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CAKE Events

Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges from their sector. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.

CAKE 32: The Art of Collaboration

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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 &

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CAKE 31: Hack the Museum

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Our next Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) networking event will land at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), the ideal location to explore the innovative and digital approaches that are shaking up the museums sector.

As with all our CAKE events, presentations will be followed by an open Q &

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CAKE 29: Ageing Well

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The event will challenge what we think of when we hear the word “ageing”, with a focus on positive ageing, lifelong ageing and ageing well. We will have speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds who explore how ageing intersects with innovation and creativity. They will explain how this has resulted in new and unexpected collaborations,

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CAKE 27 – Christmas CAKE

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Creative Fuse North East is getting in the Christmas spirit – and we would like to celebrate with you! Our 27th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event will celebrate all that has been “Fused” over the last 12 months and take a look ahead on 2019, as we ask ‘what are next steps?’

We will be welcoming businesses,

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CAKE 26: Innovation in Content & Media

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At our 26th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) we will explore themes of innovation and creativity in the content and media sector. This will be a chance for our speakers to tell us about their work and practice in screen-based media, identifying practical tips and sharing their experience of developing and producing compelling content.

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CAKE 24: Digital Landscapes

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At our 24th CAKE event, we will explore the use of digital tools to help audiences to engage with national parks and heritage sites in new ways.

Our speakers will discuss rural innovation and entrepreneurship, the role of theatre in community engagement, and the development of an app that fuses poetry with the digital to allow National Park visitors to experience ‘Poems in the Air’.

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CAKE 23: Art, Design & Innovation

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To celebrate the launch day of the Great Exhibition of the North, this CAKE will be a special event showcasing the best of the North East’s talent, with expert speakers representing the three themes of the Exhibition: Art, Design and Innovation.

We will explore the importance of UX design,

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