This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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King’s publishes Connecting through culture 2014-15

King’s College London has published Connecting through culture 2014-15, its new annual report highlighting some of the ways in which arts and culture have supported the university in 2014-15 in its ambitions to deliver world class education and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages in London and beyond.

Speaking about the publication, Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal (Culture & Engagement) commented, ‘Over the last three years, across all eight Faculties, the university has developed partnerships with artists and cultural organisations that enhance the King’s experience for students and academics while adding value across the cultural sector. With so much work ongoing, Connecting through culture cannot hope to be a complete picture, but I hope it will give some idea of the ways in which these collaborations are creating new opportunities and generating new perspectives. None of the work described in the report would be possible without the enthusiastic engagement of colleagues across the university and the cultural sector. I’m grateful to everyone who has been involved and look forward to building on the achievements highlighted in this review in 2016.’

Connecting through culture reports on a wide range of cultural and creative activity across all eight Faculties at King’s and shows the impact of culture on all areas of university life.

Emma Lawrence a 3rd year English with Film BA student is quoted in the report, ‘My experience at King’s would be far different, and probably far less enjoyable, without the cultural engagement I’ve been lucky enough to have. It’s added richness to my studies by providing context and dimension to the books and articles and by widening my horizons beyond the lecture hall. The cultural events and institutions I’ve engaged with have surprised me, confused me, excited me and ignited my curiosity – prompting me to ask my own questions and formulate my own ideas about my studies and the world around me. It’s been an invaluable addition to my time at King’s, and I can’t overstate the importance of cultural engagement in translating and transcending academic studies.’

You can download and read the full report here. If you would like to order hard copies of Connecting through culture 2014-15, please contact

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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.