30th June - 4th June 2014
Connected Communities ‘Festival’ 2014 to be held in the week Commencing 30 June 2014 in Cardiff main event on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at The St David’s Hotel Conference Centre, Cardiff Bay).
As part of the Connected Communities Programme’s wider engagement activities, we are planning to hold a Festival in Cardiff during the week of 30th June 2014, including a major open public event on 1st and 2nd July 2014 to be held in The St David’s Hotel Conference Centre, Cardiff Bay. The ‘Festival’ aims to provide researchers and community and other partners within the Programme with an opportunity to reflect, share learning and discuss their research with other participants within the programme and to reach out to, and engage with, researchers, communities and community organisations not currently involved in the Programme and to enhance the public profile of their research. The Festival will take on the role of previous summits and showcases as the major open public outreach event for the Programme in 2014 as well as main large forum for networking across the whole Programme.
We wish to invite expressions of interest from current and past Connected Communities research teams and their partners for a wide range of activities to contribute to the Festival. We are particularly keen to encourage innovative and creative ideas, participatory activities and collaborative proposals from groups of projects and/or ideas with the potential to attract wider and/or more diverse participation in the Festival. Applications which pay particular attention to the Welsh context, or more local context in Cardiff, for the Festival will also be welcomed. However, we will also welcome proposals to re-use or re-stage activities from past Showcases/ events where these might be of interest to new audiences in Cardiff.
This is the first of two calls for expressions of interest in participating in the Festival, with a particular focus on activities requiring longer lead in times and/or more complex staging or logistical requirements.
We are also considering the possibility of running a number of other complementary activities during the week of the Festival and further details of these will be made available in early 2014.
For further information please visit Connected Communities