But, what could such a festival look like in reality? How could we showcase community partnerships rather than researchers and their findings? We invited our partners to explore the theme of "Partnering for Change", and to organise the event together with us. They were encouraged and supported to contribute through exhibitions, performance, installations, discussions – in any way they wanted, really – at a venue of their choice and with audiences most important to them. The proposed ideas were discussed, planned and supported with a budget to help with development and delivery.