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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World in a Cube: Creative Challenge!

Have you got a few spare hours over the summer? Are you creative? Would you like to win £150 or £200 for a three-minute film or digital audio/visual sequence? Are you under 30?

Birkbeck, New Media Networks and Tate & Lyle are offering prizes for the best two audio/visual pieces inspired by the Tate & Lyle film archive. All you have to do is:

1) Attend a film screening and workshop on Tuesday July 30 at 3-5pm, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD

2) Use the material we give you at the workshop to create a three-minute film or audio/visual piece

3) Send us your film by Monday September 2, 2013

Judged by a panel from the British Film InstituteBirkbeck and New Media Networks, the 1st prize is £200 and the 2nd £150 with accompanying publicity. Your audio/visual pieces will be published online. You will be invited to attend a celebratory event in early October where your work will be presented to an influential audience.

To attend the screening and workshop please click here. 

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Tate & Lyle has a unique archive of 300 films, dating back to the 1950s and 60s and featuring places and events all over the world, as well as in their factory on the Thames in East London. New Media Networks (NMN), an international creative company based in East London ( and the new Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image are collaborating on a new pilot project, ‘The World in a Cube’, to explore ways of taking part of Tate & Lyle’s unique collection of films about the sugar industry to potential audiences. Developed in partnership with Tate & Lyle Sugars, and with support from Creativeworks London, the key aim of the project is to research and develop creative opportunities for public engagement with this collection.


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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.