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

More Than Accessible: Theatre and Performance in the Age of the Spectator

Date: February 6, 2015

The aim of this one-day symposium is to ask interesting questions about present assumptions to do with cultivating, responding to and retaining an audience for performance work. The rush to make digital all relations between spectator and performer, venue and company, has hemmed in potentially more elastic and considered responses.  By quantifying immediate feedback and shaping response into small bits …

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Location Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date: February 2, 2015

Speaker: Steven Ramage Managing Director, Ordnance Survey InternationalSteven Ramage started working in the location sector in the early 90s when GPS was an emerging technology and he was involved with hydrographic survey services firm Oceonics, which was acquired by Fugro. The remainder of his career has revolved around start-ups and acquisitions involved in geospatial innovation and entrepreneurship. This talk will …

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Made of steel: how tough must women be to change lab culture?

Join NESTA for a panel discussion on the gender imbalance in labs, science and engineering. In the 17th century, Britain’s pioneering labs were essentially gentlemen’s club where men carried out experiments and debated theories to the exclusion of women. Several centuries later, what has changed? Lab culture is still largely dominated by men. In the ‘labs’ season of The Long …

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Enterprise! Insights – The key to getting a tech business right

Date: January 29, 2015

Speakers: Simon Oberman, Jess Tyrell and Tim Beeson Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders who have ‘been there and done it’ share their business stories. These talks are designed to provide insight into their entrepreneurial life, behaviour and motivations. Speakers are followed by a Q&A session and networking. You will learn about entrepreneurship as well as your own entrepreneurial capabilities. Pick up tips …

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Creativeworks London: Fashion Workshop

Date: January 28, 2015

You are invited to apply for a place as a working participant in the third of a series of four workshops which are investigating IP sharing and exploitation in the creative industries. This workshop takes place at the London College of Fashion at High Holborn in the boardroom on the 28th of January from 5.30 to 8 pm. It seeks …

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SME Digital Greenwich Accelerator Programme Joint Event

Future Cities Catapult are running a joint networking event with the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) on Wednesday 28th January 2015. You will have the opportunity to a variety of industry experts and find out how they can help your business. You will also hear from two entrepreneurs that have watched their companies flourish after taking the initial …

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Making Friends Forum

Emilie Giles of Codasign and Tessa Whitehouse of Queen Mary University of London were awarded a Creativeworks London Creative Voucher in round 7: Joining the Dots for ‘Making Friends’, a project that asks how children make friends, and investigates the role of technology in those processes. At the Making Friends Forum, Emilie and Tessa will present the outcomes from their first workshop with …

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Are We There Yet? A study room Guide on Live Art and Feminism Launch Event

Date: January 26, 2015

This event marks the launch of Are We There Yet? – a Study Room Guide on Live Art and Feminism, curated by Lois Weaver in collaboration with PhD candidate Eleanor Roberts and the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). Provided as a free online resource, this multi-layered, multi-voiced Guide is a key component of LADA’s Restock Rethink Reflect Three project on Live Art …

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Developing the super-piano

Speaker: Tim Ewers (Kingston University London) and Kate Ryder (Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Kingston) A must-attend lecture for all those studying Music or interested in the theory of music. For further information about this event: Contact: Caroline Potter Tel: 0208 417 5614 Email:

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Creativeworks London: Design Workshop

Date: January 23, 2015

You are invited to apply for a place as a working participant in the first of a series of workshops which are investigating IP sharing and exploitation in the creative industries. This workshop takes place at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Seminar Room A in the Research Department), Friday 23 January from 3.30 to 6 pm. It seeks to explore …

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Beginning Processing (3 day course)

Date: January 21, 2015

Dates: January 21st, 28th and February 4th 2015 Time: 19:00-21:00 Price: £125 Instructor: Codasign Have you been meaning to check out what that whole coding thing is about? Here’s your chance! In this 3 evening workshop, you will get to grips with the basics of programming. You will be working with Processing, but the skills you learn can be easily …

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AHRC: Engaging with public policy in the arts and humanities: Opportunities and challenges

Research in the arts and humanities can inform the design and implementation of public policy, both directly and indirectly. Directly, academics can contribute to consultations, formulate new policy, or develop guidelines for its delivery. Indirectly, they evaluate the effects of existing legislation, provide historical perspectives on current policy debates and interrogate the principles and premises that underpin areas of policy. …

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Digital Utopias

Date: January 20, 2015

Digital Utopias is a one-day conference which will inspire and incite debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. The conference aims to capture topical and diverse approaches to curation, archiving, collecting and creating from a range of art forms, from the visual arts to theatre. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss new tools and …

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StartUp 2015! The UK’s largest StartUp show of the New Year

Date: January 17, 2015

A free event for early-stage entrepreneurs Over 500 entrepreneurs will takeover Somerset House and turn it into a living and breathing entrepreneurial incubator and pitch platform. One-day free event for 500 aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs Keynote speeches from top entrepreneurs and business experts Start-up workshops, drop-in sessions and networking opportunities Attend this unique event bringing together some of the UK’s …

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London Tech: How PR Can Help Britain’s Digital Sector Grow

Date: January 15, 2015

A London College of Communication, UAL, Public Relations Guest Lecture by Matt Cowan, Director of Media, Nelson Bostock Communications. Matt Cowan is the Director of Media at Nelson Bostock Communications and Founder of MediaWorks, a tech-orientated consultancy and content unit. An award-winning TV producer and journalist, Matt has covered the emergence of London’s tech scene for Reuters TV and Wired UK. Before …

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Digital sociology, digital cultures, web science, data science …. what’s the difference?

Date: January 14, 2015

From digital sociology to web science, how is the question and challenge of digitisation being conceived and researched? The event is organised to reflect on different and innovative digital social science research approaches and programmes that have developed over the past several years. From digital sociology to web science, how is the question and challenge of digitisation being conceived and …

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Funding Clinic: Angel Investment Explained

Date: December 17, 2014

Are you a budding entrepreneur with a great business plan who needs an injection of investment to get your business off the ground? Take part in one of the free advisory clinics on angel funding where you can receive a one-to-one free half hour consultation with an expert from Angels Den one of the largest Business Angel networks in the …

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Disobedient Textiles

Date: December 13, 2014 – December 14, 2014

Over 2 days, make a Disobedient Object of your own in this Arduino and e-Textiles workshop. Learn how to interact with elements such as LEDs, motors and speakers through the Arduino programming environment before programming an ATtiny chip which will be embedded into a soft object using materials to control an interaction with your object. Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 …

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V&A Design Culture Salon 12: Is innovation overrated and what is the role of design here?

Date: December 12, 2014

Government think-tanks, policy wonks, business gurus, management book publishers and lots and lots of design commentators stress a need for innovation in order to ‘compete globally in these turbulent times’. Alternatively, innovation also gets tacked onto thinking about how new social arrangements, welfare services or participatory processes can unfold. But has innovation become an unthinking default position? Is this verve …

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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Licensing and Commercialisation (IPCLC) Workshop

Date: December 11, 2014

With representation from the qLegal team (Patrick Cahill) and case studies from University of Oxford Research Services and the Open PHACTS Foundation, panel Q&A and discussion sessions, the workshop will help you make informed decisions about Intellectual Property (IP), Copyright, Licensing and other aspects of commercialisation. Whatever your role in research, there will be something for you at the workshop. …

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Move Over, There’s Room Enough

Date: December 10, 2014

With: Liselle Terret (Coventry University), Sarah Whatley (Coventry University)  and Nick Llewellyn (Artistic Director Access All Areas) In collaboration with Access All Areas, Coventry University and the Theatre Applied Research Centre for Research and Social Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. We invite you to join us for a seminar which will report on some preliminary findings from research carried …

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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.