Celebrate the weird and the wonderful all on one day at the Creativeworks London Festival

Don’t miss this day long free festival on the Strand, the Creativeworks London Festival celebrates four years of what happens when you bring London’s brilliant academics together with a brunch of creative minds. Across one packed day the Festival will feature an eclectic mix of the weird and wonderful from a Superpiano to a Pan African cinema archive to wearable tech hoping to transform the way we use money… Across 11 spaces within King's College London including the Great Hall, Anatomy Museum and Chapel, will be a varied mix of digital installations, music and spoken word performances, exhibitions, passionate debates, expert panels, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and presentations by the Creativeworks London network of researchers, thought-leaders, artists and creatives.

Full programme and tickets here 

All sessions to take place at King's College London, 29 April 2016. Sessions are free but ticketed, so sign up is required. Highlights below:

Fighting Flatnessa curious and intriguing library of materials to be stroked, poked and fondled with Ian Hunter, Materials Council

June Givanni presents her Pan African Cinema Archive displaying the extraordinary collection of materials related to African Cinema she has collected over 30 years -

Women, Creative Collaborations and Digital ThinkingWith 63% of Creativeworks London's awarded collaborations led by women, and many of the projects focusing on developments in the digital sphere, this timely discussion focuses on the rarely explored triumvirate of gender, collaboration and digital thinking.  Chaired by Dr Sara Jones, City University with guests including: Ghislaine Boddington, body>data>space

Superpiano explores the possibilities of new technologies on this traditional instrument. Pianist Kate Ryder and Dr Tim Ewers, Kingston University are currently developing an entirely new repertoire for their Superpiano and will premiere some of their new work

Poetic Places is a new mobile app, produced by artist Sarah Cole in collaboration with the British Library, which allows users to experience meaningful 'poetic' connections between location, history and literature

From Academic Collaboration to Commercialisation, a panel discussion exploring the possibilities for commercialisation and investment  and how university supported collaborations projects can move on to independent funding. Chaired by Anthony Lilley, Magic Lantern

Beatwoven, designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts exhibits her beautiful fabrics created by software that translates music into woven patterns

Designersblock founder and design innovator Piers Roberts encourages creative, policy-makers and researchers to think differently in his workshop Riskkit: new strategies for creative collaboration

Money No Object explores the future of currency and value, using wearable technology and touch to exchange money in a more sociable way. A handshake, high-five, hugs or a tap dance can transfer sums through gloves, rings, badges or shoes by artist Heidi Hinder and the V&A

The Black Metic Experience The term ‘Metic’ was coined by T.S Eliot to explain the phenomenon of foreigners or resident aliens whose allegiances are split between their homeland and their new country. Join British writers and poets as they explore the Metic experience through performance, talk and Q&A

Learning from the KE Hubs and thinking about the Future. How can the Arts and Humanities contribute to the success of the creative economy? Panel discussion involving the directors of the four Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy and Professor Andrew Thompson, Interim Chief Executive of the AHRC -

Lightening Talks awardees will reveal more about their collaborations in CWL’s very own black cab in the Quad. The interviews will be broadcast on Resonance FM throughout the day

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