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

How to Fund Your Digital Startup

Date: December 9, 2013

Entrepreneurs Marc Cameron (2210 fashion and Seven Magazine), Nick Holzherr ( and The Apprentice) and Tim Jackson (founder of QXL and Lean Investments) will be discussing how to raise funding for digital startups at Google’s Campus London. This is a great way to find out more about raising funds for your business, and there’ll be the opportunity to network with …

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Affective Experiences – Media Art, Design & Research Conference

The conference aims to offer a multi-disciplinary space to discuss challenges in theorizing and researching emotional and affective experiences across disciplines and practices that centre on the use of interactive and digital technologies. How do we explore affective encounters in relation to interactivity, audience participation and interactive experiences? How do artists’ work and engagement with audiences experience reveal affective qualities? …

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TEDx Whitehall Women

Date: December 6, 2013

TEDxWhitehallWomen will explore the theme ‘Invented Here’ and speakers will be invited to explore how women and girls are reshaping the future. We’ll hear from women who are innovating in business, social enterprise and government; and women who have re-invented themselves or their organisations. Participants will come away with ideas, inspiration and connections to help them in their personal and …

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Researchers in Residence Launch and Information Event

Date: December 5, 2013

This event is now fully booked! Creativeworks London and London Creative and Digital Fusion are delighted to announce the launch of our Researchers in Residence scheme. Researchers in Residence will offer SME’s access to highly motivated, PhD students and early career academic Researchers who have the knowledge and skills that creative and digital businesses need. This scheme invites SMEs based …

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Libraries of the Future: the role of research universities and professional bodies

How does the emergence of new technological solutions and the design and creation process around these affect the roles and interests of contributors from research universities, professional bodies and consultants? This Libraries of the Future workshop will focus on the evolving relationship between research university libraries, professional bodies and consultants. We will examine a number of case studies and attempt …

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London CryptoFestival 2013

Date: November 30, 2013

Freaked out by spiralling revelations of NSA surveillance? Worried that the spooks have subverted the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered panopticon? Or simply creeped out by the way services like Facebook & Gmail track everything you do so they can profile you for advertising? Whatever your paranoia, now is not the time to give up on the internet. …

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Intellectual Property: Lifeblood of creative and digital businesses – Inngot Ltd

Date: November 28, 2013

This exciting 2-day programme is designed and facilitated to bring together creative and digital businesses, and raise awareness on the importance of IP. This session is the second part of the 2 day programme. IP isn’t just for patents, inventors and scientists. Nor is it all about copying. Every time you create something – a design, a composition, a software program, …

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Performance Science, Theatre and Music

Date: November 26, 2013

Amanda Glauert, Aaron Williamon and Paul Barker: Performance Science allows a multidisciplinary approach to the performing arts through a scientific perspective. Aaron is co-chair of the scientific committee of the International Symposium on Performance Science; its 4th meeting this summer was in Vienna. Amanda and Paul presented as part of collaborative group from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama …

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What next for your invention? Plan, prototype or protect?

In this practical workshop, all the key issues are covered to help you make your product a reality. Why do you need to plan, prototype and then protect? This workshop will help you understand how you can do this and what to look out for along the way. You will learn about: • Development and commercialisation process• Importance of planning, …

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Women Shift Digital Conference

body>data>space presents Women Shift Digital, a conference for women and men, designed to celebrate women in digital careers, network the networks and influence the influencers. It is a day to reflect collectively on the positive impacts women are making with digital-led careers as creatives, managers and executives in creative industries, education, business, design, skills development and the arts. We are inviting women …

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Innovation – can your business hack it?

Date: November 23, 2013 – November 24, 2013

Gateway to Research (GtR) is your gateway to the latest innovative research from across the UK’s seven Research Councils and TSB in one website…. …. who is researching what and where; who are the experts in your field of industry; what and where are the research trends for your area of business; what other information can be drawn upon to …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013: An Evening with Digital Marketers

Date: November 20, 2013

City University London invites you to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 with an evening dedicated to digital marketing and challenges presented by current and advancing practices in this rapidly evolving area of marketing. The evening will explore and discuss best practice and future developments in the digital marketing sector as well as concerns and obstacles that are faced by DM …

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Get It Right – First Time

Date: November 19, 2013

Understanding Intellectual Property The first half of the session will be presented by experts from the Intellectual Property Office, who will provide you with an overview of Intellectual Property, why it is important to your business and how you can make money from it. First Time Director responsibilities In the second half of the session, experts from Companies House will …

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What’s the value of cultural policy?

Date: November 18, 2013

To mark the publication of Cultural Policy: Management Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management will host an early evening event at City University London. The event is focused on questions about the value of cultural policy research, for a variety of academic disciplines and public debates. Dr. Dave O’Brien, from City University London, will …

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Women in the Digital Economy and Culture – 2nd Networking Event

Date: November 15, 2013

Only 3 places remaining. Creativeworks London is delighted to announce its 2nd Women in the Digital Economy and Culture Networking event to coincide again with Internet Week Europe.  This year’s event will present an opportunity to hear about how the Creativeworks London Programme has been developing in the last year and will present a chance to hear some of last …

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Theorizing Cultural Work

Friday 15th November sees the launch of Theorising Cultural Work, edited by Mark Banks and Rosalind Gill from Creativeworks London’s Place Work Knowledge strand – as well as Stephanie Taylor from the Open University. The book brings together leading scholars of creative work to ask about the newness of its influences and effects. Contributors explore the current transformations and futures …

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Placing Cultural Work: (New) Intersections of Location, Craft and Creativity

The awareness of place is central to the creative practice of  artistic, creative and cultural industry workers, providing a profound practical, affective and emotive link between their lives and their work. Thus in spite of tendencies towards globalisation and digitalisation, it is essential that thinking about cultural work continues to attend  to the affordances of place as an important part …

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MODE Public Lecture – Story-telling in the age of digital interactivity – Theo van Leeuwen

Date: November 14, 2013

In this lecture Theo will explore apps adaptations of well-known children’s stories. The focus will be on the concept of interactivity, and, more specifically, on the question of whether the interactive features added to the stories disrupt the `enchantment’ of storytelling (Bettelheim, 1978), or revive, in a new way, an old tradition of incorporating instruction in narrative (Ong, 1982). This …

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Meet the Technology Strategy Board – Funding and Support for Innovation

This event is an opportunity for companies across the South East of England to speak to the UK’s national innovation agency about how to get new product ideas off the ground. Whether you face a technical challenge or are interested in any funding or partnership opportunities, this is your chance to put your goals for growth on the right track.  …

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ICL Talk: John Mathers Design Council CEO

Date: November 13, 2013

Series: Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) TalksSpeaker: John Mathers, Design Council CEO The Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Talks are a series of seminars hosted by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. The talks take place on the first Wednesday of every month and will cover a wide range of topics linked with innovation, creativity and leadership. The talks are free …

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Centre for Dance Research – Research Seminar

Movement, Media & Material Thinking Media and information technologies are not merely instruments that extend how we already perceive and think. Actually, these technologies are integrally part of how we perceive and think. I will show how this relationship between media technologies, perception and thinking provides a perspective on the dramaturgies of contemporary dance, and in particular on the changed …

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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.