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Funding Highlights

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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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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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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Too Many Cooks?

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Then how many do we need? In July 2021 Network commissioned The Change Collective to host a feast of ideas about working collectively in the creative industries. In liaison with Professor Lois Weaver, and the collective of drama students, called Air Supply, that she works with to curate the […]

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The Mending Room

Network supported four QMUL second year drama students, with Dr Maggie Inchley and mentored by Professor Ali Campbell, to make a documentary film of The Mending Room in collaboration with Tony Cealy, theatre practitioner. The undergraduates are: Folasade Shonibare; Regina Agard-Brathwaite; Morayo Okungbowa; Jasmine D’Arcy Johnson-Cole. The Mending Room is a cornerstone project of 81 […]

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