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#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lucia Haynes

#IWD2021: Creative Women Profile - Lucia Haynes

01 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2021, we're doing a series of feature interviews with pioneering and trailblazing women working in creative fields, who have a connection to Lancashire. First up is Lucia Haynes, a writer for television and radio.

Northern Heart Films wins Hebden Bridge Award for 'Joy Uncensored'

Northern Heart Films wins Hebden Bridge Award for 'Joy Uncensored'

25 February 2021

A short documentary produced by Lancashire-based Northern Heart Films has won the Audience Award at the Hebden Bridge Film festival, where it had its first screening. The trailer of Joy Uncensored is now available to view.

Calling New Designers! Submit your application for the 'One Year In' showcase.

Calling New Designers! Submit your application for the 'One Year In' showcase.

22 February 2021

New Designers returns this summer to showcase more than 3,000 of the brightest new creative minds working in contemporary design. 'One Year In' is their curated exhibition of work by design entrepreneurs in their first year of businesses. Applications are open until Sunday 28th February 2021.​​

Participate in the Eden Project North community conversations

Participate in the Eden Project North community conversations

18 February 2021

Eden Project North is a new year-round attraction planned for Morecambe Bay that envisions a British seaside resort for the 21st Century. The Eden team are hosting monthly forums and online community conversations around the project. This is an opportunity to have your say and find out more.

Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

18 February 2021

Discover! Creative Careers Week is an online programme aimed at introducing students to different careers and workplaces across the creative industries. It takes place during National Careers Week 2021, running from 1st to 5th March 2021. If you are an employer or individual working in creative industries, find out how to get involved.

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

15 February 2021

The Creative Step is Creative Lancashire's innovative online development programme, aimed at helping Lancashire-based creative business owners. We are currently recruiting for the next cohorts, which will take place throughout 2021. Find out more about the programme and the next cohort start date.

Uclan's Annual Design Conference is Making a Mark

Uclan's Annual Design Conference is Making a Mark

08 February 2021

The theme of this year's Uclan's annual design conference is "Making Your Mark". You can watch a fantastic line up of guest speakers from 8th to 12th February 2021 via the links in this article.

BFI Future Film Festival announces 2021 Programme

BFI Future Film Festival announces 2021 Programme

08 February 2021

From 18-21st of February 2021, The BFI Future Film Festival will be delivering masterclasses, talks, workshops, and a knockout film programme. For the very first time, the festival will be completely online and completely free.

Arts Council launches #CreativityExchange to support Creativity in Schools

Arts Council launches #CreativityExchange to support Creativity in Schools

08 February 2021

The Creativity Exchange is a new platform and online community for teachers and creative practitioners to get inspired, offer support, share ideas, and help develop teaching for creativity across the curriculum.

Culture Recovery Fund - Round 2 for Independent Cinemas

Culture Recovery Fund - Round 2 for Independent Cinemas

18 January 2021

A second round of Culture Recovery Fund grants, offering an additional £14million of support, is now open to independent cinemas in England whose businesses have been unavoidably interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for submissions is Monday 1st February 2021.

Live Brief launched to support skills development for Creative Students

Live Brief launched to support skills development for Creative Students

18 January 2021

Creative & Cultural Skills have teamed up with The National Festival of Making to launch an industry-led student challenge. The Live Brief is designed to support students’ skills development across the combination of creative and business skills needed to thrive as a professional, whether freelance or employed.

Applications open for round two of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

Applications open for round two of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

12 January 2021

Applications are now open for the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, with a further £36 million available in grants to support heritage organisations across England survive the on-going impact of COVID-19 through April to June.

Preston Agency Soap Media Receive 3 Prestigious Accolades

Preston Agency Soap Media Receive 3 Prestigious Accolades

11 January 2021

In recent months, Soap Media has received three highly regarded industry accolades from internationally recognised organisations. Clutch awarded them Top Global B2B Partner and included them in their Top 1000 global companies list. Soap was also nominated for the Drum Top 100, the most important index in the digital marketing industry.

An opportunity to exhibit at Handmade Interact 2021

An opportunity to exhibit at Handmade Interact 2021

11 January 2021

The second edition of Handmade Interact, an Interactive Virtual Craft Fair, takes place from Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 March 2021. This year the focus is on Women in Craft. Exhibitors interested in showcasing their work at the fair have until Friday 12th February to submit your application.

Respect Due: MF Doom (1971-2020)

Respect Due: MF Doom (1971-2020)

09 January 2021

Lars Gotrich (NPR Music) plays tribute to Daniel Dumile, the influential and inspirational rapper and producer best known as MF DOOM, who died on Oct. 31, according to a message posted on his Instagram account by his wife, Jasmine Dumile on New Years Eve.