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CAKE 42: CAKE in the Wild- a celebration of nature, creativity & wellbeing


Thursday 23 September 2021
10am – 11:30am


Online, via zoom

About this event

In CAKE 42 we will explore how being in the wild, or nature, supports our creativity and well-being, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. While this session will be remote, we are going to be celebrating all things wild through multimedia formats and an interactive game.

If you can (broadband/wifi access and weather permitting!), feel free to join us from your favourite nature spot.

In this interactive session, brought to you by the Durham University Creative Fuse NE team, we will explore key issues such as

  • how the creative economy supports well-being practices through being in the wild
  • how we can, both professionally and individually, be nurtured and supported by creative engagements with nature
  • how natural places and venues provide critical support for creativity and well-being



John Quinn

County Durham-based creative practitioner and educator

Tam Mayor

‘Binchester Hall Farm Holistic Farming and Rewilding Project’, Community Projects Officer, The Auckland Project


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