Previous events

Artists as Workers: Art, Labour and Activism

Wednesday 3 April 2019

A CAMEo Research Salon at LCB Depot.

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Gendered Career Paths in Broadcasting

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Amid the context of revelations like the huge gender-pay gap in broadcasting, the 50:50 campaign, and the known ‘leaky pipe-line’ of female talent in the screen industries, this latest CAMEo afternoon seminar brings together key thinkers who have been interrogating women’s careers in broadcasting and attempting to understand the ways in which roles have been, and remain to be, segregated by gender.

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Place, Provenance and Cultural Value

Thursday 15 November 2018

A free CAMEo research seminar.

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Radical Design

Wednesday 17 October 2018

A CAMEo Research Salon, part of the Design Season at LCB Depot.

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CAMEo Annual Conference 2018: Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

12-14 September 2018

CAMEo's annual conference will take place in Leicester in September.

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'Creating Safe Spaces'

13 September 2018

Public lecture with Maureen Beattie (Equity President). This event is part of CAMEo’s annual conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries.

This is a free event and all are welcome

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Creative Places, Co-Working and Community

14 June 2018

Join us as we explore, what makes for a creative place in arts, media and cultural production? What are the different ways in which people make creative places more inclusive, collaborative and communitarian?

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Stories and Use: Mediation, Meaning and Digital Labour

7 June 2018

A research seminar with Yujie Julie Chen (University of Leicester) and Vicki Mayer (Tulane University)

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And the Winner is…? Prizes and Awards in Arts and Culture

4 June 2018

One day symposium hosted by CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester

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Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change

1-2 June 2018

Under Her Eye is an international arts-science summit and festival curated by Invisible Dust, as part of the 2018 Suffrage Centenary and headlined by Booker-prize winning author, Margaret Atwood and previous Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres.

Speaker: Paula Serafini

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Showcase on Asian radio in Leicester

29 April - 5 May 2018

The important role played by BBC Radio Leicester in the development of Asian radio in Britain is being showcased at an event in the city.

From 29 April to 5 May, the station in St Nicholas Place will offer visitors the chance to learn more about the history of Asian programming and provide feedback.

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'The Future of Work in the Creative Industries'.

8 May 2018

Presented by Ryerson University's Faculty of Communication and Design (Toronto).

Keynote Speaker: Mark Banks

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Culture on the Fringe: Making-Up and Managing the Arts Festival

25 April 2018

Join us as we explore, what is fringe culture? What separates fringe, independent or avant-garde culture from the mainstream? What possibilities and opportunities do fringe festivals give artists and performers?

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Making It On and Off Screen: Work, Inclusion and Diversity in UK Film

12 April 2018

Join us on Thursday 12th April 6:15–8:30pm

Who gets to ‘make it’ in the UK screen sector? How can creators, funders, businesses and cinemagoers encourage more diversity on and off our screens? The CAMEo Research Institute invites you to an evening exploring diversity in the UK screen sector.

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Research Workshop

14 December 2018

The winners of our 2017 funding competition talked about their research at this workshop.

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Bright Lights: BAME Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture

30 November 2017

The launch of The Pocket Guide to BAME Role Models and Leaders in the Performing Arts took place on 30 November 2017 at Curve Theatre, Leicester.

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Talking SoundSystems

14 October 2017

Join us for a public discussion to launch Let’s Play Vinyl: Celebrating the next generation of UK sound systems on Saturday 14 October, 1.00-2.30pm, at Attenborough Arts Centre

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Servers of Craft: Making and Teaching Taste among 'Cool' Blue-Collar Workers

4 October 2017

A research seminar with Richard Ocejo, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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New Horizons in Gaming: Tech, Publics and Politics

28 September 2017

Join us on 28 September 6-8pm for a salon discussing the future of gaming, featuring gaming experts from industry and academia.

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Conference of the CAMEo Research Institute on Cultural and Media Economies:

6-8 September 2017

Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics

CAMEo held a conference 6-8 September 2017.

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What was Art School?

6 September 2017

Public lecture with Professor John Beck (Westminster) and Professor Matthew Cornford (Brighton). This event is part of CAMEo’s conference on Mediating Cultural Work.

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Do it Yourself: Grassroots Writing and Publishing

6 July 2017

A salon hosted by CAMEo on Thursday 6 July, 6:00-8:00pm at LCB Depot, Leicester.

This is a free event and all are welcome, but spaces are limited.

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The Money Shot Revisited: Changing Dynamics of Media Spectacle, Intensity and Excess

12 June 2017

This one-day workshop will draw together international scholars who are considering the phenomenon of ‘the money shot’ across different media forms and from different disciplinary perspectives.

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Cultural Industries in Shanghai Modern

24 May 2017

A public lecture by Professor Justin O’Connor, Monash University

Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1

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Wealth and status in an age of Trump: The cultural production and consumption of the super-rich

17 May 2017

14:00-17:30, Council Room first floor Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester

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Creativity, Activism and Social Change

27 April 2017

A salon to discuss creativity, activism and social change with publishers, activists, cultural practitioners and academics.

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Cultural Economy Futures

11 April 2017

Mark Banks will open an event on the future of the cultural and creative economy at Monash University, Melbourne. The event is organised by the Culture, Media, Economy research unit, one of CAMEo's research partners, and will feature a range of international academic, practitioners and policy-makers in discussion.

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Workshop on Co-working dynamics and the city

1 March 2017

This workshop will bring co-working researchers, and those with a practical or policy interest, together to discuss a range of issues around co-working.

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Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy: New Directions?

24 February 2017

CAMEo and the Centre for New Writing are hosting a Research Symposium & Workshop, with guest speakers Claire Squires and Rick Rylance on 24 February.

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Newton Tech4Dev Event

25-26 November 2016

CAMEo sponsored a panel on ‘Digital Sweatshops’ at the launch of the Newton Tech4 Dev Network at the University of Leicester.

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CAMEo Craft Cultures: Craft Drinks – Research Networking Event

11 November 2016

This one day symposium explores the meaning of ‘craft and the artisanal’ in the production and consumption of craft drinks such as natural wine, craft beer, traditional cider and small batch spirits.

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CAMEo Craft Cultures: Craftivism Talk and Workshop

10 November 2016

An engaging afternoon featuring a talk by Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) on craft as a tool for activism and a workshop on craftivist responses to gender equality in the workplace.

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CAMEo Craft Cultures: A Conversation on Craft Culture – Keynote Speech and reception

9 November 2016

International experts Kate Fletcher, Susan Luckman and Nicola Thomas discuss craft across the divide between the everyday and the professional. Join us for an evening of exploring craft, sustainability in the fashion sector, craft work and craft micro-economies.

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CAMEo Craft Cultures: Contemporary Crafts and Textiles Research – Research Networking Event

9 November 2016

Join us for a one day interdisciplinary symposium on crafts and textiles in the contemporary context, including amateur craft making (e.g. sewing, dressmaking, knitting, crocheting) as well as (micro) craft enterprises, craftivism, historical craft research, craft groups and communities in a digital context.

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CAMEo Craft Cultures: Making a Living from Craft – Workshop

8 November 2016

Aimed at students and staff, this workshop with local textile artist Ruth Singer explores aspects of employability in the creative sector and includes a hands-on engagement activity. The workshop draws on Ruth’s experience of crafting a varied portfolio career whilst also developing one’s own creativity.

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Leicester Business Festival: Diversity in the Creative Workforce

2 November 2016

CAMEo Director Mark Banks will give a talk on increasing diversity in the cultural and creative industries workforce, followed by a panel discussion with practitioners and policy makers.

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Bass Culture Launch Event

29 September 2016

Please join the Black Music Research Unit and the Bass Culture project team, including, CAMEo Director Mark Banks to mark the start of the AHRC-funded project researching the influence of Jamaican music in the UK.

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Something Old, Something New: The Wedding Spectacle across Contemporary Media Cultures

16 September 2016

The University of Leicester’s Media and Gender research group and CAMEo are co-hosting a one-day symposium on the rise of ‘wedding spectacle’ in media culture.

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Critical Capacities: Media, Labour and Action

26 July 2016

CAMEo is co-hosting a one-day event that brings together leading media academics and activists to critically examine current trends and trajectories in global worlds of media work, and to present strategies and solutions for improving and enhancing conditions of media and cultural production.

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CAMEo Official Launch

30 June 2016

CAMEo was officially launched on 30 June 2016 with a launch event organised by the University of Leicester.