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Streetview new? How they did it in the 1940’s…

Taken between 1939 and 1940, this is a really impressive historical, location referenced photo-archive of NYC – marking the point of emergence for a new world in the coming decades, but shaded with modernism even then. The Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of every building in...

Arts & Business news

Just updated: 17th September 2018 This great exhibition is almost upon us. You can view, print or download the full exhibition catalogue here.   We recently ran an article on our pages about the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018. Well the deadline for the submission of artwork for this year’s event is very close. We...

Once Upon A Festival – Suffolk Libraries

We love libraries!         In 1851 J.W.Hudson, speaking at the opening of the Mechanic’ and Apprentices’ Library in Liverpool, opined that a visit to the library would, for the reader, lead to them ‘…receiving cultivation, not in reading the latest accounts of mis-demeanours and local calamities…but in imbibing instruction and high gratification...

Artist in Residence, Culture LAB: Arts in the Community

We publish a continuous arts job feed here: Ipswich County Library Week-long, mixed media residency working in partnership with METAL Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018               ‘As part of Year 1 of the Suffolk Libraries Arts Programme, we are inviting Suffolk artists to take over the...

Whither libraries?

Article update: 28.10.2017  – A really sound article on the utility of libraries by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett –  No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish  from The Guardian of Thursday, 26th October, 2017. In it Cosslet takes to task the political pundit Andre Walker, for his omnipotent vision of the library service in the UK....

Making new friends in Europe?

European Week of Regions & Cities Brussels 9-12th October 2017 A wide ranging sequence of workshops and event in Brussels, that will attract academics, poiticians and business organisations. We think there are elemental workshops that those of us, working in the social economy, will find useful. Particularly useful is the opportunity to build new networks...

Looking for 25 under 25?

Embed from Getty Images  Young people developing new ideas…   One of our editorial contributors is a member of The Internet Society, which as an organisation is now twenty five years old. We were excited to read his email about the latest prize programme being undertaken by the The Society. To celebrate this quarter century...

Debating Freedom

25 years of age or under? Thursday, Friday and Saturday – the 6th, 7th and 8th of April 2017. Key dates in the Institute of Ideas calendar. They are also the dates of the Institute’s forthcoming event, designed to attract young people between 18 and 25 years, who are interested in winning a chance to...

New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network

Embed from Getty Images  Can you help create business builders for the next generation? Linking Education and Business – A New Approach Continuing our thematic coverage of new ways to support young people and the education and training sector, we were very pleased to see the emerging detail of the Enterprise Adviser Network for schools...

Inequality in Education:
a new web presence for change

Here at conversationsEAST we are delighted to be able to donate web hosting, design and content creation services and new media support to this new, nascent movement. Inequality in Education – turning the tide (IETT) is about change in the educational landscape and improving equality of opportunity and outcome for children and young people across...