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The Dukes Theatre & Good Creator announce professional development series for North-West artists.

The Dukes Theatre & Good Creator announce professional development series for North-West artists.

20 September 2021

This Autumn, The Dukes Theatre, in partnership with, Good Creator, is hosting ‘The Sessions’, a ten-week series of virtual keynote lectures jam-packed with insight, inspiration and expert guidance to aspiring, emerging and established artists age 16+, to build a career in theatre arts.

The new Morecambe Playhouse releases its Autumn programme

The new Morecambe Playhouse releases its Autumn programme

20 September 2021

A new studio theatre, The Playhouse in the West End of Morecambe, has thrown open its doors after months of Covid uncertainty releasing a full programme of events from September to Christmas.

Northern Heart Films Collaboration screened at Wigan Arts Festival

Northern Heart Films Collaboration screened at Wigan Arts Festival

20 September 2021

'The Road to Happiness' is a Northern Heart Films collaboration with Wigan Council, which was recently screened at Wigan Arts Festival's Pop-Up cinema.

LCC Launches Arts Commission for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration

LCC Launches Arts Commission for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration

13 September 2021

​2022 marks the momentous occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years of service to her people and the Commonwealth. A new arts commission has been launched to celebrate the special connection she has to Lancashire and its people.

Moving tribute to Matt Evans

Moving tribute to Matt Evans

11 September 2021

We are sad to share news of the untimely loss of our dear friend and collaborator, Matt Evans who passed away recently following a short illness.

Lancashire 2025 - Bid Programme Call

Lancashire 2025 - Bid Programme Call

24 August 2021

Last chance to submit your ideas for Lancashire’s bid to win UK City of Culture 2025. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support

Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support

17 August 2021

More support to help secure the future of arts and cultural organisations who have previously been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund.

The Duke's launches 50th Anniversary season

The Duke's launches 50th Anniversary season

09 August 2021

In celebration of Lancaster-based The Dukes 50th Anniversary, they are kicking off a year of celebration with their new Autumn 2021 season, packed with a host of imaginative storytelling in comedy, drama, film and family shows.​

Calling young creatives - Creative Step ’Design Sprint’

Calling young creatives - Creative Step ’Design Sprint’

05 August 2021

We're seeking a small group of young creatives to participate in this intense and quick-fire programme; to go from taking on the challenge for Lancashire to prototyping and testing potential solutions in just a week.

Double digit client win for ICG

Double digit client win for ICG

26 July 2021

​Preston-based integrated marketing agency, ICG has enjoyed a winning first half to the year after adding 10 new clients to its impressive roster. The new wins include Hamilton Building Construction Limited, St Annes based aparthotel Hy Hotel and public sector client, Fylde Council.

Arts Council England launches latest Culture Recovery Fund

Arts Council England launches latest Culture Recovery Fund

26 July 2021

Arts Council England have launched a new Emergency Resource Support fund for organisations at imminent risk of failure to support them until the end of the year.

Globetrotting giant inflatable sculpture coming to Blackburn

Globetrotting giant inflatable sculpture coming to Blackburn

26 July 2021

The National Festival of Making brings their second public realm installation to Blackburn this year following the postponement of the 2021 festival. The unmissable Dodecalis Luminarium, a giant, inflatable sculpture and sensory maze experience like no other, will stop in Blackburn for 4 days in August.

Blackburn's The Making Rooms launches 2nd Creative Accelerator

Blackburn's The Making Rooms launches 2nd Creative Accelerator

26 July 2021

Following on from the successes and lessons from the first programme, Creative Accelerator Blackburn is back with a new programme at the Making Rooms, to support and mentor emerging talent to develop professional elements of their burgeoning careers.

Dynamic duo develops ICG’s digital department

Dynamic duo develops ICG’s digital department

19 July 2021

Lancashire-based strategic marketing agency, ICG has bolstered its digital department with the addition of two new recruits. ICG is an award-winning full service design, digital, PR and social agency based in Preston, and is also currently recruiting for other roles.

Make North Launching Lancashire-wide Home Pottery Service

Make North Launching Lancashire-wide Home Pottery Service

28 June 2021

Due to popular demand, what started as a temporary alternative service for Make North during Covid, is now becoming a Lancashire-wide opportunity for anybody to experience making proper pottery in the comfort of their own home.