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Lancashire 2025 Needs You!

Lancashire 2025 Needs You!

14 June 2021

With the official bid process for the UK City of Culture 2025 now underway, Lancashire 2025 is calling on the citizens of Lancs to get involved. There are plenty of ways you can #ImagineLancashire and help us win the bid.

New Wallace & Gromit Statue for Preston as part of the Towns Fund Programme

New Wallace & Gromit Statue for Preston as part of the Towns Fund Programme

07 June 2021

A bronze bench featuring Nick Park's most famous creations - Wallace & Gromit - will be installed near Preston Markets later this year. Nick Park is an award-winning animator, who hails from Preston. The bench is the second in series of six ‘Pop-Up’ projects planned for the city’s Harris Quarter.

DELIVERING DESIGN AT A DISTANCE #02: Resilience & Ritual - top takeaways

DELIVERING DESIGN AT A DISTANCE #02: Resilience & Ritual - top takeaways

27 May 2021

The next in our series of Delivering Design at a Distance feature articles explore what can be done to alleviate the cognitive load and resource resilience so that people remain productive and engaged as we ease out of lockdown and enter a new hybrid landscape of work - plus top takeaways for increasing your resilience to make remote working work better for you.

Small Bells Ring launches a floating short-story library on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Small Bells Ring launches a floating short-story library on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

24 May 2021

The RF Furor Scribendi is a fully functioning canal boat which hosts the UK's largest collection of short stories. Launching on 26th May 2021, it will be moored near Accrington in June, before heading to Coventry City of Culture for the summer, and returning to Lancashire thereafter.

Virtual festival for the North's creative sector returns

Virtual festival for the North's creative sector returns

17 May 2021

Hundreds of creative industry professionals are being invited to join a two-day virtual event this month - the only one of its kind in the North of England. The Creative Leaders Festival 2021, organised by GC Business Growth Hub on behalf of The Growth Company, will take place from 25th - 26th May 2021.

DELIVERING DESIGN AT DISTANCE #01: Playing with Purpose

DELIVERING DESIGN AT DISTANCE #01: Playing with Purpose

12 May 2021

In the first instalment of Delivering Design at a Distance, we look at how remote work impacts on the power and process of creativity - plus the Top Five Takeaway Tips for Playing with Purpose.

Nicola Ellis & Ritherdon collaboration to be exhibited at Castlefield Gallery

Nicola Ellis & Ritherdon collaboration to be exhibited at Castlefield Gallery

10 May 2021

Castlefield Gallery is delighted to have worked closely with Nicola Ellis to develop her first major solo exhibition - "No Gaps in the Line". Originally planned for 2020, the exhibition will now take place at Castlefield Gallery from 13 June – 1 August 2021 with a press and public preview planned for Saturday 12 June.

ICG shares their Spring Loaded business survey results

ICG shares their Spring Loaded business survey results

04 May 2021

Research carried out by North West marketing agency ICG shows that businesses are looking to consolidate in a post-pandemic world - but are also confident about the year ahead.

Can you reimagine the way we live?

Can you reimagine the way we live?

30 April 2021

Lancashire 2025 has launched its Bid Programme Call seeking new ideas for physical locations in Lancashire that include a digital element. Lancashire 2025 wants to build a ground-breaking, high-quality cultural programme to stage the UK City of Culture, in the Virtual city of Lancashire - a cultural city of ‘creative’ citizens at a county scale, joining the geographical area and the digital spaces - and we want to hear from anyone who has an idea for the bid.

Northern Heart Films among first approved for the Creative Kickstart Scheme

Northern Heart Films among first approved for the Creative Kickstart Scheme

12 April 2021

Northern Heart Films are one of the North West’s first businesses to be approved for the Creative Kickstart scheme. As part of this Department of Work and Pensions job creation scheme, they are offering two entry-level placement opportunities to 16-24 year olds interested in a creative career.

The Harris secures Lottery Funding to continue their #HarrisYourPlace project

The Harris secures Lottery Funding to continue their #HarrisYourPlace project

29 March 2021

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston has been awarded £4.5 million in National Lottery Heritage funding, enabling them to continue with the #HarrisYourPlace project. This funding will help to facilitate the much-needed upgrade of this much-loved community hub into a 21st-century space for community, culture and learning.

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

Applications now open for next Creative Step cohort

29 March 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.

Soap Media recognised as the UK's number one agency for client satisfaction

Soap Media recognised as the UK's number one agency for client satisfaction

22 March 2021

Digital marketing agency Soap Media has been awarded the title of UK’s number one agency for client satisfaction by The Drum. The northwest-based company has fended off competition from thousands of its peers to be given the award by the biggest marketing website in Europe, pinpointing Soap as the elite UK agency.

Free Online Arts Workshops for Prestonians with The Living City

Free Online Arts Workshops for Prestonians with The Living City

22 March 2021

An opportunity to participate in creative and wellbeing-focused workshops which are free to people living PR postcodes, brought to you by The Living City Project and They Eat Culture.

Applications now open for Script Lab 2021

Applications now open for Script Lab 2021

22 March 2021

Script Lab is Film Hub North's annual Writer development programme supporting creatives in the North to turn their short film ideas into completed scripts. The programme runs online from May until November and applications are due by Friday 23rd April 2021.