Public Engagement

External Opportunities

Participate in the London Festival of Ideas – Building Strong Communities

Led by the Greater London Authority (GLA), The Festival of Ideas will explore individual and collective visions and plans for strong communities in London.

The last year has shown how much activity is taking place across London to support communities, and this Festival will explore what the future holds in building, growing and sustaining strong communities across London by holding conversations and activities with residents.

The Festival will be taking place between 28th June and 23rd July. 
Find out more about the Festival here
If you would like to take part in the London Festival of Ideas and don't require funding to do so, please apply directly and inform the CPE of your application.

Funding available

To support Queen Mary staff and students running an activity, event or celebration as part of the Festival, we are offering an opportunity to apply for up to £500 of funding per proposal.

To plan your responses to the form questions: Festival of Ideas - QM Activity Fund form questions [DOC 29KB]

Apply Now
(Deadline: noon on Wednesday 9 June)

If your internal funding application is successful, you will be informed by the CPE team by lunchtime of Thursday 10th June.
You will then need to submit your activity idea directly to the London Festival of Ideas by the end of Friday 11th June, who will inform you if your activity has been selected for inclusion into the London programme.

 

 

Run an Activity at 'In The Neighbourhood' during the All Points East Festival

All Points East is an annual music festival taking place in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets over the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2021.

The organisers are programming free activities, entertainment screenings and performances on Tuesday 31st - Thursday 2nd September (after the music festival), aimed at engaging local residents with local services, organisations and opportunities. The ‘In the Neighbourhood’ community days usually attract a family audience during the day, and an after-work adult audience in the evening.

To support Queen Mary staff and students to engage local residents in a physical, face-to-face event that showcases University research, teaching, or other initiative we are offering an opportunity to apply for up to £500 of funding per event proposal.

To plan your responses to the form questions: All Points East 'In The Neighbourhood' Festival - Queen Mary activity fund questions [DOC 28KB]

Apply Now
(Deadline: noon on Wednesday 9 June)

If you would like to take part but don't require funding to do so, please email the CPE so we can support you in designing your activity and logistics.