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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Poetic Places App launches on 18th March 2016

To celebrate the launch of the Poetic Places app, the British Library is hosting a half-day event around poetic places and the technologies that allow us to connect with them. Poetic Places is a collaborative project between Sarah Cole, TIME/IMAGE Online and Stella Wisdom, the British Library. Sarah is the library’s current Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence; the project explores relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of a smartphone geolocation user experience that shares British Library digital content in relevant real-world locations; enabling participants to experience meaningful “poetic” connections between location, history and literature.

There will be talks from:

– Sarah Cole, Creative-Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Poetic Places
– Jocelyn Dodd, Talking Statues
– Andy Ryan, CityRead London
– Dr Giasemi Vavoula, Affective Digital Histories
– Maya Chowdhry, Tales from Towpath
– Dr David Cooper, Manchester Metropolitan University, on literary geographies

After the talks there will be a short walk where you’re invited to try out the Poetic Places app for yourself; you will need to install the app on your own device to enjoy this fully, so please bring an iOS or Android device.

The launch will take place on Friday 18th March 2016 from 13:30 to 17:30 at The British Library Conference Centre in the Chaucer Room, 96 Euston Rd. London, NW1 2DB

Afternoon tea will be provided.

There is a blog post about the event here:

Link for booking tickets is here:


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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.