Funding Ideas and Pioneers for Social Change: A Paul Hamlyn Foundation Initiative

The Ideas & Pioneers Fund supports individuals with unusual or radical ideas at the earliest stage of development; to enable scoping, exploration and the necessary development work prior to launching and testing a new approach or venture.

How do we build trust between cultures? by Amina Yaqin and Peter Morey

A fascinating blog in which Amina Yaqin and Peter Morey, from SOAS University, illustrate the Muslims, Trust and Dialogue project (MTCD). They develop a theoretical framework and present practical case studies, exploring how building trust between cultures places mutual responsibility on participants in an open dialogue.

Cello Unwrapped by Helen Wallace

A fascinating blog by Helen Wallace, creative consultant at Kings Place Music Foundation, that brings us on a personal and historical discovery of the cello, giving us a hint of the different voices captured in the coming festival "Cello Unwrapped" at Kings Place.

5 Years On: In Conversation by Teleri Lloyd-Jones

On Friday 14 October, various King’s Cross neighbours sat down to a roundtable discussion on the area’s recent and future development to mark 5 years since Central Saint Martins’ relocation.

British Library Labs Symposium 2016

The BL Labs team are pleased to announce that the fourth annual British Library Labs Symposium will be held on Monday 7 November, from 9:30 - 17:30 in the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras. During the evening the BL Labs Awards (2016) will be announced, celebrating researchers, artists, educators and entrepreneurs from around the world who have made use of the British Library's digital content and data. The event is FREE, although you must book a ticket in advance.

Camden Spark: connecting culture and young people by Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison presents Camden Spark, an organisation that facilitates closer and more meaningful collaboration between education providers and cultural organisations, working with young people to support their creativity, providing them with the options, outlets and knowledge in the cultural and creative industries.

The Cohan Lecture 2016 at The Place given by Sir Ken Robinson

Kenneth Tharp, Chief Executive at the Place, presents the The Cohan Lecture 2016 given by Sir Ken Robinson who talk about "Why Dance is as Important as Maths in Education". The lecture is now available online.

New light on Business Innovation in the Arts by Stephanie Dieckvoss and Jerneja Rebernak

Stephanie Dieckvoss, Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, UAL, and Creative Lenses Forum Producer and Jerneja Rebernak, EU Research & Enterprise Coordinator, UAL, and Creative Lenses Project Manager present this year' Creative Lenses project and invite KQ partners to join the forum on the 13 of October 2016. This will be an opportunity to discuss how to make arts and cultural organisations more resilient and sustainable by improving their business models and developing their long-term strategic and innovation capacities.

Crafts, Design and Innovation by Julia Bennett

Julia Bennett, Head of Research and Policy at the Craft Council, writes about the emergence of a market for craft innovation skills in industries as diverse as healthcare, biotech and the automotive industry. Julia explores how the close proximity of creatives and makers to research institutions and science innovators in the Knowledge Quarter could generate exciting collaboration.

Bloomsbury Festival 2016

Created with over 100 local partners including many Knowledge Quarter members, the annual Bloomsbury Festival returns this October. For five days from 19-23 October, Bloomsbury’s streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories, public and (normally) private buildings will be full to the brim with artistic, scientific and literary events for all ages and tastes.