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

Design Culture Salon 11: How do Fashion cycles and design culture interact?

Date: November 14, 2014

Fashion dominates how design is understood and consumed, particularly through the media. At the same time, the ‘trend’ orientated fashion system appears to be oppositional to those seeking to pave alternative systems and cultures of consuming design. So, how useful are the dynamics of fashion as a method of examining and understanding the role of design in contemporary culture? How …

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NESTA: Future Shock

Future Shock: the trends, technologies and movements that should be defining the 2015 election (but aren’t) In 2015, Britain will vote on how it will be governed for the next five years. We can expect a hard-fought, gritty, often negative campaign from all the main parties. But a lot will change in the next five years. At this event, we’ll …

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What’s it Worth? Evidencing the Value of Participation at Theatre Peckham

Date: November 12, 2014

Join Theatre Peckham and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as we launch our report investigating the value that young people place on their experiences of participation in drama, theatre and performance. In 2014 Theatre Peckham and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama received funding from Creativeworks London to carry out research in to young people’s engagement with drama, theatre and …

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Introducing copyright workshop

Copyright protection is different from other forms of IP in that it is automatic and that there is no official registration or fee. Many businesses create works that attract copyright protection, and, just as importantly, nearly everyone is a user of others’ copyright works and will need to ensure they are doing so legitimately. As the creator (or potential creator) …

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Business Model Tools and Value Proposition Workshop (12th & 18th November 2014)

Please note this is a 2 day event taking place on the 12th and 18th November, both days the workshop starts at 09:30 and finishes at 16:30. By booking you will be required to attend both days.   Join Lancaster University and London Fusion for a FREE Business Model Tools and Value Proposition Workshop. This 2 day event is for creative …

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Opportunities In China for UK Environmental, Creative and Digital Businesses

Date: November 7, 2014

Join the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), Lancaster China Catalyst Programme and London Fusion for a briefing that will give you insights into what the Chinese market is looking for and how to access the opportunities. The Chinese Government has commited to spending $473bn on environmental protection over the next four years. By attending this event you will: Hear first-hand from …

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Innovate UK 2014 Conference (5th – 6th Nov 2014)

Date: November 5, 2014 – November 6, 2014

Where can you meet the UK’s most inventive and creative companies, explore innovative ideas, discover new export opportunities and hear from some of the most original thinkers in the country, all at the same time? Innovate UK 2014 brings all this together in a unique two day event that will provide you with second-to-none networking opportunities, a whole host of …

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Art in Prisons: Critical Thinking Course (3 November – 8 December 2014 (6 sessions) )

Date: November 3, 2014

Critical thinking and critical awareness is important within the politically loaded environment of a prison. Working with Hannah Hull (artist, researcher and coach), this course will explore whether the integrity of creative work is compromised when it becomes an instrument of prisoner education, and if it is, how you be able to tell? The course will help identify participant’s critical …

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Of Two Minds — an afternoon on duet collaborations

Date: October 30, 2014

Resonance, counterpoint, and confrontation, self and otherness: what does working as a duet mean? What creative methodologies, or creations does it foster across – and among – diverse fields of practice? How is the duet different from other forms of collaboration? When does this experience of alterity become an experience of duality? And what happens then? Join us for an …

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Business Growth for SMEs Masterclass

Join London Fusion for this short workshop focusing on how to develop your business growth strategy and overcome any potential barriers to success. This session includes a working lunch. Course content: Define your strategy for growth 10 things to consider in your business plan Planning for growth including opportunities, resources, monitoring and control Financing growth – raising finance Risk management …

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Creative Data Club: How Data is Driving Evaluation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Date: October 28, 2014

Founded by Sound and Music, the national agency for new music, the Creative Data Club is a place for anyone interested in using data in new and interesting ways. For artists, data opens up a whole new way of producing work. For organisations and brands the opportunities for how we build audiences are huge. This edition of the Creative Data …

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V&A Digital Futures: The Secret Life of Data and the Future of Value

Date: October 25, 2014

This session uses prototypes and objects to reflect on the value of personal data (and other forms of data), the evolving nature of transactions, and the future significance for material and physical currencies in a digital world. The theme of value and currency is open and not just about monetary exchange but is also looking at cultural value and exchange. We develop this open perspective by investigating the …

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Urban Encounters 2014: Movements/Mobilities/Migrations

Date: October 24, 2014

This year’s Urban Encounters symposium looks at the visual manifestations and effects of movement, mobility and migration on the historic and contemporary city. Over two days, an international line up of artists, academics, and researchers reflect on the nature of flow and flux through and between city spaces with a variety of topics including economic mobility, labour movements, borders, and …

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Opera and the Media of the Future

Date: October 24, 2014 – October 25, 2014

The Opera and the Media of the Future initiative will be launched at a two-day event to be held at Glyndebourne on 24th and 25th October 2014. The event is aimed at both academics and opera/media professionals. We welcome participants from a full range of academic and professional backgrounds, including directors, scholars, administrators, researchers, practitioners, media artists, performers, composers and …

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NESTA: Launch of the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL)

Date: October 23, 2014

Join Nesta for the launch of a new global lab that will test novel approaches to support innovation and economic growth. IGL brings together an international network of researchers and public and private organisations supporting innovation and growth. Together, we aim to build the evidence base on the most effective approaches to accelerate innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship and business growth, using …

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Introducing patents searching workshop

Date: October 22, 2014

Created with innovators in mind, this workshop looks at the UK’s intellectual property system and the value of protecting your product by patenting, and guides you through the information available on free web databases. The workshop will explain the patenting process, and then explain how to search each of the databases. You will have a chance to practice at the …

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Creativity and Urban Development: Can cities have it all: Culture, competitiveness, social inclusion and sustainable development?

Date: October 21, 2014

The potential of the creative paradigm has excited policy makers, policy advisor’s, advertising agencies and academic researchers alike.  For a time, the use of the word “creative” was seen as a panacea to address stagnation, recession and underinvestment. The UK is awash with “creative” cities, towns, sectors, quarters and organisations which looked to jump onto the “creativity bandwagon” to raise …

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A-Z of Knowledge Transfer: Impact in the Creative Industries

London is a global creative hub, and universities are a central plank of this actuality. Cutting edge creative academics, dynamic graduates, diverse facilities are all part of the picture. How do Enterprise / KT departments create impact for the creative industries, and what sort of impact is it? What do we mean by impact? This session will examine these questions …

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An evening in Room for Wonder

Date: October 17, 2014

On Friday October 17th, IJAD will host An Evening in Room For Wonder Eat, drink and be merry in a fairytale world of immersive performance at 30 Euston Square. Be a part of dance, share your inspirations and connect to the unexpected with us. Transforming 30 Euston Square into an immersive performance space led by Twitter and audiences, guests are …

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Making the cut in music technology research

Date: October 14, 2014

An Audio Engineering Society event showcasing cutting edge research from City University London’s Music Informatics Research group and King’s College London’s Centre for Telecommunications Research. Music Informatics Research in the Department of Computer Science The Music Informatics Research Group in the Department of Computer Science works since 2005 on analysing music as audio and symbolic data (scores, MIDI). At City …

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IC Tomorrow – Speed-Networking Event

Date: October 13, 2014

Join the IC tomorrow team for a free speed-networking event on 13 October between 5 – 8pm. The venue is yet to be announced, but follow @ICtomorrow for the latest developments. Innovative digital startups will have the opportunity to meet the UK’s leaders in the TV industry. The event will explore the emerging opportunities around multi-screen, and the dynamics between …

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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.