Kate Ryder (CWL Creative Entrepreneur in Residence awardee) teaches this lively introduction to the music of three key Women composers – Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) Clara Schumann (1819 -1896) and Judith Weir (b.1954 -) the first woman to be appointed “Master of the Queen’s Music” in 400 years! This course considers the relationship between gender, society and creativity, …

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April 2016

Curating future memories in the digital era

April 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
JKTL Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
This event is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required

Annette Markham is Professor of Information Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark and Affiliate Professor of Digital Ethics in the School of Communication at Loyola University in Chicago. She earned her PhD in organizational communication (Purdue University, 1998), with a strong emphasis in interpretive, qualitative, and ethnographic methods. Annette’s early research focused on how identity, relationships, and cultural formations constructed in and influenced by digitally saturated socio-technical contexts. Her pioneering sociological work in this area is well represented in her book Life…

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The social, legal & ethical issues of digital entrepreneurship

April 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 140, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London,, New Cross
London, SE14 6NW United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Following three successful sessions in 2015, Goldsmiths Computing (Goldsmiths, University of London) are running three more free drop-in workshops on the first Tuesday of Feb, March and April 2016. Come to all, or come to just one. Participants will work in groups to complete a series of business computing & entrepreneurial challenges. All welcome, but especially suitable for people considering studying business or computing at university. You can do it, but is it ethical? An introduction to social, legal and ethical issues…

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Peggy Shaw’s RUFF

April 14, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
$16

Barbican, Silk Street Theatre, 14 - 16 April 2016 / 19:45 Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty. Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw talks, croons and imitates her way through anecdotes and stories, in a manner ‘admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed’ (New York Times). RUFF constitutes a central component of a…

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EECS Research Showcase 2016

April 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Engineering Building, Queen Mary University, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS United Kingdom

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Research Showcase 2016 Demonstration drop in day Following the highly successful 2015 Research Showcase, we’re pleased to invite professionals, academics, and students to find out about the latest research within the School of EECS. Meet staff and research students and connect with partners from industry. Come and join us for our Demonstration drop in day, an interactive day to discover the work and passion behind our research. The event will include links to our…

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Multilingual Creativity: Print and Multimedia Texts

April 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anatomy Museum (6th Floor), King’s College London, Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Building on research commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the work of the Multilingual Creativity Advisory Committee based at the Free Word Centre, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and Free Word Centre will host a series of events over the 2015-16 academic year which bring together schools, libraries, community organisations, academics and researchers, arts and cultural organisations, arts practitioners, funding bodies, the media and publishers. These events explore creative approaches to engaging with and promoting multilingual skills and…

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Creativeworks London Festival

April 29, 2016
King’s College London – Strand London London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Creativeworks London Festival Innovation – Collaboration – Exchange Creativeworks London (CWL) is London’s Knowledge Exchange Hub, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over four years to bring London’s researchers, creative entrepreneurs and businesses together to explore the issues with an impact on the capital’s creative economy. Since its inception in September 2012, CWL has funded 143 collaborative research and innovative knowledge exchange projects between researchers from our London-based partners and London’s creative, cultural and digital creative SMEs and practitioners. We are delighted by…

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May 2016

Code Creators Summit

May 24, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road
London, NW1 2RA United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Whether full-stack, front-end, back-end or mobile…the developers and data scientists driving the digital economy are in high demand across the globe, enjoying a 97.4% employment rate*. However, they aren’t necessarily fulfilled: as many as 78% are looking for a new role, while only 36% of developers say they love their current jobs. Coding is as much a lifestyle as it is a source of employment – 45% of developers spend more than five hours per week outside of their day-jobs…

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The Tech Exchange

May 24, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street
London , WC1E 6JA United Kingdom
$25 – $65

The Tech Exchange is an event to match small businesses and tech entrepreneurs with buyers from government and large corporates in the tech sector. If you are looking to increase sales in your tech business, this is the event for you. The Tech Exchange takes place on Tuesday 24 May at the WAYRA accelerator, Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street, London. The event is for any founder or entrepreneur in the technology sector selling digital design, videography, apps, website builders, designers, coders and developers…

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Clerkenwell Design Week – How computational science is transforming design

May 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City University London, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, Northampton Square
London , EC1V 0HB United Kingdom
Free event, booking required

An innovator’s playground: how computational science is transforming design This fringe event held at City University London is part of Clerkenwell Design Week. Over 3 days, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) attracts thousands of visitors to what is widely recognised as the centre of creative design in London. Last year City University London ran a highly successful CDW event that focused on the design of very tall structures. We had key figures from international structural engineers Thornton Tomasetti and WSP, together…

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Making Innovation and Growth Policy Work: IGL Global Conference

May 25, 2016
etc.venues, Fenchurch Street, 8 Fenchurch Place
London , EC3M 4PB United Kingdom
$155
Nesta

Nesta, in collaboration with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the World Bank, are pleased to invite you to the IGL Global Conference ‘Making Innovation and Growth Policy Work'. Who’s it for? The conference is designed for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who want to learn about the latest programmes and understand how becoming more experimental will lead to more impactful policies. What will it include? We will showcase some of the latest trends and cutting-edge ideas in innovation and growth policy, and…

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Artful Spark #03 Sensors

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fountain Room, Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom

Artful Spark is back! The third in this series of quarterly events about cross-discipline collaboration arrives at the Barbican to discuss sensors and the senses. Hear from the creative and technical forces behind Tate Sensorium, Bare Conductive’s Touch Board, Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio and the public engagement renegades Umbrellium. We've got: Tom Pursey from Flying Object talking senses and sensors following their sell-out project, Tate Sensorium Ling Tan from Umbrellium: architect, designer, coder, maker of magical machines and curious prototypes…

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The Inaugural Live Cinema Conference 2016

May 27, 2016
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London , WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Leading lights of immersive cinematic entertainment form stellar roster for world’s first specialist conference in London this May. The Live Cinema Conference brings together leading artists, practitioners, producers, commissioners, exhibitors and academics to explore the burgeoning category of Live Cinema. Experts at the forefront of the trend toward boundary breaking augmented cinema experiences will lead a day of workshops designed to foster new collaborations, empower those wishing to move into the market and give an overview of the enormous breadth…

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The Black Metic Experience: Nick Makoha and Kayo Chingonyi in Conversation

May 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture, UCL Campus, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom

Nick Makoha, CWL Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Goldsmiths, University of London, is working to create an in-depth online digital archive of Black Metic Poets. The term ‘metic’, once applied to himself by T. S. Eliot translates as foreigners or resident aliens whose allegiances are split between their homeland and their new country. Kayo Chingonyi is a writer, editor, events producer, and creative writing tutor. His poems have been published in a range of magazines and anthologies and in a debut pamphlet entitled Some…

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The Arts Council at 70: A history in the spotlight

May 31, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The River Room, King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
Free, booking required

A Cultural Trends & King’s College London Conference 2016 2016 marks the 70th Anniversary of Arts Council England. King's College London are choosing to mark this anniversary with a landmark conference for everyone with an interest in the burgeoning field of the history of cultural policy. We are bringing together key practitioners past and present to discuss and reflect on how the Arts Council has changed through the last few decades. The history of cultural policy is contradictorily full of…

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June 2016

Digital Business Drop-In

June 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road
London, NW1 2RA United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The Knowledge Transfer Network will be organising an informal information sharing Business Drop-in session in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about Innovate UK, the Digital Catapult and other organisations and businesses that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses. Representatives from across Innovate UK’s programmes will highlight a range of upcoming funding opportunities for digital companies, researchers and academic institutions working across a diverse range of sectors. At the session, you’ll be…

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Debate: Gender and Music Technology

June 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Performance Space, College Building, City University London, St John Street
London, EC1V 4PB United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Technology is now central to many music-making practices across all sectors. Yet, men greatly outnumber women in the field of music technology, and because it is vertically separated by gender, men also occupy most of the positions of authority. Higher education courses featuring music technology are also dominated by men and gender segregation in ‘technical’ courses at high-school level is widespread and pervasive. What can be done to address gender balance and gender bias within music technology? What kinds of…

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Made@City

June 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Bar, City University London (corner Ashby street with Goswell Road), Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB

Made@City is an annual, end of year exhibition showcasing the best final year and postgraduate student project work from across City involving creativity, technology and design. The event brings together students, staff, and alumni from City, as well as members of the wider business community, to network and learn more about the innovative new products and technologies that City students' have been working on over the academic year. Alongside the project exhibition, Made@City also features world-leading academic research through the Images of…

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Debate: Full STE(A)M Ahead?

June 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Performance Space, College Building – City University London, St John Street
London , EC1V 4PB United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Series: City Summer Sounds Music Festival The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan MP, has consistently argued that pupils are “held back” by an historical overemphasis on the arts and that this risks restricting their future career paths. How accurate is this claim? Does this position reflect a downgrading of creativity or simply a necessary economic refocus for future sustainability? There has been active promotion of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), but would the addition of ‘arts’ to this core be…

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AHRC: Common Ground

June 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Ron Cooke Hub, University of York – Heslington East Campus, Heslington
York, YO10 5GE United Kingdom
Free, booking required

On midsummers night’s eve, the AHRC Commons first national event, Common Ground, will be held at the Ron Cooke Hub and TFTV on the University of York’s Heslington East campus. Over the course of a packed and exciting day there will be a wide range of activities across nine zones ranging from theatrical, operatic, and poetry performances to debates, keynotes, film showings, tech hacks, and live streaming via online radio. The Common Ground activities will be run by participants from…

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Exit Velocity: Supercharge your academic career

June 24, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Weston Hall, University of West London, St Mary's Road
London , W5 5RF United Kingdom
FREE but registration essential.

A conference for Doctoral Candidates and Early Career Researchers in The Arts and Creative Industries Speakers to include: Professor Anthony Woodman (Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, University of West London), Matthew Dodd (Head of Speech Programming, BBC Radio 3), Lydia Fraser-Ward (Creative director, Fantasy High Street), Professor Katie Normington (Vice Principal (Staffing) and Dean of Arts and Social Science, Royal Holloway University of London), Dr Pete Mitchell (Research Fellow, Geography, University of Sussex), Suzie Leighton (Director, The Culture Capital Exchange) and Professor Jeremy Strong (Professor of literature & film, University of…

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July 2016

Celebrating women composers: a taster

July 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
$25.00

Kate Ryder (CWL Creative Entrepreneur in Residence awardee) teaches this lively introduction to the music of three key Women composers - Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) Clara Schumann (1819 -1896) and Judith Weir (b.1954 -) the first woman to be appointed "Master of the Queen's Music" in 400 years! This course considers the relationship between gender, society and creativity, and looks at the factors affecting women composers across the centuries. By the end of the course you will be…

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.