We are feeling perky at Cadence. It's not just the idea that spring may be on the way, with lighter nights and that strange big yellow round thing in the sky the other day. We're excited about some feeling that public policy debate is starting to re-emerge after a couple of years when it's been a bit obscured (justifiably or not) by all the austerity stuff ... more
Cadence Works will continue to develop projects that being together experts accross a wide range of public policy areas in 2013.
Current projects we are at the centre of are the Third Sector Cafe and Harland Works, both in Sheffield.
Please contact us if you want to hear about either.
Harland Works hosts. worskspace, event and a cafe and can be found on John Street, Sheffield.
Flexible desk space, offices, studios all in a friendly good value setting not far from the city centre ... more
Olympics, Euros, Wimbledon, Test Matches, Tour de France ... an armchair sports fan's ideal summer. Some of these events even offer the opportunity of some victories for British athletes and teams. But, does sport offer something to society beyond the excitement for spectators, a limited number of competitors and business 'partners'?
The election results in France, Greece and across Britain should perhaps be causing pause for thought about the cuts only approach to public policy that has held sway in the last couple of years.
Charities have suffered cuts when demand for their services is growing. Could a 3rd Sector stimulus package be the way to go for the Coalition or indeed in the now Labour dominated Sheffield City Council ... more
We promised news on exciting developments and are please announce phase 1- our Third Sector Cafe. Think coffee, cake and coming together with other third sector people aiming to survive and thrive in testing times. In partnership with @spikycomms and @harlandcafe in Sheffield ... more
Cadence are getting physical this year. In addition to our policy and research services we will be running a physical space that hosts businesses and events in our HQ city - Sheffield. It is an exciting development for us, which we see as a natural next step for a business that has always emphasised the part of place in policy ... more
The local press in Sheffield are getting excited about the City Council spending £21K on a consultation exercise on the cuts (ideas for). The May 3rd 2012 referendum on whether to have a Mayor or not is provoking some debate too. It's a touchy subject in South Yorkshire due to Doncaster's experiences with their elected (night?) Mayors ... more
Stone to Steel is an interesting project we have just come across. Its part of the Steel Valley Project in the Upper Don Valley which has been going since 1988. Its essentially a countryside management project, but that does not do it justice, there is a lot to it ... more
Long term Cadence collaborator Professor Danny Dorling has teamed up with Sheffield College lecturer Carl Lee to do a series of films about inequality. They are great. Thought provoking and quite funny in bits too (not always intentionally) ... more
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