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AHRC Connected Communities Festival short film

The Connected Communities Festival was a two-day festival in July in Cardiff comprising a mix of performances, exhibition stands, talks, music events, bazaars, workshops, film screenings, games, discussions, walks, digital activities, pop-up events and much more.

The free event, which was open to the public, was a chance to showcase research funded under the Connected Communities programme…. It was great, so much energy, so many ideas. (Here are my opening remarks, if you are interested.) As we describe Connected Communities,

the programme seeks not only to connect research on communities, but to connect communities with research, bringing together community-engaged research across a number of core themes, including community health and wellbeing, community creativity, prosperity and regeneration, community values and participation, sustainable community environments, places and spaces, and community cultures, diversity, cohesion, exclusion, and conflict.

Here is a short film of the festival, which includes contributions from both AHRC Leadership Fellows, Prof Keri Facer and me, as well as from project researchers and partners.