The Creative Voucher scheme enabled small and medium sized businesses to partner with an arts & humanities-based researcher from one of Creativeworks London’s partner institutions. This section shows all of the projects that we have supported. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Creative Voucher Scheme

Creative Belly & University of Roehampton

SME Partner

Ben Spalding, Creative Belly

Academic Partners

Dr Joshua Abrams, University of Roehampton

Project Title

Cooking in Time: World Dinners 1970/1980/1990/2000/2010/2020

Project Description

Event company Creative Belly, fronted by head chef Ben Spalding, has been partnered with Dr Joshua Abrams from University of Roehampton to explore how culinary performance has varied over time. Project Cooking In Time created a series of events focused on the living exploration of historical culinary changes.

While not always immediately recognised as part of the cultural industries, the culinary arts are a clear expression of creative exploration tightly connected to other developments and practices across the arts and humanities. The project focused on the rapidity of change in British culinary traditions over the past fifty years. Seeking to understand questions of popularity and the changing landscape of culinary style. A tight focus on developments since the 1960s was used to explore how Britain has quickly moved from a reputation as a culinary wasteland to one of the greatest food cities in the world.

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.