This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

CWL Events Archive

Celebrating women composers: a taster

Date: July 16, 2016

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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Exit Velocity: Supercharge your academic career

Date: June 24, 2016

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 …

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AHRC: Common Ground

Date: June 21, 2016

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, …

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Debate: Full STE(A)M Ahead?

Date: June 10, 2016

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 …

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Date: June 9, 2016

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 …

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Debate: Gender and Music Technology

Date: June 7, 2016

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 …

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Digital Business Drop-In

Date: June 2, 2016

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 …

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The Arts Council at 70: A history in the spotlight

Date: May 31, 2016

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 …

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

Date: May 27, 2016

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 …

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The Inaugural Live Cinema Conference 2016

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 …

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Artful Spark #03 Sensors

Date: May 26, 2016

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 …

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Making Innovation and Growth Policy Work: IGL Global Conference

Date: May 25, 2016

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 …

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Clerkenwell Design Week – How computational science is transforming design

Date: May 24, 2016

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 …

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The Tech Exchange

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 …

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Code Creators Summit

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 …

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Creativeworks London Festival

Date: April 29, 2016

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 …

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Multilingual Creativity: Print and Multimedia Texts

Date: April 28, 2016

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 …

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EECS Research Showcase 2016

Date: April 27, 2016

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 …

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Peggy Shaw’s RUFF

Date: April 14, 2016 – April 16, 2016

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, …

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The social, legal & ethical issues of digital entrepreneurship

Date: April 5, 2016

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 …

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Curating future memories in the digital era

Date: April 4, 2016

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 …

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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.