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CAKE 32: The Art of Collaboration

Our next Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) networking event will take place at Newcastle University and will address the theme of collaboration across the creative sectors and beyond. What makes for successful collaboration? What are some local examples of best practice?

As with all our CAKE events, presentations will be followed by an open Q & A session, informal networking, and cake.

When: Tuesday 23rd July, 10.00-12.30.

Where: Armstrong Building, Newcsatle University, NE1 8QB


Stella Hall, Director of Festival of Thrift

Stella Hall is an festival producer and Director of Festival of Thrift. The Kirkleatham-based festival offers a packed arts programme of sustainable arts, crafts, music, fashion, food, entertainment, shopping, demos, workshops and upcycling inspiration. The themes of the festival for 2019 are clean air and marking 50 years since the first Moon landing. Stella will be speaking about the importance of partnership and collaboration at the Festival.

Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group

Angela MacOscar is Northumbrian Water Group Ltd’s first Head of Innovation, a role newly created earlier this year. After her physical chemistry PhD at Manchester University, Angela had a 17-year career in exploring innovation concepts with global organisation Procter & Gamble. Since then, she has been helping businesses in the North East embed innovation into their culture and leverage it for growth. In her new role, Angela will be harness ideas from NWG’s third annual Innovation Festival and will work with partners and other organisations to support and develop innovative ideas.

Rachel Pattinson, Vital North Partnership Manager, Newcastle University and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books

Rachel Pattinson manages the Vital North Partnership between Newcastle University and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, supported by Arts Council England. Rachel will be discussing a recent collaborative immersive technology project where researchers, digital professionals, Seven Stories staff and young people explored space, place and magic to develop an augmented reality experience, Magical Reality.

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