As part of the GENEROSITY festival James and Clifton will be giving a talk about working at the intersection of the university, research, community work, and artistic practice. We will explore how connections made can enhance the flow of ideas and innovative opportunities to address matters of societal and environmental importance. We will join other speakers and the public at Davanti’s at Tynemouth Station, in Tynemouth 18:00 to 21:00 on 15 November, 2018. The GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving, in November 2018, will celebrate and influence the North East’s rich philanthropic tradition by telling the North East’s story. This particular event of the GENEROSITY festival is being led by the North Tyneside Art Studio, an award-winning organisation based in North Shields that has been using art and creative activities to transform the lives of people experiencing mental health issues since 1991.