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We recognise the importance of collaboration in the thriving creative economy of the UK, and support the development of strong, sustainable and socially inclusive partnerships across the sector.

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Rediscovering the Bow Heritage Trail

Tower Hamlets (LBTH) recently commissioned Roman Road Trust to update and modernize The Bow Heritage Trail in content and format, in collaboration with QMUL School of Geography Heritage Management MA students. The project will assess the local history that is included in the current version that was created in 1990, as well as seeking to […]

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Constructing an understanding of the viability and value of creative industry provision for social prescribing

A research collaboration between Creative Wick and Dr Maria Turri, Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute for Population Health with Dr Francesca Cornaglia, School of Economics and Finance at QMUL will consider the viability and value of creative industry provision in east London for social prescribing with support from Network Centre. Background There is increased recognition […]

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Creativeworks London (CWL): Enhancing the Sustainability and Innovation Capacity of Creative-Economy Businesses

The origins of QMUL Network Centre were referrenced in a case study report submitted by Professor Morag Shiach for the School of English and Drama in the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment 2021 (REF21). Prof. Shiach explains that Network was built from Creativeworks London (CWL), an AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy that […]

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IMPACTAOKE: Framing Impact for The People Speak

The People Speak have been bringing people together to talk about the issues that matter to them for 25 years around the Talkaoke table. They have appeared at festivals, conferences, museums, high streets, and even outside a COVID testing centre!  Conversations around the Talkaoke table have helped inform cultural and placemaking strategies, including for youth […]

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Creative Places

Network hosted a workshop in Paris on 14 June 2022, as part of its commitment to Creative Places, a research project it partners with LabEx ICCA to deliver for Hackney Wick. “Laboratoires d’Excellence” are research projects supported by the French National Research Agency under the “Future Investments” programme, and the “Industries Culturelles & Création Artistique” (ICCA) […]

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School of Activism

Network was delighted to support a youth focused event led by Creative Wick on 22 June 2022 called, School of Activism. The event provided a rich and interactive forum of inspiring presentations and discussion from young campaigners, local developers, and engagement led by The People Speak, including an overview of east London histories of activism […]

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