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CAKE 39: Small Stories and Great Communities


Thursday 24 June 2021
10am – 11:30am


Online, via zoom

About this event

Our June networking event, CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange), will take place on Thursday 24th June. CAKE 39: Small Stories and Creat communities will focus on local stories of creativity and their role in the development of strong community identities. Our speakers will share their experiences of community interventions based on local talent and enthusiasm and the lasting impact of such collaboration, in the streets where we live.

CAKE 39 focuses on how creativity can support the development of strong community identities with stories of talent, enthusiasm and action aiming to inspire. We’ll hear about current projects targeting community development through the arts and social change through creative intervention. We’ll also be joined by the creators of our Creative Fuse small stories to reflect on lived experiences of innovation in action.

Whatever your professional background, our CAKE events are designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration.

We hope you can join us!


Lily Daniels

Churches Conservation Trust

Suzy O’Hara

Curator and Research Fellow Seascapes

Rebecca Ball

Creative Director and Interim Chief Executive, Sunderland Culture


Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration. The event will take place on Zoom, the video conferencing platform. You don’t need to have an account but we recommend that you sign up for a free account and use the desktop app.

About CAKE

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East’s monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors and wider economy. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. 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.*

“Not only was the event interesting and enjoyable but, for my company, it was an opportunity to make new connections. It has created new opportunities for Living Archive Limited, at a time in the company’s development where such opportunities are crucial for survival… The CAKE event was a chance to step back for a moment and focus on the bigger picture, and this has been very valuable to me.”

Dr. Nick Williams Founder, Living Archive Limited