Author Archive | heidiandrews


You are invited to a conversation about art and regulation. 17th May, University of Bristol.  Book Here The Productive Margins programme (2013-18) is a Connected Communities (AHRC/ESRC) collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff and a number of community organisations in England and Wales. The programme focuses on the ways in which people and communities excluded from […]

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PRODUCTIVE MARGINS: CALL FOR ARTISTS ‘WEATHERING THE STORM’: THE HIDDEN VALUE OF COMMUNITY ANCHOR ORGANISATIONS Submission deadline: 26th January, 5pm Productive Margins seeks to commission an artist / collective to work with academics and community organisations in Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil on a project exploring the role and value of community anchor organisations. We welcome […]

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What contribution can university-community collaborations make to the creation of flourishing cities?

  In July 2017 Productive Margins presented at this AHRC funded event organised by the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Pilots  exploring innovative partnerships between universities and civil society organisations engaged in co-creating, re-inventing and improving life in the city and its surroundings. The key aim of the event was to better understand the ways in which co-produced […]

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Productive Margins Festival – Thursday 14th September – SAVE THE DATE

You are warmly invited to take part in the Productive Margins Festival! When? 14 September 2017, 8am-8pm Where? The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG Productive Margins has been working on some of the big questions that we face collectively: mapping, making and mobilising with young people; Muslim engagement in decision-making; isolation and loneliness among […]

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Productive Margins Researcher wins Canadian Conference Award

At this year’s C2UExpo in Vancouver, Helen Thomas-Hughes was presented with a ‘Heart of the Conference’ award for going above and beyond in delivering an energising and transformative conference experience. Helen was the ‘post-secondary institution’ recipient, in recognition of her work with Bristol University’s Productive Margins project. Held every two years, the C2UExpo showcases the best practices […]

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Community Researcher Vacancy

The role of community anchor organisations in regulating community influence and engagement in anti-poverty programmes The South Riverside Community Development Centre (SRCDC) currently works with people in the areas of Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to deliver the Welsh Government’s flagship programme, Communities First. Communities First is a tackling poverty programme aimed at the most deprived […]

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What are your Life Chances? Launch of novel.

Life Chances reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain. The new novel, which uses fictional characters based on the experiences of real people who are recent migrants or living on the breadline in inner city Britain, is published today Tuesday 20th February. The novel tracks the journey of an aspirant journalist as […]

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Too many takeaways?

Within the Food project Somali women from the Easton area of Bristol did work around the proliferation of fast food outlets within their community. The policy briefing Too many takeaways? How the food environment affects the health and wellbeing of communities is now available.

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Somali Kitchen cooks up healthy fast food for Easton

The pop-up Somali Kitchen event was led by a group of mums, all members of SPAN (Single Parent Action Network),  keen to promote healthy alternatives to the fast food on offer at the dozens of takeaways in the area, while discussing food-related issues and celebrating Somali food and culture. The event evolved out of collaborative research project Productive […]

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