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

PG Speakeasy: Dialogue, Collaboration, Conflict

Date: December 10, 2014

In line with Theatre Applied’s theme for 2014 – 2015, this PG Speakeasy features the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s research candidates who are connected to the Theatre Applied Centre. They will be presenting a 10 minute provocation or presentation of an embryonic idea based on the theme above. A speakeasy is a sharing of ideas and perspectives …

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Creative Data Club

Date: December 9, 2014

Creative Data Club brings together all types (and ability levels) of data fans and creators to share, discuss and explore interesting ideas about how data can be used in creative ways or produce creative work. The premise is simple, four speakers from a range of backgrounds share how they use data, you get to start some conversations with other data …

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Connecting Design and Fashion Business for Collaborative Innovation

How can we foster collaborative innovation across design, fashion SMEs and academic research? In today’s fast changing business landscape the capacity of SMEs to prosper in the fashion and textile industry is strongly tied to their ability to continuously innovate. In particular, embracing the open innovation approach, it is strategic for SMEs to understand how they can link with fashion …

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Tech City Gets Giving: New Partnerships for Philanthropy

How Tech City Gets Giving “New Partnerships for Philanthropy” is a half-day conference and workshop forming part of Digital Shoreditch 2014 that brings the best pre-Christmas gift of all – how to help London get even better at giving! Hosted at Cass Business School in the heart of London EC1 the conference will feature new ideas from the ‘tech for-good’ …

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

Date: December 8, 2014

Today, it seems everyone wants a lab, with its connotations of curiosity, originality and experimentation. In the 17th century, Britain’s pioneering labs were essentially gentlemen’s clubs 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. Launching its new season on the topic …

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London Fusion Christmas and End of Year Networking Feast

Celebrate the end of London Fusion and a great 2014! This will be an evening of networking, fun, and inspiration over fancy drinks and Christmassy snacks. We have seen some great partnerships begin at our Quarterly networking meetups – the next successful partnership could be yours! Connect with companies you know and meet new high growth digital and creative SMEs. …

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Marketing Research and Strategy Workshop

Date: December 5, 2014

This workshop will provide an introduction to all the key concepts and practices of marketing research, marketing planning and implementation. In this one-day workshop you will be able to: · Understand and know how to apply the key differences between marketing and selling; · Understand the role of marketing in reducing the challenge of selling; · Understand in what ways an …

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Essential Legal Issues to Consider for your Business

Date: December 4, 2014

Hosted by qLegal. Entrepreneurs (generally) are not lawyers, and may not know the full extent of how the law can help or hurt them. In fact, there are many legal considerations that impact start-up companies and entrepreneurs, particularly in the areas of business formation and structuring and intellectual property protection. This workshop will touch on these topics and more! qLegal provides …

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Social Media for Business and Social Change

An effective social media strategy is essential for any modern company or not-for-profit organisation – but there is more to it than just having a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Social Media is a way of changing what you do and how you do it. This workshop is designed to give new insights in to Social Media for Social Change, allowing SMEs to …

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Cross Catapult SME Event

Date: December 2, 2014

Join us at our inaugural Cross Catapult SME event taking place on Tuesday 2nd December 2014, at the new Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2RA. The event runs from 16.30 to 19.30. During the evening you will have the opportunity to meet experts from each of the Catapults and find out how they can help …

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The 5th Annual Research and Innovation Conference: Accelerating Growth, Stimulating UK Innovation

Date: November 27, 2014

Research and innovation are at the heart of government strategy for promoting prosperity and growth. The UK’s research base is second in the world to the US for scientific excellence. Driving knowledge and development and exploitation of new technologies is central to the government’s Industrial Strategy. Universities are a key component in positioning the UK as a key knowledge economy …

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Digital Shoreditch November Meetup

Date: November 26, 2014

Join Digital Shoreditch at BOXPARK on Wednesday 26th November at 6:30pm, for the #ds15 meetup. This is the call for sessions, share your expertise and story at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015. Come along, learn how to get involved and meet awesome community folk. Submissions to pitch your session will close on 28th November 2014. Get to it and propose yours soon. It takes only 2 …

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Service and Product Innovation through Design Thinking

Understanding the ‘Knowledge capital’ within your business is key to how you develop products and services which differentiate you from the competition and deliver value. This workshop focuses on helping companies understand their customers and competitors. In particular if the business specialises in designing and delivering a product, it is essential that participants consider how to deliver that product. Participants can also …

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An Ode to A Rebours: A Multi Sensory Exploration of Contemporary Design & Mastercraftsmanship

Date: November 25, 2014

Private View Tuesday 25th November 2014 6.30-8.30pm Exhibition Dates: 25th September – 23rd January In Huysman’s iconic novel Against Nature, a decadent aristrocrat indulges his taste for luxury and excess, gorging his aesthetic appetites with exotic jewels, rich perfumes and sensual experiences. Taking this as our cue, the 3rd exhibition at the Gallery at Foyles showcases the work of eleven …

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‘Valuing Tradition’ Introducing Kassé Mady Diabaté

Date: November 24, 2014

SOAS presents Mali’s greatest singer, Kassé Mady Diabaté. Introducing his new album, Kiriké. ‘Valuing Tradition’, a new SOAS and Carthage Music research project about publishing and song ownership in Malian music. Featuring live music from Kassé Mady, with speakers Dr Lucy Duran and Joe Boyd. A rare chance to hear the legendary Kassé Mady Diabaté sing in an intimate acoustic …

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Coaching for Successful Management & Leadership: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Date: November 20, 2014

This informative and interactive event will explore how coaching enhances business management and leadership. Facilitated by McKenzie Cerri and Quinn Simpson, co-founders of Graydin, this event will explore the link between coaching and neuroscience, positive psychology and other social theories. Additionally, the pair will facilitate group activities with a focus on how to use coaching skills to motivate and encourage …

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Enterprise! Insights – Global Entrepreneurship Week

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 and advice from entrepreneurs. In the true …

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Rapid Prototyping Ideas to assess their Potential Value

This course will provide SMEs with the tools and ways of thinking to be able to integrate entrepreneurial thinking in to their creative thought process. It will ensure SMEs have a process for innovation that leads to uncover the financial and social value potential of their idea. The course will ensure that participants leave with a business model for an existing idea together with confidence …

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What is the future of Entrepreneurship in the Performing and Creative Arts?

Date: November 18, 2014

What is the future of Entrepreneurship in the Performing and Creative Arts? Recent research from Prof Helena Gaunt This event will explore the future, challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the creative arts. Speakers from across the performing and Creative arts will explore why we need entrepreneurship and what the future holds for finding, developing and nurturing the next generation …

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time for Entrepreneurs

Date: November 17, 2014

Question Time for Entrepreneurs gives you the opportunity to debate some of the issues facing small businesses today with some of the UK’s greatest entrepreneurs. Take your chance to quiz the panel about their experiences of launching and growing a small business. You can also learn how to capitalise on current opportunities such as social media and new technology to …

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EcoCentrix Online: A Digital Platform for Indigenous Performance

Date: November 16, 2014

Booking is not mandatory but advisable. Book Now EcoCentrix Online is an innovative digital exhibition of performance-based arts from the Americas, the Pacific, Australia and South Africa. Drawing from a live exhibition at Bargehouse on London’s Southbank last year, this experimental project focuses on sustainability, both as the conservation of environments and as a collective social practice that revitalizes cultures. This unique …

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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.