identity and faith practice, with questions formulated by academic, rabbinic and community participants drawn from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex, (LGBTQI) London Jewish Community. Read more

End of Project Showcase

It is with great pleasure that we can share these films from our ground breaking end of show final event which challenges stereotypes, pushes boundaries and which we hope provides you with pleasure, intellectual stimulation and food for thought on the role of LGBTQI Jewish life and ritual engagement.   Live Performances and Interactive Bricolage Sessions   Theological Discussion Panel. Read more