King’s Cultural Community: Showcasing success 2017-18 is now live, an annual summary of the activities of a broad cultural community that extends across and beyond King’s: staff and students, in all faculties, who work in partnership with artists and cultural organisations to deliver their education, research and service ambitions in imaginative ways that are distinctive to King’s.
A snapshot of the wide variety of activity taking place across the university in the last year, projects featured extend across all faculties and include Creative Breaks, developed by the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care to counter the growing trend of working through lunch; the Georgian Papers Programme’s interpretation of the musical Hamilton emphasising the Faculty of Arts & Humanities work to translate historical documents into contemporary understanding; and A showcase of talent, which describes how King’s students connect new audiences with academic research and study through art.
Building on the long and distinguished history of partnerships with the cultural sector at King’s – particularly those established over many years with the Faculty of Arts & Humanities – the university enjoys a distinctive role in London’s cultural landscape. These innovative collaborations enrich research and education across all faculties while serving the needs of the cultural sector and, more broadly, of society.
Deborah Bull (Baroness Bull), Senior Advisory Fellow for Culture and Vice President & Vice-Principal (London), says: ‘It’s always a great pleasure to see highlights from a vast array of cultural partnership activity at King’s brought together in this annual review. It’s been a privilege to work with staff and students to develop the university’s impressive portfolio of cultural partnerships, and to be inspired over and again by the imaginative and innovative ways in which the community at King’s collaborates with artists and cultural organisations in support of mutually beneficial aims. I’m grateful to so many partners in London and beyond for their enthusiastic engagement with King’s, to colleagues across the university, to the Culture team for their work in supporting, strengthening and showcasing the work of the cultural community and I’m delighted now to welcome Munira Mirza to King’s as Executive Director for Culture. I look forward to seeing the cultural community across and beyond King’s thrive over the years to come.’
Munira Mirza, King’s new Executive Director for Culture, adds: ‘One of the things that makes King’s truly distinctive is the opportunity for students and staff to engage with cultural activity and enjoy the benefits of living in this cosmopolitan city. This showcase reveals a fantastic range of activity developed with cultural organisations and artists, that enriches learning and research across a range of faculties. It’s a chance to celebrate what’s happening throughout King’s and encourage others to participate. I’m delighted to be meeting and working closely with colleagues across the university to build and develop the unique cultural community at King’s.’
You can find out more about King’s Cultural Community and the university’s approach to partnership working with the arts and cultural sector via the new webpages, by signing up to a regular newsletter, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the university’s ‘one stop shop’ for all its cultural activities at @CulturalKings on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.