Health & Well-being

The theme explores the importance of community connectedness for our health – physical, mental and emotional – and the contribution of community-based activities to improving our well-being.

FC Communities Match Day Programme

The final project report for the project examining the role of football in communities. This publication is the product of a piece of collaborative research between Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), the University of East Anglia, Keele University and the University of Brighton. Read more

The Cruel Sea – Dementia and Imagination Film

Our North East site artists produced a short video with participants as part of one of the interventions in a care home. It is narrated by one of the participants and includes input from several residents. Read more

Tangible Memories Film

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! activities, artists (Stand + Stare and Heidi Hinder) and care home residents, staff and managers from across the city of Bristol. Read more

Study into Taverns, Locals and Street Corners, Audio Slideshow

An audio slideshow looking at the role of taverns and places where people drink in the past and in the present, from 16th century Florence to modern day Bristol. Read more

Untold Stories workshop, Video

The workshop explored ideas around community and volunteering. Symbols and poems about community are shared and enacted. Read more

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell, Video

Southwell Archaeology is a multi-period, interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the historic minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire in its wider landscape setting. Read more

Diasporic Film in Communities

The Diasporic Film in Communities project set out to critically examine the role of Diasporic film culture in Diasporic communities through an exploration of three postcolonial publics (African-Caribbean, Chinese and South Asian). Read more

Exploring Personal Communities: A Review of Volunteering Processes

The aim of the review is to explore the personal community through the lens of volunteering in order to shed light on the ways in which individuals experience and adjust to one another within and across communities. Read more

An analysis of the capacity of volunteer sports coaches as community assets in the Big Society

In the contemporary context of “The Big Society‟, the aim of this review was to locate and analyse existing evidence to support expectations about the role of volunteer coaches, and community sport, in community social action. Read more

Living Together: The Temporal Dimension of Civic Health

This report examines two prominent philosophical conceptions of the life of an individual – the ‘episodic’ and the ‘narrative’ – and considers what they can tell us about the lives of communities. Read more