Celebrating 10 years of the British Library's Business & IP Centre

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre has been helping people turn great ideas into businesses for over ten years. In order to celebrate 10 successful years the Library is holding a day of free workshops, talks and events.

Westminster Kingsway and City and Islington Colleges Form New Group

Westminster Kingsway and City and Islington Colleges have merged to form a dynamic and ambitious new Group on 1 August 2016. With a combined enrolment of over 26,500 students and a combined income of £85 million, the two founding colleges will create the largest FE institution in London and be able to lead the reinvigoration of the capital’s evolving further education sector.

Knowledge Quarter Public Realm Charrette

Martin Sach, chair of the Knowledge Quarter Public Realm Environment and Sustainability Subgroup illustates the group tasks and on-going projects: the area-wide audit now reaching completion and the design charrette planned for September 2016. this would be an oportunty for KQ partner to share ideas, engaging with local authorities and seeking ways in which the Knowledge Quarter can be an enabler of progress.

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.

One Camden - Letter from the Leader of Camden Council

Camden Council is monitoring and taking action against any form of hate crime in the follow up of the EU referendum. Knowledge Quarter partners are invited to support the Council in reassuring our community that there is no place for hate in Camden. Please read here the letter form the Leader of the Council.

Invitation to Make, Do and Bend: The One-Dayer

Knowledge Quarter’s partner, The London Sinfonietta, is partnering with the hub to produce Make, Do and Bend, a project bringing together musicians, composers and creative technologists to explore how digital technology can open up new forms of interaction.

Somers Town Festival - Diana Foster interviews Steve Denholm

Artist Diana Foster presents this year's Somers Town festival with an interview to Steve Denholm, musician, maverick, chair of Somers Town Art (START) who has run the festival for over 19 years. This year the festival runs on Saturday 9th July with two music stages, a Somers Town photography competition prize, Pearly Queens, live bands on two stages, with a Bengali stage and a strong participation of many Knowledge Quarter partners.

FOUND: One inspiring collaboration by Caro Howell

Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum, presents FOUND. An exhibition freighted with anecdote and emotion, in which artists, writers and musicians were asked to respond to the theme of ‘found’ with a new or existing work, or a found object of significance to them, looking for something that in order to be found, it must first be lost.

IoM3 celebrates national Women in Engineering Day

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, Knowledge Quarter's partner IoM3 offers a free download of the Materials World app June issue, a must-have app for engineers and those working or studying in the sciences.

The Innovation District: Lessons from Europe by Chris Green, Director, SQW

Chris Green, director of the Knowledge Quarter's partner SQW, presents an insightful blog on Innovation Districts. Chris develops an analysis of two European examples, drawing important lessons both specifically in relation to the creation of innovation districts and more generally to the long term regeneration of our cities.