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AHRC Announces Connected Communities Festival Events

The AHRC has announced the full line up for this year’s Connected Communities Festival, Community Futures and Utopias

Below is a full list of the festival events taking place up and down the country. Please see our events page for full details.

London

  • Active Energy: Towards Hydrocitizenship, 14-15 May
  • Re-use of Cultural Heritage for Future Communities, 10-19 June
  • Dreaming Utopias, 30 April
  • Prototyping Utopias, 21 May
  • Protein Pressures Exhibition in the Utopian Treasury at Somerset House , 17-24 June
  • Energy Generation: Model London, 23 and 28 April
  • Food/Faith/Futures, multiple dates and venues

South West

  • Experiments in Governance: Who Decides Your Future? Bristol, 10 May
  • Regulating Inclusivity: Do We Need Positive Discrimination? Bristol, 31 May
  • Disruption and Development: Where Do Our Values Intersect? Bristol, 14 June
  • Tea for Talk, Bristol, 8 July
  • Fermenting Utopias, Bristol, June

Wales

  • Dementia Utopia: a creative exploration imagining our Dementia Supportive Communities, Rhyl, 14 April and Ruthin, 25 April
  • Visions of Steel: passer-by engagement event, Port Talbot, 7 May
  • Visions of Steel – School Workshop (Introductory session), Swansea, 10 May
  • Visions of Steel – Community Workshop, Port Talbot, 12 May
  • Visions of Steel: Schools Workshop 2, Port Talbot, 17 May
  • Visions of Steel – Data-Input Workshop, Ceredigion, 7 June
  • The People’s Platform – Young Company, Merthyr Tydfill, 16 June
  • CAER Model Village Project – co-producing archaeological research & animated film making, Cardiff, 6 June – 1 July
  • Tea for Talk, Merthyr Tydfill, 13 July

North East

  • Connected Communities/Utopia, Newcastle, 13 May
  • The Utopia Séance Performance, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 29 July
  • Mapping the Music, Sheffield, 27 June
  • Threads of Time – Poetry and Art Workshops, Rotherham, 30 April and 7 May
  • The Rotherham Project, Rotherham, 1, 8, 15 and 22 June
  • The Making of the Micklegate Run, York, 2 June
  • Futures that didn’t happen: York’s Inner Ring Road, York, 2 June
  • Hungate in the archives: Histories of hopes for York’s housing, York, 21 June
  • Beyond York’s Housing Crisis: Innovative ideas? York, 21 June
  • From the archives: York, Strays and the Green Belt, York, 4 July
  • Migration and Home – TLANG and Faceless Arts – local festival workshops, Leeds, April
  • Migration and Home – TLANG and Faceless Arts – local festival workshops, Leeds, 13, 20 and 27 April
  • Migration and Home – TLANG and Faceless Arts – local festival workshops, Wakefield, 14, 21 and 28 April
  • Migration and Home – TLANG and Faceless Arts – local previews, Leeds, 22 June
  • Migration and Home – TLANG and Faceless Arts – local previews , Wakefield, 22 June
  • LAUNCH EVENT – Servicing Utopia: Social Change through Accessible Design, Sheffield, 18 April
  • THE TOILET TOOLKIT – Servicing Utopia: Social Change through Accessible Design, Sheffield, 8 June

North West

  • When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Sustainability in Song, with Craig B (A Mote of Dust), Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and Jo Mango, Manchester, 19 May
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: workshop 1, Manchester, 14-16 March
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: Recoverist Café, Manchester, 16 March
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: peer-led makers group 1, Manchester, 18 April
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: workshop 2, Manchester, 27-29 April
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: group presentation to Greater Manchester Recovery Federation, Manchester, 5 May
  • Wonderland: the art of being human: peer-led makers group 2, TBC

Central England

  • Imagining a dementia friendly future, Chesterfield, 21 April
  • UTOPIA WORKS, Derby, 20 May
  • Mobile Utopias 1851-2051 Research Co-creation Workshop, Lancaster, 19 April
  • Mobile Utopias 1851-2051 Campus in the City, Lancaster, 18 May
  • Mobile Utopias 1851-2051 Reflections, Lancaster, September
  • Community Murals and Activist Art, Nottingham, 12 April
  • Black History in Nottingham, Nottingham, 19 April
  • The Historic Black Presence, Nottingham, 26 April
  • Black Lives Matter in Nottingham, Nottingham, 3 May
  • Melting Pot Festival, Nottingham, 7 May
  • Mural Design workshop, Nottingham, 10 and 24 May
  • Public Forum: Nottingham Black History Mural, Nottingham, 31 May
  • BAME Heritage Day, nottingham, 7 June
  • Mural Unveiling and Celebration, Nottingham, 17 June

Eastern England

  • ‘The Reasons’ in the Bevills Leam Catchment: Tradition and Innovation in Communities to Imagine Resilient Futures, Cambridgeshire, 7 June
  • ‘The Reasons’ in the Bevills Leam Catchment: Tradition and Innovation in Communities to Imagine Resilient Futures, Peterborough, September

Scotland

  • When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Musical Responses to Climate Change (Workshop), Edinburgh, 28 April
  • Co-creating Cromarty Dreaming Sessions, Cromarty, 2-6 May
  • Cromarty Dreaming: The Movie, Cromarty, 9-13 May
  • Cromarty Dreaming – The Kitchen Ceilidh, Cromarty, 16 June
  • Cromarty Dreaming Exhibition, Cromarty, 13-18 June
  • Co-creating Caledonia Dreaming Sessions, Cromarty, 5-16 September
  • Caledonia Dreaming Parliamentary Reception & Exhibition, Edinburgh, 24-28 October