The Connected Communities Festival 2015 (15-29 June) explored creative ways to widen and deepen community engagement with the exciting and innovative research being undertaken by the Connected Communities Programme and the AHRC.
A range of locally organised activities contributed to a UK-wide Festival programme of events and digital activities held as a part of a ‘Festival Fortnight’ between 15th and 29th June 2015.
Making Suburban Faith was funding to run two events during the festival. The first was linked to Hanwell Carnival . Prior to the Carnival we participated in the annual Beating of the Bounds walk on May Bank Holiday Monday. Read our blog of that event and listen to a podcast here.
At the Carnival, held on Saturday 20th June, we set up our Making Suburban Faith Stall to introduce our ongoing research in Hanwell to the public via a display and range of public engagement activities. For a full report of the day see our blog and pictures here.
Our second event during the Connected Communities festival was held at one of our case study places of worship, Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church in Hanwell. At this event we invited members of the parish to a coffee morning to share photographs and memories of the parish and community life. This event gave us an opportunity to recruit participants for further community history and archive work with the parish. We hope to organise similar events at other places of worship in Ealing and Hanwell. For a report and pictures of this event see our blog.
For more information about the festival and other events across the country, please visit the festival website.
The brochure for the festival can be downloaded below
AHRC Connected Communities 2015 (A) (1)