Archive for March 23, 2015

Starting from Values Legacy Project Celebration Event – Register Now!

The ‘Starting from Values’ CC legacy project team would like to invite you to its final project event on 30th April 2015, Impact Hub Westminster, London.

Register now at:

The free event includes workshops, networking opportunities and an interactive sharing space. In particular, we are inviting other AHRC Connected Communities projects – Legacy Projects in particular – to contribute.


If you have stories, displays, artifacts, etc. about project legacies, please get in touch (details below):

Starting from Values

AHRC 10th Anniversary: The AHRC Research in Film Awards

The AHRC is marking its tenth anniversary in 2015 through a number of activities designed to showcase the achievements of the arts and humanities research community over the last decade, to look forward to the coming decade and to celebrate the role of the arts and humanities in all areas of our national life.

The AHRC’s Research in Film Awards is one of these activities, designed to showcase, reward and recognise the best of the large and increasing number of high-quality short films (defined as no longer than 30 minutes) produced as outputs or by-products of arts and humanities research. In addition, the Inspiration Award – open to members of the general public – will recognise those films inspired by arts and humanities research.

Films are produced in a great many ways through and as a result of research. They may be primary outputs, by-products, records of research undertaken, dissemination tools or practice-based research itself. They may include reconstructions and enactments, animations, installations and gallery pieces, games, interactive storytelling or co-produced work including collaborations with community groups, and may take the form of documentaries, visual essays or broadcast programmes. They may entail any of these, and much more besides.

These awards – the first for research in films – are designed to encourage, stimulate and recognise the considerable body of work created at the interface between research and film and to recognise the world-leading work of researchers, practitioners and film-makers in the arts and humanities research community.

Awards will be made in five categories (see below) and the winner in each category will win £2,000 to be invested in their future film-making activities. All applicants must accompany their film submissions with supporting text, which invites all entrants to make explicit their films’ links with arts and humanities research.


3.1: Best film produced as a result of AHRC or AHRB funding – ‘The Anniversary Award’

3.2: Best film produced by a researcher or research team

3.3: Best film by a doctoral student

3.4: Award for innovation in film

3.5: Inspiration Award – Best film inspired by the arts and humanities (public category)

For more information on these categories, please see the call document (PDF 130KB, opens in a new window).


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Deadline Date Additional Info:

5pm on 11th June 2015

Festival Cultures: Media, Music, Place Conference

Friday 22 May, UEA, Norwich, 10-5 pm, Thomas Paine Study Centre


With origins going back to the Radio 1 Roadshows that toured nationally each summer in the 1970s, the annual BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is a free pop festival held in a different city in the UK each year. This year it is in Norwich, 23-24 May. According to the BBC, it is ‘the UK’s biggest free ticketed festival’, a live music event also broadcast on Radio 1 and 1Extra, and BBC3.

Also happening in May (8-24) is the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a major multi-arts annual event for the East of England, presenting theatre, music, art, literature and more. The festival is among the oldest arts festivals in the UK, dating back originally to 1772.

To mark and to critically interrogate the correspondence of these occasions, an academic and industry conference is being held at the UEA. It will feature academic speakers from media studies and popular music studies, alongside speakers from industry, from the media, and from festival organisations.


Speakers and features already confirmed (others to be added):


Prof Tim Wall Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, Birmingham City University – keynote address

William Galinsky Artistic Director, Norfolk and Norwich Festival

John Cumming Director, EFG London Jazz Festival

Dr Chris Anderton Southampton Solent University, author Music Festivals in the UK (2016)

Prof George McKay AHRC Leadership Fellow, UEA, editor The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture (2015)

East Anglian Fairs Archive 1972-1986 rural alternative festivals scene


Areas to be discussed include:

  • Popular music and festival
  • BBC as promoter and commissioner of (live) music
  • The role of festival in the construction of regional cultural identity
  • Cultural festival as event; making a festival happen
  • Multiplatform: media / music / digital crossovers

*      Festival history and memory.


An exhibition of archive photographs and materials from Fairs Archive will be on show throughout the day, hopefully in the archive’s yurt.

This event is produced as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities programme.

Attendance is free (including lunch and refreshments), but prior registration is essential. To register go to the event website at


For further information contact Rachel Daniel, AHRC Connected Communities administrator,


We hope to see you in Norwich in May!